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2nd Dec '16 11:23:37 AM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheTraitorSonCycle'', after Ash begins acting more openly and reveals himself to be TheManBehindTheMan, he forces Thorn to become his right-hand-man - something Thorn resents, but has no means of combating.
1st Dec '16 4:21:26 PM Cakeman
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* In Lilo and Stitch, Gantu acts as the main antagonist, though he's somewhat of a HeroAntagonist as he believes that Stitch is a threat to the galaxy and needs to be disposed of. However, after he is retired from being captain by the Grand Councilwoman, he ends up taking the role of TheDragon when he is hired by Dr. Hamsterviel, though he has a partner on his own in 625/Reuben.
** Dr. Hamsterviel himself is DemotedToDragon when he works for Delia in the anime.
14th Nov '16 2:54:37 AM flodoris
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* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', Pain, thought to be the BigBad, is eventually revealed to have been the DragonWithAnAgenda to [[spoiler: Tobi]], who turns out to be the dragon to [[spoiler:the real Madara. Until Tobi [[TheStarscream kicks Madara to the curb and takes over his plot]]. Well, Madara is the BigBad again anyway, thanks to his other [[TheDragon Dragon]] Zetsu. But even that doesn't last long once it is revealed that Zetsu is actually the Dragon to Kaguya, leaving Madara not only demoted but dead.]]

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* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', Pain, thought to be the BigBad, is eventually revealed to have been the DragonWithAnAgenda to [[spoiler: Tobi]], who turns out to be the dragon to [[spoiler:the real Madara. Until Tobi [[TheStarscream kicks Madara to the curb and takes over his plot]]. Well, Madara is the BigBad again anyway, thanks to his other [[TheDragon Dragon]] Zetsu. But even that doesn't last long once it is revealed that Zetsu is actually the Dragon to Kaguya, leaving Madara not only demoted but dead.]]Tobi.
12th Nov '16 11:19:52 AM Rorosilky5
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* Played with in ''{{Franchise/CrashBandicoot}}''. Dr. Cortex was always Uka Uka's [[TheDragon Dragon]], but only after the latter's release in ''VideoGame/CrashBandicoot3Warped'' does this become apparent and he directly serves under him. In ''VideoGame/CrashMindOverMutant'', Cortex finally tires of Uka's abuse and overthrows him, making himself the true BigBad for the first time.

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* Played with in ''{{Franchise/CrashBandicoot}}''.''Franchise/CrashBandicoot''. Dr. Cortex was always Uka Uka's [[TheDragon Dragon]], but only after the latter's release in ''VideoGame/CrashBandicoot3Warped'' does this become apparent and he directly serves under him. In ''VideoGame/CrashMindOverMutant'', Cortex finally tires of Uka's abuse and overthrows him, making himself the true BigBad for the first time.
19th Oct '16 10:54:10 AM siberia82
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* ''Film/XMen'':

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6th Oct '16 3:48:22 AM Shadowgazer
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* Skeletor was the BigBad of ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983'', but became TheDragon to new villain Flogg in ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfHeMan''. However, Skeletor's role wasn't all that different functionally, as he constantly manipulated the clueless Flogg.

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* Skeletor was the BigBad of ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983'', but became TheDragon to new villain Flogg in ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfHeMan''. However, Skeletor's role [[DragonInChief wasn't all that different functionally, as he constantly manipulated the clueless Flogg.]]
6th Oct '16 3:42:37 AM Shadowgazer
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Demoted Big Bads will almost always become TheStarscream or a DragonWithAnAgenda.

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Demoted Big Bads will almost always become TheStarscream or a DragonWithAnAgenda.
DragonWithAnAgenda, especially if the only reason they were demoted was because the other BigBad happened to have an advantage and the alternative would mean certain death. Better to lay low and wait for the right moment...
9th Sep '16 11:29:08 AM SuperSonicHeroes
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* ''Fanfic/PersonaEG'': The dark persona user Eris, AKA [[spoiler:[[AdaptationalVillainy Fluttershy]]]] seems to be the main enemy of ZIT, but it is eventually revealed she is working for the far more powerful and dangerous Mephistopheles, AKA [[spoiler:Sunset Shimmer]].
** [[spoiler:Though she had already been trying to perform a HeelFaceTurn by the time it was revealed, Sunset herself was later revealed to have been an UnwittingPawn to the Zodiac Shadows and it seems that the real BigBad the whole time was actually Juan the Janitor, AKA Red Flag.]]
20th Aug '16 5:24:19 PM flodoris
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* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', Pain, thought to be the BigBad, is eventually revealed to have been the DragonWithAnAgenda to [[spoiler: Tobi]], who turns out to be the dragon to [[spoiler:the real Madara. Until Tobi [[DragonAscendant kicks Madara to the curb and takes over his plot]]. Well, Madara is the BigBad again anyway, thanks to his other [[TheDragon Dragon]] Zetsu. But even that doesn't last long once it is revealed that Zetsu is actually the Dragon to Kaguya, leaving Madara not only demoted but dead.]]

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* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', Pain, thought to be the BigBad, is eventually revealed to have been the DragonWithAnAgenda to [[spoiler: Tobi]], who turns out to be the dragon to [[spoiler:the real Madara. Until Tobi [[DragonAscendant [[TheStarscream kicks Madara to the curb and takes over his plot]]. Well, Madara is the BigBad again anyway, thanks to his other [[TheDragon Dragon]] Zetsu. But even that doesn't last long once it is revealed that Zetsu is actually the Dragon to Kaguya, leaving Madara not only demoted but dead.]]
23rd Jul '16 4:37:09 PM ZimFan89
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* In ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehogMegaManWorldsUnite'', Doctors Eggman and Wily -- the main antagonists of their own series and the BigBadDuumvirate of the [[ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehogMegaManWorldsCollide previous crossover]] -- are press-ganged into the service of [[AIIsACrapshoot Sigma]]. It doesn't take long for the two of the them to go [[TheStarscream full Starscream]], either.

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* In ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehogMegaManWorldsUnite'', ''[[ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehogMegaManWorldsUnite Sonic the Hedgehog/Mega Man: Worlds Unite]]'', Doctors Eggman and Wily -- the main antagonists of their own series and the BigBadDuumvirate of the [[ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehogMegaManWorldsCollide previous crossover]] -- are press-ganged into the service of [[AIIsACrapshoot Sigma]]. It doesn't take long for the two of the them to go [[TheStarscream full Starscream]], either.


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* In the ''Film/WrongTurn'' series, Three Finger is the default leader of the cannibal hillbillies. But in the [[Film/WrongTurn5Bloodlines fifth]] and [[Film/WrongTurn6LastResort sixth]] films, he takes orders from other members of the family -- [[EvilOldFolks Maynard]] in the former, and [[BrotherSisterIncest Jackson and Sally]] in the latter. In the first case, he actually seems [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority intimidated into service]], while in the second it's more a case of TeethClenchedTeamwork.
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