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15th Sep '17 5:25:58 PM Malady
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* In ''Film/MrDestiny'', Creator/JamesBelushi's character Larry is placed in an AlternateReality by a GuardianAngel (played by Creator/MichaelCaine), which shows what his life would've been like if he'd succeeded in a high school baseball game. He ends up the president of the company where he works (in his own reality) in middle management. After this new reality turns into a disaster for him, he ends up back in his reality with no time having passed. However, he also has knowledge that the company's VP is planning to secretly buy up all the shares for cheap using a faked merger as a front. Larry bursts into the boardroom just in time to expose the CorruptCorporateExecutive and then runs home to see his real wife. At his surprise birthday party, the company's president visits him and lets him know that the culprits confessed to everything and were fired. As a bonus, Larry is offered the position of the VP and a company car (a Mercedes).

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* In ''Film/MrDestiny'', Creator/JamesBelushi's character Larry is placed in an AlternateReality AlternateUniverse by a GuardianAngel (played by Creator/MichaelCaine), which shows what his life would've been like if he'd succeeded in a high school baseball game. He ends up the president of the company where he works (in his own reality) in middle management. After this new reality turns into a disaster for him, he ends up back in his reality with no time having passed. However, he also has knowledge that the company's VP is planning to secretly buy up all the shares for cheap using a faked merger as a front. Larry bursts into the boardroom just in time to expose the CorruptCorporateExecutive and then runs home to see his real wife. At his surprise birthday party, the company's president visits him and lets him know that the culprits confessed to everything and were fired. As a bonus, Larry is offered the position of the VP and a company car (a Mercedes).
16th Dec '16 12:00:42 PM TMNTFanGirl
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* At the end of ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'', Sulley actually ends up becoming the new CEO of the titular power plant after exposing [[spoiler: Waternoose's]] evil plans to kidnap and torture children for maximum scream harvest. Sulley then proceeds to convert said power plant from one relying on children's screams to one relying on children's laughter.

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* At the end of ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'', Sulley actually ends up becoming the new CEO of the titular power plant after exposing [[spoiler: Waternoose's]] evil plans to kidnap and torture children for maximum scream harvest. Sulley then proceeds to convert said power plant from one relying on children's screams to one relying on children's laughter.laughter (which is considerably more powerful--Mike, for example, was able to fill his laugh-quota on his first kid for the day).
4th Jun '16 12:40:56 AM hagagaga
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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', the main villain in the Thieves Guild questline eventually turns out to be [[spoiler:Mercer Frey, the Guildmaster]]. After you [[spoiler:exposed and slayed him]], you will eventually end up [[spoiler:rewarded with the title of Guildmaster yourself]].

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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', the main villain in the Thieves Guild [[spoiler:Thieves Guild]] questline eventually turns out to be [[spoiler:Mercer Frey, the Guildmaster]]. After you [[spoiler:exposed [[spoiler:expose and slayed kill him]], you will eventually end up [[spoiler:rewarded with the title of Guildmaster yourself]].
28th May '16 9:39:41 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''ThePretender'' episode "Curious Jarod" begins with Jarod exposing a scam being run by a casino's head of security, and being hired as the new head of security.

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* ''ThePretender'' ''Series/ThePretender'' episode "Curious Jarod" begins with Jarod exposing a scam being run by a casino's head of security, and being hired as the new head of security.
18th Mar '16 9:25:13 PM lavendermintrose
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* [[WellIntentionedExtremist Stretching the definition of "villain" a little,]] but this certainly applies in the second trilogy of ''Literature/TheSagaOfDarrenShan'' series, when [[spoiler: Darren exposes the treasonous plans of Vampire Prince-to-be Kurda Smahlt, and is made a Vampire Prince in Kurda's place]]. It is also interesting that [[spoiler: Darren had been sentenced to death, and Kurda takes his place in that fate as well]].
31st Dec '15 3:21:45 AM ScroogeMacDuck
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* In the straight to video sequel ''Disney/AladdinTheReturnOfJafar'', the Sultan offers Aladdin the job of Grand Vizier, which [[BigBad Jafar]] held. In a variation he defeated Jafar in the previous film and the Sultan makes the offer at the beginning, with Aladdin deciding to turn him down at the end (and settle for merely being a prince).

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* In the straight to video sequel ''Disney/AladdinTheReturnOfJafar'', the Sultan offers Aladdin the job of Grand Vizier, which [[BigBad Jafar]] held. In a variation he defeated Jafar in the previous film and the Sultan makes the offer at the beginning, with Aladdin deciding to turn him down at the end (and settle for merely "merely" being a prince).prince) because he feels that he's an adventurer at heart who couldn't bear staying in the palace all day signing papers.
21st Nov '15 3:33:09 PM LentilSandEater
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* Late in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins''' plot, you fight and kill the traitorous [[spoiler:[[AristocratsAreEvil Arl Howe]]]]. At the start of the ExpansionPack ''[[VideoGame/DragonAgeOriginsAwakening Awakening]]'', the new ruler of Ferelden gives you rulership of the lands formerly held by said traitor.
** Of course, [[spoiler:Howe]] himself tried to pull the same trick, although that involved accusing Teyrn Cousland of treason, which would allow [[spoiler:Howe]] to come in and take his lands. If you play as a Cousland, then you, effectively, get your own lands back.

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* Late in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins''' plot, you fight and kill the traitorous [[spoiler:[[AristocratsAreEvil Arl Howe]]]]. At the start of the ExpansionPack ''[[VideoGame/DragonAgeOriginsAwakening Awakening]]'', the new ruler of Ferelden gives you rulership of the lands formerly held by said traitor.
** Of course,
traitor. [[spoiler:Howe]] himself tried to pull the same trick, although that involved accusing Teyrn Cousland of treason, which would allow [[spoiler:Howe]] to come in and take his lands. If you play as a Cousland, then you, effectively, get your own lands back.



* Shepard in ''Franchise/MassEffect'' is promoted to the Spectres after finding evidence that gets another Spectre, Saren, stripped of his position.
** Shepard ''had'' been tipped as a Spectre candidate before (in fact, the very first scene, before the OpeningScroll and title, is Anderson, Hackett, and Udina talking about it). Presumably any sufficient display of loyalty and badassery would have gotten him/her in; it's just the the Saren case was right there and, more importantly, [[ItsPersonal personal]].
21st Nov '15 3:32:17 PM LentilSandEater
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* In the fourth season finale of ''Series/{{Angel}}'', [[spoiler: Angel Investigations get to start running the Los Angeles branch of Wolfram and Hart.]]
** It's actually something of an {{inver|tedTrope}}sion, since they [[GoodRunningEvil accept an offer to take over]] their BigBad's operations so that they can ''later'' expose the members of the Circle of the Black Thorn, the cabal affiliated with W and H. The general public always regarded the firm as somewhere between a VillainWithGoodPublicity and a bunch of AmoralAttorney types.

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* In the fourth season finale of ''Series/{{Angel}}'', [[spoiler: Angel Investigations get to start running the Los Angeles branch of Wolfram and Hart.]]
**
]] It's actually something of an {{inver|tedTrope}}sion, since they [[GoodRunningEvil accept an offer to take over]] their BigBad's operations so that they can ''later'' expose the members of the Circle of the Black Thorn, the cabal affiliated with W and H. The general public always regarded the firm as somewhere between a VillainWithGoodPublicity and a bunch of AmoralAttorney types.
17th Nov '15 12:42:49 PM iowaforever
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* ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut'' Back in the 60s, Principal Prickly was good friends with the principal at the time, Phillium Benedict. When he learns that Benedict plans to get rid of recess to bump up test scores, he called in the Superintendent to sort out the problem. The Superintendent fires Benedict and give Prickly the job, souring the relationship between the two and leading Benedict to become the BigBad.

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* ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut'' ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut''; Back in the 60s, Principal Prickly was good friends with the principal at the time, Phillium Benedict. When he learns that Benedict plans to get rid of recess to bump up test scores, he called in the Superintendent to sort out the problem. The Superintendent fires Benedict and give Prickly the job, souring the relationship between the two and leading Benedict to become the BigBad.
17th Nov '15 12:42:04 PM iowaforever
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* ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut'' Back in the 60s, Principal Prickly was good friends with the principal at the time, Phillium Benedict. When he learns that Benedict plans to get rid of recess to bump up test scores, he called in the Superintendent to sort out the problem. The Superintendent fires Benedict and give Prickly the job, souring the relationship between the two and leading Benedict to become the BigBad.
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