History PlayingWith / TheDragon

4th May '16 3:45:55 PM rt2012
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'''Basic Trope''': The [[BigBad Big Bad's]] most trusted lieutenant.

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'''Basic Trope''': The [[BigBad Big Bad's]] most trusted lieutenant.right-hand man (or woman).
8th Apr '15 7:15:38 AM DragonzZilla
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** Evulz is too busy running TheEmpire and has to delegate these things.

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** Evulz is too busy running TheEmpire and [[RealityEnsues has to delegate these things.things]].
28th Jul '13 3:53:46 AM ThePseudo
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* '''Downplayed''': ???

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* '''Downplayed''': ???MookLieutenant.
10th Mar '13 12:13:49 PM Taxima
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* '''Exploited''': ???

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* '''Exploited''': ???Drake proves his skills in combat and "loyalty" to Emperor Evulz so he can get close enough [[TheStarscream to overthrow him.]]
2nd Feb '13 11:58:47 PM VPhantom
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* '''Justified''': TheHeavy. Emperor Evulz has terminal cancer, and General Drake was simply the most capable candidate to carry out his will.

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* '''Justified''': '''Downplayed''': ???
* '''Justified''':
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TheHeavy. Emperor Evulz has terminal cancer, and General Drake was simply the most capable candidate to carry out his will.



* '''Inverted''': TheLancer

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* '''Inverted''': '''Inverted''':
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TheLancer



* '''Subverted''': General Drake is a member of LaResistance and trying to help the heroes overthrow Evulz.

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* '''Subverted''': '''Subverted''':
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General Drake is a member of LaResistance and trying to help the heroes overthrow Evulz.



* '''DoubleSubverted:''' Ah, but General ''Wolfenstein'', on the other hand, he is the real deal.

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* '''DoubleSubverted:''' '''Double Subverted:''' Ah, but General ''Wolfenstein'', on the other hand, he is the real deal.



* '''Deconstructed''': General Drake knows that he's number two to a sick and feeble man, and hates every minute of it. Thus, [[TheStarscream he devotes his spare time to finding a way to put his boss down]].
** General Drake knows that he is working for a sick, twisted, despicable madman and thinks TheEmpire would be better off without him, or just desires to leave his employ.
** General Drake is the top enforcer of his master and the guy who is constantly fighting the heroes, taking charge of wars and being the face of terror in TheEmpire- unsurprisingly, he is killed early on doing such dangerous work.
* '''Reconstructed''': Emperor Evulz brutally reminds him of the status quo whenever Drake decides to plot against him.
** Evulz kills Drake, and replaces him with a loyal new dragon.
** Drake is killed, and Evulz replaces him with a more cautious and GenreSavvy new dragon.



* '''Defied''': General Drake's attempt to block our heroes is thwarted when he's brutally tossed off a bridge.

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* '''Defied''': '''Exploited''': ???
* '''Defied''':
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General Drake's attempt to block our heroes is thwarted when he's brutally tossed off a bridge.


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* '''Deconstructed''':
** General Drake knows that he's number two to a sick and feeble man, and hates every minute of it. Thus, [[TheStarscream he devotes his spare time to finding a way to put his boss down]].
** General Drake knows that he is working for a sick, twisted, despicable madman and thinks TheEmpire would be better off without him, or just desires to leave his employ.
** General Drake is the top enforcer of his master and the guy who is constantly fighting the heroes, taking charge of wars and being the face of terror in TheEmpire- unsurprisingly, he is killed early on doing such dangerous work.
* '''Reconstructed''':
** Emperor Evulz brutally reminds him of the status quo whenever Drake decides to plot against him.
** Evulz kills Drake, and replaces him with a loyal new dragon.
** Drake is killed, and Evulz replaces him with a more cautious and GenreSavvy new dragon.


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%% Optional items, added after Conversed, at your discretion:
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%%* '''Implied''': ???
%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
%%* '''Played For Laughs''': ???
%%* '''Played For Drama''': ???
8th Aug '12 1:42:23 PM randomtroper89
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* ''DoubleSubverted:'' Ah, but General ''Wolfenstein'', on the other hand, he is the real deal.

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* ''DoubleSubverted:'' '''DoubleSubverted:''' Ah, but General ''Wolfenstein'', on the other hand, he is the real deal.
8th Aug '12 1:41:34 PM randomtroper89
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** Emperor Evulz and General Drake are friends, and Drake doesn't mind doing the fighting. Or, Drake is a mercenary hired just for that purpose. Or, Drake believes in Evulz' cause, and volunteers for the job. Or, Evulz is too busy running TheEmpire and has to delegate these things. Etc, etc. This is an easy one to justify, folks.

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** Emperor Evulz and General Drake are friends, and Drake doesn't mind doing the fighting. Or, Drake
**Drake
is a mercenary hired just for that purpose. Or, purpose.
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Drake believes in Evulz' cause, and volunteers for the job. Or, job.
**
Evulz is too busy running TheEmpire and has to delegate these things. Etc, etc. This is an easy one to justify, folks.things.



** DoubleSubverted: Ah, but General ''Wolfenstein'', on the other hand, he is the real deal.

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** DoubleSubverted: * ''DoubleSubverted:'' Ah, but General ''Wolfenstein'', on the other hand, he is the real deal.



* '''Averted''': General Drake appears to fight the hero, but he [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere gets out of town when the heroes face him]].
** Evulz has no dragon. He either has a bunch of faceless {{Mooks}}, none of whom stand out, or he is a one-man war machine all on his own.

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* '''Averted''': General Drake appears to fight the hero, but he [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere gets out of town when the heroes face him]].
**
Evulz has no dragon. He either has a bunch of faceless {{Mooks}}, none of whom stand out, or he is a one-man war machine all on his own.
19th Jul '12 11:14:13 AM masamune1
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* '''Exaggerated''': DragonInChief. Evulz has no control over his minion, who is all but running the show through sheer force of {{Badass}}ness. Drake is the one TheHero needs to defeat.

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* '''Exaggerated''': DragonInChief. Evulz has almost no control over his minion, who is all but running the show through sheer force of {{Badass}}ness. Drake is the one TheHero needs to defeat.



** Or Emperor Evulz and General Drake are friends, and Drake doesn't mind doing the fighting. Or Drake is a mercenary hired just for that purpose. Or Drake believes in Evulz' cause, and volunteers for the job. Or Evulz is too busy running TheEmpire and has to delegate these things. Etc, etc. This is an easy one to justify, folks.

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** Or Emperor Evulz and General Drake are friends, and Drake doesn't mind doing the fighting. Or Or, Drake is a mercenary hired just for that purpose. Or Or, Drake believes in Evulz' cause, and volunteers for the job. Or Or, Evulz is too busy running TheEmpire and has to delegate these things. Etc, etc. This is an easy one to justify, folks.


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** Drake is not the Dragon; he and Evulz are in a BigBadDuumvirate. He only ''appeared'' to be his underling.
** Drake is not the dragon; he is ''the boss'', or otherwise the actual villain. But Evulz isn't his dragon either, just a harmless flunky, or even an innocent good guy all along. Drake has been using his name as an excuse to do evil.
19th Jul '12 11:08:12 AM masamune1
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** General Drake doesn't exist. He is just a propaganda creation used by Evulz as an image of terror.

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** General Drake doesn't exist. exist, or has been dead for some time. He is just a propaganda creation device used by Evulz as an image of terror.
19th Jul '12 11:03:57 AM masamune1
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* '''Exaggerated''': DragonInChief
* '''Justified''': Emperor Evulz has terminal cancer, and General Drake was simply the most capable candidate to carry out his will.
** Or Emperor Evulz and General Drake are friends, and Drake doesn't mind doing the fighting. Or Drake is a mercenary hired just for that purpose. Or Drake believes in Evulz' cause, and volunteers for the job. Etc, etc. This is an easy one to justify, folks.

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* '''Exaggerated''': DragonInChief
DragonInChief. Evulz has no control over his minion, who is all but running the show through sheer force of {{Badass}}ness. Drake is the one TheHero needs to defeat.
* '''Justified''': TheHeavy. Emperor Evulz has terminal cancer, and General Drake was simply the most capable candidate to carry out his will.
** Or Emperor Evulz and General Drake are friends, and Drake doesn't mind doing the fighting. Or Drake is a mercenary hired just for that purpose. Or Drake believes in Evulz' cause, and volunteers for the job. Or Evulz is too busy running TheEmpire and has to delegate these things. Etc, etc. This is an easy one to justify, folks.



* '''Subverted''': General Drake is hyped up to be on par with Evulz himself, but he's [[CurbStompBattle trounced unceremoniously]] by [[TheChick Chica]] of the FiveManBand.
* '''Double Subverted''': General Drake was faking his defeat, and he promptly sends Chica within an inch [[StuffedIntoTheFridge of the nearest icebox]].

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* '''Subverted''': General Drake is hyped up a member of LaResistance and trying to be on par with Evulz himself, but he's [[CurbStompBattle trounced unceremoniously]] by [[TheChick Chica]] of help the FiveManBand.
* '''Double Subverted''':
heroes overthrow Evulz.
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General Drake was faking doesn't exist. He is just a propaganda creation used by Evulz as an image of terror.
** General Drake is a LegacyCharacter- he is killed frequently, and Evulz promotes some random {{Mook}} to take
his defeat, name and he promptly sends Chica within an inch [[StuffedIntoTheFridge of his place each time.
** DoubleSubverted: Ah, but General ''Wolfenstein'', on
the nearest icebox]].other hand, he is the real deal.



** General Drake knows that he is working for a sick, twisted, despicable madman and thinks TheEmpire would be better off without him, or just desires to leave his employ.
** General Drake is the top enforcer of his master and the guy who is constantly fighting the heroes, taking charge of wars and being the face of terror in TheEmpire- unsurprisingly, he is killed early on doing such dangerous work.



* '''Zig Zagged''': ???

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** Drake is killed, and Evulz replaces him with a more cautious and GenreSavvy new dragon.
* '''Zig Zagged''': ???General Drake may or may not be TheDragon. He could be TheManBehindTheMan, or a member of LaResistance, but its ambiguous and the story goes back and forth on this.


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** Evulz has no dragon. He either has a bunch of faceless {{Mooks}}, none of whom stand out, or he is a one-man war machine all on his own.


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** Evulz considers hiring a dragon, but decides against it.
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