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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...
10th Aug '17 6:42:45 AM SplineTicker
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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''.
15th Jul '17 10:04:51 AM nombretomado
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* This trope is discussed in the WesternAnimation/PrivateSnafu cartoon, ''The Outpost'', an attempt to debunk soldiers' gossip that assignment to remote locations was a punishment. It was no coincidence that the cartoon was made in WorldWarII, the most geographically encompassing conflict in human history.

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* This trope is discussed in the WesternAnimation/PrivateSnafu cartoon, ''The Outpost'', an attempt to debunk soldiers' gossip that assignment to remote locations was a punishment. It was no coincidence that the cartoon was made in WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, the most geographically encompassing conflict in human history.
7th Jul '17 11:31:15 AM Tacitus
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* In ''WebVideo/SwordArtOnlineAbridged'', this is the basis for Kirito and Asuna's "vacation" in Episode 10. Their guild leader Heathcliff is about to undertake a vital diplomatic mission to gain access to Floor 75, and so sends Kirito to Floor 22 because he's afraid the little {{Jerkass}} will do something to "piss someone off and kill thousands." Asuna gets to go along too as a guard and Heathcliff tries to spin the whole thing as a honeymoon of sorts.
25th Jun '17 3:34:08 PM WillKeaton
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* In ''[[http://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-30534-5/ShadowMaster+The+Passing+of+the+Shades+of+Black.htm The Passing of the Shades of Black]]'', a cadet for the WesternAnimation/MenInBlack is shown to have been sabotaging her fellow cadets in order to improve her chances of making field agent. Rather than have her neuralyzed and sent back to the Air Force, the higher ups take Xander's suggestion of giving her an assignment she'll hate. She ends up as the liaison to the alien race in charge of the porn industry with the offer that if she lasts five years without incident, she'll be made second in command of the Intelligence Division (which is three or four steps away from her dream job of becoming a Branch Director).

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* In ''[[http://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-30534-5/ShadowMaster+The+Passing+of+the+Shades+of+Black.htm The Passing of the Shades of Black]]'', Black,]]'' a cadet for the WesternAnimation/MenInBlack is shown to have been sabotaging her fellow cadets in order to improve her chances of making field agent. Rather than have her neuralyzed and sent back to the Air Force, the higher ups take Xander's suggestion of giving her an assignment she'll hate. She ends up as the liaison to the alien race in charge of the porn industry with the offer that if she lasts five years without incident, she'll be made second in command of the Intelligence Division (which is three or four steps away from her dream job of becoming a Branch Director).
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