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1st Feb '16 10:29:13 AM Tyk5919
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* ''Literature/OutOfPosition'' has Brian, who's very bitter towards Dev and football players after he was a victim of a gay bashing led by a few football players. His excuse is only justified in the first novel, however; by ''Divisions'' and ''Uncovered'', he's a BitchInSheepsClothing and an AttentionWhore, and his hatred against Dev and Lee goes to a personal level.
30th Jan '16 3:35:24 PM intastiel
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** Harry's aunt Petunia hates, ''hates'' wizards in general and her witch sister Lily in particular. Then we see when Lily got her acceptance letter to Hogwarts, Petunia got a letter too, telling her she wasn't a witch...
that's not techinally true. She only GOT a letter after she wrote a letter asking to go to the "magic school"

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** Harry's aunt Petunia hates, ''hates'' wizards in general despises magic and wizards, thanks in large part to having her witch childhood [[ParentalFavoritism overshadowed]] by her magical sister Lily in particular. Then we see when Lily got her acceptance Lily, getting a rejection letter from Hogwarts when she asked to Hogwarts, Petunia join Lily there, and [[NeverGotToSayGoodbye losing her estranged sister]] to a magical shadow war that she barely got a letter too, telling her she wasn't a witch...
that's not techinally true. She only GOT a letter after she wrote a letter asking
to go to the "magic school"
learn about.
24th Jan '16 2:41:35 PM PrincessCornflower
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that's not techinally true. She only GOT a letter after she wrote a letter asking to go to the "magic school"
11th Jan '16 6:27:36 AM ShorinBJ
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* Frank Benett from ''Literature/FriedGreenTomatoesAtTheWhistleStopCafe'' bases his hatred towards women purely on the fact that he saw his beloved mother having an affair with his uncle as a child. Ever since, he beats and rapes women, never wanting to change.

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* Frank Benett Bennett from ''Literature/FriedGreenTomatoesAtTheWhistleStopCafe'' bases his hatred towards women purely on the fact that he saw his beloved mother having an affair with his uncle as a child. Ever since, he beats and rapes women, never wanting to change.



** Invoked and consciously averted with Voldemort. His upbringing as an orphan was far from ideal, but others (most notably Harry himself) were brought up in worse conditions without using it as an excuse to become Wizard Hitler.

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** Invoked and consciously averted with Voldemort. His upbringing as an orphan was far from ideal, but others (most notably Harry himself) were brought up in worse conditions without using it as an excuse to become Wizard Hitler. And it's pretty clear he was just born a sociopath.
20th Dec '15 4:19:39 PM intastiel
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* The MadGod Torak, BigBad of the ''Literature/{{Belgariad}}'', declared war on the other gods, rearranged the continents in a temper tantrum, established himself as GodEmperor of half the world, and leads a ReligionOfEvil based on large-scale HumanSacrifice. Underneath his massive ego is the crushing knowledge that his existence is a cosmic mistake and the universe is just waiting to replace him with the god it ''intended'' to create. Garion [[BreakThemByTalking defeats him]] by telling him that for all his power, there isn't a single soul in the world who loves him.
1st Nov '15 3:39:57 AM catmuto
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* In the novel ''Literature/BattleRoyale'', Mitsuko Soma is a cold-blooded killer who uses her sex appeal to manipulate the male students into dropping their guard, all so she can win the game. Late in the novel, her background is revealed to [[spoiler: have started with her mother ''selling Mitsuko into prostitution, when she was very young''. Repeatedly. When Mitsuko began to trust and rely on a teacher, ''he'' began to sexually assault her, Mitsuko's friend saw and started the rumor of Mitsuko being a slut]]. The narration states that Mitsuko has been 'dead inside' for years and one clearly feels sympathy for her, but this nonetheless never excuses her early behavior.
21st Oct '15 3:23:04 PM eowynjedi
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* Prince Marek of ''Literature/{{Uprooted}}'' is an extremely nasty individual who tries to rape Agnieszka in his first appearance, then spends the rest of the book manipulating her and the Dragon into making a suicidal and expensive trip into the malicious Wood--but he's doing so in hopes of saving his mother, who was abducted and lost there when he was eight years old. While his motive is sympathetic, nobody really excuses his self-centered actions because he's now a grown man wasting dozens (and eventually thousands) of lives on an unrealistic fantasy.

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* Prince Marek of ''Literature/{{Uprooted}}'' is an extremely nasty individual who tries to rape Agnieszka in his first appearance, then spends the rest of the book manipulating strongarming her and the Dragon into making a suicidal and expensive trip into the malicious Wood--but he's doing so in hopes of saving his mother, who was abducted and lost there when he was eight years old. While his motive is sympathetic, nobody really excuses his self-centered actions because he's now a grown man wasting dozens (and eventually thousands) of lives on an unrealistic fantasy.
21st Oct '15 3:18:37 PM eowynjedi
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* In the ''Literature/{{Temeraire}}'' series, most Europeans regard [[BeastOfBattle dragons]] in general as [[FantasticRacism savage bloodthirsty creatures barely kept in check by their handlers]]. The eighth book ''Blood of Tyrants'' reveal that Russian dragons (especially the heavyweight ones) live down the these expectations... [[spoiler: then we see that they spend their formative years pinioned, half-starved at best, and largely treated with the sort of abuse that would make most humans psychotic]].

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* In the ''Literature/{{Temeraire}}'' series, most Europeans regard [[BeastOfBattle dragons]] in general as [[FantasticRacism savage bloodthirsty creatures barely kept in check by their handlers]]. The eighth book ''Blood of Tyrants'' reveal that Russian dragons (especially the heavyweight ones) live down the these expectations... [[spoiler: then we see that they spend their formative years pinioned, half-starved at best, and largely treated with the sort of abuse that would make most humans psychotic]].psychotic]].
* Prince Marek of ''Literature/{{Uprooted}}'' is an extremely nasty individual who tries to rape Agnieszka in his first appearance, then spends the rest of the book manipulating her and the Dragon into making a suicidal and expensive trip into the malicious Wood--but he's doing so in hopes of saving his mother, who was abducted and lost there when he was eight years old. While his motive is sympathetic, nobody really excuses his self-centered actions because he's now a grown man wasting dozens (and eventually thousands) of lives on an unrealistic fantasy.
1st Oct '15 5:02:26 PM HighCrate
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** Invoked and consciously averted with Voldemort. His upbringing as an orphan was far from ideal, but others (most notably Harry himself) were brought up in worse conditions without using it as an excuse to become Wizard Hitler. [[spoiler: It's also implied that Voldemort is unable to feel love and compassion because he was conceived through Merope Gaunt using a Love Potion on Tom Riddle, Sr.]]

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** Invoked and consciously averted with Voldemort. His upbringing as an orphan was far from ideal, but others (most notably Harry himself) were brought up in worse conditions without using it as an excuse to become Wizard Hitler. [[spoiler: It's also implied that Voldemort is unable to feel love and compassion because he was conceived through Merope Gaunt using a Love Potion on Tom Riddle, Sr.]]
6th Aug '15 6:45:49 AM catmuto
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* Frank Benett from ''Literature/FriedGreenTomatoesAtTheWhistleStopCafe'' bases his hatred towards women purely on the fact that he saw his beloved mother having an affair with his uncle as a child. Ever since, he beats and rapes women, never wanting to change.
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