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21st Sep '16 5:04:44 PM nombretomado
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* ''BatenKaitos'':
** ''Origin'' does this ''twice''. After setting up Baelheit as the BigBad for 95% at the game, a late game [[TheReveal Reveal]]/AssPull reveals that he was in fact being manipulated by your mentor, Verus, who had previously shown no hints of evilness. And after you crush him, it turns out that ''he'' was in fact being manipulated by Wiseman, the dictator you supposedly destroyed 1000 years in the past.

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* ''BatenKaitos'':
''VideoGame/BatenKaitos'':
** ''Origin'' ''Origins'' does this ''twice''. After setting up Baelheit as the BigBad for 95% at the game, a late game [[TheReveal Reveal]]/AssPull reveals that he was in fact being manipulated by your mentor, Verus, who had previously shown no hints of evilness. And after you crush him, it turns out that ''he'' was in fact being manipulated by Wiseman, the dictator you supposedly destroyed 1000 years in the past.
20th Sep '16 8:07:57 PM ReddishGuy1
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* The ''VideoGame/MetalSlug'' games have the Mars People to the Rebel Army in Metal Slug 2 and 3, with their influence only revealed in the final level of both games. In 2, they ally with the Rebel Army and provide them with their technology, only to betray them in the end. In 3, they abduct the leader of the Rebel Army, Donald Morden, and replace him with a Martian disguised as him.
14th Sep '16 1:40:10 PM contrafanxxx
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* [[spoiler: Meden Traore]], in addition to being the BiggerBad of the story, is also revealed to be the true leader of Oros Phlox in ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone''.

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* [[spoiler: Meden Traore]], in addition to being the BiggerBad of the story, is also revealed to be the true leader of Oros Phlox in ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone''. [[spoiler: Byaku Shin]] is also this to Saya and Sheath in the second game.
20th Aug '16 8:22:21 AM ZimFan89
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* [[spoiler: [[OmnicidalManiac Bagan]]]], the BigBad of ''Fanfic/TheBridge'', is later revealed to be pulling the strings of the [[ApocalypseCult Red Dawn]], main antagonists of the spinoff ''[[Fanfic/TheBridgeHumanitysStand Humanity's Stand]]''. And, in ''A Shimmer in the Dark'' -- a crossover between this universe and ''Fanfic/TheShimmerverse'' -- he also acts via his [[FightingAShadow Aspect]] Mizu as the benefactor for the [[TheRemnant Nightmare Army remnant]] led by that story's BigBad [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Countess Mircalla]].
8th Aug '16 2:33:17 PM Necal
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* In ''Videogame/TheElderScrollsIVSkyrim'', the local crime boss Maven Black-Briar is effectively in charge of the city. Between using the Thieves Guild for muscle, having contacts within the Dark Brotherhood for assassination, being personal friends with the local Jarl/Governor (which appears to be an actual friendship; one Maven exploits without a second thought, but an actual friendship nonetheless), and running a very profitable meadery (which, much like her friendship, seems to be quite legitimate. She has no problem burning down the competition, mind, but she'll make an offer before doing that and Black-Briar mead seems quite popular through Skyrim regardless) she so effectively controls the city that when she becomes Jarl its treated like little more than a formal acknowledgement of her position.
10th Jul '16 4:41:56 PM nombretomado
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* Semi-invoked in ''BrokenSaints'': The two {{Chessmaster}}s behind the Big Plan are presented as equal threats, only differing in that one stays more mysterious for longer than the other. Then, naturally, it turns out the more mysterious one, Lear, was just manipulating his more active partner Palmer, whom the heroes thought was the BigBad. Lear betrays and murders Palmer, revealing himself to be the real BigBad.

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* Semi-invoked in ''BrokenSaints'': ''WebAnimation/BrokenSaints'': The two {{Chessmaster}}s behind the Big Plan are presented as equal threats, only differing in that one stays more mysterious for longer than the other. Then, naturally, it turns out the more mysterious one, Lear, was just manipulating his more active partner Palmer, whom the heroes thought was the BigBad. Lear betrays and murders Palmer, revealing himself to be the real BigBad.
9th Jul '16 1:31:03 PM nombretomado
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* Metus to the Skrall in ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}''.

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* Metus to the Skrall in ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}''.''Toys/{{Bionicle}}''.
2nd Jul '16 8:55:38 PM Areis
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* The supercrossover military fanfiction ''Fanfic/TheTerminatorsArmyOfLegend'' gives us Archdemon Deitus the Immortal, the fallen son of fallen Archangels Messorem and Vitam, the incarnations of Death and Life respectively. Although he doesn't make his grand appearance until well into the multi-volume series, he's hinted throughout as being in control of every other antagonist.
**And then the eighth volume throws another wrench into the machine with the reveal that [[spoiler:Vergil]] is still alive, perhaps making him the Man Behind the Man ''BEHIND'' the Man.
26th Jun '16 2:38:03 PM nombretomado
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* The Black Council in the DresdenFiles. Screw over and manipulate heroes and villains alike.
** As of ''Cold Days'' an entity called Nemesis is revealed to have possibly been the Man Behind The Man to the Black Council, and the BiggerBad of the entire series. It is an [[EldritchAbomination Outsider that can infect people's minds]], and is responsible for pretty much everything that's transpired so far, much of which Harry had previously attributed to the Black Council. The exact relationship between Nemesis and the Black Council remains unclear; it could be an organization that has been influenced by Nemesis, or they could be attempting to use it to further their own ends, or there may not even ''be'' a Black Council as such.

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* The Black Council in the DresdenFiles.''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''. Screw over and manipulate heroes and villains alike.
** As of ''Cold Days'' In ''Literature/ColdDays'' an entity called Nemesis is revealed to have possibly been the Man Behind The Man to the Black Council, and the BiggerBad of the entire series. It is an [[EldritchAbomination Outsider that can infect people's minds]], and is responsible for pretty much everything that's transpired so far, much of which Harry had previously attributed to the Black Council. The exact relationship between Nemesis and the Black Council remains unclear; it could be an organization that has been influenced by Nemesis, or they could be attempting to use it to further their own ends, or there may not even ''be'' a Black Council as such.
19th Jun '16 1:13:41 PM Prfnoff
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* In ''VideoGame/HolyUmbrella'', after defeating the Empror Dondera, you are then confronted by the true Emperor, a monstrous figure who was in DemonicPossession of him the whole time.

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* In ''VideoGame/HolyUmbrella'', after defeating the Empror Emperor Dondera, you are then confronted by the true Emperor, a monstrous figure who was in DemonicPossession of him the whole time.
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