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27th Feb '17 1:59:21 PM ironballs16
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'''Carl''': Probably because I'm a dangerous psychopath with a long history of violence.

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'''Carl''': Probably because I'm a dangerous psychopath with a long history of violence.\\
'''Paul''': ...oh.\\
'''Carl''': I ''don't'' understand [[LampshadeHanging how you keep forgetting that]].
27th Feb '17 1:58:06 PM ironballs16
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* [[WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog Dr. Horrible's]] sole motivation for trying to take over the world is so that he can qualify as a supervillain and get into the Evil League of Evil. Dr. Horrible is also a subversion; it's made a clear on a couple of occasions that he feels the world is corrupted, and the only way to "save" it is to take control himself; most obviously in his opening spiel and during the song "My Eyes". Indeed, when it comes time to kill the "hero" of the piece, [[spoiler:he can't bring himself to do it until he's lost his chance.]]

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* [[WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog Dr. Horrible's]] sole motivation for trying to take over the world is so that he can qualify as a supervillain and get into the Evil League of Evil. Dr. Horrible is also a subversion; it's made a clear on a couple of occasions that he feels the world is corrupted, and the only way to "save" it [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans is to take control himself; himself]]; most obviously in his opening spiel and during the song "My Eyes". Indeed, when it comes time to kill the "hero" of the piece, [[spoiler:he can't bring himself to do it until he's lost his chance.]]
27th Feb '17 1:47:13 PM ironballs16
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* Doing this in pro wrestling is generally called garnering "CheapHeat"; being booed by the fans, not for doing something legitimately vile, but for doing something simply for the sake of being jeered. Interrupting someone's well-deserved title match to spoil their opportunity at glory is a truly nefarious act, and being booed for this is well-earned. Reminding the town you're in that their local football team just lost to [some other city] is done For The Evulz. Sometimes, cheap heat really adds to a wrestler's charisma (it's a great way to show how arrogant their character can be), but done sloppily, the facade is easily lost and the obviousness that it's a swing at just being bad for bad's sake is made evident.

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* Doing this in pro wrestling is generally called garnering "CheapHeat"; being booed by the fans, not for doing something legitimately vile, but for doing something [[EvilIsPetty simply for the sake of being jeered.jeered]]. Interrupting someone's well-deserved title match to spoil their opportunity at glory is a truly nefarious act, and being booed for this is well-earned. Reminding the town you're in that their local football team just lost to [some other city] is done For The Evulz. Sometimes, cheap heat really adds to a wrestler's charisma (it's a great way to show how arrogant their character can be), but done sloppily, the facade is easily lost and the obviousness that it's a swing at just being bad for bad's sake is made evident.
8th Feb '17 6:12:54 PM Az_Tech341
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* One of Creator/JohnMulaney's high school friends would steal antique photos when he went to house parties. When John asks why, he responded with "Because its the one thing you can't replace."
8th Feb '17 2:04:13 PM PlasmaTalon
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* One of Creator/JohnMulaney's high school friends would steal antique photos when he went to house parties. When John asks why, he responded with "Because its the one thing you can't replace."
7th Feb '17 8:10:08 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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Compare MadeOfEvil, which is a character which also does evil for the sake of it, but do so because they are actually an AnthropomorphicPersonification of evil. A villain who is self-aware enough to ''boast'' that their acts are just for the sake of evil are a CardCarryingVillain. See also DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans, when a character strives to create a perpetual dystopic world simply for the sake of suffering. Compare and contrast villains with BlueAndOrangeMorality, who ''do'' have underlying motivations beyond a mere desire for death and destruction, but not one most people would understand.

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Compare MadeOfEvil, which is a character which also does evil for the sake of it, but do so because they are actually an AnthropomorphicPersonification of evil. A villain who is self-aware enough to ''boast'' that their acts are just for the sake of evil are a CardCarryingVillain. See also DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans, when a character strives to create a perpetual dystopic world simply for the sake of suffering. Compare and contrast villains with BlueAndOrangeMorality, who ''do'' have underlying motivations beyond a mere desire for death and destruction, but not one ones most people would understand.
6th Feb '17 4:32:48 PM Theatre_Maven_3695
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* According to researchers, prior to 2003, all computer malware (viruses, trojans, boot infectors, etc.) were only created "for the fun of it", i.e. just to see what would happen, for kicks, as an intellectual challenge, just to be nasty, etc.
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4th Feb '17 3:48:40 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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Most villains have logical motivations for (morally) reprehensible actions and intentions. {{Ambition|IsEvil}}, [[KnightTemplar zeal]], {{greed}}, {{pride}}, [[DrivenByEnvy envy]], {{lust}}, [[DirtyCoward fear]], {{love|MakesYouEvil}}, [[ThePowerOfHate hatred]], [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain bigotry]], {{revenge}}, [[PutThemAllOutOfMyMisery misery]], [[GreenEyedMonster jealousy]], [[TheResenter resentment]], [[ItsAllAboutMe selfishness]], [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds anguish]], [[MisanthropeSupreme misanthropy]], [[WellIntentionedExtremist good intentions]], [[DarkAndTroubledPast a troubled]] [[FreudianExcuse childhood]], [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans the desire for utopia]], [[VisionaryVillain and other warped "ideals"]] can all drive people to evil in ways that we understand and may be familiar with. If a villain's motivations can just be understood, they can [[KirkSummation be reasoned with]] -- sometimes.

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Most villains have logical motivations for (morally) reprehensible actions and intentions. {{Ambition|IsEvil}}, [[KnightTemplar zeal]], {{greed}}, {{pride}}, [[DrivenByEnvy envy]], {{lust}}, [[UnstoppableRage wrath]], [[DirtyCoward fear]], {{love|MakesYouEvil}}, [[ThePowerOfHate hatred]], [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain bigotry]], {{revenge}}, [[PutThemAllOutOfMyMisery misery]], [[GreenEyedMonster jealousy]], [[TheResenter resentment]], [[ItsAllAboutMe selfishness]], [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds anguish]], [[MisanthropeSupreme misanthropy]], [[WellIntentionedExtremist good intentions]], [[DarkAndTroubledPast a troubled]] [[FreudianExcuse childhood]], [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans the desire for utopia]], [[VisionaryVillain and other warped "ideals"]] can all drive people to evil in ways that we understand and may be familiar with. If a villain's motivations can just be understood, they can [[KirkSummation be reasoned with]] -- sometimes.
4th Feb '17 3:47:03 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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Most villains have logical motivations for (morally) reprehensible actions and intentions. {{Ambition|IsEvil}}, [[KnightTemplar zeal]], {{greed}}, {{pride}}, [[DrivenByEnvy envy]], {{lust}}, [[DirtyCoward fear]], {{love|MakesYouEvil}}, [[ThePowerOfHate hatred]], [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain bigotry]], {{revenge}}, [[PutThemAllOutOfMyMisery misery]], [[TheResenter resentment]], [[ItsAllAboutMe selfishness]], [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds anguish]], [[MisanthropeSupreme misanthropy]], [[WellIntentionedExtremist good intentions]], [[DarkAndTroubledPast a troubled]] [[FreudianExcuse childhood]], [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans the desire for utopia]], [[VisionaryVillain and other warped "ideals"]] can all drive people to evil in ways that we understand and may be familiar with. If a villain's motivations can just be understood, they can [[KirkSummation be reasoned with]] -- sometimes.

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Most villains have logical motivations for (morally) reprehensible actions and intentions. {{Ambition|IsEvil}}, [[KnightTemplar zeal]], {{greed}}, {{pride}}, [[DrivenByEnvy envy]], {{lust}}, [[DirtyCoward fear]], {{love|MakesYouEvil}}, [[ThePowerOfHate hatred]], [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain bigotry]], {{revenge}}, [[PutThemAllOutOfMyMisery misery]], [[GreenEyedMonster jealousy]], [[TheResenter resentment]], [[ItsAllAboutMe selfishness]], [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds anguish]], [[MisanthropeSupreme misanthropy]], [[WellIntentionedExtremist good intentions]], [[DarkAndTroubledPast a troubled]] [[FreudianExcuse childhood]], [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans the desire for utopia]], [[VisionaryVillain and other warped "ideals"]] can all drive people to evil in ways that we understand and may be familiar with. If a villain's motivations can just be understood, they can [[KirkSummation be reasoned with]] -- sometimes.
27th Jan '17 11:43:51 AM ZimFan89
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* In ''FanFic/ThisBites'', when the CP9 investigated several countries that formed a trading coalition, said coalition was found to be completely innocuous. Rather than simply withdraw, they utilized the worst case scenario to pit every country at war with the others and stole all possible liquid assets which were added to the Celestial Dragons' tribute.

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* In ''FanFic/ThisBites'', when the CP9 [=CP9=] investigated several countries that formed a trading coalition, said coalition was found to be completely innocuous. Rather than simply withdraw, they utilized the worst case scenario to pit every country at war with the others and stole all possible liquid assets which were added to the Celestial Dragons' tribute.


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* ''FanFic/QueenOfShadows'': Shendu's first appearance in the [[RewritingReality rewritten reality]] sees him [[KillItWithFire incinerate]] a slave dancer on the flimsy excuse that she'll probably never dance as well as she just did, so she's [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness expendable]]. Judging by the reactions of his court, this is a regular occurrence.
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