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17th Jul '16 7:25:11 PM Doug86
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* ''Film/TheImaginariumOfDoctorParnassus'' brings us [[spoiler: Tony. He's introduced as a likeable chap who has a gift for bringing people in to be enlightened in the titular imaginarium. It's shown that he was involved in some sort of scandal about a children's charity, but he still comes off as a LoveableRogue. Then it's revealed that he was selling the children's organs on the black market. The man triggers an EvenEvilHasStandards reaction in the Devil himself.]]

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* ''Film/TheImaginariumOfDoctorParnassus'' brings us [[spoiler: Tony. He's introduced as a likeable chap who has a gift for bringing people in to be enlightened in the titular imaginarium. It's shown that he was involved in some sort of scandal about a children's charity, but he still comes off as a LoveableRogue.LovableRogue. Then it's revealed that he was selling the children's organs on the black market. The man triggers an EvenEvilHasStandards reaction in the Devil himself.]]



** Edmund in ''Theatre/KingLear''. He starts off as somewhere between a LoveableRogue and a MagnificentBastard (literally), then, just as the audience is rooting for him and his EvilPlan and wondering if he's shaping up to be an AntiHero, they're hit with a real KickTheDog moment, and confronted with their MisaimedFandom, when his scheming leads to the Duke of Cornwall gouging out the eyes of Edmund's own aged father, on-stage.

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** Edmund in ''Theatre/KingLear''. He starts off as somewhere between a LoveableRogue LovableRogue and a MagnificentBastard (literally), then, just as the audience is rooting for him and his EvilPlan and wondering if he's shaping up to be an AntiHero, they're hit with a real KickTheDog moment, and confronted with their MisaimedFandom, when his scheming leads to the Duke of Cornwall gouging out the eyes of Edmund's own aged father, on-stage.
15th Jul '16 9:15:46 AM LondonKdS
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* In the ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine'' comic strips, Count Jodafra is introduced as Destrii's kindly uncle, a LovableRogue, and the only one of her horrible family who she likes. He gradually is revealed as more and more evil, until in his final appearance he tries to feed some innocent children to an EldritchAbomination in exchange for magic powers, and savagely beats Destrii and leaves her for dead when she objects.
8th Jul '16 6:56:36 AM nighttrainfm
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** When General Tarquin was introduced he got a lot of fans for affability, [[GenreSavvy savvy]], and style. And of course [[spoiler: he's Elan's father]]. It's since become apparent that [[spoiler: he uses his position as de facto ruler of the Empire of Blood to force any woman he takes a fancy to to marry him, then kills them when he gets tired of them. Which makes him ''rather less'' likable. Not to mention burning 30 slaves (possibly alive) to spell Elan's name out in lights--even [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Elan]] finally realizes it at that point.]]

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** When General Tarquin was introduced he got a lot of fans for affability, [[GenreSavvy savvy]], and style. And of course [[spoiler: he's Elan's father]]. It's since become apparent that [[spoiler: he uses his position as de facto ruler of the Empire of Blood to force any woman he takes a fancy to to marry him, then kills them when he gets tired of them.often through outright oturture. Which makes him ''rather less'' likable. Not to mention burning 30 slaves (possibly alive) to spell Elan's name out in lights--even [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Elan]] finally realizes it at that point.]]
7th Jul '16 2:13:05 PM Willbyr
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* ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'' does this in the new season with the team of Japanese agents. While immediately established as antagonist's to Hei, this isn't really a strike against them for sympathy points, given the GreyAndGrayMorality of the series. Mina is a {{Badass}} fighter and provides [[GirlOnGirlIsHot lesbianism]] and Genma is highly [[AffablyEvil affable and funny]] and seems to be a LovableSexManiac. Then, in the third episode, you have them ambushing a squad of Russian soldiers. Genma hijacks a train and as he uses it to kill, you see the mangled body of the conductor next to him. Then, after Mina shows up and slaughters several more soldiers, Gemna creates a gas explosion to kill the remainder and during this whole time, finds this carnage absolutely hilarious. This is shockingly violent, even for Contractors and conveys [[LackOfEmpathy total lack of empathy for human life]]. Finally, while Genma initially ''seems'' to be a LovableSexManiac, he's really more like a ''[[{{Loliacon}} pedophile]]''.

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* ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'' does this in the new season with the team of Japanese agents. While immediately established as antagonist's to Hei, this isn't really a strike against them for sympathy points, given the GreyAndGrayMorality of the series. Mina is a {{Badass}} fighter and provides [[GirlOnGirlIsHot lesbianism]] and Genma is highly [[AffablyEvil affable and funny]] and seems to be a LovableSexManiac. Then, in the third episode, you have them ambushing a squad of Russian soldiers. Genma hijacks a train and as he uses it to kill, you see the mangled body of the conductor next to him. Then, after Mina shows up and slaughters several more soldiers, Gemna creates a gas explosion to kill the remainder and during this whole time, finds this carnage absolutely hilarious. This is shockingly violent, even for Contractors and conveys [[LackOfEmpathy total lack of empathy for human life]]. Finally, while Genma initially ''seems'' to be a LovableSexManiac, he's really more like a ''[[{{Loliacon}} ''[[{{Lolicon}} pedophile]]''.



* [[spoiler: Yukiteru's dad]] from ''Manga/MiraiNikki''. At first, he looked like a genuinely nice person who was just trying to help [[spoiler: his son. Then it is revealed that he is trying to find and destroy Yukiteru's cellphone- Therefore killing him- To erase his debt]].

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* [[spoiler: Yukiteru's dad]] from ''Manga/MiraiNikki''.''Manga/FutureDiary''. At first, he looked like a genuinely nice person who was just trying to help [[spoiler: his son. Then it is revealed that he is trying to find and destroy Yukiteru's cellphone- Therefore killing him- To erase his debt]].
20th Jun '16 3:17:53 PM GlitteringFlowers
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20th Jun '16 3:17:52 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* Nena Trinity from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00''. She was introduced as cute, quirky (she kissed the protagonist upon first meeting him) and seemed like a GenkiGirl [[WarIsHell caught in a bad situation]] but [[StepfordSmiler trying to smile]] [[PowerTrio to her two older brothers and herself]] (and further supported that [[PigeonholedVoiceActor she has the voice of]] Creator/RieKugimiya, a popular voice actress known for heroic {{Tsundere}} loli roles, which also makes people think she's going to be great). Then, in the very next episode when flying over a civilian wedding, says, "How dare you have fun while I'm working! You should just die." and then promptly [[DeathFromAbove sends a missile their way]]. ''Twice''. All the attendants but a young girl are killed, and even that poor kid loses one of her hands and her mind. And then, when asked by her teammates (and brothers) why she did it, laughs and says, "Oops! I guess I pushed the wrong button!". She's a CuteAndPsycho TykeBomb, if you don't get what this scene totally says.

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* Nena Trinity from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00''. She was introduced as cute, quirky (she kissed the protagonist upon first meeting him) and seemed like a GenkiGirl [[WarIsHell caught in a bad situation]] ([[spoiler: which is confirmed in the side-stories that explains the Trinities' DarkAndTroubledPast]]) but [[StepfordSmiler trying to smile]] [[PowerTrio to her two older brothers and herself]] (and further supported that [[PigeonholedVoiceActor she has the voice of]] Creator/RieKugimiya, a popular voice actress known for heroic {{Tsundere}} loli roles, which also makes people think she's going to be great). Then, in the very next episode when flying over a civilian wedding, says, "How dare you have fun while I'm working! You should just die." and then promptly [[DeathFromAbove sends a missile their way]]. ''Twice''. All the attendants but a young girl are killed, and even that poor kid loses one of her hands and her mind. And then, when asked by her teammates (and brothers) why she did it, laughs and says, "Oops! I guess I pushed the wrong button!". She's a CuteAndPsycho TykeBomb, if you the watchers don't get what this scene totally says.
8th Jun '16 7:47:50 PM wname8037
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* ''Anime/AkameGaKill'' is filled with GrayAndGreyMorality characters, but one of the characters on the side against the Night Raid is Seryu. She is first shown as a nice girl with a tragic backstory of losing her parents and a strong belief in justice. She is even shown getting along with one of the Night Raid members (unknowingly) and helping out citizens of the Empire. She is also shown being a lab rat for the Empire's research. All this makes her seem TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth. [[spoiler: Then comes the reveal that Seryu is a bloodthirsty [[AxCrazy psychopath]] who enjoys hurting and murdering people. Her belief in justice turns out to be a convenient excuse, and she picks and chooses who is worthy of it or not. She kills innocent civilians if they're not on the side of the Empire. And if the audience was holding out for a HeelFaceTurn moment, those hopes end after she is shown [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill brutally murdering Sheele]] and enjoying every minute of it.

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* ''Anime/AkameGaKill'' is filled with GrayAndGreyMorality characters, but one of the characters on the side against the Night Raid is Seryu. She is first shown as a nice girl with a tragic backstory of losing her parents and a strong belief in justice. She is even shown getting along with one of the Night Raid members (unknowingly) and helping out citizens of the Empire. She is also shown being a lab rat for the Empire's research. All this makes her seem TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth. [[spoiler: Then comes the reveal that Seryu is a bloodthirsty [[AxCrazy psychopath]] who enjoys hurting and murdering people. Her belief in justice turns out to be a convenient excuse, and she picks and chooses who is worthy of it or not. She kills innocent civilians if they're not on the side of the Empire. And if the audience was holding out for a HeelFaceTurn moment, those hopes end after she is shown [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill brutally murdering Sheele]] and enjoying every minute of it.]]
8th Jun '16 8:36:36 AM wname8037
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* Shiro of ''Anime/DeadmandWonderland'', She is introduced as a ManicPixieDreamGirl, [[spoiler: but is actually a sociopath killer, know as the Wretched Egg/ Red Man.]]

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* Shiro of ''Anime/DeadmandWonderland'', ''Anime/DeadmanWonderland'', She is introduced as a ManicPixieDreamGirl, [[spoiler: but is actually a sociopath killer, know as the Wretched Egg/ Red Man.]]
8th Jun '16 8:35:54 AM wname8037
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* ''Anime/AkameGaKill'' is filled with GrayAndGreyMorality characters, but one of the characters on the side against the Night Raid is Seryu. She is first shown as a nice girl with a tragic backstory of losing her parents and a strong belief in justice. She is even shown getting along with one of the Night Raid members (unknowingly) and helping out citizens of the Empire. She is also shown being a lab rat for the Empire's research. All this makes her seem TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth. [[spoiler: Then comes the reveal that Seryu is a bloodthirsty [[AxCrazy psychopath]] who enjoys hurting and murdering people. Her belief in justice turns out to be a convenient excuse, and she picks and chooses who is worthy of it or not. She kills innocent civilians if they're not on the side of the Empire. And if the audience was holding out for a HeelFaceTurn moment, those hopes end after she is shown [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill brutally murdering Sheele]] and enjoying every minute of it.]]

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* ''Anime/AkameGaKill'' is filled with GrayAndGreyMorality characters, but one of the characters on the side against the Night Raid is Seryu. She is first shown as a nice girl with a tragic backstory of losing her parents and a strong belief in justice. She is even shown getting along with one of the Night Raid members (unknowingly) and helping out citizens of the Empire. She is also shown being a lab rat for the Empire's research. All this makes her seem TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth. [[spoiler: Then comes the reveal that Seryu is a bloodthirsty [[AxCrazy psychopath]] who enjoys hurting and murdering people. Her belief in justice turns out to be a convenient excuse, and she picks and chooses who is worthy of it or not. She kills innocent civilians if they're not on the side of the Empire. And if the audience was holding out for a HeelFaceTurn moment, those hopes end after she is shown [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill brutally murdering Sheele]] and enjoying every minute of it.]] it.
* Shiro of ''Anime/DeadmandWonderland'', She is introduced as a ManicPixieDreamGirl, [[spoiler: but is actually a sociopath killer, know as the Wretched Egg/ Red Man.]]
1st Jun '16 1:35:58 AM Doug86
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* ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'': General Melchett in the fourth series initially seems like a comically eccentric PointyHairedBoss, but his behavior in the second episode, in which Blackadder is court marshaled suggests that he is seriously mentally unstable. Although Melchett is at first a comic parody of the WeHaveReserves habit of UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne generals, it's ultimately pretty clear that Melchett's not just incompetent--he's TheSociopath who couldn't [[LackOfEmpathy give a damn about his troops.]]

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* ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'': General Melchett in the fourth series initially seems like a comically eccentric PointyHairedBoss, but his behavior in the second episode, in which Blackadder is court marshaled suggests that he is seriously mentally unstable. Although Melchett is at first a comic parody of the WeHaveReserves habit of UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarI generals, it's ultimately pretty clear that Melchett's not just incompetent--he's TheSociopath who couldn't [[LackOfEmpathy give a damn about his troops.]]
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