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25th Aug '16 10:31:09 PM Ohio9
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* The first president of the United Stated of America himself, George Washington deserves a special mention. When he died he was a 4-star general and over the time of his death, was awarded two more stars, making him a ''six-star general'', which is the highest ranking in the US Militia. To ensure his importance, every single member of the US Military is '''legally ''forbidden'' from outranking his six stars.''' However, you are allowed to reach six stars.
25th Aug '16 5:29:24 PM Doug86
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* Many of the kings and rulers in Myth/GreekMythology were themselves formidable warriors. One of the most famous examples is ''Literature/TheIliad'', where Idomeneus, Menelaus, Ajax, Diomedes, Agamemnon, Achilles, Patroclus, Odysseus, Philoctetes, Hector, in short almost all the major warriors are kings or princes of some sort.

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* Many of the kings and rulers in Myth/GreekMythology Myth/ClassicalMythology were themselves formidable warriors. One of the most famous examples is ''Literature/TheIliad'', where Idomeneus, Menelaus, Ajax, Diomedes, Agamemnon, Achilles, Patroclus, Odysseus, Philoctetes, Hector, in short almost all the major warriors are kings or princes of some sort.
17th Aug '16 10:08:23 PM QuanticCandy
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* The first president of the United Stated of America himself, George Washington deserves a special mention. When he died he was a 4-star general and over the time of his death, was awarded two more stars, making him a ''six-star general'', which is the highest ranking in the US Militia. To ensure his importance, every single member of the US Military is '''legally ''forbidden'' from outranking his six stars.''' However, you are allowed to reach six stars.
9th Aug '16 11:35:33 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* Played for comedy in ''Film/BlackDynamite'', where Black Dynamite's greatest physical test is his final martial arts showdown with ''Richard Nixon''.
5th Jul '16 1:51:03 AM StFan
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* Paul Boesch yelled at the Mongolian Stomper's manager, JJ Dillon, for wrestling competitive matches, insisting that should not be the role of a manager. Dave Meltzer has also criticized managers RD Evans and Prince Nana for going over board at ''Wrestling/{{R|ing Of Honor}}OH Final Battle 2012''. On the other hand, popular authority figures kicking ass often does go over well with crowds, such as whenever Carlos or Stacy Colon return to the ring to put upstart WWC wrestlers in their place.[

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* Paul Boesch yelled at the Mongolian Stomper's manager, JJ Dillon, for wrestling competitive matches, insisting that should not be the role of a manager. Dave Meltzer has also criticized managers RD Evans and Prince Nana for going over board at ''Wrestling/{{R|ing Of Honor}}OH Final Battle 2012''. On the other hand, popular authority figures kicking ass often does go over well with crowds, such as whenever Carlos or Stacy Colon return to the ring to put upstart WWC wrestlers in their place.[place



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* ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'': In "Operation: Tiger Bomb", exploring Flippy's backstory, the [[FourStarBadass Tiger General]] came to blows against [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Fliqpy]] and actually gave him the toughest fight in the entire series.
* It's a recurring theme in ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''. It's a WorldOfBadass, so if a character -- 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:
** Glynda 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.]]
** 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 eventually revealed that [[spoiler: [[ArtificialLimbs at least half of his body 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, survives a plane crash, and personally kills several of his rogue robot soldiers.]]
** 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. Since Ozpin is missing in action as of the Volume 3 finale, Qrow [[TakeUpMySword has taken Ozpin's cane]] and taken over as the BigGood in his stead. He's also revealed to be a shapeshifter and is keeping an eye on Ruby and her new team]].
** 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. [[spoiler: And when she eventually gains the rest of the Fall Maiden's powers, she personally kills Amber, Pyrrha, and possibly Ozpin, as well as destroying Beacon Tower and creating a communications blackout.]]
** 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.]] Those acts speak volumes about how powerful and dangerous he is.
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** Later played stright with his nephew, Hinjo, who is a ''very'' capable paladin [[spoiler:and becomes the leader of the Sapphire Guard and exiled Azurites after Shojo's death.]] And then Hinjo goes on to somewhat subvert it later in the story. While he's focused on trying to keep the survivors of the Azure City battle together, looking for a place to settle them, and dealing with treacherous aristocrats, some of his fellow paladins are fighting against villains and other hazards and continually getting stronger. Eventually Hinjo admits that he's fallen well behind them in level, and when a few paladins are needed for a task vital to saving the world, he opts to remain behind, leaving the job to his more powerful subordinates while he concentrates on keeping his people afloat. He still kicks ass, just not as much as some of the people below him.

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** Later played stright straight with his nephew, Hinjo, who is a ''very'' capable paladin [[spoiler:and becomes the leader of the Sapphire Guard and exiled Azurites after Shojo's death.]] And then Hinjo goes on to somewhat subvert it later in the story. While he's focused on trying to keep the survivors of the Azure City battle together, looking for a place to settle them, and dealing with treacherous aristocrats, some of his fellow paladins are fighting against villains and other hazards and continually getting stronger. Eventually Hinjo admits that he's fallen well behind them in level, and when a few paladins are needed for a task vital to saving the world, he opts to remain behind, leaving the job to his more powerful subordinates while he concentrates on keeping his people afloat. He still kicks ass, just not as much as some of the people below him.



* Xandus, the most powerful villain in the AvatarAdventures universe, doubles as the Prime Minister of Canada.

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* Xandus, the most powerful villain in the AvatarAdventures ''Roleplay/AvatarAdventures'' universe, doubles as the Prime Minister of Canada.



* In ''[[WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends Operation: Tiger Bomb]]'' exploring Flippy's backstory, the [[FourStarBadass Tiger General]] came to blows against [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Fliqpy]] and actually gave him the toughest fight in the entire series.
* It's a recurring theme in ''{{WebAnimation/RWBY}}''. It's a WorldOfBadass, so if a character - 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:
** Glynda 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.]]
** 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 eventually revealed that [[spoiler: [[ArtificialLimbs at least half of his body 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, survives a plane crash, and personally kills several of his rogue robot soldiers.]]
** 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. Since Ozpin is missing in action as of the Volume 3 finale, Qrow [[TakeUpMySword has taken Ozpin's cane]] and taken over as the BigGood in his stead. He's also revealed to be a shapeshifter and is keeping an eye on Ruby and her new team]].
** 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. [[spoiler: And when she eventually gains the rest of the Fall Maiden's powers, she personally kills Amber, Pyrrha, and possibly Ozpin, as well as destroying Beacon Tower and creating a communications blackout.]]
** 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.]] Those acts speak volumes about how powerful and dangerous he is.
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.]]
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