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* In a fashion in ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'' in relation to the FinalBoss; [[spoiler: The Soul of Cinder is heavily implied to be the corporeal manifestation of everyone that ever Linked the Fire, which would naturally include the Chosen Undead from ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsI'' since Linking the Fire seems to be the agreed upon canon ending to that game. The only hint we get that they're in there is because it can perform a backflip-dodge that only a wearer of a specific ring that you can acquire in [=DS1=] could do .The Bearer of the Curse from ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsII'' doesn't seem to be in there or their influence is too minuscule to notice, especially since getting the treatment for Hollowing and abandoning the Throne of Want seems to be the agreed upon canon ending to ''that'' game.]]

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* In a fashion in ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'' in relation to the FinalBoss; [[spoiler: The Soul of Cinder is heavily implied stated to be the corporeal manifestation of everyone that ever Linked the Fire, which would naturally could potentially include the Chosen Undead from ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsI'' since Linking and the Fire seems to be the agreed upon canon ending to that game. The only hint we get that they're in there is because it can perform a backflip-dodge that only a wearer of a specific ring that you can acquire in [=DS1=] could do .The Bearer of the Of The Curse from ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsII'' doesn't seem to be in there or their influence is too minuscule to notice, especially since getting the treatment for Hollowing and abandoning the Throne of Want seems to be the agreed upon canon ending to ''that'' game.''VideoGame/DarkSoulsII''.]]


** If we look at the series' timeline, Naked Snake/Big Boss is one. He's the hero in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPortableOps'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVGroundZeroes'' and ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'', and the BigBad of ''VideoGame/MetalGear1'' and ''VideoGame/MetalGear2SolidSnake''. [[spoiler:And reappears in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'''sepilogue to tie up the loose ends.]]

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** If we look at the series' timeline, Naked Snake/Big Boss is one. He's the hero in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPortableOps'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVGroundZeroes'' and ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'', and the BigBad of ''VideoGame/MetalGear1'' and ''VideoGame/MetalGear2SolidSnake''. [[spoiler:And reappears in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'''sepilogue ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'''s epilogue to tie up the loose ends.]]


** If we look at the series' timeline, Naked Snake/Big Boss is one. He's the hero in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3'', ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPortableOps Portable Ops]]'', ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker Peace Walker]]'', and ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain The Phantom Pain]]'', and the BigBad of ''VideoGame/MetalGear1'' and ''VideoGame/MetalGear2SolidSnake''. [[spoiler:And reappears in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4's'' epilogue to tie up the loose ends.]]

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** If we look at the series' timeline, Naked Snake/Big Boss is one. He's the hero in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3'', ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPortableOps Portable Ops]]'', ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker Peace Walker]]'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPortableOps'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVGroundZeroes'' and ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain The Phantom Pain]]'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'', and the BigBad of ''VideoGame/MetalGear1'' and ''VideoGame/MetalGear2SolidSnake''. [[spoiler:And reappears in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4's'' epilogue ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'''sepilogue to tie up the loose ends.]]

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* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'':
** The big reveal in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'' is that Terra, one of the main protagonists, eventually gets [[GrandTheftMe his body hijacked]] by Master Xehanort, the main antagonist. As Terra-Xehanort, he releases his heart and gives birth to Ansem, Seeker of Darkness, the antagonist of [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsI the first game]], and Xemnas, the antagonist of ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII II]]''.
** Another protagonist gone rogue from ''Birth by Sleep'' is [[spoiler:Aqua, who in ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsIII III]]'' succumbs to darkness and has to be fought as a boss. For an added emphasis, you are playing as Sora, who can be considered as her successor in-story.]] It doesn't last long, however.


** Arguably ([[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment very]], very) arguably, even Flynn's gone this direction. The ARG, Betrayal, and some of his actions in the movie are morally gray at best.

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** Arguably ([[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment ([[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment very]], very) arguably, even Flynn's gone this direction. The ARG, Betrayal, and some of his actions in the movie are morally gray at best.


* In ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry 4'', Dante is an example, showing up as a villain right out of hell, and making himself a serious enemy to Nero, the new protagonist. They do end up fighting for a similar cause later, especially when it's revealed that [[spoiler:the guy that Dante gunned down, and who got better, is the BigBad]].

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* In ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry 4'', ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry4'', Dante is an example, showing up as a villain right out of hell, and making himself a serious enemy to Nero, the new protagonist. They do end up fighting for a similar cause later, especially when it's revealed that [[spoiler:the guy that Dante gunned down, and who got better, is the BigBad]].


* Whoever the player picks between Gray and Ashe in ''[[VideoGame/MegaManZX Mega Man ZX Advent]]'' has to fight the opposite-gendered character from the first game, that being Aile and Vent respectively. They both believe the other wants to claim a nearby [[ArtifactOfDoom Model W]], and when the fight concludes, they realize they're on the same side and team up for the rest of the game.



** And then, in ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies'', Apollo briefly returns the favour - he [[spoiler: leaves the agency, conducts a private investigation, and accuses his fellow lawyer Athena of murder.]] Phoenix even has to [[spoiler: face him down on the witness stand,]] although [[WellIntentionedExtremist it turns out he's doing it for a very good reason.]]

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** And then, in ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies'', ''[[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies Dual Destinies]]'', Apollo briefly returns the favour - he [[spoiler: leaves the agency, conducts a private investigation, and accuses his fellow lawyer Athena of murder.]] Phoenix even has to [[spoiler: face him down on the witness stand,]] although [[WellIntentionedExtremist it turns out he's doing it for a very good reason.]]
** Phoenix does it again in ''[[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice Spirit of Justice]]'', where he actually faces Apollo in court in the series' [[AlwaysMurder first civil trial]] over the ownership of an artifact important to another case. [[spoiler: Naturally, this antagonism is fake: Phoenix is being blackmailed to get the artifact by the villain, with Maya's life on the line... again.
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* Sasuke in ''Manga/NarutoShippuden'', who's left the village and joined Orochimaru, making several attempts on the lives of his former friends.

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* Sasuke in ''Manga/NarutoShippuden'', ''[[Franchise/{{Naruto}} Naruto Shippuden]]'', who's left the village and joined Orochimaru, making several attempts on the lives of his former friends.


* Kain, the main character from ''Blood Omen: VideoGame/LegacyOfKain'', was the BigBad of the sequel ''VideoGame/LegacyOfKain: Soul Reaver''.

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* Kain, the main character from ''Blood Omen: VideoGame/LegacyOfKain'', was the BigBad of the sequel ''VideoGame/LegacyOfKain: Soul Reaver''. In a twist on the trope, Kain was already a VillainProtagonist in his own game, which was very much a story of EvilVsEvil.


* In ''Franchise/DevilMayCry 4'', Dante is an example, showing up as a villain right out of hell, and making himself a serious enemy to Nero, the new protagonist. They do end up fighting for a similar cause later, especially when it's revealed that [[spoiler:the guy that Dante gunned down, and who got better, is the BigBad]].

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* In ''Franchise/DevilMayCry ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry 4'', Dante is an example, showing up as a villain right out of hell, and making himself a serious enemy to Nero, the new protagonist. They do end up fighting for a similar cause later, especially when it's revealed that [[spoiler:the guy that Dante gunned down, and who got better, is the BigBad]].


* Aqualad in ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice''. After spending the first season as TheHero, he's become TheDragon in the second. [[spoiler:While ultimately revealed to be a FakeDefector, he is forced to commit genuinely villainous acts to maintain his cover.]]

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* Aqualad in ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice''. After spending the first season as TheHero, the ArcHero, he's become TheDragon in the second. [[spoiler:While ultimately revealed to be a FakeDefector, FakeDefector sent by Nightwing to infiltrate The Light, he is forced to commit genuinely villainous acts to maintain his cover.]]


* A variation in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' franchise: [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls2013 The first film]] and ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks Rainbow Rocks]]'' has Princess Twilight Sparkle as the protagonist[=/=]deuteragonist. ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames Friendship Games]]''' features the character's [[AlternateSelf native human self]] as the villain.

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* A variation in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' franchise: [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls2013 The first film]] and ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks Rainbow Rocks]]'' has both have Princess Twilight Sparkle as the protagonist[=/=]deuteragonist. ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames Friendship Games]]''' features the character's [[AlternateSelf native human self]] as the film's main anti-heroine... until the climax which sees her turned into a [[OneWingedAngel she-demon called Midnight Sparkle]] who serves as the final villain.


Compare and contrast with FallenHero. Not to be confused with a hero who happens to be a [[FighterMageThief Rogue.]] Or ComicBook/{{Rogue}} herself. Has nothing to do with ''Film/RogueOne'' either.

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Compare and contrast with FallenHero. Not to be confused with a hero who happens to be a [[FighterMageThief Rogue.]] Or ComicBook/{{Rogue}} herself. Has nothing to do with ''Film/RogueOne'' either.
either. EnemyWithout does
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** Actually a subversion. WordOfGod states that [[spoiler: Bernkastel is essentially an EnemyWithout, being purged from Rika’s consciousness after the Dice Killing Chapter]].


* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls2013'' and ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks'' Princess Twilight Sparkle is the protagonist. ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames'''s villain is the Human World version of Twilight.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls2013'' A variation in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' franchise: [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls2013 The first film]] and ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks'' ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks Rainbow Rocks]]'' has Princess Twilight Sparkle is as the protagonist. ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames'''s villain is protagonist[=/=]deuteragonist. ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames Friendship Games]]''' features the Human World version of Twilight.character's [[AlternateSelf native human self]] as the villain.

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* In ''Fanfic/TheRivalPrefectsTrilogy'', the protagonist of the first story plays the role of antagonist in the second.

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