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24th May '17 7:19:12 AM TheNerfGuy
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* ''Literature/ADeadlyPresence'': The leopards in Real Life don't eat humans unless they cannot go hunting for animals. One of main heroes of this book, the black leopard was crippled and is hunting for humans to survive.
19th May '17 11:45:24 PM nombretomado
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* Any given Sabbat recruit in ''VampireTheMasquerade'' will go through a period of this, assuming the creation rites don't drive them mad from the outset. They're made loyal to their pack through blood bonds, and are kept isolated from humanity and non-Sabbat vampires, so they have no choice but to go along with the pack. This eventually fades as [[ItGetsEasier atrocities blend together]], and they [[EvilFeelsGood grow to like evil]].

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* Any given Sabbat recruit in ''VampireTheMasquerade'' ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'' will go through a period of this, assuming the creation rites don't drive them mad from the outset. They're made loyal to their pack through blood bonds, and are kept isolated from humanity and non-Sabbat vampires, so they have no choice but to go along with the pack. This eventually fades as [[ItGetsEasier atrocities blend together]], and they [[EvilFeelsGood grow to like evil]].
19th May '17 9:45:47 AM Neromenian
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* ''Literature/ADeadlyPresence'': The leopards in Real Life don't eat humans unless they cannot go hunting for animals. One of main heroes of this book, the black leopard was crippled and is hunting for humans to survive.
13th May '17 10:01:00 AM Dwoem
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* [[TokenEvilTeamMate Regent]] from {{Literature/Worm}} was pressured to commit an escalating series of evil acts by his father, Heartbreaker. It's a DiscussedTrope as the issue of how morally culpable he is for his previous actions is brought up a couple of times. The issue is further complicated by the fact that Regent's superpower seems to mess with his ability to feel empathy, he was raised in an environment devoid of love or any sort of moral foundation, and his power makes him so scary to the public at large that super-villainy is one of very career options available for him.



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* [[TokenEvilTeamMate Regent]] from {{Literature/Worm}} was pressured to commit an escalating series of evil acts by his father, Heartbreaker. It's a DiscussedTrope as the issue of how morally culpable he is for his previous actions is brought up a couple of times. The issue is further complicated by the fact that Regent's superpower seems to mess with his ability to feel empathy, he was raised in an environment devoid of love or any sort of moral foundation, and his power makes him so scary to the public at large that super-villainy is one of very career options available for him.
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8th May '17 6:30:47 PM KaiYves
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Character types that are prone to this trope are the NobleDemon, FriendlyEnemy, TragicMonster, SlaveMook and AntiVillain ([[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains almost always a Type IV]]). Situations like ExplosiveLeash, IHaveYourWife, PleaseSpareHimMyLiege, or AnOfferYouCantRefuse usually turns into this (when TheHero is the pleading party). Also expect one-sided TeethClenchedTeamwork on the side of the forced, if they're told to fight alongside the evil. When the audience knows the characters are forcibly doing this but the protagonists don't, see DramaticIrony.

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Character types that are prone to this trope are the NobleDemon, FriendlyEnemy, TragicMonster, SlaveMook and AntiVillain ([[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains almost always a Type IV]]). Situations like ExplosiveLeash, IHaveYourWife, PleaseSpareHimMyLiege, TheCommiesMadeMeDoIt or AnOfferYouCantRefuse usually turns into this (when TheHero is the pleading party). Also expect one-sided TeethClenchedTeamwork on the side of the forced, if they're told to fight alongside the evil. When the audience knows the characters are forcibly doing this but the protagonists don't, see DramaticIrony.
30th Dec '16 8:38:13 PM nombretomado
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* The Urpneys only really seemed bothered about going after ''TheDreamstone'' because [[BadBoss Zordrak]] will either [[TakenForGranite turn them into stone]] or feed them to the Frazznats otherwise, making them essentially all [[SlaveMooks conscripts]]. [[CoDragons Sgt Blob and Urpgor]] partly go after it for rivalistic sake though.

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* The Urpneys only really seemed bothered about going after ''TheDreamstone'' ''WesternAnimation/TheDreamstone'' because [[BadBoss Zordrak]] will either [[TakenForGranite turn them into stone]] or feed them to the Frazznats otherwise, making them essentially all [[SlaveMooks conscripts]]. [[CoDragons Sgt Blob and Urpgor]] partly go after it for rivalistic sake though.
16th Nov '16 7:12:25 AM narm00
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Contrast with {{Brainwashed}} and FaceMonsterTurn tropes, where the character is forcefully modified and robbed of free will to be steered into evil, or MindRape where they were wrecked so hard their free will wasn't working straight to steer them into evil. In that case they didn't really make a choice and weren't really even themselves. Not so for this character, this character knows what he/she is doing and had their free will intact and straight, but still couldn't do a thing to resist the forcing... for the moment. They have a choice it is just a very,very harsh one and possibly a choice to die. Also compare with MoreThanMindControl where the character is coerced mentally into believing that the only way available is something that he/she doesn't like, thus being forced to make a free will choice of steering themselves into evil.

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Contrast with the {{Brainwashed}} and FaceMonsterTurn tropes, where the character is forcefully modified and robbed of free will to be steered into evil, or MindRape where they were wrecked so hard their free will wasn't working straight to steer them into evil. In that case they didn't really make a choice and weren't really even themselves. Not so for this character, this character knows what he/she is doing and had their free will intact and straight, but still couldn't do a thing to resist the forcing... for the moment. They have a choice choice, it is just a very,very very, very harsh one and possibly a choice to die. Also compare with MoreThanMindControl where the character is coerced mentally into believing that the only way available is something that he/she doesn't like, thus being forced to make a free will choice of steering themselves into evil.
13th Nov '16 5:06:49 PM Eddy1215
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Character types that are prone to this trope are the NobleDemon, FriendlyEnemy, TragicMonster, SlaveMook and AntiVillain ([[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains almost always a Type IV]]). Situations like ExplosiveLeash, IHaveYourWife, PleaseSpareHimMyLiege, or AnOfferYouCantRefuse usually turns into this (when TheHero is the pleading party). Also expect one-sided TeethClenchedTeamwork on the side of the forced, if they're told to fight alongside the evil.

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Character types that are prone to this trope are the NobleDemon, FriendlyEnemy, TragicMonster, SlaveMook and AntiVillain ([[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains almost always a Type IV]]). Situations like ExplosiveLeash, IHaveYourWife, PleaseSpareHimMyLiege, or AnOfferYouCantRefuse usually turns into this (when TheHero is the pleading party). Also expect one-sided TeethClenchedTeamwork on the side of the forced, if they're told to fight alongside the evil.
evil. When the audience knows the characters are forcibly doing this but the protagonists don't, see DramaticIrony.
22nd Oct '16 6:43:41 AM SimiOfDoom
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*Doum'wielle Armgo from ''Literature/CompanionsCodex'' of ''Literature/TheLegendOfDrizzt'', wins a contest for the sentinent magical sword Kazid'hea against her brother, and it's all downhill from there. First, the sword makes her kill her brother in a fit of bloodthirst wich leads her to flee her elven village. Then her father Tos'Un, former owner of the sword, joins her thinking his time among the surface elves is at an end and intends to return to Menzoberranzan with her in tow, not realizing that as a half-drow Doum'wielle will be treated like dirt. Sure enough, once they meet some other dark elves, Doum'wielle and her father are immediately roped into their machinations as pawns. From there it's a dark journey of killing, rape and emotional unstability for her.
12th Oct '16 12:23:39 PM Nepeta
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* ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'': A female troll (possessing clockwork [[{{Magick}} majyyks]] and other powers) was nearly single-handedly responsible for making planet Alternia an antagonistic, caste-warfare-torn hellhole. She rained so much destruction on Alternia that history remembered her only as "The Demoness", and mythology remembered her as [[TheGrimReaper Death's]] right-hand servant. And she did all of this because she was forced into it by a time-traveling, universe-eating demon.

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* ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'': A female troll (possessing clockwork [[{{Magick}} majyyks]] and other powers) was nearly single-handedly responsible for making planet Alternia an antagonistic, caste-warfare-torn hellhole. She rained so much destruction on Alternia that history remembered her only as "The Demoness", a demoness, and mythology remembered her as [[TheGrimReaper Death's]] right-hand servant. And she did all of this because she was forced into it by a time-traveling, universe-eating demon.
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