In a nation forged by guts and glory, it takes true courage to stand out from the crowd. History books are brimming with stories of good triumphing over evil, an epic challenge being met, and the most influential and inspirational figures in American history coming into their own. We all know Abraham Lincoln abolished slavery, Amelia Earhart broke aviation records, Elvis Presley stepped out of the spotlight to serve his country, and General George Patton earned the right to be called a military hero, but it's their lesser known exploits of brawn and brains that make them all true American badasses. Stories about our nation's most extraordinary legends, whose mythos extends far beyond their museum exhibits and namesake landmarks, are the focus of the all-new series produced exclusively for American Heroes Channel (AHC) by Leftfield Pictures.
In a new format for the network, each hour-long episode examines the lives of four impressive and accomplished historical figures and analyzes their extraordinary feats to determine who is the biggest badass of all time. Through five rounds of competition - fighting skills, survival, toughness, daringness, and cool factor - historians and experts judge each figure and assign points based on how their accomplishments measure up. The legend with the most total points through five rounds earns the title of America's Most Badass. Bold animation punches up archive footage, photos, and recreations of each figure's most defining moments. (Source: Discovery)