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26th Apr '16 4:18:19 PM Discar
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* '''Divine Right:''' [[AGodAmI The villain claims to be a god]] or has the blessing of a god to be TheLeader. Alternatively, may be a DarkMessiah faking/actually possessing either divine or demonic backing. Doesn't matter if they are Good or Evil; they will sometimes be worshipped and followed purely because they are divine.

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* '''Divine Right:''' [[AGodAmI The villain claims to be a god]] or [[DivineRightOfKings has the blessing of a god god]] to be TheLeader. Alternatively, may be a DarkMessiah faking/actually possessing either divine or demonic backing. Doesn't matter if they are Good or Evil; they will sometimes be worshipped and followed purely because they are divine.
5th Apr '16 2:57:46 PM margdean56
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* Subverted in ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Captain Vorpatril's Alliance]]'': the Barayarrans presumed that the Jewels, Baronne Cordona's genetically modified "dance troupe" of spies and enforcers, had received loyalty conditioning when they were actually just as much her children as their more normal appearing siblings and were loyal out of love, as the good Captain learned when he discovered his love interest's "bodyguard" was actually her [[KnightTemplarBigBrother Knight Templar Big Sister]].

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* Subverted in ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Captain Vorpatril's Alliance]]'': the Barayarrans Barrayarans presumed that the Jewels, Baronne Cordona's genetically modified "dance troupe" of spies and enforcers, had received loyalty conditioning when they were actually just as much her children as their more normal appearing siblings and were loyal out of love, as the good Captain learned when he discovered his love interest's "bodyguard" was actually her [[KnightTemplarBigBrother Knight Templar Big Sister]].
5th Apr '16 2:49:39 PM margdean56
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* '''Authority:''' The legitimate authority fDaigure within an organization, such as an army, and his minions are under him on the organizational chart. The minions may or may not be aware of his true objectives, but follow him [[PunchClockVillain because it's their job to do so]]. The GeneralRipper, HangingJudge, and leaders of TheRemnant are examples of this. An EngineeredPublicConfession that proves he has betrayed the interest of the organization can bring him down, as can going through his superiors (if he has any), otherwise replacing him, or an EnemyCivilWar with other branches of service.

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* '''Authority:''' The legitimate authority fDaigure figure within an organization, such as an army, and his minions are under him on the organizational chart. The minions may or may not be aware of his true objectives, but follow him [[PunchClockVillain because it's their job to do so]]. The GeneralRipper, HangingJudge, and leaders of TheRemnant are examples of this. An EngineeredPublicConfession that proves he has betrayed the interest of the organization can bring him down, as can going through his superiors (if he has any), otherwise replacing him, or an EnemyCivilWar with other branches of service.
31st Mar '16 6:04:12 PM SkyHavenPath13
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* Frieza from the ''Manga/Dragonball'' franchise is a ''big'' fan of Fear and Power. He's orders of magnitude more powerful than the rest of his subordinates put together and a {{Sadist}} that has no problem killing them for trivial reasons. So they have little choice but to obey him.

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* Frieza from the ''Manga/Dragonball'' ''Manga/DragonBall'' franchise is a ''big'' fan of Fear and Power. He's orders of magnitude more powerful than the rest of his subordinates put together and a {{Sadist}} that has no problem killing them for trivial reasons. So they have little choice but to obey him.
31st Mar '16 10:50:45 AM DarkDuel
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* Darkseid, as in the comic book example above, rules through a combination of Fear, Power, Sadism, Indoctrination, and Divine Right. One of the best examples comes in the last episode of the series, when Superman soundly beats Darkseid on Apokolips. The people of Apokolips flock to their defeated leader and immediately help him rise to his feet, much to Superman's surprise.//

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* Darkseid, as in the comic book example above, rules through a combination of Fear, Power, Sadism, Indoctrination, and Divine Right. One of the best examples comes in the last episode of the series, when Superman soundly beats Darkseid on Apokolips. The people of Apokolips flock to their defeated leader and immediately help him rise to his feet, much to Superman's surprise.//
31st Mar '16 10:49:32 AM DarkDuel
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* '''Authority:''' The legitimate authority figure within an organization, such as an army, and his minions are under him on the organizational chart. The minions may or may not be aware of his true objectives, but follow him [[PunchClockVillain because it's their job to do so]]. The GeneralRipper, HangingJudge, and leaders of TheRemnant are examples of this. An EngineeredPublicConfession that proves he has betrayed the interest of the organization can bring him down, as can going through his superiors (if he has any), otherwise replacing him, or an EnemyCivilWar with other branches of service.

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* '''Authority:''' The legitimate authority figure fDaigure within an organization, such as an army, and his minions are under him on the organizational chart. The minions may or may not be aware of his true objectives, but follow him [[PunchClockVillain because it's their job to do so]]. The GeneralRipper, HangingJudge, and leaders of TheRemnant are examples of this. An EngineeredPublicConfession that proves he has betrayed the interest of the organization can bring him down, as can going through his superiors (if he has any), otherwise replacing him, or an EnemyCivilWar with other branches of service.



* Darkseid, as in the comic book example above, rules through a combination of Fear, Power, Sadism, Indoctrination, and Divine Right. One of the best examples comes in the last episode of the series, when Superman soundly beats Darkseid on Apokolips, after which the people flock to their defeated leader and immediately help him rise to his feet. Superman's surprise at this prompts Darkseid to make [[BadassBoast the following, very badass statement]]: "I am many things, Kal-El, but here...I am GOD."

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* Darkseid, as in the comic book example above, rules through a combination of Fear, Power, Sadism, Indoctrination, and Divine Right. One of the best examples comes in the last episode of the series, when Superman soundly beats Darkseid on Apokolips, after which the Apokolips. The people of Apokolips flock to their defeated leader and immediately help him rise to his feet. feet, much to Superman's surprise at this prompts Darkseid to make surprise.//
-->'''Darkseid:'''
[[BadassBoast the following, very badass statement]]: "I am many things, Kal-El, but here...I am GOD.""]]
28th Mar '16 2:26:35 PM DarkDuel
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Fear, Sadism, Power, Divine Right, and Indoctrination
28th Mar '16 10:08:58 AM DarkDuel
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* DIE! DIE! DIE FOR [[Comicbook/{{Darkseid}} DARKSEID]]! And the people of Apokolips obey, out of a combination of Fear, Sadism, Power, Divine Right, and Indoctrination.

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* DIE! DIE! DIE FOR [[Comicbook/{{Darkseid}} DARKSEID]]! And the people of Apokolips obey, out of a combination of Fear, Sadism, Power, Divine Right, and Indoctrination. He has also used Corruption and/or Mind Control on occasion as well, but those tend to be less permanent.


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* Darkseid, as in the comic book example above, rules through a combination of Fear, Power, Sadism, Indoctrination, and Divine Right. One of the best examples comes in the last episode of the series, when Superman soundly beats Darkseid on Apokolips, after which the people flock to their defeated leader and immediately help him rise to his feet. Superman's surprise at this prompts Darkseid to make [[BadassBoast the following, very badass statement]]: "I am many things, Kal-El, but here...I am GOD."
Fear, Sadism, Power, Divine Right, and Indoctrination
16th Mar '16 7:45:20 PM MJC
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** Doflamingo is notable for using almost ''all of the above''. For the general populace of the kingdom he rules, he uses a combination of Power, Fear, and Authority. For his lower-ranked subordinates it's all of those mixed in with genuine Respect (from some of them) and Fear of Losing Privileges. For his top ranked subordinates it's a combination of Respect and Popular Sovereignty (they chose to follow him at a young age after seeing his power). Doflamingo himself believes that he derives authority from Birthright/Divine Right since [[spoiler: he's a World Noble whose family left Marejois to live with commoners, which Doflamingo resents greatly]] even though he technically no longer has authority in that capacity. He also attempted to use Tykebomb Indoctrination and Corruption on Law as a kid [[spoiler: although it failed thanks to his brother's interference]] and uses Money to get the government to look the other way.
16th Mar '16 7:34:16 PM MJC
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* Frieza from the ''Manga/Dragonball'' franchise is a ''big'' fan of Fear and Power. He's orders of magnitude more powerful than the rest of his subordinates and a {{Sadist}} that has no problem killing them for trivial reasons. So they have little choice but to obey him.

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* Frieza from the ''Manga/Dragonball'' franchise is a ''big'' fan of Fear and Power. He's orders of magnitude more powerful than the rest of his subordinates put together and a {{Sadist}} that has no problem killing them for trivial reasons. So they have little choice but to obey him.
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