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->''"Protectors of the Environment!"''

Brute Force is a short lived (4 issues, August-November, 1990) MarvelComics creation, originally by Charles Viola, written by [[Comicbook/TheTransformers Simon Furman,]] and illustrated by Jose Delbo. It stars a team of animal cyborgs known as "Brute Force", later opposed by another team of cyborg animals known as "Heavy Metal". It existed as a shameless attempt [[MerchandiseDriven to sell toys]] (without a toyline, Marvel was allegedly expecting toy companies to buy the toy rights). Nowadays best known for WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall's reviews of the whole series.

The book was meant to be part of Marvel's StarComics line of kid's comics, going as far as having ads for that line in the issues instead of the mainline Marvel books.

The team made a return in the ''ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} Bi-Annual'', going up against Deadpool.

Not to be confused with ''ComicBook/{{We3}}'' or the UsefulNotes/{{Xbox}} [[VideoGame/BruteForce game]] or the arcade game with the same name.

!! ''Brute Force'' has examples of:

* AnimalStereotypes:
** The heroic animals of Brute Force are a lion (Lionheart), an eagle (Soar), a dolphin (Surfstreak/Dr. Echo), a grizzly bear (Wreckless/Bear), and a kangaroo (Hiphop/Boomer).
** Heavy Metal is made up of mostly "evil" animals: a shark (Bloodbath), a rhinoceros (Ramrod), an octopus (Armory), a vulture (Tailgunner), and a [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers gorilla]] (Uproar).
* AntiHero: Lionheart. ''There's a time for lambs and there's a time for lions''.
* BadassNormal: Dr. Pierce takes out two security guards off-screen on his own.
** CarFu: As well as taking out a mercenary by driving a jeep into him.
* BerserkButton: Lionheart doesn't like water. At all.
* BloodierAndGorier: Being a vehicle for toys, the original comics were mostly kid friendly. The crossover with Deadpool does not tone down the Merc's violent ways, and the team themselves are shown violently killing dozens of bad guys.
* TheBusCameBack: After fading into the mists of obscurity for years, the team's finally making their big comeback in the ''Deadpool Bi-Annual''.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive
* FiveManBand:
** TheLeader: Lionheart.
** TheLancer: Soar.
** TheSmartGuy: Surfstreak.
** TheBigGuy: Wreckless.
** KidAppealCharacter: Hiphop.
** TheMentor: Dr. Pierce.
* ForTheEvulz: There's no real logical reason for the villain to be evil. He just is.
* GreenAesop
* HowDoIShotWeb
* KidAppealCharacter: Hiphop the kangaroo, who loves music and has a surfer-dude mentality.
* MegaCorp: Multicorp employs its own mercenary outfit and owns its own farms.
* MerchandiseDriven: An interesting example as the series was purportedly created by Marvel with the hopes that toy companies would jump on board and create toys of the characteres, but to no avail. WordOfGod from series editor Bob Budiansky was that Marvel's then-Editor-In-Chief Tom [=DeFalco=] was the main motivator for the series.
* PowerArmor: It's what gives the animals their human-level intelligence, speech, and various powers and weapons.
* ThePsychoRangers: Each member of Heavy Metal is a {{Foil}} for one of the members of Brute Force:
** Armory (octopus) is the opposite of Hiphop (kangaroo), as his arms were supposed to restrict Hiphop's leaping.
** Bloodbath (shark) is a rival to Surfstreak (dolphin), as sharks and dolphins are natural enemies.
** Ramrod (rhinoceros) is the counter to Lionheart (lion), as rhinos hate lions.
** Tailgunner (vulture) is an evil counterpart to Soar (eagle).
** Uproar (gorilla) is this to Wreckless (bear), as their strength levels should be comparable.
* RuleOfCool: Who needs logic when you can have ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome ROBO-BEAR VERSUS CYBER-GORILLA?]]''
* TookALevelInBadAss: In the Deadpool crossover Slipstream, now called Dr. Echo, was in charge of upgrading the team's armor. He explicitly compared it to Iron Man's Extremis upgrade, but without the "bugs and limitations" that Tony kept in his version.
* TotallyRadical: Hiphop talks like this.
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: The (working) animal augmentation program appears to be public knowledge, but [[AnimalWrongsGroup the]] [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks people]] you think would care don't seem to.
* UpliftedAnimal: All of the animal characters.
* WeaponizedAnimal: The animals' uplift suits include built-in weapons systems.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: The main villain from the third issue is a rather stupid example; he wants to create lifeforms that thrive on pollution, but [[AssimilationPlot his plans]] would most likely end up on the rest of the earth nuking him.
** In the Deadpool crossover, it's revealed they turned against Dr. Pierce and went rogue to rescue animals from human abuse.
* WesternTerrorists: Of the Eco-terroist variety.
* YouFailLogicForever: Multicorp preforms armed robberies on its own child companies because... uh... [[ForTheEvulz they're evil?]]