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Characters: Universal Soldier

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    Universal Soldiers 

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  • Artificial Human: In the John Hyams-directed films, thanks to gene therapy and cloning technologies.
  • Back from the Dead: They're basically reanimated soldiers that have been killed in action.
  • Bad Ass
  • Bio-Augmentation: Pituitary and Thyroid Augmentations plus deep tissue electrical shocks to reheat a surgically repaired body on ice, along with implied bone, muscle and joint augmentations for added strength, durability and speed, along with other assorted goodies. Later kicked up a notch with gene therapy.
  • Clone Army
  • Hand Cannon: The original film equipped them all with Desert Eagles.
  • Hollywood Cyborg: With the exception of the headset and the blackbox, installed in the thighs of the UniSols, there really aren't many cybernetics in a UniSol's body. It's implied that there are additional bone and muscle augmentations for the UniSols, to add to their Made of Iron and Super Strength capabilities.
  • Goggles Do Something Unusual
  • Laser Sight: Their MP5's are armed with Imatronic LS45 laser sights.
  • Made of Iron
  • Manchurian Agent
  • Monogender Monsters: Averted in the non-Canon movies, where there are female Unisols. Played Straight in the Canon movies. As to why there are no female UniSols, no one knows. It is a possibility, that the process of augmenting a female combatant would be much more time-consuming, as they would have to add more bone and muscle mass to make them as physically strong as their male counterparts without the muscle booster.
  • More Dakka: The UniSol 2500's were equipped with OICW rifles.
  • Super Soldier
  • Transhuman

Luc Deveraux/GR44 (Jean-Claude Van Damme)

Andrew Scott/GR13 (Dolph Lundgren)

GR74 (Ralf Moeller)

GR55 (Tommy Lister)

John (Scott Adkins)

  • Anti-Hero: Of Day of Reckoning.
  • Badass Normal: ...though as the plot progressed we learn that he's a UniSol.
  • Berserk Button: If you mess with his non-existent family, then you're gonna have a hell to pay.
  • Cloning Blues
  • Fingore: Loses his fingers to Magnus, who used an fireman's ax to chop his fingers off.
  • It's Personal: Wants to take down Deveraux because he killed his family. Or so he thinks.
  • Made of Iron: Survived many heavy impacts including being thrown through a wall of bedrock by another Unisol and having Devereaux almost cut his arm off with a sharpened machete. Granted, he's a cloned UniSol.
  • One-Man Army: Becomes this after he is captured by the UniSol Army. He proceeds to wipe the floor with a lot of UniSols attempting to stop him, and takes down both Scott and Deveraux in the process.
  • Super Soldier
  • Unstoppable Rage
  • Unwitting Pawn

NGU (Andrei Arlovski)

  • An Arm and a Leg
  • Big Bad: Of Regeneration.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: Sports one. He uses it twice to kill two of the four UniSols sent after him, and attempted to use it against Deveraux. He did use it against Captain Burke, stabbing him hard after Burke made a feeble attempt to take him down.
  • Killed Off for Real
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: It doesn't kill him though.
  • More Dakka: Gets in on the action, with a heavily modified AK variant loaded with double-stack magazine, which he has no problem unloading a ridiculous amount of lead downrange in the process.
  • One-Man Army: Capable of wiping out an entire security detail by himself, along with an incredible amount of Ukrainian Police, in an effort to kidnap the children of the Ukrainian Prime Minister. He later wipes out a company of soldiers by himself.
  • The Stoic

Magnus (Andrei Arlovski)

SETH/Super UniSol (Michael Jai White)

Romeo (Bill Goldberg)

    U.S. Military 

Col. Perry (Ed O'Ross)

Cpt. Kevin Burke (Mike Pyle)

Gen. Coby (Corey Johnson)

Agent Gorman (Rus Blackwell)

Cpt. Blackburn (Justin Lazard)

Sgt. Morrow (James R. Black)

Gen. Radford (Daniel von Bargen)

    Scientists 

Dr. Christopher Gregor (Jerry Orbach)

Dr. Sandra Fleming (Emily Joyce)

Dr. Richard Porter (Garry Cooper)

  • Mad Scientist: He is rather amoral, viewing ordinary soldiers with disdain and highly praising the efficiency and deadliness of the NGU. As a middle finger to Burke, who had stated his intense dislike for the UniSols, he is cloned at the end of the movie and made into a UniSol.

Dr. Robert Colin (Kerry Shale)

Miles (Kristopher Van Varenberg)

Dr. Su (David Jensen)

Dr. Dylan Cotner (Xander Berkeley)

Squid (Brent Hinkley)

    Russian Military 

Col. Petrov (Aki Avni)

Gen. Boris (Aki Avni)

    Civilians 

Veronica Roberts (Ally Walker)

Erin Young (Heidi Schanz)


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