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7th Oct '16 9:06:47 PM JMQwilleran
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* This sort of thinking is possibly [[Literature/PigeonSeries the Pigeon's]] most defining characteristic and generally what drives his behavior, especially things such as complaining about not appearing in the title of ''The Duckling Gets a Cookie?'' and slipping himself into the ''Elephant & Piggie'' titles.
26th Sep '16 4:49:32 AM Andyroid
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** In Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Discworld/MakingMoney'', Pucci Lavish. It would be inaccurate to say that she confesses [[spoiler:at the climax]] -- "confessing" implies admitting to doing ''wrong''. She's considerably closer to bragging.

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** In Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Discworld/MakingMoney'', Pucci Lavish. It would be inaccurate to say that she confesses [[spoiler:at [[spoiler:that her family sold all the climax]] gold in the vaults of the Royal Bank]] -- "confessing" implies admitting to doing ''wrong''. She's considerably closer to bragging.
23rd Sep '16 7:59:14 PM eowynjedi
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* Henry VIII in ''Literature/WolfHall'', mixed with a big dollop of NeverMyFault. Although he can show affection, statesmanship, and piety, at the core he's a selfish and capricious being who only cares about how his own feelings. After he orders Thomas Cromwell to get Anne Boleyn executed, Henry brings out a play he's written and shows it around to people at every opportunity.
-->"A tragedy... my own story."
21st Sep '16 6:01:25 AM NotoriouslySarcastic
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***Petunia would have too, at least in the movie, except the important moment ended up being a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhS9Z13Gyac deleted scene]].
19th Sep '16 8:32:22 PM newblood75
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* Apollo from ''Literature/TheTrialsOfApollo'' is the very definition of this, as well as at least two of his children. Their reaction to finding out their father [[spoiler:is now mortal and will have to complete several dangerous tasks to return to godly status]] is to ask if this will affect their existence or special abilities. And Apollo is ''proud of them for it''.
-->'''Apollo''': It warmed my heart that my children had the right priorities: their skills, their images, their views on YouTube.
20th Jul '16 6:37:00 AM WillBGood
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* In Jack Vance's works, the villains do this more often than not, often in eloquent, even florid, language. They tend to be extremely self-righteous. (When they aren't this trope, they tend to display Moral Myopia.)

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* In Jack Vance's Creator/JackVance's works, the villains do this more often than not, often in eloquent, even florid, language. They tend to be extremely self-righteous. (When they aren't this trope, they tend to display Moral Myopia.MoralMyopia.)
18th Jul '16 9:57:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'', Voldemort complains that his Death Eaters lack loyalty to him, but he has none to them, [[spoiler:making Draco try to assassinate Dumbledore [[strike: despite]] because of the pain his danger causes his parents, and murdering Snape for power]]. He's a [[{{Narcissist}} narcissistic]], [[TheSociopath sociopathic]] dictator and doesn't care about any of his Death Eaters.

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* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'', ''Literature/HarryPotter'':
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Voldemort complains that his Death Eaters lack loyalty to him, but he has none to them, [[spoiler:making Draco try to assassinate Dumbledore [[strike: despite]] because of the pain his danger causes his parents, and murdering Snape for power]]. He's a [[{{Narcissist}} narcissistic]], [[TheSociopath sociopathic]] dictator and doesn't care about any of his Death Eaters.
2nd Apr '16 4:21:41 PM Kid
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*** To put a finer point on it: One book introduces a torture device called the Total Perspective Vortex, which drives the victim insane by showing them just how tiny and insignificant they are compared to the rest of existence. Zaphod walks away from it just fine because, as he sees it, what it showed him was that the universe really '''does''' revolve around him. On the other hand, at the moment he was in a miniature Universe designed to completely envelop him, so the fully-functional Vortex ''did'' work perfectly-in the worst way imaginable.

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*** To put a finer point on it: One book introduces a torture device called the Total Perspective Vortex, which drives the victim insane by showing them just how tiny and insignificant they are compared to the rest of existence. Zaphod walks away from it just fine because, as he sees it, what it showed him was that the universe really '''does''' revolve around him. On the other hand, at the moment he was in a miniature Universe designed to completely envelop him, so the fully-functional Vortex ''did'' work perfectly-in perfectly--in the worst way imaginable.
27th Mar '16 9:34:13 AM Discar
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* 'Franchise/StarWars Episode III: Film/RevengeOfTheSith'':

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* 'Franchise/StarWars ''Franchise/StarWars Episode III: Film/RevengeOfTheSith'':
27th Mar '16 9:33:59 AM Discar
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* The {{novelization}} of ''Franchise/StarWars Episode III: Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' gives Count Dooku this characterization. He views all beings in two categories: assets and threats. Everyone who is not of use to him falls into the latter category.

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* The {{novelization}} of ''Franchise/StarWars 'Franchise/StarWars Episode III: Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' Film/RevengeOfTheSith'':
** [[Literature/RevengeOfTheSith The novelization]]
gives Count Dooku this characterization. He views all beings in two categories: assets and threats. Everyone who is not of use to him falls into the latter category.



--> You killed her because, finally, when you ''could'' have saved her, when you could have gone ''away'' with her, when you could have been thinking about ''her'', you were thinking about ''[[ItsAllAboutMe yourself]]''...
--> It is in this blazing moment that you finally understand the trap of TheDarkSide, [[BeingEvilSucks the final cruelty of the Sith]] --
--> Because [[WeCanRebuildHim now]] your ''self'' [[FateWorseThanDeath is all you will ever have]].

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--> ---> You killed her because, finally, when you ''could'' have saved her, when you could have gone ''away'' with her, when you could have been thinking about ''her'', you were thinking about ''[[ItsAllAboutMe yourself]]''...
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yourself]]''...\\
It is in this blazing moment that you finally understand the trap of TheDarkSide, [[BeingEvilSucks the final cruelty of the Sith]] --
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--\\
Because [[WeCanRebuildHim now]] your ''self'' [[FateWorseThanDeath is all you will ever have]].
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