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14th Jun '18 9:00:49 AM Peteman
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* In the Manga adaptation of ''VideoGame/MegamanX1'', it turns out [[spoiler: Storm Eagle was still loyal. Unfortunately, he had to keep up appearances, and X was too strong. Zero only tells X after Storm Eagle is fatally wounded.]]
8th Jun '18 5:53:35 PM Pichu-kun
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* In the ''Manga/{{The Legend Of Zelda Four Swords|Adventures}} Plus'' manga, [[spoiler:the Violet Link]] pulled this off in order to learn of the enemy's plans, even [[spoiler:knocking out the Green Link]] in order to prove his "loyalty".

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* In the ''Manga/{{The Legend Of Zelda Four Swords|Adventures}} Swords|2004}} Plus'' manga, [[spoiler:the Violet Link]] pulled this off in order to learn of the enemy's plans, even [[spoiler:knocking out the Green Link]] in order to prove his "loyalty".
26th May '18 5:17:38 AM Asherinka
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* ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'': [[TheTrickster Loki]] makes a habit of this.

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* ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'': [[TheTrickster [[Characters/MCULoki Loki]] makes a habit of this.
17th May '18 10:30:04 AM nighttrainfm
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* Loki in ''Film/{{Thor}}'' was raised believing that the Frost Giants are monsters and the arch enemy of Asgard. After being told by Odin that he actually is one that Odin and his wife adopted centuries ago, he tricks his biological father Laufey into believing that he wants him to kill Odin, only to kill Laufey himself, [[EngineeredHeroics making it look as if he saved his adoptive father's life]] and hoping to [[WellDoneSonGuy regain his love this way]].

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* ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'': [[TheTrickster Loki]] makes a habit of this.
** In ''Film/{{Thor}}'',
Loki in ''Film/{{Thor}}'' was raised believing that the Frost Giants are monsters and the arch enemy of Asgard. After being told by Odin that he actually is one that Odin and his wife adopted centuries ago, he tricks his biological father Laufey into believing that he wants him to kill Odin, only to kill Laufey himself, [[EngineeredHeroics making it look as if he saved his adoptive father's life]] and hoping to [[WellDoneSonGuy regain his love this way]].
** In ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'', Loki seemingly betrays Thor as part of their first attempt to destroy the Aether and Malekith.
** In ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'', [[spoiler: backed into a corner by Thanos and his forces, Loki offers Thanos his undying loyalty...and then tries to stab him. Thanos sees it coming.]]
6th May '18 7:02:57 PM GainfulPrickle
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* Jowy Atreides from ''VideoGame/SuikodenII'' is an archetypical example of this trope (and a classic [[TheStarscream Starscream]]. Originally the main character's best friend and ally in the oncoming war against the demonic and [[AxCrazy psychopathic]] [[TheCaligula Prince]] Luca Blight (not the Luca above), he betrays said best friend and joins up with Luca, believing that the only way to stop him is from the inside. His plans are successful and in the end of the game, you can choose whether to fight him to the death of not.

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* Jowy Atreides from ''VideoGame/SuikodenII'' is an archetypical example of this trope (and a classic [[TheStarscream Starscream]]. Originally the main character's best friend and ally in the oncoming war against the demonic [[PsychoforHire demonic, malevolent]] and [[AxCrazy psychopathic]] [[TheCaligula Prince]] Luca Blight (not the Luca above), he betrays said best friend and joins up with Luca, believing that the only way to stop him is from the inside. His plans are successful and in the end of the game, you can choose whether to fight him to the death of not.
21st Apr '18 5:12:38 PM LittleDancerGirl
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* In several episodes of the second season of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', Tom Paris becomes sullen and insubordinate so his fake defection (part of a mission to root out an informant) looks real. He goes as far as setting up a gambling ring and skimming from the betting pool to increase the appearance of an unreliable, unethical officer.

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* ''Series/{{NUMB3RS}}'': In several episodes of the second season of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', Tom Paris becomes sullen and insubordinate so his fake defection (part of three finale, [[spoiler: Colby Granger is exposed as a mission traitor]]. The Season Four premiere reveals [[spoiler: it was an act to root out an informant) looks real. He goes as far as setting up a gambling ring and skimming from trap the betting pool to increase the appearance of an unreliable, unethical officer.real traitor]].
11th Apr '18 11:48:07 PM TompaDompa
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* Twice in ''Film/{{Deewaar}}'':
** Vijay tells Samant when and where Daavar's gold shipment will arrive, so Samant can steal it. He also promises to give Samant more valuable information. It doesn't last long, however; immediately after, Vijay steals the gold right back.
** Darpan tells Samant where Vijay will be at a given point, so Samant can have him killed. The whole thing was Vijay's plan to get a mole inside Samant's organization.
21st Mar '18 5:39:33 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'' is a deconstruction of the trope. [[spoiler:The Boss]] "defects" to the side of BigBad Volgin, but after the US is caught with one of its planes in Soviet airspace during one of Volgin's attacks, the American top brass shifts the blame for the incident onto [[spoiler:The Boss]] to cover their own asses, and her defection suddenly becomes a one-way street, making it necessary for Snake to kill her in order to prevent WorldWarThree from erupting. Tragically, Snake learns her defection was fake only after her death.

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* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'' is a deconstruction of the trope. [[spoiler:The Boss]] "defects" to the side of BigBad Volgin, but after the US is caught with Volgin decides to nuke one of its planes in Soviet airspace during one of Volgin's attacks, the his research facilities from an American plane she provided, using an American "Davy Crocket" launcher it was carrying, the U.S. top brass shifts the blame for the incident onto [[spoiler:The Boss]] to cover their own asses, asses ([[spoiler:which [[HeroicSacrifice she willingly went along with to protect her country's interests]]]]), and her defection suddenly becomes a one-way street, making it necessary for Snake to kill her in order to prevent WorldWarThree from erupting. Tragically, Snake learns her defection was fake only after her death.
12th Jan '18 1:29:45 AM Cryoclaste
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* Comicbook/{{Nightwing}} becomes a fake defector in the year following the InfiniteCrisis storyline. This was done to give him additional credibility among several rival gangs. His success is debatable; on one hand Slade asks him to train his daughter Rose as the new Ravager, but on the other hand, his actions lead to an encounter with Comicbook/{{Superman}}. Revealing both Slade's insight and foresight, [[spoiler: Slade prepares a gizmo to give Nightwing's heartbeat the sound of a truthful man rather than a liar]].

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* Comicbook/{{Nightwing}} becomes a fake defector in the year following the InfiniteCrisis ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'' storyline. This was done to give him additional credibility among several rival gangs. His success is debatable; on one hand Slade asks him to train his daughter Rose as the new Ravager, but on the other hand, his actions lead to an encounter with Comicbook/{{Superman}}. Revealing both Slade's insight and foresight, [[spoiler: Slade prepares a gizmo to give Nightwing's heartbeat the sound of a truthful man rather than a liar]].
24th Dec '17 7:00:57 AM Silverblade2
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** Red Tornado was this in the first season. He seemingly defects the Justice League for his evil siblings Red Torpedo and Red Inferno but it turns out he did it in order to locate their creator T.O. Morrow
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