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21st Jun '17 4:35:15 AM azbyc15243
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* Volume 6 of ''LightNovel/TheUnexploredSummonBloodSign'' features four different groups clashing over the same set of [[MacGuffin Macguffins]]. Kyousuke's group wants it to access information that will help them defeat the White Queen, the most powerful being in the setting. Bridesmaid, a cult dedicated to the White Queen, wants it in order to protect the Queen. Claude's group wants it to [[spoiler:destroy all means of summoning the White Queen]]. Finally, Elvast's group wants [[spoiler:someone not directly related to the matter, and he doesn't care for said information at all]]. To make things even more complex, the White Queen herself is directly involved, working with [[spoiler:Elvast]], with her ultimate goal being [[spoiler:getting her hands on Kyousuke]].
18th Jun '17 2:54:03 PM ZimFan89
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* The ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures''/''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'' crossover ''[[Fanfic/GuardiansWizardsAndKungFuFighters Guardians, Wizards, and Kung-Fu Fighters]]'' has one of these rapidly developing: As per W.I.T.C.H. canon, [[TheChessmaster Nerissa]] is manipulating the war between Phobos and the Rebellion to her own ends, but at the same time, [[KnowledgeBroker Charles Ludmoore]] and his two brothers are doing the same thing, with even more efficiency than Nerissa. Meanwhile, [[TokenGoodTeammate Viscount Servantis]] is trying to steer Phobos in a lighter-handed rule, [[SealedEvilInACan Tarakudo]] has woken up and taken an interest in events, [[spoiler: [[MysteriousWatcher Nimue]] is keeping an eye on things, and on the Earth side of things, [[DiabolicalMastermind Chang's]] Dark Hand is flexing its muscle, with Jackie [[ReverseMole infiltrating them]] to bring them down.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures''/''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'' crossover ''[[Fanfic/GuardiansWizardsAndKungFuFighters Guardians, Wizards, and Kung-Fu Fighters]]'' has one of these rapidly developing: As per W.I.T.C.H. canon, [[TheChessmaster Nerissa]] is manipulating the war between Phobos and the Rebellion to her own ends, but at the same time, [[KnowledgeBroker Charles Ludmoore]] and his two brothers are doing the same thing, with even more efficiency than Nerissa. Meanwhile, [[TokenGoodTeammate Viscount Servantis]] is trying to steer Phobos in a lighter-handed rule, [[SealedEvilInACan Tarakudo]] has woken up and taken an interest in events, [[spoiler: [[MysteriousWatcher Nimue]] Nimue]]]] is keeping an eye on things, and on the Earth side of things, [[DiabolicalMastermind Chang's]] Dark Hand is flexing its muscle, with Jackie [[ReverseMole infiltrating them]] to bring them down.
18th Jun '17 2:53:45 PM ZimFan89
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* The ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures''/''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'' crossover ''[[Fanfic/GuardiansWizardsAndKungFuFighters Guardians, Wizards, and Kung-Fu Fighters]]'' has one of these rapidly developing: As per W.I.T.C.H. canon, [[TheChessmaster Nerissa]] is manipulating the war between Phobos and the Rebellion to her own ends, but at the same time, [[KnowledgeBroker Charles Ludmoore]] and his two brothers are doing the same thing, with even more efficiency than Nerissa. Meanwhile, [[TokenGoodTeammate Viscount Servantis]] is trying to steer Phobos in a lighter-handed rule, [[SealedEvilInACan Tarakudo]] has woken up and taken an interest in events, [[spoiler: [[MysteriousWatcher Nimue]] is keeping an eye on things, and on the Earth side of things, [[DiabolicalMastermind Chang's]] Dark Hand is flexing its muscle, with Jackie [[ReverseMole infiltrating them]] to bring them down.
12th Jun '17 5:06:01 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'': Initially, it was just humans vs Titans. ''Then'' [[spoiler: the threat of the Titan-Shifters is revealed, with their motives completely unknown, trying to destroy humanity and have yet to be dealt with. Political intrigue builds up as Erwin plots the overthrow of the aristocracy, him trying to save humanity while Zackly just wants retributions against the upper class, only to learn human civilization is actually controlled by the Reiss family. And the Military Police brigade serving the Reiss family is actually loyal to Kenny Ackerman, who intended to betray them before learning his plan was hopeless. Grisha Yeager appears to have had some plan in stealing the power of the Coordinate from the Reiss family, but what he was planning is unclear and he may have done more harm than good. Meanwhile, the Beast Titan fits in...somewhere, and Ymir is playing XanatosSpeedChess while implicitly being part of a still unknown faction, and the Titan which created the walls in the first place has been given no explanation or motivation]]. There are at least five and as many as eight factions working against each other while the normal Titans continue to dominate everything beyond the walls.

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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'': Initially, it was just humans vs Titans. ''Then'' [[spoiler: the threat of the Titan-Shifters Titan Shifters is revealed, with their motives initially completely unknown, trying to destroy humanity and have yet to be dealt with.unknown. Political intrigue builds up as Erwin plots the overthrow of the aristocracy, him trying to save humanity while Zackly just wants retributions against the upper class, only to learn human civilization is actually controlled by the Reiss family. And the Military Police brigade serving the Reiss family is actually loyal to Kenny Ackerman, who intended to betray them before learning his plan was hopeless. Grisha Yeager appears to have had some plan in stealing the power of the Coordinate from the Reiss family, but what he was planning is unclear and he may have done more harm than good. Meanwhile, the Beast Titan fits in...somewhere, and Ymir is playing XanatosSpeedChess while implicitly being part of a still unknown faction, and And then it turns out that the Titan Shifters are actually working for the wholly human nation of Marley, which created itself is at war with the walls in rest of humanity outside the first place has been given no explanation or motivation]]. Walls]]. There are at least five and as many as eight seven factions working against each other while the normal Titans continue to dominate everything beyond the walls.eat humans they can get their hands on.
1st Jun '17 12:15:55 PM cdrood
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** There are also quite a few side gambits executed by Maverick, Annabelle, and others both for and against each other just to acquire enough money to enter the tournament.
** The SequelHook indicates Maverick is already planning a new game just for the fun of getting back the portion of the money that gets stolen from him.
14th May '17 9:43:21 AM nombretomado
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* The ''Franchise/StarCraft'' addon ''Brood War'' had ''at least'' Kerrigan, Mengsk, Fenix, Zeratul, Duran, Daggoth and the UED all plot against each other. The only ones who seem to be not playing are Stukov and Raszhagal, and Stukov [[spoiler:subsequently gets killed as a result of Duran's first plan against ''him'']], while Raszhagal [[spoiler:[[UnwittingPawn turns out to have been a victim of Kerrigan's manipulation and later mind-control from the very beginning]]]]. But to be fair, Stukov at least had some potential, he just didn't live long enough to play it off.

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* The ''Franchise/StarCraft'' ''VideoGame/StarCraftI'' addon ''Brood War'' had ''at least'' Kerrigan, Mengsk, Fenix, Zeratul, Duran, Daggoth and the UED all plot against each other. The only ones who seem to be not playing are Stukov and Raszhagal, and Stukov [[spoiler:subsequently gets killed as a result of Duran's first plan against ''him'']], while Raszhagal [[spoiler:[[UnwittingPawn turns out to have been a victim of Kerrigan's manipulation and later mind-control from the very beginning]]]]. But to be fair, Stukov at least had some potential, he just didn't live long enough to play it off.
20th Apr '17 1:24:41 AM Spindriver
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This is the best descriptor of the ''Hivebent'' arc in Act 5, wherein all the Trolls [[CycleOfRevenge attempt to backstab each other]] and [[ManipulativeBastard Doc Scratch]] is first introduced. The trolls are eventually forced to team up and work together when shit hits the fan during their game session though. And if you thought Act 5 Act 1 got complicated, Act 5 Act 2 has so many insane plots going on (most of which are [[IndyPloy being made up as they go along]]) That by the end, it's hard to tell who's manipulating whom into doing what. [[spoiler: Who: Doc Scratch. Whom: Everyone. What: Everything.]]

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** This is the best descriptor description of the ''Hivebent'' arc in Act 5, wherein all the Trolls [[CycleOfRevenge attempt to backstab each other]] and [[ManipulativeBastard Doc Scratch]] is first introduced. The trolls are eventually forced to team up and work together when shit hits the fan during their game session though. And if you thought Act 5 Act 1 got complicated, Act 5 Act 2 has so many insane plots going on (most of which are [[IndyPloy being made up as they go along]]) That by the end, it's hard to tell who's manipulating whom into doing what. [[spoiler: Who: Doc Scratch. Whom: Everyone. What: Everything.]]
20th Apr '17 1:22:09 AM Spindriver
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* This is the best descriptor of the ''Hivebent'' arc in Act 5 of ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', wherein all the Trolls [[CycleOfRevenge attempt to backstab each other]] and [[ManipulativeBastard Doc Scratch]] is first introduced. The trolls are eventually forced to team up and work together when shit hits the fan during their game session though. And if you thought Act 5 Act 1 got complicated, Act 5 Act 2 has so many insane plots going on (most of which are [[IndyPloy being made up as they go along]]) That by the end, it's hard to tell who's manipulating whom into doing what. [[spoiler: Who: Doc Scratch. Whom: Everyone. What: Everything.]]

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* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'':
This is the best descriptor of the ''Hivebent'' arc in Act 5 of ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', 5, wherein all the Trolls [[CycleOfRevenge attempt to backstab each other]] and [[ManipulativeBastard Doc Scratch]] is first introduced. The trolls are eventually forced to team up and work together when shit hits the fan during their game session though. And if you thought Act 5 Act 1 got complicated, Act 5 Act 2 has so many insane plots going on (most of which are [[IndyPloy being made up as they go along]]) That by the end, it's hard to tell who's manipulating whom into doing what. [[spoiler: Who: Doc Scratch. Whom: Everyone. What: Everything.]]


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* There's a rock concert one night in the world of ''Webcomic/MenageA3'' and its {{spinoff}} ''Webcomic/StickyDillyBuns'', at which every named character on the stage or in the audience has their own agenda. Hilarity ensues. See the two comics' own pages for details.
15th Apr '17 3:41:19 AM eroock
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Often overlaps with FlockOfWolves, and can often be the result of TheBigBadShuffle. XanatosSpeedChess is a defining trait. A PsychologicalThriller is more likely to have one of these. Expect lots of IKnowYouKnowIKnow. Expect a lot of people to be OutGambitted, a lot of {{Unwitting Pawn}}s, a lot of saying "JustAsPlanned!", and ''maybe'' someone to have the LastPlanStanding. Compare GambitRoulette, where one person has an improbable plan that would only make sense if he/she is near omniscient. Also compare MultilayerFacade. Done well, it strongly affirms [[TheHeavy The Villain Makes The Plot]]. Particularly convoluted and fantastical versions of this trope can dip straight into MindScrew.

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Often overlaps with FlockOfWolves, FlockOfWolves or RightHandVersusLeftHand, and can often be the result of TheBigBadShuffle. XanatosSpeedChess is a defining trait. A PsychologicalThriller is more likely to have one of these. Expect lots of IKnowYouKnowIKnow. Expect a lot of people to be OutGambitted, a lot of {{Unwitting Pawn}}s, a lot of saying "JustAsPlanned!", and ''maybe'' someone to have the LastPlanStanding. Compare GambitRoulette, where one person has an improbable plan that would only make sense if he/she is near omniscient. Also compare MultilayerFacade. Done well, it strongly affirms [[TheHeavy The Villain Makes The Plot]]. Particularly convoluted and fantastical versions of this trope can dip straight into MindScrew.
12th Apr '17 5:29:10 AM DarkPhoenix94
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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' gleefully takes this trope and runs with it.
** First off, we have a post HeelFaceTurn Loki, [[TheSpymaster who's got a world wide spy network]] and is continually scheming for the good of Asgard and the Nine Realms while [[TheLancer watching his brother's back]].

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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' and its sequel, ''Ghosts of the Past'', gleefully takes take this trope and runs run with it.
** First off, we have a post HeelFaceTurn Loki, [[TheSpymaster who's got a world Nine Realms wide spy network]] and is continually scheming for the good of Asgard and the Nine Realms while [[TheLancer watching his brother's back]].



** Draco Malfoy, meanwhile [[spoiler: and the mysterious voice in his head which may or may not be the NotQuiteDead Prospero Slytherin]] is up to something, plotting a largely neutral course, though helping out the good guys with a tip-off here and there. What he's actually up to is, as of chapter 8 of ''Ghosts of the Past'', an enduring mystery.



** Professor Xavier is holding off the Hellfire Club with one hand and keeping Harry away from his maternal cousin Jean for some unspecified yet crucial reason with the other. It's a case of IDidWhatIHadToDo, as it's shown that he's very much unhappy with it.
*** As of Chapter 67 [[spoiler: he reveals that he was specifically warned to keep them apart by a future incarnation of Harry who'd dabbled in a bit of time travelling.]]

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** Professor Xavier is holding off the Hellfire Club with one hand and keeping Harry away from his maternal cousin Jean for some unspecified yet crucial reason with the other. It's The latter is a case of IDidWhatIHadToDo, as it's shown that he's very much unhappy with it.
*** As of Chapter 67 [[spoiler: he reveals that it was a predestination paradox and he was specifically warned to keep them apart by a future incarnation of Harry who'd dabbled in a bit of time travelling.]]



** [[spoiler: Mister Sinister]] has been stated to be the mysterious force that kept Harry at Privet Drive, messing with Mrs Figg's head, heading off investigations and the like, having developed an interest in Harry because of his mother being related to Jean Grey.

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** [[spoiler: Mister Sinister]] has been stated to be the mysterious force that kept Harry at Privet Drive, messing with Mrs Figg's head, heading off investigations and the like, having developed an interest in Harry because of his mother being related to Jean Grey. In ''Ghosts of the Past'', he makes his move [[spoiler: kidnapping Harry and, as an afterthought, Carol, using Maddie Pryor to subdue them, as part of a scheme with the Red Room.]]
** Meanwhile, the Red Room led by General Lukin are scheming to regain their lost power and Russia's lost empire, forcibly recruiting assets old and new. In ''Ghosts of the Past'', they make their move in the first major arc, ''Forever Red'', [[spoiler: with the aid of Sinister, kidnapping Harry and Carol to study them.]]


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** In ''Ghosts of the Past'', Gambit crops up, working for [[spoiler: Sinister and the Red Room]] against his will, though with apparent grudging loyalty. In reality, he's [[spoiler: trying to free the Red Room's prisoners, and coax Sinister's right hand 'hound' Maddie Pryor into a HeelFaceTurn, working with Natasha as her mole in the Red Room.]]
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