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13th Sep '16 7:31:05 AM Tsar673
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** Arguably, this happened to Jack Bauer as well. In Season 1, he's introduced as the Director of CTU Los Angeles. In every subsequent season, he's just another CTU field operative, under the command of another CTU director. Justified perhaps, in that in most subsequent seasons, Jack isn't actually a full-time CTU agent and has only been temporarily reinstated. However, even in Season 3, where Jack is working at CTU full-time, he's only the Director of Field Ops.
25th Aug '16 7:33:46 AM StFan
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* In the Literature/BlackCompany books, Lady is the BigBad of the first trilogy. Then someone [[IKnowYourTrueName speaks her true name]], and she's Croaker's second-in-command from then on.

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* In the Literature/BlackCompany ''Literature/TheBlackCompany'' books, Lady is the BigBad of the first trilogy. Then someone [[IKnowYourTrueName speaks her true name]], and she's Croaker's second-in-command from then on.
29th Jul '16 6:09:00 AM Adept
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* Many Literature/HerculePoirot and Literature/MissMarple novels has their star detective play a sedentary role. The bulk of the investigation is carried out by other sleuths, while Poirot and/or Marple would only become prominent when it's time to reveal the solution.
29th Jul '16 6:00:33 AM Adept
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* Kratos May, from Javier Negrete's ''LaEspadaDeFuego''. He is easily the greatest swordsman on the continent and second-in-command of a band of mercenaries so powerful that they're their own nation. When the time comes to fight for a Sword ForgedByTheGods, a wizard who [[IOweYouMyLife saved his life]] tells him to teach the much younger protagonist so ''he'' can win the sword instead.
* The ''StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' uses this on a couple occasions with Luke.

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* Kratos May, from Javier Negrete's ''LaEspadaDeFuego''.''Literature/LaEspadaDeFuego''. He is easily the greatest swordsman on the continent and second-in-command of a band of mercenaries so powerful that they're their own nation. When the time comes to fight for a Sword ForgedByTheGods, a wizard who [[IOweYouMyLife saved his life]] tells him to teach the much younger protagonist so ''he'' can win the sword instead.
* The ''StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' uses this on a couple occasions with Luke.



* In the BlackCompany books, Lady is the BigBad of the first trilogy. Then someone [[IKnowYourTrueName speaks her true name]], and she's Croaker's second-in-command from then on.

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* In the BlackCompany Literature/BlackCompany books, Lady is the BigBad of the first trilogy. Then someone [[IKnowYourTrueName speaks her true name]], and she's Croaker's second-in-command from then on.
10th Jul '16 11:34:11 AM nombretomado
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* In another BioWare game, ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', [[spoiler:Teirn Loghain has this done to him for killing the King and undermining the war efforts. Another choice is to have him killed.]]
* Third BioWare example. ''Technically'' the whole Star Forge hunt in ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' is being led by Bastila Shan. This quickly degrades into "leading only on paper" as your character is able to take command of the situation and your RagtagBunchOfMisfits who mostly ignore Jedi authority.

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* In another BioWare Creator/BioWare game, ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', [[spoiler:Teirn Loghain has this done to him for killing the King and undermining the war efforts. Another choice is to have him killed.]]
* Third BioWare [=BioWare=] example. ''Technically'' the whole Star Forge hunt in ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' is being led by Bastila Shan. This quickly degrades into "leading only on paper" as your character is able to take command of the situation and your RagtagBunchOfMisfits who mostly ignore Jedi authority.
9th Jul '16 6:58:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* Titania of ''FireEmblem Path of Radiance'' is first Ike's mentor and boss, and after his father [[TheObiWan dies]], she becomes Ike's subordinate. Unlike many examples of this trope, Ike's youth and inexperience is actually a source of conflict and some of the mercenaries quit over it (Ike ''himself'' thinks this is too sudden). Titania and those that remain do so by choice. Titania also doesn't get demoted - she still has her "second-in-command" position, she just changed bosses.

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* Titania of ''FireEmblem Path of Radiance'' is first Ike's mentor and boss, and after his father [[TheObiWan [[MentorOccupationalHazard dies]], she becomes Ike's subordinate. Unlike many examples of this trope, Ike's youth and inexperience is actually a source of conflict and some of the mercenaries quit over it (Ike ''himself'' thinks this is too sudden). Titania and those that remain do so by choice. Titania also doesn't get demoted - she still has her "second-in-command" position, she just changed bosses.
4th Jul '16 1:05:03 AM Morgenthaler
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** Your efforts don't go unrecognized, as you do get a huge statue in Bruma for saving the city, and yes, it is ''you'', not a generic statue. You will at least be remembered as, probably, TheObiWan played straight.
21st Jun '16 3:21:46 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' introduces Yuuno so you can watch him get his butt kicked, turn into a ferret, and hand over magic casting and monster fighting duties to our heroine.

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* ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' introduces Yuuno so you can watch him get his butt kicked, turn into a ferret, and hand over magic casting and monster fighting duties to our heroine.
28th Mar '16 4:34:03 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Maria of ''SakuraTaisen'' is a firearms expert with intrigue and assassins in her past, so she ''seems'' like a good choice for leader in a war. But she is summarily replaced as field leader by...a rookie cadet we first saw swabbing the deck of a ship. Averted insofar as she stays on as second-in-command, remains competent in the field, and is tapped to be leader once again during the time Oogami is transferred to Paris.
** Dodged in ''SakuraTaisen V'' with Ratchet, no-nonsense knife expert and prototype mech pilot. Leader and general badass, until shortly into Chapter 1. At this moment, her spiritual power gives out, rendering her unable to pilot her mecha and thus no longer able to lead from the front. Instead of getting demoted to following the new hero, Shinjiro Taiga, Ratchet gets the promotion she deserves from being Taiga's immediate commanding officer to still his immediate commanding officer.

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* Maria of ''SakuraTaisen'' ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'' is a firearms expert with intrigue and assassins in her past, so she ''seems'' like a good choice for leader in a war. But she is summarily replaced as field leader by...a rookie cadet we first saw swabbing the deck of a ship. Averted insofar as she stays on as second-in-command, remains competent in the field, and is tapped to be leader once again during the time Oogami Ogami is transferred to Paris.
** Dodged in ''SakuraTaisen V'' ''VideoGame/SakuraWarsSoLongMyLove'' with Ratchet, no-nonsense knife expert and prototype mech pilot. Leader and general badass, until shortly into Chapter 1. At this moment, her spiritual power gives out, rendering her unable to pilot her mecha and thus no longer able to lead from the front. Instead of getting demoted to following the new hero, Shinjiro Taiga, Ratchet gets the promotion she deserves from being Taiga's immediate commanding officer to still being his immediate commanding officer.
25th Mar '16 2:06:00 PM TinMan
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* ''Series/TwentyFour'': Bill Buchanan was introduced on Day 4 as the regional director of Division, which would have him overseeing all CTU bureaus in California. On Day 5 he reappears as the special agent in charge of just CTU Los Angeles, but both he and everyone else was okay with it since he was the first ReasonableAuthorityFigure to serve as S-A-C in a long time.
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