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Playing With: The Neidermeyer
Basic Trope: A Jerk Ass military leader hated by his own men.
  • Straight: Lt. Kilroy of A Company earns the scorn of his men for being a stuck-up thug.
  • Exaggerated: Lt. Kilroy of A Company earns the scorn of his men for being a stuck-up thug whose idea of basic training is to drop his men into an actual warzone without much aid!
  • Downplayed: The men don't like Lt. Kilroy as much as the old Lt.
  • Justified: Lt. Kilroy's the only man qualified, or his placement in A Company is part of a Secret Test of Character by the high brass for the men.
  • Inverted: Lt. Kilroy of A Company is a nice guy, but his men are jerks.
  • Subverted:
    • Lt. Kilroy's actually a tough and fair Sergeant Rock
    • The men are slackers who don't recognize sound discipline when they see it.
  • Double Subverted: ...Who brags constantly about how A Company is going to make him famous.
  • Parodied: Lt. Kilroy is so tough and unfair that the entire A Company is slaughtered on its first mission.
  • Zig Zagged: Lt. Kilroy switches from tough and fair to just plain tough each day.
  • Averted: Lt. Kilroy is a good guy, no strings attached.
  • Enforced:
    • Lt. Kilroy is based on the author's experiences of being in the military, and his commander was quite sadistic and often relentlessly so.
    • Lt. Kilroy is put in to contrast him with Lt. Rock, who is A Father to His Men and is generally the good side of military command, and needed somebody to balance him out.
    • Lt. Kilroy is made to help deliver the message that War Is Hell, being not only a Neider Meyer but also a General Ripper, to show bad sorts of military commanders in bad situations.
  • Lampshaded: "If I ain't that tough maggots, You! Can! Never! Be! Real Men!."
  • Invoked: The military high brass purposefully places Lt. Kilroy, the drunkard, illiterate thug "with an F in public relations" into A Company just to see the fur fly.
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: Lt. Kilroy is fragged once he makes his Neidermeyer tendencies known; or, he's humbled by the A Company and changes his ways.
  • Discussed: "Does that guy expect to be followed with that attitude?!"
  • Conversed: ???
  • Deconstructed:
  • Reconstructed: Only to realize that while Kilroy was bad news, their new leader General Ripper is far worse. They quickly fall back into line with Kilroy.

Back to The Neidermeyer, you weak, worthless sacks of shit! This is my show!

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