A legitimised, unofficial, non-governmental group with a style, structure, and or organisation similar to a professional military but which is not officially run by any state or country.
Paramilitary, in real life, refers to organizations that are distinctly militaristic without actually being part of the military. A State Sec
is when the secret police or intelligence communities militarize.
Common goals include fighting to overturn a regime or retake their country.
See also: Super-Powered Robot Meter Maids
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Anime & Manga
- Spriggan - ARCAM Private Army, a covert force of the ARCAM Corporation which is used to counter the activities of various criminals, terrorists and mercenaries trying to get their hands on OOP Arts. In some instances, they fought the American, British and Soviet armies to prevent them from securing OOP Arts for their leaders.
- Mobile Suit Gundam 00 - Celestial Being: a group consisting of mecha pilots who try to achieve peace through violence.
- The Mystical Laws - Hermes Wings: a secretive group calling themselves 'the earths doctors' that has taken up themselves to protect world-leaders against the newly-formed Empire of Godom.
- G.I. Joe - Cobra Command: a ruthless terrorist organization determined to rule the world
- Zone of the Enders - the Martian force.
- Resident Evil - The BSAA is an anti bio-terrorist organization that is funded by corporations who were involved with Umbrella.
- Roswell Conspiracies: Aliens, Myths and Legends. The Alliance was seemingly started as part of the U.S. military after the Roswell crash, but since then it has apparently become an autonomous organization with high-tech weapons and the special-forces style S.T.A.R. team to contain alien threats.
- The French Resistance in World War II.
Other examples hidden due to debate over the inclusion of this category.