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10th Jun '16 10:36:32 PM jormis29
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** There was a somewhat similar advertising campaign used by [[McDonalds]] in Finland around the turn of the millennium, where a anthropomorphic pig was standing on the streets around christmas shouting [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MIDusVEjcE Syökää Kanaa]], meaning "eat chicken" and telling people about promotions at McDonalds. Naturally the pig had ulterior motives for this, mainly the fact that during christmas, it's tradition in Finland to eat ham, which comes from, you guessed it, pig. So, the pig was promoting chicken in order to try convince people to eat something besides his kind.

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** There was a somewhat similar advertising campaign used by [[McDonalds]] [UsefulNotes/McDonalds in Finland around the turn of the millennium, where a anthropomorphic pig was standing on the streets around christmas shouting [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MIDusVEjcE Syökää Kanaa]], meaning "eat chicken" and telling people about promotions at McDonalds. Naturally the pig had ulterior motives for this, mainly the fact that during christmas, it's tradition in Finland to eat ham, which comes from, you guessed it, pig. So, the pig was promoting chicken in order to try convince people to eat something besides his kind.
9th Jun '16 10:14:39 AM JonVonBass
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** There was a somewhat similar advertising campaign used by [[McDonalds]] in Finland around the turn of the millennium, where a anthropomorphic pig was standing on the streets around christmas shouting [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MIDusVEjcE Syökää Kanaa]], meaning "eat chicken" and telling people about promotions at McDonalds. Naturally the pig had ulterior motives for this, mainly the fact that during christmas, it's tradition in Finland to eat ham, which comes from, you guessed it, pig. So, the pig was promoting chicken in order to try convince people to eat something besides his kind.
3rd Jun '16 5:50:56 PM rjd1922
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* Doctor Wallace Breen in ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life}} 2'', though the Seven Hour War was an extremely bloody affair. Somehow, he managed to negotiate the surrender on the behalf of the United Nations and was appointed as the ruler of Earth. This is on top of undertaking the extremely dangerous experiment with a pure sample and ramping the equipment up beyond normal safe levels, causing the Black Mesa Incident. [[SpannerInTheWorks Then Gordon showed up again.]] Given Breen is partially responsible for ''causing'' the Combine to invade Earth (though it's up in the air if it was an intended outcome), it's not clear if his sucking up is just an attempt to curry favor with the invaders or if he genuinely believes his negotiations with the Combine are the only thing helping mankind and if we don't obey the Combine they'll simply choose to eradicate us.

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* Doctor Wallace Breen in ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life}} 2'', ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'', though the Seven Hour War was an extremely bloody affair. Somehow, he managed to negotiate the surrender on the behalf of the United Nations and was appointed as the ruler of Earth. This is on top of undertaking the extremely dangerous experiment with a pure sample and ramping the equipment up beyond normal safe levels, causing the Black Mesa Incident. [[SpannerInTheWorks Then Gordon showed up again.]] Given Breen is partially responsible for ''causing'' the Combine to invade Earth (though it's up in the air if it was an intended outcome), it's not clear if his sucking up is just an attempt to curry favor with the invaders or if he genuinely believes his negotiations with the Combine are the only thing helping mankind and if we don't obey the Combine they'll simply choose to eradicate us.
23rd May '16 8:05:28 PM Str8taim
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* More BioWare examples is from ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic''

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* More BioWare examples is from ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic''



** A side quest on the neutral world of Manaan reveals that the Sith have lured a number of young Selkath (the local species) to their embassy. The Sith have convinced them that their cause is just, so that they can help overthrow the Manaan government and replace it with a Sith-controlled one with the Sith-trained Selkath as the puppet leaders. The player can find them in the embassy and show how the Sith are lying (Light Side points) or just kill them (Dark Side points). This comes in very handy later as the player [[spoiler: can use the evidence against the Sith to be aquitted at tehir trail for raiding the embassy. The Selkath understandably aren't happy that the Sith tried stage [[TheCoup a coup]].

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** A side quest on the neutral world of Manaan reveals that the Sith have lured a number of young Selkath (the local species) to their embassy. The Sith have convinced them that their cause is just, so that they can help overthrow the Manaan government and replace it with a Sith-controlled one with the Sith-trained Selkath as the puppet leaders. The player can find them in the embassy and show how the Sith are lying (Light Side points) or just kill them (Dark Side points). This comes in very handy later as the player [[spoiler: can use the evidence against the Sith to be aquitted at tehir their trail for raiding the embassy. The Selkath understandably aren't happy that the Sith tried stage [[TheCoup a coup]].]]
23rd May '16 8:03:28 PM Str8taim
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* Another BioWare example is Chuundar from ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' on the Wookie homeworld of Kashyyyk. So long as he remains High Chieftain, he's all too glad to sell his own people to Czerka, arrange for his brother [[spoiler: Zaalbar]]'s exile and spread lies that [[spoiler: his father]] has gone mad in order to get the party to do his dirty work.

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* Another More BioWare example examples is from ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic''
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Chuundar from ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' on the Wookie homeworld of Kashyyyk. So long as he remains High Chieftain, he's all too glad to sell his own people to Czerka, arrange for his brother [[spoiler: Zaalbar]]'s exile and spread lies that [[spoiler: his father]] has gone mad in order to get the party to do his dirty work. The player can either help overthrow him (Light Side points) or help keep him in power (Dark Side points).
** A side quest on the neutral world of Manaan reveals that the Sith have lured a number of young Selkath (the local species) to their embassy. The Sith have convinced them that their cause is just, so that they can help overthrow the Manaan government and replace it with a Sith-controlled one with the Sith-trained Selkath as the puppet leaders. The player can find them in the embassy and show how the Sith are lying (Light Side points) or just kill them (Dark Side points). This comes in very handy later as the player [[spoiler: can use the evidence against the Sith to be aquitted at tehir trail for raiding the embassy. The Selkath understandably aren't happy that the Sith tried stage [[TheCoup a coup]].
23rd May '16 7:52:16 PM Str8taim
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* ''Videogame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic''. In Chapter 3, with the help of the Bounty Hunter, the Sith Empire has managed to convince the entire Corellian Council, including the Prime Minister, to join them with the promise of making their elected offices [[PresidentForLife lifetime appointments]] with absolute power. However, the Corellian people are not the kind that would willingly role over for foreign invaders (it's Han Solo and Wedge Antilles' homeworld after all). They rise up against the traitorous council and the Sith occupiers, with Republic and Jedi eventually arriving to retake the world, leading to a very DecisiveBattle that [[spoiler: the Republic wins]]. Several quests on the Republic side (both class and faction based) involve chasing down and capturing the traitors so that they can face justice.

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* ''Videogame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic''.
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In Chapter 3, with the help of the Bounty Hunter, the Sith Empire has managed to convince the entire Corellian Council, including the Prime Minister, to join them with the promise of making their elected offices [[PresidentForLife lifetime appointments]] with absolute power. However, the Corellian people are not the kind that would willingly role over for foreign invaders (it's Han Solo and Wedge Antilles' homeworld after all). They rise up against the traitorous council and the Sith occupiers, with Republic and Jedi eventually arriving to retake the world, leading to a very DecisiveBattle that [[spoiler: the Republic wins]]. Several quests on the Republic side (both class and faction based) involve chasing down and capturing the traitors so that they can face justice.justice.
** [[spoiler: Averted]] in the Jedi Consular storyline on the planet Balmorra, a Republic ally that has been under Sith occupation since the end of the previous war. The Sith authorities publicly claim that Balmorra's President is still in charge and that all their orders and laws for the planet come from him. They also claim he is too ill to make public appearances. [[spoiler: However, the we soon find out that he has been frozen in carbonite and that the Sith drove him insane to the point of becoming a confused, rambling man. Luckily, when he is rescued, he is declared mentally incapacitated and this allows a member of his Cabinet (who escaped the invasion) to assume office and lead the newly liberated Balmorra]].
23rd May '16 7:43:21 PM Str8taim
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** One could argue that most Philippine Presidents have been informal Quislings to the United States both before ''and'' after independence, as in many cases they have dutifully (if not slavishly) listened to American policy advice. There even used to be a saying that the three most powerful men in the Philippines were: 1) [[TheManBehindTheMan the American ambassador]]; 2) [[CorruptCorporateExecutive the head of the]] [[MegaCorp country's largest conglomerate]] [[FamilyBusiness (in this case the López Group)]]; and 3) finally, [[PuppetKing the Philippine President]]. ''In that order.''
17th May '16 4:57:41 PM ZimFan89
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* ''Series/TheXfiles''. [[spoiler: The Syndicate is made up of people, such as the mysterious Cigarette Smoking Man, who are aware that the alien invasion is coming, and have worked out a deal with the invaders to help them conquer Earth and enslave humanity in [[VichyEarth exchange for power]]. Fox Mulder's father Bill was a member, and the only one who opposed their decision to collaborate. The reason Fox's sister disappeared was because she and other conspirators' loved ones were used as collateral by the aliens to ensure there was no backstabbing from their human Quislings. The Syndicate's actions throughout the series are preparations for the invasion]].

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* ''Series/TheXfiles''.''Series/TheXFiles''. [[spoiler: The Syndicate is made up of people, such as the mysterious Cigarette Smoking Man, who are aware that the alien invasion is coming, and have worked out a deal with the invaders to help them conquer Earth and enslave humanity in [[VichyEarth exchange for power]]. Fox Mulder's father Bill was a member, and the only one who opposed their decision to collaborate. The reason Fox's sister disappeared was because she and other conspirators' loved ones were used as collateral by the aliens to ensure there was no backstabbing from their human Quislings. The Syndicate's actions throughout the series are preparations for the invasion]].


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* ''Series/{{Colony}}'' has Proxy Snyder, who willingly signed up with the puppet government set up by the "[[AlienInvasion Hosts]]", becoming the head of it within the Las Angeles bloc, because he honestly believes that fighting back is impossible and that collaborating is the only way to insure survival.
16th May '16 4:45:55 AM Dravencour
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* [[spoiler:Sailors Neptune and Uranus]] in the final season of ''Anime/SailorMoon'' give up their star seeds willingly to Galaxia for power, gladly fight their own friends and teammates, and kill 2 of the others [[spoiler:Sailors Pluto and Saturn]]. This is a gambit on their part [[spoiler:to use their powers to capture Galaxia's own star seed. They manage to fool her well enough, but their plan still fails miserably because Galaxia doesn't have a star seed.]]\\

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* [[spoiler:Sailors Neptune and Uranus]] in the final season of ''Anime/SailorMoon'' give up their star seeds willingly to Galaxia for power, gladly fight their own friends and teammates, and kill 2 of the others [[spoiler:Sailors Pluto and Saturn]]. This is a gambit on their part [[spoiler:to use their powers to capture Galaxia's own star seed. They manage to fool her Galaxia well enough, but their plan still fails miserably because Galaxia doesn't have a has no star seed.]]\\



According to the manga, every member of the Sailor Animamates group was originally a normal soldier on their respective home planets. They each betrayed and murdered their planet's real Sailor Senshi to pave the way for Shadow Galactica's hordes, and Galaxia rewarded them by making them fake Sailors, hence the "artificial" nature of their names.

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According to the manga, every member of the Sailor Animamates group was originally a normal soldier on their respective home planets. They each betrayed and murdered their planet's real Sailor Senshi to pave the way for Shadow Galactica's Galaxia's hordes, and Galaxia rewarded them by making them fake Sailors, hence the "artificial" nature of their names.
12th May '16 4:30:39 PM SparksOfTheTempest
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* In ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'', most of Dr. Eggman's Egg Bosses are this to some degree. The biggest example, however, is Mordred Hood, who sold out his nation just so Eggman would put him in charge.
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