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10th Feb '16 3:26:52 AM StreamofConsciousness
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** Glynda Goodwich is the combat instructor at Beacon Academy, an elite school for training heroes. She is repeatedly shown to be an extremely powerful sorceress and [[MindOverMatter telekinetic]], capable of lethal WeatherManipulation, rebuilding ruined buildings after a monster invasion, and [[OffhandBackhand casually backhanding]] EliteMooks. She's also Ozpin's [[NumberTwo right hand woman]], both in terms of running Beacon and [[spoiler: as an insider to his BenevolentConspiracy.]]
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** Glynda Goodwich Goodwitch is the combat instructor at Beacon Academy, an elite school for training heroes. She is repeatedly shown to be an extremely powerful sorceress and [[MindOverMatter telekinetic]], capable of lethal WeatherManipulation, rebuilding ruined buildings after a monster invasion, and [[OffhandBackhand casually backhanding]] EliteMooks. She's also Ozpin's [[NumberTwo right hand woman]], both in terms of running Beacon and [[spoiler: as an insider to his BenevolentConspiracy.]]
6th Feb '16 10:18:34 PM StreamofConsciousness
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** Qrow Branwen is a teacher at Signal Academy, and personally taught Ruby - [[BadassFamily his niece]] - how to use her scythe. That alone speaks volumes. [[spoiler: He also [[BigDamnHeroes saved both Ruby and Yang]] from being killed when they were children.]] When he finally appears in person in Volume 3, he comes off as a disheveled, drunken lout. [[ObfuscatingStupidity It's an act]]; he quickly reveals that he's an extremely competent DrunkenMaster. He may be [[TheAlcoholic an alcoholic]], but he's fast enough to [[SuperReflexes casually dodge sword slashes]], and [[SuperStrength strong enough to shatter concrete]]. He makes a fool out of Winter, one of the elite Atlesian special operatives. Just the [[TheDreaded sight of him]] sends Mercury - established as calculating and skilled assassin - running to warn his boss. Qrow is also [[spoiler: part of Ozpin's BenevolentConspiracy, responsible for their field reconnaissance, and [[BigDamnHeroes saved the Fall Maiden]] from getting all of her power stolen by Cinder.]]
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** Qrow Branwen is a teacher at Signal Academy, and personally taught Ruby - [[BadassFamily his niece]] - how to use her scythe. That alone speaks volumes. [[spoiler: He also [[BigDamnHeroes saved both Ruby and Yang]] from being killed when they were children.]] When he finally appears in person in Volume 3, he comes off as a disheveled, drunken lout. [[ObfuscatingStupidity It's an act]]; he quickly reveals that he's an extremely competent DrunkenMaster. He may be [[TheAlcoholic an alcoholic]], but he's fast enough to [[SuperReflexes casually dodge sword slashes]], and [[SuperStrength strong enough to shatter concrete]]. He makes a fool out of Winter, one of the elite Atlesian special operatives. Just the [[TheDreaded sight of him]] sends Mercury - established as a calculating and skilled assassin - running to warn his boss. Qrow is also [[spoiler: part of Ozpin's BenevolentConspiracy, responsible for their field reconnaissance, and [[BigDamnHeroes saved the Fall Maiden]] from getting all of her power stolen by Cinder.]]

** Adam is in charge of the White Fang, [[YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters a civil rights group]] [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope that gradually turned]] [[WellIntentionedExtremist into a small but]] [[WesternTerrorists violent army]] under his leadership. In battle, he combines [[IaijutsuPractitioner Iaijutsu]] with a [[ShotgunsAreJustBetter shotgun]]. When he charges up in the Black trailer, he obliterates a gigantic SpiderTank, the cargo, and ''the forest in the background'' [[SingleStrokeBattle with a single slice]]. [[spoiler: He's also personally leading the assault on Beacon. [[CurbStompBattle He utterly dominates Blake and cripples Yang by amputating her arm with a single slice]]. He comes within moments of killing both.]] Doing this to two such established badasses speaks volumes about his power.
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** Adam is in charge of the White Fang, [[YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters a civil rights group]] [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope that gradually turned]] [[WellIntentionedExtremist into a small but]] [[WesternTerrorists violent army]] under his leadership. In battle, he combines [[IaijutsuPractitioner Iaijutsu]] with a [[ShotgunsAreJustBetter shotgun]]. When he charges up in the Black trailer, he obliterates a gigantic SpiderTank, the cargo, and ''the forest in the background'' [[SingleStrokeBattle with a single slice]]. [[spoiler: He's also personally leading the assault on Beacon. [[CurbStompBattle He utterly dominates Blake and cripples Yang by amputating her arm with a single slice]]. He comes within moments of killing both.]] Doing this to two such established badasses speaks Those acts speak volumes about his power.how powerful and dangerous he is.
6th Feb '16 10:14:21 PM StreamofConsciousness
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** James Ironwood is the headmaster of Atlas Academy and the general of the powerful Atlesian military. He commands respect and discipline, most notably when he stops Winter from attacking Qrow by just yelling her name. He's also part of [[spoiler: Ozpin's BenevolentConspiracy, which says a lot.]] His forces specializes in robotic engineering, and it's heavily implied - but still not explicitly shown - that [[ArtificialLimbs his right arm is bionic]]. It's also implied that he's had plenty of experience on the battlefield. When he finally fights, he busts out a HandCannon [[spoiler: and [[SuperStrength physically throws]] an [[EliteMooks Alpha Beowolf]] [[CurbstompBattle around like a ragdoll]]. He also casually [[BoomHeadshot headshots]] another while making a speech to the students.]]
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** James Ironwood is the headmaster of Atlas Academy and the general of the powerful Atlesian military. He commands respect and discipline, most notably when he stops Winter from attacking Qrow by just yelling her name. He's also part of [[spoiler: Ozpin's BenevolentConspiracy, which says a lot.]] His forces specializes in robotic engineering, and it's heavily implied - but still not explicitly shown - eventually revealed that [[spoiler: [[ArtificialLimbs at least half of his right arm body is bionic]]. bionic]].]] It's also implied that he's had plenty of experience on the battlefield. When he finally fights, he busts out a HandCannon [[spoiler: and [[SuperStrength physically throws]] an [[EliteMooks Alpha Beowolf]] [[CurbstompBattle around like a ragdoll]]. He also casually [[BoomHeadshot headshots]] another while making a speech to the students.students, survives a plane crash, and personally kills several of his rogue robot soldiers.]]

** Adam is in charge of the White Fang, [[YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters a civil rights group]] [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope that gradually turned]] [[WellIntentionedExtremist into a small but]] [[WesternTerrorists violent army]] under his leadership. In battle, he combines [[IaijutsuPractitioner Iaijutsu]] with a [[ShotgunsAreJustBetter shotgun]]. When he charges up in the Black trailer, he obliterates a gigantic SpiderTank, the cargo, and ''the forest in the background'' [[SingleStrokeBattle with a single slice]]. [[spoiler: He's also personally leading the assault on Beacon.]]
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** Adam is in charge of the White Fang, [[YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters a civil rights group]] [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope that gradually turned]] [[WellIntentionedExtremist into a small but]] [[WesternTerrorists violent army]] under his leadership. In battle, he combines [[IaijutsuPractitioner Iaijutsu]] with a [[ShotgunsAreJustBetter shotgun]]. When he charges up in the Black trailer, he obliterates a gigantic SpiderTank, the cargo, and ''the forest in the background'' [[SingleStrokeBattle with a single slice]]. [[spoiler: He's also personally leading the assault on Beacon.]] [[CurbStompBattle He utterly dominates Blake and cripples Yang by amputating her arm with a single slice]]. He comes within moments of killing both.]] Doing this to two such established badasses speaks volumes about his power.
2nd Feb '16 4:18:32 AM StreamofConsciousness
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* It's a recurring theme in ''{{WebAnimation/RWBY}}''. It's a WorldOfBadass, so if a character in charge of something - good ''or'' evil - they're likely capable of something incredible. It's just a matter of time before they do it. Some examples:
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* It's a recurring theme in ''{{WebAnimation/RWBY}}''. It's a WorldOfBadass, so if a character in charge of something - good ''or'' evil - is in charge of something, they're likely capable of something incredible. It's just a matter of time before they do it. Some examples:
1st Feb '16 6:38:34 PM StreamofConsciousness
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* It's a recurring theme in ''{{WebAnimation/RWBY}}''. It's a WorldOfBadass, so if a character in charge of something - good ''or'' evil - they're likely capable of something incredible. It's just a matter of time before they do it. Some examples: ** Glynda Goodwich is the combat instructor at Beacon Academy, an elite school for training heroes. She is repeatedly shown to be an extremely powerful sorceress and [[MindOverMatter telekinetic]], capable of lethal WeatherManipulation, rebuilding ruined buildings after a monster invasion, and [[OffhandBackhand casually backhanding]] EliteMooks. She's also Ozpin's [[NumberTwo right hand woman]], both in terms of running Beacon and [[spoiler: as an insider to his BenevolentConspiracy.]] ** Professor Port teaches Grimm Studies at Beacon. [[TheBore His lectures seem boring]] because he tends to drone on about his past hunts. And that's the point that his students miss; he can teach about monsters ''because'' of all the experiences [[BloodKnight he had hunting Grimm for sport]]. He considers Grimm as ''prey''. When he finally fights, he demonstrates why his old battle axe/blunderbuss is ''not'' just for show. And despite his rather bland first impression, [[BigEgoHiddenDepths he's extremely perceptive about his students and what motivates them]]. ** Dr. Oobleck is Beacon's history teacher. He seems like a [[SuperSpeed hyperactive]], [[MustHaveCaffeine caffeine-addicted]] [[MotorMouth comic relief]] at first. The girls are shocked and disappointed when he's [[spoiler: put in charge of their reconnaissance mission.]] He doesn't seem like much of a fighter at first, preferring to do research and exploring in the field. However, he has a keen understanding about the importance of imparting knowledge and how it saves lives. In battle, his thermos doubles as a ''torch and flamethrower''. He's capable of [[CurbstompBattle curbstomping]] an [[spoiler: Atlesian Paladin]] single-handedly in mere seconds, another of which took all of Team RWBY and half an episode to accomplish previously. [[BackToBackBadasses He and Professor Port]] [[spoiler: also make a LastStand to let the students escape during the stadium invasion.]] ** James Ironwood is the headmaster of Atlas Academy and the general of the powerful Atlesian military. He commands respect and discipline, most notably when he stops Winter from attacking Qrow by just yelling her name. He's also part of [[spoiler: Ozpin's BenevolentConspiracy, which says a lot.]] His forces specializes in robotic engineering, and it's heavily implied - but still not explicitly shown - that [[ArtificialLimbs his right arm is bionic]]. It's also implied that he's had plenty of experience on the battlefield. When he finally fights, he busts out a HandCannon [[spoiler: and [[SuperStrength physically throws]] an [[EliteMooks Alpha Beowolf]] [[CurbstompBattle around like a ragdoll]]. He also casually [[BoomHeadshot headshots]] another while making a speech to the students.]] ** Qrow Branwen is a teacher at Signal Academy, and personally taught Ruby - [[BadassFamily his niece]] - how to use her scythe. That alone speaks volumes. [[spoiler: He also [[BigDamnHeroes saved both Ruby and Yang]] from being killed when they were children.]] When he finally appears in person in Volume 3, he comes off as a disheveled, drunken lout. [[ObfuscatingStupidity It's an act]]; he quickly reveals that he's an extremely competent DrunkenMaster. He may be [[TheAlcoholic an alcoholic]], but he's fast enough to [[SuperReflexes casually dodge sword slashes]], and [[SuperStrength strong enough to shatter concrete]]. He makes a fool out of Winter, one of the elite Atlesian special operatives. Just the [[TheDreaded sight of him]] sends Mercury - established as calculating and skilled assassin - running to warn his boss. Qrow is also [[spoiler: part of Ozpin's BenevolentConspiracy, responsible for their field reconnaissance, and [[BigDamnHeroes saved the Fall Maiden]] from getting all of her power stolen by Cinder.]] ** Cinder has proven to be an extremely dangerous BigBad. The first glimpse we get of her is attacking the heroes with [[PlayingWithFire powerful fire magic]]. That's only ''one'' of her abilities. [[spoiler: [[PowerParasite She stole half the magical power from the Fall Maiden]], one of the most powerful people in existence, and is working to steal the rest of it.]] She's highly skilled in [[BareHandedBladeBlock hand-to-hand combat]], [[LightningBruiser swordsmanship]], and [[MageMarksman archery]]. She's also proven to be [[XanatosSpeedChess incredibly intelligent and manipulative]] throughout the series. She masterminded the [[spoiler: invasion of Vale]] in a long, drawn-out plan that involved stealing all of the [[AppliedPhlebotinum Dust]] in the kingdom, intimidating the [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized White Fang]] into working for her, [[spoiler: [[TheCracker hacking the international communications array, the tournament database, and the Atlesian military system]], framing Yang for breaking Mercury's leg in front of a worldwide audience, [[DoNotAdjustYourSet manipulating Pyrrha into accidentally killing Penny in front of the same audience]], the destruction of Beacon via Grimm and other forces, and [[FalseFlagOperation now seems to be engineering an all-out war]] between the kingdoms.]] All of this to attain the power she seeks. ** Adam is in charge of the White Fang, [[YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters a civil rights group]] [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope that gradually turned]] [[WellIntentionedExtremist into a small but]] [[WesternTerrorists violent army]] under his leadership. In battle, he combines [[IaijutsuPractitioner Iaijutsu]] with a [[ShotgunsAreJustBetter shotgun]]. When he charges up in the Black trailer, he obliterates a gigantic SpiderTank, the cargo, and ''the forest in the background'' [[SingleStrokeBattle with a single slice]]. [[spoiler: He's also personally leading the assault on Beacon.]]
16th Jan '16 7:36:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* The board-game ''{{Stratego}}'' exemplifies this, as applied to an army: When two pieces meet, the highest-ranking piece wins. The Field-Marshal is basically unstoppable, unless he runs into [[TheMole The Spy]]... or steps on a [[DeathTrap mine]], of course. The Field-Marshal can only be killed 3 ways: Attacking another Field-Marshal (draw, both die), ''DEFENDING'' against a spy (Spy wins - it's the only time that the spy can attack someone and NOT die), or encountering a mine (obvious). Suffice it to say, if the Field-Marshal attacks a piece, the piece it attacks WILL be removed guaranteed.
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* The board-game ''{{Stratego}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Stratego}}'' exemplifies this, as applied to an army: When two pieces meet, the highest-ranking piece wins. The Field-Marshal is basically unstoppable, unless he runs into [[TheMole The Spy]]... or steps on a [[DeathTrap mine]], of course. The Field-Marshal can only be killed 3 ways: Attacking another Field-Marshal (draw, both die), ''DEFENDING'' against a spy (Spy wins - it's the only time that the spy can attack someone and NOT die), or encountering a mine (obvious). Suffice it to say, if the Field-Marshal attacks a piece, the piece it attacks WILL be removed guaranteed.

* In Yaquinto's ''{{Beachhead}}'', a single Japanese commander has four times the firepower of a 10-man squad.
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* In Yaquinto's ''{{Beachhead}}'', ''TabletopGame/{{Beachhead}}'', a single Japanese commander has four times the firepower of a 10-man squad.
12th Jan '16 9:00:50 PM Gamermaster
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* ''Webcomic/LsEmpire'' has a literal example, where the king or queen of Kayoss is granted the ability of StrongAsTheyNeedToBe.
1st Jan '16 8:24:55 PM jormis29
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** [[BigBad General-Admiral Makarov]], the Supreme Marshal of the Imperial Armed Forces for the Hooviets and second in command of the Hooviet Empire (officially, in actually his superiors are pretty much {{Puppet King}}s to him). He's also a SuperSoldier with tremendous magical power and nearly [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown beat Shining to death during their first fight]]. [[spoiler:Justified, as he's actually [[HumanoidAbomination Equineoid Abomination]] the Hooviets accidentally let loose from [[SealedEvilInACan Pandora's Box]].]]
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** [[BigBad General-Admiral Makarov]], the Supreme Marshal of the Imperial Armed Forces for the Hooviets and second in command of the Hooviet Empire (officially, in actually his superiors are pretty much {{Puppet King}}s to him). He's also a SuperSoldier with tremendous magical power and nearly [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown beat Shining to death during their first fight]]. [[spoiler:Justified, as he's actually [[HumanoidAbomination Equineoid Abomination]] the Hooviets accidentally let loose from [[SealedEvilInACan Pandora's Box]].PandorasBox.]]
30th Dec '15 3:12:55 PM Anddrix
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* In a similar vein, SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor always keeps himself in excellent physical condition, and can at least competently spar with heroes without super-strength. These days, anyway. When first introduced, and right through the Golden and Silver Ages up until he came up with his first purple-and-green combat outfit, Luthor was overweight. Similarly, in his initial post-Crisis appearances, Lex was suffering the ravages of an over-lavish lifestyle. In both cases, after having his backside repeatedly kicked (literally and figuratively) by Franchise/{{Superman}}, he wised up and shaped up. It helped that he got a young, cloned body after his first one got cancer from Kryptonite exposure, which he saw as a second chance to stay in shape.
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* In a similar vein, SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor ComicBook/LexLuthor always keeps himself in excellent physical condition, and can at least competently spar with heroes without super-strength. These days, anyway. When first introduced, and right through the Golden and Silver Ages up until he came up with his first purple-and-green combat outfit, Luthor was overweight. Similarly, in his initial post-Crisis appearances, Lex was suffering the ravages of an over-lavish lifestyle. In both cases, after having his backside repeatedly kicked (literally and figuratively) by Franchise/{{Superman}}, he wised up and shaped up. It helped that he got a young, cloned body after his first one got cancer from Kryptonite exposure, which he saw as a second chance to stay in shape.
29th Dec '15 9:41:02 AM Anddrix
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* In superhero comic books, a surprising number of superheroes and supervillains are also heads of state. SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom, the ComicBook/BlackPanther, [[ComicBook/TheInhumans Black Bolt]], [[ComicBook/SubMariner Namor]], Lilandra, ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}...
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* In superhero comic books, a surprising number of superheroes and supervillains are also heads of state. SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom, Doctor Doom, the ComicBook/BlackPanther, [[ComicBook/TheInhumans Black Bolt]], [[ComicBook/SubMariner Namor]], Lilandra, ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}...
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