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11th Jun '17 3:20:37 PM nombretomado
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* In all of his forms, [[{{Zoofights}} Iron Manatee]] is one. A veteran of the Anglo-Chinese Opium Moon Wars, he fights in an armored space-suit, later upgraded to a full suit of PoweredArmor with a primitive railgun and diamantine bladed chainsaw.

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* In all of his forms, [[{{Zoofights}} [[Literature/{{Zoofights}} Iron Manatee]] is one. A veteran of the Anglo-Chinese Opium Moon Wars, he fights in an armored space-suit, later upgraded to a full suit of PoweredArmor with a primitive railgun and diamantine bladed chainsaw.
1st Jun '17 7:37:58 PM nombretomado
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* Though they aren't actual 'space' marines, the Seanchan Fists of Heaven in the ''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.

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* Though they aren't actual 'space' marines, the Seanchan Fists of Heaven in the ''Literature/WheelOfTime'' ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' 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.
16th May '17 1:44:52 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* Though they aren't actual 'space' marines, the Seanchan Fists of Heaven in the ''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.

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* Though they aren't actual 'space' marines, the Seanchan Fists of Heaven in the ''Literature/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.



* Elite Clan infantry in the ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' universe are, indeed, located somewhere inside armor the size of four brick shithouses. The subversion is that these Space Marine stand-ins are chosen to be infantry in a galaxy where HumongousMecha are kings of the battlefield, so they're already seven feet tall plus and ripped to shit, and then they're put inside armor that allows them to survive in extreme heat, cold, the vacuum of space, underwater, and fly through the air...hence their name: Elementals.

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* Elite Clan infantry in the ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' universe are, indeed, located somewhere inside armor the size of four brick shithouses. The subversion is that these Space Marine stand-ins are chosen to be infantry in a galaxy where HumongousMecha are kings of the battlefield, so they're already seven feet tall plus and ripped to shit, and then they're put inside armor that allows them to survive in extreme heat, cold, the vacuum of space, underwater, and fly through the air... hence their name: Elementals.
14th May '17 2:39:28 PM nombretomado
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* The basic human unit in ''Franchise/StarCraft'', by far the most-played RealTimeStrategy game ever, is the Marine. The "lots of big guns" aspect sets it apart from the basic units of the other races, giving it range. Despite all the bulky armour and training and the fact that most of them are ''Badass'' convicts that have been brainwashed to risk the life for the force they serve, they happen to be one of the weakest units in the game individually. Goes to show how powerful everything else in the game is. Badass inflation strikes again.

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* The basic human unit in ''Franchise/StarCraft'', ''VideoGame/StarCraft'', by far the most-played RealTimeStrategy game ever, is the Marine. The "lots of big guns" aspect sets it apart from the basic units of the other races, giving it range. Despite all the bulky armour and training and the fact that most of them are ''Badass'' convicts that have been brainwashed to risk the life for the force they serve, they happen to be one of the weakest units in the game individually. Goes to show how powerful everything else in the game is. Badass inflation strikes again.
16th Apr '17 8:45:52 PM nombretomado
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* Of note are the Republic Commandos featured in ''VideoGame/StarWarsRepublicCommando''. While the standard white armored troopers act like standard infantry, Republic Commandos are equipped with better weapons, custom painted and detailed armor and recieve superior training, as well as distinct personalities, which was considered odd, as they're clones and should be carbon copies of each other. Fighting as a squad with mission support, they more closely fit the trope of classic space marines than the other generic clone troopers. But looking back, this became standard among clones in TheCloneWars television series, which (especially after the first season) has a lot of focus on the clones being this trope, and had TheCameo for Delta Squad.

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* Of note are the Republic Commandos featured in ''VideoGame/StarWarsRepublicCommando''. While the standard white armored troopers act like standard infantry, Republic Commandos are equipped with better weapons, custom painted and detailed armor and recieve superior training, as well as distinct personalities, which was considered odd, as they're clones and should be carbon copies of each other. Fighting as a squad with mission support, they more closely fit the trope of classic space marines than the other generic clone troopers. But looking back, this became standard among clones in TheCloneWars ''WesternAnimation/TheCloneWars'' television series, which (especially after the first season) has a lot of focus on the clones being this trope, and had TheCameo for Delta Squad.
16th Apr '17 7:16:12 PM nombretomado
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* In ''StarWarsBattlefront II'', not only do you get land battles, but you get space battles. Space battles have two classes: pilots who have little in the way of personal defense and marines who have better weapons than their land analogues. On the other hand, a pilot's starship auto-repairs.

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* In ''StarWarsBattlefront ''VideoGame/StarWarsBattlefront II'', not only do you get land battles, but you get space battles. Space battles have two classes: pilots who have little in the way of personal defense and marines who have better weapons than their land analogues. On the other hand, a pilot's starship auto-repairs.
19th Feb '17 12:15:44 AM Sammettik
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* "The Space Marine" is the only name given the hero of the ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' series. Among fans, he's acquired the affectionate nickname of "Doomguy". On his guest appearance in ''VideoGame/QuakeIIIArena'', he's known simply as "Doom". In the books, his name is Flynn Taggart. A more generic army name there ain't. In the Doom movie, he was named John Grimm. Apparently id Software's sole insistance for the film was that his first name be 'John'. In ''[[Fanfic/DoomRepercussionsOfEvil Repercussions of Evil]]'', he was named John Stalvern. In the recent ''[[VideoGame/{{Doom}} Doom 3]]'' novels by Matthew Costello, he was named John Kane. Curiously, this is the same surname as the protagonist of ''VideoGame/QuakeIV''. He doesn't have much charactersation as an actual space marine, but the phrase has gone on to become a shorthand for a certain type of FPS character -- see ASpaceMarineIsYou.

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* "The Space Marine" is the only name given the hero of the ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' series. Among fans, he's acquired the affectionate nickname of "Doomguy". On his guest appearance in ''VideoGame/QuakeIIIArena'', he's known simply as "Doom". In the books, his name is Flynn Taggart. A more generic army name there ain't. In the Doom movie, he was named John Grimm. Apparently id Software's sole insistance for the film was that his first name be 'John'. In ''[[Fanfic/DoomRepercussionsOfEvil Repercussions of Evil]]'', he was named John Stalvern. In the recent ''[[VideoGame/{{Doom}} Doom 3]]'' novels by Matthew Costello, he was named John Kane. Curiously, this is the same surname as the protagonist of ''VideoGame/QuakeIV''. He doesn't have much charactersation as an actual space marine, but the phrase has gone on to become a shorthand for a certain type of FPS character -- see ASpaceMarineIsYou.
15th Feb '17 1:09:27 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''SpaceAboveAndBeyond'' is a TV series about TheSquad of literal Space Marines.

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* ''SpaceAboveAndBeyond'' ''Series/SpaceAboveAndBeyond'' is a TV series about TheSquad of literal Space Marines.
7th Jan '17 4:07:26 PM nombretomado
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* StarfleetBattles has (almost all) ships equipped with Boarding Parties, which can be used to board other ships or repel boarders, and the Marines optional module adds detailed ground combat (with tanks, heavy weapons squads and even air support and artillery as well) and highly detailed subdivisioning of (most) ships for more 'realistic' boarding actions. It also added many more 'commando' ships, which exist primarily to deliver marines to combat.

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* StarfleetBattles TabletopGame/StarfleetBattles has (almost all) ships equipped with Boarding Parties, which can be used to board other ships or repel boarders, and the Marines optional module adds detailed ground combat (with tanks, heavy weapons squads and even air support and artillery as well) and highly detailed subdivisioning of (most) ships for more 'realistic' boarding actions. It also added many more 'commando' ships, which exist primarily to deliver marines to combat.
2nd Dec '16 12:01:05 PM ChronoLegion
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* The US Marine Corps becomes this in Creator/WilliamHKeithJr's ''Literature/GalacticMarines'' series. In fact, the very first novel ''Semper Mars'' starts off with the corps about to be disbanded, as the higher-ups claim it's no longer relevant. As a last-ditch effort to rebrand the marines, a detachment is sent to the Martian excavation site in Cydonia. Naturally, this proves to be the exact place where they will be needed when [[spoiler:the [[UnitedNationsIsASuperpower UN]] starts a war with the US]]. Several issues are mentioned, such as the fact that their gear isn't up to specs because someone back on Earth assumed they were going to an Earth-side desert environment (e.g. their guns' electronic sights are calibrated for Earth gravity and atmosphere, and they have 40 pairs of desert boots which they can't wear with their sealed suits).

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* The US Marine Corps becomes this in Creator/WilliamHKeithJr's ''Literature/GalacticMarines'' series. In fact, the very first novel ''Semper Mars'' starts off with the corps about to be disbanded, as the higher-ups claim it's no longer relevant. As a last-ditch effort to rebrand the marines, a detachment is sent to the Martian excavation site in Cydonia. Naturally, this proves to be the exact place where they will be needed when [[spoiler:the [[UnitedNationsIsASuperpower UN]] starts a war with the US]]. Several issues are mentioned, such as the fact that their gear isn't up to specs because someone back on Earth assumed they were going to an Earth-side desert environment (e.g. their guns' electronic sights are calibrated for Earth gravity and atmosphere, and they have 40 pairs of desert boots which they can't wear with their sealed suits). The same book also features the first ever combat in microgravity with a different team of US Marines fighting a force of [[spoiler:UN troops]]. The differences are showcased, such as the lack of cover in space, the need to fire your weapon at your center mass in order to avoid to spin wildly out of control, and the fact that even a tiny hit can be fatal due to the vacuum outside the suit.
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