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* In ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde consult Assistant Mayor Bellwether, who allows them to access the surveillance camera footage, and discover that Manchas, Mr. Big's chauffeur, speaks of the "night howlers", which Judy assumes are wolves when she finds 14 missing predatory animals are being kept at Cliffside Asylum by Mayor Lionheart. Later on, as Bellwether ascends to the office of mayor after Lionheart's arrest as part of her intricate frame-up revenge scheme against her former employer who didn't always treat her with the best respect, Judy discovers that the "night howlers" are actually ''midnicampum holicithias'' flowers, and that Bellwether has been injecting predatory animals to make prey animals the dominant species in Zootopia.

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* In ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', Bellwether continually presents a false persona of being a clumsy, shy, passive BeleagueredAssistant who "bonds" with Judy Hopps over being "little guys" and Nick Wilde consult Assistant Mayor Bellwether, who allows them to specifically tells her "Just call me if you ever need anything, okay?" She even gives Judy access to the city's surveillance cameras while offering encouragement on her investigation. However, once you know she's actually behind it all and why, certain early events that seemed innocent on first viewing take on more sinister and premeditated tones. Her happening by at just the right time to force Chief Bogo into putting Judy on the Otterton case, and her setting up the surveillance camera footage, and discover system to exactly the time that Manchas, Mr. Big's chauffeur, speaks of the "night howlers", which Judy assumes are wolves when she finds 14 missing predatory animals are Manchas is being kept at Cliffside Asylum by Mayor Lionheart. Later on, as captured, no longer seem like {{Contrived Coincidence}}s in retrospect. It culminates when Bellwether ascends needs to the office of mayor after Lionheart's arrest as part of her intricate frame-up revenge scheme against her former employer who didn't always treat her with the best respect, silence Judy discovers that the "night howlers" are actually ''midnicampum holicithias'' flowers, and that Bellwether has been injecting predatory animals she is perfectly willing to make prey animals the dominant species in Zootopia.use Judy's painful death by a savage Nick to further her own plans


* In ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}, Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde consult Assistant Mayor Bellwether, who allows them to access the surveillance camera footage, and discover that Manchas, Mr. Big's chauffeur, speaks of the "night howlers", which Judy assumes are wolves when she finds 14 missing predatory animals are being kept at Cliffside Asylum by Mayor Lionheart. Later on, as Bellwether ascends to the office of mayor after Lionheart's arrest as part of her intricate frame-up revenge scheme against her former employer who didn't always treat her with the best respect, Judy discovers that the "night howlers" are actually ''midnicampum holicithias'' flowers, and that Bellwether has been injecting predatory animals to make prey animals the dominant species in Zootopia.

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* In ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}, ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde consult Assistant Mayor Bellwether, who allows them to access the surveillance camera footage, and discover that Manchas, Mr. Big's chauffeur, speaks of the "night howlers", which Judy assumes are wolves when she finds 14 missing predatory animals are being kept at Cliffside Asylum by Mayor Lionheart. Later on, as Bellwether ascends to the office of mayor after Lionheart's arrest as part of her intricate frame-up revenge scheme against her former employer who didn't always treat her with the best respect, Judy discovers that the "night howlers" are actually ''midnicampum holicithias'' flowers, and that Bellwether has been injecting predatory animals to make prey animals the dominant species in Zootopia.

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* In ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}, Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde consult Assistant Mayor Bellwether, who allows them to access the surveillance camera footage, and discover that Manchas, Mr. Big's chauffeur, speaks of the "night howlers", which Judy assumes are wolves when she finds 14 missing predatory animals are being kept at Cliffside Asylum by Mayor Lionheart. Later on, as Bellwether ascends to the office of mayor after Lionheart's arrest as part of her intricate frame-up revenge scheme against her former employer who didn't always treat her with the best respect, Judy discovers that the "night howlers" are actually ''midnicampum holicithias'' flowers, and that Bellwether has been injecting predatory animals to make prey animals the dominant species in Zootopia.

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* Oddly enough, the Outsiders villain NAMED the Bad Samaritan isn't an example of this trope, being outwardly villainous to the heroes from the beginning.

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* ''Film/SurvivingTheGame'' gives us Walter Cole, a charity worker who often approaches homeless people and helps them secure a high-paying job offer. He even [[InterruptedSuicide stops the protagonist from killing himself]] so he could give him the same offer. Unfortunately, it's all just a pretense to trick those people into being prey for them and their clients' [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame hunting trip.]]


** Downplayed slightly for his musical counterpart in ''Theatre/{{Oliver}}'' -- while still somewhat self-serving, he is portrayed as something of a whimsical LoveableRogue who does to some extent care for his gang ([[EvenEvilHasStandards or at least loathes Sykes' treatment of them]]).

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** Downplayed slightly for his musical counterpart in ''Theatre/{{Oliver}}'' -- while still somewhat self-serving, he is portrayed as something of a whimsical LoveableRogue LovableRogue who does to some extent care for his gang ([[EvenEvilHasStandards or at least loathes Sykes' treatment of them]]).


* In the backstory of ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'', Gauron first encountered Sousuke back in his ChildSoldier "Kashim" days. [[LoveAtFirstSight Gauron was immediately taken by the sight of the boy]] and offered him a ride back to Gauron's camp, promising him food, ammo, and AS parts. Sousuke immediately realized Gauron's intentions weren't good and refused. Gauron spent the rest of his life obsessed with Sousuke.

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* In the backstory of ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'', Gauron first encountered Sousuke back in his ChildSoldier {{Child Soldier|s}} "Kashim" days. [[LoveAtFirstSight Gauron was immediately taken by the sight of the boy]] and offered him a ride back to Gauron's camp, promising him food, ammo, and AS parts. Sousuke immediately realized Gauron's intentions weren't good and refused. Gauron spent the rest of his life obsessed with Sousuke.


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The [[TitleDrop Bad Samaritan]] is someone who takes in the hero and seems (at first) to be helping, all to do the hero harm in the end. He doesn't act out of the kindness of his own heart, [[EvilPlan but by some villainous motivation.]] He will keep his intention hidden from his victim, gaining their trust, until he has the hero helpless. This is the inverse of the Biblical parable about the Good Samaritan, teaching the audience that relying on the kindness of strangers is not always a good thing.

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The [[TitleDrop Bad Samaritan]] Samaritan is someone who takes in the hero and seems (at first) to be helping, all to do the hero harm in the end. He doesn't act out of the kindness of his own heart, [[EvilPlan but by some villainous motivation.]] He will keep his intention hidden from his victim, gaining their trust, until he has the hero helpless. This is the inverse of the Biblical parable about the Good Samaritan, teaching the audience that relying on the kindness of strangers is not always a good thing.

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* In ''Literature/TheBarbarianAndTheSorceress'', Barnabus gives Rom food and shelter when he's lost in a [[ThirstyDesert wasteland]], only to reveal he wants to use Rom as a HumanSacrifice to an EldritchAbomination.


* Light Yagami of ''Manga/DeathNote'' was ''oh so helpful'' with [[spoiler:Naomi Misora]], [[DetectiveMole comparing notes on the Kira case with her]] and offering to let her use his cellphone [[spoiler: because [[HeKnowsTooMuch she knew too much]] and he needed to [[IKnowYourTrueName learn her true name.]]]]

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* Light Yagami of ''Manga/DeathNote'' was ''oh so helpful'' with [[spoiler:Naomi Misora]], [[DetectiveMole comparing notes on the Kira case with her]] and offering to let her use his cellphone [[spoiler: because [[spoiler:because [[HeKnowsTooMuch she knew too much]] and he needed to [[IKnowYourTrueName learn her true name.]]]]



* "Mournin' Mess" in ''Tales from the Crypt'' #38 featured a charitable society supposed devoted to providing dignified burials for the homeless. A reporter assigned to investigate the organization discovered that it was actually [[spoiler: a group of ghouls interested in providing low-effort meals for themselves]].

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* "Mournin' Mess" in ''Tales from the Crypt'' #38 featured a charitable society supposed devoted to providing dignified burials for the homeless. A reporter assigned to investigate the organization discovered that it was actually [[spoiler: a [[spoiler:a group of ghouls interested in providing low-effort meals for themselves]].



* Dr. Henry Goose from the ''Pacific Journey of Adam Ewing'' section of ''Literature/CloudAtlas'' says he's the only person who can cure Ewing of a parasite he contracted. [[spoiler: He's actually poisoning Ewing to steal his money.]]

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* Dr. Henry Goose from the ''Pacific Journey of Adam Ewing'' section of ''Literature/CloudAtlas'' says he's the only person who can cure Ewing of a parasite he contracted. [[spoiler: He's [[spoiler:He's actually poisoning Ewing to steal his money.]]



* In ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'', [[spoiler: Boyd]] is both a GoodSamaritan ''and'' a Bad Samaritan. [[spoiler: He actually cares for the other good guys, and risks his life to protect Echo. But at the same time, he just wants them to fail, and repeatedly thwarts their plans from the inside.]]

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* In ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'', [[spoiler: Boyd]] [[spoiler:Boyd]] is both a GoodSamaritan ''and'' a Bad Samaritan. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He actually cares for the other good guys, and risks his life to protect Echo. But at the same time, he just wants them to fail, and repeatedly thwarts their plans from the inside.]]



* Rumpelstiltskin in ''Series/OnceUponATime'', who pops up all through the Enchanted Forest flashbacks offering to help people. He's upfront about wanting a price, but what he doesn't say is that he's actually manipulating the other side of the bargain for his own ends ([[spoiler: to create a situation where the Evil Queen will use the Storybrooke curse, and thereby send him to the same world as his son]]).

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* Rumpelstiltskin in ''Series/OnceUponATime'', who pops up all through the Enchanted Forest flashbacks offering to help people. He's upfront about wanting a price, but what he doesn't say is that he's actually manipulating the other side of the bargain for his own ends ([[spoiler: to ([[spoiler:to create a situation where the Evil Queen will use the Storybrooke curse, and thereby send him to the same world as his son]]).



* ''Series/TheWalkingDead'': during the second half of season four, after Rick's group loses their home at an abandoned prison and is scattered, the various groups see signs along roads telling of Terminus, a settlement offering "Sanctuary for all. Community for all." and that "Those who arrive survive." When they finally reach Terminus in the last two episodes of the season (in two waves) they are greeted by a friendly atmosphere of cheerful hallelujah-type music and a barbeque. [[spoiler: It turns out that the inhabitants of Terminus are cannibals luring people to them with the promise of safety, then killing and eating anyone who disagrees with their lifestyle.]]

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* ''Series/TheWalkingDead'': during the second half of season four, after Rick's group loses their home at an abandoned prison and is scattered, the various groups see signs along roads telling of Terminus, a settlement offering "Sanctuary for all. Community for all." and that "Those who arrive survive." When they finally reach Terminus in the last two episodes of the season (in two waves) they are greeted by a friendly atmosphere of cheerful hallelujah-type music and a barbeque. [[spoiler: It barbecue. [[spoiler:It turns out that the inhabitants of Terminus are cannibals luring people to them with the promise of safety, then killing and eating anyone who disagrees with their lifestyle.]]



* Part of the preshow to Creator/CirqueDuSoleil's ''Theatre/{{Mystere}}'' is a gentler ScrewySquirrel version of this trope, PlayedForLaughs. Brian Le Petit offers to lead just-arrived audience members to their seats. [[spoiler: If he gets you there, it's at the expense of other audience members. But don't despair, usually he won't get you there.]]

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* Part of the preshow to Creator/CirqueDuSoleil's ''Theatre/{{Mystere}}'' is a gentler ScrewySquirrel version of this trope, PlayedForLaughs. Brian Le Petit offers to lead just-arrived audience members to their seats. [[spoiler: If [[spoiler:If he gets you there, it's at the expense of other audience members. But don't despair, usually he won't get you there.]]



* ''VideoGame/DragonQuestV'': Shortly before entering a treacherous mountain pass, the hero and his bride can uncover a small staircase leading to an old woman's hole-in-the-ground domicile. Delighted to have guests, she invites them to stay. If they accept, they wake up paralyzed and hear a strange scraping sound... [[spoiler: which turns out to be the nice old woman sharpening the hero's weapon for him, giving him a small Strength bonus and Subverting the trope.]]
* Flemeth of the ''Franchise/DragonAge'' series. Early in the first game, she saves the PC and Alistair from death on the condition they take her daughter with them on their adventures. Morrigan later reveals that [[spoiler: Flemeth sent her with them to perform a very shady magic ritual that requires a Grey Warden.]] The sequel shows that, not long after, Flemeth ''also'' helped the Hawke family and Aveline cross a darkspawn-filled wasteland in exchange for a favor - [[spoiler: bringing her SoulJar to the Dalish clan near Kirkwall, just in case Morrigan turned on her.]] We still have no idea what Flemeth's long-term goals are, but she's not doing it out of the kindness of her heart.

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* ''VideoGame/DragonQuestV'': Shortly before entering a treacherous mountain pass, the hero and his bride can uncover a small staircase leading to an old woman's hole-in-the-ground domicile. Delighted to have guests, she invites them to stay. If they accept, they wake up paralyzed and hear a strange scraping sound... [[spoiler: which [[spoiler:which turns out to be the nice old woman sharpening the hero's weapon for him, giving him a small Strength bonus and Subverting the trope.]]
* Flemeth of the ''Franchise/DragonAge'' series. Early in the first game, she saves the PC and Alistair from death on the condition they take her daughter with them on their adventures. Morrigan later reveals that [[spoiler: Flemeth [[spoiler:Flemeth sent her with them to perform a very shady magic ritual that requires a Grey Warden.]] The sequel shows that, not long after, Flemeth ''also'' helped the Hawke family and Aveline cross a darkspawn-filled wasteland in exchange for a favor - [[spoiler: bringing [[spoiler:bringing her SoulJar to the Dalish clan near Kirkwall, just in case Morrigan turned on her.]] We still have no idea what Flemeth's long-term goals are, but she's not doing it out of the kindness of her heart.

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* When ComicBook/LadyShiva ran into the newly christened [[ComicBook/RobinSeries Robin]] Tim Drake in Paris she helped him fight off gangsters, save a rogue DEA agent, prevent a criminal from gaining a biological weapon, helped him train and fully intended to take him from Batman as her own protege by having him kill the individual behind everything they're working to stop which she makes clear after Tim kicks Dorrance out the window of his executive suite and Dorrance is hanging on fifty stories up, calling Tim "her weapon".


* In Max Brand's ''Destry Rides Again'', Chester Bent does this brilliantly, staking the penniless Harrison Destry to $100 and framing him for robbery in the process. It works so well that when Destry gets out of prison, Bent tries the same trick again, but this time less successfully.

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* In Max Brand's ''Destry Rides Again'', ''Film/DestryRidesAgain'', Chester Bent does this brilliantly, staking the penniless Harrison Destry to $100 and framing him for robbery in the process. It works so well that when Destry gets out of prison, Bent tries the same trick again, but this time less successfully.



** In the episode "Anne" there's a street preacher who is "helping" the homeless and runaway kids by sending them to a Hell dimension where time runs much faster than it does on Earth. There, they are worked as slaves until they die of old age.

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** In the episode "Anne" "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E1Anne Anne]]" there's a street preacher who is "helping" the homeless and runaway kids by sending them to a Hell dimension where time runs much faster than it does on Earth. There, they are worked as slaves until they die of old age.


** ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPortableOps'' and beyond confirm that he's AFatherToHisMen, but he won't pull any punches when it comes to recruiting ChildSoldiers and he won't hesitate to order his soldiers into a meat grinder if it's worth the effort. By ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'', he's lost his mind from a combination of TraumaCongaLine and literal brain damage, so he takes in as many war orphans as he can and tykebombs them into supersoldiers in one final desperate attempt to stop the Patriots from enslaving the world.

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** ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPortableOps'' and beyond confirm that he's AFatherToHisMen, but he won't pull any punches when it comes to recruiting ChildSoldiers and he won't hesitate to order his soldiers into a meat grinder if it's worth the effort. By ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'', he's lost become much more shell-shocked and apathetic, and as a result, his mind from a combination of TraumaCongaLine and literal brain damage, so morals slip: he takes in as many war orphans as he can and tykebombs children with the intent of protecting them, but ends up making them into supersoldiers in one final desperate attempt child soldiers inadvertently. The problem is that he doesn't have a problem with that outcome. He also becomes more vehement and driven to stop the Patriots from enslaving the world.create a world for soldiers, by creating a world of perpetual war.

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* Ravage returns in ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' offering to help the Maximals capture BigBad Megatron and return to Cybertron. In truth, he only intended to carry out the former as his orders from the [[OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness Tripredacus Council]] were to kill everyone on the planet to prevent knowledge of Megatron's findings from reaching others.

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