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22nd Apr '16 1:08:39 AM Unityd3v
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** ''Anime/MacrossDelta'' has Chaos, which is unique in that they also operate the IdolSinger group Walkure. This is because Walkure is actually a "[[InsistentTerminology Tactical Sound Unit]]" who's singing is designed to stop a HatePlague that is itself spread subliminally by song.
6th Apr '16 7:51:38 AM Theriocephalus
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** The [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Mandalorians]].

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** The [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Mandalorians]]. They usually tend to be rather more competent at their job than other mercenaries, in no small part due to their culture placing high value on combat prowess and their having spent the bulk of their history as warriors and conquerors.
25th Mar '16 1:20:41 PM Conradus
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* Since many ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}'' characters have a military background, they often find themselves doing mercenary work.

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* Since many ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}'' characters have a military background, they often find themselves doing mercenary work. Basing a campaign around the characters being in a mercenary outfit was common, and supplements, rulebooks and premade adventures were issued to support such campaigns.
22nd Mar '16 1:41:48 PM kasperow
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*** Note that the PMC Trust is stated to have an arsenal of almost a hundred of Mobile Suits (granted, some of them probably belonged to the AEU who helped defend the place), and Celestial Being only has 4 MS at their disposal. And the Gundams still wrecked the place in just 4 hours...
22nd Mar '16 10:36:09 AM ChronoLegion
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* One of the factions in ''VideoGame/PandoraFirstContact'' (unofficial SpiritualSequel to ''VideoGame/SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'') is called Imperium (formerly Empire Management). It's a PMC that has risen to MegaCorp levels thanks to its partnership with the [[MegaCorp Noxium Corporation]], known as the Ceres Cartel. After Noxium develops interstellar colony ships, Admiral Heid, the leader of Imperium, dissolves the partnership and absconds with the first ship, intent on getting to the newly-discovered habitable world in order to keep Imperium involved in all of humanity's conflicts, wherever they may be. They are the {{Expy}} of ''SMAC''[='s=] Spartan Federation: strong military with poor economy and science.
17th Mar '16 1:31:43 AM Unferth
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It is important to note that the Nazi party were not the only ones to hire the ''Freikorps,'' and one of the more notable examples of an opposing political movement which took on ''Freikorps'' personnel was the ''Stahlhelm'' ("Steel Helmets").

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It is important to note that the Nazi party were not the only ones to hire the ''Freikorps,'' and one of the more notable examples of an opposing political movement which took on ''Freikorps'' personnel was the ''Stahlhelm'' ("Steel Helmets"). The latter, hoever, joined the former in 1934.
** Actually, they fit less as PrivateMilitaryContractors and more as EagleSquadron.
12th Mar '16 5:22:46 AM Wooboo
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** ''VideoGame/FarCry4'''s Royal Guard, the EliteMooks in charge of northern Kyrat, are implicitly stated to be foreign mercenaries.


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* The Last Man Battalion in ''VideoGame/TheDivision'' ''were'' a Private Military Company operating in [[BigApplesauce New York City]] to keep order following the outbreak of [[TheVirus Green Poison]], but went rogue when their extreme methods of peacekeeping caused rifts between them and government forces, resulting in LMB turning a considerable chunk of east Midtown Manhattan into their own little fiefdom.
3rd Mar '16 3:02:52 PM Achaemenid
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17th Feb '16 2:09:39 PM ClearMadness
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* In ''Literature/TheIronTeeth'' a few of the bandits start out their working lives as this, until things go south. For example, Vorsha worked as a mercenary until her employer decided that outlawing her company on trumped-up charges beat paying them. And, if Herad plays her cards right, her band could well function as a decidedly murky company of these, too. She's already made one or two shady deals with lords which lean in this direction.
12th Feb '16 7:27:39 AM Toxikyle
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In stark contrast, the "''corporate mercenary''" is usually just a {{Mook}} or RedShirt of some kind, and the "character" takes the form of the PMC corporation itself. Corporate mercs are usually depicted as being up to no good, or are the hand-puppets of some shadowy organization which is itself up to no good. They are portrayed -- when anything more than FacelessGoons -- as amoral, ethically-challenged, and professional but [[MyMasterRightOrWrong hardly ever inclined to argue with Corporate Headquarters]]. If former military, many will have been dishonorably discharged. Unless the writer's bent on defying WhatMeasureIsAMook, they will almost never be the "good guys" in recent years. Their parent company usually has a name based loosely or thematically on "Blackwater" in a NoCelebritiesWereHarmed {{Expy}} of that real-life PMC -- examples include "Blackriver", "Red River", "Blackthorne", and "Starkwood".

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In stark contrast, the "''corporate mercenary''" is usually just a {{Mook}} or RedShirt of some kind, and the "character" takes the form of the PMC corporation itself. Corporate mercs are usually depicted as being up to no good, or are the hand-puppets of some shadowy organization which is itself up to no good. They are portrayed -- when anything more than FacelessGoons -- as amoral, ethically-challenged, and professional but [[MyMasterRightOrWrong hardly ever inclined to argue with Corporate Headquarters]]. If former military, many will have been dishonorably discharged. Unless the writer's bent on defying WhatMeasureIsAMook, they will almost never be the "good guys" in recent years. Their parent company usually has a name based loosely or thematically on "Blackwater" in a NoCelebritiesWereHarmed {{Expy}} of that real-life PMC -- examples include "Blackriver", "Red River", "Blackthorne", "Murkywater", and "Starkwood".
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