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20th Jan '18 7:32:16 PM JackG
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* This backfires on [[BigBad Supreme Commander Servalan]] in ''Series/BlakesSeven''. She turns up at the end of a battle against an AlienInvasion hoping to get some propaganda kudos, only to be ambushed and shot down. By the time she gets back to Star Command, the Federation has disintegrated and she has to become a FrontlineGeneral for real, rallying TheRemnant to save what's left of her VestigialEmpire.

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* This backfires on [[BigBad Supreme Commander Servalan]] in ''Series/BlakesSeven''. She turns up at the end of a battle against an AlienInvasion hoping to get some propaganda kudos, only to be ambushed and shot down. By the time she gets back to Star Command, the Federation has disintegrated and she has to become a FrontlineGeneral for real, rallying TheRemnant to save what's left of her VestigialEmpire. This means for RuleOfDrama she's always available to directly confront our heroes, as TheDragon who used to do that job was killed off in the previous season.
20th Jan '18 7:19:59 PM Ohio9
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** [[UsefulNotes/BritsWithBattleships Lord Horatio Nelson]], who died while leading his fleet in battle at Trafalgar against a combined fleet of French and Spanish ships during UsefulNotes/TheNapoleonicWars, shot in the chest by a French sharpshooter.

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** [[UsefulNotes/BritsWithBattleships Lord Horatio Nelson]], who died while leading his fleet to victory in battle at Trafalgar against a combined fleet of French and Spanish ships during UsefulNotes/TheNapoleonicWars, shot in the chest by a French sharpshooter.sharpshooter.
** Korean Admiral Yi Sun-sin, famous for leading the Korean navy to victory over a Japanese invasion fleet despite being outnumbered more the 10 to 1 at the battle of Myeongnyang, was killed in action during the 1598 Battle Noryang under circumstances remarkably similar to the death of Horatio Nelson. His forces had just routed the Japanese fleet and were in pursuit when he was cut down by an arquebus bullet.
18th Jan '18 10:50:55 PM JackG
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* This backfires on [[BigBad Supreme Commander Servalan]] in ''Series/BlakesSeven''. She turns up at the end of a battle against an AlienInvasion hoping to get some propaganda kudos, only to be ambushed and shot down. By the time she gets back to Star Command, the Federation has disintegrated and she has to become a FrontlineGeneral for real, rallying TheRemnant to save what's left of her VestigialEmpire.
13th Jan '18 3:55:34 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* FourStarBadass John Rumford in ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'' tends to do this in a semi-realistic way, regularly visiting the frontline units to observe and advise, and generally keeping his headquarters close to the front in order to receive the most up-to-date information. Though sometimes he goes full Rommel; once, he even personally leads an ad hoc expeditionary force to hunt down a congeries of fleeing warlords on not-yet-pacified soil.
6th Jan '18 3:49:55 PM Krant
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** Despite all attempts to be OnlySaneMan of the setting, Tau often play this trope extremely straight in case of their Fire Caste commanders. They are issued custom made SuperPrototype mecha suit and are expected to make full use of it. Its not too bad if commander in question loads it out with high range weaponry. It gets somewhat crazy in case of commander Shadowsun, the highest ranking military leader of the Tau Empire who has her suit customized with close range anti tank weapons. Or renegade commander Farsight whose main armament is a sword.

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** Despite all attempts to be OnlySaneMan of the setting, Tau often play this trope extremely straight in case of their Fire Caste commanders. They are issued custom made SuperPrototype mecha suit and are expected to make full use of it. Its not too bad if commander in question loads it out with high range weaponry. It gets somewhat crazy in case of commander Shadowsun, the highest ranking military leader of the Tau Empire who has her suit customized with close range anti tank weapons. Or renegade commander Farsight whose main armament is a sword. Although at least with the default commander, the justification is, that due to the lightning fast attacks that the Tau prefer, the suit is less for the commander to fight and more for him to move where he is most needed and be safe.
29th Dec '17 12:56:00 AM Cryoclaste
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** [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks Rear Admiral Isaac C. Kidd, Sr.]], who was killed at Pearl Harbor when his flagship (the [[TypesOfNavalShips battleship]] ''Arizona'') was blown apart by a magazine explosion. Decades later, he would later serve as the namesake for the ''Kidd''-class of missile destroyers, [[HilariousInHindsight which featured improved Anti-aircraft defenses.]]

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** [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks Rear Admiral Isaac C. Kidd, Sr.]], who was killed at Pearl Harbor when his flagship (the [[TypesOfNavalShips [[UsefulNotes/TypesOfNavalShips battleship]] ''Arizona'') was blown apart by a magazine explosion. Decades later, he would later serve as the namesake for the ''Kidd''-class of missile destroyers, [[HilariousInHindsight which featured improved Anti-aircraft defenses.]]
12th Dec '17 9:50:55 AM Intergalactic96
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* In ''VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown'', depending on how the game goes, it can easily turn into one or two veteran soldiers leading a party of brand new recruits.
3rd Dec '17 5:20:52 PM Saber15
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* In ''[[Videogame/MechWarrior MechWarrior Living Legends]]'', the top few ranks (Major, Colonel, General) open up high-tech and high-firepower HumongousMecha like the "Atlas" and "Daishi". The Atlas "E" variant, dubbed the "Master & Commander", is explicitly designed for frontline commanding; it is only slightly less armored than the heaviest brawlers, carries an advanced TargetSpotter battle computer, a missile guidance beacon, a high-tech EnemyDetectingRadar suite, and a slew of long-range direct and indirect weaponry. The Master and Commander isn't a particularly dangerous mech on its lonesome, but its ability to single out targets from a kilometer away and share it with allied [[DeathFromAbove cruise missiles, artillery, and bombers]] make it an exceptionally high-value target.
19th Nov '17 11:18:24 AM Nazetrime
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* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'': Sleipnope will usually hang back while sending its subordinate trolls and ghost against the crew to overwhelm them. However, Sleipnope will join the battle this is not enough.
12th Nov '17 10:47:51 PM Ohio9
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* UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat was especially noted for personally leading his troops in battle, particularly in daring cavalry attacks. It won him tremendous respect and admiration from his army, and why they stuck with him for so long even after he began degenerating into a BadBoss.

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* UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat was especially noted for personally leading his troops in battle, particularly in daring cavalry attacks. It won him tremendous respect and admiration from his army, and why they stuck with him for so long even after he began degenerating into a BadBoss. However, his tendency to personally lead his army into combat resulted in him receiving numerous battle wounds, which may have been a contributing factor to his untimely death at the age of 32.
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