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24th Feb '17 5:17:48 PM Frem3
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** In ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Wing]]'', only one man stands as the concrete definition of this trope: Treize Kushrenada. How did he make the [[TheFederation Earth Federation]] fall into [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy OZ]]'s clutches? [[spoiler:Freely give the location of the Federation council's meeting to the [[LaResistance Gundam pilots.]]]] And it ended [[spoiler:with the pilot killing the leader [[NiceJobBreakingItHero who was ready to start peace talks,]] stripping the pilots from colony support, and making them have a [[HeroicBSOD (rather) minor mental breakdown.]]]] Considering the goal of the [[ColonyDrop ''real'' Operation Meteor]], it is possible that his goal is to [[spoiler:strip all the bad guys (the ObstructiveBureaucrat Earth Sphere Alliance members, the Romefeller Foundation [[WarForFunAndProfit who had their hand in financing the war,]] and the war-toting colonist rebels) from their power in one go.]] In the end, he's ultimately victorious, roping the Gundam pilots into serving as muscle for his plan to launch TheWarToEndAllWars, and dying on his own terms.

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** In ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Wing]]'', only one man stands as the concrete definition of this trope: Treize Kushrenada.Khushrenada. How did he make the [[TheFederation Earth Federation]] fall into [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy OZ]]'s clutches? [[spoiler:Freely give the location of the Federation council's meeting to the [[LaResistance Gundam pilots.]]]] And it ended [[spoiler:with the pilot killing the leader [[NiceJobBreakingItHero who was ready to start peace talks,]] stripping the pilots from colony support, and making them have a [[HeroicBSOD (rather) minor mental breakdown.]]]] Considering the goal of the [[ColonyDrop ''real'' Operation Meteor]], it is possible that his goal is to [[spoiler:strip all the bad guys (the ObstructiveBureaucrat Earth Sphere Alliance members, the Romefeller Foundation [[WarForFunAndProfit who had their hand in financing the war,]] and the war-toting colonist rebels) from their power in one go.]] In the end, he's ultimately victorious, roping the Gundam pilots into serving as muscle for his plan to launch TheWarToEndAllWars, and dying on his own terms.
16th Feb '17 6:30:05 PM Bek-359
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** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed Gundam 00]]'' Aeolia Schenberg ([[spoiler:from beyond the grave!]]) Fucking. Ribbons. Almark.
** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed Gundam AGE]]'' Any "plot necessary" male character, except Kio. Seriously. Flit [[spoiler: builds the Gundam and passes it down for 60 years for revenge against the Vagan for killing his mom and Yurin]]. Grodek [[spoiler: shipjacks the Diva (TECHNICALLY on orders) for the same reason as Flit, in the very same attack too, except it's his wife and daughter, makes a deal with the space Mafia for ships, goes AWOL and basically goes renegade to attack the enemy because the regular army are sad sacks.]] Wolf, well, he's small potatoes. Just getting his own custom (better than) military mech. Quite illegal, by his own admission. Kiddie theft of the Gundam doesn't count. I guess [[spoiler: aiding and abetting, and putting a piece in Johnny Law's face may start to qualify.]] That's just the first three characters. The bad guys orchestrated the whole thing [[spoiler: and are actually the victims! They're the supposed good guys! They only did it because they want to go home!]]

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** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]'' Aeolia Schenberg ([[spoiler:from beyond the grave!]]) Fucking. Ribbons. Almark.
** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE Gundam AGE]]'' Any "plot necessary" male character, except Kio. Seriously. Flit [[spoiler: builds the Gundam and passes it down for 60 years for revenge against the Vagan for killing his mom and Yurin]]. Grodek [[spoiler: shipjacks the Diva (TECHNICALLY on orders) for the same reason as Flit, in the very same attack too, except it's his wife and daughter, makes a deal with the space Mafia for ships, goes AWOL and basically goes renegade to attack the enemy because the regular army are sad sacks.]] Wolf, well, he's small potatoes. Just getting his own custom (better than) military mech. Quite illegal, by his own admission. Kiddie theft of the Gundam doesn't count. I guess [[spoiler: aiding and abetting, and putting a piece in Johnny Law's face may start to qualify.]] That's just the first three characters. The bad guys orchestrated the whole thing [[spoiler: and are actually the victims! They're the supposed good guys! They only did it because they want to go home!]]
2nd Feb '17 5:21:08 AM flodoris
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** Kycillia Zabi from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'', as evidenced by her lengthy and carefully calculated campaign to seize control from her older brother Gihren, as well as her skill as a battlefield commander. Various spin offs, like ''Manga/MobileSuitThePlotToAssassinateGihren'' and ''Manga/MobileSuitGundamTheOrigin'' have expounded on her abilities as both a military leader and a behind the scenes manipulator, making her an excellent fit.

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** Kycillia Zabi from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'', as evidenced by her lengthy and carefully calculated campaign to seize control from her older brother Gihren, as well as her skill as a battlefield commander. Various spin offs, like ''Manga/MobileSuitThePlotToAssassinateGihren'' ''Manga/MobileSuitGundamThePlotToAssassinateGihren'' and ''Manga/MobileSuitGundamTheOrigin'' have expounded on her abilities as both a military leader and a behind the scenes manipulator, making her an excellent fit.



* [[BigBad Tobi]] [[spoiler:aka [[FallenHero Obito Uchiha]]]] from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. [[spoiler:While his EvilMentor was the one who started the [[AssimilationPlot Moon-Eye Plan]] and imparting Obito with the knowledge needed to implement the plan so that he could resurrected in the future and become a PhysicalGod. Obito in turn decides to use this for their interests to become a PhysicalGod himself and never had any intention of reviving him. So from the time of death his EvilMentor practically everything was directed by Obito.]] This includes the manipulation of Nagato and Sasuke, reforming Akatsuki of the peace organization in organization consisting of dangerous criminals, leading this very organization from behind the scenes, and as a bonus he infiltrating his own organization pretending to be and convincing many people that [[ObfuscatingStupidity he was silly, goofy Tobi]] without particular reason except [[ItAmusedMe fun]]. He also manage to deceive the whole world [[ConsummateLiar forcing everyone who met him believe that he a "true" Uchiha Madara]] pretty much goads the entire world into a war against himself. When his plans to start slowly to fall apart because of unforeseen circumstances, he shows very good skills in XanatosSpeedChess. [[spoiler:So when Kabuto put his at a disadvantage threatening to bring back to life his EvilMentor and forced him into an unstable alliance, he uses the army Kabuto to their advantage for the battle with the Alliance and gathering the tools in which to sealed two resurrected shinobi owning Nine-Tails chakra as a fallback in case he will not be able to catch the remaining Tailed Beasts and to resurrect the Ten-Tails in any case. And even returned from the dead his EvilMentor not able to stop him since he [[OutGambitted outsmarts]] him, using his former best friend in order to remove seal established on his heart and becoming the first man from the time of [[FolkHero Sage of the Six Paths]] who seal in himself [[EldritchAbomination the Ten-Tails]] and became PhysicalGod.]]

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* [[BigBad Tobi]] [[spoiler:aka [[FallenHero Obito Uchiha]]]] from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. [[spoiler:While his EvilMentor was the one who started the [[AssimilationPlot Moon-Eye Plan]] and imparting Obito with the knowledge needed to implement the plan so that he could resurrected in the future and become a PhysicalGod. Obito in turn decides to use this for their his own interests to become a PhysicalGod himself and never had any intention of reviving him. So from the time of death his EvilMentor practically everything was directed by Obito.]] This includes the manipulation of Nagato and Sasuke, reforming Akatsuki of the peace organization in organization consisting of dangerous criminals, leading this very organization from behind the scenes, and as a bonus he infiltrating in his own organization pretending to be and convincing many people that [[ObfuscatingStupidity he was silly, goofy Tobi]] without particular reason except [[ItAmusedMe fun]]. He also manage to deceive the whole world [[ConsummateLiar forcing everyone who met him believe that he a "true" Uchiha Madara]] pretty much goads the entire world into a war against himself. When his plans to start slowly to fall apart because of unforeseen circumstances, he shows very good skills in XanatosSpeedChess. [[spoiler:So when Kabuto put his at a disadvantage threatening to bring back to life his EvilMentor and forced him into an unstable alliance, he uses the army Kabuto to their his own advantage for the battle with the Alliance and gathering the tools in which to sealed two resurrected shinobi owning Nine-Tails chakra as a fallback in case if he will not be able to catch the remaining Tailed Beasts and to resurrect the Ten-Tails in any case. And even returned from the dead his EvilMentor not able to stop him since he [[OutGambitted outsmarts]] him, using his former best friend in order to remove seal established on his heart and becoming the first man from the time of [[FolkHero Sage of the Six Paths]] who seal in himself [[EldritchAbomination the Ten-Tails]] and became PhysicalGod.]]
21st Jan '17 6:05:50 AM flodoris
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* In ''Manga/AoNoFuuin'', we have [[spoiler: Takao]]. This guy's ''entire'' actions throughout the story were either orchestrated or predicted by him. [[spoiler: Takao is the one who cloned Rago, bringing about the heroine Soko. His role as the Genbu has him work to protect Soko and he uses her to resurrect the Oni tribe, the reason she was cloned for to begin with. Despite Soko refusing to willingly do so, he either forces her to do it or brainwashes her with his MindManipulation. And even when it looks like Soko ''finally'' got away from him and can be happy with Akira, Takao isn't concerned. He knows Soko is too responsible and will return to his side. And even when Takao is ''about to be killed'', he makes sure his final words [[TakeCareOfTheChildren will stop her from abandoning the Oni tribe and take up her duty as their leader]].]] This guy is ''good''!

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* In ''Manga/AoNoFuuin'', we have [[spoiler: Takao]]. This guy's ''entire'' actions throughout the story were either orchestrated or predicted by him. [[spoiler: Takao is the one who cloned Rago, bringing about the heroine Soko. His role as the Genbu has him work to protect Soko and he uses her to resurrect the Oni tribe, the reason she was cloned for to begin with. Despite Soko refusing to willingly do so, he either forces her to do it or brainwashes her with his MindManipulation. And even when it looks like Soko ''finally'' got away from him and can be happy with Akira, Takao isn't concerned. He knows Soko is too responsible and will return to his side. And even when Takao is ''about to be killed'', he makes sure his final words [[TakeCareOfTheChildren [[TakeCareOfTheKids will stop her from abandoning the Oni tribe and take up her duty as their leader]].]] This guy is ''good''!
21st Jan '17 5:59:52 AM flodoris
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* [[BigBad Tobi]] [[spoiler:aka [[FallenHero Obito Uchiha]]]] from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. [[spoiler:While his EvilMentor was the one who started the [[AssimilationPlot Moon-Eye Plan]] and imparting Obito with the knowledge needed to implement the plan so that he could resurrected in the future and become a PhysicalGod. Obito in turn decides to use this for their interests to become a PhysicalGod himself and never had any intention of reviving him. So from the time of death his EvilMentor practically everything was directed by Obito.]] This includes the manipulation of Nagato and Sasuke, reforming Akatsuki of the peace organization in organization consisting of dangerous criminals, leading this very organization from behind the scenes, and as a bonus he infiltrating his own organization pretending to be and convincing many people that [[ObfuscatingStupidity he was silly, goofy Tobi]] without particular reason except [[ItAmusedMe fun]]. He also manage to deceive the whole world [[ConsummateLiar forcing everyone who met him believe that he a "true" Uchiha Madara]] pretty much goads the entire world into a war against himself. When his plans to start slowly to fall apart because of unforeseen circumstances, he shows very good skills in XanatosSpeedChess. [[spoiler:So when Kabuto put his at a disadvantage threatening to bring back to life his EvilMentor and forced him into an unstable alliance, he uses the army Kabuto to their advantage for the battle with the Alliance and gathering the tools in which to sealed two resurrected shinobi owning Nine-Tails chakra as a fallback in case he will not be able to catch the remaining Tailed Beasts and to resurrect the Ten-Tails in any case. And even returned from the dead his EvilMentor not able to stop him since he [[OutGambitted outsmarts]] him, using his former best friend in order to remove seal established on his heart and becoming the first man from the time of [[FolkHero Sage of the Six Paths]] who seal in himself [[EldritchAbomination the Ten-Tails]] and became PhysicalGod.]]
22nd Dec '16 10:36:45 AM Omeyrolx
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* Cell from ''Manga/{{Dragonball}}'': In his imperfect form, Cell runs rings around the Z fighters as he masterfully evades their attempts to ambush him while draining countless cities of their population's bio extract. Upon finding himself sorely outclassed by Vegeta later in the series, Cell tricks the Saiyan prince into allowing him to absorb Android 18 by promising to provide him with an opportunity to test the full extent of his newfound power. In the ensuing rematch, he succeeds in reaping vengeance upon Vegeta by [[BreakTheHaughty breaking him down physically and psychologically.]] He then more or less toys with the Z-Warriors by forcing them to play by his own rules in the Cell Games or face outright annihilation. In the Cell Games, however, is when he starts to get [[SmugSuper more overconfident]] and the reason he loses in the end ironically enough, is that his plan to push all Gohan's {{Berserk Button}}s in order to make him a worthy challenge [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor ends up working]] [[GoneHorriblyRight far too well]] -- which, by the way, was essentially [[OutGambitted Goku's plan]].

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* Cell from ''Manga/{{Dragonball}}'': In his imperfect form, Cell runs rings around the Z fighters as he masterfully evades their attempts to ambush him while draining countless cities of their population's bio extract. Upon finding himself sorely outclassed by Vegeta later in the series, Cell tricks the Saiyan prince into allowing him to absorb Android 18 by promising to provide him with an opportunity to test the full extent of his newfound power. In the ensuing rematch, he succeeds in reaping vengeance upon Vegeta by [[BreakTheHaughty breaking him down physically and psychologically.]] He then more or less toys with the Z-Warriors by forcing them to play by his own rules in the Cell Games or face outright annihilation. In During the Cell Games, however, is when he starts to get [[SmugSuper more overconfident]] and the reason he loses in the end ironically enough, is that his plan to push all Gohan's {{Berserk Button}}s in order to make him a worthy challenge [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor ends up working]] [[GoneHorriblyRight far too well]] -- which, by the way, was essentially [[OutGambitted Goku's plan]].


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** In ''[[Anime/DragonBallSuper Super]]'', [[EvilTwin Goku Black]] brings the already post-apocalyptic Earth of Future Trunk’s timeline to the brink of death, killing both [[spoiler:Future Bulma]] and [[spoiler:(seemingly) Mai]] in the process. He's a [[CombatPragmatist thorough]] NoNonsenseNemesis with a MysteriousPast and is [[BatmanGambit keen on bringing his foes into his traps]], such as when [[spoiler:he stabbed Vegeta]]. He was able [[IndyPloy to create new techniques at the drop of a hat]], especially once his [[spoiler:[[SuperMode Super Saiyan Rose form]]]] was revealed and allowed him to decimate Goku, Vegeta and Future Trunks on several occasions. A FauxAffablyEvil SoftSpokenSadist as well as a KnightTemplar, after he [[FusionDance fuses]] with [[BigBadDuumvirate his partner]], [[spoiler:Future Zamasu]] and become a new entity, [[TheHeavy Black]] confirms his role as a technically [[spoiler:InvincibleVillain who [[KarmaHoudini never truly paid for his]] [[OmnicidalManiac omnicidal]] [[KarmaHoudini crimes]]]].
18th Dec '16 5:54:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[BlackKnight DarkKnightmon]] of ''Anime/DigimonXrosWars'', whose magnificentness is aided by being as BadAss as [[BlackKnight his name]] would suggest. [[spoiler:He spends years manipulating a meek ChildProdigy into thinking that the Digital World is a game where no one can die so that he'll willingly work for him and grant him access to [[FusionDance DigiXros]], then blackmails his sister into helping him too by using him as a hostage, neither aware of the other's true situation. While he is a servant (and younger brother) of the BigBad, Bagramon, he poses as the leader of [[EvilVersusEvil a rival faction]] for much of the series, and even spies on and sabotages the plans of the QuirkyMinibossSquad (partly to keep up the charade, partly [[EnemyCivilWar to make himself look better]], but mostly because [[ForTheLulz it's hilarious]]). And in the end it turns out he really ''was'' [[TheStarscream working against Bagramon]] - he [[StealthMentor encouraged the protagonists to get stronger]] so that they would be around to attack Bagramon while he was focusing most of his power into his doomsday technique, allowing [=DarkKnightmon=] to stab him in the back while he was distracted and absorb him.]]

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* [[BlackKnight DarkKnightmon]] of ''Anime/DigimonXrosWars'', whose magnificentness is aided by being as BadAss badass as [[BlackKnight his name]] would suggest. [[spoiler:He spends years manipulating a meek ChildProdigy into thinking that the Digital World is a game where no one can die so that he'll willingly work for him and grant him access to [[FusionDance DigiXros]], then blackmails his sister into helping him too by using him as a hostage, neither aware of the other's true situation. While he is a servant (and younger brother) of the BigBad, Bagramon, he poses as the leader of [[EvilVersusEvil a rival faction]] for much of the series, and even spies on and sabotages the plans of the QuirkyMinibossSquad (partly to keep up the charade, partly [[EnemyCivilWar to make himself look better]], but mostly because [[ForTheLulz it's hilarious]]). And in the end it turns out he really ''was'' [[TheStarscream working against Bagramon]] - he [[StealthMentor encouraged the protagonists to get stronger]] so that they would be around to attack Bagramon while he was focusing most of his power into his doomsday technique, allowing [=DarkKnightmon=] to stab him in the back while he was distracted and absorb him.]]
17th Dec '16 12:33:27 PM Tropetastic1995
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** Lysandre from the ''XY'' series is no slouch either. He tricks [[HeroOfAnotherStory Alain]] into retrieving Mega Evolution Energy and an ancient stone he needs for his plans, roping along Hoenn Champion Steven while doing it to battle some Legendary Pokémon, and for most of his tenure in the main series he's a VillainWithGoodPublicity of the highest order. By the time he executes his scheme, not only is everyone caught by complete surprise, but when an organized resistance composed of Ash's group, Alain, the Kalos Gym leaders, [[TheStarscream one of his own elite henchmen]], and not one but ''two'' Champions oppose him, he turns out to be CrazyPrepared and has several solid contingencies in place. [[spoiler: He didn't see Zygarde having another transformation up it's sleeve coming, though.]]
22nd Nov '16 10:06:17 AM DannWoolf
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* Cell from ''Manga/{{Dragonball}}'': In his imperfect form, Cell runs rings around the Z fighters as he masterfully evades their attempts to ambush him while draining countless cities of their population's bio extract. Upon finding himself sorely outclassed by Vegeta later in the series, Cell tricks the Saiyan prince into allowing him to absorb Android 18 by promising to provide him with an opportunity to test the full extent of his newfound power. In the ensuing rematch, he succeeds in reaping vengeance upon Vegeta by [[BreakTheHaughty breaking him down physically and psychologically.]] He then more or less toys with the Z-Warriors by forcing them to play by his own rules in the Cell Games or face outright annihilation. In the Cell Games, however, is when he starts to get [[SmugSuper more overconfident]] and the reason he loses in the end ironically enough, is that his plan to push all Gohan's {{Berserk Button}}s in order to make him a worthy challenge [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor ends up working]] [[GoneHorriblyRight far too well]] -- which, btw, was essentially [[OutGambitted Goku's plan]].

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* Cell from ''Manga/{{Dragonball}}'': In his imperfect form, Cell runs rings around the Z fighters as he masterfully evades their attempts to ambush him while draining countless cities of their population's bio extract. Upon finding himself sorely outclassed by Vegeta later in the series, Cell tricks the Saiyan prince into allowing him to absorb Android 18 by promising to provide him with an opportunity to test the full extent of his newfound power. In the ensuing rematch, he succeeds in reaping vengeance upon Vegeta by [[BreakTheHaughty breaking him down physically and psychologically.]] He then more or less toys with the Z-Warriors by forcing them to play by his own rules in the Cell Games or face outright annihilation. In the Cell Games, however, is when he starts to get [[SmugSuper more overconfident]] and the reason he loses in the end ironically enough, is that his plan to push all Gohan's {{Berserk Button}}s in order to make him a worthy challenge [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor ends up working]] [[GoneHorriblyRight far too well]] -- which, btw, by the way, was essentially [[OutGambitted Goku's plan]].
5th Nov '16 3:58:15 PM WillBGood
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** Devimon and Myotismon from the original [[''Digimon Adventure'']] could be the first ever contenders for this trope in the franchise.

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** Devimon and Myotismon from the original [[''Digimon Adventure'']] ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' could be the first ever contenders for this trope in the franchise.
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