History Characters / GenerationKill

21st Aug '17 4:01:10 PM Frankencastle
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%%* TheBigGuy



%%* FriendlySniper



%%* SweetHomeAlabama

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%%* SweetHomeAlabama



%%* LameComeback: all the time.



%%* TheChick
%%* DeadpanSnarker



%%* IntrepidReporter



%%* NonActionGuy



%%* RecklessGunUsage

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%%* RecklessGunUsage* RecklessGunUsage: At one point, he hands a rifle to a Marine with the barrel of the gun pointing ''directly'' at the Marine's face. Naturally, no one allows him to handle any firearms after this.



%%* TheWatson

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%%* TheWatson



-->'''Sgt Brad Colbert:''' Poke, what the fuck are you anyway? You wife is half white, you talk like you’re black, Most of your friends are fucking white and, every once in a while, when you feel like it, you throw in with the Indians. Is it just you’re whatever race happens to be cool at the moment?



%%* CulturedWarrior
%%* NumberTwo: to Colbert.
%%* PretendPrejudice
%%* SergeantRock
%%* SophisticatedAsHell

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%%* CulturedWarrior
%%* NumberTwo: to Colbert.
%%* PretendPrejudice
%%* SergeantRock
%%* SophisticatedAsHell



%%* AlliterativeName
%%* TheBigGuy



* BattleCouple: subverted. His wife enlists in the Marine Corps, but they obviously won't get to serve together.
%%* HappilyMarried

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* BattleCouple: subverted. Subverted. His wife enlists in the Marine Corps, but they obviously won't get to serve together.
%%* HappilyMarried
together.
10th Aug '17 12:22:49 AM KingClark
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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: his real name is never stated in the book. This is deliberate, since Wright didn't want him to get harassed about his actions. The series averted this: in the DVD, he's constantly referred to by his first name (Dave), and the Blu-Ray version shows his full name in the Chain of Command extra.

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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: his His real name is never stated in the book. This is deliberate, since Wright didn't want him to get harassed about his actions. The series averted this: in the DVD, he's constantly referred to by his first name (Dave), and the Blu-Ray version shows his full name in the Chain of Command extra.
16th Jul '17 9:35:35 AM nombretomado
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* FamilyBusiness: His grandfather and father served as Marines in WW2 and the Korean War, respectively.

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* FamilyBusiness: His grandfather and father served as Marines in WW2 [=WW2=] and the Korean War, respectively.
25th Apr '17 3:41:17 PM Golondrina
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* ARealManIsAKiller: He ''certainly'' seems to think so.


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* ARealManIsAKiller: He ''certainly'' seems to think so.
4th Mar '17 11:45:31 AM nombretomado
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* NomDeGuerre: Because of the throat cancer he speaks like MarlonBrando in Film/TheGodfather.

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* NomDeGuerre: Because of the throat cancer he speaks like MarlonBrando Creator/MarlonBrando in Film/TheGodfather.
1st Dec '16 2:46:07 PM Mikedem2
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** Other highlights include taping over the windows of his Humvee (to make it extra-tactical) to the point he can no longer see out of it, and ordering Bravo to assault an enemy position already under fire from USMC LAV s, on foot DIRECTLY IN FRONT of said LAV s, practically begging for a friendly-fire incident.

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** Other highlights include taping over the windows of his Humvee (to make it extra-tactical) to the point he can no longer see out of it, and ordering Bravo to assault an enemy position already under fire from USMC LAV s, [=LAVs=], on foot DIRECTLY IN FRONT of said LAV s, [=LAVs=], practically begging for a friendly-fire incident.



* NeverMyFault: In the book, he tries to blame one of his corporals for firing the captured AK s, but fails when no one else in the vehicle will support his story. Later, when Redman and Kocher are demoted for the bayonet incident (that he was responsible for) he doesn't seem very interested in setting the record straight.

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* NeverMyFault: In the book, he tries to blame one of his corporals for firing the captured AK s, [=AKs=], but fails when no one else in the vehicle will support his story. Later, when Redman and Kocher are demoted for the bayonet incident (that he was responsible for) he doesn't seem very interested in setting the record straight.
27th Nov '16 2:35:52 PM Mikedem2
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* DirtyCoward: Panics at the first sign of danger. Worse, he does it over company comms so everyone can hear him freaking out.

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** When he tries to stab a restrained POW, he predictably fails badly.
* BattleTrophy: He's more interested in collecting Iraqi weapons and uniforms than running his platoon.
* DirtyCoward: Panics at the first sign of danger. Worse, he does it over company comms the radio so everyone the whole platoon can hear him freaking out.



* NeverMyFault: In the book, he tries to blame one of his corporals for firing the captured AK s, but fails when no one else in the vehicle will support his story. Later, when Redman and Kocher are demoted for the bayonet incident, he doesn't seem very interested in correcting his superiors.

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* NeverMyFault: In the book, he tries to blame one of his corporals for firing the captured AK s, but fails when no one else in the vehicle will support his story. Later, when Redman and Kocher are demoted for the bayonet incident, incident (that he was responsible for) he doesn't seem very interested in correcting his superiors.setting the record straight.
3rd Nov '16 7:47:28 AM Morgenthaler
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A Marine from Tampa, FL, who identifies strongly with the black culture (especially the music and philosophies of TupacShakur).

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A Marine from Tampa, FL, who identifies strongly with the black culture (especially the music and philosophies of TupacShakur).Music/TupacShakur).
2nd Nov '16 4:51:05 PM scaredinmate#94
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* BerserkButton: do not mess with his men.

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* BerserkButton: do Do not mess ''mess'' with his men.



* CulturedWarrior: as expected from a graduate of Dartmouth.
* FamilyBusiness: his grandfather and father served as Marines in WW2 and the Korean War, respectively.

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* CulturedWarrior: as As expected from a graduate of Dartmouth.
* FamilyBusiness: his His grandfather and father served as Marines in WW2 and the Korean War, respectively.



* HeroOfAnotherStory: his memoir ''Literature/OneBulletAway'' shows many of the same events as ''Generation Kill'', albeit from a different POV, and with the insight into the inner workings of the Marine Corps that Rolling Stone would not have.

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* HeroOfAnotherStory: his His memoir ''Literature/OneBulletAway'' shows many of the same events as ''Generation Kill'', albeit from a different POV, and with the insight into the inner workings of the Marine Corps that Rolling Stone would not have.



* EvenTheGuysWantHim: {{Lampshaded}} by Person when he notices Evan Wright staring at Rudy clearly captivated by Rudy's looks. "You know it doesn't make you gay if you think Rudy's hot? We all do, Jesus your ''gorgeous''.

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* EvenTheGuysWantHim: {{Lampshaded}} by when Person when he notices tries to invert it by telling Evan Wright staring at Rudy clearly captivated by Rudy's looks. "You know it doesn't make you gay if you think Rudy's hot? We all do, think he's hot. Jesus your ''gorgeous''.''beautiful''. (He says this because he notices Wright staring at Rudy clearly captivated.



* RatedMForManly: Rudy's easily the most macho marine in the entire battalion, despite being CampStraight. In fact, maybe he's so manly ''[[RealMenWearPink because]]'' he's CampStraight and yet still seems to reek of testosterone.

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* RatedMForManly: Rudy's easily the most macho marine in the entire battalion, despite being CampStraight.CampStraight and is mentioned as being a fan of ''Oprah'' no less!. In fact, maybe he's so manly ''[[RealMenWearPink because]]'' he's CampStraight and yet still seems to reek of testosterone.
2nd Nov '16 4:43:14 PM scaredinmate#94
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%%* CampStraight:
* CulturedWarrior: the best example in the series.

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%%* CampStraight:
* CampStraight: By far the most effeminate and ''manly'' Marine in the battalion.
* CulturedWarrior: the The best example in the series.series. In the novel he is mentioned as having an encyclopedia knowledge of Eastern philosophy and spirituality. And plans on moving to San Francisco when he gets out of the Marines. Citing the cities deep connection with Martial Arts culture as his reason for wanting to move there.



* EvenTheGuysWantHim: The soldiers say you're not gay if you think Fruity Rudy is hot.

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* EvenTheGuysWantHim: The soldiers say you're not {{Lampshaded}} by Person when he notices Evan Wright staring at Rudy clearly captivated by Rudy's looks. "You know it doesn't make you gay if you think Fruity Rudy is hot.Rudy's hot? We all do, Jesus your ''gorgeous''.
-->'''Random Marine''': I love you Fruity!



* ShirtlessScene: every once in a while.

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* ShirtlessScene: every once ''Constantly''; in a while.fact in one episode he takes it one step further by going completely ''naked''
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