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24th Jun '16 11:19:50 AM MikeW
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* In the ComicBook/{{New 52}} version of Franchise/WonderWoman, the Cheetah was once Barbara Minerva, a scholar who helped Diana out in cases and Diana considering the woman her first true friend in this world. When a mystical dagger turned Barbara into the deadly Cheetah, Diana tried to help her friend be restored and break this curse. Diana is rocked to discover that Barbara had a long record as a thief and con artist who'd been using Diana to get her hands on various rare items. The Cheetah spirit had been meant to protect a tribe but the inner darkness of Barbara turned it into a beast. Diana is stunned to realize Barbara was never her friend, never an innocent and (as Batman puts it), the Cheetah didn't corrupt her, ''Barbara'' corrupted the Cheetah.
20th Jun '16 11:06:11 AM Perseus
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** Marx from ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar'' & ''Ultra''. At first he seems to be an innocent jester creature who just wants the Sun and Moon to stop fighting, and tells Kirby to find Nova. He then later reveals that he used
** Magolor from ''VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand'' is another example.

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** Marx from ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar'' & ''Ultra''. At first he seems to be an innocent jester creature who just wants the Sun and Moon to stop fighting, and tells Kirby to find Nova. He then later reveals that he used
really wanted Nova awakened so he could wish for world domination.
** Magolor from ''VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand'' is another example. He asked Kirby and his friends for help repairing his ship and then defeating an evil dragon called Landia, but it ultimately turns out that Landia wasn't evil at all, and Magolor lied to the heroes so he could get his hands on the [[ArtifactOfDoom Master Crown]] that Landia was guarding and use its power for... yep, world domination.
16th Jun '16 12:37:35 AM Nintendoman01
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** At the end of III, Juno herself reveals her true nature. Even worse, Desmond has no choice but to do what she wants since the alternative would be letting civilization be destroyed again and having the whole Assassin vs. Templar war repeat itself.]

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** At the end of III, Juno herself reveals her true nature. Even worse, Desmond has no choice but to do what she wants since the alternative would be letting civilization be destroyed again and having the whole Assassin vs. Templar war repeat itself.]


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* ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'' features a subplot in which Batman and Robin are trying to find a cure to an infection caused by the Joker's blood, which mutates those infected into [[CloneByConversion clones of the Joker]], which Joker himself sent to hospitals before his death in ''[[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity Arkham City]]''. One such infectee, Henry Adams, is apparently immune, and Batman believes him to be the key to a cure... but as it turns out, Henry had not only been faking his immunity, but had hacked the Batcomputer right under Batman's nose and alerted Harley Quinn to the existence of the other infected. The end result: there ''is'' no cure for the infection, and all of the infected end up killed by Henry.
5th Jun '16 10:49:20 PM Gamermaster
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** Shinnō of''Anime/NarutoShippudenTheMovieBonds'' spent fifteen years posing as a kind doctor, CoolOldGuy, and even a ParentalSubstitute to Amaru when in reality he's a callous, [[LackOfEmpathy heartless]] {{Jerkass}} who was secretly using the nearby villagers' negative emotions to gather dark chakra for the [[EldritchAbomination Zero-Tails]]. Not only that, but it's revealed that he himself taught Orochimaru several of his trademark reincarnation techniques.

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** Shinnō of''Anime/NarutoShippudenTheMovieBonds'' of ''Anime/NarutoShippudenTheMovieBonds'' spent fifteen years posing as a kind doctor, CoolOldGuy, and even a ParentalSubstitute to Amaru when in reality he's a callous, [[LackOfEmpathy heartless]] {{Jerkass}} who was secretly using the nearby villagers' negative emotions to gather dark chakra for the [[EldritchAbomination Zero-Tails]]. Not only that, but it's revealed that he himself taught Orochimaru several of his trademark reincarnation techniques.
27th May '16 8:45:00 AM WillBGood
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* ''VideoGame/BlueDragon'':spoiler:Zola near the end of the series. Though it appears at first that it's just a simple FaceHeelTurn, the characters try to fool themselves into thinking that. Evidence in the last episodes proves otherwise.

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* ''VideoGame/BlueDragon'':spoiler:Zola ''VideoGame/BlueDragon'':Zola near the end of the series. Though it appears at first that it's just a simple FaceHeelTurn, the characters try to fool themselves into thinking that. Evidence in the last episodes proves otherwise.



%%* ''Manga/NabariNoOu'': Fuuma Kotarou.



** Kabuto Yakushi actually did manage to pull off the "helpful, harmless stranger" routine pretty well. From his [[AffablyEvil personality]], to his [[MinoredInAssKicking appearance]] there's very little to tip you off to his being a threat. [[spoiler: He was trained from childhood specifically for this, having worked as a spy on behalf of the Hidden Leaf Village from within all of the other major ninja villages.]]

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** Kabuto Yakushi actually did manage to pull off the "helpful, harmless stranger" routine pretty well. From his [[AffablyEvil personality]], to his [[MinoredInAssKicking appearance]] there's very little to tip you off to his being a threat. [[spoiler: He was trained from childhood specifically for this, having worked as a spy on behalf of the Hidden Leaf Village from within all of the other major ninja villages.]]



%%* ''Manga/PandoraHearts'': Jack Vessalius



* In the first issue of ''ComicBook/CaptainAmerica: Steve Rogers'', we learn that [[spoiler: '''''CAPTAIN AMERICA HIMSELF''''' has been a Hydra agent all this time, from even the very beginning]]. [[LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt While everyone is sure that there's a logical explanation for this and are not expecting it to stick]], this ShockingSwerve has understandably [[InternetBackdraft pissed quite a few people off]].

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* In the first issue of ''ComicBook/CaptainAmerica: Steve Rogers'', we learn that [[spoiler: '''''CAPTAIN AMERICA HIMSELF''''' has been a Hydra agent all this time, from even the very beginning]].beginning. [[LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt While everyone is sure that there's a logical explanation for this and are not expecting it to stick]], this ShockingSwerve has understandably [[InternetBackdraft pissed quite a few people off]].



* [[spoiler:Bachiko and Meiko]] in ''Fanfic/PerfectionIsOverrated'', [[spoiler:being the [=SUEs=] responsible for infiltrating Fuuka Academy, playing "matchmaker" for various characters, and posing as Mai's friends to monitor their progress]].
* ''FanFic/FriendshipIsAura'': [[spoiler: Cerberus]] turns out to be much more intelligent than he let on, and has been scouting out Equestria for [[BigBad Lord Tartarus]] for ages.

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* [[spoiler:Bachiko Bachiko and Meiko]] Meiko in ''Fanfic/PerfectionIsOverrated'', [[spoiler:being being the [=SUEs=] responsible for infiltrating Fuuka Academy, playing "matchmaker" for various characters, and posing as Mai's friends to monitor their progress]].progress.
* ''FanFic/FriendshipIsAura'': [[spoiler: Cerberus]] Cerberus turns out to be much more intelligent than he let on, and has been scouting out Equestria for [[BigBad Lord Tartarus]] for ages.



* Kindly [[spoiler: Professor Oak]] in the Franchise/{{Pokemon}} fanfic Fanfic/ThePowerThatsInside.

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* Kindly [[spoiler: Professor Oak]] Oak in the Franchise/{{Pokemon}} fanfic Fanfic/ThePowerThatsInside.



* In ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'', [[spoiler:Rourke and the other mercenaries (everyone on the expedition ''but'' Milo) were EvilAllAlong. Fortunately a DownerEnding is averted when everyone but Rourke and Helga do a HeelFaceTurn.]]
%%* [[spoiler:Mr. Sykes, Ernie & Bernie]] from ''WesternAnimation/SharkTale''.
%%* [[spoiler:The Mayor of Dirt]] from ''{{Rango}}''.

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* In ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'', [[spoiler:Rourke Rourke and the other mercenaries (everyone on the expedition ''but'' Milo) were EvilAllAlong. Fortunately a DownerEnding is averted when everyone but Rourke and Helga do a HeelFaceTurn.]]
%%* [[spoiler:Mr. Sykes, Ernie & Bernie]] from ''WesternAnimation/SharkTale''.
%%* [[spoiler:The Mayor of Dirt]] from ''{{Rango}}''.



** From the PilotMovie of ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'', there's [[spoiler:Warp Darkmatter, Buzz's supposedly-DeadPartner who is in fact TheDragon to Zurg and had been on his payroll since the academy]].
** [[spoiler:Lotso]] from ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'' [[FauxAffablyEvil has a warm-looking personality]], but is revealed to run the daycare center out of the other toys' fear, and later on in the garbage dump leaves Andy's toys for dead [[UngratefulBastard after his life gets spared]].
* [[spoiler:Ben Ravencroft]] from ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheWitchsGhost.'' [[spoiler:He claimed that his ancestor, Sarah Ravencroft, was wrongfully accused of being a witch and that he is trying to find a journal that belonged to her so that he can clear her name. But then it turns out that Sarah really was a witch and the journal that Ben was looking for was actually a spell book that he planned on using to bring Sarah back from the dead so that they can rule the world together... only to be shocked when he does so and Sarah reveals that she would rather destroy the world than do so.]]
* ''ScoobyDooOnZombieIsland'' features this as well. [[spoiler:Simone, Lena, and Jacques are the real antagonists, who must drain the life force from other humans at the harvest moon to preserve their immortality. The zombies on the island are the restless spirits of their victims, and were only trying to keep the gang from suffering the same fate.]]

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** From the PilotMovie of ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'', there's [[spoiler:Warp Warp Darkmatter, Buzz's supposedly-DeadPartner who is in fact TheDragon to Zurg and had been on his payroll since the academy]].
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** [[spoiler:Lotso]] Lotso from ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'' [[FauxAffablyEvil has a warm-looking personality]], but is revealed to run the daycare center out of the other toys' fear, and later on in the garbage dump leaves Andy's toys for dead [[UngratefulBastard after his life gets spared]].
* [[spoiler:Ben Ravencroft]] Ben Ravencroft from ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheWitchsGhost.'' [[spoiler:He He claimed that his ancestor, Sarah Ravencroft, was wrongfully accused of being a witch and that he is trying to find a journal that belonged to her so that he can clear her name. But then it turns out that Sarah really was a witch and the journal that Ben was looking for was actually a spell book that he planned on using to bring Sarah back from the dead so that they can rule the world together... only to be shocked when he does so and Sarah reveals that she would rather destroy the world than do so.]]
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* ''ScoobyDooOnZombieIsland'' features this as well. [[spoiler:Simone, Simone, Lena, and Jacques are the real antagonists, who must drain the life force from other humans at the harvest moon to preserve their immortality. The zombies on the island are the restless spirits of their victims, and were only trying to keep the gang from suffering the same fate.]]



* This is shown in ''WesternAnimation/{{TheWildThornberrys}}'' as well. in the film, [[spoiler: Bree and Sloan are revealed to be the poachers that kidnapped Eliza's cheetah friend, Talley, halfway into the movie. Eliza camps with them on her journey to find Talley and she wakes up in the middle of the night to look for them and as she's looking in their RV, she finds Talley and almost immediately, Bree and Sloan show up and reveal themselves as the poachers.]]
* [[spoiler: Assistant Mayor Bellwether]] from ''Film/{{Zootopia}}'' ends up being the mastermind behind the plot to [[spoiler: drug predators into turning savage in order to turn the prey species against the predator population of the city]].

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* This is shown in ''WesternAnimation/{{TheWildThornberrys}}'' as well. in the film, [[spoiler: Bree and Sloan are revealed to be the poachers that kidnapped Eliza's cheetah friend, Talley, halfway into the movie. Eliza camps with them on her journey to find Talley and she wakes up in the middle of the night to look for them and as she's looking in their RV, she finds Talley and almost immediately, Bree and Sloan show up and reveal themselves as the poachers.]]
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* [[spoiler: Assistant Mayor Bellwether]] Bellwether from ''Film/{{Zootopia}}'' ends up being the mastermind behind the plot to [[spoiler: drug predators into turning savage in order to turn the prey species against the predator population of the city]].city.



* [[spoiler:Ferriman]in ''Film/GhostShip'' poses as [[spoiler:a meek weather service pilot]] to lure the crew of the ''Arctic Warrior'' to the ''Graza''. He proves himself useful throughout the film and even seemingly saves Epps from an insane Murphy, but it's all an act. He's actually working for Hell and started the massacre on the ''Graza''. It's implied he's done this many times over, with the fresh bodies in the laundry room being from a previous crew he led into the trap.

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* [[spoiler:Ferriman]in Ferriman in ''Film/GhostShip'' poses as [[spoiler:a a meek weather service pilot]] pilot to lure the crew of the ''Arctic Warrior'' to the ''Graza''. He proves himself useful throughout the film and even seemingly saves Epps from an insane Murphy, but it's all an act. He's actually working for Hell and started the massacre on the ''Graza''. It's implied he's done this many times over, with the fresh bodies in the laundry room being from a previous crew he led into the trap.



** Not the only example either. [[spoiler: John Harrison, the terrorist that Admiral Marcus sent the Enterprise crew after who seems like he's actually an okay guy being manipulated by Marcus just like the heroes? Turns out that he ''is'' Khan Noonien Singh. And he's out for revenge [[DisproportionateRetribution on the entire Federation]] for what Marcus did to him.]]

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** Not the only example either. [[spoiler: John Harrison, the terrorist that Admiral Marcus sent the Enterprise crew after who seems like he's actually an okay guy being manipulated by Marcus just like the heroes? Turns out that he ''is'' Khan Noonien Singh. And he's out for revenge [[DisproportionateRetribution on the entire Federation]] for what Marcus did to him.]]



* On a large scale, in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' we learn that [[spoiler: SHIELD as an organization was EvilAllAlong, having been infiltrated by the Nazi organization HYDRA ever since SHIELD's creation at the end of WWII.]]

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* On a large scale, in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' we learn that [[spoiler: SHIELD as an organization was EvilAllAlong, having been infiltrated by the Nazi organization HYDRA ever since SHIELD's creation at the end of WWII.]]



* ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'' has [[spoiler: Kij Porter, who Ren considered a close friend.]]
%%* ''Literature/{{Abarat}}'' Book 3: BOA . YES, HER OF ALL PEOPLE. [[Main/WhamEpisode WHAM EPISODE]] UP TO THIRTEEN.
* In ''Literature/DragonBones'', there is [[spoiler: Bastilla, the slave]], who turns out to have been working for the enemy all along. There's also Landislaw, but that's not as big a surprise, as his morality is portrayed as quite questionable from the beginning, and he never works together with the heroes.

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* ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'' has [[spoiler: Kij Porter, who Ren considered a close friend.]]
%%* ''Literature/{{Abarat}}'' Book 3: BOA . YES, HER OF ALL PEOPLE. [[Main/WhamEpisode WHAM EPISODE]] UP TO THIRTEEN.
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* In ''Literature/DragonBones'', there is [[spoiler: Bastilla, the slave]], slave, who turns out to have been working for the enemy all along. There's also Landislaw, but that's not as big a surprise, as his morality is portrayed as quite questionable from the beginning, and he never works together with the heroes.



* After proven to be in good guys' side by the end of the ''Literature/JamesBond'' novel ''Literature/NobodyLivesForEver'', [[spoiler:Sukie Tempesta returns in ''Literature/{{COLD}}'', only to be revealed to be in cahoots with the book's BigBad (alongside with her now criminal family), to the point of planning to actually marry him. The hows and whys relating to this revelation is swept aside by having her suddenly be insane.

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* After proven to be in good guys' side by the end of the ''Literature/JamesBond'' novel ''Literature/NobodyLivesForEver'', [[spoiler:Sukie Sukie Tempesta returns in ''Literature/{{COLD}}'', only to be revealed to be in cahoots with the book's BigBad (alongside with her now criminal family), to the point of planning to actually marry him. The hows and whys relating to this revelation is swept aside by having her suddenly be insane.



* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': :Martin in ''Changes'' turns out to be a Red Court infiltrator. [[spoiler:{{Subverted}} in the end, as it turns out he performed a HeelFaceTurn long ago and his apparent betrayal of the heroes was actually part of a BatmanGambit to wipe out the ''entire freaking Red Court'' with their own curse. Only Harry knows the truth.]]

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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': :Martin in ''Changes'' turns out to be a Red Court infiltrator. [[spoiler:{{Subverted}} {{Subverted}} in the end, as it turns out he performed a HeelFaceTurn long ago and his apparent betrayal of the heroes was actually part of a BatmanGambit to wipe out the ''entire freaking Red Court'' with their own curse. Only Harry knows the truth.]]



%%* [[spoiler: Neferet]] from ''Literature/TheHouseOfNight''.



** In ''Vampire Academy'', [[spoiler:it turns out Natalie was doing Victor Dashkov's dirty work the whole time]].

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** In ''Vampire Academy'', [[spoiler:it it turns out Natalie was doing Victor Dashkov's dirty work the whole time]].time.



** In the same book, [[spoiler: Bluefingers, the God King's benevolent, fatherly, somewhat timid chief scribe, is the BigBad and Denth's employer. He's not terribly evil as Big Bads go- the book casts him as a WellIntentionedExtremist and WordOfGod describes him as a good man who got carried away- but he's still the ultimate mastermind behind the threats facing the protagonists, and the kingdoms of Hallandren and Idris more generally]].
** BrandonSanderson seems to like this one. In ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'' [[spoiler:King Taravangian is presented as a kindly, if somewhat scatterbrained, authority figure who is famous for sponsoring hospitals in his city-state. He's actually TheChessmaster behind at least one of the major conspiracies active in Roshar and his hospitals are a cover to allow him to study the prophetic statements people have sometimes started making immediately before death.]]

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** In the same book, [[spoiler: Bluefingers, the God King's benevolent, fatherly, somewhat timid chief scribe, is the BigBad and Denth's employer. He's not terribly evil as Big Bads go- the book casts him as a WellIntentionedExtremist and WordOfGod describes him as a good man who got carried away- but he's still the ultimate mastermind behind the threats facing the protagonists, and the kingdoms of Hallandren and Idris more generally]].
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** BrandonSanderson seems to like this one. In ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'' [[spoiler:King King Taravangian is presented as a kindly, if somewhat scatterbrained, authority figure who is famous for sponsoring hospitals in his city-state. He's actually TheChessmaster behind at least one of the major conspiracies active in Roshar and his hospitals are a cover to allow him to study the prophetic statements people have sometimes started making immediately before death.]]



%%* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': Granted, Severin only appears to be good for an issue and a half before TheReveal.



* ''Series/TrueBlood'' tends to do this a lot, especially with their BigBad of the season. As it turned out, Rene Lenier was just hiding behind his nice exterior while being a bloodthirsty sexist murderer, and in a more extreme example, Maryann Forrester who turned out to be a freaking homicidal Maenad. Season three followed suit with the FauxAffablyEvil [[spoiler:King Russel Edgington]] who quickly turns into a genocidal maniac, and season four arguably averts it by giving it's BigBad [[spoiler:Marnie]] a bit of a FaceHeelTurn. Or rather, it shows her StartOfDarkness.
** Played somewhat straight with Rev. Newlin (Jr.); although it was clear from the beginning on he was more than just another bigot, few viewers were expecting him to turn into a full-fledged villain who imprisons the protagonists and wants to burn another character to death. Given, no-one was expecting him to become [[spoiler:a vampire!]]
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* [[spoiler:Boyd Langdon]] in ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}''. Turns out he was secretly the BigBad all along and running a ridiculously complex EvilPlan with Echo and co. at the center. And he seemed like such a nice guy. Although he wasn't completely evil. He was more of a WellIntentionedExtremist in the end.

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* ''Series/TrueBlood'' tends to do this a lot, especially with their BigBad of the season. As it turned out, Rene Lenier was just hiding behind his nice exterior while being a bloodthirsty sexist murderer, and in a more extreme example, Maryann Forrester who turned out to be a freaking homicidal Maenad. Season three followed suit with the FauxAffablyEvil [[spoiler:King King Russel Edgington]] Edgington who quickly turns into a genocidal maniac, and season four arguably averts it by giving it's its BigBad [[spoiler:Marnie]] Marnie a bit of a FaceHeelTurn. Or rather, it shows her StartOfDarkness.
** Played somewhat straight with Rev. Newlin (Jr.); although it was clear from the beginning on he was more than just another bigot, few viewers were expecting him to turn into a full-fledged villain who imprisons the protagonists and wants to burn another character to death. Given, no-one was expecting him to become [[spoiler:a vampire!]]
%%** What about the fairies?
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* [[spoiler:Boyd Langdon]] Boyd Langdon in ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}''. Turns out he was secretly the BigBad all along and running a ridiculously complex EvilPlan with Echo and co. at the center. And he seemed like such a nice guy. Although he wasn't completely evil. He was more of a WellIntentionedExtremist in the end.



%%* ''Series/{{Scandal}}'': Billy Chambers and Cyrus.



* ''Series/SleepyHollow'': [[spoiler: Henry Parrish the Sin-Eater, the heroes' supposed ally, is revealed in the first season finale to actually be Jeremy Crane, Ichabod and Katrina's supposedly dead son, who agreed to serve [[BigBad Moloch]] as the [[HorsemenOfTheApocalypse Horseman of War]] [[DealWithTheDevil in exchange]] for escaping being BuriedAlive and the chance of revenge on his parents for abandoning him. Everything else he did up to that point in the series was to [[BatmanGambit earn the heroes' trust so he could betray them at the opportune moment]].]]
* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'', [[spoiler:Ramsey Snow/Bolton]] is a particularly horrific example of this trope. Heis introduced by seemingly rescuing Theon from being tortured, claiming that he was an Ironborn agent sent by his sister, and appears to be Theon's saving grace. However, this was all just part of a twisted game, and Ramsey soon reveals himself as possibly the most evil and sadistic character in the entire show, and tortures Theon himself to the point that he becomes an empty shell of a man.

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* ''Series/SleepyHollow'': [[spoiler: Henry Parrish the Sin-Eater, the heroes' supposed ally, is revealed in the first season finale to actually be Jeremy Crane, Ichabod and Katrina's supposedly dead son, who agreed to serve [[BigBad Moloch]] as the [[HorsemenOfTheApocalypse Horseman of War]] [[DealWithTheDevil in exchange]] for escaping being BuriedAlive and the chance of revenge on his parents for abandoning him. Everything else he did up to that point in the series was to [[BatmanGambit earn the heroes' trust so he could betray them at the opportune moment]].]]
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* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'', [[spoiler:Ramsey Snow/Bolton]] Ramsey Snow/Bolton is a particularly horrific example of this trope. Heis introduced by seemingly rescuing Theon from being tortured, claiming that he was an Ironborn agent sent by his sister, and appears to be Theon's saving grace. However, this was all just part of a twisted game, and Ramsey soon reveals himself as possibly the most evil and sadistic character in the entire show, and tortures Theon himself to the point that he becomes an empty shell of a man.



** ''Origins'' does a more standard version: [[spoiler:Quaestor Verus is far worse than Lord Baelheit could ever be...]]
* ''VideoGame/{{BioShock|1}}'': This is part of the main plot twist that occurs about 2/3rds of the way through the game. (Turns out Atlas, your main ally and MissionControl, was criminal mastermind Frank Fontaine all along._

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** ''Origins'' does a more standard version: [[spoiler:Quaestor Quaestor Verus is far worse than Lord Baelheit could ever be...]]
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* ''VideoGame/{{BioShock|1}}'': This is part of the main plot twist that occurs about 2/3rds of the way through the game. (Turns Turns out Atlas, your main ally and MissionControl, was criminal mastermind Frank Fontaine all along._



%%* ''VideoGame/CliveBarkersUndying'': Jeremiah Covenant.



* ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'': Ansem, the researcher who was studying TheHeartless whose reports the player has been running all across the worlds to find. Turns out, he's the BigBad and TheManBehindTheMan. [[spoiler:And both directly and indirectly responsible for everything that's been going wrong in the worlds for the past ten years or so! In a subversion, it turns out that the guy we were calling "Ansem" was actually the Heartless of the guy who stole Ansem's name. The real Ansem is more of an AntiHero.]]

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* ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'': Ansem, the researcher who was studying TheHeartless whose reports the player has been running all across the worlds to find. Turns out, he's the BigBad and TheManBehindTheMan. [[spoiler:And And both directly and indirectly responsible for everything that's been going wrong in the worlds for the past ten years or so! In a subversion, it turns out that the guy we were calling "Ansem" was actually the Heartless of the guy who stole Ansem's name. The real Ansem is more of an AntiHero.]]



* ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'': It turns out that [[spoiler:[[TomatoInTheMirror YOU, THE PLAYER are]] Darth Revan, former BigBad of the setting, bud didn't know it thanks to LaserGuidedAmnesia from the [[AWizardDidIt Jedi Council]], leading to an [[InvertedTrope Inverse]] of CriminalAmnesiac if you decide to return to TheDarkSide]].

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* ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'': It turns out that [[spoiler:[[TomatoInTheMirror [[TomatoInTheMirror YOU, THE PLAYER are]] Darth Revan, former BigBad of the setting, bud didn't know it thanks to LaserGuidedAmnesia from the [[AWizardDidIt Jedi Council]], leading to an [[InvertedTrope Inverse]] of CriminalAmnesiac if you decide to return to TheDarkSide]].TheDarkSide.



** And her big sister does EVEN BETTER - [[spoiler:most people are GenreSavvy enough not to trust a random NPC who shows up out of nowhere with no foreshadowing whatsoever - but put on a FAMILIAR COSTUME (Star Spirit) and they'll trust you just fine]].

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** And her big sister does EVEN BETTER even better - [[spoiler:most most people are GenreSavvy enough not to trust a random NPC who shows up out of nowhere with no foreshadowing whatsoever - but put on a FAMILIAR COSTUME familiar costume (Star Spirit) and they'll trust you just fine]].fine.



* ''VideoGame/MurderedSoulSuspect'': Abigail is introduced as a possible friendly spirit that gives Ronan some tips on how to function in the spirit world. [[spoiler: She is actually the BigBad that is responsible for his death, and the deaths of all the teen girls in the game and throughout Salem's history. She possessed different police officers, including Ronan to carry out the murders in the game. Afterwards she killed them off. In the past, during the Salem witch trials, Abigail was one of the main people accusing others of being witches until she was caught lying and executed. Why? Because she has a personal vendetta against witches, even suspected ones. TheStinger? She's a [[BoomerangBigot witch herself]]]].
* ''{{VideoGame/OFF}}'': [[spoiler:The Batter]] intended to destroy the world all along.

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* ''VideoGame/MurderedSoulSuspect'': Abigail is introduced as a possible friendly spirit that gives Ronan some tips on how to function in the spirit world. [[spoiler: She is actually the BigBad that is responsible for his death, and the deaths of all the teen girls in the game and throughout Salem's history. She possessed different police officers, including Ronan to carry out the murders in the game. Afterwards she killed them off. In the past, during the Salem witch trials, Abigail was one of the main people accusing others of being witches until she was caught lying and executed. Why? Because she has a personal vendetta against witches, even suspected ones. TheStinger? She's a [[BoomerangBigot witch herself]]]].herself]].
* ''{{VideoGame/OFF}}'': [[spoiler:The Batter]] The Batter intended to destroy the world all along.



** A much more shocking example is [[spoiler:Gabnid, legendary hero and founder of the WizardingSchool where the game started. Unlike the rest of the PowerTrio of SufficientlyAdvancedAliens, who wanted to help the population of Lennus, Gabnid's goal was always to rule over them as a god]].
* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', [[spoiler:Shuji Ikutski is introduced as a NiceGuy with a [[PungeonMaster questionable sense of humor]] who often serves as the MissionControl and is set up to be the BigGood of the game. He's actually a part of the BigBadEnsemble who manipulates the main cast to trigger the apocalypse so that he can "cleanse" humanity and TakeOverTheWorld. Though at least his sense of humor was genuine.]]

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** A much more shocking example is [[spoiler:Gabnid, Gabnid, legendary hero and founder of the WizardingSchool where the game started. Unlike the rest of the PowerTrio of SufficientlyAdvancedAliens, who wanted to help the population of Lennus, Gabnid's goal was always to rule over them as a god]].
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', [[spoiler:Shuji Shuji Ikutski is introduced as a NiceGuy with a [[PungeonMaster questionable sense of humor]] who often serves as the MissionControl and is set up to be the BigGood of the game. He's actually a part of the BigBadEnsemble who manipulates the main cast to trigger the apocalypse so that he can "cleanse" humanity and TakeOverTheWorld. Though at least his sense of humor was genuine.]]



** Firstly, Detective Adachi, the true culprit who murdered the first two victims, framed a [[{{JackTheRipoff}} copycat killer]] and was indirectly responsible for the rest of the incidents by manipulating [[{{UnwittingPawn}} Namatame]] into kidnapping potential victims and throwing them into the Midnight Channel.
** Secondly, the True Ending has [ the gas station attendant from the very start of the game, who is actually the deity [[{{PhysicalGod}} Izanami]] and the mastermind behind the entire plot. Though she's less evil and more of a WellIntentionedExtremist with BlueandOrangeMorality.

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** Firstly, Detective Adachi, the true culprit who murdered the first two victims, framed a [[{{JackTheRipoff}} [[JackTheRipoff copycat killer]] and was indirectly responsible for the rest of the incidents by manipulating [[{{UnwittingPawn}} [[UnwittingPawn Namatame]] into kidnapping potential victims and throwing them into the Midnight Channel.
** Secondly, the True Ending has [ the gas station attendant from the very start of the game, who is actually the deity [[{{PhysicalGod}} [[PhysicalGod Izanami]] and the mastermind behind the entire plot. Though she's less evil and more of a WellIntentionedExtremist with BlueandOrangeMorality.



* ''Franchise/ProfessorLayton'': In the first two games, the antagonist Don Paolo disguises himself as other people. He's disguised as [[spoiler:Inspector Chelmey]] in ''The Curious Village'' and as [[spoiler:Flora]] in ''The Diabolical Box'', though the real [[spoiler:Flora]] does appear earlier in the game. Jean Descole does the same thing in the prequels.

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* ''Franchise/ProfessorLayton'': In the first two games, the antagonist Don Paolo disguises himself as other people. He's disguised as [[spoiler:Inspector Chelmey]] Inspector Chelmey in ''The Curious Village'' and as [[spoiler:Flora]] Flora in ''The Diabolical Box'', though the real [[spoiler:Flora]] Flora does appear earlier in the game. Jean Descole does the same thing in the prequels.



** And in the [[CanonDiscontinuity non canon]] game, ''[[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankSizeMatters Size Matters]]'', there is Luna. At first, "she" appears to be an innocent little girl, but it's later revealed that "she" was really [a genderless puppet built to lure Ratchet into a trap]].
* ''VideoGame/RhythmThiefAndTheEmperorsTreasure'': [[spoiler: Jean-Francois]]. Made worse by him being Marie's guardian in the first place, conspiring against her with Napoleon.
* ''VideoGame/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice'': [[spoiler:The Soda Poppers]] want revenge in season 2 of the game series.
* ''VideoGame/ShounenKinindenTsumuji'': The Big Bad is revealed to be [[spoiler: Fubuki]] who first appeared as a helpful person, however halfway through the story he orders Tsumuji and Chijimi to stop their journey, as soon they encounter him once the shadow tower appears his true self is revealed.

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** And in the [[CanonDiscontinuity non canon]] game, ''[[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankSizeMatters Size Matters]]'', there is Luna. At first, "she" appears to be an innocent little girl, but it's later revealed that "she" was really [a a genderless puppet built to lure Ratchet into a trap]].
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* ''VideoGame/RhythmThiefAndTheEmperorsTreasure'': [[spoiler: Jean-Francois]].Jean-Francois. Made worse by him being Marie's guardian in the first place, conspiring against her with Napoleon.
* ''VideoGame/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice'': [[spoiler:The The Soda Poppers]] Poppers want revenge in season 2 of the game series.
* ''VideoGame/ShounenKinindenTsumuji'': The Big Bad is revealed to be [[spoiler: Fubuki]] Fubuki who first appeared as a helpful person, however halfway through the story he orders Tsumuji and Chijimi to stop their journey, as soon they encounter him once the shadow tower appears his true self is revealed.



* ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsZ: Rengoku-hen'' introduces several new allied characters [[note]]Blue, Black, White, Orion, Sardias, Kravia[[/note]]. [[spoiler: Without exception, EVERY SINGLE ONE of them turns out to be a bad guy by the end of the game, though admittedly Kravia's case is "brainwashed heroine"]].

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* ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsZ: Rengoku-hen'' introduces several new allied characters [[note]]Blue, Black, White, Orion, Sardias, Kravia[[/note]]. [[spoiler: Without exception, EVERY SINGLE ONE of them turns out to be a bad guy by the end of the game, though admittedly Kravia's case is "brainwashed heroine"]].heroine".



** Shortly after BigBad Egil is revealed to be [[spoiler:something of a WellIntentionedExtremist, albeit consumed by vengeance]], [[spoiler:Dickson]] is revealed to be one of the CoDragons of the BiggerBad. Better example with the Bigger Bad himself: [[spoiler:Zanza, the source of Shulk's visions, his power, his ''life'' even, who had been guiding the party from the start and helping them against Egil with countless [[DeusExMachina Deus Ex Machinas]], is really a ManipulativeBastard who did all of that just so that he could return to power, and then [[KillEmAll harvest all life on Bionis]] to preserve his immortality.]]
** [[spoiler:Alvis]] is something of a subversion. He was also one of the CoDragons, but when it gets right down to it, he was never really capable of resisting, [[spoiler:being no more than a computer programmed to follow the orders of his users.]]
* ''VideoGame/YsSeven'': This game plays around with a lot of JRPG tropes. One of the major plot twists is that the BigBad of the game is actually, of all people, [[spoiler: Tia, the flower girl]] who you meet early on and who seemingly takes the role of potential main love interest. Unlike, say [[VideoGame/LunarTheSilverStar Luna]] or VideoGame/{{Lufia}}, Tia was secretly evil from the start instead of being forced into a FaceHeelTurn midway through the game.

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** Shortly after BigBad Egil is revealed to be [[spoiler:something something of a WellIntentionedExtremist, albeit consumed by vengeance]], [[spoiler:Dickson]] vengeance, Dickson is revealed to be one of the CoDragons of the BiggerBad. Better example with the Bigger Bad himself: [[spoiler:Zanza, Zanza, the source of Shulk's visions, his power, his ''life'' even, who had been guiding the party from the start and helping them against Egil with countless [[DeusExMachina Deus Ex Machinas]], is really a ManipulativeBastard who did all of that just so that he could return to power, and then [[KillEmAll harvest all life on Bionis]] to preserve his immortality.]]
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** [[spoiler:Alvis]] Alvis is something of a subversion. He was also one of the CoDragons, but when it gets right down to it, he was never really capable of resisting, [[spoiler:being being no more than a computer programmed to follow the orders of his users.]]
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* ''VideoGame/YsSeven'': This game plays around with a lot of JRPG tropes. One of the major plot twists is that the BigBad of the game is actually, of all people, [[spoiler: Tia, the flower girl]] girl who you meet early on and who seemingly takes the role of potential main love interest. Unlike, say [[VideoGame/LunarTheSilverStar Luna]] or VideoGame/{{Lufia}}, Tia was secretly evil from the start instead of being forced into a FaceHeelTurn midway through the game.



** [[spoiler:Felix]] is revealed to be this after spending Season 11 and the first half of Season 12 pretending to be a good guy. When he betrays the others, he goes on an angry rant declaring that pretending to be a good guy and the heroes' friend was sickening, and now they will suffer and die for forcing him to go through that.
** [[spoiler:The Chairman]], who had previously been something of a [[spoiler:ReasonableAuthorityFigure and a good counterpart to the Director but with a ruthless streak and hints of some ulterior motive]], is officially outed as this at the end of Season 12. As it turns out, he's Control, the one who wants to take over Chorus for its rich supply of lost alien technology, and hired Felix and Locus to manipulate the Civil War of Chorus until everyone is dead, so that he can reap the benefits of the planet once its clear.

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** [[spoiler:Felix]] Felix is revealed to be this after spending Season 11 and the first half of Season 12 pretending to be a good guy. When he betrays the others, he goes on an angry rant declaring that pretending to be a good guy and the heroes' friend was sickening, and now they will suffer and die for forcing him to go through that.
** [[spoiler:The Chairman]], The Chairman, who had previously been something of a [[spoiler:ReasonableAuthorityFigure ReasonableAuthorityFigure and a good counterpart to the Director but with a ruthless streak and hints of some ulterior motive]], motive, is officially outed as this at the end of Season 12. As it turns out, he's Control, the one who wants to take over Chorus for its rich supply of lost alien technology, and hired Felix and Locus to manipulate the Civil War of Chorus until everyone is dead, so that he can reap the benefits of the planet once its clear.



* ''WesternAnimation/AlphaTeensOnMachines'' has an interesting example of this trope. [[spoiler:In the first season, industrialist Mr. Lee seems to be the team's mentor. In the second season, TheReveal is that he's been a CorruptCorporateExecutive ''and'' a MadScientist all along. He uses [[LegoGenetics DNA samples]] from the Alpha Teens to create the Mu-Team, an evil, superpowered group of PsychoRangers.)]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/AlphaTeensOnMachines'' has an interesting example of this trope. [[spoiler:In In the first season, industrialist Mr. Lee seems to be the team's mentor. In the second season, TheReveal is that he's been a CorruptCorporateExecutive ''and'' a MadScientist all along. He uses [[LegoGenetics DNA samples]] from the Alpha Teens to create the Mu-Team, an evil, superpowered group of PsychoRangers.)]].).



%%* [[spoiler:Pumyra]] from ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011''.
* spoiler: General Pong Krell in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' seems to be a heroic, if jerkish Jedi at first. It turns out that he is secretly planning on becoming Dooku's new apprentice and is willing to sacrifice clones to sabotage the Republic war effort.

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%%* [[spoiler:Pumyra]] from ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011''.
* spoiler: General Pong Krell in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' seems to be a heroic, if jerkish Jedi at first. It turns out that he is secretly planning on becoming Dooku's new apprentice and is willing to sacrifice clones to sabotage the Republic war effort.



* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' has this pulled with a mysterious female swordsman who teams up with Jack in an early episode. [[spoiler:Turns out she's Aku in disguise the whole time.]] The twist actually marks a rare TheBadGuyWins ending for the episode.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' has this pulled with a mysterious female swordsman who teams up with Jack in an early episode. [[spoiler:Turns Turns out she's Aku in disguise the whole time.]] time. The twist actually marks a rare TheBadGuyWins ending for the episode.



%%* Penny from WesternAnimation/TheMightyB''
%%* The angry cop in ''WesternAnimation/TheGoodeFamily'' episode Gerold's Way or The Highway.
%%* Principal Pixiefrog and Neardy Crocodile from ''WesternAnimation/MyGymPartnersAMonkey''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'': [[spoiler:In season two, Varrick's true nature is revealed to be that of a CorruptCorporateExecutive, staging thefts of shipments in order to drive Future Industries into bankruptcy so he can buy a controlling interest and taking advantage of the Water Tribe Civil War to expand his business. Seasons three and four show he's basically an opportunist; while he hasn't gone quite so far as to instigate a war (as far as we know) he is doing ''something'' sinister that combines spirit vines with advanced Zaofu tech to the benefit of a conquering general]]
** It's also later revealed [[spoiler: that Korra's uncle was a member of the anti-authoritarian Red Lotus group who wanted to kidnap her as a child to brainwash her into their anarchist ways (kind of odd for a guy went out of his way to frame Korra's father out of his right to rule the Northern Water Tribe), but even they didn't plan on him fusing with the spirit of Chaos.]]

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%%* Penny from WesternAnimation/TheMightyB''
%%* The angry cop in ''WesternAnimation/TheGoodeFamily'' episode Gerold's Way or The Highway.
%%* Principal Pixiefrog and Neardy Crocodile from ''WesternAnimation/MyGymPartnersAMonkey''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'': [[spoiler:In In season two, Varrick's true nature is revealed to be that of a CorruptCorporateExecutive, staging thefts of shipments in order to drive Future Industries into bankruptcy so he can buy a controlling interest and taking advantage of the Water Tribe Civil War to expand his business. Seasons three and four show he's basically an opportunist; while he hasn't gone quite so far as to instigate a war (as far as we know) he is doing ''something'' sinister that combines spirit vines with advanced Zaofu tech to the benefit of a conquering general]]
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** It's also later revealed [[spoiler: that Korra's uncle was a member of the anti-authoritarian Red Lotus group who wanted to kidnap her as a child to brainwash her into their anarchist ways (kind of odd for a guy went out of his way to frame Korra's father out of his right to rule the Northern Water Tribe), but even they didn't plan on him fusing with the spirit of Chaos.]]



* Throughout the duration of ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'', Eddy periodically brings up his [[TheGhost unseen older brother]], usually building him up to be the coolest, toughest guy in Peach Creek. In ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddysBigPictureShow'', [[spoiler:we finally get to see him face-to-face... and it turns out that he's a sadistic BigBrotherBully who constantly abused Eddy before he went away]].

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* Throughout the duration of ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'', Eddy periodically brings up his [[TheGhost unseen older brother]], usually building him up to be the coolest, toughest guy in Peach Creek. In ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddysBigPictureShow'', [[spoiler:we we finally get to see him face-to-face... and it turns out that he's a sadistic BigBrotherBully who constantly abused Eddy before he went away]].away.
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* In the first issue of ''ComicBook/CaptainAmerica: Steve Rogers'', we learn that [[spoiler: '''''CAPTAIN AMERICA HIMSELF''''' has been a Hydra agent all this time, from even the very beginning]]. [[LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt While everyone is sure that there's a logical explanation for this and are not expecting it to stick]], this ShockingSwerve has understandably [[InternetBackdraft pissed quite a few people off]].
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* ''VideoGame/DeadRising2: Off the Record'': In the alternate timeline, it's revealed that :Stacey was the BigBad all along. As soon as the reveal occurs her personality jumps straight from GirlNextDoor to a cruel and sadistic [[TheBaroness Baroness]].

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* ''VideoGame/DeadRising2: Off the Record'': In the alternate timeline, it's revealed that :Stacey Stacey was the BigBad all along. As soon as the reveal occurs her personality jumps straight from GirlNextDoor to a cruel and sadistic [[TheBaroness Baroness]].


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* ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}}'': The Witch of Tristram, Adria, was one of your biggest allies in the original game, and come the [[VideoGame/DiabloIII third game]], after her rescue from Belial's Dark Coven, she sends you on a quest to obtain the Black Soulstone and outlines a plan to capture the last two Great Evils, Belial and Azmodan, in it so that she can shatter it and end them, and the rest of the Great Evils, forever. Only it turns out that not only does Adria have a far darker agenda, she was on the side of evil from the very start -- after killing her own father and co-leading the Dark Coven with Maghda, she was drawn to Tristram by the dark power of the Lord of Terror, and not only pledged herself to his service, but had a kid with him by way of the possessed Aidan. She would use this kid, a bright young girl by the name of Leah, to bring about the rebirth of her master as the embodiment of all seven Evils in one being, the Prime Evil, in the cruelest betrayal of the entire series.
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* Throughout the duration of ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'', Eddy periodically brings up his [[TheGhost unseen older brother]], usually building him up to be the coolest, toughest guy in Peach Creek. In ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddysBigPictureShow'', [[spoiler:we finally get to see him face-to-face... and it turns out that he's a sadistic BigBrotherBully who constantly abused Eddy before he went away]].
20th Apr '16 4:56:19 PM ultimomant
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* ''Series/{{Haven}}'' had :William, who at first seemed to be a kind, mysterious stranger who helps Audrey recover her memories and get back to her friends. Then he turns out to be a cruel, remorseless man who enjoys [[SuperEmpowering giving people]] out of control powers to cause untold destruction.

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* ''Series/{{Haven}}'' had :William, William, who at first seemed to be a kind, mysterious stranger who helps Audrey recover her memories and get back to her friends. Then he turns out to be a cruel, remorseless man who enjoys [[SuperEmpowering giving people]] out of control powers to cause untold destruction.
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** ''Origins'' does a more standard version: [[spoiler:Quaestor Verus is far worse than Lord Baelheit could ever be...

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** ''Origins'' does a more standard version: [[spoiler:Quaestor Verus is far worse than Lord Baelheit could ever be...]]
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