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11th Aug '16 7:42:42 PM PaulA
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** Prince Serg in ''Shards of Honor'' and his supporters. [[spoiler:The Emperor intentionally let them go to war against enemies who had weapons they didn't know about to get rid of them.]]
** The Cetagandian attackers in ''The Vor Game''. During the fighting, Miles thinks that they should have realized that all was lost and retreated, but owing to the dishonor, they [[AttackAttackAttack attack on and on]] in hopes of redeeming themselves with victory. Justified in this case, as a defeat would lead to the campaign being disavowed by their government to save face, and the commanders facing (likely fatal) punishment for their "unauthorized" actions.
** Miles himself runs dangerously close to this trope; while he runs his people well and ensures that the Dendarii are incredibly useful as a covert operations force, ''his own mother'' speculates that he does so only so that he can keep being the dashing, dazzling Admiral Naismith, and not the crippled, unregarded Lieutenant Vorkosigan. However, that's only one side of his duality: the other side is [[spoiler: the man who will jump after a woman he barely knows, as she's falling out of a shuttlecraft, and try to grab her despite her being twice his size and weight and the action almost certainly causing his death, because [[AFatherToHisMen she has been drafted as One Of His People]].[[/spoiler]]

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** Prince Serg in ''Shards of Honor'' ''Literature/ShardsOfHonor'' and his supporters. [[spoiler:The Emperor intentionally let them go to war against enemies who had weapons they didn't know about to get rid of them.]]
** The Cetagandian attackers in ''The Vor Game''.''Literature/TheVorGame''. During the fighting, Miles thinks that they should have realized that all was lost and retreated, but owing to the dishonor, they [[AttackAttackAttack attack on and on]] in hopes of redeeming themselves with victory. Justified in this case, as a defeat would lead to the campaign being disavowed by their government to save face, and the commanders facing (likely fatal) punishment for their "unauthorized" actions.
** Miles himself runs dangerously close to this trope; while he runs his people well and ensures that the Dendarii are incredibly useful as a covert operations force, ''his own mother'' speculates that he does so only so that he can keep being the dashing, dazzling Admiral Naismith, and not the crippled, unregarded Lieutenant Vorkosigan. However, that's only one side of his duality: the other side is [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the man who will jump after a woman he barely knows, as she's falling out of a shuttlecraft, and try to grab her despite her being twice his size and weight and the action almost certainly causing his death, because [[AFatherToHisMen she has been drafted as One Of His People]].[[/spoiler]]People]]]].
21st Jun '16 5:22:25 PM nombretomado
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* Barnaby Brooks Jr. from ''TigerAndBunny'' appears to be one at first, but it turns out that his PunchClockHero tendencies have a more complex reason than that. [[spoiler:Specifically, the head of his sponsoring company is the orphaned Barnaby's trusted mentor -- and has used the opportunity to raise a hero who won't complain about compromising morality for the sake of appealing to the masses.]]

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* Barnaby Brooks Jr. from ''TigerAndBunny'' ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'' appears to be one at first, but it turns out that his PunchClockHero tendencies have a more complex reason than that. [[spoiler:Specifically, the head of his sponsoring company is the orphaned Barnaby's trusted mentor -- and has used the opportunity to raise a hero who won't complain about compromising morality for the sake of appealing to the masses.]]
12th May '16 6:05:08 AM Hanz
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* Axton of ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'' was formerly a commando of the Dahl corporation whose obsession with personal glory eventually forced him to go AWOL at the advice of his wife (who was also his CO).

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* Axton of ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'' was formerly a commando of the Dahl corporation whose obsession with personal glory eventually forced led to him botching an escort mission by using the person he was supposed to protect as a targeting beacon and forcing him to go AWOL at the advice of his wife (who was also his CO).
15th Mar '16 11:32:32 AM Roketto
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*In ''Fanfic/SaviorOfDemons'', Haabu is one, as his [[ItsAllAboutMe internal monologues]] reveal. Judging from his questionable involvement in any actual fights (he only appeared on New Arcos to shout orders at the Saiyans and look important), he is likely a MilesGloriosus as well.
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11th Mar '16 4:50:19 PM CH4S
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SubTrope of GlorySeeker, who is also after glory but doesn't have to do anything discreditable to get it.

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SubTrope of GlorySeeker, who is also after glory but doesn't have to do anything discreditable to get it.
it. However, there is an important distinction between the two: A {{Glory Seeker}} [[InHarmsWay would happily get themselves]] [[MartyrdomCulture killed in pursuit of glory]], while a {{Glory Hound}} would [[MoralEventHorizon happily get others killed]] [[WhatMeasureIsAMook in pursuit of glory]], [[TheSociopath often with no remorse]], bonus points for stealing the glory that others have legitimately earned, {{disproportionate retribution}} on those opposing their plans, or engaging in {{chronic backstabbing disorder}}.
6th Jan '16 2:01:25 PM FF32
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* Cole Phelps, protagonist of ''LANoire'', had shades of this during his time in the war, and retains the attitude once he enters the police force.

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* Cole Phelps, protagonist of ''LANoire'', ''VideoGame/LANoire'', had shades of this during his time in the war, and retains the attitude once he enters the police force.
22nd Dec '15 2:10:59 AM Jake
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* Captain Falco from Creator/JohnHemry's ''Literature/TheLostFleet'' makes himself out to be the hero of the Alliance even though his victories are all but indistinguishable from his defeats.

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* Captain Falco from Creator/JohnHemry's ''Literature/TheLostFleet'' makes himself out to be the hero of the Alliance even though his victories are all but indistinguishable from his defeats. [[spoiler:This ends up blowing up in his face spectacularly when he persuades a chunk of the titular Fleet to go haring off on a [[AttackAttackAttack glorious headlong charge]]... [[RealityEnsues straight into an enemy ambush.]] When we next see Falco, [[HeroicBSOD his mind has cracked completely]].]]
14th Dec '15 3:46:48 AM rufusluciusivan
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* The fan game ''Videogame/RakenzarnTales'' has a guild of them, with the Morning Glory guild. [[HateSink A groupe of lying jerkass Glory Hounds.]]

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* The fan game ''Videogame/RakenzarnTales'' has a guild of them, with the Morning Glory guild. [[HateSink A groupe group of lying jerkass Glory Hounds.]]
14th Dec '15 3:46:29 AM rufusluciusivan
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* The fan game ''Videogame/RakenzarnTales'' has a guild of them, with the Morning Glory guild. [[HateSink A groupe of lying jerkass Glory Hounds.]]
9th Nov '15 10:45:10 AM StFan
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* Pyro in ''ComicBook/TransformersLastStandOfTheWreckers'' - he refuses to take a particular HeroicSacrifice because it's ''not cool enough'' for his tastes, and insists that Ironfist [[KickTheDog make the sacrifice instead]]. [[spoiler:He later reconsiders and says just dying for your friends is good enough. He does.]]

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* Pyro in ''ComicBook/TransformersLastStandOfTheWreckers'' - he ''ComicBook/TheTransformersLastStandOfTheWreckers''. He refuses to take a particular HeroicSacrifice because it's ''not cool enough'' for his tastes, and insists that Ironfist [[KickTheDog make the sacrifice instead]]. [[spoiler:He later reconsiders and says just dying for your friends is good enough. He does.]]
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