25 Of History’s Deadliest Warriors

Posted by , Updated on May 14, 2017

Since antiquity humankind has been obsessed with harnessing the deadliest warriors. From the bloody dirt of the Coliseum to the sacrificial killing grounds of the Aztecs you would be hard pressed to find a culture, even in the present day, that doesn’t in some way express a fascination or even a glorification for skilled fighters. Don’t lie to yourself, this list caught your eye didn’t it? It’s okay though, because right now we’re going to entertain the fantasy and introduce you to 25 of history’s deadliest warriors.

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Green Beret

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A member of the US Army Special Forces, Green Berets are specialists in unconventional warfare. As dangerous as they are on the battlefield though they are also required to be highly intelligent. Due to the nature of their job assignments they must be fluent in an assigned foreign language which they will learn over the span of a few months while in training.




These covert agents of feudal Japan specialized in unorthodox arts of war. Often the “whatever it takes” mentality of these warriors is contrasted against the Samurai who upheld a strict code of honor and combat. Essentially spies, ninjas specialized in espionage, sabotage, and assassination.



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America’s amphibious special force,  the Navy SEALs (Sea, Air, Land) are so good at unconventional warfare that it doesn’t even matter what they’re holding – it’s a weapon. Trained for one purpose, to neutralize the enemy, they have been known to operate outside of international law and military protocol (SEAL Team 6) in order to maintain plausible deniability in case of capture.


Delta Force

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Similar to SEAL Team 6, there is not a whole lot of information concerning Delta Force available to the public. Their operations are generally considered high profile and extremely classified. Moreover, most Delta Force operators are pulled from other special forces divisions like the Army Rangers.




Originally from Nepal, these reckless warriors caught the eye of the British Empire during the East India Company’s invasion of Nepal in 1814. Impressed with their skill and courage, the British offered them the chance to fight for them. Gurkhas have since fought for numerous countries (including the United States) in multiple conflicts (including both World Wars).

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