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13th Nov '17 4:44:11 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', during extended cut of ''The Two Towers'', Saruman has a rather visible OhCrap moment when Gríma Wormtongue mention that one of the men at Edoras, (Aragorn), appeared to be a ''Dúnedain Ranger''.
** Of course, Saruman has a bigger one when Grí­ma mentions he's wearing a ring of entwined serpents and realises not just what but ''who'' he is.
** In addition to the Dúnedain, there's also the Ithilien Rangers, who are seen in the Two Towers to be elite and badass guerilla fighters, conducting raids against Haradrim convoys moving through the region to link up with Mordor's forces.

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* In ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', during the extended cut of ''The Two Towers'', Saruman has a rather visible OhCrap moment when Gríma Wormtongue mention that one of the men at Edoras, (Aragorn), Aragorn, appeared to be a ''Dúnedain Ranger''.
** Of
Ranger'' (of course, Saruman has a bigger one when Grí­ma mentions he's wearing a ring of entwined serpents and realises realizes not just what but ''who'' ''[[KingIncognito who]]'' he is.
is).
** In addition to the Dúnedain, there's also the Ithilien Rangers, Rangers led by Faramir, who are seen shown in the ''The Two Towers Towers'' to be elite and badass guerilla fighters, conducting raids against Haradrim convoys moving through the region to link up with Mordor's forces.



* Along with being a highly decorated Delta Force operative. Major Gates from Film/ThreeKings also has a Rangers tab. Meaning he attended and passed Ranger school.

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* Along with being a highly decorated Delta Force operative. Major Gates from Film/ThreeKings ''Film/ThreeKings'' also has a Rangers tab. Meaning he attended and passed Ranger school.



* Rangers from ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''. Both the Arnorian and Gondorian ones.

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* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' has the Dúnedain Rangers, fearsome guerilla fighters who are dedicated to protecting the free peoples of Middle Earth from Sauron's forces. They are split into two groups; the Rangers from ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''. Both of the Arnorian North led by Aragorn, who defend the peoples of the former Kingdom of Arnor, and Gondorian ones.the Rangers of Ithilien led by Faramir, who patrol the border between Gondor and Mordor.
12th Nov '17 4:46:14 AM CynicalBastardo
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* ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' features on the cover a New California Republic Veteran Ranger in their GasMaskLongcoat getup; in the game, they're the best of the NCR's soldiers.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'':
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''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' features on the cover a New California Republic Veteran Ranger in their GasMaskLongcoat getup; in the game, they're the best of the NCR's soldiers.


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** Going back as far as ''VideoGame/Fallout1'', recruitable companion Tycho states that he's a Desert Ranger as a ShoutOut to ''VideoGame/{{Wasteland}}''. The Desert Rangers were later absorbed into the NCR Rangers prior to the events of ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas''.
** The player can actually join the NCR Rangers in ''VideoGame/Fallout2'' by wiping out some slavers.
11th Oct '17 5:19:20 PM LentilSandEater
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** ''Playable'' characters get... "hunter". Meh.
12th Aug '17 6:34:49 AM Ominae
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* The Malaysian Army's Royal Ranger Regiment.

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* The Malaysian Army's Royal Ranger Regiment. Some of its predecessor include the Sarawak Rangers, which fought against pro-communist guerrillas during the Cold War.
* The Thai Army's Thahan Phran, which means ''Hunter Soldier''.
30th Jul '17 11:07:56 AM StFan
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* The Rangers in the ''MarvelUniverse''.
* Steve Rogers (AKA ComicBook/CaptainAmerica) served in a Ranger unit during UsefulNotes/WW2.

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* The Rangers in the ''MarvelUniverse''.
''Franchise/MarvelUniverse''.
* Steve Rogers (AKA (a.k.a. ComicBook/CaptainAmerica) served in a Ranger unit during UsefulNotes/WW2.



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* In the ''Literature/LoneWolf'' series, the Sommlending Border Rangers, elite soldiers of Sommerlund. Unfortunately for them, in Book 4 ('' The Chasm of Doom'') they are assigned to the command of DoomMagnet Lone Wolf, making them a RedshirtArmy.

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* In the ''Literature/LoneWolf'' series, the Sommlending Border Rangers, elite soldiers of Sommerlund. Unfortunately for them, in Book 4 ('' The (''The Chasm of Doom'') they are assigned to the command of DoomMagnet Lone Wolf, making them a RedshirtArmy.



* ''Bush rangers'' are shown in ''Discworld/TheLastContinent'' as being outlaws. Rincewind, however, [[IThoughtItMeant makes the mistake]] most of us would probably make if we heard the word "ranger."
** ''Discworld/TheLastContinent'' is a mishmash of Australian culture, pop culture and nostalgia for things long since abandoned. The term "bush ranger" refers to criminals operating beyond the settled and adaquately policed areas of the time, analogous to American Wild West outlaws.

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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'': ''Bush rangers'' are shown in ''Discworld/TheLastContinent'' as being outlaws. Rincewind, however, [[IThoughtItMeant makes the mistake]] most of us would probably make if we heard the word "ranger."
** ''Discworld/TheLastContinent''
"ranger". ''The Last Continent'' is a mishmash of Australian culture, pop culture and nostalgia for things long since abandoned. The term "bush ranger" refers to criminals operating beyond the settled and adaquately adequately policed areas of the time, analogous to American Wild West outlaws.



* In the ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' books, the Sphynxian Forest Rangers are the local wilderness experts, tasked with patrolling and protecting the Crown's lands, fighting wildfires, helping people who get stranded in the wilderness, and protecting the interests of the Sphynxian Treecats, the native intelligent lifeforms on Sphynx.

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* In the ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' books, the ''Literature/HonorHarrington'':
** The
Sphynxian Forest Rangers are the local wilderness experts, tasked with patrolling and protecting the Crown's lands, fighting wildfires, helping people who get stranded in the wilderness, and protecting the interests of the Sphynxian Treecats, the native intelligent lifeforms on Sphynx.



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* The ''[[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Dungeons & Dragons]]'' class Ranger.
** Particularly in 1st Edition AD&D, where they almost define BadassNormal. Rangers start their career with 2 [[HitPoints Hit Dice]] rather than the 1 everyone else gets, a whompin' 90% base tracking chance (by comparison, a 1st level thief with ''maximum'' Dexterity would have 20-40% in all but one skill), a 50% chance to surprise ''anyone,'' and a huge (by 1st Edition standards) damage bonus to pretty much any humanoid monster. At high levels they can learn magic [[TheRedMage drawn from the spells of two different classes]] (druid & magic-user) and start to attract [[TheBeastMaster loyal followers]], potentially up to ''[[GentleGiant storm giants]] and [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons copper dragons]]''. Yeah.

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* The ''[[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Dungeons & Dragons]]'' ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' class Ranger.
** Particularly in 1st Edition AD&D, where they almost define BadassNormal. Rangers start their career with 2 [[HitPoints Hit Dice]] rather than the 1 everyone else gets, a whompin' 90% base tracking chance (by comparison, a 1st level thief with ''maximum'' Dexterity would have 20-40% in all but one skill), a 50% chance to surprise ''anyone,'' and a huge (by 1st Edition standards) damage bonus to pretty much any humanoid monster. At high levels they can learn magic [[TheRedMage drawn from the spells of two different classes]] (druid & and magic-user) and start to attract [[TheBeastMaster loyal followers]], potentially up to ''[[GentleGiant storm giants]] and [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons copper dragons]]''. Yeah.



* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' has Rangers, a troop choice for the [[OurElvesAreBetter Craftworld Eldar]]. They're Eldar who have decided to leave the ultra-regimented [[GenerationShips Craftworlds]] to seek excitement and adventure out in the galaxy. Between their highly accurate long rifles, their ability to traverse difficult terrain easily, and skills at infiltration and survival, the Rangers make for excellent scouts, assassins and guerilla fighters, and they will often return to their home craftworlds to aid them and fight for them. There is also an elite version of the Ranger, the Pathfinder, Rangers who have been Rangers for so long that they will never willingly return to their craftworlds and have centuries of experience; just small groups of them have been known to harass and stall entire [[RedshirtArmy Imperial Guard]] columns, [[BadassArmy exacting devastating tolls on their numbers, supplies and morale while receiving very few casualties themselves]].

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' has Rangers, a troop choice for the [[OurElvesAreBetter Craftworld Eldar]]. They're Eldar who have decided to leave the ultra-regimented [[GenerationShips Craftworlds]] to seek excitement and adventure out in the galaxy. Between their highly accurate long rifles, their ability to traverse difficult terrain easily, and skills at infiltration and survival, the Rangers make for excellent scouts, assassins and guerilla fighters, and they will often return to their home craftworlds to aid them and fight for them. There is also an elite version of the Ranger, the Pathfinder, Rangers who have been Rangers for so long that they will never willingly return to their craftworlds and have centuries of experience; just small groups of them have been known to harass and stall entire [[RedshirtArmy Imperial Guard]] columns, [[BadassArmy exacting devastating tolls on their numbers, supplies and morale while receiving very few casualties themselves]].



* The Rangers in ''VideoGame/{{Metro 2033}}'' is a faction composed entirely of this trope. Only the most badass gets to become a Ranger.

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* The Rangers in ''VideoGame/{{Metro 2033}}'' ''VideoGame/Metro2033'' is a faction composed entirely of this trope. Only the most badass gets to become a Ranger.



15th Jul '17 9:58:38 AM nombretomado
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* Steve Rogers (AKA ComicBook/CaptainAmerica) served in a Ranger unit during WW2.
* Badass superspy ComicBook/NickFury was an Army Ranger during WorldWarII.

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* Steve Rogers (AKA ComicBook/CaptainAmerica) served in a Ranger unit during WW2.
UsefulNotes/WW2.
* Badass superspy ComicBook/NickFury was an Army Ranger during WorldWarII.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
27th May '17 12:17:52 PM nombretomado
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* United States Army Rangers, who are advanced light infantry troops in the United States Army. [[note]]Their [[NiceHat berets]] are a bit of military tradition inherited from the British Commandos, who helped train the first Army Rangers. The Rangers in turn passed the Beret on to the Air Force Security Police airmen who attended Ranger School during TheVietnamWar when they needed to [[TookALevelInBadass expand their skills from being military policemen to defending their bases against major ground attacks.]][[/note]]

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* United States Army Rangers, who are advanced light infantry troops in the United States Army. [[note]]Their [[NiceHat berets]] are a bit of military tradition inherited from the British Commandos, who helped train the first Army Rangers. The Rangers in turn passed the Beret on to the Air Force Security Police airmen who attended Ranger School during TheVietnamWar UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar when they needed to [[TookALevelInBadass expand their skills from being military policemen to defending their bases against major ground attacks.]][[/note]]
4th May '17 5:55:49 AM WillyFourEyes
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** Played straight in ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}} VI'', where the lowly Scout unit can be upgraded to a Ranger once the Industrial-era Rifling technology is researched. Rangers can attack enemies without being countered (though they still have to be next to their target), and get a significant Combat Strength boost, allowing then to hold their own in a fight.
11th Apr '17 10:15:23 AM Frankencastle
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* In "''Film/TheLordOfTheRings''", during extended cut of "''The Two Towers''", Saruman has a rather visible OhCrap moment when Gríma Wormtongue mention that one of the men at Edoras, (Aragorn), appeared to be a ''Dúnedain Ranger''.

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* In "''Film/TheLordOfTheRings''", ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', during extended cut of "''The ''The Two Towers''", Towers'', Saruman has a rather visible OhCrap moment when Gríma Wormtongue mention that one of the men at Edoras, (Aragorn), appeared to be a ''Dúnedain Ranger''.



* Along with being a highly decorated Delta Force operative. Major Gates from ''Film/ThreeKings also has a Rangers tab. Meaning he attended and passed Ranger school.

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* Along with being a highly decorated Delta Force operative. Major Gates from ''Film/ThreeKings Film/ThreeKings also has a Rangers tab. Meaning he attended and passed Ranger school.
11th Apr '17 10:13:05 AM Frankencastle
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* Along with being a highly decorated Delta Force operative. Major Gates from ''Film/ThreeKings also has a Rangers tab. Meaning he attended and passed Ranger school.
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