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11th Mar '17 4:23:51 PM Orbitron
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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]] (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 his 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]].
9th Mar '17 5:18:05 AM AnotherGuy
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** In the [[spoiler: "Kill Bob Page" ending]], JC ends up as a leader of the Illuminati. He's a little dubious about their methods, but he's reassured by Morgan Everett that there is such a thing as a benevolent conspiracy, and that the organization doesn't need "Page's commandos, troopers, crude inventions."
--->'''Morgan:''' [[BadassBoast We are the Invisible Hand. We are the Illuminati. We come before and after. We are forever. And eventually... eventually we will lead them into the day.]]
19th Jan '17 4:01:21 AM LondonKdS
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* ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' is an entire series dedicated to this, where Captain Jack Harkness reforms the remnants of the titular shadowy anti-alien organization into a more benevolent force protecting Earth from alien threats.

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* ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' is an entire series dedicated to this, where this. The titular organisation began as an extreme British-nationalist group dedicated not so much to protecting the Earth than to robbing and murdering aliens regardless of their intentions, in the hope of getting the British Empire better weapons. After the majority of the organisation is wiped out due to [[EvilIsNotAToy foolishly screwing up]] and allowing alternate-universe versions of the Cybermen to invade Earth via their HQ, Captain Jack Harkness reforms the remnants of the titular shadowy anti-alien organization tiny [[TheRemnant Remnant]] into a more benevolent force protecting Earth from alien threats.
threats (although still extremely ruthlessly).
10th Sep '16 1:21:38 AM Ramidel
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* ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'': most of the Warriors of the Organization believe that they are trained to defend humanity from the yoma. They generally run the gamut from the more idealistic (like Jean and Deneve) to those who simply regard it as a job (Galatea and Theresa) with a few psychopaths like Ophelia in the mix. [[spoiler: Most Warriors are ignorant of the fact that they are essentially a biological weapons experiment and that the Organization itself creates the yoma. Some of them who find out decide to take the Organization down for this and other personal reasons.]]
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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* 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]].
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