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18th Jun '16 3:54:53 PM intastiel
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* The BigBad of ''WebAnimation/MadnessCombat'' is a HumanoidAbomination [[LivingShadow made of darkness]] who runs multiple extensive paramilitary facilities, a huge organization of {{Super Soldier}}s, a night-unlimited arsenal, and multiple {{Reality Warp}}ing engines; and whose rogue employees are {{One Man Arm|y}}ies in themselves. He's [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep called]] The Auditor. Presumably, "Somewhere in Nevada" takes tax evasion ''very'' seriously.

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* The BigBad of ''WebAnimation/MadnessCombat'' is a HumanoidAbomination [[LivingShadow made of darkness]] who runs multiple extensive paramilitary facilities, a huge organization of {{Super Soldier}}s, a night-unlimited nigh-unlimited arsenal, and multiple {{Reality Warp}}ing engines; and whose rogue employees are {{One Man Arm|y}}ies in themselves. He's [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep called]] The Auditor. Presumably, "Somewhere in Nevada" takes tax evasion ''very'' seriously.
18th Jun '16 3:54:32 PM intastiel
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* The BigBad of ''WebAnimation/MadnessCombat'' is a HumanoidAbomination [[LivingShadow made of darkness]] who runs multiple extensive paramilitary facilities, a huge organization of {{Super Soldier}}s, a night-unlimited arsenal, and multiple {{Reality Warp}}ing engines; and whose rogue employees are {{One Man Arm|y}}ies in themselves. He's [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep called]] The Auditor. Presumably, "Somewhere in Nevada" takes tax evasion ''very'' seriously.
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10th Jun '16 11:04:30 AM Doug86
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* The title of "Führer", which UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler adopted when he became leader of the Nazi Party and elevated to a government title when they took power in Germany can be simply translated to "guide", although it is generally translated as "leader", which is more in line with fascist philosophy. Although not even nearly as ubiquitously used as Führer, Hitler also awarded himself a number of bombastic titles over the years designed specifically to invoke this trope, including "First Soldier of the German Reich", "First Worker of the New Germany", and "Supreme Judge of the German People". In something of an overlap with ModestRoyalty, Hitler's ceremonial uniform was also much more staid than you would expect from a man in the process of conquering the world. He wore a plain uniform with only the awards that he earned in UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne, which looks funny in contrast to, say, Goering, who {{bling|OfWar}}ed it up with silks and furs and every medal he could lay his fat hands on.

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* The title of "Führer", which UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler adopted when he became leader of the Nazi Party and elevated to a government title when they took power in Germany can be simply translated to "guide", although it is generally translated as "leader", which is more in line with fascist philosophy. Although not even nearly as ubiquitously used as Führer, Hitler also awarded himself a number of bombastic titles over the years designed specifically to invoke this trope, including "First Soldier of the German Reich", "First Worker of the New Germany", and "Supreme Judge of the German People". In something of an overlap with ModestRoyalty, Hitler's ceremonial uniform was also much more staid than you would expect from a man in the process of conquering the world. He wore a plain uniform with only the awards that he earned in UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne, UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, which looks funny in contrast to, say, Goering, who {{bling|OfWar}}ed it up with silks and furs and every medal he could lay his fat hands on.
6th Jun '16 11:40:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* The {{Foundation}} series by Creator/IsaacAsimov has a series of powerful offices and personages, all distinct from one another, that match the trope exactly.

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* The {{Foundation}} Literature/{{Foundation}} series by Creator/IsaacAsimov has a series of powerful offices and personages, all distinct from one another, that match the trope exactly.
31st May '16 4:02:38 AM Doug86
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* In AndreNorton's ''Literature/{{Catseye}}'', the BlueBlood customers of Kyger's have many titles; one is merely Citizen Dragur, though.

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* In AndreNorton's Creator/AndreNorton's ''Literature/{{Catseye}}'', the BlueBlood customers of Kyger's have many titles; one is merely Citizen Dragur, though.
14th May '16 8:42:26 AM Jhonny
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* Nicaragua is ripe with this trope. Back in the 1930s, rebel leader Augusto C Sandino who had no official title whatsoever and started out with a RagtagBunchOfMisfits for an army (he borrowed his starting capital from local prostitutes) came to control half the country, until he was murdered by Anastasio Somoza, who went on to become "Head of the National Guard", and even though he (and later his two sons) were in and out of the presidency due to constitutional constraints on infinite reelection, nobody was fooled as to the true ruler of the country until the fall of Anastasio Somoza jr. in 1979. Current (as of 2016) President Daniel Ortega abolished the rule that a President cannot be reelected with the InsaneTrollLogic that this part of the constitution is unconstitutional, but he himself has stated that as a sign of feminism he has given half his power to his wife, Rosario Murillo, yet some observers say, she is really the ManBehindTheMan or in that case the woman behind the man, despite being the ''de jure'' President of jack squat.

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* Nicaragua is ripe with this trope. Back in the 1930s, rebel leader Augusto C Sandino who had no official title whatsoever and started out with a RagtagBunchOfMisfits for an army (he borrowed his starting capital from local prostitutes) came to control half the country, until he was murdered by Anastasio Somoza, who went on to become "Head of the National Guard", and even though he (and later his two sons) were in and out of the presidency due to constitutional constraints on infinite reelection, nobody was fooled as to the true ruler of the country until the fall of Anastasio Somoza jr. in 1979. Current (as of 2016) President Daniel Ortega abolished the rule that a President cannot be reelected with the InsaneTrollLogic that this part of the constitution is unconstitutional, but he himself has stated that as a sign of feminism he has given half his power to his wife, Rosario Murillo, yet some observers say, she is really the ManBehindTheMan or in that case the woman behind the man, despite being the ''de jure'' President of jack squat. Her only official title being "Chairwoman of the Citizen's Councils" something the Sandinistas made up.
14th May '16 12:50:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[ColonelBadass Colonel]] Santiago from ''SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'', leader of the CrazyPrepared Spartan Federation. Other examples include Chairman Yang, Commissioner Lal, [[ChurchMilitant Sister]] Miriam, [[{{Pirates}} Captain]] Svensgard, [[OneNationUnderCopyright CEO]] Morgan, [[MadScientist Provost]] Zakharov, Foreman Domai... Big-shot titles are more of an exception than the norm, even by the leaders of the alien factions.

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* [[ColonelBadass Colonel]] Santiago from ''SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'', ''VideoGame/SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'', leader of the CrazyPrepared Spartan Federation. Other examples include Chairman Yang, Commissioner Lal, [[ChurchMilitant Sister]] Miriam, [[{{Pirates}} Captain]] Svensgard, [[OneNationUnderCopyright CEO]] Morgan, [[MadScientist Provost]] Zakharov, Foreman Domai... Big-shot titles are more of an exception than the norm, even by the leaders of the alien factions.
3rd May '16 7:46:56 PM LordInsane
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* During the so-called Age of Liberty in Sweden, the single most powerful man in Sweden was, for the most part, not the King but the Chancery President (though their power were ''far'' from as large as the monarchs had been, as they were ultimately responsible to the Estates). Formally they headed the Chancery College, the central coordinating bureaucratic agency, and in that role were a delegate to the ruling Council of State. In practice, they had a leading position in the Council of State to the point of being a de facto head of government, as well as having responsibility for foreign affairs.
13th Apr '16 2:55:38 PM Aquillion
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* Citizen Dawn, from from TabletopGame/SentinelsOfTheMultiverse, is a superhuman supremacist worshiped by her followers as a ''god''. Nonetheless, all superhumans in her faction, including herself, are merely referred to as "citizen."
12th Apr '16 10:02:29 AM Jhonny
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** The German title "Kanzler" (often translated as chancellor) did not originally mean "head of the government" either. The term originated in the medieval period derived from Latin canellarius and initially described a glorified clerk. And as a matter of fact, the German federal chancellor (Bundeskanzler or in case of a woman holding that office Bundeskanzlerin) is ''not'' the first citizen. In the official order of protocol the Bundespräsident is the undisputed number one, with the number two being either the President of the parliament or the President pro tempore of the Bundesrat (the upper chamber made up of appointed representatives of TheSixteenLandsOfGermany; the position of president pro tempore rotates among the heads of the sixteen states) and the Bundeskanzler being somewhere down the line. As a further emphasis how "unimportant" the office of Bundeskanzler is, their official residence, the Bundeskanzleramt in Berlin is both lower and within viewing distance of the parliament (Bundestag). Given however, that the Bundeskanzler almost always has the support of the majority of the Bundestag, and is often the leader of one of the major parties, the real power is usually reversed.

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** The German title "Kanzler" (often translated as chancellor) did not originally mean "head of the government" either. The term originated in the medieval period derived from Latin canellarius and initially described a glorified clerk. And as a matter of fact, the German federal chancellor (Bundeskanzler or in case of a woman holding that office Bundeskanzlerin) is ''not'' the first citizen. In the official order of protocol the Bundespräsident is the undisputed number one, with the number two being either the President of the parliament or the President pro tempore of the Bundesrat (the upper chamber made up of appointed representatives of TheSixteenLandsOfGermany; TheSixteenLandsOfDeutschland; the position of president pro tempore rotates among the heads of the sixteen states) and the Bundeskanzler being somewhere down the line. As a further emphasis how "unimportant" the office of Bundeskanzler is, their official residence, the Bundeskanzleramt in Berlin is both lower and within viewing distance of the parliament (Bundestag). Given however, that the Bundeskanzler almost always has the support of the majority of the Bundestag, and is often the leader of one of the major parties, the real power is usually reversed.
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