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Which fictional leader would you want to be in charge right now?

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SirSamuelVimes Wed 23-Sep-20 12:08:10

Inspired by the "which prime minister" thread.

Which fictional leader (prime minister, president, empress... Whatever!) would you like to be in control of the current situation?

I'm going for Lord Vetinari, from Terry Pratchett's Discworld. Clever, ruthless, efficient, knows the value of human life (to the penny, having trained as an Assassin) but not sentimental (again, Assassin). Doesn't have to worry about public opinion as there's only one vote for leader in Ankh Morpork, and it's his.

Plus he's got Leonardo da Vinci (ok, Leonard of Quirm) locked in a room and a whole university of wizards to call on. I reckon he'd do a pretty good job.

Who's the fictional leader of men & women you'd like to be currently living under?

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Kanaloa Wed 23-Sep-20 12:25:12

Probably someone fron Harry Potter. The political leaders were generally quite incompetent but they can do magic, so could probably just sort coronavirus out with some potion or something.

Gingernaut Wed 23-Sep-20 12:26:06

Jed Bartlett from The West Wing

MrsAvocet Wed 23-Sep-20 12:26:14


OrangeGinLemonFanta Wed 23-Sep-20 12:26:45

I wouldn't mind Jed Bartlett at POTUS, it would be a vast improvement on the current occupier of the West Wing.

WillowintheUK Wed 23-Sep-20 12:27:29

Another vote for Jed Bartlet!

WearyandBleary Wed 23-Sep-20 12:28:46

Jed Bartlett stateside

Hugh Grant in Love Actually here

JamieLeeCurtains Wed 23-Sep-20 12:29:23

James T Kirk of the USS Enterprise. And Spock. And Uhura.

Mooey89 Wed 23-Sep-20 12:30:20

Hugh grant

TakeMeToYourLiar Wed 23-Sep-20 12:31:12

Would also say vetinari

JesusInTheCabbageVan Wed 23-Sep-20 12:31:53

Dr Bravestone from Jumanji. grin

dun1urkin Wed 23-Sep-20 12:34:51

Another vote for Jed Bartlet

(We’re watching again at the moment)

midlifecrash Wed 23-Sep-20 12:36:08


BuggeredItUpAgain Wed 23-Sep-20 12:38:42

I think Dumbledore would be useless. I’m going for Thomas Cromwell as per Hilary Mantel before he went bad.

FairNotFair Wed 23-Sep-20 12:39:31

Miss Annersley from the Chalet School (her beautiful voice would come across well in press briefings)

planplan Wed 23-Sep-20 12:39:40

Napoleon the pig

Xuli Wed 23-Sep-20 12:40:33

Definitely Jed Bartlett

30daysoflight Wed 23-Sep-20 12:41:46

Another vote for Jed Bartlett

SirSamuelVimes Wed 23-Sep-20 12:42:45


Dr Bravestone from Jumanji. grin

I suspect that your choice may be motivated by reasons other than his ability to handle a crisis!

Liking the Star Trek original series choice. You'll need to add McCoy though, for the medical expertise. He's got pills that make you grow new kidneys.

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lazylinguist Wed 23-Sep-20 12:45:52

Ha - I opened the thread in order to say Vetinari!

SirSamuelVimes Wed 23-Sep-20 12:50:06


Ha - I opened the thread in order to say Vetinari!

Clearly you have excellent taste in dictators! grin

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Tallpaulwho Wed 23-Sep-20 13:14:31


EekThreek Wed 23-Sep-20 13:15:58

If Jed Bartlet was in charge, I'd moved to America yesterday.

Whokilledthesucculent Wed 23-Sep-20 13:19:15

I second Hugh Grant grin

wherescathynow Wed 23-Sep-20 13:19:28

A vote for Jed Bartlett from me too!

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