History KnightTemplar / ComicBooks

3rd Aug '17 3:15:28 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/NemesisTheWarlock'': Torquemada fully believes that his genocidal crusades to purge the universe of all alien life and ruling humanity through terror is the 'right' thing to do. Noted by the man himself in a 2000 AD pin-up after winning The Eagle Award for best comic villain of 1984:
-->'''Torquemada:''' ''"Villain"''? This vile slur on my good name shall be avenged!
27th Jun '17 1:31:55 PM CynicalBastardo
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** SJS Judge Pin went around [[SlashedThroat slitting the throats]] and taking the helmets of judges she felt were unworthy of the badge.
20th Jun '17 4:02:44 AM Morgenthaler
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** Judge Death takes this to its [[LogicalFallacies "logical"]] extreme: [[LogicalFallacies since all crimes are committed by the living, then life itself should be considered a crime]]. As his CatchPhrase goes, "The crime is life. The sentence is DEATH." Because of their missionary zeal and love of killing, the Dark Judges have a disturbing habit of calling their enemies "evildoers". Enemies as in the human Judges who try to stop the foursome from sadistically slaughtering the entire population of their city.

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** Judge Death takes this to its [[LogicalFallacies "logical"]] extreme: [[LogicalFallacies since all crimes are committed by the living, then life itself should be considered a crime]]. As his CatchPhrase goes, "The crime is life. The sentence is DEATH." Because of their missionary zeal and love of killing, the The Dark Judges sometimes have a disturbing habit of calling trouble comprehending why all those "sinners" they lovingly murder aren't practically lining up for the slaughter. In their enemies "evildoers". Enemies as in the human Judges who try to stop the foursome eyes, Judge Dredd himself is a criminal since he's continually stopping them from sadistically slaughtering the entire population of bringing their city.own version of the law to Mega City One.
11th May '17 1:27:57 PM DrPsyche
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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.

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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 die with him.him.
** The Functionist Council were a group of fanatics who took MeasuringTheMarigolds to the extreme with their attempts to classify and segregate society based on which alt-modes were the most useful. Though they died early on in the main timeline the characters visit an alt-timeline where the Functionists took over. They've turned the world into a dystopia and constantly kill off entire groups of Transformers who they believe cannot fulfill a purpose. They've got delusional god complexes and anything diverting from their ideal of perfection they have destroyed as they see it as an affront to their god Primus. Their grand plan was to recycle most of the population into mindless kill-bots so they could wage galactic genocide and destroy all that they decreed incongruous with their beliefs.
22nd Apr '17 9:08:44 AM RoninMacbeth
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* ''ComicBook/IronMan'' became one of these during and after ''ComicBook/CivilWar''. This need not have happened; both sides were intended to have valid points, but the Editors failed to realise that some of the writers agreed with the Anti-Registration side, so they just [[StrawCharacter kept penning atrocity after atrocity.]] The main book had him (illegally) clone a god and set him on his former friends, resulting in the death of one. Moreover, the atrocities that didn't involve Iron Man, such as arresting ComicBook/CaptainAmerica for refusing to enforce something that isn't a law under the orders of someone who has no authority over him, also took place in the main book. It was a Knight Templar orgy from the beginning.

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* ''ComicBook/IronMan'' became one of these during and after ''ComicBook/CivilWar''. This need not have happened; both sides were intended to have valid points, but the Editors failed to realise that some of the writers agreed with the Anti-Registration side, so they just [[StrawCharacter kept penning atrocity after atrocity.]] The main book had him (illegally) clone a god and set him on his former friends, resulting in the death of one.Bill Foster, aka Goliath. Moreover, the atrocities that didn't involve Iron Man, such as arresting ComicBook/CaptainAmerica for refusing to enforce something that isn't a law under the orders of someone who has no authority over him, also took place in the main book. It was a Knight Templar orgy from the beginning.
16th Feb '17 12:14:22 PM Scorntex
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* ''ComicBook/TheUltimates2015:'' Master Order, anthropomorphic personification of order, starts turning into one [[spoiler:after Galactus attains his true purpose. Insisting this disrupts the status quo, Order tries forcing him to change back, and Galactus responds by punching his teeth out. The next time Order reappears, he's nursing a grudge, demanding Galactus change back, and when the Living Tribunal decides he doesn't have to, Order murders it, and merges with his brother Chaos to form a misshapen thing called Logos, which decides to start enforcing its idea of order on the universe by force.]] Galactus does try pointing out something is making Order act this way, but by the time he does it's a little too late.
11th Dec '16 2:48:24 PM Morgenthaler
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* In the indie graphic novel ''ComicBook/{{Artesia}}'', there are the Templars of Agall. These guys worship a patriarchal New God, calling those still dedicated to the matriarchal Old Goddesses heretics. It's their Islik-given duty to protect His church and slay those that oppose them. They have no respect for powerful women like the main character, and in their eyes, any woman who even seems to be dabbling in magic or herbalism deserves to be burned as a witch. Not very nice guys. And they happen to be pretty {{Badass}}.

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* In the indie graphic novel ''ComicBook/{{Artesia}}'', there are the Templars of Agall. These guys worship a patriarchal New God, calling those still dedicated to the matriarchal Old Goddesses heretics. It's their Islik-given duty to protect His church and slay those that oppose them. They have no respect for powerful women like the main character, and in their eyes, any woman who even seems to be dabbling in magic or herbalism deserves to be burned as a witch. Not very nice guys. And they happen to be pretty {{Badass}}.badass.
19th Aug '16 11:17:42 AM TheNerevarine
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* {{ComicBook/Crimson}} had appropriately enough, [[UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar are an organization devoted to destroying all monsters, regardless if they are good or evil. They capture TheChosenOne fated to save the world, and subject him to torture for being a vampire before trying to execute him. Their elite members, the Order of the Dragon, are somehow even '''worse''' because they hunt ''angels'' along with monsters, harvesting their body parts, turning it into drugs to enhance themselves in combat. Their logic is that the Heaven has sent angels to help them fight darklings, so its their reward to use them as any way they see fit.

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* {{ComicBook/Crimson}} had appropriately {{ComicBook/Crimson}}:
** Appropriately
enough, [[UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar are an organization devoted to destroying all monsters, regardless if they are good or evil. They capture TheChosenOne fated to save the world, and subject him to torture for being a vampire before trying to execute him. Their elite members, the Order of the Dragon, are somehow even '''worse''' because they hunt ''angels'' along with monsters, harvesting their body parts, turning it into drugs to enhance themselves in combat. Their logic is that the Heaven has sent angels to help them fight darklings, so its their reward to use them as any way they see fit.
** Not that the angels themselves are any better. Specifically, the Angelic Host composed of six Archangels visit mortals during Christmas to dispense judgment on them, punishing [[AllCrimesAreEqual an AIDS victim the same way as a mother who allowed her daughter to die in the cold]]. They nearly execute the main protagonist for being a vampire too if it wasn't for the timely arrival of {{Satan}}, who voted to spare him. Its quite telling how much of an assholes the angels are that the freakin' Devil looks nice in comparison.
19th Aug '16 11:05:55 AM TheNerevarine
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* The Five Mages in ''ComicBook/{{Birthright}}''. They are a group of magic users devoted to fight against [[EvilOverlord God-King Lore]], a demonic tyrant that covered their world [[AnotherDimension Terrenos]] in darkness. However, because the fight dragged for too long and concluding the fight against Lore was lost, they moved on to Earth, took up human identities and had set up a barrier between both worlds to prevent Lore from invading Earth and doing the same thing he did to their world. They are absolutely zealous in preserving the barrier and they will use any measure available to stop Lore's agent on Earth such as threatening their innocent loved ones, summoning cleansing spirits with the propensity to cause collateral damage and butchering a group of police officers that were working with them just so that their murders can be pined on Lore's agent and turn them into national-level terrorists.

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* The Five Mages in ''ComicBook/{{Birthright}}''. They are a group of magic users devoted to fight against [[EvilOverlord God-King Lore]], a demonic tyrant that covered their world [[AnotherDimension Terrenos]] in darkness. However, because they abandoned the fight world after the fighting dragged out for too long and concluding that the fight against Lore struggle was lost, they moved on to Earth, took up human identities and had set up a barrier between both worlds to prevent Lore from invading Earth and doing the same thing he did to their world. They are absolutely zealous in preserving the barrier and they will use any measure available to stop Lore's agent on Earth such as threatening their innocent loved ones, summoning cleansing spirits with the propensity to cause collateral damage and butchering a group of police officers that were working with them just so that their murders can be pined on Lore's agent and turn them into national-level terrorists.terrorists.
* {{ComicBook/Crimson}} had appropriately enough, [[UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar are an organization devoted to destroying all monsters, regardless if they are good or evil. They capture TheChosenOne fated to save the world, and subject him to torture for being a vampire before trying to execute him. Their elite members, the Order of the Dragon, are somehow even '''worse''' because they hunt ''angels'' along with monsters, harvesting their body parts, turning it into drugs to enhance themselves in combat. Their logic is that the Heaven has sent angels to help them fight darklings, so its their reward to use them as any way they see fit.
15th Jul '16 4:54:09 AM TheNerevarine
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* The Five Mages in ''ComicBook/{{Birthright}}''. They are a group of magic users devoted to fight against [[EvilOverlord God-King Lore]], a demonic tyrant that covered their world [[AnotherDimension Terrenos]] in darkness. However, because the fight dragged for too long and concluding the fight against Lore was lost, they moved on to Earth, took up human identities and had set up a barrier between both worlds to prevent Lore from invading Earth and doing the same thing he did to their world. They are absolutely zealous in preserving the barrier and they will use any measure available to stop Lore's agent on Earth such as threatening their innocent loved ones, summoning cleansing spirits with the propensity to cause collateral damage and butchering a group of police officers that were working with them just so that their murders can be pined on Lore's agent and turn them into national-level terrorists.
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