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17th Sep '17 10:31:32 AM Malady
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This trope is the EvilCounterpart of TheGoodChancellor. See also: TheEvilPrince, who is usually also after the throne and rather less willing to remain in the shadows. In fantasy settings, will often overlap with an EvilSorcerer; if his "official" job is to ''be'' the ruler's personal magic-user, then he's also the CourtMage. Aspiring backstabbers may refer to the EvilChancellorList. If the ruler the Evil Chancellor "serves" is ''also'' evil, that's TheStarscream.

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This trope is the EvilCounterpart of TheGoodChancellor. See also: TheEvilPrince, who is usually also after the throne and rather less willing to remain in the shadows. In fantasy settings, will often overlap with an EvilSorcerer; if his "official" job is to ''be'' the ruler's personal magic-user, then he's also the CourtMage. Aspiring backstabbers may refer to the EvilChancellorList.JustFor
Fun/EvilChancellorList.
If the ruler the Evil Chancellor "serves" is ''also'' evil, that's TheStarscream.
10th Sep '17 10:49:05 AM WillyFourEyes
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* Spoofed in a Web Cartoon Series ''called'' Larry. The Evil Counselor is so {{obviously evil}} with his dark clothes, he even talks to other Evil Chancellors characters such as Palpatine, Ymza, and Jafar.

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* Spoofed in a Web Cartoon Series ''called'' Larry.called ''Larry''. The Evil Counselor is so {{obviously evil}} with his dark clothes, he even talks to other Evil Chancellors characters such as Palpatine, Ymza, and Jafar.
10th Sep '17 10:48:26 AM WillyFourEyes
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* In ''VideoGame/BeyondTheBeyond'', Glade, advisor to the king of Zalagoon, refuses to help the heroes because he suspects the knight Samson is a spy for the Bandore Empire, because despite being FamedInStory for his SuperStrength, Samson was unable to lift a pillar off the ground without screaming in pain due to a strength-sapping {{curse}} placed on him by the Vicious Ones' sorceress, Ramue. With Finn's party barred from entering Zalagoon Castle for a long time, Glade uses their absence to exert his will on the king and sells him out to Bandore, hoping for a peaceful surrender. He almost succeeds until the heroes return to Zalagoon after having the curse broken, proving to the king that their Samson isn't an imposter.



* Spoofed in a Web Cartoon Series called Larry. The Evil Counselor is so obviously evil with his dark clothes, he even talks to other Evil Chancellors characters such as Palpatine, Ymza, and Jafar.

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* Spoofed in a Web Cartoon Series called ''called'' Larry. The Evil Counselor is so obviously evil {{obviously evil}} with his dark clothes, he even talks to other Evil Chancellors characters such as Palpatine, Ymza, and Jafar.
17th Aug '17 8:14:39 AM DaveE
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* Every adviser Lilandra had as Empress of the Shi'ar.

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* Every Averted and played straight with Araki, hereditary adviser and Chancellor to the Emperors and Empresses of the Shi'ar, who serves through a succession of clone bodies. He starts out a loyalist to [[RoyallyScrewedUp D'Ken]], but after he's sealed away he serves Empress Lilandra had as Empress of faithfully for years, up until he's killed by Cassandra Nova. The next Araki decides to betray Lilandra and [[GoneHorriblyWrong restore D'Ken to the Shi'ar.throne]], and wipes out the Grey family bloodline to boot. He gets killed by Gladiator for his trouble.
12th Aug '17 10:19:17 AM Odacon_Spy
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' has Dick Cheney as this for Richard Nixon.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' has Dick Cheney as this for [[PresidentEvil Richard Nixon.Nixon]].
1st Aug '17 4:38:31 AM MattII
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** ''Discworld/{{Sourcery}}'' has Abrim, who wanted to be a wizard, but was considered too mentally unstable. He actually succeeds in his task of overthrowing the Seriph, but is later killed in a battle with Unseen University.
18th Jul '17 4:56:26 AM nighttrainfm
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** A prime example would be Lord Hong from ''Interesting Times'', who was Grand Vizier of the Agatean Empire and probably one of the most powerful and dangerous figures to appear in the ''Discworld'' series.
** ''Pyramids'' has the hidebound High Priest Dios. He doesn't like the way the new ruler, Pteppic, is trying to run things, but doesn't try to overthrow him; he just "interprets" the commands of the Pharaoh so that things will be run the way they've always been run anyway. Also, he's not really evil, so much as very much steeped in the country's traditions to the point that [[CreatureOfHabit they are second nature to him.]]

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** A prime example would be Lord Hong from ''Interesting Times'', ''Discworld/InterestingTimes'', who was Grand Vizier of the Agatean Empire and probably one of the most powerful and dangerous figures to appear in the ''Discworld'' series.
** ''Pyramids'' ''Discworld/{{Pyramids}}'' has the hidebound High Priest Dios. He doesn't like the way the new ruler, Pteppic, is trying to run things, but doesn't try to overthrow him; he just "interprets" the commands of the Pharaoh so that things will be run the way they've always been run anyway. Also, he's not really evil, so much as very much steeped in the country's traditions to the point that [[CreatureOfHabit they are second nature to him.]]
16th Jul '17 1:00:14 PM Silverblade2
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** The sorceress Veran in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleOfAges Oracle of Ages]]'' after taking possession of Nayru the titular oracle, becomes Queen Ambi's most trusted advisor. She soon has the old advisor banished from the court, manipulates the queen into building a tower and [[spoiler: eventually takes possession of Ambi herself]].
10th Jul '17 6:21:44 PM Lullabee
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** In ''Discworld/GuardsGuards'', the Supreme Grand Master, the leader of the plot to overthrow Vetinari by summoning a dragon, is eventually revealed to be Lupine Wonse, Vetinari's secretary. Of course, the word "secretary" is quite ambiguous and it's unclear if he actually had any power or was just someone who took notes.

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** In ''Discworld/GuardsGuards'', the Supreme Grand Master, the leader of the plot to overthrow Vetinari by summoning a dragon, is eventually revealed to be Lupine Wonse, Vetinari's secretary. Of course, the word "secretary" is quite ambiguous and Even if his job as secretary mainly involves taking notes, it's unclear if he actually had any power or was just someone who took notes.notable that Vetinari asks him for advice and Wonse seems to abuse his position by providing questionable suggestions about the dragon situation.
10th Jul '17 3:26:29 AM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* In the ''Series/TheWubbulousWorldOfDrSeuss'' episode, "The King's Beard", [[Literature/YertleTheTurtleAndOtherStories Yertle the Turtle]] acts as the trusted advisor to two different kings sharing the same beard; King Noogle of Nug and King Lindy of Lime. This is all part of his plan to put the two kingdoms at war so that he can wear the beard and rule both kingdoms.
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