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17th Mar '17 11:54:02 PM Hanz
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* In ''Videogame/MassEffectAndromeda'', Jarun Tann, the current Director of the Andromeda project was actually seventh in line for succession and became leader due to everyone above him dying in a catastrophic accident involving dark energy and was originally an accountant. This has led to him being put in a role that he wasn't prepared for.
7th Mar '17 1:24:23 PM gb00393
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** Jon Snow takes command of the defense of Castle Black when everyone else is incapacitated or cowering.


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** Daenerys leaves Daario Naharis and the Second Sons in command of the newly renamed Bay of Dragons (formerly Slaver's Bay) to oversee Meereen, Yunkai, and Astapor's transition into democratic city states.
27th Feb '17 2:57:46 PM margdean56
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* OlderThanFeudalism: The Ten Thousand: in 401 BC a force of Greek mercenaries is hired by Cyrus the Younger to supplement his Persian troops to fight against his brother Artaxerxes II for the throne of the Persian empire. They meet at the battle of Cunaxa. While the Greek force suffers no significant casualties during the battle, their employer, Cyrus, is killed during the battle.They are then left stranded in the middle of the Persian empire. They are asked by the Persians to lay down their weapons but they refuse. The leaders of the Greek are invited to a feast to negotiate a solution but are instead executed. The Greek elect new leaders, among them Xenophon, who chronicled their fighting retreat through Persia, which lasted around 2 years.

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* OlderThanFeudalism: The Ten Thousand: in 401 BC a force of Greek mercenaries is hired by Cyrus the Younger to supplement his Persian troops to fight against his brother Artaxerxes II for the throne of the Persian empire. They meet at the battle of Cunaxa. While the Greek force suffers no significant casualties during the battle, their employer, Cyrus, is killed during the battle. They are then left stranded in the middle of the Persian empire. They are asked by the Persians to lay down their weapons but they refuse. The leaders of the Greek Greeks are invited to a feast to negotiate a solution but are instead executed. The Greek Greeks elect new leaders, among them Xenophon, who chronicled their fighting retreat through Persia, which lasted around 2 years.
11th Feb '17 4:32:55 PM jormis29
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** In the movie ''The Diamond Dust Rebellion'', Rangiku has to take temporary command of Squad 10 after Captain Hitsugaya turns up missing. She does a damn good job of it, too.

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** In the movie ''The Diamond Dust Rebellion'', ''[[Anime/BleachTheDiamondDustRebellion The DiamondDust Rebellion]]'', Rangiku has to take temporary command of Squad 10 after Captain Hitsugaya turns up missing. She does a damn good job of it, too.
5th Feb '17 12:35:36 PM eowynjedi
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* In the first ''Series/HoratioHornblower'' telefilm, Lieutenant Eccleston is mortally wounded and passes on command of the captured French frigate ''Papillon'' to Midshipman Hornblower. Although he's junior to Simpson, Horatio had just accused Simpson of UnfriendlyFire, so it was a reasonable call (especially since Eccleston knew Simpson from their previous ship). Simpson's tantrum convinces the petty officers and sailors to follow Horatio's orders instead, and he leads their prize to a heroic action against some corvettes that have ambushed their home ship.
30th Jan '17 3:36:15 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* Happens to Bullock twice in ''Series/{{Gotham}}'', the first time when Captain Barnes is knifed out of action protecting Gordon from [[spoiler:a resurrected Theo Galavan]] near the end of Season 2 and the latter when [[spoiler:Barnes is permanently incapacitated due to being infected by the virus in Alice Tetch's blood]] approximately one third of the way through Season 3.
14th Jan '17 8:44:14 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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** Toyed with repeatedly in ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' (the {{Trope Namer|s}}): Darth Vader, as Supreme Commander, holds no formal rank in the Imperial system save as an agent of the Emperor himself (meaning that any order he gives is treated as no different from an order by the Emperor), allowing him to hand out nice little impromptu promotions by [[YouHaveFailedMe Force-choking the incompetent officers]]. In one scene, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7O1Qd_FNgfM he chokes Admiral Ozzel for screwing up,]] and immediately addresses Ozzel's XO Captain Piett as ''Admiral'' Piett, putting him in command right then and there (before Ozzel's body has even hit the floor). Piett's first order of business is then removing Ozzel's body. In the ''StarWars'' [[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]], the novel ''Literature/HeirToTheEmpire'' reveals that while it was risky, serving aboard Vader's flagship, the ''Executor'', was also seen as the fast track to promotion for the sufficiently quick-thinking and competent--and that Vader's tactics ''worked'', weeding out the officers who couldn't keep up, so that only the very good or the very lucky were left. This meant, though, that when ''Executor'' was destroyed at Endor, the Empire lost more than just a powerful warship...

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** Toyed with repeatedly in ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' (the {{Trope Namer|s}}): Darth Vader, as Supreme Commander, holds no formal rank in the Imperial system save as an agent of the Emperor himself (meaning that any order he gives is treated as no different from an order by the Emperor), allowing him to hand out nice little impromptu promotions by [[YouHaveFailedMe Force-choking the incompetent officers]]. In one scene, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7O1Qd_FNgfM he chokes Admiral Ozzel for screwing up,]] and immediately addresses Ozzel's XO Captain Piett as ''Admiral'' Piett, putting him in command right then and there (before Ozzel's body has even hit the floor). Piett's first order of business is then removing Ozzel's body. In the ''StarWars'' [[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]], the novel ''Literature/HeirToTheEmpire'' reveals that while it was risky, serving aboard Vader's flagship, the ''Executor'', was also seen as the fast track to promotion for the sufficiently quick-thinking and competent--and that Vader's tactics ''worked'', weeding out the officers who couldn't keep up, so that only the very good or the very lucky were left. This meant, though, that when ''Executor'' was destroyed at Endor, the Empire lost more than just a powerful warship...warship....



** In ''Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy'', Pellaeon is revealed to not have been a full captain at Endor, receiving a YouAreInCommandNow promotion when his captain was killed...and that he, as the survivor with the highest rank, was the one who [[KnowWhenToFoldEm sounded the retreat]]. Due to various {{retcon}}s, Pellaeon now ''was'' a full captain at Endor...it's just that his ship was commanded by an admiral, so he was still second in command until said admiral was killed.

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** In ''Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy'', Pellaeon is revealed to not have been a full captain at Endor, receiving a YouAreInCommandNow promotion when his captain was killed... and that he, as the survivor with the highest rank, was the one who [[KnowWhenToFoldEm sounded the retreat]]. Due to various {{retcon}}s, Pellaeon now ''was'' a full captain at Endor... it's just that his ship was commanded by an admiral, so he was still second in command until said admiral was killed.



* In ''Discworld/TheFifthElephant'', Sgt. Colon finds himself in command of The Watch after ALL his superior officers head to Überwald[[note]]Commander Vimes is there on a diplomatic issue. Capt. Carrot goes on leave to pursue Lt. Angua, who has run off to Überwald for personal reasons.[[/note]] It rapidly goes pear-shaped, to the point where Colon provokes the first Watchman's strike.

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* In ''Discworld/TheFifthElephant'', Sgt. Colon finds himself in command of The Watch after ALL his superior officers head to Überwald[[note]]Commander Überwald.[[note]]Commander Vimes is there on a diplomatic issue. Capt. Carrot goes on leave to pursue Lt. Angua, who has run off to Überwald for personal reasons.[[/note]] It rapidly goes pear-shaped, to the point where Colon provokes the first Watchman's strike.



::: Also, if you manage to down the Yellow Squadron pilots in the right order (something nearly impossible to do, as there is no way of differentiating them), the dialogue continues as the pilots' command structure disintegrates and pilot B gets command, then C...

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::: Also, if you manage to down the Yellow Squadron pilots in the right order (something nearly impossible to do, as there is no way of differentiating them), the dialogue continues as the pilots' command structure disintegrates and pilot B gets command, then C...C....



* In ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'', Ariel is a little lost when her squad leader is missing and they need to figure out what to do. Ini'riia makes it clear that being BlueBlood makes her in command by default... that is, unless she wishes to let a senior member of a different clan take command...

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'', Ariel is a little lost when her squad leader is missing and they need to figure out what to do. Ini'riia makes it clear that being BlueBlood makes her in command by default... that is, unless she wishes to let a senior member of a different clan take command...command....
3rd Jan '17 5:31:01 AM Tron80
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* In ''Comicbook/{{Justice League 3000}}'', Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} becomes TheLeader of team after Franchise/{{Superman}} and Batman get killed in BigBad's first attack.
2nd Jan '17 3:51:18 PM Gingerkitteh
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* During UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution and the War of 1812, the British wore, like everyone else, BlingOfWar, especially their officers (even though the Americans were no different in this regard). The Americans, used to hunting, could aim (both with their own hunting rifles, and well-packed muskets), and would chose the most visible targets. As a consequence, after the Battle of Bunker Hill and the Battle of New Orleans, certain British regiments were under the command of the senior ''private''.

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* During UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution and the War of 1812, the British wore, like everyone else, BlingOfWar, especially their officers (even though the Americans were no different in this regard). The Americans, used to hunting, could aim (both with their own hunting rifles, and well-packed muskets), and would chose choose the most visible targets. As a consequence, after the Battle of Bunker Hill and the Battle of New Orleans, certain British regiments were under the command of the senior ''private''.
1st Jan '17 9:36:38 PM eowynjedi
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* In one two-parter of ''Series/BarneyMiller'', Barney is suspended for trying to negotiate with tenants of a condemned hotel rather than using force to remove them. This leaves laid-back Nick Yemana in charge, and his immediate reaction? "[[OhCrap Oh my God.]]" (Nick's tenure as acting-captain was limited to calling it a day immediately after his elevation and wearing a suit jacket to work--the department sent an interim officer the next day.)
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