History KnightTemplar / ComicBooks

30th Apr '16 7:34:50 AM StFan
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* ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}''

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* ''ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'' has several examples:
** The Decepticon Justice Division are absolutely devoted to the Decepticon cause; they name themselves after the first five conquered cities, and their leader, Tarn, even quotes Megatron's inspirational lines. Their job is to kill Decepticons who are disloyal, cowardly, or disagrees with their goal. This eventually even comes to include ''Megatron himself'', after his renouncing of Decepticonism and defection to the Autobots following the events of ComicBook/DarkCybertron. Though when Tarn first learns of this, he briefly suffers from a VillainousBreakdown and [[DeathSeeker attempt suicide]], but the DJD's newest member, Nickel, restores his faith in the Decepticon cause and causes him to believe that the ideals they stand for are bigger than anyone, even the one who thought them up to begin with.

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* ''ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'' ''ComicBook/TheTransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'' has several examples:
** The Decepticon Justice Division are absolutely devoted to the Decepticon cause; they name themselves after the first five conquered cities, and their leader, Tarn, even quotes Megatron's inspirational lines. Their job is to kill Decepticons who are disloyal, cowardly, or disagrees with their goal. This eventually even comes to include ''Megatron himself'', after his renouncing of Decepticonism and defection to the Autobots following the events of ComicBook/DarkCybertron.''ComicBook/TheTransformersDarkCybertron''. Though when Tarn first learns of this, he briefly suffers from a VillainousBreakdown and [[DeathSeeker attempt suicide]], but the DJD's newest member, Nickel, restores his faith in the Decepticon cause and causes him to believe that the ideals they stand for are bigger than anyone, even the one who thought them up to begin with.
1st Apr '16 2:05:49 PM ObsidianFire
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* In ''ComicBook/EastOfWest'' this trope is pleasantly avoided by the Ranger who seizes power, kills off the criminal and the corrupted and promptly relinquishes power and retires. GenreSavvy at its best.

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* In ''ComicBook/EastOfWest'' this trope is pleasantly avoided by the Ranger who seizes power, kills off the criminal and the corrupted and promptly relinquishes power and retires. GenreSavvy at its best.
31st Mar '16 4:15:36 PM SamuraiMarmoset
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** The Decepticon Justice Division are absolutely devoted to the Decepticon cause; they name themselves after the first five conquered cities, and their leader, Tarn, even quotes Megatron's inspirational lines. Their job is to kill Decepticons who are disloyal, cowardly, or disagrees with their goal.

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** The Decepticon Justice Division are absolutely devoted to the Decepticon cause; they name themselves after the first five conquered cities, and their leader, Tarn, even quotes Megatron's inspirational lines. Their job is to kill Decepticons who are disloyal, cowardly, or disagrees with their goal. This eventually even comes to include ''Megatron himself'', after his renouncing of Decepticonism and defection to the Autobots following the events of ComicBook/DarkCybertron. Though when Tarn first learns of this, he briefly suffers from a VillainousBreakdown and [[DeathSeeker attempt suicide]], but the DJD's newest member, Nickel, restores his faith in the Decepticon cause and causes him to believe that the ideals they stand for are bigger than anyone, even the one who thought them up to begin with.
29th Mar '16 11:24:57 AM Homemaderat
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* Baron Zemo became one after his so-called reform in ''{{Thunderbolts}}''. Zemo crafts elaborate plans to take over the world, but every one is a dressed-up EvilPlan that involves removing free choice from humanity. Furthermore, most of these plans involve Zemo giving himself [[AGodAmI godlike powers]], and he expects everybody to trust him with such power despite his past attempts to take over the world.

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* Baron Zemo became one after his so-called reform in ''{{Thunderbolts}}''. Zemo crafts elaborate plans to take over the world, but every one is a dressed-up EvilPlan that involves removing free choice world which he claims are actually to save it. Problem of course being they all still look and sound like an EvilPlan. This runs the mile of stealing power from humanity. Furthermore, most of these plans involve Zemo giving nations he feels too stupid to wield them, making a machine to easily destroy all nuclear weapons, and lastly to instill himself with [[AGodAmI godlike powers]], powers]] to change the world for the better. This last one blows up in his face when his teammate betrays him in revenge and he expects everybody to trust just plain not trusting him with such power despite his past attempts to take over actually mean the world."for the better" part.
15th Mar '16 10:37:00 AM DrPsyche
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* ''ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'' has three main examples:

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* ''ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'' has three main several examples:



** Star Saber is a known religious nut who once proposed destroying all non-believers. With RobotReligion getting a big showing here, [[TheFundamentalist fundamentalists]] think he's mental and kicked him out of their group. Now he works for the final example in the series...

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** Star Saber is a known religious nut who once proposed destroying all non-believers. With RobotReligion getting a big showing here, [[TheFundamentalist fundamentalists]] think he's mental and kicked him out of their group. Now he works for the final next example in the series...


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** [[spoiler:Getaway]] was gradually revealed as this. [[spoiler: A member of the Diplomatic Corps.]] He would perform odd-jobs for the Autobot's resident manipulator Prowl. [[spoiler:Getaway]] made a lot of friends with his easy charm, but beneath that friendly exterior is a violent fanaticism. The Autobot cause is noble and just, and when Megatron makes a HeelFaceTurn, that's when he takes matters into his own hands. From trying to get the naive Tailgate killed by Megatron to prompt an execution, to ultimately [[spoiler:unleashing a months long gambit to have Megatron and anyone willing to give him a second chance, sentenced to death at the hands of the DJD]]. After all the civilizations he ruined, Megatron is the enemy and anyone who sides with him can burn with him.
12th Mar '16 8:05:56 AM zealots
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12th Mar '16 8:05:54 AM zealots
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** Another notable admirer of Cardiac is none other than Otto Octavius, who met the vigilante while going through something of a Templar phase himself as the ''ComicBook/SuperiorSpiderMan''. Originally outraged when Cardiac stole one of his old inventions, Otto had a quick change of heart when he learned what Cardiac [[HealthcareMotivation planned to use it]] [[LittlestCancerPatient for]], and the team-up produced what was arguably Otto's most redeeming PetTheDog moment in the entire run.

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** Another notable admirer of Cardiac is none other than Otto Octavius, who met the vigilante while going through something of a Templar phase himself as the ''ComicBook/SuperiorSpiderMan''.ComicBook/SuperiorSpiderMan. Originally outraged when Cardiac stole one of his old inventions, Otto had a quick change of heart when he learned what Cardiac [[HealthcareMotivation planned to use it]] [[LittlestCancerPatient for]], and the team-up produced what was arguably Otto's most redeeming PetTheDog moment in the entire run.
12th Mar '16 8:04:18 AM zealots
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** Another notable admirer of Cardiac is none other than Otto Octavius, who met the vigilante while going through something of a Templar phase himself as the ''ComicBook/SuperiorSpiderMan''. Originally outraged when Cardiac stole one of his old inventions, Otto had a quick change of heart when he learned what Cardiac [[HealthcareMotivation planned to use it]] [[LittlestCancerPatient for]], and the team-up produced what was arguably Otto's most redeeming PetTheDog moment in the entire run.



** Superboy-Prime gradually turns into a Knight Templar throughout ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'', as Earth-Prime and its heroes were too amoral for him, albeit one of the decidedly hypocritical variety -- in his NoHoldsBarredBeatdown of the ''Comicbook/TeenTitans'', he memorably rants about how amoral and corrupt they are while ''literally ripping them limb from limb''.

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** Superboy-Prime gradually turns into a Knight Templar throughout ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'', as Earth-Prime and its heroes were too amoral for him, albeit one of the decidedly hypocritical variety -- in his NoHoldsBarredBeatdown of the ''Comicbook/TeenTitans'', Comicbook/TeenTitans, he memorably rants about how amoral and corrupt they are while ''literally ripping them limb from limb''.



** Even more so Magneto's right-hand man [[Really700YearsOld Exodus]], who gets bonus KnightTemplar points for being an ''actual'' knight during the Third Crusade.
** A lot of the [[MugglePower mutant-hating]] human villains, who quite sincerely fear that the super-human mutants seek to replace humanity as the planet's dominant species. (It probably doesn't help that various mutant supervillains seem dead set on [[BewareTheSuperman proving them right]].) Some of them will go to [[FinalSolution extreme lengths]] to make the world safe for humanity. One good example is the semi-obscure villain Steven Lang, who will calmly and seriously tell a young mutant girl to her face that he's sorry, but she has to die.

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** Even more so Magneto's right-hand man [[Really700YearsOld [[Characters/XMenBrotherhoodOfMutants Exodus]], who gets bonus KnightTemplar Templar points for being an ''actual'' knight templar during the [[UsefulNotes/TheCrusades Third Crusade.
Crusade]].
** A lot of the [[MugglePower mutant-hating]] human villains, who quite sincerely fear that the super-human mutants seek to replace humanity as the planet's dominant species. (It probably doesn't help that various mutant supervillains seem dead set on [[BewareTheSuperman proving them right]].) Some of them will go to [[FinalSolution extreme lengths]] to make the world safe for humanity. One good example is the semi-obscure villain Steven Stephen Lang, who will calmly and seriously tell a young mutant girl to her face that he's sorry, but she has to die.
5th Mar '16 3:45:28 AM Morgenthaler
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** The Democracy movement eventually resorted to acts of domestic terrorism in an attempt to oust the Judges. During the "Total War" arc, they used stolen nuclear devices to force the Judges to step down, blowing up the city one sector at a time until they cave.
30th Dec '15 2:17:27 PM Anddrix
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** The {{Elseworld}} story ''ComicBook/SupermanRedSon'' features a Kal-El who lands in Soviet Russia, is brought up as the son of Stalin, and encompasses the world in a prosperous but tightly controlled dictatorship, which deals with dissidents using robotic mind-control on the basis that, [[TechnicalPacifist hey, it's better than]] ''[[ThouShaltNotKill killing]]'' them! In the end, [[spoiler:SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor defeats him by writing him a letter: "I'm distilling everything Superman hates and fears about himself into a '''''[[BoldInflation single sentence]].'''''" The contents of the letter: "Why don't you just put the whole WORLD in a BOTTLE, Superman?" Unusual for most Knight Templar characters, this works, and Superman breaks down and cries, realizing that he's no different from Brainiac, who shrunk down cities and put them in bottles -- the only thing Superman wasn't able to undo.]]

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** The {{Elseworld}} story ''ComicBook/SupermanRedSon'' features a Kal-El who lands in Soviet Russia, is brought up as the son of Stalin, and encompasses the world in a prosperous but tightly controlled dictatorship, which deals with dissidents using robotic mind-control on the basis that, [[TechnicalPacifist hey, it's better than]] ''[[ThouShaltNotKill killing]]'' them! In the end, [[spoiler:SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor [[spoiler:ComicBook/LexLuthor defeats him by writing him a letter: "I'm distilling everything Superman hates and fears about himself into a '''''[[BoldInflation single sentence]].'''''" The contents of the letter: "Why don't you just put the whole WORLD in a BOTTLE, Superman?" Unusual for most Knight Templar characters, this works, and Superman breaks down and cries, realizing that he's no different from Brainiac, who shrunk down cities and put them in bottles -- the only thing Superman wasn't able to undo.]]
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