History Characters / TheExpendables

18th Feb '17 6:57:11 PM MM_Crusader
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* WrestlerInAllOfUs: He takes Ross out with a spear and performs a chokeslam on Road among other pro wrestling maneuvers.

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* WrestlerInAllOfUs: He takes Ross out with a spear and performs a chokeslam on Road among other pro wrestling maneuvers. He ''is'' played by a former WWE superstar.
4th Feb '17 1:28:14 AM erforce
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* MeaningfulName: Barney Ross was the name of an American boxer from the 1930s. His name could be a reference to the fact that one of Sylvester Stallone's best known characters is a [[Film/{{Rocky}} boxer]].

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* MeaningfulName: Barney Ross was the name of an American boxer from the 1930s. His name could be a reference to the fact that one of Sylvester Stallone's best known characters is a [[Film/{{Rocky}} [[Franchise/{{Rocky}} boxer]].
29th Dec '16 12:51:36 PM xcountryguy
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* TagAlongKid: Pretty old for the usual example but plays it straight nonetheless.

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* TagAlongKid: TagalongKid: Pretty old for the usual example but plays it straight nonetheless.



* ActionGirl: Completely ''shatters'' the stereotype of the 1980's Asian damsel in distress; aside from being pulled away from flying debris ''once'', she is intelligent, brave, ''completely'' independent and an '''equal''' to every male Expendable (and possibly even better when it comes to [[ColdBloodedTorture interrogation]]).

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* ActionGirl: Completely ''shatters'' the stereotype of the 1980's Asian damsel in distress; aside from being pulled away from flying debris ''once'', she once. She is intelligent, brave, ''completely'' completely independent and an '''equal''' equal to every male Expendable (and possibly even better when it comes to [[ColdBloodedTorture interrogation]]).



* BikerBabe: We see her riding a bike.

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* BikerBabe: We see her riding She rides a bike.motorcycle when she meets up with Barney.



* DragonLady: [[AvertedTrope Averted:]] Possibly the ''first'' female Asian warrior in an American film who kicks ass but is decidedly-''not'' a mean-spirited and cynical ice bitch.

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* DragonLady: [[AvertedTrope Averted:]] Possibly the ''first'' female Asian warrior in an American film who kicks ass but is decidedly-''not'' decidedly ''not'' a mean-spirited and cynical ice bitch.



* TheHeart: Aside from Billy The Kid, her empathy and connection to humanity is the ''least'' damaged of the band.

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* TheHeart: Aside from Billy The Kid, her empathy and connection to humanity is the ''least'' least damaged of the band.



* [[SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer Lady Not-Appearing-In-This-Trailer]]: Despite her fairly major role in the movie (she's in it more than Jet Li), she wasn't included in the billing

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* [[SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer Lady Not-Appearing-In-This-Trailer]]: Despite her fairly major role in the movie (she's in it more than Jet Li), she wasn't included in the billingbilling.



* OneOfTheBoys: Able to simultaneously take the immaturity of the men in stride ''and'' bond with them through the camaraderie of sharing dirty jokes.
* SixthRanger: Although not ''officially'' a part of the Expendables, she is implied to be this for the franchise should it ever continue:

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* OneOfTheBoys: Able to simultaneously take the immaturity of the men in stride ''and'' and bond with them through the camaraderie of sharing dirty jokes.
* SixthRanger: Although not ''officially'' officially a part of the Expendables, she is implied to be this for the franchise should it ever continue:



* TheSmurfettePrinciple: The only woman on the team; and a ''complete'' equal as a warrior to every male expendable. In every way. Including some truly awful dialogue early in the movie.

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* TheSmurfettePrinciple: The only woman on the team; and a ''complete'' complete equal as a warrior to every male expendable.Expendable. In every way. Including some truly awful dialogue early in the movie.



A former Spanish Armed Forces sharpshooter and Bosnian War veteran who fears nothing, Galgo is sharp and charismatic, with a bark that matches his bite.

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A former Spanish Armed Forces sharpshooter and Bosnian War veteran who fears nothing, Galgo is sharp and charismatic, charismatic with a bark that matches his bite.



* BadassSpaniard: A former member of the Spanish Legion, and portrayed by Antonio Banderas.

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* BadassSpaniard: A former member of the Spanish Legion, Legion and portrayed by Antonio Banderas.



* BloodKnight: Like he says above, the only thing he does well is kill people, and he's desperate to get back to it.

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* BloodKnight: Like he says above, the only thing he does well is kill people, people and he's desperate to get back to it.



* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Has a mad amount of enthusiasm, can't communicate without motioning around frantically, often says very bizarre and/or inappropriate things, likes to sing and dance, and finally, never, ''never'' shuts up.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Seems like TheLoad when he first appears, with his endless chatter and nervous manner, but once he lets loose in the final battle... holy [[OneManArmy shit]].

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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Has a mad amount of enthusiasm, can't communicate without motioning around frantically, often says very bizarre and/or inappropriate things, likes to sing and dance, dance and finally, never, ''never'' ''ever'' shuts up.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Seems like TheLoad when he first appears, appears with his endless chatter and nervous manner, manner but once he lets loose in the final battle... holy [[OneManArmy shit]].



* TheFriendNobodyLikes: He quickly proves to be this, as none of the others can put up with his nonstop talking, but by the end, they've accepted him as a member of the team.

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* TheFriendNobodyLikes: He quickly proves to be this, as none of the others can put up with his nonstop talking, but by the end, end they've accepted him as a member of the team.



* HeroicSelfDeprecation: Subverted. He acknowledges that killing is the only thing he is good at, but his obvious enthusiasm for joining the team in order to fight again downplays a lot his possible reluctance for it.

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* HeroicSelfDeprecation: Subverted. He acknowledges that killing is the only thing he is good at, at but his obvious enthusiasm for joining the team in order to fight again downplays a lot his possible reluctance for it.



* LeParkour: Very agile and graceful, his very introduction has him doing pretty moves down from a scaffolding.
* ManHug: Embraces Barney [[spoiler: when he officially lets him join the team]], but Barney tells him to ease off.

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* LeParkour: Very agile and graceful, his very graceful. His introduction has him doing pretty moves down from a scaffolding.
* ManHug: Embraces Barney [[spoiler: when he officially lets him join the team]], team]] but Barney tells him to ease off.



* PsychoPartyMember: Unlike other team members who see their job as a chivalry task at the best or a fountain of thrill at the worst, Galgo claims to be in there just for the mere act of killing. Then again, given the circunstances of his claim, it's not clear if it is the literal truth or just a desperate way to describe his own talents. (Considering his background, it might be even a sign that he is not completely on his rocker.)
* ShellShockedVeteran: Implied. He fought in the Bosnian War and [[spoiler:saw all his unit die]], so it's entirely possible that his perennial anxiety is a BlackComedy take on post-traumatic stress disorder.
* SoleSurvivor: [[spoiler: Of his former team; ever since this happened, he's been desperately looking for work to no avail.]]

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* PsychoPartyMember: Unlike other team members who see their job as a chivalry task at the best or a fountain of thrill at the worst, Galgo claims to be in there just for the mere act of killing. Then again, given the circunstances circumstances of his claim, it's not clear if it is the literal truth or just a desperate way to describe his own talents. (Considering Considering his background, it might be even a sign that he is not completely on his rocker.)
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* ShellShockedVeteran: Implied. He fought in the Bosnian War and [[spoiler:saw all of his unit die]], so it's entirely possible that his perennial anxiety is a BlackComedy take on post-traumatic stress disorder.
* SoleSurvivor: [[spoiler: Of his former team; ever since this happened, he's been desperately looking for work to no avail.]]avail]].



* GaggingOnYourWords: He's pretty confident and snarky, but it takes a lot of effort for him to thank the team for saving him.
* KnifeNut: he's particularly skilled with [[Film/{{Blade}} blades]], describing himself as "[[JustForPun the knife before Christmas]]." He was also apparently skilled enough with them to be capable of giving himself a clean shave, dry, without a mirror, using Gunnar's massive Bowie knife, ''while on a plane''.
* TheMedic: The two reasons Ross gives for rescuing him are that he is a medic, and one of the original team members.

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* GaggingOnYourWords: He's pretty confident and snarky, snarky but it takes a lot of effort for him to thank the team for saving him.
* KnifeNut: he's He's particularly skilled with [[Film/{{Blade}} blades]], describing himself as "[[JustForPun the knife before Christmas]]." He was also apparently skilled enough with them to be capable of giving himself a clean shave, dry, without a mirror, using Gunnar's massive Bowie knife, ''while on a plane''.
* TheMedic: The two reasons Ross gives for rescuing him are that he is a medic, medic and one of the original team members.



* UngratefulBastard: It takes him a while to actually thank the other guys for saving him, but after that, he's pretty nice.

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* UngratefulBastard: It takes him a while to actually thank the other guys for saving him, him but after that, that he's pretty nice.



* AlasPoorVillain: After he realizes the kind of person he's become, he's soon killed by Munroe.

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* AlasPoorVillain: After he realizes the kind of person he's become, become he's soon killed by Munroe.



* CoolSword: When [[spoiler: Garza decides to be his own man and stand up to Munroe]], he does so carrying a sword.
* TheDogBitesBack: [[spoiler: Munroe goes too far when he tortures Garza's own daughter for information, so Garza decides to stand up for himself. [[RedemptionEqualsDeath This ends poorly for him.]]]]

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* CoolSword: When [[spoiler: Garza [[spoiler:Garza decides to be his own man and stand up to Munroe]], he does so carrying a sword.
* TheDogBitesBack: [[spoiler: Munroe [[spoiler:Munroe goes too far when he tortures Garza's own daughter for information, information so Garza decides to stand up for himself. [[RedemptionEqualsDeath This ends poorly for him.]]]]



* BigScrewedUpFamily: Alluded to when talking about Sandra and how her relationship with her father:

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* BigScrewedUpFamily: Alluded to when talking about Sandra and how her relationship is with her father:father.



Ex-US military and with ties to the Central Intelligence Agency, Paine is a private military contractor and DrillSergeantNasty who Munroe brings in to act as his right-hand man, and train Garza's special force. A thug at heart, he handles the jobs that Munroe does not trust Garza's men to do properly.

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Ex-US military and with ties to the Central Intelligence Agency, Paine is a private military contractor and DrillSergeantNasty who Munroe brings in to act as his right-hand man, man and train Garza's special force. A thug at heart, he handles the jobs that Munroe does not trust Garza's men to do properly.



* ColdBloodedTorture: Of Sandra. The Brit does most of the work, but Paine still watches and provides assistance. He later starts to have Ross tortured as well.

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* ColdBloodedTorture: Of Sandra. The Brit does most of the work, work but Paine still watches and provides assistance. He later starts to have Ross tortured as well.



* DumbMuscle: Averted. Paine looks the part of the huge, unintelligent thug, but his dialogue lines coupled with what Munroe says about him suggest he's ex-US military and actually quite bright (he's the one who trained Garza's special forces for one thing).

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* DumbMuscle: Averted. Paine looks the part of the huge, unintelligent thug, but his dialogue lines coupled with what Munroe says about him suggest he's ex-US military and actually quite bright (he's the one who trained Garza's special forces for one thing).bright.



* NoSell: Pretty much shrugs off anything Ross throws at him. It takes Road and a lot of effort to have Stone Cold start selling.

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* NoSell: Pretty much shrugs off anything Ross throws at him. It takes Road and a lot of effort to have Stone Cold start selling.



* WrestlerInAllOfUs: He takes Ross out with a spear and hits a chokeslam on Road, among other pro wrestling maneuvers. Justified that he is played by a pro wrestler.

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* WrestlerInAllOfUs: He takes Ross out with a spear and hits performs a chokeslam on Road, Road among other pro wrestling maneuvers. Justified that he is played by a pro wrestler.maneuvers.



The villain of the second film, Jean Vilain is a mercenary and arms dealer who hopes to make a killing selling the lost plutonium to the highest bidder. He claims to admire and respect the Expendables, and views Ross as a worthy adversary.

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The villain of the second film, Jean Vilain is a mercenary and arms dealer who hopes to make a killing selling the some lost plutonium to the highest bidder. He claims to admire and respect the Expendables, Expendables and views Ross as a worthy adversary.



* BloodKnight: Absolutely overjoyed when he has to fight off Ross, and keeps demanding him to put up more of a fight.
* CardCarryingVillain: Aside from [[MeaningfulName his name]], he makes his group's symbol a goat's head which is shaped like a pentagram, refers to it as the pet of Satan.

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* BloodKnight: Absolutely overjoyed when he has to fight off Ross, Ross and keeps demanding him to put up more of a fight.
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* CardCarryingVillain: Aside from [[MeaningfulName his name]], he makes his group's symbol a goat's head head, which is shaped like a pentagram, and refers to it as the pet of Satan.



* CoolShades: Wears them constantly until his final fight with Ross, even in a mine of all places.
* {{Determinator}}: Every bit as tough as the Expendables, and just as willing to power through the pain.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler:When Barney's finally beaten him, he pulls himself back up and turns to face him, and accepts his impending death.]]
* FauxAffablyEvil: Along similar lines to [[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga Bane]], he acts like a cheerful chap who treats everyone very non-formally, and will often happily talk about philosophy. He also does so while brutally murdering innocent people.

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* CoolShades: Wears them constantly until his final fight with Ross, Ross. He even keeps them on in a mine of all places.
* {{Determinator}}: Every bit as tough as the Expendables, Expendables and just as willing to power through the pain.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler:When Barney's finally beaten him, he pulls himself back up and turns to face him, him and accepts his impending death.]]
* FauxAffablyEvil: Along similar lines to [[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga Bane]], he He acts like a cheerful chap who treats everyone very non-formally, non-formally and will often happily talk about philosophy. He also does so while brutally murdering innocent people.



* {{Foil}}: As Vilain himself notes twice on the movie, both him and Ross are "Natural Warriors" who live their lives in battle and can do that job better than anyone else, but Vilain is a merciless BloodKnight with no moral boundaries whatsoever while Ross is a JerkWithAHeartOfGold who always tries to help people when he can.
* HannibalLecture: This composes half of his dialogue.

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* {{Foil}}: As Vilain himself notes twice on the movie, both him and Ross are "Natural Warriors" who live their lives in battle and can do that job better than anyone else, but Vilain else. Vilain, however, is a merciless BloodKnight with no moral boundaries whatsoever while Ross is a JerkWithAHeartOfGold who always tries to help people when he can.
* HannibalLecture: This composes makes up half of his dialogue.



* KnifeNut: He seems to favor blades and uses one [[spoiler: to kill Billy]].
* LargeHam: Not usually, but he has his moments ([[NoIndoorVoice "OVER SO SOON? I WANT MY MONEY'S WORTH!"]])
* LightningBruiser: ''Very'' fast and agile, but also resistant enough to NoSell half of Ross' attacks and strong enough to throw him to the ground with one kick.

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* KnifeNut: He seems to favor blades and uses one [[spoiler: to [[spoiler:to kill Billy]].
* LargeHam: Not usually, but he has his moments moments.
--> '''Vilain''':
([[NoIndoorVoice "OVER SO SOON? I WANT MY MONEY'S WORTH!"]])
* LightningBruiser: ''Very'' fast and agile, agile but also resistant enough to NoSell half of Ross' attacks and strong enough to throw him to the ground with one kick.



* PreMortemOneLiner: [[AvertedTrope Averted]] - he tries giving one to Barney during their fight, but Barney won't die so easily

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* PreMortemOneLiner: [[AvertedTrope Averted]] - he tries giving one to Barney during their fight, but Barney won't die so easilyeasily.



--> '''Vilain''': Respect must be taught, for without respect, we're just people. Common, shitty people.
* TerroristsWithoutACause: [[ZigZaggingTrope Zigzagged]]. He seems very interested in selling the plutonium quickly and for a large amount of money, but never speaks of what he would plan to do with such money, and expresses excitement at what a potential 'game changer' introducing a large amount of such merchandise to the global power struggle would be.

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--> '''Vilain''': Respect must be taught, for taught. For without respect, we're just people. Common, shitty people.
* TerroristsWithoutACause: [[ZigZaggingTrope Zigzagged]]. He seems very interested in selling the plutonium quickly and for a large amount of money, money but never speaks of what he would plan to do with such money, and money. He also expresses excitement at what a potential 'game changer' introducing a large amount of such merchandise to the global power struggle would be.



Vilain's NumberTwo, Hector is his main enforcer, and handles most of the unit's intimidation. He and Lee Christmas quickly develop a mutual dislike of one another.

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Vilain's NumberTwo, Hector is his main enforcer, enforcer and handles most of the unit's intimidation. He and Lee Christmas quickly develop a mutual dislike of one another.



* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: It's difficult to tell where he's supposed to be from. The actor who plays him is British, but at times he sounds Russian.

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* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: It's difficult to tell where he's supposed to be from. The actor who plays him is British, British but at times he sounds Russian.



* YourHeadAsplode: how he meets his end, via helicopter blades.

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* YourHeadAsplode: how How he meets his end, end via helicopter blades.



A founding member of the Expendables alongside Ross, Stonebanks became a ruthless arms trader. Believed to be dead for years, he re-emerged and is out to end the Expendables.

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A founding member of the Expendables alongside Ross, Stonebanks became a ruthless arms trader. Believed to be have been dead for years, he re-emerged and is out to end the Expendables.



* BigBad: of the third movie.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: In his first appearance, he deliberately foregoes shooting Barney in favor of wounding Hale, before dropping a thermobaric bomb on them just to maximize the team's suffering.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Feels sorry for Luna [[spoiler: when he holds the rookies hostage]], since he has a daughter of his own. Not that it'll stop him from using her as bait and eventually killing her, though.

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* BigBad: of Of the third movie.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: In his first appearance, appearance he deliberately foregoes shooting Barney in favor of wounding Hale, Hale before dropping a thermobaric bomb on them just to maximize the team's suffering.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Feels sorry for Luna [[spoiler: when [[spoiler:when he holds the rookies hostage]], since he has a daughter of his own. Not that it'll stop him from using her as bait and eventually killing her, though.



* KickTheDog: He critically wounds [[spoiler: Caesar]] just to upset Barney, when he clearly had the opportunity to take a lethal shot.
* MadeOfIron: [[spoiler: takes five bullets to the chest without body armor and survives long enough to taunt Barney before being finished off]].
* ManOfWealthAndTaste: Aside from his art collecting, he's made billions from being an arms dealer, and from what little is seen of his personal life, it certainly shows.
* MotiveRant: Delivers one to the [[spoiler: rookies when he holds them hostage]], telling them how the he and the original Expendables did the dirty work the U.S. government didn't want to touch, to make them "look like heroes". Then when he started to work for himself, they tried to use his ''own team'' to kill him.

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* KickTheDog: He critically wounds [[spoiler: Caesar]] [[spoiler:Caesar]] just to upset Barney, when he clearly had the opportunity to take a lethal shot.
* MadeOfIron: [[spoiler: takes [[spoiler:Takes five bullets to the chest without body armor and survives long enough to taunt Barney before being finished off]].
* ManOfWealthAndTaste: Aside from his art collecting, he's made billions from being an arms dealer, dealer and from what little is seen of his personal life, life it certainly shows.
* MotiveRant: Delivers one to the [[spoiler: rookies [[spoiler:rookies when he holds them hostage]], telling them how the he and the original Expendables did the dirty work the U.S. government didn't want to touch, touch to make them "look like heroes". Then when he started to work for himself, they tried to use his ''own team'' to kill him.



* NotQuiteDead: Barney believes that he killed Stonebanks years ago, but he survived and continued working under a different name.

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* NotQuiteDead: Barney believes that he killed Stonebanks years ago, ago but he survived and continued working under a different name.



* PragmaticVillainy: Stays away from the ''nuclear'' arms trade, not out of any moral imperative but because he doesn't want one customer killing off all the others (deliberately or otherwise).

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* PragmaticVillainy: Stays away from the ''nuclear'' arms trade, trade. This is not out of any moral imperative but because he doesn't want one customer killing off all the others (deliberately or otherwise).others.



* DamselInDistress: in the end of the first film.

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* DamselInDistress: in At the end of the first film.



* TheNotLoveInterest: There seems to be some chemistry between her and Ross, but nothing ever comes of it - his primary reason for saving her is that she's a resistance leader and because he knows he'll regret leaving her.
* RebelliousPrincess: Not really a princess, but given that she's the daughter of the leader of a military junta, she might as well be.

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* TheNotLoveInterest: There seems to be some chemistry between her and Ross, Ross but nothing ever comes of it - his it. His primary reason for saving her is that she's a resistance leader and because he knows he'll regret leaving her.
* RebelliousPrincess: Not really a princess, but given that she's the daughter of the leader of a military junta, junta she might as well be.



The CIA agent who first contracted the team, Church is a very dangerous man.

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The CIA agent who first contracted the team, team. Church is a very dangerous man.



* AFatherToHisMen: Church is very protective of Maggie, and warns Barney Ross there will be dire consequences if any harm comes to her.

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* AFatherToHisMen: Church is very protective of Maggie, Maggie and warns Barney Ross there will be dire consequences if any harm comes to her.



* BadassInANiceSuit: Being an agency spook, he's always dressed nicely.

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* BadassInANiceSuit: Being an agency spook, spook he's always dressed nicely.



* CIAEvilFBIGood: Averted. Although Church is indeed highly shady, and is kind of a JerkAss (albeit with [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold a heart of gold]]), he is still AFatherToHisMen and is still genuinely trying to make the world a better place, with his support of the overthrowing of a [[TheGeneralissimo Latin American Dictator]] and his RogueAgent backer, and the prevention of 5 tons of weapons grade plutonium from falling into the wrong hands. He even picks up a gun and fights along with the heroes when Barney calls him a DirtyCoward in the sequel.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:After Barney Ross calls out Church as a coward who sends others to do his dirty work, Church picks up a gun and decides to fight alongside the heroes.]]

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* CIAEvilFBIGood: Averted. Although Church is indeed highly shady, shady and is kind of a JerkAss (albeit with [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold a heart of gold]]), he is still AFatherToHisMen and is still genuinely trying to make the world a better place, with his support of place. He supports the overthrowing of a [[TheGeneralissimo Latin American Dictator]] and his RogueAgent backer, backer and the prevention of 5 tons of weapons grade plutonium from falling into the wrong hands. He even picks up a gun and fights along with the heroes when Barney calls him a DirtyCoward in the sequel.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:After Barney Ross calls out Church as a coward who sends others to do his dirty work, Church picks up a gun and decides to fight alongside the heroes.]]heroes]].



* SequelNonEntity: He does not appear in the third movie, though he is mentioned.

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* SequelNonEntity: He does not appear in the third movie, movie though he is mentioned.



A one-time friend of Ross', "Trench" Mauser runs his own mercenary group, and occasionally crosses paths with the Expendables.

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A one-time friend of Ross', "Trench" Mauser runs his own mercenary group, group and occasionally crosses paths with the Expendables.



* {{BFG}}: His WeaponOfChoice. In the beginning of ''II'', he demands Hale to give him his AA-12 automatic shotgun, because he just won't use a gun that is not big. He's later seen with the same AA-12 complete with a BadassBandolier [[ActorAllusion much like]] [[Franchise/{{Terminator}} another sequel film of his]].
* BigDamnHeroes: In ''II'' after Barney and his team had been trapped with no way out by Vilian.

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* {{BFG}}: His WeaponOfChoice. In the beginning of ''II'', he demands Hale to give him his AA-12 automatic shotgun, shotgun because he just won't use a gun that is not big. He's later seen with the same AA-12 complete with a BadassBandolier [[ActorAllusion much like]] [[Franchise/{{Terminator}} another sequel film of his]].
* BigDamnHeroes: In ''II'' after Barney and his team had been trapped by Vilian with no way out by Vilian.out.



* CigarChomper: Unless he's in the middle of a battle, Trench always has a stogie in his mouth.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: Trench runs his own crew, and is presumably out there doing the same sorts of things that the Expendables are. In the third movie, he's joined by Yang.

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* CigarChomper: Unless he's in the middle of a battle, battle Trench always has a stogie in his mouth.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: Trench runs his own crew, crew and is presumably out there doing the same sorts of things that the Expendables are. In the third movie, movie he's joined by Yang.



** Is Mauser as a last name merely a cliched stock reference... [[ActorAllusion or a portmanteau of]] [[Film/TotalRecall1990 'Mars' and 'Hauser'?]]
** "Trench" is also appropriate, considering how he [[spoiler: digs the crew out of the mine in the second movie]].
* VitriolicBestBuds: He and Ross constantly trade barbs, but would (and do) go to incredible lengths to bail one another out of trouble.

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** Is Mauser as a last name merely a cliched stock reference... reference [[ActorAllusion or a portmanteau of]] [[Film/TotalRecall1990 'Mars' and 'Hauser'?]]
** "Trench" is also appropriate, considering how he [[spoiler: digs [[spoiler:digs the crew out of the mine in the second movie]].
* VitriolicBestBuds: He and Ross constantly trade barbs, barbs but would (and do) go to incredible lengths to bail one another out of trouble.



* BadassGrandpa: Though he might not seem it, he is the oldest of the tough guys.
* BigDamnHeroes: ''Twice''. First when he saves the Expendables while they're pinned down by the Sang [[spoiler: and again when he joins them during the fight at the airport]].
* CombatPragmatist: He has no qualms with using one militiaman as a human shield while gunning down the rest, then tossing said militiaman into an airport x-ray scanner and shooting him.

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* BadassGrandpa: Though he might not seem it, it he is the oldest of the tough guys.
* BigDamnHeroes: ''Twice''. First when he saves the Expendables while they're pinned down by the Sang [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and again when he joins them during the fight at the airport]].
* CombatPragmatist: He has no qualms with using one militiaman as a human shield while gunning down the rest, rest then tossing said militiaman into an airport x-ray scanner and shooting him.



* HeroOfAnotherStory: While the Expendables were doing their thing, he was already on his own separate mission fighting the Sangs. There are also stories told about him, despite having never met him, Gunnar has clearly heard of him, asking "Aren't you the one they call The Lone Wolf?".
* IWorkAlone: Says as much after saving the Expendables from the Sang. [[spoiler: Despite that, he shows up to help the team during the final showdown. When Barney points out that he's supposed to be "The Lone Wolf", he admits that "sometimes it's fun to run with the pack".]]

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* HeroOfAnotherStory: While the Expendables were doing their thing, thing he was already on his own separate mission fighting the Sangs. There are also stories told about him, despite him. Despite having never met him, Gunnar has clearly heard of him, asking "Aren't you the one they call The Lone Wolf?".
* IWorkAlone: Says as much after saving the Expendables from the Sang. [[spoiler: Despite [[spoiler:Despite that, he shows up to help the team during the final showdown. When Barney points out that he's supposed to be "The Lone Wolf", he admits that "sometimes it's fun to run with the pack".]]



* MemeticBadass: In universe. The other Expendables know him by reputation. See ActorAllusion.
* OneManArmy: [[InvokedTrope Explicitly described as such]] on his official profile, and his first appearance backs it up, when he casually and singlehandedly wipes out a Sang force that is overwhelming all of the Expendables. [[RefugeInAudacity Including a tank.]] He only appears in the movie for five minutes, but in that time he kills more than half as many Sangs as Christmas does in ''the entire movie''.
* RedBaron: "Lone Wolf". He doesn't need teammates and works alone--he's a literal OneManArmy to the point of absurdity.

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* MemeticBadass: In universe. The other Expendables know him by reputation. See ActorAllusion.
reputation.
* OneManArmy: [[InvokedTrope Explicitly described as such]] on his official profile, and his first appearance backs it up, up when he casually and singlehandedly wipes out a Sang force that is overwhelming all of the Expendables. [[RefugeInAudacity Including a tank.]] He only appears in the movie for five minutes, but in that time he kills more than half as many Sangs as Christmas does in ''the entire movie''.
* RedBaron: "Lone Wolf". He doesn't need teammates and works alone--he's alone. He's a literal OneManArmy to the point of absurdity.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's rather cold to Ross when they first meet, but later goes out of his way to aide the Expendables, declaring it the most fun he's had in years.
* PrecisionFStrike: Given the third film's PG-13 rating, he's the only one to utter "fuck" during it.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's rather cold to Ross when they first meet, meet but later goes out of his way to aide the Expendables, declaring it the most fun he's had in years.
* PrecisionFStrike: Given the third film's PG-13 rating, rating he's the only one to utter "fuck" during it.



* LeaderWannabe: Asks when he gets to take over at the end of the third movie, and he has problems with taking orders.

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* LeaderWannabe: Asks when he gets to take over at the end of the third movie, movie and he has problems with taking orders.



* InstantExpert: Being a bouncer and being a ruthless killer are two entirely different things, yet Luna slips effortlessly into the latter role.

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* InstantExpert: Being a bouncer and being a ruthless killer are two entirely different things, things yet Luna slips effortlessly into the latter role.



* GeniusBruiser: But that doesn't mean he can't handle a weapon. He's also pretty athletic, as he's introduced free-climbing up the side of a mountain (and uses the same skills to climb up an elevator shaft in the climax) and BASE jumping off when he loses his handhold.

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* GeniusBruiser: But that doesn't mean he can't handle a weapon. He's also pretty athletic, as he's introduced free-climbing up the side of a mountain (and uses the same skills to climb up an elevator shaft in the climax) and BASE jumping off when he loses his handhold.



* YouSeeImDying: [[spoiler: Subverted; he just claims to be to mess with Barney.]]

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* YouSeeImDying: [[spoiler: Subverted; [[spoiler:Subverted; he just claims to be to mess with Barney.]]
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* CelibateHero: Seems to actively avoids romance, despite his chemistry with with Sandra in the first film and Maggie in the second
* ChainPain: Uses one against [[spoiler:Vilain]].

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* CelibateHero: Seems to actively avoids avoid romance, despite his chemistry with with Sandra in the first film and Maggie in the second
* ChainPain: Uses one against [[spoiler:Vilain]].Vilain.



* IHaveAFamily: He mentions having one on the first movie, which is the reason he [[OnlyInItForTheMoney demands money constantly]]. [[spoiler: He admits to Barney that he was lying about it, but brings up the possibility that he'll start one someday.]]

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* IHaveAFamily: He mentions having one on the first movie, which is the reason he [[OnlyInItForTheMoney demands money constantly]]. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He admits to Barney that he was lying about it, but brings up the possibility that he'll start one someday.]]



* NeverBringAKnifeToAGunFight: Yang invokes this when he walks into a kitchen filled with knife wielding mooks and, being a true [[CombatPragmatist combat pragmatist]], immediately draws his pistol. ''[[SubvertedTrope Only it's empty after the first shot.]]''
* PintSizedPowerhouse: The shortest member of the team on the first and second movies. Death in close-quarters combat.

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* NeverBringAKnifeToAGunFight: Yang invokes this when he walks into a kitchen filled with knife wielding mooks and, being a true [[CombatPragmatist combat pragmatist]], CombatPragmatist, immediately draws his pistol. ''[[SubvertedTrope Only it's empty after the first shot.]]''
* PintSizedPowerhouse: The shortest member of the team on in the first and second movies. Death movies; deadly in close-quarters combat.



* TokenMinority: The only Asian in the team. Lampshaded in ''The Expendables 2''. When asked by Gunnar who he'll get to pick on without him, Yin replies "You'll find another minority."
* UndyingLoyalty: To Ross. When the rest of the team decides that returning to Garza's island is insane, Yang insists on accompanying Ross. When asked why his only reply is "friends die together." [[spoiler: Somewhat subverted when he turns up working for Mauser in the third film because Trench pays him more.]]
* WeakButSkilled: He is very petite, especially compared to the behemoths the team is mostly composed by, but he makes it up with martial skill, improvisation and grace.

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* TokenMinority: The only Asian in the team. Lampshaded in ''The Expendables 2''. When asked by Gunnar who he'll get to pick on without him, Yin replies "You'll find another minority."
minority".
* UndyingLoyalty: To Ross. When the rest of the team decides that returning to Garza's island is insane, Yang insists on accompanying Ross. When asked why his only reply is "friends die together." [[spoiler: Somewhat together". [[spoiler:Somewhat subverted when he turns up working for Mauser in the third film because Trench pays him more.]]
* WeakButSkilled: He is very petite, especially compared to the behemoths the team is mostly composed by, of, but he makes it up with martial skill, improvisation and grace.



A tough close-up combatant with a cauliflower ear and intellectual pretensions, Toll Road is the best physical fighter on the team.

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A tough close-up combatant with a cauliflower ear and intellectual pretensions, pretensions. Toll Road is the best physical fighter on the team.



* BadassGrandpa: Like many members of the team. Given that he's the one to eventually take out [[spoiler:Paine]], he may well be the most badass of them all in physical matters.

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* BadassGrandpa: Like many members of the team. Given that he's the one to eventually take out [[spoiler:Paine]], Paine, he may well be the most badass of them all in physical matters.



* CombatPragmatist: After trading bumps with [[spoiler:Paine, who had beaten down Barney of all people earlier, Road resolves to KillItWithFire.]]

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* CombatPragmatist: After trading bumps with [[spoiler:Paine, who had beaten down Barney of all people earlier, Road resolves to KillItWithFire.]]



* BaldOfAwesome: Always bad, always awesome.
* BigDamnHeroes: Caesar and his AA-12 save the rest of the team in style in the climax of the first movie, wiping out ever single mook that stood in their way.

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* BaldOfAwesome: Always bad, bald, always awesome.
* BigDamnHeroes: Caesar and his AA-12 save the rest of the team in style in the climax of the first movie, wiping out ever every single mook that stood in their way.



* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler: He was shot and apparently killed by Barney after trying to kill Yin Yang. However, it was OnlyAFleshWound.]]

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* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He was shot and apparently killed by Barney after trying to kill Yin Yang. However, it was OnlyAFleshWound.]]



* CoolGun: In the sequel, he carries as his primary weapon (!) a Milkor MGL multi-shot grenade launcher, during both the opening rescue (he loans it to Caesar after Trench takes his AA-12), and again carries it as his main gun during the airport shootout.

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* CoolGun: In the sequel, he carries as his primary weapon (!) a Milkor MGL multi-shot grenade launcher, launcher as his primary weapon during both the opening rescue (he loans it to Caesar after Trench takes his AA-12), and again carries it as his main gun during the airport shootout.



* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: [[spoiler: In the first movie, he leaves the group due to a falling out with Barney with his drug problem, and then joins Munroe's team, betrays them during a car chase to try to kill Barney and Yin Yang, and gets shot by Ross. By the end, Gunner is back with their good graces, and stays a face during the sequel.]]

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* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In the first movie, he leaves the group due to a falling out with Barney with his drug problem, and then joins Munroe's team, team. He later betrays them during a car chase to try to kill Barney and Yin Yang, Yang and gets shot by Ross. Barney. By the end, Gunner is back with their good graces, graces and stays a face during the sequel.]]



* LightningBruiser: In close quarters combat, at least. Though it's not his specialty, during his fight with Yang in the first film, he was fast and skilled enough to keep pace with the smaller man for most of the fight, and whenever he landed hits, Yang felt them. More than that, he's tough enough to immediately come back from a flurry of hits and a leg choke with a cheerful, "My turn."

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* LightningBruiser: In close quarters combat, combat at least. Though least, though it's not his specialty, during specialty. During his fight with Yang in the first film, he was fast and skilled enough to keep pace with the smaller man for most of the fight, and whenever fight. Whenever he landed hits, Yang felt them. More than that, he's tough enough to immediately come back from a flurry of hits and a leg choke with a cheerful, "My turn."



* PsychoPartyMember: He might not be the least sane in the team (Galgo and possibly Caesar beat him in that), but he is the least moral, being willing to betray the team and murder one of his members with his own hands for a grudge.

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* PsychoPartyMember: He might not be the least sane in the team (Galgo and possibly Caesar beat him in that), but he is the least moral, being moral. He is willing to betray the team and murder one of his members with his own hands for a grudge.



* TokenEvilTeammate: In the first movie [[spoiler: and even became one of the bad guys for a brief moment]].
* UnskilledButStrong: Subverted. While in the first moments of his fight with Yin Yang seems that he is little more than an unskilled brawler who happens to be very burly, he soon reveals he knows very well how to use his strength and size. His strikes also seem very precise and karate-like, evidencing an orthodox martial arts training not unlike Yin Yang'. This is also a trait carried from the actor, who is a real life karate champion.
* WeaponOfChoice: [[StuffBlowingUp Explosives and grenade launchers]]. Uses a sniper rifle in the third movie, probably in reference to promotional materials from the first film that described him as a sniper; he even mentions using a wrist-mounted computer to check weather conditions.

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* TokenEvilTeammate: In the first movie [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and even became one of the bad guys for a brief moment]].
* UnskilledButStrong: Subverted. While in In the first moments of his fight with Yin Yang he seems that he is little more than an unskilled brawler who happens to be very burly, he burly. He soon reveals he knows very well how to use his strength and size. His strikes also seem very precise and karate-like, evidencing displaying an orthodox martial arts training not unlike Yin Yang'. This is also a trait carried from the actor, who is a real life karate champion.
Yang.
* WeaponOfChoice: [[StuffBlowingUp Explosives and grenade launchers]]. Uses He uses a sniper rifle in the third movie, probably in reference to promotional materials from the first film that described him as a sniper; he sniper. He even mentions using a wrist-mounted computer to check weather conditions.



A former member of the team, Tool runs the tattoo parlour that the Expendables operate out of. He suffers from severe PTSD, which is why he had to leave the team in the first place.

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A former member of the team, Tool runs the tattoo parlour that the Expendables operate out of. He suffers from severe PTSD, PTSD which is why he had to leave the team in the first place.



* AbsenteeActor: For the sequel.
* TheCasanova: Mainly implied. The first time we see Tool, he is accompanied by a gorgeous, buxom blonde young enough to be his daughter, and based on comments made by his friends he's good at seducing women... though not so good at keeping them.
* KnifeNut: Not to the same extent as Christmas, but he has his moments. As he doesn't take part in fighting scenes, this is the only shtik he shows.

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* AbsenteeActor: For the sequel.
sequels.
* TheCasanova: Mainly implied. The first time we see Tool, he is accompanied by a gorgeous, buxom blonde young enough to be his daughter, and based daughter. Based on comments made by his friends he's good at seducing women... women though not so good at keeping them.
* KnifeNut: Not to the same extent as Christmas, Christmas but he has his moments. As he He doesn't take part in fighting scenes, scenes so this is the only shtik shtick he shows.



* MyGreatestFailure: Seeing a woman attempting suicide in Bosnia, and doing nothing to stop it.

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* MyGreatestFailure: Seeing a woman attempting suicide in Bosnia, Bosnia and doing nothing to stop it.



* RetiredBadass: A former member of the team, and if his knife-throwing is any indication, his skills are still sharp.

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* RetiredBadass: A former member of the team, and team and, if his knife-throwing is any indication, his skills are still sharp.



A new recruit in the second film, Billy is an Afghanistan veteran whose faith in the US Army has been shattered. He doesn't yet know if the mercenary life is for him, but he doesn't have many other options.

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A new recruit in the second film, Billy is an Afghanistan veteran whose faith in the US Army has been shattered. He doesn't yet know if the mercenary life is for him, him but he doesn't have many other options.



* FragileSpeedster: His speed comes in handy for scouting runs and for reminding Barney how old he is. [[spoiler:He is killed off quickly.]]



* KillTheCutie: [[spoiler: The youngest and most innocent member of the team is killed to motivate everyone else.]]

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* KillTheCutie: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The youngest and most innocent member of the team is killed to motivate everyone else.]]



* NewMeat: Though the Expendables aren't military, he seems to be their version of this - he's a new member of the group, doesn't seem to be as muscular as everyone else, and nicknamed "the Kid". He also refers to Ross as "Sir", whereas everyone else just calls him Barney.
* {{Retirony}}: [[spoiler:He's not sure that the mercenary life is for him, and he's planning on finishing up at the end of the month.]]

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* NewMeat: Though the Expendables aren't military, he seems to be their version of this - he's a new member of the group, doesn't seem to be as muscular as everyone else, and is nicknamed "the Kid". He also refers to Ross as "Sir", whereas everyone else just calls him Barney.
* {{Retirony}}: [[spoiler:He's not sure that the mercenary life is for him, him and he's planning on finishing up at the end of the month.]]



* ShellShockedVeteran: An unusually young example, but the his time served in Afghanistan shattered his faith in the American Military. Also an unusual example in the nature of the trauma, his commanding officer refused to use artillery on Taliban fighters who were hiding amongst civilians, which would have been a serious war crime; this caused his entire team to be slaughtered, [[SurvivorGuilt leaving him with the guilt of failing them]]. Yet the selfsame officer [[KickTheDog murdered a stray puppy he adopted]] during that battle on the grounds that [[RealMenHateAffection an adorable baby animal would "soften" the soldiers]] and make them unfit for combat; an all too frequent and sad occurrence in the RealLife US Military.
* TagAlongKid: Pretty old for the usual example, but plays it straight nonetheless.

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* ShellShockedVeteran: An unusually young example, example but the his time served in Afghanistan shattered his faith in the American Military. Also an unusual example in the nature of the trauma, trauma; his commanding officer refused to use artillery on Taliban fighters who were hiding amongst civilians, which would have been a serious war crime; this crime. This caused his entire team to be slaughtered, [[SurvivorGuilt leaving him with the guilt of failing them]]. Yet the selfsame same officer [[KickTheDog murdered a stray puppy he adopted]] during that battle on the grounds that [[RealMenHateAffection an adorable baby animal would "soften" the soldiers]] and make them unfit for combat; an all too frequent and sad occurrence in the RealLife US Military.
* TagAlongKid: Pretty old for the usual example, example but plays it straight nonetheless.
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* BigDamnHeroes: Caesar and his AA-12 save the rest of the team in style in the climax of the first movie, wiping out ever single mook that stood in their way.
--> ''"Remember this shit at Christmas!"''
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->'''Played By''': Terry Crews

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->'''Played By''': Terry CrewsCreator/TerryCrews
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* PrecisionFStrike: Given the third film's PG-13 rating, he's the only one to utter "fuck" during it.


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* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: For [[Creator/BruceWillis Mr. Church]].
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* FearlessFool: Seems like this. Fortunately, [[spoiler:[[{{Badass}} he can more than back it up]]]].

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* FearlessFool: Seems like this. Fortunately, [[spoiler:[[{{Badass}} he [[spoiler:he can more than back it up]]]].up]].
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->'''Played By:''' Wesley Snipes

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->'''Played By:''' Wesley Snipes
Creator/WesleySnipes
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* MeaningfulName: Jean Vilain is the ''villain'' of the film. And he's played by Jean-Claude Van Damme.

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* MeaningfulName: Jean Vilain is the ''villain'' of the film. And he's played by Jean-Claude Van Damme.[[note]]In a joke that was actually reported as legit fact before the third film was made and released, he said he want to return as his character's brother, Claude Vilian.[[/note]]
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