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26th Jul '16 11:19:45 PM Karxrida
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* ''FanFic/FireEmblemFatesAftermath'': Azura decides that she's not cut out for being the queen of Valla due to her aversion of socializing and lack of charisma, so she tells Corrin that he can have the throne.
24th Jul '16 9:57:40 PM M84
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* In the season six finale of ''Series/GameOfThrones'', Tommen [[spoiler:falls into despair after the Great Sept of Baelor is destroyed in a wildfire explosion]]. He realizes that he had failed as a king. Once he is alone, he quietly removes his crown and leaves it behind for whoever is foolish enough to want it. [[spoiler:[[DrivenToSuicide Then he calmly walks out the window]].]]
10th Jul '16 11:42:51 PM Clendy82
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** For much of Japanese history, the Emperor's "rule" was a fiction; Shoguns and other lords for centuries ruled large swaths of Japan (albeit in the Emperor's name) while the Emperor himself was more often seen as a [[PriestKing religious leader and icon]] than a temporal ruler. Indeed, so much of the Emperor's time was spent on rituals that were, in honesty, so repetitive and boring that they didn't leave much time for actual rulership. Many times, an Emperor would abdicate in favor of a pubescent child who would go through the rituals because the adults told him to, who would then be allowed to abdicate himself sometime in his late teens or early twenties to a well earned retirement so that he could do something productive with his life.
25th Jun '16 7:50:02 PM Apocrypha
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** Also happens in [[spoiler: the ''[[GoldenPath Revelations]]'' path, since The Avatar's best friend Azura has the greater claim to the Vallite throne than the Avatar him/herself, being the true princess rather than the child of a usurper. She decides to pass the Kingdom over to them, though, unless the Male Avatar marries her; in that case, he gains the throne by marriage [[RulingCouple and they rule together]].]]

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** Also happens in [[spoiler: the ''[[GoldenPath Revelations]]'' path, since The the Avatar's best friend Azura has the greater claim to the Vallite throne than the Avatar him/herself, being the true princess rather than the child of a usurper. She decides to pass the Kingdom over to them, though, unless the Male Avatar marries her; in that case, he gains the throne by marriage [[RulingCouple and they rule together]].]]
25th Jun '16 3:56:32 PM Kelothan
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* An upcoming feature in ''VideoGame/EuropaUniversalis'' 4.
31st May '16 1:23:50 AM Doug86
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* 79 year old King Albert II of Belgium stepped down effective 21 July 2013 in favor of his eldest child Philippe[=/=]Filip[=/=]Philipp due to health reasons. In 1953 suspected [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo collaborator]] King Leopold III abdicated in favor of Albert's elder brother [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Baudouin[=/=]Boudewijn[=/=]Balduin]] in order to avoid the outright abolition of the Belgian monarchy.

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* 79 year old King Albert II of Belgium stepped down effective 21 July 2013 in favor of his eldest child Philippe[=/=]Filip[=/=]Philipp due to health reasons. In 1953 suspected [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII collaborator]] King Leopold III abdicated in favor of Albert's elder brother [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Baudouin[=/=]Boudewijn[=/=]Balduin]] in order to avoid the outright abolition of the Belgian monarchy.



* Subverted with Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany. In the final stages of WorldWarI, the German government were fearing revolution could break out, as the German people might be inspired by the Russian revolution against the tsar. Therefore, they made the announcement the Kaiser abdicated the throne, in favor of a new German republic. Unfortunately for Wilhelm, this happened without his permission. When he heard the news at his retreat in Belgium, he knew everything was lost. Fearing for his life as his home-country might hand him over to the allies to be tried, Wilhelm fled to the neutral Netherlands to live out the rest of his days there.

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* Subverted with Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany. In the final stages of WorldWarI, UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, the German government were fearing revolution could break out, as the German people might be inspired by the Russian revolution against the tsar. Therefore, they made the announcement the Kaiser abdicated the throne, in favor of a new German republic. Unfortunately for Wilhelm, this happened without his permission. When he heard the news at his retreat in Belgium, he knew everything was lost. Fearing for his life as his home-country might hand him over to the allies to be tried, Wilhelm fled to the neutral Netherlands to live out the rest of his days there.
30th May '16 2:04:24 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* In the ''Birthright'' route of ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' [[spoiler: after Xander's death Camilla was next in line for the throne. However, she chose to abdicate, leaving the throne to her younger brother Leo.]]

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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'':
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In the ''Birthright'' route of ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' route, [[spoiler: after Xander's death in the war, his half-sister Camilla was next in line for the throne. However, she chose choose to abdicate, leaving abdicate and leave the throne to her younger brother Leo.Leo; it's implied that she feels she [[TheWrongfulHeirToTheThrone isn't cut to be the Queen]], whereas [[TeenGenius Leo]] ''[[SorcererKing is]]''.]]
** Also happens in [[spoiler: the ''[[GoldenPath Revelations]]'' path, since The Avatar's best friend Azura has the greater claim to the Vallite throne than the Avatar him/herself, being the true princess rather than the child of a usurper. She decides to pass the Kingdom over to them, though, unless the Male Avatar marries her; in that case, he gains the throne by marriage [[RulingCouple and they rule together]].
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* This happened repeatedly in Japanese history. Reigning emperors would rule for a few years, get tired of the endless rituals they were required to perform, and retire in favor of a son to live in luxury and actually wield ''more'' power than the current Emperor. Sometimes there would be three or four such retired Emperors around, [[GambitPileup all of them running their own schemes]].

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* This happened repeatedly in Japanese history. Reigning emperors would rule for a few years, get tired of the endless rituals they were required to perform, and retire in favor of a son to live in luxury and actually wield ''more'' power than [[PuppetKing the current Emperor. Emperor.]] Sometimes there would be three or four such retired Emperors around, [[GambitPileup all of them running their own schemes]].
22nd May '16 11:59:54 AM kazokuhouou
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* In the ''Birthright'' route of ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' [[spoiler: after Xander's death Camilla was next in line for the throne. However, she chose to abdicate, leaving the throne to her younger brother Leo.]]
6th May '16 6:50:45 AM SonofAkatosh
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** This is probably why Britain is just about the only country where any talk of abdication is considered a bad thing. Elizabeth II is currently pushing 90, far older that everyone below, and has no intentions whatsoever of abdicating.

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** This is probably why Britain is just about the only country where any talk of abdication is considered a bad thing. Elizabeth II is currently pushing 90, far older that than everyone below, and has no intentions whatsoever of abdicating.
5th May '16 8:38:18 PM SonofAkatosh
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** This is probably why Britain is just about the only country where any talk of abdication is considered a bad thing. Elizabeth II is currently pushing 90, far older that everyone below, and has no intentions whatsoever of abdicating.



* Subverted with Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany. In the final stages of WorldWarI, the German government were fearing revolution could break out, as the German people might be inspired by the Russian revolution against the tsar. Therefore, they made the announcement the Kaiser abdicated the throne, in favor of a new German republic. Unfortunately for Wilhelm, this happened without his permission. When he heard the news at his retreat in Belgium, he knew everything was lost. Fearing for his live as his home-country might hand him over to the allies to be tried, Wilhelm fled to the neutral Netherlands to live out the rest of his days there.

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* Subverted with Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany. In the final stages of WorldWarI, the German government were fearing revolution could break out, as the German people might be inspired by the Russian revolution against the tsar. Therefore, they made the announcement the Kaiser abdicated the throne, in favor of a new German republic. Unfortunately for Wilhelm, this happened without his permission. When he heard the news at his retreat in Belgium, he knew everything was lost. Fearing for his live life as his home-country might hand him over to the allies to be tried, Wilhelm fled to the neutral Netherlands to live out the rest of his days there.
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