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23rd Aug '16 9:28:54 AM ShorinBJ
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** Harrington starts the series as a space-naval Commander and, much like her inspiration Horatio Hornblower, [[spoiler: gets promoted through the ranks until she is the supreme field commander of her nation's space navy, as well as one of its dozen or so most powerful citizens]]. Throughout her military career, she commands her battles from the lead ship. She also has a black belt in fictional martial art that was proven effective when she killed group of assassins with bare hands, and skilled shoter who personally killed 2 people responsible for[[spoiler: her boyfriend's death]] in a duel.

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** Harrington starts the series as a space-naval Commander and, much like her inspiration Horatio Hornblower, [[spoiler: gets [[spoiler:gets promoted through the ranks until she is the supreme field commander of her nation's space navy, as well as one of its dozen or so most powerful citizens]]. Throughout her military career, she commands her battles from the lead ship. She also has a black belt in a fictional martial art that was proven effective when she killed a group of assassins with her bare hands, and skilled shoter shooter who personally killed 2 people responsible for[[spoiler: her for[[spoiler:her boyfriend's death]] in a duel.
16th Aug '16 7:47:26 PM PaulA
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* The Literature/VorkosiganSaga's Admiral Miles Naismith of the Dendarii Free Mercenary Fleet, especially since he's really only a lieutenant in his "real" military identity.

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* The Literature/VorkosiganSaga's ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'':
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Admiral Miles Naismith of the Dendarii Free Mercenary Fleet, especially since he's really only a lieutenant in his "real" military identity.
13th Aug '16 11:50:47 AM nombretomado
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* The Generals of the Black Order in ''DGrayMan'', thanks to AsskickingEqualsAuthority- they're required to have a greater than 100% synchronization rate to get the post.

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* The Generals of the Black Order in ''DGrayMan'', ''Manga/DGrayMan'', thanks to AsskickingEqualsAuthority- they're required to have a greater than 100% synchronization rate to get the post.
13th Aug '16 4:21:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the Roleplaying game RogueTrader you begin as one, and gets to chose how you became one.

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* In the Roleplaying game RogueTrader TabletopGame/RogueTrader you begin as one, and gets to chose how you became one.
5th Aug '16 9:48:38 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The Elites from the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' series are promoted based on kill count - one needs to personally slaughter thousands in order to be promoted to a Field Marshal or Fleet Master.
** Thel 'Vadam (the Arbiter) was formerly Supreme Commander in charge of the massive fleet that attacked Reach, and his skills in combat are on par with [[SuperSoldier the Master Chief]].

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
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The Elites from the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' series are promoted based on kill count - one needs to personally slaughter thousands in order to be promoted to a Field Marshal or Fleet Master.
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Master. In particular, Thel 'Vadam (the Arbiter) was formerly Supreme Commander in charge of the massive fleet that attacked Reach, and his skills in combat are on par with [[SuperSoldier the Master Chief]].



* The General class in ''FireEmblem'' is probably the strongest player class in the games, handicapped only by [[MightyGlacier low speed]] and [[StoneWall limited mobility]]. Furthermore in some games, they get the Great Shield ability, which allows them to occasionally nullify all damage.

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* The General class in ''FireEmblem'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' is probably the strongest player class in the games, handicapped only by [[MightyGlacier low speed]] and [[StoneWall limited mobility]]. Furthermore in some games, they get the Great Shield ability, which allows them to occasionally nullify all damage.
18th Jul '16 6:53:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[MagnificentBastard General Tarquin]] from ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' -- when he first arrived on the Western Continent, he conquered eleven different nations over the course of eight months, and was only deposed through the combined efforts of ''twenty-six'' others. And if [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0851.html this page]] is anything to go by, he's still got it even in his later years. [[spoiler:Subverted. He is in fact a deranged psycopath with no real military experience. Tarquin's only real talents are being both DangerouslyGenreSavvy and a capable figher. His ego is too big that he has convinced himself he is more important than he really is. Most of his empire's military talent came from elsewhere in his party. Rich Burlew confirmed all this [[http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=318550&page=4 in the forum]].]]

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* [[MagnificentBastard General Tarquin]] from ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' -- when he first arrived on the Western Continent, he conquered eleven different nations over the course of eight months, and was only deposed through the combined efforts of ''twenty-six'' others. And if [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0851.html this page]] is anything to go by, he's still got it even in his later years. [[spoiler:Subverted. He is in fact a deranged psycopath with no real military experience. Tarquin's only real talents are being both DangerouslyGenreSavvy GenreSavvy and a capable figher. His ego is too big that he has convinced himself he is more important than he really is. Most of his empire's military talent came from elsewhere in his party. Rich Burlew confirmed all this [[http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=318550&page=4 in the forum]].]]
12th Jun '16 11:49:18 AM Chabal2
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** Subverted with Planetary Defense Forces higher-ups, the vast majority are incompetent (much like their troops, especially on relatively peaceful worlds) and/or inbred nitwits who were put there via relations and serve only to get in the Imperial Guard's way.
3rd Jun '16 4:57:09 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Several characters fit the trope.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Several characters fit ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Robert Baratheon and Ned Stark were considered some of
the trope.best warriors in Westeros and led the rebelling forces against the Targaryens.
** Dothraki are always led by the mightiest warrior. Drogo commands the largest khalasar in the Dothraki Sea, is undefeated in battle and a peerless warrior.
3rd Jun '16 4:51:15 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* Almost any film touching on the BattleOfTheBulge will at least mention Brigadier General Anthony C. [=McAuliffe's=] reply to the German demand for the surrender of Bastogne: "NUTS!" For instance, ''Film/Patton''.

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* Almost any film touching on ''Film/LegendOfTheFist'': The Japanese general is the BattleOfTheBulge will at least mention Brigadier General Anthony C. [=McAuliffe's=] reply to leader of the German demand for occupying forces in China as well as the surrender of Bastogne: "NUTS!" For instance, ''Film/Patton''.most powerful martial artist in their military.
3rd Jun '16 4:49:22 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* For that matter, the Desert Fox himself - the original MagnificentBastard - Field Marshal Erwin Rommel.
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