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-> ''"I am said to be a revolutionist in my sympathies, by birth, by breeding and by principle. I am always on the side of the revolutionists, because there never was a revolution unless there were some oppressive and intolerable conditions against which to [[PerfectlyCromulentWord revolute]]."''

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-> ''"I am said to be a revolutionist in my sympathies, by birth, by breeding and by principle. I am always on the side of the revolutionists, because there never was a revolution unless there were some oppressive and intolerable conditions against which to [[PerfectlyCromulentWord revolute]].revolute."''


* {{Deconstructed}} and {{reconstructed}} in the ''Literature/InheritanceCycle''. Oromis challenges Eragon to explain ''why'' he opposes the Empire. Most of the Empire's subjects, Oromis points out, are decent people and a war would have negative consequences for them. Eragon counters that unless Galbatorix is overthrown, his rule will never end, so upheaval over a single time is better than an eternity of oppression.

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* {{Deconstructed}} and {{reconstructed}} {{Reconstruction}} in the ''Literature/InheritanceCycle''. Oromis challenges Eragon to explain ''why'' he opposes the Empire. Most of the Empire's subjects, Oromis points out, are decent people and a war would have negative consequences for them. Eragon counters that unless Galbatorix is overthrown, his rule will never end, so upheaval over a single time is better than an eternity of oppression.


* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' {{downplayed}} this overall. The Bajorans' main claim to the moral high ground in their ultimately successful guerrilla war to drive out the Cardassians is that they were defending against a brutal foreign occupation involving concentration camps, genocide, forced prostitution, religious persecution, and pillaging of artistic and cultural resources. However, several episodes take pains to point out that [[BlackAndGreyMorality the Bajorans were hardly angels themselves]], being just as willing to kill Cardassian civilians as they were soldiers and in some cases attempting to continue the fight against the Cardassians after they had already withdrawn.

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* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' {{downplayed}} this overall. The Bajorans' main claim to the moral high ground in their ultimately successful guerrilla war to drive out the Cardassians is that they were defending against a brutal foreign occupation involving concentration camps, genocide, forced prostitution, religious persecution, and pillaging of artistic and cultural resources. However, several episodes take pains to point out that [[BlackAndGreyMorality the Bajorans were hardly angels themselves]], being just as willing to kill Cardassian civilians as they were soldiers soldiers, murdering Bajoran civilian collaborators, and in some cases attempting to continue the fight against the Cardassians after they had already withdrawn.


* ''SIGMATA - This Signal Kills Fascists'' [[AnAesop explicitly aims to teach the players]] that this is the case in RealLife, albeit in the form of BlackAndGrayMorality. [[LaResistance The Resistance]] is full of fallible human beings with often [[WeAREStrugglingTogether different ideas on how to go about things]] and [[NoTrueScotsman the occasional bad apple giving others a bad name]]. However, [[TheEmpire the Regime]] is ''pure unadulterated evil'' and any method of fighting it is morally justified, [[PragmaticHero except insofar as causing too much collateral damage will cost you public support and is thus counterproductive.]]

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* ''SIGMATA - This Signal Kills Fascists'' ''TabletopGame/SIGMATAThisSignalKillsFascists'' [[AnAesop explicitly aims to teach the players]] that this is the case in RealLife, albeit in the form of BlackAndGrayMorality. [[LaResistance The Resistance]] is full of fallible human beings with often [[WeAREStrugglingTogether different ideas on how to go about things]] and [[NoTrueScotsman the occasional bad apple giving others a bad name]]. However, [[TheEmpire the Regime]] is ''pure unadulterated evil'' and any method of fighting it is morally justified, [[PragmaticHero except insofar as causing too much collateral damage will cost you public support and is thus counterproductive.]]


* Creator/WarrenBeatty's ''Film/{{Reds|1981}}'', a biopic of American communist John Reed which defends the Russian Revolution and portrays the Bolsheviks sympathetically, though still marred with flaws of bureaucratic fussiness, whose authoritarian nature also irritates other leftists.

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* Creator/WarrenBeatty's ''Film/{{Reds|1981}}'', a biopic of American communist John "Jack" Reed which defends the Russian Revolution and portrays the Bolsheviks sympathetically, though still marred with flaws of bureaucratic fussiness, whose authoritarian nature also irritates other leftists.


* Creator/WarrenBeatty's ''Film/{{Reds}}'', a biopic of American communist John Reed which defends the Russian Revolution and portrays the Bolsheviks sympathetically, though still marred with flaws of bureaucratic fussiness, whose authoritarian nature also irritates other leftists.

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* Creator/WarrenBeatty's ''Film/{{Reds}}'', ''Film/{{Reds|1981}}'', a biopic of American communist John Reed which defends the Russian Revolution and portrays the Bolsheviks sympathetically, though still marred with flaws of bureaucratic fussiness, whose authoritarian nature also irritates other leftists.

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* ''SIGMATA - This Signal Kills Fascists'' [[AnAesop explicitly aims to teach the players]] that this is the case in RealLife, albeit in the form of BlackAndGrayMorality. [[LaResistance The Resistance]] is full of fallible human beings with often [[WeAREStrugglingTogether different ideas on how to go about things]] and [[NoTrueScotsman the occasional bad apple giving others a bad name]]. However, [[TheEmpire the Regime]] is ''pure unadulterated evil'' and any method of fighting it is morally justified, [[PragmaticHero except insofar as causing too much collateral damage will cost you public support and is thus counterproductive.]]
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* ''VideoGame/{{Tyranny}}'' has several rebel groups in The Tiers still opposing Kyros' occupation. While not all the groups are presented flatteringly, the [[StarterVillain Vendrien Guard]] is presented as generally good, being TheRemnant of Haven's military and noble class with a goal of becoming {{Doomed Moral Victor}}s who will inspire others to rebel. Thanks to the [[PlayerCharacter Fatebinder]] they utterly fail, [[spoiler:as the first chapter sees them either [[MakeAnExampleOfThem killed by Kyros' Edict of Swords]], [[KillEmAll brutally suppressed by the Fatebinder]], or [[LoopholeAbuse being appointed Agents of the Court of Fatebinders.]]]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Tyranny}}'' has several rebel groups in The Tiers [[OccupiersOutOfOurCountry still opposing Kyros' occupation. occupation]]. While not all the groups are presented flatteringly, the [[StarterVillain Vendrien Guard]] is presented as generally good, being TheRemnant a band of Haven's remaining military and noble class with a goal of becoming {{Doomed Moral Victor}}s who will inspire others to rebel. Thanks to the [[PlayerCharacter Fatebinder]] they utterly fail, [[spoiler:as the first chapter sees them either [[MakeAnExampleOfThem killed by Kyros' Edict of Swords]], [[KillEmAll brutally suppressed by the Fatebinder]], or [[LoopholeAbuse being appointed Agents of the Court of Fatebinders.]]]]


* ''VideoGame/{{Tyranny}}'' has several rebel groups in The Tiers still opposing Kyros' occupation. While not all the groups are presented flatteringly, the [[StarterVillain Vendrien Guard]] is presented as generally good, being a band of FormerRegimePersonnel from Haven with a goal of becoming {{Doomed Moral Victor}}s who will inspire others to rebel. Thanks to the [[PlayerCharacter Fatebinder]] they utterly fail, [[spoiler:as the first chapter sees them either [[MakeAnExampleOfThem killed by Kyros' Edict of Swords]], [[KillEmAll brutally suppressed by the Fatebinder]], or [[LoopholeAbuse being appointed Agents of the Court of Fatebinders.]]]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Tyranny}}'' has several rebel groups in The Tiers still opposing Kyros' occupation. While not all the groups are presented flatteringly, the [[StarterVillain Vendrien Guard]] is presented as generally good, being a band TheRemnant of FormerRegimePersonnel from Haven Haven's military and noble class with a goal of becoming {{Doomed Moral Victor}}s who will inspire others to rebel. Thanks to the [[PlayerCharacter Fatebinder]] they utterly fail, [[spoiler:as the first chapter sees them either [[MakeAnExampleOfThem killed by Kyros' Edict of Swords]], [[KillEmAll brutally suppressed by the Fatebinder]], or [[LoopholeAbuse being appointed Agents of the Court of Fatebinders.]]]]


* ''VideoGame/{{Tyranny}}'' has several rebel groups in The Tiers still opposing Kyros' occupation. While not all the groups are presented flatteringly, the [[StarterVillain Vendrien Guard]] is presented as generally good, being a band of FormerRegimePersonel from Haven with a goal of becoming {{Doomed Moral Victor}}s who will inspire others to rebel. Thanks to the [[PlayerCharacter Fatebinder]] they utterly fail, [[spoiler:as the first chapter sees them either [[MakeAnExampleOfThem killed by Kyros' Edict of Swords]], [[KillEmAll brutally suppressed by the Fatebinder]], or [[LoopholeAbuse being appointed Agents of the Court of Fatebinders.]]]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Tyranny}}'' has several rebel groups in The Tiers still opposing Kyros' occupation. While not all the groups are presented flatteringly, the [[StarterVillain Vendrien Guard]] is presented as generally good, being a band of FormerRegimePersonel FormerRegimePersonnel from Haven with a goal of becoming {{Doomed Moral Victor}}s who will inspire others to rebel. Thanks to the [[PlayerCharacter Fatebinder]] they utterly fail, [[spoiler:as the first chapter sees them either [[MakeAnExampleOfThem killed by Kyros' Edict of Swords]], [[KillEmAll brutally suppressed by the Fatebinder]], or [[LoopholeAbuse being appointed Agents of the Court of Fatebinders.]]]]


* ''VideoGame/{{Tyranny}}'' has several rebel groups in The Tiers still opposing Kyros' occupation. While not all the groups are presented flatteringly, the [[StarterVillain Vendrien Guard]] is presented as generally good, being a band of FormerRegimePersonell from Haven with a goal of becoming {{Doomed Moral Victor}}s who will inspire others to rebel. Thanks to the [[PlayerCharacter Fatebinder]] they utterly fail, [[spoiler:as the first chapter sees them either [[MakeAnExampleOfThem killed by Kyros' Edict of Swords]], [[KillEmAll brutally suppressed by the Fatebinder]], or [[LoopholeAbuse being appointed Agents of the Court of Fatebinders.]]]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Tyranny}}'' has several rebel groups in The Tiers still opposing Kyros' occupation. While not all the groups are presented flatteringly, the [[StarterVillain Vendrien Guard]] is presented as generally good, being a band of FormerRegimePersonell FormerRegimePersonel from Haven with a goal of becoming {{Doomed Moral Victor}}s who will inspire others to rebel. Thanks to the [[PlayerCharacter Fatebinder]] they utterly fail, [[spoiler:as the first chapter sees them either [[MakeAnExampleOfThem killed by Kyros' Edict of Swords]], [[KillEmAll brutally suppressed by the Fatebinder]], or [[LoopholeAbuse being appointed Agents of the Court of Fatebinders.]]]]


* The Vendrien Guard in ''VideoGame/{{Tyranny}}'' is fighting a heroic but doomed struggle against the forces of Kyras.

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* The Vendrien Guard in ''VideoGame/{{Tyranny}}'' is fighting a heroic but doomed struggle against has several rebel groups in The Tiers still opposing Kyros' occupation. While not all the forces groups are presented flatteringly, the [[StarterVillain Vendrien Guard]] is presented as generally good, being a band of Kyras.FormerRegimePersonell from Haven with a goal of becoming {{Doomed Moral Victor}}s who will inspire others to rebel. Thanks to the [[PlayerCharacter Fatebinder]] they utterly fail, [[spoiler:as the first chapter sees them either [[MakeAnExampleOfThem killed by Kyros' Edict of Swords]], [[KillEmAll brutally suppressed by the Fatebinder]], or [[LoopholeAbuse being appointed Agents of the Court of Fatebinders.]]]]


* The Freedom Fighters from ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'' are a strictly heroic group that is trying to overthrow the evil Dr. Robotnik. Technically however this is a ''counter''-revolution, as they are lead by a princess who happens to be the daughter of the king Robotnik deposed in ''his'' revolution.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SonicTheHedgehogSatAM'': The Freedom Fighters from ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'' are a strictly heroic group that is trying to overthrow the evil Dr. Robotnik. Technically however this is a ''counter''-revolution, as they are lead by a princess who happens to be the daughter of the king Robotnik deposed in ''his'' revolution.


* Like the above Literature example, ''Theatre/LesMiserables'' portrays a France post-Revolution of 1830, where the populace is angry with the new king and already ready to rebel once more. Les'Amis del ABC are brave, noble revolutionaries, and even the worst among them, the token drunk Grantaire, is still dedicated to the cause enough to [[spoiler:fight and die along with the rest of them]]. Justified in that many of the revolution scenes are adapted from and inspired by scenes from the book, which were taken directly from author Creator/VictorHugo's own experience with the June Rebellion of 1832, making it TruthInTelevision.

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* Like the above Literature example, ''Theatre/LesMiserables'' portrays a France post-Revolution of 1830, where the populace is angry with the new king and already ready to rebel once more. Les'Amis del ABC Les Amis de l'ABC are brave, noble revolutionaries, and even the worst among them, the token drunk Grantaire, is still dedicated to the cause enough to [[spoiler:fight and die along with the rest of them]]. Justified in that many of the revolution scenes are adapted from and inspired by scenes from the book, which were taken directly from author Creator/VictorHugo's own experience with the June Rebellion of 1832, making it TruthInTelevision.

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* ''ComicBook/WonderWoman1987'': Diana's SlaveRevolt turned revolution is a bunch of escaped slaves and sympathizers fighting the Kreel Empire to abolish their slavery practices and allow woman to be citizens, and the core group does their level best to do so without ''any casualties'' as they are led by Diana. They are not all treated as saints and some of them have ''very'' checkered backgrounds but their cause and their methods are the opposite of villainous.
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