History Characters / SavingPrivateRyan

9th Aug '17 5:55:03 PM infernape612
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--> '''Miller:''' "Your brothers are dead."
--> '''Ryan:''' [A few moments pass] "... which ones?"
--> '''Miller:''' "... all of them."
* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler: Miller's FamousLastWords are "Earn this" on Ryan's ear. And given he knows how many died for his safety, he does his best to do this after returning home.]]

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--> '''Miller:''' "Your -->'''Miller:''' Your brothers are dead."
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'''Ryan:''' [A ''[a few moments pass] "... pass]'' ...which ones?"
--> '''Miller:''' "...
ones?\\
'''Miller:''' ...
all of them."
them.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler: Miller's FamousLastWords are "Earn this" on Ryan's ear. And given he knows how many people died for his safety, he does his best to do this after returning home.]]



'''Played by:''' Joerg Stadler

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'''Played ->'''Played by:''' Joerg Stadler
16th Jun '17 8:13:18 PM ArchTeryx
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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler: Blown to pieces by a shell from a Marder. There's a shot of Jackson's skull caving in as the shell hits.]]
* FamousLastWords: [[spoiler: Parker, get down!]]

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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler: Blown to pieces by a an 88mm shell from a Marder.Tiger-A. There's a shot of Jackson's skull caving in as the shell hits.]]
* FamousLastWords: [[spoiler: Parker, '''''Parker, get down!]]down!''''' (Not that it does Parker any good...)]]



* OhCrap: [[spoiler:Upon realizing that a tank has spotted him, and is turning the turret on him...]]

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* OhCrap: [[spoiler:Upon realizing that a tank Tiger-A has spotted him, and is turning the turret elevating its main gun on him...his position...]]
7th Jun '17 11:31:54 AM mlsmithca
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TheCaptain and leader of the [[FiveManBand eight man band]] sent to find Private Ryan. Captain Miller leads 'Charlie' Company of the 2nd Ranger Battalion during the D-Day landings. He is a ShellShockedVeteran, his hand often shaking when in the presence of danger. It is revealed he is a [[spoiler: school teacher]], due to the squad's MultipleChoicePast bets.

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TheCaptain and leader of the [[FiveManBand eight man band]] band sent to find Private Ryan. Captain Miller leads 'Charlie' Company of the 2nd Ranger Battalion during the D-Day landings. He is a ShellShockedVeteran, his hand often shaking when in the presence of danger. It is revealed he is a [[spoiler: school teacher]], teacher, due to the squad's MultipleChoicePast bets.



A big mouthed and opinionated soldier from Brookyln, Reiben seems quite close to his friends and openly calls out Captain Miller's orders, particularly [[spoiler: when Wade dies and Miller allows Steamboat Willie to leave unharmed]], threatening to go [=AWOL=].

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A big mouthed and opinionated soldier from Brookyln, Reiben seems quite close to his friends and openly calls out Captain Miller's orders, particularly [[spoiler: when Wade dies and Miller allows Steamboat Willie to leave unharmed]], unharmed, threatening to go [=AWOL=].



-->'''Reiben:''' "'''Hey asshole,''' two of our guys already died trying to find you, alright?"

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-->'''Reiben:''' "'''Hey '''Hey asshole,''' two of our guys already died trying to find you, alright?"alright?



-->'''Horvath:''' "You heard him, gear up. Your captain just gave you an order."
-->'''Reiben:''' "Yeah, like the one he gave to take this machine gun. That was a real dozy, wasn't it, sarge?"
-->'''Horvath:''' "Soldier, you are way out of line!"
-->'''Reiben''': "Yes sir, that was one hell of a call coming to take this nest, but hell, we only lost one of our guys going for it. I swear, I hope mama Ryan's '''real fuckin' happy knowing that little Jimmy's life is just a little bit more important than two of our guys! But then again we haven't found him yet, have we?! Have we?!'''"

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-->'''Horvath:''' "You You heard him, gear up. Your captain just gave you an order."
order.
-->'''Reiben:''' "Yeah, Yeah, like the one he gave to take this machine gun. That was a real dozy, wasn't it, sarge?"
sarge?
-->'''Horvath:''' "Soldier, Soldier, you are way out of line!"
line!
-->'''Reiben''': "Yes Yes sir, that was one hell of a call coming to take this nest, but hell, we only lost one of our guys going for it. I swear, I hope mama Ryan's '''real fuckin' happy knowing that little Jimmy's life is just a little bit more important than two of our guys! But then again we haven't found him yet, have we?! Have we?!'''"we?!'''



A soldier in Captain Miller's group. [[spoiler:He is killed by a sniper and dies a slow death, leaving a letter to his father in the hands of his friends.]]

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A soldier in Captain Miller's group. [[spoiler:He He is killed by a sniper and dies a slow death, leaving a letter to his father in the hands of his friends.]]



* HeroicBSOD[=/=]DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler:After realizing just how badly he'd been shot. But then "Oh God, I can feel my liver!" would have that effect on most people.]]

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* HeroicBSOD[=/=]DespairEventHorizon: HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:After realizing just how badly he'd been shot. But then "Oh God, I can feel my liver!" would have that effect on most people.]]



* DirtyCoward: Justified, as his lack of combat experience makes him avoid fights for a good portion of the movie.
** 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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* DirtyCoward: Justified, as his lack of combat experience makes him avoid fights for a good portion of the movie.
**
movie. 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.]]



* KickTheSonOfABitch: [[spoiler: He coldly shoots a unarmed prisoner dead. Said prisoner was [[DirtyCoward 'Steamboat]] [[AssholeVictim Willie,']] so naturally your sympathies are entirely with Upham.]]

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* KickTheSonOfABitch: [[spoiler: He coldly shoots a an unarmed prisoner dead. Said prisoner was [[DirtyCoward 'Steamboat]] [[AssholeVictim Willie,']] so naturally your sympathies are entirely with Upham.]]



* 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 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]].
** 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)]]

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* SinktheLifeboats: 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 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]].
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criminal]]. 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)]]some.)]]



A German soldier who is taken prisoner by Captain Miller's squad after [[spoiler:Wade is killed]]. He is eventually allowed to walk free by Miller. Unfortunately, he reappears with disastrous consequences.

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A German soldier who is taken prisoner by Captain Miller's squad after [[spoiler:Wade Wade is killed]].killed. He is eventually allowed to walk free by Miller. Unfortunately, he reappears with disastrous consequences.



** Corporal Henderson
** Private James Francis Ryan
** Private Parker
** Private Toynbe
** Private Rice
** Private Trask
** Private Lyle
** Private Weller
** Private Fallon
** Private Garity
** Private Wilson
** Private Gary
** Sticky Bomb Runner

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** * Corporal Henderson
** * Private James Francis Ryan
** * Private Parker
** * Private Toynbe
** * Private Rice
** * Private Trask
** * Private Lyle
** * Private Weller
** * Private Fallon
** * Private Garity
** * Private Wilson
** * Private Gary
** * Sticky Bomb Runner
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]].
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