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6th May '17 10:12:49 AM ArchdukeCaligula
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* Sodom's, a German thrash metal band, has a song named ''Marines'' in their album ''M-16'', about them during [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Vietnam]].

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* Sodom's, Sodom, a German thrash metal band, has a song named ''Marines'' in their album ''M-16'', about them during [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Vietnam]].
23rd Apr '17 2:12:47 AM LtFedora
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* Steven Hiller from ''Film/IndependenceDay'' is a [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot marine fighter pilot]].

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* Steven Hiller from ''Film/IndependenceDay'' is a [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot marine Marine fighter pilot]].pilot]]. General Grey is also a Marine, which was a decision made by Robert Loggia.
22nd Apr '17 4:23:05 AM erforce
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** Subverted in ''Punisher Born''. The story takes place in a base filled with Marines who are amoral washouts, depicted as either apathetic or cruel, run by incompetent commanding officers. As a Marine Frank Castle was shown to be addicted to combat, willing to indirectly kill a General in order to keep his firebase (and therefore ''his'', war) going. Overall this depiction certainly doesn't sit well with the brave, heroic image the USMC typically has.

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** Subverted in ''Punisher Born''.''ComicBook/ThePunisherBorn''. The story takes place in a base filled with Marines who are amoral washouts, depicted as either apathetic or cruel, run by incompetent commanding officers. As a Marine Frank Castle was shown to be addicted to combat, willing to indirectly kill a General in order to keep his firebase (and therefore ''his'', war) going. Overall this depiction certainly doesn't sit well with the brave, heroic image the USMC typically has.



* In IDW's Comicbook/{{Ghostbusters}} comics, as a MythologyGag to the original script, Winston is a former Marine who at one point has to deal with the ghost of his drill instructor.

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* In IDW's Comicbook/{{Ghostbusters}} ''Comicbook/{{Ghostbusters}}'' comics, as a MythologyGag to the original script, Winston is a former Marine who at one point has to deal with the ghost of his drill instructor.
28th Mar '17 5:25:53 PM Frankencastle
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* Captain Metropolis from ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'' is a former Marine lieutenant.
* DC's Commander Comicbook/{{Steel}} was Hank Haywood, a US Marine who, after being injured during WWII, volunteered for special bionic upgrades that turned him into a Captain America {{Expy}}.
* ComicBook/{{Deadshot}}'s ComicBook/{{New 52}} incarnation is a former Marine. And as rotten as he is, he DOES save the world as a member of the ComicBook/SuicideSquad.
* David Reid, a.k.a. Lance, of the ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica. was once a member of the Marines when he's recruited and served as a kind of liasion between the two groups.
* The ever-loving blue-eyed [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Thing]] had one of the most prestigious military careers in comic book history, having served as a pilot for both the Air Force ''and'' the Marine Corps.
21st Mar '17 11:43:07 AM nightkiller
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* Another Creator/DonaldPBellisario production,''Series/MagnumPI'', includes the former naval officer's Vietnam Marine buddies T.C. and Rick.
21st Mar '17 11:35:12 AM nightkiller
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* In ''Film/TrueLies'', USMC Harriers engage and destroy a pair of terrorist trucks transporting nuclear weapons along the Overseas Highway. After that, [[Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger Harry]] then borrows one to kill the rest. The dialog implies that he had experience with Harriers which in turn implies that he was a retired Marine pilot.

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* In ''Film/TrueLies'', USMC Harriers engage and destroy a pair of terrorist trucks transporting nuclear weapons along the Overseas Highway. After that, [[Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger Harry]] then borrows one to kill the rest. The dialog implies that he had experience with Harriers which in turn implies that he was has had access to Harrier training, possibly as a retired Marine pilot.
9th Jan '17 11:23:48 PM JediSenshi
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* ''Series/{{HUNTER}}'': Det. Sgt. Rick Hunter served as a Marine in the Vietnam War.
7th Jan '17 7:59:40 PM BigJaredMonkey
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*** "I already knew how to run wildly into the guns of an enemy who was shooting at me. Therefore, I felt the Marine Corps had nothing else to teach me." -- General George S. Patton, on why he joined the Army and not the Marine Corps.
7th Dec '16 9:01:59 PM DustSnitch
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* Downplayed in ''Film/{{Aliens}}'' where the Colonial Marines, while definitely BadAss, were something less than admirable. However they definitely ''felt'' like real life marines. Specific examples include: the "badass" guy who goes on and on about how tough he is and then completely ''panics'' when things go wrong, the smart-ass attitude even at times when, in military terms, it is completely inappropriate and the Most Triumphant Example, a statement made by ''every single Marine'' at least once in his or her career: "I hate this job."

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* Downplayed in ''Film/{{Aliens}}'' where the Colonial Marines, while definitely BadAss, badass, were something less than admirable. However they definitely ''felt'' like real life marines. Specific examples include: the "badass" guy who goes on and on about how tough he is and then completely ''panics'' when things go wrong, the smart-ass attitude even at times when, in military terms, it is completely inappropriate and the Most Triumphant Example, a statement made by ''every single Marine'' at least once in his or her career: "I hate this job."



* The ''Literature/CutAndRun'' series and its spin-off has Ty Grady and his old Force Recon team, Sidewinder. They take great pride in having been Marines and are ten kinds of {{Badass}}.

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* The ''Literature/CutAndRun'' series and its spin-off has Ty Grady and his old Force Recon team, Sidewinder. They take great pride in having been Marines and are ten kinds of {{Badass}}.badass.
12th Nov '16 6:51:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* Subverted in ''Film/TheRock''. Ed Harris is a mega-{{Badass}} who wants the US Government to own up to how badass his Marines were (or just pay their families for being super secret and thus not getting the moolah). Interestingly, when the Navy [=SEAL=]s show up to kill his team (led by Michael Biehn, who didn't learn from ''Film/TheAbyss''), the Marines kill them all, which is due to them being on higher ground with cover with better weapons. [[spoiler:The subversion kicks in when the Marines go nuts and try to launch poison gas at UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco [[ForTheEvulz for the lulz.]]]]\\\

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* Subverted in ''Film/TheRock''. Ed Harris is a mega-{{Badass}} mega-badass who wants the US Government to own up to how badass his Marines were (or just pay their families for being super secret and thus not getting the moolah). Interestingly, when the Navy [=SEAL=]s show up to kill his team (led by Michael Biehn, who didn't learn from ''Film/TheAbyss''), the Marines kill them all, which is due to them being on higher ground with cover with better weapons. [[spoiler:The subversion kicks in when the Marines go nuts and try to launch poison gas at UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco [[ForTheEvulz for the lulz.]]]]\\\
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