The Archetype of a character who's in or was formerly in the military. Variation of Archetype:Warrior.

Also Called

  • Imperial Soldier
  • Marine
  • Navy Member

Properties

The user is a soldier, meaning they've trained in the military and know military tactics. In that regard, are trained to be at the pinnacle of human physicality, even instructed to be prepared and skillfully maneuver in all manner of situations.

For the expectations of war and its takeaways, they are aware of the risk of death, so they are hardened enough to accept it. They have a notable understanding of war and the actions they have to take in such conflicts. For that reason, they are adaptive, flexible in their methods, and possess an increased amount of stamina to deal with prolonged combat or possible skirmishes.

Associated Powers

Relationships

  • Archetype:Knight 
    • A variation of the soldier archetype that takes place in medieval Europe. 
  • Archetype:Musketeer
    • A variation of the soldier archetype that takes place in pre-revolution France or wields a Musket.
  • Archetype:Samurai 
    • A variation of the soldier archetype that takes place in feudal Japan.
  • Archetype:Spartan
    • A variation of the soldier archetype that takes place in Sparta. 
  • Archetype:Space Marine
    • A variation of the soldier archetype that takes place in a galactic setting.

Variations

American Civil War Soldier

American Revolution Soldier 

Ancient Egyptian Soldier

Chinese Dynasty/Imperial Soldier 

Fictional Country Soldier

  • A soldier that is from a fictional country with any strength and limitation the author chooses.
  • Varying Powers

Galactic Empire/First Order Stormtrooper

Nazi Wehrmacht/SS Soldier

Roman Empire Soldier

Samurai Warrior

Soviet/Red Army Soldier

Spartan Warrior

Super Soldier Physiology

Flaws/Weaknesses

  • The user might develop shell-shock or PTSD due to extensive exposure to violence or trauma.
  • In addition to PTSD, soldiers run a high risk of many other mental disorders due to their experiences, as well as drug or drink addiction - in the worst-case scenarios a soldier can even develop sociopathic tendencies due to losing the ability to care about others suffering.
  • Many soldiers can find it difficult to adapt to civilian life after retirement or if they have to give up due to poor health/injury - thus are at high risk of homelessness or social rejection.
  • Due to the physical and emotional intensity of their work most soldiers start relatively young and retire from combat before their old age, some exceptions exist but in general active-duty soldiers are expected to stay in top physical and mental condition, making it an occupation ill-suited for most older characters (unless they have resistance to aging or are examples of Old Prime).
  • There is often significant bullying and discrimination within many military settings - this is especially true for soldiers attending boot camps or similar training regimes, while essential to make a soldier prepared for war abuse of these systems can lead to mental breakdowns in characters ill-equipped to deal with such a regime.

Example Characters

  • Various Characters (All Quiet on the Western Front)
  • Various Characters (Call of Duty)
  • Mukuro Ikusaba (Danganronpa)
  • Various Characters (DC Comics/Wildstorm)
  • Conscripts (Hλlf-Life 2); Cut
  • Whisper the Wolf (IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Axl RO (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part VII: Steel Ball Run)
  • Various Characters (Marvel Comics)
    • Steve Roger/Captain America
    • Colonel James Rupert "Rhodey" Rhodes/War Machine
    • James Buchanan "Bucky" Barnes/Winter Soldier
    • Frank Castle/The Punisher
    • Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel
    • Eugene "Flash" Thompson/Agent Venom
  • Various Characters (Metal Gear Solid)
  • Various Characters (Star Wars Canon/Legends)
  • Guile (Street Fighter)
  • Jane Doe/Soldier (Team Fortress 2)
  • Various Characters (The Hurt Locker)
  • Armorines (Valiant Comics)
  • Vanessa Lewis(Virtua Fighter)
  • Various Characters (War Horse)
  • Dr. John Watson (Sherlock Holmes)

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