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1st Sep '17 10:15:20 AM Dravencour
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What can be more completely and pointlessly evil? Burning down an orphanage, of course! Besides, burning harmless orphans have an enjoyable smell.

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What can be more [[KickTheDog completely and pointlessly evil? evil]]? Burning down an orphanage, of course! Besides, burning harmless orphans have an enjoyable smell.
1st Sep '17 10:14:45 AM Dravencour
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This is very, ''very'' rarely positive; the only way it can be is if it's an OrphanageOfFear, particularly if the fire-setter is someone who lived and suffered there, and if the character took pains to make sure that everyone got out alive. Then again, such an act is sometimes used as a BloodbathVillainOrigin in which case the character may not be too concerned about who gets out alive (particularly if the [[KidsAreCruel other kids were cruel to them]]), and the [[EvilOrphanageLady management]] usually makes it so some of the orphans are unable to escape the fire.

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This is very, ''very'' rarely positive; the only way it can be is if it's an OrphanageOfFear, particularly if the fire-setter is someone who lived and suffered there, and if the character took pains to make sure that everyone got gets out alive. Then again, such an act is sometimes used as a BloodbathVillainOrigin in which case the character may not be too concerned about who gets out alive (particularly if the [[KidsAreCruel other kids were cruel to them]]), and the [[EvilOrphanageLady management]] usually makes it so some of the orphans are unable to escape the fire.
1st Sep '17 10:14:22 AM Dravencour
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This is very, ''very'' rarely positive; the only way it can be is if it's an OrphanageOfFear, particularly if the fire-setter is someone who lived and suffered there, and if the character took pains to make sure that everyone got out alive. Then again, some such characters are pretty unconcerned about who gets out alive (particularly if the [[KidsAreCruel other kids were cruel to them]]), and the [[EvilOrphanageLady management]] of the latter usually makes it so some of the orphans are unable to escape the fire.

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This is very, ''very'' rarely positive; the only way it can be is if it's an OrphanageOfFear, particularly if the fire-setter is someone who lived and suffered there, and if the character took pains to make sure that everyone got out alive. Then again, some such characters are pretty unconcerned an act is sometimes used as a BloodbathVillainOrigin in which case the character may not be too concerned about who gets out alive (particularly if the [[KidsAreCruel other kids were cruel to them]]), and the [[EvilOrphanageLady management]] of the latter usually makes it so some of the orphans are unable to escape the fire.
1st Sep '17 10:12:46 AM Dravencour
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This is very, ''very'' rarely positive, the only way it can be is if it's an OrphanageOfFear (especially if the fire-setter is someone who lived and suffered there), but then again, the [[EvilOrphanageLady management]] of the latter usually makes it so some of the orphans are unable to escape the fire.

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This is very, ''very'' rarely positive, positive; the only way it can be is if it's an OrphanageOfFear (especially OrphanageOfFear, particularly if the fire-setter is someone who lived and suffered there), but then there, and if the character took pains to make sure that everyone got out alive. Then again, some such characters are pretty unconcerned about who gets out alive (particularly if the [[KidsAreCruel other kids were cruel to them]]), and the [[EvilOrphanageLady management]] of the latter usually makes it so some of the orphans are unable to escape the fire.
1st Sep '17 10:05:24 AM Dravencour
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This is very, ''very'' rarely positive, the only way it can be is if it's an OrphanageOfFear, but then again, the [[EvilOrphanageLady management]] of the latter usually makes it so some of the orphans are unable to escape the fire.

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This is very, ''very'' rarely positive, the only way it can be is if it's an OrphanageOfFear, OrphanageOfFear (especially if the fire-setter is someone who lived and suffered there), but then again, the [[EvilOrphanageLady management]] of the latter usually makes it so some of the orphans are unable to escape the fire.
1st Sep '17 10:03:26 AM Dravencour
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This is very very rarely positive, the only way it can is if it's an OrphanageOfFear, but then again, the management of the latter usually makes it so some orphans are unable to escape the fire.

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This is very very very, ''very'' rarely positive, the only way it can be is if it's an OrphanageOfFear, but then again, the management [[EvilOrphanageLady management]] of the latter usually makes it so some of the orphans are unable to escape the fire.
11th Jul '17 5:23:26 AM MarqFJA
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* More of a burn the temple, but this is what happened to [[spoiler:Anji]] from ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' [[BreakTheCutie that made him into a]] WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds; the temple where he has looking after orphans was burned down, and all the orphans killed.

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* More of a burn the temple, but this is what happened to [[spoiler:Anji]] from ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' [[BreakTheCutie that made him into a]] WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds; the temple where he has looking after orphans was burned down, and all the orphans killed.
killed, all because the mayor and his men sucking up to the Meiji government through its anti-Buddhist stance to sate their {{Greed}}. [[AssholeVictim No tears were shed for them when they died years later at the hands of a vengeful Anji.]]
3rd Nov '16 9:49:16 PM nombretomado
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* In ''HulkVs'', Sabertooth says that after he and Lady Deathstrike get done sadistically killing Wolverine, they're going to drop the Hulk on an orphanage for shits and giggles.

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* In ''HulkVs'', ''WesternAnimation/HulkVs'', Sabertooth says that after he and Lady Deathstrike get done sadistically killing Wolverine, they're going to drop the Hulk on an orphanage for shits and giggles.
22nd Oct '16 12:00:55 PM Xtifr
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* Played for humor in Creator/RobertSheckley's short story, "Triplication", where a man is in court for burning down an orphanage. His lawyer explains that on the planet Altira III, orphanages are used for training assassins, and his client has probably saved thousands or millions of innocent lives. The charges are dismissed. A few years later, the guy is back in court, and again, he has a good excuse for burning down an orphanage, and gets off. It isn't until the third time, after he burns down an orphanage on Earth, that the truth comes out: he simply ''likes'' burning orphanages.
7th Aug '16 5:57:12 PM MasterGhandalf
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* Invoked by [[TheCalilgula High Lord Kalarus]] in the ''Literature/CodexAlera'' while besieging the city of Ceres. In order to lure out the city's defenders who have holed up in the fortified center, he has his men attack orphanages ''and'' a street where retired ''legionares'' are living out their pensions. It works; as one character points out, no matter how stoic or cynical one may be there's only so many times one can see a child or elder killed before it becomes too much to bear.
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