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Eradicating evil was always on my to-do list ([personal profile] cerebel) wrote in [community profile] bakerstreet2013-03-17 11:57 am

You Are Now In Charge Of Things [Surprise!]

YOU ARE NOW IN CHARGE OF THINGS: THE MEME


ROLES

1) CAPTAIN. (Starship; ship of the line; pirates; merchants.) You hold absolute authority over your crew, to life and death.

2) COMMANDER. (Military; covert operations; bases.) Hundreds, maybe thousands, of men and women look to you for orders.

3) SENATOR. (Modern; historical (Rome, Greece); local; national; planetary.) You are a voting member of a governing body. You might represent a specific area of land, or a specific nation, or you might just be one of a percentage.

4) EXECUTIVE. (President; governor; mayor; CEO.) You wield executive power, whether that is in a governmental sense or a corporate one.

5) MONARCH. (King; Queen; Emperor; Regent.) You are part of an inherited line of royalty.

6) DICTATOR. (General; idol; god-king.) You took control, with or without popular approval, and now you have to keep it.

7) OTHER. (Crew-leader; moderator; principal; guard; teacher; babysitter; parent; organizer.)



SITUATIONS.

1) Who the hell put me in charge? You're a newbie, and you have no idea what you're doing.

2) Remember, a princiPal is your Pal. It's really hard to convince these people to trust you. What do you have to do to make it happen?

3) Revolution. Are you the threatened regime, or do you want to bring them down?

4) Matters of life and death. Shit just got real. You have to make some serious decisions, maybe in terms of executions, or battles, or even assassinations.

5) Petitions. Everyone wants a little piece of your power, and how do they try to get it? By begging you for favors.

6) Abuse of power. Even the most perfect ruler has reasons they might take things too far.

7) Loyalty. From sworn allegiance to just trusted assistants, loyalty is the foundation of leadership. How deep does yours go?

8) Omnipotence. You gained the role you did because you became all-powerful. (Or nearly so.) You wanted to change things. Did it work? Or did you just become the system you hated all along?

9) Bargaining. Sometimes, you have to compromise to get things done. Peace treaty? Legislation? Whatever it is, you have to work with someone else to make it happen.

10) Other. Whatever you can think of!
hasnomentor: (Two people in one.)

7 - 9 [Ambassador Reyes]

[personal profile] hasnomentor 2013-03-17 07:09 pm (UTC)(link)
[Jaime still thinks this is a mistake. Why make him an ambassador? His only real interaction with an ambassador was the Reach Ambassador and that didn't end well. Nonetheless, he is given the job and told to bargain to negotiate peace. He really hopes they knew just who they were choosing for this job.]
twelfthprince: (and the power to impress)

And the Emperor he's bargaining with!

[personal profile] twelfthprince 2013-03-17 09:09 pm (UTC)(link)
[Reyes' timing was very bad, or possibly very good, depending on how one looked at it. His party had barely arrived in Xing when the Emperor finally stopped clinging to life, the usual succession squabble began, and no one had much time for external affairs.

This one was largely bloodless, but it seemed determined to make up for that fact in slowness. It was more than a week before Emperor Ling was ready to see the ambassador.]

This should be interesting.

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I thought so :3

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captainbrowncoat: (pic#)

Captain Malcolm Reynolds - Firefly/Serenity - 1 - 7

[personal profile] captainbrowncoat 2013-03-17 07:15 pm (UTC)(link)
[ The only reason Mal has the title of captain, is well he owns that piece of crap Firefly class transport. There might just the entire blind loyalty that comes from some of his crew. ]

Mind if I cut in here?

[personal profile] igotmanparts 2013-03-18 03:05 am (UTC)(link)
So, now what are ya thinkin' on doin' to get us some more cashy money? We ain't gotta bring Moon-brain with us again? She is like a bad luck charm of a sort, don'tcha think?

[Jayne crossed his arms across his chest as he ate a bag of protein chips. Looking at Mal intently, okay...maybe it was glaring, but that is how he rolled.]

Not at all!

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Most excellent!

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gregorian: (pic#5828479)

Gregor Vorbarra / the Vorkosigan saga / OTA

[personal profile] gregorian 2013-03-17 07:26 pm (UTC)(link)
[ Available as Emperor of Barrayar and also as AUs; I'd be willing to play him as things like a Roman emperor, as European royalty, and as Russian royalty. I'd be very interested in playing him off of modern muses in a he-is-a-King context, even if he's more of a figurehead and doesn't have much power but still commands loyalty. ]
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mayorguyliner: (14)

Anthony Garcia / Batman (Nolanverse)

[personal profile] mayorguyliner 2013-03-17 07:27 pm (UTC)(link)
[ Canonically the mayor of Gotham City. Would love to interact with heroes and bad guys; various permutations of DC canon as well as crossovers and such welcome. ]
aceinthehood: (Hand full of Aces)

various canons you say

[personal profile] aceinthehood 2013-03-17 10:34 pm (UTC)(link)
[Red Hood doesn't exactly care for politicians. He figures that anyone clever enough to worm their way into power probably doesn't deserve to have it in the first place. On the other hand, Garcia is all they've got and he'll just have to work with that.

When Garcia returns to his office Hood is already sitting in his chair idly regarding the Gotham skyline through the window. There is a manila folder in his lap and his black-gloved fingers are tapping against his thigh.]


Have a nice night out, mayor?
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:D

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kingofhellfire: (Default)

In some manner of AU where he survived the events of TDKR?

[personal profile] kingofhellfire 2013-03-18 11:49 pm (UTC)(link)
[Sebastian Shaw had taken an immediate interest in ambitious plans to rebuild the vast devastation that Bane had wreaked upon the city. Of course, it wasn't entirely out of the goodness of his own heart, there was a vast void in Gotham's business world to be filled by someone and in the process he was accumulating a lot of favors from important people both inside and outside the city.

Gotham University was severely damaged by rioting, and Sebastian has proposed to invest $100 million of his own money in rebuilding and renovating the school. That is the obtensible purpose of meeting the mayor, the first time they've had a significant face-to-face, even though they've no doubt encountered each other at social events before.

Really, it's just as much about feeling out the leadership of the city. There is no question whatsoever that if things go through, that Sebastian can count having major influence in Gotham. But would he simply be a player or the big man on the block? With Wayne Enterprises in limbo, Sebastian smelt blood.

The Mayor's secretary would no doubt inform him that Shaw was here.]

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appealingavarice: ([sanguine] your long-lost pal)

Greed | Fullmetal Alchemist | Role 6 preferred

[personal profile] appealingavarice 2013-03-17 08:00 pm (UTC)(link)
[[ FUCK YEAH he finally owns the world! Or part of it at least. ]]
twelfthprince: (Default)

Ling Yao | Fullmetal Alchemist | hey look it's canon

[personal profile] twelfthprince 2013-03-17 08:06 pm (UTC)(link)
[The new Emperor of Xing is something of a reformer, as evidenced by the fact that most of his half-brothers and -sisters are still alive. Those who assume it's because he's weak or soft are just setting themselves up for disappointment.]
themomentoftherose: (insignia/interest)

Oenone Zero | The Mortal Engines Quartet | no 6 or 8

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bathtothefuture: (Default)

Lucius Modestus | Thermae Romae | OTA

[personal profile] bathtothefuture 2013-03-17 09:21 pm (UTC)(link)
[Hope you're ready to have the best public baths ever]
hypnotic_patter: (Suited for Suits)

Music Meister | Batman: The Brave and the Bold | 7-1

[personal profile] hypnotic_patter 2013-03-17 09:52 pm (UTC)(link)
[Mind control abilities tend to make him in charge of whatever's happening it for the duration of his next song. Music Meister is someone to be feared, even if his dress sense is hard to respect. Unfortunately now someone's decided to make him head of the local powerful crime syndicate...and he has no idea what to do with it.

He's a musician, darnit, not a mobster.]
aceinthehood: (Godspeed you idiot)

Earth-3 Red Hood | Batman: BatB | 2-3

[personal profile] aceinthehood 2013-03-17 09:59 pm (UTC)(link)
[What idiot put him in charge of this world's superheroes? He has no training, no experience in leadership, and the last time he lead anything he got the entire gang captured by the Injustice Syndicate.

Oh, right. Because no one else is stupid enough to take the job.]
littleshortforanelemental: (Default)

Nikolai Djerassi | Battletech | OTA

[personal profile] littleshortforanelemental 2013-03-17 10:18 pm (UTC)(link)
[The old Khan of Clan Goliath Scorpion has resumed his post and is ready to receive visitors...]
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unmakeme: (Default)

Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow | MCU | OTA

[personal profile] unmakeme 2013-03-17 10:35 pm (UTC)(link)
[[OOC: I don't mind if you want to tag in actionspam, but I will respond in prose.

So many people would have to be dead or captured for Natasha to end up in charge of SHIELD. Clint would have to be concussed.

Speaking of, if anyone with a Clint would like to play out Natasha trying to handle being in charge because while also leading him around like a child cause he's asking her what happened every five minutes, I will love you forever.

She could be in a position of power with one of her cover identities. Also fine with AUs. Maybe Russian aristocracy way back when. Or a crime boss. Something off the beaten path.]]
only_half_a_god: (Default)

Fou-Lu | Breath of Fire IV | ota (shipping/smut welcome)

[personal profile] only_half_a_god 2013-03-17 11:33 pm (UTC)(link)
*It's about time he reclaimed his throne as the God Emperor of the Fou Empire. He who united a warring country under his power. To have it all back again, despite not being complete, is a good feeling.*

{You're welcome to come up with a prompt of your own, if it suits you. Prose or action tags is up to you!}}
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scarlet_devil: (smile)

Remilia Scarlet | Touhou Project

[personal profile] scarlet_devil 2013-03-18 01:33 am (UTC)(link)
[If it's 5 or 6, you certainly won't hear her complaining about it.]
prettymuchdead: (2)

Shane Walsh | TWD | OTA

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Mellia | Knights in the Nightmare | OTA

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arcofiron: (Wink/Happy)

Tony Stark | MU | OTA

[personal profile] arcofiron 2013-03-18 02:33 pm (UTC)(link)
[Because giving Tony a lot of power is always a good idea]
kingofhellfire: (Default)

[personal profile] kingofhellfire 2013-03-18 11:51 pm (UTC)(link)
[As the Black King of the Hellfire Club, he has more than enough power to qualify for this thread canonically. Also, the owner of Shaw Industries and the centre of a vast political web.]
windygodboy: (Default)

John Egbert | Homestuck | OTA

[personal profile] windygodboy 2013-03-18 11:58 pm (UTC)(link)
[Friendleaders count, right?]
deshabille: «vampire judging the fuck outta you» (Default)

mal / discworld / ota

[personal profile] deshabille 2013-03-19 11:59 pm (UTC)(link)
[this will end in tears]
grabthecheese: (ins-and-outs)

[personal profile] grabthecheese 2013-03-20 12:32 am (UTC)(link)
[How Maladicta got the job is something she will never understand. The only explanation she can see is that she either bribed or threatened the right people; made easier by the fact that, though it was meant to be a public decision (she's not even sure what that means), only a handful of people had been allowed to participate. They were told it's the new democracy. It is meant to bring Borogravia on par with the major nations surrounding them.

It's new. It's experimental. And, considering who they elected for senator, it's doomed for disaster.

The army is mostly stationed around the capital now, to protect their new officials from enemy assassinations. As far as she knows, no other country has shown even remote interest in how they rule their country, but they are told it's highly important, and that only their presence is keeping enemy hordes from slaughtering their politicians. Some things, she supposes, never changes.

Though personally she'd actually like to see someone attempt to slaughter Mal.

And, speak of the devil--]


Hello, Senator.

[She says it before Mal has a chance to announce her presence, and easily shifts her stance into one of perfect attention - of the sort any soldier can read as meaning "I am only doing this so I don't have to salute you."]

Army inspection?

[Sergent had put her above Mal in the army, and she might have been a bit smug about that. But Mal has definitely one-upped her on this one. Ten-upped her, at least, if she's being honest. She even has her own carriage, she notices, with guards around it.]

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Queen Elizabeth I | Elizabeth: The Golden Age | OTA

[personal profile] virginqueen 2013-04-11 02:45 am (UTC)(link)
[Yeah. She's the Queen.]