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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) 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.


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


In The Pantheon/TropePantheon, this trope is represented by [[VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption John Marston]] from the video game ''Red Dead Redemption''.

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In The Pantheon/TropePantheon, this trope is represented by [[VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption John Marston]] from the video game ''Red Dead Redemption''.



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* In ''Literature/RiverOfTeeth'', Hero Shackleby is a retired DemolitionsExpert and MasterPoisoner who's bought themselves a little house on the prairie and spends their time sipping poisoned iced tea on their porch. Since that has become really boring really fast, Hero jumps at the opportunity Houndstooth presents to be active again and do OneLastJob that will make them known far and wide.



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* In O. Henry's story, "A Retrieved Reformation," the safecracker Jimmy Valentine has gotten out of jail and is trying to go honest under [[StartingANewLife a new identity]] so that he can marry a banker's daughter. But when a young child accidentally locks herself in the bank's new super-secure safe, he's the only one with [[CoverBlowingSuperpower the tools and the skills]] to have a prayer of getting her out.

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