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If the super-soldier is a hero, they will often either be ruthless killers who have [[TheAtoner had a change of heart]] and/or [[PhlebotinumRebel angry victims]] who want [[IHateYouVampireDad revenge against their creators]]. They are often [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone wracked with guilt]] over their previous actions, and may be extremely 'twitchy' and likely to unintentionally attack their own comrades out of reflex (metaphors for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder are optional, but very common). They're also {{Sympathetic Sentient Weapon}}s at times. If the super soldier is a protagonist, then they lie anywhere on the spectrum from hero to villain to VillainProtagonist to Hero Antagonist.

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If the super-soldier is a hero, they will often either be ruthless killers who have [[TheAtoner had a change of heart]] and/or [[PhlebotinumRebel angry victims]] who want [[IHateYouVampireDad revenge against their creators]]. They are often [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone wracked with guilt]] over their previous actions, actions and may be extremely 'twitchy' and 'twitchy.' Super-soldiers are likely to unintentionally attack their own comrades out of reflex (metaphors for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder are optional, but very common). They're also {{Sympathetic Sentient Weapon}}s at times. If the super soldier is a protagonist, then they lie anywhere on the spectrum from hero to villain to VillainProtagonist to Hero Antagonist.


If the super-soldier is a hero, they will often either be ruthless killers who have [[TheAtoner had a change of heart]] and/or [[PhlebotinumRebel angry victims]] who want [[IHateYouVampireDad revenge against their creators]]. They are often [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone wracked with guilt]] over their previous actions, and may be extremely 'twitchy' and likely to unintentionally attack their own comrades out of reflex (metaphors for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder are optional, but very common). They're also {{Sympathetic Sentient Weapon}}s at times. If the super soldier is a protagonist, then lie anywhere on the spectrum from hero to villain to VillainProtagonist to Hero Antagonist.

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If the super-soldier is a hero, they will often either be ruthless killers who have [[TheAtoner had a change of heart]] and/or [[PhlebotinumRebel angry victims]] who want [[IHateYouVampireDad revenge against their creators]]. They are often [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone wracked with guilt]] over their previous actions, and may be extremely 'twitchy' and likely to unintentionally attack their own comrades out of reflex (metaphors for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder are optional, but very common). They're also {{Sympathetic Sentient Weapon}}s at times. If the super soldier is a protagonist, then they lie anywhere on the spectrum from hero to villain to VillainProtagonist to Hero Antagonist.


* ''VideoGame/{{Prototype}}'' has Black Watches Super soldiers, soldiers infected with a modified form of the series' [[TheVirus virus]]. They're bigger, stronger, and faster than the regular {{Mooks}}, they can sniff the PlayerCharacter out almost instantly even when disguised, and can easily go toe-to-toe with the opposite side's EliteMooks, the hunters, and even TheProtagonist himself when in small groups.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Prototype}}'' has Black Watches Blackwatch's Super soldiers, Soldiers, soldiers infected with a modified form of the series' [[TheVirus virus]]. They're bigger, stronger, and faster than the regular {{Mooks}}, they can sniff the PlayerCharacter out almost instantly even when disguised, and can easily go toe-to-toe with the opposite side's EliteMooks, the hunters, and even TheProtagonist himself when in small groups.


** Combine Elites? No, two words: Gordon. Freeman.

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** Combine Elites? No, two words: Gordon. Freeman.


** The Daleks are an entire race of these, albeit non-humanoid after extensive bio-engineering by their creator Davros. While the "pepperpot" they are usually identified by is just an extremely advanced weapons craft, the actual Dalek has powerful life support, a neurally integrated battle computer that helps it fight and strategize, and some severe tampering to remove any emotion that could impair its fighting ability, i.e. everything except hate.

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** The Daleks are an entire race of these, albeit non-humanoid after extensive bio-engineering by their creator Davros. While the "pepperpot" they are usually identified by is just an extremely advanced weapons craft, the actual Dalek has powerful life support, a neurally integrated battle computer that helps it fight and strategize, and some severe tampering to remove any emotion that could impair its fighting ability, i.e. everything except hate.hate (and, though they'd never admit it, [[HorrifyingTheHorror fear. Specifically, of the Doctor]]).


Note that this is a trope unusually likely to bring out the FridgeLogic. The biggest logical flaw is, of course, why the results would [[TurnedOnTheirMasters remain loyal]].

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Note that this is a trope unusually likely to bring out the FridgeLogic. The biggest logical flaw is, of course, why the results would [[TurnedOnTheirMasters remain loyal]].
loyal]]. The second biggest logical flaw is the fact that, despite all their oft-expensive augmentations, they're still foot soldiers - and thus still vulnerable to things like aerial bombardments. (This latter question is often addressed by making the Super Soldier into a spec-ops agent of some kind, not being fielded into open battles but instead sent behind enemy lines to break things.)

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*** The movie actually adds a RealityEnsues touch to this trope: for a time, Steve Rogers ends up sidelined because his military superior doesn't see him as particularly useful. Super-soldier or not, Rogers is just one man, which is not particularly useful on a battlefield. His Captain America image and the colorful costume actually originate when he's relegated to serving as the poster boy for a publicity campaign for selling war bonds.


* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'': Prior to the [[RobotWar Omnic Crisis]] the USA had a volunteer super soldier project whose subjects gained enhanced strength and reflexes. At least two of whom, Jack Morrison and Gabriel Reyes [[spoiler: aka Soldier 76 and Reaper]], became founding members of Overwatch.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'': Prior to the [[RobotWar Omnic Crisis]] the USA had a volunteer super soldier project whose subjects gained enhanced strength and reflexes. At least two of whom, Jack Morrison and Gabriel Reyes [[spoiler: aka Soldier 76 and Reaper]], Reaper/Soldier 24]], became founding members of Overwatch.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': The Unsullied are basically this. They are fearless, perfectly disciplined in martial arts, and immune to pain.


** [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration TNG]]: Roga Danar and the other exiled Angosian soldiers, in "The Hunted", with a Vietnam Veteran Syndrome metaphor {{Anvilicious}}ly applied.

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** [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration TNG]]: Roga Danar and the other exiled Angosian soldiers, in "The Hunted", with a Vietnam Veteran Syndrome metaphor {{Anvilicious}}ly applied. Also the "drug soldier" conjured up by Q in the pilot episode as evidence that humans had remained 'savages' even as their technology improved.


* ''VideoGame/JakIIRenegade'' sets Jak up as one of these, {{Wolverine}}-style; experimented on against his will, he later breaks free and swears revenge on the people who did it to him. The experiments involved injecting him with Dark Eco, which gives him the ability to transform into [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Dark Jak]]. Dark Jak has enhanced strength and claws instead of nails, and (if you buy the upgrades) can: create an shockwave of Dark Eco by punching the ground; produce countless Dark Eco bolts; completely ignore all attacks; and transform into a gigantic form that's even stronger (capable of destroying vehicles with one or two hits). ''VideoGame/JakIII'' drops the last two powers but adds invisibility and the ability to throw Dark Eco blasts.

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* ''VideoGame/JakIIRenegade'' sets Jak up as one of these, {{Wolverine}}-style; experimented on against his will, he later breaks free and swears revenge on the people who did it to him. The experiments involved injecting him with Dark Eco, which gives him the ability to transform into [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Dark Jak]]. Dark Jak has enhanced strength and claws instead of nails, and (if you buy the upgrades) can: create an shockwave of Dark Eco by punching the ground; produce countless Dark Eco bolts; completely ignore all attacks; and transform into a gigantic form that's even stronger (capable of destroying vehicles with one or two hits). ''VideoGame/JakIII'' ''VideoGame/Jak3Wastelander'' drops the last two powers but adds invisibility and the ability to throw Dark Eco blasts.


* ''VideoGame/JakIIRenegade'' sets Jak up as one of these, {{Wolverine}}-style; experimented on against his will, he later breaks free and swears revenge on the people who did it to him. The experiments involved injecting him with Dark Eco, which gives him the ability to transform into [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Dark Jak]]. Dark Jak has enhanced strength and claws instead of nails, and (if you buy the upgrades) can: create an shockwave of Dark Eco by punching the ground; produce countless Dark Eco bolts; completely ignore all attacks; and transform into a gigantic form that's even stronger (capable of destroying vehicles with one or two hits). ''VideoGame/Jak3'' drops the last two powers but adds invisibility and the ability to throw Dark Eco blasts.

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* ''VideoGame/JakIIRenegade'' sets Jak up as one of these, {{Wolverine}}-style; experimented on against his will, he later breaks free and swears revenge on the people who did it to him. The experiments involved injecting him with Dark Eco, which gives him the ability to transform into [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Dark Jak]]. Dark Jak has enhanced strength and claws instead of nails, and (if you buy the upgrades) can: create an shockwave of Dark Eco by punching the ground; produce countless Dark Eco bolts; completely ignore all attacks; and transform into a gigantic form that's even stronger (capable of destroying vehicles with one or two hits). ''VideoGame/Jak3'' ''VideoGame/JakIII'' drops the last two powers but adds invisibility and the ability to throw Dark Eco blasts.


* ''VideoGame/JakIIRenegade'' sets Jak up as one of these, {{Wolverine}}-style; experimented on against his will, he later breaks free and swears revenge on the people who did it to him.

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* ''VideoGame/JakIIRenegade'' sets Jak up as one of these, {{Wolverine}}-style; experimented on against his will, he later breaks free and swears revenge on the people who did it to him. The experiments involved injecting him with Dark Eco, which gives him the ability to transform into [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Dark Jak]]. Dark Jak has enhanced strength and claws instead of nails, and (if you buy the upgrades) can: create an shockwave of Dark Eco by punching the ground; produce countless Dark Eco bolts; completely ignore all attacks; and transform into a gigantic form that's even stronger (capable of destroying vehicles with one or two hits). ''VideoGame/Jak3'' drops the last two powers but adds invisibility and the ability to throw Dark Eco blasts.

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* In ''TabletopGame/HeroesUnlimited'', this is a power type, and there are a wide variety of organizations dedicating a substantial amount of resources to building their own metahumans.

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* The title character of ''Film/HardcoreHenry'' is one, by virtue of being a {{Cyborg}}, and he fights others.

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