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1st Apr '16 12:59:45 PM MrKosta
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* Colonel James Braddock, from the ''Film/MissingInAction'' film series. Played by none other than Creator/ChuckNorris, it's a given he's able to kick as much [[DirtyCommunists Viet Cong]] butt as he does.
1st Apr '16 12:10:38 PM ObsidianFire
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* The DangerouslyGenreSavvy commander of the Umibozu, a Navy special forces team that goes up against Section Nine at the end of Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex's first season, is addressed as ''Taisa'': Colonel, though since he's Navy, his rank proper would be Captain. (In Japan, the same word is used to refer to both Colonel (Army) and Captain (Navy).

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* The DangerouslyGenreSavvy commander of the Umibozu, a Navy special forces team that goes up against Section Nine at the end of Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex's first season, is addressed as ''Taisa'': Colonel, though since he's Navy, his rank proper would be Captain. (In Japan, the same word is used to refer to both Colonel (Army) and Captain (Navy).



** In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'' all notable officers in OZ save Noin are colonels, Treize in particular seems GenreSavvy about this, maintaining the rank of colonel even after conquering the Earth [[spoiler:twice]].

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** In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'' all notable officers in OZ save Noin are colonels, Treize in particular seems GenreSavvy about aware of this, maintaining the rank of colonel even after conquering the Earth [[spoiler:twice]].
18th Mar '16 8:00:29 AM AndyLA
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* Lieutenant Colonel Danny Mcknight in ''Film/BlackHawkDown''. He casually walks from a convoy of Humvees to a building, through the open, while Rangers all around him are diving for cover and flinching. He ignores a gunshot wound to his throat that would have opened his carotid artery if it had been a millimeter to the right. After that injury, one of the Rangers tells him he doesn't need to go back out to save the rest of his men. He just smokes his cigar, looks at the guy like he's an idiot, then rides out with the 10th Mountain Division to get the rest of his men.

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* Lieutenant Colonel Danny Mcknight [=McKnight=] in ''Film/BlackHawkDown''. He casually walks from a convoy of Humvees to a building, through the open, while Rangers all around him are diving for cover and flinching. He ignores a gunshot wound to his throat that would have opened his carotid artery if it had been a millimeter to the right. After that injury, one of the Rangers tells him he doesn't need to go back out to save the rest of his men. He just smokes his cigar, looks at the guy like he's an idiot, then rides out with the 10th Mountain Division to get the rest of his men.



* In the film adaptation of ''Film/StreetFighter'', Guile has the Colonel rank (he is a Major in the games' continuity), and goes against the Allied Nations' orders to lead a strike team and raid Bison's base to rescue kidnapped AN troopers and relief workers. He's also the one to take on Bison himself, beating him even after he starts using his PsychoElectro powers. This also holds true to the [[WesternAnimation/StreetFighter cartoon]], which is a direct sequence of the film.



* ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'' has Heidern. He's only appeared in four of the games, and he's a freaking ''god.'' Imagine what happens when you give a character similar to [[StreetFighter Guile]] absurd priority in attacks, the ability suck the life out of his opponents and give it to himself, and [[BadassNormal has no "magical" justification for his abilities]]. SNK developers worried people might think he was an alien or a wizard. His adopted daughter Leona takes after him quite well (and replaces him after '95). He clearly takes a few cues from the colonel from ''FistOfTheNorthStar''.
** Technically, Ralf (who's under his command) hold the rank of colonel as well.
* Rolento from ''VideoGame/FinalFight'' (who later appears in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha'') is quite badass.

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* ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'' has Heidern. He's only appeared in four of the games, and he's a freaking ''god.'' Imagine what happens when you give a character similar to [[StreetFighter Guile]] absurd priority in attacks, the ability suck the life out of his opponents and give it to himself, and [[BadassNormal has no "magical" justification for his abilities]]. SNK developers worried people might think he was an alien or a wizard. His adopted daughter Leona takes after him quite well (and replaces him after '95). He clearly takes a few cues from the colonel Colonel from ''FistOfTheNorthStar''.
''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar''.
** Technically, Ralf (who's under his command) hold holds the rank of colonel Colonel as well.
* Rolento from ''VideoGame/FinalFight'' (who later appears in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha'') is quite badass.badass, and also inspired by the Colonel from ''Fist of the North Star''.



* Jax from the ''MortalKombat'' series fits this trope to a tee.

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* Jax from the ''MortalKombat'' series fits this trope to a tee.tee, despite being a Major.
15th Mar '16 5:30:43 PM TheLearnedSoldier
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* Just about all of the Clone Commanders in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'', but perhaps with emphasis on Captain CT-7567 'Rex', especially since he would go on to become an officer in the Phoenix Squadron Rebel Cell for [[LaResistance The Rebel Alliance]].
27th Dec '15 12:13:08 AM Perseus
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* In ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'', Elma was a Colonel of the [[OneWorldOrder Coalition]] forces before Earth's destruction. Her combat prowess is nigh-legendary, and the [=BLADEs=] that served under her back then still address her by the title out of respect.

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* In ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'', Elma was a Colonel of the [[OneWorldOrder Coalition]] forces before prior to Earth's destruction. Her combat prowess is nigh-legendary, and the [=BLADEs=] that served under her back then still address her by the title out of respect.
27th Dec '15 12:10:11 AM Perseus
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* Pit, as of ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising'' is the Captain of the Guard for Palutena, and he leads the charge against all of her enemies (and he even points out at one point that he's an officer, not just an enlisted man). The sheer number of foes he rips through (including the top generals for the forces of nature and [[spoiler: [[EveryoneHatesHades Hades, the god of the underworld himsef]]]]) cements his {{Badass}} credentials as well.

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* Pit, as of ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising'' is the Captain of the Guard for Palutena, and he leads the charge against all of her enemies (and he even points out at one point that he's an officer, not just an enlisted man). The sheer number of foes he rips through (including the top generals for of the forces Forces of nature Nature and [[spoiler: [[EveryoneHatesHades Hades, the god of the underworld himsef]]]]) himself]]]]) cements his {{Badass}} credentials as well.well.
* In ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'', Elma was a Colonel of the [[OneWorldOrder Coalition]] forces before Earth's destruction. Her combat prowess is nigh-legendary, and the [=BLADEs=] that served under her back then still address her by the title out of respect.
18th Dec '15 10:33:06 PM nombretomado
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* Colonel Hyuga from the original ''ShadowHearts'' is playable only briefly, but manages to annihilate a squadron of thugs due to his souped-up stats. He then proceeds to save an old man and befriend a child.

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* Colonel Hyuga from the original ''ShadowHearts'' ''VideoGame/ShadowHearts'' is playable only briefly, but manages to annihilate a squadron of thugs due to his souped-up stats. He then proceeds to save an old man and befriend a child.
4th Dec '15 1:49:33 PM Morgenthaler
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*** Technically, he's not an astronaut. He's a cosmonaut.
*** [[BilingualBackfire Cosmonaut is Russian for Astronaut.]]
4th Dec '15 1:30:50 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/EveOfDestruction'': Colonel Jim McQuade to a realistic degree. An army veteran, expert marksman and counter-terrorism expert, he's the guy the government calls in to take down a rogue killer android.

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* ''Film/EveOfDestruction'': Colonel Jim McQuade [=McQuade=] to a realistic degree. An army veteran, expert marksman and counter-terrorism expert, he's the guy the government calls in to take down a rogue killer android.
4th Dec '15 1:30:29 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/EveOfDestruction'': Colonel Jim McQuade to a realistic degree. An army veteran, expert marksman and counter-terrorism expert, he's the guy the government calls in to take down a rogue killer android.
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