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4th Dec '17 11:48:39 AM Premonition45
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* PromotedToScapegoat: A character is put into a high position as part of a scheme.
29th Nov '17 8:21:06 PM Stealth
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* Happens all the time in ''TabletopGame/BattleTech''. Two notable examples include Aidan Pryde, a Clan Jade Falcon commander who was transferred to the destroyed Falcon Guard (which due to a humiliating defeat was considered nothing but a dumping ground for failures) and Caradoc "Doc" Trevena, a Lyran officer who got sent to the Coventry militia by a commander who took his lack of promotions as a sign of incompetence (in fact, Trevena had been refusing promotions because he was very good at doing the job he had at his current rank: training squads to combat effectiveness).

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* Happens all the time in ''TabletopGame/BattleTech''. Two notable examples include Aidan Pryde, a Clan Jade Falcon commander who was transferred to the destroyed Falcon Guard (which due to a humiliating defeat was considered nothing but a dumping ground for failures) and Caradoc "Doc" Trevena, a Lyran officer who got sent to the Coventry militia by a commander who took his lack of promotions as a sign of incompetence (in fact, Trevena had been refusing promotions because he was very good at doing the job he had at his current rank: training squads to combat effectiveness). Notably, both of these managed to be enormous {{Reassignment Backfire}}s when these disparaged and otherwise ignored Mechwarriors end up being linchpins in saving the Jade Falcon retreat at Tukayyid and saving the vital factory planet of Coventry from Jade Falcon invasion, respectively, and showing their detractors what-for, usually by watching said detractors [[IgnoredExpert get killed by not listening to good advice]].
11th Nov '17 11:59:26 AM thatother1dude
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* The Object Maintenance unit from ''LightNovel/HeavyObject'' is sent to Antarctica to locate terrorists in possession of a SAM missile base.
11th Nov '17 11:58:12 AM thatother1dude
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* In an episode of the ''WesternAnimation/{{Dilbert}}'' cartoon, two teams within Dilbert's company (his team and that of the one-off villain Lena) are pitted against each other to finish a task, with the team that fails being reassigned to [[TakeThat Albany, New York (cue an image of a desolate, snowy waste)]].
--> '''Lena's newly-decapitated head''': "Well, better this than Albany."

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* In an episode of the ''WesternAnimation/{{Dilbert}}'' cartoon, two teams within Dilbert's company (his team and that of the one-off villain Lena) are pitted against each other to finish a task, with the team that fails being reassigned to [[TakeThat [[PlaceWorseThanDeath Albany, New York (cue an image of a desolate, snowy waste)]].
--> '''Lena's newly-decapitated head''': "Well, Well, better this than Albany."
6th Sep '17 1:45:28 PM SeptimusHeap
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* In ''VideoGame/DeepFear'', it's eventually revealed that Commander Clansy was assigned to the [[UnderwaterBase Sea Table]] after he [[spoiler:fired a torpedo at a civilian vessel in contested waters, which another character states he ''knew'' he was doing]]. And Clansy ''[[NeverMyFault genuinely considers this to be]] DisproportionateRetribution''.
3rd Sep '17 9:36:17 AM HalcyonDayz
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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfBerseria'': It's not like [[HellholePrison Titania]] offered much opportunity for career advancement to begin with, but after failing to stop Velvet escaping at the start of the game, Oscar Dragonia isn't heard from for over half the game - talking to certain NPCs reveals he'd been disciplined by being assigned milk runs in the boonies. When you do see him again, he's being handed a dead-quiet governor position on a far-fling island chain (allegedly) better known as a honeymoon destination than for strategic importance. When the player party screw that up for him, he gets reassigned to a barely-inhabited marshy shithole in the middle of nowhere, armed with a prototype device that he's more or less told will kill him when activated.

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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfBerseria'': It's not like [[HellholePrison Titania]] offered much opportunity for career advancement to begin with, but after failing to stop Velvet escaping at the start of the game, Oscar Dragonia isn't heard from for over half the game - talking to certain NPCs {{Non Player Character}}s reveals he'd been disciplined by being assigned milk runs in the boonies. When you do see him again, he's being handed a dead-quiet governor position on a far-fling island chain (allegedly) better known as a honeymoon destination than for strategic importance. When the player party screw that up for him, he gets reassigned to a barely-inhabited marshy shithole in the middle of nowhere, armed with a prototype device that he's more or less told will kill him when activated.
19th Aug '17 9:35:58 AM Jhonny
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* In the ''VideoGame/TotalWar'' series, as the [[BadassFamily ruling family of your faction]] expands, it is inevitable that [[BigScrewedUpFamily a few members will come along with several detrimental traits and no redeeming qualities]]. Rather than allow them to sit around [[InTheBlood polluting your family line with their negative traits]], [[LosingTheTeamSpirit decreasing the morale]] of your soldiers as [[GeneralFailure Generals]], and/or [[CorruptCorporateExecutive embezzling and causing unrest in your cities as governors]], you have two options to deal with them: this trope or pull a UriahGambit. Since even the worst Generals still get a bodyguard unit of tough heavy cavalry, it can be more beneficial to leave them alive. Simply send them to far reaches of your territory and have them build a fort. They can simply sit and act as unit of heavy cavalry guarding the frontier.

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* In the ''VideoGame/TotalWar'' series, as the [[BadassFamily ruling family of your faction]] expands, it is inevitable that [[BigScrewedUpFamily a few members will come along with several detrimental traits and no redeeming qualities]]. Rather than allow them to sit around [[InTheBlood polluting your family line with their negative traits]], [[LosingTheTeamSpirit decreasing the morale]] of your soldiers as [[GeneralFailure Generals]], and/or [[CorruptCorporateExecutive embezzling and causing unrest in your cities as governors]], you have two options to deal with them: this trope or pull a UriahGambit. Since even the worst Generals still get a bodyguard unit of tough heavy cavalry, it can be more beneficial to leave them alive. Simply send them to far reaches of your territory and have them build a fort. They can simply sit and act as a unit of heavy cavalry guarding the frontier.
19th Aug '17 12:56:53 AM jormis29
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* In the ''Franchise/TotalWar'' series, as the [[BadassFamily ruling family of your faction]] expands, it is inevitable that [[BigScrewedUpFamily a few members will come along with several detrimental traits and no redeeming qualities]]. Rather than allow them to sit around [[InTheBlood polluting your family line with their negative traits]], [[LosingTheTeamSpirit decreasing the morale]] of your soldiers as [[GeneralFailure Generals]], and/or [[CorruptCorporateExecutive embezzling and causing unrest in your cities as governors]], you have two options to deal with them: this trope or pull a UriahGambit. Since even the worst Generals still get a bodyguard unit of tough heavy cavalry, it can be more beneficial to leave them alive. Simply send them to far reaches of your territory and have them build a fort. They can simply sit and act as unit of heavy cavalry guarding the frontier.

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* In the ''Franchise/TotalWar'' ''VideoGame/TotalWar'' series, as the [[BadassFamily ruling family of your faction]] expands, it is inevitable that [[BigScrewedUpFamily a few members will come along with several detrimental traits and no redeeming qualities]]. Rather than allow them to sit around [[InTheBlood polluting your family line with their negative traits]], [[LosingTheTeamSpirit decreasing the morale]] of your soldiers as [[GeneralFailure Generals]], and/or [[CorruptCorporateExecutive embezzling and causing unrest in your cities as governors]], you have two options to deal with them: this trope or pull a UriahGambit. Since even the worst Generals still get a bodyguard unit of tough heavy cavalry, it can be more beneficial to leave them alive. Simply send them to far reaches of your territory and have them build a fort. They can simply sit and act as unit of heavy cavalry guarding the frontier.
13th Aug '17 9:35:41 PM intastiel
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* ''Webcomic/{{Widdershins}}'' has Voss sent [[http://www.widdershinscomic.com/wdshn/may-20th-2014/ to Nepal]] after he badly mishandles a situation in the Prussian military.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Widdershins}}'' has Voss sent [[http://www.widdershinscomic.com/wdshn/may-20th-2014/ to Nepal]] after he badly mishandles a situation in the Prussian military. His "mission" is to check the status of the magical anchor of Chomolungma, a.k.a. Mount Everest. It's right where they left it. [[spoiler:Moreover, he releases a powerful, hostile spirit through the anchor, so he actually ''bungles'' his make-work project.]]
13th Aug '17 3:35:00 AM LordInsane
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*** In the ''Bloodmoon'' expansion, most or all of the soldiers stationed at Fort Frostmoth are there because of punishment. It's a freezing island filled with werewolves, naked barbarians, tree-women, and undead warriors.

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*** In the ''Bloodmoon'' expansion, most or all of the soldiers stationed at Fort Frostmoth are there because of punishment. It's a freezing island filled with werewolves, naked barbarians, tree-women, and undead warriors. One of the first quests in the Bloodmoon main quest reveals[[spoiler: the Imperial Cult priest Antonius Nuncius]] has this attitude to his assignment, and has cooked up a scheme to inflame tensions in the fort in a bid to get reassigned. If you inform on this, Fort Frostmoth's commander remarks that if the schemer had simply ''asked'' he'd have been happy to recommend a reassignment, but now he's going to recommend that [[spoiler:Antonius Nuncius']] assignment to Frostmoth is extended indefinitely...
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