Supersoldier is a term often used to describe a
soldierthat operates beyond normal human limits or abilities. Supersoldiers are common in science fiction literature, films, TV programs, computer and video games, but have also made appearances in other related genres, such as military fictionand spy fiction. Many depictions of supersoldiers treat them as shock troopsor heavy infantry, although others feature them as elite commandos or special forcespersonnel.
Supersoldiers are usually heavily augmented, either through
eugenics(especially selective breeding), genetic engineering, cybernetic implants, drugs, brainwashing, an extreme training regime (usually with high casualty rates, and often starting from birth or a young age), or other scientific and pseudoscientific means or a combination of any of those. Occasionally, some instances also use paranormalmethods, such as black magic, and/or technology and science of extraterrestrialorigin. The creators of such programs are viewed often as mad scientists or stern military men, depending on the emphasis, as their programs will typically go past ethical boundaries in the pursuit of science and/or military might.
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