Mildly Military/Playing With

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Basic Trope: A military organization with very lax discipline and rules of hierarchy

  • Straight: Pvt. Jones of Bravo Squad routinely calls Bravo Commander by her first name.
  • Exaggerated: Everyone in the Troperia Army from the lowliest private to the highest ranked general goes by their first names and can get away with gross breaches in protocol.
  • Justified: Bravo Squad is an elite special forces squad so they get a little more leeway when it comes to regulations.
  • Inverted: The workers of the company Troperia Electronics Inc. wear military-like uniforms and use military-like titles. And discipline is very strict.
  • Subverted: When Bravo Squad is first met, they are very loose and informal. But when they enter combat, they lose their informal attitude.
  • Double Subverted: ???
  • Parodied: You get put in the brig for trying to enforce the regulations.
  • Deconstructed: Bravo Squad gets their ass handed to them during their first real battle due to their total lack of discipline.
    • Bravo Squad becomes the laughingstock of the Troperia Army and the public because of their lack of discipline.
  • Reconstructed: The lack of discipline leads to a disastrous defeat, but they partially redeem themselves because their focus on individual initiative and loose organization make them surprisingly good at guerilla warfare.
  • Zig Zagged: The discipline of Bravo Squad varies. Sometimes they are very loose and informal. Other times they are very strict about rules and regulations.
  • Averted: Bravo Squad has a strict emphasis on discipline.
  • Enforced: ???
  • Lampshaded: "Gee, the Bravo Squad doesn't seem to be very professional for a group of elite soldiers."
  • Invoked: ???
  • Defied: "Ugh, we really need to teach the soldiers of Bravo Squad some discipline."
  • Discussed: "I wonder if it's true that elite soldiers are less strict when it comes to regulations?"
  • Conversed: ???
  • Played For Laughs: ???
  • Played For Drama: ???

Just waltz on back to Mildly Military while not saluting that general over there.