Today's discussion is going to be a bit different. Instead of talking about something about GMing or playing, I want to talk about a concept that rears its head in many of the games that we play. Most Sci Fi universes have some version of Super Soldier, and they're usually called something along the lines of "Space Marines" or have a reference to an ancient type of warrior. However, just what does it mean to be a Super Soldier? What traits do you have to have to be one? What traits are optional, but still common?
In my experience, dealing with the role in a strictly RPG capacity, Super Soldiers only really need genetic augmentation to be a bit better than everyone around them. This means that any PC with high enough stats can technically qualify, and in a lot of universes, things like Jedi would also count.
The most common other staple I've seen is some sort of cool, powered armor. Maybe it doesn't turn them into walking tanks, but it further augments their ability and enables them to carry a wide range of weapons and ammo.
What about you? What do you think of, or what picture pops into head immediately, when someone mentions the word 'Supersoldier'.