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* ''WesternAnimation/Thundercats2011'': The story is kicked off when Grune [[LesCollaborateurs collaborates]] with Mumm-Ra's forces to kill King Claudus and bring about Thundera's fall. It later becomes clear that [[TheStarscream he had always wanted to take over Thundera]]; Mumm-Ra's just gave him the power and resources he needed to act on his ambition. Later, when the villains reach Avista, [[spoiler:Prefect Vultaire is so afraid of Mumm-Ra's power that he sells out the city and swears allegiance to him [[DirtyCoward to save his own skin]].]]


* ''WesternAnimation/SheRaAndThePrincessesOfPower'': Scorpia claims that when the Horde invaded her family's kingdom, they willingly allowed them to use their gemstone, the Black Garnet, and worked with them, which is why she's a Force Captain in the Horde despite being a Princess. [[spoiler: However, a flashback in a later episode suggests that this isn't entirely true, as it shows the Black Garnet being taken by force, though whether Scorpia knows this or not is uncertain]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/SheRaAndThePrincessesOfPower'': Scorpia claims that when the Horde invaded her family's kingdom, they willingly allowed them to use their gemstone, the Black Garnet, and worked with them, which is why she's a Force Captain in the Horde despite being a Princess. [[spoiler: However, a flashback in a later episode suggests that this isn't entirely true, as it shows the Black Garnet being taken by force, though whether Scorpia knows this or not is uncertain]].force. It's implied that Scorpia's grandfather, who was ruling at the time, was the only one who wanted to side with the Horde]].


* ''WesternAnimation/SheRaAndThePrincessesOfPower'': Scorpia claims that when the Horde invaded her family's kingdom, they willingly allowed them to use their gemstone, the Black Garnet, and worked with them, which is why she's part of the Horde despite being a Princess. [[spoiler: However, a flashback in a later episode suggests that this isn't entirely true, as it shows the Black Garnet being taken by force]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/SheRaAndThePrincessesOfPower'': Scorpia claims that when the Horde invaded her family's kingdom, they willingly allowed them to use their gemstone, the Black Garnet, and worked with them, which is why she's part of a Force Captain in the Horde despite being a Princess. [[spoiler: However, a flashback in a later episode suggests that this isn't entirely true, as it shows the Black Garnet being taken by force]].force, though whether Scorpia knows this or not is uncertain]].


** Captain Lochley is a softer version, revealed to have been a Clark loyalist during the Earth civil war. However, she cited her duty to Earthforce rather than any seeking of power.


** In general, Chinese Quislings are referred to in Chinese as [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanjian Hanjian]]. Note that this refers specifically to ''Chinese'' traitors; traitors from other countries are referred to with another, more general word.

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** In general, Chinese Quislings are referred to in Chinese as [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanjian Hanjian]]. Note that this refers specifically to ''Chinese'' traitors; traitors (and specially, those who betray China to foreigners, as opposed betraying one Chinese ruler or faction in favor of another); traitors from other countries are referred to with another, more general word.



** The Romans created cultural quislings where they would demand the pliant chieftains' sons as "hostages" and ship them to Rome, where they would be treated to the high life and the best Roman culture could give. This resulted in the heirs becoming thoroughly Romanized and converting a previously "barbarian" kingdom into a miniature Rome. It backfired with the Germans, however: instead of GoingNative, Cherusci chief [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arminius Arminius]] used his Roman military training to plan what became the first successful bid for independence by a Roman territory.

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** The Romans created cultural quislings where they would demand the pliant chieftains' sons as "hostages" and ship them to Rome, where they would be treated to the high life and the best Roman culture could give. This resulted in the heirs becoming thoroughly Romanized and converting a previously "barbarian" kingdom into a miniature Rome. It backfired with the Germans, however: instead of GoingNative, Cherusci chief [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arminius Arminius]] used his Roman military training to plan what became the first successful bid for independence by a Roman territory. Though for the most part, this system worked. Conquered lands became increasingly Romanized over the decades, and Roman citizenship eventually extended almost all residents of the Roman Empire (aside from slaves).


** Lotho Sackville-Baggins, in Saruman's Shire.

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** Lotho Sackville-Baggins, in Saruman's Shire. [[spoiler: With the completion of the Scouring, [[RewardedAsATraitorDeserves it's revealed that Wormtongue murdered him on Saruman's orders.]]]]


* The United States has a much older "Quisling" in the form of '''Benedict Arnold''', whose name has become synonymous with "traitor" in American English. As a general in [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution the rebel Continental Army]], Arnold performed a number of particularly courageous acts, but a combination of financial troubles and a perceived lack of recognition by his peers convinced him to sell out his comrades to the British. He tried to take a fort (West Point, today the site of the US Military Academy) with him, but his plot failed and he ultimately fled back to Britain. Recent scholarship suggests that Arnold's wife [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peggy_Shippen Peggy Shippen Arnold]] might have [[LadyMacbeth instigated the betrayal]], though at the time she was cleared of charges. Some also say that there was a religious motive as a staunch Protestant he didn't like the idea of the Rebels accepting aid from Catholic France. The famous [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boot_Monument Boot Monument]] was erected in honor of his heroism at the Battle of Saratoga, but due to his later betrayal it is the only US war memorial to exclude any mention of the honoree's name. Instead it simply alludes to his identity by describing his actions and the wound he received (a bullet to the foot, hence his boot being honored rather than the man himself). Historians believe that had he died in that battle, the name "Benedict Arnold" would probably be associated with schools, forts, and warships [[WhatCouldHaveBeen named in honor of a national war hero]].

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* The United States has a much older "Quisling" in the form of '''Benedict Arnold''', whose name has become synonymous with "traitor" in American English. As a general in [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution the rebel Continental Army]], Arnold performed a number of particularly courageous acts, but a combination of financial troubles and [[DudeWheresMyRespect a perceived lack of recognition by his peers peers]] convinced him to sell out his comrades to the British. He tried to take a fort (West Point, today the site of the US Military Academy) with him, but his plot failed and he ultimately fled back to Britain. Recent scholarship suggests that Arnold's wife [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peggy_Shippen Peggy Shippen Arnold]] might have [[LadyMacbeth instigated the betrayal]], though at the time she was cleared of charges. Some also say that there was a religious motive as a staunch Protestant he didn't like the idea of the Rebels accepting aid from Catholic France. The famous [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boot_Monument Boot Monument]] was erected in honor of his heroism at the Battle of Saratoga, but due to his later betrayal it is the only US war memorial to exclude any mention of the honoree's name. Instead it simply alludes to his identity by describing his actions and the wound he received (a bullet to the foot, hence his boot being honored rather than the man himself). Historians believe that had he died in that battle, the name "Benedict Arnold" would probably be associated with schools, forts, and warships [[WhatCouldHaveBeen named in honor of a national war hero]].

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* In 1306, English forces besieging Scottish rebels at Kildrummy Castle managed to bribe a royal Scottish blacksmith named Osbourne who, in exchange for all the gold he could carry, set fire to the defenders' food supply. Once the castle was taken, the English, who were disgusted by his greed, melted the gold and poured it down his throat.


** This dates back to the first game, whereas King Jiol of Gra, in the face of the Dolhr Empire marching to their lands, decided that the best course of action is to betray their ally Altea and then turn over to the Dolhr Empire (there was some historical grudge over this, but that's besides the point), which costed the life of King Cornelius, Marth's father. Henceforth, ''Fire Emblem'' titles tend to have [[RecurringElement a slimy political figure that started as an ally of the good kingdom but then betrayed them to the invading Empire for the sake of power.]]

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** This dates back to [[VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight the first game, game]], whereas King Jiol of Gra, in the face of the Dolhr Empire marching to their lands, decided that the best course of action is to betray their ally Altea and then turn over to the Dolhr Empire (there was some historical grudge over this, but that's besides the point), which costed the life of King Cornelius, Marth's father. Henceforth, ''Fire Emblem'' titles tend to have [[RecurringElement a slimy political figure that started as an ally of the good kingdom but then betrayed them to the invading Empire for the sake of power.]]

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** This dates back to the first game, whereas King Jiol of Gra, in the face of the Dolhr Empire marching to their lands, decided that the best course of action is to betray their ally Altea and then turn over to the Dolhr Empire (there was some historical grudge over this, but that's besides the point), which costed the life of King Cornelius, Marth's father. Henceforth, ''Fire Emblem'' titles tend to have [[RecurringElement a slimy political figure that started as an ally of the good kingdom but then betrayed them to the invading Empire for the sake of power.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/SheRaAndThePrincessesOfPower'': Scorpia claims that when the Horde invaded her family's kingdom, they willingly allowed them to use their gemstone, the Black Garnet, and worked with them, which is why she's part of the Horde despite being a Princess. [[spoiler: However, a flashback in a later episode suggests that this isn't entirely true, as it shows the Black Garnet being taken by force]].

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** In general, Chinese Quislings are referred to in Chinese as [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanjian Hanjian]]. Note that this refers specifically to ''Chinese'' traitors; traitors from other countries are referred to with another, more general word.


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** Gatherer Hade in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS15E4TheSunMakers The Sun Makers]]" fits the trope to a tee: With humanity enslaved by the Usurian Corporation, Hade delights in lording it over the workers while acting in an obsequious manner towards the Usurian representative the Collector. When a revolution breaks out, they quickly give him a DisneyVillainDeath.

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** Gatherer Hade in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS15E4TheSunMakers The [[Recap/DoctorWhoS15E4TheSunMakers "The Sun Makers]]" Makers"]] fits the trope to a tee: With humanity enslaved by the Usurian Corporation, Hade delights in lording it over the workers while acting in an obsequious manner towards the Usurian representative the Collector. When a revolution breaks out, they quickly give him a DisneyVillainDeath.



** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E5RiseOfTheCybermen "Rise of the Cybermen"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E6TheAgeOfSteel "The Age of Steel"]], Rose Tyler's dad in a parallel reality is a high-ranking official in Lumic's company. [[spoiler:When he's captured by the Resistance, he reveals that he's ''actually'' working as TheMole, being the insider reponsible for sending them information on the Cybermen.]]
** InsufferableGenius [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E4TheSontaranStratagem Luke]] [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E5ThePoisonSky Rattigan]], working for the Sontaran Empire, [[AmbitionIsEvil in hopes fulfilling his ambition]] [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans of a world of geniuses]]. He and his followers would have been RewardedAsATraitorDeserves in a naval gunnery practice [[RedemptionEqualsDeath had to pay the ultimate price for species-treason...]]

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** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E5RiseOfTheCybermen "Rise of the Cybermen"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E6TheAgeOfSteel "The Age of Steel"]], Rose Tyler's dad in a parallel reality is a high-ranking official in Lumic's company. [[spoiler:When he's captured by the Resistance, he reveals that he's ''actually'' working as TheMole, a ReverseMole, being the insider reponsible for sending them information on the Cybermen.]]
** InsufferableGenius [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E4TheSontaranStratagem Luke]] [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E5ThePoisonSky Rattigan]], working for the Sontaran Empire, [[AmbitionIsEvil in hopes of fulfilling his ambition]] [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans of a world of geniuses]]. He and his followers would have been RewardedAsATraitorDeserves in a naval gunnery practice [[RedemptionEqualsDeath had to pay the ultimate price for species-treason...]]



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* ''Series/{{Sliders}}'': One episode has its own word for this: Thatchers. Apparently a version of UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher "welcomed its new Kromag overlords", and when they were driven out, the word for collaborators was inspired from her name (similar to this trope, probably because it also sounds much like "traitor/treachery" in English). The moral struggles of a "Thatcher" is a plot point of the episode in question.

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* ''Series/{{Sliders}}'': One episode "[[Recap/SlidersS04E10Asylum Asylum]]" has its own word for this: Thatchers. Apparently a An AlternateUniverse version of UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher "welcomed its new Kromag Kromagg overlords", and when they were driven out, the word for collaborators was inspired from her name (similar to this trope, probably because it also sounds much like "traitor/treachery" in English). The moral struggles of a "Thatcher" is a plot point of the episode in question.

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* ''Series/EerieIndiana'': Dash X has a tendency to collaborate for the right price, though he never works out as he would like:
** In "No Brain, No Pain", he assists Eunice Danforth capture her husband Charles Furnell and thereby gain access to the Brainalyzer. She gives Dash $1,000 to look the other way while she fries Charles, Marshall and Simon's brains. However, he has a change of heart when he remembers what Marshall asked him earlier: how would he feel if he was the one who needed help?
** In "Zombies in P.J.s", Dash teams up with the Donald in his SubliminalSeduction of the Eerie townspeople in exchange for a piece of the pie. However, he switches sides and helps Marshall and Simon defeat the Donald when he discovers that he was never going to get any money.

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