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30th Sep '17 8:06:53 PM Commander_Ysenir
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* In the current wars in the Middle East, insurgents are referred to as hajis, ragheads, sand niggers or dune coons by US armed forces.

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* In the current wars in the Middle East, insurgents are referred to as hajis, ragheads, [[ButYouScrewOneGoat goatfuckers]], sand niggers or dune coons by US armed forces.
17th Sep '17 2:05:28 AM SeptimusHeap
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* In ArmA 3, the NATO troops on Altis and Stratis derogatively refer to the local armed forces, the AAF, as 'Greenbacks'. This doesn't help [[spoiler: when the AAF turn around and actively engage NATO forces on Stratis in an effort to push them off the island.]]

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* In ArmA 3, ''VideoGame/ArmA 3'', the NATO troops on Altis and Stratis derogatively refer to the local armed forces, the AAF, as 'Greenbacks'. This doesn't help [[spoiler: when the AAF turn around and actively engage NATO forces on Stratis in an effort to push them off the island.]]
16th Sep '17 5:14:30 PM nombretomado
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* Among the YanksWithTanks, the Army (and to the lesser extent the Airforce) would prefer this trope be named "Nicknaming The Adversary". Only the Navy is refereed to as [[InterserviceRivalry "The Enemy".]]

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* Among the YanksWithTanks, UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks, the Army (and to the lesser extent the Airforce) would prefer this trope be named "Nicknaming The Adversary". Only the Navy is refereed to as [[InterserviceRivalry "The Enemy".]]
25th Aug '17 6:33:56 PM nombretomado
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* During the Afghan War in the USSR, and the Chechen War in TheNewRussia, ''dukh'' ("spirit") or "shaytan" (Islamic devil) was used as the Russian equivalent for "haji" or "raghead".

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* During the Afghan War in the USSR, and the Chechen War in TheNewRussia, UsefulNotes/TheNewRussia, ''dukh'' ("spirit") or "shaytan" (Islamic devil) was used as the Russian equivalent for "haji" or "raghead".
14th Aug '17 2:38:33 PM Gregzilla
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* In ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'', the SpacePirates usually call Samus "TheHunter" in their logs. [[spoiler:In the "Metroid Prime" subseries, Dark Samus is called "The Dark Hunter" by them.]]

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* In ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'', the SpacePirates usually call Samus "TheHunter" "The Hunter" in their logs. [[spoiler:In the "Metroid Prime" subseries, Dark Samus is called "The Dark Hunter" by them.]]
2nd Aug '17 1:55:46 PM Triscon42
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--> Vahlen "This is the most physically aggressive specimen we've discovered so far, which the troops fondly refer to as "the muton". I can only assume there's a colorful backstory for such a designation."

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--> Vahlen "This is the most physically aggressive specimen we've discovered so far, which the troops fondly ''fondly'' refer to as "the muton". "The Muton". I can only assume there's a [[NoodleIncident colorful backstory backstory]] for such a designation."
22nd Jun '17 11:36:36 AM PufflePalooza
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9th Jun '17 8:59:13 AM hszmv1
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* In the UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar you had "Rebs" or "Johnny Rebs" for the Confederates. "Yankees" were often used for the Northerners, but this predated the Civil War.
* Among the YanksWithTanks, the Army (and to the lesser extent the Airforce) would prefer this trope be named "Nicknaming The Adversary". Only the Navy is refereed to as [[InterserviceRivalry "The Enemy".]]
** Most of the InterserviceRivarly in the United States Military is this trope with a helping of good nature humor (usually).
4th Jun '17 6:35:56 PM ironcommando
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* The titular ''VideoGame/{{Einhander}}'' is actually the name given to the PlayerCharacter's spacecraft by the Earth Forces enemy faction. Its ''real'' name is either "Astraea" or "Endymion", depending on the specific model you're flying.
2nd Jun '17 7:20:29 AM Xlsfd
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* In ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'', the SpacePirates usually call Samus "TheHunter" in their logs. [[spoiler:In the "Metroid Prime" subseries, Dark Samus is called "The Dark Hunter" by them.]]
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