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30th Oct '16 3:40:25 PM nombretomado
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* In the first part of ''[[HeraldsOfValdemar Brightly Burning]]'', Lavan is sent to a school where the headmaster had decided to cut costs by devolving all disciplinary authority to the Sixth Form students. These students repay this trust by bullying the younger students, forcing them to provide treats or entertainment for them and do their homework for them, and caning anyone who objected or disobeyed. When the leader decides to give Lavan eighty lashes for avoiding him and not stealing a tunic length of highly expensive red velvet for him, Lavan's latent pyrokinetic abilities trigger and burn several of the Sixth Form students to death. The investigation afterwords reveals the excesses of the Sixth Form and gets the school shut down until it can be reorganized.

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* In the first part of ''[[HeraldsOfValdemar ''[[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar Brightly Burning]]'', Lavan is sent to a school where the headmaster had decided to cut costs by devolving all disciplinary authority to the Sixth Form students. These students repay this trust by bullying the younger students, forcing them to provide treats or entertainment for them and do their homework for them, and caning anyone who objected or disobeyed. When the leader decides to give Lavan eighty lashes for avoiding him and not stealing a tunic length of highly expensive red velvet for him, Lavan's latent pyrokinetic abilities trigger and burn several of the Sixth Form students to death. The investigation afterwords reveals the excesses of the Sixth Form and gets the school shut down until it can be reorganized.
7th Oct '16 7:07:41 PM gemmabeta2
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** Even excluding the Inquisitional Squad from ''Order of the Phoenix'', the Prefects are given a remarkable amount of power over the other students throughout the series, and Percy at least ([[spoiler: and later Ron]]) do have a tendency to let it go to their heads.

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** Even excluding the Inquisitional Squad from ''Order of the Phoenix'', the Prefects are given a remarkable amount of power over the other students throughout the series, and Percy at least ([[spoiler: and later Ron]]) do have a tendency to let it go to their heads. The state of affairs is based on Victorian and Edwardian boarding schools, where prefects are responsible for maintaining student order outside the immediate classroom, and professors would only get involved if something very serious (i.e. requires police intervention) happens.
16th Jul '16 9:05:42 AM nombretomado
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* ''[[WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutron The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius]]'' features another example. Master Neutron is granted hall monitor powers, and inspired by his idol AlbertEinstein (who he also believes was once a hall monitor), takes full advantage of his new position, placing people in detention for possession of gum and, in Carl's case, having more llama stickers on his lunchbox than the permitted amount.

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* ''[[WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutron The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius]]'' features another example. Master Neutron is granted hall monitor powers, and inspired by his idol AlbertEinstein UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein (who he also believes was once a hall monitor), takes full advantage of his new position, placing people in detention for possession of gum and, in Carl's case, having more llama stickers on his lunchbox than the permitted amount.
11th Jun '16 1:16:08 PM nombretomado
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* On an episode of ''TheBradyBunch,'' "Law and Disorder," Bobby is made Safety Monitor and proceeds to abuse this power at school and at home.

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* On an episode of ''TheBradyBunch,'' ''Series/TheBradyBunch'', "Law and Disorder," Bobby is made Safety Monitor and proceeds to abuse this power at school and at home.



* In an "On Deck" episode of TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody this trope is played completly straight; Zack is made Hall Monitor in an effort to teach him responsibility. He ends up being far too zealous, even using a speed gun to trap walkers going too fast. He makes himself very unpopular throughout the ship. AnAesop is delivered in a very Anvilicious manner.

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* In an "On Deck" episode of TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' this trope is played completly straight; Zack is made Hall Monitor in an effort to teach him responsibility. He ends up being far too zealous, even using a speed gun to trap walkers going too fast. He makes himself very unpopular throughout the ship. AnAesop is delivered in a very Anvilicious manner.
5th Jun '16 10:25:07 AM WileK209
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* A ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' book in the "Disney's Doug Chronicles" series, entitled ''Doug's Power Trip'', uses this trope when Doug becomes hall monitor at his school.
30th May '16 12:50:13 PM lavendermintrose
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* {{Downplayed|Trope}} in ''{{Fillmore}}'', which treats the sash as the equivalent of a policeman's shield but with very tight limits on authority and an abundance of accountability.

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* {{Downplayed|Trope}} in ''{{Fillmore}}'', which treats the sash as the equivalent of a policeman's shield but with very tight limits on authority and an abundance of accountability. The point of the series is to have a CopShow set in a school, though.



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3rd Aug '14 4:47:45 PM AgProv
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* In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' continuum, author A.A.Pessimal has paid creative thought to the deeper workings of the Assassins' School in Ankh-Morpork. Following its recent expansion to take in more pupils and become co-educational, it has moved onto several additional sites around the City, and its teachers, already overworked and underappreciated, cannot be ''everywhere''. The School has therefore funded a lower grade of retained employee called Teaching Assistants, who have less status and pay than the fully-fledged staff, and who end up doing the dogsbody jobs. Usually they are school graduates paying their way through higher degrees and diplomas. The School (based on British public schools) also works on the House system: each House has a peer-elected Head of House and Heads of Years, who also have delegated Prefect responsibilities. Particularly noteworthy or gifted students - generally those whose specialist knowledge far outstrips that of their teachers - are sometimes offered Teaching Assistant status in their specialist areas of knowledge. Sometimes a pupil is given TA status to teach him or her a lesson.... full teachers have purple sashes; TA's wear purple with white piping; prefects merely get a lapel badge.

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* In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' continuum, author [[Creator/AAPessimal A.A.Pessimal Pessimal]] has paid creative thought to the deeper workings of the Assassins' School in Ankh-Morpork. Following its recent expansion to take in more pupils and become co-educational, it has moved onto several additional sites around the City, and its teachers, already overworked and underappreciated, cannot be ''everywhere''. The School has therefore funded a lower grade of retained employee called Teaching Assistants, who have less status and pay than the fully-fledged staff, and who end up doing the dogsbody jobs. Usually they are school graduates paying their way through higher degrees and diplomas. The School (based on British public schools) also works on the House system: each House has a peer-elected Head of House and Heads of Years, who also have delegated Prefect responsibilities. Particularly noteworthy or gifted students - generally those whose specialist knowledge far outstrips that of their teachers - are sometimes offered Teaching Assistant status in their specialist areas of knowledge. Sometimes a pupil is given TA status to teach him or her a lesson.... full teachers have purple sashes; TA's wear purple with white piping; prefects merely get a lapel badge.
21st Jul '14 4:01:16 PM thatother1dude
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* Occurs in ''{{Fillmore}}'', which treats the sash as the equivalent of a policeman's shield but with very tight limits on authority and an abundance of accountability.

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* Occurs {{Downplayed|Trope}} in ''{{Fillmore}}'', which treats the sash as the equivalent of a policeman's shield but with very tight limits on authority and an abundance of accountability.
7th May '14 1:24:48 AM OceanHomer
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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' takes this trope to its "hilarious" extreme. After [=SpongeBob=] is made hall monitor, he believes his jurisdiction to be the ''entire town of Bikini Bottom'', and eventually ends up searching for a criminal known as the Maniac... without realizing that the only maniac running around is ''him''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' takes this trope to its "hilarious" logical extreme. After [=SpongeBob=] is made hall monitor, he believes his jurisdiction to be the ''entire town of Bikini Bottom'', and eventually ends up searching for a criminal known as the Maniac... without realizing that the only maniac running around is ''him''.
19th Apr '14 3:32:31 AM LentilSandEater
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* Discussed in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'', where a few prefects, the current sash wearers, specifically point out how outrageous it is to give students the level of power the Inquisitional Squad has been arbitrarily granted. But [[SadisticTeacher Umbridge]] needs enforcers.

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* Discussed in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'', ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'' where a few prefects, the current sash wearers, specifically point out how outrageous it is to give students the level of power the Inquisitional Squad has been arbitrarily granted. But [[SadisticTeacher Umbridge]] needs enforcers.
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