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15th Jan '16 7:46:54 PM nombretomado
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* TheStainlessSteelRat is seeking to depose a planetary dictator by fair means or foul in ''The Stainless Steel Rat for President''. At one stage the dictator meets with Jim [=DiGriz=] in private and suggests WeCanRuleTogether -- he'll run the government, [=DiGriz=] will run the opposition, and they'll quietly eliminate anyone who's a real threat. [=DiGriz=] refuses outright because he believes in democracy and thinks the dictator is a total scumbag. The dictator rejects this [[EvilCannotComprehendGood as all politicians are out for themselves]]. Fine, says [=DiGriz=], and goes on a spiel about how he wants all the goodies for himself, "All the power, the money, the women" causing the dictator to shed ManlyTears. "[[YouRemindMeOfX You remind me of myself when I was young]]." The truth is that [=DiGriz=] is doing all this for fun, [[spoiler:so he fakes his death at the end to get out of running the planet.]]

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* TheStainlessSteelRat Literature/TheStainlessSteelRat is seeking to depose a planetary dictator by fair means or foul in ''The Stainless Steel Rat for President''. At one stage the dictator meets with Jim [=DiGriz=] in private and suggests WeCanRuleTogether -- he'll run the government, [=DiGriz=] will run the opposition, and they'll quietly eliminate anyone who's a real threat. [=DiGriz=] refuses outright because he believes in democracy and thinks the dictator is a total scumbag. The dictator rejects this [[EvilCannotComprehendGood as all politicians are out for themselves]]. Fine, says [=DiGriz=], and goes on a spiel about how he wants all the goodies for himself, "All the power, the money, the women" causing the dictator to shed ManlyTears. "[[YouRemindMeOfX You remind me of myself when I was young]]." The truth is that [=DiGriz=] is doing all this for fun, [[spoiler:so he fakes his death at the end to get out of running the planet.]]
8th Jan '16 4:34:26 PM nombretomado
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* In ''SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'', ComicBook/RedSkull turns his son into a creature of immense power, Electro, and then proceeds to expand on how he is now going to conquer the world with Electro by his side. Electro asks why he should stand by anybody's side when he is the one with all the power, zaps his surprisingly [[GenreBlind unsavvy]] daddy and takes off to claim the world for himself. Except the Skull really ''is'' GenreSavvy, and is CrazyPrepared enough to have a plan in the event of such a betrayal.\\

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* In ''SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'', ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'', ComicBook/RedSkull turns his son into a creature of immense power, Electro, and then proceeds to expand on how he is now going to conquer the world with Electro by his side. Electro asks why he should stand by anybody's side when he is the one with all the power, zaps his surprisingly [[GenreBlind unsavvy]] daddy and takes off to claim the world for himself. Except the Skull really ''is'' GenreSavvy, and is CrazyPrepared enough to have a plan in the event of such a betrayal.\\
5th Jan '16 8:49:10 AM VVK
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* [[spoiler: Amelyssan]] does this in ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'' ''Throne of Bhaal''. "Remain dust, my dead god."
5th Jan '16 8:47:26 AM VVK
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** Likewise in ''VideoGame/JediAcademy's'' dark side ending, Jaden Korr will kill Tavion and take the Scepter of [[SealedEvilInACan Ragnos]] for him/herself.

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** Likewise in ''VideoGame/JediAcademy's'' dark side ending, Jaden Korr will kill Tavion and take the Scepter of [[SealedEvilInACan Ragnos]] for him/herself. It's not a case of betrayal; (s)he declares his/her intentions clearly after falling to the Dark Side, so the player fights most of the same battles either way.
5th Jan '16 8:44:52 AM VVK
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E26TwilightsKingdomPart2 Twilight's Kingdom Part 2]]'', [[spoiler:Lord Tirek, convinces a post-HeelFaceTurn Discord [[WeCanRuleTogether to join his side]] and help him conquer Equestria. However, Tirek pulls this trope the moment Discord is no longer of use to him, draining him of his magic. In a bit of irony, Discord's HeelRealization as a result is what solidifies his true HeelFaceTurn.]]

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E26TwilightsKingdomPart2 Twilight's Kingdom Part 2]]'', [[spoiler:Lord Tirek, Tirek convinces a post-HeelFaceTurn Discord [[WeCanRuleTogether to join his side]] and help him conquer Equestria. Equestria instead of easily stopping him. However, Tirek pulls this trope the moment Discord is no longer of use he's drained enough magic to him, become more powerful than Discord, draining him of his magic.as well. In a bit of irony, Discord's HeelRealization as a result is what solidifies his true HeelFaceTurn.]]
7th Nov '15 8:37:47 PM nombretomado
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* In ''SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'', RedSkull turns his son into a creature of immense power, Electro, and then proceeds to expand on how he is now going to conquer the world with Electro by his side. Electro asks why he should stand by anybody's side when he is the one with all the power, zaps his surprisingly [[GenreBlind unsavvy]] daddy and takes off to claim the world for himself. Except the Skull really ''is'' GenreSavvy, and is CrazyPrepared enough to have a plan in the event of such a betrayal.\\

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* In ''SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'', RedSkull ComicBook/RedSkull turns his son into a creature of immense power, Electro, and then proceeds to expand on how he is now going to conquer the world with Electro by his side. Electro asks why he should stand by anybody's side when he is the one with all the power, zaps his surprisingly [[GenreBlind unsavvy]] daddy and takes off to claim the world for himself. Except the Skull really ''is'' GenreSavvy, and is CrazyPrepared enough to have a plan in the event of such a betrayal.\\
4th Sep '15 2:06:31 PM BeaCandy
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* In ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'', Black Doom wants Shadow to help him take control over the Earth, essentially serving as his minion. One of eleven possible endings allows Shadow to betray Black Doom at the last second and state that, as the Ultimate Lifeform, he is going to conquer the universe himself.
8th Jul '15 4:37:57 PM nombretomado
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** Played with in ''LukeSkywalkerAndTheShadowsOfMindor''. Luke is set up as Palpatine's heir apparent and ''pretends'' to be the Emperor to execute a mass HeelFaceTurn from the Imperial soldiers. It doesn't work out. (Hint: [[spoiler:That black armor isn't paint!]])

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** Played with in ''LukeSkywalkerAndTheShadowsOfMindor''.''Literature/LukeSkywalkerAndTheShadowsOfMindor''. Luke is set up as Palpatine's heir apparent and ''pretends'' to be the Emperor to execute a mass HeelFaceTurn from the Imperial soldiers. It doesn't work out. (Hint: [[spoiler:That black armor isn't paint!]])
14th Jun '15 7:20:08 PM nombretomado
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* A variation in the ''JonnyQuest'' original series story "The Riddle of the Gold": the Maharaja tells Dr. Zinn's agent that soon they'll be the richest, most powerful men in the world. The agent poisons the Maharaja and declares, "There is room for only one richest, most powerful man in the world ... and he is Dr. Zinn." The agent is ''NOT'' Zinn in disguise. That's loyalty.

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* A variation in the ''JonnyQuest'' ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest'' original series story "The Riddle of the Gold": the Maharaja tells Dr. Zinn's agent that soon they'll be the richest, most powerful men in the world. The agent poisons the Maharaja and declares, "There is room for only one richest, most powerful man in the world ... and he is Dr. Zinn." The agent is ''NOT'' Zinn in disguise. That's loyalty.
10th Jun '15 3:41:02 PM eroock
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-->--'''Kyle Katarn''', ''VideoGame/JediKnightDarkForcesII'' [[AlignmentBasedEndings Dark Side ending]]

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-->--'''Kyle -->-- '''Kyle Katarn''', ''VideoGame/JediKnightDarkForcesII'' [[AlignmentBasedEndings Dark Side ending]]
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