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22nd Feb '18 11:15:30 AM Kartoonkid95
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* In ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet1984'', Nancy's mother reveals that she participated in a plot to bait and murder Freddy Krueger and kept his knives.
10th Feb '18 1:47:46 PM BlueCaper
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Related to CreepySouvenir, DecapitationPresentation, RobbingTheDead, {{Plunder}}, ShrunkenHead. SuperheroTrophyShelf is a subtrope. Will likely be related to UnsportsmanlikeGloating.

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Related to CreepySouvenir, DecapitationPresentation, RobbingTheDead, {{Plunder}}, AScarToRemember, ShrunkenHead. SuperheroTrophyShelf is a subtrope. Will likely be related to UnsportsmanlikeGloating.
27th Jan '18 3:10:13 AM MRAustin
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** Taking weapons from dead enemies was also relatively common, both as trophies (Lugers taken from German officers) and for more practical reasons (British soldiers would take German [=MP40=]s over their own Stens, since the Sten [[UniversalAmmunition took the same ammo as the MP40]], but [[ReliablyUnreliableGuns were much less reliable]]). Note that this prevalence of this practice means that abandoned weapons are also commonly used as bait for {{Booby Trap}}s.

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** Taking weapons from dead enemies was also relatively common, both as trophies (Lugers taken from German officers) and for more practical reasons (British soldiers would take German [=MP40=]s over their own Stens, since the Sten [[UniversalAmmunition took the same ammo as the MP40]], MP40]][[note]](A deliberate design choice on the assumption that, if an advance was successful, German ammunition captured could be immediately put to use, instead of waiting for resupply to work its way to the front lines.)[[/note]], but [[ReliablyUnreliableGuns were much less reliable]]). Note that this prevalence of this practice means that abandoned weapons are also commonly used as bait for {{Booby Trap}}s.
23rd Dec '17 3:31:12 PM nombretomado
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* The [[BritsWithBattleships Royal Navy]] tended to leave captured ships with their old name as a reminder that they were captured. If they performed with distinction after capture, [[WorthyOpponent a new ship might be built with the same name.]]

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* The [[BritsWithBattleships [[UsefulNotes/BritsWithBattleships Royal Navy]] tended to leave captured ships with their old name as a reminder that they were captured. If they performed with distinction after capture, [[WorthyOpponent a new ship might be built with the same name.]]
9th Oct '17 1:17:44 AM Chabal2
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** Ork Warbosses like to collect and display the skulls, horns or tusks of particularly dangerous enemies. [[Characters/Warhammer40000Astartes Space Marine]] helmets are highly prized as not only do they indicate the Ork has defeated a WorthyOpponent, but the helmets [[HighlyConspicuousUniform come in a variety of bright colours]].

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** Ork Warbosses like to collect and display the skulls, horns or tusks of particularly dangerous enemies. [[Characters/Warhammer40000Astartes Space Marine]] helmets are highly prized as not only do they indicate the Ork has defeated a WorthyOpponent, but the helmets [[HighlyConspicuousUniform come in a variety of bright colours]]. They also hit on the idea that the CommissarCap are used by 'umiez to indicate rank ([[LargeAndInCharge being all the same size, unlike orks]]), and so these are a frequent addition to their trophy racks.



** At the end of the War of the Beard-[[InsistentTerminology I mean Vengeance]] [[note]]the former is the elven term, who not only refused to listen to the dwarf emissaries but ''shaved their beards off'', something the dwarves took offense to[[/note]], the Dwarf king Gotrek took the Elven king's Phoenix Crown as compensation, it still remains in the Dwarfs treasury to this day.

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** At the end of the War of the Beard-[[InsistentTerminology I mean Vengeance]] [[note]]the former is the elven term, who not only refused to listen to the dwarf emissaries but ''shaved their beards off'', something the dwarves took offense to[[/note]], the Dwarf king Gotrek took the Elven king's Phoenix Crown as compensation, it still remains in the Dwarfs Dwarfs' treasury to this day.


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* ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar II: Retribution'': At the beginning of the ork campaign, [[SpacePirate Freeboota Kaptin]] Bluddflagg makes a deal with Inquisitor Adrastia to prevent a Daemon Prince from ascending. He accepts, but demands her [[NiceHat hat]] as well, which she refuses. At the end of the campaign, he sneaks up on her, takes her hat... and leaves, NotWorthKilling being the absolute worst insult in orkdom.
10th Aug '17 8:09:06 PM Gregzilla
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** Members of the [[CreatureHuntingOrganization Vespiary Squad]] wear [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20061025 over their helmets]] skulls of [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20040512 Slaver Wasp warriors]]. So far, it's unknown whether this gives anything other than a little extra protection and [[IconicItem a statement]].

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** Members of the [[CreatureHuntingOrganization [[CreatureHunterOrganization Vespiary Squad]] wear [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20061025 over their helmets]] skulls of [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20040512 Slaver Wasp warriors]]. So far, it's unknown whether this gives anything other than a little extra protection and [[IconicItem a statement]].
10th Aug '17 8:06:27 PM Gregzilla
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** Members of the [[TheHunter Vespiary Squad]] wear [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20061025 over their helmets]] skulls of [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20040512 Slaver Wasp warriors]]. So far, it's unknown whether this gives anything other than a little extra protection and [[IconicItem a statement]].

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** Members of the [[TheHunter [[CreatureHuntingOrganization Vespiary Squad]] wear [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20061025 over their helmets]] skulls of [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20040512 Slaver Wasp warriors]]. So far, it's unknown whether this gives anything other than a little extra protection and [[IconicItem a statement]].
25th Jun '17 1:59:30 AM weirdfantasy
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* ''Film/WakeMeWhenItsOver'' features a beer mug from Plymouth, which was claimed by Stark as a victory trophy in a bar fight with a group of Canadian marines. Brubaker, recognizing this, [[OhCrap realizes that his new CO is the same lunatic that had commanded his air crew when he was shot out over Europe]].
7th May '17 2:38:54 PM AthenaBlue
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* At the end of ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'', Basil puts the bell used by Professor Rattigan to summon his RightHandCat on his mantlepiece.



* At the end of ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'', Basil puts the bell used by Professor Rattigan to summon his RightHandCat on his mantlepiece.



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* ''Film/UndercoverBrother''. When the title character was a child his father gave him a medallion so he would never forget who he was or what he stood for. When Mr. Feather captures Undercover Brother he rips the medallion off his neck and says "So I can always have something to remember you by."
* ''Film/SupermanII''. Ursa rips off a piece of the clothing of people she defeats. She ripped the patch off the suit of an astronaut on the Moon, killing him through explosive decompression, and the badge of a deputy sheriff on Earth. By the end of the film she had a collection of them on her uniform.
* In the movie ''Film/SkyHigh2005'', The Commander and Jetstream has an entire section of their base to show off stuff taken from defeated opponents. [[spoiler: The villain, aware of their tradition, baits a rap by building a HumongousMecha with a 'This should obviously be a trophy' eye, secretly building into it a transmitter that will let her see into their hidden base]].
* In ''Franchise/StarWars'', General Grievous' lightsabers come from slain Jedi, while Poggle the Lesser of Geonosis has a cane made from the bone of a rival he eliminated.
* Anyone who joins [[Film/InglouriousBasterds Aldo Raine's company]] owes him a debt of one hundred Nazi scalps.

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* ''Film/UndercoverBrother''. When Eric Draven's BadassLongcoat from ''Film/TheCrow'' was taken off Tin Tin, the title character was a child very first target of his father gave him a medallion so he would never forget who he was or what he stood for. When Mr. Feather captures Undercover Brother he rips RoaringRampageOfRevenge.
* In ''Film/EasyStreet'',
the medallion off his neck and says "So I can always have something to remember you by."
* ''Film/SupermanII''. Ursa rips off a piece
terrifying, hulking bully wears the helmet of the clothing of people she defeats. She ripped last cop who tried to walk a beat in the patch off crime-ridden CrapsackWorld of Easy Street. Creator/CharlieChaplin, who is the suit of an astronaut new cop on Easy Street, has to find a way to defeat the Moon, killing him through explosive decompression, and the badge of a deputy sheriff on Earth. By the end of the film she had a collection of them on her uniform.
* In the movie ''Film/SkyHigh2005'', The Commander and Jetstream has an entire section of their base to show off stuff taken from defeated opponents. [[spoiler: The villain, aware of their tradition, baits a rap by building a HumongousMecha with a 'This should obviously be a trophy' eye, secretly building into it a transmitter that will let her see into their hidden base]].
* In ''Franchise/StarWars'', General Grievous' lightsabers come from slain Jedi, while Poggle the Lesser of Geonosis has a cane made from the bone of a rival he eliminated.
* Anyone who joins [[Film/InglouriousBasterds Aldo Raine's company]] owes him a debt of one hundred Nazi scalps.
bully.



* ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'': Anyone who joins Aldo Raine's company owes him a debt of one hundred Nazi scalps.
* Near the end of ''Film/JackBrooksMonsterSlayer'', Jack takes a fang from the monster that killed his family and hangs it around his neck.
* In ''{{Film/Jaws}}'', Quint's home is decorated with the jaw bones of the many sharks he's killed.
* In ''Film/ThePhantom1996'' Quill killed the 20th Phantom and took his belt as a trophy. The 21st Phantom beats Quill and takes it back.



* In the movie ''Film/SkyHigh2005'', the Commander and Jetstream has an entire section of their base to show off stuff taken from defeated opponents. [[spoiler:The villain, aware of their tradition, baits a trap by building a HumongousMecha with a "This should obviously be a trophy" eye, secretly building into it a transmitter that will let her see into their hidden base]].
* ''Franchise/StarWars'': General Grievous' lightsabers come from slain Jedi, while Poggle the Lesser of Geonosis has a cane made from the bones of a rival he eliminated.
* ''Film/SupermanII''. Ursa rips off a piece of the clothing of people she defeats. She ripped the patch off the suit of an astronaut on the Moon, killing him through explosive decompression, and the badge of a deputy sheriff on Earth. By the end of the film she had a collection of them on her uniform.
* ''Film/UndercoverBrother''. When the title character was a child his father gave him a medallion so he would never forget who he was or what he stood for. When Mr. Feather captures Undercover Brother he rips the medallion off his neck and says "So I can always have something to remember you by."



* In ''{{Film/Jaws}}'', Quint's home is decorated with the jaw bones of the many sharks he's killed.
* Near the end of ''Film/JackBrooksMonsterSlayer'', Jack takes a fang from the monster that killed his family and hangs it around his neck.



* In ''Film/EasyStreet'', the terrifying, hulking bully wears the helmet of the last cop who tried to walk a beat in the crime-ridden CrapsackWorld of Easy Street. Creator/CharlieChaplin, who is the new cop on Easy Street, has to find a way to defeat the bully.
* Eric Draven's BadassLongcoat from ''Film/TheCrow'' was taken off Tin Tin, the very first target of his RoaringRampageOfRevenge.
* In ''Film/ThePhantom1996'' Quill killed the 20th Phantom and took his belt as trophy. The 21st Phantom beats Quill and takes it back.



* ''Literature/{{Damned}}'': Madison acquires King Ethelred II's belt, and adorns it with such other [[CreepySouvenir creepy souvenirs]] as Caligula's testicles, Hitler's mustache, and Thug Behram's handkerchief.
* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': Eldest Gruff in ''Literature/SmallFavor'' has an understated but especially frightening version. He wears on his belt three very old purple stoles -- the sort worn by [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking senior members]] of the [[WizardClassic White Council of wizards]]. He takes out the villains' [[TheBrute Brute]] in less time than it takes to blink, and despite everything that Harry had fought up to that point he would have stood absolutely no chance, hence why he has to [[GuileHero escape]] using the eponymous "small favor".



* The opening of ''Literature/{{Kim}}'', by Creator/RudyardKipling, mentions an actual cannon in Lahore:
-->He sat, in defiance of municipal orders, astride the gun Zam-Zammah on her brick platform opposite the old Ajaib-Gher -- the Wonder-House, as the natives call the Lahore Museum. Who hold Zam-Zammah, that 'fire-breathing dragon', hold the Punjab, for the great green-bronze piece is always first of the conqueror's loot.
* Monsters slain by demigods in ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'' will usually [[NoBodyLeftBehind dissolve into sand]], but will sometimes leave a severed body part (Medusa's head, the minotaur's horn, etc.) as spoils of war.
* ''Literature/SecondApocalypse'': As Aspect-Emperor, Kellhus wears two demon heads hanging from his girdle, which his followers call the Decapitants. The heads are still fully intact, and their expressions are always mindlessly animating.



* In ''Literature/TheThingsTheyCarried,'' some soldiers cut off thumbs and things from dead VC. This is to a certain extent TruthInTelevision.
* The opening of ''Kim'' by Creator/RudyardKipling, mentions an actual cannon in Lahore:
--> He sat, in defiance of municipal orders, astride the gun Zam-Zammah on her brick platform opposite the old Ajaib-Gher - the Wonder-House, as the natives call the Lahore Museum. Who hold Zam-Zammah, that 'fire-breathing dragon', hold the Punjab, for the great green-bronze piece is always first of the conqueror's loot.
* In the Creator/{{Homer}}ic epics, warriors always try to bring home the armour and weapons of opponents they killed, while their late foes' comrades try to retrieve them. Thus in ''Literature/TheIliad'' there is a big fight for the arms of Patroclus, which is ultimately won by Hector. ''Literature/TheOdyssey'' mentions the dispute between Ajax and Odysseus for the right to Achilles' arms, after the two had brought Achilles' body back to the Greek camp after Achilles' death.
* Monsters slain by demigods in ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'' will usually [[NoBodyLeftBehind dissolve into sand]], but will sometimes leave a severed body part (Medusa's head, the minotaur's horn, etc.) as spoils of war.
* ''Literature/{{Damned}}'': Madison acquires King Ethelred II's belt, and adorns it with such other [[CreepySouvenir creepy souvenirs]] as Caligula's testicles, Hitler's mustache, and Thug Behram's handkerchief.
* Eldest Gruff in ''Literature/SmallFavor'' has an understated but especially frightening version. He wears on his belt three very old purple stoles -- the sort worn by [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking senior members]] of the [[WizardClassic White Council of wizards]]. He takes out the villains' [[TheBrute Brute]] in less time than it takes to blink, and despite everything that [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Harry]] had fought up to that point he would have stood absolutely no chance, hence why he has to [[GuileHero escape]] using the eponymous "small favor".



* ''Literature/SecondApocalypse'': As Aspect-Emperor, Kellhus wears two demon heads hanging from his girdle, which his followers call the Decapitants. The heads are still fully intact, and their expressions are always mindlessly animating.

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* ''Literature/SecondApocalypse'': As Aspect-Emperor, Kellhus wears two demon heads hanging In ''Literature/TheThingsTheyCarried'', some soldiers cut off thumbs and things from his girdle, which his followers call the Decapitants. The heads are still fully intact, and their expressions are always mindlessly animating.
dead VC. This is to a certain extent TruthInTelevision.



* In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', Spike's [[BadassLongCoat duster]] is revealed to be this in the episode "Fool For Love." He took it from the second Slayer he defeated. In the same episode, a random vampire who managed to get the better of Buffy kept her stake. Riley later killed him and took it back.

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* On ''Series/{{The 100}}'', Finn thinks this is what happened when he sees a Grounder wearing Clarke's watch. He actually just found it scavenging about, but Finn doesn't believe him, and sets out on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge.
* This causes the death of Hoobler in ''Series/BandOfBrothers''. He shoots a German officer and eagerly helps himself to the officer's Luger pistol, only to get killed when the Luger discharges [[PantsPositiveSafety after it's tucked into his pants]].
* In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', Spike's [[BadassLongCoat duster]] is revealed to be this in the episode "Fool For Love." Love". He took it from the second Slayer he defeated. In the same episode, a random vampire who managed to get the better of Buffy kept her stake. Riley later killed him and took it back.



** The Doctor keeps a [[SealedEvilInACan snow globe]] containing the [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E2TheShakespeareCode Carrionites]] in a suitcase next to his Agatha Christie books.
** In [[Recap/DoctorWho2013CSTheTimeOfTheDoctor "The Time of the Doctor"]], when boarding one of the alien ships, the Doctor brings a Dalek eye-stalk with him as proof of his courage. Unfortunately [[OhCrap it turns out to be a Dalek ship]].

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** The Doctor keeps a [[SealedEvilInACan snow globe]] containing the [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E2TheShakespeareCode Carrionites]] in a suitcase steamer trunk next to his Agatha Christie books.
** In [[Recap/DoctorWho2013CSTheTimeOfTheDoctor "The Time of the Doctor"]], when boarding one of the alien ships, the Doctor brings a Dalek eye-stalk eyestalk with him as proof of his courage. Unfortunately Unfortunately, [[OhCrap it turns out to be a Dalek ship]].



* On ''Series/{{The 100}}'', Finn thinks this is what happened when he sees a Grounder wearing Clarke's watch. He actually just found it scavenging about, but Finn doesn't believe him, and sets out on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge.
* This causes the death of Hoobler in ''Series/BandOfBrothers''. He shoots a German officer and eagerly helps himself to the officer's Luger pistol, only to get killed when the Luger discharges [[PantsPositiveSafety after it's tucked into his pants]].



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* In the Creator/{{Homer}}ic epics, warriors always try to bring home the armour and weapons of opponents they killed, while their late foes' comrades try to retrieve them. Thus in ''Literature/TheIliad'' there is a big fight for the arms of Patroclus, which is ultimately won by Hector. ''Literature/TheOdyssey'' mentions the dispute between Ajax and Odysseus for the right to Achilles' arms, after the two had brought Achilles' body back to the Greek camp after Achilles' death.
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* In ''Webcomic/ItsWalky'', after killing Dargon and [[KlingonPromotion taking over his paramilitary organisation]], Penny takes to wearing his [[EyepatchOfPower eyepatch]] as a personal affect.
* Jack Noir, the BigBad of ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' (well, one of them), is expressly fond of doing this. To the point that near the end of his most active arc, he has far more trophies than he can actually wear and has to decide between them.
* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', Roy takes Xykon's crown and wears it on a string around his neck after "setting him back a bit". This turns out to be a problem when the residual evil on it causes [[KnightTemplar Miko]] to try and smite him. Xykon takes it back in their next encounter.
** Later, Gannji concocts a plan that requires his partner Enor to kill him, cut of his tail, and keep it so that Gannji can be resurrected later. He tells Enor, 'Tell the guards it's a trophy of your victory. They won't question it 'cause you're part-ogre. They do stuff like that all the time.'



-->'''Maxim''': A Hat iz a ''badge of honor!'' A ''Trophy'' vot must be ''plucked from off de head'' of a ''[[WorthyOpponent vorthy enemy]]!''
-->'''Oggie''': Yah! Vun who happen to gots hyu same ''head size!''

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-->'''Maxim''': A Hat iz a ''badge of honor!'' A ''Trophy'' vot must be ''plucked from off de head'' of a ''[[WorthyOpponent vorthy enemy]]!''
-->'''Oggie''':
enemy]]!''\\
'''Oggie''':
Yah! Vun who happen to gots hyu same ''head size!''



** Members of the [[TheHunter Wespiary Squad]] wear [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20061025 over their helmets]] skulls of [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20040512 Slaver Wasp warriors]]. So far, it's unknown whether this gives anything other than a little extra protection and [[IconicItem a statement]].

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** Members of the [[TheHunter Wespiary Vespiary Squad]] wear [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20061025 over their helmets]] skulls of [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20040512 Slaver Wasp warriors]]. So far, it's unknown whether this gives anything other than a little extra protection and [[IconicItem a statement]].statement]].
* Jack Noir, the BigBad of ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' (well, one of them), is expressly fond of doing this. To the point that near the end of his most active arc, he has far more trophies than he can actually wear and has to decide between them.
* In ''Webcomic/ItsWalky'', after killing Dargon and [[KlingonPromotion taking over his paramilitary organisation]], Penny takes to wearing his [[EyepatchOfPower eyepatch]] as a personal affect.
* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', Roy takes Xykon's crown and wears it on a string around his neck after "setting him back a bit". This turns out to be a problem when the residual evil on it causes [[KnightTemplar Miko]] to try and smite him. Xykon takes it back in their next encounter.
** Later, Gannji concocts a plan that requires his partner Enor to kill him, cut of his tail, and keep it so that Gannji can be resurrected later. He tells Enor, 'Tell the guards it's a trophy of your victory. They won't question it 'cause you're part-ogre. They do stuff like that all the time.'
27th Apr '17 8:37:41 PM Golondrina
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* In ''ItsWalky'', after killing Dargon and [[KlingonPromotion taking over his paramilitary organisation]], Penny takes to wearing his [[EyepatchOfPower eyepatch]] as a personal affect.

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* In ''ItsWalky'', ''Webcomic/ItsWalky'', after killing Dargon and [[KlingonPromotion taking over his paramilitary organisation]], Penny takes to wearing his [[EyepatchOfPower eyepatch]] as a personal affect.
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