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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.]]
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]] 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.
31st Oct '15 10:35:54 AM thatother1dude
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* At the end of the first game in the ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' series, [[PlayerCharacter Kratos]] kills Ares. [[YouKillItYouBoughtIt As a reward, he is appointed to be Ares's replacement as the new god of war.]]
17th Oct '15 12:03:13 PM Anddrix
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* In some versions of his origin, Hal Jordan started on the path to becoming the most respected among his fellow Franchise/GreenLantern Corps members by exposing the villainous abuses of power perpetrated by the previous #1 GL, {{Sinestro}}.

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* In some versions of his origin, Hal Jordan started on the path to becoming the most respected among his fellow Franchise/GreenLantern Corps members by exposing the villainous abuses of power perpetrated by the previous #1 GL, {{Sinestro}}.Sinestro.
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