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12th Oct '17 12:30:25 PM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series, Alduin, the [[DragonsAreDemonic draconic]] BeastOfTheApocalypse, Subverts it. He's ''supposed'' to be doing this, waiting until it's the appropriate time for him to perform his divinely mandated duty of [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt destroying the world]] so that it can be [[EternalRecurrence remade anew]]. Unfortunately, Alduin found that he preferred to [[TakeOverTheWorld rule the world]] and be [[DrunkWithPower worshiped as a god instead]]. After three ancient heroes of mankind [[SealedEvilInACan cast him out of the stream of time]] using the power of an [[TomeOfEldritchLore Elder Scrolls]], he returned to kick off the events of ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]''. He destroys the village of Helgen and can be found throughout the game resurrecting other dragons at burial mounds.

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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series, ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
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Alduin, the [[DragonsAreDemonic draconic]] BeastOfTheApocalypse, Subverts it. He's ''supposed'' to be doing this, waiting until it's the appropriate time for him to perform his divinely mandated duty of [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt destroying the world]] so that it can be [[EternalRecurrence remade anew]]. Unfortunately, Alduin found that he preferred to [[TakeOverTheWorld rule the world]] and be [[DrunkWithPower worshiped as a god instead]]. After three ancient heroes of mankind [[SealedEvilInACan cast him out of the stream of time]] using the power of an [[TomeOfEldritchLore Elder Scrolls]], he returned to kick off the events of ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]''. He destroys the village of Helgen and can be found throughout the game resurrecting other dragons at burial mounds.mounds.
** Umaril the Unfeathered, the [[AbusivePrecursors Ayleid]] sorcerer-king who ruled the Ayleid Empire at the time of the [[SlaveRevolt Alessian Revolt]], favored doing this. He practiced a "ruin-from-afar" strategy, having his minions do his dirty work. Umaril did nothing even as Alessia's forces captured most of Cyrodiil. He didn't get involved himself until her forces came to the [[TheTower White-Gold Tower]] itself, where he was defeated (but not killed) by Alessia's divine champion, Pelinal Whitestrike. In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'''s ''Knights of the Nine'' expansion, Umaril [[ResurrectiveImmortality returns]] and serves as the expansion's BigBad. Again, he does not get personally involved until the very end.
6th Oct '17 4:54:12 PM MBG
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* ''Manga/DragonBall'': In the King Piccolo Saga, King Piccolo typically sits on his throne in Emperor Pilaf's airship while his "children" do the fighting for him. He finally steps in personally after the deaths of Cymbal and Tambourine, and [[CurbStompBattle beats Goku so thoroughly]] [[DisneyDeath that Goku is presumed dead afterwards]].

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* ''Manga/DragonBall'': In the King Piccolo Saga, King Piccolo typically sits on his throne in Emperor Pilaf's airship while his "children" do the fighting for him. He finally steps in personally after the deaths of Cymbal and Tambourine, and [[CurbStompBattle beats Goku so thoroughly]] [[DisneyDeath that Goku is presumed dead afterwards]]. Justified in his case, since he was [[SealedEvilInACan still vulnerable to the Mafuba,]] and he wanted to eliminate everyone who might know it before taking to the field himself.
28th Sep '17 3:35:52 AM AlternativeCola
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28th Sep '17 3:35:46 AM AlternativeCola
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** Averted with his son Lotor.
15th Sep '17 11:36:13 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series, Alduin, the [[DragonsAreDemonic draconic]] BeastOfTheApocalypse, Subverts it. He's ''supposed'' to be doing this, waiting until it's the appropriate time for him to perform his divinely mandated duty of [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt destroying the world]] so that it can be [[EternalRecurrence remade anew]]. Unfortunately, Alduin found that he preferred to [[TakeOverTheWorld rule the world]] and be [[DrunkWithPower worshiped as a god instead]]. After three ancient heroes of mankind [[SealedEvilInACan cast him out of the stream of time]] using the power of an [[TomeOfEldritchLore Elder Scrolls]], he returned to kick off the events of ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]''. He destroys the village of Helgen and can be found throughout the game resurrecting other dragons at burial mounds.
12th Sep '17 8:22:45 AM MyFinalEdits
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* ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'': Rachel spends most of her time teleporting around, "observing" (she's canonically one of the most powerful beings in the game, and is referred to as Princess by her subordinates). However, her "observations" can sometimes help people, and she actually does fight the big bad (though there is implications that she shouldn't be doing so). Later games provide a reason for this: [[spoiler:Observer is actually the title of her nature of being, she's expected to sit back and simply watch the time loops.]]
** Averted with Most of the major villains. Relius is [[MadScientist way too willing]] to get his hands dirty, and Hazama/Terumi perfectly willing to shrug it off when his plans don't go quite right and wait for the next time loop to try again - as long as someone suffered for the effort, he's happy. Consequently they spend a lot of time [[VillainsActHeroesReact running rings around the good guys]].

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* ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'': ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'':
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Rachel spends most of her time teleporting around, "observing" (she's canonically one of the most powerful beings in the game, and is referred to as Princess by her subordinates). However, her "observations" can sometimes help people, and she actually does fight the big bad (though there is implications that she shouldn't be doing so). Later games provide a reason for this: [[spoiler:Observer is actually the title of her nature of being, she's expected to sit back and simply watch the time loops.]]
** Averted with Most most of the major villains. Relius is [[MadScientist way too willing]] to get his hands dirty, and Hazama/Terumi perfectly willing to shrug it off when his plans don't go quite right and wait for the next time loop to try again - as long as someone suffered for the effort, he's happy. Consequently they spend a lot of time [[VillainsActHeroesReact running rings around the good guys]].



* Justified in ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'' by the [[BigBadEnsemble Lords of Cinder]], since each of them is actively fleeing and hiding from their duty to preside over a successor to the Linking of the Flame, and the task of the player is to hunt them down and return them. They all also have personal attachments that bind them to the places where they can be found, and are possibly mindless anyway. [[spoiler: It's most apparent in the case of Prince Lothric, who is implied to have never yet become a proper Lord, and whose disinterest in his duty has him prefer to stay locked at the top of his tower and watch the end of the world from afar.]] Ironically, each of them is supposed to be sitting on a throne that they have abandoned (although one is found sitting on a different [[http://orig09.deviantart.net/2f5c/f/2016/125/c/a/dark_souls_3_4k_pic_28_yhorm_the_giant_1_by_user619-da1dwfp.jpg throne of his own]].
** Less justified in the case of Pontiff Sulyvahn, however. You can encounter his minions as early as the High Wall of Lothric via Vordt, and yet at no point does he confront you himself while you're out there taking his forces apart bit by bit. He's content to just sit in his cathedral and wait for you to show up. Though, in fairness, he is quite powerful, so it's not like beating him is by any means easy.

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* ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'':
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Justified in ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'' by the [[BigBadEnsemble Lords of Cinder]], since each of them is actively fleeing and hiding from their duty to preside over a successor to the Linking of the Flame, and the task of the player is to hunt them down and return them. They all also have personal attachments that bind them to the places where they can be found, and are possibly mindless anyway. [[spoiler: It's most apparent in the case of Prince Lothric, who is implied to have never yet become a proper Lord, and whose disinterest in his duty has him prefer to stay locked at the top of his tower and watch the end of the world from afar.]] Ironically, each of them is supposed to be sitting on a throne that they have abandoned (although one is found sitting on a different [[http://orig09.deviantart.net/2f5c/f/2016/125/c/a/dark_souls_3_4k_pic_28_yhorm_the_giant_1_by_user619-da1dwfp.jpg throne of his own]].
** Less justified in the case of Pontiff Sulyvahn, however.Sulyvahn. You can encounter his minions as early as the High Wall of Lothric via Vordt, and yet at no point does he confront you himself while you're out there taking his forces apart bit by bit. He's content to just sit in his cathedral and wait for you to show up. Though, in fairness, he is quite powerful, so it's not like beating him is by any means easy.
12th Sep '17 8:02:59 AM UltimateBrawl
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**Less justified in the case of Pontiff Sulyvahn, however. You can encounter his minions as early as the High Wall of Lothric via Vordt, and yet at no point does he confront you himself while you're out there taking his forces apart bit by bit. He's content to just sit in his cathedral and wait for you to show up. Though, in fairness, he is quite powerful, so it's not like beating him is by any means easy.
9th Sep '17 7:41:43 AM Kazmahu
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* ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'': Rachel spends most of her time teleporting around, "observing" (she's canonically one of the most powerful beings in the game, and is referred to as Princess by her subordinates). However, her "observations" can sometimes help people, and she actually does fight the big bad (though there is implications that she shouldn't be doing so).

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* ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'': Rachel spends most of her time teleporting around, "observing" (she's canonically one of the most powerful beings in the game, and is referred to as Princess by her subordinates). However, her "observations" can sometimes help people, and she actually does fight the big bad (though there is implications that she shouldn't be doing so). Later games provide a reason for this: [[spoiler:Observer is actually the title of her nature of being, she's expected to sit back and simply watch the time loops.]]
** Averted with Most of the major villains. Relius is [[MadScientist way too willing]] to get his hands dirty, and Hazama/Terumi perfectly willing to shrug it off when his plans don't go quite right and wait for the next time loop to try again - as long as someone suffered for the effort, he's happy. Consequently they spend a lot of time [[VillainsActHeroesReact running rings around the good guys]].
8th Sep '17 7:53:19 AM shawnmstewart
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** Smaug zig-zags around this as well. In his youth he fought some great battles, and won [[BlueAndOrangeMorality the prizes every dragon desires]] - a big pile of treasure and a secluded lair in which to sit upon it. Having succeeded in this goal, he mostly just lays around and sleeps, to the point where he hasn't even been seen in decades. That said, he's capable of immediate retaliation if anyone is stupid enough to provoke him.
29th Aug '17 7:45:42 AM Abodos
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** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI'' Ganon doesn't seem very concerned on actually gathering the Triforce pieces, even though the dungeons are full of monsters (who are supposedly his minions).

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** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI'' Ganon doesn't seem very concerned on actually gathering the Triforce pieces, even though the dungeons in which those pieces are located are full of monsters (who are supposedly his minions).
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