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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.
10th Jun '17 4:39:06 AM DaibhidC
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* Literature/{{Discworld}}'s ''Discworld/MonstrousRegiment'': Borogravian deserters are an unseen, background threat- "They will not be nice people! They will be impolite!" The [[KickTheDog murder of a random elderly couple]] is also attributed to them.

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* Literature/{{Discworld}}'s ''Literature/{{Discworld}}''
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''Discworld/MonstrousRegiment'': Borogravian deserters are an unseen, background threat- "They will not be nice people! They will be impolite!" The [[KickTheDog murder of a random elderly couple]] is also attributed to them.
8th Jan '17 10:54:16 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** The two men with Osha who attack Bran in "A Golden Crown" wear the black of the Night's Watch.
** The Hound provides a rare sympathetic example after his pyrophobia gets the better of him in "Blackwater".
** Karl and his fellow mutineers fully display their sadism and depravity in "Oathkeeper" and "First of His Name".
5th Jan '17 7:14:09 PM sgamer82
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* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', shinigami can't ''retire''. [[spoiler:Quitters are separated and watched by the 2nd division, and it's revealed that Urahara Kisuke was part of this. Mayuri Kurotsuchi was one of them.]]
** Although he didn't actually try to leave. They considered him potentially dangerous so they held him without charge.
** This makes one wonder what '''really''' happened to the former 3rd Division Captain, [[spoiler:Visored Rose Otoribashi's]] predecessor, who supposedly retired.
*** [[spoiler: Either this trope, or his 'retirement' was a cover for him joining the King's Guard. Those are really the only two options.]]
*** Though supplement material also lists several former captains and lieutenants as retired, so it's hard to know exactly what's going on.
** It turns out that there is such a thing as a [[spoiler:King's Guard]] that Shinigami can get promoted to, allowing them to leave Soul Society permanently, but that just makes retiring near-impossible. Plus, there's less than ten positions.

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* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', shinigami can't ''retire''. [[spoiler:Quitters are separated and watched by the 2nd division, and it's revealed that Urahara Kisuke was part of this. Mayuri Kurotsuchi was one of them.]]
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]] Although he didn't actually try to leave. They considered him potentially dangerous so they held him without charge.
** This makes one wonder what '''really''' happened to the former 3rd Division Captain, [[spoiler:Visored Rose Otoribashi's]] predecessor, who supposedly retired.
*** [[spoiler: Either this trope, or his 'retirement' was a cover for him joining the King's Guard. Those are really the only two options.]]
*** Though supplement material also lists several former captains and lieutenants as retired, so it's hard to know exactly what's going on.
** It turns out that there is such a thing as a [[spoiler:King's Guard]] that Shinigami can get promoted to, allowing them to leave Soul Society permanently, but that just makes retiring near-impossible. Plus, there's less than ten positions.
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11th Nov '16 10:51:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* In his autobiography ''Lord of Misrule'', Creator/ChristopherLee tells of how he guarded a group of deserters in Rhodesia during UsefulNotes/WW2, and they were [[BadAss tough, hardcore types]] as opposed to the [[DirtyCoward weak, shifty characters]] portrayed in the movies. Lee was so nervous he kept his hand on his sidearm at all times, which ironically caused the prisoners to complain about ''him'', as they thought Lee was a TriggerHappy nutcase just waiting for an excuse to shoot them. Given how intimidating Sir Christopher looks one can see their point.

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* In his autobiography ''Lord of Misrule'', Creator/ChristopherLee tells of how he guarded a group of deserters in Rhodesia during UsefulNotes/WW2, and they were [[BadAss tough, hardcore types]] types as opposed to the [[DirtyCoward weak, shifty characters]] portrayed in the movies. Lee was so nervous he kept his hand on his sidearm at all times, which ironically caused the prisoners to complain about ''him'', as they thought Lee was a TriggerHappy nutcase just waiting for an excuse to shoot them. Given how intimidating Sir Christopher looks one can see their point.
16th Oct '16 9:46:04 AM nombretomado
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* In ''FinalFantasyTactics'', Ramza runs into a group of deserters on his way somewhere else. They have no interest in fighting; he has no interest in getting in their way. That is, until one of them points out that Ramza is on wanted posters all over the continent, and if they kill him and turn him in, they'll not only be forgiven for their desertion, but probably given medals and dismissed from the army. Ramza tries to talk them out of it, but is forced to kill them.
* In ''GuildWars: Prophecies'', one of the final quests in the Northern Shiverpeaks is to track down a band of deserters to retrieve the supplies they've stolen. Alas, they're not all that dangerous if you actually play through the game to that point instead of getting run through like so many seem to.

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* In ''FinalFantasyTactics'', ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'', Ramza runs into a group of deserters on his way somewhere else. They have no interest in fighting; he has no interest in getting in their way. That is, until one of them points out that Ramza is on wanted posters all over the continent, and if they kill him and turn him in, they'll not only be forgiven for their desertion, but probably given medals and dismissed from the army. Ramza tries to talk them out of it, but is forced to kill them.
* In ''GuildWars: ''VideoGame/GuildWars: Prophecies'', one of the final quests in the Northern Shiverpeaks is to track down a band of deserters to retrieve the supplies they've stolen. Alas, they're not all that dangerous if you actually play through the game to that point instead of getting run through like so many seem to.
8th Sep '16 3:01:34 AM Elfkaiser
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* Whiskey Foxtrot from ''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}'' is one. A lore challenge of his reveals that he had deserted his post in the UPR. The report states that he should be considered ARMED and DANGEROUS and ANGRY. For this, he was given a bounty of 589,000,000.00 credits. Considering that he joined Reyna and the Rogues who despite their desire for freedom tend to sometimes engage in questionable acts such as space piracy, the caution is warranted.
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