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9th May '16 11:21:11 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* After the TimeSkip, most of the heroes of ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' find themselves leading the new planetary government. This is examined in greater detail than in most series: While they're all extremely popular with the people at large, what with the whole liberating humanity thing, the majority have no interest in or aptitude for politics, and hand off the ''real'' responsibilities to people who actually know what they're doing.

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* After the TimeSkip, most of the heroes of ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' find themselves leading the new planetary government. This is examined in greater detail than in most series: While they're all extremely popular with the people at large, what with the whole liberating humanity thing, the majority have no interest in or aptitude for politics, and hand off the ''real'' responsibilities to people who actually know what they're doing.
8th Apr '16 10:35:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* This has tragic consequences in ''ThirdWatch''. "Doc" is a highly competent and heroic paramedic who regularly declines promotions to supervisor because it is a desk job. He is finally guilted into taking the promotion after nine-eleven but it soon becomes apparent that he cannot handle the job. When he is fired he has a nervous breakdown and ends up taking the fire station hostage.
* Series/{{Merlin}} gets his job as Arthur's manservant as a 'reward' from Uther for saving Arthur's life.

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* This has tragic consequences in ''ThirdWatch''.''Series/ThirdWatch''. "Doc" is a highly competent and heroic paramedic who regularly declines promotions to supervisor because it is a desk job. He is finally guilted into taking the promotion after nine-eleven but it soon becomes apparent that he cannot handle the job. When he is fired he has a nervous breakdown and ends up taking the fire station hostage.
* Series/{{Merlin}} ''Series/{{Merlin 2008}}'': Merlin gets his job as Arthur's manservant as a 'reward' from Uther for saving Arthur's life.
5th Mar '16 10:35:38 AM nombretomado
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* In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', Steve Rogers starts out as a fresh private who becomes CaptainAmerica for propaganda purposes, but is made an official captain after his rescue of imprisoned troops and capture of HYDRA weaponry.

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* In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', Steve Rogers starts out as a fresh private who becomes CaptainAmerica ComicBook/CaptainAmerica for propaganda purposes, but is made an official captain after his rescue of imprisoned troops and capture of HYDRA weaponry.
13th Dec '15 5:10:34 PM Nezumi
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13th Dec '15 5:09:57 PM Nezumi
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13th Dec '15 5:09:40 PM Nezumi
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* Averted in the 2011 Free Comic Book Day story for ''ComicBooks/AtomicRobo''. Emma both manages to distract Dr. Dinosaur and get him into position for the team to take him down through an act of recklessness, and finished the life's work of one of Robo's former employees... but he points out that he can't hire her because she's roughly '''ten years old''' -- he says she has a shot at it once she's older if she plays her cards right, though.

24th Apr '15 8:09:40 AM Odon
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* In ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', episode "Valiant", Tim Watters is promoted to captain of the USS Valiant on these grounds and ends up destroying the ship as a result of poor judgement
** A war hero from the Bajoran resistance to the Cardassian occupation gets a new title dedicated to him, Navarch, as well as becoming the Bajoran liaison to Deep Space Nine. He feels qualified for neither.

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* In ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', episode "Valiant", Tim Watters is promoted to captain of the USS Valiant on these grounds and ends up destroying the ship as a result of poor judgement
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''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''. A war hero from the Bajoran resistance to the Cardassian occupation gets a new title dedicated to him, Navarch, as well as becoming the Bajoran liaison to Deep Space Nine. He feels qualified for neither.
2nd Feb '15 12:44:22 PM hbi2k
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* In ''IrresponsibleCaptainTylor'', the title character is KickedUpstairs after accidentally(!) resolving a hostage situtation to command of the ''Soyokaze''. The strategy to sideline him backfires dramatically.
* Subversion: TengenToppaGurrenLagann: After the first arc ends, the heroes who defeated the EvilOverlord are all in charge of some government department or other. Unfortunately, it turns out that being HotBlooded works well for piloting mecha that run on enthusiasm, but not so much for politics.
31st Oct '14 8:41:17 AM ForsytheTheWeird
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* After the TimeSkip, most of the heroes of ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' find themselves leading the new planetary government. This is examined in greater detail than in most series: While they're all extremely popular with the people at large, what with the whole liberating humanity thing, the majority have no interest in or aptitude for politics, and hand off the ''real'' responsibilities to people who actually know what they're doing.
6th Oct '14 10:38:49 PM nombretomado
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* In GKChesterton's ''TheManWhoWasThursday'', Syme protests, and learns why

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* In GKChesterton's ''TheManWhoWasThursday'', ''Literature/TheManWhoWasThursday'', Syme protests, and learns why
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