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25th Aug '16 9:04:33 PM Ramona122003
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* ''Manga/OnePiece'' has the concept of "absolute justice," where law enforcers have a very strict black-and-white view of justice to the point where ''any'' deviation from the law in favor of piracy, is met with swift, harsh punishment. [[spoiler:Fleet-]]Admiral Sakazuki of the Marines, who will ''execute'' people who so much as know certain criminals. A ship full of refugees met a fiery end due to the fact that a criminal ''might'' have gotten aboard (treating criminal tendency there as though it were Mad Cow Disease, if you will). Granted, these are all based on well-known global laws.
** Even worse is Robb Lucci with his "Dark Justice" which goes further in that things against the government don't need to be destroyed for the greater good, but because they are ''evil by nature of being against the government''. He doesn't just think the soldiers he killed for being so weak as to get taken hostage was inexcusable or killing Robin is necessary to maintain world order, he thinks the soldiers' weakness and Robin's existence are '''unforgivable sins'''.

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* ''Manga/OnePiece'' has the concept of "absolute justice," where law enforcers have a very strict black-and-white view of justice to the point where ''any'' deviation from the law in favor of piracy, is met with swift, harsh punishment. [[spoiler:Fleet-]]Admiral Sakazuki of the Marines, who will ''execute'' people who so much as know certain criminals. A ship full of refugees met a fiery end due to the fact that a criminal ''might'' have gotten aboard (treating criminal tendency there as though it were Mad Cow Disease, if you will). Granted, these are all based on well-known global laws.
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laws. Even worse is Robb Lucci with his "Dark Justice" which goes further in that things against the government don't need to be destroyed for the greater good, but because they are ''evil by nature of being against the government''. He doesn't just think the soldiers he killed for being so weak as to get taken hostage was inexcusable or killing Robin is necessary to maintain world order, he thinks the soldiers' weakness and Robin's existence are '''unforgivable sins'''.


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* This is Zamasu's primary problem from ''Anime/DragonBallSuper''. He has a very black and white view of mortals and gods. Namely, mortals are evil and needs to be cleansed, while the gods are good, if not a bit [[TheGodsMustBeLazy lazy]] for not taking care of the mortals. His inability to understand that mortals can learn and grow, and the gods themselves are also [[GodIsFlawed flawed]] and needs to learn from there mistakes is a point of tension between Gawasu and him.
23rd Aug '16 2:54:27 PM Aiguille
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* {{Downplayed}} and {{Discussed}} in Music/PoetsOfTheFall's "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGWBGFZcKGE&index=11&list=PLjACqN5i5sDWoCTXHzphV5EZtNqPEmYaP Nothing Stays the Same]]," as the singer describes wallowing in absolutist thinking in darker, depressive moments.
-->And black and white thoughts have all bowed to me\\
As Iíve walked through their unlit corridors
21st Aug '16 5:00:51 PM TheSinful
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* A significant plot point in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10448834/1/Six-Paths-of-Rebellion Six Paths of Rebellion]]'' is Suzaku's inability to understand that Britannia can do evil and the Black Knights can do good. He even goes so far as to insist that the Shinjuku and Saitama Massacres were the Black Knights' fault. Though to be fair, it's suggested that Suzaku actually ''is'' insane.
18th Aug '16 6:16:32 PM PixelKnight
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In RealLife, seeing the world in absolute BlackAndWhiteMorality is considered normal for small children, [[PsychopathicManchild but seen as a far less healthy trait in adults]]. A person who regards the people around him as [[IncorruptiblePurePureness entirely good]] or [[AlwaysChaoticEvil entirely evil]] has this. This type of thinking is called "splitting" in psychology, and it is a symptom of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borderline_personality_disorder Borderline Personality Disorder]], a real life mental disorder also characterized by emotional instability, impulsivity, and a propensity to self-harm.

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In RealLife, seeing the world in absolute BlackAndWhiteMorality is considered normal for small children, [[PsychopathicManchild but seen as a far less healthy trait in adults]]. A person who regards the people around him as [[IncorruptiblePurePureness entirely good]] or [[AlwaysChaoticEvil entirely evil]] has this. This type of thinking is called "splitting" in psychology, and it is a symptom of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borderline_personality_disorder Borderline Personality Disorder]], a real life many real-life mental disorder also characterized by emotional instability, impulsivity, and a propensity to self-harm.disorders.
3rd Jul '16 4:41:14 PM Lopiny
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* The [[BigBad Oracles]] from ''TabletopGame/GeniusTheTransgression'' have this as their defining character flaw.

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* The [[BigBad Oracles]] from ''TabletopGame/GeniusTheTransgression'' have this as their defining character flaw. They've rejected any sort of possible nuance or greyness in morality, and act on very old and simplistic moral philosophies, being ''quite'' proactive in righting all the supposed wrongs they find. And no matter what you say, they always think they're the ones in the right.
2nd Jul '16 1:07:08 PM nombretomado
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* Tuyet from ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}''. She's a LawfulEvil character, who wants to take over the Matoran universe because she genuinely believes [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans she could make it a better place]]. However, an Alternate Universe shows that this would mean brainwashing all the other Toa into {{Knight Templar}}s, and killing anyone who poses a potential threat to her position as Empress.

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* Tuyet from ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}''.''Toys/{{Bionicle}}''. She's a LawfulEvil character, who wants to take over the Matoran universe because she genuinely believes [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans she could make it a better place]]. However, an Alternate Universe shows that this would mean brainwashing all the other Toa into {{Knight Templar}}s, and killing anyone who poses a potential threat to her position as Empress.
10th Jun '16 3:32:00 PM Voila27
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* In ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'', Priscilla believed that she and the [[TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness Organization]] were absolutely good because they protected Humanity from the predations of the Yoma, therefore all those who opposed them - Yoma but also traitors like Teresa - were evil, stemming from highly-traumatic experiences in her childhood. Her beliefs were so entrenched that she couldn't even understand ''why she wasn't winning against Teresa if she was the "bad guy"''. Once Teresa beats her she completely loses it, she throws herself at Teresa and [[spoiler:[[AndThenJohnWasAZombie awakens]], becoming the very thing she hated so much. And the series' BigBad too]].



* In ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'', Priscilla believed that she and the Organization were absolutely good and that all those who opposed them - especially Yoma and traitors like Teresa - were evil, stemming from highly-traumatic experiences in her childhood.
7th Jun '16 8:14:31 PM Kartoonkid95
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* In ''Fanfic/WhyAmICrying'', Scootaloo has a hard time accepting the fact that [[AlphaBitch Diamond]] [[TheBully Tiara]] actually did nice things in her life, and that her kind-hearted teacher Miss Cheerilee was a cruel bully in her high school days, since those facts challenge her perception that all bullies are heartless monsters who are born pure evil and are incapable of change. She gets better.
25th May '16 4:09:39 AM WillBGood
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* Irina Tepes from ''Webcomic/{{RasputinCatamite}}'' hacks up people in the name of God, and is absolutely convinced that her activities are virtuous.

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* Irina Tepes from ''Webcomic/{{RasputinCatamite}}'' ''Webcomic/RasputinCatamite'' hacks up people in the name of God, and is absolutely convinced that her activities are virtuous.
18th May '16 12:08:02 AM Arawn999
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* In ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'', Priscilla believed that she and the Organization were absolutely good and that all those who opposed them - especially Yoma and traitors like Teresa - were evil, stemming from highly-traumatic experiences in her childhood.
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