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10th Nov '16 11:49:29 PM Morgenthaler
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** Ex-Admiral Breya Andreyasn functions as the United Nations of Sol's ambassador to the Fleetmind. Definitely BadAss, both for her accomplishments prior to appointment, and for some of the things she did AS ambassador.

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** Ex-Admiral Breya Andreyasn functions as the United Nations of Sol's ambassador to the Fleetmind. Definitely BadAss, badass, both for her accomplishments prior to appointment, and for some of the things she did AS ambassador.
16th Oct '16 9:42:33 AM nombretomado
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* Arguably, the "Mediator" Job Class of ''FinalFantasyTactics''--their attacks consist of TalkingTheMonsterToDeath, and they are the only class (besides Chemists and special character Mustadio) who can wield guns. Granted, guns aren't the strongest weapons, but they're easily the most versatile, allowing the wielder to shoot anywhere in a large area around themselves.

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* Arguably, the "Mediator" Job Class of ''FinalFantasyTactics''--their ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics''--their attacks consist of TalkingTheMonsterToDeath, and they are the only class (besides Chemists and special character Mustadio) who can wield guns. Granted, guns aren't the strongest weapons, but they're easily the most versatile, allowing the wielder to shoot anywhere in a large area around themselves.
5th Oct '16 11:09:17 AM nighttrainfm
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** Case in point: in ''Discworld/TheFifthElephant'', Vimes is given a diplomatic mission to {{Uberwald}}. He brings along Cheery Littlebottom (an [[RealWomenNeverWearDresses openly female dwarf]]) as well as Detritus (an [[FantasticRacism unlicensed troll]]) as his "cultural attache", then introduces himself to a bunch of fundamentalist dwarves as a blackboard monitor. For reference, this is like bringing a transvestite and Mossad agent to Tehran and lighting a cigar with a flaming Koran (in fairness to Vimes, he wasn't ''aware'' of the negative connotations of being a blackboard monitor, which in any case the fundamentalist dwarves of that book don't quite agree with). In the same book Vimes solves a crime that could have plunged the region into war and kills several werewolves with his bare hands.

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** Case in point: in ''Discworld/TheFifthElephant'', Vimes is given a diplomatic mission to {{Uberwald}}. He brings along Cheery Littlebottom (an [[RealWomenNeverWearDresses openly female dwarf]]) as well as Detritus (an [[FantasticRacism unlicensed troll]]) as his "cultural attache", then introduces himself to a bunch of fundamentalist dwarves as a blackboard monitor. attache". For reference, this is like bringing a transvestite and Mossad agent to Tehran and lighting a cigar with a flaming Koran (in fairness to Vimes, he wasn't ''aware'' of the negative connotations of being a blackboard monitor, which in any case the fundamentalist dwarves of that book don't quite agree with).Tehran. In the same book Vimes solves a crime that could have plunged the region into war and kills several werewolves with his bare hands.
6th Sep '16 7:26:51 PM WillKeaton
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* After helping to neutralize the Parliment Hill shooter, Sargeant-At-Arms and former RCMP Chief Superintendent Kevin Vickers was appointed the Canadian Ambassador to Canada in January 2015. In May 2016, he was at a ceremony honoring British soldiers killed in the Easter Rising when they were interrupted by a protestor. Vickers grabbed the protestor and dragged him away from the ceremony to hand him over to the police. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment While this proved controversial]] [[TheIrishQuestion for obvious]] [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/UsefulNotes/TheIrishRevolution historical reasons]], it should be noted that Vickers was a hair shy of 60 at the time, yet the protestor tried to get away when he saw the Ambassador bearing down on him.

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* After helping to neutralize the Parliment Hill shooter, Sargeant-At-Arms and former RCMP Chief Superintendent Kevin Vickers was appointed the Canadian Ambassador to Canada in January 2015. In May 2016, he was at a ceremony honoring British soldiers killed in the Easter Rising when they were interrupted by a protestor. Vickers grabbed the protestor and dragged him away from the ceremony to hand him over to the police. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment While this proved controversial]] [[TheIrishQuestion for obvious]] [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/UsefulNotes/TheIrishRevolution historical reasons]], reasons,]] it should be noted that Vickers was a hair shy of 60 at the time, yet the protestor tried to get away when he saw the Ambassador bearing down on him.
6th Sep '16 7:25:40 PM WillKeaton
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* In ''Webcomic/QuentynQuinnSpaceRanger'' Rangers have to be FirstContact ambassadors as well as explorers and frontier lawmen. Of course they are intentionally [[AssInAmbassador given no diplomatic training]] because the Empire has found that smooth-talkers had a tendency to get dissected in [[http://www.rhjunior.com/QQSR/00046.html such situations]].

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* In ''Webcomic/QuentynQuinnSpaceRanger'' Rangers have to be FirstContact ambassadors as well as explorers and frontier lawmen. Of course they are intentionally [[AssInAmbassador given no diplomatic training]] because the Empire has found that smooth-talkers had a tendency to get dissected in [[http://www.rhjunior.com/QQSR/00046.html such situations]].situations.]]
6th Sep '16 7:25:16 PM WillKeaton
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* ''Webcomic/ErrantStory'': Ambassador Ichiro of Tsuiraku, seen [[http://www.errantstory.com/2010-03-22/4688 here]], complete with [[LampshadeHanging commentary]] [[http://www.errantstory.com/2010-03-26/4690 here]].

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* ''Webcomic/ErrantStory'': Ambassador Ichiro of Tsuiraku, seen [[http://www.errantstory.com/2010-03-22/4688 here]], here,]] complete with [[LampshadeHanging commentary]] [[http://www.errantstory.com/2010-03-26/4690 here]].here.]]
6th Sep '16 7:23:04 PM WillKeaton
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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8MjQ5Z7ZNo According to Londo, being a badass is a requirement to become an ambassador for the Centauri Republic]]. Note that the guy on the knees at the end of the scene is a ProudWarriorRaceGuy...

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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8MjQ5Z7ZNo According to Londo, being a badass is a requirement to become an ambassador for the Centauri Republic]]. Republic.]] Note that the guy on the knees at the end of the scene is a ProudWarriorRaceGuy...
21st Aug '16 10:34:05 AM nombretomado
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* This essentially seems to be the function of the Imperial Overseers in ''{{Drowtales}}'', an [[LadyOfWar all female]] group of women who serve the Chelian Empress and visit clans on her behalf, as well as breaking out a can of whoopass when necessary.

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* This essentially seems to be the function of the Imperial Overseers in ''{{Drowtales}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'', an [[LadyOfWar all female]] group of women who serve the Chelian Empress and visit clans on her behalf, as well as breaking out a can of whoopass when necessary.
14th Aug '16 7:47:54 PM PaulA
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** Ghem-Colonel Benin is a contact of Miles' in Cetagandan Security, and he twice helps stop an interstellar crisis. At the end of ''Literature/{{ACivilCampaign'' he represents Cetaganda on Barrayar at the wedding of TheEmperor.

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** Ghem-Colonel Benin is a contact of Miles' in Cetagandan Security, and he twice helps stop an interstellar crisis. At the end of ''Literature/{{ACivilCampaign'' ''Literature/ACivilCampaign'' he represents Cetaganda on Barrayar at the wedding of TheEmperor.
14th Aug '16 7:47:23 PM PaulA
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* [[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Miles Vorkosigan]] in several of the stories in the series, including ''Cetaganda'', and ''Diplomatic Immunity''.
** Ivan in a downplayed version in ''Cetaganda'', ''Brothers in Arms'', and the end of ''Captain Vorpatril's Alliance.'' At the end of the latter he is considering changing careers and going into diplomacy full time.
** Alys Vorpatril, though she seldom does much asskicking, is worthy of honorable mention for the sheer style with which she organizes diplomatic events at court, not to mention how she plays "baba" (matchmaker) for TheEmperor.
** Ghem-Colonel Benin is a contact of Miles' in Cetagandan Security, and he twice helps stop an interstellar crisis. At the end of ''A Civil Campaign'' he represents Cetaganda on Barrayar at the wedding of TheEmperor.
** In ''Memory'' Simon Illyan tells one old story of how negotiations were stalled until a foreign diplomat could be bribed. The bribe he wanted was not mundane sex, power, wealth, or revenge but an elephant, even though there was not a single elephant on Barrayar forcing them to scrounge it on a far away planet and transport it secretly. But if an elephant was what he wanted [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Imp Sec would get him an elephant]].
** Emperor Gregor himself played the Ambadassador in ''The Vor Game'', as did Aral.

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* [[Literature/VorkosiganSaga ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'':
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Miles Vorkosigan]] Vorkosigan in several of the stories in the series, including ''Cetaganda'', ''Literature/{{Cetaganda}}'' and ''Diplomatic Immunity''.
** Ivan in a downplayed version in ''Cetaganda'', ''Brothers in Arms'', and the end of ''Captain Vorpatril's Alliance.'' At the end of the latter he is considering changing careers and going into diplomacy full time.
** Alys Vorpatril, though she seldom does much asskicking, is worthy of honorable mention for the sheer style with which she organizes diplomatic events at court, not to mention how she plays "baba" (matchmaker) for TheEmperor.
''Literature/DiplomaticImmunity''.
** Ghem-Colonel Benin is a contact of Miles' in Cetagandan Security, and he twice helps stop an interstellar crisis. At the end of ''A Civil Campaign'' ''Literature/{{ACivilCampaign'' he represents Cetaganda on Barrayar at the wedding of TheEmperor.
** In ''Memory'' Simon Illyan tells one old story of how negotiations were stalled until a foreign diplomat could be bribed. The bribe he wanted was not mundane sex, power, wealth, or revenge but an elephant, even though there was not a single elephant on Barrayar forcing them to scrounge it on a far away planet and transport it secretly. But if an elephant was what he wanted [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Imp Sec would get him an elephant]].
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Emperor Gregor himself played the Ambadassador in ''The Vor Game'', ''Literature/TheVorGame'', as did Aral.
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