History Main / RenegadeRussian

4th Nov '17 10:52:31 AM Terran117
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However, there's one big caveat. Their actions are neither authorised nor condoned by the Kremlin. Indeed, the Kremlin may well be actively trying to stop them, at the time of the Détente in particular. If you're too bad for the Soviet Union, then you are ''really'' bad.

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However, there's one big caveat. Their actions are neither authorised authorized nor condoned by the Kremlin. Indeed, the Kremlin may well be actively trying to stop them, at the time of the Détente in particular. If you're too bad for the Soviet Union, then you are ''really'' bad.



Given the nature of this trope, it goes without saying that it mostly applies to non-Russian stories, where these would just be just generic villains.

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Given the nature of this trope, it goes without saying that it mostly applies doesn't really apply to non-Russian actual Russian stories, where these would just be just generic villains.
4th Nov '17 10:51:28 AM Terran117
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The Renegade Russian, formerly Renegade Soviet before TheGreatPoliticsMessUp, is (or was) a member of the Soviet/Russian military, government, or SecretPolice. They are involved in an evil scheme, as either TheDragon or BigBad. They may well have Communist beliefs.

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The Renegade Russian, formerly Renegade Soviet before TheGreatPoliticsMessUp, is (or was) a member of the Soviet/Russian military, government, or SecretPolice. They are involved in an evil scheme, as either TheDragon or BigBad. They may well have Communist beliefs.\n



This sort of villain may also be used in post-Cold War stories (usually as an ex-KGB or Russian army official gone rogue, who may or may not be trying to bring back the Soviet Union).

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This sort of villain While they'll likely be a GenericDoomsdayVillain in a Cold-War era story, they may also be used well have Communist beliefs in post-Cold War stories (usually as an ex-KGB or Russian army official gone rogue, who a post-cold war story and may or may not be trying to bring back to soviet union. After all, modern Russia isn't Communist anymore, so you won't really risk offending the Soviet Union).
government by making their opponents the bad guy (well, sorta as modern Russians still have some soviet sympathies). In any case, expect the renegade to be an ex Red Army officer or KGB agent in both eras.


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Given the nature of this trope, it goes without saying that it mostly applies to non-Russian stories, where these would just be just generic villains.
31st Oct '17 10:29:07 AM godzillavkk
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** Colonel Moon, a renegade UsefulNotes/NorthKorea North Korean, in ''Film/DieAnotherDay''. Though he does gain the loyalty of the North Korean generals after the coup. (Except, oddly enough, Moon's father, an officer with a great deal of common sense.)

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** Colonel Moon, a renegade UsefulNotes/NorthKorea North Korean, from UsefulNotes/NorthKorea, in ''Film/DieAnotherDay''. Though he does gain the loyalty of the North Korean generals after the coup. (Except, oddly enough, Moon's father, an officer with a great deal of common sense.)
31st Oct '17 10:24:34 AM godzillavkk
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** Colonel Moon, a renegade North Korean, in ''Film/DieAnotherDay''. Though he does gain the loyalty of the North Korean generals after the coup. (Except, oddly enough, Moon's father, an officer with a great deal of common sense.)

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** Colonel Moon, a renegade UsefulNotes/NorthKorea North Korean, in ''Film/DieAnotherDay''. Though he does gain the loyalty of the North Korean generals after the coup. (Except, oddly enough, Moon's father, an officer with a great deal of common sense.)
24th Oct '17 7:22:44 PM nombretomado
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* In ''VideoGame/SplinterCell'', [[spoiler:General Kong Feirong]] and his faction of the [[spoiler:[[ChineseWithChopperSupport PLA]]]] provide another [[spoiler:Chinese]] example.

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* In ''VideoGame/SplinterCell'', [[spoiler:General Kong Feirong]] and his faction of the [[spoiler:[[ChineseWithChopperSupport [[spoiler:[[UsefulNotes/ChineseWithChopperSupport PLA]]]] provide another [[spoiler:Chinese]] example.
25th Aug '17 6:36:43 PM nombretomado
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* The ''TabletopGame/GURPSTechnomancer'' setting has Russia in a civil war between the [[TheNewRussia Federal forces]] and rebels led by UsefulNotes/JosephStalin, who was [[NotQuiteDead never quite dead]], just [[KingInTheMountain sleeping and waiting]].

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* The ''TabletopGame/GURPSTechnomancer'' setting has Russia in a civil war between the [[TheNewRussia [[UsefulNotes/TheNewRussia Federal forces]] and rebels led by UsefulNotes/JosephStalin, who was [[NotQuiteDead never quite dead]], just [[KingInTheMountain sleeping and waiting]].
3rd Aug '17 10:25:21 AM GrammarNavi
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* [[AcePilot Colonel Markov]], General Stanisgeslov, and [[spoiler:Major Illich]] from ''AceCombatAssaultHorizon'', whose coup forces against the Russian government of 2016 are called the New Russian Federation (NRF).

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* [[AcePilot Colonel Markov]], General Stanisgeslov, and [[spoiler:Major Illich]] from ''AceCombatAssaultHorizon'', ''VideoGame/AceCombatAssaultHorizon'', whose coup forces against the Russian government of 2016 are called the New Russian Federation (NRF).
25th Jul '17 9:56:50 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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How to have a RedScare villain without insulting the Soviet Union or the Russian Federation.

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How to have a RedScare villain without insulting the [[UsefulNotes/SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn Soviet Union Union]] or the [[UsefulNotes/TheNewRussia Russian Federation.
Federation]].
15th Jul '17 10:09:56 AM nombretomado
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* ''Series/TheNewAvengers'': In the "K is for Kill" two-parter, Colonel Stanislav is a hardliner who is not happy with the thawing Cold War, and puts in a motion a scheme set up after WorldWarII in an attempt to trigger World War III.

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* ''Series/TheNewAvengers'': In the "K is for Kill" two-parter, Colonel Stanislav is a hardliner who is not happy with the thawing Cold War, and puts in a motion a scheme set up after WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII in an attempt to trigger World War III.
15th Jun '17 4:58:21 PM Rubber_Lotus
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* A Chinese variant in ComicBook/IronMan villain the Mandarin, at least in his earliest appearances. While he lived in and occasionally helped Red China, it was made clear from his debut that he thinks himself above both Beijing ''and'' Washington, and he routinely humiliates the PLA officials sent to negotiate with him.
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