History Main / MilitarySuperhero

25th Jul '17 7:35:36 AM xcountryguy
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** His son Marcus Johnson(Aka, Nick Fury Jr.) is a Ranger in the US Army.

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** His son Marcus Johnson(Aka, Johnson (AKA, Nick Fury Jr.) is a Ranger in the US Army.
13th Jul '17 10:57:48 AM infernape612
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Military heroes often exhibit stereotypes of the branch of service they serve/served with: an Air Force hero can be expected to be an AcePilot and love to fly, a Marine hero will be tough and have a little bit of the BloodKnight in him(or, sometimes, even a KnightTemplar), an Army hero will be very patriotic, etc. It's pretty much expected of a military hero to also be a CaptainPatriotic, but this is not always the case. If they have a rank as part of their name, they ''will'' possess that rank.

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Military heroes often exhibit stereotypes of the branch of service they serve/served with: an Air Force hero can be expected to be an AcePilot and love to fly, a Marine hero will be tough and have a little bit of the BloodKnight in him(or, him (or, sometimes, even a KnightTemplar), an Army hero will be very patriotic, etc. It's pretty much expected of a military hero to also be a CaptainPatriotic, but this is not always the case. If they have a rank as part of their name, they ''will'' possess that rank.
29th Jun '17 12:31:31 AM PhantomRider
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**Also, Kai and Mike of ''Lost Galaxy'' were members of the soldiers protecting the Terra Venture colony before getting their shiny suits, and appear to still keep that role during it all (with Commander Stanton allowing it unofficially while never quite coming out and saying he knows.)
29th Jan '17 11:25:10 AM caivu
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* The current Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers, formerly ComicBook/MsMarvel) was a Colonel in the United States Air Force and served with the Thing back when he was human.

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* The current Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers, formerly ComicBook/MsMarvel) was a Colonel in the United States Air Force and served with the Thing back when he was human.
29th Jan '17 10:50:33 AM DarkPhoenix94
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* [[ComicBook/CaptainMarVell Captain Marvel]] (formerly ComicBook/MsMarvel) was a Major in the United States Air Force and served with the Thing back when he was human.
* James Rhodes, aka Comicbook/WarMachine, was a lieutenant in the USAF, and saw action in Southeast Asia.

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* [[ComicBook/CaptainMarVell The current Captain Marvel]] (formerly Marvel (Carol Danvers, formerly ComicBook/MsMarvel) was a Major Colonel in the United States Air Force and served with the Thing back when he was human.
* James Rhodes, aka Comicbook/WarMachine, was a lieutenant in the USAF, and saw action in Southeast Asia. The ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'' retconned him into a Lieutenant-Colonel.



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.
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