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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.]]]]\\\
21st Oct '16 4:12:43 PM glasswalker
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* In the ''Literature/LegacyOfTheAldenata'', the armed forces of Earth are gathered into one giant military force for [[TheFederation the Galactics]]. The USMC is specifically mentioned by "Mighty Mite" as the ideal for [[PoweredArmor ACS]] troops, for their general policy of taking territory and holding it against all comers, as opposed to his native 82nd Airborne's general use as shock troops that don't stick around after their strike.

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* In the ''Literature/LegacyOfTheAldenata'', the armed forces of Earth are gathered into one giant military force for [[TheFederation the Galactics]]. The USMC is specifically mentioned by "Mighty Mite" as the ideal for [[PoweredArmor ACS]] troops, for their general policy of taking territory and holding it against all comers, as opposed to his native 82nd Airborne's general use as shock troops that don't stick around after their strike. Fleet Strike, the Federation's ground-forces branch, is explicitly said to be an amalgam of the Marines, special forces, and aerospace/aviation units.
15th Oct '16 10:41:12 AM scaredinmate#94
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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.
8th Oct '16 11:15:12 PM scaredinmate#94
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* Manga/Jormungand Show up a number of times throughout the series. Most notably when they are sent to rescue CIA operative Bookman from a pair of radical Islamic terrorists.

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* Manga/Jormungand ''Manga/{{Jormungand}}'': Show up a number of times throughout the series. Most notably when they are sent to rescue CIA operative Bookman from a pair of radical local Islamic terrorists.extremist group.
8th Oct '16 11:05:31 PM scaredinmate#94
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* Manga/Jormungand Show up a number of times throughout the series. Most notably when they are sent to rescue CIA operative Bookman from a pair of radical Islamic terrorists.



* ComicBook/MoonKnight himself is a marine veteran. Which is just one of the ''many'' badass professions that he was once apart of before he becone a costume superhero.

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* ComicBook/MoonKnight himself is a marine veteran. Which is just one of the ''many'' badass professions that he was once apart of before he becone became a costume superhero.
3rd Oct '16 10:21:59 PM scaredinmate#94
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* Before becoming the demonic entity that he would eventually become ''ComicBook/{{Spawn}}'' was once a Force Recon Marine before being promoted to a high position within the CIA's black ops division.

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* Before becoming the demonic entity that he would eventually become become. ''ComicBook/{{Spawn}}'' was once was a higly trained Force Recon Marine Marine, before later being promoted to a high level position within the CIA's black ops division.division. As a reward for saving the President's life.
3rd Oct '16 9:56:42 PM scaredinmate#94
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* Before becoming the demonic entity that he would eventually become [[''ComicBook/{{Spawn}}''Al Simmons]] was once a Force Recon Marine before being promoted to a high position within the CIA's black ops division.

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* Before becoming the demonic entity that he would eventually become [[''ComicBook/{{Spawn}}''Al Simmons]] ''ComicBook/{{Spawn}}'' was once a Force Recon Marine before being promoted to a high position within the CIA's black ops division.
3rd Oct '16 9:54:52 PM scaredinmate#94
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* Before becoming the demonic entity that he would eventually become [[''ComicBook/{{Spawn}}'' Al Simmons]] was once a Force Recon Marine before being promoted to a high position within the CIA's black ops division.

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* Before becoming the demonic entity that he would eventually become [[''ComicBook/{{Spawn}}'' Al [[''ComicBook/{{Spawn}}''Al Simmons]] was once a Force Recon Marine before being promoted to a high position within the CIA's black ops division.
3rd Oct '16 9:52:19 PM scaredinmate#94
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* Before becoming the demonic entity that he would eventually become [[ComicBook/Spawn Al Simmons]] was once a Force Recon Marine before being promoted to a high position within the CIA's black ops division.

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* Before becoming the demonic entity that he would eventually become [[ComicBook/Spawn [[''ComicBook/{{Spawn}}'' Al Simmons]] was once a Force Recon Marine before being promoted to a high position within the CIA's black ops division.
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