->''"Luke, you can destroy the Emperor. He has foreseen this. It is your destiny. Join me, and together [[WeCanRuleTogether we can rule the galaxy as father and son!]]"''
-->-- '''Darth Vader''', ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack''

The BigBad has an assistant or sidekick to whom they spend a lot of time bragging to about just how clever they are. Near the end, their assistant double crosses them spectacularly while their back is turned. Essentially, this is DeceptiveDisciple, except that the Bastard Understudy is apprenticed to an EvilMentor.

In many cases the Bastard Understudy appears to have been groomed as a successor of sorts. While the BigBad hates the idea of defeat, they know they are not going to live forever, and the Bastard Understudy offers a continuation of their legacy. A sublime game of XanatosSpeedChess keeps the Bastard Understudy just out of reach of the power... until the last play.

TheStarscream is a visible rival who lacks the Bastard Understudy's loyalty and patience. TheDogBitesBack is when the betrayal is not premeditated. May be a form of ThanatosGambit. See MagnificentBastard, ManipulativeBastard, VillainTakesAnInterest, and TheChessmaster for characters who are likely to have one of these around. May overlap with DragonWithAnAgenda. Definitely overlaps with RuleOfTwo.

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* ''CodeGeass'': This is the ''modus operandi'' of the BigBad SocialDarwinist Emperor. By raising a family of Bastard Understudies and then encouraging them to plot and scheme against each other- and himself- over the throne, the Emperor hopes to produce a strong leader for Britannia. If [[MagnificentBastard Lelouch]] is anything to go by, his methods are quite effective.
** [[spoiler: And the trope itself plays out with Schneizel and Charles. Scheizel prepares to assume command of Britannia and leaves Charles on his own. However, Lelouch killing Charles forces Schneizel to go into hiding.]]
* [[spoiler: "[[FanNickname Fucking]] Ribbons" Almark]] in ''{{Gundam 00}}''. He appears to be a harmless toady of the apparent BigBad [[spoiler:Alejandro Corner]], only to reveal himself as the key villain [[spoiler:while Celestial Being kills Corner at the end of Season 1]].
--> '''[[spoiler:Alejandro Corner]]''': [[spoiler:[[FamousLastWords RIBBONS!]]]]
* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' [[EnigmaticMinion Kabuto]] and [[RivalTurnedEvil Sasuke]] represent the two different types of this: the latter learns all he can from Orochimaru and then "kills" him, while the former, after witnessing Orochimaru's death, has become obsessed with carrying on and perfecting his legacy. To be fair to Sasuke, in this particular case he acted out of principle- he might have planned on dumping Oro from early on, but he only ''killed'' him because he saw Orochimaru as an evil, [[ForTheEvulz sadistic]] [[TheSociopath psychopath]] who had [[MotiveDecay abandoned whatever higher purposes he once pursued]], every bit as bad as the mass murdering brother he was training to kill. Which is exactly right, despite the irony that Sasuke himself has currently begun turning into exactly that type of person.
* [[spoiler: Katsumata]] in ''TwentiethCenturyBoys'', who takes advantage of [[spoiler:Fukubei/Friend's]] ThanatosGambit plan to kill him for real and take his place on the viewing platform.
* MarOmega: Atoms betrays Unwetter by erasing him from the Anti-Bobo, and then declares that there is no god so he has to become one.

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* Inverted in ''TheMetabarons'', where the heroes have this as a tradition.
* In TheDCU, during ''Rogues Revenge'', Zoom freed Inertia to train him into torturing superheroes on the grounds that it would make them better heroes. At the end of the series, Inertia murders the [[InfantImmortality Weather Wizard's child]] and calls himself ''Kid Zoom''. Zoom objects because that would not improve them. Inertia says he just wants to hurt them and reverts Zoom back to the cripple without superspeed. (The Rogues then kill him.)
* {{Inverted}} in ''Necrophim'' - everybody thinks Uriel is trying to usurp the throne of {{Hell}}, but he just wants to loyally serve [[{{Satan}} Lucifer]].
* DoctorDoom was supposedly one of these in the MarkMillar run on ComicBook/FantasticFour.
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* Used in ''Film/HighSchoolMusical 3''. [[AlphaBitch Sharpay]] gets an assistant who becomes her understudy in the play. Near the end she tries to take advantage of one of Sharpay's failed plans:
-->'''Sharpay Evans''': But... you were so loyal. And sweet.
-->'''Tiara Gold''': That's called acting. You should try it sometime.
* From ''Film/TheChroniclesOfRiddick'', Vaako is the Lord Marshal's second-in-command, but thanks in part to his [[LadyMacbeth wife's promptings]], [[spoiler:takes his opportunity to betray him in his final fight with Riddick, for the good of the Necromonger faith.]]
* ''Film/RepoTheGeneticOpera'' subverts this with the Largo siblings--Rotti would ''like'' them to be ruthless, manipulative, and cunning enough to take over his empire, but they just don't cut it. Later [[spoiler:Amber, against all expectations, convinces her brothers to back her as she takes control of Gene Co, but only because the chosen heir, [[IllGirl Shilo]], turned it down. Shilo would have had to kill her father to inherit the position, but she refused to.]]
* ''Film/TheMechanic''. Charles Bronson plays [[ProfessionalKiller the assassin for the mob]], who grooms Jan-Michael Vincent's character (Steve [=McKenna=], son of a dead mob boss) as his backup. Eventually, Steve decides he'd rather take over the main job. It doesn't end well.
* Jigsaw from the ''Film/{{Saw}}'' movies has passed on the secrets of his lethal Games to at least two such Understudies, [[spoiler: Amanda and Detective Hoffman]]. Subverted in that neither of Jigsaw's apprentices actually share his make-your-choice philosophy: The first can't stand to leave any survivors to cope with their trauma after her Games, while the second just likes torturing people. And then, in the last twist of the series, [[spoiler: Jigsaw is shown to have had a third apprentice, Dr. Gordon, who was loyal to his philosophy and is carrying it out "properly".]]
* In ''Film/HellraiserBloodline'', Jacques and his mentor the Duc de l'Isle are satanists who dabble in the dark arts by summoning demons. They summon one in the form of a Demon Princess, but Jacques quickly murders the Duc to be with her.
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* In the ''{{Dune}}'' books, Feyd-Rautha Harkonen serves as the Bastard Understudy to Baron Harkonen. Feyd-Rautha actually launches at least one assassination-attempt against his uncle, but fails primarily due to bad luck. Notable in that he never really gets around to usurping the throne - the Baron dies by the Gom Jabbar before he gets the chance.
** And Feyd dies in a duel against Paul soon after anyway.
** Feyd is punished by the Baron as a result of the attempt on his life. Not for trying to kill him, but for FAILING.
* In ''Literature/{{Stardust}}'', the seven princes of Stormhold are ''always'' killing each other to strengthen their claim on the crown. Septimus is clearly the champion at this, and the reigning MagnificentBastard of the book/film. So it should come as no surprise that Tertius, his much older brother, makes an attempt on his life. And fails, miserably. While Primus, the oldest and wisest, spends most of his time avoiding Septimus.
** This apparently the expected method of gaining the throne - the old king is quite disappointed he still has more than one surviving son on his death.
* ''LAConfidential'': Bud White becomes an enforcer for [[spoiler: MagnificentBastard Dudley Smith]], learns a few tricks on the way then turns on his mentor.
* ''Literature/{{Lensman}}''. Among Boskone (and their controllers, e.g. the Eddorians) it is regarded as quite acceptable, even praiseworthy, for an underling to scheme to supplant their superior -- the idea being that if he's successful the superior is no longer fit (e.g. not cunning and ruthless enough) to hold their position anyway.
* In C. S. Goto's TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} BloodRavens trilogy ''Dawn of War'', Ahriman reflects on Magnus outdid the "False Emperor" and how he outdid Magnus -- and how he keeps his own Prodigal Sons down, so no one would supplant him. (For instance, there is no [[SpellBook Book of Ahriman]], as there as a Book of Magnus, because he stole it.)
* In ''TheVoyageOfTheJerleShannara'' [[WickedWitch The Ilse Witch]] is BastardUnderstudy to her former EvilMentor, and current [[BigBadDuumvirate partner in crime]] [[EvilSorcerer The Morgawr]]. They're both ''very'' aware of it, and it defines their interactions with one another, the Witch always seeking to gain more authority in their relationship, while The Morgawr asserts every last ounce of control that he can over her due to his senior position. Interestingly, she never manages to replace him instead [[spoiler:pulling a HeelFaceTurn]]. Then again, [[JerkassWoobie she]] was never even remotely as evil as him.
* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'': Sansa Stark's time with Petyr Baelish has her taking on this role. After being rescued from Cersei Lannister and whisked away from King's Landing, she spends the next few months at the Eyrie, posing as Littlefinger's illegitimate daughter. She spends half her time entertaining Littlefinger's guests and agents, along with babysitting seven-year-old Robert Arryn, whose status as Lord of the Eyrie gives Baelish, as his stepfather, titular rule of the region. The other half, she spends learning from Littlefinger in what could only be described as [[MagnificentBastard Magnificent Bastardry 101]], as he walks her through his plans to not only take over the Eyrie and the Riverlands (which were given to him by Cersei earlier), but to reclaim the North in Sansa's name (as with all her brothers dead or missing, she is the heir of the Stark family) through a complicated arranged marriage, which would give him direct or indirect control of about 60% of Westeros' landmass. She might have problems with some of the [[IDidWhatIHadToDo messier]] aspects of the plan, but considering where [[BrokenBird she was before]], she's coming along nicely. This is the only time we've ever seen Littlefinger confide his schemes in anyone else, it seems to have a lot to do with his [[ReplacementGoldfish transferred unrequited love for her late mother]], and it's almost certainly going to be [[TragicMistake his eventual undoing]].
** Another prime example is Margaery Tyrell, with a twist. She's been groomed into following her [[MagnificentBastard Gran's]] ''fine'' example for quite some time, now, and appears to be no slouch, as a result. But, she ''is'' still mainly following Olenna's plans even if she has the ability to adjust or elaborate on them, so may not, quite, be a fully graduated [[MagnificentBastard Magnificent Bitch]] ''just'' yet. Give her time, though... At the very least, she seems to be House Tyrell's new stealth weapon deliberately aimed at ''other'' manipulators and powerplayers like Cersei and the current Council in Kingslanding, so may never go after her grandmother at all.
* Duke Vessegno to Astfgl, the {{Satan}}-figure in ''Discworld/{{Eric}}''. When Rincewind sees them together his first thought, referencing Astfgl's similarity to a {{Panto}} Demon King, is "Look out, he's behind you."
* This is the whole point of the Sith [[RuleOfTwo Rule of Two]] in the ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse''. To maintain the Sith organization, a Sith Lord intentionally takes on a BastardUnderstudy apprentice in order to supplant and overthrow him when he becomes too old and/or weak. This is to prevent the Sith from destroying themselves, as a group of many Sith Lords would always succumb to infighting with each member vying to rule all.
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* Believe it or not, BigBad Astronema from ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace'' fits this. The PsychoRangers were designed more to drain energy from Dark Specter than to destroy the rangers themselves, thus letting Astronema take over as Queen of Evil. Several scenes from this mini-arc consist of Dark Specter imploring loyal Astronema to find the traitor draining his power, never realizing that she's looking him right in the eyes and lying to his face.... And all of this was '''after''' he went to the trouble of luring her back to his headquarters and using cybernetic implants to brainwash away her HeelFaceTurn!
** Apparently taking away her ability to feel positive emotions didn't make her more reliable. Go figure.
* At first, almost completely averted, then played straight with a twist in ''AmericanGothic'': Sergeant Ben Healy is certainly not being groomed to be Sheriff Buck's replacement--instead he lives constantly on the edge as his conscience (in the form of Merlyn) is at war with his cowardice and his loyalty to Buck, whose only {{plan}} consists of constantly balancing the two sides of Ben [[{{Blackmail}} so that the cop won't reveal what he knows about Merlyn's death]]. Meanwhile, Buck actually ''is'' grooming a successor...his son, Caleb, who does indeed turn on him in the end.
* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' story, ''The Caves of Androzani'', the CorruptCorporateExecutive's secretary deposes her boss, taking over his businesses.
** And exactly the same thing happens in "Dalek".
* Richard Smith-Jones to [[PunnyName Holly Day]] in ''SlingsAndArrows''. Although he didn't so much usurp her as [[spoiler:tell her to piss off, after his HeelFaceTurn. It didn't stick]].
* Actor Masato Uchiyama has played two such characters in the ''Franchise/KamenRider'' franchise: Yoshio Kobayashi[=/=]the Rabbit Orphnoch in ''[[Series/KamenRiderFaiz Faiz]]'' and Shun Kageyama[=/=]Kamen Rider Punch Hopper in ''[[Series/KamenRiderKabuto Kabuto]]''.
* Jamie from Series/TheThickOfIt acts as this to Malcolm Tucker. He’s Malcolm’s unofficial second-in-command and his ViolentGlaswegian tendencies come in useful whenever Malcolm needs help bullying government ministers, but in the Christmas specials Jamie makes his [[TheStarscream own play for power]] when he goes behind Malcolm’s back to get his own candidate in the leadership challenge put into power.
-->"Right, I'm off to deal with the fate of the planet. Be gentle with them."\\
"Oh, you know me, Malc, Kid gloves -- but [[MadeFromRealGirlScouts made from real kids]]."
** However, this just reveals that Malcolm has chosen his BastardUnderstudy carefully; while Jamie is useful to Malcolm and certainly is not unintelligent or incompetent, compared to the MagnificentBastard Malcolm Jamie is basically a bit of a shouty, violent bully whose HairTriggerTemper and resulting lack of charm means he lacks the ability to truly be a threat. Accordingly, Malcolm is largely unconcerned by Jamie’s manoeuvre because he knows it will ultimately fail, as it does.
* In season 2 of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', Spike is stuck pretending to be a loyal mercenary to [[TheChosenOne the prophesised leader of vampiredom]] until, after all of ''one episode'' he gets bored and burns the kid into ash.
** Then has to spend the second half of the season playing the role again to Angelus (this time while waiting to heal and then pretending to still be crippled until he found his moment to strike).
* ''{{Smallville}}'': In Season 10's "Luthor" Clark visits an AlternateUniverse in which [[TheDragon he]], [[BastardBastard Tess]], and [[TheUnfavourite Lex]] all played this role to [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Lionel Luthor]]. [[SocialDarwinist Lionel]] plays the three of them against each other, hoping that the constant competition, and his belittlement of them will eventually drive one of them to kill him, ensuring that he and [=LuthorCorp=] (which is very close to being TheEmpire in this world) will have a worthy heir. None of them can quite pull it off though. Following his escape into Earth-1, the search for a new Understudy becomes a defining part of Earth-2 Lionel's character, and he makes repeated attempts to draft Lex's clone, Alexander, into fulfilling this role. That having [[spoiler: failed, he may be cutting a deal with {{Darkseid}} in order to get the original Lex back]].
** In the real world [[ManipulativeBastard Lex]] and [[MagnificentBastard Lionel's]] relationship had aspects of this, though that part of their relationship was more or less abandoned after Season 3 and Lionel's fall from the position of BigBad.
* ''Series/TheShadowLine'' is full of them. [[spoiler:Ratallack to Bob Harris, Jay Wratten to his uncle Harvey (and later Joseph Bede) and Patterson to Commander Khokar -- all of whom eventually supplant their superiors and join Gatehouse in his new Counterpoint. Gatehouse himself is implied to have been working to undermine the Counterpoint leaders even before they tried to kill him.]]
* In C-drama ''The Holy Pearl'', a loose adaptation of {{Inuyasha}}, [[TheDragon Hu]] [[LadyOfBlackMagic Ji]] (Kagura-Expy) is this to Naraku/Ghost King. She resents being subordinate to him and spends a considerable part of the series trying to arrange his demise. [[TheDogBitesBack And eventually almost succeeds.]]
* This is D'Angelo's role in the Barksdale Organization in Season 1 of ''Series/TheWire''. He's being groomed and taught to someday be the man of the family and inherit the business from his drug kingpin uncle, Avon. Secretly, however, D'Angelo has grown extremely jaded about both the drug trade and his family planning out his whole life for him, and is practically dying to go all DefectorFromDecadence.
* On ''Series/{{Justified}}'' Bo Crowder was grooming his eldest son Bowman to be his right hand man and heir but while Bo was in prison, Bowman's wife had enough of [[SpousalAbuse the beatings he gave her]] and shot him dead. Bo then tries to recruit his second son Boyd to be TheDragon of his criminal empire but Boyd is going through a HeelFaithTurn and rejects Bo. Bo finally turns to his nephew Johny who accepts the position but is secretly quite resentful of the 'third choice' part. Soon enough Johny is conspiring with Boyd to take Bo down but Bo is onto him and Johny ends up crippled for life. When Bo dies and Boyd takes over Bo's operations, Johnny becomes Boyd's second in command and this time hides his resentment better. However, when Johnny does make another grab for power, he is outmaneuvered by Boyd and has to go into hiding.
* A flashback reveals that ''OnceUponATimeInWonderland"'s BigBad Jafar 's MagicStaff is actually his old mentor who he forcibly transformed to retain access to her power.
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* Tasha Simone complained that this was a common problem in professional wrestling. [[ComicallyMissingThePoint She then offered to take Mschif under her wing, to her bring out her full potential]]. Wrestling/MsChif [[DidntThinkThisThrough came to PGWA to avenge her own student by kicking Simone's ass]]. Not hard to see how Tasha ended up with so many bastard understudies.
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* In ''The Lion In Winter'', Henry II deliberately encourages conflict amongst his sons to toughen them up for their role as leaders. He specifically grooms his inept youngest son, John, to take over as his successor (and has a HeroicBSOD when he discovers the boy scheming to usurp him with one of his other sons and the King of France.)
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* ''X-Men Legends II: Rise of the Apocalypse'' casts Mr. Sinister in this role to that game's BigBad, Apocalypse. With [[TheStarscream predictable results.]]
* Samir Duran is Kerrigans understudy in ''StarCraft''. Not quite as magnificent as Kerrigan, but close.
** Or so he seems...
* ''AdvanceWars 2: Black Hole Rising'' [[spoiler:Hawke ends up killing Sturm at the end of Campaign.]]
* Oh dear. [[spoiler: Vanitas]] to [[spoiler: Master Xehanort]] in ''KingdomHearts'': Birth By Sleep.
** Ansem's betrayal by [[spoiler: Xehanort and the original persons of Xigbar, Xaldin, Vexen, Lexaeus, and Zexion]]
*** Doubly so in the case of [[spoiler:Braig[=/=]Xigbar]]. Out of all [[spoiler:the Apprentices, he and Xehanort]] were the only ones who were bad people ''before'' they succumbed to darkness.
** Also, [[spoiler: Riku]] to [[spoiler: Maleficent]] to a certain degree.
* Fawful shows shades of this in his final scenes in ''[[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga]]''. Sure enough, by the time of ''[[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory Bowser's Inside Story]]'', he's a full-blown DragonAscendant.
* The ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' series is fond of this trope. [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI Kefka]] and [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX Kuja]] both betrayed the evil masters who originally gave them their powers to become the game's true BigBad.

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* Happens a few times in ''SurvivorFanCharacters'': in Season 3, [[TheBigBad Baxter]] took [[TheChick Hope]] under his wing and taught her the joy of [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder backstabbing her closest friends]]; in Season 5, Jessica taught Marius the ropes of Survivor, and after the merge, he [[TheStarscream organised her blindside]], and eventually won the game; also happened in Season 6 with [[TheChessmaster Vinnie]] and Sin, but this didn't go as far as the previous examples.

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* In ''Roleplay/TheGamersAlliance'', [[WellIntentionedExtremist Jemuel]] is groomed by [[MadScientist Dante Albrigant]] to become a powerful sorcerer and help him usurp power in the clergy, but he ends up backstabbing Dante in the darkest hour.
* The PFY from the ''BastardOperatorFromHell'' saga - though the titular Bastard has ''[[KlingonPromotion raised him to do this]]'', and ''always'' gets his revenge for each and every betrayal. Ah, kids these days...

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* [[TheStarscream Starscream]] in ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' wishes he could get away with this and tries many times to no avail, as he is not the BastardUnderstudy but the TropeNamer for TheStarscream. He ''almost'' gets away with becoming this trope in WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime when Megatron seemingly died.. unfortunately for Starscream, he turned out to merely be in a coma.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' episode "Possession", Blackarachnia betrays Megatron for Starscream (yeah, that [[TheStarscream Starscream]]), convinces him to take her under his wing, and then double-crosses him for Megatron at the end of the episode. Starscream can't catch a break.
** She was also a BastardUnderstudy to Tarantulas.
*** The Galaxy Force AKA Cybertron version of Starscream IS this however. And he succeeded in double-crossing Megatron until the writers brought him back.
* Snively in ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM''. Inverted somewhat since while Robotnik is perfectly convinced he is under his thumb, he does not view Snively with much high regard outside a [[SycophanticServant toady]] and a punching bag. Snively merely picked an opportune time Robotnik had (supposedly) desposed of himself (with WordOfGod stating his rule would not have lasted long before the new BigBad entered the fray). This is played with in the [[ArchiesSonicTheHedgehog Archie comics]] where Snively has made numerous short lived attempts to overthrow Robotnik, to the point the latter just considers it a fun little game of "roulette".
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'': [[EvilTwin Thailog]] ''was'' this to [[MagnificentBastard Xanatos]], but by the time he makes his first onscreen appearance, he's already decided that he's learned all he can and is ready to strike out on his own as a villain in his own right. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome He does nearly kill Xanatos, Goliath, Elisa, and Sevarius as a parting gift]].
* [[MagnificentBastard Princess Azula]] from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' seems to have been this to [[BigBad her father]], but ultimately with a couple of twists- first, that she's already smarter than he is ([[TheChessmaster or at least more willing to use smarts instead of force]]) by her first appearance, and second in that the finale proves her to be [[DaddysLittleVillain genuinely loyal to him]]. Thus many [[FanWank Fan Theories]] of her being TheStarscream[=/=] DragonAscendant were {{Jossed}}.
* Slade of ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' actually ''wants'' one of these (yes, including the betrayal part, as his dialogue with Robin makes clear when he complements him on threatening him- it'd keep him sharp if nothing else). So far, however, he's had phenomenally bad luck in ''keeping'' one, and lampshades this at one point.
** Brother Blood, who ran a school for apprentice supervillains, [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] his own failure with this trope, when both his newest student and his star-pupil turn out to be undercover good guys rather than neophyte Bastard Understudies:
--> '''Blood''': Was anyone at my school ''actually there to learn?''
* On ''JimmyTwoShoes'', every member of the Heinous family is this, being groomed to overthrow and [[HumanPopsicle freeze]] [[SelfMadeOrphan their fathers]]. In one episode, ''Beezy'' temporarly becomes this thanks to ScrewLearningIHavePhlebotinum.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'', the [[TheStarscream newest Starscream]] blurs the line between this and being, well, [[TropeNamer himself]].
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/EvilConCarne'' has General Skarr with a robot version of himself, who helps him usurp command from Hector. But by the end of the episode, the robot Skarr takes his advice of "Stabbing in the back and twist! Twist! TWIIIIST!" to heart, and manages to take command from ''him'' with a robot army. Skarr is very proud and happy of this... and then he's blasted by all the robots.

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