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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''.
21st Feb '17 7:59:56 PM kundor
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** Likewise Marvel's ComicBook/{{Thanos}}, whom is an Expy of Darkseid, was the eldest son to the planet Titan's leader and was banished for his crimes. Years later he would return to devastate Titan and rule it with an iron fist until he was defeated by Earth's heroes during his first encounter with the cosmic cube.

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** Likewise Marvel's ComicBook/{{Thanos}}, whom who is an Expy of Darkseid, was the eldest son to the planet Titan's leader and was banished for his crimes. Years later he would return to devastate Titan and rule it with an iron fist until he was defeated by Earth's heroes during his first encounter with the cosmic cube.
13th Jan '17 4:20:11 PM gb00393
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%% * If ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' didn't quite give us this in Joffrey, ''Series/GameOfThrones'' came pretty darn close.

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%% * If ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' didn't quite give us ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Joffrey actually ''subverts'' this in Joffrey, ''Series/GameOfThrones'' came pretty darn close.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.
19th Nov '16 6:48:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/StargateAtlantis'': Subverted in an episode where Atlantis visits a royal family with the [[SuperpowerfulGenetics gene required to operate Ancient technology]] necessary to protect their planet from the Wraith. The king's son is a snobbish aristocrat who is clearly plotting to overthrow his increasingly fragile father and lock up his sister in the process. The subversion comes when it turns out that it was the ([[EvilAllAlong apparently well-intentioned]]) EvilChancellor who was the real brains behind the plot and locks up the ambitious prince when he has no more use for him.

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* ''Series/StargateAtlantis'': Subverted in an episode where Atlantis visits a royal family with who possess the [[SuperpowerfulGenetics gene required to operate Ancient technology]] necessary to protect their planet from the Wraith. The king's son is a snobbish aristocrat who is clearly plotting to overthrow his increasingly fragile father and lock up his sister in the process. The subversion comes when it turns out that it was the ([[EvilAllAlong apparently well-intentioned]]) EvilChancellor who was the real brains behind the plot and locks up the ambitious prince when he has no more use for him.
17th Nov '16 1:52:35 PM WillBGood
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* Comicbook/[[EvilSorcerer Loki]] is prince by adoption of Asgard and technically prince by birth of the Frost Giants of Jotunheim. He has enough clout with the Frost Giants to at least use them as {{Mooks}} from time to time and regularly schemes to overthrow his adopted father Odin, take over Asgard and kill his foster brother ComicBook/TheMightyThor somewhere along the way.

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* Comicbook/[[EvilSorcerer Loki]] Comicbook/{{Loki}} is prince by adoption of Asgard and technically prince by birth of the Frost Giants of Jotunheim. He has enough clout with the Frost Giants to at least use them as {{Mooks}} from time to time and regularly schemes to overthrow his adopted father Odin, take over Asgard and kill his foster brother ComicBook/TheMightyThor somewhere along the way.
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