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13th Jan '18 3:16:16 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* Subverted in ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'', where [[KnightTemplar Colonel William Kraft]] acts as a sort of ''heroic'' tyrant when he takes over the Confederation after a failed leftist coup. While his rule is virtually dictatorial and his policies ruthless in the extreme (and not appreciated by everyone), in the end he does succeed in creating a virtual utopia that outlives him, and he is [[DarkShepherd both fondly and fearfully]] remembered by his former subjects.
7th Jan '18 11:36:37 AM SeptimusHeap
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* In ''{{Spider-Man}}'', ComicBook/NormanOsborn, in the ''ComicBook/DarkReign'' arc, becomes this for the entire MarvelUniverse.

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* In ''{{Spider-Man}}'', ''Franchise/SpiderMan'', ComicBook/NormanOsborn, in the ''ComicBook/DarkReign'' arc, becomes this for the entire MarvelUniverse.
5th Jan '18 9:57:08 PM nombretomado
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* In Paul Robinson's ''In The Matter of: InstrumentOfGod'', Marilyn, the Deputy Administrator of the Welcoming Department, becomes appointed to Administrator when the former administrator decides to go back to earth. Her new rules are so disliked that the entire supervisory staff of the department quit in protest - all except for one supervisor, so that she can't appoint anyone in their place.

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* In Paul Robinson's ''In The Matter of: InstrumentOfGod'', Literature/InstrumentOfGod'', Marilyn, the Deputy Administrator of the Welcoming Department, becomes appointed to Administrator when the former administrator decides to go back to earth. Her new rules are so disliked that the entire supervisory staff of the department quit in protest - all except for one supervisor, so that she can't appoint anyone in their place.
21st Dec '17 10:18:50 AM TheGreatConversation
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A common subversion of this trope is the BaitAndSwitchTyrant, who is signalled to be this in their introduction but turns out to not be that bad after all, with the story demonstrating that the characters have come to accept the new rules. If the character who temporarily takes control isn't malicious or obnoxious, but is simply grossly incompetent, see SketchySuccessor.

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A common subversion of this trope is the BaitAndSwitchTyrant, who is signalled to be this in their introduction but turns out to not be that bad after all, with the story demonstrating that the characters have come to accept the new rules. If the character who temporarily takes control isn't malicious or obnoxious, but is simply grossly incompetent, see SketchySuccessor.
SketchySuccessor. If the tyrant took the helm of a corporation by [[ArtisticLicenseEconomics acquiring 51% of its stock]], they're a MajorityShareDictator.
13th Dec '17 1:33:12 PM Sark0TAG
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* In ''FanFic/OriginStory'', [[ComicBook/MsMarvel Captain Marvel]] uses the US military and the strength of the US government to usurp leadership of ComicBook/TheAvengers, basically because she holds a grudge against one of her teammates (who had earler given her a [[CurbStompBattle epic-level beatdown]]) and she sees this as the best way to take revenge. Her first order is to announce that not only is [[ComicBook/IronMan Tony Stark]] going to be arrested for aiding and abetting a terrorist, but that any of the other Avengers who refuse to toe the line will be sitting in a cell next to him. Only Yellowjacket and Aries comply.

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* ''FanFic/GogglesAndTheTears'', set just after the events of ''System Shock 2'', deals with the godhood-hungry [[VideoGame/AiIsACrapshoot SHODAN]] looking to exploit the usage of tears in time and space, using [[VideoGame/BioshockInfinite Elizabeth]] to do so, and usurp control of Columbia from Zachary Comstock by pretending to be his prophesied archangel. Fortunately, because of those same tears, [[VideoGame/SystemShock Goggles]], Booker [=DeWitt=], [[VideoGame/HalfLife2 Gordon Freeman]], [[VideoGame/{{Marathon}} Mjolnir Recon #54 and Durandal]] notice this and immediately get involved as a result.
* In ''FanFic/OriginStory'', [[ComicBook/MsMarvel Captain Marvel]] uses the US military and the strength of the US government to usurp leadership of ComicBook/TheAvengers, basically because she holds a grudge against one of her teammates (who had earler earlier given her a [[CurbStompBattle epic-level beatdown]]) and she sees this as the best way to take revenge. Her first order is to announce that not only is [[ComicBook/IronMan Tony Stark]] going to be arrested for aiding and abetting a terrorist, but that any of the other Avengers who refuse to toe the line will be sitting in a cell next to him. Only Yellowjacket and Aries comply.
5th Dec '17 6:41:45 PM wootzits
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* [[Pantheon/{{Villains}} Dolores Umbridge]] of ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'', who is the former TropeNamer. She came to the school as a teacher imposed by the Ministry of Magic, becomes High Inquisitor, fires Trelawney, tries to subdue Hagrid like he's a wild beast with a team of Stunners due to her hatred of {{Half Human Hybrid}}s [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain and treats any "filthy half-breed" like a stupider, lesser being]], dictates stupid rules aimed at abolishing the students' civil liberties, ''literally'' [[ColdBloodedTorture tortures]] students during detention, and finally [[spoiler:deposes Dumbledore and becomes Headmistress.]] Her "things will be different around here" speech was [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Hermione. She's so bad that she actually [[spoiler:''sides with Voldemort'' after she's run out of Hogwarts.[[note]]Possibly unknowingly, but she so heartily embraced his evil policies that it hardly even matters whether she knew who was behind them.[[/note]]]] Most readers reserve more hate for Umbridge than for Voldemort, the actual BigBad of the series. Creator/StephenKing has noted that Umbridge is the strongest of ''Literature/HarryPotter'''s villains because she's the kind of character who you just ''love'' to hate, whereas you hate Voldemort simply because the book wants you to and because he's ObviouslyEvil. Also, most people know someone who's bitterly racist/homophobic/bigoted-in-general ControlFreak-type, but genocidal overlords are in short supply (thankfully).

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* [[Pantheon/{{Villains}} Dolores Umbridge]] Umbridge of ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'', who is the former TropeNamer. She came to the school as a teacher imposed by the Ministry of Magic, becomes High Inquisitor, fires Trelawney, tries to subdue Hagrid like he's a wild beast with a team of Stunners due to her hatred of {{Half Human Hybrid}}s [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain and treats any "filthy half-breed" like a stupider, lesser being]], dictates stupid rules aimed at abolishing the students' civil liberties, ''literally'' [[ColdBloodedTorture tortures]] students during detention, and finally [[spoiler:deposes Dumbledore and becomes Headmistress.]] Her "things will be different around here" speech was [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Hermione. She's so bad that she actually [[spoiler:''sides with Voldemort'' after she's run out of Hogwarts.[[note]]Possibly unknowingly, but she so heartily embraced his evil policies that it hardly even matters whether she knew who was behind them.[[/note]]]] Most readers reserve more hate for Umbridge than for Voldemort, the actual BigBad of the series. Creator/StephenKing has noted that Umbridge is the strongest of ''Literature/HarryPotter'''s villains because she's the kind of character who you just ''love'' to hate, whereas you hate Voldemort simply because the book wants you to and because he's ObviouslyEvil. Also, most people know someone who's bitterly racist/homophobic/bigoted-in-general ControlFreak-type, but genocidal overlords are in short supply (thankfully).
5th Dec '17 10:30:57 AM infernape612
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* [[Pantheon/{{Villains}} Dolores Umbridge]] of ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'', who is the former TropeNamer. She came to the school as a teacher imposed by the Ministry of Magic, becomes High Inquisitor, fires Trelawney, tries to subdue Hagrid like he's a wild beast with a team of Stunners due to her hatred of {{Half Human Hybrid}}s [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain and treats any "filthy half-breed" like a stupider, lesser being]], dictates stupid rules aimed at abolishing the students' civil liberties, ''literally'' [[ColdBloodedTorture tortures]] students during detention, and finally [[spoiler:deposes Dumbledore and becomes Headmistress.]] Her "things will be different around here" speech was [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Hermione. She's so bad that she actually [[spoiler:''sides with Voldemort'' after she's run out of Hogwarts[[note]]Possibly unknowingly, but she so heartily embraced his evil policies that it hardly even matters whether she knew who was behind them.[[/note]]]]. Most readers reserve more hate for Umbridge than for Voldemort, the actual BigBad of the series. Creator/StephenKing has noted that Umbridge is the strongest of ''Literature/HarryPotter'''s villains because she's the kind of character who you just ''love'' to hate, whereas you hate Voldemort simply because the book wants you to and because he's ObviouslyEvil. Also, most people know someone who's bitterly racist/homophobic/bigoted-in-general ControlFreak-type, but genocidal overlords are in short supply (thankfully).

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* [[Pantheon/{{Villains}} Dolores Umbridge]] of ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'', who is the former TropeNamer. She came to the school as a teacher imposed by the Ministry of Magic, becomes High Inquisitor, fires Trelawney, tries to subdue Hagrid like he's a wild beast with a team of Stunners due to her hatred of {{Half Human Hybrid}}s [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain and treats any "filthy half-breed" like a stupider, lesser being]], dictates stupid rules aimed at abolishing the students' civil liberties, ''literally'' [[ColdBloodedTorture tortures]] students during detention, and finally [[spoiler:deposes Dumbledore and becomes Headmistress.]] Her "things will be different around here" speech was [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Hermione. She's so bad that she actually [[spoiler:''sides with Voldemort'' after she's run out of Hogwarts[[note]]Possibly Hogwarts.[[note]]Possibly unknowingly, but she so heartily embraced his evil policies that it hardly even matters whether she knew who was behind them.[[/note]]]]. [[/note]]]] Most readers reserve more hate for Umbridge than for Voldemort, the actual BigBad of the series. Creator/StephenKing has noted that Umbridge is the strongest of ''Literature/HarryPotter'''s villains because she's the kind of character who you just ''love'' to hate, whereas you hate Voldemort simply because the book wants you to and because he's ObviouslyEvil. Also, most people know someone who's bitterly racist/homophobic/bigoted-in-general ControlFreak-type, but genocidal overlords are in short supply (thankfully).
21st Nov '17 6:39:27 PM HardKor
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* The first season finale of ''Series/{{Roseanne}}'' is about a tyrannical new manager who takes over from the more easy going Booker at the Wellman Plastics factory where Roseanne, Jackie, and their other friends all work. After toying with Roseanne and making her suck up to him in exchange for lower quotas, he thinks he's broken her and [[ILied raises the quotas back up to impossible levels]], prompting all the women to quit.
22nd Oct '17 5:11:39 PM nombretomado
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* The plot of ''Gay from China at the ChaletSchool'' revolves around this trope. When Miss Bubb, the tyrant in question, takes over as temporary headmistress after Miss Wilson, Miss Annersley and others are injured in a car crash, her fixation on exam results and crackdowns on the girls' free time and privileges makes her very unpopular, to the point where Joey writes a letter begging Miss Wilson to come back. Things comes to a head when she forbids Gay Lambert - who has broken rules on more than one occasion - to see her older brother before he is stationed in Asia, which leads to Gay running away and culminates in Miss Bubb having to resign, to everyone's relief.

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* The plot of ''Gay from China at the ChaletSchool'' Literature/ChaletSchool'' revolves around this trope. When Miss Bubb, the tyrant in question, takes over as temporary headmistress after Miss Wilson, Miss Annersley and others are injured in a car crash, her fixation on exam results and crackdowns on the girls' free time and privileges makes her very unpopular, to the point where Joey writes a letter begging Miss Wilson to come back. Things comes to a head when she forbids Gay Lambert - who has broken rules on more than one occasion - to see her older brother before he is stationed in Asia, which leads to Gay running away and culminates in Miss Bubb having to resign, to everyone's relief.
20th Oct '17 12:35:25 AM dmcreif
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* ''Series/TheDefenders2017'': Elektra Natchios, after she abruptly kills Alexandra, declares to the remaining Fingers of the Hand that they answer to her. But whereas Alexandra actually listened to the other Fingers and appreciated their advice, Elektra flat-out doesn't care what they think and even threatens to have them killed if they get in her way.
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