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12th Jun '16 12:07:09 AM jormis29
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* ''[[VideoGame/{{Diablo}} Diablo II]]'': the protagonist of the original is now the Big Bad.

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* ''[[VideoGame/{{Diablo}} Diablo II]]'': ''VideoGame/DiabloII'': the protagonist of the original is now the Big Bad.
9th Jun '16 4:02:45 PM Valiona
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** Played straight with Hagrid. He's introduced in "Battle With The Witches" as a "secret Christian" inside Hogwarts, and helps the Prayer Warriors. He continues to do so in "Titans Strike Back," but when Draco meets with him while planning on infiltrating the rebuilt Hogwarts, Hagrid springs a track on him and reveals that he was EvilAllAlong.



* ''FinalFantasyX2'' inverts it. Tromell Guado was TheDragon to Seymour, actively sending people out to kill the protagonists after discovering they murdered Seymour. In the two year TimeSkip the entire Guado race suffered a collective MyGodWhatHaveIDone - and were exiled to the Macalania Woods. One sidequest is preventing the Ronso from slaughtering the tribe. If the player does things correctly [[spoiler: Tromell will become the new leader of the Guado and direct them towards a brighter future]].

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* ''FinalFantasyX2'' inverts it. Tromell Guado was TheDragon to Seymour, actively sending people out to kill the protagonists after discovering they murdered Seymour.Seymour, along with destroying the evidence that Seymour killed his own father. In the two year TimeSkip the entire Guado race suffered a collective MyGodWhatHaveIDone - and were exiled to the Macalania Woods. One sidequest is preventing the Ronso from slaughtering the tribe. If the player does things correctly [[spoiler: Tromell will become the new leader of the Guado and direct them towards a brighter future]].
19th Apr '16 2:10:03 AM thatother1dude
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** It also happens to the eponymous Soul Calibur itself in the fourth game; when the sword reaches full power and gains sentience, it's revealed that the Calibur, long thought to be the "good" sword throughout the series, is technically just as "evil" as the Soul Edge. The difference is that the Soul Edge likes to spread chaos and misery while the Soul Calibur [[WellIntentionedExtremist wants tranquility, order and peace... by freezing the entire world solid]].

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** It also happens to the eponymous Soul Calibur itself in the fourth game; when the sword reaches full power and gains sentience, it's revealed that the Calibur, long thought to be the "good" sword throughout the series, is technically just as "evil" as the Soul Edge. The difference is that the Soul Edge likes to spread chaos and misery while the Soul Calibur [[WellIntentionedExtremist [[WorldOfSilence wants tranquility, order and peace... by freezing the entire world solid]].
4th Mar '16 7:00:11 AM thatother1dude
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* The first ''Film/MissionImpossible'' film turns Jim Phelps, the unwavering mastermind of the original series, into a bitter cynic who betrays his team for a multi-million dollar payoff. To say that fans of [[Series/MissionImpossible the original series]] were angry would be an understatement. Greg Morris, who played Barney Collier in the original, walked out of the movie in disgust, while Peter Graves and Martin Landau also voiced their displeasure (Graves turned down an offer to reprise his role as Phelps because of this). As writer Creator/PeterDavid noted, the only reason for the betrayal was the movie's screenwriters' need to [[http://www.peterdavid.net/2011/12/19/movie-review-mission-impossible/ destroy heroes.]]

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* The first ''Film/MissionImpossible'' film turns Jim Phelps, the unwavering mastermind of the original series, into a bitter cynic who betrays his team for a multi-million dollar payoff. To say that fans of [[Series/MissionImpossible the original series]] were angry would be an understatement. Greg Morris, who played Barney Collier in the original, walked out of the movie in disgust, while Peter Graves and Martin Landau also voiced their displeasure (Graves turned down an offer to reprise his role as Phelps because of this). As writer Creator/PeterDavid noted, the only reason for the betrayal was the movie's screenwriters' need to [[http://www.peterdavid.net/2011/12/19/movie-review-mission-impossible/ destroy heroes.]]
24th Feb '16 5:48:20 PM quackytrope
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** In [[TV/Tropes TheUltimates The Ultimates 2]], Black Widow is revealed to be [[TheMole a mole]] working for the Liberators and her native country, Russia.

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** In [[TV/Tropes TheUltimates [[ComicBook/TheUltimates The Ultimates 2]], Black Widow is revealed to be [[TheMole a mole]] working for the Liberators and her native country, Russia.
24th Feb '16 5:46:48 PM quackytrope
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** In TheUltimates 2, Black Widow is revealed to be [[TheMole a mole]] working for the Liberators and her native country, Russia.

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** In [[TV/Tropes TheUltimates 2, The Ultimates 2]], Black Widow is revealed to be [[TheMole a mole]] working for the Liberators and her native country, Russia.
24th Feb '16 5:46:12 PM quackytrope
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** In TheUltimates 2, Black Widow is revealed to be [[TheMole a mole]] working for the Liberators and her native country, Russia.
9th Feb '16 9:30:35 PM Bissek
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* The first ''Film/MissionImpossible'' film turns Jim Phelps, the unwavering mastermind of the original series, into a bitter cynic who betrays his team for a multi-million dollar payoff. To say that fans of [[Series/MissionImpossible the original series]] were angry would be an understatement. Greg Morris, who played Barney Collier in the original, walked out of the movie in disgust, while Peter Graves and Martin Landau also voiced their displeasure. As writer Creator/PeterDavid noted, the only reason for the betrayal was the movie's screenwriters' need to [[http://www.peterdavid.net/2011/12/19/movie-review-mission-impossible/ destroy heroes.]]

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* The first ''Film/MissionImpossible'' film turns Jim Phelps, the unwavering mastermind of the original series, into a bitter cynic who betrays his team for a multi-million dollar payoff. To say that fans of [[Series/MissionImpossible the original series]] were angry would be an understatement. Greg Morris, who played Barney Collier in the original, walked out of the movie in disgust, while Peter Graves and Martin Landau also voiced their displeasure.displeasure (Graves turned down an offer to reprise his role as Phelps because of this). As writer Creator/PeterDavid noted, the only reason for the betrayal was the movie's screenwriters' need to [[http://www.peterdavid.net/2011/12/19/movie-review-mission-impossible/ destroy heroes.]]
19th Jan '16 10:14:40 AM Sulris
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Illidan is a notorious example, to the point where Blizzard has vowed to one day bring him back and redeem him to make up for it. They even admitted that they only made him a villain so the expansion would have a popular character to confront and get loot from.
*** In ''Warcraft III'' Illidan was a complex AntiHero who used any means necessary to save his people, but despite fears from those around him, never succumbed to the corruption of the dark powers he was toying with. This finally came to light when his brother attempted to stop him from destroying Northrend, only to find out after disrupting the spell that Illidan was only trying to destroy the Frozen Throne and the Lich King. After saving their mutual love, Illidan saw the error of his ways and they parted on good terms. In ''Burning Crusade'', with the [[HandWave flimsy explanation]] that he went crazy after losing to Arthas, Illidan is suddenly a CardCarryingVillain who is even known to sabotage his own goals if it means he [[ForTheEvulz gets to do something evil]]. This culminates in his death, where you are assisted by a character who is arguably an inversion of this trope. Maiev had dogged Illidan before as an insanely zealous InspectorJavert who went [[MoralEventHorizon too far]] into KnightTemplar territory, but is treated like a mostly heroic paragon of justice here.
** Sylvanas wasn't exactly the most shining example of heroism, but her character in ''Frozen Throne'' revolved around how horrible a fate undeath was. Arthas raised her as a banshee while defending her homeland just so he could force her to massacre the very people she died defending. Even when she regained her mind and body, she still saw undeath as a fate worse than death that no one deserved, and wanted nothing more than to get revenge on Arthas and stop the Scourge once and for all before finally dying and being able to rest. Come ''World of Warcraft'', Sylvanas is creating plagues that are explicitly worse than the ones the Scourge employed, and she suddenly likes talking about how she wants to kill the living and proliferate her undead "race". After Arthas is finally killed, she becomes the exact thing she hated in Arthas: using the Val'kyr to raise Lordaeron farmers and Galen Trollbane specifically to fight and kill their own families, with not the briefest hint of irony or justification for the blatant hypocrisy. She makes the Forsaken nation into a fascist dictatorship with a cult of personality and a heavy dose of hypocritical nationalism as justification. In her short story, ''Edge of Night'', she also claimed that she doesn't actually care to die for her people at all, and only sees the Forsaken as fodder to keep herself from dying and meeting the hell that awaits her in the afterlife.
** Kael'thas is another example. In ''Frozen Throne'' the blood elves were the epitome of the concept that [[DarkIsNotEvil a scary name does not mean evil]]. Kael'thas was arguably one of the most heroic characters in the campaign. He fought for a place for his people after the destruction of their homeland, he assisted the night elves, who his people were exiled from long ago, his actions even saving their leader, Tyrande, and he contributed as the sane man and moral center to Illidan's morally ambiguous outcasts. In ''Burning Crusade'', he's eventually revealed to be TheMole in Illidan's army for the Burning Legion, and is even implied to be the true reason for many of Illidan's most evil tactical decisions, in a way that couldn't be further from his original characterization. Blizzard expressed regret at this change as well, but after almost immediately bringing him back from the dead as an even more desperate Legion pawn, figured they missed their chance to properly repair his character.
** Garrosh Hellscream is an oft-argued version of this trope. He goes from an ineffectual but lore-important side character in ''The Burning Crusade'', to a warmongering {{jerkass}} with a following in ''Wrath of the Lich King''. He appears to gain some character development in ''Cataclysm'' by executing an officer who killed children and showing that he [[EvenEvilHasStandards has standards]] when interacting with Sylvanas, but he goes full-villain in ''Mists of Pandaria'' and becomes a genocidal warlord who wants to subjugate the entire world, sees orcs as the MasterRace, uses {{Fantastic Nuke}}s at the drop of a hat, attacks his own allies the second they refuse to obey, and doesn't care about working for an [[EldritchAbomination Old God]] if it leads to victory.
** The orcish race and the Horde as a whole have been struggling with this trope in a more general sense. One of the major plot points of ''Warcraft III'' was that the orcs weren't AlwaysChaoticEvil, and Thrall was building a new Horde that was good. By the end of the game, he's succeeded, and the Horde, Alliance, and night elves save the world and celebrate together. Right off the bat in ''World of Warcraft'' however, you have the Horde getting the darker races like the Forsaken, who are openly doing horrible experiments on innocent civilians. In ''Wrath of the Lich King'', the Horde players help to create the new plague that is used to devastate both Horde and Alliance forces at the Wrath Gate, and while its use was the result of a coup, Sylvanas openly works on such projects and talks about killing all life. In ''Cataclysm'', while the exact start of the war is a bit ambiguous in canon, the Horde are the main aggressors, gleefully defiling sacred lands, massacring civilians, and generally keeping the Alliance on the defensive. This war culminates with Garrosh essentially dropping an atomic bomb on a city that once championed for peace. While the majority of the Horde ultimately rebels in ''Mists of Pandaria'', most of the damage had already been done by that point, and most of the rebelling happens as a result of Garrosh personally attacking or insulting his allies, not them being horrified by his atrocities and war crimes. While ''Warlords of Draenor'' ostensibly recovers from this, with Garrosh no longer leading the Horde, we get the unfortunate implication from the Iron Horde that the orcish race (and the Horde) are genocidal conquerors by default. Even the Frostwolf [=NPCs=] (the only good clan) threaten to kill Alliance characters (who their only experience with in this timeline is positive) for no apparent reason, and main timeline Horde questgivers are shown acting and talking like they're still under Garrosh.
** The Zandalari trolls were introduced as allies of Horde an Alliance alike, seeking to stop the return of Hakkar and record the history of the collapsing Drakkari troll empire. In ''Cataclysm'' they began inciting the Amani and Gurubashi to reclaim their empires due to growing fears about trolls being wiped out. ''Mists of Pandaria'' escalated this when the Zandalari willingly joined forces with [[LawfulEvil the Thunder King]]. Here their reason is finally explained: [[DrivenToVillainy The Cataclysm is causing their homeland to sink into the ocean; without a new homeland they'll be wiped out]].
* The AxCrazy BigBad of ''ArmyOfTwo 3: The Devil's Cartel'' is revealed to be [[spoiler: Salem, one of the two main characters from the first two games.]]
* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia'', Hardin is on the hero's side in Shadow Dragon. In Mystery of the Emblem's second book, it is revealed that he has turned evil.
* [[spoiler:Penelope Mouse]] from ''Franchise/SlyCooper'' turns bum at some point between [[VideoGame/Sly3HonorAmongThieves the third]] and [[VideoGame/SlyCooperThievesInTime fourth]] game, [[AssPull and it came right the hell out of nowhere]].
* ''[[VideoGame/DonkeyKong Donkey Kong Jr.]]'', the only professional game in existence to treat {{Mario}} as the main antagonist.
* Leon Silverburg in the ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'' series went from a [[VideoGame/SuikodenI recruitable ally]] to a WellIntentionedExtremist in [[VideoGame/SuikodenII the sequel]]. This is a justified example, though - the stories are always set in different countries (and different points in time, though ''II'' is only several years after ''I''), and so the characters who do reappear will take different approaches based on who they're working for. Leon isn't even a villain anyway, he's just taking a different approach (''Suikoden'' thrives on GreyAndGrayMorality), so he's not really that different from the original game in terms of personality.
* ''Videogame/{{Dead Rising 3}}'' brings back [[spoiler:Isabella Keyes]] as the BiggerBad and WellIntentionedExtremist behind all of the events of that game. In a lesser example, [[spoiler:Chuck Greene]] becomes a crime boss [[spoiler:to provide his daughter Katey with more Zombrex. This drove away his LoveInterest Stacey from the previous game and Katey, who took on a different name "Annie" and ran away from home.]]
** Also, in the AlternateContinuity of ''Dead Rising 2: Off the Record'', [[spoiler: Chuck Greene]] goes crazy and becomes a psycopath after [[spoiler: Katey]] dies.
* In Season Two of ''Videogame/TheWalkingDead'', it is shown that [[spoiler:the group that the protagonists of the 400 Days DLC can possibly join is none other than Bill Carver's group. However, Bonnie ends up helping Clementine and her group escape Carver and ends up going with them by the end.]]
* In ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'' [[spoiler:BigBad Junko Enoshima attempts to convince the survivors that Makoto Naegi, TheHero of the first game has fallen victim to this.]] He hasn't.
* Though calling [[WildCard Ada Wong]] a "good" guy is being rather generous, she was never as outright heinously evil as she is in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'' where she mercilessly infects the same soldiers who protected and escorted her to safety [[ForTheEvulz just for kicks]] and is soon discovered to be the leader of a [[NebulousEvilOrganization NEO Umbrella]] that plans to [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt destroy the world]]. [[spoiler:It's revealed that Ada is actually [[EvilTwin a woman named Carla Radames]] and the ''real'' Ada is still the same [[DeadpanSnarker snarking]] [[DatingCatwoman Leon-loving]] AntiVillain she always was and is actively working to stop Carla.]]
* ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'':
** In the first ''Knights of the Old Republic'', Master Vrook is a character who many players saw as a grumpy, grouchy old man. In truth, he only acts this way if the player takes dark side options. If they play light side and talk to Vrook, he'll compliment them on their actions. By the time of [[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords the sequel]] however, {{Flanderization}} sets in and he just hates you regardless of how well you act.
** By the time of ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'', Revan, the protagonist of the first game, has clearly gone insane from his 300 years of captivity. At first, he takes over an old battle station and cooks up a plan to [[OmnicidalManiac wipe out 98% of the Imperial population]] (and likely, a good chunk of the Republic's population in the process). Then he returns, waging war on both the Republic and the Empire as the leader of a fanatical cult.
* A minor example in ''VideoGame/FarCry4''. CIA agent Willis Huntley, a major character around the mid-point of [[VideoGame/FarCry3 the previous game]], shows up again to give new protagonist Ajay a couple missions. These missions turn out to be [[spoiler:eliminating other CIA assets in the area to remove evidence of the CIA's presence in Kyrat, after which he throws Ajay out of his plane, leaving him to be captured by the guards of the person whose lieutenants (the aforementioned other CIA assets) he just killed.]]
* In ''VideoGame/TimeCrisis'', Robert Baxter was one of the player characters in the second game. [[spoiler: Then in the fifth, he becomes the BigBad.]]
* ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar 2: Chaos Rising'' introduces the Chaos faction, as well as a KarmaMeter that determines which of your characters is slowly falling to Chaos. [[spoiler:If you keep everyone pure, the traitor will be the MissionControl guy, but canonically Avitus turns traitor.]]
4th Jan '16 4:34:22 PM nombretomado
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* This happens to heroine turned ActionMom, Sophitia Alexandra, in ''SoulCalibur IV''; where she's made to defend SoulEdge in order to save her daughter's life.

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* This happens to heroine turned ActionMom, Sophitia Alexandra, in ''SoulCalibur ''VideoGame/SoulCalibur IV''; where she's made to defend SoulEdge VideoGame/SoulEdge in order to save her daughter's life.
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