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16th Aug '17 8:08:20 AM BeerBaron
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** Boethiah, the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] of Plots (encompassing Deceit, Conspiracy, Murder, Assassination, Treason, Unlawful Overthrow of Authority, Betrayal...) is essentially the embodiment of this trope. He ([[GenderBender sometimes "she")]] exists to cause and exacerbate this condition in mortals, and he is not above pulling this himself the moment his followers [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness outlive their usefulness]] or simply because [[ItAmusedMe he is bored]]. Most of his quests throughout the series involve pulling this in one way or another. In ''Skyrim'', Boethiah requires that you bring and sacrifice a follower (someone who trusts you) at her shrine in order to even summon her to receive her quest. (And that quest has you killing her other followers and then hunting down her "unworthy" former champion.)
9th Aug '17 3:36:07 PM gb00393
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** Zigzagged trope with Jaime. This is his reputation. In reality, his killing of King Aerys is far more complex: Aerys told him to kill his own father and was also planning on burning down and killing everyone in King's Landing. Unfortunately, Jaime's pride and pessimism discouraged him from revealing that true reason for killing Aerys. On the other hand, if word were to ever get out that Jaime had brutally killed his younger cousin, Alton Lannister, then he would be known as a ''kinslayer'', the ''only'' thing worse than being a kingslayer in Westeros, as well.
7th Aug '17 9:48:11 AM CooperThief
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* Masayoshi Shido in ''VideoGame/Persona5'' kills several of his associates to further his own goals and to prevent others from disclosing any information regarding his rise to power. [[spoiler:He kills the Shujin principal for failing to deal with the Phantom Thieves, Okumura in order to frame the Phantom Thieves for causing the mental shutdowns, the SIU Director for his connection to the conspiracy, and even Akechi for his participation in the murders.]]
25th Jul '17 11:44:36 AM GlitteringFlowers
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** Nami at the beginning of the series when she betrayed Luffy to Buggy, then she betrays Buggy himself to join up with Luffy again. Then just before Sanji joins the crew she steals their ship and their treasure for Arlong (though she had [[DarkAndTroubledPast a good reason¡¡ for that one and wasn't happy ''at all''). Then she betrays Arlong and goes back to Luffy again. They even lampshade these betrayals in the sixth movie when Nami accuses Usopp of betraying her and he says that that's her thing...[[DarkerAndEdgier though that lampshading is not at all]] PlayedForLaughs.

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** Nami at the beginning of the series when she betrayed Luffy to Buggy, then she betrays Buggy himself to join up with Luffy again. Then just before Sanji joins the crew she steals their ship and their treasure for Arlong (though she had [[DarkAndTroubledPast a good reason¡¡ reason]] for that one and wasn't happy ''at all''). Then she betrays Arlong and goes back to Luffy again. They even lampshade these betrayals in the sixth movie when Nami accuses Usopp of betraying her and he says that that's her thing...[[DarkerAndEdgier though that lampshading is not at all]] PlayedForLaughs.
25th Jul '17 11:44:11 AM GlitteringFlowers
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** Nami at the beginning of the series when she betrayed Luffy to Buggy, then she betrays Buggy himself to join up with Luffy again. Then just before Sanji joins the crew she steals their ship and their treasure for Arlong. Then she betrays Arlong and goes back to Luffy again. They even lampshade these betrayals in the sixth movie when Nami accuses Usopp of betraying her and he says that that's her thing...[[DarkerAndEdgier though that lampshading is not at all]] PlayedForLaughs.

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** Nami at the beginning of the series when she betrayed Luffy to Buggy, then she betrays Buggy himself to join up with Luffy again. Then just before Sanji joins the crew she steals their ship and their treasure for Arlong.Arlong (though she had [[DarkAndTroubledPast a good reason¡¡ for that one and wasn't happy ''at all''). Then she betrays Arlong and goes back to Luffy again. They even lampshade these betrayals in the sixth movie when Nami accuses Usopp of betraying her and he says that that's her thing...[[DarkerAndEdgier though that lampshading is not at all]] PlayedForLaughs.



* From ''[[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross Macross]]''/''Anime/{{Robotech}}'', we get Kvamzin/Khyron Kravshera. Known by his own people as "Kamjin the Ally-Killer" ("Khyron the Backstabber" in ''Anime/{{Robotech}}''). It's not a reference to his battle tactics. It is a reference to the fact that he'll murder his own men, and other people's men, to advance his own objectives or if they displease him in some way. It's only the fact that Britai and Laplamiz have vastly superior firepower and numbers to Kamjin that prevents him from launching a full-on mutiny.

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* From ''[[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross Macross]]''/''Anime/{{Robotech}}'', we get there's Kvamzin/Khyron Kravshera. Known Kravshera, known by his own people as "Kamjin the Ally-Killer" ("Khyron the Backstabber" in ''Anime/{{Robotech}}''). It's not a reference to his battle tactics. It tactics: it is a reference to the fact that he'll murder his own men, and other people's men, to advance his own objectives or if they displease him in some way. It's only the fact that Britai and Laplamiz Laplamiz/Azonia have vastly superior firepower and numbers to Kamjin that prevents him from launching a full-on mutiny.



* Mine Fujiko in ''Characters/LupinIII'' betrays Lupin in every aspect of the Franchise. Some argue that she ''doesn't'' betray him in ''Anime/TheCastleOfCagliostro'', because they weren't exactly on the same side there. In most stories, if it looks like the villain (and/or [[HeroAntagonist Inspector Zenigata]]) isn't going to keep their end of the deal, she'll betray them as well. Or if she can get a better deal with Lupin. Or if she can keep all of it. Pretty much expect her to betray at least one, possibly a dozen people. Despite this, Lupin continues to blindly trust her until the next betrayal. In one instance, he even comments that he is ''expecting'' her to betray him, but Lupin's weakness for Fujiko certainly does prevent him from becoming a BoringInvincibleHero.

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* Mine Fujiko Mine in ''Characters/LupinIII'' betrays Lupin in every aspect of the Franchise. Some argue that she ''doesn't'' betray him in ''Anime/TheCastleOfCagliostro'', because they weren't exactly on the same side there. In most stories, if it looks like the villain (and/or [[HeroAntagonist Inspector Zenigata]]) isn't going to keep their end of the deal, she'll betray them as well. Or if she can get a better deal with Lupin. Or if she can keep all of it. Pretty much expect her to betray at least one, possibly a dozen people. Despite this, Lupin continues to blindly trust her until the next betrayal. In one instance, he even comments that he is ''expecting'' her to betray him, but Lupin's weakness for Fujiko certainly does prevent him from becoming a BoringInvincibleHero.
24th Jul '17 2:51:15 PM LeahJ
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*** His old info card described him as "a DoubleReverseQuadrupleAgent whose reflexive suspicion is entirely justified." In any event, no one really knows ''what'' the Spy of either side is up to.

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*** His old info card described him as "a DoubleReverseQuadrupleAgent whose reflexive suspicion is entirely justified." In any event, no one really knows ''what'' the Spy of either side is up to."
21st Jul '17 10:29:28 PM StrixObscuro
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* In ''Series/QueenOfTheSouth'', Guero D'Avila has betrayed nearly every outfit to which he's ever been attached. Naturally, when he joins Camila's group, Camila gives John a standing order to shoot Guero if it looks like he's going to switch teams again.
21st Jul '17 9:02:28 PM infernape612
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** In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'', [[spoiler:TechnicalPacifist engineer "Huey" Emmerich goes from a GenerationXerox of his NiceGuy son Hal/"Otacon" to securing himself a place in XOF by helping them destroy the MSF base. When Huey learns that the Diamond Dogs are out to avenge that betrayal and Skull Face is questioning his relevance, he defects to Mother Base, only to eventually lash out against their (understandable) disdain for him and recapture XOF's support by mutating a strain of vocal cord parasites. The Diamond Dogs try Huey in a KangarooCourt ([[SubvertedTrope albeit one]] [[ImplausibleDeniability where it wasn't that hard for them to prove he really is guilty]]) and exile him from Mother Base for planning to use his young son as a pilot for his battle mech...then murdering his wife when she refused to comply. Years later, Huey's suicide nearly becomes one final horrible backstab, as he attempts to drag his stepdaughter into the pool to drown with him]].

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** In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'', [[spoiler:TechnicalPacifist engineer "Huey" Emmerich goes from a GenerationXerox of his NiceGuy son Hal/"Otacon" to securing himself a place in XOF by helping them destroy the MSF base. When Huey learns that the Diamond Dogs are out to avenge that betrayal and Skull Face is questioning his relevance, he defects to Mother Base, only to eventually lash out against their (understandable) disdain for him and recapture XOF's support by mutating a strain of vocal cord parasites. The Diamond Dogs try Huey in a KangarooCourt ([[SubvertedTrope albeit one]] [[ImplausibleDeniability where it wasn't that hard for them to prove he really is guilty]]) and exile him from Mother Base for planning to use his young son as a pilot for his battle mech...then murdering his wife when she refused to comply. Years later, Huey's suicide nearly becomes one final horrible backstab, as he attempts to drag his stepdaughter into the pool to drown with him]]. Amusingly, the above-mentioned Revolver Ocelot manages to go the entire game without betraying anyone, being firmly on your side the entire time.
10th Jul '17 3:46:49 AM JackG
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** The Master is also a fan of the tactic, but he is backstabbed almost as many times as he is the one doing the backstabbing. Reaches its zenith in [[spoiler: [[DoctorWhoS36E12TheDoctorFalls "The Doctor Falls"]]; Saxon-Master and Missy appear to be working together until she Back Stab}}s him on the way to his TARDIS and he shoots her InTheBack in turn. Both of them realize that they just double-crossed ''themselves'' and go to their respective deaths LaughingMad.]]

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** The Master is also a fan of the tactic, but he is backstabbed almost as many times as he is the one doing the backstabbing. Reaches its zenith in [[spoiler: [[DoctorWhoS36E12TheDoctorFalls "The Doctor Falls"]]; Saxon-Master and Missy appear to be working together until she Back {{Back Stab}}s him on the way to his TARDIS and he shoots her InTheBack in turn. Both of them realize that they just double-crossed ''themselves'' and go to their respective deaths LaughingMad.]]
10th Jul '17 3:46:26 AM JackG
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** The Master is also a fan of the tactic, but he is backstabbed almost as many times as he is the one doing the backstabbing. Reaches its zenith in [[spoiler: "The Doctor Falls", in which two different Masters perform a MutualKill, with Simm's Master shooting Gomez's Mistress in the back. He even mentions what a perfect finish it is for them.]]



** The Master managed to go UpToEleven. [[spoiler: [[DoctorWhoS36E12TheDoctorFalls "The Doctor Falls"]]; Saxon-Master and Missy appear to be working together. Well, until she stabs him on the way to his TARDIS and he shoots her in the back. Both of them realize that they just double-crossed ''themselves'' and go to their respective deaths LaughingMad.]]

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** The Master managed to go UpToEleven. is also a fan of the tactic, but he is backstabbed almost as many times as he is the one doing the backstabbing. Reaches its zenith in [[spoiler: [[DoctorWhoS36E12TheDoctorFalls "The Doctor Falls"]]; Saxon-Master and Missy appear to be working together. Well, together until she stabs Back Stab}}s him on the way to his TARDIS and he shoots her InTheBack in the back.turn. Both of them realize that they just double-crossed ''themselves'' and go to their respective deaths LaughingMad.]]
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