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Synonyms: GQMF
See also: snikt!, HBIC, !
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BAMF is an acronym for Bad Ass Mother Fucker.

It is often used to describe a certain way of writing a character that emphasizes their badass qualities: for instance, Alicambs' Sherlock Recs for BBC Sherlock fandom features a section specifically for "BAMF!John" stories. Another recs post by hoodie-time in Supernatural fandom is entitled a trio of BAMF!Cas fic recs (Dean/Castiel and gen).

Fans of the X-Men may also know bamf! as the sound effect that accompanies Nightcrawler's teleporting.