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Brigade

Rick Maldu (Earth-50701)
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Real Name
Rick Maldu
Current Alias

Alignment

Affiliation

Universe

Characteristics
Gender

Height
7' " 1/2"

Weight
800 lbs (364 kg)

Eyes

Hair

Unusual Features
Scars, Has Large Robotic Arms

First appearance
Last appearance

Marvel Nemesis: The Imperfects #1
Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects

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History

Brigade's origins began in Iraq , a U.S. special forces platoon was sent in to do simple mission. Drop a package in an enemy underground bunker, but the mission went wrong as an Iraqi explosive went off, causing a chain reaction which detonated the nerve agent killing all 100 men, but the gas kept their cellular tissues live. Roekel seized the opportunity and took the 100 bodies for his experiments. He combined their body parts with huge cybernetic arm appendages.

He fused their brains into an alien neural network, their fondest memories and darkest demons became a walking nightmare. Originally the minds of 100 soldiers were mixed and reformatted to follow a singular consciousness--Rick Landau. But being a work of progress, certain mental problems had not been perfected. Brigade was prone to fits of dissociative identity seizures where any number of his former team mates' personalities broke out, rejecting the singular identity. But being the former platoon leader that he was, Rick Landau has to work hard to keep his personalities in line like a drill master.

Over all, Rick Landau believes he has become the ultimate warrior

Powers and Abilities

Powers

Has Powerful Blast due to Cyber arms,Super strength,Durablity,

Strength level

He is in the same level of rhino

Weaknesses

Runs out of Mana and gets voices inside his Head

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ST Expanded

Up to date as of February 07, 2010

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A brigade is a military unit (usually a grouping of soldiers) used by various military forces in the galaxy.

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Dominion

A brigade in the Dominion is comprised of three regiments numbering 6,561 Jem'Hadar and commanded by a Sadok'atorn. (The Dominion War Sourcebook: The Fires of Armageddon)

Klingon Defense Force

A brigade during the Dominion War was roughly comprised of 2,500 warriors and commanded by a 'ech (roughly translates to brigadier general), which was the equivalent of five battalions. (The Dominion War Sourcebook: The Fires of Armageddon)

Romulan Star Empire

A unsha'val is the Romulan equivalent to a brigade and was formed around a group of Al'gess'val (companies) and was around 1,000 soldiers. In the Romulan military a brigade was the unit below a battalion instead of superior as with many other military forces. A unsha'val was commanded by a major. (The Dominion War Sourcebook: The Fires of Armageddon)

Starfleet Ground Forces

A brigade in the Starfleet Ground Forces is comprised of two to five regiments numbering 5,000 to 20,000 soldiers. A brigade is commanded by a colonel or general. (The Dominion War Sourcebook: The Fires of Armageddon)

Starfleet Marine Corps

A brigade in the Starfleet Marine Corps consists of two or more battalions.

United Federation of Planets Starfleet Marine Corps brigades
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Background

Within the Starfleet Marine Corps of Starfleet International, a numbered brigade corresponds to a region (the fan club equivalent of a numbered fleet).


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Starwars

Up to date as of February 04, 2010

From Wookieepedia, the Star Wars wiki.

A brigade was a type of relatively large military formation, typically comprising two or more Battalions or Regiments. Probably the most famous use of this designation is in the name of the elite Special Operations Brigade of the Grand Army of the Republic during the Clone Wars. However, references to specific brigade organization are rare in the military forces of major Galactic powers.

Among the line troops of the Grand Army and the subsequent Galactic Empire, the requirement for separate Brigade formations may have been vitiated by the ability of four-battalion Regiments to operate as single field formations. These were organized in turn into four-regiment formations, known in the Grand Army and the later Stormtrooper Corps as Legions, and as Battlegroups in the Imperial Army: at sixteen battalions, a full-strength Legion/Battlegroup was larger than any normal brigade, and in terms of formal organization, all of these units would seem in fact to have been equivalent to Divisions, with no permanent brigade-level hierarchy in the order of battle under either the Republic or the Empire.

However, it is clear that at least some Legions could be thought of as containing a number of "brigades", as the term is on record to describe component formations from the 501st Legion on at least two occasions in 19 ABY. During the Jedi Purge, Gate Master Jurokk of the Jedi Temple estimated the force from the 501st that stormed the Temple as numbering several brigades in strength, and soon after the Declaration of a New Order, the term "brigade" was used by Sate Pestage to describe an element from the same Legion dispatched against New Plympto.

It is clear from these references that the brigades being described here are something less than the full Legion, and it is possible that the 501st had been expanded to a strength of more than four regiments, with "brigade" being adopted to describe an intermediary level of hierarchy between the regiment and the enlarged legion; or alternatively, the term might indicate smaller formations of battalions and regiments within a standard-sized legion, perhaps temporary groupings for combat operations.

There are other units for which the name "brigade" would be appropriate, though it seems never to be explicitly recorded in available sources: for example, the two Sarlacc Battalions from the 41st Elite Legion deployed to Dinlo during the Clone Wars functioned as a brigade in practice, if not in name, while three regiments of CompForce assault troops assigned to the Auxiliary Battlegroup of a field Corps in the Imperial Army had an autonomous identity between battlegroup and regimental level. The three battalions of armor and one of stormtroopers assigned to a typical Imperial planetary garrison could also conceivably have been given a brigade organization of one kind or another. There may also have been brigades within the SpecForces divisions of the Rebel Alliance and the military of the New Republic, but again, there is little or nothing in the way of direct references.

The name "brigade" was also widely adopted by groups of irregular troops, such as the mercenaries of the Vibroblade Brigade and the paramilitary organization known as the Peace Brigade during the Yuuzhan Vong invasion. Needless to say, these units were usually brigades only in name: they did not share the battalion organization and troop-numbers that were the hallmarks of regular military brigades.

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The use of the term Brigade appears to be much rarer in Star Wars than it is in real-world militaries. In part, this reflects the fact that in both the Grand Army of the Republic and the Imperial Army, the multi-battalion Regiment serves as an integral component of a Battlegroup or Legion. This leaves little role for an intermediate brigade, which in the real world, is often organized directly from individual battalions of different parent regiments. In both the British Army and the U.S. Army, infantry regiments in particular have historically served as vehicles for deployment of these individual battalions rather than as battlegroups in their own right, and as a result, the multi-battalion regiment is not an integral component of higher field formations, as seems to be standard in Star Wars.

The term "brigade" might still be used in Star Wars, however, to denote multi-battalion formations which do not constitute full regiments or battlegroups/divisions, such as the battalions of armor and infantry said to be deployed with every Imperial Corps HQ. This usage might explain the use of the term to describe the clone trooper forces from the 501st Legion deployed in the assault on the Jedi Temple in the novelization of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, and sent to New Plympto in issue 1 of Star Wars: Dark Times.

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Star Wars Fanon

Up to date as of February 04, 2010

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Brigade
Biographical information
Homeworld

Coruscant

Born

30 BBY

Died

24 ABY

Physical description
Species

Clawdite

Gender

Male

Height

1.82 Meters

Hair color

Black

Eye color

Yellow

Skin color

Brown

Cybernetics
  • Robotic Right Arm
  • Prosthetic Eye Inhancement
Chronological and political information
Era(s)
Affiliation
  • Republic
  • Enks

Brigade was a mercenary who was known for having a never-ending grudge against Tishec Zako. He told Tishec that it was him who made his parents give him up. This infuriated him, even though this was not the reason. During the Clone Wars, Brigade was hired by Chancellor Palpatine to kill Tishec. He failed his mission, and lost an eye and his right arm. Tishec took his arm and said that if he came after Tishec again, he would lose more than his eye and arm. Since then he had been planning an attack on Tishec. He formed a group of outcasts, mercenaries, soldiers, citizens, and even rogue Jedi, to kill Tishec. They called themselves the Enks. Brigade and the Enks had since been at war with Tishec and the Changing Guard. The Enk and Zako War (as it was called) was mixed in with the Galactic Civil War. During the war Brigade lost his life in a heated battle with Tishec.

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