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23rd Apr '18 8:42:26 AM Njein
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** ArrogantKungFuGuy and ItsAllAboutMe. He's ''very'' self-confident, and assured of victory and his own righteousness, which may explain his {{Lame Comeback}}s when others point out his shortcomings, especially sticking to ThouShaltNotKill out of ego and [[ControlFreak being self-absorbed]]. He also tries to go up against Brainiac by devotedly sticking to his own plans and ignoring everyone else's advice, only to realize he needs Superman's aid in order to stop the Coluan from destroying Earth.

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** *** ArrogantKungFuGuy and ItsAllAboutMe. He's ''very'' self-confident, and assured of victory and his own righteousness, which may explain his {{Lame Comeback}}s when others point out his shortcomings, especially sticking to ThouShaltNotKill out of ego and [[ControlFreak being self-absorbed]]. He also tries to go up against Brainiac by devotedly sticking to his own plans and ignoring everyone else's advice, only to realize he needs Superman's aid in order to stop the Coluan from destroying Earth.
23rd Apr '18 8:41:40 AM Njein
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** Of course, most of the ''Mortal Kombat'' villains such as [[EvilOverlord Shao Kahn]], [[YourSoulIsMine Shang Tsung]], [[GodOfEvil Shinnok]] and[[{{Necromancer}} Quan Chi]] are blindsided and eaten up by their [[ItsAllAboutMe own]] [[AGodAmI megalomania]] and [[EvilIsPetty pettiness]].
6th Apr '18 8:33:59 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/GrandTheftAuto'':

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2nd Apr '18 4:18:55 PM Njein
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*** [[SillyRabbitCynicismIsForLosers Cynicism]] and clinging on to ILetGwenStacyDie. [[HobbesWasRight He really believes that only tyranny and lethal force can save the world from evil]], because he tried the more idealistic route and still lost everything he held dear. Due to this, [[EvilCannotComprehendGood he ignores Supergirl's attempts to appeal to his kinder side]], being too cynical to accept that maybe he was right the first time, combined with thinking traditional superheroics is fundamentally flawed. He also tells Supergirl that heroes' loved ones die if they hold back, but clinging on to ILetGwenStacyDie actually prevents him from moving on.

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*** [[SillyRabbitCynicismIsForLosers Cynicism]] and clinging on to ILetGwenStacyDie. Cynicism]]. [[HobbesWasRight He really believes that that]] [[KnightTemplar only tyranny and lethal force can save the world from evil]], because he tried the more idealistic route and still lost everything he held dear. Due to this, [[EvilCannotComprehendGood he ignores Supergirl's attempts to appeal to his kinder side]], being too cynical to accept that maybe he was right the first time, combined with thinking traditional superheroics is fundamentally flawed. He also tells clings on to ILetGwenStacyDie, telling Supergirl that heroes' loved ones die if they hold back, but clinging on to ILetGwenStacyDie actually his ongoing disillusionment from losing Lois prevents him from moving on.on..



*** [[ThouShaltNotKill Adherence to his no-kill rule]]. Batman often does not respond back when several of the Regime members [[VillainHasAPoint criticize him for sticking to this]], and if he does, it's usually a [[LameComeback lame response]]. Wonder Woman, Superman, Cyborg and Nightwing/Damian all accuse him of MurderByInaction, pointing out how sticking to ThouShaltNotKill has ''really'' enabled psychopathic villains like Brainiac or the Joker to just keep on killing.

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*** [[ThouShaltNotKill Adherence to his no-kill rule]]. Batman often does not respond back when several of the Regime members [[VillainHasAPoint criticize him for sticking to this]], and if he does, it's usually a [[LameComeback lame response]]. Wonder Woman, Superman, Cyborg and Nightwing/Damian They all accuse him of MurderByInaction, pointing out how sticking to ThouShaltNotKill his leniency has ''really'' enabled psychopathic villains like Brainiac or the Joker to just keep on killing.breaking out of {{Cardboard Prison}}s like Arkham and menace society with no repercussions.
** ArrogantKungFuGuy and ItsAllAboutMe. He's ''very'' self-confident, and assured of victory and his own righteousness, which may explain his {{Lame Comeback}}s when others point out his shortcomings, especially sticking to ThouShaltNotKill out of ego and [[ControlFreak being self-absorbed]]. He also tries to go up against Brainiac by devotedly sticking to his own plans and ignoring everyone else's advice, only to realize he needs Superman's aid in order to stop the Coluan from destroying Earth.
26th Mar '18 4:08:14 PM Taxima
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Evolve}}'', Parnell had the dual flaws of selflessness and believing the best of people. The second caused him to be lenient with his crew, believing they would live up to the people he thought they could be. While this worked with Abe, who did his best to live up to the expectations, it nearly got them all killed because he wasn't strict enough to make sure they did tasks vital to their survival (like charging the cannons before going into a battle). The other flaw ended up being the more serious of the two when he tried to [[SaveTheVillain rescue the crew of an enemy ship]] only for the ship to explode, destroying both his own and the enemy ship and killing the entirety of the enemy crew and all but two of his own.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Evolve}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Evolve}}'':
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Parnell had the dual flaws of selflessness and believing the best of people. The second caused him to be lenient with his crew, believing they would live up to the people he thought they could be. While this worked with Abe, who did his best to live up to the expectations, it nearly got them all killed because he wasn't strict enough to make sure they did tasks vital to their survival (like charging the cannons before going into a battle). The other flaw ended up being the more serious of the two when he tried to [[SaveTheVillain rescue the crew of an enemy ship]] only for the ship to explode, destroying both his own and the enemy ship and killing the entirety of the enemy crew and all but two of his own.own.
** The DLC character Kala's flaw is [[ForScience her scientific curiosity]]. In an effort to understand the Monsters, she infused herself with their DNA, causing terrible mutations in her body that threaten to completely turn her into a monster. One of the characters calls her out on it, seeing that she would not only do it again, but might go even further if it would give her more answers.
25th Mar '18 1:32:57 PM Santoand
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** Adam Taurus seems to suffer from a catastrophic combination of hotheadedness, arrogance, spitefulness and cruelty. Adam likely never heard the term 'winning the battle but losing the war' and simply cannot for the ''life'' of him see the long-term effects of his decisions beyond "people I hate are going to die, so it's all good". He kicks the wrong dogs, fights the wrong battles, makes the wrong enemies and manages to find a way to alienate all his allies.
20th Mar '18 9:42:22 AM gb00393
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*** Tyrion's repeated calling out of Joffrey and the endless stream of insults he hurls in his direction end up making him the prime suspect when the latter is murdered and his words are used against him at his trial for Joffrey's murder. Him finally snapping at his trial and hurling insults at everyone in the court seals his fate.

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*** Tyrion's Tyrion has on more than one occasion gotten himself into as many bad situations as he has out of them because of his mouth. His repeated calling out of Joffrey and the endless stream of insults he hurls in his direction end up making him the prime suspect when the latter is murdered and his words are used against him at his trial for Joffrey's murder. Him finally snapping at his trial and hurling insults at everyone in the court seals his fate.
16th Mar '18 6:05:15 PM plcthecd
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** Superman's ArchEnemy ComicBook/LexLuthor is an petty, prideful egomaniac and often envies Superman to the point of giving up a chance to become a god and making the whole universe a utopia in ''Comicbook/TheBlackRing'', because on one condition is that he can't use his power to do evil. In this case, killing Superman. To him, even godhood is meaningless if it means not letting go of his hatred. This has brought him down numerous times.

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** Superman's ArchEnemy ComicBook/LexLuthor is an petty, prideful egomaniac and often envies Superman to the point of giving up a chance to become a god and making the whole universe a utopia in ''Comicbook/TheBlackRing'', because on one condition is that he can't use his power to do evil. In this case, killing Superman. To him, even godhood is meaningless if it means not letting he must let go of his hatred.hatred towards the Man of Steel. This has brought him down numerous times.
16th Mar '18 5:36:27 PM nombretomado
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{SpongeBob SquarePants}}'': Squidward is brought down by his hubris. [[ShrineToSelf His paintings and sculptures are pretentious and self-indulgent]], and [[DreadfulMusician his clarinet playing is atrocious,]] yet he's so convinced he's an artistic virtuoso that he puts no effort in improving himself. Whenever someone (usually SpongeBob) proves to be much more talented than him, he refuses to accept it and berates him for not respecting TrueArt. A {{Flashback}} reveals that he thought working at the Krusty Krab would be a mere interim until his artist career took off, and smugly laughed at the possibility that it wouldn't. No prizes for guessing where that got him...

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{SpongeBob SquarePants}}'': Squidward is brought down by his hubris. [[ShrineToSelf His paintings and sculptures are pretentious and self-indulgent]], and [[DreadfulMusician his clarinet playing is atrocious,]] yet he's so convinced he's an artistic virtuoso that he puts no effort in improving himself. Whenever someone (usually SpongeBob) [=SpongeBob=]) proves to be much more talented than him, he refuses to accept it and berates him for not respecting TrueArt. A {{Flashback}} reveals that he thought working at the Krusty Krab would be a mere interim until his artist career took off, and smugly laughed at the possibility that it wouldn't. No prizes for guessing where that got him...
16th Mar '18 10:43:53 AM vexusdylandasecond
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* ''WebAnimation/{{Dreamscape}}'': The Overlord of Evil's god complex makes him believe he is invincible and holds all the cards, which means he is not prepared when the tables get turned on him.
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