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18th Jun '16 9:35:45 PM Dimas28
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* President Snow in ''Literature/TheHungerGames'', being a politician who has lots of underlings to do things for him.

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* President Coriolanus Snow in ''Literature/TheHungerGames'', being a politician who has lots of underlings to do things for him.him. He also veers into DarkLordOnLifeSupport as well, since he is a 80-year-old man [[spoiler: diagnosed with a potentially fatal illness]], compared to our healthy 16-year-old female protagonist.
** Also [[spoiler: President Alma Coin]] from the third book, ''Mockingjay''. In fact, the series as a whole subverts the AuthorityEqualsAsskicking rule; none of the physical characters in the series can be counted as true villains, as they mostly do their dirty work because higher, non-action but charismatic, powers force them. [[TruthInTelevision Which is how politics work in real-life, as well]].
* ''Literature/{{Divergent}}'' features Jeanine Matthews, who never, in her entire appearance, puts up a physical fight against anyone, especially not to TheProtagonist, Tris. What she is identified the most is that she has the highest IQ among her colleagues, which is why she is elected as leader of her faction. And when someone manages to totally corner her, [[spoiler: she dies.]]
** [[spoiler: David]] from the third book, ''Allegiant'', counts as well. Sure, [[spoiler: he is the one who kills Tris]], but it's done by a pistol, which everyone can pick up, plus [[spoiler: Tris]] isn't in the best of [[spoiler: her]] condition, having been [[spoiler: incapacitated by the death serum]]. Like Jeanine, [[spoiler: David]] is also outclassed physically, being a [[spoiler: handicapped middle-aged man against a combat-ready teenage girl.]]
* Chancellor Ava Paige from ''Literature/TheMazeRunner'' isn't just isn't physical; she is never even ''[[TheGhost seen]]'' once in the entire series.


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* Embraced in some iterations of ''Franchise/SilentHill'' series:
** The [[VideoGame/SilentHill1 first game]]'s villain, Dahlia Gillespie, functions behind-the-scenes and doesn't attack Harry directly. Plus, during the climax, [[spoiler: she gets [[HoistByHisOwnPetard incinerated]] by Alessa before Harry can do anything to her.]]
** In the same vein, Claudia Wolf of ''VideoGame/SilentHill3'' acts through her minions to fulfill her goals and rarely takes action herself, [[spoiler: until she decides to swallow the God pill and [[FaceFullOfAlienWingWong gives birth to God]], that is.]]
14th Jun '16 4:14:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{Hurricanes}}'': Being a CorruptCorporateExecutive, Stavros Garkos usually dispatches minions to do his dirty work. However, he's not above doing some of it himself.

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* ''{{Hurricanes}}'': ''WesternAnimation/{{Hurricanes}}'': Being a CorruptCorporateExecutive, Stavros Garkos usually dispatches minions to do his dirty work. However, he's not above doing some of it himself.
10th Jun '16 10:17:12 AM rafi
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* VillainProtagonist Light Yagami from ''Manga/DeathNote''. Although it is shown he can throw punches to L, this is never shown as the series progress.

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* VillainProtagonist [[VillainProtagonist Light Yagami Yagami]] from ''Manga/DeathNote''.''Manga/DeathNote''. He only writes people's names in the "[[ArtifactOfDoom Death Note]]" and has never done physical harm. Although it is shown he can throw punches to L, this is never shown as the series progress.
10th Jun '16 3:25:15 AM Tron80
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* In ''Fanfic/OnceMoreWithFeeling'' Gendo and SEELE are good working in the shadows, plotting, scheming and moving their minions like chess pieces, but neither of them is a physical menace.
9th Jun '16 10:25:25 PM Materioptikon
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* ''FanFic/IcedFairysANewWorld'': Lord Tenshou is a particularly poor military leader. He'd prefer to be an advisor to a more competent BigBad, but his powerset all but ensures he's handed the position of main tactician anyway. [[spoiler:Yukari uses this trait to utterly screw him over.]]
7th Jun '16 2:58:04 AM Morgenthaler
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%% * Dr. Harlan Fontaine in ''LANoire''.

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%% * Dr. Harlan Fontaine in ''LANoire''.''VideoGame/LANoire''.
28th May '16 8:58:49 PM JustCause
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** In ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', [[spoiler: Helmut Zemo]] despite being a former Spec Ops soldier, never directly confronts or fights the Avengers. It actually makes him more [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy dangerous]] as he acknowledges he can't ever match or defeat them [[spoiler: and instead turns them against each other to destroy the group.]]
27th May '16 8:31:56 AM Tron80
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* ''Fanfic/LastChildOfKrypton'': Gendo is a ManipulativeBastard, but when Shinji attacked him, there was nothing he could do to stop his son. If he would have not got kryptonite, he had been done.
16th May '16 11:49:39 AM Tron80
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* In ''Fanfic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide'', Gendo and the SEELE members are manipulative bastards and schemers but no one of them can fight the heroes or the alien monsters directly. So SEELE resorted to send one of his minions to crush NERV.
8th May '16 4:29:15 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''AceCombatJointAssault'', neither the Valahaia leader nor [[spoiler:Oliveri]] fight you in the air.

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* In ''AceCombatJointAssault'', ''VideoGame/AceCombatJointAssault'', neither the Valahaia leader nor [[spoiler:Oliveri]] fight you in the air.
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