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7th Apr '16 8:30:26 PM Observance
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* In ''ASongOfIceAndFire'', Tywin Lannister employs a carnival of killers for "foraging" missions, which is essentially sending armed men to plunder and murder the enemy's peasants. His troupe includes a mercenary gang nicknamed the Bloody Mummers, which is almost a carnival of killers, right down to a MonsterClown.

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* In ''ASongOfIceAndFire'', Tywin Lannister employs a carnival of killers for "foraging" missions, which is essentially sending armed men to plunder and murder the enemy's peasants. His troupe includes a mercenary gang nicknamed the Bloody Mummers, which is almost literally a carnival of killers, right down to a MonsterClown.MonsterClown. In fitting with the spirit of the trope, the group is also extensively multicultural, and individual members often have their own signature derangements.
6th Apr '16 3:38:45 AM gravious
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* Invoked for laughs in ''Film/BlazingSaddles'':
--> '''Hedley Lamarr:''' "I want rustlers, cut throats, murderers, bounty hunters, desperados, mugs, pugs, thugs, nitwits, halfwits, dimwits, vipers, snipers, con men, Indian agents, Mexican bandits, muggers, buggerers, bushwhackers, hornswogglers, horse thieves, bull dykes, train robbers, bank robbers, ass-kickers, shit-kickers and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking METHODISTS!]]
12th Mar '16 6:48:50 AM Prfnoff
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* In ''{{Yaiba}}'' the Seven Revenant Swordsmen summoned by Onimaru during the Ryuujin Orbs arc, who are all famous warriors from the past, including monks, ninjas, samurai and a WarriorPoet assassin.

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* In ''{{Yaiba}}'' ''Manga/{{Yaiba}}'' the Seven Revenant Swordsmen summoned by Onimaru during the Ryuujin Orbs arc, who are all famous warriors from the past, including monks, ninjas, samurai and a WarriorPoet assassin.
1st Mar '16 11:35:05 PM foxley
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* In the "Run Like Hell" arc in ''ComicBook/{{Catwoman}}'', the Penguin puts out a $1 million contract on Selina's head. This attracts a large number of Gotham's costumed criminals out of the woodwork to take a shot at her.
22nd Feb '16 5:03:36 AM Andyroid
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' episode "The Bounty", Lord Hater gets tired of Peepers' repeated failures at capturing Wander and Sylvia and hires three bounty hunters to do the job: Rongroffle the Huntress, Killbot 86, and... a potted plant (one that turns out to be of the [[ManEatingPlant man-eating variety]]).
15th Feb '16 5:50:23 AM WoodyAlien3rd
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* ''WesternAnimation/LupinIIITheItalianAdventure'' features an almost textbook example of the trope. An Italian politician hires some assassins from all over the world to kill an African dictator, among them a bomber, a KnifeNut, Goemon and a young Italian girl who's a ColdSniper and whom Goemon swore to protect at the cost of his life. Years later the killers get killed in turn by the sniper hired by the murdered dictator - or so it seems...
31st Jan '16 1:21:33 PM EarlOfSandvich
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* A staple of Suda51 console games; You play as one of these in ''VideoGame/{{Killer7}}'', and fight your way to the top of a different group in ''NoMoreHeroes''.

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* A staple of Suda51 console games; You play as one of these in ''VideoGame/{{Killer7}}'', and fight your way to the top of a different group in ''NoMoreHeroes''.''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes''.
13th Jan '16 9:49:38 AM AHI-3000
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* On ''TheBoondocks'', Gin Rummy tells the tale of Bushido Brown fending off a group of these hired by the beef industry to take out Oprah Winfrey, including pastiches of WalkerTexasRanger and Billy Jack.

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* On ''TheBoondocks'', ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'', Gin Rummy tells the tale of Bushido Brown fending off a group of these hired by the beef industry to take out Oprah Winfrey, including pastiches of WalkerTexasRanger and Billy Jack.
21st Oct '15 1:53:29 PM Willbyr
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* In ''UntilDeathDoUsPart'', one of these was called against Mamoru by Edge Turus. Notable in that the "target" then [[spoiler:spread the word that he'd be in a certain location at a specific time, and when they gathered there, took out the assassins all at once]].

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* In ''UntilDeathDoUsPart'', ''Manga/UntilDeathDoUsPart'', one of these was called against Mamoru by Edge Turus. Notable in that the "target" then [[spoiler:spread the word that he'd be in a certain location at a specific time, and when they gathered there, took out the assassins all at once]].
17th Oct '15 6:09:58 PM foxley
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%%* The mercenaries sent by Skeletor in the live action ''Film/MastersOfTheUniverse''



* [[Film/MastersOfTheUniverse Skeletor]] hires a group of mercenaries to follow He-Man and the others to Earth to recover the Cosmic Key. They consist of the MasterSwordsman Blade, the [[BeastMan Beast Man]], the [[LizardFolk reptilian Saurod]], and the [[HookHand hook-handed Karg]]. When they fail in their first mission and return empty-handed to Skeletor, [[YouHaveFailedMe he kills Saurod and forces Evil Lyn to join them]].

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* [[Film/MastersOfTheUniverse Skeletor]] In ''Film/MastersOfTheUniverse'', Skeletor hires a group of mercenaries to follow He-Man and the others to Earth to recover the Cosmic Key. They consist of the MasterSwordsman Blade, the [[BeastMan Beast Man]], the [[LizardFolk reptilian Saurod]], and the [[HookHand hook-handed Karg]]. When they fail in their first mission and return empty-handed to Skeletor, [[YouHaveFailedMe he kills Saurod and forces Evil Lyn to join them]].
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