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YMMV: Lone Survivor

For the 2012 video game:

  • Awesome Music:
  • Fanon: The pocket flashlight You wears is commonly mistaken by players for a red tie, and drawn as such in many fan works.
  • Hell Is That Noise: Several. If you are in an area where there are thin men, there will be a high pitched growl. For fat men, a low continuous gurgle.
    • Similarly, thin men and final boss make shrill, almost electronic, and disturbing screeches every time they are alerted to the player's presence (and attacking in the case of the latter).
  • Tearjerker: The Green ending.

For the book and the film adaptation:

  • Harsher in Hindsight: As if the terrifying descriptions of combat and death weren't bad enough, a man was killed at a screening of the film adaptation for refusing to stop texting.
  • Magnum Opus: The film adaptation is Peter Berg's most critically successful film, along with Friday Night Lights.
  • Nightmare Fuel: The squad jumps off of a small cliff to escape the Taliban. When they're rolling down the hill below, there are lots of wince-inducing shots showing them landing in ways that could easily break bones or hitting obstacles very hard, and the whole ordeal leaves them significantly bloodier than the preceding gunfight.
  • Values Dissonance: Luttrel is a very conservative Christian from the American South, and has effectively no common ground with the also very conservative Muslim Pashtun. Still, he admires their courage and commitment to their idea of honor, and when describes the the Pashtun attitude towards women, and admits that while their extreme views "may not work for downtown Dallas," it seemed to work well enough for them.

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