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21st Mar '17 9:26:21 PM KillerClowns
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* In ''VideoGame/CrusaderKings'', any high-ranking [[AmbitionIsEvil Ambitious]] vassal can be expected to be this to their liege. And if the player themself is a vassal, it's pretty much a given that, regardless of their character's nominal traits, the player will be planning to be this.
13th Mar '17 6:24:48 PM Glowsquid
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** Rampage in ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeExtreme''. Unlike most other examples, [[BigBad Iron Klaw]] is smart enough to get rid of him (and not allow him back) when he shows his [[BeneathTheMask true colors]].

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** Rampage in ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeExtreme''. Unlike most Rampage has his sight set to SKAR's leadership (to the point he even mutters "Things won't be satisfactory until I'm in control of SKAR" right in front of Iron Klaw) and undermine Iron Klaw's authority by stockpilling weapons, running his own operations and disobeying orders to not attack Inter-Alliance targets. Iron Klaw is [[GenreSavvy fairly quick to catch on to Rampage's treacherous nature]] and only keep him around due to him being useful as a weapon supplier. When Rampage finally makes an over attempt to take control of SKAR, Iron Klaw lets him rot in prison when his attempt to attack Fort Knox fails and is deeply opposed to the notion of freeing him when representatives of SKAR's other examples, [[BigBad Iron Klaw]] is smart enough division propose to get rid of him (and not allow him back) when he shows his [[BeneathTheMask true colors]].do so.
9th Mar '17 10:28:28 AM Vir
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%%*** Serrator later turns out to be this.
7th Mar '17 7:23:15 AM neoamon
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** The Maximal Elders at one point had the [[SarcasmMode astonishingly bright idea]] to combine the original Starscream's indestructible spark with a Maximal's, presumably hoping to create an indestructible super-soldier. The result ''[[GoneHorriblyRight was]]'' a GeniusBruiser ImplacableMan ...but [[GoneHorriblyWrong was also]] a cannibalistic OmnicidalManiac. And since he had Starscream's spark, he was "hopelessly treacherous."

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** The Maximal Elders at one point had the [[SarcasmMode astonishingly bright idea]] to combine recreate the original Starscream's indestructible spark with a Maximal's, presumably hoping to create an indestructible super-soldier. The result ''[[GoneHorriblyRight was]]'' a GeniusBruiser ImplacableMan ...but [[GoneHorriblyWrong was also]] a cannibalistic OmnicidalManiac. And since he had Starscream's spark, OmnicidalManiac and he was "hopelessly treacherous."
4th Mar '17 1:44:17 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Many of the Great Houses have a lesser House hoping to undermine them. The Freys and Boltons betray their overlords the Starks and Tullys in "The Rains of Castamere". House Reyne was this to the Lannisters until Tywin wiped them out. After "Blackwater", characters like Cersei consider the Tyrells to be this to the royal family.
14th Feb '17 9:02:59 AM MaulMachine
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** The Brotherhood of Steel's Head Paladin Hardin is this to Elder [=McNamara=]. The Courier can either aid the latter or help the former take over as Elder.

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** The Brotherhood of Steel's Head Paladin Hardin is this to Elder [=McNamara=]. The Courier can either aid the latter or help the former take over as Elder. Interestingly, if you do help [=McNamara=], he takes no action against Hardin, since all Hardin wanted was what [=McNamara=] needed your help to do.
12th Feb '17 11:56:01 AM OutRider2003
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* Wrestling/BrunoSammartino and his 1980 feud with Larry Zbyskyo. In a twist of this trope, "The Living Legend" was very much a {{face}} and was grooming Zbyskyo to become the next megastar of wrestling. But the trope kicks in wherein Zbyskyo grows more and more frustrated that his time in the spotlight is still coming, and eventually asks for a challenge match against his mentor. The famous match saw Sammartino counter Zbyskyo's moves at every turn, and every complaint that Zbyskyo had that Bruno wasn't giving him a fair chance was ignored. Eventually, Zbyskyo lost his patience and [[FaceHeelTurn brutally beat Sammartino into a bloody heap]]. The aftermath made Zbyskyo – the Starscream – into a hated {{heel}} and set off a violent feud that ended in a steel cage at New York City's Shea Stadium.

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* Wrestling/BrunoSammartino and his 1980 feud with Larry Zbyskyo. Zbyszko. In a twist of this trope, "The Living Legend" was very much a {{face}} and was grooming Zbyskyo Zbyszko to become the next megastar of wrestling. But the trope kicks in wherein Zbyskyo Zbyszko grows more and more frustrated that his time in the spotlight is still coming, and eventually asks for a challenge match against his mentor. The famous match saw Sammartino counter Zbyskyo's Zbyszko's moves at every turn, and every complaint that Zbyskyo Zbyszko had that Bruno wasn't giving him a fair chance was ignored. Eventually, Zbyskyo Zbyszko lost his patience and [[FaceHeelTurn brutally beat Sammartino into a bloody heap]]. The aftermath made Zbyskyo Zbyszko – the Starscream – into a hated {{heel}} and set off a violent feud that ended in a steel cage at New York City's Shea Stadium.
25th Jan '17 12:08:55 PM Godzillawolf
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* In ''Fanfic/TheBridge'', the BigBad [[spoiler:[[OmnicidalManiac Bagan]]]] recruits [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Queen Chrysalis]] to his VillainTeamUp. Being [[ManipulativeBitch who she is]], Chrysalis instantly begins plotting to [[DidYouJustScamCthulhu trick him into]] [[spoiler:helping her fully restore her EvilMentor [[GodOfEvil Grogar, the Nexus of Dark Magic]], at which point she fully expects [[EvilVsEvil the two to fight and Grogar to win]].]] A glimpse of a BadFuture implies [[spoiler:she succeeds in restoring Grogar and the two going to war with each other. King Sombra teams up with her as well when he's resurrected.]]
23rd Jan '17 12:49:09 AM Luppercus
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* The sentient tomato Zoltan is Dr. Gangreen’s Starscream in ''WesternAnimation/AttackOfTheKillerTomatoes'' as he’s always questioning his plans and his leadership. In the second season Zoltan and his four goons actually dethrone Gangreen and took over the world from him.


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* Mullins in ''WesternAnimation/PeterPanAndThePirates'' mostly as a counterpart to Smee’s SycophanticServant of Captain Hook. Although Starsky has the role sometimes he is less vocal in his questioning of Hook’s plans. Of course Hook is pretty badass in this version (and helps that is voiced by TimCurry) and a very competent villain and his plans are generally very good. Mullins and Starky’s questioning is more related to point out Hook’s futile obsession with Peter Pan and how they waste their lives there when they can be pillaging somewhere else.
22nd Jan '17 11:16:24 AM Prometheus117
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*** Eventually when sufficiently punished and humiliated by Megatron, this Starscream shows he is finally content to have the power of SIC. Unfortunately he still doesn't want to settle for anything less; when he lost this position he attempted to switch sides, just to have allies to side against Megatron. He finally gets his hands on ''Prime's'' equivalent of the [[Anime/TransformersCybertron Cyber Planet Keys]], ''all four of them,'' and... uses them to convince Megatron to let him back in instead of keeping them. He appeared loyal, which didn't prevent fans from suspecting it all of being a ruse. In "Deadlock", his rage upon seeing [[spoiler: Bumblebee kill Megatron indicates that his new loyalty was genuine after all]].

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*** Eventually when sufficiently punished and humiliated by Megatron, this Starscream shows he is finally content to have the power of SIC. Unfortunately he still doesn't want to settle for anything less; when he lost this position he attempted to switch sides, just to have allies to side against Megatron. He finally gets his hands on ''Prime's'' equivalent of the [[Anime/TransformersCybertron Cyber Planet Keys]], ''all four of them,'' and... uses them to convince Megatron to let him back in instead of keeping them.them, mostly because he rightly realized that even with all four keys, there would be nothing stopping the Autobots ''and'' Decepticons from coming for his head and he couldn't rule Cybertron alone. He appeared loyal, which didn't prevent fans from suspecting it all of being a ruse. In "Deadlock", his rage upon seeing [[spoiler: Bumblebee kill Megatron indicates that his new loyalty was genuine after all]].


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** ''WesternAnimation/TransformersRobotsInDisguise2015'', ''Prime's'' sequel series, finally has Starscream [[SubvertedTrope subvert]] this trope entirely, [[spoiler:but not out of loyalty but because he wants to ''[[ItsPersonal kill]]'' Megatron for disbanding the Decepticons, leaving him at the mercy of the Predacons (though it was his own mistakes that led to that encounter), and for all the physical abuse he's suffered throughout the years. Galactic conquest is still on the table, just not directly related to Megatron anymore. He's just having trouble finding out where Megatron went after ''Predacons Rising''.]]
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