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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).
25th May '16 7:41:04 AM HonorableBaldy
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** 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]].
25th Dec '15 11:41:49 PM jormis29
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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 [[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 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 [[SinestroCorpsWar [[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.
4th Nov '15 5:24:32 PM nombretomado
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** 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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** TheFalcon 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''.
8th Oct '15 6:13:38 PM nombretomado
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* David Reid, a.k.a. Lance, of the JusticeSocietyOfAmerica. He's a member of the Marines when he's recruited and served as a kind of liasion between the two groups. Then he gets killed and comes back as [[ChromeChampion Magog]] (yep, the same character from ''Comicbook/KingdomCome'').

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* David Reid, a.k.a. Lance, of the JusticeSocietyOfAmerica.ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica. He's a member of the Marines when he's recruited and served as a kind of liasion between the two groups. Then he gets killed and comes back as [[ChromeChampion Magog]] (yep, the same character from ''Comicbook/KingdomCome'').
25th Sep '15 4:09:41 PM nombretomado
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* The [[BadassArmy World Army]] in ''ComicBook/{{Earth 2}}'' has a few: ComicBook/TheAtom, Wesley Dodds and his Sandmen, [[GreenArrow Red Arrow]], and Captain Steel. ComicBook/RedTornado is "in progress," and Hawkgirl has gone AWOL.

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* The [[BadassArmy World Army]] in ''ComicBook/{{Earth 2}}'' has a few: ComicBook/TheAtom, Wesley Dodds and his Sandmen, [[GreenArrow [[ComicBook/GreenArrow Red Arrow]], and Captain Steel. ComicBook/RedTornado is "in progress," and Hawkgirl has gone AWOL.
26th Jun '15 3:14:33 PM Morgenthaler
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[[quoteright:350: [[caption-width:297:Before he was a GreenLantern, John Stewart [[SemperFi wore green for another Corps. OORAH!]]]]]]

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[[quoteright:350: [[caption-width:297:Before [[caption-width-right:297:Before he was a GreenLantern, John Stewart [[SemperFi wore green for another Corps. OORAH!]]]]]]
OORAH!]]]]
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