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26th Feb '18 8:42:46 PM DVB
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* The Paladins in ''Film/{{Jumper}}'' use all sorts of fun gadgets to trap and kill the Jumpers.

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* The Paladins in ''Film/{{Jumper}}'' use all sorts presents us with the Paladins, a group of fun gadgets individuals with training and equipment to trap hunt down and kill any Jumper. Their reasoning for this is because they believe only God can be anywhere. This is deconstructed to frightening degree as they do not care for civilian causalities and while some Jumpers have committed crimes, this does ot justify the Jumpers.actions done (heck, some have turned to crime as a result of the Paladins.) The protagonist is technically this; [[spoiler: it turns out his mother left him and his dad when she discovered he had powers and her being affiliated with the Paladins, she couldn't bare the thought. This left the dad a broken man and making him a cruddy parent to his son. It was this unstable life that would convince the protagonist to try and steal to live.]]
6th Feb '18 1:12:29 PM at_ease_loser
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** Code: B.L.U.E. is a {{deconstruction}} of this trope; they're just a bunch of NYPD cops, each [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits with their own quirks and flaws]], who just happen to fight gods and monsters. ''[[BadassNormal And win]]''.

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** Code: B.L.U.E. is a {{deconstruction}} of this trope; ; they're just a bunch of NYPD cops, each [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits with their own quirks and flaws]], who just happen to fight gods and monsters. ''[[BadassNormal And win]]''.
14th Jan '18 2:15:27 PM nombretomado
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* LegionOfNothing has Syndicate L, a shadowy organization opposed to supers and destined to do appear more and more often, with cooler and cooler anti-hero weaponry.

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* LegionOfNothing ''Literature/LegionOfNothing'' has Syndicate L, a shadowy organization opposed to supers and destined to do appear more and more often, with cooler and cooler anti-hero weaponry.



* In ''Literature/FineStructure'', the government finally decides that Powers are too dangerous and start working on killing them when they're alone. The first one is killed by [[spoiler: bolting him to a ceiling in a room with light fixtures on the floor. When he wakes up he thinks he's upside-down, and tries to break out by flying through the ceiling. This plunges him straight into the Earth's superheated core.]]
** [[spoiler: After a few years of this, the government discovers how to artificially create Powers. This is necessary because of the Powers' accelerated reaction speeds, but the artificial Powers still can't quite keep up with the faster ones. Trusted soldiers are given the upgrade and assigned to the CapeBusters squads.]] The first chapter that describes a Power-versus-Government fight is appropriately called, "Capekiller". The soldiers use sniper rifles with supersonic armor-piercing rounds, diamond-tipped hypodermic needles, and sticky bombs.

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* In ''Literature/FineStructure'', the ''Literature/FineStructure'':
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government finally decides that Powers are too dangerous and start working on killing them when they're alone. The first one is killed by [[spoiler: bolting him to a ceiling in a room with light fixtures on the floor. When he wakes up he thinks he's upside-down, and tries to break out by flying through the ceiling. This plunges him straight into the Earth's superheated core.]]
** [[spoiler: After a few years of this, the government [[spoiler: discovers how to artificially create Powers. Powers.]] This is necessary because of the Powers' accelerated reaction speeds, but the [[spoiler: artificial Powers still can't quite keep up with the faster ones. Trusted soldiers are given the upgrade and assigned to the CapeBusters squads.]] The first chapter that describes a Power-versus-Government fight is appropriately called, "Capekiller". The soldiers use sniper rifles with supersonic armor-piercing rounds, diamond-tipped hypodermic needles, and sticky bombs.
13th Jan '18 5:38:53 AM erforce
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* ''Film/XMen'':

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* ''Film/XMen'':''Film/XMenFilmSeries''
12th Jan '18 1:59:36 AM Cryoclaste
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* The {{ComicBook/OMAC}}s in the InfiniteCrisis DCU continuum. While Franchise/{{Batman}} had programmed a spy satellite to keep tabs over the metahuman community, an unfortunate combination of external tampering, hostile takeover and [[AIIsACrapshoot inherent programming flaws]] led the satellite to rechristen itself ''Brother Eye'' and turn millions of individuals, preinfected with a special nanovirus, into an army of Cape Busters, [[PeoplePuppets devoid of free will but physically enhanced with armor and stock superpowers]], remotely controlled by Brother Eye itself to wage its battle against metahumans.

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* The {{ComicBook/OMAC}}s in the InfiniteCrisis ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'' DCU continuum. While Franchise/{{Batman}} had programmed a spy satellite to keep tabs over the metahuman community, an unfortunate combination of external tampering, hostile takeover and [[AIIsACrapshoot inherent programming flaws]] led the satellite to rechristen itself ''Brother Eye'' and turn millions of individuals, preinfected with a special nanovirus, into an army of Cape Busters, [[PeoplePuppets devoid of free will but physically enhanced with armor and stock superpowers]], remotely controlled by Brother Eye itself to wage its battle against metahumans.
31st Dec '17 8:45:52 PM WanderingBrowser
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** Also in the X-Men stories, there was [[PuttingOnTheReich Genosha]], the high-tech nation which dealt with its "mutant problem" by conscripting the mutants into government service. They had unusually many super types (hundreds/thousands for a population of a few million) and were deadly afraid they'd go rampant and take over the country (which also [[TheExtremistWasRight actually happened]] later on, when international opinion forced them to liberalize), so they employed a specially trained and equipped militarized police force to keep them in check. Enter the Magistrates, a [[BadassArmy heavily armed gendarmerie]] in [[DoomTroops cool, "evil" uniforms]] who fought the X-Men on various occasions when they tried to incite rebellion among the Genoshan mutants.

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** Also in the X-Men stories, there was [[PuttingOnTheReich Genosha]], the high-tech nation which dealt with its "mutant problem" by conscripting [[MutantDraftBoard "conscripting the mutants into government service. service"]] -- a fancy way of saying "enslaved them and used them as expendable, brutally treated workers". They had an unusually many super types high mutant population (hundreds/thousands for a population of a few million) and were deadly afraid they'd go rampant and take over the country (which also [[TheExtremistWasRight actually happened]] later on, when international opinion forced them to liberalize), liberalize and mutant villain Fabian Cortez came along to exploit the bad blood during the ''Bloodties'' event), so they employed a specially trained and equipped militarized police force to keep them in check. Enter the Magistrates, a [[BadassArmy heavily armed gendarmerie]] in [[DoomTroops cool, "evil" uniforms]] who fought the X-Men on various occasions when they tried to incite rebellion among the Genoshan mutants.
11th Nov '17 8:20:45 PM NightShade96
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* And post ''New52'', from the pages of ''Batman Incorporated'', the DCU now has Spyral. At least one of their ploys was to create the FemmeFatale Batwoman, hoping she'd get close enough to Bats to uncover his identity (instead she pulled a HeelFaceTurn). They know full well how unpopular this agenda would make them, so they prefer to recruit rebels, rogues and washouts over genuine patriots, and operate heavily in private.

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* And post ''New52'', post-''ComicBook/New52'', from the pages of ''Batman Incorporated'', the DCU now has Spyral. At least one of their ploys was to create the FemmeFatale Batwoman, hoping she'd get close enough to Bats to uncover his identity (instead she pulled a HeelFaceTurn). They know full well how unpopular this agenda would make them, so they prefer to recruit rebels, rogues and washouts over genuine patriots, and operate heavily in private.
13th Sep '17 12:01:29 PM zealots
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** In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'', the [[SuperSoldier Boosted Men]] can be considered to be this. They are the Cosmic Era's answer to [[Franchise/{{Gundam}} Cyber-Newtypes]], being ordinary humans pumped full of drugs and questionable implants to put them on a piloting level where they could go head-to-head with [[SuperBreedingProgram Coordinators]]. ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'' would expand on this concept with the "Extended", successors to the Boosted Men who were more stable than their predecessors but required regular re-conditioning sessions and questionably useful "trigger words" which would completely immobilize them. Notably, not a single character from either category either gets a happy ending or survives the war at all.
12th Sep '17 6:54:20 AM Hanz
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* The [[Film/SuicideSquad2016 Suicide Squad]] was partially created as a response to Superman, with Waller gathering a group of dangerous metahumans/assassins (and Harley Quinn) to form a black ops unit. Of course, none of the members are even close to being able to deal with Superman save for perhaps [[spoiler:Enchantress, who ends up going loose and summoning a demon army]].

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* The [[Film/SuicideSquad2016 Suicide Squad]] was partially created as a response to Superman, with Waller gathering a group of dangerous metahumans/assassins metahumans/criminals (and Harley Quinn) to form a black ops unit.unit for the purpose of tackling a Superman-level threat. Of course, none of the members are even close to being able to deal with Superman save for perhaps [[spoiler:Enchantress, who ends up going loose and summoning a demon army]].
14th Aug '17 11:55:39 AM putnamehere3145
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* ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' has the Parahuman Response Teams, or PRT: an organization of [[BadassNormal non-powered humans]] equipped and trained to fight supervillains, either alone or alongside the superheroes. Squads are commonly equipped with reverse engineered [[HomemadeInventions tinkertech]] made by [[MadScientist Tinker capes.]] Their armory comes from associated heroes, purchases, or recovered materials from villains.



* ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' has the Parahuman Response Teams, or PRT: an organization of [[BadassNormal non-powered humans]] equipped and trained to fight supervillains, either alone or alongside the superheroes. Squads are commonly equipped with reverse engineered [[HomemadeInventions tinkertech]] made by [[MadScientist Tinker capes.]] Their armory comes from associated heroes, purchases, or recovered materials from villains.
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