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8th Aug '17 6:26:11 PM Materioptikon
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* ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis'' has the NightmareFuel-laden scene where Dan Turpin, strapped to an operating table, finally gives up and allows the GodOfEvil possessing him full reign.



* After defeating [[FanFic/IcedFairysANewWorld the Lunarian assassin who killed the previous Great Tengu]], [[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Momiji]] is declared the new Great Tengu by right of conquest. [[spoiler:Moments later, Kanako, observing the Lunarian attack destroyed most of human civilization, including the royal line, declares Momiji, as sovereign of the mightiest country standing, the new Shogun of Japan.]]

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* After defeating [[FanFic/IcedFairysANewWorld the Lunarian assassin who killed the previous Great Tengu]], [[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Momiji]] is declared the new Great Tengu by right of conquest. [[spoiler:Moments later, Kanako, observing the Lunarian attack destroyed most of human civilization, including the royal line, declares Momiji, as sovereign ruler of the mightiest country standing, the new Shogun of Japan.]]
17th Jul '17 6:41:43 PM H.TorranceGriffin
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* As related in a flashback during ''[[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar Storm Warning]]'', the beginning of Solaris' episcopate can best be described as memorable. During a mid-winter solstice high holy day ritual at the main temple of Karse the prior Son of the Sun made a ritual invocation in the name of Vkandis Sunlord... and was answered. Among a number of other Signs And Portents (the [[BoltOfDivineRetribution summary incineration]] of the [[CorruptChurch incumbent]] being among the less unsubtle) a seated monumental statue of Vkandis[[note]](carved from a solid block of stone)[[/note]] got up, removed it's crown[[note]](part of the statue)[[/note]] shrunk it down, and set it on the head of the priestess[=/=]mage Vkandis wanted for the job. Most of Karse and the bulk of the Sunlord's priesthood took the hint.
19th Jun '17 12:13:05 PM themisterfree
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* [[http://www.serenesforest.net/fe6/script_C2.html Zealot's longer ending]] mentions that after the war, he manages to rebuild and unite the Knights' Union of Ilia and becomes the ''first'' King of his land.
* And ''The Sacred Stones,'' (for Ephraim, off-screen for Innes and L'arachel, and likely [[spoiler: Joshua]] too) and ''Path of Radiance,'' (for Elincia), and ''Radiant Dawn'' (for [[spoiler: ''Micaiah'']])... and... you know what? Let's just assume that Fire Emblem games end with an AwesomeMomentOfCrowning by default. [[spoiler: Except for VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening, since Chrom ''is'' already the Exalt of Ylisse by the time the game ends. The closest to a coronation would be his marriage, featured before the TimeSkip.]]

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* ** [[http://www.serenesforest.net/fe6/script_C2.html Zealot's longer ending]] mentions that after the war, he manages to rebuild and unite the Knights' Union of Ilia and becomes the ''first'' King of his land.
* ** And ''The Sacred Stones,'' (for Ephraim, off-screen for Innes and L'arachel, and likely [[spoiler: Joshua]] too) and ''Path of Radiance,'' (for Elincia), and ''Radiant Dawn'' (for [[spoiler: ''Micaiah'']])... and... you know what? Let's just assume that Fire Emblem ''Fire Emblem'' games end with an AwesomeMomentOfCrowning by default. [[spoiler: Except for VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', since Chrom ''is'' already the Exalt of Ylisse by the time the game ends. The closest to a coronation would be his marriage, featured before the TimeSkip.]]



* Subverted in the original VideoGame/DragonQuestI, wherein the BigBad offers the protagonist the chance to rule half the world. However, if the player takes this path, the would-be Awesome Moment of (Evil) Crowning becomes an irreversible NonstandardGameOver, in which not only is the protagonist killed but some have said that the entire save file is deleted.

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* Subverted in the original VideoGame/DragonQuestI, ''VideoGame/DragonQuestI'', wherein the BigBad offers the protagonist the chance to rule half the world. However, if the player takes this path, the would-be Awesome Moment of (Evil) Crowning becomes an irreversible NonstandardGameOver, in which not only is the protagonist killed killed, but some have said that the entire save file is deleted.



* The ''entire'' [[VideoGame/QuestForGloryV fifth game]] revolves around a competition for which the prize is an Awesome Moment of Crowning. At the end, you can become king, give up the throne to the next in line, and have Elsa be queen, [[MultipleEndings be king and marry her and have her as a queen, or give up the throne to her and marry her, becoming her king consort]]. One way or another, someone gets crowned ruler of Silmaria at the end of the game.

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* ** The ''entire'' [[VideoGame/QuestForGloryV fifth game]] revolves around a competition for which the prize is an Awesome Moment of Crowning. At the end, you can become king, give up the throne to the next in line, and have Elsa be queen, [[MultipleEndings be king and marry her and have her as a queen, or give up the throne to her and marry her, becoming her king consort]]. One way or another, someone gets crowned ruler of Silmaria at the end of the game.
11th Jun '17 8:51:42 PM nombretomado
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* [[YggdraUnion Yggdra]] gets [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nyg58xKAvk&feature=related one of these]], but stuff actually happens after it.

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* [[YggdraUnion [[VideoGame/YggdraUnion Yggdra]] gets [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nyg58xKAvk&feature=related one of these]], but stuff actually happens after it.
10th Jun '17 4:08:44 PM nombretomado
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* At the conclusion of ''WreckItRalph'', outcast Vanellope Von Schweetz finally crosses the finish line in her car, which resets the game and places her as she was intended--princess of Sugar Rush. She then subverts it, choosing her regular clothes and the (self-appointed) role as president.

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* At the conclusion of ''WreckItRalph'', ''Disney/WreckItRalph'', outcast Vanellope Von Schweetz finally crosses the finish line in her car, which resets the game and places her as she was intended--princess of Sugar Rush. She then subverts it, choosing her regular clothes and the (self-appointed) role as president.
1st Jun '17 8:20:41 PM OminousNominousNom
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** For that matter, even in the backstory of Ankh-Morpork, it's noted that the traditional crowning process involved the King making a speech to the effect of "We hath got the crown, i'faith, and we shall kill any whoreson that tries to take it, by the Lord Harry."
13th May '17 1:34:49 PM nombretomado
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** Fans have of course complained that Chewbacca was left out; in 1997, {{MTV}} corrected this oversight by awarding Chewie their Lifetime Achievement Award, with full fanfare and presented by Carrie Fisher.

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** Fans have of course complained that Chewbacca was left out; in 1997, {{MTV}} {{Creator/MTV}} corrected this oversight by awarding Chewie their Lifetime Achievement Award, with full fanfare and presented by Carrie Fisher.
10th May '17 2:17:12 PM LentilSandEater
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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!
** Namely, someone rushes your coronation and shoots you. Whoops.
** The original ''Ogre Battle'', though, plays this trope straight in some of its MultipleEndings. Depending on the conditions you meet, the Opinion Leader may end up becoming King/Queen of Zenobia. The best ending has him/her giving the throne to its rightful heirs, however.

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* Arguably subverted 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!
** Namely, someone rushes your coronation and shoots you. Whoops.
**
ending!
*
The original ''Ogre Battle'', though, plays this trope straight in some of its MultipleEndings. Depending on the conditions you meet, the Opinion Leader may end up becoming King/Queen of Zenobia. The best ending has him/her giving the throne to its rightful heirs, however.



* Subverted in ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} III: Frozen Throne'', where Arthas crowns himself as the Lich King.
** Not to mention the scene after his transformation to a Deathknight, where he simply stabs his father to take over the throne. Not that he has much interest in breathing servants...
** In the Dragonwrath questline and in VideoGame/ThrallTwilightOfTheAspects, Kalecgos becomes the new Aspect of Magic.
** No literal crowning, but by the end of ''VideoGame/StarCraft Brood War'' Kerrigan has established herself as undisputed over[[strike:lord]]mind of the Zerg.
--->'''Kerrigan''': [[Awesome/VideoGames You see, at this point... I'm pretty much the Queen Bitch of the Universe.]]
*** Then, there's Mengsk.
* The Dark Side ending to ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' has the main character being hailed as the ''true'' Dark Lord of the Sith to the cheers of Bastila and the Sith army.
** The Light Side ending isn't too bad, either, as you're hailed as a champion to forever be known as The Prodigal Knight.
*** Which is kinda hilarious, [[YouKeepUsingThatWord if you know what prodigal actually means]].

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* Subverted in ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} III: Frozen Throne'', where Arthas crowns himself as the Lich King.
** Not to mention
King. Then in the scene after his transformation to a Deathknight, where he simply stabs his father to take over the throne. Not that he has much interest in breathing servants...
**
servants.
*
In the Dragonwrath questline and in VideoGame/ThrallTwilightOfTheAspects, Kalecgos becomes the new Aspect of Magic.
** * No literal crowning, but by the end of ''VideoGame/StarCraft Brood War'' Kerrigan has established herself as undisputed over[[strike:lord]]mind of the Zerg.
--->'''Kerrigan''': -->'''Kerrigan''': [[Awesome/VideoGames You see, at this point... I'm pretty much the Queen Bitch of the Universe.]]
*** Then, there's Mengsk.
*
* ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'':
**
The Dark Side darkside ending to ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' has the main character being hailed as the ''true'' Dark Lord of the Sith to the cheers of Bastila and the Sith army.
** The Light Side ending isn't too bad, either, as you're hailed as a champion to forever be known as The Prodigal Knight.
***
Knight. Which is kinda hilarious, [[YouKeepUsingThatWord if you know what prodigal actually means]].



** A subtler one form FE 6, too: [[http://www.serenesforest.net/fe6/script_C2.html Zealot's longer ending]] mentions that after the war, he manages to rebuild and unite the Knights' Union of Ilia and becomes the ''first'' King of his land.
** And ''The Sacred Stones,'' (for Ephraim, off-screen for Innes and L'arachel, and likely [[spoiler: Joshua]] too) and ''Path of Radiance,'' (for Elincia), and ''Radiant Dawn'' (for [[spoiler: ''Micaiah'']])... and... you know what? Let's just assume that Fire Emblem games end with an AwesomeMomentOfCrowning by default.
*** [[spoiler: Except for VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening, since Chrom ''is'' already the Exalt of Ylisse by the time the game ends. The closest to a coronation would be his marriage, featured before the TimeSkip.]]

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** A subtler one form FE 6, too: * [[http://www.serenesforest.net/fe6/script_C2.html Zealot's longer ending]] mentions that after the war, he manages to rebuild and unite the Knights' Union of Ilia and becomes the ''first'' King of his land.
** * And ''The Sacred Stones,'' (for Ephraim, off-screen for Innes and L'arachel, and likely [[spoiler: Joshua]] too) and ''Path of Radiance,'' (for Elincia), and ''Radiant Dawn'' (for [[spoiler: ''Micaiah'']])... and... you know what? Let's just assume that Fire Emblem games end with an AwesomeMomentOfCrowning by default.
***
default. [[spoiler: Except for VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening, since Chrom ''is'' already the Exalt of Ylisse by the time the game ends. The closest to a coronation would be his marriage, featured before the TimeSkip.]]



** Arguably subverted in the original VideoGame/DragonQuestI as well, wherein the BigBad offers the protagonist the chance to rule half the world. However, if the player takes this path, the would-be Awesome Moment of (Evil) Crowning becomes an irreversible NonstandardGameOver, in which not only is the protagonist killed but some have said that the entire save file is deleted.
*** [[ButThouMust Wait, "optional"?]]
** Played straight in ''VideoGame/DragonQuestV'' when you are crowned into a king of Gotha... then it's subverted right away when you get drunk and drugged with a sleeping pill that night, and your wife is snatched away by monsters. [[WhamEpisode Ouch.]]

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** Arguably subverted * Subverted in the original VideoGame/DragonQuestI as well, VideoGame/DragonQuestI, wherein the BigBad offers the protagonist the chance to rule half the world. However, if the player takes this path, the would-be Awesome Moment of (Evil) Crowning becomes an irreversible NonstandardGameOver, in which not only is the protagonist killed but some have said that the entire save file is deleted.
*** [[ButThouMust Wait, "optional"?]]
**
* Played straight in ''VideoGame/DragonQuestV'' when you are crowned into a king of Gotha... then it's subverted right away when you get drunk and drugged with a sleeping pill that night, and your wife is snatched away by monsters. [[WhamEpisode Ouch.]]



** Subverted in ''Aveyond: The Lost Orb''. Edward is the Crown Prince of Thais and [[IJustWantToBeNormal not happy about it]], but his parents are retiring and he's forced to become king. His former party member and new wife Lydia would be an example, except she [[BrideAndSwitch tricked Edward into marrying her]] and manipulates the circumstances so that she gets crowned queen while he's distracted by the BigBad escaping during the ceremony and doesn't become king. The whole scene screams GodSaveUsFromTheQueen.

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** * Subverted in ''Aveyond: The Lost Orb''. Edward is the Crown Prince of Thais and [[IJustWantToBeNormal not happy about it]], but his parents are retiring and he's forced to become king. His former party member and new wife Lydia would be an example, except she [[BrideAndSwitch tricked Edward into marrying her]] and manipulates the circumstances so that she gets crowned queen while he's distracted by the BigBad escaping during the ceremony and doesn't become king. The whole scene screams GodSaveUsFromTheQueen.



* In the end of the first ''VideoGame/DestroyAllHumans'' Crypto becomes the President of the United States for a decade or so.
** And in the third game Orthopox, now with a monkey body has ascended to the Furon Throne, becoming Emperor Orthopox after Crypto kills Meningitis and The Master, who was planning to ascend the throne himself.

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* In the end of the first ''VideoGame/DestroyAllHumans'' Crypto becomes the President of the United States for a decade or so.
**
so. And in the third game Orthopox, now with a monkey body has ascended to the Furon Throne, becoming Emperor Orthopox after Crypto kills Meningitis and The Master, who was planning to ascend the throne himself.



** The ''entire'' [[VideoGame/QuestForGloryV fifth game]] revolves around a competition for which the prize is an Awesome Moment of Crowning. At the end, you can become king, give up the throne to the next in line, and have Elsa be queen, [[MultipleEndings be king and marry her and have her as a queen, or give up the throne to her and marry her, becoming her king consort]]. One way or another, someone gets crowned ruler of Silmaria at the end of the game.

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** * The ''entire'' [[VideoGame/QuestForGloryV fifth game]] revolves around a competition for which the prize is an Awesome Moment of Crowning. At the end, you can become king, give up the throne to the next in line, and have Elsa be queen, [[MultipleEndings be king and marry her and have her as a queen, or give up the throne to her and marry her, becoming her king consort]]. One way or another, someone gets crowned ruler of Silmaria at the end of the game.



* At the end of the central questline in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', if [[spoiler: you abstained from killing Paarthunax]], then you are treated to a scene where [[spoiler: dozens of dragons gather around the Throat of the World and starts howling and shouting in their language, effectively crowning Paarthunax as their new leader after you destroyed Alduin.]]
** The Player Character gets one of a sort in the course of the main quest: being formally anointed Dragonborn by the Greybeards. [[IHaveManyNames One of the two new titles bestowed]] by the Greybeards is "Strundu'ul", or translated from Draconic, "Storm crown"

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* At the end of the central questline in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', if [[spoiler: you abstained from killing Paarthunax]], then you are treated to a scene where [[spoiler: dozens of dragons gather around the Throat of the World and starts howling and shouting in their language, effectively crowning Paarthunax as their new leader after you destroyed Alduin.]]
**
]] The Player Character gets one of a sort in the course of the main quest: being formally anointed Dragonborn by the Greybeards. [[IHaveManyNames One of the two new titles bestowed]] by the Greybeards is "Strundu'ul", or translated from Draconic, "Storm crown"
10th May '17 2:11:50 PM LentilSandEater
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* The ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' GrandFinale has Azula's coronation as the new Fire Lord interrupted by Zuko and Katara's arrival. Later, Zuko gets one, where he assures the world that the war is finally over and that he will help the four nations recover.
** Aang gives him [[ThePowerOfFriendship a hug]] first.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
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The ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' GrandFinale has Azula's coronation as the new Fire Lord interrupted by Zuko and Katara's arrival. Later, Zuko gets one, where he assures the world that the war is finally over and that he will help the four nations recover.
**
recover. Aang gives him [[ThePowerOfFriendship a hug]] first.



** Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' with Prince Wu's coronation. At the beginning of the episode, he lays out a 'dynamite' six hour show involving rolling boulders filled with female earthbenders, who would sing the song of his royal lineage while banging the boulders like drums, followed by dancing badgermoles. Turns out that all the regalia was stolen, and the actual coronation lasts about eight seconds.

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** * Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' with Prince Wu's coronation. At the beginning of the episode, he lays out a 'dynamite' six hour show involving rolling boulders filled with female earthbenders, who would sing the song of his royal lineage while banging the boulders like drums, followed by dancing badgermoles. Turns out that all the regalia was stolen, and the actual coronation lasts about eight seconds.
10th May '17 2:10:07 PM LentilSandEater
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* Subverted (or possibly averted) in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0170.html this]] ''[[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick Order of the Stick]]'' strip. Durkon rightly becomes King of the Bandits, but gives it up.
** Also subverted as the characters chit-chat during [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0412.html Hinjo's crowning]].

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* Subverted (or possibly averted) The ''[[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick Order of the Stick]]'' crew aren't very good at participating in these.
** In
[[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0170.html this]] ''[[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick Order of the Stick]]'' strip. Durkon rightly becomes King of the Bandits, but gives it up.
up after briefly exploiting their riches.
** Also subverted as the characters chit-chat during [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0412.html Hinjo's crowning]].crowning]], causing them to pause the ceremony to get them to shut up.



* The "Ninja Emperor" arc of ''Webcomic/SamAndFuzzy'' has been screwing around with this A LOT. First Sam doesn't want to be crowned but he's being dragged into it by Blank and opposed by Black, then we meet Gertrude who really ought to be getting crowned and resents the crap out of Sam because he has a semi-legitimate claim and she doesn't, then we find out that Blank doesn't want Sam, he just wants ''somebody'' to validate the command structure while Black wants to tear it down, then oh just read it. I swear. Crazy.

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* ''Webcomic/SamAndFuzzy'':
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The "Ninja Emperor" arc of ''Webcomic/SamAndFuzzy'' has been screwing around with this A LOT. First Sam doesn't want to be crowned but he's being dragged into it by Blank and opposed by Black, then we meet Gertrude who really ought to be getting crowned and resents the crap out of Sam because he has a semi-legitimate claim and she doesn't, then we find out that Blank doesn't want Sam, he just wants ''somebody'' to validate the command structure while Black wants to tear it down, then oh just read it. I swear. Crazy.



* [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=003568 This]] Update of ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''

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* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'':
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[[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=003568 This]] Update of ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''update, where Jack steals his Queen's ring and gains a huge boost in power, taking on a monstrous form as he does so.
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