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10th Aug '17 6:56:06 AM DarkHunter
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* ''Anime/YoujoSenki'': This is how Tanya "trains" her personal battalion of elite mages. First day? She wakes them up in the early morning and subjects them to a 36 hour artillery bombardment with no time for preparation (with a few live rounds mixed in with the dummy shells to keep them on their toes), and immediately after orders them to hike several dozen kilometers within 48 hours while being hunted by military forces with air support and tracking dogs. Within a couple of months, her mages are among the most elite soldiers in the whole Empire. Of course, her real intent was not to produce super soldiers, but to scare the recruits into giving up... which failed utterly.

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* ''Anime/YoujoSenki'': ''LightNovel/YoujoSenki'': This is how Tanya "trains" her personal battalion of elite mages. First day? She wakes them up in the early morning and subjects them to a 36 hour artillery bombardment with no time for preparation (with a few live rounds mixed in with the dummy shells to keep them on their toes), and immediately after orders them to hike several dozen kilometers within 48 hours while being hunted by military forces with air support and tracking dogs. Within a couple of months, her mages are among the most elite soldiers in the whole Empire. Of course, her real intent was not to produce super soldiers, but to scare the recruits into giving up... which failed utterly.
10th Aug '17 6:55:22 AM DarkHunter
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* ''Anime/YoujoSenki'': This is how Tanya "trains" her personal battalion of elite mages. First day? She wakes them up in the early morning and subjects them to a 36 hour artillery bombardment with no time for preparation (with a few live rounds mixed in with the dummy shells to keep them on their toes), and immediately after orders them to hike several dozen kilometers within 48 hours while being hunted by military forces with air support and tracking dogs. Within a couple of months, her mages are among the most elite soldiers in the whole Empire. Of course, her real intent was not to produce super soldiers, but to scare the recruits into giving up... which failed utterly.
30th Jul '17 4:46:10 PM Neakal
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* The [[RedBaron Golden Division]] of the Iraqi Army was trained by the United States to be a counter-terrorism squad akin to SEAL. As such, their training involved methods quite similar to the aforementioned SEAL training. In addition to to being highly trained and disciplined, many of its members are also [[ChurchMilitant very religious]], giving the unit an extra level of motivation. Tellingly, when the Iraqi Army collapsed against ISIS in 2014, the Golden Division was one of the few units that remained active at peak capacity. Unfortunately, due to their reliability, they have been repeatedly deployed in theatres they were not equipped or trained to deal with. The intense, months long urban fighting across Mosul, in particular, has [[https://www.buzzfeed.com/mikegiglio/on-the-front-lines-of-the-fight-with-isis?utm_term=.kcP363MVb#.owNQrQwpV taken a toll on the numbers]].
30th Jul '17 11:27:44 AM Dvandemon
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** Downplayed in RWBY as this is a course for a specific group of people that is not the norm for everyone in society. Fighting monsters and landing from a great fall are all implied to involve a lot of prior vetted studying and the only reason it staggers Jaune is because he enrolled with forged records.
23rd Jul '17 3:10:25 PM nombretomado
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* In the Creator/SvenHassel WW2 novel ''Monte Cassino'' the 27th Penal Panzer Regiment is commanded by Major Mike Braun, a German-American and former US Marine.

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* In the Creator/SvenHassel WW2 [=WW2=] novel ''Monte Cassino'' the 27th Penal Panzer Regiment is commanded by Major Mike Braun, a German-American and former US Marine.
28th Apr '17 6:44:43 AM ScorpiusOB1
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* First Order stormtroopers in ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' are said to be trained that way since childhood, plus of course political indoctrination.


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* Inquisitors, especially the High ones (those that have supernatural powers) in ''TabletopGame/AnimaBeyondFantasy'', are said to suffer since childhood a training so hard, including of course religious indoctrination, that few survive the ordeal -those less worthy end up as guards of the place-
16th Apr '17 2:42:46 PM nombretomado
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** For the Literature/SpaceWolves, ''dying'' is actually a prerequisite for joining. Their homeworld of Fenris is kept in a primitive state, encouraging inter-tribal warfare among its Viking-like societies. Sufficiently valorous young warriors who fall in battle are taken from the field, revived, and subjected to the usual Space Marine testing process. On top of this, the would-be Space Wolf must also learn to master his inner beast, lest he degenerate into a lupine abomination. Unlike other chapters, the Space Wolves group their newest members into fully-armored Blood Claw packs, headstrong young glory hounds seeking to distinguish themselves and earn promotion. Their scout equivalents are actually older, more experienced warriors. This also continues all the way through their career; Space Wolf packs are set in stone at the Bloodclaw stage and they can never replace lost squad members. This is why Bloodclaws usually number 15-20, Grey Hunters (the next step) having from 10-5, and the eldest Longfangs having just barely 5 man squads; centuries of war prune the weaker members of the pack, leaving only the exceptionally strong. Lone Wolves are those who lost their entire pack to a random disaster, and have gone insane from the experience (and, along with Wolf Guards, are the only exceptions) and isolation.

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** For the Literature/SpaceWolves, [[Literature/SpaceWolf Space Wolves]], ''dying'' is actually a prerequisite for joining. Their homeworld of Fenris is kept in a primitive state, encouraging inter-tribal warfare among its Viking-like societies. Sufficiently valorous young warriors who fall in battle are taken from the field, revived, and subjected to the usual Space Marine testing process. On top of this, the would-be Space Wolf must also learn to master his inner beast, lest he degenerate into a lupine abomination. Unlike other chapters, the Space Wolves group their newest members into fully-armored Blood Claw packs, headstrong young glory hounds seeking to distinguish themselves and earn promotion. Their scout equivalents are actually older, more experienced warriors. This also continues all the way through their career; Space Wolf packs are set in stone at the Bloodclaw stage and they can never replace lost squad members. This is why Bloodclaws usually number 15-20, Grey Hunters (the next step) having from 10-5, and the eldest Longfangs having just barely 5 man squads; centuries of war prune the weaker members of the pack, leaving only the exceptionally strong. Lone Wolves are those who lost their entire pack to a random disaster, and have gone insane from the experience (and, along with Wolf Guards, are the only exceptions) and isolation.
9th Apr '17 5:45:36 PM nombretomado
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* Harsh training methods are common for all trying to become a warrior of Athena in ''SaintSeiya''. Some aspiring Saints get off lucky, and get to train one-on-one with a benevolent (or, at worst, indifferent) master such as [[OldMaster Libra Dohko]], Eagle Marin, or the [[AnIcePerson Crystal Saint]]. But the vast, ''vast'' majority are sent to training camps where they must compete for the right to don the sacred Cloth... if not for their very ''lives''. Andromeda Island and especially Athena's Sanctuary have {{Death Course}}s where battalions of trainees must survive both daily combat as well as environmental hazards (and the occasional murderous master.) And even they are easily overshadowed by Death Queen Island training methods.

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* Harsh training methods are common for all trying to become a warrior of Athena in ''SaintSeiya''.''Manga/SaintSeiya''. Some aspiring Saints get off lucky, and get to train one-on-one with a benevolent (or, at worst, indifferent) master such as [[OldMaster Libra Dohko]], Eagle Marin, or the [[AnIcePerson Crystal Saint]]. But the vast, ''vast'' majority are sent to training camps where they must compete for the right to don the sacred Cloth... if not for their very ''lives''. Andromeda Island and especially Athena's Sanctuary have {{Death Course}}s where battalions of trainees must survive both daily combat as well as environmental hazards (and the occasional murderous master.) And even they are easily overshadowed by Death Queen Island training methods.
26th Mar '17 1:05:56 PM infernape612
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** To be entirely fair, NORFORCE's training isn't an unreasonable thing for an Australian to learn given local weather conditions and teaches vital teamwork skills (again, mostly useful beccause of wethher conditions).

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** To be entirely fair, NORFORCE's training isn't an unreasonable thing for an Australian to learn given local weather conditions and teaches vital teamwork skills (again, mostly useful beccause because of wethher weather conditions).
25th Mar '17 3:09:37 PM BiffJr
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* ''Film/StarshipTroopers''. Sergeant Zim even throws a knife into Ace's hand for griping. But then, in a universe where one can shrug off alien pincers through the shoulder blades, a mere knife to the hand probably counts barely above a slap.
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