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16th May '17 12:53:38 PM Kafkesque
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** Following the Dressrosa arc, the [[TheHero Straw Hat Pirates]] themselves have upgraded from a small ([[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass if]] [[OneManArmy powerful]]) RagtagBandOfMisfits to an entire pirate fleet full of notorious figures.
6th May '17 6:39:55 PM nombretomado
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* The live-action ''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.''

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* The live-action ''Franchise/{{Transformers|FilmSeries}}'' ''Film/{{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.''
21st Apr '17 9:56:29 PM nombretomado
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* The ''{{Suikoden}}'' series should get a mention - they are the 108 Stars of Destiny, after all. That's one hundred and eight central figures in an army that eventually gathers into tens of thousands who are all exceptional in their chosen fields. In every game, you lead an army of pretty special individuals.

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* The ''{{Suikoden}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'' series should get a mention - they are the 108 Stars of Destiny, after all. That's one hundred and eight central figures in an army that eventually gathers into tens of thousands who are all exceptional in their chosen fields. In every game, you lead an army of pretty special individuals.



* 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.

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* Being a SpiritualSuccessor of ''{{Suikoden}}'', ''VideoGame/{{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.
17th Apr '17 8:14:45 AM Yukianesa
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* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'': In season five, it's shown that in the 50 year TimeSkip that [[EnsembleDarkhorse The Scotsman]] has had many, ''many'' daughters, who are all big and muscular amazons hefting huge swords and spears. If they're anything like their dad (or mom), these girls are doubtlessly a ''force to be reckoned with''.
17th Apr '17 12:05:33 AM braigwen_the_scholar
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* ''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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* ''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 (as stated during the pilot.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]].
11th Apr '17 5:14:21 PM ANTMuddle
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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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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.scale support crew. 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.
8th Apr '17 3:49:52 PM Frankencastle
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* The entirety of [[ComicBook/ThePunisher Frank Castle's]] Vietnam era [[ElitesAreMoreGlamorous Force Recon]] [[SemperFi Marine]] unit. Whose various exploits during the Vietnam war would go on to become the stuff of legend/nightmares.
8th Apr '17 3:39:05 PM Frankencastle
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** There's also the US Army Special Forces Unit, Gray Fox. Led by [[MajorlyAwesome Major Shane Caxton]]. In addition to their military careers before the events of "El Baile de la Muerte", they've survived a few dozen hired mercenaries, contact with elite FARC soldiers, Revy and Shenhua (who they disarmed rather easily), as well as close contact and a gunfight with Roberta. Thrice. Especially considering they were funnelled into several situations that should have killed them. Eda warns Chang that if he pursues them into the jungle, he and his men are as good as dead. Their established badassery only shows further how [[spoiler:dangerous Roberta is when she kills several of them. And even then, they're under orders not to kill her by that point]].
*** In the anime adaptation, the battle is less one-sided, as Gray Fox [[spoiler:cripple Roberta for life as she tries killing them]]. By the time Garcia manages to put his plan into action, it's ambiguous whether he's saving Gray Fox from Roberta, or Roberta from Gray Fox.
3rd Apr '17 7:34:20 AM DemoDemon
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* The Mobile Task Force units of the ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'' are varied units ranging from disinformation-sowing secret agents to [[NGOSuperpower entire military battalions with tanks and nuclear weapons.]] Some of the notable militarized [=MTFs=] are:
**[[http://www.scp-wiki.net/task-forces#toc21 MTF Nu-7 ("Hammer Down")]], a whole army unto itself whose task is specifically [[TheCavalry aiding Foundation sites undergoing massive catastrophe.]]
-->Armed Mobile Task Force Nu-7 is a battalion-strength force consisting of three company-sized elements of special operations infantry forces, a light armored vehicle company, tank platoon, helicopter squadron, chemical-biological-radiological-nuclear (CBRN) platoon, combat engineer platoon, nuclear weapon specialist (NWS) squad, plus additional combat specialist and support personnel.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/task-forces#toc10 MTF Eta-10 ("See No Evil")]] and [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/task-forces#toc11 MTF Eta-11 ("Savage Beasts")]], two military units deployed against [[BrownNote visual and auditory cognitohazards,]] respectively. They go up against things that can potentially kill them if they ''look at them.''
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/task-forces#toc17 MTF Lambda-5 ("White Rabbits"),]] CapeBusters deployed against [[RealityWarper Reality Warpers]].
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/task-forces#toc22 MTF Omicron Rho ("The Dream Team")]], a commando that operates [[DreamWalker inside]] ''[[DreamWalker people's dreams.]]''
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/task-forces#toc20 MTF Mu-13 ("Ghostbusters").]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Guess what they do.]]
25th Mar '17 12:07:42 AM GigaHand
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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, no less.

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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, size and each of their soldiers as strong as one of your own, no less.
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