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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.
21st May '16 8:41:36 AM SKJAM
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This trope often overlaps with RetiredBadass and RetiredGunfighter, but doesn't have to. If the outlaw was particularly bad, and shows no remorse for past actions, he may be a RetiredMonster. Some outlaws retire specifically because they don't have the {{Badass}} attitude necessary to succeed in the field. Compare IJustWantToBeNormal for a similar mindset.

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This trope often overlaps with RetiredBadass and RetiredGunfighter, but doesn't have to. If the outlaw was particularly bad, and shows no remorse for past actions, he may be a RetiredMonster. Some outlaws retire specifically because they don't have the {{Badass}} attitude necessary to succeed in the field. Compare IJustWantToBeNormal for a similar mindset. \n If the outlaw was particularly bad, and shows no remorse for past actions, he may be a RetiredMonster.
19th May '16 8:24:21 PM nombretomado
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* Earl from ''MyNameIsEarl'' tries to do this by creating "good karma" through good deeds, after getting hit by a bus (as a balance for winning the lottery after all his bad deeds). Unfortunately, all the bad karma from before is still conspiring to force him into it. At one point, he loses faith in his list (of things to make up for) and goes back to his criminal practices. He gets hit by a car within a few days.

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* Earl from ''MyNameIsEarl'' ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'' tries to do this by creating "good karma" through good deeds, after getting hit by a bus (as a balance for winning the lottery after all his bad deeds). Unfortunately, all the bad karma from before is still conspiring to force him into it. At one point, he loses faith in his list (of things to make up for) and goes back to his criminal practices. He gets hit by a car within a few days.
19th Apr '16 4:32:03 AM Divra
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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.

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This trope often overlaps with RetiredBadass and RetiredGunfighter, but doesn't have to. If the outlaw was particularly bad, and shows no remorse for past actions, he may be a RetiredMonster. Some outlaws retire specifically because they don't have the {{Badass}} attitude necessary to succeed in the field. Compare IJustWantToBeNormal for a similar mindset.
22nd Oct '15 8:45:07 AM Prfnoff
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* In ''Theatre/TheMusicMan'', Harold Hill comes to River City to find that his old partner, Marcellus Washburn, who still knows him as Gregory, has settled down there:
-->'''Harold''': Besides how could I know you'd end up in a little tank town like this? You were a pretty big slicker when you were in business like me.\\
'''Marcellus''': Too many close shaves the way you work. Besides I got me a nice comfortable girl--Ethel Toffelmier--boss's niece.\\
'''Harold''': Gone legitimate, huh? I knew you'd come to no good.
16th Aug '15 5:09:44 AM Adept
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* LoveFreak Miyu from ''SuperGals'' is a former gang leader. When the show starts she's dating the police officer who arrested her...

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* LoveFreak Miyu from ''SuperGals'' ''Manga/SuperGals'' is a former gang leader. When the show starts she's dating the police officer who arrested her...
14th Aug '15 10:18:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''[[YoungGuns Young Guns 2]]'' (in one of its great number of historical inaccuracies) portrays Pat Garrett as a Retired Outlaw who was part of Billy the Kid's group before being recruited into being a lawman and hunting Billy for the local authorities.

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* ''[[YoungGuns Young Guns 2]]'' ''Film/YoungGunsII'' (in one of its great number of historical inaccuracies) portrays Pat Garrett as a Retired Outlaw who was part of Billy the Kid's group before being recruited into being a lawman and hunting Billy for the local authorities.
24th Mar '15 6:20:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid'' try to do this by becoming bodyguards. They go back when their legitimate employment comes with a much higher body count.
* ''TheGunfighter'' has two men who do this. One succeeds, the other fails. The one who succeeds becomes a town marshal.

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* ''ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid'' ''Film/ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid'' try to do this by becoming bodyguards. They go back when their legitimate employment comes with a much higher body count.
* ''TheGunfighter'' ''Film/TheGunfighter'' has two men who do this. One succeeds, the other fails. The one who succeeds becomes a town marshal.



* In ''ShanghaiNoon'', we have Roy O'Bannon, who starts the movie as an outlaw but by the end of the movie he's softened up . The epilogue reveals that [[spoiler:he has become a lawman, and that his real name is Wyatt Earp.]]
* [[spoiler:Ronald]] in ''TheWarriorsWay''.

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* In ''ShanghaiNoon'', ''Film/ShanghaiNoon'', we have Roy O'Bannon, who starts the movie as an outlaw but by the end of the movie he's softened up . The epilogue reveals that [[spoiler:he has become a lawman, and that his real name is Wyatt Earp.]]
* [[spoiler:Ronald]] in ''TheWarriorsWay''.''Film/TheWarriorsWay''.
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