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7th Aug '16 12:07:45 AM ExSlacker
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* Throughout the ''VideoGame/MegaManZero'' series, Neo Arcadia has a quick succession of rulers. The first was X (hero of the predecessor ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' series), who establishes the city as a safe haven for humans and Reploids alike. After he disappears, he's replaced by a vastly inferior clone, Copy-X; he's still benevolent to humans, but he decided that because of an energy crisis, the Reploids are demoted to 2nd-class citizens, branding them Mavericks. After Copy-X's death he was briefly replaced by NobleTopEnforcer Harpuia, who tries to keep the issues with [[LaResistance the rebellion]] as cordial as he could manage. He gets usurped from the position when Copy-X returned to power, who was much worse than before he was killed. And he was merely an UnwittingPawn for Dr. Weil, who orchestrates Copy-X's second (and permanent) death to position himself as the new leader of Neo Arcadia setting him above his predecessors as truly the worst of the lot.

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* Throughout the ''VideoGame/MegaManZero'' series, Neo Arcadia has a quick succession of rulers. The first was X (hero of the predecessor ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' series), who establishes the city as a safe haven for humans and Reploids alike. After he disappears, he's replaced by a vastly inferior clone, Copy-X; he's still benevolent to humans, but he decided that because of an energy crisis, the Reploids are demoted to 2nd-class citizens, branding them Mavericks.Mavericks and unjustly persecuting them. After Copy-X's death he was briefly replaced by NobleTopEnforcer Harpuia, who tries to keep the issues with [[LaResistance the rebellion]] as cordial as he could manage. He gets usurped from the position when Copy-X returned to power, who was much worse than before he was killed. And he was merely an UnwittingPawn for Dr. Weil, who orchestrates Copy-X's second (and permanent) death to position himself as the new leader of Neo Arcadia Arcadia, setting him above his predecessors as truly the worst of the lot.
7th Aug '16 12:05:24 AM ExSlacker
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* Throughout the ''VideoGame/MegaManZero'' series, Neo Arcadia has a quick succession of rulers. The first was X (hero of the predecessor ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' series), who establishes the city as a safe haven for humans and Reploids alike. After he disappears, he's replaced by a vastly inferior clone, Copy-X; he's still benevolent to humans, but he decided that because of an energy crisis, the Reploids are demoted to 2nd-class citizens, branding them Mavericks. After Copy-X's death he was briefly replaced by NobleTopEnforcer Harpuia, who tries to keep the issues with [[LaResistance the rebellion]] as cordial as he could manage. He gets usurped from the position when Copy-X returned to power, who was much worse than before he was killed. And he was merely an UnwittingPawn for Dr. Weil, who orchestrates Copy-X's second (and permanent) death to position himself as the new leader of Neo Arcadia setting him above his predecessors as truly the worst of the lot.
30th Jul '16 9:18:41 AM Nazetrime
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** A straight example can be found in the novels. In the plot of the FictionalVideoGame in which the story is set, [[spoiler:General Helkazard]] died and replaced by [[spoiler:Lorth Kordigän]]; the latter is much more of an extremist than the former.

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** A straight example can be found in the novels. In the plot of the FictionalVideoGame in which the story is set, [[spoiler:General Helkazard]] died and was replaced by [[spoiler:Lorth Kordigän]]; the latter is much more of an extremist than the former.
30th Jul '16 9:17:38 AM Nazetrime
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** A straight example can be found in the novels. In the plot of the FictionalVideoGame in which the story is set, [(spoiler:General Helkazard]] died and replaced by [[spoiler:Lorth Kordigän]]; the latter is much more of an extremist than the former.

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** A straight example can be found in the novels. In the plot of the FictionalVideoGame in which the story is set, [(spoiler:General [[spoiler:General Helkazard]] died and replaced by [[spoiler:Lorth Kordigän]]; the latter is much more of an extremist than the former.
15th Jul '16 2:26:56 AM ACW
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** Under the Lannister regime we have other examples of tyrants taking over. When the Starks, the beloved rulers of the North, are betrayed at [[NastyParty the Red Wedding]] by the Freys and Boltons, Roose Bolton personally murdering his liege Robb Stark, the Boltons are rewarded with control of the North. Despite Roose's talk of "a quiet land, a quiet people", under the new regime his monstrous son [[CompleteMonster Ramsay Snow]], [[BastardBastard "the Bastard of Bolton"]], is legitimized as Roose's heir, and goes round the North committing atrocities, flaying, murdering and raping people. However this trope is deconstructed, as many of the Northerners despise the Boltons, especially Ramsay, and Roose notes that his son's cruelty means they will never hold the North successfully.

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** Under the Lannister regime we have other examples of tyrants taking over. When the Starks, the beloved rulers of the North, are betrayed at [[NastyParty the Red Wedding]] by the Freys and Boltons, Roose Bolton personally murdering his liege Robb Stark, the Boltons are rewarded with control of the North. Despite Roose's talk of "a quiet land, a quiet people", under the new regime his monstrous son [[CompleteMonster Ramsay Snow]], Snow, [[BastardBastard "the Bastard of Bolton"]], is legitimized as Roose's heir, and goes round the North committing atrocities, flaying, murdering and raping people. However this trope is deconstructed, as many of the Northerners despise the Boltons, especially Ramsay, and Roose notes that his son's cruelty means they will never hold the North successfully.
13th Jul '16 5:42:13 PM MrThorfan64
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** Under the Lannister regime we have other examples of tyrants taking over. When the Starks, the beloved rulers of the North, are betrayed at [[NastyParty the Red Wedding]] by the Freys and Boltons, Roose Bolton personally murdering his liege Robb Stark, the Boltons are rewarded with control of the North. Despite Roose's talk of "a quiet land, a quiet people", under the new regime his monstrous son [[CompleteMonster Ramsay Snow]], [[BastardBastard "the Bastard of Bolton"]], is legitimized as Roose's heir, and goes round the North committing atrocities, flaying, murdering and raping people. However this trope is deconstructed, as many of the Northerners despise the Boltons, especially Ramsay, and Roose notes that his son's cruelty means they will never hold the North successfully.
** In the history of Westeros Maegor the Cruel's reign was this, when Maegor seized the Iron Throne after his half-brother Aenys' death, even decapitating the Maester who pointed out his brother's sons should inherit before him. Maegor was a monstrous {{sadist}}, committing atrocities and murdering two of his [[EvilUncle nephews]]. Though played with in that under Aenys the realm was already unstable, due to Aenys' weakness and inability to act decisively, leading to conflicts with the Faith, though the conflict became much more brutal when Maegor took over. Fortunately Aenys' youngest son Jaehaerys I proved to be perhaps the most capable King to ever sit the Iron Throne.
10th Jun '16 5:55:36 AM Wildstar93
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* In ''Film/TheJungleBook2016'', after failing to get Mowgli the first time, Shere Khan [[spoiler:murders Akela]] and takes control of his wolf pack, forcing them to be afraid of him.
25th May '16 8:36:36 PM zarpaulus
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* At the end of season 7 of ''Series/{{Psych}}'' police consultant Harris Trout evaluates the Santa Barbara police department and suspends chief Vick, taking over as interim chief. His first act is to fire [=McNab=] for taking a side job as a male stripper, demote Lassiter, and refuse to hire Shawn and Gus for any more cases. In the 4th episode of season 8 there's a hostage situation in the station and when it's over Trout takes out his frustration by firing Lassiter, Juliet, and the newly rehired Shawn and Gus for "not being loyal to him", then receives a call from his own superiors informing him that he has just been terminated for his ham-fisted bungling of the situation.
25th May '16 8:21:46 PM zarpaulus
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* Marcus Kane starts the series as next in line for the position of Chancellor on the Ark, and when it looks as though he will succeed Jaha Abby fears he would be disastrous for the people. [[SubvertedTrope However, despite several near-deaths on Jaha's part, Kane never succeeds him during the first season.]] [[DeconstructedTrope By the time Kane does become Chancellor in season two he has undergone enough character development where he is no longer even a potential Tyrant]].
* Charles Pike came down to Earth from Farm Station, which landed away from the location of Camp Jaha and never took part in the Ark/Grounder truce of the second season. Because he witnessed Grounder slaughtering more than a hundred of his people he has a fanatical hatred of them and believes that coexistence is impossible, and is nominated for Chancellor after trying to carry out a preemptive strike on a Grounder army that Lexa had sent to protect Arkadia. He wins the election and is appointed Chancellor, and immediately orders the launch of preemptive strike.

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* ** Marcus Kane starts the series as next in line for the position of Chancellor on the Ark, and when it looks as though he will succeed Jaha Abby fears he would be disastrous for the people. [[SubvertedTrope However, despite several near-deaths on Jaha's part, Kane never succeeds him during the first season.]] [[DeconstructedTrope By the time Kane does become Chancellor in season two he has undergone enough character development where he is no longer even a potential Tyrant]].
* ** Charles Pike came down to Earth from Farm Station, which landed away from the location of Camp Jaha and never took part in the Ark/Grounder truce of the second season. Because he witnessed Grounder slaughtering more than a hundred of his people he has a fanatical hatred of them and believes that coexistence is impossible, and is nominated for Chancellor after trying to carry out a preemptive strike on a Grounder army that Lexa had sent to protect Arkadia. He wins the election and is appointed Chancellor, and immediately orders the launch of preemptive strike.
22nd May '16 8:42:24 PM SgtFrog1
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* [[Pantheon/{{Villains}} Dolores Umbridge]] of ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'', who is the former TropeNamer. She came to the school as a teacher imposed by the Ministry of Magic, becomes High Inquisitor, fires Trelawney, tries to subdue Hagrid like he's a wild beast with a team of Stunners due to her hatred of {{Half Human Hybrid}}s [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain and treats any "filthy half-breed" like a stupider, lesser being]], dictates stupid rules aimed at abolishing the students' civil liberties, ''literally'' [[ColdBloodedTorture tortures]] students during detention, and finally [[spoiler:deposes Dumbledore and becomes Headmistress.]] Her "things will be different around here" speech was [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Hermione. She's so bad that she actually [[spoiler:''sides with Voldemort'' after she's run out of Hogwarts[[note]]Possibly unknowingly, but she so heartily embraced his evil policies that it hardly even matters whether she knew who was behind them.[[/note]]]]. Most readers reserve more hate for Umbridge than for Voldemort, the actual BigBad of the series. Creator/StephenKing has noted that Umbridge is the strongest of ''Literature/HarryPotter'''s villains because she's the kind of character who you just ''love'' to hate, whereas you hate Voldemort simply because the book wants you to and because he's ObviouslyEvil.

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* [[Pantheon/{{Villains}} Dolores Umbridge]] of ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'', who is the former TropeNamer. She came to the school as a teacher imposed by the Ministry of Magic, becomes High Inquisitor, fires Trelawney, tries to subdue Hagrid like he's a wild beast with a team of Stunners due to her hatred of {{Half Human Hybrid}}s [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain and treats any "filthy half-breed" like a stupider, lesser being]], dictates stupid rules aimed at abolishing the students' civil liberties, ''literally'' [[ColdBloodedTorture tortures]] students during detention, and finally [[spoiler:deposes Dumbledore and becomes Headmistress.]] Her "things will be different around here" speech was [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Hermione. She's so bad that she actually [[spoiler:''sides with Voldemort'' after she's run out of Hogwarts[[note]]Possibly unknowingly, but she so heartily embraced his evil policies that it hardly even matters whether she knew who was behind them.[[/note]]]]. Most readers reserve more hate for Umbridge than for Voldemort, the actual BigBad of the series. Creator/StephenKing has noted that Umbridge is the strongest of ''Literature/HarryPotter'''s villains because she's the kind of character who you just ''love'' to hate, whereas you hate Voldemort simply because the book wants you to and because he's ObviouslyEvil. Also, most people know someone who's bitterly racist/homophobic/bigoted-in-general ControlFreak-type, but genocidal overlords are in short supply (thankfully).
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