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25th May '17 7:10:19 PM Kayube
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* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' has the Ghazbán Ogre, which goes under the control of the player with the most life at the start of every turn.

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* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' has the Ghazbán Ogre, which goes under the control of the player with the most life at the start of every turn. Spoofed by the Ghazbán ''Ogress'', from the ''Unglued'' set, which instead goes to the player who won the most games of ''Magic'' that day, unless there's a tie.
20th May '17 5:05:03 PM nombretomado
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* Thorkell in ''VinlandSaga'' repeatedly inverts this trope, in that he tends to join the weakest side [[BloodKnight because the stronger side is funnier to fight.]] He ends up [[spoiler:playing it straight after being beaten up by Thorfinn and then stared down by Canute]] -- of course, the fact that the latter has proclaimed that he's going to pick a fight with [[spoiler:the King of Denmark]] may also be a contributing factor.

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* Thorkell in ''VinlandSaga'' ''Manga/VinlandSaga'' repeatedly inverts this trope, in that he tends to join the weakest side [[BloodKnight because the stronger side is funnier to fight.]] He ends up [[spoiler:playing it straight after being beaten up by Thorfinn and then stared down by Canute]] -- of course, the fact that the latter has proclaimed that he's going to pick a fight with [[spoiler:the King of Denmark]] may also be a contributing factor.
4th May '17 2:26:12 PM Gregzilla
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* They're an opportunistic ReliableTraitor who feels that his/her interests would be better served on the hero's side.

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* They're an opportunistic ReliableTraitor OpportunisticBastard who feels that his/her interests would be better served on the hero's side.
22nd Apr '17 12:55:15 PM nombretomado
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* You meet a ''lot'' of these guys in the ''{{Suikoden}}'' series. A lot of characters won't join until you have a castle of a certain size, which depends on how many other characters have joined you; some won't join until you have a certain number of characters, period. The implication is that they want proof you have a large enough army to do anything before they sign up.

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* You meet a ''lot'' of these guys in the ''{{Suikoden}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'' series. A lot of characters won't join until you have a castle of a certain size, which depends on how many other characters have joined you; some won't join until you have a certain number of characters, period. The implication is that they want proof you have a large enough army to do anything before they sign up.
15th Mar '17 7:34:57 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Wormtail from ''Literature/HarryPotter'' as he'd just be pathetic otherwise.

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* Wormtail from ''Literature/HarryPotter'' as he'd just be pathetic otherwise.is too cowardly to do anything other than this trope.
10th Mar '17 1:43:12 PM MyFinalEdits
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Pretty much the modus operandi of House Tyrell and their vassals. They will always back the winning team and will drop anyone at the drop of a hat if they become a liability. If both sides of a war appear to be evenly matched they'll simply stay out of it. The one time they stayed loyal to anyone they lost a war.
* Somewhat subverted with Isabella on ''Series/RobinHood''. She specifically states that she wants to be on the winning side, and this (along with an [[WomanScorned ill-timed break up speech]]) is what causes her to turn ''against'' Robin and the outlaws.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Pretty much the modus operandi of House Tyrell and their vassals. They vassals will always back the winning team and will drop anyone at the drop of a hat if they become a liability. If both sides of a war appear to be evenly matched they'll simply stay out of it. The one time they stayed loyal to anyone they lost a war.
* Somewhat subverted with Isabella on ''Series/RobinHood''. She in ''Series/RobinHood'' specifically states that she wants to be on the winning side, and this (along with an [[WomanScorned ill-timed break up speech]]) is what causes her to turn ''against'' Robin and the outlaws.
10th Mar '17 11:42:36 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Pretty much the modus operandi of House Tyrell and their vassals. They will always back the winning team and will drop anyone at the drop of a hat if they become a liability. If both sides of a war appear to be evenly matched they'll simply stay out of it. The one time they stayed loyal to anyone they lost a war.
12th Feb '17 10:31:58 AM StarSword
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* In ''VideoGame/StarcraftII'' Heart Of The Swarm, the Broodmothers (Zerg Queens that take the place of the old Cerebrates) were specifically programmed by Kerrigan to follow this logic. Dehaka, who joins with Kerrigan on the planet Zerus, cites this as his reason for joining her.

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* In ''VideoGame/StarcraftII'' Heart Of The Swarm, ''VideoGame/StarCraftIIHeartOfTheSwarm'', the Broodmothers (Zerg Queens that take the place of the old Cerebrates) were specifically programmed by Kerrigan to follow this logic. Dehaka, who joins with Kerrigan on the planet Zerus, cites this as his reason for joining her.
5th Feb '17 2:45:21 PM StarSword
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* In ''Literature/IntoTheHinterlands'', the Cutter Stream Colonies start out allied to a nearby group of [[SpaceNomads Riders]], though the alliance is much more ephemeral than the Stream government thinks it is. After Allenson loses his first campaign against the Terrans, the Riders defect en masse to the other side.
27th Jan '17 10:51:59 AM WanderingBrowser
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* As seen in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'', this is a rather logical side-effect of the Mandalorian culture being based around the idea of [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking "leadership belongs]] [[KlingonPromotion to the strongest"]]; since they are used to just falling in line when one of their own takes over, many of them are happy to fall in line when some other power proves strong enough to defeat the Mandalorians as a whole. This is why most Mandalorians are working for the Empire.
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