History PlayingWith / CaptainSmoothAndSergeantRough

5th Apr '14 3:48:22 PM StongRadd
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'''Basic Trope''': The overall boss is AnOfficerAndAGentleman, his subordinate is SergeantRock.

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'''Basic Trope''': The overall boss is AnOfficerAndAGentleman, an OfficerAndAGentleman, his subordinate is SergeantRock.
12th Apr '13 6:54:51 AM VPhantom
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* '''Justified''': Capt. Smooth is in charge of strategising and relaying commands to the sergeant. Rough is in charge of keeping an entire squad of soldiers disciplined and doing what they're supposed to.
* '''Inverted''': [[IronicName Captain Smooth]] is a bloodthirsty, foul-mouthed brute who earned his command via FieldPromotion. The sarge is a likeable FatherToHisMen.

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* '''Justified''': Capt. Smooth is in charge of strategising strategizing and relaying commands to the sergeant. Rough is in charge of keeping an entire squad of soldiers disciplined and doing what they're supposed to.
* '''Inverted''': [[IronicName Captain Smooth]] is a bloodthirsty, foul-mouthed brute who earned his command via FieldPromotion. The sarge is a likeable likable FatherToHisMen.



* '''Parodied''': In a montage where each officer passes on a piece of bad news to his superior, we see that the Rough-Smooth-Rough-Smooth juxtaposition repeats itself all the way up the chain of command.
** Rough gets a promotion to a higher rank and immediately acts like a soft-spoken gentleman, while Private Tough, who's pretty likeable turns into a DrillSergeantNasty the second he gets promoted.

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* '''Parodied''': '''Parodied''':
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In a montage where each officer passes on a piece of bad news to his superior, we see that the Rough-Smooth-Rough-Smooth juxtaposition repeats itself all the way up the chain of command.
** Rough gets a promotion to a higher rank and immediately acts like a soft-spoken gentleman, while Private Tough, who's pretty likeable likable turns into a DrillSergeantNasty the second he gets promoted.



* '''Enforced''': "We want the Captain to be AnOfficerAndAGentleman, but that doesn't really work in the TrainingFromHell scenes, and might come across as ineffectuality in action sequences. Let's make his underling more in-your-face."

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* '''Enforced''': "We want the Captain to be AnOfficerAndAGentleman, but that doesn't really work in the TrainingFromHell scenes, and might come across as ineffectuality ineffectual in action sequences. Let's make his underling more in-your-face."



* '''Deconstructed''': The men resent the sergeant all the more for seeing their captain as such a ReasonableAuthorityFigure, and the resentment builds to an incident of UnfriendlyFire. The captain, for whom [[InvokedTrope this trope is a favoured mode of command]], simply appoints Sergeant Tough to take his place.

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* '''Deconstructed''': The men resent the sergeant all the more for seeing their captain as such a ReasonableAuthorityFigure, and the resentment builds to an incident of UnfriendlyFire. The captain, for whom [[InvokedTrope this trope is a favoured favored mode of command]], simply appoints Sergeant Tough to take his place.
12th Apr '13 4:20:10 AM serialkillerwhale
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** Rough gets a promotion to a higher rank and immediately acts like a soft-spoken gentleman, while Private Tough, who's pretty likeable turns into a DrillSergeantNasty the second he gets promoted.
10th Dec '12 8:16:50 PM VPhantom
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* '''Parodied''': In a montage where each officer passes on a piece of bad news to his superior, we see that the Rough-Smooth-Rough-Smooth juxtaposition repeats itself all the way up the chain of command.
* '''Deconstructed''': The men resent the sergeant all the more for seeing their captain as such a ReasonableAuthorityFigure, and the resentment builds to an incident of UnfriendlyFire. The captain, for whom [[InvokedTrope this trope is a favoured mode of command]], simply appoints Sergeant Tough to take his place.
* '''Reconstructed''': Sergeant Tough is better at keeping his brash treatment of the men to limits that won't cause them to hate him. He's still unpolished and comes down harshly on insubordination, but he's also affable and fair.

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* '''Parodied''': In a montage where each officer passes on a piece of bad news to his superior, we see that the Rough-Smooth-Rough-Smooth juxtaposition repeats itself all the way up the chain of command. \n* '''Deconstructed''': The men resent the sergeant all the more for seeing their captain as such a ReasonableAuthorityFigure, and the resentment builds to an incident of UnfriendlyFire. The captain, for whom [[InvokedTrope this trope is a favoured mode of command]], simply appoints Sergeant Tough to take his place.\n* '''Reconstructed''': Sergeant Tough is better at keeping his brash treatment of the men to limits that won't cause them to hate him. He's still unpolished and comes down harshly on insubordination, but he's also affable and fair.



* '''Averted''': ???



* '''Played For Laughs''': The officers are essentially a BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine.

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* '''Deconstructed''': The men resent the sergeant all the more for seeing their captain as such a ReasonableAuthorityFigure, and the resentment builds to an incident of UnfriendlyFire. The captain, for whom [[InvokedTrope this trope is a favoured mode of command]], simply appoints Sergeant Tough to take his place.
* '''Reconstructed''': Sergeant Tough is better at keeping his brash treatment of the men to limits that won't cause them to hate him. He's still unpolished and comes down harshly on insubordination, but he's also affable and fair.
* '''Played For Laughs''': The officers are essentially a BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine.






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%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ??? ???
27th May '12 6:56:11 AM Telcontar
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* '''Subverted''': The neat, softly-spoken captain relates his orders to the sergeant, who... turns out to be even smoother.

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* '''Subverted''': '''Subverted''':
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The neat, softly-spoken captain relates his orders to the sergeant, who... turns out to be even smoother.
26th Feb '12 7:31:39 PM johnnye
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** Once you get to know them, the captain is a SoftSpokenSadist while the sergeant is a BoisterousBruiser.



* '''Parodied''': The Rough-Smooth-Rough-Smooth juxtaposition repeats itself all the way up the chain of command.

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* '''Parodied''': The In a montage where each officer passes on a piece of bad news to his superior, we see that the Rough-Smooth-Rough-Smooth juxtaposition repeats itself all the way up the chain of command.command.



* '''Reconstructed''': Sergeant Tough is better at keeping his brash treatment of the men to limits that won't cause them to hate him.

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* '''Reconstructed''': Sergeant Tough is better at keeping his brash treatment of the men to limits that won't cause them to hate him. He's still unpolished and comes down harshly on insubordination, but he's also affable and fair.



* '''Enforced''': ???

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* '''Enforced''': ???"We want the Captain to be AnOfficerAndAGentleman, but that doesn't really work in the TrainingFromHell scenes, and might come across as ineffectuality in action sequences. Let's make his underling more in-your-face."



* '''Exploited''': ???
* '''Defied''': ???

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* '''Exploited''': ???
A private jumps at an opportunity to work directly for the captain, hoping he'll have to spend less time in the presence of the sergeant.
* '''Defied''': ???"If any of you little worms have got a problem with my leadership style... If any of you think me and the cap are playing GoodCopBadCop with you, you should know... ''I'm the '''nice''' one!''
26th Feb '12 3:31:28 PM Dcoetzee
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* '''Zig Zagged''': ???

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* '''Zig Zagged''': ???At first the captain is the rough one and the sergeant the kind one, but after the sergeant blackmails the captain into being compliant, the sergeant's sadistic urges go unchecked. Ultimately, the sergeant discovers that his original method produced better results and returns to it.



* '''Lampshaded''': ???

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* '''Lampshaded''': ???Upon meeting the sergeant, one of the unfortunate soldiers complains, "Why is it that all the good captains have such scary sergeants?"
26th Feb '12 3:16:01 PM Dcoetzee
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* '''Double Subverted''': ???

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* '''Double Subverted''': ???In front of Captain Smooth, Sgt. Rough emulates his calm captain, but as soon as he's gone it turns out the sarge is just another DrillSergeantNasty.
26th Feb '12 3:11:10 PM Dcoetzee
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* '''Downplayed''': Smooth is softer-spoken and friendlier than Rough.

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* '''Downplayed''': Smooth is often softer-spoken and friendlier than Rough.Rough, but both are capable and respected.
24th Nov '11 3:06:10 PM johnnye
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"Sergeant, take the men back to CaptainSmoothAndSergeantRough, please."
"You heard the Captain! Now saddle up, you maggots! Double time! Move it move it move it!"

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"Sergeant, take direct the men back to CaptainSmoothAndSergeantRough, please."
"You
if you'd be so kind."\\
'''''"You
heard the Captain! Now saddle up, you maggots! Double time! Move it move it move it!"it!"'''''
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