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** While tying the herders up was an option they discussed, they also acknowledged that it got pretty cold in the mountains and there was a real chance they could freeze to death, or be easy prey for the local wolves, which would have been treated about the same as if they had just outright executed them.
** "Just tie them up" is an option that only comes up in the movie. The book specifically notes that the [=SEALs=] didn't have anything to tie the goatherds up with.

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** While tying the herders up was an option they discussed, they also acknowledged that it got pretty cold in the mountains and there was a real chance they could freeze to death, or be easy prey for the local wolves, which would have been treated about the same as if they had just outright executed them.
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them. Additionally, "Just tie them up" is an option that only comes up in the movie. The book specifically notes that the [=SEALs=] didn't have anything to tie the goatherds up with.

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* {{Narm}}: Although it's meant to be a mask, the white parts of the PlayerCharacter's face can look like the biggest, goofiest smile you've ever seen.


* ValuesDissonance: Luttrel is a very conservative Christian from the American South, and has effectively no common ground with the also very conservative Muslim Pashtun. Still, he admires their courage and commitment to ''their'' idea of honor, and when describes the [[StayInTheKitchen the Pashtun attitude towards women]], and admits that while their extreme views "may not work for downtown Dallas," it seemed to work well enough for them.


* HellIsThatNoise: Several. If you are in an area where there are thin men, there will be a high pitched growl. For fat men, a low continuous gurgle.
** Similarly, thin men and final boss make shrill, almost electronic, and disturbing screeches every time they are alerted to the player's presence (and attacking in the case of the latter).


* MagnumOpus: The film adaptation is Peter Berg's most critically successful film, along with ''Film/FridayNightLights''.

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** "Just tie them up" is an option that only comes up in the movie. The book specifically notes that the [=SEALs=] didn't have anything to tie the goatherds up with.


** While tying the herders up was an option they discussed, they also acknowledged that it got pretty cold in the mountains and there was a real chance they could freeze to death, which would have been treated about the same as if they had just outright executed them.

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** While tying the herders up was an option they discussed, they also acknowledged that it got pretty cold in the mountains and there was a real chance they could freeze to death, or be easy prey for the local wolves, which would have been treated about the same as if they had just outright executed them.


* WhatAnIdiot: Averted in that the film takes great pains during the captive scene to let the audience know how hard the team's decision is, effectively silencing armchair critics who might have a WhyDontYouJustShootHim approach. Granted, letting them go still wasn't the right move (obviously), but their choices were extremely limited: their operation was already compromised, their radios weren't working properly, and with comparatively innocent actions (such as taking a gun from an enemy) were being severely punished, coupled with a liberal media condemning most military actions as war crimes, they were reluctant to simply kill the shepherds. Doesn't stop most people from coming up with [[TakeAThirdOption their own solutions]] (at the very least, zip-tying the boy to a goat or zip-tying them together would have barred him from his LeParkour and slowed them down, buying much-needed time), but the pressure is very evident in the scene.

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* WhatAnIdiot: Averted in that the film takes great pains during the captive scene to let the audience know how hard the team's decision is, effectively silencing armchair critics who might have a WhyDontYouJustShootHim approach. Granted, letting them go still wasn't the right move (obviously), but their choices were extremely limited: their operation was already compromised, their radios weren't working properly, and with comparatively innocent actions (such as taking a gun from an enemy) were being severely punished, coupled with a liberal media condemning most military actions as war crimes, they were reluctant to simply kill the shepherds. Doesn't stop most people from coming up with [[TakeAThirdOption their own solutions]] (at the very least, zip-tying the boy to a goat or zip-tying them together would have barred him from his LeParkour and slowed them down, buying much-needed time), but the pressure is very evident in the scene.

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**While tying the herders up was an option they discussed, they also acknowledged that it got pretty cold in the mountains and there was a real chance they could freeze to death, which would have been treated about the same as if they had just outright executed them.


* WTHCastingAgency: Mark Wahlberg doesn't really resemble Marcus Luttrel apart from them both having dark hair; one would think that his casting would be the most important, since he's the main (and titular) character. (The famously short Wahlberg is almost a foot shorter than the [[HeroicBuild 6'5" tall Luttrel]]) Still, despite [[NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent not having Luttrel's characteristic Texan accent]], Wahlberg plays Luttrel admirably.


* {{Tearjerker}}: [[spoiler: The Green ending.]]

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* %%* {{Tearjerker}}: [[spoiler: The Green ending.]]

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** The log where a man is beheaded at the start of the movie ''still has dried blood on it'' when Luttrel is dragged over to it.


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* WhatAnIdiot: Averted in that the film takes great pains during the captive scene to let the audience know how hard the team's decision is, effectively silencing armchair critics who might have a WhyDontYouJustShootHim approach. Granted, letting them go still wasn't the right move (obviously), but their choices were extremely limited: their operation was already compromised, their radios weren't working properly, and with comparatively innocent actions (such as taking a gun from an enemy) were being severely punished, coupled with a liberal media condemning most military actions as war crimes, they were reluctant to simply kill the shepherds. Doesn't stop most people from coming up with [[TakeAThirdOption their own solutions]] (at the very least, zip-tying the boy to a goat or zip-tying them together would have barred him from his LeParkour and slowed them down, buying much-needed time), but the pressure is very evident in the scene.
* WTHCastingAgency: Mark Wahlberg doesn't really resemble Marcus Luttrel apart from them both having dark hair; one would think that his casting would be the most important, since he's the main (and titular) character. (The famously short Wahlberg is almost a foot shorter than the [[HeroicBuild 6'5" tall Luttrel]]) Still, despite [[NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent not having Luttrel's characteristic Texan accent]], Wahlberg plays Luttrel admirably.

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* NightmareFuel: The squad jumps off of a small cliff to escape the Taliban. When they're rolling down the hill below, there are lots of wince-inducing shots showing them landing in ways that could easily break bones or hitting obstacles very hard, and the whole ordeal leaves them significantly bloodier than the preceding gunfight.


* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: [[http://spacerecordings.bandcamp.com/track/survival]] This theme is what plays [[spoiler:When you get the Green ending]]

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[[http://spacerecordings.bandcamp.com/track/survival]] This com/track/survival Survival,]] the theme is what that plays [[spoiler:When you get the Green ending]]ending]].



* {{Fanon}}: The pocket flashlight You wears is commonly mistaken by players for a red tie, and drawn as such in many fan works.



* {{Tearjerker}} [[spoiler: The Green ending.]]

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* {{Tearjerker}} {{Tearjerker}}: [[spoiler: The Green ending.]]


!!For the book:

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!!For the book:book and the film adaptation:

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