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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.
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.
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