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17th Aug '16 1:56:01 AM PaulA
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* ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'': Miles Vorkosigan manages this often in his career in {{ImpSec}}. Miles has a...problem with following orders, and those above constantly complain about his "excessive initiative" or curse him by wishing he one day commands someone "just like him". This trope is probably most notable in ''Vor Games''. Miles is sent to a deadend position for just 6 months to prove he can follow orders, he comes home in 3 months [[spoiler:: with a charge of treason]] but is forgiven because his refusal to keep his head down managed to [[spoiler:: prevent a crazy near-homicidal commanding officer from allowing a group of techs that refused to obey his orders (to pointlessly risk themselves cleaning up a toxic spill) from freezing to death]]. He is put under the one man who could possible deal with him and sent on a simple intelligence gathering mission, by the end of which he manages to have 3 separate 'superior officers' locked in the brig so he can go about [[spoiler:: leading a mercenary troop to defend a wormhole from an enemy invasion]] which no one ever asked him to do. But since he did manage to save everyone he ends up with a promotion and his dream job of [[spoiler:: playing admiral for said military fleet]].

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* ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'': Miles Vorkosigan manages this often in his career in {{ImpSec}}.[=ImpSec=]. Miles has a...problem with following orders, and those above constantly complain about his "excessive initiative" or curse him by wishing he one day commands someone "just like him". This trope is probably most notable in ''Vor Games''. ''Literature/TheVorGame''. Miles is sent to a deadend position for just 6 months to prove he can follow orders, he comes home in 3 months [[spoiler:: with [[spoiler:with a charge of treason]] but is forgiven because his refusal to keep his head down managed to [[spoiler:: prevent [[spoiler:prevent a crazy near-homicidal commanding officer from allowing a group of techs that refused to obey his orders (to pointlessly risk themselves cleaning up a toxic spill) from freezing to death]]. He is put under the one man who could possible deal with him and sent on a simple intelligence gathering mission, by the end of which he manages to have 3 separate 'superior officers' locked in the brig so he can go about [[spoiler:: leading [[spoiler:leading a mercenary troop to defend a wormhole from an enemy invasion]] which no one ever asked him to do. But since he did manage to save everyone he ends up with a promotion and his dream job of [[spoiler:: playing [[spoiler:playing admiral for said military fleet]].
26th Jun '16 7:43:30 PM nombretomado
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* Harry Dresden of ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' is able to get away with some BlackMagic in ''Dead Beat'' through a combination of LoopholeAbuse, [[IDidWhatIHadToDo necessity]], and the fact that [[spoiler:reanimating a ''TyrannosaurusRex'']] was so unspeakably ''awesome'' that even some of the Wardens were impressed.

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* Harry Dresden of ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' is able to get away with some BlackMagic in ''Dead Beat'' ''Literature/DeadBeat'' through a combination of LoopholeAbuse, [[IDidWhatIHadToDo necessity]], and the fact that [[spoiler:reanimating a ''TyrannosaurusRex'']] was so unspeakably ''awesome'' that even some of the Wardens were impressed.



** Daine in the ''Literature/TheImmortals'' wrecks a foreign ruler's entire palace and his army using her gods-given powers to reanimate the dinosaurs in the museum (and before you cry foul, this book was written before TheDresdenFiles) and essentially destroys his seat of power. Okay, she gets away with this more because the ruler had been a horrible one and the gods themselves were going to destroy his land if he wasn't replaced, but seriously, would you really want to mess with her?

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** Daine in the ''Literature/TheImmortals'' wrecks a foreign ruler's entire palace and his army using her gods-given powers to reanimate the dinosaurs in the museum (and before you cry foul, this book was written before TheDresdenFiles) ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'') and essentially destroys his seat of power. Okay, she gets away with this more because the ruler had been a horrible one and the gods themselves were going to destroy his land if he wasn't replaced, but seriously, would you really want to mess with her?
8th May '16 1:45:35 PM Morgenthaler
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* [[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Miles Vorkosigan]] manages this often in his career in {{ImpSec}}. Miles has a...problem with following orders, and those above constantly complain about his "excessive initiative" or curse him by wishing he one day commands someone "just like him". This trope is probably most notable in ''Vor Games''. Miles is sent to a deadend position for just 6 months to prove he can follow orders, he comes home in 3 months [[spoiler:: with a charge of treason]] but is forgiven because his refusal to keep his head down managed to [[spoiler:: prevent a crazy near-homicidal commanding officer from allowing a group of techs that refused to obey his orders (to pointlessly risk themselves cleaning up a toxic spill) from freezing to death]]. He is put under the one man who could possible deal with him and sent on a simple intelligence gathering mission, by the end of which he manages to have 3 separate 'superior officers' locked in the brig so he can go about [[spoiler:: leading a mercenary troop to defend a wormhole from an enemy invasion]] which no one ever asked him to do. But since he did manage to save everyone he ends up with a promotion and his dream job of [[spoiler:: playing admiral for said military fleet]].

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* [[Literature/VorkosiganSaga ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'': Miles Vorkosigan]] Vorkosigan manages this often in his career in {{ImpSec}}. Miles has a...problem with following orders, and those above constantly complain about his "excessive initiative" or curse him by wishing he one day commands someone "just like him". This trope is probably most notable in ''Vor Games''. Miles is sent to a deadend position for just 6 months to prove he can follow orders, he comes home in 3 months [[spoiler:: with a charge of treason]] but is forgiven because his refusal to keep his head down managed to [[spoiler:: prevent a crazy near-homicidal commanding officer from allowing a group of techs that refused to obey his orders (to pointlessly risk themselves cleaning up a toxic spill) from freezing to death]]. He is put under the one man who could possible deal with him and sent on a simple intelligence gathering mission, by the end of which he manages to have 3 separate 'superior officers' locked in the brig so he can go about [[spoiler:: leading a mercenary troop to defend a wormhole from an enemy invasion]] which no one ever asked him to do. But since he did manage to save everyone he ends up with a promotion and his dream job of [[spoiler:: playing admiral for said military fleet]].
8th May '16 1:45:17 PM Morgenthaler
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* Harry Dresden of ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' is able to get away with some BlackMagic in ''Dead Beat'' through a combination of LoopholeAbuse, [[IDidWhatIHadToDo necessity]], and the fact that [[spoiler:reanimating a ''TyrannosaurusRex'']] was [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome so unspeakably]] ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome]]'' that even some of the Wardens were impressed.

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* Harry Dresden of ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' is able to get away with some BlackMagic in ''Dead Beat'' through a combination of LoopholeAbuse, [[IDidWhatIHadToDo necessity]], and the fact that [[spoiler:reanimating a ''TyrannosaurusRex'']] was [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome so unspeakably]] ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome]]'' unspeakably ''awesome'' that even some of the Wardens were impressed.
8th May '16 1:44:57 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''InDeath'' series: Eve Dallas is one of the best cops there is. She has broken a lot of rules and laws to achieve actual justice. While it seems that her superiors don't know about the methods she uses to achieve results, there are indications that they know she is working around the law, but as long as she succeeds, they have no problem with that.

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* ''InDeath'' ''Literature/InDeath'' series: Eve Dallas is one of the best cops there is. She has broken a lot of rules and laws to achieve actual justice. While it seems that her superiors don't know about the methods she uses to achieve results, there are indications that they know she is working around the law, but as long as she succeeds, they have no problem with that.
22nd Jan '16 6:08:30 PM azul120
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* Disney's ''{{Disney/Mulan}}''.''Disney/{{Mulan}}''.






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15th Dec '15 8:10:44 PM Prfnoff
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* ''{{Oni}}'': In one level, you can find a computer terminal that reveals information on Terrance Griffin himself. It turns out that the Board he answers to are aware that he cares more for results than in following procedure. They turned a blind eye to it because he has done more to oppose TheSyndicate than any other agent in the Technological Crimes Task Force. Despite this, it says that they feel that they can't keep turning a blind eye to it for much longer.

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\n* ''{{Oni}}'': ''VideoGame/{{Oni}}'': In one level, you can find a computer terminal that reveals information on Terrance Griffin himself. It turns out that the Board he answers to are aware that he cares more for results than in following procedure. They turned a blind eye to it because he has done more to oppose TheSyndicate than any other agent in the Technological Crimes Task Force. Despite this, it says that they feel that they can't keep turning a blind eye to it for much longer.
30th Jul '15 11:41:11 PM JamaicanCastle
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40k}}'': The ''[[BigBookOfWar Tactica Imperialis]]'''s oft-quoted maxim, "[[CombatPragmatist Victory requires no explanation]]; [[YouHaveFailedMe defeat allows none]]" is half this, half NotCheatingUnlessYouGetCaught.
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7th Jul '15 9:50:16 AM erforce
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* When Creator/JamesCameron directed ''Film/{{Titanic}}'', he ran almost a half-a-year over schedule, nearly doubled the allotted budget, drove nearly the entire cast and crew to revolt, and even assaulted a Fox executive. A bajillion dollars at the box office and 11 Academy Awards later, all is forgiven.

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* When Creator/JamesCameron directed ''Film/{{Titanic}}'', ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'', he ran almost a half-a-year over schedule, nearly doubled the allotted budget, drove nearly the entire cast and crew to revolt, and even assaulted a Fox executive. A bajillion dollars at the box office and 11 Academy Awards later, all is forgiven.
1st Feb '15 6:46:15 AM TheUnsquished
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* DeepSpaceNine - ''The Die is Cast'': "If you pull a stunt like that again, I'll courtmartial you. Or I'll promote you."

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* DeepSpaceNine ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' - ''The Die is Cast'': "If you pull a stunt like that again, I'll courtmartial you. Or I'll promote you."
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