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10th Dec '17 3:21:55 AM Chabal2
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** Note that the Praetorian Guard mentioned in Imperial histories is ''not'' this trope, being instead a pith-helmeted, red-coated Imperial Guard regiment from the planet Praetoria.

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** Note that the Praetorian Guard mentioned in Imperial histories is ''not'' this trope, being instead a [[{{Film/Zulu}} pith-helmeted, red-coated red-coated]] Imperial Guard regiment from the planet Praetoria.



* Similarly, most factions in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' have one of these, usually called the "[X] Guard" and armed with a BladeOnAStick. The High Elf White Lions act as bodyguards to the Phoenix King, and the [[AmazonBrigade Maiden Guard]] for the Everqueen. The Reiksguard of the Empire serve as the Emperor's bodyguard. The Greatswords serve this role to Elector Counts. The Temple Guard of the Slann Mage-Lords for the Lizardmen. The Black Guard for the Dark Elf king. The Hammerers for the Dwarfs. [[PuttingOnTheReich Stormvermin]] for the Skaven. [[{{Mummy}} Tomb Guard]] for the Tomb Kings...

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'':
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Similarly, most factions in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' have one of these, usually called the "[X] Guard" and armed with a BladeOnAStick. BladeOnAStick: The High Elf White Lions act as bodyguards to the Phoenix King, and the [[AmazonBrigade Maiden Guard]] for the Everqueen. The Reiksguard of the Empire serve as the Emperor's bodyguard. The Greatswords serve this role to Elector Counts. The Temple Guard of the Slann Mage-Lords for the Lizardmen. The Black Guard for the Dark Elf king. The Hammerers for the Dwarfs. [[PuttingOnTheReich Stormvermin]] for the Skaven. [[{{Mummy}} Tomb Guard]] for the Tomb Kings...Kings...
** One sourcebook mentions an equivalent to the Varangian Guard, where wealthy merchants and aristocrats hire Norsca mercenaries as bodyguards. As Norsca are the original Chaos worshippers, this is a very bad idea that only the stupidest or pompous noble would try out. [[UpperClassTwit Too bad that describes the vast majority of Imperial aristocracy...]]
12th Nov '17 5:16:35 AM TheNerevarine
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* ''ComicBook/RedSonja'': When she became Queen of Songaria, Sonja was guarded by her all-female bodyguards, the Red Sisters. Unusually for this trope, all of these women were also princesses and the actual heirs of the throne, but they all agreed to hand it to Sonja after she helped save Songaria from invaders and they have vowed to protect her life unquestionably. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, over the course of the ''Queen Sonja'' series, they die one by one until only one remains and Sonja opts to abdicate and leave the last survivor as queen]].
15th Oct '17 7:15:47 PM PaulA
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* In ''[[Literature/CoDominium Falkenberg's Legion]]'', Vice President Bradford attempts this. He has Falkenberg organize a brigade composed of trusted party members and officers loyal to Bradford. [[spoiler: Unfortunately for him, Falkenberg uses the would-be Praetorian Guard to take the blunt of the fighting]].

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* In ''[[Literature/CoDominium Falkenberg's Legion]]'', ''Literature/FalkenbergsLegion'', Vice President Bradford attempts this. He has Falkenberg organize a brigade composed of trusted party members and officers loyal to Bradford. [[spoiler: Unfortunately [[spoiler:Unfortunately for him, Falkenberg uses the would-be Praetorian Guard to take the blunt brunt of the fighting]].
9th Oct '17 12:07:48 PM BeerBaron
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** The Blades were inspired and influenced by the [[{{Wutai}} Akaviri]] Dragonguard, who were taken on by [[FounderOfTheKingdom founder]] of the Second Tamriellic Empire, Reman Cyrodiil, after he defeated them during their invasion of Tamriel. After using the [[LanguageOfMagic Thu'um]] against them during the decisive Battle of Pale Pass, they recognized Reman as "Dragonborn" and swore fealty to him, becoming a CadreOfForeignBodyguards as his personal bodyguard.
29th Sep '17 10:28:37 PM drakensis
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* ''Fanfic/AlongCameASpider'' surrounds almost all leaders with these. After failing to live up to this, the First Royal Guards are replaced as the Archon's protectors by their sister regiment.
29th Sep '17 12:09:24 PM EricNeoMatrix
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* The ''Kompanions'' serve as Maledict's personal bodyguards in ''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 who doesn't need guards at all]]

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* The ''Kompanions'' serve as Maledict's personal bodyguards in ''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 who doesn't need guards at all]]all]]. However, Episode 75 shows that they're so skilled and well-trained that they can each individually battle Jesus himself in one-on-one combat.
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.
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