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* Inverted in ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'', where Ridley's attack on three-year-old Samus' colony and the murder of her parents ended up creating his [[ArchEnemy greatest enemy]].
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** This is {{Inverted}} in ''Anime/DragonBallZ''. As shown in ''Dragon Ball Minus'' Frieza recalled all the Saiyans back to their home planet so he could kill as many of them at once. This alerted Bardock and Gine that something was wrong, so they sent their youngest child away to protect him. That child is Goku, the same Saiyan Frieza meets on Namek. Despite having the advantage, Frieza toys with Goku, giving him time to form the Spirit Bomb that nearly kills him. In anger, Frieza picks off Goku's friends until he becomes the legendary Super Saiyan, [[NiceJobFixingItVillain the very thing he was trying to prevent]]. In the end, Frieza is beaten by a monster that he himself created.

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** This is {{Inverted}} {{inverted|Trope}} in ''Anime/DragonBallZ''. As shown in ''Dragon Ball Minus'' Frieza recalled all the Saiyans back to their home planet so he could kill as many of them at once. This alerted Bardock and Gine that something was wrong, so they sent their youngest child away to protect him. That child is Goku, the same Saiyan Frieza meets on Namek. Despite having the advantage, Frieza toys with Goku, giving him time to form the Spirit Bomb that nearly kills him. In anger, Frieza picks off Goku's friends until he becomes the legendary Super Saiyan, [[NiceJobFixingItVillain the very thing he was trying to prevent]]. In the end, Frieza is beaten by a monster that he himself created.



** SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker. Many details of Joker's origin vary, but it's widely accepted that the Bat was somehow responsible for the Joker's fall into the vat of chemicals that turned him into the psychopathic clown.

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** SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker.ComicBook/TheJoker. Many details of Joker's origin vary, but it's widely accepted that the Bat was somehow responsible for the Joker's fall into the vat of chemicals that turned him into the psychopathic clown.



** An incredibly rare EvilVersusEvil example of this is Poison Ivy creating the monstrous PlantPerson Harvest; originally a ManEatingPlant she engineered for her own amusement, after a year of feeding it with any human she felt like (citing victims as including "tiresome lovers, incompetent henchmen and people who returned [my] smile"), the sheer number of human brains dissolving in its system affected it; the plant mutated into a monster possessed by the fragmented psyches/souls of all its former meals, driving it to hunt and attempt to kill its own creator.

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** An incredibly rare EvilVersusEvil example of this is Poison Ivy ComicBook/PoisonIvy creating the monstrous PlantPerson Harvest; originally a ManEatingPlant she engineered for her own amusement, after a year of feeding it with any human she felt like (citing victims as including "tiresome lovers, incompetent henchmen and people who returned [my] smile"), the sheer number of human brains dissolving in its system affected it; the plant mutated into a monster possessed by the fragmented psyches/souls of all its former meals, driving it to hunt and attempt to kill its own creator.



** In ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightReturns'', a psychiatrist argues that Batman has this effect on Gotham as a whole, due to his sheer charisma and force of presence causing others to mold themselves to fit, essentially claiming that Batman has a mental illness that spreads via MemeticMutation. What's even more interesting, is that the comic at least implies that this is actually the case, with [[spoiler: The Joker coming out of a decade-long catatonia in response to Batman's return.]]

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** In ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightReturns'', a psychiatrist argues that Batman has this effect on Gotham as a whole, due to his sheer charisma and force of presence causing others to mold themselves to fit, essentially claiming that Batman has a mental illness that spreads via MemeticMutation. What's even more interesting, is that the comic at least implies that this is actually the case, with [[spoiler: The Joker coming out of a decade-long catatonia in response to Batman's return.]]return]].



** ComicBook/PostCrisis, Metallo is created by Professor Vale, who believes Superman is an alien invader, and creates Metallo to defend humanity. In the comics continuity post-ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}}, John Corben decides to become Metallo after seeing Superman easily fight his way out of a high secruity military base.

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** ComicBook/PostCrisis, Metallo is created by Professor Vale, who believes Superman is an alien invader, and creates Metallo to defend humanity. In the comics continuity post-ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}}, John Corben decides to become Metallo after seeing Superman easily fight his way out of a high secruity security military base.



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* ''ComicBook/IronMan'' villains the Crimson Dynamo and Titanium Man got their start because the DirtyCommies decided they needed their own counterparts to Tony Stark's "bodyguard." Later armored entities such as the Iron Monger and Firepower were created at the behest of Stark's [[CorruptCorporateExecutive corrupt business rivals]], Obidiah Stane and Edwin Cord, respectively. Stane and Cord would both see this trope [[InvertedTrope inverted]] right back on them, however, as their actions directly led to the birth of a "new" Iron Man each time.

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* ''ComicBook/IronMan'' villains the Crimson Dynamo and Titanium Man got their start because the DirtyCommies DirtyCommunists decided they needed their own counterparts to Tony Stark's "bodyguard." Later armored entities such as the Iron Monger and Firepower were created at the behest of Stark's [[CorruptCorporateExecutive corrupt business rivals]], Obidiah Stane and Edwin Cord, respectively. Stane and Cord would both see this trope [[InvertedTrope inverted]] right back on them, however, as their actions directly led to the birth of a "new" Iron Man each time.



** In the wake of Iron Man's rogue actions during the ''Armor Wars'' storyline, the Pentagon commissioned Cord to create Firepower to destroy the renegade Avenger. However, once this was done, Cord refused to turn his new toy over to the Feds (threatening to blackmail them with a press release about Firepower - a heavily-armored suit with a ''[[NukeEm tactical nuke]]'' - being designed for ''[[TheresNoKillLikeOverkill riot control]]''), and turned Firepower loose on Stark Enterprises' assets instead. Stark, who'd been willing to leave Iron Man "dead", created a "new" Iron Man that promptly [[CurbStompBattle tore Firepower apart]].
* TheUltimates in the ''UltimateMarvel'' universe were at least partly to blame for the creation of the supervillain group the Liberators, and definitely to blame for the first Hulk rampage through New York.

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** In the wake of Iron Man's rogue actions during the ''Armor Wars'' storyline, the Pentagon commissioned Cord to create Firepower to destroy the renegade Avenger. However, once this was done, Cord refused to turn his new toy over to the Feds (threatening to blackmail them with a press release about Firepower - a heavily-armored suit with a ''[[NukeEm tactical nuke]]'' - being designed for ''[[TheresNoKillLikeOverkill ''[[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill riot control]]''), and turned Firepower loose on Stark Enterprises' assets instead. Stark, who'd been willing to leave Iron Man "dead", created a "new" Iron Man that promptly [[CurbStompBattle tore Firepower apart]].
* TheUltimates ComicBook/TheUltimates in the ''UltimateMarvel'' ''ComicBook/UltimateMarvel'' universe were at least partly to blame for the creation of the supervillain group the Liberators, and definitely to blame for the first Hulk rampage through New York.



* In UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}}, the Reverse-Flash gained access to the secrets of super-speed in the future because Barry Allen placed one of his [[TheFlash Flash]] costumes in a time capsule. More recent continuities have the Reverse-Flash starting as an insane fan of Barry's or, more recently, deriving all of his powers directly from Barry's mere existence, as Barry is now the source of all superspeed.

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* In UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}}, the Reverse-Flash gained access to the secrets of super-speed in the future because Barry Allen placed one of his [[TheFlash [[Franchise/TheFlash Flash]] costumes in a time capsule. More recent continuities have the Reverse-Flash starting as an insane fan of Barry's or, more recently, deriving all of his powers directly from Barry's mere existence, as Barry is now the source of all superspeed.



** Likewise, Powerplex only became a supervillain to avenge himself on Invincible for the death of his sister during one of Invincible's brawls (specifically, Invincible was punched through a building she was inside of, causing it to collapse). Powerplex then killed his wife and infant son by accident while fighting the NighInvulnerable hero, fueling further revenge.

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** Likewise, Powerplex only became a supervillain to avenge himself on Invincible for the death of his sister during one of Invincible's brawls (specifically, Invincible was punched through a building she was inside of, causing it to collapse). Powerplex then killed his wife and infant son by accident while fighting the NighInvulnerable {{Nigh Invulnerab|ility}}le hero, fueling further revenge.



** Back when she was still in her AGodIAm phase (before mellowing out a ''lot''), Luna gave Tirek the Rainbow of Darkness so he could try and prove his love to her. During her and Celestia's reign, Tirek returned to life and ended up having a battle with her for dominion over the night.

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** Back when she was still in her AGodIAm AGodAmI phase (before mellowing out a ''lot''), Luna gave Tirek the Rainbow of Darkness so he could try and prove his love to her. During her and Celestia's reign, Tirek returned to life and ended up having a battle with her for dominion over the night.



** [[spoiler:Dark World!Discord ended up creating [[BiggerBad Nightmare Eclipse/Paradox]]. She was originally Twilight Sparkle until he turned her into Twilight Tragedy and put her through a living hell for a thousand years. When she finally broke free, she [[StartOfDarkness snapped]] and decided to ''invoke'' [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Nightmarification]] to become Nightmare Purgatory and brutally kill him in revenge. By that point, she's [[HeWhoFightsMonsters been so consumed by her thirst for vengeance]] that she turns her plan to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong into a GroundhogDayLoop IronicHell for Discord, becoming the OmnicidalManiac she is now.]]

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** [[spoiler:Dark World!Discord ended up creating [[BiggerBad [[GreaterScopeVillain Nightmare Eclipse/Paradox]]. She was originally Twilight Sparkle until he turned her into Twilight Tragedy and put her through a living hell for a thousand years. When she finally broke free, she [[StartOfDarkness snapped]] and decided to ''invoke'' [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Nightmarification]] to become Nightmare Purgatory and brutally kill him in revenge. By that point, she's [[HeWhoFightsMonsters been so consumed by her thirst for vengeance]] that she turns her plan to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong into a GroundhogDayLoop IronicHell for Discord, becoming the OmnicidalManiac she is now.]]



* In the Independent Film ''Sidekick'', Norman (a nerdy comic book fan) discovers that Victor (a sleezy Wall Street Guy he knows) has latent telekinetic abilities. Norman tries to train Victor to develop his powers so he can become a real-life superhero, but (being a Wall Street Guy) Victor eventually decides to use his powers for evil instead, becoming Norman's arch-enemy. A comic book store owner friend of Norman's even remarks (under the false impression that Norman and Victor's story is a pitch for a comic book plot) that, although Norman has failed to make a good hero, it seems he did succeed in creating a killer villain.

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* In the Independent Film ''Sidekick'', Norman (a nerdy comic book fan) discovers that Victor (a sleezy sleazy Wall Street Guy he knows) has latent telekinetic abilities. Norman tries to train Victor to develop his powers so he can become a real-life superhero, but (being a Wall Street Guy) Victor eventually decides to use his powers for evil instead, becoming Norman's arch-enemy. A comic book store owner friend of Norman's even remarks (under the false impression that Norman and Victor's story is a pitch for a comic book plot) that, although Norman has failed to make a good hero, it seems he did succeed in creating a killer villain.



* In ''Film/OzTheGreatAndPowerful'', the titular character is partly responsible for turning [[spoiler:the naive but good witch Theodora]] into the AxeCrazy Wicked Witch of the West, who rejects his offer of redemption at the end. While, technically, it was [[spoiler:her sister Evanora]] who turned her evil, Oz's actions ([[spoiler:flirting with her like he does with any girl]]) help push her over the edge.

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* In ''Film/OzTheGreatAndPowerful'', the titular character is partly responsible for turning [[spoiler:the naive but good witch Theodora]] into the AxeCrazy AxCrazy Wicked Witch of the West, who rejects his offer of redemption at the end. While, technically, it was [[spoiler:her sister Evanora]] who turned her evil, Oz's actions ([[spoiler:flirting with her like he does with any girl]]) help push her over the edge.



* Played with in ''Film/XMenFirstClass''. It's the BigBad who creates the villain, not TheHero. {{Lampshaded}} [[spoiler:in Shaw's final monologue, and in Erik's references to himself as Frankenstein's monster.]]

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* Played with in ''Film/XMenFirstClass''. It's the BigBad who creates the villain, not TheHero. {{Lampshaded}} {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d [[spoiler:in Shaw's final monologue, and in Erik's references to himself as Frankenstein's monster.]]



** At the battle of Ruusan, the Jedi were [[ChildSoldiers shoving lightsabers into the hands of small children]] and sending them to slaughter. They also deemed the native "Bouncers" as too dangerous to keep alive because of the thought bomb. Well, one of those Force Sentitive kids sees her Bouncer friend killed by Jedi right before her horrified eyes. Congratulations! They just created Darth Zannah! Thus, the sole survivor of the Sith Order has the apprentice he needs to rebuild from scratch.

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** At the battle of Ruusan, the Jedi were [[ChildSoldiers shoving lightsabers into the hands of small children]] and sending them to slaughter. They also deemed the native "Bouncers" as too dangerous to keep alive because of the thought bomb. Well, one of those Force Sentitive Sensitive kids sees her Bouncer friend killed by Jedi right before her horrified eyes. Congratulations! They just created Darth Zannah! Thus, the sole survivor of the Sith Order has the apprentice he needs to rebuild from scratch.



** And then there's this little stroke of brilliance from ''Literature/JediApprentice'', Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon's backstory series. So, the Jedi council has this problem kid, Xanatos. Too much anger and whatnot. His Master believes in him, but the Council doesn't. And they decide that hey, they're not sure they can trust him, they need to put him to the test. So they send him and his Master to intervene in a conflict where his ''dad'' is the ManBehindTheMan, and everyone knows it, in the hopes that he'll screw up and they can boot him out. Well as it turns out, the plan works [[GoneHorriblyRight a little too well]]. Xanatos {{Face Heel Turn}}s, his Master is forced to kill his father, and he swears bloody revenge on the Temple, going on to become a CorruptCorporateExecutive and ManipulativeBastard out for Jedi blood, who spreads slavery and death wherever he goes, and targets Qui-Gon (his ex-master) and Obi-Wan at every turn. {{Nice Job Breaking It Hero}}es.

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** And then there's this little stroke of brilliance from ''Literature/JediApprentice'', Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon's backstory series. So, the Jedi council has this problem kid, Xanatos. Too much anger and whatnot. His Master believes in him, but the Council doesn't. And they decide that hey, they're not sure they can trust him, they need to put him to the test. So they send him and his Master to intervene in a conflict where his ''dad'' is the ManBehindTheMan, TheManBehindTheMan, and everyone knows it, in the hopes that he'll screw up and they can boot him out. Well as it turns out, the plan works [[GoneHorriblyRight a little too well]]. Xanatos {{Face Heel Turn}}s, his Master is forced to kill his father, and he swears bloody revenge on the Temple, going on to become a CorruptCorporateExecutive and ManipulativeBastard out for Jedi blood, who spreads slavery and death wherever he goes, and targets Qui-Gon (his ex-master) and Obi-Wan at every turn. {{Nice Job Breaking It Hero}}es.



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* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'': While John Corben was actually turned into Metallo by Zod, he already had a hatred for the [[{{Superman}} Red-Blue Blur]] after one of the criminals saved from a prison bus crash by the Blur murdered his sister.

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* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'': While John Corben was actually turned into Metallo by Zod, he already had a hatred for the [[{{Superman}} [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Red-Blue Blur]] after one of the criminals saved from a prison bus crash by the Blur murdered his sister.



* ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'': Xena apparently obliviously did this to [[AxeCrazy Callisto]], though this is before Xena's HeelFaceTurn. Callisto believes that until she becomes a goddess and goes back in time to the day her parents were killed. It turns out that the future Callisto was the one who murdered her own parents, but her dazed past self assumed Xena was to blame. Given the chance to undo her past, after an accident she instead made sure it happened, making it clear that one more NeverMyFault villain actually is the way she is by choice. She took her mother and her younger self into a barn to protect them. When he father (thinking that the strange woman is one of Xena's {{Mook}}s) tries to attack her from behind, she throws a dagger at him without looking. Realizing that she can't change the past, she reluctantly incinerates her own mother with a fireball. In a last-ditch effort, she tries to kill her younger self by setting the barn on fire, but the girl is saved, swearing vengeance against Xena.

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* ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'': Xena apparently obliviously did this to [[AxeCrazy [[AxCrazy Callisto]], though this is before Xena's HeelFaceTurn. Callisto believes that until she becomes a goddess and goes back in time to the day her parents were killed. It turns out that the future Callisto was the one who murdered her own parents, but her dazed past self assumed Xena was to blame. Given the chance to undo her past, after an accident she instead made sure it happened, making it clear that one more NeverMyFault villain actually is the way she is by choice. She took her mother and her younger self into a barn to protect them. When he father (thinking that the strange woman is one of Xena's {{Mook}}s) {{Mooks}}) tries to attack her from behind, she throws a dagger at him without looking. Realizing that she can't change the past, she reluctantly incinerates her own mother with a fireball. In a last-ditch effort, she tries to kill her younger self by setting the barn on fire, but the girl is saved, swearing vengeance against Xena.



* This is how Sukhov became [[DirtyCommunists Nuclear Winter]] in ''FreedomForce''. Minuteman was trying to hit him with one of his Minute Missiles, but hit a bunch of liquid nitrogen canisters beside him, covering him with the stuff. This, combined with the latent Energy X in his body, turned him into a AnIcePerson with a penchant for stealing atomic bombs.

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* This is how Sukhov became [[DirtyCommunists Nuclear Winter]] in ''FreedomForce''.''VideoGame/FreedomForce''. Minuteman was trying to hit him with one of his Minute Missiles, but hit a bunch of liquid nitrogen canisters beside him, covering him with the stuff. This, combined with the latent Energy X in his body, turned him into a AnIcePerson with a penchant for stealing atomic bombs.



** It also features two inversions: [[spoiler: Yomiel accidently shot the lead, giving him his ghost powers, and indirectly compelling him to go on the journey that would bring him down, and the foreigners killed Missile, causing him to come back as a relentless ghost.]]

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** It also features two inversions: [[spoiler: Yomiel accidently shot the lead, giving him his ghost powers, and indirectly compelling him to go on the journey that would bring him down, and the foreigners killed Missile, causing him to come back as a relentless ghost.]]ghost]].



** The Stormcloaks can potentially become this to [[spoiler:the Thalmor]] in a blatant case of GoneHorriblyRight. Enciting rebellion in a rival empire to weaken them? Classic geopolitical strategy. But what if these rebels go on to ''win'' the civil war and form a powerful independent state with ([[HornyVikings literally]]) an axe to grind against you? [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge Uh oh]].

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** The Stormcloaks can potentially become this to [[spoiler:the Thalmor]] in a blatant case of GoneHorriblyRight. Enciting Inciting rebellion in a rival empire to weaken them? Classic geopolitical strategy. But what if these rebels go on to ''win'' the civil war and form a powerful independent state with ([[HornyVikings literally]]) an axe to grind against you? [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge Uh oh]].



* A gameplay element in ''MiddleEarthShadowOfMordor''. If you fail to humiliate or kill an orc leader or get killed by one, they grow in power. Fail enough and you can promote a regular orc all the way to warchief. It's called "Forge your Nemesis".

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* A gameplay element in ''MiddleEarthShadowOfMordor''.''VideoGame/MiddleEarthShadowOfMordor''. If you fail to humiliate or kill an orc leader or get killed by one, they grow in power. Fail enough and you can promote a regular orc all the way to warchief. It's called "Forge your Nemesis".



** In ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'', the titlular Arkham Knight blames Batman for turning him into who he is by leaving him to be tortured by the Joker for over a year, and seeks vengeance against him throughout the game.

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** In ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'', the titlular titular Arkham Knight blames Batman for turning him into who he is by leaving him to be tortured by the Joker for over a year, and seeks vengeance against him throughout the game.



* [[spoiler: Prodigal]] in ''VideoGame/HeroesRise'' becomes a supervillan as a direct result of [[spoiler: your parents accidentally killing her mother, Miss Artillery.]]

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* [[spoiler: Prodigal]] in ''VideoGame/HeroesRise'' becomes a supervillan supervillain as a direct result of [[spoiler: your parents accidentally killing her mother, Miss Artillery.]]



* A darkly hilarious example of this occurs in a ''SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal's'' strip. However, on this case, the villain's creation's was NOT an accident.

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* A darkly hilarious example of this occurs in a ''SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal's'' ''WebComic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal's'' strip. However, on this case, the villain's creation's was NOT an accident.



** Klaus notices that something is off about Agatha. Him trying to kill her not only causes her to leave ''his own airship where she was savely contained'', it also leads to events where she [[spoiler: becomes possessed by [[BigBad the Other]].

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** Klaus notices that something is off about Agatha. Him trying to kill her not only causes her to leave ''his own airship where she was savely safely contained'', it also leads to events where she [[spoiler: becomes possessed by [[BigBad the Other]].



** A inversion happens with Merlot: he becomes leader over the university after [[spoiler: Dr. Beetle dies]], leading to him throwing Agatha out. When he later figures out that Agatha [[spoiler: is a immensly powerful Spark, heir of the Heterodyne family and of utmost interest to Baron Wulfenbach]], he tries to hide all this by [[spoiler: killing everyone in the university and setting the building on fire]]. He ends up [[spoiler: serving prison time in Castle Heterodyne]] where he meets Agatha again, trying to accuse her her of having made him a villain. When Agatha points out that everything is his own fault, that he created ''himself'', he snaps.

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** A inversion happens with Merlot: he becomes leader over the university after [[spoiler: Dr. Beetle dies]], leading to him throwing Agatha out. When he later figures out that Agatha [[spoiler: is a immensly an immensely powerful Spark, heir of the Heterodyne family and of utmost interest to Baron Wulfenbach]], he tries to hide all this by [[spoiler: killing everyone in the university and setting the building on fire]]. He ends up [[spoiler: serving prison time in Castle Heterodyne]] where he meets Agatha again, trying to accuse her her of having made him a villain. When Agatha points out that everything is his own fault, that he created ''himself'', he snaps.



** Technus, though in a more LampShading and humorous way. Danny unintentionally frees him from the Ghost Portal (or something) when he first meets him. Assuming him to be a villain, Danny tells him he will not take over the world. Technus, confused, then enlightened actually takes his advice, thus setting his path of villainy.
* Señor Senior Senior from ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''. Not a particularly serious example, inasmuch as he becomes a villain when it's observed how much he seems like one already, particularly in his private island mansion resembiling a typical supervillain lair. Really, though, if [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Ron hadn't said anything about the whole lair thing]], SSS would've likely remained nothing more than [[ArbitrarilyLargeBankAccount an eccentric multi-billionaire]].

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** Technus, though in a more LampShading {{lampshad|eHanging}}ing and humorous way. Danny unintentionally frees him from the Ghost Portal (or something) when he first meets him. Assuming him to be a villain, Danny tells him he will not take over the world. Technus, confused, then enlightened actually takes his advice, thus setting his path of villainy.
* Señor Senior Senior from ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''. Not a particularly serious example, inasmuch as he becomes a villain when it's observed how much he seems like one already, particularly in his private island mansion resembiling resembling a typical supervillain lair. Really, though, if [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Ron hadn't said anything about the whole lair thing]], SSS would've likely remained nothing more than [[ArbitrarilyLargeBankAccount an eccentric multi-billionaire]].



* ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' accidently causes [[HonestJohnsDealership Bud Flood]] to fall into a vat of contaminated water, turning him into [[MakingASplash the Liquidator]]. It [[Franchise/{{Batman}} sounds]] [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker awfully]] [[ShoutOut familiar]]... Flood had contaminated the water himself, and Darkwing was in fact there to stop him from doing exactly that; so, really, The Liquidator created himself, Darkwing just helped.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' accidently causes [[HonestJohnsDealership Bud Flood]] to fall into a vat of contaminated water, turning him into [[MakingASplash the Liquidator]]. It [[Franchise/{{Batman}} sounds]] [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker [[ComicBook/TheJoker awfully]] [[ShoutOut familiar]]... Flood had contaminated the water himself, and Darkwing was in fact there to stop him from doing exactly that; so, really, The Liquidator created himself, Darkwing just helped.



*** Is implied to have been [[InsufferableGenius condescending]] and unpleasant toward his assistant Albedo, who eventually developped a ''massive'' superiority complex toward him, tried to create his own Omnitrix and ended up actually [[EvilTwin turned into a clone of Ben as a result]]. Azmuth's attempt to punish him by [[KarmicTransformation leaving him trapt in this form]] resulted in him [[APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil turning to villainy]] [[AntiVillain in an effort to recover his original form]], [[SanitySlippage and eventually genuinely becoming psychotic after all he went through to reach this goal.]]
*** Accidentally created Malware, a [[AxeCrazy mentally unstable]] [[MechanicalLifeForm Galvanic Mechamorph]] [[HorrorHunger who could only substain himself by devouring his own kind's life force]]. Azmuth promised to find a cure for him, but took his time to work on it, resulting in Malware eventually losing patience, trying to cure himself using an unfinished device and eventually becoming a rampaging sociopath who almost consumed Galvan Prime.

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*** Is implied to have been [[InsufferableGenius condescending]] and unpleasant toward his assistant Albedo, who eventually developped developed a ''massive'' superiority complex toward him, tried to create his own Omnitrix and ended up actually [[EvilTwin turned into a clone of Ben as a result]]. Azmuth's attempt to punish him by [[KarmicTransformation leaving him trapt in this form]] resulted in him [[APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil turning to villainy]] [[AntiVillain in an effort to recover his original form]], [[SanitySlippage and eventually genuinely becoming psychotic after all he went through to reach this goal.]]
*** Accidentally created Malware, a [[AxeCrazy [[AxCrazy mentally unstable]] [[MechanicalLifeForm Galvanic Mechamorph]] [[HorrorHunger who could only substain himself by devouring his own kind's life force]]. Azmuth promised to find a cure for him, but took his time to work on it, resulting in Malware eventually losing patience, trying to cure himself using an unfinished device and eventually becoming a rampaging sociopath who almost consumed Galvan Prime.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', [[ComicBook/IronMan Tony Stark]] "creates" the villainous EnergyBeing Wonder Man. When Simon Williams' company goes under because of Tony Stark, Simon is prompted by his brother (Grim Reaper, an agent of H.Y.D.R.A.) to volunteer for an experiment conducted by MODOK to gain the power he needs to take his revenge. [[spoiler:Tony was actually trying to ''help'' him by employing him, but he didn't get around to actually saying this to him.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', [[ComicBook/IronMan Tony Stark]] "creates" the villainous EnergyBeing {{Energy Being|s}} Wonder Man. When Simon Williams' company goes under because of Tony Stark, Simon is prompted by his brother (Grim Reaper, an agent of H.Y.D.R.A.) to volunteer for an experiment conducted by MODOK to gain the power he needs to take his revenge. [[spoiler:Tony was actually trying to ''help'' him by employing him, but he didn't get around to actually saying this to him.]]
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* The government in ''Manga/RaveMaster'' decided that the best thing to do with then six-year-old Lucia is to lock him away so he won't follow in his dad and grandfather's criminal footsteps. Being wrongfully imprisoned becomes Lucia's motivation to obliterate said government.
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* ''Film/Ghostbusters2016: Abby's and Erin's book on the physics of the paranormal is what [[spoiler: Rowan the janitor]] consulted to invent ghost-summoning mechanisms.

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* ''Film/Ghostbusters2016: ''Film/Ghostbusters2016'': Abby's and Erin's book on the physics of the paranormal is what [[spoiler: Rowan the janitor]] consulted to invent ghost-summoning mechanisms.
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* ''Film/Ghostbusters2016: Abby's and Erin's book on the physics of the paranormal is what [[spoiler: Rowan the janitor]] consulted to invent ghost-summoning mechanisms.
14th Jul '16 12:18:25 AM PaulA
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'', [[spoiler: Rob]] was a fairly normal classmate of Gumball and Darwin that swore revenge after the duo [[spoiler: unwittingly abandoned him in [[EldritchLocation the Void]]. Rob's attempt to escape by himself then left him [[BodyHorror horribly disfigured]]]]. Oddly enough, Gumball and Darwin are ''thrilled'' to have their own ArchEnemy, and even help him set up a new villainous AlterEgo.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'', [[spoiler: Rob]] was a fairly normal classmate of Gumball and Darwin that swore revenge after the duo [[spoiler: unwittingly abandoned him in [[EldritchLocation the Void]]. Rob's attempt to escape by himself then left him [[BodyHorror horribly disfigured]]]]. Oddly enough, Gumball and Darwin are ''thrilled'' to have their own ArchEnemy, and even help him set up a new villainous AlterEgo.alter ego.
4th Jul '16 5:08:46 PM MasterofGalaxies4628
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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest'': [[spoiler:Peter Collier]] joined the privacy terrorist group Vigilance after his brother was detained without charges for associating with [[VillainByProxyFallacy a man whose cousin had ties to a terrorist group]] - [[MistakenIdentity who ultimately turned out to be simply his AA sponsor with no terrorism ties]] - causing his brother to go into a downward spiral that resulted in his [[DrivenToSuicide suicide]]. The government's [[NeverMyFault complete lack of remorse for this screwup]] (it's even implied that the man responsible was promoted) sealed the deal.
3rd Jul '16 11:26:00 PM Psyga315
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** This inversion is actually a recurring trope, so much so that it has been given an InUniverse name: The Cross of Fire, and for the most part, it ''has'' happened a couple of times. [[Series/KamenRiderWizard A villain causing an eclipse caused a wizard to be born,]] [[Series/KamenRiderGaim a corporation using kids as guinea pigs ended up with several kids gunning for them]], [[Series/KamenRiderGhost even killing a guy ends up in them becoming a Kamen Rider]]...
30th Jun '16 9:39:11 AM Pichu-kun
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** In the United Kingdom's ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'', (which was based on the old Mobius/Kintobor backstory that's since been brushed away to line up with the Japanese plot), the story arc loosely based on ''Sonic CD'' and ''VideoGame/KnucklesChaotix'' had Sonic going back in time and deliberately causing the accident that turned kindly Dr. Kintobor into Dr. Robotnik. In the altered timeline where the accident never occurred, the Brotherhood of Metallix conquered Mobius and couldn't be stopped- in the real timeline, Robotnik worked on the Metallixes, too, and thought to give them a mass-self-destruct function.
** This comes back to bite Sonic in SonicTheComicOnline when the rest of Mobius finds out about Sonic turning Kintobor into Robotnik leading to BrokenPedestal.

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** In the United Kingdom's ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'', (which was based on the old Mobius/Kintobor backstory that's since been brushed away to line up with the Japanese plot), the story arc loosely based on ''Sonic CD'' ''VideoGame/SonicCD'' and ''VideoGame/KnucklesChaotix'' had Sonic going back in time and deliberately causing the accident that turned kindly Dr. Kintobor into Dr. Robotnik. In the altered timeline where the accident never occurred, the Brotherhood of Metallix conquered Mobius and couldn't be stopped- in the real timeline, Robotnik worked on the Metallixes, too, and thought to give them a mass-self-destruct function.
** This comes back to bite Sonic in SonicTheComicOnline ''Webcomic/SonicTheComicOnline'' when the rest of Mobius finds out about Sonic turning Kintobor into Robotnik leading to BrokenPedestal.
24th Jun '16 1:48:05 AM M84
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** Moving things away from the Imperium, there's the Eldar. The Eldar Empire's decadence combined with their race's naturally powerful psyker abilities made the Warp start to manifest a being that reflected their hedonism. The Eldar who realized this was happening reacted in different ways. Some of them decided to get as far away from the rest of the Empire as possible to avoid the backlash after their attempts to get the rest of the Empire to stop being irresponsible hedonistic idiots went nowhere. Others threw themselves even deeper into bloody hedonism since creating a new god of pleasure appealed to them. And that's how Slaanesh was born.

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** Moving things away from the Imperium, there's the Eldar. The Eldar Empire's decadence combined with their race's naturally powerful psyker abilities made the Warp start to manifest a being that reflected their hedonism. The Eldar who realized this was happening reacted in different ways. Some of them decided to get as far away from the rest of the Empire as possible to avoid the backlash after their attempts to get the rest of the Empire to stop being irresponsible hedonistic idiots went nowhere. Others threw themselves even deeper into bloody hedonism since creating a new god of pleasure appealed to them. And that's how Slaanesh was born. The new Chaos God repaid the Eldar by slaughtering their pantheon, slaughtering most of their race, and eating their souls after death. The factions of the surviving Eldar are defined by the different ways they try to prevent Slaanesh from finishing the job.
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