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24th Aug '16 1:51:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* The ''Literature/VillageTales'' series is, after all, set in Wiltshire. Home of the British Army. It's stuffed full of more-or-less RetiredBadass sorts. (One local curate won the Military Cross, and can ''glare'' wrongdoers into repentance; the local duke is a decorated former Intelligence Corps officer you don't want to cross; the local Headmaster, whose school is markedly free of discipline issues, ahem, was a subaltern of 1 PARA; the landlord of [[MyLocal the pub]], where there is never a BarBrawl for some reason, served in the Falklands; the only social housing in the district was built for [[spoiler: retired [[NepaliWithNastyKnives ''Gurkhas'']]]]....) Good luck finding a father or father figure of the right age who ''didn't'' serve in HM Forces.

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* The ''Literature/VillageTales'' series is, after all, set in Wiltshire. Home of the British Army. It's stuffed full of more-or-less RetiredBadass sorts. (One local curate won the Military Cross, and can ''glare'' wrongdoers into repentance; the local duke is a decorated former Intelligence Corps officer you don't want to cross; the local Headmaster, whose school is markedly free of discipline issues, ahem, was a subaltern of 1 PARA; the landlord of [[MyLocal the pub]], where there is never a BarBrawl for some reason, served in the Falklands; the only social housing in the district was built for [[spoiler: retired [[NepaliWithNastyKnives [[UsefulNotes/NepaliWithNastyKnives ''Gurkhas'']]]]....) Good luck finding a father or father figure of the right age who ''didn't'' serve in HM Forces.
12th Aug '16 8:19:19 PM nombretomado
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* The music video of Music/TwistedSister's "We're Not Gonna Take It" featured MarkMetcalf essentially playing [[AnimalHouse Neidermeyer-turned-father]], who runs his house like a disciplined army, and carried an M16, and is just disgusted at his worthless, weak son's choice to play ''that sick, twisted, electric TWANGER'' (a guitar).

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* The music video of Music/TwistedSister's "We're Not Gonna Take It" featured MarkMetcalf Creator/MarkMetcalf essentially playing [[AnimalHouse [[Film/AnimalHouse Neidermeyer-turned-father]], who runs his house like a disciplined army, and carried an M16, and is just disgusted at his worthless, weak son's choice to play ''that sick, twisted, electric TWANGER'' (a guitar).
15th Jul '16 10:05:41 AM TimberRidge
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* The ''Literature/VillageTales'' series is, after all, set in Wiltshire. Home of the British Army. It's stuffed full of more-or-less RetiredBadass sorts. (One local curate won the Military Cross, and can ''glare'' wrongdoers into repentance; the local duke is a decorated former Intelligence Corps officer you don't want to cross; the local Headmaster, whose school is markedly free of discipline issues, ahem, was a subaltern of 1 PARA; the landlord of [[MyLocal the pub]], where there is never a BarBrawl for some reason, served in the Falklands; the only social housing in the district was built for [[spoiler: retired [[NepaliWithNastyKnives ''Gurkhas'']]]]....) Good luck finding a father or father figure of the right age who ''didn't'' serve in HM Forces.
11th Jul '16 7:05:19 PM TitoMosquito
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This was a JustifiedTrope not too long ago for American families, given the almost back-to-back nature of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/TheKoreanWar, and UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar. Sometimes a fictitious GreatOffscreenWar is used when the parental characters would have been too young to have participated in any of the actual wars, depending on the current PresentDay. Given the ongoing WarOnTerror, one can expect this trope to [[CyclicTrope come back into prominence]]. It shows up quite often when the plotline involves TheGenerationGap.

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This was a JustifiedTrope not too long ago for American families, given the almost back-to-back nature of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/TheKoreanWar, and UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar. Sometimes a fictitious GreatOffscreenWar is used when the parental characters would have been too young to have participated in any of the actual aforementioned wars, depending on the current PresentDay. Given the ongoing WarOnTerror, one can expect this trope to [[CyclicTrope come back into prominence]]. It shows up quite often when the plotline involves TheGenerationGap.
11th Jul '16 7:04:10 PM TitoMosquito
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This was a JustifiedTrope not too long ago for American families, given the almost back-to-back nature of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/TheKoreanWar, and UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar. Given the ongoing WarOnTerror, one can expect this trope to [[CyclicTrope come back into prominence]]. It shows up quite often when the plotline involves TheGenerationGap.

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This was a JustifiedTrope not too long ago for American families, given the almost back-to-back nature of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/TheKoreanWar, and UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar. Sometimes a fictitious GreatOffscreenWar is used when the parental characters would have been too young to have participated in any of the actual wars, depending on the current PresentDay. Given the ongoing WarOnTerror, one can expect this trope to [[CyclicTrope come back into prominence]]. It shows up quite often when the plotline involves TheGenerationGap.
22nd Jun '16 7:59:39 AM Dravencour
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* The male Sole Survivor from ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' is a veteran of the Sino-American war, who is married to a beautiful lawyer with a year-old son named Shaun. Then the bombs start falling.
20th Jun '16 1:58:42 PM Hyrin
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* In ''December Stillness'' Kelly's father is revealed to be a Vietnam Veteran, contrasting with Mr. Weems as he has adapted to life after the war much better than the other.
7th Jun '16 4:00:09 PM Doug86
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31st May '16 6:44:57 PM eroock
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->''Dad! No one wants to hear your stupid Vietnam stories!''

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->''Dad! ->''"Dad! No one wants to hear your stupid Vietnam stories!''stories!"''
9th May '16 2:46:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* Betty Ross of ''TheIncredibleHulk''

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* Betty Ross of ''TheIncredibleHulk''''ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk''



* In ''SecondhandLions'' during Hub [=McCann's=] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Crowning Badass Speech of Asskicking]], when he single-handedly takes down the greasers who invade the diner, he rather pointedly mentions that he is a veteran:

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* In ''SecondhandLions'' ''Film/SecondhandLions'' during Hub [=McCann's=] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Crowning Badass Speech of Asskicking]], when he single-handedly takes down the greasers who invade the diner, he rather pointedly mentions that he is a veteran:



* In ''{{Juno}}'', Juno's dad blatantly states that he's a war veteran. The precise war is never quite pinned down.

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* In ''{{Juno}}'', ''Film/{{Juno}}'', Juno's dad blatantly states that he's a war veteran. The precise war is never quite pinned down.



* Played with in ''Literature/WarHorse'', where it isn't quite the trope it'd be in a post-Great War setting. Mr. Narracott is shown as having fought in the Boer War, and it's hardened him somewhat, but not in a [[BadAss positive sense]]. He [[ShellShockedVeteran refuses to talk about what he did or even acknowledge his medals and regimental pennant]]. His wife explains the situation to Albie, his gentle and somewhat simple-minded son, but it doesn't keep him from attempting to enlist in World War One at the first opportunity.

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* Played with in ''Literature/WarHorse'', ''Film/WarHorse'', where it isn't quite the trope it'd be in a post-Great War setting. Mr. Narracott is shown as having fought in the Boer War, and it's hardened him somewhat, but not in a [[BadAss positive sense]]. He [[ShellShockedVeteran refuses to talk about what he did or even acknowledge his medals and regimental pennant]]. His wife explains the situation to Albie, his gentle and somewhat simple-minded son, but it doesn't keep him from attempting to enlist in World War One at the first opportunity.



* On ''{{Daria}},'' Jake has a HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood about his father, "Mad Dog" Morgendorffer, and his nasty parenting techniques. It culminated in Jake spending his teen years in an equally-unpleasant military school, so he has a smidge of this trope himself.

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* On ''{{Daria}},'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}},'' Jake has a HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood about his father, "Mad Dog" Morgendorffer, and his nasty parenting techniques. It culminated in Jake spending his teen years in an equally-unpleasant military school, so he has a smidge of this trope himself.
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