Playing With / Rogue Protagonist

Basic Trope: An old protagonist becomes the new antagonist in the sequel.
  • Straight: Bob was the main character in Heroes of Troperia. You get to fight him in Heroes of Troperia II: Shadow Spaghetti.
  • Exaggerated:
    • Bob is the Big Bad in Shadow Spaghetti, and you fight him in the (True) Final Battle.
    • Every single hero in Heroes of Troperia series become the Big Bad in the installment next to his or hers.
    • In the epilogue of Heroes of Troperia: The Ultimate Final main hero Ted travels in time to the past and becomes Big Bad of the first game.
  • Downplayed:
  • Justified:
  • Inverted: Emperor Evulz, the Big Bad in Heroes of Troperia I become the player character in Shadow Spaghetti.
  • Subverted: It's an impersonator, and Bob himself is not doing anything that hampers you.
  • Double Subverted: for outfitting the imposter to assassinate you, that is.
  • Parodied: "Hello!. My name is Bob. You took my hero seat. Prepare to Die."
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted:
    • Heroes of Troperia and Shadow Spaghetti are separated in a way that won't allow Bob to appear in the sequel, let alone fighting the current protagonist. Such way includes: long in-universe time skip, different world, or Shadow Spaghetti being a Prequel.
    • Bob appears as a NPC, but he does not hinder the gamer(unless they choose to bad path, if their is one) and might even help the player.
    • Shadow Spaghetti still has Bob as the protagonist.
  • Enforced: Bob's political views in Heroes of Troperia received vocal criticism for Moral Guardians, forcing his inclusion as an enemy in Shadow Spaghetti to distance the creator from Bob.
  • Lampshaded: "This would have been an honor to challenge you, Sir Bob." "It's Emperor Bob now, vermins."
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: Emperor Evulz is Back from the Dead (the second time!) in Shadow Spaghetti, killed Bob when he was unaware, and set himself up to be the Big Bad once again.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???
  • Played For Laughs: "Hey, weren't you a good guy in the previous game?!" "Yes, but this Ultra Gore Infinity Plus One Chainsaw-Sword of Death 3000 is too awesome for little kids like you to use!" "Weren't you a little kid too back then?!"

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