The Deceptive Disciple gives the impression he is faithfully and respectfully following the teacher of whatever ''Way'' is being taught, but in reality he has his own agenda and will end up betraying both the teacher and the ''Way.'' The "Way" can be anything -- magic, religion, martial arts, business methods, governmental policy, or any combination of these things.

Compare BastardUnderstudy, APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil (the pupil actually was good before), and TheParagonAlwaysRebels. Compare and contrast the RuleOfTwo. A MerlinAndNimue pairing is likely to have this character.
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* Sasuke from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' after the TimeSkip. In his case, he's simply after power and, after being apprenticed to {{Orochi}}maru, [[spoiler: kills him when he feels he's learned all he can]]. Whether he does it out of sheer contempt or to avoid his DealWithTheDevil is left as an exercise for the reader.
** He suggests that he would give his body to Orochimaru if it would help get revenge on Itachi, but after realizing that he's become stronger than Orochimaru, decides not to go through with it, so it's a mixture of both.
** Also, Orochimaru is a monster (arguably the biggest in the series), so regardless of Sasuke's reasons AssholeVictim is in full effect here, and it would actually be more selfish to ''let'' Orochimaru take his body given that Oro intended to use Sasuke's power to wreck unspeakable evil on the land and if Sasuke let him pull a GrandTheftMe it would be purely for the sake of Sasuke's own revenge in spite of all that (and simply running would only mean that Orochimaru would just find some other poor schmuck to possess). A case where being a DeceptiveDisciple is more justified than being a disciple in the first place.
* Inverted in ''FistOfTheNorthStar'': Souther's master tricked him into killing him, since ThereCanBeOnlyOne master of Nanto Ho'Oh Ken at any time. Souther, who was actually very fond of his master, promptly goes insane with grief and becomes bent on building his master a tribute...in the form of an insanely large pyramid that is built with children as slave labor. He also forces a blind guy to set the capstone, [[InnocentBystanders or else.]]
* [[spoiler: Ribbons Almark]] from {{Gundam 00}}.
** As with many of his traits, [[spoiler::Ribbons takes his cue from Paptimus Scirocco of ZetaGundam.]]
* Subverted in SaintSeiya. Ikki ''did'' respect his master, Guilty, despite the horrible TrainingFromHell that the other put him through with full intention of having Ikki killing him no matter what the boy thought or felt. [[spoiler: Ikki kept rejecting the mere idea of killing Guilty until he killed his own daughter/servant girl Esmeralda, one of Ikki's {{Morality Pet}}s (the other being his brother Shun), making poor Ikki completely '''snap''' and punch ''through'' his body. And Guilty was ''happy'' about it, since that meant Ikki had eliminated his own humanity to become the Phoenix Saint... Or so he thought.]]
** Played straight with Ohko and Libra Dohko, though Ohko was more of a JerkAss than anything.
** And again subverted with [[spoiler: Volker and his adoptive son Mime, as the whole "abuse your son/disciple and tell him that you killed his real parents so he snaps and kills you" was actually a ThanatosGambit mixed with JerkAssFacade and RedemptionEqualsDeath.]]
* Hyunkel in DaiNoDaibouken is evil but becomes Aban's disciple to avenge his father. [[spoiler: It turns out that Aban didn't kill his father and he joins the forces of good after Dai defeats him.]]
* Rando of ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' apprenticed himself to a notable psychic, learned his master's techniques, then murdered his master and used the techniques to go on a killing spree. Ninety nine times. [[LuckyBastard Yusuke]] defeated him as he attempted to make Genkai Master Number One Hundred.
* Hiruma Gohei in the anime version of ''Manga/RurouniKenshin''.
* [[LightIsNotGood Light]] [[VillainProtagonist Yagami]] of ''Manga/DeathNote'' is this to [[SympatheticInspectorAntagonist L]] during the Yotsuba arc, particularly emphasized in the religious symbolism of the series, which casts L as Christ and Light as Judas. Of course, their relationship [[AmbiguousSituation is hardly]] [[TheMasochismTango that simple]] [[MindGameShip to the fans]].
* [[spoiler:Zoro]] from ''Manga/OnePiece'' is a heroic version of this. He begs Mihawk Dracule, the "Hawk Eye", to teach him so he can surpass him someday. Amused by his reasons and impressed by [[spoiler:Zoro]] discarding his pride, Mihawk excepts him as his disciple.
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* Baron Mordo from the MarvelUniverse attempted to kill his teacher, the Ancient One, and ended up as the main nemesis of the Ancient One's star pupil -- Comicbook/DoctorStrange. There's overlap with APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil, but the FaceHeelTurn (if there was one) happened long before Strange entered the picture.
** It should be mentioned that the Ancient One even knew of Mordo's planned betrayal. It ended up being a SecretTestOfCharacter for Strange since he was still a JerkAss at this time who had no magic skill, yet was planning to defy Mordo in the face of certain death.
* In ''TheTick'' comics, Shing was once leader of all ninja operations in America before he was ousted by a student with less skill but more business sense. Shing recruited and trained a young woman named Oedipus to return the ninja to their former glory, in a parody of ''Daredevil'''s Stick/Elektra storyline.
* ''Tron : Betrayal'' (a prequel comic to Film/TronLegacy) indicates that while Flynn ''thought'' Clu was APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil, the truth was closer to Clu being a bastard all along. This is clearest when it's shown that he [[spoiler: has system guards loyal to him plant bombs in the City to kill Programs and frame the Isos]] and changes the Games into lethal contests. Flynn had been too overwhelmed with analog-world responsibilites to notice until it was much too late.
* Luke Skywalker tried this in ''DarkEmpire'', in which he joins the Sith as the Reborn Emperor's new pupil, with the intent of bringing them down from the inside. On a technical level it worked, but there are strong hints that he was BecomingTheMask; he only turned back the first time because his love for his sister outweighed paranoia and lust for power.
** Quinlan Vos tries to buddy up to Count Dooku with the intent on finding and killing his Sith partner in ''Republic''. He doesn't succeed, but does turn on Dooku and helps defeat several other ex-Jedi he'd also recruited.

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* Elle Driver/California Mountain Snake from ''Film/KillBill'' eventually assassinates her old master, Pai Mei, and ends up facing his star pupil, The Bride/Beatrix Kiddo. Meanwhile, Beatrix herself is on a mission to kill her other former master, Bill, though the Bride's mission is more about [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge vengeance]] than anything else.
* In the 2005 CGI film ''WesternAnimation/{{Robots}}'', Ratchet (Greg Kinnear) has sidelined and usurped the power of robot patriarch Bigweld (Mel Brooks).
* Trumpy (Terrence Howard) in the Outkast musical film, ''Idlewild''. He [[spoiler:kills both Sunshine Ace and Spats because he felt Spats was going to throw it all away on Ace.]]
* Inverted in ''Film/BatmanBegins''. [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bruce Wayne]] is the Deceptive Disciple, but the League of Shadows are evil KnightTemplar murderers. (This is debatable as Bruce initially joined the League with the intention to legitimately lead them in fighting corruption. It was not until he was asked to kill a criminal or himself be killed that he betrays the League.)
* Subverted in a big way in the original ''Franchise/StarWars'' trilogy. Obi-Wan's [[FromACertainPointOfView choice of words]] regarding [[DisappearedDad Luke Skywalker's father]] led Luke to believe that Darth Vader, the main bad guy of the series, was one of these (by way of APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil), and that he betrayed and murdered his father Anakin Skywalker. [[ItWasHisSled But as those of us who know the saga know]], [[LukeIAmYourFather Anakin and Vader are one and the same]].
* Storm Shadow in ''Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra''. It's implied he turns on his master for feeling the foreign student, the kid who becomes Snake Eyes, is more talented than him.
** Even though the Rise of Cobra version implies this, it's unconclusive. However, the ''GIJoeResolute'' version of Storm Shadow definitely follows the trope.
* Tommy "The Machine" Gunn in ''Film/RockyV''. After practically begging to be coached by him, he leaves Rocky shortly when he gets the better offer from George Washington Duke.
* Prince Einon in ''Film/{{Dragonheart}}'', who only pretended to follow Bowen's code to learn how to fight, completely ignoring the knight's "Old Code". Though it was initially assumed that it was Draco giving him a piece of his heart that turned him bad, he reveals at the end that he was EvilAllAlong.

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* The Dark Elf Dalamar made a career out of betraying his master, Raistlin, in the ''{{Dragonlance}}'' series. Admittedly, Raistlin wasn't what you'd call benevolent, but still...
** Raistlin himself is an even better example. After having gained power and knowledge from the ghost of the undead evil archwizard Fistandantilus, Raistlin became the next Master of Past and Present. He then traveled into the past to usurp all of Fistandantilus powers by going back to a time when the man was still mortal and posing as one of Fistandantilus' own apprentices. When Fistandantilus tried to suck out Raistlin's lifeforce and take over the young man's body to extend his own life (as he used to do with his apprentices), Raistlin killed Fistandantilus instead and took his place in history; fittingly Raistlin used Fistandantilus' own talisman to suck out the evil mage's lifeforce and improve his (Raistlin's) own frail health. He then found out that he was karmically [[BlessedWithSuck locked into following Fistandantilus' path]] through history, until he [[RageAgainstTheHeavens finds a cosmic loophole]] that allows him to change the timeline.
* In Ben Jonson's ''Volpone'', Mosca pulls the rug out from under Volpone by using the old swindler's techniques against him, showing that taking the greedy impulse to its logical extreme means living for onesself and onesself only, to the exclusion of even each other.
* In ''[[{{Conqueror}} Wolf of the Plains]]'', as soon as Yesugei dies, Eeluk announces that he is the new khan and kicks Yesugei's family out of the clan to prevent them from stabbing him in the back, leaving them to die of hunger and exposure. Unfortunately for him, one of Yesugei's sons will grow up to become Genghis Khan. Oh, and ''this actually happened''.
* In ''TheWarlordChronicles'' [[spoiler:Nimue starts off as an extremely loyal follower of Merlin, including being his lover and not questioning him, even when he abandons her to chase after the Treasures of Britain. (And Nimue is raped, [[EyeScream loses an eye]], and goes [[HeroicBSOD insane for awhile]] during that time). However, when Merlin gets cold feet about using a specific HumanSacrifice for their cause, Nimue is furious at him and goes further than Merlin ever dreamed to try to make their cause come true, imprisoning and torturing Merlin along the way]].
* In the ForgottenRealms novel ''[[Literature/TheIcewindDaleTrilogy The Crystal Shard]]'', the incompetent wizard Akar Kessel murders his master, Morkai the Red, in order to usurp his position. The situation here is slightly more complicated than usual, as he is goaded into this by his master's colleagues, betrayed by them and left to die in the snow, and then finds an ArtifactOfDoom that makes him an aspiring EvilOverlord [[FromNobodyToNightmare almost overnight]].
* ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series BigBad Voldemort played the role of an upstanding and gifted student during his time at Hogwarts back when he still used the name Tom Riddle. All while recruiting like-minded students who would become the first Death Eaters, probing the secrets of the school, researching methods of achieving immortality, and engaging in acts of villainy such as killing Myrtle and framing Hagrid for it. The only staffmembers Tom didn't have completely fooled were Dumbledore, who saw enough of his true nature when he picked Tom up from the orphanage, and maybe Slughorn, who never saw Tom in quite the same light after he asked too many questions about [[SoulJar Horcruxes]].
* In the DaleBrown novel ''Act of War'', [[spoiler: Zakharov]] turns out to be this, pretending to believe in Ruiz's eco-terrorist goals until the time is right to take over and switch to full-blown terrorism. He's not TheStarscream because his treachery catches both Ruiz and readers by surprise, nor a BastardUnderstudy because Ruiz is something of a WideEyedIdealist who's more Well Intentioned than Extremist in WellIntentionedExtremist.
* The Creator/RudyardKipling poem "The Disciple" is about such people, and how often they pop up in religion.
-->"He that hath a Gospel / Whereby Heaven is won\\
([[UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}} Carpenter]], or [[UsefulNotes/{{Islam}} cameleer]], / Or [[UsefulNotes/{{Buddhism}} Maya's dreaming son]]),\\
Many swords shell pierce Him, / Mingling blood with gall;\\
But His Own Disciple / Shall wound Him worst of all!"
* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ConanTheBarbarian story "The Tower of the Elephant", Yara imprisoned and tortured his mentor who would teach him only WhiteMagic voluntarily.
* According to the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse, this is the only method of Career Advancement for the Sith in StarWars.
** Actually, this is the entire point of the Sith RuleOfTwo.
** A weirdly annoying subversion cropped up in ''Literature/LegacyOfTheForce''. After spending years showing how Jacen Solo's curiosity, training, and raw Force talent taught him all kinds of useful tricks that other Jedi couldn't do, the series has him seeing through the Force that doing one thing will result in him killing his uncle, his teacher--which he does ''not'' want to do. So he goes the other way...and turns dark anyhow. YouCantFightFate, apparently (though he didn't end up killing Luke).
*** Palpatine/Darth Sidious is an inversion, who instead deceives and abuses his disciples. The Expanded Universe reveals that Palpatine never intended to be replaced by an apprentice at all; rather, he concocted a complex scheme to achieve practical immortality through the use of [[DarkEmpire clone bodies]]. Taking on apprentices seems to be somewhat of an amusing diversion to him.
* In the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse, Luke Skywalker sets up a Jedi academy. One of his [[JediAcademyTrilogy first set of pupils]], Brakiss, intended to be this. He was an Imperial plant with a lot of baggage in his background. Luke ''knew about this'' and thought he could change him - and it looked like it was working, Brakiss was BecomingTheMask. Then, Luke put him through a mental test of himself that went too far and traumatized his pupil, who fled. In ''TheNewRebellion'', Brakiss largely unwillingly works for Kueller, APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil. Luke still thought he could be saved, and writing from Brakiss's POV suggest that he'd like that, but [[DoomedByCanon it's not to be]]. He dies in Literature/YoungJediKnights.
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* Turlough from ''Series/DoctorWho'' was not exactly an apprentice, but he was one of the Doctor's two or three companions. For much of his time on the TARDIS Turlough was working for the Black Guardian, although he eventually sided with the Doctor when his betrayal came to light, and was forgiven.
** Turlough is an interesting case, because he is recruited as an infiltrator under false pretenses, and struggles for a while with which side he's on. Eventually, [[spoiler: he receives the thing he desires most, which is the right to choose his allegiance for himself.]]
* One of the Immortals on ''Series/{{Highlander}}: The Series'' used this as a tactic- she'd impersonate a new Immortal, get someone to 'mentor' her, and use that as a chance to learn their weaknesses and/or new methods. Then, she'd behead them.
** In another episode [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld immortal]] [[BlessedWithSuck in a kid's body]] used his youthful looks to pull this off.
* ''Series/KamenRiderRyuki'': Kagawa Hideyuki has impressed on his student, Toujou Satoru, that a hero must be prepared to sacrifice things. Toujou takes the consequence of this and [[spoiler:sacrifices Kagawa]].
* In ''Series/StargateSG1'', Anubis pulled one of these on Oma Desala, pretending to be different from other Goa'uld so she would help him to ascend, and then revealing his true intentions once he got what he wanted. To Oma, this is MyGreatestFailure.
** In an unusual ''positive'' use of this trope, after being captured by the BigBad Adria during season ten, Daniel Jackson pretends to convert to her ideology, even allowing her to [[TouchedByVorlons turn him into a Prior]] (i.e. a sort of warrior missionary with [[MindOverMatter telekinetic abliities]]) so he can use the new abilities as part of his plan to destroy the enemy for good.
*** Of course when he gets his friends to find him, they assume that his transformation is some sort of FaceHeelTurn, or that he's been {{Brainwashed}}, but he convinces them just in time before he's due to turn back human. It's [[DoubleSubversion doubly subverted]] briefly in that when Adria finds them mid-mission, he acts the part again, much to the horror of his teammates... only to knock her out and finish going through with the plan once he's certain that the device they brought is preventing her from using ''her'' special powers.
* Tahleen in the ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' episode "Rhapsody In Blue", who approaches Zhaan, asking to be taught how to control her darker impulses; when Zhaan agrees, Tahleen quickly realises that she doesn't have the time to learn the technique through normal tuition, so she simply [[MindRape tears the information out of Zhaan's mind, driving her insane in the process.]]
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* BigBad Morganthe {{Wizard101}} used to be Ambrose's apprentice and her brother Malory was the king's right hand man. She and her brother had been trying to take over Avalon under his nose. Malory [[KlingonPromotion sabotaged the king's armor so the king mortally wounded in a duel]] but was discovered and killed afterward. [[spoiler: Morgathe took advantage of the confusion and used an ArtifactOfDoom to brainwash the king and turn him into a monster.]]
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* The viewpoint character from ThePolice's song "Wrapped Around Your Finger" is this, and promises to "turn your face to alabaster/when you find your servant is your master."
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* In ''Hero Quest'' (a board game that could be described as tabletop {{RPG}} lite and which the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' world was loosly based on) the BigBad is a EvilSorcerer and [[EvilOverlord Chaos Lord]] called Morkar who gained his powers by secretly reading up on all his master's forbidden advanced magic stuff before running away. At least he didn't kill his master at that time.

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* Xehanort/Xemnas/Ansem from the ''KingdomHearts'' series was the apprentice of Ansem the Wise, and continued Ansem the Wise's research into the "Heart of Worlds" after his master had realized the dangers implicit in it, and forbidden it. After banishing Ansem to the realm of nothingness, Xehanort took his master's name as his own, continued the research - and promptly ended up as a Heartless. His "Nobody", Xemnas, gets to confront Ansem the Wise towards the end of ''Kingdom Hearts II'', and at this point, he maintains that he was right in continuing the research.
** All of the founding members of Organization XIII were of this variety, following Xehanort, but Braig/Xigbar pulls this twice. Xehanort and the others were loyal until Ansem interfered with their research and for most of them it's implied that the research on Darkness itself caused these feelings, but Braig is shown in ''BirthBySleep'' to have been out to dethrone Ansem the Wise from the get go, long before Xehanort and the research came into the picture and for no real reason beyond being evil it seems.
* ''KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' gives the player a suspicious dialogue option upon first becoming a Jedi apprentice, in which he can lie that he intends to follow the light side (this is distinguished from the truthful equivalent option with the [lie] prefix).
** In the sequel, Kreia outright ''encourages'' this behavior, telling the Exile to take anything useful from her teachings, then discard her when she has outlived her usefulness.
* Akuma/Gouki from the ''StreetFighter'' series murdered his master, Goutetsu, in order to master the [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique Shun Goku Satsu]] technique. This is a subversion, however, since Goutetsu deliberately taught him the technique and was actually ''happy'' that Akuma killed him, since the only way to fully embrace the "Killing Intent" that powers the Shun Goku Satsu is to give up all compassion.
* In the adventure game ''FullThrottle'', the nice CEO Malcolm Corley is killed by his VP, Adrian Ripburger, who wants to turn Corley Motors's motorcycle production-lines into making minivans -- and money.
* People in Bioware games seem to live for this: it happens in ''[[KnightsOfTheOldRepublic KOTOR]]'' 1 and 2, ''JadeEmpire'' and at least one of the ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights'' games. [[spoiler: The other popular tactic is a BrokenPedestal.]]
** ''Jade Empire'' plays this straight with the Disciple Gao (though he barely even tries to keep up any deception) but later inverts it: [[spoiler: Master Li was a Deceptive Mentor who brought you up to be a hero as part of his EvilPlan.]]
* Frost betrays her Sifu Sub-Zero in her ending to MortalKombat Deadly Alliance. However, she severely [[LaserGuidedKarma suffers the consequences.]]
* In ''Franchise/FireEmblem: [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Path of Radiance''/''Radiant Dawn'']] [[spoiler:The Black Knight/Zelgius]] was one a student of Greil's.
* In ''MetalGearSolid2'', the villainous MadBomber Fatman turns out to be a former student of your friendly neighborhood Bomb Disposal Technician, Peter Stillman. Apparently, Fatman decided that it was more fun to use his intimate knowledge of the inner working of bombs to MAKE them, rather than disarm them... and, as any DeceptiveDisciple would want it, he eventually kills his mentor with one of his bombs.
* In ''VideoGame/DragonFable'', [[spoiler:Nythera]]. At first it's played for laughs, given [[spoiler: her]] rather ineffectual efforts. Then [[spoiler: she manages to kill Warlic and drain his powers [[NiceJobBreakingItHero thanks to your help]], displays her ability to shapeshift into Warlic (meaning she might be the Warlic in ''VideoGame/AdventureQuest''), and goads the Elemental Lords into attacking Falconreach to keep you busy]].
* Near the end of ''[[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Pokémon Platinum]]'', [[spoiler: Charon]] takes over Team Galactic and goes into a MotiveRant about how the team's original plans were pathetic and how immature and foolish [[spoiler:Cyrus and his other superiors]] were for wasting their potential.
* In ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaOrderOfEcclesia'' Albus steals the Dominus glyph that was supposed to be able to defeat dracula, apparently annoyed the far less experinced Shonana was chosen over him [[spoiler:Then it turns out the Dominus glyphs are evil, will kill the user when all used together and are instead used to SUMMON Dracula. Essintially he was sacrficing himself to save Shoana, he just SEEMED like a DeceptiveDisciple]]
* Feng Wei, introduced in ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}} 5'', was a DeceptiveDisciple in his backstory. He killed the dojo master who raised him from childhood because he felt slighted after his master scolded him for picking fights outside the dojo, and only joined the tournament because he wants to steal back what the Mishimas stole from his master and use it for himself.
* One of the Nameless One's past incarnations in ''PlanescapeTorment'' did this. In order to progress, you have to find someone able to read a very specific language. The only known person able to do so has been dead for a long time. Upon eventually contacting his spirit, he relates a story of how he taught it to one student, and that this student turned around and murdered him afterward. It's masterfully done; while he's telling the story, you're remembering killing him, and when it's done, you recall the language.
* [[spoiler:Cole]] in ''HenryHatsworthInThePuzzlingAdventure'' is this, stating that [[spoiler:he's sick of being the HypercompetentSidekick that does all the work of actually finding the treasures while Henry gets the glory.]]
* [[spoiler:Cardinal Kingston]] in LuminousArc. [[spoiler:He]] tries to betray [[spoiler:his own church and god because he wants god's power for himself.]] The heroes stop this from happening, however.
* Geese Howard of ''FatalFury'' learned hakkyokuseiken under Tung Fu Rue for the sole purpose of gaining power. When Tung passed over Geese in favor of Jeff Bogard to inherit the style's secrets, Geese killed Jeff.
* In ''VideoGame/TearsToTiara2'' Enneads and Monomachus believes Izebel betrayed Hadrubal seven years ago to take over his place as Governor-General of Hispania.
* In ''VideoGame/KingdomsOfAmalurReckoning'', Alchemist Nane Hanri's apprentice, whom she believes she has formed a deep friendship with and asks the player to find and rescue, has actually stolen a a biological weapon from her and is selling it to criminals.

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* Moira Vu Noi in ''TheGunganCouncil''. While Sith are meant to perform this eventually, she managed to keep the ruse that she would blindly follow Darth Apparatus until after her trial on Kesh.
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* In the backstory for the original AnimatedAdaptation of the ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'', Shredder and Splinter, who was then known as the human master Hamato Yoshi, originally studied together as pupils in the Foot Clan. After framing Yoshi for attempted murder by pinning his ''dogi'' to the wall with a dagger (so that when he pulled it out, the others would draw the wrong conclusion) and forcing him into exile, Shredder, who was then known as Oroku Saki, took control of the Foot Clan (by unknown means) and turned it into the evil band of ninjas that we know today. His relationship with Splinter closely matches the evil student/good student version of this trope.
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' had multiple instances of children betraying and causing [[SelfMadeOrphan the death of their parents]], and [[KarmaHoudini getting away with it]]. However, Batman always paid a visit to remind them that they [[BackFromTheDead usually don't stay dead]]. However, in both instances, [[spoiler: the parents never appeared in the series proper again.]]
* Bubbles from ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'' uses the Cola Cult's belief in "fizzing" away all their worldly goods to gain said goods... under the nose of the kindly, well-meaning leader.
* Happens in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'' when [[spoiler: Jade travels into the future following an Dark Chi wizard named Iso...who turns out to be Toru's apprentice.]]
** Valmont does this in another episode where he spends time at a monastary training with some monks with the intention to get the directions to a secret treasure from its leader.

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