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21st Feb '17 8:26:56 PM nombretomado
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* In the DaleBrown book ''Air Battle Force'', General Gryzlov first appears as AFatherToHisMen, chatting with the aircrew of the bomber he's on. Then it turns out that [[spoiler: he's there to oversee firebombing the shit out of Chechens]].

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* In the DaleBrown Creator/DaleBrown book ''Air Battle Force'', General Gryzlov first appears as AFatherToHisMen, chatting with the aircrew of the bomber he's on. Then it turns out that [[spoiler: he's there to oversee firebombing the shit out of Chechens]].
18th Feb '17 8:02:54 PM DrPsyche
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': While the three Homeworld Gems avoid this, minor villain Eyeball played this straight. When the Ruby Squad show up they're all treated as incompetent borderline harmless henchmen who are easily lead in circles by the heroes. Eyeball and Army are confrontational but consistently played for laughs. Then came [[Recap/StevenUniverseS3E24Bubbled Bubbled]] wherein Eyeball and Steven are trapped together and while at first it seems Eyeball is coming around when Steven heals her, in actuality she draws a knife and goes after him. Unlike the other Rubies, Eyeball is played as a legit threat to the defenseless Steven being a fanatical and unhinged SociopathicSoldier who intends to kill him to achieve fame on her home planet.
17th Feb '17 7:03:02 AM TheUnknownUploader
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* ''Theatre/{{Assassins}}: Most of "The Ballad of Booth" paints John Wilkes Booth as having a legitimate grievance against Abraham Lincoln. [[spoiler: Then, near the very end of the song, he calls the President a "Nigger lover," and suddenly we realize how much of his hatred was motivated by racism.]]
11th Feb '17 12:35:48 AM TheBigBopper
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* [[spoiler: Yukiteru's dad]] from ''Manga/FutureDiary''. At first, he looked like a genuinely nice person who was just trying to help [[spoiler: his son. Then it is revealed that he is trying to find and destroy Yukiteru's cellphone- Therefore killing him- To erase his debt]].
** [[spoiler: Though in his defense, he was not aware that destroying his son's phone would kill him.]]

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* [[spoiler: ''Manga/FutureDiary'':
** Yuno Gasai manages to pull this on her beloved Yukiteru and the audience not just once or twice, but continuously throughout the story. On one hand, it doesn't take long for Yuki to find out that Yuno is AxCrazy and totally {{Yandere}} for him. However, since every other diary holder is trying to kill him and Yuno's skill at fighting is the only thing keeping him alive, Yuno maintains the status of NominalHero and he comes to rely on her more and more. What's more, she is deceptively charming towards people who don't know her dark side, for example completely fooling
Yukiteru's dad]] mom into thinking she'd make a nice girlfriend for Yuki. Even Yuki thinks from ''Manga/FutureDiary''. time to time that it's been a while since she did something evil and she's really protecting and taking care of him, so maybe she's not so bad after all, [[TemptingFate right]]? Then just when Yuki and the audience have forgiven her for the last KickTheDog and start to trust her, she does something horrible to remind everyone that yes, she may have her good points but she is still totally nuts. The gradual reveal of her FreudianExcuse goes a long way toward expaining why she's like that and helps to preserve a certain amount of sympathy for her.
** Yukiteru's dad.
At first, he looked like a genuinely nice person who was just trying to help [[spoiler: his son. Then it is revealed that he [[spoiler:he is trying to find and destroy Yukiteru's cellphone- Therefore killing him- To cellphone to erase his debt]].
** [[spoiler: Though in
debt. In his defense, he was not aware that destroying his son's phone would kill him.]]
28th Jan '17 3:51:11 PM eroock
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Wait, what is he doing now? Why has he cornered Tropey in the old mill? [[NoodleImplements What's with the bicycle pump, oven mitts and three pounds of feathers?]] ...oh. Oh, no. Oh God, [[KickTheDog not the dog]]! Not the dog!! [[BigNo Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!]] [[MoralEventHorizon Bob, you horrible bastard! How could you do such a thing?! I can't believe I used to think you were cool!]]

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Wait, what is he doing now? Why has he cornered Tropey [[TropeyTheWonderDog Tropey]] in the old mill? [[NoodleImplements What's with the bicycle pump, oven mitts and three pounds of feathers?]] ...oh. Oh, no. Oh God, [[KickTheDog not the dog]]! Not the dog!! [[BigNo Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!]] [[MoralEventHorizon Bob, you horrible bastard! How could you do such a thing?! I can't believe I used to think you were cool!]]
27th Jan '17 2:22:53 AM LondonKdS
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* One of the longest-term and most emotionally powerful examples was Cassidy in ''ComicBook/{{Preacher}}'': he was a LovableRogue for practically the whole first half of the story, but the second half was devoted to a very unpleasant FaceHeelTurn coupled with increasingly grotesque and horrific revelations about his past actions.

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* One of the longest-term and most emotionally powerful examples was Cassidy in ''ComicBook/{{Preacher}}'': he was a LovableRogue for practically the whole first half of the story, but the second half was devoted to a very unpleasant FaceHeelTurn coupled with increasingly grotesque and horrific revelations about his past actions.actions in the backstory.
16th Jan '17 5:42:39 PM Gamermaster
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** While his most acts of horrific violence have been off screen, it was soon obvious that Trafalgar Law himself isn't the mellow pretty boy he acts. He sent the hearts of 100 pirates to the world government to become a Warlord of the Sea.It was later revealed that by his power, these hearts are possibly still beating and the people who lose them are still alive but now at the mercy of the one who holds their heart, who can crush it to kill them. No word on how many of the hundred victims are still alive. It's also worth noting that in his first appearance, the other Supernovas were as wary of him as they were of Kidd.

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** While his most acts of horrific violence have been off screen, it was soon obvious that Trafalgar Law himself isn't the mellow pretty boy he acts. He sent the hearts of 100 pirates to the world government to become a Warlord of the Sea. It was later revealed that by his power, these hearts are possibly still beating and the people who lose them are still alive but now at the mercy of the one who holds their heart, who can crush it to kill them. No word on how many of the hundred victims are still alive. It's also worth noting that in his first appearance, the other Supernovas were as wary of him as they were of Kidd.
21st Dec '16 3:19:29 PM gb00393
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** Viserys' more sympathetic and tragic side is shown briefly during the bath scene with Doreah, in which he waxes nostalgic about the family and heritage that were stolen from him. Unfortunately, Doreah inadvertently asks the wrong question and Viserys reverts to his usual snide cruelty.
** After saving Arya from the Mountain, employing her as his cupbearer, and generally making the audience smile at their semi-friendly interactions, Tywin leaves her with the Mountain again, regardless of his less-than-stellar record with children.
** Jaime's friendly chat with and subsequent murder of Alton Lannister.
6th Dec '16 7:20:28 AM Tron80
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* The trope picture is Comicbook/{{Doomsday}}, during [[EstablishingCharacterMoment the very first full scene]] he appears within ''Comicbook/TheDeathOfSuperman''. After luring a poor, unsuspecting bird to his hand, he crushes it to death instantly. The poor thing.

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* The trope picture is Comicbook/{{Doomsday}}, Franchise/{{Superman}}'s enemy Doomsday, during [[EstablishingCharacterMoment the very first full scene]] he appears within ''Comicbook/TheDeathOfSuperman''. After luring a poor, unsuspecting bird to his hand, he crushes it to death instantly. The poor thing.
1st Dec '16 11:38:44 PM Dravencour
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** Griffith in the Golden Age Arc is a charismatic mercenary captain who comes across as the most cool, likeable, and admirable person you've ever met, especially as seen through the eyes of the protagonist Guts, so that it really hits you for a curveball when you're occasionally reminded how ruthless and scary he can be. He's a brilliant battlefield commander and swordfighter, he makes Guts feel right at home with the Hawks in no time, he risks his life to save Guts twice, all of his followers practically worship him, and he's a hit with the ladies including Princess Charlotte whom he woos in a courtly manner. Then he asks Guts to assassinate Count Julius, the King's brother who had just made a failed attempt on Griffith's life, in which Guts also accidentally kills Julius' young son Adonis. When Griffith hears the news from Charlotte's maid Anna he briefly flashes a wicked grin, indicating that he isn't bothered by a child's innocent blood on his hands, that he assassinated Charlotte's uncle, or the fact that he used Guts for such a dirty mission -- in fact, it is speculated by Judeau that he may have actually wanted the boy dead along with Julius because he was being groomed to marry Charlotte, who Griffith wanted for himself. The way he deals with the Queen's conspiracy against him is similarly chilling, as he uses Minister Foss' daughter as a hostage to make him betray the conspirators, kills the Queen and her plotters by trapping them in a burning building, and then has Guts kill the men he hired to kidnapp Foss' daughter so the evidence won't lead back to him.

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** Griffith in the Golden Age Arc is a charismatic mercenary captain who comes across as the most cool, likeable, and admirable person you've ever met, especially as seen through the eyes of the protagonist Guts, so that it really hits you for a curveball when you're occasionally reminded how ruthless and scary he can be. He's a brilliant battlefield commander and swordfighter, he makes Guts feel right at home with the Hawks in no time, he risks his life to save Guts twice, all of his followers practically worship him, and he's a hit with the ladies including Princess Charlotte whom he woos in a courtly manner. Then he asks Guts to assassinate Count Julius, the King's brother who had just made a failed attempt on Griffith's life, in which Guts also accidentally kills Julius' young son Adonis. When Griffith hears the news from Charlotte's maid Anna he briefly flashes a wicked grin, indicating that he isn't bothered by a child's innocent blood on his hands, that he assassinated Charlotte's uncle, or the fact that he used Guts for such a dirty mission -- in fact, it is speculated by Judeau that [[MurderTheHypotenuse he may have actually wanted the boy dead along with Julius because he was being groomed to marry Charlotte, who Griffith wanted for himself.himself]]. The way he deals with the Queen's conspiracy against him is similarly chilling, as he uses Minister Foss' daughter as a hostage to make him betray the conspirators, kills the Queen and her plotters by trapping them in a burning building, and then has Guts kill the men he hired to kidnapp Foss' daughter so the evidence won't lead back to him.
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