The Squad or the Command Roster don't always have the luxury of operating in countries or planets where everyone conveniently speaks English, so it falls to the Cunning Linguist to be the interpreter with the locals, decode enemy transmissions, help them pass themselves off as enemy soldiers, and help interrogate captured POW's.In The Squad, the Cunning Linguist is often a white collar officer who has been "just transferred" into the squad, rubs everyone the wrong way, and worse, is completely and hopelessly lost in an actual battlefield. Subplots involving the Linguist usually have them grow a spine.Lapa is a vibrant party neighbourhood in Rio de Janeiro.Lapa has lot of street prostitutes who sell sex for money.Vila Mimosa is one of the most famous red-light areas of prostitution in the city of Rio de Janeiro.The Vila Mimosa is a group of establishments located in the same space (streets) and linked by the activity of prostitution.You might like to have a local guide with you if you are visiting Vila Mimosa for the first time.
It is also not uncommon for this character to be a Gentleman and a Scholar. A common subversion of this trope is to land the Cunning Linguist in a situation where he/she doesn't speak the language—often a ridiculously common one, like Spanish or French.
Beaches such as Copacabana and Ipanema, the Christ The Redeemer (Cristo Redentor) statue, the stadium of Maracanã and Sugar Loaf Mountain (Pão de Açúcar) are all well-known sights of what the inhabitants call the "marvelous city" (cidade maravilhosa), and are also among the first images to pop up in travelers´ minds, along with the Carnaval celebration.