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21st Feb '17 6:04:42 PM nombretomado
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* ''Videogame/FinalFantasyVII'' (and its associated Compilation works including CrisisCore) include numerous Super Soldiers, many of which were created using Mako energy, Jenova cells, a combination of both, and/or other experiments, to produce superhuman fighters with greatly improved combat abilities, including (but certainty not limited to) enhanced physical strength and speed.

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* ''Videogame/FinalFantasyVII'' (and its associated Compilation works including CrisisCore) ''VideoGame/CrisisCore'') include numerous Super Soldiers, many of which were created using Mako energy, Jenova cells, a combination of both, and/or other experiments, to produce superhuman fighters with greatly improved combat abilities, including (but certainty not limited to) enhanced physical strength and speed.
20th Feb '17 3:43:31 AM SniperJ
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* ''ComicBook/MicronautsIDW'' has the Acroyears: armored, genetically modified warriors armed with incredibly powerful weaponry, one of whom is a member of the titular team of heroes. He lives up to it even on [[ComicBook/HasbroComicUniverse Earth]], despite being [[LilliputianWarriors only four inches tall]].
19th Feb '17 10:18:57 PM Deathhacker
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** In ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert'' the Soviets created Volkov, the precursor to Nod's Divination and Cyborg program. Volkov is suppose to be an answer to Tanya, the Allies' mercenary commando, but far exceeds expectations since he can devastate ''tanks'' in addition to infantry and buildings. His metal endoskeleton also make him impervious to being crushed and can take a lot of punishment, far more than the human Tanya can. However, only one was ever made as the process was exceedingly expensive (and it's implied everyone else they tried this on did not survive the skeleton transplant).
** The Tiberium experiments Nod did during Renegade eventually lead to the creation and mass production of Cyborgs (who were already super soldiers by infantry standards) and among them certain ones were upgraded with Scrin Technology, creating Cyborg Commandos. These were powerful enough to level entire bases on their own and their plasma cannons can destroy the Mammoth MK2 in just three hits.
13th Feb '17 4:19:51 AM Yozzy
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[[caption-width-right:315:Eight feet tall, power-armoured, genetically-engineered, a full-auto rocket launcher for a pistol, and a fist that can kill tanks: Your average [[EliteMooks elite]] {{mook}} in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''.]]

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[[caption-width-right:315:Eight [[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 [[EliteMooks elite]] {{mook}} in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''.]]



** Space Marines (Imperium of Man): Fanatically dedicated, comprehensively superhuman genetically-engineered giants selected through decades of religious indoctrination and a form of TheSpartanWay that only one of a hundred aspirants even ''survive'', who carry fully automatic armor-piercing rocket-propelled grenade launchers as their basic gun, are strong enough to rip a man apart and can survive having a tank dropped on them. Among the more... [[BodyHorror interesting]] modifications are a second heart, a third lung, a second stomach, bones coated in naturally occurring ceramite, and a ribcage that is solidified into one large chunk of bone. On top of their large intelligence they also have the ability to eat the brains of enemies to incorporate their intellect. Their muscles are so thick that they are immune to any weapon smaller than a 9mm handgun, they can breathe water, they are immune to diseases, and they don't require sleep. If they are not killed, they will live forever.

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** Space Marines (Imperium of Man): Fanatically dedicated, comprehensively superhuman genetically-engineered superhuman, bio-engineered giants selected through decades of religious indoctrination and a form of TheSpartanWay that only one of a hundred aspirants even ''survive'', who carry fully automatic armor-piercing rocket-propelled grenade launchers as their basic gun, are strong enough to rip a man apart and can survive having a tank dropped on them. Among the more... [[BodyHorror interesting]] modifications They are made by implanting a young male human with bioengineered organs that radically alters their development on top of giving them superhuman capabilities; this includes a second heart, a third lung, a second stomach, an organ that causes bones coated to coat in naturally occurring ceramite, ceramite and a ribcage fuses the rib cage that is solidified into one large chunk of bone. bone, the can spit acid, and a tremendously enhanced sensory apparatus. On top of their large high intelligence they also have the ability to eat the brains of enemies to incorporate their intellect. Their knowledge. They are also "hypno-indoctrinated" to make them fanatically loyal and to give them a very narrow focus, so that all they think about is war and how to do it better, and possibly to impart knowledge on how to do just that. [[DependingOnTheAuthor Depending on who you ask]], they may also get genetic enhancements on top of their bodies being reworked from the ground up. Some chapters's have had the genome of their bioaugmentations corrupted for some reason or another, in some cases losing out on some abilities, but just as often it gives them something like giving them razor sharp bone spurs or perfect recall. Whatever the case, every Marine has muscles are so thick that they are immune to any weapon smaller than a 9mm handgun, they can breathe water, they are immune to diseases, most diseases, and they don't require sleep.only four hours of sleep though they can go days on end without it. If they are not killed, they will live forever.



** While Space Marines were Super Soldiers, the Primarchs were Super Generals. Created personally by the Emperor, they fully matured in a matter of few years with most of them conquering their respective planets in a matter of months once they put their minds into it. When Leman Russ met the Emperor, they had an eating, drinking and fighting contests. Emperor was displeased with such "hospitality", so he quickly ended the last contest by knocking out his son with a power fist hit. Leman Russ was tough enough to say that his headache was caused by the booze rather than by catching a hit that would rip apart a Baneblade by his skull. Lorgar, deemed to be the weakest of primarchs, was able to fight and win against the Anngrath, the mightiest Greater Daemon of Khorne [[note]]The single most dangerous model available at the tabletop[[/note]] and Magnus casually went toe to toe with Ork Super Gargants.

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** While Space Marines were Super Soldiers, the Primarchs were Super Generals. Created personally by the Emperor, they fully matured in just a matter of few years with most of them conquering their respective planets in a matter of months once by the time they put their minds into it.were adults in the conventional sense. When Leman Russ met the Emperor, they had an eating, drinking and fighting contests. Emperor was displeased with such "hospitality", so he quickly ended the last contest by knocking out his son with a power fist hit. Leman Russ was tough enough to say that his headache was caused by the booze rather than by catching a hit that would rip apart a Baneblade by his skull. Lorgar, deemed to be the weakest of primarchs, was able to fight and win against the Anngrath, the mightiest Greater Daemon of Khorne [[note]]The single most dangerous model available at the tabletop[[/note]] and Magnus casually went toe to toe with Ork Super Gargants.
13th Feb '17 2:42:43 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Literature/TheHistoryOfTheGalaxy'', the advances in brain implant tech have resulted in some people being given at least half a dozen brain implants that allow them to interact with technology on an unprecedented level. Cybreakers are futuristic hackers with many implants. It's useless to threaten them with a standard-issue MagneticWeapon, as they'll simply disable it remotely. You'd have to find an ancient chemical slug-thrower to be effective. Besides, since everyone has at least one brain implant since they're children (for controlling basic tech), a Cybreaker can just hack it and do things like scan a person's memories, implant false sensory input, or just fry the brain. Mnemonics are Cybreakers trained to fight the criminal ones. There are also Battle Mnemonics, who are the offensive version. They are trained from childhood to be able to take on a dozen Cybreakers at once. In later books, the Confederacy Navy starts using Mnemonics as the pilots of their newest fighter craft due to the great number of advanced systems onboard. Some are even able to hide the craft from enemy sensors by constantly tuning the specialized sensor and shield packages on the fighter.
13th Feb '17 2:19:51 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''VideoGame/CivilizationBeyondEarth'' this is what your infantry eventually turn into, one way or another. They start out as guys in NASA space suits with guns, but by end game, well it depends on which tech affinity you adhere to. With Harmony they are bio-armor wearing [[HalfHumanHybrid Half-Human, Half-Alien Hybrids]] that heal by breathing in ''poison gas''. With Purity bio-augmented seven foot giants in PoweredArmor that are about one step removed from 40K Space Marines. With Supremacy they are insectoid-looking more machine-than-man {{Cyborg}} shock troops.

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* In ''VideoGame/CivilizationBeyondEarth'' this is what your infantry eventually turn into, one way or another. They start out as guys in NASA space suits with guns, but by end game, well it depends on which tech affinity you adhere to. With Harmony they are bio-armor wearing [[HalfHumanHybrid Half-Human, Half-Alien Hybrids]] that heal by breathing in ''poison gas''. With Purity bio-augmented seven foot giants in PoweredArmor that are about one step removed from 40K Space Marines. With Supremacy they are insectoid-looking more machine-than-man {{Cyborg}} shock troops. The ''Rising Tide'' DLC adds hybrid affinities. Supremacy-Harmony infantry look like biomechanical alien CyberCyclops. Harmony-Purity looks like an Ancient Egyptian holy warrior in gleaming gold-and-purple armor, genetically engineered to be godlike. Purity-Supremacy has a "perfect" human soldier operating an advanced armor with animal-level AI.
12th Feb '17 7:21:13 PM ChronoLegion
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** Also in Zahn's Blackcollar trilogy: the Blackcollars are deliberately low-tech supersoldiers, created using drugs to enhance speed and strength, then equipped with low profile body armor and weapons like shuriken, nunchaku, and slingshots, in order to wage a guerrilla war against an enemy capable of tracking more advanced weapons.

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** Also in Zahn's Blackcollar trilogy: the Blackcollars are deliberately low-tech supersoldiers, created using drugs to enhance speed and strength, then equipped with low profile body armor and weapons like shuriken, nunchaku, and slingshots, in order to wage a guerrilla war against an enemy capable of tracking more advanced weapons. This was a part of a two-pronged strategy for combatting an enemy with superior numbers: the Blackcollar use guerilla tactics on occupied planets, while ''Nova''-class cruisers are individually superior to anything the enemy has.
12th Feb '17 7:14:55 PM ChronoLegion
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* ''Literature/EndersGame'': Andrew 'Ender' Wiggin and the rest of the Battle School students; note that they were trained, not to fight personally, but as super-''generals''.

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* ''Literature/EndersGame'': Andrew 'Ender' Wiggin and the rest of the Battle School students; note that they were trained, not to fight personally, but as super-''generals''. The spin-off ''Shadow'' series has a scientist attempt to use genetic engineering to create super-intelligent people with the downside being an extremely low lifespan. [[spoiler:Bean is the only survivor of the program]].
8th Feb '17 6:22:57 PM Sharlee
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* Quarlo, from ''Series/TheOuterLimits1963'' episode "Soldier", had superhuman strength and hearing. Raised by the State of a far-future era to do nothing but fight, he was baffled by the peaceful ways and world he found himself in after accidentally being transported to 1964.

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* Quarlo, from ''Series/TheOuterLimits1963'' episode "Soldier", had superhuman strength and hearing. Raised by the State of a far-future era to do nothing but fight, he was baffled by the peaceful ways and world he found himself in after accidentally being transported to 1964.1964 in a freak accident.
8th Feb '17 6:21:46 PM Sharlee
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* Quarlo, from ''Series/TheOuterLimits'' episode "Soldier", had superhuman strength and hearing. Raised by the State of a far-future era to do nothing but fight, he was baffled by the peaceful ways and world he found himself in after accidentally being transported to 1964.

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* Quarlo, from ''Series/TheOuterLimits'' ''Series/TheOuterLimits1963'' episode "Soldier", had superhuman strength and hearing. Raised by the State of a far-future era to do nothing but fight, he was baffled by the peaceful ways and world he found himself in after accidentally being transported to 1964.
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