History PlayingWith / PhonyVeteran

29th Jul '17 10:04:42 PM AgentKyles
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** Walt's a con man, wants the perks that come with veteran status or wants the benefits of being a higher rank.
** Walt is a pathological liar.

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** Walt's a con man, ConMan, wants the perks that come with veteran status or wants the benefits of being a higher rank.
** Walt is a pathological liar.ConsummateLiar.



** Despite serving in the military, Walt passes himself off as a civilian (maybe due to the [[TheGreatestStoryNeverTold secrecy policy covering his missions]], maybe it's [[HumbleHero simple modesty of his own]]... or maybe it's [[ArmyOfThievesAndWhores embarrassing reputation]] [[RapePillageAndBurn of the unit]] Walt served in).

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** Despite serving in the military, Walt passes himself off as a civilian (maybe due to the [[TheGreatestStoryNeverTold secrecy policy covering his missions]], maybe it's [[HumbleHero simple modesty of his own]]... or maybe it's [[ArmyOfThievesAndWhores [[RapePillageAndBurn embarrassing reputation]] [[RapePillageAndBurn [[ArmyOfThievesAndWhores of the unit]] Walt served in).
29th Jul '17 10:03:09 PM AgentKyles
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** Walt, who has won several medals for courage in battle, claims to have never served in the army, or that he served in a support role far behind the lines and never saw combat. When asked about [[ScarsAreForever his obvious scars received in combat]], he replies that he got them [[CutHimselfShaving in a car accident or such]].
** Despite serving in the military, Walt passes himself off as a civilian (maybe due to the [[TheGreatestStoryNeverTold secrecy policy covering his missions]], maybe it's [[HumbleHero simple modesty of his own]]).

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** Walt, who has won several medals for courage in battle, claims to have never served in the army, or that he served in a support role far behind the lines and never saw combat. When asked about [[ScarsAreForever his obvious scars received in combat]], he replies that he got them [[CutHimselfShaving got them in a car accident or such]].
** Despite serving in the military, Walt passes himself off as a civilian (maybe due to the [[TheGreatestStoryNeverTold secrecy policy covering his missions]], maybe it's [[HumbleHero simple modesty of his own]]).own]]... or maybe it's [[ArmyOfThievesAndWhores embarrassing reputation]] [[RapePillageAndBurn of the unit]] Walt served in).
29th Jul '17 9:25:18 PM AgentKyles
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** Walt, who has won several medals for courage in battle, claims to have never served in the army, or that he served in a support role far behind the lines and never saw combat.
** Despite serving in the military, Walt passes himself off as a civilian.

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** Walt, who has won several medals for courage in battle, claims to have never served in the army, or that he served in a support role far behind the lines and never saw combat.
combat. When asked about [[ScarsAreForever his obvious scars received in combat]], he replies that he got them [[CutHimselfShaving in a car accident or such]].
** Despite serving in the military, Walt passes himself off as a civilian.civilian (maybe due to the [[TheGreatestStoryNeverTold secrecy policy covering his missions]], maybe it's [[HumbleHero simple modesty of his own]]).
2nd Feb '17 6:39:21 AM Kkutwar
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* '''Zig Zagged''': Walt truthfully claims to be a veteran, but he lost his hand in an accident after the war, which everyone around him assumes was a war injury, and he lets them think that because he's sick and tired of correcting people all the time.

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* '''Zig Zagged''': Zagged''':
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Walt truthfully claims to be a veteran, but he lost his hand in an accident after the war, which everyone around him assumes was a war injury, and he lets them think that because he's sick and tired of correcting people all the time.time.
** Walt rather vaguely states he was in "the army", which results in people assuming he meant the military. When confronted he denies the accusations and clarifies what he meant, only for ''that'' to turn out false. Ultimately it seems like he has no military connections, but then...



* '''Reconstructed''': That is, until they find out he wasn't in the Salvation Army, either.

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* '''Reconstructed''': That is, until they find out Though it may be illegal to impersonate a veteran, Walt uses vague language and ExactWords. Thus, it is entirely his listeners' fault for assuming something he wasn't in never unambiguously claimed, revealing his connections to the Salvation Army, either.Army whenever things get too serious so they think it was a misunderstanding.
2nd Feb '17 5:22:58 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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** Walt, who has won several medals for courage in battle, claims to have never served in the army, or that he served in a support role behind the lines and never saw combat.

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** Walt, who has won several medals for courage in battle, claims to have never served in the army, or that he served in a support role far behind the lines and never saw combat.
2nd Feb '17 5:22:20 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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** Walt was really in the army, but claims to have won numerous medals for courage in battle, when in reality he was in a support role behind the lines and never saw combat.

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** Walt was really in the army, but claims to have won numerous medals for courage in battle, when in reality he was in a support role far behind the lines and never saw combat.
21st Dec '14 6:43:04 AM kennydarmawan13
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Added DiffLines:

** Walt is a veteran, but not in a higher rank or have been in major wars.
18th Dec '13 11:37:28 AM VPhantom
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* '''Downplayed''': Walt's war stories are mostly true, but the specifics (claiming to have won a certain medal for a certain action) are falsified.

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* '''Downplayed''': '''Downplayed''':
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Walt's war stories are mostly true, but the specifics (claiming to have won a certain medal for a certain action) are falsified.



* '''Inverted''': Walt, who has won several medals for courage in battle, claims to have never served in the army, or that he served in a support role behind the lines and never saw combat.

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* '''Inverted''': '''Inverted''':
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Walt, who has won several medals for courage in battle, claims to have never served in the army, or that he served in a support role behind the lines and never saw combat.



* '''Deconstructed''': Walt claims to have been in "the army" but there are no records of him serving. When confronted about this, he says, "I was in 'The Army'... as in the Salvation Army. I was a volunteer, you jackass." This makes the characters confronting him feel very guilty for not believing him.

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* '''Deconstructed''': '''Deconstructed''':
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Walt claims to have been in "the army" but there are no records of him serving. When confronted about this, he says, "I was in 'The Army'... as in the Salvation Army. I was a volunteer, you jackass." This makes the characters confronting him feel very guilty for not believing him.



Take your fake medals back to PhonyVeteran.

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Take your fake medals back to PhonyVeteran.PhonyVeteran
18th Dec '13 11:15:47 AM DialgaX
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** Bob, who has never been in the army, claims to be a veteran.
** Bob was really in the army, but claims to have won numerous medals for courage in battle, when in reality he was in a support role behind the lines and never saw combat.
* '''Exaggerated''': Bob, who is obviously a teenager, claims to have singlehandedly won a war that ended before he was born.
* '''Downplayed''': Bob's war stories are mostly true, but the specifics (claiming to have won a certain medal for a certain action) are falsified.

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** Bob, [[MeaningfulName Walt]] who has never been in the army, claims to be a veteran.
** Bob Walt was really in the army, but claims to have won numerous medals for courage in battle, when in reality he was in a support role behind the lines and never saw combat.
* '''Exaggerated''': Bob, Walt, who is obviously a teenager, claims to have singlehandedly won a war that ended before he was born.
* '''Downplayed''': Bob's Walt's war stories are mostly true, but the specifics (claiming to have won a certain medal for a certain action) are falsified.falsified.
** Walt claims to be a sergeant in the Troperia Army but in reality, he's just a private [[NewMeat fresh from basic training]].
** Walt claims to be a member of the [[ElitesAreMoreGlamorous Troperia Rangers]] when in actuality, he's just an ordinary infantryman.



** Bob's a con man, or he wants the perks that come with veteran status.
** Bob is a pathological liar.
* '''Inverted''': Bob, who has won several medals for courage in battle, claims to have never served in the army, or that he served in a support role behind the lines and never saw combat.

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** Bob's Walt's a con man, or he wants the perks that come with veteran status.
status or wants the benefits of being a higher rank.
** Bob Walt is a pathological liar.
* '''Inverted''': Bob, Walt, who has won several medals for courage in battle, claims to have never served in the army, or that he served in a support role behind the lines and never saw combat.combat.
** Despite serving in the military, Walt passes himself off as a civilian.



** It turns out that Bob really is a veteran, and that his service record is true.
** Bob lied ''about'' his military service. He actually fought for the other side.
* '''Double Subverted''': The documents confirming Bob's service record turn out to be faked.
* '''Parodied''': Bob claims to be a veteran of various fictional battles.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Bob truthfully claims to be a veteran, but he lost his hand in an accident after the war, which everyone around him assumes was a war injury, and he lets them think that because he's sick and tired of correcting people all the time.
* '''Averted''': Bob never lies about his military service or lack thereof.
* '''Enforced''': Bob was based off of a [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed real person]] who was later exposed as such. Given his [[MilesGloriosus bluster before]] it is consistent with his character anyway.
* '''Lampshaded''': "You weren't even in the army, Bob!"

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** It turns out that Bob Walt really is a veteran, and that his service record is true.
** Bob Walt lied ''about'' his military service. He actually fought for the other side.
* '''Double Subverted''': The documents confirming Bob's Walt's service record turn out to be faked.
* '''Parodied''': Bob Walt claims to be a veteran of various fictional battles.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Bob Walt truthfully claims to be a veteran, but he lost his hand in an accident after the war, which everyone around him assumes was a war injury, and he lets them think that because he's sick and tired of correcting people all the time.
* '''Averted''': Bob Walt never lies about his military service or lack thereof.
* '''Enforced''': Bob Walt was based off of a [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed real person]] who was later exposed as such. Given his [[MilesGloriosus bluster before]] it is consistent with his character anyway.
* '''Lampshaded''': "You weren't even in the army, Bob!"Walt!"



** Bob claims Alice was not really in the military and that her tales of combat are false in order to get people to hate her.
** Bob needs money and a veteran's pension seems like the perfect way to get it.
** Bob is running for a political office and exaggerates his military record in order to improve his popularity.
* '''Defied''': Bob enlists so he won't have to be a pathetic impostor.
* '''Discussed''': "By the way, don't believe anything Bob tells you. Especially if he's going on about his military past. He didn't even serve."
* '''Conversed''': "Bob is such an evil character. He has everyone on the show fooled that he was in the military."
* '''Implied''': Bob's age and details [[DanBrowned aren't quite right]].
* '''Deconstructed''': Bob claims to have been in "the army" but there are no records of him serving. When confronted about this, he says, "I was in 'The Army'... as in the Salvation Army. I was a volunteer, you jackass." This makes the characters confronting him feel very guilty for not believing him.

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** Bob Walt claims Alice was not really in the military and that her tales of combat are false in order to get people to hate her.
** Bob Walt needs money and a veteran's pension seems like the perfect way to get it.
** Bob Walt is running for a political office and exaggerates his military record in order to improve his popularity.
* '''Defied''': Bob Walt enlists so he won't have to be a pathetic impostor.
* '''Discussed''': "By the way, don't believe anything Bob Walt tells you. Especially if he's going on about his military past. He didn't even serve."
* '''Conversed''': "Bob "Walt is such an evil character. He has everyone on the show fooled that he was in the military."
* '''Implied''': Bob's Walt's age and details [[DanBrowned aren't quite right]].
* '''Deconstructed''': Bob Walt claims to have been in "the army" but there are no records of him serving. When confronted about this, he says, "I was in 'The Army'... as in the Salvation Army. I was a volunteer, you jackass." This makes the characters confronting him feel very guilty for not believing him.him.
** Impersonating a veteran is illegal in Troperia and Walt gets arrested and jailed.



* '''Played For Laughs''': Bob wants to go on a date with Alice, so he tells her he is a war vet in order to impress her. Things go well until a bully mouths off at them and Alice shouts, "My boyfriend was in the army! Get ready for an ass kicking!". Bob nervously rolls up his sleeves and hopes for the best as he stares down the large man in front of him.

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* '''Played For Laughs''': Bob Walt wants to go on a date with Alice, so he tells her he is a war vet in order to impress her. Things go well until a bully mouths off at them and Alice shouts, "My boyfriend was in the army! Get ready for an ass kicking!". Bob Walt nervously rolls up his sleeves and hopes for the best as he stares down the large man in front of him.



** Bob is deeply insecure and a pathological liar. He makes up wild stories about his days in the military so people will notice him.
** Bob pretends to be a different man that was actually killed in battle many years ago. When the soldier's family discovers that he is an impostor, Bob tries to murder them.

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** Bob Walt is deeply insecure and a pathological liar. He makes up wild stories about his days in the military so people will notice him.
** Bob Walt pretends to be a different man that was actually killed in battle many years ago. When the soldier's family discovers that he is an impostor, Bob tries to murder them.
18th Aug '13 4:07:36 AM Naram-Sin
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* '''Subverted''': It turns out that Bob really is a veteran, and that his service record is true.

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* '''Subverted''': '''Subverted''':
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It turns out that Bob really is a veteran, and that his service record is true.true.
** Bob lied ''about'' his military service. He actually fought for the other side.



* '''Played For Drama''': Bob is deeply insecure and a pathological liar. He makes up wild stories about his days in the military so people will notice him.

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* '''Played For Drama''': Drama''':
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Bob is deeply insecure and a pathological liar. He makes up wild stories about his days in the military so people will notice him.him.
** Bob pretends to be a different man that was actually killed in battle many years ago. When the soldier's family discovers that he is an impostor, Bob tries to murder them.
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