Is there any benefit in getting a Tag Badges?

Or is simply to motivate the user to win it?

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    With a gold tag badge, you get the ability to single-handedly close as dupes questions with that tag. Dec 28, 2016 at 10:42
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    This is a good question because I was surprised the first time this happened to me: voted to close a question with a tag I had a gold badge for, and it was suddenly closed, as @J.M. described. Then it dawned on me I have special powers now... So the previous comment may as well be added as an answer to draw attention to this feature.
    – Jens
    Jan 1, 2017 at 20:55

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To quote the documentation in Help Center > Badges > Tags (which I didn't really read carefully myself, initially):

Earn at least 1000 total score for at least 200 non-community wiki answers in the plotting tag. These users can single-handedly mark plotting questions as duplicates and reopen them as needed.

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    This actually makes me a lot more hesitant to mark a dupe, since no one else will be voting on it.
    – Jason B.
    Jan 3, 2017 at 12:38
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    @user, Uncle Ben said something along the lines of "with great power comes..." y'know the rest. Jan 3, 2017 at 16:31
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    Can we edit those movies together to use the first Uncle Ben and the second Peter Parker?
    – Jason B.
    Jan 3, 2017 at 21:22
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    @user9490 This is the movie I found. Thanks a lot, internet.
    – Jens
    Jan 4, 2017 at 0:23

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