History Main / BlackAndWhiteInsanity

2nd Feb '16 11:17:48 AM marcoasalazarm
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* ''Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico'' has this in the form of [[spoiler:the Jovians]]. [[spoiler:AnAesop for you, children: [[SpaceWhaleAesop don't mould the society of your]] LostColony [[SpaceWhaleAesop around an old-school Anime series that espouses]] BlackAndWhiteMorality.]]
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* ''Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico'' has this in the form of [[spoiler:the Jovians]]. [[spoiler:AnAesop for you, children: [[SpaceWhaleAesop don't mould the society of your]] LostColony [[SpaceWhaleAesop around an old-school Anime series that espouses]] BlackAndWhiteMorality.BlackAndWhiteMorality, ''especially'' [[AntiEscapismAesop to the point that said colony forgets how reality is]].]]
2nd Feb '16 11:15:33 AM marcoasalazarm
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* ''Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico'' has this in the form of [[spoiler:the Jovians]].
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* ''Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico'' has this in the form of [[spoiler:the Jovians]]. [[spoiler:AnAesop for you, children: [[SpaceWhaleAesop don't mould the society of your]] LostColony [[SpaceWhaleAesop around an old-school Anime series that espouses]] BlackAndWhiteMorality.]]
12th Jan '16 2:33:28 PM TheWanderer
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** The priestess/sorceress Melisandre of Asshai is convinced that everything she does is all in the name of the greater good. This is probably best exemplified when she speaks to Davos Seaworth. She asks if he is a good man or an evil one, he says that like most men he has both. Her response: -->If half an onion is black with rot, it is a rotten onion. A man is good or he is evil. ** Davos reflects the metaphor right back at her: when he delivered his ship of much-needed supplies to the besieged soldiers of Storm's End, many of the onions were half-rotten, and eagerly eaten nonetheless.
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** The priestess/sorceress Melisandre of Asshai is convinced that everything she does does, including burning people alive or using magic to fake the appearance of a prophecy coming true, is all in the name of the greater good. This is probably best exemplified when she speaks to Davos Seaworth. She asks if he is a good man or an evil one, he says that like most men he has both. Her response: -->If --->If half an onion is black with rot, it is a rotten onion. A man is good or he is evil. ** Davos reflects the metaphor right back at her: when he delivered his ship of much-needed supplies to [[TheSiege the besieged soldiers of Storm's End, End]], many of the onions were half-rotten, and eagerly eaten nonetheless.

* Police commander Howard "Bunny" Colvin from ''Series/TheWire'' bemoans how this attitude, particularly in the case of the "War on Drugs" has changed being a police officer for the worse throughout his career. In one frustrated speech, he says that police officers are being turned into wartime soldiers, and outlines what he sees as the differences between the two. (According to him, one protects a community and the people within it, while the other kills their enemies.) He goes on to add this has only turned the very community police are supposed to protect into their enemies.
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* Police commander Howard "Bunny" Colvin from ''Series/TheWire'' bemoans how this attitude, particularly in the case of police adopting a black and white mentality and an increasing determination to never compromise or question the "War on Drugs" Drugs", regardless of its obvious failings, has changed being a police officer for the worse throughout his career. In [[https://youtu.be/BA5za4VsskM?t=22s one frustrated speech, speech]], he says that police officers are being turned into wartime soldiers, and outlines what he sees as the differences between the two. (According to him, one protects a community and the people within it, while the other kills their enemies.) He goes on to add this has only turned succeeded in turning the very community police are supposed to protect into their enemies.
3rd Dec '15 4:37:23 PM RogueJedi
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Removed the YMMV part of the example.
* ''Franchise/StarWars'': In ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', Anakin Skywalker slowly becomes more and more deluded that all opponents of [[BigBad Chancellor Palpatine]] are enemies of the Republic, culminating in him [[InvokedTrope declaring a]] WithUsOrAgainstUs to his former mentor. Obi-Wan Kenobi then [[{{Hypocrite}} uses it right back at him]], but the narrative [[BlackAndWhiteMorality portrayed him as being in the right]].
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': In ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', Anakin Skywalker slowly becomes more and more deluded that all opponents of [[BigBad Chancellor Palpatine]] are enemies of the Republic, culminating in him [[InvokedTrope declaring a]] WithUsOrAgainstUs to his former mentor. Obi-Wan Kenobi then [[{{Hypocrite}} uses it right back at him]], but the narrative [[BlackAndWhiteMorality portrayed him as being in the right]].
24th Nov '15 12:30:44 AM Llygodenfawr
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** His original character concept was even moreso. Originally he was actually supposed to do good deeds when the coin landed unscarred face up.
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** His original character concept was even moreso.more so. Originally he was actually supposed to do good deeds when the coin landed unscarred face up.
17th Nov '15 9:45:12 PM Xelloss08
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* In ''Anime/ConcreteRevolutioChoujinGensou'', Earth-chan subscribes to extreme black and white morality. She views any improper behavior, even anything as innocuous as a white lie, as absolutely Evil; and she cannot even understand why anyone would willingly lie. Likewise, she cannot understand someone trying but failing to live up to a moral ideal -- any failure to measure up is in her eyes a willful embrace of Evil. This attitude is shown to be at odds with a world filled with shades of grey, and results in Earth-chan coming to hasty conclusions about who is in the right and taking actions which solve the immediate situation but don't actually address the underlying problem -- for instance, trying to address the problem of pollution by destroying a factory's smokestacks and then flying away with the satisfaction of a job well done, not comprehending that the factory will simply fix the smokestacks and continue as usual.
7th Oct '15 10:35:45 AM LordGro
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Commented out Zero Context Example
* Holden Caulfield from ''Literature/TheCatcherInTheRye'' suffers from this trope, and the consequences are apparent.
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* %%* Holden Caulfield from ''Literature/TheCatcherInTheRye'' suffers from this trope, and the consequences are apparent.apparent. %% Zero Context Example. Please add context
9th Sep '15 12:33:28 PM ChuckleheadTom
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* Handsome Jack of ''{{VideoGame/Borderlands 2}}'' operates off of the reasoning of "Hyperion = good, everyone else = bad", completely disregarding everything good his enemies have done and his own moral bankruptcy.
2nd Sep '15 5:16:02 PM JianGeGe
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* Satoru Tojo from ''KamenRiderRyuki'' is a HeroicWannabe with a habit of killing off his close acquaintances and dismissing the other Riders in the [[ThereCanOnlyBeOne Rider War]] as unworthy of being 'heroes'. Notably, it's his presence and conviction that what he is doing is right that causes protagonist Shinji Kido to seriously take into consideration that the participants of the Rider War are not simply made up of bad people wanting to do bad things, and that there are a lot of gray areas to be considered.
23rd Aug '15 3:00:13 PM Morgenthaler
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A Character suffering from Black and White Insanity is likely to reason in FalseDichotomies and keep their worldview coherent by applying huge quantities of InsaneTrollLogic and meeting criticism with {{Abomination Accusation Attack}}s. Black and White Insanity might also be what makes a WellIntentionedExtremist, well, an ''extremist''. This kind of insanity is pretty much the characteristic of the ObliviouslyEvil KnightTemplar. Character development might lead to the insane one becoming a TroubledSympatheticBigot.
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A Character suffering from Black and White Insanity is likely to reason in FalseDichotomies and keep their worldview coherent by applying huge quantities of InsaneTrollLogic and meeting criticism with {{Abomination Accusation Attack}}s. Black and White Insanity might also be what makes a WellIntentionedExtremist, well, an ''extremist''. This kind of insanity is pretty much the characteristic of the ObliviouslyEvil KnightTemplar. Character development might lead to the insane one becoming a TroubledSympatheticBigot. TroubledSympatheticBigot. A justice system that operates on Black and White Insanity believes that AllCrimesAreEqual.
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