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25th Aug '16 6:17:18 AM StFan
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* The entire Literature/BlackCompany. They were the only force to survive the Battle of Charm. Take on overpowered wizards and win. Take on the entire southern hemisphere and a god.
** Who should guard that fort which is the key to the entire region? One of the nearly god on earth wizards? No you send in the Black company. Who should be your guards at the last battle the EliteMooks? No, the Black company. Who do you call when you need to take out an EldritchAbomination? And who did you need to take out the avatar of death itself? The Black company.

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* ''Literature/TheBlackCompany'': The entire Literature/BlackCompany.Black Company. They were the only force to survive the Battle of Charm. Take on overpowered wizards and win. Take on the entire southern hemisphere and a god.
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god. Who should guard that fort which is the key to the entire region? One of the nearly god on earth wizards? No you send in the Black company. Who should be your guards at the last battle the EliteMooks? No, the Black company. Who do you call when you need to take out an EldritchAbomination? And who did you need to take out the avatar of death itself? The Black company.
23rd Aug '16 7:58:31 PM merotoker
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** OneManArmy Naruto [[spoiler:makes the entire Allied Shinobi Forces [[TookALevelInBadass take a level in badass]] by transferring his mixed Kurama chakra to ''everyone'' in the surviving army. Its enough to overwhelm [[EldritchAbomination Jyubi]], [[BigBad Obito]] and [[TheManBehindTheMan Madara]] and sever the latter two's control over the former... on top of two tails of the former.]]

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** OneManArmy Naruto [[spoiler:makes the entire Allied Shinobi Forces [[TookALevelInBadass take a level in badass]] by transferring his mixed Kurama chakra to ''everyone'' in the surviving army. Its enough to overwhelm [[EldritchAbomination Jyubi]], [[BigBad Obito]] and [[TheManBehindTheMan Madara]] and sever the latter two's control over the former... on top of two tails of the former.]]former]].



* * The JSDF Army in ''Literature/{{Gate}}'' repels an invasion from another world, takes the fight to the other world, and ''[[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill annihilates]] [[CurbStompBattle them]]''.

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* * The JSDF Army in ''Literature/{{Gate}}'' repels an invasion from another world, takes the fight to the other world, and ''[[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill annihilates]] [[CurbStompBattle them]]''.



* Pretty much every Lantern Corps is. And the [[Characters/GLGreenLanternCorps Green Lantern Corps]] is the longest standing one of them all as far as the real-world acknowledgement goes (we didn't start hearing stories about [[Characters/GLSinestroCorps Sinestro Corps]], etc, until recently). For that matter, against foes other than Green Lanterns, the Thunderers of Qward would count. The Green Lantern Corps divides the galaxy into 3600 sectors. There are about 400 billion stars in the galaxy, so assuming things are divided evenly, each GL is responsible for patrolling an area containing about 11 ''million'' stars... and in the DC Universe, most star systems are host to intelligent life. It takes a '''really big''' threat for the Corps to consider sending more than one or two Lanterns to handle it, and something literally universe-shattering to mobilize the entire Corps.

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* Pretty much every Lantern Corps is. qualifies. And the [[Characters/GLGreenLanternCorps Green Lantern Corps]] is the longest standing one of them all as far as the real-world acknowledgement goes (we didn't start hearing stories about [[Characters/GLSinestroCorps Sinestro Corps]], etc, until recently).much later). For that matter, against foes other than Green Lanterns, the Thunderers of Qward would count. The Green Lantern Corps divides the galaxy into 3600 sectors. There are about 400 billion stars in the galaxy, so assuming things are divided evenly, each GL is responsible for patrolling an area containing about 11 ''million'' stars... and in the DC Universe, Franchise/TheDCU, most star systems are host to intelligent life. It takes a '''really big''' threat for the Corps to consider sending more than one or two Lanterns to handle it, and something literally universe-shattering to mobilize the entire Corps.



* [[ComicBook/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy's]] army of slayers in ''Season Eight''.

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* %%* [[ComicBook/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy's]] army of slayers in ''Season Eight''.



* ''Fanfic/ACrownOfStars'': The army of Empire of Avalon is vast, comprised of well-trained and highly competent SuperSoldiers, many of them with PsychicPowers, and equipped with all sci-fi imaginable weaponry. They are so badass that they make known where their main bases are located in case any of their enemies want to pick a fight.

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* ''Fanfic/ACrownOfStars'': The army of Empire of Avalon is vast, comprised of well-trained and highly competent SuperSoldiers, {{Super Soldier}}s, many of them with PsychicPowers, and equipped with all sci-fi imaginable weaponry. They are so badass that they make known where their main bases are located in case any of their enemies want to pick a fight.



* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' / ''[[VideoGame/{{STALKER}} S.T.A.L.K.E.R.]]'' crossover, ''Fanfic/SeeTheZoneAndSurvive'' has one: Dawn faction, created by Strider, Celestia and thier friends/allies. Not only they have a large number of really good soldiers and mercenaries, assload of firearms, shitload of ammo but also a freaking tanks (two T-80B and one T-64BM), APC's (two BTR-70K), IFV's (four BMP-2M), helicopters (three Mi-24D and two Mi-26S), some bikes plus workshop and maintenance bay for them. And some of these vehicles have been upgraded by them. And they have their own R&D section. ''Holy crap!''

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' / ''[[VideoGame/{{STALKER}} S.T.A.L.K.E.R.]]'' crossover, ''Fanfic/SeeTheZoneAndSurvive'' has one: Dawn faction, created by Strider, Celestia and thier their friends/allies. Not only they have a large number of really good soldiers and mercenaries, assload of firearms, shitload of ammo but also a freaking tanks (two T-80B and one T-64BM), APC's (two BTR-70K), IFV's (four BMP-2M), helicopters (three Mi-24D and two Mi-26S), some bikes plus workshop and maintenance bay for them. And some of these vehicles have been upgraded by them. And they have their own R&D section. ''Holy crap!''



* The live-action ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' series are very big on portraying the US military this way. Made even more badass by the fact that the US soldiers appear to be ''more effective against the Decepticons then the Autobots do.''

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* The live-action ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' ''Franchise/{{Transformers|FilmSeries}}'' series are very big on portraying the US military this way. Made even more badass by the fact that the US soldiers appear to be ''more effective against the Decepticons then the Autobots do.''



* The 12th legion in ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus''.

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* %%* The 12th legion in ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus''.



* Jedi and Sith armies in some of the ''[[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Star Wars]]'' [[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]] material, when they aren't being a RedshirtArmy after graduating from the ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy.
** ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy is ''completely'' averted in any Timothy Zahn work; he writes his stormtroopers to remind people everyone exactly why the galaxy was so scared of them.
* Literature/TheDraka military in the works of S. M. Stirling.

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* Jedi and Sith armies in some of the ''[[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Star Wars]]'' [[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]] material, when they aren't being a RedshirtArmy after graduating from the ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy.
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ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy. ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy is ''completely'' averted in any Timothy Zahn work; he writes his stormtroopers to remind people everyone exactly why the galaxy was so scared of them.
* %%* Literature/TheDraka military in the works of S. M. Stirling.



** [[Literature/GodEmperorOfDune The Fish Speakers]] and their successors [[Literature/HereticsOfDune The Honored Matres]] have this spliced with AmazonBrigade. [[spoiler: The Fish Speakers were created by Leto II from Sardaukar and Freman stock after the Fremen badassery was diluted through massive relocation from Arrakis (which was the source of their badassery). The Honored Matres evolved from the Fish Speakers and the [[Literature/ChapterhouseDune Bene Gesserit]] during the 1000 year exodus, and [[UpToEleven took their badassery to eleven]]]].

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** [[Literature/GodEmperorOfDune The Fish Speakers]] and their successors [[Literature/HereticsOfDune The Honored Matres]] have this spliced with AmazonBrigade. [[spoiler: The Fish Speakers were created by Leto II from Sardaukar and Freman stock after the Fremen badassery was diluted through massive relocation from Arrakis (which was the source of their badassery). The Honored Matres evolved from the Fish Speakers and the [[Literature/ChapterhouseDune Bene Gesserit]] during the 1000 year exodus, and [[UpToEleven took their badassery to eleven]]]].eleven]].]]



** The Golden Company, the most illustrious sellsword company in the world. They are 10,000 strong and have a reputation for never breaking a contract. They were formed by generals banished from Westeros during a civil war, giving them a stricter sense of pride and purpose than other mercenary bands. Most importantly they are the equivalent of a modern "combined arms" unit with infantry, archers, engineers and [[WarElephants mounted]] [[TheCavalry elements]] all trained to fight as a single force. This avoids the CripplingOverSpecialization of the Unsullied.

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** The Golden Company, the most illustrious sellsword company in the world. They are 10,000 strong and have a reputation for never breaking a contract. They were formed by generals banished from Westeros during a civil war, giving them a stricter sense of pride and purpose than other mercenary bands. Most importantly they are the equivalent of a modern "combined arms" unit with infantry, archers, engineers and [[WarElephants mounted]] [[TheCavalry elements]] all trained to fight as a single force. This avoids the CripplingOverSpecialization CripplingOverspecialization of the Unsullied.



* The orc marines of ''Literature/{{Grunts}}''. They're only stopped in the beginning because [[spoiler: the modern weaponry from our world isn't shielded against weaponfail spells. Once they get magic nullifying talismans, they're pretty unstoppable. Until the sci-fi bug army shows up. Then they develop biological warfare.]] This army doesn't get defeated, only experiences mild set backs.

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* The orc marines of ''Literature/{{Grunts}}''. They're only stopped in the beginning because [[spoiler: the modern weaponry from our world isn't shielded against weaponfail spells. Once they get magic nullifying talismans, they're pretty unstoppable. Until the sci-fi bug army shows up. Then they develop biological warfare.]] warfare]]. This army doesn't get defeated, only experiences mild set backs.setbacks.



* William C. Dietz wrote LegionOfTheDamned and sequels, about the French Foreign Legion InSpace. Among them are 8-foot tall cyborgs with laser canons, machine guns, and rockets. Then there's the immense quadrupedal cyborgs who act as both troop transports and tanks. The ordinary flesh and blood troops need the cyborgs only because they operate in places where wheeled or tracked combat vehicles just don't work. Before the first book ends, they've defeated the invasion of genocidal aliens, and crushed the corrupt regime of the ruler of human space.

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* William C. Dietz wrote LegionOfTheDamned and sequels, about the French Foreign Legion InSpace.[[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE!]]. Among them are 8-foot tall cyborgs with laser canons, machine guns, and rockets. Then there's the immense quadrupedal cyborgs who act as both troop transports and tanks. The ordinary flesh and blood troops need the cyborgs only because they operate in places where wheeled or tracked combat vehicles just don't work. Before the first book ends, they've defeated the invasion of genocidal aliens, and crushed the corrupt regime of the ruler of human space.



** The Daleks' entire species is one. There is a reason anyone who is not the Doctor (and sometimes even him) [[TheDreaded craps their pants at the mere mention of them]]. So badass they were a match for the [[SufficientlyAdvancedAliens Time Lords]], pushing them all the way back to besieging Gallifrey itself at the conclusion of the Time War. To put their power in perspective, when the Doctor encountered one on Earth in 2012, he declared that the entire combined military might of Earth would be incapable of stopping ''one'' Dalek foot soldier. A few years later, a Dalek army invades Earth and completely crushes all opposition worldwide within 15 minutes.

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** The Daleks' entire species is one. There is a reason anyone who is not the Doctor (and sometimes even him) [[TheDreaded craps their pants at the mere mention of them]]. So badass they were a match for the [[SufficientlyAdvancedAliens [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien Time Lords]], pushing them all the way back to besieging Gallifrey itself at the conclusion of the Time War. To put their power in perspective, when the Doctor encountered one on Earth in 2012, he declared that the entire combined military might of Earth would be incapable of stopping ''one'' Dalek foot soldier. A few years later, a Dalek army invades Earth and completely crushes all opposition worldwide within 15 minutes.



* The [[Series/{{Andromeda}} Nietzschean's]] are another subversion where they wished they were these.

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* The [[Series/{{Andromeda}} Nietzschean's]] ''Series/{{Andromeda}}'': Nietzschean's are another subversion where they wished they were these.



** The Tau Empire, an [[TheAlliance alliance]] of several alien Badass Armies, most notably the Tau and their [[{{BFG}} BFGs]] and MiniMecha, and their allies: the [[NobleSavage Kroot]], the [[BeePeople Vespid]], the [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent Demuirg]], the [[TheQuisling Gue'vasa]], and the [[HiredGuns Tarellian Dog-Soldiers]]. Their burgeoning empire has fought off Tyranid hive fleets, Ork invasions and Imperial crusades, and they're small fry compared to the galaxy's other major players.

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** The Tau Empire, an [[TheAlliance alliance]] of several alien Badass Armies, most notably the Tau and their [[{{BFG}} BFGs]] {{BFG}}s and MiniMecha, and their allies: the [[NobleSavage Kroot]], the [[BeePeople Vespid]], the [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent Demuirg]], the [[TheQuisling Gue'vasa]], and the [[HiredGuns Tarellian Dog-Soldiers]]. Their burgeoning empire has fought off Tyranid hive fleets, Ork invasions and Imperial crusades, and they're small fry compared to the galaxy's other major players.



** [[TheEmpire Caesar's Legion]] has several examples. First, the Praetorian guard who defend [[BigBad Caesar]] go into battle with shotgun gauntlets and [[RuleOfCool sunglasses]], the Centurions are equipped with heavy weapons and armour scavenged from their defeated enemies, and even their [[{{Mooks}} regular troopers]] are known for defeating their much better trained and equipped NCR counterparts with only [[ImprovisedWeapon Improvised Weapons]], [[ZergRush numbers]] and [[{{Determinator}} sheer determination]].

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** [[TheEmpire Caesar's Legion]] has several examples. First, the Praetorian guard who defend [[BigBad Caesar]] go into battle with shotgun gauntlets and [[RuleOfCool sunglasses]], the Centurions are equipped with heavy weapons and armour scavenged from their defeated enemies, and even their [[{{Mooks}} regular troopers]] are known for defeating their much better trained and equipped NCR counterparts with only [[ImprovisedWeapon Improvised Weapons]], {{Improvised Weapon}}s, [[ZergRush numbers]] and [[{{Determinator}} sheer determination]].



** Don't forget the [[FeudalFuture Brotherhood]] [[FrickinLaserBeams of]] [[PoweredArmor Steel]], though while impressive they are also vastly outnumbered by their enemies (primarily the NCR), with Mr. House noting that all that combat training and power armor won't save you if you're outnumbered 15 to 1.
** The [[GovernmentConspiracy Enclave]] back in ''{{Fallout 2}}'', before VillainDecay [[{{Fallout3}} set in]]. Enclave patrols were the some of the [[DemonicSpiders nastiest things]] you could run into out in the wastelands of 2240, even at the higher levels, shrugging off your FrickinLaserBeams while returning fire with [[MagneticWeapons Gauss]] and [[EnergyWeapons Plasma Rifles]]. And in ''New Vegas'', a small band of [[RetiredBadass geriatric]] former members using old rusty PoweredArmor can play a significant role in the final battle if you get them involved. The closing narration will say that they become {{Living Legend}}s and a reminder of why the people of the wasteland used to fear the sound of Enclave [[CoolPlane Vertibirds]].

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** Don't forget the The [[FeudalFuture Brotherhood]] [[FrickinLaserBeams of]] [[PoweredArmor Steel]], though Steel]]; while impressive they are also vastly outnumbered by their enemies (primarily the NCR), with Mr. House noting that all that combat training and power armor won't save you if you're outnumbered 15 to 1.
** The [[GovernmentConspiracy Enclave]] back in ''{{Fallout ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'', before VillainDecay [[{{Fallout3}} [[VideoGame/{{Fallout3}} set in]]. Enclave patrols were the some of the [[DemonicSpiders nastiest things]] you could run into out in the wastelands of 2240, even at the higher levels, shrugging off your FrickinLaserBeams while returning fire with [[MagneticWeapons Gauss]] and [[EnergyWeapons [[EnergyWeapon Plasma Rifles]]. And in ''New Vegas'', a small band of [[RetiredBadass geriatric]] former members using old rusty PoweredArmor can play a significant role in the final battle if you get them involved. The closing narration will say that they become {{Living Legend}}s and a reminder of why the people of the wasteland used to fear the sound of Enclave [[CoolPlane Vertibirds]].



** The Eastern Brotherhood of Steel have [[TookALevelInBadass taken a huge level in badass]] since ''3'', as even though not all of their soldiers come in PoweredArmor now, the ones that do have it have the awesomely powerful T-60 armour instead of the old T-45. Brotherhood Knights are ''powerful'': just one of them can clear out entire Raider camps on their own and one of the few things that consistently beat Deathclaws. They also maintain an entire fleet of captured Enclave Vertibirds, [[spoiler:a CoolAirship called the ''Prydwen'' and have even rebuilt Liberty Prime.]]

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** The Eastern Brotherhood of Steel have [[TookALevelInBadass taken a huge level in badass]] since ''3'', as even though not all of their soldiers come in PoweredArmor now, the ones that do have it have the awesomely powerful T-60 armour instead of the old T-45. Brotherhood Knights are ''powerful'': just one of them can clear out entire Raider camps on their own and one of the few things that consistently beat Deathclaws. They also maintain an entire fleet of captured Enclave Vertibirds, [[spoiler:a CoolAirship called the ''Prydwen'' and have even rebuilt Liberty Prime.]]Prime]].



** The Gunners are a ruthless mercenary company modelling themselves off the old military forces of the pre-war United States. Gunners can pose a considerable challenge to the player as they serve as {{Elite Mook}}s to Raiders and come equipped with durable combat armour and often sport high-tier firearms and energy weapons.

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** The Gunners are a ruthless mercenary company modelling themselves off the old military forces of the pre-war United States. Gunners can pose a considerable challenge to the player as they serve as {{Elite Mook}}s EliteMooks to Raiders and come equipped with durable combat armour and often sport high-tier firearms and energy weapons.



* In ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'', the Combine, the army of the Universal Union defeats all the world's military forces and conquers Earth in 7 hours. Also, the HECU in the first "VideoGame/{{Half-Life}}", were pretty badass too, considering they were a bunch of cigar-smoking war veterans, fighting toe-to-toe with a whole alien army

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* In ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'', the Combine, the army of the Universal Union defeats all the world's military forces and conquers Earth in 7 hours. Also, the HECU in the first "VideoGame/{{Half-Life}}", "VideoGame/HalfLife", were pretty badass too, considering they were a bunch of cigar-smoking war veterans, fighting toe-to-toe with a whole alien army



** The [[{{Precursors}} Protheans]] used to be this UpToEleven. They held the Reapers off for ''centuries'' even after the Reapers had disrupted the mass relay network and cut their systems off from each other, whereas the current cycle was almost tapped out after just ''one year''.

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** The [[{{Precursors}} Protheans]] {{Pr|ecursors}}otheans used to be this UpToEleven. They held the Reapers off for ''centuries'' even after the Reapers had disrupted the mass relay network and cut their systems off from each other, whereas the current cycle was almost tapped out after just ''one year''.



* The ''Franchise/MetalGear'' series almost entirely revolves around the idea of Badass Armies that consist entirely of {{Super Soldier}}s. The Genome Soldiers from Metal Gear Solid are supposed to be this, having been augmented with genetic code from Big Boss, but against a full clone of Big Boss himself, they fail rather spectacularly. There are a number of supposedly elite mercenary groups in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'', but only the Frogs can really take claim to that title. They get bonus points for also being an AmazonBrigade. Portable Ops and Peace Walker revolve around Big Boss assembling his own private army of Badasses. However, ''Guns of the Patriots'' proves that you don't need {{Super Soldiers}} to qualify. [[TheCavalry Snake's support]], who [[BreakOutTheMuseumPiece armed with WWII- era naval weaponry]] [[KeystoneArmy (since anything else more modern is locked out)]], and [[BadassNormal normal soldiers]] who didn't have the benefit of [[SuperSenses SOP]], [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome still manages to effectively fight the FROGS to the standstill.]]

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* The ''Franchise/MetalGear'' series almost entirely revolves around the idea of Badass Armies that consist entirely of {{Super Soldier}}s. The Genome Soldiers from Metal Gear Solid are supposed to be this, having been augmented with genetic code from Big Boss, but against a full clone of Big Boss himself, they fail rather spectacularly. There are a number of supposedly elite mercenary groups in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'', but only the Frogs can really take claim to that title. They get bonus points for also being an AmazonBrigade. Portable Ops and Peace Walker revolve around Big Boss assembling his own private army of Badasses. However, ''Guns of the Patriots'' proves that you don't need {{Super Soldiers}} Soldier}}s to qualify. [[TheCavalry Snake's support]], who [[BreakOutTheMuseumPiece armed with WWII- era naval weaponry]] [[KeystoneArmy (since anything else more modern is locked out)]], and [[BadassNormal normal soldiers]] who didn't have the benefit of [[SuperSenses SOP]], [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome still manages to effectively fight the FROGS to the standstill.]]



* The Imperial Army in ''VideoGame/YggdraUnion''.

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* %%* The Imperial Army in ''VideoGame/YggdraUnion''.



* The {{VideoGame/XCOM}} initiative in any of the games. The series' is based around the enemy being a completely unknown alien menace that vastly outnumbers and outguns humanity even on the most fundamental levels, and the player, the director of the X-COM project, has to hire troops, reverse-engineer alien technology and halt the invasion in less than a year. Furthermore, due to the nature of the alien threat and [[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy the troops' aiming skills]], by the end of the game any small squadron of survivors from the rest of the game will count as this. And this isn't even touching on the rest of the series' which stacks the odds even more against humanity; nor the actual alien invasion force which ''will'' fuck you up if you're not ready to face them. And are smarter than they might seem at first.

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* The {{VideoGame/XCOM}} VideoGame/XCom initiative in any of the games. The series' is based around the enemy being a completely unknown alien menace that vastly outnumbers and outguns humanity even on the most fundamental levels, and the player, the director of the X-COM project, has to hire troops, reverse-engineer alien technology and halt the invasion in less than a year. Furthermore, due to the nature of the alien threat and [[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy the troops' aiming skills]], by the end of the game any small squadron of survivors from the rest of the game will count as this. And this isn't even touching on the rest of the series' which stacks the odds even more against humanity; nor the actual alien invasion force which ''will'' fuck you up if you're not ready to face them. And are smarter than they might seem at first.



* The Jägers from ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' are considered one of the most dangerous armies in all of Europe. And one of the most psychotic, for some. The Geisters might also qualify, those it's been proven that [[spoiler: they are no match for Jägers, but then again, it was [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Da Boyz]]]]

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* The Jägers from ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' are considered one of the most dangerous armies in all of Europe. And one of the most psychotic, for some. The Geisters might also qualify, those it's been proven that [[spoiler: they are no match for Jägers, but then again, it was [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Da Boyz]]]]Boyz]]]].



* The Anheim Organization from Roleplay/TwilitOverture is somewhere between this trope and BadassCrew. There are only 26 "Letters," or officers, but a single Letter is a OneManArmy in the LEAST of situations.

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* The Anheim Organization from Roleplay/TwilitOverture ''Roleplay/TwilitOverture'' is somewhere between this trope and BadassCrew. There are only 26 "Letters," or officers, but a single Letter is a OneManArmy in the LEAST of situations.



** Disne--uh, I mean Itchy and Scratchy Land seems to be [[SecretPolice protected]] by UsefulNotes/TheGestapo.

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** Disne--uh, I mean Itchy and Scratchy Land seems to be [[SecretPolice protected]] by UsefulNotes/TheGestapo.



* In ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'', the KND is a BadassAdorable, ChildSoldier, and BadassNormal (with a dash of KidHero) example of this trope, this is an army that protects their world's children from being oppressed and harmed by evil [[ChildHater Child-hating]] adults, many of which have super powers, and yet, when they go toe-to-toe with the KND, they mostly lose in the end. It's a wonder why at least some of the villians don't cringe in fear or dread over the thought of taking them on.
* N-tek in '''WesternAnimation/MaxSteel2013'''
* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', the series to which ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' was the sequel series to, Chief Hakoda's forces from the Southern Water Tribe counted as this, who, assisted by earthbender technology and [[spoiler: Sokka's inventions, broke through the most powerful blockade in the whole fire nation and would have captured the capital had the Fire Nation not been in hiding.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' The entire republic clone army, whether from small squads to entire legions, have managed to win several battles across the galaxy along side their jedi leaders despite being outnumbered 100 to 1 as stated during the pilot. Most prominent is during the Battle of Umbara where they won [[spoiler: despite their Jedi General Pong Krell trying to sabotage the battle and get them killed.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'', the KND is a BadassAdorable, ChildSoldier, {{Child Soldier|s}}, and BadassNormal (with a dash of KidHero) example of this trope, this is an army that protects their world's children from being oppressed and harmed by evil [[ChildHater Child-hating]] adults, many of which have super powers, and yet, when they go toe-to-toe with the KND, they mostly lose in the end. It's a wonder why at least some of the villians don't cringe in fear or dread over the thought of taking them on.
* %%* N-tek in '''WesternAnimation/MaxSteel2013'''
''WesternAnimation/MaxSteel2013''
* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', the series to which ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' was the sequel series to, Chief Hakoda's forces from the Southern Water Tribe counted as this, who, assisted by earthbender technology and [[spoiler: Sokka's inventions, broke through the most powerful blockade in the whole fire nation and would have captured the capital had the Fire Nation not been in hiding.]]
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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'': The entire republic Republic clone army, whether from small squads to entire legions, have managed to win several battles across the galaxy along side their jedi Jedi leaders despite being outnumbered 100 to 1 as stated during the pilot. Most prominent is during the Battle of Umbara where they won [[spoiler: despite their Jedi General Pong Krell trying to sabotage the battle and get them killed.]]killed]].
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' has Shin-ra's SOLDIER units. And in its sequel, DirgeOfCerberus, the Deepground soldiers. The World Regenesis Organization too. Sure they got beaten up at first but once they decided it was time to play hardball, they quickly wiped Deepground out with their badass air force and shock troopers.

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' has Shin-ra's SOLDIER units. And in its sequel, DirgeOfCerberus, ''VideoGame/DirgeOfCerberus'', the Deepground soldiers. The World Regenesis Organization too. Sure they got beaten up at first but once they decided it was time to play hardball, they quickly wiped Deepground out with their badass air force and shock troopers.
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* The VideoGame/XCom initiative in any of the games. The series' is based around the enemy being a completely unknown alien menace that vastly outnumbers and outguns humanity even on the most fundamental levels, and the player, the director of the X-COM project, has to hire troops, reverse-engineer alien technology and halt the invasion in less than a year. Furthermore, due to the nature of the alien threat and [[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy the troops' aiming skills]], by the end of the game any small squadron of survivors from the rest of the game will count as this. And this isn't even touching on the rest of the series' which stacks the odds even more against humanity; nor the actual alien invasion force which ''will'' fuck you up if you're not ready to face them. And are smarter than they might seem at first.

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* The VideoGame/XCom {{VideoGame/XCOM}} initiative in any of the games. The series' is based around the enemy being a completely unknown alien menace that vastly outnumbers and outguns humanity even on the most fundamental levels, and the player, the director of the X-COM project, has to hire troops, reverse-engineer alien technology and halt the invasion in less than a year. Furthermore, due to the nature of the alien threat and [[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy the troops' aiming skills]], by the end of the game any small squadron of survivors from the rest of the game will count as this. And this isn't even touching on the rest of the series' which stacks the odds even more against humanity; nor the actual alien invasion force which ''will'' fuck you up if you're not ready to face them. And are smarter than they might seem at first.
3rd Aug '16 6:08:14 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** Despite being frequently demolished by the Covenant in ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'', the human military is considered this by the Covenant's Elites - after all, it's tough to fight a war against hordes of technologically and physically superior aliens led by 8-foot tall Elite warriors who can give a tough fight to the [[PlayerCharacter Master Chief]] himself. In fact, many Elites were so impressed they wanted to ask the humans ''to join the Covenant''. It has been stated in the expanded universe that the humans are generally on par with the Covenant on the ground and fight like maniacs because this is a war for survival; it's just that when the Covenant do not secure a planet on the ground, they resort to glassing the planet because the Covenant space forces are much better than what the Humans can gather.

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** Despite being frequently demolished by the Covenant in ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'', Covenant, the human military is considered this by the Covenant's Elites - after all, it's tough to fight a war against hordes of technologically and physically superior aliens led by 8-foot tall Elite warriors who can give a tough fight to the [[PlayerCharacter Master Chief]] himself. In fact, many Elites were so impressed they wanted to ask the humans ''to join the Covenant''. It has been stated in the expanded universe that the humans are generally on par with the Covenant on the ground and fight like maniacs because this is a war for survival; it's just that when the Covenant do not secure a planet on the ground, they resort to glassing the planet because the Covenant space forces are much better than what the Humans can gather.
3rd Aug '16 6:07:32 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Despite being frequently demolished by the Covenant in ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'', the Elites consider the human military this - after all, it's tough to fight a losing war against a bunch of 8-foot tall aliens that generate a lot of the game's difficulty to the [[PlayerCharacter Master Chief]] himself, who are supported by hordes of other smaller aliens, who generally has superior technology to yourself. In fact, many Elites were so impressed they wanted to ask the humans ''to join the Covenant''. The SPARTAN-[=IIs=] themselves, as a more obvious example. Before them, there were also the [=ODSTs=] - Orbital Drop Shock Troopers that quite literally, dropped onto a planet from an orbiting battleship in space onto the surface of a planet in a droppod the size of a Jeep within just a few minutes - and, after them, the Spartan-[=IIIs=].\\
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It has been stated in the extended universe of Halo that the humans are generally on par with the Covenant on the ground and fight like maniacs because this is a war for survival, its just that when the Covenant do not secure a planet on the ground they resort to glassing the planet because the Covenant space forces are much better than what the Humans can gather. The Elites themselves are a Badass Army, when faced with a similar Covenant force three times their strength their commander simply remarks, "then it will be a fair fight." and precedes to stomp their asses.
** The Covenant is a quite a badass army itself. The Grunts know how to use their numbers right, and they're experts with heavy weaponary. The Jackals are excellent snipers and very hard to kill when they have energy shields. The Drones are extremely fast and agile fearless warriors who comes in ''hundreds''. The Hunters are basically living tanks instead of infantry warriors, who can take a lot of punishment and deliver even more punishment back to the enemy. And the Brutes are zealous devoted warriors who have immense physical strength, great endurance, and weaponry that is extremely deadly in and out of melee combat.

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
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Despite being frequently demolished by the Covenant in ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'', the Elites consider the human military is considered this by the Covenant's Elites - after all, it's tough to fight a losing war against a bunch hordes of technologically and physically superior aliens led by 8-foot tall aliens that generate Elite warriors who can give a lot of the game's difficulty tough fight to the [[PlayerCharacter Master Chief]] himself, who are supported by hordes of other smaller aliens, who generally has superior technology to yourself.himself. In fact, many Elites were so impressed they wanted to ask the humans ''to join the Covenant''. The SPARTAN-[=IIs=] themselves, as a more obvious example. Before them, there were also the [=ODSTs=] - Orbital Drop Shock Troopers that quite literally, dropped onto a planet from an orbiting battleship in space onto the surface of a planet in a droppod the size of a Jeep within just a few minutes - and, after them, the Spartan-[=IIIs=].\\
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It has been stated in the extended expanded universe of Halo that the humans are generally on par with the Covenant on the ground and fight like maniacs because this is a war for survival, its survival; it's just that when the Covenant do not secure a planet on the ground ground, they resort to glassing the planet because the Covenant space forces are much better than what the Humans can gather. gather.
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The Elites [[SuperSoldier Spartans]] themselves are a Badass Army, when faced with more obvious example, regardless of which version we're talking about. Even the Spartans from "quantity over quality" iterations are individually superior to almost any other type of soldier in the galaxy.
*** Before the Spartans, there were also the [=ODSTs=] - Orbital Drop Shock Troopers that quite literally drop onto
a similar Covenant force three times their strength their commander simply remarks, "then it will be planet from an orbiting battleship in a fair fight." Jeep-sized drop pod, all within just a few minutes. Unlike the Spartans, they do this [[BadassNormal without the latest in augmentations and precedes to stomp their asses.
powered armor]].
** The Covenant is a quite a badass army itself. The Grunts know how to use their numbers right, and they're experts with heavy weaponary. The Jackals are excellent snipers and very hard to kill when they have energy shields. The Drones are extremely fast and agile fearless warriors who comes in ''hundreds''. The Hunters are basically living tanks instead of infantry warriors, who can take a lot of punishment and deliver even more punishment back to the enemy. And the The Brutes are zealous devoted warriors who have immense physical strength, great endurance, and weaponry that is extremely deadly in and out of melee combat.combat. And the Elites themselves more than live up to their names; when faced with a Brute-led Covenant fleet three times their own strength in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'', the Elite fleet's commander simply remarks "Then it will be a fair fight" before proceeding to stomp the enemy force's ass.
** The backstory indicates that the [[{{Precursors}} Forerunner]] Warrior-Servants were this as well; for one thing, their average soldier was capable of remote-controlling a entire small fleet by themselves. [[spoiler:The ancient humans]] they fought against were this too, given that they managed to give the Forerunners a good fight despite inferior technology and numbers.
1st Aug '16 12:43:33 AM DarkHunter
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** The Daleks and Cybermen did once get into a battle with each other. [[CurbstompBattle The Daleks won overwhelmingly, with the Cybermen unable to get even a single kill against them.]]
1st Aug '16 12:40:48 AM DarkHunter
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** Classic Cybermen. In their original appearance they were immune to all weaponry, and were only stopped due to an allergy to gold causing gold dust to muck up their system ([[VillainDecay which got Flanderized into gold being kryptonite to them]]). In the revival series, the Modasian Cybermen are shown to be at war with a far future human empire, a war spanning multiple galaxies in which the first response to a Cyberman on a planet is to annihilate the planet, because the Cybermen will "upgrade" themselves within minutes to adapt to anything used against them.

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** Classic Cybermen. In their original appearance they were immune to all weaponry, and were only stopped due to an allergy to gold causing gold dust to muck up their system ([[VillainDecay which got Flanderized into gold being kryptonite to them]]). In the revival series, the Modasian Mondasian Cybermen are shown to be at war with a far future human empire, a war spanning multiple galaxies in which the first response to a Cyberman on a planet is to annihilate the planet, because the Cybermen will "upgrade" themselves within minutes to adapt to anything used against them.
1st Aug '16 12:40:20 AM DarkHunter
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** The Daleks' entire species is one. There is a reason anyone who is not the Doctor (and sometimes even him) [[TheDreaded craps their pants at the mere mention of them]]. So badass they were a match for the [[SufficientlyAdvancedAliens Time Lords]], pushing them all the way back to besieging Gallifrey itself at the conclusion of the Time War. To put their power in perspective, when the Doctor encountered one on Earth in 2009, he declared that the entire combined military might of Earth would be incapable of stopping ''one'' Dalek foot soldier. A few years later, a Dalek army invades Earth and completely crushes all opposition worldwide within 15 minutes.
** Classic Cybermen.

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** The Daleks' entire species is one. There is a reason anyone who is not the Doctor (and sometimes even him) [[TheDreaded craps their pants at the mere mention of them]]. So badass they were a match for the [[SufficientlyAdvancedAliens Time Lords]], pushing them all the way back to besieging Gallifrey itself at the conclusion of the Time War. To put their power in perspective, when the Doctor encountered one on Earth in 2009, 2012, he declared that the entire combined military might of Earth would be incapable of stopping ''one'' Dalek foot soldier. A few years later, a Dalek army invades Earth and completely crushes all opposition worldwide within 15 minutes.
** Classic Cybermen. In their original appearance they were immune to all weaponry, and were only stopped due to an allergy to gold causing gold dust to muck up their system ([[VillainDecay which got Flanderized into gold being kryptonite to them]]). In the revival series, the Modasian Cybermen are shown to be at war with a far future human empire, a war spanning multiple galaxies in which the first response to a Cyberman on a planet is to annihilate the planet, because the Cybermen will "upgrade" themselves within minutes to adapt to anything used against them.
15th Jul '16 3:13:01 AM DarkHunter
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* The Sontarans from ''Series/DoctorWho'' appear to have one of these, until UNIT figures out how their weapons are being disabled and rolls over them. Even without that (like with most of the new ''Series/DoctorWho''), their prowess is very much an InformedAbility, marching in close formation through enemy held buildings, etc.
** Daleks. So badass they were a match for the Time Lords.

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The Sontarans from ''Series/DoctorWho'' appear to have one of these, until UNIT figures out how their weapons are being disabled and rolls over them. Even without that (like with most of the new ''Series/DoctorWho''), their prowess is very much an InformedAbility, marching in close formation through enemy held buildings, etc.
** Daleks. The Daleks' entire species is one. There is a reason anyone who is not the Doctor (and sometimes even him) [[TheDreaded craps their pants at the mere mention of them]]. So badass they were a match for the [[SufficientlyAdvancedAliens Time Lords.Lords]], pushing them all the way back to besieging Gallifrey itself at the conclusion of the Time War. To put their power in perspective, when the Doctor encountered one on Earth in 2009, he declared that the entire combined military might of Earth would be incapable of stopping ''one'' Dalek foot soldier. A few years later, a Dalek army invades Earth and completely crushes all opposition worldwide within 15 minutes.
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