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12th May '16 12:56:26 PM Tron80
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* ''Fanfic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide'': Japanese Army officer [[SmugSnake Musashi Kluge]] is obsessed with destroying NERV and will stop at nothing to achieve his goals. Blackmail, extortion, death threats… are perfectly acceptable means to his eyes.
10th May '16 7:34:18 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Colonel Hopkins from ''Anime/SoRaNoWoTo''. He's obsessed with defeating Roma, Helvetia's neighbour country, to the point of using biological warfare and trying purposely to ruin peace talks. He also believes war advances civilization.

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* Colonel Hopkins from ''Anime/SoRaNoWoTo''.''Anime/SoundOfTheSky''. He's obsessed with defeating Roma, Helvetia's neighbour country, to the point of using biological warfare and trying purposely to ruin peace talks. He also believes war advances civilization.
6th May '16 7:33:59 AM Hanz
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** Later on, during the World Government's war against Whitebeard and his allies, Akainu is seen personally blasting deserting Marines. Granted, the penalty for desertion in many navies is death, and this was a war on their home base. However, these marines could contribute little except attrition against the other side's mooks, and he had more pressing concerns. When Coby, a Marine tired of the war's excessive bloodshed, asks him to stop, Akainu decided he needs to die, too.

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** Later on, during the World Government's war against Whitebeard and his allies, Akainu is seen personally blasting deserting Marines. Granted, the penalty for desertion in many navies is death, and this was a war on their home base. However, these marines could contribute little except attrition against the other side's mooks, and he had more pressing concerns. When Coby, a Marine tired of the war's excessive bloodshed, asks him to stop, Akainu decided he needs to die, too.die as well for wasting his time.
6th May '16 6:25:33 AM skidoo23
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* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', the Doctor has become this towards the Daleks after fighting them for centuries, eventually even counting their narrow escape as complete and utter failure and defeat on his part. In fact, his entire race became this to the point where they were preparing to destroy reality to stop the Daleks for good.

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* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', the Doctor has become this towards the Daleks after fighting them for centuries, eventually even counting their narrow escape as complete and utter failure and defeat on his part. In fact, his entire race became this to the point where they were preparing to destroy reality to stop the Daleks for good.good, instigating a time war that destroyed entire civilizations and led the Doctor to disown one of his own incarnations. This tendency was later turned against the Doctor by Missy when she briefly traps his companion Clara inside a Dalek and tries to goad the Doctor into destroying it in his hatred.
2nd May '16 7:45:38 AM Luigifan
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They usually want to instigate hostilities whenever they can, which often leads heroes to desperately try to PreventTheWar. If they even bother trying to explain their attack objectively, they will likely characterize the enemy as [[BlackAndWhiteInsanity an inherently evil]] and [[GenericDoomsdayVillain eternal foe]], and follow it up with DoUntoOthersBeforeTheyDoUntoUs. After the fact, you'll be lucky if you get any more than a smug IDidWhatIHadToDo. As for making him stop, he will probably only listen to the orders of the highest superiors, like the Joint Chiefs of Staff and more often only the President himself. Though even that's not a sure thing. While Ripper may just pout a lot if he doesn't get his way, he's equally likely to blatantly defy orders, execute hesitant subordinates or even launch a coup d'etat and put [[PresidentEvil himself in charge]] if he's convinced the whole chain of command are cowards who haven't the stomach to [[KnightTemplar do what is "right"]].

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They usually want to instigate hostilities whenever they can, which often leads heroes to desperately try to PreventTheWar. If they even bother trying to explain their attack objectively, they will likely characterize the enemy as [[BlackAndWhiteInsanity an inherently evil]] and [[GenericDoomsdayVillain eternal foe]], and follow it up with DoUntoOthersBeforeTheyDoUntoUs. After the fact, you'll be lucky if you get any more than a smug IDidWhatIHadToDo. As for making him stop, he will probably only listen to the orders of the highest superiors, like the Joint Chiefs of Staff and more often only the President himself. Though even that's not a sure thing. While Ripper may just pout a lot if he doesn't get his way, he's equally likely to blatantly defy orders, execute hesitant subordinates subordinates, or even launch a coup d'etat and put [[PresidentEvil himself in charge]] if he's convinced the whole chain of command are cowards who haven't the stomach to [[KnightTemplar do what is "right"]].



A {{Subtrope}} of InsaneAdmiral; for the grunt version, see SociopathicSoldier. Compare with the WarHawk, WellIntentionedExtremist, InspectorJavert and ColonelKilgore. Contrast with TheBrigadier and ReasonableAuthorityFigure. Is very often a BloodKnight. Can very easily become the fate of HeWhoFightsMonsters.

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A {{Subtrope}} of InsaneAdmiral; for the grunt version, see SociopathicSoldier. Compare with the WarHawk, WellIntentionedExtremist, InspectorJavert InspectorJavert, and ColonelKilgore. Contrast with TheBrigadier and ReasonableAuthorityFigure. Is very often a BloodKnight. Can very easily become the fate of HeWhoFightsMonsters.
23rd Apr '16 10:07:01 PM JulianLapostat
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* As mentioned above, the {{Trope Namer|s}}, Air Force General Jack D. Ripper in ''Film/DrStrangelove''. He is the epitome of cool, collected calm, despite being completely insane. If you were to watch a dubbed version in a language you didn't understand, you could easily be excused for thinking he's the one rational person in the film.

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* As mentioned above, the {{Trope Namer|s}}, Air Force General Jack D. Ripper (Creator/SterlingHayden) in ''Film/DrStrangelove''. He is the epitome of cool, collected calm, despite being completely insane. If you were to watch a dubbed version in a language you didn't understand, you could easily be excused for thinking he's the one rational person in the film.
22nd Apr '16 7:16:00 PM JackG
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-->'''Colonel Stok:''' He was a very stupid man. A patriot, of course... very brave... During a war, such men earn medals, win victories... we are proud of them. But [[ColdWar at such a time as now]], a little bit stupid.
16th Apr '16 7:24:13 PM Scorntex
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* Subverted, with a side-order of parodied, with one issue of [[ComicBook/TheSimpsons Radioactive Man]], where the eponymous hero meets with a military general named after General Ross, and designed after [[ComicBook/SpiderMan J. Jonah Jameson]]. Only he's reasonable, measured and helpful.
10th Apr '16 11:57:26 AM Scorntex
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* ''ComicBook/NewAvengers2015:'' General Robert L. Maverick, who's introduced angrily rejecting the possibility of talking things out with Avengers Idea Mechanics, and goes straight to siccing a giant green fire-breathing lizard on them. The next issue even introduces him with a caption stating that aforementioned General Ross thinks he's too extreme.
10th Mar '16 2:16:52 PM SSJMagus
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** The Comicbook/RedHulk has his own General Ripper nemesis in General Fortean, Ross's former apprentice, who blames him for Ross's death. [[spoiler:Of course, Red Hulk ''is'' Ross.]]

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** The Comicbook/RedHulk has his own General Ripper nemesis in General Fortean, Ross's former apprentice, who blames him for Ross's death. [[spoiler:Of course, Red Hulk ''is'' Ross. The irony is not lost on him.]]
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