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    Comic Books 
Martin: I mean, honestly. Two years standing in a perpetual blizzard? It was one little mistake!
Louis: We did nearly destroy the universe.
Martin: Technically. But, y'know, we didn't.

The Wasp: Do you really think I'm going back into the public eye after being humiliated like this? I've requested a transfer to a SHIELD research post in Dusseldorf, Steve.

    Fan Works 
Ching: (while serving drinks) Of course, Your Majesty. It’s an honor to serve.
Daniel: And puns like that will get you promoted and possibly exiled to Antarctica.
A Crown of Stars, chapter 2

Heathcliff: So, in light of these events, I will be heading to Floor 75 to try to engage the King and Fluffles in peace talks.
Asuna: Fluffles?
Heathcliff: Yes, in a perhaps unsurprising twist, it seems Captain Fluffles has turned traitor and joined forces with the bandit king.
Kirito: Ohhh, I see, so you need me at the table, cracking jokes and breaking the ice. I gotcha.
Heathcliff: HA HA HA—No! God no! I need to hide you under the biggest rock I can find!
Kirito: Excuse me?
Heathcliff: Hmm, how do I put this delicately... (smacks lips) Ah. I'm afraid you'll piss someone off and kill thousands.
Asuna: Yeah, I could see that.
Kirito: Asuna?!
Asuna: I'm sorry, honey. If it means avoiding the deaths of innocent players, I think the least you can do is sit this one out.
Heathcliff: I'm also going to need you to stay behind and guard him, Asuna.
Asuna: Oh, screw that noise! I'm coming too!

Dragon had rapidly realized her exile in the Andes System was a last-measure punishment. The red robes sent there were either scapegoats for their superior's errors or completely crazy. Once you were sent there, the possibility of improving the living conditions and doing something good was limited.

Nostradomus had not been sent to the eastern galactic regions because he was diligent, competent, influential, and on good terms with his genitor.

    Film - Animated 
"You'll be Chief Inspector of Subway Toilets by the time I'm through with you!"
General Rogard to Kent Mansley, The Iron Giant

    Film - Live-Action 
Myerson's in a sweat because you let that Russian go. He's talking about the Russians in Cuba again. He's talking about sending you to Cuba.
Joe Cutter, Hopscotch

Met Sergeant: Well, you've always wanted a transfer to the country.
Nicholas Angel: In twenty years or so, yes!
Met Sergeant: Well done, you!

I want [Donloe] manning a radar tower in Alaska by the end of the day. Just mail him his clothes.
Eugene Kittridge after discovering Ethan Hunt has stolen information literally right out from under Donloe's nose, Mission: Impossible

Gerard, take a note. This is the third time this month that the busy Lieutenant Vormoncrief has come to my negative attention in matters touching political concerns. Remind Us to find him a post somewhere in the Empire where he may be less busy.
Emperor Gregor Vorbarra, A Civil Campaign

Mrs. Rhee visited the dinery to inspect the latest male Aides. She must have had some influence in the Papa Song hierarchy; Yoona-939 told me that Aides who obliged her could xpect promotion to a more prestigious dinery. Bleakest Manchuria awaited the hapless young men who didn't.
Sonmi-451, Cloud Atlas

And the moral of the story is to never call your commanding officer a bastard to his face.
Staff Sergeant Torin Kerr, prior to her assignment to a suici- er, research mission, The Better Part of Valor

One of my colleagues lost a fierce battle with a rival store and got sent off to Greenland. You don't want to be sent to Greenland, do you?
MgRonald's Manager, The Devil Is a Part-Timer!

If any one of you miscues and puts their wind up somehow, I'll personally see that you end up in the lousiest jungle valley of South America I can find - with a cored asshole.
John Rainbird, Firestarter

It was an article of faith at the Academy that the last agent who committed a Full Fuck-Up in Crawford's command now investigated pilfering at DEW-line installations along the Arctic Circle.

Orbiting climate-control mirrors focus sunlight on the extreme northern and southern latitudes of the planet, warming the environment by a few degrees to make more of the land area hospitable. These mirrors are usually monitored and piloted by low-ranking Imperial Navy troopers sworn to do even this grueling duty. Among troopers, "riding the mirrors" is considered the loneliest, most tedious assignment on Coruscant, but all are happy to serve the Empire in whatever capacity they are needed.

Sergeant Philbee Jhorn served as records officer for the Emperor's second expeditionary force to the Forest Moon of Endor. Displeased with the superficial reports of the first scouting team, the Emperor requested a detailed summary. Sergeant Jhorn filed several memos before his departure, insisting that he was not qualified for the job, but these memos were misfiled and never delivered to Sergeant Jhorn's superiors. Such circumstances account for the rather bitter and resentful tone of this report.
Imperial military records show that shortly after Sergeant Philbee Jhorn filed this report, he was transferred to a lengthy tour of duty alone riding the solar focusing mirrors in orbit around Coruscant. Following this assignment, he was sent to Tatooine, where he served as a custodian in the Imperial desert garrison.

Alice: What happened to the professor?
Janet: You haven't figured it out yet? They gave him a choice: resign in disgrace... or transfer to Antarctica. Brakebills South. Guess which one he took.

I had heard stories of Mr Fell. His disintegration was rumored to have been quite spectacular, involving alcoholism, unexplained absences from services, and obscure rantings from the pulpit during those services he remembered to attend. It was the last that proved to be his undoing, for in making public his difficulties he embarrassed the bishop, and the bishop was a man who prized dignity and decorum above all else. Mr Fell's punishment was to be banished to a living where few would be present to listen to his ravings, although I did not doubt that the bishop retained agents in Chetwyn-Dark who would keep him apprised of the minister's activities.

He'd been a high-flyer, once. One of the youngest officers ever to achieve the command star. Then, inexplicably, the proud, purring engine of his career had phuttered and stopped. He'd received a series of increasingly obvious "side-postings," until this one: the ultimate dead-end gig. There was no "sideways" from R&D. Only up or...
Red Dwarf: Backwards

"He's going round telling the world you're nothing but a cleaned-out rabbit's head, stuffed with sauerkraut, and if you're lucky enough to get back from the front he's going to see to it you get deported to a cowshit-stinking hole in South Bavaria where the entire population consists of village idiots!"
War Minister Sally, OGPU Prison, by Sven Hassel

    Live-Action TV 
You wanna do this now? Okay. What you're doing is against protocol, so if you endanger an operation or if anyone gets hurt, I'll reassign you to Barrow, Alaska, and you'll spend the rest of your years pulling the night shift guarding Blonsky's cryo-cell.
Phil Coulson, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

The last time I gave an interview they told me just to relax and say what I really felt - ten minutes after the broadcast I got transferred to an outpost so far off the star maps you couldn't find it with a hunting dog and a Ouija board.
Jeffrey Sinclair, Babylon 5, "Infection"

You are going to love being a security guard. You can catch up on your reading, and, ahhhh... hehe, well, you can catch up on your reading.
Jason Bly, Burn Notice

Father Dowling: Remember what I said about the bishop sending me to Nome, Alaska?
Sister Stephanie: He didn't...?
Father Dowling: No. Anchorage.

There's a ship leaving for Eastwatch-by-the-Sea tonight. From there I'm afraid it's a rather long walk to Castle Black. I hope you enjoy the Wall. I found it surprisingly beautiful, in a brutal, horribly uncomfortable sort of way.
Tyrion Lannister to Janos Slynt, former Commander of the Goldcloaks, Game of Thrones

As I report from my sixth day here in war-torn Syria, I think the lesson learned is that I should never have called my producer a wanker.
Romesh Ranganathan, "Unlikely lines to hear on a news programme," Mock the Week

Chadwick: The induction coils you asked for, courtesy of the Klingon Ambassador to Farius.
O'Brien: There's a Klingon Ambassador here? Gowron mustn't like him too much.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, "Honour Among Thieves"

Running down people that buy fertilizer. This is scut work, bozo work. The FBI equivalent of being made to wear an orange jumpsuit and pick up trash by the side of the highway.
Special Agent Fox Mulder, the Bureau's top profiler and paranormal investigator, The X-Files

    Tabletop Games 
The people of a territory can petition the Darrian Council to remove their knight if he does not do a good enough job representing them. Such a petition must be granted after which the knight is usually transferred to a territory with few or no people, where he "can't do any harm." This is considered a great disgrace and effectively ruins the knight's further career in government.
Gurps Traveller: Humaniti

    Video Games 
Three years ago you assaulted a superior officer for ordering his soldiers to fire upon civilians. He and his body cast were shipped to Pearl Harbor, while you were transferred to Mars, home of the Union Aerospace Corporation.
Doom instruction manual

I was assigned the position of Sian consul on Lacombe, and many of my colleagues were jealous. Canadian-owned planets are supposed to be easy work, especially the frozen ones. I was placed there, though, because I hate the cold and I'd pissed off Jenny from HR.
Mai Ya-Kadri, Legacy of a Thousand Suns

The empire stretched even here, sweetling, however thinly. Romans came here - the troublemakers, the disgraced, the embarrassing, the seventh sons - they were flung to the Land Beyond the Forest, a polite exile to the dark soil that drinks oceans of blood.
The Buzzing, The Secret World

Commander Clancy: Look at this view, three hundred meters deep in the ocean where the light can't reach. I spent most of my life in a submarine, but the government looks at one mistake and cuts me off from my dreams! By locking me up in this ocean floor prison!
John Mayor: What mistake?
Commander Clancy: Oh... One of the submarine missiles I launched hit a passenger ship... And it sunk. I was in disputed waters, right before a war... Now why only me? Why does bad luck seem to follow me around?

    Web Original 
Shit, that's how I ended up on Mars in the first place! Put my own CO in a body cast! Best day of my life!

Meme: Well, if I was in charge, I'd drop you all on a random rock somewhere to rot in peace.
Willy: Oh yeah? Well, if I was in charge, you'd be here with us! On this shithole! Rotting on some random rock in the middle of nowhere. Hell, I'd bring the rest of the nutcases, we'd throw a damn party!
Tripple M: You mean, like what we're doing right now?
Willy: Yes, exactly like... Zambi 7... right now... shit.

S.H.I.E.L.D. has facilities in some of the most remote places on the face of the planet. There are certain people you do not want to upset if you have no desire to be assigned to one.

    Real Life 
Rich and powerful people don't get fired like the rest of us. [...] This is executive speak for "We're firing you because you've become synonymous with perhaps the darkest chapter in the history of our company but you're well-liked so we're going to give you a made-up job on the way out."
Sam Biddle, "Hacked Sony Antihero Amy Pascal Basically Fired"

It was as far as I could send him out of my sight and where he could do the least harm. I would have sent him to the North Pole if we had kept a minister there.
President Andrew Jackson, on his appointment of James Buchanan as ambassador to Russia