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24th Aug '16 9:29:49 PM nombretomado
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* The core of the eponymous mercenary band in Glen Cook's ''TheBlackCompany'' is a Band Of Brothers, and it's the only way the survive all of the crazy shit that happens to them.
* ''The Fellowship of the Ring'' from the ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'' ends up like this, especially the four hobbits and the three hunters. In fact, many novels that are based on small long-term groups with fixed rosters that do ''[[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons D&D]]''-style adventuring result in a Band Of Brothers of sorts.

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* The core of the eponymous mercenary band in Glen Cook's ''TheBlackCompany'' ''Literature/TheBlackCompany'' is a Band Of Brothers, and it's the only way the survive all of the crazy shit that happens to them.
* ''The Fellowship of the Ring'' from the ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'' ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' ends up like this, especially the four hobbits and the three hunters. In fact, many novels that are based on small long-term groups with fixed rosters that do ''[[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons D&D]]''-style adventuring result in a Band Of Brothers of sorts.
31st Jul '16 3:04:36 PM RavenWilder
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* The main cast of ''Series/{{The 100}}'' become this as they fight for survival on the ground. Made explicit in the episode "Nevermore" when Monty tells Octavia, "We're your people. We were sent down together. We survive together." He proves this is the case when [[spoiler:his mom tries to kill Octavia, and he shoots her in the chest to save Octavia's life]].

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* The main cast of ''Series/{{The 100}}'' become this as they fight for survival on the ground. Made explicit in the episode "Nevermore" when Monty tells Octavia, "We're your people. We were sent down together. We survive together." He proves this is the case when [[spoiler:his mom tries to kill Octavia, and he shoots her in the chest to save Octavia's life]]."
31st Jul '16 3:02:07 PM RavenWilder
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* The main cast of ''Series/{{The 100}}'' become this as they fight for survival on the ground. Made explicit in the episode "Nevermore" when Monty tells Octavia, "We're your people. We were sent down together. We survive together." He proves this is the case when [[spoiler:his mom tries to kill Octavia, and he shoots her in the chest to save Octavia's life]].
26th Jul '16 10:59:05 PM otakusapien
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* Team Sidewinder in the ''Literature/CutAndRun'' series and the titular ''Sidewinder'' spin-off series. The members of Sidewinder consider each other family and frewuently call each other "brother."
11th Jul '16 7:48:15 AM StFan
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* Justy Tylor from ''Anime/IrresponsibleCaptainTylor'' sees the crew of the Soyokaze as this ("You're like everyone else on the Soyokaze is to me...You're my crew...and you're all important to me"). Some of the Marines might beg to differ, though. Even so, they ''will'' face against the ''entire'' UPSF to save him. ''Twice.''

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* Justy Tylor from ''Anime/IrresponsibleCaptainTylor'' sees the crew of the Soyokaze as this ("You're like everyone else on the Soyokaze is to me...You're my crew... and you're all important to me"). Some of the Marines might beg to differ, though. Even so, they ''will'' face against the ''entire'' UPSF to save him. ''Twice.''



* ''[[Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman Gatchaman]]''. One of the original [[FiveManBand Five Man Bands]], the Science Ninja Team may fight, argue and generally crawl all over each other's nerves, but when push comes to shove they'll go through hell for one another. Arguably the origin of the SuperSentai version of the trope.

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* ''[[Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman Gatchaman]]''.''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman''. One of the original [[FiveManBand Five Man Bands]], the Science Ninja Team may fight, argue and generally crawl all over each other's nerves, but when push comes to shove they'll go through hell for one another. Arguably the origin of the SuperSentai version of the trope.



* ''Manga/OnePiece''. The Straw Hats aren't just a crew. They're ''family''.

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* ''Manga/OnePiece''. ''Manga/OnePiece'':
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The Straw Hats aren't just a crew. They're ''family''.



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* The Comicbook/{{Legion Of Super-Heroes}} - particularly the [[PowerTrio Founders Three]], Cosmic Boy, Saturn Girl, and Lightning Lad/Live Wire - and, separately, the Legion of Substitute Heroes. In the case of the latter, there is at least one instance of one of the Substitutes turning down an invitation to join the Legion proper out of loyalty to the other Subs.

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* The Comicbook/{{Legion Of ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}} - -- particularly the [[PowerTrio Founders Three]], Cosmic Boy, Saturn Girl, and Lightning Lad/Live Wire - -- and, separately, the Legion of Substitute Heroes. In the case of the latter, there is at least one instance of one of the Substitutes turning down an invitation to join the Legion proper out of loyalty to the other Subs.



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* ComicStrip/FlashGordon, Dale Arden, Hans Zarkov, Thun, Barin, Aura, and Vultan.
* ''ComicStrip/TerryAndThePirates''' Terry Lee, Pat Ryan and Connie.
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* Ping and the others in ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'' grow on each other during the TrainingFromHell TrainingMontage - which of course is exactly what half of boot camp is about.

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* Ping and the others in ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'' grow on each other during the TrainingFromHell TrainingMontage - -- which of course is exactly what half of boot camp is about.



* The Burns Gang of ''TheProposition'' are a perfect example of an evil version of this trope. Arthur considers all of them to be brothers, including the ones who aren't his genetic brothers, one of whom is even of a different race. He truly loves them all, and has not a single cruel word for any of them. When told that his youngest (genetic) brother has found a girl and wants out, he is completely supportive. And if you're not his brother, you're liable to get shot, knifed, kicked to death, robbed, or possibly raped.

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* The Burns Gang of ''TheProposition'' ''Film/TheProposition'' are a perfect example of an evil version of this trope. Arthur considers all of them to be brothers, including the ones who aren't his genetic brothers, one of whom is even of a different race. He truly loves them all, and has not a single cruel word for any of them. When told that his youngest (genetic) brother has found a girl and wants out, he is completely supportive. And if you're not his brother, you're liable to get shot, knifed, kicked to death, robbed, or possibly raped.



-->'''Dave:''' They tried to make me talk. I gave 'em nothing.
-->'''Frank:''' You don't know me. You don't owe me anything. I've brought you nothing but trouble. Why are you ready to die for me?
-->'''Dave:''' Because... you're one of us. You're family.
* ''Film/SavingPrivateRyan:'' Private Ryan, asked by Captain Miller what they should tell his mother if he stayed to fight, said to tell her, "When you found me, I was here, and I was with the only brothers I have left. And that there was no way I was deserting them. I think she'd understand that."

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-->'''Dave:''' They tried to make me talk. I gave 'em nothing.
-->'''Frank:'''
nothing.\\
'''Frank:'''
You don't know me. You don't owe me anything. I've brought you nothing but trouble. Why are you ready to die for me?
-->'''Dave:'''
me?\\
'''Dave:'''
Because... you're one of us. You're family.
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Private Ryan, asked by Captain Miller what they should tell his mother if he stayed to fight, said to tell her, "When you found me, I was here, and I was with the only brothers I have left. And that there was no way I was deserting them. I think she'd understand that."



* In ''[[Film/RobinHood2010 Robin Hood]]'', after 10 years together in the army, Robin's friends choose to stick around even after Robin urges them repeatedly to go their own ways.
* Played for laughs at the beginning of ''Film/AnotherCountry'' when Rupert Everett's Russian spy character uses the quote in a conversation with a young female reporter. She does not recognize the lines, highligthing the differences in age and education between the two. Also, the trope is inverted or at least used with some irony because "band of brothers" here refers to members of the Guy Burgess traitor ring, aka the Cambridge Five.

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* In ''[[Film/RobinHood2010 Robin Hood]]'', ''Film/{{Robin Hood|2010}}'', after 10 years together in the army, Robin's friends choose to stick around even after Robin urges them repeatedly to go their own ways.
* Played for laughs at the beginning of ''Film/AnotherCountry'' when Rupert Everett's Russian spy character uses the quote in a conversation with a young female reporter. She does not recognize the lines, highligthing the differences in age and education between the two. Also, the trope is inverted or at least used with some irony because "band of brothers" here refers to members of the Guy Burgess traitor ring, aka a.k.a. the Cambridge Five.



-->[[ArcWords Damn Few.]]

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* Several of these form during the ''Literature/HorusHeresy'' novels. Most of them are torn into shreds over the course; we ''are'' talking the backstory to TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}, after all. The best example is the Mournival, which starts as a FourTemperamentEnsemble and ends up as [[BloodBrothers Torgaddon and Loken]] vs. Aximand and Abaddon in a fight to the death.

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* Several of these form during the ''Literature/HorusHeresy'' novels. Most of them are torn into shreds over the course; we ''are'' talking the backstory to TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}, ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'', after all. The best example is the Mournival, which starts as a FourTemperamentEnsemble and ends up as [[BloodBrothers Torgaddon and Loken]] vs. Aximand and Abaddon in a fight to the death.



* Creator/TerryPratchett uses this a few times in the Discworld.

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* Creator/JossWhedon loves this trope:
** The Scoobies in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', with a [[BlackComedy funny]] shout-out in the 5th season finale:
--->'''Giles''': We few, we happy few...
--->'''Spike''': We band of buggered.
*** But the most glorious example is:
---->'''Tara's Dad:''' You people have no right to interfere with Tara's affairs. We are her blood kin! Who the hell are you?
---->'''Buffy:''' [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome We're]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming her family.]]
** Angel Investigations in ''Series/{{Angel}}''.
--->'''Angel:''' We've been pushed to the edge so many times; done things we were sure could never be forgiven. But we're always there for each other when it counts. We've never let the darkness win. And it's not because of the Powers That Be or the super strength or the magical weapons. It's because we believe in each other, not just as friends or lovers, but as champions. All of us, together.
** The crew of Serenity in ''{{Series/Firefly}}'' in particular will do just about anything for each other. Even Simon Tam and Jayne Cobb, who hate each other, have saved the life of the other at least. Not to mention this exchange after Mal and crew save River from being [[BurnTheWitch burned at the stake]] in the BigDamnHeroes moment that named that trope:
--->'''Mal:''' Cut her down!
--->'''Patron:''' The girl is a witch.
--->'''Mal:''' Yeah, but she's ''our'' witch. * [[[DramaticGunCock KA-CHINK!]]]* So cut her the hell down.
-->Even better:
--->'''Simon:''' Why did you come back for us?
--->'''Mal:''' You're part of my crew.
--->'''Simon:''' But you don't even like me?
--->'''Mal:''' You're part of my crew. Why are we still discussing this?
*** Mal himself proved how [[PapaWolf violently protective of his crew]] he could be near the end of "Ariel", when confronting Jayne and preparing to [[ThrownOutTheAirlock throw him out the airlock]] for Jayne ratting out River and Simon.
---->'''Jayne:''' What're you takin' it so personal for? It ain't like I ratted ''you'' out to the feds!
---->'''Mal:''' Oh, but you ''did!'' You turn on ''any'' of my crew, ''you turn on me!'' But since that's a concept you can't seem to wrap your head around, then you've got no place here. You did it to ''me'', Jayne. And that's a fact.
*** In turn, the rest of the crew showed their own unblinking loyalty to Mal in "War Stories", when even [[TheMedic Simon]] and [[WrenchWench Kaylee]] took up arms to save him.
---->'''Kaylee:''' If it were any of us, Cap'n wouldn't hesitate.
*** "Ariel" also has Simon going off to save a dying man, risking capture and leaving River in Jayne's care - which he probably wouldn't have done if he didn't actually trust Jayne to get River to safety should anything happen to him. One can't help but wonder how the extent of Simon's trust factored in Jayne's decision to save the Tams instead of simply making a run for it at the first opportune moment.

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': Creator/JossWhedon loves this trope:
trope.
** The Scoobies in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', Scoobies, with a [[BlackComedy funny]] shout-out in the 5th season finale:
--->'''Giles''': --->'''Giles:''' We few, we happy few...
--->'''Spike''':
few...\\
'''Spike:'''
We band of buggered.
*** ** But the most glorious example is:
---->'''Tara's --->'''Tara's Dad:''' You people have no right to interfere with Tara's affairs. We are her blood kin! Who the hell are you?
---->'''Buffy:'''
you?\\
'''Buffy:'''
[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome We're]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming her family.]]
** * Angel Investigations in ''Series/{{Angel}}''.
--->'''Angel:''' -->'''Angel:''' We've been pushed to the edge so many times; done things we were sure could never be forgiven. But we're always there for each other when it counts. We've never let the darkness win. And it's not because of the Powers That Be or the super strength or the magical weapons. It's because we believe in each other, not just as friends or lovers, but as champions. All of us, together.
* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'':
** The crew of Serenity in ''{{Series/Firefly}}'' in in particular will do just about anything for each other. Even Simon Tam and Jayne Cobb, who hate each other, have saved the life of the other at least. Not to mention this exchange after Mal and crew save River from being [[BurnTheWitch burned at the stake]] in the BigDamnHeroes moment that named that trope:
--->'''Mal:''' Cut her down!
--->'''Patron:'''
down!\\
'''Patron:'''
The girl is a witch.
--->'''Mal:'''
witch.\\
'''Mal:'''
Yeah, but she's ''our'' witch. * [[[DramaticGunCock KA-CHINK!]]]* ''[[[DramaticGunCock KA-CHINK!]]]'' So cut her the hell down.
-->Even ** Even better:
--->'''Simon:''' Why did you come back for us?
--->'''Mal:'''
us?\\
'''Mal:'''
You're part of my crew.
--->'''Simon:'''
crew.\\
'''Simon:'''
But you don't even like me?
--->'''Mal:'''
me?\\
'''Mal:'''
You're part of my crew. Why are we still discussing this?
*** ** Mal himself proved how [[PapaWolf violently protective of his crew]] he could be near the end of "Ariel", when confronting Jayne and preparing to [[ThrownOutTheAirlock throw him out the airlock]] for Jayne ratting out River and Simon.
---->'''Jayne:''' --->'''Jayne:''' What're you takin' it so personal for? It ain't like I ratted ''you'' out to the feds!
---->'''Mal:'''
feds!\\
'''Mal:'''
Oh, but you ''did!'' You turn on ''any'' of my crew, ''you turn on me!'' But since that's a concept you can't seem to wrap your head around, then you've got no place here. You did it to ''me'', Jayne. And that's a fact.
*** ** In turn, the rest of the crew showed their own unblinking loyalty to Mal in "War Stories", when even [[TheMedic Simon]] and [[WrenchWench Kaylee]] took up arms to save him.
---->'''Kaylee:''' --->'''Kaylee:''' If it were any of us, Cap'n wouldn't hesitate.
*** ** "Ariel" also has Simon going off to save a dying man, risking capture and leaving River in Jayne's care - which he probably wouldn't have done if he didn't actually trust Jayne to get River to safety should anything happen to him. One can't help but wonder how the extent of Simon's trust factored in Jayne's decision to save the Tams instead of simply making a run for it at the first opportune moment.



* The ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' crew captures the Band Of Brothers spirit perfectly with their "We don't leave our people behind" refrain.
** Which was a catch-phrase at the SGC earlier (see the episode Abyss for a perfect example of how far this can be taken and understood). The members of the team become each other's best friends, confidants, and essentially nothing will cause more angst than when one is in trouble, wounded, or presumed dead. ''Series/StargateSG1'' epitomizes the Band Of Brothers trope. Major Carter even says to one of the other characters, "We were a team. No one can even begin to understand what that really means." And calls Daniel's death[[spoiler:(presumed)/ascension]] one of the worst things she's ever been through. And, let's face it, she's been through a lot.
--->'''Teal'c''': You are like a brother to me, O'Neill.
--->'''O'Neill''': [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld Aren't you like, eighty]]...?
--->'''Teal'c''': A younger brother perhaps, but that is not the point.
* In ''Series/BurnNotice'' Michael Westen is closer to Fiona and Sam than he is his actual family, having placed his life in their hands more than once in their long history as spies. Over the course of the show, he has to learn to to re-relate to and even trust his mother and brother Nate as well as he does his friends.
** And, as many episodes including season finales have shown, you do ''not'' [[BerserkButton mess with Michael's family or his friends.]]
---> '''Michael:''' "[[BewareTheNiceOnes Fiona is not my past!]]"

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The ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' crew captures the Band Of of Brothers spirit perfectly with their "We don't leave our people behind" refrain.
** Which was a catch-phrase at the SGC earlier (see the episode Abyss "Abyss" for a perfect example of how far this can be taken and understood). The members of the team become each other's best friends, confidants, and essentially nothing will cause more angst than when one is in trouble, wounded, or presumed dead. ''Series/StargateSG1'' epitomizes the Band Of of Brothers trope. Major Carter even says to one of the other characters, "We were a team. No one can even begin to understand what that really means." And calls Daniel's death[[spoiler:(presumed)/ascension]] one of the worst things she's ever been through. And, let's face it, she's been through a lot.
--->'''Teal'c''': --->'''Teal'c:''' You are like a brother to me, O'Neill.
--->'''O'Neill''':
O'Neill.\\
'''O'Neill:'''
[[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld Aren't you like, eighty]]...?
--->'''Teal'c''':
?\\
'''Teal'c:'''
A younger brother perhaps, but that is not the point.
* In ''Series/BurnNotice'' Michael Westen is closer to Fiona and Sam than he is his actual family, having placed his life in their hands more than once in their long history as spies. Over the course of the show, he has to learn to to re-relate to and even trust his mother and brother Nate as well as he does his friends.
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friends. And, as many episodes including season finales have shown, you do ''not'' [[BerserkButton mess with Michael's family or his friends.]]
---> '''Michael:''' "[[BewareTheNiceOnes -->'''Michael:''' [[BewareTheNiceOnes Fiona is not my past!]]"past!]]



* The staff of Series/{{MASH}} Unit 4077 may not like each other and often bicker like children, but they can't help but bond over [[WarIsHell "meatball surgery" and the dangers of life in a war zone]].
* Robert Crawley, 6th Earl of Grantham, on ''Series/DowntonAbbey'' and his valet, John Bates. Both served in UsefulNotes/TheSecondBoerWar; Bates was his batman (a military bodyguard-cum-valet for an officer). Lord Grantham is intensely protective of Bates, keeping him on as his valet even though his leg injury makes it much more difficult for him to do a valet's job, backing him up on the occasions that downstairs spats reached his attention, and, most vitally, allowing Bates to use the Crawley family lawyer Mr Murray after [[spoiler:he is accused and convicted of Mrs Bates' murder.]] For his part, Bates tries his best to serve as Lord Grantham's eyes and ears downstairs.
** No doubt the both of them have other such friends from the Regiment, but we never see them.
* Sibuna from ''Series/HouseOfAnubis''. Despite any fights the group may have they are shown to be incredibly loyal to each other, risking lives on almost a daily basis for another member who needs it. Not exactly a band of ''brothers'' though, as it's, as Amber puts it, "Three girls and two men. Well, boys." However, now it's three boys and two girls, but the point still stands.

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* The staff of Series/{{MASH}} ''Series/{{MASH}}'' Unit 4077 may not like each other and often bicker like children, but they can't help but bond over [[WarIsHell "meatball surgery" and the dangers of life in a war zone]].
* Robert Crawley, 6th Earl of Grantham, on ''Series/DowntonAbbey'' and his valet, John Bates. Both served in UsefulNotes/TheSecondBoerWar; Bates was his batman (a military bodyguard-cum-valet for an officer). Lord Grantham is intensely protective of Bates, keeping him on as his valet even though his leg injury makes it much more difficult for him to do a valet's job, backing him up on the occasions that downstairs spats reached his attention, and, most vitally, allowing Bates to use the Crawley family lawyer Mr Murray after [[spoiler:he is accused and convicted of Mrs Bates' murder.]] For his part, Bates tries his best to serve as Lord Grantham's eyes and ears downstairs.
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downstairs. No doubt the both of them have other such friends from the Regiment, but we never see them.
* Sibuna from ''Series/HouseOfAnubis''.''Series/HouseOfAnubis'':
** Sibuna.
Despite any fights the group may have they are shown to be incredibly loyal to each other, risking lives on almost a daily basis for another member who needs it. Not exactly a band of ''brothers'' though, as it's, as Amber puts it, "Three girls and two men. Well, boys." However, now it's three boys and two girls, but the point still stands.



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* ComicStrip/FlashGordon, Dale Arden, Hans Zarkov, Thun, Barin, Aura, and Vultan.
* ''ComicStrip/TerryAndThePirates''' Terry Lee, Pat Ryan and Connie.


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* ComicStrip/FlashGordon, Dale Arden, Hans Zarkov, Thun, Barin, Aura, Ice-Hockey teams. Hurt one player, especially the goalie or star player, [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge and Vultan.
* ''ComicStrip/TerryAndThePirates''' Terry Lee, Pat Ryan and Connie.

on ice team mates will come after you]]. To varying degrees this is true for almost any sports team, it's just that hockey allows them to show it more violently.



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* Most adventuring parties in ''[[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Dungeons & Dragons]]'' wind up like this, if they last.
** And just about every other kind of adventuring party in every other tabletop RPG that allows for them, really.
*** [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder Except]] ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}''.
** ''[[TabletopGame/BurningWheel Burning Wheel]]'' has a standard intro/demo scenario, The Sword, about what happens when the adventuring party gets the loot and no longer has anything holding their disparate intentions for it together. Hint: it's also often used as a combat demo, and there are no characters or monsters except the [=PCs=].
* Despite [[CrapsackWorld the setting]], ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' even manages to demonstrate this trope with the Space Marines. ''Nothing'' is more important to them than loyalty to their Battle Brothers and fealty to the Chapter, and aside from the God-Emperor himself and the founding Primarch they recognise no authority other than their Chapter Master. This is why the Horus Heresy is considering so tragic, as conquering solar systems and crushing civilisations was perfectly fine, but turning against and fighting your brothers was inconceivable.
** Tau units are sometimes bonded together in the Ta'lissera ritual, which translates as 'covenant', 'bond', or [[HoYay 'marriage']] depending on the source.

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* Most adventuring parties in ''[[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Dungeons & Dragons]]'' ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' wind up like this, if they last.
** * And just about every other kind of adventuring party in every other tabletop RPG that allows for them, really.
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really. [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder Except]] ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}''.
** ''[[TabletopGame/BurningWheel Burning Wheel]]'' * ''TabletopGame/BurningWheel'' has a standard intro/demo scenario, The Sword, "The Sword", about what happens when the adventuring party gets the loot and no longer has anything holding their disparate intentions for it together. Hint: it's also often used as a combat demo, and there are no characters or monsters except the [=PCs=].
* Despite [[CrapsackWorld the setting]], ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' even manages to demonstrate this trope with the trope.
** The
Space Marines. ''Nothing'' Marines: ''nothing'' is more important to them than loyalty to their Battle Brothers and fealty to the Chapter, and aside from the God-Emperor himself and the founding Primarch they recognise recognize no authority other than their Chapter Master. This is why the Horus Heresy is considering so tragic, as conquering solar systems and crushing civilisations was perfectly fine, but turning against and fighting your brothers was inconceivable.
** Tau units are sometimes bonded together in the Ta'lissera ritual, which translates as 'covenant', 'bond', "covenant", "bond", or [[HoYay 'marriage']] "marriage"]] depending on the source.







* The [[RousingSpeech full version]] of Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''Henry V'' page quote reads as follows:
-->'''King Henry''': This story shall the good man teach his son; and Crispin Crispian shall ne'er go by, from this day to the ending of the world, but we in it shall be remembered. We few, we happy few, we [[TropeNamer band of brothers]]... [[FireForgedFriends for he to-day that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother]]; be he ne'er so vile, this day shall gentle his condition. [[StrawCivilian And gentlemen in England now-a-bed]] shall think themselves ''accurs'd'' they were not here, and hold their manhoods cheap whilst any speaks that fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day!
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAvmLDkAgAM Branagh's delivery in his film version is a particularly well-remembered rendition.]]
* One of the reasons that the plot of ''Othello'' works is that Iago is part of Othello's band of brothers, and thus it is assumed that he is playing the role.

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\n* The [[RousingSpeech full version]] of Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''Henry V'' page quote reads as follows:
follows. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAvmLDkAgAM Branagh's delivery in his film version is a particularly well-remembered rendition.]]
-->'''King Henry''': Henry:''' This story shall the good man teach his son; and Crispin Crispian shall ne'er go by, from this day to the ending of the world, but we in it shall be remembered. We few, we happy few, we [[TropeNamer band of brothers]]... [[FireForgedFriends for he to-day that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother]]; be he ne'er so vile, this day shall gentle his condition. [[StrawCivilian And gentlemen in England now-a-bed]] shall think themselves ''accurs'd'' they were not here, and hold their manhoods cheap whilst any speaks that fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day!
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAvmLDkAgAM Branagh's delivery in his film version is a particularly well-remembered rendition.]]
day!
* One of the reasons that the plot of ''Othello'' ''Theatre/{{Othello}}'' works is that Iago is part of Othello's band of brothers, and thus it is assumed that he is playing the role.



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* The Foxhound unit from the ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' fancomic ''TheLastDaysOfFoxhound'' is a highly dysfunctional covert ops group that, in the earlier parts of the comic, all more or less hated each other. (Particularly with members Psycho Mantis and Revolver Ocelot, who do everything from exchanging put-downs to fighting deathmatches, and in one case Mantis only avoids being poisoned by Ocelot by sheer luck.) Of course, later on the group (well, aside from Mantis and Ocelot) does seem to be getting closer to each other to the point that the entire group risks causing, (or at least not preventing) an international incident just to save Sniper Wolf.

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* ''Webcomic/TheLastDaysOfFoxhound'':
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The Foxhound unit from the this ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' fancomic ''TheLastDaysOfFoxhound'' is a highly dysfunctional covert ops group that, in the earlier parts of the comic, all more or less hated each other. (Particularly with members Psycho Mantis and Revolver Ocelot, who do everything from exchanging put-downs to fighting deathmatches, and in one case Mantis only avoids being poisoned by Ocelot by sheer luck.) Of course, later on the group (well, aside from Mantis and Ocelot) does seem to be getting closer to each other to the point that the entire group risks causing, (or at least not preventing) an international incident just to save Sniper Wolf.



* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', the rest of the team saves Belkar from being killed by Miko, even though they hate him. Yes, they hate Belkar, but they hate Miko more, and Belkar's still a member of their team. They also keep him in the group to lessen the amount of damage he can do.
** The exact words Vaarsuvius said when [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0285.html saving Belkar from Miko]] were, "Belkar is a horrible, loathsome, supremely selfish creature who behaves contemptibly, laughs at the pain of others, has no manners whatsoever, and whose mental acuity would be compared unfavorably to that of a table. And yet I find I still prefer him to you."
*** This works as a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech for both Miko '''and''' Belkar at once.
** Also when Elan gets captured, they all go to rescue him, even though his stupidity has gotten them in trouble often. Roy at first refuses to but then realizes how horrible it would be to abandon Elan. It's later mentioned that if he hadn't changed his mind, he would have gone straight from [[OrderVersusChaos Lawful]] Good to TrueNeutral. Note that this decision wasn't so much based around the concept of a Band Of Brothers, but Roy realizing that Elan is an innocent and the kind of person he should be trying to protect, even if he is annoying.
** Belkar hates his companions as much as they hate him. But does he even slow down when it comes to killing lots of people in order to save Haley from execution? Of course not...
*** Of course, Belkar is a HeroicComedicSociopath, so part of it might be that he just likes killing people.

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* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', the rest of the team saves Belkar from being killed by Miko, even though they hate him. Yes, they hate Belkar, but they hate Miko more, and Belkar's still a member of their team. They also keep him in the group to lessen the amount of damage he can do.
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do. The exact words Vaarsuvius said says when [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0285.html saving Belkar from Miko]] were, are, "Belkar is a horrible, loathsome, supremely selfish creature who behaves contemptibly, laughs at the pain of others, has no manners whatsoever, and whose mental acuity would be compared unfavorably to that of a table. And yet I find I still prefer him to you."
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" This works as a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech for both Miko '''and''' Belkar at once.
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once.\\\
Also when Elan gets captured, they all go to rescue him, even though his stupidity has gotten them in trouble often. Roy at first refuses to but then realizes how horrible it would be to abandon Elan. It's later mentioned that if he hadn't changed his mind, he would have gone straight from [[OrderVersusChaos Lawful]] Good to TrueNeutral. Note that this decision wasn't so much based around the concept of a Band Of Brothers, but Roy realizing that Elan is an innocent and the kind of person he should be trying to protect, even if he is annoying.
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annoying.\\\
Belkar hates his companions as much as they hate him. But does he even slow down when it comes to killing lots of people in order to save Haley from execution? Of course not...
*** Of course,
not... However, Belkar is a HeroicComedicSociopath, so part of it might be that he just likes killing people.



* Knowlton's Rangers in ''TheDreamer''.
* Instances in ''TheBeastLegion'':

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* %%* Knowlton's Rangers in ''TheDreamer''.
''Webcomic/TheDreamer''.
* Instances in ''TheBeastLegion'':''Webcomic/TheBeastLegion'':



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* The Global Guardians, the superhero team that gives the Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse its name, started out one of these, but became even moreso after the events of the the September 11th, 2001 terror attacks in which they lost one of their own while rescuing people from the collapsing World Trade Center.
* Team Kimba of the Literature/WhateleyUniverse, who have had each other's backs since the first team story "Quoth the Ninja Nevermore".

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* The Global Guardians, the superhero team that gives the Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'' its name, started out one of these, but became even moreso after the events of the the September 11th, 2001 terror attacks in which they lost one of their own while rescuing people from the collapsing World Trade Center.
* Team Kimba of the Literature/WhateleyUniverse, ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'', who have had each other's backs since the first team story "Quoth the Ninja Nevermore".
Nevermore".



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* Arcee refers to her team as family in the first episode of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime''. In season three, Optimus has to explain this to straight-laced Ultra Magnus - they're not the Elite Guard, and have grown into something greater than an army.
-->'''Magnus:''' Optimus. When we spoke earlier - what could be greater than an army?
-->'''Optimus:''' A human concept. One I have learned since coming to Earth: family.

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* Arcee refers to her team as family in the first episode of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime''. In season three, Optimus has to explain this to straight-laced Ultra Magnus - -- they're not the Elite Guard, and have grown into something greater than an army.
-->'''Magnus:''' Optimus. When we spoke earlier - -- what could be greater than an army?
-->'''Optimus:'''
army?\\
'''Optimus:'''
A human concept. One I have learned since coming to Earth: family.



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* Sport:
** Ice-Hockey teams. Hurt one player, especially the goalie or star player, [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge and on ice team mates will come after you]].
** To varying degrees this is true for almost any sports team, it's just that hockey allows them to show it more violently.

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* Sport:
** Ice-Hockey teams. Hurt one player, especially the goalie or star player, [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge and on ice team mates will come after you]].
** To varying degrees this is true for almost any sports team, it's just that hockey allows them to show it more violently.
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* Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment (pictured above), as described in the book and {{miniseries}} ''Series/BandOfBrothers'', is one of the better known examples.
** Private Kurt Gabel, 513th Parachute Infantry Regiment, quoted in the book ''Series/BandOfBrothers''...

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* Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment (pictured above), as described in the book and {{miniseries}} ''Series/BandOfBrothers'', is one of the better known examples.
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examples. Private Kurt Gabel, 513th Parachute Infantry Regiment, quoted in the book ''Series/BandOfBrothers''...''Band of Brothers''...



* ''Semper Fidelis'' Motto of the U.S. Marine Corps and a few other Organizations around the world. Meaning Always Faithful
** Not only that, but the military unit is often analogized as a family, with the commanding officer filling the role of a traditional father or head of the household, and the senior NCO as the mother. The rest of the unit, of course, is like their numerous children, brothers and sisters who sometimes bicker amongst each other, but trust in one another like a family.
* Evan Wright's book ''Literature/GenerationKill'', an account of the [=USMC=]'s First Force Recon in the 2003 invasion of Iraq, showed a rather striking scene where a group of Marines were under heavy fire in a field, and were laughing and joking. When asked why they were in such a good mood, the answer was that the Marines were surrounded by their closest friends and combat brothers; if they died in combat, they would die right alongside their best friends.
** The HBO adaptation of ''Literature/GenerationKill'' has an interesting subversion. The Marines are every bit the Band Of Brothers you'd expect them to be, but they ''also'' quickly adopt their embedded reporter, Evan Wright, as one of their own instead of turning him into a ButtMonkey. In the novel (discussed below), Wright is self-conscious of this process in a way that might pass for CasualDangerDialog, noting that he realized the Marines were starting to like him when they began poking him with their combat knives, among other forms of hazing.
*** Wright credits four things with Force Recon's acceptance of him: That he had written for several of the Marines' favourite publications (Most notably ''Hustler''), that he managed to stay cool the first time he came under fire, that he actually volunteered to stay after coming under fire instead of wimping out like the previous embedded reporters had, and that he knew he was the designated ButtMonkey and wasn't afraid to poke fun at himself when he screwed up.

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* ''Semper Fidelis'' Motto of the U.S. Marine Corps and a few other Organizations around the world. Meaning Always Faithful
**
Faithful. Not only that, but the military unit is often analogized as a family, with the commanding officer filling the role of a traditional father or head of the household, and the senior NCO as the mother. The rest of the unit, of course, is like their numerous children, brothers and sisters who sometimes bicker amongst each other, but trust in one another like a family.
* Evan Wright's book ''Literature/GenerationKill'', an account of the [=USMC=]'s First Force Recon in the 2003 invasion of Iraq, showed a rather striking scene where a group of Marines were under heavy fire in a field, and were laughing and joking. When asked why they were in such a good mood, the answer was that the Marines were surrounded by their closest friends and combat brothers; if they died in combat, they would die right alongside their best friends.
**
friends.\\\
The HBO adaptation of ''Literature/GenerationKill'' has an interesting subversion. The Marines are every bit the Band Of Brothers you'd expect them to be, but they ''also'' quickly adopt their embedded reporter, Evan Wright, as one of their own instead of turning him into a ButtMonkey. In the novel (discussed below), Wright is self-conscious of this process in a way that might pass for CasualDangerDialog, noting that he realized the Marines were starting to like him when they began poking him with their combat knives, among other forms of hazing.
***
hazing.\\\
Wright credits four things with Force Recon's acceptance of him: That he had written for several of the Marines' favourite publications (Most notably ''Hustler''), that he managed to stay cool the first time he came under fire, that he actually volunteered to stay after coming under fire instead of wimping out like the previous embedded reporters had, and that he knew he was the designated ButtMonkey and wasn't afraid to poke fun at himself when he screwed up.



* The Wehrmacht. Founded in 1935, it had abolished the old adage that "a soldier should fear his sergeant more than the enemy," which was the bread and butter of the Prussian military, and instead built heavily on the esprit du corps. Units went together through basic training with their officers, soldiers were recruited from the same general area and were kept together through the fighting.

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* The Wehrmacht. Founded in 1935, it had abolished the old adage that "a soldier should fear his sergeant more than the enemy," which was the bread and butter of the Prussian military, and instead built heavily on the esprit du de corps. Units went together through basic training with their officers, soldiers were recruited from the same general area and were kept together through the fighting.



* OlderThanFeudalism: The hoplite phalanx worked like this. The first row of hoplites would stand in formation such that their shields overlapped slightly, so each individual soldier was not only protecting himself, but the soldier to his immediate left. Hoplites were literally taking care of each other in battle. This is why coming back from battle without a shield was such a serious condemnation for a soldier. A hoplite shield was so heavy, that someone running from battle would have to leave it behind...which was the only conceivable reason to come back from battle without it. If you didn't have your shield, you couldn't protect the guy next to you. If you consciously threw away your shield, you were effectively refusing to protect a fellow soldier...which is even worse than simply refusing to fight.

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* OlderThanFeudalism: The hoplite phalanx worked like this. The first row of hoplites would stand in formation such that their shields overlapped slightly, so each individual soldier was not only protecting himself, but the soldier to his immediate left. Hoplites were literally taking care of each other in battle. This is why coming back from battle without a shield was such a serious condemnation for a soldier. A hoplite shield was so heavy, that someone running from battle would have to leave it behind... which was the only conceivable reason to come back from battle without it. If you didn't have your shield, you couldn't protect the guy next to you. If you consciously threw away your shield, you were effectively refusing to protect a fellow soldier... which is even worse than simply refusing to fight.
30th Jun '16 5:15:27 PM Doug86
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* ''XenaWarriorPrincess'': Xena and Gabrielle, often including Eve and Joxer.

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* ''XenaWarriorPrincess'': ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'': Xena and Gabrielle, often including Eve and Joxer.
13th Jun '16 9:26:33 PM Doug86
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* ''Literature/SwordAtSunset'': The young KingArthur forms a Brotherhood of three hundred cavalrymen without other ties to family, land, or lord to spearhead the British war effort against the invading Saxons. In his old age their unity is corrupted by his BastardBastard, Medraut.

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* ''Literature/SwordAtSunset'': The young KingArthur Myth/KingArthur forms a Brotherhood of three hundred cavalrymen without other ties to family, land, or lord to spearhead the British war effort against the invading Saxons. In his old age their unity is corrupted by his BastardBastard, Medraut.
28th May '16 9:01:42 PM karstovich2
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--->'''O'Neill''': [[ReallyFourHundredYearsOld Aren't you like, eighty]]...?

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--->'''O'Neill''': [[ReallyFourHundredYearsOld [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld Aren't you like, eighty]]...?
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--->'''O'Neill''': Aren't you like, eighty...?

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--->'''O'Neill''': [[ReallyFourHundredYearsOld Aren't you like, eighty...eighty]]...?
17th May '16 3:29:10 AM Doug86
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* Evan Wright's book ''GenerationKill'', an account of the [=USMC=]'s First Force Recon in the 2003 invasion of Iraq, showed a rather striking scene where a group of Marines were under heavy fire in a field, and were laughing and joking. When asked why they were in such a good mood, the answer was that the Marines were surrounded by their closest friends and combat brothers; if they died in combat, they would die right alongside their best friends.
** The HBO adaptation of ''GenerationKill'' has an interesting subversion. The Marines are every bit the Band Of Brothers you'd expect them to be, but they ''also'' quickly adopt their embedded reporter, Evan Wright, as one of their own instead of turning him into a ButtMonkey. In the novel (discussed below), Wright is self-conscious of this process in a way that might pass for CasualDangerDialog, noting that he realized the Marines were starting to like him when they began poking him with their combat knives, among other forms of hazing.

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* Evan Wright's book ''GenerationKill'', ''Literature/GenerationKill'', an account of the [=USMC=]'s First Force Recon in the 2003 invasion of Iraq, showed a rather striking scene where a group of Marines were under heavy fire in a field, and were laughing and joking. When asked why they were in such a good mood, the answer was that the Marines were surrounded by their closest friends and combat brothers; if they died in combat, they would die right alongside their best friends.
** The HBO adaptation of ''GenerationKill'' ''Literature/GenerationKill'' has an interesting subversion. The Marines are every bit the Band Of Brothers you'd expect them to be, but they ''also'' quickly adopt their embedded reporter, Evan Wright, as one of their own instead of turning him into a ButtMonkey. In the novel (discussed below), Wright is self-conscious of this process in a way that might pass for CasualDangerDialog, noting that he realized the Marines were starting to like him when they began poking him with their combat knives, among other forms of hazing.
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