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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.
24th Jan '17 8:04:05 PM LordDynasmon
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* Kenpachi Zaraki in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' eventually does a HeelFaceTurn (sort of, its complicated) and decides to help out Ichigo and his TrueCompanions, on the basis that if Ichigo survives, Zaraki will get to [[BloodKnight fight him again]].

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* Kenpachi Zaraki in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' eventually does a HeelFaceTurn (sort of, its it's complicated) and decides to help out Ichigo and his TrueCompanions, on the basis that if Ichigo survives, Zaraki will get to [[BloodKnight fight him again]].
16th Dec '16 8:15:47 AM Anicomicgeek
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* The Season 1 finale of ''Series/{{Gotham}}'' sees the [[DirtyCop corrupt members of]] the [[BadCopIncompetentCop Gotham City Police Department]] switch their support to Sal Maroni after an attempt on Carmine Falcone resulted in Falcone being hospitalized.
27th Sep '16 8:54:50 PM PaulA
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* Every single member of the kif species from the ''Literature/ChanurSaga'' by Creator/CJCherryh. Since the kif have nothing that's recognizable to other oxygen breathing species as a conscience or sense of morality, this is how their entire society is organized.

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* Every single member of the kif species from the ''Literature/ChanurSaga'' ''Literature/ChanurNovels'' by Creator/CJCherryh. Since the kif have nothing that's recognizable to other oxygen breathing species as a conscience or sense of morality, this is how their entire society is organized.
18th Jul '16 8:03:01 AM ChronoLegion
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** A later episode shows a {{Flashback}} of Teal'c first meeting seeing the captive team and discussing them with his mentor Bra'tac. This reveals that his decision was pre-empted by hours of contemplation caused by seeing "freedom" in the eyes of the captives, a rare sight in the Goa'uld-dominated galaxy. O'Neill's promise just helps to seal the deal.
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