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21st Jul '17 12:33:06 PM RoxasOrDie
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21st Jul '17 12:32:11 PM RoxasOrDie
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[-[[caption-width-right:350:Armor-piercing rounds for Daleks, high-explosive rounds for yetis, and silver rounds for werewolves. (And we even got gold-tipped bullets for you-know-what.)]]-]

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13th Jun '17 9:32:52 PM nombretomado
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* Most of the main cast of ''{{Operator}}'' are both military (owing to the alternate-[[WorldWarOne WWI setting]]) and their reactions to the supernatural element range from accepting it to acting as if it's nothing out of the ordinary at all.

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* Most of the main cast of ''{{Operator}}'' are both military (owing to the alternate-[[WorldWarOne alternate-[[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI WWI setting]]) and their reactions to the supernatural element range from accepting it to acting as if it's nothing out of the ordinary at all.
1st Jun '17 7:37:16 PM nombretomado
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* In the '' Literature/WheelOfTime'' series, most senior military commanders are portrayed in this light, especially Gareth Bryne and Davram Bashere. The only real exceptions are the Whitecloak Lords Captain.

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* In the '' Literature/WheelOfTime'' ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' series, most senior military commanders are portrayed in this light, especially Gareth Bryne and Davram Bashere. The only real exceptions are the Whitecloak Lords Captain.
11th May '17 4:46:19 PM Archimedes
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* Almost all of the military staff on the side of good in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' fall into this, but one of the prominent examples is [[MamaBear Olivier]] [[FourStarBadass Armstrong]].

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* Almost all of the military staff on the side of good in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' fall into this, but one of the prominent examples is [[MamaBear [[IronLady Olivier]] [[FourStarBadass Armstrong]].
25th Apr '17 3:31:38 PM Malady
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* ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'': Commander Abraham Tower.



* ''VideoGame/AceCombatAssaultHorizon'': Pierre La Pointe, a French General in command of the entire Task Force 108.



* At the SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy in the ''WebOriginal/WhateleyUniverse'', there's a huge security staff, headed up by ex-military officer Security Chief Franklin Delarose. At Whateley Academy, near Dunwich New Hampshire, the security officers have to be prepared to handle troublesome teenaged superpowered students, not to mention the occasional monster or invasion. So he's a lot more GenreSavvy than the usual Brigadier.

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* At the SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy in the ''WebOriginal/WhateleyUniverse'', ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'', there's a huge security staff, headed up by ex-military officer Security Chief Franklin Delarose. At Whateley Academy, near Dunwich New Hampshire, the security officers have to be prepared to handle troublesome teenaged superpowered students, not to mention the occasional monster or invasion. So he's a lot more GenreSavvy than the usual Brigadier.
25th Mar '17 12:55:33 PM AthenaBlue
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-->"Look in your records and you'll find a man named Alastair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart. [[spoiler:I'm his daughter.]]" ''[MassOhCrap moment for alien menace]''

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-->"Look in your records and you'll find a man named Alastair Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart. [[spoiler:I'm his daughter.]]" ''[MassOhCrap moment for alien menace]''



* Parodied in ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus''; Graham Chapman's recurring character of the Brigadier, a stereotypically uptight senior British army officer, pops up to end sketches and advance the action by walking briskly in and barking "Silly! We'll have none of that silliness around here!" or "Sergeant-Major, get a bit of ''discipline'' into these men!" In one episode, he steps out from behind a desk to reveal he is in full British Army uniform only from the waist up - but in a ballerina's tutu and tights from the waist down.

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* Parodied in ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus''; Graham Chapman's recurring character of the Brigadier, a stereotypically uptight senior British army officer, pops up to end sketches and advance the action by walking briskly in and barking "Silly! We'll have none of that silliness around here!" or "Sergeant-Major, get a bit of ''discipline'' into these men!" In one episode, he steps out from behind a desk to reveal he is in full British Army uniform only from the waist up - -- but in a ballerina's tutu and tights from the waist down. down.
* Commodore Ross from ''Series/SpaceAboveAndBeyond''. His rank is even the naval equivalent of Brigadier.



* Commodore Ross from ''Series/SpaceAboveAndBeyond''. His rank is even the naval equivalent of Brigadier.
25th Mar '17 12:53:06 PM AthenaBlue
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->''"This mission is recon only. Do not engage the enemy. I'm allowing the use of this ship because of the obvious tactical advantage it provides you. Under no circumstances is it to be used to travel through time. ([[ARareSentence Never in my life did I imagine ever giving that order.]])"''
-->-- '''Gen. Hammond''', ''Series/StargateSG1'' (""Moebius, Part 2")

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->''"This mission is recon only. Do not engage the enemy. I'm allowing the use of this ship because of the obvious tactical advantage it provides you. Under no circumstances is it to be used to travel through time. ([[ARareSentence [[ARareSentence Never in my life did I imagine ever giving that order.]])"''
]]"''
-->-- '''Gen. Hammond''', ''Series/StargateSG1'' (""Moebius, ("Moebius, Part 2")



** Colonel Mace in the 2008 Sontaran two-parter: the TropeNamer is mentioned, and now has a knighthood (this must disappoint Nicholas Courtney greatly - he expected the Brig to have a peerage by now).
** Kate Stewart, the new Head of Scientific Research at UNIT as of "The Power of Three", is very much this, as she has been pivotal in reshaping UNIT as a military organization led by scientists. [[spoiler: Her father, Alistair, taught her that "science leads", [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming something he said he learned "from an old friend"]]. When she joined UNIT, she dropped the name Lethbridge so she would rise in the ranks on her own merits without any favoritism.]]
-->"Look in your records and you'll find a man named Alastair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart. [[spoiler:I'm his daughter.]]" MassOhCrap moment for alien menace.
** In ''The Sea Devils'', Captain John Hart.
** Father Octavian in "The Time of Angels"/"Flesh and Stone".

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** Colonel Mace in the 2008 [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E4TheSontaranStratagem "The Sontaran two-parter: Stratagem"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E5ThePoisonSky "The Poison Sky"]]: the TropeNamer is mentioned, and now has a knighthood (this must disappoint Nicholas Courtney greatly - he expected the Brig to have a peerage by now).
** Kate Stewart, the new Head of Scientific Research at UNIT as of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E4ThePowerOfThree "The Power of Three", Three"]], is very much this, as she has been pivotal in reshaping UNIT as a military organization led by scientists. [[spoiler: Her father, Alistair, taught her that "science leads", [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming something he said he learned "from an old friend"]]. When she joined UNIT, she dropped the name Lethbridge so she would rise in the ranks on her own merits without any favoritism.]]
-->"Look in your records and you'll find a man named Alastair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart. [[spoiler:I'm his daughter.]]" MassOhCrap ''[MassOhCrap moment for alien menace.
menace]''
** In ''The [[Recap/DoctorWhoS9E3TheSeaDevils "The Sea Devils'', Devils"]], Captain John Hart.
** [[ChurchMilitant Father Octavian Octavian]] in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E4TheTimeOfAngels "The Time of Angels"/"Flesh Angels"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E5FleshAndStone "Flesh and Stone".Stone"]].
* Parodied in ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus''; Graham Chapman's recurring character of the Brigadier, a stereotypically uptight senior British army officer, pops up to end sketches and advance the action by walking briskly in and barking "Silly! We'll have none of that silliness around here!" or "Sergeant-Major, get a bit of ''discipline'' into these men!" In one episode, he steps out from behind a desk to reveal he is in full British Army uniform only from the waist up - but in a ballerina's tutu and tights from the waist down.



* Parodied in ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus''; Graham Chapman's recurring character of the Brigadier, a stereotypically uptight senior British army officer, pops up to end sketches and advance the action by walking briskly in and barking "Silly! We'll have none of that silliness around here!" or "Sergeant-Major, get a bit of ''discipline'' into these men!" In one episode, he steps out from behind a desk to reveal he is in full British Army uniform only from the waist up - but in a ballerina's tutu and tights from the waist down.



* At the SuperHeroSchool Whateley Academy in the WhateleyUniverse, there's a huge security staff, headed up by ex-military officer Security Chief Franklin Delarose. At Whateley Academy, near Dunwich New Hampshire, the security officers have to be prepared to handle troublesome teenaged superpowered students, not to mention the occasional monster or invasion. So he's a lot more GenreSavvy than the usual Brigadier.



* At the SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy in the ''WebOriginal/WhateleyUniverse'', there's a huge security staff, headed up by ex-military officer Security Chief Franklin Delarose. At Whateley Academy, near Dunwich New Hampshire, the security officers have to be prepared to handle troublesome teenaged superpowered students, not to mention the occasional monster or invasion. So he's a lot more GenreSavvy than the usual Brigadier.



* Although she doesn't show up very often, ''WesternAnimation/{{Bravestarr}}'' has Commander Kane.



* Although she doesn't show up very often, ''WesternAnimation/{{Bravestarr}}'' has Commander Kane.
25th Mar '17 12:49:08 PM AthenaBlue
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* [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep The Colonel]] in ''Manga/{{Akira}}'' is one of these, even if the other good guys take a while to realize it (his constantly trying to arrest them as revolutionaries didn't help).



* [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep The Colonel]] in ''Manga/{{Akira}}'' is one of these, even if the other good guys take a while to realize it (his constantly trying to arrest them as revolutionaries didn't help).



* ComicBook/NickFury, director of SHIELD.
* General Darnell, Steve Trevor's superior officer in ''Comicbook/WonderWoman.''



* Brigadier Alysande Stuart, who headed up W.H.O. (Weird Happenings Organisation) in ''ComicBook/{{Excalibur}}''. And yes, she ''is'' a [[GenderFlip genderflipped]] {{expy}} of the Brig himself.



* Brigadier Alysdane Stuart, who headed up W.H.O. (Weird Happenings Organisation) in ''ComicBook/{{Excalibur}}''.

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* Brigadier Alysdane Stuart, who headed up W.H.O. (Weird Happenings Organisation) ComicBook/NickFury, director of SHIELD.
* General Darnell, Steve Trevor's superior officer
in ''ComicBook/{{Excalibur}}''. ''Comicbook/WonderWoman''.



* Group-Captain Mandrake, from ''Film/DrStrangelove''.
* General Grey in ''Film/IndependenceDay''. Besides President Whitmore, he's the only official who's able to keep a clear head during the crisis, even when the initial counterattack is falling apart. He also endorses David's plan to attack the mothership as it's the only feasible plan they have left.
* General Swanwick in ''Film/ManOfSteel'' and ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice''. He's responsible for leading the fight against General Zod's Kryptonian forces in the former, and he advises the President of the United States during the battle against [[spoiler: Doomsday]] in the latter. Though initially antagonistic towards Superman, he comes to trust him by the end of ''Man of Steel'', and eventually helps Lois Lane find evidence proving Lex Luthor guilty of bankrolling terrorists in Africa.



* General Grey in ''Film/IndependenceDay''. Besides President Whitmore, he's the only official who's able to keep a clear head during the crisis, even when the initial counterattack is falling apart. He also endorses David's plan to attack the mothership as it's the only feasible plan they have left.
* Group-Captain Mandrake, from ''Film/DrStrangelove''.
* General Swanwick in ''Film/ManOfSteel'' and ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice''. He's responsible for leading the fight against General Zod's Kryptonian forces in the former, and he advises the President of the United States during the battle against [[spoiler: Doomsday]] in the latter. Though initially antagonistic towards Superman, he comes to trust him by the end of ''Man of Steel'', and eventually helps Lois Lane find evidence proving Lex Luthor guilty of bankrolling terrorists in Africa.



* Lord General Zyvan in the Literature/CiaphasCain ('''[[FakeUltimateHero HERO OF]] [[MemeticMutation THE IMPERIUM]]''') novels is a highly competent commander and on close personal terms with the eponymous commissar.
* In the later Literature/GauntsGhosts books, Lord General Barthol Van Voytz has a relationship with the title character similar to Zyvan and Cain's. Van Voytz pulls political strings to get Gaunt out of trouble more than once (most notably in ''[[spoiler:His Last Command]]''). Van Voytz is also a contrast to the early series' parade of treacherous [[GeneralRipper General Rippers]]: Dravere (First and Only) Lugo (Honour Guard) and Sturm ([[spoiler: twice, in Necropolis and Traitor General]]).



* Pellaeon from the '' Literature/HandOfThrawn'' duology. Yes, he's the Supreme Commander of the Imperial Forces, but he kicks off the plot with his attempts to make peace with the New Republic.
* In the '' Literature/WheelOfTime'' series, most senior military commanders are portrayed in this light, especially Gareth Bryne and Davram Bashere. The only real exceptions are the Whitecloak Lords Captain.
* The Royal Air Force has its equivalent rank of Air Commodore. Air Commodore "Baggy" Bletchley is the Brigadier in RAF blue. In the works of Creator/DerekRobinson, he is a hangover from UsefulNotes/WW1 biplane fighting who pops up in a series of books to give hearty encouragement, interspersed with contradictory, confused and frequently impractical or impossible orders to his beleagured squadron commanders. In ''Literature/HulloRussiaGoodbyeEngland'' it is revealed he went [[UnusualEuphemism sand-happy]] in North Africa [[note]]In a manner worthy of Graham Chapman's Brigadier, Bletchley apparently took to wearing womens' clothing and calling himself Florence of Arabia"[[/note]] and had to be retired to a [[DeskJockey desk job]] at the Air Ministry in London. [[note]]He is seen rescuing Flight-Lieutenant Silk from certain death over Germany and sending him as a liaison officer to the United States, where he gets to sit out the rest of the war in comfortable safety training American bomber crews in what to expect over Germany.[[/note]]



* The Royal Air Force has its equivalent rank of Air Commodore. Air Commodore "Baggy" Bletchley is the Brigadier in RAF blue. In the works of Creator/DerekRobinson, he is a hangover from UsefulNotes/WW1 biplane fighting who pops up in a series of books to give hearty encouragement, interspersed with contradictory, confused and frequently impractical or impossible orders to his beleagured squadron commanders. In ''Literature/HulloRussiaGoodbyeEngland'' it is revealed he went [[UnusualEuphemism sand-happy]] in North Africa [[note]]In a manner worthy of Graham Chapman's Brigadier, Bletchley apparently took to wearing womens' clothing and calling himself Florence of Arabia"[[/note]] and had to be retired to a [[DeskJockey desk job]] at the Air Ministry in London. [[note]]He is seen rescuing Flight-Lieutenant Silk from certain death over Germany and sending him as a liaison officer to the United States, where he gets to sit out the rest of the war in comfortable safety training American bomber crews in what to expect over Germany.[[/note]]
* ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'':
** Admiral Gilad Pellaeon from the ''Literature/HandOfThrawn'' duology. Yes, he's the Supreme Commander of the Imperial Forces, but he kicks off the plot with his attempts to make peace with the New Republic.
* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'':
** Lord General Zyvan in the ''Literature/CiaphasCain'' ('''[[FakeUltimateHero HERO OF]] [[MemeticMutation THE IMPERIUM]]''') novels is a highly competent commander and on close personal terms with the eponymous commissar.
** In the later Literature/GauntsGhosts books, Lord General Barthol Van Voytz has a relationship with the title character similar to Zyvan and Cain's. Van Voytz pulls political strings to get Gaunt out of trouble more than once (most notably in ''[[spoiler:His Last Command]]''). Van Voytz is also a contrast to the early series' parade of treacherous [[GeneralRipper General Rippers]]: Dravere (First and Only) Lugo (Honour Guard) and Sturm ([[spoiler: twice, in Necropolis and Traitor General]]).
* In the '' Literature/WheelOfTime'' series, most senior military commanders are portrayed in this light, especially Gareth Bryne and Davram Bashere. The only real exceptions are the Whitecloak Lords Captain.



** The aforementioned Lethbridge-Stewart as played by Creator/NicholasCourtney is the TropeNamer. His first few appearances embodied this trope a lot stronger than he did later, as repeated encounters with the Doctor [[CharacterDevelopment mellowed him out somewhat]]. In the serial "Battlefield" he had retired and been replaced by Brigadier Winifred Bambera... though when he does show up, he still gets called "Brigadier" far more often than anything else (like, say, Alistair).

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** The aforementioned Brigadier Sir Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart as played by Creator/NicholasCourtney is the TropeNamer. His first few appearances embodied this trope a lot stronger than he did later, as repeated encounters with the Doctor [[CharacterDevelopment mellowed him out somewhat]]. In the serial "Battlefield" [[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E1Battlefield "Battlefield"]] he had retired and been replaced by Brigadier Winifred Bambera...Bambera . . . though when he does show up, he still gets called "Brigadier" far more often than anything else (like, say, Alistair).
9th Mar '17 2:55:38 PM Vale
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*** Some expanded universe sources indicate that Lethbridge-Stewart was promoted to general prior to retirement, but that he liked to be known as "''the'' Brigadier" as a nickname (and possibly as an homage to ''the'' Doctor).
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