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26th Jul '16 11:01:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/SoldierOfOrange'': The Dutch resistance and their British allies are clearly heroic, the German occupiers and their fascist collaborators are clearly evil. Notably, this contrasts with Verhoeven's later film ''Film/{{Zwartboek}}'', which applies BlackAndGrayMorality to the same conflict.
22nd Jul '16 12:00:03 PM Silverblade2
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* Most comic books set in the [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] (World War II or thereabouts) and the [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] have this sort of moral code.
14th Jun '16 2:22:55 AM Doug86
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** As pictured above, [[Franchise/FireEmblem Queen Elincia]] and the Herons are good, but Mad King Ashnard is evil. [[spoiler: However, his steed isn't evil, just {{Brainwashed}}.]] But then there's Naesala, who's more morally ambiguous, as well as several Daein commanders who fight for Ashnard [[LawfulNeutral more out of a sense of duty for their nation then being outright evil.]]

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** As pictured above, [[Franchise/FireEmblem [[VideoGame/FireEmblem Queen Elincia]] and the Herons are good, but Mad King Ashnard is evil. [[spoiler: However, his steed isn't evil, just {{Brainwashed}}.]] But then there's Naesala, who's more morally ambiguous, as well as several Daein commanders who fight for Ashnard [[LawfulNeutral more out of a sense of duty for their nation then being outright evil.]]
14th Jun '16 2:22:32 AM Doug86
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* ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' tends to play with this alot, even with its many morally pure Lords as its protagonists.

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* ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' tends to play with this alot, even with its many morally pure Lords as its protagonists.
8th Jun '16 2:43:58 AM KINGOFCHEESE
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** ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' is one of the few Marvel movies to follow this morality exactly (in fact, aversions include this movie's own sequel). This is justified in-story through the SuperSerum that created both Captain America and his enemy the Red Skull, as it enhances people's true qualities--good becomes great, bad becomes worse. Steve Rogers is an idealistic, friendly guy who just wants to do his duty for his country by fighting bad guys, and becomes a capable war hero. Red Skull is a bullying Nazi extremist too evil even for Hitler, is so narcissistic as to have a god complex, and becomes an OmnicidalManiac.
** ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'': Thor and his allies (with the exception of [[EnemyMine Loki]] are heroic paragons, and their Dark Elf enemies just want to destroy the universe for no real reason.

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** ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' is one of the few Marvel movies to follow this morality exactly (in fact, aversions include this movie's own sequel).sequels). This is justified in-story through the SuperSerum that created both Captain America and his enemy the Red Skull, as it enhances people's true qualities--good becomes great, bad becomes worse. Steve Rogers is an idealistic, friendly guy who just wants to do his duty for his country by fighting bad guys, and becomes a capable war hero. Red Skull is a bullying Nazi extremist too evil even for Hitler, is so narcissistic as to have a god complex, and becomes an OmnicidalManiac.
** ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'': Thor and his allies (with the exception of [[EnemyMine Loki]] Loki]]) are heroic paragons, and their Dark Elf enemies just want to destroy the universe for no real reason.
7th Jun '16 2:35:02 PM hamza678
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* ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUnivers'':

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* ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUnivers'':''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'':
7th Jun '16 2:34:49 PM hamza678
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* ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' is one of the few Marvel movies to follow this morality exactly (in fact, aversions include this movie's own sequel). This is justified in-story through the SuperSerum that created both Captain America and his enemy the Red Skull, as it enhances people's true qualities--good becomes great, bad becomes worse. Steve Rogers is an idealistic, friendly guy who just wants to do his duty for his country by fighting bad guys, and becomes a capable war hero. Red Skull is a bullying Nazi extremist too evil even for Hitler, is so narcissistic as to have a god complex, and becomes an OmnicidalManiac.

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* ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUnivers'':
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''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' is one of the few Marvel movies to follow this morality exactly (in fact, aversions include this movie's own sequel). This is justified in-story through the SuperSerum that created both Captain America and his enemy the Red Skull, as it enhances people's true qualities--good becomes great, bad becomes worse. Steve Rogers is an idealistic, friendly guy who just wants to do his duty for his country by fighting bad guys, and becomes a capable war hero. Red Skull is a bullying Nazi extremist too evil even for Hitler, is so narcissistic as to have a god complex, and becomes an OmnicidalManiac.OmnicidalManiac.
** ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'': Thor and his allies (with the exception of [[EnemyMine Loki]] are heroic paragons, and their Dark Elf enemies just want to destroy the universe for no real reason.
7th Jun '16 2:29:34 PM hamza678
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** Also played straight by the one-off villains in the ''VideoGame/PaperMario'' and ''VideoGame/{{Mario and Luigi}}'' series. Okay, not quite Count Bleck, but Fawful, Dimentio, the Shadow Queen, Cackletta, and the Shroobs are portrayed very much to the extreme end of the evil scale.

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** Also played straight by the one-off villains in the ''VideoGame/PaperMario'' and ''VideoGame/{{Mario and Luigi}}'' ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigi'' series. Okay, not quite Count Bleck, but Fawful, Dimentio, the Shadow Queen, Cackletta, and the Shroobs are portrayed very much to the extreme end of the evil scale.
7th Jun '16 2:29:12 PM hamza678
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** Played straight in the main series; in both ''Galaxy'' games Bowser is as one-dimensionally megalomaniacal as ever. Probably because their one attempt at giving him more "complexity" was ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine'', which included {{narm}}y voice acting ([[MemeticMutation "How dare you disturb my family vacation!"]]) and introduced TheScrappy, Bowser Jr.

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** Played straight in the main series; in both ''Galaxy'' ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'' games Bowser is as one-dimensionally megalomaniacal as ever. Probably because their one attempt at giving him more "complexity" was ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine'', which included {{narm}}y voice acting ([[MemeticMutation "How dare you disturb my family vacation!"]]) and introduced TheScrappy, Bowser Jr.
7th Jun '16 2:27:38 PM hamza678
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': The [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeVilified rebels are good]], TheEmpire is [[GoodRepublicEvilEmpire evil]]. Black And White Morality is ''enforced'' by the Force in the case of the Jedi. If Jedi aren't committed 100% to the Light Side, it's only a matter of time before they become insanely evil. ''Star Wars'' is in many ways [[ALongTimeAgoInAGalaxyFarFarAway a fairy tale]] [[RecycledInSpace (IN SPACE!)]] Only in Geroge Lucas's canon however. In the legends canon Expanded universe things aren't so black or white.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': The [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeVilified rebels are good]], TheEmpire is [[GoodRepublicEvilEmpire evil]]. Black And White Morality is ''enforced'' by the Force in the case of the Jedi. If Jedi aren't committed 100% to the Light Side, it's only a matter of time before they become insanely evil. ''Star Wars'' is in many ways [[ALongTimeAgoInAGalaxyFarFarAway a fairy tale]] [[RecycledInSpace (IN SPACE!)]] Only in Geroge George Lucas's canon however. In the legends canon Expanded universe Franchise/StarWarsLegends things aren't so black or white.



* ''Film/PacificRim'': The protagonists are good, well intentioned and noble, the kaiju are chaotic evil.

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* ''Film/PacificRim'': The protagonists are good, well intentioned well-intentioned and noble, the kaiju are chaotic evil.ChaoticEvil monsters that cause nothing but destruction and mayhem.
* ''Film/IndependenceDay'' definitely counts, The humans are all good, while their alien adversaries are given no motivation aside from [[HordeOfAlienLocusts stealing resources]].



* The page quote comes from ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', which actually ''averts'' this as a series; the setting is rife with GrayAndGreyMorality. The speaker, however, believes fervently in this.
** Just to drive the point home, a book later one character is handed an onion, half of which is black with rot... [[BrickJoke and he cuts off the rotten bit and gladly eats the rest]]. Apparently Melisandre's never faced a famine.

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* The page quote comes from ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', which actually ''averts'' this as a series; the setting is rife with GrayAndGreyMorality. The speaker, however, believes fervently in this.
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this. Just to drive the point home, a book later one character is handed an onion, half of which is black with rot... [[BrickJoke and he cuts off the rotten bit and gladly eats the rest]]. Apparently Melisandre's never faced a famine.



** Many supernatural creatures like the Winter Fae while evil by human standards operate by BlueAndOrangeMorality and are not considered objectively evil.

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** Many supernatural creatures like the Winter Fae Fae, while evil by human standards standardsm operate by BlueAndOrangeMorality and are not considered objectively evil.
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