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28th Jan '18 9:50:00 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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In The Pantheon/TropePantheon, this trope is represented by [[VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption John Marston]] from the video game ''Red Dead Redemption''.
27th Jan '18 1:21:16 PM MysticStarLover1221
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In The Pantheon/TropePantheon, this trope is represented by [[VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption John Marston]] from the video game ''Red Dead Redemption''.
21st Dec '17 8:51:15 AM Derkhan
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* In ''Literature/RiverOfTeeth'', Hero Shackleby is a retired DemolitionsExpert and MasterPoisoner who's bought themselves a little house on the prairie and spends their time sipping poisoned iced tea on their porch. Since that has become really boring really fast, Hero jumps at the opportunity Houndstooth presents to be active again and do OneLastJob that will make them known far and wide.
19th Oct '17 10:12:15 PM ReturnedYetAgain
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* In O. Henry's story, "A Retrieved Reformation," the safecracker Jimmy Valentine has gotten out of jail and is trying to go honest under [[StartingANewLife a new identity]] so that he can marry a banker's daughter. But when a young child accidentally locks herself in the bank's new super-secure safe, he's the only one with [[CoverBlowingSuperpower the tools and the skills]] to have a prayer of getting her out.
8th Aug '17 11:05:27 AM RockRaider
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* Rusty in ''VideoGame/{{Scrapland}}'' used to be a mercenary in his youth, before he got too old. Now he runs the junkyard.
14th Mar '17 10:43:44 PM Karxrida
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See also ReformedCriminal, CivilianVillain, ReformedButRejected.

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See also ReformedCriminal, CivilianVillain, FalselyReformedVillain, ReformedButRejected.
13th Jan '17 9:05:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* Wayne in ''[[{{Mistborn}} Mistborn]]: Literature/TheAlloyOfLaw'' used to be a thief before he accidentally killed a man. He was saved on the brink of being hanged by [[HeterosexualLifePartners Wax]] - a lawman - and ended up becoming a lawman himself, if a bit of a KleptomaniacHero. He still sends half of his wages to the family of the man he killed.

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* Wayne in ''[[{{Mistborn}} ''[[Literature/{{Mistborn}} Mistborn]]: Literature/TheAlloyOfLaw'' used to be a thief before he accidentally killed a man. He was saved on the brink of being hanged by [[HeterosexualLifePartners Wax]] - a lawman - and ended up becoming a lawman himself, if a bit of a KleptomaniacHero. He still sends half of his wages to the family of the man he killed.
12th Nov '16 7:23:02 AM Morgenthaler
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11th Nov '16 3:33:21 PM Morgenthaler
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This trope often overlaps with RetiredBadass and RetiredGunfighter, but doesn't have to. Some outlaws retire specifically because they don't have the {{Badass}} attitude necessary to succeed in the field. Compare IJustWantToBeNormal for a similar mindset. If the outlaw was particularly bad, and shows no remorse for past actions, he may be a RetiredMonster.

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This trope often overlaps with RetiredBadass and RetiredGunfighter, but doesn't have to. Some outlaws retire specifically because they don't have the {{Badass}} badass attitude necessary to succeed in the field. Compare IJustWantToBeNormal for a similar mindset. If the outlaw was particularly bad, and shows no remorse for past actions, he may be a RetiredMonster.
17th Jul '16 2:38:40 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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* Outlaws who has successfully pulled off that fabled OneLastJob and then try to go directly from "fugitive" to "law-abiding citizen" with no steps in between. Generally this involves StartingANewLife: changing his name, moving to a different territory, or otherwise obscuring his identity. How well this works depends on the story, but usually at least the main characters (who may be their former partners in crime) will discover the retired outlaw's secret.

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* Outlaws who has have successfully pulled off that fabled OneLastJob and then try to go directly from "fugitive" to "law-abiding citizen" with no steps in between. Generally this involves StartingANewLife: changing his name, moving to a different territory, or otherwise obscuring his identity. How well this works depends on the story, but usually at least the main characters (who may be their former partners in crime) will discover the retired outlaw's secret.
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