History Main / HeroSecretService

29th Aug '17 9:51:25 PM PaulA
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[[TropeNamer Named after]] the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Secret_Service Secret Service]] [[WeAllLiveInAmerica of the United States]] whose primary duty in modern times is to protect [[OurPresidentsAreDifferent The President of the United States]][[note]]As well as the Vice President, any plausible candidates for Pres/VP, foreign dignitaries, ''plus'' the immediate families of all of same.[[/note]] ''and'' the country's financial system.[[note]]As in fighting against fraudulent transactions; so if you try to forge some plates, you can expect a visit from those same MenInBlack who could conceivably have to take down a squad of assassins.[[/note]]

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[[TropeNamer Named after]] the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Secret_Service Secret Service]] [[WeAllLiveInAmerica of the United States]] whose primary duty in modern times is to protect [[OurPresidentsAreDifferent The President of the United States]][[note]]As well as the Vice President, any plausible candidates for Pres/VP, foreign dignitaries, ''plus'' the immediate families of all of same.[[/note]] ''and'' the country's financial system.[[note]]As in fighting against fraudulent transactions; so if you try to forge some plates, you can expect a visit from those same MenInBlack [[TheMenInBlack Men in Black]] who could conceivably have to take down a squad of assassins.[[/note]]
26th Aug '17 11:16:05 PM thatother1dude
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', the White Lotus has taken on the job of watching over the new Avatar in an official capacity, though they don't seem to be very good at keeping her out of trouble. This premise is pretty much abandoned entirely after a few episodes, instead switching the White Lotus to generic guards for Air Temple Island.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', the White Lotus has taken on the job of watching over the new Avatar in an official capacity, [[DitchTheBodyguards though they don't seem to be very good at keeping her out of trouble.trouble]]. This premise is pretty much abandoned entirely after a few episodes, instead switching the White Lotus to generic guards for Air Temple Island.
10th Aug '17 11:01:57 AM Abodos
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** Tetra and her crew arguably count to some extent in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker''.

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** Tetra and her crew arguably count to some extent in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker''. Two [[BirdPeople Rito]] characters and Valoo the dragon also save Link and Tetra from Ganondorf at one point.
10th Jul '17 3:53:08 PM Orbiting
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* ''{{Exalted}}'': Cult of the Illuminated believes that the Solars are returned righteous god-kings and will do anything to protect fledgling Solars. Various Yozi cults will also do the same for Infernals. Abyssals have the death cults.

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* ''{{Exalted}}'': ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'': Cult of the Illuminated believes that the Solars are returned righteous god-kings and will do anything to protect fledgling Solars. Various Yozi cults will also do the same for Infernals. Abyssals have the death cults.
9th Jun '17 5:18:40 AM Ccook1956
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* [=DePatie=]-Freleng's first made-for-TV venture, ''WesternAnimation/TheSuper6,'' details "half a dozen super strong men" who work for a hero agency. Super Bwoing, a klutz on a flying guitar, is the regular weekly feature. The closing feature (the third of three shorts) rotates among the other heroes (Granite Man, Elevator Man, Super Scuba, Magnet Man, Captain Zammo).
4th Jun '17 9:42:55 AM Julia1984
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* Jorgen von Strangle spends much of ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Wishology}]'' trilogy doing everything he can to protect Timmy, whom he [[spoiler:(correctly, it's later revealed)]] believes is the Chosen One. He saves Timmy from the first Eliminators who find him, disguises himself as Timmy so the Eliminators can take him while the real Timmy escapes, breaks himself and the rest of Timmy's allies out of prison and gets them everything they need to find and help Timmy, and rescues Timmy after he sacrifices himself to the Darkness to save everyone.

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* Jorgen von Strangle spends much of ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Wishology}]'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Wishology}}'' trilogy doing everything he can to protect Timmy, whom he [[spoiler:(correctly, it's later revealed)]] believes is the Chosen One. He saves Timmy from the first Eliminators who find him, disguises himself as Timmy so the Eliminators can take him while the real Timmy escapes, breaks himself and the rest of Timmy's allies out of prison and gets them everything they need to find and help Timmy, and rescues Timmy after he sacrifices himself to the Darkness to save everyone.
4th Jun '17 9:42:29 AM Julia1984
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* Jorgen von Strangle spends much of ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Wishology}]'' trilogy doing everything he can to protect Timmy, whom he [[spoiler:(correctly, it's later revealed)]] believes is the Chosen One. He saves Timmy from the first Eliminators who find him, disguises himself as Timmy so the Eliminators can take him while the real Timmy escapes, breaks himself and the rest of Timmy's allies out of prison and gets them everything they need to find and help Timmy, and rescues Timmy after he sacrifices himself to the Darkness to save everyone.
4th Jun '17 9:37:29 AM Julia1984
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It sometimes run by LaResistance. If the hero is royalty, this may be PraetorianGuard. They are always[[MoreExpendableThanYou More Expendable Than The Hero]]. See also PoisonousFriend, who sees himself as protecting the hero but has a [[WellIntentionedExtremist worse code of ethics]] than the hero when it comes to [[PayEvilUntoEvil harming the hero's enemies]].

Contrasts OneManArmy, who fights on his own without anyone protecting him.

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It sometimes run by LaResistance. If the hero is royalty, this may be PraetorianGuard. They are always[[MoreExpendableThanYou always [[MoreExpendableThanYou More Expendable Than The Hero]]. See also PoisonousFriend, who sees himself as protecting the hero but has a [[WellIntentionedExtremist worse code of ethics]] than the hero when it comes to [[PayEvilUntoEvil harming the hero's enemies]].

Contrasts Contrast OneManArmy, who fights on his own without anyone protecting him.
30th May '17 9:45:24 PM nombretomado
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* The Maidens of the Spear serve this purpose for Rand Al'Thor in ''{{Wheel of Time}}''
* The [[{{Ranger}} Antarian Rangers]] from the [[StarWars Star Wars Expanded Universe]] served as a paramilitary organization designed around assisting the Jedi Order, consisting primarily of failed Jedi trainees and supporters of the Jedi. Following the initiation of [[FinalSolution Order 66]] the Antarian Rangers worked to protect the few remaining Jedi survivors and were themselves hunted down by the Galactic Empire.

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* The Maidens of the Spear serve this purpose for Rand Al'Thor in ''{{Wheel of Time}}''
''Literature/TheWheelOfTime''
* The [[{{Ranger}} Antarian Rangers]] from the [[StarWars Star Wars Expanded Universe]] Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse served as a paramilitary organization designed around assisting the Jedi Order, consisting primarily of failed Jedi trainees and supporters of the Jedi. Following the initiation of [[FinalSolution Order 66]] the Antarian Rangers worked to protect the few remaining Jedi survivors and were themselves hunted down by the Galactic Empire.
7th Apr '17 4:23:13 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Pretear}}'' explicitly states that the Leafe Knights can't defeat evil without the eponymous MagicalGirl -- once they find her, they need to protect ''her'', so that ''she'' can protect the world. They also provide her with ElementalPowers, but this takes only one Knight per battle, and the rest of them is here to [[WeNeedADistraction distract monsters]] so she can safely kill them. Additionally, in the anime version they literally transform into the Pretear's [[DeflectorShields energy shield]] upon [[FusionDance merging with her]], receiving injuries instead of her -- and then claim it's OK, because ''[[MoreExpendableThanYou it's their job]]''. (This, however, also means that at least one of them should survive, otherwise the Pretear will be rendered useless. Or so they thought.)

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* ''{{Pretear}}'' ''Manga/{{Pretear}}'' explicitly states that the Leafe Knights can't defeat evil without the eponymous MagicalGirl -- once they find her, they need to protect ''her'', so that ''she'' can protect the world. They also provide her with ElementalPowers, but this takes only one Knight per battle, and the rest of them is here to [[WeNeedADistraction distract monsters]] so she can safely kill them. Additionally, in the anime version they literally transform into the Pretear's [[DeflectorShields energy shield]] upon [[FusionDance merging with her]], receiving injuries instead of her -- and then claim it's OK, because ''[[MoreExpendableThanYou it's their job]]''. (This, however, also means that at least one of them should survive, otherwise the Pretear will be rendered useless. Or so they thought.)
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