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26th Jun '17 5:38:30 PM ZimFan89
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** General Lukin pulls this in Chapter 12 of the sequel, ''Ghosts of the Past'', when his MaskOfSanity slips off [[spoiler: and he executes President Volodya, becoming (through his patsies) the ''de facto'' ruler of Russia]].
23rd Jun '17 3:03:42 PM jormis29
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* In the pre-WW2 British film "Tower Of London" (somewhat loosely based on Shakespeare's "Richard III") Richard, Duke of Gloucester (Basil Rathbone) orders the assassinations of over a dozen people who stand between him and the throne, including his own brother Clarence,(Vincent Price) drowned in the proverbial barrell of wine ("a waste of good Malmsey"), and his nephews, the "Princes in the Tower".

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* In the pre-WW2 British film "Tower Of London" (somewhat loosely based on Shakespeare's "Richard III") Richard, Duke of Gloucester (Basil Rathbone) (Creator/BasilRathbone) orders the assassinations of over a dozen people who stand between him and the throne, including his own brother Clarence,(Vincent Price) Clarence,(Creator/VincentPrice) drowned in the proverbial barrell of wine ("a waste of good Malmsey"), and his nephews, the "Princes in the Tower".
20th Jun '17 3:18:01 PM kome360
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* ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}: Princess Snadhya'rune and her sisters killed their mother by forming a demon-summoning group on the outskirts of the Drow capital Chel, sending it in open war on the city, and burying their mother alive during the chaos while pinning the blame on the one sister who stayed loyal. The sisters used body doubles of the queen to rule from the lesser thrones, but they argue over actual policy. They've been fighting for the queen's throne ever since.
20th Jun '17 3:06:09 PM kome360
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* At the end of the first VideoGame/GodOfWar game [[spoiler:Kratos kills Ares and becomes the new Greek God of War.]]

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* At the end of the first VideoGame/GodOfWar game [[spoiler:Kratos game, Kratos kills Ares and becomes the new Greek God of War.]]War. Problem is, he's not exactly a worthy successor...
* GodOfWar4 reveals that [[spoiler:Kratos ascended to godhood again (against his will, interestingly) by killing all the Greek gods and then killing the final remaining god - himself]]. Once again, one of the worst successors possible.
17th Jun '17 4:24:25 PM LordInsane
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*** Several Guilds and Factions in the game require this in order to become the new faction leader. Notably, this includes [[spoiler:the Imperial Legion, the Fighters Guild, Great House Redoran, and the Mages Guild. The Mages Guild is actually optional, but taking the non-Klingon option leaves you co-leader with an [[KickedUpstairs incompetent]] [[ThePeterPrinciple buffoon]] and also means you won't be able to loot his powerful items]].

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*** Several Guilds and Factions in the game require this in order to become the new faction leader. Notably, this includes [[spoiler:the Imperial Legion, the Fighters Guild, Great House Redoran, and the Mages Guild. The Mages Guild is actually optional, but taking the non-Klingon option leaves you co-leader with an [[KickedUpstairs incompetent]] [[ThePeterPrinciple buffoon]] and also means you won't be able to loot his powerful items]].items -- you ''can'' still get your hands on them without killing him, but only after the main quest is done.]].
13th Jun '17 11:40:53 PM BigKlingy
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** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemPathOfRadiance'', Mad King Ashnard became king by killing not only his father, but everyone else in line for the throne. And, as ''Radiant Dawn'' reveals, quite a few innocents as well, given he did it via Blood Pact. Ashnard is TheSocialDarwinist, so this method is fitting.
7th Jun '17 7:21:27 PM nombretomado
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* And it may be how the ruling clique at [[SuperheroSchool WhateleyAcademy]] works in the WhateleyUniverse. More than one student has speculated that Team Kimba could become the Alphas just by beating down the current Alphas and laying claim to the position. And Team Kimba has already demonstrated they can do it if they want to.

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* And it may be how the ruling clique at [[SuperheroSchool WhateleyAcademy]] works in the WhateleyUniverse.Literature/WhateleyUniverse. More than one student has speculated that Team Kimba could become the Alphas just by beating down the current Alphas and laying claim to the position. And Team Kimba has already demonstrated they can do it if they want to.
7th Jun '17 4:44:18 PM BossKey
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* ''VideoGame/StarCraftIILegacyOfTheVoid'': Between the Tal'darim, a fanatical protoss faction, it's possible for one to climb the hierarchy by chalenging and defeating a higher-ranking individual. These duels, known as Rak'shir, involve the two protoss trying to push each other into a {{Lava Pit}}, in a combat that may take hours, and are watched by thousands of Tal'darim as source of entertainment. In an interesting twist, the followers of the two duelist are allowed to psychically support their leader, so it doesn't just come down to a contest of raw strength, but also a contest of who can get more Protoss to follow them.

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* ''VideoGame/StarCraftIILegacyOfTheVoid'': Between the Tal'darim, a fanatical protoss faction, it's possible for one to climb the hierarchy by chalenging challenging and defeating a higher-ranking individual. These duels, known as Rak'shir, involve the two protoss trying to push each other into a {{Lava Pit}}, in a combat that may take hours, and are watched by thousands of Tal'darim as source of entertainment. In an interesting twist, the followers of the two duelist duelists are allowed to psychically support their leader, so it doesn't just come down to a contest of raw strength, but also a contest of who can get more Protoss to follow them.them.
** This also comes with a bit of LoopholeAbuse in that you don't have to actually fight the Rak'shir duel yourself to rank up - so long as someone above you dies, you rise in rank, even if you weren't the one throwing down the gauntlet. [[ManipulativeBastard Alarak]] exploited this in the fluff to jump to First Ascendant ([[TheDragon the position directly under the Tal'darim leader, the Highlord]]) by setting up a Rak'shir duel between the previous First Ascendant and the Highlord where everyone above him in rank got killed.
28th May '17 11:40:01 AM IdentityUnknown
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* The [[Byzantine Empire later Romans]] were happy to continue this tradition, with their vague system of succession meaning people deposing and/or murdering the Emperor and getting their position was common. One notable example is Basil I, a peasant who was good with horses and was put in the court by Emperor Michael III "The Drunken", who liked horse-racing. Basil convinced Michael their uncle Bardas, the Co-Emperor, coveted the throne and murdered them with Michael's approval, so was made co-emperor. Later he murdered Michael and became full Emperor himself, beginning the Macedonian dynasty.

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* The [[Byzantine Empire [[ByzantineEmpire later Romans]] were happy to continue this tradition, with their vague system of succession meaning people deposing and/or murdering the Emperor and getting their position was common. One notable example is Basil I, a peasant who was good with horses and was put in the court by Emperor Michael III "The Drunken", who liked horse-racing. Basil convinced Michael their uncle Bardas, the Co-Emperor, coveted the throne and murdered them with Michael's approval, so was made co-emperor. Later he murdered Michael and became full Emperor himself, beginning the Macedonian dynasty.
28th May '17 11:39:24 AM IdentityUnknown
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* The Byzantine Empire was notorious for this, with its vague system of succession meaning people deposing and/or murdering the Emperor and getting their position was common. One notable example is Basil I, a peasant who was good with horses and was put in the court by Emperor Michael III "The Drunken", who liked horse-racing. Basil convinced Michael their uncle Bardas, the Co-Emperor, coveted the throne and murdered them with Michael's approval, so was made co-emperor. Later he murdered Michael and became full Emperor himself, beginning the Macedonian dynasty.

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* The Byzantine [[Byzantine Empire was notorious for this, later Romans]] were happy to continue this tradition, with its their vague system of succession meaning people deposing and/or murdering the Emperor and getting their position was common. One notable example is Basil I, a peasant who was good with horses and was put in the court by Emperor Michael III "The Drunken", who liked horse-racing. Basil convinced Michael their uncle Bardas, the Co-Emperor, coveted the throne and murdered them with Michael's approval, so was made co-emperor. Later he murdered Michael and became full Emperor himself, beginning the Macedonian dynasty.
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