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21st Aug '16 11:08:10 AM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Drowtales}}'', it turns out that the mysterious Nidraa'chal leader who lead them against the ruling Sharen family is actually [[spoiler:Snadhya'rune Vel'Sharen, the eldest daughter of the empress, and two of her sisters were in on the plot as well in order to get rid of their mother.]]

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* In ''{{Drowtales}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'', it turns out that the mysterious Nidraa'chal leader who lead them against the ruling Sharen family is actually [[spoiler:Snadhya'rune Vel'Sharen, the eldest daughter of the empress, and two of her sisters were in on the plot as well in order to get rid of their mother.]]
31st Jul '16 1:37:49 PM nombretomado
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* The alternate reality from [[Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses You're A Rotten Dirty Bastard]] has {{Marvel}} and DCComics owned by [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]], who wants a faithful adaptation of IronMan vs. Franchise/{{Batman}} III.

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* The alternate reality from [[Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses You're A Rotten Dirty Bastard]] has {{Marvel}} Creator/{{Marvel|Comics}} and DCComics Creator/DCComics owned by [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]], who wants a faithful adaptation of IronMan vs. Franchise/{{Batman}} III.
2nd Jul '16 11:06:26 AM Psyclone
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** In the backstory [[spoiler:the Templars were behind both the Allies and the Axis during World War 2. Churchill and Hitler were both part of the Order.]]

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** In the backstory [[spoiler:the Templars were behind both the Allies and the Axis during World War 2. Churchill Churchill, Hitler, Stalin and Hitler FDR were both ''all'' part of the Order.]]
28th Jun '16 12:14:23 AM bwburke94
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* Part of TheReveal in Creator/GKChesterton's novel [[spoiler:''Literature/TheManWhoWasThursday'']], used for MindScrew and EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory purposes.

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* Part of TheReveal in Creator/GKChesterton's novel [[spoiler:''Literature/TheManWhoWasThursday'']], ''Literature/TheManWhoWasThursday'', used for MindScrew and EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory purposes.
8th Mar '16 9:45:26 AM MadCat221
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* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'', both the Desians and the Church of Martel are run by [[spoiler:Mithos Yggdrasil and Cruxis, who want to keep the two worlds Sylvarant and Tethe'alla in a permanent struggle for mana in a misguided effort to prevent another of the {{Magitek}} wars that ended up killing Mithos' dead little sister, the Church's namesake.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'', both the Desians and the Church of Martel are run by [[spoiler:Mithos Yggdrasil and Cruxis, who want to keep the two worlds Sylvarant and Tethe'alla in a permanent struggle for mana in a misguided effort to prevent another of the {{Magitek}} wars that ended up killing Mithos' dead little sister, the Church's namesake.]]
26th Feb '16 9:53:00 PM Eddy1215
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A conflict is going on. It might be a shooting war or just a fierce rivalry; it might be only important to some of the characthers or important to nearly everyone in the setting. However, it turns out that while the subordinates on opposite sides feel very strongly about it, the leadership on either sides aren't enemies. They might even be the same person! Normally, you'd expect someone in that position to attempt to defuse the conflict. But they don't, they encourage it, not because of HonorBeforeReason, but because it is to their political advantage to keep the conflict going for the moment.

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A conflict is going on. It might be a shooting war or just a fierce rivalry; it might be only important to some of the characthers characters or important to nearly everyone in the setting. However, it turns out that while the subordinates on opposite sides feel very strongly about it, the leadership on either sides aren't enemies. They might even be the same person! Normally, you'd expect someone in that position to attempt to defuse the conflict. But they don't, they encourage it, not because of HonorBeforeReason, but because it is to their political advantage to keep the conflict going for the moment.
26th Feb '16 9:29:11 PM HeraldAlberich
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A conflict is going on. It might be a shooting war or just a fierce rivalry; it might be only important to some of the characters or important to nearly everyone in the setting. However, it turns out that while the subordinates on opposite sides feel very strongly about it, the leadership on either sides aren't enemies. They might even be the same person! Normally, you'd expect someone in that position to attempt to defuse the conflict. But they don't, they encourage it, not because of HonorBeforeReason, but because it is to their political advantage to keep the conflict going for the moment.

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A conflict is going on. It might be a shooting war or just a fierce rivalry; it might be only important to some of the characters characthers or important to nearly everyone in the setting. However, it turns out that while the subordinates on opposite sides feel very strongly about it, the leadership on either sides aren't enemies. They might even be the same person! Normally, you'd expect someone in that position to attempt to defuse the conflict. But they don't, they encourage it, not because of HonorBeforeReason, but because it is to their political advantage to keep the conflict going for the moment.



* In ''Film/TheMatrixReloaded'', it is revealed that the Machine intelligence known as The Architect designed the Matrix to periodically spit out a messiah figure to start a small revolt, and Neo is the sixth. The reason? Human free will adds just enough chaos to the system to prevent complete virtual management -- but allow one human to restart the war, and the system remains stable. As the Architect puts it, "Your life is the sum of a remainder of an unbalanced equation inherent to the programming of the Matrix." In essence, the war is just another part of the operation of the power plant known as the Matrix.
* In the ''Franchise/StarWars'' prequel trilogy, Palpatine [[YouShouldKnowThisAlready ends up in charge of both]] the Republic as Supreme Chancellor and the Separatists as Darth Sidious. As chancellor, the conflict is his means of securing total and eternal power and destroying the Jedi Knights. As Sidious, he provides the external threat used to justified his expansion of government power.
* In ''Film/WagTheDog'', political advisors attempt to create an "artificial war" -- and trick the public into thinking it's the real thing.

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* In ''Film/TheMatrixReloaded'', it is revealed that the Machine intelligence known as The Architect designed the Matrix to periodically spit out a messiah figure to start a small revolt, and Neo is the sixth. The reason? Human free will adds just enough chaos to the system to prevent complete virtual management -- but management--but allow one human to restart the war, and the system remains stable. As the Architect puts it, "Your life is the sum of a remainder of an unbalanced equation inherent to the programming of the Matrix." In essence, the war is just another part of the operation of the power plant known as the Matrix.
* In the ''Franchise/StarWars'' prequel trilogy, Palpatine [[YouShouldKnowThisAlready ends up in charge of both]] the Republic as Supreme Chancellor and the Separatists as Darth Sidious. As chancellor, the conflict is his means of securing total and eternal power and destroying the Jedi Knights. As Sidious, he provides the external threat used to justified justify his expansion of government power.
* In ''Film/WagTheDog'', political advisors attempt to create an "artificial war" -- and war"--and trick the public into thinking it's the real thing.
26th Feb '16 8:07:08 PM HeraldAlberich
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* The possibility of this trope is what prevents the ring from going to Gondor (or anywhere else but Mt. Doom) in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' - since Sauron alone can control the ring, any faction opposing him and attempting to use the ring would inevitably be corrupted to the point where Sauron himself (as the ring is to some degree a physical extension of his will and personality) would be controlling both the forces of Mordor and the forces opposing Mordor.

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* The possibility of this trope is what prevents the ring from going to Gondor (or anywhere else but Mt. Doom) in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' - since ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''--since Sauron alone can control the ring, any faction opposing him and attempting to use the ring would inevitably be corrupted to the point where Sauron himself (as the ring is to some degree a physical extension of his will and personality) would be controlling both the forces of Mordor and the forces opposing Mordor.



* In MercedesLackey's ''Literature/DragonJousters'' series, it is discovered that both leaders of the warring nations (expys of Upper and Lower Ancient Egypt) are being manipulated by a corrupt Magician's Guild. The death-energies from the soldiers in battle are harnessed as sacrifices to fuel an immortality/youth spell.

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* In MercedesLackey's Creator/MercedesLackey's ''Literature/DragonJousters'' series, it is discovered that both leaders of the warring nations (expys ({{Fantasy Counterpart Culture}}s of Upper and Lower Ancient Egypt) are being manipulated by a corrupt Magician's Guild. The death-energies from the soldiers in battle are harnessed as sacrifices to fuel an immortality/youth spell.
20th Dec '15 4:48:34 PM Odacon_Spy
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* The Announcer in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''. To quote from her character entry: "InAWorld where a lot of guys dressed up in red fight a lot of guys dressed up in blue, it's telling that she dresses in purple."

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* The Announcer Administrator in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''. To quote from her character entry: "InAWorld where a lot of guys dressed up in red fight a lot of guys dressed up in blue, it's telling that she dresses in purple."
10th Aug '15 12:48:41 AM C105
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* [[AffablyEvil Milo Minderbender]] of ''Literature/Catch22'' pulls this off quite well in wartime, managing to profit tons of money by battling his own planes against each other and, infamously, [[WarIsHell bombing his own military unit and friends]].

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* [[AffablyEvil Milo Minderbender]] of ''Literature/Catch22'' ''Literature/CatchTwentyTwo'' pulls this off quite well in wartime, managing to profit tons of money by battling his own planes against each other and, infamously, [[WarIsHell bombing his own military unit and friends]].
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