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7th Feb '16 3:39:41 PM MikeW
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* A key reason the Mad Think is constantly defeated is because, despite all his genius and amazing ability to predict things in advance, he still fails to calculate how people will react differently than he expects them to in non-selfish ways. He even lampshades it at times with how things like empathy and self-sacrifice create a "margin of error" in his plans.
1st Feb '16 11:54:17 AM WillBGood
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* As with many crime dramas, ''Series/Bones'' has killers who never consider how people may react differently than they expect.
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* As with many crime dramas, ''Series/Bones'' ''Series/{{Bones}}'' has killers who never consider how people may react differently than they expect.
1st Feb '16 11:53:41 AM WillBGood
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* In ''Literature/{{Horns}}'' [[spoiler: Lee Tourneau]] is utterly confused by a single line in an email from a friend two weeks after his mother's death. The line? ''How are you holding up?'' In fact, he cannot fathom [[TheSociopath ''compassion, selflessness or love.'']] * ''Literature/AgathaHAndTheVoiceOfTheCastle'': Castle Heterodyne, a mad artificial intelligence built by an even madder scientist from a line of mad scientists, all complete raving villains to a man, has no idea why the Heterodyne Boys, the closest thing to a BigGood the setting has, were never impressed despite it's many, many attempts to please them. The fact that it killed their mother, a literal saint of a woman, never seems to register with it.
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* In ''Literature/{{Horns}}'' [[spoiler: Lee Tourneau]] is utterly confused by a single line in an email from a friend two weeks after his mother's death. The line? ''How are you holding up?'' In fact, he cannot fathom [[TheSociopath ''compassion, ''[[TheSociopath compassion, selflessness or love.'']] ]]'' * ''Literature/AgathaHAndTheVoiceOfTheCastle'': Castle Heterodyne, a mad artificial intelligence built by an even madder scientist from a line of mad scientists, all complete raving villains to a man, has no idea why the Heterodyne Boys, the closest thing to a BigGood the setting has, were never impressed despite it's its many, many attempts to please them. The fact that it killed their mother, a literal saint of a woman, never seems to register with it.
1st Feb '16 11:50:49 AM WillBGood
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* A gem from Literature/TheOnceAndFutureKing: "Mordred and Agravaine thought Arthur hypocritical—as all decent men must be, if you assume that decency can’t exist."
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* A gem from Literature/TheOnceAndFutureKing: ''Literature/TheOnceAndFutureKing'': "Mordred and Agravaine thought Arthur hypocritical—as hypocritical—-as all decent men must be, if you assume that decency can’t exist."

* In "Literature/{{Horns}}" [[spoiler: Lee Tourneau]] is utterly confused by a single line in an email from a friend two weeks after his mother's death. The line? ''How are you holding up?'' In fact, he cannot fathom [[TheSociopath ''compassion, selflessness or love.'']]
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* In "Literature/{{Horns}}" ''Literature/{{Horns}}'' [[spoiler: Lee Tourneau]] is utterly confused by a single line in an email from a friend two weeks after his mother's death. The line? ''How are you holding up?'' In fact, he cannot fathom [[TheSociopath ''compassion, selflessness or love.'']]
1st Feb '16 11:47:56 AM WillBGood
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* This is essentially the theme of Lewis' ''TheScrewtapeLetters'':
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* This is essentially the theme of Lewis' Creator/CSLewis' ''TheScrewtapeLetters'':
1st Feb '16 11:47:37 AM WillBGood
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* Creator/CSLewis' ''Literature/TheMagiciansNephew'': Jadis' mistake when she tries to tempt Diggory in the garden (yes, [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything this is supposed to remind you of something]]) is saying he could just leave Polly behind when he returns to Earth so no one will find out he stole the apple. The "very meanness of the suggestion" [[YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame makes Diggory realize Jadis isn't trying to help him or his mother]] and renders all her arguments moot to him.
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* Creator/CSLewis' ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'': ** ''Literature/TheMagiciansNephew'': Jadis' mistake when she tries to tempt Diggory in the garden (yes, [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything this is supposed to remind you of something]]) is saying he could just leave Polly behind when he returns to Earth so no one will find out he stole the apple. The "very meanness of the suggestion" [[YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame makes Diggory realize Jadis isn't trying to help him or his mother]] and renders all her arguments moot to him.him. ** In ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'', Jadis mocks Aslan for [[spoiler:letting her kill him in Edmund's place. Just before she stabs him, she laughs about how it's a pointless sacrifice, as she'll just kill Edmund in the battle the next day.]] Aslan even tells this to Susan and Lucy, that the only reason the Witch didn't realize what would happen was because she didn't understand the true meaning of "sacrifice".

** In ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'', Jadis mocks Aslan for [[spoiler:letting her kill him in Edmund's place. Just before she stabs him, she laughs about how it's a pointless sacrifice, as she'll just kill Edmund in the battle the next day.]] Aslan even tells this to Susan and Lucy, that the only reason the Witch didn't realize what would happen was because she didn't understand the true meaning of "sacrifice".
1st Feb '16 11:46:37 AM WillBGood
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** As the VillainProtagonist himself notes, an inherent problem demons have in their battle against God is that they fundamentally don't understand His motivation; the denizens of Hell believe that the whole concept of "love" is a cover story for something more selfish and nefarious. Hell even has a division of their research department dedicated to comprehending good. It's one of the [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption worse jobs to get in Hell]].
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** As the VillainProtagonist himself notes, an inherent problem demons have in their battle against God is that they fundamentally don't understand His motivation; the denizens of Hell believe that the whole concept of "love" is a cover story for something more selfish and nefarious. Hell even has a division of their research department dedicated to comprehending good. It's one of the [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption worse worst jobs to get in Hell]].
1st Feb '16 11:41:09 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'': As the only humans he faced prior to Link were cowardly and either hid or turned to Hylia for protection when faced with him, [[BigBad Ghirahim]] is driven to a VillainousBreakdown over the fact that Link keeps ignoring his threats and challenging him. It's more along the lines of Evil Cannot Comprehend Courage, but the basic idea is the same. *** [[spoiler:Demise, on the other hand, is pleasantly surprised to discover the courageous behavior detailed above, [[BloodKnight though for seemingly different reasons]].]]
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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'': As the only humans he faced prior to Link were cowardly and either hid or turned to Hylia for protection when faced with him, [[BigBad Ghirahim]] is driven to a VillainousBreakdown over the fact that Link keeps ignoring his threats and challenging him. It's more along the lines of Evil Cannot Comprehend Courage, but the basic idea is the same. *** [[spoiler:Demise, same. [[spoiler:Demise]], on the other hand, is pleasantly surprised to discover the such courageous behavior detailed above, behavior, [[BloodKnight though for seemingly different reasons]].]]
1st Feb '16 11:37:21 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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*** [[spoiler: [[BiggerBad Demise]], on the other hand, is pleasantly surprised to discover the courageous behavior detailed above, [[BloodKnight though for seemingly different reasons]].]]
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*** [[spoiler: [[BiggerBad Demise]], [[spoiler:Demise, on the other hand, is pleasantly surprised to discover the courageous behavior detailed above, [[BloodKnight though for seemingly different reasons]].]]
1st Feb '16 11:24:50 AM WillBGood
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* ''ComicBook/X-Men''
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* ''ComicBook/X-Men''''ComicBook/XMen'':
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