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13th Jan '18 3:42:42 PM BeeKirbysNewComputer
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* The Black Baron (stop starin') from ''VideoGame/MadWorld''.
1st Jan '18 3:27:05 PM nombretomado
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Khan was the title of the ruler among various nomadic peoples of the Central Asian Steppes. Since these peoples had occasional habit of launching wars of conquest against their agrarian neighbors, people with "khan" next to their name became objects of much fear. See, for example, GenghisKhan.

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Khan was the title of the ruler among various nomadic peoples of the Central Asian Steppes. Since these peoples had occasional habit of launching wars of conquest against their agrarian neighbors, people with "khan" next to their name became objects of much fear. See, for example, GenghisKhan.UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan.
3rd Dec '17 5:14:14 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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The title "Führer" (leader, guide) has been taken out of the German lexicon[[labelnote:*]] Except for such constructions as ''Reiseführer'' (meaning, roughly "travel guidebook."[[/labelnote]] due to... [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler you know who]]. No self-respecting German leader would dare allow the word to be applied to them these days. Any title that would have used the word prior to 1946 now uses the word ''Leiter'' in its place. A character with this title in any modern work is almost certainly a Nazi.

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The title "Führer" (leader, guide) has been taken out of the German lexicon[[labelnote:*]] Except for such constructions as ''Reiseführer'' (meaning, roughly "travel guidebook."[[/labelnote]] due to... [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler you know who]]. No self-respecting German leader would dare allow the word to be applied to them these days. Any title that would have used the word prior to 1946 now uses the word ''Leiter'' in its place. A character with this title in any modern work is almost certainly a Nazi.



* There are also Italian and /Spanish equivalents, the Duce and the Caudillo, used by Hitler's fellow travelers Mussolini and Franco.

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* There are also Italian and /Spanish Spanish equivalents, the Duce and the Caudillo, respectively used by Hitler's fellow travelers fascists Mussolini and Franco.
30th Nov '17 2:50:36 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* The Hungarian countess Elizabeth Báthory was an infamous SerialKiller.

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* The Hungarian countess Countess Elizabeth Báthory was an infamous SerialKiller.SerialKiller in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century UsefulNotes/{{Hungary}}.
30th Nov '17 2:49:44 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* The Hungarian countess Elizabeth Báthory was an infamous SerialKiller.
17th Sep '17 10:18:28 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Music/DavidBowie's "Thin White Duke" persona, from his album ''Music/StationToStation'', was a cold, inhuman NaziNobleman and the darkest of Bowie's alter egos.

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* Music/DavidBowie's "Thin White Duke" persona, from his album ''Music/StationToStation'', was a cold, inhuman NaziNobleman and the darkest most sinister of Bowie's alter egos.



* ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'': General Grievous.

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* ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'': ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' has General Grievous.Grievous, and ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' has General Hux.
23rd Aug '17 9:52:18 AM GrammarNavi
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Also has a particularly nasty history associated with it, particularly if [[ThePoliticalOfficer preceded by the modifiers 'Political,' 'Military,' or (especially) 'People's']]. In the SovietUnion during [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII The Great Patriotic War]] the Commisars were the ones authorized to order the killings of Soviet troops who retreated, deserted or in ways "sabotaged" the Soviet war effort.

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Also has a particularly nasty history associated with it, particularly if [[ThePoliticalOfficer preceded by the modifiers 'Political,' 'Military,' or (especially) 'People's']]. In the SovietUnion [[UsefulNotes/SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn Soviet Union]] during [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII The Great Patriotic War]] the Commisars were the ones authorized to order the killings of Soviet troops who retreated, deserted or in ways "sabotaged" the Soviet war effort.
21st Aug '17 11:13:45 AM SeptimusHeap
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* [[Literature/XWingSeries Baron Soontir Fel]] of the ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' is a borderline case. He serves the Empire, and from his last name you'd expect him to fall from grace--indeed, it's not clear for a while [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor where his loyalties lie]]. He [[DefectorFromDecadence defects from the Empire]], partly out of disgust about what Ysanne Isard and s have turned the Empire into, and joins the Rogues, but there are various hints that he may or may not turn again. After the comics [[NoEnding didn't end]], he vanished, captured by Isard... and, as it turns out in the HandOfThrawn duology, captured because Grand Admiral Thrawn wanted him (though it wasn't revealed exactly what Thrawn gave Isard in return, since she ''really'' wanted to kill Fel for his defection). Thrawn showed him ''something'', implied but never stated to be the [[Literature/NewJediOrder oncoming Vong invasion]], and Fel joined Thrawn's Empire, which wasn't part of Palpatine's Empire at all. Ultimately Fel is one of the good guys, just not the kind to wear New Republic colors.

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* [[Literature/XWingSeries Baron Soontir Fel]] of the ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' is a borderline case. He serves the Empire, and from his last name you'd expect him to fall from grace--indeed, it's not clear for a while [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor where his loyalties lie]]. He [[DefectorFromDecadence defects from the Empire]], partly out of disgust about what Ysanne Isard and s have turned the Empire into, and joins the Rogues, but there are various hints that he may or may not turn again. After the comics [[NoEnding didn't end]], he vanished, captured by Isard... and, as it turns out in the HandOfThrawn ''Literature/HandOfThrawn'' duology, captured because Grand Admiral Thrawn wanted him (though it wasn't revealed exactly what Thrawn gave Isard in return, since she ''really'' wanted to kill Fel for his defection). Thrawn showed him ''something'', implied but never stated to be the [[Literature/NewJediOrder oncoming Vong invasion]], and Fel joined Thrawn's Empire, which wasn't part of Palpatine's Empire at all. Ultimately Fel is one of the good guys, just not the kind to wear New Republic colors.
1st Aug '17 5:23:05 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Doctor Victor von {{Frankenstein}}. However, in the [[Literature/{{Frankenstein}} original novel]] it is plain Victor Frankenstein, as he made the monster while a student and never got his doctorate.

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* Doctor Victor von {{Frankenstein}}.Literature/{{Frankenstein}}. However, in the [[Literature/{{Frankenstein}} original novel]] it is plain Victor Frankenstein, as he made the monster while a student and never got his doctorate.
9th Jul '17 10:40:42 AM nombretomado
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Also has a particularly nasty history associated with it, particularly if [[ThePoliticalOfficer preceded by the modifiers 'Political,' 'Military,' or (especially) 'People's']]. In the SovietUnion during [[WorldWarTwo The Great Patriotic War]] the Commisars were the ones authorized to order the killings of Soviet troops who retreated, deserted or in ways "sabotaged" the Soviet war effort.

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Also has a particularly nasty history associated with it, particularly if [[ThePoliticalOfficer preceded by the modifiers 'Political,' 'Military,' or (especially) 'People's']]. In the SovietUnion during [[WorldWarTwo [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII The Great Patriotic War]] the Commisars were the ones authorized to order the killings of Soviet troops who retreated, deserted or in ways "sabotaged" the Soviet war effort.



* Stalin too took on this title during WorldWarTwo.

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* Stalin too took on this title during WorldWarTwo.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
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