History PlayingWith / WeHaveReserves

2nd Nov '16 7:50:16 AM VPhantom
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* '''Implied''': In the [[FreezeFrameBonus background in a few scenes,]] you can see computer screens displaying the army's total strength, which is plummeting rapidly.



* '''Implied''': In the [[FreezeFrameBonus background in a few scenes,]] you can see computer screens displaying the army's total strength, which is plummeting rapidly.



%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
2nd Nov '16 6:17:37 AM TheSaintOfAllTropers
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** General Bob's soldiers are MechaMooks that can be replaced quickly and cheaply.

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** General Bob's soldiers are MechaMooks that can be [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman replaced quickly and cheaply.]]



** General Bob initially appears to not care when his soldiers die, but is later shown [[DrowningMySorrows drowning his sorrows]], suffering from BadDreams, or otherwise mourning the deaths of his men.
* '''Double Subverted''': ...but then it turns he was just pretending to mourn them so people would stop criticizing him for being too callous.
* '''Parodied''': General Bob sacrifices a million soldiers just to get himself a cup of coffee, and then sends a million more out because he doesn't have any cream for his coffee.
* '''Zig Zagged''': ???
* '''Averted''': General Bob does not treat his men as completely expendable. This may or may not necessarily entail being AFatherToHisMen.

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** General Bob initially appears to not care when his soldiers die, but is later shown [[DrowningMySorrows drowning his sorrows]], suffering from BadDreams, or otherwise [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone mourning the deaths of his men.
men.]]
* '''Double Subverted''': ...but then it turns he was [[GeneralRipper just pretending to mourn them so people would stop criticizing him for being too callous.
callous.]]
* '''Parodied''': General Bob sacrifices a million soldiers [[MustHaveCaffeine just to get himself a cup of coffee, coffee,]] and then sends a million more out [[SillyReasonForWar because he doesn't have any cream for his coffee.
coffee.]]
* '''Zig Zagged''': ???
Bob [[GeneralRipper doesn't particularly care about the lives of his men,]] but he's also [[TheAce a skilled enough commander]] that [[MaryTzu he can make it through battles without taking heavy casualties anyway.]]
* '''Averted''': General Bob does not treat his men as completely expendable. This [[AFatherToHisMen may]] or [[PragmaticVillainy may or may not not]] necessarily entail being AFatherToHisMen.



* '''Discussed''': "The General really doesn't care how many of his own soldiers die, as long he gets to proclaim victory at the end of the battle."

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* '''Discussed''': "The General really doesn't care how many of his own soldiers die, die [[GloryHound as long he gets to proclaim victory at the end of the battle.""]]



*'''Implied''': In the [[FreezeFrameBonus background in a few scenes,]] you can see computer screens displaying the army's total strength, which is plummeting rapidly.



Back to WeHaveReserves

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Back to WeHaveReservesWeHaveReserves, men, [[SelfDemonstratingArticle and I don't care how many of you die to get us there!]]



%%* '''Implied''': ???
31st Aug '16 2:50:08 AM zequeins
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** It's either this or the End of Everything.

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** [[GodzillaThreshold It's either this or the End of Everything.]]
15th Aug '16 6:12:11 PM DoctorTItanX
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'''Basic Trope''': A character doesn't care if his[=/=]her underlings die, since he can easily replace them.

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'''Basic Trope''': A character doesn't care if his[=/=]her underlings die, since he he/she can easily replace them.
12th Oct '15 8:52:55 AM VPhantom
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** General Bob's callousness results in morale plummeting to rock bottom, and most of his soldiers desert or defect.
*** The above eventually results in either General Bob being court-martialed or one of his former troops [[KarmicDeath killing him]] [[MistreatmentInducedBetrayal for such cruelty]]

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** General Bob's callousness results in morale plummeting to rock bottom, and most of his soldiers desert or defect.
*** The above
defect. This eventually results in either General Bob being court-martialed or one of his former troops [[KarmicDeath killing him]] [[MistreatmentInducedBetrayal for such cruelty]]
12th Oct '15 8:50:28 AM NisjayCakecup
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*** The above eventually results in either General Bob being court-martialed or one of his former troops [[KarmicDeath killing him]] [[MistreatmentInducedBetrayal for such cruelty]]
17th Aug '15 8:45:04 PM Berrenta
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* '''Justified''': It's either this or the End of Everything.

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* '''Justified''': '''Justified''':
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It's either this or the End of Everything.



* '''Exploited''': Bob's enemies continually encourage his men to desert, and they're only too willing to accept the offer; after all, it's not like they could be treated any worse as POWs than they are as soldiers.

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* '''Exploited''': Bob's enemies continually encourage his men to desert, and they're only too willing to accept the offer; after all, it's not like they could be treated any worse as POWs [=POWs=] than they are as soldiers.
23rd Jul '14 7:02:36 AM Luigifan
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* '''Downplayed''': General accepts some casualties, understanding that its unavoidable.
* '''Justified''': Its either this or the End of Everything.

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* '''Downplayed''': General Bob accepts some casualties, understanding that its it's unavoidable.
* '''Justified''': Its It's either this or the End of Everything.



** General Bob starts with this attitude, but once he sees that WarIsHell he starts to care far more about his men.

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** General Bob starts with this attitude, but once he sees that WarIsHell WarIsHell, he starts to care far more about his men.



* '''Double Subverted''': ... but then it turns he was just pretending to mourn them so people would stop criticizing him for being too callous.

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* '''Double Subverted''': ... but then it turns he was just pretending to mourn them so people would stop criticizing him for being too callous.



* '''Averted''': General Bob does not treat his men as completely expendable. This may or may not necessarily entail being AFatherToHisMen

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* '''Averted''': General Bob does not treat his men as completely expendable. This may or may not necessarily entail being AFatherToHisMenAFatherToHisMen.



* '''Exploited''': Bob's enemies are continually encourage his men to desert, and they're only too willing to accept the offer; after all, it's not like they could be treated any worse as POWs than they are as soldiers.

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* '''Exploited''': Bob's enemies are continually encourage his men to desert, and they're only too willing to accept the offer; after all, it's not like they could be treated any worse as POWs than they are as soldiers.
10th May '14 7:57:10 PM VPhantom
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* '''Straight''': General Bob orders his soldiers to charge a heavily fortified location, knowing that they will certainly all die.

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* '''Straight''': '''Straight''':
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General Bob orders his soldiers to charge a heavily fortified location, knowing that they will certainly all die.
10th May '14 7:20:48 PM Zuxtron
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* '''Straight''': General Bob callously orders soldiers into certain death.

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* '''Straight''': General Bob callously orders his soldiers into certain death.to charge a heavily fortified location, knowing that they will certainly all die.
** General Bob asks for an artillery strike that will hit both the enemy and his own troops.
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