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12th Jun '16 10:56:38 AM Kakai
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* In ''Film/WarCraft2016'', pretty much everyone in position of authority is a {{badass}}. Lothar has probably the highest kill-count in the film, his brother-in-law king Llane leads the army and kicks serious amounts of orc ass, and warchief Durotan and SorcerousOverlord Gul'dan resolve their differences in a [[DuelToTheDeath mak'gora]].
7th May '16 11:33:16 AM k410ren
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* In ''Film/{{Commando}}'', Arius sees little action. But at the end of the movie, he ends up presenting a far more significant challenge to Matrix then his entire army was.

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* In ''Film/{{Commando}}'', Arius sees little action. But at the end of the movie, he ends up presenting a far more significant challenge to Matrix then than his entire army was.was, with the exception of [[DragonInChief Bennett]].
1st May '16 9:18:59 AM Godzillawolf
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** There's also Queen Tiamat, the ruler of the Dragons and what seems to be their patron Goddess. When the Dragons were considering quitting the Dragon-Hooviet War due to taking too many losses, Tiamat herself stepped in and {{Curbstomp|Battle}}ed the ''entire'' Hooviet army, leaving half the country burning ruin and willingly stopping just short of burning their capital to the ground. It should be noted that she did this [[MamaBear because she considers all Dragonkind her treasure]] and was supremely ticked off at what the Hooviets had done.

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** There's also Queen Tiamat, the ruler of the Dragons and what seems to be their patron Goddess. When the Dragons were considering quitting the Dragon-Hooviet War due to taking too many losses, Tiamat herself stepped in and {{Curbstomp|Battle}}ed the ''entire'' Hooviet army, leaving half the country burning ruin and willingly stopping just short of burning their capital to the ground. It should be noted that she did this [[MamaBear because she considers all Dragonkind her treasure]] and was supremely ticked off at what the Hooviets had done. Her husband, King Bahamut, is equal in power and authority.
26th Apr '16 3:02:52 PM EDP
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* Marcus Claudius Marcellus, [[RedBaron the Sword of Rome]], went from one Roman consul who fought a war to Rome's greatest of his era when, during a battle against the Insubres, he noticed an enemy with a fancy armour, killed him incredibly fast, and then, [[OhCrap when the Insubres started running as soon as they noticed what he had just done]], realized he had just killed the enemy commander in single combat. The man would go on fighting in the [[UsefulNotes/PunicWars Second Punic War]], in which he single-handedly reconquered the rebelling Sicily with a combination of taking the apparently unconquerable Syracure and an application of [[RapePillageAndBurn the usual Roman policy against rebels and traitorous allies]] [[EvenEvilHasStandards that even the Roman Senate found excessive]] and ''match Hannibal in their five battles'' before dying in an ambush.
26th Apr '16 8:06:55 AM SkyHavenPath13
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* ''Manga/FairyTail'': The Guild Masters and the Magic Council. Though not so much for certain council members.
** [[spoiler:Subverted by the Oración Seis. The leader, Brain, actually goes down pretty easy; the ''actual'' strongest member is Midnight.]] [[DoubleSubversion Or not]]. As of Chapter 156, [[spoiler:the strongest member appears to be Brain's SuperpoweredEvilSide.]]
13th Apr '16 9:41:16 PM Godzillawolf
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** There's Celestia and Luna, as always, who in this setting are {{Physical God}}desses with tremendous power. However, we find out they're only two out of a large group of Alicorns (though they're the only ones who rule ponies directly) and later meet ''their'' {{Big Good}}s, Their Parents, the Father of All Alicorns and Fauna Luster, who are described as being so powerful that they're not even capable of manifesting directly in the mortal plain (though they can use Avatars). Discord also turns out to be one of a group of Draconequi (though he's the only one who's actually evil and the strongest) who answer to their own [[TopGod Elders]], Havoc and Entropy, who are on the same level as the Alicorn Elders. Havoc himself entered a war between the two groups using an Avatar with only a faction of his power, that was ''still'' far stronger than [[RealityWarper Discord is]]!

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** There's Celestia and Luna, as always, who in this setting are {{Physical God}}desses with tremendous power. However, we find out they're only two out of a large group of Alicorns (though they're the only ones who rule ponies directly) and later meet ''their'' {{Big Good}}s, Their Parents, the Father of All Alicorns and Fauna Luster, who are described as being so powerful that they're not even capable of manifesting directly in the mortal plain (though they can use Avatars). Discord also turns out to be one of a group of Draconequi (though he's the only one who's actually evil and the strongest) who answer to their own [[TopGod Elders]], Havoc and Entropy, who are on the same level as the Alicorn Elders. Havoc himself entered a war between the two groups using an Avatar with only a faction of his power, that was ''still'' far stronger than [[RealityWarper Discord is]]! The one time we actually see them fight [[spoiler:they completely demolish four beings specifically intended to kill them.]]
7th Mar '16 10:58:54 AM erforce
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--> -- ''Webcomic/TerrorIsland''

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* In Polanski's adaptation of ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'' the eponymous character just destroys a bunch of mooks trying to kill him.

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* In Polanski's Creator/RomanPolanski's adaptation of ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'' the eponymous character just destroys a bunch of mooks trying to kill him.
1st Mar '16 7:35:02 PM Ohio9
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* Before becoming leader of the Zulu tribe, UsefulNotes/ShakaZulu had a distinguished career as a common soldier in King Dingiswayo's army. At a time when combat between African tribes consisted of fighting mostly by throwing spears at each other from a distance, Shaka preferred to fight his enemies up close with a custom-made spear he eventually named "Aniklwa" in reference to the sound it made when he plunged it into opposing soldiers. He eventually earned a promotion to a commander by defeating a famous warrior of the Butelezi tribe in a one-on-one duel and then leading the rest of the army to victory.

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* Before becoming leader of the Zulu tribe, UsefulNotes/ShakaZulu had a distinguished career as a common soldier in King Dingiswayo's army. At a time when combat between African tribes consisted of fighting mostly by throwing spears at each other from a distance, Shaka preferred to fight his enemies up close with a custom-made spear he eventually named "Aniklwa" in reference to the sound it made when he plunged it into opposing soldiers. soldiers. He eventually earned a promotion to a commander by defeating a famous warrior of the Butelezi tribe in a one-on-one duel and then leading the rest of the army to victory.
1st Mar '16 7:35:01 PM Ohio9
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* Before becoming leader of the Zulu tribe, UsefulNotes/ShakaZulu had a distinguished career as a common soldier in King Dingiswayo's army. At a time when combat between African tribes consisted of fighting mostly by throwing spears at each other from a distance, Shaka preferred to fight his enemies up close with a custom-made spear he eventually named "Aniklwa" in reference to the sound it made when he plunged it into opposing soldiers. He eventually earned a promotion to a commander by defeating a famous warrior of the Butelezi tribe in a one-on-one duel and then leading the rest of the army to victory.
29th Feb '16 11:45:59 PM Kurogane7
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The AlmightyJanitor is an [[InvertedTrope inversion]], who is far more powerful than his lowly rank would imply. The DeskJockey is a different [[InvertedTrope inversion]], who has been promoted out of the field into authority. Compare YouCanBarelyStand. See also LargeAndInCharge, IzchaksWrath, RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething, and FixedRelativeStrength. Sometimes a sister trope to RiskingTheKing.

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The AlmightyJanitor is an [[InvertedTrope inversion]], who is far more powerful than his lowly rank would imply. The DeskJockey is a different [[InvertedTrope inversion]], who has been promoted out of the field into authority. Compare YouCanBarelyStand. See also FourStarBadass, LargeAndInCharge, IzchaksWrath, RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething, and FixedRelativeStrength. Sometimes a sister trope to RiskingTheKing.
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