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7th Jun '16 2:35:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Mayors of Terminus in the {{Foundation}} were never meant to be like this, but by the time of the Indburs it's become a hereditary job, with all the negatives that this implies (to the point that, if [[spoiler:the Mule]] had not appeared, there would have been a rebellion). All the way from Hardin's coup to ''Foundation's Edge'', the Mayors were a partial example: they were for the most part responsible to a council (first a town council, then a planetary council, and eventually an interstellar council), but after the Empire withdrew from the Rim and the Encyclopedia Foundation was removed from actual power the Mayors became the highest authority in the Foundation -- even after the Foundation had grown into a [[TheFederation Federation]] covering roughly half the Galaxy.

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* The Mayors of Terminus in the {{Foundation}} Literature/{{Foundation}} were never meant to be like this, but by the time of the Indburs it's become a hereditary job, with all the negatives that this implies (to the point that, if [[spoiler:the Mule]] had not appeared, there would have been a rebellion). All the way from Hardin's coup to ''Foundation's Edge'', the Mayors were a partial example: they were for the most part responsible to a council (first a town council, then a planetary council, and eventually an interstellar council), but after the Empire withdrew from the Rim and the Encyclopedia Foundation was removed from actual power the Mayors became the highest authority in the Foundation -- even after the Foundation had grown into a [[TheFederation Federation]] covering roughly half the Galaxy.
29th May '16 3:08:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[WesternAnimation/SantaClausIsCominToTown Burgermeister Meisterburger]] lives and breathes this trope. Not only does he have the power to ban toys "throughout the land, from sea to sea", but he can and does initiate a worldwide manhunt for ''Santa Claus''... to no avail in the end, but still.

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* [[WesternAnimation/SantaClausIsCominToTown ''WesternAnimation/SantaClausIsCominToTown'': Burgermeister Meisterburger]] Meisterburger lives and breathes this trope. Not only does he have the power to ban toys "throughout the land, from sea to sea", but he can and does initiate a worldwide manhunt for ''Santa Claus''... to no avail in the end, but still.
29th May '16 3:08:17 AM Morgenthaler
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%%* The Mayor of New York in ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}''.
* ''Film/BossNigger'': Boss makes it illegal for any "whitey" to use the "N-word".



%% * Mayor Cole (Bill Murray) of the City of Ember in ''Film/CityofEmber''.

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%%* The Mayor of New York in ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}''.
* ''Film/BossNigger'': Boss makes it illegal for any "whitey" to use the "N-word".
%% * Mayor Cole (Bill Murray) of the City of Ember in ''Film/CityofEmber''.

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19th May '16 7:47:05 PM erforce
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* The Mayor of New York in ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}''.

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* %%* The Mayor of New York in ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}''.''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}''.
17th Feb '16 2:02:45 PM TitoMosquito
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* Mayor Manx of Megakat City in ''WesternAnimation/SwatKats'' seems to be the highest power the Enforcers answer to in the show; not even a governor seems to be around. (Of course, given that they were originally not supposed to be on Earth originally (one episode was going to show human astronauts, meaning that the series is set on another planet in the future, but an H-B exec nixed that), one could argue that Megakat might be a sort of city-state.)

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* Mayor Manx of Megakat City in ''WesternAnimation/SwatKats'' seems to be the highest power the Enforcers answer to in the show; not even a governor seems to be around. (Of course, given that they were originally not supposed to be on Earth originally (one [one episode was going to show human astronauts, meaning that the series is set on another planet in the future, but an H-B exec nixed that), that], one could argue that Megakat might be a sort of city-state.)



* Mayor Mellow in ''WesternAnimation/{{Grojband}}'', who has no problems with actions like buying a diamond-encrusted unicorn cage for the zoo, or ordering a house sealed inside a dome because a teenager has chicken pox.

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* Mayor Mellow in ''WesternAnimation/{{Grojband}}'', who has no problems with actions like buying a diamond-encrusted unicorn cage for the zoo, or ordering a house sealed inside a dome because a teenager has chicken pox. Though he appears to be bossed around by a teenage girl.
25th Jan '16 9:46:09 AM Piando
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* The mayor in ''CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs'' even lampshades this. At one point he mentions spending the entire town budget on a project "without consulting anyone", and later funds ''another'' project by taking out a "very high interest loan".

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* The mayor in ''CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs'' ''WesternAnimation/CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs'' even lampshades this. At one point he mentions spending the entire town budget on a project "without consulting anyone", and later funds ''another'' project by taking out a "very high interest loan".



* Inverted in ''HortonHearsAWho'' where, in Whoville, the town council bosses the mayor around and he has no say in any decisions.

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* Inverted in ''HortonHearsAWho'' ''WesternAnimation/HortonHearsAWho'' where, in Whoville, the town council bosses the mayor around and he has no say in any decisions.



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* Mayor Prentiss in the ''ChaosWalking'' trilogy.

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* Mayor Prentiss in the ''ChaosWalking'' ''Literature/ChaosWalking'' trilogy.




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* Sherrif Lucas Buck from ''AmericanGothic''. Pretty much the raison d'etre of the show.

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* Sherrif Lucas Buck from ''AmericanGothic''.''Series/AmericanGothic''. Pretty much the raison d'etre of the show.




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* The mayor in the various ''HarvestMoon'' games is always this, generally of the more benevolent type.

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* The mayor in the various ''HarvestMoon'' ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' games is always this, generally of the more benevolent type.




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* [[SantaClausIsCominToTown Burgermeister Meisterburger]] lives and breathes this trope. Not only does he have the power to ban toys "throughout the land, from sea to sea", but he can and does initiate a worldwide manhunt for ''Santa Claus''... to no avail in the end, but still.

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* [[SantaClausIsCominToTown [[WesternAnimation/SantaClausIsCominToTown Burgermeister Meisterburger]] lives and breathes this trope. Not only does he have the power to ban toys "throughout the land, from sea to sea", but he can and does initiate a worldwide manhunt for ''Santa Claus''... to no avail in the end, but still.




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21st Dec '15 4:41:48 PM cdrood
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* On ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard'', Boss Hogg's title was County Commissioner and was apparently the highest authority to cheat and steal from everyone.
9th Dec '15 3:10:12 PM FF32
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* ''{{Sonichu}}'' has the AuthorAvatar. The mayor rules a total {{Egopolis}} where everything from the radio station to the currency to the most popular ''soda'' to the city itself is named after him, and the laws (based purely on his own values and {{Squick}}s) are enforced via ''psychic monitoring.'' His authority is primarily exercised by slaughtering the avatars of those who've pissed off the author in real life in the [[NightmareFuel most horrific ways]]. As he is above the law, no one ever blinks an eye. Oh, [[DesignatedHero and we the audience are intended to root for him]].

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* ''{{Sonichu}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Sonichu}}'' has the AuthorAvatar. The mayor rules a total {{Egopolis}} where everything from the radio station to the currency to the most popular ''soda'' to the city itself is named after him, and the laws (based purely on his own values and {{Squick}}s) are enforced via ''psychic monitoring.'' His authority is primarily exercised by slaughtering the avatars of those who've pissed off the author in real life in the [[NightmareFuel most horrific ways]]. As he is above the law, no one ever blinks an eye. Oh, [[DesignatedHero and we the audience are intended to root for him]].
4th Dec '15 12:49:31 PM Willbyr
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-->''Can I interrupt? I'm kidding. Of course I can, I'm the Mayor! Mayors can do anything!''

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-->''Can ->''Can I interrupt? I'm kidding. Of course I can, I'm the Mayor! Mayors can do anything!''






* In ''KingdomHearts'', nearly every world has its own king or mayor who acts as this.

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* In ''KingdomHearts'', ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'', nearly every world has its own king or mayor who acts as this.
29th Nov '15 10:05:53 AM Tahaneira
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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' has a downplayed version in Mayor John Hancock. His rule of [[WretchedHive Goodneighbor]] is absolute but lightly enforced; he deliberately leaves his people to their own devices most of the time, only stepping in when he feels their actions threaten the city as a whole, and attempts to avoid abuse of that power to differentiate himself from [[spoiler:his brother in Diamond City]]. In fact, the reason he becomes a companion to the [[PlayerCharacter Sole Survivor]] is because he's worried that he's become too comfortable with being in power and has started to become a tyrant; he steps down for a while to 'keep himself real.'
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