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Basic Trope: The story has an organization or group formed to fight against a race of monsters.

  • Straight: Slayers Troperia is about the Slayer Division of The Troperian Army. they were trained specifically for fighting Overlord Evulz's Made of Magic Big Creepy-Crawlies army.
  • Exaggerated: The Troperian Army creates different divisions for every different kind of creature that attacks Troperia.
  • Downplayed:
    • The Slayer Division consists of three people, and Evulz only made a few of his Made of Magic creatures. so the "division" isn't even a separate part of their original team. but they get some special attention in-universe.
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    • the Troperian Army has a division for capturing monsters rather than killing them.
  • Justified:
    • The Troperian Army do not have enough resources to train all the soldiers. so they opted to train a some of them and make them Elite Mooks with Crippling Overspecialization.
    • There aren't a many monsters that can be caught so it's not worth training the entire army in capturing them.
  • Inverted:
  • Subverted:
    • Due to lack of funds, The training for the unit who will specialize in fighting Evulz's Magic Mooks was halted and the trainees were never officially given a unique designation.
    • The monsters turn out to be sentient, and the organization is now trying to become friends with them instead.
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  • Double Subverted: However, when Evulz launched an attack with his Made of Magic Mooks, The trainees were easily able to repel them, and the mooks dropped stuff that the military needed so the Trainee units were rewarded with new uniforms and the collective title "Slayer Division".
  • Parodied: Slayers Troperia is about the Slayer Division of The Troperian Army. Armed to the Brim with Depleted Phlebotinum Shells powered guns. They were formed specifically... for Public Service Pest Control.
  • Zig Zagged: The organization keeps getting reformed and disbanded for every failure or success they have.
  • Averted:
    • No specialized groups are formed to fight monsters in the work.
    • A Bug War where a regular military force is fighting the bugs.
  • Enforced: "An army fighting The Horde is pretty cliche. why not make The Horde into monsters and have a group or army unit that specialize at fighting them?"
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  • Lampshaded: The group/organization members never fails to mention that they are in a highly specialized unit to any new people they meet.
  • Invoked: Someone gets the bright idea of observing the monsters and eventually learning of their weakness(es) and proposed to train people and form a group to fight them.
  • Exploited:
    • Knowing they've discovered his mooks weakness and that they formed a group for them. Evulz has set up his next attack to switch his Mooks around so the Slayer Division will be against Mooks they don't know how to fight.
    • The local Magnificent Bastard realizes that the Slayers are effectively an elite unit outside the normal chain of command and with minimal supervision. He manages to get control of them by earning (or faking) a reputation as an expert monster hunter, then subverts them to his own ends. After all, since the monsters are such a great threat, the Slayers require more authority, resources, and freedom of action in order to fight them... Pretty soon, the Slayers are effectively the Magnificent Bastard's personal army, and he's the de facto power in Troperia.
  • Defied: The higher ups insist that each soldier should be capable of handling anything Evulz would throw at them.
  • Discussed: *While fighting monsters* "Aw man, why are we the ones fighting these monsters? doesn't the army have a division of experts in killing these things?"
  • Conversed:
    Aries: Why do these soldiers risk their lives fighting giants with boxcutter swords? They have big guns and they work.
    Bella: Come on, the author has already explained that in the first episodes and you still doubt it?
  • Deconstructed:
  • Reconstructed:
    • The system is reorganized to be more caring towards the organizations' members, and The Power of Friendship pulls through, giving a lot of them hope to fight again (and subsequently, for the audience to root for them again).
    • Lots of the famous members are still good at heart and genuinely desire to protect humanity.

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