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26th Feb '17 4:45:50 PM nombretomado
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* Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence, A.K.A. ''LawrenceOfArabia''.

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* Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence, A.K.A. ''LawrenceOfArabia''.''Film/LawrenceOfArabia''.
26th Feb '17 12:11:53 PM nombretomado
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* Averted in ''IpMan'', where Japanese Colonel Sato is a SmugSnake who only hits people when they're in no position to fight back. Preferably from safe up high behind a gun.

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* Averted in ''IpMan'', ''Film/IpMan'', where Japanese Colonel Sato is a SmugSnake who only hits people when they're in no position to fight back. Preferably from safe up high behind a gun.
15th Jan '17 10:26:54 AM DustSnitch
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** Colonel Douglas "Duke" Ellington, the [[CoolPlane F-19 Ghostrider]] pilot who provided the main point of view character for the central front air war in Germany and the Soviet colonel commanding the MiG-29 regiment at Keflavik both also qualify (both demonstrate their AcePilot skills numerous times, the MiG-29 regiment CO survives leading his pilots in a battle against two full squadrons of F-14 Tomcats at one point, while Ellington also gets to demonstrate his all-around [[BadAss badassery]] by managing to successfully escape and evade after being shot down over hostile territory late in the war).

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** Colonel Douglas "Duke" Ellington, the [[CoolPlane F-19 Ghostrider]] pilot who provided the main point of view character for the central front air war in Germany and the Soviet colonel commanding the MiG-29 regiment at Keflavik both also qualify (both demonstrate their AcePilot skills numerous times, the MiG-29 regiment CO survives leading his pilots in a battle against two full squadrons of F-14 Tomcats at one point, while Ellington also gets to demonstrate his all-around [[BadAss badassery]] badassery by managing to successfully escape and evade after being shot down over hostile territory late in the war).



* George Washington was a colonel during his time fighting for the British during the French and Indian War, and his BadAss exploits earned him enough distinction to be appointed Commander in Chief of the Continental Army during the Revolution, which in turn helped get him elected as the first President of the United States.

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* George Washington was a colonel during his time fighting for the British during the French and Indian War, and his BadAss badass exploits earned him enough distinction to be appointed Commander in Chief of the Continental Army during the Revolution, which in turn helped get him elected as the first President of the United States.
8th Jan '17 1:51:31 PM nombretomado
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* Col. ComicBook/NickFury in the Franchise/MarvelUniverse. His badassery is compounded in the UltimateMarvel universe [[spoiler:and the ''Film/IronMan'' film]] due to his portrayal by Creator/SamuelLJackson.
** Somewhat averted in the UltimateMarvel universe though, as he's actually a four-star general there (or started out that way, anyhow), which would be much more realistic for the commander-in-chief of a multinational paramilitary espionage organization. Either way, it doesn't make him any less badass.

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* Col. ComicBook/NickFury in the Franchise/MarvelUniverse. His badassery is compounded in the UltimateMarvel ComicBook/UltimateMarvel universe [[spoiler:and the ''Film/IronMan'' film]] due to his portrayal by Creator/SamuelLJackson.
** Somewhat averted in the UltimateMarvel ComicBook/UltimateMarvel universe though, as he's actually a four-star general there (or started out that way, anyhow), which would be much more realistic for the commander-in-chief of a multinational paramilitary espionage organization. Either way, it doesn't make him any less badass.



* Also Marvel, [[ComicBook/WarMachine James Rhodes]] (War Machine, and sometimes ComicBook/IronMan), is an Air Force Lt. Colonel in UltimateMarvel and [[Film/IronMan the movies]].

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* Also Marvel, [[ComicBook/WarMachine James Rhodes]] (War Machine, and sometimes ComicBook/IronMan), is an Air Force Lt. Colonel in UltimateMarvel ComicBook/UltimateMarvel and [[Film/IronMan the movies]].
6th Jan '17 7:33:12 PM nombretomado
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* Col. Nathan R. Jessup, as played by JackNicholson in ''Film/AFewGoodMen''.

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* Col. Nathan R. Jessup, as played by JackNicholson Creator/JackNicholson in ''Film/AFewGoodMen''.
4th Jan '17 1:08:25 PM gb00393
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** Greatjon Umber, Robb's right hand in Season 1 is a a formidable and proud bannerman of House StarK, who fought for Robb in the War of the Five Kings. Despite sometimes standing up against Robb when disagreeing with his decisions, he is fiercely loyal to the Starks of Winterfell, and is in fact the first lord to propose crowning Robb the King of the North.

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** Greatjon Umber, Robb's right hand in Season 1 is a a formidable and proud bannerman of House StarK, Stark, who fought for Robb in the War of the Five Kings. Despite sometimes standing up against Robb when disagreeing with his decisions, he is fiercely loyal to the Starks of Winterfell, and is in fact the first lord to propose crowning Robb the King of the North.
4th Jan '17 1:07:51 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Daenerys' commander Grey Worm is chosen by the Unsullied officers as their commander because of his badassery.
** Daario Naharis to both the Second Sons and Daenerys' army in general since his extremely badass KlingonPromotion.
** Greatjon Umber, Robb's right hand in Season 1 is a a formidable and proud bannerman of House StarK, who fought for Robb in the War of the Five Kings. Despite sometimes standing up against Robb when disagreeing with his decisions, he is fiercely loyal to the Starks of Winterfell, and is in fact the first lord to propose crowning Robb the King of the North.
28th Dec '16 10:31:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[VideoGame/{{Killzone}} Colonel Tendon Cobar and Colonel Mael Radec]] are with the bad guys, [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking but they're both badass enough to show you how they've earned their ranks]]. Templar, while promoted to colonel in ''Killzone 2'', doesn't quite make the cut.

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* [[VideoGame/{{Killzone}} ''VideoGame/{{Killzone}}'': Colonel Tendon Cobar and Colonel Mael Radec]] Radec are with the bad guys, [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking but they're both badass enough to show you how they've earned their ranks]]. Templar, while promoted to colonel in ''Killzone 2'', doesn't quite make the cut.
28th Dec '16 10:30:05 AM Morgenthaler
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** Colonel Lev Andropov (Creator/PeterStormare) also qualifies: not only does he save AJ (Creator/BenAffleck) when the space station blows, he also [[PercussiveMaintenance restarts a FREAKIN' space shuttle]]. He also gets most of the [[CrowningMomentOfFunny best lines]] in the movie:

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** Colonel Lev Andropov (Creator/PeterStormare) also qualifies: not only does he save AJ (Creator/BenAffleck) when the space station blows, he also [[PercussiveMaintenance restarts a FREAKIN' space shuttle]]. He also gets most of the [[CrowningMomentOfFunny best lines]] lines in the movie:



** Even when Jade gets hit with a Fon Slot Seal, he doesn't lose any of his awesomeness. In fact, it's by traveling with the party that he can learn the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Meteor Storm]] spell. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome And Indignation]].

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** Even when Jade gets hit with a Fon Slot Seal, he doesn't lose any of his awesomeness. In fact, it's by traveling with the party that he can learn the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Meteor Storm]] spell. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome And Indignation]].Indignation.
28th Dec '16 10:29:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* Col. Randall Moore from ''UniverseAtWar: Earth Assault'', although he gets promoted to General by the second mission. It takes a lot of badass to be a powerful hero unit when everyone else in your species is CannonFodder or, even worse, resources for the alien invaders.

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* Col. Randall Moore from ''UniverseAtWar: ''VideoGame/UniverseAtWar: Earth Assault'', although he gets promoted to General by the second mission. It takes a lot of badass to be a powerful hero unit when everyone else in your species is CannonFodder or, even worse, resources for the alien invaders.



* In ''[[VideoGame/JustCause Just Cause 2]]'', you get to take down various colonels who carry good firepower and are MadeOfIron enough to shrug off bullets to anywhere except [[BoomHeadshot the face]].

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* In ''[[VideoGame/JustCause Just Cause 2]]'', ''VideoGame/JustCause2'', you get to take down various colonels who carry good firepower and are MadeOfIron enough to shrug off bullets to anywhere except [[BoomHeadshot the face]].



** A younger version of him is the star of the prequel HardCorpsUprising.
* Jax from the ''MortalKombat'' series fits this trope to a tee, despite being a Major.

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** A younger version of him is the star of the prequel HardCorpsUprising.
''VideoGame/HardCorpsUprising''.
* Jax from the ''MortalKombat'' ''VideoGame/MortalKombat'' series fits this trope to a tee, despite being a Major.
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