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10th Feb '16 4:21:29 PM FighterJetCowboy
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* The Bureaucrat class from AnarchyOnline lives and breathes this tropes. They use a combination of bureaucratic red tape and propaganda to hold enemies in place or turn them neutral, making them invaluable for [[AnAdventurerIsYou crowd control]], while their robot bodyguard or charmed enemies handle the rest. . The [[BadassInANiceSuit nice suits]] and GunsAkimbo they frequently sport are just gravy on one of the most DifficultButAwesome classes in the game.
25th Jan '16 7:20:00 PM R1ck
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* Staff officers in an army have throughout history had the job of working out all the little details that turn a general's grand plan into actuality, from ordering the right quantities of ammunition, rations, etc. to mapping out the paths that the soldiers will take to their deployment and jump-off points, how many carriages in how many trains are needed, organising transfer and care of the wounded and dead, and making sure that infantry (and cavalry in a bygone age), artillery, and (where applicable) tanks and aircraft all work together smoothly. Etcetera. They are the ultimate detail-obsessed pen pushers. ''They are also ''all'' trained professional soldiers.''
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* Staff officers in an army have throughout history had the job of working out all the little details that turn a general's grand plan into actuality, from ordering the right quantities of ammunition, rations, etc. to mapping out the paths that the soldiers will take to their deployment and jump-off points, how many carriages in how many trains are needed, organising transfer and care of the wounded and dead, and making sure that infantry (and cavalry in a bygone age), artillery, and (where applicable) tanks and aircraft all work together smoothly. Etcetera. They are the ultimate detail-obsessed pen pushers. ''They are also ''all'' all trained professional soldiers.''
25th Jan '16 7:19:39 PM R1ck
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* Staff officers in an army have throughout history had the job of working out all the little details that turn a general's grand plan into actuality, from ordering the right quantities of ammunition, rations, etc. to mapping out the paths that the soldiers will take to their deployment and jump-off points, how many carriages in how many trains are needed, organising transfer and care of the wounded and dead, and making sure that infantry (and cavalry in a bygone age), artillery, and (where applicable) tanks and aircraft all work together smoothly. Etcetera. They are the ultimate detail-obsessed pen pushers. '''They are also ''all'' trained professional soldiers.'''
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* Staff officers in an army have throughout history had the job of working out all the little details that turn a general's grand plan into actuality, from ordering the right quantities of ammunition, rations, etc. to mapping out the paths that the soldiers will take to their deployment and jump-off points, how many carriages in how many trains are needed, organising transfer and care of the wounded and dead, and making sure that infantry (and cavalry in a bygone age), artillery, and (where applicable) tanks and aircraft all work together smoothly. Etcetera. They are the ultimate detail-obsessed pen pushers. '''They ''They are also ''all'' trained professional soldiers.'''''
26th Dec '15 11:45:01 AM StFan
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* There are a number of stories of diplomats and consular officials who saved Jews from the Holocaust due to determined applications of bureaucracy. Chiune Sugihara, the Japanese consul in Kaunas, Lithuania, saved [[strike:dozens]] ''thousands'' by filling out visas that allowed Jews to evacuate to Japan. He was recalled in disgrace, but he continued to fill out visas as fast as he could until the very last minute, even flinging them out of the window at the crowd as the train pulled away. ** Similarly, RaoulWallenberg, a Swedish diplomat, saved numerous Jews by falsifying paperwork permitting them to enter Sweden, then bought up apartment buildings, filled them with Jewish families, declared them Swedish sovereign territory (much like an embassy or consulate in a foreign country) and pretty much dared the Nazis to stop him. They didn't.
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* There are a number of stories of diplomats and consular officials who saved Jews from the Holocaust due to determined applications of bureaucracy. bureaucracy. ** Chiune Sugihara, the Japanese consul in Kaunas, Lithuania, saved [[strike:dozens]] ''thousands'' by filling out visas that allowed Jews to evacuate to Japan. He was recalled in disgrace, but he continued to fill out visas as fast as he could until the very last minute, even flinging them out of the window at the crowd as the train pulled away. away. Sugihara was a ''vice''-consul, which means in the (highly stratified) Japanese diplomacy he did not have the authority to decide on visas. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiune_Sugihara#Lithuania He gave them out in direct violation of his orders from Tokyo]], during the time when powerful Japanese generals had to step carefully to avoid disgrace, execution or assassination. This is an even more {{Badass}} act. ** Similarly, RaoulWallenberg, UsefulNotes/RaoulWallenberg, a Swedish diplomat, saved numerous Jews by falsifying paperwork permitting them to enter Sweden, then bought up apartment buildings, filled them with Jewish families, declared them Swedish sovereign territory (much like an embassy or consulate in a foreign country) and pretty much dared the Nazis to stop him. They didn't.

** Sugihara was a ''vice''-consul, which means in the (highly stratified) Japanese diplomacy he did not have the authority to decide on visas. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiune_Sugihara#Lithuania He gave them out in direct violation of his orders from Tokyo]], during the time when powerful Japanese generals had to step carefully to avoid disgrace, execution or assassination. This is an even more {{Badass}} act.

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18th Dec '15 10:14:57 PM Andygal
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* ''FanFic/TheInfiniteLoops'' makes [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Mayor Mare]] into one of these when she convinces the Vogons not to destroy Equestria.
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* ''FanFic/TheInfiniteLoops'' makes [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Mayor Mare]] into one of these when she convinces the Vogons not to destroy Equestria.Equestria (with superior paperwork-fu).
17th Nov '15 2:08:22 AM HelloLamppost
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* In ''Literature/AlienInASmallTown,'' although Paul loathed his time shuffling papers in his alien race's endless bureaucracy, he became good enough at it that when the abused Warriors want to stage a demonstration, he's able to navigate the permits and legal red tape so deftly that the leaders have absolutely no legal way to stop the protest, as much as they want to.
17th Sep '15 9:43:56 AM babyhenchy1
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* Tywin Lannister from ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' and its HBO adaptation, ''Series/GameOfThrones''. While he is definitely an effective battlefield commander and tactician, his real strength is his almost unmatched skill as a politician and long-term [[TheStrategist strategist]]. [[TheDreaded He is feared throughout the entire country]] for [[TheUnfettered his ruthlessness and brutal efficiency]]. His audiences with people are almost universally one-sided, with him being able to completely break people's ability to negotiate with brutal speeches and out-maneuvering. While his [[TheCaligula psychopathic grandson]] is, on paper, the king and the most powerful person in the Seven Kingdoms, Tywin is the real power behind his rule and [[DragonInChief lets Joffrey know on several occasions who is really the one in charge]].
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* Tywin Lannister from ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' and its HBO adaptation, ''Series/GameOfThrones''. While he is definitely an effective battlefield commander and tactician, his real strength is his almost unmatched skill as a politician and long-term [[TheStrategist strategist]]. [[TheDreaded He is feared throughout the entire country]] for [[TheUnfettered his ruthlessness and brutal efficiency]]. His audiences with people are almost universally one-sided, with him being able to completely break people's ability to negotiate with [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech brutal speeches speeches]] and out-maneuvering.[[TheChessmaster out-maneuvering]]. While his [[TheCaligula psychopathic grandson]] is, on paper, the king and the most powerful person in the Seven Kingdoms, Tywin is the real power behind his rule and [[DragonInChief lets Joffrey know on several occasions who is really the one in charge]].
17th Sep '15 9:41:11 AM babyhenchy1
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* Tywin Lannister from ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' and its HBO adaptation, ''Series/GameOfThrones''. While he is definitely an effective battlefield commander and tactician, his real strength is his almost unmatched skill as a politician and long-term [[TheStrategist strategist]], and [[TheDreaded is feared throughout the entire country]] for [[TheUnfettered his ruthlessness and brutal efficiency]]. His audiences with people are almost universally one-sided, with him being able to completely break people's ability to negotiate with brutal speeches and out-maneuvering. While his [[TheCaligula psychopathic grandson]] is, on paper, the king and the most powerful person in the Seven Kingdoms, Tywin is the real power behind his rule and [[DragonInChief lets Joffrey know on several occasions who is really the one in charge]].
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* Tywin Lannister from ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' and its HBO adaptation, ''Series/GameOfThrones''. While he is definitely an effective battlefield commander and tactician, his real strength is his almost unmatched skill as a politician and long-term [[TheStrategist strategist]], and strategist]]. [[TheDreaded He is feared throughout the entire country]] for [[TheUnfettered his ruthlessness and brutal efficiency]]. His audiences with people are almost universally one-sided, with him being able to completely break people's ability to negotiate with brutal speeches and out-maneuvering. While his [[TheCaligula psychopathic grandson]] is, on paper, the king and the most powerful person in the Seven Kingdoms, Tywin is the real power behind his rule and [[DragonInChief lets Joffrey know on several occasions who is really the one in charge]].
17th Sep '15 9:40:36 AM babyhenchy1
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* Tywin Lannister from ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' and its HBO adaptation, ''Series/GameOfThrones''. While he is definitely an effective battlefield commander and tactician, his real strength is his almost unmatched skill as a politician and long-term [[TheStrategist strategist]], and [[TheDreaded is feared throughout the entire country]] for [[TheUnfettered his ruthlessness and brutal efficiency]]. His audiences with people are almost universally one-sided, with him being able to completely break people's ability to negotiate with brutal speeches and out-maneuvering. While his [[TheCaligula psychopathic grandson]] is, on paper, the king and the most powerful person in the Seven Kingdoms, Tywin is the real power behind his rule and [[DragonInChief lets Joffrey know on several occasions who is really the one in charge]].

* Tywin Lannister from ''Series/GameOfThrones''.
12th Sep '15 6:51:26 PM nombretomado
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* Bunpei Shiratori, a local government bureaucrat from Inba, Japan, is an All-Star competitor on NinjaWarrior. A particularly memorable competition had him recovering from heat exhaustion to advance all the way to the third stage.
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* Bunpei Shiratori, a local government bureaucrat from Inba, Japan, is an All-Star competitor on NinjaWarrior.''Series/NinjaWarrior''. A particularly memorable competition had him recovering from heat exhaustion to advance all the way to the third stage.
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