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20th May '18 10:50:56 PM jtierney50
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** ''Film/{{Spectre}}'' opens with Bond assassinating terrorist-for-hire Marco Sciarra following an eventful chase through Mexico City that climaxes in a fight aboard a moving helicopter. Sciarra has a good deal more plot influence than the average starter villain, however, as a signet ring taken from his body and testimony from his abused TrophyWife lead Bond to [[EurekaMoment the realization]] that all his previous enemies - [[Film/CasinoRoyale2006 Le Chiffre, Mr. White]], [[Film/QuantumOfSolace Dominic Greene]], [[Film/{{Skyfall}} Raoul Silva]], and the Quantum organization as a whole - had served [[TheManBehindTheMan the same master]]: [[spoiler: Ernst Stavro Blofeld]].*

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** ''Film/{{Spectre}}'' opens with Bond assassinating terrorist-for-hire Marco Sciarra following an eventful chase through Mexico City that climaxes in a fight aboard a moving helicopter. Sciarra has a good deal more plot influence than the average starter villain, however, as a signet ring taken from his body and testimony from his abused TrophyWife lead Bond to [[EurekaMoment the realization]] that all his previous enemies - [[Film/CasinoRoyale2006 Le Chiffre, Mr. White]], [[Film/QuantumOfSolace Dominic Greene]], [[Film/{{Skyfall}} Raoul Silva]], and the Quantum organization as a whole - had served [[TheManBehindTheMan the same master]]: [[spoiler: Ernst Stavro Blofeld]].*


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** The Abilisk in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2''.
** Surtur in ''Film/ThorRagnarok''.
** M'Baku in ''Film/BlackPanther'', as well as the human traffickers Nakia has infiltrated at the beginning of the movie.
13th May '18 1:45:14 PM MinecraftFan11
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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'': The firstest creatures Dipper and Mabel face off are a group of gnomes that are in the pursue of a queen.
10th May '18 5:42:36 PM TheNerevarine
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* The Persian King in ''VideoGame/GodOfWarChainsOfOlympus''. Kratos is sent by the gods to stop the Persian invasion of Attica led by their king, and he is dealt with at the very start of the game. That should have been the end since Kratos' mission was successful, but then the sun goes missing and the god of dreams Morpheus begins dominating the land...
4th May '18 4:13:41 PM DemonDuckofDoom
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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' has the Woman in White, a spirit Sam and Dean encounter before they even begin their hunt for the Yellow Eyed Demon.

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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' has Constance Welch, AKA the Woman in White, a spirit Sam and Dean encounter before they even begin their hunt for the Yellow Eyed Demon.
1st May '18 10:10:56 PM DemonDuckofDoom
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* ''ComicBook/CaptainFlash'': The Iron Mask, a megalomaniac who played CriminalMindGames with the scientists of Atom City under the threat of a hydrogen bomb destroying the city and is knocked out a several-story video at the end of the issue. He's an interesting case, as he's the villain of the second story, but he still qualifies as the first one has NoAntagonist.
21st Apr '18 10:38:54 AM quackytrope
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+ ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'': The first threat Superman takes on are a group of terrorists hired by Lex Luthor to stage the theft of his latest invention, a robotic battle suit. What's especially noteworthy is that one of the terrorists, James Corben, would go on to become the supervillain Metallo.

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+ ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'': The first threat Superman takes on are is a group of terrorists hired by Lex Luthor to stage the theft of his latest invention, a robotic battle suit. What's especially noteworthy is that one of the terrorists, James Corben, would go on to become the supervillain Metallo.
12th Apr '18 11:37:16 PM CashSloth
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* Rah'zesh, the leader of the Hatecrest Naga in ''Fanfic/{{Transcendence}}''. He's the first real threat that Ichigo is forced to tangle with on Azeroth, but he isn't particularly impressive. He has no magical abilities or special weapons. He's just a larger than average naga. Compared to later threats, he's little more than an EliteMook.
12th Apr '18 10:13:28 AM KingLyger
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* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' is about looking for information, and comparing that information to what people in court say and pointing out contradictions. Contradictions tend to not be easily found and may require plenty of guesswork and pressing for information. Unless the person's name in question is Frank Sahwit. Then he'll be more than happy to talk about things he should not know if he wasn't the killer, as well as blatantly obvious contradictions. To hammer this home, pressing someone in court is not an option that is suggested until the next case. Even the other first case villains aren't as obvious as this guy is. The next game's first villain, Richard Wellington, is just as bad. Interestingly, however, the trope gets subverted later in the series - [[spoiler:Dahlia Hawthorne is a central antagonist in the third game, Kristoph Gavin is the Big Bad of the fourth, Jacques Portsman's true motives aren't revealed until the end of the first ''Investigations'' game, and Horace Knightley/Mannosuke Naito becomes the second case's victim and was the Big Bad's supposed best friend]]. This trope is further played with in ''Dual Destinies'' - [[spoiler:Ted Tonate was the murderer of Candice Arme, but the courtroom bomber was someone else entirely]], and later in ''Spirit of Justice'', with [[spoiler:Pees'lubn Andistan'dhin being not only Pat Rohl's real murderer, but both being the one that actually got the Founder's Orb to the government, as well as showing just how messed up the Khura'inese legal system is]].

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* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' is about looking for information, and comparing that information to what people in court say and pointing out contradictions. Contradictions tend to not be easily found and may require plenty Most of guesswork and pressing for information. Unless the person's name time in question ''Franchise/AceAttorney'', the games will outright show the player who the first killer is as a way of easing into the mechanics of the game, while making their contradictions easy to spot.
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Frank Sahwit. Then he'll be Sahwit is more than happy to talk about things he should not know if he wasn't the killer, as well as blatantly obvious contradictions. To hammer this home, pressing someone in court is not an option that is suggested until the next second case. Even the other first case villains aren't as obvious as this guy is. The next game's first villain, is.
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Richard Wellington, Wellington is just as bad. Interestingly, however, the trope gets subverted later Just to make sure you really want to take him down, he's also dismissively insulting and an UpperClassTwit.
** Both times
in the series that the first killer isn't shown - [[spoiler:Dahlia Hawthorne is a central antagonist in the third game, Kristoph Gavin is in the Big Bad fourth]] - they turn out to be the game's BigBad.
** The trope is played with subverted with a few later game's in the series; even though it's minor, a few
of the fourth, Jacques starter villains have a hand in the game's central conflict. [[spoiler:Jacques Portsman's true motives aren't revealed until the end of the first ''Investigations'' game, and where it's revealed he's part of TheConspiracy. Horace Knightley/Mannosuke Naito becomes in ''Investigations 2'' is the first case's killer, and the second case's victim and was the Big Bad's supposed best friend]]. This trope is further played with in ''Dual Destinies'' - [[spoiler:Ted Tonate was the murderer of Candice Arme, but the courtroom bomber was someone else entirely]], and later in victim.In ''Spirit of Justice'', with [[spoiler:Pees'lubn Pees'lubn Andistan'dhin being is not only Pat Rohl's real murderer, but both being the one that actually got the Founder's Orb to the government, as well as showing just how messed up the Khura'inese legal system is]].
9th Apr '18 3:31:06 PM DemonDuckofDoom
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* ''ComicBook/TheBlackSpider'': Sol Risko, a crime boss who masterminded a scheme to have the evidence needed to convict him stolen from the DA. His scheme fails, and he's convicted by the end of the issue.
5th Apr '18 3:43:04 PM Unregistered
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** Argus from ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireII'' is the first antagonist that attacks Ryu and co. directly in Colossea and his maniac ramblings about offering sacrifices to his God foreshadows the main plot of the game.
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