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19th Oct '17 8:06:52 AM WillyFourEyes
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* Ashnard from ''FireEmblem'': ''Path of Radiance''. Unusual in that he was only distantly related to the previous king; ''a lot'' of people had to die for him to take the throne. ''Radiant Dawn'' explicitly shows him cutting down the king, although that was to break the curse Ashnard setup to kill everyone else before it killed him.

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* Ashnard from ''FireEmblem'': ''Path of Radiance''.''VideoGame/FireEmblemPathOfRadiance''. Unusual in that he was only distantly related to the previous king; ''a lot'' of people had to die for him to take the throne. ''Radiant Dawn'' ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemRadiantDawn Radiant Dawn]]'' explicitly shows him cutting down the king, although that was to break the curse Ashnard setup to kill everyone else before it killed him.



* One of the [[EverythingTryingToKillYou many people trying to murder you]] in VisualNovel/LongLiveTheQueen is doing so in order to move up the order of succession. [[spoiler: Of course, she's not actually out for the throne directly, but to put her husband and daughter onto the throne while she rules from the shadows.]]

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* One of the [[EverythingTryingToKillYou many people trying to murder you]] in VisualNovel/LongLiveTheQueen ''VisualNovel/LongLiveTheQueen'' is doing so in order to move up the order of succession. [[spoiler: Of course, she's not actually out for the throne directly, but to put her husband and daughter onto the throne while she rules from the shadows.]]
19th Oct '17 8:04:12 AM WillyFourEyes
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* Tsukuyomi from ''MugenDensetsuTakamagahara DreamSaga'' refuses to allow Amaterasu to awaken because her current incarnation, his sister, would quash his pollution-and-repression-happy regime in an instant. [[spoiler: Actually, she'd do [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt a lot more than that]]]].

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* Tsukuyomi from ''MugenDensetsuTakamagahara DreamSaga'' ''Mugen Densetsu Takamagahara Dream Saga'' refuses to allow Amaterasu to awaken because her current incarnation, his sister, would quash his pollution-and-repression-happy regime in an instant. [[spoiler: Actually, she'd do [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt a lot more than that]]]].



* ''Anime/SailorMoon'': Though mostly filled with attractive [[BadassPrincess ass kicking Princesses]] there is one evil Prince: "Demande" who kills his own brother, plans to rewrite history in his favor and kidnaps the main lady after he realizes [[ReallyRoyaltyReveal her royalty]]. In the end he gets killed by Sailor Moon & [[BadassInANiceSuit Tuxedo Mask]] in BattleCouple style, really these chicks in mini skirts aren't screwing around.

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* ''Anime/SailorMoon'': Though mostly filled with attractive [[BadassPrincess ass kicking Princesses]] there is one evil Prince: "Demande" "Demande", who kills his own brother, plans to rewrite history in his favor and kidnaps the main lady after he realizes [[ReallyRoyaltyReveal her royalty]]. In the end he gets killed by Sailor Moon & [[BadassInANiceSuit Tuxedo Mask]] in BattleCouple style, really these chicks in mini skirts aren't screwing around.



* ''Manga/OnePiece'' has a few: Wapol a spoiled gluttonous, tin plated asshole who was so bad even his father of the King of drum Kingdom was concerned about him. Unfortunately he kicked the bucket and Wapol took over ruling and was [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen terrible ass king]] luckily Main Hero Luffy literally [[VillainExitStageLeft blasted him out of his kingdom]].

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* ''Manga/OnePiece'' has a few: Wapol Wapol, a spoiled gluttonous, tin plated [[VillainousGlutton gluttonous]], [[TinTyrant tin-plated]] asshole who was so bad even his father of the King of drum Kingdom was concerned about him. Unfortunately he kicked the bucket and Wapol took over ruling and was [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen terrible ass king]] luckily Main Hero Luffy literally [[VillainExitStageLeft blasted him out of his kingdom]].
25th Jul '17 11:33:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Joffrey actually ''subverts'' this trope. Yes, he's a RoyalBrat and an evil king, but his ''sole'' sympathetic moment is his distraught moment at the deathbed of the man he considers his father.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Joffrey actually ''subverts'' this trope. Yes, he's a RoyalBrat and an evil king, but his ''sole'' sympathetic moment is his distraught moment at the deathbed of the man he considers his father. His [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen conniving mother]] actually orchestrated the king's death so she could [[MotherMakesYouKing put her son on the throne]].
25th Jul '17 11:31:04 AM Morgenthaler
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** Played much straighter in ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'', where Loki [[spoiler:disposes of Odin through unknown means and impersonates him in order to usurp the throne.]]

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** * Played much straighter in ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'', where Loki [[spoiler:disposes of Odin through unknown means and impersonates him in order to usurp the throne.]]
6th Jul '17 4:37:20 PM BarbarousNeonate
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* Prince Luca Blight from ''VideoGame/SuikodenII'' fits this trope to a T. He is probably more evil than all of the other princes listed here combined. [[DownplayedTrope Yet he notably lacks one of the most common traits - he didn't kill his father.]] While he may eventually have wound up killing his dad, he certainly didn't seem to have any immediate plans to do so. All ''Luca'' did was slaughter the equivalent of his country's version of the Boy Scouts/Army Cadets wholesale as an excuse to restart a pointless war, sadistically abused and murdered hordes of peasants along with a couple of major characters, traumatized a little girl into becoming the game's resident CuteMute and generally acted like a complete Khorne-wannabe. It was [[spoiler:''Jowy'', one of the game's protagonists, that had been planning to murder the king and usurp the throne from practically the beginning of the main plot proper - and succeeded.]] It adds another interesting dimension, though, that [[spoiler: Luca knew about the plot from the beginning and was coaxing Jowy along (he knew Jowy drank some Antitoxin before poisoning himself for the blood-exchanging ritual with the king). That could've been a test of character and loyalty he gave Jowy]].

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* Prince Luca Blight from ''VideoGame/SuikodenII'' fits this trope to a T. He is probably more evil than all of the other princes listed here combined. [[DownplayedTrope Yet he notably lacks one of the most common traits - he didn't kill his father.]] While he may eventually have wound up killing his dad, he certainly didn't seem to have any immediate plans to do so. All ''Luca'' did was slaughter the equivalent of his country's version of the Boy Scouts/Army Cadets wholesale as an excuse to restart a pointless war, sadistically abused [[{{Sadist}} sadistically]] [[DomesticAbuse abused]] and murdered hordes of peasants along with a couple of major characters, traumatized a little girl into becoming the game's resident CuteMute and generally acted like a complete Khorne-wannabe. It was [[spoiler:''Jowy'', one of the game's protagonists, that had been planning to murder the king and usurp the throne from practically the beginning of the main plot proper - and succeeded.]] It adds another interesting dimension, though, that [[spoiler: Luca knew about the plot from the beginning and was coaxing Jowy along (he knew Jowy drank some Antitoxin before poisoning himself for the blood-exchanging ritual with the king). That could've been a test of character and loyalty he gave Jowy]].
12th Jun '17 11:58:08 AM SullenFrog
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* ''VisualNovel/{{Sunrider}}'' has two possible Evil Princes, both from the [[AbusivePrecursors Holy Ryuvian Empire]]:
** Crow Harbor was the [[BastardBastard bastard son]] of the Ryuvian [[GodEmperor Infinite Emperor]]. He is believed to have assassinated his father and the crown prince in a bid to put himself on the throne, and he definitely went to war with his remaining brother over control of the Empire, sparking a civil war that would devastate the galaxy.
** His brother, [[HeroicBastard Sola]]ís unnamed father, may not have been much better despite having a legitimate claim to the throne. At one point [[LivingRelic Sola]] mentions that the assassinations of the Emperor and his heir might have been her fatherís doing, and that he set it up to make Crow look responsible so that he could have a clear shot at the throne.
16th May '17 4:20:05 PM nombretomado
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* RareFemaleExample: Joei from ''TheTwelveKingdoms'', younger sister to [[spoiler:the deceased]] Queen Joukaku and aspirant to the Kei throne, who tries to usurp it from the rightful heir Youko.

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* RareFemaleExample: Joei from ''TheTwelveKingdoms'', ''LightNovel/TheTwelveKingdoms'', younger sister to [[spoiler:the deceased]] Queen Joukaku and aspirant to the Kei throne, who tries to usurp it from the rightful heir Youko.
11th May '17 4:59:24 AM Flame
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* ''Series/KamenRiderGhost'' puts a twist on this with siblings. The youngest brother, Alain, subverts this as despite his [[EvilIsPetty vile]] [[PsychopathicManchild behavior]], he genuinely loves his family. His older brother, Adel, on the other hand has this in spades as he killed their father, framed Alain for that and tried to conquer the world.
25th Apr '17 8:55:51 PM H2SO4
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** Also played straight with [[spoiler: Unalaq]] in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra''.

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** Also played straight with [[spoiler: Unalaq]] in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra''.''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', yet that was part of something bigger.
10th Apr '17 6:56:53 PM nombretomado
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* Lord Rathbone from ''[[ShanghaiNoon Shanghai Knights]]''.

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* %%* Lord Rathbone from ''[[ShanghaiNoon Shanghai Knights]]''.''Film/ShanghaiKnights''.
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