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14th Mar '17 4:46:46 PM Xtifr
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* In RobertHeinlein's future history, Andy "Slipstick" Libby plays this role to Lazarus Long's captain. Specifically, in Literature/MethuselahsChildren he is offered command of the ship, as he is the only person aboard who even begins to appreciate how the ship works at all, but he insists that he is not suited to command and prefers to be a staff officer. In that position, he carries out his duties admirably.

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* In RobertHeinlein's Creator/RobertHeinlein's future history, Andy "Slipstick" Libby plays this role to Lazarus Long's captain. Specifically, in Literature/MethuselahsChildren he is offered command of the ship, as he is the only person aboard who even begins to appreciate how the ship works at all, but he insists that he is not suited to command and prefers to be a staff officer. In that position, he carries out his duties admirably.
26th Dec '16 11:11:47 AM lvthn13
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* In RobertHeinlein's future history, Andy "Slipstick" Libby plays this role to Lazarus Long's captain. Specifically, in Literature/MethuselahsChildren he is offered command of the ship, as he is the only person aboard who even begins to appreciate how the ship works at all, but he insists that he is not suited to command and prefers to be a staff officer. In that position, he carries out his duties admirably.
19th Dec '16 7:55:24 AM Chabal2
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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': Horace Slughorn is described by Dumbledore as never having wanted power for himself (despite being a Slytherin), instead enjoying his influence on former students who still send him thank-you gifts for using his connections to get ahead in life. Harry has a vivid image of a spider twitching a leg here and there to bring a fly closer.
28th Oct '16 2:10:39 AM tsstevens
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** Cassandra and Leliana were, by ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition,'' essentially CoDragons to the pope, investigating the mage/templar war before the tragedy that kicks off the game. Being perhaps the most powerful and senior ranking characters and the Inquisition being largely their making by rights they should lead. Instead Cassandra has no interest in power and Leliana is content to play the puppet master and lead from the shadows, lifting The Inquisitor to power instead. Incidentally Cassandra and Leliana are two of the good choices to become the world's religious leader.
25th Oct '16 4:48:04 PM KillerClowns
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This trope is the opposite of TheStarscream, who spends almost all his time scheming to get rid of his superior and assume the top spot. TheCreon may be TheGoodChancellor, a SarcasticDevotee, or even a PoisonousFriend - there are many options.

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This trope is the opposite of TheStarscream, who spends almost all his time scheming to get rid of his superior and assume the top spot. TheCreon may be TheGoodChancellor, a SarcasticDevotee, a reliable DragonInChief or even a PoisonousFriend - there are many options.
20th Oct '16 3:44:06 AM Shadowgazer
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* In a story like ''Series/Gotham'' where the TheStarscream is more the rule than the exception, Butch Gilzen stands out as someone who was fine being the underboss for Fishmooney [[spoiler: and later for Cobblepot even after the brainwashing effects wore off]] and for the brief time he was in charge of the underworld, he seemed a bit out of water and less than enthusiastic about the responsibilies.


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* ''WesternAnimation/CountDuckula'': Igor spent likely centuries in the castle without a boss, but always chose to reincarnate the Count since he wanted him to be in charge and slaughter the peasants. That is why he is loyal to the hero.
9th Oct '16 4:55:23 PM Headrock
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* Faramir from ''TheLordOfTheRings'' is this - and especially in the novel: He outright rejects the power that The One Ring could've given him, contrary to his brother Boromir who desired that power (albeit briefly). In the movies Frodo convinces him that the Ring is just too dangerous to wield, somewhat blunting this point.

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* Faramir from ''TheLordOfTheRings'' is this - and especially in the novel: He outright rejects the power that The One Ring could've given him, contrary to his brother Boromir who desired that power (albeit briefly). In briefly).[[note]]In the movies movies, Faramir starts out just like his brother, and Frodo convinces has to convince him that the Ring is just too dangerous to wield, somewhat blunting this point. wield.[[/note]]
9th Oct '16 9:25:30 AM Orbiting
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->One thing I've learned over the years: being the guy in charge also means you're the guy with the biggest target on your back. Whether it's another gang looking to take whatever you're scraped together, or some punk thinking he knows better than the boss, there's always, ''always'' someone gunning for you. I don't want that target on me. But, if I can be the guy just ''behind'' the guy in charge, that suits me just fine. If I've got his ear, I can steer things in a direction that benefits me, and usually everyone else.

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->One ->''"One thing I've learned over the years: being the guy in charge also means you're the guy with the biggest target on your back. Whether it's another gang looking to take whatever you're scraped together, or some punk thinking he knows better than the boss, there's always, ''always'' someone gunning for you. I don't want that target on me. But, if I can be the guy just ''behind'' the guy in charge, that suits me just fine. If I've got his ear, I can steer things in a direction that benefits me, and usually everyone else."''
3rd Oct '16 2:10:00 PM ANTMuddle
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Creons are not always good people. Their motivations may be completely selfish. On occasion, a Creon will be perfectly willing for his superior to be replaced by someone else - but not by the Creon himself. Most often however, The Creon will be the best right-hand a leader could ask for.

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Creons are not always good people.can be of any morality or personality. Their motivations may be completely selfish. On occasion, a Creon will be perfectly willing for his superior to be replaced by someone else - but not by the Creon himself. Most often however, The Creon will be the best right-hand a leader could ask for.
24th Sep '16 11:57:10 AM Tacitus
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->One thing I've learned over the years: being the guy in charge also means you're the guy with the biggest target on your back. Whether it's another gang looking to take whatever you're scraped together, or some punk thinking he knows better than the boss, there's always, ''always'' someone gunning for you. I don't want that target on me. But, if I can be the guy just ''behind'' the guy in charge, that suits me just fine. If I've got his ear, I can steer things in a direction that benefits me, and usually everyone else.
-->-- '''Porter Gage''', ''VideoGame/Fallout4: Nuka World''
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