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10th Jan '18 7:21:39 AM Njein
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The same thing goes with ThePowerOfLove — villains would regard it as a bizarre and alien concept, and are completely blindsided when the hero TookAThirdOption to not only save his love interest and allies, but also the city from the villain's clutches. Cue an epic KirkSummation or ShutUpHannibal when the villains go on a MotiveRant, where the hero not only calls the villain out for his crimes, and for his inability to understand compassion or what motivates the good. At times, when both the villain and hero are in mortal danger, the villain may be utterly bewildered as to [[SavingTheVillain why anyone would try to save their enemy]].

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The same thing goes with ThePowerOfLove — villains would regard it as a bizarre and alien concept, and are completely blindsided when the hero TookAThirdOption to not only save his love interest and allies, but also the city from the villain's clutches. Cue an epic KirkSummation or ShutUpHannibal when the villains go on a MotiveRant, where the hero not only calls the villain out for his crimes, and for his inability to understand compassion or what motivates the good. At times, when both the villain and hero are in mortal danger, the villain may be utterly bewildered as to [[SavingTheVillain [[SaveTheVillain why anyone would try to save their enemy]].
10th Jan '18 7:21:13 AM Njein
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The same thing goes with ThePowerOfLove — villains would regard it as a bizarre and alien concept, and are completely blindsided when the hero TookAThirdOption to not only save his love interest and allies, but also the city from the villain's clutches. Cue an epic KirkSummation or ShutUpHannibal when the villains go on a MotiveRant, where the hero not only calls the villain out for his crimes, and for his inability to understand compassion or what motivates the good.

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The same thing goes with ThePowerOfLove — villains would regard it as a bizarre and alien concept, and are completely blindsided when the hero TookAThirdOption to not only save his love interest and allies, but also the city from the villain's clutches. Cue an epic KirkSummation or ShutUpHannibal when the villains go on a MotiveRant, where the hero not only calls the villain out for his crimes, and for his inability to understand compassion or what motivates the good.
good. At times, when both the villain and hero are in mortal danger, the villain may be utterly bewildered as to [[SavingTheVillain why anyone would try to save their enemy]].
4th Jan '18 2:04:20 AM lolface123
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As an aside, there is a definitive, IRL version of this: sociopaths are afflicted with a mental disorder, Antisocial Personality Disorder. One of the most prominent (and deadly) traits of a sociopath is that they LITERALLY cannot grasp the concept of goodness due to their LackOfEmpathy. They lie constantly, incessantly, and manipulate others over the smallest thing, and sometimes for no gain at all other than to gratify themselves, and will kill with no compunction other than to waste some time... [[ItGetsEasier and they]] think NORMAL people are NotSoDifferent! They literally cannot even begin to imagine why anyone would care about or show mercy to anyone else, cannot empathize in any way, nor can they form emotional connections deeper than say lust or raw desire. At heart, they're mentally unable to even imagine goodness, kindness, friendship or love. They know the CONCEPTS do exist, but to them, it's just an urban legend that "normies" spout for some nonsensical reason. So yes, IRL, evil views good as a fad or scoffs at them.

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As an aside, there is a definitive, IRL version of this: sociopaths are afflicted with a mental disorder, Antisocial Personality Disorder. One of the most prominent (and deadly) traits of a sociopath is that they LITERALLY cannot grasp the concept of goodness due to their LackOfEmpathy. They lie constantly, incessantly, and manipulate others over the smallest thing, and sometimes for no gain at all other than to gratify themselves, and will kill with no compunction other than to [[AxCrazy waste some time...time]]... [[ItGetsEasier and they]] think NORMAL people are NotSoDifferent! They literally cannot even begin to imagine why anyone would care about or show mercy to anyone else, cannot empathize in any way, nor can they form emotional connections deeper than say lust or raw desire. At heart, they're mentally unable to even imagine goodness, kindness, friendship or love. They know the CONCEPTS do exist, but to them, it's just an urban legend that "normies" spout for some nonsensical reason. So yes, IRL, evil views good as a fad or scoffs at them.
5th Dec '17 9:16:44 AM Njein
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As an aside, there is a definitive, IRL version of this: sociopaths are afflicted with a mental disorder, Antisocial Personality Disorder. One of the most prominent (and deadly) traits of a sociopath is that they LITERALLY cannot grasp the concept of goodness. They lie constantly, incessantly, and manipulate others over the smallest thing, and sometimes for no gain at all other than to gratify themselves, and will kill with no compunction other than to waste some time... [[ItGetsEasier and they]] think NORMAL people are NotSoDifferent! They literally cannot even begin to imagine why anyone would care about or show mercy to anyone else, cannot empathize in any way, nor can they form emotional connections deeper than say lust or raw desire. At heart, they're mentally unable to even imagine goodness, kindness, empathy or love. They know the CONCEPTS do exist, but to them, it's just an urban legend that "normies" spout for some nonsensical reason. So yes, IRL, evil views good as a fad.

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As an aside, there is a definitive, IRL version of this: sociopaths are afflicted with a mental disorder, Antisocial Personality Disorder. One of the most prominent (and deadly) traits of a sociopath is that they LITERALLY cannot grasp the concept of goodness.goodness due to their LackOfEmpathy. They lie constantly, incessantly, and manipulate others over the smallest thing, and sometimes for no gain at all other than to gratify themselves, and will kill with no compunction other than to waste some time... [[ItGetsEasier and they]] think NORMAL people are NotSoDifferent! They literally cannot even begin to imagine why anyone would care about or show mercy to anyone else, cannot empathize in any way, nor can they form emotional connections deeper than say lust or raw desire. At heart, they're mentally unable to even imagine goodness, kindness, empathy friendship or love. They know the CONCEPTS do exist, but to them, it's just an urban legend that "normies" spout for some nonsensical reason. So yes, IRL, evil views good as a fad.
fad or scoffs at them.
28th Nov '17 6:30:11 PM WillBGood
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Contrast ItsAllAboutMe, when the villain expects the hero to behave not selfishly, but generously toward him. When the trope is Evil Cannot Comprehend Good, the villain can't understand why the hero saved him from falling; in ItsAllAboutMe, the villain can't understand why the hero insists on arresting him after. It can get a little fuzzy when the character decides to be generous: did he murder his son's romantic rival because he didn't realize his son would hate it — this trope — or because he was so caught up in the notion of his own generosity that he didn't care what his son thought—ItsAllAboutMe?

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Contrast ItsAllAboutMe, when the villain expects the hero to behave not selfishly, but generously toward him. When the trope is Evil Cannot Comprehend Good, the villain can't understand why the hero saved him from falling; in ItsAllAboutMe, the villain can't understand why the hero insists on arresting him after. It can get a little fuzzy when the character decides to be generous: did he murder his son's romantic rival because he didn't realize his son would hate it — this trope — or because he was so caught up in the notion of his own generosity that he didn't care what his son thought—ItsAllAboutMe?
thought--ItsAllAboutMe?
28th Nov '17 6:30:02 PM WillBGood
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Contrast ItsAllAboutMe; when the villain expects the hero to behave not selfishly, but generously toward him. When the trope is Evil Cannot Comprehend Good, the villain can't understand why the hero saved him from falling; in ItsAllAboutMe, the villain can't understand why the hero insists on arresting him after. It can get a little fuzzy when the character decides to be generous: did he murder his son's romantic rival because he didn't realize his son would hate it — this trope — or because he was so caught up in the notion of his own generosity that he didn't care what his son thought—ItsAllAboutMe?

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Contrast ItsAllAboutMe; ItsAllAboutMe, when the villain expects the hero to behave not selfishly, but generously toward him. When the trope is Evil Cannot Comprehend Good, the villain can't understand why the hero saved him from falling; in ItsAllAboutMe, the villain can't understand why the hero insists on arresting him after. It can get a little fuzzy when the character decides to be generous: did he murder his son's romantic rival because he didn't realize his son would hate it — this trope — or because he was so caught up in the notion of his own generosity that he didn't care what his son thought—ItsAllAboutMe?
23rd Nov '17 3:28:03 PM Njein
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Never underestimate ThePowerOfLove and ThePowerOfFriendship. [[TrueCompanions True friendship]] requires acts of kindness and thoughtfulness, which is selfless and understanding. Being self-centered makes it nearly impossible for a villain to understand or embrace the necessary demands of friendship. Pride is by nature competitive, pitting the arrogant villain against anyone and everyone - they simply can’t understand ThePowerOfFriendship, which is a form of love, placing it outside of the realm of their understanding. Plus, while the villain may be surrounded by lackeys and toadies whom he keeps them in line via threats or outright violence, the hero has TrueCompanions, love interests and friends who are willing to help them even in dire situations, and enable them to defeat the baddies.

The same thing goes with ThePowerOfLove — villains would regard it as a bizarre and alien concept, and are completely blindsided when the hero TookAThirdOption to not only save his love interest and allies, but also the city from the villain's clutches. Cue an epic KirkSummation or ShutUpHannibal, where the hero calls out the villain for his crimes, and for his inability to understand compassion or what motivates the good.

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Never underestimate ThePowerOfLove and ThePowerOfFriendship. [[TrueCompanions True friendship]] requires acts of kindness and thoughtfulness, which is selfless and understanding. Being self-centered makes it nearly impossible for a villain to understand or embrace the necessary demands of friendship. Pride is by nature competitive, pitting the arrogant villain against anyone and everyone - they simply can’t understand ThePowerOfFriendship, which is a form of love, placing it outside of the realm of their understanding. Plus, while the villain may be surrounded by countless lackeys and toadies whom he keeps them in line via threats or outright violence, the hero has TrueCompanions, love interests and friends who are willing to help them even in dire situations, situations and enable them to defeat the baddies.

The same thing goes with ThePowerOfLove — villains would regard it as a bizarre and alien concept, and are completely blindsided when the hero TookAThirdOption to not only save his love interest and allies, but also the city from the villain's clutches. Cue an epic KirkSummation or ShutUpHannibal, ShutUpHannibal when the villains go on a MotiveRant, where the hero not only calls out the villain out for his crimes, and for his inability to understand compassion or what motivates the good.
15th Nov '17 1:19:30 PM Njein
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This is when the villain has developed a [[EvilPlan devious plot that is prepared for anything]] the hero might do--except for [[SpannerInTheWorks one glaring flaw]]. For some reason, the villain has not considered the possibility of a HeroicSacrifice. After all, you'd never catch ''him'' throwing his life away to save a bunch of lazy, ungrateful civilians who don't care about anybody except themselves. Heck, even saving your TrueCompanions comes after [[ItsAllAboutMe saving your own life]]. Only an idiot would throw his life away like that--and only because he didn't realize how much more profitable saving it would be. Sometimes that PR would be bad, but [[WhatYouAreInTheDark you only have to get him to where he can act secretly]] to get it out of him.

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This is when the villain has developed a [[EvilPlan devious plot that is prepared for anything]] and the hero might do--except do — except for [[SpannerInTheWorks one glaring flaw]]. For some reason, the villain has not considered the possibility of a HeroicSacrifice. After all, you'd never catch ''him'' throwing his life away to save a bunch of lazy, ungrateful civilians who don't care about anybody except themselves. Heck, even saving your TrueCompanions comes after [[ItsAllAboutMe saving your own life]]. Only an idiot would throw his life away like that--and that—and only because he didn't realize how much more profitable saving it would be. Sometimes that PR would be bad, but [[WhatYouAreInTheDark you only have to get him to where he can act secretly]] to get it out of him.



The same thing goes with ThePowerOfLove -- villains would regard it as a bizarre and alien concept, and are completely blindsided when the hero TookAThirdOption to not only save his love interest and allies, but also the city from the villain's clutches. Cue an epic KirkSummation or ShutUpHannibal, where the hero calls out the villain for his crimes, and for his inability to understand compassion or what motivates the good.

to:

The same thing goes with ThePowerOfLove -- villains would regard it as a bizarre and alien concept, and are completely blindsided when the hero TookAThirdOption to not only save his love interest and allies, but also the city from the villain's clutches. Cue an epic KirkSummation or ShutUpHannibal, where the hero calls out the villain for his crimes, and for his inability to understand compassion or what motivates the good.



Contrast ItsAllAboutMe; when the villain expects the hero to behave not selfishly, but generously toward him. When the trope is Evil Cannot Comprehend Good, the villain can't understand why the hero saved him from falling; in ItsAllAboutMe, the villain can't understand why the hero insists on arresting him after. It can get a little fuzzy when the character decides to be generous: did he murder his son's romantic rival because he didn't realize his son would hate it--this trope--or because he was so caught up in the notion of his own generosity that he didn't care what his son thought--It's All About Me?

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Contrast ItsAllAboutMe; when the villain expects the hero to behave not selfishly, but generously toward him. When the trope is Evil Cannot Comprehend Good, the villain can't understand why the hero saved him from falling; in ItsAllAboutMe, the villain can't understand why the hero insists on arresting him after. It can get a little fuzzy when the character decides to be generous: did he murder his son's romantic rival because he didn't realize his son would hate it--this trope--or it — this trope — or because he was so caught up in the notion of his own generosity that he didn't care what his son thought--It's All About Me?
thought—ItsAllAboutMe?



Supertrope of BewareTheHonestOnes and subtrope of WrongAssumption. Contrast GoodIsOldFashioned, SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids, and the InvertedTrope of GoodCannotComprehendEvil. Compare BlueAndOrangeMorality. Often involves PsychologicalProjection. When someone evil ''is'' capable of understanding or admiring good, it may lead to SympathyForTheHero. If this trope is at work because the villain thinks ''he'' is the good guy and is baffled at the heroes wanting to stop him, it's because he's ObliviouslyEvil. CuriousQualmsOfConscience could be similar to a milder form--characters who doesn't understand the good and the conscience within themselves.

As an aside, there is a definitive, IRL version of this: sociopaths are afflicted with a mental disorder, Antisocial Personality Disorder, which has a one of it's most prominent (and deadly) traits the fact that they LITERALLY cannot conceive of good. They lie constantly, incessantly, and manipulate others over the smallest thing, sometimes for no gain at all other than to gratify themselves, and will kill with no compunction other than to waste some time...and they think NORMAL people are like this too! They literally cannot even begin to imagine why anyone would care about or show mercy to anyone else, cannot empathize in any way, nor can they form emotional connections deeper than say lust or raw desire. At heart a sociopath is mentally unable to even imagine goodness, kindness, empathy or love...they know the CONCEPTS exist but to them it's a urban legend that "normies" spout for some reason. So yes, IRL, evil views good as a fad.

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Supertrope of BewareTheHonestOnes and subtrope of WrongAssumption. Contrast GoodIsOldFashioned, SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids, and the InvertedTrope of GoodCannotComprehendEvil. Compare BlueAndOrangeMorality. Often involves PsychologicalProjection. When someone evil ''is'' capable of understanding or admiring good, it may lead to SympathyForTheHero. If this trope is at work because the villain thinks ''he'' is the good guy and is baffled at the heroes wanting to stop him, it's because he's ObliviouslyEvil. CuriousQualmsOfConscience could be similar to a milder form--characters form—characters who doesn't understand the good and the conscience within themselves.

As an aside, there is a definitive, IRL version of this: sociopaths are afflicted with a mental disorder, Antisocial Personality Disorder, which has a one Disorder. One of it's the most prominent (and deadly) traits the fact of a sociopath is that they LITERALLY cannot conceive grasp the concept of good. goodness. They lie constantly, incessantly, and manipulate others over the smallest thing, and sometimes for no gain at all other than to gratify themselves, and will kill with no compunction other than to waste some time...time... [[ItGetsEasier and they they]] think NORMAL people are like this too! NotSoDifferent! They literally cannot even begin to imagine why anyone would care about or show mercy to anyone else, cannot empathize in any way, nor can they form emotional connections deeper than say lust or raw desire. At heart a sociopath is heart, they're mentally unable to even imagine goodness, kindness, empathy or love...they love. They know the CONCEPTS exist do exist, but to them them, it's a just an urban legend that "normies" spout for some nonsensical reason. So yes, IRL, evil views good as a fad.
13th Nov '17 12:46:46 PM Njein
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!![[EvilLaugh Ha ha ha!]] Those pesky Tropers will keep all of the examples on one page, so it's easier to control - just like I would do!

!!Wanna bet?

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!![[EvilLaugh Ha ha ha!]] Those pesky Tropers will keep all of the examples on one page, so it's easier to control - just like I would do!

!!Wanna
do! Wanna bet?
2nd Nov '17 7:02:12 AM 18TillIDie
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As an aside, there is a definitive, IRL version of this: sociopaths are afflicted with a mental disorder, Antisocial Personality Disorder, which has a one of it's most prominent (and deadly) traits the fact that they LITERALLY cannot conceive of good. They lie constantly, incessantly, and manipulate others over the smallest thing, sometimes for no gain at all other than to gratify themselves, and will kill with no compunction other than to waste some time...and they think NORMAL people are like this too! They literally cannot even begin to imagine why anyone would care about or show mercy to anyone else, cannot empathize in any way, nor can they form emotional connections deeper than say lust or raw desire. At heart a sociopath is mentally unable to even imagine goodness, kindness, empathy or love...they know the CONCEPTS exist but to them it's a urban legend that "normies" spout for some reason. So yes, IRL, evil views good as a fad.
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