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18th Jan '17 10:29:56 AM AutumnLeaves
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* In ''Literature/TalesOfTheMagicLand'' Urfin Jus begins as a tax collector of sorts for Gingema the WickedWitch. He would still have been not much of a threat after her death had he not accidentally discovered the Powder of Life. Later, upon conquering the Munchkins, he lampshades the trope telling them that while Gingema has perished, her magic powers went to him, her loyal servant.
8th Jan '17 7:00:30 PM alchixinren
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* In In ''Film/ToKillADragon'' , when the Titular Dragon has been slain, the Burgomaster takes over the city, becoming a new ruler and ontinuing the oppression.

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* In In ''Film/ToKillADragon'' , when the Titular Dragon has been slain, the Burgomaster takes over the city, becoming a new ruler and ontinuing the oppression.oppression.
* While Darth Vader was definitely Tarkin's subordinate in ''Film/ANewHope'', ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' has him not just as TheHeavy who initiates the attack on Hoth and the trap in Cloud City, but the BigBad who is fought at the end of the movie; while the Emperor is in this film, he's the BiggerBad and wouldn't take an active role in the plot until ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', which sees Vader DemotedToDragon.
28th Dec '16 10:19:01 PM finalsurvivor1
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* ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'': While ''VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe'' is a self-contained plot during the main story, but in the extra mode, this is revealed to be the case. The Dragon in question is [[spoiler:Dark Meta Knight from ''Amazing Mirror''. The boss descriptions and multiple Word of God statements, taken together, reveal that while Kirby killed Dark Mind, Dark Meta Knight somehow survived his final battle, took control of the Dimension Mirror, and had been plotting revenge since. He corrupted Sectonia, the Big Bad of the main story, and turned her into a beauty-obsessed tyrant out to conquer Pop Star, not having to lift a finger while she went crazy. While gets away with it in the main story, he later confronts King Dedede during his attempted conquest of Sectonia's lands, revealing himself after Dedede defeats everyone else]].

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* ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'': While ''VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe'' is a self-contained plot during the main story, but in the extra mode, this is revealed to be the case. The Dragon in question is [[spoiler:Dark Meta Knight from ''Amazing Mirror''. The boss descriptions and multiple Word of God statements, taken together, reveal that while Kirby killed Dark Mind, Dark Meta Knight somehow survived his final battle, took control of the Dimension Mirror, and had been plotting revenge since. He corrupted Sectonia, the Big Bad of the main story, and turned her into a beauty-obsessed tyrant out to conquer Pop Star, not having to lift a finger while she went crazy. While gets away with it in the main story, he later confronts King Dedede during his attempted conquest of Sectonia's lands, revealing himself after Dedede defeats everyone else]].
28th Dec '16 10:18:43 PM finalsurvivor1
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* ''Franchise/Kirby'': While ''VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe'' is a self-contained plot during the main story, but in the extra mode, this is revealed to be the case. The Dragon in question is [[spoiler:Dark Meta Knight from ''Amazing Mirror''. The boss descriptions and multiple Word of God statements, taken together, reveal that while Kirby killed Dark Mind, Dark Meta Knight somehow survived his final battle, took control of the Dimension Mirror, and had been plotting revenge since. He corrupted Sectonia, the Big Bad of the main story, and turned her into a beauty-obsessed tyrant out to conquer Pop Star, not having to lift a finger while she went crazy. While gets away with it in the main story, he later confronts King Dedede during his attempted conquest of Sectonia's lands, revealing himself after Dedede defeats everyone else]].

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* ''Franchise/Kirby'': ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'': While ''VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe'' is a self-contained plot during the main story, but in the extra mode, this is revealed to be the case. The Dragon in question is [[spoiler:Dark Meta Knight from ''Amazing Mirror''. The boss descriptions and multiple Word of God statements, taken together, reveal that while Kirby killed Dark Mind, Dark Meta Knight somehow survived his final battle, took control of the Dimension Mirror, and had been plotting revenge since. He corrupted Sectonia, the Big Bad of the main story, and turned her into a beauty-obsessed tyrant out to conquer Pop Star, not having to lift a finger while she went crazy. While gets away with it in the main story, he later confronts King Dedede during his attempted conquest of Sectonia's lands, revealing himself after Dedede defeats everyone else]].
28th Dec '16 10:18:23 PM finalsurvivor1
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* ''Franchise/Kirby'': While ''VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe'' is a self-contained plot during the main story, but in the extra mode, this is revealed to be the case. The Dragon in question is [[spoiler:Dark Meta Knight from ''Amazing Mirror''. The boss descriptions and multiple Word of God statements, taken together, reveal that while Kirby killed Dark Mind, Dark Meta Knight somehow survived his final battle, took control of the Dimension Mirror, and had been plotting revenge since. He corrupted Sectonia, the Big Bad of the main story, and turned her into a beauty-obsessed tyrant out to conquer Pop Star, not having to lift a finger while she went crazy. While gets away with it in the main story, he later confronts King Dedede during his attempted conquest of Sectonia's lands, revealing himself after Dedede defeats everyone else]].
28th Dec '16 9:29:56 AM ZimFan89
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* In ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'', [[MagnificentBastard Lucius Malfoy]] goes from being one of Voldemort's former chief lieutenants to the mastermind of an alliance between the remaining Death Eaters, HYDRA, and [[EvilSorcerer Gravemoss]], setting him up as the BigBad of the first book, a position eventually solidified by [[spoiler: [[KlingonPromotion killing Von Strucker and taking over HYDRA]]]].
25th Dec '16 12:35:09 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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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 GenreSavvy (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 GenreSavvy 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.]]
7th Dec '16 8:43:51 PM billybobfred
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* ''VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles'':
** TheStinger for Sonic's or Tails's ending with all Chaos Emeralds, but not all Super Emeralds, shows an Eggrobo (presumed to be the one Knuckles fights in his story) rising out of a pile of wreckage.
** TheStinger for Knuckles's ending without all Chaos Emeralds shows Metal Sonic waking up and jumping onto the Master Emerald. This being the bad ending, what happens next is uncertain (and non-canonical).
29th Oct '16 3:33:11 AM Silverblade2
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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' is perhaps the TropeCodifier for this plot in games: TheEmperor Gestahl [[spoiler:meets his end by [[EvenEvilHasStandards trying to stop his underling]], MonsterClown Kefka, from meddling with powers beyond his comprehension in the DiscOneFinalDungeon. Kefka gleefully takes over; only then does the true extent of his insanity show itself - but if anything, it only makes him more dangerous.]]
29th Oct '16 12:40:34 AM Silverblade2
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* ComicBook/TheGoon is a case of this having happened ''before'' the story even begins. [[spoiler: The titular character actually murdered his supposed boss, Labrazzio, back when he was a kid. He just claims to be Labrazzio's #1 legbreaker so people ignore him and go looking in vain for the man who's "really" running things.]]



* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker starts out ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' as the mob's DragonWithAnAgenda, then gets bored with that (and with them), kills most of them, and takes over for himself.
** In the final movie of the Dark Knight trilogy, the big bad is actually [[spoiler:the daughter of the first movie's big bad]], out for revenge.
* Bennett from ''Film/{{Commando}}'' starts out as the typical Dragon to Arius. However, he's obviously a DragonWithAnAgenda and a DragonInChief because he honestly doesn't care about Arius returning to power, he only cares about fighting Matrix. He also much more dangerous than Arius and his army.
* [[spoiler:Kruger]] from ''Film/{{Elysium}}'' becomes fed with [[spoiler:Delacourt]]'s scolding, [[spoiler:kills her and goes on a rampage through Elysium.]]

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* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker starts out ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' as the mob's DragonWithAnAgenda, then gets bored with that (and with them), kills most of them, and takes over for himself.
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In the final movie of the Dark Knight trilogy, the big bad is actually [[spoiler:the daughter of the first movie's big bad]], out for revenge.
* Bennett from ''Film/{{Commando}}'' starts out as the typical Dragon to Arius. However, he's obviously a DragonWithAnAgenda and a DragonInChief because he honestly doesn't care about Arius returning to power, he only cares about fighting Matrix. He also much more dangerous than Arius and his army.
* [[spoiler:Kruger]] from ''Film/{{Elysium}}'' becomes fed with [[spoiler:Delacourt]]'s scolding, [[spoiler:kills her and goes on a rampage through Elysium.]]
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* Francisco Scaramanga does such in the film version of ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun'' when he kills his current employer Hai Fat.
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