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21st Jul '17 12:50:28 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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# '''The Broken Soldier:''' Finally there's the fourth kind; he was a NiceGuy at one time, just trying to take care of his buddies and protect his home - but then [[DespairEventHorizon he saw or experienced something that broke him inside]], and now he just wants to [[WellIntentionedExtremist get things done as efficiently as possible]]. This would be the ShellShockedVeteran, and he's a ''lot'' more dangerous than the other three - he's neither stupid, crazy, nor angry, [[IDidWhatIHadToDo just]] [[PragmaticVillainy 'pragmatic']]. IDidWhatIHadToDo is practically his mantra; if the easiest solution that has the smallest potential body count on his side is also unbelievably brutal and cruel, he'll employ it nonetheless and worry about the horror of what he did after the fact. He's [[TragicVillain fully aware that what he's doing is horrible and unforgivable]], and if it doesn't haunt him and keep him up at night, he's most likely dead to the world and would probably be [[AteHisGun eating his gun]] if he didn't have comrades to see through the war.

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# '''The Broken Soldier:''' Finally there's the fourth kind; he was a NiceGuy at one time, just trying to take care of his buddies and protect his home - but then [[DespairEventHorizon he saw or experienced something that broke him inside]], and now he just wants to [[WellIntentionedExtremist get things done as efficiently as possible]]. This would be the ShellShockedVeteran, and he's a ''lot'' more dangerous than the other three - he's neither stupid, crazy, nor angry, [[IDidWhatIHadToDo just]] [[PragmaticVillainy [[CombatPragmatist just 'pragmatic']]. IDidWhatIHadToDo is practically his mantra; if the easiest solution that has the smallest potential body count on his side is also unbelievably brutal and cruel, he'll employ it nonetheless and worry about the horror of what he did after the fact. He's [[TragicVillain fully aware that what he's doing is horrible and unforgivable]], and if it doesn't haunt him and keep him up at night, he's most likely dead to the world and would probably be [[AteHisGun eating his gun]] if he didn't have comrades to see through the war.
21st Jul '17 12:45:20 PM Morgenthaler
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# '''The Psychopath:''' Then there's the second kind, the PsychoForHire who just joined up ''for'' the [[RapePillageAndBurn plunder, rape and massacring of civilians]] and doesn't care whose banner they're doing it under. If he wasn't in the army he'd be a SerialKiller or mass murderer, or (more likely) someone with a deep core of anger who will eventually take out said anger on a convenient target and wind up on the evening news. Some will be more fixated on [[BloodKnight enemy combatants for the thrill of besting them]], but civilians can be amusing too. Others may just hate their lives and the world and use enemy soldiers and civilians as outlets. He's also the most likely to get himself killed; jingos usually have like-minded comrades who will help save their asses, unwilling conscripts are solely motivated by their own survival, and broken soldiers still take pains to stay alive so that they can keep helping their comrades along; as for the psycho, if he doesn't do something suicidally stupid in a moment of anger or bloodlust, his own comrades are likely to kill him because he's a liability, a ticking time bomb who may wind up turning on them, or just out of disgust if his actions are truly beyond the pale.

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# '''The Psychopath:''' Then there's the second kind, the PsychoForHire who just joined up ''for'' the [[RapePillageAndBurn plunder, rape and massacring of civilians]] and doesn't care whose banner they're doing it under. If he wasn't in the army he'd be a SerialKiller or mass murderer, or (more likely) someone with a deep core of anger who will eventually take out said anger on a convenient target and wind up on the evening news. Some will be more fixated on [[BloodKnight enemy combatants for the thrill of besting them]], but civilians can be amusing too. Others may just hate their lives and the world and use enemy soldiers and civilians as outlets. He's also the most likely to get himself killed; jingos usually have like-minded comrades who will help save their asses, unwilling conscripts are solely motivated by their own survival, and broken soldiers still take pains to stay alive so that they can keep helping their comrades along; as for the psycho, if he doesn't do something suicidally stupid in a moment of anger or bloodlust, his own comrades are likely to kill him because [[TokenEvilTeammate he's a liability, liability]], a ticking time bomb who may wind up [[TeamKiller turning on them, them]], or [[EveryoneHasStandards just out of disgust disgust]] if his actions are truly beyond the pale.
26th Jun '17 8:09:41 AM DarkPhoenix94
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* The Red Room in ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' have two shining examples, in the AxCrazy Agent Yelena Belova and the psychotic Arkady Rossovich a.k.a. Omega Red, who apparently 'got off' on killing children. The former will kill at the drop of a hat, just because someone's annoyed her, while the latter kills/drains the life out of people because it's fun.
9th Jun '17 9:10:28 PM nombretomado
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* Bomber from WhateleyUniverse is a sophomore in the Grunts, i.e. the [[SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy]] JROTC club. He's also a psychopath.

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* Bomber from WhateleyUniverse Literature/WhateleyUniverse is a sophomore in the Grunts, i.e. the [[SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy]] JROTC club. He's also a psychopath.
27th May '17 12:24:58 PM nombretomado
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* Nuke from ''ComicBook/DaredevilBornAgain'' is a product of an attempt at making another ComicBook/CaptainAmerica. He's a SuperSoldier with heightened reflexes, drug-fuelled rage, and hardened plastic under his skin. He's also totally off his rocker, thinks he's still fighting TheVietnamWar, and will slaughter anyone he thinks is threatening "our boys"; his gun keeps a count of his kills.

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* Nuke from ''ComicBook/DaredevilBornAgain'' is a product of an attempt at making another ComicBook/CaptainAmerica. He's a SuperSoldier with heightened reflexes, drug-fuelled rage, and hardened plastic under his skin. He's also totally off his rocker, thinks he's still fighting TheVietnamWar, UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar, and will slaughter anyone he thinks is threatening "our boys"; his gun keeps a count of his kills.
21st May '17 12:00:00 PM nombretomado
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* Dilandau Albatou and his Dragon Slayers from ''VisionOfEscaflowne'' combine this with {{Tykebomb}}, TeensAreMonsters, and--in Dilandau's case--[[{{Pyromaniac}} Pyromania]] and a side of [[MoralMyopia hypocrisy]]. Dilandau gets to burn and kill whoever he wants to, but god forbid [[MinorInjuryOverreaction anyone so much as touch Dilandau]]. He's pretty much a PsychoForHire who only works for one employer.

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* Dilandau Albatou and his Dragon Slayers from ''VisionOfEscaflowne'' ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'' combine this with {{Tykebomb}}, TeensAreMonsters, and--in Dilandau's case--[[{{Pyromaniac}} Pyromania]] and a side of [[MoralMyopia hypocrisy]]. Dilandau gets to burn and kill whoever he wants to, but god forbid [[MinorInjuryOverreaction anyone so much as touch Dilandau]]. He's pretty much a PsychoForHire who only works for one employer.
11th May '17 4:11:47 AM Hanz
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* Slightly subverted with Trevor Phillips of ''Videogame/GrandTheftAutoV'', whose psychopathic nature meant that despite completing his training as a helicopter pilot for the Royal Canadian Air Force, he failed the psychological evaluation which prevented him from actually joining.

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* Slightly subverted Subverted with Trevor Phillips of ''Videogame/GrandTheftAutoV'', whose psychopathic nature meant that despite completing his training as a helicopter pilot for the Royal Canadian Air Force, he failed the psychological evaluation which prevented him from actually joining.
22nd Apr '17 4:23:20 AM erforce
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** We later learn in the mini series ''Punisher Born'' 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 ''Punisher Born'' ''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.
14th Mar '17 5:43:54 PM HasturHasturHastur
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# '''The Psychopath:''' Then there's the second kind, the PsychoForHire who just joined up ''for'' the [[RapePillageAndBurn plunder, rape and massacring of civilians]] and doesn't care whose banner they're doing it under. If he wasn't in the army he'd be a SerialKiller or mass murderer, or (more likely) someone with a deep core of anger who will eventually take out said anger on a convenient target and wind up on the evening news. Some will be more fixated on [[BloodKnight enemy combatants for the thrill of besting them]], but civilians can be amusing too. Others may just hate their lives and the world and use enemy soldiers and civilians as outlets. He's also the most likely to get himself killed; jingos usually have like-minded comrades who will help save their asses, unwilling conscripts are solely motivated by their own survival, and broken soldiers still take pains to stay alive so that they can keep helping their comrades along. He's also the most likely to wind up getting himself killed; if he doesn't do something suicidally stupid in a moment of anger or bloodlust, his own comrades are likely to kill him because he's a liability, a ticking time bomb who may wind up turning on them, or just out of disgust if his actions are truly beyond the pale.

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# '''The Psychopath:''' Then there's the second kind, the PsychoForHire who just joined up ''for'' the [[RapePillageAndBurn plunder, rape and massacring of civilians]] and doesn't care whose banner they're doing it under. If he wasn't in the army he'd be a SerialKiller or mass murderer, or (more likely) someone with a deep core of anger who will eventually take out said anger on a convenient target and wind up on the evening news. Some will be more fixated on [[BloodKnight enemy combatants for the thrill of besting them]], but civilians can be amusing too. Others may just hate their lives and the world and use enemy soldiers and civilians as outlets. He's also the most likely to get himself killed; jingos usually have like-minded comrades who will help save their asses, unwilling conscripts are solely motivated by their own survival, and broken soldiers still take pains to stay alive so that they can keep helping their comrades along. He's also along; as for the most likely to wind up getting himself killed; psycho, if he doesn't do something suicidally stupid in a moment of anger or bloodlust, his own comrades are likely to kill him because he's a liability, a ticking time bomb who may wind up turning on them, or just out of disgust if his actions are truly beyond the pale.
14th Mar '17 4:40:25 PM HasturHasturHastur
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# '''The Psychopath:''' Then there's the second kind, the PsychoForHire who just joined up ''for'' the [[RapePillageAndBurn plunder, rape and massacring of civilians]] and doesn't care whose banner they're doing it under. If he wasn't in the army he'd be a SerialKiller or mass murderer. Some will be more fixated on [[BloodKnight enemy combatants for the thrill of besting them]], but civilians can be amusing too. He's also the most likely to get himself killed; jingos usually have like-minded comrades who will help save their asses, unwilling conscripts are solely motivated by their own survival, and broken soldiers still take pains to stay alive so that they can keep helping their comrades along. Psychopaths on the other hand are mentally ill/disabled and literally cannot comprehend their own mortality (in anything but an academic sense). Even if they don't get taken out by the enemy, there's also a fairly strong likelihood that their own comrades will off them [[EvenEvilHasStandards out of disgust]] or (more likely) [[PragmaticVillainy because they're a liability who's just as if not more likely to kill them than the enemy.]]

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# '''The Psychopath:''' Then there's the second kind, the PsychoForHire who just joined up ''for'' the [[RapePillageAndBurn plunder, rape and massacring of civilians]] and doesn't care whose banner they're doing it under. If he wasn't in the army he'd be a SerialKiller or mass murderer.murderer, or (more likely) someone with a deep core of anger who will eventually take out said anger on a convenient target and wind up on the evening news. Some will be more fixated on [[BloodKnight enemy combatants for the thrill of besting them]], but civilians can be amusing too. Others may just hate their lives and the world and use enemy soldiers and civilians as outlets. He's also the most likely to get himself killed; jingos usually have like-minded comrades who will help save their asses, unwilling conscripts are solely motivated by their own survival, and broken soldiers still take pains to stay alive so that they can keep helping their comrades along. Psychopaths on the other hand are mentally ill/disabled and literally cannot comprehend their own mortality (in anything but an academic sense). Even if they don't get taken out by the enemy, there's He's also the most likely to wind up getting himself killed; if he doesn't do something suicidally stupid in a fairly strong likelihood that their moment of anger or bloodlust, his own comrades will off them [[EvenEvilHasStandards out of disgust]] or (more likely) [[PragmaticVillainy because they're a liability who's just as if not more are likely to kill them than him because he's a liability, a ticking time bomb who may wind up turning on them, or just out of disgust if his actions are truly beyond the enemy.]]pale.
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