Translated by Richard M. The Loeb Classical Library.
So what we do is we help one guy take over the planet. He pulls the strings, and then we pull his. When the nominal leader of a nation—most commonly some form of royalty—is secretly a figurehead controlled by other elements, whether inside or outside the government. Usually the real power will be a Regent for Lifea scheming spousea Government Conspiracyor a particularly skillful Evil Chancellor ; the general populace will think that the nominal ruler is really the one in charge, and he or she can have a variety of reactions — they may be trying desperately to get power back, may be content with the status quo as The Way Things Are Meant To Be, may be too busy having fun to careor in some extreme cases may not even know themselves the extent to which they're being played.
In some cases this will be built right into the system of government, though only the highest officials will know that.
Often the protagonists will help open the Puppet King's eyes and help him take his government back. Does not apply to cases like most modern-day monarchies, where the monarch is explicitly a figurehead and the true power lies in elected officials.
The government has to at least make a show that the ruler is calling the shots to qualify for this trope. Also not to be confused with Puppeteer Parasite or People Puppets.
Compare Shadow Dictator and Decoy Leader. An Apparently Powerless Puppetmaster is a subversion looks powerless, but isn't, and takes advantage of that perception. A usually more mundane example may be a Clueless Boss. See also Our Presidents Are Different.
In Naruto it was eventually revealed that Yagura, the Fourth Mizukage and ruler of the Village Hidden in the Mist, was mind-controlled by someone who claimed to be Madara Uchiha.
The extent to which he was aware of his control is unknown. After what's shown of Yagura's true personality, however, it can be assumed that he was probably under complete and utter control of Tobi. Quite common in the various Mobile Suit Gundam series. The first Mobile Suit Gundam series had this.
By the time the action rolls, Sovereign Degwin Zabi's power over Zeon was heavily diminished due to his old age and his son and heir Gihren's manipulation. And it gets worse after Degwin's youngest son, Garma, dies; the old man's thrown across the Despair Event HorizonGihren plots more and more, and then This was also used in further Universal Century installments, specially in the case of one Mineva Lao Zabi.
She's a seven-year-old girl and the last descendant of the Zeons, but the one truly in command is her tutor and the governor of the Axis, a Dark Action Girl known as Haman Kahn. According to other sources, Haman Kahn herself was this close to play the trope straight at age sixteen, after her father and former leader Maharajah died and she was appointed as the Axis governor by the Zeon military, hoping she'd be easy to control.
Yet despite that, the agenda is really being controlled by Blue Cosmos, and several other major anti-Coordinator lobby groups, headed first by Murata Azrael and later by his successor, Lord Djibril.
It's Blue Cosmos who pulls the strings; the Earth Alliance just follows along. Other Gundam examples include Queen Maria of the brutal Zanscare Empire, who is on the whole a very kind and decent woman who is painfully aware of her lack of real power.
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing had Duke Dermail attempt to make Relena Peacecraft into one of these when he gave the the title "Queen of the World", but she went and turned that into a truly authoritative position and ended up reforming the Rommefeller Foundation into a benevolent pacifistic state.
He is the Homunculus Wrath and only the figurehead to the real leader, Father. For his entire life he served Father's will and had very little freedom of his own. It is why he cherished his wifeas it was the ONLY thing he willingly chose with that very freedom he had.
Similarly, in the anime versionBradley is the Homonculus Pride and is controlled by Dante in her never-ending use of the Amestris military as a tool of despair to make people create Philosopher's Stones.
However, since Dante couldn't care less about day-to-day issues of the nation, Bradley has a lot more autonomy in this version than his original counterpart and seems to take an inordinate amount of, wellpride in his own leadership.
So she goes incognito to learn about her own country. This leads to her becoming involved in a rebellion against the corrupt portion of her government, which in turn results in her taking direct control of the army, thus solving that little problem.
In The Bride of AdarshanAlec realizes that this is what the nobles are trying to turn him into when his brother, the actual king, falls ill and someone has to temporarily become his replacement. As a prince and therefore someone in a position of authority, but as someone who has no actual supporters or influence, he'd be the perfect pawn.In agreement with Alison Weir about how ruthless and dangerous Richard III could be Sir Thomas More, famous for writing the 'History of King Richard III' the novel that .
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Richard III is a historical play by William Shakespeare believed to have been written around It depicts the Machiavellian rise to power and subsequent short reign of King Richard III of England.
The play is grouped among the histories in the First Folio and is most often classified as such. Occasionally, however, as in the quarto edition, it is termed a tragedy.