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15th Jun '17 11:49:53 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* In one particularly odd example, "Rich Girl" by Gwen Stefani (also known as the lead singer of the band Music/NoDoubt) describes Gwen's Japanese ''backup dancers'' thus:
-->I'd get me four Harajuku girls to\\
Inspire me, and they'd come to my rescue\\
I'd dress them wicked, I'd give them names\\
Love, Angel, Music, Baby -- hurry up and come and save me
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28th Apr '17 8:58:09 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'', Hlaalu Helseth, King of Morrowind, has this going on. His strongest bodyguard, Karrod, is a Redguard. The Captain of the [[PraetorianGuard Royal Guards]], Tienius Delitian, is an Imperial. Alusannah, another Redguard, is the personal bodyguard of Helseth's mother Barenziah.

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
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In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'', the backstory, the Tsaesci of [[{{Wutai}} Akavir]] invaded Tamriel in the late 1st Era during the reign of Emperor Reman Cyrodiil I. Reman was able to defeat them, using the [[MakeMeWannaShout Thu'um]] in the process. The Tsaesci, who detest all dragons, recognized Reman as "Dragonborn," who they believe to be the ultimate dragon slayers. Reman incorporated the surviving Tsaesci into his armies and took their Dragonguard on as his personal bodyguard in the fashion of this trope. They would go on to influence the Blades, who would act as spies and bodyguards for all future emperors of Tamriel (at least until the 4th Era when they were forcibly disbanded as part of the White-Gold Concordant).
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'',
Hlaalu Helseth, King of Morrowind, has this going on. His strongest bodyguard, Karrod, is a Redguard. The Captain of the [[PraetorianGuard Royal Guards]], Tienius Delitian, is an Imperial. Alusannah, another Redguard, is the personal bodyguard of Helseth's mother Barenziah.
25th Apr '17 7:04:22 PM The_Heavy
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* El Patron of ''Literature/HouseOfTheScorpion'' had a bunch of Irish hooligans as bodyguards, including a couple former terrorists.

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* El Patron of ''Literature/HouseOfTheScorpion'' had a bunch of Irish Scottish hooligans as bodyguards, including a couple former terrorists.
11th Apr '17 7:59:23 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'', Hlaalu Helseth, King of Morrowind, has this going on. His strongest bodyguard, Karrod, is a Redguard. The Captain of the [[PraetorianGuard Royal Guards]], Tienius Delitian, is an Imperial. Alusannah, another Redguard, is the personal bodyguard of Helseth's mother Barenziah.
7th Apr '17 5:49:17 AM TheNerevarine
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7th Apr '17 5:48:50 AM TheNerevarine
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* In ''ComicBook/PathfinderWorldscape'', Empress Camilla (the Scandinavian ruler of a jungle city trapped in another dimension) employs White Martians (in other words, literally aliens) as both her bodyguards and street enforcers.

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7th Apr '17 5:28:58 AM TheNerevarine
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* In ''Literature/{{TheBlackCompany}}'', in the later novels, the leaders of Taglios, the officers of the Black Company, and at least one Shadowmaster have foreign bodyguards.

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* In ''Literature/{{TheBlackCompany}}'', ''Literature/TheBlackCompany'', in the later novels, the leaders of Taglios, the officers of the Black Company, and at least one Shadowmaster have foreign bodyguards.
30th Mar '17 6:05:35 AM Jhonny
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* The Gardes-Suisses (Swiss Guards) of the French kings, including the more ceremonial body-guards, the Cents-Suisses (Hundred Swiss). During the French Revolution they, unlike the Gardes-Francaises (French Guards), who sympathized with the Revolution, remained true to Louis XVI and were killed during the storming of the Tuileries in 1792.
** The French monarchy also had the Garde �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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* The Gardes-Suisses (Swiss Guards) of the French kings, including the more ceremonial body-guards, the Cents-Suisses (Hundred Swiss). During the French Revolution UsefulNotes/FrenchRevolution they, unlike the Gardes-Francaises (French Guards), who sympathized with the Revolution, remained true to Louis XVI and were killed during the storming of the Tuileries in 1792.
** The French monarchy also had the Garde �cossaise 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.
26th Mar '17 2:51:02 PM Grudgeal
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** The Ottomans likely got this idea from the Ghilmans, slave-soldiers of Turkic origin used in Muslim Persia after the rise of the Abbasid dynasty, and the also-foreign-slave-soldier Mamluks of Egypt. Similarly to the Janissaries, these ended up laxing their standards and getting locals involved, got too much temporal power and rebelled against their rulers (or, in the case of the Mamluks, ''became'' the rulers).
26th Mar '17 2:42:41 PM Grudgeal
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* Prince Sebastian Lacroix in ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'' has a hulking African vampire, who is completely mute, who serves him [[TheDragon as his Sheriff]]. Considering vampires normally tend to be {{Manipulative Bastard}}s who avoid direct confrontation if they can avoid it, his unknown origins and physical power makes him very good at his job. [[spoiler:He is the FinalBoss of the game if you choose to go after Lacroix in the ending.]]

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* Prince Sebastian Lacroix in ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'' has a hulking African vampire, who is completely mute, who serves him [[TheDragon as his Sheriff]]. Considering vampires normally tend to be {{Manipulative Bastard}}s who avoid direct confrontation if they can avoid it, his unknown origins origins, inability/unwillingness to speak and physical power makes him very good at his job. [[spoiler:He is the FinalBoss of the game if you choose to go after Lacroix in the ending.]]
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