History Main / TheQuisling

8th Sep '17 3:35:53 PM spoonofevil
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* In one of the greatest ironies of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/BenitoMussolini ended up becoming one himself during the Italian Campaign in the later years of the conflict. Early in the war, he had been a fascist dictator and conqueror in his own right, having come to power 11 whole years before Hitler, and with plans to carve out a "new Roman Empire" across the Mediterranean, for which he would inevitably need Quislings of his own. However, the Allies and his own monumental incompetence thwarted those plans and in 1943, the Allies singled him out to be the first Axis leader to fall. After the invasion of Sicily, with the Italian people angry and fed up with him, Mussolini was overthrown by King Victor Emmanuel III and General Badoglio, who signed an armistice that effectively saw Italy change sides and join the Allies. The Nazis didn't like that, and ordered the troops they had in the country to take Italy back. German commandos freed Mussolini from his prison and he was appointed head of the "Italian Social Republic", or RSI. However, the RSI was just a puppet state for the Nazis, with Mussolini and his fellow Italian fascists now fully subservient to Hitler and the ''Wehrmacht''.

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* In one of the greatest ironies of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/BenitoMussolini ended up becoming one himself during the Italian Campaign in the later years of the conflict. Early in the war, he had been a fascist dictator and conqueror in his own right, having come to power 11 whole years before Hitler, and with plans to carve out a "new Roman Empire" across the Mediterranean, for which he would inevitably need Quislings of his own. However, the Allies and his own monumental incompetence thwarted those plans and in 1943, the Allies singled him out to be the first Axis leader to fall. After the invasion of Sicily, with the Italian people angry and fed up with him, Mussolini was overthrown by King Victor Emmanuel III and General Badoglio, who signed an armistice that effectively saw Italy change sides and join the Allies. The Nazis didn't like that, and ordered the troops they had in the country to take Italy back. German commandos freed Mussolini from his prison and he was appointed head of the "Italian Social Republic", or RSI. However, the RSI was just a puppet state for the Nazis, with Mussolini and his fellow Italian fascists now fully subservient to Hitler and the ''Wehrmacht''. He was so hated by his own people that when he was finally recaptured near the end of the war, he was executed by firing squad and his body was unceremoniously strung up in public.
28th Aug '17 1:09:07 PM skteosk
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** Gatherer Hade in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS15E4TheSunMakers The Sun Makers]]" fits the trope to a tee: With humanity enslaved by the Usurian Corporation, Hade delights in lording it over the workers while acting in an obsequious manner towards the Usurian representative the Collector. When a revolution breaks out, they quickly give him a DisneyVillainDeath.
18th Aug '17 3:11:30 PM TonyG
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* The TropeNamer is referenced in the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' cartoon "Daffy and Tom Turk". WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck is hiding a turkey that WesternAnimation/PorkyPig is hunting for Thanksgiving dinner. Daffy refuses to tell Porky where the turkey is, but caves in after hearing the scrumptious dishes Porky was planning to serve with the turkey. Upon realizing this, the turkey calls Daffy a "Quisling".
13th Aug '17 6:39:47 PM Odacon_Spy
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* [[spoiler:Keith David]] becomes this in ''VideoGame/SaintsRow4'', being offered to be made "mayor" of the simulation and promised to [[spoiler:have Earth restored]] by Zinyak in exchange for the President's life. After the betrayal they're even given [[Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack Lando Calrissian]]'s outfit to cement it.

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* [[spoiler:Keith David]] becomes this in ''VideoGame/SaintsRow4'', being offered to be made "mayor" of the simulation and promised to [[spoiler:have Earth restored]] by Zinyak in exchange for the President's life. After the betrayal they're even given a [[Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack Lando Calrissian]]'s Calrissian]]-esque outfit to cement it.
3rd Aug '17 5:17:10 AM kome360
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* Lionwhyte in ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'' sells humanity into slavery to [[BigBad Doviculus]], and chews out Ironheade for not seeing how much better off they are under his rule.

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* Lionwhyte in ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'' sells justifies his mass-enslavement of humanity into slavery to [[BigBad Doviculus]], as a means of brokering a beneficial peace with the demon factions under[[BigBad Doviculus]]' rule, and chews out Ironheade for not seeing how much better off they are under his rule.putting all of humanity in danger. Ironheade counters by calling out Lionwhyte's selfishness in restricting humanity's passion and potential.
26th Jul '17 8:28:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* Attempted by Preston Northwest in ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' once Bill Cipher and his fellow demons [[WorldOfChaos take over]]. Keyword being "attempted"; Bill decides that while it's a great offer, he'd prefer to rearrange the functions of the various holes in Preston's face.

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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'':
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Attempted by Preston Northwest in ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' once Bill Cipher and his fellow demons [[WorldOfChaos take over]]. Keyword being "attempted"; Bill decides that while it's a great offer, he'd prefer to rearrange the functions of the various holes in Preston's face.
12th Jul '17 9:52:59 PM easytorememberhandle
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* When Creator/TexAvery was working on his animated short ''WesternAnimation/BlitzWolf'', Fred Quimby, his boss at MGM studios, cautioned him not to be too harsh when parodying UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler. When Avery incredulously asked why, Quimby replied, completely straightfaced, [[DirtyCoward "After all, Tex, we don't know who's going to win the war."]] Avery was so disgusted by this that he made the parody even meaner.
27th Jun '17 8:37:12 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', from the perspective of the other Dunmeri [[TheClan Great Houses]], [[ProudMerchantRace Great]] [[CorruptCorporateExecutive House]] [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder Hlaalu]] was this for TheEmpire in Morrowind. During the war with [[FounderOfTheKingdom Tiber]] [[GodEmperor Septim]], the Hlaalu advocated joining the Imperials even before [[PhysicalGod Tribunal deity Vivec]] called for [[VoluntaryVassal an armistice]], and as a result of their cooperation with the Imperials, House Hlaalu experienced an unprecedented surge in power and influence, politically and economically. House Hlaalu had their leaders placed into positions of power within the new Imperial provincial structure, including as PuppetKing and as the Dukes (governors) of Morrowind's Imperial districts. This had the more conservative Dunmer Houses, like [[ProudWarriorRace House Redoran]] and [[ReligiousBruiser House Indoril]] (which was formerly the most powerful Great House of the Dunmer due to their connections with the [[CorruptChurch Tribunal Temple]]) in an uproar. House Hlaalu was given nearly every lucrative [[FantasticMetals Ebony]] mining contract with the Empire and received great support from their Imperial allies.\\
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This, however, came back to bite them at the beginning of the 4th Era, when a [[ColonyDrop series]] [[ChekhovsVolcano of]] [[TheDogBitesBack catastrophes]] all-but destroyed Morrowind and it's people, prompting the Empire (which was itself severely weakened as a result of the [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion Crisis]]) to cut it's losses and abandon Morrowind while other, less Imperial-minded Great Houses (especially House Redoran) stood up to defend and rebuild their homeland. As a result, Morrowind declared it's independence from the Empire and House Hlaalu was unceremoniously stripped of all it's power and turned into a scapegoat for all the Dunmer people's suffering. When the Dunmer culture next gets some focus in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'''s ''Dragonborn'' DLC, House Hlaalu has effectively been {{Unperson}}ed with the other Great Houses, led by the Redorans, forming an aristocratic republic reminiscent of the pre-Imperial Dunmeri government (though with the theocratic elements toned down due to the events of ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' which cost them their {{Physical God}}s the old government had been built around).

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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', from ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'':
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the perspective of the other Dunmeri [[OurElvesAreBetter Dunmeri]] [[TheClan Great Houses]], [[ProudMerchantRace Great]] [[CorruptCorporateExecutive House]] [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder Hlaalu]] was this for TheEmpire in Morrowind. During the war with [[FounderOfTheKingdom Tiber]] [[GodEmperor Septim]], the Hlaalu advocated joining the Imperials even before [[PhysicalGod Tribunal deity Vivec]] called for [[VoluntaryVassal an armistice]], and as a result of their cooperation with the Imperials, House Hlaalu experienced an unprecedented surge in power and influence, politically and economically. House Hlaalu had their leaders placed into positions of power within the new Imperial provincial structure, including as PuppetKing and as the Dukes (governors) of Morrowind's Imperial districts. This had the more conservative Dunmer Houses, like [[ProudWarriorRace House Redoran]] and [[ReligiousBruiser House Indoril]] (which was formerly the most powerful Great House of the Dunmer due to their connections with the [[CorruptChurch Tribunal Temple]]) in an uproar. House Hlaalu was given nearly every lucrative [[FantasticMetals Ebony]] mining contract with the Empire and received great support from their Imperial allies.\\
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This, however, came back to bite them at the beginning of the 4th Era, when a [[ColonyDrop series]] [[ChekhovsVolcano of]] [[TheDogBitesBack catastrophes]] all-but destroyed Morrowind and it's people, prompting the Empire (which was itself severely weakened as a result of the [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion Crisis]]) to cut it's losses and abandon Morrowind while other, less Imperial-minded Great Houses (especially House Redoran) stood up to defend and rebuild their homeland. As a result, Morrowind declared it's independence from the Empire and House Hlaalu was unceremoniously stripped of all it's power and turned into a scapegoat for all the Dunmer people's suffering. When the Dunmer culture next gets some focus in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'''s ''Dragonborn'' DLC, House Hlaalu has effectively been {{Unperson}}ed with the other Great Houses, led by the Redorans, forming an aristocratic republic reminiscent of the pre-Imperial Dunmeri government (though with the theocratic elements toned down due to the events of ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' which cost them their {{Physical God}}s the old government had been built around).around).
** Similarly, the Archein tribe of [[LizardFolk Argonians]] was one of these. During the 3rd Era, they made fortunes by selling other Argonians [[SlaveRace into slavery]]. They also served as the advisors of the Imperial governors in Black Marsh, while being allowed to more directly rule over the more rural areas. When the Empire fell following the Oblivion Crisis, they quickly went bankrupt and were hunted by other Argonians as traitors.
8th Jun '17 9:47:48 PM SilverSupernova
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* In ''VideoGame/EarthBound'', [[spoiler: Pokey joins [[BigBad Giygas]] fairly early in the game, and acts as a thorn in Ness's side for the first half of the game. He spends most of the rest of the game on the run, until he finally shows up in the endgame as Giygas's [[TheDragon Dragon]]. After Giygas's defeat, he manages to escape and becomes the BigBad of ''VideoGame/{{Mother3}}''.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/EarthBound'', [[spoiler: Pokey joins [[BigBad Giygas]] fairly early in the game, and acts as a thorn in Ness's side for the first half of the game. He spends most of the rest of the game on the run, until he finally shows up in the endgame as Giygas's [[TheDragon Dragon]]. After Giygas's defeat, he manages to escape and becomes the BigBad of ''VideoGame/{{Mother3}}''.]] Though leftover data in Mother 3 shows that at some point, Itoi planned to have Porky try to resurrect Giygas using the Masked Man's body as a vessel. Though whether this was out of continued loyalty or simple nihilism is up for debate]].
6th Jun '17 10:26:44 PM Odacon_Spy
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', from the perspective of the other Dunmeri [[TheClan Great Houses]], [[ProudMerchantRace Great]] [[CorruptCorporateExecutive House]] [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder Hlaalu]] was this for TheEmpire in Morrowind. During the war with [[FounderOfTheKingdom Tiber]] [[GodEmperor Septim]], the Hlaalu advocated joining the Imperials even before [[PhysicalGod Tribunal deity Vivec]] called for [[VoluntaryVassal an armistice]], and as a result of their cooperation with the Imperials, House Hlaalu experienced an unprecedented surge in power and influence, politically and economically. House Hlaalu had their leaders placed into positions of power within the new Imperial provincial structure, including as PuppetKing and as the Dukes (governors) of Morrowind's Imperial districts. This had the more conservative Dunmer Houses, like [[ProudWarriorRace House Redoran]] and [[ReligiousBruiser House Indoril]] (which was formerly the most powerful Great House of the Dunmer due to their connections with the [[CorruptChurch Tribunal Temple]]) in an uproar. House Hlaalu was given nearly every lucrative [[FantasticMetals Ebony]] mining contract with the Empire and received great support from their Imperial allies. This, however, came back to bite them at the beginning of the 4th Era, when a [[ColonyDrop series]] [[ChekhovsVolcano of]] [[TheDogBitesBack catastrophes]] all-but destroyed Morrowind and it's people, prompting the Empire (which was itself severely weakened as a result of the [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion Crisis]]) to cut it's losses and abandon Morrowind while other, less Imperial-minded Great Houses (especially House Redoran) stood up to defend and rebuild their homeland. As a result, Morrowind declared it's independence and House Hlaalu was unceremoniously stripped of all it's power and turned into a scapegoat for all the Dunmer people's suffering. When the Dunmer culture next gets some focus in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'''s ''Dragonborn'' DLC, House Hlaalu has effectively been {{Unperson}}ed with the other Great Houses, led by the Redorans, forming an aristocratic republic reminiscent of the pre-Imperial Dunmeri government (though with the theocratic elements toned down due to the events of ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' which cost them their {{Physical God}}s the old government had been built around).

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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', from the perspective of the other Dunmeri [[TheClan Great Houses]], [[ProudMerchantRace Great]] [[CorruptCorporateExecutive House]] [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder Hlaalu]] was this for TheEmpire in Morrowind. During the war with [[FounderOfTheKingdom Tiber]] [[GodEmperor Septim]], the Hlaalu advocated joining the Imperials even before [[PhysicalGod Tribunal deity Vivec]] called for [[VoluntaryVassal an armistice]], and as a result of their cooperation with the Imperials, House Hlaalu experienced an unprecedented surge in power and influence, politically and economically. House Hlaalu had their leaders placed into positions of power within the new Imperial provincial structure, including as PuppetKing and as the Dukes (governors) of Morrowind's Imperial districts. This had the more conservative Dunmer Houses, like [[ProudWarriorRace House Redoran]] and [[ReligiousBruiser House Indoril]] (which was formerly the most powerful Great House of the Dunmer due to their connections with the [[CorruptChurch Tribunal Temple]]) in an uproar. House Hlaalu was given nearly every lucrative [[FantasticMetals Ebony]] mining contract with the Empire and received great support from their Imperial allies. \\
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This, however, came back to bite them at the beginning of the 4th Era, when a [[ColonyDrop series]] [[ChekhovsVolcano of]] [[TheDogBitesBack catastrophes]] all-but destroyed Morrowind and it's people, prompting the Empire (which was itself severely weakened as a result of the [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion Crisis]]) to cut it's losses and abandon Morrowind while other, less Imperial-minded Great Houses (especially House Redoran) stood up to defend and rebuild their homeland. As a result, Morrowind declared it's independence from the Empire and House Hlaalu was unceremoniously stripped of all it's power and turned into a scapegoat for all the Dunmer people's suffering. When the Dunmer culture next gets some focus in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'''s ''Dragonborn'' DLC, House Hlaalu has effectively been {{Unperson}}ed with the other Great Houses, led by the Redorans, forming an aristocratic republic reminiscent of the pre-Imperial Dunmeri government (though with the theocratic elements toned down due to the events of ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' which cost them their {{Physical God}}s the old government had been built around).
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