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Abram A. Heller - USCG rescue swimmer who went head-first into a brutal storm on the Bering Sea and saved 8 men from a deadly shipwreck.

Max Hardberger - This guy steals $10 million cargo ships from pirates. Professionally.

Grace O'Malley - The Pirate Queen of Connaught.

Megalodon - The most terrifying thing ever.

Dudley Morton - WWII U.S. submarine commander who once destroyed an enemy ship with Molotov cocktails.

Blas de Lezo - One-armed, one-eyed, one-legged, pirate-hunting Admiral of the Spanish Navy.

Lothar von Arnauld - The most successful submarine commander ever.

The Kraken - What has two giant eyes, eight legs, a couple tentacles, and an insatiable thirst for human blood?

Edward Low - The Caribbean's bloodiest and most brutal pirate.

Hayreddin Barbarossa - The peasant who became a pirate, and then became the Grand Admiral of the Turkish Navy.

Winston Churchill - The greatest British ruler since the days of King Arthur.

Edwin J. Hill - Navy Boatswain saved his ship from destruction during the raid on Pearl Harbor.

Michael Groves - One man fought off a dozen Somali pirates with a fire hose.

Captain James Macrae - In the face of a dick load of pirates, Macrae fought tooth and nail to keep his crew safe.

Alexander Selkirk - Stranded on an island for four years and not acting like a little bitch made this guy so awesome Daniel Defoe wrote Robinson Crusoe after him.

Yi Soon Shin - Kickass Korean admiral and major thorn in Japan's balls during the 16th century.

Anne Bonny - A pirate with breasts. And balls.

Sir Francis Drake - Took down the Spanish Armada with nothing but ambition and a bunch of ships he set on fire.

John Paul Jones - The most balls-out naval commander in American history.

Dan Daly - One of only two people to receive the medal of honor twice.

Odysseus - The Trojan war wasn't even enough of an adventure for this guy.

Eric Nerhus - Eaten by a shark and survived. By a SHARK.

Ching Shih - A female pirate in charge of a fleet so powerful it kicked the shit out of the Chinese Imperial Navy.

François l'Olonnais - The cruelest, most despised pirate on the Spanish Main.

Viktor Leonov - Spetsnaz Naval officer and two-time Hero of the Soviet Union.

Doris Miller - The ship's cook who manned the .50 cal during Pearl Harbor.

Henry Morgan - The pirate who became an Admiral.

Ernest Henry Shackleton - Probably the most insane Antarctic explorer in history.

Moby-Dick - A gigantic evil Sperm Whale that crushes ships by ramming them with his face.

David H. Jarvis - Coast Guard hero crossed 1500 miles through the Arctic in the dead of winter to save 250 stranded sailors.

Bartholomew Roberts - The most successful and dangerous pirate to ever live.

Koxinga - The only pirate to ever be worshipped as a living God.

Michiel de Ruyter - Dutch Admiral who commanded ships in 7 wars and once stole the flagship of the English Navy from its home port.

Battle off Samar - With the American invasion of the Philippines hanging in the balance, seven daring destroyer captains desperately hurl themselves against the biggest Japanese battleship fleet ever put to sea.

Roald Amundsen - The first man to conquer the South Pole.

Harrison Okene - Nigerian ship's cook survives 60 hours trapped in an air bubble 100 feet below the surface.

Themistocles - Athenian commander who took on the full might of the Persian Navy in the final defense of his homeland.

Gonzalo Guerrero - Hardcore Spanish mercenary shipwrecks on the Mexican shore, becomes war leader of the Mayans.

Francis Marion - The Swamp Fox, this take-no-prisoners American guerrilla warrior made life miserable for British forces across South Carolina.

Hell Roaring Healy - A life-saving legend in the Coast Guard, the first African-American to command a U.S. government vessel, and the man who single-handedly patrolled the Alaska coastline for over 20 years.

Harald Fairhair - Badass Viking ruler with amazing hair who refused to cut his locks or trim his beard until he'd conquered every minor kingdom in Norway.

Erik the Red - A convicted Viking mass-murderer somehow convinces 400 people to follow him to Greenland and let him rule as their Jarl.

Woodes Rogers - The man most responsible for single-handedly ending the Golden Age of Piracy in the Caribbean.

Jeanne de Clisson - When the King of France had her husband beheaded as a traitor, the "Tigress of Britanny" assembled a fleet of black-hulled warships and personally wreaked vengeance on the Crown.

Felix Von Luckner - World War I German commerce raider who sank 64,000 tons of British shipping and destroyed 14 vessels. With a three-masted old-school sailing ship. And without killing a single person.

Douglas Munro - The only U.S. Coast Guardsman to ever receive the Medal of Honor.

Mike Thornton - 30 year veteran of the US Navy, founding member of SEAL Team Six, once charged through a hail of gunfire to save his commanding officer from a swarming horde of enemy soldiers in the jungles of Vietnam.

Vitus Bering - Military navigator, walked the entire length of Russia four times, discovered Alaska, and did it all without complaining.

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