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16th Sep '17 4:19:24 PM nombretomado
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* General UsefulNotes/AndrewJackson, who led American troops to victory at the Battle of New Orleans in the WarOf1812 and later became the 7th President of the United States, was a highly accomplished duelist who survived numerous pistol duels. His most famous duel was with Charles Dickenson in 1806. Dickenson got off the first shot, striking Jackson in the chest, just inches away from his heart, but Jackson was still able to fire his pistol and kill Dickenson. Against all odds, Jackson survived his own gunshot wound, though the bullet was too close to his heart to be removed and it would give him chronic pain for the rest of his life.

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* General UsefulNotes/AndrewJackson, who led American troops to victory at the Battle of New Orleans in the WarOf1812 UsefulNotes/WarOf1812 and later became the 7th President of the United States, was a highly accomplished duelist who survived numerous pistol duels. His most famous duel was with Charles Dickenson in 1806. Dickenson got off the first shot, striking Jackson in the chest, just inches away from his heart, but Jackson was still able to fire his pistol and kill Dickenson. Against all odds, Jackson survived his own gunshot wound, though the bullet was too close to his heart to be removed and it would give him chronic pain for the rest of his life.
6th Sep '17 6:21:45 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/PlanetOfTheApes2001'': General Thade is a FrontlineGeneral despite his advancing age. Earlier in the film he also murders two gorilla soldiers who tower over him by doing a backflip over them to kill them both from behind.
4th Sep '17 8:30:54 AM Peteman
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** ''Brutally Subverted'' with the eight Generals. Despite their ranks, not a single one of [[ArmchairMilitary them has ever seen any real combat before]]. And they all immediately cower in the presence of someone like [[TheDreaded Nick Fury]].

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** ''Brutally Subverted'' Subverted with the eight Generals. Despite their ranks, not a single one of [[ArmchairMilitary them has ever seen any real combat before]]. And they all immediately cower in the presence of someone like [[TheDreaded Nick Fury]].
21st Aug '17 9:31:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'': The Chief Judge is primarily a bureaucratic role since (s)he's supposed to both manage the Justic Department as a whole and lead the discussions of the Council of Five, so it depends on the person. When the situation calls for it, like a major crisis that threatens the survival of the city itself, Chief Judges will usually be out in the fray along with the rank and file Judges. Of course, they all tend to be veterans with decades of service.

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* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'': The Chief Judge is primarily a bureaucratic role since (s)he's supposed to both manage the Justic Justice Department as a whole and lead the discussions of the Council of Five, so it depends on the person. When the situation calls for it, like a major crisis that threatens the survival of the city itself, Chief Judges will usually be out in the fray along with the rank and file Judges. Of course, they all tend to be veterans with decades of service.
21st Aug '17 5:41:23 AM Demotivator
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** Rulers, the people that rule over an entire Floor by proxy (in place of the [[PhysicalGod Floor Guardians]]), can only be chosen if they are High Rankers. Put simply, [[OneManArmy these guys are monsters]].

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** Rulers, the people that rule ''rule over and govern an entire Floor by proxy (in Floor'' (by proxy)[[note]]They do so in place of the [[PhysicalGod Floor Guardians]]), Guardians]][[/note]], can only be chosen if they are High Rankers. Put simply, [[OneManArmy these guys are monsters]].monsters]].
** Evankhell, the Ruler of the Second Floor, achieved his position by killing the previous Ruler, playing this trope quite straight.
20th Aug '17 11:26:13 PM Demotivator
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* ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'': The Rankers are ranked solely on their performance while they climbed the Tower. Which is kind of a big deal. Rankers move on to become agents, bureaucrats and test administrators, positions of great authority. So yeah, being a test administrator equals major asskicking abilities.

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* ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'': The Rankers are ranked solely mainly on their performance while they climbed the Tower. Which is kind of a big deal. This goes extra for [[OneManArmy High Rankers]], the top 1% of all Rankers. With decently ranked Rankers move on to become becoming empire agents, bureaucrats and test administrators, administrators and other positions of great authority. So yeah, authority, it's no wonder that being a test administrator equals major asskicking abilities.abilities.
** Rulers, the people that rule over an entire Floor by proxy (in place of the [[PhysicalGod Floor Guardians]]), can only be chosen if they are High Rankers. Put simply, [[OneManArmy these guys are monsters]].
30th Jul '17 10:48:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/NaturalBornKillers'': The Warden of the prison (Tommy Lee Jones) that Mickey and Mallory are held at is no pencil pusher, personally breaking up a fight between two of the inmates without asking the guards for help. Lampshaded by Scagnetti who says that he should appear on ''American Gladiator''.
20th Jul '17 1:30:44 PM Wyldchyld
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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Huntsmen and other warriors that live long enough to become tutors or truly old are extremely dangerous people by virtue of having a survived a dangerous job with a very high death toll. This can cause its own problems as {{Discussed|Trope}} in-universe. There is a conflict between General Ironwood and the Beacon staff because Ironwood believes in closely associating authority with the amount of ass-kicking that authority is capable of. It's why he insists on bringing an army to Vale for the Vytal Tournament. By contrast, Ozpin, Qrow and Glynda fear such displays will backfire rather than be helpful. The lesson the Beacon teachers seem to teach their students is that authority requires leadership ability rather than combat skill, something that Ozpin makes a point of telling Ruby to make her take responsibility for her position as team leader; this is a lesson that Ruby then passes on to Jaune, for the same reason.

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Huntsmen and other warriors that live long enough to become tutors or truly old are extremely dangerous people by virtue of having a survived a dangerous job with a very high death toll. This can cause its own problems as {{Discussed|Trope}} in-universe. There is a conflict between General Ironwood and the Beacon staff because Ironwood believes in closely associating authority with the amount of ass-kicking that authority is capable of. It's why he insists on bringing an army to Vale for the Vytal Tournament. By contrast, Ozpin, Qrow and Glynda fear such displays will backfire rather than be helpful. The lesson the Beacon teachers seem to teach their students is that authority requires leadership ability rather than combat skill, something that Ozpin makes a point of telling Ruby to make her take responsibility for her position as team leader; this is a lesson that Ruby then passes on to Jaune, for the same reason.reason.
** During the Great War, the Vacuo campaign consisted of Mantle and Anima attempting to take control of Vacuo's resources, forcing the King of Vale to take to the front line to save Vale and Vacuo. The King of Vale, who until then had been only a reluctant participant in the war, entered battle with only a sword and his Royal sceptre. However, he single-handedly laid waste to battlefield and all four armies, raining down the wrath of nature itself. The Great War immediately ended because the leaders of Mantle, Anima, and even Vale's ally, Vacuo, were so terrified that they didn't simply surrender, they offered the King of Vale their crowns; instead of taking over the world, he used the opportunity to bring global peace. While Remnant historians debate the veracity of what the King of Vale was capable of, Vacuo still has not recovered eighty years on.
20th Jul '17 1:13:00 PM Wyldchyld
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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': There is a [[DiscussedTrope conflict]] between General Ironwood and the Beacon staff because Ironwood believes in closely associating authority with the amount of arsekicking that authority is capable of. It's why he insists on bringing an army to Vale for the Vytal Tournament. By contrast, Ozpin, Qrow and Glynda fear such displays will backfire rather than be helpful. The lesson the Beacon teachers seem to teach their students is that authority requires leadership ability rather than combat skill, something that Ozpin makes a point of telling Ruby to make her take responsibility for her position as team leader and a lesson she passes on to Jaune, for the same reason.

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Huntsmen and other warriors that live long enough to become tutors or truly old are extremely dangerous people by virtue of having a survived a dangerous job with a very high death toll. This can cause its own problems as {{Discussed|Trope}} in-universe. There is a [[DiscussedTrope conflict]] conflict between General Ironwood and the Beacon staff because Ironwood believes in closely associating authority with the amount of arsekicking ass-kicking that authority is capable of. It's why he insists on bringing an army to Vale for the Vytal Tournament. By contrast, Ozpin, Qrow and Glynda fear such displays will backfire rather than be helpful. The lesson the Beacon teachers seem to teach their students is that authority requires leadership ability rather than combat skill, something that Ozpin makes a point of telling Ruby to make her take responsibility for her position as team leader and leader; this is a lesson she that Ruby then passes on to Jaune, for the same reason.
1st Jul '17 10:31:00 AM erforce
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* Frank D'Amico in the climax of ''Film/KickAss'', as foreshadowed by earlier scenes of him practicing martial arts, although he also has a couple of factors tipping the balance in his favor, such as the fact that he's, you know, fighting a ten-year-old girl. Hit Girl previously mows down his Mooks by the dozen in a firefight, but she runs out of ammo by the time she faces D'Amico and is forced to resort to kung-fu fighting him, getting completely thrashed in the ensuing fight.

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Frank D'Amico in the climax of ''Film/KickAss'', as foreshadowed by earlier scenes of him practicing martial arts, although he also has a couple of factors tipping the balance in his favor, such as the fact that he's, you know, fighting a ten-year-old girl. Hit Girl previously mows down his Mooks by the dozen in a firefight, but she runs out of ammo by the time she faces D'Amico and is forced to resort to kung-fu fighting him, getting completely thrashed in the ensuing fight.fight.
** In ''Film/KickAss2'' it is inverted and playing straight. It is playing straight at the "superheros" of "Justice Forever" because their leaders, Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl, are by far the strongest fighters among them. Likewise was Colonel-Stars-and-Stripes, the former leader of the strongest fighters among them.
*** With the "supervillains" of "Toxic Mega Cunts" but it is inverted. Red-Mist is a weak fighter and buys other criminals to fight for him. Probably could defeat him almost any of his followers in combat.



* General Hawk from ''Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra''.

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* %%* General Hawk from ''Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra''.



* In ''JurassicWorld'' it is first inverted, because the "alpha male" of the pack of Velociraptors is a human. But later it plays straight, because the [[http://villains.wikia.com/wiki/Indominus_rex Indominus Rex]] the new alpha male is.
* In ''KickAss2'' it is inverted and playing straight. It is playing straight at the "superheros" of "Justice Forever" because their leaders, Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl, are by far the strongest fighters among them. Likewise was Colonel-Stars-and-Stripes, the former leader of the strongest fighters among them.
** With the "supervillains" of "Toxic Mega Cunts" but it is inverted. Red-Mist is a weak fighter and buys other criminals to fight for him. Probably could defeat him almost any of his followers in combat.

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* In ''JurassicWorld'' ''Film/JurassicWorld'' it is first inverted, because the "alpha male" of the pack of Velociraptors is a human. But later it plays straight, because the [[http://villains.wikia.com/wiki/Indominus_rex Indominus Rex]] the new alpha male is.
* In ''KickAss2'' it is inverted and playing straight. It is playing straight at the "superheros" of "Justice Forever" because their leaders, Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl, are by far the strongest fighters among them. Likewise was Colonel-Stars-and-Stripes, the former leader of the strongest fighters among them.
** With the "supervillains" of "Toxic Mega Cunts" but it is inverted. Red-Mist is a weak fighter and buys other criminals to fight for him. Probably could defeat him almost any of his followers in combat.
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