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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.
- Bravo Squad is a hastily recruited Ragtag Bunch of Misfits.
- 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.
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