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15th Jul '17 2:07:51 PM Wooboo
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** [[ZigZaggingTrope Zig-Zagged]] with the Brotherhood of Steel. They had their start as a military unit that went rogue just before the bombs fell when they discovered what the [[MadScientist scientists]] under their care were performing inhumane experiments, founding the group in order to preserve old world technology, prevent it from falling into the wrong hands, and destroying the results of such abuses of science and technology (such as Super Mutants). While a noble goal, they are ultimately indifferent to the goings-on in the Wasteland, preferring to remain politically neutral and stepping in only when events force their hand. However, as the games progress, they get progressively more militant and aggressive in carrying out their mandate. For the West Coast chapter, the growing friction between themselves and the increasingly expansionist New California Republic saw them enter into a war that was devastating for both sides, and left them as little more than a shadow of their former self. The East Coast chapter tried their hand at helping the people of the Capitol Wasteland, and for a time this was working out. Then ''VideoGame/Fallout4'' reveals that [[KnightTemplar a more militant faction]] of the Brotherhood took over the organization and became the ''de facto'' governing body of the Capitol Wasteland, and eventually launch a crusade into the Commonwealth to defeat the Institute, under the reasoning they are protecting the Commonwealth and the wider world while simultaneously strong-arming settlers, showing complete disdain for all forms of mutant (such as sentient Ghouls) and killing any Synths they come across, including the ones who just want to escape the Institute and live peaceful lives.
1st Jun '17 9:36:26 PM marcoasalazarm
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See also WarIsHell and RapePillageAndBurn. The (mostly) opposite of StrawCivilian. Not to be confused with [[FacelessGoons the army of]] [[{{Mooks}} Team Evil]]. On any ScientistVsMilitaryMan story, expect the use of this Trope to turn the military man into a strawman.

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See also WarIsHell and RapePillageAndBurn. The (mostly) opposite of StrawCivilian. StrawCivilian (but also expect the use of this Trope on ScientistVsSoldier stories to turn a military man into an iron-clad strawman). Not to be confused with [[FacelessGoons the army of]] [[{{Mooks}} Team Evil]]. On any ScientistVsMilitaryMan story, expect the use of this Trope to turn the military man into a strawman.
Evil]].
1st Jun '17 9:30:36 PM marcoasalazarm
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See also WarIsHell and RapePillageAndBurn. The (mostly) opposite of StrawCivilian. Not to be confused with [[FacelessGoons the army of]] [[{{Mooks}} Team Evil]].

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See also WarIsHell and RapePillageAndBurn. The (mostly) opposite of StrawCivilian. Not to be confused with [[FacelessGoons the army of]] [[{{Mooks}} Team Evil]].
Evil]]. On any ScientistVsMilitaryMan story, expect the use of this Trope to turn the military man into a strawman.
1st Jun '17 9:28:14 PM jormis29
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* This trope tends to pop up frequently in the works of George Romero.

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* This trope tends to pop up frequently in the works of George Romero.Creator/GeorgeARomero.
27th May '17 7:48:07 AM valar55
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This trope is a relative of AncientConspiracy, GovernmentConspiracy, and NukeEm, and is often the mirror image of ScienceIsBad, unless the Science in question was a military research project to begin with. It is often commanded by GeneralRipper, and formed of [[SociopathicSoldier Sociopathic Soldiers]]. This Army will sometimes, in relatively rare circumstances, make use of [[WeHaveReserves Human Wave Tactics]] ... rare because while civilians are cheap and expendable, good soldiers are not. At least, to the Army.

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This trope is a relative of AncientConspiracy, GovernmentConspiracy, and NukeEm, and is often the mirror image of ScienceIsBad, unless the Science science in question was a military research project to begin with. It is often commanded by GeneralRipper, and formed of [[SociopathicSoldier Sociopathic Soldiers]]. This Army will sometimes, in relatively rare circumstances, make use of [[WeHaveReserves Human Wave Tactics]] ... rare because while civilians are cheap and expendable, good soldiers are not. At least, to the Army.
16th May '17 3:35:39 PM Frankencastle
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* Major Aohi of the National Defense Ministry and the JSDF from Manga/DeadmanWonderland. To better clarify, Major Aohi is secretly funding the titular prison and is willing to turn a blind eye to psycho prison warden's Tamki's illegal actions in exchange for the production of obedient disposable super-soldiers, [[spoiler:the Forgeries]].
-->'''Tamaki''': What an awfully anachronistic idea. Turning criminals into disposable soldiers. Typical military inefficiency.

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* Major Aohi of the National Defense Ministry and the JSDF from Manga/DeadmanWonderland. To better clarify, Major Aohi is the one secretly funding the titular prison and is perfectly willing to turn a blind eye to psycho prison warden's Tamki's illegal actions in exchange for the production of an army of obedient disposable super-soldiers, [[spoiler:the Forgeries]].
-->'''Tamaki''': What an awfully anachronistic idea. Turning criminals into disposable soldiers. [[ArmiesAreevil Typical military inefficiency. inefficiency]]. But... who cares as long as we get research funding.
16th May '17 3:32:47 PM Frankencastle
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* Major Aohi of the National Defense Ministry and the JSDF from Manga/DeadmanWonderland. To better clarify, Major Aohi is secretly funding the titular prison and is willing to turn a blind eye to psycho prison warden's Tamki's illegal actions in exchange for the production of obedient disposable super-soldiers, [[spoiler:the Forgeries]].
-->'''Tamaki''': What an awfully anachronistic idea. Turning criminals into disposable soldiers. Typical military inefficiency.
8th Apr '17 4:16:42 PM Frankencastle
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* The American military in ''Anime/BloodPlus''. To explain: one of Diva's Chevaliers happens to be an infiltrator on the Army and has no problem using his rank to send kill squads around, and the military itself performs experiments to create Chimera super-soldiers (which is the reason the Schiff were created and decide to assist said Chevalier).



* Anime/GhostInTheShellArise: The JSDF in general and the JGSDF in particular are shown to be pretty damn shady. True, they're in rather awkward situation (and financial black hole), what with the grand reorganization and mass downsizing after the war, but it's not really a justification for putting their cyborgs into debt peonage, engaging in illegal arms deals, street murder, covert foreign interventions, general corruption and whatnot.

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* Anime/GhostInTheShellArise: The JSDF in general and the JGSDF in particular Anime/GhostInTheShellArise are shown to be pretty damn shady. True, they're in rather awkward situation (and financial black hole), what with the grand reorganization and mass downsizing after the war, but it's not really a justification for putting their cyborgs into debt peonage, engaging in illegal arms deals, street murder, covert foreign interventions, general corruption and whatnot.
7th Apr '17 6:59:31 PM marcoasalazarm
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%%* The American military in ''Anime/BloodPlus''.

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%%* * The American military in ''Anime/BloodPlus''.''Anime/BloodPlus''. To explain: one of Diva's Chevaliers happens to be an infiltrator on the Army and has no problem using his rank to send kill squads around, and the military itself performs experiments to create Chimera super-soldiers (which is the reason the Schiff were created and decide to assist said Chevalier).
7th Apr '17 5:21:29 PM Frankencastle
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* The American military in ''Anime/BloodPlus''.

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* %%* The American military in ''Anime/BloodPlus''.


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* Anime/GhostInTheShellArise: The JSDF in general and the JGSDF in particular are shown to be pretty damn shady. True, they're in rather awkward situation (and financial black hole), what with the grand reorganization and mass downsizing after the war, but it's not really a justification for putting their cyborgs into debt peonage, engaging in illegal arms deals, street murder, covert foreign interventions, general corruption and whatnot.
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