History Main / CadreOfForeignBodyguards

9th Oct '17 11:58:50 AM BeerBaron
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** In 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. There are still plenty of Dunmer Royal Guards -- although notably, none of the guards that followed Helseth to Morrowind were Bretons despite that he came from High Rock (the Breton home province) after having lived as a prince of a regional kingdom there for ''at least'' nearly two decades.

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** In the backstory, the Tsaesci [[SnakePeople Tsaesci]] of [[{{Wutai}} Akavir]] invaded Tamriel in the late 1st Era during the reign of Emperor Reman Cyrodiil I. Cyrodiil. Reman was able to defeat them, using the [[MakeMeWannaShout Thu'um]] in against them at the process. decisive Battle of Pale Pass. The Tsaesci, who detest all dragons, [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragons]], recognized Reman as "Dragonborn," who they believe to be the ultimate dragon slayers. Reman They surrendered and swore fealty to Reman, who incorporated the surviving Tsaesci into his armies and took their Dragonguard on as his [[PraetorianGuard personal bodyguard bodyguard]] in the fashion of this trope. They would go on to influence [[AncientOrderOfProtectors the Blades, Blades]], who would act as spies and bodyguards for all future later emperors of Tamriel (at least until the 4th Era when they were forcibly disbanded as part of the [[WonTheWarLostThePeace White-Gold Concordant).Concordant]]).
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', Morrowind]]'''s ''Tribunal'' expansion, 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. There are still plenty of Dunmer Royal Guards -- although notably, none of the guards that followed Helseth to Morrowind were Bretons despite that he came from High Rock (the Breton home province) after having lived as a prince of a regional kingdom there for ''at least'' nearly two decades.
17th Sep '17 7:50:57 PM DustSnitch
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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 Princess 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.
31st Aug '17 7:38:24 PM LordInsane
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** 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.

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** 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. There are still plenty of Dunmer Royal Guards -- although notably, none of the guards that followed Helseth to Morrowind were Bretons despite that he came from High Rock (the Breton home province) after having lived as a prince of a regional kingdom there for ''at least'' nearly two decades.
12th Aug '17 8:29:00 PM Zaptech
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* In ''Videogame/ForHonor'', the Shugoki class were originally this for the Dawn Empire. The trailer for the class states that the Shugoki were new allies who joined the Dawn Empire's people when they settled their new lands, and served as bodyguards and protectors. Since then, they have "become as family" to the people living in the Dawn Empire, to the point that two Shugoki are considered Daimyo who can vie for the Imperial throne.
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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