->''For I too am a person subject to authority, with soldiers subject to me. And I say to one, 'Go,' and he goes; and to another, 'Come here,' and he comes; and to my slave, 'Do this,' and he does it.''\\
-- '''A Roman Centurion''' to '''Jesus''', ''[[Literature/TheBible Luke 7:8]]''

Tropes about the different effects and displays of authority and obedience.

[floatboxright: See also:
+ BadassInCharge
+ EvilOverlordList
+ RoyaltyAndNobilityTropes
+ PoliticsTropes
+ TheseTropesHaveBeenPromoted]

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[[folder:Tropes about authority in general:]]
[[index]]
* ZeroPercentApprovalRating
* TheAllegedBoss
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking
* AuthorityInNameOnly
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority
* BadassInCharge
* BavarianFireDrill
* CaptainSmoothAndSergeantRough
* TheChainsOfCommanding
* ChallengingTheChief
* ClipboardOfAuthority
* ColorCodedPatrician
* CoolPeopleRebelAgainstAuthority
* CorporalPunishment
* DelegationRelay
* ErmineCapeEffect
* FisherKing
* ForgotICouldChangeTheRules
* GradeSchoolCEO
* HumansAreLeaders
* IgnoredEnamoredUnderling
* InItsHourOfNeed
* KingOnHisDeathbed
* LargeAndInCharge
* TheLeader
* LeaderFormsTheHead
* PhysicalFitnessPunishment
* PleaseSpareHimMyLiege
* RecliningReigner
* RiskingTheKing
* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem
* ShamCeremony
* SlidingScaleOfLeadershipResponsibility
* StaffOfAuthority
* StillTheLeader
* SupportingLeader
* SwordOfDamocles
* TeenageWasteland
* UnderNewManagement
* YoungAndInCharge
* YouRebelScum
[[/folder]]

'''Leader Characters of:'''

[[folder:Any kind of Institution:]]
* BadassBureaucrat
* BenevolentBoss
* BenevolentMageRuler
* BigBad
* BigGood
* {{Cincinnatus}}
* TheCommissionerGordon
* CorruptBureaucrat
* CorruptPolitician
* EvilOverlord
** SorcerousOverlord
* EmperorScientist
* TheGeneralissimo
* GoGetterGirl
* HeadInTheSandManagement
* TheHero
* IronLady
* TheMan
* MisterBig
* ObstructiveBureaucrat
* PermanentElectedOfficial
* ThePhilosopherKing
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* ReluctantRuler
* ShadowDictator
* TyrantTakesTheHelm
** BaitAndSwitchTyrant
* UnfitForGreatness
* VastBureaucracy
[[/folder]]

[[folder:An Apartment:]]
* {{Landlord}}
[[/folder]]

[[folder:A Company:]]
* ArmyOfLawyers
* CorruptCorporateExecutive
* HonestCorporateExecutive
[[/folder]]

[[folder:A Monarchy:]]
* AdiposeRex
* TheCaligula
* AChildShallLeadThem
* CourtMage
* TheEmperor
* EvilChancellor
* TheCreon
* FounderOfTheKingdom
* TheGoodChancellor
* TheGoodKing
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen
** TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask
** SheIsTheKing
* JustTheFirstCitizen
* KingOfTheHomeless
* PrincessesRule
* PuppetKing
* RegentForLife
* RoyalWe
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Royalty Non-character tropes:]]
* AwesomeMomentOfCrowning
* OfferedTheCrown
* RoyallyScrewedUp
[[/folder]]

[[folder:And Love...]]
* BodyguardCrush
* LadyAndKnight
* PsychoSupporter
* RulingCouple
* SubordinateExcuse
* UnequalPairing
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Military:]]
* TheBrigadier
* TheCaptain
* ColonelBadass
* CommandingCoolness
* DrillSergeantNasty
* AFatherToHisMen
* FourStarBadass
* FrontlineGeneral
* GeneralRipper
* MajorlyAwesome
* TheNeidermeyer
* OfficerAndAGentleman
* SergeantRock
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Military Non-character tropes:]]

* FieldPromotion
* TheMutiny
** AntiMutiny
* YouAreInCommandNow
* TimeToStepUpCommander
[[/folder]]

[[folder:School:]]
* DeanBitterman
* SaveOurStudents
* SchoolTeachers
** ApatheticTeacher
** CoolTeacher
*** BadassTeacher
*** PsychologistTeacher
** EvilTeacher
** FiredTeacher
** HippieTeacher
** HotLibrarian
** MisplacedKindergartenTeacher
** NonGivingUpSchoolGuy
** PoliticallyMotivatedTeacher
** SadistTeacher
** ScaryLibrarian
** {{Schoolmarm}}
** SternTeacher
[[/folder]]

[[folder:A Town:]]
* IOwnThisTown
* UltimateAuthorityMayor
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Underlings:]]
* IControlMyMinionsThrough
* ThePawnsGoFirst
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Others:]]
* BreakingOutTheBoss
* BringThemAround
* DitchTheBodyguards
* DoctorsOrders
* GovernmentInExile
* HeroicTeamRevolt
* HighPriest
* InsectQueen
* LoyalToThePosition
* MyCountryRightOrWrong
* MyMasterRightOrWrong
* NoBadassToHisValet
* NoHeroToHisValet
* TheDragon
* EvilMinions
* FacelessGoons
* FeudalOverlord
* KingOfBeasts
* TheLastDJ
* MightMakesRight
* {{Mooks}}
** EliteMooks
** MookLieutenant
** MechaMooks
* MistressAndServantBoy
* TheNecrocracy
* RebelLeader
* RebelliousRebel
* SupernaturalElite
* VampireMonarch
* WardensAreEvil
[[/folder]]
[[/index]]

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