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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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* ''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]].
15th Mar '16 7:01:20 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 of Rome]].
15th Mar '16 7:00:49 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 [[BestialityIsDepraved did...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 did...certain things]] in order to [[https://imgur.com/a/K1utf make a horse the Emperor of Rome]].
15th Mar '16 7:00:23 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 logical extreme and [[BestialityIsDepraved did...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 extreme]] and [[BestialityIsDepraved did...certain things]] in order to [[https://imgur.com/a/K1utf make a horse the Emperor of Rome]].
15th Mar '16 6:59:52 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 logical extreme and [[BestialityIsDepraved did...certain things]] in order to [[https://imgur.com/a/K1utf make a horse the Emperor of Rome]].
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