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3rd Feb '16 9:49:36 AM Ramidel
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* Narsus in ''Literature/TheHeroicLegendOfArislan'' plays the trope to a T. He used to be an adviser to King Andragoras III but was expelled from the court because he kept asking the king to abolish slavery. For three years he'd been living in his remote countryside home painting and drinking. When Andragoras is defeated and the kingdom faces occupation, his old friend Daryoon appears at his place with the crown prince and demands that Narsus help them. At first Narsus wants nothing to do with it, but then he realizes prince Arslan's potential and willingly becomes his adviser and strategist. (Arslan promising him the title of royal painter if he gets back the throne didn't hurt.) Just to clarify: Narsus had a very fine control of understanding and manipulating circumstances, sometimes to ludicrous degrees. His debut strategy was to pinpoint the most likely thrust of TheMole's plan to smoke Prince Arslan out of hiding, then counter that by having the prince lure Lusitanian soldiers to his position, which was on a hilltop...near a massive floodgate, which is promptly thrown open to have the Lusitanians' massive numerical advantage literally washed away.
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* Narsus in ''Literature/TheHeroicLegendOfArislan'' ''Literature/TheHeroicLegendOfArslan'' plays the trope to a T. He used to be an adviser to King Andragoras III but was expelled from the court because he kept asking the king to abolish slavery. For three years he'd been living in his remote countryside home painting and drinking. When Andragoras is defeated and the kingdom faces occupation, his old friend Daryoon appears at his place with the crown prince and demands that Narsus help them. At first Narsus wants nothing to do with it, but then he realizes prince Arslan's potential and willingly becomes his adviser and strategist. (Arslan promising him the title of royal painter if he gets back the throne didn't hurt.) Just to clarify: Narsus had a very fine control of understanding and manipulating circumstances, sometimes to ludicrous degrees. His debut strategy was to pinpoint the most likely thrust of TheMole's plan to smoke Prince Arslan out of hiding, then counter that by having the prince lure Lusitanian soldiers to his position, which was on a hilltop...near a massive floodgate, which is promptly thrown open to have the Lusitanians' massive numerical advantage literally washed away.
29th Jan '16 4:36:29 PM bguy
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* In ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'' the [[RedBaron Golden General]] [[BadassPrincess Laurana]] is the brains behind almost all of the [[TheAlliance Whitestone Council's]] victories during the War of the Lance. She devises the plans which win the battles at [[SupervillainLair Icewall Castle]], and the [[DecisiveBattle High Clerist's Tower]], after which she is given command of the entire Whitestone Army and leads it to repeated victories over the numerically superior [[TheEmpire Dragonarmies]], destroying five separate enemy armies and liberating all of northern [[TheKingdom Solamnia.]]
23rd Jan '16 5:27:16 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yi_Sun-sin Admiral Yi Sun-sin]] of the Kingdom of Korea is in a 2-man contest with Horatio Nelson for the position of "greatest naval commander of all time". During the Japanese invasions of Korea, it was ''solely'' thanks to Sun-sin's mastery on the waters that the kingdom was saved, despite political infighting including a Japanese plot that saw him tortured and reduced to the ranks. After his replacement squandered Korea's fleet with his incompetence, the Korean court hastily reinstated Yi Sun-sin and, despite his fleet being reduced to less than 150 ships, he took on the Japanese fleet of 500 ships and ''smashed'' it with his tactical genius. Ironically, much like Admiral Nelson later would at Trafalgar, he fell in the battle when he was mortally wounded by a stray bullet, dying in his finest hour. He is still regarded as Korea's greatest hero to this day.
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yi_Sun-sin Admiral Yi Sun-sin]] of the Kingdom of Korea is in a 2-man contest with Horatio Nelson for the position of "greatest naval commander of all time". During the Japanese invasions of Korea, it was ''solely'' thanks to Sun-sin's mastery on the waters that the kingdom was saved, despite political infighting including a Japanese plot that saw him tortured and reduced to the ranks. After his replacement squandered Korea's fleet with his incompetence, the Korean court hastily reinstated Yi Sun-sin and, despite his fleet being reduced to less than 150 only 12-13 ships, he took on the a Japanese fleet of 500 300 ships and ''smashed'' it with his tactical genius.genius. When the Japanese attempted to retreat from Korea, Yi met them in one final battle, his fleet now around 150 ships (thanks to Chinese reinforcements) but now facing '''500''' Japanese ships. This time, he ''annihilated'' them. Ironically, much like Admiral Nelson later would at Trafalgar, he fell in the battle when he was mortally wounded by a stray bullet, dying in his finest hour. In his career fighting the Japanese over the course of the 7-year war, he fought 23 battles and lost '''none''' (comparably, Nelson only fought 13 recognised battles in his 35 years of service and only 8 were decisive victories). He is still regarded as Korea's greatest hero to this day.day. ** ''WebAnimation/ExtraCredits'' did one of their history series on Yi [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ieaDfD_h6s and it is amazing viewing.]]
1st Jan '16 9:58:51 PM JRDelta
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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.
11th Dec '15 3:25:33 PM ecuvulle6267
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* Peeta Mellark from ''Literature/TheHungerGames''.
28th Nov '15 1:10:09 AM LadWatcher
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[[folder:Web Animation]] * ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' has the leaders of the main cast, Ruby and Jaune, though they're more tacticians than strategists. Both quickly grasp the tactical situation, form plans to work according to their advantages and counter possible threats. They're perfectly aware of the capabilities of their teammates and are able to properly coordinate them into achieving feats that can give them the upper hand during an encounter. [[/folder]]

* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'''s Jaune is this to his team [[spoiler:(though, oddly enough, he was only accepted into combat-centric Beacon Academy because he faked his transcripts)]]. He's also TheLoad, meaning that [[TheAce Pyrrha]] has to train him in fighting. ** Ruby herself is this as well (of course, unlike Jaune, Ruby is [[{{Badass}} very capable in a fight]]).
12th Sep '15 10:05:38 PM nombretomado
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* The first ''AdvanceWars'' game does something similar, casting the player as a "special advisor".
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* The first ''AdvanceWars'' ''VideoGame/AdvanceWars'' game does something similar, casting the player as a "special advisor".
21st Aug '15 10:16:15 PM nombretomado
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* ''Anime/GundamSEED'' has a villainous example in Captain William Sutherland, who devises most of the Earth Forces' battle plans and serves as Muruta Azrael's [[TheDragon right-hand man]].
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* ''Anime/GundamSEED'' ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'' has a villainous example in Captain William Sutherland, who devises most of the Earth Forces' battle plans and serves as Muruta Azrael's [[TheDragon right-hand man]].
7th Aug '15 6:32:39 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yi_Sun-sin Admiral Yi Sun-sin]] of the Kingdom of Korea is in a 2-man contest with Horatio Nelson for the position of "greatest naval commander of all time". During the Japanese invasions of Korea, it was ''solely'' thanks to Sun-sin's mastery on the waters that saved the kingdom, despite political infighting including a Japanese plot that saw him tortured and reduced to the ranks. After his replacement squandered Korea's fleet with his incompetence, the Korean court hastily reinstated Yi Sun-sin and, despite his fleet being reduced to less than 150 ships, he took on the Japanese fleet of 500 ships and ''smashed'' it with his tactical genius. Ironically, much like Admiral Nelson later would, he fell in the battle when he was mortally wounded by a stray bullet, dying in his finest hour. He is still regarded as Korea's greatest hero to this day.
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yi_Sun-sin Admiral Yi Sun-sin]] of the Kingdom of Korea is in a 2-man contest with Horatio Nelson for the position of "greatest naval commander of all time". During the Japanese invasions of Korea, it was ''solely'' thanks to Sun-sin's mastery on the waters that saved the kingdom, kingdom was saved, despite political infighting including a Japanese plot that saw him tortured and reduced to the ranks. After his replacement squandered Korea's fleet with his incompetence, the Korean court hastily reinstated Yi Sun-sin and, despite his fleet being reduced to less than 150 ships, he took on the Japanese fleet of 500 ships and ''smashed'' it with his tactical genius. Ironically, much like Admiral Nelson later would, would at Trafalgar, he fell in the battle when he was mortally wounded by a stray bullet, dying in his finest hour. He is still regarded as Korea's greatest hero to this day.
7th Aug '15 6:31:23 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yi_Sun-sin Admiral Yi Sun-sin]] of the Kingdom of Korea is in a 2-man contest with Horatio Nelson for the position of "greatest naval commander of all time". During the Japanese invasions of Korea, it was ''solely'' thanks to Sun-sin's mastery on the waters that saved the kingdom, despite political infighting including a Japanese plot that saw him tortured and reduced to the ranks. After his replacement squandered Korea's fleet with his incompetence, the Korean court hastily reinstated Yi Sun-sin and, despite his fleet being reduced to less than 150 ships, he took on the Japanese fleet of 500 ships and ''smashed'' it with his tactical genius. Ironically, much like Admiral Nelson later would, he fell in the battle when he was mortally wounded by a stray bullet, dying in his finest hour. He is still regarded as Korea's greatest hero to this day.
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