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13th Aug '16 8:36:22 PM nombretomado
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* All of Chaos' Warriors in ''DissidiaFinalFantasy'' have priorities other than serving him. Some of them, like Exdeath and the Cloud of Darkness, are just {{Omnicidal Maniac}}s. Others, like Sephiroth and Kuja, are more interested in going back to their own worlds, regaining their memories, and screwing with the Warriors of Cosmos. And then there's Golbez, whose role in the story [[AntiVillain can hardly be called antagonistic]].

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* All of Chaos' Warriors in ''DissidiaFinalFantasy'' ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'' have priorities other than serving him. Some of them, like Exdeath and the Cloud of Darkness, are just {{Omnicidal Maniac}}s. Others, like Sephiroth and Kuja, are more interested in going back to their own worlds, regaining their memories, and screwing with the Warriors of Cosmos. And then there's Golbez, whose role in the story [[AntiVillain can hardly be called antagonistic]].
7th Aug '16 8:09:34 AM billybobfred
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** Tarquin himself is a ''professional'' Dragon With An Agenda. His agenda is to stand behind the [[PuppetKing Puppet Empress]] of the Empire of Blood, while his other party members take the same role for the Empires of Sweat and Tears, thereby ensuring that his crowd are the ''real'' rulers of the supposedly-divided continent. If the puppet ever starts to realize what's going on or tries taking their own initiative, Tarquin arranges for a convenient assassination and starts pulling the replacement's strings instead. Luckily for the Empress of Blood, [[TheDitz she's not likely to provoke that fate anytime soon]].
31st Jul '16 2:31:53 PM contrafanxxx
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* The Asset from ''Film/JasonBourne'' wants to kill Bourne personally because of his leak of Blackbriar.
23rd Jun '16 7:52:13 PM nombretomado
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* Recurring villain Wild Dog in the ''{{TimeCrisis}}'' series. In the first two games he seems to be very loyal and close to the retrospective {{Big Bad}}'s, but after they both die and he loses his arm in his first fight with a VSSE agent back in the first game {Then getting it replaced with a robotic arm}, he shows up in the later games not caring about the plans of the {{Big Bad}}'s of the 3rd and 4th games: He just wants to cause as much trouble for the VSSE for as he can, regardless of what his current boss wants to do.

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* Recurring villain Wild Dog in the ''{{TimeCrisis}}'' ''VideoGame/TimeCrisis'' series. In the first two games he seems to be very loyal and close to the retrospective {{Big Bad}}'s, but after they both die and he loses his arm in his first fight with a VSSE agent back in the first game {Then getting it replaced with a robotic arm}, he shows up in the later games not caring about the plans of the {{Big Bad}}'s of the 3rd and 4th games: He just wants to cause as much trouble for the VSSE for as he can, regardless of what his current boss wants to do.
19th Jun '16 2:17:29 PM nombretomado
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* [[TheThrawnTrilogy Grand Admiral Thrawn and Jedi Master Joruus C'baoth]]. C'baoth took Thrawn's orders with more and more reluctance as time went on, and he wanted very different things. Towards the end, they weren't really on the same side anymore. [[spoiler:Thrawn was fully aware of this, and at the time of his death was planning to solve the problem by [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness eliminating C'baoth]] and [[SendInTheClones making a replacement C'baoth]]. His own death, nearly simultaneous to C'baoth's, derailed his plan.]]

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* [[TheThrawnTrilogy [[Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy Grand Admiral Thrawn and Jedi Master Joruus C'baoth]]. C'baoth took Thrawn's orders with more and more reluctance as time went on, and he wanted very different things. Towards the end, they weren't really on the same side anymore. [[spoiler:Thrawn was fully aware of this, and at the time of his death was planning to solve the problem by [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness eliminating C'baoth]] and [[SendInTheClones making a replacement C'baoth]]. His own death, nearly simultaneous to C'baoth's, derailed his plan.]]
16th May '16 8:52:23 AM Doug86
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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ConanTheBarbarian story "Literature/ThePhoenixOnTheSword", Ascalante. He was summoned to help the conspirators, and in his first appearance, comments on how his tools think he is their tool.

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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ConanTheBarbarian Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian story "Literature/ThePhoenixOnTheSword", Ascalante. He was summoned to help the conspirators, and in his first appearance, comments on how his tools think he is their tool.
6th May '16 10:25:47 PM Doug86
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* In AntiheroForHire, Angelson has at least one {{plan}} going on under his boss's nose, we just don't know what.

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* In AntiheroForHire, ''Webcomic/AntiheroForHire'', Angelson has at least one {{plan}} going on under his boss's nose, we just don't know what.
2nd May '16 12:36:32 PM eroock
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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 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.
2nd May '16 12:28:46 PM eroock
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Rather than a straight evil character, he tends to be an AntiVillain or an EnigmaticMinion. Contrast with BattleButler and PsychoSupporter, who are often TheDragon but have the same goal as their master. Unlike TheStarscream or the ReliableTraitor, they are usually at least nominally loyal, and their main agenda doesn't outright conflict with that of their boss. If TheDragon and the BigBad are equal or nearly so, you have a BigBadDuumvirate. If they outlive the original BigBad, this type of [[TheDragon Dragon]] may go on to pursue their own motivations and become a DragonAscendant. Compare/contrast with the similar trope PiggybackingOnHitler. The equivalent among the hero's allies is WhoNeedsEnemies.

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Rather than a straight evil character, he tends to be an AntiVillain or an EnigmaticMinion. Contrast with BattleButler and PsychoSupporter, who are often TheDragon but have the same goal as their master. Unlike TheStarscream or the ReliableTraitor, they are usually at least nominally loyal, and their main agenda doesn't outright conflict with that of their boss. If TheDragon and the BigBad are equal or nearly so, you have a BigBadDuumvirate. If they outlive the original BigBad, this type of [[TheDragon Dragon]] may go on to pursue their own motivations and become a DragonAscendant. Compare/contrast with the similar trope PiggybackingOnHitler. The equivalent among the hero's allies is WhoNeedsEnemies.
WhoNeedsEnemies. Compare EvilChancellor.
16th Apr '16 11:38:10 AM PaulA
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* In ''Literature/TheBalancedSword'', the demon king Kerlamion takes a shot at world domination using a strategy devised by one of his underlings. Said underling has his own objective, and once he's got what he wants from Kerlamion he cheerfully goes his own way and lets Kerlamion's world domination attempt crash and burn.
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