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23rd Aug '16 7:52:49 AM Godzillawolf
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* In ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'', this applies to [[SuperPoweredEvilSide Nightmarification]] vs [[DeityOfHumanOrigin Alicornification]]. Alicornification, done the correct way, takes the effort of obtaining a full and complete understanding of what you're going to become, which naturally requires a great deal of effort. Nightmarification, however, only requires a bit of dark magic and allowing one part of you to consume the rest to the point of being all you are. However, Alicornification comes with enlightenment, while Nightmarification comes with [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity insanity]], and anyone who's become one and been purified generally [[WasItReallyWorthIt has the opinion it's decidedly not worth the power.]]

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* In ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'', this applies to [[SuperPoweredEvilSide Nightmarification]] vs [[DeityOfHumanOrigin Alicornification]]. Alicornification, done the correct way, takes the effort of obtaining a full and complete understanding of what you're going to become, which naturally requires a great deal of effort.time and devotion. Nightmarification, however, only requires a bit of dark magic and allowing one part of you to consume the rest to the point of being all you are. However, Alicornification comes with enlightenment, while Nightmarification comes with [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity insanity]], and anyone who's become one and been purified generally [[WasItReallyWorthIt has the opinion it's decidedly not worth the power.]] [[spoiler:While a Nightmare purified with the Elements of Harmony becomes a mortal Alicorn, don't expect them to feel ''that'' was worth it either.]]
23rd Aug '16 7:50:18 AM Godzillawolf
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* In ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'', this applies to [[SuperPoweredEvilSide Nightmarification]] vs [[DeityOfHumanOrigin Alicornification]]. Alicornification, done the correct way, takes the effort of obtaining a full and complete understanding of what you're going to become, which naturally requires a great deal of effort. Nightmarification, however, only requires a bit of dark magic and allowing one part of you to consume the rest to the point of being all you are. However, Alicornification comes with enlightenment, while Nightmarification comes with [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity insanity]], and anyone who's become one and been purified generally [[WasItReallyWorthIt has the opinion it's decidedly not worth the power.]]
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* In ''[[WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven All Dogs Go To Heaven the Series]]'', this is [[BigBad Belladonna's]] view and she has an entire ''VillainSong'' about evil being the 'easy way out'.
20th Aug '16 10:01:52 AM nombretomado
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* In the {{Dragonlance}} setting, early editions of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', black wizards gained levels faster than white ones, being evil and following the much easier path. However this was counterbalanced by black wizards having a lower level limit - eventually a white wizard would surpass his black counterpart. Red wizards (neutrals) fell between the two extremes advancing faster than white but slower than black and topping out lower than white but higher than black.

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* In the {{Dragonlance}} Literature/{{Dragonlance}} setting, early editions of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', black wizards gained levels faster than white ones, being evil and following the much easier path. However this was counterbalanced by black wizards having a lower level limit - eventually a white wizard would surpass his black counterpart. Red wizards (neutrals) fell between the two extremes advancing faster than white but slower than black and topping out lower than white but higher than black.
30th May '16 12:07:49 PM VVK
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** Although movie-wise those using the Dark side tend to be the one doing ThePurge.

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** Although movie-wise those using Clearly {{inverted}} with Kylo Ren in ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', since he wants to follow the Dark side tend to be Side but is tempted by the one doing ThePurge.Light Side. This is further weirdly ironic because his being tempted by love is broadly the same thing that was always giving trouble to the old-fashioned Jedi, who thought they should be stoically emotionless.
30th May '16 12:00:22 PM VVK
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** In ''Discworld/LordsAndLadies'' Granny says she took the hard path. "And the hard path's pretty hard, but it's not as hard as the easy path."

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** In ''Discworld/LordsAndLadies'' ''Discworld/LordsAndLadies'', Granny Weatherwax kind of admits but ultimately deconstructs the trope. She says she took the hard path. "And path, "and the hard path's pretty hard, but it's not as hard as the easy path."
29th Apr '16 4:29:05 PM nombretomado
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* On ''CaptainPlanet,'' [[GodOfEvil Zarm]]'s first appearance has him offer the Planeteers magical gauntlets that are far more powerful than [[BigGood Gaia]]'s rings. Unfortunately, using them also make them DrunkOnTheDarkSide. (This especially fits this trope because the one Planeteer to refuse the offer is [[TheHeart Ma-Ti]], whose power is both [[IncorruptiblePurePureness the most good]] and [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway the most useless]].) The gauntlets are also fashioned so that the Planeteers have to remove their rings to wear them, symbolically casting aside their allegiance to Gaia.

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* On ''CaptainPlanet,'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Captain Planet|and the Planeteers}},'' [[GodOfEvil Zarm]]'s first appearance has him offer the Planeteers magical gauntlets that are far more powerful than [[BigGood Gaia]]'s rings. Unfortunately, using them also make them DrunkOnTheDarkSide. (This especially fits this trope because the one Planeteer to refuse the offer is [[TheHeart Ma-Ti]], whose power is both [[IncorruptiblePurePureness the most good]] and [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway the most useless]].) The gauntlets are also fashioned so that the Planeteers have to remove their rings to wear them, symbolically casting aside their allegiance to Gaia.
17th Mar '16 9:54:24 PM trixus
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** Although movie-wise those using the Dark side tend to be the one doing ThePurge.
17th Mar '16 9:50:49 PM trixus
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16th Mar '16 3:09:13 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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You see, Good makes you work for her. You want her blessing, you have to take the difficult path. You have to talk to the villagers and understand their complaints instead of just blowing them up. You have to work through problems. And human problems, well, they tend to be complicated. And as Good is fond of reminding you, the pursuit of her is a never-ending quest. She is like the horizon: no matter how tenaciously you pursue Good, you're never quite going to reach her.

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You see, Good makes you work for her. You want her blessing, you have to take the difficult path. You have to talk to the villagers and understand their complaints instead of intimating them into submission or just blowing them up.up and taking what you want. You have to work through problems. And human problems, well, they tend to be complicated. And as Good is fond of reminding you, the pursuit of her is a never-ending quest. She is like the horizon: no matter how tenaciously you pursue Good, you're never quite going to reach her.
1st Feb '16 6:40:50 PM nombretomado
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* In the title, and pretty much the thesis, of the thriller ''One Bad Thing''. The goodly characters have never done anything truly wrong, but those who commit one misdeed and realize [[KarmaHoudini there's no cosmic retribution]] lose a good portion of their restraint, and in all but one case become jerkasses or villains. (That one case is the main character, and really isn't evil so much as chaotic, but is [[ValuesDissonance treated as mildly repulsive]] in a manner similar to [[Literature/GreatExpectations Magwitch]] or [[ATaleOfTwoCities Sydney Carton]].)

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* In the title, and pretty much the thesis, of the thriller ''One Bad Thing''. The goodly characters have never done anything truly wrong, but those who commit one misdeed and realize [[KarmaHoudini there's no cosmic retribution]] lose a good portion of their restraint, and in all but one case become jerkasses or villains. (That one case is the main character, and really isn't evil so much as chaotic, but is [[ValuesDissonance treated as mildly repulsive]] in a manner similar to [[Literature/GreatExpectations Magwitch]] or [[ATaleOfTwoCities [[Literature/ATaleOfTwoCities Sydney Carton]].)
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