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8th Jan '17 3:01:37 PM nombretomado
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** ComicBook/TheFalcon is a U.S. Air Force officer in the ''ComicBook/HeroesReborn'' continuity, and a retired member of the U.S. Army in the [[UltimateMarvel Ultimate]] continuity. His ''Heroes Reborn'' background was used for ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier''.

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** ComicBook/TheFalcon is a U.S. Air Force officer in the ''ComicBook/HeroesReborn'' continuity, and a retired member of the U.S. Army in the [[UltimateMarvel [[ComicBook/UltimateMarvel Ultimate]] continuity. His ''Heroes Reborn'' background was used for ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier''.
4th Dec '16 11:30:00 AM Morgenthaler
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** [[Film/IronMan1 In]] [[Film/IronMan2 the]] [[Film/IronMan3 films]], Rhodey is a lieutenant colonel in the USAF and the military's chief liaison to Stark Industries. He later becomes the hero Iron Patriot and works directly as part of the U.S. military while in-costume.


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* In the ''Film/IronMan'' films, Rhodey is a lieutenant colonel in the USAF and the military's chief liaison to Stark Industries. He later becomes the hero Iron Patriot and works directly as part of the U.S. military while in-costume.
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4th Dec '16 11:28:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* Blackstone, a superhero/stage-magician in ''Literature/WearingTheCape'', is a former US Marine (he mustered out and began his stage-magic career some time after a battlefield injury rendered him incapable of field operations). He appears to have worked in military intelligence, and is the security/intelligence specialist of the Sentinels.

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Blackstone, a superhero/stage-magician in ''Literature/WearingTheCape'', superhero/stage-magician, is a former US Marine (he mustered out and began his stage-magic career some time after a battlefield injury rendered him incapable of field operations). He appears to have worked in military intelligence, and is the security/intelligence specialist of the Sentinels.
4th Dec '16 11:24:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* Taylor Earhardt in ''Series/PowerRangersWildForce'' was an Air Force pilot before encountering an AnimalMecha and crashing on a FloatingContinent. She's one of the toughest Rangers on the team, and easily the most no-nonsense (at least until Merrick shows up), "drafting" Cole in the season premier by gut-punching him. Oddly, she basically goes AWOL as a result - the guys at her old base have no idea where she is, and she even hides her identity when a Ranger mission takes her there. She resumes duty at the end of the series, dismissing the idea of her landing on an island in the sky as people [[YouWatchTooMuchX reading too many children's stories.]] The exact same backstory also applies to her [[Series/HyakujuuSentaiGaoranger male Japanese counterpart]], Gaku Washio, who was similarly a JASDF pilot.



* Blackstone, a superhero/stage-magician in ''Literature/WearingTheCape'', is a former US Marine (he mustered out and began his stage-magic career some time after a battlefield injury rendered him incapable of field operations). He appears to have worked in military intelligence, and is the security/intelligence specialist of the Sentinels.
** After the events of the first book, a former military operative who ''trained supersoldiers'' is brought in under the code-name Watchman as the newest [[FlyingBrick big hitter]].
** There are also a number of superpowered soldiers appearing in various books; one source is special military programs where volunteers are put in high stress situations, which may trigger "breakthroughs" (the advent of powers). The military also actively recruits civilians showing useful powers as well as using supercriminals for high-risk missions in exchange for reduced sentences.

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* Blackstone, a superhero/stage-magician in ''Literature/WearingTheCape'', is a former US Marine (he mustered out and began his stage-magic career some time after a battlefield injury rendered him incapable of field operations). He appears to have worked in military intelligence, and is the security/intelligence specialist of the Sentinels.
** After the events of the first book, a former military operative who ''trained supersoldiers'' is brought in under the code-name Watchman as the newest [[FlyingBrick big hitter]].
** There are also a number of superpowered soldiers appearing in various books; one source is special military programs where volunteers are put in high stress situations, which may trigger "breakthroughs" (the advent of powers). The military also actively recruits civilians showing useful powers as well as using supercriminals for high-risk missions in exchange for reduced sentences.



* In ''Literature/ShadowOps'', the central protagonist Oscar Britton was formerly an officer in the Army National Guard before he turned up Latent with his [[PortalCut portal magic]] and was forcibly recruited into the US military's Supernatural Operations Corps. Britton's military training gives him an edge over the other members of his "coven" (supernatural squad), and after witnessing the excesses and violence and hypocrisy of the SOC, he falls back to his military upbringing and sense of honor and duty and finally rebels.



* In the ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episode [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E21AllHellBreaksLoosePartOne "All Hell Breaks Loose, Part One" (S02, Ep21)]], one of the Special Children with SuperStrength is Private Jake Talley of the US Army, who was fighting in Afghanistan.
* Bunker in ''TabletopGame/SentinelsOfTheMultiverse'' is a serviceman working with the latest in a long line of armored suits built by the US military. According to his backstory, he's the first one to actually work as a superhero, all previous uses of the armor being in military combat actions.


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* Blackstone, a superhero/stage-magician in ''Literature/WearingTheCape'', is a former US Marine (he mustered out and began his stage-magic career some time after a battlefield injury rendered him incapable of field operations). He appears to have worked in military intelligence, and is the security/intelligence specialist of the Sentinels.
** After the events of the first book, a former military operative who ''trained supersoldiers'' is brought in under the code-name Watchman as the newest [[FlyingBrick big hitter]].
** There are also a number of superpowered soldiers appearing in various books; one source is special military programs where volunteers are put in high stress situations, which may trigger "breakthroughs" (the advent of powers). The military also actively recruits civilians showing useful powers as well as using supercriminals for high-risk missions in exchange for reduced sentences.
* In ''Literature/ShadowOps'', the central protagonist Oscar Britton was formerly an officer in the Army National Guard before he turned up Latent with his [[PortalCut portal magic]] and was forcibly recruited into the US military's Supernatural Operations Corps. Britton's military training gives him an edge over the other members of his "coven" (supernatural squad), and after witnessing the excesses and violence and hypocrisy of the SOC, he falls back to his military upbringing and sense of honor and duty and finally rebels.
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* Taylor Earhardt in ''Series/PowerRangersWildForce'' was an Air Force pilot before encountering an AnimalMecha and crashing on a FloatingContinent. She's one of the toughest Rangers on the team, and easily the most no-nonsense (at least until Merrick shows up), "drafting" Cole in the season premier by gut-punching him. Oddly, she basically goes AWOL as a result - the guys at her old base have no idea where she is, and she even hides her identity when a Ranger mission takes her there. She resumes duty at the end of the series, dismissing the idea of her landing on an island in the sky as people [[YouWatchTooMuchX reading too many children's stories.]] The exact same backstory also applies to her [[Series/HyakujuuSentaiGaoranger male Japanese counterpart]], Gaku Washio, who was similarly a JASDF pilot.
* In the ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episode [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E21AllHellBreaksLoosePartOne "All Hell Breaks Loose, Part One" (S02, Ep21)]], one of the Special Children with SuperStrength is Private Jake Talley of the US Army, who was fighting in Afghanistan.
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* Bunker in ''TabletopGame/SentinelsOfTheMultiverse'' is a serviceman working with the latest in a long line of armored suits built by the US military. According to his backstory, he's the first one to actually work as a superhero, all previous uses of the armor being in military combat actions.
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4th Dec '16 11:19:38 AM Morgenthaler
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A Military Superhero is a character who is or was a member of the armed services, and his experience as a soldier has colored his attitude towards the cause for the greater good. The discipline and training of the armed forces lends itself well to producing a [[BadAss pretty badass individual]], and their codes of ethics and duty compliment the higher calling of heroism in such a way that they will, undoubtedly, stand out amongst their peers as someone who is reliable and sincerely committed to the cause.

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A Military Superhero is a character who is or was a member of the armed services, and his experience as a soldier has colored his attitude towards the cause for the greater good. The discipline and training of the armed forces lends itself well to producing a [[BadAss pretty badass individual]], individual, and their codes of ethics and duty compliment the higher calling of heroism in such a way that they will, undoubtedly, stand out amongst their peers as someone who is reliable and sincerely committed to the cause.
29th Sep '16 1:03:06 AM Arawn999
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* The newest incarnation of ComicBook/{{Venom}}, Flash Thompson (who, in his adult life, became an US Army volunteer soldier), dons the costume when the military asks him to. In this case, it's kinda literal: Flash wears the symbiote like a soldier/mercenary uniform, instead of the famous "overly muscular black Spider-Man with razor teeth and monster tongue" version (though the Venom mouth does show from time to time, when Flash's control over the symbiote weakens).

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* The newest incarnation of ComicBook/{{Venom}}, ComicBook/{{Venom}}'s fourth host, Flash Thompson (who, in his adult life, became was an US Army volunteer soldier), dons soldier who lost his legs in combat and volunteered to become the costume symbiote's host when the military asks him to. In this case, it's kinda literal: Flash wears the symbiote like a soldier/mercenary uniform, instead of the famous "overly muscular black Spider-Man with razor teeth and monster tongue" version (though the Venom mouth does show he occasionally takes that form on from time to time, when Flash's his control over the symbiote weakens).slips).
6th Aug '16 10:19:16 PM Sedmikrasky
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* John Stewart, aka Franchise/GreenLantern, is a former member of the United States Marine Corps. Originally, John's backstory had him as merely an architect before becoming a Green Lantern. The DCAU re-imagined him as a Marine veteran, and this version proved popular enough that his DCU incarnation was {{retcon}}ned [[{{Retcanon}} to have been a Marine as well]] (which leaving his existing backstory intact; he became an architect after returning to civilian life). In his modern incarnation, his training in the Corps has been a defining part of his character and has served him in his job as a superhero. His experience as a sniper helped him take down [[ComicBook/SinestroCorpsWar Sinestro Corps member Bedovian]] by sniping him ''three sectors away'', and in the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' animated series, he battled alongside US Army soldiers (among them, Comicbook/SgtRock himself) in WWII when he didn't have access to his ring's powers.

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* John Stewart, aka Franchise/GreenLantern, is a former member of the United States Marine Corps. Originally, John's backstory had him as merely an architect before becoming a Green Lantern. The DCAU re-imagined him as a Marine veteran, and this version proved popular enough that his DCU incarnation was {{retcon}}ned [[{{Retcanon}} to have been a Marine as well]] (which (while leaving his existing backstory intact; he became an architect after returning to civilian life). In his modern incarnation, his training in the Corps has been a defining part of his character and has served him in his job as a superhero. His experience as a sniper helped him take down [[ComicBook/SinestroCorpsWar Sinestro Corps member Bedovian]] by sniping him ''three sectors away'', and in the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' animated series, he battled alongside US Army soldiers (among them, Comicbook/SgtRock himself) in WWII when he didn't have access to his ring's powers.
3rd Aug '16 3:03:06 PM caivu
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* The current ComicBook/{{Batwoman}}, Kate Kane, was discharged from West Point under Don't Ask, Don't Tell. She sees her vigilante activity as a form of military service that gives her life meaning.

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* The current ComicBook/{{Batwoman}}, Kate Kane, Kane was discharged from West Point under Don't Ask, Don't Tell. She sees her vigilante activity as ComicBook/{{Batwoman}} as a form of military service that gives her life meaning.
25th May '16 7:45:20 AM HonorableBaldy
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** There are also a number of superpowered soldiers appearing in various books; one source is special military programs where volunteers are put in high stress situations, which may trigger "breakthroughs" (the advent of powers). The military also actively recruits civilians showing useful powers as well as using supercriminals on high-risk in exchange for reduced sentences.

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** There are also a number of superpowered soldiers appearing in various books; one source is special military programs where volunteers are put in high stress situations, which may trigger "breakthroughs" (the advent of powers). The military also actively recruits civilians showing useful powers as well as using supercriminals on for high-risk missions in exchange for reduced sentences.
25th May '16 7:43:47 AM HonorableBaldy
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** There are also a number of superpowered soldiers appearing in various books; one source is special military programs where volunteers are put in high stress situations, which may trigger "breakthroughs" (the advent of powers). The military also actively recruits civilians showing useful powers as well as using supercriminals on high-risk in exchange for reduced sentences.



* In ''Literature/WearingTheCape'', several Sentinels have military backgrounds. Also, there are a number of superpowered soldiers appearing in various books; one source is special military programs where volunteers are put in high stress situations, which may trigger "breakthroughs" (the advent of powers).
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