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11th Mar '17 11:50:31 AM NekoHybrid
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* In an episode of ''Series/WalkerTexasRanger'' where Walker beats the crap out of a corrupt racist sheriff of a small town. After curbstomping his ass, Walker rips off the sheriff badge from the guy's chest.
8th Mar '17 9:53:02 AM nombretomado
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* In one of the McAuslan stories, [=McAuslan=], an utter failure as a soldier, is promoted to lance-corporal; when [=MacNeill=] sees his stripe starting to peel away he hopes it's an omen.

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* In one of the McAuslan ''Literature/McAuslan'' stories, [=McAuslan=], an utter failure as a soldier, is promoted to lance-corporal; when [=MacNeill=] sees his stripe starting to peel away he hopes it's an omen.
6th Feb '17 9:05:07 AM gb00393
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* Ned does this in episode five of ''Series/GameOfThrones'' when he resigns his position as hand of the King, removing his insignia pin. Robert gives it back to him in episode six when Ned is not in a position to refuse.

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Ned does this in episode five of ''Series/GameOfThrones'' when he resigns his position as hand of the King, removing his insignia pin. Robert gives it back to him in episode six when Ned is not in a position to refuse.refuse.
** Barristan removes his white cloak and tosses his sword at Joffrey's feet when resigning the Kingsguard.
20th Jan '17 3:10:12 PM margdean56
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* In UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, this was inverted to some extent as Entente machine gunners were ''advised'' to rip off their machine gunner patches just prior to been captured by the enemy. This was because Central Powers troops hated them almost as much as artillerymen for killing so many of their friends.

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* In UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, this was inverted to some extent as Entente machine gunners were ''advised'' to rip off their machine gunner patches just prior to been being captured by the enemy. This was because Central Powers troops hated them almost as much as artillerymen for killing so many of their friends.
20th Jan '17 3:05:36 PM margdean56
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* ''Literature/JoePickett'': At the end of ''Breaking Point'', Joe is so disgusted by the events he has just gone through that he makes a big show of resigning and handing in his badge to the new director of the Fish and Game Service. Especially poignant as earlier in the novel, Joe had been rewarded by having his original badge number reinstated 9after several books were he was angry because the previous director had effectively stripped him of his seniority by refusing to do so).

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* ''Literature/JoePickett'': At the end of ''Breaking Point'', Joe is so disgusted by the events he has just gone through that he makes a big show of resigning and handing in his badge to the new director of the Fish and Game Service. Especially poignant as earlier in the novel, Joe had been rewarded by having his original badge number reinstated 9after (after several books were he was angry because the previous director had effectively stripped him of his seniority by refusing to do so).
20th Jan '17 2:59:27 PM margdean56
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* Used in a '60s ''Comicbook/{{Legion Of Super-Heroes}}'' story [[http://www.comicbookdb.com/graphics/comic_graphics/1/92/49834_20060709004942_large.jpg (and cover)]] when Bouncing Boy ([[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks the sixties were different]]) defeats the rest of the Legion with his super bouncing (no, really). For added humor value, note that the male Legionaires [[ClothingDamage leave holes in their costume]]. Saturn Girl's emblem just seems to pop off, leaving her costume [[UsefulNotes/TheComicsCode Comics Code Approved]]. (In the story itself, all the emblems pop off without clothing damage.)

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* Used in a '60s ''Comicbook/{{Legion Of Super-Heroes}}'' story [[http://www.comicbookdb.com/graphics/comic_graphics/1/92/49834_20060709004942_large.jpg (and cover)]] when Bouncing Boy ([[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks the sixties were different]]) defeats the rest of the Legion with his super bouncing (no, really). For added humor value, note that the male Legionaires Legionnaires [[ClothingDamage leave holes in their costume]]. Saturn Girl's emblem just seems to pop off, leaving her costume [[UsefulNotes/TheComicsCode Comics Code Approved]]. (In the story itself, all the emblems pop off without clothing damage.)



** Of course none of those insignias were bestowed by the Legion, so it's odd that they took it upon themselves to remove them. (Especially since there was a Legion-specific symbol available, the flight ring, which could have been used for a TurnInYourBadge scene.)

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** Of course none of those insignias insignia were bestowed by the Legion, so it's odd that they took it upon themselves to remove them. (Especially since there was a Legion-specific symbol available, the flight ring, which could have been used for a TurnInYourBadge scene.)



** In ''Supergirl vol 6 #23'' Supergirl rips the "S"-crest off a decoy of her cousin, shouting he is a fake and he doesn't deserve wear it.

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** In ''Supergirl vol 6 #23'' Supergirl rips the "S"-crest off a decoy of her cousin, shouting he is a fake and he doesn't deserve to wear it.



* During ''ComicBook/TheTransformersAllHailMegatron'', Ironhide confronts Mirage, suspecting him of being the one that betrayed the Autobots [[spoiler: It was Sunstreaker]]. He then repeatedly punches Mirage in the Autobot insignia until it is all but destroyed. When Ironhide later finds out that [[spoiler: Mirage was not the traitor]], he attempts to apologize only for Mirage to [[spoiler: refuse his apology and leave his Autobot insignia damaged as a symoblic gesture]].

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* During ''ComicBook/TheTransformersAllHailMegatron'', Ironhide confronts Mirage, suspecting him of being the one that betrayed the Autobots [[spoiler: It was Sunstreaker]]. He then repeatedly punches Mirage in the Autobot insignia until it is all but destroyed. When Ironhide later finds out that [[spoiler: Mirage was not the traitor]], he attempts to apologize only for Mirage to [[spoiler: refuse his apology and leave his Autobot insignia damaged as a symoblic symbolic gesture]].
15th Jan '17 4:03:51 AM lavendermintrose
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* In a production of ''Theatre/{{Othello}}'', Cassio is forced to go through with this after having his rank taken away. Adding insult to injury is the fact that [[BigBad Iago]] (who engineered this fall) is the one who actually removes the insignia, and is promoted in Cassio's stead.

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* In a production of ''Theatre/{{Othello}}'', Cassio is forced to go through with this after having his rank taken away. Adding insult to injury is the fact that [[BigBad [[ManipulativeBastard Iago]] (who engineered this fall) is the one who actually removes the insignia, and is promoted in Cassio's stead.stead.
* Done to Tristan when he is caught with Isolde in the 2016 Met Opera production of Wagner's ''Tristan Und Isolde''.
29th Nov '16 7:42:58 PM nombretomado
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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ConanTheBarbarian story "Black Colossus", Yasmela demands that Count Thespides return her glove and leave; she doesn't have to actually carry it out.

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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ConanTheBarbarian Literature/ConanTheBarbarian story "Black Colossus", "Literature/BlackColossus", Yasmela demands that Count Thespides return her glove and leave; she doesn't have to actually carry it out.
25th Nov '16 11:49:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* Referenced in ''TwelveOClockHigh''. After the same man gets busted from sergeant to private and then promoted back to sergeant later the same day - on two separate occasions - the general responsible for the demotions and promotions tells him to get zippers installed on the extra stripes.

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* Referenced in ''TwelveOClockHigh''.''Film/TwelveOClockHigh''. After the same man gets busted from sergeant to private and then promoted back to sergeant later the same day - on two separate occasions - the general responsible for the demotions and promotions tells him to get zippers installed on the extra stripes.
12th Nov '16 12:23:40 PM DaibhidC
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* Parodied in a sketch on ''The Dave Allen Show'', where Allen plays a military officer apparently cashiering a female subordinate. First he throws away her hat. Then he rips off her epulettes. Then the brass buttons on her jacket ... at which point it starts to become clear that he's just [[GoodLookingPrivates undressing her]]...
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