History Main / ReassignedToAntarctica

9th Aug '16 4:04:39 PM nombretomado
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* In ''DecadesOfDarkness'', an AlternateHistory timeline, being transferred to the West African colony of Whydah is considered this for members of the American military. The American State Department's equivalent assignment is Liberia.

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* In ''DecadesOfDarkness'', ''Literature/DecadesOfDarkness'', an AlternateHistory timeline, being transferred to the West African colony of Whydah is considered this for members of the American military. The American State Department's equivalent assignment is Liberia.
1st Aug '16 7:23:51 PM rockmanx
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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.) Japanese actually has a succinct word for this act: ''matsurikomu'' (祭り込む), which is translated "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 has 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 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]].
28th Jul '16 5:50:45 AM MsZephy7
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* In the anime of ''Literature/TheHeroicLegendOfArslan'', after [[spoiler: freeing himself from Lusitanian captivity and rumors of Arslan being adopted are spreading]], Andragoras ordered Arslan to go to the coastal regions to gather 50,000 men for the war effort and not to return unless he has the men. Everyone effectively realized the king is basically exiling and banishing his son in all but name.
22nd Jul '16 9:48:35 PM TotemicHero
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-->-- ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}''

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-->-- ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}''
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22nd Jul '16 7:18:33 PM Discar
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->''"Gerard, take a note. This is the third time this month that the busy Lieutenant Vormoncrief has come to my negative attention in matters touching political concerns. Remind Us to find him a post somewhere in the Empire where he may be less busy."''
-->-- '''Emperor Gregor Vorbarra''', ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga A Civil Campaign]]''

-> (After discovering Ethan Hunt has stolen information literally right out from under Donloe's nose) '''Eugene Kittridge''': I want him [Donloe] manning a radar tower in Alaska by the end of the day. Just mail him his clothes.
->- ''Film/MissionImpossible''

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->''"Gerard, take ->''"Three years ago you assaulted a note. This is superior officer for ordering his soldiers to fire upon civilians. He and his body cast were shipped to Pearl Harbor, while you were transferred to Mars, home of the third time this month that the busy Lieutenant Vormoncrief has come to my negative attention in matters touching political concerns. Remind Us to find him a post somewhere in the Empire where he may be less busy.Union Aerospace Corporation."''
-->-- '''Emperor Gregor Vorbarra''', ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga A Civil Campaign]]''

-> (After discovering Ethan Hunt has stolen information literally right out from under Donloe's nose) '''Eugene Kittridge''': I want him [Donloe] manning a radar tower in Alaska by the end of the day. Just mail him his clothes.
->- ''Film/MissionImpossible''
''VideoGame/{{Doom}}''
22nd Jul '16 4:03:26 PM res20stupid
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* ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'': Helena was kicked out of the CIA and assigned to the Secret Service because [[spoiler: [[BigBrotherInstinct she shot her sister's abusive boyfriend in the leg]].]] If you think it's stupid that Helena was given ''the most elite and prestigious security detail in US law enforcement'' as punishment... [[FridgeBrilliance you're onto something]]. [[spoiler: [[BigBad Simmons]] assigned Helena as a weak link in the President's security detail so that he could kidnap her sister and blackmail her into helping assassinate the President]].
21st Jul '16 6:34:21 PM TheUnknownUploader
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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 to have him killed. [[UnexplainedRecovery Twice.]]
22nd Jun '16 4:27:22 AM Adept
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22nd Jun '16 4:26:13 AM Adept
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* The trope is subverted in the 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 trope is subverted in the PrivateSnafu 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.
19th May '16 1:07:26 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In an episode of 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 RockosModernLife 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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