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17th Jun '16 6:55:31 AM dmcreif
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* ''Series/HouseOfCardsUS'' has Frank Underwood's vice-president Donald Blythe. After Lucas Goodwin's assassination attempt puts Frank in the hospital, Blythe becomes Acting President under the TwentyFifthAmendment. He shows surprising mettle during his time as acting president (with help behind the scenes by Claire, of course), but has no interest in leading, and is happy to relinquish power when Frank returns.
16th Jun '16 1:33:26 AM Koveras
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* Alexander Tagere in the ''Literature/ArciaChronicles'' does everything in his power to avoid the crown despite widespread popular support, just like his father Charles before him, as they both believe (correctly) that power corrupts or, at the very least, brings utter misfortune. Unlike his father, however, Alexander is eventually forced to take the throne when it turns out he is the sole remaining legitimate heir.
* Marshall Roque Alva in ''Literature/ReflectionsOfEterna'' is the main reason the Ollar dynasty still keeps their throne, but he is perfectly fine with just being the first among their generals, actively resists all attempts to put the crown on his head, and will risk his life and honor to protect his sovereign, the current Ollar king. Whether he knows that [[spoiler:he is a Rakan (i.e. a descendant of the previous imperial dynasty) by blood and the designated successor to the throne (by the will of the first Ollar king) in case the Ollar line ends]] is left ambiguous.
9th Jun '16 8:16:10 AM hullflyer
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*** His original namesake from G1 is similar, following either Starscream or Megatron, depending on who's got command at that time.
27th May '16 4:34:36 AM erforce
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* In ''TheDeparted'', undercover cop (and aspiring HyperCompetentSidekick to TheDon) Billy Costigan diverts suspicion from himself by suggesting the existence of a plot against [[BigBad Frank]] from his subordinates. When Frank asks Billy if he wants to lead, Billy [[BadassBoast says that he thinks he probably could do it]], but doesn't want to be Frank. Perhaps surprisingly for a profession that one would expect to be a breeding ground for [[TheStarscream starscreams]]. Frank has no problem accepting that "Heavy lies the crown", with an implied increase in respect towards Billy for recognising this. Franks's lack of suspicion at this excuse is possibly because he has a genuine VillainousFriendship with [[TheDragon Mr French]], who has been totally reliable and never tried to take over.

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* In ''TheDeparted'', ''Film/TheDeparted'', undercover cop (and aspiring HyperCompetentSidekick to TheDon) Billy Costigan diverts suspicion from himself by suggesting the existence of a plot against [[BigBad Frank]] from his subordinates. When Frank asks Billy if he wants to lead, Billy [[BadassBoast says that he thinks he probably could do it]], but doesn't want to be Frank. Perhaps surprisingly for a profession that one would expect to be a breeding ground for [[TheStarscream starscreams]]. Frank has no problem accepting that "Heavy lies the crown", with an implied increase in respect towards Billy for recognising this. Franks's lack of suspicion at this excuse is possibly because he has a genuine VillainousFriendship with [[TheDragon Mr French]], who has been totally reliable and never tried to take over.
11th Apr '16 10:07:25 PM megagiga43
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* Brynjolf from ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' is actually a good candidate to be the next Guildmaster of the Thieves Guild, but outright tells the Player that he is not interested in being a leader and prefers supporting roles.

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* Brynjolf from ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' is actually a good candidate to can be the next Guildmaster of the Thieves Guild, but serves as Mercer Frey's, the current Guildmaster, right-hand man [[spoiler: and yours after you complete the Thieves Guild questline and become the new Guildmaster.]] He even outright tells the Player that he is not interested in being a leader and prefers supporting roles.
11th Apr '16 10:05:14 PM megagiga43
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* Brynjolf from ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' is actually a good candidate to be the next Guildmaster of the Thieves Guild, but outright tells the Player that he is not interested in being a leader and prefers to supporting roles.

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* Brynjolf from ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' is actually a good candidate to be the next Guildmaster of the Thieves Guild, but outright tells the Player that he is not interested in being a leader and prefers to supporting roles.
11th Apr '16 10:04:52 PM megagiga43
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* Brynjolf from ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' is actually a good candidate to be the next Guildmaster of the Thieves Guild, but outright tells the Player that he is not interested in being a leader and prefers to supporting roles.
13th Mar '16 12:17:48 PM MrThorfan64
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** Ser Kevan Lannister is the non-ambitious yet highly competent younger brother to the powerful Lord Tywin. While set up as a yes-man with no ambition, it is revealed he followed Tywin because he believed his decisions were mostly right. ''Literature/ADanceWithDragons'' reveals that he fits this trope even better than previously thought; many characters (while acknowledging him as an exceptional HyperCompetentSidekick) believed he would be completely lost without someone strong to follow, but in the aftermath of [[spoiler: Cersei]]'s EpicFail at ruling, he takes the reins in his own right (though not in name) and does an excellent job.

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** Ser Kevan Lannister is the non-ambitious yet highly competent younger brother to the powerful Lord Tywin. While set up as a yes-man with no ambition, it is revealed he followed Tywin because he believed his decisions were mostly right. ''Literature/ADanceWithDragons'' reveals that he fits this trope even better than previously thought; many characters (while acknowledging him as an exceptional HyperCompetentSidekick) believed he would be completely lost without someone strong to follow, but in the aftermath of [[spoiler: Cersei]]'s EpicFail at ruling, he takes the reins in his own right (though not in name) and does an excellent job. [[spoiler:This is why Varys murders him, to plunge the realm back into chaos.]]
** Similarly Eddard Stark was quite content to be Lord of Winterfell and rule the North, he never expected this position due to being a second son. When his best friend King Robert asks him to be Hand of the King he is reluctant, and only sees his position as adviser to the King, not realizing that under a lazy and incompetent king like Robert he effectively runs the Seven Kingdoms. Sadly his lack of knowledge on this and his lack of political experience, along with the corruption in King's Landing, leads to his arrest [[spoiler:and execution]] for trying to stop Queen Cersei's family usurping the throne [[spoiler:after Robert's death.]]
12th Mar '16 5:08:17 AM ThemJohns
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* F.A.N.G. in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV'' has an obsession with the number 2 and is proud of his position as Shadoloo's second-in-command.
2nd Jan '16 11:13:37 PM nombretomado
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* Silvio in ''TheSopranos'', in his own words, always pictured himself as a behind-the-scenes advisor and, though his wife urges him to consider the possibility of taking over, very much does not enjoy his reluctant role as regent while Tony recovers from his gunshot wound.
* In ''TheWestWing'', Leo [=McGarry=] describes himself and Josh Lyman as not wanting to be the guy, but instead being the guys that that guy depends on.

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* Silvio in ''TheSopranos'', ''Series/TheSopranos'', in his own words, always pictured himself as a behind-the-scenes advisor and, though his wife urges him to consider the possibility of taking over, very much does not enjoy his reluctant role as regent while Tony recovers from his gunshot wound.
* In ''TheWestWing'', ''Series/TheWestWing'', Leo [=McGarry=] describes himself and Josh Lyman as not wanting to be the guy, but instead being the guys that that guy depends on.



** Goldar from MightyMorphinPowerRangers whilst not 100% behind Rita Repulsa (except for the first season) is undoubtedly loyal to Lord Zedd.

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** Goldar from MightyMorphinPowerRangers ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' whilst not 100% behind Rita Repulsa (except for the first season) is undoubtedly loyal to Lord Zedd.
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