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11th Feb '18 4:55:53 PM nombretomado
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* In ParadoxInteractive games, you can make your own Red Shirt armies--just focus on sheer weight of numbers while ignoring technological advantages or leadership. You can also be on the other end: an advanced, disciplined army will usually kill dozens to hundreds times more soldiers than it will lose.

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* In ParadoxInteractive Creator/ParadoxInteractive games, you can make your own Red Shirt armies--just focus on sheer weight of numbers while ignoring technological advantages or leadership. You can also be on the other end: an advanced, disciplined army will usually kill dozens to hundreds times more soldiers than it will lose.
24th Jan '18 12:03:20 AM lillolillo
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** The Atomic Knights are a step up from the usual. While they do have top-notch training, good teamwork and state of the art equipment, they're still essentially {{Red Shirt}}s.
** Same thing with the [[Franchise/GreenLantern Green Lantern Corps]], with an added element of ConservationOfNinjutsu. An individual Green Lantern (Hal Jordan, Guy Gardner, Kilowog, Arisia etc.) is a powerful hero, but masses of nameless background Green Lanterns die in droves.

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** ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'': The Atomic Knights are a step up from the usual. While they do have top-notch training, good teamwork and state of the art equipment, they're still essentially {{Red Shirt}}s.
** ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'': In ''ComicBook/{{Bizarrogirl}}'', the SelfDemonstrating/{{Bizarro}} Justice League is blasted into oblivion by [[PlanetEater Godship]] very, very quickly.
** ''Franchise/GreenLantern'':
Same thing with the [[Franchise/GreenLantern Green Lantern Corps]], Corps, with an added element of ConservationOfNinjutsu. An individual Green Lantern (Hal Jordan, Guy Gardner, Kilowog, Arisia etc.) is a powerful hero, but masses of nameless background Green Lanterns die in droves.



* ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'': In numerous episodes, the heroes will be accompanied into battle by various DEO agents. Chances are, they won't last long.

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* ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'': ''Series/Supergirl2015'': In numerous episodes, the ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} and other heroes will be accompanied into battle by various DEO agents. Chances are, they won't last long.
31st Dec '17 3:17:50 AM foxley
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* In ''Film/{{Bats}}'', the U.S. military detachment in charge of dealing with the bat problem goes to the spot where the bats nest, ''at night'', and is completely annihilated.
20th Nov '17 2:00:05 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Whenever the Asgardian army in the ''Film/{{Thor}}'' movies fights anyone they fall in droves unless they're one of the supporting or main characters. The only time they're ever seen so much as winning a fight is when Odin is telling the story of his father's fight against the Dark Elves in the backstory of ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'', which may have been an embellished telling anyway. In ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' this gets taken UpToEleven with the BigBad Hela, who even slaughters [[spoiler:The Warriors Three, some of Thor's closest friends and thus people one would expect to have PlotArmor along with the rest of the Asgardian army completely effortlessly, devolving them to this role,]] [[TheWorfEffect simply to show off how powerful she is while she still only has a tiny fraction of her full power.]] [[NightOfTheLivingMooks Then she resurrects all of them from the dead]] [[OurZombiesAreDifferent to serve as her new army,]] turning them into the [[{{Mooks}} bad guy version of this trope.]]

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* Whenever the Asgardian army in the ''Film/{{Thor}}'' movies fights anyone they fall in droves unless they're one of the supporting or main characters. The only time they're ever seen so much as winning a fight is when Odin is telling the story of his father's fight against the Dark Elves in the backstory of ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'', which may have been an embellished telling anyway. In ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' this gets taken UpToEleven with the BigBad Hela, who even slaughters [[spoiler:The Warriors Three, some of Thor's closest friends and thus people one would expect to have PlotArmor along with the rest of the Asgardian army completely effortlessly, devolving them to this role,]] role]], [[TheWorfEffect simply to show off how powerful she is while she still only has a tiny fraction of her full power.]] power]]. [[NightOfTheLivingMooks Then she resurrects all of them from the dead]] [[OurZombiesAreDifferent dead to serve as her new army,]] army]], turning them into the [[{{Mooks}} bad guy version of this trope.]]trope]].
20th Nov '17 1:52:30 PM kyojikasshu
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* ''Franchise/StarTrek'': Despite it being the {{Trope Namer|s}}, quite a few of the characters that die in ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' are blue shirts or gold shirts. The first broadcast episode of the original series ("The Man Trap") has a body count of four minor crewmen, most of whom of course become monster chow shortly after beaming down to the planet. Ironically, the casualties are two blues, a gold and one unknown wearing a hazmat suit. In fact, no red shirt deaths occur until the seventh episode. The dubious honor goes to Crewman Mathews, who is pushed into a bottomless pit in "What Are Little Girls Made Of?". In addition, [[AvertedTrope this trope is completely averted]] in "A Taste of Armageddon": Kirk, Spock, and three redshirts beam down to Eminiar VII where, upon landing, they are sent to be killed. ''All'' of them survive.

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* ''Franchise/StarTrek'': Despite it being the {{Trope Namer|s}}, quite a few of the characters that die in ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' are blue shirts or gold shirts. The first broadcast episode of the original series ("The Man Trap") has a body count of four minor crewmen, most of whom of course become monster chow shortly after beaming down to the planet. Ironically, the casualties are two blues, a gold and one unknown wearing a hazmat suit. In fact, no red shirt deaths occur until the seventh episode. The dubious honor goes to Crewman Mathews, who is pushed into a bottomless pit in "What Are Little Girls Made Of?". In addition, [[AvertedTrope this trope is completely averted]] in "A Taste of Armageddon": Kirk, Spock, and three redshirts beam down to Eminiar VII where, upon landing, they are sent to be killed. ''All'' of them survive. And those redshirts in the page image? They actually all survive that episode ("The Devil in the Dark") - the one redshirt casualty in that episode isn't even in that shot!
6th Nov '17 4:19:08 AM immortalfrieza
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* Whenever the Asgardian army in the ''Film/{{Thor}}'' movies fights anyone they fall in droves unless they're one of the supporting or main characters. The only time they're ever seen so much as winning a fight is when Odin is telling the story of his father's fight against the Dark Elves in the backstory of ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'', which may have been an embellished telling anyway. In ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' this gets taken UpToEleven with the BigBad Hela, who even slaughters [[spoiler:The Warriors Three, some of Thor's closest friends and thus people one would expect to have PlotArmor along with the rest of the Asgardian army completely effortlessly, devolving them to this role,]] [[TheWorfEffect simply to show off how powerful she is while she still only has a tiny fraction of her full power.]] [[NightOfTheLivingMooks Then she resurrects all of them from the dead]] [[OurZombiesAreDifferent to serve as her new army,]] turning them into the [[{{Mooks}} bad guy version of this trope.]]
21st Oct '17 8:20:44 PM RoarkTenjouin
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** Surprisingly enough, ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'' has somewhat of a subversion with it's [=GM=] expy, the Shiden - while the suit fills most of the roles that the [=GM=] normally would have, although unlike the [=GM=], the amount destroyed is rather small in comparison[[note]]admittedly, Tekkaden is much smaller than the Earth Federation[[/note]]. Playing this straight, however, are the Grazes and Reginlazes in the faction loyal to [=McGillis=] Fareed, which much like the ones used by the villains, go down rather easily.
29th Sep '17 7:31:30 AM BeerBaron
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* For much of ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series and its backstory, the Imperial Legion has been the [[BadassArmy best professional army in the history of Tamriel]], and has aided in taking over most or all of Tamriel ''three times''. However, following the [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion Crisis]], the secession or loss of over half the Empire's provinces, and the [[GreatOffScreenWar Great War]] with the [[AntiHumanAlliance Aldmeri Dominion]], the Legion is not in much better shape than [[VestigialEmpire the Empire it serves]]. Still, it managed to force a stalemate with the Dominion, though [[WonTheWarLostThePeace Lost The Peace]] by agreeing to the unfavorable White-Gold Concordat, which led directly to the Skyrim {{Civil War}}. Due to the losses suffered during the Great War and the need for the protection of the remaining Legions in Cyrodiil, the Legionaries in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' are stated to be local recruits who are nowhere near the level of the highly disciplined Legionaries of the past, Justifying the trope. Whether or not they win the war is up to the actions of the PlayerCharacter during the Civil War questline.
25th Sep '17 7:39:41 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* In her mission to "purge" the SHINE promotion, Leva Bates amassed a following of men in white masks who sometimes physically interject themselves into conflicts, sometimes without prompting on her part. Most wrestlers don't find them hard to beat up but they can often ward off superior opponents through sheer numbers. And despite the implications they ''[[MeanIsNotEvil are]]'' a baby {{face}} group, once {{sav|ethevillain}}ing Su Yung, a Bates target, when Yung was thrown off a balcony by Jessicka Havok.[[/folder]]
21st Sep '17 3:12:42 PM MiinU
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* ''WebVideo/ResidentEvilAbridged'': From the moment S.T.A.R.S. Alpha team arrives outside the Spencer Mansion, they stat dropping like flies. Joseph is the first one to bite it, barely two minutes in. By the time the mission ends, Chris, Jill, Barry, and Brad are the only ones left from Alpha, and Rebecca is the ''[[SoleSurvivor only one]]'' left from Bravo Team.

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* ''WebVideo/ResidentEvilAbridged'': *''WebVideo/ResidentEvilAbridged'': From the moment S.T.A.R.S. Alpha team arrives outside the Spencer Mansion, they stat dropping like flies. Joseph is the first one to bite it, barely two minutes in. By the time the mission ends, Chris, Jill, Barry, and Brad are the only ones left from Alpha, and Rebecca is the ''[[SoleSurvivor only one]]'' left from Bravo Team.
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