History Main / OurPresidentsAreDifferent

25th Jun '16 5:30:45 PM nombretomado
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* At other times in the Marvel Universe, the President just happens to be whoever's in office at the time, with varying degrees of any of the above-mentioned stereotypes. In Uncanny X-Men alone, we see UsefulNotes/JimmyCarter (during the Dark Phoenix Saga), UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan (in follow-on stories to DaysOfFuturePast), and George H.W. Bush (in X-Men #1). In a discussion board thread, Creator/ChrisClaremont, talking about how his new X-Men Forever simultaneously follows on from X-Men #1 yet is set in 2009, essentially said "[[MST3KMantra Assume that the gent sitting in the White House was always Barack Obama, or perhaps George W. Bush, depending on when exactly the story takes place]]." One assumes that this also includes the [[TheGreatPoliticsMessUp fact that there was still a Soviet Union in X-Men #1...]] Yeah, Marvel's sliding timeline probably causes more trouble than it's worth.

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* At other times in the Marvel Universe, the President just happens to be whoever's in office at the time, with varying degrees of any of the above-mentioned stereotypes. In Uncanny X-Men alone, we see UsefulNotes/JimmyCarter (during the Dark Phoenix Saga), UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan (in follow-on stories to DaysOfFuturePast), ComicBook/DaysOfFuturePast), and George H.W. Bush (in X-Men #1). In a discussion board thread, Creator/ChrisClaremont, talking about how his new X-Men Forever simultaneously follows on from X-Men #1 yet is set in 2009, essentially said "[[MST3KMantra Assume that the gent sitting in the White House was always Barack Obama, or perhaps George W. Bush, depending on when exactly the story takes place]]." One assumes that this also includes the [[TheGreatPoliticsMessUp fact that there was still a Soviet Union in X-Men #1...]] Yeah, Marvel's sliding timeline probably causes more trouble than it's worth.
8th Jun '16 2:17:16 PM skythief
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* President Skye Holloway in ''VideoGame/{{Bombshell}}'' is President Target, getting kidnapped at the start of the game, as well as President Minority, being female. [[BadassInDistress She's also a President Action]], having a military background and the EyepatchOfPower to show for it. She gets to prove it, too, once freed.
1st Jun '16 1:16:38 PM nighttrainfm
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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."

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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. Following [[spoiler: the eruption of Datum Yellowstone]], however, his focus shifts to rallying people through the disaster, which is a natural fit for his oratory skills. Hardened cynic Mac calls him "just a soapbox Joes. But, Joe, but...damn, he's good."
31st May '16 9:57:28 AM GlassRain
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The President is bedding attractive women -- or men -- to whom he or she is not married. Although the trope may overlap with President Corrupt (who, amongst his other sins, is usually getting some on the side as well), a President Playboy might be an otherwise perfectly decent, honorable and satisfactory leader who [[MrViceGuy just has trouble keeping it in his pants]].

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The President is bedding attractive women -- or men -- to whom he or she is not married. Although the trope may overlap with President Corrupt (who, amongst among his other sins, is usually getting some on the side as well), a President Playboy might be an otherwise perfectly decent, honorable and satisfactory leader who [[MrViceGuy just has trouble keeping it in his pants]].



* 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 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'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 softspoken, 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.



* 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 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, advisers, and clearly more well-spoken than most people in the future.



*** Baron High Ridge was a posterboy for PM Corrupt and SleazyPolitician, while

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*** Baron High Ridge was a posterboy poster boy for PM Corrupt and SleazyPolitician, while





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* ''Webcomic/LeifAndThorn'' has Olive Romarin as a President {{Cloudcuckoolander}}. (Also, President Minority, identified as [[http://leifandthorn.com/comic/thorn-explains-ethnic-groups/ Ceannis' first Getsunan president]] in [[AllThereInTheManual a Sunday infodumping strip]]). Unlike a President Buffoon, she has a record of successfully doing good things, but tends to lose track of which things she's done, has to be reminded when it's an election year, and can get sidetracked by dessert.
-->'''President Romarin:''' I organized the control of the Kudzu problem, meaning the mage named Kudzu who got all murder-y up in the northeast, and the control of the kudzu problem, meaning the invasive plant that tried to overgrow half of the gulf coast. Also! I have a specialty pie named after me! Can any of my opponents say that?
13th May '16 3:03:04 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''ComicBook/{{Transmetropolitan}}'', "[[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname The Beast]]" is a full-blown President Corrupt (who does resemble Nixon quite a bit). He is mild compared to his replacement Gary Callahan, known as "The Smiler", who is a PresidentEvil and then some (and who, sans SlasherSmile, looks surprisingly like TonyBlair). The differences can best be summed up by their usage of the quote "If the president of the United States does it, it can't be a crime." (a reworking of "If the President does it it isn't illegal"; an actual Nixon quote) during their final interviews with Spider -- The Beast uses it in black humor, while Callahan says it with utter conviction.

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* In ''ComicBook/{{Transmetropolitan}}'', "[[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname The Beast]]" is a full-blown President Corrupt (who does resemble Nixon quite a bit). He is mild compared to his replacement Gary Callahan, known as "The Smiler", who is a PresidentEvil and then some (and who, sans SlasherSmile, looks surprisingly like TonyBlair).UsefulNotes/TonyBlair). The differences can best be summed up by their usage of the quote "If the president of the United States does it, it can't be a crime." (a reworking of "If the President does it it isn't illegal"; an actual Nixon quote) during their final interviews with Spider -- The Beast uses it in black humor, while Callahan says it with utter conviction.



** The Muggle Prime Minister seen at the beginning of the sixth book was Minister Focus Group. His InnerMonologue was pretty much devoted to "What will the voters think?" Believed by some to be a parody of TonyBlair, whom Creator/JKRowling is said to be not fond of. His mannerisms are also reminiscent of [[Series/YesMinister Jim Hacker]], enough to be considered a ShoutOut if deliberate.

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** The Muggle Prime Minister seen at the beginning of the sixth book was Minister Focus Group. His InnerMonologue was pretty much devoted to "What will the voters think?" Believed by some to be a parody of TonyBlair, UsefulNotes/TonyBlair, whom Creator/JKRowling is said to be not fond of. His mannerisms are also reminiscent of [[Series/YesMinister Jim Hacker]], enough to be considered a ShoutOut if deliberate.
3rd May '16 2:00:56 AM PaulA
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** ''ComicBook/{{Multiversity}}'' briefly mentions Earth-47, a world that's basically TheSixties incarnate, where Prez is an ''immortal'' President who finances that Earth's major super-team, the Love Syndicate.

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** ''ComicBook/{{Multiversity}}'' ''ComicBook/TheMultiversity'' briefly mentions Earth-47, a world that's basically TheSixties incarnate, where Prez is an ''immortal'' President who finances that Earth's major super-team, the Love Syndicate.
3rd May '16 1:44:44 AM PaulA
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* Prez Rickard in DC Comics is that rare kind -- a President Teenager.
** Also extremely Personable, and possibly a Messiah figure in the context of the story. Something of a Sue, to be honest.
** On Earth-47, a world that's basically TheSixties incarnate, Prez is an ''immortal'' President who finances that Earth's major super-team, the Love Syndicate.
** While President ComicBook/LexLuthor was... well, it's Lex flippin' ''Luthor''. What do you ''think'' he was?
*** In ''ComicBook/SupermanRedSon'', Lex Luthor was the greatest American President, bringing 14 states back into the union and defeating Communism, at the same time bringing the nation out of economic depression and defeating Superman with a single handwritten note. [[spoiler:His presidency is so amazing, his political and scientific policies eventually turn Earth into the paradise Krypton, in a bit of causality loop.]] He laments that if Superman were raised in America they could have been friends...

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* ''ComicBook/{{Prez}}'': Prez Rickard in DC Comics is that rare kind -- a President Teenager.
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Teenager. Also extremely Personable, and possibly a Messiah figure in the context of the story. Something of a Sue, to be honest.
** On ''ComicBook/{{Multiversity}}'' briefly mentions Earth-47, a world that's basically TheSixties incarnate, where Prez is an ''immortal'' President who finances that Earth's major super-team, the Love Syndicate.
** * While President ComicBook/LexLuthor was... well, it's Lex flippin' ''Luthor''. What do you ''think'' he was?
*** ** In ''ComicBook/SupermanRedSon'', Lex Luthor was the greatest American President, bringing 14 states back into the union and defeating Communism, at the same time bringing the nation out of economic depression and defeating Superman with a single handwritten note. [[spoiler:His presidency is so amazing, his political and scientific policies eventually turn Earth into the paradise Krypton, in a bit of causality loop.]] He laments that if Superman were raised in America they could have been friends...
23rd Apr '16 5:04:23 AM Quanyails
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* The unnamed President of ''Anime/ReadOrDie'' OVA is a Buffonish President Target, whose only role in the plot is to get attacked, wet himself, unsuccessfully order an attack on the enemy, and wet himself again.\\

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* The unnamed President of ''Anime/ReadOrDie'' OVA is a Buffonish Buffoonish President Target, whose only role in the plot is to get attacked, wet himself, unsuccessfully order an attack on the enemy, and wet himself again.\\
14th Apr '16 1:13:40 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* One memorable previewed test run for the Burn Legend setting in ''Shards of the TabletopGame/{{Exalted}} Dream'' used Richard Nixon (and his counterpart from another universe) as equal parts President Action, President Evil, and President LikeABadassOutOfHell. It concluded with our universe's Nixon using [[OneWingedAngel Demon Emperor Shintai]] and kicking the other's backside.

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* One memorable previewed test run for the Burn Legend setting in ''Shards of the TabletopGame/{{Exalted}} Dream'' used Richard Nixon (and his counterpart from another universe) as equal parts President Action, President Evil, Action and President LikeABadassOutOfHell.Evil. It concluded with our universe's Nixon using [[OneWingedAngel Demon Emperor Shintai]] and kicking the other's backside.
11th Apr '16 10:06:06 AM DragonRanger
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* President Ellis in ''Film/IronMan3'' is a President Target. He later makes appearances in ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', with the first one setting him up as a President Puppet of Rosalind Price and the ATCU (Alien Threat Containment Unit) - however, this winds up being a subversion, since once the ATCU goes public Ellis starts pressuring Rosalind for results. Further appearances show him doing his job and trying to help SHIELD politically, but he hasn't shown enough traits to classify him as one of the other types.
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