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11th Jun '17 6:54:37 AM Anddrix
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* The origin story for the IneffectualSympatheticVillain Overdrive in ''ComicBook/SuperiorFoesOfSpiderMan'' reveals that he received his powers and became a villain because of this. Overdrive was/is a huge superhero fanboy but after unsuccessfully trying to get powers by replicating an origin story (i.e. getting bitten by a radioactive spider), he decided to pursue his other interest of race car driving. Following an accident, he was visited in the hospital by the villain Mr. Negative who offered him superpowers in exchange for working for Negative (and owing him a debt for his powers). Overdrive agreed, having the GenreSavvy idea of starting out as a supervillain so that later on he could [[InvokedTrope invoke]] a HeelFaceTurn (he actually uses the term "face turn") and be welcomed with open arms by The Avengers and Spider-man.

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* The origin story for the IneffectualSympatheticVillain Overdrive in ''ComicBook/SuperiorFoesOfSpiderMan'' reveals that he received his powers and became a villain because of this. Overdrive was/is a huge superhero fanboy but after unsuccessfully trying to get powers by replicating an origin story (i.e. getting bitten by a radioactive spider), he decided to pursue his other interest of race car driving. Following an accident, he was visited in the hospital by the villain Mr. Negative who offered him superpowers in exchange for working for Negative (and owing him a debt for his powers). Overdrive agreed, having the GenreSavvy idea of starting out as a supervillain so that later on he could [[InvokedTrope invoke]] a HeelFaceTurn (he actually uses the term "face turn") and be welcomed with open arms by The Avengers and Spider-man.
21st May '17 6:04:42 PM nombretomado
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', WonderMan works for the villains because without the Enchantress' magic, he would have dissolved, and he's promised that his loyalty will be rewarded by making him human again.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', WonderMan ComicBook/WonderMan works for the villains because without the Enchantress' magic, he would have dissolved, and he's promised that his loyalty will be rewarded by making him human again.
18th Mar '17 1:49:58 PM Landis
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* Similarly to Literature/TheCulture, [[Literature/TheCompanyNovels The Company]] also likes to have its personnel play the role of MysteriousBacker and recruit operatives through various perks. The immortal cyborg operatives of The Company are usually recruited as young children in a precarious situation (i.e. prisoner of the Inquisition) and are offered immediate rescue and immortal life in an eventual utopia, which they will bring about by their supposedly righteous labors over the centuries. The Company's Victorian offshoot/cover organization "The Gentlemenís Speculative Society" mostly just outfits normal people with SchizoTech, but Mrs. Corvey, who works as a Madame and InformationBroker, was recruited as a blind, syphilitic prostitute and in exchange for working for the Society, was cured of the venereal disease and given ElectronicEyes.

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* Similarly to Literature/TheCulture, [[Literature/TheCompanyNovels The Company]] also likes to have its personnel play the role of MysteriousBacker and recruit operatives through various perks. The immortal cyborg operatives of The Company are usually recruited as young children in a precarious situation (i.e.(e.g. prisoner of the Inquisition) and are offered immediate rescue and immortal life in an eventual utopia, which they will bring about by their supposedly righteous labors over the centuries. The Company's Victorian offshoot/cover organization "The Gentlemenís Speculative Society" mostly just outfits normal people with SchizoTech, but Mrs. Corvey, who works as a Madame and InformationBroker, was recruited as a blind, syphilitic prostitute and in exchange for working for the Society, was cured of the venereal disease and given ElectronicEyes.
7th Mar '17 12:31:54 AM M84
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* In ''Videogame/StarcraftIILegacyOfTheVoid'', the Tal'darim faction of the Protoss worship and serve the BigBad because he promised to turn them into Hybrids. [[spoiler:The Tal'darim Alarak is very pissed off when he realizes [[TheCakeIsALie the promised Ascension is a lie]] since Amon plans to simply wipe out the Tal'darim once he no longer needs them and joins Artanis' forces so he can help bring down his former god.]]
20th Nov '16 5:54:23 PM Sharlee
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* In the ''Literature/RiversOfLondon'' series, [[spoiler: Lesley May]] pulls a FaceHeelTurn and goes to work for the BigBad in exchange for [[spoiler: having her damaged face repaired magically]].
14th Oct '16 9:31:05 PM Dravencour
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* This was part of [[spoiler:Griffith]]'s reason for [[DealWithTheDevil accepting the call to Sacrifice]]] in ''Manga/{{Berserk}}''. After spending a year [[spoiler:being put to the torture for screwing around with the King's daughter]] and being reduced to a mere shadow of what he used to be, [[spoiler:Griffith]] wanted more than anything to take back what he lost and be free to pursue his dream once more, even if it meant [[spoiler:sacrificing his entire army to the demons]].

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* This was part of [[spoiler:Griffith]]'s reason for [[DealWithTheDevil accepting the call to Sacrifice]]] Sacrifice]] in ''Manga/{{Berserk}}''. After spending a year [[spoiler:being put to the torture for screwing around with the King's daughter]] and being reduced to a mere shadow of what he used to be, [[spoiler:Griffith]] wanted more than anything to take back what he lost and be free to pursue his dream once more, even if it meant [[spoiler:sacrificing his entire army to the demons]].
14th Oct '16 9:30:42 PM Dravencour
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* This was part of [[spoiler:Griffith]]'s reason for accepting the call to Sacrifice in ''Manga/{{Berserk}}''. After spending a year [[spoiler:being put to the torture for screwing around with the King's daughter]] and being reduced to a mere shadow of what he used to be, [[spoiler:Griffith]] wanted more than anything to take back what he lost and be free to pursue his dream once more, even if it meant [[spoiler:sacrificing his entire army to the demons]].

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* This was part of [[spoiler:Griffith]]'s reason for [[DealWithTheDevil accepting the call to Sacrifice Sacrifice]]] in ''Manga/{{Berserk}}''. After spending a year [[spoiler:being put to the torture for screwing around with the King's daughter]] and being reduced to a mere shadow of what he used to be, [[spoiler:Griffith]] wanted more than anything to take back what he lost and be free to pursue his dream once more, even if it meant [[spoiler:sacrificing his entire army to the demons]].
24th Sep '16 9:29:05 PM Dravencour
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* In ''Literature/LonelyWerewolfGirl'', the BigBad, Sarapen, has a servant called Madrigal who has been promised a werewolf upgrade if he serves Sarapen well enough. Sadly, since werewolves are born not bit in that verse, all he does is [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness Outlive His Usefulness]].

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* In ''Literature/LonelyWerewolfGirl'', the BigBad, Sarapen, has a servant called Madrigal who has been promised a werewolf upgrade if he serves Sarapen well enough. Sadly, since werewolves are born born, not bit made, in that verse, all he does is [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness Outlive His Usefulness]].outlive his usefulness]].



** Shepard himself works for the Illusive Man, among other reasons, because he was responsible for Shepard coming BackFromTheDead [[WeCanRebuildHim through cybernetic augmentation]], and even made a point of avoiding adding a RestrainingBolt even though he could.

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** Shepard himself works for with the Illusive Man, among other reasons, because he was responsible for Shepard coming BackFromTheDead [[WeCanRebuildHim through cybernetic augmentation]], and even made a point of avoiding adding a RestrainingBolt even though he could.



* In the first season of the first ''WesternAnimation/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|1987}}'' cartoon, the brain-like alien Krang has made a deal with Shredder, wherein Krang provides Shredder with a lot of weapons, while Shredder must give Krang a new body to replace the one he lost. Shredder is more busy dealing with the turtles, but eventually builds Krang the desired robotic body. (The turtles are able to defeat that as well, but Krang uses it in many later episodes of the series.)

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* In the first season of the first ''WesternAnimation/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|1987}}'' cartoon, the brain-like alien Krang has made a deal with Shredder, wherein Krang provides Shredder with a lot of weapons, while Shredder must give Krang a new body to replace the one he lost. Shredder is more busy dealing with the turtles, Turtles, but eventually builds Krang the desired robotic body. (The turtles are able to defeat that as well, but Krang uses it in many later episodes of the series.)
24th Sep '16 9:24:36 PM Dravencour
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* This was part of Griffith's reason for accepting the call to Sacrifice in ''Manga/{{Berserk}}''. After spending a year [[spoiler:being put to the torture for screwing around with the King's daughter]] and being reduced to a mere shadow of what he used to be, Griffith wanted more than anything to take back what he lost and be free to pursue his dream once more.

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* This was part of Griffith's [[spoiler:Griffith]]'s reason for accepting the call to Sacrifice in ''Manga/{{Berserk}}''. After spending a year [[spoiler:being put to the torture for screwing around with the King's daughter]] and being reduced to a mere shadow of what he used to be, Griffith [[spoiler:Griffith]] wanted more than anything to take back what he lost and be free to pursue his dream once more.more, even if it meant [[spoiler:sacrificing his entire army to the demons]].
24th Sep '16 9:23:27 PM Dravencour
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* In ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'', the Nazi old guard supported and funded the Major hoping he would turn them into immortal vampires. They eventually grow so frustrated when he doesn't that one of them starts ''caning'' him in full view of the Major's loyal subordinates. It doesn't end well for them.

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* In ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'', the Nazi old guard supported and funded the Major hoping he would turn them into immortal vampires. They eventually grow so frustrated when he doesn't do this that one of them starts ''caning'' him in full view of the Major's loyal subordinates. It doesn't end well for them.them.
* This was part of Griffith's reason for accepting the call to Sacrifice in ''Manga/{{Berserk}}''. After spending a year [[spoiler:being put to the torture for screwing around with the King's daughter]] and being reduced to a mere shadow of what he used to be, Griffith wanted more than anything to take back what he lost and be free to pursue his dream once more.



* Subverted in ''ComicBook/{{Camelot 3000}}'', in which Morgan la Fay tempts Tristan to betray Merlin in exchange for being transformed from a female reincarnation to male. [[spoiler: Tristan never gets the chance because Kay betrays Merlin first; in any case, s/he had been planning to kill Morgan as soon as the transformation-spell was applied.]]

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* Subverted in ''ComicBook/{{Camelot 3000}}'', in which Morgan la Fay tempts Tristan to betray Merlin in exchange for being transformed from a female reincarnation to male. [[spoiler: Tristan never gets the chance because Kay betrays Merlin first; in any case, s/he had been planning to kill Morgan as soon as the transformation-spell transformation spell was applied.]]
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