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16th Jun '17 11:03:33 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Soldiers, guardsmen, and warriors on all sides are all either this or {{Mooks}} depending on SympatheticPOV. When Tyrion blows up Davos' crew, are they redshirts or mooks?

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
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Soldiers, guardsmen, and warriors on all sides are all either this or {{Mooks}} depending on SympatheticPOV. When Tyrion blows up Davos' crew, are they redshirts or mooks?mooks?
** Torrhen Karstark gets no characterization before being killed.
14th May '17 11:25:55 PM Troperinik
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': If you're one of the talking flowers, there's a ninety-nine percent chance you won't survive till the end of the episode.
14th May '17 10:27:19 PM Lemia
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* In ''Webcomic/SurvivorFanCharacters'', Orwell in Season 13 was a ''Franchise/StarTrek'' fan character who wore a red shirt and barely avoided dying from freak accidents multiple times. Ironically, he actually ended up being one of the season's luckiest characters as not only did he never actually die, but the comic's creator changed his elimination to occur much later in the season than initially planned.
21st Apr '17 9:33:52 PM Mhazard
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Compare to TheWorfEffect (a strong character is defeated to show the enemy's strength), SacrificalLion (an important character is killed to show the enemy's strength or seriousness), TheWorldsExpertOnGettingKilled, {{Retirony}}, MauveShirt, SacrificialLamb, DisposableSexWorker, AnyoneCanDie, LittleDeadRidingHood, CListFodder, AMillionIsAStatistic, and MonsterMunch.

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Compare to TheWorfEffect (a strong character is defeated to show the enemy's strength), SacrificalLion (an SacrificialLion (a strong and important character is killed to show the enemy's strength or seriousness), TheWorldsExpertOnGettingKilled, {{Retirony}}, MauveShirt, SacrificialLamb, DisposableSexWorker, AnyoneCanDie, LittleDeadRidingHood, CListFodder, AMillionIsAStatistic, and MonsterMunch.
21st Apr '17 9:33:12 PM Mhazard
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They are used [[MonsterMunch to show how the monster works]], and demonstrate that it is indeed a deadly menace, without having to lose anyone ''[[PlotArmor important]]'' (although there are [[SacrificialLion exceptions]]). Expect someone to say "HesDeadJim", lament this "valued crew member's [[WhatASenselessWasteOfHumanLife senseless death]]", and then [[ForgottenFallenFriend promptly forget him]]. Security personnel in general fall victim to the worst shade of this trope, as most of the time their deaths aren't even acknowledged at all; according to Hollywood, you could walk into a bank and shoot a security guard right in the face without anyone making a fuss. If you shot anyone else afterward, the headline would just read "Bank Customers Killed".

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They are used [[MonsterMunch to show how the monster works]], and demonstrate that it is indeed a deadly menace, without having to lose anyone ''[[PlotArmor important]]'' (although there are [[SacrificialLion exceptions]]).important]]''. Expect someone to say "HesDeadJim", lament this "valued crew member's [[WhatASenselessWasteOfHumanLife senseless death]]", and then [[ForgottenFallenFriend promptly forget him]]. Security personnel in general fall victim to the worst shade of this trope, as most of the time their deaths aren't even acknowledged at all; according to Hollywood, you could walk into a bank and shoot a security guard right in the face without anyone making a fuss. If you shot anyone else afterward, the headline would just read "Bank Customers Killed".



Compare to TheWorfEffect (a strong character is defeated to show the enemy's strength), TheWorldsExpertOnGettingKilled, {{Retirony}}, MauveShirt, SacrificialLamb, DisposableSexWorker, AnyoneCanDie, LittleDeadRidingHood, CListFodder, AMillionIsAStatistic, and MonsterMunch.

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Compare to TheWorfEffect (a strong character is defeated to show the enemy's strength), SacrificalLion (an important character is killed to show the enemy's strength or seriousness), TheWorldsExpertOnGettingKilled, {{Retirony}}, MauveShirt, SacrificialLamb, DisposableSexWorker, AnyoneCanDie, LittleDeadRidingHood, CListFodder, AMillionIsAStatistic, and MonsterMunch.
21st Apr '17 9:30:53 PM Mhazard
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They are used [[MonsterMunch to show how the monster works]], and demonstrate that it is indeed a deadly menace, without having to lose anyone ''[[PlotArmor important]]''. Expect someone to say "HesDeadJim", lament this "valued crew member's [[WhatASenselessWasteOfHumanLife senseless death]]", and then [[ForgottenFallenFriend promptly forget him]]. Security personnel in general fall victim to the worst shade of this trope, as most of the time their deaths aren't even acknowledged at all; according to Hollywood, you could walk into a bank and shoot a security guard right in the face without anyone making a fuss. If you shot anyone else afterward, the headline would just read "Bank Customers Killed".

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They are used [[MonsterMunch to show how the monster works]], and demonstrate that it is indeed a deadly menace, without having to lose anyone ''[[PlotArmor important]]''.important]]'' (although there are [[SacrificialLion exceptions]]). Expect someone to say "HesDeadJim", lament this "valued crew member's [[WhatASenselessWasteOfHumanLife senseless death]]", and then [[ForgottenFallenFriend promptly forget him]]. Security personnel in general fall victim to the worst shade of this trope, as most of the time their deaths aren't even acknowledged at all; according to Hollywood, you could walk into a bank and shoot a security guard right in the face without anyone making a fuss. If you shot anyone else afterward, the headline would just read "Bank Customers Killed".
18th Mar '17 8:12:33 AM erforce
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* The Finnish ''Franchise/StarTrek''[=/=]''Series/BabylonFive'' spoof ''[[http://www.starwreck.com/ Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning]]'' puts the Trek redshirts against the B5 security forces. The carnage was horrible. The redshirts throughout the ''Star Wreck'' series are also given [[MeaningfulName names that reflect their expendable nature]], such as "Lt. Suicide", "Sgt. Manshield", and "Lt. Cannonfodder".

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* The Finnish ''Franchise/StarTrek''[=/=]''Series/BabylonFive'' spoof ''[[http://www.starwreck.com/ Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning]]'' ''Film/StarWreckInThePirkinning'' puts the Trek redshirts against the B5 security forces. The carnage was horrible. The redshirts throughout the ''Star Wreck'' series are also given [[MeaningfulName names that reflect their expendable nature]], such as "Lt. Suicide", "Sgt. Manshield", and "Lt. Cannonfodder".
12th Mar '17 1:27:53 AM Luppercus
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* The Prospects in ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy''. Prospect are the bottom of the food chain in RealLife in the hierarchy of Motor Clubs as they are not really members and just a little bit over non-members, but in the show they fulfill more or less the Redshirt function (in an already violent show) as very few of them survive a season. [[spoiler:none of them survive the show.]]

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* The Prospects in ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy''. Prospect Prospects are the bottom of the food chain in RealLife in the hierarchy of Motor Clubs as they are not really members and just a little bit over non-members, but in the show they fulfill more or less the Redshirt function (in an already violent show) as very few of them survive a season. [[spoiler:none [[spoiler:None of them survive the show.]]
12th Mar '17 1:27:05 AM Luppercus
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* The Prospects in ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy''. Prospect are the bottom of the food chain in RealLife in the hierarchy of Motor Clubs as they are not really members and just a little bit over non-members, but in the show they fulfill more or less the Redshirt function (in an already violent show) as very few of them survive a season. [[spoiler:none of them survive the show.]]
10th Mar '17 8:01:06 PM Pichu-kun
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* Creator/{{Funimation}} voice actor Creator/VicMignogna (who also plays Kirk in the webseries ''WebVideo/StarTrekContinues'') wrote a ([[EarWorm horribly catchy]]) song about the Redshirt {{anime}} equivalents, called [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TA-QJ2d3kk "Soldier A":]]
-->''Soldier A, Soldier A\\
The unsung hero of anime\\
Hip hooray for Soldier A\\
He only has one line but saves the day\\
He's called upon to grunt or yell or scream\\
Even if his mouth is never seen\\
Through the fray with ne'er to say\\
He'll lead the way, he's Soldier A''



* Creator/{{Funimation}} voice actor Creator/VicMignogna (who also plays Kirk in the webseries ''WebVideo/StarTrekContinues'') wrote a ([[EarWorm horribly catchy]]) song about the Redshirt {{anime}} equivalents, called [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TA-QJ2d3kk "Soldier A":]]
-->''Soldier A, Soldier A\\
The unsung hero of anime\\
Hip hooray for Soldier A\\
He only has one line but saves the day\\
He's called upon to grunt or yell or scream\\
Even if his mouth is never seen\\
Through the fray with ne'er to say\\
He'll lead the way, he's Soldier A''



* Wrestling/{{TNA}} used the fire dancers who performed in Wrestling/SamoaJoe's entrances whenever they were unfortunate enough too or brave enough to try and help him during wrestling matches or when fights broke out. None of them died, though, just anticlimactically beaten up and thrown aside.[[/folder]]

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* Wrestling/{{TNA}} used the fire dancers who performed in Wrestling/SamoaJoe's entrances whenever they were unfortunate enough too or brave enough to try and help him during wrestling matches or when fights broke out. None of them died, though, just anticlimactically beaten up and thrown aside.aside.
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