History Literature / TheExecutioner

7th Sep '17 3:03:24 PM foxley
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* EvilAlbino: Played as straight as possible in ''Invisible Invader''. One of the main villain's henchmen is an albino assassin simply called The Albino. While the other villains are described in detail, The Albino's real name and country of origin are never revealed.
27th May '17 12:28:37 PM nombretomado
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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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Mack Bolan (nicknamed "The Executioner" by his fellow soldiers) is an elite sniper/penetration specialist in TheVietnamWar UsefulNotes/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.
14th May '17 3:40:24 AM JackG
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* MurderInc[=/=]ProfessionalKiller: The Black Aces, elite contract killers led by the Talifero brothers and answering only to the New York Mafia Commission. They are held in awe by the average [[{{Mook}} Mafia footsoldier]] and are often described as radiating 'class' and charisma. Bolan is able to use this awe to his advantage by posing as a Black Ace in order to manipulate events.

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* MurderInc[=/=]ProfessionalKiller: MurderInc: The Black Aces, elite contract killers {{Professional Killer}}s led by the Talifero brothers and answering only to the New York Mafia Commission. They are held in awe by the average [[{{Mook}} Mafia footsoldier]] and are often described as [[AffablyEvil radiating 'class' and charisma.charisma]]. Bolan is able to use this awe to his advantage by posing as a Black Ace in order to manipulate events.
14th May '17 3:37:44 AM JackG
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* AvengersAssemble: Happens with often Phoenix Force, being a diverse MultinationalTeam. Less often with Able Team as there's only three of them -- usually they're introduced in a MissionBriefing while being flown to their target area.

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* AvengersAssemble: Happens with often with Phoenix Force, being a diverse MultinationalTeam. Less often so with Able Team as there's only three of them -- usually they're introduced in a MissionBriefing while being flown to their target area.
22nd Apr '17 3:54:51 PM marcoasalazarm
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Currently (as of 2015) the series is out of print because of its publishing house, Gold Eagle, closing down.
22nd Apr '17 3:47:27 PM marcoasalazarm
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* CoolGuns / ICallItVera. 'Big Thunder', Bolan's stainless steel [[HandCannon .44 [=AutoMag=]]], and 'Belle', his silenced Beretta Brigadier (a civilian Beretta M1951), sometimes fired GunsAkimbo. They were later replaced by a Beretta 93R and .44 Desert Eagle. Able Team uses silenced Beretta 93R's (with [[LaserSight tritium night sights]] and [[DepletedPhlebotinumShells steel-core bullets]] for extra penetration) modified by CIA weaponsmith Andrzej Konzaki. Carl Lyons lacks faith in their stopping power, so Konzaki created a Colt .45 with the same capabilities -- as well as Lyon's Crowd-Killing Device, a modified [[{{BFG}} Atchisson Assault Shotgun]] whose effects are [[MoreDakka devastating at close quarters]].

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* CoolGuns / ICallItVera. 'Big Thunder', Bolan's stainless steel [[HandCannon .44 [=AutoMag=]]], and 'Belle', his silenced Beretta Brigadier (a civilian Beretta M1951), sometimes fired GunsAkimbo. They were later replaced by a Beretta 93R and .44 Desert Eagle.Eagle, with the occasional use of "Little Lightning" (a Mini-Uzi). Able Team uses silenced Beretta 93R's (with [[LaserSight tritium night sights]] and [[DepletedPhlebotinumShells steel-core bullets]] for extra penetration) modified by CIA weaponsmith Andrzej Konzaki. Carl Lyons lacks faith in their stopping power, so Konzaki created a Colt .45 with the same capabilities -- as well as Lyon's Crowd-Killing Device, a modified [[{{BFG}} Atchisson Assault Shotgun]] whose effects are [[MoreDakka devastating at close quarters]].
19th Apr '17 2:56:37 AM Alvin
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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.

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* CoffinContraband: One of the 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.
26th Feb '17 12:50:55 PM erforce
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* FollowTheLeader: Don Pendleton is credited with launching (or at least modernizing) the ActionAdventure genre with this series, which led to the inevitable flood of OneManArmy VigilanteMan fighting TheMafia clones -- ''The Penetrator'', ''The Specialist'', ''The Marksman'', ''The Terminator'' (no, not [[Film/TheTerminator that one]]), even the soft porn ''The Sexecutioner'' (involving a female operative working for [[FunWithAcronyms N.Y.M.P.H.O.]], the New York Mafia Prosecution and Harassment Organization). With the exception of the comic series ''ComicBooks/ThePunisher'', few achieved popular success.



* TerrorHero
* ThouShaltNotKill: '''Definitely''' averted!
** It is worth noting that, as the series has progressed over the decades, not every book ends with Bolan putting a bullet between the eyes of a villain begging for mercy. A few times (gasp), Bolan even decides to let them stand trial, though granted this more often occurs with non-organized crime targets.

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* %%* TerrorHero
* ThouShaltNotKill: '''Definitely''' averted!
** It
averted! But it is worth noting that, as the series has progressed over the decades, not every book ends with Bolan putting a bullet between the eyes of a villain begging for mercy. A few times (gasp), Bolan even decides to let them stand trial, though granted this more often occurs with non-organized crime targets.


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* {{Tykebomb}}: In ''American Nightmare'', Blocker, the main villain has three people working alongside him, posing as his family. His "children" are two siblings who were left behind during the final moments of UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar, whom he bought and raised to be hardened killers.
12th Feb '17 12:32:21 AM JackG
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* CIAEvilFBIGood: Especially after Bolan went back to being a RogueAgent. Federal law enforcement agencies on the other hand are at most obstructive, and more often supportive.
8th Feb '17 5:11:17 PM JackG
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* FollowTheLeader: Don Pendleton is credited with single-handedly launching the ActionAdventure genre with this series, which led to the inevitable flood of OneManArmy VigilanteMan fighting TheMafia clones -- ''The Penetrator'', ''The Specialist'', ''The Marksman'', ''The Terminator'' (no, not [[Film/TheTerminator that one]]), even the soft porn ''The Sexecutioner'' (involving a female operative working for [[FunWithAcronyms N.Y.M.P.H.O.]], the New York Mafia Prosecution and Harassment Organization). With the exception of the comic series ''ComicBooks/ThePunisher'', few achieved popular success.

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* FollowTheLeader: Don Pendleton is credited with single-handedly launching (or at least modernizing) the ActionAdventure genre with this series, which led to the inevitable flood of OneManArmy VigilanteMan fighting TheMafia clones -- ''The Penetrator'', ''The Specialist'', ''The Marksman'', ''The Terminator'' (no, not [[Film/TheTerminator that one]]), even the soft porn ''The Sexecutioner'' (involving a female operative working for [[FunWithAcronyms N.Y.M.P.H.O.]], the New York Mafia Prosecution and Harassment Organization). With the exception of the comic series ''ComicBooks/ThePunisher'', few achieved popular success.
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