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21st Aug '16 10:21:47 AM nombretomado
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* Colonel Thomas Knowlton in ''TheDreamer''.

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* Colonel Thomas Knowlton in ''TheDreamer''.''Webcomic/TheDreamer''.
18th Aug '16 8:48:22 AM htuttle
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* The abilities of soldiers in ''{{VideoGame/XCOM}} generally improve as they survive more missions, as does their rank. The rank of colonel is the second highest in ''[[VideoGame/XCOMUFODefense UFO Defense]]'', next to the commander which you can only get one of at any time.

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* The abilities of soldiers in ''{{VideoGame/XCOM}} ''{{VideoGame/XCOM}}'' generally improve as they survive more missions, as does their rank. The rank of colonel is the second highest in ''[[VideoGame/XCOMUFODefense UFO Defense]]'', next to the commander which you can only get one of at any time.
9th Aug '16 2:20:38 PM Ripburger
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* The abilities of soldiers in ''{{X-COM}}: Ufo Defense'' generally improve as they survive more missions, as does their rank. The rank of colonel is the second highest in the game, next to the commander which you can only get one of at any time.

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* The abilities of soldiers in ''{{X-COM}}: Ufo Defense'' ''{{VideoGame/XCOM}} generally improve as they survive more missions, as does their rank. The rank of colonel is the second highest in the game, ''[[VideoGame/XCOMUFODefense UFO Defense]]'', next to the commander which you can only get one of at any time.
8th Aug '16 10:09:36 AM Willbyr
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* The Colonel, head of God's Army, in ''FistOfTheNorthStar''. His weapon of choice is a PrecisionGuidedBoomerang, controlled with PsychicPowers. He manages to be a threat to Kenshiro ''without'' some form of superpowerful martial arts.

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* The Colonel, head of God's Army, in ''FistOfTheNorthStar''.''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar''. His weapon of choice is a PrecisionGuidedBoomerang, controlled with PsychicPowers. He manages to be a threat to Kenshiro ''without'' some form of superpowerful martial arts.
4th Aug '16 11:51:58 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Cpt. Keyes from ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''. Sure, in the games he only gives you your first gun, but in the books [[AdaptationalBadass he's epic]]. He takes a soldier's pistol and blasts an invisible Elite in one shot right after escaping the locked-in-landing Pillar of Autumn, and manages to survive for a remarkable time on the Halo ring.
30th Jul '16 3:19:43 PM nombretomado
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* In the '{{Daria}}' FanFic series 'Legion of Lawndale Heroes', there are ''two'' ColonelBadass types - Colonel Kyle Armalin, and Colonel Franklin Davers. The latter's an Army Special Forces type, the former a Marine aviator with a LOT of covert paramilitary experience from shooting things all over the world. Just to cement his {{badass}} cred, first look at the first initials of his full name - '''K'''yleton '''I'''saiah '''A'''rmalin... and then, also consider that he was given his middle name in honor of ''Isaiah Bradley - the FIRST Captain America'', and an 'old-school' BadAss if EVER there was one.

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* In the '{{Daria}}' 'WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}' FanFic series 'Legion of Lawndale Heroes', there are ''two'' ColonelBadass types - Colonel Kyle Armalin, and Colonel Franklin Davers. The latter's an Army Special Forces type, the former a Marine aviator with a LOT of covert paramilitary experience from shooting things all over the world. Just to cement his {{badass}} cred, first look at the first initials of his full name - '''K'''yleton '''I'''saiah '''A'''rmalin... and then, also consider that he was given his middle name in honor of ''Isaiah Bradley - the FIRST Captain America'', and an 'old-school' BadAss if EVER there was one.
4th Jul '16 9:23:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* Col. Sam Trautman, the former trainer and commander of none other than John Franchise/{{Rambo}}. He's more of the ObiWan in the movies than ColonelBadass, but he gets this status because of his line in [[Film/FirstBlood the first movie]]:

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* Col. Sam Trautman, the former trainer and commander of none other than John Franchise/{{Rambo}}. He's more of the ObiWan mentor in the movies than ColonelBadass, but he gets this status because of his line in [[Film/FirstBlood the first movie]]:
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.
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