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26th Apr '17 10:36:54 AM EdwardGil
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* Early in ''Videogame/ClashAtDemonhead'', you have an [[FinalBossPreview inconclusive fight]] with Tom Guycot, the [[BigBad apparent boss of the terrorist organization you're trying to defeat]]. About halfway through the game during a seemingly-unimportant sidequest, the player character is [[NiceJobBreakingItHero tricked into releasing a demon]]. Said demon promptly [[HopelessBossFight clobbers him]] and kills Guycot, forcing the player to go on a quest for a [[SwordOfPlotAdvancement magic sword]] to kill the demon. You'd think the demon would then take over the plot, but in a weird subversion, you just kill it with the sword, [[spoiler: destroy it's eggs,]] then go right back to fighting terrorists. The FinalBoss is [[TheManBehindTheMan the guy who was giving Guycot orders]].

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* Early in ''Videogame/ClashAtDemonhead'', you have an [[FinalBossPreview inconclusive fight]] with Tom Guycot, the [[BigBad apparent boss of the terrorist organization you're trying to defeat]]. About halfway through the game during a seemingly-unimportant sidequest, the player character is [[NiceJobBreakingItHero tricked into releasing a demon]]. Said demon promptly [[HopelessBossFight clobbers him]] and kills Guycot, forcing the player to go on a quest for a [[SwordOfPlotAdvancement magic sword]] to kill the demon. You'd think the demon would then take over the plot, but in a weird subversion, you just kill it with the sword, [[spoiler: destroy it's its eggs,]] then go right back to fighting terrorists. The FinalBoss is [[TheManBehindTheMan the guy who was giving Guycot orders]].
1st Mar '17 5:36:43 PM Eddy1215
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* The Water Seven storyline of ''Manga/OnePiece'' seems to set up Franky as that arc's big bad by having him and his goons beat Usopp to a bloody pulp. The Strawhats vow revenge and tear Franky's henchmen a new one, causing HIM to swear vengeance in turn...it all seems to be leading up to a big showdown between Franky and Luffy, until the WhamEpisode which turns the plot on its head leaves our heroes with much, much bigger problems to worry about. Franky does a HeelFaceTurn and proves to be far more interesting as a good guy, anyway. And ultimately ends up joining the crew.

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* The Water Seven storyline of ''Manga/OnePiece'' seems to set up Franky as that arc's big bad BigBad by having him and his goons beat Usopp to a bloody pulp. The Strawhats vow revenge and tear Franky's henchmen a new one, causing HIM to swear vengeance in turn...it all seems to be leading up to a big showdown between Franky and Luffy, until the WhamEpisode which turns the plot on its head leaves our heroes with much, much bigger problems to worry about. Franky does a HeelFaceTurn and proves to be far more interesting as a good guy, anyway. And ultimately ends up joining the crew.



* ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'' has what looks like a final conflict brewing between the Light Warriors and the Dark Warriors; but then the Other Warriors show up because they want to kill the Light Warriors too; but '''then''', the Fiends show up to kill the Light Warriors as well, so they look like the {{Big Bad}}s; but [+'''then'''+] Black Mage [[{{Anticlimax}} anticlimactically]] absorbs their power for himself which makes it seem as if he is the BigBad; but [++'''then'''++] Sarda reveals himself as the BigBad, (although he ''actually'' claims that the Light Warriors themselves are the {{BigBad}}s); but [++'''''finally'''''++] Sarda [[PhlebotinumOverload blows up due to absorbing too much power]], and becomes a portal for Chaos' who is the '''actual''' BigBad. All in all there are five Conflict Killer moments in succession at the end of the comic.

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* ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'' has what looks like a final conflict brewing between the Light Warriors and the Dark Warriors; but then the Other Warriors show up because they want to kill the Light Warriors too; but '''then''', the Fiends show up to kill the Light Warriors as well, so they look like the {{Big Bad}}s; but [+'''then'''+] Black Mage [[{{Anticlimax}} anticlimactically]] absorbs their power for himself which makes it seem as if he is the BigBad; but [++'''then'''++] Sarda reveals himself as the BigBad, (although he ''actually'' claims that the Light Warriors themselves are the {{BigBad}}s); {{Big Bad}}s, except Fighter, [[GuiltByAssociationGag who is collateral damage]]); but [++'''''finally'''''++] Sarda [[PhlebotinumOverload blows up due to absorbing too much power]], and becomes a portal for Chaos' who is the '''actual''' BigBad. All in all there are five Conflict Killer moments in succession at the end of the comic.
1st Dec '16 4:58:05 PM nighttrainfm
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* Piccolo and Son Goku's rivalry in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' effectively ends when the arrival of Raditz, Nappa, and Vegeta force Piccolo into a HeelFaceTurn. Vegeta himself shortly afterwards teams up with the heroes to take on Frieza and the Ginyu Force.
** Also, Cell, who was introduced shortly after the androids were introduced, ends up becoming the BigBad of the arc. His case is more unique in that he establishes himself by absorbing the androids to get them out of the way and power himself up, rather than the androids making a HeelFaceTurn to fight him with the heroes (although that does happen after they manage to make Cell regurgitate one of the androids).

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* ''Franchise/DragonBall''
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Piccolo and Son Goku's rivalry was left unresolved at the end of the original ''Manga/DragonBall''. It effectively ends in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' effectively ends when the arrival of Raditz, Nappa, and Vegeta force Piccolo into a HeelFaceTurn. Vegeta himself shortly afterwards teams up with the heroes to take on Frieza and the Ginyu Force.
** Also, Cell, who was introduced shortly after the androids were introduced, androids, ends up becoming the BigBad of the arc. His case is more unique in that he establishes himself by absorbing the androids to get them out of the way and power himself up, rather than the androids making a HeelFaceTurn to fight him with the heroes (although that does briefly happen after they manage to make when 17 hears what Cell regurgitate one of the androids).has in store for him).
13th Nov '16 12:38:21 PM nombretomado
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* This occurred at the end of ''both'' Seasons 2 and 3 in ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited''. In Season 2, WordOfGod states they couldn't come up with a way of resolving the conflict [[GreyAndGreyMorality between Cadmus and the Justice League]], so they [[HijackedByGanon revealed that Braniac was controlling Lex Luthor all along]]. In Season 3, the Conflict Killer is the unexpected revival of Darkseid, forcing an EnemyMine between the League and the (unnamed in series) LegionOfDoom.

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* This occurred at the end of ''both'' Seasons 2 and 3 in ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited''.''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited''. In Season 2, WordOfGod states they couldn't come up with a way of resolving the conflict [[GreyAndGreyMorality between Cadmus and the Justice League]], so they [[HijackedByGanon revealed that Braniac was controlling Lex Luthor all along]]. In Season 3, the Conflict Killer is the unexpected revival of Darkseid, forcing an EnemyMine between the League and the (unnamed in series) LegionOfDoom.
5th Nov '16 9:26:08 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{Chaotic}}'''s second season has a fifth tribe, M'arrilians, appear and change the plot from the previous search for the Cothica and fights between the tribes to the tribes working together to fight the new threat.

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* ''{{Chaotic}}'''s ''WesternAnimation/{{Chaotic}}'''s second season has a fifth tribe, M'arrilians, appear and change the plot from the previous search for the Cothica and fights between the tribes to the tribes working together to fight the new threat.
13th Aug '16 4:50:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/DarthMaulSonOfDathomir'': Dooku agrees to put aside his [[EvilVsEvil previous differences]] with Darth Maul when Republic forces arrive to capture both of them, and they jointly engage Obi-Wan Kenobi, Mace Windu, Aayla Secura and Tiplee in lightsaber combat as part of a [[spoiler:short-lived]] alliance of convenience.



** Likewise, in ''ComicBook/DarthMaulSonOfDathomir'', Dooku agrees to put aside his [[EvilVsEvil previous differences]] with Darth Maul when Republic forces arrive to capture both of them, and they jointly engage Obi-Wan Kenobi, Mace Windu, Aayla Secura and Tiplee in lightsaber combat as part of a [[spoiler:short-lived]] alliance of convenience.
13th Aug '16 4:19:47 AM Morgenthaler
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** This said, it has to be taken as a growth from being Warhammer INSPACE! to being it's own work. The game is a far cry from being RogueTrader. (The original game, not the RPG)

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** This said, it has to be taken as a growth from being Warhammer INSPACE! to being it's own work. The game is a far cry from being RogueTrader.TabletopGame/RogueTrader. (The original game, not the RPG)
3rd Jul '16 4:39:47 PM Discar
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Compare PlotTumor and TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot. Nearly always present when a DebateAndSwitch is used. If this happens in a video game it may result in a BaitAndSwitchBoss, but only if said boss is driving the plot. Contrast the GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere that appears with no explanation. If the mystery surrounding him and/or the existing players' ignorance of him are plot points, this is OutsideContextVillain instead. This is a '''spoiler heavy''' trope, so read on at your own risk.

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Compare PlotTumor and TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot. Nearly always present when a DebateAndSwitch is used. If this happens in a video game it may result in a BaitAndSwitchBoss, but only if said boss is driving the plot. Contrast the GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere that appears with no explanation. If the mystery surrounding him and/or the existing players' ignorance of him are plot points, this is OutsideContextVillain OutsideContextProblem instead. This is a '''spoiler heavy''' trope, so read on at your own risk.
17th Jun '16 12:00:59 AM gewunomox
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* TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} was originally a conflict between the [[ChurchMilitant Imperium]], the [[LegionsOfHell Forces of Chaos]], [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orks]], [[OurElvesAreDifferent Eldar]] and [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Tyranids]]. Then in the 3rd edition they added two armies, the [[ForTheEvulz Dark Eldar]] and the [[RobotWar Necron]] and attempted to cram the Necrons in as the new BigBad. Games Workshop also attempted to add the Necrons in as a mysterious, subtle horror, which doesn't always work in a universe about as subtle as being bludgeoned with a {{Gwar}} concert.

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* TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} was originally a conflict between the [[ChurchMilitant Imperium]], the [[LegionsOfHell Forces of Chaos]], [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orks]], [[OurElvesAreDifferent Eldar]] and [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Tyranids]]. Then in the 3rd edition they added two armies, the [[ForTheEvulz Dark Eldar]] and the [[RobotWar Necron]] and attempted to cram the Necrons in as the new BigBad. Games Workshop also attempted to add the Necrons in as a mysterious, subtle horror, which doesn't always work in a universe about as subtle as being bludgeoned with a {{Gwar}} Music/{{GWAR}} concert.
4th Jun '16 7:12:10 PM Da1tonTheGreat
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