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1st Feb '16 3:45:21 AM MyTimingIsOff
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** ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiDreamTeam'' has [[CharactersSuperMarioBrosBowser Bowser]] and Antasma, who team up to take over the island and world, as well as use the power of the Dream Stone for their own evil ends. [[spoiler:Bowser ends up betraying Antasma.]] ** ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPaperJam'' has Bowser team up with [[AlternateSelf himself]] from the ''VideoGame/PaperMario'' universe.
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** ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiDreamTeam'' has [[CharactersSuperMarioBrosBowser [[Characters/SuperMarioBrosBowser Bowser]] and Antasma, who team up to take over the island and world, as well as use the power of the Dream Stone for their own evil ends. [[spoiler:Bowser ends up betraying Antasma.]] ** ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPaperJam'' has Bowser team up form one with [[AlternateSelf himself]] from the ''VideoGame/PaperMario'' universe.universe. Though they [[OtherMeAnnoysMe don't get along very well]] (their first meeting results in a BigBallOfViolence), they ultimately decide that teaming up is a more productive idea.
1st Feb '16 3:40:12 AM MyTimingIsOff
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* ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiDreamTeam'' has Bowser and Antasma, who team up to take over the island and world, as well as use the power of the Dream Stone for their own evil ends. [[spoiler: And then Bowser betrays Antasma.]]
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* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'': ** ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiDreamTeam'' has Bowser [[CharactersSuperMarioBrosBowser Bowser]] and Antasma, who team up to take over the island and world, as well as use the power of the Dream Stone for their own evil ends. [[spoiler: And then Bowser betrays [[spoiler:Bowser ends up betraying Antasma.]]]] ** ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPaperJam'' has Bowser team up with [[AlternateSelf himself]] from the ''VideoGame/PaperMario'' universe.
20th Jan '16 2:50:34 AM Baeraad555
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* ''Literature/MordantsNeed'' initially leaves much doubt about what villain or group of villains is really at work, but about halfway through the story it becomes clear that it's [[spoiler: Master Eremis and High King Festten, with a few minor villains working for them. Eremis is treated as the BigBad by the heroes, and it's generally assumed that if he and Festten wins, Eremis will find some way to remove or take control over Festten and proceed to [[ICanRuleAlone rule alone]], but during the course of the story they are technically equals. This is most obvious at one point when Terisa is witness to Gart, Festten's [[TheDragon Dragon]], coming to summon Eremis to Festten's side. Eremis first claims that he doesn't have to do what Festten says (and seasons that claim with a colourful description of [[BestialityIsDepraved Festten's sexual habits]]), but Gart deadpans that Festten has twenty thousand soldiers nearby who happen to think that Eremis ''does'' have to do what Festten says. Eremis grumbles but goes.]]
17th Jan '16 4:21:06 AM MisterNexus
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* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse,'' the [[GalacticConqueror Homeworld Gems]] are ruled by the Diamond Authority. So far it's known to consist of Blue Diamond, Yellow Diamond, and a third presumably called White Diamond. Their ArcSymbol sometimes has a fourth, pink diamond, implying that they once had a fourth member but don't anymore.
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* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse,'' the [[GalacticConqueror Homeworld Gems]] are ruled by the Diamond Authority. So far it's known to consist of Blue Diamond, Yellow Diamond, and a third presumably called White Diamond. Their ArcSymbol sometimes has originally had a fourth, pink diamond, implying that they once had a fourth member but don't anymore. member.
12th Jan '16 6:27:18 PM Godzillawolf
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* In the Rumors Arc of the ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'', there's one composed of Umbra Breeze[[spoiler:/Nyarlathotrot]] and Discord.
8th Jan '16 2:27:26 PM margdean56
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** SubvertedTrope. Saruman sees himself as Sauron's ally and has full plans of double-crossing him once he gets his hands on the Ring- but Sauron is both far more powerful and more intelligent, knows full well about Saruman's plans, and considers him varyingly a useful tool and a nuisance, but never an equal of any kind, making Saruman a BigBadWannabe. ** Played more or less straight with [[EvilOverlord Morgoth]] and [[EldritchAbomination Ungoliant]] in ''Literature/TheSilmarillion:'' they team up to destroy the gold and silver trees, humiliating the Valar and setting off the War of the Silmarils, but it ends poorly when Morgoth tries to double-cross Ungoliant. Weakened by pouring his power into making his army and Ungoliant empowered by the light of the Two Trees, only a posse of Balrogs saves him from being devoured.
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** SubvertedTrope. Saruman sees himself as Sauron's ally and has full plans of double-crossing him once he gets his hands on the Ring- but Ring--but Sauron is both far more powerful and more intelligent, knows full well about Saruman's plans, and considers him varyingly a useful tool and a nuisance, but never an equal of any kind, making Saruman a BigBadWannabe. ** Played more or less straight with [[EvilOverlord Morgoth]] and [[EldritchAbomination Ungoliant]] in ''Literature/TheSilmarillion:'' they team up to destroy the gold and silver trees, humiliating the Valar and setting off the War of the Silmarils, but it ends poorly when Morgoth tries to double-cross Ungoliant. Weakened by pouring his power into making his army army, and with Ungoliant empowered by the light of the Two Trees, only a posse of Balrogs saves him from being devoured.
8th Jan '16 2:23:35 PM margdean56
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* Crismus Bonus and Marcus Ginandtonicus in ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}} the Gaul'' seem to work this way, even though Crismus Bonus calls them a triumvirate. However, as shown in their thoughts at one point, when they succeed in [[spoiler:rising against Ceaser]] both of them plan to get rid of the other to, as Crismus said, "become a triumvirate all on his own". ** As befits Asterix, this is a HistoricalInjoke. The second Triumvirate was between Octavian, Marc Anthony... and [[TheGarfunkel Marcus Lepidus]] who was practically ignored and left the command of his legions to the others. The second Triumvirate was indeed a duumvirate.
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* Crismus Bonus and Marcus Ginandtonicus in ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}} the Gaul'' seem to work this way, even though Crismus Bonus calls them a triumvirate. However, as shown in their thoughts at one point, when they succeed in [[spoiler:rising against Ceaser]] Caesar]] both of them plan to get rid of the other to, as Crismus said, "become a triumvirate all on his own". ** As befits Asterix, this is a HistoricalInjoke. The second Triumvirate was between Octavian, Marc Anthony...Antony... and [[TheGarfunkel Marcus Lepidus]] who was practically ignored and left the command of his legions to the others. The second Triumvirate was indeed a duumvirate.
8th Jan '16 2:20:35 PM margdean56
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* The three lords of hell in ''ComicBook/TheSandman'' and ''ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}}'': Lucifer Morningstar, Azazel and Beelzebub. Somewhat subverted in that Lucifer is by far the most influential to storylines and Azazel is taken care off in ComicBook/TheSandman. Beelzebub has had little to no importance. [[spoiler:The Kindly Ones]] also swerve back and forth with this, given that they only tenuously qualify as separate beings ''anyway'' and [[spoiler:they only really qualify as antagonists starting with the second to last book; depending [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation what you think]] of Morpheus' [[DeathSeeker motives]], not even then.]]
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* The three lords of hell in ''ComicBook/TheSandman'' and ''ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}}'': Lucifer Morningstar, Azazel and Beelzebub. Somewhat subverted in that Lucifer is by far the most influential to storylines and Azazel is taken care off of in ComicBook/TheSandman.''ComicBook/TheSandman''. Beelzebub has had little to no importance. [[spoiler:The Kindly Ones]] also swerve back and forth with this, given that they only tenuously qualify as separate beings ''anyway'' and [[spoiler:they only really qualify as antagonists starting with the second to last book; depending [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation what you think]] of Morpheus' [[DeathSeeker motives]], not even then.]]
7th Jan '16 5:40:20 PM JoeMerl
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* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse,'' the [[GalacticConqueror Homeworld Gems]] are ruled by the Diamond Authority. So far it's known to consist of Blue Diamond, Yellow Diamond, and a third presumably called White Diamond. Their ArcSymbol sometimes has a fourth, pink diamond, implying that they once had a fourth member but don't anymore.
3rd Jan '16 2:46:30 PM DrImpossible
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* In Disney fanfic [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6048380/1/The_Hellbound_Hearts The Hellbound Hearts]], it's essentially a team-up of numerous {{Big Bad}}s from previous Disney films all either teamed up or fighting against one another. Still, because each one has their own agenda, it's hard to figure out which character will end up being the main antagonist. That being said, this trope is played straight with Xanatos and Maleficent, with both under the belief they're in charge of their particular faction.
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* In Disney fanfic [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6048380/1/The_Hellbound_Hearts The Hellbound Hearts]], it's essentially a team-up of there are numerous {{Big Bad}}s from previous Disney films all either teamed up or fighting against one another. Still, because each one has their own agenda, it's hard to figure out which character will end up being the main antagonist. That being said, this trope is played straight with Xanatos and Maleficent, Maleficent play this trope straight, with both under the belief they're in charge of their particular respective faction.
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