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24th Jun '17 9:36:47 AM nombretomado
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* ''JudgeDee'': Judges are moved to a different position in a different province every few years, to avoid complacency and corruption settling in.

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* ''JudgeDee'': ''Literature/JudgeDee'': Judges are moved to a different position in a different province every few years, to avoid complacency and corruption settling in.
27th Apr '17 12:35:55 PM TheUnknownUploader
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* In ''WebVideo/{{Kickassia}},'' Fritz Von Baugh appears to be this way as first, but it soon becomes clear he's trying to stir up resentment towards WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic so he'll be overthrown.

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* In ''WebVideo/{{Kickassia}},'' Fritz Von Baugh Baugh, Minister of Keeping Things Orderly, appears to be this way as first, but it soon becomes clear he's trying to stir up resentment towards WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic so he'll be overthrown.
4th Apr '17 4:37:46 PM karstovich2
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** Varys is probably the best example, holding his position as spymaster under the Targaryens, the Baratheons, the [[spoiler: Lannisters, and then the Targaryens--well, ''a'' Targaryen, not that there are many left--again.]] Treasurer Petyr Baelish does so too, until he decides it's prudent to get the hell out of Dodge, but in his case it's more naked self-serving ambition than loyalty to anything.

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** Varys is probably the best example, holding his position as spymaster Master of Whispers (i.e. TheSpymaster) under the Targaryens, the Baratheons, the [[spoiler: Lannisters, and then the Targaryens--well, ''a'' Targaryen, not that there are many left--again.]] Treasurer left--again. This last one is a break from the usual pattern, as Danaerys is not the "official" regime (not yet, anyway), although from his perspective he was always acting according to what he understands to be the "good of the Realm"--and, given that he knows everything from his spy network, he has a good sense of what's good for the Realm]].
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Petyr Baelish does so too, also sticks through the transitions, serving as Master of Coin (i.e. the royal treasurer) under multiple regimes, until he decides it's prudent to get the hell out of Dodge, but in his case it's more naked self-serving ambition than loyalty to anything.
4th Mar '17 4:03:18 PM nombretomado
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* Gladiator of the Shi'Ar Imperial Guard in MarvelComics. He serves the ruler of the Shi'ar Empire, whether that's [[TheEvilPrince D'Ken]], [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Lilandra]] or [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Deathbird]]. Eventually, [[TheCaligula Vulcan]] proves too much for him, and following Vulcan's death, [[spoiler: he reluctantly takes the role of Emperor himself]].
* Gateway, an Aborigine who appeared in ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}''. He spent most of his time in quiet meditation, but he also had the power to open portals, and would do so for ''anyone'' who requested it, no questions asked.

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* Gladiator of the Shi'Ar Imperial Guard in MarvelComics.Creator/MarvelComics. He serves the ruler of the Shi'ar Empire, whether that's [[TheEvilPrince D'Ken]], [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Lilandra]] or [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Deathbird]]. Eventually, [[TheCaligula Vulcan]] proves too much for him, and following Vulcan's death, [[spoiler: he reluctantly takes the role of Emperor himself]].
* Gateway, an Aborigine who appeared in ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}''.''ComicBook/XMen''. He spent most of his time in quiet meditation, but he also had the power to open portals, and would do so for ''anyone'' who requested it, no questions asked.
12th Jan '17 3:08:39 PM DragonAtma
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* In China's [[ThreeKingdomsShuWeiWu Three Kingdoms]] period, Chen Deng was known for serving Tao Qian, then Liu Bei, then Lu Bu, then Cao Cao. Yes, some people think that four unrelated rulers indicates ChronicBackstabbingDisorder. But there's another way of looking at it: he first served Governor Tao Qian of Xu, then his successor Governor Liu Bei of Xu, then the unreliable Lu Bu (who had seized control of Xu), and finally Cao Cao, who ruled multiple provinces (and conquered Xu). As a bonus, his father Chen Gui also served with him -- and, before the four, he served the Han Empire (which, naturally, incldued Xu!).

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* In China's [[ThreeKingdomsShuWeiWu Three Kingdoms]] period, Chen Deng was known for serving Tao Qian, then Liu Bei, then Lu Bu, then Cao Cao. Yes, some people think that four unrelated rulers indicates ChronicBackstabbingDisorder. But there's another way of looking at it: he first served Governor Tao Qian of Xu, then his successor Governor Liu Bei of Xu, then the unreliable Lu Bu (who had seized control of Xu), and finally Cao Cao, who ruled multiple provinces (and conquered Xu). As a bonus, his father Chen Gui also served with him -- and, before the four, he Chen Gui served the Han Empire (which, naturally, incldued included Xu!).
12th Jan '17 3:07:11 PM DragonAtma
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* In China's [[ThreeKingdomsShuWeiWu Three Kingdoms]] period, Chen Deng was known for serving Tao Qian, then Liu Bei, then Lu Bu, then Cao Cao. Yes, some people think that four unrelated rulers indicates ChronicBackstabbingDisorder. But there's another way of looking at it: he first served Governor Tao Qian of Xu, then his successor Governor Liu Bei of Xu, then the unreliable Lu Bu (who had seized control of Xu), and finally Cao Cao, who ruled multiple provinces (and conquered Xu). As a bonus, his father Chen Gui also served with him -- and, before the four, he served the Han Empire (which, naturally, incldued Xu!).
22nd Nov '16 7:25:04 AM Thesedaysthosedays
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Compare ProfessionalButtKisser. Related to IFightForTheStrongestSide and MyCountryRightOrWrong.

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Compare ProfessionalButtKisser. Related to IFightForTheStrongestSide IFightForTheStrongestSide, JustFollowingOrders, and MyCountryRightOrWrong.
26th Sep '16 3:57:21 PM eroock
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->''And this is law, I will maintain''

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->''And ->''"And this is law, I will maintain''



->''I will be the Vicar of Bray, Sir!''

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->''I will be the Vicar of Bray, Sir!''Sir!"''
10th Sep '16 11:12:45 PM SirRed
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* Anastas Mikoyan, a Soviet public servant and politician who started his career under Lenin, survived Stalinism from beginning to end, went through Khruschev's reforms and survived a coup against him and finished his career under Leonid Brezhnev. There was even a saying about him: ''From Ilyich (''Lenin'') to Ilyich (''Brezhnev'') without cardiac arrest and paralysis (От Ильича до Ильича без инфаркта и паралича) (Ot Ilyicha do Ilyicha bez infarkta i paralicha''). It helps that he was always more of a technocrat [[VetinariJobSecurity working the essential state functions]], leaving ''the politicking'' to the others, and, being an Armenian, [[SlaveToPR he was a display case]] of the Soviet Union's self-professed interntionalism and multiculturalism.

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* Anastas Mikoyan, a Soviet public servant and politician who started his career under Lenin, survived Stalinism from beginning to end, went through Khruschev's reforms and survived a coup against him and finished his career under Leonid Brezhnev. There was even a saying about him: ''From Ilyich (''Lenin'') to Ilyich (''Brezhnev'') without cardiac arrest and paralysis (От Ильича до Ильича без инфаркта и паралича) (Ot Ilyicha do Ilyicha bez infarkta i paralicha''). It helps that he was always more of a technocrat [[VetinariJobSecurity working the essential state functions]], leaving ''the politicking'' to the others, and, being an Armenian, [[SlaveToPR he was a display case]] of the Soviet Union's self-professed interntionalism internationalism and multiculturalism.
5th Sep '16 6:14:40 AM DarkStorm
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* A curious inversion happens in the original ''WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats}}''. Mum-Rah is a servant of four evil entities called the Ancient Spirits of Evil, and gains his powers from them. However, as Snarf discovered, these four beings will grant the same powers to ''anyone'' who enters the burial chamber and requests it. (Possibly they have a weird sense of humor or are capable of outright betrayal, but then, they ''are'' evil.)

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* A curious inversion happens in the original ''WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats}}''. Mum-Rah Mumm-Ra is a servant of four evil entities called the Ancient Spirits of Evil, and gains his powers from them. However, as Snarf discovered, these four beings will grant the same powers to ''anyone'' who enters the burial chamber and requests it. (Possibly they have a weird sense of humor or are capable of outright betrayal, but then, they ''are'' evil.)
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