History Main / ChestOfMedals

2nd Sep '17 8:08:50 AM HalcyonDayz
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* ''Series/RedDwarf'''s series 1 finale "Me2" depicted Rimmer as having earned four medals, which he wears with an exaggerated dress uniform. Surprisingly, each of these medals is a genuine award, though, a lot less surprisingly they're each awarded for every three years that Rimmer has served in the Space Corps.

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* ''Series/RedDwarf'''s series 1 finale "Me2" "[=Me2=]" depicted Rimmer as having earned four medals, which he wears with an exaggerated dress uniform. Surprisingly, each of these medals is a genuine award, though, a lot less surprisingly they're each awarded for every three years that Rimmer has served in the Space Corps.
18th Jun '17 7:36:37 PM GrammarNavi
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** [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/MarshalGeorgyZhukov_8757.jpg Marshal Georgy Zhukov]], said to be the most decorated officer in all Russian history, who earned all but one of his medals[[note]]His last Hero medal, which he received for turning sixty (which Brezhnev later adopted), as well as Operation Whirlwind, [[KickTheDog sending tanks against "counterrevolutionaries" in Hungary]][[/note]] due to FourStarBadass-worthy accomplishments not only against [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany the Wehrmacht]] in the UsefulNotes/GreatPatrioticWar, but also against Japanese forces during the 1930s invasion of Mongolia. [[note]]Not the least of which is forcing Japan to stay away from Russia by leading the Russians alongside the Mongolians at Khalkhin Gol to beat the Japanese in 1939, and (through no actual intention of his own) convincing the Japanese generals that '''all of Russia's generals are as much of {{Four Star Badass}}es as he proved himself was against them'''.[[/note]] Did we mention that he did all of this with a Soviet military that was more or less at its ''weakest'' in its entire 70 years of history, the ranks of its experienced officers (many of whom were UsefulNotes/WW1 veterans) having been so devastated by Stalin's Great Purges in the '30s? And mostly against Stalin's ([[VetinariJobSecurity who envied him, but could not risk touching him]]) personal desire?.

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** [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/MarshalGeorgyZhukov_8757.jpg Marshal Georgy Zhukov]], said to be the most decorated officer in all Russian history, who earned all but one of his medals[[note]]His last Hero medal, which he received for turning sixty (which Brezhnev later adopted), as well as Operation Whirlwind, [[KickTheDog sending tanks against "counterrevolutionaries" in Hungary]][[/note]] due to FourStarBadass-worthy accomplishments not only against [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany the Wehrmacht]] in the UsefulNotes/GreatPatrioticWar, [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Great Patriotic War]], but also against Japanese forces during the 1930s invasion of Mongolia. [[note]]Not the least of which is forcing Japan to stay away from Russia by leading the Russians alongside the Mongolians at Khalkhin Gol to beat the Japanese in 1939, and (through no actual intention of his own) convincing the Japanese generals that '''all of Russia's generals are as much of {{Four Star Badass}}es as he proved himself was against them'''.[[/note]] Did we mention that he did all of this with a Soviet military that was more or less at its ''weakest'' in its entire 70 years of history, the ranks of its experienced officers (many of whom were UsefulNotes/WW1 veterans) having been so devastated by Stalin's Great Purges in the '30s? And mostly against Stalin's ([[VetinariJobSecurity who envied him, but could not risk touching him]]) personal desire?.
24th May '17 4:37:36 AM Ccook1956
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** In "Bug Brained," (Fun-In #7) the General orders Dastardly to get Muttley back after a misunderstanding over why their secret plans against the pigeon were leaked. It ends with Dastardly on his knees pinning medals on Muttley (the only way he'd come back).
-->'''Dastardly:''' Keep 'em coming, Zilly. I'm going to pin medals on him till he falls flat on his big fat face!
18th May '17 4:47:30 PM AFP
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* Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke gives off an impression of this on his uniform, [[https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/5/18/1663660/-Army-vet-goes-in-on-Sheriff-Clarke-s-toy-uniform-with-its-novelty-pins?detail=facebook but it has been pointed out that many of the things pinned to his uniform are just novelty hat pins,]] evidently used to [[SmallNameBigEgo make himself look more impressive.]]
12th May '17 1:06:31 AM DrFraud
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* In ''Witches' Legacy 8: Dark Days to Come'' the leader of the resistance movement against evil witches Marcus and Mara has about twenty in a big block. Possibly legitimately earned as he appears to be in his forties or fifties and is a two-star general.



* In te old ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short "Little Beau Porky" (1936), set in the [[LegionOfLostSouls French Foreign Legion]], the fort commandant has so many medals on his chest they jingle loudly as he walks, and the bars holding them are wider than he is.

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* In te the old ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short "Little Beau Porky" (1936), set in the [[LegionOfLostSouls French Foreign Legion]], the fort commandant has so many medals on his chest they jingle loudly as he walks, and the bars holding them are wider than he is.
29th Apr '17 9:32:04 AM SullenFrog
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* Solar Alliance Admiral Grey from ''VisualNovel/{{Sunrider}}'' has [[https://hydra-media.cursecdn.com/sunrider.gamepedia.com/f/fb/Admiral_Harold_Grey.jpg?version=d5a7526f71e19d843570b5bc13a0376f quite a few medals covering his uniform]], and the game makes it clear that he’s one of the Solar Alliance’s [[FourStarBadass best military minds]]. His PACT counterpart, Veniczar Kuushana, [[https://s.vndb.org/ch/72/58072.jpg has a much more modest five medals]] pinned to her uniform.
28th Mar '17 11:51:44 AM TheSinful
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12290311/7/The-Black-Emperor The Black Emperor]]'' General Darlton has so many medals (all earned the hard way) that he has to keep them spread across several uniforms and just picks a uniform to wear each day.
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25th Feb '17 9:06:51 PM Murgatroyd314
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** Averted by Ghem-Admiral Har in ''Literature/{{Cetaganda}}'', who could have worn "enough medals to sink him should he chance to fall in a river" to a gathering, but instead one-ups the competition by wearing only the ribbon and medallion of the Order of Merit - the same exceptionally high award Miles receives at the end of the book and wears in the above example.
11th Feb '17 11:32:08 PM DrFraud
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* ''L'ami retrouvé'': The narrator's father, a Jewish UsefulNotes/WW1 veteran living in Germany, wakes up to find a Nazi thug hammering anti-Semetic posters on their front door. He changes into his full uniform (including the many medals he won), and plants himself at attention next to the thug. Intimidated, he leaves.

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* ''L'ami retrouvé'': The narrator's father, a Jewish UsefulNotes/WW1 veteran living in Germany, wakes up to find a Nazi thug hammering anti-Semetic anti-Semitic posters on their front door. He changes into his full uniform (including the many medals he won), and plants himself at attention next to the thug. Intimidated, he leaves.




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* In ''Literature/TheFeastOfTheGoat'', Trujillo the Goat, dictator of the Dominican Republic, had so many medals on his chest that he was nicknamed "Bottlecaps".



* In ''Literature/TheFeastOfTheGoat'', Trujillo the Goat, dictator of the Dominican Republic, had so many medals on his chest that he was nicknamed "Bottlecaps".
11th Feb '17 11:25:29 PM DrFraud
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* ''Film/TheDictator'' has a version of Type 3. Field Marshal Herring is shown with tons of medals -- almost enough to match his ego.
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