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26th Jul '17 6:55:59 AM Rmpdc
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* '''VideoGame/CallOfDuty''

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* '''VideoGame/CallOfDuty''''VideoGame/CallOfDuty''



** The [=OpFor=] fought in the US Marine campaign of the first game is also reduced to an insurgency by the start of ''VideoGame/Modern Warfare2'', lacking all the heavy equipment they once had and forced to fight like guerillas.

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** The [=OpFor=] fought in the US Marine campaign of the first game is also reduced to an insurgency by the start of ''VideoGame/Modern Warfare2'', ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare2'', lacking all the heavy equipment they once had and forced to fight like guerillas.
26th Jul '17 6:55:26 AM Rmpdc
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* The Loyalist faction from ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty 4'' is reduced to this by ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare 3'', where they act as a PMC who helps the player (themselves acting as the remnant of the disavowed Task Force 141 from the previous game).

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* '''VideoGame/CallOfDuty''
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The Loyalist faction from ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty 4'' the first ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare'' is reduced to this by ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare 3'', where they act as a PMC who helps the player (themselves acting as the remnant of the disavowed Task Force 141 from the previous game).game).
** The [=OpFor=] fought in the US Marine campaign of the first game is also reduced to an insurgency by the start of ''VideoGame/Modern Warfare2'', lacking all the heavy equipment they once had and forced to fight like guerillas.
** In "Project Nova", in ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps'', the German forces fought in the Artic circle count, as Nazi Germany practically ceased to exist in May, 1945, while the mission itself takes place five months after the end of the War in Europe.
23rd Jul '17 9:39:09 PM ex_ottoyuhr
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This is sometimes TruthInTelevision, as guerrilla forces and paramilitary can be the scourge of entire countries, with no regard to the life of those they claim to defend.

For a more short term 'bigger brother' concept of this, see DragonTheirFeet. In fact, the Dragon in question may end up leading these guys. May be the VestigialEmpire. The government they're trying to overthrow is likely TheFederation.

This tends to be a case of MoralDissonance or out-of-universe MoralMyopia. Good guys who do this are {{Determinator}}s and LaResistance and extra heroic for fighting in the face of near-impossible odds. Bad guys are just, well, [[DesignatedVillain bad]]. See also YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters and VillainousLegacy. The only way to objectively categorize it morally, is by knowing the history of the side, what it stands for and (most important of all) its methods.

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This is happens pretty often [[TruthInTelevision in real life]], especially for defeated factions where [[LeaveNoSurvivors surrender's not an option]] -- or ones that aren't prepared to admit defeat just yet. In particularly nasty cases, two strong-but-not-overpowering factions can alternate between being really weak central governments and really strong Remnants, [[UsefulNotes/WarsOfTheRoses sometimes TruthInTelevision, as guerrilla forces for a generation or more]]. (And restoring peace to a population accustomed to war and paramilitary violence is going to be tricky, too.)

A Remnant using guerilla warfare
can be the scourge of entire countries, with no regard to the life of those much more dangerous than they claim were as an established government; guerillas are constantly on the move, and have the luxury of choosing which target they'll attack next. The standard advice is that you need ten soldiers for every guerilla to defend.

defeat an insurgency, which means a lot of money and sustained effort, [[https://www.ausa.org/publications/anatomy-failed-occupation-us-army-former-confederate-states-1865-1877 which means that an occupying army will sometimes just give up]].

For a more short term short-term 'bigger brother' concept of counterpart to this, see DragonTheirFeet. In DragonTheirFeet; in fact, the a Dragon in question may who missed the last battle is likely to end up leading these guys. May They may also be a VestigialEmpire, and the VestigialEmpire. The government they're trying to overthrow is likely TheFederation.

TheFederation (or TheGoodKing in fantasy, where this trope's rarer but not unknown).

This trope tends to be involve a case bit of MoralDissonance or MoralDissonance, out-of-universe MoralMyopia.MoralMyopia, or even ProtagonistCenteredMorality. Good guys who do this are {{Determinator}}s and LaResistance and extra heroic for fighting in the face of near-impossible odds. Bad guys are just, well, [[DesignatedVillain bad]].bad]], and exasperating for refusing to go away. See also YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters and VillainousLegacy. The only way to objectively categorize it morally, is by knowing To characterize a faction more or less accurately, look at its history, the history level of the side, legitimacy it can claim, what it stands for for, and (most important of all) its methods.
-- above all -- the methods it uses.
23rd Jul '17 9:23:04 PM ex_ottoyuhr
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* Ganon's warband in ''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink''. The original game ended on a happy note -- Ganon's dead, Link has the triforce, Zelda's free, and Hyrule is back under its original rulers -- but the sequel keeps the camera running. Ganon's warriors have regrouped and summoned up new allies, and now they're harrying the countryside and making reconstruction impossible. They have two objectives: to keep Hyrule weak enough that it can be reconquered easily, and to draw out Link so they can sacrifice him and get their master back. It doesn't work in the actual story (Link was just that good), but Ganon's return is the Game Over screen, so you'll be seeing it happen [[NintendoHard a time or two]].
18th Jul '17 5:13:44 AM nighttrainfm
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* The Machine Empire Remnant in ''PowerRangers'', which attacked in the ''Series/PowerRangersWildForce'' episode "Forever Red", four years after the Empire (and other forces of evil) was destroyed at the end of ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace''.
** Most of the Power Rangers/''SuperSentai'' crossovers involve remnants of the previous villain group teaming up with the current one.

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* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' / ''Franchise/SuperSentai'':
** Most crossovers involve remnants of the previous villain group teaming up with the current one.
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The last surviving generals of the [[Series/PowerRangersZeo Machine Empire Remnant in ''PowerRangers'', which Empire]] attacked Earth in the ''Series/PowerRangersWildForce'' episode "Forever Red", four years after the Empire (and Empire, and other forces of evil) was evil, were destroyed at the end of ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace''.
** Most of the Power Rangers/''SuperSentai'' crossovers involve remnants of the previous villain group teaming up with the current one.
''Series/PowerRangersInSpace''.
15th Jul '17 12:30:49 AM BobRiddle
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* The main antagonist of [[http://mega-poneo.deviantart.com/gallery/62840836/Tomica-Hero-Rescue-Pups Tomica Hero Rescue Pups]] is a group of surviving Neo Terror Axto from ''Series/TomicaHeroRescueForce''. Led by a Sith Lord named Darth Longinus, they now have lightsabers, blasters, AT-ATs, TIE Fighters, buzz droids, and episodic super-droids.

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* The main antagonist of [[http://mega-poneo.deviantart.com/gallery/62840836/Tomica-Hero-Rescue-Pups Tomica Hero Rescue Pups]] is a group of surviving Neo Terror Axto from ''Series/TomicaHeroRescueForce''. Led by a Sith Lord named Darth Longinus, they now have lightsabers, blasters, AT-ATs, AT-[=ATs=], TIE Fighters, buzz droids, and episodic super-droids.
15th Jul '17 12:25:25 AM BobRiddle
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* The main antagonist of [[http://mega-poneo.deviantart.com/gallery/62840836/Tomica-Hero-Rescue-Pups Tomica Hero Rescue Pups]] is a group of surviving Neo Terror Axto from ''Series/TomicaHeroRescueForce''. Led by a Sith Lord named Darth Longinus, they now have lightsabers, blasters, AT-ATs, TIE Fighters, buzz droids, and episodic super-droids.
14th Jul '17 7:30:01 AM awakenDeepBlue
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** The big reveal in the basement is that there's another nation free of Titans... but that just means they're a hundred years behind technologically, and mere months away from being hunted down like animals by Nazis in blimps for the war they lost previously (and being directly linked to the Titans).

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** The big reveal in the basement is that [[spoiler:that there's another nation free of Titans... but that just means they're a hundred years behind technologically, and mere months away from being hunted down like animals by Nazis in blimps for the war they lost previously (and being directly linked to the Titans).]]
9th Jul '17 12:44:47 PM Divra
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* In ''{{Literature/Reds}}'' the US government tried to declare the election which saw the American Worker's Party win void and arrest all members of the AWP. This resulted in an armed insurrection which turned the United States of America into the United American Socialist Republic. The USA is, in the "now" of the alternate timeline, a BananaRepublic controlling Cuba and a few small islands, firmly in the hands of a quasi-fascist military junta.
9th Jul '17 10:31:35 AM nombretomado
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* In ''Literature/{{Gimlet}} Mops Up'' by W.E. Johns, Gimlet and his crew take on the Werewolves, Nazi terrorists continuing to fight after the end of WorldWarII.

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* In ''Literature/{{Gimlet}} Mops Up'' by W.E. Johns, Gimlet and his crew take on the Werewolves, Nazi terrorists continuing to fight after the end of WorldWarII.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
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