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31st May '16 8:47:59 AM Doug86
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* In ''Series/UpstairsDownstairs'', James Bellamy is given a staff job when his views on the battle of Mons in UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne are made public by Tory sympathisers. Later on, due to the frustrations of being away from the real fighting, and with the help of Hazel, who pulls a few strings for him, he returns to the front as a Major.

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* In ''Series/UpstairsDownstairs'', James Bellamy is given a staff job when his views on the battle of Mons in UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarI are made public by Tory sympathisers. Later on, due to the frustrations of being away from the real fighting, and with the help of Hazel, who pulls a few strings for him, he returns to the front as a Major.
16th May '16 8:20:46 AM Nazetrime
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* A backstory element of ''Franchise/{{Noob}}'' includes the retirement Spectre, the UltimateGamer386 of the time and Amaras' mentor. One of the twists of the story includes Spectre coming back after a new faction was added to the game in which the story is set.
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3rd Apr '16 1:45:26 AM Chabal2
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* ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'': Commander Root reactivates himself as a field agent when a hostage situation goes bad. Normally this requires extensive paperwork and an interview with the commanding officer, fortunately Root happens to have quite a lot of influence with him...
25th Mar '16 11:19:11 AM isoycrazy
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Related to TenMinuteRetirement. In the case of BackInTheSaddle, the retirement or promotion typically won't happen in the same story arc as the return to the action. This trope also applies to being KickedUpstairs or being otherwise made into a DeskJockey.

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Related to TenMinuteRetirement. In the case of BackInTheSaddle, Back In The Saddle, the retirement or promotion typically won't happen in the same story arc as the return to the action. This trope also applies to being KickedUpstairs or being otherwise made into a DeskJockey.


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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': in ''Literature/SkinGame''
** Michael Carpenter [[spoiler:(with Uriel's help)]] finds the strength to once more pick [[CoolSword Amorachius]] and leave his home to help his friends from evil.
** Harry invokes this to warn the Fomor that Chicago is under his protection once more.
16th Mar '16 9:20:25 AM ObsidianFire
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*** Admiral Kirk initially tries to insist that Captain Spock, the ship's commander, stay in command of the ship during the mission, as Captain Decker did in the previous film, but Spock insisted that the Enterprise rightfully belonged to Kirk. [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation Maybe because]] [[GenreSavvy he knew what]] [[HeroicSacrifice happened]] to the [[MauveShirt last guy]].

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*** Admiral Kirk initially tries to insist that Captain Spock, the ship's commander, stay in command of the ship during the mission, as Captain Decker did in the previous film, but Spock insisted that the Enterprise rightfully belonged to Kirk. [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation Maybe because]] [[GenreSavvy he knew what]] what [[HeroicSacrifice happened]] to the [[MauveShirt last guy]].
20th Feb '16 9:28:42 AM Ohio9
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In November of 1915, First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill resigned from the government to take a commission as an Army officer on the Western Front. Churchill had previously served in the British Army from 1895-1900.

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* In November of 1915, First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill resigned from the government to take a commission as an Army officer on the Western Front. Churchill had previously served in the British Army from 1895-1900.
19th Feb '16 11:00:06 PM Ohio9
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In November of 1915, First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill resigned from the government to take a commission as an Army officer on the Western Front. Churchill had previously served in the British Army from 1895-1900.
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18th Oct '15 11:49:44 AM nombretomado
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* In ''ThePowerpuffGirls'', the decrepitly old Captain Righteous and Lefty are brought out of retirement because of their reputation in the past of being the only ones able to stop the Ministry of Pain. The Ministry themselves are also decrepitly old and have gone senile. They could have easily been stopped by the Powerpuffs, though Blossom insists that Righteous and Lefty be allowed to do it because the girls needed to respect their elders.

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* In ''ThePowerpuffGirls'', ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'', the decrepitly old Captain Righteous and Lefty are brought out of retirement because of their reputation in the past of being the only ones able to stop the Ministry of Pain. The Ministry themselves are also decrepitly old and have gone senile. They could have easily been stopped by the Powerpuffs, though Blossom insists that Righteous and Lefty be allowed to do it because the girls needed to respect their elders.
16th Aug '15 8:18:01 AM SetsunasaNiWa
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''Not'' ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin[[note]] [[CaptainObvious unless the character is literally getting on a horse]][[/note]]: When someone who no longer fights on the front lines, perhaps because they [[KickedUpstairs got promoted]] to a [[DeskJockey desk job]], or decided that they were getting too old for this and [[RetiredBadass retired]], returns to battle, either out of boredom or necessity. Can often apply to TheCaptain, a FourStarBadass, or maybe even [[OurPresidentsAreDifferent The President]] or [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething the King]].

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''Not'' ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin[[note]] [[CaptainObvious unless the character is literally getting on a horse]][[/note]]: horse[[/note]]: When someone who no longer fights on the front lines, perhaps because they [[KickedUpstairs got promoted]] to a [[DeskJockey desk job]], or decided that they were getting too old for this and [[RetiredBadass retired]], returns to battle, either out of boredom or necessity. Can often apply to TheCaptain, a FourStarBadass, or maybe even [[OurPresidentsAreDifferent The President]] or [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething the King]].
9th Jul '15 5:49:02 PM nombretomado
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* In the final few episodes of ''{{Macross7}}'' both [[CoolOldGuy Max]] and [[CoolOldLady Miria]] retake their positions as Valkyrie pilots and it is glorious.

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* In the final few episodes of ''{{Macross7}}'' ''Anime/{{Macross7}}'' both [[CoolOldGuy Max]] and [[CoolOldLady Miria]] retake their positions as Valkyrie pilots and it is glorious.
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