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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: A precedent breaker surprisingly wins the presidency who much of the populous loves, referencing the 2016 election of Donald Trump.

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: A precedent breaker surprisingly wins the presidency who much of the populous loves, referencing the 2016 election of Donald Trump. [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement Any further comparisons should be carefully thought over.]]


* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: A precedent breaker surprisingly wins the presidency who much of the populous loves. [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment Any other comparisons should be carefully thought over.]]

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: A precedent breaker surprisingly wins the presidency who much of the populous loves. [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment Any other comparisons should be carefully thought over.]]loves, referencing the 2016 election of Donald Trump.


* AChildShallLeadThem

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* AChildShallLeadThemAChildShallLeadThem: The premise.

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* AwesomeButImpractical: Oliver's ideas tend to fall into this, and his advisers largely fail to convince him of the second part.


* BlatantLies: Oliver's family saying that his dog has cancer. The dog is visibly healthy and happily panting and wagging its tail instead of lying down waiting and hoping for the pain to go away.

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* BlatantLies: Oliver's family saying that his dog has cancer. The dog is visibly healthy and happily panting and wagging its tail instead of lying down waiting and hoping for the pain to go away. Oliver later [[ILied admits the 'dog with cancer' story is false]] after realizing Raff is beginning to show signs of subversion.


* OnlySaneMan: Raff is horrified when everybody starts listening to Oliver's commands like they were the word of God in spite of his immaturity and selfishness. We then learn that [[TheCorrupter Oliver]] corrupted the electorate's mentality so that they all fall into the same prepubescent brain level as him and end up supporting him.

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* OnlySaneMan: Raff is horrified when everybody starts listening to Oliver's commands like they were the word of God in spite of his immaturity and selfishness. We then learn that [[TheCorrupter Oliver]] corrupted won over the electorate's mentality so that they support (after initially lagging in the national polls) just by giving them all fall into the same prepubescent brain level as him and end up supporting him.free video games.



* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Oliver orders Raff, his own campaign manager and first supporter, shot with gunfire for disagreeing with him over golf.

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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Oliver orders Raff, his own campaign manager and first supporter, shot with gunfire for disagreeing with him over golf.golf before handing him over to a [[BloodyHorror negligent, inexperienced doctor holding a scalpel]].



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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Oliver orders Raff, his own campaign manager and first supporter, shot with gunfire for disagreeing with him over golf.


* CreateYourOwnVillain: Raff is the one who gets Oliver elected as President.

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* CreateYourOwnVillain: CreateYourOwnVillain:
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Raff is the one who gets Oliver elected as President.



* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: A precedent breaker surprisingly wins the presidency is adored by the populous. [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment Any other comparisons should be carefully thought over.]]

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: A precedent breaker surprisingly wins the presidency is adored by who much of the populous.populous loves. [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment Any other comparisons should be carefully thought over.]]



* GoryDiscretionShot: When Raff is shot, his blood splatters onto a painting of Thomas Jefferson.

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* GoryDiscretionShot: GoryDiscretionShot:
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When Raff is shot, his blood splatters onto a painting of Thomas Jefferson.



* OnlySaneMan: Raff is horrified when everybody starts listening to Oliver's commands like they were the Word of God in spite of his immaturity and selfishness. We then learn that [[TheCorrupter Oliver]] corrupted the electorate's mentality so that they all fall into the same prepubescent brain level as him and end up supporting him.

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* OnlySaneMan: Raff is horrified when everybody starts listening to Oliver's commands like they were the Word word of God in spite of his immaturity and selfishness. We then learn that [[TheCorrupter Oliver]] corrupted the electorate's mentality so that they all fall into the same prepubescent brain level as him and end up supporting him.


* AlcoholInducedIdiocy: Raff made the decision to back Oliver while under the influence of alcohol when he took up another bar-goer's suggestion to endorse Oliver.



* DidntThinkThisThrough: Raff made the decision to back Oliver while under the influence of alcohol when he took up another bar-goer's suggestion to endorse Oliver.

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* DidntThinkThisThrough: Raff made the decision to back Oliver while under the influence of alcohol when he took up another bar-goer's suggestion to endorse Oliver.


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* DrowningMySorrows: Raff is implied to have become an out-of-work alcoholic in the last 2 years after his presidential campaign failed and his rival candidate won the election before running the country into the ground.


* GlobalWarming: Climate change is brought up as one of the many topics that was polling badly in.

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* GlobalWarming: Climate change is brought up as one of the many topics that the last adult president was polling badly in.


* DownerEnding: Raff eventually realizes Oliver is a monster, but fails to convince anyone of this and Oliver has him shot. Raff is taken for surgery, but Oliver has replaced the doctor with an apathetic kid who cares more about playing video games. The kid proceeds to hack into Raff's chest with a knife while Raff screams in agony and while his fate is unknown, it doesn't look good. And when Raff dies, the United States is doomed from its newfound incompetent leadership failing to tackle any of its issues such as foreign threats, crime, environment and economy.

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* DownerEnding: Raff eventually realizes Oliver is a monster, but fails to convince anyone of this and Oliver has him shot. Raff is taken for surgery, but Oliver has replaced the doctor with an apathetic kid who cares more about playing video games. The kid proceeds to hack into Raff's chest with a knife while Raff screams in agony and while his fate is unknown, it doesn't look good. And when Raff dies, the United States is doomed to collapse from its newfound incompetent leadership failing neglecting to tackle any of its issues such as foreign threats, crime, environment and economy.


** Oliver's parents can also fit this trope, as they spoiled him rotten and let him take over the house.



* DownerEnding: Raff eventually realizes Oliver is a monster, but fails to convince anyone of this and Oliver has him shot. Raff is taken for surgery, but Oliver has replaced the doctor with an apathetic kid who cares more about playing video games. The kid proceeds to hack into Raff's chest with a knife while Raff screams in agony and while his fate is unknown, it doesn't look good.

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* DownerEnding: Raff eventually realizes Oliver is a monster, but fails to convince anyone of this and Oliver has him shot. Raff is taken for surgery, but Oliver has replaced the doctor with an apathetic kid who cares more about playing video games. The kid proceeds to hack into Raff's chest with a knife while Raff screams in agony and while his fate is unknown, it doesn't look good. And when Raff dies, the United States is doomed from its newfound incompetent leadership failing to tackle any of its issues such as foreign threats, crime, environment and economy.


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* GlobalWarming: Climate change is brought up as one of the many topics that was polling badly in.


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* CallBack: ContinuityNod:


* InformedAbility: Raff is constantly talked up as a brilliant political mover and shaker, but we only ever see him screw up, while his one actual victory in actually getting Oliver elected happening offscreen with zero explanation of what he did.

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* InformedAbility: Raff is constantly talked up as a brilliant political mover and shaker, but we only ever see him screw up, while his one actual victory in actually getting Oliver elected happening happens offscreen with zero explanation of what he did.

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