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30th May '17 1:32:02 AM TinMan
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* In the HBO film ''By Dawn's Early Light'', after a nuclear exchange between the U.S. and the Soviet Union damages, but does not destroy, both countries, we have Colonel Fargo who advocates using the B-52 fleet to wipe out the remaining Soviet command bunkers. His spouts anti-communist paranoia straight out of the fifties to convince Condor, the new Acting President, to agree to his plan. The Navy admiral opposite him, who is a massive aversion, all but begs Condor not to because without the Soviet leadership, no one will be able to order the Soviet nuclear forces to stand down.
17th Apr '17 12:05:27 PM BeerBaron
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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'', [[MagicalSociety Mages Guild]] {{Archmage}} Trebonius Artorius is one. He ''is'' an extremely talented [[MagicKnight Battlemage]], but was so incompetent at running Guild affairs that his superiors [[KickedUpstairs put him in charge]] of [[ReassignedToAntarctica the Guild Branch in the most backwater district in the Empire]] to minimize the damage he could do. In dealing with Great House Telvanni, a native Dunmer {{Magocracy}} made up of [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld extremely old]] and [[EvilSorcerer somewhat amoral]] wizards which rivals the Mages Guild in Vvardenfell, Trebonius decides that the best way to deal with them is to simply ''kill all of their councilors''.

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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'', [[MagicalSociety Mages Guild]] {{Archmage}} [[TheArchmage Archmage]] Trebonius Artorius is one. He ''is'' an extremely talented [[MagicKnight Battlemage]], but was so incompetent at running Guild affairs that his superiors [[KickedUpstairs put him in charge]] of [[ReassignedToAntarctica the Guild Branch in the most backwater district in the Empire]] to minimize the damage he could do. In dealing with Great House Telvanni, a native Dunmer {{Magocracy}} made up of [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld extremely old]] and [[EvilSorcerer somewhat amoral]] wizards which rivals the Mages Guild in Vvardenfell, Trebonius decides that the best way to deal with them is to simply ''kill all of their councilors''.
17th Apr '17 12:04:56 PM BeerBaron
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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'', [[MagicalSociety Mages Guild]] {{Archmage}} Trebonius Artorius is one. He ''is'' an extremely talented [[MagicKnight Battlemage]], but was so incompetent at running Guild affairs that his superiors [[KickedUpstairs put him in charge]] of [[ReassignedToAntarctica the Guild Branch in the most backwater district in the Empire]] to minimize the damage he could do. In dealing with Great House Telvanni, a native Dunmer {{Magocracy}} made up of [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld extremely old]] and [[EvilSorcerer somewhat amoral]] wizards which rivals the Mages Guild in Vvardenfell, Trebonius decides that the best way to deal with them is to simply ''kill all of their councilors''.
14th Apr '17 4:43:57 PM Frankencastle
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* [[ComicBook/ThePunisherMAX Punisher Max]] villain General Nikolai Zakharov ''practically wrote the book on this trope''. He was at his worst during the Soviet-Afghan War, were his monstrous actions earned him the nickname: "The Man Of Stone". His various atrocities include [[spoiler:gathering up entire villages and ''forcing them off the ledge of a cliff'', to callously '''''murdering an infant while her mother screams in horror''''']]. In fact his actions were so bad that the [[EvenEvilHasStandards Soviets had him fired for his actions]].
6th Apr '17 11:10:26 AM Dravencour
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* ''ComicBook/BadPlanet'' has the aptly named General Wahrmunger, who takes charge of the US after the President and other chiefs of states go AWOL when an hostile alien invasion takes place in Washington D.C., as he is the highest ranking officer and [[EstablishingCharacterMoment his first order]] is to [[NuclearOption nuke the entire city to kingdom come]].

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* ''ComicBook/BadPlanet'' has the aptly named General Wahrmunger, who takes charge of the US after the President and other chiefs of states go AWOL when an hostile alien invasion takes place in Washington D.C., as he is the highest ranking officer and [[EstablishingCharacterMoment his first order]] is to [[NuclearOption [[NukeEm nuke the entire city to kingdom come]].
6th Apr '17 11:05:23 AM Dravencour
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-->-- '''General Thomas S. Power''', Commander-in-Chief of USAF Strategic Air Command[[note]] charged with the delivery of the USA's anti-city nuclear weapons to the USSR [[/note]] 1957-1964

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-->-- '''General '''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_S._Power General Thomas S. Power''', Power]]''', Commander-in-Chief of USAF Strategic Air Command[[note]] charged with the delivery of the USA's anti-city nuclear weapons to the USSR [[/note]] 1957-1964
20th Mar '17 8:05:17 PM JamesAustin
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[[caption-width-right:339:Doctor Doom? [[ComicBook/NormanOsborn The Green Goblin?]] The '' '''[[BoldInflation real]]''' menace is those '''damn superheroes'''!''[[note]]But then again, this panel is from a ''WhatIf'' story that ends with Ben Grimm now an insane rampaging menace as the Thing with the equivalent strength of the Hulk. [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer But this]] ''[[AllOfTheOtherReindeer is]]'' the Franchise/MarvelUniverse, so many of you probably wouldn't be able to tell the difference if we didn't tell you.[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:339:Doctor Doom? [[caption-width-right:339:ComicBook/DoctorDoom? [[ComicBook/NormanOsborn The Green Goblin?]] Goblin]]? The '' '''[[BoldInflation real]]''' menace is those '''damn superheroes'''!''[[note]]But then again, this panel is from a ''WhatIf'' story that ends with Ben Grimm now an insane rampaging menace as the Thing with the equivalent strength of the Hulk. [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer But this]] ''[[AllOfTheOtherReindeer is]]'' the Franchise/MarvelUniverse, so many of you probably wouldn't be able to tell the difference if we didn't tell you.[[/note]]]]
10th Jan '17 6:44:21 PM Blazer
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* ''ComicBook/NewAvengers2015:'' General Robert L. Maverick, who's introduced angrily rejecting the possibility of talking things out with Avengers Idea Mechanics, and goes straight to siccing a giant green fire-breathing lizard on them. The next issue even introduces him with a caption stating that aforementioned General Ross thinks he's too extreme.

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* ''ComicBook/NewAvengers2015:'' General Robert L. Maverick, who's introduced angrily rejecting the possibility of talking things out with Avengers Idea Mechanics, and goes straight to siccing a giant green fire-breathing lizard on them. The next issue even introduces him with a caption stating that aforementioned General Ross thinks he's too extreme. He does mellow out considerably by the time of ''ComicBook/USAvengers'', setting up a deal to turn AIM into a true force of good working alongside S.H.I.E.L.D.. He even gets to be the Red Hulk!
13th Nov '16 12:51:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[{{Badass}} Yondaime Raikage]] has many shades of this in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', instead of listening to Naruto about what Sasuke's motives could be, he immediately tells him that when he kills Sasuke it's up to Naruto to NOT to make it a chain of hatred. He is also willing to go to any means in fighting Sasuke, to the point where he sacrifices his ARM just to hit him instead of trying a long ranged attack. Technically subverted though, he has a ''good reason'' to hate Sasuke and want to kill him with that much force. [[spoiler: In the War, he defers solely to [[TheStrategist Shikaku]]'s knowledge, or lets Onoki and Tsunade take the lead in leading the Kages.]]

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* [[{{Badass}} Yondaime Raikage]] Raikage has many shades of this in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', instead of listening to Naruto about what Sasuke's motives could be, he immediately tells him that when he kills Sasuke it's up to Naruto to NOT to make it a chain of hatred. He is also willing to go to any means in fighting Sasuke, to the point where he sacrifices his ARM just to hit him instead of trying a long ranged attack. Technically subverted though, he has a ''good reason'' to hate Sasuke and want to kill him with that much force. [[spoiler: In the War, he defers solely to [[TheStrategist Shikaku]]'s knowledge, or lets Onoki and Tsunade take the lead in leading the Kages.]]
18th Oct '16 6:39:46 AM TheNerevarine
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* ''ComicBook/BadPlanet'' has the aptly named General Wahrmunger, who takes charge of the US after the President and other chiefs of states go AWOL when an hostile alien invasion takes place in Washington D.C., as he is the highest ranking officer and [[EstablishingCharacterMoment his first order]] is to [[NuclearOption nuke the entire city to kingdom come]].
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