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21st Jan '17 8:18:44 PM Willbyr
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2nd Jan '17 11:39:30 AM eroock
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31st Oct '16 3:46:54 AM StFan
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It's not very leader-like to give orders yourself when you're [[TakeOverTheWorld trying to rule the world]]. Whilst you leave the hunting of the MacGuffin to your [[TheDragon champion]] and the creation of the [[DoomsdayDevice world ending device]] to your MadScientist, who's leading your legions of terror? That's where the {{Mook}} lieutenant comes in.

The Mook lieutenant is the commanding officer of the evil army. He will be seen in the background to give orders, ask [[TheWatson boneheaded questions]] about the weather controlling device and give the BigBad someone to talk to when TheDragon is a person of few words. Very rarely in ForTheEvulz, he's normally a career military man who views the heroes as [[YouRebelScum rabble]] and [[JustFollowingOrders does not question orders]]. Has a high mortality rate [[YouHaveFailedMe where failure is concerned]]. More often than not he will look exactly like any other Mook, except that whilst all the other Mooks are wearing masks, [[HelmetsAreHardlyHeroic the Mook lieutenant will not.]]

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It's not very leader-like to give orders yourself when you're [[TakeOverTheWorld trying to rule the world]]. Whilst you leave the hunting of the MacGuffin to your [[TheDragon champion]] and the creation of the [[DoomsdayDevice world ending world-ending device]] to your MadScientist, who's leading your legions of terror? That's where the {{Mook}} lieutenant Lieutenant comes in.

The Mook lieutenant Lieutenant is the commanding officer of the evil army. He will be seen in the background to give orders, ask [[TheWatson boneheaded questions]] about the weather controlling weather-controlling device and give the BigBad someone to talk to when TheDragon is a person of few words. Very rarely in ForTheEvulz, he's normally a career military man who views the heroes as [[YouRebelScum rabble]] and [[JustFollowingOrders does not question orders]]. Has a high mortality rate [[YouHaveFailedMe where failure is concerned]]. More often than not he will look exactly like any other Mook, except that whilst all the other Mooks are wearing masks, [[HelmetsAreHardlyHeroic the Mook lieutenant will not.]]



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* Anime/WolfsRain: Had the nameless Commander of Lord Orkham's troops that pursued the wolves for a while. He was easy to identify because he had a radically different ensemble.
* {{Pokemon}}: In the anime the Unova region's Team Plasma had Aldith, who all of the Plasma grunts defer to and who is the apparent [[TheDragon second-in-command]] to [[ForScience Colress]]. Her uniform is identical to that of a regular grunt, however she's different in that she's the only female grunt and it's clear that the others are taking orders from her.

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* Anime/WolfsRain: ''Anime/WolfsRain'': Had the nameless Commander of Lord Orkham's troops that pursued the wolves for a while. He was easy to identify because he had a radically different ensemble.
* {{Pokemon}}: ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'': In the anime the Unova region's Team Plasma had Aldith, who all of the Plasma grunts defer to and who is the apparent [[TheDragon second-in-command]] to [[ForScience Colress]]. Her uniform is identical to that of a regular grunt, however she's different in that she's the only female grunt and it's clear that the others are taking orders from her.



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* ''FanFic/JewelOfDarkness'': After evolving sentience, [[RobotMe Ai]] ends up somewhere between this and TheDragon for [[VillainProtagonist Midnight]].
* ''FanFic/TheImmortalGame'': [[NoNameGiven The Cadet]] is [[TheDragon General Esteem]]'s second in command and personal protege.
* ''FanFic/FriendshipIsAura'' has The Captain, leader of [[spoiler: [[DiscOneFinalBoss Chrysalis]]']] {{Mooks}}. He ''should'' be TheDragon, but he's beaten so quickly he's more along the lines of this trope.
* ''FanFic/TheRiseOfDarthVulcan'':

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* ''FanFic/JewelOfDarkness'': ''Fanfic/JewelOfDarkness'': After evolving sentience, [[RobotMe Ai]] ends up somewhere between this and TheDragon for [[VillainProtagonist Midnight]].
* ''FanFic/TheImmortalGame'': ''Fanfic/TheImmortalGame'': [[NoNameGiven The Cadet]] is [[TheDragon General Esteem]]'s second in command and personal protege.
* ''FanFic/FriendshipIsAura'' ''Fanfic/FriendshipIsAura'' has The Captain, leader of [[spoiler: [[DiscOneFinalBoss Chrysalis]]']] {{Mooks}}. He ''should'' be TheDragon, but he's beaten so quickly he's more along the lines of this trope.
* ''FanFic/TheRiseOfDarthVulcan'':''Fanfic/TheRiseOfDarthVulcan'':



* ''FanFic/BadFutureCrusaders'' has Captain Crimson Sky and Lieutenant Twitch who serve as Lightning Dust's wingponies. The [[AxCrazy batshit insane]] Merrilay is soon [[MookPromotion promoted]] to this position [[spoiler:after Twitch is killed]].

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* ''FanFic/BadFutureCrusaders'' ''Fanfic/BadFutureCrusaders'' has Captain Crimson Sky and Lieutenant Twitch who serve as Lightning Dust's wingponies. The [[AxCrazy batshit insane]] Merrilay is soon [[MookPromotion promoted]] to this position [[spoiler:after Twitch is killed]].



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** In ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', there's Captain Phasma, notable for being six foot three and clad in chrome Stormtrooper armour.
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** In ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', there's Captain Phasma, notable for being six foot three and clad in chrome Stormtrooper armour.
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* ''Film/JamesBond''''Film/JamesBond'':



** Lieutenant Gillette is Norrington's second in command in the [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl first film]]. Later, he appears alongside Groves in the [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides fourth one]].
** In the [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd third film]], Lord Beckett promotes Norrington to Admiral to lead the forces of the East India Company; after his heel face turn, however he gives orders to Lieutenant Groves.

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** Lieutenant Gillette is Norrington's second in command in the [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl first film]]. film, ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl''. Later, he appears alongside Groves in the [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides fourth one]].
one, ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides On Stranger Tides]]''.
** In the third film, [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd third film]], At World's End]], Lord Beckett promotes Norrington to Admiral to lead the forces of the East India Company; after his heel face turn, however he gives orders to Lieutenant Groves.



* ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'': With Sauron in offscreensville for most of the trilogy, [[TheDragon the Witch-King of Angmar]] relies on Gothmog, Lieutenant of Minas Morgul, to lead his army at the battle of Pelennor Fields.

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* ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'': ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'':
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With Sauron in offscreensville for most of the trilogy, [[TheDragon the Witch-King of Angmar]] relies on Gothmog, Lieutenant of Minas Morgul, to lead his army at the battle of Pelennor Fields.



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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': Castiel seemed to have this role among the angels in seasons 4 and 5.

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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'':
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Castiel seemed seems to have this role among the angels in seasons 4 and 5.



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* Crowbar leads the Felt in {{Webcomic/Homestuck}}

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* Crowbar leads the Felt in {{Webcomic/Homestuck}}''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}



* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': There was Lieutenant Jee, the captain of Zuko's ship who was the only named officer, and was loyal to Iroh while disliking Zuko up until "The Storm." Seasons 2 and 3 had an unnamed leader of the Dai Li, who acted as the lieutenant to Long Feng and later Azula, fighting the Gaang when the eclipse occurred.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
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There was is Lieutenant Jee, the captain of Zuko's ship who was is the only named officer, and was is loyal to Iroh while disliking Zuko up until "The Storm." Storm".
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Seasons 2 and 3 had have an unnamed leader of the Dai Li, who acted acts as the lieutenant to Long Feng and later Azula, fighting the Gaang when the eclipse occurred.occurs.



* Hargon from ''WesternAnimation/KorgothOfBarbaria''.

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* %%* Hargon from ''WesternAnimation/KorgothOfBarbaria''.



14th Oct '16 11:54:49 AM erforce
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** Grand Moff Tarkin has his bickering officers Motti and Tagge. Along with his personal Adjutant, Chief Bast.

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** Grand Moff Tarkin in ''Film/ANewHope'' has his bickering officers Motti and Tagge. Along Tagge, along with his personal Adjutant, Chief Bast.



** In ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', th** Commander Cody serves Palpatine after his FaceHeelTurn in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith''.
e's Captain Phasma, notable for being six foot three and clad in chrome Stormtrooper armour.

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** In ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', th** Commander Cody serves Palpatine after his FaceHeelTurn in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith''.
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14th Oct '16 11:52:06 AM erforce
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** Commander Cody serves Palpatine after his FaceHeelTurn in ''Revenge of the Sith''.



** In ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', there's Captain Phasma, notable for being six foot three and clad in chrome Stormtrooper armour.

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** In ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', there's th** Commander Cody serves Palpatine after his FaceHeelTurn in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith''.
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Captain Phasma, notable for being six foot three and clad in chrome Stormtrooper armour.



** Lieutenant Gillette is Norrington's second in command in the [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl first film]]. Later, he appears alongside Groves in the [[Film/Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides fourth one]].

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** Lieutenant Gillette is Norrington's second in command in the [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl first film]]. Later, he appears alongside Groves in the [[Film/Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides fourth one]].



** The [[GiantMook chief Thuggee guard]] in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom''. Seen ordering all of the other guards around and personally whipping slave children, and personally fistfights Indy.
* ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'' has [[PunnyName Colonel Sandurz]].

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** The [[GiantMook chief Thuggee guard]] in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom''. Seen He's seen ordering all of the other guards around and personally whipping slave children, and personally fistfights Indy.
* %%* ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'' has [[PunnyName Colonel Sandurz]].
14th Oct '16 11:50:25 AM erforce
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': The original trilogy has ''many'' lieutenants for Darth Vader, from Captain Needa and General Veers to Admiral Piett and Admiral Ozzel. Most are killed by Vader himself. Piett is the one guy that remains throughout, even into the GrandFinale, so he qualifies the most as Vader's lieutenant.

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%%* ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'': The Captain of the Guards.
* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Zygon has one of these in ''WesternAnimation/StarchaserTheLegendOfOrin'' who runs his control room. When the RobotWar begins going against them, he attempts to advise his leader that they should leave. Zygon responds by angrily ordering him to return to his post, whereupon he promptly [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere runs out]] when Zygon isn't looking.
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'':
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The original trilogy has ''many'' lieutenants for Darth Vader, from Captain Needa and General Veers to Admiral Piett and Admiral Ozzel. Most are killed by Vader himself. Piett is the one guy that remains throughout, even into the GrandFinale, so he qualifies the most as Vader's lieutenant.



** OOM-9 served as commander of the Droid Army in ''The Phantom Menace'', receiving orders directly from Viceroy Gunray and personally leading the battle against the Gungans.

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** OOM-9 served as commander of the Droid Army in ''The Phantom Menace'', ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'', receiving orders directly from Viceroy Gunray and personally leading the battle against the Gungans.



** Lieutenant Gillette is Norrington's second in command in the [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl first film]]. Later, he appears alongside Groves in the fourth one.

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** Lieutenant Gillette is Norrington's second in command in the [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl first film]]. Later, he appears alongside Groves in the [[Film/Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides fourth one.one]].



* Zygon has one of these in ''WesternAnimation/StarchaserTheLegendOfOrin'' who runs his control room. When the RobotWar begins going against them, he attempts to advise his leader that they should leave. Zygon responds by angrily ordering him to return to his post, whereupon he promptly [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere runs out]] when Zygon isn't looking.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'': The Captain of the Guards.
9th Oct '16 4:36:54 AM erforce
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** Lieutenant Gillette is Norrington's second in command in the first film. Later, he appears alongside Groves in the fourth one.
** In the last film of the trilogy, Lord Beckett promotes Norrington to Admiral to lead the forces of the East India Company; after his heel face turn, however he gives orders to Lieutenant Groves.

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** Lieutenant Gillette is Norrington's second in command in the [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl first film.film]]. Later, he appears alongside Groves in the fourth one.
** In the last film of the trilogy, [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd third film]], Lord Beckett promotes Norrington to Admiral to lead the forces of the East India Company; after his heel face turn, however he gives orders to Lieutenant Groves.
16th Aug '16 9:31:16 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'' has Parg Vol in Spartan Ops.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'' has Parg Vol in Spartan Ops.''Spartan Ops''.
17th Jul '16 11:04:35 AM DoctorCooper
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* Generally speaking, in a totalitarian dictatorship the GloriousLeader has the chief of StateSec as his [[TheDragon Dragon]]; however, most of the fighting is done by [[PunchClockVillains the regular armed forces]] (often under the vigilant watch of [[ThePoliticalOfficer Political Officers]]). These {{Mooks}} have to be led by somebody, whether a ModernMajorGeneral, a GeneralRipper or a FourStarBadass ([[UpToEleven usually of a rank higher than a NATO four-star]]).
** For UsefulInfo/JosephStalin, that was [[UsefulNotes/CommonRanks Marshall of the Soviet Union]] Georgy Zhukov, the previous page image for ChestOfMedals, who was [[MemeticBadass too popular]] for [[TropeMaker Stalin]] to {{Unperson}}, and who proceeded to pull [[TheStarscream a Starscream]] on [[DragonAscendant Lavrentiy Berya]] after Stalin's death.
** For UsefulInfo/AdolfHitler, it was technically [[UsefulNotes/CommonRanks Field Marshal]] Wilhelm Keitel, if only by the virtue of being in charge of ''[[TheWarRoom Oberkommando des Wehrmacht]]''.
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4th Jul '16 11:41:28 AM nombretomado
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* Roodaka in ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}} 3'' convinces king Sidorak to make Vakama lieutenant of his horde of [[GiantSpiders Visorak]]. He has doubts, but when [[UnholyMatrimony she tells him to regard Vakama as her engagement gift to him]], he instantly agrees to her idea. Of course, [[TheStarscream Roodaka just wanted to put her own minion into a leadership role]], so when Sidorak's out of the picture, [[MookCarryover the horde would be hers]]. Prior to that, a Visorak named Kollorak served as the lieutenant.

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* Roodaka in ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}} ''WesternAnimation/{{Bionicle}} 3'' convinces king Sidorak to make Vakama lieutenant of his horde of [[GiantSpiders Visorak]]. He has doubts, but when [[UnholyMatrimony she tells him to regard Vakama as her engagement gift to him]], he instantly agrees to her idea. Of course, [[TheStarscream Roodaka just wanted to put her own minion into a leadership role]], so when Sidorak's out of the picture, [[MookCarryover the horde would be hers]]. Prior to that, a Visorak named Kollorak served as the lieutenant.
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