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9th Nov '17 12:19:35 PM SeptimusHeap
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* The [[TheEmpire Combine]] [[GasMaskMooks Overwatch Soldiers]] in ''Videogame/{{Half-Life 2}}''. Heavily brainwashed and [[OrganicTechnology surgically altered]], they're [[LossOfIdentity treated as tools]] rather than living beings, even being stored unconscious on racks when not in use. Combine Soldiers speak with a rough monotone voice, and only do so to relay relevant tactical information to fellow Soldiers. In the field, they show little-to-no emotion when killing dissidents or reporting squad casualties. The only time any emotion is hinted at is when they're being threatened with [[FateWorseThanDeath off-world reassignment]].

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* The [[TheEmpire Combine]] [[GasMaskMooks Overwatch Soldiers]] in ''Videogame/{{Half-Life 2}}''.''Videogame/HalfLife2''. Heavily brainwashed and [[OrganicTechnology surgically altered]], they're [[LossOfIdentity treated as tools]] rather than living beings, even being stored unconscious on racks when not in use. Combine Soldiers speak with a rough monotone voice, and only do so to relay relevant tactical information to fellow Soldiers. In the field, they show little-to-no emotion when killing dissidents or reporting squad casualties. The only time any emotion is hinted at is when they're being threatened with [[FateWorseThanDeath off-world reassignment]].
6th Nov '17 1:03:40 AM Luppercus
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* The unnamed Colonel in ''Film/WarForThePlanetOfTheApes''. Apart from slaving a race of sentient beings, crucify some of them and deprive them of food and water, he kill his own son and some of his men... and his men's families, to prevent the spread of a non-lethal virus. His sociopathy is probably motivated by his obsession with the survival of the human race.

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* The unnamed Colonel in ''Film/WarForThePlanetOfTheApes''. Apart from slaving a race of sentient beings, crucify some of them and deprive them of food and water, he kill kills his own son and some of his men... and his men's families, to prevent the spread of a non-lethal virus. His sociopathy is probably motivated by his obsession with the survival of the human race.
6th Nov '17 1:03:01 AM Luppercus
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* The unnamed Colonel in ''Film/WarForThePlanetOfTheApes''. Apart from slaving a race of sentient beings, crucify some of them and deprive them of food and water, he kill his own son and some of his men... and his men's families, to prevent the spread of a non-lethal virus. His sociopathy is probably motivated by his obsession with the survival of the human race.
30th Oct '17 12:22:29 PM cdrood
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* ''Series/WKRPInCincinatti'' - Venus tells the about a fellow solider in Vietnam named Weird Larry who would go out an night to "hunt" and would shoot anything. He describes him like a #4, whereas Venus had become unable to shoot. On their way home, he jumped out of the helicopter. This led to Venus deserting after arriving in the States with only 3 weeks left until discharge.

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* ''Series/WKRPInCincinatti'' ''Series/WKRPInCincinnati'' - Venus tells the about a fellow solider in Vietnam named Weird Larry who would go out an night to "hunt" and would shoot anything. He describes him like a #4, whereas Venus had become unable to shoot. On their way home, he jumped out of the helicopter. This led to Venus deserting after arriving in the States with only 3 weeks left until discharge.
30th Oct '17 12:21:28 PM cdrood
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* ''Series/WKRPInCincinatti'' - Venus tells the about a fellow solider in Vietnam named Weird Larry who would go out an night to "hunt" and would shoot anything. He describes him like a #4, whereas Venus had become unable to shoot. On their way home, he jumped out of the helicopter. This led to Venus deserting after arriving in the States with only 3 weeks left until discharge.
16th Oct '17 4:35:07 AM MattII
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** The (Tausenigann) Ob'enn even more so. In fact their entire culture is like this. And they're not the only ones, the robots in Book Three are this, and possibly the Tohdfraug. Also, Kowalski from the UNS.
8th Oct '17 3:48:33 PM Farnham
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** We later learn in the mini series ''ComicBook/ThePunisherBorn'' which chronicles Frank Castles final tour in Vietnam that Castle's Marine outpost was ''rife'' with these. The vast majority of the Marines are depicted as either clear cut psychopaths, amoral conscripts, or jingoistic sociopaths-- half of whom are implied to be addicted to heroin-- with a commanding officer who is alcoholic, broken, and knows full well that the war is a lost cause. With the young narrator of the story Stevie Goodwin explicitly stated as an unwilling conscript who wanted nothing to do with the war and whose only desire is to return home safely, but at the same time realizes that sticking with Frank Castle and his platoon is his best bet at getting home in one piece.

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** We later learn in the mini series ''ComicBook/ThePunisherBorn'' ''ComicBook/ThePunisherBorn'', which chronicles Frank Castles Castle's final tour in Vietnam Vietnam, that Castle's Marine outpost of Valley Forge was ''rife'' with these. The vast majority of the Marines are depicted as either clear cut clear-cut psychopaths, amoral conscripts, conscripts or jingoistic sociopaths-- half of whom are implied to be addicted to heroin-- with a commanding officer who is alcoholic, broken, broken and knows full well that the war is a lost cause. With the young narrator of the story Stevie Goodwin explicitly stated as to be an unwilling conscript who wanted nothing to do with the war and whose only desire is to return home safely, but at the same time realizes that sticking with Frank Castle and his platoon is his best bet at getting home in one piece.piece, as Castle is the only competent higher ranking Marine in the whole outpost.
8th Oct '17 3:39:53 PM Farnham
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* Deconstructed in the ''TwoFistedTales'' short story "Kill!", set in the Korean War. On the American side we have have Abner, who continuously sharpens his knife and can't wait to gut some Chinese, while in the Chinese camp we meet Li, who obsessively polishes his submachine gun and compares it to a beautiful woman. [[spoiler:In the end, they meet in the field, mortally wound each other and both die unceremoniously]].

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* Deconstructed in the ''TwoFistedTales'' short story "Kill!", set in the Korean War. On the American side we have have Abner, who continuously sharpens his knife and can't wait to gut some Chinese, while in the Chinese camp we meet Li, who obsessively polishes his submachine gun and compares it to a beautiful woman. [[spoiler:In the end, they meet in the field, mortally wound each other and both die unceremoniously]].
8th Oct '17 3:38:02 PM Farnham
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** The Comedian then immediately calls out Dr. Manhattan for not doing anything to stop him despite being [[PhysicalGod all-powerful]]. From his perspective, Dr. Manhattan is a sociopathic soldier. This has spawned MANY fanfics where Dr. Manhattan teleported the baby to X.

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** The Comedian then immediately calls out Dr. Manhattan for not doing anything to stop him despite being [[PhysicalGod all-powerful]]. From his perspective, Dr. Manhattan ''Dr. Manhattan'' is a sociopathic soldier. This has spawned MANY fanfics where Dr. Manhattan teleported the baby to X.
22nd Sep '17 8:28:46 AM MagiMecha
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* The ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' story "The Ugly American" deals with one. He was a initially just a patriotic man who was sent to prison for murdering a protester of UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar. The government decided to make him a SuperSoldier by amplifying his patriotism and his combat skills but went ''way'' too far and went after ''anyone'' that he thought wasn't "American" in his eyes. He escapes and Batman deals with him, but when the government kills the soldier, he calls them out and vows to reveal everything.
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