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2nd Apr '18 7:24:16 AM Tyoria
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A Dragon with an Agenda is a character serving as TheDragon to the BigBad, but having different goals from him. For example, if this character [[DragonTheirFeet encounters the heroes immediately after the death or defeat of his boss]], he/she won't try to complete Big Bad's EvilPlan, but will instead go on to pursue their own plans. On the contrary, if the Big Bad actually has some admirable or honorable traits, then the Dragon in this case will be the more sadistic one, more likely to pursue actually killing the heroes rather than simply dispatching them.

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A Dragon with an Agenda is a character serving as TheDragon to the BigBad, but having different goals from him. For example, if this character [[DragonTheirFeet encounters the heroes immediately after the death or defeat of his boss]], he/she won't try to complete Big Bad's EvilPlan, but will instead go on to pursue their own plans. On the contrary, Conversely, if the Big Bad actually has some admirable or honorable traits, then the Dragon in this case will be the more sadistic one, more likely to pursue actually killing the heroes rather than simply dispatching them.
18th Oct '17 12:07:57 PM BeerBaron
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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsOnline'', Mannimarco is an EvilAllAlong agent of BigBad Molag Bal. However, Mannimarco plans to [[TheStarscream usurp Bal's godhood]] if all goes to plan...
23rd Sep '17 12:45:15 PM nombretomado
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* In ''WesternAnimation/LegendQuest'', BabaYaga is the Dragon to Quetzacoatl, but only because he's enslaved her. While he intends to bring about TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, she has a plan to instead remake the world so witches are in power. [[spoiler: Too bad that's all part of his BatmanGambit]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/LegendQuest'', BabaYaga Literature/BabaYaga is the Dragon to Quetzacoatl, but only because he's enslaved her. While he intends to bring about TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, she has a plan to instead remake the world so witches are in power. [[spoiler: Too bad that's all part of his BatmanGambit]].
2nd Sep '17 12:07:04 PM Rhivana
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* Demon of ''Manga/DigimonVTamer01'' [[DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans basically wants to wreck the world as he knows it]]. His dragon, Etemonkey, just wants to get to the human world and plans to come in peace. His other dragon, Neo Saiba, has his own plan of taking Digital World from Demon and [[InTheirOwnImage recreating it in his own image]]. [[spoiler:However, Demon knows this from the start and deliberately let Neo to usurp him, by being assimilated by Neo's Arkadimon, so that he can assimilate Arkadimon back when it gains enough power and Neo loses control of it.]]

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* Demon of ''Manga/DigimonVTamer01'' [[DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans basically wants to wreck the world as he knows it]]. His dragon, Etemonkey, just wants to get to the human world and plans to come in peace. His other dragon, Neo Saiba, has his own plan of taking Digital World from Demon and [[InTheirOwnImage recreating it in his own image]]. [[spoiler:However, Demon knows this from the start and deliberately let lets Neo to usurp him, by being assimilated by Neo's Arkadimon, so that he can assimilate Arkadimon it back when it gains enough power and Neo loses control of it.]]
2nd Sep '17 12:02:38 PM Rhivana
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* Demon of ''Manga/DigimonVTamer01'' [[DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans basically wanted to wreck the world as he knew it]]. His dragon, Etemonkey, just wanted to get to the human world and planed to come in peace. His other dragon, Neo Saiba, had his own plan incompatible with Demon's that started with getting to the digimon world.

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* Demon of ''Manga/DigimonVTamer01'' [[DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans basically wanted wants to wreck the world as he knew knows it]]. His dragon, Etemonkey, just wanted wants to get to the human world and planed plans to come in peace. His other dragon, Neo Saiba, had has his own plan incompatible with Demon's of taking Digital World from Demon and [[InTheirOwnImage recreating it in his own image]]. [[spoiler:However, Demon knows this from the start and deliberately let Neo to usurp him, by being assimilated by Neo's Arkadimon, so that started with getting to the digimon world.he can assimilate Arkadimon back when it gains enough power and Neo loses control of it.]]
18th Aug '17 8:15:11 PM 43110
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Most commonly, he and the BigBad have a mutually profitable alliance, and the BigBad just happens to be the more powerful of the two. If he's also influencing the BigBad's plans, then he's at the same time the man in front of the man and TheManBehindTheMan. DragonInChief is when TheDragon is actually the more dangerous of the pair, by a significant margin. It is not unknown for him to have taken on service for his own purposes and fooled the BigBad into thinking he's subordinate -- in this case, if ever his own objectives clash with his master's, [[EnemyCivilWar things will get interesting]].

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Most commonly, he and the BigBad have a mutually profitable alliance, and the BigBad just happens to be the more powerful of the two. If he's also influencing the BigBad's plans, then he's at the same time the man in front of the man and TheManBehindTheMan.TheManInFrontOfTheMan. DragonInChief is when TheDragon is actually the more dangerous of the pair, by a significant margin. It is not unknown for him to have taken on service for his own purposes and fooled the BigBad into thinking he's subordinate -- in this case, if ever his own objectives clash with his master's, [[EnemyCivilWar things will get interesting]].
13th Aug '17 2:42:32 AM Silverblade2
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** In both ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' and ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker and Bane start out as Dragons to someone else (TheMafia for the former, a CorruptCorporateExecutive for the latter), but they're only using their nominal "bosses" for their resources and quickly [[DragonAscendant kill them and take over their operations]] once they've [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness outlived their usefulness]].

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** In both ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' and ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker and Bane start out as Dragons to someone else (TheMafia for the former, a CorruptCorporateExecutive for the latter), but they're only using their nominal "bosses" for their resources and quickly [[DragonAscendant kill them and take over their operations]] once they've [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness outlived their usefulness]].
2nd Aug '17 7:45:34 AM Grudgeal
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* Bleden Mark from ''VideoGame/{{Tyranny}}'' is TheDragon to Tunon, Archon of Justice and the oldest and most trusted of [[BiggerBad Kyros']] archons, but spends most of his time in Tunon's court acting as an EnigmaticMinion. [[spoiler:His true agenda is really quite simple -- he's ''bored''. If the Fatebinder gets his interest by [[StartMyOwn completely screwing over everyone and throwing the Tiers into chaos]] he'll happily help you along to make things more interesting. In the other paths, he'll try to kill you in the endgame because murdering you will be fun -- regardless of what Tunon has to say on the matter.]]
6th Jul '17 6:46:12 AM Njein
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* Just near ''every'' dragon in ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' has their own agenda or suffer from ChronicBackstabbingDisorder

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* Just near nearly ''every'' dragon in ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' has their [[TheStarscream own agenda hidden agenda]] or suffer from ChronicBackstabbingDisorderChronicBackstabbingDisorder.
20th Jun '17 9:54:07 PM LordXamwethOudeis
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** [[spoiler:Xigbar]] also seems to have shades of this, looking back after ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'', as he knows more about the backstory and mechanics of everything than the BigBad, and is almost certainly manipulating his boss to an extent.

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** [[spoiler:Xigbar]] also seems to have shades of this, looking back after ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'', as he knows more about the backstory and mechanics of everything than the BigBad, and is almost certainly manipulating his boss to an extent. He is confirmed to be this in the 2.5 Remix of Re:coded, when he outright says that he has his own plans.
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