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4th May '17 2:17:57 PM Gregzilla
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# Remember what's most important to your subordinates; when you don't do everything you can to make sure everyone gets the best food or equipment, you practically ''invite'' the ReliableTraitor or TheStarscream to start acting up.

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# Remember what's most important to your subordinates; when you don't do everything you can to make sure everyone gets the best food or equipment, you practically ''invite'' the ReliableTraitor or TheStarscream to start acting up.
16th Nov '16 7:00:55 PM dlchen145
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# You absolutely MUST be a BadAss.

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# You absolutely MUST be a BadAss.badass.
19th Jul '13 5:41:40 AM Viira
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# You don't have to be ''a'' Captain to be [[TheCaptain ''The'' Captain]]. Sometimes [[MassEffect a Commander will suffice]].

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# You don't have to be ''a'' Captain to be [[TheCaptain ''The'' Captain]]. Sometimes [[MassEffect [[Franchise/MassEffect a Commander will suffice]].
14th Apr '13 5:35:24 PM Xtifr
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# [[OfficerAndAGentleman Be polite and courteous to others on your ship]]. Bonus points if you have side hobbies like [[CulturedWarrior poetry, classical music, and of course, Shakespeare]]. Double bonus if you [[MasterAndCommander play the violin]].

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# [[OfficerAndAGentleman Be polite and courteous to others on your ship]]. Bonus points if you have side hobbies like [[CulturedWarrior poetry, classical music, and of course, Shakespeare]]. Double bonus if you [[MasterAndCommander [[Literature/AubreyMaturin play the violin]].
13th Aug '12 4:21:17 PM movie007
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''So you want to be TheCaptain; the Big Boss, the star of the show. It's easy! Here are the steps....''

# [[TravelCool Get yourself]] a [[CoolShip state-of-art, one-of-a-kind ship]]. [[CoolBoat Boat]], [[CoolAirship airship]], or [[CoolStarship starship]] -- or [[CoolCar car]], or [[CoolTrain train]]. Or even a [[Series/DoctorWho police public call box that's bigger on the inside....]].
# Round up some TrueCompanions. [[BadassCrew Then give them lessons in being badass]]. If you don't have buddies, then just get yourself [[TheSquad a Squad]].
# It helps to be [[AlwaysMale a guy]].
# .....But [[Series/StarTrekVoyager women can]] [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED do this too]].
# When asking questions, [[NeverGiveTheCaptainAStraightAnswer never expect your subordinates to answer you right away]].
# [[AFatherToHisMen Treat your crew like they're your own family]].
# [[OfficerAndAGentleman Be polite and courteous to others on your ship]]. Bonus points if you have side hobbies like [[CulturedWarrior poetry, classical music, and of course, Shakespeare]]. Double bonus if you [[MasterAndCommander play the violin]].
# Be best friends with at least one person in your crew.
# You don't have to be ''a'' Captain to be [[TheCaptain ''The'' Captain]]. Sometimes [[MassEffect a Commander will suffice]].
# You absolutely MUST be a BadAss.
# Every once in a while, [[TenMinuteRetirement quit being the big guy(lady) in charge. Just for a little while]]. Besides getting a much needed vacation, your crew will see that [[ReplacementScrappy the new guy]] [[TyrantTakesTheHelm is nowhere near as good at the job as you are]] and they'll be thrilled when you come back.
# [[IDidWhatIHadToDo It's okay if you "bend" the rules every now and again, as long as it works]].
# If you report to a [[DaChief boss]] who just happens to [[BenevolentBoss back you up and remains supportive]] of you, in spite of your [[MilitaryMaverick ''antics'']]....stay on his good side.
# Never EVER needlessly sacrifice your crew [[WeHaveReserves just because you can]] -- or even [[GloryHound to look impressive]].
# Enjoy being TheCaptain. [[TheChainsOfCommanding Just don't enjoy it too much]].
# Never EVER [[LimitedAdvancementOpportunities accept a promotion]]. Remember, it's good to be TheCaptain. Keep the job as long as possible.
# [[CaptainsLog Keep a diary of all your adventures]].
# Special Note: If you follow all these steps, but you just can't swing the CoolShip, then consider being [[ColonelBadass a Colonel instead]].
# Remember what's most important to your subordinates; when you don't do everything you can to make sure everyone gets the best food or equipment, you practically ''invite'' the ReliableTraitor or TheStarscream to start acting up.
# If all else fails, [[YouAreInCommandNow have the other Captain(s) die]].
# If someone on your crew suggests an idea so ridiculous it seems doomed to fail, remember [[CrazyEnoughToWork it just might work]].
# You gotta [[IndyPloy think fast on your feet]].
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