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12th Dec '17 3:34:48 PM tafelshrew
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* ''Murder at the President's Lodging'' is a detective story where the murderer kills the unpopular President of the college and frames one of his colleagues. However, another colleague sees part of what happened, and assumes that a fourth colleague is the murderer, and that ''he'' is being framed. So he attempts to frame his suspect. Unfortunately, while doing this, his suspect is alerted, and leaps to the conclusion that the actual murderer is the guilty party and is responsible for this frame-up, and thus he attempts to [[FramingTheGuiltyParty frame the murderer.]] [[UpToEleven Except that the murderer's intended patsy has now become aware of some of the goings on and deduced that the initial witness is the murderer and attempting to frame the murderer, so of course the only thing to do is to frame his suspect.]]

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* ''Murder at the President's Lodging'' is a detective story where the murderer kills the unpopular President of the college and frames one of his colleagues. However, another colleague sees part of what happened, and assumes that a fourth colleague is the murderer, and that ''he'' is being framed. So he attempts to frame his suspect. Unfortunately, while doing this, his suspect is alerted, and leaps to the conclusion that the actual murderer is the guilty party and is responsible for this frame-up, and thus he attempts to [[FramingTheGuiltyParty frame the murderer.]] [[UpToEleven Except that the murderer's intended patsy has now become aware of some of the goings on and deduced that the initial witness is the murderer and attempting to frame the murderer, so of course the only thing to do is to frame his suspect. And that's not to mention the entirely unconnected plot to steal some academic papers the President had unethically got hold of...]]
28th Nov '17 1:04:44 PM ZimFan89
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** Even the arc dedicated solely to dealing with the Dark Hand has one of these. There's whatever Chang's been working towards, the Section 13-backed Chan Clan and Guardians working to take Chang down, Will plotting a secretive side mission with only Jade and Caleb's knowledge, [[KnightTemplar Quentin Ross]] going rogue out of disgust at Section 13 not going far enough to eliminate the Dark Hand, and newcomer [[WildCard Nyx]] running her own agenda against the Dark Hand. And there's the Oni watching from the sidelines via Hak Foo's mask.
26th Nov '17 12:13:30 AM lillolillo
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* Creator/{{Christopher Priest|Comics}} is a big fan of these.

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* Creator/{{Christopher Priest|Comics}} Creator/ChristopherPriest is a big fan of these.


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* In ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'''s ''[[ComicBook/Supergirl2005 Gates/Igle run]]'', Alura orders her daughter Kara to capture Reactron and bring him back to ComicBook/NewKrypton. When Supergirl drags him along to the planet, a mob attempts to lynch him and Alura takes advantage of the ensuing chaos to fake his death, throw him into a cell and torture him for information... which was a bad idea because ComicBook/LexLuthor and Sam Lane had turned Reactron into a living bomb ready to go off and take the whole planet with him.
15th Nov '17 10:58:24 AM BeerBaron
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* In most of the ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' games, each faction leader or otherwise plot-important NPC has a scheme or two in the works. Whether its a good or evil scheme depends on the person. ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' has a fun example in the Dark Brotherhood storyline.

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* In most of the Throughout ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' games, each series, the various [[SidequestSidestory faction questlines]] in the games usually have some of this going on. Most often, it's a corrupt faction leader scheming to achieve (evil or otherwise plot-important NPC has a scheme or two in at least amoral) goals at the works. Whether its a good or evil scheme depends on expense of the person. faction itself. Often, their plans would have gone off without a hitch if the PlayerCharacter hadn't come along to act as a SpannerInTheWorks. The Fighters Guild questline in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', the [[MurderInc Dark Brotherhood]] questline in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' has a fun example in Oblivion]]'', and the Dark Brotherhood storyline.ThievesGuild questline in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' all provide prominent examples. A good rule is that if the faction's leader doesn't seem like a ReasonableAuthorityFigure, they're probably up to something and one of these is likely to result.
9th Nov '17 11:59:04 AM MasterFuzzy
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** Professor Xavier is holding off the Hellfire Club with one hand and keeping Harry away from his maternal cousin Jean. The latter is a case of IDidWhatIHadToDo, as it's shown that he's very much unhappy with it, and in chapter 67, it's revealed to be a PredestinationParadox - he had to keep them apart because he had been specifically warned to by a time travelling [[spoiler: future Harry]]. Later on, Harry and Jean get to meet, but it's not long after that Xavier gets several new students to look after.
** Magneto is lurking on the edge of things and keeping an eye on events. In chapter 77 he makes his long awaited appearance in the form of a BigDamnHeroes moment when he crumples HYDRA's [[spoiler: wounded but still deadly helicarrier, the ''Dreadnought'',]] like tinfoil. As of ''Ghosts of the Past'', he's taking a more active role in protecting Mutantkind.
** [[spoiler: Doctor Nathaniel Essex a.k.a. 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 - Jean's twin sister who he stole at birth, faking her death, and raised as a LivingWeapon - to subdue them, as part of a scheme with the Red Room.]] The latter group, led by General Lukin, are scheming to regain their lost power and Russia's lost empire, forcibly recruiting assets old and new.

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** Professor Xavier is holding off the Hellfire Club with one hand and keeping Harry away from his maternal cousin Jean.Jean with the other. The latter is a case of IDidWhatIHadToDo, as it's shown that he's very much unhappy with it, and in chapter 67, it's revealed to be a PredestinationParadox - he had to keep them apart because he had been specifically warned to by a time travelling [[spoiler: future Harry]]. Later on, Harry and Jean get to meet, but it's not long after that Xavier gets several new students to look after.
** Magneto is lurking on the edge of things and keeping an eye on events. In chapter 77 he makes his long awaited appearance in the form of a BigDamnHeroes moment when he crumples HYDRA's [[spoiler: wounded but still deadly helicarrier, the ''Dreadnought'',]] like tinfoil. As of ''Ghosts of the Past'', he's taking a more active role in protecting Mutantkind.
Mutantkind. However, he's adopted an attitude of [[MartialPacifist Don't go after my people and I (probably) won't go after yours]].
** [[spoiler: Doctor Nathaniel Essex a.k.a. 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 - Jean's twin sister who he stole at birth, faking her death, and raised as a LivingWeapon - to subdue them, as part of a scheme with the Red Room.]] The latter group, led by General Lukin, are scheming to regain their lost power and Russia's lost empire, forcibly recruiting assets old and new. The [[spoiler: Dark Phoenix]] puts a stop to that.



** The Phoenix Force, meanwhile, has decided that she likes Harry for reasons that are as yet unexplained, and is stated to be the source of Harry's protection.
*** [[spoiler: It turns out that Lily Potter isn't quite dead and has merged with the Phoenix to become the White Phoenix of the Crown.]].

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** The Phoenix Force, meanwhile, has decided that she likes Harry for reasons that are as yet unexplained, and is stated to be the source of Harry's protection.
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[[spoiler: It turns out that Lily Potter isn't quite dead and has merged with the Phoenix Force/Destruction of the Endless to become the White Phoenix of the Crown.]].]] She can't do very much because of The Rules, but is keeping an eye on Harry.



** Chapter 80 has [[AntiHero Namor]], who's first and foremost concerned with protecting Atlantis, feel out a potential alliance with Magneto against the rest of the world if they are ever turned on.

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** Chapter 80 has [[AntiHero Namor]], who's first and foremost concerned with protecting Atlantis, feel but also feeling out a potential alliance with Magneto against the rest of the world if they are ever turned on.
3rd Nov '17 1:12:08 PM Dravencour
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* The club shootout in ''Film/{{Collateral}}'' devolves into one, in which six different factions are involved, all with wildly varying interests. The Feds think Max is Vincent, and try to arrest him while escorting Lin (Vincent's target) safely out of the building. LAPD Detective Ray Fanning knows something is up and that the Feds are acting prematurely, and tries to help Max. Max just wants to get through the whole thing alive, and also prevent Vincent from killing his mother if he fails. Vincent wants to kill Lin, while using Max as a decoy. Lin's security guards are just trying to protect their boss, are startled by the Feds rushing in with guns, and turn the thing into a shooting spree to start with. Felix's guards think Max is Vincent, and will kill him if things go wrong. [[spoiler:Vincent comes out on top. The Feds are rendered useless by Linís bodyguards, Felix's guards are scared off by Vincent, he kills both Lin and his bodyguards, he kills Ray after Ray just escorted Max out of the building, and forces Max to continue driving him to his next target]].

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* The club shootout in ''Film/{{Collateral}}'' devolves into one, in which six different factions are involved, all with wildly varying interests. The Feds think Max is Vincent, and try to arrest him while escorting Lin (Vincent's target) safely out of the building. LAPD Detective Ray Fanning knows something is up and that the Feds are acting prematurely, and tries to help Max. Max just wants to get through the whole thing alive, and also prevent Vincent from killing his mother if he fails. Vincent wants to kill Lin, while using Max as a decoy. Lin's security guards are just trying to protect their boss, are startled by the Feds rushing in with guns, and turn the thing into a shooting spree to start with. Felix's guards also think Max is Vincent, and will kill him if things go wrong. [[spoiler:Vincent comes out on top. The Feds are rendered useless by Linís bodyguards, Felix's guards are scared off by Vincent, he kills both Lin and his bodyguards, he kills Ray after Ray just escorted Max out of the building, and forces Max to continue driving him to his next target]].
3rd Nov '17 8:19:42 AM MasterFuzzy
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** First off, we have a post HeelFaceTurn Loki, [[TheSpymaster who's got a 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]].

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** First off, we have a post HeelFaceTurn ReformedButNotTamed Loki, [[TheSpymaster who's got a 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]].



** Dumbledore is rapidly rearranging his plans to bring down the Death Eaters and prevent Voldemort's return in response to the ever changing Status Quo, while also protecting Harry and the rest of his students to the best of his ability.
** Professor Xavier is holding off the Hellfire Club with one hand and keeping Harry away from his maternal cousin Jean. The latter is a case of IDidWhatIHadToDo, as it's shown that he's very much unhappy with it, and in chapter 67, it's revealed to be a Predestination Paradox - he had to keep them apart because he had been specifically warned to by a time travelling [[spoiler: future Harry]].

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** Dumbledore is rapidly rearranging his plans to bring down the Death Eaters and prevent Voldemort's return deal with Voldemort in response to the ever changing Status Quo, while also protecting Harry and the rest of his students to the best of his ability.
** Professor Xavier is holding off the Hellfire Club with one hand and keeping Harry away from his maternal cousin Jean. The latter is a case of IDidWhatIHadToDo, as it's shown that he's very much unhappy with it, and in chapter 67, it's revealed to be a Predestination Paradox PredestinationParadox - he had to keep them apart because he had been specifically warned to by a time travelling [[spoiler: future Harry]].Harry]]. Later on, Harry and Jean get to meet, but it's not long after that Xavier gets several new students to look after.



** [[spoiler: Doctor Nathaniel Essex a.k.a. 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 - Jean's twin sister who he stole at birth, faking her death, and raised as a LivingWeapon - to subdue them, as part of a scheme with the Red Room.]]

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** [[spoiler: Doctor Nathaniel Essex a.k.a. 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 - Jean's twin sister who he stole at birth, faking her death, and raised as a LivingWeapon - to subdue them, as part of a scheme with the Red Room.]]]] The latter group, led by General Lukin, are scheming to regain their lost power and Russia's lost empire, forcibly recruiting assets old and new.



** 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.]]
** Wanda Maximoff is trying to keep a lid on the incursions caused by the Darkhold's weakening of the borders of reality, to protect her godson and [[spoiler: to keep her daughter's existence secret and safe]].

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** 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.]]
** Wanda Maximoff Maximoff, as heir apparent to the Sorcerer Supreme, is trying to keep a lid on the incursions caused by the Darkhold's weakening of the borders of reality, to protect her godson and [[spoiler: to keep her daughter's existence secret and safe]].



** Meanwhile Chthon schemes to bring about his return to the universe through the Darkhold.

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** Meanwhile Chthon schemes to bring about his return to the universe through the Darkhold.Darkhold, a plan which nearly works until he gets [[spoiler: hit by an Infinite Mass Punch and then psychically kicked out by Harry]].



** Chapter 80 has [[AntiHero Namor]] feel out a potential alliance with Magneto against the rest of the world if they are ever turned on.

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** Chapter 80 has [[AntiHero Namor]] Namor]], who's first and foremost concerned with protecting Atlantis, feel out a potential alliance with Magneto against the rest of the world if they are ever turned on.



** And then there's Doctor Strange, who seems to be manipulating the hell out of ''everyone'' and is unequivocally 'up to something', but no one has even the faintest idea what that something is, until Chapter 80 of ''Child of the Storm'' reveals that he's preparing Earth to go up against Thanos. Confused yet?

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** Voldemort [[spoiler: takes over Wormtail's body and, now that he has a physical body once more, goes off to learn from Selene.]] Both of them are interested in the ''Word of Kemmler,'' and planning to betray the other. And, of course, Voldemort is trying to kill Harry, but knows better than to try and face him flat-out.
** And then there's Doctor Strange, who seems to be who's manipulating the hell out of ''everyone'' and is unequivocally 'up to something', but no one has even the faintest idea what that something is, until Chapter 80 of ''Child of the Storm'' reveals that he's preparing Earth to go up against Thanos. Confused yet?
30th Oct '17 2:13:31 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, [[EvilSorcerer Daolon Wong]] becomes TheStarscream to Phobos, [[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, [[EvilSorcerer Daolon Wong]] becomes TheStarscream to Phobos, [[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. And then there's also the [[EldritchAbomination Cavalcade of Horrors]] and [[UltimateEvil their master]], who are implied to be using all of the above as pawns in a larger plot.
9th Oct '17 10:54:44 AM DarkPhoenix94
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** Then we have Baron Von Strucker, who wants to restore HYDRA to the status it possessed during WWII. [[spoiler: He is eliminated in chapter 50 for incompetence and threatening Narcissa by Lucius Malfoy.]]
** Lucius Malfoy, who is sick of being afraid and wants to make everyone else afraid of him, while protecting his family. Oh, and he wants revenge on Fury. To this end, he seeks to bring down the Avengers and [[spoiler: fuse HYDRA and the Death Eaters into a gestalt entity under his sole command. In chapter 50, he succeeds and prepares for the next step - the destruction of any and all potential threats to HYDRA, starting with the Avengers]]. Then, in chapter 74 he graduates to full on EvilOverlord when [[spoiler: he succeeds in neutralising the Avengers, destroying Avengers Tower and effectively has the world at his mercy. By chapter 77, however, this has all fallen apart and he's scuttled off to find a rock to hide under.]]
** Gravemoss [[OmnicidalManiac wants to kill everything]] and rule over a universe of the dead. Cue [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder backstabbing]]. Eventually, in chapter 76, [[spoiler: he finds out that EvilIsNotAToy, gets possessed by Chthon, then possibly vaporised by an Infinite Mass Punch from Jean-Paul. Or blasted somewhere past Jupiter. No one's really sure.]]
** Alexander Pierce, meanwhile, seems pretty comfortable with just going with the flow. For now. [[spoiler: Chapter 76 has him stab Lucius in the back by cheerfully asserting that what Nick Fury does in his free time - raise another team of Avengers and work with Jane Foster to find and crush HYDRA - is not his business, before hanging up.]] Then, [[spoiler: it turns out that Fury was tracing the call and catches him red-handed. In ''Ghosts of the Past'', he is seen extending his life by keeping as many secrets to himself as he can, making himself more useful alive than dead.]]
** Dealing with all of these is Nick Fury, who's trying (and, to be fair, mostly succeeding) to crush HYDRA and is gunning for Lucius Malfoy in particular, [[ItsPersonal because he has a score to settle,]] while simultaneously trying to limit Loki's influence (it's not that he thinks that Loki's evil, it's just that he's got a job to do. And he doesn't trust him). By chapter 80 of ''Child of the Storm'', [[spoiler: he's got Malfoy on the run, HYDRA in ruins, and has not only found Pierce, but got him in a lock up, with a purge of HYDRA to follow.]]
** His protégé, Agent (later Director) Wisdom [[spoiler: a.k.a. Regulus Black]], is masterminding the defence of Britain and, seemingly, the creation of a British Avengers team in the form of Excalibur, occasionally black mailing Wanda Maximoff into helping out. He's also trying [[spoiler: to ensure that MI13 supplants the Ministry as the prime handler of matters supernatural and superhuman, poaching staff members and seeking to bring it to heel. On top of that, he's implied to be after the Department of Mysteries]].
** 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 12 of ''Ghosts of the Past'', an enduring mystery.
** Dumbledore is rapidly rearranging his plans to bring down the Death Eaters and prevent Voldemort's return in response to the ever changing Status Quo.
** 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. 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.]]
** Magneto is lurking on the edge of things and keeping an eye on events. In chapter 77 [[spoiler: he makes his long awaited appearance in the form of a BigDamnHeroes moment when crumples HYDRA's wounded but still deadly helicarrier, the ''Dreadnought'', like tinfoil]].
** [[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.]]
** Alison Carter, the much younger sister of Peggy [[spoiler: (actually, daughter of Peggy and Steve)]], is nominally retired, but practically speaking playing spy games.

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** Then we have Baron Von Strucker, who wants to restore HYDRA to the status it possessed during WWII. [[spoiler: He is eliminated in chapter 50 for incompetence and threatening Narcissa by Lucius Malfoy.]]
Malfoy.
** Lucius Malfoy, who is sick of being afraid and wants to make everyone else afraid of him, while protecting his family. Oh, and he wants revenge on Fury. To this end, he seeks to bring down the Avengers and [[spoiler: fuse HYDRA and the Death Eaters into a gestalt entity under his sole command. In chapter 50, he succeeds and prepares for the next step - the destruction of any and all potential threats to HYDRA, starting with the Avengers]]. Avengers. Then, in chapter 74 he graduates to full on EvilOverlord when [[spoiler: he succeeds in neutralising the Avengers, destroying Avengers Tower Tower]] and effectively has the world at his mercy. By chapter 77, however, this has all fallen apart and he's scuttled off to find a rock to hide under.]]
under.
** Gravemoss [[OmnicidalManiac wants to kill everything]] and rule over a universe of the dead. Cue [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder backstabbing]]. Eventually, in chapter 76, [[spoiler: 76, he finds out that EvilIsNotAToy, gets possessed by Chthon, [[spoiler: Chthon,]] then possibly vaporised by [[spoiler: an Infinite Mass Punch from Jean-Paul. Jean-Paul.]] Or blasted somewhere past Jupiter. No one's really sure.]]
sure.
** Alexander Pierce, meanwhile, seems pretty comfortable with just going with the flow. For now. [[spoiler: Chapter 76 has him stab Lucius in the back by cheerfully asserting that what Nick Fury does in his free time - [[spoiler: raise another team of Avengers and work with Jane Foster to find and crush HYDRA HYDRA]] - is not his business, before hanging up.]] up. Then, [[spoiler: it turns out that Fury was tracing the call and catches him red-handed. In ''Ghosts of the Past'', he is seen extending his life by keeping as many secrets to himself as he can, making himself more useful alive than dead.]]
dead.
** Dealing with all of these is Nick Fury, who's trying (and, to be fair, mostly succeeding) to crush HYDRA and is gunning for Lucius Malfoy in particular, [[ItsPersonal because he has a score to settle,]] while simultaneously trying to limit Loki's influence (it's not that he thinks that Loki's evil, it's just that he's got a job to do. And he doesn't trust him). By chapter 80 of ''Child of the Storm'', [[spoiler: he's got Malfoy on the run, HYDRA in ruins, and has not only found Pierce, but got him in a lock up, with a purge of HYDRA to follow.]]
follow.
*** By ''Ghosts of the Past'', his focus has shifted to dealing with the Red Room.
** His protégé, Agent (later Director) Wisdom [[spoiler: a.k.a. Regulus Black]], is masterminding the defence of Britain and, seemingly, the creation of a British Avengers team in the form of Excalibur, occasionally black mailing Wanda Maximoff into helping out. He's also trying [[spoiler: to ensure that MI13 [=MI13=] supplants the Ministry as the prime handler of matters supernatural and superhuman, poaching staff members and seeking to bring it to heel. On top of that, he's implied to be after the Department of Mysteries]].
Mysteries.
*** By ''Ghosts of the Past'', he's the ManBehindTheMan for muggle Britain, and is gunning for magical Britain too.
** 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 12 18 of ''Ghosts of the Past'', an enduring mystery.
** Dumbledore is rapidly rearranging his plans to bring down the Death Eaters and prevent Voldemort's return in response to the ever changing Status Quo.Quo, while also protecting Harry and the rest of his students to the best of his ability.
** 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. Jean. The latter is a case of IDidWhatIHadToDo, as it's shown that he's very much unhappy with it.it, and in chapter 67, it's revealed to be a Predestination Paradox - he had to keep them apart because he had been specifically warned to by a time travelling [[spoiler: future Harry]].
*** 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.]]
** Magneto is lurking on the edge of things and keeping an eye on events. In chapter 77 [[spoiler: he makes his long awaited appearance in the form of a BigDamnHeroes moment when he crumples HYDRA's [[spoiler: wounded but still deadly helicarrier, the ''Dreadnought'', ''Dreadnought'',]] like tinfoil]].
tinfoil. As of ''Ghosts of the Past'', he's taking a more active role in protecting Mutantkind.
** [[spoiler: Mister Doctor Nathaniel Essex a.k.a. 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 - Jean's twin sister who he stole at birth, faking her death, and raised as a LivingWeapon - to subdue them, as part of a scheme with the Red Room.]]
** Alison Carter, the much younger sister of Peggy [[spoiler: (actually, daughter of Peggy and Steve)]], is nominally retired, but practically speaking playing spy games. As of ''Ghosts of the Past'', she's come out of retirement in earnest and reclaimed her rank as Deputy Director of SHIELD (this time jointly with Maria Hill).



** Odin is mostly operating on a hands off basis, leaving his sons to do what they do best, but has put a number of his servants into play, with Freki and Geri (his wolves) protecting Harry, Huginn and Muninn occasionally advising him and Sif and the Warriors Three taking part in a little monster hunting, while keeping an eye out for an opportunity to get even with Thanos for what he did to Loki (it wasn't mind control, but it wasn't pleasant) and to [[spoiler: Krypton]].
** [[spoiler: The Phoenix Force,]] meanwhile, has decided that she likes Harry for reasons that are as yet unexplained, and is stated to be the source of Harry's protection.

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** Odin is mostly operating on a hands off basis, leaving his sons to do what they do best, but has put a number of his servants into play, with Freki and Geri (his wolves) protecting Harry, Huginn and Muninn occasionally advising him and Sif and the Warriors Three taking part in a little monster hunting, while keeping an eye out for an opportunity to get even with Thanos for what he did to Loki (it wasn't mind control, but it wasn't pleasant) and to Krypton. As of ''Ghosts of the Past'', this now involves [[spoiler: Krypton]].
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trying to manage circumstances to protect his grandson from himself and the power of the Phoenix that resides within him]] and forestalling the return of [[spoiler: Surtur]]].
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The Phoenix Force,]] Force, meanwhile, has decided that she likes Harry for reasons that are as yet unexplained, and is stated to be the source of Harry's protection.



** Meanwhile [[spoiler: Chthon schemes to bring about his return to the universe through the Darkhold]].
** And, as of Chapter 60, [[spoiler: the Winter Soldier has shaken off his brainwashing, performed a HeelFaceTurn and is now acting as a secret mole inside HYDRA for the good guys]].

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** Meanwhile [[spoiler: Chthon schemes to bring about his return to the universe through the Darkhold]].
Darkhold.
** And, as of Chapter 60, [[spoiler: the Winter Soldier has shaken off his brainwashing, performed a HeelFaceTurn and is now acting as a secret mole inside HYDRA for the good guys]]. Then in chapter 74, he [[spoiler: is caught out and brainwashed again.]] Finally, he makes a full and permanent HeelFaceTurn in chapter 77.



** 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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** 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.]]]] He ultimately succeeds.



** And then there's Doctor Strange, who seems to be manipulating the hell out of ''everyone'' and is unequivocally 'up to something', but no one has even the faintest idea what that something is. Chapter 80 of ''Child of the Storm'' reveals that [[spoiler: he's preparing Earth to go up against Thanos.]] Confused yet?

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** And then there's Doctor Strange, who seems to be manipulating the hell out of ''everyone'' and is unequivocally 'up to something', but no one has even the faintest idea what that something is. is, until Chapter 80 of ''Child of the Storm'' reveals that [[spoiler: he's preparing Earth to go up against Thanos.]] Thanos. Confused yet?
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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]].

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* Volume ''LightNovel/TheUnexploredSummonBloodSign'':
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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]].Kyousuke]].
** Volume 7 takes this UpToEleven. Kyousuke's side and Bridesmaid reappear, with the same goals as before. However, two of Bridesmaid's members, Olivia and Doctor S, have their own plans. Olivia wants [[spoiler:Kyousuke and the Queen to get together again]], while Doctor S [[spoiler:is in it for the thrills, and doesn't care who wins in the end]]. The White Queen (still with her previous goal) [[spoiler:disguises herself as the GirlOfTheWeek to sabotage Kyousuke's efforts... except then it turns out that she wanted him to succeed at beating her. By losing to the new weapon Kyousuke created, said weapon would become an even greater threat to the world than she was, forcing Kyousuke to ally with her]].
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