These Tropes Have Been Promoted
Tropes about characters getting rank increases.
- Almighty Janitor: Averted Trope. You don't need promotion or high rank to be Badass.
- Asskicking Equals Authority: If you are Badass, people promote you.
- Awesome Moment of Crowning: Story ends with character being crowned ruler of the land they just saved.
- Declining Promotion: Character gets offered a promotion, but turns it down.
- The Dilbert Principle: Incompetent characters are promoted first.
- Field Promotion: Character receives a promotion by order of a superior without going through committee.
- Kicked Upstairs: Promoting someone into an unimportant post.
- Klingon Promotion: Kill your superior and get his job.
- Limited Advancement Opportunities: Characters that should be promoted but aren't, because it would break up the cast.
- Nepotism: Easy promotion due to close ties with whoever's in charge.
- Non-Promotion: More authority and responsibility without the perks.
- Passed Over Promotion: Averted trope, in which a much hoped-for promotion is not given.
- The Peter Principle: A character's promotion is based on skills that aren't needed, making them incompetent at their job.
- Promoted to Scapegoat: An unqualified character is put into a high position as part of a scheme.
- Promotion Not Punishment: Character is promoted for their transgressions instead of punished.
- Rank Up: Character is promoted in-show.
- Redemption Promotion: After turning good, previously incompetent bad guys become good at their jobs.
- Tyrant Takes the Helm: Sometimes, at least, when the new boss was already part of the setup.
- Up Through the Ranks: Veteran enlisted soldier becomes an officer.
- You Are in Command Now: Character underranked for a position ends up with it because his superiors are unavailable (usually by being dead).