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26th Jan '17 7:48:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''StarCraft'': The Protoss have a different rank structure, though only three ranks are ever mentioned in the original game.

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* ''StarCraft'': ''VideoGame/StarCraft'': The Protoss have a different rank structure, though only three ranks are ever mentioned in the original game.
15th Jan '17 3:51:28 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** The prime minister of the Seven Kingdoms is called the Hand of the King. He is supported by a "small council" (privy council) of officials such as the "Master of Coin" (treasurer), "Master of Whisperers" (spymaster), and "Master of Laws" (attorney general).
** Dothraki ''khalasars'' are led by ''khals'' who are protected by three "bloodriders" and appoint lieutenants called ''kos'' who each command their own unit called a ''kas''. When a ''khal'' dies, the strongest ''ko'' will strive to replace him.
2nd Jan '17 3:59:59 PM Kakai
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* ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'': Cultures that follow the Vorin religion have two related systems of ranks for darkeyes (peasants) and lighteyes (nobles). Both have ten ranks, with first being the highest and tenth the lowest, but the darkeye ranks are called ''nahn'' and the lighteye ''dahn''. The easiest way to go up a rank is either to buy it or to join the military, though there are limits. While ranks can be inherited, not all of them are inherited evenly; a king is first ''dahn'', for example, as is his heir, but any other children will slip down to third ''dahn'', which is a "stable" rank. Second ''dahn'' is for highprinces and their heirs. Other cultures have their own ranking systems, though none as explicit as the Vorin. They ''are'' descended from a ProudWarriorRace, after all.

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* ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'': ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'':
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Cultures that follow the Vorin religion have two related systems of ranks for darkeyes (peasants) and lighteyes (nobles). Both have ten ranks, with first being the highest and tenth the lowest, but the darkeye ranks are called ''nahn'' and the lighteye ''dahn''. The easiest way to go up a rank is either to buy it or to join the military, though there are limits. While ranks can be inherited, not all of them are inherited evenly; a king is first ''dahn'', for example, as is his heir, but any other children will slip down to third ''dahn'', which is a "stable" rank. Second ''dahn'' is for highprinces and their heirs. Other cultures have their own ranking systems, though none as explicit as the Vorin. They ''are'' descended from a ProudWarriorRace, after all.all.
** ''Literature/{{Edgedancer}}'' suggests that the Knights Radiant of old - or, at least, the Skybreakers order - used to have their own ranking system, based on the number of Oaths sword. Going from one to five, it was initiate, novice, Shardbearer, an unknown one and Radiant. Nale still uses the system for his acolytes.
29th Oct '16 1:43:23 PM nombretomado
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* ''GuildWars'': The tables of ranks of the Sunspears and the Order of Whispers in the Nightfall campaign.

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* ''GuildWars'': ''VideoGame/GuildWars'': The tables of ranks of the Sunspears and the Order of Whispers in the Nightfall campaign.
19th Sep '16 1:40:44 PM higgledypiggledy
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** Non-military example: in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', the religious hierarchy of the Bajorans includes a variety of ranks: the Kai (basically the pope), Vedeks (something like bishops or cardinals; the Kai is elected by the Vedek Assembly), and lower monastic ranks including Ranjen and Prylar.
5th Sep '16 10:33:19 PM Ramidel
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** The Warlord of Barsoom is an honorary rank given to John Carter. In theory, he commands an alliance of Martian nations during wartime. (The alliance has never been called to war as such.)
29th Aug '16 6:00:08 PM StarSword
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* ''VideoGame/CrusaderKingsII'' has a dynamic rank system that generates titles based on combinations of character rank, culture, religion, and style of government. Some are historical ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince-bishop prince-bishop]][[note]]Christian bishop who is also a secular count[[/note]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_Mayor lord mayor]][[note]]count-level mayor[[/note]]), while others are fictional (wali-emir[[note]]Muslim MerchantPrince, i.e. duke-level mayor[[/note]], witch-king[[note]]Slavic or Suomenusko pagan priest who is also a secular king[[/note]]).

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* ''VideoGame/CrusaderKingsII'' has a dynamic rank system that generates titles based on combinations of character rank, culture, religion, and style of government. Some are historical ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince-bishop prince-bishop]][[note]]Christian bishop who is also a secular count[[/note]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_Mayor lord mayor]][[note]]count-level mayor[[/note]]), mayor[[/note]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shah shah]][[note]]feudal king of Persian culture group[[/note]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petty_kingdom petty king]][[note]]independent duke in Celtic, Anglo-Saxon, Scandinavian, or East African cultures[[/note]]), while others are fictional (wali-emir[[note]]Muslim MerchantPrince, i.e. duke-level mayor[[/note]], witch-king[[note]]Slavic or Suomenusko pagan priest who is also a secular king[[/note]]).
21st Aug '16 5:40:14 AM FTD
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* ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'' follows a similar but more fleshed-out rank system, with enlisted ranks including Private, Corporal, Sergeant, and Petty Officer/Chief Petty Officer, and commissioned ranks including Ensign, Lieutenant (JG), Lieutenant, Captain, Major, Colonel, and Commander, with Flag ranks Rear Admiral and Admiral. Although the Officer ranks are associated primarily with the fleet, there has also been at least one Marine with the rank of Lieutenant. It's unclear if the Marines use the same commissioned ranks as the Colonial Fleet. Captains and Majors serve as CAP with most Viper/Raptor pilots being ranked Lieutenant (new pilots and pilots in training are given the rank of Ensign); Dr. Cottle, the ship's chief medical officer, was a Major, and most department heads so far (such as the ''Pegasus'' chief engineer and Galactica's Landing Signal Officer) have been Captains or Majors. Majors have also been shown to serve as executive officers, like Colonels, though it's not clear if this is standard practice or due to personnel shortages.
27th Jul '16 6:20:02 AM Kakai
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* The Sand Masters of ''ComicBook/WhiteSand'' have seven ranks based on practitioner's power level. So far, the ones known are ''underfen'' and ''fen'' for two lowest, ''diemfen'' for middle one and ''mastrell'' for the highest, with the Lord Mastrell being the captain-general of the whole organization.
22nd Jun '16 7:57:50 PM Odacon_Spy
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*** The Camonna Tong (which also can't be joined and can only be seen through the editor, [[FantasticRacism filthy outlander!]]) has: Bully, Tough, Thug, Brute, Lifetaker, Chiller, Hammer, Old Man, Strong Man and Kingpin. Only ranks Bully through Brute, as well as the Kingpin, are seen in the game, however.
*** The ''Bloodmoon'' expansion adds ranks for local offices of the East Empire Company: Underling, Clerk, Steward, Fixer, Agent, Negotiator, Officer, Deputy, Factor.

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*** The Camonna Tong (which also can't be joined and can only be seen inspected through the editor, [[FantasticRacism filthy outlander!]]) has: Bully, Tough, Thug, Brute, Lifetaker, Chiller, Hammer, Old Man, Strong Man and Kingpin. Only ranks Bully through Brute, as well as the Kingpin, are seen in the game, however.
*** The ''Bloodmoon'' expansion adds ranks for local offices of the East Empire Company: Underling, Clerk, Steward, Fixer, Agent, Negotiator, Officer, Deputy, Deputy and Factor.



* ''VideoGame/DeusEx'': Dig deep enough and you'll find that [[AncientConspiracy Majestic 12]] has a system of "Security Clearances" that are largely based off of Thomas Aquinas's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_angelic_hierarchy#Choirs_in_medieval_theology Christian angelic hierarchy]], followed by an integer and a letter ([=Angel 0A=] being the lowest rank, [=Angelic 1B=] the second lowest, and so on). The highest clearance level is simply "God" and is likely reserved for [[BigBad Bob Page]] [[AGodAmI alone]].

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* ''VideoGame/DeusEx'': Dig deep enough and you'll find that [[AncientConspiracy Majestic 12]] has a system of "Security Clearances" that are largely security clearance levels based off of Thomas Aquinas's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_angelic_hierarchy#Choirs_in_medieval_theology Christian angelic hierarchy]], followed by an integer and a letter ([=Angel 0A=] being the lowest rank, level, [=Angelic 1B=] the second lowest, and so on). The highest clearance level is simply "God" and is likely reserved solely for [[BigBad Bob Page]] Bob]] [[AGodAmI alone]].Page]].
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