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11th Jul '16 1:13:57 PM LentilSandEater
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* The recently created Alpha Lanterns of the ComicBook/GreenLantern Corps fit this trope. Created to act as an Internal Affairs force for the [=GLs=], they are armed with two power rings, made into cyborgs with Manhunter technology that allows them to drain other rings of power, have built in power batteries to negate the need to recharge, and have their personalities erased in favor of a direct mental link to the Book of Oa and Central Power Battery, thus removing any impurities which may color their interpretation of the Guardian's laws. Which may prevent them from becoming KnightTemplar {{Well Intentioned Extremist}}s powerful enough to take down the entire GLC (seriously, with the rest of that description they're practically asking for it), but [[TheEvilsOfFreeWill doesn't make the Guardians look particularly heroic]]...\\

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* The recently created Alpha Lanterns of the ComicBook/GreenLantern Corps fit this trope. Created to act as an Internal Affairs force for the [=GLs=], they are armed with two power rings, made into cyborgs with Manhunter technology that allows them to drain other rings of power, have built in power batteries to negate the need to recharge, and have their personalities erased in favor of a direct mental link to the Book of Oa and Central Power Battery, thus removing any impurities which may color their interpretation of the Guardian's laws. Which may prevent them from becoming KnightTemplar {{Well Intentioned Extremist}}s powerful enough to take down the entire GLC (seriously, with the rest of that description they're practically asking for it), but [[TheEvilsOfFreeWill doesn't make the Guardians look particularly heroic]]...\\
9th Jun '16 9:54:18 AM ReaderAt2046
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* The Guarsai of Zaldia in FanFic/RainbowDoubleDashsLunaverse are a fairly standard version of this trope.
30th May '16 7:41:32 PM AmbushBugbear
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Drive}}'', the Emperor controls the secret forces of the Jinyiwei to enforce loyalty.
20th May '16 1:01:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'': Justice Department is so big that it has several Black Ops agencies with their own forces. After they were all consolidated following the Day of Chaos, they even tried to overthrow the Chief Judge in a coup during the "Trifecta" arc.
17th May '16 4:52:08 PM ZimFan89
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* ''Series/{{Colony}}'': Post AlienInvasion, the occupied American cities (or at least, the Las Angeles blocs) are patrolled by militarized Department of Homeland Security forces that report to the [[LesCollaborateurs Colonial Transitional Authority]].
27th Mar '16 10:05:10 PM Gatomon41
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* In ''Film/NoRegretsForOurYouth'', the secret police eventually arrest Noge the left-wing dissident. He dies in prison, no doubt from the effects of interrogation.
27th Mar '16 7:23:10 AM gallium
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* In ''Film/NoRegretsForOurYouth'', the secret police eventually arrest Noge the left-wing dissident. He dies in prison, no doubt from the effects of interrogation.
20th Mar '16 8:57:21 AM karstovich2
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* When Germany was split after the war, East Germany got [[TheStasi the Stasi]] (''[=STAatsSIcherheitsdienst=]'' = State Security Service), practically a literal German translation of this trope's name, although the derivation runs the other way. They were able to field far more agents than the Gestapo ever could, (at their height, the Stasi had one agent for every 166 citizens, while the best the Gestapo could field was one agent for every 2000 citizens). An old saying in Germany goes, "The Gestapo were bone breakers. The Stasi were '''''soul''''' breakers."

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* When Germany was split after the war, East Germany got [[TheStasi the Stasi]] (''[=STAatsSIcherheitsdienst=]'' (''[=Ministerium für STAatsSIcherheit=]'' = Ministry for State Security Service), Security), practically a literal German translation of this trope's name, although the derivation runs the other way. They were able to field far more agents than the Gestapo ever could, (at their height, the Stasi had one agent for every 166 citizens, while the best the Gestapo could field was one agent for every 2000 citizens). An old saying in Germany goes, "The Gestapo were bone breakers. The Stasi were '''''soul''''' breakers."" Alone that makes them just the SecretPolice (if particularly scary secret police), but what puts them into this trope is the Felix Dzerzhinsky Guards Regiment, a rather large paramilitary force (about 11,000 at its height) used to secure ultra-important government and Party facilities and generally terrorize the people when necessary.
9th Mar '16 6:37:34 AM 20person
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series, about the timeframe of ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', the Aldmeri Dominion is ruled by a faction known as the Thalmor, who maintain their [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Nazi-style fascist government]] by having their own special military branch. Thalmor troops are directly responsible for maintaining the ban on worshipping the god Talos within the Empire of Tamriel and have the legal right to do so thanks to a rather lopsided peace treaty between the Empire and the Dominion signed after a massive war between them. This enforcement takes the form of wandering death squads hunting down Talos worshipers.

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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series, about the timeframe of ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', the Aldmeri Dominion is ruled by a faction known as the Thalmor, who maintain their [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Nazi-style fascist government]] by having their own special military branch. Thalmor troops are directly responsible for maintaining the ban on worshipping the god Talos within the Empire of Tamriel and have the legal right to do so thanks to a rather lopsided peace treaty between the Empire and the Dominion signed after a massive war between them. This enforcement takes the form of wandering death squads hunting down Talos worshipers.worshipers, and is mostly responsible for the ScrewYouElves [[FantasticRacism sentiment]] present in the population of Skyrim.
9th Mar '16 6:30:53 AM 20person
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series, about the timeframe of ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', the Aldmeri Dominion is ruled by a faction known as the Thalmor, who maintain their [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Nazi-style fascist government]] by having their own special military branch. Thalmor troops are directly responsible for maintaining the ban on worshipping the god Talos within the Empire of Tamriel and have the legal right to do so thanks to a rather lopsided peace treaty between the Empire and the Dominion signed after a massive war between them.

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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series, about the timeframe of ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', the Aldmeri Dominion is ruled by a faction known as the Thalmor, who maintain their [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Nazi-style fascist government]] by having their own special military branch. Thalmor troops are directly responsible for maintaining the ban on worshipping the god Talos within the Empire of Tamriel and have the legal right to do so thanks to a rather lopsided peace treaty between the Empire and the Dominion signed after a massive war between them. This enforcement takes the form of wandering death squads hunting down Talos worshipers.
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