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5th Jan '16 10:57:07 PM PaulA
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* 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
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* 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.]]
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* 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.]]
26th Dec '15 9:03:38 AM trumpetmarietta
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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 [[AS: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 [[AS:Bagration]] [[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.
26th Dec '15 9:03:16 AM trumpetmarietta
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** An aversion in the same military: General Konstatin 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 [[AS: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 Konstatin 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 [[AS: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.
26th Dec '15 9:02:56 AM trumpetmarietta
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** An aversion in the same military: General Rokossovsky had been purged from the Red Army because he was a Pole. He lost all his teeth during NKVD 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 Bagration and he directly objected to Josef Stalin's interference in his planning. Stalin advised him to think his objection over "three times"--after Rokossovsky'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. Rokossovsky'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 Rokossovsky Konstatin Rokossovskiy had been purged from the Red Army because he was a Pole. He lost all his teeth during NKVD interrogations [[EnhancedInterrogationTechniques "interrogations"]] in the Lubyanka ''Lubyanka'' and was sent to Siberia. When the Germans invaded invaded, they brought him back, giving him a set of steel dentures. Three years later he was commanding Operation Bagration [[AS:Bagration]] and he directly objected to Josef Stalin's [[JosephStalin Iosif Stalin]]'s interference in his planning. Stalin advised him to think his objection over "three times"--after Rokossovsky's ''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. Rokossovsky's Rokossovskiy's campaign went on to be one of the most decisive victories of the entire war.
12th Dec '15 5:37:15 PM nombretomado
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** With Imperial officers, rank tends to come in both those square multicolored badges and in "rank cylinders" set into special pockets in their uniforms. At one point in the XWingSeries a high-ranked character looks at an agitated lower-ranked character and says something to the effect of "If you don't calm down, your rank cylinders will just fall out", mortifying the lower-ranked Imperial and causing him to cover them.
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** With Imperial officers, rank tends to come in both those square multicolored badges and in "rank cylinders" set into special pockets in their uniforms. At one point in the XWingSeries Literature/XWingSeries a high-ranked character looks at an agitated lower-ranked character and says something to the effect of "If you don't calm down, your rank cylinders will just fall out", mortifying the lower-ranked Imperial and causing him to cover them.
28th Nov '15 1:20:25 PM nombretomado
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* After Ryuhou's HeelFaceTurn in ''{{Scryed}}'', Mimori brings him a new [=HOLY=] uniform, which he refuses to wear. She insists that the uniform doesn't stand for [=HOLY=] itself, but rather Ryuhou's convictions and beliefs, so he puts it on and rips off the [=HOLY=] symbol.
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* After Ryuhou's HeelFaceTurn in ''{{Scryed}}'', ''Anime/{{Scryed}}'', Mimori brings him a new [=HOLY=] uniform, which he refuses to wear. She insists that the uniform doesn't stand for [=HOLY=] itself, but rather Ryuhou's convictions and beliefs, so he puts it on and rips off the [=HOLY=] symbol.
7th Nov '15 8:18:14 AM StFan
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* During C''omicBook/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 C''omicBook/TheTransformersAllHailMegatron'', ''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]].
7th Nov '15 8:02:34 AM StFan
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* During AllHailMegatron, 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 AllHailMegatron, C''omicBook/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. ** 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]].
29th Oct '15 3:11:39 PM StFan
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[[folder:Film]][[folder:Films -- Animation]] * ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesInAnAdventureWithScientists'': When the Pirate King (Creator/BrianBlessed) learns that the Pirate Captain had been pardoned by Queen Victoria, and thus is no longer eligible to be considered a pirate, he not only takes from him the Pirate of the Year Award, but also his pimped-out vest, his hat, his breaches, his pirate badge, and his reduction card for the pirate shops. [[/folder]] [[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]

* ''Film/StarTrekInsurrection'': When Picard has failed to persuade Command that they are doing the wrong thing, and has chosen to defend the [[{{Alien Non-Interference Clause}} Prime Directive]] in violation of orders, he removes his pips himself, though not in front of anybody. ** There's no dramatic ripping, but notice that when the gang decides to ship-jack the Enterprise in ''Film/{{Star Trek III|The Search for Spock}}'', everyone shows up in regular clothes, after showing off their stylish unis the previous film. * ''LooneyTunesBackInAction'' plays with this trope. Early on, Brendan Fraser's character gets fired and undergoes the ritual, having his security guard insignia torn off of his shirt. And then, he's ordered to turn in the shirt as well. * [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Adenoid Hynkel]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmyepgjegS4 does this]] to the Goering {{Expy}} in Creator/CharlieChaplin's ''TheGreatDictator'' after one failure too many. He removes ''all'' the badges and flings them away one by one, then proceeds to attack the jacket itself.
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* ''Film/StarTrekInsurrection'': When Picard has failed to persuade Command that they are doing the wrong thing, and has chosen to defend the [[{{Alien Non-Interference Clause}} [[AlienNonInterferenceClause Prime Directive]] in violation of orders, he removes his pips himself, though not in front of anybody. ** There's no dramatic ripping, but notice that when the gang decides to ship-jack the Enterprise in ''Film/{{Star Trek III|The Search for Spock}}'', everyone shows up in regular clothes, after showing off their stylish unis the previous film. * ''LooneyTunesBackInAction'' ''Film/LooneyTunesBackInAction'' plays with this trope. Early on, Brendan Fraser's character gets fired and undergoes the ritual, having his security guard insignia torn off of his shirt. And then, he's ordered to turn in the shirt as well. * [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Adenoid Hynkel]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmyepgjegS4 does this]] to the Goering {{Expy}} in Creator/CharlieChaplin's ''TheGreatDictator'' ''Film/TheGreatDictator'' after one failure too many. He removes ''all'' the badges and flings them away one by one, then proceeds to attack the jacket itself.

* Happens in ''DirtyHarry''. At the end of the movie, after finally stopping the Scorpio killer and finding that the only way it was possible was in direct opposition of the system he worked for, Harry throws his badge into a body of water in disgust. The filming of several sequels make this moment not as poignant as it should be.
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* Happens in ''DirtyHarry''.''Film/DirtyHarry''. At the end of the movie, after finally stopping the Scorpio killer and finding that the only way it was possible was in direct opposition of the system he worked for, Harry throws his badge into a body of water in disgust. The filming of several sequels make this moment not as poignant as it should be.

* ''IronEagleII'' has a scene where after deciding to work together after all to take down the bad guys, the American and Soviet pilots all rip the velcro flag patches off their flightsuits.
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* ''IronEagleII'' ''Film/IronEagleII'' has a scene where after deciding to work together after all to take down the bad guys, the American and Soviet pilots all rip the velcro flag patches off their flightsuits.

* A Jerry Lewis movie ("Sadsack"?) had two career soldiers (a corporal and a private) mentoring the eponymous character (played by Lewis). After being marched back to the barracks by a platoon of WAC soldiers the three are called in front of the unit's First Sergeant. The First Sergeant just stares, so the corporal tears one stripe off his uniform and the private tears the only stripe off his uniform. Lewis reaches for his sleeve, finds nothing, and says, "I guess I'll have to owe you one."
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* A Jerry Lewis movie ("Sadsack"?) had (''Sadsack'') has two career soldiers (a corporal and a private) mentoring the eponymous character (played by Lewis). After being marched back to the barracks by a platoon of WAC soldiers the three are called in front of the unit's First Sergeant. The First Sergeant just stares, so the corporal tears one stripe off his uniform and the private tears the only stripe off his uniform. Lewis reaches for his sleeve, finds nothing, and says, "I guess I'll have to owe you one."

--> '''Johnson:''' Now, sergeant... 15 years on the force is quite an investment. Your job, your pension. Maybe instead of worrying about these squatter people, you might think about your own family. --> '''Sgt. Reed''' I am. I'm thinking I have to go home and face them.
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--> '''Johnson:''' -->'''Johnson:''' Now, sergeant... 15 years on the force is quite an investment. Your job, your pension. Maybe instead of worrying about these squatter people, you might think about your own family. --> family.\\ '''Sgt. Reed''' I am. I'm thinking I have to go home and face them.

* This happens to Film/{{Thor}} when Odin banishes him. This symbolises Thor no longer being worthy to inherit the throne.
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* ''Film/{{Thor}}'': This happens to Film/{{Thor}} Thor when Odin banishes him. This symbolises Thor no longer being worthy to inherit the throne.

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