The Man Behind the Man
controls a real leader behind the scenes. But sometimes, that leader puts someone in front of them to avoid the limelight and long daggers.
A Decoy President
(Needs a Better Name
) takes the place of a leader and impersonates them. Often, the real leader feeds them instructions via audio device, hand signals, or other means so they can conduct meaninguful policy. Usually the decoy is willing to die for the leader. If the decoy looks nothing like the leader (or the leader is good at disguise and She Cleans Up Nicely
) she'll likely enjoy going about with the common folk.