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10th Jun '16 1:46:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* Col. Fedmahn Kassad of DanSimmons' ''HyperionCantos'' fights his way through the exploding wreckage of an enemy fleet, plummets down onto a planet and then fights the soldiers there. Later, he gets into hand-to-hand combat with [[spoiler:the Shrike, a giant, indestructible EldritchAbomination covered in spikes. Did we mention it can move faster than light?]] He is explicitly stated to be the greatest soldier in history [[spoiler:which is why godlike AIs use his consciousness to create the Shrike]].

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* Col. Fedmahn Kassad of DanSimmons' ''HyperionCantos'' ''Literature/HyperionCantos'' fights his way through the exploding wreckage of an enemy fleet, plummets down onto a planet and then fights the soldiers there. Later, he gets into hand-to-hand combat with [[spoiler:the Shrike, a giant, indestructible EldritchAbomination covered in spikes. Did we mention it can move faster than light?]] He is explicitly stated to be the greatest soldier in history [[spoiler:which is why godlike AIs use his consciousness to create the Shrike]].
5th Jun '16 12:51:45 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* Lt.Col. [[PersonOfMassDestruction Hayate Yagami]] in the third season of ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''. This is in sharp contrast, for example, to the local GeneralRipper who fails to qualify even as a BadassNormal and the three [[TheBrigadier Admirals]] who only appear on TV screens. Possibly the only Colonel MagicalGirl ever.

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* Lt.Col. [[PersonOfMassDestruction Hayate Yagami]] in the third season of ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''.''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers''. This is in sharp contrast, for example, to the local GeneralRipper who fails to qualify even as a BadassNormal and the three [[TheBrigadier Admirals]] who only appear on TV screens. Possibly the only Colonel MagicalGirl ever.
4th Jun '16 12:00:48 AM Doug86
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** He does [[spoiler:end UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo by helping the Basterds kill the German High Command]].

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** He does [[spoiler:end UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo UsefulNotes/WorldWarII by helping the Basterds kill the German High Command]].



* [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/reusser.html Ken Reusser]], a USMC fighter pilot in three different wars (UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo, UsefulNotes/KoreanWar, and UsefulNotes/VietnamWar), who retired from the Marine Corps as a colonel. Probably one of the most badass feats he performed was downing a Japanese reconnaissance aircraft that was reporting on US positions for Kamikaze attacks, flying about 1000 feet above the theoretical ceiling of its pursuers. Him and his wingman both had their guns malfunction, so they used the props of their [=F4U=] Corsairs to chew up the Japanese aircraft's tail to take it down.

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* [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/reusser.html Ken Reusser]], a USMC fighter pilot in three different wars (UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo, (UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/KoreanWar, and UsefulNotes/VietnamWar), who retired from the Marine Corps as a colonel. Probably one of the most badass feats he performed was downing a Japanese reconnaissance aircraft that was reporting on US positions for Kamikaze attacks, flying about 1000 feet above the theoretical ceiling of its pursuers. Him and his wingman both had their guns malfunction, so they used the props of their [=F4U=] Corsairs to chew up the Japanese aircraft's tail to take it down.



* Many of [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/ataturk.html Mustafa Kemal Ataturk's]] claims to {{badass}}itude occurred when he was a Colonel in the reserves, in particular defending the key pass whose loss would have probably made the Gallipoli campaign in UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne succeed. Even after the Ottoman Empire ultimately lost, he continued being a badass as a soldier and then the founder of modern Turkey, until he died.

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* Many of [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/ataturk.html Mustafa Kemal Ataturk's]] claims to {{badass}}itude occurred when he was a Colonel in the reserves, in particular defending the key pass whose loss would have probably made the Gallipoli campaign in UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarI succeed. Even after the Ottoman Empire ultimately lost, he continued being a badass as a soldier and then the founder of modern Turkey, until he died.
24th May '16 1:32:40 AM erforce
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* Film/JamesBond holds the rank of Commander in the Royal Navy.
* Lt. Col. Barnsby (played by Creator/HarrisonFord) in ''Force 10 from Navarone''.

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* %%* Film/JamesBond holds the rank of Commander in the Royal Navy.
* %%* Lt. Col. Barnsby (played by Creator/HarrisonFord) in ''Force 10 from Navarone''.''Film/ForceTenFromNavarone''.
14th May '16 12:24:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* Col. Sawyer from ''WorldInConflict''. While we never see him in the field, in that scene where he is shot by [[ColdSniper sniper]] (who misses by a few inches), he is just too [[TheStoic stoic]]. And he is fluent in French, too.

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* Col. Sawyer from ''WorldInConflict''.''VideoGame/WorldInConflict''. While we never see him in the field, in that scene where he is shot by [[ColdSniper sniper]] (who misses by a few inches), he is just too [[TheStoic stoic]]. And he is fluent in French, too.



* Col. Corazon Santiago from ''SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'': military genius, knows how to run a police state properly, and hot to boot.

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* Col. Corazon Santiago from ''SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'': ''VideoGame/SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'': military genius, knows how to run a police state properly, and hot to boot.
9th May '16 5:19:16 AM erforce
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* Commander Anderson, United States Navy [=SEALs=], played by Michael "[[TheTerminator Kyle Reese]]" Biehn, in ''Film/TheRock''.

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* %%* Commander Anderson, United States Navy [=SEALs=], played by Michael "[[TheTerminator Kyle Reese]]" Biehn, Creator/MichaelBiehn, in ''Film/TheRock''.
1st May '16 9:03:43 PM Doug86
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* Colonel Nicholas Alexander, played by Creator/LeeMarvin in his final performance, was the only man who could possibly give ChuckNorris' Major Scott [=McCoy=] orders in ''Film/TheDeltaForce''.

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* Colonel Nicholas Alexander, played by Creator/LeeMarvin in his final performance, was the only man who could possibly give ChuckNorris' Creator/ChuckNorris' Major Scott [=McCoy=] orders in ''Film/TheDeltaForce''.
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.
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