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25th Mar '18 11:09:55 AM nombretomado
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%%* Alexa in ''[[Franchise/CommandAndConquer Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath]]''.

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%%* Alexa in ''[[Franchise/CommandAndConquer ''[[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberiumWars Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath]]''.
17th Mar '18 9:22:29 PM MagiMecha
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* In ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', Jiren is this to Universe 11's Pride Troopers. [[spoiler:Pride Troopers all gravitated to him because of his power and they all consider him their friend, but Jiren absolutely refuses to do anything with them, seeing them as stepping stones to his goals.]]
22nd Feb '18 8:20:51 PM DarkPhoenix94
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* The reformed Terminator Arnold Davis in [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7153098/1/The_Chronicles_of_Utopia The Chronicles of Utopia]] becomes the protagonist's right hand man when the two begin their business venture and when the main character becomes embroiled in the politics of Oerth. While the main character Asher has a fairly idealistic and positive view of people in general, Davis is far more cynical and mistrusting of mankind and plays the devil's advocate to Asher on many occasions, asking the tough questions. When Asher forms his own empire in [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7893756/1/The_Chronicles_of_Utopia_Volume_II The Chronicles of Utopia Volume II]] he becomes the kingdom's spymaster and head of security.

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* The reformed Terminator Arnold Davis in [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7153098/1/The_Chronicles_of_Utopia The Chronicles of Utopia]] becomes the protagonist's right hand man when the two begin their business venture and when the main character becomes embroiled in the politics of Oerth. While the main character Asher has a fairly idealistic and positive view of people in general, Davis is far more cynical and mistrusting of mankind and plays the devil's advocate to Asher on many occasions, asking the tough questions. When Asher forms his own empire in [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7893756/1/The_Chronicles_of_Utopia_Volume_II The Chronicles of Utopia Volume II]] he becomes the kingdom's spymaster and head of security.#
* In ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'', Loki and Natasha, and occasionally Clint, generally serve as this to the Avengers, (and in Loki's case, more specifically, to Thor), doing the dirtier jobs behind the scenes that the Avengers as a whole can't do publicly because of their public image.
** Doctor Strange serves as this to the heroes, and particularly Harry, being willing to use extraordinarily ruthless and downright amoral means to remove threats and potential threats to them and to the timeline as a whole. This does not make him the most popular person around, though even the heroes who like him the least grudgingly admit that he's useful. Villains, by contrast, are scared witless of him, and with good reason.
18th Feb '18 6:37:57 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* In ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'', John Rumford becomes one to President Yancey, General Laclede and the other Neo-Confederate leaders through his ruthless solution to the Atlanta insurrection, which he then gives them credit for.
18th Jan '18 9:18:35 AM Woodrobin
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** Especially applied to the odd devolution of Doctor Light from a physics genius able to make light waves sit up, roll over and otherwise do basically impossible things (i.e. turning afterimages into explosive holograms) who could convincingly take on the whole Justice League into a ButtMonkey with a ray gun that was basically a suped-up flashlight, who regularly lost to the Teen Titans. What happened to him caused many villains to look at the heroes as having crossed a MoralEventHorizon.
16th Jan '18 1:32:05 AM Cryoclaste
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* TheZerothLawOfTropeExamples, and subverted and lampshaded as well! In ''Theatre/AntonyAndCleopatra'', when Pompey the Younger has made peace with Octavian, Mark Antony, and Lepidus, his subordinate Menas suggests [[NastyParty taking advantage of their celebratory drunkenness]] to kill them all. Pompey's response can be summarised as "As an honourable man, I have to forbid you from doing any such thing. SO WHY DIDN'T YOU JUST DO IT?". This incident was taken directly from Plutarch.

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* TheZerothLawOfTropeExamples, JustForFun/TheZerothLawOfTropeExamples, and subverted and lampshaded as well! In ''Theatre/AntonyAndCleopatra'', when Pompey the Younger has made peace with Octavian, Mark Antony, and Lepidus, his subordinate Menas suggests [[NastyParty taking advantage of their celebratory drunkenness]] to kill them all. Pompey's response can be summarised as "As an honourable man, I have to forbid you from doing any such thing. SO WHY DIDN'T YOU JUST DO IT?". This incident was taken directly from Plutarch.
8th Jan '18 7:43:26 PM NOYB
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** Really, all of the cast for [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer both]] [[Series/{{Angel}} shows]] are this for all the others (besides for Dawn, Tara and Lorne). We've seen them all without the others (Wishverse Buffy, Dark Willow, Ripper, Angel after firing everyone, Wesley after his betrayal) and they're all much, much worse without the others. So it's like ConservationOfNinjitsu, only with evil.

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** Really, all of the cast for [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer both]] [[Series/{{Angel}} shows]] are this for all the others (besides for Dawn, Tara and Lorne). We've seen them all without the others (Wishverse Buffy, Dark Willow, Ripper, Angel after firing everyone, Wesley after his betrayal) and they're all much, much worse without the others. So it's like ConservationOfNinjitsu, only with evil.
8th Jan '18 7:42:43 PM NOYB
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* ''Series/{{Scandal}}'': Pretty much the entire main cast are this to each other. Olivia and Cyrus will do horrible things to protect President Fitzgerald Grant and in turn Grant will do horrible things to protect to Olivia. Melly Grant will do anything to protect her husband, even though she knows that he loves Olivia, because she made it her life's mission to get Fitz elected president. Olivia's Gladiators do increasingly nastier and nastier things to protect Olivia and each other. B6-13 is an entire secret government agency that is the poisonous friend for the United States, torturing and assassinating people, and even committing acts of terrorism in order to secure the well being of the country.

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* ''Series/{{Scandal}}'': Pretty much the entire main cast are this to each other. Olivia and Cyrus will do horrible things to protect President Fitzgerald Grant and in turn Grant will do horrible things to protect to Olivia. Melly Grant will do anything to protect her husband, even though she knows that he loves Olivia, because she made it her life's mission to get Fitz elected president. Olivia's Gladiators do increasingly nastier and nastier things to protect Olivia and each other. B6-13 is an entire secret government agency that is the poisonous friend for the United States, torturing and assassinating people, and even committing acts of terrorism in order to secure the well being of the country.
8th Jan '18 7:41:10 PM NOYB
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* ''Series/Daredevil2015'': Matt Murdock has a bit of this going on with his double life as both a lawyer and the Devil of Hell's Kitchen. In season 2, his troubles balancing out the two sides of his life - between defending Frank Castle and running around with Elektra - ultimately end up straining his friendships with Foggy and Karen. Matt is self-aware of this, admitting during his makeout scene with Karen early in season 2, "I have this incredible ability to bring disaster to the best things in my life." Karen gets a glimpse of it after Matt's faltering in contributing to Frank's trial and seeing Elektra in Matt's bed, saying to Frank during the diner scene:
-->'''Karen Page:''' He's the kind of man that hurts people. Not like you, but... he damages them. Breaks them.
8th Jan '18 7:39:20 PM NOYB
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*** Another example from ''Series/{{Angel}}'' would be Wesley shooting Knox in cold blood right after Angel gives a speech to him about being merciful to their enemies.
---> '''Angel:''' Were you even listening?
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