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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.
11th Aug '17 11:24:06 AM Gregzilla
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* Volume 4 of ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' has a special Black Ops unit of the Department of Homeland Security, dubbed "[[FanNickname Nathan's Nazis]]" and led by an evil Jack Bauer CaptainErsatz called [[TheHunter Emile Danko]], as the main threat to the Heroes. The fact that Danko and several of his men were willing to [[FalseFlagOperation False Flag]] a suicide bombing in D.C. and blame it on Supers to create a credible justification for their actions firmly shows [[MoralEventHorizon which side of the moral line they're on]].

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* Volume 4 of ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' has a special Black Ops unit of the Department of Homeland Security, dubbed "[[FanNickname Nathan's Nazis]]" and led by an evil Jack Bauer CaptainErsatz called [[TheHunter Emile Danko]], Danko, as the main threat to the Heroes. The fact that Danko and several of his men were willing to [[FalseFlagOperation False Flag]] a suicide bombing in D.C. and blame it on Supers to create a credible justification for their actions firmly shows [[MoralEventHorizon which side of the moral line they're on]].
17th Jul '17 4:11:09 PM Dravencour
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* The Hellsing Organization of [[Manga/{{Hellsing}} the eponymous series]] clearly fits into this category. Despite deploying more exotic means of combating the Undead, good ol' military men with bulletproof vests and automatic rifles make up the bulk of the organization.

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* The Hellsing Organization of [[Manga/{{Hellsing}} the eponymous series]] clearly fits into this category. Despite deploying more exotic means of combating the Undead, Undead (such as two vampires of their own), good ol' military men with bulletproof vests and automatic rifles make up the bulk of the organization.organization. The normal members of the organization are wiped out nearly to a man when the Valentine Brothers come calling, so Hellsing has to draft a band of mercenaries called the Wild Geese, whose unconventional tactics do a good job at keeping Millennium's vampires at bay when they besiege the Hellsing building [[spoiler:until Zorin Blitz busts out her illusion powers to overcome their defenses and they are nearly wiped out as well]].
20th Jun '17 5:39:59 AM Doug86
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'''{{Superman}}:''' What are you talking about? Humanity doesn't need protection from us!\\

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'''{{Superman}}:''' '''Franchise/{{Superman}}:''' What are you talking about? Humanity doesn't need protection from us!\\
27th May '17 3:56:26 PM Anarky17
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** The next game in the series, ''VideoGame/InFamousSecondSon'', introduces the Department of Unified Protection, a new branch of the military created in the wake of the Beast's rampage specifically to capture or kill Conduits. Ironically, [[WellIntentionedExtremist their leader]] is a Conduit whose powerful enough to [[SuperEmpowering imbue her soldiers with weaker variations of her powers]], making them even tougher.
24th May '17 7:39:46 AM ElSquibbonator
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19th Feb '17 7:34:56 PM MadAnthony94
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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.
5th Jan '17 6:45:47 AM Hanz
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* The Mandalorians (aka Boba Fett's people) in the ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' are basically a ProudWarriorRace of mercenaries, although a decent chunk of their job description involved battling Jedi using their SwissArmyWeapon suits. And oftentimes losing to them. They ''really'' need to improve on that. Still, they're one of the few forces that can be counted on to give the superpowered Jedi or Sith a fight of it at least.
13th Dec '16 1:41:24 AM IdumeanPatriot
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** The Sentinels are [[GiantRobot Giant]] {{Killer Robot}}s equipped with gene-scanning equipment created to track down and fight mutants. They vary between being intended as "police", being programmed to track and capture mutants so they can be imprisoned for life in internment camps, or just being anti-mutant soldiers for a foreseen war, but they have a bad tendency to [[TurnedAgainstTheirMakers go rogue and attempt to wipe out all humans as well]].

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** The Sentinels are [[GiantRobot Giant]] {{Killer Robot}}s equipped with gene-scanning equipment created to track down and fight mutants. They vary between being intended as "police", being programmed to track and capture mutants so they can be imprisoned for life in internment camps, or just being anti-mutant soldiers for a foreseen war, but they have a bad tendency to [[TurnedAgainstTheirMakers [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters go rogue and attempt to wipe out all humans as well]].


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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.
10th Oct '16 3:00:49 AM Hanz
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** ''VideoGame/InfamousSecondSon'' gives [[BigBrotherIsWatching the more organized]] [[StateSec United States Department of United Protection]], who are tasked with rounding up or eliminating Conduits: or, as the DUP refers to them, "[[FantasticSlur Bioterrorists]]". In their case, they are [[HunterOfHisOwnKind lead by a Conduit]] who has empowered most of them with her [[DishingOutDirt concrete-based powers]].
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