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20th Nov '17 1:40:30 AM StarTropes
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* One of Darth Vader's trademarks in ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack''. In one scene, [[YouHaveFailedMe he chokes the idiotic Admiral Ozzel]], and immediately addresses Captain Piett as Admiral Piett, [[YouAreInCommandNow putting him in command right then and there]]. And with the previous Admiral ''still choking in the background'', there's a very tacit reminder of the consequences of messing up.
** Meanwhile, the trap at Cloud City fails, but Vader's reaction is different--more disappointment and sadness than anger--so Piett goes on to be one of three Imperial characters to appear in more than one movie in the original trilogy.
*** And it was not because of Piett's planning, plus he wasn't a jerk about it. Ozzel wasn't so smart when he decided that [[TooDumbToLive being arrogant to Vader was a smart idea]].

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One of Darth Vader's trademarks in ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack''. In one scene, [[YouHaveFailedMe he chokes the idiotic Admiral Ozzel]], and immediately addresses Captain Piett as Admiral Piett, [[YouAreInCommandNow putting him in command right then and there]]. And with the previous Admiral ''still choking in the background'', there's a very tacit reminder of the consequences of messing up.
** *** Meanwhile, the trap at Cloud City fails, but Vader's reaction is different--more disappointment and sadness than anger--so Piett goes on to be one of three Imperial characters to appear in more than one movie in the original trilogy.
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trilogy. After all, it was not because of Piett's planning, plus he wasn't a jerk about it. Ozzel wasn't so smart when he decided that [[TooDumbToLive being arrogant to Vader was a smart idea]].idea]].
** At the end of ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'', Obi-Wan Kenobi is promoted from Padawan to Jedi Knight without facing the trials after defeating Darth Maul single-handedly.
19th Nov '17 12:32:09 PM Freezer
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* In ''[[Literature/TowerAndTheHiv Damia]]'', after Afra psychically rescues Damia from getting shipped out on an outbound freighter, [[DaChief Peter Reidinger]] tells him that there's no way he could pull that stunt off (hearing Damia's distress call, pulling her out and nearly yanking the entire freighter from The Rowan's psychic grip in the process) as a mere [[PowerLevels T-4]]. He promotes Afra to T-3 on the spot and tells him they'll talk back pay later. Later books in the series mark Afra as a T-2, just below a Prime/T-1.

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* In ''[[Literature/TowerAndTheHiv ''[[Literature/TowerAndTheHive Damia]]'', after Afra psychically rescues Damia from getting shipped out on an outbound freighter, [[DaChief Peter Reidinger]] tells him that there's no way he could pull that stunt off (hearing Damia's distress call, pulling her out and nearly yanking the entire freighter from The Rowan's psychic grip in the process) as a mere [[PowerLevels T-4]]. T-4]]. He promotes Afra to T-3 on the spot and tells him they'll talk back pay later. later. Later books in the series mark Afra as a T-2, just below a Prime/T-1.
19th Nov '17 12:31:38 PM Freezer
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* In ''[[Literature/TowerAndTheHiv Damia]]'', after Afra psychically rescues Damia from getting shipped out on an outbound freighter, [[DaChief Peter Reidinger]] tells him that there's no way he could pull that stunt off (hearing Damia's distress call, pulling her out and nearly yanking the entire freighter from The Rowan's psychic grip in the process) as a mere [[PowerLevels T-4]]. He promotes Afra to T-3 on the spot and tells him they'll talk back pay later. Later books in the series mark Afra as a T-2, just below a Prime/T-1.
26th Oct '17 7:04:47 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''[[Literature/{{Warlock}} Storm Over Warlock]]'', at the end, Shan Lantee finds he's been given a cadet uniform at the end, although he's a casual laborer -- and then finds that he's been appointed cadet.

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* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''[[Literature/{{Warlock}} Storm Over Warlock]]'', ''Literature/StormOverWarlock'', at the end, Shan Lantee finds he's been given a cadet uniform at the end, although he's a casual laborer -- and then finds that he's been appointed cadet.
27th Aug '17 12:08:59 PM CynicalBastardo
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* In the ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'' series ''The Pit'', the eponymous character promotes a cadet to full judge.

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* In the ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'' series ''The Pit'', the eponymous character promotes a cadet to full judge.judge when the kid finds a stack of unpaid parking tickets in Fonzo Bongo's name.
23rd Jul '17 10:19:06 PM Rmpdc
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** Happens in ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyWorldAtWar'', when, after Sgt. Sullivan is killed during the Peleliu beach landing, Roebuck is promoted to Sergeant, taking command of Miller's squad.
10th Jun '17 3:44:49 PM Prometheus117
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* A darkly comedic version happens in the first episode of ''Series/{{Firefly}}''. A soldier named Baker is trying to call in air support, but requires a lieutenant's code. Mal rips the rank insignia off a dead lieutenant and gives it to Baker, congratulating him on his promotion. This probably wasn't legitimate since Mal was only a sergeant but the point is moot since the war would basically end a few minutes later.

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* A darkly comedic version happens in the first episode of ''Series/{{Firefly}}''. A soldier named Baker is trying to call in air support, support to fight off the enemy that's been sieging them for weeks, but requires a lieutenant's code. Mal rips the rank insignia off a dead lieutenant and gives it to Baker, congratulating him on his promotion. This probably wasn't legitimate since Mal was only a sergeant (though he himself had earned [[YouAreInCommandNow several such promotions during the course of the battle]] to the point he was essentially the acting ''general'' of the remaining soldiers) but the point is moot since the war would basically end a few minutes later.
27th May '17 1:39:28 PM nombretomado
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* Lauri Törni, alias Larry Thorne, in ''three'' armies. He started as conscripted Private in the Finnish army, was made NCO in the Winter War, and later Captain. When Finland made peace with USSR, Törni defected to German Army, started as Schütze (Private) and soon rose to Hauptmann (Captain), ''in less than one year''. After the war he moved to USA, where he joined the Army as a Private. Soon his skills were noted, and he was transferred to Special Forces. He participated in the VietnamWar, where he eventually made Major. He was killed in action, and is buried at Arlington Cemetary

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* Lauri Törni, alias Larry Thorne, in ''three'' armies. He started as conscripted Private in the Finnish army, was made NCO in the Winter War, and later Captain. When Finland made peace with USSR, Törni defected to German Army, started as Schütze (Private) and soon rose to Hauptmann (Captain), ''in less than one year''. After the war he moved to USA, where he joined the Army as a Private. Soon his skills were noted, and he was transferred to Special Forces. He participated in the VietnamWar, UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar, where he eventually made Major. He was killed in action, and is buried at Arlington Cemetary
25th May '17 7:37:23 AM CosmicFerret
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* One of Darth Vader's trademarks in ''TheEmpireStrikesBack''. In one scene, [[YouHaveFailedMe he chokes the idiotic Admiral Ozzel]], and immediately addresses Captain Piett as Admiral Piett, [[YouAreInCommandNow putting him in command right then and there]]. And with the previous Admiral ''still choking in the background'', there's a very tacit reminder of the consequences of messing up.

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* One of Darth Vader's trademarks in ''TheEmpireStrikesBack''.''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack''. In one scene, [[YouHaveFailedMe he chokes the idiotic Admiral Ozzel]], and immediately addresses Captain Piett as Admiral Piett, [[YouAreInCommandNow putting him in command right then and there]]. And with the previous Admiral ''still choking in the background'', there's a very tacit reminder of the consequences of messing up.
14th Apr '17 11:23:53 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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** TruthinTelevision: The real Balian knighted sixty bourgeoisie (middle class) men because there were a grand total of two knights in the city. The film portrays him as being extremely generous knighting freemen and serf alike, mostly for the psychological boost. [[spoiler:He wasn't trying to win the battle, he was hoping to hold out long enough for Saladin to negotiate instead of just trying to kill everybody.]]

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** TruthinTelevision: TruthInTelevision: The real Balian knighted sixty bourgeoisie (middle class) men because there were a grand total of two knights in the city. The film portrays him as being extremely generous knighting freemen and serf alike, mostly for the psychological boost. [[spoiler:He wasn't trying to win the battle, he was hoping to hold out long enough for Saladin to negotiate instead of just trying to kill everybody.]]
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