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14th Jan '18 1:49:23 PM Malady
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* ''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.

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* ''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 [[VideoGame/StarWarsRepublicCommando 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.
23rd Dec '17 5:32:50 PM nombretomado
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It should be noted that the name "space marine" is actually a misnomer -- there's no water in deep space. Works aiming for more realism or a more RayGunGothic feel may prefer to call them "espatiers." But for those wanting more to invoke the Romantic SpaceIsAnOcean trope the name space marine works just fine. Sometimes, "space marine" [[CulturalTranslation is culturally translated]] into "space [insert badass military unit here]" - for instance in Russia space marines are often called "space landing forces" (''kosmodesantniki'') after the VDV[[note]]Vozdushno-desantnye voyska, "air-landing forces".[[/note]] an airborne unit of the Russian military that has roughly the same reputation as the [[SemperFi USMC]] and [[BritsWithBattleships Royal Marines]] in American and British cultures.

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It should be noted that the name "space marine" is actually a misnomer -- there's no water in deep space. Works aiming for more realism or a more RayGunGothic feel may prefer to call them "espatiers." But for those wanting more to invoke the Romantic SpaceIsAnOcean trope the name space marine works just fine. Sometimes, "space marine" [[CulturalTranslation is culturally translated]] into "space [insert badass military unit here]" - for instance in Russia space marines are often called "space landing forces" (''kosmodesantniki'') after the VDV[[note]]Vozdushno-desantnye voyska, "air-landing forces".[[/note]] an airborne unit of the Russian military that has roughly the same reputation as the [[SemperFi USMC]] and [[BritsWithBattleships [[UsefulNotes/BritsWithBattleships Royal Marines]] in American and British cultures.
24th Nov '17 7:19:39 PM DastardlyDemolition
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** Let's go into what exactly goes into making a 'Space Marine' by [[SerialEscalation 40k standards]]. Your aspirants are usually natives of a DeathWorld and/or a ProudWarriorRaceGuy culture, and [[TheSpartanWay go through extensive trials to whittle it down to the very best of those]]. Then comes the SuperSerum- the gene-seed derived from the children of a PhysicalGod, which alters your very appearance to be more like your Primarch. Then you have many additional organs and bionics gradually implanted, [[BizarreHumanBiology a second heart, a third lung, acid spit glands]], and then you begin your combat engagements as a Scout. If you survive those, you then get the Black Carapace, a large skin implant that interfaces with the PoweredArmor you just earned the right to wear. All this time you'll receive training in every aspect of military life and activity, and indoctrinated into a [[WarriorMonk fanatical faith in the Emperor]], and [[TrainingFromHell undergo difficult and deadly initiation rituals]], and constantly monitored for any sign of corruption, weakness or disloyalty. If you survive all that? Congratulations, you're now (at least as far as your role on the tabletop) [[{{Mook}} a disposable shield for a heavy weapons team]].

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** Let's go into what exactly goes into making a 'Space Marine' by [[SerialEscalation 40k standards]]. Your aspirants are usually natives of a DeathWorld and/or a ProudWarriorRaceGuy culture, culture ages 10 to 14, and [[TheSpartanWay go through extensive trials to whittle it down to the very best of those]]. Then comes the SuperSerum- the gene-seed derived from the children of a PhysicalGod, which alters your very appearance to be more like your Primarch. Then you have many additional organs and bionics gradually implanted, [[BizarreHumanBiology a second heart, a third lung, acid spit glands]], and then you begin your combat engagements as a Scout.Scout at age 15 the youngest. If you survive those, you then get the Black Carapace, a large skin implant that interfaces with the PoweredArmor you just earned the right to wear. All this time you'll receive training in every aspect of military life and activity, and indoctrinated into a [[WarriorMonk fanatical faith in the Emperor]], and [[TrainingFromHell undergo difficult and deadly initiation rituals]], and constantly monitored for any sign of corruption, weakness or disloyalty. If you survive all that? Congratulations, you're now (at least as far as your role on the tabletop) [[{{Mook}} a disposable shield for a heavy weapons team]]. And if you survive ''that'' and have centuries of battle under your belt, you are given the honor of being part of the 1st Company Terminator squads. And you you manage to survive '''that''' you are likely to be a Dreadnought, allowed to sleep in a life-sustaining sarcophagus until you are needed to fight in a 20 foot tall walking machine.
6th Oct '17 4:14:07 PM RedScharlach
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This page shouldn't be to be confused with the video game ''VideoGame/Warhammer40000SpaceMarine'', though that game pretty much is about them.

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This page shouldn't be to be confused with the video game ''VideoGame/Warhammer40000SpaceMarine'', though that game pretty much is about them.



* "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 ''[[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 insistence for the film was that his first name be 'John'. In ''[[Fanfic/DoomRepercussionsOfEvil Repercussions of Evil]]'', he was named John Stalvern. In the ''[[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.
5th Oct '17 10:47:36 PM Adeon
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** The Manticoran Marines are particularly notable since they are trained to serve both as infantry and to help run the ship they are stationed (mostly as weapon crews). This allows Manticoran ships to carry larger marine detachments than other nations since having extra marines on board doesn't decrease the number of people on board who are trained to run the ship.
28th Sep '17 2:32:04 AM dvorak
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* The special ability of the Hoplite Carrier in ''VideoGame/SpaceTyrant'' is to deploy a squad of these as a BoardingParty, messing with one of the enemy's ships.
30th Aug '17 7:44:40 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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** Let's go into what exactly goes into making a 'Space Marine' by [[SerialEscalation 40k standards]]. Your aspirants are usually natives of a DeathWorld and/or a ProudWarriorRaceGuy culture, and [[TheSpartanWay go through extensive trials to whittle it down to the very best of those]]. Then comes the SuperSerum- the gene-seed derived from the children of a PhysicalGod, which alters your very appearance to be more like your Primarch. Then you have many additional organs and bionics gradually implanted, [[BizarreAlienBiology a second heart, a third lung, acid spit glands]], and then you begin your combat engagements as a Scout. If you survive those, you then get the Black Carapace, a large skin implant that interfaces with the PoweredArmor you just earned the right to wear. All this time you'll receive training in every aspect of military life and activity, and indoctrinated into a [[WarriorMonk fanatical faith in the Emperor]], and [[TrainingFromHell undergo difficult and deadly initiation rituals]], and constantly monitored for any sign of corruption, weakness or disloyalty. If you survive all that? Congratulations, you're now (at least as far as your role on the tabletop) [[{{Mook}} a disposable shield for a heavy weapons team]].

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** Let's go into what exactly goes into making a 'Space Marine' by [[SerialEscalation 40k standards]]. Your aspirants are usually natives of a DeathWorld and/or a ProudWarriorRaceGuy culture, and [[TheSpartanWay go through extensive trials to whittle it down to the very best of those]]. Then comes the SuperSerum- the gene-seed derived from the children of a PhysicalGod, which alters your very appearance to be more like your Primarch. Then you have many additional organs and bionics gradually implanted, [[BizarreAlienBiology [[BizarreHumanBiology a second heart, a third lung, acid spit glands]], and then you begin your combat engagements as a Scout. If you survive those, you then get the Black Carapace, a large skin implant that interfaces with the PoweredArmor you just earned the right to wear. All this time you'll receive training in every aspect of military life and activity, and indoctrinated into a [[WarriorMonk fanatical faith in the Emperor]], and [[TrainingFromHell undergo difficult and deadly initiation rituals]], and constantly monitored for any sign of corruption, weakness or disloyalty. If you survive all that? Congratulations, you're now (at least as far as your role on the tabletop) [[{{Mook}} a disposable shield for a heavy weapons team]].
7th Aug '17 8:58:22 PM PaulA
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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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* The US Marine Corps becomes this in Creator/WilliamHKeithJr's Creator/IanDouglas'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 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.
29th Jul '17 10:11:07 AM itcheyness
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* In the Frontlines series by Marko Kloos, the two main earth factions have space marines for ship security on their naval ships, garrisoning their colonies, and taking colonies away from the other faction. The United North American Commonwealth marines trace their lineage back to the United States Marines of the modern day. The Sino-Russian Alliance marines appear to be descendants of current Russian Airborne Troops and Russian Marines as they are mentioned as wearing blue striped telnyashkas.
3rd Jul '17 4:31:58 PM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* In all of his forms, [[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.
* The KSS Marines in NexusGate serve as the game's space marines. They guard the Kovolis held space from space pirates and other criminals.

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* In all of his forms, [[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.
* The KSS Marines in NexusGate serve as the game's space marines. They guard the Kovolis held space from space pirates and other criminals.
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* In all of his forms, [[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.
* The KSS Marines in NexusGate serve as the game's space marines. They guard the Kovolis held space from space pirates and other criminals.
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