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2nd Feb '16 8:43:47 AM Prfnoff
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* In the ''VideoGame/EarthwormJim'' series, Bob the goldfish may be evil, but he's confined to a small bowl and can do nothing to defend himself or his bowl.
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* In the ''VideoGame/EarthwormJim'' series, Bob the goldfish may be evil, but he's confined to a small bowl and can do nothing to defend himself or he and his bowl.bowl are completely defenseless.
2nd Feb '16 8:42:48 AM Prfnoff
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* Bob the goldfish in the ''VideoGame/EarthwormJim'' series.
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* Bob the goldfish in In the ''VideoGame/EarthwormJim'' series.series, Bob the goldfish may be evil, but he's confined to a small bowl and can do nothing to defend himself or his bowl.
24th Jan '16 11:50:10 AM rjd1922
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* Parodied in one of the joke endings of SilentHill2, where it is revealed that the unseen entity jerking James around and forcing him to relieve the most painful memories of his life is...[[spoiler: [[TheDogWasTheMastermind a shiba inu dog]]]]. Roll credits!
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* Parodied in one of the joke endings of SilentHill2, ''VideoGame/SilentHill2'', where it is revealed that the unseen entity jerking James around and forcing him to relieve the most painful memories of his life is...[[spoiler: [[TheDogWasTheMastermind a shiba inu dog]]]]. Roll credits!
15th Jan '16 10:34:16 PM jormis29
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* Emperor Murod in the original ''{{Summoner}}'', despite being served by legitimately intimidating and nasty lackeys and being responsible for actions of gross evil... is just a feeble old man. On top of this, he's an AnticlimaxBoss, even ''after'' pulling a OneWingedAngel out of nowhere.
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* Emperor Murod in the original ''{{Summoner}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Summoner}}'', despite being served by legitimately intimidating and nasty lackeys and being responsible for actions of gross evil... is just a feeble old man. On top of this, he's an AnticlimaxBoss, even ''after'' pulling a OneWingedAngel out of nowhere.
15th Jan '16 10:00:23 PM nombretomado
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Flagg and the Crimson King are two cases where The Man Behind The Curtain overlaps with VillainDecay. In previous novels like ''TheStand'' and ''Literature/{{Insomnia}}'', they were presented as competent and terrifying, but Creator/StephenKing subsequently changed his mind about the nature of evil and set these villains up to be exposed as humbugs in the final volume of ''The Dark Tower.''
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Flagg and the Crimson King are two cases where The Man Behind The Curtain overlaps with VillainDecay. In previous novels like ''TheStand'' ''Literature/TheStand'' and ''Literature/{{Insomnia}}'', they were presented as competent and terrifying, but Creator/StephenKing subsequently changed his mind about the nature of evil and set these villains up to be exposed as humbugs in the final volume of ''The Dark Tower.''
12th Nov '15 1:27:25 PM AgProv
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** The greatest and most terrible bogeyman to have stalked the Disc, the custodian of the Tower of Teeth and the entity who ultimately runs the Milk Fairy operation (in ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}'') is revealed to be incredibly weak and wizened, incredibly old, on the point of death, and motivated only by his perceived need to Keep The Children Safe by ensuring ''nobody else'' can psychically control them via their discared milk teeth.
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** The greatest and most terrible bogeyman to have stalked the Disc, the custodian of the Tower of Teeth and the entity who ultimately runs the Milk Fairy operation (in ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}'') is revealed to be incredibly weak and wizened, incredibly old, on the point of death, and motivated only by his perceived need to Keep The Children Safe by ensuring ''nobody else'' can psychically control them via their discared discarded milk teeth.
12th Nov '15 1:26:45 PM AgProv
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** The greatest and most terrible bogeyman to have stalked the Disc, the custodian of the Tower of Teeth and the entity who ultimately runs the Milk Fairy operation (in ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}'') is revealed to be incredibly weak and wizened, incredibly old, on the point of death, and motivated only by his perceived need to Keep The Children Safe by ensuring ''nobody else'' can psychically control them via their discared milk teeth.
24th Oct '15 8:04:00 PM nombretomado
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* Erica Henderson's guest story in ''SluggyFreelance'' makes an ''Oz'' reference and uses this trope with ''Sluggy'' creator Pete Abrams appearing as a giant glowing figure treated as a god, but then revealed to be the real human Pete behind the curtain. His "god" appearance is a reference to his "glowing head" appearance in other {{filler strip}}s.
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* Erica Henderson's guest story in ''SluggyFreelance'' ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' makes an ''Oz'' reference and uses this trope with ''Sluggy'' creator Pete Abrams appearing as a giant glowing figure treated as a god, but then revealed to be the real human Pete behind the curtain. His "god" appearance is a reference to his "glowing head" appearance in other {{filler strip}}s.
5th Oct '15 12:57:54 PM Psyclone
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* A non villainous example occurs in ''Videogame/{{Jak 3}}'': [[spoiler:The Precursors, the BigGood god-like race of apparent [[EnergyBeing Energy Beings]] are revealed to actually be ottsels like Daxter. TheReveal even has them hiding between an actual curtain while they control the EnergyBeing hologram]].
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* A non villainous example occurs in ''Videogame/{{Jak 3}}'': ''Videogame/Jak3Wastelander'': [[spoiler:The Precursors, the BigGood god-like race of apparent [[EnergyBeing Energy Beings]] are revealed to actually be ottsels like Daxter. TheReveal even has them hiding between an actual curtain while they control the EnergyBeing hologram]].
5th Oct '15 12:57:25 PM Psyclone
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* A non villainous example occurs in ''Videogame/Jak3'': [[spoiler:The Precursors, the BigGood god-like race of apparent [[EnergyBeing Energy Beings]] are revealed to actually be ottsels like Daxter. TheReveal even has them hiding between an actual curtain while they control the EnergyBeing hologram]].
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* A non villainous example occurs in ''Videogame/Jak3'': ''Videogame/{{Jak 3}}'': [[spoiler:The Precursors, the BigGood god-like race of apparent [[EnergyBeing Energy Beings]] are revealed to actually be ottsels like Daxter. TheReveal even has them hiding between an actual curtain while they control the EnergyBeing hologram]].
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