History Characters / Rambo

18th Jan '16 12:56:23 PM TellAll111
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* NonActionBigBad: Unlike the other villains, [[DirtyCoward he is shown running for his life]] and hides from the major battle going on at the end of the movie.
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* NonActionBigBad: Unlike the other villains, [[DirtyCoward he is shown running for his life]] and hides from the major battle going on at the end of the movie. The only time he adopts a combat pose is to shoot a fleeing, unarmed missionary in the back.
10th Jan '16 4:10:17 PM jeffreyloonychen
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* SchrodingersCast: HIs relationship between Rambo and him is completely differently in the novel then in the films, also Trautman is a Captain in the book.
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* SchrodingersCast: HIs His relationship between Rambo and him is completely differently in the novel then in the films, also Trautman is a Captain in the book.
10th Jan '16 4:09:14 PM jeffreyloonychen
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* SchrodingersCast: Rambo's characterization is completely different in the book then the films' one we all know and loved.

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* SchrodingersCast: HIs relationship between Rambo and him is completely differently in the novel then in the films, also Trautman is a Captain in the book.

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* SchrodingersCast: His depiction in terms of characterization and physical appearance (Teasle in the film is an imposing man in contrast to the smaller sized version in the book) in the film adaptation is completely different from the novel's version of Teasle.
27th Dec '15 2:01:40 PM jeffreyloonychen
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* BenevolentBoss: He genuinely cares for his deputy, heck, Galt's death is one of the main reasons why he chases after John. However, he is also considered to count as a BadBoss, due to neglecting to notice Galt's abuse of Rambo and failing to properly organize his deputies to capture Rambo. It does show he still cares as when he and his men were outmaneuvered, Teasle helped a deputy name Balford who was injured by a booby trap built by Rambo.
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* BenevolentBoss: He genuinely cares for his deputy, heck, Galt's death is one of the main reasons why he chases after John. However, he is also considered to count as a BadBoss, due to neglecting to notice Galt's abuse of Rambo and failing to properly organize his deputies to capture Rambo. It does show he still cares as when he and his men were outmaneuvered, Teasle helped a deputy name named Balford who was injured by a booby trap built by Rambo.
26th Dec '15 1:34:56 AM maxwellsilver
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* AccidentalMurder: Accidentally kills police sergeant Art Galt in self defense when the latter tried to purposely kill him in cold blood in the first film. * AdaptationalHeroism: Perhaps more like "adaptational sympathy", but Rambo was a somewhat darker character in the ''First Blood'' book. The novel puts more emphasis on the fact that the whole situation mostly happens because of Rambo's own pride, and Teasle actually gives him several chances to leave the town peacefully, as opposed to the movie where he takes him in after coming back once. Rambo's actions also seem more like vengeance, whereas in the movie they seem more like self-defense.
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* AccidentalMurder: Accidentally kills police sergeant Art Galt in self defense when the latter tried to purposely kill him in cold blood in the first film. film. In the book, he disembowels Galt in the police station for reaching for his gun after Rambo overpowered Teasle and stole the razor. * AdaptationalHeroism: Perhaps more like "adaptational sympathy", but Rambo was a somewhat much darker character in the ''First Blood'' book. The novel puts more emphasis on the fact that the whole situation mostly happens because of Rambo's own pride, and Teasle actually gives him several chances to leave the town peacefully, as opposed to the movie where he takes him in after coming back once. Rambo's actions also seem more like vengeance, whereas in the movie they seem more like self-defense.
26th Dec '15 1:30:50 AM maxwellsilver
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* BenevolentBoss: He genuinely cares for his deputy, heck, Galt's death is one of the main reasons why he chases after John. However, he is also considered to count as a BadBoss, due to neglecting to notice Galt's abuse of Rambo and failing to properly organize his deputies to capture Rambo. It does show he still cares as when he and his men were outnumbered, Teasle helped a deputy name Balford who was injured by a booby trap built by Rambo.
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* BenevolentBoss: He genuinely cares for his deputy, heck, Galt's death is one of the main reasons why he chases after John. However, he is also considered to count as a BadBoss, due to neglecting to notice Galt's abuse of Rambo and failing to properly organize his deputies to capture Rambo. It does show he still cares as when he and his men were outnumbered, outmaneuvered, Teasle helped a deputy name Balford who was injured by a booby trap built by Rambo.

* BreakTheHaughty: After Rambo overpowers his posse during the man hunt initially with just Teasle and his deputies, Rambo pins the sheriff to a tree with a knife on a his throat and was able to paralyze the arrogant sheriff with fear upon warning him what Rambo's capable of and telling him to leave him alone while he still has the chance. After departing, Teasle just sinks down [[TearsOfFear sobbing upon experiencing an amount of fear, humiliation and broken pride]].
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* BreakTheHaughty: After Rambo overpowers his posse during the man hunt manhunt initially with just Teasle and his deputies, Rambo pins the sheriff to a tree with a knife on a his throat and was able to paralyze the arrogant sheriff with fear upon warning him what Rambo's capable of and telling him to leave him alone while he still has the chance. After departing, Teasle just sinks down [[TearsOfFear sobbing upon experiencing an amount of fear, humiliation and broken pride]].

* HonorBeforeReason: While his man hunt for Rambo and his refusal to back down is driven by his desire to avenge Galt's death, it's also driven by Teasle's dislike of Vietnam vets and to prove that that Korean War vets are much as efficient as any other soldier who fought in combat and is willing to FaceDeathWithDignity rather then retreat, grovel or cry like some DirtyCoward if Rambo ever does get the upper hand.
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* HonorBeforeReason: While his man hunt for Rambo and his refusal to back down is driven by his desire to avenge Galt's death, it's also driven by Teasle's dislike of Vietnam vets and to prove that that Korean War vets are much as efficient as any other soldier who fought in combat and is willing to FaceDeathWithDignity rather then than retreat, grovel or cry like some DirtyCoward if Rambo ever does get the upper hand.

* JerkassHasAPoint: While the man hunt is driven by Teasle's dislike of Vietnam vets and Rambo's AccidentalMurder of Galt, as a policeman and he doesn't care if Rambo's rampage is a result of PTSD, he is valid that Rambo should not be let off that easy after committing, what Teasle thought it was, first degree murder and for being a CopKiller.
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* JerkassHasAPoint: While the man hunt manhunt is driven by Teasle's dislike of Vietnam vets and Rambo's AccidentalMurder of Galt, as a policeman and he doesn't care if Rambo's rampage is a result of PTSD, he is valid that Rambo should not be let off that easy after committing, what Teasle thought it was, first degree murder and for being a CopKiller.

** Furthermore, when he first arrested Rambo, he was correct that Rambo should not be carrying a dangerous combat knife in the public which makes it at least one (possibly the ''only'') good reason to prosecute him for and to make matters worse, Rambo was probably carrying it without a license as he could not afford one due to being shunned by the public to support him. However, the penalty Rambo was given for it was harsher then the felony itself, thanks to the other charges for vagrancy and resisting arrest.
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** Furthermore, when he first arrested Rambo, he was correct that Rambo should not be carrying a dangerous combat knife in the public which makes it at least one (possibly the ''only'') good reason to prosecute him for and to make matters worse, Rambo was probably carrying it without a license as he could not afford one due to being shunned by the public to support him. However, the penalty Rambo was given for it was harsher then than the felony itself, thanks to the other charges for vagrancy and resisting arrest.

* AllInTheManual: According to the DVD's Survival Mode easter egg trivia, Galt served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1953 to 1957 as a motorpool sergeant at Camp Lejeune and then served in the reserves from 1958 to 1973. This might as well explain why Galt was trigger-happy and prolific as a ColdSniper in the film. Also, given that Teasle is a Korean War veteran and both him and Galt have been friends for a long time when Deputy Mitch Rogers was still a little kid, these facts hint how long they might have been friends. Also, given Teasle's prejudice against Rambo for being a Vietnam vet and Galt's cruelty against Rambo, it could also imply Galt's bullying of Rambo stems from both officers sharing the same dislike of Vietnam veterans as both Galt and Teasle served in the military at a decade that has been forgotten by the public at the time of this film. In addition, despite been a cop, Galt also has criminal record, which shows Galt is a {{Hypocrite}} due to his occupation and also explains what kind of character he is based on his behavior in the film.
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* AllInTheManual: According to the DVD's Survival Mode easter egg trivia, Galt served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1953 to 1957 as a motorpool sergeant at Camp Lejeune and then served in the reserves from 1958 to 1973. This might as well explain why Galt was trigger-happy and prolific as a ColdSniper in the film. Also, given that Teasle is a Korean War veteran and both him and Galt have been friends for a long time when Deputy Mitch Rogers was still a little kid, these facts hint how long they might have been friends. Also, given Teasle's prejudice against Rambo for being a Vietnam vet and Galt's cruelty against Rambo, it could also imply Galt's bullying of Rambo stems from both officers sharing the same dislike of Vietnam veterans as both Galt and Teasle served in the military at a decade that has been forgotten by the public at the time of this film. In addition, despite been being a cop, Galt also has criminal record, which shows Galt is a {{Hypocrite}} due to his occupation and also explains what kind of character he is based on his behavior in the film.

* [[DeathByRacism Death By]] FantasticRacism: An example that involves more in the that of FantasticRacism rather then usual racism, based on the DVD"s easter egg, Galt's mistreatment of Rambo is implied to be caused by his hatred of Vietnam vets due to Vietnam vets given more public attention then Korean War vets or soldiers from TheFifties (when Galt served in the military) and for that, Galt falls to his death.
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* [[DeathByRacism Death By]] FantasticRacism: An example that involves more in the that of FantasticRacism rather then than usual racism, based on the DVD"s easter egg, Galt's mistreatment of Rambo is implied to be caused by his hatred of Vietnam vets due to Vietnam vets given more public attention then Korean War vets or soldiers from TheFifties (when Galt served in the military) and for that, Galt falls to his death.

* FallenHero: See AllInTheManual. Also sort of literal given his DisneyVillainDeath. * FantasticRacism: Seemingly against Vietnam veterans. See AllInTheManual.
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* FallenHero: See AllInTheManual. Also sort of literal given his DisneyVillainDeath. AllInTheManual. * FantasticRacism: Seemingly against Vietnam veterans. See AllInTheManual.

* FormerRegimePersonnel: See AllInTheManual.

* FormerRegimePersonnel: See AllInTheManual.GuttedLikeAFish: In the book, when Teasle tries to shave Rambo, Rambo overpowers him and swipes the razor, then disembowels Galt when he reaches for his pistol.

* TheNeidermeyer: See AllInTheManual.

* RabidCop: He is downright sadistic and brutal when he mistreats Rambo and reckless during the man hunt for him when he doesn't give second thought to a InnocentBystander in the way when trying to kill Rambo or Teasle's orders to capture Rambo alive. * TokenEvilTeammate: While Teasle is the BigBad and his deputies are his {{Mook}}s and they're {{Jerkass}}es too like Galt, they are actually [[HeroAntagonist Hero Antagonists]] due to their roles as police officers out to capture a fugitive from justice, however, Galt, due to his brutality against Rambo and his intent to hunt down and kill him, makes him the most corrupt and vile member of the sheriff's department.
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* RabidCop: He is downright sadistic and brutal when he mistreats Rambo and reckless during the man hunt manhunt for him when he doesn't give second thought to a InnocentBystander in the way when trying to kill Rambo or Teasle's orders to capture Rambo alive. * TokenEvilTeammate: While Teasle is the BigBad and his deputies are his {{Mook}}s and they're {{Jerkass}}es too like Galt, they are actually [[HeroAntagonist Hero Antagonists]] {{Hero Antagonist}}s due to their roles as police officers out to capture a fugitive from justice, however, Galt, due to his brutality against Rambo and his intent to hunt down and kill him, makes him the most corrupt and vile member of the sheriff's department.
24th Dec '15 12:44:46 PM jeffreyloonychen
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* TheNeidermeyer: He's a Korean War vet and a {{Jerkass}}.

* TheNeidermeyer: He's a Korean War vet and a {{Jerkass}}.

** This is subverted however, in a deleted scene involving an argument with Kern where Teasle tries to justify his treatment of Rambo, claiming that he "tried to do him a favor" and treated him like "one of (his) neighbor's kids" (likely referring to Teasle's initial civil and jovial welcome to Rambo while trying to escort him out of town and trying to hold back his IrrationalHatred of Rambo being a 'Nam vet while being civil with him, before Rambo pushed his BerserkButton by purposely returning to town that prompts him to arrest and mistreat him out of FantasticRacism):
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** [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk This is subverted however, however]], in a deleted scene involving an argument with Kern where Teasle tries to justify his treatment of Rambo, claiming that he "tried to do him a favor" and treated him like "one of (his) neighbor's kids" (likely referring to Teasle's initial civil and jovial welcome to Rambo while trying to escort him out of town and trying to hold back his IrrationalHatred of Rambo being a 'Nam vet while being civil with him, before Rambo pushed his BerserkButton by purposely returning to town that prompts him to arrest and mistreat him out of FantasticRacism):
24th Dec '15 12:41:16 PM jeffreyloonychen
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* TheNeidermeyer: He's a Korean War vet and a {{Jerkass}}.

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* TheNeidermeyer: See AllInTheManual.

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* TheNeidermeyer: He is a DirtyCommunist officer.

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* TheNeidermeyer: He is a DirtyCommunist NCO.

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* TheNeidermeyer: He is a DirtyCommunist SociopathicSoldier.

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* TheNeidermeyer: He is a DirtyCommunist soldier.

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* TheNeidermeyer: The most chilling and sadistic kind.
23rd Oct '15 3:07:13 AM darkjezter
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* SoleSurvivor: In 1971 Rambo's [=SOG=] unit, Baker Team, was ambushed by the North Vietnamese Army while on a long-range reconnaissance mission near the Chinese-Vietnamese border. The survivors were imprisoned in a POW camp and repeatedly tortured. In 1972 Rambo and his only surviving teammate, Delmore, managed to escape from captivity. ''First Blood'' opens with Rambo visiting Delmore's home, only to learn that Delmore has since died from cancer, leaving Rambo as the sole surviving member of Baker Team.
1st Oct '15 3:20:01 PM xxbiasonxxx
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* {{Expy}}: Of [[Film/RamboIII Zaysen]].
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