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6th Jun '16 9:15:40 PM AmbarSonofDeshar
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** Bask Om from ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'', [[StateSec Titans]] field commander, GeneralRipper, and all around bastard who views the war as an excuse to massacre the colonists he hates.


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* ''ComicBook/{{Superman}}'': If Zod is a classic GeneralRipper, his wife and NumberTwo (be it Ursa Post-Crisis, or Faora in the New 52) is usually portrayed as a bloodthirsty combat junkie looking to mix it up at close range. Post-Crisis she even carried a Kryptonite knife for use on her fellow Kryptonians.
17th May '16 3:31:22 AM Doug86
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-->Cpl. Joshua Ray Person, ''[[GenerationKill The Killer Elite]]''

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-->Cpl. Joshua Ray Person, ''[[GenerationKill ''[[Literature/GenerationKill The Killer Elite]]''
28th Mar '16 11:36:15 AM Tron80
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* A less villainous example would be the original ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'''s Ramba Ral. He's a pretty nice guy who none the less seems to genuinely enjoy fighting. The point is driven home quite nicely in the novelization, where instead of a soldier he's a secret service agent & bodyguard to Zeon dictator Gihren Zabi, a job he finds no pleasure in & which causes problems in his relationship with his love interest, Hamon.

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* Several examples in the Franchise/{{Gundam}} universe:
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A less villainous example would be the original ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'''s Ramba Ral. He's a pretty nice guy who none the less seems to genuinely enjoy fighting. The point is driven home quite nicely in the novelization, where instead of a soldier he's a secret service agent & bodyguard to Zeon dictator Gihren Zabi, a job he finds no pleasure in & which causes problems in his relationship with his love interest, Hamon.
23rd Feb '16 1:06:54 AM TrollBrutal
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** Kilgore is a little more complex than that. Despite his apparent bloodthirstiness he stops Vietnamese soldiers from torturing prisoners and rebukes them for it.
9th Jan '16 7:21:47 PM SantosLHalper
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[[caption-width-right:350:"You call it [[WarIsHell hell]], I call it [[ColonelBadass home]]."]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:"You call it [[WarIsHell hell]], I call it [[ColonelBadass [[BloodKnight home]]."]]
29th Dec '15 11:41:11 AM yellowturtle
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->''"Smell that? You smell that? Napalm, son. Nothing else in the world smells like that. I love the smell of napalm in the morning. You know, one time we had a hill bombed, for 12 hours. When it was all over, I walked up. We didn't find one of 'em, not one stinkin' dink body. The smell, you know that gasoline smell, the whole hill. Smelled like... Victory. Someday this war's gonna end..."''

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->''"Smell that? You smell that? Napalm, son. Nothing else in the world smells like that. I love the smell of napalm in the morning. You know, one time we had a hill bombed, for 12 hours. When it was all over, I walked up. We didn't find one of 'em, not one stinkin' dink body. The smell, you know that gasoline smell, the whole hill. Smelled like... Victory. Someday this war's gonna end..."''
22nd Dec '15 3:26:11 AM Jake
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* Tom Kratman of ''Literature/CarrerasLegions'' fame often gives the impression he ''wanted'' to be one of these, except that he never got the chance because [[SoldiersAtTheRear he never got to see combat.]]
11th Nov '15 3:03:49 PM hamza678
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* In Garth Ennis's run, especially in the miniseries ''[[ComicBook/ThePunisherMAX Punisher: Born]]'', the {{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 everthings 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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* In Garth Ennis's run, especially in the miniseries ''[[ComicBook/ThePunisherMAX Punisher: Born]]'', the {{Punisher}} 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 everthings 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.
10th Oct '15 10:28:20 AM MarcInGA
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** Kilgore is a little more complex than that. Despite his apparent bloodthirstiness he stops Vietnamese soldiers from torturing prisoners and rebukes them for it.
2nd Oct '15 11:01:15 AM FurryKef
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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 neccessarily 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 neccessarily 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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