History Main / DrillSergeantNasty

7th Aug '17 4:25:08 AM jamespolk
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* Perhaps the granddaddy of all film characterizations of this trope is Lon Chaney, Sr.'s Sergeant O'Hara in the silent film ''Tell It to the Marines'' (1927). Beneath his tough-as-nails exterior, however, lies a HiddenHeartOfGold.

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* Perhaps the granddaddy of all film characterizations of this trope is Lon Chaney, Sr.'s Sergeant O'Hara in the silent film ''Tell It to the Marines'' ''Film/TellItToTheMarines'' (1927). Beneath his tough-as-nails exterior, however, lies a HiddenHeartOfGold.
29th Jul '17 5:59:02 AM Andyroid
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** In ''Discworld/UnseenAcademicals'', the late sports-master of Unseen University, Evans the Striped, was apparently like this, judging by the behavior of anyone blowing on his possessed whistle. Said behavior includes threatening to make anyone who didn't bring his uniform play in his underpants, or insisting that running about in the sleet and rain builds character.

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** In ''Discworld/UnseenAcademicals'', the late sports-master of Unseen University, Evans the Striped, was apparently like this, judging by the behavior of anyone blowing on his possessed whistle. Said behavior includes threatening to make anyone who didn't bring his uniform play in his underpants, or insisting that [[MiseryBuildsCharacter running about in the sleet and rain builds character.character]].


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* In ''Miss Nelson Has a Field Day'', Miss Nelson makes use of her [[SternTeacher Viola Swamp]] persona to whip the school's football team into shape in time for the big game.
27th Jul '17 12:59:39 PM kuchiki222
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* ''VideoGame/MetalGear2SolidSnake'' has McDonell Benedict Miller acting a drill sergeant for FOXHOUND, and it is heavily implied in his bio that he is quite strict and harsh with his trainees, what, with his nickname "Hell Master" and all that. ''Metal Gear Online'' also has some of the trainers for various soldiers in training ops behaving in a somewhat similar manner to drill sergeants. In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'', it turns out that the Militaires Sans Frontieres has their own Drill Sergeant, and just like the trope, he is quite sharp-tongued, and is even willing to sarcastically suggest that the trainees commit suicide immediately if they simply stand around like an idiot when an enemy is nearby to drive home the importance of changing positions. He's even like this to Big Boss when he participates in the training regimens, although the overall tone indicates more respect than usual.

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* ''VideoGame/MetalGear2SolidSnake'' has McDonell Benedict Miller acting a drill sergeant for FOXHOUND, and it is heavily implied in his bio that he is quite strict and harsh with his trainees, what, with his nickname "Hell Master" and all that. ''Metal Gear Online'' also has some of the trainers for various soldiers in training ops behaving in a somewhat similar manner to drill sergeants. In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'', it turns out that the Militaires Sans Frontieres has their own Drill Sergeant, and just like the trope, he is quite sharp-tongued, and is even willing to sarcastically suggest that the trainees commit suicide immediately if they simply stand around like an idiot when an enemy is nearby to drive home the importance of changing positions. He's even like this to Big Boss when he participates in the training regimens, although the overall tone indicates more respect than usual.[[spoiler:It's heavily implied that this sergeant will go on to become Venom Snake.]]
26th Jul '17 4:06:30 AM ClintEastwood
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** Although not a drill sergeant, Queeg from the episode of the same name is exactly this sort of character.
** And Rimmer himself takes on the role with great relish (in "Meltdown") -- mostly parodying ''Film/FullMetalJacket'' -- when training various historical figures. Saint Francis of Assisi is told there's "only two kinds from Assisi" (you know the rest of the line), Jean-Paul Sartre gets "Well, Sartre, we don't like existentialists around here, and we certainly don't like French philosophers poncing around in their black polo necks filling everyone's heads with their theories about the bleakness of existence and absurdity of the cosmos, clear?", and there's an inevitable "Get on the floor and give me 50!" directed at Gandhi.

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** Although not a drill sergeant, [[Recap/RedDwarfSeasonIIQueeg Queeg from the episode of the same name name]] is exactly this sort of character.
** And Rimmer himself takes on the role with great relish (in "Meltdown") "[[Recap/RedDwarfSeasonIVMeltdown Meltdown]]") -- mostly parodying ''Film/FullMetalJacket'' -- when training various historical figures. Saint Francis of Assisi is told there's "only two kinds from Assisi" (you know the rest of the line), Jean-Paul Sartre gets "Well, Sartre, we don't like existentialists around here, and we certainly don't like French philosophers poncing around in their black polo necks filling everyone's heads with their theories about the bleakness of existence and absurdity of the cosmos, clear?", and there's an inevitable "Get on the floor and give me 50!" directed at Gandhi.
9th Jul '17 2:03:34 AM FurryKef
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* Professionally nasty sergeants aren't a common occurence in the Russian Army, because it only recently started to break out of the Soviet "skeleton crew of professional [=NCOs=], a lot of ersatz [=NCOs=] made from promoted conscripts" mold. Amateurishly and often harmfully nasty sergeants, on the other hand, were a common occurence not long ago. The real Soviet equivalent of this trope was the warrant officer (praporschik), who was often put in a drill instructor role. A stock plot in Russian humor is dialogue between a Warrant Officer Nasty and a smart-ass conscripted student. In 50% of the jokes, the praporschik gets comically medieval on the ex-student; in the other half, the student outwits the preporschik.

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* Professionally nasty sergeants aren't a common occurence occurrence in the Russian Army, because it only recently started to break out of the Soviet "skeleton crew of professional [=NCOs=], a lot of ersatz [=NCOs=] made from promoted conscripts" mold. Amateurishly and often harmfully nasty sergeants, on the other hand, were a common occurence occurrence not long ago. The real Soviet equivalent of this trope was the warrant officer (praporschik), who was often put in a drill instructor role. A stock plot in Russian humor is dialogue between a Warrant Officer Nasty and a smart-ass conscripted student. In 50% of the jokes, the praporschik gets comically medieval on the ex-student; in the other half, the student outwits the preporschik.



** In one infamous incident, Ferguson kicked a loose football boot right across the dressing room, in a towering rage. It hit golden boy David Beckham full in the face, casing cuts and bruising. While Beckham shrugged it off as one of those things - at least in public - he left the club soon afterwards "by mutual consent".

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** In one infamous incident, Ferguson kicked a loose football boot right across the dressing room, in a towering rage. It hit golden boy David Beckham full in the face, casing causing cuts and bruising. While Beckham shrugged it off as one of those things - at least in public - he left the club soon afterwards "by mutual consent".
9th Jul '17 1:22:51 AM FurryKef
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*** NotAlwaysWorking gives us [[http://notalwaysworking.com/an-exhaust-ing-errand/39049 this]] story from Germany. Not only does the DI send two recruits for a piece of equipment that weighs over 250 lbs. (which they then carried 700 meters), he then berates them for bringing the "small" one.

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*** NotAlwaysWorking gives us [[http://notalwaysworking.com/an-exhaust-ing-errand/39049 [[https://notalwaysright.com/an-exhaust-ing-errand/62485/ this]] story from Germany. Not only does the DI send two recruits for a piece of equipment that weighs over 250 lbs. (which they then carried 700 meters), he then berates them for bringing the "small" one.
2nd Jul '17 9:50:18 AM DaibhidC
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* In ''Discworld/UnseenAcademicals'', the late sports-master of Unseen University, [[StealthVisualPun Evans the Striped]], was apparently like this, judging by the behavior of anyone blowing on his possessed whistle. Said behavior includes threatening to make anyone who didn't bring his uniform play in his underpants, or insisting that running about in the sleet and rain builds character.

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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
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In ''Discworld/UnseenAcademicals'', the late sports-master of Unseen University, [[StealthVisualPun Evans the Striped]], Striped, was apparently like this, judging by the behavior of anyone blowing on his possessed whistle. Said behavior includes threatening to make anyone who didn't bring his uniform play in his underpants, or insisting that running about in the sleet and rain builds character.character.
** The sports mistress at the Quirm College for Young Ladies in ''Discworld/SoulMusic'' is Iron Lily, who is rumoured to lift weights with her teeth and who runs down the touchline screaming "Get some ball, you bunch of soft nellies!" When Susan meets a Vakyrie, she's struck by the resemblance.
1st Jul '17 10:46:31 AM Piterpicher
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** Weirdly, his "breaking in the recruits" routine is considered one of the series biggest [[Funny/AttackOnTitan CMOF]]'s because of how [[LargeHam hilariously over the top]] he is (voiced exceptionally well by PatrickSeitz in the dub); particularly when he caught [[BigEater Sasha]] munching on a potato during initiation.

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** Weirdly, his "breaking in the recruits" routine is considered one of the series biggest [[Funny/AttackOnTitan CMOF]]'s because of how [[LargeHam hilariously over the top]] he is (voiced exceptionally well by PatrickSeitz Creator/PatrickSeitz in the dub); particularly when he caught [[BigEater Sasha]] munching on a potato during initiation.
7th Jun '17 1:16:55 PM Gamermaster
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* Nanoha of ''[[LyricalNanoha Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha]]'' is a SergeantRock, strict, yet fair and ultimately caring for the growth of the NewMeat. Since this doesn't make for much comedy however, the FanWebComic by ''[[http://www.q-ice.com/comic/nanoha/index.htm Q-Ice]]'' [[http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/3195/nano060tr.jpg turned her into a classic Drill Sergeant Nasty]].

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* Nanoha of ''[[LyricalNanoha ''[[Franchise/LyricalNanoha Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha]]'' is a SergeantRock, strict, yet fair and ultimately caring for the growth of the NewMeat. Since this doesn't make for much comedy however, the FanWebComic by ''[[http://www.q-ice.com/comic/nanoha/index.htm Q-Ice]]'' [[http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/3195/nano060tr.jpg turned her into a classic Drill Sergeant Nasty]].
3rd Jun '17 10:12:08 AM nombretomado
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* Gunnery Sergeant Bardue, at the SuperHeroSchool Whateley Academy in the ''WhateleyUniverse''. He's retired military, an imposing black man in his sixties, and perfectly willing to become Drill Sergeant Nasty if it's required to get the point across to the superpowered mutants he's training.

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* Gunnery Sergeant Bardue, at the SuperHeroSchool Whateley Academy in the ''WhateleyUniverse''.''Literature/WhateleyUniverse''. He's retired military, an imposing black man in his sixties, and perfectly willing to become Drill Sergeant Nasty if it's required to get the point across to the superpowered mutants he's training.
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