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24th Dec '16 4:54:02 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIVApocalypse'' introduces Gaston, a Samurai from Mikado who leads an elite Samurai unit known as Merkabah's Crusaders and is eager to prove his worth to his divine superiors as part of the forces of Law's efforts to put down the Divine Powers. He insists on showing off his combat prowess, getting mad at you for killing mutual target Shesha instead of letting him do it. Additionally, if you choose him as your battle partner, he may occasionally jump into battle at the start of your turn, ''stealing your Press Turns to attack'', even if his attacks get blocked resulting in ''you'' suffering turn penalties as a result.
24th Dec '16 3:54:25 AM LadyJaneGrey
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Contrast MilesGloriosus, who will often try to steal credit after the fact, but is far too much of a DirtyCoward to actually seek out any actually glorious situation.

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Compare AttentionWhore, which often overlaps. Contrast MilesGloriosus, who will often try to steal credit after the fact, but is far too much of a DirtyCoward to actually seek out any actually glorious situation.
13th Dec '16 12:52:46 PM ZombieAladdin
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* The Virus character Thrax from ''Film/OsmosisJones'' plans to kill Frank (whom in the setting is like a heavily populated city-state) within 48 hours to "get [his] ''own'' chapter in the medical books".

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* The Virus character Thrax from ''Film/OsmosisJones'' plans to kill Frank (whom in the setting is like a heavily populated city-state) within 48 hours to "get [his] ''own'' chapter in the medical books". More specifically, he is envious of big-name diseases like Ebola and AIDS, believing himself to be deadlier than they are, and wants their levels of global infamy.
22nd Nov '16 10:50:01 AM ashlay
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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': [[spoiler:{{Sociopath}}ic killer Goro Akechi commited crimes and then solved them as a self-styled GreatDetective just so he could be famous. Unsurprisingly, he regularly appears on TV talk shows, which is how your party first meets him.]]
30th Oct '16 11:37:11 AM BattleMaster
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* In the film ''Film/{{Patton}}'', the eponymous character admitted that he was this trope. [=MacArthur=] is portrayed this way as well.

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* In the film ''Film/{{Patton}}'', the eponymous character admitted that he was this trope. [=MacArthur=] Montgomery is portrayed this way as well.well: Patton says that one of the main reasons he doesn't like the British Field Marshall is because [[AtLeastIAdmitIt the latter won't own up to it]].
18th Sep '16 8:56:20 PM Mhazard
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A person, often an officer in military settings, who is out to win glory in war, regardless of the cost. Sometimes the cost is to himself, but usually it's only to his men. (Sometimes just the foot soldiers, when he [[MoralMyopia regards only officers as important]], sometimes all subordinates, when he subordinates them all [[ItsAllAboutMe to his quest for glory]].)

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A person, often an officer in military settings, who is out to [[GlorySeeker win glory in war, war]], regardless of the cost. Sometimes the cost is to himself, but usually it's only to his men. (Sometimes just the foot soldiers, when he [[MoralMyopia regards only officers as important]], sometimes all subordinates, when he subordinates them all [[ItsAllAboutMe to his quest for glory]].)



Indeed, in peacetime, he may foment war; if he has enough power, he may insist on attack. TheCaligula, when a GloryHound, is particularly dangerous.

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Indeed, in peacetime, he may foment war; if he has enough power, he may insist on attack. TheCaligula, when a GloryHound, is particularly dangerous.
dangerous. And when a GloryHound develops a BloodKnight tendency, he may PutTheLaughterInSlaughter.



SubTrope of GlorySeeker, who is also after glory but doesn't have to do anything discreditable to get 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}}.

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SubTrope of GlorySeeker, who is also after glory but doesn't have to do anything discreditable to get 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]], [[BloodKnight loves bloodshed]], bonus points for stealing the glory that others have legitimately earned, {{disproportionate retribution}} on those opposing their plans, or engaging in {{chronic backstabbing disorder}}.
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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