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* TookALevelInJerkass: In the fourth movie - although he is still one of "the good guys" - he is portrayed as more rude and cynical than in the first three movies. [[IronWoobie Considering everything he's been through up 'til then]], it's perfectly understandable that he'd be a left a little bitter.

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* TookALevelInJerkass: In the fourth movie - although he is still one of "the good guys" - he is portrayed as more rude and cynical than in the first three movies. [[IronWoobie Considering everything he's been through up 'til then]], it's perfectly understandable that he'd be a left a little bitter.



* TheWoobie: especially in the first film, Rambo has been through hell and returns home to be persecuted by a Jerkass sheriff who [[spoiler:eventually tries to kill for something Galt's death even though it wasn't entirely his fault.]]

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* TheWoobie: especially in the first film, Rambo has been through hell and returns home to be persecuted by a Jerkass sheriff who [[spoiler:eventually tries to kill for something Galt's death even though it wasn't entirely his fault.]]




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* TheWoobie: especially in the first film, Rambo has been through hell and returns home to be persecuted by a Jerkass sheriff who [[spoiler:eventually tries to kill for something Galt's death even though it wasn't entirely his fault.]]


* AdaptationalHeroism: Perhaps more like "adaptational sympathy", but Rambo was a much darker character in the ''First Blood'' book. The novel puts more emphasis on the fact that the whole situation mostly happens because of Rambo's own pride, and Teasle actually gives him several chances to leave the town peacefully, as opposed to the movie where he takes him in after coming back once. Rambo's actions also seem more like vengeance and he eventually realises he is fighting [[BloodKnight because he likes it]], whereas in the movie they seem more like self-defense. And while in the film he only kills one person, in the book he [[ShootEverythingThatMoves slaughters dozens of people]] and is basically like an evil version of what the character would become in later films, and more or less serves as the BigBad of the story.

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* AdaptationalHeroism: Perhaps more like "adaptational sympathy", but Rambo was a much darker character in the ''First Blood'' book. The novel puts more emphasis on the fact that the whole situation mostly happens because of Rambo's own pride, and Teasle actually gives him several chances to leave the town peacefully, as opposed to the movie where he takes him in after coming back once. Rambo's actions also seem more like vengeance and he eventually realises realizes he is fighting [[BloodKnight because he likes it]], whereas in the movie they seem more like self-defense. And while in the film he only kills one person, person by accident, in the book he [[ShootEverythingThatMoves slaughters dozens of people]] and is basically like an evil version of what the character would become in later films, and more or less serves as the BigBad of the story.



* NominalHero: In the first movie, he's only fighting to survive and rather brutal with his methods (despite refusing to kill his enemies).



* VillainProtagonist: In the first film, in a way, as he was a fugitive from justice and the antagonists are actually law enforcement trying to track him down, but his sympathetic portrayal and later much more heroic depiction in the sequels subverts this, making him more of a HeroWithBadPublicity instead. However, he plays the role straight in the novel due to the AdaptationalHeroism of the character in the films.

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* VillainProtagonist: In the first film, in a way, as he was a fugitive from justice and the antagonists are actually law enforcement trying to track him down, but his sympathetic portrayal and later much more heroic depiction in the sequels subverts this, making him more of film he's a HeroWithBadPublicity instead. However, but he plays gives the role straight in police every chance to walk away, the novel due to the AdaptationalHeroism of the character however has Rambo slaughter countless townspeople for getting in the films.his way.


---> "Murdoch..." *clinches microphone* "''I'm coming for you.''"

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---> "Murdoch..." *clinches microphone* "''I'm coming for you.to get '''you'''.''"


* VillainProtagonist: In the first film, in a way, as he was a fugitive from justice and the antagonists are actually law enforcement trying to track him down, but his sympathetic portrayal and latter much more heroic depiction subverts this. However, he plays the role straight in the novel due to the AdaptationalHeroism of the character in the films.

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* VillainProtagonist: In the first film, in a way, as he was a fugitive from justice and the antagonists are actually law enforcement trying to track him down, but his sympathetic portrayal and latter later much more heroic depiction in the sequels subverts this.this, making him more of a HeroWithBadPublicity instead. However, he plays the role straight in the novel due to the AdaptationalHeroism of the character in the films.


* VillainProtagonist: In the first film, in a way, as he was a fugitive from justice and the antagonists are actually law enforcement trying to track him down. However, he plays the role straight in the novel due to the AdaptationalHeroism of the character in the films.

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* VillainProtagonist: In the first film, in a way, as he was a fugitive from justice and the antagonists are actually law enforcement trying to track him down.down, but his sympathetic portrayal and latter much more heroic depiction subverts this. However, he plays the role straight in the novel due to the AdaptationalHeroism of the character in the films.


* BadassGrandpa: In his 60's during Rambo IV, and still just a lethal to those in his way.

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* BadassGrandpa: In his 60's during Rambo IV, by the time of ''Rambo IV'' and 70's by the time of ''Last Blood'', and still just a as lethal to those in his way.

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* InelegantBlubbering: At the end of ''First Blood'', when talking to Trautman about his DarkAndTroubledPast.


** ArtisticLicenseLaw: Presidential pardons only apply for federal crimes. For the crimes Rambo committed in the first film, he would have needed a pardon from the governor of Washington. However, that fact he did not get a pardon form the governor of Washington next to his presidential pardon may contribute to why Rambo self-exiled himself to Thailand following feeling being banned from ever returning to the States.


** ArtisticLicenseLaw: Presidential pardons only apply for federal crimes. For the crimes Rambo committed in the first film, he would have needed a pardon from the governor of Washington.

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** ArtisticLicenseLaw: Presidential pardons only apply for federal crimes. For the crimes Rambo committed in the first film, he would have needed a pardon from the governor of Washington. However, that fact he did not get a pardon form the governor of Washington next to his presidential pardon may contribute to why Rambo self-exiled himself to Thailand following feeling being banned from ever returning to the States.

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** ArtisticLicenseLaw: Presidential pardons only apply for federal crimes. For the crimes Rambo committed in the first film, he would have needed a pardon from the governor of Washington.


* KnightOfCerebus: Way before the inclusion of the more disturbing and vile Tint in the fourth film, Galt fulfilled this role of sorts due to being more vile and lawless than Teasle through the cruelty towards Rambo and then his attempt to kill him in retribution for assaulting him after Galt tormented him. The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsjiRaVJK3A music]] that plays during his intense scene when he tries to shoot Rambo in cold blood before meeting his death reflects on this trope Galt borders on and can feel like it came straight out of a horror film.

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* KnightOfCerebus: Way before the inclusion of the more disturbing and vile Tint in the fourth film, Galt fulfilled this role of sorts due to being more vile and lawless than Teasle through the his cruelty towards Rambo and then his attempt to kill him in retribution for assaulting him after Galt tormented him. The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsjiRaVJK3A music]] that plays during his intense scene when he tries to shoot Rambo in cold blood before meeting his death reflects on this trope Galt borders on and can feel like it came straight out of a horror film.

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* KnightOfCerebus: Way before the inclusion of the more disturbing and vile Tint in the fourth film, Galt fulfilled this role of sorts due to being more vile and lawless than Teasle through the cruelty towards Rambo and then his attempt to kill him in retribution for assaulting him after Galt tormented him. The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsjiRaVJK3A music]] that plays during his intense scene when he tries to shoot Rambo in cold blood before meeting his death reflects on this trope Galt borders on and can feel like it came straight out of a horror film.

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* ByTheBookCop: Downplayed due to being a RabidCop, but while Teasle wants Rambo just as bad he's still willing to go by the book on apprehending him


* ActorAllusion: Teasle is a Korean War veteran, which is funny as his actor Brian Dennehy early in his acting career had appeared in an episode of the Korean War-set television series ''Series/{{MASH}}'' (which the series, as well as the [[Film/{{MASH}} movie]], that ironically featured Rambo's actor Stallone as an extra and [[Literature/{{Mash}} book]] it was based on, was seen as NotSoDifferent from the Vietnam War, which Teasle ironically bares prejudice against veterans of in this film).

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* ActorAllusion: Teasle is a Korean War veteran, which is funny as his actor Brian Dennehy early in his acting career had appeared in an episode of the Korean War-set television series ''Series/{{MASH}}'' (which the series, as well as the [[Film/{{MASH}} movie]], that ironically featured Rambo's actor Stallone as an extra and [[Literature/{{Mash}} book]] it was they were based on, was seen as NotSoDifferent from the Vietnam War, which Teasle ironically bares prejudice against veterans of in this film).

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