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8th Apr '18 11:19:36 PM foxley
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* ''Literature/ShadowPolice'': As the characters note in ''Who Killed Sherlock Holmes?'', Quill, as the team's leader, is the one least able to lean on his colleagues' support and help, and is therefore the first to crack under the phenomenal stress they're all under.
6th Apr '18 8:27:17 PM costanton11
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* ''TimeSquad'' showed both GeorgeWashington and AbrahamLincoln suffering from this. Washington hated living in the limelight and the dealing with the stress of being idolized as the first President, and resented not having the time to start a family of his own. Lincoln felt suffocated by his reputation as "Honest Abe", with everyone treating him like an incorruptible symbol instead of a human being with his own darker drives, and briefly resigned from the presidency just so he could run around and indulge in being a jerk.

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* ''TimeSquad'' showed both GeorgeWashington UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington and AbrahamLincoln UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln suffering from this. Washington hated living in the limelight and the dealing with the stress of being idolized as the first President, and resented not having the time to start a family of his own. Lincoln felt suffocated by his reputation as "Honest Abe", with everyone treating him like an incorruptible symbol instead of a human being with his own darker drives, and briefly resigned from the presidency just so he could run around and indulge in being a jerk.
15th Mar '18 5:50:58 AM gb00393
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** Daenerys starts to feel them in Season 2, when her people become dependent on her. They only get heavier as her responsibilities increase. She realizes that being a ruler and being a conqueror are not the same things. As Tyrion notes that being a ruler means that they have to be "terrible" and he is pleased that Daenerys is "the right kind of terrible", that is the kind "that prevents her people from being even more so." Dany doesn't like making compromises and concessions to the nobility of Slaver's Bay but she does so anyway, to build some kind of peace in Meereen and moderate multiple factions, and on returning to Westeros, she doesn't like dealing with the picky norms of Westerosi feudalism, namely their endless grudges, feuds and prejudices against Dothraki but decides to proceed slowly if only to prove IAmNotMyFather.

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** Daenerys starts to feel them in Season 2, when her people become dependent on her. They only get heavier as her responsibilities increase. She realizes that being a ruler and being a conqueror are not the same things. As Tyrion notes that notes, being a ruler means that they have to be "terrible" and he is pleased that Daenerys is "the right kind of terrible", that is the kind "that prevents her people from being even more so." Dany doesn't like making compromises and concessions to the nobility of Slaver's Bay but she does so anyway, to build some kind of peace in Meereen and moderate multiple factions, and on returning to Westeros, she doesn't like dealing with the picky norms of Westerosi feudalism, namely their endless grudges, feuds and prejudices against Dothraki but decides to proceed slowly if only to prove IAmNotMyFather.
15th Mar '18 5:50:13 AM gb00393
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** Daenerys starts to feel them in Season 2, when her people become dependent on her. They only get heavier as her responsibilities increase.

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** Daenerys starts to feel them in Season 2, when her people become dependent on her. They only get heavier as her responsibilities increase. She realizes that being a ruler and being a conqueror are not the same things. As Tyrion notes that being a ruler means that they have to be "terrible" and he is pleased that Daenerys is "the right kind of terrible", that is the kind "that prevents her people from being even more so." Dany doesn't like making compromises and concessions to the nobility of Slaver's Bay but she does so anyway, to build some kind of peace in Meereen and moderate multiple factions, and on returning to Westeros, she doesn't like dealing with the picky norms of Westerosi feudalism, namely their endless grudges, feuds and prejudices against Dothraki but decides to proceed slowly if only to prove IAmNotMyFather.
11th Mar '18 5:02:26 AM MagiMecha
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* Rodimus Prime in series 3 of ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' is often struggling with living up to the legacy of Optimus Prime, and at times is even willing to justify any excuse to give up command.

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* Rodimus Prime in series 3 of ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' is often struggling with living up to the legacy of Optimus Prime, and at times is even willing to justify any excuse to give up command. A lot of this stems from [[ItsAllMyFault his guilt of Optimus' death]] in ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie'' and when Optimus returns for good, he happily returns the Matrix to the elder Prime.
2nd Feb '18 5:15:23 PM SilentStranger
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* ''TimeSquad'' showed both GeorgeWashington and AbrahamLincoln suffering from this. Washington hated living in the limelight and the dealing with the stress of being idolized as the first President, and resented not having the time to start a family of his own. Lincoln felt suffocated by his reputation as "Honest Abe", with everyone treating him like an incorruptible symbol instead of a human being with his own darker drives, and briefly resigned from the presidency just so he could run around and indulge in being a jerk.
25th Jan '18 7:40:33 PM Lanes17B
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* This trope is discussed in the ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'' episode where the special-ed class runs away, and Hal leads [[DumbMuscle a group of body builders that decided to follow him around.]] After Dewey asks Hal a question about leadership (Dewey had been hiding the special-ed students who were living in the neighborhood's treetops, who had [[{{Blackmail}} blackmailed]] Dewey into keeping their location secret, but was now thinking of telling on them), Hal responds by saying that people think that being a leader means having people looking up to you and doing what you want, but really being a leader means sometimes making hard decisions and telling the truth to the people that look to you for guidance, which will likely leave them disappointed.
31st Dec '17 8:15:15 PM Sharysa
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* Heavy lies the crown for any poor sap born into the [[Franchise/{{Dune}} Atreides]] bloodline, especially highlighted in ''Literature/DuneMessiah'' for Paul, ''Literature/GodEmperorOfDune'' for Leto II and ''Literature/ChapterhouseDune'' for Odrade. Alia cracks under hers in ''Literature/ChildrenOfDune.

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* Heavy lies the crown for any poor sap born into the [[Franchise/{{Dune}} Atreides]] bloodline, especially highlighted in ''Literature/DuneMessiah'' for Paul, ''Literature/GodEmperorOfDune'' for Leto II and ''Literature/ChapterhouseDune'' for Odrade. Alia cracks under hers in ''Literature/ChildrenOfDune.''
31st Oct '17 12:52:32 PM morane
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** UsefulNotes/WarrenHarding is recorded to have said ''I am not fit for this office and I should never have been here''. He also stated ''I have no trouble with my enemies - I can take care of my enemies all right. But my damn friends... They're the ones that keep me walking the floors at night!''
15th Oct '17 7:32:10 PM PaulA
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* In Jerry Pournelle's ''[[Literature/CoDominium Falkenberg's Legion]]'', Falkenberg instructs a friend and fellow officer that "The reason command has no friends isn't to keep from having to send friends to their death. Command has no friends because sooner or later you'll have to betray your friends or your command."

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* In Jerry Pournelle's ''[[Literature/CoDominium Falkenberg's Legion]]'', ''Literature/FalkenbergsLegion'', Falkenberg instructs a friend and fellow officer that "The reason command has no friends isn't to keep from having to send friends to their death. Command has no friends because sooner or later you'll have to betray your friends or your command."
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