History Characters / Rambo

27th Sep '17 10:54:51 AM 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 relationship between Rambo and him is completely differently different in the novel then in the films, also Trautman is a Captain in the book.
24th Sep '17 3:53:05 PM jeffreyloonychen
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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Play straight in the novel, while played with in the movie. While it is mostly averted in regards to his general despicable behavior, treatment of Rambo and his lust for vengeance for Galt's death, especially in comparison to State Police Captain Kern, his deputies Mitch and Lester and Colonel Trautman, he still care for the welfare of his town and his deputies and did shown some respect towards Trautman despite tensions for being Rambo's associate and a Vietnam vet and doing a RedemptionRejection towards him at the climax.

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Play straight in the novel, while played with in the movie. While it is mostly averted in regards to his general despicable behavior, treatment of Rambo and his lust for vengeance for Galt's death, especially in comparison to State Police Captain Kern, his deputies Mitch and Lester and Colonel Trautman, Trautman (who all play this role straight unlike Teasle), he still care for the welfare of his town and his deputies and did shown some respect towards Trautman despite tensions for being Rambo's associate and a Vietnam vet and doing a RedemptionRejection towards him at the climax.
24th Sep '17 3:51:04 PM jeffreyloonychen
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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Play straight in the novel, while played with in the movie. While it is mostly averted in regards to his general despicable behavior, treatment of Rambo and his lust for vengeance for Galt's death, especially in comparison to State Police Captain Kern, his deputies Mitch and Lester and Colonel Trautman, he still care for the welfare of his town and his deputies and did shown some respect towards Trautman despite tensions for being Rambo's associate and a Vietnam vet and doing a RedemptionRejection towards him at the climax.
24th Sep '17 3:16:18 PM jeffreyloonychen
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* AdaptationalVillainy: While Teasle was still a bit of a jerk in the novel, he was also a far more complex character and somewhat of a JerkWithAHeartOfGold. The novel goes into great detail on his motives, his relationships with his family and other members of the town, and acknowledges several similarities between him and John. He arguably comes off as more sympathetic than Rambo and even drives Rambo to a diner to have something to eat before taking him to town limits. The film makes him into a one-dimensional asshole who the audience has no trouble rooting against, even though he has his PetTheDog moments, which were minimal in comparison to the amount he had in the novel. Also, if Teasle in the film is a decorated Korean War hero like in the novel, the film makes him more of a FallenHero to that then in the book.

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* AdaptationalVillainy: While Teasle was still a bit of a jerk in the novel, he was also a far more complex character and somewhat of a JerkWithAHeartOfGold. The novel goes into great detail on his motives, his relationships with his family and other members of the town, and acknowledges several similarities between him and John. He arguably comes off as more sympathetic than Rambo and even even reveals himself to be a ReasonableAuthorityFigure when he drives Rambo to a diner to have something to eat before taking him to town limits. The film makes him into a one-dimensional asshole who the audience has no trouble rooting against, even though he has his PetTheDog moments, which were minimal in comparison to the amount he had in the novel. Also, if Teasle in the film is a decorated Korean War hero like in the novel, the film makes him more of a FallenHero to that then in the book.
22nd Sep '17 2:00:51 PM jeffreyloonychen
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* FacingTheBulletsOneLiner: Gives a DefiantToTheEnd one to Rambo after accepting defeating and trying to FaceDeathWithDignity.

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* FacingTheBulletsOneLiner: Gives a DefiantToTheEnd one to Rambo after accepting defeating defeat and trying to FaceDeathWithDignity.
22nd Sep '17 12:54:55 PM jeffreyloonychen
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* BenevolentBoss: He genuinely cares for his deputies, heck, Galt's death is one of the main reasons why he chases after John. However, he is also considered to count as a PointyHairedBoss, due to neglecting to notice Galt's abuse of Rambo, ignoring Deputy Mitch Rogers' advice and even grabbing him by his hair to show him Galt's corpse and vowing vengeance before finally failing to properly organize his deputies to capture Rambo that leads them to be easily overpowered. It does show he still cares as when he and his men were outmaneuvered, Teasle helped a deputy named Balford who was injured by a booby trap built by Rambo.

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* BenevolentBoss: He genuinely cares for his deputies, heck, Galt's death is one of the main reasons why he chases after John. However, he is also considered to count as a PointyHairedBoss, due to neglecting to notice Galt's abuse of Rambo, ignoring being a BadBoss towards the more rational Deputy Mitch Rogers' Rogers by ignoring his advice and even grabbing him by his hair to show him Galt's corpse and vowing vengeance before finally failing to properly organize his deputies to capture Rambo that leads them to be easily overpowered. It does show he still cares as when he and his men were outmaneuvered, Teasle helped a deputy named Balford who was injured by a booby trap built by Rambo.
22nd Sep '17 12:50:48 PM jeffreyloonychen
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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 than 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 RevengeBeforeReason 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 than retreat, grovel or cry like some DirtyCoward if Rambo ever does get the upper hand.
22nd Sep '17 12:48:44 PM jeffreyloonychen
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* KnowWhenToFoldEm: Throughout the movie, Teasle refuses to stand down unless Rambo stands down first, but by the climax, it has to take Teasle being riddled with M60 bullets to get to his conscience accept defeat.

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* KnowWhenToFoldEm: Throughout the movie, Teasle refuses to stand down unless Rambo stands down first, but by the climax, it has to take Teasle being riddled with M60 bullets to get to his conscience to accept defeat.
22nd Sep '17 12:48:12 PM jeffreyloonychen
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* KnowWhereToFoldThem: Throughout the movie, Teasle refuses to stand down unless Rambo stands down first, but by the climax, it has to take Teasle being riddled with M60 bullets to get to his conscience accept defeat.

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* KnowWhereToFoldThem: KnowWhenToFoldEm: Throughout the movie, Teasle refuses to stand down unless Rambo stands down first, but by the climax, it has to take Teasle being riddled with M60 bullets to get to his conscience accept defeat.
22nd Sep '17 12:46:50 PM jeffreyloonychen
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* DefiantToTheEnd: Downplayed, unlike future ''Rambo'' villains where they fight to the very end, Teasle does accept defeat, but eggs Rambo to GetItOverWith and FinishHim after being wounded in battle, knowing that his death at Rambo's hands would be something of a posthumous victory for Teasle as killing Teasle not only have the State Police sharpshooters to arrive in time to execute him for his death, but would also damn Rambo and bordering on IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim, which can be considered to be AFateWorseThanDeath for a character like Rambo.

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* DefiantToTheEnd: Downplayed, unlike future ''Rambo'' villains where they fight play this trope straight by fighting to the very end, Teasle does accept defeat, defeat after getting gunned down, but eggs Rambo to GetItOverWith and FinishHim after being wounded in battle, knowing that his death at Rambo's hands would be something of a posthumous victory for Teasle as killing Teasle not only have the State Police sharpshooters to arrive in time to execute him for his death, but would also damn Rambo and bordering on IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim, which can be considered to be AFateWorseThanDeath for a character like Rambo.
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