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17th Apr '18 11:56:30 PM trixus
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** Helen is portrayed as unreasonable and overemotional about [[spoiler: her husband cheating on her. In "The Tryst," telling Yale to break off his affair with Angie and stick with Helen causes you to lose. Yale then mocks you for thinking that having an affair is at all a bad idea, before throwing you out and saying that you have a limited future, unlike him, because having an affair means he has "[[TitleDrop ambition]]"]].

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** Helen is portrayed as unreasonable and overemotional about [[spoiler: her husband cheating on her. In "The Tryst," telling Yale to break off his affair with Angie and stick with Helen causes you to lose. Yale then mocks you for thinking that having an affair is at all a bad idea, before throwing you out and saying that you have a limited future, unlike him, because having an affair means he has "[[TitleDrop ambition]]"]]. Amusingly the narration set up that the PlayerCharacter is only talking her down not because she wants to club her husband with a violin but that the violin is a gift from his/her aunt and is too tired to call the cops.
22nd Mar '18 1:20:43 PM patriciovalencia117
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* Tom [=McGregor=] from the 2018 adaptation of ''Film/PeterRabbit'' is meant to be seen as a menace towards the titular animals, despite the fact that he's doing absolutely ''nothing wrong'' excluding protecting his garden from self-entitled and thoughtless animals, whom even [[spoiler:kill his uncle at one point due to their thoughtless actions]] and even rather enjoy this such predicament. Bottom line, he's just meant to be seen as a bad guy for just trying to (rightfully) keep his garden safe from inconsiderate vermin.

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* Tom [=McGregor=] from the 2018 adaptation of ''Film/PeterRabbit'' ''Film/PeterRabbit''. Although he can be unpleasant person and is meant to be seen as a menace towards the titular animals, despite the fact that he's doing absolutely he did ''nothing wrong'' excluding protecting his garden from self-entitled and thoughtless animals, whom even [[spoiler:kill [[spoiler:inadvertently kill his uncle at one point due to their thoughtless actions]] and even rather enjoy this such predicament. Bottom line, he's just meant to be seen as a bad guy for just trying to (rightfully) keep his garden safe from inconsiderate vermin.



* ''Film/GodzillavsMegaguirus'', Godzilla all of characters manages to be this. The Godzilla of this film is one of the less violent incarnations of the character, who only attacks Japan because he was attracted to a nuclear power plant, and later an alternative energy source in the form of plasma power, which was outlawed because it attracted him. When he attacks Japan again, it is eventually revealed to have been because some of the humans in the film were conducting a project with plasma energy, ignoring the danger. While Godzilla is certainly dangerous, his actions do not justify the extreme lengths the humans go to kill him, building a weapon that tears holes in space. And then the humans use the weapon a second time, despite it not only failing the first, but it also brought the film's other titular monster, which was only stopped by Godzilla himself.

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* ''Film/GodzillavsMegaguirus'', Godzilla ''Film/GodzillaVsMegaguirus'': Godzilla, of all of characters characters, manages to be this. The Godzilla of this film is one of the less violent incarnations of the character, who only attacks Japan because he was attracted to a nuclear power plant, plant and later an alternative energy source in the form of plasma power, which was outlawed because it attracted him. energy. When he Godzilla attacks Japan again, it is eventually revealed to have been because some of the humans in the film were conducting a project tests with plasma energy, ignoring the danger. how such technology is illegal and capable of attracting him. While Godzilla is certainly dangerous, his actions do not justify the extreme lengths the humans go to kill him, him including building a weapon that tears holes black hole weapon. Furthermore, in space. And then trying to kill Godzilla using said black hole weapon, the humans use the weapon a second time, despite it not only failing the first, but it also brought the wound up bringing film's other titular monster, which was only stopped by Godzilla himself.
20th Mar '18 10:15:15 AM RandomNumberReactor
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* Smiler from the [[Snark Bait infamous]] film, ''WesternAnimation/TheEmojiMovie'', is meant to be seen as the bad guy for trying to delete Gene. But while deleting someone is immoral, her actions are ''completely'' understandable considering the fact that Gene is careless enough to destroy the entire workplace just because he (for some reason) cannot hold ''a single face'' and Smiler is just trying to prevent Gene from nearly ''killing the entire city'' or cause any more damage. Plus, Gene's condition will cause other emojis to ''go out of business'' since he already provides all of their emotions for them.

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* Smiler from the [[Snark Bait [[SnarkBait infamous]] film, ''WesternAnimation/TheEmojiMovie'', is meant to be seen as the bad guy for trying to delete Gene. But while deleting someone is immoral, her actions are ''completely'' understandable considering the fact that Gene is careless enough to destroy the entire workplace just because he (for some reason) cannot hold ''a single face'' and Smiler is just trying to prevent Gene from nearly ''killing the entire city'' or cause any more damage. Plus, Gene's condition will cause other emojis to ''go out of business'' since he already provides all of their emotions for them.
16th Mar '18 10:24:16 PM Codafett
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* During the Blasts from the Pasts two-parter we're introduced to Mala, a Kryptonian criminal trapped in the Phantom Zone that Superman just happens to discover by chance one day. Looking into her history, he learns that she was a member of the military under Jax-Ur, a CompositeCharacter of General Zod and Comic!Jax-Ur, who was imprisoned for being part of a traitorous rebellion initiated by her aforementioned superior. Because she was merely an accomplice, her sentence was scheduled to end around the time Krypton exploded. Superman decides to release her in the hopes that she'd become a hero like him (also because he wanted another Kryptonian to hang out with). Long story short, she listens to Clark and helps him thwart some crime but goes a bit overboard and causes damages to civillian property, which causes Superman to genuinely consider ''sending her back into the Phantom Zone, presumably forever''. This, along with an unrelated altercation with Lois Lane about Superman's affections, [[ThenLetMeBeEvil causes her to return to her former leader and attempt to take over the Earth]]. You have a character that is genuinely trying to be a hero, and their minor mistakes are treated as catastrophes, and all mentions of her after the fact are as though she was a violent psychopath the entire time.

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* During the Blasts from the Pasts two-parter in ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' we're introduced to Mala, a Kryptonian criminal trapped in the Phantom Zone that Superman just happens to discover by chance one day. Looking into her history, he learns that she was a member of the military under Jax-Ur, a CompositeCharacter of General Zod and Comic!Jax-Ur, who was imprisoned for being part of a traitorous rebellion initiated by her aforementioned superior. Because she was merely an accomplice, her sentence was scheduled to end around the time Krypton exploded. Superman decides to release her in the hopes that she'd become a hero like him (also because he wanted another Kryptonian to hang out with). Long story short, she listens to Clark and helps him thwart some crime but goes a bit overboard and causes damages to civillian property, which causes Superman to genuinely consider ''sending her back into the Phantom Zone, presumably forever''. This, along with an unrelated altercation with Lois Lane about Superman's affections, [[ThenLetMeBeEvil causes her to return to her former leader and attempt to take over the Earth]]. You have a character that is genuinely trying to be a hero, and their minor mistakes are treated as catastrophes, and all mentions of her after the fact are as though she was a violent psychopath the entire time.
16th Mar '18 10:22:53 PM Codafett
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* During the Blasts from the Pasts two-parter we're introduced to Mala, a Kryptonian criminal trapped in the Phantom Zone that Superman just happens to discover by chance one day. Looking into her history, he learns that she was a member of the military under Jax-Ur, a CompositeCharacter of General Zod and Comic!Jax-Ur, who was imprisoned for being part of a traitorous rebellion initiated by her aforementioned superior. Because she was merely an accomplice, her sentence was scheduled to end around the time Krypton exploded. Superman decides to release her in the hopes that she'd become a hero like him (also because he wanted another Kryptonian to hang out with). Long story short, she listens to Clark and helps him thwart some crime but goes a bit overboard and causes damages to civillian property, which causes Superman to genuinely consider ''sending her back into the Phantom Zone, presumably forever''. This, along with an unrelated altercation with Lois Lane about Superman's affections, [[ThenLetMeBeEvil causes her to return to her former leader and attempt to take over the Earth]]. You have a character that is genuinely trying to be a hero, and their minor mistakes are treated as catastrophes, and all mentions of her after the fact are as though she was a violent psychopath the entire time.
16th Mar '18 7:23:42 PM FateStayWho
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* ''Film/GodzillavsMegaguirus'', Godzilla all of characters manages to be this. The Godzilla of this film is one of the less violent incarnations of the character, who only attacks Japan because he was attracted to a nuclear power plant, and later an alternative energy source in the form of plasma power, which was outlawed because it attracted him. When he attacks Japan again, it is eventually revealed to have been because some of the humans in the film were conducting a project with plasma energy, ignoring the danger. While Godzilla is certainly dangerous, his actions do not justify the extreme lengths the humans go to kill him, building a weapon that tears holes in space. And then the humans use the weapon a second time, despite it not only failing the first, but it also brought the film's other titular monster, which was only stopped by Godzilla himself.
13th Mar '18 8:35:45 AM smasll_lordvoice
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* Smiler from the infamous film, ''WesternAnimation/TheEmojiMovie'', is meant to be seen as the bad guy for trying to delete Gene. But while deleting someone is immoral, her actions are ''completely'' understandable considering the fact that Gene is careless enough to destroy the entire workplace just because he (for some reason) cannot hold ''a single face'' and Smiler is just trying to prevent Gene from nearly ''killing the entire city'' or cause any more damage. Plus, Gene's condition will cause other emojis to ''go out of business'' since he already provides all of their emotions for them.

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* Smiler from the infamous [[Snark Bait infamous]] film, ''WesternAnimation/TheEmojiMovie'', is meant to be seen as the bad guy for trying to delete Gene. But while deleting someone is immoral, her actions are ''completely'' understandable considering the fact that Gene is careless enough to destroy the entire workplace just because he (for some reason) cannot hold ''a single face'' and Smiler is just trying to prevent Gene from nearly ''killing the entire city'' or cause any more damage. Plus, Gene's condition will cause other emojis to ''go out of business'' since he already provides all of their emotions for them.
12th Mar '18 6:22:13 AM MagiMecha
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* Goku is hit with this in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper''[='s=] Universal Survival Saga. The Gods of Destruction and their Supreme Kais are angry that they're being forced to fight for their very existence and since they're scared shitless at the idea of calling out [[TopGod Zen-O]], they've all turned their attention to Goku as he's the one who reminded the two Zen-Os of the tournament idea and not the fact that he's the one who has given them the chance to live.
4th Mar '18 3:45:20 PM gophergiggles
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** A straighter example with Iron Will pops up in ''Once Upon A Zeppelin'' where he uses "pushy and manipulative" tactics to get customers aboard his Princess-themed cruise, but the fact remains that he gave Twilight's entire family a free cruise and clearly outlined the terms of it in a consent form which Twilight Velvet didn't bother to read before signing. Pushy and manipulative or not, he was well within his reasonable right to expect them to honor the agreement:
--> '''Twilight Sparkle:''' Iron Will, I'm not sure it was entirely honest of you to offer this cruise to my family without telling us that ponies bought tickets just to see Cadance and me!
--> '''Iron Will:''' [[VillainHasAPoint Iron Will outlined all the details of the cruise in the Prize Acceptance and Consent Form that you signed.]]
--> '''Twilight Velvet:''' Well, when somepony offers you a free vacation, who reads the fine print?
1st Mar '18 6:23:38 AM patriciovalencia117
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* Tom McGregor from the 2018 adaptation of ''Film/PeterRabbit'' is meant to be seen as a menace towards the titular animals, despite the fact that he's doing absolutely ''nothing wrong'' excluding protecting his garden from self-entitled and thoughtless animals, whom even [[spoiler:kill his uncle at one point due to their thoughtless actions]] and even rather enjoy this such predicament. Bottom line, he's just meant to be seen as a bad guy for just trying to (rightfully) keep his garden safe from inconsiderate vermin.

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* Tom McGregor [=McGregor=] from the 2018 adaptation of ''Film/PeterRabbit'' is meant to be seen as a menace towards the titular animals, despite the fact that he's doing absolutely ''nothing wrong'' excluding protecting his garden from self-entitled and thoughtless animals, whom even [[spoiler:kill his uncle at one point due to their thoughtless actions]] and even rather enjoy this such predicament. Bottom line, he's just meant to be seen as a bad guy for just trying to (rightfully) keep his garden safe from inconsiderate vermin.
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