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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).
16th May '16 1:19:56 PM BeeKirbysNewComputer
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* Played with in the ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' Cheat Commandos toon ''[[http://www.homestarrunner.com/ccdo7.html 2 Part Episode]]''. Admiral Flashfight is unambiguously one of these, but he's actually gotten the [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything Cheat Commandos]] to actually ''do'' something for a change instead of goofing around and [[GoKartingWithBowser playing video games with Blue Laser]].

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* Played with in the ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' Cheat Commandos toon ''[[http://www.homestarrunner.com/ccdo7.html 2 Part Episode]]''. [[OnlySaneMan Admiral Flashfight Flashfight]] is unambiguously one of these, but he's actually gotten under his command, the [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything Cheat Commandos]] to actually ''do'' something for a change instead of goofing around and besides [[GoKartingWithBowser playing video games with Blue Laser]].
6th May '16 4:06:05 PM Nithael
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* ''Series/{{The 100}}'':
* 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.
4th May '16 12:03:02 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Erika Furudo in ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'', to a completely murderously sadistic extent.

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* Erika Furudo in ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'', ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'', to a completely murderously sadistic extent.
4th May '16 6:54:49 AM DaveE
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* Another Marvel example is Henry Gyrich, who becomes this for S.W.O.R.D.

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* Another Marvel example is Henry Gyrich, who becomes this for S.W.O.R.D. He had the same effect on the Avengers years earlier, although he wasn't actually leading the team.
* This happened twice to the ComicBook/NewMutants during their original run. The first was when Magneto took over Xavier's School - somewhat subverted in that Mags was honestly trying to do the right thing, but the kids never trusted him at all and assumed this trope. The second was when Cable assumed leadership of the team and reformed them into a [[ComicBook/XForce military strike force]]. Reception was mixed, especially since Cable had ''killed'' the fathers of two team members. [[spoiler: He was framed in both cases.]]
22nd Apr '16 10:12:07 PM TheWanderer
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** Lt. Marimo takes over and all but destroys the MCU in the fourth season. The bosses who sent him to the unit did so specifically to disrupt the unit, not because they believed he would be a good boss. He's even called ''his'' TrojanHorse by the Deputy Rawls.
** Marlo Stanfield, a small-time dealer, percieves the Barksdale as weak in Season 3, decides to wage war on Avon's organization and take over West Baltimore, which he manages to do with some luck and good timing. Unlike Avon Barksdale who was only ruthless and had people killed when they interfered with his corners, which is mostly part of the game, Marlo is a power-hungry sociopath who has people killed if he hears they were talking bad about him, questioning him, or even if they look at him wrong. He violently deposes the relatively peaceful old order and is responsible for over two dozen murders.

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** Lt. Marimo Marrimow takes over and all but destroys the MCU in the fourth season. The bosses who sent him to the unit did so specifically to disrupt the unit, not because they believed he would be a good boss. He's even called ''his'' TrojanHorse by the Deputy Rawls.
Commissioner Rawls even refers to Marrimow as "My TrojanHorse."
** Marlo Stanfield, a small-time dealer, percieves the Barksdale drug empire as weak in Season 3, decides to wage war on Avon's Avon Barksdale's organization and take over West Baltimore, which he manages to do with thanks to some luck and good timing. Unlike Avon Barksdale who was only ruthless and had (mostly) refrained from killing people killed when unless they interfered with his corners, which (which is mostly part of the game, game) or he was looking to take over their turf, Marlo is a power-hungry sociopath who has people killed if he hears they were talking bad about him, questioning him, or even if they look at him wrong. He violently deposes the relatively peaceful old order and is responsible for over two dozen dozens of murders.
12th Apr '16 7:21:51 PM arisboch
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* This was part of Baron Harkonnen's plan for ''Literature/{{Dune}}'': first have his evil mentat Piter de Vries take control of Arrakis and squeeze every ounce of worth and water out of the people, then have his nephew Feyd swoop in as a big damn hero and win everyone's love and affection. Alas, Piter came down with a bad case of death before he could be put in charge, so the Baron sent his other nephew, the Beast Rabban.

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* This was part of Baron Harkonnen's plan for ''Literature/{{Dune}}'': first have his evil mentat Piter de Vries take control of Arrakis and squeeze every ounce of worth and water out of the people, then have his nephew Feyd swoop in as a big damn hero and win everyone's love and affection. Alas, Piter came down with a bad case of death before he could be put in charge, so the Baron sent his other nephew, the Beast "[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Beast]]" Rabban.
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