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3rd May '16 8:14:22 AM DannWoolf
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* Mayor Doteur in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' mostly just sits around saying "uhm...well" while the Captain of the Guard and the lead carpenter argue the issue of whether they should evacuate. Though he ''does'' resolve the issue if Link wears the Couple's Mask to the meeting- whichs consists of "Screw it, the world's ending, do what you want."

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* Mayor Doteur in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' mostly just sits around saying "uhm...well" while the Captain of the Guard and the lead carpenter argue the issue of whether they should evacuate. Though he ''does'' resolve the issue if Link wears the Couple's Mask to the meeting- whichs consists of by saying "Screw it, the world's ending, do what you want."
26th Apr '16 5:31:33 PM Bissek
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* Most monarchies have been slowly transitioning towards this over the centuries, with most of the official duties of the crown being ceremonial, and the remainder being things they technically only do when the elected government asks them to do it. For example, the Monarch of England is the only person with the authority to name a Prime Minister, and has the authority to name whoever he/she chooses, whenever he/she chooses, but in practice the Monarch always selects the leader of the party or coalition of parties that controls the House of Commons, and does so only when the party leadership or control of the House of Commons changes.
19th Apr '16 1:03:39 AM konekootome
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* As Emperor Lelouchís personal Royal Guard and knight, Suzaku in ''FanFic/MyMirrorSwordAndShield'' is second to the Emperor in authority. In practice Suzaku has no power whatsoever as everyone thatís not Lelouch, his sisters, Jeremiah and his future parents hate him for being Japanese and donít listen to him. Suzakuís not even sure that he gets paid

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* As Emperor Lelouchís personal Royal Guard and knight, Suzaku in ''FanFic/MyMirrorSwordAndShield'' is second to the Emperor in authority. In practice Suzaku has no power whatsoever as everyone thatís not Lelouch, his sisters, Jeremiah and his [[KidFromTheFuture future parents parents]] hate him for being Japanese and donít listen to him. Suzakuís not even sure that he gets paid
16th Apr '16 10:58:24 AM konekootome
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* As Emperor Lelouchís personal Royal Guard and knight, Suzaku in ''FanFic/MyMirrorSwordAndShield'' is second to the Emperor in authority. In practice Suzaku has no power whatsoever as everyone thatís not Lelouch, his sisters, Jeremiah and his future parents hate him for being Japanese and donít listen to him. Suzakuís not even sure that he gets paid
13th Apr '16 6:54:17 AM NapalmSushi
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* Axe, of ''VideoGame/{{Dota2}}'', crosses this with MayorOfAGhostTown when, after a particularly bloody campaign, he declares himself general of an army of which he is the only surviving member.

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* Axe, of ''VideoGame/{{Dota2}}'', ''VideoGame/Dota2'', crosses this with MayorOfAGhostTown when, after a particularly bloody campaign, he declares himself general of an army of which he is the only surviving member.
13th Apr '16 6:52:12 AM NapalmSushi
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* Axe, of ''VideoGame/{{Dota2}}'', crosses this with MayorOfAGhostTown when, after a particularly bloody campaign, he declares himself general of an army of which he is the only surviving member.
29th Mar '16 7:24:52 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Colonel Harland Sanders, founder of KFC; not a Colonel in any military sense, he was a Kentucky colonels, a title of honor given out by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, given by the governor and the secretary of state to individuals in recognition of noteworthy accomplishments and outstanding service to a community, state or the nation. Sanders was given the honor ''twice'' for his work in the food industry. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kentucky_colonel More info on it here.]]
23rd Mar '16 9:09:42 AM louisXVI
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' Principal Buttsavage is never seen and rarely mentioned. It's implied he is on vacation or something. All actual power over the school is held by Vice Principal Bone.
23rd Mar '16 9:07:26 AM louisXVI
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* Principal Victoria in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' often appears as something of a figurehead compared to Mr. Mackay, who seems to handle most of South Park elementary's rule-making and discipline. She almost never appears without him standing close by, in fact.
24th Feb '16 8:10:58 PM Odacon_Spy
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-->High Macha Of Rashpur: Good afternoon. I am the Grand Exalted High Macha of Raspur, a nonexistent but real-sounding country.
--> Phil Moscowitz: Uh-huh.
-->High Macha Of Rashpur: Yes. We're on a waiting list. As soon as there's an opening on the map, we're next.

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-->High -->'''High Macha Of Rashpur: Rashpur:''' Good afternoon. I am the Grand Exalted High Macha of Raspur, a nonexistent but real-sounding country.
--> Phil Moscowitz: Uh-huh.
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'''Phil Moscowitz:''' Uh-huh.\\
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Macha Of Rashpur: Rashpur:''' Yes. We're on a waiting list. As soon as there's an opening on the map, we're next.
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