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21st May '16 11:53:44 PM Tron80
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* ''Fanfic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide'': [[SmugSnake Kluge]] mistreats, threatens, blackmails and manipulates his henchmen, subordinates and pawns the whole time. Ergo, they’re not loyal at all and several of them turn against him.
8th May '16 7:28:36 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', Lordgenome treats his QuirkyMinibossSquad in this manner. Most blatantly, when Adiane withdraws from a battle with the heroes to avoid harming Lordgenome's [[RebelliousPrincess own daughter]], he scolds her because said daughter had been abandoned - and when Adiane remarks that she was never TOLD that, he responds with even more threats. In fact, the only one of the Miniboss Squad who doesn't seem to be effected by this is Guame, who is assumed to be Lordgenome's NonhumanSidekick from [[spoiler:his time as a Spiral Warrior. Guame was Lordgenome's Boota!]]

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* In ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', Lordgenome treats his QuirkyMinibossSquad in this manner. Most blatantly, when Adiane withdraws from a battle with the heroes to avoid harming Lordgenome's [[RebelliousPrincess own daughter]], he scolds her because said daughter had been abandoned - and when Adiane remarks that she was never TOLD that, he responds with even more threats. In fact, the only one of the Miniboss Squad who doesn't seem to be effected by this is Guame, who is assumed to be Lordgenome's NonhumanSidekick from [[spoiler:his time as a Spiral Warrior. Guame was Lordgenome's Boota!]]
4th Apr '16 5:28:24 AM bloodraven117
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'': Commissars have a very Voltairian way of motivating their men. But surprisingly, in gameplay terms it tends to work. And there's never any shortage of troops, since one thing the Imperium has in abundance is manpower.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'': Commissars have a very Voltairian way of motivating their men. But surprisingly, in gameplay terms it tends to work. And there's never any shortage of troops, since one thing the Imperium has in abundance is manpower. It also helps that you can selectively choose when you want to use his ability to reroll failed tests, especially with the new random chance that you lose your only anti tank soldier, when a tank is about to run you over.
4th Apr '16 4:48:09 AM bloodraven117
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* in ''Anime/Gate'', when [[spoiler: the Yellow Rose Knightly order, have to fight their comrades]], the Imperial soldiers rightly question why they are fighting loyal knights, obeying the last few orders of the Emperor. They only go through because they fear their families would be killed if they didn't fight them. Because of this, the Knights of around 300 fend off over a thousand soldiers for presumably days. In the end, [[WhatMeasureIsAMook you feel particularly sad for the Imperial Soldiers who got caught up in it all.]]
30th Mar '16 10:11:04 PM Blunderbuss
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* The fate of Joshua Graham in VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas. He was the co-founder and [[TheDragon legate]] of Caesar's Legion, but after his humiliating defeat at the battle of Boulder City Caesar had him covered in pitch, [[KillItWithFire set on fire]] and thrown into the Grand Canyon as an example that even high-ranked members were [[YouHaveFailedMe not safe]] from the consequences of failure.
** As for the rest of the Legion, they are infamous for their utter devotion to Caesar; not just because of mental conditioning and slavery but also because the punishment for failure is steep. Being crucified and displayed is one of the most common methods, along with being hacked to death or torn apart by legion hounds. This is why it's very rare to capture a legion soldier alive; they would rather [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled kill themselves]] than retreat and face Caesar's wrath.
22nd Jan '16 3:00:15 AM BigKlingy
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** [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Ork]] [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority Nobz]] are fond of this kind of approach as well. If a squad fails a morale check, a Nob with a Bosspole can "break a few heads" to restore order.
15th Dec '15 3:00:36 PM eroock
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-->--''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', "Through the Looking Glass"

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-->--''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', -->-- ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', "Through the Looking Glass"
13th Nov '15 6:32:15 AM Jerry
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*In ''TheDarkEye'', Borbarad told the inmates of a prison "All of you will follow me. [[BadassBoast I merely asked, who wants to do so alive.]]"
12th Sep '15 8:20:58 PM SpocktorWho
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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', [[MagnificentBastard Azula]] has this problem with keeping Ty Lee and Mai loyal. She initially pressures Ty Lee into leaving the circus by setting loose all the animals and ''setting her trapeze net on fire!'' Later on, when Mai betrays her out of love for Zuko, it's explicitly because spoiler:Mai loves Zuko more than she fears her. Of course, at this point spoiler: Ty Lee ''also'' betrays her upon seeing Azula threaten Mai with lifelong imprisonment, winding up to put a bolt of lightning into Mai for it. What gets worse is that this is how Azula treats people she ''likes''.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', [[MagnificentBastard Azula]] has this problem with keeping Ty Lee and Mai loyal. She initially pressures Ty Lee into leaving the circus by setting loose all the animals and ''setting her trapeze net on fire!'' Later on, when Mai betrays her out of love for Zuko, it's explicitly because spoiler:Mai [[spoiler:Mai loves Zuko more than she fears her. her.]] Of course, at this point spoiler: [[spoiler: Ty Lee ''also'' betrays her upon seeing Azula threaten Mai with lifelong imprisonment, winding up to put a bolt of lightning into Mai for it. What gets worse is that this is how Azula treats people she ''likes''.]]
22nd Aug '15 9:36:16 PM BattleMaster
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'''Garak''': I bow to your brilliance. Though I do hope your mood improves before we run out of workers.

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'''Garak''': [[ServileSnarker I bow to your brilliance. Though I do hope your mood improves before we run out of workers.]]
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