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24th Apr '16 6:58:15 AM Derkhan
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* In ''Literature/ThisImmortal'', Tatram Yshtigo, Cort Myshtigo's grandfather, is -- according to Phil -- 'an altruistic administrator of services to the public' and very much aware of the problems with Earth's dependency on the Vegan Combine. [[spoiler:He hatches the plan of sending Cort Myshtigo to Earth to survey whether it could possibly govern itself, then arranges things thus that Conrad Nomikos ends up in charge -- reasoning that with someone as long-lived and honourable as Conrad there's a good chance that Earth will become habitable again in the long run.]]
15th Apr '16 9:39:22 PM sayaleviathan
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* In the CrapsackWorld of ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', there are very few leaders like this. However, their survival rate is rarely high due to [[AnyoneCanDie the nature of the series]]:
** Eddard Stark did his best during his tenure as Hand of the King. [[spoiler:However, his honor became a weakness which led to his death]].
** Tyrion Lannister did a good job as Hand of the King while keeping tabs on [[TheCaligula his nephew]]'s brattiness. He was one who managed to keep King's Landing from falling into the hands of Stannis Baratheon during the Battle of Blackwater.
** Regardless of all his flaws, Tywin Lannister is this when he's serving as Hand (not so much as a battle commander). His steady hand is able to balance out the psychopathy of both Aerys and Joffrey, and the smallfolk's love for him is largely the reason the Mad King's reign is remembered as a time of peace and prosperity until the very end (after Tywin had already been replaced).
** Kevan Lannister is a decent ruler and leader, who takes into account the problems of the realm and is more of a people person than his brother. [[spoiler:This is also the reason why Varys killed him at the end of ''Literature/ADanceWithDragons'' when Kevan was just starting to fix all the problems that his niece had made]].
** Jeor Mormont is one of these too since he knew very well that [[ZombieApocalypse the Others had returned and are a bigger threat to Westeros]]. He even reminded Jon Snow that it doesn't matter on whoever wins the Iron Throne because [[ArcWords winter is coming]] and the victor had to bear the long winter night.
8th Apr '16 8:48:29 PM mrdingo15
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* ''ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'': Mayor Nettles in season two who, unlike the previous mayor and most of the adults in general, is generally supportive of Mystery Inc.'s actions. In fact she actively worked to get the group back together in the season two premiere.
7th Apr '16 10:05:21 AM Kakai
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* ''Webcomic/{{Godslave}}'' has Sobek, who takes one good look at Anpu and decides (correctly) that the fennec-shaped god has no qualifications to take care of Edith by himself. He then sets up an account for her to solve her money problems while she's PlotCoupon-hunting, and tells her to come to him for aid anytime. The problem is, of course, that he's supposed to be working for Heru, Anpu's enemy.
28th Mar '16 4:51:00 PM TinMan
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** On Day 3, Ryan Chappelle was evolving from an ObstructiveBureaucrat into this, [[spoiler:even performing a HeroicSacrfice to help save the day]].
27th Mar '16 2:10:56 PM TheSinful
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* The Council in ''[[http://www.grandt.com/XanderZone/stories/read.php?story=TheZeppoInMind.html The Zeppo in Mind]]'' start generously paying the Slayers and the Scoobies once it's made clear that they're the reason the world hasn't ended yet and covers their various expenses so long as they keep fighting the good fight.. As Giles put it, even the stuffiest of bureaucrats recognizes the need to help those who keep the world spinning and that it's hard to hold down a job when you also have to save the world regularly..
13th Mar '16 11:16:45 PM superkeijikun
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* In ''VideoGame/MortalKombat'', the younger Sub-Zero becomes this when he becomes Grandmaster of the Lin Kuei, reforming the band of assassins into a force of good. This is exemplified in ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX'', when he allies with the Special Forces and helps to train Cassie Cage and her team. [[spoiler:He also extends an olive branch to Scorpion once he learns of the circumstances surrounding the Lin Kuei's extermination of the Shirai Ryu. Even when Frost tries to jump Scorpion, and Scorpion subsequently tries to kill him, he keeps cool until he's able to get through to Scorpion.]]
4th Mar '16 1:47:53 PM nighttrainfm
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** First Enchanter Orsino also, at least in comparison to the zealous Meredith and [[spoiler: until the player learns that he dabbled in dark magic and protected a SerialKiller necromancer [[ForScience for the sake of research]]]]. His main concern is protecting his students and subordinates, and he'll allow Hawke to take the lead or speak their piece much more readily than Meredith will.

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** First Enchanter Orsino also, at least in comparison to the zealous Meredith and [[spoiler: until the player learns that he dabbled in dark magic and protected a SerialKiller necromancer [[ForScience for the sake of research]]]]. so Meredith wouldn't use his actions as a pretext.]] His main concern is protecting his students and subordinates, and he'll allow Hawke to take the lead or speak their piece much more readily than Meredith will.
28th Feb '16 12:32:45 PM ultimomant
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* Pretty much everyone in Judgment and Antiskill are this in the anime of ''Anime/ACertainMagicalIndex'' and ''Anime/ACertainScientificRailgun''. In ''Railgun'' it's not so surprising that Kuroko and Uiharu from Judgment (and by extension, their mentor) are reasonable authority figures since they're in the main cast, but Aiho and Tsuzuri from Antiskill count even for ''Railgun''. They're not major characters, and they'll stop the characters from doing things they shouldn't be, but when push comes to shove, they'll even [[spoiler:ignore orders from the conspiracy in order to act as TheCavalry]]. Antiskill in general, while often incapable of doing their job without the heroes, are savvy enough to help keep things clear for them, trusting that the middle and high schoolers will take care of things.

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* Pretty much everyone in Judgment and Antiskill are this in the anime of ''Anime/ACertainMagicalIndex'' ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' and ''Anime/ACertainScientificRailgun''.''Manga/ACertainScientificRailgun''. In ''Railgun'' it's not so surprising that Kuroko and Uiharu from Judgment (and by extension, their mentor) are reasonable authority figures since they're in the main cast, but Aiho and Tsuzuri from Antiskill count even for ''Railgun''. They're not major characters, and they'll stop the characters from doing things they shouldn't be, but when push comes to shove, they'll even [[spoiler:ignore orders from the conspiracy in order to act as TheCavalry]]. Antiskill in general, while often incapable of doing their job without the heroes, are savvy enough to help keep things clear for them, trusting that the middle and high schoolers will take care of things.
27th Feb '16 9:10:29 AM Anna_Nimus
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* In ''Fanfic/CoOpMode'', the coach at Winslow is an odd variant of this, as he's not actually a ''good'' coach, being more interested in self-gain and personal success than his actual job - the man asked [[DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength James]] if he would pass a [[SuperSerum Tinkertech drug test]] just in case he could enter the team for crying out loud - but as James is conducive to his goals, he ends up looking like this.

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* In the fanfic ''Fanfic/CoOpMode'', the coach at Winslow is an odd variant of this, as he's not actually a ''good'' coach, being more interested in self-gain and personal success than his actual job - the man asked [[DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength James]] if he would pass a [[SuperSerum Tinkertech drug test]] just in case he could enter the team for crying out loud - but as James is conducive to his goals, he ends up looking like this. this.
-->''Coach Shane'': “I’ll be honest here. [[DrugsAreBad I don’t approve of steroids.]] But with the girls’ track team bringing home medals, Blackwell wants the other teams to earn some trophies. If our football team doesn’t start winning games, she’s going to make me do weekend training for the guys. [[AdultsAreUseless And that would cut into my weekend plans.]] I think I can turn you into a decent running back or a passable lineman, but there’s no point if you’re going to get disqualified. So. Can you pass a drug test?”
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