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16th Mar '17 6:27:33 PM DVB
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** By necessity, Baron Wulfenbach had to become this. With the world falling apart, and everyone and their army ready to tear it ''further'' apart, Klaus did the only thing he could do; take over the world and force people to stop fighting by basically saying "Do '''NOT''' make me come over there." [[TheExtremistWasRight And it worked]]. And he's miserable for it, because now he lives out his days playing the much-hated game of bureaucracy.

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** By necessity, Baron Klaus Wulfenbach had to become this. With By the world falling apart, time he returned from exile, he found Europa torn apart by the various mad scientists, his estate destroyed and everyone and rampaging EldritchAbominations, essentially undoing all the work his friends (the Heterodyne Boys) did. Lacking their charisma and the fate of Bill and Barry Heterodyne pretty much unknown, the Baron proceded to amass a greay army ready to tear it ''further'' apart, Klaus did the only thing he could do; take over the world Europa and force people to stop fighting by basically saying "Do '''NOT''' make me come over there." [[TheExtremistWasRight And it worked]]. And he's He brought peace and order back to the land, with the quality of life being second to only when the Heterodyne Boys were around. However, he is very miserable for it, because now as the realpolitik and managing of an empire has made him cynical and weary, not able to enjoy his passions in science and having to be forced into greater measures when worse things happen (even having to coerce Gil, his own son, at one point, something he lives really didn't want to do.)
*** The necessity is proven during the timeskip. Klaus' latest drastic measure ends up locking him and the rest of Mechanicsberg in time-stop state, putting him
out of the picture. Two years later, ''40'' of the ''52'' royal families of Europa are dead, warlords are trying to take the Empire and Gil having to use all the forces to retake his days playing empire while dealing with the much-hated game aftermath his dad put in. The people view Wulfenbach's rule as some sort of bureaucracy.''lost golden age'' and things have gotten so bad that the Knights of Jove (a massive conspiracy against the Baron) [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness align themselves to restore Gil to the throne to try and restore order.]]
14th Mar '17 8:55:45 AM Doug86
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* While most Administratum drones are of the ObstructiveBureaucrat variety (that oft-repeated quote about [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}} losing entire planets to rounding errors]]? Yeah, that's them), Literature/CiaphasCain ('''HERO OF THE IMPERIUM''') meets a refugee who qualifies during his trek through the deserts of Perlia. Not only does the guy survive months of desert warfare enduring countless ork attacks, he even plans out the column's rationing for food, fuel and water, without which they'd all have died in the desert.

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* While most Administratum drones are of the ObstructiveBureaucrat variety (that oft-repeated quote about [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}} [[TabletopGame/Warhammer40000 losing entire planets to rounding errors]]? Yeah, that's them), Literature/CiaphasCain ('''HERO OF THE IMPERIUM''') meets a refugee who qualifies during his trek through the deserts of Perlia. Not only does the guy survive months of desert warfare enduring countless ork attacks, he even plans out the column's rationing for food, fuel and water, without which they'd all have died in the desert.



* The Seneschal player class in the ''TabletopGames/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' RPG ''TabletopGames/RogueTrader'' is characterized in this way. A typical seneschal is a financier, quartermaster, and/or business manager to one of the eponymous [[NGOSuperpower Rogue Traders]] and is an expert in matters of commerce, intelligence -- oh, yes, [[BadassBookworm and personal combat]] as need be. Like all ''Rogue Trader'' characters, they are expected to hold down both shipboard posts ''and'' participate in highly dangerous adventures.

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* The Seneschal player class in the ''TabletopGames/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' RPG ''TabletopGames/RogueTrader'' is characterized in this way. A typical seneschal is a financier, quartermaster, and/or business manager to one of the eponymous [[NGOSuperpower Rogue Traders]] and is an expert in matters of commerce, intelligence -- oh, yes, [[BadassBookworm and personal combat]] as need be. Like all ''Rogue Trader'' characters, they are expected to hold down both shipboard posts ''and'' participate in highly dangerous adventures.
29th Dec '16 2:48:07 PM Xtifr
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* Anyone and everyone working for [[Literature/TheLaundrySeries Her Royal Majesty's Laundry Service]] who is not an ObstructiveBureaucrat or snivelling incompetent is revealed to have elements of this trope.

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* Anyone and everyone working for [[Literature/TheLaundrySeries [[Literature/TheLaundryFiles Her Royal Majesty's Laundry Service]] who is not an ObstructiveBureaucrat or snivelling incompetent is revealed to have elements of this trope.
22nd Dec '16 12:33:08 PM ironballs16
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* In Nazi Germany itself, we had [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georg_Konrad_Morgen#Life Georg Konrad Morgen]], who was horrified when (after intercepting contraband in the form of stolen gold fillings) he learned of the extent of the Holocaust, doing everything he could during and after WWII to nab other Nazis, typically on charges of corruption, up to and including Gestapo chief Maximilian Grabner.
22nd Dec '16 12:29:19 PM ironballs16
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* Keiji Watanabe in ''{{Film/Ikiru}}'' is an understated example, but best exemplified when his response to being punched in the stomach (while suffering from stomach cancer) is to simply go into the office to rabble-rouse some more.
21st Dec '16 12:47:37 PM gb00393
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** The Braavosi banker Tycho Nestoris is played by Creator/MarkGatiss of {{Sherlock}} fame for a reason.

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** The Braavosi banker Tycho Nestoris is played by Creator/MarkGatiss of {{Sherlock}} {{Series/Sherlock}} fame for a reason.
21st Dec '16 12:47:08 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Tyrion during his stints as acting Hand of the King and Master of Coin.
** For all his faults, and perhaps because of some of them, Tywin is a true genius with political intrigue and public administration.
** The Braavosi banker Tycho Nestoris is played by Creator/MarkGatiss of {{Sherlock}} fame for a reason.
5th Dec '16 9:21:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[Series/{{Sherlock}} Mycroft Holmes]] claims to have a minor position within the British government. It is heavily implied that Mycroft Holmes ''is'' the British government. He does, after all, control all the CCTV cameras in London. And is possibly the head of MI6.

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* [[Series/{{Sherlock}} ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'': Mycroft Holmes]] Holmes claims to have a minor position within the British government. It is heavily implied that Mycroft Holmes ''is'' the British government. He does, after all, control all the CCTV cameras in London. And is possibly the head of MI6.
5th Dec '16 9:21:14 AM Morgenthaler
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5th Dec '16 9:20:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* Bob "Mr. Incredible" Parr, from Creator/{{Pixar}}'s ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', was this during his brief stint as an insurance claims agent, much to the chagrin of his ObstructiveBureaucrat boss Mr. Huph.
* Roz from ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'', [[spoiler: also the CDA Administrator incognito.]]
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* Bob "Mr. Incredible" Parr, from Creator/{{Pixar}}'s ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', was this during his brief stint as an insurance claims agent, much to the chagrin of his ObstructiveBureaucrat boss Mr. Huph.
* Roz from ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'', [[spoiler: also the CDA Administrator incognito.]]
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