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Basically slapping "Force" at the end of a team name, just for RuleOfCool. Probably because certain RealLife 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 AwesomeMcCoolname, NameTron.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* The English adaptations of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' translate the Ginyu Special Squadron as the Ginyu Force.
* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha''[='s=] Riot Force 6. On a side note, this seems to be an AscendedMeme 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, ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman'' is known simply as G-Force in its {{macekre}} version ''Anime/BattleOfThePlanets'' as well as the second adaptation named ''G-Force''.
* In ''Anime/StarBlazers,'' the English dub of ''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato,'' the ship's crew are called the Star Force.

[[folder:Asian Animation]]
* ''Animation/{{Miniforce}}'', an [[AnimalSuperheroes animal hero]] team [[FollowTheLeader reminiscent of]] {{Tokusatsu}} action shows like Franchise/SuperSentai / Franchise/PowerRangers.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* In Creator/MarvelComics:
** Fantastic Force -- A ComicBook/FantasticFour spinoff team.
** ComicBook/XForce -- The ComicBook/XMen's strike team. At one point in the early 2010s, there were two incarnations of X-Force active at the same time; they crossed over shortly before being cancelled/merged.
** ComicBook/AForce, an all-female Avengers team established as part of the ''[[ComicBook/SecretWars2015 Secret Wars]]'' event.
** Freedom Force, a government-sponsored superhero team made up mostly of the "reformed" Brotherhood of Evil Mutants and led by ComicBook/{{Mystique}}.
* ComicBook/NightForce -- Supernatural investigators.
* ComicBook/AtariForce -- Originally a team of cross-dimensional explorers from a CrapsackFuture.
* After Battle Comics lost the right to publish ''[[Franchise/GIJoe Action Force]]'' (see below under Toys), they came up with a thinly veiled ripoff called ''Storm Force''.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/TheDeltaForce''
* ''[[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Fox Force Five]]'', an InUniverse example from ''Film/PulpFiction''.
* ''Film/GForce''
* ''Film/MegaForce'', aka the film with the flying motorcycle.

* Tribulation Force and Millennium Force from ''Literature/LeftBehind''.
* Phoenix Force from ''Literature/TheExecutioner''.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* A syndicated action series ''Series/SuperForce''.
* The [[Series/MissionImpossible Impossible Mission Force]].
* ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce'', ''Series/PowerRangersWildForce'', ''Series/PowerRangersMysticForce'' and ''Series/PowerRangersMegaforce''.
** The Korean versions, which use the ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' name [[TranslationMatchmaking but have been straight dubs of the]] ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' source material for some time, take this and run with it, including "Magic Force" (''[[Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger Magiranger]]''), "Treasure Force" (''[[Series/GoGoSentaiBoukenger Boukenger]]''), "Engine Force" (''[[Series/EngineSentaiGoOnger Go-onger]]''), "Jungle Force" (''[[Series/HyakujuuSentaiGaoranger Gaoranger]]''), "Miracle Force" (''[[Series/TensouSentaiGoseiger Goseiger]]''), "Captain Force" (''[[Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger Gokaiger]]''), and "Dino Force" (''[[Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger Kyoryuger]]''). Though ''[[Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger Shinkenger]]'' has not been aired in South Korea, it is known as "Samurai Force" in the Korean dub of ''Series/KamenRiderDecade'' and "Blade Force" in ''Captain Force''/''Gokaiger''.
*** The only titles to avert it since the practice began were Power Rangers [[Series/BakuryuuSentaiAbaranger Dino Thunder]] (Abaranger,) Power Rangers [[Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger S.P.D.]](Dekaranger), Power Rangers [[Series/JukenSentaiGekiranger Wild Spirits]](Gekiranger), and "Power Rangers [[Series/TokumeiSentaiGoBusters Go-Busters (Go-busters)]]".

* The band Music/DragonForce
* Music/FiveIronFrenzy's song "Abraham Lincoln Beard" has the line "NINJA FORCE FIVE THOUSAND".
* 80's US PowerMetal band [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WwgHa14uOM Titan Force]].

* ''Pinball/PoliceForce''
* ''Special Force,'' a commando squad.

[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* Wrestling/{{CHIKARA}} has The Colony: Xtreme Force
* Wrestling/TitoSantana and Wrestling/RickMartel teamed in WWE as Strike Force.

* ''Action Force,'' the original European branding of ''Franchise/GIJoe.''
* Assorted parts of the ''Franchise/{{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.
* ''Toys/LEGOExoForce''
* ''Toys/StarCom'' toys were marketed as "The U.S. Space Force''. The AnimatedAdaptation, on the other hand, treated the team as multinational.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/ShiningForce''
* ''[[VideoGame/DragonForceSega Dragon Force]]''
* ''VideoGame/FreedomForce''
* ''VideoGame/ThunderForce''
* ''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce''
* Green's Seven Force in ''VideoGame/GunstarHeroes'', which can split to seven different entities: Soldier Force, Tails Force, Tiger Force, Eagle Force, [[{{BFG}} Blaster Force]], [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning Urchin Force]] and [[GiantEnemyCrab Crab Force]].
* ''VideoGame/GotchaForce'', which has a second shot at it with the villainous Death Force.
* ''VideoGame/PursuitForce''
* From the ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'' Art Therapy co-op course:
-->'''[=GLaDOS=]''': To boost morale, I think we need a code name for the...elite squadron we have here. We should name it after your specialty. I know: Special Team Falling Into Acid Force.
* The UsefulNotes/PlayStation game ''Fighting Force''.
* ''Terra Force'', the sequel to ''VideoGame/TerraCresta''
* ''VideoGame/{{Skylanders}}: Swap Force'', named for a subset of the heroes that can "swap" LegoBodyParts.
* ''VideoGame/MetroidPrimeFederationForce''
* ''VideoGame/{{Broforce}}''. The titular team is made of [[AffectionateParody parodies]] of (mainly) 80's/90's movie action heroes.

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* An AprilFoolsDay gag crosses this, DarkerAndEdgier, and XtremeKoolLetterz as it turns the ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' cast into the "Xeriouxly Forxe".

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* The Anime/{{Voltron}} Force.
* ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce''
** A ''very'' literal example, as "RuleOfCool" is the only justification for their being called any kind of "force".
* ''WesternAnimation/MonsterForce''
* ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce''
* ''WesternAnimation/SuperRobotMonkeyTeamHyperForceGo!''
* Titan Force Five of ''WesternAnimation/TitanMaximum''
* Teen Force of ''WesternAnimation/SpaceStars''

[[folder: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 Force'''s''', 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, [[CanadaEh 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 "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Force_de_Frappe Force de Frappe]]", which means, roughly, "Striking Force"
** In 1961, they renamed it to "Force de Dissuasion", or "Deterrent Force"