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23rd Dec '17 3:35:49 PM nombretomado
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** ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield 2}}'' has a Special Forces class for each of the playable factions, and even a Special Forces expansion pack which features the [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks US Navy SEALs]], [[RussiansWithRustingRockets Russian Spetznaz]], [[BritsWithBattleships British SAS]], and [[MiddleEasternCoalition MEC]] Special Forces.

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** ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield 2}}'' has a Special Forces class for each of the playable factions, and even a Special Forces expansion pack which features the [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks US Navy SEALs]], [[RussiansWithRustingRockets Russian Spetznaz]], [[BritsWithBattleships [[UsefulNotes/BritsWithBattleships British SAS]], and [[MiddleEasternCoalition MEC]] Special Forces.
1st Nov '17 9:46:23 AM XenMon2
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* Inverted in ''Film/PlayDirty'', which follows a British raiding group sent to destroy an Afrika Korps fuel dump behind enemy lines. The commandos are sociopaths who don uniforms of the enemy, loot corpses, revel in insubordination, accept bribes to bring back officers alive, (nearly) rape a German nurse, kill innocent bystanders and otherwise commit egregious and unclean deeds in the name of 'the mission.' They rely entirely on dirty tactics(such as a scene where they pretend to be wounded Germans to stop an ambulance, and then gun down the medics when they get out to help) and get slaughtered as soon as they get in an actual firefight with German regulars.

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* Inverted Deconstructed in ''Film/PlayDirty'', which follows a British raiding group sent to destroy an Afrika Korps fuel dump behind enemy lines. The commandos are sociopaths who don uniforms of highlights the enemy, loot corpses, revel in insubordination, accept bribes to bring back brutal nature of commando missions, and the way the covert nature of such missions is often treated by officers alive, (nearly) rape a German nurse, kill innocent bystanders and otherwise commit egregious and unclean deeds in the name of 'the mission.' They rely entirely on dirty tactics(such as a scene where they pretend license to be wounded Germans to stop an ambulance, and then gun down squander the medics when they get out to help) and get slaughtered as soon as they get in an actual firefight with German regulars.
lives of the soldiers sent on them.
1st Nov '17 9:03:34 AM XenMon2
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* Inverted in ''Film/PlayDirty'', which follows a British raiding group sent to destroy an Afrika Korps fuel dump behind enemy lines. The commandos don uniforms of the enemy, loot corpses, revel in insubordination, accept bribes to bring back officers alive,(nearly) rape a German nurse, kill innocent bystanders and otherwise commit egregious and unclean deeds in the name of 'the mission.' They rely entirely on dirty tactics(such as a scene where they pretend to be wounded Germans to stop an ambulance, and then gun down the medics when they get out to help) and get slaughtered as soon as they get in an actual firefight.

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* Inverted in ''Film/PlayDirty'', which follows a British raiding group sent to destroy an Afrika Korps fuel dump behind enemy lines. The commandos are sociopaths who don uniforms of the enemy, loot corpses, revel in insubordination, accept bribes to bring back officers alive,(nearly) alive, (nearly) rape a German nurse, kill innocent bystanders and otherwise commit egregious and unclean deeds in the name of 'the mission.' They rely entirely on dirty tactics(such as a scene where they pretend to be wounded Germans to stop an ambulance, and then gun down the medics when they get out to help) and get slaughtered as soon as they get in an actual firefight.
firefight with German regulars.
1st Nov '17 9:02:39 AM XenMon2
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* Inverted in ''Film/PlayDirty'', which follows a British raiding group sent to destroy an Afrika Korps fuel dump behind enemy lines. The commandos don uniforms of the enemy, loot corpses, revel in insubordination, accept bribes to bring back officers alive,(nearly) rape a German nurse, kill innocent bystanders and otherwise commit egregious and unclean deeds in the name of 'the mission.' They rely entirely on dirty tactics(such as a scene where they pretend to be wounded Germans to stop an ambulance, and then gun down the medics when they get out to help) and get slaughtered as soon as they get in an actual firefight.
18th Oct '17 5:24:38 AM Trooper924
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** The ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'' episode "Valiant" centers around the "Red Squad" elite cadets of Starfleet Academy. Of course, they're still cadets...[[spoiler:it ends really badly.]]

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** The Deconstructed on the ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'' episode "Valiant" which centers around the "Red Squad" elite cadets of Starfleet Academy. Of course, they're Red Squad's belief that they are the best of the best in Starfleet leads them to massively overestimate their own capabilities and causes them to try and take on a Dominion Warship ''by themselves'' [[spoiler: which ends with their deaths.]] At the end of the day, an elite cadet is still cadets...[[spoiler:it ends really badly.]]just a cadet.
2nd Oct '17 12:08:26 PM BeerBaron
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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series' spin-off DungeonCrawl game, ''Battlespire'', takes place in the titular Battlespire, an [[WizardingSchool extra-dimensional magical training facility]] for the [[MilitaryMage Imperial]] [[MagicKnight Battlemages]]. The PlayerCharacter is an apprentice looking to join the Shadow Legion, an elite division within the Imperial Battlemages.
19th Sep '17 5:12:42 AM samhuddy
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* [[{{UsefulNotes:Israel}} Israel]] has the Golani Brigade (Army paratroopers), Shatyelet 13 (Navy commandos), and the Air Force in general.
16th Sep '17 4:44:07 PM nombretomado
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** ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield 2}}'' has a Special Forces class for each of the playable factions, and even a Special Forces expansion pack which features the [[YanksWithTanks US Navy SEALs]], [[RussiansWithRustingRockets Russian Spetznaz]], [[BritsWithBattleships British SAS]], and [[MiddleEasternCoalition MEC]] Special Forces.

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** ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield 2}}'' has a Special Forces class for each of the playable factions, and even a Special Forces expansion pack which features the [[YanksWithTanks [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks US Navy SEALs]], [[RussiansWithRustingRockets Russian Spetznaz]], [[BritsWithBattleships British SAS]], and [[MiddleEasternCoalition MEC]] Special Forces.
14th Sep '17 3:41:31 PM GrammarNavi
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* ''Operation Flashpoint''[='s=] SpiritualSuccessor ''VideoGame/{{ARMA}}'' and its sequel carry on in the same vein; Altough ''ArmA II'' has you playing as a [[SemperFi US Marine Corps Force Recon]], the expasion ''Operation Arrowhead'',and it's DLC has you playing as an ordinary line infantryman, helicopter pilot or tank commander. The final DLC even allows to play as someone in the [[BohemiansWithBombers Army of the Czech Republic]], who haven't even invaded anyone by themselves recently.
** ''ArmA III'' again [[AvertedTrope averts]] this trope, you play Ben Kerry, a common infantryman from an almost-disbanded NATO task force in the small mediterranean island of Altis,that finds himself in a middle of an hostile invasion and has to survive. ArmA III also [[SubvertedTrope subverts]] this trope as the local special forces group, the CTRG, are portrayed as very shady, untrustworthy,[[spoiler: using and betraying both your NATO task force and the local allied guerilla group, the FIA and are revealed to actually have caused the invasion that you are trying to survive in the first place]]
*** ArmA III's expasion, Apex, reconstructs and run this straight, as you play as a member of the CTRG, fighting against local guerilla and cartel group, Syndikat, in the pacific island of Tanoa.

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* ''Operation Flashpoint''[='s=] SpiritualSuccessor ''VideoGame/{{ARMA}}'' and its sequel carry on in the same vein; Altough ''ArmA although ''ARMA II'' has you playing as a [[SemperFi US Marine Corps Force Recon]], the expasion expansion ''Operation Arrowhead'',and it's its DLC has you playing as an ordinary line infantryman, helicopter pilot or tank commander. The final DLC even allows you to play as someone in the [[BohemiansWithBombers Army of the Czech Republic]], who haven't even invaded anyone by themselves recently.
** ''ArmA ''ARMA III'' again [[AvertedTrope averts]] this trope, you play Ben Kerry, a common infantryman from an almost-disbanded NATO task force in the small mediterranean Mediterranean island of Altis,that Altis, that finds himself in a middle of an hostile invasion and has to survive. ArmA III ''ARMA III'' also [[SubvertedTrope subverts]] this trope as the local special forces group, the CTRG, are portrayed as very shady, untrustworthy,[[spoiler: using and betraying both your NATO task force and the local allied guerilla group, the FIA and are revealed to actually have caused the invasion that you are trying to survive in the first place]]
place.]]
*** ArmA III's expasion, ''ARMA III'''s expansion, Apex, reconstructs and run this straight, as you play as a member of the CTRG, fighting against local guerilla and cartel group, Syndikat, in the pacific island of Tanoa.
5th Sep '17 4:53:48 PM Peteman
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* ''Brutally'' averted in ''Manga/DeadmanWonderland''. A JGSDF commando unit ends up getting ''massacred'' by Toto when they were securing DW Wonderland after the premises were abandoned.

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* ''Brutally'' averted Averted in ''Manga/DeadmanWonderland''. A JGSDF commando unit ends up getting ''massacred'' by Toto when they were securing DW Wonderland after the premises were abandoned.
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