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19th Apr '17 2:40:45 AM MadSpy
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* In ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'', the Germanic tribes who refused to bow before the might of the Roman empire's legions. Unusually for such a trope, though they are clearly the antagonists to Maxmimus's protagonist, [[Film/{{Gladiator}} Maximus]] shows [[WorthyOpponent respect for their capabilities]], [[SympathyForTheDevil sympathy for them]], and seems to hope that Rome wouldn't give up even against such hopeless odds. Also is TruthInTelevision.

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* In ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'', the Germanic tribes who refused to bow before the might of the Roman empire's legions. Unusually for such a trope, though they are clearly the antagonists to Maxmimus's Maximus' protagonist, [[Film/{{Gladiator}} Maximus]] shows [[WorthyOpponent respect for their capabilities]], [[SympathyForTheDevil sympathy for them]], and seems to hope that Rome wouldn't give up even against such hopeless odds. Also is TruthInTelevision.
17th Apr '17 3:37:38 PM cherrychels
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* The ''Film/{{Serenity}}'' comic book introduces the Dust Devils, extremist former Browncoats continuing to wage a terrorist war against the Alliance, and reveals that [[spoiler:[[WrittenByTheWinners technically]], Zoe was once one of their number - she participated in a battle where neither the Alliance nor the Independents had been informed that the Alliance had won.]]

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* The ''Film/{{Serenity}}'' comic book introduces the Dust Devils, extremist former Browncoats continuing to wage a terrorist war against the Alliance, and reveals that [[spoiler:[[WrittenByTheWinners technically]], Zoe was once one of their number - -- she participated in a battle where neither the Alliance nor the Independents had been informed that the Alliance had won.]]



-->'''Tycho''': Wait, slow down. A week ago, Wedge vaporized the Emperor and half the Imperial High Command - I know that Imperials tried to [[ContinuityNod stab us in the back]] after Literature/TheTruceAtBakura, but isn't the war basically over? Why won't the Imperials just surrender?\\

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-->'''Tycho''': Wait, slow down. A week ago, Wedge vaporized the Emperor and half the Imperial High Command - -- I know that Imperials tried to [[ContinuityNod stab us in the back]] after Literature/TheTruceAtBakura, but isn't the war basically over? Why won't the Imperials just surrender?\\



* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' by Creator/GeorgeRRMartin, House Targaryen is this at the beginning of the series, after they were dethroned fifteen years earlier in a civil war.

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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' by Creator/GeorgeRRMartin, House Targaryen is this at the beginning of the series, after they were the Targaryen dynasty was dethroned fifteen years earlier in a civil war.



* The Anointed One's army in Season 2 of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. Spike dissolved the ancient order when he took over.

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* The Anointed One's army in Season 2 of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. Spike dissolved dissolves the ancient order when he took takes over.



** The Wildlings have officially become this by late Season 5, when anywhere between 50,000 to 100,000 of them are massacred at Hardhome by the White Walkers. Only a small fraction of that number managed to escape with the Night's Watch fleet, and then even more of them are killed while fighting at the Battle of the Bastards. However, they're now at least somewhat safe south of the Wall, mostly because of their service and sacrifice to Jon Snow, who as [[spoiler: King in the North]] has placed the [[DyingRace surviving Wildlings]] under his banner and protection.
** The Stark children become this early in the series when their most prominent members are either dead or missing, their army is scattered, their household is ruined and family members are exiled by the crown, and their family name is also almost extinct in the male line. As Bran tells Rickon, if anything were to happen to him and Robb, he is the heir to Winterfell. With Bran going beyond the Wall and Sansa and Arya trapped in the South, Rickon is the only one with the Stark name left in the North, one who Bran expects will be fostered with the Umbers, loyal bannermen.

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** The Wildlings have officially become this by late Season 5, when anywhere between 50,000 to 100,000 of them are massacred at Hardhome by the White Walkers. Only a small fraction of that number managed manages to escape with the Night's Watch fleet, fleet and then then, even more of them are killed while fighting at in the Battle of the Bastards. for Winterfell. However, they're now at least somewhat safe south of the Wall, mostly because of their service and sacrifice to Jon Snow, who as [[spoiler: King in the North]] North]], has placed the [[DyingRace surviving Wildlings]] under his banner and protection.
** The Stark children become this early in the series when their most prominent members are either dead or missing, their army is scattered, their household is ruined and family members are exiled by the crown, and their family name is also almost extinct in the male line. As Bran tells Rickon, if anything were to happen to him and Robb, he is the heir to Winterfell. With Bran going beyond the Wall and Wall, Sansa and Arya trapped in the South, and Jon being an [[HeroicBastard illegitimate]] son in the Stark family, Rickon is the only one with the Stark name left in the North, North -- one who Bran expects will be fostered with the Umbers, loyal bannermen.



-->'''Pilot''': I stand by what I said! We shouldn't be doing this at all, Sir! All this flying out and crashing into British and American ships - It's all wrong, sir!\\

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-->'''Pilot''': I stand by what I said! We shouldn't be doing this at all, Sir! All this flying out and crashing into British and American ships - -- It's all wrong, sir!\\



'''Pilot''': Well - The war ended thirty-two years ago, Sir!

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'''Pilot''': Well - -- The war ended thirty-two years ago, Sir!



* In the Tau campaign of ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar: Dark Crusade'', when the Imperial Guard are defeated, the narrator mentions that many of the survivors continued to stage guerilla attacks against the aliens. Also, in the actual game, the forces remaining in any enemy-controlled province after their main headquarters on the RiskStyleMap has been captured probably count.

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* In the Tau campaign of ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar: Dark Crusade'', when the Imperial Guard are defeated, the narrator mentions that many of the survivors continued to stage guerilla guerrilla attacks against the aliens. Also, in the actual game, the forces remaining in any enemy-controlled province after their main headquarters on the RiskStyleMap has been captured probably count.



* ''Homeworld: Cataclysm'' with the Taiidani empire. In the original ''VideoGame/{{Homeworld}}'', exiles literaly marched to the heart of their very empire. There was already rebellion, and the rebels found it very useful that exiles took the capital of TheEmpire and killed the emperor. In the time of the expansion, the Imperial capital is controlled by the exiles, and the rebellion is establishing a new government. That however, doesnt stops several Taiidan warlords and splinter factions from trying to attack the still vulnerable ex-capital and try to establish the empire again.

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* ''Homeworld: Cataclysm'' with the Taiidani empire. In the original ''VideoGame/{{Homeworld}}'', exiles literaly marched literally march to the heart of their very empire. There was already rebellion, and the rebels found it very useful that exiles took the capital of TheEmpire and killed the emperor. In the time of the expansion, the Imperial capital is controlled by the exiles, and the rebellion is establishing a new government. That however, doesnt stops However, this fails to stop several Taiidan warlords and splinter factions from trying to attack the still vulnerable ex-capital and try to establish the empire again.



* ''Webcomic/TheBMovieComic''[='s=] thids movie features an old Nazi garrison on the island of Toblerone.

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* ''Webcomic/TheBMovieComic''[='s=] thids this movie features an old Nazi garrison on the island of Toblerone.
13th Apr '17 9:05:16 AM gb00393
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** The Stark children become this early in the series when their most prominent members are either dead or missing, their army is scattered, their household is ruined and family members are exiled by the crown, and their family name is also almost extinct in the male line.

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** The Stark children become this early in the series when their most prominent members are either dead or missing, their army is scattered, their household is ruined and family members are exiled by the crown, and their family name is also almost extinct in the male line. As Bran tells Rickon, if anything were to happen to him and Robb, he is the heir to Winterfell. With Bran going beyond the Wall and Sansa and Arya trapped in the South, Rickon is the only one with the Stark name left in the North, one who Bran expects will be fostered with the Umbers, loyal bannermen.
11th Apr '17 12:32:53 PM Gosicrystal
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* ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' features a few incarnations of forces from the past in later eras. The [[LizardFolk Reptites]] of the Giant's Claw cross over into LostWorld, while the only way to improve relations between the Humans and Fiends in 1000 AD is to take out Magus' surviving generals in 600 AD. [[spoiler:Doing this with [[SixthRanger Magus]] in your party [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything leads to some rather rewarding special dialogue.]]]]

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* ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' features a few incarnations of forces from the past in later eras. The [[LizardFolk Reptites]] of the Giant's Claw cross over into LostWorld, while the only way to improve relations between the Humans and Fiends in 1000 AD is to take out Magus' surviving generals in 600 AD. [[spoiler:Doing this with [[SixthRanger Magus]] in your party [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything [[EasterEgg leads to some rather rewarding special dialogue.]]]]
27th Mar '17 8:55:32 AM gb00393
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* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'', the Wildlings have officially become this by late Season 5, when anywhere between 50,000 to 100,000 of them are massacred at Hardhome by the White Walkers. Only a small fraction of that number managed to escape with the Night's Watch fleet, and then even more of them are killed while fighting at the Battle of the Bastards. However, they're now at least somewhat safe south of the Wall, mostly because of their service and sacrifice to Jon Snow, who as [[spoiler: King in the North]] has placed the [[DyingRace surviving Wildlings]] under his banner and protection.

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* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'', the ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** The
Wildlings have officially become this by late Season 5, when anywhere between 50,000 to 100,000 of them are massacred at Hardhome by the White Walkers. Only a small fraction of that number managed to escape with the Night's Watch fleet, and then even more of them are killed while fighting at the Battle of the Bastards. However, they're now at least somewhat safe south of the Wall, mostly because of their service and sacrifice to Jon Snow, who as [[spoiler: King in the North]] has placed the [[DyingRace surviving Wildlings]] under his banner and protection.protection.
** The Stark children become this early in the series when their most prominent members are either dead or missing, their army is scattered, their household is ruined and family members are exiled by the crown, and their family name is also almost extinct in the male line.
22nd Mar '17 10:37:29 PM karategal
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* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'', the Wildlings have officially become this by late Season 5, when anywhere between 50,000 to 100,000 of them [[spoiler: are massacred at Hardhome by the White Walkers.]] Only a small fraction of that number managed to escape with the Night's Watch fleet, and then even more of them [[spoiler: are killed while fighting at the Battle of the Bastards]]. However, they're now at least somewhat safe south of the Wall, mostly because of their service and sacrifice to Jon Snow, who as King in the North has placed the [[DyingRace surviving Wildlings]] under his banner and protection.

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* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'', the Wildlings have officially become this by late Season 5, when anywhere between 50,000 to 100,000 of them [[spoiler: are massacred at Hardhome by the White Walkers.]] Walkers. Only a small fraction of that number managed to escape with the Night's Watch fleet, and then even more of them [[spoiler: are killed while fighting at the Battle of the Bastards]]. Bastards. However, they're now at least somewhat safe south of the Wall, mostly because of their service and sacrifice to Jon Snow, who as [[spoiler: King in the North North]] has placed the [[DyingRace surviving Wildlings]] under his banner and protection.
22nd Mar '17 10:31:02 PM karategal
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* One episode of ''TheAdventuresOfSirLancelot'' had a remnant of the Roman colonial government of Britain hiding behind a section of Hadrian's Wall, pretending to be ghosts.

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* One episode of ''TheAdventuresOfSirLancelot'' ''The Adventures of Sir Lancelot'' had a remnant of the Roman colonial government of Britain hiding behind a section of Hadrian's Wall, pretending to be ghosts.



* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'', the Wildlings have officially become this by Season 5, when anywhere between 50,000 to 100,000 of them [[spoiler: are massacred at Hardhome by the White Walkers.]] Only a small fraction of that number managed to escape with the Night's Watch fleet, and then even more of them [[spoiler: are killed while fighting at the Battle of the Bastards]]. However, they're now at least somewhat safe south of the Wall, mostly because of their service and sacrifice to Jon Snow, who as King in the North has placed the [[DyingRace surviving Wildlings]] under his banner and protection.

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* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'', the Wildlings have officially become this by late Season 5, when anywhere between 50,000 to 100,000 of them [[spoiler: are massacred at Hardhome by the White Walkers.]] Only a small fraction of that number managed to escape with the Night's Watch fleet, and then even more of them [[spoiler: are killed while fighting at the Battle of the Bastards]]. However, they're now at least somewhat safe south of the Wall, mostly because of their service and sacrifice to Jon Snow, who as King in the North has placed the [[DyingRace surviving Wildlings]] under his banner and protection.
22nd Mar '17 10:30:31 PM karategal
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* In ''Literature/NineteenEightyThreeDoomsday'', the Union of Sovereign Socialist Republics is formed from what remained of the Soviet Union that survived Doomsday.
* Referenced in ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}''. The Blade Ship's crew may qualify.
* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''The Beast Master'', the villains turn out to be a detachment of the same aliens who found out too late that [[ApocalypseHow nuking Terra into radioactive sterility]] wouldn't save them from Terra's ''colonies''. The war's been over for a year or so, but they're trying to make new trouble on a colony planet.
* In Creator/DavidEddings' ''Literature/TheBelgariad'', the country of Arendia has been torn by civil war for millennia, largely due to their [[PlanetOfHats race's absurd devotion]] to HonorBeforeReason. The Asturians continue to mount pointless insurrections against the crown, despite the fact that the Mimbrates won the war long ago and the Asturian Duchess is also the Queen.
** The main problem with the Mimbrates and Asturians, aside from the Mimbrates treating their landed gentry opposite numbers as no better than serfs, is that neither side will ''talk'' to the other. When, after some outside prodding, they do, and the point of the queen also being Asturian nobility is mentioned, tensions ease noticeably.
--> '''Queen''': "You mean that there have been centuries of strife over a ''technicality''?"
--> '''Noble''': "[[TooDumbToLive ... It]] ''[[IdiotBall is]]'' [[ConflictBall rather]] [[HonorBeforeReason Arendish]], isn't it?"
* In ''Literature/BrothersInArms'', the villain is one of these for the Komarran resistance, rather to Miles Vorkosigan's frustration:
-->'''Galen:''' The revolt must not die.\\
'''Miles:''' Even if everybody in it dies? 'It didn't work, so let's do it some more'? In my line of work, they call that military stupidity. I don't know what they call it in civilian life.
* In ''Literature/CthulhuArmageddon'', the government of New Arkham styles itself as the official United States Remnant. However, since its control only extends to New Arkham itself (a pre-[[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Rising]] military base converted into a burgeoning city) and the surrounding territory (some small towns and villages), no one really takes the claim all that seriously.
* In the ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' series by Creator/IsaacAsimov, a remnant of the former Galactic Empire remains for several centuries after the true empire collapses, maintaining the styles and iconography of its previous incarnation. Because the Empire was so huge, a government in control of twenty planets is only a tiny remnant of the real thing.
* 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.
* 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]].
* Saruman from ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' qualifies in a round-about sense, in that he is a former 'EvilOverlord' , but reduced to a pathetically small scale after his armies are routed and he is cast out from Isengard. He spends the remainder of the book running the Shire into the ground, turning into a sort of bandit leader with a mob of 'ruffians'. He is stabbed in the back (completely literally) by his servant at the end.
** It's also said that after Sauron's defeat, his human allies such as the Haradrim and the Easterlings continue fighting against Gondor, although its less out of loyalty to their old boss and more out of fear and hatred of Gondor.
** Sauron himself qualifies, being the erstwhile right hand of Morgoth.
* In ''Red Justice'', a book set in the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' franchise, the Justice League ends up facing Red Justice, a group of superpowered Soviets who had been in hibernation and believe The UsefulNotes/ColdWar is still going on when they awakened.



* In the Literature/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineRelaunch, a small fleet of Jem'Hadar warships, led by Kitana'klan, continue to wage war on the Dominion's rivals for several months after the peace treaty is signed. Ashamed of their species' failure to take the Alpha Quadrant, they're determined to renew the fighting even against the will of the Founders. Three months after the conflict's conclusion, they attack Deep Space Nine, destroying the starship ''Aldebaran'' with all hands and damaging the starship ''Defiant''. They are in turn attacked by the loyal Jem'Hadar Taran'atar, who was en route to Deep Space Nine as an envoy on the orders of Odo. He defends the station with his own warship, and eventually foils a secondary plot by Kitana'klan to destroy the reactor core.






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\n\n* In ''[[Literature/{{Tarzan}} Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle]]'', Tarzan encounters two feuding groups of Knights Templar, neither of whom know that the Crusades are over.



* The democratic rebellion from ''Nerhûn''. Granted, they'd be more like TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized, if only they were the good guys.
* In ''Literature/BrothersInArms'', the villain is one of these for the Komarran resistance, rather to Miles Vorkosigan's frustration:
-->'''Galen:''' The revolt must not die.\\
'''Miles:''' Even if everybody in it dies? 'It didn't work, so let's do it some more'? In my line of work, they call that military stupidity. I don't know what they call it in civilian life.
* In the ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' series by Creator/IsaacAsimov, a remnant of the former Galactic Empire remains for several centuries after the true empire collapses, maintaning the styles and iconography of its previous incarnation. Because the Empire was so huge, a government in control of twenty planets is only a tiny remnant of the real thing.
* In Creator/DavidEddings' ''Literature/TheBelgariad'', the country of Arendia has been torn by civil war for millennia, largely due to their [[PlanetOfHats race's absurd devotion]] to HonorBeforeReason. The Asturians continue to mount pointless insurrections against the crown, despite the fact that the Mimbrates won the war long ago and the Asturian Duchess is also the Queen.
** The main problem with the Mimbrates and Asturians, aside from the Mimbrates treating their landed gentry opposite numbers as no better than serfs, is that neither side will ''talk'' to the other. When, after some outside prodding, they do, and the point of the queen also being Asturian nobility is mentioned, tensions ease noticeably.
--> '''Queen''': "You mean that there have been centuries of strife over a ''technicality''?"
--> '''Noble''': "[[TooDumbToLive ... It]] ''[[IdiotBall is]]'' [[ConflictBall rather]] [[HonorBeforeReason Arendish]], isn't it?"
* The plot of the Creator/JTEdson {{Western}} ''The South Will Rise Again''.
* In the Literature/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineRelaunch, a small fleet of Jem'Hadar warships, led by Kitana'klan, continue to wage war on the Dominion's rivals for several months after the peace treaty is signed. Ashamed of their species' failure to take the Alpha Quadrant, they're determined to renew the fighting even against the will of the Founders. Three months after the conflict's conclusion, they attack Deep Space Nine, destroying the starship ''Aldebaran'' with all hands and damaging the starship ''Defiant''. They are in turn attacked by the loyal Jem'Hadar Taran'atar, who was en route to Deep Space Nine as an envoy on the orders of Odo. He defends the station with his own warship, and eventually foils a secondary plot by Kitana'klan to destoy the reactor core.
* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''The Beast Master'', the villains turn out to be a detachment of the same aliens who found out too late that [[ApocalypseHow nuking Terra into radioactive sterility]] wouldn't save them from Terra's ''colonies''. The war's been over for a year or so, but they're trying to make new trouble on a colony planet.
* Saruman from ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' qualifies in a round-about sense, in that he is a former 'EvilOverlord' , but reduced to a pathetically small scale after his armies are routed and he is cast out from Isengard. He spends the remainder of the book running the Shire into the ground, turning into a sort of bandit leader with a mob of 'ruffians'. He is stabbed in the back (completely literally) by his servant at the end.
** It's also said that after Sauron's defeat, his human allies such as the Haradrim and the Easterlings continue fighting against Gondor, although its less out of loyalty to their old boss and more out of fear and hatred of Gondor.
** Sauron himself qualifies, being the erstwhile right hand of Morgoth.

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* The democratic rebellion from ''Nerhûn''. Granted, they'd be more like TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized, In the novel ''Warday'' by Whitley Strieber and James Kunetka, published in 1984 and depicting a future which seemed plausible at the time, the United States and Soviet Union destroy each other in a nuclear war. Britain, which emerged unscathed, proceeds to re-establish itself as a major world power and in effect re-create UsefulNotes/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 only they were the good guys.
* In ''Literature/BrothersInArms'', the villain is one of these for the Komarran resistance, rather to Miles Vorkosigan's frustration:
-->'''Galen:''' The revolt must not die.\\
'''Miles:''' Even if everybody in it dies? 'It didn't work, so let's do it some more'? In my line of work, they call that military stupidity. I
don't know what they call it in civilian life.
* In the ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' series by Creator/IsaacAsimov, a remnant of the former Galactic Empire remains for several centuries after the true empire collapses, maintaning the styles and iconography of its previous incarnation. Because the Empire was so huge, a government in control of twenty planets is only a tiny remnant of the real thing.
* In Creator/DavidEddings' ''Literature/TheBelgariad'', the country of Arendia has been torn by civil war for millennia, largely due to their [[PlanetOfHats race's absurd devotion]] to HonorBeforeReason. The Asturians continue to mount pointless insurrections against the crown, despite the fact that the Mimbrates won the war long ago and the Asturian Duchess is also the Queen.
** The main problem with the Mimbrates and Asturians, aside from the Mimbrates treating their landed gentry opposite numbers as no better than serfs, is that neither side will ''talk'' to the other. When, after some outside prodding, they do, and the point of the queen also being Asturian nobility is mentioned, tensions ease noticeably.
--> '''Queen''': "You mean that there
surrender we have been centuries of strife over a ''technicality''?"
--> '''Noble''': "[[TooDumbToLive ... It]] ''[[IdiotBall is]]'' [[ConflictBall rather]] [[HonorBeforeReason Arendish]], isn't it?"
* The plot of the Creator/JTEdson {{Western}} ''The South Will Rise Again''.
* In the Literature/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineRelaunch, a small fleet of Jem'Hadar warships, led by Kitana'klan, continue
to wage war on the Dominion's rivals for several months after the peace treaty is signed. Ashamed of their species' failure to take the Alpha Quadrant, they're determined to renew the fighting even against the will of the Founders. Three months after the conflict's conclusion, they attack Deep Space Nine, destroying the starship ''Aldebaran'' with all hands and damaging the starship ''Defiant''. They are in turn attacked by the loyal Jem'Hadar Taran'atar, who was en route to Deep Space Nine as an envoy on the orders of Odo. He defends the station with his own warship, and eventually foils a secondary plot by Kitana'klan to destoy the reactor core.
* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''The Beast Master'', the villains turn out to be a detachment of the same aliens who found out too late that [[ApocalypseHow nuking Terra into radioactive sterility]] wouldn't save them from Terra's ''colonies''. The war's been over for a year or so, but they're trying to make new trouble on a colony planet.
* Saruman from ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' qualifies in a round-about sense, in that he is a former 'EvilOverlord' , but reduced to a pathetically small scale after his armies are routed and he is cast out from Isengard. He spends the remainder of the book running the Shire into the ground, turning into a sort of bandit leader with a mob of 'ruffians'. He is stabbed in the back (completely literally) by his servant at the end.
** It's also said that after Sauron's defeat, his human allies such as the Haradrim and the Easterlings continue fighting against Gondor, although its less out of loyalty to their old boss and more out of fear and hatred of Gondor.
** Sauron himself qualifies, being the erstwhile right hand of Morgoth.
destroy them".



* In ''Red Justice'', a book set in the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' franchise, the Justice League ends up facing Red Justice, a group of superpowered Soviets who had been in hibernation and believe The UsefulNotes/ColdWar is still going on when they awakened.
* Referenced in ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}''. The Blade Ship's crew may qualify.
* In ''[[Literature/{{Tarzan}} Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle]]'', Tarzan encounters tewo feuding groups of Knights Templar, neither of whom know that the Crusades are over.
* 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.
* In the novel ''Warday'' by Creator/WhitleyStrieber and Creator/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 nuclear war. Britian, which emerged unscathed, proceeds to re-establish itself as a major world power and in effect re-create UsefulNotes/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".
* 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]].
* In ''Literature/NineteenEightyThreeDoomsday'', the Union of Sovereign Socialist Republics is formed from what remained of the Soviet Union that survived Doomsday.
* In ''Literature/CthulhuArmageddon'', the government of New Arkham styles itself as the official United States Remnant. However, since its control only extends to New Arkham itself (a pre-[[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Rising]] military base converted into a burgeoning city) and the surrounding territory (some small towns and villages), no one really takes the claim all that seriously.


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* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'', the Wildlings have officially become this by Season 5, when anywhere between 50,000 to 100,000 of them [[spoiler: are massacred at Hardhome by the White Walkers.]] Only a small fraction of that number managed to escape with the Night's Watch fleet, and then even more of them [[spoiler: are killed while fighting at the Battle of the Bastards]]. However, they're now at least somewhat safe south of the Wall, mostly because of their service and sacrifice to Jon Snow, who as King in the North has placed the [[DyingRace surviving Wildlings]] under his banner and protection.
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* The Principality of Zeon, from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'', has scads of these; there are at least five separate groups that appear in the animation, and it's implied that there are more. The single largest one fled to the asteroid base Axis and became the first Neo Zeon movement in ''[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta Gundam]]''; the others include the Delaz Fleet, Cima's marines, and the Kimbareid force (all in ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory Gundam 0083]]''), as well as Rommel's force (in ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Gundam ZZ]]'').
** The furthest extension of this appears in ''Gundam F90'', centering on Zeon remnants who've been hiding on Mars for nearly fifty years before making their move.
** The second Neo-Zeon movement in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack'' isn't really composed of remnants from the Principality of Zeon but is rather composed of ex-AEUG and other spacenoids who have took a radical bent. It gets its ''own'' remnant in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn''.



* The Millennium Group from ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' is a single battalion of Nazi soldiers who have voluntarily undergone [[OurVampiresAreDifferent artificial vampirification]] in their mission give World War II another go. They're a variation on the usual type, since they're not fighting for Nazism, but because they ''[[BloodKnight really]]'' [[BloodKnight like fighting]].
* Many antagonists of ''Anime/PumpkinScissors'' are this type.
* The character Grenadier in the Creator/LeijiMatsumoto series ''Cosmo Warrior Zero'' starts off as one of these, despite being a [[PrivateMilitaryContractors mercenary soldier]] hired by LaResistance; blame HonorBeforeReason, a group of refugee children to protect, and an open-ended contract.

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* The Millennium Group In ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', the Walled City is pretty much all that's left of human civilization (at least as far as it's known), the ruling government emerging from ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' the world's united stand against the Titans.
** The big reveal in the basement
is a single battalion of Nazi soldiers who have voluntarily undergone [[OurVampiresAreDifferent artificial vampirification]] in their mission give World War II that there's another go. They're a variation on the usual type, since nation free of Titans... but that just means they're not fighting for Nazism, but because they ''[[BloodKnight really]]'' [[BloodKnight like fighting]].
* Many antagonists of ''Anime/PumpkinScissors'' are this type.
* The character Grenadier in the Creator/LeijiMatsumoto series ''Cosmo Warrior Zero'' starts off as one of these, despite
a hundred years behind technologically, and mere months away from being a [[PrivateMilitaryContractors mercenary soldier]] hired hunted down like animals by LaResistance; blame HonorBeforeReason, a group of refugee children Nazis in blimps for the war they lost previously (and being directly linked to protect, and an open-ended contract.the Titans).



* [[EvilAlbino Fate Averruncus]] of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''. Manga only though, [[OverTookTheManga the anime renders this impossible for plot altering reasons]]. Fate was second in command of a group called Cosmo Entelecheia, a group that was trying to bring about the end of the world A.K.A. "The Ritual To Return The World To Nothing". The group was lead by someone who was only known as "The Life Maker" and "The Mage of the Beginning". They fueled a war in order to accomplish this. It was the war and the defeat of The Mage Of The Beginning that made Nagi Springfield (Protagonist's father) a legend. After that he was known as "The Invincible Thousand Master" or just The Thousand Master for short. Fate hasn't given up.
** Or he might be the [[ArtificialHuman newest version]] of the second in command of Cosmo Entelecheia.

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* [[EvilAlbino Fate Averruncus]] of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''. Manga only though, [[OverTookTheManga The character Grenadier in the anime renders this impossible for plot altering reasons]]. Fate was second in command Creator/LeijiMatsumoto series ''Cosmo Warrior Zero'' starts off as one of these, despite being a [[PrivateMilitaryContractors mercenary soldier]] hired by LaResistance; blame HonorBeforeReason, a group called Cosmo Entelecheia, a group that was trying of refugee children to bring about the end of the world A.K.A. "The Ritual To Return The World To Nothing". The group was lead by someone who was only known as "The Life Maker" protect, and "The Mage of the Beginning". They fueled a war in order to accomplish this. It was the war an open-ended contract.
* In ''Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF'',
and the defeat corresponding arc of ''Anime/DragonballSuper'', Frieza's Empire has been reduced to a shell of it's former self after King Cold and Frieza were killed along with most of their high ranking minions. The Mage Of The Beginning remnant of his empire is losing planets at a rapid rate to the point that made Nagi Springfield (Protagonist's father) a legend. After that he was known what little is left decides to [[SwordOfDamocles resurrect him as "The Invincible Thousand Master" or just The Thousand Master a last resort to restore the fear of them they need to keep the Empire afloat.]] Unfortunately for short. Fate hasn't given up.
** Or he might be
them, [[RevengeBeforeReason Frieza is more focused on revenge on the [[ArtificialHuman newest version]] of ones who defeated him than doing that.]] [[spoiler:This results in Frieza being killed again and the second in command rest of Cosmo Entelecheia.his army being killed as well.]]



* The Millennium Group from ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' is a single battalion of Nazi soldiers who have voluntarily undergone [[OurVampiresAreDifferent artificial vampirification]] in their mission give World War II another go. They're a variation on the usual type, since they're not fighting for Nazism, but because they ''[[BloodKnight really]]'' [[BloodKnight like fighting]].
* Diana in ''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.



* [[EvilAlbino Fate Averruncus]] of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''. Manga only though, [[OverTookTheManga the anime renders this impossible for plot altering reasons]]. Fate was second in command of a group called Cosmo Entelecheia, a group that was trying to bring about the end of the world A.K.A. "The Ritual To Return The World To Nothing". The group was lead by someone who was only known as "The Life Maker" and "The Mage of the Beginning". They fueled a war in order to accomplish this. It was the war and the defeat of The Mage Of The Beginning that made Nagi Springfield (Protagonist's father) a legend. After that he was known as "The Invincible Thousand Master" or just The Thousand Master for short. Fate hasn't given up.
** Or he might be the [[ArtificialHuman newest version]] of the second in command of Cosmo Entelecheia.
* The Principality of Zeon, from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'', has scads of these; there are at least five separate groups that appear in the animation, and it's implied that there are more. The single largest one fled to the asteroid base Axis and became the first Neo Zeon movement in ''[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta Gundam]]''; the others include the Delaz Fleet, Cima's marines, and the Kimbareid force (all in ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory Gundam 0083]]''), as well as Rommel's force (in ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Gundam ZZ]]'').
** The furthest extension of this appears in ''Gundam F90'', centering on Zeon remnants who've been hiding on Mars for nearly fifty years before making their move.
** The second Neo-Zeon movement in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack'' isn't really composed of remnants from the Principality of Zeon but is rather composed of ex-AEUG and other spacenoids who have took a radical bent. It gets its ''own'' remnant in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn''.
* Many antagonists of ''Anime/PumpkinScissors'' are this type.



* In ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', the Walled City is pretty much all that's left of human civilization (at least as far as it's known), the ruling government emerging from the world's united stand against the Titans.
** 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).
* Diana in ''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.
* In ''Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF'', and the corresponding arc of ''Anime/DragonballSuper'', Frieza's Empire has been reduced to a shell of it's former self after King Cold and Frieza were killed along with most of their high ranking minions. The remnant of his empire is losing planets at a rapid rate to the point that what little is left decides to [[SwordOfDamocles resurrect him as a last resort to restore the fear of them they need to keep the Empire afloat.]] Unfortunately for them, [[RevengeBeforeReason Frieza is more focused on revenge on the ones who defeated him than doing that.]] [[spoiler:This results in Frieza being killed again and the rest of his army being killed as well.]]



* The ''Film/{{Serenity}}'' comic book introduces the Dust Devils, extremist former Browncoats continuing to wage a terrorist war against the Alliance, and reveals that [[spoiler:[[WrittenByTheWinners technically]], Zoe was once one of their number - she participated in a battle where neither the Alliance nor the Independents had been informed that the Alliance had won.]]
** From the point of view of the Alliance, Mal Reynolds could be seen as The Remnant, though he mostly resorts to brigandry like his 19th Century counterpart Jesse James.
* Pointed out in the first ''ComicBook/XWingSeries'' comic.
-->'''Tycho''': Wait, slow down. A week ago, Wedge vaporized the Emperor and half the Imperial High Command - I know that Imperials tried to [[ContinuityNod stab us in the back]] after Literature/TheTruceAtBakura, but isn't the war basically over? Why won't the Imperials just surrender?\\
'''Luke''': Would you stop fighting if Wedge was killed? Or me? Or Senator Organa? The Battle of Endor will always be a turning point in this war, but there are millions of Imperials scattered across the galaxy, and we can only assume that they will fight to the end. And they probably have orders to do just that.
* Colonel Quantrill in B.A.'s ''Cattlepunk'' campaign in ''ComicStrip/KnightsOfTheDinnerTable''.
* The Fort Charlotte Brigade from ''ComicBook/JonahHex'' (although they also have a personal axe to grind with Jonah).
* Colonel Augustus Barton and his renegede Confederate buswhackers in ''TheLoneRanger and {{Franchise/Zorro}}: The Death of Zorro'' from Dynamite.



* Rare heroic example in ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}''. Gaul has surrendered to the Romans, but one UndefeatableLittleVillage still lives like it's the Iron Age and holds out against the invaders! ...or not, as they never engage in LaResistance-type action, preferring mostly to get on with their own, usually quite petty lives, and beat up any Romans trying to tell them what to do rather than attempting to liberate Gaul. The story clearly establishes that legally, the village is Roman, and the characters even exploit this when being part of the Roman Empire would be helpful to them. They also adopt Roman technology, such as the use of sestertii as currency, wax tablets, Roman numerals and writing, and so on, and everyone's bilingual Gaulish and Latin, though some are better at Latin than others. Caesar even says that the Roman government pays a peace settlement to their chief, as agreed upon in the terms of surrender, and the chief's wife is angry that the Romans haven't made him a senator. And yet, they proudly refuse all Roman identity, did ''something'' to the Roman taxman so he would never come back there again, and any Romans approaching the village get beaten to a paste. They have no interest in being seriously liberated and are well aware the war is over, but continue fighting it because [[BloodKnight it's fun]], they hate the Romans on principle, and they just don't care.
** ''Obelix All At Sea'' and ''The Secret Weapon'' suggest Asterix's goal is for the Romans to grant them peace with honours, but if they tried to negotiate surrender as it is all the warriors would end up in prison, so fighting until the Romans get the message is the only option. Obelix is horrified by any suggestion of compromise and considers it trampling on the memory of [[HistoricalDomainCharacter Vercingetorix]], with the implication that most of the other villagers agree with this. Of course, this is all PlayedForLaughs.



* In the Creator/AlanMoore run of ''ComicBook/WildCATS'', this happened to ''both'' sides. The Khreubim/Daemonite war has been over for a long time, with the Daemonites falling to the Kherubim and effectively being subjugated. Unfortunately, neither side bothered to send an envoy to Earth, so the war continued to rage here for ''centuries''.
* Parodied in one of the "Tales of Irony" in ''Snake & Bacon's Cartoon Cavalcade'', a Japanese soldier on a Pacific island is discovered to still be fighting World War 2--by a Confederate soldier that still thinks the Civil War's on!
* Rare heroic example in ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}''. Gaul has surrendered to the Romans, but one UndefeatableLittleVillage still lives like it's the Iron Age and holds out against the invaders! ...or not, as they never engage in LaResistance-type action, preferring mostly to get on with their own, usually quite petty lives, and beat up any Romans trying to tell them what to do rather than attempting to liberate Gaul. The story clearly establishes that legally, the village is Roman, and the characters even exploit this when being part of the Roman Empire would be helpful to them. They also adopt Roman technology, such as the use of sestertii as currency, wax tablets, Roman numerals and writing, and so on, and everyone's bilingual Gaulish and Latin, though some are better at Latin than others. Caesar even says that the Roman government pays a peace settlement to their chief, as agreed upon in the terms of surrender, and the chief's wife is angry that the Romans haven't made him a senator. And yet, they proudly refuse all Roman identity, did ''something'' to the Roman taxman so he would never come back there again, and any Romans approaching the village get beaten to a paste. They have no interest in being seriously liberated and are well aware the war is over, but continue fighting it because [[BloodKnight it's fun]], they hate the Romans on principle, and they just don't care.
** ''Obelix All At Sea'' and ''The Secret Weapon'' suggest Asterix's goal is for the Romans to grant them peace with honours, but if they tried to negotiate surrender as it is all the warriors would end up in prison, so fighting until the Romans get the message is the only option. Obelix is horrified by any suggestion of compromise and considers it trampling on the memory of [[HistoricalDomainCharacter Vercingetorix]], with the implication that most of the other villagers agree with this. Of course, this is all PlayedForLaughs.

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* In the Creator/AlanMoore run ''ComicBook/GIJoe2016'', splinters of ''ComicBook/WildCATS'', this happened to ''both'' sides. The Khreubim/Daemonite war has been over for a long time, with the Daemonites falling to the Kherubim and effectively being subjugated. Unfortunately, neither side bothered to send an envoy to Earth, so the war continued to rage here for ''centuries''.
* Parodied in one of the "Tales of Irony" in ''Snake & Bacon's Cartoon Cavalcade'', a Japanese soldier on a Pacific island is discovered to still be fighting World War 2--by a Confederate soldier
Cobra that still thinks the Civil War's on!
* Rare heroic example in ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}''. Gaul has surrendered to the Romans, but one UndefeatableLittleVillage still lives like it's the Iron Age and holds out against the invaders! ...or not, as they never engage in LaResistance-type action, preferring mostly to get on with
survived their own, usually quite petty lives, and beat up any Romans trying to tell them what to do rather than attempting to liberate Gaul. collapse at the end of [[ComicBook/GIJoeIDW G.I. Joe vol. 4]] pose a constant threat.
*
The story clearly establishes that legally, the village is Roman, and the characters even exploit this when being part of the Roman Empire would be helpful to them. They Fort Charlotte Brigade from ''ComicBook/JonahHex'' (although they also adopt Roman technology, such as the use of sestertii as currency, wax tablets, Roman numerals and writing, and so on, and everyone's bilingual Gaulish and Latin, though some are better at Latin than others. Caesar even says that the Roman government pays a peace settlement to their chief, as agreed upon in the terms of surrender, and the chief's wife is angry that the Romans haven't made him a senator. And yet, they proudly refuse all Roman identity, did ''something'' to the Roman taxman so he would never come back there again, and any Romans approaching the village get beaten to a paste. They have no interest in being seriously liberated and are well aware the war is over, but continue fighting it because [[BloodKnight it's fun]], they hate the Romans on principle, and they just don't care.
** ''Obelix All At Sea'' and ''The Secret Weapon'' suggest Asterix's goal is for the Romans
a personal axe to grant them peace grind with honours, but if they tried to negotiate surrender as it is all the warriors would end up Jonah).
* Colonel Quantrill
in prison, so fighting until the Romans get the message is the only option. Obelix is horrified by any suggestion of compromise and considers it trampling on the memory of [[HistoricalDomainCharacter Vercingetorix]], with the implication that most of the other villagers agree with this. Of course, this is all PlayedForLaughs.B.A.'s ''Cattlepunk'' campaign in ''ComicStrip/KnightsOfTheDinnerTable''.



* The ''Film/{{Serenity}}'' comic book introduces the Dust Devils, extremist former Browncoats continuing to wage a terrorist war against the Alliance, and reveals that [[spoiler:[[WrittenByTheWinners technically]], Zoe was once one of their number - she participated in a battle where neither the Alliance nor the Independents had been informed that the Alliance had won.]]
** From the point of view of the Alliance, Mal Reynolds could be seen as The Remnant, though he mostly resorts to brigandry like his 19th Century counterpart Jesse James.
* Parodied in one of the "Tales of Irony" in ''Snake & Bacon's Cartoon Cavalcade'', a Japanese soldier on a Pacific island is discovered to still be fighting World War 2--by a Confederate soldier that still thinks the Civil War's on!



* In ''ComicBook/GIJoe2016'', splinters of Cobra that survived their collapse at the end of [[ComicBook/GIJoeIDW G.I. Joe vol. 4]] pose a constant threat.

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* In ''ComicBook/GIJoe2016'', splinters the Creator/AlanMoore run of Cobra ''ComicBook/WildCATS'', this happened to ''both'' sides. The Khreubim/Daemonite war has been over for a long time, with the Daemonites falling to the Kherubim and effectively being subjugated. Unfortunately, neither side bothered to send an envoy to Earth, so the war continued to rage here for ''centuries''
* Pointed out in the first ''ComicBook/XWingSeries'' comic.
-->'''Tycho''': Wait, slow down. A week ago, Wedge vaporized the Emperor and half the Imperial High Command - I know
that survived their collapse at Imperials tried to [[ContinuityNod stab us in the end back]] after Literature/TheTruceAtBakura, but isn't the war basically over? Why won't the Imperials just surrender?\\
'''Luke''': Would you stop fighting if Wedge was killed? Or me? Or Senator Organa? The Battle
of [[ComicBook/GIJoeIDW G.I. Joe vol. 4]] pose Endor will always be a constant threat.turning point in this war, but there are millions of Imperials scattered across the galaxy, and we can only assume that they will fight to the end. And they probably have orders to do just that.
* Colonel Augustus Barton and his renegade Confederate bushwhackers in ''TheLoneRanger and {{Franchise/Zorro}}: The Death of Zorro'' from Dynamite.



** In a much smaller example, there were two separate soldiers who crashed on two different essentially uninhabited jungle planets and didn't hear that their war was over for some twenty years. The first, apparently based on the RealLife Japanese soldiers, was a TIE pilot on Yavin IV who was [[Literature/YoungJediKnights found by the Solo twins]], antagonized them, eventually helped them, and went back to living alone in the jungle, then aided them again against the Vong. The second, chronologically the first, was [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Able Able 1707]], a clone trooper whose troop transport crashed. The other troopers died - most clone troopers age at twice the normal rate - leaving him to wait until Imperial and Rebel forces skirmished near him, when he had to try and figure out which side was his. He eventually ended up as a rather Badass and slightly antiheroic commando for the Rebellion, only to be [[TheVirus transformed into a rakghoul monster]]. Sigh.
*** Oddly enough, while individuals like Qorl (that'd be the aforesaid TIE pilot) happen quite often, the ''Imperial'' Remnant is never ''The'' Remnant - they remain a full-function government, albeit with less territory every year.

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** In a much smaller example, there were two separate soldiers who crashed on two different essentially uninhabited jungle planets and didn't hear that their war was over for some twenty years. The first, apparently based on the RealLife Japanese soldiers, was a TIE pilot on Yavin IV who was [[Literature/YoungJediKnights found by the Solo twins]], antagonized them, eventually helped them, and went back to living alone in the jungle, then aided them again against the Vong. The second, chronologically the first, was [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Able Able 1707]], a clone trooper whose troop transport crashed. The other troopers died - -- most clone troopers age at twice the normal rate - -- leaving him to wait until Imperial and Rebel forces skirmished near him, when he had to try and figure out which side was his. He eventually ended up as a rather Badass and slightly antiheroic commando for the Rebellion, only to be [[TheVirus transformed into a rakghoul monster]]. Sigh.
*** Oddly enough, while individuals like Qorl (that'd be the aforesaid TIE pilot) happen quite often, the ''Imperial'' Remnant is never ''The'' Remnant - -- they remain a full-function government, albeit with less territory every year.








* In the ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' series by Creator/IsaacAsimov, a remnant of the former Galactic Empire remains for several centuries after the true empire collapses, maintaing the styles and iconography of its previous incarnation. Because the Empire was so huge, a government in control of twenty planets is only a tiny remnant of the real thing.

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* In the ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' series by Creator/IsaacAsimov, a remnant of the former Galactic Empire remains for several centuries after the true empire collapses, maintaing maintaning the styles and iconography of its previous incarnation. Because the Empire was so huge, a government in control of twenty planets is only a tiny remnant of the real thing.



* The Kraken Fleet from ''TabletopGame/FiftyFathoms''. Their only city has been destroyed, their once proud navy is down to one Great Ship, and their leader, Grand Admiral Caspian, was crippled in the last fight against the BigBad. It hasn't stopped the remaining Kraken from trying to find ways to fight the BigBad, and win this time.



* The Kraken Fleet from ''TabletopGame/FiftyFathoms''. Their only city has been destroyed, their once proud navy is down to one Great Ship, and their leader, Grand Admiral Caspian, was crippled in the last fight against the BigBad. It hasn't stopped the remaining Kraken from trying to find ways to fight the BigBad, and win this time.



*** The Scarlet Crusade is a particularly enduring Remnant as well. Over ''Wrath of the Lich King'' it lost its leadership in Northrend, and by the ''Cataclysm'' expansion their forces in the Eastern Plaguelands were turned into undead, their fortress in the Western Plaguelands was taken over by the [[LawfulGood Argent Crusade]], and they're basically down to the Scarlet Monastery and some scattered holdings in Tirisfal Glades. The game attributes their continued survival to High Inquisitor Whitemane - [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration as a Priest, she can revive the fallen.]]

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*** The Scarlet Crusade is a particularly enduring Remnant as well. Over ''Wrath of the Lich King'' it lost its leadership in Northrend, and by the ''Cataclysm'' expansion their forces in the Eastern Plaguelands were turned into undead, their fortress in the Western Plaguelands was taken over by the [[LawfulGood Argent Crusade]], and they're basically down to the Scarlet Monastery and some scattered holdings in Tirisfal Glades. The game attributes their continued survival to High Inquisitor Whitemane - -- [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration as a Priest, she can revive the fallen.]]



* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' season six opener, appropriately enough titled "The Holdout", has Archer encounter Kintaru Sato, a Japanese officer defending an isolated island in the South Pacific decades after the Second World War ended. He only finds out the war has ended by stealing Archer's smartphone and looking up old newsreels which displayed the dropping of the bombs on Japan, although Archer reunites Kintaru with his still-alive family.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' season six Season 6 opener, appropriately enough titled "The Holdout", has Archer encounter Kintaru Sato, a Japanese officer defending an isolated island in the South Pacific decades after the Second World War ended. He only finds out the war has ended by stealing Archer's smartphone and looking up old newsreels which displayed the dropping of the bombs on Japan, although Archer reunites Kintaru with his still-alive family.



* Wales was conquered by England in the late 1100's. In the following centuries there were sporadic rebellions against English rule, the most successful being by the prince Owain Glyndwr in the 1400's. An organisation called the Meibion Glyndwr - Sons of Glyndwr - still exists today, although dormant, in the way a rump IRA continued between the War of Independence in 1921 (only to leap into active life again in 1969). In the 1960's, traffic signs written in English only were destroyed until the British Government agreed to dual-language signage in all of Wales, with Welsh taking precedence over English in the West. In the 1970's and 80's, second homes in Wales bought by English-speakers were under threat of being firebombed. In a very real way, a Remnant is still fighting English rule nine hundred years on - although very, very, much marginalised and made insignificant after a series of concessions to Welsh nationalism.

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* Wales was conquered by England in the late 1100's. In the following centuries there were sporadic rebellions against English rule, the most successful being by the prince Owain Glyndwr in the 1400's. An organisation called the Meibion Glyndwr - -- Sons of Glyndwr - -- still exists today, although dormant, in the way a rump IRA continued between the War of Independence in 1921 (only to leap into active life again in 1969). In the 1960's, traffic signs written in English only were destroyed until the British Government agreed to dual-language signage in all of Wales, with Welsh taking precedence over English in the West. In the 1970's and 80's, second homes in Wales bought by English-speakers were under threat of being firebombed. In a very real way, a Remnant is still fighting English rule nine hundred years on - -- although very, very, much marginalised and made insignificant after a series of concessions to Welsh nationalism.



* Pre-skinhead-era neo-Nazis - the kind who do not cut their hair and who embrace fascism as well as racism - are (or were) an interesting case. They seem to understand that Hitler's war is long over and do not launch military maneuvers, or for that matter even behave all that violently. But they're still wearing the now horribly outdated ''Sturmabteilungen'' uniforms, and speak of Hitler as an almost immortal being.

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* Pre-skinhead-era neo-Nazis - -- the kind who do not cut their hair and who embrace fascism as well as racism - -- are (or were) an interesting case. They seem to understand that Hitler's war is long over and do not launch military maneuvers, or for that matter even behave all that violently. But they're still wearing the now horribly outdated ''Sturmabteilungen'' uniforms, and speak of Hitler as an almost immortal being.
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* ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'' was originally supposed to feature a team of Nazi die-hards as its villains. After directing ''Film/SchindlersList'', Spielberg didn't think he could feature ThoseWackyNazis as villains again, prompting him to change the villains to Soviets.

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* ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'' was originally supposed to feature ''[[Film/TheDamned1947 The Damned]]'' is about a team group of Nazis and Nazi die-hards collaborators who flee to South America in a U-boat in April 1945, hoping to set up TheRemnant as its villains. After directing ''Film/SchindlersList'', Spielberg didn't think he could feature ThoseWackyNazis as villains again, prompting him to change German defeat looms in Europe. When a German cargo ship encounters the villains to Soviets.sub and tells them that Germany has surrendered and the war is over, the Nazi Party fuctionary in charge of the submarine promptly torpedoes the cargo ship.
* Bane's army in ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' represents the remnants of the League of Shadows, a sinister organization decimated by Batman in the [[Film/BatmanBegins first movie of the series]].



* ''Film/TheLastSamurai'' has Nathan and Katsumoto's samurais fighting against the Meiji government.



* ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'' was originally supposed to feature a team of Nazi die-hards as its villains. After directing ''Film/SchindlersList'', Spielberg didn't think he could feature ThoseWackyNazis as villains again, prompting him to change the villains to Soviets.
* Quentin Turnbull and his Southern terrorists in ''Film/JonahHex''.



* Quentin Turnbull and his Southern terrorists in ''Film/JonahHex''.

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* Quentin Turnbull ''Film/TheLastSamurai'' has Nathan and Katsumoto's samurais fighting against the Meiji government.
* In ''Film/ManOfSteel'', Zod
and his Southern terrorists followers position themselves as the sole remnant of the Kryptonian civilization and seek to restore it.
* The First Order
in ''Film/JonahHex''.''Franchise/StarWars: Film/TheForceAwakens'' is a successor of the original Galactic Empire; note that the ''Legends'' continuity already had done something similar, as shown in the Literature folder below.



* Bane's army in ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' represents the remnants of the League of Shadows, a sinister organization decimated by Batman in the [[Film/BatmanBegins first movie of the series]].
* In ''Film/ManOfSteel'', Zod and his followers position themselves as the sole remnant of the Kryptonian civilization and seek to restore it.
* ''[[Film/TheDamned1947 The Damned]]'' is about a group of Nazis and Nazi collaborators who flee to South America in a U-boat in April 1945, hoping to set up TheRemnant as German defeat looms in Europe. When a German cargo ship encounters the sub and tells them that Germany has surrendered and the war is over, the Nazi Party fuctionary in charge of the submarine promptly torpedoes the cargo ship.
* The First Order in ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/TheForceAwakens'' is a successor of the original Galactic Empire; note that the ''Legends'' continuity already had done something similar, as shown in the Literature folder below.



* Col. Emmett Anderson (played by Kurtwood Smith) in the pilot episode of ''Series/TheMagnificentSeven'' [[RecycledTheSeries TV series]], "Ghosts of the Confederacy," who leads a group of ex-Confederate soldiers who roam the west preying on isolated towns.
* In the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield", the crew encounter an alien fugitive with the right side of his body colored white and the left colored black. Eventually his pursuer, who has the same colors but reversed arrives to capture him for causing "race riots". Eventually, the pursuer hijacks the ''Enterprise'' to try to return the fugitive to their home planet to face trial only to find that the planet had destroyed itself in the race war. Despite being offered a place to live by Kirk, both of them blame each other's race for what happened and start fighting, eventually taking their fight to the destroyed planet below.
-->'''Sulu''': But the cause they fought about no longer exists. Does it matter now which one was right?\\
'''Spock''': All that matters to them is their hate.\\
'''Uhura''': Do you suppose that's all they ever had, sir?\\
'''Kirk''': No, but that's all they have left. ''[dejected]'' Warp factor 4, Mr. Sulu. Starbase...4.
* In ''Series/StarTrekVoyager,'' a member of the Maquis used a plan too complicated to describe here ([[{{Brainwashed}} Brainwashing]] was involved) to cause the Maquis members of the Voyager crew to mutiny.
** This is actually a subversion; the guy in question was in reality never a part of the Maquis [[EvenEvilHasStandards because his more questionable methods of freedom fighting disgusted them]], and was trying to revive the Maquis through his brainwashing partially to get back at them for rejecting his help.
** The guy who did this (who only appeared in one episode) later did the voice of Harbinger from ''VideoGame/MassEffect2''. Assuming Direct Control, indeed.

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* Col. Emmett Anderson (played by Kurtwood Smith) in the pilot One episode of ''Series/TheMagnificentSeven'' [[RecycledTheSeries TV series]], "Ghosts ''TheAdventuresOfSirLancelot'' had a remnant of the Confederacy," who leads a group Roman colonial government of ex-Confederate soldiers who roam the west preying on isolated towns.
* In the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield", the crew encounter an alien fugitive with the right side
Britain hiding behind a section of his body colored white and the left colored black. Eventually his pursuer, who has the same colors but reversed arrives Hadrian's Wall, pretending to capture him be ghosts.
* Dylan Hunt is this
for causing "race riots". Eventually, the pursuer hijacks the ''Enterprise'' to try to return the fugitive to their home planet to face trial only to find that the planet had destroyed itself a while in the race war. Despite being offered a place to live by Kirk, both of them blame each other's race for what happened and start fighting, eventually taking their fight to the destroyed planet below.
-->'''Sulu''': But the cause they fought about no longer exists. Does it matter now which one was right?\\
'''Spock''': All that matters to them is their hate.\\
'''Uhura''': Do you suppose that's all they ever had, sir?\\
'''Kirk''': No, but that's all they have left. ''[dejected]'' Warp factor 4, Mr. Sulu. Starbase...4.
* In ''Series/StarTrekVoyager,'' a member of the Maquis used a plan too complicated to describe here ([[{{Brainwashed}} Brainwashing]] was involved) to cause the Maquis members of the Voyager crew to mutiny.
** This is actually a subversion; the guy in question was in reality never a part of the Maquis [[EvenEvilHasStandards because his more questionable methods of freedom fighting disgusted them]], and was
''{{Series/Andromeda}}'', trying to revive restart the Maquis through his brainwashing partially Commonwealth despite being the last soldier of the High Guard in existence.
* The crew of the Minbari warship ''Trigati'' in ''Series/BabylonFive''.
* The crew of the Battlestar Pegasus in ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' continued their war against the Cylons long after (as far as they knew) the government was completely wiped out and their warship was the only human fighting force left in the galaxy.
** The Galactica herself is also an example, though for the most part, they tended only
to fight the Cylons when escaping wasn't immediately possible. They do spend most of the MiniSeries trying to figure out who is in charge and getting the ship re-armed so they can get back at them for rejecting his help.
**
into the fight, it isn't until the end that Roslin convinces Adama that running away is the better option.
*
The guy who did this (who only appeared Anointed One's army in one episode) later did Season 2 of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. Spike dissolved the voice of Harbinger from ''VideoGame/MassEffect2''. Assuming Direct Control, indeed.ancient order when he took over.



* In ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'', the Torchwood Institute was once a massive organisation with access of powerful aliens weapons and talking about rebuilding the British Empire. After 2007 it's half a dozen people in a ElaborateUndergroundBase under Roald Dahl Plass. It became defunct in 2010, when [[spoiler:Jack left Earth]], and by 2011, it was four people on the run, basically running under Torchwood as a codeword. [[spoiler:With the death of one of its remaining four members, its status as of the end of ''Series/TorchwoodMiracleDay'' is unclear]].
* In the ''Series/MacGyver'' episode "Humanity", [=MacGyver=] tangles with the K-Force, a group of PraetorianGuard still loyal to Romania's dead tyrant Ceauşescu.
* 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.



** Played with throughout the series. While everyone ''thinks'' that Mal is The Remnant - ready to take the fight to the Alliance again on behalf of the Independents - he really just wants to forget the Alliance exists and live his own gorram life. The mistaken belief that Mal is still fighting the war is invoked in "Bushwhacked" and several times during [[Film/{{Serenity}} the movie]].

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** Played with throughout the series. While everyone ''thinks'' that Mal is The Remnant - -- ready to take the fight to the Alliance again on behalf of the Independents - -- he really just wants to forget the Alliance exists and live his own gorram life. The mistaken belief that Mal is still fighting the war is invoked in "Bushwhacked" and several times during [[Film/{{Serenity}} the movie]].



** Note that for a while, he ''was'' The Remnant--it's mentioned in various sources that he fought on at Serenity Valley with his troops for several weeks after the leaders of the Independents stopped fighting and began negotiating terms of surrender.
* An episode of ''Series/VoyageToTheBottomOfTheSea'' dealt with a Japanese holdout (see RealLife examples below).
* The crew of the Battlestar Pegasus in ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' continued their war against the Cylons long after (as far as they knew) the government was completely wiped out and their warship was the only human fighting force left in the galaxy.
** The Galactica herself is also an example, though for the most part, they tended only to fight the Cylons when escaping wasn't immediately possible. They do spend most of the MiniSeries trying to figure out who is in charge and getting the ship re-armed so they can get back into the fight, it isn't until the end that Roslin convinces Adama that running away is the better option.
* One episode of ''TheAdventuresOfSirLancelot'' had a remnant of the Roman colonial government of Britain hiding behind a section of Hadrian's Wall, pretending to be ghosts.

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** Note that for a while, he ''was'' The Remnant--it's Remnant -- it's mentioned in various sources that he fought on at Serenity Valley with his troops for several weeks after the leaders of the Independents stopped fighting and began negotiating terms of surrender.
* An Jess Evans and his Confederate renegades in the ''Series/FrontierCircus'' episode "The Hunter and the Hunted". Refused a pardon after the Civil War, they moved west and have been living as outlaws. Several are StillWearingTheOldColors.
* In one
episode of ''Series/VoyageToTheBottomOfTheSea'' dealt with ''Series/GilligansIsland'', a demented Japanese holdout (see RealLife examples below).
* The crew of
soldier who doesn't realize WWII is long-over arrives on the Battlestar Pegasus in ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' continued their war against island and begins ambushing the Cylons long after (as far as they knew) the government was completely wiped out and their warship was the only human fighting force left in the galaxy.
** The Galactica herself is also an example, though for the most part, they tended only to fight the Cylons when escaping wasn't immediately possible. They do spend most of the MiniSeries trying to figure out who is in charge and getting the ship re-armed so they can get back into the fight, it isn't until the end that Roslin convinces Adama that running away is the better option.
* One episode of ''TheAdventuresOfSirLancelot'' had a remnant of the Roman colonial government of Britain hiding behind a section of Hadrian's Wall, pretending to be ghosts.
castaways one by one.



* The American [=POWs=] in the ''Series/{{Lexx}}'' episode "Apocalexx Now" -- the Fighting 78th, a Marine Platoon that was captured during the Vietnam War and released during the episode, circa 2001 AD, under the impression that the war was still raging.
* In the ''Series/MacGyver'' episode "Humanity", [=MacGyver=] tangles with the K-Force, a group of PraetorianGuard still loyal to Romania's dead tyrant Ceauşescu.
* Col. Emmett Anderson (played by Kurtwood Smith) in the pilot episode of ''Series/TheMagnificentSeven'' [[RecycledTheSeries TV series]], "Ghosts of the Confederacy," who leads a group of ex-Confederate soldiers who roam the west preying on isolated towns.
* ''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.



* 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.
* Pompeii's army in ''Series/{{Rome}}'' is reduced to this after he loses a great battle and he is dumped as it's leader. Cato and Scipio take over but they are defeated in Africa.



* The crew of the Minbari warship ''Trigati'' in ''Series/BabylonFive''.
* Dylan Hunt is this for a while in ''{{Series/Andromeda}}'', trying to restart the Commonwealth despite being the last soldier of the High Guard in existence.
* The Annointed One's army in Season 2 of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. Spike dissolved the ancient order when he took over.



* In one episode of ''Series/GilligansIsland'', a demented Japanese soldier who doesn't realize WWII is long-over arrives on the island and begins ambushing the castaways one by one.
* Jess Evans and his Confederate renegades in the ''Series/FrontierCircus'' episode "The Hunter and the Hunted". Refused a pardon after the Civil War, they moved west and have been living as outlaws. Several are StillWearingTheOldColors.
* Pompeii's army in ''Series/{{Rome}}'' is reduced to this after he loses a great battle and he is dumped as it's leader. Cato and Scipio take over but they are defeated in Africa.
* The American [=POWs=] in the ''Series/{{Lexx}}'' episode "Apocalexx Now"- the Fighting 78th, a Marine Platoon that was captured during the Vietnam War and released during the episode, circa 2001 AD, under the impression that the war was still raging.
* ''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.

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* In the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield", the crew encounter an alien fugitive with the right side of his body colored white and the left colored black. Eventually his pursuer, who has the same colors but reversed arrives to capture him for causing "race riots". Eventually, the pursuer hijacks the ''Enterprise'' to try to return the fugitive to their home planet to face trial only to find that the planet had destroyed itself in the race war. Despite being offered a place to live by Kirk, both of them blame each other's race for what happened and start fighting, eventually taking their fight to the destroyed planet below.
-->'''Sulu''': But the cause they fought about no longer exists. Does it matter now which
one was right?\\
'''Spock''': All that matters to them is their hate.\\
'''Uhura''': Do you suppose that's all they ever had, sir?\\
'''Kirk''': No, but that's all they have left. ''[dejected]'' Warp factor 4, Mr. Sulu. Starbase...4.
* In ''Series/StarTrekVoyager,'' a member of the Maquis used a plan too complicated to describe here ([[{{Brainwashed}} Brainwashing]] was involved) to cause the Maquis members of the Voyager crew to mutiny.
** This is actually a subversion; the guy in question was in reality never a part of the Maquis [[EvenEvilHasStandards because his more questionable methods of freedom fighting disgusted them]], and was trying to revive the Maquis through his brainwashing partially to get back at them for rejecting his help.
** The guy who did this (who only appeared in one episode) later did the voice of Harbinger from ''VideoGame/MassEffect2''. Assuming Direct Control, indeed.
* In ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'', the Torchwood Institute was once a massive organisation with access of powerful aliens weapons and talking about rebuilding the British Empire. After 2007 it's half a dozen people in a ElaborateUndergroundBase under Roald Dahl Plass. It became defunct in 2010, when [[spoiler:Jack left Earth]], and by 2011, it was four people on the run, basically running under Torchwood as a codeword. [[spoiler:With the death of one of its remaining four members, its status as of the end of ''Series/TorchwoodMiracleDay'' is unclear]].
* An
episode of ''Series/GilligansIsland'', ''Series/VoyageToTheBottomOfTheSea'' dealt with a demented Japanese soldier who doesn't realize WWII is long-over arrives on the island and begins ambushing the castaways one by one.
* Jess Evans and his Confederate renegades in the ''Series/FrontierCircus'' episode "The Hunter and the Hunted". Refused a pardon after the Civil War, they moved west and have been living as outlaws. Several are StillWearingTheOldColors.
* Pompeii's army in ''Series/{{Rome}}'' is reduced to this after he loses a great battle and he is dumped as it's leader. Cato and Scipio take over but they are defeated in Africa.
* The American [=POWs=] in the ''Series/{{Lexx}}'' episode "Apocalexx Now"- the Fighting 78th, a Marine Platoon that was captured during the Vietnam War and released during the episode, circa 2001 AD, under the impression that the war was still raging.
* ''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.
holdout (see RealLife examples below).



* ''Tabletopgame/BattleTech'': Even after their annihilation there are still small elements of Clan Smoke Jaguar who pop in and out occasionally.
** The Spirit Cats are the remains of Clan Nova Cat, who were destroyed by the Draconis Combine.
** Despite Republic of the Sphere propaganda, the [[ChurchMilitant Word of Blake]] was never entirely annihilated. The survivors are assumed to have made a suicidal bid to attack the Clan Homeworlds, are enjoying retirement on the remaining Hidden Five, or masterminding round two for the Jihad. They are something of a bogeyman for the Inner Sphere: still possessing their most elite troops, a self-sufficient industrial infrastructure, and the setting's planet killing weapon.
* The ''TabletopGame/{{Deadlands}}'' supplement ''South o' the Border'' includes the San Patrico Battalion: a group of Americans who fought for Mexico in the UsefulNotes/MexicanAmericanWar who now roam the badlands of the Confederacy and northern Mexico.



* The ''TabletopGame/{{Deadlands}}'' supplement ''South o' the Border'' includes the San Patrico Battalion: a group of Americans who fought for Mexico in the UsefulNotes/MexicanAmericanWar who now roam the badlands of the Confederacy and northern Mexico.

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* The ''TabletopGame/{{Deadlands}}'' supplement ''South o' the Border'' includes the San Patrico Battalion: a group of Americans who fought for Mexico Kraken Fleet from ''TabletopGame/FiftyFathoms''. Their only city has been destroyed, their once proud navy is down to one Great Ship, and their leader, Grand Admiral Caspian, was crippled in the UsefulNotes/MexicanAmericanWar who now roam last fight against the badlands of BigBad. It hasn't stopped the Confederacy remaining Kraken from trying to find ways to fight the BigBad, and northern Mexico.win this time.



* The Kraken Fleet from ''TabletopGame/FiftyFathoms''. Their only city has been destroyed, their once proud navy is down to one Great Ship, and their leader, Grand Admiral Caspian, was crippled in the last fight against the BigBad. It hasn't stopped the remaining Kraken from trying to find ways to fight the BigBad, and win this time.
* ''Tabletopgame/BattleTech'': Even after their annihilation there are still small elements of Clan Smoke Jaguar who pop in and out occasionally.
** The Spirit Cats are the remains of Clan Nova Cat, who were destroyed by the Draconis Combine.
** Despite Republic of the Sphere propaganda, the [[ChurchMilitant Word of Blake]] was never entirely annihilated. The survivors are assumed to have made a suicidal bid to attack the Clan Homeworlds, are enjoying retirement on the remaining Hidden Five, or masterminding round two for the Jihad. They are something of a bogeyman for the Inner Sphere: still possessing their most elite troops, a self-sufficient industrial infrastructure, and the setting's planet killing weapon.



* ''VideoGame/MetalGear2SolidSnake'': Despite losing Mother Base, the Metal Gear, half the army's aces, most of the army, ''and'' [[spoiler:Venom Snake]], Big Boss reconsolidates his forces in Zanzibar Land ''using the very hostages Outer Heaven took in the first game''. In essence, they used to think that Big Boss was only a deluded war maniac (which he may or may not be from all the brain damage) and his war against the secret robot leaders of the United States was just the insanity talking... until said leaders ordered a missile strike on the hostages to eliminate any witnesses, killing some of their families. The survivors enlisted under Big Boss' dying army to fight his losing secret war as one final spiteful revenge.
* In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' and its [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty sequel]], the terrorists joins forces with a renegade Russian outfit led by Col. Sergei Gurlukovich. A most sympathetic character, the Colonel took Cold Warriors who had nowhere to turn after the Wall fell and made them into a mercenary force. Sergei's top guy, Ocelot, hints that certain corners of the Russian armed forces are disgusted with the current state of their country. The Colonel himself has a personal motive: After the USSR collapsed, his hometown was bought up by the U.S. and turned into an atomic testing site. Gurlukovich is delusional enough to think that if he can steal Metal Gear and deliver it into the Russians' hands, it will mean a renaissance for his country.
* Abundant in the ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' universe - enemies are never fully killed off, they periodically return after slowly rebuilding. Arthas, [[{{Irony}} of all]] [[OurLichesAreDifferent people]], lampshades this at one point by complaining "Doesn't anyone stay dead anymore?"
** The early missions of ''Warcraft III'' feature orcish holdouts from the Second War, clinging to "dying traditions" and using armies evocative of ''Warcraft II''. Later expansions, including ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', turn the tables by featuring a xenophobic Alliance admiral campaigning against the (reformed) orcs even after a truce between the Alliance and the Horde.
** The upper reaches of Blackrock Mountain are ruled by the remnants of the "Dark Horde," the few ogre, troll, and orc clans that fell under the rule of [[DragonTheirFeet Rend Blackhand]] decades ago, and who feel that the [[VideoGame/WarcraftII Second War]] has never really ended. What makes this self-proclaimed "true Horde" dangerous is that they know their ongoing battle is largely hopeless, but they keep fighting anyway.
** Meanwhile in Outland is the "Fel Horde," demon-corrupted orcs left behind following the destruction of the Dark Portal. They've since thrown their lot with Illidan after he conquered Outland from the Burning Legion.
** The trollish tribes such as the Amani or Gurubashi are actually the remnants of ancient, mighty empires. Thousands of years later, their capitals are mostly ruins, and their (cannibalistic) culture and technology are primitive compared to the rest of the world. As of the "Rise of the Zandalari" patch, these remnants have united under the Zandalar tribe, the oldest troll civilization, in a last-ditch effort to reverse their race's decline and build a civilization capable of surviving their island home's destruction.
** After Arthas' death at the end of ''Wrath of the Lich King'', Bolvar Fordragon becomes the new Lich King in order to [[SealedEvilInACan keep the Scourge in check]]. However in the subsequent ''Cataclysm'' expansion it's revealed that Darkmaster Gandling took advantage of the new Lich King's weakness to take control of the Scourge forces in the Plaguelands.
** The [[KnightTemplar Scarlet]] [[HeWhoFightsMonsters Crusade]] see themselves as righteous successors of the kingdom of Lordaeron, which was destroyed by [[ZombieApocalypse the Scourge]] in ''Warcraft III''. This naturally brings them into conflict with the Forsaken, the Horde-aligned faction of free-willed undead that the Crusade [[VanHelsingHateCrimes sees as indistinguishable from the non-sentient undead Scourge.]] But with [[FantasticRacism both]] [[ColdBloodedTorture factions]] [[AxCrazy using]] [[PlayingWithSyringes rather]] [[ThePlague questionable]] [[CameBackWrong methods]], their conflict can be seen as {{Black and Grey Morality}} at best.
*** The Scarlet Crusade is a particularly enduring Remnant as well. Over ''Wrath of the Lich King'' it lost its leadership in Northrend, and by the ''Cataclysm'' expansion their forces in the Eastern Plaguelands were turned into undead, their fortress in the Western Plaguelands was taken over by the [[LawfulGood Argent Crusade]], and they're basically down to the Scarlet Monastery and some scattered holdings in Tirisfal Glades. The game attributes their continued survival to High Inquisitor Whitemane - [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration as a Priest, she can revive the fallen.]]
* In ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'', the remnants of Team Rocket from Giovanni's sudden disappearance in the last game are the main antagonists, trying to call Giovanni back to them. [[spoiler:In the DS remakes, there's also an event involving TimeTravel where it turns out Giovanni ''was'' going to come back to lead them, but a combination of the signal suddenly stopping and the player soundly thrashing him along the way convince him to go back into exile.]]
** ''[[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Platinum]]'' also has Team Galactic turn into this after their leader Cyrus is beaten, though the new guy in charge outright tells you that they're not going to be quite as bad as they had been.
** A small group of Rockets post-disappearance are fought in the ExtendedGameplay of the ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Red and Blue]]'' remakes, ''[=FireRed=]'' and ''[=LeafGreen=]''; it's implied that the last ones you fight are the same people who go on to lead the efforts in ''Gold'' and ''Silver''.
** And again in ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' where after [[spoiler: Ghetsis, the true leader and mastermind]] is defeated [[spoiler: he and his son N]] vanish, leaving behind the seven sages, and a couple of random Team Plasma members. The sequel, ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'', sees the organisation fully rebuilt after a two-year TimeSkip... into ''two opposing factions''.
* The opening mission of ''VideoGame/StarFoxAssault'' has you destroying the last remnants of the Venom army before you move up in the SortingAlgorithmOfEvil.
* The Divine Crusaders in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars OriginalGeneration'' show up again in the sequel as the Neo [=DC=], and then ''again'' in the GaidenGame. It helps that the Divine Crusaders are a walking ShoutOut to [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Zeon]], and that they had help from another faction.
** ''VideoGame/EndlessFrontier'' also has a variant with [[spoiler:the Einst, who get bonus points for being the remnant of a ''eldritch abomination'' faction]]. Remnants of this faction also appear in ''OriginalGeneration [[GaidenGame Gaiden]]'', but not as examples of this trope.
* The ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' series has plenty, since it takes place AfterTheEnd.
** The series' recurring villainous faction is the Enclave, éminence grise members of the pre-war U.S. government who rode out the apocalypse in their bunker before emerging to retake the wasteland. Responsible for unscrupulous projects such as the Forced Evolutionary Virus and Vault Experiment, over the course of ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'' they try to kill everyone that doesn't match their criteria of "pure" human, which considering all the radiation is pretty much everybody except themselves and Vault Dwellers who have never left their vaults. They get defeated. So when you encounter them in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'', you're fighting the remnant of The Remnant, and then in the ''Broken Steel'' expansion you fight the remnants of ''that''. As of ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' the Enclave is all but extinct, but you can convince a handful of survivors to rally for one last hurrah at the Second Battle of Hoover Dam, where they'll become the stuff of legends. That said, [[SequelHook the game hints that there are probably more Enclave holdouts in the Midwest, such as the Chicago outpost visited by ED-E.]]
** Many members of The Master's super mutant army survived his death, and by the time of ''Fallout 2'' eighty years later, the smarter ones have settled in peace in the city of Broken Hills. While super mutants can be encountered as [[DemonicSpiders particularly dangerous]] raiders, ''New Vegas'' reveals that most are happy to readjust to a peaceful life. Unfortunately, the [[EliteMooks Nightkin]] have had their sanity shattered due to use of their stealth technology, and still wage war on non-mutants for various crazy reasons, even as their non-nightkin brethren are working to cure them of their afflictions.
** The Brotherhood of Steel technically qualifies, as they're descended from a group of former United States Army soldiers. In a twist, it's revealed in the first game that the soldiers were ''mutineers'' and the Brotherhood was effectively a secessionist movement. Unlike most examples on this page, they're [[BlackAndGreyMorality relatively]] heroic, if rather racist and exclusionist.
*** The Brotherhood of Steel itself seems to be heading this way after the events of ''New Vegas'' and ''Fallout 4'', potentially much more so if the players don't like the Brotherhood. First ''New Vegas'' canonized the Brotherhood NCR war, which either eradicated most west coast chapters or drove them into hiding like the Mojave chapter. ''Fallout 4'' reveals that the situation has gotten much worse since ''New Vegas'', as the NCR has managed to expand around/through the Mojave and threatens even more chapters. The tone of Elder Maxison's terminal entries make it sound as if the East coast chapter of the Brotherhood is by far the most active chapter and that the Brotherhood as a whole depends on them.
** ''Fallout 3'' features the Chinese Remnant, [[OurGhoulsAreDifferent ghoulified]] pre-War Chinese infiltrators lurking in the ruins of Washington D.C.
** The ''Point Lookout'' DLC also has Desmond Lockheart and Professor Calvert, two high-ranking pre-War intelligence officers who have carried on their old rivalry for two hundred years, even though the nations they once represented no longer exist. And it's implied that there are others like them still playing the "Great Game."
* ''Homeworld: Cataclysm'' with the Taiidani empire. In the original ''VideoGame/{{Homeworld}}'', exiles literaly marched to the heart of their very empire. There was already rebellion, and the rebels found it very useful that exiles took the capital of TheEmpire and killed the emperor. In the time of the expansion, the Imperial capital is controlled by the exiles, and the rebellion is establishing a new government. That however, doesnt stops several Taiidan warlords and splinter factions from trying to attack the still vulnerable ex-capital and try to establish the empire again.
* In ''Franchise/FireEmblem: [[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe The Binding Blade]]'', defeating King Zephiel with all legendary weapons available and intact unlocks the chapters leading to the true ending of the game. The very first of these, "The Ghost of Bern", pits Roy against the remnant of the Bern army, led by the final Wyvern General under orders from her deceased king.
** ''Fire Emblem: Blazing Sword'' has this as well with Eubans's mercenaries, who fight Eliwood and Hector despite being completely aware that the lords have already killed their employer.
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones'' has it again: Even after the Grado Empire is defeated by Prince Ephraim's forces, the Grado ''Remnant'' remains a persistent foe. Of note, Grado's [[UnluckyChildhoodFriend prince]] is still alive, and is the one giving the orders.
* In the Tau campaign of ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar: Dark Crusade'', when the Imperial Guard are defeated, the narrator mentions that many of the survivors continued to stage guerilla attacks against the aliens. Also, in the actual game, the forces remaining in any enemy-controlled province after their main headquarters on the RiskStyleMap has been captured probably count.



* In ''VideoGame/AlphaProtocol'', this is an almost-inevitable consequence of the Alpha Protocol system, because there are so many layers of deniability built into the program that each agent can become an organization unto himself, and when the program is exposed, it just shuts down and the government denies everything, leaving its remaining agents completely unattached. Conrad Marburg's Deus Vult is one such organization, and though it's not outright stated, it is strongly hinted that [[spoiler: [=G22=] is actually the remnant of a previous iteration of Alpha Protocol known as [=G19=].]]
* 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).



* In the ''Franchise/StarWars'' games set in the ''[[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...
* ''VideoGame/TheGodfather: The Game'' counts an enemy Family as wiped out once you bomb and take over their Compound, but any {{Legitimate Businessmens Social Club}}s that you have yet to take over still shows as under their control, plus in certain spots even in Corleone turf you may still find pockets of enemy mobsters.
* In ''VideoGame/DungeonKeeper 2'' the Sylvan Elves formerly under the command of Lord Ronin continue to fight against Keeper Asmodeous. Interestingly, and very unusually for this trope, if left to their own devices they'll actually ''win''. Granted it won't resurrect their commander, but they'll get their territory back. Of course, the mission objective is to kill Asmodeous yourself in order to prevent this, with the assumption being that the player has destroyed the remaining Elves in the process. Later, the remainder of Lord Bramble's forces don't give up either, but they're more interested in surviving in what remains of his fortress than actually aggressing against the two Keepers in the area.

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* In the ''Franchise/StarWars'' games set The player could actually become a remnant soldier in the ''[[Franchise/StarWarsLegends Legends]]'' continuity, online mode of the game ''VideoGame/{{Chromehounds}}''. If your nation was the first to be taken over, you could then elect to either join one of 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...
* ''VideoGame/TheGodfather: The Game'' counts an enemy Family as wiped
two nations or strike out once you bomb and take over their Compound, but any {{Legitimate Businessmens Social Club}}s that you have yet to take over still shows as under their control, plus in certain spots even in Corleone turf you may still find pockets of enemy mobsters.
* In ''VideoGame/DungeonKeeper 2'' the Sylvan Elves formerly under the command of Lord Ronin continue to fight
on your own, fighting against Keeper Asmodeous. Interestingly, and very unusually for this trope, if left to their own devices they'll actually ''win''. Granted it won't resurrect their commander, but they'll get their territory back. Of course, both in hopes of liberating the mission objective is to kill Asmodeous yourself in order to prevent this, with the assumption being that the player has destroyed the remaining Elves in the process. Later, the remainder of Lord Bramble's forces don't give up either, but they're more interested in surviving in what remains of his fortress than actually aggressing against the two Keepers in the area.conquered third.



* Many un-updated RandomEncounter zones can produce an effect similar to this after external plot changes, such as TheEmpire's troops in South Figaro's secret tunnel after the Floating Continent in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI''.
* In ''VideoGame/{{StarCraft|I}}'', the Confederacy just won't seem to go away after being defeated by Arcturus Mengsk. One remnant group joined the United Earth Directorate shortly after they invaded the sector.
** The Confederacy appears in a cool map, Deception, having made strange alliances.
** Ironically, there are UED remnants left in the K-Sector after their defeat, some of them serving as mercenaries; in fact, a lot of the remnants of old Terran factions appear as mercenaries that can be hired in ''VideoGame/StarCraftIIWingsOfLiberty''.
** Mengsk himself spent a few months as a remnant force between the sacking of his capital of Augustgrad and being able to reclaim it from Kerrigan's Swarm. There are also several prominent protoss examples (ranging in size from "the majority of the Fleet of the Executor" to "a couple dozen civilian refugees") on Aiur following the zerg invasion of that world; though most of them escape sooner or later and are absorbed into (or found, in the case of Artanis's group) the Daelaam Protoss government on Shakuras.

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* Many un-updated RandomEncounter zones can produce an effect similar to this after external plot changes, such as TheEmpire's troops in South Figaro's secret tunnel after ''Neo VideoGame/{{Contra}}'' has [[AntagonistTitle the Floating Continent in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI''.
titular organization]] Bill and Jaguar battle throughout the whole game. They are apparently the political rebels who are trying to defy the governments by setting up their powers.
* In ''VideoGame/{{StarCraft|I}}'', the Confederacy just won't seem to go away after being defeated by Arcturus Mengsk. One remnant group joined Tau campaign of ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar: Dark Crusade'', when the United Earth Directorate shortly after they invaded Imperial Guard are defeated, the sector.
** The Confederacy appears in a cool map, Deception, having made strange alliances.
** Ironically, there are UED remnants left
narrator mentions that many of the survivors continued to stage guerilla attacks against the aliens. Also, in the K-Sector actual game, the forces remaining in any enemy-controlled province after their defeat, some main headquarters on the RiskStyleMap has been captured probably count.
* In ''VideoGame/DungeonKeeper 2'' the Sylvan Elves formerly under the command
of Lord Ronin continue to fight against Keeper Asmodeous. Interestingly, and very unusually for this trope, if left to their own devices they'll actually ''win''. Granted it won't resurrect their commander, but they'll get their territory back. Of course, the mission objective is to kill Asmodeous yourself in order to prevent this, with the assumption being that the player has destroyed the remaining Elves in the process. Later, the remainder of Lord Bramble's forces don't give up either, but they're more interested in surviving in what remains of his fortress than actually aggressing against the two Keepers in the area.
* In ''Videogame/DynastyWarriors 8'', the Jin Campaign's AlternateHistory storyline sees
them serving as mercenaries; in fact, a lot of defeating Shu and Wu halfway through... and then spend the other half dealing with an incredibly stubborn [[TheRemnant Remnant]] of Shu's old military, Jiang Wei, who rallies various allies (including remnants of old Terran factions appear as mercenaries that can be hired Wu's forces) in ''VideoGame/StarCraftIIWingsOfLiberty''.
** Mengsk himself spent
a few months as a remnant force between the sacking of his capital of Augustgrad and being able bid to reclaim it from Kerrigan's Swarm. There are also several prominent protoss examples (ranging in size from "the majority of the Fleet of the Executor" to "a couple dozen civilian refugees") on Aiur following the zerg invasion of that world; though most of them escape sooner or later and are absorbed into (or found, in the case of Artanis's group) the Daelaam Protoss government on Shakuras.retake Shu.



* In ''VideoGame/AlphaProtocol'', this is an almost-inevitable consequence of the Alpha Protocol system, because there are so many layers of deniability built into the program that each agent can become an organization unto himself, and when the program is exposed, it just shuts down and the government denies everything, leaving its remaining agents completely unattached. Conrad Marburg's Deus Vult is one such organization, and though it's not outright stated, it is strongly hinted that [[spoiler: [=G22=] is actually the remnant of a previous iteration of Alpha Protocol known as [=G19=].]]
* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'': One of the enemy factions in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'' and ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'' is a Covenant remnant led by religiously fanatical Elites who disregard the Arbiter's peace treaty with humanity. [[spoiler:The Covenant fighting on the planet Genesis are the remnants of the remnant, with the Arbiter having rooted them out of their last stronghold on Sanghelios. ]]
** The Didact, the BigBad of ''Halo 4'''s main campaign, is leading the remnants of his Promethean Warrior-Servants in tandem with the Covenant remnant against the UNSC, despite there being no plausible means of restoring the Forerunner Ecumene to its ancient glory.
** The ExpandedUniverse and gaiden games include several ''other'' Covenant remnants unrelated to the one we see in ''4'' and ''5'', such as the Keepers of the One Freedom (who are unique in their relative tolerance towards humanity).
* ''VideoGame/TotalAnnihilationKingdoms'' ''Iron Plague'': After Lokken was defeated in the first game, a small band of cultist called The Cult of Lokken still fight to restore Taros's former glory, [[spoiler:and they are successful in reviving Lokken from the dead.]]
* ''Neo VideoGame/{{Contra}}'' has [[AntagonistTitle the titular organization]] Bill and Jaguar battle throughout the whole game. They are apparently the political rebels who are trying to defy the governments by setting up their powers.



* The ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' series has plenty, since it takes place AfterTheEnd.
** The series' recurring villainous faction is the Enclave, éminence grise members of the pre-war U.S. government who rode out the apocalypse in their bunker before emerging to retake the wasteland. Responsible for unscrupulous projects such as the Forced Evolutionary Virus and Vault Experiment, over the course of ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'' they try to kill everyone that doesn't match their criteria of "pure" human, which considering all the radiation is pretty much everybody except themselves and Vault Dwellers who have never left their vaults. They get defeated. So when you encounter them in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'', you're fighting the remnant of The Remnant, and then in the ''Broken Steel'' expansion you fight the remnants of ''that''. As of ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' the Enclave is all but extinct, but you can convince a handful of survivors to rally for one last hurrah at the Second Battle of Hoover Dam, where they'll become the stuff of legends. That said, [[SequelHook the game hints that there are probably more Enclave holdouts in the Midwest, such as the Chicago outpost visited by ED-E.]]
** Many members of The Master's super mutant army survived his death, and by the time of ''Fallout 2'' eighty years later, the smarter ones have settled in peace in the city of Broken Hills. While super mutants can be encountered as [[DemonicSpiders particularly dangerous]] raiders, ''New Vegas'' reveals that most are happy to readjust to a peaceful life. Unfortunately, the [[EliteMooks Nightkin]] have had their sanity shattered due to use of their stealth technology, and still wage war on non-mutants for various crazy reasons, even as their non-nightkin brethren are working to cure them of their afflictions.
** The Brotherhood of Steel technically qualifies, as they're descended from a group of former United States Army soldiers. In a twist, it's revealed in the first game that the soldiers were ''mutineers'' and the Brotherhood was effectively a secessionist movement. Unlike most examples on this page, they're [[BlackAndGreyMorality relatively]] heroic, if rather racist and exclusionist.
*** The Brotherhood of Steel itself seems to be heading this way after the events of ''New Vegas'' and ''Fallout 4'', potentially much more so if the players don't like the Brotherhood. First ''New Vegas'' canonized the Brotherhood NCR war, which either eradicated most west coast chapters or drove them into hiding like the Mojave chapter. ''Fallout 4'' reveals that the situation has gotten much worse since ''New Vegas'', as the NCR has managed to expand around/through the Mojave and threatens even more chapters. The tone of Elder Maxison's terminal entries make it sound as if the East coast chapter of the Brotherhood is by far the most active chapter and that the Brotherhood as a whole depends on them.
** ''Fallout 3'' features the Chinese Remnant, [[OurGhoulsAreDifferent ghoulified]] pre-War Chinese infiltrators lurking in the ruins of Washington D.C.
** The ''Point Lookout'' DLC also has Desmond Lockheart and Professor Calvert, two high-ranking pre-War intelligence officers who have carried on their old rivalry for two hundred years, even though the nations they once represented no longer exist. And it's implied that there are others like them still playing the "Great Game."
* Many un-updated RandomEncounter zones can produce an effect similar to this after external plot changes, such as TheEmpire's troops in South Figaro's secret tunnel after the Floating Continent in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI''.
* In ''Franchise/FireEmblem: [[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe The Binding Blade]]'', defeating King Zephiel with all legendary weapons available and intact unlocks the chapters leading to the true ending of the game. The very first of these, "The Ghost of Bern", pits Roy against the remnant of the Bern army, led by the final Wyvern General under orders from her deceased king.
** ''Fire Emblem: Blazing Sword'' has this as well with Eubans's mercenaries, who fight Eliwood and Hector despite being completely aware that the lords have already killed their employer.
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones'' has it again: Even after the Grado Empire is defeated by Prince Ephraim's forces, the Grado ''Remnant'' remains a persistent foe. Of note, Grado's [[UnluckyChildhoodFriend prince]] is still alive, and is the one giving the orders.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Freespace}}'', we get two factions of Remnants.
** In the first game, is a Vasudan group calling themselves "The Hammer of Light" who refuse to accept their government's cease-fire with the Galactic Terran Alliance, and believe that the genocidal Shivans are a prophesized god-race. The Vasudan Empire declares them a terrorist group and they are believed to have been wiped out some time after the formation of the Galactic Terran-Vasudan Alliance.
** In the second game, the Terran Admiral Bosch forms a Polaris-based militant group called the Neo-Terran Front. Their aims are to overthrow the current Terran government and break ties with the now-friendly Vasudans, motivated mainly by good old-fashioned racism (speciesism in this case). They are declared a rebel group and wiped out over the course of the game. [[spoiler:It was actually all a front by Bosch, who really wanted an excuse to plunder some Vasudan ruins and revive an abandoned Terran project to communicate with the Shivans. He is successful in this endeavor, and survives the game... albeit in the custody of the Shivans, and who knows what they intend to do with him.]]
* ''VideoGame/TheGodfather: The Game'' counts an enemy Family as wiped out once you bomb and take over their Compound, but any {{Legitimate Businessmens Social Club}}s that you have yet to take over still shows as under their control, plus in certain spots even in Corleone turf you may still find pockets of enemy mobsters.
* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'': One of the enemy factions in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'' and ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'' is a Covenant remnant led by religiously fanatical Elites who disregard the Arbiter's peace treaty with humanity. [[spoiler:The Covenant fighting on the planet Genesis are the remnants of the remnant, with the Arbiter having rooted them out of their last stronghold on Sanghelios. ]]
** The Didact, the BigBad of ''Halo 4'''s main campaign, is leading the remnants of his Promethean Warrior-Servants in tandem with the Covenant remnant against the UNSC, despite there being no plausible means of restoring the Forerunner Ecumene to its ancient glory.
** The ExpandedUniverse and gaiden games include several ''other'' Covenant remnants unrelated to the one we see in ''4'' and ''5'', such as the Keepers of the One Freedom (who are unique in their relative tolerance towards humanity).
* ''Homeworld: Cataclysm'' with the Taiidani empire. In the original ''VideoGame/{{Homeworld}}'', exiles literaly marched to the heart of their very empire. There was already rebellion, and the rebels found it very useful that exiles took the capital of TheEmpire and killed the emperor. In the time of the expansion, the Imperial capital is controlled by the exiles, and the rebellion is establishing a new government. That however, doesnt stops several Taiidan warlords and splinter factions from trying to attack the still vulnerable ex-capital and try to establish the empire again.



* ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline'' has the True Way. They're a terrorist group composed of rogue Jem'Hadar and Cardassian soldiers that wants to overthrow the civilian-dominated Cardassian government that came into being post-''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'' and resume the Dominion War.
** ''The 2800'' mission arc is a time-travel twist on the 'holdout that haven't heard/refuses to believe the war is over' variant -- the eponymous 2800 are 2800 Dominion warships that disappeared in the wormhole in 2374, at the height of the Dominion War... only to emerge in 2409, 34 years after the War ended, quickly capturing Deep Space Nine. It even goes so far as to have the solution be an analogue to bringing in the old commanding officer (the Federation brings out the Female Changeling imprisoned after the war, and gets her to co-operate by offering to return her to the Dominion for her assistance). [[spoiler: That is to say, the ''intended'' solution. Unfortunately, while the Vorta falls in line, the Jem'Hadar First goes nuts and decides that a suicidal last stand is preferable to surrender even against a Founder's orders.]]
** While the Tal Shiar starts out as StateSec crossed with de-facto rule of the Romulan Star Empire [[note]]it's not really TheManBehindTheMan since it's common knowledge that the relationship between the Tal Shiar and the Empress is more akin to untrusting allies than a ruler and her subordinates[[/note]], by the end of the Romulan storyline they have been reduced to this, having splintered from the remnants of the Star Empire in the wake of [[spoiler: Sela's disappearance]] and reeling from [[spoiler: Hakeev's death]]. What remains of Imperial loyalist forces are almost too ''weak'' for this trope -- when [[spoiler: Sela returns]] the escort force they manage to gather consists of an armed freighter and a Mogai warbird (a mid-size warship).
** While there have been no story effects of it -- WordOfGod have indicated it was mostly an excuse to keep related PVE queues running[[note]]which looks odd in light of [[VoodooShark all the other PVE queues the story has gone past but still remains available]][[/note]] -- this happens at the end of the Iconian War. [[spoiler: The surviving Iconians decide to withdraw to Iconia with their forces and remain there if they're allowed to do so undisturbed... except for T'Ket, who swears she will continue to fight against the Klingon-Federation-Romulan Alliance (and since the Heralds are all sworn to one specific Iconian or the other she does have an army to continue to fight with).]]
* According to the official bio for ''Videogame/{{Team Fortress 2}}'''s Soldier, after being rejected from all branches of the military he flew to Europe on his own and embarked on a 'Nazi killing spree', which ended when he heard news of the war's end. In 1949.
* The player could actually become a remnant soldier in the online mode of the game ''VideoGame/{{Chromehounds}}''. If your nation was the first to be taken over, you could then elect to either join one of the remaining two nations or strike out on your own, fighting against both in hopes of liberating the conquered third.

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* ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline'' has ''VideoGame/MetalGear2SolidSnake'': Despite losing Mother Base, the True Way. They're a terrorist group composed of rogue Jem'Hadar and Cardassian soldiers that wants to overthrow Metal Gear, half the civilian-dominated Cardassian government that came into being post-''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'' and resume army's aces, most of the Dominion War.
** ''The 2800'' mission arc is a time-travel twist on
army, ''and'' [[spoiler:Venom Snake]], Big Boss reconsolidates his forces in Zanzibar Land ''using the 'holdout that haven't heard/refuses to believe the war is over' variant -- the eponymous 2800 are 2800 Dominion warships that disappeared very hostages Outer Heaven took in the wormhole in 2374, at the height of the Dominion War... first game''. In essence, they used to think that Big Boss was only to emerge in 2409, 34 years after the War ended, quickly capturing Deep Space Nine. It even goes so far as to have the solution be an analogue to bringing in the old commanding officer (the Federation brings out the Female Changeling imprisoned after the war, and gets her to co-operate by offering to return her to the Dominion for her assistance). [[spoiler: That is to say, the ''intended'' solution. Unfortunately, while the Vorta falls in line, the Jem'Hadar First goes nuts and decides that a suicidal last stand is preferable to surrender even against a Founder's orders.]]
** While the Tal Shiar starts out as StateSec crossed with de-facto rule of the Romulan Star Empire [[note]]it's
deluded war maniac (which he may or may not really TheManBehindTheMan since it's common knowledge that the relationship between the Tal Shiar and the Empress is more akin to untrusting allies than a ruler and her subordinates[[/note]], by the end of the Romulan storyline they have been reduced to this, having splintered be from the remnants of the Star Empire in the wake of [[spoiler: Sela's disappearance]] and reeling from [[spoiler: Hakeev's death]]. What remains of Imperial loyalist forces are almost too ''weak'' for this trope -- when [[spoiler: Sela returns]] the escort force they manage to gather consists of an armed freighter and a Mogai warbird (a mid-size warship).
** While there have been no story effects of it -- WordOfGod have indicated it was mostly an excuse to keep related PVE queues running[[note]]which looks odd in light of [[VoodooShark
all the other PVE queues the story has gone past but still remains available]][[/note]] -- this happens at the end of the Iconian War. [[spoiler: The surviving Iconians decide to withdraw to Iconia with their forces brain damage) and remain there if they're allowed to do so undisturbed... except for T'Ket, who swears she will continue to fight his war against the Klingon-Federation-Romulan Alliance (and since secret robot leaders of the Heralds are all sworn to one specific Iconian or United States was just the other she does have an insanity talking... until said leaders ordered a missile strike on the hostages to eliminate any witnesses, killing some of their families. The survivors enlisted under Big Boss' dying army to continue to fight with).]]
his losing secret war as one final spiteful revenge.
* According to In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' and its [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty sequel]], the official bio for ''Videogame/{{Team Fortress 2}}'''s Soldier, terrorists joins forces with a renegade Russian outfit led by Col. Sergei Gurlukovich. A most sympathetic character, the Colonel took Cold Warriors who had nowhere to turn after being rejected from all branches the Wall fell and made them into a mercenary force. Sergei's top guy, Ocelot, hints that certain corners of the military he flew to Europe on Russian armed forces are disgusted with the current state of their country. The Colonel himself has a personal motive: After the USSR collapsed, his own hometown was bought up by the U.S. and embarked on a 'Nazi killing spree', which ended when turned into an atomic testing site. Gurlukovich is delusional enough to think that if he heard news of can steal Metal Gear and deliver it into the war's end. In 1949.
* The player could actually become
Russians' hands, it will mean a remnant soldier in the online mode of the game ''VideoGame/{{Chromehounds}}''. If your nation was the first to be taken over, you could then elect to either join one of the remaining two nations or strike out on your own, fighting against both in hopes of liberating the conquered third.renaissance for his country.



* In ''VideoGame/{{Freespace}}'', we get two factions of Remnants.
** In the first game, is a Vasudan group calling themselves "The Hammer of Light" who refuse to accept their government's cease-fire with the Galactic Terran Alliance, and believe that the genocidal Shivans are a prophesized god-race. The Vasudan Empire declares them a terrorist group and they are believed to have been wiped out some time after the formation of the Galactic Terran-Vasudan Alliance.
** In the second game, the Terran Admiral Bosch forms a Polaris-based militant group called the Neo-Terran Front. Their aims are to overthrow the current Terran government and break ties with the now-friendly Vasudans, motivated mainly by good old-fashioned racism (speciesism in this case). They are declared a rebel group and wiped out over the course of the game. [[spoiler:It was actually all a front by Bosch, who really wanted an excuse to plunder some Vasudan ruins and revive an abandoned Terran project to communicate with the Shivans. He is successful in this endeavor, and survives the game... albeit in the custody of the Shivans, and who knows what they intend to do with him.]]
* In ''Videogame/DynastyWarriors 8'', the Jin Campaign's AlternateHistory storyline sees them defeating Shu and Wu halfway through... and then spend the other half dealing with an incredibly stubborn [[TheRemnant Remnant]] of Shu's old military, Jiang Wei, who rallies various allies (including remnants of Wu's forces) in a bid to retake Shu.
* Any time a faction is defeated in ''VideoGame/WarlockMasterOfTheArcane'', all their cities and units remain in the game as "Neutrals". These cities do no longer play to win and are hostile to everyone, except other neutrals.
* 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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* In ''VideoGame/{{Freespace}}'', we get two factions of Remnants.
** In
''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'', the first game, is a Vasudan group calling themselves "The Hammer remnants of Light" who refuse to accept their government's cease-fire with Team Rocket from Giovanni's sudden disappearance in the Galactic Terran Alliance, and believe that last game are the genocidal Shivans are a prophesized god-race. The Vasudan Empire declares them a terrorist group and they are believed main antagonists, trying to have been wiped call Giovanni back to them. [[spoiler:In the DS remakes, there's also an event involving TimeTravel where it turns out some time after the formation Giovanni ''was'' going to come back to lead them, but a combination of the Galactic Terran-Vasudan Alliance.
** In
signal suddenly stopping and the second game, player soundly thrashing him along the Terran Admiral Bosch forms a Polaris-based militant group called the Neo-Terran Front. Their aims are way convince him to overthrow the current Terran government and break ties with the now-friendly Vasudans, motivated mainly by good old-fashioned racism (speciesism in this case). They are declared a rebel group and wiped out over the course of the game. [[spoiler:It was actually all a front by Bosch, who really wanted an excuse to plunder some Vasudan ruins and revive an abandoned Terran project to communicate with the Shivans. He is successful in this endeavor, and survives the game... albeit in the custody of the Shivans, and who knows what they intend to do with him.go back into exile.]]
* In ''Videogame/DynastyWarriors 8'', ** ''[[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Platinum]]'' also has Team Galactic turn into this after their leader Cyrus is beaten, though the Jin Campaign's AlternateHistory storyline sees them defeating Shu new guy in charge outright tells you that they're not going to be quite as bad as they had been.
** A small group of Rockets post-disappearance are fought in the ExtendedGameplay of the ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Red
and Wu halfway through... Blue]]'' remakes, ''[=FireRed=]'' and then spend ''[=LeafGreen=]''; it's implied that the other half dealing with an incredibly stubborn [[TheRemnant Remnant]] of Shu's old military, Jiang Wei, last ones you fight are the same people who rallies various allies (including remnants of Wu's forces) go on to lead the efforts in a bid to retake Shu.
* Any time a faction
''Gold'' and ''Silver''.
** And again in ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' where after [[spoiler: Ghetsis, the true leader and mastermind]]
is defeated in ''VideoGame/WarlockMasterOfTheArcane'', all their cities [[spoiler: he and units remain in his son N]] vanish, leaving behind the game as "Neutrals". These cities do no longer play to win seven sages, and are hostile to everyone, except other neutrals.
*
a couple of random Team Plasma members. The Loyalist faction from ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty 4'' is reduced to this by ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare 3'', where they act as a PMC who helps sequel, ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'', sees the player (themselves acting as the remnant of the disavowed Task Force 141 from the previous game).organisation fully rebuilt after a two-year TimeSkip... into ''two opposing factions''.



* In ''VideoGame/{{StarCraft|I}}'', the Confederacy just won't seem to go away after being defeated by Arcturus Mengsk. One remnant group joined the United Earth Directorate shortly after they invaded the sector.
** The Confederacy appears in a cool map, Deception, having made strange alliances.
** Ironically, there are UED remnants left in the K-Sector after their defeat, some of them serving as mercenaries; in fact, a lot of the remnants of old Terran factions appear as mercenaries that can be hired in ''VideoGame/StarCraftIIWingsOfLiberty''.
** Mengsk himself spent a few months as a remnant force between the sacking of his capital of Augustgrad and being able to reclaim it from Kerrigan's Swarm. There are also several prominent protoss examples (ranging in size from "the majority of the Fleet of the Executor" to "a couple dozen civilian refugees") on Aiur following the zerg invasion of that world; though most of them escape sooner or later and are absorbed into (or found, in the case of Artanis's group) the Daelaam Protoss government on Shakuras.
* The opening mission of ''VideoGame/StarFoxAssault'' has you destroying the last remnants of the Venom army before you move up in the SortingAlgorithmOfEvil.
* ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline'' has the True Way. They're a terrorist group composed of rogue Jem'Hadar and Cardassian soldiers that wants to overthrow the civilian-dominated Cardassian government that came into being post-''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'' and resume the Dominion War.
** ''The 2800'' mission arc is a time-travel twist on the 'holdout that haven't heard/refuses to believe the war is over' variant -- the eponymous 2800 are 2800 Dominion warships that disappeared in the wormhole in 2374, at the height of the Dominion War... only to emerge in 2409, 34 years after the War ended, quickly capturing Deep Space Nine. It even goes so far as to have the solution be an analogue to bringing in the old commanding officer (the Federation brings out the Female Changeling imprisoned after the war, and gets her to co-operate by offering to return her to the Dominion for her assistance). [[spoiler: That is to say, the ''intended'' solution. Unfortunately, while the Vorta falls in line, the Jem'Hadar First goes nuts and decides that a suicidal last stand is preferable to surrender even against a Founder's orders.]]
** While the Tal Shiar starts out as StateSec crossed with de-facto rule of the Romulan Star Empire [[note]]it's not really TheManBehindTheMan since it's common knowledge that the relationship between the Tal Shiar and the Empress is more akin to untrusting allies than a ruler and her subordinates[[/note]], by the end of the Romulan storyline they have been reduced to this, having splintered from the remnants of the Star Empire in the wake of [[spoiler: Sela's disappearance]] and reeling from [[spoiler: Hakeev's death]]. What remains of Imperial loyalist forces are almost too ''weak'' for this trope -- when [[spoiler: Sela returns]] the escort force they manage to gather consists of an armed freighter and a Mogai warbird (a mid-size warship).
** While there have been no story effects of it -- WordOfGod have indicated it was mostly an excuse to keep related PVE queues running[[note]]which looks odd in light of [[VoodooShark all the other PVE queues the story has gone past but still remains available]][[/note]] -- this happens at the end of the Iconian War. [[spoiler: The surviving Iconians decide to withdraw to Iconia with their forces and remain there if they're allowed to do so undisturbed... except for T'Ket, who swears she will continue to fight against the Klingon-Federation-Romulan Alliance (and since the Heralds are all sworn to one specific Iconian or the other she does have an army to continue to fight with).]]
* In the ''Franchise/StarWars'' games set in the ''[[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...
* The Divine Crusaders in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars OriginalGeneration'' show up again in the sequel as the Neo [=DC=], and then ''again'' in the GaidenGame. It helps that the Divine Crusaders are a walking ShoutOut to [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Zeon]], and that they had help from another faction.
** ''VideoGame/EndlessFrontier'' also has a variant with [[spoiler:the Einst, who get bonus points for being the remnant of a ''eldritch abomination'' faction]]. Remnants of this faction also appear in ''OriginalGeneration [[GaidenGame Gaiden]]'', but not as examples of this trope.
* According to the official bio for ''Videogame/{{Team Fortress 2}}'''s Soldier, after being rejected from all branches of the military he flew to Europe on his own and embarked on a 'Nazi killing spree', which ended when he heard news of the war's end. In 1949.
* ''VideoGame/TotalAnnihilationKingdoms'' ''Iron Plague'': After Lokken was defeated in the first game, a small band of cultist called The Cult of Lokken still fight to restore Taros's former glory, [[spoiler:and they are successful in reviving Lokken from the dead.]]
* Abundant in the ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' universe -- enemies are never fully killed off, they periodically return after slowly rebuilding. Arthas, [[{{Irony}} of all]] [[OurLichesAreDifferent people]], lampshades this at one point by complaining "Doesn't anyone stay dead anymore?"
** The early missions of ''Warcraft III'' feature orcish holdouts from the Second War, clinging to "dying traditions" and using armies evocative of ''Warcraft II''. Later expansions, including ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', turn the tables by featuring a xenophobic Alliance admiral campaigning against the (reformed) orcs even after a truce between the Alliance and the Horde.
** The upper reaches of Blackrock Mountain are ruled by the remnants of the "Dark Horde," the few ogre, troll, and orc clans that fell under the rule of [[DragonTheirFeet Rend Blackhand]] decades ago, and who feel that the [[VideoGame/WarcraftII Second War]] has never really ended. What makes this self-proclaimed "true Horde" dangerous is that they know their ongoing battle is largely hopeless, but they keep fighting anyway.
** Meanwhile in Outland is the "Fel Horde," demon-corrupted orcs left behind following the destruction of the Dark Portal. They've since thrown their lot with Illidan after he conquered Outland from the Burning Legion.
** The trollish tribes such as the Amani or Gurubashi are actually the remnants of ancient, mighty empires. Thousands of years later, their capitals are mostly ruins, and their (cannibalistic) culture and technology are primitive compared to the rest of the world. As of the "Rise of the Zandalari" patch, these remnants have united under the Zandalar tribe, the oldest troll civilization, in a last-ditch effort to reverse their race's decline and build a civilization capable of surviving their island home's destruction.
** After Arthas' death at the end of ''Wrath of the Lich King'', Bolvar Fordragon becomes the new Lich King in order to [[SealedEvilInACan keep the Scourge in check]]. However in the subsequent ''Cataclysm'' expansion it's revealed that Darkmaster Gandling took advantage of the new Lich King's weakness to take control of the Scourge forces in the Plaguelands.
** The [[KnightTemplar Scarlet]] [[HeWhoFightsMonsters Crusade]] see themselves as righteous successors of the kingdom of Lordaeron, which was destroyed by [[ZombieApocalypse the Scourge]] in ''Warcraft III''. This naturally brings them into conflict with the Forsaken, the Horde-aligned faction of free-willed undead that the Crusade [[VanHelsingHateCrimes sees as indistinguishable from the non-sentient undead Scourge.]] But with [[FantasticRacism both]] [[ColdBloodedTorture factions]] [[AxCrazy using]] [[PlayingWithSyringes rather]] [[ThePlague questionable]] [[CameBackWrong methods]], their conflict can be seen as {{Black and Grey Morality}} at best.
*** The Scarlet Crusade is a particularly enduring Remnant as well. Over ''Wrath of the Lich King'' it lost its leadership in Northrend, and by the ''Cataclysm'' expansion their forces in the Eastern Plaguelands were turned into undead, their fortress in the Western Plaguelands was taken over by the [[LawfulGood Argent Crusade]], and they're basically down to the Scarlet Monastery and some scattered holdings in Tirisfal Glades. The game attributes their continued survival to High Inquisitor Whitemane - [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration as a Priest, she can revive the fallen.]]
* Any time a faction is defeated in ''VideoGame/WarlockMasterOfTheArcane'', all their cities and units remain in the game as "Neutrals". These cities do no longer play to win and are hostile to everyone, except other neutrals.



* The QuirkyMiniBossSquad Knights of Vengeance in ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'', at least until they try to free Phobos and end up in prison.
* The ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' episode "Launchpad's Civil War" similar in plot to the ''Series/TheMagnificentSeven'' example given above. Re-enactments, Launchpad [=McQuack=], and hot air balloons are involved.

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* The QuirkyMiniBossSquad Knights of Vengeance ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' season six opener, appropriately enough titled "The Holdout", has Archer encounter Kintaru Sato, a Japanese officer defending an isolated island in ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'', at least until they try to free Phobos the South Pacific decades after the Second World War ended. He only finds out the war has ended by stealing Archer's smartphone and end looking up in prison.
* The ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' episode "Launchpad's Civil War" similar in plot to
old newsreels which displayed the ''Series/TheMagnificentSeven'' example given above. Re-enactments, Launchpad [=McQuack=], and hot air balloons are involved.dropping of the bombs on Japan, although Archer reunites Kintaru with his still-alive family.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'' episode "Mission to Save Earth", the Planeteers come to an island and stumble upon Commander Clash. This soldier had been assigned to guard the island and prepare for a possible invasion of America by the Soviets. After they manage to convince him that the UsefulNotes/ColdWar has been over for a while, he goes into a HeroicBSOD when he realizes his superiors had long forgotten about him and he had been fighting for nothing. Clash eventually finds a new purpose in helping the Planeteers protect the Earth from pollution and such.
* The ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' episode "Launchpad's Civil War" similar in plot to the ''Series/TheMagnificentSeven'' example given above. Re-enactments, Launchpad [=McQuack=], and hot air balloons are involved.



* In an odd twist on the usual show theme, the ''Decepticons'' are the outnumbered LaResistance in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'', fighting to retake their homeland after losing the war the first time around. WordOfGod, however, stated they technically left by choice, because doing that gave them amnesty for the war-crimes they committed during said war.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' cartoon "Southern Fried Rabbit", Yosemite Sam was told to guard the Mason-Dixon Line and is still doing so... in ''1952''. On being told by WesternAnimation/BugsBunny that the War Between the States has been over for nearly 90 years, he responds "I'm no clockwatcher!" before trying to blast the rascally rabbit.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'' episode "Mission to Save Earth", the Planeteers come to an island and stumble upon Commander Clash. This soldier had been assigned to guard the island and prepare for a possible invasion of America by the Soviets. After they manage to convince him that the UsefulNotes/ColdWar has been over for a while, he goes into a HeroicBSOD when he realizes his superiors had long forgotten about him and he had been fighting for nothing. Clash eventually finds a new purpose in helping the Planeteers protect the Earth from pollution and such.
* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' season six opener, appropriately enough titled "The Holdout", has Archer encounter Kintaru Sato, a Japanese officer defending an isolated island in the South Pacific decades after the Second World War ended. He only finds out the war has ended by stealing Archer's smartphone and looking up old newsreels which displayed the dropping of the bombs on Japan, although Archer reunites Kintaru with his still-alive family.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'' episode "Mission to Save Earth", the Planeteers come to an island and stumble upon Commander Clash. This soldier had been assigned ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' cartoon "Southern Fried Rabbit", Yosemite Sam was told to guard the island Mason-Dixon Line and prepare for a possible invasion of America is still doing so... in ''1952''. On being told by the Soviets. After they manage to convince him WesternAnimation/BugsBunny that the UsefulNotes/ColdWar War Between the States has been over for a while, nearly 90 years, he goes into a HeroicBSOD when he realizes his superiors had long forgotten about him and he had been responds "I'm no clockwatcher!" before trying to blast the rascally rabbit.
* In an odd twist on the usual show theme, the ''Decepticons'' are the outnumbered LaResistance in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'',
fighting for nothing. Clash eventually finds a new purpose in helping the Planeteers protect the Earth from pollution and such.
* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' season six opener, appropriately enough titled "The Holdout", has Archer encounter Kintaru Sato, a Japanese officer defending an isolated island in the South Pacific decades
to retake their homeland after the Second World War ended. He only finds out losing the war has ended the first time around. WordOfGod, however, stated they technically left by stealing Archer's smartphone choice, because doing that gave them amnesty for the war-crimes they committed during said war.
* The QuirkyMiniBossSquad Knights of Vengeance in ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'', at least until they try to free Phobos
and looking end up old newsreels which displayed the dropping of the bombs on Japan, although Archer reunites Kintaru with his still-alive family.in prison.
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