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SubTrope of ActionPolitician. Compare GodEmperor, SorcerousOverlord, BenevolentMageRuler and EmperorScientist.

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SubTrope of ActionPolitician. Compare GodEmperor, SorcerousOverlord, BenevolentMageRuler BenevolentMageRuler, and EmperorScientist.



** The concept of Supes possibly being president goes back to the [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]], when ComicBook/JimmyOlsen had a dream about it. Some aspects of it are examined as to how Superman being the president would be different; for instance, the splash panel shows an emergency situation. President Superman tells [[BodyguardingABadass the Secret Service men to get behind]] ''[[BodyguardingABadass him]]''. Also, at the end, when the possibility is mentioned in some way to the Man of Steel, Supes points out that he ''couldn't'' be president as the U.S. president has to be a native, and he wasn't born in the United States.

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** The concept of Supes possibly being president goes back to the [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]], Age]] when ComicBook/JimmyOlsen had a dream about it. Some aspects of it are examined as to how Superman being the president would be different; for instance, the splash panel shows an emergency situation. President Superman tells [[BodyguardingABadass the Secret Service men to get behind]] ''[[BodyguardingABadass him]]''. Also, at the end, when the possibility is mentioned in some way to the Man of Steel, Supes points out that he ''couldn't'' be president as the U.S. president has to be a native, and he wasn't born in the United States.



* ''ComicBook/BlackPanther'': Black Panther is the state leader of the [[{{Bulungi}} fictional country]] of Wakanda in Africa. He's a genius inventor and mechanic, is knowledgeable with his tribe's mystcism, and he kicks ass as a side job.

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* ''ComicBook/BlackPanther'': Black Panther is the state leader of the [[{{Bulungi}} fictional country]] of Wakanda in Africa. He's a genius inventor and mechanic, is knowledgeable with his tribe's mystcism, mysticism, and he kicks ass as a side job.



* PlayedWith in ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV'': The series' protagonist, the Boss, is elected to the U.S. presidency after the prologue and technically remains the President throughout the game (never mind that [[EarthShatteringKaboom Earth is destroyed]] half-way through). Before that happens, however, the Boss gains superpowers... but only in the [[{{Cyberspace}} Simulation]], where nobody recognizes them as the president. They eventually get superpowers in real world, too... but [[spoiler:become the GodEmperor of the Universe almost immediately thereafter]].

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* PlayedWith in ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV'': The series' protagonist, the Boss, is elected to the U.S. presidency after the prologue and technically remains the President throughout the game (never mind that [[EarthShatteringKaboom Earth is destroyed]] half-way through). Before that happens, however, the Boss gains superpowers... but only in the [[{{Cyberspace}} Simulation]], where nobody recognizes them as the president. They eventually get superpowers in the real world, too... but [[spoiler:become the GodEmperor of the Universe almost immediately thereafter]].



* The president of the United States and head of the government run The Company in ''Webcomic/EvilPlan'' is [[http://evilplan.thewebcomic.com/comics/2144585/chapter-14-page-20-maam/ Emmie Oakley, cowgirl superhero.]]

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* The president of the United States and head of the government run government-run The Company in ''Webcomic/EvilPlan'' is [[http://evilplan.thewebcomic.com/comics/2144585/chapter-14-page-20-maam/ Emmie Oakley, cowgirl superhero.]]


* ''ComicBook/WonderWoman1942'': In issue 7 Diana views a possible future through the Magic Sphere in which she is elected president of the U.S. in the year 3000 in her secret identity as Diana Prince while still acting as Wonder Woman.

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* ''ComicBook/WonderWoman1942'': ''Franchise/WonderWoman'' [[ComicBook/WonderWoman1942 Vol 1]]: In issue 7 Diana views a possible future through the Magic Sphere in which she is elected president of the U.S. in the year 3000 in her secret identity as Diana Prince while still acting as Wonder Woman.


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[[caption-width-right:280:President Kalel, uh, I mean Calvin Ellis.]]

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[[caption-width-right:280:President [[caption-width-right:380:President Kalel, uh, I mean Calvin Ellis.]]

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* ''ComicBook/WonderWoman1942'': In issue 7 Diana views a possible future through the Magic Sphere in which she is elected president of the U.S. in the year 3000 in her secret identity as Diana Prince while still acting as Wonder Woman.

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* In the comic books based on ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'', it's shown that Camilla Hombee, the President of the United States, moonlights as a Captain America {{expy}} named Victory. Apparently, she revealed her secret identity to the public to win the election.


* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'': The Fuhrer President of Amestris, "King" Bradley, is a LightningBruiser who still punishes crime by himself, even when [[EyepatchOfPower he's got an eyepatch]] and pushing past middle age. Even when his army is made up of State Alchemists with elemental powers, he still surpasses them easily with little more than super-speed, super-strength, and his sword. [[spoiler:As it turns out, he's actually an artificial homunculus bred for being the leader of the country, hence his superhuman attributes and all-seeing eye beneath his patch. And he's also evil.]]

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* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'': The Fuhrer President of Amestris, "King" Bradley, is a LightningBruiser who still punishes crime by himself, even when [[EyepatchOfPower he's got an eyepatch]] and pushing past middle age. Even when his army is made up of State Alchemists with elemental powers, he still surpasses them easily with little more than super-speed, super-strength, and his sword. [[spoiler:As [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope As it turns out, out]], he's actually an artificial homunculus bred by [[BigBad Father]] for being the leader of the country, hence his superhuman attributes and all-seeing eye beneath his patch. And he's also evil.patch, making him more of a PresidentEvil.]]


* ''ComicBook/UltimateFantasticFour'': One story had ComicBook/TheMightyThor as President. He agreed to let the Skrulls give everybody on Earth superpowers, which turned out to be a planetwide poisoning plot ([[ComicBook/FantasticFour Ben Grimm]], who'd gotten rid of his powers and didn't want new ones, ended up as the only human able to fight back as a BadassNormal). Grimm then goes to the past and prevents the invention that allowed Earth to contact the Skrulls, thus MakingRightWhatOnceWentWrong.

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* ''ComicBook/UltimateFantasticFour'': One story had ComicBook/TheMightyThor as President. He agreed to let the Skrulls give everybody on Earth superpowers, which turned out to be a planetwide poisoning plot ([[ComicBook/FantasticFour Ben Grimm]], who'd gotten rid of his powers and didn't want new ones, ended up as the only human able to fight back as a BadassNormal). Grimm then goes to the past and prevents the invention that allowed Earth to contact the Skrulls, and thus MakingRightWhatOnceWentWrong.he SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong.


* One Creator/MarvelComics one-shot story had ComicBook/TheMightyThor as President. He agreed to let the Skrulls give everybody on Earth superpowers, which turned out to be a planetwide poisoning plot ([[ComicBook/FantasticFour Ben Grimm]], who'd gotten rid of his powers and didn't want new ones, ended up as the only human able to fight back as a BadassNormal).

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* ''ComicBook/UltimateFantasticFour'': One Creator/MarvelComics one-shot story had ComicBook/TheMightyThor as President. He agreed to let the Skrulls give everybody on Earth superpowers, which turned out to be a planetwide poisoning plot ([[ComicBook/FantasticFour Ben Grimm]], who'd gotten rid of his powers and didn't want new ones, ended up as the only human able to fight back as a BadassNormal). Grimm then goes to the past and prevents the invention that allowed Earth to contact the Skrulls, thus MakingRightWhatOnceWentWrong.

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* ''Series/RealTimeWithBillMaher'': Mocked by Maher in his "New Rules" segment where he bemoaned the glut of superhero-themed movies and television series, not just for most of them being StrictlyFormula, but because it instills a mindset that TheOnlyOne can do the job. He then portrayed Donald Trump's presidency as the story of a superhero named [[AtrociousAlias "Orange Sphincter"]].

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* ''ComicBook/{{Uber}}'': [[spoiler:After the Soviet leadership attempts ([[NotQuiteDead but fails]]) to have Maria killed because of her unreliability, she flattens the Kremlin before killing Stalin. She then decides to rule Russia by herself and replace communism with anarchism, declaring herself the "Protector" of the new state.]]

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**In ''ComicBook/MarvelZombies'', that world's Captain American (here Colonel America) served as president sometime before the outbreak, apparently only serving a portion of a term. It comes up as his fellow zombies ask if he knows of any secret continuity-of-government facilities where they could find more living humans (specifically Congress) to devour.

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*Poked fun at by ''Webcomic/MandatoryRollerCoaster'' in this Oval Office [[http://mandatoryrollercoaster.com/post/81972679671/all-there-is daydream]]


* Principal Cranston of ''ComicBook/{{PS 238}}'' used to be POTUS for a short time, having used his psychic powers to get there.

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* Principal Cranston of {{Deconstructed}} in ''ComicBook/{{PS 238}}'' 238}},'' [[spoiler:Principal Cranston]] used to be POTUS for a short time, having used his psychic powers secret PsychicPowers to get there.there. When exposed, this resulted in a near-coup and him resigning from office.

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* ''ComicBook/GreenArrow'' was one of these during his brief tenure as mayor of Star City, dealing with political problems while still maintaining his superhero identity.


* [[UnreliableNarrator If you believe]] what ComicBook/{{Magneto}} says in ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'', UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy was a mutant. And Magneto [[NotMeThisTime didn't assassinate him]].

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* [[UnreliableNarrator If you believe]] what ComicBook/{{Magneto}} says in ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'', UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy [[BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy was a mutant. mutant]]. And Magneto [[NotMeThisTime didn't assassinate him]].him]], but was actually curving the bullet in an attempt to save his life that was stopped by someone knocking him out. According to the filmmakers, if he was telling the truth, JFK's powers were likely a form of MindControl by way of {{Telepathy}}.

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