History EvenEvilHasStandards / Literature

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.
29th Aug '16 10:38:41 AM sgamer82
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-->'''Chardonay:''' George, when you die, be sure to go to Heaven. We can do without your sort where I come from.

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-->'''Chardonay:''' George, when you die, be sure to go to Heaven. We can do without your sort where I come from.from.
* ''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.
28th Aug '16 11:27:09 PM CountDorku
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* In Sophia McDougall's ''Space Hostages'', although [[spoiler:Christa Trommler]] was shown to be a bully to individuals, [[spoiler: even she's unwilling to allow Earth to be enslaved, and fights her father to save it.]]

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* In Sophia McDougall's ''Space Hostages'', although [[spoiler:Christa Trommler]] was shown to be a bully to individuals, [[spoiler: even she's unwilling to allow Earth to be enslaved, and fights her father to save it.]]]]
* The demons in Creator/TomHolt's ''Paint Your Dragon'' may be {{Punch-Clock Villain}}s working in [[CelestialBureaucracy an infernal bureaucracy]], but it still has to be said that their day job is torturing souls. And yet, associating with [[NominalHero George]] makes them feel ill.
-->'''Chardonay:''' George, when you die, be sure to go to Heaven. We can do without your sort where I come from.
26th Aug '16 12:56:26 PM bravo104
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*** It's also revealed that Jaime saved the life of a random smallfolk girl from rapists, who Tyrion would later marry. It initially seems that this was a subversion, as Tyrion reveals the whole thing was faked by Jaime and his father... but [[spoiler: it turns out ''that'' was all a lie, meaning that Jaime did actually save Tysha.]]
8th Aug '16 4:57:55 PM LoisB.Fan
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* Dark elf [[Literature/MalusDarkblade Malus]] [[VillainProtagonist Darkblade]] is a sadistic bloodthirsty spiteful backstabbing opportunist, so it really says something about the [[WarhammerFantasyBattle world]] he lives in that he still finds things there to be genuinly appalled about, such as the way his forest-dwelling cousins mutilate their dark elven slaves - cut out their vocal cords and ears and pluck out their eyes. Mind you, dark elves are very fond of torture as well, but the city-dwellers like Malus would usually finish off their victims after they're done with them, and definitely not force them to drag on such a wretched existance.

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* Dark elf [[Literature/MalusDarkblade Malus]] [[VillainProtagonist Darkblade]] is a sadistic bloodthirsty spiteful backstabbing opportunist, so it really says something about the [[WarhammerFantasyBattle world]] he lives in that he still finds things there to be genuinly appalled about, such as the way his forest-dwelling cousins mutilate their dark elven slaves - cut out their vocal cords and ears and pluck out their eyes. Mind you, dark elves are very fond of torture as well, but the city-dwellers like Malus would usually finish off their victims after they're done with them, and definitely not force them to drag on such a wretched existance.existance.
* In Sophia McDougall's ''Space Hostages'', although [[spoiler:Christa Trommler]] was shown to be a bully to individuals, [[spoiler: even she's unwilling to allow Earth to be enslaved, and fights her father to save it.]]
3rd Aug '16 11:31:10 AM MikeW
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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.
4th Jul '16 3:05:31 PM KeithM
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** It's stated that even at the height of the regime of the People's Republic of Haven, when they were clearly acting as the bad guys in general, anyone engaged in genetic slavery that fell into their hands could expect a short trip out the nearest airlock.
18th Jun '16 2:37:40 AM Gess
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* Dark elf {{Literature/MalusDarkblade Malus}} {{VillainProtagonist Darkblade}} is a sadistic bloodthirsty spiteful backstabbing opportunist, so it really says something about the {{WarhammerFantasyBattle world}} he lives in that he still finds things there to be genuinly appalled about, such as the way his forest-dwelling cousins mutilate their dark elven slaves - cut out their vocal cords and ears and pluck out their eyes. Mind you, dark elves are very fond of torture as well, but the city-dwellers like Malus would usually finish off their victims after they're done with them, and definitely not force them to drag on such a wretched existance.

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* Dark elf {{Literature/MalusDarkblade Malus}} {{VillainProtagonist Darkblade}} [[Literature/MalusDarkblade Malus]] [[VillainProtagonist Darkblade]] is a sadistic bloodthirsty spiteful backstabbing opportunist, so it really says something about the {{WarhammerFantasyBattle world}} [[WarhammerFantasyBattle world]] he lives in that he still finds things there to be genuinly appalled about, such as the way his forest-dwelling cousins mutilate their dark elven slaves - cut out their vocal cords and ears and pluck out their eyes. Mind you, dark elves are very fond of torture as well, but the city-dwellers like Malus would usually finish off their victims after they're done with them, and definitely not force them to drag on such a wretched existance.
18th Jun '16 2:06:55 AM Gess
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* In ''Literature/RobotsAndEmpire'' [[TheDragon Levular Mandamus]] balks at aiding and abetting the mass murder of billions of Earthpeople by [[BigBad Kelden Amadiro]].

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* In ''Literature/RobotsAndEmpire'' [[TheDragon Levular Mandamus]] balks at aiding and abetting the mass murder of billions of Earthpeople by [[BigBad Kelden Amadiro]].Amadiro]].
* Dark elf {{Literature/MalusDarkblade Malus}} {{VillainProtagonist Darkblade}} is a sadistic bloodthirsty spiteful backstabbing opportunist, so it really says something about the {{WarhammerFantasyBattle world}} he lives in that he still finds things there to be genuinly appalled about, such as the way his forest-dwelling cousins mutilate their dark elven slaves - cut out their vocal cords and ears and pluck out their eyes. Mind you, dark elves are very fond of torture as well, but the city-dwellers like Malus would usually finish off their victims after they're done with them, and definitely not force them to drag on such a wretched existance.
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