History Main / EvilChancellor

6th Apr '18 11:57:51 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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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 JustForFun/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. In settings with a strong Asian or Middle Eastern influence, expect overlap with EunuchsAreEvil. Aspiring backstabbers may refer to the JustForFun/EvilChancellorList. If the ruler the Evil Chancellor "serves" is ''also'' evil, that's TheStarscream.
5th Mar '18 9:28:51 PM nombretomado
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* Sir John Conroy, advisor to the Duchess of Kent and therefore nominally the guardian of the underaged Princess Victoria, in ''TheYoungVictoria''. This was another case of TruthInTelevision.

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* Sir John Conroy, advisor to the Duchess of Kent and therefore nominally the guardian of the underaged Princess Victoria, in ''TheYoungVictoria''.''Film/TheYoungVictoria''. This was another case of TruthInTelevision.
16th Feb '18 10:32:27 AM LordXavius
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* In ''Film/YamatoTakeru'' the mystic Tsukinowa serves as chief advisor to the Emperor of Yamato, turning him against his son Ousu/Yamato Takeru while secretly bringing about the return of [[BigBad Tsukuyomi]], [[spoiler:whom he is a sapient fragment of]].
1st Feb '18 1:54:05 PM Discar
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Sometimes it's the [[TheKingdom monarch]][=/=][[PresidentEvil Head of State]] who's the EvilOverlord. And sometimes there's this trope, where instead of the Head of State being the person who has malicious intent, it's his adviser, assistant, second-in-command, or Head of Government (that is if the Head of State and Head of Government are separate positions, such as with having both a President and a Prime Minister, respectively). Most of the time he's actively scheming to discredit or usurp the throne, and may even be an agent sent for this purpose by an outside power. In other cases, he's perfectly content to be TheManBehindTheMan and keeps the ruler around primarily as the figurehead for the ignorant masses and as the fall guy if something goes wrong. He can also tend to have more actual power and real influence than the Head of State, especially in cases where the government is a parliamentary system or a constitutional monarchy.

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Sometimes it's the [[TheKingdom monarch]][=/=][[PresidentEvil monarch[=/=][[PresidentEvil Head of State]] who's the EvilOverlord. And sometimes there's this trope, where instead of the Head of State being the person who has malicious intent, it's his adviser, assistant, second-in-command, or Head of Government (that is if the Head of State and Head of Government are separate positions, such as with having both a President and a Prime Minister, respectively). Most of the time he's actively scheming to discredit or usurp the throne, and may even be an agent sent for this purpose by an outside power. In other cases, he's perfectly content to be TheManBehindTheMan and keeps the ruler around primarily as the figurehead for the ignorant masses and as the fall guy if something goes wrong. He can also tend to have more actual power and real influence than the Head of State, especially in cases where the government is a parliamentary system or a constitutional monarchy.
24th Dec '17 1:04:55 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheEvent'' features an Evil Vice President in Raymond Jarvis, who [[spoiler: makes the go-ahead call to assassinate the president.]] However, he thinks he's doing the right thing.

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* ''TheEvent'' ''Series/TheEvent'' features an Evil Vice President in Raymond Jarvis, who [[spoiler: makes the go-ahead call to assassinate the president.]] However, he thinks he's doing the right thing.
21st Nov '17 3:18:46 PM Vios
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* ''Al Qadim: The Genie's Curse'': caliph's evil Vizier who framed the main character's family.
21st Nov '17 3:15:42 PM Vios
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* In ''VideoGame/AlQadimTheGeniesCurse'', the Caliph and his Vizier have a magical telepathic link, and after the vizier turns down one of your requests, you are approached by a noble named Obdel who tells you that the link actually allows the Vizier to control the Caliph's mind. He sends you on a mission to infiltrate the Vizier's quarters, where a diary can be found to corroborate this. [[spoiler:The diary is actually a (rather clumsy) fake. The Caliph ''is'' being mentally influenced, but it's by Obdel's masters. The Vizier is trying to fight them off, so Obdel is trying to get him out of the way]].
18th Oct '17 12:20:34 PM BeerBaron
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* Ancano, of ''Videogame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', acts as an "Advisor" to the [=ArchMage=] of the [[WizardingSchool College of Winterhold]], serving as a representative for the Thalmor, a [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Nazi-esque]] government of Elven Supremacists. Personality wise, he's a massive SmugSnake, a JerkAss ObstructiveBureaucrat, and is so ObviouslyEvil it's impossible not to notice. The College tolerates him, if only to avoid some massive diplomatic issues, but they suspect that he's only using the post to spy on them. [[spoiler: He eventually goes on a power bender, gets a hold of a very powerful artifact of unknown origin, uses it to amplify his own magical powers, and then stages a hostile takeover of the College, [[OmnicidalManiac threatening to unmake the world just to see if he really can.]]]] [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Oh]], and he looks like [[http://images.uesp.net/c/c0/SR-npc-Ancano.jpg this]], in case you needed a visual clue.

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* Ancano, ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** The BigBad
of ''Videogame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsArena Arena]]'' is Jagar Tharn, the [[CourtMage Imperial Battlemage]] of [[TheGoodKing Emperor Uriel Septim VII]]. Very much an EvilSorcerer, Tharn imprisons the Emperor in Oblivion and secretly takes his place.
** In ''[[Videogame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', Ancano
acts as an "Advisor" to the [=ArchMage=] of the [[WizardingSchool College of Winterhold]], serving as a representative for the Thalmor, a the [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Nazi-esque]] government of and [[FantasticRacism Elven Supremacists.Supremacist]] ruling party of the [[AntiHumanAlliance Aldmeri Dominion]]. Personality wise, he's a massive SmugSnake, a JerkAss ObstructiveBureaucrat, and is so ObviouslyEvil it's impossible not to notice. The College tolerates him, if only to avoid some massive diplomatic issues, but they suspect that he's only using the post to spy on them. [[spoiler: He eventually goes on a power bender, gets a hold of a very powerful artifact of unknown origin, uses it to amplify his own magical powers, and then stages a hostile takeover of the College, [[OmnicidalManiac threatening to unmake the world just to see if he really can.]]]] [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Oh]], and he looks like [[http://images.uesp.net/c/c0/SR-npc-Ancano.jpg this]], in case you needed a visual clue.clue.
** In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsOnline'', series' recurring villain Mannimarco is the (barely) secretly EvilAllAlong advisor to Emperor Varen Aquilarios and TheDragon to BigBad Molag Bal. Mannimarco betrays Varen and brings all-out war to Tamriel, all as part of his quest [[AGodAmI to become a god]].
7th Oct '17 6:03:11 PM MadAnthony94
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* ComicBook/{{Apocalypse}} has his own evil chancellor in Ozymandias. Old Ozy was cheated of his throne in Ancient Egypt by an upstart time traveler, and after an attempt at revenge made him an immortal living statue, Apocalypse took him on as an advisor and, frankly, slave. Ozy serves him but usually has an agenda (not that it ever comes to pass).

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* ComicBook/{{Apocalypse}} has his own evil chancellor in Ozymandias. Old Ozy was cheated of his throne in Ancient Egypt by an upstart time traveler, and after an attempt at revenge made him an immortal living statue, Apocalypse took him on as an advisor and, frankly, slave. Ozy serves him but usually has an agenda (not The twist is that it ever comes to pass).while he's treacherous it's probably Apocalypse who's more evil.
7th Oct '17 6:02:18 PM MadAnthony94
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* ComicBook/{{Apocalypse}} has his own evil chancellor in Ozymandias. Old Ozy was cheated of his throne in Ancient Egypt by an upstart time traveler, and after an attempt at revenge made him an immortal living statue, Apocalypse took him on as an advisor and, frankly, slave. Ozy serves him but usually has an agenda (not that it ever comes to pass).
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