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* Marcus Black was a former Atlas soldier in ''Fanfic/TheBlackHearts''. He was a Type 2 since he only joined to kill people and sate his bloodlust.


Contrast OfficerAndAGentleman and CulturedWarrior. Compare with the more [[HiredGuns mercenary]] PsychoForHire. Compare and contrast ShellShockedVeteran. After leaving the military, this type of character is especially likely to go FromCamouflageToCriminal and turn to a life of crime.

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Contrast OfficerAndAGentleman and CulturedWarrior. Overlaps with BloodKnight, except a Blood Knight is likely to be more sociable and likes the ''action'' and excitement of the battle more than carnage or committing war crimes. Compare with the more [[HiredGuns mercenary]] PsychoForHire. Compare and contrast ShellShockedVeteran. After leaving the military, this type of character is especially likely to go FromCamouflageToCriminal and turn to a life of crime.


* Given that [[{{Hellsing}} Millenium]] was made up entirely of volunteers from the Waffen-SS, it can be assumed that its soldiers were this ''before'' being made into vampires. [[BloodKnight Afterwards...]]

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* Given that [[{{Hellsing}} [[Manga/{{Hellsing}} Millenium]] was made up entirely of volunteers from the Waffen-SS, it can be assumed that its soldiers were this ''before'' being made into vampires. [[BloodKnight Afterwards...]]


* Locus and [[spoiler:Felix]], from ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', the latter arguably more so.

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* %%* Locus and [[spoiler:Felix]], from ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', the latter arguably more so.''Machinima/RedVsBlue''.


** The (Tausenigann) Ob'enn even more so. In fact their entire culture is like this. And they're not the only ones, the robots in Book Three are this, and possibly the Tohdfraug. Also, Kowalski from the UNS.

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** The (Tausenigann) Ob'enn even more so. In fact their entire culture is like this. And they're not the only ones, the robots in Book Three are this, and possibly the Tohdfraug. Tohdfraug (though Petey's press-ganging scheme redeemed them quite a bit). Also, Kowalski from the UNS.UNS, who claims his conscience is vestigial and is in charge of the vilest wetwork the UNS has to do.


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* ''Fanfic/NorasLife'': Atlas General Hayden White fits the Type 2 all too well. He's an almost textbook example of TheSociopath and only cares about protecting his own ego and [[{{Sadist}} causing people pain]] ForTheEvulz. His soldiers note that he had been taking women from tribes he was supposed to be protecting and later [[SerialRapist raping]] and [[SerialKiller murdering]] them. Nora's mother was almost a victim of being raped by him and she was eventually killed during a Grimm attack that he was supposed to be stopping. [[spoiler: When he is in Haven, RNJR and Qrow decide to expose him using Ruby as the bait to lure him into a hotel room to catch him in the act. When a Grimm attack breaks out halfway there, he decides to take Ruby in an alley and rape her there before even thinking to stop the monsters.]]

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* ''Fanfic/NorasLife'': Atlas General Hayden White fits the Type 2 all too well. He's an almost textbook example of TheSociopath and only cares about protecting his own ego and [[{{Sadist}} causing people pain]] ForTheEvulz. His soldiers note that he had been taking women from tribes he was supposed to be protecting and later [[SerialRapist raping]] and [[SerialKiller murdering]] them. Nora's mother was [[AttemptedRape almost a victim of being raped by him him]] and she was eventually killed during a Grimm attack that he was supposed let in to be stopping.show the capability of the Atlas military. He is also seen [[BadBoss shooting his own soldiers when they get in his way]]. [[spoiler: When he is in Haven, RNJR and Qrow decide to expose him using Ruby as the bait to lure him into a hotel room to catch him in the act. When a Grimm attack breaks out halfway there, he decides to take Ruby in an alley and [[AttemptedRape attempts to rape her her]] there before even thinking to stop the monsters.]]

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* ''Fanfic/NorasLife'': Atlas General Hayden White fits the Type 2 all too well. He's an almost textbook example of TheSociopath and only cares about protecting his own ego and [[{{Sadist}} causing people pain]] ForTheEvulz. His soldiers note that he had been taking women from tribes he was supposed to be protecting and later [[SerialRapist raping]] and [[SerialKiller murdering]] them. Nora's mother was almost a victim of being raped by him and she was eventually killed during a Grimm attack that he was supposed to be stopping. [[spoiler: When he is in Haven, RNJR and Qrow decide to expose him using Ruby as the bait to lure him into a hotel room to catch him in the act. When a Grimm attack breaks out halfway there, he decides to take Ruby in an alley and rape her there before even thinking to stop the monsters.]]


This is TruthInTelevision. Every war, ever, has examples of this show up on all sides. Some have more, some have less, but no one has none. The amount varies widely depending on a whole range of factors, with the most important one usually being whether such behavior is shunned, ignored, or outright encouraged by military higher-ups and politicians (with countless examples of all three options). Scientifically tested [[http://www.cracked.com/article_16239_5-psychological-experiments-that-prove-humanity-doomed.html here, especially the second page]]. Also, relatedly, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobo_doll_experiment this article]]. That's all we'll say on the topic.

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This is TruthInTelevision. Every war, ever, has examples of this show up on all sides. Some have more, some have less, but no one has none. The amount varies widely depending on a whole range of factors, with the most important one usually being whether such behavior is shunned, ignored, or outright encouraged by military higher-ups and politicians (with countless examples of all three options). Scientifically tested [[http://www.cracked.com/article_16239_5-psychological-experiments-that-prove-humanity-doomed.html here, especially the second page]]. Also, relatedly, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobo_doll_experiment this article]]. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment That's all we'll say on the topic.]]


* Anaster, the First Child of the [[ILoveTheDead Dead Seed]], from the ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' is a crowning example. He's an EmptyShell of a DeathSeeker who commits atrocities in the hopes of forcing someone to kill him, and leads an army of cannibals on a rampage accross the continent, butchering everything in his path seemingly for the sake of it.

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* Anaster, the First Child of the [[ILoveTheDead Dead Seed]], from the ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' is a crowning example. He's Introduced in the third book, ''Literature/MemoriesOfIce'', he's an EmptyShell of a DeathSeeker who commits atrocities in the hopes of forcing someone to kill him, and leads an army of cannibals on a rampage accross the continent, butchering everything in his path seemingly for the sake of it.


* Many examples in the ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'', but the crowning one would have to be Anaster, the First Child of the [[ILoveTheDead Dead Seed]]. He's an EmptyShell of a DeathSeeker who commits atrocities in the hopes of forcing someone to kill him, and leads an army of cannibals on a rampage accross the continent, butchering everything in his path seemingly for the sake of it.

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* Many examples in the ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'', but the crowning one would have to be Anaster, the First Child of the [[ILoveTheDead Dead Seed]].Seed]], from the ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' is a crowning example. He's an EmptyShell of a DeathSeeker who commits atrocities in the hopes of forcing someone to kill him, and leads an army of cannibals on a rampage accross the continent, butchering everything in his path seemingly for the sake of it.


* The guy in this KarateBears "distinguishes" himself on the battlefield by [[http://www.karatebears.com/2011/12/distinguished-soldier.html mangling and eating an enemy]]

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* The guy in this KarateBears Webcomic/KarateBears "distinguishes" himself on the battlefield by [[http://www.karatebears.com/2011/12/distinguished-soldier.html mangling and eating an enemy]]


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* Locus and [[spoiler:Felix]], from ''WebAnimation/RedVsBlue'', the latter arguably more so.

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* Locus and [[spoiler:Felix]], from ''WebAnimation/RedVsBlue'', ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', the latter arguably more so.


* The [[TheEmpire Combine]] [[GasMaskMooks Overwatch Soldiers]] in ''Videogame/{{Half-Life 2}}''. Heavily brainwashed and [[OrganicTechnology surgically altered]], they're [[LossOfIdentity treated as tools]] rather than living beings, even being stored unconscious on racks when not in use. Combine Soldiers speak with a rough monotone voice, and only do so to relay relevant tactical information to fellow Soldiers. In the field, they show little-to-no emotion when killing dissidents or reporting squad casualties. The only time any emotion is hinted at is when they're being threatened with [[FateWorseThanDeath off-world reassignment]].

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* The [[TheEmpire Combine]] [[GasMaskMooks Overwatch Soldiers]] in ''Videogame/{{Half-Life 2}}''.''Videogame/HalfLife2''. Heavily brainwashed and [[OrganicTechnology surgically altered]], they're [[LossOfIdentity treated as tools]] rather than living beings, even being stored unconscious on racks when not in use. Combine Soldiers speak with a rough monotone voice, and only do so to relay relevant tactical information to fellow Soldiers. In the field, they show little-to-no emotion when killing dissidents or reporting squad casualties. The only time any emotion is hinted at is when they're being threatened with [[FateWorseThanDeath off-world reassignment]].

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