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16th Mar '17 12:52:35 PM BeerBaron
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* It is hinted in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'''s Bloodmoon expansion that 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.
* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'': Several of the Mages' Guild Hall leaders are implied to have been assigned as such so that they aren't around the Arcane University. Of particular note is Jeanne Frasoric, the young leader of the Bruma Mages' Guild who is outright called incompetent by her colleagues, and is even noted by [[TheArchmage Traven himself]] to be very annoying. Made even funnier by the fact that Bruma is actually situated in the coldest region of Cyrodiil. Then it becomes kind of sobering when you realize that [[spoiler:her incompetence [[FunnyAneurysmMoment attributed to her entire guild hall getting slaughtered.]]]]

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** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'':
*** Trebonius, the incompetent Archmage of the Mages Guild in Vvardenfell,
is hinted in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'''s Bloodmoon expansion believed to have gotten that title as a combination of this trope and KickedUpstairs. He is indeed a powerful battlemage, but his mainland superiors got tired of his incompetence in managing Guild affairs, so they made him the Archmage in the most backwater province in the empire to get him out of their hair.
*** In ''Bloodmoon'',
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.
* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'': Several
warriors.
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', several
of the Mages' Guild Hall leaders are implied to have been assigned as such so that they aren't around the Arcane University. Of particular note is Jeanne Frasoric, the young leader of the Bruma Mages' Guild who is outright called incompetent by her colleagues, and is even noted by [[TheArchmage Traven himself]] to be very annoying. Made even funnier by the fact that Bruma is actually situated in the coldest region of Cyrodiil. Then it becomes kind of sobering when you realize that [[spoiler:her incompetence [[FunnyAneurysmMoment attributed to her entire guild hall getting slaughtered.]]]]
15th Mar '17 4:26:13 PM JoeMerl
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MiloMurphysLaw,'' [[TimePolice Cavendish and Dakota]] discover that their mission to protect pistachios in the present is basically this. The two are so incompetent that they were given the least important assignment that the Time Agents had, which amounts to "preserve this thing that the boss liked eating as a kid."
30th Jan '17 8:56:33 AM BeerBaron
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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.
25th Dec '16 7:29:23 AM Nyame
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* ''FanFic/ThisBites'': The PR disaster that was Enies Lobby causes Sengoku to reassign every Marine that follows "[[KnightTemplar Absolute Justice]]" to the New World to wage war against the Four Emperors and keep them out of the public eye before they make things worse than they already have. Among these Marines include Admiral Akainu and Vice-Admiral Onigumo. For all his faults, Sengoku despises the doctrine of "Absolute Justice" and wanted to dishonorably discharge/imprison those in question (specifically Akainu), especially since that would be the easiest and fastest way to fix this mess, but the Corps needs their abilities too much in face of the rising crime rate.
20th Dec '16 4:18:01 PM intastiel
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* Webcomic/{{Widdershins}} has Voss [[http://www.widdershinscomic.com/wdshn/may-20th-2014/ experiencing this]].

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* Webcomic/{{Widdershins}} ''Webcomic/{{Widdershins}}'' has Voss sent [[http://www.widdershinscomic.com/wdshn/may-20th-2014/ experiencing this]]. to Nepal]] after he badly mishandles a situation in the Prussian military.
1st Dec '16 11:23:12 PM bwburke94
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** Lt. Sonny Fuzz has been reassigned to places in the lines of Antarctica (perhaps literally there, too) a couple of times, though we've never seen him actually end up there.

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** Lt. Sonny Fuzz has been reassigned to places in along the lines of Antarctica (perhaps literally there, too) a couple of times, though we've never seen him actually end up there.



* Creator/AAPessimal's ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' fic ''Bungle in the Jungle'' deals with the political fallout at the end of the canonical novel ''Discworld/{{Snuff}}''. Lucinda Rust, sister of Gravid, cannot be inhumed by order of the Patrician. But the Guild of Assassins chooses to reassign a liability and an embarrassment to be resident Guild representative in a distant tropical plague-pit a long way from civilization.

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* Creator/AAPessimal's ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' fic ''Bungle in the Jungle'' deals with the political fallout at the end of the canonical novel ''Discworld/{{Snuff}}''. Lucinda Rust, sister of Gravid, cannot be inhumed by order of the Patrician. But the Guild of Assassins chooses to reassign a embarrassing liability and an embarrassment to be as resident Guild representative in to a distant tropical plague-pit a long way from civilization.plague-pit.



* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' had Violetta [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20110909 reassigned into Mechanicsburg]] because she "wasn't ''good enough''"... [[{{Subversion}} supposedly]]. [[spoiler:Actually Tarvek pulled strings to get her put there in order to save her life, because someone had been assassinating the Smoke Knights assigned to protect him, and he didn't want her to die doing a job she hated.]]
** Castle Heterodyne also serves this purpose for Baron Wulfenbach, albeit more directly lethal than most examples, acting as a work camp/prison for screwup subordinates and dangerous criminals.

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* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' Tarvek had Violetta [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20110909 reassigned into to Mechanicsburg]] because she "wasn't ''good enough''"... [[{{Subversion}} supposedly]]. [[spoiler:Actually Tarvek pulled strings to get have her put sent there in order to save her life, because someone had been assassinating the Smoke Knights assigned to protect him, and he didn't want her to die doing a job she hated.]]
** Baron Wulfenbach employs Castle Heterodyne also serves for this purpose for Baron Wulfenbach, purpose, albeit with more directly lethal direct lethality than most examples, acting as a work camp/prison for screwup subordinates examples. Repairing and researching the Castle from the inside out is the job given to convicts considered too dangerous criminals.for a conventional prison...and guarding those prisoners is punishment duty for lousy Wulfenbach employees.



* The Wiki/SCPFoundation files make occasional use of this. For displaying either egregious stupidity or horrific violations of common decency, (i.e. rearranging the furnishings of a young blind girl for a laugh) someone can be reassigned to Keter duty. Keter is the classification used for objects or beings that show an active, intense hostility towards human life, civilization, or existence itself. As they often have to have incredibly difficult and precise means of containment and can cause significant destruction if they breach their containment, this tends to lead to a dangerous, short lived assignment for many of the people assigned to such duties.

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* The Wiki/SCPFoundation files make occasional use of this. For displaying either egregious stupidity or horrific violations of disregard for common decency, decency (i.e. rearranging the furnishings of a young blind girl for a laugh) someone laugh), Foundation staff can be reassigned to Keter duty. Keter is the classification used for objects or beings that show an active, intense hostility towards human life, civilization, or existence itself. As they often have to have require incredibly difficult and precise and challenging means of containment and can cause significant destruction if they breach their containment, this tends to lead to prevent wholesale destruction, staff members on Keter duty have a dangerous, VERY short lived assignment for many of the people assigned to such duties.life expectency.



* How ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' came to Earth, and a running theme in the series. Zim doesn't seem to know or care that this isn't a "good" assignment. It's because this reassignment was just a disguised suicide mission. The Tallest sent him there not knowing there was a planet in the vicinity and hoped he would die along the way. They're a little more blunt when it comes to Skoodge, though: "You will be assigned to Blorch, home of the slaughtering rat people."
** [[ReassignmentBackfire Hilariously enough]], [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass Skoodge]] manages to be the first invader in Impending Doom II to conquer his planet. The Tallest by trying to have him killed. [[UnexplainedRecovery Twice.]]

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* How ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' came to Earth, and a running theme RunningGag in the series. Zim doesn't seem to know or care that this the planet isn't a "good" assignment. It's because this reassignment assignment -- in fact, it was just little more than a disguised thinly-disguised suicide mission. The Tallest sent him there out not knowing there was a planet in the vicinity and hoped vicinity, in the hope that he would die along the way. way.
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They're a little more blunt when it comes to Skoodge, though: Skoodge: "You will be assigned to Blorch, home of the slaughtering rat people."
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" [[ReassignmentBackfire Hilariously enough]], [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass Skoodge]] manages to be the first invader in Impending Doom II to conquer his planet. The Tallest by trying had already tried to have him killed. [[UnexplainedRecovery Twice.]]



* About half of the main cast in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated''. Bumblebee and Bulkhead were assigned space bridge repair detail as punishment for an incident in boot camp (though Bulkhead didn't mind), while Optimus himself was put in as their captain because it was about the highest position he qualified for after the Elita-1 incident.

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* About half of the main cast in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated''. Bumblebee and Bulkhead were assigned space bridge repair detail as punishment for an incident in boot camp (though Bulkhead didn't mind), while Optimus himself was put in installed as their captain because it was about the highest position he qualified for after the Elita-1 incident.



* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeRenegades'' opens with two hapless Cobra guards standing in front of a remote bunker in the middle of a frozen wasteland. A brief conversation between the two reveals that they both ended up there by failing to prevent the Joes from getting into secure areas. Naturally, the Joes show up again. One wonders where they'll get sent next time...

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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeRenegades'' opens with two hapless Cobra guards standing in front of a remote bunker in the middle of a frozen wasteland. A brief conversation between the two reveals that they were both ended up assigned there by due to previously failing to prevent the Joes from getting into secure areas. Naturally, the Joes show up again. One wonders where they'll get sent next time...



* The trope is subverted in the WesternAnimation/PrivateSnafu cartoon, ''The Outpost'', which was intended to teach US soldiers that being assigned to remote locations is not a punishment, but a chance to participate in an important part of the United States' vital worldwide observation network to help win WorldWarII.

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* The This trope is subverted discussed in the WesternAnimation/PrivateSnafu cartoon, ''The Outpost'', which was intended an attempt to teach US soldiers debunk soldiers' gossip that being assigned assignment to remote locations is not was a punishment, but a chance to participate in an important part of punishment. It was no coincidence that the United States' vital worldwide observation network to help win WorldWarII.cartoon was made in WorldWarII, the most geographically encompassing conflict in human history.



* A 1980s episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'' had Mr. Spacely threaten to (and almost) reassign George to "Outer Moongolia"[[note]]"Moongolia" is not a typo, buy the way.[[/note]]
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' Mr. Burns gives Homer and two lunkhead employees the duty of watching the company bee while a nuclear inspection is going on, thus hiding them away in the basement while the inspection is going on. Homer it the only one of the three not to question it.

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* A 1980s episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'' had Mr. Spacely threaten to (and almost) reassign George to "Outer Moongolia"[[note]]"Moongolia" is not a typo, buy by the way.[[/note]]
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' Mr. Burns gives Homer and two other lunkhead employees the duty of watching the company bee while a nuclear inspection is going on, thus hiding them away in the basement while where the inspection is going on. inspectors won't witness their incompetence. Homer it is the only one of the three not to question it.what's happening.



* In an episode of WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife focusing on the parasites living on Spunky, Bloaty the tick invites his ill tempered boss to dinner to stay on his good side. The second his boss enters the room he shouts "YOU'RE FIRED!" (Which he quickly explains was just a VerbalTic due to how often he fires people) then warns Bloaty that he can, on a whim, reassign Bloaty to the Colon Mines.

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* In an episode of WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife focusing on the parasites living on Spunky, Bloaty the tick invites his ill tempered ill-tempered boss to dinner to stay on his good side. The second his boss enters the room he shouts "YOU'RE FIRED!" (Which he quickly explains was just a VerbalTic due to how often he fires people) then warns Bloaty that he can, on a whim, reassign Bloaty to the Colon Mines.
31st Oct '16 7:17:49 PM WillKeaton
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** Shinobu shares the same fate, albeit [[OldShame for a different reason.]] The second film revealed she [[spoiler: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patlabor_2:_The_Movie had an affair with her instructor]], while she was a student at the Tsuge Institute, [[NeverLiveItDown which created a scandal.]] It wasn't long before word of the affair reached the top brass, forcing her to settle for a position with Special Vehicles]].

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** Shinobu shares the same fate, albeit [[OldShame for a different reason.]] The second film revealed she [[spoiler: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patlabor_2:_The_Movie had an affair with her instructor]], instructor,]] while she was a student at the Tsuge Institute, [[NeverLiveItDown which created a scandal.]] It wasn't long before word of the affair reached the top brass, forcing her to settle for a position with Special Vehicles]].
31st Oct '16 7:17:26 PM WillKeaton
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** The manga ''Gundam Legacy'' (which focuses on [[TheGreatestStoryNeverTold Greatest Stories Never Told]] about GaidenGame characters) has an almost literal example. In the final story arc, Ford Romfellow[[note]]from the game ''Encounters in Space''[[/note]] and Agar[[note]]from ''Zeonic Front''[[/note]] defy their [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Titans]] superiors to help stop a plot by Zeon die-hards that would have resulted in the destruction of the Zeon home colony, Zuum. In punishment, they're demoted to Ensigns and shipped off to the ass-end of the world; Ford has an "[[Creator/LaurelAndHardy another fine mess you've gotten me into]]" attitde, but Agar is surprisingly upbeat -- either because he knows they did the right thing, or because their company includes the cute BridgeBunnies Noel Anderson[[note]]from ''Lost War Chronicles''[[/note]] and Miyu Takizawa[[note]]Ford's old teammate, who takes every opportunity to razz him[[/note]].

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** The manga ''Gundam Legacy'' (which focuses on [[TheGreatestStoryNeverTold Greatest Stories Never Told]] about GaidenGame characters) has an almost literal example. In the final story arc, Ford Romfellow[[note]]from the game ''Encounters in Space''[[/note]] and Agar[[note]]from ''Zeonic Front''[[/note]] defy their [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Titans]] superiors to help stop a plot by Zeon die-hards that would have resulted in the destruction of the Zeon home colony, Zuum. In punishment, they're demoted to Ensigns and shipped off to the ass-end of the world; Ford has an "[[Creator/LaurelAndHardy another fine mess you've gotten me into]]" attitde, but Agar is surprisingly upbeat -- either because he knows they did the right thing, or because their company includes the cute BridgeBunnies Noel Anderson[[note]]from ''Lost War Chronicles''[[/note]] and Miyu Takizawa[[note]]Ford's Takizawa.[[note]]Ford's old teammate, who takes every opportunity to razz him[[/note]].him[[/note]]
31st Oct '16 7:16:41 PM WillKeaton
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(Incidentally, the picture shows actual Royal Marines occupying [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rockall Rockall]], which really is a lump of rock sticking up in the middle of the Atlantic. The UK government claims it because it gives it territorial rights to the sea around it. The Marines don't have to stay there long, thankfully.)

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(Incidentally, the picture shows actual Royal Marines occupying [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rockall Rockall]], Rockall,]] which really is a lump of rock sticking up in the middle of the Atlantic. The UK government claims it because it gives it territorial rights to the sea around it. The Marines don't have to stay there long, thankfully.)
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