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* ''Franchise/UltraSeries'': How badass the crew is varies from show to show, ranging from needing their butts saved by Ultraman almost regularly to being actually capable of doing something against the MonsterOfTheWeek.
1st Dec '17 5:35:57 PM GottaHaveFaith
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** In ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', the team expands beyond the original membership, incorporating both new and old members with each hero bringing something special to the crew. The new members are Iron Man's [[ComicBook/WarMachine best friend, who wears a similarly high-powered and well-armed suit of armor]], Captain America's [[ComicBook/TheFalcon close friend, a former Air Force paratrooper with a literal winged harness, specializing in rescue missions]], [[ComicBook/{{Vision}} an artificial human created by Thor's lightning and one of Iron Man's AI programs, with an Infinity Stone embedded in his head]], and a pair of twinn, [[ComicBook/ScarletWitch one of whom has a wide array of mental abilities such as mind control, telepathy, and telekinesis]], and [[Comicbook/{{Quicksilver}} one with super-speed and reflexes]] [[spoiler:though sadly, the latter only gets to be part of the team for the final battle before he dies)]].
** The ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' count as well, consisting of a thief and outlaw who's also a GuileHero and skilled with a blaster (Star-Lord), the an assassin who's the adopted daughter of Thanos himself and known as the "deadliest woman in the galaxy" (Gamora), a mechanically altered talking raccoon and GadgeteerGenius (Rocket), a OneManArmy tree-creature (Groot), and maniacal, bloodthirsty KnifeNut (Drax the Destroyer). They've taken out armies who are feared throughout the rest of the galaxy and saved numerous planets from destruction, emerging (mostly) intact each time.

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** In ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', the team expands beyond the original membership, incorporating both new and old members with each hero bringing something special to the crew. The new members are Iron Man's [[ComicBook/WarMachine best friend, who wears a similarly high-powered and well-armed suit of armor]], Captain America's [[ComicBook/TheFalcon close friend, a former Air Force paratrooper with a literal winged harness, specializing in rescue missions]], [[ComicBook/{{Vision}} an artificial human created by Thor's lightning and one of Iron Man's AI programs, with an Infinity Stone embedded in his head]], and a pair of twinn, twins, [[ComicBook/ScarletWitch one of whom has a wide array of mental abilities such as mind control, telepathy, and telekinesis]], and [[Comicbook/{{Quicksilver}} one with super-speed and reflexes]] [[spoiler:though [[spoiler:(though sadly, the latter only gets to be part of the team for the final battle before he dies)]].
** The ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' count as well, consisting of a thief and outlaw who's also a GuileHero and skilled with a blaster (Star-Lord), the an assassin who's the adopted daughter of Thanos himself and known as the "deadliest woman in the galaxy" (Gamora), a mechanically altered talking raccoon and GadgeteerGenius (Rocket), a OneManArmy tree-creature (Groot), and maniacal, bloodthirsty KnifeNut (Drax the Destroyer). They've taken out armies who are feared throughout the rest of the galaxy and saved numerous planets from destruction, emerging (mostly) intact each time.
1st Dec '17 5:32:54 PM GottaHaveFaith
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%% * ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'':
%% ** [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger Captain America]] and the Howling Commandos.
%% ** In ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', the team expands beyond the original membership, incorporating both new and old members with each hero bringing something special to the crew.

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%% * ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'':
%% ** [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger Captain America]] and the Howling Commandos.
%% ** The original six members of ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' consists of [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica a Super Soldier from World War II with an indestructible shield and well-honed tactical instincts]], [[ComicBook/IronMan a genius billionaire playboy philanthropist in a high-powered suit of armor]], [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor a Physical God with a mighty hammer who can control lightning]], [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk one of the smartest scientists in the world who can turn into an "enormous green rage monster" in battle]], and two master assassins and spies, [[ComicBook/BlackWidow one with unmatched martial arts skills]] and [[ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} one whose primary weapon is a bow and arrow that can fire Trick Arrows]]. Once they finally figure out how to work together, the mere six of them are able to protect the entire city of New York from an AlienInvasion.
** In ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', the team expands beyond the original membership, incorporating both new and old members with each hero bringing something special to the crew.crew. The new members are Iron Man's [[ComicBook/WarMachine best friend, who wears a similarly high-powered and well-armed suit of armor]], Captain America's [[ComicBook/TheFalcon close friend, a former Air Force paratrooper with a literal winged harness, specializing in rescue missions]], [[ComicBook/{{Vision}} an artificial human created by Thor's lightning and one of Iron Man's AI programs, with an Infinity Stone embedded in his head]], and a pair of twinn, [[ComicBook/ScarletWitch one of whom has a wide array of mental abilities such as mind control, telepathy, and telekinesis]], and [[Comicbook/{{Quicksilver}} one with super-speed and reflexes]] [[spoiler:though sadly, the latter only gets to be part of the team for the final battle before he dies)]].
** The ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' count as well, consisting of a thief and outlaw who's also a GuileHero and skilled with a blaster (Star-Lord), the an assassin who's the adopted daughter of Thanos himself and known as the "deadliest woman in the galaxy" (Gamora), a mechanically altered talking raccoon and GadgeteerGenius (Rocket), a OneManArmy tree-creature (Groot), and maniacal, bloodthirsty KnifeNut (Drax the Destroyer). They've taken out armies who are feared throughout the rest of the galaxy and saved numerous planets from destruction, emerging (mostly) intact each time.
31st Aug '17 6:42:43 AM GrigorII
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-->-- '''Creator/HectorGermanOesterheld''', about ''ComicNook/ElEternauta''

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-->-- '''Creator/HectorGermanOesterheld''', about ''ComicNook/ElEternauta''''ComicBook/ElEternauta''
30th Aug '17 4:46:14 AM HalcyonDayz
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* ''The Literature/NancyDrew Files'' and ''Literature/TheHardyBoys Casefiles'' were a DarkerAndEdgier version of the stories that took both series UpToEleven, making both of their respective casts a BadassCrew. They also had a crossover Spinoff, the ''Nancy Drew-Hardy Boys Supermysteries,'' in which Frank, Nancy, Joe, and various combinations of Bess, Chet, George, Biff, Tony, etc., taking down everybody from corrupt CEOs to terrorist cells.

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* ''The Literature/NancyDrew Files'' and ''Literature/TheHardyBoys Casefiles'' were a DarkerAndEdgier version of the stories that took both series UpToEleven, making both of their respective casts a BadassCrew. They also had a crossover Spinoff, the ''Nancy Drew-Hardy Boys Supermysteries,'' in which Frank, Nancy, Joe, and various combinations of Bess, Chet, George, Biff, Tony, etc., taking down everybody from corrupt CEOs [=CEOs=] to terrorist cells.
19th Aug '17 7:33:03 PM Eddy1215
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* The main cast of of [[Literature/EverybodyLovesLargeChests Everybody Loves Large Chests]]. Starts with Boxxy, a mimic who went From Nobody to Nightmare, through a trio of centuries old demons that are masters of fire magic, melee combat and assassination, ending in an Ax-Crazy metal golem who is so strong it was nicknamed "The Rustblood Juggernaut"

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* The main cast of of [[Literature/EverybodyLovesLargeChests Everybody Loves Large Chests]].''Literature/EverybodyLovesLargeChests''. Starts with Boxxy, a mimic who went From Nobody to Nightmare, through a trio of centuries old demons that are masters of fire magic, melee combat and assassination, ending in an Ax-Crazy metal golem who is so strong it was nicknamed "The Rustblood Juggernaut"
19th Aug '17 6:34:29 PM Highter
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* The main cast of of [[Literature/EverybodyLovesLargeChests Everybody Loves Large Chests]]. Starts with Boxxy, a mimic who went From Nobody to Nightmare, through a trio of centuries old demons that are masters of fire magic, melee combat and assassination, ending in an Ax-Crazy metal golem who is so strong it was nicknamed "The Rustblood Juggernaut"
21st Jul '17 1:41:40 PM StFan
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-->-- '''Creator/HectorGermanOesterheld''', about ''Comicbook/ElEternauta''

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-->-- '''Creator/HectorGermanOesterheld''', about ''Comicbook/ElEternauta''''ComicNook/ElEternauta''



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* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'''s Furious Five - Tigress, Monkey, Mantis, Crane and Viper - are China's top kung fu masters, and both films show you exactly ''why''. By the second film, their Badass Crew is the Furious Five plus Po, who earns his way in after enduring the TrainingFromHell.

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* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'''s Furious Five - -- Tigress, Monkey, Mantis, Crane and Viper - -- are China's top kung fu masters, and both films show you exactly ''why''. By the second film, their Badass Crew is the Furious Five plus Po, who earns his way in after enduring the TrainingFromHell.



-->"They fight like demons!"
** The heroes in [[WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries the TV series]] also count. Even though Genie suffered a bit of a BadassDecay.

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-->"They -->'''Fasan:''' They fight like demons!"
** The heroes in [[WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries the TV series]] also count. Even though Genie suffered a bit of a BadassDecay.
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* Force Recon Team Sidewinder in the ''Literature/CutAndRun'' series. They later unofficially adopt [[SixthRanger Special Agent Zane Garrett]] into their crew as well.
** The last book has an even larger crew when Zane and Ty's FBI coworkers and Sidewinder join forces (plus a couple of ex-military hitmen).
* In LordOfTheNightSky Colonel Crane has one on call. They're all extremely skilled heavily armed specialists, and they've spent years working together in dangerous missions.

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* Force Recon Team Sidewinder in the ''Literature/CutAndRun'' series. They later unofficially adopt [[SixthRanger Special Agent Zane Garrett]] into their crew as well.
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well. The last book has an even larger crew when Zane and Ty's FBI coworkers and Sidewinder join forces (plus a couple of ex-military hitmen).
* In LordOfTheNightSky ''Literature/LordOfTheNightSky''n Colonel Crane has one on call. They're all extremely skilled heavily armed specialists, and they've spent years working together in dangerous missions.



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* By the same token, any group of soldiers in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' must be a Badass Crew if they are to have any hope of survival in the grim darkness of the far future. More specific examples would be the gangs from the [[WretchedHive decaying underhive]] of TabletopGame/{{Necromunda}}, who scavenge and battle in conditions that would give Batman trouble; a TabletopGame/RogueTrader's crew, who [[BoldExplorer explore]] and [[IntrepidMerchant exploit]] strange new worlds, frequently through GunboatDiplomacy; an TabletopGame/{{Inquisitor}}'s [[TabletopGame/DarkHeresy retinue]], who wages a shadow war for humanity's survival; a TabletopGame/DeathWatch kill-team, recruited from {{Space Marine}}s with a particular aptitude for annihilating aliens; and even the power-mad [[TabletopGame/BlackCrusade cultists and Chaos Space Marines]] willing to undertake any challenge for a chance at godhood.

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* By the same token, any group of soldiers in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' must be a Badass Crew if they are to have any hope of survival in the grim darkness of the far future. More specific examples would be the gangs from the [[WretchedHive decaying underhive]] of TabletopGame/{{Necromunda}}, who scavenge and battle in conditions that would give Batman trouble; a TabletopGame/RogueTrader's crew, who [[BoldExplorer explore]] and [[IntrepidMerchant exploit]] strange new worlds, frequently through GunboatDiplomacy; an TabletopGame/{{Inquisitor}}'s [[TabletopGame/DarkHeresy retinue]], who wages a shadow war for humanity's survival; a TabletopGame/DeathWatch kill-team, recruited from {{Space Marine}}s with a particular aptitude for annihilating aliens; and even the power-mad [[TabletopGame/BlackCrusade cultists and Chaos Space Marines]] willing to undertake any challenge for a chance at godhood.



* Sentinels of the multiverse has a badass crew in the form of the heroic Sentinels. Unlike most heroes, teh Sentinels have one hero deck and four hero character cards. Many of thier cards help protect and support the entire team.

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* Sentinels of the multiverse ''TabletopGame/SentinelsOfTheMultiverse'':
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has a badass crew in the form of the heroic Sentinels. Unlike most heroes, teh the Sentinels have one hero deck and four hero character cards. Many of thier cards help protect and support the entire team.



* By the end of ''VisualNovel/PrincessWaltz'', BadassNormal Arata Fukamori is leading a Badass Crew consisting of the titular princesses. And yes, they do smite ungodly amounts of ass.



* Though she never actually does go through with her plan, Tohsaka in the True End of Heavens Feel in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' has a plan like this. It goes like this: Wait a few years until all necessary materials and abilities are gathered. Then, take her with Zelretch's sword, Shirou's Reality Marble, Sakura with the power of the Grail and Rider with... being Medusa and having an infinite mana supply. Then they'll go and enter tournaments for huge cash prizes because jewel sorcery is ''not'' for the poor. And roflstomp everyone because that combination is essentially all powerful. And yes, they are all most definitely capable of stand alone. It's too bad the story ends before she can go through with it and the sequel eats continuity for breakfast.



* ''VisualNovel/YoJinBo'' has your team of six bodyguards. The starting team of wanderers Yo, Jin, Bo, and Mon-Mon could also count.
* Your crew in ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights Hordes of the Underdark'' isn't very large, but among the four (possibly five) people on the team are a part-dragon kobold, a [[TheAtoner former drow assassin]], a slightly insane [[TheLegionsOfHell tiefling]], and potentially the ghost of an elf paladin. Led by whatever you feel like making the player character. And the player and two of your compatriots get to [[spoiler:beat up Mephistopheles]] in the end.

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* ''VisualNovel/YoJinBo'' has your team of six bodyguards. The starting team of wanderers Yo, Jin, Bo, and Mon-Mon could also count.
* Your crew in ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights: Hordes of the Underdark'' isn't very large, but among the four (possibly five) people on the team are a part-dragon kobold, a [[TheAtoner former drow assassin]], a slightly insane [[TheLegionsOfHell tiefling]], and potentially the ghost of an elf paladin. Led by whatever you feel like making the player character. And the player and two of your compatriots get to [[spoiler:beat up Mephistopheles]] in the end.



* TalesOfZestiria has The Scattered Bones, an assassins guild comprised of various people that all treat each other like family. Unlike most examples of assassins they're actually the good guys and specifically target anybody that tries to instigate wars or kill innocents for profit. While they themselves are assassins they never go after innocent people regardless of the profit, and will work for relatively cheap if they deem the job nessecary. Furthermore, if you're stupid enough to try to trick them into killing an innocent they'll turn around and come after you instead.

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* TalesOfZestiria ''VideoGame/TalesOfZestiria'' has The Scattered Bones, an assassins guild comprised of various people that all treat each other like family. Unlike most examples of assassins they're actually the good guys and specifically target anybody that tries to instigate wars or kill innocents for profit. While they themselves are assassins they never go after innocent people regardless of the profit, and will work for relatively cheap if they deem the job nessecary. Furthermore, if you're stupid enough to try to trick them into killing an innocent they'll turn around and come after you instead.



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* By the end of ''VisualNovel/PrincessWaltz'', BadassNormal Arata Fukamori is leading a Badass Crew consisting of the titular princesses. And yes, they do smite ungodly amounts of ass.
* Though she never actually does go through with her plan, Tohsaka in the True End of Heavens Feel in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' has a plan like this. It goes like this: Wait a few years until all necessary materials and abilities are gathered. Then, take her with Zelretch's sword, Shirou's Reality Marble, Sakura with the power of the Grail and Rider with... being Medusa and having an infinite mana supply. Then they'll go and enter tournaments for huge cash prizes because jewel sorcery is ''not'' for the poor. And roflstomp everyone because that combination is essentially all powerful. And yes, they are all most definitely capable of stand alone. It's too bad the story ends before she can go through with it and the sequel eats continuity for breakfast.
* ''VisualNovel/YoJinBo'' has your team of six bodyguards. The starting team of wanderers Yo, Jin, Bo, and Mon-Mon could also count.
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* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'':
** The Reds and Blues, when they're not standing around and talking, each eventually [[TookALevelInBadass take a level in badass]] and come together to defeat enemies stronger and more skilled than they are on multiple occasions.
** There's also the Freelancers, who were an extremely badass group of super soldiers in the prequel arcs.
** Even the group of Insurrectionists the Freelancers were fighting would count (or at least the ones that aren't {{Mooks}})
* On top of the titular team, pretty much any team of hunters and huntresses (in-training or otherwise) ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' count, if not ''every'' [[WorldOfBadass group of characters in general.]]
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* The Castle Crew of ''Roleplay/{{AJCO}}'' grow into one of these. Their leader Nights is a highly skilled scientist proficient in both medical and mechanical fields, her second-in-command Will is a GeniusBruiser with an instinct for machinery, there are no less than four mages - Krauzer, Curls, Blue and Ranger - wielding various types of magic and their youngest member Egg came close to single-handedly taking down AJCO [[BadassPacifist without ever laying a finger on them]].
** The moment that Nights cracks after a [[spoiler: trip into the Friendship Chamber of the Silo]] they start to break up, however: Egg has finally [[spoiler: left for good]] despite being one of the Crew's founding members and Will and Krauzer are at odds to decide who should be the new leader.

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* The Castle Crew of ''Roleplay/{{AJCO}}'' grow into one of these. Their leader Nights is a highly skilled scientist proficient in both medical and mechanical fields, her second-in-command Will is a GeniusBruiser with an instinct for machinery, there are no less than four mages - -- Krauzer, Curls, Blue and Ranger - -- wielding various types of magic and their youngest member Egg came close to single-handedly taking down AJCO [[BadassPacifist without ever laying a finger on them]].
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them]]. The moment that Nights cracks after a [[spoiler: trip into the Friendship Chamber of the Silo]] they start to break up, however: Egg has finally [[spoiler: left for good]] despite being one of the Crew's founding members and Will and Krauzer are at odds to decide who should be the new leader.



* The [[Machinima/RedVsBlue Reds and Blues]], when they're not standing around and talking, each eventually [[TookALevelInBadass take a level in badass]] and come together to defeat enemies stronger and more skilled than they are on multiple occasions.
** There's also the Freelancers, who were an extremely badass group of super soldiers in the prequel arcs.
** Even the group of Insurrectionists the Freelancers were fighting would count (or at least the ones that aren't {{Mooks}})
* Mess with anyone in [[WebVideo/CriticalRole Vox Machina]] and you are in for a world of hurt. ''Everyone'' is a certified badass [[BadassAdorable of]] [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass some]] [[CulturedBadass variety]] in their own right, and they do not take kindly to anyone they care about getting hurt. Even the [[SpoonyBard party]] [[QuirkyBard bard]] you ask? ''[[EspeciallyZoidberg Especially]]'' the bard.
* On top of the titular team, pretty much any team of hunters and huntresses (in-training or otherwise) ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' count, if not ''every'' [[WorldOfBadass group of characters in general.]]

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* The [[Machinima/RedVsBlue Reds and Blues]], when they're not standing around and talking, each eventually [[TookALevelInBadass take a level in badass]] and come together to defeat enemies stronger and more skilled than they are on multiple occasions.
** There's also the Freelancers, who were an extremely badass group of super soldiers in the prequel arcs.
** Even the group of Insurrectionists the Freelancers were fighting would count (or at least the ones that aren't {{Mooks}})
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''WebVideo/CriticalRole'': Mess with anyone in [[WebVideo/CriticalRole Vox Machina]] Machina and you are in for a world of hurt. ''Everyone'' is a certified badass [[BadassAdorable of]] [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass some]] [[CulturedBadass variety]] in their own right, and they do not take kindly to anyone they care about getting hurt. Even the [[SpoonyBard party]] [[QuirkyBard bard]] you ask? ''[[EspeciallyZoidberg Especially]]'' the bard.
* On top of the titular team, pretty much any team of hunters and huntresses (in-training or otherwise) ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' count, if not ''every'' [[WorldOfBadass group of characters in general.]]
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19th May '17 2:34:07 PM mkmlp
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* ''[[LightNovel/YoujoSenki Saga of Tanya The Evil]]'' has the 203rd mage battalion, the titular character's personnel troops who in their ''first'' mission, route an army of about '''fifty thousand''' men, despite being made of only forty eight mages and pretty much defeating an entire country in the same night.

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* ''[[LightNovel/YoujoSenki Saga of Tanya The Evil]]'' has the 203rd mage "Pixie" battalion, the titular character's personnel troops who in their ''first'' mission, route an army of about '''fifty thousand''' men, men so easily, their commander refers to it as a simple live fire exercise, despite being made of only forty eight mages and pretty much defeating an entire country in the same night.
15th May '17 5:10:03 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** Every ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'' game stars a band of misfits who become supernatural badasses, with the [[AmateurSleuth Investigation Team]] from ''VideoGame/Persona4'' and [[PhantomThief Phantom Thieves]] from ''VideoGame/Persona5'' being notable examples.
** The Demon Tamers led by the heroes of ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor'' and ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor2'' are also worthy of mention, especially in the ends where they not only prevent the apocalypse, but reshape the world.

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** Every ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'' game stars a band of superpowered misfits who become supernatural badasses, FireForgedFriends, with the [[AmateurSleuth Investigation Team]] from ''VideoGame/Persona4'' and [[PhantomThief Phantom Thieves]] from ''VideoGame/Persona5'' being notable examples.
** The Demon Tamers led by the heroes of ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor'' and ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor2'' are also worthy of mention, especially in the ends routes where they not only the protagonist is able to prevent the apocalypse, but reshape the world.them from falling out with each other.
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