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22nd Apr '17 11:28:41 AM JulianLapostat
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* The Latin word "hostis" was used in UsefulNotes/TheRomanRepublic, as a word with multiple meanings. In a battle, hostis meant "the enemy". But it acquired a sinister edge when the dictator Sulla Felix unleashed his famous [[ThePurge Proscriptions]]. Sulla declared that anyone on his notices (proscrito) was ''hostes'', and this was the first time ordinary citizen Romans (whose rights were protected) were declared "enemy of the state". Anyone who was on the list of proscriptions could be denied all protections of the law, all rights to property, the right to attorney, legal defenses and any of the other benefits of the sophisticated Roman legal system. People on the list could be killed by anyone, and anyone who killed them would be rewarded rather than punished. Those lists with names were posted not only in Rome but across Italy and other colonies and settlements, so anybody on that list, had nowhere to run.
18th Nov '16 1:07:30 PM ashlay
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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': Party member Morgana attempts to model himself off heroes from [[TheWestern Westerns]], wearing a bandana around his neck, another over his face, and a leather UtilityBelt that has holster looking pouches on the hips. Unsurprisingly, Morgana's GuardianEntity "other self" is Franchise/{{Zorro}}, one of the {{Trope Codifier}}s.
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17th Sep '16 6:03:23 AM LadyJaneGrey
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17th Sep '16 6:02:56 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* SantaClaus becomes one in the ChristmasSpecial ''Santa Claus is Coming to Town'', after the grouchy and ill-tempered lawmaker [[TheGrinch Burgermeister Meisterburger]] outlaws toys. (Among other things, this explains why Santa grows a beard, travels at night, and access houses via chimney. The outlaw status persists for several years, but is eventually lifted after Meisterburger's family dies off and citizens reject his silly ideas, regarding Santa as a hero.
2nd Jul '16 2:35:00 PM Dravencour
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The term "outlaw" reaches back to at least Old Norse; it denotes a person who has been declared guilty of a crime in absentia and has chosen to escape for whatever reason, and is thus placed outside the protection of the law. Members of the community were forbidden to aid or abet the outlaw in any way lest [[PunishedForSympathy they suffer the same punishment as the outlaw]], and as they were outside the protection of the law, [[{{Unperson}} they had no legal rights, meaning anyone could kill them with impunity]]. Thus, the outlaw could not live in the community, but was forced to flee to the wilderness or another country to try to survive until their sentence of outlawry expired or their relatives could somehow lift it. At the time, there were no established prisons or dedicated police, so long-term imprisonment was rare. In the medieval age, an outlaw was called a "wolfshead," meaning that he or she was equated to a wolf in the eyes of the law, and was to be hunted down like one.

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The term "outlaw" reaches back to at least Old Norse; it denotes a person who has been declared guilty of a crime in absentia ''in absentia'' and has chosen to escape for whatever reason, and is thus placed outside the protection of the law. Members of the community were forbidden to aid or abet the outlaw in any way lest [[PunishedForSympathy they suffer the same punishment as the outlaw]], and as they were outside the protection of the law, [[{{Unperson}} they had no legal rights, meaning anyone could kill them with impunity]]. Thus, the outlaw could not live in the community, but was forced to flee to the wilderness or another country to try to survive until their sentence of outlawry expired or their relatives could somehow lift it. At the time, there were no established prisons or dedicated police, so long-term imprisonment was rare. In the medieval age, an outlaw was called a "wolfshead," meaning that he or she was equated to a wolf in the eyes of the law, and was to be hunted down like one.
25th May '16 2:17:53 AM PaulA
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* The ''Jon Shannow'' books by Creator/DavidGemmell, being set in an AfterTheEnd western, has a lot of them, like Daniel Cade. They're usually the main antagonists of the book until the real BigBad shows up.

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* The ''Jon Shannow'' ''Literature/JonShannow'' books by Creator/DavidGemmell, being set in an AfterTheEnd western, has a lot of them, like Daniel Cade. They're usually the main antagonists of the book until the real BigBad shows up.
18th Apr '16 12:17:36 PM Morgenthaler
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18th Apr '16 7:03:23 AM Morgenthaler
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5th Mar '16 4:32:23 AM Grudgeal
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* In the second arc of ''Manga/VinlandSaga'', the "Guests" on Ketil's farm are all outlaws, and use nicknames because their real names could reveal their legal status.
25th Dec '15 6:46:33 PM nombretomado
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* Terra-Man, a SilverAge foe of {{Superman}}, combined the trappings of a Wild West outlaw with alien technology, since he was actually born in the appropriate time period.

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* Terra-Man, a SilverAge [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] foe of {{Superman}}, Franchise/{{Superman}}, combined the trappings of a Wild West outlaw with alien technology, since he was actually born in the appropriate time period.
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