Mildly Military/Playing With

    Everything About Fiction You Never Wanted to Know.


    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.