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18th Sep '17 8:23:47 PM iowaforever
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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 Cast 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 Cast 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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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'''s Season 4 ArcVillain Kuvira personally leads her troops from the front line in major engagements, whether on the ground or [[spoiler: from the bridge of a HumongousMecha]].
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11th Aug '17 6:42:58 AM gb00393
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** Robb and Jaime both lead their men into battle. Jaime is a bold field commander with the spirit and élan of a rank soldier. It's clear he revels in the front line aspects rather than in the generalship per-se, putting himself InHars Way without a second thought. This allows Robb to capture Jaime by surprising him in the Whispering Wood.

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** Robb and Jaime both lead their men into battle. Jaime is a bold field commander with the spirit and élan of a rank soldier. It's clear he revels in the front line aspects rather than in the generalship per-se, putting himself InHars Way InHarmsWay without a second thought. This allows Robb to capture Jaime by surprising him in the Whispering Wood.
11th Aug '17 6:42:18 AM gb00393
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** Robb and Jaime both lead their men into battle, which allows Robb to capture Jaime by surprising him in the Whispering Wood.

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** Robb and Jaime both lead their men into battle, which battle. Jaime is a bold field commander with the spirit and élan of a rank soldier. It's clear he revels in the front line aspects rather than in the generalship per-se, putting himself InHars Way without a second thought. This allows Robb to capture Jaime by surprising him in the Whispering Wood.Wood.
31st Jul '17 4:57:42 PM infernape612
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* ''Franchise/FireEmblem'':

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* ''Franchise/FireEmblem'':''VideoGame/FireEmblem'':



-->'''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Saias]]:''' Aren't you the enemy tactician? What kind of fool strategist puts himself at the fore of the battle?\\

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-->'''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral --->'''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemThracia776 Saias]]:''' Aren't you the enemy tactician? What kind of fool strategist puts himself at the fore of the battle?\\



** In Universe, [[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Hector]], [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones Ephraim]], [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Ike and Micaiah]] are known to operate this way.
* In ''VideoGame/AdvanceWarsDaysOfRuin'', as a break from previous Advance Wars, The CO tend to take on a more frontline role, both in story and in game, where you can have them ride along a unit, generating a CO Zone buffing units in it, promoting the unit they tag along with to Veteran rank, and needing to have units in their zone kill enemies to charge up their CO Powers (Frontline being relative of course. Trak/Gage fares quite well in a Missile Launcher unit behind the main lines, while Zadia/Tasha needs to personally take part in the air assault to be effective. Trak/Gage is TheStoic ColdSniper CO, while Zadia/Tasha is more HotBlooded.).

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** In Universe, [[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe InUniverse, [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade Hector]], [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones Ephraim]], [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Ike [[VideoGame/FireEmblemPathOfRadiance Ike]] and [[VideoGame/FireEmblemRadiantDawn Micaiah]] are known to operate this way.
** It actually becomes a minor plot point at the end of Part 2 of ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemRadiantDawn Radiant Dawn]]''. Over the objections of some of her {{Red Shirt}}s, Queen Elincia personally commands her forces for the final battle against [[ArcVillain Duke Ludveck]] because she knows Ludveck is attempting to undermine her authority as queen and seize the throne for himself, and anything less than this trope would validate his claims.
* In ''VideoGame/AdvanceWarsDaysOfRuin'', as a break from previous Advance Wars, The the CO tend to take on a more frontline role, both in story and in game, where you can have them ride along a unit, generating a CO Zone buffing units in it, promoting the unit they tag along with to Veteran rank, and needing to have units in their zone kill enemies to charge up their CO Powers (Frontline being relative of course. Trak/Gage fares quite well in a Missile Launcher unit behind the main lines, while Zadia/Tasha needs to personally take part in the air assault to be effective. Trak/Gage is TheStoic ColdSniper CO, while Zadia/Tasha is more HotBlooded.).
24th Jul '17 3:03:28 AM Jormungar
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* The Duke of Wellington was this; he was known to be constantly in motion in battle, moving up and down the line. His close proximity to danger (and luck in avoiding injury) is proved at Waterloo, where a great majority of his staff were wounded or killed, though he himself was untouched.
** The trope was so common in the Revolutionary/Napoleonic era that memoir writers are quick to point those who ''weren't'' frontline generals.

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** The trope was so common in the Revolutionary/Napoleonic era that memoir writers are quick to point those who ''weren't'' frontline generals.
* The Duke of Wellington was this; he was known to be constantly in motion in battle, moving up and down the line. His close proximity to danger (and luck in avoiding injury) is proved at Waterloo, where a great majority of his staff were wounded or killed, though he himself was untouched. \n** The trope was so common in the Revolutionary/Napoleonic era that memoir writers are quick to point those who ''weren't'' frontline generals.
24th Jul '17 3:02:48 AM Jormungar
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* The Duke of Wellington was this; he was known to be constantly in motion in battle, moving up and down the line. His close proximity to danger (and luck in avoiding injury) is proved at Waterloo, where a great majority of his staff were wounded or killed, though he himself was untouched.
8th Jul '17 8:09:16 PM iowaforever
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* Discussed in ''Film/WonderWoman2017''; Diana has greater respect for generals who lead from the front, and is appalled by ArmchairMilitary like Field Marshal Haig who are more than eager to sacrifice men from the safety of their London penthouses. This is built from memories of her aunt Antiope, who lead the Amazons against intruding Germans who were pursuing Steve Trevor [[spoiler: and died taking a bullet for Diana]].
25th Jun '17 7:30:15 AM gb00393
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** Lyanna Mormont accompanies her men to Jon Snow's camp, putting herself at considerable risk. She also is part of the parley on Jon's side before the battle.
24th Jun '17 4:58:49 PM brolaf
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* In ''VideoGame/AdvanceWarsDaysOfRuin'', as a break from previous Advance Wars, The CO tend to take on a more frontline role, both in story and in game, where you can have them ride along a unit, generating a CO Zone buffing units in it, promoting the unit they tag along with to Ace rank, and needing to have units in their zone kill enemies to charge up their CO Powers (Frontline being relative of course. Trak/Gage fares quite well in a Missile Launcher unit behind the main lines, while Zadia/Tasha needs to personally take part in the air assault to be effective. Trak/Gage is TheStoic ColdSniper CO, while Zadia/Tasha is more HotBlooded.).

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* In ''VideoGame/AdvanceWarsDaysOfRuin'', as a break from previous Advance Wars, The CO tend to take on a more frontline role, both in story and in game, where you can have them ride along a unit, generating a CO Zone buffing units in it, promoting the unit they tag along with to Ace Veteran rank, and needing to have units in their zone kill enemies to charge up their CO Powers (Frontline being relative of course. Trak/Gage fares quite well in a Missile Launcher unit behind the main lines, while Zadia/Tasha needs to personally take part in the air assault to be effective. Trak/Gage is TheStoic ColdSniper CO, while Zadia/Tasha is more HotBlooded.).
22nd Jun '17 8:46:34 AM gb00393
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*** Unlike Ramsay or Harrald, Smalljon Umber dies in the thick of battle.
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