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24th Apr '18 6:06:34 AM Muppet
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* [[OneNationUnderCopyright House Whitegold]] from ''Fanfic/EquestriaDivided'' doesn't have an army like the other factions, rather most of its forces are composed of mercenaries of various species.
10th Apr '18 10:47:05 AM EDP
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* Colonel Neopard, humanoid leopard space mercenary in ''ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures''.

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* Colonel Neopard, Neopard (real name Groft Van Moor), humanoid leopard space mercenary in ''ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures''.''ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures''. The sequel also features Commander Alyonesse, Neopard's greatest rival-and girlfriend (he even named his ship ''Dama Elenthari'' after her real name, Dama Elenthari Lleyr Dalagh). Somehow, their relationship works perfectly.
9th Apr '18 8:33:58 PM nombretomado
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* In ''RedFaction'', once the player character and his comrades have killed most of the Ultor security guards, Ultor brings in "mercenaries" for backup. It's mostly an excuse for the Mooks to get tougher, and to start dropping cooler guns when you kill them.

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* In ''RedFaction'', ''VideoGame/RedFaction'', once the player character and his comrades have killed most of the Ultor security guards, Ultor brings in "mercenaries" for backup. It's mostly an excuse for the Mooks to get tougher, and to start dropping cooler guns when you kill them.
3rd Apr '18 7:58:24 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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** "Pranger's Bangers", on the other hand, are {{Consummate Professional}}s who are considered ''much'' more skilled than the Toughs. They just lack their luck and Crazy Awesomeness. It's notable that when the Toughs ended up fighting the Bangers in an alternate timeline, the Toughs ''accidentally'' ambushed the Bangers[[note]]as in, they knew the actual target had hired guards, just not that it would be the Bangers[[/note]], killed their boss and all his elite troops[[note]]which show how effective the Toughs were, since it was only Tagon, Elf, and Shlock for an expected easy assignment[[/note]], and then went on to survive several revenge attacks. Don't underestimate the value of good luck.

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** "Pranger's Bangers", on the other hand, are {{Consummate Professional}}s who are considered ''much'' more skilled than the Toughs. They just lack their luck and Crazy Awesomeness. It's notable that when the Toughs ended up fighting the Bangers in an alternate timeline, the Toughs ''accidentally'' ambushed the Bangers[[note]]as in, they knew the actual target had hired guards, just not that it would be the Bangers[[/note]], killed their boss and all his elite troops[[note]]which show how effective the Toughs were, since it was only Tagon, Elf, and Shlock Schlock for an expected easy assignment[[/note]], and then went on to survive several revenge attacks. Don't underestimate the value of good luck.
3rd Apr '18 7:54:12 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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** "Pranger's Bangers", on the other hand, are {{Consummate Professional}}s who are considered ''much'' more skilled than the Toughs. They just lack their luck and Crazy Awesomeness. It's notable that when the Toughs ended up fighting the Bangers in an alternate timeline, the Toughs ''accidentally'' ambushed the Bangers, killed their boss and all his elite troops, and then went on to survive several revenge attacks. Don't underestimate the value of good luck.

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** "Pranger's Bangers", on the other hand, are {{Consummate Professional}}s who are considered ''much'' more skilled than the Toughs. They just lack their luck and Crazy Awesomeness. It's notable that when the Toughs ended up fighting the Bangers in an alternate timeline, the Toughs ''accidentally'' ambushed the Bangers, Bangers[[note]]as in, they knew the actual target had hired guards, just not that it would be the Bangers[[/note]], killed their boss and all his elite troops, troops[[note]]which show how effective the Toughs were, since it was only Tagon, Elf, and Shlock for an expected easy assignment[[/note]], and then went on to survive several revenge attacks. Don't underestimate the value of good luck.
3rd Apr '18 7:49:31 AM gb00393
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** After being exiled from Westeros as a fugitive, Jorah became a sellsword and served with the legendary Golden Company for a while, before meeting Daenerys.
28th Mar '18 10:56:14 PM nombretomado
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* Present but not particularly common in the ''StarWarsExpandedUniverse''. Most mercenaries are pirates turned privateer for a little legitimacy and extra cash, and they're usually pretty poorly equipped--mercenary fighter squadrons in particular are known for using "Uglies", mashup starfighters cobbled together from different fighters.

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* Present but not particularly common in the ''StarWarsExpandedUniverse''.''Franchise/StarWarsLegends''. Most mercenaries are pirates turned privateer for a little legitimacy and extra cash, and they're usually pretty poorly equipped--mercenary fighter squadrons in particular are known for using "Uglies", mashup starfighters cobbled together from different fighters.
14th Mar '18 3:01:01 PM bitemytail
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* Michael Z Williamson's ''Better To Beg Forgiveness'' follows a team of {{Combat Pragmatist}}s from a PMC called Ripple Creek who're contracted to protect a PresidentPersonable, and their attempts to keep him safe after a coup is launched.

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* Michael Z Williamson's ''Better To Beg Forgiveness'' follows a team of {{Combat Pragmatist}}s from a PMC called Ripple Creek who're contracted to protect a PresidentPersonable, president, and their attempts to keep him safe after a coup is launched.
10th Mar '18 4:01:59 PM nombretomado
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* A lot of modern military contractors, at least those operating in Western countries, are somewhat of a subversion of the trope in the sense that they are not really capable of doing what a real military does: they are more of glorified, heavy-duty security guards without the means to engage in "real" combat where heavy military equipment is involved. TheOtherWiki has a list of some of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_private_military_contractors the most notable examples.]]

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* A lot of modern military contractors, at least those operating in Western countries, are somewhat of a subversion of the trope in the sense that they are not really capable of doing what a real military does: they are more of glorified, heavy-duty security guards without the means to engage in "real" combat where heavy military equipment is involved. TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki has a list of some of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_private_military_contractors the most notable examples.]]
18th Feb '18 11:04:57 AM nombretomado
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* The [[RedOctober Russian Civil War]] had various foreign mercenary units, sometimes formed from stranded POW or civilian workers and sometimes former Imperial regular units from seceded territories, who fought for the White and Red sides. The Reds had the Latvian Riflemen and the Chinese International Units. The Whites had the Czech Legion. Since the whole place and time was extremely lawless and unpleasant, most of them were just Bloody Mummers with guns.

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* The [[RedOctober [[UsefulNotes/RedOctober Russian Civil War]] had various foreign mercenary units, sometimes formed from stranded POW or civilian workers and sometimes former Imperial regular units from seceded territories, who fought for the White and Red sides. The Reds had the Latvian Riflemen and the Chinese International Units. The Whites had the Czech Legion. Since the whole place and time was extremely lawless and unpleasant, most of them were just Bloody Mummers with guns.
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