History Main / CadreOfForeignBodyguards

19th Mar '18 1:23:34 AM mirisu92
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* The Western TropeCodifier today is likely the Swiss Guards that 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 [[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.

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* The Western TropeCodifier today is likely the Swiss Guards that 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 [[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.gun and they wear more practical, monochrome uniforms while at it.
3rd Mar '18 8:10:19 PM nombretomado
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* During the SpanishCivilWar, the Nationalists' ''regulares'', colonial troops drawn from the native populations of Spain's North African colonies, so distinguished themselves in battle that after the war Franco formed a personal guard known as the ''Guardia Mora'' (Moorish Guard), who dressed in exotic native uniforms and rode white Arabian horses.

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* During the SpanishCivilWar, UsefulNotes/SpanishCivilWar, the Nationalists' ''regulares'', colonial troops drawn from the native populations of Spain's North African colonies, so distinguished themselves in battle that after the war Franco formed a personal guard known as the ''Guardia Mora'' (Moorish Guard), who dressed in exotic native uniforms and rode white Arabian horses.
18th Feb '18 10:25:44 AM nombretomado
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* During the [[RedOctober Russian Civil War]], the Red top brass was guarded by the Latvian Riflemen. Also, they got Chinese mercenaries -- usually converted from workers who ended up "marooned" when the empire gone down. These were also used in the guards role. which later was codified as the special unit: "The First International Legion of Red Army".

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* During the [[RedOctober [[UsefulNotes/RedOctober Russian Civil War]], the Red top brass was guarded by the Latvian Riflemen. Also, they got Chinese mercenaries -- usually converted from workers who ended up "marooned" when the empire gone down. These were also used in the guards role. which later was codified as the special unit: "The First International Legion of Red Army".
18th Feb '18 7:15:13 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* In ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'', the tyrannical rulers of [[PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny Cascadia]] depend on foreign mercenaries, mostly Swedes and Czechs, to protect their persons and enforce their rule.
29th Nov '17 11:26:54 PM Googolplex20
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*During the SpanishCivilWar, the Nationalists' ''regulares'', colonial troops drawn from the native populations of Spain's North African colonies, so distinguished themselves in battle that after the war Franco formed a personal guard known as the ''Guardia Mora'' (Moorish Guard), who dressed in exotic native uniforms and rode white Arabian horses.
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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