“That’s why when major badasses greet each other in movies, they don’t say anything, they just nod. The nod means, ‘I am a badass, and I recognize that you, too, are a badass,’ but they don’t say anything because they’re Wolverine and Magneto and it would mess up their vibe to explain.” -Cassandra Clare, Mortal Instruments
Actions is the language. Speech is for instructions and witty comebacks. That’s how it’s done in the world of the badass.