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19th Sep '17 11:02:12 PM Abodos
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* [[BigBad Ganondorf]] and [[TheDragon Twinrova]] in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' served as this for the Gerudo tribe. Their cultural [[PlanetOfHats hat]] of being a race of DesertBandits who kidnap Hylians stems largely from their evil influence, with Twinrova in particular using brainwashing magic to keep them in line. The Gerudo characters are less aggressive once Twinrova is defeated, and by the time of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', which takes place after millennia of lacking any similar evil influence, they've dropped the banditry hat and are much nicer on average.

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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
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[[BigBad Ganondorf]] and [[TheDragon Twinrova]] in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' served as this for the Gerudo tribe. Their cultural [[PlanetOfHats hat]] of being a race of DesertBandits who kidnap Hylians stems largely from their evil influence, with Twinrova in particular using brainwashing magic to keep them in line. The Gerudo characters are less aggressive once Twinrova is defeated, and by the time of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', which takes place after millennia of lacking any similar evil influence, they've dropped the banditry hat and are much nicer on average.average.
** [[ArtifactOfDoom Majora's Mask]] from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' serves as this for the Skull Kid. Originally, the Skull Kid was a mischievous imp who played various pranks on the people of Termina but underneath [[IJustWantToHaveFriends just wanted to have friends]]. Upon stealing the Mask from the Happy Mask Salesman and putting it on, however, the Skull Kid's pranks became increasingly cruel and petty before escalating into full-on region-wide curses, the worst of which is [[ColonyDrop pulling down the Moon to crash into and destroy Termina]].
25th Aug '17 8:41:59 AM BeerBaron
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*** Molag Bal, the Daedric Prince of Domination and Corruption. He's even called "The Corrupter" in-universe.

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*** Molag Bal, the Daedric Prince of Domination and Corruption. He's even called Corruption, is the ''embodiment'' of this trope. One of his RedBaron NamesToRunAwayFromVeryFast is "The Corrupter" in-universe.Corrupter". One of his favorite things is to corrupt a good and noble mortal, then seeing them snap, fall, or break, be it through ColdBloodedTorture, [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulation]], or flat out MindRape. He especially loves it when mortals do this to ''each other''.
23rd Aug '17 7:51:46 AM BeerBaron
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** Molag Bal, the Daedric Prince of Domination. He's even called The Corrupter in-universe.
** Most of the overtly evil Daedric Princes dabble in this role in one way or another, relishing every chance to turn a mortal (particularly a [[PlayerCharacter Hero]]) to their way of thinking.

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** Molag Bal, the Daedric Prince of Domination. He's even called The Corrupter in-universe.
** Most of the overtly evil [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Princes Princes]] dabble in this role in one way or another, relishing every chance to turn a mortal (particularly a [[PlayerCharacter Hero]]) to their way of thinking.thinking. A few stand out, having this as a major part of their M.O. To note:
*** Molag Bal, the Daedric Prince of Domination and Corruption. He's even called "The Corrupter" in-universe.
*** Mephala is a Daedric Prince whose sphere is "obscured to mortals", but who is associated with [[ManipulativeBastard manipulation, lies, sex, and secrets]]. She loves to see how she can fray the "web" of human relationships, and takes a particular joy in the betrayal of trust or minor slights tearing entire towns or ''nations'' apart.
12th Aug '17 10:06:57 AM Gemser
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* ''Film/TheWorldOfKanako'': [[spoiler:Akikazu's daughter Kanako]] gets the narrator being caught and handed to a [[spoiler:prostitution ring]], where he gets physically abused and later beaten up and thrown into a river. He now wants vengeance and follows a girl from the gang and tortures her to get [[spoiler:Kanako’s]] location. However, when they finally meet, he is unable to [[spoiler:kill her as he is still in love with her]].
9th Jul '17 3:58:11 PM Kereea1
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* ''Manga/OnePiece'' has the senior executives of the Donquixote Pirates, who helped Doflamingo become who he is today. While he was already a fairly rotten kid, they're the ones who fed his ego, gave him his signature gun and Devil Fruit, and ''razed a town to the ground because its uneven pavement made Doflamingo trip.'' Trafalgar Law lampshades how twisted it is, since they think that Doflamingo values them as much as they value Doflamingo when really their encouragement has made it so Doffy will always consider himself first and deep down see them as expendable.
** Shockingly, Big Mom's head chef Streusen is revealed to have been this to her. As a very young child Charlotte Linlin was terrifyingly strong and had an eating disorder that led to her going on hunger fueled rampages. She also trended towards being ObliviouslyEvil, thinking she was helping the people she was hurting. The chef was so impressed by her power that he took her in and channeled that power in the direction of piracy by telling her she could carry out her dreams that way.
29th Jun '17 12:46:10 PM WillBGood
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* Creator/MarkTwain's ''The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg'' centers on a stranger who was subbed by the people of this "incorruptible" town. The stranger takes vengeance and shows them all how arrogant they are with nothing more than a sack of gold and a promise for it to be given to a person who would know a key piece of advice.

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* Creator/MarkTwain's ''The "The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg'' Hadleyburg" centers on a stranger who was subbed snubbed by the people of this "incorruptible" town. The stranger takes vengeance and shows them all how arrogant they are with nothing more than a sack of gold and a promise for it to be given to a person who would know a key piece of advice.
24th Jun '17 12:00:38 PM Abodos
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* [[BigBad Ganondorf]] and [[TheDragon Twinrova]] in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' served as this for the Gerudo tribe. Their cultural [[PlanetOfHats hat]] of being a race of DesertBandits who kidnap Hylians stems largely from their evil influence, with Twinrova in particular using brainwashing magic to keep them in line. The Gerudo characters are less aggressive once Twinrova is defeated, and by the time of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', which takes place after millennia of lacking any similar evil influence, they've dropped the banditry hat and are much nicer on average.
27th May '17 6:25:48 PM SpocktorWho
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* In Season 4 of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', [[spoiler: Ruby]] is revealed to be one of these. Over the season she drives Sam away from his friends, gets him addicted to demon blood and tricks him into [[spoiler: releasing Lucifer from Hell.]]

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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''
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In Season 4 of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', season 4, [[spoiler: Ruby]] is revealed to be one of these. Over the season she drives Sam away from his friends, gets him addicted to demon blood and tricks [[spoiler:tricks him into [[spoiler: releasing Lucifer from Hell.]]
18th May '17 1:06:31 PM darkemyst
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** Jason really wasn't, he was impulsive as Robin but he only had one instance where he slipped into AntiHero territory, but the Joker murdering him and his resurrection did a number on him, and Talia al Ghul only made things worse with finding him teachers to train him to be a better killer and wanting revenge against Bruce herself by the end of ''Comicbook/RedHoodTheLostDays''.
7th May '17 7:51:25 AM Zeiram1990
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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', [[MagnificentBitch Azula]] fits this. While she doesn't bring down someone who was good, [[spoiler:she did corrupt her brother Zuko right before he could complete his HeelFaceTurn at the end of Season 2. Despite their uncle's protests he joined her. Though he did eventually make up for it with a real HeelFaceTurn in Season 3.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', [[MagnificentBitch [[TheDragon Azula]] fits this. While she doesn't bring down someone who was good, [[spoiler:she did corrupt her brother Zuko right before he could complete his HeelFaceTurn at the end of Season 2. Despite their uncle's protests he joined her. Though he did eventually make up for it with a real HeelFaceTurn in Season 3.]]
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