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21st Jul '16 3:17:15 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* Thenardier in the ''Theatre/LesMiserables'' musical wears a Napoleonic uniform at the start of the play as a remnant from his supposed days as a soldier (if by soldier you mean "guy who looted corpses on the battlefield").

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* Thenardier [[PhonyVeteran Thenardier]] in the ''Theatre/LesMiserables'' musical wears a Napoleonic uniform at the start of the play as a remnant from his supposed days as a soldier (if by soldier you mean "guy who looted corpses on the battlefield").
29th May '16 8:23:44 AM SSJMagus
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* In the ''Literature/XWingSeries'', Corran Horn's X-wing, flight suit and astromech droid still bear the green, black and grey colors of the [[SpacePolice Corellian Security Force]], since technically they all belong to him personally following his defection to the New Republic. This is also a double example, since Corran is commemorating his homeworld's security force as it was, before being turned into the "[[StateSec Public Safety Service]]."

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* In the ''Literature/XWingSeries'', Corran Horn's X-wing, flight suit and astromech droid still bear the green, black and grey colors of the [[SpacePolice Corellian Security Force]], since technically they all belong to him personally following his defection to the New Republic. This is also a double example, since Corran is commemorating his homeworld's security force as it was, before being turned into the "[[StateSec Public Safety Service]]."Service]]" which wore black uniforms styled after those that Imperial Stormtrooper officers wore when not in armour.
29th May '16 8:17:47 AM SSJMagus
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* Isaac [=McDougal=] in ''[[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood]]'' is still wearing his Amestrian Army uniform. Given that most of his issues stem from what he did in Ishbal under Amestrian orders, this is understandable. He repeatedly tries to get other soldiers--Kimblee, Roy, Armstrong--onto his side as well.

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* Isaac [=McDougal=] in ''[[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood]]'' is still wearing his Amestrian Army uniform. Given that most of his issues stem from what he did in Ishbal under Amestrian orders, orders [[spoiler:and from discovering that Amestris's problems [[AncientConspiracy go far deeper than mere bloodlust on the part of the leadership]]]], this is understandable. He repeatedly tries to get other soldiers--Kimblee, Roy, Armstrong--onto his side as well.



** Meaningfully subverted with Athrun in ''Destiny''. In Seed he still wore his Zaft uniform and flight suit showing that deep down, he still believed in Zaft despite the path they had took. After another stint with Zaft in which case they again screwed him over and tried to eliminate him for not following the chairman's radical plan (in Seed it was his father who wanted to kill every Natural, in Destiny it's Durandal who wants to forcibly take control of the Earth sphere entirely) he returns to Orb and hangs up his Zaft coat for good, donning an Orb uniform and flight suit and showing that after 2 strikes Zaft is dead to him.
** In SEED, Mu calls Athrun out on this. Interestingly, Athrun isn't wearing a Zaft uniform at the time. Mu however, is wearing an Earth forces uniform.

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** Meaningfully subverted with Athrun in ''Destiny''. In Seed ''SEED'' he still wore his Zaft ZAFT uniform and flight suit showing that deep down, he still believed in Zaft ZAFT despite the path they had took. After another stint with Zaft ZAFT in which case they again screwed him over and tried to eliminate him for not following the chairman's radical plan (in Seed SEED it was his father who wanted to kill every Natural, in Destiny it's Durandal who wants to forcibly take control of the Earth sphere entirely) he returns to Orb and hangs up his Zaft ZAFT coat for good, donning an Orb uniform and flight suit and showing that after 2 strikes Zaft ZAFT is dead to him.
** In SEED, Mu calls Athrun out on this. Interestingly, Athrun isn't wearing a Zaft ZAFT uniform at the time. Mu however, is wearing an Earth forces Alliance uniform.
9th May '16 4:40:16 PM nlpnt
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* Factory-sponsored Ferraris in UsefulNotes/FormulaOne (and most other series they participate in) are the old Italian racing red. Mercedes-Benz, Audi and Chevrolet Corvette factory teams have raced in national colors (D=silver, USA=white/dark blue) in recent years as well, but that's sporadic while Ferrari has raced and used red continuously.



* Factory-sponsored Ferraris in UsefulNotes/FormulaOne (and most other series they participate in) are the old Italian racing red. Mercedes-Benz, Audi and Chevrolet Corvette factory teams have raced in national colors (D=silver, USA=white/dark blue) in recent years as well, but that's sporadic while Ferrari has raced and used red continuously.



** The few franchised locations that were part of Blockbuster Video before it went belly-up in 2013 still fly their old colours, primarily because replacing them would be an unnecessary expense for a business on the way out.



* The few surviving video rentals that were part of Blockbuster before it went belly-up in 2013 still fly their old colours, primarily because replacing them would be an unnecessary expense for a business on the way out.

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* The few surviving video rentals that were part of Blockbuster before it went belly-up in 2013 still fly their old colours, primarily because replacing them would be an unnecessary expense for a business on the way out.
12th Mar '16 12:33:12 PM eroock
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* ''Film/TheSaddestMusicInTheWorld'' is set during the time of TheGreatDepression but Fyodor still wears his uniform from UsefulNotes/WorldWarI.
12th Mar '16 12:30:32 PM eroock
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->''Our old uniforms, from our days of glory. I was saving them, so that we could wear them in death. And so we shall!''

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->''Our ->''"Our old uniforms, from our days of glory. I was saving them, so that we could wear them in death. And so we shall!''shall!"''
11th Mar '16 4:21:16 PM Tacitus
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* In the ''Literature/XWingSeries'', Corran Horn's X-wing and droid still have the Corellian Security colors when he flies for the New Republic, since they belong to him personally and not the military. This is also a double example, because Corran is commemorating the old Corellian Security Force, which had since been turned into a StateSecurity organisation called the Public Safety Service.

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* In the ''Literature/XWingSeries'', Corran Horn's X-wing X-wing, flight suit and astromech droid still have bear the green, black and grey colors of the [[SpacePolice Corellian Security colors when he flies for the New Republic, Force]], since technically they all belong to him personally and not following his defection to the military. New Republic. This is also a double example, because since Corran is commemorating the old Corellian Security Force, which had since been his homeworld's security force as it was, before being turned into a StateSecurity organisation called the "[[StateSec Public Safety Service.Service]]."
** Later in the series, one sign that Wraith Squadron pilot Myn Donos is getting over a HeroicBSOD is when he starts wearing his Corellian Bloodstripe again, colored piping down the legs of his trousers that the Corellian military awards for feats of heroism.



* Done frequently in [[TabletopGame/Warhammer40000 Warhammer 40,000]]
** Space Marine Specialists wear differently coloured armour - Red for Techmarines (reminiscent of Mars), Blue for Librarians, White for Apothecaries and Black for Chaplains, while keeping their chapter logo and color on the left shoulder.
*** You might think this would make them easy targets on the battlefield, but when you're a SuperSoldier SpaceMarine WalkingTank, things like that apparently aren't a concern any more.
** Senior ranks just go for the BlingOfWar approach instead.
** Deathwatch Marines are expected to paint the majority of their armor black and have the Deathwatch symbol put on their right shoulders. The left shoulder is the only exception, retaining it's former chapter's affiliation and colors as it would be disrespectful to their chapter. However, a few marines have decided to permanently remain with the deathwatch, and in such cases they no longer bear their old colors and repaint that shoulder black.
** Many Fallen Angels still wear their old Black Armor from the days of the Great Crusade, as they're either not aware that the Dark Angels have changed their colors or don't have the resources. The Ravenwing and Deathwing originally also wore black, in honor of the Great Crusade as well, but later on Deathwing adopted the bone-white armor for ceremonial purposes (the exact reason varies depending on the writer).

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* Done frequently in [[TabletopGame/Warhammer40000 Warhammer 40,000]]
Some examples concerning PoweredArmor from ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'':
** Space Marine Specialists Marines who attain certain specialist ranks typically wear differently coloured armour - Red for Techmarines (reminiscent of Mars), Blue for Librarians, White for Apothecaries and Black for Chaplains, while keeping differently-colored armor from others in their chapter logo - [[TheEngineer Techmarines]] traditionally wear Martian red, [[MilitaryMage Librarians]] blue armor, [[CombatMedic Apothecaries]] white, and color on [[BadassPreacher Chaplains]] black. The extent of this recoloring varies from chapter to chapter, but one constant will be that at the very least, the specailist's left shoulder.
*** You might think this would make them easy targets on
[[ShouldersOfDoom pauldron]] will keep the battlefield, but when you're a SuperSoldier SpaceMarine WalkingTank, things like that apparently aren't a concern any more.
** Senior ranks just go for the BlingOfWar approach instead.
** Deathwatch Marines are expected to paint the majority of their armor black and have the Deathwatch symbol put on their right shoulders. The left shoulder is the only exception, retaining it's former
chapter's affiliation heraldry and colors as it would be disrespectful to their chapter. However, a few marines have decided to permanently remain with the deathwatch, and in such cases they no longer bear their old colors and repaint that shoulder black.coloration.
** Many Space Marines who join the TabletopGame/{{Deathwatch}} repaint their armor black to fit in with their temporary assignment in the organization, and will bear the Deathwatch symbol on their left shoulder, but will move their original chapter's color and symbol to their right shoulder, as a mark of respect (and to not offend their armor's machine-spirit). The exception are the [[BlackKnight Blackshields]], Deathwatch Marines who have chosen to completely sever themselves from their original chapter.
** The Dark Angels' contemporary color scheme is a very dark green, but some of the [[EvilCounterpart
Fallen Angels Angels]] that they hunt still wear their old Black Armor from the days of the Great Crusade, chapter's original black colors, as they're either not aware that unaware of the change, lack the resources to correct it, or see no reason to. The Dark Angels have changed their colors or don't have Angels' 1st and 2nd companies, the resources. The Ravenwing and Deathwing originally and Ravenwing, also wore black, in honor of kept the Great Crusade as well, but later on original black colors, though the Deathwing adopted the has recently changed to bone-white armor for ceremonial purposes (the exact reason varies depending on the writer). reasons.



* Cloud from ''Videogame/FinalFantasyVII'' still wears his SOLDIER outfit. [[spoiler: We later find out that he was never a member of SOLDIER to begin with.]]
** Also Sephiroth who, despite going rogue, still wears his old SOLDIER uniform despite, among other things, having a massive grudge against his former employer.

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* Cloud from ''Videogame/FinalFantasyVII'' still wears his SOLDIER outfit. [[spoiler: We later find out that he was never a member of SOLDIER to begin with.]]
** Also
]] Sephiroth who, despite going rogue, also still wears his old SOLDIER uniform despite, among other things, despite having a massive grudge against against, among other things, his former employer.



* ''WorldOfWarcraft'' has the Death Knights who tend to keep their old gear they got while still aligned with the Lich King for a while, and with Transmogrification quite a few choose to make it their permanent look even at higher levels.
* In ''KingdomHearts'', neither Roxas nor Xion ditch their Organization XIII coats after they quit the Organization. Lea also continues to wear the coat in ''DreamDropDistance''.

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* ''WorldOfWarcraft'' ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' has the Death Knights who tend to keep their old gear they got while still aligned with the Lich King for a while, and with Transmogrification quite a few choose to make it their permanent look even at higher levels.
* In ''KingdomHearts'', ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'', neither Roxas nor Xion ditch their Organization XIII coats after they quit the Organization. Lea also continues to wear the coat in ''DreamDropDistance''.''[[VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance Dream Drop Distance]]''.



* One pre-order bonus for ''VideoGame/{{XCOM 2}}'' was the option to field veterans from the original alien invasion, who can wear battered suits of the default kevlar armor from ''VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown''.



* In ''{{Drowtales}}'', Sil'lice Val'Sharen keeps her armor from the Nidraa'chal War and [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=5867 brings it out]] when she fights Yaeminira despite officially being in exile (and presumed dead). There are also a few Sullisin'rune who [[http://www.drowtales.com/wordpress/?p=2829 wear the traditional armor and facepaint of their ancestors]] despite the fact that they were defeated in battle by the Sharen and officially became pacifists.

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* In ''{{Drowtales}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'', Sil'lice Val'Sharen keeps her armor from the Nidraa'chal War and [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=5867 brings it out]] when she fights Yaeminira despite officially being in exile (and presumed dead). There are also a few Sullisin'rune who [[http://www.drowtales.com/wordpress/?p=2829 wear the traditional armor and facepaint of their ancestors]] despite the fact that they were defeated in battle by the Sharen and officially became pacifists.
2nd Mar '16 12:31:36 PM Blazer
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* In ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline'', players are not beholden to wear the current uniforms of the 25th Century Starfleet. When players begin, they can don the Starfleet uniforms of the franchise post-''Film/StarTrekFirstContact'' and players can purchase uniforms from all other eras, thus it's not uncommon to see other player characters running around in the blue jumpsuits of ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'', the gold Command shirts of ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', the turtlenecks of the post-''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'' era and beyond.
29th Feb '16 5:07:34 AM thatmadork
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', [[spoiler:the Vault Tec salesman you met in the game's prologue sequence will still be wearing that same suit 200 years later as a ghoul]].
25th Feb '16 8:32:34 AM ElMariachi
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* Done frequently in Warhammer40000
** Space Marine Specialists wear differently coloured armour - Red for Techmarines (reminiscent of Mars), Blue for Librarians, White for Apothecaries and Black for Chaplains.

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* Done frequently in Warhammer40000
[[TabletopGame/Warhammer40000 Warhammer 40,000]]
** Space Marine Specialists wear differently coloured armour - Red for Techmarines (reminiscent of Mars), Blue for Librarians, White for Apothecaries and Black for Chaplains.Chaplains, while keeping their chapter logo and color on the left shoulder.



** Deathwatch Marines are expected to paint the majority of their armor black and have the Deathwatch symbol put on their right shoulders. The left shoulder is the only exception, retaining it's former chapter's affiliation and colors as it would be disrespectful to their chapter. However, a few marines have decided to permanently remain with the deathwatch, and in such cases they no longer bear their old colors and repaint that shoulder.

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** Deathwatch Marines are expected to paint the majority of their armor black and have the Deathwatch symbol put on their right shoulders. The left shoulder is the only exception, retaining it's former chapter's affiliation and colors as it would be disrespectful to their chapter. However, a few marines have decided to permanently remain with the deathwatch, and in such cases they no longer bear their old colors and repaint that shoulder.shoulder black.
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