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* Ensign Harry Kim of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' is presented as the naïve fresh-out-of-Starfleet Academy rookie to contrast with more experienced characters. His introductory scene shows him being conned by Quark on Series/DeepSpaceNine until he's rescued by the more worldly-wise Tom Paris, and [[BreakTheCutie bad things tend to happen to him]] [[ButtMonkey more than anyone else]]. Unfortunately lazy scriptwriting meant he was [[StaticCharacter stuck in this character-type]] for seven years, despite the occasional acknowledgement that he had actually gained a good deal of experience and should have been a veteran.


** Raf Rousseau begins his first day by showing up late (though this can be forgiven since apparently they neglected to inform him that there was a team workout before the start of shift), then fumbles and gets in Jules' way while trying to talk down a man contemplating suicide, and caps it off by entering an active situation without clearance [[labelnote:*]]to his credit, apart from jumping the gun, he actually handles that one pretty well[[/labelnote]]. Unlike the others, it's only his first episode where he has problems; while his inexperience is mentioned in later episodes, it never creates a problem on a future case, suggesting he at least learned what his limitations were and how to stay within them.

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** Raf Rousseau begins his first day by showing up late (though this can be forgiven since apparently they neglected to inform him that there was a team workout before the start of shift), then fumbles and gets in Jules' way while trying to talk down a man contemplating suicide, and caps it off by entering an active situation without clearance [[labelnote:*]]to his credit, apart from jumping the gun, he actually handles that one pretty well[[/labelnote]]. Unlike the others, it's only his first episode where he has this causes problems; while his inexperience is mentioned in later episodes, it never creates a problem on a future case, becomes the source of an issue, suggesting he at least learned what his limitations were and how to stay within them.


** Raf Rousseau begins his first day by showing up late (though this can be forgiven since apparently they neglected to inform him that there was a team workout before the start of shift), then fumbles and gets in Jules' way while trying to talk down a man contemplating suicide, and caps it off by entering an active situation without clearance [[labelnote:*]]to his credit, apart from jumping the gun, he actually handles that one pretty well[[/labelnote]]. Unlike the others, he seems to figure it out rather quickly, and no such incidents occur after his first episode.

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** Raf Rousseau begins his first day by showing up late (though this can be forgiven since apparently they neglected to inform him that there was a team workout before the start of shift), then fumbles and gets in Jules' way while trying to talk down a man contemplating suicide, and caps it off by entering an active situation without clearance [[labelnote:*]]to his credit, apart from jumping the gun, he actually handles that one pretty well[[/labelnote]]. Unlike the others, he seems to figure it out rather quickly, and no such incidents occur after it's only his first episode.episode where he has problems; while his inexperience is mentioned in later episodes, it never creates a problem on a future case, suggesting he at least learned what his limitations were and how to stay within them.


** Raf Rousseau begins his first day by showing up late (though this can be forgiven since apparently they neglected to inform him that there was a team workout before the start of shift), then fumbles and gets in Jules' way while trying to talk down a man contemplating suicide, and caps it off by entering an active situation without clearance. Unlike the others, he seems to figure it out rather quickly, and no such incidents occur after his first episode.

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** Raf Rousseau begins his first day by showing up late (though this can be forgiven since apparently they neglected to inform him that there was a team workout before the start of shift), then fumbles and gets in Jules' way while trying to talk down a man contemplating suicide, and caps it off by entering an active situation without clearance.clearance [[labelnote:*]]to his credit, apart from jumping the gun, he actually handles that one pretty well[[/labelnote]]. Unlike the others, he seems to figure it out rather quickly, and no such incidents occur after his first episode.


* Pretty much every newcomer on ''Series/{{Flashpoint}}'' is this, lending credence to the idea that there is no experience that can fully prepare one for SRU.

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* Pretty much every newcomer on ''Series/{{Flashpoint}}'' is this, this to some extent, even those who are generally experienced, lending credence to the idea that there is no experience that can fully prepare one for SRU.


-->'''Gaz:''' Good news sir, the world's in great shape. We've got a civil war in Russia, government loyalists against Ultranationalist Rebels, and fifteen thousand nukes at stake.
-->'''Captain Price:''' Just another day at the office. And the bad news?
-->'''Gaz:''' We got a new guy, fresh out of Selection. His name's Soap.
** Interestingly, in real life, Selection is a brutally difficult training and weeding-out process, and soldiers that get through it are considered by the rest of the world military ''incredibly'' badass. Of course everyone else in the unit passed it too, so to Price and Gaz Soap's nothing special. NewMeat status is relative.

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-->'''Gaz:''' Good news sir, first: [[SarcasmMode the world's in great shape. shape.]] We've got a civil war in Russia, government loyalists against Ultranationalist Rebels, and fifteen thousand nukes at stake.
-->'''Captain Price:''' Just another day at the office. [...] And the bad news?
-->'''Gaz:''' We got a new guy, guy joining us today, fresh out of Selection. His name's Soap.
** Interestingly, in real life, Selection is a brutally difficult training and weeding-out process, and soldiers that get through it are considered by the rest of the world military ''incredibly'' badass. Of course everyone else in the unit passed it too, so to Price and Gaz Gaz, Soap's nothing special. NewMeat status is relative.

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* ''ComicBook/SensationComicsFeaturingWonderWoman'': The main character of "Rescue Angel" is on her first deployment and gets a little ribbing by the guys for her awe at the beauty of the Middle East.


''[Rex puts his hand on the chest area of Echo's armor, leaving a hand-print stain]''\\

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''[Rex puts his hand on the chest area of Echo's armor, leaving a bloody hand-print stain]''\\

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* In ''Literature/HomageToCatalonia'', many of the people in Orwell's company, included himself, have no prior war experience though that is likely because many of them are still teenagers. They don't even get any decent training before going to frontlines.

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** In ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyWorldAtWar'', Corporal Roebuck narrates at the beginning of "Little Resistance", which takes place two years after the 1942 raid on Makin Atoll, that he, Sergeant Sullivan, and Private Miller (the protagonist) have been joined by fresh recruits, and are now referred to as the "old breed" despite still being in their twenties. [[spoiler: One of the new guys is Private Polonsky, but he graduates from this status quickly and becomes an essential part of the trio after Sullivan is killed and Roebuck is promoted to sergeant. He may even outlive Roebuck himself if you save him at the end of "Breaking Point".]]
** One of these also serves as a boat gunner during the mission "Crash Site" in ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps'', much to Woods' dismay. [[spoiler: He dies engaging a Soviet PT, and you probably won't even notice he's gone until it's already been destroyed. Mason recalls that Woods was crying afterwards, but that he never showed any tears.]]

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* The intro blurbs for the characters in ''We Are the Night'' describe Helena as "new to high school and new to the night shift." While having trained her whole life to join the Batfamily's ranks means she is quite capable, she approaches beating the tar out of bad guys with more enthusiasm and playfulness than any other member has any right to.


** Raf Rousseau begins his first day by showing up late (though this can be forgiven since apparently they neglected to inform him that there was a team workout before the start of shift), then fumbles and gets in Jules' way while trying to talk down a man contemplating suicide, and caps it off by barging in on an active situation without clearance (though apart from the entry mistake, he actually does a really good job of defusing the situation). Unlike the others, he seems to have figured it out by his second episode (or at least to have figured out that, as the rookie, he should be watching and learning instead of trying

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** Raf Rousseau begins his first day by showing up late (though this can be forgiven since apparently they neglected to inform him that there was a team workout before the start of shift), then fumbles and gets in Jules' way while trying to talk down a man contemplating suicide, and caps it off by barging in on entering an active situation without clearance (though apart from the entry mistake, he actually does a really good job of defusing the situation). clearance. Unlike the others, he seems to have figured figure it out by rather quickly, and no such incidents occur after his second episode (or at least to have figured out that, as the rookie, he should be watching and learning instead of trying first episode.

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* ''Film/SevenWaysFromSundown'': Seven Jones is a still wet behind the ears rookie who arrives in Buckley to take up his first posting as a Texas Ranger. He is inexperienced and smaller than all of the other Rangers, and has never handled a six shooter. Then he and the unit's Sergeant Rock are sent out to bring the territory's most infamous outlaw, by themselves...

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* ''Film/IntoTheStorm2014'' is about giant killer tornadoes, rather than a war flick, but it still features Jacob, a slab of this on the team of twister-trackers. He [[spoiler: gets roasted in a fire-cyclone.]]


** In TheMovie, Rex was quick to point out to Ahsoka that even if she does technically outrank him, she -- as opposed to him -- doesn't have any experience, which is far more important in battle.

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** In TheMovie, the PilotMovie, Rex was quick to point out to Ahsoka that even if she does technically outrank him, she -- as opposed to him -- doesn't have any experience, which is far more important in battle.

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