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22nd Apr '16 2:38:32 PM ANTMuddle
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This is where the BadassCrew is taken to the next logical step and turned into an entire army. The Badass Army is made of 100% badasses and there is absolutely nothing that can stop them short of [[ZergRush overwhelming numbers]] or an ''even more badass'' Badass Army. There is not a single soldier who can not hold their own in a fight. They are likely to be {{super soldier}}s and have a high likelihood to have been raised in TheSpartanWay. They will not use HollywoodTactics like amateurs.

Count on them to boast many a ColonelBadass, and many more [[SergeantRock Sergeant Rocks]]. Almost always commanded by one or several [[FourStarBadass Four Star Badasses]].

The polar opposite of RedShirtArmy. A sub-trope of this, where an especially Badass Army is sealed in the can, is the SealedArmyInACan. ProudWarriorRaceGuy is another variant where a guy is from a culture that makes an unusually big deal about trying to be this. Usually an EliteArmy. Compare HumansAreWarriors, where having a Badass Army is humanity's [[PlanetOfHats hat]], and with MenOfSherwood, a Badass Army on a smaller scale. SemperFi is similar, but they are [[InsistentTerminology quick to inform you]] that they are not an army, regardless of the infantry, tanks, artillery, and attack helicopters that they use.

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This is where the BadassCrew is taken to the next logical step and turned into an entire army. The Badass Army is made of 100% badasses and there is absolutely nothing that can stop them short of [[ZergRush overwhelming numbers]] or an ''even more badass'' Badass Army. There is not a single soldier who can not hold their own in a fight. They are likely to be {{super soldier}}s and have a high likelihood to have been raised in TheSpartanWay. They will not ''not'' use HollywoodTactics HollywoodTactics, like amateurs.

Count on them to boast many a ColonelBadass, and many more [[SergeantRock Sergeant Rocks]]. {{Sergeant Rock}}s. Almost always commanded by one or several [[FourStarBadass Four {{Four Star Badasses]].

Badass}}es.

The polar opposite of RedShirtArmy. A sub-trope of this, where an especially Badass Army is sealed in the can, is the SealedArmyInACan. ProudWarriorRaceGuy is another variant where a guy is from a culture that makes an unusually big deal about trying to be this. Usually an EliteArmy. Compare HumansAreWarriors, where having a Badass Army is humanity's [[PlanetOfHats hat]], and with MenOfSherwood, a Badass Army on a smaller scale. SemperFi is similar, but they are [[InsistentTerminology quick to inform you]] that they are not an army, regardless of the infantry, tanks, artillery, and attack helicopters that they use.
24th Mar '16 8:09:11 PM scaredinmate#94
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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]]''.
17th Mar '16 9:44:49 AM Gallimaufry
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* Being a SpiritualSuccessor of ''{{Suikoden}}'', ''ExitFate'' qualifies with The Elysium Army. Seventy-five misfit badasses of varying quality, ranging from legendary generals and veteran officers to spoiled but capable nobles, as well as a poet, a mad scientist, various undead and spirits, scholars, farmers, ninja and at least one humanoid EldritchAbomination. And those are the commanders and officers (who are playable party members); under them are thousands of loyal soldiers.
16th Feb '16 1:55:20 PM ecto8iologist
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* 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.

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* 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.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.]]
20th Jan '16 12:57:05 AM thatmadork
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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' also has quite a few:
** 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.]]
** The [[UndergroundRailroad Railroad]] don't really seem to have the makings of one of these, being an unassuming bunch of idealistic wastelanders united by a common cause, but you'd be mistaken. Railroad Heavies are often seen wearing coats with metal plates woven into the fabric, and come equipped with railway rifles, which can punch through Brotherhood of Steel T-60 armour with ease. Plus they have some of the best covert operations of all the factions. [[spoiler:If you lead them to victory against all the other factions at the end of the game, it's implied they become a nation in and of themselves as they have captured Vertibirds for your to use along with hundreds of comprehensively superhuman Synths who'd happily take up arms to express their gratitude towards the faction which freed them from slavery.]]
** 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.
** The Commonwealth Minutemen certainly don't start as this, considering they got wiped out by the Gunners, ghouls and mirelurks quite early on, but if the player helps them rebuild, they can easily become this as at higher levels they begin carrying all sorts of weapons ranging from high-quality pipe guns to plasma weapons and even coming equipped with metal armour. At this point they're on par with their main rivals the Gunners and can even give Deathclaws a tough fight in groups. [[spoiler:Not to mention once they get hold of some artillery, they can inflict a humiliating CurbStompBattle on the Brotherhood of Steel by shelling their fancy heavily-armoured troops from miles away and blast the ''Prydwen'' out of the sky.]]
16th Jan '16 12:03:25 AM thatmadork
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*** By the events of ''Skyrim'', a faction comprised mostly of Nord warriors is fighting for Skyrim's independence, called the Stormcloaks. 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 Great War, and while they're not as regimented or as well-trained as the Legion, they make up for it by being individually stronger fighters. Their initiation rite to join is to swim to an iceberg in the middle of freezing ocean and kill an undead ice wraith.
10th Dec '15 12:04:26 AM MachRider1985
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* [[FanFic/WeaverNine Weaver Nine]]: The PRT and the Protectorate consider an Endbringer attack equivalent to a malicious natural disaster. An event they cannot hope to truly stop, just to drive it off and minimize the damage. To [[TheDreaded The Society]]? It's time for weapons testing. Two instances of Society forces engaging Leviathan resulted in zero casualties for the Society. The force defending Monrovia? Who repelled Leviathan without any casualties? Numbered '''twelve people'''... and five missiles. Contrast to the Protectorate, who lose ''one in four capes'' to every endbringer fight, due to their ZergRush stratagem.
* ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Fanfic/Legionnaire Legionnaire]]'' has several, including the Khan Army, the Equestrian armed forces, and the infamous, titular Equestrian Legion.

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* [[FanFic/WeaverNine Weaver Nine]]: ''FanFic/WeaverNine'': The PRT and the Protectorate consider an Endbringer attack equivalent to a malicious natural disaster. An event they cannot hope to truly stop, just to drive it off and minimize the damage. To [[TheDreaded The Society]]? It's time for weapons testing. Two instances of Society forces engaging Leviathan resulted in zero casualties for the Society. The force defending Monrovia? Who repelled Leviathan without any casualties? Numbered '''twelve people'''... and five missiles. Contrast to the Protectorate, who lose ''one in four capes'' to every endbringer fight, due to their ZergRush stratagem.
* ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Fanfic/Legionnaire Legionnaire]]'' ''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.
* ''Fanfic/{{Legionnaire}}''
has several, including the Khan Army, the Equestrian armed forces, and the infamous, titular Equestrian Legion.
15th Nov '15 11:20:04 AM nombretomado
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* The [[RomSpaceKnight Space Knights of Galador.]] First, two hundred of them in nuthin' but PoweredArmor fought off the entire Wraith starfleet to defend their homeworld. ''Then'' they fanned out across the entire galaxy hunting down and killing every Wraith they could lay their hands on. Eventually, [[LastOfHisKind the last of their kind]] ''annihilated'' the entire species by ''sending their planet into Limbo''. Bad. Ass.

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* The [[RomSpaceKnight [[ComicBook/RomSpaceKnight Space Knights of Galador.]] First, two hundred of them in nuthin' but PoweredArmor fought off the entire Wraith starfleet to defend their homeworld. ''Then'' they fanned out across the entire galaxy hunting down and killing every Wraith they could lay their hands on. Eventually, [[LastOfHisKind the last of their kind]] ''annihilated'' the entire species by ''sending their planet into Limbo''. Bad. Ass.
12th Nov '15 9:57:55 AM Kakai
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* The Jokers of ''Webcomic/AliceAndTheNightmare'' have this reputation in-universe. Seeing how they're an elite force drawn from the lowest social caste, there has to be something to punch through the layers of FantasticRacism.
11th Nov '15 9:28:42 PM Elvisaurus9
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* Literature/WyvernDiary has the Cult of the Dragon. The foot soldiers are reanimated bodies of fallen soldiers, their equivalent of a tank is a giant insectoid creature that fires lasers from its mouth and the heavy hitters are giant beasts that tower over buildings, shapeshifting dragons of immense power or both. The protagonist's army, the Dragon Guild PMC, manages to fight these threats with giant robots and magic powers.
** Literature/FateOfTheFortySixth introduces Apex Private Military Company, a force designed to be the best army in the world. [[BadassInCharge Led by the most powerful soldier alive]] and made up almost completely of cyborgs, they are so effective that [[spoiler:they actually win the war.]] While less powerful or effective, the Guild manages to pull through some victories with their {{Colonel Badass}}es, individual powerhouses like Edge and sheer, ferocious willpower.
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