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* ''ComicBook/WonderWoman2006'': The Citizenry ''were'' a spacefaring culture with a marine equivalent and odd obsession with memory alteration before the genocidal Astarte took over and turned the whole culture into her soldiers for destroying the life on entire planets.


** John-117, better known by his rank "Master Chief", whose design been quite influential on post-2001 video games. He is one of the very few surviving Spartan-[=IIs=], but unlike the basic trope, the Spartan-[=IIs=] were the absolute ''[[SuperSoldier antithesis]]'' of the RedShirtArmy.

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** John-117, better known by his rank "Master Chief", whose design been quite influential on post-2001 video games. He is one of the very few surviving Spartan-[=IIs=], but unlike the basic trope, the Spartan-[=IIs=] were the absolute ''[[SuperSoldier antithesis]]'' survivors of the RedShirtArmy. heavily armored and augmented Spartan-[=II=] super-soldiers, who are by far humanity's greatest soldiers.



** It is technically inaccurate to label the Master Chief or any Spartan as a Space Marine; while they have powered armor and advanced training (plus loads of augmentations), they're all actually UNSC naval personnel, making them closer to Navy [=SEALs=]. John-117's actual title and military designation is "Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy John-117", which makes him an non-commissioned Naval officer. The [[ItsRainingMen Orbital Drop Shock Troopers]] ([[VideoGame/Halo3ODST ODSTs]]) better fit this trope, being actual elites within the UNSC Marine Corps; they consider themselves the main rivals to the Spartans, despite being [[BadassNormal normal humans with unpowered armor]]. The UNSC's regular Marines themselves sort of count, being the UNSC's main rapid-deployment and expeditionary force.

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** It is technically inaccurate to label the Master Chief or any Spartan as a Space Marine; while they have powered armor and advanced training (plus loads of augmentations), they're all actually UNSC naval personnel, making them closer to Navy [=SEALs=]. John-117's actual title and military designation is "Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy John-117", which makes him an non-commissioned Naval officer. The [[ItsRainingMen Orbital Drop Shock Troopers]] ([[VideoGame/Halo3ODST ODSTs]]) better fit this trope, being actual elites within the UNSC Marine Corps; they consider themselves the main rivals to the Spartans, despite being [[BadassNormal normal humans with unpowered armor]]. The UNSC's regular Marines themselves sort of count, being the UNSC's main rapid-deployment and expeditionary force.


* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Hot_Eagle SUSTAIN]] was a project being undertaken by the United States military during the 2000s for the purpose of orbital Marine deployment. Then the financial crash happened in 2008, the Great Recession hit, and military budgets got slashed across the board, leading the Pentagon to abandon the project. The closest analog to fiction is ''Halo'''s Helljumpers, but the idea was damn close to having Marines drop in from space.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Hot_Eagle SUSTAIN]] was a project being undertaken by the United States military during the 2000s for the purpose of orbital Marine deployment. Then the financial crash happened in 2008, the Great Recession hit, and military budgets got slashed across the board, leading the Pentagon to abandon the project. The closest analog to fiction is ''Halo'''s Helljumpers, but the idea was damn close to having Marines drop in from space.
space. Early in his presidency, Donald Trump stated that he wanted to revive the project under the moniker "Space Force."


* A platoon of Marines equipped with laser weapons are dispatched into space to destroy Drax's satellite base at the climax of ''Film/{{Moonraker}}''.

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* A platoon of Marines equipped with laser weapons are dispatched into space to destroy Drax's satellite base at the climax of ''Film/{{Moonraker}}''. Apparently, NASA keeps a shuttle load of U.S. Marines on standby [[CrazyPrepared just in case.]]


* In the [[Literature/TheIllumiminaeFiles Illuminae series]], Space Marines are the bulk of the forces seen within the United Terran Authority. Though there might be an army we don't see, as the only soldiers we see directly are part of a ship's crew, being much closer to classical marines.

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* In the [[Literature/TheIllumiminaeFiles [[Literature/TheIlluminaeFiles Illuminae series]], Space Marines are the bulk of the forces seen within the United Terran Authority. Though there might be an army we don't see, as the only soldiers we see directly are part of a ship's crew, being much closer to classical marines.


* In the Illuminae series, Space Marines are the bulk of the

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* In the [[Literature/TheIllumiminaeFiles Illuminae series, series]], Space Marines are the bulk of the forces seen within the United Terran Authority. Though there might be an army we don't see, as the only soldiers we see directly are part of a ship's crew, being much closer to classical marines.


* They get relatively brief mention in the games, but in the ''Literature/WingCommander'' novels, the Terran Confederation Marine Corps serves this role. In the novel ''Fleet Action'' they probably have their CrowningMomentOfAwesome, when they board a fleet of super-powerful carriers against which the normal weapons (torpedoes delivered by fighters) were useless due to their extreme armor and shielding, for the purpose of detonating antimatter mines inside the carriers. Naturally, this is not survivable for the Space Marines in question, but when the alternative is TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt...

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* They get relatively brief mention in the games, but in the ''Literature/WingCommander'' novels, the Terran Confederation Marine Corps serves this role. In the novel ''Fleet Action'' they probably have their CrowningMomentOfAwesome, when Action'', they board a fleet of super-powerful carriers against which the normal weapons (torpedoes delivered by fighters) were useless due to their extreme armor and shielding, for the purpose of detonating antimatter mines inside the carriers. Naturally, this is not survivable for the Space Marines in question, but when the alternative is TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt...


* "The Space Marine" is the only name given the hero of the ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' series. Among fans, he's acquired the affectionate nickname of "Doomguy". On his guest appearance in ''VideoGame/QuakeIIIArena'', he's known simply as "Doom". In the books, his name is Flynn Taggart. A more generic army name there ain't. In the Doom movie, he was named John Grimm. Apparently id Software's sole insistence for the film was that his first name be 'John'. In ''[[Fanfic/DoomRepercussionsOfEvil Repercussions of Evil]]'', he was named John Stalvern. In the ''[[VideoGame/{{Doom}} Doom 3]]'' novels by Matthew Costello, he was named John Kane. Curiously, this is the same surname as the protagonist of ''VideoGame/QuakeIV''. He doesn't have much charactersation as an actual space marine, but the phrase has gone on to become a shorthand for a certain type of FPS character -- see ASpaceMarineIsYou.

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* "The Space Marine" is the only name given the hero of the ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' series. Among fans, he's acquired the affectionate nickname of "Doomguy". On his guest appearance in ''VideoGame/QuakeIIIArena'', he's known simply as "Doom". In the books, his name is Flynn Taggart. A more generic army name there ain't. In the Doom movie, [[Film/{{Doom}} movie]], he was named John Grimm. Apparently Grimm; apparently id Software's sole insistence for the film was that his first name be 'John'. In ''[[Fanfic/DoomRepercussionsOfEvil Repercussions of Evil]]'', he was named John Stalvern. "John". In the ''[[VideoGame/{{Doom}} Doom 3]]'' ''VideoGame/Doom3'' novels by Matthew Costello, he was named John Kane. Curiously, Kane (curiously, this is the same surname as the protagonist of ''VideoGame/QuakeIV''. ''VideoGame/QuakeIV''). In the ''Doom RPG'' mobile games he's given the name Stan [[VideoGame/{{Wolfenstein}} Blazkowicz]]. ''VideoGame/Doom2016'' follows the fan tradition for the classic games and nicknames him "The Doom Slayer", which is what ''VideoGame/QuakeChampions'' calls that version of the character. He doesn't have much charactersation characterisation as an actual space marine, but the phrase has gone on to become a shorthand for a certain type of FPS character -- see ASpaceMarineIsYou.



** There are also the Spartan-[=IIIs=], who are basically low-budget, expendable Spartans. They're still more badass than almost everything else in the galaxy.
** In ''VideoGame/HaloReach'', Spartan-III Noble Six really puts the "Space" in Space Marine. They commandeer a Sabre SpaceFighter, engage in space dogfights, and board a Covenant cruiser.
** It is technically inaccurate to label the Master Chief or any Spartan as a Space Marine; while they have powered armor and advanced training (plus loads of augmentations), they're all actually UNSC naval personnel, making them closer to Navy [=SEALs=]. John-117's actual title and military designation is "Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy John-117", which makes him an non-commissioned Naval officer. The [[ItsRainingMen Orbital Drop Shock Troopers]] ([[VideoGame/Halo3ODST ODSTs]]) better fit this trope, being actual elite Marines within the UNSC Marine Corps; they consider themselves the main rivals to the Spartans, despite being [[BadassNormal normal humans with unpowered armor]].
** The UNSC's regular Marines themselves sort of count, being the UNSC's main rapid-deployment and expeditionary force.
** ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'' introduced the Spartan-[=IVs=], which, unlike their trained-from-childhood predecessors, are made from adult volunteers, with many of them being, [[InterserviceRivalry ironically, former ODSTs]]. They're even more numerous than the [=IIIs=] were, with much better equipment to boot (though they're in general less skilled than their predecessors due to a more relaxed selection criteria). Also, the Spartans now have their own separate UNSC branch, meaning they're technically ''still'' not Marines.

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** There are also the Spartan-[=IIIs=], who are basically low-budget, expendable Spartans. They're still more badass than almost everything else in the galaxy. \n** In ''VideoGame/HaloReach'', Spartan-III centered on a team of Spartan-[=IIIs=], Noble Six alongside Spartan-II Jorge-052 really puts put the "Space" in Space Marine. They Marine, as they commandeer a Sabre SpaceFighter, SpaceFighter[=s=] engage in space dogfights, and board a Covenant cruiser.
** It is technically inaccurate to label the Master Chief or any Spartan as a Space Marine; while they have powered armor and advanced training (plus loads of augmentations), they're all actually UNSC naval personnel, making them closer to Navy [=SEALs=]. John-117's actual title and military designation is "Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy John-117", which makes him an non-commissioned Naval officer. The [[ItsRainingMen Orbital Drop Shock Troopers]] ([[VideoGame/Halo3ODST ODSTs]]) better fit this trope, being actual elite Marines elites within the UNSC Marine Corps; they consider themselves the main rivals to the Spartans, despite being [[BadassNormal normal humans with unpowered armor]].
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armor]]. The UNSC's regular Marines themselves sort of count, being the UNSC's main rapid-deployment and expeditionary force.
** ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'' introduced the Spartan-[=IVs=], which, unlike their trained-from-childhood predecessors, are made from adult volunteers, with many of them being, [[InterserviceRivalry ironically, ironically]], former ODSTs]].[=ODSTs=]. They're even more numerous than the [=IIIs=] were, with much better equipment to boot (though they're in general less skilled than their predecessors due to a more relaxed selection criteria). Also, the Spartans now have their own separate UNSC branch, meaning they're technically ''still'' not Marines.



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* Again, ''Film/StarshipTroopers'' has the Mobile Infantry, who are this in all but name. Taking an entirely different tone from the book, the Mobile Infantry are gung-ho space soldiers who, for all their tough bug-stomping talk, are repeatedly shown to be arrogant and foolish {{Military Maverick}}s. In one of the first battles of the war, the Mobile Infantry deploy in a chaotic ZergRush and then rout in panic after only very light casualties. At one point the protagonist's unit ''throws a frat party in the middle of enemy territory''. The film was meant to be a satire on the book's jingoism.

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** ''Film/AlienResurrection'', set centuries after the other movies, replaces them with the ''United Systems Military''.


->''They shall be my finest warriors, these men who give of themselves to me. Like clay I shall mould them, and in the furnace of war forge them. They will be of iron will and steely muscle. In great armour shall I clad them and with the mightiest guns will they be armed. They will be untouched by plague or disease, no sickness will blight them. They will have tactics, strategies and machines so that no foe can best them in battle. They are my bulwark against the Terror. They are the Defenders of Humanity. They are my Space Marines and they shall know no fear.''

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->''They ->''"They shall be my finest warriors, these men who give of themselves to me. Like clay I shall mould them, and in the furnace of war forge them. They will be of iron will and steely muscle. In great armour shall I clad them and with the mightiest guns will they be armed. They will be untouched by plague or disease, no sickness will blight them. They will have tactics, strategies and machines so that no foe can best them in battle. They are my bulwark against the Terror. They are the Defenders of Humanity. They are my Space Marines and they shall know no fear.''"''

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*** That being said, the closest they have to a usable boarding party without resorting to Kroot Mercenaries would be the Breacher Teams; they're all intended for the close confines of urban combat, but they are equipped with [[ShotgunsAreJustBetter Pulse Blasters]] and [[PunchPackingPistol Pulse Pistols]], which would not be out-of-place in a boarding action.


It should be noted that the name "space marine" is actually a misnomer -- there's no water in deep space. Works aiming for more realism or a more RayGunGothic feel may prefer to call them "espatiers." But for those wanting more to invoke the Romantic SpaceIsAnOcean trope the name space marine works just fine. Sometimes, "space marine" [[CulturalTranslation is culturally translated]] into "space [insert badass military unit here]" - for instance in Russia space marines are often called "space landing forces" (''kosmodesantniki'') after the VDV[[note]]Vozdushno-desantnye voyska, "air-landing forces", often called just "desantniki" (rougly "landers").[[/note]] an airborne unit of the Russian military that has roughly the same reputation as the [[SemperFi USMC]] and [[UsefulNotes/BritsWithBattleships Royal Marines]] in American and British cultures.

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It should be noted that the name "space marine" is actually a misnomer -- there's no water in deep space. Works aiming for more realism or a more RayGunGothic feel may prefer to call them "espatiers." But for those wanting more to invoke the Romantic SpaceIsAnOcean trope the name space marine works just fine. Sometimes, "space marine" [[CulturalTranslation is culturally translated]] into "space [insert badass military unit here]" - for instance in Russia space marines are often called "space landing forces" (''kosmodesantniki'') after the VDV[[note]]Vozdushno-desantnye voyska, "air-landing forces", often called just "desantniki" (rougly "landers").[[/note]] "landers")[[/note]] an airborne unit of the Russian military that has roughly the same reputation as the [[SemperFi USMC]] and [[UsefulNotes/BritsWithBattleships Royal Marines]] in American and British cultures.


It should be noted that the name "space marine" is actually a misnomer -- there's no water in deep space. Works aiming for more realism or a more RayGunGothic feel may prefer to call them "espatiers." But for those wanting more to invoke the Romantic SpaceIsAnOcean trope the name space marine works just fine. Sometimes, "space marine" [[CulturalTranslation is culturally translated]] into "space [insert badass military unit here]" - for instance in Russia space marines are often called "space landing forces" (''kosmodesantniki'') after the VDV[[note]]Vozdushno-desantnye voyska, "air-landing forces".[[/note]] an airborne unit of the Russian military that has roughly the same reputation as the [[SemperFi USMC]] and [[UsefulNotes/BritsWithBattleships Royal Marines]] in American and British cultures.

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It should be noted that the name "space marine" is actually a misnomer -- there's no water in deep space. Works aiming for more realism or a more RayGunGothic feel may prefer to call them "espatiers." But for those wanting more to invoke the Romantic SpaceIsAnOcean trope the name space marine works just fine. Sometimes, "space marine" [[CulturalTranslation is culturally translated]] into "space [insert badass military unit here]" - for instance in Russia space marines are often called "space landing forces" (''kosmodesantniki'') after the VDV[[note]]Vozdushno-desantnye voyska, "air-landing forces".forces", often called just "desantniki" (rougly "landers").[[/note]] an airborne unit of the Russian military that has roughly the same reputation as the [[SemperFi USMC]] and [[UsefulNotes/BritsWithBattleships Royal Marines]] in American and British cultures.

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* In ''[[https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/so-that-worlds-may-align.441111/ So That Worlds May Align]]'', the military of the [[TheFederation Solar Union]] has the Interstellar Advanced Trooper Corps (the author [[WordOfGod has said]] that he specifically wanted to avoid the term "Space Marines") who are stated to be well-trained enough that any one of them is equal to ten standard soldiers.

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