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15th Jan '18 2:22:21 PM Ninamarie124
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13th Jan '18 10:06:48 AM AlienPatch
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* Occurs in ''Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren''.
** While it wasn't surprising, as Sephiroth was heavily featured in promotional materials, he didn't show up until the last 15 minutes of the movie to hijack it from the Remnants (bonus points for quite literally hijacking Kadaj's body in the process).
** Also in the compilation, ''VideoGame/DirgeOfCerberus''. Vincent fights the Tsviets, but the true villain of the story is [[spoiler:Hojo possessing Weiss]]. Bonus points again for a literal hijacking.
** The entire compilation turns Hojo into this. With Sephiroth receiving a sympathetic backstory and Hojo being the direct or indirect cause of much of the plots, he's honestly the real big bad.
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* Occurs in ''Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren''.
** While it wasn't surprising, as Sephiroth was heavily featured in promotional materials, he didn't show up until the last 15 minutes of the movie to hijack it from the Remnants (bonus points for quite literally hijacking Kadaj's body in the process).
** Also in the compilation, ''VideoGame/DirgeOfCerberus''. Vincent fights the Tsviets, but the true villain of the story is [[spoiler:Hojo possessing Weiss]]. Bonus points again for a literal hijacking.
** The entire compilation turns Hojo into this. With Sephiroth receiving a sympathetic backstory and Hojo being the direct or indirect cause of much of the plots, he's honestly the real big bad.
12th Jan '18 11:08:58 AM erforce
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* The Film/JamesBond movie ''Film/{{Spectre}}'' features the return of SPECTRE, the NebulousEvilOrganization from the early Bond films and later novels. The movie reveals [[spoiler:that SPECTRE was the true power behind, or was at least strongly connected to, QUANTUM, the organization whose agents served as the villains of the first two Craig-era movies, ''Film/{{Casino Royale 2006}}'' and ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'', as well as Raoul Silva from ''Film/{{Skyfall}}''. However, this trope only applies out-of-universe. The soft ContinuityReboot that occurred in ''Casino Royale'' means that this is the first time James Bond fights SPECTRE in this continuity.]]

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* The Film/JamesBond ''Film/JamesBond'' movie ''Film/{{Spectre}}'' features the return of SPECTRE, the NebulousEvilOrganization from the early Bond films and later novels. The movie reveals [[spoiler:that SPECTRE was the true power behind, or was at least strongly connected to, QUANTUM, the organization whose agents served as the villains of the first two Craig-era movies, ''Film/{{Casino Royale 2006}}'' and ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'', as well as Raoul Silva from ''Film/{{Skyfall}}''. However, this trope only applies out-of-universe. The soft ContinuityReboot that occurred in ''Casino Royale'' means that this is the first time James Bond fights SPECTRE in this continuity.]]
11th Jan '18 2:46:32 PM Derkhan
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* In-universe example -- the main threat for most of ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' is [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds the Crippled God]], but in the last few books, his power is usurped [[spoiler:by the Forkrul Assail, a KnightTemplar race of AbusivePrecursors, who intend to use it to scour the world of humanity, which they see as unsalvageably corrupt]]. While [[spoiler:the Forkrul Assail]] hadn't previously appeared as villains in the books themselves, they were a threat from the world's prehistory, so many of the characters, particularly the immortals, see it as this trope.

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* In-universe example -- the main threat for most of the ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' is [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds the Crippled God]], but in the last few books, his power is usurped [[spoiler:by the Forkrul Assail, a KnightTemplar race of AbusivePrecursors, who intend to use it to scour the world of humanity, which they see as unsalvageably corrupt]]. While [[spoiler:the Forkrul Assail]] hadn't previously appeared as villains in the books themselves, they were a threat from the world's prehistory, so many of the characters, particularly the immortals, see it as this trope.
7th Jan '18 8:45:19 PM ThatFanwiththeGlasses
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* Often in ''Franchise/DanganRonpa'' with [[spoiler:Junko Enoshima]].

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* Often in ''Franchise/DanganRonpa'' with [[spoiler:Junko Enoshima]].Enoshima]], which is impressive considering [[spoiler:she died in the first game]].
21st Dec '17 12:42:31 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** Orochimaru does this during part one of the anime's interminable filler seasons - they even retcon Mizuki, from the first chapter, into having been operating under the orders of the aforesaid baddie.

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** Orochimaru does this during part one of the anime's interminable filler seasons - they even retcon Mizuki, from the first chapter, into having been operating under the orders of the aforesaid baddie.Orochimaru.



* ''FanFic/TheEquestrianWindMage'' actually [[InvertedTrope inverts]] this in regards to the {{Trope Namer|s}} -- while Ganon is the main apparent threat in Season 2, it's only because [[GreaterScopeVillain Majora's]] followers engineer his awakening in Equestria instead of Hyrule so that A) he'll be out of their way, B) he'll serve as a distraction to Equestria's heroes, and C) said heroes will deal with him and eliminate the competition for them. Also, it's repeatedly mentioned that Ganon is ultimately just a puppet of Demise's reincarnated hatred. [[spoiler:During the FinalBattle, Demise is resurrected out of Ganon, acting as the TrueFinalBoss.]]

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* ''FanFic/TheEquestrianWindMage'' actually [[InvertedTrope inverts]] this in regards to the {{Trope Namer|s}} -- while Ganon is the main apparent threat in Season 2, it's only because [[GreaterScopeVillain Majora's]] followers engineer his awakening in Equestria instead of Hyrule so that A) he'll be out of their way, B) he'll serve as a distraction to Equestria's heroes, and C) said heroes they will deal with him and eliminate the competition for them. Also, it's repeatedly mentioned that Ganon is ultimately just a puppet of Demise's reincarnated hatred. [[spoiler:During the FinalBattle, Demise is resurrected out of Ganon, acting as the TrueFinalBoss.]]



** Also used for Olaf's many minions, at least one of whom always accompanies him in his schemes. Weirdly, the children never really are able to recognize ''them'' until the very end, despite the fact that the children are usually told that said minions just showed up in the area recently and they quickly notice suspicious characteristics about them. [[spoiler:For example, the Foreman with the bad wig turns out to be the Bald Man With The Big Nose, the doctor with the "unusually solid hands" turns out to be the Hook-Handed Man, and Officer Lucinda with her "lipsticked smile" turns out to be Esme Squalor]]. It's not until the end of the book that the identities are revealed, which leads to the siblings inevitably trusting the newly-captured Olaf into the hands of the kind, innocent doctor or police officer that they just met.

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** Also used for Olaf's many minions, at least one of whom always accompanies him in his schemes. Weirdly, the children never really are able to recognize ''them'' until the very end, despite the fact that the children are usually told that said Olaf's minions just showed up in the area recently and they quickly notice suspicious characteristics about them. [[spoiler:For example, the Foreman with the bad wig turns out to be the Bald Man With The Big Nose, the doctor with the "unusually solid hands" turns out to be the Hook-Handed Man, and Officer Lucinda with her "lipsticked smile" turns out to be Esme Squalor]]. It's not until the end of the book that the identities are revealed, which leads to the siblings inevitably trusting the newly-captured Olaf into the hands of the kind, innocent doctor or police officer that they just met.



* In ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]'', it's revealed that [[spoiler:Lex Luthor was being manipulated by Brainiac to build him a new body. Luthor had been infected by a copy of Brainiac's programming after Brainiac had exploded the last time he and Luthor had met]].
** More to the point, [[spoiler:Luthor and Brainiac took over the BigBad post from [[GovernmentConspiracy Cadmus]] by showing Luthor had manipulated Cadmus, gaining access to their technology so he could build a new AMAZO [[BrainUploading and upload his mind]] (or, rather, Brainiac's mind) into it.]] The writing staff [[WordOfGod admitted on the DVD commentary]] that they had no idea how to make the plot of season 2 untangle on its own due to the GreyAndGrayMorality situation that had arisen, so they went with an "old reliable" and let an BlackAndWhiteMorality villain take over [[InvokedTrope so they could have a proper fight finale]].
** However, the trope is then subverted when said Hijacker fuses with the Hijackee, except the Hijackee seems to be the dominant personality as seen in the ending of the Arc, thus creating a BigBadDuumvirate. In many ways, it just gave a shocking way for [[spoiler:Luthor]] to fight on even footing with the Justice League.
** And in the subsequent story arc, this happens ''twice''. [[spoiler: Gorilla Grodd's leadership of the Legion of Doom is usurped by Luthor, then Lex's plan to reassemble Brainiac is throttled when he accidentally brings back Darksied instead]].

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* In ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]'', it's Unlimited]]''
** It's
revealed that [[spoiler:Lex Luthor was being manipulated by Brainiac to build him a new body. Luthor had been infected by a copy of Brainiac's programming after Brainiac had exploded the last time he and Luthor had met]].
** More to the point, [[spoiler:Luthor and Brainiac took Brainiac]] take over the BigBad post from [[GovernmentConspiracy Cadmus]] by showing Luthor had manipulated Cadmus, gaining access to their technology so he could build a new AMAZO [[BrainUploading and upload his mind]] (or, rather, Brainiac's mind) into it.]] The writing staff [[WordOfGod admitted on the DVD commentary]] that they had no idea how to make the plot of season 2 untangle on its own due to the GreyAndGrayMorality situation that had arisen, so they went with an "old reliable" and let an BlackAndWhiteMorality villain take over [[InvokedTrope so they could have a proper fight finale]].
** However, the trope is then subverted when said Hijacker fuses with the Hijackee, except the Hijackee seems to be the dominant personality as seen in the ending of the Arc, thus creating a BigBadDuumvirate. In many ways, it just gave a shocking way for [[spoiler:Luthor]] to fight on even footing with the Justice League.
** And in
the subsequent story arc, this happens ''twice''. [[spoiler: Gorilla Grodd's leadership of the Legion of Doom is usurped by Luthor, then Lex's plan to reassemble Brainiac is throttled when he accidentally brings back Darksied instead]].
4th Dec '17 8:14:25 PM SilverSupernova
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** Played with in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]]'', as while Ganon doesn't appear in any degree due to the game's placement in the series' timeline (long before the first historical appearance of the Gerudo king in ''Ocarina of Time''), [[spoiler:the ending reveals that the spirit of Ganon that keeps pursuing Zelda and Link's descendants is [[HereditaryCurse the]] [[VillainousLegacy incarnation]] of [[ThePowerOfHate the hatred]] of Demise.]]

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** Played with in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]]'', as while Ganon doesn't appear in any degree due to the game's placement in the series' timeline (long before the first historical appearance of the Gerudo king in ''Ocarina of Time''), [[spoiler:the ending reveals that the spirit of Ganon that keeps pursuing Zelda and Link's descendants is [[HereditaryCurse the]] [[VillainousLegacy incarnation]] of [[ThePowerOfHate the hatred]] of Demise. Effectively, every single hijacking Ganon did ended up being hijacked by Demise ultimately.]]
3rd Dec '17 8:13:08 AM barberbarberjoe
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* ''VideoGame/PokemonUltraSunAndUltraMoon'' have an interesting variation on this; after completing the first half of the game, defeating the Aether Foundation, Lusamine and the Elite Four, the exclusive new story involves [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Giovanni of Team Rocket]] literally hijacking the Aether Foundation's headquarters for his newly-established Team Rainbow Rocket...which has the leaders of ''other'' evil teams (taken from parallel dimensions) as high-ranked members.

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* ''VideoGame/PokemonUltraSunAndUltraMoon'' have an interesting variation on this; after completing the game's first half of the game, half, defeating the Aether Foundation, Lusamine and the Elite Four, the exclusive new story involves [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Giovanni of Team Rocket]] literally hijacking the Aether Foundation's headquarters for his newly-established Team Rainbow Rocket...which has the leaders of ''other'' evil teams (taken from parallel dimensions) as high-ranked members.
3rd Dec '17 8:11:43 AM barberbarberjoe
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* ''VideoGame/PokemonUltraSunAndUltraMoon'' have an interesting variation on this; after completing the first half of the game, defeating the Aether Foundation, Lusamine and the Elite Four, the exclusive new story involves [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Giovanni of Team Rocket]] literally hijacking the Aether Foundation's headquarters as the leader of Team Rainbow Rocket...which has the leaders of ''other'' evil teams (taken from parallel dimensions) as the rest of the high-ranked members.

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* ''VideoGame/PokemonUltraSunAndUltraMoon'' have an interesting variation on this; after completing the first half of the game, defeating the Aether Foundation, Lusamine and the Elite Four, the exclusive new story involves [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Giovanni of Team Rocket]] literally hijacking the Aether Foundation's headquarters as the leader of for his newly-established Team Rainbow Rocket...which has the leaders of ''other'' evil teams (taken from parallel dimensions) as the rest of the high-ranked members.
3rd Dec '17 8:03:39 AM barberbarberjoe
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* ''VideoGame/PokemonUltraSunAndUltraMoon'' have an interesting variation on this; after completing the first half of the game, defeating the Aether Foundation, Lusamine and the Elite Four, the exclusive new story involves [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Giovanni of Team Rocket]] literally hijacking the Aether Foundation's headquarters as the leader of Team Rainbow Rocket...which has the leaders of ''other'' evil teams (taken from parallel dimensions) as its other high-ranked members.

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* ''VideoGame/PokemonUltraSunAndUltraMoon'' have an interesting variation on this; after completing the first half of the game, defeating the Aether Foundation, Lusamine and the Elite Four, the exclusive new story involves [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Giovanni of Team Rocket]] literally hijacking the Aether Foundation's headquarters as the leader of Team Rainbow Rocket...which has the leaders of ''other'' evil teams (taken from parallel dimensions) as its other the rest of the high-ranked members.
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