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7th Feb '18 3:55:28 PM WillKeaton
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Frequently happens when a MagnificentBastard plays the EnigmaticMinion. 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). Often a characteristic of TheStarscream who has his own ruling plans but just as often an OpportunisticBastard who doesn't mind being a follower and living in the shadow of the strongest side.

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Frequently happens when a MagnificentBastard plays the EnigmaticMinion. 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 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). it.) Often a characteristic of TheStarscream who has his own ruling plans but just as often an OpportunisticBastard who doesn't mind being a follower and living in the shadow of the strongest side.
1st Feb '18 1:47:06 PM InquisitiveCrab
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** It's a given considering he's known [[SarcasmMode affectionately]] as '''''[[NamestoRunAwayFromReallyFast the Mad Titan]]'''''.
24th Jan '18 12:09:56 PM Ramidel
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* In ''LightNovel/RecordOfGrancrestWar'', Siluca is loyal to her Lord, Theo. But aside from that, she has no loyalty to either the Union or the Alliance, and picks her "allies" (and thus Theo's - she's the one actually making decisions for him) based on whichever side her current target is not a part of. [[spoiler: This comes back to bite her when the Union turns down one of her requests to defect to them, their leader noting that a backstabber like her can't be trusted and the other Union lords won't accept her.]]
11th Jan '18 9:41:15 PM chopshop
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* ''{{Film/Interstellar}}'': [[spoiler:Dr. Mann]] is so desperate to [[ItsAllAboutMe save himself]] that he steadily backstabs every single one of his friends and allies. First, he [[spoiler:manipulates his loyal RobotBuddy KIPP into falsifying data before killing him and rigging his body to explode to cover it up]]. Then he betrays the ''Endurance'' crew and tries to abandon them to die on the ice planet. And on top of it all, his obsession with staying alive no matter what is a direct betrayal of ''[[{{Hypocrite}} his own mission and beliefs]]'', especially given that literally everyone else was willing to make the necessary sacrifices for the mission.
5th Jan '18 6:55:41 PM Vir
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* Trevor from ''WesternAnimation/{{Sidekick}}'', because [[TokenEvilTeammate he prefers to be evil rather than a a hero]]. To be fair, [[DesignatedHero his friends aren't so much better than him]]...

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* Trevor from ''WesternAnimation/{{Sidekick}}'', because [[TokenEvilTeammate he prefers to be evil rather than a a hero]]. To be fair, [[DesignatedHero his friends aren't so much better than him]]...
5th Jan '18 2:09:49 PM Derkhan
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* Seems to be the natural state of behavior for the Eleint (dragons), both [[VoluntaryShapeshifting soultaken]] and true, in ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen''. [[spoiler:Several die as a direct result of both failed and successful betrayals.]]

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* Seems to be In the natural state ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'', backstabbing is part and parcel of behavior for the Eleint (dragons), both being an [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Eleint]] or a [[VoluntaryShapeshifting soultaken]] Soletaken Eleint]]. The reason given is that draconic blood is chaotic by its nature and true, in ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen''. [[spoiler:Several die cannot abide its own proximity. As Silchas Ruin explains it, to the Eleint "any notion of community is anathema" and they see any world as a direct result of both failed feeding ground which exists to sate their innate megalomania. To drink draconic blood and successful betrayals.]]become a [[VoluntaryShapeshifting Soletaken Eleint]] means gaining a taste for betrayal and a lust for power for their own sakes and only a handful of people are said to have ever overcome this urge, most of whom were several generations removed from their draconic ancestors.
29th Dec '17 10:55:52 AM Camberf
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* Croc from ''WesternAnimation/{{Dofus}}'' has this as a literal disorder. He is incapable of not betraying anyone he works with even when it harms him too. He does not mean it, and apologizes afterwards, which is probably why Croc's friends do not hold it against him. Also his betrayals often end up helping his friends inadvertently in the end.

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* Croc from ''WesternAnimation/{{Dofus}}'' ''WesternAnimation/DofusTheTreasuresOfKerubim'' has this as a literal disorder. He is incapable of not betraying anyone he works with even when it harms him too. He does not mean it, and apologizes afterwards, which is probably why Croc's friends do not hold it against him. Also his betrayals often end up helping his friends inadvertently in the end.
29th Dec '17 10:50:15 AM Camberf
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* Croc from ''WesternAnimation/{{Dofus}}'' has this as a literal disorder. He is incapable of not betraying anyone he works with even when it harms him too. He does not mean it, and apologizes afterwards, which is probably why Croc's friends do not hold it against him.

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* Croc from ''WesternAnimation/{{Dofus}}'' has this as a literal disorder. He is incapable of not betraying anyone he works with even when it harms him too. He does not mean it, and apologizes afterwards, which is probably why Croc's friends do not hold it against him. Also his betrayals often end up helping his friends inadvertently in the end.
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.
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