History Main / InsigniaRipOffRitual

16th Jun '16 3:08:48 AM foxley
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''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).
7th Jun '16 6:33:46 PM Doug86
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In 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.

to:

* In WorldWarI, 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.
14th May '16 11:55:41 AM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The [[KnightFever British orders of Knighthood]] provide for a public degradation ceremony for disgraced Knights. The last victim was Francis Mitchell in 1621, sentenced for 'Grievous Exactions' (abusing a government position). In his case his spurs were broken and thrown away, his belt cut, his sword snapped over his head and a declaration made that he was "no longer Knight but Knave" before he was led away to be imprisoned in The Tower of London.

to:

* The [[KnightFever [[UsefulNotes/KnightFever British orders of Knighthood]] provide for a public degradation ceremony for disgraced Knights. The last victim was Francis Mitchell in 1621, sentenced for 'Grievous Exactions' (abusing a government position). In his case his spurs were broken and thrown away, his belt cut, his sword snapped over his head and a declaration made that he was "no longer Knight but Knave" before he was led away to be imprisoned in The Tower of London.
2nd May '16 8:32:44 AM Tallens
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Happens at least OnceASeason in most ''Franchise/StarTrek'' series. Since combadges double as tracking devices in the Star Trek universe, this is sometimes as pragmatic as it is idealistic.
** Worf in ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' has been known to solemnly and slowly remove his combadge and place it on a table when he has to do something more Klingon than Federation, or when he has a TenMinuteRetirement.

to:

* ''Franchise/StarTrek'': Happens at least OnceASeason in most ''Franchise/StarTrek'' series. Since combadges double as tracking devices in the Star Trek universe, this is sometimes as pragmatic as it is idealistic.
** ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'':
***
Worf in ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' in has been known to solemnly and slowly remove his combadge and place it on a table when he has to do something more Klingon than Federation, or when he has a TenMinuteRetirement.



** By contrast, in one episode of ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', Chief O'Brien was temporarily and against his will put on medical suspension; as he took the turbolift away from Ops, he tore off his combadge and threw it at the ground. Less dramatic, but even more powerful in its way.

to:

** By contrast, in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'':
*** In
one episode of ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', Chief O'Brien was temporarily and against his will put on medical suspension; as he took the turbolift away from Ops, he tore off his combadge and threw it at the ground. Less dramatic, but even more powerful in its way.



*** In "Paradise Lost" Sisko walks into the office of the Admiral who planned a military coup (and was also Sisko's former captain), yanks the combadge off at phaserpoint, and says that he has come to ask the Admiral for his "resignation". When the coup is stopped, the Admiral finishes the job by laying his rank bars on the table.
*** Again, combadges are both communicators and tracking devices, and Sisko was essentially holding Layton hostage, this was as much pragmatic as it was symbolic.

to:

*** In "Paradise Lost" Sisko walks into the office of the Admiral who planned a military coup (and was also Sisko's former captain), yanks the combadge off at phaserpoint, and says that he has come to ask the Admiral for his "resignation". When the coup is stopped, the Admiral finishes the job by laying his rank bars on the table.
***
table. Again, as combadges are both communicators and tracking devices, and Sisko was essentially holding Layton hostage, this was as much pragmatic as it was symbolic.



** ''[[Series/StarTrekVoyager Voyager]]'' did this a few times. The Kazons "confiscated" the crew's combadges when they stole their ship. Also, Janeway removed one of Paris's pips when he violated orders and she busted him down to Ensign.

to:

** ''[[Series/StarTrekVoyager Voyager]]'' did this a few times. Voyager]]'':
***
The Kazons "confiscated" the crew's combadges when they stole their ship. Also, ship.
***
Janeway removed one of Paris's pips when he violated orders and she busted him down to Ensign.Ensign in "Thirty Days".


Added DiffLines:

*** At the end of "Equinox", though she's not seen actually tearing anything off, Janeway is seen marching back and forth in front of the survivors of the ''Equinox'' crew, informing them they've been stripped of rank for their actions, and will continue as such until she determines otherwise.
5th Apr '16 9:34:30 AM Kitch
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''Film/TheWrongGuys'', Glenn Grunski has a nightmare of being kicked out of the den whose members he and his brother, Mark, tormented as children. They have their patches ripped off, and then [[ShotAtDawn they're executed by firing squad]]. He wakes up at the shot.

to:

* In ''Film/TheWrongGuys'', Glenn Grunski has a nightmare of being kicked out of the cub scout den whose members he and his brother, Mark, tormented as children. They have their patches ripped off, and then [[ShotAtDawn they're executed by firing squad]]. He wakes up at the shot.
5th Apr '16 9:34:04 AM Kitch
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* In ''Film/TheWrongGuys'', Glenn Grunski has a nightmare of being kicked out of the den whose members he and his brother, Mark, tormented as children. They have their patches ripped off, and then [[ShotAtDawn they're executed by firing squad]]. He wakes up at the shot.
5th Mar '16 4:44:57 PM shawnvw
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The old TV series ''Series/{{Branded}}'' opened every episode with the hero going through this ritual.

to:

* The opening title sequence of the old TV Western series ''Series/{{Branded}}'' opened every episode with showed the hero going through this ritual.ritual, complete with ExpositoryThemeTune.
15th Feb '16 10:20:21 AM WhosAsking
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', after learning that Arlong had Nezumi steal all the money she worked for eight years to earn, Nami begins stabbing the Arlong Pirates tattoo on her arm in anger. In the fourth movie, Gasparde has the Marine emblem crossed out on his ship.

to:

* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', after learning that Arlong had Nezumi steal all the money she worked for eight years to earn, Nami begins stabbing the Arlong Pirates tattoo on her arm in anger. In episode 138, Captain Moore strips the insignia off Minchy's uniform after he learns Minchy was trying to steal Zenny's treasure behind his back. In the fourth movie, Gasparde has the Marine emblem crossed out on his ship.
5th Jan '16 10:57:07 PM PaulA
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* In ''Literature/TheSecretsOfDrearcliffGrangeSchool'', a BoardingSchool is taken over by a new regime, and students who don't fit in are expelled from their Houses and assigned to a punishment group. When it happens to her, the protagonist mentally compares the process of being expelled from her House to a military dismissal ritual.
3rd Jan '16 10:44:34 AM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* At the end of the ''SoulEater'' manga, [[spoiler: Maka, Soul, Black Star, and Tsubaki]] put on the uniforms they wore at the beginning of the series because [[spoiler:they are dissociating themselves with Spartoi.]]

to:

* At the end of the ''SoulEater'' ''Manga/SoulEater'' manga, [[spoiler: Maka, Soul, Black Star, and Tsubaki]] put on the uniforms they wore at the beginning of the series because [[spoiler:they are dissociating themselves with Spartoi.]]
This list shows the last 10 events of 102. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.InsigniaRipOffRitual