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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.
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]].
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