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29th Jul '17 1:27:49 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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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}} 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 [[WarriorPrince battlefield leader.leader]]. Note connections with {{Eagleland}}.
3rd Jul '17 2:47:33 PM nighttrainfm
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->''"If you look for it, I've got a sneaking suspicion love actually is all around."''

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->''"If you look for it, I've got a sneaking suspicion sneaky feeling you'll find that love actually is all around."''
27th Jun '17 7:42:48 AM Folamh3
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* Merkin Muffley in ''[[Film/DrStrangelove Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb]]'' is no Jack Kennedy. President strawman for the most part. Played by Peter Sellers, he has plenty of caricaturesque moments, some taken the extreme during the ridicule phone call with his Russian counterpart. The man is compassionate and soft-spoken, 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's.

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* Merkin Muffley in ''[[Film/DrStrangelove Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb]]'' is no Jack Kennedy. President strawman for the most part. Played by Peter Sellers, he has plenty of caricaturesque moments, some taken the extreme during the ridicule phone call with his Russian counterpart. The man is compassionate and soft-spoken, 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's. Also note his MeaningfulName, meant to indicate that he is a massive puss- pussilanimous sort of person.
24th May '17 6:57:10 PM Eagal
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* The President in the 2008 ''Film/GetSmart'' movie is a Personable President Buffoon. Guess who he's based on. No, go on, guess. In the movie, he's also a President Target.

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* The President in the 2008 ''Film/GetSmart'' movie is based on George W Bush and is a Personable President Buffoon. Guess who he's based on. No, go on, guess.Buffoon. In the movie, he's also a President Target.
13th May '17 1:12:19 PM nombretomado
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-->-- '''Prime Minister MargaretThatcher''', RealLife

President Iron [[{{Determinator}} doesn't compromise. Ever.]] Certain and correct in his (or her) every move (oftentimes [[KnightTemplar even if it's proven to be wrong]] -- good luck getting him/her to admit it), s/he charges ahead relentlessly with every action, every policy initiative, and especially every war s/he gets involved in. [[IronLady Women leaders tend to get placed in this trope]], perhaps as a consequence of the lasting influence of MargaretThatcher, the first female British Prime Minister, who was a [[TruthInTelevision living ideal of this trope]] -- she was called "[[TropeNamers The Iron Lady]]", first by the Soviet press in 1976 [[http://www.margaretthatcher.org/speeches/displaydocument.asp?docid=102939 after an anti-Soviet speech]].

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-->-- '''Prime Minister MargaretThatcher''', UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher''', RealLife

President Iron [[{{Determinator}} doesn't compromise. Ever.]] Certain and correct in his (or her) every move (oftentimes [[KnightTemplar even if it's proven to be wrong]] -- good luck getting him/her to admit it), s/he charges ahead relentlessly with every action, every policy initiative, and especially every war s/he gets involved in. [[IronLady Women leaders tend to get placed in this trope]], perhaps as a consequence of the lasting influence of MargaretThatcher, UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher, the first female British Prime Minister, who was a [[TruthInTelevision living ideal of this trope]] -- she was called "[[TropeNamers The Iron Lady]]", first by the Soviet press in 1976 [[http://www.margaretthatcher.org/speeches/displaydocument.asp?docid=102939 after an anti-Soviet speech]].



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 ''Theater/{{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 UsefulNotes/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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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 ''Theater/{{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 UsefulNotes/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 UsefulNotes/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.



* The ''[[Theatre/TheTamingOfTheShrew Taming of the Shrew]]'' segment of ''Shakespeare Retold'' had Katherine as a MargaretThatcher-esque Conservative politician who at the end of the show becomes Prime Minister. Presumably, she would be a Prime Minister Iron, although oddly, she also seemed to be slightly Prime Minister Personal.

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* The ''[[Theatre/TheTamingOfTheShrew Taming of the Shrew]]'' segment of ''Shakespeare Retold'' had Katherine as a MargaretThatcher-esque UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher-esque Conservative politician who at the end of the show becomes Prime Minister. Presumably, she would be a Prime Minister Iron, although oddly, she also seemed to be slightly Prime Minister Personal.
12th Apr '17 10:41:38 AM Divra
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* In ''Film/{{Idiocracy}}'', President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho, porn superstar and five-time ultimate smackdown wrestling champion is a strange mix of President Buffoon and President Personable. He lives in a future where the idiots have outbred intelligent people, thus leaving only the morons to march (and destroy) the planet. He is a complete moron by modern standards, but likeable and charismatic (in a BoisterousBruiser sort of way), willing to listen to his advisors, and clearly more well-spoken than most people in the future.

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* In ''Film/{{Idiocracy}}'', President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho, porn superstar and five-time ultimate smackdown wrestling champion champion, is a strange mix of President Buffoon and President Personable. He lives in a future where the idiots have outbred intelligent people, thus leaving only the morons to march (and destroy) the planet. He is a complete moron by modern standards, but likeable likable and charismatic (in a BoisterousBruiser sort of way), willing to listen to his advisors, not afraid to admit his mistakes, and clearly more well-spoken than most people in the future.
2nd Mar '17 6:00:54 AM nighttrainfm
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* The {{Arrowverse}} initially has President Minority (as seen on ''Series/{{Arrow}}'', an African-American Man), then President Target (unnamed white man who gets abducted and vaporized in the "Invasion!" crossover), then President Minorityx2 (African-American woman vice-president) who is elevated into the presidency after the aforementioned vaporization of her predecessor.

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* The {{Arrowverse}} initially has President Minority (as seen on ''Series/{{Arrow}}'', an African-American Man), then President Target (unnamed white man who gets abducted and vaporized in the "Invasion!" crossover), then President Minorityx2 Minority x 2 (African-American woman vice-president) who is elevated into the presidency after the aforementioned vaporization of her predecessor.
1st Mar '17 5:57:20 AM Korodzik
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* The Flash game ''Bush Shoot-Out'' depicts George W. Bush as a President Action who nearly single-handedly shoots his way out of the White House after it gets attacked by terrorists.
21st Jan '17 6:14:24 PM tvtropesruinedmylife22
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20th Jan '17 2:10:53 PM Exusia
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* President Di-Jun Huang of ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigations 2'' [[spoiler:(or rather, his body double)]] is a combination of President Iron through his stubbornness in the investigation, President Target, and President Evil [[spoiler:through everything about him revealed in The Grand Turnabout.]] [[spoiler:The real Di-Jun Huang was more of a President Personable, greatly respected and much more honorable than his body double.]]
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