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28th Oct '16 11:47:56 PM lalalei2001
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* ''Anime/YuGiOh Duel Monsters'': The Spirit of the Millennium Ring appears as a villain from season 1 but ends up being the BigBad in the last season after other more prominent antagonists are "defeated".
18th Oct '16 4:11:12 PM nombretomado
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* A subplot about Alchemiss' power increasing in ''[[FreedomForce Freedom Force vs. The Third Reich]]'' takes over the third act of the game, as Alchemiss [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity goes insane]] and nearly destroys the universe.

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* A subplot about Alchemiss' power increasing in ''[[FreedomForce ''[[VideoGame/FreedomForce Freedom Force vs. The Third Reich]]'' takes over the third act of the game, as Alchemiss [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity goes insane]] and nearly destroys the universe.
9th Oct '16 4:51:33 AM erforce
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* Cutler Beckett and the East India Trading Company in ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean''. The company is more-or-less mentioned in passing in the first film, before becoming much more of a threat in the following two films. By the time ''At World's End'' rolls around, the combined threat of Beckett and Jones was enough to ultimately unite the world's pirate forces, who up until then were crossing and betraying each other on a regular basis.

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* Cutler Beckett and the East India Trading Company in ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean''. The company is more-or-less mentioned in passing in the [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl first film, film]], before becoming much more of a threat in the following two films. By the time ''At ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd At World's End'' End]]'' rolls around, the combined threat of Beckett and Jones was enough to ultimately unite the world's pirate forces, who up until then were crossing and betraying each other on a regular basis.
11th Sep '16 11:53:35 AM mario0987
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* In season 4 of Series/OnceUponATime we have a minor subplot where Regina attempts to find out who wrote the magical storybook that says she is a villain under the belief that the author is responsible for her never finding permanent happiness despite being redeemed. The second arc of this season is all about a group of villains wanting to do the same thing and get their happy endings.
6th Sep '16 7:59:08 AM Snicka
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* The later two ''Franchise/TheMatrix'' movies seem to be about the showdown between the machines and free humans, but while those two sides are busy fighting, Agent Smith is busy replicating, and by the end the warring factions must agree to a truce to deal with Smith.

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* The later two ''Franchise/TheMatrix'' movies seem to be about the showdown between the machines and free humans, but while those two sides are busy fighting, Agent Smith is busy replicating, and by the end the warring factions must agree to a truce to deal with Smith. Almost a literal example, as Smith's replicating resembles the behavior of tumor cells a lot.
14th Aug '16 4:42:52 PM VoxAquila
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* ''Literature/PerdidoStreetStation'' by Creator/ChinaMieville starts off looking light - the A plot is going to be a scientist helping a bird man to fly again, with a B plot of his girl friend making a sculpture for a mysterious crime boss. But then one of the caterpillars the scientist was studying hatches and starts {{Mind Rap|e}}ing everybody. Everything else gets pushed to the side when it turns out that the moth is just about the deadliest thing in the world.

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* ''Literature/PerdidoStreetStation'' by Creator/ChinaMieville starts off looking light - the A plot is going to be a scientist helping a bird man to fly again, with a B plot of his girl friend making a sculpture for a mysterious crime boss. But then one of the caterpillars the scientist was studying hatches and starts {{Mind Rap|e}}ing everybody. Everything else gets pushed to the side when it turns out that the moth moths is just about the deadliest thing in the world.world (even the LegionsOfHell are scared shitless of them).
30th Jul '16 3:39:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* The evil organizations in all of the main series ''{{Pokemon}}'' games come into play as extremely minor obstacles in the way of the player's true quest (which is ToBeAMaster and GottaCatchEmAll), but swell in importance, numbers, and ferocity as the player progresses, and eventually eclipse the original quest in importance (at least for a little while).

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* The evil organizations in all of the main series ''{{Pokemon}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Pokemon}}'' games come into play as extremely minor obstacles in the way of the player's true quest (which is ToBeAMaster and GottaCatchEmAll), but swell in importance, numbers, and ferocity as the player progresses, and eventually eclipse the original quest in importance (at least for a little while).



* In ''UltimaIII'' the Great Earth Serpent was just an obstacle guarding the entrance to the Big Bad's castle, which you needed a password to get by. In ''Ultima VII Part Two: Serpent Isle'' you learn that the serpent in question was a cosmic force of balance, and removing it from its proper place threatens to destroy the entire universe as the serpents of Chaos and Order struggle unchecked.

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* In ''UltimaIII'' ''VideoGame/UltimaIII'' the Great Earth Serpent was just an obstacle guarding the entrance to the Big Bad's castle, which you needed a password to get by. In ''Ultima VII Part Two: Serpent Isle'' you learn that the serpent in question was a cosmic force of balance, and removing it from its proper place threatens to destroy the entire universe as the serpents of Chaos and Order struggle unchecked.
13th Jul '16 3:20:17 PM TSBasilisk
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** The Old Gods started as a minor background aspect of the Scourge but have steadily escalated to become the driving force behind many of the game's events. With the {{Retcon}}s of ''Chronicles'' they are now weapons of the Void Lords who are the BiggerBad behind not only them but indirectly the Burning Legion.
5th Jul '16 8:33:38 AM CaptainCrawdad
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** "[[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial We don't know that they ate them!]]"
4th Jul '16 11:35:02 AM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' web serials tend to choose this route. More often than not, they set up a basic plot-setting, and either shove it aside or wrap it up within the first couple of chapters, to concentrate on something barely related. Sometimes, these plot threads connect, other times, they just sort of get forgotten.

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* ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' web serials tend to choose this route. More often than not, they set up a basic plot-setting, and either shove it aside or wrap it up within the first couple of chapters, to concentrate on something barely related. Sometimes, these plot threads connect, other times, they just sort of get forgotten.
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