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10th Apr '16 7:22:38 PM jamespolk
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* ''Theatre/HellBentFerHeaven'', which won the UsefulNotes/PulitzerPrize for 1924, cribs liberally from Othello, with Rufe being a manipulative schemer just like Iago. Like Iago, he is manaically jealous, in this play over a woman. Rufe attempts to re-start an old FeudingFamilies war in order to get Andy to kill Sid, Rufe's rival for the affections of Andy's sister Jude. He does this in classic Iago style by whispering into Andy's ear in order to convince him that Sid's family is out to get him.
30th Mar '16 9:25:28 PM AdamNY
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* Steve Urkel on "Family Matters" has his moments. Moreso in later seasons. He'll often try to pull a guilt trip on Laura when he doesn't get his way with her. He often tries to force love on her. Though he's not quite a bastard all the time.
30th Mar '16 9:25:01 PM AdamNY
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30th Mar '16 9:24:47 PM AdamNY
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* Steve Urkel on "Family Matters" has his moments. Moreso in later seasons. He'll often try to pull a guilt trip on Laura when he doesn't get his way with her. He often tries to force love on her. Though he's not quite a bastard all the time.
20th Mar '16 7:28:28 AM StFan
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* ''MuvLuvAlternative'''s Kouzuki Yuuko will do anything to ensure humanity's survival against the [[HordeOfAlienLocusts BETA]]. ''Anything''. [[spoiler:This includes surreptitiously releasing captured specimens on her own base to rattle the troops, not telling Takeru of the dire consequences of his going back to a branch of ''Extra'', in general manipulating the members of the cast, the Americans, and the rest of the UN to ensure the success of Alternative IV. Even her ''Extra self'' is shocked at the depths to which she can stoop so low when the circumstances are present.]]

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* ''MuvLuvAlternative'''s ''VisualNovel/MuvLuvAlternative'''s Kouzuki Yuuko will do anything to ensure humanity's survival against the [[HordeOfAlienLocusts BETA]]. ''Anything''. [[spoiler:This includes surreptitiously releasing captured specimens on her own base to rattle the troops, not telling Takeru of the dire consequences of his going back to a branch of ''Extra'', in general manipulating the members of the cast, the Americans, and the rest of the UN to ensure the success of Alternative IV. Even her ''Extra self'' is shocked at the depths to which she can stoop so low when the circumstances are present.]]
24th Feb '16 6:19:12 PM MisterTulip
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** In ''Fanfic/TheWitchOfTheEverfree'', Sunset Shimmer interprets her this way for the first few years after running away, but [[CharacterDevelopment places increasingly little stock in that interpretation as more time passes]].
24th Jan '16 2:29:04 PM Tallens
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* ''Fanfic/SuddenContact'': [[Franchise/{{Starcraft}} Arcturus Mengsk]]. He tricks the [[Franchise/MassEffect Council]] into helping the Sons of Korhal overthrow the Confederacy by appearing weak and offering Terran technology to them. After which, the Council takes the bait, believing they could gain new technology and have a new government to work with. However, once the war goes bad for the Council, and the Zerg start to invade Citadel Space, Mengsk tricks the Council into using the psi-emitter on Tarsonis to end the war quickly. Since Saren was the one who planted the psi-emitter in this story, Mengsk blackmails the Council with this information, knowing the public would turn on them if the knowledge was released. This not only forces the Council to begrudgingly recognize Mengsk as the Emperor of the newly formed Terran Dominion, but also grant humanity a seat in the Council in exchange for Terran forces helping them fight the Zerg.
10th Dec '15 5:23:12 PM oliviabenson
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* The Other Girl in the [[Fanfic/HookerVerse Hooker!verse]]. She's successfully ruining her other personality's (Penny) life, she gleefully mindfucks the Critic and Chick, and Linkara falls into her trap when she pretends to be Penny and be a crying mess.

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* The Other Girl in the [[Fanfic/HookerVerse Hooker!verse]]. She's successfully ruining her other personality's (Penny) life, life and she gleefully mindfucks the Critic and Chick, and Linkara falls into her trap when she pretends to be Penny and be a crying mess.Chick.
20th Nov '15 1:07:36 PM CountDorku
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** Erebus of the Word Bearers managed to bring about the Horus Heresy with a few carefully timed manipulations. First, he teamed up with Lorgar's mentor Kor Phaeron to lead Lorgar to the Chaos gods. Then he followed up by executing a convoluted scheme to get Horus sworn to darkness. Unfortunately for him, he has trouble when the pieces in his plans act for themselves, leading to him [[TearOffYourFace getting his face peeled off]] by Horus (non-fatal, but certainly not fun).
13th Nov '15 11:39:24 AM TheUnknownUploader
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The Manipulative Bastard is the master manipulator of emotions and perspectives. This is the guy who gets off on playing head games -- clever and dangerous and lacking comedic overtones. He or she always has ThePlan, but rather than do any work, the Manipulative Bastard prefers to play on other characters' emotions and then watch the victims destroy themselves as they waste their energy on fighting against [[WindmillPolitical fake dangers]] or [[LetsYouAndHimFight their friends]].

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The Manipulative Bastard is the master manipulator of emotions and perspectives. This is the guy who gets off on playing head games -- clever and dangerous and lacking comedic overtones.overtones [[ComedicSociopathy (usu]][[BlackComedy ally)]]. He or she always has ThePlan, but rather than do any work, the Manipulative Bastard prefers to play on other characters' emotions and then watch the victims destroy themselves as they waste their energy on fighting against [[WindmillPolitical fake dangers]] or [[LetsYouAndHimFight their friends]].
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