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28th Aug '17 9:29:54 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Alex Kralie from ''MarbleHornets'' definitely qualifies as one. He murdered Jay, Seth, Sarah, Amy, and a man in Rosswood park, indirectly causing Brian's death, and attempting to murder Tim, Jessica, and Brian, yet he still was just another of The Operator's victims when you get down to it.

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* Alex Kralie from ''MarbleHornets'' ''WebVideo/MarbleHornets'' definitely qualifies as one. He murdered Jay, Seth, Sarah, Amy, and a man in Rosswood park, indirectly causing Brian's death, and attempting to murder Tim, Jessica, and Brian, yet he still was just another of The Operator's victims when you get down to it.
17th Aug '17 9:20:39 PM Berrenta
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->"And it turns out he was a missing person that nobody missed at all."

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->"And ->''And it turns out he was a missing person that nobody missed at all."''
17th Aug '17 9:20:14 PM Berrenta
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->''"I '''love''' hitmen. No matter what you do to them, you don't feel bad."''
-->-- '''Marv''', ''ComicBook/SinCity''

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->''"I '''love''' hitmen. No matter what you do to them, you don't feel bad."''
-->-- '''Marv''', ''ComicBook/SinCity''
->"And it turns out he was a missing person that nobody missed at all."
-->--Music/DixieChicks, "Goodbye, Earl"
8th Jul '17 4:57:28 PM WillBGood
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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}}'', Slaanesh claims all unprotected Eldar souls upon death and subjects them to indescribable torments. It's a little hard to feel sorry for the Eldar Empire since it was their murderous depravity that spawned Slaanesh in the first place. The Craftworld and Exodite Eldar are sympathetic since they were the few Eldar who rejected the hedonism of the rest of the Empire. Indeed, their physical and metaphorical distance from that mess is the reason they survived the initial massacre when Slaanesh was born. The Dark Eldar on the other hand have sunk even further into depravity, placating Slaanesh with the souls and suffering of their victims just so they can have their cake and eat it too. If anyone truly deserved to become Slaanesh's plaything for eternity, it's the Dark Eldar.

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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}}'', ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', Slaanesh claims all unprotected Eldar souls upon death and subjects them to indescribable torments. It's a little hard to feel sorry for the Eldar Empire since it was their murderous depravity that spawned Slaanesh in the first place. The Craftworld and Exodite Eldar are sympathetic since they were the few Eldar who rejected the hedonism of the rest of the Empire. Indeed, their physical and metaphorical distance from that mess is the reason they survived the initial massacre when Slaanesh was born. The Dark Eldar on the other hand have sunk even further into depravity, placating Slaanesh with the souls and suffering of their victims just so they can have their cake and eat it too. If anyone truly deserved to become Slaanesh's plaything for eternity, it's the Dark Eldar.
30th Jun '17 7:49:33 PM Jeduthun
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This trope can show up for a variety of reasons, but a common one is to make the criminal (or NonMaliciousMonster) more sympathetic. This is especially likely if the Asshole Victim's dickery [[TheDogBitesBack is what motivated the criminal to commit the crime in the first place]]. This often occurs in works that feature an AntiHero or VillainProtagonist; their victims are such horrible people that [[BlackAndGrayMorality the protagonist looks heroic by comparison]], and/or StartOfDarkness stories will have the protagonist's first victims be terrible people so they don't lose audience sympathy at the beginning of the tale.

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This trope can show up for a variety of reasons, but a common one is to make the criminal (or NonMaliciousMonster) more sympathetic.into a SympatheticMurderer. This is especially likely if the Asshole Victim's dickery [[TheDogBitesBack is what motivated the criminal to commit the crime in the first place]]. This often occurs in works that feature an AntiHero or VillainProtagonist; their victims are such horrible people that [[BlackAndGrayMorality the protagonist looks heroic by comparison]], and/or StartOfDarkness stories will have the protagonist's first victims be terrible people so they don't lose audience sympathy at the beginning of the tale.
23rd Jun '17 11:17:10 AM GardenGoblin
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* In ''Literature/AWorldLessVisible'', you can be forgiven for being upset Sima's death isn't horrible enough.
23rd Jun '17 11:15:42 AM GardenGoblin
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* In ''Literature/StormOfSouls'', no one is too upset when Brelith gets the dagger he just threw heated into molten metal and flung back into his face.
11th Apr '17 5:24:18 PM NightShade96
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** ''AssholeVictim/ASongOfIceAndFire''


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** ''AssholeVictim/GameOfThrones''
9th Apr '17 9:33:08 AM Discar
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->''"I '''love''' hitmen. No matter what you do to them, you don't feel bad."''\\

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->''"I '''love''' hitmen. No matter what you do to them, you don't feel bad."''\\"''
9th Apr '17 9:32:57 AM Discar
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%% No quotes, please. Use the Quotes page.

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%% ->''"I '''love''' hitmen. No quotes, please. Use the Quotes page.
matter what you do to them, you don't feel bad."''\\
-->-- '''Marv''', ''ComicBook/SinCity''
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