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12th Apr '18 12:10:11 PM Chabal2
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* ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'': In which Mr. Responsible Jake has to leave for a week and Rachel, who is, to put it diplomatically, something of a violence junkie, is made temporary leader. The end result is Cassie getting captured and dangerously close to the 2-hour limit.

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* ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'': In which Mr. Responsible Jake has to leave for a week and Rachel, who is, to put it diplomatically, something of a violence junkie, is made temporary leader. The end result is Cassie getting captured and dangerously close to the 2-hour limit.limit, rescued by crashing a jet into the roof of a (hollow) building then following the flaming wreck as birds, and whipping an unbelievably fast alien with a cobra.
27th Mar '18 9:52:04 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'': In ''The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans'', Mycroft Holmes is said to be an example of this for the ''entire British government''. While it has experts on every possible topic, Mycroft is the only one who understands ''all'' topics of possible interest to the ministries, so they have to run to him for advice if a situation involves multiple disparate issues. Leaving his office for just a few minutes to ask Sherlock's help leaves him worried that the bureaucrats will make a hash of things in his absence.

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* ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'': In ''The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans'', Mycroft Holmes is said to be an example of this for the ''entire British government''. While it has experts on every possible topic, Mycroft is the only one who understands ''all'' topics of possible interest to the ministries, so they have to run to him for advice if a situation involves multiple disparate issues. Leaving his office for just a few minutes to ask Sherlock's help leaves him worried that the bureaucrats will make a hash of things in his absence. The only reason this was allowed to happen is that he has no ambition of any kind; they pay him enough to maintain his house and membership in the club he spends most of his time at, and that's all he wants.
16th Mar '18 9:09:25 AM PianoMurderer
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** Also somewhat {{Deconstructed}} with Celestia and Princess Luna. They are the only two entities (except the imprisoned Discord) who can interface with SUN and MOON. Without them, every living thing on the planet would die in a matter of days. The Deconstruction is essentially twofold: First, the other nations are ''just'' as happy as you'd think about the fact that all their lives rest on the Princesses of Equestria, which leads to more than a little political tension. Second, since everyone ''knows'' that all their lives rest on Celestia and Princess Luna, any hint that something might be going wrong for one of the two is an immediate cause for panic. The saying is that every time Celestia sneezes, the Protoceran markets crash.

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** Also somewhat {{Deconstructed}} with Celestia and Princess Luna. They are the only two entities (except the imprisoned Discord) who can interface with SUN and MOON. Without them, every living thing on the planet would die in a matter of days. The Deconstruction is essentially twofold: First, the other nations are ''just'' as happy as you'd think about the fact that all their lives rest on the Princesses of Equestria, which leads to more than a little political tension. Second, since everyone ''knows'' that all their lives rest on Celestia and Princess Luna, any hint that something might be going wrong for one of the two is an immediate cause for panic. The saying is that every time Celestia sneezes, Protocera's commodities market catches the Protoceran markets crash.flu.
13th Mar '18 11:53:08 PM Kazmahu
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* ''Anime/DarlingInTheFranxx'': 002 and the high-performance [[HumongousMecha Franxx]] she pilots are so vital to the defense of the platations that APE has no choice but to deploy her [[GodzillaThreshold when things get desperate]], never mind that she keeps maiming her co-pilots. And she's completely aware of this, doing whatever she likes solely because she can and she knows how much they need her. [[TeamMom Nana]] resorts to [[ObstructiveBureaucrat repeatedly throwing the book at her]] in an attempt to stop her running roughshod over the entire chain of command, and she undermines even that at the first opportunity.
23rd Feb '18 12:18:49 PM JJHIL325
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** Also in Season 7 when ''everyone'' turns on Buffy and not only deprives her of the leadership but throws her out of ''her own house'', they end up making Faith the leader -- and she promptly leads them into a trap. Many fans feel they got what they deserved. Some fans believe that Buffy got what she deserved as well since she wasn't doing all that good of a job leading them herself up to that point, being overly-draconian. She did seem to learn ''something'' from the experience, at least. It should be noted that Faith, for her part, did ''not'' want to be the leader, recognized the fact that this trope was about to hit them all in the face, and only stepped up to the plate because, in her opinion, ''someone'' had to and no one but her was listening to Buffy anymore.

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** Also in Season 7 when ''everyone'' turns on Buffy and not only deprives her of the leadership but throws her out of ''her own house'', they end up making Faith the leader -- and she promptly leads them into a trap. Many fans (as well as some of the survivors InUniverse) [[LaserGuidedKarma feel they got what they deserved.deserved]]. Some fans believe that Buffy got what she deserved as well since she wasn't doing all that good of a job leading them herself up to that point, being overly-draconian. She did seem to learn ''something'' from the experience, at least. It should be noted that Faith, for her part, did ''not'' want to be the leader, recognized the fact that this trope was about to hit them all in the face, and only stepped up to the plate because, in her opinion, ''someone'' had to and no one but her was listening to Buffy anymore.
15th Feb '18 4:57:40 PM cybertoy0
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/StormHawks'' VillainEpisode "Power Grab", [[BigBad Master Cyclonis]] leaves [[SmugSnake Ravess]] in charge of Cyclonia while she leaves on a private mission with the [[TheDragon Dark Ace]]. Almost immediately, Ravess uses her lofty position to put give her brother [[TheBrute Snipe]] humiliating assignments, who soon attacks her and takes over. Snipe's disinterest in actual administration gets the Raptors nearly killed, and so they launch their ''own'' coup. When Cyclonis gets back, ''[[MinionWithAnFInEvil Leugey]]'' is on the throne, with everyone else stuck in a jail cell due to their own infighting.
10th Feb '18 7:14:25 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* In retrospect, America ''really'' should not have overthrown Saddam Hussein. His secular political platform and vision of national unity, as well as his brutal repression of dissent or insurrectionm prevented the religious extremists from tearing the country apart in sectarian conflicts and then exporting the chaos everywhere… as unfortunately happened after the botched occupation. At the VERY least, the US should not have disbanded the Iraqi Army, which was pretty much the only integrated institution seen as a point of national pride.

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* In retrospect, America ''really'' should not have overthrown Saddam Hussein. His secular political platform and vision of national unity, as well as his brutal repression of dissent or insurrectionm insurrection prevented the religious extremists from tearing the country apart in sectarian conflicts and then exporting the chaos everywhere… as unfortunately happened after the botched occupation. At the VERY least, the US should not have disbanded the Iraqi Army, which was pretty much the only integrated institution seen as a point of national pride.



* Steve Jobs, despite not being really liked by some of his coworkers, was indispensable to Apple: they tried to fire him once, and it was catastrophic to the company. And while Apple struggled to keep their part of the market, Steve Jobs bought Pixar - one of the most successful animation studios.

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* Steve Jobs, UsefulNotes/SteveJobs, despite not being really liked by some of his coworkers, was indispensable to Apple: they tried to fire him once, and it was catastrophic to the company. And while Apple struggled to keep their part of the market, Steve Jobs bought Pixar Creator/{{Pixar}} - one of the most successful animation studios.
7th Feb '18 7:53:24 AM TeraChimera
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* Foaly in ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'' occupies this position; the technology he develops is one of the things keeping fairy society hidden from humans, and he's set himself up as being irreplacable to the L.E.P. Primarily because he's coded a hidden virus into every piece of software so that if anyone who's not him so much as tries to start up the systems, the whole thing would come 'crashing down around their pointy ears'. Though while he can't be fired, he ''can'' have his salary docked.

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* Foaly in ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'' occupies this position; the technology he develops is one of the things keeping fairy society hidden from humans, and he's set himself up as being irreplacable irreplaceable to the L.E.P. Primarily because he's coded a hidden virus into every piece of software so that if anyone who's not him so much as tries to start up the systems, the whole thing would come 'crashing down around their pointy ears'. Though while he can't be fired, he ''can'' have his salary docked.docked.
** Deconstructed in ''The Arctic Incident''; when outside forces actually want the L.E.P. to crumble, he's the first person they go after. By hijacking his computer systems, they easily bring down most the L.E.P.'s defenses. Ordinarily, this wouldn't be possible, but one of the villains is just as clever as he is and a lot more underhanded.
2nd Feb '18 10:29:37 AM MaskedAndDangerous
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* When J.D. initially moves out on ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', Turk and Carla realize that he was the one who did almost everything around the apartment, such as doing laundry and fixing the air conditioner. They also notice that without JD as a mediator, they don't get along very well, leading them to realize [[OhCrap their relationship is in trouble.]]

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* When J.D. initially moves out on ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', Turk and Carla realize that he was the one who did almost everything around the apartment, such as doing laundry and fixing the air conditioner.conditioner (although, he broke said air conditioner too, to use fixing it as an excuse to stick around). They also notice that without JD as a mediator, they don't get along very well, leading them to realize [[OhCrap their relationship is in trouble.]]
23rd Jan '18 9:57:24 PM danlansdowne
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** Similarly, this trope can also apply to 1990s Prime Minister Jean Chretien. Rising to power in 1993 because he and his HyperCompetentSidekick Paul Martin were seen as the only people capable of running the government amid a sea of right-wing ideologues each vying for power upon the fall of long serving Tory Prime Minister [[PointyHairedBoss Brian Mulroney]], and kept the Liberal party in power for a decade across two more elections largely because his opposition consisted of a Quebec separatist party, a hardline right-winger who couldn't speak any French, and [[TheChewToy the National Democratic Party]]. Indeed, after Chretien retired in 2003 and the conservatives were finally able to present a viable alternative in Stephen Harper, the now Paul Martin-lead Liberal government was easily toppled and Canada has been under Conservative rule ever since....for largely similar reasons.

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** Similarly, this trope can also apply to 1990s Prime Minister Jean Chretien. Rising to power in 1993 because he and his HyperCompetentSidekick Paul Martin were seen as the only people capable of running the government amid a sea of right-wing ideologues each vying for power upon the fall of long serving Tory Prime Minister [[PointyHairedBoss Brian Mulroney]], and kept the Liberal party in power for a decade across two more elections largely because his opposition consisted of a Quebec separatist party, a hardline right-winger who couldn't speak any French, and [[TheChewToy the National New Democratic Party]]. Indeed, after Chretien retired in 2003 and the conservatives were finally able to present a viable alternative in Stephen Harper, the now Paul Martin-lead Liberal government was easily toppled and Canada has been under Conservative rule ever since....for largely similar reasons.
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