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6th Dec '17 3:30:22 AM SteveMB
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* At the Sunrise Spectacular in ''WesternAnimation/{{Coco}}'', the show stops after [[spoiler:Ernesto is exposed as a fraud, a thief, and a murderer]]. The conductor responds to his attempt to get the show going again by [[DeathGlare shooting him a contemptuous look]] and snapping his baton in two.
28th Nov '17 12:46:15 PM lillolillo
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* In the ''Franchise/StarWarLegends'', Luke's childhood friend Janek "Tank" Sunber became an Imperial officer and served in a long, grueling campaign against basically endless waves of primitive tribal aliens. His tactics and work ethic seriously impressed the general in charge, who gave him a field promotion to commander before dying. However, a captain who was jealous about being passed up refused to verify the promotion, and Tank was humiliatingly stripped of his rank as soon as they were offworld. Unusually, Tank stayed Imperial even with a few doubts, even becoming a FakeDefector at Vader's order.

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* In the ''Franchise/StarWarLegends'', ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'', Luke's childhood friend Janek "Tank" Sunber became an Imperial officer and served in a long, grueling campaign against basically endless waves of primitive tribal aliens. His tactics and work ethic seriously impressed the general in charge, who gave him a field promotion to commander before dying. However, a captain who was jealous about being passed up refused to verify the promotion, and Tank was humiliatingly stripped of his rank as soon as they were offworld. Unusually, Tank stayed Imperial even with a few doubts, even becoming a FakeDefector at Vader's order.
28th Nov '17 12:45:28 PM lillolillo
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* In the StarWarsExpandedUniverse, Luke's childhood friend Janek "Tank" Sunber became an Imperial officer and served in a long, grueling campaign against basically endless waves of primitive tribal aliens. His tactics and work ethic seriously impressed the general in charge, who gave him a field promotion to commander before dying. However, a captain who was jealous about being passed up refused to verify the promotion, and Tank was humiliatingly stripped of his rank as soon as they were offworld. Unusually, Tank stayed Imperial even with a few doubts, even becoming a FakeDefector at Vader's order. [[spoiler: RedemptionEqualsDeath. Wow, all of Luke's old friends who pop up in the EU die.]]
** [[spoiler: No, he survived. And in fact, his escape pod left Rebel One and was rescued by the Empire.]]
* Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}:

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* In the StarWarsExpandedUniverse, ''Franchise/StarWarLegends'', Luke's childhood friend Janek "Tank" Sunber became an Imperial officer and served in a long, grueling campaign against basically endless waves of primitive tribal aliens. His tactics and work ethic seriously impressed the general in charge, who gave him a field promotion to commander before dying. However, a captain who was jealous about being passed up refused to verify the promotion, and Tank was humiliatingly stripped of his rank as soon as they were offworld. Unusually, Tank stayed Imperial even with a few doubts, even becoming a FakeDefector at Vader's order. [[spoiler: RedemptionEqualsDeath. Wow, all of Luke's old friends who pop up in the EU die.]]
** [[spoiler: No, he survived. And in fact, his escape pod left Rebel One and was rescued by the Empire.]]
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** In ''Supergirl vol 5 #41'', Kara rips the "S"-shield off Superwoman's clothes screaming she is a murderer and she doesn't deserve to wear her family's crest.
** 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.

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** In ''Supergirl ''[[ComicBook/Supergirl2005 Supergirl vol 5 5]] #41'', Kara rips the "S"-shield off Superwoman's clothes screaming she is a murderer and she doesn't deserve to wear her family's crest.
--->'''Supergirl:''' You're asking for mercy? Like Agent Liberty got?! Like poor Mister Henderson!? Like my father!? You don't deserve mercy, you deserve a beating! And [[ChestInsignia this]]? You don't deserve to wear this.
** In ''Supergirl ''[[ComicBook/Supergirl2011 Supergirl vol 6 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.



* ComicBook/{{Batgirl|2011}} does this to herself following [[spoiler:supposedly killing her brother, James, Jr. He's alive in another comic]]. When she goes to comfort Batman following [[spoiler:the death of Damian Wayne]], Bruce calls her out on her hypocrisy of running around in costume yet not wearing the emblem of the Bat.

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* ComicBook/{{Batgirl|2011}} ''ComicBook/{{Batgirl}}'' does this to herself following [[spoiler:supposedly [[spoiler:[[ComicBook/Batgirl2011 supposedly killing her brother, James, Jr. Jr.]] He's alive in another comic]]. When she goes to comfort Batman following [[spoiler:the death of Damian Wayne]], Bruce calls her out on her hypocrisy of running around in costume yet not wearing the emblem of the Bat.
22nd Nov '17 9:29:46 PM Al08
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* In ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'', the CIA agent who takes over the Autobot task force from Major Lennox goes out of his way to rip off the major's rank insignia, saying, "You won't be needing this anymore". Unlike most examples, the ripping off doesn't have much impact. For one thing, Lennox is wearing Army-issue [=ACU=]s and his rank insignia was being held on with Velcro. For another, Lennox was not in any way being demoted, only relieved of operational command of the task force, so ripping off his rank is nothing but meaningless spite on Agent Douche's part. The only thing Lennox lost was the the thirty-odd seconds it would take him to pick it up and put it back on.

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* In ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'', the CIA agent who When National Security Advisor Galloway takes over the Autobot task force from Major Lennox Lennox, he goes out of his way to rip off the major's Major's rank insignia, saying, "You won't be needing this anymore". Unlike most examples, the ripping off doesn't have much impact. For one thing, Lennox is wearing Army-issue [=ACU=]s and his rank insignia was being held on with Velcro. For another, Lennox was not in any way being demoted, only relieved of operational command of the task force, so ripping off his rank is nothing but meaningless spite on Agent Douche's Galloway's part. The only thing Lennox lost was the the thirty-odd seconds it would take him to pick it up and put it back on.
12th Nov '17 2:07:15 PM CLT009
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See also TurnInYourBadge. Also see SmashTheSymbol (to which this is a subtrope) and ShamefulStrip (which is also meant to humiliate and [[UpToEleven goes much further]]. Contrast EarnedStripes.

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See also TurnInYourBadge. Also see SmashTheSymbol (to which this is a subtrope) and ShamefulStrip (which is also meant to humiliate (similarly humiliating and [[UpToEleven which goes much further]].further]]). Contrast EarnedStripes.
12th Nov '17 2:06:39 PM CLT009
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See also TurnInYourBadge. Also see SmashTheSymbol (to which this is a subtrope). Contrast EarnedStripes.

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See also TurnInYourBadge. Also see SmashTheSymbol (to which this is a subtrope).subtrope) and ShamefulStrip (which is also meant to humiliate and [[UpToEleven goes much further]]. Contrast EarnedStripes.
7th Nov '17 10:39:13 AM TrendingToon1
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* At the end of a deleted scene from ''WesternAnimation/Cars3'' called “More Than New Paint”, two pitties rip off Lighting [=McQueen=]‘s #95 after Sterling reveals he took him off the racing circuit and gave his number to Cruz.

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* At the end beginning of a deleted scene from ''WesternAnimation/Cars3'' called “More Than New Paint”, two pitties rip off Lighting [=McQueen=]‘s #95 after Sterling reveals he took him off the racing circuit and gave his number to Cruz.
29th Oct '17 8:32:11 PM Andyroid
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* In the ''WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail'' "different town", one of the things Strong Bad sings about changing in Free Country USA is that "Homestar just couldn't hack it". We see Homestar shout "I quit!" as he rips the star off his own shirt and stomps on it.

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* In the ''WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail'' "different town", one of the things Strong Bad sings about changing in Free Country USA is that "Homestar just couldn't hack it". We see Homestar shout "I quit!" as he rips the star off his own shirt and [[AgitatedItemStomping stomps on it.it]].
25th Oct '17 6:01:25 PM TrendingToon1
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* At the end of a deleted scene from ''WesternAnimation/Cars3'' called “More Than New Paint”, two pitties rip off Lighting [=McQueen=]‘s #95 after Sterling reveals he took him off the racing circuit and gave his number to Cruz.
22nd Sep '17 7:56:58 PM jamespolk
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* At the end of ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', [[spoiler: John Blake]] takes his Gotham P.D. badge and flings it into the river.

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* At the end of ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', [[spoiler: John Blake]] Blake takes his Gotham P.D. badge and flings it into the river.


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* ''Film/TheMysteriousLady'': The "degradation" ceremony, something done in RealLife in European armies prior to World War I, in which a disgraced officer has his sword broken and all his medals stripped. Done to Karl when he's cashiered and before he's sent to prison.
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