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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.)
31st Oct '16 7:16:04 PM WillKeaton
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For what it's worth, the real-life US military facility in Antarctica ([=McMurdo=] Sound) is staffed by volunteers... you ''can't'' get Reassigned To Antarctica. (You can, however, get reassigned to places that make you ''wish'' you were in Antarctica.) The Japanese actually have a succinct word for this act: ''matsurikomu'' (祭り込む), which is translated to "place an obnoxious person in an out-of-the-way post to be rid of him."[[note]]but is written with kanji meaning "worship" and "pack into a group", making it an intersection of this trope with KickedUpstairs by way of JapanesePoliteness[[/note]].

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For what it's worth, the real-life US military facility in Antarctica ([=McMurdo=] Sound) is staffed by volunteers... you ''can't'' get Reassigned To Antarctica. (You can, however, get reassigned to places that make you ''wish'' you were in Antarctica.) The Japanese actually have a succinct word for this act: ''matsurikomu'' (祭り込む), which is translated to "place an obnoxious person in an out-of-the-way post to be rid of him."[[note]]but is written with kanji meaning "worship" and "pack into a group", making it an intersection of this trope with KickedUpstairs by way of JapanesePoliteness[[/note]].
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22nd Oct '16 4:13:17 PM WiseMan23753
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* In ''Anime/IzettaTheLastWitch'', the Emperor of Germania relocated the Commanding Officers who were in charge of a battle that resulted in them on the receiving end of a CurbStompBattle. Their destination were the prison camps, plus all of their lands and possession being taken away as an alternative to execution. Justified as the officers and surviving soldiers had info about the OutsideContextProblem that took away their victory and [[PragmaticVillainy executing them would be a waste]].

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* In ''Anime/IzettaTheLastWitch'', the Emperor of Germania relocated the Commanding Officers who were in charge of a battle that resulted in them on the receiving end of a CurbStompBattle. Their destination were the prison camps, plus all of their lands and possession possessions being taken away as an alternative to execution. Justified as the officers and surviving soldiers had info about the OutsideContextProblem that took away their victory and [[PragmaticVillainy executing them would be a waste]].
22nd Oct '16 4:12:33 PM WiseMan23753
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* In ''Anime/IzettaTheLastWitch'', the Emperor of Germania relocated the Commanding Officers who were in charge of a battle that resulted in them on the receiving end of a CurbStompBattle. Their destination were the prison camps, plus all of their lands and possession being taken away as an alternative to execution. Justified as the officers and surviving soldiers had info about the OutsideContextProblem that took away their victory and [[PragmaticVillainy executing them would be a waste]].
7th Oct '16 11:24:43 PM Nejiiuyn
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** Later on, we learn that the base is a dumping ground for the Navy's least-professional and generally unpleasant sailors.

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** Later on, we learn that the base is a dumping ground for the Navy's Marine's least-professional and generally unpleasant sailors.soldiers.
27th Sep '16 1:16:12 AM BattleMaster
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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).



* ''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 [[FridgeLogic attributed to her entire guild hall getting slaughtered.]]]]

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* ''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 [[FridgeLogic [[FunnyAneurysmMoment attributed to her entire guild hall getting slaughtered.]]]]
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