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Basic Trope: The villain tries to convince the hero to rule together.

  • Straight: Emperor Evulz tries to convince Albert in joining him to rule the world.
  • Exaggerated: Emperor Evulz does this to every good guy who comes his way.
    • Even after his evil plans have been foiled millions of times, he's been killed and brought back twice, and Albert has sworn multiple oaths to stop him once and forever and/or kill him, Emperor Evil drones on about how Albert should join him, sometimes going so far as to state what color he thought the mansion would be.
  • Downplayed: Emperor Evulz tries to convince Albert to become one of his minions.
  • Deconstructed: Evulz decides to manipulate Albert's civilian life in order to convince him to join the bad guys. He gets his friends to hate him, he tricks his girlfriend into thinking that Albert was cheating on her, and he eventually manages to turn Albert into a bitter person.
  • Reconstructed: But as Albert is going to Evulz, his friends learn the truth. Right as Evulz is about to take Albert away, they show up in Big Damn Heroes fashion and apologize for falling for Evulz's tricks and convincing Albert that evil isn't the way to go.
  • Justified: Emperor Evulz believes that the city needs a firm hand to rule it, and that Albert is just the kind of person he's looking for.
    • Evulz is Albert's father and still loves him.
    • Evulz knows that Albert is the only one who can defeat him, so he wants to keep him under his control.
  • Subverted: Emperor Evulz uses mind control on Albert rather than ask him.
    • "Join me." "Never!" *Holds up cookie* "But I worked hard on these."
    • Emperor Evulz states that he's going to try and recruit Albert to someone else, but then decides not to because Albert isn't competent enough.
  • Double-Subverted: But then gives the offer after the mind control breaks.
    • After sharing the cookies to make himself look nice, he tries to convert Albert.
  • Inverted: Albert offers Emperor Evulz to join the Five-Man Band.
    • "General Drago, you're fired!"
    • Albert is so incompetent that Emperor Evulz specifically asks him not to join him.
    • Emperor Evulz asks Albert to leave him for the Five-Man Band.
  • Averted: Emperor Evulz never gives the offer.
  • Lampshaded: "Why does everyone ask me to join them?"
  • Defied: Emperor Evulz is too selfish and stubborn to share power with anyone.
  • Played For Drama: Evuls had Albert kidnapped and puts him through horrible torture sessions in order to forcefully convince Ablert that he must join Evulz.
  • Enforced: The author practically fell in love with the scene where the Trope Namer ensued, and got a lot of inspiration from there.

 Join me. We can rule the unabridged version together.

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