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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: General Zaman is against the use of drones over Pakistan not because of the many civilians they kill via bombing, but because he believes they spread electromagnetic radiation that sterilises Pakistani women and feminises the country's men.

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* TheCaligula: PlayedForLaughs. Zaman believes the use of US drones in a Zionist conspiracy, and that the electromagnetic waves released by them are to cause sterility to the Pakistani people.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: General Zaman is against the use of drones over Pakistan not because of the many civilians they kill via bombing, but because he believes they spread electromagnetic radiation that sterilises Pakistani women and feminises the country's men.



* ProperlyParanoid: PlayedForLaughs. Zaman believes the use of US drones in a Zionist conspiracy, and that the electromagnetic waves released by them are to cause sterility to the Pakistani people.


-->'''Rafiq:''' Hey, listen, I'm not fucking around, okay? You stay away from her, or I will cut your throat and put it on YouTube.

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-->'''Rafiq:''' Hey, listen, I'm not fucking around, okay? You stay away from her, or I will cut your throat and put it on YouTube.Website/YouTube.


* ReassignedToAntarctica: After discovering Talbot and Larson are trying to diffuse the tensions in Pakistan, Ambassador Kitteridge tries to send Talbot to the US Embassy in Baghdad, so the plans fall through and the Apocalypse he has been waiting for can happen.

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* ReassignedToAntarctica: After discovering Talbot and Larson are trying to diffuse defuse the tensions in Pakistan, Ambassador Kitteridge tries to send Talbot to the US Embassy in Baghdad, so the plans fall through and the Apocalypse he has been waiting for can happen.


* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: [[spoiler: After he fails to launch a nuclear missile, he decides to send a plane to nuke Israel and uses a fighter as a decoy for the actual bomb plane.]]



* [[InsaneAdmiral Insane General]]: Zaman previously had a psychotic break and bouts of schizophrenia.

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* [[InsaneAdmiral Insane General]]: InsaneAdmiral: Zaman previously had a psychotic break and bouts of schizophrenia.


* BigBad: In the first season, he's responsible for the events of the first season, taking control of Pakistan via military coup and heightening tensions in South Asia.

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* BigBad: In the first season, he's He's responsible for the events of the first season, taking control of Pakistan via military coup and heightening tensions in South Asia.



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* GeneralRipper: He is just as willing to start a war as Zaman, but believes it should be focused on India, which he considers to be Pakistan's "true enemy."


* BigBad: Of the first season.

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* BigBad: Of In the first season.season, he's responsible for the events of the first season, taking control of Pakistan via military coup and heightening tensions in South Asia.


-->"I'm going into town before rioters take all the salty snakes."

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-->"I'm going into town before rioters take all the salty snakes.snacks."


* BigBad: Of the first season.




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* LetNoCrisisGoToWaste: She suggests to Larson that the Israeli military could use the attempted nuke attack on Israeli by Zaman to take down Saudi Arabia and Iran to protect Israel.


* AcePilot: On the ''Ulysses S. Grant''. Though he has to be hopped up on all sorts of meds to function.

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* AcePilot: On the ''Ulysses S. Grant''. Though he has to be hopped up on all sorts of meds to function.function
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Despite his goofy persona and idiotic antics, Zeke shows himself to be very skilled at hand-to-hand combat when he is forced to [[spoiler: to fight a warlord's son in rural Pakistan]].


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* EnemyMine: [[spoiler:Works together with Larson once the latter showed proof of Alex getting his hands on Zaman.]]


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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Larson also counts, successfully overpowering Haroon Raja (a trained military general) and getting him in a headlock [[spoiler: when he confronts him in Geneva]]. Kind of makes sense considering he is a [[RetiredBadass veteran of the Vietnam war]].



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* UnexpectedSuccessor: Alex Talbot becomes the highest ranking diplomat in the US Embassy in Islamabad, [[spoiler: only because everyone else is evacuated by chopper and he opts to stay behind with Rafiq]].


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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: When the world is on the brink of WW3, and the White House has been evacuated, all President Navarro and Secretary of Defense Gray seem to be focusing on is the deals they got on a pair of slacks from the Neiman Marcus the underground bunker is located underneath.
-->'''Gray:''' 20% off the already marked down price. These slacks were practically wholesale.
-->'''President Navarro:''' Can't pass that up.
-->'''Gray:''' What did you get?
-->'''President Navarro:''' I got this for my wife ''[pulls lingerie set out of bag]''.
-->'''Gray:''' Ah, ''your'' wife can wear something like that.
-->'''President Navarro:''' Oh yeah.


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** Larson delivers another one to President Julian Navarro in the season one finale.
--> '''Larson:''' I'm tired of being the only person in your administration who's getting laid on a regular basis and doesn't have to compensate for their sexual inadequacy by bombing the shit out of brown people.


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* DoubleEntendre: Larson views the Israeli Foreign Minister's threats to get out of her office as such.
--> '''Levy:''' Get out Walter. I will hit you, I will hit you where no one will see the bruises.
--> '''Larson:''' ''[smirks]'' You're turning me on.


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* ContrivedCoincidence: He previously treated the general leading the coup years before. He still has the man's medical file, which Talbot is able to fax to the US government who have little information about him.


* GenreSavvy: [[spoiler:Zaman order a PAF loyalist to fly a nuke-equipped fighter to Israel as a backup plan when the ballistic missiles failed to go off.]]




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* EvenEvilHasStandards: [[spoiler:General Ali was furious to hear that Zaman has fantasies with men having sex with his wife before he kills them and eats their genitalia.]]

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* GenreSavvy: [[spoiler:Zaman order a PAF loyalist to fly a nuke-equipped fighter to Israel as a backup plan when the ballistic missiles failed to go off.]]



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* AnOfferYouCantRefuse: He was "persuaded" to defect and arrest Zaman thanks to Talbot.

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