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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).
28th May '17 10:33:21 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Roose Bolton is a textbook example: He is a leader who rose to power for personal gain and self-preservation by betraying his king and countrymen and, also, by enforcing the will of an external power.
27th May '17 12:33:42 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'': The municipal government of Pawnee is implied to have a problem with doing this. At different points of history, the town's slogan has been "Welcome [[WorldWarII German]] / [[TheVietnamWar Vietnamese]] / [[WarOnTerror Taliban]] soldiers!"

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* ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'': The municipal government of Pawnee is implied to have a problem with doing this. At different points of history, the town's slogan has been "Welcome [[WorldWarII [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII German]] / [[TheVietnamWar [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Vietnamese]] / [[WarOnTerror Taliban]] soldiers!"
13th May '17 1:24:16 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/{{Sliders}}'': One episode has its own word for this: Thatchers. Apparently a version of MargaretThatcher "welcomed its new Kromag overlords", and when they were driven out, the word for collaborators was inspired from her name (similar to this trope, probably because it also sounds much like "traitor/treachery" in English). The moral struggles of a "Thatcher" is a plot point of the episode in question.

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* ''Series/{{Sliders}}'': One episode has its own word for this: Thatchers. Apparently a version of MargaretThatcher UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher "welcomed its new Kromag overlords", and when they were driven out, the word for collaborators was inspired from her name (similar to this trope, probably because it also sounds much like "traitor/treachery" in English). The moral struggles of a "Thatcher" is a plot point of the episode in question.
13th May '17 10:41:46 AM Maplewood
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* ''{{Film/Volhynia}}''. The Ukrainian administrator of the village serves Poles, Russians, Germans and finally Ukrainians with the same level of shameless flattery and enthusiasm.
26th Apr '17 11:24:59 AM KizunaTallis
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** In ''Fanfic/TheConversionBureauTheOtherSideOfTheSpectrum'', a [[MisanthropeSupreme misanthropic]] doctor named Jacqueline Reitman willingly served earth up on a silver platter to the Solar Tyrant by first pushing for the ponification serum to be used by the public, and then founded the PER, who are little more than {{Evil Luddite}}s that make the [[RightWingMilitiaFanatic Human]] [[AbsoluteXenophobe Liberation]] [[SociopathicSoldier Front]] look [[RootingForTheEmpire downright appealing]].

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** In ''Fanfic/TheConversionBureauTheOtherSideOfTheSpectrum'', a [[MisanthropeSupreme misanthropic]] doctor named Jacqueline Reitman willingly served earth up on a silver platter to the Solar Tyrant by first pushing for the ponification serum to be used by the public, and then founded the PER, who are little more than {{Evil Luddite}}s that make the [[RightWingMilitiaFanatic Human]] [[AbsoluteXenophobe Liberation]] [[SociopathicSoldier Front]] look [[RootingForTheEmpire downright appealing]]. She was eventually arrested and placed on DeathRow for her crimes against humanity, and other than a few token attempts to rescue her from police custody by some PER cells, the Solar Empire hasn't gone out of its way to save her, making it very clear she isn't anywhere near as important to Queen Celestia as she likes to think herself to be.
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).
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