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23rd Apr '16 10:00:12 PM TheCuza
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** ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' puts little emphasis on karma, so the game mostly averts this.

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** ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' puts little emphasis on karma, so the game mostly averts this. That, and it's borderline impossible to end up with anything but Very Good karma, unless you ironically choose to not fight back against Powder Gangers trying to rob you, which would be something you'd think a Good character would do.


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*** Dean Domino is pretty much the entire reason the Sierra Madre is full of aggravating bullshit that can easily kill you, including poisonous gas that constantly ticks down your health whenever you are outside. It was all part of his scheme to utterly ruin the Sierra Madre's owner, Frederic Sinclair. Why did ''want'' to ruin Sinclair? Because Sinclair was ''happier than him''.
18th Apr '16 2:23:26 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/TalesFromTheHood'': When Duke Metzger's slaveholding ancestor had to surrender his slaves at the end of the Civil War, he preferred to ''massacre all of them''.
17th Apr '16 3:31:20 AM thatmadork
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* [[ThoseWackyNazis The Nazi leadership]] in ''Literature/TheAngloAmericanNaziWar'' engage in this when it [[MoralEventHorizon issues Order 571]]: as the Nazis are losing the war in Europe, they begin withdrawing back behind the German border and systematically destroying anything of cultural significance as they go. [[spoiler:This include a ''televised'' destruction of Paris so thorough that the capital of post-war France has to be moved to Lyon.]] In-universe, post-war historians are baffled at the insanity of diverting a considerable amount of military manpower and resources to what is effectively glorified vandalism.
* ''Literature/FearLoathingAndGumboOnTheCampaignTrailSeventyTwo'' has POTUS [[spoiler:Donald Rumsfeld]] ordering for [[spoiler:wounded US soldiers to be executed by their own officers, just to duck out of paying for their medical expenses]].
14th Apr '16 10:12:37 PM Pichu-kun
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* The protagonist of "When You're Evil" by Music/{{Voltaire}} is mean ForTheEvulz. He loves how much of an evil jerk he is.
-->While theres children to make sad\\
While theres candy to be had\\
Whille theres pockets to be picked\\
While theres granny's left to trip down the stairs\\
I'll be there\\
I'll be waiting 'round the corner\\
It's a game I'm glad I'm in it\\
'Cause there's one born every minute
7th Apr '16 6:49:16 PM ladyofthelibrary
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** Later in the manga, Ren finds out that [[spoiler:Akito has a box, which a maid had fixed up to comfort Akito after Akira's death (Akito had been told that her father's soul was in it).]] Ren first [[spoiler:sends Rin to steal the box for her, misleading Rin into thinking that she'll tell her how to break the Zodiac Curse if she does this, and leading to Rin being attacked and imprisoned by Akito (which Ren feels absolutely no remorse over),]] and then [[spoiler:going to steal the box herself, threatening Akito at knifepoint.]] All of this for a [[spoiler:''box'', and her justification simply being that everything of Akira's is hers by right.]] She gets a lovely dose of karma, when [[spoiler:Akito hands the box over, only to reveal that it was completely empty the entire time. Akito and Ren had been at each other's throats over an ordinary, empty box.]]

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** Later in the manga, Ren finds out that [[spoiler:Akito [[spoiler: Akito has a box, which a maid had fixed up to comfort Akito after Akira's death (Akito had been told that her father's soul was in it).]] Ren first [[spoiler:sends [[spoiler: sends Rin to steal the box for her, misleading Rin into thinking that she'll tell her how to break the Zodiac Curse if she does this, and leading to Rin being attacked and imprisoned by Akito (which Ren feels absolutely no remorse over),]] and then [[spoiler:going to steal the box herself, threatening Akito at knifepoint.]] All of this for a [[spoiler:''box'', [[spoiler: ''box'', and her justification simply being that everything of Akira's is hers by right.]] She gets a lovely dose of karma, when [[spoiler:Akito [[spoiler: Akito hands the box over, only to reveal that it was completely empty the entire time. Akito and Ren had been at each other's throats over an ordinary, empty box.]]



* 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.]]
** It says a lot that even the Nine-Tailed Fox, a self-proclaimed "living mass of malevolence", finds [[spoiler:Madara]] to be too much of a douchebag to tolerate. [[spoiler:Enough that he's willing to unconditionally help the protagonist defeat him. Edo Tensei Hashirama]] is more sympathetic and believes that [[spoiler:Madara]] is still lashing out in grief over [[spoiler:his brother Izuna's death.]]

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* Although he was TheDreaded and ShroudedInMyth in backstory, [[spoiler:Madara [[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 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 [[spoiler: Hashirama's plan of making peace between the five great nations.]] He then dips into sexism [[spoiler:during [[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.]]
** It says a lot that even the Nine-Tailed Fox, a self-proclaimed "living mass of malevolence", finds [[spoiler:Madara]] [[spoiler: Madara]] to be too much of a douchebag to tolerate. [[spoiler:Enough that he's willing to unconditionally help the protagonist defeat him. Edo Tensei Hashirama]] is more sympathetic and believes that [[spoiler:Madara]] is still lashing out in grief over [[spoiler:his brother Izuna's death.]]



* PlayedForDrama in ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/213441/shorn Shorn]]'' - a RecursiveFanfiction for ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/210587/last-evening-together Last Evening Together]]'' where Rarity refuses to shave her hair at the monks' request - TraumaticHaircut is examined to detail in this fic. She even explains this trope to the rest of the Mane Six and ''the princesses'': The BigBad and EldritchAbomination [[MonsterOfTheWeek of the season]] are big and obvious like a rolling boulder, and thus everyone knows to avoid them, and they also know that they ''have'' to be stopped... but the lesser cruelties are much harder to stop, ''precisely '''because''''' they are so small and petty - few people bother, or they don't think of striking at the heart of the problem. Even worse? Some times, it's ''tradition'', making otherwise ReasonableAuthorityFigure Celestia support it due to sheer peer pressure and "expectations".

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* PlayedForDrama in ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/213441/shorn ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/5467184 Shorn]]'' - a RecursiveFanfiction for ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/210587/last-evening-together Last Evening Together]]'' where Rarity refuses to shave her hair at the monks' request - TraumaticHaircut is examined to detail in this fic. She even explains this trope to the rest of the Mane Six and ''the princesses'': The BigBad and EldritchAbomination [[MonsterOfTheWeek of the season]] are big and obvious like a rolling boulder, and thus everyone knows to avoid them, and they also know that they ''have'' to be stopped... but the lesser cruelties are much harder to stop, ''precisely '''because''''' they are so small and petty - few people bother, or they don't think of striking at the heart of the problem. Even worse? Some times, it's ''tradition'', making otherwise ReasonableAuthorityFigure Celestia support it due to sheer peer pressure and "expectations".
5th Apr '16 12:34:10 PM PixelKnight
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* Xykon of the ''[[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick Order of the Stick]]'' positively [[ForTheEvulz revels in being evil]]. Sure, he's got his EvilPlan for [[TakeOverTheWorld World Domination]]. But he's never so busy being the BigBad that he won't take time to [[BadBoss kill his minions]] because they asked for a pay raise or inflict pointless suffering on random innocents out of boredom. He once murdered a potential minion vying for his allegiance just because his name was too long to remember. As is clearly spelled out in ''StartOfDarkness'', he thinks EvenEvilHasStandards is for pussies. The author states that not only is he completely evil, but he's also "[[{{Jerkass}} kind of a dick]]".

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* Xykon of the ''[[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick Order of the Stick]]'' positively [[ForTheEvulz revels in being evil]]. Sure, he's got his EvilPlan for [[TakeOverTheWorld World Domination]]. But he's never so busy being the BigBad that he won't take time to [[BadBoss kill his minions]] because they asked for a pay raise raise, kill his minions because they asked to be paid, or inflict pointless suffering on random innocents out of boredom. He once murdered a potential minion vying for his allegiance just because his name was too long to remember. As is clearly spelled out in ''StartOfDarkness'', he thinks EvenEvilHasStandards is for pussies. The author states that not only is he completely evil, but he's also "[[{{Jerkass}} kind of a dick]]".
3rd Apr '16 4:00:28 PM Euodiachloris
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* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'': This is the reason for Sauronís fall: a great, proud creature would have used the Ring to try to conquer Middle Earth (only to be OutGambitted by Sauron), but after the Ring escapes from human Isildur (to whom it betrayed), it's only used by hobbits and to serve mischief rather than evil: Déagol only wants to possess it, and is murdered before he can do something with it. Sméagol uses the Ring to torment his relatives and decides to hide for millennia in the heart of a mountain. Bilbo uses the Ring to escape from his obnoxious relatives and neighbors, Frodo falls the last minute and reclaims it exactly when the ring cannot help him, and Sam's dreams of conquest are so petty (an army of enslaved gardeners?) that even he finds it ridiculous and laughs. [[AnAesop Sauron never got any chance to reclaim his ring with those losers]].

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* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'': This is the root reason for behind Sauronís fall: a great, proud creature would have used the lost Ring to try to conquer Middle Earth (only Earth, only to be found and OutGambitted by Sauron), but Sauron in order for it to return to him. But after the Ring escapes from human Isildur (to whom (who it betrayed), betrayed at the first available chance), it's only found and used by hobbits and to serve mischief hobbits, rather than creatures with power and sweeping dreams to corrupt. The Ring, in short, gets to serve ''mischief'' rather than capital-E evil: Déagol only wants to possess it, and is promptly murdered before he can do something with it. Sméagol uses the Ring to torment his relatives and decides to hide for millennia in the heart of a mountain. Bilbo uses the Ring to mainly to escape from his obnoxious relatives and neighbors, while Frodo falls at the last minute and reclaims it it... exactly when the ring cannot help him, and while Sam's dreams of conquest are so petty (an army of enslaved gardeners?) that even he finds it utterly ridiculous and laughs. [[AnAesop Sauron never got any the chance to reclaim his ring with those losers]].losers, even though it was really trying to get back]].
24th Mar '16 10:01:02 PM Nintendoman01
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*** Though since his idea of "messing with Buffy and her friends" is a gradually-escalating, sustained campaign of MindRape (the "mundane" variety), it manages to be legitimately terrifying in spite of its' pettiness.

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*** Though since his idea of "messing with Buffy and her friends" is a gradually-escalating, sustained campaign of MindRape (the "mundane" variety), it manages to be legitimately terrifying in spite of its' its pettiness.


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* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'': Ultimately, [[BigBad Skull Face's]] entire EvilPlan is a mix of being DrivenByEnvy towards Big Boss and twisted payback at Zero, the latter because he's pissed [[spoiler: at a black project Zero might not have even gone through with]].


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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'': 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.
19th Mar '16 10:31:31 PM Nintendoman01
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** Yamori was already vile enough to begin with, being a brutal TortureTechnician that enjoyed making people suffer. But when Kaneki refuses to go along with his SadisticChoice, and Nico expresses [[EvenEvilHasStandards unease]] over this particular "game", Yamori throws a tempter tantrum and kills ''both'' hostages. He then slaps Nico on his way out, blaming them for ruining his fun.
** In the sequel '':Re'', [[spoiler: Nimura Furuta]] is incredibly petty and cruel in a number of ways. He belittles others in hypocritical ways just to upset them, makes [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil sexually suggestive]] threats, and when [[spoiler: Eto mocks him for being a BastardBastard]], he swears to punish her for this slight. He later shows up with a "present" for her: [[spoiler: he's murdered her [[MoralityPet editor]] and cooked the body into a pate, bringing it to her as lunch]]. For all his skill and brilliance, he's still just a petty young man with serious Daddy Issues that has to have the final word.

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** Yamori was already vile enough to begin with, being a brutal TortureTechnician that enjoyed making people suffer. But suffer, but when Kaneki refuses to go along with his SadisticChoice, and Nico expresses [[EvenEvilHasStandards unease]] over this particular "game", Yamori throws a tempter temper tantrum and kills ''both'' hostages. He then slaps Nico on his way out, blaming them for ruining his fun.
** In the sequel '':Re'', [[spoiler: Nimura Furuta]] is incredibly petty and cruel in a number of ways. He belittles others in hypocritical ways just to upset them, makes [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil sexually suggestive]] threats, and when [[spoiler: Eto mocks him for being a BastardBastard]], he swears to punish her for this slight. He later shows up with a "present" for her: [[spoiler: he's murdered her [[MoralityPet editor]] and cooked the body into a pate, bringing it to her as lunch]]. For all his skill and brilliance, he's still just a petty young man with serious Daddy Issues DaddyIssues that has to have the final word.



* ''FanFic/RosarioVampireBrightestDarkness'': Falla Cii [[SelfMadeOrphan killed her parents]], destroyed her homeland, and wiped out the ''entire chronofly race'', with the exception of [[CainAndAbel herself and her sister Luna]], simply because she was jealous that Luna was chosen to be the next queen over her.

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* ''FanFic/RosarioVampireBrightestDarkness'': ''FanFic/RosarioVampireBrightestDarkness'':
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Falla Cii [[SelfMadeOrphan killed her parents]], destroyed her homeland, and wiped out the ''entire chronofly race'', with the exception of [[CainAndAbel herself and her sister Luna]], simply because she was jealous that Luna was chosen to be the next queen over her.her. Furthermore, it's revealed in Act VI that the reason Luna could never get a date is because Falla lied to all of her potential suitors that their father would execute any of them who tried to approach Luna without hesitation, for no reason other than to be a {{Jerkass}}.
** As revealed in a flashback in Act IV chapter 29, Felucia, before her HeelFaceTurn, once stole a car, nearly killing two human teens in the process, simply because it matched her eyes.
15th Mar '16 12:51:31 PM harostar
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* In the ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'' franchise, pettiness seems to be quite common among the villains.
** In {{Prequel}} Jack, Lantern is revealed to have targeted and killed Taishi Fura's friends because [[spoiler: their delinquent behavior annoyed her, and she resented them for not appreciating their good fortune at being born human]].
** Yamori was already vile enough to begin with, being a brutal TortureTechnician that enjoyed making people suffer. But when Kaneki refuses to go along with his SadisticChoice, and Nico expresses [[EvenEvilHasStandards unease]] over this particular "game", Yamori throws a tempter tantrum and kills ''both'' hostages. He then slaps Nico on his way out, blaming them for ruining his fun.
** In the sequel '':Re'', [[spoiler: Nimura Furuta]] is incredibly petty and cruel in a number of ways. He belittles others in hypocritical ways just to upset them, makes [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil sexually suggestive]] threats, and when [[spoiler: Eto mocks him for being a BastardBastard]], he swears to punish her for this slight. He later shows up with a "present" for her: [[spoiler: he's murdered her [[MoralityPet editor]] and cooked the body into a pate, bringing it to her as lunch]]. For all his skill and brilliance, he's still just a petty young man with serious Daddy Issues that has to have the final word.
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