History Main / FullCircleRevolution

6th Feb '16 7:40:57 AM Koveras
Is there an issue? Send a Message
** VideoGame/DragonAge seems to have a hard-on for this trope in general. Thedas history can pretty much be summed up as: "Yesterday's oppressed became today's oppressors." After [[spoiler:Solas sealed away the Evanuris to free the elves]], [[TheMagocracy Tevinter]] sprang up and enslaved [[EnslavedElves all elves]] and [[TheEmpire most of the known world]]. After [[CrystalDragonJesus Andraste]] broke Tevinter's back, her most devout followers eventually formed the Chantry and the Empire of Orlais, both of which just went around forcibly converting and conquering their neighbors in her name, and oppressed mages and [[EnslavedElves elves]] as badly as [[{{Hypocrite}} they claim Tevinter oppressed them]], just without the word "slave" attached to it. What's more, the PlayerCharacter of [[VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins all]] [[VideoGames/DragonAge2 three]] [[VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition games]] [[ButThouMust must]] protect what they know are corrupt and oppressive systems from crumbling [[note]]the Warden saves the mage prison Circle, FantasticCasteSytem Orzammar, and Ferelden from falling to their own stupidity and in-fighting in order to stop the Blight, even if they are a mage, casteless dwarf, or elf, respectively; Hawke protects [[WretchedHive Kirkwall]] from falling to the [[FantasticCasteSystem Qunari]]; and the Inquisitor ultimately protects the oppressive Chantry and Empire of Orlais from falling to their own stupidity and in-fighting to stop Corypheus[[/note]], either to form an EnemyMine alliance against a greater evil or because other characters [[ButThouMust tell you you can't try to change too much too quickly]] since TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized and BetterTheDevilYouKnow.
to:
** VideoGame/DragonAge ''Franchise/DragonAge'' seems to have a hard-on for this trope in general. Thedas history can pretty much be summed up as: "Yesterday's oppressed became today's oppressors." After [[spoiler:Solas sealed away the Evanuris to free the elves]], [[TheMagocracy Tevinter]] sprang up and enslaved [[EnslavedElves all elves]] and [[TheEmpire most of the known world]]. After [[CrystalDragonJesus Andraste]] broke Tevinter's back, her most devout followers eventually formed the Chantry and the Empire of Orlais, both of which just went around forcibly converting and conquering their neighbors in her name, and oppressed mages and [[EnslavedElves elves]] as badly as [[{{Hypocrite}} they claim Tevinter oppressed them]], just without the word "slave" attached to it. What's more, the PlayerCharacter of [[VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins all]] [[VideoGames/DragonAge2 [[VideoGames/DragonAgeII three]] [[VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition games]] [[ButThouMust must]] protect what they know are corrupt and oppressive systems from crumbling [[note]]the Warden saves the mage prison Circle, FantasticCasteSytem Orzammar, and Ferelden from falling to their own stupidity and in-fighting in order to stop the Blight, even if they are a mage, casteless dwarf, or elf, respectively; Hawke protects [[WretchedHive Kirkwall]] from falling to the [[FantasticCasteSystem Qunari]]; and the Inquisitor ultimately protects the oppressive Chantry and Empire of Orlais from falling to their own stupidity and in-fighting to stop Corypheus[[/note]], either to form an EnemyMine alliance against a greater evil or because other characters [[ButThouMust tell you you can't try to change too much too quickly]] since TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized and BetterTheDevilYouKnow.
26th Jan '16 11:07:02 AM Maxiboy136
Is there an issue? Send a Message
Added DiffLines:
* Music/{{Genesis}}' "The Knife" is about how violent revolutions end with a dictator in charge again.
8th Jan '16 10:25:01 AM ChronoLegion
Is there an issue? Send a Message
Added DiffLines:
* The first chapter of ''[[VideoGame/HeroesOfMightAndMagic Heroes Chronicles]]'' details the rise of a Barbarian named Tarnum, who is inspired by the tales of the last surviving bards to overthrow TheMagocracy of Bracaduun and restore the Barbarian people to their former glory. He starts out with good intentions, but, partway through, he grows paranoid from the constant attacks and assassination attempts by the Wizard-Kings, eventually snapping and poisoning all his generals for fear of betrayal. After overthrowing the wizards, he forms a Barbarian empire and becomes just as ruthless as them, crushing all opposition and sending his forces to rape and pillage towns of the former wizard empire (he later finds out that his soldiers nearly killed his long-lost sister, who was saved by a former Bracaduun knight named Rion Gryphonheart, who would later marry her and found the Kingdom of Erathia). He is finally killed in CombatByChampion by Rion Gryphonheart (who averts this trope by being a just ruler), only to be sent back by the Ancients to atone for his misdeeds. In an ironic twist, he finally redeems himself by helping another young Barbarian do pretty much the same thing many years later but without the same pitfalls.
8th Jan '16 10:08:25 AM ChronoLegion
Is there an issue? Send a Message
** Averted in II ''Legacy of the Void'' when Valerian Mengsk becomes the new ruler of the Terran Dominion, he rebuilds it into a new just government. Without his fathers oppressive rule and dark secrets.
to:
** Averted in II ''Legacy of the Void'' when Valerian Mengsk becomes the new ruler of the Terran Dominion, he rebuilds it into a new just government. Without his fathers oppressive rule and dark secrets. It probably helps that he was largely raised by his mother and kept in secret until Arcturus became emperor, so he's a lot more cultured than his father and doesn't have the same gritty life experiences. For example, he considers himself an amateur archaeologist and collects antique swords.
8th Jan '16 9:57:58 AM ChronoLegion
Is there an issue? Send a Message
Added DiffLines:
* A variation in Creator/HarryTurtledove's ''[[Literature/{{Worldwar}} Colonization]]'' trilogy, in which France has remained under Nazi occupation for several decades instead of only a few years. After the [[TheReptilians Race]] finally forces the Nazis to pull out of France, turning France into a Race protectorate, the people quickly realize that being under the jackboot for so long has forced the new leaders to adopt similar methods of rooting out former collaborators to those used by the Gestapo.
4th Jan '16 1:09:45 AM direguy
Is there an issue? Send a Message
** Averted in II ''Legacy of the Void'' when Valerian Mengsk becomes the new ruler of the Terran Dominion, he rebuilds it into a new just government.
to:
** Averted in II ''Legacy of the Void'' when Valerian Mengsk becomes the new ruler of the Terran Dominion, he rebuilds it into a new just government. Without his fathers oppressive rule and dark secrets.
4th Jan '16 1:03:10 AM direguy
Is there an issue? Send a Message
Added DiffLines:
** Averted in II ''Legacy of the Void'' when Valerian Mengsk becomes the new ruler of the Terran Dominion, he rebuilds it into a new just government.
3rd Jan '16 1:11:04 AM shinkarom
Is there an issue? Send a Message
-->''A: In Capitalism, man exploits man. In Communism, the reverse is true!''
to:
-->''A: In Capitalism, man exploits man. In Communism, it's the reverse is true!''other way round.''
28th Dec '15 7:59:25 PM Anddrix
Is there an issue? Send a Message
Added DiffLines:
* In ''Film/TheHungerGamesMockingjayPart2'', it's quite obvious that this is what would have happened if [[spoiler:Coin had taken over. It's her proposal to stage a "revenge Games" using the children of Capitol leaders that convinces Katniss she's just as bad as Snow and would have become a dictator in her own right, thus pushing Katniss to execute her]].
27th Dec '15 8:17:02 PM MikeW
Is there an issue? Send a Message
Added DiffLines:
* The conclusion to ''Series/ScreamQueens2015.'' Thanks to the murderous (literally) antics, the Kappas' ruthlessly conservative and bigoted leadership is overthrown...and replaced by a left-leaning one that bans any conservative members or thinking and whose leaders turn a blind eye to how it took a murder spree to get this going. In short, it's just as corrupt, just in the opposite political direction.
This list shows the last 10 events of 370. Show all.