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20th Jan '17 3:43:52 PM manofwarb
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* Field Marshall Sam(ji) Hormus(ji) Jamshed(ji) Fram(ji) Manekshaw of the Indian Army. Each of the "ji"s are honorifics appended to his actual name as a mark of respect from both military and civilian government officials who had the opportunity to work with him.
* Preceding Manekshaw was the only other five star general in the Indian Army - the polyglot RenaissanceMan known as Kodadendra Madappa Cariappa.
9th Jan '17 9:05:14 AM morane
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** The von Arnim noble family is first time mentioned in 120, so Hans-Jürgen von Arnim could well be the TropeCodifier.

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** The von Arnim noble family is has been mentioned for the first time mentioned in 120, 1204, so Hans-Jürgen von Arnim could well be the TropeCodifier.



* Finland's very own Churchill, Field Marshal and later President Mannerheim. Being raised in a upper class family, serving in the Russian court and then as Supreme Commander in Finland's four wars did little to prevent him from being a true gentleman. He did however subvert it on occasions. His predecessor as president, Riso Ryti, gave a solemn personal pledge that he would continue their strictly-unofficial alliance with UsefulNotes/NaziGermany against the Soviet Union - including holding up their sector of the Siege of Leningrad (which did not extend to sending raiding parties out to disrupt the food imports across Lake Ladoga). On the 2nd of February 1943, the last survivors of the Stalingrad pocket surrendered. The following day Mannerheim met with the Cabinet, Mannerheim's memoirs claiming they unanimously agreed that Germany was utterly screwed and that they had to find a way to ditch them at the earliest opportunity. The moment came some eighteen months later, when the Soviets threw the Germans back from Leningrad and drove them into the Baltic: Ryti resigned, Mannerheim took office, and the new government declared war on Germany. When the Nazis demanded that they explain their 'betrayal', Mannerheim (politely if snarkily) reminded the Germans that A) their countries had never had an official alliance and B) countries are not bound by personal pledges of their leaders (however solemn).

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* Finland's very own Churchill, Field Marshal and later President Mannerheim. Being raised in a upper class family, serving in the Russian court and then as Supreme Commander in Finland's four wars did little to prevent him from being a true gentleman. He did however subvert it on occasions. His predecessor as president, Riso Risto Ryti, gave a solemn personal pledge that he would continue their strictly-unofficial alliance with UsefulNotes/NaziGermany against the Soviet Union - including holding up their sector of the Siege of Leningrad (which did not extend to sending raiding parties out to disrupt the food imports across Lake Ladoga). On the 2nd of February 1943, the last survivors of the Stalingrad pocket surrendered. The following day Mannerheim met with the Cabinet, Mannerheim's memoirs claiming they unanimously agreed that Germany was utterly screwed and that they had to find a way to ditch them at the earliest opportunity. The moment came some eighteen months later, when the Soviets threw the Germans back from Leningrad and drove them into the Baltic: Ryti resigned, Mannerheim took office, and the new government declared war on Germany. When the Nazis demanded that they explain their 'betrayal', Mannerheim (politely if snarkily) reminded the Germans that A) their countries had never had an official alliance and B) countries are not bound by personal pledges of their leaders (however solemn).
9th Jan '17 9:02:20 AM morane
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** The von Arnim noble family is first time mentioned in 120, so Hans-Jürgen von Arnim could well be the TropeCodifier.
1st Jan '17 12:16:39 AM Charbroil
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* Peruvian admiral Miguel Grau. After sinking the ''Esmeralda'' battle boat in 1789, he immediately wrote the Esmeralda captain's widow praising her dead husband's bravery and sent her the guy's personal effects.

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* Peruvian admiral Miguel Grau. After sinking the ''Esmeralda'' battle boat in 1789, 1879, he immediately wrote the Esmeralda captain's widow praising her dead husband's bravery and sent her the guy's personal effects.
25th Nov '16 11:54:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[Franchise/GhostInTheShell Major Kusanagi]] can be an Officer ''or'' a Lady. She can be very kind and blends in perfectly with high society but doesn't hold back her badassitude in combat.

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* [[Franchise/GhostInTheShell ''Franchise/GhostInTheShell'': Major Kusanagi]] Kusanagi can be an Officer ''or'' a Lady. She can be very kind and blends in perfectly with high society but doesn't hold back her badassitude in combat.
25th Nov '16 11:54:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[Franchise/GhostInTheShell Major Kusanagi]] can be an Officer ''or'' a Lady. She can be very kind and blends in perfectly with high society but doesn't hold back her [[BadAss badassitude]] in combat.

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* [[Franchise/GhostInTheShell Major Kusanagi]] can be an Officer ''or'' a Lady. She can be very kind and blends in perfectly with high society but doesn't hold back her [[BadAss badassitude]] badassitude in combat.
21st Nov '16 8:59:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''CrimsonSkies'' has Nathan Zachary; captain of the pirate airship ''Pandora'' and known throughout the Americas as the Gentleman Pirate.
* SeventhSea has too many to count.

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* ''CrimsonSkies'' ''TabletopGame/CrimsonSkies'' has Nathan Zachary; captain of the pirate airship ''Pandora'' and known throughout the Americas as the Gentleman Pirate.
* SeventhSea TabletopGame/SeventhSea has too many to count.
11th Nov '16 8:45:36 AM karstovich2
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*** Sons of noble families are even today grossly over-represented in the military academies everywhere in the Western world. Except the United States, for obvious reasons, where they instead tend to be the sons of the wealthy.

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*** Sons (and, in today's world, daughters) of noble families are even today grossly over-represented in the military academies everywhere in the Western world. Except the United States, for obvious reasons, where they instead tend to be the sons and daughters of the wealthy.wealthy and well-connected (after all, it's easier to get an appointment to West Point when your dad knows the Congressman making the appointment).
4th Nov '16 7:48:27 AM SSJKamui
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* Frequent theme of the works of german author/philosopher Ernst Jünger. In most of his works of fiction, the title character is an officer and gentleman from a royal background. (Especially Heliopolis and the marble clifs.) The villains of his works are frequently villainous because they violate the noblemans obligue.
** Jünger frequently criticized that this attitude dies out because of modernism and the enlightenment, paving ways for war crimes and genocides.
26th Oct '16 5:29:03 AM morane
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** This trope is somewhat averted in the Finnish armed forces in general. All applicants to the Finnish Military Academy ''must'' already have attained the rank of ''vänrikki'' (2/Lt in Army) or ''aliluutnantti'' (Sub-Lieutenant in Navy) as conscripts and passed the ''Reserviupseerikoulu'' (Reserve Officer Academy) curriculum and acted as platoon leaders as conscripts. They have thus already been "pre-selected" and are more UpThroughTheRanks officers rather than OfficerAndAGentleman type.

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** This trope is somewhat averted in the Finnish armed forces in general. All applicants to the Finnish Military Academy ''must'' already have attained the rank of ''vänrikki'' (2/Lt in Army) or ''aliluutnantti'' (Sub-Lieutenant in Navy) as conscripts and passed the ''Reserviupseerikoulu'' (Reserve Officer Academy) curriculum and acted as platoon leaders as conscripts. They have thus already been "pre-selected" and are more UpThroughTheRanks officers rather than OfficerAndAGentleman type. Note that sons of old nobility are ''still'' somewhat over-represented amongst Finnish officers as they are likely to take military career due to family traditions.
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