Fan Fic / Boys Do Tankary

"Boys Do Tankary"note  is a Girls Und Panzer fanfic by vinini966 that involves new male students getting involved in tankery.

Oarai gets several new arrivals- Major Vincent, Staff Sergeant Nick, Lance Corporal Jon, Sergeant Josh, Warrant Officer Brent and Private Ian- some boys with extensive combat experience who join the tankery team. Unbeknownst to the girls at first, the boys have been to war in the past, and if the machinations of certain individuals succeed, the world will be engulfed in war yet again.

The fic can be found here.

This work contains examples of:

  • 24-Hour Armor: The boys always wear bulletproof vests.
  • Adaptational Villainy
  • The Alcoholic: Vincent and Gage, as a result of the incident in which Nyra was captured and Vincent was forced to shoot her in the head.
  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Vincentís adoptive parents, especially when they ask questions about his relationship with Saori.
  • Anger Born of Worry: Hana smacks Ian after she finds out he was Playing Possum after getting shot.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: Vincent to Maho
    Vincent: Is it true that you have failed to see what is most important to you?
    Maho: No.
    Vincent: Then why have you pushed your sister so far away? You know nothing about true family.
  • Battle Discretion Shot: All of the tournament rounds are quickly passed over much like Anzio was in canon. This includes the match against the 4B3TT3RL1FE program, which the heroes lose.
  • Big Bad: The Orchestrator, from all indications.
  • Bulletproof Vest: Ian and the rest of the boys always wear them.
  • Butt-Monkey: Ami is introduced protesting the boys getting involved in her class, only for Vincent to pull rank and rub her previous defeat against him in her face. It gets worse from there.
  • Child Soldier: Nyra enlisted in the army at 12, Gage at 7, and Vincent at 6.
  • Crossover: Some characters from Advance Wars show up, including Lash and Sonja.
  • Crash-Into Hello: Kay with Ian.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Defied against St. Gloriana, in which itís implied that Vincentís crew could have defeated St. Gloriana almost instantly, but chose not to do so in order to see what Miho and the other girls could do.
  • Curse Cut Short: See Last-Second Word Swap
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Several of the original chraracters. Vincent, on a mission, ends up taking some prisoners, witnesses his subordinates raping and murdering several of the teenage girls, and is forced to kill Nyra after becoming close to her or so he thought. He and Gage, who witnessed all this, become driven to drink.
  • Darker and Edgier: In comparison to Girls Und Panzer, especially with the boys being Child Soldiers who fought in a war, not to mention the fact that another war is coming. Oddly enough, itís classified as ďRomance/HumorĒ
  • Dead Fic: The fic hasn't been updated since May 21, 2013, and since the author has not updated his profile or other fics in a similar amount of time, it likely never will be.
  • Deus Exit Machina: Vincent and his crew hold back against St. Gloriana to test Miho and the othersí abilities.
  • Disney Death: Vincent
  • Disposable Woman: Nyra initially seems to be a tragic figure in Vincentís past, but she isnít actually dead.
  • Entitled to Have You: Miho regarding Vincent
  • Eye Scream: Gage inflicts one to Josh with a knife in a flashback, wanting to taste a human eyeball.
  • Fandom-Specific Plot: Boys getting involved in tankery is a fairly common one for Girls Und Panzer.
  • Gratuitous Rape: Some soldiers on Vincentís side rape several female POWs before shooting them.
  • Improbable Age:
    • Vincent and Gage become commanding officer for a squad of soldiers at the age of seven.
    • In a less extreme example, the Captain is only 18.
  • I Want Grandkids: Vincent's father expresses this desire.
  • Last-Second Word Swap:
    Brent: I'll give Ian hel...I mean a retraining course.
  • The Mole: Ami, apparently.
  • Must Not Die a Virgin: The menís justification for raping the female POWs before killing them, in a sense; they think they're doing them a favor.
  • My Greatest Failure: Gage seems to see letting Nyra get captured as this.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Gage pretends to be drunk to confirm that Vincent was the one who killed Nyra.
  • Obligatory War-Crime Scene: The men on Vincentís side raping and killing female POWs, then when Vincent spares Nyra, having them locked in a room with a gun that has a single bullet for a month until one kills the other, and promising to kill both if neither does.
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • Darjeeling after Vincent gives her a coded warning that he will fire on her and not miss.
    • Vincent after hearing about the 4B3TT3RL1FE program buying over a million dollars' worth of tanks.
  • Older Than They Look: The Captain. Vincent mistakes her for 25, but sheís actually 18.
  • Only One Name: The original characters, with the exception of Ian Mello.
  • Overranked Soldier: Vincent, who appears to be a high school student, is already a Major in the army; even considering that he was enlisted when he was six, this is extreme. The other boys, who range from a Private (Ian) to a Staff "Sargent" (Josh) vary but are less extreme.
  • Playing Possum: Ian, after Ami shoots him in his bulletproof vest.
  • Posthumous Character: Nyra but later subverted.
  • Quickly-Demoted Woman: Ami, who gets pushed aside, demoted to Sergeant Major after trying to have the boys transferred, and exposed as a villain in short order.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: The Captain is relatively understanding and willing to listen to the protagonists, ultimately getting Ami demoted when she tries to have them transferred out.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Vincent gives one to Maho, accusing her of forgetting what family means and pushing her sister away, possibly disregarding that Maho loves Miho dearly and wants her to find her own way of tankery.
  • Rouge Angles of Satin: All over the place.
  • Second Love: Saori for Vincent.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: Vincent.
  • Shut Up, Kirk!: Mahoís contemptuous ďFamily. This coming from a guy who has no familyĒ in response to Vincent accusing her of not understanding what it means to be family.
    • Shut Up, Hannibal!: Vincent immediately responds that he considers his team to be like his family.
  • Stockholm Syndrome: Possibly Vincent and Nyra, although heís technically a prisoner as well.
  • Talk to the Fist: Vincent pistol whips Ami into unconsciousness after she boasts that ďThe OrchestratorĒ will have his war and they will all die.
  • Tragic Keepsake: A lock of Nyra's hair, for Vincent.
  • True Companions: Vincent considers the Oarai team and his squad to be like his family.
  • Wham Episode: Chapter 14(20 by Fanfiction.netís numbering). The protagonists lose to the 4B3TT3RL1FE program, the Oarai ship is attacked, and war breaks out.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Vincent knocks Ami down before handcuffing her,and then pistol-whips her into unconsciousness to shut her up.
  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl: Maho says she doesnít want to fight Vincent due to him being dressed like a girl, even though she herself is one.