History Main / ChronicBackStabbingDisorder

5th Feb '16 6:44:17 PM TheUnknownUploader
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* In the second-season paintball game on ''Series/{{Community}}'', Chang continually teams up with and betrays almost every pack of combatants who will take him, until he is relentlessly shot by the study group, who [[GenreSavvy saw right through]] his Chronic Backstabbing Disorder.
to:
* In the second-season paintball game on ''Series/{{Community}}'', Chang continually teams up with and betrays almost every pack of combatants who will take him, until he is relentlessly shot by the study group, who [[GenreSavvy saw right through]] his Chronic Backstabbing Disorder.even if [[StupidEvil they're winning.]]
30th Jan '16 12:59:57 AM Will
Is there an issue? Send a Message
Added DiffLines:
* ''Series/{{Continuum}}'' gives us Matthew Kellog, who over the course of four seasons manages to not only betray every faction multiple times, but also, thanks to the magic of time travel, [[spoiler:backstabs ''himself'', with a plan to travel back in time and steal his own kidneys]].
2nd Jan '16 10:46:54 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* Lily, of Austin Grossman's ''SoonIWillBeInvincible''. In her {{backstory}}, before the events of the book, she was [[TimeTravel sent back in time]] to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong, did so, then decided to attempt to undo her changes so that she could go home. ([[spoiler:This {{backstory}} is revealed to be false. She was originally [[LovesMyAlterEgo Lois Lane]] to the Franchise/{{Superman}}-like [=CoreFire=] before getting empowered and dumping him.]]) She became a supervillain, eventually hooking up with [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate villainous Dr.]] [[MadScientist Impossible]], then left him for his ArchNemesis, the {{superhero}} [=CoreFire=]; as the story opens, she is just being recognized as an official member of ''[=CoreFire=]'s'' team, the New Champions. She then [[spoiler:provides Dr. Impossible with the last PlotCoupon necessary for his latest DoomsdayDevice]]. Doing so is what [[spoiler:saves the world from]] the disaster described in her {{backstory}}, and lets [[spoiler:Dr. Impossible beat the snot out of [=CoreFire=]. Then she backstabs Dr. Impossible ''again'' to save the world yet another time, before chewing out both him and [=CoreFire=] and leaving them tied up to the same post.]] Even at the end of the series, it's clear the only side she's on is her own, and quite effective at it. {{Iron|y}}ically, she's [[PersonalityPowers transparent]].
to:
* Lily, of Austin Grossman's ''SoonIWillBeInvincible''.''Literature/SoonIWillBeInvincible''. In her {{backstory}}, before the events of the book, she was [[TimeTravel sent back in time]] to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong, did so, then decided to attempt to undo her changes so that she could go home. ([[spoiler:This {{backstory}} is revealed to be false. She was originally [[LovesMyAlterEgo Lois Lane]] to the Franchise/{{Superman}}-like [=CoreFire=] before getting empowered and dumping him.]]) She became a supervillain, eventually hooking up with [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate villainous Dr.]] [[MadScientist Impossible]], then left him for his ArchNemesis, the {{superhero}} [=CoreFire=]; as the story opens, she is just being recognized as an official member of ''[=CoreFire=]'s'' team, the New Champions. She then [[spoiler:provides Dr. Impossible with the last PlotCoupon necessary for his latest DoomsdayDevice]]. Doing so is what [[spoiler:saves the world from]] the disaster described in her {{backstory}}, and lets [[spoiler:Dr. Impossible beat the snot out of [=CoreFire=]. Then she backstabs Dr. Impossible ''again'' to save the world yet another time, before chewing out both him and [=CoreFire=] and leaving them tied up to the same post.]] Even at the end of the series, it's clear the only side she's on is her own, and quite effective at it. {{Iron|y}}ically, she's [[PersonalityPowers transparent]].
31st Dec '15 6:17:36 PM Anddrix
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* Marvel's Selfdemonstrating/{{Loki}} does this at any given moment, and why his brother Comicbook/TheMightyThor still gives him the time of day is anyone's guess. He knows it, too, and isn't always happy about it: [[ComicBook/JourneyIntoMystery Kid!Loki]] was created because his previous incarnation realised that his treacherous nature had made him ''too'' predictable - an unacceptable state for a God of Chaos. [[spoiler:But he also set up a scheme to betray Kid!Loki from the grave, having a copy of himself kill the child and taking over his form in order to pass as the boy, though this didn't work out as expected: In ''Comicbook/YoungAvengers'' this new Loki realized that they are having trouble being properly evil (and in ''Comicbook/LokiAgentOfAsgard'' that they aren't that much of a he either), what with Kid!Loki taunting them for their weakness from the spirit world and all.]]
to:
* Marvel's Selfdemonstrating/{{Loki}} Loki does this at any given moment, and why his brother Comicbook/TheMightyThor still gives him the time of day is anyone's guess. He knows it, too, and isn't always happy about it: [[ComicBook/JourneyIntoMystery Kid!Loki]] was created because his previous incarnation realised that his treacherous nature had made him ''too'' predictable - an unacceptable state for a God of Chaos. [[spoiler:But he also set up a scheme to betray Kid!Loki from the grave, having a copy of himself kill the child and taking over his form in order to pass as the boy, though this didn't work out as expected: In ''Comicbook/YoungAvengers'' this new Loki realized that they are having trouble being properly evil (and in ''Comicbook/LokiAgentOfAsgard'' that they aren't that much of a he either), what with Kid!Loki taunting them for their weakness from the spirit world and all.]]
30th Dec '15 2:28:51 PM Anddrix
Is there an issue? Send a Message
** SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor is DangerouslyGenreSavvy enough to bring Joker into his villain team-ups without actually trusting him (or anyone else really). Lex knows it's better to let the Joker have his fun while pointing him in the general direction of his enemies. That and Lex actually ''likes'' Joker's sick sense of humor, finding him "strangely compelling company". Lex, on the other hand, ''doesn't'' fit this trope. He does occasionally honor his bargains, which makes the times he doesn't that much harder to expect.
to:
** SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor ComicBook/LexLuthor is DangerouslyGenreSavvy enough to bring Joker into his villain team-ups without actually trusting him (or anyone else really). Lex knows it's better to let the Joker have his fun while pointing him in the general direction of his enemies. That and Lex actually ''likes'' Joker's sick sense of humor, finding him "strangely compelling company". Lex, on the other hand, ''doesn't'' fit this trope. He does occasionally honor his bargains, which makes the times he doesn't that much harder to expect.
28th Dec '15 8:09:23 PM StrixObscuro
Is there an issue? Send a Message
added example
* In ''{{ComicBook/Violine}}'', Violine reveals through mind-reading that several of the president's ministers are plotting against him, resulting in a chain reaction of ministers declaring their own revolution, plunging the room into chaos as all ministers call on the same soldiers to support them.
to:
* In ''{{ComicBook/Violine}}'', ''ComicBook/{{Violine}}'', Violine reveals through mind-reading that several of the president's ministers are plotting against him, resulting in a chain reaction of ministers declaring their own revolution, plunging the room into chaos as all ministers call on the same soldiers to support them.

* In ''{{ComicBook/Violine}}'', Violine reveals through mind-reading that several of ''ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica: Classified'', the president's ministers are plotting against him, resulting in a chain reaction of ministers declaring their own revolution, plunging original Ragdoll is portrayed as the room into chaos as all ministers call on kind of guy who will betray anyone for the same soldiers slightest reason. Thus, nobody in Wizard's gang feels too broken up when [[spoiler:Ragdoll is killed after stealing the Cosmic Key and trying to support them.use it for himself, which has the added bonus of releasing Johnny Sorrow]].

* During the Grazton arc of FanFic/TheTaintedGrimoire, [[spoiler: Barley]] commits a series of betrayals. First was betraying a good guy to the bad guys, then betraying the bad guys to get help from other good guys to save the good guy he himself betrayed and finally, in a misguided attempt to make sure everyone comes out alive, betrayed the other good guys to the bad guys.
to:
* During the Grazton arc of FanFic/TheTaintedGrimoire, [[spoiler: Barley]] [[spoiler:Barley]] commits a series of betrayals. First was betraying a good guy to the bad guys, then betraying the bad guys to get help from other good guys to save the good guy he himself betrayed and finally, in a misguided attempt to make sure everyone comes out alive, betrayed the other good guys to the bad guys.
22nd Dec '15 7:32:26 PM IndirectActiveTransport
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* In Puerto Rico's EWO, Sweet Nancy's {{red baron}} is "La Traidora". She openly admits to preferring to wrestle as a {{technic|o}}a but states betrayal is the nature of pro wrestling and that she has no allies because of it (except perhaps Sensacional Carlitos, on account of ''marriage'' and all).
to:
* In Puerto Rico's EWO, Sweet Nancy's {{red baron}} is "La Traidora". She openly admits to preferring to wrestle as a {{technic|o}}a {{tecnic|o}}a but states betrayal is the nature of pro wrestling and that she has no allies because of it (except perhaps Sensacional Carlitos, on account of ''marriage'' and all).
15th Dec '15 6:42:03 PM BattleMaster
Is there an issue? Send a Message
Frequently happens when a MagnificentBastard plays the EnigmaticMinion. See ReliableTraitor for a possible reason why the character can continue to find work. Related to TheStarscream, except that that character type ''doesn't'' succeed (most of the time, anyways, and when they do, they usually don't get to revel in it for long). These characters are also commonly ChaoticNeutral, ChaoticEvil, ChaoticStupid, StupidEvil, or StupidNeutral (lawful and/or good characters tend to see betrayal as a big no-no, and NeutralEvil characters (probably) won't betray their current allies just for the hell of it). See also OpportunisticBastard.
to:
Frequently happens when a MagnificentBastard plays the EnigmaticMinion. See ReliableTraitor for a possible reason why the character can continue to find work. Related to TheStarscream, except that that character type ''doesn't'' succeed (most of the time, anyways, and when they do, they usually don't get to revel in it for long). These characters are also commonly ChaoticNeutral, ChaoticEvil, ChaoticStupid, StupidEvil, or StupidNeutral (lawful and/or good characters tend to see betrayal as a big no-no, and NeutralEvil characters (probably) won't betray their current allies just for the hell of it). See also OpportunisticBastard. OpportunisticBastard. Often a characteristic of TheStarscream.
15th Dec '15 12:25:43 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* In the ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' episode "The Fuzzy Boots Corollary", the character Sheldon plays in ''WorldOfWarcraft'' is a Chronic Backstabber because Sheldon considers this [[AlwaysChaoticEvil the only appropriate way to play a Night Elf Rogue]].
to:
* In the ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' episode "The Fuzzy Boots Corollary", the character Sheldon plays in ''WorldOfWarcraft'' ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' is a Chronic Backstabber because Sheldon considers this [[AlwaysChaoticEvil the only appropriate way to play a Night Elf Rogue]].
11th Dec '15 9:46:16 PM IndirectActiveTransport
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* Unlike his baby {{face}} predecessors, masked Dominican wrestler Astroman [[LegacyCharacter III]] was known for constantly changing sides, earning him the nickname "Betrayer". * Thanks to Wrestling/ShawnMichaels, its rare to find a successful {{tag team}} in the continental united states that doesn't break up for petty reasons and in fact has become more common for long lasting tag teams to be formed out of rivals who have feuded with each other so long it has gotten old and or to show how much these particular tag team title belts are really worth.
to:
* Unlike his baby {{face}} predecessors, masked Dominican wrestler Astroman [[LegacyCharacter III]] was known for [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor constantly changing sides, sides]], earning him the nickname "Betrayer". * Thanks to Wrestling/ShawnMichaels, its rare to find a successful {{tag team}} in the continental united states United States that doesn't break up for petty reasons and in fact has become more common for long lasting tag teams to be formed out of rivals who have feuded with each other so long it has gotten old and or have put aside their differences to show how much these particular tag team title belts are really worth.

* Wrestling/{{Paige}} has turned on every ally she's ever had. It was lampshaded on RAW when she asked the other Divas fot help on taking on the Wrestling/BellaTwins. They rejected her on the grounds that she'd eventually turn on them. So she calls on NXT Divas Wrestling/{{Charlotte}} and Wrestling/BeckyLynch. She ended up turning on them when the former won the Divas Championship, apologized a few weeks later, then turned on them again the next night. Bottom line, if Paige asks you for help, run!
to:
* Wrestling/{{Paige}} has turned on every ally she's ever had. It was lampshaded on RAW when she asked the other Divas fot for help on taking on the Wrestling/BellaTwins. They rejected her on the grounds that she'd eventually turn on them. So she calls on NXT Divas Wrestling/{{Charlotte}} and Wrestling/BeckyLynch. She ended up turning on them when the former won the Divas Championship, apologized a few weeks later, then turned on them again the next night. Bottom line, if Paige asks you for help, run!
This list shows the last 10 events of 790. Show all.