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10th Jan '18 2:00:09 PM mkmlp
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** In ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', the major factions have their elite mooks as well. The NCR has there [[TheGunslinger Rangers]], elite scouts, armed with lever-action rifles, revolvers and better trained with higher health than the regular troopers, ''[[GasMaskMooks Veteran Rangers]]'', who use high-end firearms like the anti-material rifle and are heavily armored, the Heavy Troopers, who use [[{{BFG}} big guns]] such as miniguns and stripped-down versions of [[PoweredArmor Brotherhood of Steel armor]], and First Recon Snipers, the best marksmen in the NCR. Caesar's Legion meanwhile has the Centurions, who command other forces of the Legion in battle and are equipped with the best weapons and armor that the Legion can provide, the PraetorianGuard, who use high-end unarmed-class weapons, and to a lesser extent, Veteran Legionaries and Prime Legionaries, who have superior stats to the normal recruits.

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** In ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', the major factions have their elite mooks as well. The NCR has there [[TheGunslinger Rangers]], elite scouts, armed with lever-action rifles, rifles and revolvers and that are better trained with higher and have more health than the regular troopers, ''[[GasMaskMooks Veteran Rangers]]'', who use high-end firearms like the anti-material rifle and are heavily armored, the Heavy Troopers, who use [[{{BFG}} big guns]] such as miniguns and stripped-down versions of [[PoweredArmor Brotherhood of Steel armor]], and First Recon Snipers, the best marksmen in the NCR. Caesar's Legion meanwhile has the Centurions, who command other forces of the Legion in battle and are equipped with the best weapons and armor that the Legion can provide, the PraetorianGuard, who use high-end unarmed-class weapons, and to a lesser extent, Veteran Legionaries and Prime Legionaries, who have superior stats to the normal recruits.



** Depending on the players actions [[spoiler: The Mojave Chapter of The Brotherhood of Steel, [[TheRemnant The Enclave Remnants]], The Boomers, and the Great Kahns]] can all become this to either the NCR or Caesar's Legion during the climax of the game.



** ''VideoGame/FarCry4'' has the Hunters. Forget the goons you slaughter with an air of boredom - unlike the rest of the Royal Army, they respect the traditional ways of Kyrat and are trained extensively in that way of war. They have this horrifying ability to not only NoSell all your favourite tactics, but ''[[ArtificialBrilliance use them all against you]]''. They're functionally immune to tagging and radar except for a brief period before they fade back into the brush, and they can see you through the thick foliage, so no stealth for you. They use bows at long range which inflict terrible injuries on you without giving away their positions. They pull that classic first-person-shooter move of shooting anything that explodes and you happen to be standing near. They can even charm animals into attacking you, even the ones ''you'' try to lure to them. When Hunters turn up, you very quickly go from being the predator to being the prey.

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** ''VideoGame/FarCry4'' has the Hunters. Forget the goons you slaughter with an air of boredom - unlike the rest of the Royal Army, they respect the traditional ways of Kyrat and are trained extensively in that way of war. They have this horrifying ability to not only NoSell all your favourite tactics, but ''[[ArtificialBrilliance use them all against you]]''. They're functionally immune to tagging and radar except for a brief period before they fade back into the brush, and they can see you through the thick foliage, so no stealth for you. They use bows at long range which inflict terrible injuries on you without giving away their positions. They pull that classic first-person-shooter move of shooting anything that explodes and that you happen to be standing near. They can even charm animals into attacking you, even the ones ''you'' try to lure to them. When Hunters turn up, you very quickly go from being the predator to being the prey. There's also an armored variety that show up during the fight with [[spoiler: [[TheDragon Yuma]]]].
** Also from ''4'' are the Royal Guard, that consists mostly of Chinese born mercenaries. They are first encountered when the player gets access to Northern Kyrat. They use superior tactics, utilize heavier body armor, utilize Heavy troopers of both the flamethrower and machine gun varieties more often, drive around in more heavily armed vehicles, carry more powerful weapons compared to the Royal Army and generally carry themselves with more professionalism.
9th Jan '18 11:07:06 AM Dattix
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8th Jan '18 7:01:16 PM mkmlp
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* The SS battalion in ''Film/{{Fury}} that show at the movie's climax. Whereas other Wehrmacht in the movie were disorganized, fairly weak forces that quickly surrendered, these guys are boldly marching to combat, singing, fully armed, and when they come across Fury and find that she's operational, they make it their top priority to get rid of it.

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* The SS battalion in ''Film/{{Fury}} ''Film/{{Fury}}'' that show up at the movie's climax. Whereas other Wehrmacht in the movie were disorganized, fairly weak forces that quickly surrendered, these guys are boldly marching to combat, singing, fully armed, and when they come across Fury and find that she's operational, they make it their top priority to get rid of it.
8th Jan '18 7:00:09 PM mkmlp
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* In ''Fanfic/EquestriaAcrossTheMultiverse'', the mainline Storm King is aware of the Hegemony would be a problem for him, so he gets some help from Ispita and recruits some AdaptationalBadass versions of the G1 Troggles and powers them up further to become equal to Warhammer Orks specifically to counter them.



* The CIA agents in the ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoFour'' fic ''FanFic/FallOfLiberty''.



* ''Film/ThreeHundred'' applied Action Movie tropes to historical events, including making the Persian 10,000 Immortals Elite Mooks.
* Shabal's terrorists in ''Film/ActOfValor'' are this, when compared with the cartel gunmen. The cartel thugs are mostly just {{Mooks}}, save the one who managed to shoot Mikey (by sheer luck while firing blind through a wall), while every one of Shabal's suicide troops puts up some degree of serious resistance. Most notable is the one who is crazy enough to use a rocket-propelled grenade as a close-combat weapon.



* ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'': has the heavy-weapons HYDRA soldiers, who unlike the rank and file troops, actually manage to at the very least, back the heroes into a corner every time they appear.
* In ''Film/{{Dredd}}'' we have the [[spoiler: four dirty Judges]] hired by Ma-Ma late in the film.



* The SS battalion in ''Film/{{Fury}} that show at the movie's climax. Whereas other Wehrmacht in the movie were disorganized, fairly weak forces that quickly surrendered, these guys are boldly marching to combat, singing, fully armed, and when they come across Fury and find that she's operational, they make it their top priority to get rid of it.



* The Einsatzkommando from the movie adaptation of ''Film/TheKeep''. Just as in [[Literature/TheAdversaryCycle the novel]], however, they're "elite" in name only, and are no more effective against Molasar than their regular German army counterparts. In fact, as Woermann points out, the only thing these "elite" troops do effectively is slaughter large numbers of unarmed civilians (which in real life ''was'' the Einsatzkommando's entire reason for existing -- they were mobile death squads).



* ''Film/ThreeHundred'' applied Action Movie tropes to historical events, including making the Persian 10,000 Immortals Elite Mooks.



* The Einsatzkommando from the movie adaptation of ''Film/TheKeep''. Just as in [[Literature/TheAdversaryCycle the novel]], however, they're "elite" in name only, and are no more effective against Molasar than their regular German army counterparts. In fact, as Woermann points out, the only thing these "elite" troops do effectively is slaughter large numbers of unarmed civilians (which in real life ''was'' the Einsatzkommando's entire reason for existing -- they were mobile death squads).
8th Jan '18 6:18:19 PM mkmlp
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** The Elite Praetorian Guards of Snoke in ''Film/TheLastJedi''. Clearly based on The Royal Guards from the original and prequel trilogy, [[spoiler: except they are actually trained to deal with force users and give Rey and Kylo run for their money. One of them even held their own and even manages to get a couple hits in, while fighting Rey ''one-on-one'']]

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** The Elite Praetorian Guards of Snoke in ''Film/TheLastJedi''. Clearly based on The Royal Guards from the original and prequel trilogy, [[spoiler: except they are actually trained to deal with force users and give Rey and Kylo run for their money. One of them even held their own and even manages to get a couple hits in, while fighting Rey ''one-on-one'']]''one-on-one'', while another comes surprisingly close to killing Kylo.]]



** In ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', the major factions have their elite mooks as well. The NCR has there [[TheGunslinger Rangers]], elite scouts, armed with lever-action rifles, revolvers and better trained with higher health than the regular troopers, ''[[GasMaskMooks Veteran Rangers]]'', who use high-end firearms like the anti-material rifle and are heavily armored, the Heavy Troopers, who use [[{{BFG}} big guns]] such as miniguns and stripped-down versions of [[PoweredArmor Brotherhood of Steel armor]], and First Recon Snipers, the best marksmen in the NCR. Caesar's Legion meanwhile has the Centurions, who command other forces of the Legion in battle and are equipped with the best weapons and armor that the Legion can provide and the Praetorian Guard, who use high-end unarmed-class weapons.

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** In ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', the major factions have their elite mooks as well. The NCR has there [[TheGunslinger Rangers]], elite scouts, armed with lever-action rifles, revolvers and better trained with higher health than the regular troopers, ''[[GasMaskMooks Veteran Rangers]]'', who use high-end firearms like the anti-material rifle and are heavily armored, the Heavy Troopers, who use [[{{BFG}} big guns]] such as miniguns and stripped-down versions of [[PoweredArmor Brotherhood of Steel armor]], and First Recon Snipers, the best marksmen in the NCR. Caesar's Legion meanwhile has the Centurions, who command other forces of the Legion in battle and are equipped with the best weapons and armor that the Legion can provide and provide, the Praetorian Guard, PraetorianGuard, who use high-end unarmed-class weapons.weapons, and to a lesser extent, Veteran Legionaries and Prime Legionaries, who have superior stats to the normal recruits.
** Also from the New Vegas are the Powder Ganger bodyguards, who protect Eddie, their leader. Unlike other Powder Gangers, who are only armed with dynamite, pistols, single-barrel shotguns, and bolt action rifles and occasionally wear guard armor, these guys all wear armor and are armed with laser pistols and sub-machine guns, making them very deadly to early players in close quarters.



** ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' introduces the [[PrivateMilitaryContractor Merryweather]], a private military company, that serve as security for high-profile targets and eventually come after the protagonists, for robbing said targets [[spoiler: as well as pissing off [[BigBad one of their biggest shareholders. ]]]]

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** ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' introduces the [[PrivateMilitaryContractor Merryweather]], Merryweather Mercenaries]], a private military company, that serve as security for high-profile targets and eventually come after the protagonists, for robbing said targets [[spoiler: as well as pissing off [[BigBad one of their biggest shareholders. ]]]]
4th Jan '18 7:37:40 PM smasll_lordvoice
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** The [[DoomTroops Death Troopers]] in ''Film/RogueOne'' is essentially what would happen if a Stormtrooper retained their brutal efficiency and avert ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy. They are the elite mooks among the Stormtroopers themselves, and they have scored ''numerous'' kills of the rebels on screen.

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** The [[DoomTroops Death Troopers]] in ''Film/RogueOne'' is essentially what would happen if a Stormtrooper retained their brutal efficiency and avert ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy. They are the elite mooks among the Stormtroopers themselves, and they have scored ''numerous'' kills of the rebels on screen.screen, including several [[AnyoneCanDie main characters.]]
22nd Dec '17 10:28:15 PM mkmlp
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** In ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', the major factions have their elite mooks as well. The NCR has there [[TheGunslinger Rangers]], elite scouts, armed with lever-action rifles, revolvers and better trained and have higher health than the regular troopers, ''[[GasMaskMooks Veteran Rangers]]'', who use high-end firearms like the anti-material rifle and are heavily armored, the Heavy Troopers, who use [[{{BFG}} big guns]] such as miniguns and stripped-down versions of [[PoweredArmor Brotherhood of Steel armor]], and First Recon Snipers, the best marksmen in the NCR. Caesar's Legion meanwhile has the Centurions, who command other forces of the Legion in battle and are equipped with the best weapons that the Legion can provide and the Praetorian Guard, who use high-end unarmored-class weapons.

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** In ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', the major factions have their elite mooks as well. The NCR has there [[TheGunslinger Rangers]], elite scouts, armed with lever-action rifles, revolvers and better trained and have with higher health than the regular troopers, ''[[GasMaskMooks Veteran Rangers]]'', who use high-end firearms like the anti-material rifle and are heavily armored, the Heavy Troopers, who use [[{{BFG}} big guns]] such as miniguns and stripped-down versions of [[PoweredArmor Brotherhood of Steel armor]], and First Recon Snipers, the best marksmen in the NCR. Caesar's Legion meanwhile has the Centurions, who command other forces of the Legion in battle and are equipped with the best weapons and armor that the Legion can provide and the Praetorian Guard, who use high-end unarmored-class unarmed-class weapons.



** Also in ''4'', every major player in the Commonwealth has something that qualifies. The Brotherhood of Steel have their classic Brotherhood Knights clad from head to toe in tough PoweredArmor; the Institute have the Coursers, which are basically Franchise/{{Terminator}} {{Exp|y}}ies with ludicrous stats and {{Badass Longcoat}}s; and the Railroad have their Heavies, who weave armour into their clothes and carry huge steam-powered nailguns. The [[WeHelpTheHelpless Minutemen]] (who are basically the player's personal Elite Mooks) don't have an equivalent, but [[ZergRush there is strength in numbers]], and their [[WeaponOfChoice Laser Muskets]] pack a massive punch. Even raiders have survivalist and veterans, the latter of which can border on MookInBossClothing in mid-level areas.

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** Also in ''4'', every major player in the Commonwealth has something that qualifies. The Brotherhood of Steel have their classic Brotherhood Knights clad from head to toe in tough PoweredArmor; the Institute have the Coursers, which are basically Franchise/{{Terminator}} {{Exp|y}}ies with ludicrous stats and {{Badass Longcoat}}s; and the Railroad have their Heavies, who weave armour into their clothes and carry huge steam-powered nailguns. The [[WeHelpTheHelpless Minutemen]] (who are basically the player's personal Elite Mooks) don't have an equivalent, but [[ZergRush there is strength in numbers]], and their [[WeaponOfChoice Laser Muskets]] pack a massive punch. Even raiders have survivalist and veterans, the latter of which can border on MookInBossClothing BossInMookClothing in mid-level areas.



** ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoFour'' introduces N.O.O.S.E., a national police force, equipped with military gear and vehicles, to compensate for the military's absence.[[note]] They were excluded as part of IV's attempts at a more realistic world.[[/note]] They return in the fifth installment, but now with military being brought back as well.
** ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoFive'' introduces the [[PrivateMilitaryContractor Merryweather]], a private military company, that serve as security for high-profile targets and eventually come after the protagonists, for robbing said targets [[spoiler: as well as pissing off [[BigBad one of their biggest shareholders. ]]]]

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** ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoFour'' ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'' introduces N.O.O.S.E., a national police force, equipped with military gear and vehicles, to compensate for the military's absence.[[note]] They were excluded as part of IV's attempts at a more realistic world.[[/note]] They return in the fifth installment, but now with military being brought back as well.
** ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoFive'' ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' introduces the [[PrivateMilitaryContractor Merryweather]], a private military company, that serve as security for high-profile targets and eventually come after the protagonists, for robbing said targets [[spoiler: as well as pissing off [[BigBad one of their biggest shareholders. ]]]]
22nd Dec '17 10:22:05 PM mkmlp
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** ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoFour'' introduces N.O.O.S.E., a national police force, equipped with military gear and vehicles, to compensate for the military's absence.[[note]] They were excluded as part of IV's attempts at a more realistic world.[[/note]] They return in the fifth installment, but now with military being brought back as well.
** ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoFive'' introduces the [[PrivateMilitaryContractor Merryweather]], a private military company, that serve as security for high-profile targets and eventually come after the protagonists, for robbing said targets [[spoiler: as well as pissing off [[BigBad one of their biggest shareholders. ]]]]
20th Dec '17 12:05:43 AM mkmlp
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** The Elite Praetorian Guards of Snoke in ''Film/TheLastJedi''. Clearly based on The Royal Guards from the original and prequel trilogy, [[spoiler: except they are actually trained to deal with force users and give Rey and Kylo run for their money.]]

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** The Elite Praetorian Guards of Snoke in ''Film/TheLastJedi''. Clearly based on The Royal Guards from the original and prequel trilogy, [[spoiler: except they are actually trained to deal with force users and give Rey and Kylo run for their money.]] One of them even held their own and even manages to get a couple hits in, while fighting Rey ''one-on-one'']]
17th Dec '17 9:37:27 AM RandomNumberReactor
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** The Elite Praetorian Guards of Snoke in ''Film/TheLastJedi''. Clearly based on The Royal Guards from the original and prequel trilogy, [[spoiler: except they are actually trained to deal with force users and give Rey and Kylo run for their money.]]
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