History Characters / SavingPrivateRyan

16th Apr '17 9:12:29 PM nombretomado
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* NoNameGiven: His credited screen name comes from one of the references to American culture he does to try to save his life ("''SteamboatWillie'', choo-choo!").

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* NoNameGiven: His credited screen name comes from one of the references to American culture he does to try to save his life ("''SteamboatWillie'', ("''WesternAnimation/SteamboatWillie'', choo-choo!").
31st Dec '16 6:09:01 PM Boggs
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** The film even addresses this, as Upham [[spoiler: lets the other German soldiers he captured go, seeing as how they just watched him kill an unarmed prisoner in cold-blood. (Not that the guy didn't deserve it and then some)]]

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** The film even addresses this, as Upham [[spoiler: lets the other German soldiers he had captured go, seeing as how they just watched him kill an unarmed prisoner in cold-blood. (Not that the guy didn't deserve it and then some)]]
31st Dec '16 6:07:53 PM Boggs
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** The film even addresses this, as Upham [[spoiler: lets the other Germans soldiers he captured go, seeing as how they just watched him kill an unarmed prisoner in cold-blood. (Not that the guy didn't deserve it and then some)]]

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** The film even addresses this, as Upham [[spoiler: lets the other Germans German soldiers he captured go, seeing as how they just watched him kill an unarmed prisoner in cold-blood. (Not that the guy didn't deserve it and then some)]]
31st Dec '16 6:06:51 PM Boggs
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** The film even addresses this, as Upham [[spoiler: lets the other Germans soldiers he captured go, seeing as how they just watched him kill an unarmed prisoner in cold-blood. (Not that the guy didn't deserve it and then some)]]
30th Dec '16 2:10:21 PM Boggs
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** His cowardice stops him from [[spoiler: saving Mellish when he clearly had a chance to.]] Even the German who finds him sobbing on the staircase [[EveryoneHasStandards clearly thinks he's pathetic]] [[NotWorthKilling and just Leaves him there.]]

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** His cowardice stops him from [[spoiler: saving Mellish when he clearly had a chance to.]] Even the German who finds him sobbing on the staircase [[EveryoneHasStandards clearly thinks he's pathetic]] [[NotWorthKilling and just Leaves leaves him there.]]
30th Dec '16 2:07:48 PM Boggs
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%%* AFatherToHisMen

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%%* AFatherToHisMen* AFatherToHisMen: The fact that he is leading a bunch of young men through an incredibly brutal and graphic war in which the world is basically tearing itself apart clearly weighs heavily on him, and remembers the exact number of men he's lost under his command. [[spoiler: After Wade dies, he breaks down crying when he's alone.]]



%%* TheHeroDies

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%%* TheHeroDies* TheHeroDies: [[spoiler: He is mortally wounded by a prisoner he had extended mercy to when the two of them meet on the battlefield a second time.]]


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** His cowardice stops him from [[spoiler: saving Mellish when he clearly had a chance to.]] Even the German who finds him sobbing on the staircase [[EveryoneHasStandards clearly thinks he's pathetic]] [[NotWorthKilling and just Leaves him there.]]
22nd Nov '16 12:53:40 PM Hatzeflatze
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* SinktheLifeboats: Subverted early in the movie, when they capture Steamboat Willie. He and Captain Miller are the only ones who don't want to murder him. [[spoiler: later played strait near the end of the movie, when Upham sees Steamboat Willie try to surrender and guns down the unarmed POW in cold blood. While the movie (arguably) treats this as a good thing, in real life it would make Upham a war criminal]].

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* SinktheLifeboats: Subverted early in the movie, when they capture Steamboat Willie. He and Captain Miller are the only ones who don't want to murder him. [[spoiler: later played strait straight near the end of the movie, when Upham sees Steamboat Willie try to surrender and guns down the unarmed POW in cold blood. While the movie (arguably) treats this as a good thing, in real life it would make Upham a war criminal]].
12th Nov '16 6:13:27 AM Morgenthaler
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%%* {{Badass}}



* {{Badass}}: A hardass with no less than three campaigns under his belt.



* {{Badass}}: Whereas Ryan and Upham both have emotional breakdowns during the battle, Reiben keeps on firing his BAR until the end.



%%* {{Badass}}
27th Aug '16 9:02:17 AM CoolPopper
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* HateSink: It's made ''very'' obvious very quickly that we aren't supposed to like this guy. Admit it, you didn't feel so sad about him [[spoiler: getting shot dead by Upham.]]
30th Jul '16 5:36:00 AM k410ren
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%%* UndyingLoyalty: To Miller.

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%%* * UndyingLoyalty: To Miller.Miller. For one thing, he'll get into a standoff with Reiben when the loudmouth won't listen to Miller's orders.


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* NoRangeLikePointBlankRange: Private Lyle shoots the last remaining German in the first Tiger tank in the face with the muzzle about six inches away.
* OffWithHisHead: Private Lyle is decapitated by a 20mm round.
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