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19th Sep '17 9:04:47 AM BeerBaron
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** Throughout much of the series and in the {{backstory}}, the [[AncientOrderOfProtectors Blades]] act as this for the Emperor of Tamriel. In addition to acting as the Emperor's elite bodyguards, they also act as spies throughout the Empire. You get an opportunity to join them in each game since ''Morrowind''.

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** Throughout much of the series and in the {{backstory}}, the [[AncientOrderOfProtectors Blades]] act as this for the Emperor of Tamriel. In addition to acting as the Emperor's elite bodyguards, they also [[SecretPolice act as spies spies]] throughout the Empire. You get an opportunity to join them in each game since ''Morrowind''.



** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', the Penitus Oculatus has taken over as the Emperor's bodyguard after the Blades got decimated by the [[ScrewYouElves Thal]][[ANaziByAnyOtherName mor]]. While the Blades were basically [[spoiler:dragon-slaying]] samurais, the P.O. are just standard Imperial soldiers [[PaletteSwap wearing darker armor]], Subverting the trope.

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** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', Skyrim]]'':
*** With the Blades having been officially disbanded as a term of the White-Gold Concordat (and the survivors ruthlessly hunted by the [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Thalmor]]),
the Penitus Oculatus has taken over as the Emperor's bodyguard after the Blades got decimated by the [[ScrewYouElves Thal]][[ANaziByAnyOtherName mor]]. force. While the Blades were basically [[spoiler:dragon-slaying]] samurais, essentially OneManArmy [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana-wielding]] {{Samurai}}, the P.O. Penitus Oculatus are just standard Imperial soldiers [[PaletteSwap wearing darker armor]], Subverting the trope.trope.
*** The [[PlayerCharacter Dragonborn]] can help to [[OrderReborn rebuild the Blades]], who are then oath bound to serve the Dragonborn. However, in practice, they mostly just [[DudeWheresMyRespect boss around the Dragonborn]] and refuse to continuing helping them unless [[spoiler:the Dragonborn kills Paarthurnax, the [[HeelFaceTurn Heel-Face Turned]] leader of the [[OldMaster Greybeards]] who has been a great help to the Dragonborn and to mankind in general]].
16th Sep '17 3:10:42 PM EricNeoMatrix
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* The Honor Guard Nephilim serve as Maledict's bodyguards in ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos''. Their job is mostly ceremonial, and they spend more time guarding important diplomats and foreigners than Maledict ([[PhysicalGod who doesn't really need guards at all]])

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* The Honor Guard Nephilim ''Kompanions'' serve as Maledict's personal bodyguards in ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos''. ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos'', as the most elite of the [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Nephilim/Hell Knights]]. Their job is mostly ceremonial, and they spend more time guarding important diplomats and foreigners than Maledict ([[PhysicalGod - [[PhysicalGod who doesn't really need guards at all]])all]]
13th Sep '17 8:27:47 AM BeerBaron
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** In the ActionAdventure spin-off game ''Redguard'', two Vermai, a pair of [[EyelessFace blind]] and aggressive lesser Daedra serve in this fashion to N'Gasta, the infamous Sload necromancer.
8th Sep '17 8:18:41 AM BeerBaron
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** Throughout much of the series and in the {{backstory}}, the Blades act as this for the Emperor of Tamriel. In addition to acting as the Emperor's elite bodyguards, they also act as spies throughout the Empire. You get an opportunity to join them in each game since ''Morrowind''.

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** Throughout much of the series and in the {{backstory}}, the Blades [[AncientOrderOfProtectors Blades]] act as this for the Emperor of Tamriel. In addition to acting as the Emperor's elite bodyguards, they also act as spies throughout the Empire. You get an opportunity to join them in each game since ''Morrowind''.



** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', [[BigBad Mehrunes Dagon]], the Daedric Prince of Destruction, has the Valkynaz, the [[FantasticCasteSystem highest caste]] of [[ProudWarriorRace the Dremora]], in this role.

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** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', [[BigBad Mehrunes Dagon]], the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince Prince]] of Destruction, [[DestroyerDeity Destruction]], has the Valkynaz, the [[FantasticCasteSystem highest caste]] of [[ProudWarriorRace the [[LegionsOfHell Dremora]], in this role.
7th Sep '17 7:52:52 AM TheWanderer
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In RealLife, the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Praetorian_Guard Praetorian Guard]] was a special force originally intended to serve as a Roman general's bodyguard in combat, but the term was later restricted to the elite personal guard of the [[UsefulNotes/TheRomanEmpire Roman Emperors]]. As a bodyguard unit, they proved to be a miserable failure: '''Nine''' separate emperors were [[BodyguardBetrayal killed by the guard itself]], and many others were deserted by the guard to be overthrown or killed by others. In some cases the Guard literally sold the Imperial office to the highest bidder, then turned on their new master when he failed to deliver on his extravagant promises.

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In RealLife, the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Praetorian_Guard Praetorian Guard]] was a special force originally intended to serve as a Roman general's bodyguard in combat, but the term was later restricted to the elite personal guard of the [[UsefulNotes/TheRomanEmpire Roman Emperors]]. As a bodyguard unit, they proved to be a miserable failure: failure, as they soon became ''horribly'' corrupt and very frequently wound up playing [[KingmakerScenario kingmaker]]. '''Nine''' separate emperors were [[BodyguardBetrayal killed by the guard itself]], and many others were deserted by the guard to be overthrown or killed by others. In some cases the Guard literally sold the Imperial office to the highest bidder, then turned on their new master when he failed to deliver on his extravagant promises.
20th Aug '17 6:21:19 PM WillyFourEyes
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* Queen Ga'ran in ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice'' has her own Royal Guard who carry out her requests or support her decisions, although they seem to be chosen based on devotion rather than actual competence. [[spoiler:Although [[BodyguardBetrayal they turn their guns on her]] as soon as they realize she [[PhonyPsychic can't channel spirits]].]]

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* Queen Ga'ran in ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice'' has her own Royal Guard who carry out her requests or support her decisions, although they seem to be chosen based on devotion [[YesMan devotion]] rather than actual competence. [[spoiler:Although [[BodyguardBetrayal they turn their guns on her]] as soon as they realize she [[PhonyPsychic can't channel spirits]].]]
14th Aug '17 11:18:23 AM FordPrefect
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** In ''Film/RogueOne'', The [[DoomTroops Death Troopers]] serve directly under Director Orson Krennic and answer only to him.

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** In ''Film/RogueOne'', The the [[DoomTroops Death Troopers]] serve directly under Director Orson Krennic and answer only to him.
3rd Aug '17 8:18:18 AM starofjusticev21
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* ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'': When Asterix and Obelix were at Rome, Obelix wanted to fight the Praetorian Guard thinking they were like the [[{{Mooks}} common legionaries that patrol the Gaul]] and that Obelix easily defeats with his SuperStrength. Asterix quickly convinced Obelix they were EliteMooks, and they could certainly kill Obelix because, given his SuperStrength, Obelix has never had the need to learn how to fight. The only way to take them out was to do so one at a time with stealth.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'': When Asterix and Obelix were at Rome, Obelix wanted to fight the Praetorian Guard thinking they were like the [[{{Mooks}} common legionaries that patrol the Gaul]] and that Obelix easily defeats with his SuperStrength. Asterix quickly convinced Obelix they were EliteMooks, and they could certainly kill Obelix because, given his SuperStrength, Obelix has [[UnskilledButStrong never had the need to learn how to fight.fight]]. The only way to take them out was to do so one at a time with stealth.
22nd Jul '17 5:25:09 AM Sarakael
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** The BigBad and leader of the Vandenreich, Yhwach, also has a guard of his own, formed by four high-ranked Sternritters: [[BoisterousBruiser Gerard Valkyrie]], [[ColdSniper Lille Barro]], [[LargeHam Askin Nakk Le Vaar]] and [[InTheHood Pernida Parnkgjas]]. They utterly crush the Royal Guard above.

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** The BigBad and leader of the Vandenreich, Yhwach, also has a guard of his own, formed by four high-ranked Sternritters: Sternritters named the schutzstaffel: [[BoisterousBruiser Gerard Valkyrie]], [[ColdSniper Lille Barro]], [[LargeHam Askin Nakk Le Vaar]] and [[InTheHood Pernida Parnkgjas]]. They utterly crush the Royal Guard above.
15th Jul '17 9:54:20 AM nombretomado
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** In UsefulNotes/ImperialJapan, there is also an Imperial Guard. They distinguished themselves well in combat in WorldWarII. After the war, they were 'civilianized', but were still given the task of protecting the Imperial family, the family's properties, as well as being the firemen in the palace grounds in case a fire broke out.

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** In UsefulNotes/ImperialJapan, there is also an Imperial Guard. They distinguished themselves well in combat in WorldWarII.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. After the war, they were 'civilianized', but were still given the task of protecting the Imperial family, the family's properties, as well as being the firemen in the palace grounds in case a fire broke out.
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