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18th Jan '18 12:45:25 AM eroock
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->''[[TropeNamer He who fights monsters]] should see to it that he himself does not become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you."''

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->''[[TropeNamer ->''"[[TropeNamer He who fights monsters]] should see to it that he himself does not become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you."''
14th Jan '18 11:36:48 AM nombretomado
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* In Myth/JapaneseMythology, a person who kills many {{Youkai}} will be transformed into a youkai. This occasionally gets played around with in games, manga, and anime from the country—for example, in ''LaPucelle'', this is the basis for a NonStandardGameOver, one that gets taken more or less as canon in the ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' series. And in ''Manga/InuYasha'', the murderous Bankotsu of the Band of Seven manages to transform his weapon into a demonic blade by using it to kill 1000 youkai and 1000 human warlords. It also shows up in ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'', where it's a part of Hakkai's backstory.

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* In Myth/JapaneseMythology, a person who kills many {{Youkai}} will be transformed into a youkai. This occasionally gets played around with in games, manga, and anime from the country—for example, in ''LaPucelle'', ''VideoGame/LaPucelle'', this is the basis for a NonStandardGameOver, one that gets taken more or less as canon in the ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' series. And in ''Manga/InuYasha'', the murderous Bankotsu of the Band of Seven manages to transform his weapon into a demonic blade by using it to kill 1000 youkai and 1000 human warlords. It also shows up in ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'', where it's a part of Hakkai's backstory.
6th Jan '18 10:34:07 AM nombretomado
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Not to be confused with ''Manga/ThoseWhoHuntElves'', [[IReadThatAs or]] ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter''. For the ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'' fanfic, see ''Fanfic/HeWhoFightsMonsters'' (though this one is an example of this trope).

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Not to be confused with ''Manga/ThoseWhoHuntElves'', [[IReadThatAs [[JustForFun/IReadThatAs or]] ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter''. For the ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'' fanfic, see ''Fanfic/HeWhoFightsMonsters'' (though this one is an example of this trope).
15th Dec '17 2:29:30 PM WillKeaton
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* Bismuth from WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse is this due to her making a weapon designed to kill her enemies (Homeworld Gems) with has plans to commit genocide against them and will destroy anyone who stands in her way (even allies), thus becoming as bad as the Homeworld Gems she fights against who have done the same against their enemies and allies.

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* Bismuth from WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' is this due to her making a weapon designed to kill her enemies (Homeworld Gems) with has plans to commit genocide against them and will destroy anyone who stands in her way (even allies), thus becoming as bad as the Homeworld Gems she fights against who have done the same against their enemies and allies.
15th Dec '17 2:29:15 PM WillKeaton
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As expected, this twisted situation is very popular in the Revenge {{Tragedy}} genre, especially because of its inherent DramaticIrony [[note]]Nietzsche himself was also inspired by Ancient Greek tragic antihero archetypes; see also his first book ''The Birth of Tragedy''[[/note]]. This trope can also be used to demonstrate how "eye-for-an-eye" justice, while sounding like sweet [[CallItKarma Karmic]] EquivalentExchange Justice at first, can [[CycleOfRevenge easily spiral out]] into [[ForWantOfANail utter chaos]] if the hero lets his passions, wrath, and {{Pride}} forgo rationality.

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As expected, this twisted situation is very popular in the Revenge {{Tragedy}} genre, especially because of its inherent DramaticIrony DramaticIrony. [[note]]Nietzsche himself was also inspired by Ancient Greek tragic antihero archetypes; see also his first book ''The Birth of Tragedy''[[/note]]. Tragedy.''[[/note]] This trope can also be used to demonstrate how "eye-for-an-eye" justice, while sounding like sweet [[CallItKarma Karmic]] EquivalentExchange Justice at first, can [[CycleOfRevenge easily spiral out]] into [[ForWantOfANail utter chaos]] if the hero lets his passions, wrath, and {{Pride}} forgo rationality.
4th Nov '17 2:40:49 AM PSColdFire
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->''He who fights monsters should see to it that he himself does not become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you."''

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->''He ->''[[TropeNamer He who fights monsters monsters]] should see to it that he himself does not become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you."''



** [[spoiler:Phoenix Wright]] himself becomes this in ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney''. After having his attorney's badge taken away for [[spoiler:presenting forged evidence, he loses respect for the whole judicial process, and manipulates crime scenes, forging evidence to get Kristoph Gavin convicted.]] He gets better by Dual Destinies.

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** [[spoiler:Phoenix Wright]] himself becomes this in ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney''. After having his attorney's badge taken away for [[spoiler:presenting [[spoiler:(accidentally) presenting forged evidence, he loses respect for the whole judicial process, and manipulates crime scenes, forging evidence to get Kristoph Gavin convicted.]] He gets better by Dual Destinies.
19th Sep '17 3:15:05 AM Adept
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->''"[[TropeNamer He who fights monsters]] should see to it that he himself does not become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you."''

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->''"[[TropeNamer He ->''He who fights monsters]] monsters should see to it that he himself does not become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you."''
18th Sep '17 2:35:37 AM Nadim
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10 Ultimate Alien}}'': Charmcaster becomes this [[spoiler: after her efforts in resurrecting her father drove to madness and insanity to the point where she became even worse than the previous tyrant who killed him in the first place. After her father calls her out on this, [[HeelFaceTurn she gets better]]...[[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor mostly]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10 Ultimate Alien}}'': Charmcaster becomes this [[spoiler: after her best efforts in resurrecting her father drove her to madness and insanity to the point where she became even worse than the previous tyrant who killed him in the first place. After her father calls her out on this, [[HeelFaceTurn she gets better]]...[[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor mostly]].mostly]]]].
18th Sep '17 2:34:03 AM Nadim
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10 Ultimate Alien}}'': Charmcaster becomes this [[spoiler: after her efforts in resurrecting her father drove to madness and insanity to the point where she became even worse than the previous tyrant who killed him in the first place. After her father calls her out on this, [[HeelFaceTurn she gets better]]...[[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor mostly]].
13th Aug '17 7:03:26 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm'': Alfred also refers to the Nietzschian quote, in regards to [[spoiler:Andrea]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm'': Alfred also refers to the Nietzschian quote, in regards to [[spoiler:Andrea]].[[spoiler:Andrea aka the Phantasm]].
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