History Main / TheRemnant

15th May '16 11:54:50 PM foxley
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''Series/TheNewAvengers'': In "K is for Kill", a cadre of Soviet soldiers are accidentally awoken from their cryogenic sleep and embark on following their original Cold War orders; attacking several former military targets that have been abandoned for decades.
15th May '16 12:57:53 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse novels, the Empire (referred to as the "[[VestigialEmpire Imperial Remnant]]" by the new government) continues to be the major antagonist despite the Emperor himself dying in the Battle of Endor. (When people wonder why in various ExpandedUniverse stories, it's pointed out that if the entire ruling council of the New Republic was killed in an attack...they'd be replaced by people who probably wouldn't be as good at the job; hardly a crushing blow.) [[HandOfThrawn Fifteen years later]], they are reduced to less than a hundredth of their former strength, and there are ''still'' politicians and commanders who refuse to give up--even though the Supreme Commander notes that the average Imperial citizen probably realized it years ago, and decides on his own to arrange for {{Peace Conference}}s with the New Republic so that the Empire could survive to rise again, one day.
** That day came [[StarWarsLegacy many years later]], long after the Vong Invasion. At some point the Empire reformed and the Republic became The Remnant, and as the entire galaxy had become rather [[DarkerAndEdgier darker]] by that point, that Empire [[BlackAndGreyMorality doesn't come off as too evil]].

to:

* In the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse novels, novels set in the ''[[Franchise/StarWarsLegends Legends]]'' continuity, the Empire (referred to as the "[[VestigialEmpire Imperial Remnant]]" by in the new government) ) continues to be the major antagonist despite the Emperor himself dying in the Battle of Endor. (When people wonder why in various ExpandedUniverse stories, it's pointed out that if the entire ruling council of the New Republic was killed in an attack...they'd be replaced by people who probably wouldn't be as good at the job; hardly a crushing blow.) [[HandOfThrawn Fifteen years later]], they are reduced to less than a hundredth of their former strength, and there are ''still'' politicians and commanders who refuse to give up--even though the Supreme Commander notes that the average Imperial citizen probably realized it years ago, and decides on his own to arrange for {{Peace Conference}}s with the New Republic so that the Empire could survive to rise again, one day.
** That day came [[StarWarsLegacy [[Literature/StarWarsLegacy many years later]], long after the Vong Invasion. At some point the Empire reformed and the Republic became The Remnant, and as the entire galaxy had become rather [[DarkerAndEdgier darker]] by that point, that Empire [[BlackAndGreyMorality doesn't come off as too evil]].



* In the ''Franchise/StarWars'' games set after the Battle of Endor, the remaining Imperials are literally known as [[TropeNamers The (Imperial) Remnant]]. That's what happens when you cut off the head of the snake...

to:

* In the ''Franchise/StarWars'' games set after in the Battle of Endor, ''[[Franchise/StarWarsLegends Legends]]'' continuity, the remaining Imperials after the Battle of Endor are literally known as [[TropeNamers The (Imperial) Remnant]]. That's what happens when you cut off the head of the snake...
15th May '16 12:52:09 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The Eruseans from ''AceCombat'' do this twice. The first time, after sacking their capital Farbanti and splashing the [=V-22s=] carrying their military leaders in the penultimate mission of ''[[VideoGame/AceCombat04ShatteredSkies Shattered Skies]]'', a group of officers and the last 15 members of their pilot corps takes over the last trump card, Megalith, prompting the final AirstrikeImpossible. The second is covered in the Arcade Mode of ''[[AceCombat5TheUnsungWar The Unsung War]]'', where Free Erusean forces attempt an uprising. The Leasath also do this after their commanding officer is defeated, though our IntrepidReporter narrator notes that they shouldn't last long.

to:

* The Eruseans from ''AceCombat'' ''VideoGame/AceCombat'' do this twice. The first time, after sacking their capital Farbanti and splashing the [=V-22s=] carrying their military leaders in the penultimate mission of ''[[VideoGame/AceCombat04ShatteredSkies Shattered Skies]]'', a group of officers and the last 15 members of their pilot corps takes over the last trump card, Megalith, prompting the final AirstrikeImpossible. The second is covered in the Arcade Mode of ''[[AceCombat5TheUnsungWar ''[[VideoGame/AceCombat5TheUnsungWar The Unsung War]]'', where Free Erusean forces attempt an uprising. The Leasath also do this after their commanding officer is defeated, though our IntrepidReporter narrator notes that they shouldn't last long.
8th May '16 4:04:44 AM TheOneWhoTropes
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The Eruseans from ''AceCombat'' do this twice. The first time, after sacking their capital Farbanti and splashing the [=V-22s=] carrying their military leaders in the penultimate mission of ''[[AceCombat04ShatteredSkies Shattered Skies]]'', a group of officers and the last 15 members of their pilot corps takes over the last trump card, Megalith, prompting the final AirstrikeImpossible. The second is covered in the Arcade Mode of ''[[AceCombat5TheUnsungWar The Unsung War]]'', where Free Erusean forces attempt an uprising. The Leasath also do this after their commanding officer is defeated, though our IntrepidReporter narrator notes that they shouldn't last long.

to:

* The Eruseans from ''AceCombat'' do this twice. The first time, after sacking their capital Farbanti and splashing the [=V-22s=] carrying their military leaders in the penultimate mission of ''[[AceCombat04ShatteredSkies ''[[VideoGame/AceCombat04ShatteredSkies Shattered Skies]]'', a group of officers and the last 15 members of their pilot corps takes over the last trump card, Megalith, prompting the final AirstrikeImpossible. The second is covered in the Arcade Mode of ''[[AceCombat5TheUnsungWar The Unsung War]]'', where Free Erusean forces attempt an uprising. The Leasath also do this after their commanding officer is defeated, though our IntrepidReporter narrator notes that they shouldn't last long.
2nd Apr '16 3:09:06 PM wootzits
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Diana in the first season of ''Franchise/{{Jewelpet}}'' turns out to be this after her big brother Dian's backstory is revealed (he was a MalcolmXerox-flavored rebel). She managed to escape Dian's fate and many years later saw an opportunity to unseal him using the power of the Jewelpets who got lost on Earth; this is what the heroes try to stop during the first half of the show.

to:

* Diana in the first season of ''Franchise/{{Jewelpet}}'' ''Anime/{{Jewelpet 2009}}'' turns out to be this after her big brother Dian's backstory is revealed (he was a MalcolmXerox-flavored rebel). She managed to escape Dian's fate and many years later saw an opportunity to unseal him using the power of the Jewelpets who got lost on Earth; this is what the heroes try to stop during the first half of the show.
17th Mar '16 8:44:13 PM Vios
Is there an issue? Send a Message



to:

* By the end of ''Literature/GunsOfTheDawn'', [[spoiler:the army in which the protagonist is fighting]] has become this without realising it. Fighting in an inaccessible area, they don't realise that their forces elsewhere have collapsed and that they are now encircled. They're persuaded to surrender, but still gain a lot of praise from the citizenry for being the last survivors which becomes important when [[spoiler:the fugitive king tries to use the protagonist, now as much of a war hero as you can get in a defeated country, as the centre of an uprising. The king's own band, however, is not so much a remnant of his old forces as a new gang of bandits he has recruited through bribes]].
23rd Feb '16 8:26:18 PM TalonsofIceandFire
Is there an issue? Send a Message


A (usually) villainous version of LaResistance meets a more militaristic version of TheLastOfHisKind, The Remnant are members of a faction who are continuing to fight a war that their side has already lost. They may be using irregular military tactics, but they will probably still be dressed in their old uniforms (or the remnants thereof). Unlike a GeneralRipper, The Remnant no longer hold an official position in the armed forces, often because their government has ceased to exist or has been replaced. In a number of cases, this happens because ''nobody on either side has yet been informed that the war is over.'' The losing side then becomes The Remnant [[WrittenByTheWinners by default after the fact]].

to:

A (usually) villainous version of LaResistance meets LaResistance. The Remnant can be best described a more militaristic version of TheLastOfHisKind, The Remnant are being members of a faction who are continuing to fight a war that their side has already lost. They may be using irregular military tactics, but they will probably still be dressed in their old uniforms (or the remnants thereof). Unlike a GeneralRipper, The Remnant no longer hold an official position in the armed forces, often because their government has ceased to exist or has been replaced. In a number of cases, this happens because ''nobody on either side has yet been informed that the war is over.'' The losing side then becomes The Remnant [[WrittenByTheWinners by default after the fact]].
23rd Feb '16 8:24:14 PM TalonsofIceandFire
Is there an issue? Send a Message


A (usually) villainous version of LaResistance, The Remnant are members of a faction who are continuing to fight a war that their side has already lost. They may be using irregular military tactics, but they will probably still be dressed in their old uniforms (or the remnants thereof). Unlike a GeneralRipper, The Remnant no longer hold an official position in the armed forces, often because their government has ceased to exist or has been replaced. In a number of cases, this happens because ''nobody on either side has yet been informed that the war is over.'' The losing side then becomes The Remnant [[WrittenByTheWinners by default after the fact]].

to:

A (usually) villainous version of LaResistance, LaResistance meets a more militaristic version of TheLastOfHisKind, The Remnant are members of a faction who are continuing to fight a war that their side has already lost. They may be using irregular military tactics, but they will probably still be dressed in their old uniforms (or the remnants thereof). Unlike a GeneralRipper, The Remnant no longer hold an official position in the armed forces, often because their government has ceased to exist or has been replaced. In a number of cases, this happens because ''nobody on either side has yet been informed that the war is over.'' The losing side then becomes The Remnant [[WrittenByTheWinners by default after the fact]].
23rd Feb '16 6:44:05 AM AdamKeller
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In the novel ''Literature/Warday'' by WhitleyStrieber and JamesKunetka, published in 1984 and depicting a future which seemed plausible at the time, the United States and Soviet Union destroy each other in a NuclearWar. Britian, which emerged unscathed, proceeds to re-establish itself as a major world power and in effect re-create TheBritishEmpire. Five years afterwards, a Captain of the British Royal Navy, patrolling the Pacific , tells the protagonists: "There are still submarines at sea, carrying nuclear missiles and loyal to non-existent governments. They are extremely dangerous and if they don't surrender we have to destroy them".

to:

* In the novel ''Literature/Warday'' ''Warday'' by WhitleyStrieber and JamesKunetka, published in 1984 and depicting a future which seemed plausible at the time, the United States and Soviet Union destroy each other in a NuclearWar. Britian, which emerged unscathed, proceeds to re-establish itself as a major world power and in effect re-create TheBritishEmpire. Five years afterwards, a Captain of the British Royal Navy, patrolling the Pacific , tells the protagonists: "There are still submarines at sea, carrying nuclear missiles and loyal to non-existent governments. They are extremely dangerous and if they don't surrender we have to destroy them".
23rd Feb '16 6:42:58 AM AdamKeller
Is there an issue? Send a Message
This list shows the last 10 events of 450. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.TheRemnant