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* '''Deconstructed''': RealityEnsues as one man, no matter how capable, cannot be in multiple places at once and is unable to stop the evil army.

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* '''Deconstructed''': RealityEnsues SurprisinglyRealisticOutcome as one man, no matter how capable, cannot be in multiple places at once and is unable to stop the evil army.


* '''PlayedForLaughs''': A young, scrawny soldier is sent out to deal with EvilOverlord Darquetoth's entire army. The entire army runs away in terror [[FriendlyFire or even end up killing more of their own troops than any other army has to date.]]
* '''PlayedForDrama''': A OneManArmy is completely destroying Troperland's entire military, with everyone terrified of what they should do about the ImplacableMan they have to deal with.

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* '''PlayedForLaughs''': '''Played for Laughs''': A young, scrawny soldier is sent out to deal with EvilOverlord Darquetoth's entire army. The entire army runs away in terror [[FriendlyFire or even end up killing more of their own troops than any other army has to date.]]
* '''PlayedForDrama''': '''Played for Drama''': A OneManArmy is completely destroying Troperland's entire military, with everyone terrified of what they should do about the ImplacableMan they have to deal with.with.
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* '''Deconstructed''':
* '''Reconstructed''':

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* '''Deconstructed''':
'''Deconstructed''': RealityEnsues as one man, no matter how capable, cannot be in multiple places at once and is unable to stop the evil army.
* '''Reconstructed''': But putting that one man in a vital position or choke point is an invaluable military stratagem as it frees up a lot of resources for defense elsewhere.

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** Sending a large number of soldiers would draw unwanted attention.


** One of Troperland's generals is GenreSavvy, so they send one guy in hopes the enemy forces [[PaperTiger consider them more of a threat based off of the one soldier being sent alone]].

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** One of Troperland's generals is GenreSavvy, so they send one guy in hopes the enemy forces [[PaperTiger consider them more of a threat based off of the one soldier being sent alone]].

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'''Basic Trope''': One soldier is sent in where an entire army would be used normally.
* '''Straight''': EvilOverlord Darquetoth sends an army to attack Troperland, and Troperland sends a single soldier.
* '''Exaggerated''': {{Satan}} sends every single demon in all of Hell on the world. The single soldier leaves no survivor, [[KillTheGod including Satan himself]] and TheAntichrist.
* '''Downplayed''': A trained soldier is sent to deal with a small group of street thugs.
* '''Justified''':
** The soldier is also the most powerful being in the universe.
** The army they were sent to fight consisted of mostly weak/untrained soldiers.
* '''Inverted''': An entire battalion is sent to deal with the OneManArmy EvilOverlord Darquetoth hired.
* '''Subverted''':
** The soldier sent to fight EvilOverlord Darquetoth's entire army turns out to not be enough to stop him.
** The soldier sent to fight EvilOverlord Darquetoth's army does fine against the common {{Mook}}, but needs help dealing with Darquetoth's higher-ranking soldiers.
* '''Double Subverted''':
** ... but the soldier just needed to take a break, due to how much he's been working.
** ... but the soldier gets an EleventhHourSuperpower that puts him on par with Darquetoth's higher-ranking soldiers.
* '''Parodied''': The ruler of Troperland sends a single soldier to completely destroy EvilOverlord Darquetoth's army and overthrow him. The soldier is killed without them ever firing a single shot.
* '''Zig Zagged''': One soldier is sent to deal with EvilOverlord Darquetoth's army, but when one of Darquetoth's EliteMook shows up the soldier needs help from TheCavalry to defeat them. Until they get better equipment/a superpower that lets them take on the EliteMook by themselves... and then the next type of EliteMook shows up, repeating the cycle until it gets to Darquetoth himself.
* '''Averted''': The ruler of Troperland just sends their entire army right away.
* '''Enforced''': "We want to give the audience a character they can root for, rather than having an entire group for them to try to sympathize with."
* '''Lampshaded''': "Sir, an entire army is going to attack us very soon! What will we do?" "Get a hat and draw the name of one of our soldiers."
* '''Invoked''': "If an entire army can't win against another army, how about we just send one guy?"
* '''Exploited''':
** One of Troperland's generals is GenreSavvy, so they send one guy in hopes the enemy forces [[PaperTiger consider them more of a threat based off of the one soldier being sent alone]].
** EvilOverlord Darquetoth expects there to only be a single soldier sent, and sets up a trap that one person alone could never escape from.
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* '''Conversed''':
* '''Deconstructed''':
* '''Reconstructed''':
* '''PlayedForLaughs''': A young, scrawny soldier is sent out to deal with EvilOverlord Darquetoth's entire army. The entire army runs away in terror [[FriendlyFire or even end up killing more of their own troops than any other army has to date.]]
* '''PlayedForDrama''': A OneManArmy is completely destroying Troperland's entire military, with everyone terrified of what they should do about the ImplacableMan they have to deal with.

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