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2nd May '16 8:32:44 AM Tallens
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* 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.

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* ''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'':
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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.

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** By contrast, in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'':
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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.

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*** 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.
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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.

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


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*** 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
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* 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.

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

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* 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
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* 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.

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* 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
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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.
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