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"I did not make myself king. God did. King by divine right! Now you come to me with this document seeking to limit the authority given to me by God!?"
King John Plantagenet of England, Robin Hood (2010)

"When I try to be strong, I make a fool of myself. When I try to be merciful, people walk all over me. When I try to listen to counsel, it turns out I've picked the wrong men! When I try to do everything on my own, Dalinar has to take over lest I ruin the kingdom. How do people know what to do? Why don't I know what to do? I was born to this office, given the throne by the Almighty himself! Why would he give me the title, but not the capacity? It defies reason. And yet, everyone seems to know things that I do not. My father could rule even the likes of Sadeas—men loved Gavilar, feared him, and served him all at once. I can't even get a darkeyes to obey a command to come visit the palace! Why doesn't this work? What do I have to do?"
King Elhokar Kholin, Words of Radiance (second book of The Stormlight Archive)

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"Formerly, when a king died at Versailles the reign of his successor was immediately announced by the cry: "The king is dead, long live the king", in order to make it understood that despotism is immortal! Now an entire people, moved by a sublime instinct, cried: Long live the Republic! to teach the universe that tyranny died with the tyrant."
Maximilien Robespierre, his speech after the execution of Louis XVI

All embrace me,
It's my time to rule at last!
Fifteen years have I been waiting
To sit upon my throne!
No allegiance,
I will swear no oath,
Crowned by god not by the church,
As my power is divine!
'Sabaton, Carolus Rex''

"You cannot possibly defeat me. Do you know why? Because I was born to be king."
Oma Zi-O, Kamen Rider Zi-O
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