History Main / TheGeneralissimo

12th May '17 10:37:56 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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[[caption-width-right:350:"There are no offensive stereotypes in the glorious [[PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny Socialist Democratic Federated Republic]] of [[UnfortunateImplications Carbombya]]!"]]

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8th Apr '17 6:33:09 AM Wuz
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Tends to be [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed based on one or more real-life dictators,]] most commonly UsefulNotes/ChiangKaiShek, UsefulNotes/AugustoPinochet, UsefulNotes/BenitoMussolini, UsefulNotes/HidekiTojo, UsefulNotes/FranciscoFranco, [[Literature/TheFeastOfTheGoat Rafael]] [[Literature/TheBriefWondrousLifeOfOscarWao Trujillo]], UsefulNotes/JosefStalin, UsefulNotes/FidelCastro, UsefulNotes/LeonidBrezhnev, UsefulNotes/MaoZedong, UsefulNotes/IdiAmin, UsefulNotes/MuammarGaddafi and UsefulNotes/SaddamHussein. This is often used to make an {{Anvilicious}} point about [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotPolitical said real-life dictator's policies]]. [[GodwinsLaw Surprisingly]], UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler is rarely parodied in this manner, perhaps because the man himself is enough of an [[AcceptableTargets acceptable target]] (although one of his henchmen, Hermann Goering, did famously dress this way).

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Tends to be [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed based on one or more real-life dictators,]] most commonly UsefulNotes/ChiangKaiShek, UsefulNotes/AugustoPinochet, UsefulNotes/BenitoMussolini, UsefulNotes/HidekiTojo, UsefulNotes/FranciscoFranco, [[Literature/TheFeastOfTheGoat Rafael]] [[Literature/TheBriefWondrousLifeOfOscarWao Trujillo]], UsefulNotes/JosefStalin, UsefulNotes/FidelCastro, UsefulNotes/LeonidBrezhnev, UsefulNotes/MaoZedong, UsefulNotes/IdiAmin, UsefulNotes/MuammarGaddafi and UsefulNotes/SaddamHussein. This is often used to make an {{Anvilicious}} point about [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotPolitical said real-life dictator's policies]]. [[GodwinsLaw Surprisingly]], UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler is rarely parodied in this manner, perhaps because the man himself is enough of an [[AcceptableTargets acceptable target]] (although one of his henchmen, Hermann Goering, did famously dress this way).
17th Feb '17 4:07:32 PM StFan
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* ''Film/TheExpendables''' mission is to eliminate one such general. He is ''slightly'' more sympathetic than the usual examples

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* ''Film/TheExpendables''' mission is to eliminate one such general. He is ''slightly'' more sympathetic than the usual examplesexamples.



* Creator/SachaBaronCohen's character [[TryToFitThatOnABusinessCard Admiral General Colonel Doctor Shabazz Aladeen, Democratic President-For-Life, Invincible and All-Triumphant Commander, Chief Ophthalmologist, Brilliant Genius of Humanity, Excellent Swimmer Including Butterfly, and Beloved Oppressor and Ruthless Protector of the Precious and Expendable People of Wadiya]] from ''Film/TheDictator'' is a outrageously over the top example that makes every other example on this page look downright subtle and nuanced, [[http://www.republicofwadiya.com/biography.php as made clear in his biography]].
** A few of these are [[GeniusBonus direct references to historical dictators]], including Bashar al-Assad of Syria (an actual ophthalmologist) and UsefulNotes/JosefStalin (who was in fact called "Brilliant Genius of Humanity").

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* Creator/SachaBaronCohen's character [[TryToFitThatOnABusinessCard Admiral General Colonel Doctor Shabazz Aladeen, Democratic President-For-Life, Invincible and All-Triumphant Commander, Chief Ophthalmologist, Brilliant Genius of Humanity, Excellent Swimmer Including Butterfly, and Beloved Oppressor and Ruthless Protector of the Precious and Expendable People of Wadiya]] from ''Film/TheDictator'' is a outrageously over the top example that makes every other example on this page look downright subtle and nuanced, [[http://www.republicofwadiya.com/biography.php as made clear in his biography]].
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biography]]. A few of these are [[GeniusBonus direct references to historical dictators]], including Bashar al-Assad of Syria (an actual ophthalmologist) and UsefulNotes/JosefStalin (who was in fact called "Brilliant Genius of Humanity").



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* "Mad Dog" Branzillo of ''ASwiftlyTiltingPlanet'' rules the fictional South American country Vespugia. The plot revolves around going back in time and changing events so that Branzillo becomes a benevolent ruler instead.

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* "Mad Dog" Branzillo of ''ASwiftlyTiltingPlanet'' ''Literature/ASwiftlyTiltingPlanet'' rules the fictional South American country Vespugia. The plot revolves around going back in time and changing events so that Branzillo becomes a benevolent ruler instead.



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* Music/WeirdAlYankovic is tasked with assassinating no less than two of these types in his ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-CG5w4YwOI Party in the C.I.A]]'' video. [[spoiler:But one of them ends up killing him.]]

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* Music/WeirdAlYankovic is Music/WeirdAlYankovic:
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tasked with assassinating no less than two of these types in his ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-CG5w4YwOI Party in the C.I.A]]'' video. [[spoiler:But one of them ends up killing him.]]



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%%* StreetFighter: M. Bison



* In the original ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' and ''MetalGear2SolidSnake'', Big Boss is this.

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* In the original ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' and ''MetalGear2SolidSnake'', ''VideoGame/MetalGear2SolidSnake'', Big Boss is this.



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* After the fiasco of the 2000 Presidential election, ''Website/TheOnion'' ran a shot of UsefulNotes/BillClinton photoshopped into a Generalissimo uniform with the title [[http://www.theonion.com/article/clinton-declares-self-president-for-life-191 "Clinton Declares Self President for Life."]]



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* After the fiasco of the 2000 Presidential election, ''Website/TheOnion'' ran a shot of UsefulNotes/BillClinton photoshopped into a Generalissimo uniform with the title [[http://www.theonion.com/article/clinton-declares-self-president-for-life-191 "Clinton Declares Self President for Life."]]
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9th Feb '17 2:47:05 PM Dialh
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* After the fiasco of the 2000 Presidential election, ''Website/TheOnion'' ran a shot of UsefulNotes/BillClinton photoshopped into a Generalissimo uniform with the title "Clinton declares Self President for Life."

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* After the fiasco of the 2000 Presidential election, ''Website/TheOnion'' ran a shot of UsefulNotes/BillClinton photoshopped into a Generalissimo uniform with the title [[http://www.theonion.com/article/clinton-declares-self-president-for-life-191 "Clinton declares Declares Self President for Life.""]]
7th Feb '17 8:15:20 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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Tends to be [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed based on one or more real-life dictators,]] most commonly UsefulNotes/ChiangKaiShek, UsefulNotes/AugustoPinochet, UsefulNotes/BenitoMussolini, UsefulNotes/HidekiTojo, UsefulNotes/FranciscoFranco, [[Literature/TheFeastOfTheGoat Rafael Trujillo]], UsefulNotes/JosefStalin, UsefulNotes/FidelCastro, UsefulNotes/LeonidBrezhnev, UsefulNotes/MaoZedong, UsefulNotes/IdiAmin, UsefulNotes/MuammarGaddafi and UsefulNotes/SaddamHussein. This is often used to make an {{Anvilicious}} point about [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotPolitical said real-life dictator's policies]]. [[GodwinsLaw Surprisingly]], UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler is rarely parodied in this manner, perhaps because the man himself is enough of an [[AcceptableTargets acceptable target]] (although one of his henchmen, Hermann Goering, did famously dress this way).

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Tends to be [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed based on one or more real-life dictators,]] most commonly UsefulNotes/ChiangKaiShek, UsefulNotes/AugustoPinochet, UsefulNotes/BenitoMussolini, UsefulNotes/HidekiTojo, UsefulNotes/FranciscoFranco, [[Literature/TheFeastOfTheGoat Rafael Rafael]] [[Literature/TheBriefWondrousLifeOfOscarWao Trujillo]], UsefulNotes/JosefStalin, UsefulNotes/FidelCastro, UsefulNotes/LeonidBrezhnev, UsefulNotes/MaoZedong, UsefulNotes/IdiAmin, UsefulNotes/MuammarGaddafi and UsefulNotes/SaddamHussein. This is often used to make an {{Anvilicious}} point about [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotPolitical said real-life dictator's policies]]. [[GodwinsLaw Surprisingly]], UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler is rarely parodied in this manner, perhaps because the man himself is enough of an [[AcceptableTargets acceptable target]] (although one of his henchmen, Hermann Goering, did famously dress this way).
24th Oct '16 10:23:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* After the fiasco of the 2000 Presidential election, ''TheOnion'' ran a shot of UsefulNotes/BillClinton photoshopped into a Generalissimo uniform with the title "Clinton declares Self President for Life."

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* After the fiasco of the 2000 Presidential election, ''TheOnion'' ''Website/TheOnion'' ran a shot of UsefulNotes/BillClinton photoshopped into a Generalissimo uniform with the title "Clinton declares Self President for Life."
13th Sep '16 4:32:46 PM BattleMaster
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* Liv Jagrell, the singer for Swedish heavy-metal band Sister Sin, dresses as a rare female version of this trope for the music video of Chaos Royale (a song about how accepting her as dictator of the entire world will be much better than the current system).

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* Liv Jagrell, the singer for Swedish heavy-metal band Sister Sin, dresses as a rare female version of this trope for the music video of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDjOlhqWuy0 Chaos Royale Royale]] (a song about how accepting her as dictator of the entire world will be much better than the current system).
6th Sep '16 8:42:05 PM ModernDragon3060
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* StreetFighter: M. Bison

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26th Aug '16 11:51:47 AM Hanz
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* Pagan Min of ''Videogame/FarCry4'' is the military dictator of the nation of Kyrat, having started off as a Triad gangster who ingrained himself within the royal family before overthrowing them and taking over in a bloody civil war.

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* Pagan Min of ''Videogame/FarCry4'' is the military dictator of the nation of Kyrat, having started off as a Triad gangster who ingrained himself within the royal family before overthrowing them and taking over in a bloody civil war. He uses his position to take his anger out on the Kyrati populace while also cultivating a CultOfPersonality.
14th Aug '16 10:47:33 AM Hanz
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* Pagan Min of ''Videogame/FarCry4'' is the military dictator of the nation of Kyrat, having started off as a Triad gangster who ingrained himself within the royal family before overthrowing them and taking over in a bloody civil war.
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