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10th Feb '16 6:32:34 AM Underachiever
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* During his time as Grand Administrator of the Solar Empire, ''Literature/PerryRhodan'' is clearly a President Action -- with unfortunate forays into President Sue territory on occasions when the narration overemphasizes the supposedly horrible consequences of his no longer personally running the ship of state or when it's hinted (with the most outright statement admittedly coming from a soldier being interrogated by hostile aliens at the time) that despite all challenges he keeps getting honestly democratically reelected ''every time'' in the end for all the centuries said empire exists. He keeps the action tendencies later in the series, but while his necessarily well-established political credentials and experience keep him involved in that game his relevance in that arena is toned down to more reasonable "one-of-a-kind elder statesman" levels.
11th Jan '16 4:29:55 AM NNewt84
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->''"I am proud to be America's first straight female President."'' -->-- '''President Lisa Simpson''', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' The President is female and/or from a minority background, ethnic or otherwise. How much his or her minority background is mentioned depends on the plot and whether anyone feels like invoking ''Theatre/{{Othello}}''. Resemblance to UsefulNotes/BarackObama (in works made in 2009 or later) is somewhat common if the minority background is specifically being of African/Black ethnicity. Resemblance to MargaretThatcher is surprisingly rare.[[note]]It should be noted that black Americans overwhelmingly support Obama, while Thatcher was loathed by many British women as she was no friend to feminism, among other things.[[/note]] Any resemblance to Creator/BenjaminDisraeli is even rarer. Sometimes used to depict a setting TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture in Zeerust-y sci-fi works. Now that it's actually happening, it should be interesting to see how it'll turn out.
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->''"I am proud to be America's first straight female President."'' -->-- '''President Lisa Simpson''', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' The President is female and/or from a minority background, ethnic or otherwise. How much her or his or her minority background is mentioned depends on the plot and whether anyone feels like invoking ''Theatre/{{Othello}}''. Resemblance to UsefulNotes/BarackObama (in works made in 2009 or later) is somewhat common if the minority background is specifically being of African/Black ethnicity. Resemblance to MargaretThatcher is surprisingly rare.[[note]]It should be noted that black Americans overwhelmingly support Obama, while Thatcher was loathed by many British women as she was no friend to feminism, among other things.[[/note]] Any resemblance to Creator/BenjaminDisraeli is even rarer. Sometimes used to depict a setting TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture in Zeerust-y sci-fi works. Now that it's actually happening, it should be interesting to see how it'll turn out.
7th Jan '16 7:19:08 PM SaniOKh
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* Vasiliy from ''Series/ServantOfThePeople'' is an idealistic, devoted and honest president, who lives with his parents, rides a bicycle to work (when he doesn't take a bus) and overall thinks and acts as a regular person.
7th Jan '16 3:34:56 PM DaibhidC
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* President Cowley in ''Literature/TheLongEarth'' is a President Scheming Focus-Group, who'll say whatever makes him popular. Initially elected on anti-Stepping sentiment, he later becomes acclaimed (at least on Datum Earth) for the American Aegis, which claims all Stepwise counterparts of the US as part of the country. Mac calls him "just a soapbox Joes. But, damn, he's good."
1st Jan '16 11:23:43 AM Sharlee
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** The power-brokers who convince Dave to impersonate the president ''claim'' that he's averting President Lunatic by doing so, confiding (falsely) that the Vice President is secretly insane.
29th Dec '15 11:45:37 PM Anddrix
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** While President SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor was... well, it's Lex flippin' ''Luthor''. What do you ''think'' he was?
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** While President SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor ComicBook/LexLuthor was... well, it's Lex flippin' ''Luthor''. What do you ''think'' he was?
14th Dec '15 2:47:47 PM Discar
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The Presidents Daughter is no longer a trope.
The direct opposite of President Action; this President is just the hapless target of whatever assassination attempt, kidnap attempt, assaulted-by-ninjas attempt, blackmail attempt, or otherwise evil conspiracy the bad guys have planned. Often has [[EvilChancellor an evil deputy]] or [[GovernmentConspiracy members of his own government]] gunning for him/her. Can have elements of the other Presidents attached to him (for example, [[LetsGetDangerous becoming President Action out of necessity at the last minute]]), but President Targets are often [[FlatCharacter ciphers]], with little information provided about them other than their status as President -- which means they might as well have a ''big'' target sign on their backs. This President basically exists for countless {{action hero}}es to answer this question: Are ''you'' [[{{Badass}} a bad enough dude]] to rescue the president? Sometimes, it's ThePresidentsDaughter who [[DamselInDistress gets kidnapped]].
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The direct opposite of President Action; this President is just the hapless target of whatever assassination attempt, kidnap attempt, assaulted-by-ninjas attempt, blackmail attempt, or otherwise evil conspiracy the bad guys have planned. Often has [[EvilChancellor an evil deputy]] or [[GovernmentConspiracy members of his own government]] gunning for him/her. Can have elements of the other Presidents attached to him (for example, [[LetsGetDangerous becoming President Action out of necessity at the last minute]]), but President Targets are often [[FlatCharacter ciphers]], with little information provided about them other than their status as President -- which means they might as well have a ''big'' target sign on their backs. This President basically exists for countless {{action hero}}es to answer this question: Are ''you'' [[{{Badass}} a bad enough dude]] to rescue the president? Sometimes, it's ThePresidentsDaughter the President's daughter who [[DamselInDistress gets kidnapped]].
13th Dec '15 7:32:35 AM TrollBrutal
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* Merkin Muffley in ''[[Film/DrStrangelove Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb]]'' is either an ineffectual President Personable or a President Buffoon or a President Unscathed (being a thinly disguised satire of RealLife Presidential candidate Adlai Stevenson). Or perhaps all three.
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* Merkin Muffley in ''[[Film/DrStrangelove Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb]]'' is either an ineffectual no Jack Kennedy. President Personable or a President Buffoon or a President Unscathed (being a thinly disguised satire strawman for the most part. Played by Peter Sellers, he has plenty of RealLife Presidential candidate caricaturesque moments, some taken the extreme during the ridicule phone call with his Russian counterpart. The man is compassionate and softspoken, but he comes off as weak, which is underscored by his baldness, poor eyesight and voice, affected by a cold in some scenes. To his credit, he's able to shut down Turgidson's gung-ho suggestions and is a ReasonableAuthorityFigure who takes the right decisions. These HiddenDepths are modelled after Adlai Stevenson). Or perhaps all three.Stevenson's.
27th Nov '15 5:14:54 AM demonfiren
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A common character in TheNineties, this President [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking kicks ass consistently and thoroughly]]. Oftentimes, he's far more a {{Badass}} than his entire Secret Service detail combined. This particular detail is often {{justified|trope}} by [[HandWave declaring]] that, before elected to office, he [[RetiredBadass was a decorated military hero]], as there are several real-world cases (see below). In fiction few leaders outside of the United States have been placed into this role. [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething King Action]], however, is fairly common, as in the past it was an explicit part of the King's duty to be a battlefield leader. Note connections with {{Eagleland}}.
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A common character in TheNineties, this President [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking kicks ass consistently and thoroughly]]. Oftentimes, he's far more a {{Badass}} than his entire Secret Service detail combined. This particular detail is often {{justified|trope}} {{justified|Trope}} by [[HandWave declaring]] that, before elected to office, he [[RetiredBadass was a decorated military hero]], as there are several real-world cases (see below). In fiction few leaders outside of the United States have been placed into this role. [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething King Action]], however, is fairly common, as in the past it was an explicit part of the King's duty to be a battlefield leader. Note connections with {{Eagleland}}.
11th Nov '15 4:28:41 PM LordofLore
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* President [[{{Irony}} Funny Valentine]] from ''[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Steel Ball Run]]'' is the [[PresidentEvil 23rd President of the United States]], who uses his Stand and charisma as a means to obtain the series' {{MacGuffin}}s to make his country the greatest one in the world. [[spoiler:At the time of his death [[VillainWithGoodPublicity his approval rating is 91%]]]].
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* President [[{{Irony}} Funny Valentine]] from ''[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Steel Ball Run]]'' is the [[PresidentEvil 23rd President of the United States]], who uses his Stand and charisma as a means to obtain the series' {{MacGuffin}}s to so he can make his country the greatest one in the world. [[spoiler:At the time of his death [[VillainWithGoodPublicity his approval rating is 91%]]]].
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