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3rd Sep '17 10:58:05 PM TheWildWestPyro
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* ''VideoGame/Borderlands2'' features a corporate version in the form of Handsome Jack. While Jack lacks the military background or chest full of medals, he regularly bills himself as a hero and claims to be civilizing Pandora throughout the game. Jack rules over the planet with an iron fist, suppresses dissent by sending his army to destroy any resistance, cultivates a cult of personality from both Hyperion workers and Pandoras, and puts up statues and posters of himself everywhere. His ideal city for Pandora is also a massive Egopolis dedicated to himself and telling everyone what a great hero he is. The final episode of ''VideoGame/TalesFromTheBorderlands'' also hints that he regularly kills his own employees, with [[spoiler: AI Jack interrogating his workers to find Rhys's location, and casually gunning them down with a turret if they can't answer immediately]].

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* ''VideoGame/Borderlands2'' features a corporate version in the form of Handsome Jack. While Jack lacks the military background or chest full of medals, he regularly bills himself as a hero and claims to be civilizing Pandora Pandora, a miserable DeathWorld, throughout the game. Jack rules over the planet with an iron fist, suppresses dissent by sending his army to destroy any resistance, cultivates a cult of personality from both Hyperion workers and Pandoras, and puts up statues and posters of himself everywhere. His ideal city for Pandora is also a massive Egopolis dedicated to himself and telling everyone what a great hero he is. The final episode of ''VideoGame/TalesFromTheBorderlands'' also hints that he regularly kills his own employees, with [[spoiler: AI Jack interrogating his workers to find Rhys's location, and casually gunning them down with a turret if they can't answer immediately]].
3rd Sep '17 10:57:18 PM TheWildWestPyro
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* ''VideoGame/Borderlands2'' features a corporate version in the form of Handsome Jack. While Jack lacks the military background or chest full of medals, he regularly bills himself as a hero and claims to be civilizing Pandora throughout the game. Jack rules over the planet with an iron fist, suppresses dissent by sending his army to destroy any resistance, cultivates a cult of personality from both Hyperion workers and Pandoras, and puts up statues and posters of himself everywhere. His ideal city for Pandora is also a massive Egopolis dedicated to himself and telling everyone what a great hero he is. The final episode of ''VideoGame/TalesFromTheBorderlands'' also hints that he regularly kills his own employees, with [[spoiler: AI Jack interrogating his workers to find Rhys's location, and casually gunning them down with a turret if they can't answer immediately]].
26th Aug '17 2:35:18 PM Cuchulainn
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* General Emilio M. Vargas from Creator/WoodyAllen's ''Film/{{Bananas}}'', who, at the beginning of the movie, has the previous president assassinated, then takes over. He is himself later overthrown by Espositio, a Fidel Castro {{Expy}}.

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* General Emilio M. Vargas from Creator/WoodyAllen's ''Film/{{Bananas}}'', who, at the beginning of the movie, has the previous president assassinated, then takes over. He is himself later overthrown by Espositio, Esposito, a Fidel Castro {{Expy}}.
26th Aug '17 2:34:52 PM Cuchulainn
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* General Emilio M. Vargas from Creator/WoodyAllen's ''Film/Bananas'', who, at the beginning of the movie, has the previous president assassinated, then takes over. He is himself later overthrown by Espositio, a Fidel Castro {{Expy}}.

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* General Emilio M. Vargas from Creator/WoodyAllen's ''Film/Bananas'', ''Film/{{Bananas}}'', who, at the beginning of the movie, has the previous president assassinated, then takes over. He is himself later overthrown by Espositio, a Fidel Castro {{Expy}}.
26th Aug '17 2:34:19 PM Cuchulainn
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* General Emilio M. Vargas from Creator/WoodyAllen's ''Film/Bananas'', who, at the beginning of the movie, has the previous president assassinated, then takes over. He is himself later overthrown by Espositio, a Fidel Castro {{Expy}}.
13th Aug '17 1:01:00 PM ZimFan89
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* The WebVideo/JoueurDuGrenier uses this persona when running VideoGame/SimCity (and while he doesn't dress as Hitler, he does go through a WebVideo/HitlerRants). You can imagine the kind of WretchedHive the city becomes under his iron-fisted rule.
* 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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* The WebVideo/JoueurDuGrenier uses this persona when running VideoGame/SimCity (and while he doesn't dress as Hitler, he does go through a WebVideo/HitlerRants). You can imagine the kind of WretchedHive the city becomes under his iron-fisted rule.
* 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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4th Jul '17 10:47:21 PM pyroclastic
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A SubTrope of EvilOverlord, as well as TheCaligula. The militaristic leader of a [[FictionalCountry fictional third world state or nation]] (usually [[{{Bulungi}} African]], [[BananaRepublic South American]], [[{{Ruritania}} Eastern European]], [[{{Qurac}} Middle Eastern]] or [[HolidayInCambodia Southeast Asian]]) . Almost invariably rules a PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny. Almost AlwaysMale, and usually LargeAndInCharge as well.

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A SubTrope of EvilOverlord, as well as TheCaligula. The militaristic leader of a [[FictionalCountry fictional third world state or nation]] (usually [[{{Bulungi}} African]], [[BananaRepublic South Latin American]], [[{{Ruritania}} Eastern European]], [[{{Qurac}} Middle Eastern]] or [[HolidayInCambodia Southeast Asian]]) . Almost invariably rules a PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny. Almost AlwaysMale, and usually LargeAndInCharge as well.
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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[[caption-width-right:350:"There are no offensive stereotypes in the glorious [[PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny Socialist Democratic Federated Republic]] of [[UnfortunateImplications [[{{Qurac}} Carbombya]]!"]]
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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* 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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