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17th Dec '15 3:48:26 PM GrammarNavi
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* In ''WesternAnimation/HulkandtheAgentsofSMASH'', the team is framed by arch-foe The Leader for the destruction of their hometown. Pursuing Leader into space and then taking him back to Earth, their attempt to clear their names is met with a government-authorized robot army led by [[spoiler:The Abomination]]. Makes more sense than it would in the comics, since, like in the 2008 Movie, [[spoiler:Blonksy]] has a background as a government operative.
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* In ''WesternAnimation/HulkandtheAgentsofSMASH'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Hulk and the Agents of SMASH}}'', the team is framed by arch-foe The Leader for the destruction of their hometown. Pursuing Leader into space and then taking him back to Earth, their attempt to clear their names is met with a government-authorized robot army led by [[spoiler:The Abomination]]. Makes more sense than it would in the comics, since, like in the 2008 Movie, [[spoiler:Blonksy]] has a background as a government operative.
21st Oct '15 11:40:44 AM StFan
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* In ''SupermanBatman: Public Enemies,'' [[PresidentEvil President]] [[ComicBook/LexLuthor Luthor]] frames Superman for endangering the Earth and forms a posse of superheroes led by Captain Atom to bring him in--plus he puts Major Force on the team, one of the most sadistic villains around (the phrase "WomenInRefrigerators" refers to a murder he committed. He's pretty vile.) * Early {{Spider-Man}} comics had J. Jonah Jameson hire villains, or in case of the Scorpion help create him in order to try and take down Spider-Man.
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* In ''SupermanBatman: ''ComicBook/SupermanBatman: Public Enemies,'' [[PresidentEvil President]] [[ComicBook/LexLuthor Luthor]] frames Superman for endangering the Earth and forms a posse of superheroes led by Captain Atom to bring him in--plus he puts Major Force on the team, one of the most sadistic villains around (the phrase "WomenInRefrigerators" refers to a murder he committed. He's pretty vile.) * Early {{Spider-Man}} ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' comics had J. Jonah Jameson hire villains, or in case of the Scorpion help create him in order to try and take down Spider-Man.
1st Oct '15 4:55:37 PM nombretomado
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* In ''OutlawStar'', after Hilda steals Melfina and the titular starship from the Kei Pirates, they manage to track her down with help from the [[ProfessionalKillers [=MacDougal=] brothers.]] A little more ambiguous than hero/villain since both Hilda and the [=MacDougals=] live outside the law, but they're certainly more heartless and ruthless than she is, and go on to be one of Gene's worst enemies.
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* In ''OutlawStar'', ''Manga/OutlawStar'', after Hilda steals Melfina and the titular starship from the Kei Pirates, they manage to track her down with help from the [[ProfessionalKillers [=MacDougal=] brothers.]] A little more ambiguous than hero/villain since both Hilda and the [=MacDougals=] live outside the law, but they're certainly more heartless and ruthless than she is, and go on to be one of Gene's worst enemies.
15th Sep '15 12:49:52 PM hamza678
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* In HulkandtheAgentsofSMASH, the team is framed by arch-foe The Leader for the destruction of their hometown. Pursuing Leader into space and then taking him back to Earth, their attempt to clear their names is met with a government-authorized robot army led by [[spoiler:The Abomination]]. Makes more sense than it would in the comics, since, like in the 2008 Movie, [[spoiler:Blonksy]] has a background as a government operative.
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* In HulkandtheAgentsofSMASH, ''WesternAnimation/HulkandtheAgentsofSMASH'', the team is framed by arch-foe The Leader for the destruction of their hometown. Pursuing Leader into space and then taking him back to Earth, their attempt to clear their names is met with a government-authorized robot army led by [[spoiler:The Abomination]]. Makes more sense than it would in the comics, since, like in the 2008 Movie, [[spoiler:Blonksy]] has a background as a government operative.
5th Jul '15 5:12:38 PM nombretomado
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* In ''SupermanBatman: Public Enemies,'' [[PresidentEvil President]] [[LexLuthor Luthor]] frames Superman for endangering the Earth and forms a posse of superheroes led by Captain Atom to bring him in--plus he puts Major Force on the team, one of the most sadistic villains around (the phrase "WomenInRefrigerators" refers to a murder he committed. He's pretty vile.)
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* In ''SupermanBatman: Public Enemies,'' [[PresidentEvil President]] [[LexLuthor [[ComicBook/LexLuthor Luthor]] frames Superman for endangering the Earth and forms a posse of superheroes led by Captain Atom to bring him in--plus he puts Major Force on the team, one of the most sadistic villains around (the phrase "WomenInRefrigerators" refers to a murder he committed. He's pretty vile.)
7th May '15 7:56:33 PM nombretomado
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* In ''CityOfHeroes'', one StoryArc has your character become a fugitive (although it doesn't really affect jack, of course). You get ambushed a couple times by Malta and once by a Nemesis group, the former suggested to have actually been hired by the city.
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* In ''CityOfHeroes'', ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'', one StoryArc has your character become a fugitive (although it doesn't really affect jack, of course). You get ambushed a couple times by Malta and once by a Nemesis group, the former suggested to have actually been hired by the city.
9th Feb '15 8:12:43 AM Gojirob
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* In HulkandtheAgentsofSMASH, the team is framed by arch-foe The Leader for the destruction of their hometown. Pursuing Leader into space and then taking him back to Earth, their attempt to clear their names is met with a government-authorized robot army led by [[spoiler:The Abomination]]. Makes more sense than it would in the comics, since, like in the 2008 Movie, [[spoiler:Blonksy]] has a background as a government operative.
30th Nov '14 1:22:42 PM MickeyMoose
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[[AC:Fan Works]] * In ''FanFic/OriginStory'', the ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}} are sent after Alex Harris, but end up hurting her girlfriend instead. [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge This turns out to be a grave error]].
7th Jun '14 8:38:24 AM VeronicaWakefield
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The villain is hired to SAVE the hero, not DEFEAT him. Not this trope, but it is Boxed Crook.
[[AC:{{Live Action TV}}]] * Not an exact example, but in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The Five Doctors", the Time Lords recruit The Master to save the Doctor, who is trapped in the Death Zone on Gallifrey.
24th May '14 4:55:48 PM foxley
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* ''Tomahawk'' and his Rangers were the arch-enemies of the British forces in the Revolutionary War. One of the Crown's more successful plots against them involved pardoning notorious criminals -- giant strongman Bull, agile thief the Fly, a Native tracker called "the Indian", vicious pirate Captain Salt, and peerless gunman the Highwayman. They easily capture all the Rangers, including Tomahawk himself, though Tomahawk manages to lead an escape as their execution looms.
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* ''Tomahawk'' ''ComicBook/{{Tomahawk}}'' and his Rangers were the arch-enemies of the British forces in the Revolutionary War. One of the Crown's more successful plots against them involved pardoning notorious criminals -- giant strongman Bull, agile thief the Fly, a Native tracker called "the Indian", vicious pirate Captain Salt, and peerless gunman the Highwayman. They easily capture all the Rangers, including Tomahawk himself, though Tomahawk manages to lead an escape as their execution looms.
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