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* AluminumChristmasTrees: Man-portable nuclear missiles were tested in America during the 1950's under the codename "Little Feller" (the ''launcher itself'' was codenamed "Davey Crockett"). His general specific unit is a squad of troops armed with man-portable nuclear missiles, and yes, they solved the "Blast radius is bigger than the effective range" problem.


* TheWarOnTerror: He served in Afghanistan during his early career.


* {{Expy}}: His idea of a "warrior heaven on Earth" is much akin to ''{{Franchise/MetalGear}}'''s Outer Heaven, albeit much darker in practice.

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* {{Expy}}: His idea of a "warrior heaven on Earth" is much akin to ''{{Franchise/MetalGear}}'''s ''VideoGame/MetalGear'''s Outer Heaven, albeit much darker in practice.


* CompositeCharacter: He's basically [[UsefulNotes/GeorgeSPatton General Patton]] mixed together with other "gung-ho" American military men like ''[[ApocalypseNow The]]'' ColonelKilgore and the somewhat more down-to-earth [[Film/ForrestGump Lt. Dan Taylor]][[note]]before 'Nam[[/note]].

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* CompositeCharacter: He's basically [[UsefulNotes/GeorgeSPatton General Patton]] mixed together with other "gung-ho" American military men like ''[[ApocalypseNow ''[[Film/ApocalypseNow The]]'' ColonelKilgore and the somewhat more down-to-earth [[Film/ForrestGump Lt. Dan Taylor]][[note]]before 'Nam[[/note]].


* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: In-universe example. The Russians expected the Netherlands campaign to be a cakewalk. Then Willem flooded the countryside, getting their tanks bogged in mud and picked them off with robotic turrets while locking them in with minefields. In the end, it took the Russians several months to subdue the Netherlands while most of the Dutch military - along with what seemed to be the entire population - escaped to continue the fight in France. Cheering ensued.


* BunnyEarsLawyer: A dark version. He and his Advanced Weapons R&D Corps are definitely the odd-balls of the Russian military, but their superior weapons get the job done. Unfortunately, they also commit war crimes '''en masse'''.

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* BunnyEarsLawyer: A dark version. He and his Advanced Weapons R&D Corps are definitely the odd-balls of the Russian military, but their superior weapons get the job done. Unfortunately, they also commit war crimes '''en masse'''.''en masse''.



* CustomUniform: His public persona is always seen with a gas mask and a grey jumpsuit, making this a rare example of a custom uniform being mostly practical, unflashy and free of unnecessary bling.

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* CustomUniform: His public persona is always seen with a [[GasMaskLongcoat gas mask and a grey jumpsuit, jumpsuit]], making this a rare example of a custom uniform being mostly practical, unflashy and free of unnecessary bling.



* EvenEvilHasStandards: He condemns the ECA's usage of [[MoralEventHorizon nuclear weapons against thousands of Russian soldiers]], referring to it as cold-blooded murder and a cowardly act. [[{{Hypocrite}} Not like he's any better...]]
* FalseFlagOperation: His Shock Troopers attacked a Russian missile base while posing as European spec-ops, thus providing the President with a pre-Text for war. Suvorov wasn't expecting something quite as "graphic".

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: He condemns the ECA's usage of [[MoralEventHorizon [[NukeEm nuclear weapons against thousands of Russian soldiers]], referring to it as cold-blooded murder and a cowardly act. [[{{Hypocrite}} Not like he's any better...]]
* FalseFlagOperation: His Shock Troopers attacked a Russian missile base while posing as European spec-ops, special forces, thus providing the President with a pre-Text for war. Suvorov wasn't expecting something quite as "graphic".



* GeneralRipper: He has no problem with sending thousands upon thousands of Russian soldiers into the grinder, then steal all the glory when his Shock Troops make the final push. He also uses captured prisoners in life tests for his weapons. Finally, if he had been granted access to nuclear weapons, he would have used them liberally even on Russian soil.

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* GeneralRipper: He has no problem with sending thousands upon thousands of Russian soldiers into the grinder, then steal stealing all the glory when his Shock Troops make the final push. He also uses captured prisoners in life live-fire tests for his weapons. Finally, if he had been granted access to nuclear weapons, he would have used them liberally even on Russian soil.



* MeaningfulName: The man is clearly styling himself like a Russian Alexander the Great.
* TheNeidermeyer: While his elite Shock Divisions basically treat him like a God and President Suvorov initially put all of his faith in him, he's loathed by the regular Russian military for his incredible callousness and arrogance.

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* MeaningfulName: The man is clearly styling himself like a Russian Alexander the Great.
UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat.
* TheNeidermeyer: While his elite Shock Divisions basically treat him like a God god and President Suvorov initially put all of his faith in him, he's loathed by the regular Russian military for his incredible callousness and arrogance.



* TheStrategist: He likes to present himself as this but in reality, his "grandiose strategic gambits" boil down to throwing Russian Army troops into the grinder, land a decisive strike with his own Shock Divisions and claim all the fame for it.

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* TheStrategist: He likes to present himself as this but in reality, his "grandiose strategic gambits" boil down to throwing Russian Army troops into the grinder, land landing a decisive strike with his own Shock Divisions Divisions, and claim claiming all the fame for it.



* VillainSong: His troops burst into this after he delivered his [[BastardlySpeech infamous hate-speech]] in response to the European nuclear attacks. It's a rather trite, self-indulgent piece in which the [[EliteMooks Shock Divisions]] celebrate their own brutality and their legendary victory during the battle of Kurmuk, which seems to be for them what the battle of Camaron became for the French Foreign Legion. Interestingly, most of the troops seen during the battle (i.e. on the shell map) aren't even Shock Troopers but regular Russian Army grunts, which serves to show that the Shock Divisions take full credit for a battle that was merely coordinated by their commander rather than won by themselves. Rather alike to their [[TheNeidermeyer Leader]] if you think about it.
* WeHaveReserves: He basically treats the ordinary Russian Army troops as this, throwing them against enemy lines to weaken the defenders, then break them down with his Shock Troopers to claim the victory for himself.

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* VillainSong: His troops burst into this after he delivered his [[BastardlySpeech infamous hate-speech]] hate speech]] in response to the European nuclear attacks. It's a rather trite, self-indulgent piece in which the [[EliteMooks Shock Divisions]] celebrate their own brutality and their legendary victory during the battle of Kurmuk, which seems to be for them what the battle of Camaron became for the French Foreign Legion.Kurmuk. Interestingly, most of the troops seen during the battle (i.e. on the shell map) aren't even Shock Troopers but regular Russian Army grunts, which serves to show that the Shock Divisions take full credit for a battle that was merely coordinated by their commander rather than won by themselves. Rather alike to their [[TheNeidermeyer Leader]] leader]] if you think about it.
* WeHaveReserves: He basically treats the ordinary Russian Army troops as this, throwing them against enemy lines to weaken the defenders, then break them down with his Shock Troopers to claim the victory for himself.



* ComicBookFantasyCasting: He might was well be an obvious reincarnation of Marshal Georgy Zhukov of [=WW2=]-fame.

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* ComicBookFantasyCasting: He might was well be an obvious reincarnation of Marshal Georgy Zhukov of [=WW2=]-fame.UsefulNotes/WorldWar2 fame.



* KingIncognito: His uniform is discreet enough that a soldier under his command mistook him for a private (got month's worth of latrine duty for that slip-up).

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* KingIncognito: His uniform is discreet enough that a soldier under his command mistook him for a private (got and got a month's worth of latrine duty for that slip-up).slip-up.



* CompositeCharacter: He's basically [[UsefulNotes/GeorgeSPatton General Patton]] mixed togethor with other "gung-ho" american military men you see in movies; Like ''[[ApocalypseNow The]]'' ColonelKilgore and the somewhat more down-to-earth [[ForrestGump Lt. Dan Taylor]][[note]]before 'Nam[[/note]]

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* CompositeCharacter: He's basically [[UsefulNotes/GeorgeSPatton General Patton]] mixed togethor together with other "gung-ho" american American military men you see in movies; Like like ''[[ApocalypseNow The]]'' ColonelKilgore and the somewhat more down-to-earth [[ForrestGump [[Film/ForrestGump Lt. Dan Taylor]][[note]]before 'Nam[[/note]]'Nam[[/note]].



* TheFriendNobodyLikes: He has never been on a battlefield and has a reputation of coldness, which earns him the ire of the more down-to-earth Army and Marine commanders.



* TheScrappy: An in-universe one. He has never been on a battlefield and has a reputation of coldness, which earns him the ire of the more down-to-earth Army and Marine commanders.



* {{Expy}}: His idea of a "warrior heaven on Earth" is much akin to Metal Gear Solid's Outer Heaven, albeit much darker in practice.

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* {{Expy}}: His idea of a "warrior heaven on Earth" is much akin to Metal Gear Solid's ''{{Franchise/MetalGear}}'''s Outer Heaven, albeit much darker in practice. practice.



* RippedFromTheHeadlines: His self-engineered "Stop Sulaymaan" fraud campaign. Kony 2012, anyone?

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* RippedFromTheHeadlines: His self-engineered "Stop Sulaymaan" fraud campaign. Kony 2012, anyone?campaign is a darker take on the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kony_2012 "Stop Kony"]] manhunt for suspiciously similar [[AfricanTerrorists African Terrorist]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Kony Joseph Kony]].



* BasedOnATrueStory: His heroic exploits were later adapted into a war movie trilogy called "The Hammer" in-universe.



* FamedInStory: His heroic exploits were later adapted into a war movie trilogy called "The Hammer" in-universe.



* ModernMajorGeneral: Subverted. He may lack active combat experience and likely had risen the ranks in part due to his father's influence, having previously been a businessman. On the other hand, he's also shown to be very competent at what he does, successfully making General Leang's old department a success story. In addition, he's shown to have an aptitude for command, taking ''Literature/{{The Art of War|SunTzu}}'' to heart and winning in simulated battles against more distinguished Chinese commanders.
* NukeEm: When all else fails, he just deploys tactical nuclear weapons!

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* ModernMajorGeneral: Subverted. He may lack active combat experience and likely had risen rose the ranks in part due to his father's influence, having previously been a businessman. On the other hand, he's also shown to be very competent at what he does, successfully making General Leang's old department a success story. In addition, he's shown to have an aptitude for command, taking ''Literature/{{The Art of War|SunTzu}}'' to heart and winning in simulated battles against more distinguished Chinese commanders.
* NukeEm: When all else fails, he just deploys tactical The Chinese are already the most nuclear-happy faction in the game, and Mau takes this even further. One of his unique units is the Nukeneer, a nuclear weapons!''infantry'' mortarman.



* JudgeJuryAndExecutioner: He was once characterised as "basically a Chinese Judge Dredd".

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* JudgeJuryAndExecutioner: He was once characterised as "basically a Chinese Judge Dredd".Franchise/JudgeDredd".

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* CompositeCharacter: He's basically [[UsefulNotes/GeorgeSPatton General Patton]] mixed togethor with other "gung-ho" american military men you see in movies; Like ''[[ApocalypseNow The]]'' ColonelKilgore and the somewhat more down-to-earth [[ForrestGump Lt. Dan Taylor]][[note]]before 'Nam[[/note]]


* ModernMajorGeneral: Subverted. He may lack active combat experience and likely had risen the ranks in part due to his father's influence, having previously been a businessman. On the other hand, he's also shown to be very competent at what he does, successfully making General Leang's old department a success story. In addition, he's shown to have an aptitude for command, taking ''Literature/TheArtOfWar'' to heart and winning in simulated battles against more distinguished Chinese commanders.

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* ModernMajorGeneral: Subverted. He may lack active combat experience and likely had risen the ranks in part due to his father's influence, having previously been a businessman. On the other hand, he's also shown to be very competent at what he does, successfully making General Leang's old department a success story. In addition, he's shown to have an aptitude for command, taking ''Literature/TheArtOfWar'' ''Literature/{{The Art of War|SunTzu}}'' to heart and winning in simulated battles against more distinguished Chinese commanders.


* MyCountryRightOrWrong: Like most Generals, his first loyalty is to his country. But he's greatly disappointed with the current turn of events. He begrudgingly does his duty, vowing to do so only as long as his own concience could bear the consequences.

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* MyCountryRightOrWrong: Like most Generals, his first loyalty is to his country. But he's greatly However...
* NotWhatISignedOnFor: He was firmly against invading Europe, and even more
disappointed with the current turn of events. He begrudgingly does his duty, vowing to do so only as long as his own concience could bear the consequences.when Aleksandr was put in charge. [[spoiler: Orlov finally has enough when he discovers Aleksandr's troops using captured civilians for target practice.]]

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* EqualOpportunityEvil: Unlike Yusuuf, Ibrahiim does not care if his warriors are male or female, only that they help him fulfill his goals.


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* EqualOpportunityEvil: Defied; as a staunch traditionalist, all his warriors are male without exception.


'''Royal Guard General Willem van der Meer'''

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'''Royal !!Royal Guard General Willem van der Meer'''Meer



'''Mechanised Assault General Wolfgang-Maximilian von Kuerten'''

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'''Mechanised !!Mechanised Assault General Wolfgang-Maximilian von Kuerten'''Kuerten



* JustFollowingOrders: Defied. He refused to mobilise his troops against Bavarian seccessionists in the final years of the EU before the GLA attacked and calls out Major Voss who played it straight by arresting him in Africa after high command got wind of his unauthorized move against the GLA.

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* JustFollowingOrders: Defied. He refused to mobilise his troops against Bavarian seccessionists secessionists in the final years of the EU before the GLA attacked and calls out Major Voss who played it straight by arresting him in Africa after high command got wind of his unauthorized move against the GLA.



'''Fire Support General Charles'''

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'''Fire !!Fire Support General Charles'''
Charles Cutting



'''Rapid Deployment General Yevgeny Romanovich Orlov'''

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'''Rapid !!Rapid Deployment General Yevgeny Romanovich Orlov'''Orlov



'''Advanced Weapons General Nikita Ivanovich Aleksandr'''

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'''Advanced !!Advanced Weapons General Nikita Ivanovich Aleksandr'''
Aleksandr



'''Tactical Ballistics General Leonid Vasilyevich Zhukov'''

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'''Tactical !!Tactical Ballistics General Leonid Vasilyevich Zhukov'''Zhukov



'''Special Forces General Francis "Chessmaster" Thorn'''

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'''Special !!Special Forces General Francis "Chessmaster" Thorn'''Thorn



'''Tank Command General Jeremiah "Threads" Bradley'''

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'''Tank !!Tank Command General Jeremiah "Threads" Bradley'''Bradley



'''Air Force General Eugene "Guile" Griffon'''

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'''Air !!Air Force General Eugene "Guile" Griffon'''Griffon



'''Bio Command General Tahar Ibrahiim'''

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'''Bio !!Bio Command General Tahar Ibrahiim'''Ibrahiim



'''Terror Cell General Abdul bin Yusuuf '''

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'''Terror !!Terror Cell General Abdul bin Yusuuf '''Yusuuf



'''Warlord General Anwar Sulaymaan'''

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'''Warlord !!Warlord General Anwar Sulaymaan'''Sulaymaan



'''Red Army General "Hammer" Xing Chen'''

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'''Red !!Red Army General "Hammer" Xing Chen'''Chen



'''Special Weapons General Hu Tan Mau'''

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'''Special !!Special Weapons General Hu Tan Mau'''Mau



'''Secret Police General Bao Jin'''

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'''Secret !!Secret Police General Bao Jin'''Jin


* TokenEnemyMinority: He seems to be good friends with a Bundeswehr Brigadier General called Osman Atalay who most likely has a Muslim background. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that Germany has a sizable Turkish community. The GLA insurrection in Europe created a notable ElephantInTheLivingRoom as to what might have happened to them but apparently, there haven't been any large scale reprisals or other atrocities in the aftermath, much to the chagrin of a few fringe political groups. That said, there are hints suggesting that the Turks in Germany had become much more culturally German, possibly in an attempt to both distance themselves from the GLA's stigma and for social integration.

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* TokenEnemyMinority: He seems to be good friends with a Bundeswehr Brigadier General called Osman Atalay who most likely has a Muslim Turkish background. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that Germany has a sizable Turkish community. The GLA insurrection in Europe created a notable ElephantInTheLivingRoom as to what might have happened to them but apparently, there haven't been any large scale reprisals or other atrocities in the aftermath, much to the chagrin of a few fringe political groups. That said, there are hints suggesting that the Turks in Germany had become much more culturally German, possibly in an attempt to both distance themselves from the GLA's stigma and for social integration.



* AFatherToHisMen: He is very caring for his soldiers and his soldiers respect him for it.



* AFatherToHisMen: He is very caring for his soldiers and his soldiers respect him for it.



* TakeThat: He put an an end to an ultranationalist attack on Moscow's airport during his first Spetsnaz job, essentially preventing the premise of ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare 2'' in this universe.

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* TakeThat: He put an an end to an ultranationalist attack on Moscow's airport during his first Spetsnaz job, essentially preventing the premise of ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare 2'' ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare2'' in this universe.



* BastardlySpeech: His second speech after the ECA nuclear attacks a few years later is a rabid, hate-filled total war rant that'd make Joseph Goebbels and the [[BigBrotherIsWatching Big Brother]] proud. He basically gets his followers into a blind hate-frenzy, expressing his wish to exterminate the Europeans by any means necessary at that point. A few days later, RealityEnsues and President Suvorov authorises the saner, more reasonable General Zhukov to deploy Russia's nuclear weapons instead of Aleksandr.



* ChildProdigy[=/=]TeenGenius: He was intellectually gifted and earned his engineering doctor at age 18.



** BastardlySpeech: In contrast his second speech after the ECA nuclear attacks a few years later is a rabid, hate-filled total war rant that'd make Joseph Goebbels and the [[BigBrotherIsWatching Big Brother]] proud. He basically gets his followers into a blind hate-frenzy, expressing his wish to exterminate the Europeans by any means necessary at that point. A few days later, RealityEnsues and President Suvorov authorises the saner, more reasonable General Zhukov to deploy Russia's nuclear weapons instead of Aleksandr.



* TwoFirstNames: According to Russian conventions, his name should actually be Nikita Aleksandrov but he was called Aleksandr many years ago and the odd name caught on ever since. Also justified since it is a code name, his real name is not known.

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* TeenGenius: He was intellectually gifted and earned his engineering doctor at age 18.
* TwoFirstNames: According to Russian conventions, his surname name should actually be Nikita Aleksandrov Aleksandrov, Aleksandrenko or Aleksandrovsky but he was called Aleksandr many years ago and the odd name caught on ever since. Also justified since While the developers are [[http://forums.swr-productions.com/index.php?showtopic=4518&st=400&p=73393&#entry73393 aware that this is linguistically incorrect, they consider it is a code name, his real name is not known.too late to change it without feeling disruptive]].



* VillainSong: His troops burst into this after he delivered his [[BastardlySpeech infamous hate-speech]] in response to the European nuclear attacks. It's a rather trite, self-indulgent piece in which the [[EliteMooks Shock Divisions]] celebrate their own brutality and their legendary victory during the battle of Kurmuk, which seems to be for them what the battle of Camaron became for the French Foreign Legion. Interestingly, most of the troops seen during the battle (i.e. on the shell map) aren't even Shock Troopers but regular Russian Army grunts, which serves to show that the Shock Divisions take full credit for a battle that was merely coordinated by their commander rather than won by themselves.
** Rather alike to their [[TheNeidermeyer Leader]] if you think about it.

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* VillainSong: His troops burst into this after he delivered his [[BastardlySpeech infamous hate-speech]] in response to the European nuclear attacks. It's a rather trite, self-indulgent piece in which the [[EliteMooks Shock Divisions]] celebrate their own brutality and their legendary victory during the battle of Kurmuk, which seems to be for them what the battle of Camaron became for the French Foreign Legion. Interestingly, most of the troops seen during the battle (i.e. on the shell map) aren't even Shock Troopers but regular Russian Army grunts, which serves to show that the Shock Divisions take full credit for a battle that was merely coordinated by their commander rather than won by themselves.
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themselves. Rather alike to their [[TheNeidermeyer Leader]] if you think about it.



* ComicBookFantasyCasting: He might was well be an obvious reincarnation of Marshal Georgy Zhukov of [=WW2=]-fame.
* CoolOldGuy: Turned 63 in one of the news updates.



* TheAlcoholic[=/=]VodkaDrunkenski: The tragic death of his son made him this.
* ComicBookFantasyCasting: He might was well be an obvious reincarnation of Marshal Georgy Zhukov of [=WW2=]-fame.
* CoolOldGuy: Turned 63 in one of the news updates.



* VodkaDrunkenski: The tragic death of his son made him this.



* {{Expy}}[=/=]CompositeCharacter: He's basically a sane, non-evil version of General Shepherd from ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare 2'' and ColonelBadass Quaritch from ''Film/{{Avatar}}'', right down to sipping coffee while commanding troops from his own gunship.

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* {{Expy}}[=/=]CompositeCharacter: CompositeCharacter: He's basically a sane, non-evil version of General Shepherd from ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare 2'' and ColonelBadass Quaritch from ''Film/{{Avatar}}'', right down to sipping coffee while commanding troops from his own gunship.



** BeardOfEvil: Naturally, since the GLA rules with terror and war crimes.

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** * BeardOfEvil: Naturally, since the GLA rules with terror and war crimes.



** BeardOfEvil: Again, seeing how the GLA rules with terror and war crimes, this is to be expected. He might be the least horrible of the 3 GLA Generals, but considering their standards, it means very little.

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** * BeardOfEvil: Again, seeing how the GLA rules with terror and war crimes, this is to be expected. He might be the least horrible of the 3 GLA Generals, but considering their standards, it means very little.



** PragmaticVillainy: Pieter also speculates it's being used as a hostage as he knows even China wouldn't risk the PR nightmare that destroying such a large amount of wildlife would cause.


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* PragmaticVillainy: Pieter also speculates Sulaymaan has issued explicit kill-on-sight orders on woodcutters and poachers as he knows even China wouldn't risk the PR nightmare that destroying such a large amount of wildlife would cause.


* LondonTown: Born in the East End.


* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Arguably his entire career as an infantryman; He was part of the rapid response force sent to Beijing after the GLA nuked it.

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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Arguably his entire career as an infantryman; infantryman. He was part of the rapid response force sent to Beijing after the GLA nuked it. it, and what he saw left it's mark.


* ComicBookFantasyCasting: He might was well be an obvious reincarnation of Marshal Georgy Zhukov of WW2-fame.

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* ComicBookFantasyCasting: He might was well be an obvious reincarnation of Marshal Georgy Zhukov of WW2-fame.[=WW2=]-fame.

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