History Film / Platoon

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* ShooOutTheClowns: King, who spends the film acting as Taylor's lighthearted, weed-smoking mentor, is sent home [[spoiler:just before most of the platoon is obliterated.]]
21st Jul '17 6:19:06 PM SventheCrusader
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* {{Hate Sink}}: Bunny and Junior, with the former being a racist low-functioning psychopath and the latter being a pathetic, [[DirtyCoward cowardly]] [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil would-be-rapist.]]

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* {{Hate Sink}}: HateSink: Bunny and Junior, with the former being a racist low-functioning psychopath and the latter being a pathetic, [[DirtyCoward cowardly]] [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil would-be-rapist.]]



* {{Hypocrite}}: Barnes gives Elias' posse a rambling speech where he casually insults them all, calling them a bunch of potheads trying to escape from reality, whereas he 'is reality.' The entire time he's drinking from a whiskey bottle, obviously piss drunk.

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* {{Hypocrite}}: Barnes gives Elias' posse a rambling speech where he casually insults them all, calling them a bunch of potheads trying to escape from reality, whereas he 'is reality.' The entire time he's drinking from a whiskey bottle, absolutely ''slugging'' Jack Daniels and is obviously piss drunk.hammered on the stuff.



* OldSoldier: Captain Harris, who looks old enough to have served as far back as World War II.



* ThousandYardStare: [[spoiler:Chris after he kills Barnes]]. And just as dramatically, when Chris first arrives in Vietnam, one of the soldiers boarding the plane back to the States sports a doozy of one.

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* ThousandYardStare: ThousandYardStare:
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[[spoiler:Chris after he kills Barnes]]. And just as dramatically, when Chris first arrives in Vietnam, one of the soldiers boarding the plane back to the States sports a doozy of one.one.
** Captain Harris in the film's very last shot of him after the final battle. Dale Dye has said that this shot wasn't even planned or acted - Oliver Stone and the camera crew happened to film him in the middle of a legitimate flashback.
21st Jul '17 6:12:19 PM SventheCrusader
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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Junior bolts for dear life when he realizes he and Bunny are completely overrun by the NVA. [[spoiler:He doesn't make it.]]

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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Junior bolts for dear life when he realizes he and Bunny are completely overrun by the NVA. [[spoiler:He doesn't make it.]]]] Not too much later, Francis pulls a variant of this, realizing that he's made it out of the final battle unhurt...and immediately remedying this by jabbing his trench knife into his thigh so he can be be sent home.
21st Jul '17 6:07:04 PM SventheCrusader
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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: While O'Neill is a bit of a dick, and hides during the final battle, he essentially begs Bunny not to kill the Vietnamese civilian.
* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler: Chris frags Barnes with three rounds in the upper-right torso, exactly how Barnes shot Elias]].[[spoiler: Bunny definitely qualifies too.]]

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: While Sgt. O'Neill is petty, cowardly, and a bit of a dick, and hides during the final battle, an asshole, but he essentially more or less begs Bunny not to kill the Vietnamese civilian.
civilians.
* KarmicDeath: KarmicDeath:
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[[spoiler: Chris frags Barnes with three rounds in the upper-right torso, exactly how Barnes shot Elias]].Elias.]]
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[[spoiler: Bunny definitely qualifies too.is jumped and executed by a Vietcong soldier, fitting retribution for his brutality toward the Vietnamese villagers.]]
6th Jun '17 6:25:04 AM handsonsocks
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** Sgt O'Neill may be a sarcastic jerk, but is noticeably disturbed by Bunny's murder of the disabled villager. He also never commits any major war crimes (that we know of) apart from his role in the village scene. Even that was under Staff Sgt. Barnes orders and his later response (unlike Bunny's suggestion to frag Elias) was simply to enquire whether there would be a court martial in relation to Barnes' actions.

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** Sgt O'Neill may be a sarcastic jerk, but is noticeably disturbed by Bunny's murder of the disabled villager. He also never commits any major war crimes (that we know of) apart from his role in the village scene. Even that was under Staff Sgt. Barnes Barnes' orders and his later response (unlike Bunny's suggestion to frag Elias) was simply to enquire whether there would be a court martial in relation to Barnes' actions.
6th Jun '17 6:22:38 AM handsonsocks
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** O'Neill may be a sarcastic jerk, but is noticeably disturbed by Bunny's murder of the disabled villager.

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** Sgt O'Neill may be a sarcastic jerk, but is noticeably disturbed by Bunny's murder of the disabled villager.villager. He also never commits any major war crimes (that we know of) apart from his role in the village scene. Even that was under Staff Sgt. Barnes orders and his later response (unlike Bunny's suggestion to frag Elias) was simply to enquire whether there would be a court martial in relation to Barnes' actions.
5th Jun '17 7:47:44 AM handsonsocks
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** O'Neill may be a sarcastic jerk, but is noticeably disturbed by Bunny's murder at the village.

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** O'Neill may be a sarcastic jerk, but is noticeably disturbed by Bunny's murder at of the village.disabled villager.
5th Jun '17 7:44:12 AM handsonsocks
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**O'Neill may be a sarcastic jerk, but is noticeably disturbed by Bunny's murder at the village.
2nd Jun '17 6:21:56 AM Wuz
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* CaliforniaDoubling: The UsefulNotes/{{Philippines}} for Vietnam.
2nd Jun '17 6:21:28 AM Wuz
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** Staff Sergeant Bob Barnes.



* ColonelKilgore: Barnes.

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* ColonelKilgore: Barnes. He exists to live out his survivalist ideas, and he enjoys war to its fullest.
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