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23rd Apr '17 3:51:50 AM Silverblade2
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'''Prologue:''' [-errrrmmm, no reason.-] Here's a totally unrelated plot. [[LateArrivalSpoiler Also try not to look at the box art]].

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'''Prologue:''' [-errrrmmm, no reason.-] Here's a totally unrelated plot. [[LateArrivalSpoiler Also try not to look at the box art]].art.
21st Apr '17 9:08:31 PM PhantomRider
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*In ''Series/{{Arrow}},'' as of season five, Slade is the only BigBad who has ''not'' turned out to be connected to the League of Assassins.
21st Apr '17 6:22:32 PM ironballs16
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'''Prologue:''' [-errrrmmm, no reason.-] Here's a totally unrelated plot. Also try not to look at the box art.

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'''Prologue:''' [-errrrmmm, no reason.-] Here's a totally unrelated plot. [[LateArrivalSpoiler Also try not to look at the box art.art]].
21st Apr '17 1:52:32 AM AdamC
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** In ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiDreamTeam'', the supposed BigBad, Antasma, forms an [[BigBadDuumvirate alliance]] with Bowser. Bowser ends up betraying him and replacing him as the BigBad.

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** In Played with in ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiDreamTeam'', the supposed BigBad, Antasma, forms an [[BigBadDuumvirate alliance]] with Bowser. Bowser, but from the first minute is pretty clearly planning to backstab Bowser ends up betraying him and replacing him as Hijack the BigBad. game. Suddenly it turns out Bowser saw this too and hijacked Antasma ''first.''
5th Apr '17 8:38:40 AM Liamdurf
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* In ''Manga/FairyTail'', the Arbalest Empire is built up as far stronger and far more evil than anything Fairy Tail has ever faced -- such an insurmountable force that Makarov [[spoiler:disbands the guild rather than face them]]. However, we later find out that the Emperor of the Arbalest Empire is [[spoiler:a villain we already know quite well, Zeref]].

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* In ''Manga/FairyTail'', the Arbalest Alvarez Empire is built up as far stronger and far more evil than anything Fairy Tail has ever faced -- such an insurmountable force that Makarov [[spoiler:disbands the guild rather than face them]]. However, we later find out that the Emperor of the Arbalest Alvarez Empire is [[spoiler:a villain we already know quite well, Zeref]].
25th Mar '17 9:52:44 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* In ''Manga/{{Inuyasha}}'' it's almost inevitable that whoever the heroes are fighting next is really a pawn of [[BigBad Naraku]]. However, to their credit, the heroes are almost always [[GenreSavvy aware of this]], increasingly so as the series goes on. [[spoiler:And then it turns out Naraku was being manipulated all along by the Shikon jewel -- and the [[GreaterScopeVillain ancient dragon youkai]] inside of it.]]

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* In ''Manga/{{Inuyasha}}'' it's almost inevitable that whoever the heroes are fighting next is really a pawn of [[BigBad Naraku]]. However, to their credit, the heroes are almost always [[GenreSavvy aware of this]], this, increasingly so as the series goes on. [[spoiler:And then it turns out Naraku was being manipulated all along by the Shikon jewel -- and the [[GreaterScopeVillain ancient dragon youkai]] inside of it.]]



** A lot of fangames that have Wily as the BigBad of the game, like ''VideoGame/MegaManUnlimited'' and ''VideoGame/MegaManSuperFightingRobot'', also go this route, though the latter has a more GenreSavvy Mega Man see this trope coming.

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** A lot of fangames that have Wily as the BigBad of the game, like ''VideoGame/MegaManUnlimited'' and ''VideoGame/MegaManSuperFightingRobot'', also go this route, though the latter has a more GenreSavvy Mega Man see this trope coming.



* The Ba Sing Se arc of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' played up [[ChessMaster Long Feng]] as the storyline's BigBad. But then [[MagnificentBastard Princess Azula]] came along and took center stage. Long Feng, on his part, was GenreSavvy enough to actually see this trope coming and attempted to betray her, but unfortunately for him [[OutGambitted Azula managed to turn his own soldiers against him.]]

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* The Ba Sing Se arc of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' played up [[ChessMaster Long Feng]] as the storyline's BigBad. But then [[MagnificentBastard Princess Azula]] came along and took center stage. Long Feng, on his part, was GenreSavvy enough to actually see saw this trope coming and attempted to betray her, but unfortunately for him [[OutGambitted Azula managed to turn his own soldiers against him.]]
25th Mar '17 1:37:31 PM X2X
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* Then there is Zant of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'', who, after being built up as "The Twilight King", becomes the victim of yet another twist hijack by Ganon. While this caused a lot of debate among fans during the first years following the game's release, it was already known before the game came out that Ganon was going to be in the plot; and Zant ''does'' allude to Ganondorf being behind him the ''first time Link and Midna encounter him'' (completion of the third dungeon).
* 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 the incarnation of the hatred of Demise.]]

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* Then there is Zant of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'', who, after being built up as "The Twilight King", King," becomes the victim of yet another twist hijack by Ganon. While this caused a lot of debate among fans during the first few years following the game's release, it was already known before the game came out that Ganon was going to be in the plot; and Zant ''does'' allude to Ganondorf being behind him the ''first time Link and Midna encounter him'' (completion of the third dungeon).
* 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 incarnation of the hatred hatred]] of Demise.]]



* In Part 2 of Fanfic/ClashOfTheElements, the [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory Dark Star]] appears to be doing this]], but it is {{subverted}} a couple chapters later when [[spoiler:Chaos Alex regains control of his body from him.]]
* While not technically an example, this trope is referenced in the {{Crossover}} [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/fate-stay-hijacked.237641/ Fate/Stay Hijacked]] [[spoiler:By Ganon]].
* Twice in ''Fanfic/MyLittleUnicorn'', in fact. Towards the end of Season 1, Nightmare Moon is built up as the final antagonist, when suddenly Titan reappears. [[spoiler:He then returns in The Movie, hijacking the role of main villain from Distraught.]]
* Even in [[FanFilm fan-films]], Ganon is true to form. [[WebVideo/TheLegendOfZeldaTheSageOfDarkness The Sage of Darkness]] has an original villain: Etregun, who is a descendant of Ganon. [[GrandTheftMe Guess what happens?]]
* Double subverted in ''Fanfic/PerfectionIsOverrated''. Near the end of the fic, the Usurper, in a last bid at defeating the Himes and ruling the world, possesses the Obsidian Lord, who had initially seemed to be the final antagonist the Himes would face. When the Usurper's remaining minions are defeated and the Obsidian Lord is forced out of Reito's body, the Obsidian Lord breaks free of the Usurper's control, killing him, before having one last confrontation with the Himes.
* Played with in ''WebVideo/SonicZombie''. Silver's debut in ''Diaries 3'' has him get hijacked by a new monster antagonist near the end. Then in ''Vengeance'', he comes out of nowhere and interrupts Sonic and Knuckles's fight to steal both of their then-powers and become a OneWingedAngel. His monster form there is the main antagonist. Then in ''Shopping Mall'', he turns out to be the true identity of Metal Sonic, but towards the end a tranformed Bowser ends up taking the title of the final villain the heroes have to face. The series being [[StylisticSuck made bad on purpose]], this is all played for laughs.
* Princess Jody, the BigBad of [[http://alaxr274.deviantart.com/gallery/33810717 Super Milestone Wars]], becomes the TrueFinalBoss in [[http://alaxr274.deviantart.com/gallery/36864527 Super Milestone Wars 2]].

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* In Part 2 of Fanfic/ClashOfTheElements, ''FanFic/ClashOfTheElements'', the [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory Dark Star]] appears to be doing this]], but it is {{subverted}} {{subverted|Trope}} a couple chapters later when [[spoiler:Chaos Alex regains control of his body from him.]]
* While not technically an example, this trope is referenced in the {{Crossover}} [[http://forums.''[[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/fate-stay-hijacked.237641/ Fate/Stay Hijacked]] [[spoiler:By Hijacked]]'' [[spoiler:by Ganon]].
* Twice in ''Fanfic/MyLittleUnicorn'', ''FanFic/MyLittleUnicorn'', in fact. Towards the end of Season 1, Nightmare Moon is built up as the final antagonist, when suddenly Titan reappears. [[spoiler:He then returns in The Movie, hijacking the role of main villain from Distraught.]]
* Even in [[FanFilm fan-films]], Ganon is true to form. [[WebVideo/TheLegendOfZeldaTheSageOfDarkness ''[[WebVideo/TheLegendOfZeldaTheSageOfDarkness The Sage of Darkness]] Darkness]]'' has an original villain: Etregun, who is a descendant of Ganon. [[GrandTheftMe Guess what happens?]]
* Double subverted in ''Fanfic/PerfectionIsOverrated''.''FanFic/PerfectionIsOverrated''. Near the end of the fic, the Usurper, in a last bid at defeating the Himes and ruling the world, possesses the Obsidian Lord, who had initially seemed to be the final antagonist the Himes would face. When the Usurper's remaining minions are defeated and the Obsidian Lord is forced out of Reito's body, the Obsidian Lord breaks free of the Usurper's control, killing him, before having one last confrontation with the Himes.
* Played with in ''WebVideo/SonicZombie''. Silver's debut in ''Diaries 3'' has him get hijacked by a new monster antagonist near the end. Then in ''Vengeance'', he comes out of nowhere and interrupts Sonic and Knuckles's fight to steal both of their then-powers and become a OneWingedAngel. His monster form there is the main antagonist. Then in ''Shopping Mall'', he turns out to be the true identity of Metal Sonic, but towards the end a tranformed transformed Bowser ends up taking the title of the final villain the heroes have to face. The series being [[StylisticSuck made bad on purpose]], this is all played for laughs.
* Princess Jody, the BigBad of [[http://alaxr274.''[[http://alaxr274.deviantart.com/gallery/33810717 Super Milestone Wars]], Wars,]]'' becomes the TrueFinalBoss in [[http://alaxr274.''[[http://alaxr274.deviantart.com/gallery/36864527 Super Milestone Wars 2]]. 2.]]''



* ''FanFic/TheEquestrianWindMage'' actually [[InvertedTrope inverts]] this in regards to the TropeNamer -- 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 TropeNamer {{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.]]
22nd Mar '17 11:54:39 AM SSJMagus
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** Zig-zagged with Akatsuki. First it was revealed that it was all the doing of Jiraiya's former student. But wait, it was actually Tobi, who is actually [[spoiler:Obito Uchiha, it was actually Madara, who manipulated him to resurrect him so he could become god. But later we learn that Obito never had any intention of reviving Madara and himself using him in order to become god. But then, rather abruptly, it's revealed that Zetsu is doing this to both of them. In fact, he's been manipulating pretty much everything connected to the Uchiha and Senju clans since before their founding as part of a ploy to resurrect Kaguya. This includes leading Madara and Obito around by the nose, starting Akatsuki and having Kabuto discover Madara's body.]]

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** Zig-zagged with Akatsuki. First it was revealed that it was all the doing of Jiraiya's former student. But wait, it was actually Tobi, who is actually [[spoiler:Obito Uchiha, it was actually Madara, who manipulated him to resurrect him so he could become god. But later we learn that Obito never had any intention of reviving Madara and himself using him in order to become god. But then, rather abruptly, it's revealed that Zetsu is doing this to both of them. In fact, he's been manipulating pretty much everything connected to the Uchiha and Senju clans since before their founding as part of a ploy to resurrect Kaguya. This includes leading Madara and Obito around by the nose, nose (including somehow ''tricking Madara into thinking he had created Zetsu''), starting Akatsuki and having Kabuto discover Madara's body.]]
22nd Mar '17 11:53:17 AM SSJMagus
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* Zig-zagged in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds''. [[spoiler:Yuga first appears to be the BigBad, but then Ganon enters the picture, revived by Yuga. Just as you expect him to take the position of BigBad, Yuga absorbs Ganon's power and merges with him before he can do anything, seemingly ''[[InvertedTrope inverting]]'' the trope at first. But ''then'', Princess Hilda is later revealed to be [[TheManBehindTheMan The Woman Behind the Man]] all along, and you think Yuga's role as BigBad is going to to stop then and there. However, he actually [[TheStarscream betrays Hilda]], turns her into a painting and absorbs ''her'' power, once again keeping his position. Hijacked by [[FanNickname Yuganon]], indeed.]]

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* Zig-zagged in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds''. [[spoiler:Yuga first appears to be the BigBad, but then Ganon enters the picture, revived by Yuga. Just as you expect him to take the position of BigBad, Yuga absorbs Ganon's power and merges with him before he can do anything, seemingly ''[[InvertedTrope inverting]]'' the trope at first. But ''then'', Princess Hilda is later revealed to be [[TheManBehindTheMan The Woman Behind the Man]] all along, and you think Yuga's role as BigBad is going to to stop then and there. However, he actually [[TheStarscream betrays Hilda]], turns her into a painting and absorbs ''her'' power, once again keeping his position. Hijacked by [[FanNickname Yuganon]], indeed. There's also the implication that Yuga is the [[AlternateUniverse Lorule]] counterpart of Ganon, meaning that Hilda got hijacked by ''two Ganons at once''.]]
10th Mar '17 10:47:42 PM ExSlacker
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* This is the trademark tactic for Dr. Wily and Sigma in the ''VideoGame/MegaManClassic'' series.

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* This is the trademark tactic for Dr. Wily and Sigma in the ''VideoGame/MegaManClassic'' ''Franchise/MegaMan'' series.



** Due to his hand in the creation of the Maverick Virus and Zero, Wily also indirectly set up the events of the ''VideoGame/MegaManZero'' series that acts as a continuation of the ''X'' series, so he could be considered to have hijacked that too, especially when Dr. Weil, the BigBad of the third and fourth games, uses a robot ([[spoiler:Zero's original body, specifically]]) that Wily likely designed or built.

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** Due to his hand in the creation of the Maverick Virus and Zero, Wily also indirectly set up the events of the ''VideoGame/MegaManZero'' series that acts as a continuation of the ''X'' series, so he could be considered to have hijacked that too, especially when Dr. Weil, the BigBad of the third and fourth games, uses a robot ([[spoiler:Zero's original body, specifically]]) that Wily likely designed or built.
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