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20th Dec '16 3:12:12 PM Dragon101
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* The titular VillainProtagonist ''{{Literature/Fantomas}}'' is initially claimed to be a radical French anarchist who commits all sorts of crimes in the hopes of brining down civilisation. However, in practice he comes across as more of a CardCrryingVillain [[PlayedForDrama played dead straight]], a [[{{Sadist}} sadistic]] [[TheSociopath psychopath]] and SerialKiller with a [[DiablocialMastermind vast criminal network]] who commits a range of violent crimes ForTheEvulz. He is [[TheBadGuyWins never caught or killed]] in any of the stories and on the occasions that he is, he is either FakingTheDead or even [[FrameUp framing innocent people to be arrested or executed in his place]], and it is likely that his only real goal is simply infamy.

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* The titular VillainProtagonist ''{{Literature/Fantomas}}'' is initially claimed to be a radical French anarchist who commits all sorts of crimes in the hopes of brining down civilisation. However, in practice he comes across as more of a CardCrryingVillain CardCarryingVillain [[PlayedForDrama played dead straight]], a [[{{Sadist}} sadistic]] [[TheSociopath psychopath]] and SerialKiller with a [[DiablocialMastermind vast criminal network]] who commits a range of violent crimes ForTheEvulz. He is [[TheBadGuyWins never caught or killed]] in any of the stories and on the occasions that he is, he is either FakingTheDead or even [[FrameUp framing innocent people to be arrested or executed in his place]], and it is likely that his only real goal is simply infamy.
20th Dec '16 3:05:48 PM Dragon101
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* The titular VillainProtagonist ''{{Literature/Fantomas}}'' is initially claimed to be a radical French anarchist who commits all sorts of crimes in the hopes of brining down civilisation. However, in practice he comes across as more of a CardCrryingVillain [[PlayedForDrama played dead straight]], a [[{{Sadist}} sadistic]] [[TheSociopath psychopath]] and SerialKiller with a [[DiablocialMastermind vast criminal network]] who commits a range of violent crimes ForTheEvulz. He is [[TheBadGuyWins never caught or killed]] in any of the stories and on the occasions that he is, he is either FakingTheDead or even [[FrameUp framing innocent people to be arrested or executed in his place]], and it is likely that his only real goal is simply infamy.
20th Nov '16 2:02:04 PM TheKaizerreich
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Since the 19th century, after anarchism began to take form as a social movement, news, propaganda, and fiction have vilified anarchists as [[AxCrazy maniacs]] who [[ForTheEvulz just want nothing but]] chaos, destruction, and anarchy for anarchy's sake. Anarchists often fill the role of TerroristsWithoutACause. This also tended to be the stereotypical image of communists for many Westerners until the [[BigBrotherIsWatching "Orwellian intellectual infiltrating the government"]] image gained popularity starting in the 1940s.

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Since the 19th century, after anarchism began to take form as a social movement, news, propaganda, and fiction have vilified anarchists as [[AxCrazy maniacs]] who simply want nothing but [[AnarchyIsChaos chaos]], [[StrawNihilist destruction]], and [[ForTheEvulz just want nothing but]] chaos, destruction, and anarchy for anarchy's sake.sake]]. Anarchists often fill the role of TerroristsWithoutACause. This also tended to be the stereotypical image of communists for many Westerners until the [[BigBrotherIsWatching "Orwellian intellectual infiltrating the government"]] image gained popularity starting in the 1940s.
20th Nov '16 2:00:34 PM TheKaizerreich
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Since the 19th century, after anarchism began to take form as a social movement, news, propaganda, and fiction have vilified anarchists as [[AxCrazy maniacs]] who [[ForTheEvulz just want nothing but]] chaos, destruction, and anarchy. Anarchists often fill the role of TerroristsWithoutACause. This also tended to be the stereotypical image of communists for many Westerners until the [[BigBrotherIsWatching "Orwellian intellectual infiltrating the government"]] image gained popularity starting in the 1940s.

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Since the 19th century, after anarchism began to take form as a social movement, news, propaganda, and fiction have vilified anarchists as [[AxCrazy maniacs]] who [[ForTheEvulz just want nothing but]] chaos, destruction, and anarchy.anarchy for anarchy's sake. Anarchists often fill the role of TerroristsWithoutACause. This also tended to be the stereotypical image of communists for many Westerners until the [[BigBrotherIsWatching "Orwellian intellectual infiltrating the government"]] image gained popularity starting in the 1940s.
5th Oct '16 8:35:18 PM Fireblood
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* ''Literature/LookingBackward'': {{Discussed}} by Dr. Leete and Julian, the latter saying the anarchists in the late 1800s were actually subsidized by the capitalists to scare people off socialism from its association with terrorist violence. This was a big issue at the time the book was written in 1887. A year prior to this, for instance, was the infamous Haymarket affair where eight anarchists would be convicted of conspiracy over a bombing in Chicago, though it's doubtful which (if any) actually did it.

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* ''Literature/LookingBackward'': {{Discussed}} by Dr. Leete and Julian, the latter saying the anarchists in the late 1800s were actually subsidized by the capitalists to scare people off socialism from its association with terrorist violence. This was a big issue at the time the book was written in 1887. 1888. A year prior to this, for instance, was the infamous Haymarket affair where eight four anarchists would be convicted of were hanged over a conspiracy over to murder police with a bombing bomb in Chicago, though it's doubtful which (if any) actually did it.it (four others had also been convicted-one killed himself, the rest were pardoned).
5th Oct '16 8:30:35 PM Fireblood
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* Creator/FyodorDostoevsky's novel ''Literature/{{Demons}}'' (a.k.a. ''The Possessed'') features probably the worst version of this trope... as protagonists! Their ideologist, Shigaylov, states that they will wipe out millions of innocent people to create a new society, their leader is power-hungry maniac, and his [[TheDragon right-hand man]] is a [[spoiler:child molester, though it's said only in a deleted chapter]]. Though Dostoevsky predicted a Reign of Terror once the Communists came to power, his characters are even worse than real-life CHEKA and NKVD, because almost all of the Soviet government's cruel actions were pragmatically motivated, but the anarchist terrorist gang were much more indiscriminate.

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* Creator/FyodorDostoevsky's novel ''Literature/{{Demons}}'' (a.k.a. ''The Possessed'') features probably the worst version of this trope... as protagonists! Their ideologist, Shigaylov, states that they will wipe out millions of innocent people to create a new society, their leader is power-hungry maniac, and his [[TheDragon right-hand man]] is a [[spoiler:child molester, though it's said only in a deleted chapter]]. Though Dostoevsky predicted a Reign of Terror once the Communists came to power, his characters are even worse than the real-life CHEKA and NKVD, because almost all of the Soviet government's cruel actions were pragmatically motivated, but the anarchist terrorist gang were much more indiscriminate.


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* ''Literature/LookingBackward'': {{Discussed}} by Dr. Leete and Julian, the latter saying the anarchists in the late 1800s were actually subsidized by the capitalists to scare people off socialism from its association with terrorist violence. This was a big issue at the time the book was written in 1887. A year prior to this, for instance, was the infamous Haymarket affair where eight anarchists would be convicted of conspiracy over a bombing in Chicago, though it's doubtful which (if any) actually did it.
4th Oct '16 7:31:47 PM Fireblood
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* ''Series/{{Timeless}}'': Lucy pretends they are anarchists hijacking the Hindenburg to get it down before the bomb onboard goes off (specifically the Anarchist Black Cross, an actual anarchist organization, though they're not terrorists, but only support imprisoned anarchists and other radicals). When the Hindenburg explodes anyway then, it's recorded as if that's what happened, and they're the suspects.
30th Sep '16 9:32:29 PM Fireblood
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** He seems to fashion himself as a sort of dark trickster figure, particularly in opposition to Batman as an upholder of law and ORDER (thus the Joker would aspire to unlawful and chaotic acts)
* Robin Williams gives a chilling performance as one in ''The Secret Agent'', an adaptation of Creator/JosephConrad.

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** He seems to fashion himself as a sort of dark trickster figure, particularly in opposition to Batman as an upholder of law and ORDER (thus the Joker would aspire to unlawful and chaotic acts)
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* Robin Williams gives a chilling performance as one in ''The Secret Agent'', an a film adaptation of Creator/JosephConrad.Creator/JosephConrad's novel.



* In ''Film/{{Suffragette}}'' the protagonists are technically women's rights activists, not anarchists. However, after they [[spoiler: have blown up the (empty) manor of a member of parliament]] one of the men in power says something about considering this "level of anarchy" inacceptable. Though it's not as if the suffragists weren't [[PoliceBrutality beaten up by the police]] before that.

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* In ''Film/{{Suffragette}}'' the protagonists are technically women's rights activists, not anarchists. However, after they [[spoiler: have blown up the (empty) manor of a member of parliament]] one of the men in power says something about considering this "level of anarchy" inacceptable.unacceptable. Though it's not as if the suffragists weren't [[PoliceBrutality beaten up by the police]] before that.
* ''Film/{{Criminal}}'': Xavier Heimdahl, who's trying to obtain the Wormhole program, which will give him control of the US's nuclear arsenal to destroy every government in the world.
2nd Aug '16 10:25:14 AM Tusilos
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UsefulNotes/{{Anarchism}} is an umbrella term for a bunch of views that advocate the reduction or elimination of hierarchic power and its replacement by various forms of voluntary non-hierarchical cooperation. Historically, the majority of anarchists encourage nonviolent means for this goal.

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UsefulNotes/{{Anarchism}} is an umbrella term for a bunch of views that advocate the reduction or elimination of hierarchic power and its replacement by various forms of voluntary non-hierarchical cooperation. Historically, the majority of many anarchists encourage nonviolent means for this goal.
2nd Aug '16 5:01:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''VictoriaAnEmpireUnderTheSun'' has a variety of "Crime buildings" that can appear if your crime spending gets too low, one of these is "anarchist bomb-throwers" that greatly increases the chance of a "Political assassination" event.

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* ''VictoriaAnEmpireUnderTheSun'' ''VideoGame/VictoriaAnEmpireUnderTheSun'' has a variety of "Crime buildings" that can appear if your crime spending gets too low, one of these is "anarchist bomb-throwers" that greatly increases the chance of a "Political assassination" event.
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