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7th Jun '18 6:51:05 PM LordInsane
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* In ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline'', the PlayerCharacter becomes this upon reaching Grade 40 - Starfleet Rear Admiral, Lower Half, Klingon [[TheBrigadier Brigadier]] General or Romulan Subadmiral I. This only improves at grades 45 and 50: Rear Adm. Upper Half, Major General and Subadmiral II, then [[BadassLongcoat Vice Admiral]] (for both Starfleet and the Romulans) and Lieutenant General. Becomes outright ridiculous with ''Delta Rising'', where the level cap is moved up to 60: Starfleet and Romulan characters end up as ''Fleet'' Admirals, while the Klingons stop actually promoting you at General (level 55, where the other two become full Admirals)... because the final level 60 promotion is instead you being declared a ''Dahar Master'', a title which boils down to 'You're so badass a warrior that you've reached [[LivingLegend legendary status]] amongst Klingon warriors'.

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* In ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline'', the PlayerCharacter becomes this upon reaching Grade 40 for every faction but Jem'Hadar[[note]]Jem'Hadar start at level 60, but leaving that aside their actual promotions in the rank system stop at the canonical highest Jem'Hadar rank First, very roughly equivalent to a Starfleet ''commander'' (although STO puts it at 30, along with Starfleet captains, in line with the Jem'Hadar PC being allowed to command a starship autonomously instead of passing on orders from a Vorta commander), instead appending adjectives indicating respect for your competence and experience[[/note]] - Starfleet Rear Admiral, Lower Half, Klingon [[TheBrigadier Brigadier]] General or Romulan Subadmiral I. This only improves at grades 45 and 50: Rear Adm. Upper Half, Major General and Subadmiral II, then [[BadassLongcoat Vice Admiral]] (for both Starfleet and the Romulans) and Lieutenant General. Becomes outright ridiculous with ''Delta Rising'', where the level cap is moved up to 60: Starfleet and Romulan characters end up as ''Fleet'' Admirals, while the Klingons stop actually promoting you at General (level 55, where the other two become full Admirals)... because the final level 60 promotion is instead you being declared a ''Dahar Master'', a title which boils down to 'You're so badass a warrior that you've reached [[LivingLegend legendary status]] amongst Klingon warriors'.
5th Jun '18 4:27:51 PM RoseAndHeather
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** Other examples that are major or supporting characters include Admirals White Haven, Courvosier, Cortez, D'Orville, Kuzak, and Truman, all high ranking by the late installments (some from the start) for Manticore, as well as (sometimes Citizen-) Admirals Giscard, Parnell, and, especially, Tourville (who purposely cultivates this image, in addition to actually being badass) for Haven.

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** Other examples that are major or supporting characters include Admirals White Haven, Courvosier, Cortez, D'Orville, Kuzak, Hemphill, and Truman, all high ranking by the late installments (some from the start) for Manticore, as well as (sometimes Citizen-) Admirals Giscard, Parnell, Theisman, and, especially, Tourville (who purposely cultivates this image, in addition to actually being badass) for Haven.
3rd May '18 10:46:59 PM foxley
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* ''Film/TheDeathOfStalin'': It's only Marshal Georgy Konstantinovich Zhukov who led the Red Army to victory against the Nazis and won't let anyone forget it. His high position makes him virtually untouchable, a blessing for Khrushchev once it's clear Zhukov is on his side.
-->"I fucked Germany. I think I can take a flesh lump in a waistcoat."
14th Apr '18 7:24:53 PM nombretomado
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* [[UsefulNotes/RussiansWithRifles Russian Imperial Navy]] Admiral Fyodor Ushakov evades the [[IncrediblyLamePun full broadside]] of [[NoRealLifeExamplesPlease the ban on Real Life examples]] by being the [[OddJobGods patron saint]] of the [[UsefulNotes/RussiansWithRustingRockets Russian Navy]]. Yes, seriously. What else to do with a FatherToHisMen who never lost a battle nor a ship, and normally achieved [[CurbStompBattle a casualty ratio of 1 to 100]] at [[WoodenShipsAndIronMen a time]] when there was no meaningful difference in technology to exploit?

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* [[UsefulNotes/RussiansWithRifles Russian Imperial Navy]] Admiral Fyodor Ushakov evades the [[IncrediblyLamePun full broadside]] of [[NoRealLifeExamplesPlease [[Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease the ban on Real Life examples]] by being the [[OddJobGods patron saint]] of the [[UsefulNotes/RussiansWithRustingRockets Russian Navy]]. Yes, seriously. What else to do with a FatherToHisMen who never lost a battle nor a ship, and normally achieved [[CurbStompBattle a casualty ratio of 1 to 100]] at [[WoodenShipsAndIronMen a time]] when there was no meaningful difference in technology to exploit?
14th Apr '18 1:39:25 AM DragonQuestZ
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'''Patton:''' Berlin. I'm going to personally shoot [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler that paper-hangin' sonofabitch]]!

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'''Patton:''' Berlin. I'm going to personally shoot [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler that paper-hangin' sonofabitch]]!sonofabitch!
3rd Apr '18 7:15:24 AM gb00393
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** Jorah to Daenerys as her commander-in-chief.
23rd Mar '18 2:49:13 AM BigKlingy
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** Zelgius is the commander of Bengion's largest armies, and he's also a supreme badass in a fight. For most of ''Radiant Dawn'', your army attempts to avoid fighting him by any means necessary, [[TheDreaded his reputation is THAT terrifying.]] [[spoiler: Oh, and he's also the Black Knight, one of the strongest bosses in the series. (Only being barely beatable in the previous game, and even then only if you get lucku)]]
20th Mar '18 9:54:37 AM gb00393
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** The Battle of Blackwater features no less than four: King Stannis who leads the assault from the very front, Tyrion Lannister who leads the desperate counterattack against him, and Loras Tyrell and Tywin Lannister who combine their respective armies into a massive cavalry charge to save the city. Tywin has never lost a war, as he proudly remarks to Arya and is a cunning and gifted military strategist. He is also a FrontlineGeneral unlike his book counterpart.

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** The Battle of Blackwater features no less than four: King Stannis who leads the assault from the very front, Tyrion Lannister who leads the desperate counterattack against him, him and proves himself to be quite the strategist and a capable commander, and Loras Tyrell and Tywin Lannister who combine their respective armies into a massive cavalry charge to save the city. Tywin has never lost a war, as he proudly remarks to Arya and is a cunning and gifted military strategist. He is also a FrontlineGeneral unlike his book counterpart.
24th Feb '18 2:33:13 PM nombretomado
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* [[UsefulNotes/RussiansWithRifles Russian Imperial Navy]] Admiral Fyodor Ushakov evades the [[IncrediblyLamePun full broadside]] of [[NoRealLifeExamplesPlease the ban on Real Life examples]] by being the [[OddJobGods patron saint]] of the [[RussiansWithRustingRockets Russian Navy]]. Yes, seriously. What else to do with a FatherToHisMen who never lost a battle nor a ship, and normally achieved [[CurbStompBattle a casualty ratio of 1 to 100]] at [[WoodenShipsAndIronMen a time]] when there was no meaningful difference in technology to exploit?

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* [[UsefulNotes/RussiansWithRifles Russian Imperial Navy]] Admiral Fyodor Ushakov evades the [[IncrediblyLamePun full broadside]] of [[NoRealLifeExamplesPlease the ban on Real Life examples]] by being the [[OddJobGods patron saint]] of the [[RussiansWithRustingRockets [[UsefulNotes/RussiansWithRustingRockets Russian Navy]]. Yes, seriously. What else to do with a FatherToHisMen who never lost a battle nor a ship, and normally achieved [[CurbStompBattle a casualty ratio of 1 to 100]] at [[WoodenShipsAndIronMen a time]] when there was no meaningful difference in technology to exploit?
24th Feb '18 2:02:31 PM nombretomado
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* General Maximus in ''Film/{{Gladiator}}''. But then, he is RussellCrowe.

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* General Maximus in ''Film/{{Gladiator}}''. But then, he is RussellCrowe.Creator/RussellCrowe.
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