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23rd Feb '17 6:40:28 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''Manga/AnatoliaStory'', Kail has a number of older brothers and half-brothers who have claim to the throne before him. Just about everyone, those brothers included, agree that Kail is best-suited to rule, though. Nakia, meanwhile, is desperate for her own son to take the throne. Given that her boy is the youngest of the princes, this means she has a lot of scheming to do to get the others out of the way. [[spoiler:By the end of the series, all of Kail's older brothers are dead and Prince Juda permanently renounces his claim to the throne. By that point, it wasn't a question of whether or not Kail expected to rule so much as when he would actually be taking the throne.]]

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* In ''Manga/AnatoliaStory'', Prince Kail Mursili has a number of older brothers and half-brothers who have claim to the throne before him. Just about everyone, those brothers included, [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure agree that Kail is best-suited to rule, rule]], though. Nakia, meanwhile, is desperate for her own son Judah to take the throne. Given that her boy is the youngest of the princes, this means she has a lot of scheming to do to get the others out of the way.way, even when the poor boy has quite the BigBrotherWorship towards Kail and does ''not'' want to rule. [[spoiler:By the end of the series, all of Kail's older brothers are dead and Prince Juda permanently renounces his claim to the throne. By that point, it wasn't a question of whether or not Kail expected to rule so much as when he would actually be taking the throne.]]



* ''Manga/OnePiece'': As a flashback shows, Sabo's parents adopted Stelly, a noble child of even higher status than him, as Sabo kept running away to see Ace and Luffy, among other "lower-class trash" in their eyes. The parents expected Sabo and Stelly to get along, but since the latter was a dick like the other nobles, and only Sabo was kind, it didn't turn out too well. [[spoiler:Sabo was eventually shot by a World Noble and presumed dead, while Stelly grew up to be the king of Goa Kingdom.]]

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* ''Manga/OnePiece'': As a flashback shows, Sabo's parents adopted Stelly, a noble child of even higher status than him, as Sabo kept running away to see Ace and Luffy, among other "lower-class trash" in their eyes. The parents expected Sabo and Stelly to get along, but since the latter was a dick like the other nobles, and only Sabo was kind, it didn't turn out too well. [[spoiler:Sabo was eventually shot by a World Noble and presumed dead, ended up with amnesia and was taken in by Dragon's Revolutionaries... while Stelly grew up to be the king of Goa Kingdom.]]
10th Feb '17 1:44:50 PM ladyofthelibrary
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* ''WesternAnimation/SkeletonWarriors'': When Grimskull's [[HeelFaceTurn pre-heelfaceturn]] crime becomes publicly known, the people of Luminicity want him to be executed for this and the only way his brother can spare him without having to face a revolt is by being executed in his place. With Lightstar dead and Grimskull still being labeled a traitor, their sister will be the next in line to become the ruler of Luminicity regardless of the fact she never received any training for this. Fortunately, Grimskull earned forgiveness on time to prevent any executions from happening.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SkeletonWarriors'': When Grimskull's [[HeelFaceTurn pre-heelfaceturn]] pre-Heel-Face Turn]] crime becomes publicly known, the people of Luminicity want him to be executed for this and the only way his brother can spare him without having to face a revolt is by being executed in his place. With Lightstar dead and Grimskull still being labeled a traitor, their sister will be the next in line to become the ruler of Luminicity regardless of the fact she never received any training for this. Fortunately, Grimskull earned forgiveness on time to prevent any executions from happening.
18th Jan '17 1:03:07 PM ladyofprocrastination
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* Pops up in the first ''Literature/DeltoraQuest'' SequelSeries. The king has a beautiful, well-educated Toran woman brought to the capital, and court gossip claims that he plans to marry her. In reality, he has realized that the royal family's SingleLineOfDescent (which was, in fact, engineered by the Shadow Lord's servants to make them easier to kill off) could easily result in disaster for the kingdom if he were to be killed before having a child, leaving nobody capable of using the magical Belt of Deltora to keep the Shadow Lord from invading, and has tracked down a distant cousin to be his heir.
27th Dec '16 1:24:10 PM AFP
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* Some linguistic humor regarding military ranks: "[[TheCaptain Captain]]" can generally be translated to mean "Chieftain", the guy in charge. "[[EnsignNewbie Lieutenant]]" can be roughly translated to mean "Placeholder", someone who is in charge in lieu of the Captain when they are unavailable.

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* Some linguistic humor regarding military ranks: "[[TheCaptain Captain]]" can generally be translated to mean "Chieftain", the guy in charge. "[[EnsignNewbie Lieutenant]]" can be roughly translated to mean "Placeholder", someone who is in charge in lieu of the Captain [[YouAreInCommandNow when they are unavailable. unavailable]].
27th Dec '16 1:23:53 PM AFP
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* Some linguistic humor regarding military ranks: "[[TheCaptain Captain]]" can generally be translated to mean "Chieftain", the guy in charge. "[[EnsignNewbie Lieutenant]]" can be roughly translated to mean "Placeholder", someone who fills in while the Captain is unavailable.

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* Some linguistic humor regarding military ranks: "[[TheCaptain Captain]]" can generally be translated to mean "Chieftain", the guy in charge. "[[EnsignNewbie Lieutenant]]" can be roughly translated to mean "Placeholder", someone who fills is in while charge in lieu of the Captain is unavailable. when they are unavailable.
27th Dec '16 1:22:57 PM AFP
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* Some linguistic humor regarding military ranks: "[[TheCaptain Captain]]" can generally be translated to mean "Chieftain", the guy in charge. "[[EnsignNewbie Lieutenant]]" can be roughly translated to mean "Placeholder", someone who fills in while the Captain is unavailable.
14th Dec '16 5:45:57 AM RobTan
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*** In the case that the Vice President also dies, then the next in line to the Presidency is the Speaker of the House. Since the Speaker is frequently a member of the opposing party and the President's strongest adversary in Washington, that would be one of the biggest political upsets in history. Fortunately, it hasn't happened yet, the closest America has come is when LBJ was almost shot by a Secret Service agent who mistook him for a trespasser on the White House lawn the night after the Kennedy assassination.

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*** In the case that the Vice President also dies, then the next in line to the Presidency is the Speaker of the House. Since the Speaker is frequently a member of the opposing party and the President's strongest adversary in Washington, that would be one of the biggest political upsets in history. Fortunately, it hasn't happened yet, the closest America has come is when LBJ was almost shot by a an understandably jumpy Secret Service agent who mistook him for a trespasser on the White House lawn the night after the Kennedy assassination.
27th Nov '16 5:03:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* One of the central conflicts in ''Film/TheKingsSpeech'' is King George VI's ascension to the throne when his older brother abdicates. He felt totally unprepared, largely due to a pretty serious stammer. Of course, this is BasedOnATrueStory (see the real life section below).

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* One of the central conflicts in ''Film/TheKingsSpeech'' is King George VI's ascension to the throne when his older brother abdicates. He felt totally unprepared, largely due to a pretty serious stammer. Of course, this is BasedOnATrueStory (see the real life section below).
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* The Reluctant Illegitimate Heir variation occurs in ''Film/KingRalph'', twice. First, when all known members of the royal family [[ItMakesSenseInContext are electrocuted in a photography accident]], Ralph is discovered to be the son of an illegitimate child of a royal uncle. He's lived his whole life in the US, so he's hesitant to leave that behind. At the end Ralph realizes that the man who had been prepping him to rule was also an heir to the throne who didn't feel worthy to take the position.


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* One of the central conflicts in ''Film/TheKingsSpeech'' is King George VI's ascension to the throne when his older brother abdicates. He felt totally unprepared, largely due to a pretty serious stammer. Of course, this is BasedOnATrueStory (see the real life section below).
* The Reluctant Illegitimate Heir variation occurs in ''Film/KingRalph'', twice. First, when all known members of the royal family [[ItMakesSenseInContext are electrocuted in a photography accident]], Ralph is discovered to be the son of an illegitimate child of a royal uncle. He's lived his whole life in the US, so he's hesitant to leave that behind. At the end Ralph realizes that the man who had been prepping him to rule was also an heir to the throne who didn't feel worthy to take the position.
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18th Oct '16 11:59:51 AM beergood
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* UsefulNotes/{{Sweden}} had a modern variation in [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Bertil,_Duke_of_Halland Prince Bertil]] (1912-1997) who was the third son of king Gustav VI, but surprisingly became second in line after his oldest brother died young leaving a 2-year-old Crown Prince Carl Gustaf as the heir apparent, and his middle brother was disqualified after marrying a commoner, making it very likely that Bertil would have to step in as regent. Further complicating matters was that he'd just fallen in love with a divorcee, whom he now couldn't marry without disqualifying himself and leaving the whole royal line in danger. They ended up living together in secret for over 30 years before finally marrying after Carl Gustaf had become king, married, and had children of his own; members of the press knew about this, but refused to report it out of respect. The whole deal was one of the reasons Sweden was one of the first countries to abolish the HeirClubForMen a few years later.
11th Sep '16 5:17:43 PM eowynjedi
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* In ''Literature/WolfHall'', Henry VIII has been reigning for over twenty years but still has some issues with this. When he has a nightmare about his brother Arthur, he feels as though his brother is rebuking him for taking his wife and unbalancing the kingdom through their failure to produce a male heir, and drags Thomas Cromwell across town in the middle of the night to ask his opinion. Cromwell's interpretation is rather that Arthur is ''encouraging'' Henry to be the best king he can, especially by throwing off the Catholic Church.
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