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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.
16th Aug '16 4:30:38 AM 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.
11th Aug '16 11:42:44 PM PaulA
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* Averted in ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga The Warrior's Apprentice]]'' by LoisMcMasterBujold with Baz Jesek. He is never asked what he did or why he deserted and, despite interacting with active duty military personnel, is never forced back or faces any charges. Despite him deserting in the heat, which carries an automatic death sentence, the charges against him are eventually dismissed - probably a result of spending a decade as part of a classified [=ImpSec=] unit that pulled off a number of very high-profile operations that the Barrayaran government had no official involvement in.

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* Averted in ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga The Warrior's Apprentice]]'' ''Literature/TheWarriorsApprentice'' by LoisMcMasterBujold Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold with Baz Jesek. He is never asked what he did or why he deserted and, despite interacting with active duty military personnel, is never forced back or faces any charges. Despite him deserting in the heat, which carries an automatic death sentence, the charges against him are eventually dismissed - -- probably a result of spending a decade as part of a classified [=ImpSec=] unit that pulled off a number of very high-profile operations that the Barrayaran government had no official involvement in.
1st Aug '16 1:48:00 PM Aetol
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** Averted and totally deconstructed with [[spoiler:Septon Meribald]], who deserted out of sheer exhaustion and heartache and only wants to live a life of peace.

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** Averted and totally deconstructed with [[spoiler:Septon Meribald]], who deserted out of sheer exhaustion and heartache and only wants to live a life of peace. However, he does warn that deserters are dangerous, and the traveler must fear them ("but he should pity them as well") in [[WarIsHell his "broken men" speech]].
1st Jul '16 5:47:26 AM TheWanderer
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Contrast RebelliousRebel. Criminals who are determined to [[NeverGoingBackToPrison Never Go Back To Prison]] may have a similar level of dangerous desperation to them.

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Contrast RebelliousRebel. Criminals who are determined to [[NeverGoingBackToPrison Never Go Back To Prison]] may have a similar level of dangerous desperation to them.
them. Compare and contrast FromCamouflageToCriminal, where regardless of the circumstances under which someone left the military, they use their military skills in a life of crime.
30th Jun '16 4:37:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Lithuanian [[LesCollaborateurs SS-collaborators]]-turned-looters who provide Hannibal Lector with his [[FanonDiscontinuity controversial]] FreudianExcuse in ''[[Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal Rising]]''.

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* The Lithuanian [[LesCollaborateurs SS-collaborators]]-turned-looters who provide Hannibal Lector with his [[FanonDiscontinuity controversial]] FreudianExcuse in ''[[Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal Rising]]''.''Film/HannibalRising''.
4th Jun '16 9:31:25 AM FurryKef
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Most people take an understandably dim view of abandoning a military post. Even works that [[ArmiesAreEvil disapprove of warfare on general principles]] usually won't approve, especially if it took place "in the heat" of battle, (thus leaving more loyal soldiers hanging). So those who say ScrewThisImOuttaHere to a legitimate group tend to be [[VillainByDefault bad people]].

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Most people take an understandably dim view of abandoning a military post. Even works that [[ArmiesAreEvil disapprove of warfare on general principles]] usually won't approve, especially if it took place "in the heat" of battle, battle (thus leaving more loyal soldiers hanging). So those who say ScrewThisImOuttaHere to a legitimate group tend to be [[VillainByDefault bad people]].
5th Apr '16 11:34:29 AM MadCat221
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** The third entry in the series, ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'', features the Freemen of the Dales, deserters from both sides of the Orlesian Civil War. Unfortunately, they see the Inquisition as yet another warmongering oppressor, and also end up colluding with the Venatori and Red Templars, who are two of the Inquisition's primary targeted enemy factions. The nature of the Tal-Vashoth is also deconstructed with [[spoiler:Iron Bull if he goes Tal-Vashoth. If he does, he is unsure what he's more afraid of: becoming this trope, or discovering that he won't, and that all the Tal-Vashoth he hunted down as a member of the [[SecretPolice Ben-Hassrath]] were ''not'' this trope too.]]

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** The third entry in the series, ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'', features the Freemen of the Dales, deserters from both sides of the Orlesian Civil War. Unfortunately, they see the Inquisition as yet another warmongering oppressor, and also end up colluding with the Venatori and Red Templars, who are two of the Inquisition's primary targeted enemy factions. The nature of the Tal-Vashoth is also deconstructed with [[spoiler:Iron Bull if he goes Tal-Vashoth. If he does, he is unsure what he's more afraid of: becoming this trope, or discovering that he won't, and that all the Tal-Vashoth he hunted down as a member of the [[SecretPolice Ben-Hassrath]] were ''not'' ''[[MyGodWhatHaveIDone not]]'' this trope too.]]
5th Apr '16 11:33:25 AM MadCat221
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** The third entry in the series, ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'', features the Freemen of the Dales, deserters from both sides of the Orlesian Civil War. Unfortunately, they see the Inquisition as yet another warmongering oppressor, and also end up colluding with the Venatori and Red Templars, who are two of the Inquisition's primary targeted enemy factions.

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** The third entry in the series, ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'', features the Freemen of the Dales, deserters from both sides of the Orlesian Civil War. Unfortunately, they see the Inquisition as yet another warmongering oppressor, and also end up colluding with the Venatori and Red Templars, who are two of the Inquisition's primary targeted enemy factions. The nature of the Tal-Vashoth is also deconstructed with [[spoiler:Iron Bull if he goes Tal-Vashoth. If he does, he is unsure what he's more afraid of: becoming this trope, or discovering that he won't, and that all the Tal-Vashoth he hunted down as a member of the [[SecretPolice Ben-Hassrath]] were ''not'' this trope too.]]
21st Mar '16 3:24:30 PM FaceofEvil
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* Pretty strongly averted in the case of Finn from ''Film/StarWarsTheForceAwakens,'' who abandons the First Order on moral grounds.



** One sidequest in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' involves tracking down a trio of deserters from a mercenary group known as the Blackstone Irregulars, who stole valuable materials from the mercenary company. In a twist, the mercenaries don't want to punish the deserters (though they don't care if you kill them) they just want their property returned. All three deserters attack the player immediately upon identifying who they represent, even if they're just trying to peacefully recover the supplies.

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** One sidequest in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' involves tracking down a trio of deserters from a mercenary group known as the Blackstone Irregulars, who stole valuable materials from the mercenary company. In a twist, the mercenaries don't want to punish the deserters (though they don't care if you kill them) them), they just want their property returned. All three deserters attack the player immediately upon identifying who they represent, even if they're just trying to peacefully recover the supplies.
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