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05:16:43 PM Nov 28th 2016
Is the Caligula necessarily incompetent? They could be totally batshit insane and STILL be an effective leader. Or maybe they're a Chaotic Evil overlord who enjoys causing mass destruction and genocide For the Evulz.
04:58:06 PM Nov 14th 2013
Does the page quote seem a bit vague to anyone else? Especially since there are many better ones to choose from on the quotes page, IMHO. Personally I'd go with Joffrey's "Everyone is mine to torment!", it's short and demonstrates the trope perfectly.
10:39:40 AM Nov 15th 2013
Page quotes are discussed in this thread. Feel free to take your suggestion there.
12:34:39 PM Oct 30th 2012
edited by IronLion
Why does this come below the prince-level tropes in the authority hierarchy? At face value it's a king-level trope, but the description says that it can apply to anyone in a position of authority, so maybe it shouldn't be a part of the hierarchy at all.
12:24:12 PM Sep 14th 2012
The Wrestling examples show this is being defined to loosely, Mc Mahan and Bisoff are Tyrants but not Insane.
04:54:57 PM Oct 12th 2011
Shouldn't this article have a picture of Caligula at the top? The article is named after him, after all
11:16:26 AM Dec 6th 2011
Probably, although not necesarily. It just seems a bit like Did Not Do The Research when the picture's obviously of Nero. There should be some appropriate pics somewhere - from the film, or I, Claudius, for example.
06:55:47 PM Sep 24th 2011
I always figured that anyone left in a position of unquestioned leadership for too long would go this way. For example, if Tony Blair had been in government as long as Mugabe, he'd be trying every trick in the book to hang on to power of a by now crapsack country...
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