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16th Aug '16 11:20:17 PM Yinyang107
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''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' from Creator/GamesWorkshop is notable for taking these aspects to a peak and becoming one of the more recognizable instances of the trope, if certainly not the first. Despite this, as of early 2013, the company claims ownership of a registered trademark (in the UK at least) on the ''name'' "Space Marine" (on occasions claiming "Marine" itself), though not the ''trope'' itself. This trademark has been [[http://mcahogarth.org/?p=10593 used to make actual legal threats]] on occasion, most notably against the author of ''Literature/SpotsTheSpaceMarine''.

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''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' from Creator/GamesWorkshop is notable for taking these aspects to a peak and becoming one of the more recognizable instances of the trope, if certainly not the first. Despite this, as of early 2013, the company claims ownership of a registered trademark (in the UK at least) on the ''name'' "Space Marine" (on occasions claiming "Marine" itself), though not the ''trope'' itself. This trademark has been [[http://mcahogarth.org/?p=10593 used to make actual legal threats]] on occasion, most notably against the author of ''Literature/SpotsTheSpaceMarine''.\n
10th Aug '16 1:32:53 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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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, ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
** John-117,
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.



** 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.
** 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.
*** The regular Marines themselves sort of count, being the UNSC's main rapid-deployment and expeditionary force.
** ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'' introduced the Spartan-[=IVs=], which, unlike their trained-from-childhood predecessors, are made from adult volunteers, with many of them being, [[InterserviceRivalry ironically, former [=ODSTs=].]] They're even more numerous than the [=IIIs=] were, with much better equipment to boot (though they're in general less skilled than their predecessors due to a more relaxed selection criteria). Also, the Spartans now have their own separate UNSC branch, meaning they're technically ''still'' not Marines.

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** In ''VideoGame/HaloReach'', Spartan-III Noble Team Six really put puts the space "Space" in space marine. Space Marine. They commandeer a Sabre spaceplanes, SpaceFighter, engage in space dogfights, and board a Covenant cruiser. Noble 6's exit route is jumping straight down to Reach.
cruiser.
** 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=]. 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. 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.
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The UNSC's regular Marines themselves sort of count, being the UNSC's main rapid-deployment and expeditionary force.
** ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'' introduced the Spartan-[=IVs=], which, unlike their trained-from-childhood predecessors, are made from adult volunteers, with many of them being, [[InterserviceRivalry ironically, former [=ODSTs=].]] ODSTs]]. They're even more numerous than the [=IIIs=] were, with much better equipment to boot (though they're in general less skilled than their predecessors due to a more relaxed selection criteria). Also, the Spartans now have their own separate UNSC branch, meaning they're technically ''still'' not Marines.
17th Jul '16 6:19:33 PM nombretomado
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* The ''CoDominium'' series feature the ''CD Space Navy and Marines'' and later, the Imperial Marines. The CD Line Marines are formed from the [[LegionOfLostSouls The French Foreign Legion]], and thus keep a lot of their traditions alive. The CD Marines armament includes semi-automatic rifles, large-bore weapons loaded with armor-piercing and (sometimes) heavy tanks, with the CD providing orbital fire support up to and including nuclear weapons. The particular Line Marine unit most often featured in the novels is commanded by an officer politically on the outs with the most powerful man in the Grand Senate, and as such they repeatedly get denied proper resources. This can give a misleading impression of the CD Marines in general.

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* The ''CoDominium'' ''Literature/CoDominium'' series feature the ''CD Space Navy and Marines'' and later, the Imperial Marines. The CD Line Marines are formed from the [[LegionOfLostSouls The French Foreign Legion]], and thus keep a lot of their traditions alive. The CD Marines armament includes semi-automatic rifles, large-bore weapons loaded with armor-piercing and (sometimes) heavy tanks, with the CD providing orbital fire support up to and including nuclear weapons. The particular Line Marine unit most often featured in the novels is commanded by an officer politically on the outs with the most powerful man in the Grand Senate, and as such they repeatedly get denied proper resources. This can give a misleading impression of the CD Marines in general.
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.
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