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22nd Apr '17 5:12:05 PM nombretomado
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* ''SuikodenIV'': Snowe is eventually given a ship of his own to command and sent out as Razril's official pirate hunter. This was done to keep him from seeing [[spoiler: just how much Razril was suffering from his new Kooluk allies occupying the town]].

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* ''SuikodenIV'': ''VideoGame/SuikodenIV'': Snowe is eventually given a ship of his own to command and sent out as Razril's official pirate hunter. This was done to keep him from seeing [[spoiler: just how much Razril was suffering from his new Kooluk allies occupying the town]].
18th Apr '17 8:45:52 AM BeerBaron
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** ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'': Several of the Guild Hall Leaders (which sounds important, but all they can really do is write recommendations for newcomers) were given their position as such because Traven didn't want them around the Arcane University itself. Between the [[MadOracle incoherent seer Dagail]] and [[TheFriendNobodyLikes the suck-up Jeanne Fransoric]], you can almost understand why people say Traven has weakened the Guild as a whole.

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** ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'': ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'': Several of the Guild Hall Leaders (which sounds important, but all they can really do is write recommendations for newcomers) were given their position as such because Traven didn't want them around the Arcane University itself. Between the [[MadOracle incoherent seer Dagail]] and [[TheFriendNobodyLikes the suck-up Jeanne Fransoric]], you can almost understand why people say Traven has weakened the Guild as a whole.
11th Apr '17 4:52:58 PM Adeon
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** As someone else notes later (to illustrate how incompetent he is) Mr. Kornada is in charge of ensuring an adequate supply of paperclips ''in a paperless office''.
10th Apr '17 5:49:32 AM Jeduthun
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* Played hilariously as the fate of the Head of [[BoardingSchoolOfHorrors Experiment House]] in ''Literature/TheSilverChair'':
--> "After that, the Head's friends saw that the Head was no use as a Head, so they got her made an Inspector to interfere with other Heads. And when they found she wasn't much good even at that, [[AcceptablePoliticalTargets they got her into Parliament]] where she lived happily ever after."
27th Mar '17 8:09:53 PM Josh47
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* In 1962, the Conservative government of Harold Macmillan wanted to bring a "bright young man" called Michael Heseltine into the Cabinet' however,he was not yet an MP (his last attempt at getting elected, in 1955, had failed; he had lost his deposit in what until then had been a safe seat); so the Tories persuaded their MP for Orpington North, who had held the seat for 30 years, to "apply for the Chiltern Hundreds"; however, his constituents objected to the loss of a good, diligent, hard-working MP, and the imposition of an arrogant, untried "whipper-snapper"; unwilling to vote Labour in the subsequent by-election, they switched en masse to the Liberal candidate, Eric Lubbock, creating a surprise victory for the Liberals, their first victory in a by-election since 1926! Heseltine had to wair until 1964 before he could be elected (he later joined Ted Heath's Cabinet in 1970); Lubbock was raised to the peerage as Lord Avebury in 1974.
16th Mar '17 4:59:21 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** Vir got the job of Londo's attache because his family wanted to get rid of him, presumably because of his unpopular progressive political views. He says at one point that his uncle told him that he and Londo were "made for each other."

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** Vir got the job of Londo's attache because his family wanted to get rid of him, presumably because of his unpopular progressive political views. He says at one point that his uncle told him that he and Londo were "made for each other."" When Londo's star was on the rise the government actually tried to replace Vir to cover their ass over the insult of assigning him in the first place; Londo had to threaten to resign to prevent it.
10th Mar '17 7:58:33 PM snichols1973
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* In '''WesternAnimation/LeroyAndStitch''', Pleakley is promoted to the chair of Earth studies at G.A.C.C., the Galactic Alliance Community College, but he is disappointed to find that he doesn't give lectures or teach classes; his job title is supervising professor.
3rd Mar '17 8:28:27 AM BeerBaron
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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'': Several of the Guild Hall Leaders (which sounds important, but all they can really do is write recommendations for newcomers) were given their position as such because Traven didn't want them around the Arcane University itself. Between the [[MadOracle incoherent seer Dagail]] and [[TheFriendNobodyLikes the suck-up Jeanne Fransoric]], you can almost understand why people say Traven has weakened the Guild as a whole.
** Back in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' it was implied that this is why Trebonius Artorius is Archmage of the Vvardenfell Guild -- he was a genuinely talented Battlemage, and he hadn't broken any rules, so he couldn't be kicked out of the Guild, but he was still an annoying idiot. Promoting him to Guildmaster of one of the most backwater branches of the entire guild got him out of the hairs of the important members of the Guild back in Cyrodiil with a minimum of complaints and issues.

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'':
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', it is implied that this is how the incompetent Trebonius Artorius ended up as the Archmage of the Vvardenfell branch of the Mages Guild. He is a legitimately talented [[MagicKnight Battlemage]], but his mainland superiors grew tired of his incompetence. Since he hadn't broken any rules, they couldn't kick him out of the Guild, so they put him in charge of of [[ReassignedToAntarctica the most backwater province in the empire]] to keep him from mucking things up elsewhere, with a minimum of complaints and issues. (Save for those complaints by his new underlings in Vvardenfell.)
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''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'': Several of the Guild Hall Leaders (which sounds important, but all they can really do is write recommendations for newcomers) were given their position as such because Traven didn't want them around the Arcane University itself. Between the [[MadOracle incoherent seer Dagail]] and [[TheFriendNobodyLikes the suck-up Jeanne Fransoric]], you can almost understand why people say Traven has weakened the Guild as a whole.
** Back in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' it was implied that this is why Trebonius Artorius is Archmage of the Vvardenfell Guild -- he was a genuinely talented Battlemage, and he hadn't broken any rules, so he couldn't be kicked out of the Guild, but he was still an annoying idiot. Promoting him to Guildmaster of one of the most backwater branches of the entire guild got him out of the hairs of the important members of the Guild back in Cyrodiil with a minimum of complaints and issues.
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22nd Feb '17 3:14:19 PM ZimFan89
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* In many nations with a bicameral legislature, most if not all actual political power is in the lower house, leaving upper house (such as the Canadian Senate and British House of Lords) as little more than an honorary position.
21st Feb '17 8:33:31 AM PhiSat
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* After the colossal backlash against ''VideoGame/TalesOfZestiria'' in Japan and Hideo Baba's [[SmallNameBigEgo unwillingness to talk about the matter to fans and dodging PR appearances]], he was promoted to a new role that did essentially nothing. He quit from Namco Bandai six months later and joined Square Enix.
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