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16th Jul '17 7:23:51 PM kome360
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* ''VideoGame/Fallout4'': There are four factions with different policies for Synthetic Humans: Kill Them (Brotherhood of Steel), Free Them (Underground Railroad), Enslave Them (The Institute), and Who The Fuck Cares (Minutemen). Each has their own unique strengths and weaknesses, and those with more power are also more entangled / retarded, so the conflict has come to an even standstill. You can side with any of the first three and kill the other two, use the fourth to destroy the third yourself, or broker an alliance between the Brotherhood and Railroad with the Minutemen as ambassadors and murder the fuck out of The Institute.
16th Jul '17 6:53:27 PM kome360
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* ''VideoGame/Killer7'': The Smiths are hired to take out Matsuken, the leader of a significant 10 million US voters, before he can rig the elections. 10 million is technically less than 1% of the vote - BUT since the state elections are near-tied, if Matsuken herded them all into a single small state and had them vote he could win the election for whichever kiss-ass the Japanese favor. [[spoiler:And then you find out this was all a big distraction so nobody would realize the Ministry of Education has been swapping out ballot machines]].
12th Jul '17 10:07:03 PM NightShade96
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* Subverted by Yrael from the ''OldKingdom'' series in the backstory. [[BigBad The Destroyer]] and the Seven Bright Shiners were evenly matched in their war over whether the world would exist and have life; Yrael was weaker than both sides on his own, but was enough that whichever side he choose would win. However, he refused to join either side, earning NeutralityBacklash from both; when the Seven eventually won and [[SealedEvilInACan sealed the Destroyer in a can]], they made Yrael SealedEvilInATeddyBear, and forced him to serve the [[BadPowersGoodPeople Abhorsens]].

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* Subverted by Yrael from the ''OldKingdom'' ''Literature/OldKingdom'' series in the backstory. [[BigBad The Destroyer]] and the Seven Bright Shiners were evenly matched in their war over whether the world would exist and have life; Yrael was weaker than both sides on his own, but was enough that whichever side he choose would win. However, he refused to join either side, earning NeutralityBacklash from both; when the Seven eventually won and [[SealedEvilInACan sealed the Destroyer in a can]], they made Yrael SealedEvilInATeddyBear, and forced him to serve the [[BadPowersGoodPeople Abhorsens]].
12th Jun '17 9:34:38 AM AgentKyles
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'''Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease''' They tend to degenerate into a political Administrivia/ConversationInTheMainPage. [[noreallife]]

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'''Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease''' They Compare and contrast OfferedTheCrown and UnexpectedSuccessor, when one or all of the involved sides decide to [[TakeAThirdOption install an outsider candidate to settle on]].

Since real-life exmaples
tend to degenerate into a political Administrivia/ConversationInTheMainPage.Administrivia/ConversationInTheMainPage, '''[[Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease they have been deemed unnecessary]]'''. [[noreallife]]
1st Jun '17 8:07:43 PM nombretomado
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* WhiteWolf's ''Prince of the City'', based on their ''TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem'' RPG was probably designed for this. The winner is the player who has the most Prestige and is not in Torpor at the end of the final round. This means that one player can have an insurmountable lead over the others in terms of Prestige, only to have every other player beat him into Torpor and hand victory over to number two. "Everybody loves him! He must DIE!"

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* WhiteWolf's Creator/WhiteWolf's ''Prince of the City'', based on their ''TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem'' RPG was probably designed for this. The winner is the player who has the most Prestige and is not in Torpor at the end of the final round. This means that one player can have an insurmountable lead over the others in terms of Prestige, only to have every other player beat him into Torpor and hand victory over to number two. "Everybody loves him! He must DIE!"
13th Apr '17 8:34:32 AM MarsJenkar
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* Captain Jack Sparrow is in this position in ''Film/PiratesOfTheCarribeanAtWorldsEnd''. Every other pirate has voted for themselves for Pirate King, and if he does the same, the result will be a deadlock and no one will be Pirate King. [[EnlightenedSelfInterest This is against his interests, so he gives one of the other candidates the vote needed to make them Pirate King]].

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* Captain Jack Sparrow is in this position in ''Film/PiratesOfTheCarribeanAtWorldsEnd''.''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd''. Every other pirate has voted for themselves for Pirate King, and if he does the same, the result will be a deadlock and no one will be Pirate King. [[EnlightenedSelfInterest This is against his interests, so he gives one of the other candidates the vote needed to make them Pirate King]].
13th Apr '17 8:33:47 AM MarsJenkar
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* Captain Jack Sparrow is in this position in ''Film/PiratesOfTheCarribeanAtWorldsEnd''. Every other pirate has voted for themselves for Pirate King, and if he does the same, the result will be a deadlock and no one will be Pirate King. [[EnlightenedSelfInterest This is against his interests, so he gives one of the other candidates the vote needed to make them Pirate King]].
11th Apr '17 11:27:53 AM DragonRanger
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* Deliberately used in ''Series/{{Survivor}}'' - the eliminated contestants vote between the final two for the winner.
** Subverted in that, since Cook Islands, seasons have regularly ended with a final 3; this was to avoid a Kingmaker situation. The winner of the last immunity challenge would either be a dominant force that would take out their opponent, or they would be the Kingmaker, and hand the million dollars to another player. Of course, now you just have strong players trying to (and succeeding in) bringing ''two'' unpopular contestants to the jury vote.
** Kingmakers have appeared in almost every season since the fourth season in Marquesas.

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* Deliberately used in ''Series/{{Survivor}}'' - the eliminated contestants vote between the final two or three for the winner.
** Subverted in that, since Cook Islands, seasons have regularly ended with This also frequently showed up as a final 3; this result of the last Immunity Challenge when the show used a Final Two, as the challenge winner was free to avoid a Kingmaker situation. choose exactly who they faced in the finals. The winner of the last immunity challenge would either be a dominant force that would take out their opponent, or they would be the Kingmaker, and hand the million dollars to another player. The show has since made Final Three the standard specifically to avoid this situation. Of course, now you just have strong players trying to (and succeeding in) bringing ''two'' unpopular contestants to the jury vote.
** Kingmakers have appeared in almost every season since the fourth season in Marquesas.
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14th Feb '17 10:33:37 AM Caliburn_Absolute
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* They encountered a kingmaker scenario with the ''Mario Party 4'' board "Koopa's Seaside Soiree". NCS was at boo, and could steal from Jon, netting Chuggaa the win, or could steal from Chuggaa, netting Jon the win. [[spoiler:He stole ''coins'' from ''the '''AI''''', denying Chuggaa the coin star -- so, indirectly, he stole from Chuggaa.]]

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* ** They encountered a kingmaker scenario with the ''Mario Party 4'' board "Koopa's Seaside Soiree". NCS was at boo, and could steal from Jon, netting Chuggaa Chugga the win, or could steal from Chuggaa, Chugga, netting Jon the win. [[spoiler:He stole ''coins'' from ''the '''AI''''', denying Chuggaa Chugga the coin star -- so, indirectly, he stole from Chuggaa.Chugga.]]



* A nearly-identical situation happened in WebVideo/SteamTrain's playthrough of the game; in this case, Ross played kingmaker and helped Arin beat Suzy.

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* A nearly-identical situation happened in WebVideo/SteamTrain's playthrough of the game; ''VideoGame/FortuneStreet''; in this case, Ross played kingmaker and helped Arin beat Suzy.
11th Feb '17 3:44:18 PM Xtifr
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* Avalon Hill's ''King Maker'' is based on this trope. Set during the War of the Roses, each player controls a group of nobles, and tries to capture the royalty in each of the two conflicting houses. Once one of the houses is wiped out, the winner is the one with the most senior member of the surviving house. Neville the Kingmaker, mentioned above, is one of the stronger nobles in the game (though Percy is the most powerful).

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* Avalon Hill's ''King Maker'' Creator/AvalonHill's ''Kingmaker'' is based on this trope. Set during the War of the Roses, each player controls a group of nobles, and tries to capture the royalty in each of the two conflicting houses. Once one of the houses is wiped out, the winner is the one with the most senior member of the surviving house. Neville the Kingmaker, mentioned above, is one of the stronger nobles in the game (though Percy is the most powerful).
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