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8th Jan '17 12:12:31 PM Morgenthaler
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* Albert Speer was probably the closest to this trope in UsefulNotes/NaziGermany. He was one of UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler's most trusted and competent (and [[OnlySaneMan sanest]]) friends, and the man who strengthened Germany's war effort from 1942. Germany would have probably lost WorldWar2 sooner without him (and the damage to Germany would have been worse if not for Speer quietly countermanding Hitler's SaltTheEarth orders wherever he could).

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* Albert Speer was probably the closest to this trope in UsefulNotes/NaziGermany. He was one of UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler's most trusted and competent (and [[OnlySaneMan sanest]]) friends, and the man who strengthened Germany's war effort from 1942. Germany would have probably lost WorldWar2 UsefulNotes/WorldWar2 sooner without him (and the damage to Germany would have been worse if not for Speer quietly countermanding Hitler's SaltTheEarth orders wherever he could).
8th Jan '17 11:19:57 AM nombretomado
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* ''StarWarsLegacy'': Darth Wyyrlok III was this to BigBad, EvilOverlord and [[TheEmperor Galactic Emperor]] Darth Krayt, until he pulled a TheStarscream.

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* ''StarWarsLegacy'': ''ComicBook/{{Legacy}}'': Darth Wyyrlok III was this to BigBad, EvilOverlord and [[TheEmperor Galactic Emperor]] Darth Krayt, until he pulled a TheStarscream.
4th Jan '17 4:05:51 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Good advisors are an important part of the game of thrones. The office of Hand of the King is built around this trope, though individuals range from TheGoodChancellor to the DragonInChief.
*** Eddard Stark serves as this to his friend, King Robert, who self-admittedly neglects the day-to-day running of his kingdom.
*** Davos and Melisandre act as co-consiglieres to Stannis, often providing very conflicting advice.
*** Roose Bolton acts as this to Robb in Season 2, advising him on everything from prisoners to new threats with mixed results since he is also the Starks' TokenEvilTeammate.
** Janos Slynt makes himself the right-hand-man of Alliser Thorne in Season 4.
** Samwell Tarly acts as this to Jon Snow in Season 4, discussing matters that Jon never even reveals to his other companions.
28th Dec '16 11:49:21 AM Narsil
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* Silvio Dante in ''Series/TheSopranos''

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* Silvio Dante has this role, literally and figuratively, in ''Series/TheSopranos''''Series/TheSopranos'' crime family. At one point he tells his wife that there'd been talk of promoting him to boss instead of Tony when the role opened up, but he always saw himself as a consigliere, not a boss.
3rd Dec '16 1:06:38 PM dmcreif
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* James Wesley is this to his employer Comicbook/TheKingpin in Series/{{Daredevil|2015}}.

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* James MarvelCinematicUniverse:
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Wesley is this in ''Series/{{Daredevil|2015}}'' functions as one to his employer Comicbook/TheKingpin in Series/{{Daredevil|2015}}.Wilson Fisk.
**In ''Series/LukeCage2016'', Hernan "Shades" Alvarez functions as one to the various Harlem crime bosses.
1st Dec '16 1:35:47 PM KeithM
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* In ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' Data (as Second Officer) tended to fill the role for Picard more often than his first officer, Riker did.
25th Nov '16 10:55:18 AM nombretomado
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* "Number Two" in the ''AustinPowers'' movies (with his "Virtucon [[CutLexLuthorACheck makes millions legitimately]]" speech in the first movie)

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* "Number Two" in the ''AustinPowers'' ''Film/AustinPowers'' movies (with his "Virtucon [[CutLexLuthorACheck makes millions legitimately]]" speech in the first movie)
21st Oct '16 10:48:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* Vyacheslav Molotov would fit this trope during JosefStalin's government.
* General Alan Brooke to WinstonChurchill.

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* Vyacheslav Molotov would fit this trope during JosefStalin's UsefulNotes/JosefStalin's government.
* General Alan Brooke to WinstonChurchill.UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill.
19th Sep '16 7:36:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/TheBorgias'': Creator/NiccoloMachiavelli to the Medici family. Yes, ''that'' [[ThePrince Machiavelli,]] even though in RealLife his political career was after the Medicis were expelled and when they returned they tortured him and forced him into retirement.

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* ''Series/TheBorgias'': Creator/NiccoloMachiavelli to the Medici family. Yes, ''that'' [[ThePrince Machiavelli,]] Machiavelli, even though in RealLife his political career was after the Medicis were expelled and when they returned they tortured him and forced him into retirement.
25th Aug '16 7:47:33 PM eowynjedi
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* Thomas Cromwell gets himself into this position for Henry VIII in ''Literature/WolfHall''. The phrase is particularly apt, as he's following a maxim he learned in Italy: you have to pick your prince, and then carry out everything that your prince wants doing. He first gains Henry's good opinion by sticking by his opposition to war in France even though he's also asking Henry for a favor (and for the disgraced Cardinal Wolsey, no less). Given Henry's temper, Cromwell has to be extremely ''careful'' in how he speaks truth to power, but he is one of the only people who is able to maneuver the king and retain his favor.[[note]]At least until the third book comes out.[[/note]]

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* Thomas Cromwell gets himself into this position for Henry VIII in ''Literature/WolfHall''. The phrase is particularly apt, as he's following a maxim he learned in Italy: you have to pick your prince, and then carry out everything that your prince wants doing. He first gains Henry's good opinion by sticking by his opposition to war in France even though he's also asking Henry for a favor (and for the disgraced Cardinal Wolsey, no less). Given Henry's temper, Cromwell has to be extremely ''careful'' in how he speaks truth to power, careful (one of his favorite methods is dropping hints about an idea and waiting a week, whereupon Henry will [[GladIThoughtOfIt propose it as his own]]) but he is he's one of the only people who is able to can maneuver the king and retain his favor.Henry.[[note]]At least until the third book comes out.[[/note]]



* In ''Series/WolfHall'', Thomas Cromwell is able to make Henry consider him favorably by being totally unapologetic about opposing Henry's wars in France, even though he's also trying to get Cardinal Wolsey back in Henry's good graces. When Cromwell becomes Henry's right-hand man outright, he is still one of the only people who can offer Henry an opposing opinion and get away with it, although he has to word it very carefully and catch Henry in the right mood for it.

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* In ''Series/WolfHall'', Thomas Cromwell is able to make Henry consider him favorably by being totally unapologetic about opposing Henry's wars in France, even though he's also trying to get Cardinal Wolsey back in Henry's good graces. When Cromwell becomes Henry's right-hand man outright, he is still the most capable out of all the court and one of the only people few who can offer Henry an opposing opinion and get away with it, opinion, although he has to word it very carefully and catch Henry in the right mood for it.
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