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10th Dec '15 1:19:21 AM Sammettik
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* "Joker" is a skill in ''VideoGame/Payday2'' that allows the player to convert one cop onto the heister's side. The skill "Partner in Crime" gives stat bonuses to both the player and converted unit.
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* "Joker" is a skill in ''VideoGame/Payday2'' ''VideoGame/{{Payday2}}'' that allows the player to convert one cop onto the heister's side. The skill "Partner in Crime" gives stat bonuses to both the player and converted unit.
5th Oct '15 1:50:06 PM mariovsonic999
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** ''AgeOfMythology'' mostly averts this, but in the expansion, playing as Kronos or Gaia gives you the choice of worshipping Rheia, who provides you with the Traitor god power, which lets you take permanent control of an enemy unit. However, you only get two uses of said power.
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** ''AgeOfMythology'' mostly averts this, but in the ''Titan'' expansion, playing as Kronos or Gaia gives you the choice of worshipping Rheia, who provides you with the Traitor god power, which lets you take permanent control of an enemy unit. However, you only get two uses of said power. And in the ''Tales of the Dragon'' expansion, the Chinese monks function similarly to the Priests.
26th Sep '15 1:57:59 AM mspears
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Corrected two more instances of "it's/its" confusion
* Averted in ''VideoGame/StarTrekArmada'': to capture an enemy ship, it's shields must be disabled and then boarding parties must be beamed onboard, taken from the capturing ship's crew complement. The boarding crew will invariably take casualties as well, and ships have a minimum crew requirement before they will operate at full efficiency. The Borg, however, play it straight by holding ships in a tractor beam and transporting the enemy crew ''off'' to be assimilated, though they can also capture ships the 'standard' way.
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* Averted in ''VideoGame/StarTrekArmada'': to capture an enemy ship, it's its shields must be disabled and then boarding parties must be beamed onboard, taken from the capturing ship's crew complement. The boarding crew will invariably take casualties as well, and ships have a minimum crew requirement before they will operate at full efficiency. The Borg, however, play it straight by holding ships in a tractor beam and transporting the enemy crew ''off'' to be assimilated, though they can also capture ships the 'standard' way.

** It's SpiritualSuccessor ''VideoGame/CivilizationBeyondEarth'', meanwhile, features a covert operation in which you can recruit defectors from another faction's army and thereby be given free military units.
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** It's Its SpiritualSuccessor ''VideoGame/CivilizationBeyondEarth'', meanwhile, features a covert operation in which you can recruit defectors from another faction's army and thereby be given free military units.
2nd Jul '15 2:06:15 AM SSJMagus
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* During UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, this was an integral part of German war strategy. On field level, German forces often captured and used enemy tanks, cars, and cannons (even horses were used). But it was also extended to larger scheme with strategical resources: Germany produced most of light tanks in Czechoslovakia, and heavy tanks were produced in France, after both lands were captured. Also additional planes were constructed in the Netherlands' existing factories, not to mention Austrian ones, which supplied antitank cannons. This explains how Germany was able to fight successfully against Allies while having much less resources.
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* During UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, this was an integral part of German war strategy. On field level, German forces often captured and used enemy tanks, cars, and cannons (even horses were used). But it was also extended to larger scheme with strategical resources: Germany produced most of light tanks in Czechoslovakia, and heavy tanks were produced in France, after both lands were captured. Also additional planes were constructed in the Netherlands' existing factories, not to mention Austrian ones, which supplied antitank cannons. This explains how Germany was able to fight successfully against Allies while having much less resources. While initially this was helped by the fact that several of their neighbors used rifles and ammunition basically identical to Germany's own, but as the Nazis spread further they ended up with a dizzying array of non-standard weapons in their arsenal.
12th Jun '15 8:38:27 PM Talos22
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* Alexander the Great used some Persian troops alongside his Greek ones after he conquered the Persian Empire. These soldiers were of lower quality, but they helped to replenish his army and aided his march into India.
26th May '15 11:33:11 AM YeOldeLuke
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* "Joker" is a skill in ''VideoGame/Payday2'' that allows the player to convert one cop onto the heister's side. The skill "Partner in Crime" gives stat bonuses to both the player and converted unit.
17th May '15 9:04:32 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''HeroesOfMightAndMagic'' series, you can start training new troops to reinforce your army the moment you conquer an enemy city, so even if you have an army of do-gooder [[OurElvesAreBetter forest elves]], you can still add DemonicInvaders or TheUndead without anyone trying to gut the enemy they've hated for generations. That said, mixing creatures of different alignments under the command of one hero gives them morale penalties.
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* In the ''HeroesOfMightAndMagic'' ''VideoGame/HeroesOfMightAndMagic'' series, you can start training new troops to reinforce your army the moment you conquer an enemy city, so even if you have an army of do-gooder [[OurElvesAreBetter forest elves]], you can still add DemonicInvaders or TheUndead without anyone trying to gut the enemy they've hated for generations. That said, mixing creatures of different alignments under the command of one hero gives them morale penalties.
25th Apr '15 12:01:24 PM Discar
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25th Apr '15 12:01:07 PM Discar
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** It's SpiritualSuccessor ''VideoGame/CivilizationBeyondEarth'', meanwhile, features a covert operation in which you can recruit defectors from another faction's army and thereby be given free military units.
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* During UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, this was an integral part of German war strategy. On field level, German forces often captured and used enemy tanks, cars, and cannons (even horses were used). But it was also extended to larger scheme with strategical resources: Germany produced most of light tanks in Czechoslovakia, and heavy tanks were produced in France, after both lands were captured. Also additional planes were constructed in the Netherlands' existing factories, not to mention Austrian ones, which supplied antitank cannons. This explains how Germany was able to fight successfully against Allies while having much less resources.
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* During UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, this was an integral part of German war strategy. On field level, German forces often captured and used enemy tanks, cars, and cannons (even horses were used). But it was also extended to larger scheme with strategical resources: Germany produced most of light tanks in Czechoslovakia, and heavy tanks were produced in France, after both lands were captured. Also additional planes were constructed in the Netherlands' existing factories, not to mention Austrian ones, which supplied antitank cannons. This explains how Germany was able to fight successfully against Allies while having much less resources.

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25th Apr '15 12:00:53 PM Discar
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[[AC:RealLife]] * During UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, this was an integral part of German war strategy. On field level, German forces often captured and used enemy tanks, cars, and cannons (even horses were used). But it was also extended to larger scheme with strategical resources: Germany produced most of light tanks in Czechoslovakia, and heavy tanks were produced in France, after both lands were captured. Also additional planes were constructed in the Netherlands' existing factories, not to mention Austrian ones, which supplied antitank cannons. This explains how Germany was able to fight successfully against Allies while having much less resources. ** The Soviets did the same -- the 5th Guards Tank Brigade even got their first T-34/85 by capturing it from the Germans who had previously captured it from some other Soviet unit. * The Wehrmacht made heavy usage of captured enemy equipment, particularly against the Soviet Union due to the inability of Germany to provide enough arms, particularly submachine guns and semiautomatic rifles to give its soldiers sufficient firepower to face the ZergRush. This eventually led to the logistics becoming a quagmire, since each gun would only work with its own ammunition (German and Soviet guns only had one caliber that was technically interchangeable - 7.63mm Mauser versus the more powerful 7.62mm Tokarev - but they kept capturing and using guns of any caliber from ''every'' enemy nation), and likewise, each engine could use only its particular parts. * The Nazis also recruited a sizable amount of soldiers from the occupied territories. Volunteers, that is. If they hadn't been so blindingly stupid (and, you know, racist), they would have had a much easier time in the Soviet Union, where they were initially ''welcomed'' by the populace. Though they were not necessarily volunteers. Stories exist where the 'volunteers' turned side at first sight of Allies. * The Waffen-SS was the only branch of the Wehrmacht which recruited outside Greater Germany. A great deal - perhaps a full half - of the SS was non-German when the war ended. The last troops defending the Reichstag were from a French SS unit. * The story of Yang Kyoungjong, a Korean recruited into the Japanese army who was captured in Manchuria in battle against the Soviets in 1938. After spending four years in a Soviet labor camp, he was then pressed into the Red Army to fight the Germans. He was then captured in Ukraine by the Wehrmacht and sent to occupied France. On D-Day, he was then captured by American forces and sent to a POW camp in Britain. After the war, he settled down in America. * During the Yom Kippur war the Israelis captured many of the Arabs' T-55 and T-62 tanks which were abandoned by their crews. The tanks are still being used by the Israelis in some modified form to this day. * Both sides used captured enemy equipment for various uses during WWII. This could include simple R&D (the Americans studied captured Japanese equipment to figure out and exploit their weaknesses) or repainting them in the appropriate team colors and using them for recon or combat (the Luftwaffe would use Allied aircraft painted in German markings for recon, knowing the Allied aviators would hesitate to fire on them, while the Japanese military used a handful of captured American P-40 Warhawks in combat). * During WW1 the British first deployed the Mark 1-5 tank on the Western front. However this tank was regularly abandoned by its crew in the next counter-attack (as it was a deathtrap when not used during an assault) which resulted in the German army getting nearly ''twice'' as many battle-ready tanks from battlefield capture than from their own factories. * The Ottoman Turks used [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janissary janissaries]], who were originally forces composed of enslaved christian children trained to fight for the Ottoman side.

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[[AC:RealLife]] !!Non Video-Game Examples [[folder:Webcomics]] * ''Webcomic/{{Paranatural}}'': Welcome to Hitball ('Cause your wimpy parents banned Dodgeball - dodging wasn't the most important part anyway)! Now sit down while you're sitting down and take notes from Coach Oop about the Golden Switch: -->'''Oop:''' Only thing happens when ya catch this puppy is [[HeroicSecondWind yer WHOLE TEAM gets OFFA THE BLEACHERS an' BACK IN THE GAME]]. [[SarcasmMode NO. BIG. DEAL.]] \\ '''Isabel:''' Why would we ever throw it at the other team then, Coach Oop?\\ '''Oop:''' Good question, you impatient buffoon. Score a clean hit with the ''Golden Switch'', an' the chump you bonked SWITCHES TEAMS. Lil' tip: AIM FER THE ENEMY'S ACES. [[/folder]] [[folder:RealLife]] * During UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, this was an integral part of German war strategy. On field level, German forces often captured and used enemy tanks, cars, and cannons (even horses were used). But it was also extended to larger scheme with strategical resources: Germany produced most of light tanks in Czechoslovakia, and heavy tanks were produced in France, after both lands were captured. Also additional planes were constructed in the Netherlands' existing factories, not to mention Austrian ones, which supplied antitank cannons. This explains how Germany was able to fight successfully against Allies while having much less resources. ** The Soviets did the same -- the 5th Guards Tank Brigade even got their first T-34/85 by capturing it from the Germans who had previously captured it from some other Soviet unit. * The Wehrmacht made heavy usage of captured enemy equipment, particularly against the Soviet Union due to the inability of Germany to provide enough arms, particularly submachine guns and semiautomatic rifles to give its soldiers sufficient firepower to face the ZergRush. This eventually led to the logistics becoming a quagmire, since each gun would only work with its own ammunition (German and Soviet guns only had one caliber that was technically interchangeable - 7.63mm Mauser versus the more powerful 7.62mm Tokarev - but they kept capturing and using guns of any caliber from ''every'' enemy nation), and likewise, each engine could use only its particular parts. * The Nazis also recruited a sizable amount of soldiers from the occupied territories. Volunteers, that is. If they hadn't been so blindingly stupid (and, you know, racist), they would have had a much easier time in the Soviet Union, where they were initially ''welcomed'' by the populace. Though they were not necessarily volunteers. Stories exist where the 'volunteers' turned side at first sight of Allies. * The Waffen-SS was the only branch of the Wehrmacht which recruited outside Greater Germany. A great deal - perhaps a full half - of the SS was non-German when the war ended. The last troops defending the Reichstag were from a French SS unit. * The story of Yang Kyoungjong, a Korean recruited into the Japanese army who was captured in Manchuria in battle against the Soviets in 1938. After spending four years in a Soviet labor camp, he was then pressed into the Red Army to fight the Germans. He was then captured in Ukraine by the Wehrmacht and sent to occupied France. On D-Day, he was then captured by American forces and sent to a POW camp in Britain. After the war, he settled down in America. * During the Yom Kippur war the Israelis captured many of the Arabs' T-55 and T-62 tanks which were abandoned by their crews. The tanks are still being used by the Israelis in some modified form to this day. * Both sides used captured enemy equipment for various uses during WWII. This could include simple R&D (the Americans studied captured Japanese equipment to figure out and exploit their weaknesses) or repainting them in the appropriate team colors and using them for recon or combat (the Luftwaffe would use Allied aircraft painted in German markings for recon, knowing the Allied aviators would hesitate to fire on them, while the Japanese military used a handful of captured American P-40 Warhawks in combat). * During WW1 the British first deployed the Mark 1-5 tank on the Western front. However this tank was regularly abandoned by its crew in the next counter-attack (as it was a deathtrap when not used during an assault) which resulted in the German army getting nearly ''twice'' as many battle-ready tanks from battlefield capture than from their own factories. * The Ottoman Turks used [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janissary janissaries]], who were originally forces composed of enslaved christian children trained to fight for the Ottoman side. side. [[/folder]]
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