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18th Jun '18 5:57:44 PM costanton11
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* In the third ''TheLibrarian'' film, the main villains are these, hoping to revive Dracula and use him to create a vampire army to reconquer and restore the Soviet Union.

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* In the third ''TheLibrarian'' ''Film/TheLibrarian'' film, the main villains are these, hoping to revive Dracula and use him to create a vampire army to reconquer and restore the Soviet Union.
26th May '18 7:20:27 PM JackG
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* ''Film/TheSoldier'' (1982). Renegade KGB steal nuclear material and, [[FalseFlagOperation posing as terrorists]], threaten to detonate an atomic bomb in the Saudi oilfields unless the US forces the Israelis off the West Bank.

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* ''Film/TheSoldier'' ''The Soldier'' (1982). Renegade KGB steal nuclear material and, [[FalseFlagOperation posing as terrorists]], threaten to detonate an atomic bomb in the Saudi oilfields unless the US forces the Israelis off the West Bank. The HeroesRUs group led by the title character have to stop them, ironically [[RogueAgent going renegade themselves in the process]].
14th May '18 2:00:41 PM Njein
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** General Orlov in ''Film/{{Octopussy}}''. A crooked and power-hungry officer, he wants to do his country an ''unasked'' favour by blowing up a nuke in Western Germany, but ends up getting shot by GDR border guards before Gogol can arrest him for theft and embezzlement of Soviet state funds (to pay the terrorists).

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** General Orlov in ''Film/{{Octopussy}}''. A crooked and power-hungry officer, GeneralRipper, he wants to do his country an ''unasked'' favour by blowing up a nuke in Western Germany, but ends up getting shot by GDR border guards before Gogol can arrest him for theft and embezzlement of Soviet state funds (to pay the terrorists).



** General Ourumov from ''Film/GoldenEye''. Xenia Onatopp also counts.

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** General Ourumov from ''Film/GoldenEye''. Xenia Onatopp also counts. Averted by Valentin Zukovsky and Defense Minister Mishkin.
18th Apr '18 8:44:58 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{Spooks}}'' has a very interesting variant in its tenth and final season. In this case, the renegades' endgame is [[spoiler:to trick Britain into attacking a Russian jetliner bound for London, [[MakeTheBearAngryAgain thus stopping a proposed Partnership and driving the two nations into war]] while simultaneously opening the way for the Ultranationalist Party to seize power in the Kremlin]].

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* ''{{Spooks}}'' ''Series/{{Spooks}}'' has a very interesting variant in its tenth and final season. In this case, the renegades' endgame is [[spoiler:to trick Britain into attacking a Russian jetliner bound for London, [[MakeTheBearAngryAgain thus stopping a proposed Partnership and driving the two nations into war]] while simultaneously opening the way for the Ultranationalist Party to seize power in the Kremlin]].
22nd Mar '18 8:03:36 AM Chabal2
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* Dr. Voronov in ''[[ComicBook/BlakeAndMortimer The Voronov Plot]]'' is a Soviet scientist who attempts to [[spoiler: launch a series of bacteriologic attacks targetting the Western Block, by using an alien bacterium which has just been discovered.]]

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* Dr. Voronov in ''[[ComicBook/BlakeAndMortimer The Voronov Plot]]'' is a Soviet scientist who attempts to [[spoiler: launch a series of bacteriologic attacks targetting the Western Block, Bloc and un-stalinist Soviets, by using an alien bacterium which has just been discovered.]]
20th Feb '18 11:37:42 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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See also TheMafiya, another popular Russian villain group that similarly includes a lot of FormerRegimePersonnel. More broadly, compare RenegadeSplinterFaction and RogueAgent. Similar variants include renegades from RedChina, as well as from more generalised regions like [[HolidayInCambodia Southeast Asia]], [[{{Ruritania}} Central/Eastern Europe]], [[BananaRepublic Latin America]], [[{{Bulungi}} Africa]], and the [[{{Qurac}} Middle East]]. Some works have also used renegade TerroristsWithoutACause arising from real paramilitary conflicts like UsefulNotes/TheTroubles or TheWarOnTerror, taking advantage of an convenient source of villains without delving into actual politics.

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See also TheMafiya, another popular Russian villain group that similarly includes a lot of FormerRegimePersonnel. More broadly, compare RenegadeSplinterFaction and RogueAgent. Similar variants include RogueAgent; nowadays you're also likely to see renegades from RedChina, as well as from more generalised regions like [[HolidayInCambodia Southeast Asia]], [[{{Ruritania}} Central/Eastern Europe]], [[BananaRepublic Latin America]], [[{{Bulungi}} Africa]], and the [[{{Qurac}} Middle East]]. RedChina. Some works have also used renegade TerroristsWithoutACause arising from real paramilitary conflicts like UsefulNotes/TheTroubles or TheWarOnTerror, taking advantage of an convenient source of villains without delving into actual politics.
politics. And of course there's the tried-and-true technique of simply creating a FictionalCountry -- along the lines of {{Ruritania}}, {{Qurac}}, {{Bulungi}}, or a BananaRepublic -- to cash in on TheThemeParkVersion of a regional geopolitical situation while ensuring that NoCommunitiesWereHarmed.
16th Feb '18 2:10:33 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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See also TheMafiya, another popular Russian villain group that similarly includes a lot of FormerRegimePersonnel. More broadly, compare RenegadeSplinterFaction and RogueAgent; similar variants include renegades from RedChina, as well as from more generalised regions like [[{{Ruritania}} Central/Eastern Europe]], {{Latin|Land}} [[BananaRepublic America]], [[{{Bulungi}} Africa]], and the [[{{Qurac}} Middle East]]. Some works have also used renegade TerroristsWithoutACause arising from real paramilitary conflicts like UsefulNotes/TheTroubles or TheWarOnTerror, taking advantage of an convenient source of villains without delving into actual politics.

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See also TheMafiya, another popular Russian villain group that similarly includes a lot of FormerRegimePersonnel. More broadly, compare RenegadeSplinterFaction and RogueAgent; similar RogueAgent. Similar variants include renegades from RedChina, as well as from more generalised regions like [[HolidayInCambodia Southeast Asia]], [[{{Ruritania}} Central/Eastern Europe]], {{Latin|Land}} [[BananaRepublic Latin America]], [[{{Bulungi}} Africa]], and the [[{{Qurac}} Middle East]]. Some works have also used renegade TerroristsWithoutACause arising from real paramilitary conflicts like UsefulNotes/TheTroubles or TheWarOnTerror, taking advantage of an convenient source of villains without delving into actual politics.
16th Feb '18 2:09:26 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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The Renegade Russian, formerly Renegade Soviet before TheGreatPoliticsMessUp, is or was a member of the Soviet/Russian military, government, or SecretPolice. They are involved in an evil scheme as either TheDragon or BigBad. However, there's one big caveat. Their actions are neither authorised nor condoned by the Kremlin. Indeed, the Kremlin may well be actively trying to stop them, at the time of the Détente in particular. If you're too bad for the Soviet Union, then you are ''really'' bad. While they'll likely be a GenericDoomsdayVillain in a Cold-War era story, they may well have Communist beliefs in a post-Cold War story, often trying to MakeTheBearAngryAgain. In any case, expect the renegade to be a former [[UsefulNotes/RedsWithRockets Red Army officer]] or [[UsefulNotes/MoscowCentre KGB agent]] in both eras. Also note that such characters may technically be from smaller Soviet republics instead of Russia itself.

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The Renegade Russian, formerly Renegade Soviet before TheGreatPoliticsMessUp, is or was a member of the Soviet/Russian military, government, or SecretPolice. They are involved in an evil scheme as either TheDragon or BigBad. However, there's one big caveat. Their actions are neither authorised nor condoned by the Kremlin. Indeed, the Kremlin may well be actively trying to stop them, at the time of the Détente in particular. If you're too bad for the Soviet Union, then you are ''really'' bad. While they'll likely be a GenericDoomsdayVillain in a Cold-War era story, they may well have Communist beliefs in a post-Cold War story, often trying to MakeTheBearAngryAgain. In any case, expect the renegade to be a former [[UsefulNotes/RedsWithRockets Red Army officer]] or [[UsefulNotes/MoscowCentre KGB agent]] in both eras. Also note that such characters may technically be from smaller Soviet republics of the former USSR, instead of Russia itself.
16th Feb '18 2:08:59 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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The Renegade Russian, formerly Renegade Soviet before TheGreatPoliticsMessUp, is (or was) a member of the Soviet/Russian military, government, or SecretPolice. They are involved in an evil scheme, as either TheDragon or BigBad.

However, there's one big caveat. Their actions are neither authorized nor condoned by the Kremlin. Indeed, the Kremlin may well be actively trying to stop them, at the time of the Détente in particular. If you're too bad for the Soviet Union, then you are ''really'' bad.

While they'll likely be a GenericDoomsdayVillain in a Cold-War era story, they may well have Communist beliefs in a post-Cold War story and may or may not be trying to bring back the Soviet Union. In any case, expect the renegade to be an ex Red Army officer or KGB agent in both eras.

Note that it is also possible to have [[YellowPeril Renegade Chinese]] and in today's context, [[TerroristsWithoutACause Renegade Middle Easterners]].

Some works have also used Renegade IRA in a (mostly unsuccessful) attempt to have WesternTerrorists without getting into UsefulNotes/TheIrishQuestion.

Compare RenegadeSplinterFaction. See also TheMafiya, another popular Russian villain group. RogueAgent is an individual version of this trope.

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The Renegade Russian, formerly Renegade Soviet before TheGreatPoliticsMessUp, is (or was) or was a member of the Soviet/Russian military, government, or SecretPolice. They are involved in an evil scheme, scheme as either TheDragon or BigBad.

BigBad. However, there's one big caveat. Their actions are neither authorized authorised nor condoned by the Kremlin. Indeed, the Kremlin may well be actively trying to stop them, at the time of the Détente in particular. If you're too bad for the Soviet Union, then you are ''really'' bad.

bad. While they'll likely be a GenericDoomsdayVillain in a Cold-War era story, they may well have Communist beliefs in a post-Cold War story and may or may not be story, often trying to bring back the Soviet Union. MakeTheBearAngryAgain. In any case, expect the renegade to be an ex a former [[UsefulNotes/RedsWithRockets Red Army officer officer]] or [[UsefulNotes/MoscowCentre KGB agent agent]] in both eras.

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eras. Also note that it is also possible to have [[YellowPeril Renegade Chinese]] and in today's context, [[TerroristsWithoutACause Renegade Middle Easterners]].

Some works have also used Renegade IRA in a (mostly unsuccessful) attempt to have WesternTerrorists without getting into UsefulNotes/TheIrishQuestion.

Compare RenegadeSplinterFaction.
such characters may technically be from smaller Soviet republics instead of Russia itself.

See also TheMafiya, another popular Russian villain group. RogueAgent is group that similarly includes a lot of FormerRegimePersonnel. More broadly, compare RenegadeSplinterFaction and RogueAgent; similar variants include renegades from RedChina, as well as from more generalised regions like [[{{Ruritania}} Central/Eastern Europe]], {{Latin|Land}} [[BananaRepublic America]], [[{{Bulungi}} Africa]], and the [[{{Qurac}} Middle East]]. Some works have also used renegade TerroristsWithoutACause arising from real paramilitary conflicts like UsefulNotes/TheTroubles or TheWarOnTerror, taking advantage of an individual version convenient source of this trope.
villains without delving into actual politics.
6th Feb '18 1:00:09 PM bitemytail
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%% * Zakharov in the video game ''videoGame/ActOfWar''.

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%% * Zakharov in the video game ''videoGame/ActOfWar''.''VideoGame/ActOfWar''.
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