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Pyro: Yeah, just because we're not famous — not Ark-worthy — one of us has to bite the bullet...
Basically, he was just one step up from nameless fodder. He had about as much chance as a Star Trek redshirt, and roughly equivalent chances of surviving any serious shit. If so much as a gentle breeze wafted through the Hyuuga estate, Ko would be one of the first casualties.
Film - Live-Action
"I didn't. I just started taking blue uniforms from the laundry."
"Trust me, kid. The red shirts will get you killed every time."
Ensign Newbie: Star Command says it's my lucky red shirt!
Computer: I see they've also given you brown pants to go with that red shirt.
Computer: Just gratuitous foreshadowing...
Valkyrie: (frowning) Lots of people died.
Wreath: But nobody you like.
Rose: What's that supposed to mean?
Sec: Which of you is least important?
Rose: Nah, we don't work like that. None of us.
Sec: Designate the least important!
Locke: Not really.
Boone: The crew guys that would go down to the planet with the main guys the captain and the guy with the pointy ears? They always wore red shirts and they always got killed.
Locke: Sounds like a piss-poor captain.
Coombs: Oh, come on, Felger! We might as well be wearing red shirts!
'Cause if you do, I know that I'll be dead by 1 o'clock
Maybe I'll be vaporized or crushed beneath some granite
Bones will look at Jim and say "I'm just a doctor, dammit."
I'm an extra - on Star Trek
It's my break - on TV
The fourth man in the landing crew
It's the last you'll see of me
I was eaten by a salt vampire
I was pushed over a cliff by an enormous, ugly android
I was killed by a creature called a Gorn
The bridge crew is invincible
But I'm not impervious
To the deadly creatures we meet out there
You will wear red and be expendable
For getting dead, you are dependable
In fact you are the perfect guy
If shields are down or we blow a warp core
It's almost guaranteed you're gonna fry!
But I never should have put on this uniform
I could've been a doctor or helmsman, see
But I ended up here in Security.
Projects Division is messy business. It isnt pleasant, and
it's very easy to get dead. Hence, the conspiracy requires
quite a lot of cannon fodderit may seem cliché, but not
everybody is expected to return, and Cheiron prepares for
that inevitability by stocking its FPD cells with a high volume
of expendable agents."
But he won't be around for very long!
'cause his platoon gets blown away!
So let us pray for Soldier A!
Beaming down to quickly die.
Men who know their life's crappy
Those fighting men in the red jersey.
Kirk, and Spock, McCoy and him.
Bones will soon say, "He's dead Jim."
His quick demise we all foresee
For he's the one in the red jersey.
Not black. Not white. No race assumed.
here's just one hue to seal his doom.
And even when he's a she,
She's just as dead in a red jersey.
We all know it's too late.
Beaming down, we sealed our fate.
For Kirk and Spock, they too did see
They both did die in a red jersey.
Ensign Ricky: Aw, crap.