History Main / CynicismCatalyst

23rd Nov '16 2:51:18 PM CybranGeneralSturm
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** Lelouch despises his home country after his father failed to explain his mother's assassination and sent him and Nunually to Japan which he invaded later on. But when he received the power of Geass, he wanted to make a peaceful world for his sister despite his morally questionable methods. Then, it goes straight to the point when his actions got several of his friends in danger and [[spoiler:the death of Shirley broke him up which caused him to go on a DisproportionateRetribution RoaringRampageOfRevenge on the Britannian research facility that experimented on the Geass users and attempt to get Rolo killed for murdering Shirley]].

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** Lelouch despises his home country after his father failed to explain his mother's assassination and sent him and Nunually Nunnally to Japan which he invaded later on. But when he received the power of Geass, he wanted to make a peaceful world for his sister despite his morally questionable methods. Then, it goes straight to the point when his actions got several of his friends in danger and [[spoiler:the death of Shirley broke him up which caused him to go on a DisproportionateRetribution RoaringRampageOfRevenge on the Britannian research facility that experimented on the Geass users and attempt to get Rolo killed for murdering Shirley]].
23rd Nov '16 2:49:58 PM CybranGeneralSturm
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* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'':
** Lelouch despises his home country after his father failed to explain his mother's assassination and sent him and Nunually to Japan which he invaded later on. But when he received the power of Geass, he wanted to make a peaceful world for his sister despite his morally questionable methods. Then, it goes straight to the point when his actions got several of his friends in danger and [[spoiler:the death of Shirley broke him up which caused him to go on a DisappriopriateRetribution on the Britannian research facility on that experimented on the Geass users and attempt to get Rolo killed for murdering Shirley]].
** Suzaku Kururugi changed when Euphemia died in the hands of Zero. When he found out that Zero is his best friend Lelouch, he felt betrayed and had him captured and delivered to the Emperor where he earned a promotion as a Knight of Rounds and had his best friend's memories of his mother, his sister and his Zero identity erased.
** Cornelia li Britannia hated the Japanese because she believed that her half-siblings, Lelouch and Nunually, were reportedly dead. Then, her sister, Euphemia, was killed by Zero, who turned out to be her supposedly dead half-brother, much to her despair

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* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'':
''Franchise/CodeGeass'':
** Lelouch despises his home country after his father failed to explain his mother's assassination and sent him and Nunually to Japan which he invaded later on. But when he received the power of Geass, he wanted to make a peaceful world for his sister despite his morally questionable methods. Then, it goes straight to the point when his actions got several of his friends in danger and [[spoiler:the death of Shirley broke him up which caused him to go on a DisappriopriateRetribution DisproportionateRetribution RoaringRampageOfRevenge on the Britannian research facility on that experimented on the Geass users and attempt to get Rolo killed for murdering Shirley]].
** Suzaku Kururugi changed when Euphemia died in the hands of Zero. When he found out that Zero is his best friend Lelouch, he felt betrayed and had him captured and delivered to the Emperor where he earned a promotion as a Knight of Rounds and had his best friend's memories of his mother, his sister and his Zero identity temporarily erased.
** Cornelia li Britannia hated the Japanese because she believed that her half-siblings, Lelouch and Nunually, were reportedly dead. Then, her sister, Euphemia, was killed by Zero, who turned out to be her supposedly dead half-brother, much to her despairdespair.
12th Nov '16 10:13:23 AM BatmanKalEl
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The Cynicism Catalyst is a traumatic, disillusioning event that [[MoralityAdjustment drives many heroes to more morally dubious methods]] or [[FaceHeelTurn outright antivillainy]]. Before, they were more idealistic, but after this event [[TookALevelInCynism they became more cynical]] and felt that the current way things are done just weren't enough. Frequently, this means either picking up less traditionally heroic methods or deciding the established way of doing things is simply not good enough. [[NeverBeHurtAgain It won't happen again]].

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The Cynicism Catalyst is a traumatic, disillusioning event that [[MoralityAdjustment drives many heroes to more morally dubious methods]] or [[FaceHeelTurn outright antivillainy]]. Before, they were more idealistic, but after this event [[TookALevelInCynism [[TookALevelInCynic they became more cynical]] and felt that the current way things are done just weren't enough. Frequently, this means either picking up less traditionally heroic methods or deciding the established way of doing things is simply not good enough. [[NeverBeHurtAgain It won't happen again]].
12th Nov '16 10:12:28 AM BatmanKalEl
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The Cynicism Catalyst is a traumatic, disillusioning event that [[MoralityAdjustment drives many heroes to more morally dubious methods]] or [[FaceHeelTurn outright antivillainy]]. Before, they were more idealistic, but after this event they became more cynical and felt that the current way things are done just weren't enough. Frequently, this means either picking up less traditionally heroic methods or deciding the established way of doing things is simply not good enough. [[NeverBeHurtAgain It won't happen again]].

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The Cynicism Catalyst is a traumatic, disillusioning event that [[MoralityAdjustment drives many heroes to more morally dubious methods]] or [[FaceHeelTurn outright antivillainy]]. Before, they were more idealistic, but after this event [[TookALevelInCynism they became more cynical cynical]] and felt that the current way things are done just weren't enough. Frequently, this means either picking up less traditionally heroic methods or deciding the established way of doing things is simply not good enough. [[NeverBeHurtAgain It won't happen again]].
21st Oct '16 5:30:34 PM Narsil
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* ''Film/{{Casablanca}}:'' When Ilsa abandoned Rick in Paris. (Though as Louis notes, Rick's cynicism was never as thorough as he liked to believe.) When Rick and Ilsa reconcile, Rick is able to drop the cynicism and become a straight-up hero.
9th Oct '16 3:06:06 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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** The Kennedy Family's involvement in the Special Olympics is inspired by (or perhaps penance for) the fate of JFK's sister Rosemary, who was lobotomized and then kept locked in an asylum for most of her life because Joseph Kennedy Sr. was flimflammed into thinking it was a good way to deal with [[RebelliousPrincess a willful daughter]] by celebrity lobotomist Walter Freeman.

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** The Kennedy Family's involvement in the Special Olympics is inspired by (or perhaps penance for) the fate of JFK's sister Rosemary, who was lobotomized {{lobotom|y}}ized and then kept locked in an asylum for most of her life because Joseph Kennedy Sr. was flimflammed into thinking it was a [[HonorRelatedAbuse good way to deal deal]] with [[RebelliousPrincess a willful daughter]] by celebrity lobotomist Walter Freeman.
27th Sep '16 5:50:29 PM CommanderVisor
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* In ''[[WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels Rebels]]'', the death of [[spoiler:Mira and Ephraim]] in addition to the stress of increasing stakes took subtle effects on Ezra, with [[spoiler:[[AmbiguousSituation Ahsoka's supposed death]] and [[EyeScream Kanan's blindness]] [[NiceJobBreakingItHero thanks]] [[ItsAllMyFault to him]] [[NaiveNewcomer trusting]] Maul]] being the final straw for Season 2. By the beginning of the next season, we see him commit more questionable acts such as PsychicAssistedSuicide and lifting his ThouShaltNotKill ideals.
27th Sep '16 10:08:11 AM BatmanKalEl
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* In ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'', the death of Lois Lane and his unborn child at his hands and the destruction of Metropolis --all this orchestrated by the [[AxCrazy Joker]]-- is the [[StartOfDarkness reason]] why [[TheCape Superman]] first becomes a WellIntentionedExtremist and KnightTemplar and finally turns in a EvilOverlord and OmnicidalManiac.

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* In ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'', the accidental death of Lois Lane and his unborn child at his hands and the destruction of Metropolis --all this orchestrated by the [[AxCrazy Joker]]-- is the [[StartOfDarkness reason]] why [[TheCape Superman]] first becomes a WellIntentionedExtremist and KnightTemplar and finally turns in a EvilOverlord and OmnicidalManiac.
27th Sep '16 10:07:14 AM BatmanKalEl
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* In ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'', the death of Lois Lane and his unborn child at his hands and the destruction of Metropolis --all this orchestrated by the [[AxCrazy Joker]]-- is the [[StartOfDarkness reason]] why [[TheCape Superman]] eventually becomes a EvilOverlord and OmnicidalManiac.

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* In ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'', the death of Lois Lane and his unborn child at his hands and the destruction of Metropolis --all this orchestrated by the [[AxCrazy Joker]]-- is the [[StartOfDarkness reason]] why [[TheCape Superman]] eventually first becomes a WellIntentionedExtremist and KnightTemplar and finally turns in a EvilOverlord and OmnicidalManiac.
21st Sep '16 4:51:17 PM BatmanKalEl
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* In ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'', the death of Lois Lane and his unborn child at his hands and the destruction of Metropolis --all this orchestrated by the [{AxCrazy Joker]]-- is the [[StartOfDarkness reason]] why [[TheCape Superman]] eventually becomes a EvilOverlord and OmnicidalManiac.

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* In ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'', the death of Lois Lane and his unborn child at his hands and the destruction of Metropolis --all this orchestrated by the [{AxCrazy [[AxCrazy Joker]]-- is the [[StartOfDarkness reason]] why [[TheCape Superman]] eventually becomes a EvilOverlord and OmnicidalManiac.
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