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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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* ''TheLawOfUeki''
''Manga/TheLawOfUeki''
* ''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.]]
30th Jan '16 8:29:50 AM nombretomado
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* Gabriel Logan from ''SyphonFilter'' ends up killing half the top brass of the Agency, witnesses the deaths of the other half, and becomes the new head honcho, giving him authority to reform it into the more benign International Presidential Consulting Agency.

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* Gabriel Logan from ''SyphonFilter'' ''VideoGame/SyphonFilter'' ends up killing half the top brass of the Agency, witnesses the deaths of the other half, and becomes the new head honcho, giving him authority to reform it into the more benign International Presidential Consulting Agency.
17th Dec '15 2:32:34 PM Psyclone
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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.
8th Dec '15 3:02:56 PM KeithM
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* The Department of Extranormal Operations in ''Series/Supergirl2015'' 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'' ''[[{{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.]]
8th Dec '15 2:58:57 PM KeithM
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* in ''Series/TheInvisibleMan'', despite the fact that Darien really doesn't like [[DaChief the Official]] or [[CovertGroupWithMundaneFront the Agency]], they don't really do anything ''that'' morally questionable (except keep Darien himself on a leash with the counter-agent; but he's an ex-con, so it may be justified). However, one episode has another government official get the Official arrested for a botched mission in which a hostage was killed and gets himself put in charge of the Agency and Darien. At first, things seem unchanged, but then the new boss tries to force Darien to become an assassin in exchange for the counter-agent (something the Official has ''never'' asked). Naturally, StatusQuoIsGod, and the Official is returned at the end of the episode.

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* in In ''Series/TheInvisibleMan'', despite the fact that Darien really doesn't like [[DaChief the Official]] or [[CovertGroupWithMundaneFront the Agency]], they don't really do anything ''that'' morally questionable (except keep Darien himself on a leash with the counter-agent; but he's an ex-con, so it may be justified). However, one episode has another government official get the Official arrested for a botched mission in which a hostage was killed and gets himself put in charge of the Agency and Darien. At first, things seem unchanged, but then the new boss tries to force Darien to become an assassin in exchange for the counter-agent (something the Official has ''never'' asked). Naturally, StatusQuoIsGod, and the Official is returned at the end of the episode.
* The Department of Extranormal Operations in ''Series/Supergirl2015'' 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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