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13th Feb '16 3:49:56 AM AlgaeNymph
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* Parodied in the opening cutscene of ''VideoGame/{{Blasto}}'', where EvilOverlord Bosc announces that his plan for the invasion of Earth is to "enslave their women, eat their children and rape their cattle."
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* Parodied in the opening cutscene of ''VideoGame/{{Blasto}}'', where EvilOverlord Bosc announces that his plan for the invasion of Earth is to "enslave their women, eat their children children, and rape their cattle."
13th Feb '16 3:48:37 AM AlgaeNymph
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* In [[VideoGame/CrusaderKings Crusader Kings II]], pagans, Hindus and tribes of any religion can raid other realms for loot and captives. The resultant pillaging reduces the affected holdings' income for the next few years. Noble captives can be ransomed back to their families for gold, sacrificed in pagan rituals, arbitrarily executed, or, in the case of adult women, made into concubines.
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* In [[VideoGame/CrusaderKings Crusader Kings II]], pagans, Hindus Hindus, and tribes of any religion can raid other realms for loot and captives. The resultant pillaging reduces the affected holdings' income for the next few years. Noble captives can be ransomed back to their families for gold, sacrificed in pagan rituals, arbitrarily executed, or, in the case of adult women, made into concubines.
23rd Jan '16 9:20:28 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''StrontiumDog'' story "Traitor to his Kind", Cuthbert asks Wulf if he ever raped and pillaged England. Wulf responds that he did a lot of pillaging back in the day, but there was no raping - the girls were only too willing.
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* In the ''StrontiumDog'' ''ComicBook/StrontiumDog'' story "Traitor to his Kind", Cuthbert asks Wulf if he ever raped and pillaged England. Wulf responds that he did a lot of pillaging back in the day, but there was no raping - the girls were only too willing.
18th Jan '16 3:59:50 PM Kalaong
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* A DiscussedTrope in Creator/WarrenEllis' ''ComicBook/{{Crecy}}'': The English, as the narrator has gleefully admitted, has been busy burning several villages on their progress from Caen to Crecy. This tactic was a favorite of Edward the Black Prince and intended to terrorize the population into believing that the French won't protect them and the English would. The narrator still insists, despite murdering French peasants, that they are the real underdogs against the French aristocratic army.
10th Jan '16 8:44:41 PM Kalaong
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TruthInTelevision; historically, this was known as "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevauchée chevauchée]]." This is generally a problem in areas without a strong government to keep order, even today. In many civilizations, it was not resolved until power, money, and land were consolidated under [[BlueBlood noblemen]] and [[RoyalBlood kings]] rich enough to afford standing armies. It is also one reason why peasants in older times tolerated kings and nobles who were quite nasty, as the alternative was almost always constant chaos caused by dozens and dozens of rival warlords. These days, this trope is considered a [[TheLawsandCustomsofWar Crime Against Humanity]].
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TruthInTelevision; historically, this was known as "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevauchée chevauchée]]." chevauchée.]]" This is generally a problem in areas without a strong government to keep order, even today. In many civilizations, it was not resolved until power, money, and land were consolidated under [[BlueBlood noblemen]] and [[RoyalBlood kings]] rich enough to afford standing armies. It is also one reason why peasants in older times tolerated kings and nobles who were quite nasty, as the alternative was almost always constant chaos caused by dozens and dozens of rival warlords. These days, this trope is considered a [[TheLawsandCustomsofWar Crime Against Humanity]].
10th Jan '16 8:44:28 PM Kalaong
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TruthInTelevision. This is generally a problem in areas without a strong government to keep order, even today. In many civilizations, it was not resolved until power, money, and land were consolidated under [[BlueBlood noblemen]] and [[RoyalBlood kings]] rich enough to afford standing armies. It is also one reason why peasants in older times tolerated kings and nobles who were quite nasty, as the alternative was almost always constant chaos caused by dozens and dozens of rival warlords. These days, this trope is considered a [[TheLawsandCustomsofWar Crime Against Humanity]].
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TruthInTelevision. TruthInTelevision; historically, this was known as "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevauchée chevauchée]]." This is generally a problem in areas without a strong government to keep order, even today. In many civilizations, it was not resolved until power, money, and land were consolidated under [[BlueBlood noblemen]] and [[RoyalBlood kings]] rich enough to afford standing armies. It is also one reason why peasants in older times tolerated kings and nobles who were quite nasty, as the alternative was almost always constant chaos caused by dozens and dozens of rival warlords. These days, this trope is considered a [[TheLawsandCustomsofWar Crime Against Humanity]].
2nd Jan '16 4:04:37 PM Timjames98
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TruthInTelevision. This is generally a problem in areas without a strong government to keep order, even today. In many civilizations, it was not resolved until power, money, and land were consolidated under [[BlueBlood noblemen]] and [[RoyalBlood kings]] rich enough to afford standing armies. It is also one reason why peasants in older times tolerated kings and nobles who were quite nasty, as the alternative was almost always constant chaos caused by dozens and dozens of rival warlords.
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TruthInTelevision. This is generally a problem in areas without a strong government to keep order, even today. In many civilizations, it was not resolved until power, money, and land were consolidated under [[BlueBlood noblemen]] and [[RoyalBlood kings]] rich enough to afford standing armies. It is also one reason why peasants in older times tolerated kings and nobles who were quite nasty, as the alternative was almost always constant chaos caused by dozens and dozens of rival warlords. warlords. These days, this trope is considered a [[TheLawsandCustomsofWar Crime Against Humanity]].
2nd Jan '16 4:01:24 PM Timjames98
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It should be noted that as nasty as this trope can get, its not entirely unjustified in terms of [[PragmaticVillainy cold hard pragmatism]], at least in less civilized settings. It provides food, supplies, and funds for an army far away from home which is in constant need of all three. It raises morale among the attacking forces, demoralizes the victims, and builds a fearsome reputation which can among be used to coerce surrender. The downside is that creates a lot of resentment from the population, turns enemy troops fanatical and invites reprisals, damages the economic value of the area you conquer, postpones cultural assimilation by decades, and can become [[FridgeHorror addictive to the troops]], which is a big problem when they return home. Even "good guys" like Lincoln in the Civil War were known to order this, because supplies were making them tactically sluggish. Also, rape can mean multiple things. [[HavingAGayOldTime One of the more archaic definitions is]] [[YouKeepUsingThatWord "to capture"]].
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It should be noted that as nasty as this trope can get, its not entirely unjustified in terms of [[PragmaticVillainy cold hard pragmatism]], at least in less civilized settings. It provides food, supplies, and funds for an army far away from home which is in constant need of all three. It raises morale among the attacking forces, demoralizes the victims, and builds a fearsome reputation which can among be used to coerce surrender. The downside is that creates a lot of resentment from the population, [[RoaringRampageofRevenge turns enemy troops fanatical and invites reprisals, reprisals]], damages the economic value of the area you conquer, postpones cultural assimilation by decades, and can become [[FridgeHorror addictive to the troops]], which is a big problem when they return home. Even "good guys" like Lincoln in the Civil War were known to order this, because supplies were making them tactically sluggish. Also, rape can mean multiple things. [[HavingAGayOldTime One of the more archaic definitions is]] [[YouKeepUsingThatWord "to capture"]].
4th Dec '15 1:50:24 PM Willbyr
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* ''HokutoNoKen''. This trope is often what is being inflicted upon the people Kenshiro must save, and is an excellent way to encourage him to [[YourHeadASplode pop some heads]]. [[BerserkButton Especially if you even think about doing this to children.]]
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* ''HokutoNoKen''.''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar''. This trope is often what is being inflicted upon the people Kenshiro must save, and is an excellent way to encourage him to [[YourHeadASplode pop some heads]]. [[BerserkButton Especially if you even think about doing this to children.]]

* ''{{Hellsing}}'': Invoked by [[BloodKnight The Major]] before the burning of London. [[TheRemnant The Last Battalion]] is only too happy to fulfill this in both letter and spirit.
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* ''{{Hellsing}}'': ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'': Invoked by [[BloodKnight The Major]] before the burning of London. [[TheRemnant The Last Battalion]] is only too happy to fulfill this in both letter and spirit.
29th Nov '15 9:36:58 AM Prfnoff
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* In ''TheWitcher'' short-story "Something bigger" (Coś więcej) Dandelion mentions the attacking Nifgaard army which "burns, kills and rapes everything in its path...not obligatory in this order".
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* In ''TheWitcher'' ''Literature/TheWitcher'' short-story "Something bigger" (Coś więcej) Dandelion mentions the attacking Nifgaard army which "burns, kills and rapes everything in its path...not obligatory in this order".

* In ''Literature/{{Candide}}'', when the Bulgars and Avars go to war, each side burns the other's towns and disembowels and rapes their inhabitants, all in accordance with international law. Cunegonde is said to be one of the many victims of this.
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* In ''Literature/{{Candide}}'', when the Bulgars and Avars go to war, each side burns the other's towns and disembowels and rapes their inhabitants, all in accordance with international law. Cunegonde is said reported by Pangloss to be one of the many victims of this.Bulgar gang-rape and disembowelment, though she turns out not to have been killed but sold into slavery.
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