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16th Sep '16 8:31:33 PM IJVin
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*[[InvokedTrope Invoked]] in ''{{Film/Ghostbusters2016}}'' when Gilbert has reason to believe she and Yates have traveled to the future.
-->'''Gilbert''': What year is it?
-->'''Holtzmann''': It's 2040! Our president is a plant!
25th Aug '16 6:54:07 AM Ifreann
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** In August 2016 Sir Nils Olav was promoted to the rank of Brigadier, the fourth highest rank in the Norwegian Army.
20th Aug '16 12:07:21 PM thatother1dude
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* In ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'', Wander finds a creature who, by accident (long story), he calls Captain Tim. Wander subsequently gives Captain Tim over to Lord Hater as a pet. Hater makes "Captain" the creature's actual military rank and thus outranks most, if not all of his minions.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'', Wander finds a creature who, by accident (long story), who he calls Captain Tim.Tim, having mistaken a nametag for a man it ate as being for the creature itself. Wander subsequently gives Captain Tim over to Lord Hater as a pet. Hater makes "Captain" the creature's actual military rank and thus outranks most, if not all of his minions.
29th Jul '16 11:07:43 PM JackG
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* In one episode of ''Series/{{MASH}}'', the 4077 treat Corporal Cupcake, a German shepherd.
-->'''Radar:''' You know what's funny? When Cupcake gets his promotion, I'm gonna be outranked by a dog.\\
'''Hawkeye:''' I know how you feel. I'm only a captain and Frank is a major.
18th Jul '16 9:13:37 AM senixtrophy
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* TropeNamer: Emperor UsefulNotes/{{Caligula}} famously planned to appoint his favorite horse Incitatus to the consulship, the Prime Minister of Rome. However, it's a little more complicated than it sounds. He may have done this in order to mock the Senate. ("My horse could do as good a job as any of you clowns! I'll just teach him to stamp once for 'yes' and twice for 'no comment'.") It may have been a rumor started after his death. Or he genuinely might have been completely insane, which was the firm position of most ancient writers.

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* TropeNamer: Emperor UsefulNotes/{{Caligula}} famously planned to appoint his favorite horse Incitatus to the consulship, the Prime Minister of (by this point purely titular) highest political office in Rome. However, it's a little more complicated than it sounds. He sounds: he may have done this in order to mock the Senate. Senate ("My horse could do as good a job as any of you clowns! I'll just teach him to stamp once for 'yes' and twice for 'no comment'.") It comment'"), it may have been a rumor started after his death. Or death, or he genuinely might have been completely insane, which insane (this was the firm position of most ancient writers. writers.)
10th Jul '16 12:50:41 PM ZimFan89
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''FanFic/ABriefHistoryOfEquestria'': Chancellor Puddinghead, being an {{Expy}} of Caligula, naturally did something like this. Specifically, she appointed her pet parrot to her cabinet, and when it died, simply had it stuffed and insisted on it keeping the post.
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17th May '16 4:59:38 PM Nire
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** Notably, the primary duty of the station master was to greet passengers - something that a cat could actually be quite good at (allowing for a lack of speech or even awareness of the position), making this particular example surprisingly adept at her job.
19th Apr '16 2:19:47 AM Pichu-kun
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* The movie ''WesternAnimation/TheAristocats'' has a Paris woman deciding to allow the Cats to inherit her estate, with her butler intending to off the cats before she dies so he could acquire the inheritance. And, ironically enough, that turned out to be completely pointless: if he had listened to the ''whole'' will, he would've heard that upon the Paris woman's death, the butler was to be ''appointed the cats' caretaker'', so he actually would've (sort of) gotten the money ''anyway'' if he'd just left the cats alone.

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* The movie ''WesternAnimation/TheAristocats'' ''Disney/TheAristocats'' has a Paris woman deciding to allow the Cats to inherit her estate, with her butler intending to off the cats before she dies so he could acquire the inheritance. And, ironically enough, that turned out to be completely pointless: if he had listened to the ''whole'' will, he would've heard that upon the Paris woman's death, the butler was to be ''appointed the cats' caretaker'', so he actually would've (sort of) gotten the money ''anyway'' if he'd just left the cats alone.
4th Apr '16 12:05:54 PM 20person
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* In ''VideoGame/CrusaderKings II'', if your character has the Lunatic trait, you can get a random event where you decide to appoint your horse as your chancellor. Previously, this just dismissed the current chancellor and left the position vacant, but a recent patch makes the event generate an actual horse character to fill the position. Naturally, someone took it to the [[UpToEleven logical extreme]] and did...[[BestialityIsDepraved certain things]] in order to [[https://imgur.com/a/K1utf make a horse the ruler of the restored Roman Empire]].

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* In ''VideoGame/CrusaderKings II'', if your character has the Lunatic trait, you can get a random event where you decide to appoint your horse as your chancellor. Previously, this just dismissed the current chancellor and left the position vacant, but a recent patch makes the event generate an actual horse character to fill the position. Naturally, someone took it to the [[UpToEleven logical extreme]] and did...[[BestialityIsDepraved certain things]] used an [[GoodBadBug exploit]] in order to [[https://imgur.com/a/K1utf make a horse the ruler of the restored Roman Empire]].
15th Mar '16 7:03:34 AM 20person
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* In ''VideoGame/CrusaderKings II'', if your character has the Lunatic trait, you can get a random event where you decide to appoint your horse as your chancellor. Previously, this just dismissed the current chancellor and left the position vacant, but a recent patch makes the event generate an actual horse character to fill the position. Naturally, someone took it to the [[UpToEleven logical extreme]] and did...[[BestialityIsDepraved certain things]] in order to [[https://imgur.com/a/K1utf make a horse the Emperor of Rome]].

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* In ''VideoGame/CrusaderKings II'', if your character has the Lunatic trait, you can get a random event where you decide to appoint your horse as your chancellor. Previously, this just dismissed the current chancellor and left the position vacant, but a recent patch makes the event generate an actual horse character to fill the position. Naturally, someone took it to the [[UpToEleven logical extreme]] and did...[[BestialityIsDepraved certain things]] in order to [[https://imgur.com/a/K1utf make a horse the Emperor ruler of Rome]].the restored Roman Empire]].
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