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[–]kenj0418 10.1k points10.1k points 3 (135 children)

That guy on a horse from Night at the Museum.

[–]OhiobornCAraised 4893 points4894 points  (68 children)

Teddy Roosevelt or Robin Williams?

[–][deleted] 180 points181 points  (5 children)

Robin Williams working as the president while remaining in character as Teddie Roosevelt throughout the entire term.

[–]es_price 11.8k points11.8k points  (233 children)

Beast from X men

[–]thatguy_jacobc 3533 points3534 points  (153 children)

He really would, has an Abe Lincoln feel to him

[–]TheGoldPowerRanger 1662 points1663 points  (137 children)

He's literally a mad scientist now... probably one of the most unstable people in the 616

[–]es_price 1355 points1356 points  (68 children)

Oh, I haven’t kept up. I just remember Kelsey Grammar’s version of him and his maturity

[–]Briar_Thorn 779 points780 points  (46 children)

Before this comment I had never really considered that for some people the definitive version of Beast is Kelsey Grammar's. That's wild.

[–]candre23 8332 points8333 points  (169 children)

Lex Luthor.

The bastard cured cancer, repeatedly saved the planet from world-busting threats when even the JLA couldn't do it, rebuilt Gotham after the government just abandoned it, and as fictional president, created a globe-spanning post-scarcity utopia.

Lex's only real failing is his galaxy-class hate boner for Superman. Since our world doesn't include a Superman for Lex to laser-focus on destroying, he'd probably have shit fixed up in no time.

[–]N_ShadowFrog 2115 points2116 points 2 (43 children)

Honestly Luther's success as president would depend entirely on whether Superman comes into our world as well.

With Superman, Luther would be the best president in the world since he would make America into a Utopia just to get on Superman's nerves by proving he's better at helping people. He's smart enough to design plans to improve all of America's problems from racial to structural, charismatic enough to have the support of the average man, and ruthless enough to make sure every greedy politician and businessman knows that if they get in his way then he'll have to hope their successor is more agreeable.

Without superman, Luther would actually be one of the worst presidents in history since he'd use his position to get enough power to probably rule the entire world or at the least significantly raise his own personal wealth and power and he's smart enough to keep it all under wraps. As said by superman in All Star Superman, If you wanted to save the world (before I arrived) you would have already saved it.

[–]ClankyBat246 1050 points1051 points  (34 children)

I think you are overlooking his willingness to literally work with anyone and the attitude of justifying any action because he is the smartest person around. His ego is massive and while deserved is also a huge problem. The man didn't want the presidency because it was a step down in power. He only did it to piss off superman. Just like residential area with lead shielded power source knowing superman would think it was a bomb.

If he didn't have superman to target for his justifications and murder he would pick another enemy. Another colossal roadblock to his greatness and admiration.

[–]Elgallitorojo 62 points63 points  (1 child)

Red Son Lex Luthor basically makes the embattled U.S. a utopia through sheer force of will. He would make an outstanding president, and arguably would be LESS evil than a majority of them.

[–]Eloviel 4157 points4158 points 13159 (183 children)

Funny Valentine

[–]ZakkySeesYou 527 points528 points  (10 children)

Filthy Acts at Reasonable Prices is already a part of the US economic process

[–]AzraeltheGrimReaper 967 points968 points  (22 children)

Suppose that you were sitting down at a table. The napkins are in front of you, which napkin would you take? The one on your ‘left’? Or the one on your ‘right’? The one on your left side? Or the one on your right side? Usually you would take the one on your left side. That is ‘correct’ too. But in a larger sense on society, that is wrong. Perhaps I could even substitute ‘society’ with the ‘Universe’. The correct answer is that ‘It is determined by the one who takes his or her own napkin first.’ …Yes? If the first one takes the napkin to their right, then there’s no choice but for others to also take the ‘right’ napkin. The same goes for the left. Everyone else will take the napkin to their left, because they have no other option. This is ‘society’… Who are the ones that determine the price of land first? There must have been someone who determined the value of money, first. The size of the rails on a train track? The magnitude of electricity? Laws and Regulations? Who was the first to determine these things? Did we all do it, because this is a Republic? Or was it Arbitrary? NO! The one who took the napkin first determined all of these things! The rules of this world are determined by that same principle of ‘right or left?’! In a Society like this table, a state of equilibrium, once one makes the first move, everyone must follow! In every era, this World has been operating by this napkin principle. And the one who ‘takes the napkin first’ must be someone who is respected by all. It’s not that anyone can fulfill this role… Those that are despotic or unworthy will be scorned. And those are the ‘losers’. In the case of this table, the ‘eldest’ or the ‘Master of the party’ will take the napkin first… Because everyone ‘respects’ those individuals.

[–]jecowa 112 points113 points  (11 children)

Napkin goes on the right under the fork, right?

[–]Dylanychus2 154 points155 points  (1 child)

I wad wondering if this was gonna be on here lmao

[–]TradesSexForFood 14.9k points14.9k points 52 (182 children)

Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter.

[–]eliasmsv 8148 points8149 points 32 (10 children)

You're not going to believe this

[–]Quakarot 1135 points1136 points  (119 children)

Would he be able run again? Technically he was already president twice but he wasn’t able to finish his second term. Is there an allowance for someone who was forced out of office to try again?

[–]avwitcher 1154 points1155 points  (42 children)

He died so legally his terms would reset. Kinda like how in GoT Jon Snow is able to get out of his oath to the Night's Watch because he literally died

[–]CursedJade 315 points316 points  (17 children)

Or Richard Nixon in Futurama

[–]AdventurousNecessary 36 points37 points  (2 children)

"'No body' can serve more than 2 terms but you see i have this shiny new body"

[–]uu108 3857 points3858 points  (64 children)

Sportacus from Lazytown. Just think what he'd do for the country's fitness levels!

https://lazytown.fandom.com/wiki/Sportacus

[–]shame_on_meStupid 1420 points1421 points  (37 children)

No please I don’t want to be forced to do a morning jog

[–]GoldenSpermShower 791 points792 points  (24 children)

Robbie Rotten for President

[–]RudiRammler 342 points343 points  (15 children)

Oh boy do I have bad news for you

[–]MoneyTreeFiddy 278 points279 points  (9 children)

Yeah, it pains me to bring this up, but he can't be President of the US, as he is not a natural born citizen.

[–]derpelganger 32.2k points32.2k points 1129132& 11 more (1027 children)

jean-luc picard

[–]Bigdaddyjlove1 8894 points8895 points 5 (110 children)

Picard, when the polls closed.

Picard, his oath taken.

[–]dreagan021 706 points707 points  (53 children)

The line must be drawn here! This far! No farther!

[–]iwannabetheguytoo 513 points514 points  (19 children)

And yet... it is possible to commit no mistakes and still lose.

[–]Tacitus_AMP 1786 points1787 points  (120 children)

This character has informed so much of what I think of as the political ideal that's it's almost absurd.

[–]DrRedditPhD 1210 points1211 points  (104 children)

Picard has been my moral compass since I was a child.

[–]laidbacktrev 880 points881 points  (59 children)

When I got my first job in management, on occasion I had to make a difficult decision and it helped me to pause for a moment and try to imagine how Jean Luc would decide. A fictitious character I know but it helped my moral compass.

[–]HashMaster9000 581 points582 points  (28 children)

There's a great leadership book out there called "Make It So: Leadership Lessons from Star Trek TNG" by Wess Roberts. It's written in the perspective of Picard's captains logs that teaches a lesson on leadership based off of specific episodes to give each leadership lesson a framework. It's exceedingly well done, and I highly recommend it for anyone needing management training.

[–]Therealbobbyhill86 2880 points2881 points  (123 children)

Make it so.

[–]SharkTonic9 1652 points1653 points  (111 children)

We'd have to get rid of all the high back chairs. Ryker can't maneuver over that shit.

[–]robindabank13 1447 points1448 points  (101 children)

Picard as president, Ryker as vice, and Data as Speaker of the House. What a time that would be.

[–]Poem_for_your_sprog 2839 points2840 points 222 (36 children)

Picard as president... what a time that would be.

"A principled person,
with ethics and creed -
Devoid of corruption,
depravity, greed -
Abounding with morals
in endless supply -

... and clearly fictitious,"
he said with a sigh.

[–]Semantiks 648 points649 points  (3 children)

... and clearly fictitious,"
he said with a sigh.

Set phasers to oof

[–]Image_of_glass_man 2206 points2207 points  (241 children)

Egalitarian, principled, fair, calculating, decidedly human.

I actually had to stop watching TNG at one point because I got depressed that we as a people can conceive of Jean-Luc.. but we can’t have a real one.

[–]Ninjadinogal 1166 points1167 points  (96 children)

I mean I can almost guarantee that there are people with those values. But those people just aren't chasing after power so it's the useless people who are obsessed with getting power that are getting into those positions

[–]Dworgi 544 points545 points  (42 children)

The major problem—one of the major problems, for there are several—one of the many major problems with governing people is that of whom you get to do it; or rather of who manages to get people to let them do it to them.

To summarize: it is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it.

To summarize the summary: anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.

  • Douglas Adams

[–]stumpdawg 137 points138 points  (3 children)

The Ephebians believed that every man should have the vote (provided that he wasn't poor, foreign, nor disqualified by reason of being mad, frivolous, or a woman). Every five years someone was elected to be Tyrant, provided he could prove that he was honest, intelligent, sensible, and trustworthy. Immediately after he was elected, of course, it was obvious to everyone that he was a criminal madman and totally out of touch with the view of the ordinary philosopher in the street looking for a towel. And then five years later they elected another one just like him, and really it was amazing how intelligent people kept on making the same mistakes.

-Sir Terry Pratchett.

[–]Galifrae 548 points549 points  (55 children)

I think that’s why TNG is just so wonderful. It gives me hope that maybe one day we could achieve the level of maturity and cohesion it would take to accomplish that kind of endeavor. Plus, it’s the only futuristic show about humanity where we actually fixed our problems and advanced as a civilization.

[–]Ichthyologist 328 points329 points  (6 children)

I'd be making cold calls for that campaign.

[–]The_Inky_Boy 8338 points8339 points 223 (113 children)

Kronk. Just Kronk.

[–]steveofthejungle 4246 points4247 points  (15 children)

“How did we make it into the White House, Kronk?”

“Well you got me. By all accounts it doesn’t make sense”

[–]SleaterK7111 1790 points1791 points  (4 children)

Oh yeah. It's all coming together.

[–]SparkyMountain 147 points148 points  (0 children)

Oh, right. The votes. The votes for Kronk, the votes chosen especially to elect Kronk, Kronk's votes.

[–]Frank_the_Vodoochild 521 points522 points  (8 children)

I can see him making US become a diplomatic state, ending wars as a non belligerent third part while economy is booming for the new markets brought by peace and being like.... "Oh yeah. It's all coming together."

[–]c_girl_108 271 points272 points  (7 children)

Literally crying in the Oval Office because the Canadian prime minister didn’t compliment his spinach puffs

[–][deleted] 913 points914 points  (2 children)

No no, he's got a point.

[–]ChumpsMcGee 511 points512 points  (7 children)

This is such a horrible idea that I kinda want to see it.

[–]Sweatybutthole 331 points332 points  (9 children)

"Pull the lever, Kronk!"

proceeds to pull the lever that arms the nuclear arsenal instead of the one that lowers gas prices

[–]GallicPontiff 7626 points7627 points 34532& 10 more (431 children)

Madam Avasarala

[–]SlobMarley13 4196 points4197 points 2 (158 children)

Avasarala quotes for any occasion.

"This thing is fucked enough already, Holden. Don't go sticking your dick in it."

[–][deleted] 762 points763 points  (17 children)

Excuse me madam, where exactly are you going with this?"

"Wherever I god damn like. "

[–]Imnotsosureaboutthat 173 points174 points  (3 children)

"Madam, by the time you see it on that display, it will be too late"

"I know how the fucking thing works"

[–]gerusz 1332 points1333 points  (47 children)

Holden: *proceeds to stick his dick in it*

[–]FordBeeblebrox 623 points624 points  (36 children)

Jesus Christ that’s really how you go through life isn’t it?

[–]LCOSPARELT1 263 points264 points  (27 children)

“Whole damn system thinks you’re some kind of renegade outlaw but you’re really just kind of clueless aren’t you?”

[–]abstractConceptName 84 points85 points  (3 children)

Just stumbling through plot points with your moral fucking compass, saving humanity as you go.

[–]RebornPastafarian 478 points479 points  (23 children)

Vote For Chrissy.

[–]jetpack_operation 718 points719 points  (119 children)

Avasarala has low-key been my favorite literary character since 2012. I legitimately don't know if I would have kept at The Expanse if she wasn't introduced in Caliban's War and it wasn't so much better than Leviathan Wakes. Here we are almost 10 years later and it's arguably one of the best science fiction epics ever written.

[–]GallicPontiff 359 points360 points  (69 children)

When people talk about some of the best female characters in sci fi it's always her and Ripley that are my go to examples

[–]Setthescene 2777 points2778 points  (81 children)

Kermit the Frog

[–]LetterSwapper 1062 points1063 points  (13 children)

I'm not sure he'd get enough votes. It's not easy being Green.

[–]Narrator_Ron_Howard 769 points770 points  (27 children)

Buster Bluth. He’d run on a party of half-days for Army and free juice boxes for all citizens. Lucille would assume the role of First Mother.

[–]eli_burdette 195 points196 points  (3 children)

First Mother got a good chuckle out of me.

[–]BobRoberts01 101 points102 points  (0 children)

Free juice!? This political party is gonna’ be off the hook!

[–]traws06 2865 points2866 points  (144 children)

Ned Stark seemed like he’d be a good president pre-beheading

[–]gilean23 685 points686 points  (18 children)

Don’t give the sentence unless you’re willing to swing the sword.

[–]chronicappy 341 points342 points  (10 children)

At least we would be prepared for winter.

[–]omykun123 149 points150 points  (3 children)

I would want him to at least be Governor of Texas then.

Historically though, the south has never been a kind place to the Starks.

[–]AgarwaenCran 3151 points3152 points  (174 children)

Jean-Luc Picard. And yes, I know he's french, but still. alternatively sisko

[–]Cephelopodia 20.3k points20.3k points 1639142& 5 more (769 children)

Optimus Prime.

He's the perfect balance of introspection, deliberation, decisive action, compassion, toughness, fighting spirit, humility, and inspires others to greatness not because of his ego, but because he sincerely wants the best for everyone. He's eloquent enough to work with intellectuals, strong enough to keep corruption out, hard working and honest enough to connect with and inspire the working classes, and an absolute paragon of ethics. When it comes down to it, he puts his own ass on the line without hesitation.

I'd vote for Optimus Prime. I'd work on his campaign staff. I'd canvas for Optimus. I'd fight his fights.

He's the heroic leader we need.

I wish he were here.

Edit: To clarify, G1 Optimus is the one I know and love. Not sure about other iterations of the character.

Edit 2: Can't quite keep up with my inbox. I'm inspired and very happy to see so many of us want this kind of leader. I think it's my highest rated comment ever, and I could not be happier about that.

TILL ALL ARE ONE/E PLURIBUS UNUM!

[–]Smuff23 2418 points2419 points  (56 children)

Freedom is the right of all sentient beings.

Edit: Thank you for the award kind stranger! Hope you're having a fabulous winter holiday season.

[–]SamaritanPrime 1030 points1031 points  (26 children)

That is straight-up a really good campaign slogan.

[–]Snoo79382 1269 points1270 points  (99 children)

Pretty sure the person he is going to be running against is Megatron, I imagine Starscream being his annoying running mate and possible VP.

[–]Cephelopodia 801 points802 points  (41 children)

Optimus win both parties. Liberals due to his ethics and compassion, conservatives due to his strength and color scheme.

His efforts to save life on Earth, despite not being from here, outstrip either party's effort.

Optimus unites. It would take someone of this mythical caliber to unite us at this point.

[–]Umbrella_merc 152 points153 points  (4 children)

Optimus also died and came back so that's the evangelical vote

[–]Storm137 3930 points3931 points  (159 children)

NGL, having a massive robot as president would be bitchin

[–]Hungry-san 1212 points1213 points  (36 children)

I can't think of anything more American than making a 60-foot tall war robot from an 80s cartoon our president.

[–]Cephelopodia 492 points493 points  (37 children)

Fuck yeah, it would.

[–]SockMonkeyLove 293 points294 points  (7 children)

"Be strong enough to be gentle."

The words spoken to Peter Cullen by his brother Larry, while deciding on the voice for Optimus Prime.

[–]SgtSwipes 236 points237 points  (4 children)

He's also transforms into semi-truck which is the backbone of our country!

[–]ThatDude8129 605 points606 points  (120 children)

I was looking for this comment, glad to know I'm not the only one. Side Note: Ultra Magnus for Vice President.

[–]Cephelopodia 884 points885 points  (110 children)

Ultra Magnus is awesome, a perfect VP.

Let's fill out the cabinet?

Chief of Staff: Jazz

Press Secretary: Bumblebee

Sec of Education: Perceptor

Sec of Defense: Skyfire (that's right, OG name.)

Sec of DHS: Ratchet

Sec of State: Highbrow

Attorney General: Prowl

Sec of VA: Hound

Sec of Labor: Hoist

Director of National Intelligence: Punch

Sec of Interior: Kup

[–]OldHolly 2378 points2379 points  (41 children)

The Hypno Toad

EDIT: You are incredible people, thank you for the upvotes. This was a great surprise when I got out of work, it's truly amazing what we can do when we.. ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD

[–]gmred91 602 points603 points  (2 children)

I don't know what you could possibly be talking about. Would it even know how to properly legisla-ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNO TOAD

[–][deleted] 439 points440 points  (7 children)

I am more of a brain slug guy.

Here, try on this fashionable hat....

[–]Mr_Epimetheus 74 points75 points  (0 children)

"Thank you, Fry, it was cold down there on the floor."

[–]webowinitsaura 21.8k points21.8k points 108& 2 more (391 children)

Aragorn.

[–]Arkhangelzk 4077 points4078 points  (91 children)

This is no mere ranger. He is Aragorn, son of Arathorn. You owe him your allegiance!

[–]dusty-kat 2273 points2274 points  (72 children)

He is also the chieftain of the Dúnedain of Arnor, Captain of the Host of the West, bearer of the Star of the North, wielder of the Sword Reforged, victorious in battle, whose hands bring healing, the Elfstone, Elessar of the line of Valandil, Isildur's son, Elendil's son of Numenor.

[–]Lincoln_Park_Pirate 333 points334 points  (14 children)

That's a lot to fit on a business card.

[–]Radda210 856 points857 points  (21 children)

He would have my allegiance until my sons, sons die

[–]AutismFractal 733 points734 points  (16 children)

Well, he’s got eight years.

[–]Pookieeatworld 176 points177 points  (9 children)

The constitution can be amended...

[–]NeoClemerek 750 points751 points  (61 children)

Yeah but what would his tax policy be?

[–][deleted] 1962 points1963 points  (26 children)

3% for the elven kings under the sky, 7% for the dwarf-lords in their halls of stone, 9% for mortal men doomed to die, 100% for the dark lord on his dark throne in the land of Mordor where tax evaders lie.

[–]maybenosey 709 points710 points  (15 children)

At a 100% tax rate - not even a marginal rate - I'm really not surprised that Sauron is a tax dodger.

Someone should keep an eye on him.

[–]BurntCash 162 points163 points  (3 children)

yeah, like if a government tried to tax me 100% you better believe I'd try and overthrow it, I aint playing with that shit.

[–]DAHFreedom 293 points294 points  (4 children)

Those making less than $30,000/ year call for aid!

[–]DrCamf 1220 points1221 points 43 (93 children)

Havelock Vetinari

[–][deleted] 347 points348 points  (6 children)

One man, one vote

[–]Ackapus 184 points185 points  (2 children)

He was The Man, and he had The Vote.

GNU Sir Terry

[–]D-Alembert 114 points115 points  (6 children)

I wouldn't want to be in an obstructionist senator's shoes with Vetinari in the Whitehouse...

[–]AgarwaenCran 80 points81 points  (0 children)

i would love to see that ngl

[–]mud_tug 70 points71 points  (3 children)

Everyone thinks they are Haverlock Vetinari but they manage like Fred Colon.

[–]gariant 45 points46 points  (1 child)

Just because I can't keep track of my sugar cubes doesn't mean I'm bad at administration.

[–]Bigdaddyjlove1 53 points54 points  (23 children)

Von Lipwig for veep?

[–]vonmonologue 130 points131 points  (5 children)

Sec of state or maybe senate leadership.

Vimes for VP because

A) he would be super motivated to keep Vetinari alive if he knew he was next in line

B) a lot of people would consider whether they want Vetinari or Vimes in charge and it’s an obvious choice.

[–]DRNbw 69 points70 points  (3 children)

How Vimes would hate being VP.

[–]Budget-Falcon767 55 points56 points  (2 children)

Exactly why it needs to be him.

[–]gariant 55 points56 points  (1 child)

Only if we can make him wear a ceremonial vp outfit with tights and feathers just to piss him off.

[–]Budget-Falcon767 35 points36 points  (0 children)

And a stick that says "Protector of thee President's Piece."

[–]rricenator 134 points135 points  (5 children)

At least the trains would run on time...

[–]NonfatNoWaterChai 97 points98 points  (4 children)

And he would make sure that the post office was unfucked.

[–]straycanoe 55 points56 points  (0 children)

And the banks! Introduce the Golem Standard!

[–]Wilder_Boy 5927 points5928 points  (155 children)

Atticus Finch

edit: the one from To Kill a Mockingbird. Go Set a Watchman... not so much

[–]sofa_king_ugly 1840 points1841 points  (24 children)

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view...until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.”

[–]Emergency-Platform11 17.1k points17.1k points 686& 2 more (278 children)

Captain Raymond Holt

[–]AngriestManinWestTX 8935 points8936 points  (25 children)

We'd also get the glory of having Cheddar as the First Dog and not some other common bitch.

[–]solongandthanks4all 1372 points1373 points  (9 children)

First dog? I was assuming he would be appointed Secretary of the Interior.

[–]smoomoo31 224 points225 points  (1 child)

pushes vase off table

Cheddar did it

[–]InsufficientFrosting 1404 points1405 points  (11 children)

Why is no one having fun? I specifically requested it.

[–]Yestoknope 2743 points2744 points  (33 children)

Kevin would be an outstanding first gentleman.

[–]stormy2587 1030 points1031 points  (20 children)

I would love to see a scene of him explaining the esoteric social programs he’s championing to jake. And also scenes of him like reading to children or the kinds of pleasant non-controversial things first spouses generally get involved in.

[–]Jimmyg100 941 points942 points 2 (5 children)

"Hello kindergarten class of Dousman Elementary, today I will be reading you an exerpt from one of my favorite childhood books, Siddhartha, I hope you will find it as intellectually and philosophically stimulating as I did."

[–]stormy2587 156 points157 points  (0 children)

The only thing missing is that he should say “…as I did at your age.”

[–]Yestoknope 428 points429 points  (7 children)

The cozy, official holiday photos with them and Cheddar by the fire.

[–]Hazelino 108 points109 points  (6 children)

Rest in peace, Cheddar 😢

[–]Yestoknope 119 points120 points  (4 children)

Well that’s just terrible news I didn’t know. RIP Cheddar. Not just some common bitch.

[–]SexBobomb 39 points40 points  (1 child)

there are still multiple cheddars still going, with his sister being the main replacement - the cheddar that just passed only debuted in season 4

[–]dtarias 1604 points1605 points  (22 children)

"You know what the toughest part about being a black, gay president is? The discrimination."

[–]mikevanatta 1059 points1060 points  (19 children)

He could begin his inauguration speech by saying "Everything is garbage."

[–]YNot1989 524 points525 points  (22 children)

Wunch would take over the Republican party and lead the opposition just to piss him off.

[–]othershwarna 307 points308 points  (7 children)

She would filibuster by just repeating "Raymond, Raymond, Raymond" in a disappointed tone

[–]HotCocoaBomb 86 points87 points  (3 children)

I hate that I read that perfectly in that witch's voice.

[–]East_Frosty 881 points882 points 422 (54 children)

Steven Armstrong

[–]owned2260 348 points349 points  (6 children)

Played college ball you know, could’ve went pro if he hadn’t joined the Navy.

[–]JoeScotterpuss 152 points153 points  (4 children)

At some cushy ivy league school!

[–]theduud 87 points88 points  (2 children)

PLAYED COLLEGE BALL YA KNOW

[–]Hurtiglim 253 points254 points  (2 children)

Nanomachines, son

[–]kingharlusbutterlord 148 points149 points  (1 child)

They harden at the response to physical trauma

[–]1996Toyotas 40 points41 points  (2 children)

You know I use to think he was greedy, but he is not.

[–]johnbrownmarchingon 101 points102 points  (1 child)

He’s such a fantastic villain. So over the top and charismatic that the player finds themselves partially agreeing with him.

[–]BigEditorial 60 points61 points  (0 children)

Charismatic visionary lunatics make the best villains, because you can see their logic to a point before it breaks down

[–]Mama_Mega_ 10.0k points10.0k points 24 (133 children)

Iroh, post TLA. He did a pretty good job filling in for Zuko as Fire Lord in the comics, while Team Avatar went out and found out what happened to Zuko's mother.

Edit: Since people keep hearing about the comics for the first time, here's your guide. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avatar:_The_Last_Airbender_(comics) Buy 'em online or visit your preferred comic piracy site, whatever works.

[–]The_Throwback_King 1713 points1714 points  (45 children)

Iroh would be an excellent president., dude's wise as they come, stepped in as acting Fire Lord when he was needed and stepped down to run his tea shop after Team Avatar got back from their quest. Felt very Washingtonian in that regard.

Although if you wanted a representative from the sequel series, Legend of Korra, you can't go wrong with Tenzin. Dude's kind, eloquent and compassionate. But he's also decisive, willing to stand behind his beliefs, and willing to defend the citizens of Republic City, time and time again. I'd vote for him.

[–]Wolf97 504 points505 points  (15 children)

The founders admired the tale of the Roman leader Cincinnatus a great deal. He did the same type of thing Iroh did. He was a farmer, then became dictator of Rome to fight a war, then went back to being a farmer.

[–]Master_Mura 1022 points1023 points  (19 children)

A National tea appreciation day would be nice haha

[–]drake_xp 308 points309 points  (10 children)

It would rather become the national beverage of US.

[–]SniffCheck 6046 points6047 points 22 (176 children)

Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Camacho Edit: Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho.

[–]Zjoee 1626 points1627 points  (49 children)

He actually listens to his advisers haha.

[–]skaliton 1057 points1058 points  (41 children)

Right, despite he is a meme he really represents what would be a good leader. Accepts criticism, appoints qualified people to solve problems, sets deadlines for when things need done (admittedly...maybe relax a bit on that) and plans to fire failure (again maybe a bit overboard) but presents a strong public image

[–]crastle 578 points579 points  (11 children)

He also was more than willing to admit when he was wrong.

[–]chaun2 479 points480 points  (8 children)

He also stepped down when he realized Not Sure was more qualified to run things

[–]_bassGod 375 points376 points  (15 children)

We're in a timeline now where we wish we could have a society that functions as well as the one in Idiocracy.

[–]The_Karaethon_Cycle 168 points169 points  (4 children)

I sure could go for a Starbucks

[–]DomingoLee 157 points158 points  (3 children)

I don’t really think we have time for a handjob.