History MagnificentBastard / Literature

22nd Aug '17 1:08:32 PM ArgonianLorekeeper
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** Many people forget that Melkor/Morgoth, the original Dark Lord, once qualified before he squandered his power and knowledge. In the beginning he was the second most powerful being in existence other than {{God}}. After he disrupted the song of creation in an attempt to glorify himself, he seduced many lesser spirits to his side. He was able to fight off the other Valar for years after entering the world, taking a colossal, majestic, and terrifying form. When he was finally captured, he feigned repentance in order to be let out. When he was, he went among the Noldor Elves spreading lies and dissent while appearing beautiful and friendly. By the time he was caught, he corrupted and divided the Elves so far that a centuries-long HopelessWar followed. Even afterwards many characters, even elves, still fell for his tricks.

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** Many people forget that Melkor/Morgoth, the original Dark Lord, once qualified before he squandered his power and knowledge. In the beginning he was the second most powerful being in existence other than {{God}}.[[TopGod Eru Ilúvatar]]. After he disrupted the song of creation in an attempt to glorify himself, he seduced many lesser spirits to his side. He was able to fight off the other Valar for years after entering the world, taking a colossal, majestic, and terrifying form. When he was finally captured, he feigned repentance in order to be let out. When he was, he went among the Noldor Elves spreading lies and dissent while appearing beautiful and friendly. By the time he was caught, he corrupted and divided the Elves so far that a centuries-long HopelessWar followed. Even afterwards many characters, even elves, still fell for his tricks.



22nd Aug '17 1:03:25 PM ArgonianLorekeeper
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* Can't believe that Marc C. DuQuesne of E.E. Smith's ''Literature/SkylarkSeries'' hasn't been mentioned yet. He practically defines the trope.
22nd Aug '17 1:01:07 PM ArgonianLorekeeper
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** Fëanor from ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'' should probably qualify. He does some very despicable stuff but is so charismatic that most of his people, many of them otherwise fairly decent, follow him for a while.

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** Fëanor from ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'' should probably qualify.''Literature/TheSilmarillion''. He does some very despicable stuff but is so charismatic that most of his people, many of them otherwise fairly decent, follow him for a while.
2nd Jul '17 11:11:59 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* From ''Literature/{{Warbreaker}}'', [[spoiler: Denth, DragonWithAnAgenda to the GovernmentConspiracy. So AffablyEvil that he has one of the main characters totally convinced he's a good guy despite being a mercenary who keeps company with a PsychoForHire, a {{Jerkass}} and a zombie; uses said main character as part of a plot to utterly destabilize the government while keeping her completely in the dark about his real intentions, and as he is ReallySevenHundredYearsOld he's ridiculously GenreSavvy.]]

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* From ''Literature/{{Warbreaker}}'', [[spoiler: Denth, DragonWithAnAgenda to the GovernmentConspiracy. So AffablyEvil that he has one of the main characters totally convinced he's a good guy despite being a mercenary who keeps company with a PsychoForHire, a {{Jerkass}} and a zombie; uses said main character as part of a plot to utterly destabilize the government while keeping her completely in the dark about his real intentions, and as he is ReallySevenHundredYearsOld he's ridiculously GenreSavvy.experienced.]]
19th Mar '17 7:34:14 PM REllrod
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* Can't believe that Marc C. DuQuesne of E.E. Smith's ''Literature/SkylarkSeries'' hasn't been mentioned yet. He practically defines the trope.
7th Mar '17 8:59:34 PM mlsmithca
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* Creator/HarryTurtledove's ''Literature/{{Worldwar}}'' series, which tell an [[SoCoolItsAwesome alternate history of WWII in which the former enemies in the war team up to fight alien invaders]], plays [[spoiler:SS Officer Otto Skorzeny]] in this role out the yazoo. Of course, in the end, since he is [[spoiler:a dedicated, genocidal Nazi, he eventually becomes the [[BigBad prime villain]] and is confronted and killed.]]

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* Creator/HarryTurtledove's ''Literature/{{Worldwar}}'' series, which tell an [[SoCoolItsAwesome alternate history of WWII in which the former enemies in the war team up to fight alien invaders]], invaders, plays [[spoiler:SS Officer Otto Skorzeny]] in this role out the yazoo. Of course, in the end, since he is [[spoiler:a dedicated, genocidal Nazi, he eventually becomes the [[BigBad prime villain]] and is confronted and killed.]]
12th Feb '17 7:27:19 PM SamTheAwesome
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** Many people forget that Melkor/Morgoth, the original Dark Lord, once qualified before he squandered his power and knowledge. In the beginning he was the second most powerful being in existence other than {{God}}. After he disrupted the song of creation in an attempt to glorify himself, he seduced many lesser spirits to his side. He was able to fight off the other Valar for years after entering the world, taking a colossal, majestic, and terrifying form. When he was finally captured, he feigned repentance in order to be let out. When he was, he went among the Noldor Elves spreading lies and dissent while appearing beautiful and friendly. By the time he was caught, he corrupted and divided the Elves so far that a centuries-long HopelessWar followed. Even afterwards many still fell for his tricks.

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** Many people forget that Melkor/Morgoth, the original Dark Lord, once qualified before he squandered his power and knowledge. In the beginning he was the second most powerful being in existence other than {{God}}. After he disrupted the song of creation in an attempt to glorify himself, he seduced many lesser spirits to his side. He was able to fight off the other Valar for years after entering the world, taking a colossal, majestic, and terrifying form. When he was finally captured, he feigned repentance in order to be let out. When he was, he went among the Noldor Elves spreading lies and dissent while appearing beautiful and friendly. By the time he was caught, he corrupted and divided the Elves so far that a centuries-long HopelessWar followed. Even afterwards many characters, even elves, still fell for his tricks.
12th Feb '17 7:26:41 PM SamTheAwesome
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** Many people forget that Melkor/Morgoth, the original Dark Lord, once qualified before he squandered his power and knowledge. In the beginning he was the second most powerful being in existence other than {{God}}. After he disrupted the song of creation in an attempt to glorify himself, he seduced many lesser spirits to his side. He was able to fight off the other Valar for years after entering the world, taking a colossal, majestic, and terrifying form. When he was finally captured, he feigned repentance in order to be let out. When he was, he went among the Noldor Elves spreading lies and dissent while appearing beautiful and friendly. By the time he was caught, he corrupted and divided the Elves so far that a centuries-long HopelessWar followed.

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** Many people forget that Melkor/Morgoth, the original Dark Lord, once qualified before he squandered his power and knowledge. In the beginning he was the second most powerful being in existence other than {{God}}. After he disrupted the song of creation in an attempt to glorify himself, he seduced many lesser spirits to his side. He was able to fight off the other Valar for years after entering the world, taking a colossal, majestic, and terrifying form. When he was finally captured, he feigned repentance in order to be let out. When he was, he went among the Noldor Elves spreading lies and dissent while appearing beautiful and friendly. By the time he was caught, he corrupted and divided the Elves so far that a centuries-long HopelessWar followed. Even afterwards many still fell for his tricks.
12th Feb '17 7:24:50 PM SamTheAwesome
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** Many people forget that Melkor/Morgoth, the original Dark Lord, once qualified before he squandered his power and knowledge. In the beginning he was the second most powerful being in existence other than {{God}}. After he disrupted the song of creation in an attempt to glorify himself, he seduced many lesser spirits to his side. He was able to fight off the other Valar for years after entering the world, taking a colossal, majestic, and terrifying form. When he was finally captured, he feigned repentance in order to be let out. When he was, he went among the Noldor Elves spreading lies and dissent while appearing beautiful and friendly. By the time he was caught, he corrupted and divided the Elves so far that a centuries-long HopelessWar followed.
6th Feb '17 10:33:40 AM starlight9
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* Prince Vladimir, TheChessmaster EvilPrince in the ''Literature/NightfallSeries'', is a CunningLikeAFox, WickedCultured ManipulativeBastard, always ten steps ahead of his enemies. No one can guess what he thinks: he always has a hidden plan, and another one hidded behind it. He can make anyone do anything, while they believe it had been their own idea all along.
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