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* ''Series/DeadMansGun'': The first man John Pike kills in "Death Warrant" (shooting him from an ambush) robbed one bank eight years ago and has been a good citizen ever since.

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** He [[spoiler: either does manage to [[KarmaHoudini successfully pull this off and retire for good]], or [[KilledOffForReal ends up dead by hands of his student]], or [[LaserGuidedKarma manages to become worse off by helping to kill off his former friend Trevor]]. ''Online'' later confirms the first one to be canon.]]


This trope often overlaps with RetiredBadass and RetiredGunfighter, but doesn't have to. Some outlaws retire specifically because they don't have the badass attitude necessary to succeed in the field. Compare IJustWantToBeNormal for a similar mindset. If the outlaw was particularly bad, and shows no remorse for past actions, he may be a RetiredMonster.

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This trope often overlaps with RetiredBadass and RetiredGunfighter, RetiredGunfighter but doesn't have to. Some outlaws retire specifically because they don't have the badass attitude necessary to succeed in the field. Compare IJustWantToBeNormal for a similar mindset. If the outlaw was particularly bad, bad and shows no remorse for past actions, he may be a RetiredMonster.



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** Captain Kuro grew bored with the high-stakes life of being a wanted outlaw, and faked his death so the Navy would leave him alone. Of course, that didn't stop him from plotting to steal someone else's fortune...

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** Captain Kuro grew bored with the high-stakes life of being a wanted outlaw, outlaw and faked his death so the Navy would leave him alone. Of course, that didn't stop him from plotting to steal someone else's fortune...






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* ''Franchise/WonderWoman'' [[ComicBook/WonderWoman1942 Vol 1]] & [[ComicBook/WonderWoman1987 Vol 2]]: In her old age Priscilla Rich, the first ComicBook/{{Cheetah}} who operated as a villain in the 1940s and '50s, comes off like this. She's served her time, tried to prevent her niece from becoming the second Cheetah and condemns Barbara Ann Minerva's actions as the third Cheetah. Barbara ended up hunting her down and murdering her in her quest to become the ''only'' Cheetah despite Priscilla's advanced age and retirement.

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* ''Franchise/WonderWoman'' [[ComicBook/WonderWoman1942 Vol 1]] & [[ComicBook/WonderWoman1987 Vol 2]]: In her old age Priscilla Rich, the first ComicBook/{{Cheetah}} who operated as a villain in the 1940s and '50s, comes off like this. She's served her time, tried to prevent her niece from becoming the second Cheetah Cheetah, and condemns Barbara Ann Minerva's actions as the third Cheetah. Barbara ended up hunting her down and murdering her in her quest to become the ''only'' Cheetah despite Priscilla's advanced age and retirement. \n



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* In ''Film/ShanghaiNoon'', we have Roy O'Bannon, who starts the movie as an outlaw but by the end of the movie he's softened up . The epilogue reveals that [[spoiler:he has become a lawman, and that his real name is Wyatt Earp.]]

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* In ''Film/ShanghaiNoon'', we have Roy O'Bannon, who starts the movie as an outlaw but by the end of the movie he's softened up .up. The epilogue reveals that [[spoiler:he has become a lawman, and that his real name is Wyatt Earp.]]






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* Jean Valjean of ''Literature/LesMiserables'' is a mixture of both types. He tries to go straight after getting out of prison, but discovers that so long as people know he's an ex-con, they'll never give him a fair chance, so he's forced to create a new identity to become an honest man. This violates the terms of his parole, turning him into a fugitive.

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* Jean Valjean of ''Literature/LesMiserables'' is a mixture of both types. He tries to go straight after getting out of prison, prison but discovers that so long as people know he's an ex-con, they'll never give him a fair chance, so he's forced to create a new identity to become an honest man. This violates the terms of his parole, turning him into a fugitive.






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** The same game also gives mention to previous protagonist, [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV Niko Bellic.]] According to Lester, he "Went quiet" and left his criminal ways behind.

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** The same game also gives mention to previous protagonist, protagonist [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV Niko Bellic.]] Bellic]]. According to Lester, he "Went quiet" and left his criminal ways behind.









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* The documentary ''Series/TigerKing'' features an interview with Mario Tabraue, a former drug cartel kingpin whose exploits are said to have inspired the film ''Film/Scarface1983''. After serving his time in prison, he has by all accounts reformed his ways and now keeps to himself with a menagerie of exotic animals.


* ''Franchise/WonderWoman'': In her old age Priscilla Rich, the first ComicBook/{{Cheetah}} who operated as a villain in the 1940s and '50s, comes off like this. She's served her time, tried to prevent her niece from becoming the second Cheetah and condemns Barbara Ann Minerva's actions as the third Cheetah. Barbara ended up hunting her down and murdering her in her quest to become the ''only'' Cheetah despite Priscilla's advanced age and retirement.

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* ''Franchise/WonderWoman'': ''Franchise/WonderWoman'' [[ComicBook/WonderWoman1942 Vol 1]] & [[ComicBook/WonderWoman1987 Vol 2]]: In her old age Priscilla Rich, the first ComicBook/{{Cheetah}} who operated as a villain in the 1940s and '50s, comes off like this. She's served her time, tried to prevent her niece from becoming the second Cheetah and condemns Barbara Ann Minerva's actions as the third Cheetah. Barbara ended up hunting her down and murdering her in her quest to become the ''only'' Cheetah despite Priscilla's advanced age and retirement.

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* In at least one of the Masked Raider stories in ''ComicBook/MarvelMysteryComics'', the sheriff is a retired outlaw who is blackmailed into letting the gang do what they want because they know his sordid history.

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* ''Franchise/WonderWoman'': In her old age Priscilla Rich, the first ComicBook/{{Cheetah}} who operated as a villain in the 1940s and '50s, comes off like this. She's served her time, tried to prevent her niece from becoming the second Cheetah and condemns Barbara Ann Minerva's actions as the third Cheetah. Barbara ended up hunting her down and murdering her in her quest to become the ''only'' Cheetah despite Priscilla's advanced age and retirement.

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* Rachel is one at the start of ''Film/GangOfRoses''. She straps her guns back on when her sister is murdered.


* Captain Villads of ''WesternAnimation/TheDragonPrince'' is a former pirate turned legitimate (if [[BunnyEarsLawyer eccentric) sea captain.

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* Captain Villads of ''WesternAnimation/TheDragonPrince'' is a former pirate turned legitimate (if [[BunnyEarsLawyer eccentric) sea captain.


* The Townes Van Zandt song ''Pancho and Lefty'' has Lefty, who retired to Ohio after his compadre Pancho was killed. [[spoiler: The song implies Lefty sold Pancho out for the reward money as a nest egg.]]

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* The Townes Van Zandt Music/TownesVanZandt song ''Pancho and Lefty'' has Lefty, who retired to Ohio after his compadre Pancho was killed. [[spoiler: The song implies Lefty sold Pancho out for the reward money as a nest egg.]]



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* ''Series/BlackSaddle'' is about Clay Calhune; an outlaw whose brothers were killed in a shootout that left him seriously wounded. After recovering, Clay decides to swap his six-guns for law books and becomes a lawyer.



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* In ''Film/JohnnyReno'', USMarshal Johnny Reno is a former outlaw turned lawman. And he seems very happy in his new position, showing [[ByTheBookCop an immense respect for the letter of the law]].


** Silvers Rayleigh was once the first-mate to [[spoiler: Gold Roger himself]], but now works at the Sabaody Archipelago, coating ship's heading underwater with protective bubbles.

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** Silvers Rayleigh was once the first-mate to [[spoiler: Gold Roger himself]], but now works at the Sabaody Archipelago, coating ship's ships heading underwater with protective bubbles.

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