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22nd Apr '17 2:17:36 PM nombretomado
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* The Quisling will [[BatmanGambit outfox both the heroes and his puppet masters]] and achieve some hidden agenda that both sides oppose and/or become a legitimate power player in his own right, like in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' or ''{{Suikoden}}''. Since this requires a greater-than-normal amount of {{Magnificent Bastard}}ry to pull off and toadyism isn't viewed as a cool {{Evil Virtue|s}} this rarely happens.

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* The Quisling will [[BatmanGambit outfox both the heroes and his puppet masters]] and achieve some hidden agenda that both sides oppose and/or become a legitimate power player in his own right, like in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' or ''{{Suikoden}}''.''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}''. Since this requires a greater-than-normal amount of {{Magnificent Bastard}}ry to pull off and toadyism isn't viewed as a cool {{Evil Virtue|s}} this rarely happens.
18th Apr '17 2:09:39 PM ZimFan89
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The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belarusian_Central_Rada Belarusian Central Rada]] was a collaborator's government made up of Belarusians previously involved in anti-Red/pro-White fighting in the region during the Russian Civil War.

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* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belarusian_Central_Rada Belarusian Central Rada]] was a collaborator's government made up of Belarusians previously involved in anti-Red/pro-White fighting in the region during the Russian Civil War.
11th Apr '17 8:30:53 AM BeerBaron
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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'': From the perspective of the Dunmer, the Great House Hlaalu was this for the Empire in Morrowind. During the war with Tiber Septim, the Hlaalu advocated joining the Imperials even before Vivec called for an armistice, and as a result of their co-operation with the Imperials, House Hlaalu experienced an unprecedented surge in power and influence, politically and economically. This came back to bite them at the beginning of the fourth era, when a series of catastrophes nearly destroyed Morrowind and it's people and the Empire decided to cut it's losses and abandon the province while other, less Imperial-minded Great Houses stood to rebuild and defend 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.

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'': From In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', from the perspective of the Dunmer, the other Dunmeri [[TheClan Great House Hlaalu Houses]], [[ProudMerchantRace Great]] [[CorruptCorporateExecutive House]] [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder Hlaalu]] was this for the Empire TheEmpire in Morrowind. During the war with Tiber Septim, [[FounderOfTheKingdom Tiber]] [[GodEmperor Septim]], the Hlaalu advocated joining the Imperials even before Vivec [[PhysicalGod Tribunal deity Vivec]] called for [[VoluntaryVassal an armistice, armistice]], and as a result of their co-operation 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 fourth era, 4th Era, when a series of catastrophes nearly [[ColonyDrop series]] [[ChekhovsVolcano of]] [[TheDogBitesBack catastrophes]] all-but destroyed Morrowind and it's people and people, prompting the Empire decided (which was itself severely weakened as a result of the [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion Crisis]]) to cut it's losses and abandon the province Morrowind while other, less Imperial-minded Great Houses (especially House Redoran) stood up to defend and rebuild and defend 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).
10th Apr '17 2:42:00 PM ronsaat
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* For the UsefulNotes/WorldWarII French in general, before the fall of the Third Reich a slogan for French Quislings was "Better Hitler than Blum" (Blum was the Jewish French Prime minister).
* This particular German tactic wasn't limited to the West--the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belarusian_Central_Rada Belarusian Central Rada]] was a collaborator's government made up of Belarusians previously involved in anti-Red/pro-White fighting in the region during the Russian Civil War.

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* For the UsefulNotes/WorldWarII French in general, before the fall of the Third Reich a slogan for French Quislings was "Better Hitler than Blum" (Blum was the Jewish French Prime minister).
* This particular German tactic wasn't limited to the West--the

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[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belarusian_Central_Rada Belarusian Central Rada]] was a collaborator's government made up of Belarusians previously involved in anti-Red/pro-White fighting in the region during the Russian Civil War.
9th Mar '17 7:55:57 AM rjd1922
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* For the UsefulNotes/WWII French in general, before the fall of the Third Reich a slogan for French Quislings was "Better Hitler than Blum" (Blum was the Jewish French Prime minister).

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* For the UsefulNotes/WWII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII French in general, before the fall of the Third Reich a slogan for French Quislings was "Better Hitler than Blum" (Blum was the Jewish French Prime minister).
1st Feb '17 9:17:10 PM jamespolk
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* ''[[Film/EdgeOfDarkness1943 Edge of Darkness]]'': Johann was a follower of ''the'' Quisling, having gone over to the Germans in 1940 when they invaded Norway. He regrets it.
19th Jan '17 7:42:10 PM Uyyy
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** Another, more recent American "Quisling" would be Timothy McVeigh, a teenager from Upstate New York who was revealed to have been the mastermind behind the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oklahoma_City_bombing 1995 Oklahoma City bombings]].
17th Jan '17 7:00:13 AM trixus
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** Mr. Burns in has been heavily suggested to have been aiding the Germans throughout the World Wars and, unlike [[Film/SchindlersList Schindler]], takes pride in having built shells for the Nazis which ''worked'', dammit! It's even implied that him botching Abe Simpson's assassination attempt on Hitler was ''not'' just an accident.

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** Mr. Burns in has been heavily suggested to have been aiding the Germans throughout the World Wars and, unlike [[Film/SchindlersList Schindler]], takes pride in having built shells for the Nazis which ''worked'', dammit! It's even implied that him botching Abe Simpson's assassination attempt on Hitler was ''not'' just an accident. DependingOnTheWriter though it's unclear on which side he started with (he has a S.S membership card and the Fuhrer fired him after the Plywood Pelican's fiasco).
17th Jan '17 6:52:31 AM trixus
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* Cassius Ceramix in ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}} and the Big Fight'' is one played for laughs: he forces his village to adhere to Roman customs to an absurd degree (for example, he orders an aqueduct to be built in the village despite a river running right through it. When someone points this out, he orders that the river be ''diverted'' because "aqueducts are more ROMAN!") and addresses the Roman [[VillainOfTheWeek Villains of the Week]] as "our beloved invaders."

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* Cassius Ceramix in ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}} and the Big Fight'' is one played for laughs: he forces his village to adhere to Roman customs to an absurd degree (for example, he orders an aqueduct to be built in the village despite a river running right through it. When someone points this out, he orders that the river be ''diverted'' because "aqueducts are more ROMAN!") and addresses the Roman [[VillainOfTheWeek Villains of the Week]] as "our beloved invaders."" The Roman even laughs that if all the Gallo-Romans were like Ceramix Rome would be Gaulish looking.
31st Dec '16 7:08:55 AM Valiona
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* George Sairas (President Chicken-Maggot) in ''Manga/DeathNote''.

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* George "President Chicken-Maggot" Sairas (President Chicken-Maggot) in ''Manga/DeathNote''.''Manga/DeathNote'' earns his nickname from collaborating with Kira after his predecessor [[DrivenToSuicide kills himself]] following a failed operation against the mafia (one that may or may not have been caused by the actual Kira writing in the Death Note).


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* In ''LightNovel/NoGameNoLife'', when Sora and Shiro first arrive in Disboard, they see a tournament held to determine the next ruler of Elkia, the last city of Imanity. The candidate closest to winning, Kurami([[spoiler:a slave of the elves]]), is collaborating with an elf named Feel([[spoiler:who treats her as a friend rather than a slave]]), who provides magical assistance that none of the other candidates can notice or hope to match, and says that if she wins, she'll make Elkia a {{Protectorate}} of the large elven nation so that Imanity won't have to face a HopelessWar against them and the other 14 more powerful races. While Sora's disgusted by Kurami's lack of faith in Imanity's potential, he concedes that an alliance with the elves is a good idea, so he seems to understand that Kurami's not after power.
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