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21st Jun '16 9:32:10 AM dekared_fire
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* Inoue from ''Anime/CodeGeass''. [[spoiler:Stuck around as one of Zero's nameless lieutenants for the majority of the first season before she was engulfed in an explosion at the hands of an enemy {{mook|s}}'s mech. Named by another one of Lelouch's nameless lieutenants right after that.]]

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* Naomi Inoue from ''Anime/CodeGeass''. [[spoiler:Stuck around as one of Zero's nameless lieutenants for the majority of the first season before she was engulfed in an explosion at the hands of an enemy {{mook|s}}'s mech. Named by another one of Lelouch's nameless lieutenants right after that.]]
21st Jun '16 9:30:21 AM dekared_fire
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* Inoue from ''Anime/CodeGeass''. [[spoiler:Stuck around as one of Zero's nameless lieutenants for the majority of the first season before getting blown up at the hands of an enemy {{mook|s}}'s mech. Named by another one of Lelouch's nameless lieutenants right after that.]]

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* Inoue from ''Anime/CodeGeass''. [[spoiler:Stuck around as one of Zero's nameless lieutenants for the majority of the first season before getting blown up she was engulfed in an explosion at the hands of an enemy {{mook|s}}'s mech. Named by another one of Lelouch's nameless lieutenants right after that.]]
18th May '16 9:24:45 PM thatother1dude
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18th May '16 9:24:24 PM thatother1dude
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' has Ruby. As seen in "The Answer", Ruby gems serve as [[RedShirt expendable, common soldiers]] in the FantasticCasteSystem, with Ruby herself having been sentenced to execution by Blue Diamond, before getting rescued by Sapphire.
18th May '16 12:24:29 AM Ninjabot
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' has Ruby. As seen in "The Answer", Ruby gems serve as [[RedShirt expendable, common soldiers]] in the FantasticCasteSystem, with Ruby herself having been sentenced to execution by Blue Diamond, before getting rescued by Sapphire.
17th May '16 7:17:21 AM TheNicestGuy
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** The trope is especially stripped to the wires in the episode "The Lepidopterists", by contrasting #21 and #24 with newcomer Henchman #1. The Monarch sends all three on a mission. Annoyed by the third wheel, #21 and #24 explain at length to #1 why he is "[[RedShirt the guy that doesn't come back]]": He is unknown (versus their own established popularity), he's generically competent (versus their own charming bungling), he's willing to take any risks at all for the mission (versus their own top priority of self-preservation), and he "can't see a cliché coming". #1 is last seen in [[CurbStompBattle single combat with Brock Samson]]; as the Monarch put it, "I don't need to hear the rest."
-->'''#1:''' My [[NominalImportance name]] is Scott Hall, okay?\\
'''#24:''' Nope, [[HeHadAName won't help]].\\
'''#21''': Now it's just [[RuleOfEmpathy pathos]].
15th May '16 4:52:56 PM Uncle_Jeff
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Chromatic issues aside, the Mauve Shirt is a former RedShirt who has managed to get enough [[CharacterDevelopment screen time]] and lines to make him stand out from the rank and file, but not enough to be part of the main cast. It can also be accomplished by showing [[FatalFamilyPhoto pictures]] of a [[IHaveAFamily spouse or baby]] (Be careful with that, as it's TemptingFate [[{{Retirony}} all by itself]]), personal quirks, or just plain old [[NominalImportance giving them a name]] (whole or in part). The advantage to this is that they're less likely to be killed senselessly, because [[RuleOfEmpathy the audience cares for them]] and it would hit harder than some faceless redshirt no one cares about. The downside is that, since their death would now have more emotional impact, they are ''[[{{Retirony}} more]]'' likely to be KilledOffForReal to [[SacrificialLion prove how bad]] the [[SortingAlgorithmOfEvil new villain is]]. If they're successful enough, they just might graduate from Mauve Shirt and become a "Gold Shirt" as part of the [[{{Ensembles}} supporting cast]] or even [[AscendedExtra the main cast]].

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Chromatic issues aside, the Mauve Shirt is a former RedShirt who has managed to get enough [[CharacterDevelopment screen time]] and lines to make him stand out from the rank and file, but not enough to be part of the main cast. It can also be accomplished by showing [[FatalFamilyPhoto pictures]] of a [[IHaveAFamily spouse or baby]] (Be careful with that, as it's TemptingFate [[{{Retirony}} all by itself]]), personal quirks, or just plain old [[NominalImportance giving them a name]] (whole or in part). The advantage to this is that they're less likely to be killed senselessly, because [[RuleOfEmpathy the audience cares for them]] and it would hit harder than some faceless redshirt no one cares about. The downside is that, since their death would now have more emotional impact, they are ''[[{{Retirony}} more]]'' likely to be KilledOffForReal to [[SacrificialLion prove how bad]] the [[SortingAlgorithmOfEvil new villain is]]. If they're successful enough, they just might graduate [[AscendedExtra graduate]] from Mauve Shirt and become a "Gold Shirt" as part of the [[{{Ensembles}} supporting cast]] or even [[AscendedExtra the [[PlotArmor main cast]].
5th May '16 4:49:12 PM Pegase
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* Carter in ''Series/RobinHood'' shows up in a total of 2 episodes, but shows himself to be a competent warrior, nearly equal to Robin in his skills with a bow. In his second appearance, he has become a close adviser to King Richard himself. [[spoiler:Then he, apparently, forgets all his combat skills and runs blindly into a building straight onto the Sheriff's sword]].



* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' uses this trope all the time. To be fair, ''Supernatural'' is commonly known as the series where everyone dies. RedShirts, MauveShirts, GoldShirts, MainCharacters. ''Everyone.'' There are very few exceptions to this rule, particularly if a character appears in more than one episode. The difference is, the MainCharacters are pretty much [[DeathIsCheap the only ones who come back.]]

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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' uses this trope all the time. To be fair, ''Supernatural'' is commonly known as the series where everyone dies. RedShirts, MauveShirts, GoldShirts, MainCharacters. ''Everyone.'' There are very few exceptions to this rule, particularly if a character appears in more than one episode. The difference is, However, only the MainCharacters are pretty much and the odd GoldShirt [[DeathIsCheap the only ones who come back.]]



* Carter in ''Series/RobinHood'' shows up in a total of 2 episodes, but shows himself to be a competent warrior, nearly equal to Robin in his skills with a bow. In his second appearance, he has become a close adviser to King Richard himself. [[spoiler:Then he, apparently, forgets all his combat skills and runs blindly into a building straight onto the Sheriff's sword]].
5th May '16 4:45:02 PM Pegase
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*''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' uses this trope all the time. To be fair, ''Supernatural'' is commonly known as the series where everyone dies. RedShirts, MauveShirts, GoldShirts, MainCharacters. ''Everyone.'' There are very few exceptions to this rule, particularly if a character appears in more than one episode. The difference is, the MainCharacters are pretty much [[DeathIsCheap the only ones who come back.]]
1st Apr '16 3:42:05 PM WillKeaton
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** Wedge Antilles was the only pilot aside from Luke to survive the attack on the first Death Star. He appears in ''EmpireStrikesBack'' and helps to destroy the second Death Star in ''ReturnOfTheJedi.''

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** Wedge Antilles was the only pilot aside from Luke to survive the attack on the first Death Star. He appears in ''EmpireStrikesBack'' ''TheEmpireStrikesBack'' and helps to destroy the second Death Star in ''ReturnOfTheJedi.''
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