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12th Nov '17 8:41:11 AM Shadowgazer
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** General Bob is uncaring about the deaths of his men because he is TheStoic.

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** General Bob is uncaring about the deaths of his men because he is TheStoic.TheSociopath.
15th Aug '17 1:38:33 PM NVPOWER
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* '''Downplayed''': General Bob accepts some casualties, understanding that it's unavoidable.

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* '''Downplayed''': '''Downplayed''':
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General Bob accepts some casualties, understanding that it's unavoidable.unavoidable.
** The soldiers in question are clones(like in Star Wars), Robots(again, like in star wars), zombies or other creatures that aren't really alive or sentient in the correct sense of the term(MAYBE except for clones, depending on the setting) and can be easily mass-produced, wich means that even if Bob sacrifices 50% of his entire army, he could easily replace them in no time.



** General Bob is uncaring about the deaths of him men because he is TheStoic.

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** General Bob is uncaring about the deaths of him his men because he is TheStoic.
23rd Jun '17 8:37:42 PM doorhandle
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** Bob's soldiers are expendable in the sense [[UriahGambit that they need to be expended as quickly as possible]] [[ExplosiveBreeder due to massive overpopulation.]]
1st Apr '17 10:19:00 AM ectostar
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'''Basic Trope''': A character doesn't care if his[=/=]her underlings die, since he/she can easily replace them.

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'''Basic Trope''': A character doesn't care if his[=/=]her their underlings die, since he/she they can easily replace them.



** [[GodzillaThreshold It's either this or the End of Everything.]]

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** [[GodzillaThreshold It's either this or the End of Everything.]]Everything]].



** General Bob's soldiers are MechaMooks that can be [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman replaced quickly and cheaply.]]
* '''Inverted''': [[AFatherToHisMen General Bob cares so much about his soldiers that he would rather lose the war than see them killed.]]

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** General Bob's soldiers are MechaMooks that can be [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman replaced quickly and cheaply.]]
cheaply]].
* '''Inverted''': [[AFatherToHisMen General Bob cares so much about his soldiers that he would rather lose the war than see them killed.]]killed]].



** 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.]]
* '''Double Subverted''': ...but then it turns he was [[GeneralRipper just pretending to mourn them so people would stop criticizing him for being too callous.]]
* '''Parodied''': General Bob sacrifices a million soldiers [[MustHaveCaffeine just to get himself a cup of coffee,]] and then sends a million more out [[SillyReasonForWar because he doesn't have any cream for his 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.]]

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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,]] men]], but he's also [[TheAce a skilled enough commander]] that [[MaryTzu he can make it through battles without taking heavy casualties anyway.]]anyway]].



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

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



** General Bob's callousness results in morale plummeting to rock bottom, and most of his soldiers desert or defect. This 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. This eventually results in either General Bob being court-martialed or one of his former troops [[KarmicDeath killing him]] [[MistreatmentInducedBetrayal for such cruelty]]cruelty]].



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

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