History Main / BloodbathVillainOrigin

22nd Apr '17 7:33:43 PM nombretomado
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** Zabuza is the earliest, having killed over a hundred potential graduates of his village despite not having any shinobi training himself. He was made a shinobi as a result and still remembers that event fondly. He's not quite a straight example, though; his actions brought needed reforms to the Shinobi education system of the Hidden Mist Village, by singlehandedly forcing them to end their SurvivalOfTheFittest approach, and was also the last antagonist to comport themselves as professionals rather than screwed up psychopaths. One gets the feeling he cultivated his reputation as a Devil of the Hidden Mist for the sake of psychological warfare against targets.

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** Zabuza is the earliest, having killed over a hundred potential graduates of his village despite not having any shinobi training himself. He was made a shinobi as a result and still remembers that event fondly. He's not quite a straight example, though; his actions brought needed reforms to the Shinobi education system of the Hidden Mist Village, by singlehandedly forcing them to end their SurvivalOfTheFittest SocialDarwinist approach, and was also the last antagonist to comport themselves as professionals rather than screwed up psychopaths. One gets the feeling he cultivated his reputation as a Devil of the Hidden Mist for the sake of psychological warfare against targets.
2nd Jan '17 9:21:47 AM H.TorranceGriffin
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* While the extent of her evil is ''[[NobleDemon very]]'' debatable, [[TheArchMage Evangeline]] [[UndeadChild McDowell]] from ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' is convinced that she underwent this. Extra credit though for having all three points getting hit. She had just turned 10 when it happened. It is implied but not outright stated that she killed her family, and she had no reason to do so. Though it is heavily implied she was either not in control of herself when it happened or she wasn't conscious of it and only realized it happened after it happened.

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* While the extent of her evil is ''[[NobleDemon very]]'' debatable, [[TheArchMage Evangeline]] [[UndeadChild McDowell]] from ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' is convinced that she underwent this. Extra credit though for having all three out of four points getting hit. She had just turned 10 when it happened. It is implied but not outright stated that she killed her family, and she had no reason to do so. Though it is heavily implied she was either not in control of herself when it happened or she wasn't conscious of it and only realized it happened after it happened.
7th Nov '16 5:04:20 PM TheNerevarine
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* {{ComicBook/Purgatori}} was just beautiful and young slave girl named Sakkara that was taken as concubine by Queen Ostraca, until her generals forced the queen to put her entire harem to the sword to ensure the kingdom's stability. Sakkara managed to evade the massacre and found an ancient vampire lord who offered her immortality and a chance for revenge. She accepted and his bite turned her into a half-vampire, half-demonic woman, whose first act was to crash Ostraca's wedding and kill everyone inside, except for her former lover and her groom whom she inflicted AFateWorseThanDeath by turning them into vampires and locking inside their tombs.

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* {{ComicBook/Purgatori}} was just a beautiful and young slave girl named Sakkara that was taken as a concubine by Queen Ostraca, until her generals forced the queen her to put her entire harem to the sword to ensure the kingdom's stability. Sakkara managed to evade the massacre and found an ancient vampire lord who offered her immortality and a chance for revenge. She accepted and his bite turned her into a half-vampire, half-demonic woman, whose first act was to crash Ostraca's wedding and kill everyone inside, except for her former lover and her groom whom she inflicted AFateWorseThanDeath by turning them into vampires and locking inside their tombs.
6th Nov '16 7:47:25 AM TheNerevarine
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* {{ComicBook/Purgatori}} was just beautiful and young slave girl named Sakkara that was taken as concubine by Queen Ostraca, until her generals forced the queen to put her entire harem to the sword to ensure the kingdom's stability. Sakkara managed to evade the massacre and found an ancient vampire lord who offered her immortality and a chance for revenge. She accepted and his bite turned her into a half-vampire, half-demonic woman, whose first act was to crash Ostraca's wedding and kill everyone inside, except for her former lover and her groom whom she inflicted AFateWorseThanDeath by turning them into vampires and locking inside their tombs.
3rd Nov '16 3:44:38 PM Dechstreme
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** Zabuza is the earliest, having killed over a hundred potential graduates of his village despite not having any shinobi training himself. He was made a shinobi as a result and still remembers that event fondly. He's not quite a straight example, though; his actions brought needed reforms to the Shinobi education system of the Hidden Mist Village, and he is shown to employ psychological warfare against his foes, which means he might have cultivated his reputation on purpose.

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** Zabuza is the earliest, having killed over a hundred potential graduates of his village despite not having any shinobi training himself. He was made a shinobi as a result and still remembers that event fondly. He's not quite a straight example, though; his actions brought needed reforms to the Shinobi education system of the Hidden Mist Village, by singlehandedly forcing them to end their SurvivalOfTheFittest approach, and was also the last antagonist to comport themselves as professionals rather than screwed up psychopaths. One gets the feeling he is shown to employ cultivated his reputation as a Devil of the Hidden Mist for the sake of psychological warfare against his foes, which means he might have cultivated his reputation on purpose.targets.
3rd Nov '16 3:35:24 PM Dechstreme
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** Zabuza is the earliest, having killed over a hundred potential graduates of his village despite not having any shinobi training himself. He was made a shinobi as a result and still remembers that event fondly.

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** Zabuza is the earliest, having killed over a hundred potential graduates of his village despite not having any shinobi training himself. He was made a shinobi as a result and still remembers that event fondly. He's not quite a straight example, though; his actions brought needed reforms to the Shinobi education system of the Hidden Mist Village, and he is shown to employ psychological warfare against his foes, which means he might have cultivated his reputation on purpose.
24th Aug '16 2:18:01 AM Nithael
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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' has several examples. Zabuza is the earliest, having killed over a hundred potential graduates of his village despite not having any shinobi training himself. He was made a shinobi as a result and still remembers that event fondly.

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' has several examples.
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Zabuza is the earliest, having killed over a hundred potential graduates of his village despite not having any shinobi training himself. He was made a shinobi as a result and still remembers that event fondly.



* [[Manga/YuYuHakusho Sensui's]] StartOfDarkness was like this: he [[GoMadFromTheRevelation flipped out]] upon learning HumansAreTheRealMonsters, and killed everyone in the Black Black Club's villa.
** Coincidentally, the people he murdered were themselves enjoying a demon blood bath.

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* [[Manga/YuYuHakusho Sensui's]] ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'': Sensui's StartOfDarkness was like this: he [[GoMadFromTheRevelation flipped out]] upon learning HumansAreTheRealMonsters, and killed everyone in the Black Black Club's villa.
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villa. Coincidentally, the people he murdered were themselves enjoying a demon blood bath.



** Bonus point #1, minus points for having two separate flip-out incidents before it became a habit.
* Alas, poor [[Anime/GaReiZero Yomi]]... (2, and when she's lost it, 3)



** [[spoiler: Chapter 764 reveals that]] Doflamingo [[spoiler: was, according to his brother, born evil]] ,this makes him a 1, he is also a 2 with only his mother dying of natural causes.
* Tongpu, a.k.a. Mad Pierrot from the ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' episode "Pierrot Le Fou."






** The [[Film/{{Halloween 2007}} remake]], however, is a subversion, since it tries to give Michael a FreudianExcuse.
*** Except he just keeps killing as an adult, like a nurse when he was still a teenager, usually with little to no provocation. [[spoiler:The nice security guard at the prison while he was escaping, for instance.]]
*** Rob Zombie has gone on record saying that he didn't intend for this origin to be an "excuse"- Michael doesn't kill people because he's had a bad childhood, he simply kills them because they're evil.



* ''Literature/HarryPotter'':
** Sirius Black killing a bunch of innocent bystanders [[spoiler:is a subversion, as it was Peter Pettigrew who did so and for whom this trope does apply.]]

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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'':
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''Literature/HarryPotter'': Sirius Black killing a bunch of innocent bystanders [[spoiler:is a subversion, as it was Peter Pettigrew who did so and for whom this trope does apply.]]



* ''{{Mistborn}}'' has a rare AntiHero example in Kelsier, who Snapped (i.e. became able to use his superpowers) after seeing his wife beaten to death by her overseers when they were slaves. "Many men had died that night."

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* ''{{Mistborn}}'' ''Lkiterature/{{Mistborn}}'' has a rare AntiHero example in Kelsier, who Snapped (i.e. became able to use his superpowers) after seeing his wife beaten to death by her overseers when they were slaves. "Many men had died that night."



* In TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}} Fantasy Battles, one of the named chaos villains used to be a shaman's apprentice, the weaker of two twins, constantly bullied and ridiculed for his weakness. When his prayers attracted attention of Chaos god Tzeentch, he was granted powerful magic as well as a powerful body to match (he was magically grafted on top of his brother's shoulders) His first act was to turn his power against the tribe, making the village "run with molten flesh".
** That's Vilitch the Curseling, in case you're wondering. One rendition of Archaon's backstory relates that after having been driven insane by what he read in the Book of Necrodormu, he then slaughtered his family in cold blood before fleeing to Norsca.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' has Angron Primarch of the World Eaters. He was once a gladiator slave who along his fellow gladiators fought their way out to freedom against their Nucerian slavers. The Emperor sought him to join his crusade, but Angron refused, choosing to stay and die along side his brethren who are about to be cornered by the Nucerian armies. The Emperor then teleported Angron alone into his ship, leaving his fellow warriors to be slaughtered by the Nucerians. Angron never forgave the Emperor for what he did, when he became Primarch of the World Eaters his legion became the most brutal of them all, when Horus turned to Chaos he was one of the first Primarchs to join him, and soon became a Daemon Prince of Khorne.
** Indeed, when Angron was found by the slave traders who eventually sold him to the gladiatorial arena, he was naked, drenched in gore, and surrounded by the corpses of the Eldar assassination squad he'd butchered in self-defense when they attempted to murder him to pre-empt his falling to Chaos. Did we mention he was just a little boy at the time?
* ''Very common'' angst-oriented origin story for both good and evil Werecreatures in ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse''.
** A tradition continued in ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheForsaken'', which, if anything, enforces the "don't forget that you're playing a monster" thing more harshly than its predecessor. The books make it quite clear that, if you're a Rahu (warriors who changed under the full moon), your First Change most likely involved someone dying horribly.

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* In TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}} Fantasy Battles, one of Battles:
** Vilitch
the named chaos villains Curseling used to be a shaman's apprentice, the weaker of two twins, constantly bullied and ridiculed for his weakness. When his prayers attracted attention of Chaos god Tzeentch, he was granted powerful magic as well as a powerful body to match (he was magically grafted on top of his brother's shoulders) His first act was to turn his power against the tribe, making the village "run with molten flesh".
** That's Vilitch the Curseling, in case you're wondering. One rendition of Archaon's backstory relates that after having been driven insane by what he read in the Book of Necrodormu, he then slaughtered his family in cold blood before fleeing to Norsca.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' has Angron Primarch of the World Eaters. He was once a gladiator slave who along his fellow gladiators fought their way out to freedom against their Nucerian slavers. The Emperor sought him to join his crusade, but Angron refused, choosing to stay and die along side his brethren who are about to be cornered by the Nucerian armies. The Emperor then teleported Angron alone into his ship, leaving his fellow warriors to be slaughtered by the Nucerians. Angron never forgave the Emperor for what he did, when he became Primarch of the World Eaters his legion became the most brutal of them all, when Horus turned to Chaos he was one of the first Primarchs to join him, and soon became a Daemon Prince of Khorne.
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Khorne. Indeed, when Angron was found by the slave traders who eventually sold him to the gladiatorial arena, he was naked, drenched in gore, and surrounded by the corpses of the Eldar assassination squad he'd butchered in self-defense when they attempted to murder him to pre-empt his falling to Chaos. Did we mention he was just a little boy at the time?
* ''Very common'' angst-oriented origin story for both good and evil Werecreatures in ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse''.
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''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse''. A tradition continued in ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheForsaken'', which, if anything, enforces the "don't forget that you're playing a monster" thing more harshly than its predecessor. The books make it quite clear that, if you're a Rahu (warriors who changed under the full moon), your First Change most likely involved someone dying horribly.



* {{Trauma Team}}'s CR-S01 unleashed a bioterrorist attack that killed everyone in Cumberland College, but with a twist - he has no memory of how or why he did it. [[spoiler:It turns out that he was actually framed by his adoptive father Albert Sartre.]]

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* {{Trauma Team}}'s ''VideoGame/TraumaTeam'''s CR-S01 unleashed a bioterrorist attack that killed everyone in Cumberland College, but with a twist - he has no memory of how or why he did it. [[spoiler:It turns out that he was actually framed by his adoptive father Albert Sartre.]]



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Danny Phantom}}'': Dark Danny. In an alternate timeline, Danny's friends and family were killed in an accident that Danny was partially responsible for. In his grief, Danny had his ArchEnemy Vlad Masters remove his ghost half... which then did the same to Vlad, merged with Vlad's ghost half, murdered the human Danny and went on a rampage for ten years.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Danny Phantom}}'': ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'': Dark Danny. In an alternate timeline, Danny's friends and family were killed in an accident that Danny was partially responsible for. In his grief, Danny had his ArchEnemy Vlad Masters remove his ghost half... which then did the same to Vlad, merged with Vlad's ghost half, murdered the human Danny and went on a rampage for ten years.
23rd Aug '16 2:17:55 PM silveryrow
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** [[spoiler:Tom Riddle]] when he murdered his father and grandparents.
*** When he was still at Hogwarts he made the Basilisk in the Chamber of Secrets attack muggle born students, one of them who died was Moaning Myrtle.
6th May '16 5:20:02 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* [[YuYuHakusho Sensui's]] StartOfDarkness was like this: he [[GoMadFromTheRevelation flipped out]] upon learning HumansAreTheRealMonsters, and killed everyone in the Black Black Club's villa.

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* [[YuYuHakusho [[Manga/YuYuHakusho Sensui's]] StartOfDarkness was like this: he [[GoMadFromTheRevelation flipped out]] upon learning HumansAreTheRealMonsters, and killed everyone in the Black Black Club's villa.
29th Apr '16 8:18:23 PM vtarira
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** In the [[Film/TheForceAwakens sequel]], Kylo Ren's backstory involves him and the Knights of Ren killing all of [[spoiler:his fellow padawans in his uncle Luke's New Jedi Order. [[InTheBlood Like grandfather]], [[DiscussedTrope like grandson]]...]].
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