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8th Apr '16 4:49:31 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* Subverted in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' by the Stewards and Builders of the Nights Watch. The Rangers do most of the fighting, but the other two groups are trained warriors as well, and, while some Rangers look down on the Stewards, and it's generally seen as the least prestigious of the three, most of the Nights Watch realise that, at the Wall, the guys who make sure everyone has food and fire are very important.

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* Subverted in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' by ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'': In the Night's Watch, the Rangers are the ones who venture beyond the Wall to fight wildlings, while the the Stewards and Builders of stay behind and get much less prestige. When Jon is assigned to the Nights Watch. The Rangers do most of Stewards rather than the fighting, but Rangers, he's extremely disappointed. He complains that rather than face wildlings in battle, he'll be changing the other two groups are trained warriors as well, and, while some Rangers look down on the Stewards, and it's generally seen as the least prestigious of the three, most of the Nights Watch realise that, at the Wall, the guys who Lord Commander's chamber pot. It takes Sam to make sure everyone has food and fire are very important.him realize that the Lord Commander is grooming him for command.
5th Mar '16 9:23:33 PM nombretomado
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* During World War II, CaptainAmerica had the secret identity of a clumsy infantry private who'd get stuck at the rear.

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* During World War II, CaptainAmerica ComicBook/CaptainAmerica had the secret identity of a clumsy infantry private who'd get stuck at the rear.
29th Feb '16 7:07:02 AM LazyHunter
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** The PMC Green Moss looked down on a Legitimacy Kingdom force because they were soft from only supporting Objects while Green Moss had been fighting actual soldiers for years. Their commanding officer is enraged when some of her soldiers are killed by Quenser, viewing it as undignified. As far as Quenser can tell she doesn't really view him or his unit as human beings due to this trope.

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** The PMC Moss Green Moss looked down on a Legitimacy Kingdom force because they were soft from only supporting Objects while Moss Green Moss had been fighting trained to fight actual soldiers for years.in the Northern European Restricted Zone, where Objects are forbidden to enter by international treaties. Their commanding officer is enraged when some of her soldiers are killed by Quenser, viewing it as undignified. As far as Quenser can tell she doesn't really view him or his unit as human beings due to this trope.
23rd Jan '16 4:40:03 AM jormis29
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* Norman, the protagonist in the film ''{{Fury}}'', was pulled out of the rear in order to replace one of the titular tank's crew, killed in a battle. As a mere typist, he doesn't take the realities of war well, until he undergoes a large amount of CharacterDevelopment.


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* Norman, the protagonist in the film ''{{Fury}}'', ''Film/{{Fury 2014}}'', was pulled out of the rear in order to replace one of the titular tank's crew, killed in a battle. As a mere typist, he doesn't take the realities of war well, until he undergoes a large amount of CharacterDevelopment.

22nd Jan '16 4:00:15 PM TSBasilisk
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* In ''LightNovel/HeavyObject'' a majority of the military on all sides fits this trope as Objects dominate the battlefield. It's not uncommon for even units assigned to supporting an Object on a battlefield to see no combat personally.

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* In ''LightNovel/HeavyObject'' a majority of the military on all sides fits this trope as Objects dominate the battlefield. It's not uncommon for even units assigned to supporting an Object on a battlefield to see no combat personally. It's considered so safe that civilian students can accompany them.
22nd Jan '16 3:59:43 PM TSBasilisk
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* In ''LightNovel/HeavyObject'' a majority of the military on all sides fits this trope as Objects dominate the battlefield. It's not uncommon for even units assigned to supporting an Object on a battlefield to see no combat personally.
** Milinda originally looked down upon this type of soldiers. While she, a fourteen year old girl, was risking her life on the battlefield there were grown men and women on the rear line watching in boredom. Quenser and Heivia risking their lives to save her shook up this viewpoint.
** The PMC Green Moss looked down on a Legitimacy Kingdom force because they were soft from only supporting Objects while Green Moss had been fighting actual soldiers for years. Their commanding officer is enraged when some of her soldiers are killed by Quenser, viewing it as undignified. As far as Quenser can tell she doesn't really view him or his unit as human beings due to this trope.
9th Jan '16 9:14:15 PM jormis29
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* Joe Walker from ''DadsArmy'' will do almost anything to stay off the frontlines.

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* Joe Walker from ''DadsArmy'' ''Series/DadsArmy'' will do almost anything to stay off the frontlines.
12th Dec '15 1:04:19 AM TairaMai
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** In the ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'' episode "The Maquis", Sisko complains that his superiors back on Earth will never understand the grievances of the Federation colonists because Earth is a paradise, see also ArmchairMilitary.

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** In the ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'' episode "The Maquis", "[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS02E21TheMaquis}} The Maquis]]", Sisko complains that his superiors back on Earth will never understand the grievances of the Federation colonists because Earth is a paradise, see also ArmchairMilitary.
12th Dec '15 1:00:59 AM TairaMai
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** In the ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'' episode "The Maquis", Sisko complains that his superiors back on Earth will never understand the grievances of the Federation colonists because Earth is a paradise, see also ArmchairMilitary.
8th Dec '15 6:53:17 AM LondonKdS
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* [[Music/CreedenceClearwaterRevival Creedence Clearwater Revival's]] song "Fortunate Son" from ''Music/WillyAndThePoorBoys'' is about an unnamed young man from a wealthy, political, and military family. He was in the Navy during Vietnam. The band felt that his cushy assignments only came because of who his grandfather, father and father-in-law were.

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* [[Music/CreedenceClearwaterRevival Creedence Clearwater Revival's]] song "Fortunate Son" from ''Music/WillyAndThePoorBoys'' is about an unnamed young man man[[note]]At the time, but John Fogerty later explictly claimed to have been inspired by David Eisenhower, grandson of Dwight D Eisenhower and son-in-law of Richard Nixon[[/note]] from a wealthy, political, and military family. He was in the Navy during Vietnam. The band felt that his cushy assignments only came because of who his grandfather, father and father-in-law were.
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