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7th Jun '16 3:22:45 PM Morgenthaler
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* As listed above in the ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'' entry, however, both Zhuge Liang and Sima Yi were real life tactical geniuses. Some may argue that Zhuge Liang was one of the best ever lived, rivalling SunTzu himself, but was sadly outlived by Sima Yi, TooCoolToLive indeed.

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* As listed above in the ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'' entry, however, both Zhuge Liang and Sima Yi were real life tactical geniuses. Some may argue that Zhuge Liang was one of the best ever lived, rivalling SunTzu Creator/SunTzu himself, but was sadly outlived by Sima Yi, TooCoolToLive indeed.
30th May '16 8:44:24 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Bad guy example: Thrust from ''TransformersArmada'' was summoned to Earth about midway through the series to lend his tactical skills to the Decepticons. Unfortunately, it didn't help much. Although a few of his plans would have worked, if not for a bit of DeusExMachina in the Autobots' favor.

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* Bad guy example: Thrust from ''TransformersArmada'' ''Anime/TransformersArmada'' was summoned to Earth about midway through the series to lend his tactical skills to the Decepticons. Unfortunately, it didn't help much. Although a few of his plans would have worked, if not for a bit of DeusExMachina in the Autobots' favor.
28th May '16 6:21:38 AM ironballs16
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** Zhuge Liang often gets reduced to seem less effective than he truly was because people read the novel, see all his clever tricks, then check history, and find out that it was usually either Zhang Fei or Liu Bei himself. Zhuge was primarily recruited for administration and politics. However, what these people fail to realize is that the Northern campaigns he made almost always went well--as in not losing that many men while doing notable damage, though he did get forced back each time by Cao Zhen (an incredibly skilled strategist) and the by now famous Sima Yi. This despite the fact that Hanzhong, while a great defensive spot, was a horrid place to move your army through to advance (narrow mountain ways), even if you held the spot. Comparatively, his successor Jiang Wei's campaigns were expensive, unsuccessful, and cost major casualties.

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** Zhuge Liang often gets reduced to seem less effective than he truly was because people [[Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms read the novel, novel]], see all his clever tricks, then check history, and find out that it was usually either Zhang Fei or Liu Bei himself. Zhuge was primarily recruited for administration and politics. However, what these people fail to realize is that the Northern campaigns he made almost always went well--as in not losing that many men while doing notable damage, though he did get forced back each time by Cao Zhen (an incredibly skilled strategist) and the by now famous Sima Yi. This despite the fact that Hanzhong, while a great defensive spot, was a horrid place to move your army through to advance (narrow mountain ways), even if you held the spot. Comparatively, his successor Jiang Wei's campaigns were expensive, unsuccessful, and cost major casualties.
14th May '16 3:24:32 PM KeithM
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* While Literature/HonorHarrington initially gains renown as a tactical genius with other Manticoran officers primarily concerned with strategy, when the war against Haven finally ends and Manticore and its allies find themselves facing the massively larger Solarian League, the allied political and military leadership is surprised when Harrington reveals that she had been thinking of the possibility for years and has developed the grand strategy they immediately adopt to survive and win a war with the largest and most powerful entity in human history.
3rd May '16 7:35:24 PM GottaHaveFaith
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%%* Sanji in ''Manga/OnePiece'' tends to display this trait quite often.

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%%* * Sanji in ''Manga/OnePiece'' tends to display is this trait quite often.for the Straw Hats, having proven time and time again to be an expert {{Chessmaster}} and XanatosSpeedChess player. The Little Garden, Alabasta, Skypeia, Water 7, Enies Lobby, and Zou arcs all have solid examples of him displaying this skill.



** More recently, we found out who Shikamaru gets it from; Shikaku, his dad, is Jounin Commander of Konoha, and is acting as Tsunade's right-hand man, helping to coordinate the movements of various divisions. Not only that, he even creates a perfect strategy that manages to drive the Juubi into a corner

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** More recently, we found out who Shikamaru gets it from; Shikaku, his dad, is Jounin Commander of Konoha, and is acting as Tsunade's right-hand man, helping to coordinate the movements of various divisions. Not only that, he even creates a perfect strategy that manages to drive the Juubi into a cornercorner.
19th Apr '16 3:58:19 PM Hewhoarisesinmight
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*** Lee and Jackson were in fact master ''tacticians'', capable of truly extraordinary stokes on the battlefield. Neither was a ''strategist'' in the larger sense, as is clearly revealed by Lee's addiction to "decisive battle", a Napoleonic conception that had no application in an American context.
15th Apr '16 1:12:28 AM Gorthos
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The Strategist may also take center stage. As a hero, The Strategist's clever tactical tricks drive the story. A main character Strategist will face overwhelming odds, again and again. The enemy may have difficulty believing The Strategist can possibly win - after all, [[Webcomic/ErfWorld they're outnumbered 25 to 1 and have a moron for a boss]]! But by bending the rules a little, dusting off their knowledge of military history, and maybe pulling a few dirty tricks, The Strategist comes out on top, or at least alive.

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The Strategist may also take center stage. As a hero, The Strategist's clever tactical tricks drive the story. A main character Strategist will face overwhelming odds, again and again. The enemy may have difficulty believing The Strategist can possibly win - after all, [[Webcomic/ErfWorld they're outnumbered 25 to 1 and have a moron for a boss]]! But by bending the rules a little, dusting off their knowledge of military history, and maybe pulling a few dirty tricks, The Strategist comes out on top, or at least alive.
alive. They can become the '''MaryTzu''' if done poorly.
15th Apr '16 1:04:10 AM Gorthos
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The Strategist is a character whose primary job is to think up intricate and ingenious ways to defeat the enemy. The Strategist is basically TheSmartGuy on turbo, although he or she will--as a general rule--be less likely to physically partake in any of the plans they think up. The heroes may come to rely on The Strategist for their ultimate success, and, as such, will have to protect and keep The Strategist as far away from the front lines as possible. The loss of The Strategist might come across as an unmitigated disaster, should the heroes come to rely on his or her advice too much. Also, there's no guarantee that The Strategist won't turn out to also be TheChessmaster, manipulating both the heroes and the villains towards some mysterious and personal goal. This will almost never be the case, however, as The Strategist very rarely wants power for him- or herself; the sheer joy of being given a venue where they can stretch their intellectual muscles and try out their plans is often reward enough for their loyalty and service.

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The Strategist is a character whose primary job is to think up intricate and ingenious ways to defeat the enemy. The Strategist is often in a supporting role, but may be the hero as well.

When The Strategist takes on a supporting role, the
Strategist is basically TheSmartGuy on turbo, although he or she will--as a general rule--be less likely to physically partake in any of the plans they think up. The heroes may come to rely on The Strategist for their ultimate success, and, as such, will have to protect and keep The Strategist as far away from the front lines as possible. The loss of The Strategist might come across as an unmitigated disaster, should the heroes come to rely on his or her advice too much. Also, there's no guarantee that The Strategist won't turn out to also be TheChessmaster, manipulating both the heroes and the villains towards some mysterious and personal goal. This will almost never be the case, however, as The Strategist very rarely wants power for him- or herself; the sheer joy of being given a venue where they can stretch their intellectual muscles and try out their plans is often reward enough for their loyalty and service.
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The Strategist may also take center stage. As a hero, The Strategist's clever tactical tricks drive the story. A main character Strategist will face overwhelming odds, again and again. The enemy may have difficulty believing The Strategist can possibly win - after all, [[Webcomic/ErfWorld they're outnumbered 25 to 1 and have a moron for a boss]]! But by bending the rules a little, dusting off their knowledge of military history, and maybe pulling a few dirty tricks, The Strategist comes out on top, or at least alive.
9th Apr '16 6:25:40 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Wrestling/BobbyHeenan was known as "[[RedBaron The Brain]]" partially for this reason. As a manager, he would often give sound advice to his clients during matches, allowing them to achieve victory. One of his short comings was that he would often get [[ChewingTheScenery too excited]] and bark out orders [[CallingYourAttacks too loud]].
* In Wrestling/RingOfHonor, Stokely Hathaway hung around Moose for this reason. Moose being a big, powerful, agile football player had all the tools to succeed except experience.[[/folder]]
27th Feb '16 10:50:25 AM nombretomado
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* This is probably ''the'' single most fearsome superpower of ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', who is able to instantaneously formulate ''ironclad'' battle formations from split-second analysis of the situation compared with the skills of his warriors. Powerful as ''Film/TheAvengers'' may individually be, they would not have been able to stop the Chitauri from tearing ''every'' innocent civilian in Manhattan to pieces were it not for the discipline and teamwork that TheGoodCaptain inspired in them.

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* This is probably ''the'' single most fearsome superpower of ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', who is able to instantaneously formulate ''ironclad'' battle formations from split-second analysis of the situation compared with the skills of his warriors. Powerful as ''Film/TheAvengers'' ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' may individually be, they would not have been able to stop the Chitauri from tearing ''every'' innocent civilian in Manhattan to pieces were it not for the discipline and teamwork that TheGoodCaptain inspired in them.
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