'''Basic Trope''': A sniper who is [[TheStoic emotionally detached]], grim, and determined.
* '''Straight''': [[GrimUpNorth Gustav]] is the team's sniper. He is emotionally detached and lives farther down the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism than all of his allies.
* '''Exaggerated''': His side just suffered a massive, ''massive'' loss, and they lost the war and they're all going to die horribly. Gustav doesn't bat an eye.
* '''Downplayed''': Gustav is a ColdSniper and ConsummateProfessional when working. Outside of it he's a NiceGuy.
* '''Justified''':
** Sniper doctrine (or any sort of killing) -- detach yourself from the enemy. You're often alone or with a spotter too.
** Gustav is a [[DeceptivelyHumanRobots literal sniping machine!]] Emotions aren't only irrelevant to him, they would get on the way of the duty he was built for.
** Gustav has AspergersSyndrome.
** Gustav follows a religion that mandates [[TheStoic Stoicism]].
* '''Inverted''':
** Gustav is [[BloodKnight positively]] [[AxCrazy outright]] [[CloudCuckoolander bonkers]].
** Or he's a HotBlooded BoisterousBruiser who knocks back a pint every time he scores a headshot.
** Or he's a FriendlySniper.
** Or [[NotGoodWithPeople he's actually kind of nervous and high-strung when people, friend or foe, are within twenty feet of him]], [[BunnyEarsLawyer but functions well as a sniper because it keeps him away from the bulk of the combat and lets him work alone]].
* '''Subverted''':
** Gustav is set up as a ColdSniper, but upon meeting him, we learn that he's a FriendlySniper.
** Or, when [[NewMeat the new guy]] meets him, he's cold and distant, but that's because he's a SugarAndIceGuy.
* '''Double Subverted''': Gustav is set up as a ColdSniper, but upon meeting him, we learn that he's a FriendlySniper... in social situations. When he's later seen in combat, he's utterly cold and remorseless (which is possibly why he's relaxed and friendly outside of combat; it just doesn't get to him at all).
* '''Parodied''':
** Gustav, [[ImprobableAimingSkills who regularly destroys enemy aircraft with a single shot of a rifle]], laments failing the sniper test numerous times for not being stoic enough.
** Gustav is normal. He's just from a particularly [[IncrediblyLamePun cold]] [[SlippySlideyIceWorld place]].
* '''Zig Zagged''':
** When heroes meet Gustav, he is very cold... but that's because his girlfriend ditched him. His mood swings rather unpredictably from that point on.
** Gustav is cold towards non-snipers because he feels unable to relate to them and their experiences as opposed to his own, and vice versa. As such, he comes off as cold and distant to them. With fellow snipers, because he is able to relate to them better, he is a lot more convivial. His mood varies depending on who he's with.
** Gustav is outwardly cold as ice. Secretly, he is a WarriorPoet. If he has a SniperDuel with a WorthyOpponent he respects, he will write an elgy for him, burn it in a private ceremony and bury the ashes when no one is looking.
* '''Averted''': Snipers are just like every other soldier.
* '''Enforced''': "I think we need TheStoic for our TrueCompanions, and it also seems to be missing characters effective at long range. [[IdeaBulb Hmm]]".
* '''Lampshaded''': "Oh, that's Gustav. Don't try to make him change his expression - [[PerpetualFrowner it never works]]".
* '''Invoked''': Gustav convinces some villagers to spread the rumor that he's a heartless bastard to scare the enemy soldiers.
* '''Exploited''': ???
* '''Defied''':
** "I'm not the Franchise/{{Terminator}} with a sniper rifle. C'mon, I'll introduce you to the rest of the squad".
** Gustav doesn't like sniper rifles, and prefers to get up close and personal.
* '''Discussed''': "Are all snipers that emotionless?"
* '''Conversed''': "Five bucks says the guy with the scoped rifle is an ice-cold hardass".
* '''Deconstructed''':
** Gustav is a war criminal and an unquestioning lapdog for his side, which regularly commits genocide.
** Or he's suffering from PTSD... [[NotSoStoic and]] [[RageBreakingPoint he]] [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge eventually]] [[HeroicBSOD cracks]].
* '''Reconstructed''':
** That's just enemy propaganda.
** "If I had PTSD, I would have been shipped home".
** Gustav is a sociopath, so he doesn't feel anything when he kills people. But he knows he should stay out of trouble too.
* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': Gustav is cold not because of the stereotype, but because the author is making a point about the [[WarIsHell horrors of war]].
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