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13th Feb '18 4:20:19 PM ZimFan89
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* The Showa era of the ''[[{{Franchise/Kamen Rider}} Kamen Rider]]'' features the Great Leader, who usually remains hidden for most of the series before revealing himself in the finale.

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* The Showa era of the ''[[{{Franchise/Kamen Rider}} Kamen Rider]]'' ''Franchise/KamenRider'' features the Great Leader, who usually remains hidden for most of the series before revealing himself in the finale.



* ''Series/{{Stargate SG1}}'': The mysterious backer of all the attempts to loot off-world sites and waylay the second Stargate isn't revealed until half the series' run was over as The Committee, and they aren't at all what the Stargate Command was expecting. The organization reformed itself later without a single, clear leader.

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* ''Series/{{Stargate SG1}}'': ''Series/StargateSG1'': The mysterious backer of all the attempts to loot off-world sites and waylay the second Stargate isn't revealed until half halfway through the series' run was over series as The the Committee, and they aren't at all what the Stargate Command was expecting. The organization reformed itself into the Trust later without a single, clear leader.leader.
* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'': As Season 6 goes on, it becomes increasingly clear that the apparent new BigBad, Cayden James, is an UnwittingPawn of someone else, who's manipulated him into thinking that Green Arrow killed his son and sent him on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against Team Arrow. Midway through the season, it's revealed that this person is [[spoiler: Ricardo Diaz, one of James' own supposed underlings]].
17th Jan '18 12:39:59 PM BadKarma
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A situation where a StoryArc contains a BigBad who’s identity is not known until [[TheReveal much later]]. This could be a result of the heroes going against TheFaceless, requiring only a look under the mask to understand everything. In most cases, this is an {{inver|tedTrope}}sion of the HiddenAgendaVillain, where we know that something bad is happening and the DrivingQuestion is the one behind it all.

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A situation where a StoryArc contains a BigBad who’s whose identity is not known until [[TheReveal much later]]. This could be a result of the heroes going against TheFaceless, requiring only a look under the mask to understand everything. In most cases, this is an {{inver|tedTrope}}sion of the HiddenAgendaVillain, where we know that something bad is happening and the DrivingQuestion is the one behind it all.
14th Jan '18 9:15:37 PM Valkyr
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* ''VideoGame/HorizonZeroDawn'': Whatever hacked the HADES AI into becoming an OmnicidalManiac, as it is revealed that the Override hacking power was not an Old One creation and in fact an alien one. Which actually makes sense, [[spoiler:as such an ability would have clearly turned the tide of the Human-Faro war]].

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* ''VideoGame/HorizonZeroDawn'': Whatever hacked sent the HADES AI into becoming an OmnicidalManiac, as it is revealed signal that the Override hacking power was not an Old One creation and in fact an alien one. Which actually makes sense, [[spoiler:as such an ability would have clearly turned the tide of the Human-Faro war]].GAIA's subfunctions into independent entities.
11th Jan '18 2:33:31 PM Derkhan
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* The Crippled God, BigBad of the ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'', was only introduced in person in the third book, though in hindsight he'd been pretty heavily foreshadowed in the first two.

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* The Crippled God, the BigBad of the ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'', was is only introduced in person in the third book, though in hindsight he'd been he is pretty heavily foreshadowed in the first two.
26th Dec '17 6:34:24 PM ghidorah15
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* Pictured above: the BigBad of the Film/JamesBond movie ''Film/{{Spectre}} is Franz Oberhauser, who only appears briefly early in the film, but his true name ([[spoiler:[[CanonCharacterAllAlong Ernst]] [[HijackedByGanon Stavro Blofeld]]]]) isn't revealed near the climax.

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* Pictured above: the BigBad of the Film/JamesBond movie ''Film/{{Spectre}} ''Film/{{Spectre}}'' is Franz Oberhauser, who only briefly appears briefly early in the film, but his true name ([[spoiler:[[CanonCharacterAllAlong Ernst]] [[HijackedByGanon Stavro Blofeld]]]]) isn't revealed until his later appearance near the climax.
16th Dec '17 10:40:36 PM MasterN
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A situation where a BigBad exists in the StoryArc, but his identity is not known until [[TheReveal much later]]. This could be a result of the heroes going against TheFaceless, requiring only a look under the mask to understand everything. In most cases, this is an {{inver|tedTrope}}sion of the HiddenAgendaVillain, where we know that something bad is happening and the DrivingQuestion is the one behind it all.

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A situation where a StoryArc contains a BigBad exists in the StoryArc, but his who’s identity is not known until [[TheReveal much later]]. This could be a result of the heroes going against TheFaceless, requiring only a look under the mask to understand everything. In most cases, this is an {{inver|tedTrope}}sion of the HiddenAgendaVillain, where we know that something bad is happening and the DrivingQuestion is the one behind it all.
13th Dec '17 4:52:46 PM Njein
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* Pictured above: the BigBad of the Film/JamesBond movie ''Film/{{Spectre}} is Franz Oberhauser, who only appears briefly early in the film, but his true name ([[spoiler:[[CanonCharacterAllAlong Ernst]] [[HijackedByGanon Stavro Blofeld]]]]) isn't revealed near the climax.
29th Nov '17 4:44:06 PM MasterN
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* ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'' has Monokuma as the facade of the main villain, but as a robot, he has to be controlled by someone. [[spoiler:At the end of the game, we find out that someone is Junko Enoshima, who was FakingTheDead throughout the game.]]

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* ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'' has an interesting example: While Monokuma as is the BigBad, [[spoiler: he is a robot facade of the main villain, but as a robot, he has to be true mastermind controlled by someone. [[spoiler:At At the end of the game, we find out that someone is Junko Enoshima, who was FakingTheDead throughout the game.]]
29th Nov '17 4:34:25 PM MasterN
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* [[spoiler: Miyo Takano]] from ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'', who only reveals her status as BigBad late into the 7th novel. However, clever readers could identify the truth as early as the 3rd novel due to cryptic hints.

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* [[spoiler: Miyo Takano]] from ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'', who only reveals her status as BigBad themself [[spoiler: late into the 7th novel.novel]]. However, clever readers could identify the truth as early as the 3rd novel due to cryptic hints.
30th Oct '17 1:47:41 PM morenohijazo
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* ''WebVideo/{{Petscop}}'': In video 5, a character named "Marvin" is revealed, who is described as hitting a child, Mike, with a tool for having his PlayStation on. From this it can be assumed he is an evil person, but there is not much else known about Marvin. In video 8, however, a representation of Marvin seems to appear -- and he looks the exact same as the player character's sprite, but with some sort of green object replacing/covering the head.
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