Playing With / Colonel Kilgore

Basic Trope: A soldier enjoys war.
  • Straight: Bob doesn't go to the battle field with regret, he enters with a Slasher Smile, because of his enjoyment.
  • Exaggerated: Bob joined the military for pure joy, and goes far enough to move out of countries if they don't go to war.
  • Downplayed: Bob enjoys war, but he also cares about the country he is fighting for.
  • Justified:
    • Bob joined the military specifically so he could kill people and get away with it.
    • Bob enjoys fighting alongside his True Companions, and joining the military is the quickest way to gain one.
    • Bob joins the military and kills for the sake of his personal glory.
  • Inverted: Bob, a Technical Pacifist, was drafted. Even though he's a soldier, he hates war and killing.
  • Subverted: Bob walks out on to the battlefield with a Slasher Smile, but as soon as he has to kill someone, he breaks down mentally.
  • Double Subverted: ...but after killing no longer fazes him, the Slasher Smile finds its way back.
  • Parodied: ???
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Bob is a regular soldier.
  • Enforced: "We need a bad guy in the military that loves fighting and stirs up trouble."
  • Lampshaded: "You seem to enjoy shooting at terrorists a bit too much."
  • Invoked: Bob is sent to the front because he loves fighting.
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: ???
  • Discussed: "Alice is worried about Bob. He seemes to enjoy fighting a little too much, man's eyes would light up at the sound of gunfire."
  • Conversed: ???

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