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9th Dec '16 8:03:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Swedish army is probably somewhat less BadAss than most of these examples. Still, they deserve an honorary mention, since part of the basic training of every Swedish soldier involves being ''set on fire.'' True, the soldiers are wearing protective clothing and their battle buddies are expected to put the fire out within seconds (the whole point of the exercise is to get used to putting out fires in case your unit is attacked with incendiaries). But still... ''set on fire.''

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* The Swedish army is probably somewhat less BadAss badass than most of these examples. Still, they deserve an honorary mention, since part of the basic training of every Swedish soldier involves being ''set on fire.'' True, the soldiers are wearing protective clothing and their battle buddies are expected to put the fire out within seconds (the whole point of the exercise is to get used to putting out fires in case your unit is attacked with incendiaries). But still... ''set on fire.''
14th Nov '16 2:29:39 PM DustSnitch
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* The Rakkor tribe in ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'', being [[{{Expy}} expies]] of the Spartan had this way as a ritual as they worship the arts of war. However, they have another reason why they revel in it: Their food supplies were constantly strained so they only have foods for the strong ones. Those who completed the training will turn out to be utter {{Badass}}es who lent their services to anyone who wants war, but they'll only accept when the side they fight for is outnumbered by one to ten. This is very much exemplified in the champion named Pantheon, considered a paragon to this tribe.

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* The Rakkor tribe in ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'', being [[{{Expy}} expies]] of the Spartan had this way as a ritual as they worship the arts of war. However, they have another reason why they revel in it: Their food supplies were constantly strained so they only have foods for the strong ones. Those who completed the training will turn out to be utter {{Badass}}es badasses who lent their services to anyone who wants war, but they'll only accept when the side they fight for is outnumbered by one to ten. This is very much exemplified in the champion named Pantheon, considered a paragon to this tribe.
23rd Oct '16 1:58:31 AM Technicolourtardis
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* This is the preferred training method of every single one of Tsuna's tutors in Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn, most of whom are more rough than the person before them. Colonello is actually outright called "more Spartan than Reborn" in his training methods, and he's nothing compared to Lal Mirch (who trained Colonello) and Future Hibari, the latter of whom outright gambles Tsuna's life with no intention to save him if Tsuna can't get out of one of Hibari's tricks before the training even officially started. It MakesSenseInContext that they'd all be that way, since they're Mafiosi.

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* This is the preferred training method of every single one of Tsuna's tutors in Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn, ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'', most of whom are more rough than the person before them. Colonello is actually outright called "more Spartan than Reborn" in his training methods, and he's nothing compared to Lal Mirch (who trained Colonello) and Future Hibari, the latter of whom outright gambles Tsuna's life with no intention to save him if Tsuna can't get out of one of Hibari's tricks before the training even officially started. It MakesSenseInContext that they'd all be that way, since they're Mafiosi.
23rd Oct '16 1:57:29 AM Technicolourtardis
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* This is the preferred training method of every single one of Tsuna's tutors in Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn, most of whom are more rough than the person before them. Colonello is actually outright called "more Spartan than Reborn" in his training methods, and he's nothing compared to Lal Mirch (who trained Colonello) and Future Hibari, the latter of whom outright gambles Tsuna's life with no intention to save him if Tsuna can't get out of one of Hibari's tricks before the training even officially started. It MakesSenseInContext that they'd all be that way, since they're Mafiosi.
4th Sep '16 4:39:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the ''Literature/{{Wolfbreed}}'' series, which is an ''Manga/ElfenLied'' homage, TheTeutonicKnights do this to a bunch of werewolf children in an attempt to create [[SuperSoldier Super Soldiers.]] Results were... mixed.

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* In the ''Literature/{{Wolfbreed}}'' series, which is an ''Manga/ElfenLied'' homage, TheTeutonicKnights UsefulNotes/TheTeutonicKnights do this to a bunch of werewolf children in an attempt to create [[SuperSoldier Super Soldiers.]] Results were... mixed.
2nd Sep '16 2:17:30 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''OpenBlue'' has ''several'' Spartan way regimens. [[ImperialGermany Sirene]] puts volunteers from its already hardcore marines under additional training to make them [[EliteMooks Stormtroopers]] (no, not ''[[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy that]]'' kind). Additionally, the top 1% of these are given ''even more'' training to become the Royal Family's PraetorianGuard. ProudMerchantRace Remillia is no slouch either. Its most elite forces are known as Angels and are brutally trained from the age of three. They are then deployed into action at the age of [[ChildSoldiers thirteen]].

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* ''OpenBlue'' ''Roleplay/OpenBlue'' has ''several'' Spartan way regimens. [[ImperialGermany [[UsefulNotes/ImperialGermany Sirene]] puts volunteers from its already hardcore marines under additional training to make them [[EliteMooks Stormtroopers]] (no, not ''[[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy that]]'' kind). Additionally, the top 1% of these are given ''even more'' training to become the Royal Family's PraetorianGuard. ProudMerchantRace Remillia is no slouch either. Its most elite forces are known as Angels and are brutally trained from the age of three. They are then deployed into action at the age of [[ChildSoldiers thirteen]].



* Quite possibly ''the'' most abused trope on ''NationStates'', sometimes taken UpToEleven by turning an entire state into this.

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* Quite possibly ''the'' most abused trope on ''NationStates'', ''Website/NationStates'', sometimes taken UpToEleven by turning an entire state into this.
18th Aug '16 1:09:33 PM Hadjorim
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* Russian conscripts have to endure a tradition known as ''Dyedovshchina'', meaning "Reign of the Granddads," in which senior conscripts severely haze the new recruits. It is unofficial, and leads to much trauma and even deaths of some recruits, mostly from suicide but outright murders aren't unheard of.

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* Russian conscripts have to endure a tradition known as ''Dyedovshchina'', meaning "Reign of the Granddads," in which senior conscripts severely haze the new recruits.recruits, ranging from simply doing extra chores to rape. It is unofficial, and leads to much trauma and even deaths of some recruits, mostly from suicide but outright murders aren't unheard of.
18th Aug '16 1:07:12 PM Hadjorim
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* Russian conscripts have to endure a tradition known as ''Dyedovshchina'', meaning "Reign of the Granddads," in which senior conscripts severely haze the new recruits. It is unofficial, and leads to much trauma and even deaths of some recruits. Of course those same recruits go on to become "dyedy" (granddads) themselves and haze the new generation and the cycle continues.

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* Russian conscripts have to endure a tradition known as ''Dyedovshchina'', meaning "Reign of the Granddads," in which senior conscripts severely haze the new recruits. It is unofficial, and leads to much trauma and even deaths of some recruits. Of course those same recruits go on to become "dyedy" (granddads) themselves and haze the new generation and the cycle continues.recruits, mostly from suicide but outright murders aren't unheard of.
18th Aug '16 1:01:39 PM Hadjorim
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* Russian conscripts today have to endure a tradition known as ''Dedovshchina'', which stands for a practice allowing the senior conscripts to severely haze the new recruits. It is reportedly so severe that its usefulness as a training method and consequent effects on troop morale are... somewhat in question. It has also been blamed for causing [[ShellShockedVeteran traumatised conscripts]] [[DrowningMySorrows to become]] {{Vodka Drunkenski}}s, [[DrugsAreBad drug addicts]] and [[DrivenToSuicide contributing to]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suicide_in_Russia Russia's high suicide rates]].

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* Russian conscripts today have to endure a tradition known as ''Dedovshchina'', ''Dyedovshchina'', meaning "Reign of the Granddads," in which stands for a practice allowing the senior conscripts to severely haze the new recruits. It is reportedly so severe that its usefulness as a training method unofficial, and consequent effects on troop morale are... somewhat in question. It has also been blamed for causing [[ShellShockedVeteran traumatised conscripts]] [[DrowningMySorrows leads to become]] {{Vodka Drunkenski}}s, [[DrugsAreBad drug addicts]] much trauma and [[DrivenToSuicide contributing to]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suicide_in_Russia Russia's high suicide rates]].even deaths of some recruits. Of course those same recruits go on to become "dyedy" (granddads) themselves and haze the new generation and the cycle continues.
17th Aug '16 5:15:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* Kiril Island in ''VorkosiganSaga'' efficiently serves the purpose of being a place to train infantry and a place to dump people TheEmperor is [[ReassignedToAntarctica unhappy with.]] In other words Barrayaran infantry get sent to their counterpart of Siberia just to get trained.

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* Kiril Island in ''VorkosiganSaga'' ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'' efficiently serves the purpose of being a place to train infantry and a place to dump people TheEmperor is [[ReassignedToAntarctica unhappy with.]] In other words Barrayaran infantry get sent to their counterpart of Siberia just to get trained.
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