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* [[TheCaptain Sulov Koskium]] of the Roleplay/{{BZPRPG}} is a father to his squadron.


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* [[TheCaptain Sulov Koskium]] of the ''Roleplay/{{BZPRPG}}'' is a father to his squadron.
* Despite her fierce personality, Nadine from ''Roleplay/DawnOfANewAgeOldportBlues'' has a deeply emotional core that leads her to protect and nurture those who are like her, which is why her GangOfBullies are so loyal to her.
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* Lt. Clifford in ''Film/TheOddAngryShot'' doesn't get a lot of screen time, but what he does get shows him to be this kind of officer: especially the scene at Vũng Tàu where he saves his men from being placed on charges and puts a [[SoldiersAtTheRear REMF sergeant-major]] in his place.


This character generally cultivates a [[TeamDad father-figure]] (or [[TeamMom mother-figure]]) atmosphere. They are a source of morale, discipline and stability. Usually this is through a gentle reasoning tone, but sometimes their a more strict (read harsh) father/mother figure. In this instance expect a [[NewMeat new soldier]] transferred to the unit to hate them. However, also expect one of their older veterans to take them aside and tell a nice PetTheDog story about the commanding officer. Sometimes all their soldiers are new; this will result in hatred until the soldiers accomplish (or survive) a difficult challenge. Then, they will realize that they would have died or failed without their strict training.

They are often utilized more as a device ''after'' they has left the scene, as an idealized counterbalance to the [[TheNeidermeyer incompetent]] who succeeds them. This is probably because they’re far more effective as a saint, and it'd be hard to maintain such an image when he's actually coordinating operations, especially cursed with HollywoodTactics like they are. Indeed, an officer who learns YouAreInCommandNow may find their troops are LosingTheTeamSpirit over this commander's death--though they can issue a RousingSpeech reminding them that the dead commander would be SoProudOfYou if they soldier on.

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This character generally cultivates a [[TeamDad father-figure]] (or [[TeamMom mother-figure]]) atmosphere. They are a source of morale, discipline and stability. Usually this is through a gentle reasoning tone, but sometimes their they're a more strict (read (read: harsh) father/mother figure. In this instance instance, expect a [[NewMeat new soldier]] transferred to the unit to hate them. However, also expect one of their older veterans to take them aside and tell a nice PetTheDog story about the commanding officer. Sometimes all their soldiers are new; this will result in hatred until the soldiers accomplish (or survive) a difficult challenge. Then, they will realize that they would have died or failed without their strict training.

They are often utilized more as a device ''after'' they has have left the scene, as an idealized counterbalance to the [[TheNeidermeyer incompetent]] who succeeds them. This is probably because they’re far more effective as a saint, and it'd be hard to maintain such an image when he's actually coordinating operations, especially cursed with HollywoodTactics like they are. Indeed, an officer who learns YouAreInCommandNow may find their troops are LosingTheTeamSpirit over this commander's death--though they can issue a RousingSpeech reminding them that the dead commander would be SoProudOfYou if they soldier on.



Other times they’re a character who gets called in to deliver an Aesop after the soldiers mess up. Or they might be a mostly off screen character who gives the main characters [[SoProudOfYou a reason to try and do better]], and to be embarrassed when they make a stupid mistake.

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Other times times, they’re a character who gets called in to deliver an Aesop after the soldiers mess up. Or they might be a mostly off screen character who gives the main characters [[SoProudOfYou a reason to try and do better]], and to be embarrassed when they make a stupid mistake.

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* ''Webcomic/CrimsonKnights'': [[spoiler:Once he becomes Grandmaster]], Mot becomes very caring of his warriors, going so far as to fly into a massive rant about Itham's values when he is insulted by his step-mother.


* You'd expect a character with a name like [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Deathsaurus]] would be hell to work for... except he's not. In ''ComicBook/TheTransformersIDW'', a setting where almost all of the Decepticon leaders ([[GrayAndGreyMorality and a fair number of Autobots]]) are {{Bad Boss}}es of terrifying calibers, Deathsaurus actually broke from the main Decepticon ranks because none of them cared about the state of the common soldier, like the ones in his division. He goes on to fight [[TheDreaded Tarn]], leader of the Decepticon Justice Division, to try and preserve the lives of his soldiers when the DJD shows up on his ship. He even refuses a very generous offer on the part of Tarn to have his name removed from the DJD's target list unless all of his subordinates are also removed from that list. When Tarn offers to join forces with him, Deathsaurus instead puts Tarn through a SecretTestOfCharacter to see if Tarn is willing to sacrifice his subordinates--and upon finding that Tarn is unwilling to throw away the lives of his team, Deathsaurus commends him and readily agrees to the alliance.

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* You'd expect a character with a name like [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Deathsaurus]] would be hell to work for... except he's not. In ''ComicBook/TheTransformersIDW'', a setting where almost all of the Decepticon leaders ([[GrayAndGreyMorality and a fair number of Autobots]]) are {{Bad Boss}}es of terrifying calibers, Deathsaurus actually broke from the main Decepticon ranks because none of them cared about the state of the common soldier, like the ones in his division. He goes on to fight [[TheDreaded Tarn]], leader of the Decepticon Justice Division, to try and preserve the lives of his soldiers when the DJD shows up on his ship. He even refuses a very generous offer on the part of Tarn to have his name removed from the DJD's target list unless all of his subordinates are also removed from that list. When Tarn offers to join forces with him, Deathsaurus instead puts Tarn through a SecretTestOfCharacter to see if Tarn is willing to sacrifice his subordinates--and upon finding that Tarn is unwilling to throw away the lives of his team, Deathsaurus commends him and readily agrees to the alliance. [[spoiler: And once Tarn has a VillainousBreakdown and starts attacking his underlings, Deathsaurus immediately rounds up his troops and pulls a mass ScrewThisImOuttaHere.]]


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* ''Fanfic/JuniorOfficers'': This element of Captain Barnacles' character is further developed in this fanfic, which is most strongly demonstrated by his interactions with Shellington and Deborah ([[OOCIsSeriousBusiness barring a certain incident in]] [[Recap/JuniorOfficersS1E21EvenTheBestFallDownSometimes "Even the Best Fall Down Sometimes"]]) during the Kelp Forest arc.



* Boss Wolf from ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2''.

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* ''Webcomic/IDontWantThisKindOfHero'': Escorts Naga from school when he's afraid of Knife targeting him; is an actual ParentalSubstitute to Guineung; makes it clear that even if her subordinates screw up (outside of trivial stuff, anyway), Dana will take responsibility as their superior so they don't need to worry; comforts Raptor after [[spoiler: Young Jeong's death...]] Temper aside, Dana is a great boss to work for.

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* ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'': In Alexs' own words, back when he was evil, he treated his Mooks with respect and referred to them as 'bodyguards' rather than 'underlings' or any similar word.


Villainous examples that are CompleteMonster[=s=] can '''never''' be this trope, as they do not care about anyone except themselves and will happily dispose of their allies when they [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness no longer serve any use to them]]. Even if they show a sort of compassion to them, it's entirely a facade or because they have interests behind them (i.e. [[Franchise/StarWars Emperor Palpatine only caring for Darth Vader since he enforces his Sith rule]]).

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Villainous examples that are CompleteMonster[=s=] can '''never''' be this trope, as they do not care about anyone except themselves and will happily dispose of their allies when they [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness no longer serve any use to them]]. Even if they show a sort of compassion to them, it's entirely a facade or it's because they have self-serving interests behind them the supposed compassion (i.e. [[Franchise/StarWars Emperor Palpatine only caring for Darth Vader since he enforces his Sith rule]]).

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Villainous examples that are CompleteMonster[=s=] can '''never''' be this trope, as they do not care about anyone except themselves and will happily dispose of their allies when they [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness no longer serve any use to them]]. Even if they show a sort of compassion to them, it's entirely a facade or because they have interests behind them (i.e. [[Franchise/StarWars Emperor Palpatine only caring for Darth Vader since he enforces his Sith rule]]).


* ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'': Optimus Prime. Several versions, anyway.

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* ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'': Optimus Prime. Several versions, anyway.Whenever he isn't depicted as suffering from the TheChainsOfCommanding.



** Believe it or not, ''Megatron'' is actually this in quite a few versions, albeit a gruff aloof one. Like in the below quote. [[note]]The Core. Transformers Generation One.[[/note]]
-->'''Megatron''' "I do this only for the welfare of my Decepticons. It grieves me that you should profit from it."

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** Believe it or not, ''Megatron'' is actually this in quite a few versions, albeit a gruff aloof one. Like in the below quote. [[note]]The Core. Transformers Generation One.[[/note]]
-->'''Megatron''' "I do this only for the welfare of my Decepticons. It grieves me that you should profit from it."

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** Mala, who was the warden of Reformation Island in the [[ComicBook/WonderWoman1942 Golden Age]] is beloved and looked up to by her coworkers and many of the prisoners alike, who find that her considerate and compassionate approach to her job have made her like family.


* Lelouch in ''Fanfic/{{Dauntless}}'' treats all of his men like family, such as reminding his villa guards that their duty is to protect ''everyone'' on the property. In return they show him UndyingLoyalty, his old squad going so far as to go [=AWOL=] when Lelouch is injured, not knowing that he'd requested them so they couldn't be court martialed for it.

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* Lelouch in ''Fanfic/{{Dauntless}}'' ''Fanfic/DauntlessAlloraGale'' treats all of his men like family, such as reminding his villa guards that their duty is to protect ''everyone'' on the property. In return they show him UndyingLoyalty, his old squad going so far as to go [=AWOL=] when Lelouch is injured, not knowing that he'd requested them so they couldn't be court martialed for it.

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