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7th Jan '17 4:07:14 PM nombretomado
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* In the [[StarFleetBattles Star Fleet Universe]], whose origins spring from the original ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'' TV show, this is how the Federation views the Klingons, but sourcebooks dealing with the Klingons say otherwise. As stated in #4 of ''Ten Myths About the Klingons'' in '''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} Klingons:'''

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* In the [[StarFleetBattles [[TabletopGame/StarFleetBattles Star Fleet Universe]], whose origins spring from the original ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'' TV show, this is how the Federation views the Klingons, but sourcebooks dealing with the Klingons say otherwise. As stated in #4 of ''Ten Myths About the Klingons'' in '''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} Klingons:'''



* In the [[StarFleetBattles Star Fleet Universe]] fiction story ''Mutiny on the Demonslayer'', Commodore Jark Valgan attempts to assassinate his superior, Admiral Korvik, so as to take his position. Valgan is an ethnic Klingon.

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* In the [[StarFleetBattles [[TabletopGame/StarFleetBattles Star Fleet Universe]] fiction story ''Mutiny on the Demonslayer'', Commodore Jark Valgan attempts to assassinate his superior, Admiral Korvik, so as to take his position. Valgan is an ethnic Klingon.
2nd Jan '17 3:32:11 PM Gingerkitteh
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*** This was actually how the Imperial succession was supposed to work: the Emperor and the Senate choose the successor as soon as the right person appeared, who would then become the Emperor at the death of his predecessor. Sadly most Emperors had the bad habit of choosing their sons as successors, leading to this trope when the PraetorianGuard failed to kill an incompetent successor in time (an traditional and unofficial duty of the Guard was to [[BodyguardBetrayal kill the emperor if he proved too incompetent, corrupt or depraved]], starting when the Praetorians killed [[UsefulNotes/{{Caligula}} Caligula]] and all of his possible successors other than Claudius, who was either the OnlySaneMan of the family or [[ObfuscatingStupidity thought too stupid to do any damage]]).

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*** This was actually how the Imperial succession was supposed to work: the Emperor and the Senate choose the successor as soon as the right person appeared, who would then become the Emperor at the death of his predecessor. Sadly most Emperors had the bad habit of choosing their sons as successors, leading to this trope when the PraetorianGuard failed to kill an incompetent successor in time (an (a traditional and unofficial duty of the Guard was to [[BodyguardBetrayal kill the emperor if he proved too incompetent, corrupt or depraved]], starting when the Praetorians killed [[UsefulNotes/{{Caligula}} Caligula]] and all of his possible successors other than Claudius, who was either the OnlySaneMan of the family or [[ObfuscatingStupidity thought too stupid to do any damage]]).
26th Dec '16 8:01:20 PM PaulA
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* In an episode of the short-lived ''Series/FlashGordon'' TV series, [[MagnificentBastard Ming]] forces Flash and Barin to fight to the death for Princess Aura. Barin easily beats Flash (Flash isn't much of a fighter) but then turns around and throws the poisoned weapon at Ming. Ming falls over and is presumed dead. Both combatants are imprisoned, but Aura (who is currently in charge) lets them go and reveals that she has replaced the poison with a sedative that temporarily mimics death, so Ming will soon wake up. After Ming comes to, he's disappointed that Aura hasn't followed this trope, claiming she's unworthy to be a leader. In the last episode before the series cancellation, Aura and [[spoiler:her brother]] have captured Ming, and he's being led to a gas chamber to be executed. As he speaks with his daughter for the last time, Aura (with tears in her eyes) tells him that it's necessary. Ming's last words? He tells her he can finally be proud of her. [[spoiler:He doesn't die]].

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* In an episode of the short-lived ''Series/FlashGordon'' ''Series/{{Flash Gordon|2007}}'' TV series, [[MagnificentBastard Ming]] forces Flash and Barin to fight to the death for Princess Aura. Barin easily beats Flash (Flash isn't much of a fighter) but then turns around and throws the poisoned weapon at Ming. Ming falls over and is presumed dead. Both combatants are imprisoned, but Aura (who is currently in charge) lets them go and reveals that she has had replaced the poison with a sedative that temporarily mimics death, so Ming will soon wake up. After Ming comes to, he's disappointed that Aura hasn't followed this trope, claiming she's unworthy to be a leader. In the last episode before the series cancellation, Aura and [[spoiler:her brother]] have captured Ming, and he's being led to a gas chamber to be executed. As he speaks with his daughter for the last time, Aura (with tears in her eyes) tells him that it's necessary. Ming's last words? He tells her he can finally be proud of her. [[spoiler:He doesn't die]].
13th Dec '16 1:26:45 PM DastardlyDemolition
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** Orc strongholds have this as their way of deciding new chieftains. Their god, the Daedric Prince Malacath, sees this as a good thing; in order to protect themselves the orcs have to prove that their leader is strong enough to protect them all. Chief Yamarz of Largashbur is implied to be the source of the stronghold's curse as he uses his cunning to weasel his way out of problems instead of facing them head on, leading to the local giants to attack the stronghold. He tries to kill the Dragonborn after they fight their way to Volendrung, Malacath's hammer, proving he was never worthy to be chieftain in Malacath's eyes. Gularzob is chosen to be the new chieftain after his rightful death, but he doesn't know why.
30th Nov '16 12:12:32 AM PaulA
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* Invoked in Creator/DianeDuane's ''Franchise/StarTrek'' novel ''Doctor's Orders'', in which a Klingon starship shows up after Kirk inexplicably vanishes on an alien planet. Not wanting to explain this to an enemy, [=McCoy=] (who Kirk put in charge just before he went missing) instead claims to have killed him in a duel and taken command.

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* Invoked in Creator/DianeDuane's ''Franchise/StarTrek'' novel ''Doctor's Orders'', ''Literature/DoctorsOrders'', in which a Klingon starship shows up after Kirk inexplicably vanishes on an alien planet. Not wanting to explain this to an enemy, [=McCoy=] (who Kirk put in charge just before he went missing) instead claims to have killed him in a duel and taken command.
30th Oct '16 10:11:12 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{Traveller}}''. In the Third Imperium's history, there was a period where naval admirals would kill the current Emperor and take the title themselves. They were called the "Emperors of the Flag". In 2nd Edition ''[=MegaTraveller=]'', Archduke Dulinor assassinated Emperor Strephon and tried to take his place, but failed.

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* ''{{Traveller}}''.''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}''. In the Third Imperium's history, there was a period where naval admirals would kill the current Emperor and take the title themselves. They were called the "Emperors of the Flag". In 2nd Edition ''[=MegaTraveller=]'', Archduke Dulinor assassinated Emperor Strephon and tried to take his place, but failed.



* In the [[StarFleetBattles Star Fleet Universe]], whose origins spring from the original ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'' TV show, this is how the Federation views the Klingons, but sourcebooks dealing with the Klingons say otherwise. As stated in #4 of ''Ten Myths About the Klingons'' in '''{{GURPS}} Klingons:'''

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* In the [[StarFleetBattles Star Fleet Universe]], whose origins spring from the original ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'' TV show, this is how the Federation views the Klingons, but sourcebooks dealing with the Klingons say otherwise. As stated in #4 of ''Ten Myths About the Klingons'' in '''{{GURPS}} '''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} Klingons:'''



* ''{{Champions}}''. The VIPER organization has often allowed its members to advance by murdering their superiors. For example, in the 5th Edition ''Viper: Coils of the Serpent'' supplement Redstone became Commandant of the Vancouver VIPERís Nest after killing the former Nest Leader.

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* ''{{Champions}}''.''TabletopGame/{{Champions}}''. The VIPER organization has often allowed its members to advance by murdering their superiors. For example, in the 5th Edition ''Viper: Coils of the Serpent'' supplement Redstone became Commandant of the Vancouver VIPERís Nest after killing the former Nest Leader.
30th Oct '16 5:22:22 AM Morgenthaler
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A common subtrope is the ChallengingTheChief trope where the role of boss goes to whoever's the biggest {{Badass}}, who can kill any other {{Badass}} in ritual combat.

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A common subtrope is the ChallengingTheChief trope where the role of boss goes to whoever's the biggest {{Badass}}, badass, who can kill any other {{Badass}} badass in ritual combat.
29th Oct '16 1:57:06 PM nombretomado
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* This is pretty much how Kormir became a god in GuildWars: Nightfall, and for that matter what happened after Grenth defeated the previous god of death, Dhuum. It's implied Grenth wasn't the first, too.

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* This is pretty much how Kormir became a god in GuildWars: Nightfall, ''VideoGame/GuildWars: Nightfall'', and for that matter what happened after Grenth defeated the previous god of death, Dhuum. It's implied Grenth wasn't the first, too.
28th Oct '16 9:27:24 PM Fireblood
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* ''Series/MurderInTheFirst'': Sugar Cascade's second in command tries to take control of his gang this way.
13th Oct '16 4:03:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/AgeOfTheWolf'': In advanced werewolf society it's an accepted custom to challenge the female Alpha in a DuelToTheDeath and take her place if successful. The main villain of the final arc is introduced when she takes out a half-dozen challengers.
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