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28th Aug '16 11:56:39 AM Morgenthaler
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** [[NazisWithGnarlyWeapons Erich von Manstein]] was UsefulNotes/NaziGermany's best strategist, devising the Fall of France and numerous battles on the Eastern Front.

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** [[NazisWithGnarlyWeapons [[UsefulNotes/NazisWithGnarlyWeapons Erich von Manstein]] was UsefulNotes/NaziGermany's best strategist, devising the Fall of France and numerous battles on the Eastern Front.
12th Aug '16 9:38:21 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Halo}}'', [[TheDreaded Thel 'Vadam]] was considered one of the most dangerous members of the [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Covenant]] for this very reason. One of the few advantages Humanity had against the Covenant during the war was how the latter stubbornly refused to use innovative tactics against the former, relying on the sheer technological edge and overpowering legions. Thel 'Vadam was among the few leaders in the Covenant who ignored this handicap and matched/often surpassed the human strategists with unpredictability, leading to multiple victories against them, and he likely would have been one of the driving forces behind humanity's extinction if he hadn't pulled a HeelFaceTurn. This is even more impressive when one realizes the [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Sangheili race]] he's a part of usually ostracizes traits like innovation and creativity, yet he managed to develop them on his own.

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[[TheDreaded Thel 'Vadam]] 'Vadam(ee)]] was considered one of the most dangerous members of the [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Covenant]] for this very reason. One of the few advantages Humanity had against the Covenant during the war was how the latter stubbornly refused to use innovative tactics against the former, relying on the sheer technological edge and overpowering legions. Thel 'Vadam was among the few leaders in the Covenant who ignored this handicap and matched/often surpassed by matching/often surpassing the human strategists with unpredictability, leading to multiple victories against them, and he likely would have been one of the driving forces behind humanity's extinction if he hadn't pulled a HeelFaceTurn. This is even more impressive when one realizes the [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Sangheili race]] he's a part of usually ostracizes traits like innovation and creativity, yet he managed to develop them on his own.
** On the human side, Admiral Preston Cole is considered one of the main reasons why humanity lasted as long as it did against the vastly superior Covenant; he never lost a major battle, and his battle record is considered even more impressive than those of the [[OneManArmy Spartan-IIs]].
27th Jul '16 3:32:13 PM Prometheus117
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Halo}}'', [[TheDreaded Thel 'Vadam]] was considered one of the most dangerous members of the [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Covenant]] for this very reason. One of the few advantages Humanity had against the Covenant during the war was how the latter stubbornly refused to use innovative tactics against the former, relying on the sheer technological edge and overpowering legions. Thel 'Vadam was among the few leaders in the Covenant who ignored this handicap and matched/often surpassed the human strategists with unpredictability, leading to multiple victories against them, and he likely would have been one of the driving forces behind humanity's extinction if he hadn't pulled a HeelFaceTurn. This is even more impressive when one realizes the [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Sangheili race]] he's a part of usually ostracizes traits like innovation and creativity, yet he managed to develop them on his own.
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.
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