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Which variation of this quote does it count as if the head advisor/vice ruler is a Reasonalbe Authority Figure and the actual ruler itself is The Chamberlain?
I dont' understand the strikethrough in the trope description. Why is it there? Should I just cut the part that's struck through?
Anyone played Adam Cadre's Varicella, and have an opinion on whether she'd fit here? She's not a chancellor per se, but the goal of the game is to become the regent for the (5 year old) king, and some of the acts she commits to get the job are quite evil.
Is there a trope for scheming regents and would-be regents? Lord knows there's enough of them in real life, let alone fiction. And it's rather different from the situation of a chancellor.
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I sugest changing the name to The Vizir or a derivative thereof. Because thats what the trope is really called. You say he plays The Vizir character in this show, everybody knows what you are talking about. Say Evil Chancellor and people wonder if you talking german politics.
Trope namer is 1001 nights.
True, but the Vizirs in the actual 1001 nights are usually not evil. This perception is due to an oversimplification which has a lot to do with European prejudice and limited perception of Islamic societies.
I went and ran this down because the Evil Vizir is usually Jafar. Turns out that the Good Vizir Giafar in Arabian Nights and the Evil Vizir Jafar in Aladdin are the same guy, Ja'far ibn Yahya, the Grand Vizir to Abbasid Caliph Haroun al Raschid. Why that is, how he changed, the deponent knoweth not.
Massive Character Derailment, that's for sure.
I moved the The Golden Voyage Of Sinbad example to The Good Chancellor because it fits better there.
Shouldn't ALL the "Exceptions/Inversions/Aversions" be moved there, now that it exists?
The Bismarck arguement starts HERE.
It said no real life examples. However, if real life examples were allowed, than I would have to say the most evil chancellor was Adolf Hitler (chancellor of Germany).
Bismarck created Germany, and he opposed overseas imperialism (this is why Germany had so few colonies in Africa; those were founded by private corporations).
Theres no realistic or reasonable way to include Hitler without Steve Bannon. The only difference is the man he was chacellor to was not completely evil.
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