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12th Feb '17 10:29:40 PM DanaO
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* Comes up briefly a time or two in the ''Literature/XWingSeries''. In Creator/MichaelStackpole's run Rogue Squadron - who got that name in the first place purely for the coolness factor - is MildlyMilitary and quite happy to ignore minor directives and rules... which is usually seen as quite positive, with most people accepting it because they get amazing results, and [[TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong the one who thinks they're irresponsible]] generally getting ignored. Then the complainer saves their skins after ignoring a rule himself - and rather than shrugging it off, insists that he be reported, because rigid rulebound discipline is all that keeps his people alive in the long run. In the end Rogue Leader Wedge Antilles has to accept this as valid.

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* Comes up briefly a time or two in the ''Literature/XWingSeries''. In Creator/MichaelStackpole's run Rogue Squadron - who got that name in the first place purely for the coolness factor - is MildlyMilitary and quite happy to ignore minor directives and rules... which is usually seen as quite positive, with most people accepting it because they get amazing results, and [[TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong the one who thinks they're irresponsible]] generally getting ignored. Then the complainer complainer, who is the commander of a bomber training squadron, saves their skins after ignoring a rule himself - and rather than shrugging it off, insists that he be reported, because rigid rulebound discipline is all that keeps his ''his'' people alive in the long run. In the end Rogue Leader Wedge Antilles has to accept this as valid.
10th Jan '17 3:03:56 AM Saveelich
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-->'''Jyn''' (to [[IronLady Mon Mothma]], while handcuffed): It's a rebellion, isn't it? I ''rebel''.
8th Jan '17 1:16:56 AM Dravencour
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* In ''{{Film/Serenity}}'' Mal finally has enough of TheAlliance following [[spoiler:the crew's discovery of what happened on Miranda]] and decides to pay them back for everything, starting with his famous line "I aim to misbehave". His statement of rebellion is not exactly unreasonable as TheAlliance is not a well-meaning government and did many truly despicable things, and would just not leave him and his crew the hell alone.

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* In ''{{Film/Serenity}}'' Mal finally has enough of TheAlliance following [[spoiler:the crew's discovery of [[GoneHorriblyRight just what happened the hell happened]] on Miranda]] and decides to pay them back for everything, starting with his famous line "I aim to misbehave". His statement of rebellion is not exactly unreasonable as TheAlliance is not a well-meaning government and did many truly despicable things, and would just not leave him and his crew the hell alone.things.
8th Jan '17 1:15:44 AM Dravencour
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* In ''{{Film/Serenity}}'' Mal finally had enough of TheAlliance and decides to pay them back for everything, starting with his famous line "I aim to misbehave". His statement of rebellion is not exactly unreasonable as TheAlliance is not well-meaning government and did many truly despicable things.

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* In ''{{Film/Serenity}}'' Mal finally had has enough of TheAlliance following [[spoiler:the crew's discovery of what happened on Miranda]] and decides to pay them back for everything, starting with his famous line "I aim to misbehave". His statement of rebellion is not exactly unreasonable as TheAlliance is not a well-meaning government and did many truly despicable things.things, and would just not leave him and his crew the hell alone.
4th Jan '17 12:43:54 PM seandmon
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* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick rips this trope apart in her review of ''Film/RealityBites''.

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* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick rips this trope apart in her review of ''Film/RealityBites''. She does it again when she takes on the film ''{{Theatre/RENT}}'', stating that rejecting the system that has left you behind also denies you any voice within it.
3rd Jan '17 3:15:40 PM ZombieAladdin
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* ''Film/FightClub'': Tyler Durden's loud and brash anti-establishment way of thinking clicks taps very well into the frustration and resentment of the working class. While harmless at first (at least as harmless as therapeutic punching of other people go), as the movie goes on, Tyler is shown to be increasingly destructive, narcissistic, and mean-spirited. By the end of the movie, Tyler is, for all intents and purposes, the leader of a terrorist organization, blowing up buildings without any care for what harm they might do to bystanders.
22nd Dec '16 10:02:20 AM MegaMarioMan
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* Sal of ''Webcomic/DumbingOfAge'' has a leather jacket, a CoolBike, a knack for attracting admirers whether or not she actually wants to, and zero patience for rules. This applies to everything from maths to room-mate agreements to Franchise/MarioKart.

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* Sal of ''Webcomic/DumbingOfAge'' has a leather jacket, a CoolBike, a knack for attracting admirers whether or not she actually wants to, and zero patience for rules. This applies to everything from maths to room-mate agreements to Franchise/MarioKart.VideoGame/MarioKart.
3rd Nov '16 9:11:04 AM __Vano
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A very common trait of the MarySue.

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A very common trait of the a MarySue.
3rd Nov '16 6:54:02 AM __Vano
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Expect "authority" to be heavily tainted in TheWarOnStraw in some way or another, when the audience inevitably asks "[[FridgeLogic What's so bad]] about [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure the authority figure]], anyway?". Indeed, {{deconstruction}}s and {{parodies}} of this trope are becoming more and more common. Some works may point out that acting 'rebellious' to be cool is just another way to conform to a different authority. Others might portray the rebel as a needlessly belligerent and pretentious douchebag. They might also remind us that "TheMan" is capable of good things (Governments protect people and provide services while big businesses produce things and hire people) as well as bad. This ValuesDissonance can result in audiences RootingForTheEmpire. See also SillyRabbitCynicismIsForLosers.

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Expect "authority" to be heavily tainted in TheWarOnStraw in some way or another, when the audience inevitably asks "[[FridgeLogic What's so bad]] about [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure the authority figure]], anyway?". Indeed, {{deconstruction}}s and {{parodies}} of this trope [[DeadHorseTrope are becoming more and more common.common]]. Some works may point out that acting 'rebellious' to be cool is just another way to conform to a different authority. Others might portray the rebel as a needlessly belligerent and pretentious douchebag. They might also remind us that "TheMan" is capable of good things (Governments protect people and provide services while big businesses produce things and hire people) as well as bad. This ValuesDissonance can result in audiences RootingForTheEmpire. See also SillyRabbitCynicismIsForLosers.
12th Aug '16 8:11:32 PM nombretomado
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** Garrett, a vampire who was transformed while fighting for the US during the AmericanRevolution, makes a RousingSpeech against the Volturi despite the fact that he's aware his side could all be killed and their entire plan hinges on ''not'' fighting [[spoiler: and since they don't fight it means the Volturi can find him later and end his rebellious streak for good]].

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** Garrett, a vampire who was transformed while fighting for the US during the AmericanRevolution, UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution, makes a RousingSpeech against the Volturi despite the fact that he's aware his side could all be killed and their entire plan hinges on ''not'' fighting [[spoiler: and since they don't fight it means the Volturi can find him later and end his rebellious streak for good]].
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