History Main / CadreOfForeignBodyguards

30th Nov '16 9:25:18 AM zarpaulus
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** The bodyguards for the Hereditary President of the People's Republic of Haven are all from Neo Geneva.

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** The bodyguards for the Hereditary President of the People's Republic of Haven are all from Neo Geneva.Geneva, partially due to tradition but mostly because (rightly) doesn't trust any Havenites and the Genevans have a reputation for the utmost loyalty. They're intended to be a parallel to the French Kings' Gardes-Suisses (see Real Life).
26th Nov '16 12:34:17 PM EDP
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* ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'': Jabba the Hutt relies on brutish Gamorrean guards for security.

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* ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'': Jabba the Hutt relies on brutish Gamorrean guards for security.
security. {{Justified}} because Hutts aren't exactly fit for combat, as shown by [[http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/1/19/JabbaPromo.png/revision/latest?cb=20161110010925 this image of what passes for fit among the Hutts]].
12th Nov '16 7:33:11 PM jormis29
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* The Kingsglaive in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'' are tasked with the protection of the Lucian royal family and carrying out other sensitive missions outside the purview of the regular military. The prequel film ''Final Fantasy XV: Kingsglaive'' reveals that almost all the members of the Kingsglaive are immigrants from Lucian vassal states. This turns out to be a problem when Lucis's negotiations with TheEmpire and its expanding borders means politics stops being local and starts affecting their homelands.

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* The Kingsglaive in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'' are tasked with the protection of the Lucian royal family and carrying out other sensitive missions outside the purview of the regular military. The prequel film ''Final Fantasy XV: Kingsglaive'' ''Anime/KingsglaiveFinalFantasyXV'' reveals that almost all the members of the Kingsglaive are immigrants from Lucian vassal states. This turns out to be a problem when Lucis's negotiations with TheEmpire and its expanding borders means politics stops being local and starts affecting their homelands.
12th Nov '16 3:14:35 PM Discar
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** The Phoenix Kings of the High Elves have traditionally been guarded by a contingent of Chracian White Lion Huntsmen, ever since an incident when the third Phoenix King Caledor the Conqueror had his life saved from Dark Elf Assassins while out hunting in Chrace himself. In that the Phoenix King is the sovereign ruler of Chrace along with the other nine kingdoms of Ulthuan, the White Lions are not mercenaries but loyal subjects, but since none of the twelve Phoenix Kings so far have ever been Chracians themselves, they're still foreign bodyguards in that sense.

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** The Phoenix Kings of the High Elves have traditionally been guarded by a contingent of Chracian White Lion Huntsmen, ever since an incident when the third Phoenix King Caledor the Conqueror had his life saved from Dark Elf Assassins while out hunting in Chrace himself. In that the Phoenix King is the sovereign ruler of Chrace along with the other nine kingdoms of Ulthuan, the White Lions are not mercenaries but loyal subjects, but since none of the twelve Phoenix Kings so far have ever been Chracians themselves, they're still foreign bodyguards in that sense.



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* In ''[[VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth Ace Attorney Investigation 2]]'', The President of Zheng Fa hired a private security firm during his visit to Gourd Lake. As explained by the game, this is due to the President's remarkably strained relationship with the police force of Zheng Fa, not exactly helped by his dwindling popularity.

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* In ''[[VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth Ace Attorney Investigation 2]]'', The President of Zheng Fa hired a private security firm during his visit to Gourd Lake. As explained by the game, this is due to the President's remarkably strained relationship with the police force of Zheng Fa, not exactly helped by his dwindling popularity.

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** The French monarchy also had the Garde Écossaise (Scots Guards), originally a company of knights and mounted archers part of a Scottish expeditionary force during UsefulNotes/TheHundredYearsWar that king Charles VII kept with him. With time they formally became his bodyguards, and, as their ranks were enlarged and filled with Frenchmen, became the first company of the Garde du Corps du Roi (Bodyguards of the King), the main cavalry regiment of the royal guard.

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** The French monarchy also had the Garde Écossaise �cossaise (Scots Guards), originally a company of knights and mounted archers part of a Scottish expeditionary force during UsefulNotes/TheHundredYearsWar that king Charles VII kept with him. With time they formally became his bodyguards, and, as their ranks were enlarged and filled with Frenchmen, became the first company of the Garde du Corps du Roi (Bodyguards of the King), the main cavalry regiment of the royal guard.


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2nd Oct '16 2:28:36 AM EDP
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* Scots Archer Guard of Kings of France.


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** The French monarchy also had the Garde Écossaise (Scots Guards), originally a company of knights and mounted archers part of a Scottish expeditionary force during UsefulNotes/TheHundredYearsWar that king Charles VII kept with him. With time they formally became his bodyguards, and, as their ranks were enlarged and filled with Frenchmen, became the first company of the Garde du Corps du Roi (Bodyguards of the King), the main cavalry regiment of the royal guard.
6th Sep '16 2:27:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the ''Literature/BelisariusSeries'' the BadassPrincess Shakuntala has a unit of Kushans that were originally her ''captors'' before she convinced them in a CrowningMomentOfAwesome that she was a much more honorable not to mention much prettier employer. It was assumed that anyone who was {{Badass}} enough to keep Shakuntala captive should also be able to keep her alive.

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* In the ''Literature/BelisariusSeries'' the BadassPrincess Shakuntala has a unit of Kushans that were originally her ''captors'' before she convinced them in a CrowningMomentOfAwesome that she was a much more honorable not to mention much prettier employer. It was assumed that anyone who was {{Badass}} badass enough to keep Shakuntala captive should also be able to keep her alive.
6th Sep '16 2:27:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* It being a fantasy version of ByzantineEmpire the Videssian emperor in various books by Creator/HarryTurtledove has his Halogaland guard of large men with axes from the frozen north.

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* It being a fantasy version of ByzantineEmpire UsefulNotes/ByzantineEmpire the Videssian emperor in various books by Creator/HarryTurtledove has his Halogaland guard of large men with axes from the frozen north.
2nd Sep '16 1:57:56 PM JackTheHammer
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* The Kingsglaive in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'' are tasked with the protection of the Lucian royal family and carrying out other sensitive missions outside the purview of the regular military. The prequel film ''Final Fantasy XV: Kingsglaive'' reveals that almost all the members of the Kingsglaive are immigrants from Lucian vassal states. This turns out to be a problem when Lucis's negotiations with TheEmpire and its expanding borders means politics stops being local and starts affecting their homelands.
8th Aug '16 3:06:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* Possibly the Western TropeCodifier: The Swiss Guards which protect the Pope. The silly pants may make them seem a little like {{Bunny Ears Lawyer}}s, but they were a terror on the battlefield in the late 1400s to early 1500s, and they retain their tradition faithfully. And while they ''look'' silly, anyone trying to do harm to His Holiness will come to realize, to their detriment, that they are ''highly'' trained military professionals--they have all completed basic training with the [[SwissWithArmyKnives Swiss Army]], are chosen according to exacting standards of physical fitness, and are given further training once they arrive in the Guards. And although they are most often seen with their ceremonial weapons (swords and halberds) for guard duty, this is in reality their version of the 18th-century uniforms worn by the BritishRoyalGuards; when actually guarding the Pope, they carry the standard-issue weapons of the Swiss Army: the [[CoolGuns/{{Handguns}} SIG Sauer P220 handgun]], the [[CoolGuns/AssaultRifles SIG SG 550 assault rifle]], and the [[CoolGuns/SubmachineGuns MP5]] submachine gun.

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* Possibly the Western TropeCodifier: The Swiss Guards which protect the Pope. The silly pants may make them seem a little like {{Bunny Ears Lawyer}}s, but they were a terror on the battlefield in the late 1400s to early 1500s, and they retain their tradition faithfully. And while they ''look'' silly, anyone trying to do harm to His Holiness will come to realize, to their detriment, that they are ''highly'' trained military professionals--they have all completed basic training with the [[SwissWithArmyKnives [[UsefulNotes/SwissWithArmyKnives Swiss Army]], are chosen according to exacting standards of physical fitness, and are given further training once they arrive in the Guards. And although they are most often seen with their ceremonial weapons (swords and halberds) for guard duty, this is in reality their version of the 18th-century uniforms worn by the BritishRoyalGuards; when actually guarding the Pope, they carry the standard-issue weapons of the Swiss Army: the [[CoolGuns/{{Handguns}} SIG Sauer P220 handgun]], the [[CoolGuns/AssaultRifles SIG SG 550 assault rifle]], and the [[CoolGuns/SubmachineGuns MP5]] submachine gun.
18th Apr '16 3:18:38 AM JackG
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** For a short time, Tyrion Lannister has bodyguards who are leaders of the various mountain clans that he has recently recruited. The mountain clans are from within the borders of the Seven Kingdoms but exist outside of its feudal society. Although not suited to the DeadlyDecadentCourt of Kings Landing, Tyrion wants soldiers who are loyal to him personally, as opposed to Lannister household guards who might be beholden to another member of his BigScrewedUpFamily.

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** For a short time, Tyrion Lannister has bodyguards who are leaders of the various mountain clans that he has recently recruited. The mountain clans are from within the borders of the Seven Kingdoms but exist outside of its feudal society. Although not suited to the DeadlyDecadentCourt of Kings Landing, Tyrion wants soldiers who are loyal to him personally, as opposed to Lannister household guards who might be beholden to another member of his BigScrewedUpFamily.


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* Watchguard International (established by SAS founder David Stirling) used to supply ex-SAS and British military bodyguards for African and Arabian leaders. The suggestion has been made that this was an unofficial means of maintaining a British presence in former colonies who might find it politically unacceptable to ask for British military aid.
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