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5th Dec '17 12:56:35 PM ShinyManaphy
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** ''[[VideoGame/Persona5]]'' has [[spoiler:Yaldaboath, who gives both Black Mask and Joker their powers and does his best to make them the enactors of his enslavement of humanity. By the time of the game, Black Mask has become the enforcer of a conspiracy that proves everything Yaldaboath proves about humanity. Joker can break away, but in the second BadEnding he chooses to work with Yaldaboath and act as a KnightTemplar.]]

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** ''[[VideoGame/Persona5]]'' ''VideoGame/Persona5'' has [[spoiler:Yaldaboath, who gives both Black Mask and Joker their powers and does his best to make them the enactors of his enslavement of humanity. By the time of the game, Black Mask has become the enforcer of a conspiracy that proves everything Yaldaboath proves about humanity. Joker can break away, but in the second BadEnding he chooses to work with Yaldaboath and act as a KnightTemplar.]]
5th Dec '17 12:55:10 PM ShinyManaphy
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** In ''[[VideoGame/Persona2 Persona 2 Innocent Sin]]'', Joker is a wish-granting demonic force who makes the people he helps join his cult, the Masked Circle. The Masked Circle proceed to steal Ideal Energy and spread rumours, rapidly turning Sumaru City into a place where "reality" is just a suggestion. [[spoiler:As it turns out, Joker himself is a victim of a more powerful corrupter: Nyarlathotep, the BigBad, who twisted the kind-hearted Jun Kurosu into a revenge-bent, murderous monster.]]
** ''[[VideoGame/Persona5]]'' has [[spoiler:Yaldaboath, who gives both Black Mask and Joker their powers and does his best to make them the enactors of his enslavement of humanity. By the time of the game, Black Mask has become the enforcer of a conspiracy that proves everything Yaldaboath proves about humanity. Joker can break away, but in the second BadEnding he chooses to work with Yaldaboath and act as a KnightTemplar.]]
4th Dec '17 12:33:40 PM I_love_dragons
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* Scar from ''Disney/TheLionKing''.
2nd Dec '17 7:39:05 PM DuelMark
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* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'': While it's known that [[spoiler:Prince Hans was the BigBad]], the TieInNovel ''Literature/AFrozenHeart'' reveals that [[spoiler:[[GreaterScopeVillain his father, the king of the Southern Isles,]] manipulated and corrupted most of his thirteen sons into becoming his sycophantic enforcers. It took an attempt to escape his father's abusive and toxic influence for Hans to become the main antagonist to finally kick in.]]

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* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'': While it's known that [[spoiler:Prince Hans was the BigBad]], Hans]] tried to seize control of Arendelle through manipulation, the TieInNovel ''Literature/AFrozenHeart'' reveals that [[spoiler:[[GreaterScopeVillain his father, the king of the Southern Isles,]] manipulated and corrupted most of his thirteen sons into becoming his sycophantic enforcers. It took an attempt to escape his father's abusive and toxic influence for Hans to become the main antagonist to finally kick in.resort to his family's twisted actions that he once refused to do.]]
29th Nov '17 10:58:00 AM Angeldeb82
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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: [[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.

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* [[Series/{{Hannibal}} Dr. Hannibal Lecter]]. More than the [[SerialKiller serial killing]] {{serial kill|er}}ing and the [[ImAHumanitarian cannibalism]], ''this'' is what he gets off on: [[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.



* ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'': This is usual part of conversations between [[PsychopathicManchild Parado]] and [[TheHeart Emu]]. Kind doctor he is, all that matters to Emu is saving his patients and ''overally'' making them feel better. On the flip side, all that matters to Parado is playing ([[VideogameTropes video]]/[[ManipulativeBastard mind]]) games without care if anyone gets hurt. He tries to convince Emu to abandon his mission and play with him at every other turn. [[IncorruptiblePurePureness Emu]] is not amused and doesn't off Parado because a) he is busy with doctor stuff and b) he believes that Parado can be better. [[spoiler: By the end, Emu basically acts as [[InvertedTrope TheUncorrupter]] for Parado, pulling him into HeelFaceTurn.]]

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* ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'': This is usual part of conversations between [[PsychopathicManchild Parado]] {{P|sychopathicManchild}}arado and [[TheHeart Emu]]. Kind doctor he is, all that matters to Emu is saving his patients and ''overally'' making them feel better. On the flip side, all that matters to Parado is playing ([[VideogameTropes video]]/[[ManipulativeBastard mind]]) ({{video|gameTropes}}[=/=]{{m|anipulativeBastard}}ind) games without care if anyone gets hurt. He tries to convince Emu to abandon his mission and play with him at every other turn. [[IncorruptiblePurePureness Emu]] is not amused and doesn't off Parado because a) he is busy with doctor stuff and b) he believes that Parado can be better. [[spoiler: By the end, Emu basically acts as [[InvertedTrope TheUncorrupter]] for Parado, pulling him into HeelFaceTurn.]]



*** Molag Bal, the Daedric Prince of Domination and Corruption, is the ''embodiment'' of this trope. One of his RedBaron NamesToRunAwayFromVeryFast is "The 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''.

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*** Molag Bal, the Daedric Prince of Domination and Corruption, is the ''embodiment'' of this trope. One of his RedBaron NamesToRunAwayFromVeryFast is "The 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]], {{Manipulati|veBastard}}on, or flat out MindRape. He especially loves it when mortals do this to ''each other''.



* When [[spoiler:Adachi]] tried this in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', the main cast [[spoiler:pointed out how childish and pathetic his view points were.]] [[spoiler:He]] [[NotGoodWithRejection does not take it well.]]

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* When [[spoiler:Adachi]] tried this in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', the main cast [[spoiler:pointed out how childish and pathetic his view points were.]] were]]. [[spoiler:He]] [[NotGoodWithRejection does not take it well.]]



* From the ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' series, we have Xehanort. In [[VideoGame/KingdomHearts the first game]], his Heartless and [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Maleficent]] turn Riku into a RivalTurnedEvil in order to steal his body. In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'', his original incarnation convinces Terra that it's okay to use the power of Darkness because of the BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil for the '''exact same reason''', then uses Ansem the Wise's own apprentices to overthrow him before turning them into Nobodies. In the [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII the second game]] his Nobody, Xemnas, recruits an amnesiac Roxas into Organisation XIII to help unlock Kingdom Hearts by implying that Roxas can reclaim his own heart in the process, though his true goal is to TakeOverTheWorld. ''KingdomHeartsDreamDropDistance'' gives us his past self Young Xehanort, who combines this trope with MindRape and {{Troll}} in order to turn [[spoiler: Sora]] into his 13th vessel. [[spoiler:And according to a flashback, Y. Xehanort was turned to evil by his aforementioned time-travelling Heartless!]]

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* From the ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' series, we have Xehanort. In [[VideoGame/KingdomHearts the first game]], his Heartless and [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Maleficent]] turn Riku into a RivalTurnedEvil in order to steal his body. In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'', his original incarnation convinces Terra that it's okay to use the power of Darkness because of the BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil for the '''exact same reason''', then uses Ansem the Wise's own apprentices to overthrow him before turning them into Nobodies. In the [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII the second game]] his Nobody, Xemnas, recruits an amnesiac Roxas into Organisation XIII to help unlock Kingdom Hearts by implying that Roxas can reclaim his own heart in the process, though his true goal is to TakeOverTheWorld. ''KingdomHeartsDreamDropDistance'' ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsDreamDropDistance'' gives us his past self Young Xehanort, who combines this trope with MindRape and {{Troll}} in order to turn [[spoiler: Sora]] into his 13th vessel. [[spoiler:And according to a flashback, Y. Xehanort was turned to evil by his aforementioned time-travelling Heartless!]]



** [[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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** [[BigBad Ganondorf]] and [[TheDragon Twinrova]] {{T|heDragon}}winrova 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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* [[BigBad The Devil]] can be this in ''VideoGame/{{Cuphead}}'': [[spoiler:Toward the end of the game, he offers a "WeCanRuleTogether" to Cuphead and Mugman after he has forced them to collect the Soul Contracts from the inhabitants of the Inkwell Isles. If the brothers agree to join him and hand over the contracts, it leads to a bad ending where the Devil will turn them into his demonic servants.]]
29th Nov '17 7:06:46 AM Njein
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* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'': While it's known that [[spoiler:Prince Hans was the BigBad]], the TieInNovel ''Literature/AFrozenHeart'' reveals that [[spoiler:[[GreaterScopeVillain his father, the king of the Southern Isles,]] manipulated and corrupted most of his thirteen sons into becoming his sycophantic enforcers. It took an attempt to escape his father's abusive and toxic influence for Hans to become the main antagonist to finally kick in.]]
26th Nov '17 8:42:13 PM Angeldeb82
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Do not expect these guys to pull a HeelFaceTurn; they are more likely to go into a VillainousBreakdown if they are definitively rejected. If they fail, it will probably be because they [[EvilCannotComprehendGood cannot comprehend good]]. Perhaps they want to [[WeCanRuleTogether rule with the hero]], though this is by no means a universal trait, and not everyone who makes that offer is an example of this trope. May offer a DealWithTheDevil at some point, but is just as likely to use mental and emotional manipulation to force their victim's hand without any sort of formal bargain -- see BreakingSpeech and TheReasonYouSuckSpeech for some favorite tactics.

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Do not expect these guys to pull a HeelFaceTurn; they are more likely to go into a VillainousBreakdown if they are definitively rejected. If they fail, it will probably be because they [[EvilCannotComprehendGood cannot comprehend good]]. Perhaps they want to [[WeCanRuleTogether rule with the hero]], though this is by no means a universal trait, and not everyone who makes that offer is an example of this trope. May offer a DealWithTheDevil at some point, but is just as likely to use mental and emotional manipulation to force their victim's hand without any sort of formal bargain -- see BreakingSpeech BreakThemByTalking and TheReasonYouSuckSpeech for some favorite tactics.
26th Nov '17 12:22:14 AM Flame
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* ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'': This is usual part of conversations between [[PsychopathicManchild Parado]] and [[TheHeart Emu]]. Kind doctor he is, all that matters to Emu is saving his patients and ''overally'' making them feel better. On the flip side, all that matters to Parado is playing ([[VideogameTropes video]]/[[ManipulativeBastard mind]]) games without care if anyone gets hurt. He tries to convince Emu to abandon his mission and play with him at every other turn. [[IncorruptiblePurePureness Emu]] is not amused and doesn't off Parado because a) he is busy with doctor stuff and b) he believes that Parado can be better. [[spoiler: By the end, Emu basically acts as [[InvertedTrope TheUncorrupter]] for Parado, pulling him into HeelFaceTurn.]]
2nd Nov '17 8:50:14 PM thatother1dude
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* Slade from ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', especially in Seasons One and Two.

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* Slade from ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', especially in Seasons One ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' wanted Robin and Two.Terra as apprentices to make them as sadistic and merciless as he is. He has relatively little effect on Robin, only managing to [[HeWhoFightsMonsters make him slightly unhinged in opposition]] and temporarily [[TrappedInVillainy force Robin to do his bidding by taking his friends hostage]]. Terra, [[TheCorruptible who is much more emotional vulnerable]], he [[MoreThanMindControl turns into]] a full-blown supervillain.
1st Nov '17 6:44:15 PM mattthelurker
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* ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'': The BigBad, Hawk Moth, has this as his M.O.: he [[TheEmpath is able to sense negative emotions]], and when he finds them, he sends an akuma to that person, promising to grant them powers to right the wrongs done to them or otherwise achieve their goals...so long as they steal [[TheHero Ladybug]] and [[TheLancer Chat Noir]]'s [[TransformationTrinket Miraculouses]] for him, of course.
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