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27th Nov '16 8:05:15 AM Odacon_Spy
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15th Nov '16 12:37:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Crown}}: Badasses Ren and Jake are former members of the French Foreign Legion.

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* {{Crown}}: ''Manga/{{Crown}}'': Badasses Ren and Jake are former members of the French Foreign Legion.
15th Nov '16 12:36:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Crown}}: {{Badass}}es Ren and Jake are former members of the French Foreign Legion.

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* {{Crown}}: {{Badass}}es Badasses Ren and Jake are former members of the French Foreign Legion.
29th Oct '16 4:45:31 PM CaptEquinox
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* The archetypal Foreign Legion film is ''Literature/BeauGeste'', based on [[http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0600231h.html the P.C. Wren novel]]. The first version was a 1926 silent with Creator/RonaldColman. The best known is probably the 1939 version with Creator/GaryCooper. The novel (and movie) were spoofed to a fare-thee-well in the 1977 film ''Film/TheLastRemakeOfBeauGeste''.
* Creator/{{Ouida}}'s blockbuster 1867 novel ''Literature/UnderTwoFlags'' has also been filmed many times. The best-known version was made in 1936 and has Ronald Colman and Claudette Colbert.

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* The archetypal Foreign Legion film is ''Literature/BeauGeste'', based on [[http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0600231h.html the P.C. Wren novel]]. The first version was [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6cCkvvd3U8 a 1926 silent silent]] with Creator/RonaldColman. The best known is probably the 1939 version with Creator/GaryCooper. The novel (and movie) were spoofed to a fare-thee-well in the 1977 film ''Film/TheLastRemakeOfBeauGeste''.
* Creator/{{Ouida}}'s blockbuster 1867 novel ''Literature/UnderTwoFlags'' has also been filmed many times. The best-known version was [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Q1Xp1w_-yY made in 1936 1936]] and has Ronald Colman and Claudette Colbert.



* The TropeMakers are the aforesaid ''[[http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/3465 Under Two Flags]]'' by Ouida: Ida Wylie's ''The Red Mirage'': and P.C. Wren's [[http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0600231h.html Beau Geste]]'' and its sequels.

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* The TropeMakers are the aforesaid ''[[http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/3465 Under Two Flags]]'' by Ouida: Ida Wylie's ''The Red Mirage'': and P.C. Wren's [[http://gutenberg.''[[http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0600231h.html Beau Geste]]'' and its sequels.



** Their satire of ''Literature/UnderTwoFlags'' is called "Under Two Floorboards."

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** Their satire of ''Literature/UnderTwoFlags'' is called "Under Two Floorboards."" It was so successful, they actually did a ''remake''.
29th Oct '16 4:37:07 PM CaptEquinox
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* The archetypal Foreign Legion film is ''Literature/BeauGeste'', based on the P.C. Wren novel. The first version was a 1926 silent with Creator/RonaldColman. The best known is probably the 1939 version with Creator/GaryCooper. The novel (and movie) were spoofed to a fare-thee-well in the 1977 film ''Film/TheLastRemakeOfBeauGeste''.

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* The archetypal Foreign Legion film is ''Literature/BeauGeste'', based on [[http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0600231h.html the P.C. Wren novel.novel]]. The first version was a 1926 silent with Creator/RonaldColman. The best known is probably the 1939 version with Creator/GaryCooper. The novel (and movie) were spoofed to a fare-thee-well in the 1977 film ''Film/TheLastRemakeOfBeauGeste''.



* Then there's the 1913 novel ''[[https://archive.org/details/cu31924021732940 The Red Mirage]]'' by Ida Wylie, a runaway bestseller whose best-known adaption is the 1928 ''The Foreign Legion'' with Norman Kerry and Imogene Robertson.



* The TropeMakers are the aforesaid ''[[http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/3465 Under Two Flags]]'' by Ouida: Ida Wylie's ''The Red Mirage'': and P.C. Wren's [[http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0600231h.html Beau Geste]]'' and its sequels.



* The novel ''[[http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0600231h.html Beau Geste]]'', written in 1924 by P.C. Wren, is the TropeMaker... along with the 1913 novel ''[[https://archive.org/details/cu31924021732940 The Red Mirage]]'' by Ida Wylie, a runaway bestseller that was adapted to film many times.
29th Oct '16 4:28:20 PM CaptEquinox
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* The novel ''Beau Geste'' by P.C. Wren is the TropeMaker.

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* The novel ''Beau Geste'' ''[[http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0600231h.html Beau Geste]]'', written in 1924 by P.C. Wren Wren, is the TropeMaker.TropeMaker... along with the 1913 novel ''[[https://archive.org/details/cu31924021732940 The Red Mirage]]'' by Ida Wylie, a runaway bestseller that was adapted to film many times.
4th Oct '16 6:45:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{Garfield}}'' [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2009&addr=090426 ate a fish and tried to hide it by leaving a note at the fishbowl claiming the fish joined the French Foreign Legion.]]

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* ''{{Garfield}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2009&addr=090426 ate a fish and tried to hide it by leaving a note at the fishbowl claiming the fish joined the French Foreign Legion.]]



* ''TheDesertSong'' uses the French Foreign Legion's occupation of Morocco in the 1920s as a backdrop.

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* ''TheDesertSong'' ''Theatre/TheDesertSong'' uses the French Foreign Legion's occupation of Morocco in the 1920s as a backdrop.
17th Jul '16 6:15:57 PM nombretomado
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* In Jerry Pournelle's science fiction stories, the Line troops of the CoDominium Marines were formed from the French Foreign Legion and maintained their BadassCreed and many of their customs, including accepting fugitives and criminals into their ranks.

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* In Jerry Pournelle's science fiction stories, the Line troops of the CoDominium Literature/CoDominium Marines were formed from the French Foreign Legion and maintained their BadassCreed and many of their customs, including accepting fugitives and criminals into their ranks.
28th Jun '16 8:25:17 AM MCanter89
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The stereotypical Legionnaire in fiction is represented as a member of a North African campaign from approximately 1900 to 1950. They are always depicted wearing white khepis while standing guard at lonely outposts in the Sahara. In real life, the Legion operates in a variety of environments and conflicts (such as French Indochina) and wears camouflage as needed. One of their real-life current deployments is to serve as the security detail for the European Space Agency's space launch facility at Kourou, French Guyana. (the European Union's counterpart to Cape Canaveral).

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The stereotypical Legionnaire in fiction is represented as a member of a North African campaign from approximately 1900 to 1950. They are always depicted wearing white khepis while standing guard at lonely outposts in the Sahara. In real life, the Legion operates in a variety of environments and conflicts (such as French Indochina) and wears camouflage as needed. One of their real-life current deployments is to serve as the security detail for the European Space Agency's space launch facility at Kourou, French Guyana. Guyana (the European Union's counterpart to Cape Canaveral).



* ''Legionnaire'', with the wonderful actor [[Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme Jean-Claude Van Damme]]. He's also a legionnaire in ''Film/{{Lionheart}}'', who runs away to avenge his brother's death.

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* ''Legionnaire'', with the wonderful actor [[Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme Jean-Claude Van Damme]].Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme. He's also a legionnaire in ''Film/{{Lionheart}}'', who runs away to avenge his brother's death.
28th Jun '16 8:19:07 AM MCanter89
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The stereotypical Legionnaire in fiction is represented as a member of a North African campaign from approximately 1900-1950. They are always depicted wearing white khepis while standing guard at lonely outposts in the Sahara. In real life, the Legion operates in a variety of environments and conflicts (such as French Indochina) and wears camouflage as needed. One of their real-life current deployments is to serve as the security detail for the European Space Agency's space launch facility at Kourou, French Guyana. (the European Union's counterpart to Cape Canaveral).

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The stereotypical Legionnaire in fiction is represented as a member of a North African campaign from approximately 1900-1950.1900 to 1950. They are always depicted wearing white khepis while standing guard at lonely outposts in the Sahara. In real life, the Legion operates in a variety of environments and conflicts (such as French Indochina) and wears camouflage as needed. One of their real-life current deployments is to serve as the security detail for the European Space Agency's space launch facility at Kourou, French Guyana. (the European Union's counterpart to Cape Canaveral).



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* Literature/{{Discworld}}, perhaps unsurprisingly, has its own version of this, the Klatchian Foreign Legion. In ''Discworld/SoulMusic'', Death signs up at one point, under the nom-de-guerre Beau Nidle. It parodies the notion that soldiers enroll to forget: they have forgetten their troubles... and their identities... and their orders... and pretty much everything, really. Except sand. You won't ever forget about sand.
* Robert Asprin's ''Literature/PhulesCompany'' series has the Space Legion, which is the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin French Foreign Legion]] [-[[RecycledInSpace RECYCLED IN SPACE]]-], complete with false names to avoid problems with the law (and in the case of the titular character- to avoid problems that occurred during his service in the Legion when [[NiceJobBreakingItHero he strafed the surrender talks]] because 'they dropped their shield')

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* Literature/{{Discworld}}, perhaps unsurprisingly, has its own version of this, the Klatchian Foreign Legion. In ''Discworld/SoulMusic'', Death signs up at one point, under the nom-de-guerre Beau Nidle. It parodies the notion that soldiers enroll to forget: they have forgetten their troubles... troubles… and their identities... identities… and their orders... orders… and pretty much everything, really. Except sand. You won't ever forget about sand.
* Robert Asprin's ''Literature/PhulesCompany'' series has the Space Legion, which is the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin French Foreign Legion]] [-[[RecycledInSpace RECYCLED IN SPACE]]-], complete with false names to avoid problems with the law (and in the case of the titular character- character, to avoid problems that occurred during his service in the Legion when [[NiceJobBreakingItHero he strafed the surrender talks]] because 'they dropped their shield')shield').






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* In ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'', Oren Pierre Alfonzo / Armoured Rider Bravo is depicted as a former Legionnaire, which has the upshot of making him both one of the most skilled fighters in the cast, and occasionally making him a DrillSergeantNasty if the situation calls for it. Of course, he's also a CampGay pâtissier, which hardly fits the stereotypical image for a Legionnaire.

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* In ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'', Oren Pierre Alfonzo / Armoured Rider Bravo is depicted as a former Legionnaire, which has the upshot of making him both one of the most skilled fighters in the cast, and occasionally making him a DrillSergeantNasty if the situation calls for it. Of course, he's also a CampGay pâtissier, which hardly fits the stereotypical image for a Legionnaire.
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* "Mon Légionnaire," most famously sung by Music/EdithPiaf, is about a woman's yearning for an unhappy legionnaire she knew for a short time.

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* "Mon Légionnaire," most famously sung by Music/EdithPiaf, is about a woman's yearning for an unhappy legionnaire she knew for a short time.
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* Snoopy in ''{{Peanuts}}'' sometimes imagined himself as leader of a Foreign Legion platoon, with a flock of birds as his troops.

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* Snoopy in ''{{Peanuts}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' sometimes imagined himself as leader of a Foreign Legion platoon, with a flock of birds as his troops.






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** Grey Wardens are a milder version of this trope. They take in anyone, from the lowest commoner to the highest king, who has skills and desire to fight darkspawn. If a criminal joins their ranks, s/he will be pardoned, which is used a few times in the actual game, most notably during the prologue. However, not only are Grey Wardens expected to spend the rest of their lives fighting darkspawn, but since they take in the taint their [[YourDaysAreNumbered days are numbered anyway.]] Many Grey Wardens who feel their death approaching go into the Deep Roads, and often fight alongside the Legion.
* ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', in a manner with the squads in multiplayer. They are ostensibly Systems Alliance units and operate under Alliance command, with most of their members being human soldiers and other military specialists, but they also include volunteers and mercenaries from a variety of other races, such as turians, asari, krogan, drell, and quarians. With the additional [=DLC=] packs, this lineup includes batarians, geth, vorcha, and volus.

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** Grey Wardens are a milder version of this trope. They take in anyone, from the lowest commoner to the highest king, who has skills and desire to fight darkspawn. If a criminal joins their ranks, s/he will be pardoned, which is used a few times in the actual game, most notably during the prologue. However, not only are Grey Wardens expected to spend the rest of their lives fighting darkspawn, but since they take in the taint their [[YourDaysAreNumbered days are numbered anyway.]] anyway]]. Many Grey Wardens who feel their death approaching go into the Deep Roads, and often fight alongside the Legion.
* ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', in a manner with the squads in multiplayer. They are ostensibly Systems Alliance units and operate under Alliance command, with most of their members being human soldiers and other military specialists, but they also include volunteers and mercenaries from a variety of other races, such as turians, asari, krogan, drell, and quarians. With the additional [=DLC=] DLC packs, this lineup includes batarians, geth, vorcha, and volus.



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* Many White Russians went here. Quite a few Jews during the Holocaust (including the future commander during the [[ArabIsraeliConflict '48 Siege of Jerusalem]]) and ironically several former Nazis. All running away from some political disturbance or other, sometimes as in the last two cases from opposite sides. For most of the Legion's history it got recruits this way, from refugees fleeing to France.

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* Many White Russians went here. Quite a few Jews during the Holocaust (including the future commander during the [[ArabIsraeliConflict '48 Siege of Jerusalem]]) and ironically several former Nazis. All running away from some political disturbance or other, sometimes as in the last two cases from opposite sides. For most of the Legion's history history, it got recruits this way, from refugees fleeing to France.



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