History Main / ColonelKilgore

28th Apr '17 4:55:55 PM DeeDee1
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This trope is the intersection of BloodKnight with ColonelBadass. Not necessarily TheNeidermeyer (who is hated by his subordinates), and usually not a GeneralRipper (who's paranoid and crazy), nor a SociopathicSoldier (who doesn't necessarily enjoy war). Not necessarily mean to the troops or totally obsessed, just someone who enjoys the war a bit too much. Any commanding officer from a {{Proud Warrior Race|Guy}} will automatically be this trope; just expect the words "honor in battle" to be thrown around a lot more. See also ItAmusedMe and BloodKnight.

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This trope is the intersection of BloodKnight with ColonelBadass. Not necessarily TheNeidermeyer (who is hated by his subordinates), and usually not a GeneralRipper (who's paranoid and crazy), nor a SociopathicSoldier (who doesn't necessarily enjoy war). Not necessarily mean to the troops or totally obsessed, just someone who enjoys the war a bit too much. They also tend to be very good at combat. Any commanding officer from a {{Proud Warrior Race|Guy}} will automatically be this trope; just expect the words "honor in battle" to be thrown around a lot more. See also ItAmusedMe and BloodKnight.
22nd Apr '17 3:58:18 AM erforce
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* In Garth Ennis's run, especially in the miniseries ''[[ComicBook/ThePunisherMAX Punisher: Born]]'', the ComicBook/{{Punisher}} is said to enjoy violence. In ''Born'', Castle [[TheUriahGambit tricks a general threatening to close down his firebase into standing in a sniper's view]], is said by the narrator to be in love with combat, and apparently "talked" to with a supernatural force which claims that Castle wants battle and urges him to take a deal that will make his war last forever. When everything's falling apart and castle is surrounded by VC, he agrees to the deal. Only afterwards is it revealed that the price of survival and continuing war is his family.

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* ''ComicBook/ThePunisher''
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In Garth Ennis's Creator/GarthEnnis's run, especially in the miniseries ''[[ComicBook/ThePunisherMAX Punisher: Born]]'', the ComicBook/{{Punisher}} ''ComicBook/ThePunisherBorn'', Frank Castle is said to enjoy violence. In ''Born'', Castle [[TheUriahGambit tricks a general threatening to close down his firebase into standing in a sniper's view]], is said by the narrator to be in love with combat, and apparently "talked" to with a supernatural force which claims that Castle wants battle and urges him to take a deal that will make his war last forever. When everything's falling apart and castle is surrounded by VC, he agrees to the deal. Only afterwards is it revealed that the price of survival and continuing war is his family.



** ''ComicBook/FuryMax'' has Col. Rudi Gagarin.

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** %%* ''ComicBook/FuryMax'' has Col. Rudi Gagarin.
17th Feb '17 10:21:43 PM GahmahRaan
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* Referenced as a weapon in ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'', a pair of twin Rocket Launchers are named Lt. Col. Kilgore.

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* Referenced as a weapon in ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'', a pair of twin Rocket Launchers are named Lt. Col. Kilgore.Kilgore and are stated to have the Colonel's soul put inside them.
8th Jan '17 5:46:56 AM ACW
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**''ComicBook/FuryMax'' has Col. Rudi Gagarin.
7th Dec '16 4:51:15 PM DustSnitch
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* Lieutenant-Colonel [[BadAss Jack Churchill]] allegedly declared following VJ day that "If it wasn't for those damn Yanks, we could have kept the war going another 10 years!"

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* Lieutenant-Colonel [[BadAss Jack Churchill]] Churchill allegedly declared following VJ day that "If it wasn't for those damn Yanks, we could have kept the war going another 10 years!"
5th Dec '16 12:42:29 PM Morgenthaler
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* Shan Yu, leader of the invading Hun army of ''Disney/{{Mulan}}''.
-->'''Shan Yu''': This doll came from a village in the Tung Show Pass, where the Imperial Army is waiting.\\
'''Hun Archer''': We can avoid them easily.\\
'''Shan Yu''': No. The quickest way to the emperor is through that pass. Besides, the little girl will be missing her doll. [[WouldHurtAChild We should return it to her.]]
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* Shan Yu, leader of the invading Hun army of ''Disney/{{Mulan}}''.
-->'''Shan Yu''': This doll came from a village in the Tung Show Pass, where the Imperial Army is waiting.\\
'''Hun Archer''': We can avoid them easily.\\
'''Shan Yu''': No. The quickest way to the emperor is through that pass. Besides, the little girl will be missing her doll. [[WouldHurtAChild We should return it to her.]]
5th Dec '16 12:02:19 PM Morgenthaler
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* [[InformedAbility According to his bio]], Bill in ''VideoGame/Left4Dead''. He's overall a good guy, but suffered from aimlessness and general resentment of his retired life until the ZombieApocalypse hit, at which point he became the ''de facto'' leader of a group of survivors with no military training and helped them become {{Badass}}.

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* [[InformedAbility According to his bio]], Bill in ''VideoGame/Left4Dead''. He's overall a good guy, but suffered from aimlessness and general resentment of his retired life until the ZombieApocalypse hit, at which point he became the ''de facto'' leader of a group of survivors with no military training and helped them become {{Badass}}.badass.
14th Nov '16 12:54:34 AM AgProv
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* In the ''Literature/[=McAuslan=] series, Creator/GeorgeMacDonaldFraser's AuthorAvatar, Lieutenant Dand McNeill, has a milder and more thoughtful version of this. Offered the chance of turning his war-service only commission into a regular Army career, he seriously considers this but turns it down out of an aversion to peacetime service. His stated reason is that the British Army in wartime was worthwhile because the ceremonial, spit and polish and general bullshit aspects were set aside as things nobody had that much time or inclination for. What he describes as the relaxed, happy-go-lucky attitude of wartime service was dissappearing fast, as the generation of war-service-only officers he felt a kinship with were demobilising, leaving only the more austere "Sandhurst-and-by-the-book" types who would manage an Army in peacetime. He compares the two Colonels, the outgoing villainous type who led the regiment by his own rules in war and immediately afterwards, against the stiffer, more formal, new man who would manage it in peacetime. Then decides the Army is no longer for him and tears up the application forms.

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* In the ''Literature/[=McAuslan=] ''Literature/[=McAuslan=]'' series, Creator/GeorgeMacDonaldFraser's AuthorAvatar, Lieutenant Dand McNeill, [=McNeill=], has a milder and more thoughtful version of this. Offered the chance of turning his war-service only commission into a regular Army career, he seriously considers this but turns it down out of an aversion to peacetime service. His stated reason is that the British Army in wartime was worthwhile because the ceremonial, spit and polish and general bullshit aspects were set aside as things nobody had that much time or inclination for. What he describes as the relaxed, happy-go-lucky attitude of wartime service was dissappearing fast, as the generation of war-service-only officers he felt a kinship with were demobilising, leaving only the more austere "Sandhurst-and-by-the-book" types who would manage an Army in peacetime. He compares the two Colonels, the outgoing villainous type who led the regiment by his own rules in war and immediately afterwards, against the stiffer, more formal, new man who would manage it in peacetime. Then decides the Army is no longer for him and tears up the application forms.
14th Nov '16 12:52:46 AM AgProv
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* In the ''Literature/[=McAuslan=] series, Creator/GeorgeMacDonaldFraser's AuthorAvatar, Lieutenant Dand McNeill, has a milder and more thoughtful version of this. Offered the chance of turning his war-service only commission into a regular Army career, he seriously considers this but turns it down out of an aversion to peacetime service. His stated reason is that the British Army in wartime was worthwhile because the ceremonial, spit and polish and general bullshit aspects were set aside as things nobody had that much time or inclination for. What he describes as the relaxed, happy-go-lucky attitude of wartime service was dissappearing fast, as the generation of war-service-only officers he felt a kinship with were demobilising, leaving only the more austere "Sandhurst-and-by-the-book" types who would manage an Army in peacetime. He compares the two Colonels, the outgoing villainous type who led the regiment by his own rules in war and immediately afterwards, against the stiffer, more formal, new man who would manage it in peacetime. Then decides the Army is no longer for him and tears up the application forms.
27th Oct '16 1:28:23 PM TrollBrutal
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* The TropeNamer is Colonel Kilgore from ''Film/ApocalypseNow''. He's introduced casually StrollingThroughTheChaos of a vicious battle. He later speaks poetically about his love of napalm, which "smells like victory." He seems to share equal enthusiasm for combat as he does for his hobby, surfing. He attempts to indulge both pastimes at once, ordering his men to surf in a warzone despite their discomfort (and the bullets whizzing past them into the water). He looks downright '''sad''' when he says to Captain Willard and Private Lance that, "someday this war is gonna end." Kilgore loves war as much as he loves life itself.

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* The TropeNamer is Colonel Kilgore from ''Film/ApocalypseNow''.''Film/ApocalypseNow'', the ludicrously badass commander of an Air Cavalry regiment. He's introduced casually StrollingThroughTheChaos of a vicious battle. He later speaks poetically about his love of napalm, which "smells like victory." He seems to share equal enthusiasm for combat as he does for his hobby, surfing. He attempts to indulge both pastimes at once, ordering his men to surf in a warzone despite their discomfort (and the bullets whizzing past them into the water). He looks downright '''sad''' when he says to Captain Willard and Private Lance that, "someday this war is gonna end." Kilgore loves war as much as he loves life itself.
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