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12th May '17 5:11:27 PM Nithael
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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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* In a story like ''Series/Gotham'' ''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 Fish Mooney [[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.responsibilities.
30th Apr '17 7:39:38 PM dasuberkaiser
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* Gekkei from ''Anime/TheTwelveKingdoms'' is a DoubleSubversion of this trope. Firstly, although he is initially portrayed as loyal to the king, he later leads a rebellion and kills him. The subversion is doubled because [[IDidWhatIHadToDo it was what he needed to do]], and once the revolution is succesful he rejects the other officers' pleas for him to take the throne, and is even about to quit his charge after the incident. He then reconsiders and stays in charge - not because he wants to, but because if there's nobody in charge, the kingdom will fall (literally, since each kingdom is ruled by a FisherKing. He is just faithfully holding the throne for the next true ruler.

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* Gekkei from ''Anime/TheTwelveKingdoms'' is a DoubleSubversion of this trope. Firstly, although he is initially portrayed as loyal to the king, he later leads a rebellion and kills him. The subversion is doubled because [[IDidWhatIHadToDo it was what he needed to do]], and once the revolution is succesful he rejects the other officers' pleas for him to take the throne, and is even about to quit his charge after the incident. He then reconsiders and stays in charge - not because he wants to, but because if there's nobody in charge, the kingdom will fall (literally, since each kingdom is ruled by a FisherKing.FisherKing). He is just faithfully holding the throne for the next true ruler.
14th Apr '17 12:51:55 PM BeerBaron
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* Brynjolf from ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' actually can be the 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.

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', Percius Mercius was formerly the Master of the Fighters Guild in Vvardenfell. However, Sjoring Hard-Heart took over and [[spoiler:is leading the Guild down a very dark path as TheMole for the [[TheSyndicate Camonna Tong]], to whom he owes a lot of money (implied to be a gambling debt)]]. Percius aids [[PlayerCharacter the Nerevarine]] in overthrowing Sjoring, at which point Percius is perfectly happy to let the Nerevarine run the show.
** Following the events of ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', Emperor Uriel Septim VII is dead and his only remaining heir, Martin, [[spoiler:sacrificed himself to end the Oblivion Crisis]]. With no Septim on the throne for the first time in nearly 500 years, High Chancellor Ocato takes over as [[RegentForLife Potentate]]. As evidenced by Ocato exhausting every other option before taking over, he clearly preferred serving as a NumberTwo rather than being in charge himself. He performed well in this role, holding the [[VestigialEmpire crumbling Empire]] together for 10 years before being assassinated by [[ANaziByAnyOtherName the Thalmor]] in a successful attempt to destabilize the Empire.
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Brynjolf from ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' actually can be the 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.
3rd Apr '17 8:33:40 PM nombretomado
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* This type of [[TheDragon Dragon]] outnumber most others in PowerRangers, notable mentions

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* This type of [[TheDragon Dragon]] outnumber most others in PowerRangers, ''Franchise/PowerRangers'', notable mentions



** Ecliptor from PowerRangersInSpace stands out because he raised Astromena, and yet serves ''her'' for the forces of evil.

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** Ecliptor from PowerRangersInSpace ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace'' stands out because he raised Astromena, and yet serves ''her'' for the forces of evil.
31st Mar '17 4:10:01 PM TristanJeremiah
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The HyperCompetentSidekick is oftentimes this trope.
31st Mar '17 4:08:10 PM TristanJeremiah
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** Preston Garvey also seems to be the this. He controls a larger portion of the Minutemen duties, but when he was leader he gave away his leadership to you a day after meeting you. [[SubvertedTrope You still do most of the gruntwork, though]].

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** Preston Garvey also seems to be the this. He controls a larger portion of the Minutemen duties, but when he was leader he gave away his leadership to you a day after meeting you. [[SubvertedTrope [[GameplayStorySegregation You still do most of the gruntwork, though]].
31st Mar '17 4:07:09 PM TristanJeremiah
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** Preston Garvey also seems to be the this. He controls a larger portion of the Minutemen duties, but when he was leader he gave away his leadership to you a day after meeting you. [[SubvertedTrope You still do most of the gruntwork, though]].
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.
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