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10th Nov '17 2:56:02 PM MasterN
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This trope is just like it sounds. A particularly insidious type of RomanticFalseLead, this character is built up to be the love interest of the (or a) protagonist, but eventually TheReveal comes that she (and it's usually she) is with the bad guys.

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This trope is just like it sounds. A particularly insidious type of RomanticFalseLead, this character is built up to be the love interest LoveInterest of the (or a) protagonist, but eventually TheReveal comes that she (and it's usually she) is they’re [[EvilAllAlong with the bad guys.
guys]] (or even the BigBad themself).
3rd Nov '17 1:27:39 AM Silverblade2
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* In ''Series/TheMentalist'' we have a male example: Grace's fiance in Season 3.

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* %%* In ''Series/TheMentalist'' we have a male example: Grace's fiance in Season 3.



* ''Series/{{Teen Wolf}}'' has this happen to Derek Hale, twice!
* In the episode "Turn, Turn, Turn," ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' reveals that [[spoiler: Ward was one for Skye]].

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* %%* ''Series/{{Teen Wolf}}'' has this happen to Derek Hale, twice!
* %%* In the episode "Turn, Turn, Turn," ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' reveals that [[spoiler: Ward was one for Skye]].
22nd Oct '17 10:29:48 AM DoctorCooper
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* In ''Series/TheFlash2014'', Zoom in his Jay Garrick persona strenghtened his facade by posing as a love interest to Caitlin. He is just using Team Flash to cure his deadly condition by robbing Barry's speed and be free to commit more atrocities. After being unmasked, Zoom kidnaps Caitlin, mistreats her and threatens her.
27th Sep '17 6:13:28 AM infernape612
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* In ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' On [[spoiler: the Kohaku route]] as the [[spoiler: love interest, Kohaku]] has this role. The two [[spoiler: stay together afterward]].

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* In ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' On [[spoiler: the Kohaku route]] as the [[spoiler: love interest, Kohaku]] ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'', [[spoiler:Kohaku]] has this role. role on their route. The two [[spoiler: stay together afterward]].afterward]].
* In ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'', protagonist Makoto Naegi wastes no time hitting it off with pop idol Sayaka Maizono. [[spoiler:Then she tries to use him as the fall guy for a murder she plans to commit. It's later speculated that her dying message may have been a way to apologize for her betrayal.]]
* In ''VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3'', protagonist Kaede Akamatsu wastes no time hitting it off with detective Shuichi Saihara. [[spoiler:Then inverted when she kills another student in a botched attempt on the mastermind's life, leaving her hopes and the protagonist title in Shuichi's hands.]]



** In addition to being a SixthRangerTraitor, the series's version of Terra was this to Beast Boy. It was implied that (unlike the original Terra), she ''did'' like Beast Boy back, trying to save him from the rest of the Titans' fate, but not enough to choose him over Slade. [[spoiler: She ultimately rebelled against Slade when Beast Boy confronted her upon her deeds, and then performed a HeroicSacrifice to save the whole city as well as the Titans themselves. ]]

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** In addition to being a SixthRangerTraitor, the series's version of Terra was this to Beast Boy. It was implied that (unlike the original Terra), she ''did'' like Beast Boy back, trying to save him from the rest of the Titans' fate, but not enough to choose him over Slade. [[spoiler: She ultimately rebelled against Slade when Beast Boy confronted her upon her deeds, and then performed a HeroicSacrifice to save the whole city as well as the Titans themselves. ]]
7th Aug '17 7:12:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/TotalRecall2070'': After a passenger transport blows up, Dr. Olham is visited by her former husband, whose brother was killed in the explosion. He later turns out to be working with the people who assassinated his brother.

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* ''Series/TotalRecall2070'': After a passenger transport blows up, Dr. Olham is visited by her former husband, whose brother was killed in the explosion. She even [[SexWithTheEx has sex him again]]. He later turns out to be working with the people who assassinated his brother.
7th Aug '17 7:09:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/{{Attila}}'': Attila ends up falling in love with a woman who resembles [[TheLostLenore his late wife]]. However, she's an assassin sent by Flavius Aetius to seduce and marry Attila so he will let his guard down at a critical moment. [[spoiler:She succeeds with the plot by killing him on their wedding night at the cost of her own life, which she had accepted beforehand.]]
12th Apr '17 8:07:25 AM LovePsychothefirst
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* Saruhiko and Misaki's backstory in ''Anime/{{K}}'', as shown in the prequel novel ''Lost Small World''. [[spoiler: Subverted in that they do become friends again, and probably more, once Misaki realizes that Saruhiko really just belongs in the Blue Clan, not the Red - Misaki's myopic loyalty to the Red King made him think Saruhiko was just a power-hungry JerkAss, and [[JerkassWoobie Saruhiko]] [[ThenLetMeBeEvil went with it]] until the end of the second season.]] Another same-sex example.

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* Saruhiko and Misaki's backstory in ''Anime/{{K}}'', as shown in the prequel novel ''Lost Small World''. [[spoiler: Subverted in that they do become friends again, and [[HoYay probably more, more]], once Misaki realizes that Saruhiko really just belongs in the Blue Clan, not the Red - Misaki's myopic loyalty to the Red King made him think Saruhiko was just a power-hungry JerkAss, and [[JerkassWoobie Saruhiko]] [[ThenLetMeBeEvil went with it]] until the end of the second season.season. It doesn't help that Saruhiko has a lot of issues left over from his [[ParentalAbuse abusive]] [[{{Jerkass}} father]] that others took advantage of to split Saruhiko away from the Red Clan and PoorCommunicationKills as a result. It takes until the second season for Saruhiko and Misaki to both be in the position to make up.]] Another same-sex example.
21st Feb '17 8:12:11 AM infernape612
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* In ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors'' [[spoiler:June/Akane]] is this to [[spoiler: decoy protagonist Junpei]] when [[spoiler: she turns out to be the big bad Zero, who kidnapped him and 8 other people and put them in deadly game.]] Unlike most examples [[spoiler:her]] affection is be genuine(as confirmed by WordOfGod) and betrayal is more of a case of IDidWhatIHadToDo [[spoiler: since the game was actually designed to save her life in the past]] and the other person doesn't hold grudge.

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* In ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors'' [[spoiler:June/Akane]] is this to [[spoiler: decoy protagonist Junpei]] when [[spoiler: she turns out to be the big bad Zero, who kidnapped him and 8 other people and put them in a deadly game.]] Unlike most examples [[spoiler:her]] affection is be genuine(as genuine (as confirmed by WordOfGod) and the betrayal is more of a case of IDidWhatIHadToDo [[spoiler: since the game was actually designed to save her life in the past]] past]]; when all is said and done, the other person victim of the betrayal doesn't hold a grudge.
18th Dec '16 8:54:56 PM GrantMK2
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* In ''VisualNovel/Tsukihime'' On [[spoiler: the Kohaku route]] as the [[spoiler: love interest, Kohaku]] has this role. The two [[spoiler: stay together afterward]].

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* In ''VisualNovel/Tsukihime'' ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' On [[spoiler: the Kohaku route]] as the [[spoiler: love interest, Kohaku]] has this role. The two [[spoiler: stay together afterward]].
18th Dec '16 8:53:00 PM GrantMK2
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* In ''VisualNovel/Tsukihime'' On [[spoiler: the Kohaku route]] as the [[spoiler: love interest, Kohaku]] has this role. The two [[spoiler: stay together afterward]].
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