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24th Jul '17 1:52:54 PM normanale834
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** Armies of Legionfall, that is conformed by the members of all class orders.
18th Jul '17 2:34:23 AM thatmadork
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* ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'': Empires who get a good lead on their genetics technology can build armies of {{Exp|y}}ies of [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Space Marines]] and tamed [[Franchise/{{Alien}} Xenomorphs]]. Spiritualist empires can back them up with {{Exp|y}}ies of [[Franchise/StarWars Jedi]].
12th Jul '17 8:48:47 AM CalamityRaven26
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** As a general rule of thumb, ''any'' Player Character army shapes up to be this, with some tactical skill and a little luck. If fate's on your side, you can create a whole ''[[UpToEleven army]]'' of [[OneManArmy One-Man Armies]]'', wiping out dozens of enemy soldiers and collectively taking on groups ten times their size without taking a single casualty.

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** As a general rule of thumb, ''any'' Player Character army shapes up to be this, with some tactical skill and a little luck. If fate's on your side, you can create a whole ''[[UpToEleven army]]'' of [[OneManArmy One-Man Armies]]'', Armies]], wiping out dozens of enemy soldiers and collectively taking on groups ten times their size without taking a single casualty.
12th Jul '17 8:46:20 AM CalamityRaven26
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* In the ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' games, it is fairly common for the player's army to slaughter their enemies to the man while sustaining no casualties, while up against armies between twice and five times their size and each of their soldiers as strong as one of your own, no less.
* The COG in ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar'' definitely qualifies. Every last one of them is a stone-cold, battle-hardened badass, whose sole occupation for the last 16 years has been fighting for the survival of their race. They will willingly and repeatedly throw themselves into the most suicidal missions imaginable, and fight horrific subterranean monsters as part of their nine-to-five. And why? For most of them, it's because they have [[{{Determinator}} nothing else left to fight for]].

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* In the ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' games, it is fairly common for the player's ''Franchise/FireEmblem'':
** As a general rule of thumb, ''any'' Player Character
army shapes up to slaughter their enemies to the man while sustaining no casualties, while up against armies between twice be this, with some tactical skill and five a little luck. If fate's on your side, you can create a whole ''[[UpToEleven army]]'' of [[OneManArmy One-Man Armies]]'', wiping out dozens of enemy soldiers and collectively taking on groups ten times their size and each of without taking a single casualty.
** Not as though the NPC armies aren't competent or badass in
their soldiers own right. In a lot of missions, they generally HoldTheLine against a far superior force so that the Player Army can sweep in as strong as one of your own, no less.
* The COG
TheCavalry - and in ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar'' definitely qualifies. Every last one of some instances, they even ''drive them is a stone-cold, battle-hardened badass, whose sole occupation for the last 16 years back!''
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemRadiantDawn''
has been fighting for the survival of their race. They will willingly and repeatedly throw themselves into the most suicidal missions imaginable, and fight horrific subterranean monsters as part of their nine-to-five. And why? For most of them, it's because final act chronicles ''three'' badass armies, all in an attempts to [[spoiler:take on Ashera, a LightIsNotGood GodOfEvil.]]
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' has a few badass armies to boot.
*** Despite being a peaceful nation, the Hoshidan Army can very well hold its own against the on-paper stronger Nohrian forces, to the point there the ''only'' nation who doesn't crumble under their might without external support. It's telling that
they have [[{{Determinator}} nothing else left need to fight for]].be on the wrong side of a KingmakerScenario to be brought down.
*** The Nohrian army is likely the strongest military in the world ''Fates'' takes place in, boasting a king who's a one man army, the royals being either a WarriorPrince or BadassPrincess, and despite being subjected to poor resources and a civil war, they ''still'' manage to be the continent's strongest force. Similar to Hoshido, it takes being on the wrong end of a KingmakerScenario to be brought down.
*** The best part is? [[spoiler:They can join forces to defeat the true enemy in ''Revelation''! If a BadassArmy has it's [[BuffySpeak badassness]] increased by two, then imagine how powerful TheAlliance would be!]]
** In general, it's harder to find an army in this series that ''isn't'' a BadassArmy rather than the ones who are.
30th Jun '17 1:30:05 PM CalamityRaven26
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* ''Franchise/DragonAge'' has the Grey Wardens. Just to be considered for admittance you have to be pretty badass to begin with and joining the Grey Wardens just makes them that much more badass. To underscore how badass they are, the Dwarves are only willing to risk venturing into the Deep Roads in large armed bands and even then they often lose a few on account of the Darkspawn that have overrun the Deep Roads. The Grey Wardens, on the other hand, are the only ones who can venture alone into the Deep Roads without being considered suicidal.\\
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Each Grey Warden is even ''[[GameplayAndStorySegregation considered]]'' a one man army. Apart from them, there is also the dwarven Legion of the Dead. The Legion swears off all ties to family, life, hope... everything. They enter the Deep Roads where they are accountable only to the King of Orzammar, never leaving nor ceasing their fight so long as they have orders. Their job is so lethal that upon their joining, a funeral is held and they are declared already dead. This way, they have nothing left to fear.

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* ''Franchise/DragonAge'' has the Grey Wardens. Just to be considered for admittance you have to be pretty badass to begin with and joining the Grey Wardens just makes them that much more badass. To underscore how badass they are, the Dwarves are only willing to risk venturing into the Deep Roads in large armed bands and even then they often lose a few on account of the Darkspawn that have overrun the Deep Roads. The Grey Wardens, on the other hand, are the only ones who can venture alone into the Deep Roads without being considered suicidal.\\
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suicidal.
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Each Grey Warden is even ''[[GameplayAndStorySegregation considered]]'' a one man army. Apart from them, there is also the dwarven Legion of the Dead. The Legion swears off all ties to family, life, hope... everything. They enter the Deep Roads where they are accountable only to the King of Orzammar, never leaving nor ceasing their fight so long as they have orders. Their job is so lethal that upon their joining, a funeral is held and they are declared already dead. This way, they have nothing left to fear.
21st Jun '17 7:49:39 AM BeerBaron
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*** The [[FantasyCounterpartCulture very African/Middle Eastern]] Redguards certainly qualify. And they have a Badass ''Navy'' as well. By the time of ''Skyrim'', they broke off from the Empire, said "[[ScrewYouElves screw you]]" to the Altmer, and successfully repelled invasion attempts by an army that fought the Empire to a crippling standstill.

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*** The [[FantasyCounterpartCulture very African/Middle Eastern]] Redguards certainly qualify. And they have a Badass ''Navy'' as well. By The "Warrior Wave" of Yokudans (Ra'Gada), ancestors of the Redguards, cleared Hammerfell for the resettlement of their people after Yokuda sank beneath the sea. After only a few brutal months, Hammerfell was cleansed of any Men, Mer, or beast to make it safe for settlement. This even included Orcs and giant goblins. Later, by the time of ''Skyrim'', they broke off from the Empire, said "[[ScrewYouElves screw you]]" to the Altmer, Aldmeri Dominion, and then successfully repelled invasion attempts by an army that fought the Empire to a crippling standstill.
10th Jun '17 8:42:25 AM StairPair
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* FanfFic/ShatteredEmpire Has the Galactic Empire or [[VestigialEmpire what's left of it ]] using Battle Droids left over from the Clone Wars and Orcs of all things.
6th Jun '17 12:24:05 PM BeerBaron
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*** [[FounderOfTheKingdom Ysgramor]] and his 500 Companions. They managed to destroy the entire [[OurElvesAreBetter Falmer]] civilization in Skyrim and nearly drove them to extinction as a race.
*** The ancient Nord armies led by masters of the [[MakeMeWannaShout Thu'um]]. They first managed to defeat and nearly wipe out the ''dragons'', then they carved out an empire spanning from High Rock and Hammerfell in the west, across Skyrim and northern Cyrodiil, to Morrowind in the east. It took a [[EnemyMine coalition]] of [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent Dwemer]] and Chimer forces to finally bring them to a halt.
*** By the events of ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', the Stormcloaks are a faction comprised mostly of Nord warriors is fighting for Skyrim's independence. They can go toe-to-toe with the Imperial [=IVth=] Legion, one of the branches of the Imperial Military that's in the best shape since the [[GreatOffscreenWar Great War]], and while they're not as [[SoldierVersusWarrior regimented or as well-trained as the Legion]], they make up for it by being [[ProudWarriorRace individually superior fighters]]. Their initiation rite to join is to swim to an iceberg in the middle of freezing ocean and kill an undead ice wraith.

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*** **** [[FounderOfTheKingdom Ysgramor]] and his 500 Companions. They managed to destroy the entire [[OurElvesAreBetter Falmer]] civilization in Skyrim and nearly drove them to extinction as a race.
*** **** The ancient Nord armies led by masters of the [[MakeMeWannaShout Thu'um]]. They first managed to defeat and nearly wipe out the ''dragons'', then they carved out an empire spanning from High Rock and Hammerfell in the west, across Skyrim and northern Cyrodiil, to Morrowind in the east. It took a [[EnemyMine coalition]] of [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent Dwemer]] and Chimer forces to finally bring them to a halt.
*** **** By the events of ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', the Stormcloaks are a faction comprised mostly of Nord warriors is fighting for Skyrim's independence. They can go toe-to-toe with the Imperial [=IVth=] Legion, one of the branches of the Imperial Military that's in the best shape since the [[GreatOffscreenWar Great War]], and while they're not as [[SoldierVersusWarrior regimented or as well-trained as the Legion]], they make up for it by being [[ProudWarriorRace individually superior fighters]]. Their initiation rite to join is to swim to an iceberg in the middle of freezing ocean and kill an undead ice wraith.
6th Jun '17 12:23:37 PM BeerBaron
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*** [[FounderOfTheKingdom Ysgramor]] and his 500 Companions. They managed to destroy the entire [[OurElvesAreBetter Falmer]] civilization in Skyrim and nearly drove them to extinction as a race.
*** The ancient Nord armies led by masters of the [[MakeMeWannaShout Thu'um]]. They first managed to defeat and nearly wipe out the ''dragons'', then they carved out an empire spanning from High Rock and Hammerfell in the west, across Skyrim and northern Cyrodiil, to Morrowind in the east. It took a [[EnemyMine coalition]] of [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent Dwemer]] and Chimer forces to finally bring them to a halt.
*** By the events of ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', the Stormcloaks are a faction comprised mostly of Nord warriors is fighting for Skyrim's independence. They can go toe-to-toe with the Imperial [=IVth=] Legion, one of the branches of the Imperial Military that's in the best shape since the [[GreatOffscreenWar Great War]], and while they're not as [[SoldierVersusWarrior regimented or as well-trained as the Legion]], they make up for it by being [[ProudWarriorRace individually superior fighters]]. Their initiation rite to join is to swim to an iceberg in the middle of freezing ocean and kill an undead ice wraith.
*** The [[FantasyCounterpartCulture very African/Middle Eastern]] Redguards certainly qualify. And they have a Badass ''Navy'' as well. By the time of ''Skyrim'', they broke off from the Empire, said "[[ScrewYouElves screw you]]" to the Altmer, and successfully repelled invasion attempts by an army that fought the Empire to a crippling standstill.

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*** **** [[FounderOfTheKingdom Ysgramor]] and his 500 Companions. They managed to destroy the entire [[OurElvesAreBetter Falmer]] civilization in Skyrim and nearly drove them to extinction as a race.
*** **** The ancient Nord armies led by masters of the [[MakeMeWannaShout Thu'um]]. They first managed to defeat and nearly wipe out the ''dragons'', then they carved out an empire spanning from High Rock and Hammerfell in the west, across Skyrim and northern Cyrodiil, to Morrowind in the east. It took a [[EnemyMine coalition]] of [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent Dwemer]] and Chimer forces to finally bring them to a halt.
*** **** By the events of ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', the Stormcloaks are a faction comprised mostly of Nord warriors is fighting for Skyrim's independence. They can go toe-to-toe with the Imperial [=IVth=] Legion, one of the branches of the Imperial Military that's in the best shape since the [[GreatOffscreenWar Great War]], and while they're not as [[SoldierVersusWarrior regimented or as well-trained as the Legion]], they make up for it by being [[ProudWarriorRace individually superior fighters]]. Their initiation rite to join is to swim to an iceberg in the middle of freezing ocean and kill an undead ice wraith.
*** **** The [[FantasyCounterpartCulture very African/Middle Eastern]] Redguards certainly qualify. And they have a Badass ''Navy'' as well. By the time of ''Skyrim'', they broke off from the Empire, said "[[ScrewYouElves screw you]]" to the Altmer, and successfully repelled invasion attempts by an army that fought the Empire to a crippling standstill.
6th Jun '17 12:23:10 PM BeerBaron
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*** Like the races of Men in general, just about any [[HornyVikings Nord]] army qualifies, but a few deserve special mention:

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*** Like the races of Men in general, just about any [[HornyVikings Nord]] army qualifies, qualifies (as well as their [[{{Precursors}} ancestors]], the [[BarbarianTribe Atmorans]]), but a few deserve special mention:
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