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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.
18th Sep '17 9:00:01 AM VicGeorge2011
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* In the apocryphal [[Literature/BooksOfMaccabees book of 2nd Maccabees]], the king was so enraged at the news of Andronicus' murder of Onias the high priest that he not only stripped Andronicus of his royal robe, he also stripped the man of all his clothes and forced him to go through the entire town naked before he was killed.
18th Sep '17 3:19:42 AM Doug86
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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's Literature/ConanTheBarbarian story "Literature/BlackColossus", 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 Literature/ConanTheBarbarian Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian story "Literature/BlackColossus", Yasmela demands that Count Thespides return her glove and leave; she doesn't have to actually carry it out.
25th Aug '17 12:25:28 PM Meshakhad
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* Inverted in ''Literature/JudeaRising'': Alfred Dreyfus' induction into the Ottoman military (as commander of the all-Jewish Jerusalem Guard) is deliberately designed as a reversal of his infamous degradation, culminating in his dress sword being heated, then thrust into a bucket of water as if it had just been forged before giving it to him.
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