History Main / AsskickingEqualsAuthority

5th Dec '16 8:27:44 AM Morgenthaler
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See their SuperTrope, BadassInCharge, for any kind of {{Badass}} in charge. And the other SuperTrope, SuperiorSuccessor, for why the new authority kicks the old one's ass. Compare HeroismEqualsJobQualification.

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See their SuperTrope, BadassInCharge, for any kind of {{Badass}} badass in charge. And the other SuperTrope, SuperiorSuccessor, for why the new authority kicks the old one's ass. Compare HeroismEqualsJobQualification.
30th Nov '16 1:42:28 AM MonsieurThenardier
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* Daniel Inouye was a Medal of Honor recipient who received said award for the insane badassery he pulled during the Italian Campaign of World War II (including slaughtering several German soldiers ''after having his arm blown off by a grenade''). After the war, he went to be elected to the US Senate, becoming both the longest-serving senator in history and the President pro tempore of the United States Senate. His reputation as a war hero obviously helped him here.
26th Nov '16 5:08:08 AM LadWatcher
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* Subverted with [[TheTeamNormal Jaune Arc]] in ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''. He's the weakest member of his team but also the most dangerous one thanks to his incredible tactical judgement. He can be easily taken down in a duel but give him a group of warriors to coordinate and they will destroy everything on their path.

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* Subverted with [[TheTeamNormal Jaune Arc]] in ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''. He's the weakest member of his team but also the most dangerous one thanks to his incredible tactical judgement. He can be easily taken down in a duel but give him a group of warriors to coordinate and they will destroy everything on their path. [[TheHeart He's also the one with the people skills to help a team stay solidly bonded and demonstrates that "glue that holds us all together" ability repeatedly.]]
26th Nov '16 3:15:04 AM LadWatcher
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* Subverted with [[TheTeamNormal Jaune Arc]] in ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''. He's the weakest member of his team but also the most dangerous one thanks to his incredible tactical judgement. He can be easily taken down in a duel but give him a group of warriors to coordinate and they will destroy everything on their path.
17th Nov '16 4:27:17 AM FlashSteps
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Not to be confused with AuthorityEqualsAsskicking, which often overlaps with this trope. The distinction depends on what type of story you're telling. A story about a contender rising through the hierarchy by kicking the asses of his rivals counts as Asskicking Equals Authority. A story about a hero confronting a villainous organisation whose members became ever tougher as he closes in on the leader counts as AuthorityEqualsAsskicking. In other words, if you're TheLeader because you're the toughest, then that is this trope; if you're the toughest because you're TheLeader than that the other trope.

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Not to be confused with AuthorityEqualsAsskicking, which often overlaps with this trope. The distinction depends on what type of story you're telling. A story about a contender rising through the hierarchy by kicking the asses of his rivals counts as Asskicking Equals Authority. A story about a hero confronting a villainous organisation whose members became ever tougher as he closes in on the leader counts as AuthorityEqualsAsskicking. In other words, if you're TheLeader because you're the toughest, then that is this trope; if you're the toughest because you're TheLeader than that is the other trope.
2nd Nov '16 9:40:50 PM intastiel
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* This is the reigning philosophy in ''Webcomic/KillSixBillionDemons'', thanks to the erstwhile home of the Gods being settled by the {{Multiverse}}'s preeminent wielders of EnlightenmentSuperpowers, falling to a centuries-long Universal War, and being divided among the final seven self-styled {{God Emperor}}s to survive.
--> '''Mathangi ten Meti, Murder the Gods and Topple Their Thrones''': Reach Heaven through violence, then, girl.
23rd Oct '16 6:10:42 AM Siempie
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* Garnet from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' is easily the strongest out of the Chrystal Gems, and the unofficial leader of the team. [[TheStoic She doesn't talk much]], but when she does, everyone listens. Her [[{{Seer}} future vision]] often guides the Gems around/away from danger. All of the Gems make suggestions about what to do, but most of the time it's Garnet who makes the final decision.
-->'''Amethyst:''' Yeah, Garnet's the boss.
-->'''Pearl:''' Well, we're all a team. Garnet just has heightened perception that guides us towards our mission objective.
-->'''Amethyst:''' Yeah, ''she's the boss.''
16th Oct '16 6:36:55 PM Amberlu
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** However, the [[ActualPacifists RainWing]] tribe doesn't do this; instead, they compete for the throne in non-violent sport.

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** However, the [[ActualPacifists [[ActualPacifist RainWing]] tribe doesn't do this; instead, they compete for the throne in non-violent sport.
16th Oct '16 6:34:17 PM Amberlu
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* Invoked in ''Literature/WingsOfFire''. The only way for a princess to become queen is to challenge and kill the current ruler in combat. They only get one try, since it's a fight to the death. Daughters, sisters, and nieces of the queen can do this.
** However, the [[ActualPacifists RainWing]] tribe doesn't do this; instead, they compete for the throne in non-violent sport.
4th Oct '16 1:01:39 AM kazokuhouou
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* In at least one universe of the ''WebComic/DragonBallMultiverse'', this is how the Saiyan monarchy is determined: whoever kicks the most ass becomes king. Bardock takes advantage of that: when the Saiyans refused to believe him about Frieza planning to destroy them all, he challenged King Vegeta for the throne and won, giving him the authority to order the Saiyans to attack.
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