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28th Jun '16 12:19:34 AM PaulA
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* Cabbarus in LloydAlexander's ''Literature/{{Westmark}}'' manipulates the king's grief over his dead daughter... but it all gets blown sky high when [[spoiler:the daughter turns out to be NotQuiteDead]]. In the sequel, the king of the next country over has an EvilUncle doubling as an Evil Chancellor, too.
** Alexander also uses the trope in ''The First Two Lives of Lukas-Kasha'', which is sort of [[XMeetsY Alice in Wonderland meets the Arabian Nights]]: a boy falls asleep and wakes up to discover that he has been mistaken for the ruler of a delightfully Arabesque kingdom complete with not-so-delightful Vizier. The titular character later deliberately averts the trope by [[spoiler:appointing the only person he trusts, a somewhat seedy character, to be his vizier. Unsurprisingly, he does a better job than the original Evil Vizier]].
** He uses it again in ''The Castle of Llyr'', the third book of the PrydainChronicles, in which Magg is chancellor to the kindly King of Mona. Unfortunately for King Rhuddlum, Magg's real loyalty lies with the wicked Queen Achren, who has promised him a kingdom if he helps her kidnap Princess Eilonwy.

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Cabbarus in LloydAlexander's ''Literature/{{Westmark}}'' manipulates the king's grief over his dead daughter... but it all gets blown sky high when [[spoiler:the daughter turns out to be NotQuiteDead]]. In the sequel, the king of the next country over has an EvilUncle doubling as an Evil Chancellor, too.
** Alexander also uses the trope in In ''The First Two Lives of Lukas-Kasha'', which is sort of [[XMeetsY Alice in Wonderland meets the Arabian Nights]]: a boy falls asleep and wakes up to discover that he has been mistaken for the ruler of a delightfully Arabesque kingdom complete with not-so-delightful Vizier. The titular character Kasha later deliberately averts the trope by [[spoiler:appointing the only person he trusts, a somewhat seedy character, to be his vizier. Unsurprisingly, he does a better job than the original Evil Vizier]].
** He uses it again in In ''The Castle of Llyr'', the third book of the PrydainChronicles, Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain, in which Magg is chancellor to the kindly King of Mona. Unfortunately for King Rhuddlum, Magg's real loyalty lies with the wicked Queen Achren, who has promised him a kingdom if he helps her kidnap Princess Eilonwy.
6th Jun '16 11:29:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* Brodrig of Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''{{Foundation}} and Empire.'' "The low-born, faithful Brodrig. Faithful because he had to be faithful, since unless he owned the fastest speed-ship in the Galaxy and took to it the day of the Emperor's death, it would be the radiation chamber the day after." Eventually the Emperor comes to distrust Brodrig and execute him.

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* Brodrig of Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''{{Foundation}} ''Literature/{{Foundation}} and Empire.'' "The low-born, faithful Brodrig. Faithful because he had to be faithful, since unless he owned the fastest speed-ship in the Galaxy and took to it the day of the Emperor's death, it would be the radiation chamber the day after." Eventually the Emperor comes to distrust Brodrig and execute him.



* [[RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms Cao Cao]] might be the original example. At any rate, he was certainly a chancellor to the emperor, and traditionally depicted as an evil schemer.

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* [[RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms ''Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'': Cao Cao]] Cao might be the original example. At any rate, he was certainly a chancellor to the emperor, and traditionally depicted as an evil schemer.
2nd Jun '16 11:22:29 PM Anddrix
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* In ''[[ComicBook/TheMultiversity Pax Americana #1]]'', the Vice President is revealed to be the story's evil mastermind, trying to prevent the President from being revived from the dead and thereby the best shot at world peace simply so he can be President.
28th May '16 7:59:19 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''MahouSenseiNegima'' has [[spoiler:a whole group of them, and they've been extremely successful so far.]]

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* ''MahouSenseiNegima'' ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' has [[spoiler:a whole group of them, and they've been extremely successful so far.]]
22nd May '16 9:46:23 PM Gravidef
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** This trope is [[spoiler: double subverted]] in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds A Link Between Worlds]].'' We eventually find out that Yuga, who's been traveling around Hyrule transforming the Seven Sages into paintings for an evil ritual, was a servant of Hilda, Princess of Lorule, and apparently trying to steal power from her. [[spoiler: Then we discover that Yuga was actually working ''for'' Hilda--it was her idea to kidnap the Sages and use their power to eventually steal the Triforce from Hyrule to revitalize her dying world. But Yuga ends up trapping Hilda in a painting and trying to seize the whole Triforce for himself, proving that he was an Evil Chancellor ''in an already evil plan.'']]
20th May '16 12:16:44 PM Doug86
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* Kimrek in ''[[StarTrekNovelVerse The Klingon Art of War]]'', the chief advisor to the rulers of the Tenka Plains who arranged the death of those rulers before serving as regent for their young son, convincing the boy to hand him ever more power while poisoning him against his own capability to rule.

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* Kimrek in ''[[StarTrekNovelVerse ''[[Franchise/StarTrekNovelVerse The Klingon Art of War]]'', the chief advisor to the rulers of the Tenka Plains who arranged the death of those rulers before serving as regent for their young son, convincing the boy to hand him ever more power while poisoning him against his own capability to rule.
17th May '16 1:48:40 PM Willbyr
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* All of Ansem's students in ''KingdomHearts'' betrayed him and took his place, when he forbid them to do researches on the darkness, including Xehanort, who even went as far as to steal the name of his teacher, who was trusting him so much. Afterwards, Xehanort banished Ansem into the realm of nothingness, a fate worse than death.

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* All of Ansem's students in ''KingdomHearts'' ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' betrayed him and took his place, when he forbid them to do researches on the darkness, including Xehanort, who even went as far as to steal the name of his teacher, who was trusting him so much. Afterwards, Xehanort banished Ansem into the realm of nothingness, a fate worse than death.
16th May '16 10:00:29 AM Doug86
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* ConanTheBarbarian has dealt with some of these, most notably Nabonidus the Red Priest in ''Literature/RoguesInTheHouse''.

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* ConanTheBarbarian Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian has dealt with some of these, most notably Nabonidus the Red Priest in ''Literature/RoguesInTheHouse''.
13th May '16 11:55:49 PM Doug86
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* In one book of Christopher Stasheff's ''AWizardInRhyme'' series, the title character visits a country which has an evil queen who is descended from an Evil Chancellor who usurped the throne. The Chancellor's name was [[SdrawkcabName Reiziv.]]

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* In one book of Christopher Stasheff's ''AWizardInRhyme'' ''Literature/AWizardInRhyme'' series, the title character visits a country which has an evil queen who is descended from an Evil Chancellor who usurped the throne. The Chancellor's name was [[SdrawkcabName Reiziv.]]
2nd May '16 12:34:50 PM eroock
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