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23rd Jun '16 6:08:03 AM MrLavisherMoot
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** ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoII'': You. In order to complete all missions, you will have to eventually start killing members of a previously friendly gang to get their rival to offer you jobs. Once all missions from all gangs in an area are completed, [[spoiler: the gangs catch on and all their leaders will be out to get you.]]

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** ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoII'': ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto2'': You. In order to complete all missions, you will have to eventually start killing members of a previously friendly gang to get their rival to offer you jobs. Once all missions from all gangs in an area are completed, [[spoiler: the gangs catch on and all their leaders will be out to get you.]]
16th Jun '16 8:00:52 PM nombretomado
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* Marvel's {{Thanos}} isn't the most reliable guy to have on your side either.

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* Marvel's {{Thanos}} ComicBook/{{Thanos}} isn't the most reliable guy to have on your side either.
13th Jun '16 8:58:45 AM Shadowgazer
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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. 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. 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. 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.
13th Jun '16 8:55:44 AM Shadowgazer
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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. Often a characteristic of TheStarscream.

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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. Often a characteristic of TheStarscream.
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.
7th Jun '16 2:46:42 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Comicbook/XWingSeries'' Ysanne Isard. Nominally always working for the Empire, but after the Emperor died, she was just working for herself. Despite constantly insisting she had no desire to replace the Emperor, her actions made it clear that she was egotistical enough to consider working for herself and working for the Empire to be the same thing. Later in the series, Baron Soontir Fel and Gara Petothel are both accused of this. It's untrue on both counts.

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* ''Comicbook/XWingSeries'' ''Literature/XWingSeries'' Ysanne Isard. Nominally always working for the Empire, but after the Emperor died, she was just working for herself. Despite constantly insisting she had no desire to replace the Emperor, her actions made it clear that she was egotistical enough to consider working for herself and working for the Empire to be the same thing. Later in the series, Baron Soontir Fel and Gara Petothel are both accused of this. It's untrue on both counts.



* ''TheWarlordChronicles'', a highly realistic retelling of the Arthurian legend, features a couple of examples:

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* ''TheWarlordChronicles'', ''Literature/TheWarlordChronicles'', a highly realistic retelling of the Arthurian legend, features a couple of examples:
1st Jun '16 9:44:39 AM GoblinCipher
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* Clumsy Foulup -- Lord, [[EmbarrassingNickname Clumsy Foulup]]. The seemingly dimwitted thug made a career of this during the Kree-Skrull War arc of ''ComicBook/SilverSurfer''. He went through a succession of different masters, each time going along with their plans until the very last minute before turning on them. He betrays Reptyl to Nenora, betrays Nenora to the pink Kree, betrays the pink Kree to the Contemplator, betrays the Contemplator to the Chitori, and betrays the Chitori in a bid to take over the Kree homeworld. Jury's still out on whether he was [[ObfuscatingStupidity a genius]] or [[SpannerInTheWorks just plain lucky]].

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* Clumsy Foulup -- Lord, [[EmbarrassingNickname Clumsy Foulup]]. The seemingly dimwitted thug made a career of this during the Kree-Skrull War arc of ''ComicBook/SilverSurfer''. He went through a succession of different masters, each time going along with their plans until the very last minute before turning on them. He betrays Reptyl to Nenora, betrays Nenora to the pink Kree, betrays the pink Kree to the Contemplator, betrays the Contemplator to the Chitori, and betrays the Chitori in a bid to take over the Kree homeworld. Jury's still out on whether he was [[ObfuscatingStupidity a genius]] or [[SpannerInTheWorks just plain lucky]].
1st Jun '16 9:44:14 AM GoblinCipher
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* Clumsy Foulup -- Lord, [[EmbarrassingNickname]] Clumsy Foulup. The seemingly dimwitted thug made a career of this during the Kree-Skrull War arc of ''ComicBook/SilverSurfer''. He went through a succession of different masters, each time going along with their plans until the very last minute before turning on them. He betrays Reptyl to Nenora, betrays Nenora to the pink Kree, betrays the pink Kree to the Contemplator, betrays the Contemplator to the Chitori, and betrays the Chitori in a bid to take over the Kree homeworld. Jury's still out on whether he was [[ObfuscatingStupidity a genius]] or [[SpannerInTheWorks just plain lucky]].

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* Clumsy Foulup -- Lord, [[EmbarrassingNickname]] [[EmbarrassingNickname Clumsy Foulup.Foulup]]. The seemingly dimwitted thug made a career of this during the Kree-Skrull War arc of ''ComicBook/SilverSurfer''. He went through a succession of different masters, each time going along with their plans until the very last minute before turning on them. He betrays Reptyl to Nenora, betrays Nenora to the pink Kree, betrays the pink Kree to the Contemplator, betrays the Contemplator to the Chitori, and betrays the Chitori in a bid to take over the Kree homeworld. Jury's still out on whether he was [[ObfuscatingStupidity a genius]] or [[SpannerInTheWorks just plain lucky]].
1st Jun '16 9:43:51 AM GoblinCipher
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* [[EmbarrassingNickname Clumsy Foulup]] -- Lord, Clumsy Foulup. The seemingly dimwitted thug made a career of this during the Kree-Skrull War arc of ''[[ComicBook/SilverSurfer]]''. He went through a succession of different masters, each time going along with their plans until the very last minute before turning on them. He betrays Reptyl to Nenora, betrays Nenora to the pink Kree, betrays the pink Kree to the Contemplator, betrays the Contemplator to the Chitori, and betrays the Chitori in a bid to take over the Kree homeworld. Jury's still out on whether he was [[ObfuscatingStupidity a genius]] or [[SpannerInTheWorks just plain lucky]].

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* [[EmbarrassingNickname Clumsy Foulup]] Foulup -- Lord, [[EmbarrassingNickname]] Clumsy Foulup. The seemingly dimwitted thug made a career of this during the Kree-Skrull War arc of ''[[ComicBook/SilverSurfer]]''.''ComicBook/SilverSurfer''. He went through a succession of different masters, each time going along with their plans until the very last minute before turning on them. He betrays Reptyl to Nenora, betrays Nenora to the pink Kree, betrays the pink Kree to the Contemplator, betrays the Contemplator to the Chitori, and betrays the Chitori in a bid to take over the Kree homeworld. Jury's still out on whether he was [[ObfuscatingStupidity a genius]] or [[SpannerInTheWorks just plain lucky]].
1st Jun '16 9:43:19 AM GoblinCipher
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* [[EmbarrassingNickname Clumsy Foulup]] -- Lord, Clumsy Foulup. The seemingly dimwitted thug made a career of this during the Kree-Skrull War arc of ''[[ComicBook/SilverSurfer]]''. He went through a succession of different masters, each time going along with their plans until the very last minute before turning on them. He betrays Reptyl to Nenora, betrays Nenora to the pink Kree, betrays the pink Kree to the Contemplator, betrays the Contemplator to the Chitori, and betrays the Chitori in a bid to take over the Kree homeworld. Jury's still out on whether he was [[ObfuscatingStupidity a genius]] or [[SpannerInTheWorks just plain lucky]].
29th May '16 1:34:26 AM OgreProdigy
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** Actually a more ambiguous character than the standard case; it's ambiguous whether he's [[NeutralEvil naturally treacherous]], or just [[TheCorruptible really easy to persuade]]. Notably, his betrayal of Liu Bei was after saving the man's life and came as a result of multiple conflicting obligations, and was followed by Liu Bei advising Cao Cao to have him RewardedAsATraitorDeserves.
** And Liu Bei himself is an ambiguous case. He's talked up as a great hero, but everyone he ever works for dies, normally after willing their entire empire to him, you start to wonder [[UnreliableNarrator just how reliable the narrator is]].
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