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15th Jan '17 9:53:07 PM DustSnitch
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* In ''Webomic/TheresSomethingAboutTails'', [[VideoGames/SonicTheHedgehog Tails]] gets possessed by a soldier from another universe and turns into a BadAss.

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* In ''Webomic/TheresSomethingAboutTails'', [[VideoGames/SonicTheHedgehog Tails]] gets possessed by a soldier from another universe and turns into a BadAss.badass.
9th Jan '17 11:07:19 PM troodos
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* TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'s Ileosa Arabasti was always cruel, petty, and manipulative, but as a glorified trophy wife [[TheDitz with less smarts than the average peasant]], she was too weak and cowardly to actually do anything that bad. [[spoiler: Then she found [[ArtifactOfDoom the Fangs of Kazavon]], which gave her a significant boost to her abilities, and the courage to act on her ambitions, turning her into one of the Inner Sea's most brutal and depraved tyrants. Over the course of ''Curse of the Crimson Throne'', she goes from a low-level aristocrat to a 20th level, Devil-bound bard with enhanced ability scores and two incredibly powerful artifacts.]]
28th Dec '16 1:36:24 PM andre5913
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* Jack Noir of ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' starts out as just an unwilling ObstructiveBureaucrat in the kingdom of Derse, but ends up becoming the comic's DiscOneFinalBoss after [[TheStarscream killing the Black Queen]] and takes the prototyping rings [[KillEmAll for his own use]].

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* Jack Noir of ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' starts out as just an unwilling ObstructiveBureaucrat in the kingdom of Derse, but ends up becoming the comic's DiscOneFinalBoss after [[TheStarscream killing the Black Queen]] and takes the prototyping rings [[KillEmAll for his own use]].[[spoiler:Takes a whole another level when he successfully kills an entire universe]]



** [[spoiler:undyingUmbrage/Caliborn]] is, at first glance, a caricature of the {{Hatedom}}, a parody of bad fan-portrayals of Karkat, and yet another way to [[TrollingCreator troll the fanbase]]. His first appearance is mostly composed of him pestering Dirk into drawing Paradox Space's tamest [[{{Rule34}} porn]] for him and making weird ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'' references, and he mostly comes across as a [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain misogynistic]] [[{{Jerkass}} douchebag]] who's too dumb to pose any real threat. [[spoiler:And then he reveals that he just had his sister assassinated. It is now all but stated that Caliborn is actually a young [[BiggerBad Lord English]]]].
** ...and now we have [[spoiler:Aranea Serket]], whose whiplash-inducing FaceHeelTurn is enough to break one's neck. Making it worse? The action that put her over the MoralEventHorizon was [[spoiler:"healing" Jake's emotional trauma, allowing him to use his powers against everyone else in the session on her behalf]]--against his will. And the fallout? Considering he's [[spoiler::a Page of Hope, explicitly stated on several occasions to be one of the most powerful classes]], not exactly pretty.

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** [[spoiler:undyingUmbrage/Caliborn]] is, at first glance, a caricature of the {{Hatedom}}, a parody of bad fan-portrayals of Karkat, and yet another way to [[TrollingCreator troll the fanbase]]. His first appearance is mostly composed of him pestering Dirk into drawing Paradox Space's tamest [[{{Rule34}} porn]] for him and making weird ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'' references, and he mostly comes across as a [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain misogynistic]] [[{{Jerkass}} douchebag]] who's too dumb to pose any real threat. [[spoiler:And then he reveals that he just had his sister assassinated. It is now all but stated that Caliborn is actually a young [[BiggerBad Lord English]]]].
** ...and now we have [[spoiler:Aranea Serket]], whose whiplash-inducing FaceHeelTurn is enough to break one's neck. Making it worse? The action that put her over the MoralEventHorizon was [[spoiler:"healing" Jake's emotional trauma, allowing him to use his powers against everyone else in the session on her behalf]]--against his will. And the fallout? Considering he's [[spoiler::a Page of Hope, explicitly stated on several occasions to be one of the most powerful classes]], not exactly pretty.[[spoiler::Her actions end up causing the failure of the entire original timeline, needing a large scale multiversal retcon to fix.]]
** And finally, in an exceptionally spectacular example: [[spoiler:Caliborn. He]] was little more than a brat on trapped on a room, but ended up turning into the [[spoiler: ultimate omniversal terror, ruler of paradox space, and unquestionable master of time; the all mighty Lord English]]
19th Dec '16 2:41:16 AM Ximei
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* Fanfic/ShinraHighSOLDIER has Julia Nakahamou, who starts her life as the daughter of a very poor family and spends years of her teenagehood being completely terrified of her parents and allowing them to abuse her in spite of her tremendous powers. Once she is drafted into the Shinra army however, she almost immediately becomes its amoral and arrogant Commander, with genocide and arbitrary executions (through torture) as her favorite solutions to problems.
5th Dec '16 2:36:42 PM Morgenthaler
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A SisterTrope of StartOfDarkness that involves a ''non''-{{Badass}} normal taking numerous [[TookALevelInBadass levels in badass]], whether instantly or over the course of a story, thus becoming essentially nothing but a giant walking, talking bucket of NightmareFuel.

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A SisterTrope of StartOfDarkness that involves a ''non''-{{Badass}} ''non''-badass normal taking numerous [[TookALevelInBadass levels in badass]], whether instantly or over the course of a story, thus becoming essentially nothing but a giant walking, talking bucket of NightmareFuel.



* Several centuries before the start of ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'', Hoaqin was originally just an ordinary Regular from the [[TheClan 10 Great Families]]. After [[FusionDance fusing with his siblings to become more powerful]] and taking on the guise of [[spoiler:White]], he climbed up the Tower, became a [[{{Badass}} Ranker]] and eventually became one of the most infamous and feared [[spoiler:[[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized FUG]] [[AGodAmI Slayers]]]] in the history of the Tower. His crimes and actions were so severe it took the efforts of the [[PraetorianGuard Zahard]] [[AmazonBrigade Princesses]] to put him down for good. [[NotQuiteDead Or so they thought...]]

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* Several centuries before the start of ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'', Hoaqin was originally just an ordinary Regular from the [[TheClan 10 Great Families]]. After [[FusionDance fusing with his siblings to become more powerful]] and taking on the guise of [[spoiler:White]], he climbed up the Tower, became a [[{{Badass}} Ranker]] Ranker and eventually became one of the most infamous and feared [[spoiler:[[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized FUG]] [[AGodAmI Slayers]]]] in the history of the Tower. His crimes and actions were so severe it took the efforts of the [[PraetorianGuard Zahard]] [[AmazonBrigade Princesses]] to put him down for good. [[NotQuiteDead Or so they thought...]]
29th Oct '16 3:00:43 PM nombretomado
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* Frequently used in ''TheGunganCouncil'' for villains. Better examples would be characters that managed to fly under the radar for a year or two before everyone realized how nightmarishly involved they were in all of the galaxy's problems.

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* Frequently used in ''TheGunganCouncil'' ''Roleplay/TheGunganCouncil'' for villains. Better examples would be characters that managed to fly under the radar for a year or two before everyone realized how nightmarishly involved they were in all of the galaxy's problems.
20th Sep '16 9:20:46 AM Willbyr
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** The beginning of ''PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'' has Miles Edgeworth. He's known as the Demon Prosecutor who is said to do whatever it takes to get his guilty verdict, including forging evidence ([[spoiler:though Case 1-5 verifies that that particular rumor was untrue]]) and who ''never'' lost a case before going up against Phoenix. It's later revealed though that Edgeworth used to be a perfectly normal kid, albeit one very interested in being a famous defense attorney. CharacterDevelopment in later games makes him less of a nightmare, though.

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** The beginning of ''PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'' ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'' has Miles Edgeworth. He's known as the Demon Prosecutor who is said to do whatever it takes to get his guilty verdict, including forging evidence ([[spoiler:though Case 1-5 verifies that that particular rumor was untrue]]) and who ''never'' lost a case before going up against Phoenix. It's later revealed though that Edgeworth used to be a perfectly normal kid, albeit one very interested in being a famous defense attorney. CharacterDevelopment in later games makes him less of a nightmare, though.
18th Sep '16 9:34:38 AM naal2
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* [[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/255512/we-are-what-we-are We Are What We Are]] has Starshot. Downplayed in that he ''was'' Starswirl's nephew, but he starts out as just another one of the Dazzlings victims. He's now the BigBad, and come chapter 46, and he's coming ''damn'' close to getting his revenge.
7th Sep '16 10:06:37 PM EricNeoMatrix
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* Tsali the Ultimate Weapon from ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos''. When he was a child, he was an farm boy of modest origins. Thirty years later - thanks to the [[UpToEleven mother of all]] BreakTheCutie narratives and a tragic DealWithTheDevil - he's a dreaded AxCrazy Chaos Energy-powered battle android who has butchered entire worlds, murdered billions of people (including the vast majority of Cosmo's race), and single-handedly started the Metarex War.

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* Tsali the Ultimate Weapon from ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos''. When he was a child, he was an farm boy of modest origins. Thirty years later - thanks to the [[UpToEleven mother of all]] BreakTheCutie narratives and a tragic DealWithTheDevil - he's a dreaded AxCrazy Chaos Energy-powered battle android who has butchered entire worlds, murdered billions of people (including the vast majority of Cosmo's race), and single-handedly started the Metarex War. And he's still technically ''ten years old''.
7th Sep '16 10:04:12 PM EricNeoMatrix
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* Tsali the Ultimate Weapon from ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos''. When he was a child, he was an innocent young farm boy of very modest origins. Thirty years later - thanks to the [[UpToEleven mother]] of all BreakTheCutie narratives and a tragic DealWithTheDevil - he's a dreaded AxCrazy Chaos Energy-powered battle android who has butchered entire worlds, murdered literally billions of people (including the vast majority of Cosmo's race), created his own brutal PMC, and devastated most of the galaxy. ''And he's still technically ten years old''.

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* Tsali the Ultimate Weapon from ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos''. When he was a child, he was an innocent young farm boy of very modest origins. Thirty years later - thanks to the [[UpToEleven mother]] mother of all all]] BreakTheCutie narratives and a tragic DealWithTheDevil - he's a dreaded AxCrazy Chaos Energy-powered battle android who has butchered entire worlds, murdered literally billions of people (including the vast majority of Cosmo's race), created his own brutal PMC, and devastated most of single-handedly started the galaxy. ''And he's still technically ten years old''.Metarex War.
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