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16th Mar '18 7:51:03 PM jormis29
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* In ''Film/IronMan3'', [[spoiler:The Mandarin turns out to simply be a figure fabricated by Aldrich Killian, with the man himself simply an actor playing a role in exchange for a comfortable lifestyle.]] However, the ''[[Film/MarvelOneShots All Hail The King]]'' short film reveals that [[spoiler:there is indeed a ''real'' Mandarin affiliated with the Ten Rings organization of the first film who intends to kill Trevor Slattery for taking his name.]]

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* In ''Film/IronMan3'', [[spoiler:The Mandarin turns out to simply be a figure fabricated by Aldrich Killian, with the man himself simply an actor playing a role in exchange for a comfortable lifestyle.]] However, the ''[[Film/MarvelOneShots All Hail The King]]'' ''Film/AllHailTheKing'' short film reveals that [[spoiler:there is indeed a ''real'' Mandarin affiliated with the Ten Rings organization of the first film who intends to kill Trevor Slattery for taking his name.]]
6th Mar '18 8:01:51 PM foxley
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* In one ''ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica'' story, the JSA spends the entire story hunting for a mysterious crime lord known as 'Mr. X', whose underlings are terrified of him. At the end of the story, Mr. X shows up and politely turns himself in, as the JSA have now smashed his network. He is a completely innocuous milquetoast.
5th Mar '18 6:00:43 AM JackG
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* ''Series/{{Westworld}}''. Maeve is horrified the first time she wakes in the Body Repair Shop, but her awe turns to contempt once she realises how flawed the humans working there are.
-->'''Maeve:''' At first, I thought you and the others were gods. Then I realized you're just men. And I know men. You think I'm scared of death? I've done it a million times. I'm fucking great at it. How many times have you died? Because if you don't help me I'll kill you.
21st Dec '17 4:26:20 PM Viira
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* In ''Weboriginal/RedVsBlue'' the Director is built up to be the reason everything bad has happened in the series for 10 years. He turns out to be a tired old man watching the last video of his dead wife on a loop and the heroes deem him too pathetic to be worth killing.

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* In ''Weboriginal/RedVsBlue'' ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' the Director is built up to be the reason everything bad has happened in the series for 10 years. He turns out to be a tired old man watching the last video of his dead wife on a loop and the heroes deem him too pathetic to be worth killing.
8th Dec '17 8:43:32 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* Mr. Big in ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'' always cast an enormous shadow because of a flashlight he always kept with him, but ended up being one or two inches tall, and can be picked up with two fingers. It is later revealed, in his last appearance, that not only is his shadow effective enough that he can take over the moon with it, he is still strong enough to beat up a full-sized person.

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* Mr. Big in ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'' always cast an enormous shadow because of a flashlight he always kept with him, but ended up being one or two inches tall, and can be picked up with two fingers. It is later revealed, in his last appearance, that not only is his shadow effective enough that he can take over the moon with it, he is still [[PintsizedPowerhouse strong enough to beat up a full-sized person.person]].
4th Dec '17 5:17:05 PM nombretomado
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* In ''CrankHighVoltage'', Poon Dong, the man who stole Chellios' heart (and whom narrative convention would suggest is the BigBad) is the legendary leader of the Chinese Triads, played by David Carradine. About 2/3rds of the way through the film he's revealed to be a wizened DirtyOldMan who has about 2 minutes of screen-time and is promptly and anticlimactically lured to his death by two odious comic relief characters. The film's real "BigBad" is a completely unrelated, entirely different character who seemingly comes out of nowhere in the final reel.

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* In ''CrankHighVoltage'', ''Film/CrankHighVoltage'', Poon Dong, the man who stole Chellios' heart (and whom narrative convention would suggest is the BigBad) is the legendary leader of the Chinese Triads, played by David Carradine. About 2/3rds of the way through the film he's revealed to be a wizened DirtyOldMan who has about 2 minutes of screen-time and is promptly and anticlimactically lured to his death by two odious comic relief characters. The film's real "BigBad" is a completely unrelated, entirely different character who seemingly comes out of nowhere in the final reel.
14th Nov '17 1:31:12 AM Alvin
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4th Nov '17 2:36:46 AM jormis29
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* The boss of the second world of ''[=McDonald's=] Treasure Land Adventure'' is a scary bat-like robot, which, when destroyed, is revealed to be piloted by a tiny and cute green bat in yellow overalls, who [[OcularGushers bursts into tears]]. Ronald is able to cheer him up in the following cutscene by giving him some of his magic jewels, [[DefeatMeansFriendship and in return, the boss gives him the third piece of the treasure map]].

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* The boss of the second world of ''[=McDonald's=] Treasure Land Adventure'' ''VideoGame/McDonaldsTreasureLandAdventure'' is a scary bat-like robot, which, when destroyed, is revealed to be piloted by a tiny and cute green bat in yellow overalls, who [[OcularGushers bursts into tears]]. Ronald is able to cheer him up in the following cutscene by giving him some of his magic jewels, [[DefeatMeansFriendship and in return, the boss gives him the third piece of the treasure map]].
24th Aug '17 9:10:18 AM ApeAccount
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* In ''Weboriginal/RedVsBlue'' the Director is built up to be the reason everything bad has happened in the series for 10 years. He turns out to be a tired old man watching the last video of his dead wife on a loop and the heroes deem him too pathetic to be worth killing.



* In ''Weboriginal/RedvsBlue'' the Director is built up to be the reason everything bad has happened in the series for 10 years. He turns out to be a tired old man watching the last video of his dead wife on a loop and the heroes deem him to pathetic to be worth killing.
23rd Aug '17 4:45:53 PM HamburgerTime
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* Toward the end of ''Comicbook/{{Preacher}}'', we learn that the true leadership of [[AncientConspiracy the massive Grail conspiracy]] was not [[FatBastard Allfather D'Aronique]] but rather the Secret Council, who are a bunch of dweeby-looking old guys in silly robes who live in a dingy cave; their appearance calling to mind stereotypical ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' players rather than evil masterminds. They last less than an issue before [[DragonWithAnAgenda Herr Starr]] [[BoardToDeath poisons them all]].
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