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31st May '17 9:51:27 PM Nylsa
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* ''Series/{{Continuum}}'': This show is in love with this trope. For example, the main group of time-travelling villains, Liber8, has (unsurprisingly) eight members, of whom three are pursuing their own hidden agendas -- one is part of an ancient conspiracy to protect history, one has been sent back by their arch-enemy to change his past, and one is just a ruthless opportunist who, over the course of the show, [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder betrays every other character at least once]].

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* ''Series/{{Continuum}}'': This show is in love with this trope. For example, the main group of time-travelling villains, Liber8, [=Liber8=], has (unsurprisingly) eight members, of whom three are pursuing their own hidden agendas -- one is part of an ancient conspiracy to protect history, one has been sent back by their arch-enemy to change his past, and one is just a ruthless opportunist who, over the course of the show, [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder betrays every other character at least once]].
18th May '17 11:09:28 AM koopatheqwik
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** Iroh from is introduced as Zuko's AffablyEvil uncle and mentor who halfheartedly tags along on his nephew's quest to capture the Avatar. Over time, we find out details about his past, like the death of his son Lu Ten, and his experience as a war hero and a mystic. It's only later that we find out that he's [[spoiler:a leader in the Order of the White Lotus and an active opponent of the Fire Nation's campaign of conquest]].
** Mai is a decent example as well, in contrast to Azula's volatile nature. Mai keeps to herself and really does anything out of boredom, however get between her and Zuko and you'll see [[TheDogBitesBack whose more careless then.]]

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** Iroh from is introduced as Zuko's AffablyEvil uncle and mentor who halfheartedly tags along on his nephew's quest to capture the Avatar. Over time, we find out details about his past, like the death of his son Lu Ten, and his experience as a war hero and a mystic. It's only later that we find out that he's [[spoiler:a leader in the Order of the White Lotus and an active opponent of the Fire Nation's campaign of conquest]].
** Mai is a decent example as well, in contrast to Azula's volatile nature. Mai keeps to herself and really rarely does anything out of boredom, however get between her and Zuko and you'll see [[TheDogBitesBack whose who's more careless then.]]
2nd May '17 7:23:19 AM ReddishGuy1
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* Sideways in ''Anime/TransformersArmada'' starts off as a drifter who joins the Autobots, but he later [[FaceHeelTurn defects]] to the Decepticons. However, Sideways is hinted several times to [[DragonWithAnAgenda have his own agenda]] and he eventually betrays the Decepticons as well. Sideways makes several more appearances throughout the series and is hinted to be working for a third party, eventually revealed to be [[spoiler:[[GreaterScopeVillain Unicron]]]].
16th Apr '17 2:41:09 PM Wyldchyld
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* Neopolitan from ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' serves as this to Roman Torchwick. Pretty much all the fans know about her is that she's an incredibly skilled fighter, potentially surpassing Roman himself; since [[SilentAntagonist she's never spoken a word on-screen]] and Roman's never offered any information about her, nobody has any idea what her motives might be or why she's loyal to Roman. Even whether or not she ''can'' speak is hotly debated by fans.
** In Volume 4, [[TheBigGuy Hazel]] serves as this for Salem's Inner Circle. For a villain he's considerably less repugnant than the other two men of the group. He doesn't speak much, [[BewareTheQuietOnes yet he doesn't have too to get his point across]] his strength does the talking for him mostly.

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Neopolitan from ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' serves as this appears to serven Roman Torchwick. Pretty much all the fans know about her and is that she's completely loyal to him. She's an incredibly extremely skilled fighter, potentially surpassing Roman himself; since superior to Roman, and usually ends up protecting him when his skill isn't enough. She [[SilentAntagonist never speaks]] and appears to get on with the villains that control Roman much better than Roman does, even though she's never spoken a word on-screen]] clearly serving him and Roman's never offered any information about her, nobody has any idea what her motives might be or why not them. Why she's so loyal to Roman. Even Roman is unknown. Why she's willing to work better with the other villains than Roman despite her loyalty to Roman, is unknown. And whether or not she ''can'' speak she's capable of speech is hotly debated by fans.
** In Volume 4, [[TheBigGuy Hazel]] serves as this for Salem's Inner Circle. For a villain he's considerably less repugnant than the other two men of the group. He doesn't speak much, [[BewareTheQuietOnes yet he doesn't have too to get his point across]] his strength does the talking for him mostly.
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7th Apr '17 6:26:07 AM Willbyr
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* Miyabi from ''RosarioToVampire'' is one to [[BigBad Gyokuro]]; he's very AmbiguouslyEvil, to the point that even the main characters don't seem to know what to make of him, but he and Gyokuro don't seem to trust each other, [[spoiler:he is really [[TheManBehindTheMan The Masked King]] and the [[EldritchAbomination Shinso Vampire]] [[BigBad Alucard]]]].

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* Miyabi from ''RosarioToVampire'' ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'' is one to [[BigBad Gyokuro]]; he's very AmbiguouslyEvil, to the point that even the main characters don't seem to know what to make of him, but he and Gyokuro don't seem to trust each other, [[spoiler:he is really [[TheManBehindTheMan The Masked King]] and the [[EldritchAbomination Shinso Vampire]] [[BigBad Alucard]]]].



* Faybol in the ''StarWars'' [[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]] fic series ''Legacy of the Sith'' has many elements of this- mysterious, powerful, pops in and out of the story seemingly at will, etc. [[spoiler: He turns out, however, to be almost completely evil and is one of the BigBad's most loyal minions- he's just secretive by nature. Said BigBad is also the only one who can be said to know ''all'' his secrets, though the reader now knows quite a bit about him too]].

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* Faybol in the ''StarWars'' ''Franchise/StarWars'' [[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]] fic series ''Legacy of the Sith'' has many elements of this- mysterious, powerful, pops in and out of the story seemingly at will, etc. [[spoiler: He turns out, however, to be almost completely evil and is one of the BigBad's most loyal minions- he's just secretive by nature. Said BigBad is also the only one who can be said to know ''all'' his secrets, though the reader now knows quite a bit about him too]].
21st Mar '17 12:43:47 PM Nat567
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* Auron and Kimahri from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' are heroic versions. Auron's conversations were always cryptic, and Kimahri didn't speak at all at first. However as progress is made, Auron's words become more justifiable and Kimahri begins to open up to Tidus.
25th Feb '17 6:12:57 PM Nat567
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** In Volume 4, [[TheBigGuy Hazel]] serves as this for Salem's Inner Circle. For a villain he's considerably less repugnant than the other two men of the group. He doesn't speak much, [[BewareTheQuietOnes yet he doesn't have too to get his point across]] his strength does the talking for him mostly.
16th Feb '17 10:25:48 PM MasterGhandalf
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%%* Vergere from the ''Literature/NewJediOrder'' [[spoiler: though she turns out to be more of a WildCard than a minion]].
%%* The Remover of Inconvenient Obstacles from ''Literature/TheWarOfTheFlowers'' by Creator/TadWilliams.

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%%* * Vergere from the ''Literature/NewJediOrder'' is a mysterious alien who serves [[ScaryDogmaticAliens the Yuuzhan Vong]] but is decidedly reticent about her own history and motivations for doing so. "Everything I tell you is a lie." [[spoiler: though Though she turns out to be more of a WildCard than a minion]].
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minion, as she's a former Old Republic Jedi whose goals are motivated by her extremely esoteric approach to the Force - and later she got retconned as being a Sith acolyte ''too'']].
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The Remover of Inconvenient Obstacles from ''Literature/TheWarOfTheFlowers'' by Creator/TadWilliams.Creator/TadWilliams is an extremely ancient and powerful fairy, an expert in numerous fields hired by the BigBad to capture protagonist Theo, and who hides numerous secrets of his own [[spoiler: that turn out to be the key to the entire plot, and an agenda entirely separate from his alleged employer]].
9th Feb '17 8:16:42 AM Nat567
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** Konan was this within the Akatsuki. Little to nothing was known about her, before her initial reveal. Serving as [[spoiler:Pain's partner and literal guardian angel]] it was soon uncovered that she has a far deeper connection to the organization than newcomers such as Deidara.
8th Feb '17 7:38:51 AM Nat567
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** Mai is a decent example as well, in contrast to Azula's volatile nature. Mai keeps to herself and really does anything out of boredom, however get between her and Zuko and you'll see [[TheDogBitesBack whose more careless then.]]
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