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TrollBrutal
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03:34:45 PM Jan 24th 2013
edited by TrollBrutal
I removed this

  • Analogy Backfire: When war footage is being shot, the marines discuss what roles they want in the movie. One of them says that he'll be General Custer, and it is decided that the Vietnamese shall play the Indians. Custer was killed by Native Americans at the Battle of Little Bighorn.

The tropes is not in play as there is no in-universe backfire, no retort. The trope description includes a back and forth exchange between characters and so do the examples. Viewer realization is not enough, even considering that Tropes Are Flexible.

But there is a trope in there about idiocy and ignorance, but also about sociopathy since Custer killed a lot of Indians before kicking the bucket and is a glorified figure anyway for his last stand. In-universe Artistic License - History would have worked before the rename to Artistic License. Critical Research Failure in-universe doesn't apply well to a throwaway line.

ETA I think I'll add it under Sociopathic Marine
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