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11th Jun '16 4:04:22 PM nombretomado
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* Being based on the ''SwordOfTruth'' books, ''Series/LegendOfTheSeeker'' has Richard (AKA [[ChosenOne the Seeker]]) being able to defeat an army with the Sword of Truth. Unfortunately, due to budget constrains, we only ever see him engaging a few soldiers at a time. Zedd could also count, being the last Wizard of the First Order.

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* Being based on the ''SwordOfTruth'' ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'' books, ''Series/LegendOfTheSeeker'' has Richard (AKA [[ChosenOne the Seeker]]) being able to defeat an army with the Sword of Truth. Unfortunately, due to budget constrains, we only ever see him engaging a few soldiers at a time. Zedd could also count, being the last Wizard of the First Order.
5th Jun '16 1:46:00 PM DouglasFir
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* ''Series/StargateSG1'': The four original members of SG-1 are [[OneManArmy one man armies]] by themselves; as a team, they're more like a weapon of galactic destruction. Consider: in ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' Teal'c and Ronon Dex (another OneManArmy) teamed up and slaughtered a at least four platoons of Wraith by themselves. Colonel Carter [[ApocalypseHow blew up a sun]] and wiped out a whole Goa'uld fleet by herself. Daniel Jackson single-handedly froze the entire Replicator army ''with his MIND''. And General O'Neill... where do we begin...

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* ''Series/StargateSG1'': The four original members of SG-1 are [[OneManArmy one man armies]] by themselves; as a team, they're more like a weapon of galactic destruction. Consider: in ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' Teal'c and Ronon Dex (another OneManArmy) teamed up and slaughtered a at least four platoons of Wraith by themselves. Colonel Carter [[ApocalypseHow blew up a sun]] and wiped out a whole Goa'uld fleet by herself. Daniel Jackson single-handedly froze the entire Replicator army ''with his MIND''. And General O'Neill... where do we begin...
21st Feb '16 8:33:38 AM karategal
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* Pick a ''Franchise/KamenRider'', ''[[BadAss ANY]]'' Kamen Rider.



** Rory also spent 2000 years in a collapsing history protecting the Pandorica (which held Amy in stasis) and gave ''[[CurbStompBattle stern warnings]]'' to anyone who attempted to open the box before its time. As we saw from what he later did to the entire Twelth Cyber Legion, its likely the people of that reality became all too aware of what [[BullyingADragon testing the patience]] of [[ShroudedInMyth "The Last Centurion"]] would lead too, if Rory thought they in any way threatened Amy's safety.

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** Rory also spent 2000 years in a collapsing history protecting the Pandorica (which held Amy in stasis) and gave ''[[CurbStompBattle stern warnings]]'' to anyone who attempted to open the box before its time. As we saw from what he later did to the entire Twelth Twelfth Cyber Legion, its likely the people of that reality became all too aware of what [[BullyingADragon testing the patience]] of [[ShroudedInMyth "The Last Centurion"]] would lead too, if Rory thought they in any way threatened Amy's safety.



* Pick a ''Franchise/KamenRider'', ''[[BadAss ANY]]'' Kamen Rider.



* Dean Winchester in Series/{{Supernatural}}. His brother Sam may be the smarter one, capable of tracking down monsters more easily and finding a way to kill them, but Dean walked into a large nest of vampires and slaughtered pretty much the lot of them on his own. This was after he survived an entire year of virtually non-stop combat in what was described as "monster heaven."

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* Dean Winchester in Series/{{Supernatural}}.''Series/{{Supernatural}}''. His brother Sam may be the smarter one, capable of tracking down monsters more easily and finding a way to kill them, but Dean walked into a large nest of vampires and slaughtered pretty much the lot of them on his own. This was after he survived an entire year of virtually non-stop combat in what was described as "monster heaven."
11th Jan '16 2:07:54 AM WickedIcon
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* The unnamed main character of ''Series/{{Banshee}}''. He will tear apart MMA fighters, prison tough guys, and entire gangs. He can take a serious amount of punishment, and dole out even more. Especially notable seeing as he's a fairly average sized guy, and in most cases the only intimidating thing about him is the fact that he's crazy enough to challenge his opponents. There is even an entire episode called One Man Army devoted to fully exploring this part of his character, the emotional strain it places on him, and the distance it makes him feel from others.

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* The unnamed Lucas Hood, the main character of ''Series/{{Banshee}}''. He will tear apart MMA fighters, prison tough guys, and entire gangs. He can take a serious amount of punishment, and dole out even more. Especially notable seeing as he's a fairly average sized guy, and in most cases the only intimidating thing about him is the fact that he's crazy enough to challenge his opponents. There is even an entire episode called One Man Army devoted to fully exploring this part of his character, the emotional strain it places on him, and the distance it makes him feel from others.
17th Dec '15 8:43:32 AM Discar
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** Bobbi Morse shows off this skill in her first episode, taking out every person who is after Simmons (and then Bobbi herself) without breaking a sweat.

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** Bobbi Morse shows off this skill in her first episode, taking out every person who is after Simmons (and then Bobbi herself) without breaking a sweat.
6th Dec '15 9:28:02 PM nombretomado
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-->'''Sisko (as interpreted by SFDebris)''': I should have taught my baby to do more than kill.

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-->'''Sisko (as interpreted by SFDebris)''': WebSite/SFDebris)''': I should have taught my baby to do more than kill.
25th Sep '15 11:34:00 PM karategal
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* ''Series/StargateSG1'': The four original members of SG-1 are [[OneManArmy one man armies]] by themselves; as a team, they're more like a weapon of galactic destruction. Consider: in ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' Teal'c and Ronon Dex (another OneManArmy) teamed up and slaughtered a at least four platoons of Wraith by themselves. Colonel Carter [[ApocalypseHow blew up a sun]] and wiped out a whole Goa'uld fleet by herself. Daniel Jackson single-handedly froze the entire Replicator army ''with his MIND''. And General O'Neill... where do we begin...
** O'Neill... lets see: destroyed Anubis' ENTIRE fleet by sitting in a chair and thinking (and for him, this is sometimes hard); pissed off several, if not all, of the evil rulers of the galaxy at least once (some twice) and killed most of them; don't get me started on all the things in this show that have or will explode due to O'Neill's part in making it possible.
** The team of the Atlantis Expedition is on its course as well. John Sheppard has racked a respectable body count of both hostile humans and Wraith. At one point the Genii attack Atlantis and Sheppard is the only military officer there at the time, end result: 60+ dead Genii and Sheppard hurt his hand a little. When Ronon meets with old friends of his and they say the tall tales about him while he was a runner, he was denying everything up to the point they say he is told to have killed a hundred Wraith, to which he responds: "That one seems about right." Dr [=McKay=] on the other hand has probably the largest body count, though the fewest direct kills: the doomsday machines he fixes and builds have been the cause of destruction for many Wraith hive ships. Teyla, although implied to be a better pure fighter than Sheppard, has the least impressive body count of the team... though that's not saying much. (It's because she was often put on guard duty for Rodney, and her skill was in hand to hand, not shooting.)
*** And let's not forget the famous quote summing up Sam's time at Atlantis, from Teyla herself "We defeated the Replicators; we thwarted Michael's plans; and the Wraith are in a state of disarray. All of this happened while she was leader of Atlantis."
* [[Series/{{Farscape}} John Crichton]] from ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' pretty much ended a war between the two galactic superpowers single-handed.
** D'Argo and Aeryn Sun are both pretty much capable of taking out entire armies by themselves.
* Even the TechnicalPacifist [[Series/DoctorWho Doctor]] probably killed hundreds or thousands of random MonsterOfTheWeek--he's the only person feared by the genocidal [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Daleks]]. River Song actually called him this in The Time of Angels: she promised the clerics the equivalent of an army, and she brought the Doctor.
** The Doctor is particularly noteworthy for ending the Time War by [[spoiler:initiating an event which destroyed the entire Time Lord race, and almost all of the Daleks (the Dalek fleet alone comprising ''10 million'' ships]].
** In the new series, the Daleks themselves have become One Alien Armies; the lone Dalek in "Dalek" killed two hundred people in less than an hour, and a Dalek in "Doomsday" boasts (not without reason) that a single Dalek could kill ''five million'' Cybermen. This is in stark contrast to the original series, where a Dalek could be defeated by a flight of stairs. Maybe they got [[TookALevelInBadass an update]]. They did in the original series serial "Remembrance of the Daleks"
** And let's not forget River Song, who has apparantly commited so many atrocities, she made a Dalek beg for mercy just by asking it to look up her name, [[spoiler: although the fact that history records her as ''killing'' the Doctor might have had something to do with it (even if its only because the Doctor faked his death)]]. In the episode Day of the Moon, [[spoiler:she proves herself pretty adept at killing a room full of Silence with a small weapon kept in her purse]]. What's more, it probably says something about the Doctor that this seems to turn him on a little bit. And God help anyone who gets in their way!
--->'''Doctor''': Oh and this is my friend River. Nice hair, clever, has her own gun. And unlike me, she really doesn't mind shooting people. I shouldn't like that... kind of do, a bit.
--->'''River''': Thank you, sweetie!
** Rory Williams went up against an entire crew of Cybermen and scared the crap out of them.
--> '''Rory''': I have a message and a question. A message from the Doctor and a question from ''me!'' '''WHERE! IS! MY! WIFE?!''' Oh, don't give me those blank looks! The Twelfth Cyber-Legion monitors this entire quadrant! You hear ''everything!'' So you tell me what I need to know, you tell me ''now!''. And I will be on my way...
--> '''Cyber-Controller''': What is the message from the Doctor?
--> *''The entire fleet behind Rory explodes''*
--> '''Rory''': Would you like me to to ''[[DoNotTauntCthulhu repeat]]'' the question?!
** Rory also spent 2000 years in a collapsing history protecting the Pandorica (which held Amy in stasis) and gave ''[[CurbStompBattle stern warnings]]'' to anyone who attempted to open the box before its time. As we saw from what he later did to the entire Twelth Cyber Legion, its likely the people of that reality became all too aware of what [[BullyingADragon testing the patience]] of [[ShroudedInMyth "The Last Centurion"]] would lead too, if Rory thought they in any way threatened Amy's safety.
* River Tam in ''Film/{{Serenity}}'', became a [[WaifFu One Waif Army]]. One waif to kill them all...
** Also, she can kill you with her brain...
** Go ahead. Mess with her older brother, Simon. [[ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend River will hand you your ass.]]

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of SG-1 are [[OneManArmy one man armies]] by themselves; as a team, they're more like a weapon of galactic destruction. Consider: in ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' Teal'c and Ronon Dex (another OneManArmy) teamed up and slaughtered a at least four platoons of Wraith by themselves. Colonel Carter [[ApocalypseHow blew up a sun]] and wiped out a whole Goa'uld fleet by herself. Daniel Jackson single-handedly froze the entire Replicator army ''with his MIND''. And General O'Neill... where do we begin...
** O'Neill... lets see: destroyed Anubis' ENTIRE fleet by sitting in a chair and thinking (and for him, this is sometimes hard); pissed off several, if not all, of the evil rulers of the galaxy at least once (some twice) and killed most of them; don't get me started on all the things in this show that have or will explode due to O'Neill's part in making it possible.
** The team of the Atlantis Expedition is on its course as well. John Sheppard
examples has racked a respectable body count of both hostile humans and Wraith. At one point the Genii attack Atlantis and Sheppard is the only military officer there at the time, end result: 60+ dead Genii and Sheppard hurt his hand a little. When Ronon meets with old friends of his and they say the tall tales about him while he was a runner, he was denying everything up to the point they say he is told to have killed a hundred Wraith, to which he responds: "That one seems about right." Dr [=McKay=] on the other hand has probably the largest body count, though the fewest direct kills: the doomsday machines he fixes and builds have been the cause of destruction for many Wraith hive ships. Teyla, although implied to be a better pure fighter than Sheppard, has the least impressive body count of the team... though that's not saying much. (It's because she was often put on guard duty for Rodney, and her skill was in hand to hand, not shooting.)
*** And let's not forget the famous quote summing up Sam's time at Atlantis, from Teyla herself "We defeated the Replicators; we thwarted Michael's plans; and the Wraith are in a state of disarray. All of this happened while she was leader of Atlantis."
* [[Series/{{Farscape}} John Crichton]] from ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' pretty much ended a war between the two galactic superpowers single-handed.
** D'Argo and Aeryn Sun are both pretty much capable of taking out entire armies by themselves.
* Even the TechnicalPacifist [[Series/DoctorWho Doctor]] probably killed hundreds or thousands of random MonsterOfTheWeek--he's the only person feared by the genocidal [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Daleks]]. River Song actually called him this in The Time of Angels: she promised the clerics the equivalent of an army, and she brought the Doctor.
** The Doctor is particularly noteworthy for ending the Time War by [[spoiler:initiating an event which destroyed the entire Time Lord race, and almost all of the Daleks (the Dalek fleet alone comprising ''10 million'' ships]].
** In the new series, the Daleks themselves have become One Alien Armies; the lone Dalek in "Dalek" killed two hundred people in less than an hour, and a Dalek in "Doomsday" boasts (not without reason) that a single Dalek could kill ''five million'' Cybermen. This is in stark contrast to the original series, where a Dalek could be defeated by a flight of stairs. Maybe they got [[TookALevelInBadass an update]]. They did
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** And let's not forget River Song, who has apparantly commited so many atrocities, she made a Dalek beg for mercy just by asking it to look up her name, [[spoiler: although the fact that history records her as ''killing'' the Doctor might have had something to do with it (even if its only because the Doctor faked his death)]]. In the episode Day of the Moon, [[spoiler:she proves herself pretty adept at killing a room full of Silence with a small weapon kept in her purse]]. What's more, it probably says something about the Doctor that this seems to turn him on a little bit. And God help anyone who gets in their way!
--->'''Doctor''': Oh and this is my friend River. Nice hair, clever, has her own gun. And unlike me, she really doesn't mind shooting people. I shouldn't like that... kind of do, a bit.
--->'''River''': Thank you, sweetie!
** Rory Williams went up against an entire crew of Cybermen and scared the crap out of them.
--> '''Rory''': I have a message and a question. A message from the Doctor and a question from ''me!'' '''WHERE! IS! MY! WIFE?!''' Oh, don't give me those blank looks! The Twelfth Cyber-Legion monitors this entire quadrant! You hear ''everything!'' So you tell me what I need to know, you tell me ''now!''. And I will be on my way...
--> '''Cyber-Controller''': What is the message from the Doctor?
--> *''The entire fleet behind Rory explodes''*
--> '''Rory''': Would you like me to to ''[[DoNotTauntCthulhu repeat]]'' the question?!
** Rory also spent 2000 years in a collapsing history protecting the Pandorica (which held Amy in stasis) and gave ''[[CurbStompBattle stern warnings]]'' to anyone who attempted to open the box before its time. As we saw from what he later did to the entire Twelth Cyber Legion, its likely the people of that reality became all too aware of what [[BullyingADragon testing the patience]] of [[ShroudedInMyth "The Last Centurion"]] would lead too, if Rory thought they in any way threatened Amy's safety.
* River Tam in ''Film/{{Serenity}}'', became a [[WaifFu One Waif Army]]. One waif to kill them all...
** Also, she can kill you with her brain...
** Go ahead. Mess with her older brother, Simon. [[ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend River will hand you your ass.]]
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* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' features this often with the [[MonsterOfTheWeek monsters]], [[BigBad villains]], and particularly [[SixthRanger Sixth Rangers]]; each of them has enough power to be called equal or close to the other five combined.
* Any main starship from ''Franchise/StarTrek'' is a [[OneManArmy One Starship Armada]]. Consider the following examples.
** The original ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Enterprise]]'' destroyed a machine that pulverized whole solar systems.
*** Technically it was the ''Constellation'', however the ''Enterprise'' '''did''' destroy a single-celled organism that literally ''sucked'' whole solar systems dry!
** The crew of the ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Enterprise-D]]'' destroyed the Borg cube that wasted a whole armada at Wolf-359 by themselves and defeated the Crystalline entity that destroyed a planet.
*** In this encounter, ''Enterprise'' was unable to defeat the Borg cube in combat, but prevailed by exploiting a weakness in the Borg's HiveMind.
*** In the first encounter with The Borg, however, the ''Enterprise'' made the Borg think twice when her main phasers dealt extensive damage to the Borg cube. About twenty percent of the cube--which itself qualifies as a one ship army--was visibly obliterated with just a few short volleys from ''Enterprise''.
** The ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Defiant]]''. Though it was intentionally designed as a warship.
*** A FanNickname for the ''Defiant'' is the ''[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast USS Ben Sisko's Mother Fucking Pimp Hand]]''.
-->'''Sisko (as interpreted by SFDebris)''': I should have taught my baby to do more than kill.
** ''[[Series/StarTrekVoyager Voyager]]'' had to have beaten or destroyed at least 100 enemy ships while lost in the Delta Quadrant, [[VillainDecay including a fair number of Borg ships]].
** The ''Enterprise'' [[Series/StarTrekEnterprise NX-01]], among other things, took out the entire Sphere-Builder network.
--->''WeComeInPeaceShootToKill.''
*** ''Enterprise'' routinely had its ass handed to it in early episodes, though.
** The first appearance of Species 8472 firmly establishes them as an entire species of one-man armies. Three Borg cubes (any one capable of blasting its way through any two major fleets in the Alpha Quadrant) spot ''one'' Species 8472 bioship coming out of fluidic space, start their 'Resistance Is Futile' speech...and the bioship [[ShutUpHannibal shreds all three cubes before they can finish their first sentence]].
** Pretty much every Starship made by the Federation is a One Ship Armada, a rule of thumb is each ship has three times the shielding, armor and firepower of any other star nation's ship of equal size and class. What really impressive is [[GoodIsNotSoft none of these are design to]] [[BewareOfTheNiceOnes ''be'' for combat]] (minus the Defiant).

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* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' features ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'':
** Melinda May has
this often with the [[MonsterOfTheWeek monsters]], [[BigBad villains]], and particularly [[SixthRanger Sixth Rangers]]; each of them has enough power reputation. It started when she had to be called equal or close to the other five combined.
* Any main starship from ''Franchise/StarTrek'' is
fight through a [[OneManArmy One Starship Armada]]. Consider the following examples.
** The original ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Enterprise]]'' destroyed a machine that pulverized whole solar systems.
*** Technically it was the ''Constellation'', however the ''Enterprise'' '''did''' destroy a single-celled organism that literally ''sucked'' whole solar systems dry!
** The crew of the ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Enterprise-D]]'' destroyed the Borg cube that wasted a whole armada at Wolf-359
brainwashed cult by themselves and defeated the Crystalline entity that destroyed a planet.
*** In this encounter, ''Enterprise'' was unable to defeat the Borg cube in combat, but prevailed by exploiting a weakness
herself in the Borg's HiveMind.
***
backstory. [[BrokenBird She was a much happier person before that]].
** Grant Ward also counts.
In the first encounter with The Borg, however, the ''Enterprise'' made the Borg think twice when episode, he storms a facility alone.
** Bobbi Morse shows off this skill in
her main phasers dealt extensive damage to the Borg cube. About twenty percent of the cube--which itself qualifies as a one ship army--was visibly obliterated with just a few short volleys from ''Enterprise''.
** The ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Defiant]]''. Though it was intentionally designed as a warship.
*** A FanNickname for the ''Defiant'' is the ''[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast USS Ben Sisko's Mother Fucking Pimp Hand]]''.
-->'''Sisko (as interpreted by SFDebris)''': I should have taught my baby to do more than kill.
** ''[[Series/StarTrekVoyager Voyager]]'' had to have beaten or destroyed at least 100 enemy ships while lost in the Delta Quadrant, [[VillainDecay including a fair number of Borg ships]].
** The ''Enterprise'' [[Series/StarTrekEnterprise NX-01]], among other things, took out the entire Sphere-Builder network.
--->''WeComeInPeaceShootToKill.''
*** ''Enterprise'' routinely had its ass handed to it in early episodes, though.
** The
first appearance of Species 8472 firmly establishes them as an entire species of one-man armies. Three Borg cubes (any episode, taking out every person who is after Simmons (and then Bobbi herself) without breaking a sweat.
** By the second season, May's training has turned Skye into
one of these, capable of blasting single-handedly slaughtering ''ten'' HYDRA agents in less than a minute, [[spoiler:without even using her powers]].
* In ''Series/AgentCarter'', Peggy Carter counts as one. In the ''Film/AgentCarter'' one-shot, she does excellently on a mission intended for 3-5 agents all by herself. In the series, when cornered by [[spoiler:her fellow SSR agents at the automat]], she knocks them all out with just her fists and a smidge of help from Jarvis. Chief Dooley is astounded that she took out a whole team of trained operatives.
* On ''Series/AlmostHuman'' the XRN prototype police android developed a psychopathic personality and went on a killing spree during a presentation. After it killed numerous civilians the police laid siege to the building. After a 36 hour running battle it was finally disabled and all but
its way through any two major fleets head destroyed. It killed 26 police officers and destroys an even greater number of MX police androids. When it gets reactivated in the Alpha Quadrant) spot ''one'' Species 8472 bioship coming present it has to use an inferior body but it still manages to easily take down the first police squad to confront it during its rampage. Only John's heroic actions prevent it from killing more police officers.
* The unnamed main character of ''Series/{{Banshee}}''. He will tear apart MMA fighters, prison tough guys, and entire gangs. He can take a serious amount of punishment, and dole
out even more. Especially notable seeing as he's a fairly average sized guy, and in most cases the only intimidating thing about him is the fact that he's crazy enough to challenge his opponents. There is even an entire episode called One Man Army devoted to fully exploring this part of fluidic space, start their 'Resistance Is Futile' speech...his character, the emotional strain it places on him, and the bioship [[ShutUpHannibal shreds all three cubes before they distance it makes him feel from others.
** Chayton Littlestone also qualifies, and is notable for being physically terrifying. He's huge, he's mean, and his voice is the deepest sound you will ever hear. While the protagonist mainly claims this title due to his sheer perseverance and ingenuity of fighting, Chayton is simply a physical force of nature.
** Clay
can finish their first sentence]].
** Pretty much every Starship made by the Federation is a One Ship Armada, a rule of thumb is each ship has three times the shielding, armor and firepower of any other star nation's ship of equal size and class. What really impressive is [[GoodIsNotSoft none of these are design to]] [[BewareOfTheNiceOnes ''be'' for combat]] (minus the Defiant).
qualify as well, though we still have yet to see him in full action mode against more than one opponent.



* Played for laughs in ''Series/RedDwarf'' in the episode "Stoke Me a Clipper", [[spoiler:Ace Rimmer single-handedly wins a two-front skirmish in World War 2. He drops a Luftwaffe plane and kills its crew, wrestles an alligator, picks off a squad of soldiers with nothing but a small blaster on his way down and ultimately leaves only one soldier standing. Oh, and he still finds time to surf on the gator and rescue a princess. Even the last soldier has to remark, "what a guy".]]

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* Played for laughs in ''Series/RedDwarf'' in In ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire'' Richard Harrow walks into a brothel occupied by gangsters while carrying a sniper rifle, shotgun and two pistols. He opens fire as soon as he steps through the episode "Stoke Me a Clipper", [[spoiler:Ace Rimmer single-handedly wins a two-front skirmish in World War 2. He drops a Luftwaffe plane and kills its crew, wrestles an alligator, picks off a squad of soldiers with nothing but a small blaster on his way down and ultimately leaves only one soldier standing. Oh, door and he still finds time to surf keeps firing until there is no one left alive on the gator main floor. He then proceeds upstairs where he kills more gangsters. He kills a dozen men on screen and rescue a princess. Even more off screen. Throughout this he seems to almost never miss. Most of his shots are [[BoomHeadShot head shots]] or center-of-mass shotgun blasts. If we count all the last soldier has shots he fired, he could have killed up to remark, "what twenty men without taking a guy".]]single wound himself.



* An episode of ''XenaWarriorPrincess'' is titled ''One Against An Army'' and is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
* ''Series/PersonOfInterest'': Using his CIA training, [[BadassInANiceSuit John Reese]] can take out some considerably large armed groups, and borders on invincible in hand-to-hand combat. He can be overwhelmed with numbers, though.
* In ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire'' Richard Harrow walks into a brothel occupied by gangsters while carrying a sniper rifle, shotgun and two pistols. He opens fire as soon as he steps through the door and he keeps firing until there is no one left alive on the main floor. He then proceeds upstairs where he kills more gangsters. He kills a dozen men on screen and more off screen. Throughout this he seems to almost never miss. Most of his shots are [[BoomHeadShot head shots]] or center-of-mass shotgun blasts. If we count all the shots he fired, he could have killed up to twenty men without taking a single wound himself.
* In ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', ''Progeny'', when [[TheSmartGirl Chloe]] finds a dodgy [=LuthorCorp=] facility...
-->'''Chloe''': I was gonna go check it out, but I thought it would be more wise for me to come get [[{{Superman}} my army of one]].
* The ''{{Series/Merlin}}'' series finale featured Merlin going up against the entire Saxon army at Camlann, in addition to a HighPriestess and a dragon. [[spoiler:He wins, [[CurbStompBattle hands down]].]]
* Being based on the ''SwordOfTruth'' books, ''Series/LegendOfTheSeeker'' has Richard (AKA [[ChosenOne the Seeker]]) being able to defeat an army with the Sword of Truth. Unfortunately, due to budget constrains, we only ever see him engaging a few soldiers at a time. Zedd could also count, being the last Wizard of the First Order.
* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'':
** Melinda May has this reputation. It started when she had to fight through a brainwashed cult by herself in the backstory. [[BrokenBird She was a much happier person before that]].
** Grant Ward also counts. In the first episode, he storms a facility alone.
** Bobbi Morse shows off this skill in her first episode, taking out every person who is after Simmons (and then Bobbi herself) without breaking a sweat.
** By the second season, May's training has turned Skye into one of these, capable of single-handedly slaughtering ''ten'' HYDRA agents in less than a minute, [[spoiler:without even using her powers]].
* In ''Series/AgentCarter'', Peggy Carter counts as one. In the ''Film/AgentCarter'' one-shot, she does excellently on a mission intended for 3-5 agents all by herself. In the series, when cornered by [[spoiler:her fellow SSR agents at the automat]], she knocks them all out with just her fists and a smidge of help from Jarvis. Chief Dooley is astounded that she took out a whole team of trained operatives.
* Dean Winchester in Series/{{Supernatural}}. His brother Sam may be the smarter one, capable of tracking down monsters more easily and finding a way to kill them, but Dean walked into a large nest of vampires and slaughtered pretty much the lot of them on his own. This was after he survived an entire year of virtually non-stop combat in what was described as "monster heaven."
* On ''Series/AlmostHuman'' the XRN prototype police android developed a psychopathic personality and went on a killing spree during a presentation. After it killed numerous civilians the police laid siege to the building. After a 36 hour running battle it was finally disabled and all but its head destroyed. It killed 26 police officers and destroys an even greater number of MX police androids. When it gets reactivated in the present it has to use an inferior body but it still manages to easily take down the first police squad to confront it during its rampage. Only John's heroic actions prevent it from killing more police officers.
* TokusouSentaiDekaranger: Dekamaster walks all over an army of 100 Anaroids without getting a scratch.



* The unnamed main character of ''Series/{{Banshee}}''. He will tear apart MMA fighters, prison tough guys, and entire gangs. He can take a serious amount of punishment, and dole out even more. Especially notable seeing as he's a fairly average sized guy, and in most cases the only intimidating thing about him is the fact that he's crazy enough to challenge his opponents. There is even an entire episode called One Man Army devoted to fully exploring this part of his character, the emotional strain it places on him, and the distance it makes him feel from others.
** Chayton Littlestone also qualifies, and is notable for being physically terrifying. He's huge, he's mean, and his voice is the deepest sound you will ever hear. While the protagonist mainly claims this title due to his sheer perseverance and ingenuity of fighting, Chayton is simply a physical force of nature.
** Clay can qualify as well, though we still have yet to see him in full action mode against more than one opponent.

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* The unnamed main character Even the TechnicalPacifist [[Series/DoctorWho Doctor]] probably killed hundreds or thousands of ''Series/{{Banshee}}''. He will tear apart MMA fighters, prison tough guys, and entire gangs. He can take a serious amount of punishment, and dole out even more. Especially notable seeing as he's a fairly average sized guy, and in most cases random MonsterOfTheWeek--he's the only intimidating thing about person feared by the genocidal [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Daleks]]. River Song actually called him this in The Time of Angels: she promised the clerics the equivalent of an army, and she brought the Doctor.
** The Doctor
is particularly noteworthy for ending the Time War by [[spoiler:initiating an event which destroyed the entire Time Lord race, and almost all of the Daleks (the Dalek fleet alone comprising ''10 million'' ships]].
** In the new series, the Daleks themselves have become One Alien Armies; the lone Dalek in "Dalek" killed two hundred people in less than an hour, and a Dalek in "Doomsday" boasts (not without reason) that a single Dalek could kill ''five million'' Cybermen. This is in stark contrast to the original series, where a Dalek could be defeated by a flight of stairs. Maybe they got [[TookALevelInBadass an update]]. They did in the original series serial "Remembrance of the Daleks"
** And let's not forget River Song, who has apparantly commited so many atrocities, she made a Dalek beg for mercy just by asking it to look up her name, [[spoiler: although
the fact that he's crazy enough history records her as ''killing'' the Doctor might have had something to challenge do with it (even if its only because the Doctor faked his opponents. There death)]]. In the episode Day of the Moon, [[spoiler:she proves herself pretty adept at killing a room full of Silence with a small weapon kept in her purse]]. What's more, it probably says something about the Doctor that this seems to turn him on a little bit. And God help anyone who gets in their way!
--->'''Doctor''': Oh and this
is even my friend River. Nice hair, clever, has her own gun. And unlike me, she really doesn't mind shooting people. I shouldn't like that... kind of do, a bit.
--->'''River''': Thank you, sweetie!
** Rory Williams went up against
an entire crew of Cybermen and scared the crap out of them.
--> '''Rory''': I have a message and a question. A message from the Doctor and a question from ''me!'' '''WHERE! IS! MY! WIFE?!''' Oh, don't give me those blank looks! The Twelfth Cyber-Legion monitors this entire quadrant! You hear ''everything!'' So you tell me what I need to know, you tell me ''now!''. And I will be on my way...
--> '''Cyber-Controller''': What is the message from the Doctor?
--> *''The entire fleet behind Rory explodes''*
--> '''Rory''': Would you like me to to ''[[DoNotTauntCthulhu repeat]]'' the question?!
** Rory also spent 2000 years in a collapsing history protecting the Pandorica (which held Amy in stasis) and gave ''[[CurbStompBattle stern warnings]]'' to anyone who attempted to open the box before its time. As we saw from what he later did to the entire Twelth Cyber Legion, its likely the people of that reality became all too aware of what [[BullyingADragon testing the patience]] of [[ShroudedInMyth "The Last Centurion"]] would lead too, if Rory thought they in any way threatened Amy's safety.
* [[Series/{{Farscape}} John Crichton]] from ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' pretty much ended a war between the two galactic superpowers single-handed.
** D'Argo and Aeryn Sun are both pretty much capable of taking out entire armies by themselves.
* The ''{{Series/Merlin}}'' series finale featured Merlin going up against the entire Saxon army at Camlann, in addition to a HighPriestess and a dragon. [[spoiler:He wins, [[CurbStompBattle hands down]].]]
* ''Series/PersonOfInterest'': Using his CIA training, [[BadassInANiceSuit John Reese]] can take out some considerably large armed groups, and borders on invincible in hand-to-hand combat. He can be overwhelmed with numbers, though.
* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' features this often with the [[MonsterOfTheWeek monsters]], [[BigBad villains]], and particularly [[SixthRanger Sixth Rangers]]; each of them has enough power to be called equal or close to the other five combined.
* Played for laughs in ''Series/RedDwarf'' in the
episode called "Stoke Me a Clipper", [[spoiler:Ace Rimmer single-handedly wins a two-front skirmish in World War 2. He drops a Luftwaffe plane and kills its crew, wrestles an alligator, picks off a squad of soldiers with nothing but a small blaster on his way down and ultimately leaves only one soldier standing. Oh, and he still finds time to surf on the gator and rescue a princess. Even the last soldier has to remark, "what a guy".]]
* River Tam in ''Film/{{Serenity}}'', became a [[WaifFu
One Man Army devoted Waif Army]]. One waif to fully exploring kill them all...
** Also, she can kill you with her brain...
** Go ahead. Mess with her older brother, Simon. [[ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend River will hand you your ass.]]
* In ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', ''Progeny'', when [[TheSmartGirl Chloe]] finds a dodgy [=LuthorCorp=] facility...
-->'''Chloe''': I was gonna go check it out, but I thought it would be more wise for me to come get [[{{Superman}} my army of one]].
* ''Series/StargateSG1'': The four original members of SG-1 are [[OneManArmy one man armies]] by themselves; as a team, they're more like a weapon of galactic destruction. Consider: in ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' Teal'c and Ronon Dex (another OneManArmy) teamed up and slaughtered a at least four platoons of Wraith by themselves. Colonel Carter [[ApocalypseHow blew up a sun]] and wiped out a whole Goa'uld fleet by herself. Daniel Jackson single-handedly froze the entire Replicator army ''with his MIND''. And General O'Neill... where do we begin...
** O'Neill... lets see: destroyed Anubis' ENTIRE fleet by sitting in a chair and thinking (and for him,
this is sometimes hard); pissed off several, if not all, of the evil rulers of the galaxy at least once (some twice) and killed most of them; don't get me started on all the things in this show that have or will explode due to O'Neill's part in making it possible.
** The team of the Atlantis Expedition is on its course as well. John Sheppard has racked a respectable body count of both hostile humans and Wraith. At one point the Genii attack Atlantis and Sheppard is the only military officer there at the time, end result: 60+ dead Genii and Sheppard hurt his hand a little. When Ronon meets with old friends
of his character, and they say the emotional strain it places tall tales about him while he was a runner, he was denying everything up to the point they say he is told to have killed a hundred Wraith, to which he responds: "That one seems about right." Dr [=McKay=] on him, the other hand has probably the largest body count, though the fewest direct kills: the doomsday machines he fixes and builds have been the cause of destruction for many Wraith hive ships. Teyla, although implied to be a better pure fighter than Sheppard, has the least impressive body count of the team... though that's not saying much. (It's because she was often put on guard duty for Rodney, and her skill was in hand to hand, not shooting.)
*** And let's not forget the famous quote summing up Sam's time at Atlantis, from Teyla herself "We defeated the Replicators; we thwarted Michael's plans;
and the distance it makes him feel Wraith are in a state of disarray. All of this happened while she was leader of Atlantis."
* Any main starship
from others.
''Franchise/StarTrek'' is a [[OneManArmy One Starship Armada]]. Consider the following examples.
** Chayton Littlestone also qualifies, The original ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Enterprise]]'' destroyed a machine that pulverized whole solar systems.
*** Technically it was the ''Constellation'', however the ''Enterprise'' '''did''' destroy a single-celled organism that literally ''sucked'' whole solar systems dry!
** The crew of the ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Enterprise-D]]'' destroyed the Borg cube that wasted a whole armada at Wolf-359 by themselves
and is notable defeated the Crystalline entity that destroyed a planet.
*** In this encounter, ''Enterprise'' was unable to defeat the Borg cube in combat, but prevailed by exploiting a weakness in the Borg's HiveMind.
*** In the first encounter with The Borg, however, the ''Enterprise'' made the Borg think twice when her main phasers dealt extensive damage to the Borg cube. About twenty percent of the cube--which itself qualifies as a one ship army--was visibly obliterated with just a few short volleys from ''Enterprise''.
** The ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Defiant]]''. Though it was intentionally designed as a warship.
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for being physically terrifying. He's huge, he's mean, and his voice the ''Defiant'' is the deepest sound you will ever hear. While the protagonist mainly claims this title due to his sheer perseverance and ingenuity of fighting, Chayton is simply a physical force of nature.
** Clay can qualify as well, though we still
''[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast USS Ben Sisko's Mother Fucking Pimp Hand]]''.
-->'''Sisko (as interpreted by SFDebris)''': I should
have yet taught my baby to see him in full action mode against do more than kill.
** ''[[Series/StarTrekVoyager Voyager]]'' had to have beaten or destroyed at least 100 enemy ships while lost in the Delta Quadrant, [[VillainDecay including a fair number of Borg ships]].
** The ''Enterprise'' [[Series/StarTrekEnterprise NX-01]], among other things, took out the entire Sphere-Builder network.
--->''WeComeInPeaceShootToKill.''
*** ''Enterprise'' routinely had its ass handed to it in early episodes, though.
** The first appearance of Species 8472 firmly establishes them as an entire species of one-man armies. Three Borg cubes (any
one opponent. capable of blasting its way through any two major fleets in the Alpha Quadrant) spot ''one'' Species 8472 bioship coming out of fluidic space, start their 'Resistance Is Futile' speech...and the bioship [[ShutUpHannibal shreds all three cubes before they can finish their first sentence]].
** Pretty much every Starship made by the Federation is a One Ship Armada, a rule of thumb is each ship has three times the shielding, armor and firepower of any other star nation's ship of equal size and class. What really impressive is [[GoodIsNotSoft none of these are design to]] [[BewareOfTheNiceOnes ''be'' for combat]] (minus the Defiant).
* Dean Winchester in Series/{{Supernatural}}. His brother Sam may be the smarter one, capable of tracking down monsters more easily and finding a way to kill them, but Dean walked into a large nest of vampires and slaughtered pretty much the lot of them on his own. This was after he survived an entire year of virtually non-stop combat in what was described as "monster heaven."
* Being based on the ''SwordOfTruth'' books, ''Series/LegendOfTheSeeker'' has Richard (AKA [[ChosenOne the Seeker]]) being able to defeat an army with the Sword of Truth. Unfortunately, due to budget constrains, we only ever see him engaging a few soldiers at a time. Zedd could also count, being the last Wizard of the First Order.
* Michonne from the ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' is absolutely lethal with any weapon she's given. In Season 4, she wipes out a small herd of walkers solo with just her katana, and she's shown at numerous points to be perfectly capable of disabling or killing several humans without a single injury to herself. And even more badass? It's revealed in Season 5 that she's self-taught, having acquired [[MasterSwordsman her signature katana]] after the start of the apocalypse and learning its use via the "School of Hard Knocks" method.
* An episode of ''XenaWarriorPrincess'' is titled ''One Against An Army'' and is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
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* Being based on the ''SwordOfTruth'' books, ''LegendOfTheSeeker'' has Richard (AKA [[ChosenOne the Seeker]]) being able to defeat an army with the Sword of Truth. Unfortunately, due to budget constrains, we only ever see him engaging a few soldiers at a time. Zedd could also count, being the last Wizard of the First Order.

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* Being based on the ''SwordOfTruth'' books, ''LegendOfTheSeeker'' ''Series/LegendOfTheSeeker'' has Richard (AKA [[ChosenOne the Seeker]]) being able to defeat an army with the Sword of Truth. Unfortunately, due to budget constrains, we only ever see him engaging a few soldiers at a time. Zedd could also count, being the last Wizard of the First Order.
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* The unnamed main character of ''Series{{Banshee}''}. He will tear apart MMA fighters, prison tough guys, and entire gangs. He can take a serious amount of punishment, and dole out even more. Especially notable seeing as he's a fairly average sized guy, and in most cases the only intimidating thing about him is the fact that he's crazy enough to challenge his opponents. There is even an entire episode called One Man Army devoted to fully exploring this part of his character, the emotional strain it places on him, and the distance it makes him feel from others.

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* The unnamed main character of ''Series{{Banshee}''}.''Series/{{Banshee}}''. He will tear apart MMA fighters, prison tough guys, and entire gangs. He can take a serious amount of punishment, and dole out even more. Especially notable seeing as he's a fairly average sized guy, and in most cases the only intimidating thing about him is the fact that he's crazy enough to challenge his opponents. There is even an entire episode called One Man Army devoted to fully exploring this part of his character, the emotional strain it places on him, and the distance it makes him feel from others.
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* The unnamed main character of Series{{Banshee}}. He will tear apart MMA fighters, prison tough guys, and entire gangs. He can take a serious amount of punishment, and dole out even more. Especially notable seeing as he's a fairly average sized guy, and in most cases the only intimidating thing about him is the fact that he's crazy enough to challenge his opponents. There is even an entire episode called One Man Army devoted to fully exploring this part of his character, the emotional strain it places on him, and the distance it makes him feel from others.

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* The unnamed main character of Series{{Banshee}}.''Series{{Banshee}''}. He will tear apart MMA fighters, prison tough guys, and entire gangs. He can take a serious amount of punishment, and dole out even more. Especially notable seeing as he's a fairly average sized guy, and in most cases the only intimidating thing about him is the fact that he's crazy enough to challenge his opponents. There is even an entire episode called One Man Army devoted to fully exploring this part of his character, the emotional strain it places on him, and the distance it makes him feel from others.
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