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8th Dec '17 9:38:31 AM wootzits
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* While ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'' foxes have this as a species hat, Mokkan of the Marlfoxes is the [[Pantheon/{{Crime}} god of this trope.]] How? Well, you could probably count the allies he DIDN'T betray, abandon or just mess up on one paw, up to and including his own family. Seriously, [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath pushing your sister into a lake full of]] [[ThreateningShark pike...]] Yeesh.

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* While ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'' foxes have this as a species hat, Mokkan of the Marlfoxes is the [[Pantheon/{{Crime}} god of this trope.]] most notable. How? Well, you could probably count the allies he DIDN'T betray, abandon or just mess up on one paw, up to and including his own family. Seriously, [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath pushing your sister into a lake full of]] [[ThreateningShark pike...]] Yeesh.
30th Nov '17 12:32:54 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** Duke Rogont purposefully sabotaged the battle plans of his own allies in the League of Eight to diminish their power and ensure his supremacy once they defeat their mutual enemy Duke Orso. However, he diminished his allies so much that by the time Rogont is ready to fight for real, Orso is much more powerful than the remaining members of the League.

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** In ''Literature/BestServedCold'', Duke Rogont has purposefully sabotaged the battle plans of his own allies in the League of Eight to diminish their power and ensure his supremacy once they defeat their mutual enemy Duke Orso. However, he diminished his allies so much that by the time Rogont is ready to fight for real, Orso is much more powerful than the remaining members of the League.
30th Nov '17 12:31:45 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Literature/TheFirstLaw''
** Mercenaries, particularly the leaders of the Thousand Swords, and ''particularly'' Nicomo Cosca, are known to switch their allegiance or simply abandon their employers when it is profitable or expedient to do so.
** Duke Rogont purposefully sabotaged the battle plans of his own allies in the League of Eight to diminish their power and ensure his supremacy once they defeat their mutual enemy Duke Orso. However, he diminished his allies so much that by the time Rogont is ready to fight for real, Orso is much more powerful than the remaining members of the League.
15th Nov '17 1:21:13 PM nighttrainfm
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** Like the comic book character he is based upon, Loki from ''Film/{{Thor}}'' is prone to this sort of behavior. In the first film in which he appears, he [[spoiler: lets enemies into his family's weapons' vault, attempts to kill his adoptive brother, and tricks an enemy king (who is also his biological father) into trying to kill his adoptive father, only to kill him in order to prove his loyalty to said adoptive father]]. Ironically, in that first movie he seemed to be motivated, at least in part, by [[WellIntentionedExtremist loyalty towards Asgard,]] [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds and desperation to prove that he was a good son.]] In ''[[Film/ThorTheDarkWorld The Dark World]]'', Thor takes it as a given that Loki will eventually betray him and so do Lady Sif and the Warriors Three. He doesn't, unless you count a FakeDefector trick, but he ''does'' fake his own death in order to usurp and impersonate Odin. By ''[[Film/ThorRagnarok Ragnarok]]'', he's become ''so'' predictable that Thor is able to effortlessly turn his latest betrayal against him.

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** Like the comic book character he is based upon, Loki from ''Film/{{Thor}}'' is prone to this sort of behavior. In the first film in which he appears, he [[spoiler: lets enemies into his family's weapons' vault, attempts to kill his adoptive brother, and tricks an enemy king (who is also his biological father) into trying to kill his adoptive father, only to kill him in order to prove his loyalty to said adoptive father]]. Ironically, in that first movie he seemed to be motivated, at least in part, by [[WellIntentionedExtremist loyalty towards Asgard,]] [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds and desperation to prove that he was a good son.]] In ''[[Film/ThorTheDarkWorld The Dark World]]'', Thor takes it as a given that Loki will eventually betray him and so do Lady Sif and the Warriors Three. He doesn't, unless you count a FakeDefector trick, but he ''does'' fake his own death in order to usurp and impersonate Odin. By ''[[Film/ThorRagnarok Ragnarok]]'', he's become ''so'' predictable that Thor is able to effortlessly turn his latest betrayal against him.him effortlessly.
15th Nov '17 1:20:55 PM nighttrainfm
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** Like the comic book character he is based upon, Loki from ''Film/{{Thor}}'' is prone to this sort of behavior. In the first film in which he appears, he [[spoiler: lets enemies into his family's weapons' vault, attempts to kill his adoptive brother, and tricks an enemy king (who is also his biological father) into trying to kill his adoptive father, only to kill him in order to prove his loyalty to said adoptive father]]. Ironically, in that first movie he seemed to be motivated, at least in part, by [[WellIntentionedExtremist loyalty towards Asgard,]] [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds and desperation to prove that he was a good son.]] In ''[[Film/ThorTheDarkWorld The Dark World]]'', Thor takes it as a given that Loki will eventually betray him and so do Lady Sif and the Warriors Three. He doesn't, unless you can't a FakeDefector trick, but he ''does'' fake his own death in order to usurp and impersonate Odin. By ''[[Film/ThorRagnarok Ragnarok]]'', he's become ''so'' predictable Thor is able to effortlessly turn his latest betrayal against him.

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** Like the comic book character he is based upon, Loki from ''Film/{{Thor}}'' is prone to this sort of behavior. In the first film in which he appears, he [[spoiler: lets enemies into his family's weapons' vault, attempts to kill his adoptive brother, and tricks an enemy king (who is also his biological father) into trying to kill his adoptive father, only to kill him in order to prove his loyalty to said adoptive father]]. Ironically, in that first movie he seemed to be motivated, at least in part, by [[WellIntentionedExtremist loyalty towards Asgard,]] [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds and desperation to prove that he was a good son.]] In ''[[Film/ThorTheDarkWorld The Dark World]]'', Thor takes it as a given that Loki will eventually betray him and so do Lady Sif and the Warriors Three. He doesn't, unless you can't count a FakeDefector trick, but he ''does'' fake his own death in order to usurp and impersonate Odin. By ''[[Film/ThorRagnarok Ragnarok]]'', he's become ''so'' predictable that Thor is able to effortlessly turn his latest betrayal against him.
15th Nov '17 1:19:59 PM nighttrainfm
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** Like the comic book character he is based upon, Loki from ''Film/{{Thor}}'' is prone to this sort of behavior. In the first film in which he appears, he [[spoiler: lets enemies into his family's weapons' vault, attempts to kill his adoptive brother, and tricks an enemy king (who is also his biological father) into trying to kill his adoptive father, only to kill him in order to prove his loyalty to said adoptive father]]. Ironically, in that first movie he seemed to be motivated, at least in part, by [[WellIntentionedExtremist loyalty towards Asgard,]] [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds and desperation to prove that he was a good son.]] In ''[[Film/ThorTheDarkWorld The Dark World]]'', Thor takes it as a given that Loki will eventually betray him and so do Lady Sif and the Warriors Three.

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** Like the comic book character he is based upon, Loki from ''Film/{{Thor}}'' is prone to this sort of behavior. In the first film in which he appears, he [[spoiler: lets enemies into his family's weapons' vault, attempts to kill his adoptive brother, and tricks an enemy king (who is also his biological father) into trying to kill his adoptive father, only to kill him in order to prove his loyalty to said adoptive father]]. Ironically, in that first movie he seemed to be motivated, at least in part, by [[WellIntentionedExtremist loyalty towards Asgard,]] [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds and desperation to prove that he was a good son.]] In ''[[Film/ThorTheDarkWorld The Dark World]]'', Thor takes it as a given that Loki will eventually betray him and so do Lady Sif and the Warriors Three. He doesn't, unless you can't a FakeDefector trick, but he ''does'' fake his own death in order to usurp and impersonate Odin. By ''[[Film/ThorRagnarok Ragnarok]]'', he's become ''so'' predictable Thor is able to effortlessly turn his latest betrayal against him.
14th Nov '17 1:35:29 PM TheWanderer
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* ''Series/TheWire'': [[TheChessmaster Stringer Bell]] betrays [[RuleOfThree three]] people, all of them main characters, and all of them considering him trustworthy. They are, in order, [[spoiler:Wallace, D'Angelo (coming and going), and ''Avon Motherfucking Barksdale'']].
** Jimmy [=McNulty=] also tends to backstab his superiors constantly.

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* ''Series/TheWire'': ''Series/TheWire'':
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[[TheChessmaster Stringer Bell]] betrays [[RuleOfThree three]] people, all of them main characters, and all of them considering him trustworthy. They are, in order, [[spoiler:Wallace, D'Angelo (coming and going), and ''Avon his [[BloodBrothers blood brother]] ''[[TheDon Avon Motherfucking Barksdale'']].
Barksdale]]'']]. On top of that, Stringer frequently tries to cheat or set up the people he's bargaining with, regardless of whether they're enemies or people who supposed to be on his side.
** Jimmy [=McNulty=] also tends to backstab his superiors constantly. Regardless of whether those superiors are Obstructive Bureaucrats like [[DaChief Rawls]] and [[FatBastard Landsman]] or a genuine ReasonableAuthorityFigure like Daniels. As soon as they get in the way of what [=McNulty=] tries to do or thinks is the priority, he will work against and backstab them, regardless of how many good turns they've done him in the past.
4th Nov '17 10:11:22 AM Geoduck
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* In ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'', Dr. Schlock switches between helping the [[FiveManBand main characters]], helping [[BigBad Hereti Corp]], and just looking out for himself over half a dozen times. It gets to the point where Riff insists that Schlock roleplay betraying the gang, just to get it out of his system.

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* In ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'', ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'':
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Dr. Schlock switches between helping the [[FiveManBand main characters]], helping [[BigBad Hereti Corp]], and just looking out for himself over half a dozen times. It gets to the point where Riff insists that Schlock roleplay betraying the gang, just to get it out of his system.system.
** Also Dr. Marcus Chen, which is again lampshaded in the comic.
3rd Nov '17 9:24:35 AM PistolsAtDawn
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** Elizabeth: Whose side is Jack on?
** Will: At the moment?

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** Elizabeth: -->'''Elizabeth:''' Whose side is Jack on?
** Will:
on?\\
'''Will:'''
At the moment?
31st Oct '17 11:04:31 AM infernape612
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* In the ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' games ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Path of Radiance]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Radiant Dawn]]'', Naesala betrays everyone several times over, to the point that the habit is hilariously {{lampshade|Hanging}}d when another character exclaims "Naesala betrayed us? ''Again''?" [[spoiler:He did have an excuse, though, as we learn in ''Radiant Dawn''.]]

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* In the ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' games ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemPathOfRadiance Path of Radiance]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemRadiantDawn Radiant Dawn]]'', Naesala betrays everyone several times over, to the point that the habit is hilariously {{lampshade|Hanging}}d when another character exclaims "Naesala betrayed us? ''Again''?" [[spoiler:He did have an excuse, though, as we learn in ''Radiant Dawn''.]]
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