History EvenEvilHasStandards / Theater

24th May '16 10:42:02 AM ZarbiNerada
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* In the ''Hecuba'' of Creator/{{Euripides}}, Agamemnon may be a war criminal, but when he learns that Polymestor, to whose care Priam and Hecuba had entrusted their youngest son, had murdered him when Troy fell, he was appalled at so horrid a breach of SacredHospitality. Despite Polymestor's attempts to frame it as a service to the Greek forces, Agamemnon told Polymestor to accept Hecuba's revenge as his just due.
23rd Nov '15 12:44:35 PM Morgenthaler
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* Mad Padraic, the titular character from ''TheLieutenantOfInishmore'', is a strange subversion. He is first introduced torturing a drug dealer who sells drugs to children. The subversion occurs when it turns out that the drugs he sells are only marijuana, the children are students at the local technical university, and that what Padraic is mad about is not him selling drugs to children, but not restricting his sales to ''Protestant'' children.

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* Mad Padraic, the titular character from ''TheLieutenantOfInishmore'', ''Theatre/TheLieutenantOfInishmore'', is a strange subversion. He is first introduced torturing a drug dealer who sells drugs to children. The subversion occurs when it turns out that the drugs he sells are only marijuana, the children are students at the local technical university, and that what Padraic is mad about is not him selling drugs to children, but not restricting his sales to ''Protestant'' children.
22nd Nov '15 4:54:16 PM Prfnoff
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* Differing greatly from his portrayal in the book, Fagin from ''Oliver!'' is far more AffablyEvil and is increasingly horrified by Bill Sykes's brutality. It's best summed up in his song ''Reviewing the Situation'':

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* Differing greatly from his portrayal in the book, Fagin from ''Oliver!'' ''Theatre/{{Oliver}}'' is far more AffablyEvil and is increasingly horrified by Bill Sykes's brutality. It's best summed up in his song ''Reviewing the Situation'':



* In ''InheritTheWind'': Matthew Brady may be an anti-intellectual religious opportunist persecuting a free-thinking teacher, but when a hateful pastor curses the teacher at a prayer meeting and condemns his own daughter for defending him, Brady publicly tells the Pastor to back off from his tirade.

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* In ''InheritTheWind'': ''Theatre/InheritTheWind'': Matthew Brady may be an anti-intellectual religious opportunist persecuting a free-thinking teacher, but when a hateful pastor curses the teacher at a prayer meeting and condemns his own daughter for defending him, Brady publicly tells the Pastor to back off from his tirade.


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* In ''Theatre/TwistedTheUntoldStoryOfARoyalVizier'', Disney villains are singing about their reasonable goals or sympathetic motives that have been [[WrittenByTheWinners distorted in the retelling]]. Except one:
--> '''Cruella deVille:''' I only wished to to have a coat made out of puppies!\\
'''Others:''' Ewwwww.\\
'''Others:''' Just ''leave''!\\
'''Jafar:''' Why would you do that?\\
'''Others:''' That's insane!\\
'''Others:''' Get out!
4th Jan '15 4:14:23 AM captainmarkle
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* The British BlackComedy piece Theatre/GreatBritain is mostly comprised of morally ambiguous characters, but they mostly have ''some'' limits. Almost all of them are due to [[VillainProtagonist Paige Britain]] becoming more vile and ruthless.

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* The British BlackComedy piece Theatre/GreatBritain ''Theatre/GreatBritain'' is mostly comprised of morally ambiguous characters, but they mostly have ''some'' limits. Almost all of them are due to [[VillainProtagonist Paige Britain]] becoming more vile and ruthless.


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** In a tragically misguided case of this trope, [[spoiler:some inmates at Broadmoor murder Kieron Mills, believing him to have sold his kids to a paedophile. In reality, he was ''completely'' innocent and only vindicated posthumously]].
3rd Jan '15 3:59:48 PM captainmarkle
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* The British BlackComedy piece Theatre/GreatBritain is mostly comprised of morally ambiguous characters, but they mostly have ''some'' limits. Almost all of them are due to [[VillainProtagonist Paige Britain]] becoming more vile and ruthless.
** Assistant Commissioner Donald Doyle Davison may be something of a DirtyCop, but he's not a racist, and he encourages a racist officer to go to a course on tolerance. More seriously, he's horrified to find out that [[spoiler:his cooperation with Free Press resulted in the arrest and subsequent murder of the innocent Kieron, leading to his cutting off all links with Paige and subsequent resignation]].
** The staff of "Free Press" generally have no problem exposing the dirty secrets of celebrities, viewing it as "just business". They draw the line at two things, however- they are outraged by Paige [[spoiler:letting Scarlett starve to death so that they can have exclusive rights to her death story]], and the news that [[spoiler:their sting operation went ''horribly'' wrong]] causes at least one of them to try and resign.
20th Aug '14 5:02:28 AM Divra
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*** The play could be considered a deconstruction of the concept. It is quite clear that the author thinks that being unwilling to hurt a cat when you have repeatedly and without remorse killed and tortured human does not mean you have morals, it just means you're a hypocrite on top of being a psychopath.

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*** The play could be considered a deconstruction of the concept. It is quite clear that the author thinks that being unwilling to hurt a cat when you have repeatedly and without remorse killed and tortured human people does not mean you have morals, it just means you're a hypocrite on top of being a psychopath.
20th Aug '14 5:02:00 AM Divra
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*** The play could be considered a deconstruction of the concept. It is quite clear that the author thinks that being unwilling to hurt a cat when you have repeatedly and without remorse killed and tortured human beings is not having standards, it's just being a psychopath.

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*** The play could be considered a deconstruction of the concept. It is quite clear that the author thinks that being unwilling to hurt a cat when you have repeatedly and without remorse killed and tortured human beings is does not having standards, it's mean you have morals, it just means you're a hypocrite on top of being a psychopath.
11th Aug '14 1:59:48 AM Divra
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*** The play could be considered a deconstruction of the concept. It is quite clear that the author thinks that being unwilling to hurt a cat when you have repeatedly and without remorse killed and tortured human beings is not having standards, it's just being a psychopath.
13th Jul '14 11:00:23 PM HamburgerTime
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* ''Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'' will not kill in front of a child. Some productions play it as PragmaticVillainy (he only kills people who won't leave relatives or witnesses), but most imply he was reminded of his own stolen life before he turned to evil.
13th Jul '14 10:59:05 PM HamburgerTime
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* ''Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'' will not kill in front of a child. Some productions play it as PragmaticVillainy (he only kills people who won't leave relatives or witnesses), but most imply he was reminded of his own stolen life before he turned to evil.
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