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6th May '16 6:46:23 PM nombretomado
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* Space Trooper is one of the 10 original ring sets available in "[[GaiaOnline zOMG!]]". Its primary focus is on ranged attacks, and its skills include firing CoolGuns, altering its density, and summoning a BeehiveBarrier.

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* Space Trooper is one of the 10 original ring sets available in "[[GaiaOnline "[[Website/GaiaOnline zOMG!]]". Its primary focus is on ranged attacks, and its skills include firing CoolGuns, altering its density, and summoning a BeehiveBarrier.
16th Apr '16 1:57:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* Though they aren't actual 'space' marines, the Seanchan Fists of Heaven in the WheelofTime do fly around on what basically amount to living planes in a late medieval setting and execute hit and run raids from the air. Though the Bloodknives introduced in Gathering Storm probably fit this better; they are elite Fists equipped with items that repel magic and eliminate fear in the wearer who stay behind instead of being evacuated with the remainder of the Fists to kill as many enemy wizards as they possibly can before going down.
* The UNEF Infantry in Joe Haldeman's ''TheForeverWar''. Their power armor comes with built-in laser cannons and medical systems that can automatically amputate severely damaged limbs and cauterize the wound. Their power armor makes them unstoppable killing machines, but inside the armour the marines are just frightened conscripts who really don't want to be there.

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* Though they aren't actual 'space' marines, the Seanchan Fists of Heaven in the WheelofTime ''Literature/WheelofTime'' do fly around on what basically amount to living planes in a late medieval setting and execute hit and run raids from the air. Though the Bloodknives introduced in Gathering Storm probably fit this better; they are elite Fists equipped with items that repel magic and eliminate fear in the wearer who stay behind instead of being evacuated with the remainder of the Fists to kill as many enemy wizards as they possibly can before going down.
* The UNEF Infantry in Joe Haldeman's ''TheForeverWar''.''Literature/TheForeverWar''. Their power armor comes with built-in laser cannons and medical systems that can automatically amputate severely damaged limbs and cauterize the wound. Their power armor makes them unstoppable killing machines, but inside the armour the marines are just frightened conscripts who really don't want to be there.
10th Apr '16 1:51:20 PM steam66
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* ''VideoGame/CortexCommand'' plays with this a lot. While most of the types of troops in-game are delivered by dropship or rocket pod, and are heavily armed and armored, they're actually extremely heavily engineered to be quite literally brainless. Justified in that the player themselves are brains in bunkers, and control their troops by either directly possessing bodies or giving very simple commands.
19th Mar '16 6:48:48 AM Hossmeister
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6th Mar '16 6:53:02 PM TVRulezAgain
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* ''[[TheCloneWars Star Wars: The Clone Wars]]'': The clone troopers got treated as this more and more the further into the series you go; in much of the first season, especially before [[LowerDeckEpisode "Rookies"]], the clones were mostly grunts who didn't even use cover much like the MechaMooks they fought. Many episodes revolve around this trope as well as TheSquad, and they even fight out on the hulls of ships on at least one occasion. A lot of them go on commando style missions, and they hold up well compared to the Jedi, due to teamwork, especially the "ARC troopers" (who are more independent minded clones). [[RepublicCommando Delta Squad]], who are this trope first, and clones second, make a cameo, as well as another Republic Commando (who true to the game, is a OneManArmy) in the fifth season. Even more outstanding, is the fact that the lowliest grunt clones can and do get promoted to serve alongside superior types of clones, as happens with Domino Squad becoming ARC troopers.

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* ''[[TheCloneWars Star Wars: The Clone Wars]]'': ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'': The clone troopers got treated as this more and more the further into the series you go; in much of the first season, especially before [[LowerDeckEpisode "Rookies"]], the clones were mostly grunts who didn't even use cover much like the MechaMooks they fought. Many episodes revolve around this trope as well as TheSquad, and they even fight out on the hulls of ships on at least one occasion. A lot of them go on commando style missions, and they hold up well compared to the Jedi, due to teamwork, especially the "ARC troopers" (who are more independent minded clones). [[RepublicCommando Delta Squad]], who are this trope first, and clones second, make a cameo, as well as another Republic Commando (who true to the game, is a OneManArmy) in the fifth season. Even more outstanding, is the fact that the lowliest grunt clones can and do get promoted to serve alongside superior types of clones, as happens with Domino Squad becoming ARC troopers.
22nd Feb '16 12:13:31 PM WhatRayDid
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** This also makes a lot more sense when you realize that performing the equivalent of EVA work is literally the task that makes marines "marines" instead of sailors or infantry. Even the original marines in the Phoenician fleets were the soldiers trained to jump out of the boat and do irregular things like climb onto other boats to engage enemy forces or beach the craft manually in a normally bad landing spot, rather than being trained to operate the ships.
5th Feb '16 9:29:15 PM UNITGrunt
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** In ''VideoGame/HaloReach'', Noble Team really put the space in space marine. They commandeer Sabre spaceplanes, engage in space dogfights, and board a Covenant cruiser. Noble 6's exit route is jumping straight down to Reach.
21st Nov '15 10:34:04 PM Vios
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* ''Literature/StarksWar'' has the titular Stark and company, although the "space" part isn't actually their specific vocation because soldiers all wear environmentally-contained PoweredArmor, military command doesn't make distinction between "space marines" and normal ones except for their current posting. (Fighting on the moon ''does'' require different competencies than fighting on Earth, naturally, but good luck convincing the incompetent officer corps of that.)
30th Oct '15 6:15:42 AM SolidSonicTH
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* John-117 in the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' series, better known by his rank "Master Chief", whose design been quite influential on post-2001 video games. He is one of the very few surviving Spartan-[=IIs=], but unlike the basic trope, the Spartan-[=IIs=] were the absolute ''[[SuperSoldier antithesis]]'' of the RedShirtArmy.

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* John-117 in the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' series, better known by his rank "Master Chief", whose design been quite influential on post-2001 video games. He is one of the very few surviving Spartan-[=IIs=], but unlike the basic trope, the Spartan-[=IIs=] SPARTAN-[=IIs=] were the absolute ''[[SuperSoldier antithesis]]'' of the RedShirtArmy.



** It is technically inaccurate to label the Master Chief or any SPARTAN as a Space Marine; while they have powered armor and advanced training (plus loads of augmentations), they're all actually UNSC naval personnel, making them closer to Navy [=SEALs=]. The [[ItsRainingMen Orbital Drop Shock Troopers]] ([[VideoGame/Halo3ODST ODSTs]]) better fit this trope, being actual elite Marines within the UNSC Marine Corps; they consider themselves the main rivals to the Spartans, despite being [[BadassNormal normal humans with unpowered armor]]. John-117's actual title and military designation is "Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy John-117", which makes him an non-commissioned Naval officer.

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** It is technically inaccurate to label the Master Chief or any SPARTAN as a Space Marine; while they have powered armor and advanced training (plus loads of augmentations), they're all actually UNSC naval personnel, making them closer to Navy [=SEALs=]. The [[ItsRainingMen Orbital Drop Shock Troopers]] ([[VideoGame/Halo3ODST ODSTs]]) better fit this trope, being actual elite Marines within the UNSC Marine Corps; they consider themselves the main rivals to the Spartans, [=SPARTANs=], despite being [[BadassNormal normal humans with unpowered armor]]. John-117's actual title and military designation is "Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy John-117", which makes him an non-commissioned Naval officer.
30th Oct '15 6:14:41 AM SolidSonicTH
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* John-117 in the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' series, better known by his rate "Master Chief", whose design been quite influential on post-2001 video games. He is one of the very few surviving Spartan-[=IIs=], but unlike the basic trope, the Spartan-[=IIs=] were the absolute ''[[SuperSoldier antithesis]]'' of the RedShirtArmy.

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* John-117 in the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' series, better known by his rate rank "Master Chief", whose design been quite influential on post-2001 video games. He is one of the very few surviving Spartan-[=IIs=], but unlike the basic trope, the Spartan-[=IIs=] were the absolute ''[[SuperSoldier antithesis]]'' of the RedShirtArmy.



** It is technically inaccurate to label the Master Chief or any Spartan as a Space Marine; while they have powered armor and advanced training (plus loads of augmentations), they're all actually UNSC naval personnel, making them closer to Navy [=SEALs=]. The [[ItsRainingMen Orbital Drop Shock Troopers]] ([[VideoGame/Halo3ODST ODSTs]]) better fit this trope, being actual elite Marines within the UNSC Marine Corps; they consider themselves the main rivals to the Spartans, despite being [[BadassNormal normal humans with unpowered armor]].

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** It is technically inaccurate to label the Master Chief or any Spartan SPARTAN as a Space Marine; while they have powered armor and advanced training (plus loads of augmentations), they're all actually UNSC naval personnel, making them closer to Navy [=SEALs=]. The [[ItsRainingMen Orbital Drop Shock Troopers]] ([[VideoGame/Halo3ODST ODSTs]]) better fit this trope, being actual elite Marines within the UNSC Marine Corps; they consider themselves the main rivals to the Spartans, despite being [[BadassNormal normal humans with unpowered armor]]. John-117's actual title and military designation is "Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy John-117", which makes him an non-commissioned Naval officer.
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