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26th Mar '17 5:28:27 AM cherrychels
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* In''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'', Laura Roslin forces herself to be just about the only calm person in the room when she takes the oath to be President of the Twelve Colonies aboard a spaceliner -- all ''while'' said colonies are being nuked into oblivion.

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* In''Series/{{Battlestar In ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'', Laura Roslin forces herself to be just about the only calm person in the room when she takes the oath to be President of the Twelve Colonies aboard a spaceliner -- all ''while'' said colonies are being nuked into oblivion.
26th Mar '17 5:27:22 AM cherrychels
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* ''FanFic/ShadowAndRose'' has three of these - the crowning of Orzammar's new king, the crowning of Ferelden's king, and [[spoiler:the post-wedding crowning of Ferelden's queen-consort]].

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* ''FanFic/ShadowAndRose'' has three of these - -- the crowning of Orzammar's new king, the crowning of Ferelden's king, and [[spoiler:the post-wedding crowning of Ferelden's queen-consort]].



* At the end of ''Film/{{Stardust}}'', Tristan is the last surviving male heir, as the princes - his uncles - have all killed each other.

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* At the end of ''Film/{{Stardust}}'', Tristan is the last surviving male heir, as the princes - -- his uncles - -- have all killed each other.



* {{Subverted}} in ''Film/ChimesAtMidnight'', Creator/OrsonWelles's adaptation of ''Theatre/HenryIV''. Henry IV dies and Prince Hal picks the crown up, delivering a monologue as he begins to put it on his head - cue SmashCut to Falstaff engaged in revelling, about to hear the news that the king is dead and that his beloved Prince Hal is now King.

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* {{Subverted}} in ''Film/ChimesAtMidnight'', Creator/OrsonWelles's adaptation of ''Theatre/HenryIV''. Henry IV dies and Prince Hal picks the crown up, delivering a monologue as he begins to put it on his head - -- cue SmashCut to Falstaff engaged in revelling, about to hear the news that the king is dead and that his beloved Prince Hal is now King.



* At the end of Creator/CSLewis's ''[[Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe]]'', ''all four'' Pevensies are crowned Kings and Queens of Narnia. This is actually a plot point, as there was a prophecy saying that once the two sons of Adam and two daughters of Eve sit on the throne at Cair Paravel, the White Witch's endless winter will end.

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* At the end of Creator/CSLewis's ''[[Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe]]'', ''all four'' Pevensies are crowned Kings and Queens of Narnia. This is actually a central plot point, as there was is a prophecy saying that once the two sons of Adam (two human males) and two daughters of Eve (two human females) sit on the throne at Cair Paravel, the White Witch's endless winter will end.



** Played straight at the end of the same book when Robb Stark reclaims the ancient title of his house and is proclaimed the King in the North (aka The King Of Winter).
* In Ann Maxwell's ''Timeshadow Rider'', the Kiriy of Za'ahrain - the ruler of the planet - is the first person who, upon the death of the previous Kiriy, can survive wearing the Eyes of Za'ahrain, which are effectively a crown that is also a magical artifact used to keep the inherent violence of the people from surfacing in the present time. The Eyes are stolen upon the death of the Kiriy at the beginning of the book, and are pursued by the protagonists (who are the two most likely to survive attempting to wear them) throughout the book, although neither wants the job. Subverted in that when the Eyes are finally retrieved and the protagonists are facing up to seeing who will be the next Kiriy, their {{Mons}}, sensing that their human partners don't want the Eyes, promptly make the Eyes permanently disappear.

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** Played straight at the end of the same book when Robb Stark reclaims the ancient title of his house House and is proclaimed the King in the North (aka The King Of Winter).
* In Ann Maxwell's ''Timeshadow Rider'', the Kiriy of Za'ahrain - -- the ruler of the planet - -- is the first person who, upon the death of the previous Kiriy, can survive wearing the Eyes of Za'ahrain, which are effectively a crown that is also a magical artifact used to keep the inherent violence of the people from surfacing in the present time. The Eyes are stolen upon the death of the Kiriy at the beginning of the book, and are pursued by the protagonists (who are the two most likely to survive attempting to wear them) throughout the book, although neither wants the job. Subverted in that when the Eyes are finally retrieved and the protagonists are facing up to seeing who will be the next Kiriy, their {{Mons}}, sensing that their human partners don't want the Eyes, promptly make the Eyes permanently disappear.



** To go along with the previous example, this trope has been perhaps been [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] the best in ''Discworld/GuardsGuards''. The FakeUltimateHero that the wannabe ManBehindTheMan wanted crowned for 'defeating' of the dragon was eaten by said dragon during the coronation, and the citizens decide to crown the ''dragon'' as king since, well - they still had the crown, and 'still needed a king'. When the dragon was made to leave later in the book, they went back to the Patrician, mainly because the real heir refuses to acknowledge the fact that he is the heir. Not that it didn't stop further attempts at crowning in future books.
** Although it's rather clear that Creator/TerryPratchett LOVES to make fun of this trope, he plays it relatively straight in ''Discworld/{{Mort}}'', where the NotQuiteDead Princess Keli bullies her faithful wizard into organising a coronation for her, which (due to unfortunate circumstances involving an elderly priest, a warp in the space-time continuum and an elephant) he ends up having to conduct himself, placing the crown on her head and ceremoniously chanting ''Iplaybetterdominoesthanyoudo' - which seems to have the desired effect!

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** To go along with the previous example, this trope has been perhaps been [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] the best in ''Discworld/GuardsGuards''. The FakeUltimateHero that the wannabe ManBehindTheMan wanted crowned for 'defeating' of the dragon was eaten by said dragon during the coronation, and the citizens decide to crown the ''dragon'' as king since, well - -- they still had the crown, and 'still needed a king'. When the dragon was made to leave later in the book, they went back to the Patrician, mainly because the real heir refuses to acknowledge the fact that he is the heir. Not that it didn't stop further attempts at crowning in future books.
** Although it's rather clear that Creator/TerryPratchett LOVES to make fun of this trope, he plays it relatively straight in ''Discworld/{{Mort}}'', where the NotQuiteDead Princess Keli bullies her faithful wizard into organising a coronation for her, which (due to unfortunate circumstances involving an elderly priest, a warp in the space-time continuum and an elephant) he ends up having to conduct himself, placing the crown on her head and ceremoniously chanting ''Iplaybetterdominoesthanyoudo' - -- which seems to have the desired effect!



** Eomer becomes king of Rohan "offscreen." While less significant to the overall story, it's no less awesome.

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** Eomer becomes the king of Rohan "offscreen." While less significant to the overall story, it's no less awesome.



* The climax of the TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse novel ''The Silver Crown'', in which the crown is a legendary artifact that fries the heads of the unworthy and becomes Albrecht's last hope for mounting a credible challenge to Arkady, who'll become king otherwise (and who set up the death of Albrecht's grandfather, the last one). It finds Albrecht worthy, whereupon he's healed from recent injuries - including being ''skinned alive'' (thankfully, Samuel Haight was not involved) - and uses its powers of ordering-people-around to get rid of all the remaining enemies in the room - including Arkady, who he exiles. His formal coronation comes afterward.

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* The climax of the TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse novel ''The Silver Crown'', in which the crown is a legendary artifact that fries the heads of the unworthy and becomes Albrecht's last hope for mounting a credible challenge to Arkady, who'll become king otherwise (and who set up the death of Albrecht's grandfather, the last one). It finds Albrecht worthy, whereupon he's healed from recent injuries - -- including being ''skinned alive'' (thankfully, Samuel Haight was not involved) - -- and uses its powers of ordering-people-around to get rid of all the remaining enemies in the room - -- including Arkady, who he exiles. His formal coronation comes afterward.



* It doesn't happen on page, but it's stated at the end of ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'' that the Queens are largely retired by now, leaving running the country to the older Princesses. Once the older Princesses have had their first daughter they will outright retire and pass the titles on to their daughters - and said daughters have just married, and one of them is [[BabiesEverAfter already pregnant]].

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* It doesn't happen on page, but it's stated at the end of ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'' that the Queens are largely retired by now, leaving running the country to the older Princesses. Once the older Princesses have had their first daughter they will outright retire and pass the titles on to their daughters - -- and said daughters have just married, and one of them is [[BabiesEverAfter already pregnant]].



* ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' - Laura Roslin forces herself to be just about the only calm person in the room when she takes the oath to be President of the Twelve Colonies aboard a spaceliner--all ''while'' said colonies are being nuked into oblivion.

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* ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' - In''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'', Laura Roslin forces herself to be just about the only calm person in the room when she takes the oath to be President of the Twelve Colonies aboard a spaceliner--all spaceliner -- all ''while'' said colonies are being nuked into oblivion.



** Five seasons later, [[spoiler:after retaking Winterfell from [[TheStarscream House Bolton]]]], in spite of his [[spoiler:bastard status]], the Northern lords all proclaim [[spoiler:Jon Snow]] as the new King In the North.
** "The House of Black and White" has another when Jon literally becomes "Lord Snow".

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** Five seasons later, [[spoiler:after retaking Winterfell from [[TheStarscream House Bolton]]]], in spite of his [[spoiler:bastard [[spoiler:[[HeroicBastard bastard]] status]], the Northern lords all proclaim [[spoiler:Jon Snow]] as the new King In in the North.
** "The House of Black and White" has another when Jon literally becomes "Lord Snow".Snow" upon being elected Lord Commander.



* Arguably subverted in ''[[VideoGame/OgreBattle Tactics Ogre]]'', where you have to allow some pretty bad things to happen during the course of the game in order to get crowned king at the end - and then you get a bad ending!

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* Arguably subverted in ''[[VideoGame/OgreBattle Tactics Ogre]]'', where you have to allow some pretty bad things to happen during the course of the game in order to get crowned king at the end - -- and then you get a bad ending!
23rd Mar '17 1:54:52 PM Thorion
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* In a bit of {{backstory}} that's never directly portrayed in any of Robert E. Howard's stories, Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian, on his ''first day'' after arriving in the kingdom of Aquilonia as a drifting mercenary, beheaded the king in his throne room, took his crown, and declared himself king. The people ''rejoice'' at his ascension.

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* In a bit of {{backstory}} that's never directly portrayed in any of Robert E. Howard's stories, Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian, on his ''first day'' after arriving in Conan became a rebel leader against the kingdom tyrannical King of Aquilonia as a drifting mercenary, beheaded and eventually strangled the king in on the steps of his throne room, took his crown, and declared himself king. The people ''rejoice'' at his ascension.where he then became King of Aquilonia himself.
5th Mar '17 12:24:46 PM TheSinful
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** Players can be crowned in ''Warlords of Draenor''. After finishing the Spires of Arak questline and becoming exalted with the Arakkoa Outcasts, players are greeted by the spirit of Terokk who gives a speech thanking you for all you've done for his people before naming you their Talon King/Queen.
22nd Feb '17 12:10:18 PM astaroth911
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* In ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', the crowning of Queen Elsa is a major part of the first act. The Awesome Moment part is dampened, however, when it's clear she's absolutely terrified of accidentally revealing her powers to the crowd. Also notable is that Elsa will become the first 'official' Franchise/DisneyPrincess to ascend the throne and become a Queen during her film.

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* In ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', the crowning of Queen Elsa is a major part of the first act. The Awesome Moment part is dampened, however, when it's clear she's absolutely terrified of accidentally revealing her powers to the crowd. Also notable is that Elsa will become the first 'official' Franchise/DisneyPrincess Franchise/DisneyPrincess to ascend the throne and become a Queen during her film.
20th Feb '17 3:34:49 PM margdean56
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* This occurs slightly differently in ''Literature/TheBelgariad'' and ''Literature/TheElenium'' by Creator/DavidEddings- in each, the main character becomes royal (Garion of ''The Belgariad'' becomes King, Sparhawk in ''The Elenium'' is Prince-Consort) at the end of the penultimate book in the series (or possibly the beginning of the last one), before going off to kill an evil god using their magic rock.

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* This occurs slightly differently in ''Literature/TheBelgariad'' and ''Literature/TheElenium'' by Creator/DavidEddings- in Creator/DavidEddings--in each, the main character becomes royal (Garion of ''The Belgariad'' becomes King, Sparhawk in ''The Elenium'' is Prince-Consort) at the end of the penultimate book in the series (or possibly the beginning of the last one), before going off to kill an evil god using their magic rock.



** One rather savvy one occurs in ''Guardians of the West'', first book of ''[[Literature/TheBelgariad The Malloreon]]''. Savvy moment number one occurs when the dying Ran Borune, Emperor of Tolnedra and father of the aforementioned (by now) wife of Garion, adopts an heir: the loyal and highly-capable commander of the Imperial Legions, which means practically all the bickering and backstabbing that occurs with an heirless emperor's death is brought doubly to a halt, not only because of the named heir but also because the legions were ordered to cracked down on the practices. Savvy moment number two occurs after the emperor's death. Said general appears in the Temple of Nedra dressed not in robes but in his military armor (he later reveals this was both for image and for protection: some of the prospectives had legion training and could throw daggers)...then has himself crowned the next Ran Borune: declaring he fully intended to ''keep'' the crown. With a squad of legionnaires saluting their new emperor, any form of protest ceased forthwith.

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** One rather savvy one occurs in ''Guardians of the West'', first book of ''[[Literature/TheBelgariad The Malloreon]]''. Savvy moment number one occurs when the dying Ran Borune, Emperor of Tolnedra and father of the aforementioned (by now) wife of Garion, adopts an heir: the loyal and highly-capable commander of the Imperial Legions, which means practically all the bickering and backstabbing that occurs with an heirless emperor's death is brought doubly to a halt, not only because of the named heir but also because the legions were ordered to cracked crack down on the practices. Savvy moment number two occurs after the emperor's death. Said general appears in the Temple of Nedra dressed not in robes but in his military armor (he later reveals this was both for image and for protection: some of the prospectives had legion training and could throw daggers)...then has himself crowned the next Ran Borune: declaring he fully intended to ''keep'' the crown. With a squad of legionnaires saluting their new emperor, any form of protest ceased forthwith.



* ''Magician'', the first book of Raymond E. Feist's ''Literature/TheRiftwarCycle'', ends with an unusually tense one. Lyam and Arutha, both noble sons, find themselves with a FieldPromotion after the King, their own father and every other noble standing between them and the crown die in battle (actually that was it - the only other person between them was their uncle who died of a prolonged sickness before then). The complication comes when it is revealed that their father's chief ranger, Martin Longbow is their father's bastard son and, by virtue of his age and their father's deathbed acknowledgment, the rightful heir to the throne. This at a time when the country is already on the brink of civil war and half the nobles are looking for any excuse not to acknowledge the named heir (Lyam) for political reasons.

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* ''Magician'', the first book of Raymond E. Feist's ''Literature/TheRiftwarCycle'', ends with an unusually tense one. Lyam and Arutha, both noble sons, find themselves with a FieldPromotion after the King, their own father and every other noble standing between them and the crown die in battle (actually that was it - -- the only other person between them was their uncle who died of a prolonged sickness before then). The complication comes when it is revealed that their father's chief ranger, Martin Longbow Longbow, is their father's bastard son and, by virtue of his age and their father's deathbed acknowledgment, the rightful heir to the throne. This at a time when the country is already on the brink of civil war and half the nobles are looking for any excuse not to acknowledge the named heir (Lyam) for political reasons.



* At the end of Barry Hughart's ''Literature/BridgeOfBirds'', the Princess of Birds is restored to her rightful place when her crown - with the feathers of the Kings of Birds back in place - is placed on her head, thus allowing her to summon the birds to create the titular bridge that will return her to Heaven.

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* At the end of Barry Hughart's ''Literature/BridgeOfBirds'', the Princess of Birds is restored to her rightful place when her crown - -- with the feathers of the Kings of Birds back in place - -- is placed on her head, thus allowing her to summon the birds to create the titular bridge that will return her to Heaven.
25th Jan '17 10:10:24 PM ShorinBJ
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* ''Literature/AnElegyForTheStillLiving''After Francis wears the fisher king's crown, the world around him begins to transform, and pulse with vibrant life.

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* ''Literature/AnElegyForTheStillLiving''After ''Literature/AnElegyForTheStillLiving'' After Francis wears the fisher king's crown, the world around him begins to transform, and pulse with vibrant life.



* Deconstructed in ''Literature/TheNeverendingStory'', Bastian has gone insane with arrogance and decides to take Fantasia for himself, so he orders to be crowned as new Childlike Emperor. The book depicts the scene with strong music, but monotone. People were forced to dance and jump to it. Buildings were decorated with flags and banners with bright colors, but there was no wind to move them. And everywhere they could see portraits of Bastian's face. The depiction of the whole scene makes it sound pretty awkward.

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* Deconstructed in ''Literature/TheNeverendingStory'', Bastian has gone insane with arrogance and decides to take Fantasia for himself, so he orders decides to be crowned as new Childlike Emperor. The book depicts the scene with strong music, but monotone. People were forced to dance and jump to it. Buildings were decorated with flags and banners with bright colors, but there was no wind to move them. And everywhere they could see portraits of Bastian's face. The depiction of the whole scene makes it sound pretty awkward.
25th Jan '17 10:05:44 PM ShorinBJ
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* The four Pevensies siblings at the end of ''WesternAnimation/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe1979''.

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* The four Pevensies Pevensie siblings at the end of ''WesternAnimation/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe1979''.
21st Jan '17 1:08:25 PM jamespolk
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* After the Revolutionary War, UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington was offered the position of King. Averted, obviously.
** His heir was apparently going to be John Adams, which makes sense because Adams, unlike Washington, actually ''had children.''
*** Ironically, Washington became the first President, and was succeeded by Adams, whose eldest son John Quincy eventually became President.
** Realistically, an "aristocracy of merit" is the usual proposed model that the US would have followed had Washington accepted the idea and became "King George I of America", with each king hand-picking his own successor from among those most qualified as opposed to a simple patrilinear model of inheritance. The Nervan and Antonine Emperors of Rome followed a similar method (and are considered some of the greatest Emperors Rome ever had because of it), adopting their heirs by virtue of their political and military skill as opposed to simple blood relation. Though the Roman system only lasted for about 80 years, and was broken when Marcus Aurelius named his son Commodus his heir (as seen in heavily altered form in the movie ''Film/{{Gladiator}}''), it is traditionally considered to be the Golden Era of the Roman Empire.
* And before Washington there was Oliver Cromwell, leader of the Parliamentary forces in the English Civil War (or rather, head of the army from 1650 onwards, ''after'' the first and second civil wars and the execution). After executing Charles I and exiling Charles II, parliament decided in a fit of unintentional irony to offer the crown to Cromwell (actually it was 7 years later, long after he had removed that parliament and called a new one). In the end he was just made Lord Protector Of England (17th century speak for "president for life"), an absolute ruler with only slightly less authority than King Charles had held. More, actually, since unlike Charles there was nobody left to argue with him.
** He wished, its just they had no chance of actually resisting by force as unlike Charles he had a standing army (who were the ones who told him in no uncertain terms he better not accept the crown). Although Cromwell was never actually crowned, after he refused the 2 offers of the kingship when he had already been Lord Protector for 4 years, there was a lavish ceremony confirming his status after the new Constitution was agreed upon which included lots of royal imagery and he was called his highness. If the army hadn't been dead set against it, him taking the throne would probably have helped those behind the revolution stay in power as Cromwell would have enjoyed far wider support as King.
** When Richard Cromwell decided Lord Protectorship was hereditary, the army twigged that they had a King-by-any-other-name. Incidentally, this is why there's a Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, and Royal Marines, but ''not'' a Royal Army; the British Army is an organizational descendant of Cromwell's men, not tied to the crown directly.
*** Actually Oliver designated Richard his successor, and everyone knew this, because he was trying to have a ruler who could balance the army and the civilian politicians, something only he had been able to manage (and even then not without difficulty). Unfortunately Richard was not a soldier and thus lacked the necessary pull with them, meaning they did not so much get angry he was in charge but that he did not work with them well, and he could not control them. The army split down the middle, removed Richard, and brought about its own downfall as the unity under Oliver was the only thing that kept the wildly unpopular army powerful. Before someone thinks this is superfluous, it thus lead to the AwesomeMomentOfCrowning of Charles II

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* After the Revolutionary War, UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington was offered the position of King. Averted, obviously.
** His heir was apparently going to be John Adams, which makes sense because Adams, unlike Washington, actually ''had children.''
*** Ironically, Washington became the first President, and was succeeded by Adams, whose eldest son John Quincy eventually became President.
** Realistically, an "aristocracy of merit" is the usual proposed model that the US would have followed had Washington accepted the idea and became "King George I of America", with each king hand-picking his own successor from among those most qualified as opposed to a simple patrilinear model of inheritance. The Nervan and Antonine Emperors of Rome followed a similar method (and are considered some of the greatest Emperors Rome ever had because of it), adopting their heirs by virtue of their political and military skill as opposed to simple blood relation. Though the Roman system only lasted for about 80 years, and was broken when Marcus Aurelius named his son Commodus his heir (as seen in heavily altered form in the movie ''Film/{{Gladiator}}''), it is traditionally considered to be the Golden Era of the Roman Empire.
* And before Washington there was Oliver Cromwell, leader of the Parliamentary forces in the English Civil War (or rather, head of the army from 1650 onwards, ''after'' the first and second civil wars and the execution). After executing Charles I and exiling Charles II, parliament decided in a fit of unintentional irony to offer the crown to Cromwell (actually it was 7 years later, long after he had removed that parliament and called a new one). In the end he was just made Lord Protector Of England (17th century speak for "president for life"), an absolute ruler with only slightly less authority than King Charles had held. More, actually, since unlike Charles there was nobody left to argue with him.
** He wished, its just they had no chance of actually resisting by force as unlike Charles he had a standing army (who were the ones who told him in no uncertain terms he better not accept the crown). Although Cromwell was never actually crowned, after he refused the 2 offers of the kingship when he had already been Lord Protector for 4 years, there was a lavish ceremony confirming his status after the new Constitution was agreed upon which included lots of royal imagery and he was called his highness. If the army hadn't been dead set against it, him taking the throne would probably have helped those behind the revolution stay in power as Cromwell would have enjoyed far wider support as King.
** When Richard Cromwell decided Lord Protectorship was hereditary, the army twigged that they had a King-by-any-other-name. Incidentally, this is why there's a Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, and Royal Marines, but ''not'' a Royal Army; the British Army is an organizational descendant of Cromwell's men, not tied to the crown directly.
*** Actually Oliver designated Richard his successor, and everyone knew this, because he was trying to have a ruler who could balance the army and the civilian politicians, something only he had been able to manage (and even then not without difficulty). Unfortunately Richard was not a soldier and thus lacked the necessary pull with them, meaning they did not so much get angry he was in charge but that he did not work with them well, and he could not control them. The army split down the middle, removed Richard, and brought about its own downfall as the unity under Oliver was the only thing that kept the wildly unpopular army powerful. Before someone thinks this is superfluous, it thus lead to the AwesomeMomentOfCrowning of Charles II





* Averted on 18 January 1871 when King Wilhelm I of Prussia was proclaimed German emperor near the conclusion of the [[FrancoPrussianWar Franco-German War]]. After the military defeat of France resulted in the fall of the French Second Empire and its replacement by the Third Republic, it was almost as if the German princes decided that they needed to pick up on the "Emperor" slack. They proclaimed Wilhelm in the Palace of Versailles, just to let the French know that they had been owned pretty hard and as a TakeThat to King Louis XIV. However, the ceremony was a pretty low-key affair (and a lot less glamorous than the later painting by Anton von Werner) as the war was still going on and the palace in Versailles was still being used as a military hospital. There also was no formal imperial coronation afterwards, nor even an actual imperial crown. This was in part because the new German Empire eschewed any connection to the old UsefulNotes/HolyRomanEmpire, which had been dissolved in 1806 (the fact that the crown and other insignia of the rulers of the Holy Roman Empire were in the possession of the emperor of Austria in Vienna did not help). Also, considering that the mere title of the new emperor had been such a contentious issue (they eventually settled on "German Emperor", not "Emperor of Germany" or "Emperor of the Germans"), it seems likely that they decided that agreeing on and performing an actual coronation ceremony was not worth the trouble and expense.
** The royal house of Prussia was not one for big coronation ceremonies anyway - of the nine kings of Prussia, only the first - Frederick I (1701) - and the seventh - Wilhelm I (1860) - actually had one (they both crowned themselves).
* Anybody who wins a major election, a recent and great example being the historic inauguration of President UsefulNotes/BarackObama. In particular, UsefulNotes/DwightDEisenhower, who having led the Allied militaries to victory in the UsefulNotes/SecondWorldWar, who was courted by both major parties to run for them.



* In the early 17th Century, Okrika (a small town-state in the Niger River Delta in southern Nigeria) did not yet have a king. Historians believed this changed when the bigger town of Bonny threatened to invade (over the exclusive right of Bonny merchants to wear certain expensive fabrics, of all things). The Addo War Canoe House successfully led the campaign against Bonny, and the town officially offered the kingship as the House's/Company's exclusive property. The Chief of Addo accepted, allegedly sacrificing his daughter as part of the solemn, unbreakable and eternal oath to seal the deal.
* Averted in 1973, in the immediate aftermath of the Yom Kippur War, when Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir, Defense Minister Moshe Dayan, and Chief of the General Staff Gen. David "Dado" Elazar visited Israeli forces at the Sinai front. When they visited the 143rd Armored Division, they addressed the troops in the company of the Division's commander, Gen. Ariel "Arik" Sharon. When they all appeared, the men started spontaneously shouting "Arik, king of Israel!" Nevertheless an aversion, because Sharon did not actually become king; he was, however, eventually elected prime minister in February 2001. Still, one can only imagine what goes through the mind of the duly elected prime minister of a modern republic when she hears the citizen-soldiers of said republic proclaiming their general to be their king.
7th Jan '17 7:43:08 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* In the territorial era wrestlers would compete for the crown of South Texas. In 1971 Sylvester Stallone himself crowned of Sue Greene after she defeated Joyce Grable, though this was well before any of the ''Rocky'' movies so his celebrity wasn't significant part of the draw.

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* In the territorial era wrestlers would compete for the crown of South Texas. In 1971 Sylvester Stallone himself crowned of Sue Greene Green after she defeated Joyce Grable, though this was well before any of the ''Rocky'' movies so his celebrity wasn't significant part of the draw.
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