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23rd May '18 12:11:42 PM Prometheus117
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* ''Literature/HaloTheColeProtocol'' can be summed up as about half a dozen different agendas smashing into each other at the climax of the book and everyone trying to crawl out of the ensuring chaos with at least ''some'' of their objectives intact. There are three major sides with two major players in each (UNSC: Commander Jacob Keyes and SPARTAN Gray Team, the Insurrection: Delgado and Bonifacio, and the Covenant: the Elite Thel 'Vadamee and the Jackal Reth) and all either are enemies or reluctantly trust the other.
15th May '18 5:18:03 PM MasterFuzzy
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** 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.

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** 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 77.77, joining the Avengers as an associate member and [[BodyguardingABadass bodyguard]] and [[SenseiForScoundrels mentor]] to Harry.



** Dracula shows up in the sequel, looking to [[spoiler: drain Carol's blood so as to make himself, and therefore every new vampire he sires from then on, immune to sunlight.]] Harry, the Avengers, and a few other friends and allies put a stop to that.



* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' novel ''Small Favor,'' you have Nicodemus Archleone and the Fallen, working to kidnap Marcone and turn him. Then both Queens of Faerie get involved, leading to the Gruffs trying to kill Harry while Mab recruits him to recover Marcone. Then Harry calls in Ivy, who promptly ''also'' gets captured by the Fallen (who, it's speculated, [[BatmanGambit knew he would do this]], or at the very least [[XanatosSpeedChess took advantage of it]]), leading to Harry pulling a BatmanGambit on the Denarians in return. And ''then'' it all turns out to have been a BatmanGambit by [[spoiler: Uriel, Heaven's spymaster, who is only allowed to get involved when mortal free will is on the line.]]
** The following novel only takes it UpToEleven, being essentially a series of interlocking gambits from (deep breath) Harry, Lara Raith, Madeline Raith, [[spoiler: Peabody]], the Senior Council, and the skinwalker. Harry manages to OutGambit ''everyone'' and catch the traitor in the White Council, though it's YMMV on whether or not TheBadGuyWins in the end.



** "The Curse of Fenric" has ArcWelding which reveals events from the past two seasons were orchestrated by [[EldritchAbomination Fenric]], who caused the time storm to transport Ace to Iceworld in the future so she could start travelling with the Doctor and eventually help his plan to defeat the Doctor. Fenric is also trying to perform a StableTimeLoop which will create an alternate timeline. However the 7th Doctor claims he took Ace with him as he recognised Fenric's influence. Ace claims it's like a game where only he knows the rules. Though with 7 it is debatable how much he is TheChessmaster or whether he is good at XanatosSpeedChess.

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** "The Curse of Fenric" has ArcWelding which reveals events from the past two seasons were orchestrated by [[EldritchAbomination Fenric]], who caused the time storm to transport Ace to Iceworld in the future so she could start travelling with the Doctor and eventually help his plan to defeat the Doctor. Fenric is also trying to perform a StableTimeLoop which will create an alternate timeline. However the 7th Doctor claims he took Ace with him as he recognised Fenric's influence. Ace claims it's like a game where only he knows the rules. Though with 7 the Doctor, as ever, it is debatable how much he is TheChessmaster or whether he is good at XanatosSpeedChess.
11th May '18 12:20:57 PM ShireNomad
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* The standard state of affairs in ''Series/{{Gotham}}'', with numerous criminals, conspirators, and maniacs constantly fighting for control of the city and/or for revenge on someone within. To take down whichever one is currently the most immediate problem, James Gordon frequently finds himself [[LesserOfTwoEvils allied with another criminal]], only to have to worry about ''that'' one being (momentarily) on top down the road.

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* The standard state of affairs in ''Series/{{Gotham}}'', with numerous criminals, conspirators, and maniacs constantly fighting for control of the city and/or for revenge on someone within. To take down whichever one is currently the most immediate problem, James Gordon frequently finds himself [[LesserOfTwoEvils allied with another criminal]], villain]], only to have to worry about ''that'' one being (momentarily) on climbing to the top down once the road.opposition is gone... or about a [[HiddenAgendaVillain third group who was quietly planning something in the background the entire time]].
26th Apr '18 12:51:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/TheDamned'' has each member of a German steel family scheming to take over the company and curry favor with the Nazis. Murder, blackmail, backstabbing and other shenanigans ensue with increasingly convoluted results.

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* ''Film/TheDamned'' ''Film/TheDamned1969'' has each member of a German steel family scheming to take over the company and curry favor with the Nazis. Murder, blackmail, backstabbing and other shenanigans ensue with increasingly convoluted results.
25th Apr '18 5:26:49 PM FordPrefect
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** One faction has the special ability to guess the eventual winner and the turn of their victory before the game starts. If they are correct then right before the game ends they reveal their prediction and win *instead* of (not in addition too) the original winner. So do you accept their help? The game is full of stuff like this.

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** One faction has the special ability to guess the eventual winner and the turn of their victory before the game starts. If they are correct correct, then right before the game ends ends, they reveal their prediction and win *instead* ''instead'' of (not in addition too) to) the original winner. So do you accept their help? The game is full of stuff like this.
23rd Apr '18 3:31:52 PM Dravencour
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* ''Theatre/TheLionInWinter''. King Henry wants John to be the next King. Queen Eleanor wants it to be Richard. Geoffrey wants it for himself, and plots with John to betray Henry to King Phillip of France while simultaneously plotting against them with Richard. Phillip, meanwhile, wants to hurt Henry for disrespecting his own father for so many years and so plots with and against the rest of them simultaneously. And so on and so forth.

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* ''Theatre/TheLionInWinter''. King Henry wants John to be the next King. Queen Eleanor wants it to be Richard. Geoffrey wants it the throne for himself, and plots with John to betray Henry to King Phillip of France while simultaneously plotting against them with Richard. Phillip, meanwhile, wants to hurt Henry for disrespecting his own father for so many years and so plots with and against the rest of them simultaneously. And so on and so forth.
11th Apr '18 7:43:36 AM ShireNomad
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* The second ''Fanfic/UltimateVideoRumble'' kicks off with no less than four villain groups -- [[Franchise/StreetFighter Shadaloo]], [[Franchise/MortalKombat the Outworld]], [[VideoGame/KillerInstinct Ultratech]] (temporarily) allied with [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters Rugal Bernstein]], and [[VideoGame/SamuraiShodown Mizuki Rashojin]] (for the moment) allied with [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Pyron]] -- actively trying to capture Haohmaru's soul, each hiring and/or forcing still more competitors into assisting. The heroes spend several chapters just trying to work out who's working with who, and [[spoiler:it turns out this entire part of the pileup is itself a BatmanGambit of Demitri, who tipped everyone off and counts on them to wear down Haohmaru, the good guys, and each other while he slips in]]. Meanwhile, the Lin Kuei are gunning for Sub-Zero, Saishuu Kusanagi is trying to corrupt his son as always, [[VideoGame/MarvelSuperHeroes Doctor Doom]] [[spoiler:gets inconveniently stuck in Jago's body]], and [[ToBeAMaster some competitors don't give a crap about any of this and just want to win the tournament]].
** The third Rumble is even more chaotic, with [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters the Orochi power]], [[VideoGame/MarvelSuperHeroes the Infinity Gauntlet]], [[VideoGame/SoulSeries the Soul Edge]], and [[VideoGame/MaceTheDarkAge the Mace of Tanis]] all being targeted for capture/exploitation by one or more villain groups. ...also a lot of people are ''extremely'' annoyed at Demitri. Several of these pursuits independently continue straight through to the finale.

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* The second ''Fanfic/UltimateVideoRumble'' kicks off with no less than four villain groups -- [[Franchise/StreetFighter Shadaloo]], [[Franchise/MortalKombat the Outworld]], [[VideoGame/KillerInstinct Ultratech]] (temporarily) allied with [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters Rugal Bernstein]], and [[VideoGame/SamuraiShodown Mizuki Rashojin]] (for the moment) allied with [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Pyron]] -- actively trying to capture Haohmaru's soul, each hiring and/or forcing still more competitors into assisting. The heroes spend several chapters just trying to work out who's working with who, and [[spoiler:it turns out this entire part of the pileup is itself a BatmanGambit of Demitri, who tipped everyone off (heroes included) with just enough information to get them to act, and counts on them all to wear down Haohmaru, the good guys, and each other and Haohmaru down while he slips in]]. Meanwhile, the [[Franchise/MortalKombat Lin Kuei are gunning for Sub-Zero, Sub-Zero]], [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters Saishuu Kusanagi is trying to corrupt his son son]] as always, [[VideoGame/MarvelSuperHeroes Doctor Doom]] [[spoiler:gets inconveniently stuck in [[VideoGame/KillerInstinct Jago's body]], body]] (ItMakesSenseInContext)]], and [[ToBeAMaster [[SpiritedCompetitor some competitors don't give a crap about any of this and just want to win the tournament]].
** The third Rumble is even more chaotic, with [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters the Orochi power]], chaotic. Take a deep breath: [[VideoGame/MarvelSuperHeroes the Infinity Gauntlet]], Gems]], [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters the Orochi source]], [[VideoGame/SoulSeries the Soul Edge]], and [[VideoGame/MaceTheDarkAge the Mace of Tanis]] are all being targeted for capture/exploitation by one or more villain groups. ...also villains; [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters Iori]] and [[VideoGame/SamuraiShodown Amakusa]] are stealing the elemental force of all the [[PlayingWithFire fire-projectile competitors]]; [[EvilTwin EX]] [[VideoGame/FatalFury Andy Bogard]] is ruining his counterpart's life ForTheEvulz; [[VideoGame/TimeKillers Rancid]] is accidentally "[[BlessedWithSuck enhanced]]" with [[VideoGame/WarGods the Ore]] and wants it out of him; demons are trying to grab the souls of [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters Ryo]], [[VideoGame/VirtuaFighter Jeffrey]], and/or [[VideoGame/StreetFighter Guy]]... oh, and a lot of people are ''extremely'' annoyed at Demitri. Several ''really'' have it out for [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Demitri]]. Also [[VideoGame/{{Tekken}} Eddy Gordo]]. Most of these pursuits independently continue plots continue, tripping over each other repeatedly, straight through to the finale.
7th Apr '18 12:30:40 AM iroanxi
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* ''Fanfic/AllGuardsmenParty'': One of the reasons so many people died in the back story of the "The Interplanetary Man of Mystery" was because there were a half dozen factions running around trying to kill each other or obstructing each other's work.
2nd Apr '18 11:18:46 AM ShireNomad
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* The second ''Fanfic/UltimateVideoRumble'' kicks off with no less than four villain groups -- [[Franchise/StreetFighter Shadaloo]], [[Franchise/MortalKombat the Outworld]], [[VideoGame/KillerInstinct Ultratech]] (temporarily) allied with [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters Rugal Bernstein]], and [[VideoGame/SamuraiShodown Mizuki Rashojin]] (for the moment) allied with [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Pyron]] -- actively trying to capture Haohmaru's soul, each hiring and/or forcing still more competitors into assisting. The heroes spend several chapters just trying to work out who's working with who. Also, the Lin Kuei are gunning for Sub-Zero, Saisyu Kusanagi is trying to corrupt his son as always, and [[ToBeAMaster some competitors don't give a crap about any of this and just want to win the tournament]].

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* The second ''Fanfic/UltimateVideoRumble'' kicks off with no less than four villain groups -- [[Franchise/StreetFighter Shadaloo]], [[Franchise/MortalKombat the Outworld]], [[VideoGame/KillerInstinct Ultratech]] (temporarily) allied with [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters Rugal Bernstein]], and [[VideoGame/SamuraiShodown Mizuki Rashojin]] (for the moment) allied with [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Pyron]] -- actively trying to capture Haohmaru's soul, each hiring and/or forcing still more competitors into assisting. The heroes spend several chapters just trying to work out who's working with who. Also, who, and [[spoiler:it turns out this entire part of the pileup is itself a BatmanGambit of Demitri, who tipped everyone off and counts on them to wear down Haohmaru, the good guys, and each other while he slips in]]. Meanwhile, the Lin Kuei are gunning for Sub-Zero, Saisyu Saishuu Kusanagi is trying to corrupt his son as always, [[VideoGame/MarvelSuperHeroes Doctor Doom]] [[spoiler:gets inconveniently stuck in Jago's body]], and [[ToBeAMaster some competitors don't give a crap about any of this and just want to win the tournament]].
1st Apr '18 11:46:06 AM Prometheus117
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* In ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'', several of the villains don't even know about each other. For example, Amata Kihara and Vento of the Front attack Academy City on two fronts, and end up getting in each others' way when they meet. A great example is Volume 15 of the light novels, in which all five of Academy City's secret enforcement groups (GROUP, ITEM, SCHOOL, MEMBER, and BLOCK) stumble into each other's plans and it turns into a city-wide battle royale that involves no fewer than ''three'' [[PersonOfMassDestruction Level 5 Espers]] and several sorcerers. Everyone's acting at cross-purposes, and keeping track of what's going on and what everyone's objectives are can get ''very'' confusing. [[spoiler:At the end of the day, only GROUP remains intact and functional.]]

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* In ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'', several of the villains don't even know about each other. For example, Amata Kihara and Vento of the Front attack Academy City on two fronts, and end up getting in each others' way when they meet. A great example is Volume 15 of the light novels, in which all five of Academy City's secret enforcement groups (GROUP, ITEM, SCHOOL, MEMBER, and BLOCK) stumble into each other's plans and it turns into a city-wide battle royale that involves no fewer than ''three'' [[PersonOfMassDestruction Level 5 Espers]] and several sorcerers.sorcerers who have their own plans and use the chaos to their advantage. Everyone's acting at cross-purposes, and keeping track of what's going on and what everyone's objectives are can get ''very'' confusing. [[spoiler:At the end of the day, day and when the dust settles, only GROUP remains intact and functional.functional, though ITEM is eventually able to reform.]]
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