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4th Dec '16 10:32:54 AM nombretomado
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** In ''Literature/ShadowsInTheMoonlight'' a {{pirate}} attacks ConanTheBarbarian after he had killed their captain. Fighting ensues:

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** In ''Literature/ShadowsInTheMoonlight'' a {{pirate}} attacks ConanTheBarbarian Literature/ConanTheBarbarian after he had killed their captain. Fighting ensues:
1st Dec '16 1:27:04 PM Kakai
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* Dies Irae of the ''Song of Dragons'' triology is a man who committed near-total genocide against his own race, humans who can turn into dragons. He alone holds the power to release the nightshades, which are unkillable, untameable [[SealedEvilInACan beings of darkness trapped within an enchanted well]]. Even sealed, they can mess with your mind. But he wisely refuses to release them.

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* Dies Irae of the ''Song of Dragons'' triology is a man who committed near-total genocide against his own race, humans who can turn into dragons. He alone holds the power to release the nightshades, which are unkillable, untameable [[SealedEvilInACan beings of darkness trapped within an enchanted well]]. Even sealed, they can mess with your mind. But he wisely refuses to release them.them.
* Jean de Vrailly of ''Literature/TheTraitorSonCycle'' is a power-hungry mysoginist, but he's horrified when his archers kill a group of knights without giving them a chance to defend themselves and earn an honorable death.
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20th Nov '16 8:16:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* Terry Pratchett does this again in ''{{Nation}}'', where even ''cannibals'' revile First Mate Cox.

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* Terry Pratchett does this again in ''{{Nation}}'', ''Literature/{{Nation}}'', where even ''cannibals'' revile First Mate Cox.
12th Nov '16 12:10:09 PM TheWanderer
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* Literature/TheGunsOfTheSouth: The Confederate Army ''are'' fighting to keep men in bondage, but some of them are clearly horrified by the abuse their Rivington allies give to their black slaves. [[spoiler: When the Rivington men turn on the Confederacy and try to assassinate Robert E. Lee, they eagerly go after them. After his defeat, [[BigBad Andries Rhoodie]] is killed by one of his abused slaves, and the Confederates, who are obligated to murder the slave, let him go, it shows that he ''really'' had it coming.]]

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* Literature/TheGunsOfTheSouth: The Confederate Army ''are'' fighting to keep men in bondage, bondage and are often tremendously racist, but some of them are clearly horrified by the abuse their Rivington allies give dish out to their black slaves. [[spoiler: When [[spoiler:When the Rivington men turn on the Confederacy and try to assassinate Robert E. Lee, they eagerly go after them. the Confederates are eager to wipe out the Rivington group. After his defeat, [[BigBad Andries Rhoodie]] is killed by one of his abused slaves, and the Confederates, who (who are obligated to murder kill the slave, slave for daring to kill a white man) let him the slave go, it shows that he because as far as they're concerned Rhoodie ''really'' had it coming.coming due to just how inhumane he was to the slaves.]]
22nd Oct '16 10:48:04 PM Vox
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** Victarion Greyjoy has no problem whatsoever with kidnapping a woman to be his 'salt wife' (forced prostitute). But when he finds out his brother Euron has impregnated her, and so he must kill her, he breaks down in tears and swears vengeance on Euron. Euron Greyjoy tends to invoke this reaction from other Ironborn in general, being a ruthless, psychotic, murderous pirate. Given that "ruthless psychotic murderous pirate" is [[PlanetOfHats more or less applicable to all Ironborn]], the fact that they think this guy is '''''seriously bad news''''' says a great deal about him.

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** Victarion Greyjoy has no problem whatsoever with kidnapping a woman to be his 'salt wife' (forced prostitute). But when he finds out his brother Euron has impregnated her, and so he must kill her, he breaks down in tears and swears vengeance on Euron. Euron.
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Euron Greyjoy tends to invoke this reaction from other Ironborn in general, being a ruthless, psychotic, murderous pirate. Given that "ruthless psychotic murderous pirate" is [[PlanetOfHats more or less applicable to all Ironborn]], the fact that they think this guy is '''''seriously bad news''''' says a great deal about him.
22nd Oct '16 10:46:00 PM Vox
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** Lord Roose Bolton of Dreadfort is the same - he is a horrific villain, but a [[PragmaticVillainy pragmatic one.]] He has disdain at best for his son Ramsay Bolton, who is also horrific, and [[AxeCrazy not pragmatic]] [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame about it at all]].

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** Lord Roose Bolton of Dreadfort is the same - he is a horrific villain, but a [[PragmaticVillainy pragmatic one.]] He has disdain at best for his son Ramsay Bolton, who is also horrific, and [[AxeCrazy not pragmatic]] [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame [[StupidEvil about it at all]].
2nd Oct '16 8:51:14 AM res20stupid
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*** They also wouldn't break a contract in exchange for a more lucrative one in a case of IGaveMyWord. This, and the above reason, are [[BatmanGambit exploited]] by the old lady who left her money to her dog - by leaving the dog to Moist[[note]]He would've been her primary choice but he's not [[LoopholeAbuse legally]] allowed to run her bank because of Conflict Of Interest[[/note]] with a contract to kill him if anything happens to the dog, she effectively made Moist unkillable by the Assassin's Guild.
29th Sep '16 4:26:33 PM MirandaShadowind
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* ''Literature/{{Safehold}}'s'' present day BigBad, Zhaspahr Clyntahn is the Grand Inquisitor of the [[CorruptChurch Church of God Awaiting]] who finds new atrocities to commit every book as he tries to bring the world to heel under the Church's (read: his) power. One of ''Safehold's'' {{Greater Scope Villain}}s, long-dead Eric Langhorne, took what was intended to be a temporary disavowing of high technology to keep xenophobic aliens from finding humanity's last colony and turned it into a PathOfInspiration with him and his confederates as its Archangels that eventually became the Church of God Awaiting. Merlin Athrawes reluctantly admits that, as bad as Langhorne was, he did what he did thinking it would save humanity and would never have condoned the kinds of methods Clyntahn readily embraces except as an absolute last resort.

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* ''Literature/{{Safehold}}'s'' present day BigBad, Zhaspahr Clyntahn is the Grand Inquisitor of the [[CorruptChurch Church of God Awaiting]] who finds new atrocities to commit every book as he tries to bring the world to heel under the Church's (read: his) power. One of ''Safehold's'' {{Greater Scope Villain}}s, long-dead Eric Langhorne, took what was intended to be a temporary disavowing of high technology to keep xenophobic aliens from finding humanity's last colony and turned it into a PathOfInspiration with him and his confederates as its Archangels that eventually became the Church of God Awaiting. Merlin Athrawes reluctantly admits that, as bad as Langhorne was, he did what he did thinking it would save humanity and would never have condoned the kinds of methods Clyntahn readily embraces except as an absolute last resort.resort.
* Dies Irae of the ''Song of Dragons'' triology is a man who committed near-total genocide against his own race, humans who can turn into dragons. He alone holds the power to release the nightshades, which are unkillable, untameable [[SealedEvilInACan beings of darkness trapped within an enchanted well]]. Even sealed, they can mess with your mind. But he wisely refuses to release them.
26th Sep '16 9:09:03 AM CurledUpWithDakka
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** In ''Literature/Thunderball'' Blofeld tells his SPECTRE underlings of a successful operation to kidnap a teenage heiress for ransom. However, Blofeld reports that it was discovered the girl was no longer a virgin, taking advantage of by one of her captors. Blofeld not only wrote a note of apology to the family but returned some of the ransom money as they had promised the girl would be returned "unharmed." Blofeld then executes the agent responsible, telling the others that they may be criminals but they still hold to a code of conduct.

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** In ''Literature/Thunderball'' ''Literature/{{Thunderball}}'' Blofeld tells his SPECTRE underlings of a successful operation to kidnap a teenage heiress for ransom. However, Blofeld reports that it was discovered the girl was no longer a virgin, taking advantage of by one of her captors. Blofeld not only wrote a note of apology to the family but returned some of the ransom money as they had promised the girl would be returned "unharmed." Blofeld then executes the agent responsible, telling the others that they may be criminals but they still hold to a code of conduct.
11th Sep '16 9:35:32 PM PaulA
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* In ''Literature/TheTalesOfAlvinMaker'' books by OrsonScottCard there's a quick procession of these with the latest baddies. First is the rather vile riverboat captain, who would not stoop to killing innocent (white) children. He's killed by Mike Fink, who in turn finds that he can't bear to stand and watch while their mutual employer, William Harrison, massacres a village. Finally Harrison, the worst of the three, tells Calvin that while he might be a dirty scumbag, at least ''he'' never sold his own brother out.

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* In ''Literature/TheTalesOfAlvinMaker'' books by OrsonScottCard Creator/OrsonScottCard there's a quick procession of these with the latest baddies. First is the rather vile riverboat captain, who would not stoop to killing innocent (white) children. He's killed by Mike Fink, who in turn finds that he can't bear to stand and watch while their mutual employer, William Harrison, massacres a village. Finally Harrison, the worst of the three, tells Calvin that while he might be a dirty scumbag, at least ''he'' never sold his own brother out.
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