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Playing With: Military Brat
Basic Trope: The character is the child of a military person.
  • Straight: Junior is the son of Sergeant Bob.
  • Exaggerated: Both of Junior's parents came from a long family line of military personnel.
  • Downplayed: Junior's father is a veteran, but Junior was born after Bob left the army.
  • Justified:
    • It is mandatory for Junior's country for people to serve in the military for a number of years once they've come of age.
    • Junior's country is defended by a warrior aristocracy.
  • Inverted: Junior is a solider who has parents who have never served in the military.
  • Subverted: Bob once thought about joining the military but has chosen the life of a civilian instead.
  • Double Subverted: Bob was soon conscripted into the military by the government.
  • Parodied:
    • Bob works for the military but is quite incompetent. Junior is embarrassed by his father.
    • Junior is a bratty child who likes to wear a military getup.
  • Zig Zagged: Bob isn't currently in the military, but it turns out he was until (and during) The War. This gave him a deep pacifist outlook, which he fails to impart to Junior, who joins the army out of rebelliousness.
  • Averted: Junior has civilian parents.
  • Enforced: ???
  • Lampshaded: "Man, look at Junior go. I bet his dad is a soldier or something."
  • Invoked: A recruiter knocked on Junior's home and asked if his father is interested in joining the military.
  • Exploited: Junior would often use the fact that his father is a military man to gain leverage in social situations.
  • Defied:
    • Bob's wife, Alice, is trying to prevent Bob from joining the military due to fear that he may get killed or die.
    • Bob is a (former) soldier who doesn't want kids and neither does his wife, Alice.
  • Discussed: "The military's been in a recruitment spree these past few days. Sooner or later we might hear news that Junior's dad have joined the military."
  • Conversed: "Why are all military brats like that on TV? I've met people with soldiers for parents and not all of them turned out like that."
  • Implied: A photograph was found in Junior's house. It was a picture of a lady, a child who bare resemblance to Junior and a man in military uniform.
  • Deconstructed: Junior's childhood is brutal compared to other people due to how strict and disciplinarian his father, Sergeant Bob, is.
  • Reconstructed: Sergeant Bob is quite a loving and caring family man despite what his occupation implies him to be.
  • Played For Drama: Junior is an orphan. Sergeant Bob was killed in combat. Alice commited suicide after she heard the news.

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