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* On the ''LetsPlay/DreamSMP'', George was named king of the Greater Dream SMP after Dream dethroned Eret for choosing to aid the Pogtopians during the [[CivilWar war against Manberg]]. The fact that George didn't even know that there was a war and [[AbsenteeActor spent almost the whole time building a house]] says all you need to know.


** In ''Literature/{{Night Watch|Discworld}}'', Vimes remembers Captain Tilden, the first captain he had after joining the City Watch, as this, though he didn't realise it at the time. When he travels back in time, Vimes ends up under Tilden's command again (under a false name) alongside his younger self. When Tilden is abruptly relieved of command and replaced, the younger version of Vimes is outraged and says that Tilden was a good captain, while the older, wiser Vimes thinks Tilden was a good man who was horribly out of place at the job of policing and ''way'' behind the times, and it was better for Tilden that he was relieved and out of the picture considering the nasty FullCircleRevolution that was about to happen.
** In ''Literature/SmallGods'', the Cenobiarch is the senile figurehead of the Omnian church, doing nothing except nodding while his senior chaplain conducts services and blessing anyone who comes near him. He has no involvement whatsoever with the inner workings of the church, which largely consist of brutally torturing and killing heretics.

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** In ''Literature/{{Night Watch|Discworld}}'', Vimes remembers Captain Tilden, the first captain he had after joining the City Watch, as this, though he didn't realise it at the time. When he travels back in time, Vimes ends up under Tilden's command again (under a false name) alongside his younger self. When Tilden is abruptly relieved of command and replaced, the younger version of Vimes is outraged and says that Tilden was a good captain, while the older, wiser Vimes thinks that Tilden was a good man who was horribly out of place at the job of policing and ''way'' behind the times, and it was better for Tilden that he was relieved and out of the picture considering the nasty FullCircleRevolution that was about to happen.
** In ''Literature/SmallGods'', the Cenobiarch is the senile figurehead of the Omnian church, doing nothing except nodding while his senior chaplain conducts services and blessing anyone who comes near him. He has no involvement whatsoever with the inner workings of the church, which largely consist of brutally torturing and killing heretics.heretics and going to war with every nation thatís close enough to fight.

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* ''ComicBook/TheFlash'': Downplayed as the company wasn't evil, but after becoming CEO of Quickstart Enterprises, Jesse Chambers/Jesse Quick does ''not'' do a good job running things (in her defence, she was ''22'' when she became full CEO, and was ''still getting her degree''). Any time she was shown working, the company was on the verge of some kind of financial collapse, they were frequently on the verge of being bought out, and generally an excuse for any time she missed a team-up was she was busy with the company's latest crisis. At one point, she invested their stock into a company only for it to turn out to be a dummy corp set up by Blacksmith and they froze all their accounts after the merger, which kept Jesse out of commission while she dealt with it. After Zoom she left the company and was ''much'' happier.


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* Princess Jasmine's father the Sultan in ''WesternAnimation/{{Aladdin}}'' is a kind man and devoted father, but [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter completely blind]] to how evil [[TheGrandVizier Jafar]] really is and never even suspects that Jafar is plotting against him. The animated series continued this by portraying him as well meaning but completely out of touch.
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* Princess Jasmine's father the Sultan in ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' is a kind man and devoted father, but [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter completely blind]] to how evil [[TheGrandVizier Jafar]] really is and never even suspects that Jafar is plotting against him. The animated series continued this by portraying him as well meaning but completely out of touch.



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* Many, ''many'' examples on Website/NotAlwaysWorking. For example:
** One story tells of a video game store boss who discontinued the store's biggest draw (customers being allowed to play the games before they bought them) because he didn't want parents dropping off their children while they shopped. After this costs them half their business, he fires half the staff and discontinues the weekly game tournaments which another employee points out brings in more money than any other day. He also discontinues new game sales and trade-ins and holds off on ordering new parts for old console repairs. Since the story's submitter relies on commission for older console repairs, he quits since he isn't receiving a paycheck. He also notes that the store went out of business a few weeks later.



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* Many, ''many'' examples on Website/NotAlwaysWorking. For example:
** One story tells of a video game store boss who discontinued the store's biggest draw (customers being allowed to play the games before they bought them) because he didn't want parents dropping off their children while they shopped. After this costs them half their business, he fires half the staff and discontinues the weekly game tournaments which another employee points out brings in more money than any other day. He also discontinues new game sales and trade-ins and holds off on ordering new parts for old console repairs. Since the story's submitter relies on commission for older console repairs, he quits since he isn't receiving a paycheck. He also notes that the store went out of business a few weeks later.

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* Many, ''many'' examples on Website/NotAlwaysWorking. For example:
** One story tells of a video game store boss who discontinued the store's biggest draw (customers being allowed to play the games before they bought them) because he didn't want parents dropping off their children while they shopped. After this costs them half their business, he fires half the staff and discontinues the weekly game tournaments which another employee points out brings in more money than any other day. He also discontinues new game sales and trade-ins and holds off on ordering new parts for old console repairs. Since the story's submitter relies on commission for older console repairs, he quits since he isn't receiving a paycheck. He also notes that the store went out of business a few weeks later.

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** In ''Discworld/NightWatch'', Vimes remembers Captain Tilden, the first captain he had after joining the City Watch, as this, though he didn't realise it at the time. When he travels back in time, Vimes ends up under Tilden's command again (under a false name) alongside his younger self. When Tilden is abruptly relieved of command and replaced, the younger version of Vimes is outraged and says that Tilden was a good captain, while the older, wiser Vimes thinks Tilden was a good man who was horribly out of place at the job of policing and ''way'' behind the times, and it was better for Tilden that he was relieved and out of the picture considering the nasty FullCircleRevolution that was about to happen.
** In ''Discworld/SmallGods'', the Cenobiarch is the senile figurehead of the Omnian church, doing nothing except nodding while his senior chaplain conducts services and blessing anyone who comes near him. He has no involvement whatsoever with the inner workings of the church, which largely consist of brutally torturing and killing heretics.

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** In ''Discworld/NightWatch'', ''Literature/{{Night Watch|Discworld}}'', Vimes remembers Captain Tilden, the first captain he had after joining the City Watch, as this, though he didn't realise it at the time. When he travels back in time, Vimes ends up under Tilden's command again (under a false name) alongside his younger self. When Tilden is abruptly relieved of command and replaced, the younger version of Vimes is outraged and says that Tilden was a good captain, while the older, wiser Vimes thinks Tilden was a good man who was horribly out of place at the job of policing and ''way'' behind the times, and it was better for Tilden that he was relieved and out of the picture considering the nasty FullCircleRevolution that was about to happen.
** In ''Discworld/SmallGods'', ''Literature/SmallGods'', the Cenobiarch is the senile figurehead of the Omnian church, doing nothing except nodding while his senior chaplain conducts services and blessing anyone who comes near him. He has no involvement whatsoever with the inner workings of the church, which largely consist of brutally torturing and killing heretics.


* When Franchise/{{Tintin}} first meets Captain Haddock, he's a drunken wreck who has no idea his ship is being used to smuggle opium by his first mate Allan.

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* When Franchise/{{Tintin}} first meets Captain Haddock, he's a drunken wreck who has no idea his ship is being used to smuggle opium by his first mate Allan. In later stories as Tintin's companion, his skill as a mariner shines through.


** In ''Discworld/SmallGods,'', the Cenobiarch is the senile figurehead of the Omnian church, doing nothing except nodding while his senior chaplain conducts services and blessing anyone who comes near him. He has no involvement whatsoever with the inner workings of the church, which largely consist of brutally torturing and killing heretics.

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** In ''Discworld/SmallGods,'', ''Discworld/SmallGods'', the Cenobiarch is the senile figurehead of the Omnian church, doing nothing except nodding while his senior chaplain conducts services and blessing anyone who comes near him. He has no involvement whatsoever with the inner workings of the church, which largely consist of brutally torturing and killing heretics.


* Subverted with the Chairman of Omni Consumer Products in the ''Franchise/RoboCop'' series. For most of his appearances, he comes across as a doddering relic who is being kept on as CEO by a cadre of sharp and ambitious vice-presidents. Then in the first ''Film/RoboCop1987'' movie, he gets taken hostage by BigBad President Jones, who has programmed the OCP prototype not to act against OCP officers. The Chairman [[LetsGetDangerous neatly negates that immunity by declaring]], [[spoiler:"Dick, you're ''fired''!"]] In the [[Film/RoboCop2 second movie]], the [=OCP=] Chairman continues to play the clueless [=CEO=] while being seduced by Doctor Faxx, [[spoiler:mere moments after giving the green light to his minions to throw her to the media wolves]]. It's ultimately left ambiguous whether the Chairman is a GeniusDitz or ManipulativeBastard who purposely tries to make people think he is this trope.

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* Subverted with the Chairman of Omni Consumer Products in the ''Franchise/RoboCop'' series. For most of his appearances, he comes across as a doddering relic who is being kept on as CEO by a cadre of sharp and ambitious vice-presidents. Then in the first ''Film/RoboCop1987'' movie, he gets taken hostage by BigBad President Jones, who has programmed the OCP prototype not to act against OCP officers. The officers (at least not directly). As soon as [=RoboCop=] says so, the Chairman [[LetsGetDangerous neatly negates that immunity by declaring]], [[spoiler:"Dick, you're ''fired''!"]] In the [[Film/RoboCop2 second movie]], the [=OCP=] Chairman continues to play the clueless [=CEO=] while being seduced by Doctor Faxx, [[spoiler:mere moments after giving the green light to his minions to throw her to the media wolves]]. It's ultimately left ambiguous whether the Chairman is a GeniusDitz or ManipulativeBastard who purposely tries to make people think he is this trope.


* Subverted with the Chairman of Omni Consumer Products in the ''Franchise/RoboCop'' series. For most of his appearances, he comes across as a doddering relic who is being kept on as CEO by a cadre of sharp and ambitious vice-presidents. Then in the first ''Film/RoboCop1987'' movie, he gets taken hostage by BigBad President Jones, who has programmed immunity into the OCP prototype. The Chairman [[LetsGetDangerous neatly negates that immunity by declaring]], [[spoiler:"Dick, you're ''fired''!]] In the [[Film/RoboCop2 second movie]], the [=OCP=] Chairman continues to play the clueless [=CEO=] while being seduced by Doctor Faxx, [[spoiler:mere moments after giving the green light to his minions to throw her to the media wolves]]. It's ultimately left ambiguous whether the Chairman is a GeniusDitz or ManipulativeBastard who purposely tries to make people think he is this trope.

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* Subverted with the Chairman of Omni Consumer Products in the ''Franchise/RoboCop'' series. For most of his appearances, he comes across as a doddering relic who is being kept on as CEO by a cadre of sharp and ambitious vice-presidents. Then in the first ''Film/RoboCop1987'' movie, he gets taken hostage by BigBad President Jones, who has programmed immunity into the OCP prototype. prototype not to act against OCP officers. The Chairman [[LetsGetDangerous neatly negates that immunity by declaring]], [[spoiler:"Dick, you're ''fired''!]] ''fired''!"]] In the [[Film/RoboCop2 second movie]], the [=OCP=] Chairman continues to play the clueless [=CEO=] while being seduced by Doctor Faxx, [[spoiler:mere moments after giving the green light to his minions to throw her to the media wolves]]. It's ultimately left ambiguous whether the Chairman is a GeniusDitz or ManipulativeBastard who purposely tries to make people think he is this trope.


* King Théoden is this at first in ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'', kept ignorant and feeble by EvilChancellor Gríma Wormtongue.

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* King Théoden is this at first in ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'', ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', kept ignorant and feeble by EvilChancellor Gríma Wormtongue.


* Princess Jasmine's father in ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' is a kind man and devoted father but completely blind to how evil Jafar really is and never even suspects that Jafar is plotting against him. The animated series continued this by portraying him as well meaning but completely out of touch.

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* Princess Jasmine's father the Sultan in ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' is a kind man and devoted father father, but [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter completely blind blind]] to how evil Jafar [[TheGrandVizier Jafar]] really is and never even suspects that Jafar is plotting against him. The animated series continued this by portraying him as well meaning but completely out of touch.


* An arc of ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' featured a legendary OldSoldier Klingon warrior leading a contingent of Klingon ships against the Dominion... and doing really, really badly because he was secretly half senile and during the battle came to believe that he was fighting against TheFederation from [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries the Original Series]] and ''Captain Kirk''!

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* An arc of ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' featured a legendary OldSoldier Klingon warrior warrior, Kor, leading a contingent of Klingon ships against the Dominion... and doing really, really badly because he was secretly half senile and during the battle came to believe that he was fighting against TheFederation from [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries the Original Series]] and ''Captain Kirk''!Kirk''! Worth noting, the character (and actor) first appeared on the TOS episode ''Errand of Mercy''.


** In ''Discworld/NightWatch'', when Commander Vimes goes back in time he realizes that Captain Tilden, the first captain he had after joining the City Watch, was this. When Tilden is abruptly relieved of command and replaced, the younger version of Vimes is outraged and says that Tilden was a good captain, while the older, wiser Vimes thinks Tilden was a good man who was horribly out of place at the job of policing and ''way'' behind the times, and it was better for Tilden that he was relieved and out of the picture considering the nasty FullCircleRevolution that was about to happen.

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** In ''Discworld/NightWatch'', when Commander Vimes goes back in time he realizes that remembers Captain Tilden, the first captain he had after joining the City Watch, was this.as this, though he didn't realise it at the time. When he travels back in time, Vimes ends up under Tilden's command again (under a false name) alongside his younger self. When Tilden is abruptly relieved of command and replaced, the younger version of Vimes is outraged and says that Tilden was a good captain, while the older, wiser Vimes thinks Tilden was a good man who was horribly out of place at the job of policing and ''way'' behind the times, and it was better for Tilden that he was relieved and out of the picture considering the nasty FullCircleRevolution that was about to happen.


* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'': One of the lords from the newest edition of the Necrons is this to his BeleagueredAssistant bodyguard. Zahndrekh's circuits were damaged during his stasis, and now he thinks he's still stamping down rebellions of his fellow Necrons, even seeing enemies as Necrons, and taking commanders captive. His bodyguard Obyron, who sees things as they are, ensures that these captives keep finding ways to kill themselves in "unfortunate accidents".

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* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'': ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'': One of the lords from the newest edition of the Necrons is this to his BeleagueredAssistant bodyguard. Zahndrekh's circuits were damaged during his stasis, and now he thinks he's still stamping down rebellions of his fellow Necrons, even seeing enemies as Necrons, and taking commanders captive. His bodyguard Obyron, who sees things as they are, ensures that these captives keep finding ways to kill themselves in "unfortunate accidents".



* On ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Principal Skinner is often portrayed that way. He clearly has no authority and is ridiculed by all children, often making things worse by not thinking things over twice. An example of this occurs in "New Kid On The Block" where Jimbo is lifting Bart's head inside a toilet bowl, while Skinner just waits outside and buys Jimbo's incredibly paper thin excuse.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Principal Skinner is often portrayed that way. He clearly has no authority and is ridiculed by all children, often making things worse by not thinking things over twice. An example of this occurs in "New Kid On on The Block" where Jimbo is lifting Bart's head inside a toilet bowl, while Skinner just waits outside and buys Jimbo's incredibly paper thin paper-thin excuse.

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