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23rd Sep '16 2:06:27 PM DaibhidC
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* Evil Harry Dread in ''Discworld/TheLastHero'' is the Disc's last EvilOverlord, who joins up with the last {{Barbarian Hero}}es because they're the only ones who remember the old days and how things used to work. And then betrays them, because that's what Evil Overlords do. And the Silver Horde completely understand this. Of ''course'' he has to betray them; if he didn't he'd be betraying the whole Barbarian Hero/Evil Overlord dynamic.

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* Evil Harry Dread in ''Discworld/TheLastHero'' is the Disc's last EvilOverlord, who joins up with the last {{Barbarian Hero}}es on their final quest because they're the only ones who remember the old days and how things used to work. And then betrays them, because that's what Evil Overlords do. And the Silver Horde completely understand this. Of ''course'' he has to betray them; if he didn't he'd be betraying the whole Barbarian Hero/Evil Overlord dynamic.
23rd Sep '16 2:06:10 PM DaibhidC
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* Evil Harry Dread in ''Discworld/TheLastHero'' is the Disc's last EvilOverlord, who joins up with the last {{Barbarian Hero}}es because they're the only ones who remember the old days and how things used to work. And then betrays them, because that's what Evil Overlords do. And the Silver Horde completely understand this. Of ''course'' he has to betray them; if he didn't he'd be betraying the whole Barbarian Hero/Evil Overlord dynamic.
14th May '16 2:59:52 PM IndigoWare
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Compare ReliableTraitor, WildCard, HeelFaceRevolvingDoor and DoubleAgent.

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Compare ReliableTraitor, WildCard, HeelFaceRevolvingDoor and DoubleAgent.
2nd May '16 12:26:59 PM Euodiachloris
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* Littlefinger and Varys in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. As a man of low nobility and no martial prowess and a foreign commoner and eunuch respectively, they're not semi-trusted so much as completely underestimated by most of the rulers of the Seven Kingdoms. Those who notice enough to actively distrust them can still find them both charming enough to endure working with, if not enjoy it. Littlefinger does complicate it a little, as some in-world spot the Lovable, but mistake the Traitor for [[LovableRogue Rogue]]: the Tully family, for one group. [[spoiler:However, he loses the "lovable" part completely once you get to know him better, turning out to be a far more destructive kind of DevilInPlainSight.]]

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* Littlefinger and Varys in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. As a man Both are men of low nobility (or, in Varys' case, honorary nobility) and no martial prowess and a foreign commoner and eunuch respectively, to speak of, they're not semi-trusted or relied upon so much as completely underestimated ''underestimated'' by most of the rulers of the Seven Kingdoms. Those who notice enough to actively distrust them can still find them both charming enough to endure working with, if not enjoy it. actually finding themselves enjoying it. Both are also a lot more dangerous then they seem if you do cross them either intentionally or not, however. Littlefinger does complicate it a little, as some in-world spot the Lovable, but mistake the Traitor for [[LovableRogue Rogue]]: the Tully family, for one group. [[spoiler:However, he loses the "lovable" part completely once you get to know him better, turning out to be a far more destructive kind of DevilInPlainSight.]]



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13th Feb '16 10:10:51 PM Euodiachloris
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* Littlefinger and Varys in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. As a man of low nobility and no martial prowess and a foreign commoner and eunuch respectively, they're not trusted so much as underestimated by the rulers of the Seven Kingdoms. Littlefinger does complicate it a little, as some in-world spot the Lovable, but mistake the Traitor for [[LovableRogue Rogue]]: the Tully family, for one group. [[spoiler:However, he loses the "lovable" part completely once you get to know him better, turning out to be a far more destructive kind of DevilInPlainSight.]]

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* Littlefinger and Varys in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. As a man of low nobility and no martial prowess and a foreign commoner and eunuch respectively, they're not trusted semi-trusted so much as completely underestimated by most of the rulers of the Seven Kingdoms. Kingdoms. Those who notice enough to actively distrust them can still find them both charming enough to endure working with, if not enjoy it. Littlefinger does complicate it a little, as some in-world spot the Lovable, but mistake the Traitor for [[LovableRogue Rogue]]: the Tully family, for one group. [[spoiler:However, he loses the "lovable" part completely once you get to know him better, turning out to be a far more destructive kind of DevilInPlainSight.]]
6th Feb '16 6:45:44 AM Euodiachloris
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* Littlefinger and Varys in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. As a man of low nobility and no martial prowess and a foreign commoner and eunuch respectively, they're not trusted so much as underestimated by the rulers of the Seven Kingdoms. [[spoiler:Littlefinger, loses the "lovable" part of this trope once you get to know him better, turning out to be a far more destructive kind of DevilInPlainSight.]]

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* Littlefinger and Varys in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. As a man of low nobility and no martial prowess and a foreign commoner and eunuch respectively, they're not trusted so much as underestimated by the rulers of the Seven Kingdoms. [[spoiler:Littlefinger, Littlefinger does complicate it a little, as some in-world spot the Lovable, but mistake the Traitor for [[LovableRogue Rogue]]: the Tully family, for one group. [[spoiler:However, he loses the "lovable" part of this trope completely once you get to know him better, turning out to be a far more destructive kind of DevilInPlainSight.]]
4th Feb '16 8:15:07 PM Gamermaster
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* ''WesternAnimattion/LegendOfKorra'': Oh, [[spoiler: Varrick]]. He only gets ''more'' loveable after being put in prison. Nobody seems capable of holding any bitterness towards him, and he even makes up for it with [[spoiler: a heartless war machine, Zhu Li (the battleship, not the cute assistant).]] [[spoiler: Bolin]] definitely misses him and wishes he were there to lighten the mood.

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* ''WesternAnimattion/LegendOfKorra'': ''WesternAnimation/LegendOfKorra'': Oh, [[spoiler: Varrick]]. He only gets ''more'' loveable after being put in prison. Nobody seems capable of holding any bitterness towards him, and he even makes up for it with [[spoiler: a heartless war machine, Zhu Li (the battleship, not the cute assistant).]] [[spoiler: Bolin]] definitely misses him and wishes he were there to lighten the mood.
31st Oct '15 12:53:03 PM FF32
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* TheMedic from ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' is pretty seriously unhinged, and tends to make a lot of comments about murdering all of his teammates. However, he still likes all of them, and most of them are friendly with him as well. Take UpToEleven in the spin-off comics where he [[spoiler: joins the mercenary group hunting down said teammates, eagerly expecting a bloodbath,]] and yet is genuinely surprised when people aren't happy to see him.
3rd Oct '15 5:08:14 AM Berber
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* Varys and Littlefinger in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. As a man of low nobility and no martial prowess and a foreign commoner and eunuch respectively, they're not trusted so much as underestimated by the rulers of the Seven Kingdoms. [[spoiler:Littlefinger, loses the "lovable" part of this trope once you get to know him better, turning out to be a far more destructive kind of DevilInPlainSight.]]

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* Varys and Littlefinger and Varys in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. As a man of low nobility and no martial prowess and a foreign commoner and eunuch respectively, they're not trusted so much as underestimated by the rulers of the Seven Kingdoms. [[spoiler:Littlefinger, loses the "lovable" part of this trope once you get to know him better, turning out to be a far more destructive kind of DevilInPlainSight.]]
10th Jul '15 10:55:54 PM Gamecubist
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* Jill, a Wyvern Rider in the ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' series, becomes a traitor not once, but ''three times.'' First, she leaves Daein to spy on Ike in ''Path of Radiance,'' which leads to her altogether abandoning her country and joining the Crimean Army. Then, in ''Radiant Dawn'', she's fighting Crimea on Daein's side. ''Then'', it's possible to make her betray Daein and join Crimea again. Luckily, she's heroic enough (and a spectacular unit to boot) that the audience overlooks her constant flip-flopping.

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* Jill, a Wyvern Rider in the ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius'' series, becomes a traitor not once, but ''three times.'' First, she leaves Daein to spy on Ike in ''Path of Radiance,'' which leads to her altogether abandoning her country and joining the Crimean Army. Then, in ''Radiant Dawn'', she's fighting Crimea on Daein's side. ''Then'', it's possible to make her betray Daein and join Crimea again. Luckily, she's heroic enough (and a spectacular unit to boot) that the audience overlooks her constant flip-flopping.
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