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20th Jun '18 5:25:28 AM FTD
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* Invoked by ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' when the crew rescues five male teenagers from a Talarian "basic training" ship, one of whom turns out to be a human boy raised by Talarians. The Talarians (at least, the males, as Talarians and their military are highly patriarchal) are depicted as a warrior society where male children are essentially raised by their military. The human boy, Jono AKA Jeremiah, even calls his adoptive father, Endar, his "Captain," and the crew assumes Endar abuses him because Dr. Crusher's medical exam shows a history of broken bones. However, when Endar shows up to get his son back, it's evident that, although Talarian society expects macho warrior behavior from Jono and his peers, Endar clearly loves Jono and is affectionate toward him in ways that are appropriate in their culture. He even threatens to start a war over the kid, despite his squadron of warships being significantly outgunned by the ''Enterprise''. It's not played completely straight because the crew spend a lot of time assuming that Endar must be some kind of monster, even though Jono's medical history is fairly typical for a boy raised by Talarians who encourage males to be physically competitive and participate in high-risk sporting events, in a NotSoDifferent way from high school athletes. But the existence of underage teens in military uniforms aboard a military training vessel being typical of (male) Talarian child-rearing is this trope.
29th May '18 6:25:13 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': The Unsullied undergo hellish training that makes them immune to pain and robotically loyal.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': The Unsullied undergo hellish training that makes them immune to pain and robotically loyal.loyal, but the methods used are even worse than anything in real-life Sparta. Before becoming full-fledged Unsullied, each recruit must go to the slave market and murder a slave child in front of its mother, and then pay a silver coin... to the mother's owner. In the books, the Good Masters also give each of the would-be Unsullied a puppy to take care of after they are castrated at the age of five. At the age of six, the would-be Unsullied must strangle their puppy to demonstrate their willingness to follow orders. Any trainee unable to do so is put to death. More of them fail that test than the later baby test.
26th May '18 1:28:33 AM Omeganian
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** One non-fiction book written about Spetsnaz training claims that they routinely held river-crossing and small-boat drills in full field gear -- without any provision for lifeguards or search-and-rescue. If you couldn't avoid drowning, then you didn't pass.

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** One non-fiction book written about Spetsnaz training claims that they routinely held river-crossing and small-boat drills in full field gear -- without any provision for lifeguards or search-and-rescue. If you couldn't avoid drowning, then you didn't pass.you're not Spetsnaz material.
12th May '18 12:10:50 PM IdumeanPatriot
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* Creator/TomKratman's ''Literature/CarrerasLegions'' features the titular mercenary outfit, which makes the training for its infantry super-harsh (as in, ''training'' casualties amounting to about one per cent of full strength. It's even worse for officers: they have to go through infantry training, and ''then'' their equivalent of Ranger School.

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* Creator/TomKratman's ''Literature/CarrerasLegions'' features the titular mercenary outfit, which makes the training for its infantry super-harsh (as in, ''training'' casualties amounting to about one per cent of full strength.strength). It's even worse for officers: they have to go through infantry training, and ''then'' their equivalent of Ranger School.
12th May '18 12:09:14 PM IdumeanPatriot
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* Creator/TomKratman's ''Literature/Carrera'sLegions'' features the titular mercenary outfit, which makes the training for its infantry super-harsh (as in, ''training'' casualties amounting to about one per cent of full strength. It's even worse for officers: they have to go through infantry training, and ''then'' their equivalent of Ranger School.

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* Creator/TomKratman's ''Literature/Carrera'sLegions'' ''Literature/CarrerasLegions'' features the titular mercenary outfit, which makes the training for its infantry super-harsh (as in, ''training'' casualties amounting to about one per cent of full strength. It's even worse for officers: they have to go through infantry training, and ''then'' their equivalent of Ranger School.
12th May '18 12:08:54 PM IdumeanPatriot
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* Creator/TomKratman's ''Literature/Carrera'sLegions'' features the titular mercenary outfit, which makes the training for its infantry super-harsh (as in, ''training'' casualties amounting to about one per cent of full strength. It's even worse for officers: they have to go through infantry training, and ''then'' their equivalent of Ranger School.
1st Apr '18 3:17:07 AM EDP
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* One ancient Roman commander was known for the harsh (and often deadly) training he put his soldiers through. The casualty rate during his practice sessions was actually higher than during combat against a real enemy, leading to the motto "Bloody training and bloodless battles."

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* One ancient Ancient Roman commander was known for military training, that included the harsh (and often deadly) training he put his trainers beating their soldiers through. The with vine sticks was so harsh that the casualty rate during his practice sessions was actually higher than during actual combat against a real enemy, (hence the vine sticks: they caused harsh pain but didn't cause actual damage), leading to the motto "Bloody training and bloodless battles."" And then we had the infamous centurion Lucilius nicknamed Cedo Alteram ("fetch me another"), a DrillSergeantNasty [[UpToEleven for Roman standards]] that got his nickname due his habit of beating the soldiers so hard he'd ''break the elastic vine stick'' and then shout his assistant to fetch him another stick ''so he could continue the beating'' ([[TheDogBitesBack the soldiers killed him in his sleep]]).
16th Mar '18 7:39:48 PM harostar
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** Taken to a greater extreme by [[spoiler: the Marleyan Warrior Program]]. Children between the ages of '''5 and 7''' are recruited from the ghettos and promised a better life for their families if they make the cut. Desperate families volunteer their children for military service, slowly whittling the candidates down to a handful of promising recruits. Children barely old enough to be attending school are forced to run marathons in the rain, carrying heavy military equipment while their instructors scream insults and threats at them. Besides the harsh physical training, their instructors also subject them to extensive indoctrination to mold them into fanatically-loyal soldiers. Should they step out of line or cause their superiors to doubt their loyalty, their entire family could be executed for treason. Those few that make it through the harsh selection process are expected to serve until their death, with the threat of being [[EatenAlive replaced]] always present. The ones that made it through ''that'' program have been hardened to the degree that the above-mentioned 3-year training is no problem.

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** Taken to a greater extreme by [[spoiler: the Marleyan Warrior Program]]. Children between the ages of '''5 and 7''' are recruited from the ghettos and promised a better life for their families if they make the cut. Desperate families volunteer their children for military service, slowly whittling the candidates down to a handful of promising recruits. Children barely old enough to be attending school are forced to run marathons in the rain, carrying heavy military equipment while their instructors scream insults and threats at them. Besides the harsh physical training, their instructors also subject them to extensive indoctrination to mold them into fanatically-loyal soldiers. Should they step out of line or cause their superiors to doubt their loyalty, their entire family could be executed for treason. Those few that make it through the harsh selection process are expected to serve until their death, with the threat of being [[EatenAlive replaced]] always present. The ones At one point, the audience is introduced to a batch of Candidates that made it through ''that'' program have been hardened are being tested....by being taken to the degree that front lines and expected to serve as the above-mentioned 3-year training is no problem.vanguard of a major combat operation. The survivors get to return home with the dubious honor of being veterans at the tender age of 12.
16th Mar '18 7:36:49 PM harostar
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** Taken to a greater extreme by [[spoiler: the Marleyan Warrior Program]]. Children between the ages of '''5 and 7''' are recruited from the ghettos and promised a better life for their families if they make the cut. Desperate families volunteer their children for military service, slowly whittling the candidates down to a handful of promising recruits. Children barely old enough to be attending school are forced to run marathons in the rain, carrying heavy military equipment while their instructors scream insults and threats at them. Besides the harsh physical training, their instructors also subject them to extensive indoctrination to mold them into fanatically-loyal soldiers. Should they step out of line or cause their superiors to doubt their loyalty, their entire family could be executed for treason. Those few that make it through the harsh selection process are expected to serve until their death, with the threat of being [[EatenAlive replaced]] always present. The ones that made it through ''that'' program have been hardened to the degree that the above-mentioned 3-year training is no problem.
8th Feb '18 8:24:05 PM Mhazard
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* The Spartan Warriors from Boss Fight Studio ''Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S.'' series are trained in ''agōgē'' [[{{TykeBomb}} since childhood]] and they see the art of combat as not just an occupation, but a way of life. These warriors would send their life in service in Sparta to form a "wall of men, instead of bricks". A true Spartan hero would long for two things: [[BloodKnight glory upon the battlefield]] and ultimately, [[AGoodWayToDie a beautiful death]], in which the Gorgon Horde is more than happy to oblige.

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* The Spartan Warriors from Boss Fight Studio ''Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S.'' series are trained in ''agōgē'' [[{{TykeBomb}} since childhood]] and they see the art of combat as not just an occupation, but a way of life. These warriors would send their life lives in service in of Sparta to form a "wall of men, instead of bricks". A true Spartan hero would long for two things: [[BloodKnight glory upon the battlefield]] and ultimately, [[AGoodWayToDie a beautiful death]], in which the Gorgon Horde is more than happy to oblige.
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