11:08:53 PM Oct 12th 2016
The page bans Real Life Examples, but there is an example (approximately) from real life that fits: Hitler. While not directly elected, he did take office through a democratic process; he was appointed as chancellor by the elected leader (President Hindenburg). He then managed to get the elected Parliament to pass a bill giving his cabinet absolute authority, turning himself into a dictator.
06:08:01 PM Dec 8th 2015
Guys, don't get me wrong, I like the page image, but I think that this works alot better. https://images.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fimages.starpulse.com%2Fpictures%2F2015%2F06%2F18%2Fpreviews%2FDonald%2520Trump-20150618-80.jpg&f=1
11:15:54 PM Dec 8th 2015
That doesn't look like this trope at all. Also, Real Life examples are a bad idea.
09:31:38 PM Aug 10th 2010
The examples are full of unmarked spoilers. Somebody save us please!