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28th Nov '16 4:12:05 PM Morgenthaler
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%%** [[MemeticBadass Or Dranosh's legendary father]], [[BadAss High Overlord Varok Saurfang]].

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%%** [[MemeticBadass Or Dranosh's legendary father]], [[BadAss High Overlord Varok Saurfang]].Saurfang.
28th Oct '16 1:35:24 PM Morgenthaler
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* Robb Stark in ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' is the leader of the [[BlackAndGrayMorality "good"]] Stark forces, but isn't one of the books' many [=PoV=] characters - his actions are viewed from the perspective of his mother Catelyn.

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* Robb Stark in ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' is the leader of the [[BlackAndGrayMorality "good"]] Stark forces, but isn't one of the books' many [=PoV=] characters - his actions are viewed from the perspective of his mother Catelyn.
6th Oct '16 7:03:57 AM erforce
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* Hector Barbossa in ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean''. At the climax of ''At World's End'', as Jack seeks out the Dead Man's Chest and fights Davy Jone, but s for it, Barbossa engages the ''Flying Dutchman'' itself. Hector gets some real zippy one-liners in the process.

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* Hector Barbossa in ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean''. At the climax of ''At ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd At World's End'', End]]'', as Jack seeks out the Dead Man's Chest and fights Davy Jone, but s for it, Barbossa engages the ''Flying Dutchman'' itself. Hector gets some real zippy one-liners in the process.
15th Sep '16 1:21:09 AM PaulA
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%%* Colonel Graff in EndersGame.

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%%* Colonel Graff in EndersGame.''Literature/EndersGame''.
27th Aug '16 11:56:58 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Literature/SecondApocalypse'': In the Aspect Emperor trilogy, Apperens Saccarees is the Grandmaster of the Mandate and the Exalt-Magus of the Great Ordeal, making him the leader of the most important wing of the entire army. After Serwa and Kellhus himself, he might be the third-most powerful sorcerer in the history of Earwa. However, he's featured very little in the narrative and has only a single, short POV section.
27th Aug '16 11:51:36 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* Aragorn from ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''. Remarkably, he is completely GenreSavvy about the fact that his role is to divert enemy forces away from the real heroes, rather than actually saving the day himself. Bard, the secondary character from ''Literature/TheHobbit'' who slays the dragon Smaug and leads the men in the final battle is another Middle Earth example. Arguably, Tolkien uses the ability to see oneself as merely one strand of a larger struggle or story as a mark of the humility that MAKES a leader great. He's the former TropeNamer for a reason.

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* Aragorn from ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''. ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''.
** Aragorn.
Remarkably, he is completely GenreSavvy about cognizant of the fact that his role is to divert enemy forces away from the real heroes, rather than actually saving the day himself. Bard, the secondary character from ''Literature/TheHobbit'' who slays the dragon Smaug and leads the men in the final battle is another Middle Earth example. Arguably, Tolkien uses the ability to see oneself as merely one strand of a larger struggle or story as a mark of the humility that MAKES a leader great. He's the former TropeNamer for a reason.
10th Aug '16 4:05:46 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'': In ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'', Master Chief becomes this to the Arbiter. While Master Chief is the main hero of the overall series, it is the Arbiter around whom the vast majority of ''2''[='=]s plot revolves, and ultimately he's the one to stop Tartarus and save the galaxy (temporarily, at least). Master Chief retakes the role of TheHero in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'', with the Arbiter dropped down to Sidekick status.

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'': ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
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In ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'', Master Chief becomes this to the Arbiter. While Master Chief is the main hero of the overall series, it is the Arbiter around whom the vast majority of ''2''[='=]s plot revolves, and ultimately he's the one to stop Tartarus and save the galaxy (temporarily, at least). Master Chief retakes the role of TheHero in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'', with the Arbiter dropped down to Sidekick status.



* Admiral Hackett plays this role in ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'', leading the human fleet against [[spoiler: Sovereign and the geth fleet]] while Shepard goes after Saren.
** He does it again in ''Mass Effect 3'', where he's more or less the leader of the human race. What's more, any forces the other races commit to the war effort fall under his command, and he's in charge of the FinalBattle to [[spoiler: retake Earth and the Citadel from the Reapers]].

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* ''Franchise/MassEffect'': Admiral Hackett plays this role in ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'', leading the human fleet against [[spoiler: Sovereign and the geth fleet]] while Shepard goes after Saren.
** He does it again in ''Mass Effect 3'', ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', where he's more or less the leader of the human race. What's more, any forces the other races commit to the war effort fall under his command, and he's in charge of the FinalBattle to [[spoiler: retake Earth and the Citadel from the Reapers]].
28th Jul '16 12:31:55 AM erforce
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* Ardeth Bey in the first two [[Film/TheMummyTrilogy Mummy movies]]. He leads the secret society tasked with keeping Imhotep in his sarcophagus, but Rick and Evie are the main heroes of the series.

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* Ardeth Bey in the first two [[Film/TheMummyTrilogy Mummy movies]].''Film/TheMummyTrilogy'' movies. He leads the secret society tasked with keeping Imhotep in his sarcophagus, but Rick and Evie are the main heroes of the series.
17th Jul '16 4:01:58 PM Discar
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** Gaius Sextus is the official ruler of Alera, and he's good at it. The only problems are (a) he's getting old enough that he can't take care of everything himself, (b) a SuccessionCrisis is undermining his legitimacy, and (c) a big OutsideContextVillain has been awakened. If not for that stuff, he wouldn't be a Supporting Leader, he'd just be the actual leader. Several books follow Tavi as he deals with problems that Sextus could have taken care of himself except for the fact that he was incapacitated, or busy doing something even more important.

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** Gaius Sextus is the official ruler of Alera, and he's good at it. The only problems are (a) he's getting old enough that he can't take care of everything himself, (b) a SuccessionCrisis is undermining his legitimacy, and (c) a big OutsideContextVillain OutsideContextProblem has been awakened. If not for that stuff, he wouldn't be a Supporting Leader, he'd just be the actual leader. Several books follow Tavi as he deals with problems that Sextus could have taken care of himself except for the fact that he was incapacitated, or busy doing something even more important.
8th Jul '16 8:10:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' starts out with [[ShelteredAristocrat King Cailan Theirin]] and [[TheObiWan Duncan]], continues with Arl Eamon, and, finally concludes with either [[spoiler: Alistair]] or [[spoiler: Queen Anora]] fulfilling this role, depending on the player's choices. Before the final battle, the player can also choose [[spoiler: one of the remaining party members to stay behind and lead a brief gaiden encounter]].

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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' starts out with [[ShelteredAristocrat King Cailan Theirin]] and [[TheObiWan Duncan]], Duncan, continues with Arl Eamon, and, finally concludes with either [[spoiler: Alistair]] or [[spoiler: Queen Anora]] fulfilling this role, depending on the player's choices. Before the final battle, the player can also choose [[spoiler: one of the remaining party members to stay behind and lead a brief gaiden encounter]].
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