The Something Force

Basically slapping "Force" at the end of a team name, just for Rule of Cool. Probably because certain Real Life organizations used "force" in their names, so you want your team to seem just as strong.

To fit this trope, "Force" has to be at the end of the team name, and it has to be a team explicitly calling themselves that just to seem cool.

Not to be confused with the forces of physics.

Compare Awesome McCoolname, NameTron.


Examples:

Anime and Manga
  • The English adaptations of Dragon Ball Z translate the Ginyu Special Squadron as the Ginyu Force.
  • Lyrical Nanoha's Riot Force 6. On a side note, this seems to be an Ascended Meme fansubbers in this case. The Japanese name for Hayate's unit is "Kidou Rokka", which basically translates to "6th mobile division"; hence, the less popular "Mobile Section 6" is actually a more accurate interpretation.
  • In America, Science Ninja Team Gatchaman is known simply as G-Force in its macekre version Battle Of The Planets as well as the second adaptation named G-Force.
  • In Star Blazers, the English dub of Space Battleship Yamato, the ship's crew are called the Star Force.

Comic Books

Film

Literature

Live-Action TV

Music

Pinball

Professional Wrestling

Toys
  • Action Force, the original European branding of G.I. Joe.
  • Assorted parts of the Transformers mythos give us Noble Force Mini-Con Team, Maximal Command Security Force, Rescue Force, Rotor Force, Galaxy Force, and Super-God Masterforce, among others.
  • LEGO Exo-Force
  • Star Com toys were marketed as "The U.S. Space Force.'' The Animated Adaptation, on the other hand, treated the team as multinational.

Web Animation

Video Games

Western Animation

Real Life
  • When the Army Air Corps split off from the US Army, it was renamed to the Air Force, after the Royal Air Force of Britain.
    • From 1940 until the formation of the US Air Force, they were known as the Army Air Forces, with the Army Air Corps existing at the same time (and making up the vast majority of the USAAF). This was a vast improvement over previous years, when Army airpower was run by two separate organizations, the Army Air Corps and GHQ Air Force, which operated in parallel (GHQ had very few planes, and it's honestly hard to tell nowadays exactly what they did.)
    • While we're on the subject of air forces, how about the Royal Canadian Air Force, eh?
      • Which was replaced in the 70's by Canadian Forces Air Command, combing Trope Force with that cool effect you get where a military unit has "Command" in its name.
      • The original name returned in 2011.
  • Many armed units such as the Delta Force, though that is not the unit's official name. Special police units will sometimes have names such as "Rapid Reaction Force" or something like that.
  • Pre-1961, the French nuclear arsenal was known as the "Force de Frappe", which means, roughly, "Striking Force"
    • In 1961, they renamed it to "Force de Dissuasion", or "Deterrent Force"


Alternative Title(s):

Troper Force