Created By: Reedteran on May 10, 2012 Last Edited By: Reedteran on June 25, 2012

Bounty Squad

a Posse of Bounty Hunters

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Sometimes, one is no fun, two is true, three's for me, but ELEVEN kills baddies! A Bounty Squad is usually a posse or family of bounty hunters that hunt the villains down...or maybe The Big Bad. Most of these groups are nameless, usually just to either die at the hands of the villain to prove he's a Badass, or just to harass a evil player. If the Posse has names, they usually have the principles of the Five-Man Band....or, if they are Evil, the Five-Bad Band. Also, note they are not awesome or notable enough to be a Quirky Miniboss Squad in any videogame.

Examples: Video Games
  • Red Dead Redemption.If the Player Character, John Marston, achieves a high enough bounty, a nameless posse will show up at random times to try to kill him.
  • In Fall Out 3, there's the Talon Company Mercs. Even if you're good or bad, they usually find you and try killing you. Usually, if you need to test a heavy weapon, and you VATS them, it can become a Crowning Momentof Awesome.
Movies
  • Star Wars. Boba Fett, Jango Fett...that other Fett i dont remember at the moment...
Community Feedback Replies: 17
  • May 10, 2012
    Reedteran
    hopefully, this YKTTW thing doesnt die on me! at least its original...
  • May 10, 2012
    videogmer314
    This should get a different name, like Bounty Hunter Posse, to avoid Trope Namer Syndrome and avoid this being sent to the Trope Repair Shop right after it's launched, since your current name doesn't really make much sense even to someone familiar with Star Wars.
  • May 10, 2012
    Reedteran
    ill spare you my reasons and listen to the advice. maybe change it to something catchy. Bounty Hunter Posse works, though...
  • May 10, 2012
    foxley
    The Coltons from MacGyver.
  • May 10, 2012
    sgamer82
    I don't think there was more than just the two Fetts. At least not within the movies alone, dunno about the Expanded Universe.

    Also, just to make sure about the meaning of the trope, this is essentially a group or even a Five Bad Band that works for hire to take on either the heroes or the villains? Also, given how the video game entries seem to be trending perhaps a note should be made that in video games if they aren't a Quirky Miniboss Squad the Bounty Hunter Posse will often take the form of enemies that will consistently attack you from out of nowhere.

    • In Grand Theft Auto Liberty City Stories, Ma Cipriani puts a hit on you halfway through the first third of the game. Until you complete the Made Man mission, Ma's hitmen will randomly swoop in and try to kill you.
  • May 10, 2012
    LadyMitsuko
    The crew of Cowboy Bebop.
  • May 10, 2012
    Mauri
    The whole thing behind Ghost Sweeper Mikami series. Mikami one side, Eri the other company, Saijou the Government...
  • May 10, 2012
    Bisected8
    If I may be so bold; you might get more interest in the YKTTW if you tidy it up a bit (presentation and all that); Use All Caps for the titles (e.g. [[AC: VideoGames]] to get Video Games), capitalise your sentences and make sure all the links to works...work and are italicised.
  • May 10, 2012
    foxley
    The 'super posse' in Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid.
  • May 14, 2012
    Reedteran
    Well, thanks for the examples and tips. ill hop to it!
  • May 14, 2012
    Reedteran
    now, about the italicizing...what's the html code or whatever for it?
  • May 14, 2012
    randomsurfer
    ^Read Text Formatting Rules.

    • The Adventures Of Brisco County Jr: Brisco & Bowler go to a Bounty Hunters' Convention, and they're being killed off one by one. All the rest of the bounty hunters try to catch the killer.
  • May 14, 2012
    Reedteran
    thanks. so many examples... could it be? my trope is a trope!
  • May 14, 2012
    nielas
    • In The Wild Bunch the railroad has hired a posse of bounty hunters to track down and kill the protagonists. An important point is that while the protagonists are a gang of ruthless and murderous bank robbers, the bounty hunters are portrayed as complete scum with no redeeming qualities.
  • May 17, 2012
    Reedteran
    anything else it needs, tropers?
  • May 17, 2012
    sgamer82
    • Buffy and Cordelia are attacked by one of these in a season three episode of Buffy The Vampire Slayer while en route to a homecoming dance.
  • June 25, 2012
    Reedteran
    i think mine died....
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