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25th Mar '17 8:44:38 AM megarockman
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* The UnscrupulousHero or WellIntentionedExtremist who resorts to these methods because they (at least believe) they're "necessary" for a noble cause. Given [[CrapsackWorld the worlds they tend]] [[AWorldHalfFull to live in]] the narrative tends to [[TheExtremistWasRight agree with them]] (possibly with or without the audience). Examples can include [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Batman]], Film/JamesBond, [[Series/TwentyFour Jack Bauer]], [[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlertSeries Tanya Adams]], and [[Film/ZeroDarkThirty Maya.]] As general rules generally:

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* The UnscrupulousHero or WellIntentionedExtremist who resorts to these methods because they (at least believe) they're "necessary" for a noble cause. Given [[CrapsackWorld the worlds they tend]] [[AWorldHalfFull to live in]] the narrative tends to [[TheExtremistWasRight agree with them]] (possibly with or without the audience). Examples can include [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Batman]], Film/JamesBond, [[Series/TwentyFour Jack Bauer]], [[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlertSeries Tanya Adams]], and [[Film/ZeroDarkThirty Maya.]] As general rules They generally:
3rd Feb '17 8:08:23 PM Dravencour
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* ''Film/DirtyHarry'', possibly the TropeMaker for film depictions in the US, and something of an UnbuiltTrope, at that. He gets an admission of guilt out of the Scorpio Killer by stomping on his injured leg, but Harry is informed by his superiors that [[DeconstructedTrope the confession can't be used in court because he obtained it through illegal interrogation means, and Scorpio has to be set free.]]

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* ''Film/DirtyHarry'', possibly the TropeMaker for film depictions in the US, and something of an UnbuiltTrope, at that. He gets an admission of guilt out of the Scorpio Killer by stomping on his injured leg, but Harry is informed by his superiors that [[DeconstructedTrope the confession can't be used in court because he obtained it through illegal interrogation means, means (the superiors even use the term "police torture" to describe Harry's actions), and Scorpio has to be set free.]]
22nd Jan '17 3:26:43 PM Monsund
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* ''Webcomic/{{Sonichu}}'' and Christian Weston Chandler's self-insertions.
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* ''Webcomic/{{Sonichu}}'' and Christian Weston Chandler's self-insertions.
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22nd Aug '16 10:25:25 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* ''Film/DirtyHarry'', possibly the TropeMaker for film depictions in the US.

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* ''Film/DirtyHarry'', possibly the TropeMaker for film depictions in the US.US, and something of an UnbuiltTrope, at that. He gets an admission of guilt out of the Scorpio Killer by stomping on his injured leg, but Harry is informed by his superiors that [[DeconstructedTrope the confession can't be used in court because he obtained it through illegal interrogation means, and Scorpio has to be set free.]]
6th Jul '16 3:32:35 PM BURGINABC
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* Someone who uses ColdBloodedTorture , the JackBauerInterrogationTechnique, the MaximumFunChamber, PoliceBrutality, extreme PerpSweating, [[RapePortrayedAsRedemption rape]] and/or some combination thereof to achieve his goals. Usually [[ToThePain frequently.]]

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* Someone who uses ColdBloodedTorture , the JackBauerInterrogationTechnique, the MaximumFunChamber, PoliceBrutality, extreme PerpSweating, [[RapePortrayedAsRedemption rape]] and/or some combination thereof to achieve his goals. Usually [[ToThePain frequently.]]
30th Jun '16 4:29:08 PM Anddrix
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This character can be a major BaseBreaker and cause [[FlameBait massive conflicts]] not just in his fictional world, but he can also possibly in real life. On one extreme side extremist defenders might hold them up as a cause celebre and [[UnfortunateImplications defend real life instances of torture, police brutality or whatever form of atrocity he's inflicting upon his victims]] because they're AcceptableTargets, because he's the DesignatedHero, or both. On the other extreme, you can have people who will group together everyone from the most remorseful and reluctant to the most unhinged and sociopathic and claim [[BlackAndWhiteInsanity that they're all insane and any portrayals of them in any remotely positive light are inexcusable apologia]], and who generally feel justified to ignore or condemn any in-universe or RealLife ShootTheDog moments or DirtyBusiness regardless of merit.

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This character can be a major BaseBreaker BaseBreakingCharacter and cause [[FlameBait massive conflicts]] not just in his fictional world, but he can also possibly in real life. On one extreme side extremist defenders might hold them up as a cause celebre and [[UnfortunateImplications defend real life instances of torture, police brutality or whatever form of atrocity he's inflicting upon his victims]] because they're AcceptableTargets, because he's the DesignatedHero, or both. On the other extreme, you can have people who will group together everyone from the most remorseful and reluctant to the most unhinged and sociopathic and claim [[BlackAndWhiteInsanity that they're all insane and any portrayals of them in any remotely positive light are inexcusable apologia]], and who generally feel justified to ignore or condemn any in-universe or RealLife ShootTheDog moments or DirtyBusiness regardless of merit.
5th Apr '16 11:24:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''SinCity'''s Marv not only does this to criminals but he loves it. There is an entire monologue in his first story about how much he enjoys what he's doing.

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* ''SinCity'''s ''ComicBook/SinCity'''s Marv not only does this to criminals but he loves it. There is an entire monologue in his first story about how much he enjoys what he's doing.
9th Mar '16 6:45:06 PM SSJMagus
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** While Stabler is the usual offender, when Rollins gets wounded and the son of Finn's former supervisor gets killed by an unknown assassin, it's treated as perfectly justified when Finn and Amaro go to a prison and torture the drug kingpin they suspect of ordering the hit, to the point of Finn being about [[EyeScream to gouge his eyes out]]...and the only thing that stops them is when the warden shows up to inform them the drug dealer's wife was just killed by the same assassin. They then move on like nothing had happened. In other words, [[SarcasmMode it's perfectly fine to torture somebody over a crime he didn't even commit, because he actually did commit a whole bunch of other crimes before that]].
19th Feb '16 4:35:57 PM nombretomado
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* Joel from TheLastOfUs won't hesitate to brutally torture {{Mooks}} for information after [[spoiler:Ellie gets imprisoned by David's gang]]. It's heavily implied he's quite experienced in the JackBauerInterrogationTechnique.

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* Joel from TheLastOfUs ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUs'' won't hesitate to brutally torture {{Mooks}} for information after [[spoiler:Ellie gets imprisoned by David's gang]]. It's heavily implied he's quite experienced in the JackBauerInterrogationTechnique.
12th Feb '16 9:46:26 AM Dravencour
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** Have moral compasses severely off kilter at ''best''; at worst they never really had it to begin with.

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** Have moral compasses severely off kilter at ''best''; at worst they never really had it them to begin with.
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