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16th Jan '18 5:36:24 AM darkemyst
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* ''Manga/AkagamiNoShirayukihime'': At thirteen years old prince Zen finally made his first friend after his position had left him isolated from anyone who didn't want to use him for his title. [[spoiler:Unfortunately this friend only befriended him as part of an assassination attempt and Zen couldn't try to kill him even after the plot was revealed and his "friend" was making a legitimate attempt on his life. He was saved by his older brother and the knight Mitsuhide, who became his true first friend even if Zen was unable to ever stop considering the traitor as such]].
3rd Jan '18 9:39:58 AM kquinn0830
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* In ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', Butters considers Cartman to be a friend that he can hang out and do fun stuff with. Cartman takes advantage of this and frequently manipulates Butters into being a pawn for his latest scheme, uses him as a scapegoat for to pin his actions on, or even outright bullies and embarrasses him at school.
3rd Dec '17 1:12:36 PM WillKeaton
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* ''Webcomic/TheDreamlandChronicles'': [[http://www.thedreamlandchronicles.com/the-dreamland-chronicles/page-690/ here]]

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* ''Webcomic/TheDreamlandChronicles'': [[http://www.thedreamlandchronicles.com/the-dreamland-chronicles/page-690/ here]]com/the-dreamland-chronicles/page-690/Here.]]
3rd Dec '17 1:11:08 PM WillKeaton
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* Otome's "friends" Natsumi, Minami and Kumi do this to her in ''VisualNovel/SchoolDays''. Otome is betrayed by them twice: they first [[spoiler:videotape her having sex with Makoto, the guy she likes, and show the tape ''to the whole school'']] [[note]](this only happens in the anime, in the games it's Nanami's rival Chie who does it)[[/note]], and then [[spoiler:they have sex with him behind her back.]][[note]](In the anime it's set on stone, but it's optional in the games)[[/note]] And they do this '''for no reason at all.'''

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* Otome's "friends" Natsumi, Minami and Kumi do this to her in ''VisualNovel/SchoolDays''. Otome is betrayed by them twice: they first [[spoiler:videotape her having sex with Makoto, the guy she likes, and show the tape ''to the whole school'']] [[note]](this school'']], [[note]]This only happens in the anime, in the games it's Nanami's rival Chie who does it)[[/note]], it[[/note]] and then [[spoiler:they have sex with him behind her back.]][[note]](In the anime it's set on stone, but it's optional in the games)[[/note]] And they do this '''for no reason at all.'''
3rd Nov '17 6:50:56 PM LongTallShorty64
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* In ''Film/TheAdventuresOfTartu'', it's PlayedForDrama and Averted. Terence admits to Marushuka (part of LaResistance) that he's a British spy sent to sabotage a German gas plant, but she becomes suspicious of him when his actions leads to the deaths of several underground members. Because of this, she then believes him to be a FalseFriend, but in reality, he's really ''is'' a British agent.
27th Sep '17 3:16:13 PM MasterN
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* Ellen to Viola in ''VideoGame/TheWitchsHouse''. Ellen tricked Viola into sympathizing with her by telling her about her illness and the way her parents neglected her. Ellen just wanted to be "friends" with Viola because a bond of genuine trust was required for the demonic spell which would allow Ellen to pull a GrandTheftMe on Viola to work.

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* Ellen *[[spoiler:Ellen to Viola Viola]] in ''VideoGame/TheWitchsHouse''. Ellen [[spoiler:Ellen tricked Viola into sympathizing with her by telling her about her illness and the way her parents neglected her. Ellen just wanted to be "friends" with Viola because a bond of genuine trust was required for the demonic spell which would allow Ellen to pull a GrandTheftMe on Viola to work.]]
24th Sep '17 9:39:22 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Manga/ElfenLied'': During Lucy's childhood, she made friends with another girl who promised to keep the fact that Lucy was taking care of a puppy a secret from a group of boys who frequently bullied her. Eventually, the boys found out about the puppy and [[MoralEventHorizon beat it to death in front of Lucy while making her watch]]. It turns out the girl Lucy made friends with had ''deliberately'' told the boys about the puppy, and while she's pretending to cry about it and feel bad about what she did, we see her ''smile'' through her crocodile-tears. Lucy then snaps forever and '''[[DisproportionateRetribution kills]]''' [[KarmicTwistEnding her along with the bullies]].
** It is however left somewhat ambiguous if that was the case. It's possible Lucy imagined the smile and the girl really didn't know the boys were gonna do that to the puppy.
* Sae to Momo in ''Anime/PeachGirl'' for the first couple of volumes before the two genuinely become friends.

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* ''Manga/ElfenLied'': During Lucy's childhood, she made friends with another girl who promised to keep the fact that Lucy was taking care of a puppy a secret from a group of boys who frequently bullied her. Eventually, the boys found out about the puppy and [[MoralEventHorizon beat it to death in front of Lucy while making her watch]]. It turns out the girl Lucy made friends with had ''deliberately'' told the boys about the puppy, and while she's pretending to cry about it and feel bad about what she did, we see her ''smile'' through her crocodile-tears. Lucy then snaps forever and '''[[DisproportionateRetribution kills]]''' [[KarmicTwistEnding her along with the bullies]].
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bullies]]. It is however left somewhat ambiguous if that was the case. It's possible [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation possible]] [[UnreliableNarrator Lucy imagined the smile smile]] and the girl really didn't know the boys were gonna do that to the puppy.
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Sae to Momo in ''Anime/PeachGirl'' for the first couple of volumes before the two genuinely become friends.



* ''Anime/{{Gankutsuou}}'': In the beginning The Count seems to like Albert when in reality he only views him as a tool for his revenge. [[spoiler:However, as time goes on, he finds himself developing real feelings for Albert which cause him lots of angst and heartbreak, but ultimately save him in the end.]]

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* ''Anime/{{Gankutsuou}}'': ''Anime/{{Gankutsuou}}'':
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In the beginning The Count seems to like Albert when in reality he only views him as a tool for his revenge. [[spoiler:However, as time goes on, he finds himself developing real feelings for Albert which cause him lots of angst and heartbreak, but ultimately save him in the end.]]



* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' Kabuto usually presents himself as this harmless, bumbling oaf with NerdGlasses, but is in fact the subordinate of the BigBad Orochimaru, and Naruto seems clearly angry and upset when he realizes this because he had originally believed Kabuto was on their side since he helped them by giving them information and the like.

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* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
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Kabuto usually presents himself as this harmless, bumbling oaf with NerdGlasses, but is in fact the subordinate of the BigBad Orochimaru, and Naruto seems clearly angry and upset when he realizes this because he had originally believed Kabuto was on their side since he helped them by giving them information and the like.



** In the second Shippuden movie Shinnou turns out to be one for Amaru. Amaru is quite shocked, but separates the person who taught her medicine and served as an inspiration to save lives and the person who is the BigBad.

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** In the second Shippuden ''Shippuden'' movie Shinnou turns out to be one for Amaru. Amaru is quite shocked, but separates the person who taught her medicine and served as an inspiration to save lives and the person who is the BigBad.



* Light Yagami of ''Manga/DeathNote'' is quite fond of this trope. The most notable victims of his manipulations are Misa Amane and Kiyomi Takada. Each woman was [[{{Yandere}} incredibly in love with him]], but Light, as with all of his allies, [[YouHaveOutLivedYourUsefulness found them disposable]].

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Light Yagami of ''Manga/DeathNote'' is quite fond of this trope. The most notable victims of his manipulations are Misa Amane and Kiyomi Takada. Each woman was [[{{Yandere}} incredibly in love with him]], but Light, as with all of his allies, [[YouHaveOutLivedYourUsefulness found them disposable]].



* Griffith of ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' was ''never'' a nice guy, even before his FaceHeelTurn. A good example of this is how he treats Princess Charlotte, who's genuinely in love with him, as a MealTicket while still pretending to be in love with her.
** The only person he was remotely honest with was Guts. He has a catastrophic breakdown when Guts leaves the Hawks due to wanting to stand on even ground with him and feeling that he was unable to as his subordinate.

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* Griffith of ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' was ''never'' a nice guy, even before his FaceHeelTurn. A good example of this is how he treats Princess Charlotte, who's genuinely in love with him, as a MealTicket while still pretending to be in love with her.
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her. The only person he was remotely honest with was Guts. He has a catastrophic breakdown when Guts leaves the Hawks due to wanting to stand on even ground with him and feeling that he was unable to as his subordinate.



* Uzuki to Yuki in ''Manga/BetrayalKnowsMyName''. As he himself tells Yuki in episode 2 "You're a nuisance. I hate your goody two-shoes, know-it-all act. I'm not your friend. I felt bad for you, so I thought I'd try being nice, but you misunderstood. ''No one needs you.''" But its refreshingly subverted when its revealed Uzuki was just deeply hurting from being abandoned by his parents and lashed out at others. He and Yuki become friends again after Yuki gets rid of the demon that was possessing Uzuki and feeding on his negative emotions.

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Uzuki to Yuki in ''Manga/BetrayalKnowsMyName''.Yuki. As he himself tells Yuki in episode 2 "You're a nuisance. I hate your goody two-shoes, know-it-all act. I'm not your friend. I felt bad for you, so I thought I'd try being nice, but you misunderstood. ''No one needs you.''" But its refreshingly subverted when its revealed Uzuki was just deeply hurting from being abandoned by his parents and lashed out at others. He and Yuki become friends again after Yuki gets rid of the demon that was possessing Uzuki and feeding on his negative emotions.



* ''Anime/CodeGeass'': Rolo, Lelouch's fake little brother, was actually a teenage assassin charged with the task of keeping an eye on Lelouch in case he regained his old memories. When Lelouch found out, he continued treating Rolo kindly and orchestrated a situation where Lelouch could pretend to risk his life to save Rolo, winning his trust and bringing him over to his side. After Lelouch's real sister died [[spoiler:or so we think]], he admitted to Rolo that he was just using him, actually hated him, and had tried to kill him on several occasions. Nevertheless, without being asked or influenced by Lelouch's Geass, Rolo sacrificed himself to protect Lelouch, since he believed that even when Lelouch lied to him, ''his'' own love for Lelouch was sincere.

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* ''Anime/CodeGeass'': ''Anime/CodeGeass'':
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Rolo, Lelouch's fake little brother, was actually a teenage assassin charged with the task of keeping an eye on Lelouch in case he regained his old memories. When Lelouch found out, he continued treating Rolo kindly and orchestrated a situation where Lelouch could pretend to risk his life to save Rolo, winning his trust and bringing him over to his side. After Lelouch's real sister died [[spoiler:or so we think]], he admitted to Rolo that he was just using him, actually hated him, and had tried to kill him on several occasions. Nevertheless, without being asked or influenced by Lelouch's Geass, Rolo sacrificed himself to protect Lelouch, since he believed that even when Lelouch lied to him, ''his'' own love for Lelouch was sincere.



* Akio of ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' is TheCasanova to the extreme and does this to a lot of people, most notably to Utena. Another example is when Nanami walks in on her beloved brother Touga making out with a member of her old gang, Keiko, and overhears him say he never loved her to begin with, and her ex-friend claims she has no connection to her anymore either.

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Akio of ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' is TheCasanova to the extreme and does this to a lot of people, most notably to Utena. Another example is when Nanami walks in on her beloved brother Touga making out with a member of her old gang, Keiko, and overhears him say he never loved her to begin with, and her ex-friend claims she has no connection to her anymore either.



* Kuro from ''Manga/OnePiece'' does this to Kaya as part a lengthy scheme to gain her trust so he can claim her fortune and retire from piracy. When Kaya finds out his true nature, he freely admits that he ''hated'' having to act the kindly butler to her.

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Kuro from ''Manga/OnePiece'' does this to Kaya as part a lengthy scheme to gain her trust so he can claim her fortune and retire from piracy. When Kaya finds out his true nature, he freely admits that he ''hated'' having to act the kindly butler to her.
30th Aug '17 4:49:24 AM HalcyonDayz
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* ''ComicBook/LargoWinch'': Largo finds himself in a Turkish cell framed for a murder with a Swiss safecracker named Simon. When word gets out that he's the heir to an enormous fortune and company, the terrified higher-ups let him out, but the StateSec guy secretly has them shadowed to be murdered. This backfires on him, and with Simon and Largo now FireForgedFriends, they start looking for the person who had Largo framed in the first place. This leads to one of his company's CEOs, who... orders Simon to pull a gun on Largo, before revealing that he'd set up the entire thing, counting on the two becoming friends, to get Largo exactly where he wanted. What the CEO ''hadn't'' counted on was that his hold on Simon was guaranteed by holding Simon's adoptive mother hostage, which made Simon confess as soon as they were out of Turkey. Then Largo found out that the CEO's goons had tortured her to death... The CEO's death at Simon's was neither pretty, soundless or quick.

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* ''ComicBook/LargoWinch'': Largo finds himself in a Turkish cell framed for a murder with a Swiss safecracker named Simon. When word gets out that he's the heir to an enormous fortune and company, the terrified higher-ups let him out, but the StateSec guy secretly has them shadowed to be murdered. This backfires on him, and with Simon and Largo now FireForgedFriends, they start looking for the person who had Largo framed in the first place. This leads to one of his company's CEOs, [=CEOs=], who... orders Simon to pull a gun on Largo, before revealing that he'd set up the entire thing, counting on the two becoming friends, to get Largo exactly where he wanted. What the CEO ''hadn't'' counted on was that his hold on Simon was guaranteed by holding Simon's adoptive mother hostage, which made Simon confess as soon as they were out of Turkey. Then Largo found out that the CEO's goons had tortured her to death... The CEO's death at Simon's was neither pretty, soundless or quick.
29th Aug '17 2:45:30 PM AHI-3000
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' episode "Jack and the Warrior Woman", Jack meets and befriends [[ActionGirl Ikra]], who claims to have a similar [[DarkAndTroubledPast tragic backstory]], and joins him on a quest to find a magic jewel so that Jack could [[TimeTravel return home]]... only for Ikra to betray him, and then reveal that "she" was actually [[ArchEnemy Aku]] [[InvoluntaryShapeshifting in disguise]] all along, much to Jack's rage and sorrow.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' episode "Jack and the Warrior Woman", Jack meets and befriends [[ActionGirl Ikra]], who claims to have a similar [[DarkAndTroubledPast tragic backstory]], and joins him on a quest to find a magic jewel so that Jack could [[TimeTravel return home]]... only for Ikra to betray him, and then reveal that "she" was actually [[ArchEnemy Aku]] [[InvoluntaryShapeshifting [[VoluntaryShapeshifting in disguise]] all along, much to Jack's rage and sorrow.
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' episode "Jack and the Warrior Woman", Jack meets and befriends [[ActionGirl Ikra]], who claims to have a similar [[DarkAndTroubledPast tragic backstory]], and joins him on a quest to find a magic jewel so that Jack could [[TimeTravel return home]]... only for Ikra to betray him, and then reveal that "she" was actually [[ArchEnemy Aku]] [[InvoluntaryShapeshifting in disguise]] all along, much to Jack's rage and sorrow.
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