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22nd Sep '16 6:38:49 PM nombretomado
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* Magister Hulka of the Plumber Academy in the ''Ben10UltimateAlien'' episode "Basic Training".

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* Magister Hulka of the Plumber Academy in the ''Ben10UltimateAlien'' ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'' episode "Basic Training".
17th Sep '16 6:38:16 PM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* Brooklyn T. Guy from ''WebVideo/SuperMarioLogan'' becomes this in the "Bowser Junior's Military School!" duology episodes when he serves as the sergeant of the Military School Bowser sends Junior to when Junior breaks a table with a cannonball from his old clown car. Brooklyn makes his students do push-ups whenever they talk back to him, makes them go through an obstacle course with barbed wire and land mines ten times a day, whips them with barbed wire, squirts hot sauce in their eyes, makes them clean a filthy toilet with a toothbrush, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking makes them watch]] ''Disney/BigHero6''.


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* Bluenose the Naval Tug from ''WesternAnimation/{{TUGS}}'' is this to both the Star Tugs and the Z-Stacks. In the episode, "Munitions", his obsession with military orders over common sense is what causes a fire at the loading dock that costs the lives of Big Mickey the Crane and Kraka-toa the Naval Tramper. He also [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness attempts to have Grampus blown up]] in the episode, "Regatta/4th of July", prompting the Star Tugs to save him.
* Bradford the Brake Van from the ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' [[Recap/ThomasTheTankEngineS20E5BradfordTheBrakeVan episode of the same name]] is this mostly to the Troublesome Trucks, but he also shown these tendencies towards the engine pulling him, causing his trains to run very late. Despite not being nice about railway safety, it is clear that he genuinely cares about it.
14th Sep '16 11:48:55 PM PaulA
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* Subverted in ''EndersGame''. Upon leaving for the military academy, the kids encounter a character like this, and GenreSavvy Ender assumes that it will be like in movies where the drill sergeant makes his life hell but they all become friends in the end. Instead, the sergeant character actually favors Ender tremendously, causing him to become alienated from the other cadets.

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* Subverted in ''EndersGame''.''Literature/EndersGame''. Upon leaving for the military academy, the kids encounter a character like this, and GenreSavvy Ender assumes that it will be like in movies where the drill sergeant makes his life hell but they all become friends in the end. Instead, the sergeant character actually favors Ender tremendously, causing him to become alienated from the other cadets.
7th Sep '16 7:22:27 PM Premonition45
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** In "The Heartbroke Kid", after gaining lots of weight, Bart gets sent to a fat camp run by coach Tab Spangler. One exercise the patients perform is pulling Tab on a chariot while he whips them.
-->'''Bart:''' This can't be legal!
-->'''Tab:''' It's legal enough! (''whips him'')



* Coach Krupt on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' taught nothing but "a game as old as pain itself - bombardment!" which consisted of him painfully pelting the kids with dodgeballs while yelling "BOMBARDMENT!" and no rules beyond "DUCK OR DIE!"

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** In "My Fair Laddie",
Coach Krupt on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' taught nothing but "a game as old as pain itself - bombardment!" which consisted of him painfully pelting the kids with dodgeballs while yelling "BOMBARDMENT!" and no rules beyond "DUCK OR DIE!"DIE!"
** In "The Heartbroke Kid", after gaining lots of weight, Bart gets sent to a fat camp run by coach Tab Spangler. One exercise was the patients pulling Tab on a chariot while he whips them.
-->'''Bart:''' This can't be legal!
-->'''Tab:''' It's legal enough! (''whips him'')
7th Sep '16 2:05:24 PM Premonition45
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* Parodied in (what else?) ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', where Homer has a memorable encounter with one of these:

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
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Parodied in (what else?) ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', where "Simpson Tide", as Homer has a memorable encounter with one of these:these when he enlisted in the US Navy Reserves:



** The graduation ceremony for Homer's bodyguard class featured the Sergeant telling them they were worthless maggots, but passed anyway because their cheques cleared.
** Homer met another one while in the Army ("G.I. D'oh"). The first one was in the Navy.

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** *** The graduation ceremony for Homer's bodyguard class featured the Sergeant telling them they were worthless maggots, but passed anyway because their cheques cleared.
** Homer met another one while in the Army ("G.in "G.I. D'oh"). The first one was in the Navy.D'oh".


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** In "The Heartbroke Kid", after gaining lots of weight, Bart gets sent to a fat camp run by coach Tab Spangler. One exercise the patients perform is pulling Tab on a chariot while he whips them.
-->'''Bart:''' This can't be legal!
-->'''Tab:''' It's legal enough! (''whips him'')
30th Aug '16 2:40:49 AM f
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* They're a hell of a lot higher up the chain of command than sergeant and more likely to participate in battle, but the commissars of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' take the spirit of this trope UpToEleven. Their job is to keep morale up, which in practice leads mostly to them straight-up ''executing'' people for anything from cowardice to chewing gum in formation. Their whole function is to be so scary that you aren't scared of the scary things you're fighting.

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* They're a hell of a lot higher up the chain of command than sergeant and more likely to participate in battle, but the commissars of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' assigned to penal or conscript forces take the spirit of this trope UpToEleven. Their job is to keep morale up, which in practice when dealing with poorly trained or insubordinate troops leads mostly to them straight-up ''executing'' people for anything from cowardice to chewing gum in formation. Their whole function for such units is to be so scary that you aren't scared of the scary things you're fighting.
29th Aug '16 11:23:52 PM TheWildWestPyro
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** ''Time. Out.'' There is overwhelming documented and independently verifed evidence, spanning decades if not centuries, of children in schools and orphanages run by the Catholic Church being subjected to ''sadistic'' amounts of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse. Not to mention malnutrition and denial of basic health care, as well as excessive discipline that would be considered draconian by any standards. All of this occurred while the Catholic leadership, ''up to and including the Pope,'' was fully aware of it, condoned it, and promptly bent themselves into pretzels trying to cover it up. Sure, there were schools and orphanages that were run by decent people who treated the children fairly and tried their best to do right by them, but to try and say that was the universal standard is simply ignoring the evidence.

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** ''Time. Out.'' There is now overwhelming documented and independently verifed evidence, spanning decades if not centuries, of children in schools and orphanages run by the Catholic Church being subjected to ''sadistic'' amounts of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse. Not to mention malnutrition and denial of basic health care, as well as excessive discipline that would be considered draconian by any standards. All of this occurred while the Catholic leadership, ''up to and including the Pope,'' was fully aware of it, condoned it, and promptly bent themselves into pretzels trying to cover it up. Sure, there were schools and orphanages that were run by decent people who treated the children fairly and tried their best to do right by them, but to try and say that was the universal standard is simply ignoring the evidence.
29th Aug '16 11:06:13 AM Morgenthaler
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** ''Fetch me the [Y]'' - Sometimes even more effective than the "X", the "Y" will be a piece of kit that ''does'' exist but that the British Army does not have (a sadly enormous category of things). Bonus points if you ask for it in ridiculous quantities: "Go to the armory and bring me five [=G36s=]", or "bring me the base EOD kit" (EOD kits aren't stored for recruits to just sign out and are so heavy that this task would require multiple trips by a very tired recruit). Bonus bonus points if it something ''other'' British services or Allies on the same base have, as this will usually entail the unfortunate recruit asking perplexed and irritated matelots, airmen, or, better yet, [[SemperFi Gunnery Sergeants]] and ''[[WeAreNotTheWehrmacht Stabsunteroffizieren]]'' for an item they have precious little of themselves.

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** ''Fetch me the [Y]'' - Sometimes even more effective than the "X", the "Y" will be a piece of kit that ''does'' exist but that the British Army does not have (a sadly enormous category of things). Bonus points if you ask for it in ridiculous quantities: "Go to the armory and bring me five [=G36s=]", or "bring me the base EOD kit" (EOD kits aren't stored for recruits to just sign out and are so heavy that this task would require multiple trips by a very tired recruit). Bonus bonus points if it something ''other'' British services or Allies on the same base have, as this will usually entail the unfortunate recruit asking perplexed and irritated matelots, airmen, or, better yet, [[SemperFi Gunnery Sergeants]] and ''[[WeAreNotTheWehrmacht ''[[UsefulNotes/WeAreNotTheWehrmacht Stabsunteroffizieren]]'' for an item they have precious little of themselves.
28th Aug '16 11:07:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the novels by Creator/SvenHassel, the [[NazisWithGnarlyWeapons Wehrmacht]] drill sergeants are portrayed as sadistic loudmouths, more interested in breaking men than turning them into good soldiers.

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* In the novels by Creator/SvenHassel, the [[NazisWithGnarlyWeapons [[UsefulNotes/NazisWithGnarlyWeapons Wehrmacht]] drill sergeants are portrayed as sadistic loudmouths, more interested in breaking men than turning them into good soldiers.
18th Aug '16 8:50:13 PM PaulA
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* MilesVorkosigan is commanded by the psychotic Metzov early in his career in ''The Vor Game''.

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* MilesVorkosigan Miles Vorkosigan is commanded by the psychotic Metzov early in his career in ''The Vor Game''.''Literature/TheVorGame''.
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