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* In RickCook's ''Literature/LimboSystem'', Iron Alice [=DeRosa=]. She often serves as a sounding board for the captain.

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* In RickCook's Rick Cook's ''Literature/LimboSystem'', Iron Alice [=DeRosa=]. She often serves as a sounding board for the captain.


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* In the ''Literature/{{Sandokan}}'' series Sambigliong, the third in command of the Tigers of Mompracem, is this to both Sandokan and Yanez.

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* ''ComicBook/TheUltimates'': Bruce Banner was demoted to number two, in light of him turning into the Hulk during his investigations of the SSP.


* In ''Anime/SonicX'', Tails is often seen leading the other characters during Sonic's absence. Sonic also refers to Tails as ''My Right hand man!''

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* In ''Anime/SonicX'', Tails is often seen leading the other characters during Sonic's absence. Sonic also refers to Tails as ''My Right hand man!''


* In ''Series/PowerRangers'', most Blue or Black Rangers act as second-in-command to the leader (usually Red).

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* In ''Series/PowerRangers'', ''Franchise/PowerRangers'', most Blue or Black Rangers act as second-in-command to the leader (usually Red).


* In ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', Zack is Jason's second.

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* In ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', Zack is Jason's second.''Series/PowerRangers'', most Blue or Black Rangers act as second-in-command to the leader (usually Red).


* ''Literature/TheAliceNetwork'': Violette is Lili' second in command. She's not as brilliant a spy as Lili is, and we never get to see her in action, but she does assist Lili and function as her stern {{Foil}}.



* For most of the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series, Professor [=McGonagall=] is Dumbledore's Number Two, holding the title of "deputy headmistress".
** That's relating to the school and the students. For the Order of the Phoenix, Dumbledore's Number Two is Mad-Eye Moody. For [[spoiler: protecting Harry and gathering intel on Voldemort, Snape is his Number Two. And for facing down Voldemort and his allies, Harry ends up in this position.]] Really, Dumbledore's got these all over the place.

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* For most of the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series, Professor [=McGonagall=] is Dumbledore's Number Two, holding the title of "deputy headmistress".
** That's relating to the school and the students.
headmistress". For the Order of the Phoenix, Dumbledore's Number Two is Mad-Eye Moody. For [[spoiler: protecting Harry and gathering intel on Voldemort, Snape is his Number Two. And for facing down Voldemort and his allies, Harry ends up in this position.]] Really, Dumbledore's got these all over the place.

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* ''Series/TheCallOfWarr'': Prince. He's Gravesite's second-in-command, and though he likes to flaunt his authority at times, he is also very competent in his role, keeping things in-order and challenging Gravesite when he feels it's necessary.

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* ''FanFic/DarlingInTheFranXXHomecoming'': In the fourth chapter, [[AudienceSurrogate Code 059]] is promoted to Ichigo's second-in-command.


* ''GIJoe'':

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Strictly, in the Royal Navy, at least, the captain would have an executive officer and a first lieutenant,[[labelnote:*]]The term Lieutenant in fact, basically means "In the place of the position holder" in french, meaning that a "lieutenant" is a placeholder for a superior, during their absence.[[/labelnote]] both ranks being held by a single person on smaller ships. Hence the XO (also known as Number One or sometimes "the Jimmy" ) would be the captain's Right Hand Man and Number Two would be ''his'' immediate junior. The position also goes by the title Executive Officer (XO), particularly in the American military.

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Strictly, in the Royal Navy, at least, the captain would have an executive officer and a first lieutenant,[[labelnote:*]]The term Lieutenant in fact, basically means "In the place of the position holder" in french, French, meaning that a "lieutenant" is a placeholder for a superior, during their absence.[[/labelnote]] both ranks being held by a single person on smaller ships. Hence the XO (also known as Number One or sometimes "the Jimmy" ) would be the captain's Right Hand Man and Number Two would be ''his'' immediate junior. The position also goes by the title Executive Officer (XO), particularly in the American military.

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* ''Film/ExecutiveSuite'': Alderson, one of the vice presidents at Treadway Corporation, uses this exact phrase to describe himself. He says that recently deceased company president Bullard didn't make him executive VP because he thought Alderson was a "number two man" instead of a leader. Alderson decides that Bullard was right, and backs Walling for the presidency rather than trying for it himself.


* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' gives us Moloch von Zinzer, who is, to his ''immense'' displeasure, Agatha Heterodyne's top minion. As Mechanicsburg is a town filled entirely with minions loyal to the House of Heterodyne, this essentially makes him the second most powerful person in the town.

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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' gives us several:
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Moloch von Zinzer, who is, to his ''immense'' displeasure, Agatha Heterodyne's top minion. As Mechanicsburg is a town filled entirely with minions loyal to the House of Heterodyne, this essentially makes him the second the most powerful person minion in the town.town.
** Vanamonde von Mekkhan (and before him, his father Carson) is the Seneschal of Castle Heterodyne, and his power is [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20171023 second only to the Hetrodynes themselves]].
** According to the Novels, Boris Dolokhov is this for the Baron. When the Baron is indisposed, Boris has to run the Empire in his place.


** In the [[Recap/StarTrekS1E0TheCage original pilot episode]] of ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', this position was filled by a BrainyBrunette IceQueen who was [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep only referred to as "Number One"]]. Spock was only the Science Officer and had not yet established his character, so she plays the coldly dispassionate foil.

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** In the [[Recap/StarTrekS1E0TheCage original pilot episode]] of ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', this position was filled by a BrainyBrunette IceQueen who was [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep only referred to as "Number One"]]. Spock was only the Science Officer and had not yet established his character, so she plays the coldly dispassionate foil.foil for Captain Pike.


** In the [[Recap/StarTrekS1E0TheCage original pilot episode]] of ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', this position was filled by a BrainyBrunette IceQueen who was [[EveryoneCallsHimsBarkeep only referred to as "Number One"]]. Spock was only the Science Officer and had not yet established his character, so she plays the coldly dispassionate foil.

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** In the [[Recap/StarTrekS1E0TheCage original pilot episode]] of ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', this position was filled by a BrainyBrunette IceQueen who was [[EveryoneCallsHimsBarkeep [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep only referred to as "Number One"]]. Spock was only the Science Officer and had not yet established his character, so she plays the coldly dispassionate foil.

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