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26th Feb '17 12:46:46 PM rcmerod52
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* Each of the Sworn Six of Paladia from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyBraveExvius'' is directly linked to the party in some way, but none more so than Veritas of the Dark, who is heavily hinted to be [[spoiler:Sir Raegan, Rain's father and Lasswell's adoptive father.]]
26th Feb '17 9:16:26 AM nombretomado
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* [[spoiler: Drew]] in the HannahMontana I Didn't Sign Up for This. She is quick to befriend Miley and dates Lilly but in the last chapter, she is revealed to be a murderous sociopath that cares about [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness no one but herself.]]

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* [[spoiler: Drew]] in the HannahMontana I ''Series/HannahMontana'' fic "I Didn't Sign Up for This.This". She is quick to befriend Miley and dates Lilly but in the last chapter, she is revealed to be a murderous sociopath that cares about [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness no one but herself.]]
7th Feb '17 10:00:12 AM starlight9
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* ''Literature/NightfallSeries'': Myra ends up developing a twisted, love-hate friendship with Prince Vladimir, to the point that he is even giving her tips on how to defeat him.
31st Jan '17 11:58:46 AM Gosicrystal
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* Old school Japanese PC/NES adventure game ''VisualNovel/ThePortopiaSerialMurderCase'' has this as TheReveal, as the titular killer turns out to be [[spoiler:Yasuhiro "Yasu" Mano, who is not only the main character's ''partner'' [[TheDogWasTheMastermind but also the single most unlikely suspect]] as he is with you ''throughout the entire game, executing the commands of the unseen protagonist''.]] The shock factor was so high that nowadays the phrase "[[spoiler:Yasu]] is the culprit" is something of a [[MemeticMutation meme]] amongst old fans. This twist is so well-known that it's been given [[ShoutOut Shout Outs]] in ''Manga/HaruhiChan'', Episode 7 of ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'', and Chapter 3 of ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa''.



%%* [[spoiler: Gary Smith]] from ''VideoGame/{{Bully}}'' pulled a serious [[FaceHeelTurn dick move]].

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%%* [[spoiler: Gary [[spoiler:Gary Smith]] from ''VideoGame/{{Bully}}'' pulled a serious [[FaceHeelTurn dick move]].



%%** And in ''Dawn Of The New World,'' [[spoiler:Emil and Richter]] without a doubt.
* ''Franchise/DanganRonpa'' is a big fan of this. Since every case is composed by a murder committed by one of the people who you had to live for a little while, while most case end up showing the murderer as sympathetic in their motives, some times they do come off as cold blooded killers, such as [[spoiler: Celestia, who killed Hifumi and Ishimaru to get out of the school with the money offered by Monokuma]], [[spoiler: Mikan, who killed Ibuki and Hiyoko after regaining her memories as a member of Ultimate Despair]] and [[spoiler: Nagito, who not only essentially caused the first murder sets up his own death to be unsolvable, on a try to get everyone besides Chiaki killed.]] After [[spoiler:Celestia's]] execution, Makoto notes that since the culprit killed his friends, he can't pity her, but acknowledges once thinking of her as a friend.
** The [[VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2 sequel]] takes it even further: The last case reveals that [[spoiler: Hinata and everybody else but Chiaki are the Remnants of Despair, a group of Ultimate Despair that served directly under Junko and are trying to destroy the world, though none of them have memories of that]].
** [[spoiler: Chiaki]] is a subversion, as [[spoiler: even though she was the traitor, she was working for the Future Foundation, who was trying to help them. During the aforementioned incident in which she is set up as Nagito's killer, she [[HeroicSacrifice does everything she can to ensure that she's convicted (and executed) for it]], even though she's unable to actually come out and reveal herself as the "traitor"]].
* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'':
** We don't actually see the moment of revelation for [[spoiler: Phoenix Wright]], but [[spoiler: Kristoph Gavin]] is the one who set him up to be disbarred and dishonored in ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney''. He then spends seven years pretending to be his dearest friend, and the only person who objected to his punishment until [[spoiler: Phoenix]] finally takes him down.
** And in ''Investigations'' [[spoiler: Shi-Long Lang]] is shocked to discover that [[spoiler: Byrne Faraday's killer and a key member of the smuggling ring is his assistant Shih-na.]]
** [[spoiler:Calisto Yew]] serves as one to [[spoiler: Byrne Faraday and Tyrell Badd, her accomplices in the Yatagarasu, when she betrays and kills Byrne, due to being TheMole for the smuggling ring the Yatagarasu is fighting]].
** [[ImpliedTrope Implied]] by Apollo in the last case of Dual Destinies, when he states that Prosecutor Blackquill seems torn after TheReveal of [[spoiler:[[TheMole Bobby Fulbright]]'s true identity, as the two of them were partners. The previous cases also give the feeling that there was a strong, if unusual, friendship between them]].

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%%** And in In ''Dawn Of The New World,'' [[spoiler:Emil and Richter]] without a doubt.
* ''Franchise/DanganRonpa'' is a big fan of this. Since every case is composed by a murder committed by one of the people who you had to live for a little while, while most case end up showing the murderer as sympathetic in their motives, some times they do come off as cold blooded killers, such as [[spoiler: Celestia, who killed Hifumi and Ishimaru to get out of the school with the money offered by Monokuma]], [[spoiler: Mikan, who killed Ibuki and Hiyoko after regaining her memories as a member of Ultimate Despair]] and [[spoiler: Nagito, who not only essentially caused the first murder sets up his own death to be unsolvable, on a try to get everyone besides Chiaki killed.]] After [[spoiler:Celestia's]] execution, Makoto notes that since the culprit killed his friends, he can't pity her, but acknowledges once thinking of her as a friend.
** The [[VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2 sequel]] takes it even further: The last case reveals that [[spoiler: Hinata and everybody else but Chiaki are the Remnants of Despair, a group of Ultimate Despair that served directly under Junko and are trying to destroy the world, though none of them have memories of that]].
** [[spoiler: Chiaki]] is a subversion, as [[spoiler: even though she was the traitor, she was working for the Future Foundation, who was trying to help them. During the aforementioned incident in which she is set up as Nagito's killer, she [[HeroicSacrifice does everything she can to ensure that she's convicted (and executed) for it]], even though she's unable to actually come out and reveal herself as the "traitor"]].
* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'':
** We don't actually see the moment of revelation for [[spoiler: Phoenix Wright]], but [[spoiler: Kristoph Gavin]] is the one who set him up to be disbarred and dishonored in ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney''. He then spends seven years pretending to be his dearest friend, and the only person who objected to his punishment until [[spoiler: Phoenix]] finally takes him down.
** And in ''Investigations'' [[spoiler: Shi-Long Lang]] is shocked to discover that [[spoiler: Byrne Faraday's killer and a key member of the smuggling ring is his assistant Shih-na.]]
** [[spoiler:Calisto Yew]] serves as one to [[spoiler: Byrne Faraday and Tyrell Badd, her accomplices in the Yatagarasu, when she betrays and kills Byrne, due to being TheMole for the smuggling ring the Yatagarasu is fighting]].
** [[ImpliedTrope Implied]] by Apollo in the last case of Dual Destinies, when he states that Prosecutor Blackquill seems torn after TheReveal of [[spoiler:[[TheMole Bobby Fulbright]]'s true identity, as the two of them were partners. The previous cases also give the feeling that there was a strong, if unusual, friendship between them]].
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%%** [[spoiler:Mathias]] in ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLamentOfInnocence''. The series likes this trope: There's also [[spoiler:Albus]] in ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaOrderOfEcclesia'' and [[spoiler:Zead]] in ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaCurseOfDarkness''.
%%** And [[spoiler:Maxim]] in ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaHarmonyOfDissonance''.

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%%** [[spoiler:Mathias]] in ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLamentOfInnocence''. The series likes this trope: There's also ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaLamentOfInnocence Lament of Innocence]]''.
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[[spoiler:Albus]] in ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaOrderOfEcclesia'' and ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaOrderOfEcclesia Order of Ecclesia]]''.
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[[spoiler:Zead]] in ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaCurseOfDarkness''.
''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaCurseOfDarkness Curse of Darkness]]''.
%%** And [[spoiler:Maxim]] in ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaHarmonyOfDissonance''.''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaHarmonyOfDissonance Harmony of Dissonance]]''.



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* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'':
** We don't actually see the moment of revelation for [[spoiler: Phoenix Wright]], but [[spoiler: Kristoph Gavin]] is the one who set him up to be disbarred and dishonored in ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney''. He then spends seven years pretending to be his dearest friend, and the only person who objected to his punishment until [[spoiler: Phoenix]] finally takes him down.
** In ''[[VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth Investigations]]'', [[spoiler: Shi-Long Lang]] is shocked to discover that [[spoiler:Byrne Faraday's killer and a key member of the smuggling ring is his assistant Shih-na.]]
** [[spoiler:Calisto Yew]] serves as one to [[spoiler:Byrne Faraday and Tyrell Badd, her accomplices in the Yatagarasu, when she betrays and kills Byrne, due to being TheMole for the smuggling ring the Yatagarasu is fighting]].
** [[ImpliedTrope Implied]] by Apollo in the last case of ''[[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies Dual Destinies]]'', when he states that Prosecutor Blackquill seems torn after TheReveal of [[spoiler:[[TheMole Bobby Fulbright]]'s true identity, as the two of them were partners. The previous cases also give the feeling that there was a strong, if unusual, friendship between them]].
** Through cases 4 and 5 of ''Dual Destinies'', Apollo wonders if his friend and co-worker [[FieryRedhead Athena Cykes]] has killed his childhood friend Clay Terran. His lead is that he senses with his HyperAwareness that Athena is hiding something from him, which is rare for her. {{Subverted|Trope}}: the killer was an enemy to Athena as well and she was just another victim of the whole ordeal as she's [[FrameUp framed]] for Clay's murder (''and Athena's mother's murder too'').
* ''Franchise/DanganRonpa'' is a big fan of this. Since every case is composed by a murder committed by one of the people who you had to live for a little while, while most case end up showing the murderer as sympathetic in their motives, some times they do come off as cold blooded killers, such as [[spoiler: Celestia, who killed Hifumi and Ishimaru to get out of the school with the money offered by Monokuma]], [[spoiler: Mikan, who killed Ibuki and Hiyoko after regaining her memories as a member of Ultimate Despair]] and [[spoiler: Nagito, who not only essentially caused the first murder sets up his own death to be unsolvable, on a try to get everyone besides Chiaki killed.]] After [[spoiler:Celestia's]] execution, Makoto notes that since the culprit killed his friends, he can't pity her, but acknowledges once thinking of her as a friend.
** The [[VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2 sequel]] takes it even further: The last case reveals that [[spoiler: Hinata and everybody else but Chiaki are the Remnants of Despair, a group of Ultimate Despair that served directly under Junko and are trying to destroy the world, though none of them have memories of that]].
** [[spoiler:Chiaki]] is a subversion, as [[spoiler: even though she was the traitor, she was working for the Future Foundation, who was trying to help them. During the aforementioned incident in which she is set up as Nagito's killer, she [[HeroicSacrifice does everything she can to ensure that she's convicted (and executed) for it]], even though she's unable to actually come out and reveal herself as the "traitor"]].
* In ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors'', [[BigBad Zero]] has kidnapped nine people and is forcing them to play a DeadlyGame. What's Zero's identity? [[WellIntentionedExtremist Akane Kurashiki]], the protagonist's childhood friend who has been playing along with him through the game pretending to be an innocent victim of the ordeal.
* Old school Japanese PC/NES adventure game ''VisualNovel/ThePortopiaSerialMurderCase'' has this as TheReveal, as the titular killer turns out to be [[spoiler:Yasuhiro "Yasu" Mano, who is not only the main character's ''partner'' [[TheDogWasTheMastermind but also the single most unlikely suspect]] as he is with you ''throughout the entire game, executing the commands of the unseen protagonist''.]] The shock factor was so high that nowadays the phrase "[[spoiler:Yasu]] is the culprit" is something of a [[MemeticMutation meme]] amongst old fans. This twist is so well-known that it's been given [[ShoutOut Shout Outs]] in ''Manga/HaruhiChan'', Episode 7 of ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'', and Chapter 3 of ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa''.
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* [[spoiler: Subverted]] in ''Webcomic/BrawlInTheFamily'''s "Cocoon Academy" arc. [[spoiler:Not only is it not Dedede's StartOfDarkness, but it turns out to be Meta Knight's origin story instead of Kirby's.]]

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* [[spoiler: Subverted]] [[spoiler:Subverted]] in ''Webcomic/BrawlInTheFamily'''s "Cocoon Academy" arc. [[spoiler:Not only is it not Dedede's StartOfDarkness, but it turns out to be Meta Knight's origin story instead of Kirby's.]]
14th Jan '17 7:15:54 PM nombretomado
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* In the {{Lufia}} series, a common plot element is a certain character being [[spoiler: Erim, the Sinistral of Death. In VideoGame/LufiaAndTheFortressOfDoom it was Lufia herself, in VideoGame/LufiaIIRiseOfTheSinistrals it was Iris, and in VideoGame/LufiaTheLegendReturns it was Seena.]] Often, this character is not even aware of their true identity.

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* In the {{Lufia}} ''VideoGame/{{Lufia}}'' series, a common plot element is a certain character being [[spoiler: Erim, the Sinistral of Death. In VideoGame/LufiaAndTheFortressOfDoom ''VideoGame/LufiaAndTheFortressOfDoom'' it was Lufia herself, in VideoGame/LufiaIIRiseOfTheSinistrals ''VideoGame/LufiaIIRiseOfTheSinistrals'' it was Iris, and in VideoGame/LufiaTheLegendReturns ''VideoGame/LufiaTheLegendReturns'' it was Seena.]] Often, this character is not even aware of their true identity.
7th Jan '17 6:55:22 PM Xelloss08
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* In ''Literature/VoidCity'', one of the major antagonists is Roger, Eric's oldest friend and long-time business partner, who has secretly despised him and wanted to kill him for decades.
12th Dec '16 5:05:28 PM DarthNANAME
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* ''VideoGame/TheTestamentOfSherlockHolmes'' implies that Sherlock Holmes is this to Watson, as it drops hints that the famous detective might be the mastermind of the murders committed throughout the game. Watson's deteriorating friendship with Holmes is an ongoing plotline. [[spoiler: Holmes is innocent, of course, but he's doing it deliberately. Moriarty is framing Holmes for the crimes, and Homes is intentionally acting suspicious to keep Moriarty's attention off of Watson.]]
12th Dec '16 4:45:51 PM DarthNANAME
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* The Phone Guy in ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'', maybe. It's possible that he is the unnamed SerialKiller responsible for the Bite of '87 which first is most likely what caused the animatronics to turn murderous, seeing as the killer was a security guard - like the Phone Guy - and he seems to know a lot about the history of the place and how the monsters work. And the advice he gives does seem sincere.

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* There's a prominent fan-theory that [[FanNickname The Phone Guy Guy]] in ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'', maybe. It's possible that he is the unnamed SerialKiller responsible for in the Bite game's backstory whom murdered a group of '87 which first is most likely what caused children, who's murders are implied to be the reason why the titular pizzeria's animatronics to turn murderous, seeing as the killer was a security guard - like the Phone Guy - and he seems to know a lot about the history of the place and how the monsters work. And the advice he gives does seem sincere.are murderous.
9th Dec '16 2:40:24 PM Doug86
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* [[Characters/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Maxwell Lord]] to the [[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica JLI]]. Despite killing [[ComicBook/BlueBeetle Ted Kord]] in the build-up to InfiniteCrisis, Max still views them as his friends and warns them to stay out of his way, even telling ComicBook/BoosterGold that killing ComicBook/BlueBeetle wasn't easy for him.

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* [[Characters/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Maxwell Lord]] to the [[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica [[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica JLI]]. Despite killing [[ComicBook/BlueBeetle Ted Kord]] in the build-up to InfiniteCrisis, Max still views them as his friends and warns them to stay out of his way, even telling ComicBook/BoosterGold that killing ComicBook/BlueBeetle wasn't easy for him.
9th Dec '16 8:22:01 AM DaveE
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* Hartigan in ''ComicBook/SinCity'' has one of those. Who is later ([[AnachronicOrder or earlier, depending on your point of view]]) killed by a different partner, whom Ava Lord had dug her talons into.

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* Hartigan in ''ComicBook/SinCity'' has one of those. Who these, his partner Bob, who shoots Hartigan in the back to keep him from killing Senator Roark's pedophile son. There are apparently no hard feelings on either side, and Bob gives Hartigan a lift back to town after he gets out of jail.
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is later ([[AnachronicOrder or earlier, depending on your point of view]]) killed by a different partner, whom Ava Lord had dug her talons into.into.
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