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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]]...
12th Nov '16 12:09:21 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]]...
30th Oct '16 3:22:25 PM nombretomado
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* In the novel ''By the Sword'' of the ''HeraldsOfValdemar'' series, Kerowyn [[PsychicPowers reads the mind]] of her mercenary company's employer and learns that he intends to avoid paying them by [[WeHaveReserves sending them to certain death]]. She stands up and gives a speech to that effect, rips off her mercenary badge, and storms out to go live the hard life of an unaffiliated merc. [[spoiler: Unbeknownst to her, because she leaves in such a tearing hurry, it inspires the entire rest of the company to similarly "quit," graduating from resignation to an odd form of DisasterDemocracy. Eventually, they track her down and make her the Captain of the reformed company.]]

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* In the novel ''By the Sword'' of the ''HeraldsOfValdemar'' ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'' series, Kerowyn [[PsychicPowers reads the mind]] of her mercenary company's employer and learns that he intends to avoid paying them by [[WeHaveReserves sending them to certain death]]. She stands up and gives a speech to that effect, rips off her mercenary badge, and storms out to go live the hard life of an unaffiliated merc. [[spoiler: Unbeknownst to her, because she leaves in such a tearing hurry, it inspires the entire rest of the company to similarly "quit," graduating from resignation to an odd form of DisasterDemocracy. Eventually, they track her down and make her the Captain of the reformed company.]]
16th Oct '16 4:36:05 AM Tron80
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** In ''Supergirl vol 5 #41'', Kara rips the "S"-shield off Supwerwoman's clothes screaming she is a murderer and she doesn't deserve to wear her family's crest.

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** In ''Supergirl vol 5 #41'', Kara rips the "S"-shield off Supwerwoman's Superwoman's clothes screaming she is a murderer and she doesn't deserve to wear her family's crest.
16th Oct '16 4:31:54 AM Tron80
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* In a ''ComicBook/{{Superboy}}'' (90s clone version) story, ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} (90s Matrix version) tries to persuade him to come with her and sort out why he's currently a wanted fugitive. When he refuses, she uses her telekinesis to pull the S-shields off his chest and the back of his jacket.

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In a ''ComicBook/{{Superboy}}'' (90s clone version) story, ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} (90s Matrix version) tries to persuade him to come with her and sort out why he's currently a wanted fugitive. When he refuses, she uses her telekinesis to pull the S-shields off his chest and the back of his jacket.jacket.
** In ''Supergirl vol 5 #41'', Kara rips the "S"-shield off Supwerwoman'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 wear it.
9th Oct '16 12:03:22 PM nombretomado
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* Done in the [[ClassicDisneyShort Disney war short]] "Home Defense"; after WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck sees through the boys' ruse of an attack, he rips off their chevrons and destroys their (wooden) swords. Then, when he (again falsely) believes he's under attack (and makes sure that it wasn't the boys this time), he sews the chevrons back on and gives them new swords. Near the end, as Donald orders the boys' to fire the cannon, not knowing it's pointing straight at him, one of the boys, knowing the inevitable, rips off his chevron himself before firing.

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* Done in the [[ClassicDisneyShort [[WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts Disney war short]] "Home Defense"; after WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck sees through the boys' ruse of an attack, he rips off their chevrons and destroys their (wooden) swords. Then, when he (again falsely) believes he's under attack (and makes sure that it wasn't the boys this time), he sews the chevrons back on and gives them new swords. Near the end, as Donald orders the boys' to fire the cannon, not knowing it's pointing straight at him, one of the boys, knowing the inevitable, rips off his chevron himself before firing.
29th Sep '16 12:35:58 PM Morgenthaler
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** An aversion in the same military: General Konstantin Rokossovskiy had been purged from the Red Army because he was a Pole. He lost all his teeth during NKVD [[EnhancedInterrogationTechniques "interrogations"]] in the ''Lubyanka'' and was sent to Siberia. When the Germans invaded, they brought him back, giving him a set of steel dentures. Three years later he was commanding Operation [[AC:Bagration]] and he directly objected to [[JosephStalin Iosif Stalin]]'s interference in his planning. Stalin advised him to think his objection over ''three times''--after Rokossovskiy's third objection, Stalin approached the marshal and put a hand on his shoulder. Rather than ripping off the epaulet or having him purged again, though, Stalin simply said: "Your confidence speaks for your sound judgement," and deferred to his (immeasurably-better) judgement. Rokossovskiy's campaign went on to be one of the most decisive victories of the entire war.

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** An aversion in the same military: General Konstantin Rokossovskiy had been purged from the Red Army because he was a Pole. He lost all his teeth during NKVD [[EnhancedInterrogationTechniques "interrogations"]] in the ''Lubyanka'' and was sent to Siberia. When the Germans invaded, they brought him back, giving him a set of steel dentures. Three years later he was commanding Operation [[AC:Bagration]] and he directly objected to [[JosephStalin [[UsefulNotes/JosephStalin Iosif Stalin]]'s interference in his planning. Stalin advised him to think his objection over ''three times''--after Rokossovskiy's third objection, Stalin approached the marshal and put a hand on his shoulder. Rather than ripping off the epaulet or having him purged again, though, Stalin simply said: "Your confidence speaks for your sound judgement," and deferred to his (immeasurably-better) judgement. Rokossovskiy's campaign went on to be one of the most decisive victories of the entire war.
12th Aug '16 12:15:08 AM PaulA
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* ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Memory]]'' by LoisMcMasterBujold combines the flavors. Asked to resign, Miles Vorkosigan is upset but reasonably stable until he's told to give back his insignia...at which point the dam breaks. He first gets hysterical, [[spoiler:then collapses in one of the seizures which he had been trying to hide from his chain of command]], then becomes angry, and he tears them off. Several of his friends happen to see him leave; seeing the torn places where the insignia were, they think Miles's ''superior'' tore them off.

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* ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Memory]]'' ''Literature/{{Memory}}'' by LoisMcMasterBujold Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold combines the flavors. Asked to resign, Miles Vorkosigan is upset but reasonably stable until he's told to give back his insignia...at which point the dam breaks. He first gets hysterical, [[spoiler:then collapses in one of the seizures which he had been trying to hide from his chain of command]], then becomes angry, and he tears them off. Several of his friends happen to see him leave; seeing the torn places where the insignia were, they think Miles's ''superior'' tore them off.
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