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11th Aug '17 6:48:20 PM njein123
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* ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcomClashOfTheSuperheroes'': The SecretCharacter known as Shadow Lady is [[VideoGame/StreetFighter Chun-Li]] from an AlternateUniverse where she was [[ReforgedIntoAMinion forcibly turned into a]] [[UnwillingRoboticization brainwashed cybernetic minion]] for Shadaloo. Before she was forcibly roboticized, Chun-Li routinely foiled Shadaloo's plans at every turn, and in retaliation, Shadaloo kidnapped, experimented and [[{{Cyborg}} cyborgized]] her for the sake of turning her into a pawn against Interpol. When the task was completed, they turned her into a living weapon, complete with a new name and transformed her into M. Bison's [[TheDragon top operative]]. Unlike Shadow--a roboticized Charlie Nash, who escaped shortly after being transformed--Shadaloo added a RestrainingBolt to Shadow Lady's programming and internal systems so the cyborg would [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul remain fully obedient and loyal to Bison]], and complete her missions by having her body be remotely controlled, essentially making her a [[DarkActionGirl Dark Action]] RobotGirl. As Shadow Lady, [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul Chun-Li's formerly cheerful personality was obliterated, and her body's physiology altered so it]] [[EmotionlessGirl experienced no emotion apart from being a ruthless but highly effective killing machine]] and assassin for Shadaloo - in essence, she is essentially a completely different person inhabiting her body and mind (being more machine than human), and serves as nothing but a weapon against her former allies and Interpol. It's also been implied that deep down, [[AndIMustScream the old Chun-Li is still there on some level]], and is at least partially aware of what she has done. Even if her allies ever managed to revive her, [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone Chun-Li would have to deal with the]] [[HeelRealization guilt of being a tool for Shadaloo]], not to mention the fact that [[RealityEnsues being a brainwashed robotic minion wouldn't go away overnight]] should she become a good person again. Aside from retaining a few moves from her non-cyborgified variant, she has built-in high tech weaponry, and all of this was augmented to her robotic body, like the T-X from the ''{{Franchise/Terminator}}'' series, thus making her more faster and stronger than Shadow, but at the cost of becoming a brainwashed minion for Shadaloo. She shoots [[HomingProjectile homing]]/[[MissileLockOn heat-seeking missiles]] from [[BackpackCannon her back]], thrusts forward with [[ThisIsADrill a drill]], encases herself in a [[ShockAndAwe electric barrier]] (that also [[DeflectorShield deflects attacks]] and stuns opponents), miniaturized Vernier thrusters in her feet that enable her to jump much higher (and allow her to kick more rapidly) and fires a large beam ([[ArmCannon Big Bang Laser]]) from [[HandBlast her palms]]. [[spoiler:In her ending however, she manages to [[HeroicWillpower overcome Shadaloo's brainwashing,]] [[HeelFaceTurn regain her original memories as Chun-Li]], and join forces with Shadow in taking down Shadaloo. Despite this, she retains her robotic parts even after the brainwashing broke.]]
9th Aug '17 8:02:17 AM Eze
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* The titular battleforce from ''VideoGame/TemplarBattleforce'' is composed of these; each is a SpaceMarine with GeneticMemory that allows them to pilot their PoweredArmor.
2nd Aug '17 8:05:01 PM SantosLHalper
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[[caption-width-right:315:Seven feet tall, power-armoured, genetically-engineered, a full-auto rocket launcher for a pistol, and a fist that can kill tanks: Your average {{elite mook|s}} in ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000''.]]

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[[caption-width-right:315:Seven feet tall, power-armoured, genetically-engineered, a full-auto rocket launcher for a pistol, and a fist that can kill tanks: Your average {{elite mook|s}} SpaceMarine in ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000''.]]
8th Jul '17 5:44:20 PM MadAnthony94
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*** And the main twist of ''The Order'''s series was that the villains (the Men from [[FunWithAcronyms SHADOW]]- that is, Super Human Development and Operation) were part of a government program that had tried to do the same thing with a ''Forty-Eight'' State Initiative back in the 50s.
8th Jul '17 7:17:28 AM Schol-R-LEA
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** While the experience of WWII has put most national armed forces off of super soldiers for field units, experiments did continue, often with disappointing or even tragic results. As a result, focus has shifted towards elite training and PowerArmor rather than augmentation, as well as in using those who are already Empowered - primarily mutants, especially those who come through [[SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy's]] JROTC program. While teams such as [[CapeBusters EQUALIZER]] (better known as [[TheDreaded The Dragonslayers]]) could be considered Super Soldiers, they accomplished what they did through superior tactics, and at the price of staggering casualty rates.
** However, Super Soldier forces are not unknown as henchmen for SuperVillains, and even for mercenary units (who are often the same thing). Notable examples include the Paramount Guards' Catamount Troopers, the Tiger Guards' Sabretooths, the Chessmaster's Chessmen, and Dr. Diabolik's Dog Soldiers. Of specific note are the Animen, who were originally created as a breeding population for future supersoldiers.



* [[https://blog.rsb.org.uk/is-it-possible-to-make-a-real-life-captain-america/ This article]] details the biological reasons why science can not create a super soldier like Captain America in real life.

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* [[https://blog.rsb.org.uk/is-it-possible-to-make-a-real-life-captain-america/ This article]] details the biological reasons reason why science can not create a super soldier like Captain America in real life.
7th Jul '17 1:25:13 PM JackG
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** ''Literature/BlackMan'' by the same author has the Thirteens, genetically-engineered Alpha Male {{sociopathic soldier}}s.
7th Jul '17 1:20:27 PM JackG
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* Australian author Rick Kennett wrote several short stories about Cy De Gerch, a [[ChildSoldier sixteen year-old]] Martian girl who's genetically-engineered to interact with the fire-control systems of a spaceship. She's not a SpaceMarine so has minimal combat training, but her reflexes still make her dangerous in hand-to-hand combat.
13th Jun '17 9:28:22 PM nombretomado
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* ''Literature/{{Gladiator}}'': Hugo Danner [[GuineaPigFamily has a professor father who experimented on him as a fetus]], so that he developed a reasonable degree of NighInvulnerability and SuperStrength. Trapped in WorldWarOne, he becomes a Super Soldier killing as many German soldiers as he can for the French Foreign Legion. He decides to win the war by Instant-Win Condition: hijacking a plane, infiltrating Germany and killing the German Emperor and his generals to force a DecapitatedArmy. Unfortunately, RealityEnsues and the war ends on his own accord. The truth is, ''modern wars (maybe since the nineteen century) are not won nor lost by soldiers anymore, but by economic and politic reasons out of any human being control''.

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* ''Literature/{{Gladiator}}'': Hugo Danner [[GuineaPigFamily has a professor father who experimented on him as a fetus]], so that he developed a reasonable degree of NighInvulnerability and SuperStrength. Trapped in WorldWarOne, UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, he becomes a Super Soldier killing as many German soldiers as he can for the French Foreign Legion. He decides to win the war by Instant-Win Condition: hijacking a plane, infiltrating Germany and killing the German Emperor and his generals to force a DecapitatedArmy. Unfortunately, RealityEnsues and the war ends on his own accord. The truth is, ''modern wars (maybe since the nineteen century) are not won nor lost by soldiers anymore, but by economic and politic reasons out of any human being control''.



* In the Literature/WhateleyUniverse, one of the theories about the growing number of mutants, especially in the US and Europe, is the heavy use of SuperSoldier experiments by both the Axis and Allies during WorldWarTwo; the idea is that many of the current mutants are the descendants of wartime supers. It is also explained that most of the SuperSoldier experiments went badly, either resulting in hideous transformations or severe psychological disorders, which resulted in many former 'patriotic heroes' becoming super-villains in the 1950s and 1960s.

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* In the Literature/WhateleyUniverse, one of the theories about the growing number of mutants, especially in the US and Europe, is the heavy use of SuperSoldier experiments by both the Axis and Allies during WorldWarTwo; UsefulNotes/WorldWarII; the idea is that many of the current mutants are the descendants of wartime supers. It is also explained that most of the SuperSoldier experiments went badly, either resulting in hideous transformations or severe psychological disorders, which resulted in many former 'patriotic heroes' becoming super-villains in the 1950s and 1960s.
9th Jun '17 9:16:07 PM nombretomado
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* In the WhateleyUniverse, one of the theories about the growing number of mutants, especially in the US and Europe, is the heavy use of SuperSoldier experiments by both the Axis and Allies during WorldWarTwo; the idea is that many of the current mutants are the descendants of wartime supers. It is also explained that most of the SuperSoldier experiments went badly, either resulting in hideous transformations or severe psychological disorders, which resulted in many former 'patriotic heroes' becoming super-villains in the 1950s and 1960s.

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* In the WhateleyUniverse, Literature/WhateleyUniverse, one of the theories about the growing number of mutants, especially in the US and Europe, is the heavy use of SuperSoldier experiments by both the Axis and Allies during WorldWarTwo; the idea is that many of the current mutants are the descendants of wartime supers. It is also explained that most of the SuperSoldier experiments went badly, either resulting in hideous transformations or severe psychological disorders, which resulted in many former 'patriotic heroes' becoming super-villains in the 1950s and 1960s.
9th Jun '17 3:34:20 PM nombretomado
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* {{Wildstorm}}'s Team 7 was an army unit involuntarily exposed to a "gen-factor" that turned them into supersoldiers. The downside was, the more they used their powers, [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity the crazier they got]]. Their children [[SuperpowerfulGenetics were also born super-powered]], forming the heroic Gen-13 and the [[AntiHero not so much]] [=DV8=].

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* {{Wildstorm}}'s {{Creator/Wildstorm}}'s Team 7 was an army unit involuntarily exposed to a "gen-factor" that turned them into supersoldiers. The downside was, the more they used their powers, [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity the crazier they got]]. Their children [[SuperpowerfulGenetics were also born super-powered]], forming the heroic Gen-13 and the [[AntiHero not so much]] [=DV8=].
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