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9th Nov '17 12:00:56 AM WingedCat
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* Twilight Sparkle from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' adores lists and schedules, which is often mocked by the others. Still on many occasions her attention to detail has saved the day, and she has shown herself to be pretty competent in a governmental position. (she's also a traditional badass, for added flavor)

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* Twilight Sparkle from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' adores lists and schedules, which is often mocked by the others. Still those around her. (One RunningGag is her penchant for very long checklists. Another is her attempts to precisely schedule her day only for life to happen.) Still, on many occasions her attention to detail has saved the day, and she has shown herself to be pretty competent in a governmental position. (she's She's also a traditional badass, for added flavor)flavor, especially after her promotion to alicorn, placing her fourth in command over all Equestria.
** The [[ExpandedUniverse comics]] suggest that third in command Cadance has a streak of this too. And then there's the [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E10ARoyalProblem glimpse of Celestia's life]]. Celestia and Luna may share the top two spots in name, but of the four, Luna stands out by not having been depicted as this.
24th Oct '17 10:20:12 AM BeerBaron
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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series has Ocato of Firsthold, an [[OurElvesAreBetter Altmer]] who served as the [[TheGoodChancellor High Chancellor]] of the Elder Council and [[CourtMage Imperial Battlemage]] under Emperor Uriel Septim VII. His talents for running the government earned him those positions, and later, the title of [[RegentForLife Potentate]] of the Empire once there were no more Septim heirs. His other position as Imperial Battlemage, along with his actions during Mehrunes Dagon's attack on the Imperial City, show just how capable he was in combat. After being named Potentate, this made him a BadassInCharge, and he was such a threat that the [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Thalmor]] had him [[TheKingslayer assassinated]] to force the Septim Empire into [[VestigialEmpire vestigial]] status.
30th Sep '17 7:41:11 AM ManicOppressive
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** By Season 7, Sansa Stark proves herself by far the most capable of her siblings when it comes to ruling the North day to day, managing to hold the support of all of the fair-weather Northern lords even while Jon is away [[spoiler:so much so that pretty much everyone in the North starts to agree that they should've just made her queen. She refuses their offers.]]
11th Jul '17 1:41:35 PM gb00393
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** For all his faults, and perhaps because of some of them, Tywin is a true genius with political intrigue and public administration.

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** Tywin was previously Hand of the King to Aerys II. He becomes Hand of the King once again after King Robert dies. For all his faults, and perhaps because of some of them, Tywin he is a true genius with political intrigue and public administration.administration within his capacity as a statesman.
3rd Jul '17 7:39:24 PM zequeins
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* There's a reason Clan Ventrue is considered the Lords of the Camarilla in ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade''. They may not have Disciplines that directly aid in combat, but Presence and Dominate are ''perfect'' for currying favors and lobbying bills and policies in the grand scheme of things, while Fortitude will let them survive assassination attempts that would have eviscerated other vampires. You being an Elder won't matter if a Ventrue simply condemn your home and have it demolish in the daylight.
20th Jun '17 2:58:41 AM Piterpicher
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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.

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* The Bureaucrat class from AnarchyOnline ''VideoGame/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.
21st May '17 8:53:02 AM Discar
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** By necessity, Baron Klaus Wulfenbach had to become this. By the time he returned from exile, he found Europa torn apart by the various mad scientists, his estate destroyed 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 to take over Europa and force people to stop fighting by basically saying "Do '''NOT''' make me come over there." [[TheExtremistWasRight And it worked]]. 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 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 really didn't want to do.)

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** Baron Klaus Wulfenbach:
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By necessity, Baron Klaus Wulfenbach had to become this. By the time he returned from exile, he found Europa torn apart by the various mad scientists, his estate destroyed and rampaging EldritchAbominations, {{Eldritch Abomination}}s, 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 to take over Europa and force people to stop fighting by basically saying "Do '''NOT''' make me come over there." [[TheExtremistWasRight And it worked]]. 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 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 really didn't want to do.)



** Boris Dolokhov serves as the Baron's personal secretary and administrative second-in-command. He personally organised the forces of the empire in the face of continent-wide rebellions while the Baron is incapacitated, and when faced with the mutiny of the Jagers he beats the location of the generals out of their messenger so that he can discuss the matter with them.

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** *** Boris Dolokhov serves as the Baron's personal secretary and administrative second-in-command. He personally organised the forces of the empire in the face of continent-wide rebellions while the Baron is incapacitated, and when faced with the mutiny of the Jagers he beats the location of the generals out of their messenger so that he can discuss the matter with them.
20th May '17 10:47:15 PM Discar
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->''No one messes with the Ministry of Public Welfare!''
-->--'''Takashi Terada''', ''Anime/RoujinZ''

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->''No ->''"No one messes with the Ministry of Public Welfare!''
-->--'''Takashi
Welfare!"''
-->-- '''Takashi
Terada''', ''Anime/RoujinZ''
17th May '17 4:40:05 AM Aribter-Nelson
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We have the Arachnos Arbiters in ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes''. The Rogue Isles, are run in a state of organized anarchy by [[TheSocialDarwinist Arachnos]]. The organization keeps things running smoothly with their Arbiters. You need to go to them to take advantage of level-ups, they give you training while also taking note of your current threat-level. But one does not get to be a bureaucrat in the Rogue Isles without first having veteran military experience, as such all Arbiters will have a pencil in one hand, a note pad in the other... and an assault riffle strapped to their backs. Furthermore if you do not fill out form 32-B they have legal authority to open fire!

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* We have the Arachnos Arbiters in ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes''. The Rogue Isles, are run in a state of organized anarchy by [[TheSocialDarwinist Arachnos]]. The organization keeps things running smoothly with their Arbiters. You need to go to them to take advantage of level-ups, they give you training while also taking note of your current threat-level. But one does not get to be a bureaucrat in the Rogue Isles without first having veteran military experience, as such all Arbiters will have a pencil in one hand, a note pad in the other... and an assault riffle strapped to their backs. Furthermore if you do not fill out form 32-B they have legal authority to open fire!
17th May '17 4:39:22 AM Aribter-Nelson
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We have the Arachnos Arbiters in ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes''. The Rogue Isles, are run in a state of organized anarchy by [[TheSocialDarwinist Arachnos]]. The organization keeps things running smoothly with their Arbiters. But one does not get to be an bureaucrat in the Rogue Isles without first having veteran military experience, as such all Arbiters will have a pencil in one hand, a note pad in the other... and an assault riffle strapped to their backs. You need to go to them to take advantage of level-ups, they give you training while also taking note of your current threat-level. Furthermore if you do not fill out form 32-B they have legal authority to open fire!

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We have the Arachnos Arbiters in ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes''. The Rogue Isles, are run in a state of organized anarchy by [[TheSocialDarwinist Arachnos]]. The organization keeps things running smoothly with their Arbiters. But one does not get to be an bureaucrat in the Rogue Isles without first having veteran military experience, as such all Arbiters will have a pencil in one hand, a note pad in the other... and an assault riffle strapped to their backs. You need to go to them to take advantage of level-ups, they give you training while also taking note of your current threat-level. But one does not get to be a bureaucrat in the Rogue Isles without first having veteran military experience, as such all Arbiters will have a pencil in one hand, a note pad in the other... and an assault riffle strapped to their backs. Furthermore if you do not fill out form 32-B they have legal authority to open fire!
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