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30th May '17 7:22:09 AM Shadowgazer
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* In ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'', [[PsychopathicManchild Lord Hater]], the BigBad of the entirety of Season 1 had been for the most part a HarmlessVillain. At least, for the main characters Wander and Sylvia whom he never managed to seriously threaten, despite his fervent wishes of torturing and killing them. However, until that point he had been introduced as a serious threat for the rest of the galaxy, [[GalacticConqueror taking over planet after planet]] trying to prove his greatness. Cue [[KnightOfCerebus Lord Dominator]]'s appearance in Season 2. Dominator's first action in the series proper is [[DynamicEntry using a giant ship to slice Hater's ship in two with a gigantic drill]]. From that moment on, Lord Dominator takes the role as the show's BigBad, dethroning Hater as the Greatest in the Galaxy by overdoing him in every possible way:

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* In ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'', [[PsychopathicManchild Lord Hater]], the BigBad of the entirety of Season 1 had been for the most part a HarmlessVillain.IneffectualSympatheticVillain. At least, for the main characters Wander and Sylvia whom he never managed to seriously threaten, despite his fervent wishes of torturing and killing them. However, until that point he had been introduced as a serious threat for the rest of the galaxy, [[GalacticConqueror taking over planet after planet]] trying to prove his greatness. Cue [[KnightOfCerebus Lord Dominator]]'s appearance in Season 2. Dominator's first action in the series proper is [[DynamicEntry using a giant ship to slice Hater's ship in two with a gigantic drill]]. From that moment on, Lord Dominator takes the role as the show's BigBad, dethroning Hater as the Greatest in the Galaxy by overdoing him in every possible way:
30th May '17 7:15:58 AM Shadowgazer
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* In ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', Kyubey is, for lack of a better term, unstoppable. Killing him is utterly useless, trying to out-gambit him is nigh-impossible, and while [[spoiler: Madoka's sacrifice]] denies him victory on his terms, he ultimately still gets exactly what he wants. Come ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion'', [[spoiler: [[MadGod Akuma Homura]] reduces him to a quivering, traumatized mess by forcing him to hold all the curses of the world.]]

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* In ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', Kyubey is, for lack of a better term, unstoppable. Killing him is utterly useless, trying to out-gambit him is nigh-impossible, and while [[spoiler: Madoka's sacrifice]] denies him victory on his terms, he ultimately still gets exactly what he wants. Come ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion'', [[spoiler: [[MadGod Akuma Homura]] reduces him to a quivering, traumatized mess by forcing him to hold all the curses of the world. However how much of a villain Homura is, is up for debate.]]


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* Luca Brasi is introduced in ''Film/TheGodfather'', both the film and the novel, as this terrifying killer and enforcer for the Corleones, more force of nature than man. He is killed by Virgil Sollozzo and Bruno Tattaglia without very much difficulty as the opening gambit of their war with the Corleones. When the Corleones receive a fish wrapped in Brasi's bulletproof vest, they know they are in trouble. Unusually for this trope, while he is definitely a villain, he is not antagonistic but on the [[VillainProtagonist protagonists side]].
14th May '17 10:12:04 AM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/StarCraft'' has multiple instances of this trope:

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* ''Franchise/StarCraft'' ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' has multiple instances of this trope:
8th May '17 4:28:51 PM nighttrainfm
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** The Anointed One (a little kid vampire who was held over from season one) is [[spoiler:shoved into a cage and hoisted into sunlight early in season two by Spike]].
** Spike gets similar treatment in this a quarter into season four where he returns ready to cause trouble for Buffy, only to be tasered and captured by members of the Initiative. He escapes from them in the next episode, but has a chip planted in his head to make sure he can't harm the heroes again, which wound up sending him directly into [[BadassDecay a certain other trope]].

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** The Anointed One (a little kid vampire who was held over from season one) is [[spoiler:shoved into a cage and hoisted into sunlight early in season two by Spike]].
Spike.]]
** Spike gets similar treatment in this a quarter into season four where he returns ready to cause trouble for Buffy, only to be tasered and captured by members of the Initiative. He escapes from them in the next episode, but has a chip planted in his head to make sure he can't harm the heroes again, which wound up sending him directly into [[BadassDecay a certain other trope]].trope.]]



** Twilight killed the Master and Ethan Rayne by proxy.
* ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'': At the beginning of season two, Lord Zedd, Rita's superior, appears to relieve her of command after one failure too many. Her minions quickly jump ship as he sticks her in another dumpster and launches her into space. She comes back, of course...
* ''Series/PowerRangersZeo'': Rita and Zedd are, in turn, ousted from the moon by the arrival of the Machine Empire. They get their revenge at the end of the season, but then (apart from a cameo in the ''Turbo'' movie) disappear until ''Space''.

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** In the season 8 comics, Twilight killed the Master and Ethan Rayne by proxy.
* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'':
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''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'': At the beginning of season two, Lord Zedd, Rita's superior, appears to relieve her of command after one failure too many. Her minions quickly jump ship as he sticks her in another dumpster and launches her into space. She comes back, of course...
* ** ''Series/PowerRangersZeo'': Rita and Zedd are, in turn, ousted from the moon by the arrival of the Machine Empire. They get their revenge at the end of the season, but then (apart from a cameo in the ''Turbo'' movie) disappear until ''Space''.
19th Apr '17 8:01:10 PM Isaac_Heller
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* ''Film/JemAndTheHolograms'' ends with TheStinger where antagonist Erica Raymond recruits The Misfits to challenge Jem.
15th Apr '17 5:30:04 PM Tropetastic1995
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* Around 2009, Mac Gargan replaced Eddie Brock as the new and much more monstrous Venom, and as a result Carnage was killed off since the writers had no more need for him for the time being. After Flash Thompson took over as the more heroic Venom, Carnage returned.
9th Apr '17 3:05:59 PM john_e
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* ''Series/BabylonFive'': The Shadows make their entrance by blowing the [[SpacePirate Raiders']] mothership into tiny little bits.
1st Apr '17 6:23:48 PM Andyroid
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' episode "Weirdmageddon Part 1", Bill Cipher disfigures Preston Northwest and then kills the Time Baby, cementing his status as the most evil and powerful character in the series.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' episode "Weirdmageddon Part 1", Bill Cipher disfigures Preston Northwest when [[TheQuisling he tries to join Bill's forces]], and then kills disintegrates the Time Baby, cementing Baby when he shows up to stop Bill with a small army of Time Agents. This cements his status as the most evil and powerful character in the series.
29th Mar '17 11:03:20 AM josh6243
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* The [[ArcWelding retooled]] ''Anime/ShinMazinger'' plot in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars V [[ZigzaggedTrope zigzags]] this. At first it seems like Hades and the Myceane will be the villains as in previous games. But then [[Manga/ShinMazingerZero Mazinger ZERO]] shows up and [[CurbStompBattle quickly wipes the floor with Hades]] and replaces him as the main threat of the series. However, after Kouji and ZERO are reclaimed a few stages later, the Myceane return to being the ''Shin Mazinger'' Bad Guys, with Hades himself eventually returning as the Emperor of Darkness to be the Main Antagonist of the ''Shin Mazinger'' plot.

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* The [[ArcWelding retooled]] ''Anime/ShinMazinger'' plot in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars V ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsV'' [[ZigzaggedTrope zigzags]] this. At first it seems like Hades and the Myceane will be the villains as in previous games. But then [[Manga/ShinMazingerZero Mazinger ZERO]] shows up and [[CurbStompBattle quickly wipes the floor with Hades]] and replaces him as the main threat of the series. However, after Kouji and ZERO are reclaimed a few stages later, the Myceane return to being the ''Shin Mazinger'' Bad Guys, with Hades himself eventually returning as the Emperor of Darkness to be the Main Antagonist of the ''Shin Mazinger'' plot.
29th Mar '17 10:53:16 AM josh6243
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* The [[ArcWelding retooled]] ''Anime/ShinMazinger'' plot in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars V [[ZigzaggedTrope zigzags]] this. At first it seems like Hades and the Myceane will be the villains as in previous games. But then [[Manga/ShinMazingerZero Mazinger ZERO]] shows up and [[CurbStompBattle quickly wipes the floor with Hades]] and replaces him as the main threat of the series. However, after Kouji and ZERO are reclaimed a few stages later, the Myceane return to being the ''Shin Mazinger'' Bad Guys, with Hades himself eventually returning as the Emperor of Darkness to be the Main Antagonist of the ''Shin Mazinger'' plot.
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