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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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* 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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22nd Jun '17 9:31:06 AM Philweasel
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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 placeplace.
* Inverted by TripleH. His success in the ring has gone down sharply the more highly ranked in the company he becomes.
9th Jun '17 1:17:53 AM ImaginaryMetroid
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* This is typically the case for social and pack animals, such as wolves and gorillas.

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* This is typically the case for social and pack animals, such as wolves and gorillas.gorillas, because of the [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority opposite trope.]]
29th May '17 10:48:09 AM Daedalis
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* Through most her appearance in ''ComicBook/{{Revival}}'' General Louise Cale is a menacing military administrator. For the finale she goes toe-to-toe against a ninja using her assault rifle as a melee weapon.
24th Apr '17 2:16:47 AM iroanxi
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* In ''Roleplay/ThereIsNoGATEWeDidNotFightThere'', Kytheus Rhavenfell's entire family tree, maternal and paternal, is this. This is especially true for his grandfathers, Kryton and Aslan, two of the most exceptional, and some might even argue the greatest warriors ever known to the Empire, while also being the respective Lords of their provinces.
20th Apr '17 1:45:45 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.
14th Apr '17 10:04:00 AM Gore17
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* ''Roleplay/DragonBallAfterTheEnd: {{Invoked}} amongst [[TheRemnant the Exiles]], where only a Clans Lord, Scion(heir) and Patriarch/Matriarch is allowed to possess the Super Saiyan transformation, and more critically, only they know how to reach its full potential.

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* ''Roleplay/DragonBallAfterTheEnd: {{Invoked}} amongst [[TheRemnant the Exiles]], Exiles, where only a Clans Lord, Scion(heir) and Patriarch/Matriarch is allowed to possess the Super Saiyan transformation, and more critically, only they know how to reach its full potential.
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