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[-[[caption-width-right:278:"So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life." - [[BookOfGenesis Genesis 3:24 (KJV)]]]]-]

->''"Run. Run away, and never return!"''
-->--'''Scar''', to Simba, ''Disney/TheLionKing''

Bob's been caught committing a crime, [[WalkingDisasterArea caused too much property damage]], or pissed the wrong people off. As punishment, he's forced to leave his city, state, or country, and never come back, often receiving a MarkOfShame in the process. In some situations, this can effectively be a death sentence, if the location from which Bob's exiled is the one safe haven in an otherwise inhospitable zone. Escaping the punishment for a crime may lead to a voluntary exile.

While being exiled can sometimes lead to WalkingTheEarth, it's ''usually'' more temporary than a WanderingJew type of curse, either by Bob finding a new place to call HomeSweetHome, or by Bob doing one specific thing to absolve himself.

Subtropes include RemittanceMan, NobleFugitive, and LockedAwayInAMonastery. Related to PutOnABus, which is a narrative tool rather than a situation. Also comparable to KickedUpstairs, which is placing a person in a position that, at first glance seems to be prestigious, but is actually a job that barely requires any work done and lacks any real power.

Can overlap with ReassignedToAntarctica if he is ordered to leave for a specific place and stay there for tasks.

When a whole group has to become collective exiles they might decide to begin TheMigration. If the group in question was the original legitimate government they may become a GovernmentInExile. If this is RecycledInSpace exiles can become SpaceCossacks.

Compare with PersonaNonGrata.

TruthInTelevision, of course.

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[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* Caro of ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', who was exiled from her tribe for being a too powerful [[SummonMagic dragon summoner]] at such a young age.
* In ''SevenSeeds'', the Autumn/Summer/Spring village discovers that two members have committed serious crimes: [[spoiler: Ango's attempted rape of Hana and complicity in her possible death as well as Ryo's attempted murder of Haru and Hana, the latter of which [[NeverFoundTheBody might have been successful]]]]. They are given a choice between exile and lifelong penal servitude, and choose the former.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'':
** One hundred years before Chapter 1, the Vaizards were the victims of an illegal Hollowfication experiment. In the process of trying to save them, Tessai performed illegal kidou and Urahara was framed for the experiments. The Vaizards were sentenced to execution, and Tessai and Urahara were sentenced to imprisonment and the removal of their powers. They were rescued from their fates by Yoruichi who helped them get to the World of the Living where they could live as fugitives in exile. Yoruichi was forced to join them in exile for her own participation in the events. Their names weren't cleared for over a hundred years.
** Isshin became an exile from Soul Society twenty years before Chapter 1 as a result of a series of events that lead to him losing his shinigami power. [[spoiler: In his case, his exile is self-imposed as he voluntarily depowered and went AWOL from Soul Society in order to save Masaki Kurosaki, another Hollowfication victim of Aizen's experiments.]]
** It's very heavily implied that Ryuuken Ishida is some form of exile from the rest of the Quincies, although it's [[MysteriousPast ambiguous]] as to whether his exile is enforced, self-imposed, or a mixture of both. Either way, he plays an HeroicNeutral in the story. It's also implied that Souken was an exile of some kind as well, due to a philosphical falling out between himself and the Vandenreich. [[spoiler: When Uryuu joins the Vandenreich, not only have the Quincies never heard the name Ishida before but Yhwach lies to ensure the Quincies don't find out Ryuuken exists. He is such a persona non grata that the one Quincy confirmed to have known about the Ishida family is willing to discuss Souken and Uryuu but even he will not talk about Ryuuken.]]

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[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* The Illuminati ([[{{Illuminati}} named after, but no relation]]) in MarvelComics took it upon themselves to banish TheHulk from planet Earth, leading to WorldWarHulk.
* ComicBook/{{Cerebus|TheAardvark}} becomes one at the end of the ''Form and Void'' arc, when he is ostracized by his hometown for failing to make it home in time for his father's funeral because he was running around with Jaka.
* Exoristos from ''DemonKnights'' is an Amazon in permanent exile from Themyscira.
* ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' once exiled himself from Earth after a nervous breakdown from the guilt of killing three alternate universe Kryptonian criminals caused him to sleepwalk as the vigilante Gangbuster.
* ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye: After Overlord's rampage, Drift takes the fall for all the other guilty parties, and as such he's stripped of his badge and exiled from the Autobots. He's [[WalkingTheEarth wandering the galaxy]] protecting the innocent. We meet him again in [[ComicBook/TransformersDrift Drift: Empire of Stone]] where Ratchet hunts him down and tells him he can come back as the real culprits have since confessed, and his banishment has been reversed. Drift doesn't know whether or not he should go back as he finds neutrality more suited to himself.
* ''ComicBook/SpiderVerse'': Karn of the Inheritors was exiled from the Inheritor home dimension after accidentally causing the death of their matriarch. Since then he's been killing totem after totem across the multiverse in order to atone for it.

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[[folder: Fairy Tales ]]

* In "Literature/TheOneHandedGirl", the king and his wife reject the notion of killing their daughter-in-law, even though they believe her a WickedWitch and a BlackWidow; they exile her instead, because that was what her village did, and their son would never forgive them.

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[[folder: Fan Works ]]

* Lyndess in ''Fanfic/WithStringsAttached''. A god exiled her to Ketafa for not paying her debts.
* In ''Make a Wish'', Harry found Merlin's diary, which claimed that he was kicked out of Atlantis for being too "underpowered."
* ''FanFic/ThePowersOfHarmony'': This was the ultimate fate of [[TheAtoner Libra]] after the [[GreatOffscreenWar War of the Sun and Moon]], due to his breaking of the [[GodzillaThreshold Lifeforce taboo]]. He was banished from Equestria and traveled to [[DarkestAfrica the Zhevra Flatlands]], where he disappears from history.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic ''FanFic/NightmaresAreTragic'', the first chapter briefly portrays a thousand years of Nightmare Moon's Lunar exile.
* Another [=MLP=] fic, ''FanFic/TheChangelingOfTheGuard'', follows the adventures of Idol Hooves, a [[ShapeShifter chang]][[BeePeople ling]] exiled from TheHive by [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Queen Chrysalis]] for questioning the established order of things.
* In ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'', Empath Smurf and Polaris Psyche are considered this after they have separately left Psychelia. However, in Empath's case, he can return only on the grounds that he would willingly become the Psyche Master's successor, which isn't what Empath wants at all.
* In ''{{Discworld}}'' fic ''Fanfic/TheBlackSheep'', Balthazar Smith-Rhodes serves a prison sentence in his native Howondaland for actively breaking quite a few of his country's laws. Unrepentant, he is then exiled to the faraway Central Continent, where he becomes adventurer "Howondaland Smith". (His family employ an Assassin-trained ninja attack lawyer to get him to drop the "Rhodes" bit from the name; he is permitted to remain a Smith as this is considered acceptably generic). The story covers part of his life as a con-man and eventual return home to Howondaland.
* ''FanFic/TheWandererOfTheNorth'': Nikóleva made a self-imposed exile after her botched raid to the nearest Diamond Dog base (which she was forbidden to do, too), so that her sister and guardian will never be harmed indirectly by her again.

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[[folder: Film ]]

* In ''Film/WatchOnTheRhine'', anti-Nazi Kurt Muller had to flee Germany with his family in 1933.
* In ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/ThePhantomMenace'', when the Jedi run into Jar Jar Binks, he's been exiled from Gungan society. That's right, Jar-Jar was kicked out because of him being clumsy. From [[NoodleIncident what little was stated in the film]], the specific reasons for his exile involved crashing Boss Nass's "heyblibber" and blowing up what was implied to be a reactor.
** Expanded Universe material elaborates that Jar Jar's crime was stealing a miniature sub from Boss Nass (the "heyblibber") and crashing it into one of the reactors powering the [[DomedHometown containment dome]] over the Gungan city, causing part of the dome to collapse and flood a portion of the city. Also, exile for varying lengths of time is a common punishment for Gungan criminals, backed by the death penalty should they return before their sentence is complete.
* In ''TheReturnOfHanuman'', Maruti and his mother were not allowed to live in Bajrangpur anymore because the villagers thought that Maruti is a big threat (especially after his mega-MidnightSnack). That doesn't stop him from going to school in Bajrangpur though, as he has SuperSpeed.
* {{Thor}} was banished from Asgard by his father for his disobedient actions that sparked a war between Asgardians and the Frost Giants. His banishment will serve as a truce between both worlds.

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[[folder: Literature ]]

* In Creator/RobertAHeinlein's short story "Literature/{{Coventry}}", the United States has used AppliedPhlebotinum to put a force field wall around an area of the country. Because of the respect for human rights, it is the law that anyone may choose to go to Coventry rather than have to agree to psychological therapy for criminal or antisocial behavior. The protagonist, David [=MacKinnon=], is [[StrawmanPolitical a romantic idealist who imagines a paradise]] without the noisy interfering big government getting in the way of rugged freedom lovers.
** The title comes from "to send someone to Coventry", a British idiom meaning to ostracize someone, usually by not talking to them. To be sent to Coventry is to be regarded as absent.
** Coventry also featured prominently in his first book (last published) ''Literature/ForUsTheLivingAComedyOfCustoms''.
* Ayla is punished in this way at the end of ''[[Literature/EarthsChilren Clan of the Cave Bear]]'' (and for a shorter time in the middle of the book).
* Comes up a lot in the ''Literature/MastersOfRome'' series.
* Marina from the ''Literature/{{Silverwing}}'' books is banished from her colony after she receives a band from humans, which acts as a MarkOfShame until she befriends Shade, who has no prejudice against humans and even envies her band.
* At the end of the last ''Literature/DoctrineOfLabyrinths'' book, ''Corambis'', [[spoiler:Felix]] comments that he must be the only person ever to be exiled from exile. (At the end of the previous book, he was exiled from Melusine for [[spoiler: destroying the mind of his lover's murderer]]; in ''Corambis'', he hasn't really done anything wrong, but the people in charge want him out of the way where he can't cause any trouble.)
* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ConanTheBarbarian story "Literature/RoguesInTheHouse," Murillo thinks that the ear given to him in a box might be a warning to leave for voluntary exile, but does not want to risk it. Later, Nabonidus asks him why he didn't take the warning, and Murillo retorts that he did not know he would be allowed to.
* In Creator/RobertEHoward's "The Shadow Kingdom", {{Kull}} himself.
-->''the name of Kull was now a word accursed among the mountains and valleys of his people, and... Kull had put them from his mind,''
* In JosephaSherman's ''Literature/TheShiningFalcon'', MaliciousSlander makes Maria and her family have to flee.
* Common in Literature/TheIcelandicSagas.
* In ''Literature/FateOfTheJedi'', Luke Skywalker is exiled for his role in training Jacen Solo, [[APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil aka]] [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope Darth Caedus]]. He's to keep away from Jedi temples and train no one for ten years, or until he can discover why Jacen became what he did. His teenaged son Ben decides to come with him.
* Literature/SisterhoodSeries by Creator/FernMichaels: Charles Martin returns to the Vigilantes from his trip to England in the book ''Vanishing Act''. He explains to them that he has been banished from England, the country he was born at, and he can never return.
* In Creator/DevonMonk's ''[[Literature/AgeOfSteam Dead Iron]]'', [=LeFel=]'s backstory. Which has the side effect of making him mortal.
* In ''[[Literature/WarriorCats Warriors]]'', Teller of the Pointed Stones exiles six of his own cats (they're meant to kill Sharptooth or never return), Bluestar exiles Tigerclaw because he tried to kill her, and [=RiverClan=] exiles Graystripe because he saves Firestar's life.
* In Creator/MichaelFlynn's ''[[Literature/SpiralArm January Dancer]]'', Fa Li's assignment at the Rift is considered this.
* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', Ser Jorah Mormont flees into exile to avoid punishment from Eddard Stark for selling some poachers into slavery.
* In ''Literature/ItCantHappenHere'', Canada becomes a destination for American refugees fleeing the Windrip regime, [[spoiler: including Doremus for a time]].
** [[spoiler: Windrip himself is ousted from power by Lee Saranson and forced to live in exile in Europe. Similarly, Macgoblin flees after a coup and lives in exile in the Haitian countryside.]]
* In AndreNorton's ''[[Literature/{{Warlock}} Forerunner Foray]]'', "Turan" is told that Puvult, whom he had exiled, had returned after Turan's death.
* In Creator/JulieKagawa's ''Literature/TheIronDaughter'', they meet with Leanansidhe, their (self-appointed) queen, and many other exiles from Nevernever. [[spoiler:By the end of the book, Meghan and Ash chose exile over giving each other up.]] In ''Literature/TheIronQueen'', Mab and Oberon offer pardons for exiles as a bribe.
* ''Literature/AnEncounterAndAnOffer'' has a fae boy being exiled from the fae realms. Why is not revealed: the fae refuses to explain, and would rather die than tell.
* At the end of the fifth ''Literature/AgeOfFire'' book, ''Dragon Rule'', [=RuGaard=] is ousted from his position as Tyr by [[WeUsedToBeFriends NiVom]] uniting the most influential dragons of the Dragon Empire against him, and is exiled from all territories of the Empire and its [[TheAlliance Grand Alliance]] under pain of death to himself and his mate Nilrasha ([[IHaveYourWife who is kept hostage]]). He's joined by his siblings -- Wistala out of familial loyalty and [=AuRon=] out of distrust of [=NiVom=] -- and his [[UndyingLoyalty undyingly loyal]] bodyguard Shadowcatch, eventually finding refuge in the distant and isolated Sadda-Vale mountains.
* Tobimar in ''Literature/PhoenixRising''. Under certain circumstances, people in Tobimar's family have to leave their country of birth to quest for their ancestral lands and legacy. They must leave at once, and never return until they succeed.
* In Creator/MikhailAkhmanov's ''[[Literature/ArrivalFromTheDark Fighters of Danveyt]]'', Zantu is a [[SpaceElves Lo'ona Aeo]], whose extended family exiled her for disobeying their wishes to become a [[BizarreAlienSexes half-female instead of a full female]] (half-females are barren, while full females are fertile). The exile is temporary, until she passes her life-bearing period, at which point there will be no risk of her getting pregnant, which should only take half a century or so (the Lo'ona Aeo live for centuries). Due to the events of the novel, Zantu ends up getting accidentally "mentally contaminated" (the Lo'ona Aeo equivalent of conception is psychic in nature) by a descendant of a HalfHumanHybrid. Since there is no longer a need for her exile, she can return to her family. Her son appears in later novels, attempting to reconnect with his father's human family.
** Averted with the [[VoluntaryShapeshifting Metamorph]] named the Exile, as he, technically, exiled himself by choosing to live out his life on the backward Earth back in the 13th century. Due to a genetic abnormality, he is only able to fully change shape once, at which point he will only be able to make small, mostly cosmetic changes to his appearance. He opts to live among humans, predicting them to eventually becoming a key player in galactic politics. He ends up playing a key role during the AlienInvasion in the first novel.

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[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* ''Series/TheFugitive'' is the TropeCodifier.
* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' had four: Garak was tacitly banned from returning to his homeworld under threat of death. Like Rick Blaine from ''Casablanca'' (on which the show drew some inspiration), his exact crime is never revealed but his reputation is so infamous that when he's exiled, he chooses to live on [=DS9=] because, as Sisko once observes, for a man in trouble with the highest levels of the Cardassian government, a Bajoran-owned, Federation-controlled region is very probably the safest place in the entire Alpha Quadrant for him to live. Worf landed in hot water for siding with the Federation over the Klingon government in a military matter. Odo got the boot for killing a fellow Changeling, something unheard of in their civilization. Quark was blacklisted from Ferengi society for reneging on a contract. Each of these characters' exiles were lifted by the end.
** Garak's crime is revealed in the StarTrekExpandedUniverse novel ''A Stitch in Time'' (which takes place after the end of the Dominion War but is full of {{flashback}}s to Garak's early years). He falls for a woman of a higher political stature, who ends up marrying a social equal. They start meeting in secret, only for Enabran Tain (Garak's father and boss) to reveal that her husband knows about the meetings and needs to be quietly "removed". The husband ends up kidnapping Garak, so Garak is forced to make a quick and dirty kill instead. Had he done it quietly, without leaving evidence of the Obsidian Order's involvement, he probably would've remained on Cardassia Prime. As it is, Tain feels that Garak is a failure and exiles him. Besides, leaving him on the homeworld, would leave Garak open to retribution by the dead man's powerful family.
* ''Series/MythQuest'': In one myth, Cleo is exiled because the family she is with becomes convinced she's a witch.
* Carl Cassimon in ''Series/{{Salamander}}'' is a former policeman who left the force out of guilt for killing a criminal suspect, and because he had an affair with his best friend's wife. He escapes the world by becoming a monk - albeit in a jolly [[UsefulNotes/{{Belgium}} Belgian]] monastery where the religious brothers have beer, a bar, Internet access and a pool table.

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[[folder: Multi-media ]]

* ''{{Bionicle}}'': Takua (but he's later allowed back), Malum, and Strakk.

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[[folder: Mythology and Religion ]]

* Literature/TheBible: In [[Literature/BookOfGenesis Genesis 3:23, 24]] Adam and Eve are banished from the Garden of Eden as the final part of their punishment for defying God and eating from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, and also to prevent them from eating of the Tree of Life and becoming like God and the angels.

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[[folder: Tabletop Games ]]

* A possible punishment in the ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' ''Al-Qadim'' campaign setting.

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[[folder: Theater ]]

* Romeo from ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'' was banished from Verona for killing Tybalt.
** Exile shows up as a common theme - especially in the historical plays - in Shakespeare's works, mostly because [[TruthInTelevision it was a common political tool]] throughout British history well into the 18th Century.
* Elphaba in ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'' becomes one after [[FakingTheDead faking her death]], as she can never return to Oz.

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* The main character of ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords'' [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep is called 'The Exile']] no matter what name you pick for her. Getting to the bottom of the circumstances around the main character's exile from the Jedi Order makes up most of the game's story. Canonically, the Exile is female and is named Meetra Surik.
* [[spoiler:General Azimuth]] in the ''RatchetAndClank Future'' series.
* Tali's sidequest in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' has her accused of treason against the Migrant Fleet, and can end with her being convicted and exiled.
** One of the quarians in the book, ''[[Literature/MassEffectAscension Mass Effect: Ascension]]'' was an exile. Though in his case, unlike Tali, there were very good reasons.
* The Vault Dweller from ''VideoGame/{{Fallout|1}}'' is exiled from Vault 13 at the end of the game, since the Overseer believes he/she has been changed too much by the outside world.
** In VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}, the Lone Wanderer gets kicked out permanently because he's a bad influence.
* Lloyd and Genis in ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' get exiled from their hometown, Iselia, after [[DoomedHometown it gets burned down]] by the Desians because they went to the nearby Human Ranch, a forbidden act according to the non-agression pact made between Iselia and the Desians.
* ''Franchise/DragonAge'':
** Dwarves who step onto the surface for any reason are declared "lost to the Stone," stripped of their caste and any ability to hold a legal job back in Orzammar. They still come back, and in fact the trade the surface dwarves bring is the only thing keeping the ancient city alive, but they're treated as criminals and complete non-citizens. It's perfectly legal to kill a casteless dwarf in public with no repercussions.
** Most of the main characters in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' fall into this category in one form of another. The Hawke family had to leave Ferelden after the [[DoomedHometown destruction of Lothering]], Aveline is the daughter of a exiled-in-disgrace Orlesian Chevalier, Varric's family was stripped of their Noble status and exiled from Orzammar for fixing Provings, Fenris is an escaped slave on the run from Tevinter Magisters, Anders is on the run after deserting the Grey Wardens, Merrill is a pariah amongst the Dalish and may end up exiled from her clan, while Prince Sebastian Vael was [[LockedAwayInAMonastery sent to the Chantry]].
** In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'', one of Bull's Chargers is surfacer dwarf called Rocky. He says he got exiled from Orzammar for "stupid noble crap"...before sheepishly admitting to blowing up a good chunk of the Shaperate.
* Every inhabitant of ''VideoGame/PathOfExile'''s Wraeclast that isn't a native or one of the Empire's Black Guard is one of these, including your player character.
* Prominent in the [[ExcusePlot largely-irrelevant backstory]] to survival[=/=]city-building game ''VideoGame/{{Banished}}''. You start with a certain number of families who've been thrown out of their home village, [[NoodleIncident in circumstances which are left to the player's imagination]], plus whatever useful supplies they could grab on their way out and must guide them in their quest to build a new home for themselves.

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[[folder: Webcomics ]]

* In the ''MSPaintAdventures'' story ''{{Homestuck}}'', a major storyline revolves around four Exile characters who live AfterTheEnd: Wayward Vagabond, Peregrine Mendicant, Aimless Renegade and Windswept Questant. The reasons for their exiles have been vaguely hinted towards in their storyline, but they've been revealed in the present day as "Warweary Villein", "Parcel Mistress", "Authority Regulator" and [[spoiler:"White Queen"]].
** Another Exile, the Writ Keeper, has been mentioned. [[spoiler: Yeah, he's the "White King".]]
** There's also Expatriate Darkleer, who was banished for taking pity on the Disciple and letting her escape, and Grandma English (also known as [[spoiler: Alpha Jade]]), who ran an unsuccessful revolution against Betty Crocker.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Vattu}}'', Seri is expelled from the tribe because one of her lies caused Hunter's death.
** Another Webcomic/{{Overside}} story, "Waiting In Surya", features Calabash exiled to the titular PlaceWorseThanDeath.
* In ''OurLittleAdventure'', [[http://danielscreations.com/ola/comics/ep0238.html Stratus's Planeshift brought him to a place he is not leaving.]]

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[[folder: Web Original ]]

* [[CaptainObvious Obviously,]] all of the Outcasts in ''{{Tasakeru}}''.
* Parodied in ''WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}'', when WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic dramatically exiles WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob from Kickassia for treason, intending for him to walk in shame and solitude across the desert. Since the nation is question is not too far from a nearby town (complete with comfy hotel), the Snob has his phone to call for a cab and things in Kickassia are beginning to get a bit crazy thanks to the Nostalgia Critic [[DrunkWithPower going mad with power]], the Snob isn't as bothered by this as the Critic would probably like. Not to mention the fact that the intended gravitas is lost when everyone's waving goodbye behind his back.
** After the event is over, in his next video, the Critic sheepishly alludes to being forbidden from returning to Nevada.
* Several characters in ''TheGunganCouncil'' have been exiled for several reasons:
** Abigail Taylor was tried and exiled from the Chiss Ascendancy for no real reason other than no one could defend her against a hostile judge.
** Ti'Cira, Je'gan, and Caleb were exiled by the Jedi Council for beginning a massive crusade that ended up killing everyone on Taris.
** All Nightsisters from Dathomir

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' involved Stan refusing to vote on the new school mascot (the choices were a giant douche and a turd sandwich) and being banished from the town in a ritual involving being tied to a donkey and spat upon. An AnimalWrongsGroup finds him and complains about the mistreatment of the donkey.
* Zuko from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', banished from the fire nation by his father the Fire Lord until he finds and defeats the Avatar. Also [[spoiler:his mother, Ursa, was banished for killing the previous Fire Lord to save Zuko's life]].
* WonderWoman from the ''JusticeLeague'' was exiled from [[LadyLand Themyscira]], because she had broken the law that forbade anyone from bringing men onto the island (which she did to save her mother and her fellow Amazons). It's implied that Queen Hippolyta lifted the banishment after Wonder Woman and Hawkgirl returned to Themyscira to save them all.
* In the original ''WesternAnimation/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|1987}}'' toon, part of Krang's backstory was that he had been exiled from Dimension X.
* In ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', Jasmine threatens to get rid of Jafar when she's Queen, and he mentions at first that she'll exile him. Depending on where Agrabah is, and whether other cities would be willing to let an exile in (a traitorous vizier being the kind of exile most cities would ''not'' want to let in), being banished would likely lead to death.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', [[TheLostWoods the Everfree Forest]] is mentioned and imagined several times as a place of banishment.
** During the episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagics3E5MagicDuel Magic Duel]]", Trixie banishes Twilight from Ponyville and conjures a giant dome around town to keep her out in a bit of DisproportionateRetribution for unintentionally humiliating her [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E6BoastBusters in her last visit]].
** The villains from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' and [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls its sequel]] live in exile in [[HumanityEnsues the human world]]; Sunset Shimmer's is self-imposed after abandoning her studies under Princess Celestia, while the Dazzlings are explicitly stated to have been banished there.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'', whatever in the last wager he made with La Muerte, Xibalba was exiled into ruling the Land of the Forgotten.
* In ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'', Lord Shen is exiled from Gongmen City by his parents for committing genocide on the panda species. He resents them for this, despite the fact that exile was a pretty lenient punishment for his crime.
* In ''Disney/TheLionKing'', as seen in the page quote, Simba forces himself into exile after Scar convinces him that he killed Mufasa. When Simba returns years later and is absolved of his guilt, [[IronicEcho he tells Scar the same words, intending on putting him in exile.]]
** In [[Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride the sequel]], Simba exiled all Scar's partisans including his widow Zira and their children. Later in the movie, he also exiles Kovu when he realized he was spying on him (even though he had a HeelRealization and helped prevent the assassination plot his clan was setting) during the song "Not One of Us".
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'', Puck wanted to delay his return to Avalon because he found the mortal world too amusing [[spoiler:especially while working for Xanatos as Owen.]] After yet another act of defiance from Puck, Lord Oberon decided to [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor grant Puck's wish]] by banishing him from Avalon ''forever''. Puck's horrified reaction and pleas for reconsideration make it clear that he still saw Avalon as his home and did want to see it again someday.

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* In Ancient Athens politicians (and other prominent citizens, but usually politicians) could be "ostracized"[[note]]from ''ostrakon'', meaning "shard of broken pottery", since the vote was recorded by scratching or painting the name onto scraps of pottery[[/note]] by vote, or ordered to leave town for ten years. In this case it was not a punishment and did not necessarily imply social infamy. Nor did the victim have his property officially seized by the state (although if he didn't have friends or guards to keep an eye on it, it might be unofficially seized by his neighbors). It was usually simply a declaration that "Athens can't afford to have you in town right now and is frankly afraid that you will cause a bloody civil war. Leave for a few years and then come back and we'll see. NothingPersonal old chap."
** That said, people could be ostracized for any reason; the procedure for ostracism was to ask the ''ekklesia'' (assembly of free male citizens) whether they wanted to ostracize someone, and if so, then vote on who. Famously, Aristides [[TheMagnificent the Just]] once found a man with an ''ostrakon'' who asked him for help in writing Aristides' name (he was illiterate and also didn't know what Aristides looked like); Aristides (being just) wrote the name for him and asked him why he wanted to ostracize Aristides, and the man replied, "I'm just so tired of hearing people call him 'the Just'!"
** In ancient Greece it was also quite common when one faction of the local oligarchy (aristocracy) overcame the other that the winners would drive the losers out of the country (polis). Sometimes exiled politicians would stir up trouble abroad, as happened during the Persian Wars with former Athenian tyrant Hippias and deposed Spartan king Demaratos and with the Athenian Alcibiades during the Peloponnesian War.
* Several British Royal and Noble families who on the losing end of a power struggle, most famously the Stuarts and their "Jacobite" supporters.
** Henry Bolingbroke, first cousin to Theatre/RichardII, was exiled before participating in a duel (the other duellist was exiled as well) in 1398. When Henry's father died, Richard seized all of Henry's inherited properties. This drove Henry to return from exile with an army and overthrew the unpopular Richard, becoming HenryIV in the process.
* The Jewish People as a whole after the UsefulNotes/JewishRevolts.
** And before that in the Babylonian Exile (see several books of the Bible).
* NapoleonBonaparte had this happen to him twice. The first time, in 1814, he was given the isle of Elba to rule after being overthrown, which he was not allowed to leave. His response was to escape and take control of France again, thereby nullifying the peace treaty of 1814. After the Battle of Waterloo, his enemies sent him further away to St. Helena as a prisoner. This time, it stuck.
* The company name of Creator/InXileEntertainment not-entirely-seriously-but-not-entirely-humorously refers to most of its core employees, including the CEO Brian Fargo, being exiled from Creator/InterplayEntertainment (which Fargo founded and headed until his resignation) by its new management.
* United Empire Loyalists were those who had supported the crown during the AmericanRevolution but had to leave following the Treaty of Paris in 1783. At least 45,000 from the hitherto Thirteen Colonies relocated, mostly to New Brunswick (which was carved out of Nova Scotia to accomodate them) and Upper Canada (now Ontario) - many freed slaves and native tribes such as the Iroquois also followed. The mass influx of non-French into Canada, as well as the general suspicion towards the rather violenty-established "mob rule" that took hold in the United States guided the organization of Canada in the 19th and 20th Centuries.
* Since TheSixties Cubans that opposed Fidel Castro and the communist government following Castro's overthrow of the Batista regime in 1959 have fled and now live overseas: there are now over a million Cuban-Americans (Cuba's population in 2012 was 11.1 million) living in the United States alone, the vast majority in and around Miami and Tampa. The exile community's hostility to the Cuban government and their importance in elections (Florida is considered a swing state and has many electoral votes) is a major reason for the United States' continued embargo against Cuba (though that doesn't stop the US from being Cuba's 5th largest exporter).
** Castro himself was an exile before that, released from prison in 1955 and spending about 18 months in Mexico.
* Similar to Cuba, most of the Vietnamese-American population come from refugees fleeing their homeland following the Fall of Saigon in 1975, fearing reprisals from the victorious communist government. Many still hold strong opposition to the communist Vietnamese government, frequently still flying the South Vietnamese flag during Tet parades and such.
** Lots of Hmong (a specific people originating from mountainous areas of Vietnam, Laos, and South China) fled the Indochinese peninsula after the Vietnam Wars, because they sided with the French then the Americans. The most important Hmong diasporas are in French Guyana and in Minnesota.
* An unofficial version exists in 21st Century America. In some locales, after a convicted sex offender has served their sentence, they're still forbidden from living within a certain distance of schools, playgrounds, and other areas frequented by children. Depending on how large that distance is, and how many areas are designated as off-limits, a sex offender may find that there is literally no place in a given city where they're legally allowed to reside.
** The above can lead to very...shall we say ''unusual'' effects. A town in Iowa was shocked to find out how many sex offenders were living in and around their town and quickly passed laws that made it impossible for them to live there, so they packed up and went to the next town. The second town was then shocked to find out how many sex offenders were living in and around their town and quickly passed laws that made it impossible for them to live there, so they packed up and went to the next town. Then the third town down the road, and the fourth, and so forth and so on. The cumulative effect was a statewide east-to-west ''migration'' of those on the registry.
** For years the underside of the Julia Tuttle Causeway in Miami was where an impromptu shantytown of those on the sex offender registry existed, as strict limits meant the nearest place where a sex offender could live wasn't even in Miami-Dade County (they would have to move to Broward County). The camp had at its height about 140 people, plumbing, and electricity from generators; it also became an unofficial part of the Miami prison system, as a parole officer was sent there every night to make sure everyone was accounted for at curfew. The camp was dismantled shortly after newspapers publicized its existence, though trying to find a residence for those on the registry remains a major problem because every community is opposed to taking them in, many of them vehemently.

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