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22nd May '16 10:42:41 AM Quanyails
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The French Foreign Legion is one of the most mythologized military units in the world. Its most famous writer was P.C. Wren but it has had other writers and it has been occasionally spoofed, notably by [[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} Charles Schulz]]. It is legendary as a place where people with a MysteriousPast go to disappear, and of course [[HeartbrokenBadass bereaved lovers]], [[NobleFugitive political]] [[YouCantGoHomeAgain refugees]], and various rogues and scoundrels and the like can always be found there.

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The French Foreign Legion is one of the most mythologized military units in the world. Its most famous writer was P.C. Wren Wren, but it has had other writers and it has been occasionally spoofed, notably by [[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} Charles Schulz]]. It is legendary as a place where people with a MysteriousPast go to disappear, and of course [[HeartbrokenBadass bereaved lovers]], [[NobleFugitive political]] [[YouCantGoHomeAgain refugees]], and various rogues and scoundrels and the like can always be found there.
6th Apr '16 8:31:58 AM Morgenthaler
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20th Mar '16 5:56:32 PM GentlemensDame883
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* The Deathwatch in ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' is a similar organization, they take volunteers from every Space Marine chapter, and many a Marine from a destroyed Chapter has lived out the remainder of his career amongst their ranks.

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* The Deathwatch in ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' is a similar organization, they take volunteers from every Space Marine chapter, and many a Marine from a destroyed Chapter has lived out the remainder of his career amongst their ranks.
27th Jan '16 9:03:43 AM Morgenthaler
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For more details about ''La Grande Muette'', go to ''UsefulNotes/GaulsWithGrenades'', or CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys.

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For more details about ''La Grande Muette'', go to ''UsefulNotes/GaulsWithGrenades'', UsefulNotes/GaulsWithGrenades, or CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys.
5th Nov '15 2:31:56 PM Prfnoff
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* In ''SwordOfTheStars'', the entire Liir military is this in that they are so pacifistic that anyone who joins the "Black Swimmers" is considered a sociopath. Most of them never leave the fleet though, they think of themselves as too broken to ever rejoin Liir civilian society.
* Squad 422 in ''ValkyriaChroniclesIII'' is more or less inspired by this trope. Amongst its members is a convicted murderer, a disgraced noble, an old soldier without a country to call home anymore, a con-man, a repeat arsonist, and people of the "unwanted race".

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* In ''SwordOfTheStars'', ''VideoGame/SwordOfTheStars'', the entire Liir military is this in that they are so pacifistic that anyone who joins the "Black Swimmers" is considered a sociopath. Most of them never leave the fleet though, they think of themselves as too broken to ever rejoin Liir civilian society.
* Squad 422 in ''ValkyriaChroniclesIII'' ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChroniclesIII'' is more or less inspired by this trope. Amongst its members is a convicted murderer, a disgraced noble, an old soldier without a country to call home anymore, a con-man, a repeat arsonist, and people of the "unwanted race".


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7th Oct '15 4:05:40 PM nombretomado
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** Characters/BugsBunny and Yosemite Sam also had a conflict as Legionnaires.

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** Characters/BugsBunny WesternAnimation/BugsBunny and Yosemite Sam also had a conflict as Legionnaires.
12th Sep '15 6:03:22 PM Ramidel
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* In ''Franchise/DragonAge'', the Dwarven "Legion of the Dead" is exactly this. Dwarves from any walk of life and any circumstance may join, including the worst criminals and Casteless, and upon joining a funeral is held for the new recruit and all their past sins are absolved. They are considered to "owe" the Dwarven people a death and usually set about earning it by going deep into the Deep Roads to fight the worst of the Darkspawn infestation there. In the ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOriginsAwakening'' expansion pack, there's a Legion of the Dead member whom you can recruit as a follower, ironically by saving her life after the rest of her squad gets wiped out.
** 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.]]

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* In ''Franchise/DragonAge'', the Dwarven "Legion of the Dead" is exactly this. Dwarves Dwarves, or even nondwarves, from any walk of life and any circumstance may join, including the worst criminals and Casteless, and upon joining a funeral is held for the new recruit and all their past sins are absolved. They are considered to "owe" the Dwarven people a death and usually set about earning it by going deep into the Deep Roads to fight the worst of the Darkspawn infestation there. In the ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOriginsAwakening'' expansion pack, there's a Legion of the Dead member whom you can recruit as a follower, ironically by saving her life after the rest of her squad gets wiped out.
** 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.
9th Sep '15 4:58:57 PM AllenbysEyes
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* Some Legionnaires appear in the opening of ''Film/TheWindAndTheLion'', but they're quickly killed by the Raisuli's men.
17th Aug '15 2:16:30 PM Kitchen90
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* ''Film/CarryOnInTheLegion'' with Creator/PhilSilvers essentially reprising the role of [[Series/ThePhilSilversShow Sgt. Bilko]] and a Beau Geste parody named Bo West. (Also known as ''Franchise/CarryOn, Follow That Camel!'')

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* ''Film/CarryOnInTheLegion'' with Creator/PhilSilvers essentially reprising the role of [[Series/ThePhilSilversShow Sgt. Bilko]] and a Beau Geste parody named Bo West. (Also known as ''Franchise/CarryOn, ''(Carry On) Follow That Camel!'')
15th Aug '15 2:43:17 AM LordGro
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''[[TheSpartanWay "Marche ou crève."]]'' ''[[labelnote:translation]] "March or die."[[/labelnote]]''

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''[[TheSpartanWay "Marche ''"Marche ou crève."]]'' "'' ''[[labelnote:translation]] "March or die."[[/labelnote]]''
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