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14th Sep '17 5:53:17 AM Shadowgazer
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* Sauron, the BigBad of ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', was actually TheDragon to Morgoth in the First Age. Morgoth was defeated and locked away in the void, but Sauron was [[DragonTheirFeet AWOL]] for that battle, and took up the mantle himself afterwards. He actually had a HeelFaceTurn after the battle, and genuinely wanted to help rebuild... [[FaceHeelTurn but the]] [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor temptation to abuse his power and status]] was too strong to resist. It's stated that he honestly did repent... though only out of fear of being punished. When he was told that he wouldn't be given a blanket-amnesty but would have to stand trial to be forgiven, Sauron feared (probably correctly) that he would lose, so he ran.\\\
Sauron's fundamental loyalty always seems to lie with himself, with a healthy dose of self-preservation -- he's more than willing to work with whoever the most powerful being currently around is [[DragonWithAnAgenda while advancing his own goals in the process]]. It seems to be the realization that after the armies of the Valar depart ''he's'' the most powerful entity active in Middle-Earth that sets him on the path towards the throne of BigBad and EvilOverlord.

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* Sauron, the BigBad of ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', was actually TheDragon to Morgoth in the First Age. Morgoth was defeated and locked away in the void, but Sauron was [[DragonTheirFeet AWOL]] for that battle, and took up the mantle himself afterwards. He actually actually pretended that he had a HeelFaceTurn after the battle, and genuinely that he wanted to help rebuild... [[FaceHeelTurn but the]] [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor temptation to abuse his power and status]] was too strong to resist. rebuild. It's stated that he honestly did repent...decide to give up... though only out of fear of being punished. When he was told that he wouldn't be given a blanket-amnesty but would have to stand trial to be forgiven, Sauron feared (probably correctly) that he would lose, so he ran.\\\
Sauron's fundamental loyalty always seems to lie with himself, with a healthy dose of self-preservation -- he's more than willing to work with whoever the most powerful being currently around is [[DragonWithAnAgenda while always advancing his own goals in the process]]. It seems to be the realization that after the armies of the Valar depart ''he's'' the most powerful entity active in Middle-Earth that sets him on the path towards the throne of BigBad and EvilOverlord.
23rd Aug '17 9:58:59 AM longWriter
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* ''WesternAnimation/RainbowBrite'': The pilot had a dark, sinister, magical villain simply called "The Evil One". It wasn't established whether he was a demon or simply a SorcerousOverlord, but either way, he had a [[VileVillainLaughableLackey bumbling minion]] named, we kid you not, ''Murky Dismal''. The pilot ended with The Evil One killed, so Murky filled the BigBad slot for the remainder of the series.
13th Jun '17 12:08:18 PM Njein
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** [[spoiler:Following Shinnok's defeat at the end of the game, Liu Kang and Kitana become the new rulers of the Netherrealm.]]

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** [[spoiler:Following Shinnok's defeat [[spoiler:After Shinnok is reduced to a mere living head by Raiden at the end of the game, Liu Kang and Kitana [[HellHasNewManagement become the new rulers of the Netherrealm.Netherrealm]].]]
13th Jun '17 12:06:53 PM Njein
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* ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX'':
** In the ''Mortal Kombat X'' comic, Mileena takes over Outworld after [[VideoGame/MortalKombat9 Shao Kahn's death]], but she proved to be an [[TheCaligula incompetent ruler]] (due to her AxCrazy [[PsychopathicWomanchild homicidal]] nature) and pushed it to the brink of ruin. She is later dethroned by Kotal Kahn, but she then starts a civil war, further plunging Outworld into chaos. [[spoiler:She is finally KilledOffForReal at the hands of D'Vorah, thus bringing the civil war to an end.]]
** [[spoiler:Following Shinnok's defeat at the end of the game, Liu Kang and Kitana become the new rulers of the Netherrealm.]]
3rd Jun '17 6:34:11 PM Sammettik
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* Often in ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' games, Dracula isn't always revived for most of the time the castle is around. This leaves Death to try and figure out how to revive him and set some of the plots in motion, such as in ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaHarmonyOfDissonance Harmony of Dissonance]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaPortraitOfRuin Portrait of Ruin]]''. Inevitably, he succeeds (or fails but but comes back anyway) and [[HijackedByGanon Dracula is once again the final boss.]]

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* Often in ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' games, Dracula isn't always revived for most of the time the castle is around. This leaves Death to try and figure out how to revive him and set some of the plots in motion, such as in ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaHarmonyOfDissonance Harmony of Dissonance]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaPortraitOfRuin Portrait of Ruin]]''. Inevitably, he succeeds (or fails but but Drac comes back anyway) and [[HijackedByGanon Dracula is once again the final boss.]]
3rd Jun '17 6:32:11 PM Sammettik
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* In the original ''VideoGame/TimeCrisis'' the BigBad Sherudo Garo is the boss of act 2. When he is killed, his henchman Wild Dog takes over the plan in act 3.
-->'''Wild Dog:''' How could you?! You killed my boss!! What do I do now... I can't let things end this way!
:: Wild Dog has ''no'' reason to do this, he just feels like it. This becomes a trend for the series -- Wild Dog is always a mercenary, and he's always the last guy you fight.
6th May '17 2:31:52 PM DarkPhoenix94
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** Yelena Belova has vague ambitions towards becoming this. If anything, she's more of a MookLieutenant, however.
2nd May '17 11:49:39 AM flodoris
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* Kabuto in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' [[spoiler: fused some of Orochimaru's remains into his own body following the latter's death, and this act seems to have given him access to Orochi's 'Impure World Resurrection' jutsu. He wasting no time in vain, showing that in a matter of months at most he's surpassed both Orochimaru and the creator of the technique in his mastery of it, and immediately used to revive and place under his control ''dozens'' of extremely powerful deceased ninja (including most of the previous villains, [[SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan the tailed-beast hosts]], at least 3 {{Standard Evil Organization Squad}}s, a number of Kages, [[OverlyLongGag any dead Main Characters]].. making him one of the most powerful people on the planet.]] However, he is almost instantly dropped to BigBadDuumvirate status when [[spoiler:Tobi gets the Rinnegan back. Both of them have the means to completely screw the other over, with Tobi's Rinnegan being fully capable of wiping out the army of undead ninja and Kabuto being able to wipe out the army of Zetsu. Kabuto expressly states that he wants to avoid making an enemy out of Tobi at all costs, at least [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder for now...]]. The two of them currently have a mutually profitable alliance, but neither one trusts the other at all. It's a fairly interesting dynamic. Kabuto's new Sage Mode transformation makes the "dragon" part of this trope rather literal. It's not enough to save him from a Sasuke and Itachi team up.]]

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* Kabuto in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' [[spoiler: fused some of Orochimaru's remains into his own body following the latter's death, and this act seems to have given him access to Orochi's 'Impure World Resurrection' jutsu. He wasting no did not waste time in vain, showing that in a matter of months at most he's surpassed both Orochimaru and the creator of the technique in his mastery of it, and immediately used to revive and place under his control ''dozens'' of extremely powerful deceased ninja (including most of the previous villains, [[SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan the tailed-beast hosts]], at least 3 {{Standard Evil Organization Squad}}s, a number of Kages, [[OverlyLongGag any dead Main Characters]].. making him one of the most powerful people on the planet.]] However, he is almost instantly dropped to BigBadDuumvirate status when [[spoiler:Tobi gets the Rinnegan back. Both of them have the means to completely screw the other over, with Tobi's Rinnegan being fully capable of wiping out the army of undead ninja and Kabuto being able to wipe out the army of Zetsu. Kabuto expressly states that he wants to avoid making an enemy out of Tobi at all costs, at least [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder for now...]]. The two of them currently have a mutually profitable alliance, but neither one trusts the other at all. It's a fairly interesting dynamic. Kabuto's new Sage Mode transformation makes the "dragon" part of this trope rather literal. It's not enough to save him from a Sasuke and Itachi team up.]]
2nd May '17 11:47:28 AM flodoris
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* Kabuto in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' [[spoiler: fused some of Orochimaru's remains into his own body following the latter's death, and this act seems to have given him access to Orochi's 'Impure World Resurrection' jutsu. Which, displaying an absurd level of savvy (and showing that in a matter of months at most he's surpassed both Orochimaru and the creator of the technique in his mastery of it), he immediately used to revive and place under his control ''dozens'' of extremely powerful deceased ninja (including most of the previous {{Big Bad}}s, [[SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan the tailed-beast hosts]], at least 3 {{Standard Evil Organization Squad}}s, a number of Kages, [[OverlyLongGag any dead Main Characters]].. making him one of the most powerful people on the planet.]] However, he is almost instantly dropped to BigBadDuumvirate status when [[spoiler:Tobi gets the Rinnegan back. Both of them have the means to completely screw the other over, with Tobi's Rinnegan being fully capable of wiping out the army of undead ninja and Kabuto being able to wipe out the army of Zetsu. Kabuto expressly states that he wants to avoid making an enemy out of Tobi at all costs, at least [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder for now...]]. The two of them currently have a mutually profitable alliance, but neither one trusts the other at all. It's a fairly interesting dynamic.]] [[spoiler:Kabuto's new Sage Mode transformation makes the "dragon" part of this trope rather literal. It's not enough to save him from a Sasuke-Itachi team up.]]

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* Kabuto in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' [[spoiler: fused some of Orochimaru's remains into his own body following the latter's death, and this act seems to have given him access to Orochi's 'Impure World Resurrection' jutsu. Which, displaying an absurd level of savvy (and He wasting no time in vain, showing that in a matter of months at most he's surpassed both Orochimaru and the creator of the technique in his mastery of it), he it, and immediately used to revive and place under his control ''dozens'' of extremely powerful deceased ninja (including most of the previous {{Big Bad}}s, villains, [[SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan the tailed-beast hosts]], at least 3 {{Standard Evil Organization Squad}}s, a number of Kages, [[OverlyLongGag any dead Main Characters]].. making him one of the most powerful people on the planet.]] However, he is almost instantly dropped to BigBadDuumvirate status when [[spoiler:Tobi gets the Rinnegan back. Both of them have the means to completely screw the other over, with Tobi's Rinnegan being fully capable of wiping out the army of undead ninja and Kabuto being able to wipe out the army of Zetsu. Kabuto expressly states that he wants to avoid making an enemy out of Tobi at all costs, at least [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder for now...]]. The two of them currently have a mutually profitable alliance, but neither one trusts the other at all. It's a fairly interesting dynamic.]] [[spoiler:Kabuto's Kabuto's new Sage Mode transformation makes the "dragon" part of this trope rather literal. It's not enough to save him from a Sasuke-Itachi Sasuke and Itachi team up.]]
15th Apr '17 7:15:42 PM Eagle
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* In the ''Anime/SaberMarionetteJ'' saga, specifically in J to X, we have [[spoiler:Dr. Hess, who once was the right hand of Faust in J. When he was defeated, we saw how Hess dissapeared within the shadow. An then, in J to X he became the man behind all the evil plans, just to take revenge on the Earth.]]
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