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20th Jan '17 10:45:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* Prince Josua from ''MemorySorrowAndThorn''. He dislikes it so much that [[spoiler:in the end he gives over to Simon and becomes an Innkeeper. Gladly. Simon seems to like the taste of power better.]]

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* Prince Josua from ''MemorySorrowAndThorn''.''Literature/MemorySorrowAndThorn''. He dislikes it so much that [[spoiler:in the end he gives over to Simon and becomes an Innkeeper. Gladly. Simon seems to like the taste of power better.]]
17th Jan '17 1:28:56 PM MasterFuzzy
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**Barack Obama: If you look at pictures of him before he was elected and towards the end of his presidency, it's as if he aged about 15 years in the course of eight. Lampshaded by the man himself on the Colbert Report.
16th Jan '17 11:46:48 AM bwayrose7
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* The titular queen on ''Series/{{Victoria}}'' struggles with her newfound power. Though she genuinely seeks to be a good and fair ruler, she also struggles with the idea that she must be politically impartial, for the most part; even when it comes to people or ideas she feels very strongly about as an individual, she must be seen to be fair as queen.
14th Jan '17 6:05:13 AM DVB
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* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'': The main reason why the Soopreme Leader of the KND is chosen in a game of tag is because ''nobody wants the job'', specifically for this reason (and the fact that it's tedious and consumes a lot of free time). Despite this, when [[TheMillstone Numbuh 13]] is tagged and he happily proclaims he'll be Soopreme Leader, he is instantly dogpiled by many surrounding operatives in order to get tagged just to avoid a situation where he ends up leader.

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* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'': The main reason why the Soopreme Leader of the KND is chosen in a game of tag is because ''nobody wants the job'', specifically for this reason (and the fact that it's tedious and consumes a lot of free time). Despite this, that, when [[TheMillstone Numbuh 13]] is tagged and he happily proclaims he'll be Soopreme Leader, he is instantly dogpiled by many surrounding operatives in order to so one of them would get tagged just to avoid a situation where he ends up leader. tagged. The job may suck, but they know that it keeps the place running and letting Numbuh 13 run it would doom them all.
11th Jan '17 7:52:13 AM PixelKnight
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* Baron Wulfenbach from ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' finds ruling his empire tiring and doesn't want it, but he's the only thing preventing Europe from collapsing into blood-soaked anarchy. [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20040114 Here]] and [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20040806 here]]. He also punishes someone who has displeased him by putting him in charge of a city. Admittedly, it includes the threat of being sent to [[MaximumFunChamber Castle Heterodyne]] at his very first slip-up. [[spoiler:Later, we catch up with him in Castle Heterodyne.]]

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* Baron Wulfenbach from ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' finds ruling could easily compare his empire tiring job to herding cats and doesn't want it, is implied to be constantly exhausted from stopping various AxCrazy [[MadScientist Mad Scientists]] from going out of control, but he's the only thing preventing Europe Europa from collapsing into blood-soaked anarchy. [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20040114 Here]] and [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20040806 here]]. He also punishes someone who has displeased him by putting him in charge of a city. Admittedly, it includes the threat of being sent to [[MaximumFunChamber [[PunishmentDetail Castle Heterodyne]] at his very first slip-up. [[spoiler:Later, we catch up with him in Castle Heterodyne.]]
2nd Jan '17 3:47:15 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Robb starts to feel them when his father's departure and his mother's breakdown leave him in charge in "The Kingsroad". By "Baelor", he's led an army to war and and sacrificed two thousand men for victory. Things only get worse as the war drags on and some of his men start to lose faith despite his victories.
** Daenerys starts to feel them in Season 2, when her people become dependent on her. They only get heavier as her responsibilities increase.
** Alliser Thorne tells Jon that a commander will always face criticism for his decisions, but if he ever begins second-guessing himself he will become indecisive, an even worse trait than being wrong.
** Jon sends his friend Grenn and five others to hold the crucial inner gate even though he knows it is likely a SuicideMission.
27th Dec '16 4:21:11 PM WiddershinsDaughter
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** In ''Film/StarTrekBeyond'' the fear has diminished, but he's started to have second thoughts about pursuing a goal "forever out of reach." [[spoiler: Ultimately he decides to stay in command.]]
10th Dec '16 1:48:40 AM beergood
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* Music/SuzanneVega's "The Queen And The Soldier".
-->''But the crown, it had fallen, and she thought she would break\\
And she stood there, ashamed of the way her heart ached\\
She took him to the doorstep and she asked him to wait\\
She would only be a moment inside\\
And out in the distance her order was heard\\
And the soldier was killed, still waiting for her word\\
And while the queen went on strangling in the solitude she preferred\\
The battle continued on''
5th Dec '16 6:44:33 PM nombretomado
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** In "Literature/ThePeopleOfTheBlackCircle", Yasmina tells ConanTheBarbarian that she is queen and must return.

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** In "Literature/ThePeopleOfTheBlackCircle", Yasmina tells ConanTheBarbarian Literature/ConanTheBarbarian that she is queen and must return.
1st Dec '16 12:08:58 AM LtFedora
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* ''Film/IndependenceDay'' features a moment of this for President Whitmore. After they narrowly escape the destruction of Washington, he sits silently on Air Force One, reflecting on how millions of Americans have just died on his watch.
-->"We could have evacuated the cities ''hours'' ago. That's the advantage of being a fighter pilot. In the Gulf War, we knew what we had to do. It's just...not simple anymore. A lot of people died today. How many didn't have to?"
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