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21st Jul '16 5:24:29 PM triscion
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** Shinn Asuka from the [[MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny sequel series]] is an aversion, and possible deconstruction, of this trope. His mess of anger issues keeps him from seeing anything but [[BlackAndWhiteMorality shades of black and white]], and the resident [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]] and his [[TheDragon Dragon]] exploit this. Shinn remains blind to their manipulations for almost the entire series, convinced that he's on some sort or righteous, world-changing crusade even when he's participating in missions that go against everything he claimed to stand for[[note]]for example: he ends up spearheading an attack on what used to be his home country. A country he fled from because it was devastated in the last war (he lost his family too), an event that lead to his own anti-war sentiments, and spurned him to become a soldier so he could ''prevent'' that from happening again[[/note]]. To his credit, he starts having doubts near the end of the series, but by then he's become so reliant on their advice that this just makes him more deranged. He does realize what's going on at the very end, but it takes a pretty nasty beating from [[spoiler: Athrun and the ''Infinite Justice'']], and by then it was too late to do anything but watch as the entire scheme falls apart.

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** Shinn Asuka from the [[MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny sequel series]] is an aversion, and possible deconstruction, of this trope. His mess of anger issues keeps him from seeing anything but [[BlackAndWhiteMorality shades of black and white]], and the resident [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]] and his [[TheDragon Dragon]] exploit this. Shinn remains blind to their manipulations for almost the entire series, convinced that he's on some sort or righteous, world-changing crusade even when he's participating in missions that go against everything he claimed to stand for[[note]]for example: he ends up spearheading an attack on what used to be his home country. A country he fled from because it was devastated in the last war (he lost his family too), an event that lead to his own anti-war sentiments, and spurned him to become a soldier so he could ''prevent'' that from happening again[[/note]]. To his credit, he starts having doubts near the end of the series, but by then he's become so reliant on their advice that this just makes him more deranged. He does realize what's going on at the very end, but it takes a pretty nasty beating from [[spoiler: Athrun and the ''Infinite Justice'']], and by then it was too late Justice'']] to get to that point, leaving him unable to do anything but except watch as the entire whole scheme falls apart. goes up in flames.
21st Jul '16 5:20:14 PM triscion
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** Shinn Asuka from the [[MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny sequel series]] is an aversion, and possible deconstruction, of this trope. His mess of anger issues keeps him from seeing anything but [[BlackAndWhiteMorality shades of black and white]], and the resident [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]] and his [[TheDragon Dragon]] exploit this. Shinn remains blind to their manipulations for almost the entire series, convinced that he's on some sort or righteous, world-changing crusade even when he's participating in missions that go against everything he claimed to stand for[[note]]for example: he ends up spearheading an attack on what used to be his home country. A country he fled from because it was devastated in the last war (he lost his family too), an event that lead to his own anti-war sentiments, and spurned him to become a soldier so he could ''prevent'' that from happening again[[/note]]. To his credit, he starts having doubts near the end of the series, but by then he's become so reliant on their advice that this just makes him more deranged. He does realize what's going on at the very end, but it takes a pretty nasty beating from [[spoiler: Athrun and the ''Infinite Justice'']], and by then it was too late to do anything but watch as the entire scheme falls apart.
27th Jun '16 2:59:12 AM Morgenthaler
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27th Jun '16 2:58:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', we eventually learn that [[spoiler:the entire state military is in fact a tool for the evil Homunculi, one of whom is in fact the ''head'' of the military. [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Though really,]] he is called ''[[PuttingOnTheReich the Führer]]''.]] Idealistic members try to stop them from succeeding.

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* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', we eventually learn that [[spoiler:the entire state military is in fact a tool for the evil Homunculi, one of whom is in fact the ''head'' of the military. [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Though really,]] he is called ''[[PuttingOnTheReich the Führer]]''.]] Idealistic members try to stop them from succeeding.



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* UNATCO in ''VideoGame/DeusEx'' follows this trope to a tee. JC Denton is recruited in from the start of the game under the impression he is stopping terrorists from stealing Ambrosia, a medicine for a wide spread virus. It turns out that the government is purposefully spreading the virus for their own agenda, and are withholding the cure for those who follow them, leaving the rest to die. The supposed terrorists are simply trying to spread the cure. JC is later captured and [[CardboardPrison he escapes]], and all his old friends join him if you talk to them on your way out.

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* UNATCO in ''VideoGame/DeusEx'' follows this trope to a tee. JC Denton is recruited in from the start of the game under the impression he is stopping terrorists from stealing Ambrosia, a medicine for a wide spread virus. It turns out that the government is purposefully spreading the virus for their own agenda, and are withholding the cure for those who follow them, leaving the rest to die. The supposed terrorists are simply trying to spread the cure. JC is later captured and [[CardboardPrison he escapes]], and all his old friends join him if you talk to them on your way out.



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2nd Mar '16 12:53:12 AM FordPrefect
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2nd Mar '16 12:51:45 AM FordPrefect
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* The Immortal angle in Wrestling/{{TNA}} revolved around Wrestling/HulkHogan and Wrestling/EricBischoff's secret plan to take over pro wrestling, [[AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs starting with TNA]] as [[SignatureStyle to be expected]]. Part of this involved absorbing Wrestling/RicFlair's Four Horseman [[SpiritualSuccessor successor]] group, Wrestling/{{Fo|rtune}}urtune, but while Ric was away Fourtune rebelled due to Bischoff {{mistreat|mentinducedbetrayal}}ing them, especially Wrestling/AJStyles and Fourtune had basically been baby {{face}}s the [[DracoInLeatherPants entire time anyway]] given their entire motivation [[AntiVillain was stopping invaders of TNA]].

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* The Immortal angle in Wrestling/{{TNA}} revolved around Wrestling/HulkHogan and Wrestling/EricBischoff's secret plan to take over pro wrestling, [[AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs starting with TNA]] TNA]], as [[SignatureStyle to be expected]]. Part of this involved absorbing Wrestling/RicFlair's Four Horseman [[SpiritualSuccessor successor]] group, Wrestling/{{Fo|rtune}}urtune, but while Ric was away away, Fourtune rebelled due to Bischoff {{mistreat|mentinducedbetrayal}}ing them, especially Wrestling/AJStyles them (especially Wrestling/AJStyles) and Fourtune had basically been baby {{face}}s the [[DracoInLeatherPants entire time anyway]] given their entire motivation [[AntiVillain was stopping invaders of TNA]].
2nd Mar '16 12:50:46 AM FordPrefect
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* The Department of Extranormal Operations in ''[[{{Series/Supergirl2015}} Supergirl]]'' was originally founded and ran by xenophobes terrified of Superman and who were willing to abduct Kara when she was a girl. [[spoiler: After J'onn J'onzz secretly replaced Hank Henshaw, he began slowly refocusing the organization on actual threats instead of innocent aliens.]]

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* The Department of Extranormal Operations in ''[[{{Series/Supergirl2015}} Supergirl]]'' was originally founded and ran run by xenophobes who were terrified of Superman and who were willing to abduct Kara when she was a girl. [[spoiler: After J'onn J'onzz secretly replaced Hank Henshaw, he began slowly refocusing the organization on actual threats instead of innocent aliens.]]
2nd Mar '16 12:49:39 AM FordPrefect
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Frequently, a [[TheHero Hero]], (especially an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent) who gets his powers by accident or is granted them by some other force, will meet and be recruited by the Army or an equivalent which wants him to use his power for the good of the world. After a few {{Filler}} episodes pass by in which TheHero gets to hang out and bash monsters with their new best pals (bonus points for alienating their usual group of friends in the process), [[ForeShadowing several hints]] and [[BatmanGambit a few subplots]] will start to appear that cast the intentions of [[TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness "The Organization"]] into doubt. They will attempt to coerce the hero into doing morally questionable things (maybe [[SlaveToPR discrediting him or branding him a heretic]], [[TheEvilArmy inappropriate use of force]], or [[BroughtDownToNormal threatening to take away his powers]]), and they will be doing some ''other'' [[KickTheDog evil deeds]] that betray the mission or ethics the company once proudly touted as "elevating it" above mere [[TheMenInBlack Men in Black]].

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Frequently, a [[TheHero Hero]], Hero]] (especially an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent) who gets his powers by accident or is granted them by some other force, force will meet and be recruited by the Army or an equivalent which wants him to use his power for the good of the world. After a few {{Filler}} episodes pass by in which TheHero gets to hang out and bash monsters with their new best pals (bonus points for alienating their usual group of friends in the process), [[ForeShadowing several hints]] and [[BatmanGambit a few subplots]] will start to appear that cast the intentions of [[TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness "The Organization"]] into doubt. They will attempt to coerce the hero into doing morally questionable things (maybe [[SlaveToPR discrediting him or branding him a heretic]], [[TheEvilArmy inappropriate use of force]], or [[BroughtDownToNormal threatening to take away his powers]]), and they will be doing some ''other'' [[KickTheDog evil deeds]] that betray the mission or ethics the company once proudly touted as "elevating it" above mere [[TheMenInBlack Men in Black]].



Usually this comes as a shock to the member who first met and recruited the hero, as s/he and most of the junior officers are earnestly good people. Usually the organizations as a whole are not really evil, there are only a few corrupt members [[CorruptCorporateExecutive (usually higher ups)]] who try to abuse their power, only to be defeated by the hero, of course. After that problem has been cleaned up (often with an astonishing lack of the organization falling to infighting in the wake of such an obvious coup) he is then accepted as a legitimate member with full rights to their powers.

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Usually this comes as a shock to the member who first met and recruited the hero, as s/he and most of the junior officers are earnestly good people. Usually the organizations as a whole are not really evil, there are only a few corrupt members [[CorruptCorporateExecutive (usually higher ups)]] who try to abuse their power, only to be defeated by the hero, of course. After that problem has been cleaned up (often with an astonishing lack of the organization falling to infighting in the wake of such an obvious coup) coup), he is then accepted as a legitimate member with full rights to their powers.
14th Feb '16 6:22:10 AM Prfnoff
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* ''TheLawOfUeki''
* ''BusouRenkin'', though without any actual evil or corruption going on - [[spoiler: the Alchemist Army tries to kill Kazuki because he will eventually become, after ''six weeks'', a [[PersonOfMassDestruction tremendous threat to everyone around him]].]]

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* ''BusouRenkin'', ''Manga/BusouRenkin'', though without any actual evil or corruption going on - [[spoiler: the Alchemist Army tries to kill Kazuki because he will eventually become, after ''six weeks'', a [[PersonOfMassDestruction tremendous threat to everyone around him]].]]
31st Jan '16 6:46:44 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TacticsOgre'', [[LaResistance the Walsta Liberation Army]] that recruits you in the beginning engages in a lot of morally questionable deeds, including massacring civilians to put the blame on Gargastan, which leads the Army to split into factions after the first chapter. If you stay with them and take orders (the Lawful route), then when [[spoiler: Leonard kills Duke Ronway and tries to kill you, you defeat him, use him as a scapegoat for all of the Walsta Liberation Army's crimes, and unite the Walsta Liberation Army and Neo Walsta Liberation Army into a single mostly-good resistance force.]]

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* In ''TacticsOgre'', ''VideoGame/TacticsOgre'', [[LaResistance the Walsta Liberation Army]] that recruits you in the beginning engages in a lot of morally questionable deeds, including massacring civilians to put the blame on Gargastan, which leads the Army to split into factions after the first chapter. If you stay with them and take orders (the Lawful route), then when [[spoiler: Leonard kills Duke Ronway and tries to kill you, you defeat him, use him as a scapegoat for all of the Walsta Liberation Army's crimes, and unite the Walsta Liberation Army and Neo Walsta Liberation Army into a single mostly-good resistance force.]]
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