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* In the ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episode [[Recap/SupernaturalS09E02DevilMayCare "Devil May Care" (S09, Ep02)]], Abaddon views Crowley this way because he is a salesman instead of a conqueror.

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* In the ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episode [[Recap/SupernaturalS09E02DevilMayCare "Devil May Care" (S09, Ep02)]], Abaddon views Crowley this way because he is a salesman instead of a conqueror.



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13th Jul '16 5:37:15 AM Euodiachloris
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** The Targaryens occasionally produced kings who were this, gathering sobriquets like "[[TheBlueBeard The Cruel]]" (Maegor I) and "[[RoyallyScrewedUp The Mad]]" (Aerys II) for the obvious ones, and ones like "[[CloudCuckoolander The Befuddled]]" (Baelor I) and "[[ImpoverishedPatrician The Beggar King]]" (Viserys III) for the borderline cases. But, only one got stamped with this trope in a direct form of ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin with no hint of irony, hedging or excusing whatsoever: Aegon IV, "[[LoveRuinsTheRealm The Unworthy]]". [[UpToEleven There's a reason for that:]] almost ''everything'' he did ''guaranteed'' that the [[WarOfSuccession Blackfyre Rebellions]] (note the plural) would occur upon his death and that their impact would last for decades more beyond their apparent end. Well done, {{Jerkass}}.

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** The Targaryens occasionally produced kings who were this, gathering sobriquets like "[[TheBlueBeard The Cruel]]" (Maegor I) and "[[RoyallyScrewedUp The Mad]]" (Aerys II) for the obvious ones, and ones like "[[CloudCuckoolander The Befuddled]]" (Baelor I) and "[[ImpoverishedPatrician The Beggar King]]" (Viserys III) for the borderline cases. But, only one got stamped with this trope in a direct form of ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin with no hint of irony, hedging or excusing whatsoever: Aegon IV, "[[LoveRuinsTheRealm The Unworthy]]". [[UpToEleven There's a reason for that:]] almost ''everything'' he did ''guaranteed'' that the [[WarOfSuccession [[SuccessionCrisis Blackfyre Rebellions]] (note the plural) would occur upon his death and that their impact would last for decades more beyond their apparent end. Well done, {{Jerkass}}.
13th Jul '16 5:33:11 AM Euodiachloris
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** The Targaryens occasionally produced kings who were this, gathering sobriquets like "[[TheBlueBeard The Cruel]]" (Maegor I) and "[[RoyallyScrewedUp The Mad]]" (Aerys II) for the obvious ones, and ones like "[[CloudCuckoolander The Befuddled]]" (Baelor I) and "[[ImpoverishedPatrician The Beggar King]]" (Viserys III) for the borderline cases. But, only one got stamped with this trope in a direct form of ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin with no hint of hedging or excusing whatsoever: Aegon IV, "[[LoveRuinsTheRealm The Unworthy]]". [[UpToEleven There's a reason for that.]]

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** The Targaryens occasionally produced kings who were this, gathering sobriquets like "[[TheBlueBeard The Cruel]]" (Maegor I) and "[[RoyallyScrewedUp The Mad]]" (Aerys II) for the obvious ones, and ones like "[[CloudCuckoolander The Befuddled]]" (Baelor I) and "[[ImpoverishedPatrician The Beggar King]]" (Viserys III) for the borderline cases. But, only one got stamped with this trope in a direct form of ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin with no hint of irony, hedging or excusing whatsoever: Aegon IV, "[[LoveRuinsTheRealm The Unworthy]]". [[UpToEleven There's a reason for that.]]that:]] almost ''everything'' he did ''guaranteed'' that the [[WarOfSuccession Blackfyre Rebellions]] (note the plural) would occur upon his death and that their impact would last for decades more beyond their apparent end. Well done, {{Jerkass}}.
21st Jun '16 2:33:45 PM eowynjedi
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* Sophos of ''Literature/QueensThief'' is the highly reluctant heir to Sounis who would much rather spend his time studying history, poetry, and natural principles than learn to fight and conduct politics. As a result he's a big disappointment to his father and his uncle Sounis. The fourth book has Sophos given a sharp dose of reality when he's abducted by barons who want to make him a PuppetKing and he realizes his apathy has done a terrible disservice to his country. He proceeds to [[TookALevelInBadass shape up]].

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* Sophos of ''Literature/QueensThief'' ''Literature/TheQueensThief'' is the highly reluctant heir to Sounis who would much rather spend his time studying history, poetry, and natural principles than learn to fight and conduct politics. As a result he's a big disappointment to his father and his uncle Sounis. The fourth book has Sophos given a sharp dose of reality when he's abducted by barons who want to make him a PuppetKing and he realizes his apathy has done a terrible disservice to his country. He proceeds to [[TookALevelInBadass shape up]].
21st Jun '16 2:32:31 PM eowynjedi
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* Sophos of ''Literature/QueensThief'' is the highly reluctant heir to Sounis who would much rather spend his time studying history, poetry, and natural principles than learn to fight and conduct politics. As a result he's a big disappointment to his father and his uncle Sounis. The fourth book has Sophos given a sharp dose of reality when he's abducted by barons who want to make him a PuppetKing and he realizes his apathy has done a terrible disservice to his country. He proceeds to [[TookALevelInBadass shape up]].
21st Jun '16 2:27:31 PM eowynjedi
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* In ''Anime/AfterWarGundamX'', Prince Willis of Estard spends most of his time being pushed and pulled between the hawkish General Lee and the political Grant. He's not happy about being talked over and ruled by them, but he lacks the savvy and self-confidence to put them in their place and truly take charge.
18th Apr '16 1:43:20 PM Grithalmur
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* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'': Radiant Dawn, Pelleas, heir to the throne of Daein, is a well-intentioned youth who strives to free his country from Begnion's oppression. Despite having not known of his parentage until somewhat recently, he tries his best to lead his people, but due to his mild personality and inexperience in warfare he's got some pretty big shoes to fill; and he knows it. As such, he ends up deferring to his mother and advisor on all matters. Unfortunately, this prevents him from being the strong leader the revolution needs and, were it not for Micaiah's efforts, the rebellion likely would've ended in disaster. After becoming King at the end of Part 1, things look like they might improve... except [[spoiler:his trusted advisor betrays him by tricking him into signing a blood pact with Begnion and then vanishing. This ends up putting the lives of the entire country of Daein into jeopardy if he doesn't follow Begnion's orders to the letter, with no way of knowing how to stop it.]] He struggles to deal with this on his own throughout most of Part 3, but by the time he finally confides with Micaiah on what's really going on and is able to find a solution shortly after, Ike's army is right on their doorstep. And to make matters worse [[spoiler:his solution, killing a pact-bearer (i.e. himself) is only half of what needs to be done, and just results in him dying for nothing. This is the only fate for him on one's first run through the game, but on a second playthrough Micaiah can stop the sacrifice, allowing him to survive and fight alonside the army.]] It's somewhat telling in that, should he survive to the end of the game, [[spoiler: he willingly abdicates the throne to Micaiah and serves as an advisor on her court, a role far more suited to him.]]
25th Sep '15 5:09:15 AM Morgenthaler
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** The Targaryens occasionally produced kings who were this, gathering sobriquets like "[[TheBlueBeard The Cruel]]" (Maegor I) and "[[RoyallyScrewedUp The Mad]]" (Aerys II) for the obvious ones, and ones like "[[CloudCuckoolander The Befuddled]]" (Baelor I) and "[[ImpoverishedPatrician The Beggar King]]" (Viserys II) for the borderline cases. But, only one got stamped with this trope in a direct form of ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin with no hint of hedging or excusing whatsoever: Aegon IV, "[[LoveRuinsTheRealm The Unworthy]]". [[UpToEleven There's a reason for that.]]

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** The Targaryens occasionally produced kings who were this, gathering sobriquets like "[[TheBlueBeard The Cruel]]" (Maegor I) and "[[RoyallyScrewedUp The Mad]]" (Aerys II) for the obvious ones, and ones like "[[CloudCuckoolander The Befuddled]]" (Baelor I) and "[[ImpoverishedPatrician The Beggar King]]" (Viserys II) III) for the borderline cases. But, only one got stamped with this trope in a direct form of ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin with no hint of hedging or excusing whatsoever: Aegon IV, "[[LoveRuinsTheRealm The Unworthy]]". [[UpToEleven There's a reason for that.]]
25th Sep '15 5:08:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'': The series is full of these to varying degrees

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25th Sep '15 5:08:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* Robert Baratheon from ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' fights valiantly in a just war to dethrone a mad king, but when he takes the throne himself, he proves himself incompetent in dealing with matters of state, spends lavish amounts of money on feasts and tournaments, and his inattentiveness to his own family sows seeds of disaster. He is fully aware he's a horrible king and tries to compensate by leaving details and day-to-day operations to subordinates, which just makes things worse.
** The series is full of these to varying degrees; like Robert, [[AChildShallLeadThem Robb Stark]] kick-starts his rebellion with surprising tactical brilliance and the magnetic charisma to draw twenty-thousand men under his banners. But his political inexperience and youthful, ahem, ''indiscretions'' [[spoiler: lead to him losing his head. Literally]].

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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'': The series is full of these to varying degrees
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Robert Baratheon from ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' Baratheon]] fights valiantly in a just war to dethrone a mad king, but when he takes the throne himself, he proves himself incompetent in dealing with matters of state, spends lavish amounts of money on feasts and tournaments, and his inattentiveness to his own family sows seeds of disaster. He is fully aware he's a horrible king and tries to compensate by leaving details and day-to-day operations to subordinates, which just makes things worse.
** The series is full of these to varying degrees; like Robert, [[AChildShallLeadThem Robb Stark]] kick-starts his rebellion with surprising tactical brilliance and the magnetic charisma to draw twenty-thousand men under his banners. But his political inexperience and youthful, ahem, ''indiscretions'' [[spoiler: lead to him losing his head. Literally]].



** The Targaryens occasionally produced kings who were this, gathering sobriquets like "[[TheBlueBeard The Cruel]]" and "[[RoyallyScrewedUp The Mad]]" for the obvious ones, and ones like "[[CloudCuckoolander The Befuddled]]" and "[[ImpoverishedPatrician The Beggar King]]" for the borderline cases. But, only one got stamped with this trope in a direct form of ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin with no hint of hedging or excusing whatsoever: Aegon IV, "[[LoveRuinsTheRealm The Unworthy]]". [[UpToEleven There's a reason for that.]]

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** The Targaryens occasionally produced kings who were this, gathering sobriquets like "[[TheBlueBeard The Cruel]]" (Maegor I) and "[[RoyallyScrewedUp The Mad]]" (Aerys II) for the obvious ones, and ones like "[[CloudCuckoolander The Befuddled]]" (Baelor I) and "[[ImpoverishedPatrician The Beggar King]]" (Viserys II) for the borderline cases. But, only one got stamped with this trope in a direct form of ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin with no hint of hedging or excusing whatsoever: Aegon IV, "[[LoveRuinsTheRealm The Unworthy]]". [[UpToEleven There's a reason for that.]]
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