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* ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'': When Myotismon's enters the physical world and invades Tokyo, his forces include a large horde of Bakemon -- SheetGhost Digimon -- led by a single stronger Phantomon, a more visually complex specter and Bakemon's default evolution in the games.

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* ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'': When Myotismon's enters the physical world and invades Tokyo, his forces include a large horde of Bakemon -- SheetGhost BedsheetGhost Digimon -- led by a single stronger Phantomon, a more visually complex specter and Bakemon's default evolution in the games.



* ''Fanfic/BadFutureCrusaders'' has Captain Crimson Sky and Lieutenant Twitch who serve as Lightning Dust's wingponies. The [[AxCrazy batshit insane]] Merrilay is soon [[MookPromotion promoted]] to this position [[spoiler:after Twitch is killed]].

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* ''Fanfic/BadFutureCrusaders'' has Captain Crimson Sky and Lieutenant Twitch Twitch, who serve as Lightning Dust's wingponies. The [[AxCrazy batshit insane]] Merrilay is soon [[MookPromotion promoted]] to this position [[spoiler:after Twitch is killed]].killed]].
* ''FanFic/TheEquestrianWindMage'': When Ganon enters the Battle of the Crystal Empire personally, he leaves command of his forces to a Moblin chieftain named Karuna.


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* ''FanFic/ThePowersOfHarmony'': Behemoth-type Changelings appear to be this, due to them being larger and stronger than other variants and the fact that the one named Veraxi was apparently in charge of the attack on Gallopfrey.


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* ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'': When Myotismon's enters the physical world and invades Tokyo, his forces include a large horde of Bakemon -- SheetGhost Digimon -- led by a single stronger Phantomon, a more visually complex specter and Bakemon's default evolution in the games.



* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'': In the anime, the Unova region's Team Plasma has Aldith, who all of the Plasma grunts defer to and who is the apparent [[TheDragon second-in-command]] to [[ForScience Colress]]. Her uniform is identical to that of a regular grunt, however she's different in that she's the only female grunt and it's clear that the others are taking orders from her.



* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'': In the anime, the Unova region's Team Plasma has Aldith, who all of the Plasma grunts defer to and who is the apparent [[TheDragon second-in-command]] to [[ForScience Colress]]. Her uniform is identical to that of a regular grunt, however she's different in that she's the only female grunt and it's clear that the others are taking orders from her.



* ''Fanfic/JewelOfDarkness'': After evolving sentience, [[RobotMe Ai]] ends up somewhere between this and TheDragon for [[VillainProtagonist Midnight]].
* ''Fanfic/TheImmortalGame'': [[NoNameGiven The Cadet]] is [[TheDragon General Esteem]]'s second in command and personal protege.

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* ''Fanfic/JewelOfDarkness'': After evolving sentience, [[RobotMe Ai]] ends up somewhere between ''Fanfic/BadFutureCrusaders'' has Captain Crimson Sky and Lieutenant Twitch who serve as Lightning Dust's wingponies. The [[AxCrazy batshit insane]] Merrilay is soon [[MookPromotion promoted]] to this and TheDragon for [[VillainProtagonist Midnight]].
* ''Fanfic/TheImmortalGame'': [[NoNameGiven The Cadet]]
position [[spoiler:after Twitch is [[TheDragon General Esteem]]'s second in command and personal protege.killed]].



* ''Fanfic/GuardiansWizardsAndKungFuFighters'':
** After Raythor is sent into the Abyss of Shadows and Lothar is promoted to take his place, he promotes Tynar to his old post as Lieutenant.
** Once Wong creates a squadron of new Shapeshifters, Miranda takes on leadership of it. But as he starts [[TheStarscream plotting against Phobos]], he phases her out in favor of Roberta, whom he believes is more personally loyal to him.
* ''Fanfic/TheImmortalGame'': [[NoNameGiven The Cadet]] is [[TheDragon General Esteem]]'s second in command and personal protege.
* ''Fanfic/JewelOfDarkness'': After evolving sentience, [[RobotMe Ai]] ends up somewhere between this and TheDragon for [[VillainProtagonist Midnight]].



* ''Fanfic/BadFutureCrusaders'' has Captain Crimson Sky and Lieutenant Twitch who serve as Lightning Dust's wingponies. The [[AxCrazy batshit insane]] Merrilay is soon [[MookPromotion promoted]] to this position [[spoiler:after Twitch is killed]].
* ''Fanfic/GuardiansWizardsAndKungFuFighters'':
** After Raythor is sent into the Abyss of Shadows and Lothar is promoted to take his place, he promotes Tynar to his old post as Lieutenant.
** Once Wong creates a squadron of new Shapeshifters, Miranda takes on leadership of it. But as he starts [[TheStarscream plotting against Phobos]], he phases her out in favor of Roberta, whom he believes is more personally loyal to him.



* Zygon has one of these in ''WesternAnimation/StarchaserTheLegendOfOrin'' who runs his control room. When the RobotWar begins going against them, he attempts to advise his leader that they should leave. Zygon responds by angrily ordering him to return to his post, whereupon he promptly [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere runs out]] when Zygon isn't looking.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarchaserTheLegendOfOrin'': Zygon has one of these in ''WesternAnimation/StarchaserTheLegendOfOrin'' who runs his control room. When the RobotWar begins going against them, he attempts to advise his leader that they should leave. Zygon responds by angrily ordering him to return to his post, whereupon he promptly [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere runs out]] when Zygon isn't looking.



* Bane from ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' has a lieutenant named Barsad.
* The otherwise totally anonymous soldier named Schwalberg in the ChildSoldier UsefulNotes/WorldWarII thriller ''Film/HornetsNest''. Often seen at his superior Captain von Hecht's side or leading squads of Nazi {{Mooks}}, he's one of the more effective examples of this trope.

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* ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'': Bane from ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' has a lieutenant named Barsad.
* ''Film/HornetsNest'': The otherwise totally anonymous soldier named Schwalberg in the ChildSoldier UsefulNotes/WorldWarII thriller ''Film/HornetsNest''.Schwalberg. Often seen at his superior Captain von Hecht's side or leading squads of Nazi {{Mooks}}, he's one of the more effective examples of this trope.



** ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}''. Kisch, who commands the army of {{mooks}} during the invasion of Fort Knox and performs minor minion roles before that.



** ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}''. Kisch, who commands the army of {{mooks}} during the invasion of Fort Knox and performs minor minion roles before that.



* ''Film/HarryPotter'': Some Death Eaters are shown giving orders to others in the films, usually with cooperation.



* In the film version of Creator/JulesVerne's ''Film/MasterOfTheWorld'', Creator/VincentPrice's [[WellIntentionedExtremist Robur]] has Turner. He's distinguishable from the rest of the Albatross' crew by his jacket (the other crewmen only wear shirts) and the fact he carries a [[{{Steampunk}} futuristic flintlock pistol]].

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* ''Film/MasterOfTheWorld'': In the film version of Creator/JulesVerne's ''Film/MasterOfTheWorld'', version, Creator/VincentPrice's [[WellIntentionedExtremist Robur]] has Turner. He's distinguishable from the rest of the Albatross' crew by his jacket (the other crewmen only wear shirts) and the fact he carries a [[{{Steampunk}} futuristic flintlock pistol]].



* Gunn in ''Film/TheReturnOfSwampThing'' fills this role, doing double time as TheBrute for Dr. Arcane. His assistant Ms. Poinsettia in turn leads the female mooks.

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* ''Film/TheReturnOfSwampThing'': Gunn in ''Film/TheReturnOfSwampThing'' fills this role, doing double time as TheBrute for Dr. Arcane. His assistant Ms. Poinsettia in turn leads the female mooks.



* Joachim is this for Khan in ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'', and Khan, in true villain fashion, continually ignores his pleas to just leave Kirk alone and head off with the ship they stole.

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* ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'': Joachim is this for Khan in ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'', Khan, and Khan, in true villain fashion, continually ignores his pleas to just leave Kirk alone and head off with the ship they stole.



* Sergeant Simon in TheMovie of ''Film/SuperMarioBros''. First appears as just a booking officer at the police station, but later serves more proper Mook Lieutenant functions like being Koopa's flamethrower-toting bodyguard and reminding him that humans evolved from apes, not mice.
* ''Film/{{The Three Musketeers|1973}}'': Jussac is an officer in the Cardinal's guard and attempts to arrest the musketeers at the convent.

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* ''Film/SuperMarioBros'': Sergeant Simon in TheMovie of ''Film/SuperMarioBros''.TheMovie. First appears as just a booking officer at the police station, but later serves more proper Mook Lieutenant functions like being Koopa's flamethrower-toting bodyguard and reminding him that humans evolved from apes, not mice.
* ''Film/{{The Three Musketeers|1973}}'': ''Film/TheThreeMusketeers1973'': Jussac is an officer in the Cardinal's guard and attempts to arrest the musketeers at the convent.



* ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'': Principal Chapman is a StarterVillain and the first named Human Controller encountered. Despite an ostensibly inglorious assignment as the assistant principal of a middle school, Chapman becomes a fairly recurring number two. This threatens the suspension of disbelief in ''The Deception'', when Chapman is being passed off as a ''Navy admiral''.
%%* Cray from ''Literature/TheHungerGames''.
%%* ''Literature/ThePowerOfFive'': Commander Strake and Field Marshall Akkad in ''Oblivion''.
* ''Film/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'': Although he's the BigBad, Count Olaf is implied to hold this role for the bad side of VFD.
* ''Literature/TheThreeMusketeers'': Jussac is an officer in the Cardinal's guard and attempts to arrest the musketeers at the convent.



* ''Literature/TheThreeMusketeers'': Jussac is an officer in the Cardinal's guard and attempts to arrest the musketeers at the convent.
* Principal Chapman from ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' is a StarterVillain and the first named Human-Controller encountered. Despite an ostensibly inglorious assignment as the assistant principal of a middle school, Chapman becomes a fairly recurring number two. This threatens the suspension of disbelief in ''The Deception'', when Chapman is being passed off as a ''Navy admiral''.
* Commander Strake and Field Marshall Akkad in ''[[Literature/ThePowerOfFive Oblivion]]''.
* Though he's the BigBad, Count Olaf is implied to hold this role for the bad side of VFD in ''Film/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents''.
* Some Death Eaters are shown giving orders to others in ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' films, usually with cooperation.
%%* Cray from ''Literature/TheHungerGames''.



* ''Series/Daredevil2015'': James Wesley is the right-hand of Wilson Fisk and also is the one who gives orders to Fisk's underlings. He's always careful to remind them that he's not the one actually in charge of his organization.



* The Rank Lieutenant from ''Series/NinjaTurtlesTheNextMutation''.

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* ''Series/LukeCage2016'': In season 2, Shades insists that Mariah view him as an equal business partner, yet a lot of the time she seems to think he's one of these.
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The Rank Lieutenant from ''Series/NinjaTurtlesTheNextMutation''.Lieutenant.



* ''Series/Daredevil2015'': James Wesley is the right-hand of Wilson Fisk and also is the one who gives orders to Fisk's underlings. He's always careful to remind them that he's not the one actually in charge of his organization.
* ''Series/LukeCage2016'': In season 2, Shades insists that Mariah view him as an equal business partner, yet a lot of the time she seems to think he's one of these.



* The [[{{Mooks}} Brute squads]] from the 4th Edition ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' version of the ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000KillTeam'' rules are led by a Boss, a sergeant-level character who replaces one of the rank-and-file Brutes. Bosses were intended to add to the narrative elements of a Kill-team game, becoming the target of assassination missions for instance, as well as adding to the difficulty of the game for the Kill-team player.

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* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'': The [[{{Mooks}} Brute squads]] from the 4th Edition ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' version of the ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000KillTeam'' rules are led by a Boss, a sergeant-level character who replaces one of the rank-and-file Brutes. Bosses were intended to add to the narrative elements of a Kill-team game, becoming the target of assassination missions for instance, as well as adding to the difficulty of the game for the Kill-team player.



* Mal'Ganis from ''[[VideoGame/WarCraft WarCraft III]]''
** Morbent Fell and Rass for Balnazzar.
** The Blademasters for Magtheridon.
** Rage Winterchill for Archimonde.
** Captain Thornby for Admiral Proudmoore.
** The Naga sea witchs and royal guards for Illidan.
** The Captain for Arthas, and later necromancers when he becomes a death knight.
* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'', you encountered the unnamed NPC "Krogan Commander" on Feros who is the the leader of [[BigBad Saren]]'s krogan and geth forces there.
** He can certainly be a BossInMooksClothing, too, especially on higher difficulties.
** ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' has a rather odd version of this in the form of [[spoiler: The Collector General, who was at first thought to be the BigBad. Like Saren before him, it was shown that the General was actually being controlled by the Reaper Harbinger the whole time. However, the General didn't command the mooks personally; rather, he acted as a conduit and mouthpiece for Harbinger to do the commanding, including possessing Collector infantry and turning them into PeoplePuppets. True to the spirit of this trope, Harbinger ends up leaving the General to die in the exploding Collector Base after the General failed him.]]
** It also had a more traditional use of this trope; most of the Blue Suns and Eclipse mercenary groups you encounter fight you in waves, and large waves will usually contain an officer (a [[EliteMook Legionnaire or Centurion]] for Blue Suns, usually an Engineer or Vanguard for Eclipse) who directs the other troopers and affects their tactics. Also used by the Blood Pack, in the form of [[LargeAndInCharge krogan]] leading teams of vorcha.
* ''VideoGame/{{Halo}}'': unnamed but high-level Covenant commanders such as Elite Generals and Brute Chieftains can occasionally be encountered (and killed) directing their forces, distinguished by their [[BlingOfWar ornate armor.]]
** ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'' has Parg Vol in ''Spartan Ops''.
* ''VideoGame/HaloWars2'': The Banished leader [[BigBad Atriox]] has quite a few of these.
** [[PrivateMilitaryContractors Let 'Volir]] commands the Sangheili forces, though he quickly gets a MookPromotion to [[TheDragon Dragon]] after [[TheDragon Decimus]] gets himself killed.
** [[MadScientist Colony]] oversees the Lekgolo units.
** [[SiblingTeam Voridus and Pavium]] lead their own packs of specialized Brutes.
* Narhari Kahn, a recurring [[note]]provided you choose to spare him, of course[[/note]] field commander for the Belltower PMC in Hengsha in ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution''. [[spoiler:He personally executes Malik if you can't save her from the ambush]].
* Comically used in ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia'' with Admiral Alfonso's second in command always being blamed for his failure (yet never actually getting blamed by the BigBad) and Admiral De Loco's constantly being the OnlySaneMan and withdrawing after you defeat them in battle.
* A common occurrence in ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' games, bosses are named even for smaller skirmishes and thus present plenty of lieutenants for the BigBad or TheDragon to explain his plan to, as well as for them to stand in as a minor component of that plan that the team of heroes can foil to turn the momentum around.



* ''VideoGame/SplinterCell'': President Kombayn Nikoladze never sends a single tactical order to his {{mooks}}. The entire military branch of his operation is commanded by [[TheDragon the mercenary Grinko]].

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* ''VideoGame/SplinterCell'': President Kombayn Nikoladze never sends ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'': Narhari Kahn, a single tactical order recurring [[note]]provided you choose to his {{mooks}}. The entire military branch spare him, of his operation is commanded by [[TheDragon course[[/note]] field commander for the mercenary Grinko]].Belltower PMC in Hengsha. [[spoiler:He personally executes Malik if you can't save her from the ambush]].



* ''Franchise/FireEmblem'': A common occurrence; bosses are named even for smaller skirmishes and thus present plenty of lieutenants for the BigBad or TheDragon to explain his plan to, as well as for them to stand in as a minor component of that plan that the team of heroes can foil to turn the momentum around.
* ''VideoGame/{{Halo}}'':
** Unnamed but high-level Covenant commanders such as Elite Generals and Brute Chieftains can occasionally be encountered (and killed) directing their forces, distinguished by their [[BlingOfWar ornate armor.]]
** ''VideoGame/Halo4'' has Parg Vol in ''Spartan Ops''.
** ''VideoGame/HaloWars2'':
*** The Banished leader [[BigBad Atriox]] has quite a few of these.
*** [[PrivateMilitaryContractors Let 'Volir]] commands the Sangheili forces, though he quickly gets a MookPromotion to [[TheDragon Dragon]] after [[TheDragon Decimus]] gets himself killed.
*** [[MadScientist Colony]] oversees the Lekgolo units.
*** [[SiblingTeam Voridus and Pavium]] lead their own packs of specialized Brutes.
* ''Franchise/MassEffect'':
** In ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'', you encountered the unnamed NPC "Krogan Commander" on Feros who is the the leader of [[BigBad Saren]]'s krogan and geth forces there. He can certainly be a BossInMooksClothing, too, especially on higher difficulties.
** ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'':
*** The game has a rather odd version of this in the form of [[spoiler: The Collector General, who was at first thought to be the BigBad. Like Saren before him, it was shown that the General was actually being controlled by the Reaper Harbinger the whole time. However, the General didn't command the mooks personally; rather, he acted as a conduit and mouthpiece for Harbinger to do the commanding, including possessing Collector infantry and turning them into PeoplePuppets. True to the spirit of this trope, Harbinger ends up leaving the General to die in the exploding Collector Base after the General failed him.]]
*** It also had a more traditional use of this trope; most of the Blue Suns and Eclipse mercenary groups you encounter fight you in waves, and large waves will usually contain an officer (a [[EliteMook Legionnaire or Centurion]] for Blue Suns, usually an Engineer or Vanguard for Eclipse) who directs the other troopers and affects their tactics. Also used by the Blood Pack, in the form of [[LargeAndInCharge krogan]] leading teams of vorcha.
* ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia'': Used comically with Admiral Alfonso's second in command always being blamed for his failure (yet never actually getting blamed by the BigBad) and Admiral De Loco's constantly being the OnlySaneMan and withdrawing after you defeat them in battle.
* ''VideoGame/SplinterCell'': President Kombayn Nikoladze never sends a single tactical order to his {{mooks}}. The entire military branch of his operation is commanded by [[TheDragon the mercenary Grinko]].
* ''VideoGame/WarCraft'':
** Mal'Ganis from ''[[=WarCraft=] III''.
** Morbent Fell and Rass for Balnazzar.
** The Blademasters for Magtheridon.
** Rage Winterchill for Archimonde.
** Captain Thornby for Admiral Proudmoore.
** The Naga sea witches and royal guards for Illidan.
** The Captain for Arthas, and later necromancers when he becomes a death knight.



* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': Crowbar serves as this for the Felt; even though its actual leader is Lord English and his second-in-command is Doc Scratch, the first barely ever interacts with them and Scratch only does so on occasion, leaving Crowbar to handle most of the day-to-day organization, planning and leading of the Felt's goons and assets. He takes a similar role when [[spoiler:Jack]] takes over, serving him as a direct second-in-command.



%%* Bruce Moriatos from ''Webcomic/OurLittleAdventure''.
%%* Crowbar leads the Felt in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''.

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%%* ''Webcomic/OurLittleAdventure'': Bruce Moriatos from ''Webcomic/OurLittleAdventure''.
%%* Crowbar leads the Felt in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''.
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* Roodaka in ''WesternAnimation/{{Bionicle}} 3'' convinces king Sidorak to make Vakama lieutenant of his horde of [[GiantSpiders Visorak]]. He has doubts, but when [[UnholyMatrimony she tells him to regard Vakama as her engagement gift to him]], he instantly agrees to her idea. Of course, [[TheStarscream Roodaka just wanted to put her own minion into a leadership role]], so when Sidorak's out of the picture, [[MookCarryover the horde would be hers]]. Prior to that, a Visorak named Kollorak served as the lieutenant.

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* in''WesternAnimation/{{Bionicle}} 3'': Roodaka in ''WesternAnimation/{{Bionicle}} 3'' convinces king Sidorak to make Vakama lieutenant of his horde of [[GiantSpiders Visorak]]. He has doubts, but when [[UnholyMatrimony she tells him to regard Vakama as her engagement gift to him]], he instantly agrees to her idea. Of course, [[TheStarscream Roodaka just wanted to put her own minion into a leadership role]], so when Sidorak's out of the picture, [[MookCarryover the horde would be hers]]. Prior to that, a Visorak named Kollorak served as the lieutenant.



* General Traag, commander of Krang's Rock Soldiers from the 1987 ''WesternAnimation/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|1987}}''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987'': General Traag, commander of Krang's Rock Soldiers from the 1987 ''WesternAnimation/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|1987}}''.Soldiers.


* ''Film/{{The Three Musketeers|1973}}'': Jussac is an officer in the Cardinal's guard and attempts to arrest the musketeers at the covenant.

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* ''Film/{{The Three Musketeers|1973}}'': Jussac is an officer in the Cardinal's guard and attempts to arrest the musketeers at the covenant.convent.



* ''Literature/TheThreeMusketeers'': Jussac is an officer in the Cardinal's guard and attempts to arrest the musketeers at the covenant.

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* ''Literature/TheThreeMusketeers'': Jussac is an officer in the Cardinal's guard and attempts to arrest the musketeers at the covenant.convent.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SheRaAndThePrincessesOfPower'': Grizzlor for the Evil Horde.


* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'': For some good guy examples, Anakin has Captain Rex and Obi-Wan has Commander Cody. There are also other, less frequently seen clone officers assigned to other Jedi, such as Commander Wolffe for Plo Koon.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'': For some good guy examples, Anakin has Captain Rex and Obi-Wan has Commander Cody. There are also other, less frequently seen clone officers assigned to other Jedi, such as Commander Wolffe for Plo Koon. The T-series tactical droids serve this purpose for the Separatists.





* ''Anime/WolfsRain'': Had the nameless Commander of Lord Orkham's troops that pursued the wolves for a while. He was easy to identify because he had a radically different ensemble.
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'': In the anime the Unova region's Team Plasma had Aldith, who all of the Plasma grunts defer to and who is the apparent [[TheDragon second-in-command]] to [[ForScience Colress]]. Her uniform is identical to that of a regular grunt, however she's different in that she's the only female grunt and it's clear that the others are taking orders from her.

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* ''Anime/WolfsRain'': Had ''Anime/WolfsRain'' has the nameless Commander of Lord Orkham's troops that pursued the wolves for a while. He was easy to identify because he had a radically different ensemble.
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'': In the anime anime, the Unova region's Team Plasma had has Aldith, who all of the Plasma grunts defer to and who is the apparent [[TheDragon second-in-command]] to [[ForScience Colress]]. Her uniform is identical to that of a regular grunt, however she's different in that she's the only female grunt and it's clear that the others are taking orders from her.



* ''Series/DoctorWho'': In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E4TheSontaranStratagem "The Sontaran Stratagem"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E5ThePoisonSky "The Poison Sky"]], General Staal has his army on the ground led by Commander Skorr. Who promptly removes his helmet when he arrives.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E4TheSontaranStratagem "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E4TheSontaranStratagem The Sontaran Stratagem"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E5ThePoisonSky "The Stratagem]]"/"[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E5ThePoisonSky The Poison Sky"]], Sky]]", General Staal has his army on the ground led by Commander Skorr. Who promptly removes his helmet when he arrives.



* The [[{{Mooks}} Brute squads]] from the 4th Edition ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' version of the ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000KillTeam'' rules are led by a Boss, a sergeant level character who replaces one of the rank-and-file Brutes. Bosses were intended to add to the narrative elements of a Kill-team game, becoming the target of assassination missions for instance, as well as adding to the difficulty of the game for the Kill-team player.

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* The [[{{Mooks}} Brute squads]] from the 4th Edition ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' version of the ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000KillTeam'' rules are led by a Boss, a sergeant level sergeant-level character who replaces one of the rank-and-file Brutes. Bosses were intended to add to the narrative elements of a Kill-team game, becoming the target of assassination missions for instance, as well as adding to the difficulty of the game for the Kill-team player.



* Bruce Moriatos from ''Webcomic/OurLittleAdventure''
* Crowbar leads the Felt in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}

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* The [[{{Mooks}} Brute squads]] from the 4th Edition ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' version of the ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000KillTeam'' rules are led by a Boss, a sergeant level character who replaces one of the rank-and-file Brutes. Bosses were intended to add to the narrative elements of a Kill-team game, becoming the target of assassination missions for instance, as well as adding to the difficulty of the game for the Kill-team player.
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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}''
** The first game has [[DumbMuscle Harry]], [[TheDragon the Lieutenant's]] bumbling field officer and the leader of the Unity Super Mutant squad at Necropolis. For bonus points, he's one of the few characters in the game with full voice acting despite being so minor.
** Sergeant Dornan in the second game is a similar story for the Enclave, except he replaces the stupidity with [[LargeHam screaming.]]
** There are generic officer [=NPCs=] among the Enclave soldiers in VideoGame/Fallout3, as well as commanders dubbed "Masters" among the Vault 87 Super Mutants, though no interaction is possible with them other than combat. Ditto Legion Centurions in VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas.
** In ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', several Legion characters of various ranks are named and can be talked to, often acting as quest givers for VillainProtagonist players.


* ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'' has Parg Vol in ''Spartan Ops''.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Halo}}'': unnamed but high-level Covenant commanders such as Elite Generals and Brute Chieftains can occasionally be encountered (and killed) directing their forces, distinguished by their [[BlingOfWar ornate armor.]]
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''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'' has Parg Vol in ''Spartan Ops''.


** In ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', there's Captain Phasma, notable for being six foot three and clad in chrome Stormtrooper armor.

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** In ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', there's Captain Phasma, notable for being six foot three and clad in chrome Stormtrooper armor. She's also the commander of the First Order Stormtrooper Corps.

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* ''VideoGame/HaloWars2'': The Banished leader [[BigBad Atriox]] has quite a few of these.
** [[PrivateMilitaryContractors Let 'Volir]] commands the Sangheili forces, though he quickly gets a MookPromotion to [[TheDragon Dragon]] after [[TheDragon Decimus]] gets himself killed.
** [[MadScientist Colony]] oversees the Lekgolo units.
** [[SiblingTeam Voridus and Pavium]] lead their own packs of specialized Brutes.

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* ''Series/Daredevil2015'': James Wesley is the right-hand of Wilson Fisk and also is the one who gives orders to Fisk's underlings. He's always careful to remind them that he's not the one actually in charge of his organization.
* ''Series/LukeCage2016'': In season 2, Shades insists that Mariah view him as an equal business partner, yet a lot of the time she seems to think he's one of these.

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** Despite named a General, the Baratheon General during the last stages of the march to Winterfell serves as this to Stannis in Davos's absence.


* ''[[Fanfic/GuardiansWizardsAndKungFuFighters Guardians, Wizards, and Kung-Fu Fighters]]'':

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* ''[[Fanfic/GuardiansWizardsAndKungFuFighters Guardians, Wizards, and Kung-Fu Fighters]]'':''Fanfic/GuardiansWizardsAndKungFuFighters'':



** Once Wong creates a squadron of new Shapeshifters, Miranda takes on leadership of it.

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** Once Wong creates a squadron of new Shapeshifters, Miranda takes on leadership of it. But as he starts [[TheStarscream plotting against Phobos]], he phases her out in favor of Roberta, whom he believes is more personally loyal to him.

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** Qhono effectively becomes a heroic version of the trope, being the apparent leader of the Dothraki sworn to Daenerys.

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