History Main / ArmiesAreEvil

6th Nov '17 12:57:39 AM Luppercus
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* The Military that took [[spoiler:the apes as slaves]] in ''Film/WarForThePlanetOfTheApes'' lead by the SociopathicSoldier of the Colonel. The movie has been compare to films like ''Film/ApocalypseNow'' and ''Film/BridgeOnTheRiverKwai'' due to this. The great performances of Creator/AndySerkis and Creator/WoodyHarrelson certainly helped.

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* The Military that took [[spoiler:the apes as slaves]] in ''Film/WarForThePlanetOfTheApes'' lead by the SociopathicSoldier of the Colonel. The movie has been compare to films like ''Film/ApocalypseNow'' and ''Film/BridgeOnTheRiverKwai'' ''Film/TheBridgeOnTheRiverKwai'' due to this. The great performances of Creator/AndySerkis and Creator/WoodyHarrelson certainly helped.
6th Nov '17 12:56:48 AM Luppercus
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* The Military that took [[spoiler:the apes as slaves]] in ''Film/WarForThePlanetOfTheApes'' lead by the SociopathicSoldier of the Colonel. The movie has been compare to films like ''Film/ApocalypseNow'' and ''Film/BridgeOnTheRiverKwai'' due to this. The great performances of Creator/AndySerkis and Creator/WoodyHarrelson certainly helped.
11th Oct '17 4:11:20 PM Theriocephalus
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Note: this trope is ''not'' when a heroic army is struggling against an obviously evil one (like, respectively, most UsefulNotes/WorldWarII stories that pit the Allies against the Axis), but rather when the military as an institution (regardless of factional allegiance) is portrayed in a negative light.

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Note: this trope is ''not'' when a heroic army is struggling against an obviously evil one (like, respectively, for instance, most UsefulNotes/WorldWarII stories that pit the Allies against the Axis), but rather when the military as an institution (regardless of factional allegiance) is portrayed in a negative light.
10th Oct '17 4:42:03 PM AgentS7
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* ''Literature/SlaughterhouseFive'' contains a depiction of a strawman general espousing the bombing of Dresden as a victory of military planning and ingenuity. This also seems to be Kurt Vonnegut's understanding of the military in general.

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* ''Literature/SlaughterhouseFive'' contains a depiction of a strawman general espousing the bombing of Dresden as a victory of military planning and ingenuity. This also seems to be Kurt Vonnegut's understanding opinion of the military in general.
23rd Sep '17 9:15:26 PM SpinAttaxx
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* The Red Ribbon Army in ''Manga/DragonBall''. They want to TakeOverTheWorld, and every one of their officers is an amoral killer at best and a cackling monster at worst. The RRA arent part of a nation though, and appear to be more like a splinter militia, but the Trope still applies.

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* ''Franchise/DragonBall'':
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The Red Ribbon Army is stated to be the most powerful army on the planet (with even the rest of the world's armies paling in ''Manga/DragonBall''. They comparison), and want to TakeOverTheWorld, and every TakeOverTheWorld. Every one of their officers is an amoral killer at best and a cackling monster at worst. The RRA arent part of a nation though, Their villainy ''is'' lessened somewhat by how eccentric and appear to be incompetent said officers can be, though.
** Then there's the Frieza Force, who are effectively the Red Ribbon Army on a cosmic scale, and with several
more like a splinter militia, levels of competence. Controlling 70% of the universe unopposed, the leaders and generals are not only remorseless killers, but among the Trope still applies.strongest fighters in the universe.
13th Sep '17 9:22:39 PM Frankencastle
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** ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'' meanwhile shows that [[GrayAndGrayMorality everyone is dipping into some questionable moral activity]], even Section 9 from time to time. But playing this trope straight is the army of the [[{{Eagleland}} American]] [[DividedStatesOfAmerica Empire]], developers of Project Sunrise. Project Sunrise involved soldiers getting friendly with local populations in a warzone only to [[RapePillageAndBurn kill the women and children]] [[BodyHorror in the most horrific ways possible]] to break enemy combatants into surrender. Naturally, this made the soldiers participating in this psychologically unstable, and one of them ends up in Japan. The [[CIAEvilFBIGood CIA]] agents who join with Section 9 to track him down prove to be utterly unrepentant about the Company's involvement in turning one of their own into a sadistic serial killer.
10th Sep '17 3:49:26 AM Wooboo
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* Earthgov in the ''Franchise/DeadSpace'' series tends to lean towards this and MilitariesAreUseless. Pretty much every time they get involved, they try to kill Isaac Clarke or his allies and proceed to actively make the situation ''worse.'' The only real aversion in this is John Carver in ''VideoGame/DeadSpace3'' who proves to be a stalwart ally despite some initial (and understandable) friction between him and Isaac.
10th Sep '17 3:25:05 AM Wooboo
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** ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'' meanwhile shows that [[GrayAndGrayMorality everyone is dipping into some questionable moral activity]], even Section 9 from time to time. But playing this trope straight is the army of the [[{{Eagleland}} American]] [[DividedStatesOfAmerica Empire]], developers of Project Sunrise. Project Sunrise involved soldiers getting friendly with local populations in a warzone only to [[RapePillageAndBurn kill the women and children]] [[BodyHorror in the most horrific ways possible]] to break enemy combatants into surrender. Naturally, this made the soldiers participating in this psychologically unstable, and one of them ends up in Japan. The [[CIAEvilFBIGood CIA]] agents who join with Section 9 to track him down prove to be utterly unrepentant about the Company's involvement in turning one of their own into a sadistic serial killer.
20th Aug '17 9:14:06 PM marcoasalazarm
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* Played with in ''Film/{{Chappie}}''. Tetravaal, a PrivateMilitaryContractor is largely neutral, and the South African paramilitary police force doesn't want Moore's overly destructive robot, instead being happy to rely on the multi-purpose Scouts. [[BigBad Vincent Moore]] however, is an AxCrazy ex-Special Forces operator, who carries a gun to work.

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* Played with in ''Film/{{Chappie}}''. Tetravaal, a PrivateMilitaryContractor is largely neutral, and the South African paramilitary police force doesn't want Moore's overly destructive robot, instead being happy to rely on the multi-purpose Scouts. [[BigBad Vincent Moore]] however, is an AxCrazy ex-Special Forces operator, who carries a gun to work.work and causes the worst crime spree riot that South Africa has ever seen (by shutting down the Scouts) so he can force people to accept his idea to demonstrate what his robot can do.
20th Aug '17 8:37:51 PM Discar
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': Under Creator/RussellTDavies, and spinoffs ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' and ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'' (also both under RTD) occasionally veered into this, particularly in Torchwood such as in the Children of Earth miniseries where they were depicted rounding up children to be fed to alien drug dealers. The level of demonisation was usually tied with the level of Anvilicious political messages. However In most of their appearances the British (and UNIT) military forces are depicted fairly positively either aiding the Doctor or combating the various alien incursions.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': Under Creator/RussellTDavies, and spinoffs ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' and ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'' (also both under RTD) occasionally veered into this, particularly in Torchwood such as in the Children of Earth miniseries where they were depicted rounding up children to be fed to alien drug dealers. The level of demonisation was usually tied with the level of Anvilicious political messages. However In However, in most of their appearances the British (and UNIT) military forces are depicted fairly positively either aiding the Doctor or combating the various alien incursions.incursions. It's implied that the Doctor has grown to hate soldiers due to his own actions during the Time War, and he is proven wrong about soldiers more than he is proven right.
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