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19th Feb '17 2:48:13 PM eroock
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-->--'''Dr. Evil''', ''Film/AustinPowersInternationalManOfMystery''


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-->--'''Dr.-->-- '''Dr. Evil''', ''Film/AustinPowersInternationalManOfMystery''

18th Feb '17 3:08:40 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': The office of Hand of the King could be considered this, but depending on where the individual who holds the title falls on the morality scale, or where their king falls for that matter, this could also be TheDragon.
--> '''Jaime:''' "What's the line? 'The King shits, and the Hand wipes.'" The books put it much more nicely, with the phrase "What the King dreams, the Hand builds".
8th Jan '17 11:53:56 PM flodoris
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** Zetsu is Number Two for [[spoiler:Uchiha Madara]] in the Akatsuki.

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** Zetsu is Number Two for [[spoiler:Uchiha Madara]] Tobi in the Akatsuki.
5th Jan '17 3:12:49 PM DustSnitch
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* The ''WebComic/ParadoxSpace'' comic "The Inaugural Death of Mister Seven" has the titular Number Seven discuss this in relation to his gang, the Felt. Number Seven acts as the Number Three to SelfDemonstrating/DocScratch and Lord English. In practice though, English works alone, leaving Scratch in charge and Number Seven as the Number Two. Oh, and the member who's number is actually two is not the Number Two, and Doc Scratch gets no actual number. Number Seven tries to ignore the whole mess and just do his job.

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* The ''WebComic/ParadoxSpace'' comic "The Inaugural Death of Mister Seven" has the titular Number Seven discuss this in relation to his gang, the Felt. Number Seven acts as the Number Three to SelfDemonstrating/DocScratch two omnipotent villains known as Doc Scratch and Lord English. In practice though, English works alone, leaving Scratch in charge and Number Seven as the Number Two. Oh, and the member who's number is actually two is not the Number Two, and Doc Scratch gets no actual number. Number Seven tries to ignore the whole mess and just do his job.
20th Dec '16 3:29:10 PM belarin
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If the Number Two is also the final obstacle before reaching the BigBad, then he's TheDragon. Sometimes gets "promoted" to CommanderContrarian. The dimwit version is NumberTwoForBrains.

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If the Number Two is also the final obstacle before reaching the BigBad, then he's they're TheDragon. Sometimes gets "promoted" to CommanderContrarian. The dimwit version is NumberTwoForBrains.
NumberTwoForBrains. If they double as the voice of reason, there's the TheConsigliere.
25th Nov '16 11:49:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the film ''MeetDave'', the Number Two of TheCaptain was also literally named Number Two (or sometimes simply 'Two'), and is given no other name. He becomes concerned about the Captain's lack of enthusiasm for the ship's mission, especially his treating of humans as equals, and ultimately [[spoiler: pulls an AntiMutiny]].

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* In the film ''MeetDave'', ''Film/MeetDave'', the Number Two of TheCaptain was also literally named Number Two (or sometimes simply 'Two'), and is given no other name. He becomes concerned about the Captain's lack of enthusiasm for the ship's mission, especially his treating of humans as equals, and ultimately [[spoiler: pulls an AntiMutiny]].



* Played straight in TwelveOClockHigh. Upon coming in and taking over when the Commander of Bomb Group has been relieved, the first thing General Savage does is have the Vice Commander (Number Two) of the Bomb Group brought to him under guard, then he proceeds to tear him a new asshole, relieve him of duty, and assign him the biggest fuck-ups in the outfit. He basically tells him that one of the reasons the commander had to be relieved is because he was forced to do too much because he, as Number Two, shirked his duties and didn't take enough tasks off the Commander's shoulders. Savage selects a more competent Vice Commander from the other officers in the outfit, and the disgraced officer spends the film trying to redeem himself (which he does).

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* Played straight in TwelveOClockHigh.''Film/TwelveOClockHigh''. Upon coming in and taking over when the Commander of Bomb Group has been relieved, the first thing General Savage does is have the Vice Commander (Number Two) of the Bomb Group brought to him under guard, then he proceeds to tear him a new asshole, relieve him of duty, and assign him the biggest fuck-ups in the outfit. He basically tells him that one of the reasons the commander had to be relieved is because he was forced to do too much because he, as Number Two, shirked his duties and didn't take enough tasks off the Commander's shoulders. Savage selects a more competent Vice Commander from the other officers in the outfit, and the disgraced officer spends the film trying to redeem himself (which he does).



* In Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy, Grand Admiral Thrawn and [[CommanderContrarian Captain]] Pellaeon.
** In the Literature/HandOfThrawn Duology, General Bel Iblis strikes a deal with [[Literature/XWingSeries Booster Terrik]] - Booster's Star Destroyer gets fixed up and flies for the New Republic in her time of need, and Booster gets to keep captaining her during this. When they fly into battle against hopeless odds and Booster wants to save his ship, Bel Iblis overrides him. Booster angrily reminds him that he's the captain of this ship. Bel Iblis calmly says yes. But ''he'' is the ship's admiral.
** In the Literature/XWingSeries, although Wedge heads both squadrons he also has a second. Tycho seems to fill the role in Rogue Squadron, at least after those murder and treason charges were cleared up, and Face has the job in Wraith Squadron.

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* ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'':
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In Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy, ''Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy'', Grand Admiral Thrawn and [[CommanderContrarian Captain]] Pellaeon.
** In the Literature/HandOfThrawn ''Literature/HandOfThrawn'' Duology, General Bel Iblis strikes a deal with [[Literature/XWingSeries Booster Terrik]] - Booster's Star Destroyer gets fixed up and flies for the New Republic in her time of need, and Booster gets to keep captaining her during this. When they fly into battle against hopeless odds and Booster wants to save his ship, Bel Iblis overrides him. Booster angrily reminds him that he's the captain of this ship. Bel Iblis calmly says yes. But ''he'' is the ship's admiral.
** In the Literature/XWingSeries, ''Literature/XWingSeries'', although Wedge heads both squadrons he also has a second. Tycho seems to fill the role in Rogue Squadron, at least after those murder and treason charges were cleared up, and Face has the job in Wraith Squadron.



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25th Nov '16 11:47:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* Tony [=DiNozzo=] is [[BadAss Gibbs]]' Number Two on ''Series/{{NCIS}}''. While [=DiNozzo=] is usually a JerkJock who's [[DeadpanSnarker always got a smartass comment ready]], when he's put in charge he's [[ObfuscatingStupidity almost as competent as Gibbs]].

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* Tony [=DiNozzo=] is [[BadAss Gibbs]]' Gibbs' Number Two on ''Series/{{NCIS}}''. While [=DiNozzo=] is usually a JerkJock who's [[DeadpanSnarker always got a smartass comment ready]], when he's put in charge he's [[ObfuscatingStupidity almost as competent as Gibbs]].
25th Nov '16 10:38:15 AM nombretomado
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-->--'''Dr. Evil''', ''[[Film/AustinPowers Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery]]''


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-->--'''Dr. Evil''', ''[[Film/AustinPowers Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery]]''

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* In the ''AustinPowers'' series, Dr. Evil's Number Two was indeed called Number Two, not only as a rank but as being his proper name as well (IE: he's Mr. Two). To further drive the joke down, Number Two once gained his OWN Number Two, which, of course was deemed "Number Three". To further the irony, this Number Three later turned out to be TheMole for the Good Guys, who was only referred to as "The Mole" even though he had a recurring role in the movie.

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* In the ''AustinPowers'' ''Film/AustinPowers'' series, Dr. Evil's Number Two was indeed called Number Two, not only as a rank but as being his proper name as well (IE: he's Mr. Two). To further drive the joke down, Number Two once gained his OWN Number Two, which, of course was deemed "Number Three". To further the irony, this Number Three later turned out to be TheMole for the Good Guys, who was only referred to as "The Mole" even though he had a recurring role in the movie.
24th Nov '16 3:29:35 PM Jake
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* Spock is Kirk's Number Two on ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', and Riker is Picard's Number Two on ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration The Next Generation]]''. Though he, and other ''Franchise/StarTrek'' seconds-in-command, are referred to as "Number One", this is because their title is First Officer (i.e., the number one ranking officer after the captain). They're still second in command. As we see (such as in the original LowerDeckEpisode, "[[TropeNamer Lower Decks]]"), aboard Starfleet vessels the first officer is very much the authority figure to the crew: setting watch schedules, disciplining the crew, et cetera.

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* Spock is Kirk's Number Two on ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', and Riker is Picard's Number Two on ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration The Next Generation]]''. Though he, and other ''Franchise/StarTrek'' seconds-in-command, are referred to as "Number One", this is because their title is First Officer (i.e., the number one ranking officer after the captain). They're still second in command. As we see (such as in the original LowerDeckEpisode, "[[TropeNamer Lower Decks]]"), aboard Starfleet vessels the first officer is very much the authority figure to the crew: setting watch schedules, disciplining the crew, et cetera. [=TNG=] also clearly identifies a literal "Number Two"; Lieutenant-Commander Data is Second Officer, and assumes command in the event of both Riker and Picard being unavailable.
30th Oct '16 7:44:05 PM ChaoticNovelist
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** Samael's title is "Right hand of Death and Overseer of Necrocraft". She is highest ranking GrimReaper in Lord Death's CelestialBureaucracy.

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** Samael's title is "Right hand of Death and Overseer of Necrocraft". She is the highest ranking GrimReaper in Lord Death's CelestialBureaucracy.
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