History Comicbook / Commando

31st Oct '16 11:00:31 AM AgileZombieGuy
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** She was also the first female lead character ever in Commando, appearing first in the story "Operation Nachthexen " in 2013.
31st Oct '16 10:58:06 AM AgileZombieGuy
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* ActionGirl: Few and far between, as the stories tend to take place during WW2 and before. However, Soviet Lieutenant Yana Belinky, a pilot belonging to the infamous [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_Witches Night Witches]] is this in spades. Particularly notable that she is shown to be perhaps the most toughest and most capable character in the entire three part "Nachthexen Saga" - she is an ace pilot, very capable of surviving in wilderness even while recovering from a bad leg injury.. She is simply put, badass.
19th Oct '16 7:51:46 AM TheWildWestPyro
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* TheNeidermeyer: Officers who aren't well liked by the enlisted men often show up. If they're seen from the perspective of the troops, they're usually of the aforementioned GeneralFailure type, but when they're an important character themselves, their story is typically about them winning the respect of their troops. A relatively popular example is to team up a unit of rough and ready [=ANZACs=] with a [[StiffUpperLip by-the-book Englishman]].

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* TheNeidermeyer: Officers who aren't well liked by the enlisted men often show up. If they're seen from the perspective of the troops, they're usually of the aforementioned GeneralFailure type, but when they're an important character themselves, their story is typically about them winning the respect of their troops. A relatively popular example is to team up a unit of rough and ready [=ANZACs=] or a snarky American, usually a Texan, with a [[StiffUpperLip by-the-book Englishman]].


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* OneManArmy: Occasionally shows up in quite a few stories. In particular, Gurkhas tend to be depicted as cunning but extremely skilled badasses who are willing to fight off entire Japanese battalions by themselves.
19th Oct '16 7:48:26 AM TheWildWestPyro
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** A recent addition are the Convict Commandos first appearing in 2011, and have since appeared in 24 stories to date. The convict commandos are, as their name would imply, formerly imprisoned soldiers now working for their pardon in all kinds of covert operations. Despite their nickname none of them have actual commando training, save perhaps their leader, a MI6 agent and a soldier as tough as they come.

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** A recent addition are the [[ArmyOfThievesAndWhores Convict Commandos Commandos]] first appearing in 2011, and have since appeared in 24 stories to date. The convict commandos are, as their name would imply, formerly imprisoned soldiers now working for their pardon in all kinds of covert operations. Despite their nickname none of them have actual commando training, save perhaps their leader, a MI6 agent and a soldier as tough as they come.



* WarIsHell: Usually present.

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* WarIsHell: Usually present.present, and various issues take pains to point it out.
13th Aug '16 4:23:57 PM Suihkujeesus
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** One of the weirdest examples has to be when an old Panzer Mark IV breaks itself out of a museum once it gets hit by a [[LightningCanDoAnything freak lightning]], coming to life in the late 70's to avenge something that happened decades earlier during the last days of WW2.
13th Aug '16 4:04:07 PM Suihkujeesus
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** A recent addition are the Convict Commandos first appearing in 2011, and have since appeared in 24 stories to date. The convict commandos are, as their name would imply, formerly imprisoned soldiers now working for their pardon in all kinds of covert operations. Despite their nickname none of them have actual commando training, save perhaps their leader, a MI5 agent and a soldier as tough as they come.

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** A recent addition are the Convict Commandos first appearing in 2011, and have since appeared in 24 stories to date. The convict commandos are, as their name would imply, formerly imprisoned soldiers now working for their pardon in all kinds of covert operations. Despite their nickname none of them have actual commando training, save perhaps their leader, a MI5 MI6 agent and a soldier as tough as they come.
13th Aug '16 4:01:43 PM Suihkujeesus
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** A recent addition are the Convict Commandos first appearing in 2011, and have since appeared in 24 stories to date. The convict commandos are, as their name would imply, formerly imprisoned soldiers now working for their pardon in all kinds of covert operations. Despite their nickname none of them have actual commando training, save perhaps their leader, a MI5 agent and a soldier as tough as they come.
11th Aug '16 3:08:16 PM PitterPatter
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* HotSubOnSubAction: Rarely happens as actual underwater combat - usually in the most historically common version; that is, sinking another submarine that has surfaced with deck cannons or torpedoes. One particularly sad example is when a {{gloryhound}} Nazi officer manages to sink his own submarine by disregarding safety precautions when using a then state-of-the-art acoustic torpedo.
24th May '16 1:22:09 AM erforce
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The general tone is more ''Film/TheGunsOfNavarone'' than ''SavingPrivateRyan''; the horrors of war are still there, but they don't overpower the stories. Over the years, the "Boy's Own Adventures" attitude has been toned down a bit, but it's still a mostly optimistic view of war, viewing it more as a necessary evil than a fun time for the boys.

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The general tone is more ''Film/TheGunsOfNavarone'' than ''SavingPrivateRyan''; ''Film/SavingPrivateRyan''; the horrors of war are still there, but they don't overpower the stories. Over the years, the "Boy's Own Adventures" attitude has been toned down a bit, but it's still a mostly optimistic view of war, viewing it more as a necessary evil than a fun time for the boys.
11th Nov '15 1:44:14 AM TheWildWestPyro
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* DependingOnTheWriter: Can often mean the difference between, for example, US troops being [[AmericaSavesTheDay a bunch of okay guys who want to help others live as free as they do]] or [[{{Eagleland}} stupid Yanks who think they can whatever they want]], whether TheBigGuy is a GentleGiant or a BoisterousBruiser, or whether or not AllGermansAreNazis.

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* DependingOnTheWriter: Can often mean the difference between, for example, US troops being [[AmericaSavesTheDay a bunch of okay guys who want to help others live as free as they do]] or [[{{Eagleland}} stupid stupid/overconfident/touchy Yanks who think they can do whatever they want]], whether TheBigGuy is a GentleGiant or a BoisterousBruiser, or whether or not AllGermansAreNazis.
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