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23rd Feb '17 10:16:29 AM flodoris
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* Although he was TheDreaded and ShroudedInMyth in backstory, [[spoiler: Madara Uchiha]] is striking in several aspects once he makes an appearance in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''; he is strikingly powerful, to the that point that OnlyTheAuthorCanSaveThemNow actually hits a WritersBlock... and yet, as a person beneath all that power and status, he's actually repulsive in a rather pathetic way. [[spoiler:Madara is phenomenally self-centered and egotistical for a legend whose claim to fame is being AlwaysSecondBest to his rival Hashirama Senju, the First Hokage in Konoha's history; he reveals in a flashback that he was responsible for the poor diplomatic relations between Konoha and the Hidden Stone village when he sabotaged peace talks he was supposed to oversee purely to spite Hashirama's plan of making peace between the five great nations. He then dips into sexism during his posturing to try and intimidate the Kages, looking down on Tsunade's strength because she's a woman (though to his credit, he quickly recants his statement when she wrecks his Susano'o). When you realize the AssimilationPlot Naruto is racing to thwart was cooked up by a spiteful, sexist warmonger out of no greater ambitions than ''[[ItsAllAboutMe as an ego trip]]'', it allows Madara to rather spectacularly avert EvilIsCool.]]

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* Although he was TheDreaded and ShroudedInMyth in backstory, [[spoiler: Madara Uchiha]] is striking in several aspects once he makes an appearance in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''; he is strikingly powerful, to the that point that OnlyTheAuthorCanSaveThemNow actually hits a WritersBlock... and yet, as a person beneath all that power and status, he's actually repulsive in a rather pathetic way. [[spoiler:Madara is phenomenally self-centered and egotistical for a legend whose claim to fame is being AlwaysSecondBest to his rival Hashirama Senju, the First Hokage in Konoha's history; he reveals in a flashback that he was responsible for the poor diplomatic relations between Konoha and the Hidden Stone village when he sabotaged peace talks he was supposed to oversee purely to spite Hashirama's plan of making peace between the five great nations. And later not only did he attack the first Hokage but also attempted to destroy Konoha all because he isn't declared Hokage. He then dips into sexism during his posturing to try and intimidate the Kages, looking down on Tsunade's strength because she's a woman (though to his credit, he quickly recants his statement when she wrecks his Susano'o). When you realize the AssimilationPlot Naruto is racing to thwart was cooked up by a spiteful, sexist warmonger out of no greater ambitions than ''[[ItsAllAboutMe as an ego trip]]'', it allows Madara to rather spectacularly avert EvilIsCool.]]
23rd Feb '17 9:46:45 AM flodoris
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* Although he was TheDreaded and ShroudedInMyth in backstory, [[spoiler: Madara Uchiha]] is striking in several aspects once he makes an appearance in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''; he is strikingly powerful, to the that point that OnlyTheAuthorCanSaveThemNow actually hits a WritersBlock... and yet, as a person beneath all that power and status, he's actually repulsive in a rather pathetic way. [[spoiler: Madara]] is phenomenally self-centered and egotistical for a legend [[spoiler:whose claim to fame is being AlwaysSecondBest to his rival Hashirama Senju, the First Hokage in Konoha's history; he reveals in a flashback that he was responsible for the poor diplomatic relations between Konoha and the Hidden Stone village when]] he sabotaged peace talks he was supposed to oversee purely to spite [[spoiler: Hashirama's plan of making peace between the five great nations.]] He then dips into sexism [[spoiler: during his posturing to try and intimidate the Kages,]] looking down on Tsunade's strength because she's a woman (though to his credit, he quickly recants his statement when she wrecks his Susano'o).. [[spoiler:When you realize the AssimilationPlot Naruto is racing to thwart was cooked up by a spiteful, sexist warmonger out of no greater ambitions than ''[[ForTheEvulz as an ego trip]]'', it allows Madara to rather spectacularly avert EvilIsCool.]]

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* Although he was TheDreaded and ShroudedInMyth in backstory, [[spoiler: Madara Uchiha]] is striking in several aspects once he makes an appearance in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''; he is strikingly powerful, to the that point that OnlyTheAuthorCanSaveThemNow actually hits a WritersBlock... and yet, as a person beneath all that power and status, he's actually repulsive in a rather pathetic way. [[spoiler: Madara]] [[spoiler:Madara is phenomenally self-centered and egotistical for a legend [[spoiler:whose whose claim to fame is being AlwaysSecondBest to his rival Hashirama Senju, the First Hokage in Konoha's history; he reveals in a flashback that he was responsible for the poor diplomatic relations between Konoha and the Hidden Stone village when]] when he sabotaged peace talks he was supposed to oversee purely to spite [[spoiler: Hashirama's plan of making peace between the five great nations.]] nations. He then dips into sexism [[spoiler: during his posturing to try and intimidate the Kages,]] Kages, looking down on Tsunade's strength because she's a woman (though to his credit, he quickly recants his statement when she wrecks his Susano'o).. [[spoiler:When Susano'o). When you realize the AssimilationPlot Naruto is racing to thwart was cooked up by a spiteful, sexist warmonger out of no greater ambitions than ''[[ForTheEvulz ''[[ItsAllAboutMe as an ego trip]]'', it allows Madara to rather spectacularly avert EvilIsCool.]]
22nd Feb '17 1:35:14 PM Nintendoman01
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* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'': As pointed out by Master Eraqus during a {{flashback}} in ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep Birth by Sleep]]'', [[BigBad Master Xehanort's]] entire plan to cause a second Keyblade War and essentially bring about TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt is motivated largely by his own personal curiosity.

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* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'': As pointed out by Master Eraqus during a {{flashback}} in ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep Birth by Sleep]]'', [[BigBad Master Xehanort's]] entire plan to cause a second Keyblade War and essentially bring about TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt is motivated largely by [[ForScience his own personal curiosity.curiosity]].



** When [[spoiler: Tohru Adachi]] is revealed as the true culprit behind the murders, it's also revealed that both of his initial murders are for incredibly petty and perverted reasons; the first one was just him throwing a temper tantrum because a celebrity he had a crush on had an affair, and the second was just because he saw a high school girl talking to an older man and deemed her a "whore" who had to die. All of the other attempted murders were strictly ForTheEvulz; when they find out, the Investigation Team even lampshade how petty and childish he is.

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** When [[spoiler: Tohru Adachi]] is revealed as the true culprit behind the murders, it's also revealed that both of his initial murders are for incredibly petty and perverted reasons; the first one was just him throwing a temper tantrum because a celebrity he had a crush on had an affair, and the second was just because he saw a high school girl talking to an older man and deemed her a "whore" who had to die. All of From then on, he freely admits that he did everything else, including the other attempted murders were strictly ForTheEvulz; when they find out, murders, purely [[ForTheEvulz because he could]], and [[ItAmusedMe because it was fun]]; the Investigation Team even lampshade how petty and childish immature he is.
20th Feb '17 11:27:25 AM elemt
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* In ''Series/TheGoodPlace'' the residents of the Bad Place inflict terrible tortures, but they are also petty jerks who do things like ordering thousands of Hawaiian pizzas (the worst pizza) to someone's office, clipping their toenails at the dinner table, and having a train dining table that serves only room-temperature Manhattan clam chowder ''and'' is always closed. The season finale [[spoiler: reveals that the set-up for the whole show is one Bad Place architect deciding it would be more fun for them to pose as Good Place inhabitants and keep pranking the damned forever.]]

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* In ''Series/TheGoodPlace'' the residents of the Bad Place inflict terrible tortures, but they are also petty jerks who do things like ordering thousands of Hawaiian pizzas (the worst pizza) to someone's office, clipping their toenails at the dinner table, and having a train dining table car that serves only room-temperature Manhattan clam chowder ''and'' is always closed. The season finale [[spoiler: reveals that the set-up for the whole show is one Bad Place architect deciding it would be more fun for them to pose as Good Place inhabitants and keep pranking the damned forever.]]
20th Feb '17 11:25:15 AM elemt
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* In ''Series/TheGoodPlace'' the residents of the Bad Place inflict terrible tortures, but they are also petty jerks who do things like ordering thousands of Hawaiian pizzas (the worst pizza) to someone's office, clipping their toenails at the dinner table, and having a train dining table that serves only room-temperature Manhattan clam chowder ''and'' is always closed. The season finale [[spoiler: reveals that the set-up for the whole show is one Bad Place architect deciding it would be more fun for them to pose as Good Place inhabitants and keep pranking the damned forever.]]
17th Feb '17 10:37:29 AM CountDorku
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** Hyperion in general, possibly because Jack is the head of the company. From building respawn machines that mock you to giving you, as a quest reward, a gun that ''berates you for firing it'', Hyperion can be relied upon to go out of its way to make everyone's life just a little bit worse.
14th Feb '17 1:53:16 PM igordebraga
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOBatmanMovie'' is all driven by Selfdemonstrating/TheJoker feeling spurned once Batman says he is not his ArchEnemy. Whenever they discuss it again afterwards, [[FoeYay it's treated like if it's an actual relationship.]]
11th Feb '17 7:08:03 AM Nintendoman01
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** Commander Red, leader of the [[ArmiesAreEvil Red Ribbon Army]]. We're initially led to believe that he wants to use the [[MacGuffin Dragon Balls]] to TakeOverTheWorld. Come the end of the saga, and it turns out he only wants to use the balls to make himself taller, and he's perfectly willing to sacrifice every last soldier in his army to do so. When Staff Officer Black finds out, he's not pleased and promptly shoots him dead.
** [[PsychoForHire Mercenary Tao]]. For starters, after forcing a tailor to do a week's worth of work on his ruined uniform in three days, he refuses to pay said tailor on the grounds that doing so would ruin [[CardCarryingVillain his reputation as a cold, ruthless assassin]]. Not only that, but WordOfGod is that in the past, Tao killed Mr. Satan's master and beat Satan himself within an inch of his life [[DisproportionateRetribution simply because the two made fun of his hairstyle]].

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** Commander Red, leader of the [[ArmiesAreEvil Red Ribbon Army]]. We're initially led to believe that he wants to use the [[MacGuffin Dragon Balls]] to TakeOverTheWorld. Come the end of the saga, and it turns out he only wants to use the balls to [[WastefulWishing make himself taller, taller]], and he's perfectly willing to [[WeHaveReserves sacrifice every last soldier in his army army]] to do so. When Staff Officer Black finds out, he's not pleased and promptly shoots him dead.
** [[PsychoForHire Mercenary Tao]]. For starters, after forcing a tailor to do a week's worth of work on his ruined uniform in three days, he refuses to pay said tailor on the grounds that doing so would ruin [[CardCarryingVillain his reputation as a cold, ruthless assassin]].assassin]], and kills him instead. Not only that, but WordOfGod is that in the past, Tao killed Mr. Satan's master and beat Satan himself within an inch of his life [[DisproportionateRetribution simply because the two made fun of his hairstyle]].



** Vegeta, during his Evil Prince days. For starters, his response to Goku giving him a bloody lip was to absolutely FreakOut and try to [[EarthShatteringKaboom blow up the Earth]] out of spite.



-->'''Videl''': Did it sting that much to be told I don't need your autograph? Does seeing Gohan stand out stings that badly? You get treated like royalty, but you have no self-confidence. How pitiful.

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-->'''Videl''': Did it sting that much to be told I don't need your autograph? Does seeing Gohan stand out stings sting that badly? You get treated like royalty, but you have no self-confidence. How pitiful.
27th Jan '17 3:09:55 AM Lord_Thanatos
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* In the anime "Fairytail" episode 162: Toby Horhorta has lost his sock (Which was on a necklace he was wearing the whole time), Black Snake gestures to show him it's hanging from his chest. Toby starts sobbing and thanking Black snake, only to have him rip it to shreds in front of his face for laughs. Toby also has anthropomorphic dog features, so this could also be a nod to the "Kick the dog" trope.
20th Jan '17 10:45:47 AM Nintendoman01
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** While making a movie, [[PrimaDonnaDirector Barry Khan]] allows Gohan to be a stuntman and hopes that [[FatalMethodActing he'll be badly injured at the very least]] simply because [[NotGoodWithRejection Videl snubbed him when he tried hitting on her]]. He then tries to ruin Gohan's marriage by setting him up with Cocoa, taking pictures of her kissing Gohan, and then showing those pictures to Videl. Videl isn't fooled for a minute and shreds the pictures before shooting Barry down with a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech, remarking how pathetic it is that Barry [[SpoiledBrat is treated like royalty and still acts like an insecure little brat]]:
-->'''Videl''': Did it sting that much to be told I don't need your autograph? Does seeing Gohan stand out stings that badly? You get treated like royalty, but you have no self-confidence. How pitiful.
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