Last month, Kotaku published images of Taiwanese special forces. They were totally frightening. But Taiwan doesn't have a monopoly on scary troops. Other countries are ready to terrify you, too.

On Twitter, many Japanese netizens are uploading photos of other scary special forces. Below, you can find some of the most intimidating troops from around the world. You might have seen some of them before, such as the lead frogman image, which previously went viral in the West. Others might be new to you.

Danish Frogman Corps. Photos: @chenowski, @chenowski

Chinese Army's Cavalry Division. Photos: via syanhai110

Iranian Army in full white dress. Photos: AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, Indochinepara

South Korean troops breaking slabs as part of a demonstration. Photo: Ahn Young-joon/AP

Female operatives in South Korea's 707th Special Mission Battalion Photo: Naver

French Special Forces Offensive Nautical Intervention Section. Photo: Section 8 PMC

Mexican Special Forces. Photo: Wiki

Belarus Special Forces break stone slabs that are on fire. Sergei Grits/AP

In the comments below, feel free to add any frightening troops we might have missed.


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