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* In Fanfic/MortalKombatVsMarvelUniverse, you have The Exiled Kombatants, consisting of a former actor-turned-industrialist (Johnny Cage), his military wife (Sonya Blade), their two daughters (Cassie and Ravenna Cage), and the former rulers of the Netherrealm-turned-assassins (Liu Kang and Kitana) joining forces against their former boss (Raiden), corrupted from purifying the Jinsei, now seeking to kill the Elder champions and to bring back both Cassie and Ravenna back to Earthrealm by force. And that's not taking into consideration the Avengers and the X-Men.
* In Fanfic/RagnarokRagnaGuardian, TheChosenMany are Shiro, an IdiotHero and TheSlacker, Saya, a ShrinkingViolet {{Tsundere}}, Roku, an InsufferableGenius with a HairTriggerTemper, and Reiko, a KnowNothingKnowItAll with NoIndoorVoice. Naturally, they are hyper competent fighters.

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* In Fanfic/MortalKombatVsMarvelUniverse, ''Fanfic/MortalKombatVsMarvelUniverse'', you have The Exiled Kombatants, consisting of a former actor-turned-industrialist (Johnny Cage), his military wife (Sonya Blade), their two daughters (Cassie and Ravenna Cage), and the former rulers of the Netherrealm-turned-assassins (Liu Kang and Kitana) joining forces against their former boss (Raiden), corrupted from purifying the Jinsei, now seeking to kill the Elder champions and to bring back both Cassie and Ravenna back to Earthrealm by force. And that's not taking into consideration the Avengers and the X-Men.
* In Fanfic/RagnarokRagnaGuardian, ''Fanfic/RagnarokRagnaGuardian'', TheChosenMany are Shiro, an IdiotHero and TheSlacker, Saya, a ShrinkingViolet {{Tsundere}}, Roku, an InsufferableGenius with a HairTriggerTemper, and Reiko, a KnowNothingKnowItAll with NoIndoorVoice. Naturally, they are hyper competent fighters.



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* ''Podcast/CriticalHit'' is an actual play DungeonsAndDragons 4 edition campaign that follows the adventuring party which consists of some rather unusual individuals, as per proud TabletopGames tradition. A [[DumbMuscle big]] and fierce-looking 3/4 orc with a giant axe who is [[HiddenDepths more cunning]] than his obsession with [[BigEater funnelcakes]] would lead one to believe. An [[{{Adorkable}} socially awkward]] GadgeteerGenius with a robotic arm who, due to his player's [[BornUnlucky abysmal luck]] with dice rolls, tend to be disaster-prone. A haughty and [[NobleBigot respectfully racist]] young [[OurElvesAreBetter Eladrin]] [[SquishyWizard wizard]] [[AgentPeacock obsessed over his hair]]. An [[SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan unassuming young man]] prone to the bursts of wild magic and [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent growing hair and claws]] during combat who has [[MysteriousPast no idea]] what you are talking about. And that's before some even more odd characters joined in the later seasons.
The party is regarded as a RagtagBunchOfMisfits InUniverse as well, with various peple the party meets commenting on such an "eclectic group".
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* ''Podcast/CriticalHit'' is an actual play DungeonsAndDragons 4 edition campaign that follows the adventuring party which consists of some rather unusual individuals, as per proud TabletopGames tradition. A [[DumbMuscle big]] and fierce-looking 3/4 orc with a giant axe who is [[HiddenDepths more cunning]] than his obsession with [[BigEater funnelcakes]] would lead one to believe. An [[{{Adorkable}} socially awkward]] GadgeteerGenius with a robotic arm who, due to his player's [[BornUnlucky abysmal luck]] with dice rolls, tend to be disaster-prone. A haughty and [[NobleBigot respectfully racist]] young [[OurElvesAreBetter Eladrin]] [[SquishyWizard wizard]] [[AgentPeacock obsessed over his hair]]. An [[SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan unassuming young man]] prone to the bursts of wild magic and [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent growing hair and claws]] during combat who has [[MysteriousPast no idea]] what you are talking about. And that's before some even more odd characters joined in the later seasons.
The party is regarded as a RagtagBunchOfMisfits InUniverse as well, with various peple the party meets commenting on such an "eclectic group".
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* What any player group in ''TabletopGame/{{Twilight 2000}}'' is. By the year 2000 US Army units included lots and lots of personnel who were hardly regular army: other NATO military personnel from defunct units, deserters from the other side, and even local recruits. The 1st edition rulebook recommends that at least half of the group be American, but anything else goes.

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* What any player group in ''TabletopGame/{{Twilight 2000}}'' ''TabletopGame/Twilight2000'' is. By the year 2000 US Army units included lots and lots of personnel who were hardly regular army: other NATO military personnel from defunct units, deserters from the other side, and even local recruits. The 1st edition rulebook recommends that at least half of the group be American, but anything else goes.



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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' crew certainly qualifies. Roy is pretty competent in his own right, but his band consists of an ambitious and greedy rogue, a completely psychopathic ranger, a trigger-happy wizard that never stops talking, a dwarven cleric that is stuck in his role as a healer instead of being the nightmare that D&D clerics are known for and a bard that's as dumb as a box of moldy carrots.

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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'':
** The eponymous
crew certainly qualifies. Roy is pretty competent in his own right, but his band consists of an ambitious and greedy rogue, a completely psychopathic ranger, a trigger-happy wizard that never stops talking, a dwarven cleric that is stuck in his role as a healer instead of being the nightmare that D&D ''D&D'' clerics are known for and a bard that's as dumb as a box of moldy carrots. Roy at one point refers to his team as trained professionals before adding "Well, semi-trained, quasi-professionals."



** Roy at one point refers to his team as trained professionals before adding "Well, semi-trained, quasi-professionals."



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* ''Podcast/CriticalHit'' is an actual play DungeonsAndDragons 4 edition campaign that follows the adventuring party which consists of some rather unusual individuals, as per proud TabletopGames tradition. A [[DumbMuscle big]] and fierce-looking 3/4 orc with a giant axe who is [[HiddenDepths more cunning]] than his obsession with [[BigEater funnelcakes]] would lead one to believe. An [[{{Adorkable}} socially awkward]] GadgeteerGenius with a robotic arm who, due to his player's [[BornUnlucky abysmal luck]] with dice rolls, tend to be disaster-prone. A haughty and [[NobleBigot respectfully racist]] young [[OurElvesAreBetter Eladrin]] [[SquishyWizard wizard]] [[AgentPeacock obsessed over his hair]]. An [[SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan unassuming young man]] prone to the bursts of wild magic and [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent growing hair and claws]] during combat who has [[MysteriousPast no idea]] what you are talking about. And that's before some even more odd characters joined in the later seasons.
The party is regarded as a RagtagBunchOfMisfits InUniverse as well, with various peple the party meets commenting on such an "eclectic group".



** With the exception of [[BadAss Tex]], who is pretty much confirmed to be the single best fighter in the series.

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** With the exception of [[BadAss Tex]], Tex, who is pretty much confirmed to be the single best fighter in the series.



* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', the responsibility of defeating the Fire Nation and saving the world rests entirely with a 12-year-old goofball of a [[MessianicArchetype Messiah]] and the various other children he picks up along the way. These include a fourteen year old untrained [[MakingASplash water-bender]], a fifteen year old wannabe warrior, a twelve year old spoiled runaway [[DishingOutDirt earth-bender]] and [[spoiler: the angsty banished prince of the enemy]]. Three attempts were made by various characters to have actual armed forces involved, but the first two times were stopped before they started (the second when a fourteen year old princess and her two handmaidens, a [[EmotionlessGirl dour]] KnifeNut and a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} [[SheFu acrobat]], [[spoiler:managed to pull off a coup in a hostile city) and the third time resulted in a crushing, ruinous defeat]]
** And don't forget [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg Suki]], the face painted Kyoshi Warrior ActionGirl.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', the ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
** The
responsibility of defeating the Fire Nation and saving the world rests entirely with a 12-year-old goofball of a [[MessianicArchetype Messiah]] and the various other children he picks up along the way. These include a fourteen year old untrained [[MakingASplash water-bender]], a fifteen year old wannabe warrior, a twelve year old spoiled runaway [[DishingOutDirt earth-bender]] and [[spoiler: the angsty banished prince of the enemy]]. And don't forget [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg Suki]], the face-painted Kyoshi Warrior ActionGirl.
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Three attempts were made by various characters to have actual armed forces involved, but the first two times were stopped before they started (the second when a fourteen year old princess and her two handmaidens, a [[EmotionlessGirl dour]] KnifeNut and a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} [[SheFu acrobat]], [[spoiler:managed to pull off a coup in a hostile city) and the third time resulted in a crushing, ruinous defeat]]
** And don't forget [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg Suki]], the face painted Kyoshi Warrior ActionGirl.
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* Referenced and Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', when Fry attempts to destroy a giant brain with a [[AppliedPhlebotinum Quantum Interface Bomb]]. He's found by a squad of smaller brains that try to destroy him. When their brain rays fail, one of the brains say, "But we're an ambitious young squad, with everything to prove!"

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* Referenced and Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', when Fry attempts to destroy a giant brain with a [[AppliedPhlebotinum Quantum Interface Bomb]]. He's found by a squad of smaller brains that try to destroy him. When their brain rays fail, one of the brains say, "But we're an ambitious young squad, with everything to prove!"''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'':



*** Also Scruffy, the janitor.

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*** Also Scruffy, ** Referenced and Parodied when Fry attempts to destroy a giant brain with a [[AppliedPhlebotinum Quantum Interface Bomb]]. He's found by a squad of smaller brains that try to destroy him. When their brain rays fail, one of the janitor.brains say, "But we're an ambitious young squad, with everything to prove!"



-->'''Reporter''': Don't we have highly trained astronauts?
-->'''Senator''': Oh, that's something of a myth.

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-->'''Reporter''': -->'''Reporter:''' Don't we have highly trained astronauts?
-->'''Senator''':
astronauts?\\
'''Senator:'''
Oh, that's something of a myth.



** The team Starlight leads to save the day in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E25ToWhereAndBackAgainPart1 To Where And Back Again]]": an amoral RealityWarper and reformed tyrant only helping out to save a personal friend, an itinerant illusionist and former EvilOverlord with an ego problem, and a former [[{{mooks}} mook]] and deserter from the BigBad's forces who's terrified at the thought of meeting his old boss again, all led by a former cult leader terrified at the idea of being in charge of anything again.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Homer at the Bat", Mr Burns calls his remaining players this after the professional ones are all made unavailable in ridiculous ways.

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** The team Starlight leads to save the day in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E25ToWhereAndBackAgainPart1 To Where And and Back Again]]": an amoral RealityWarper and reformed tyrant only helping out to save a personal friend, an itinerant illusionist and former EvilOverlord with an ego problem, and a former [[{{mooks}} mook]] and deserter from the BigBad's forces who's terrified at the thought of meeting his old boss again, all led by a former cult leader terrified at the idea of being in charge of anything again.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** In
episode "Homer at the Bat", Mr Burns calls his remaining players this after the professional ones are all made unavailable in ridiculous ways.



-->'''Bart:''' We're not losers! Last year we finished six and five.
-->'''Nelson:''' And we're not lovable. We had a tall freckle-faced kid on the team that we picked on 'til he quit. Hey, Splatterface, how's the weather up there? It's too bad, cause he's a great hitter, but it's worth it.
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'': At the beginning of the second Meap episode, the animators who made the trailers to it were described as a "ragtag group".

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-->'''Bart:''' --->'''Bart:''' We're not losers! Last year we finished six and five.
-->'''Nelson:'''
five.\\
'''Nelson:'''
And we're not lovable. We had a tall freckle-faced kid on the team that we picked on 'til he quit. Hey, Splatterface, how's the weather up there? It's too bad, cause he's a great hitter, but it's worth it.
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* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'': ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'':
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At the beginning of the second Meap episode, the animators who made the trailers to it were described as a "ragtag group".



* Let's see. A super fast hedgehog, an innocent two tailed fox, tomboyish princess squirrel/chipmunk hybrid, a sweet half robotized rabbit, a cowardly coyote, a walrus who's good with tools, a clumsy but good natured dragon and robotized hedgehog? Yep. ''SonicSatAm'' is onto it too.

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* Let's see. A super fast hedgehog, an innocent two tailed fox, tomboyish princess squirrel/chipmunk hybrid, a sweet half robotized rabbit, a cowardly coyote, a walrus who's good with tools, a clumsy but good natured dragon and robotized hedgehog? Yep. ''SonicSatAm'' ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAm'' is onto it too.



-->'''Sterling Archer''': Why would you wanna work for those Ivy League white-shoe D.C. pricks? That's not who we are! We're the outsiders, the scrappy underdogs! We're [[{{Film/Animal House}} Delta House]], {{Film/The Dirty Dozen}}, [[StarWars The Rebel Alliance.]] {{Film/The Commitments}}. We're the [[{{Film/TheBadNewsBears}} Bad News Frickin' Bears]], and our Lupus is an [[ItMakesSenseInContext openly gay cyborg dying of sepsis in a wheelbarrow!]]

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-->'''Sterling Archer''': Archer:''' Why would you wanna work for those Ivy League white-shoe D.C. pricks? That's not who we are! We're the outsiders, the scrappy underdogs! We're [[{{Film/Animal House}} Delta House]], {{Film/The Dirty Dozen}}, [[StarWars The Rebel Alliance.]] {{Film/The Commitments}}. We're the [[{{Film/TheBadNewsBears}} Bad News Frickin' Bears]], and our Lupus is an [[ItMakesSenseInContext openly gay cyborg dying of sepsis in a wheelbarrow!]]
12th Nov '16 12:31:07 PM Materioptikon
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* Any time a fanfic in the ''FanFic/ShadowchasersSeries' is set around a team, they fit. The ''most'' ragtag group is in ''Fanfic/ShadowchasersBackwater''; Tsubasa and Rave are the only ones that are truly human, and all of them are unusual even when compared to Shadowkind either races that are incredibly rare on Earth (at least in this sort of situation) or unique beings entirely. [[note]]We have a vampire, a reformed succubus, a martial artist golem, a fox spirit, an odd spirit generated from an old NES, and a practitioner of the dark arts who comes from a race of wizards.[[/note]]

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* Any time a fanfic in the ''FanFic/ShadowchasersSeries' ''FanFic/ShadowchasersSeries'' is set around a team, they fit. The ''most'' ragtag group is in ''Fanfic/ShadowchasersBackwater''; Tsubasa and Rave are the only ones that are truly human, and all of them are unusual even when compared to Shadowkind either races that are incredibly rare on Earth (at least in this sort of situation) or unique beings entirely. [[note]]We have a vampire, a reformed succubus, a martial artist golem, a fox spirit, an odd spirit generated from an old NES, and a practitioner of the dark arts who comes from a race of wizards.[[/note]]
11th Nov '16 3:17:12 PM Morgenthaler
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** Team JNPR is made up of a [[ButtMonkey loveable loser]], a [[BloodKnight fight-happy]] [[CuteButPsycho batshit insane cutie]] with a giant grenade launcher/warhammer hybrid, a {{Badass}} Greek Hoplite AmazonianBeauty, and a [[DudeLooksLikeALady really effeminate]] Chinese guy who's pretty much [[CloudcuckoolandersMinder there to make sure the cute crazy girl doesn't get into too much trouble]].

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** Team JNPR is made up of a [[ButtMonkey loveable loser]], a [[BloodKnight fight-happy]] [[CuteButPsycho batshit insane cutie]] with a giant grenade launcher/warhammer hybrid, a {{Badass}} badass Greek Hoplite AmazonianBeauty, and a [[DudeLooksLikeALady really effeminate]] Chinese guy who's pretty much [[CloudcuckoolandersMinder there to make sure the cute crazy girl doesn't get into too much trouble]].
8th Nov '16 2:53:29 PM Iceaura39
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* In Fanfic/RagnarokRagnaGuardian, TheChosenMany are Shiro, an IdiotHero and TheSlacker, Saya, a ShrinkingViolet {{Tsundere}}, Roku, an InsufferableGenius with a HairTriggerTemper, and Reiko, a KnowNothingKnowItAll with NoIndoorVoice. Naturally, they are hyper competent fighters.
7th Oct '16 12:46:06 PM Theriocephalus
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** The Planet Express crew in general; the main delivery crew is a good hearted yet goofball from the 20th century, a selfish robot who spends his time drinking booze and making wisecracks, and a social outcast cyclops who tries to be professional, maybe a little too much. The rest of the company is a nutjob century-and-a-half-old mad scientist, a Jamaican paper-pusher who likes to limbo and fill out forms, a ditzy clumsy Chinese girl from Mars, and a lobster alien who has neither social graces nor an accurate idea of human anatomy, despite being the company doctor for humans.
** Also Scruffy, the janitor.

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** The Planet Express crew in general; the main delivery crew is a good hearted yet goofball kid from the 20th century, a selfish robot who spends his time drinking booze and making wisecracks, and a social outcast cyclops who tries to be professional, maybe a little too much. The rest of the company is a nutjob century-and-a-half-old mad scientist, a Jamaican paper-pusher who likes to limbo and fill out forms, a ditzy clumsy Chinese girl from Mars, and a lobster alien who has neither social graces nor an accurate idea of human anatomy, despite being the company doctor for humans.
** *** Also Scruffy, the janitor.
7th Oct '16 12:41:36 PM Theriocephalus
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* The [[Characters/FriendshipIsMagicTheManeCast "Mane Six"]] of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. They're a graduate student taught by a {{Physical God}}dess, a stubborn apple farmer, a hyperactive baker, a brash sound barrier-breaking flyer, a prim and proper fashion designer, and an overly shy animal caretaker. Princess Celestia, said Physical Goddess, seems to consider them to be the best team to deal with powerful threats to Equestria like [[VileVillainSaccharineShow Nightmare Moon and Discord]] (due to the [[OnlyTheChosenMayWield Elements of Harmony]]) and a stubborn dragon whose smoke threatens the well-being of their country (which they must deal with without the Elements of Harmony). Nightmare Moon was defeated by the Mane Six after they had known each other for less than a day.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
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The [[Characters/FriendshipIsMagicTheManeCast "Mane Six"]] of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''.Six"]]. They're a graduate student taught by a {{Physical God}}dess, a stubborn apple farmer, a hyperactive baker, a brash sound barrier-breaking flyer, a prim and proper fashion designer, and an overly shy animal caretaker. Princess Celestia, said Physical Goddess, seems to consider them to be the best team to deal with powerful threats to Equestria like [[VileVillainSaccharineShow Nightmare Moon and Discord]] (due to the [[OnlyTheChosenMayWield Elements of Harmony]]) and a stubborn dragon whose smoke threatens the well-being of their country (which they must deal with without the Elements of Harmony). Nightmare Moon was defeated by the Mane Six after they had known each other for less than a day.day.
** The team Starlight leads to save the day in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E25ToWhereAndBackAgainPart1 To Where And Back Again]]": an amoral RealityWarper and reformed tyrant only helping out to save a personal friend, an itinerant illusionist and former EvilOverlord with an ego problem, and a former [[{{mooks}} mook]] and deserter from the BigBad's forces who's terrified at the thought of meeting his old boss again, all led by a former cult leader terrified at the idea of being in charge of anything again.
23rd Sep '16 9:48:18 AM DouglasFir
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* The Trio from ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfTeddyRuxpin'' consists of an adventurous FarmBoy with ChronicHeroSyndrome, a [[BrutalHonesty brutally-honest]] CowardlyLion BigEater and an AbsentMindedProfessor inventor with a SpeechImpediment.
14th Sep '16 8:57:03 PM emmerys
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Homer at the Bat", Mr Burns calls his remaining players this after the professional are all made unavailable in ridiculous ways.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Homer at the Bat", Mr Burns calls his remaining players this after the professional ones are all made unavailable in ridiculous ways.
14th Sep '16 8:56:36 PM emmerys
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Moneybart", Lisa tries to apply this trope to Bart's baseball team, ala the Oakland A's, but it doesn't quite work.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Homer at the Bat", Mr Burns calls his remaining players this after the professional are all made unavailable in ridiculous ways.
** In
"Moneybart", Lisa tries to apply this trope to Bart's baseball team, ala the Oakland A's, but it doesn't quite work.
8th Aug '16 5:49:46 PM CountDorku
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** For a while, Warsmith Honsou - an oddity himself, because his gene-seed is a mixture of the Iron Warriors and their worst enemies - went around with a personal retinue consisting of a thuggish BloodKnight, a CombatSadomasochist who Honsou recruited by driving bone shards through his lungs, a renegade Raven Guard, and a horrific abomination produced from welding science and black magic together. That's just his immediate circle of what probably passes for friends among the Iron Warriors; his army consisted of basically everyone he could either convince or force to come with him, ranging from {{Space Pirate}}s to cyborg war engines.

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** For a while, Warsmith Honsou - an oddity himself, because his gene-seed is a mixture of the Iron Warriors and their worst enemies - went around with a personal retinue consisting of a thuggish BloodKnight, a CombatSadomasochist who Honsou recruited by driving bone shards through his lungs, a renegade Raven Guard, and a horrific abomination produced from welding science and black magic together. That's together (up until he got all of them bar himself killed, anyway). That was just his immediate circle of what probably passes for friends among the Iron Warriors; his army consisted of basically everyone he could either convince or force to come with him, ranging from {{Space Pirate}}s to cyborg war engines.
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