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14th Jan '18 7:11:54 PM ReaderAt2046
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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.
16th Dec '17 6:39:19 PM DustSnitch
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** Lu-Tze is also an example. He's a Sweeper at the History Monks head-quarters, and that's a loathed job by itself, but one that absolutely needs to be done. Lu-Tze is also one of the most adept History Monks alive and a legend in his own lifetime. Most of the monks can't stand him and try their best to exclude him or work their way around him wherever possible. Unfortunately for them, he's indispensable: not only in terms of ability and experience but in sheer common sense... which is often his greatest weapon in a world that often observes common sense isn't that common. Still... most of them have at least learned to value [[BadassGrandpa Rule One]] by now.

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** Lu-Tze is also an example. He's a Sweeper at the History Monks head-quarters, and that's a loathed job by itself, but one that absolutely needs to be done. Lu-Tze is also one of the most adept History Monks alive and a legend in his own lifetime. Most of the monks can't stand him and try their best to exclude him or work their way around him wherever possible. Unfortunately for them, he's indispensable: not only in terms of ability and experience but in sheer common sense... which is often his greatest weapon in a world that often observes common sense isn't that common. Still... most of them have at least learned to value [[BadassGrandpa Rule One]] One by now.
4th Dec '17 9:06:18 PM TheWildWestPyro
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* UsefulNotes/ChiangKaiShek, despite being an authoritarian dictator, managed to keep the entire Kuomintang, or Chinese Nationalist Party, united under his rule. This is made more impressive by the fact the KMT was actually more of a non-aligned/centrist political coalition with various wings, ranging from liberal to conservative to traditionalist. In one case, Chiang 'retired' on 10th December 1931 during a particularly stressful period. Within hours, military officers refused to obey the new government, public protests demanded Chiang to come back, the entire government panicked and tax offices refused to submit forms without Chiang's return.

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* UsefulNotes/ChiangKaiShek, despite being an authoritarian military dictator, managed to keep the entire Kuomintang, or Chinese Nationalist Party, united under his rule. This is made more impressive by the fact the KMT was actually more of a non-aligned/centrist political coalition with various bickering wings, ranging from liberal to conservative to traditionalist. In one case, Chiang 'retired' on 10th December 1931 during a particularly stressful period. Within hours, military officers refused to obey the new government, public protests demanded Chiang to come back, the entire government panicked and tax offices refused to submit forms without Chiang's return.
24th Nov '17 1:00:47 AM RacattackForce
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* The episode "Sokka's Master" of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' has Sokka leave the gang for a few days in order to gain weapons training, since he [[OvershadowedByAwesome is convinced that he is the most useless member of the team]]. While he's gone, the rest of the group fails to think of anything to do while waiting for him to return, due to Sokka being the team's strategist and the one who planned even their basic activities. Even their attempts to tell jokes in his absence fall flat, due to him also doubling as the comic relief/butt monkey.

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* The episode "Sokka's Master" of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' has Sokka leave the gang for a few days in order to gain weapons training, since he [[OvershadowedByAwesome is convinced that he is the most useless member of the team]]. While he's gone, the rest of the group fails to think of anything to do while waiting for him to return, due to Sokka being the team's strategist and the one who planned even their basic activities. Even their Katara's poor attempts to tell jokes at comedy in his absence fall flat, due to him also doubling as the place of her comic relief/butt monkey. relief brother doesn't help matters.
24th Nov '17 12:57:33 AM RacattackForce
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* The episode "Sokka's Master" of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' has Sokka leave the gang for a few days in order to gain weapons training, since he [[OvershadowedByAwesome is convinced that he is the most useless member of the team]]. This trope serves as the episode's B-story, as the rest of the group fails to think of anything to do while waiting for him to return, due to Sokka being the team's strategist and navigator who planned all their activities. Even their attempts to tell jokes in his absence fall flat, due to him also doubling as the comic relief/butt monkey.

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* The episode "Sokka's Master" of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' has Sokka leave the gang for a few days in order to gain weapons training, since he [[OvershadowedByAwesome is convinced that he is the most useless member of the team]]. This trope serves as the episode's B-story, as While he's gone, the rest of the group fails to think of anything to do while waiting for him to return, due to Sokka being the team's strategist and navigator the one who planned all even their basic activities. Even their attempts to tell jokes in his absence fall flat, due to him also doubling as the comic relief/butt monkey.
24th Nov '17 12:51:23 AM RacattackForce
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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' in which Sokka goes off to take some weapons training by himself for a day, the rest of the group tries to fill in for him as the comic relief, but they fail miserably. (Also, none of them know how to read maps correctly.) By the time he comes back at the end of the day, everyone is desperate for him to do something funny.
** More important than the comedy is the planning. Nobody knows what to do with themselves without Sokka directing things, however goofy and incompetent he seemed when he was doing the directing. He was always the one with the vision, and the schedule, driving home the point as to why Sokka is TheLeader.

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* In an The episode "Sokka's Master" of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' in which has Sokka goes off leave the gang for a few days in order to take some gain weapons training by himself for a day, training, since he [[OvershadowedByAwesome is convinced that he is the most useless member of the team]]. This trope serves as the episode's B-story, as the rest of the group tries fails to fill in think of anything to do while waiting for him to return, due to Sokka being the team's strategist and navigator who planned all their activities. Even their attempts to tell jokes in his absence fall flat, due to him also doubling as the comic relief, but they fail miserably. (Also, none of them know how to read maps correctly.) By the time he comes back at the end of the day, everyone is desperate for him to do something funny.
** More important than the comedy is the planning. Nobody knows what to do with themselves without Sokka directing things, however goofy and incompetent he seemed when he was doing the directing. He was always the one with the vision, and the schedule, driving home the point as to why Sokka is TheLeader.
relief/butt monkey.
23rd Nov '17 8:39:53 PM WanderingBrowser
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** Another ''Discworld'' example is [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass Archchancellor Ridcully]]. He is TheDitz (though as time goes on, he's revealed to actually be a GeniusDitz and to employ a great deal of ObfuscatingStupidity - he ''is'' listening, he just generally pretends he isn't) and a LargeHam, much to the annoyance of the other wizards. But they remember that before him, the Unseen University was rife with KlingonPromotion -- to which Ridcully is immune by simply being way too robust and powerful for most couch potato wizards to kill (one attempted assassin [[NoodleIncident went deaf for two weeks]]) -- and not just for the position of Archchancellor, leading to this exchange in ''Discworld/TheLastContinent'':

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** Another ''Discworld'' example is [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass Archchancellor Ridcully]]. He is TheDitz (though as time goes on, he's revealed to actually be a GeniusDitz and to employ a great deal of ObfuscatingStupidity - he ''is'' listening, he just generally pretends he isn't) and a LargeHam, much to the annoyance of the other wizards. But they remember that before him, the Unseen University was rife with KlingonPromotion -- to which Ridcully is immune by simply being way too robust and powerful for most couch potato wizards to kill (one attempted assassin [[NoodleIncident went deaf for two weeks]]) weeks because Ridcully ambushed ''him'' instead, bashed his head against the door, and gave him one mother of a loud scolding) -- and not just for the position of Archchancellor, leading to this exchange in ''Discworld/TheLastContinent'':
20th Nov '17 11:58:39 AM Beacon80
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** Scruffy the Janitor invokes this during his performance review.
--> '''Scruffy''': Plus that one boiling toiler. Fire me if'n you dare.
** When Fry quits to become a police officer, the Planet Express crew quickly discover that they need Fry to distract them from how much they don't get along with each other.
--> '''Professor Farnsworth''': Fry, we have no idea what you do around here, but we desperately need you back.
12th Nov '17 7:01:34 AM DarkPhoenix94
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** Another ''Discworld'' example is [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass Archchancellor Ridcully]]. He is TheDitz and a LargeHam, much to the annoyance of the other wizards. But they remember that before him, the Unseen University was rife with KlingonPromotion -- to which Ridcully is immune by simply being way too robust and powerful for most couch potato wizards to kill (one attempted assassin [[NoodleIncident went deaf for two weeks]]) -- and not just for the position of Archchancellor, leading to this exchange in ''Discworld/TheLastContinent'':

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** Another ''Discworld'' example is [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass Archchancellor Ridcully]]. He is TheDitz (though as time goes on, he's revealed to actually be a GeniusDitz and to employ a great deal of ObfuscatingStupidity - he ''is'' listening, he just generally pretends he isn't) and a LargeHam, much to the annoyance of the other wizards. But they remember that before him, the Unseen University was rife with KlingonPromotion -- to which Ridcully is immune by simply being way too robust and powerful for most couch potato wizards to kill (one attempted assassin [[NoodleIncident went deaf for two weeks]]) -- and not just for the position of Archchancellor, leading to this exchange in ''Discworld/TheLastContinent'':


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** Granny Weatherwax became this in respect to being one of the Disc's first lines of supernatural defence - the very ''instant'' she dies, the elves, who've been locked away for a decade or so, and after [[Discworld/LordsAndLadies what happened last time]], wouldn't try anything if she was around, start causing serious trouble. It also leaves witches without the leader none of them would ever admit to having. However, Granny Weatherwax being no fool, she'd deconstructed this by having already prepared her successor, Tiffany Aching, serving as a StealthMentor to the most talented and, frankly, sensible (most of the time) witch of her generation, and leaves in no doubt who she intends to take over her steading, laying it out in her will.
17th Sep '17 11:26:36 AM nombretomado
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** Current Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu is the only Prime Minister in the country's history who has won three straight elections and will surpass country founder David Ben-Gurion as Israel's longest serving Prime Minister if he completes his current term. Many other world leaders see him as little more than an agitator who is driving the Middle Eastern peace process backwards (he had a particularly acrimonious relationship with American President UsefulNotes/BarackObama, then leader of Israel's greatest ally). His belief that Israeli leaders should advocate for all Jews in the world (as articulated in his 2015 speech to the U.S. Congress) naturally miffed many more liberal Jews in the Diaspora. Within Israel's borders he is a polarizing figure who is largely seen as a giant {{Jerkass}} who has isolated Israel on the world stage and who has been continuously running the economy into the ground. He remains in power largely because in the wake of the increased threat of Islamic terrorism Israel faces due to Hamas taking over the Gaza Strip, Iran looking to develop nuclear weapons and the later rise of ISIS, he is the only person who can competently manage Israel's military and intelligence and protect the country from the violent anarchy that is plaguing the rest of the region. Him overseeing [[PeaceThroughSuperiorFirepower extremely effective national security initiatives]] such as [[ImpossiblyCoolWeapon Iron Dome]] hasn't hurt either.

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** Current Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu is the only Prime Minister in the country's history who has won three straight elections and will surpass country founder David Ben-Gurion as Israel's longest serving Prime Minister if he completes his current term. Many other world leaders see him as little more than an agitator who is driving the Middle Eastern peace process backwards (he had a particularly acrimonious relationship with American President UsefulNotes/BarackObama, then leader of Israel's greatest ally). His belief that Israeli leaders should advocate for all Jews in the world (as articulated in his 2015 speech to the U.S. Congress) naturally miffed many more liberal Jews in the Diaspora. Within Israel's borders he is a polarizing figure who is largely seen as a giant {{Jerkass}} who has isolated Israel on the world stage and who has been continuously running the economy into the ground. He remains in power largely because in the wake of the increased threat of Islamic terrorism Israel faces due to Hamas taking over the Gaza Strip, Iran looking to develop nuclear weapons and the later rise of ISIS, he is the only person who can competently manage Israel's military and intelligence and protect the country from the violent anarchy that is plaguing the rest of the region. Him overseeing [[PeaceThroughSuperiorFirepower [[UsefulNotes/PeaceThroughSuperiorFirepower extremely effective national security initiatives]] such as [[ImpossiblyCoolWeapon Iron Dome]] hasn't hurt either.
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