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25th Feb '18 1:41:35 PM HighCrate
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* V from ''Comicbook/VForVendetta'' partially counts. He is an anarchist and he is quite entirely mad, but unlike the other examples of this trope, he does have some empathy and does not mindlessly destroy everything. He's also... Well, not exactly TheHero, but a WellIntentionedExtremist who's ''probably'' the marginally lighter shade of the GreyAndGreyMorality compared to Norsefire. [[note]]In D&D terms, he's ChaoticNeutral(ish) and the regime he's fighting to overthrow is LawfulEvil writ large.[[/note]]

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* V from ''Comicbook/VForVendetta'' partially counts. He is an anarchist and he is quite entirely mad, but unlike the other examples of this trope, he does have some empathy and does not mindlessly destroy everything. He's also... Well, not exactly TheHero, but a WellIntentionedExtremist who's ''probably'' the marginally lighter shade of the GreyAndGreyMorality compared to Norsefire. [[note]]In D&D terms, he's ChaoticNeutral(ish) and the regime he's fighting to overthrow is LawfulEvil writ large.[[/note]]
23rd Feb '18 12:45:10 PM Da1tonTheGreat
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The "bomb-throwing" image of the anarchist was locked into the mindset of the public after the 1886 Haymarket Square riot in Chicago, where eight anarchists went on trial for a bomb that was thrown at a rally (they were not actually charged with throwing it, as some weren't even at the rally; instead they were charged with inciting the action, being influential anarchist figures in Chicago). Most people had probably never paid much attention to one of the 19th century's many radical social movements before, but the sensationalized spread of the incident left a negative impression in media for a long time. The assassination of several heads of governments by anarchists during the following twenty years didn't help them either. During this period some anarchists advocated violent acts as "attentats" i.e. a means of drawing attention to their cause to spark a revolution by inspiring others, called "propaganda of the deed". Obviously, this backfired horribly, painting them as entirely depraved terrorists.

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The "bomb-throwing" image of the anarchist was locked into the mindset of the public after the 1886 Haymarket Square riot in Chicago, where eight anarchists went on trial for a bomb that was thrown at a rally (they were not actually charged with throwing it, as some weren't even at the rally; instead they were charged with inciting the action, being influential anarchist figures in Chicago). Most people had probably never paid much attention to one of the 19th century's many radical social movements before, but the sensationalized spread of the incident left a negative impression in media for a long time. The assassination of several heads of governments by anarchists during the following twenty years (most notably French President Marie François Sadi Carnot, Spanish Prime Minister Antonio Cánovas, Austrian Empress Elisabeth, Italian King Umberto I, and American President UsefulNotes/WilliamMcKinley) didn't help them either. During this period some anarchists advocated violent acts as "attentats" i.e. a means of drawing attention to their cause to spark a revolution by inspiring others, called "propaganda of the deed". Obviously, this backfired horribly, painting them as entirely depraved terrorists.
2nd Jan '18 1:15:53 AM CountDorku
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** In ''VideoGame/SunlessSea'', set in the same universe, Anarchists are one of the four factions you can raise the Supremacy of (the others being London, the Khanate, and the Dawn Machine). You can boost Supremacy: Anarchists by running supplies from Vienna to London, giving the Iron Republic the [[InfinityPlusOneSword Memento Mori]], or helping the Empire of Hands complete their zeppelin and devastate London with it.
22nd Dec '17 5:38:04 PM ClintEastwood
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* The anarchist in the ''Series/{{Blackadder}} the Third'' episode "Sense and Senility", who actually throws a CartoonBomb at the Prince Regent, while ranting about such industrial inventions as the "Going-up-and-down-a-bit-and-then-moving-along Gertrude".
** Notably played by series co-writer Ben Elton, then known as a left-wing firebrand.

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* The anarchist in the ''Series/{{Blackadder}} the Third'' episode "Sense "[[Recap/BlackadderS3E4SenseAndSenility Sense and Senility", Senility]]", who actually throws a CartoonBomb at the Prince Regent, while ranting about such industrial inventions as the "Going-up-and-down-a-bit-and-then-moving-along Gertrude".
** Notably played by series co-writer Ben Elton, Creator/BenElton, then known as a left-wing firebrand.
6th Dec '17 1:03:42 PM Pichu-kun
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* The villain from a few GameAndWatch games was named the Wily Bomber, and (due to the monochromatic color scheme) even managed to look much like the above picture.

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* The villain from a few GameAndWatch UsefulNotes/GameAndWatch games was named the Wily Bomber, and (due to the monochromatic color scheme) even managed to look much like the above picture.
15th Nov '17 12:11:24 PM thatmadork
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* The titular post-scarcity society in ''Literature/TheCulture'' aren't violent. When [[BewareTheNiceOnes they]] do throw bombs however, '''[[ApocalypseWow bow howdy]]''', they throw some big ones.
1st Nov '17 4:31:53 PM Totema
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Compare MadBomber, DirtyCommunists, LuddWasRight. For the right-wing version, see RightWingMilitiaFanatic. See also AnarchyIsChaos for an aversion. For actual bomb throwing as a WeaponOfChoice see ThrowDownTheBomblette.

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Compare MadBomber, DirtyCommunists, LuddWasRight. For the right-wing version, see RightWingMilitiaFanatic. See also AnarchyIsChaos for an aversion. For actual bomb throwing as a WeaponOfChoice see ThrowDownTheBomblette.ThrowDownTheBomblet.
24th Sep '17 3:46:28 PM nombretomado
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* The 1900s version of ''{{Casualty}}'' had a story line based on an explosion in London thought to be the work of Russian anarchists/communists, and the police invade the hospital receiving room looking for the perpetrators, subjecting anyone of vaguely Eastern European extraction to intense questioning, one of whom is injured in the conflagration...[[spoiler:before the explosion is revealed to have been due to gas.]]

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* The 1900s version of ''{{Casualty}}'' ''Series/{{Casualty}}'' had a story line based on an explosion in London thought to be the work of Russian anarchists/communists, and the police invade the hospital receiving room looking for the perpetrators, subjecting anyone of vaguely Eastern European extraction to intense questioning, one of whom is injured in the conflagration...[[spoiler:before the explosion is revealed to have been due to gas.]]
30th Jul '17 10:11:54 PM Jeduthun
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* Infamously, the ''Literature/AnarchistCookbook'' contained amateur recipes for homemade explosives (seriously, it's a ''very'' bad idea to [[DoNotTryThisAtHome try this at home]]). There was no overt connection to Anarchism as a serious philosophy except that the author seemed very interested in blowing things up as a form of protest.
30th Jul '17 11:03:36 AM Someoneman
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* Goblin Anarchists in ''VideoGame/GoldenKroneHotel'' have sticks of dynamite and [[ActionBomb explode violently]] upon death. Hope you've got some bullets or offensive magic to take them out at a distance. And if you're not currently human, you can't use either of these things, so you have no choice but to attack them in melee and take the blast.
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