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17th May '17 1:59:58 PM gb00393
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** Jory is archetypical. The head of the Starks' personal guard, he has a name, gets a few lines, follows people around a lot, and gets killed halfway through with little fanfare. If such a thing as red or mauve shirts can even be said to exist [[AnyoneCanDie in this setting.]]

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** Jory is archetypical. The head of the Starks' personal guard, he has a name, has quite a few appearances, boasts a relation to another character, gets a few lines, lines that give him character, follows people around a lot, and gets killed halfway through with little fanfare. If such a thing as red or mauve shirts can even be said to exist [[AnyoneCanDie in this setting.]]
25th Apr '17 1:56:27 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'': In confirming that [[spoiler:Director Mace]] was KilledOffForReal in "No Regrets", the showrunners implied that he was created specifically to sacrifice in a situation that requires sacrifice when they're not yet ready to sacrifice anyone on Team Coulson.
8th Apr '17 3:56:42 PM nombretomado
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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 ''TheEmpireStrikesBack'' 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 ''TheEmpireStrikesBack'' ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' and helps to destroy the second Death Star in ''ReturnOfTheJedi.''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi.''
31st Mar '17 6:12:49 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Alejandro is the story’s original mauve shirt, and the only one the author intended as such from the beginning. He has a big scene soon after his first appearance in the “[[IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming Second Night]]” chapter and periodically appears or is mentioned throughout the story. GenreSavvy by virtue of having been [[HeroOfAnotherStory the dominant player in an earlier, failed elimination game show]], Alejandro strikes up an OddFriendship with the socially awkward contestant, Beth, and is implied to be [[BigBrotherMentor mentoring her]] on an ongoing basis.

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** Alejandro is the story’s original mauve shirt, and the only one the author intended as such from the beginning. He has a big scene soon after his first appearance in the “[[IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming Second Night]]” chapter and periodically appears or is mentioned throughout the story. GenreSavvy by virtue of having Having been [[HeroOfAnotherStory the dominant player in an earlier, failed elimination game show]], Alejandro strikes up an OddFriendship with the socially awkward contestant, Beth, and is implied to be [[BigBrotherMentor mentoring her]] on an ongoing basis.
30th Mar '17 5:32:07 PM dekared_fire
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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 meet her fiery death in an explosion as her mech got struck by a shot from 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 meet her fiery death in an explosion as her mech got struck by a shot from enemy {{mook|s}}'s mech.mech, causing it to explode. Named by another one of Lelouch's nameless lieutenants right after that.]]
17th Mar '17 10:08:07 AM viking1911
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** Reginald "Broccoli" Barclay also qualifies. He's [[BunnyEarsLawyer: quirky and socially awkward]] but he has a knack for coming up with ingenious solutions to serious problems. Several episodes even give him a significant degree of CharacterDevelopment as he overcomes his awkwardness and holodeck addiction and learns to make friends. His influence isn't limited to TNG either. He shows up in a few critical episodes of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' and is the main reason why Voyager and Starfleet can achieve [[spoiler: limited two-way communication]] during the last few seasons.

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** Reginald "Broccoli" Barclay also qualifies. He's [[BunnyEarsLawyer: [[BunnyEarsLawyer quirky and socially awkward]] but he has a knack for coming up with ingenious solutions to serious problems. Several episodes even give him a significant degree of CharacterDevelopment as he overcomes his awkwardness and holodeck addiction and learns to make friends. His influence isn't limited to TNG either. He shows up in a few critical episodes of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' and is the main reason why Voyager and Starfleet can achieve [[spoiler: limited two-way communication]] during the last few seasons.
17th Mar '17 10:07:26 AM viking1911
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** Reginald "Broccoli" Barclay also qualifies. He's [[BunnyEarsLawyer: quirky and socially awkward]] but he has a knack for coming up with ingenious solutions to serious problems. Several episodes even give him a significant degree of CharacterDevelopment as he overcomes his awkwardness and holodeck addiction and learns to make friends. His influence isn't limited to TNG either. He shows up in a few critical episodes of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' and is the main reason why Voyager and Starfleet can achieve [[spoiler: limited two-way communication]] during the last few seasons.
28th Feb '17 8:26:36 PM merotoker
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* A good example of this would be Bob, Agent of HYDRA an EnsembleDarkhorse from Comicbook/{{Cable}} and SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}, Deadpool quickly to an interest in him to spite the fact that (or because) he has no last name, a generic first name and looks like a typical {{Mook}}. This was brilliantly parodied in a later issue when a HYDRA agent Deadpool thought was Bob turned out to be a different agent called Bob Oppenheim who Deadpool promptly kills to cover his tracks.
** played with in [[Film/{{Deadpool}} the movie]] where Bob is only seen for about five seconds before being knocked out by Deadpool seemingly surviving the final battle.
** In another comic Deadpool meets a {{Mook}} working for A.I.M who he mistakes for Bob only to be told his name is Bill.

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* A good example of this would be Bob, Agent of HYDRA an EnsembleDarkhorse from Comicbook/{{Cable}} and SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}, Deadpool quickly to an interest in him to spite the fact that (or because) he has no last name, a generic first name and looks like a typical {{Mook}}.{{Mook|s}}. This was brilliantly parodied in a later issue when a HYDRA agent Deadpool thought was Bob turned out to be a different agent called Bob Oppenheim who Deadpool promptly kills to cover his tracks.
** played Played with in [[Film/{{Deadpool}} the movie]] where Bob is only seen for about five seconds before being knocked out by Deadpool seemingly surviving the final battle.
** In another comic Deadpool meets a {{Mook}} {{Mook|s}} working for A.I.M who he mistakes for Bob only to be told his name is Bill.



* Maria Hill and [[Characters/AgentsOfShieldTeamCoulson Coulson]] from ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''. Coulson's [[EnsembleDarkhorse/LiveActionFilms popularity]] allowed him to graduate to Gold Shirt. He stars in ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', but with Creator/JossWhedon, you never know who is eligible for death.

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* [[Characters/MCUSHIELDLeadership Maria Hill and [[Characters/AgentsOfShieldTeamCoulson Coulson]] from ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''. Coulson's [[EnsembleDarkhorse/LiveActionFilms popularity]] allowed him to graduate to Gold Shirt. He stars in ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', but with Creator/JossWhedon, you never know who is eligible for death.



* Film/TheRaid: The Police Squad get's whittled down to it's core members pretty quickly when the gangsters counterattack, few are left alive. Among them Bowo, an irritable officer with a dislike of protagonist Rama, who survives with a damaged ear and stomach wound. Rama takes him to a safe place, and he spends the rest of the movie out of commission. Dagu, a fairly quiet officer, also makes it out, and even get's in on the impressive fight scenes with the other leads showing off his knowledge of taekwondo to contrast the other's silat fighting. [[spoiler:Bowo is one of the few officers to survive the movie while Dagu is cruelly shot in the head by a DirtyCop]].

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* Film/TheRaid: ''Film/TheRaid'': The Police Squad get's whittled down to it's core members pretty quickly when the gangsters counterattack, few are left alive. Among them Bowo, an irritable officer with a dislike of protagonist Rama, who survives with a damaged ear and stomach wound. Rama takes him to a safe place, and he spends the rest of the movie out of commission. Dagu, a fairly quiet officer, also makes it out, and even get's in on the impressive fight scenes with the other leads showing off his knowledge of taekwondo to contrast the other's silat fighting. [[spoiler:Bowo is one of the few officers to survive the movie while Dagu is cruelly shot in the head by a DirtyCop]].



** When Catelyn and Tyrion attempt to fight their way past the mountain clans of the Vale, they are accompanied by ten others, all of whom can qualify as a MauveShirt. [[spoiler: Six of the random goons die, leaving the fairly important Rodrik Cassel, ChekhovsGunman Marillion, RedHerringShirt Bronn who becomes a major character later on... and Willis Wode who so far [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse hasn't turned up again.]] bar a single indirect mention in the fourth book.]]

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** When Catelyn and Tyrion attempt to fight their way past the mountain clans of the Vale, they are accompanied by ten others, all of whom can qualify as a MauveShirt.Mauve Shirt. [[spoiler: Six of the random goons die, leaving the fairly important Rodrik Cassel, ChekhovsGunman Marillion, RedHerringShirt Bronn who becomes a major character later on... and Willis Wode who so far [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse hasn't turned up again.]] bar a single indirect mention in the fourth book.]]



* ''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. However, only the MainCharacters and the odd GoldShirt [[DeathIsCheap 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, Mauve Shirts, GoldShirts, MainCharacters. ''Everyone.'' There are very few exceptions to this rule, particularly if a character appears in more than one episode. However, only the MainCharacters and the odd GoldShirt [[DeathIsCheap come back.]]



* ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' may be the supreme overlord of this trope, with nearly every character in the game being one, due to the fact that the only characters that cannot be KilledOffForReal are [[WeCannotGoOnWithoutYou the Lords]]. The greatest example? The [[MemeticBadass almighty]] [[EnsembleDarkhorse 3-13]] archer of course.

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* ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' may be the supreme overlord of this trope, with nearly every character in the game being one, due to the fact that the only characters that cannot be KilledOffForReal are [[WeCannotGoOnWithoutYou the Lords]]. The greatest example? The [[MemeticBadass almighty]] [[EnsembleDarkhorse 3-13]] archer of course.



* ''VideoGame/AceCombatZeroTheBelkanWar'' has [[spoiler:your second wingman]] PJ; after [[spoiler:Pixy goes AWOL]], he goes from Crow Team ButtMonkey to [[spoiler:the second Galm 2]], continuing to retain his Gameplay Immortality and now actually able to (very infrequently) help you. Unfortunately, [[spoiler:his GenreBlindness catches up to him when immediately after the Avalon attack he declares that he's going to propose to his girlfriend back at the base... "I even bought flowers!" Then you see a light in the distance, headed your way...]]

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* ''VideoGame/AceCombatZeroTheBelkanWar'' has [[spoiler:your second wingman]] PJ; after [[spoiler:Pixy goes AWOL]], he goes from Crow Team ButtMonkey to [[spoiler:the second Galm 2]], continuing to retain his Gameplay Immortality and now actually able to (very infrequently) help you. Unfortunately, [[spoiler:his GenreBlindness catches up to him when immediately after the Avalon attack he declares that he's going to propose to his girlfriend back at the base... "I even bought flowers!" Then you see a light in the distance, headed your way...]]way..]].



* Deconstructed and [[PlayingWithATrope played with]] in ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' Two of the Monarch's {{Mooks}}, #21 and #24, become {{Red Herring Shirt}}s due to their continued survival and regular appearances. After scores of {{Red Shirt}}s have died around them, they start to get GenreSavvy and assume that they've got as much PlotArmor as the main characters. [[TemptingFate In the third season finale, however]], [[spoiler:#24 dies in an explosion, causing his scorched skull to land in 21's arms. His burning skull now carries his soul. #21 vows revenge and eventually becomes Monarch's #1 mook, but out of respect to his friend, he demands to keep his number as #21. [[CharacterDevelopment Much later down the line]], #21 survives the series long enough to pull a HeelFaceTurn, and subsequent FaceHeelTurn.]]

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* Deconstructed and [[PlayingWithATrope played with]] in ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' Two of the Monarch's {{Mooks}}, #21 and #24, become {{Red Herring Shirt}}s due to their continued survival and regular appearances. After scores of {{Red Shirt}}s have died around them, they start to get GenreSavvy and assume that they've got as much PlotArmor as the main characters. [[TemptingFate In the third season finale, however]], [[spoiler:#24 dies in an explosion, causing his scorched skull to land in 21's arms. His burning skull now carries his soul. #21 vows revenge and eventually becomes Monarch's #1 mook, but out of respect to his friend, he demands to keep his number as #21. [[CharacterDevelopment Much later down the line]], #21 survives the series long enough to pull a HeelFaceTurn, and subsequent FaceHeelTurn.]] FaceHeelTurn]].



** They mocked another newcomer, who they called Texas, the same way at the start of one episode but both times they were kind of wrong and kind of right. [[spoiler: Scott Hall managed to survive the CurbStompBattle with Brock Sampson but became jaded and bitter with everyone's WhatMeasureIsAMook attitude, so he changes his name to Henchman #0 and becomes the [[MonsterOfTheWeek villain of the week]] in the episode "Any Which Way But Zeus" where he manipulated an OldSuperhero into capturing a bunch of other red shirts and mauve shirts and forcing them into GladiatorGames eventually trying to confront Henchman #21 personally, unfortunately for him Henchman #21 had [[TookALevelInBadass taken a level in badass]] by then and [[TheDogBitesBack "Zeus" had freed all of the prisoners]]. After this he joins The {{Revenge}} Society where he drop the henchman from his name and repeatedly insists he's not a {{Mook}} anymore unfortunately to spite his claims he ends up being unceremoniously killed by Brock Sampson as 21 and 24 had originally predicted. as for "Texas" they were right and he was quickly killed by Brock Samson but is then revived as [[FrankensteinsMonster "Venturestein".]]]]

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** They mocked another newcomer, who they called Texas, the same way at the start of one episode but both times they were kind of wrong and kind of right. [[spoiler: Scott Hall managed to survive the CurbStompBattle with Brock Sampson but became jaded and bitter with everyone's WhatMeasureIsAMook attitude, so he changes his name to Henchman #0 and becomes the [[MonsterOfTheWeek villain of the week]] in the episode "Any Which Way But Zeus" where he manipulated an OldSuperhero into capturing a bunch of other red shirts and mauve shirts and forcing them into GladiatorGames eventually trying to confront Henchman #21 personally, unfortunately for him Henchman #21 had [[TookALevelInBadass taken a level in badass]] by then and [[TheDogBitesBack "Zeus" had freed all of the prisoners]]. After this he joins The {{Revenge}} Society where he drop the henchman from his name and repeatedly insists he's not a {{Mook}} {{Mook|s}} anymore unfortunately to spite his claims he ends up being unceremoniously killed by Brock Sampson as 21 and 24 had originally predicted. as for "Texas" they were right and he was quickly killed by Brock Samson but is then revived as [[FrankensteinsMonster "Venturestein".]]]]
14th Feb '17 9:25:51 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Jory is archetypical. The head of the Starks' personal guard, he has a name, gets a few lines, follows people around a lot, and gets killed halfway through with little fanfare. If such a thing as red or mauve shirts can even be said to exist [[AnyoneCanDie in this setting.]]

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
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Jory is archetypical. The head of the Starks' personal guard, he has a name, gets a few lines, follows people around a lot, and gets killed halfway through with little fanfare. If such a thing as red or mauve shirts can even be said to exist [[AnyoneCanDie in this setting.]]]]
** Rakharo is a recurring character in the first and second seasons. He is a loyal Dothraki bodyguard to Daenerys Targaryen. Following the birth of her dragons he is named a bloodrider by his Khaleesi. He is killed by a rival khalasar while scouting the Red Waste.
** Irri is a young Dothraki woman who is given to Daenerys Targaryen as a Handmaiden, along with Jhiqui and Doreah. She teaches Daenerys the Dothraki language and customs. She swears fealty to Daenerys following the death of Khal Drogo and the birth of the dragons. She is murdered during the theft of the dragons in Qarth.
** Alton exists mostly as just a device, but he does get some decent character-building prior to his brutal death.
** Matthos doesn't exactly get overwhelmed with CharacterDevelopment before dying.
8th Feb '17 2:48:07 PM Tractical_Chunder
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* Deconstructed and [[PlayingWithATrope played with]] in ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' Two of the Monarch's {{Mooks}}, #21 and #24, become {{Red Herring Shirt}}s due to their continued survival and regular appearances. After scores of {{Red Shirt}}s have died around them, they start to get GenreSavvy and assume that they've got as much PlotArmor as the main characters. In the third season finale, however, [[spoiler:#24 dies in an explosion, causing his scorched skull to land in 21's arms. His burning skull now carries his soul. #21 vows revenge and eventually becomes the #1 mook, but out of respect to his friend, he demands to keep his number as #21. [[CharacterDevelopment Much later down the line]], #21 survives the series long enough to pull a HeelFaceTurn.]]

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* Deconstructed and [[PlayingWithATrope played with]] in ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' Two of the Monarch's {{Mooks}}, #21 and #24, become {{Red Herring Shirt}}s due to their continued survival and regular appearances. After scores of {{Red Shirt}}s have died around them, they start to get GenreSavvy and assume that they've got as much PlotArmor as the main characters. [[TemptingFate In the third season finale, however, however]], [[spoiler:#24 dies in an explosion, causing his scorched skull to land in 21's arms. His burning skull now carries his soul. #21 vows revenge and eventually becomes the Monarch's #1 mook, but out of respect to his friend, he demands to keep his number as #21. [[CharacterDevelopment Much later down the line]], #21 survives the series long enough to pull a HeelFaceTurn.]]HeelFaceTurn, and subsequent FaceHeelTurn.]]



** They mocked another newcomer, who they called Texas, the same way at the start of one episode but both times they were kind of wrong and kind of right. [[spoiler: Scott Hall managed to survive the CurbStompBattle with Brock Sampson but became jaded and bitter with everyone's WhatMeasureIsAMook attitude, so he changes his name to Henchman #0 and becomes the [[MonsterOfTheWeek villain of the week]] in the episode "Any Which Way But Zeus" where he manipulated an OldSuperhero into capturing a bunch of other red shirts and mauve shirts and forcing them into GladiatorGames eventually trying to confront Henchman #21 personally, unfortunately for him Henchman #21 had [[TookALevelInBadass taken a level in badass]] by then and [[TheDogBitesBack "Zeus" had freed all of the prisoners]]. After this he joins The {{Revenge}} Society where he drop the henchman from his name and repeatedly insists he's not a {{Mook}} anymore unfortunately to spite his claims he ends up being unceremoniously killed by Brock Sampson as 21 and 24 had originally predicted. as for "Texas" they were right and he was quickly killed by Brock Sampson but is then revived as [[FrankensteinsMonster "Venturestein".]]]]
** Before henchman 21 and 24 there was Speedy from the very first episode the fact that a henchman had a name and a personality but was still quickly killed of should show what [[DarkerAndEdgier kind of show this is]]

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** #1's fate itself is later deconstructed too, as it turns out he wasn't killed by Brock and returns twice later, once as "Zero" to pit all of the other "incompetent sidekicks" against each other, and again as a member of The Revenge Society.
** They mocked another newcomer, who they called Texas, the same way at the start of one episode but both times they were kind of wrong and kind of right. [[spoiler: Scott Hall managed to survive the CurbStompBattle with Brock Sampson but became jaded and bitter with everyone's WhatMeasureIsAMook attitude, so he changes his name to Henchman #0 and becomes the [[MonsterOfTheWeek villain of the week]] in the episode "Any Which Way But Zeus" where he manipulated an OldSuperhero into capturing a bunch of other red shirts and mauve shirts and forcing them into GladiatorGames eventually trying to confront Henchman #21 personally, unfortunately for him Henchman #21 had [[TookALevelInBadass taken a level in badass]] by then and [[TheDogBitesBack "Zeus" had freed all of the prisoners]]. After this he joins The {{Revenge}} Society where he drop the henchman from his name and repeatedly insists he's not a {{Mook}} anymore unfortunately to spite his claims he ends up being unceremoniously killed by Brock Sampson as 21 and 24 had originally predicted. as for "Texas" they were right and he was quickly killed by Brock Sampson Samson but is then revived as [[FrankensteinsMonster "Venturestein".]]]]
** Before henchman 21 and 24 there was Speedy from the very first episode the fact that a henchman had a name and a personality but was still quickly killed of should show what [[DarkerAndEdgier kind of show this is]]
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