History Main / FakeKing

1st Sep '16 6:27:20 PM nombretomado
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* In ''VideoGame/EndlessFrontier'', the heroes don't encounter a FakeKing, but learn that a war between Formido Heim and Elfetale was cause by one of these. King Stahl of Formido Heim had discovered technology to travel to [[AnotherDimension different dimensions]], proceed to make use of it. Unforunately, the first world he visted was inhabited by the Einst, one of the {{Big Bad}}s of the VideoGame/SuperRobotWars games. The Einst presumedly killed him and created an EvilKnockoff in its place. Said knockoff returned to the EndlessFrontier and declared war in order to fulfill the Einst's goals. It wasn't until ten years into the war that leaders of the Orchestra Army, Formido Heim's main force, realized the true nature of their "king". The army rebelled and eliminated the fake, and sued for peace, while not telling the world why the war happened.

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* In ''VideoGame/EndlessFrontier'', the heroes don't encounter a FakeKing, but learn that a war between Formido Heim and Elfetale was cause by one of these. King Stahl of Formido Heim had discovered technology to travel to [[AnotherDimension different dimensions]], proceed to make use of it. Unforunately, the first world he visted visited was inhabited by the Einst, one of the {{Big Bad}}s of the VideoGame/SuperRobotWars games. The Einst presumedly presumably killed him and created an EvilKnockoff in its place. Said knockoff returned to the EndlessFrontier Endless Frontier and declared war in order to fulfill the Einst's goals. It wasn't until ten years into the war that leaders of the Orchestra Army, Formido Heim's main force, realized the true nature of their "king". The army rebelled and eliminated the fake, and sued for peace, while not telling the world why the war happened.
16th Aug '16 9:27:03 PM DevastatorIIC
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* In the ''TabletopGame/{{BattleTech}}'' universe, the head of one successor state, Hanse Davion, was replaced by a brainwashed double organized by an enemy successor state in [[http://www.sarna.net/wiki/Operation_Doppelganger Operation Doppelganger]].
4th Aug '16 2:41:58 AM PaulA
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* Terry Brooks' MagicKingdomOfLandover novel ''The Black Unicorn'' has this exact plot, but puts a fresh take on it by telling the story from the real king's point-of-view.

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* Terry Brooks' MagicKingdomOfLandover novel ''The Black Unicorn'' ''Literature/TheBlackUnicorn'' has this exact plot, but puts a fresh take on it by telling the story from the real king's point-of-view.
25th Jul '16 1:24:55 PM Willbyr
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* In ''OnePiece'', Mr. 2 Bon Clay impersonates the king to get everyone in Alabasta to fight. Only one kid notices this, and he's too injured by Baroque Works to tell anyone.
* In TheTwelveKingdoms, Princess Joei takes up the role to usurp Youko's rightful place as the sucessor of her sister Joukaku.

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* In ''OnePiece'', ''Manga/OnePiece'', Mr. 2 Bon Clay impersonates the king to get everyone in Alabasta to fight. Only one kid notices this, and he's too injured by Baroque Works to tell anyone.
* In TheTwelveKingdoms, ''TheTwelveKingdoms'', Princess Joei takes up the role to usurp Youko's rightful place as the sucessor of her sister Joukaku.
25th Jul '16 1:18:48 PM Eggy0
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', the season 2 [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E25ACanterlotWeddingPart1 two-parter]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E26ACanterlotWeddingPart2 finale]] provides us with Princess Cadance acting snobby and demanding in the first part (which is nothing like what Twilight remembers her to be), and the truth behind her behavior in the second part. As it turns out in the second part, [[spoiler:the real Princess Cadance was imprisoned and subsequently replaced by Queen Chrysalis who saw her wedding as an opportunity to weaken Canterlot's defenses so she could conquer it with ease.]]
18th Jul '16 4:56:29 AM Morgenthaler
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For some reason, the usurper never takes the advice of the EvilOverlordList item quoted above and resorts to [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim just killing the king]] to really complicate the matter. Although in some rare occasions, a DangerouslyGenreSavvy fake king might actually [[TheKingslayer murder the real king]] and [[KillAndReplace replace the real one]].

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For some reason, the usurper never takes the advice of the EvilOverlordList item quoted above and resorts to [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim just killing the king]] to really complicate the matter. Although in some rare occasions, a DangerouslyGenreSavvy particularly cunning fake king might actually [[TheKingslayer murder the real king]] and [[KillAndReplace replace the real one]].
30th Jun '16 7:35:28 PM nombretomado
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* Shows up in the ''Adventures'' arc of {{Bionicle}} where Makuta swaps places with Turaga Dume, ruler of Metru Nui in order to perform a crucial part of his EvilPlan.

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* Shows up in the ''Adventures'' arc of {{Bionicle}} Toys/{{Bionicle}} where Makuta swaps places with Turaga Dume, ruler of Metru Nui in order to perform a crucial part of his EvilPlan.
16th May '16 11:46:22 AM Doug86
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* Robert E. Howard's ''ConanTheBarbarian'' story "A Witch Shall Be Born" has Queen Taramis of Khauran replaced by her EvilTwin sister Salome. Salome treats the kingdom's farmers like slaves and excessively taxes city dwellers.

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* Robert E. Howard's ''ConanTheBarbarian'' ''Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian'' story "A Witch Shall Be Born" "Literature/AWitchShallBeBorn" has Queen Taramis of Khauran replaced by her EvilTwin sister Salome. Salome treats the kingdom's farmers like slaves and excessively taxes city dwellers.
8th Apr '16 2:07:52 AM Mhazard
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Rarely seen in the same country as the EvilChancellor and rarely a FinalBoss -- though they can be a significant one -- a good, often beloved ruler or other authority figure has been replaced by a doppelganger of some kind with horribly evil intentions. The FakeKing exploits the country's people and resources to further his nefarious agenda. He often isn't very subtle, but you don't get much in the way of disobedience except from the heroes; everyone else just remarks on how the king is acting funny or has changed. The replacement usually happens before the story starts. It could be seen as the lazy way to become a VillainWithGoodPublicity, or for the EvilTwin to star in a TyrantTakesTheHelm story. Many RolePlayingGames use this setup and the inevitable exposure of the usurper and [[RightfulKingReturns restoration of the real king]] as a rather forgettable FetchQuest. For some reason, the usurper never takes the advice of the EvilOverlordList item quoted above and resorts to [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim just killing the king]] to really complicate the matter. Although in some rare occasion, a DangerouslyGenreSavvy fake king might actually [[TheKingslayer murder the real king]] and [[KillAndReplace replace the real one]].

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Rarely seen in the same country as the EvilChancellor and rarely a FinalBoss -- though they can be a significant one -- a good, often beloved ruler or other authority figure has been replaced by a doppelganger of some kind with horribly evil intentions. The FakeKing exploits the country's people and resources to further his nefarious agenda. He often isn't very subtle, but you don't get much in the way of disobedience except from the heroes; everyone else just remarks on how the king is acting funny or has changed. The replacement usually happens before the story starts. It could be seen as the lazy way to become a VillainWithGoodPublicity, or for the EvilTwin to star in a TyrantTakesTheHelm story. Many RolePlayingGames use this setup and the inevitable exposure of the usurper and [[RightfulKingReturns restoration of the real king]] as a rather forgettable FetchQuest.

For some reason, the usurper never takes the advice of the EvilOverlordList item quoted above and resorts to [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim just killing the king]] to really complicate the matter. Although in some rare occasion, occasions, a DangerouslyGenreSavvy fake king might actually [[TheKingslayer murder the real king]] and [[KillAndReplace replace the real one]].
8th Apr '16 2:07:37 AM Mhazard
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Rarely seen in the same country as the EvilChancellor and rarely a FinalBoss -- though they can be a significant one -- a good, often beloved ruler or other authority figure has been replaced by a doppelganger of some kind with horribly evil intentions. The FakeKing exploits the country's people and resources to further his nefarious agenda. He often isn't very subtle, but you don't get much in the way of disobedience except from the heroes; everyone else just remarks on how the king is acting funny or has changed. The replacement usually happens before the story starts. It could be seen as the lazy way to become a VillainWithGoodPublicity, or for the EvilTwin to star in a TyrantTakesTheHelm story. Many RolePlayingGames use this setup and the inevitable exposure of the usurper and [[RightfulKingReturns restoration of the real king]] as a rather forgettable FetchQuest. (For some reason, the usurper never takes the advice of the EvilOverlordList item quoted above and resorts to [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim just killing the king]] to really complicate the matter.)

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Rarely seen in the same country as the EvilChancellor and rarely a FinalBoss -- though they can be a significant one -- a good, often beloved ruler or other authority figure has been replaced by a doppelganger of some kind with horribly evil intentions. The FakeKing exploits the country's people and resources to further his nefarious agenda. He often isn't very subtle, but you don't get much in the way of disobedience except from the heroes; everyone else just remarks on how the king is acting funny or has changed. The replacement usually happens before the story starts. It could be seen as the lazy way to become a VillainWithGoodPublicity, or for the EvilTwin to star in a TyrantTakesTheHelm story. Many RolePlayingGames use this setup and the inevitable exposure of the usurper and [[RightfulKingReturns restoration of the real king]] as a rather forgettable FetchQuest. (For For some reason, the usurper never takes the advice of the EvilOverlordList item quoted above and resorts to [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim just killing the king]] to really complicate the matter.)
matter. Although in some rare occasion, a DangerouslyGenreSavvy fake king might actually [[TheKingslayer murder the real king]] and [[KillAndReplace replace the real one]].
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