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15th May '16 9:47:08 AM nombretomado
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* Perhaps the best example of this trope is Max Eisenhardt aka {{Magneto}} from the ComicBook/XMen. His origin story is enough to drive anyone to villainy, and yet, throughout the comics (and the movies) he is shown as not fueled by revenge, blind hate against humanity, or the desire to do evil. His ultimate motivation is to fight for his own kind - the Mutants - which he sees as persecuted by the common humans for being different and perceived as dangerous.

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* Perhaps the best example of this trope is Max Eisenhardt aka {{Magneto}} ComicBook/{{Magneto}} from the ComicBook/XMen. His origin story is enough to drive anyone to villainy, and yet, throughout the comics (and the movies) he is shown as not fueled by revenge, blind hate against humanity, or the desire to do evil. His ultimate motivation is to fight for his own kind - the Mutants - which he sees as persecuted by the common humans for being different and perceived as dangerous.



* {{Magneto}} from the Film/{{X-Men}}. See Comic Books entry above.

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* {{Magneto}} ComicBook/{{Magneto}} from the Film/{{X-Men}}.''Film/XMen'' movies. See Comic Books entry above.
21st Feb '16 8:05:45 PM spectertv
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* Happens midway through ''Anime/CrossAnge'' with [[spoiler:Chris]], who had been [[spoiler:resurrected by Embryo after being shot in the head by a Misurugi soldier and left for dead. [[TheCorrupter Embryo]], on top of [[IOweYouMyLife saving her life]], had fed her issues of resentment and fear of abandonment regarding Hilda and Rosalie, making her hate and desire to kill them, and gave her the attention she desired for so long. All of this, combined with the Ragna-mail he grants her to help destroy the people she felt abandoned her, earns him her allegiance.

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* Happens midway through ''Anime/CrossAnge'' with [[spoiler:Chris]], who had been [[spoiler:resurrected by Embryo after being shot in the head by a Misurugi soldier and left for dead. ]] [[TheCorrupter Embryo]], on top of [[IOweYouMyLife saving her life]], had fed her issues of resentment and fear of abandonment regarding Hilda and Rosalie, making her hate and desire to kill them, and gave her the attention she desired for so long. All of this, combined with the Ragna-mail he grants her to help destroy the people she felt abandoned her, earns him her allegiance.
21st Feb '16 10:18:34 AM gophergiggles
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* This seems to be the case with Major West from ''Film/TwentyEightDaysLater''. Though it doesn't even come close to justifying the horrible things he wanted to do, he seems as if he was a decent person once and a FatherToHisMen who had crumbled under the pressure of the apparent post-apocalyptic hell they now lived in and been driven to horrific extremes to keep his men from loosing hope and (in one case) attempting suicide.
10th Jan '16 1:37:22 PM azul120
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* Happens midway through ''Anime/CrossAnge'' with [[spoiler:Chris]], who had been [[spoiler:resurrected by Embryo after being shot in the head by a Misurugi soldier and left for dead. [[TheCorrupter Embryo]], on top of [[IOweYouMyLife saving her life]], had fed her issues of resentment and fear of abandonment regarding Hilda and Rosalie, making her hate and desire to kill them, and gave her the attention she desired for so long. All of this, combined with the Ragna-mail he grants her to help destroy the people she felt abandoned her, earns him her allegiance.



* Johan Liebert from ''{{Anime/Monster}}''. No, really. Hard as it is to imagine, he was once a frightened little boy clinging to his mother's leg before he was systematically warped by secret psychological torture [[spoiler:that actually happened to his ''sister'', and that he managed to accidentally create as a false memory for himself]] and then even more brainwashing to become the perfect little East German super-soldier. While he was already a full-on EnfantTerrible by age 6 or 7, he wasn't born that way, and would not have become how he ended up without these traumas.
** [[spoiler: It's implied that what actually broke him was, at the age of six, realizing that his mother favored one of the children more than the other when she willingly handed one over to Bonaparta. The knowledge that people were inherently different and that favouritism could drive people to do things like that]]

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* Johan Liebert from ''{{Anime/Monster}}''.''Anime/{{Monster}}''. No, really. Hard as it is to imagine, he was once a frightened little boy clinging to his mother's leg before he was systematically warped by secret psychological torture [[spoiler:that actually happened to his ''sister'', and that he managed to accidentally create as a false memory for himself]] and then even more brainwashing to become the perfect little East German super-soldier. While he was already a full-on EnfantTerrible by age 6 or 7, he wasn't born that way, and would not have become how he ended up without these traumas.
** [[spoiler: It's [[spoiler:It's implied that what actually broke him was, at the age of six, realizing that his mother favored one of the children more than the other when she willingly handed one over to Bonaparta. The knowledge that people were inherently different and that favouritism could drive people to do things like that]]



* Ken Ichijouji from ''Anime/{{Digimon Adventure 02}}'' wished his older brother would [[NeverSayDie disappear]], and eventually had to cope with [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor his death in a car wreck]]. A CompellingVoice brought him into AnotherDimension and he finally lost it, becoming The Digimon Emperor.

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* Ken Ichijouji from ''Anime/{{Digimon Adventure 02}}'' ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'' wished his older brother would [[NeverSayDie disappear]], and eventually had to cope with [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor his death in a car wreck]]. A CompellingVoice brought him into AnotherDimension and he finally lost it, becoming The Digimon Emperor.



* Perhaps the best example of this trope is Max Eisenhardt aka {{Magneto}} from the ComicBook/{{X-Men}}. His origin story is enough to drive anyone to villainy, and yet, throughout the comics (and the movies) he is shown as not fueled by revenge, blind hate against humanity, or the desire to do evil. His ultimate motivation is to fight for his own kind - the Mutants - which he sees as persecuted by the common humans for being different and perceived as dangerous.

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* Perhaps the best example of this trope is Max Eisenhardt aka {{Magneto}} from the ComicBook/{{X-Men}}.ComicBook/XMen. His origin story is enough to drive anyone to villainy, and yet, throughout the comics (and the movies) he is shown as not fueled by revenge, blind hate against humanity, or the desire to do evil. His ultimate motivation is to fight for his own kind - the Mutants - which he sees as persecuted by the common humans for being different and perceived as dangerous.
7th Jan '16 9:52:18 PM nombretomado
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* [[PsychoElectro Electro]] is done this way in ''TheSpectacularSpiderman''. While working in Curt Connors' lab, he falls victim to an accident that leaves him charged with electric energy, unable to live safely without a suit covering him at all times. Over the course of the episode, his mentality degrades more and more as he fails to deal with the loss of his humanity and is repeatedly attacked by Spiderman (who doesn't realize the situation), and the cops (who do, but deal with it too harshly). His first criminal act is merely to try to hold Connors hostage until he can come up with a cure, but he eventually goes completely insane and detaches himself completely from [[ThatManIsDead himself]] and his sanity.

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* [[PsychoElectro Electro]] is done this way in ''TheSpectacularSpiderman''.''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan''. While working in Curt Connors' lab, he falls victim to an accident that leaves him charged with electric energy, unable to live safely without a suit covering him at all times. Over the course of the episode, his mentality degrades more and more as he fails to deal with the loss of his humanity and is repeatedly attacked by Spiderman (who doesn't realize the situation), and the cops (who do, but deal with it too harshly). His first criminal act is merely to try to hold Connors hostage until he can come up with a cure, but he eventually goes completely insane and detaches himself completely from [[ThatManIsDead himself]] and his sanity.
29th Dec '15 8:58:41 PM Willbyr
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* [[spoiler:Bernkastel]] in ''UminekoNoNakuKoroNi.'' She's essentially an [[spoiler:incarnation of [[FallenHero all of the Rikas who died]] [[VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry in Hinamizawa]] as [[HatePlague her friends went insane and killed each other]] and [[DoomedHometown the entire village was destroyed]]]]. Well, it's no wonder that the combination of all of that had some mental damage. It's the "having the [[RealityWarper power]] to screw around with [[spoiler:[[AlternateUniverse other worlds]]]]" part that causes the problems.

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* [[spoiler:Bernkastel]] in ''UminekoNoNakuKoroNi.''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry.'' She's essentially an [[spoiler:incarnation of [[FallenHero all of the Rikas who died]] [[VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry in Hinamizawa]] as [[HatePlague her friends went insane and killed each other]] and [[DoomedHometown the entire village was destroyed]]]]. Well, it's no wonder that the combination of all of that had some mental damage. It's the "having the [[RealityWarper power]] to screw around with [[spoiler:[[AlternateUniverse other worlds]]]]" part that causes the problems.
16th Dec '15 5:28:03 PM azul120
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However, the trend seems to be that, the more arbitrary their fall into villainy seems to be, the more psychotic they become, as those screwed by the world become angry at the world, and seek to inflict their new madness on everyone. The end result of being DrivenToVillainy '''is not''' a good person forced to do evil, but a legitimately evil villain, tragically warped by things they never had any control over.

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However, the trend seems to be that, the more arbitrary their fall into villainy seems to be, the more psychotic they become, as those screwed by the world become angry at the world, and seek to inflict their new madness on everyone. The end result of being DrivenToVillainy Driven To Villainy '''is not''' a good person forced to do evil, but a legitimately evil villain, tragically warped by things they never had any control over.
10th Nov '15 10:48:25 AM morenohijazo
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* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoII'': The manual jokes that the Krishnas went crazy on account of being [[CallBack run over all the time]].
30th Oct '15 11:21:51 AM sorako
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* Mao from ''Anme/CodeGeass''. A {{Yandere}} who shoots C.C. and proposes taking a chainsaw to her in order to make her 'compact' for a trip to Australia, as well as attempting to blow up Nunnally. Also adept at BreakingSpeech-slash-MindRape, which he uses twice. However, he is also completely barmy because he cannot shut off the thoughts of others, thus mitigating his moral culpability for his above acts, as C.C. hints at before blowing his brains out.

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* Mao from ''Anme/CodeGeass''.''Anime/CodeGeass''. A {{Yandere}} who shoots C.C. and proposes taking a chainsaw to her in order to make her 'compact' for a trip to Australia, as well as attempting to blow up Nunnally. Also adept at BreakingSpeech-slash-MindRape, which he uses twice. However, he is also completely barmy because he cannot shut off the thoughts of others, thus mitigating his moral culpability for his above acts, as C.C. hints at before blowing his brains out.
30th Oct '15 11:21:42 AM sorako
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* Mao, from ''CodeGeass''. A Yandere who shoots C.C. and proposes taking a chainsaw to her in order to make her 'compact' for a trip to Australia, as well as attempting to blow up Nunnally. Also adept at BreakingSpeech-slash-MindRape, which he uses twice. However, he is also completely barmy because he cannot shut off the thoughts of others, thus mitigating his moral culpability for his above acts, as C.C. hints at before blowing his brains out.

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* Mao, Mao from ''CodeGeass''. ''Anme/CodeGeass''. A Yandere {{Yandere}} who shoots C.C. and proposes taking a chainsaw to her in order to make her 'compact' for a trip to Australia, as well as attempting to blow up Nunnally. Also adept at BreakingSpeech-slash-MindRape, which he uses twice. However, he is also completely barmy because he cannot shut off the thoughts of others, thus mitigating his moral culpability for his above acts, as C.C. hints at before blowing his brains out.
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