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6th Feb '16 8:22:19 AM Shadowgazer
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** Gríma Wormtongue corrupted King Théoden. Who was in turn corrupted by Saruman who was corrupted (somewhat indirectly) by Sauron who was corrupted by Melkor. Suffice it to say, Tolkien was fond of this trope.
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** The very essence of the One Ring is to bring out the worst in a person by catering on his/her desires and twisting them into selfishness and narcissism. Sauron is through it more and of a Deceiver and a Corrupter than ever. ** Gríma Wormtongue corrupted King Théoden. Who was in turn corrupted by Saruman who was corrupted (somewhat indirectly) by Sauron who was corrupted by Melkor. Suffice it to say, Tolkien was fond of this trope.

* Lord Henry Wotton in ''Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray''.
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* Lord Henry Wotton in ''Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray''.''Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray'' is a questionable one.
4th Feb '16 3:27:40 AM harostar
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* Played with in ''Manga/TokyoGhoul''. Although she's already dead, [[TheVamp Rize]] appears to Kaneki as a hallucination and encourages him to surrender completely to his HorrorHunger. Eventually, she walks him through his DarkAndTroubledPast to convince him to accept her -- she's merely the form he chose to represent his own anger and resentment, so he has someone else to blame. He embraces these emotions, and his Ghoul nature, by symbolically (and messily) eating her, then spends the next six months on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge.
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* Played ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'' plays with in ''Manga/TokyoGhoul''. this quite a bit. ** Although she's already dead, [[TheVamp Rize]] appears to Kaneki as a hallucination and encourages him to surrender completely to his HorrorHunger. Eventually, she walks him through his DarkAndTroubledPast to convince him to accept her -- she's merely the form he chose to represent his own anger and resentment, so he has someone else to blame. He embraces these emotions, and his Ghoul nature, by symbolically (and messily) eating her, then spends the next six months on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge.RoaringRampageOfRevenge. ** In the sequel, [[BigBad Eto]] twists numerous individuals through a combination of mind games, torture, and XanatosSpeedChess. She slowly worms her way into Hinami's life, convincing her to [[CorruptTheCutie seek power]] through joining Aogiri and becoming one of their most valuable members. [[spoiler: Takizawa]] and Kanae both end up twisted through her influence, and get used as her [[TheDragon Dragons]] in a larger scheme involving Kaneki. Her various manipulations have resulted in him [[spoiler: regaining his memories, abandoning his comrades and adopting an utterly cold and ruthless persona]]. It isn't clear what her goal in doing this is, but she seems ''awfully'' pleased with the changes her influence has wrought.
17th Jan '16 12:51:28 PM luiz4200
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* ''WesternAnimation/YogisGang'': Each VillainOfTheWeek wants to make people have the character flaw they're named after.
15th Jan '16 7:25:55 AM Goukenimaru
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* The resident VillainProtagonist Aur from ''LightNovel/MaouNoHajimekata'' does it with an incredibly perverse touch, some women join his cause (and harem) because they don’t like humanity either or are just indifferent towards them; women who saw Aur as they evil being he is however are met with many phases of brainwashing ''through sex'', Aur implants them memories of him always being a lover of theirs, or impersonates their actual lover if the woman in question is already engaged, at any case it ends with the women falling to perverse lust and seeing Aur as the only man in their lives, completely agreeing and assisting him with his evil deeds.
13th Jan '16 6:34:18 PM WillBGood
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* [[Series/{{Hannibal}} Dr. Hannibal Lecter]]. More than the [[SerialKiller serial killing]] and the [[ImAHumanitarian cannibalism]], ''this'' is what he gets off on: [[PsychoPsychiatrist using his psychiatric training]] to manipulate his patients into become killers themselves. Sometimes he's motivated by [[ForTheEvulz morbid curiosity]], and other times he is, [[BlueAndOrangeMorality in his own twisted way]], being a good psychiatrist by helping people realise and accept their true self.
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* [[Series/{{Hannibal}} Dr. Hannibal Lecter]]. More than the [[SerialKiller serial killing]] and the [[ImAHumanitarian cannibalism]], ''this'' is what he gets off on: [[PsychoPsychiatrist [[PsychoPsychologist using his psychiatric training]] to manipulate his patients into become killers themselves. Sometimes he's motivated by [[ForTheEvulz morbid curiosity]], and other times he is, [[BlueAndOrangeMorality in his own twisted way]], being a good psychiatrist by helping people realise and accept their true self.
13th Jan '16 6:32:45 PM WillBGood
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* [[PsychoLesbian Calabah]], from ''Literature/TheMarkOfTheLion'', fulfills this role in [[spoiler:Julia�s]] life by making immorality seem glamorous; it�s implied that she has done this to many other young women.
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* [[PsychoLesbian Calabah]], from ''Literature/TheMarkOfTheLion'', fulfills this role in [[spoiler:Julia�s]] [[spoiler:Julia's]] life by making immorality seem glamorous; it�s it's implied that she has done this to many other young women.
12th Jan '16 10:43:32 AM SolidSonicTH
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** [[BigBad Emperor Palpatine]] is a classic example, particularly in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' (where he is ''very'' successful) and ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' (not so much...in fact he ''de-''corrupted his original corruptee).
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** [[BigBad Emperor Palpatine]] is a classic example, particularly in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' (where he is ''very'' successful) and ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' (not so much...in fact he ''de-''corrupted his original corruptee).corruptee in his attempt against his son).
12th Jan '16 10:42:44 AM SolidSonicTH
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** [[BigBad Emperor Palpatine]] is a classic example, particularly in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' (where he is ''very'' successful) and ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' (not so much...).
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** [[BigBad Emperor Palpatine]] is a classic example, particularly in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' (where he is ''very'' successful) and ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' (not so much...).in fact he ''de-''corrupted his original corruptee).
11th Jan '16 4:12:49 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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[[caption-width-right:304:[-So [[EvilMentor wise]], so [[TokenEvilTeammate helpful]], he makes [[AmbitionIsEvil achieving your dreams]] a [[SlowlySlippingIntoEvil downhill trip]].-]]]
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[[caption-width-right:304:[-So [[caption-width-right:304:So [[EvilMentor wise]], so [[TokenEvilTeammate helpful]], he makes [[AmbitionIsEvil achieving your dreams]] a [[SlowlySlippingIntoEvil downhill trip]].-]]] ]]

* Embryo from ''Anime/CrossAnge'' has a definite knack for this by [[BaitTheDug baiting any desperate soul]]. Midway through the series, [[spoiler:he resurrects and turns Chris against her allies who thought abandoned her, rescues Salia and tempts her with the possibility of upstaging Ange, and resurrects the kids Ersha was protecting and gives her another chance to protect them under his service.]]
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* Embryo from ''Anime/CrossAnge'' has a definite knack for this by [[BaitTheDug [[BaitTheDog baiting any desperate soul]]. Midway through the series, [[spoiler:he resurrects and turns Chris against her allies who thought abandoned her, rescues Salia and tempts her with the possibility of upstaging Ange, and resurrects the kids Ersha was protecting and gives her another chance to protect them under his service.]]

* Dartz, and for that matter, the Seal of Orichalcos, from ''YuGiOh'' do this to anyone who activate its power by bringing out all of the darkness in one's soul.
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* Dartz, and for that matter, the Seal of Orichalcos, from ''YuGiOh'' ''Anime/YuGiOh'' do this to anyone who activate its power by bringing out all of the darkness in one's soul.
11th Jan '16 4:46:48 AM Ramona122003
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** It is stated by Master Roshi that Shen became corrupted after witnessing King Piccolo's cruelty and humiliating his master. Also, part of the reason why Piccolo frees all the prisoners and abolished all laws is to stroke the darkest aspects of humanity.

** For a straight example Frieza. In ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' Tagoma went from being a NobleDemon and the OnlySaneMan, to a monster who is just as cold and ruthless as Frieza after surviving four months of [[BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil torturous training sessions]]. This in itself is a CallBack to how Frieza corrupted Vegeta to be more coldblooded even by Saiyans' standards by nurturing his dark tendencies and [[FantasticRacism treating him like trash for being a Saiyan]].
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** For a straight example example, Frieza. In ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' Tagoma went from being a NobleDemon and the OnlySaneMan, to a monster who is just as cold and ruthless as Frieza after surviving four months of [[BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil torturous training sessions]]. This in itself is a CallBack to how Frieza corrupted Vegeta to be more coldblooded even by Saiyans' standards by nurturing his dark tendencies and [[FantasticRacism treating him like trash for being a Saiyan]].
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