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18th Aug '16 10:20:33 PM HebiKaze10
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* Shi-Long Lang from ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth'' takes this to comedic levels. He does a roll call with his men, and when they start counting off "1! 2! 3! etc." he stops them, because all of his men are #1 in his book. [[BrickJoke The next time he does a roll call later in the game]], his men count off "1! 1! 1! etc." instead. He also gives a birthday present to one of his men, who says he is grateful, but it's not his birthday. Lang then says that he knows that, and the present isn't for him, it's for his [[CrazyPrepared ''younger brother's wife's younger brother!'']] It's played more seriously when [[spoiler:he takes a bullet for his second-in-command, who had just revealed herself as TheMole, because she was still his subordinate and he feels it's his duty to protect his subordinates at any cost. Then he arrests her]]. All of this, of course, inspires UndyingLoyalty in his men ([[spoiler:except for TheMole, obviously]]), who address him with great reverence as "Shifu" [[note]]a Chinese term of respect that means master[[/note]].

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* Shi-Long Lang from ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth'' takes this to comedic levels. He does a roll call with his men, and when they start counting off "1! 2! 3! etc." he stops them, because all of his men are #1 in his book. [[BrickJoke The next time he does a roll call later in the game]], his men count off "1! 1! 1! etc." instead. He also gives a birthday present to one of his men, who says he is grateful, but it's not his birthday. Lang then says that he knows that, and the present isn't for him, it's for his [[CrazyPrepared ''younger ''[[CrazyPrepared younger brother's wife's younger brother!'']] brother!]]'' It's played more seriously when [[spoiler:he takes a bullet for his second-in-command, who had just revealed herself as TheMole, because she was still his subordinate and he feels it's his duty to protect his subordinates at any cost. Then he arrests her]]. All of this, of course, inspires UndyingLoyalty in his men ([[spoiler:except for TheMole, obviously]]), who address him with great reverence as "Shifu" [[note]]a Chinese term of respect that means master[[/note]].
18th Aug '16 10:19:28 PM HebiKaze10
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* Shi-Long Lang from ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth'' takes this to comedic levels. He does a roll call with his men, and when they start counting off "1! 2! 3! etc." he stops them, because all of his men are #1 in his book. [[BrickJoke The next time he does a roll call later in the game]], his men count off "1! 1! 1! etc." instead. He also gives a birthday present to one of his men, who says he is grateful, but it's not his birthday. Lang then says that he knows that, and the present isn't for him, it's for his younger brother's wife's younger brother! It's played more seriously when [[spoiler:he takes a bullet for his second-in-command, who had just revealed herself as TheMole, because she was still his subordinate and he feels it's his duty to protect his subordinates at any cost. Then he arrests her]]. All of this, of course, inspires UndyingLoyalty in his men ([[spoiler:except for TheMole, obviously]]), who address him with great reverence as "Shifu".

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* Shi-Long Lang from ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth'' takes this to comedic levels. He does a roll call with his men, and when they start counting off "1! 2! 3! etc." he stops them, because all of his men are #1 in his book. [[BrickJoke The next time he does a roll call later in the game]], his men count off "1! 1! 1! etc." instead. He also gives a birthday present to one of his men, who says he is grateful, but it's not his birthday. Lang then says that he knows that, and the present isn't for him, it's for his younger [[CrazyPrepared ''younger brother's wife's younger brother! brother!'']] It's played more seriously when [[spoiler:he takes a bullet for his second-in-command, who had just revealed herself as TheMole, because she was still his subordinate and he feels it's his duty to protect his subordinates at any cost. Then he arrests her]]. All of this, of course, inspires UndyingLoyalty in his men ([[spoiler:except for TheMole, obviously]]), who address him with great reverence as "Shifu"."Shifu" [[note]]a Chinese term of respect that means master[[/note]].
12th Aug '16 4:40:13 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ''Fanfic/IceAndFire'' has Lelouch, in spades. He's willing to go the extra mile for his troops, even cooking for them and giving blood to the wounded.

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* ''Fanfic/IceAndFire'' has Lelouch, in spades. He's willing to go the extra mile for his troops, even cooking for them and giving blood to the wounded. A good example of this is shown in Chapter 26, when he's talking to his men and chatting with them casually, in comparison to Zero’s dialogue with her subordinates at the same time being more professional and aloof.
12th Aug '16 4:39:31 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ''Fanfic/IceAndFire'' has Lelouch, in spades. He's willing to go the extra mile for his troops, even cooking for them and giving blood to the wounded.
2nd Aug '16 6:22:27 PM lolface123
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** As noted by Literature/CiaphasCain ('''HERO OF THE IMPERIUM!!!'''), very, very few commissars are this out of propaganda videos. However, those who rule exclusively through [[BoomHeadshot *BLAM*]]ings (outside of Penal Legions) tend to meet heroic deaths despite being nowhere near the front line at the time.

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** As noted by Literature/CiaphasCain ('''HERO OF THE IMPERIUM!!!'''), very, very few commissars are this out of propaganda videos. However, those who rule exclusively through [[BoomHeadshot *BLAM*]]ings (outside of Penal Legions) tend to meet [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident heroic deaths deaths]] [[UnfriendlyFire despite being nowhere nowhere]] [[KarmicDeath near the front line at the time.]]
22nd Jul '16 9:40:23 PM dasuberkaiser
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* Despite there technically being no real cohesive [[SuperTeam team]], [[GentleGiant At]][[GeniusBruiser las]] fills this trope for the ''Literature/MetroCityChronicles'' heroes (Noted especially for [[LovecraftLite Squid Kid]]).
* When [[spoiler:Robert E. Lee]] turns out to be unfit for a combat command in ''Literature/TheSalvationWar'', General Petraeus alludes to this in assigning him to head a convalescent home for traumatized [[spoiler:"Second Life," aka undead]] [[FishOutOfTemporalWater American soldiers from past wars]].
* Captain Flowers of ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' isn't just a FatherToHisMen; he's a [[GoodParents pathologically paternal]] NiceGuy.
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* Despite there technically being no real cohesive [[SuperTeam team]], [[GentleGiant At]][[GeniusBruiser las]] fills this trope for the ''Literature/MetroCityChronicles'' heroes (Noted especially for [[LovecraftLite Squid Kid]]).
* When [[spoiler:Robert E. Lee]] turns out to be unfit for a combat command in ''Literature/TheSalvationWar'', General Petraeus alludes to this in assigning him to head a convalescent home for traumatized [[spoiler:"Second Life," aka undead]] [[FishOutOfTemporalWater American soldiers from past wars]].
* Captain Flowers of ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' isn't just a FatherToHisMen; he's a [[GoodParents pathologically paternal]] NiceGuy.
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17th Jul '16 7:44:02 PM Doug86
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* The titular ''Film/MajorPayne'', while definitely a DrillSergeantNasty and (in the words of Emily) an "an insecure, overbearing, psychopathic, edictorial, ego maniacal, frigid lunatic asshole", but in his own warped way he definitely cares about his men. Be it by breaking a comrades finger to take his mind off the pain of being shot, shooting the closet to "terminate the Boogeyman with extreme prejudice" so the young Tiger can go to sleep, or [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming defending one of his students from their abusive and drunken step-father]]. [[spoiler:In fact, he becomes a ''literal'' example of this to one of his men in the end of the film where he marries Emily and adopts Tiger.]]

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* The titular ''Film/MajorPayne'', while definitely a DrillSergeantNasty and (in the words of Emily) an "an insecure, overbearing, psychopathic, edictorial, ego maniacal, frigid lunatic asshole", but in his own warped way he definitely cares about his men. Be it by breaking a comrades comrade's finger to take his mind off the pain of being shot, shooting the closet to "terminate the Boogeyman with extreme prejudice" so the young Tiger can go to sleep, or [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments defending one of his students from their abusive and drunken step-father]]. [[spoiler:In fact, he becomes a ''literal'' example of this to one of his men in the end of the film where he marries Emily and adopts Tiger.]]
12th Jul '16 2:03:23 PM ElectroKraken
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10th Jul '16 4:21:22 AM JackG
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** InvokedTrope in Creator/GeorgeClooney's cameo as Captain Bosche. When giving a speech to the soldiers he describes himself as their father and Sgt Welsh as their mother. Welsh's private dialogue shows he's not impressed.

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** InvokedTrope in Creator/GeorgeClooney's cameo as Captain Bosche. When giving a speech to the soldiers he describes [[CaptainSmoothAndSergeantRough himself as their father and Sgt Welsh as their mother.mother]]. Welsh's private dialogue shows he's not impressed.



* ''Film/TheThinRedLine''.
** Captain Staros is specifically [[InvokedTrope described]] as this.
-->'''Staros:''' You're like my sons. (...) You ''are'' my sons.
** Also invoked by his replacement, Captain Bosche (in Creator/GeorgeClooney's cameo). When giving a speech to the men Bosche describes himself [[CaptainSmoothAndSergeantRough as their father and Sgt Welsh as their mother]]. Welsh's private dialogue shows he's not impressed.

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* ''Film/TheThinRedLine''.
** Captain Staros is specifically [[InvokedTrope described]] as this.
-->'''Staros:''' You're like my sons. (...) You ''are'' my sons.
** Also invoked by his replacement, Captain Bosche (in Creator/GeorgeClooney's cameo). When giving a speech to the men Bosche describes himself [[CaptainSmoothAndSergeantRough as their father and Sgt Welsh as their mother]]. Welsh's private dialogue shows he's not impressed.
10th Jul '16 4:19:57 AM JackG
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* Captain Staros in ''Film/TheThinRedLine''. His parting words to his men are: "You've been like my sons. You are my sons."

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* ''Film/TheThinRedLine''
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Captain Staros in ''Film/TheThinRedLine''. His Staros' parting words to his men are: "You've been like my sons. You are my sons.""
** InvokedTrope in Creator/GeorgeClooney's cameo as Captain Bosche. When giving a speech to the soldiers he describes himself as their father and Sgt Welsh as their mother. Welsh's private dialogue shows he's not impressed.
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