History Main / KlingonPromotion

20th Oct '17 12:33:25 AM dmcreif
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* In ''Series/TheWestWing'' episode "[[LiesDamnedLiesAndStatistics Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics]]", it becomes necessary for political reasons to remove the ambassador to Bulgaria. (He's having an affair with the Prime Minister's daughter.) To remove him requires a sequence in which the ambassador to the Federated States of Micronesia is promoted to be ambassador to Paraguay, so that the ambassador to Paraguay can be promoted to be the ambassador to Bulgaria, easing out the troublemaker. President Bartlett is quite keen on the plan because, as he comments, "Hey, I like this. Of course, if everybody keeps moving up one, then I get to go home."

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* In ''Series/TheWestWing'' episode "[[LiesDamnedLiesAndStatistics Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics]]", it becomes necessary for political reasons to remove the ambassador to Bulgaria. (He's Bulgaria (he's having an affair with the Prime Minister's daughter.) daughter). To remove him requires a sequence in which the ambassador to the Federated States of Micronesia is promoted to be ambassador to Paraguay, so that the ambassador to Paraguay can be promoted to be the ambassador to Bulgaria, easing out the troublemaker. President Bartlett is quite keen on the plan because, as he comments, "Hey, I like this. Of course, if everybody keeps moving up one, then I get to go home."



* Attempted in ''Series/LukeCage2016''. After Shades becomes a liability by questioning him a few times too many, Willis "Diamondback" Stryker decides to have him removed. So he promises Zip an opening in his gang, which he will fulfill by killing Shades. Diamondback then has Shades bailed out of police custody. Zip and two of Diamondback's new hires pick up Shades and haul him into a freight elevator, at which point [[TooDumbToLive Zip decides to try strangling Shades while his two henchmen stand by and do nothing]]. Shades manages to grab a gun, kills both of Zip's men, and then Zip himself.

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* Attempted in ''Series/LukeCage2016''. After Shades becomes a liability by questioning him a few times too many, Willis "Diamondback" Stryker decides to have him removed. So he promises Zip an opening in his gang, which he will fulfill by killing Shades. Diamondback then has Shades bailed out of police custody. Zip and two of Diamondback's new hires pick up Shades and haul him into a freight elevator, at which point [[TooDumbToLive Zip decides to try strangling Shades while his two henchmen stand by and do nothing]]. Shades manages to grab a gun, kills both of Zip's men, and then Zip himself. after getting him to confess to acting on Diamondback's orders.
* ''Series/TheDefenders2017'': After sending Elektra off ostensibly to kill Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, and the Devil of Hell's Kitchen (whoever he is), Alexandra is reminding Madame Gao, Bakuto and Murakami that she's kept the Hand's most important operation running while they were so busy infighting among each other...until she's cut off mid-sentence by Elektra abruptly impaling her from behind with one of her sais.
-->'''Elektra Natchios:''' His name is Matthew.
-->''[pulls her sai out of Alexandra's back, letting her body fall to the floor]''
-->'''Elektra Natchios:''' And my name...is Elektra Natchios. [[TyrantTakesTheHelm You work for me now.]]
-->''[She swiftly decapitates Alexandra's corpse with her remaining katana, then looks up to face the remaining Fingers]''
-->'''Elektra Natchios:''' Any questions?
17th Oct '17 12:02:08 PM Prfnoff
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* ''It All Started With Columbus'' proposes that Aaron Burr would have had a better shot at obtaining the presidency if he had shot UsefulNotes/ThomasJefferson instead of UsefulNotes/AlexanderHamilton, though "it would, however, have established a bad precedent for vice-presidents."
30th Sep '17 5:28:20 PM nombretomado
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* The [[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.

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* The [[ByzantineEmpire [[UsefulNotes/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 Sep '17 11:46:06 AM PixelKnight
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In an organization with a ranked hierarchal structure, you can get a promotion by showing aptitude for the work, impressing senior ranked individuals, fulfilling certain criteria, having a place open up due to retirement, resignation or death, and probably kissing a lot of ass. Or you can kill them and take their job. The former is [[WellThatIsNotThisTrope not this trope.]] The latter is.

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In an organization with a ranked hierarchal structure, you can get a promotion by showing aptitude for the work, impressing senior ranked individuals, fulfilling certain criteria, having a place open up due to retirement, resignation or death, and probably kissing a lot of ass. Or you can kill them and take their job. The former is [[WellThatIsNotThisTrope [[WellThisIsNotThatTrope not this trope.]] The latter is.
28th Sep '17 11:45:28 AM PixelKnight
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In an organization with a ranked hierarchal structure, you can get a promotion by showing aptitude for the work, impressing senior ranked individuals, fulfilling certain criteria, having a place open up due to retirement, resignation or death, and probably kissing a lot of ass. On the other hand you can get a Klingon Promotion, which means that if you kill a superior (or they die by some other means), you gain their rank or a rank that the result of this death leaves open. Then the cutthroat competition for a promotion becomes a lot more literal.

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In an organization with a ranked hierarchal structure, you can get a promotion by showing aptitude for the work, impressing senior ranked individuals, fulfilling certain criteria, having a place open up due to retirement, resignation or death, and probably kissing a lot of ass. On the other hand Or you can get a Klingon Promotion, which means that if you kill a superior (or they die by some other means), you gain them and take their rank or a rank that the result of job. The former is [[WellThatIsNotThisTrope not this death leaves open. Then the cutthroat competition for a promotion becomes a lot more literal.
trope.]] The latter is.
18th Sep '17 6:05:55 AM Ereiam
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* In the 2005 French thriller ''The Axe'', a former paper mill engineer, desperate to find a job after being downsized, enacts a plan to murder the top employee of another paper mill and take his spot, after eliminating his job-hunting competitors.

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* In the 2005 French thriller ''Le Couperet'' (based on ''The Axe'', Ax'' by Donald E. Westlake), a former paper mill engineer, desperate to find a job after being downsized, enacts a plan to murder the top employee of another paper mill and take his spot, after eliminating his job-hunting competitors.
18th Sep '17 3:46:57 AM Doug86
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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's "Literature/ThePoolOfTheBlackOne", Literature/ConanTheBarbarian stalks the {{pirate}} leader Zaporavo because he knows the pirates will have no loyalty if the man is dead.

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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's "Literature/ThePoolOfTheBlackOne", Literature/ConanTheBarbarian Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian stalks the {{pirate}} leader Zaporavo because he knows the pirates will have no loyalty if the man is dead.
18th Sep '17 2:49:41 AM Ereiam
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* In the 2005 French thriller "The Axe", a former paper mill engineer, desperate to find a job after being downsized, enacts a plan to murder the top employee of another paper mill and take his spot, after eliminating his job-hunting competitors.

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* In the 2005 French thriller "The Axe", ''The Axe'', a former paper mill engineer, desperate to find a job after being downsized, enacts a plan to murder the top employee of another paper mill and take his spot, after eliminating his job-hunting competitors.
18th Sep '17 2:42:11 AM Ereiam
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* In the 2005 French thriller "The Axe", a former paper mill engineer, desperate to find a job after being downsized, enacts a plan to murder the top employee of another paper mill and take his spot, after eliminating his job-hunting competitors.
13th Sep '17 2:10:45 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* Deliberately Averted by Speaker of the House Carl Albert (a Democrat). During the height of the Watergate Scandle, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned for crimes of tax evasion and bribery, leaving Albert second in line for Presidential Succession should something happen to Richard Nixon. As Speaker, he could call for Nixon's impeachment and block any confirmation vote on a replacement Vice President if he so chose, effectively bringing about a bloodless example of this trope. Albert, however, refused, feeling he had no right to inherit the Presidency in such a manner from a Republican, and quickly moved on Ford (he did have a hand in picking Ford). Later, when asked what would happen if Nixon needed to be replaced in the seven week gap that the nation was without a Veep, Albert said that he would take the job as Acting President, only insist on taking a Republican as a Vice President, and would promptly resign as soon as his new Vice President was confirmed. Yes, the only time in U.S. History where this could have been done was out right refused by the only man who could have possibly done it.

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* Deliberately Averted by Speaker of the House Carl Albert (a Democrat). During the height of the Watergate Scandle, Scandal, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned for crimes of tax evasion and bribery, leaving Albert second in line for Presidential Succession should something happen to Richard Nixon. As Speaker, he could call for Nixon's impeachment and block any confirmation vote on a replacement Vice President if he so chose, effectively bringing about a bloodless example of this trope. Albert, however, refused, feeling he had no right to inherit the Presidency in such a manner from a Republican, and quickly moved on Ford (he did have a hand in picking Ford). Later, when asked what would happen if Nixon needed to be replaced in the seven week gap that the nation was without a Veep, Albert said that he would take the job as Acting President, only insist on taking a Republican as a Vice President, and would promptly resign as soon as his new Vice President was confirmed. Yes, the only time in U.S. History where this could have been done was out right refused by the only man who could have possibly done it.
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