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22nd Nov '17 7:13:54 PM nombretomado
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* Adlai Stevenson, former governor of Illinois and two-time Democratic nominee for President (losing both times to UsefulNotes/DwightDEisenhower) was derided as an egghead and nerd due to his intellectual nature and wordy responses to debate questions. However, when he was named Ambassador to the United Nations by UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy, he suddenly found himself the administration's point man on the CubanMissileCrisis. He responded by aggressively denouncing the Soviet plans in Cuba, even going so far as to make the Soviet Ambassador a liar in front of the entire Security Council; when the Soviet Ambassador finally answered his questions and stated that there were no missiles in Cuba, Stevenson pulled out surveillance photos showing the missile sites. He also famously pressed the Soviet Ambassador to answer immediately rather than waiting for a translation to be provided, being well aware that Ambassador Zorin spoke English.

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* Adlai Stevenson, former governor of Illinois and two-time Democratic nominee for President (losing both times to UsefulNotes/DwightDEisenhower) was derided as an egghead and nerd due to his intellectual nature and wordy responses to debate questions. However, when he was named Ambassador to the United Nations by UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy, he suddenly found himself the administration's point man on the CubanMissileCrisis.UsefulNotes/CubanMissileCrisis. He responded by aggressively denouncing the Soviet plans in Cuba, even going so far as to make the Soviet Ambassador a liar in front of the entire Security Council; when the Soviet Ambassador finally answered his questions and stated that there were no missiles in Cuba, Stevenson pulled out surveillance photos showing the missile sites. He also famously pressed the Soviet Ambassador to answer immediately rather than waiting for a translation to be provided, being well aware that Ambassador Zorin spoke English.
20th Nov '17 12:06:13 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* After helping to neutralize the Parliament Hill shooter, Sergeant-At-Arms and former RCMP Chief Superintendent Kevin Vickers was appointed the Canadian Ambassador to Ireland 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 protester. Vickers grabbed the protester 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 protester tried to get away when he saw the Ambassador bearing down on him.

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* After helping to neutralize the Parliament Hill shooter, Sergeant-At-Arms and former RCMP Chief Superintendent Kevin Vickers was appointed the Canadian Ambassador to Ireland 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 protester. Vickers grabbed the protester 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 [[UsefulNotes/TheIrishRevolution historical reasons,]] it should be noted that Vickers was a hair shy of 60 at the time, yet the protester tried to get away when he saw the Ambassador bearing down on him.
9th Oct '17 11:25:18 PM iroanxi
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* ''Fanfic/ForumOfThrones'' has Maya Iresons. Despite being the ambassador of Runestone and the Vale of Arryn, she is not a skilled diplomat. Instead, she has been chosen to undergo the mission to Raylansfair because of her skills as a fighter and a thief.
9th Aug '17 8:31:15 PM Vandegraff1
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* S'taass in ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline'' is a soft-spoken and highly intelligent man who represents the Klingon Empire's interests in the Deep Space 9 area with great expertise. He's also a Gorn, which means he's an eight-foot-tall walking lizard fully capable of tearing Jem'Hadar to pieces with his teeth and claws, as he demonstrates when a Dominion fleet attacks Deep Space 9 in "Second Wave".

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* S'taass in ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline'' is a soft-spoken and highly intelligent man who represents the Klingon Empire's interests in the Deep Space 9 area with great expertise. He's also a Gorn, which means he's an eight-foot-tall walking bipedal lizard fully capable of tearing Jem'Hadar to pieces with his teeth and claws, as he demonstrates when a Dominion fleet attacks Deep Space 9 in "Second Wave".
29th May '17 5:52:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* The first Japanese diplomatic missions to Europe -- sent under the Tokugawa Shogunate -- were composed almost entirely of Nobles and Samurai. Likewise many of the first permanent ambassadors dispatched but the [[ImperialJapan post-Meiji-revolution Empire of Japan]] were (former) Nobles and Samurai, too. Since the end of the Sengoku period, both classes, although still carrying swords and with a strong martial bent, had been broken to bureaucratic tasks by the cautious shoguns, and the Meiji revolution would eliminate their few remaining prerogatives.

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* The first Japanese diplomatic missions to Europe -- sent under the Tokugawa Shogunate -- were composed almost entirely of Nobles and Samurai. Likewise many of the first permanent ambassadors dispatched but the [[ImperialJapan [[UsefulNotes/ImperialJapan post-Meiji-revolution Empire of Japan]] were (former) Nobles and Samurai, too. Since the end of the Sengoku period, both classes, although still carrying swords and with a strong martial bent, had been broken to bureaucratic tasks by the cautious shoguns, and the Meiji revolution would eliminate their few remaining prerogatives.
27th May '17 10:03:19 AM Prometheus117
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They may be a HiddenBadass or someone that MinoredInAsskicking. A GuileHero who outfoxes red tape is also possible. Contrast AssInAmbassador.

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They may be a HiddenBadass or someone that MinoredInAsskicking. A GuileHero who outfoxes red tape is also possible. Contrast AssInAmbassador.
May overlap with AssInAmbassador, if their ability enables them to think they can walk over the other party.
17th May '17 2:49:34 PM kegisak
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* Tu'i Taurau Tangaroa of ''Literature/Birthright2017'' is responsibile for negotiating a trade deal between his homeland and the country of Vikaasthan. He's also fast to respond when confronted with danger, and more than willing to fistfight a dragon.
23rd Apr '17 2:08:43 AM StClair
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** Secondly and more to the point, he was appallingly bad at his job. The paltry time he did spend as Ambassador to Britain shows a man who couldn't stand to leave his beloved Fuhrer and his offices back in Britain regularly sent telegrams demanding to know why he took so much leave from his post. It made any kind of day to day diplomacy or work impossible. On top of this, he believed that Edward the Eigth had the 'real' power in the United Kingdom and didn't seem to think much of Parliament or the British people.
** Third, is the sheer number of gaffes attributable to him in his capacity as ambassador:
** He almost knocked King George VI off his feet by giving him a Nazi salute without warning.
** He always ordered the best tailors in town for his suits, only to send them away after hours waiting for him, leading to said tailors spreading the word about how insufferable he was.
** He misread and/or misled Hitler as to the state of Anglo-German relations, and believed there was a shadowy underground group of upper-class Englishmen who made the real power moves of the empire. It is worth noting that the 'New Germany' ''was'' admired covertly by the British upper classes, but Ribbentrop took this to mean they were behind Germany and their plans wholeheartedly, which they were certainly not. He was more shocked than anyone, Hitler included, when Britain declared war in September 1939.
** His endless monologues about Hitler and his demeaning, confrontational style of negotiation in just about every meeting also made him very hard to like and alienated all his counterparts and colleagues to the point where even Hitler would later actively avoid him.

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** Secondly and more to the point, he was appallingly bad at his job. The paltry time he did spend as Ambassador to Britain shows a man who couldn't stand to leave his beloved Fuhrer Fuhrer, and his offices back in Britain regularly sent telegrams demanding to know why he took so much leave from his post. It made any kind of day to day diplomacy or work impossible. On top of this, he believed that Edward the Eigth Eighth had the 'real' power in the United Kingdom and didn't seem to think much of Parliament or the British people.
** Third, Third is the sheer number of gaffes attributable to him in his capacity as ambassador:
** *** He almost knocked King George VI off his feet by giving him a Nazi salute without warning.
** *** He always ordered the best tailors in town for his suits, only to send them away after hours waiting for him, leading to said tailors spreading the word about how insufferable he was.
** *** He misread and/or misled Hitler as to the state of Anglo-German relations, and believed there was a shadowy underground group of upper-class Englishmen who made the real power moves of the empire. It is worth noting that the 'New Germany' ''was'' admired covertly by the British upper classes, but Ribbentrop took this to mean they were behind Germany and their plans wholeheartedly, which they were certainly not. He was more shocked than anyone, Hitler included, when Britain declared war in September 1939.
** *** His endless monologues about Hitler and his demeaning, confrontational style of negotiation in just about every meeting also made him very hard to like and alienated all his counterparts and colleagues to the point where even Hitler would later actively avoid him.
19th Apr '17 9:35:02 AM Allronix
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** Extends explicitly into ''VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda'' where the Pathfinder's job is to see to the safety of their crews, establish colony sites, ''and'' be the diplomatic representative of the Milky Way settlers in any negotiations with any local sentient life. Too bad the [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Kett]] haven't a whit of interest in diplomacy.
31st Mar '17 12:10:46 PM eroock
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An '''Ambadassador''' is a character whose role is that of a diplomat or negotiator. But when the [[PeaceConference peace talks]] fail they advance their agenda with violence. They will have skills in AggressiveNegotiations and experience with BloodOnTheDebateFloor. Any enemy leader or officer who thinks he can ShootTheMessenger will soon learn why this is a bad idea. This is a diplomat who does not need a diplomat's traditional immunity.

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An '''Ambadassador''' Ambadassador is a character whose role is that of a diplomat or negotiator. But when the [[PeaceConference peace talks]] fail they advance their agenda with violence. They will have skills in AggressiveNegotiations and experience with BloodOnTheDebateFloor. Any enemy leader or officer who thinks he can ShootTheMessenger will soon learn why this is a bad idea. This is a diplomat who does not need a diplomat's traditional immunity.
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