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21st May '17 8:40:45 AM Discar
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* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary''. To begin with, every human supposed to fight, including most of Tagon's Toughs, has "soldier boosts" (implants and {{Nanomachines}}) that optimize metabolism (they are [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2011-12-01 mostly]] immune to intoxication, for one), improve reaction, strength and toughness enough that grunts [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2010-01-09 can throw punches]] twice as strong as XX century professional boxers, without using protection or severely damaging themselves. With a PoweredArmor on top of this.
--> Fully inertic, flight-capable, [[PoweredArmor powered]] fullerene uniforms: about ''two years' salary'' for a grunt, assuminghe has to buy them himself.
--> Unlicensed soldier-boosting of the metabolism, enhancing strength, speed and reaction time: ''three years' salary'' and ''five in prison'' if you're ''[[NotCheatingUnlessYouGetCaught caught]]''.
--> [[OhCrap The look on your foes' faces]] when you [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2004-12-03 crash in from a standing start]]: ''priceless''.

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* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary''. ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary''.
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To begin with, every human supposed to fight, including most of Tagon's Toughs, has "soldier boosts" (implants and {{Nanomachines}}) that optimize metabolism (they are [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2011-12-01 mostly]] immune to intoxication, for one), improve reaction, strength and toughness enough that grunts [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2010-01-09 can throw punches]] twice as strong as XX century professional boxers, without using protection or severely damaging themselves. With a PoweredArmor on top of this.
--> ---> Fully inertic, flight-capable, [[PoweredArmor powered]] fullerene uniforms: about ''two years' salary'' for a grunt, assuminghe has to buy them himself.
-->
himself.\\
Unlicensed soldier-boosting of the metabolism, enhancing strength, speed and reaction time: ''three years' salary'' and ''five in prison'' if you're ''[[NotCheatingUnlessYouGetCaught caught]]''.
-->
caught]]''.\\
[[OhCrap The look on your foes' faces]] when you [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2004-12-03 crash in from a standing start]]: ''priceless''.



* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' has the Jägermonsters, "constructs" with a rather FrankensteinsMonster meets Doctor Moreau appearance. Dressed up in the shiniest of Napoleonic uniforms (Prussian style) and really {{Nice Hat}}s. Complete with silly German accent and the habit of being [[BoisterousBruiser loud]] except when sneaking. Fangs, the claws, the super-strength, and the fact that they may well be immortal. They are are also "ideal soldiers" mentally. [[BloodKnight Always ready to fight]], honorable (they even have a proper [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20100609 duel code]]) and extremely loyal to their liege and creators, the House of Heterodyne. Also, good sport -- they admire people who manage to beat them and so far we saw them hitting on ladies [[LoveAtFirstPunch only after knocked out by the lady in question]]. Most of them are staunchly loyal to the Heterodynes ([[UndyingLoyalty by choice]], no less) and aren't exactly as monstrous as rumored to be. That doesn't stop normal people from trying to hang them, though.
** Also, [[spoiler: Airman Higgs]] is looking a lot like this. There's speculation that [[spoiler: he might even ''be'' a Jägermonster; the "Sneaky General that keeps lots of secrets" to be exact.]]
** And almost every {{Mad Scientist}} is building his own. (and we are talking about a world that is ruled by mad scientists)

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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' has the ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'':
** The
Jägermonsters, "constructs" with a rather FrankensteinsMonster meets Doctor Moreau appearance. Dressed up in the shiniest of Napoleonic uniforms (Prussian style) and really {{Nice Hat}}s. Complete with silly German accent and the habit of being [[BoisterousBruiser loud]] except when sneaking. Fangs, the claws, the super-strength, and the fact that they may well be immortal. They are are also "ideal soldiers" mentally. [[BloodKnight Always ready to fight]], honorable (they even have a proper [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20100609 duel code]]) and extremely loyal to their liege and creators, the House of Heterodyne. Also, good sport -- they admire people who manage to beat them and so far we saw them hitting on ladies [[LoveAtFirstPunch only after knocked out by the lady in question]]. Most of them are staunchly loyal to the Heterodynes ([[UndyingLoyalty by choice]], no less) and aren't exactly as monstrous as rumored to be. That doesn't stop normal people from trying to hang them, though.
** Also, [[spoiler: Airman Higgs]] is looking looks a lot like this. There's speculation that [[spoiler: he might even ''be'' a Jägermonster; the "Sneaky General that keeps lots of secrets" to be exact.]]
** And almost Almost every {{Mad Scientist}} is building MadScientist tries to build his own. (and we own super soldier, thought the Jägers are talking about a world that is ruled by mad scientists)the most successful. Other super soldiers tend to [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters turn on their creator]].
13th May '17 4:23:37 PM nombretomado
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* The Terran Ghost units in ''{{Starcraft}}''. As well as arguably every single Protoss unit.

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* The Terran Ghost units in ''{{Starcraft}}''.''VideoGame/StarCraft''. As well as arguably every single Protoss unit.
12th May '17 11:07:30 PM ahasemore
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** Assuming aliens count, Protoss are the very embodiment of this trope. Zealots, the most basic protoss soldier, are 9 ft tall cybernetically enhanced warriors with decades of training, plasma shields, laser beam wolverine claws, and apparently capable of walking as fast as a motor vehicle and charging much faster than that. Oh yeah, and the can absorb as much damage as a tank (and survive a direct tank blast to the face without even losing their shields - and a couple more when their shields are down!).

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** Assuming aliens count, Protoss are the very embodiment of this trope. Zealots, the most basic protoss soldier, are 9 ft tall cybernetically enhanced warriors with decades of training, plasma shields, laser beam wolverine claws, and apparently capable of walking as fast as a motor vehicle and charging much faster than that. Oh yeah, and the they can absorb as much damage as a tank (and survive a direct tank blast to the face without even losing their shields - and a couple more when their shields are down!).
12th May '17 4:29:29 PM Prometheus117
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** The head of the Vinsmoke family, Vinsmoke Judge, seeks to create super soldiers through [[spoiler:genetically enhancing his own children from a young age, and subject them to TrainingFromHell to bring out their inner potential; he could then have them lead his armies, and clone them to make even ''more'' super soldiers. While that training paid off fine with four of his kids, it failed with Sanji, who remained a regular human being despite his modified genes.]]

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** The head of the Vinsmoke family, Vinsmoke Judge, seeks to create super soldiers through [[spoiler:genetically enhancing his own children from a young age, and subject them to TrainingFromHell to bring out their inner potential; he could then have them lead his armies, and clone them to make even ''more'' super soldiers. While that training paid off fine with four of his kids, it failed with Sanji, who remained a regular human being despite his modified genes.genes thanks to the actions of his mother, who took a drug that was meant to counteract the genetic enhancements and the [[EmotionSuppression effects that came with it]].]]
12th May '17 4:20:58 PM Prometheus117
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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 few years with most of them conquering their respective planets by the time they 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.

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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 few years with most of them conquering their respective planets by the time they 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]] (though it should be noted that this was the point he started really tapping into his own psyker powers, and he received the label of "weakest" for his preference for using diplomacy and faith to win campaigns, things he pushed to the side after his fall) and Magnus casually went toe to toe with Ork Super Gargants.
29th Apr '17 2:52:39 AM Yukianesa
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** The Imperial Guard are conspicuous for being the sole ''exception'' to this trope. They're not bioengineered killing machines or ancient warriors with hyper-advanced weaponry, they're just ordinary human men and women, handed a rifle and a flak jacket, or put inside a tank if they're lucky. On a good day they'll beat any of the armies listed above, and ''that'' arguably makes them the most badass of all.

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** The Imperial Guard are conspicuous for being the sole ''exception'' to this trope. They're not bioengineered killing machines or ancient warriors with hyper-advanced weaponry, they're just ordinary human men and women, handed a rifle and a flak jacket, or put inside a tank if they're lucky. On a good day they'll beat any of the armies listed above, and ''that'' arguably makes them the most badass of all. And even then, the Catachan, Krieg and Cadian regiments will occasionally straddle this line [[BadassNormal just through sheer competence and training alone]].
12th Apr '17 6:24:56 AM kyojikasshu
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* The creation of Serpentor in ''[[ComicBook/GIJoeARealAmericanHeroMarvel G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero]]'' was approved by Cobra Commander with the objective of creating the ultimate super soldier. Unlike the [[WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero cartoon version]], Serpentor wasn't explicitly created to replace Cobra Commander, but his natural charisma in leading the defense and evacuation of Springfield just moments after his "birth" made Cobra Commander [[OhCrap realize]] he'd inadvertently greenlighted the creation of his own rival.

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* The creation of Serpentor in ''[[ComicBook/GIJoeARealAmericanHeroMarvel G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero]]'' was approved by Cobra Commander with the objective of creating the ultimate super soldier.soldier to be a general serving under him. Unlike the [[WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero cartoon version]], Serpentor wasn't explicitly created to replace Cobra Commander, but his natural charisma in leading the defense and evacuation of Springfield just moments after his "birth" made Cobra Commander [[OhCrap realize]] he'd inadvertently greenlighted the creation of his own rival.
12th Apr '17 6:10:22 AM kyojikasshu
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* The creation of Serpentor in ''[[ComicBook/GIJoeARealAmericanHeroMarvel G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero]] was approved by Cobra Commander with the objective of creating the ultimate super soldier. Unlike the [[WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero cartoon version]], Serpentor wasn't explicitly created to replace Cobra Commander, but his natural charisma in leading the defense and evacuation of Springfield just moments after his "birth" made Cobra Commander [[OhCrap realize]] he'd inadvertently greenlighted the creation of his own rival.

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* The creation of Serpentor in ''[[ComicBook/GIJoeARealAmericanHeroMarvel G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero]] Hero]]'' was approved by Cobra Commander with the objective of creating the ultimate super soldier. Unlike the [[WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero cartoon version]], Serpentor wasn't explicitly created to replace Cobra Commander, but his natural charisma in leading the defense and evacuation of Springfield just moments after his "birth" made Cobra Commander [[OhCrap realize]] he'd inadvertently greenlighted the creation of his own rival.
12th Apr '17 6:09:40 AM kyojikasshu
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* The creation of Serpentor in ''[[ComicBook/GIJoeARealAmericanHeroMarvel G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero]] was approved by Cobra Commander with the objective of creating the ultimate super soldier. Unlike the [[WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero cartoon version]], Serpentor wasn't explicitly created to replace Cobra Commander, but his natural charisma in leading the defense and evacuation of Springfield just moments after his "birth" made Cobra Commander [[OhCrap realize]] he'd inadvertently greenlighted the creation of his own rival.
31st Mar '17 5:30:20 AM Willbyr
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-->-- '''Primarch Roboute Guilliman''', ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''

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-->-- '''Primarch Roboute Guilliman''', ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'': Every faction worth their salt has at least groups of those. Examples include: Entire Cadian, Catachan and Krieg population (even more so with Kaskrin, White Shields and Grenadiers),[[note]]Learn to shoot before learn to walk[[/note]] Stormtroopers, Sisters of Battle[[note]]Raised in an orphanage with very intense military training[[/note]], every form of Space Marines, Adeptus Custodes,[[note]]"proper" Supersoldiers created from template or personally by God Emperor of Mankind[[/note]] Skitarii[[note]]Cybernetic warriors of the Mechanicus[[/note]], every Eldar that walked Path of Warrior[[note]]Creates entire new personality from scratch that is filled with only rage and hate. Sometimes it sticks that person can no longer switch to his normal persona[[/note]], the Fire Caste of Tau[[note]]Trained from birth, have minor cybernetic augmentations.[[/note]], entire Tyranid, Ork, Necron and Daemon races[[note]]They all were designed for war. Some are more elitist than the others[[/note]]. In this kind of universe, its pretty much a prerequisite for survival. And sometimes even these aren't enough.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'': ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'': Every faction worth their salt has at least groups of those. Examples include: Entire Cadian, Catachan and Krieg population (even more so with Kaskrin, White Shields and Grenadiers),[[note]]Learn to shoot before learn to walk[[/note]] Stormtroopers, Sisters of Battle[[note]]Raised in an orphanage with very intense military training[[/note]], every form of Space Marines, Adeptus Custodes,[[note]]"proper" Supersoldiers created from template or personally by God Emperor of Mankind[[/note]] Skitarii[[note]]Cybernetic warriors of the Mechanicus[[/note]], every Eldar that walked Path of Warrior[[note]]Creates entire new personality from scratch that is filled with only rage and hate. Sometimes it sticks that person can no longer switch to his normal persona[[/note]], the Fire Caste of Tau[[note]]Trained from birth, have minor cybernetic augmentations.[[/note]], entire Tyranid, Ork, Necron and Daemon races[[note]]They all were designed for war. Some are more elitist than the others[[/note]]. In this kind of universe, its pretty much a prerequisite for survival. And sometimes even these aren't enough.
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