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3rd Jun '18 4:46:12 AM MCanter89
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A favorite of [[{{Egopolis}} megalomaniacal despots with imperial aspirations]] and a very common decorative feature in places with [[MalevolentMugshot villains that put their face on everything.]]

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A favorite of [[{{Egopolis}} megalomaniacal despots with imperial aspirations]] and a very common decorative feature in places with [[MalevolentMugshot villains that put their face on everything.]]
everything]].



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* And over at Ride/UniversalStudios Florida, the New York area of the park has a statue of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lew_Wasserman Lew Wasserman]], a long-time MCA/Universal executive who not only helped build the park, but also helped spearhead many of Universal's 70s/80s blockbusters and essentially made the studio what it is today.

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* And over at Ride/UniversalStudios Florida, the New York area of the park has a statue of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lew_Wasserman Lew Wasserman]], a long-time MCA/Universal executive who not only helped build the park, but also helped spearhead many of Universal's 70s/80s '70s/'80s blockbusters and essentially made the studio what it is today.



** Harvard famously has the Statue of Three Lies which reads: "John Harvard, Founder, 1638" (The statue is attributed to Harvard, but as there was no physical record of what he looked like it was instead based on a student, Sherman Hoar. Also, while Harvard certainly contributed heavily to the school with a large bequest and four hundred some odd books, it was actually founded two years beforehand, so if anything he's more like ''a'' founder than ''the'' founder).

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** Harvard famously has the Statue of Three Lies which reads: "John Harvard, Founder, 1638" 1638". (The statue is attributed to Harvard, but as there was no physical record of what he looked like like, it was instead based on a student, Sherman Hoar. Also, while Harvard certainly contributed heavily to the school with a large bequest and four hundred some odd books, it was actually founded two years beforehand, so if anything he's more like ''a'' founder than ''the'' founder).founder.)



* Apparently every town and city in Britain was founded by either Queen Victoria, King Edward VII, or both.

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* Apparently Apparently, every town and city in Britain was founded by either Queen Victoria, King Edward VII, or both.



* Atatürk is all over Turkey, apparently not just the founder of the country but of just about every local establishment and tradition. He did change many things in Turkey mightily, among them constructing a modern, staunchly secular and Western-Oriented republic out of a recessive and staunchly Muslim VestigialEmpire, as well as introducing tea to a previously [[MustHaveCaffeine coffee crazy]] nation that had just lost its Arab possessions. One of the things that make current leader Erdogan controversial is his breaking with some traditions claimed to be based on Atatürk, such as blurring the line between Islam and national politics.
* UsefulNotes/MahatmaGandhi's face is the only Indian leader that adorns India's currency and notes, his birthday is also a National Holiday in India.
* UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington provides the name of D.C.'s capital and has a rank of permanent superiority that can never be surpassed.

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* Atatürk is all over Turkey, apparently not just the founder of the country but of just about every local establishment and tradition. He did change many things in Turkey mightily, among them constructing a modern, staunchly secular and Western-Oriented republic out of a recessive and staunchly Muslim VestigialEmpire, as well as introducing tea to a previously [[MustHaveCaffeine coffee crazy]] coffee-crazy]] nation that had just lost its Arab possessions. One of the things that make current leader Erdogan controversial is his breaking with some traditions claimed to be based on Atatürk, such as blurring the line between Islam and national politics.
* UsefulNotes/MahatmaGandhi's face is the only Indian leader that adorns India's currency and notes, his birthday is also a National Holiday in India.
India.
* UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington provides the name of D.C.'s capital and has a rank of permanent superiority that can never be surpassed.



* The largest statue of UsefulNotes/OttoVonBismarck is located near the Port of UsefulNotes/{{Hamburg}}. During the German Kaiserreich (1871-1918), which Bismarck helped found, Bismarck was very close to everywhere, especially after his death in 1898. Every major city has a street or square named for him and there are statues of him in many places as well. Even herring has been named for him, because he supposedly once said he liked its taste and German fishers were so grateful, they named one type of preparing it after him.
* Nicaragua was governed between 1979 and 1990 by a party called the "Sandinistas" named after Augusto C Sandino, who fought against an US occupation of his country in the 1930s and died at the hands of the dictator whose son the Sandinistas toppled four decades later. While in power the Sandinistas put Sandino on currency, their campaign material and countless tacky T-shirts. When they were voted out in 1990 they put a silhouette of him on top of one of the highest mountains in the capital, Managua, incidentally the site of the former presidential palace and not too far from where Sandino was assassinated. When the Sandinistas returned to power in 2006, the Sandino imagery came back, though much less pronounced. Only one banknote (and none of the coins) today has any relation to him, and it doesn't bear his image but rather a picture of the hut he was born in. Students still have to learn the details of his life, though.
* Much like Atatürk, Lenin used to be everywhere not just as the icon of Soviet Union, but also an icon of the socialist revolution worldwide. TheGreatPoliticsMessup caused a significant amount of these statues to be taken out as part of the [[HammerAndSickleRemovedForYourProtection Decommunization]] process in former Eastern-Block countries, however many still remain in Ukraine, Russia and Belarus where even some new ones have been erected.

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* The largest statue of UsefulNotes/OttoVonBismarck is located near the Port of UsefulNotes/{{Hamburg}}. During the German Kaiserreich (1871-1918), (18711918), which Bismarck helped found, Bismarck was very close to everywhere, especially after his death in 1898. Every major city has a street or square named for him and there are statues of him in many places as well. Even herring has been named for him, because he supposedly once said he liked its taste and German fishers were so grateful, they named one type of preparing it after him.
* Nicaragua was governed between 1979 and 1990 by a party called the "Sandinistas" named after Augusto C C. Sandino, who fought against an a US occupation of his country in the 1930s and died at the hands of the dictator whose son the Sandinistas toppled four decades later. While in power power, the Sandinistas put Sandino on currency, their campaign material material, and countless tacky T-shirts. When they were voted out in 1990 1990, they put a silhouette of him on top of one of the highest mountains in the capital, Managua, incidentally the site of the former presidential palace and not too far from where Sandino was assassinated. When the Sandinistas returned to power in 2006, the Sandino imagery came back, though much less pronounced. Only one banknote (and none of the coins) today has any relation to him, and it doesn't bear his image but rather a picture of the hut he was born in. Students still have to learn the details of his life, though.
* Much like Atatürk, Lenin used to be everywhere not just as the icon of Soviet Union, but also an icon of the socialist revolution worldwide. TheGreatPoliticsMessup caused a significant amount of these statues to be taken out as part of the [[HammerAndSickleRemovedForYourProtection Decommunization]] process in former Eastern-Block countries, however Eastern Bloc countries; however, many still remain in Ukraine, Russia Russia, and Belarus where even some new ones have been erected.
5th May '18 3:36:22 AM VicGeorge2011
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* In ''Film/LooseScrews'', Principal Arsenault has the honor of presenting a statue of Cockswell Academy's founder at a school assembly. The four main characters of the film rig it to emit an aphrodisiac gas that makes the school faculty all horny.
1st May '18 3:00:50 PM Malady
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A universal trope, spotted as often in [[RealLife reality]] as it is in fiction. OurFounder is a statue of the FounderOfTheKingdom, be they a brave pioneer who established a colony in the New World, a missionary traveling the land building communities for his faith, a conqueror on his way to fame and riches, or a big-shot mogul who struck Big Business and got a nice-size stone replica of himself for his efforts. These are often to be spotted at crossroads, communal plazas downtown, or at parks, with some nice benches with old ladies feeding pigeons on them.

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A universal trope, spotted as often in [[RealLife reality]] as it is in fiction. OurFounder is a statue of the founder of something, possibly a FounderOfTheKingdom, be they a brave pioneer who established a colony in the New World, a missionary traveling the land building communities for his faith, a conqueror on his way to fame and riches, or a big-shot mogul who struck Big Business and got a nice-size stone replica of himself for his efforts. These are often to be spotted at crossroads, communal plazas downtown, or at parks, with some nice benches with old ladies feeding pigeons on them.
26th Apr '18 5:01:28 PM Malady
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* In ''Literature/{{Safehold}}'', the main dome of the Temple is decorated with an enormous statue of Church's founder, Eric Langhorne.
* ''You're Stepping on my Cloak and Dagger'' by Roger Hall. In the final days of the O.S.S, America's spy agency during World War II, Hall keeps a picture of [[MilitaryMaverick Wild Bill Donovan]] behind his desk, with a sign attached saying OUR FOUNDER. Unfortunately Donovan is ''persona non grata'' now that the war is over, so the sign is replaced by one saying [[WantedPoster WANTED]]. When a member of the top brass sees the picture he walks out in a huff, Hall's office gets shut down the next day and he's returned to civilian life.

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* In ''Literature/{{Safehold}}'', the ''Literature/{{Safehold}}'': The main dome of the Temple is decorated with an enormous statue of Church's founder, Eric Langhorne.
* ''You're Stepping on my Cloak and Dagger'' by Roger Hall. In the final days of the O.S.S, America's spy agency during World War II, Hall keeps a picture of [[MilitaryMaverick Wild Bill Donovan]] behind his desk, with a sign attached saying OUR FOUNDER. Unfortunately Donovan is ''persona non grata'' now that the war is over, so the sign is replaced by one saying [[WantedPoster WANTED]]. {{WANTED|Poster}}. When a member of the top brass sees the picture he walks out in a huff, Hall's office gets shut down the next day and he's returned to civilian life.life.
* ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'': Whateley Academy has a statue of its founder, Noah Whateley.
14th Apr '18 6:23:23 PM Kalaong
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* The offices of ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' [[http://leverage.wikia.com/wiki/Leverage_Consulting_%26_Associates Consulting & Associates]] have an oil painting of "Harlin Leverage III" (actually an aged-up Nathan Ford, [[HiddenDepths painted by Hardison]]). It also [[spoiler:has a stash of emergency cash hidden in it]].

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* The offices of ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' [[http://leverage.wikia.com/wiki/Leverage_Consulting_%26_Associates Consulting & Associates]] have an oil painting of "Harlin "Harland Leverage III" (actually an aged-up Nathan Ford, [[HiddenDepths painted by Hardison]]). It also [[spoiler:has a stash of emergency cash hidden in it]].
19th Mar '18 3:53:52 PM NoUsername
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* "Partners", the statue found in most Disneyland-style Ride/DisneyThemeParks of Creator/WaltDisney and Mickey Mouse. A different statue of Walt and Mickey "Storytellers", intended to show him as he was when first arriving in Los Angeles is found at Disney California Adventure and oddly, Shanghai Disneyland.
** The Magic Kingdom has an additional statue of Roy O. Disney (who spearheaded Walt Disney World's launch after his brother's death) and Minnie Mouse sitting on a bench titled "Sharing the Magic"

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* A well-known example is "Partners", the statue found in most Disneyland-style Ride/DisneyThemeParks of Creator/WaltDisney and Mickey Mouse. Mouse.
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A different statue of Walt and Mickey Mickey, called "Storytellers", intended to show him as he was when first arriving in Los Angeles is found at created for Disney California Adventure and oddly, depicts him as he first arrived in Los Angeles during TheRoaringTwenties. Oddly enough, the statue also appears at Tokyo [=DisneySea=] and Shanghai Disneyland.
** The Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom has an additional statue of statue, "Sharing the Magic", showing Roy O. Disney (who spearheaded Walt Disney World's launch the park's construction after his brother's Walt's death) and Minnie Mouse sitting on a bench titled "Sharing the Magic"bench.
10th Feb '18 9:27:18 PM nombretomado
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* Though he arrived a few years after its official founding, Laurentia from ''[[NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' remembers larger-than-life adventuring pioneer Lucien Moreau this way. In reality, he was a BrokenAce whose [[WellDoneSonGuy expectations]] damaged the lives of all of his children, but Laurentia loved its mythology and he was useful enough as a heroic founding figure for him to get ShroudedInMyth with his actual problems permanently swept under the rug.

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* Though he arrived a few years after its official founding, Laurentia from ''[[NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' ''VideoGame/NexusClash'' remembers larger-than-life adventuring pioneer Lucien Moreau this way. In reality, he was a BrokenAce whose [[WellDoneSonGuy expectations]] damaged the lives of all of his children, but Laurentia loved its mythology and he was useful enough as a heroic founding figure for him to get ShroudedInMyth with his actual problems permanently swept under the rug.
25th Jan '18 8:29:25 PM ultimomant
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* ''Fanfic/TheBridge'': Queen Amatheia united the Mermares into a single civilization. The Mermares' capital, Mako Island, has a life size statue of her. Her successors just get busts.
4th Jan '18 8:19:39 AM Necrodomo
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* Though he arrived a few years after its official founding, Laurentia from ''[[NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' remembers larger-than-life adventuring pioneer Lucien Moreau this way. In reality, he was a BrokenAce whose [[WellDoneSonGuy expectations]] damaged the lives of all of his children, but Laurentia loved its mythology and he was useful enough as a heroic founding figure for him to get ShroudedInMyth with his actual problems permanently swept under the rug.
25th Dec '17 6:55:01 PM MadAnthony94
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** Telegonus, Odysseus' son by Circe is said to have founded the Italian city of Tusculum.

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** Telegonus, Odysseus' son by Circe Circe, is said to have founded the Italian city of Tusculum.Tusculum.
* The Franks, a Germanic tribe who conquered Gaul and renamed it France, were supposedly founded by "Francus", who by one account was the son of Hector, the hero of Troy.
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