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25th Nov '17 9:13:03 PM JMQwilleran
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* A DeconstructedTrope in ''Brisingr'' from ''Literature/InheritanceCycle''. Roran, the brother of the main protagonist Eragon, has joined the Varden's army and been sent on a dangerous mission in of the town's of BigBad Galbatorix. He's been given temporary command of a group of warriors, but is still under the command himself of a captain who has just ordered a rock-headed strategy to attack the town that is essentially suicide, a head-on assault pretty much guaranteed to result in failure. After the captain leaves, Roran implements his own strategy, but warns that everyone in his group may be made to take the punishment. All follow him and he ends up killing nearly 200 enemy forces through his own strength, secures the victory, and ends up rescuing the idiot captain and what few soldiers of his own he has remaining. Afterwards, Roran is stripped of his weapon and left for appropriate punishment. Upon return to the Varden, Roran is hailed by a hero, but still ordered that he must take 100 lashes if he wishes to remain with the Varden, the Varden's leader Nasuada explaining that his punishment must be severe and must be public, or else others will believe they too can disobey orders and the chain of command will break down. Afterwards, she promotes him to captain, as he is too valuable to lose, and this way she can be sure that the only orders he can disobey are ''hers'', which had better only happen if it's in the process of directly killing Galbatorix.

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* A DeconstructedTrope in ''Brisingr'' from ''Literature/InheritanceCycle''. Roran, the brother of the main protagonist Eragon, has joined the Varden's army and been sent on a dangerous mission in one of the town's towns of BigBad Galbatorix. He's been given temporary command of a group of warriors, but is still under the command himself of a captain who has just ordered a rock-headed strategy to attack the town that is essentially suicide, a head-on assault pretty much guaranteed to result in failure. After the captain leaves, Roran implements his own strategy, but warns that everyone in his group may be made to take the punishment. All follow him and he ends up killing nearly 200 enemy forces through his own strength, secures the victory, and ends up rescuing the idiot captain and what few soldiers of his own he has remaining. Afterwards, Roran is stripped of his weapon and left for appropriate punishment. Upon return to the Varden, Roran is hailed by a hero, but still ordered that he must take 100 lashes if he wishes to remain with the Varden, the Varden's leader Nasuada explaining that his punishment must be severe and must be public, or else others will believe they too can disobey orders and the chain of command will break down. Afterwards, she promotes him to captain, as he is too valuable to lose, and this way she can be sure that the only orders he can disobey are ''hers'', which had better only happen if it's in the process of directly killing Galbatorix.
25th Nov '17 9:09:12 PM JMQwilleran
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* A DeconstructedTrope in ''Brisingr'' from ''Literature/InheritanceCycle''. Roran, the brother of the main protagonist Eragon, has joined the Varden's army and been sent on a dangerous mission in of the town's of BigBad Galbatorix. He's been given temporary command of a group of warriors, but is still under the command himself of a captain who has just ordered a rock-headed strategy to attack the town that is essentially suicide, a head-on assault pretty much guaranteed to result in failure. After the captain leaves, Roran implements his own strategy, but warns that everyone in his group may be made to take the punishment. All follow him and he ends up killing nearly 200 enemy forces through his own strength, secures the victory, and ends up rescuing the idiot captain and what few soldiers of his own he has remaining. Afterwards, Roran is stripped of his weapon and left for appropriate punishment. Upon return to the Varden, Roran is hailed by a hero, but still ordered that he must take 100 lashes if he wishes to remain with the Varden, the Varden's leader Nasuada explaining that his punishment must be severe and must be public, or else others will believe they too can disobey orders and the chain of command will break down. Afterwards, she promotes him to captain, as he is too valuable to lose, and this way she can be sure that the only orders he can disobey are ''hers'', which had better only happen if it's in the process of directly killing Galbatorix.
26th Aug '17 11:58:22 AM darkemyst
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-->'''[[TheNameless Sweep 1]]''': "[[OnlySaneMan I think that plasma bath fried Galvatron's circuits.]]"

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-->'''[[TheNameless -->'''[[NoNameGiven Sweep 1]]''': "[[OnlySaneMan I think that plasma bath fried Galvatron's circuits.]]"
26th Jun '17 5:14:15 AM MCE
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* From Website/NotAlwaysRight: "[[http://notalwaysright.com/when-crazy-requests-reach-the-stratosphere/42893 When Crazy Requests Reach The Stratosphere]]" - "You’re not paid to think, so just put a new satellite up." "But ma'am, that would take several months and millions of dollars!" "You and I both know that's not true; I expect it up by tonight, and it better not affect my bill."

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* From Website/NotAlwaysRight: "[[http://notalwaysright.com/when-crazy-requests-reach-the-stratosphere/42893 "[[https://notalwaysright.com/when-crazy-requests-reach-the-stratosphere/81841/ When Crazy Requests Reach The Stratosphere]]" - "You’re not paid to think, so just put a new satellite up." "But ma'am, that would take several months and millions of dollars!" "You and I both know that's not true; I expect it up by tonight, and it better not affect my bill."
10th Apr '17 7:39:57 AM MugenKagemaru
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* ''Webcomic/MSPaintMasterpieces'': [[Franchise/MegaMan Dr. Wily]] believes that robots should only follow orders, and blames one of Enker's failures on the fact that he '''THOUGHT''' when Wily is the one who does the thinking "around here" regardless of Quintet pointing out the flaw in his logic.

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* ''Webcomic/MSPaintMasterpieces'': [[Franchise/MegaMan [[VideoGame/MegaManClassic Dr. Wily]] believes that robots should only follow orders, and blames one of Enker's [[VideoGame/MegaManDrWilysRevenge Enker's]] failures on the fact that he '''THOUGHT''' when Wily is the one who does the thinking "around here" regardless of Quintet [[VideoGame/MegaManII Quintet]] pointing out the flaw in his logic.
10th Apr '17 7:37:22 AM MugenKagemaru
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* One standalone strip in ''Webcomic/{{Fluble}}'' rides this for all its worth, with Clown's boss saying no less than three variations of it:
-->"Dammit Coinean, I don't pay you to ask relevant questions! I pay you to shred Arruda files!"\\\
"Dammit Coinean, I don't pay you to point out my obvious stupidity! I pay you to make Arruda files!"\\\
"Dammit Coinean, I don't pay you to shred Arruda files! I pay you to shred Arruda files!"


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* One standalone strip in ''Webcomic/{{Fluble}}'' rides this for all its worth, with Clown's boss saying no less than three variations of it:
-->"Dammit Coinean, I don't pay you to ask relevant questions! I pay you to shred Arruda files!"\\\
"Dammit Coinean, I don't pay you to point out my obvious stupidity! I pay you to make Arruda files!"\\\
"Dammit Coinean, I don't pay you to shred Arruda files! I pay you to shred Arruda files!"


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* ''Webcomic/MSPaintMasterpieces'': [[Franchise/MegaMan Dr. Wily]] believes that robots should only follow orders, and blames one of Enker's failures on the fact that he '''THOUGHT''' when Wily is the one who does the thinking "around here" regardless of Quintet pointing out the flaw in his logic.
3rd Apr '17 4:34:59 PM JMQwilleran
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Can overlap with IWarnedYou if the villain disregards something their henchman was trying to tell them, and it ends up being fatal.

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Can overlap with IWarnedYou if the villain disregards something their henchman was trying to tell them, and it ends up being fatal.
fatal. If your role is a YesMan, then you can simply assume that this is true and shouldn't need to have it said to you.
28th Mar '17 6:42:20 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''OnlyFoolsAndHorses'' episode "To Hull and Back", DirtyCop DCI Hoskins says this several times to his [[ServileSnarker subordinate and drive PC Hoskins]]. This ends up backfiring horribly on him, when it turns out the Met are onto his corrupt practices and Hoskins drives him into a police sting.

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* In the ''OnlyFoolsAndHorses'' ''Series/OnlyFoolsAndHorses'' episode "To Hull and Back", DirtyCop DCI Hoskins says this several times to his [[ServileSnarker subordinate and drive PC Hoskins]]. This ends up backfiring horribly on him, when it turns out the Met are onto his corrupt practices and Hoskins drives him into a police sting.
6th Feb '17 3:31:28 PM JMQwilleran
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* In "12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M." from the premiere season of ''Series/TwentyFour'', Kevin Carroll tries to explain to Ira Gaines about Jack Bauer having got the jump on him.
-->'''Carroll''': I thought I could handle him. I thought--
-->'''Gaines''': Stop thinking!
16th Jan '17 10:14:45 AM DanaO
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* This is inverted on ''Series/{{Newsradio}}'' in a episode. Dave brings a problem to Jimmy and Jimmy points out Dave was hired to worry about these problems so Jimmy doesn't have to deal with them.

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* This is inverted on ''Series/{{Newsradio}}'' in a episode. Dave brings a problem to Jimmy and Jimmy points out Dave was hired to worry about these problems so Jimmy doesn't have to deal with them. (It eventually turns out Jimmy is both the primary ''cause'' of the problem and the only one with authority to fix it... which he [[ObfuscatingInsanity may or may not]] have known from the start.)
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