History Literature / TheExecutioner

1st Nov '16 3:14:04 PM dlchen145
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* HeroLookingForGroup: Bolan forms a 'Death Squad' of Vietnam veterans to help him in his war against the Mafia, but all of them get killed except for '[[MrFixit Gadgets]]' Schwartz and '[[TheSocialExpert The Politician]]' Blancanales, who along with '[[BadAss Ironman]]' Carl Lyons become Able Team.

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* HeroLookingForGroup: Bolan forms a 'Death Squad' of Vietnam veterans to help him in his war against the Mafia, but all of them get killed except for '[[MrFixit Gadgets]]' Schwartz and '[[TheSocialExpert The Politician]]' Blancanales, who along with '[[BadAss Ironman]]' 'Ironman' Carl Lyons become Able Team.
30th Aug '16 3:54:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Bolan constantly goes up against hordes of mobsters, terrorists, cartel members, and other heavily armed groups and wipes them out while receiving only minor injuries. Many of Bolan's allies also qualify, including the Able Team and Phoenix Force members. Some of Bolan's tougher enemies also qualify.


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* OneManArmy: Bolan constantly goes up against hordes of mobsters, terrorists, cartel members, and other heavily armed groups and wipes them out while receiving only minor injuries.
28th Aug '16 12:08:26 AM JackG
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* RogueAgent: Though unlike [[FromCamouflageToCriminal most examples]], he started off this way. After being framed by the KGB and the death of his LoveInterest, Bolan decided to go back to fighting evil his way. Though he still does the occasional 'deniable' job for his old colleagues.

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* RogueAgent: Though unlike [[FromCamouflageToCriminal most examples]], he started off this way.[[VigilanteMan as this]]. After being framed by the KGB and the death of his LoveInterest, Bolan decided to go back to fighting evil his way. Though he still does the occasional 'deniable' job for his old colleagues.
28th Aug '16 12:06:43 AM JackG
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* RogueAgent: Though unlike [[FromCamouflageToCriminal most examples]], he started off this way. After being framed by the KGB and the death of his LoveInterest, Bolan decided to go back to fighting evil his way. Though he still does the occasional 'deniable' job for his old colleagues.
26th Aug '16 7:08:38 PM foxley
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* CoffinContraband: One of novels (likely inspired by the Frank Lucas affair) has heroin being smuggled in coffins marked Remains Non-Viewable (used for mutilated corpses who couldn't be given an open casket funeral) to dissuade anyone from opening them.
4th Jun '16 1:45:01 PM MarkLungo
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Not to be confused with Mark Bolan of the British band T-Rex.

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Not to be confused with Mark Bolan Music/MarcBolan of the British band T-Rex.
T-Rex.

Compare with ComicBook/ThePunisher and Paul Kersey of the ''Film/DeathWish'' series.
4th Jun '16 1:32:36 PM MarkLungo
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An ActionAdventureSeries created by Don Pendleton in 1969 that is [[LongRunningBookSeries still continuing to this day]]. Over six hundred novels have been written featuring the protagonist Mack Bolan and various spin-off characters.

Mack Bolan (nicknamed "The Executioner" by his fellow soldiers) is an elite sniper / penetration specialist in TheVietnamWar when he receives word that his father Sam, a steelworker in Pittsfield, has [[PaterFamilicide gone insane and shot dead his wife Elsa and daughter]] Cynthia ("Cindy"). On talking to the SoleSurvivor, younger brother Johnny, Bolan discovers that his father was being squeezed by Mafia {{Loan Shark}}s and, on hearing that his daughter was prostituting herself to cover his debt, snapped under the pressure.

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An ActionAdventureSeries created by Don Pendleton in 1969 that is [[LongRunningBookSeries still continuing to this day]]. Over six hundred 600 novels have been written featuring the protagonist Mack Bolan and various spin-off characters.

Mack Bolan (nicknamed "The Executioner" by his fellow soldiers) is an elite sniper / penetration sniper/penetration specialist in TheVietnamWar when he receives word that his father Sam, a steelworker in Pittsfield, has [[PaterFamilicide gone insane and shot dead his wife Elsa and daughter]] Cynthia ("Cindy"). On talking to the SoleSurvivor, younger brother Johnny, Bolan discovers that his father was being squeezed by Mafia {{Loan Shark}}s and, on hearing that his daughter was prostituting herself to cover his debt, snapped under the pressure.
17th Apr '16 5:03:57 AM GentlemensDame883
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* AxCrazy: The Orishas in ''Crisis Nation'' wield iron African axes as their weapon of choice.

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* AxCrazy: AnAxeToGrind: The Orishas in ''Crisis Nation'' wield iron African axes as their weapon of choice.
17th Apr '16 5:01:38 AM GentlemensDame883
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* AwesomenessByAnalysis: In ''War Against The Mafia'', Bolan deduces that [[spoiler:the Mafia conference going on in the mansion's upper room is actually a decoy by timing it and recognising the actions of the participants are too regular.]]



* Badass: Bolan constantly goes up against hordes of mobsters, terrorists, cartel members, and other heavily armed groups and wipes them out while receiving only minor injuries. Many of Bolan's allies also qualify, including the Able Team and Phoenix Force members. Some of Bolan's tougher enemies also qualify.

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* Badass: {{Badass}}: Bolan constantly goes up against hordes of mobsters, terrorists, cartel members, and other heavily armed groups and wipes them out while receiving only minor injuries. Many of Bolan's allies also qualify, including the Able Team and Phoenix Force members. Some of Bolan's tougher enemies also qualify.


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* DeathFromAbove: In the final shootout in ''War Against The Mafia'', Bolan spends a large part of it thinking it's going too easily and wondering when the mobsters are going to unleash their "big punch". It turns out to be [[spoiler:an attack helicopter.]]
15th Apr '16 9:27:57 AM GentlemensDame883
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* RecklessGunUsage: Late in ''War Against The Mafia'', Bolan spies on a presumably untrained mobster scratching his shoulder with the barrel of his gun.
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