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26th Aug '16 12:01:19 PM Da1tonTheGreat
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* In Season 5 of ''Series/TheWalkingDead'', Rick's competent, battle-hardened group is recruited to join the Alexandria Safe-Zone because the survivors of the community are soft, sheltered, and largely incompetent.
25th Aug '16 5:42:44 AM BillyNotSilly
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* Second Edition ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' included the scenario pack, ''The Magnificent Sven,'' which saw Sven, a dwarf paddlesteamer owner, and six assorted compatriots (as well as 12 Norse Berserkers) defend a Lustrian village against renegade Slaan.
10th Aug '16 8:43:15 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}: Reach'' has some shades of this. [[spoiler: Except it doesn't end very well...]]
*** Carter - TheHero
*** Noble Six - TheLancer / TheSixthRanger
*** Emile - JerkAss
*** Kat - TheChick
*** Jorge - TheBigGuy
*** Jun - FriendlySniper
*** Auntie Dot - SmartGuy
4th Jul '16 2:37:55 AM Morgenthaler
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** [[TheObiWan The Old Guy]] (sometimes a ShellShockedVeteran)

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** [[TheObiWan [[TheMentor The Old Guy]] (sometimes a ShellShockedVeteran)
2nd Jul '16 6:48:59 PM foxley
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* Robert B. Parker's {{Spenser}} novel ''Potshot'' fits this perfectly. The town of Potshot asks Spenser to rid them of a gang lead by a man called the Preacher. They agree to pay a healthy sum for the service, so Spenser forms a small private band of mercenaries composed of several associates, most of them criminals or people with criminal backgrounds.

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* Robert B. Parker's {{Spenser}} Literature/{{Spenser}} novel ''Potshot'' fits this perfectly. The town of Potshot asks Spenser to rid them of a gang lead by a man called the Preacher. They agree to pay a healthy sum for the service, so Spenser forms a small private band of mercenaries composed of several associates, most of them criminals or people with criminal backgrounds.
2nd Jul '16 11:42:35 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{Bionicle}}: Raid on Vulcanus'': When a map indicating a planned Bone Hunter attack on Vulcanus is found, Raanu, leader of the village, starts building up defenses to protect his village. Knowing that the Agori can't defend themselves, Gresh travels Bara Magna in search of other Glatorian who are willing to assist in the defense.
* Robert B. Parker's {{Spenser}} novel ''Potshot'' fits this perfectly. The town of Potshot asks Spenser to rid them of a gang lead by a man called the Preacher. They agree to pay a healthy sum for the service, so Spenser forms a small private band of mercenaries composed of several associates, most of them criminals or people with criminal backgrounds.

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* ''{{Bionicle}}: ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}: Raid on Vulcanus'': When a map indicating a planned Bone Hunter attack on Vulcanus is found, Raanu, leader of the village, starts building up defenses to protect his village. Knowing that the Agori can't defend themselves, Gresh travels Bara Magna in search of other Glatorian who are willing to assist in the defense.
* Robert B. Parker's {{Spenser}} novel ''Potshot'' fits this perfectly. The town of Potshot asks Spenser to rid them of a gang lead by a man called the Preacher. They agree to pay a healthy sum for the service, so Spenser forms a small private band of mercenaries composed of several associates, most of them criminals or people with criminal backgrounds.
1st Jun '16 3:58:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''The Seven Samurai'' is [[OlderThanTheyThink actually based on]] the third play in the Oedipus trilogy by {{Aeschylus}}, ''Theatre/SevenAgainstThebes'', making this one OlderThanFeudalism. Although this is also an aversion in that the titular seven brought his own army, they were ''attacking'' the city during a civil war, and very much painted as the villains in contrast to the city's defenders, who the play focuses on (and whoa are also seven, and thus qualify for this trope. Confused yet?).

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* ''The Seven Samurai'' is [[OlderThanTheyThink actually based on]] the third play in the Oedipus trilogy by {{Aeschylus}}, Creator/{{Aeschylus}}, ''Theatre/SevenAgainstThebes'', making this one OlderThanFeudalism. Although this is also an aversion in that the titular seven brought his own army, they were ''attacking'' the city during a civil war, and very much painted as the villains in contrast to the city's defenders, who the play focuses on (and whoa are also seven, and thus qualify for this trope. Confused yet?).
22nd Apr '16 9:12:46 AM Ulkomaalainen
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* This trope shows up in the Bioware RPG ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', where the party defends a town against the undead. But due to the ArbitraryHeadcountLimit, it's more like the Magnificent Four.
* Bioware likes this trope so much that they built the party members of ''Franchise/MassEffect'' after it. The bulk of ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' is basically assembling an entire 10-person team (12 with the {{DLC}}) ''Magnificent Seven''-style, with the added wrinkle of getting said team loyal to you and upgrading your ship and weapons before the main mission of going through the Omega-4 Relay. Though it ''is'' possible for people to die during the Suicide Mission, your primary goal is to take out the Collector base and bring everyone back alive.
22nd Apr '16 9:08:15 AM Ulkomaalainen
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[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife'', where Flik the ant recruits a group of what he thinks are warriors to protect his colony, only to later realize that they're just circus performers.
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22nd Apr '16 9:05:57 AM Ulkomaalainen
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Because ''Film/SevenSamurai'' contains many plot elements which are not exclusive to Japanese culture, it's easy to shift the basic narrative around and still get a workable movie angle. In fact, it's such a classically popular example of a narrative that many filmmakers don't even bother being subtle in the process of {{Homage}}- there's a lot more movies out there [[CastCalculus with exactly seven heroes]] doing this kind of plot than you'd expect.

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Because ''Film/SevenSamurai'' contains many plot elements which are not exclusive to Japanese culture, it's easy to shift the basic narrative around and still get a workable movie angle. In fact, it's such a classically popular example of a narrative that many filmmakers don't even bother being subtle in the process of {{Homage}}- {{Homage}} - there's a lot more movies out there [[CastCalculus with exactly seven heroes]] doing this kind of plot than you'd expect.
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