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16th Nov '17 4:01:44 PM nighttrainfm
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* In ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', Lex Luthor turns Zod's corpse into a mutated, unstoppable "deformity" (Doomsday) as his trump card against Superman. Despite Luthor boasting that Doomsday is "Blood of my blood, loyal only to me," as soon as he is released, the first person Doomsday attacks is, naturally, Luthor himself - had Superman not got in the way of its punch, Luthor would have been paste on the wall.

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* In ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', Lex Luthor turns Zod's corpse into a mutated, unstoppable "deformity" (Doomsday) as his trump card against Superman. Despite Luthor boasting that As soon as Doomsday is "Blood of my blood, loyal only to me," as soon as he is released, the first person Doomsday he attacks is, naturally, Luthor himself - had Superman not got in the way of its the punch, Luthor would have been paste on the wall.
30th Oct '17 7:58:34 AM Malady
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* Summoning demons or Sleeping Ones in ''ConquestOfElysium2'' is far from risk free. Anything can rebel against you if you're not generous enough with the sacrifice, and even massive sacrifices don't completely negate the risk. Considering that some beings can wipe out armies on their own, you better be prepared.

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* Summoning demons or Sleeping Ones in ''ConquestOfElysium2'' ''VideoGame/ConquestOfElysium2'' is far from risk free. Anything can rebel against you if you're not generous enough with the sacrifice, and even massive sacrifices don't completely negate the risk. Considering that some beings can wipe out armies on their own, you better be prepared.
26th Oct '17 1:23:24 AM InsidiousUnicorn
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* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' Merrill knows making a deal with a Pride demon -- the most powerful and cunning breed of demon -- to restore the Eluvian is dangerous, but thinks the risk is worth it. Nearly everyone around her disagrees, including her mentor Marethari, Anders, Fenris, and Rival!Hawke. In the end [[spoiler:her detractors are proven right. The Pride demon was going to use the restored Eluvian to enter the real world and Merrill would have been its first victim. Only Marethari's sacrifice prevented this outcome]]. Anders is also guilty of this. He believed that becoming Justice's host wouldn't be too bad, since Justice was a "good" spirit. Merrill gently tells him that there is no such thing as a "good" Fade spirit -- ''all'' spirits are dangerous.

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* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' Merrill knows making a deal with a Pride demon -- the most powerful and cunning breed of demon -- to restore the Eluvian is dangerous, but thinks the risk is worth it. Nearly everyone around her disagrees, including her mentor Marethari, Anders, Fenris, and Rival!Hawke. In the end [[spoiler:her detractors are proven right. The Pride demon was going to use the restored Eluvian to enter the real world and Merrill would have been its first victim. Only Marethari's sacrifice prevented this outcome]].outcome. This is actually a fair bit of an [[AvertedTrope averted trope]] however as Merrill is actually immensely aware of the risks- which is why she brings Hawke and co with her to speak to the demon [[DemonicPossession just in case she becomes possessed]] so they could put her down. Marethari however intervened and became possessed instead- as Merrill said, it was her mistake to make, not Marethari's, and Merrill actually took capable backup in case things went wrong and she needed to be dealt with. So Marethari's sacrifice was [[SenselessSacrifice completely avoidable]] if she'd just let Merrill go along with her plan. It's just everyone criticizes Merrill but ignore the fact she's actually VERY aware the demon is dangerous.]]. Anders is also guilty of this. He believed that becoming Justice's host wouldn't be too bad, since Justice was a "good" spirit. Merrill gently tells him that there is no such thing as a "good" Fade spirit -- ''all'' spirits are dangerous.
22nd Oct '17 8:31:12 AM nighttrainfm
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* Emperor Pilaf, the IneffectualSympatheticVillain from early ''Manga/DragonBall'', comes across the jar containing the Demon King Piccolo and releases him, hoping to mooch off of Piccolo's conquest. Piccolo initially goes along with it, but the minute he's used the Dragon Balls to restore his youth and full power, he kicks Pilaf and his CoDragons off of their own airship, after which Mai remarks to Pilaf that they never should have trusted King Piccolo, let alone set him loose, to begin with.

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Emperor Pilaf, the IneffectualSympatheticVillain from early ''Manga/DragonBall'', comes across the jar containing the Demon King Piccolo and releases him, hoping to mooch off of Piccolo's conquest. Piccolo initially goes along with it, but the minute he's used the Dragon Balls to restore his youth and full power, he kicks Pilaf and his CoDragons off of their own airship, after which Mai remarks to Pilaf that they never should have trusted King Piccolo, let alone set him loose, to begin with.



** Babidi revives Majin Buu and plans to use him to take over the world. Things don't go as planned. Initially, Buu ''does'' obey Babidi and shows no interest in betraying him, probably because he's too stupid to think of such things. Even when Babidi insults Buu and threatens to [[SealedEvilInACan re-seal him]], the clearly enraged Buu backs down. Then [[TheHero Goku]] points out that Buu is far stronger (and ''faster'') than Babidi and shouldn't take such abuse from him. Then Buu kills Babidi with a single punch to the face (which obliterates his head). The immediate consequences of Buu betraying Babidi are largely positive, since his capricious frolicking leads him to accidentally discover that GoodFeelsGood... Then a vigilante tries to kill him and nearly offs his new best friend in the process. Cue EnemyWithout.

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** Babidi revives Majin Buu and plans to use him to take over the world. Things don't go as planned. Initially, Buu ''does'' obey Babidi and shows no interest in betraying him, probably because he's too stupid childish to think of such things. Even when Babidi insults Buu and threatens to [[SealedEvilInACan re-seal him]], the clearly enraged Buu backs down. Then [[TheHero Goku]] points out that Buu is far stronger (and ''faster'') than Babidi and shouldn't take such abuse from him. Then Buu kills Babidi with a single punch to the face (which obliterates his head). The immediate consequences of Buu betraying Babidi are largely positive, since his capricious frolicking leads him to accidentally discover that GoodFeelsGood... Then a vigilante tries to kill him and nearly offs his new best friend in the process. Cue EnemyWithout.
13th Oct '17 11:39:27 PM Nintendoman01
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** In the Universe Survival Saga of ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', when Majin Buu falls into a two-month long hibernation, leaving them one member short for the Tournament of Power, Goku, [[GodzillaThreshold having no other choice]], arranges for Fortuneteller Baba to revive [[spoiler:Frieza]] for one day to compete for them. [[spoiler:Frieza]] makes it ''very'' clear to Goku and the Z-Fighters that they have only the barest vestiges of a leash on him, and immediately starts plotting against them.



* ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehogMegaManWorldsCollide'': Dr. Light invokes this trope while calling out Dr. Wily and Dr. Eggman over their plans for the Genesis Wave, reminding them of [[AesopAmnesia all the different times the two villains toyed with forces beyond their control]] and had to be saved by Sonic and Mega Man as a result:

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* ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehogMegaManWorldsCollide'': While held captive, Dr. Light invokes this trope while calling out Dr. Wily and Dr. reminds both Eggman over their plans for and Wily of the Genesis Wave, reminding them of [[AesopAmnesia all the different numerous times the two villains have toyed with forces beyond they thought they could control, only for it to blow up in their control]] faces and had to be saved by result in Sonic and Mega Man as a result:having to save them from their own stupidity, stating that their plans to rewrite reality with the Genesis Wave will undoubtedly end the same way:
6th Oct '17 3:41:14 PM Abodos
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** Also during the ''Prime'' series there's Phazon, the highly radioactive substance that can corrupt anyone who comes in contact with it. The Space Pirates see it as a power source while Samus just wants to get away from the stuff as it ruins planets. [[spoiler:By ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption'', it's been forced on her by Dark Samus so she makes the best of a bad situation by channeling its power through a special suit that can use Phazon that her body produces, though heavy reliance on it also has potentially lethal effects. At the end of the game she manages to destroy all of the Phazon in the galaxy by destroying its source]].

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** Also during the ''Prime'' series ''VideoGame/MetroidPrimeTrilogy'' there's Phazon, the highly radioactive substance that can corrupt anyone who comes in contact with it. The Space Pirates see it as a power source while Samus just wants to get away from the stuff as it ruins planets. [[spoiler:By ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption'', it's been forced on her by Dark Samus so she makes the best of a bad situation by channeling its power through a special suit that can use Phazon that her body produces, though heavy reliance on it also has potentially lethal effects. At the end of the game she manages to destroy all of the Phazon in the galaxy by destroying its source]].
27th Sep '17 12:36:37 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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In some cases, the sealed evil has further need of Bob; perhaps it is in some way at his mercy, or it needs him to perform a task that will free it fully, or it is just feeling sadistic. No matter what, it will always manipulate Bob, stringing him along with promises of power and/or wealth, before finally pulling a DidYouActuallyBelieve on Bob the moment it no longer needs him. After all, you certainly don't get rewarded just for doing what you're expected to do, especially after YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness. Other times, the evil being may ask Bob [[TheFarmerAndTheViper what exactly he expected]] after releasing an ''evil'' being.

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In some cases, the sealed evil has further need of Bob; perhaps it is in some way at his mercy, or it needs him to perform a task that will free it fully, or it is just feeling sadistic. No matter what, it will always manipulate Bob, Bob into doing its bidding, stringing him along with promises of power and/or wealth, before finally pulling a DidYouActuallyBelieve on Bob the moment it no longer needs him. After all, you certainly don't get rewarded just for doing what you're expected to do, especially after YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness. Other times, the evil being may ask Bob [[TheFarmerAndTheViper what exactly he expected]] after releasing an ''evil'' being.
27th Sep '17 12:36:11 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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In some cases, the sealed evil was even manipulating Bob into freeing it, and you certainly don't get rewarded just for doing what you're expected to do, especially after YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness. Other times, the evil being may ask Bob [[TheFarmerAndTheViper what exactly he expected]] after releasing an ''evil'' being.

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In some cases, the sealed evil was even manipulating has further need of Bob; perhaps it is in some way at his mercy, or it needs him to perform a task that will free it fully, or it is just feeling sadistic. No matter what, it will always manipulate Bob, stringing him along with promises of power and/or wealth, before finally pulling a DidYouActuallyBelieve on Bob into freeing it, and the moment it no longer needs him. After all, you certainly don't get rewarded just for doing what you're expected to do, especially after YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness. Other times, the evil being may ask Bob [[TheFarmerAndTheViper what exactly he expected]] after releasing an ''evil'' being.
27th Sep '17 8:31:53 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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The Sealed Evil in a Can will inevitably turn on the one who freed it -- sometimes sooner, sometimes later. In many cases, it turns out to have no [[EvilCannotComprehendGood understanding of loyalty or gratitude at all]]. Bob may end up being killed on the spot, or he may be [[DemonicPossession enslaved]] by the sealed evil -- bonus points if the one who freed it sought to [[HoistByHisOwnPetard enslave the evil themselves]]. The sealed evil may make a bargain that it has no intention of honoring (or it may [[FalseReassurance promise Bob he will be rewarded "as he deserves"]]... [[RewardedAsATraitorDeserves guess what he deserves?]]). Or it may simply refuse to obey him. If he's ''very'' lucky, Bob may merely be [[DemotedToDragon forced to become the newly-unsealed evil's minion]] on pain of death. If said evil is still at Bob's mercy or needs him in some way (or is just really sadistic), it will string Bob along in the beginning with promises of power and/or wealth, before pulling DidYouActuallyBelieve and inflicting one of the aforementioned fates on him the first chance it gets, usually when Bob demands his payment for helping it. In any case, if Bob was the BigBad before, he was really just a LittleBad; the formerly-sealed evil is the true BigBad. In the event that Bob survives, this is a leading cause of EnemyMine twists, since Bob now must seek any allies he can find to deal with the evil that he unleashed.

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The Sealed Evil in a Can will inevitably turn on the one who freed it -- sometimes sooner, sometimes later. In many cases, it turns out to have no [[EvilCannotComprehendGood understanding of loyalty or gratitude at all]]. Bob may end up being killed on the spot, or he may be [[DemonicPossession enslaved]] by the sealed evil -- bonus points if the one who freed it sought to [[HoistByHisOwnPetard enslave the evil themselves]]. The sealed evil may make a bargain that it has no intention of honoring (or it may [[FalseReassurance promise Bob he will be rewarded "as he deserves"]]... [[RewardedAsATraitorDeserves guess what he deserves?]]). Or it may simply refuse to obey him. If he's ''very'' lucky, Bob may merely be [[DemotedToDragon forced to become the newly-unsealed evil's minion]] on pain of death. If said evil is still at Bob's mercy or needs him in some way (or is just really sadistic), it will string Bob along in the beginning with promises of power and/or wealth, before pulling DidYouActuallyBelieve and inflicting one of the aforementioned fates on him the first chance it gets, usually when Bob demands his payment for helping it. In any case, if Bob was the BigBad before, he was really just a LittleBad; the formerly-sealed evil is the true BigBad. In the event that Bob survives, this is a leading cause of EnemyMine twists, since Bob now must seek any allies he can find to deal with the evil that he unleashed.
27th Sep '17 8:30:21 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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The Sealed Evil in a Can will inevitably turn on the one who freed it -- sometimes sooner, sometimes later. In many cases, it turns out to have no [[EvilCannotComprehendGood understanding of loyalty or gratitude at all]]. Bob may end up being killed on the spot, or he may be [[DemonicPossession enslaved]] by the sealed evil -- bonus points if the one who freed it sought to [[HoistByHisOwnPetard enslave the evil themselves]]. The sealed evil may make a bargain that it has no intention of honoring (or it may [[FalseReassurance promise Bob he will be rewarded "as he deserves"]]... [[RewardedAsATraitorDeserves guess what he deserves?]]). Or it may simply refuse to obey him. If he's ''very'' lucky, Bob may merely be [[DemotedToDragon forced to become the newly-unsealed evil's minion]] on pain of death. If said evil is still at Bob's mercy or needs him in some way (or is just really sadistic), it will string Bob along in the beginning with promises power and/or wealth, before pulling DidYouActuallyBelieve and inflicting one of the aforementioned fates on him the first chance it gets, usually when Bob demands his payment for helping it. In any case, if Bob was the BigBad before, he was really just a LittleBad; the formerly-sealed evil is the true BigBad. In the event that Bob survives, this is a leading cause of EnemyMine twists, since Bob now must seek any allies he can find to deal with the evil that he unleashed.

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The Sealed Evil in a Can will inevitably turn on the one who freed it -- sometimes sooner, sometimes later. In many cases, it turns out to have no [[EvilCannotComprehendGood understanding of loyalty or gratitude at all]]. Bob may end up being killed on the spot, or he may be [[DemonicPossession enslaved]] by the sealed evil -- bonus points if the one who freed it sought to [[HoistByHisOwnPetard enslave the evil themselves]]. The sealed evil may make a bargain that it has no intention of honoring (or it may [[FalseReassurance promise Bob he will be rewarded "as he deserves"]]... [[RewardedAsATraitorDeserves guess what he deserves?]]). Or it may simply refuse to obey him. If he's ''very'' lucky, Bob may merely be [[DemotedToDragon forced to become the newly-unsealed evil's minion]] on pain of death. If said evil is still at Bob's mercy or needs him in some way (or is just really sadistic), it will string Bob along in the beginning with promises of power and/or wealth, before pulling DidYouActuallyBelieve and inflicting one of the aforementioned fates on him the first chance it gets, usually when Bob demands his payment for helping it. In any case, if Bob was the BigBad before, he was really just a LittleBad; the formerly-sealed evil is the true BigBad. In the event that Bob survives, this is a leading cause of EnemyMine twists, since Bob now must seek any allies he can find to deal with the evil that he unleashed.
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