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4th Jan '18 1:25:58 PM MarkLungo
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* ''WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012'' has a villainous example: Fisher Biskit considers his AlphaBitch twin daughters Whittany and Brittany to be absolutely rotten people. Due to that, he repeatedly creates [[[[SecretTest tasks and trials]] in a constant effort to get them to behave more respectfully towards other people and appreciate their kindness. [[StatusQuoIsGod It invariably fails]], causing the opinions of his daughters to sink further each time. This example doubles as HiddenDepths, as he is depicted as a CorruptCorporateExecutive most of the time, but he is shown to truly understand compassion, honesty, and generosity, repaying it when done to him and hoping that someday, his daughters will do the same.

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* ''WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012'' has a villainous example: Fisher Biskit considers his AlphaBitch twin daughters Whittany and Brittany to be absolutely rotten people. Due to that, he repeatedly creates [[[[SecretTest [[SecretTest tasks and trials]] in a constant effort to get them to behave more respectfully towards other people and appreciate their kindness. [[StatusQuoIsGod It invariably fails]], causing the opinions of his daughters to sink further each time. This example doubles as HiddenDepths, as he is depicted as a CorruptCorporateExecutive most of the time, but he is shown to truly understand compassion, honesty, and generosity, repaying it when done to him and hoping that someday, his daughters will do the same.
4th Jan '18 1:25:10 PM MarkLungo
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* ''WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012'' has a villainous example: Fisher Biskit considers his AlphaBitch twin daughters Whittany and Brittany to be absolutely rotten people. Due to that, he repeatedly creates tasks and trials in a constant effort to get them to behave more respectfully towards other people and appreciate their kindness. It invariably fails, causing the opinions of his daughters to sink further each time. This example doubles as HiddenDepths, as he is depicted as a CorruptCorporateExecutive most of the time, but he is shown to truly understand compassion, honesty, and generosity, repaying it when done to him and hoping that someday, his daughters will do the same.

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* ''WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012'' has a villainous example: Fisher Biskit considers his AlphaBitch twin daughters Whittany and Brittany to be absolutely rotten people. Due to that, he repeatedly creates [[[[SecretTest tasks and trials trials]] in a constant effort to get them to behave more respectfully towards other people and appreciate their kindness. [[StatusQuoIsGod It invariably fails, fails]], causing the opinions of his daughters to sink further each time. This example doubles as HiddenDepths, as he is depicted as a CorruptCorporateExecutive most of the time, but he is shown to truly understand compassion, honesty, and generosity, repaying it when done to him and hoping that someday, his daughters will do the same.
4th Jan '18 1:16:10 PM MarkLungo
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* [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Sister Butch]] of ''WesternAnimation/JohnCallahansQuads''. Her only motivation (read: ''only motivation'') for doing anything in life is her faith, and you'd better believe she'll do anything from ''threaten people with eternal damnation for not donating enough to a charity'' to breaking and entry to [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome taking on Satan in a wrestling arena]] for that purpose.

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* [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Sister Butch]] of ''WesternAnimation/JohnCallahansQuads''. Her only motivation (read: ''only motivation'') for doing anything in life is her faith, and you'd better believe she'll do anything from ''threaten people with eternal damnation for not donating enough to a charity'' to breaking and entry to [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome taking on Satan {{Satan}} in a wrestling arena]] for that purpose.



** Unalaq from SequelSeries ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' wants unity of the Water Tribes whether they want it or not. That, and he also sets up Tonraq to be banished from the North by destroying the spirit forest so that he could be chieftain instead.
* ''WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012'' has a villainous example: Fisher considers his twin daughters to be absolutely rotten people. Due to that, he repeatedly creates tasks and trials in a constant effort to get them to behave more respectfully towards other people and appreciate their kindness. It invariably fails, causing the opinions of his daughters to sink further each time. This example doubles as HiddenDepths, as he is depicted as a CorruptCorporateExecutive most of the time, but he is shown to truly understand compassion, honesty, and generosity, repaying it when done to him and hoping that someday, his daughters will do the same.

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** Unalaq from SequelSeries ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' wants unity of to unify the Water Tribes whether they want it or not. That, and he also sets up Tonraq to be banished from the North by destroying the spirit forest so that he could be chieftain instead.
* ''WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012'' has a villainous example: Fisher Biskit considers his AlphaBitch twin daughters Whittany and Brittany to be absolutely rotten people. Due to that, he repeatedly creates tasks and trials in a constant effort to get them to behave more respectfully towards other people and appreciate their kindness. It invariably fails, causing the opinions of his daughters to sink further each time. This example doubles as HiddenDepths, as he is depicted as a CorruptCorporateExecutive most of the time, but he is shown to truly understand compassion, honesty, and generosity, repaying it when done to him and hoping that someday, his daughters will do the same.
4th Jan '18 1:10:15 PM MarkLungo
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* [[VideoGame/TheWitcher Geralt of Rivia]] has seen too much to believe that monsters are always defined by their species. If anyone commits horrible crimes for reasons that are exceptionally stupid, he can threaten to consider them monsters and kill them because he really, really wants to kill bad people. Most are pretty stupid, but a few consider throwing down their arms and going home.

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* [[VideoGame/TheWitcher In ''VideoGame/TheWitcher'', Geralt of Rivia]] Rivia has seen too much to believe that monsters are always defined by their species. If anyone commits horrible crimes for reasons that are exceptionally stupid, he can threaten to consider them monsters and kill them because he really, really wants to kill bad people. Most are pretty stupid, but a few consider throwing down their arms and going home.
4th Jan '18 1:04:56 PM MarkLungo
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* Russian Stalinists think Stalin was this, and the purpose of his cruelty was [[ScareEmStraight scare any and all crooks, mobsters, corrupt bureaucrats and conspirators straight]]. Since UsefulNotes/TheNewRussia is particularly full of mobsters and corrupt bureaucrats, they desperately want someone to do this again.
* Mao Zedong and Pol Pot were both ruthless leaders who were determined to create a "proletarian paradise", and had no problems in disposing millions of people they considered enemies or of no use to them.

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* Russian Stalinists think Stalin UsefulNotes/JosefStalin was this, and the purpose of his cruelty was [[ScareEmStraight scare any and all crooks, mobsters, corrupt bureaucrats and conspirators straight]]. Since UsefulNotes/TheNewRussia is particularly full of mobsters and corrupt bureaucrats, they desperately want someone to do this again.
* Mao Zedong UsefulNotes/MaoZedong and [[UsefulNotes/{{Cambodia}} Pol Pot Pot]] were both ruthless leaders who were determined to create a "proletarian paradise", and had no problems in disposing millions of people they considered enemies or of no use to them.
4th Jan '18 12:59:36 PM MarkLungo
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* ''FanFic/ShatteredReflection'': Having a seriously DarkAndTroubledPast [[EtTuBrute involving being betrayed by her own version of the]] [[FireEmblemAwakening Shepherds,]] Rose has absolutely no faith in their ability to make moral and rational decisions when she visits the timeline that the story takes place in, and thus defaults to this whenever trying to get them to do something.

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* ''FanFic/ShatteredReflection'': ''FanFic/ShatteredReflection'', a ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' fanfic: Having a seriously DarkAndTroubledPast involving [[EtTuBrute involving being betrayed betrayed]] by her own version of the]] [[FireEmblemAwakening Shepherds,]] the Shepherds, Rose has absolutely no faith in their ability to make moral and rational decisions when she visits the timeline that the story takes place in, and thus defaults to this whenever trying to get them to do something.



* Paul "Pious" Schäfer from the movie ''Film/LaColonia.'' He rules his commune, ''Colonia Dignidad'' (Dignity Colony) with an iron fist, and keeps men and women separate because he believes that [[SexIsEvil the love between a man and a woman is wicked and sinful,]] but [[PedophilePriest the (physical) love between man and child is saintly.]] Although the story itself is fiction, [[TruthInTelevision Schäfer did run his commune in the isolated foothills of the Chilean Andes,]] and he died in prison after being sentenced for sexually abusing children.

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* Paul "Pious" Schäfer from the movie ''Film/LaColonia.'' ''Film/LaColonia''. He rules his commune, ''Colonia Dignidad'' (Dignity Colony) with an iron fist, and keeps men and women separate because he believes that [[SexIsEvil the love between a man and a woman is wicked and sinful,]] but [[PedophilePriest the (physical) love between man and child is saintly.]] Although the story itself is fiction, [[TruthInTelevision Schäfer did run his commune in the isolated foothills of the Chilean Andes,]] and he died in prison after being sentenced for sexually abusing children.
4th Jan '18 12:55:28 PM MarkLungo
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The Dark Shepherd can be evil. His point is that you shouldn't be. While his GoodCounterpart has integrity, the Dark Shepherd has low expectations. Out of sympathy or disgust, he sees the sheep as an egocentric, thoughtlessly driven by pleasure or pain, incapable of learning, or perhaps just too addicted to bad behavior, too weak to make the right decision like a hero.

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The Dark Shepherd can be evil. His point is that you shouldn't be. While his GoodCounterpart has integrity, the Dark Shepherd has low expectations. Out of sympathy or disgust, he sees the sheep as an egocentric, thoughtlessly driven by pleasure or pain, incapable of learning, or perhaps just too addicted to bad behavior, too weak to make the right decision like a hero.
4th Jan '18 12:54:22 PM MarkLungo
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The GoodShepherd is optimistic in his heavenly intentions and arguments, but the Dark Shepherd focuses on the evil in people. The Dark Shepherd is a spiritual DrillSergeantNasty who resorts to threats and fear in the sheep's moment of doubt or descent, to scare the sheep away from the edge of the cliff.

The Dark Shepherd can be evil. His point is that you shouldn't be. While his good counterpart has integrity, the Dark Shepherd has low expectations. Out of sympathy or disgust, he sees the sheep as an egocentric, thoughtlessly driven by pleasure or pain, incapable of learning, or perhaps just too addicted to bad behavior, too weak to make the right decision like a hero.

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The GoodShepherd Good Shepherd is optimistic in his heavenly intentions and arguments, but the Dark Shepherd focuses on the evil in people. The Dark Shepherd is a spiritual DrillSergeantNasty who resorts to threats and fear in the sheep's moment of doubt or descent, to scare the sheep away from the edge of the cliff.

The Dark Shepherd can be evil. His point is that you shouldn't be. While his good counterpart GoodCounterpart has integrity, the Dark Shepherd has low expectations. Out of sympathy or disgust, he sees the sheep as an egocentric, thoughtlessly driven by pleasure or pain, incapable of learning, or perhaps just too addicted to bad behavior, too weak to make the right decision like a hero.



Heaven is the carrot; Hell is the stick; the Dark Shepherd wields the latter.

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Heaven {{Heaven}} is the carrot; Hell {{Hell}} is the stick; the Dark Shepherd wields the latter.
27th Oct '17 6:54:17 PM Lanes17B
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* Prophet Sachary Comstock from ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite'' counts. He convinced everyone in [[FloatingContinent Columbia]] that God told him to build the city as a haven for the chosen people, [[WhiteAngloSaxonProtestant non-Irish white people]] who believe his message that the lesser races are only meant to be used as [[MadeASlave free labor for the chosen few,]] and that a "false shepherd" with [[MarkOfTheBeast an evil mark (AD),]] "will lead [[TheChosenOne the Lamb]] astray."

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* Prophet Sachary Comstock from ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite'' counts. He convinced everyone in [[FloatingContinent Columbia]] that God told him to build the city as a haven for the chosen people, people: [[WhiteAngloSaxonProtestant non-Irish white people]] who believe his message that the lesser races are only meant to be used as [[MadeASlave free labor for the chosen few,]] and that a "false shepherd" with [[MarkOfTheBeast an evil mark (AD),]] "will lead [[TheChosenOne the Lamb]] astray."
27th Oct '17 5:54:39 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'' has [[KnightTemplar Governor Kraft]], the ruler of the Confederation. He purges the [[DirtyCommunists Marxists]] out of the country and enforces his reactionary ideology through informal pressure rather than law, eventually creating a stable equilibrium. By the end of the story, his state is described as virtually utopian, since all the evil forces were so thoroughly scared away.
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