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25th Dec '17 10:59:54 AM StFan
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* ''Anime/PumpkinScissors'' starts with a confrontation with a tank unit that deserted after the war ends and formed a bandit group terrorizing a small village. Later on, there are several other former soldiers who became bandits in order to survive.
** It's clear the military high command knows about and tracks a number of these units, and chooses not to go after them. Most likely because it doesn't want to admit that they or their equipment were ever any part of the military, so they ''can't'' be hunted as deserters or allowed to talk as prisoners. It's not even certain all of them did technically desert; as insane as the idea of decomissioning special forces, letting them keep weapons of mass destruction, and turning them loose within your own borders is, it's actually within the bounds of this military's thinking processes.

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* ''Anime/PumpkinScissors'' starts with a confrontation with a tank unit that deserted after the war ends and formed a bandit group terrorizing a small village. Later on, there are several other former soldiers who became bandits in order to survive.
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survive. It's clear the military high command knows about and tracks a number of these units, and chooses not to go after them. Most likely because it doesn't want to admit that they or their equipment were ever any part of the military, so they ''can't'' be hunted as deserters or allowed to talk as prisoners. It's not even certain all of them did technically desert; as insane as the idea of decomissioning special forces, letting them keep weapons of mass destruction, and turning them loose within your own borders is, it's actually within the bounds of this military's thinking processes.



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11th Dec '17 4:40:43 PM InfectedBlood
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* In ''Webcomic/TheGreenEyedSniper'', Sekhmet is a wanted war criminal and a deserter. [[https://infectedbloodcomics.com/2016/07/04/part-3-page-41/ Here]] she claims to Blitz that being fed up with a never-ending war was the main reason she went AWOL, although she also confesses to Shanti that she lied about a lot of the circumstances she recounted later.

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* In ''Webcomic/TheGreenEyedSniper'', Sekhmet is a wanted war criminal and a deserter. [[https://infectedbloodcomics.com/2016/07/04/part-3-page-41/ [[http://ges.smackjeeves.com/comics/2542187/ges-part3-page41/ Here]] she claims to Blitz that being fed up with a never-ending war was the main reason she went AWOL, although she also confesses to Shanti that she lied about a lot of the circumstances she recounted later.
21st Nov '17 3:20:58 PM Smeagol17
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The problem is often not ''just'' their dishonorable abandonment. The real problem is their now-desperate situation. Desertion is usually punishable by death, so these people have no more incentive to refrain from other capital offenses, like murder, and every reason to ''engage'' in them if they think you'll turn them in. They tend to steal what they need from the surrounding countryside. And they can't just settle down, lest they be caught. They may try to pass themselves off as WarRefugees.

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The problem is often not ''just'' their dishonorable abandonment. The real problem is their now-desperate situation. Desertion is usually punishable by death, so these people have no more incentive to refrain from other capital offenses, like murder, and every reason to ''engage'' in them if they think you'll turn them in. They also tend to be armed. They tend to steal what they need from the surrounding countryside. And they can't just settle down, lest they be caught. They may try to pass themselves off as WarRefugees.
21st Nov '17 3:14:29 PM Malloon
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* There is a band of deserters from the Malloreon army in ''Literature/TheMalloreon''. The heroes don't see them, but they do come across a farmstead with its inhabitants brutally slaughtered. Garion reflects on how similar it is to Faldor's farm, where he grew up, which fills him with TranquilFury. [[spoiler:He hears them near their camp that night and goes and kills them all by himself. He never tells the others, but he does bring back the deserters' horses, and Belgarath hints he knows what happened.]]
23rd Oct '17 2:34:39 PM jamespolk
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* OlderThanTelevision: ''Film/GoneWithTheWind'' had that Union deserter who [[spoiler:Scarlett shot in the face.]]

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* OlderThanTelevision: ''Film/GoneWithTheWind'' ''Literature/GoneWithTheWind'' had that Union deserter who [[spoiler:Scarlett shot in the face.]]


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* ''Literature/{{Andersonville}}'': Ira Claffey encounters three "bummers" from the fringes of Sherman's march while he is trying to travel to Richmond. It turns out that fall 1864 is a bad time to be on the roads in Georgia. Ira thinks he's going to get shot but the bummers are content with stealing his wallet.
1st Oct '17 12:11:22 AM Piterpicher
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* GeorgeMacDonaldFraser tells of being detailed to escort a persistent absconder to a military prison in Northern England in 1943. He found the hardened case he was escorting, recaptured after deserting, to be pleasant and unthreatening company. But his nerve failed when he saw the prison and met a typical guard. ([=MacDonald=] Fraser also resolved to be a good soldier for the rest of his service)

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* GeorgeMacDonaldFraser Creator/GeorgeMacDonaldFraser tells of being detailed to escort a persistent absconder to a military prison in Northern England in 1943. He found the hardened case he was escorting, recaptured after deserting, to be pleasant and unthreatening company. But his nerve failed when he saw the prison and met a typical guard. ([=MacDonald=] Fraser also resolved to be a good soldier for the rest of his service)
21st Sep '17 2:57:53 PM Dave85
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* In the Compilation of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', these are often the cause of the Shin-Ra Corporation's worst problems. Genesis took nearly half of SOLDIER with him when he defected, Angeal left a mess behind, Zack wiped out an entire battalion of troops but for three men, and Sephiroth burned a trail across the Planet and through the company's ranks, to say the least. And those were the elites. What [[spoiler: Cloud]], a humble [[FacelessGoons trooper]]-turned-[[YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters terrorist]], accomplished through the course of the game (through intent and ignorance both) ''led to the loss of the company's place as the de-facto world government''.

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* In the Compilation of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', these are often the cause of the Shin-Ra Corporation's worst problems. Genesis took nearly half of SOLDIER with him when he defected, defected and waged war on the company, Angeal left a mess behind, Zack wiped out an entire battalion of troops but for three men, and Sephiroth burned a trail across the Planet and through the company's ranks, to say the least. And those were the elites. What [[spoiler: Cloud]], a humble [[FacelessGoons trooper]]-turned-[[YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters terrorist]], accomplished through the course of the game (through intent and ignorance both) ''led to the loss of the company's place as the de-facto world government''.
21st Sep '17 2:57:03 PM Dave85
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* In the Compilation of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', these are often the cause of the Shin-Ra Corporation's worst problems. Genesis took nearly half of SOLDIER with him when he defected, Angeal left a mess behind, Zack wiped out an entire battalion of troops but for three men, and Sephiroth burned a trail across the Planet and through the company's ranks, to say the least. And those were the elites. What [[spoiler: Cloud]], a humble [[Mook infantryman]], accomplished through the course of the game (through intent and ignorance both) ''led to the loss of the company's place as the de-facto world government''.

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* In the Compilation of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', these are often the cause of the Shin-Ra Corporation's worst problems. Genesis took nearly half of SOLDIER with him when he defected, Angeal left a mess behind, Zack wiped out an entire battalion of troops but for three men, and Sephiroth burned a trail across the Planet and through the company's ranks, to say the least. And those were the elites. What [[spoiler: Cloud]], a humble [[Mook infantryman]], [[FacelessGoons trooper]]-turned-[[YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters terrorist]], accomplished through the course of the game (through intent and ignorance both) ''led to the loss of the company's place as the de-facto world government''.
21st Sep '17 2:49:10 PM Dave85
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* In the Compilation of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', these are often the cause of the Shin-Ra Corporation's worst problems. Genesis took nearly half of SOLDIER with him when he defected, Angeal left a mess behind, Zack wiped out an entire battalion of troops but for three men, and Sephiroth burned a trail across the Planet and through the company's ranks, to say the least. And those were the elites. What [[spoiler: Cloud]], a humble [[Mook infantryman]], accomplished through the course of the game (through intent and ignorance both) ''led to the loss of the company's place as the de-facto world government''.
15th Jun '17 7:28:00 PM StarSword
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* OlderThanTelevision: ''Film/GoneWithTheWind'' had that Union deserter who[[spoiler: Scarlett shot in the face.]]

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* OlderThanTelevision: ''Film/GoneWithTheWind'' had that Union deserter who[[spoiler: Scarlett who [[spoiler:Scarlett shot in the face.]]


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* {{Subverted}} with ''Literature/KrisLongknife: Deserter''. She's certainly a dangerous ActionGirl to mess with, but she didn't desert ''deliberately'': she was trapped on-planet past the end of her leave by an infectious disease quarantine and couldn't call home to inform headquarters because the SubspaceAnsible was sabotaged.
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