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29th Mar '18 10:19:32 AM Yukianesa
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* Captain Hero from ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' is ostensibly a superhero, but has almost no regard for human life whatsoever (although he may simply be too stupid to know what he's doing). An example of his sociopathy is throwing an entire planet (which happens to be his ''home planet'') and everything living on it into a star to prove he's "heroic". And his clever use of human shields.

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* Captain Hero from ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' is ostensibly a superhero, but has almost no regard for human life whatsoever (although he may simply be too stupid to know what he's doing). An example of his sociopathy is throwing an entire planet (which happens to be his ''home planet'') and everything living on it into a star to prove he's "heroic". And his clever use of human shields. This led to the character becoming a controversial CreatorsPet as the writers found out that a character who was a moron and someone with no sense of morality or restraint whatsoever was ideal for a show where 95% of the humour is CringeComedy.
27th Feb '18 6:59:35 PM vexusdylandasecond
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* ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'': Alex is a good guy, but he's also rather violent and AmbiguouslyEvil.
6th Feb '18 8:41:47 AM schoolmann
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28th Jan '18 9:44:40 AM MysticStarLover1221
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In The Pantheon/TropePantheon, this trope is represented by [[Franchise/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice Sam & Max]] from the franchise of the same name.
27th Jan '18 2:45:23 PM MysticStarLover1221
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In The Pantheon/TropePantheon, this trope is represented by [[Franchise/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice Sam & Max]] from the franchise of the same name.
23rd Nov '17 7:58:18 PM 64SuperNintendo
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20th Oct '17 8:20:20 AM bigbossdiego
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* When you meet him, [[BlackMage Henry]] from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' is this trope taken to the extreme. He's happy and optimistic to the point of complete insanity, and seems have no concern for human life. Over the course of the game, he tries to raise an army of zombies that are at risk of killing civilians without a care, offers to kill your entire army on a couple occasions, and says that he'll kill anybody who gives him "stupid" orders, like "don't kill the enemy." One of his battle cries when getting a critical hit is "I'M GOING TO KILL YOU!" yelled in the most happy, cheerful voice possible. However, he actually turns out to be a subversion. A good part of his supports demonstrate that while his idea of morality is whacked, he ultimately [[IJustWantToHaveFriends just wants to make people like him.]] But due to a '''horrifying''' childhood of neglect, abuse, and torture, he can't understand that his obsession with violence and mischief is bad until others ask him to stop. At which point he always ceases said violence and mischief immediately because he doesn't want to upset his friends. While he's still a weirdo and [[BloodKnight very fond of blood and slaughter]], he does care for the Shepherds in his own Henry way, and, if he gets married, he turns out to be a pretty decent husband and father. His support with Ricken has this exchange:

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* When you meet him, [[BlackMage Henry]] from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' is this trope taken to the extreme. He's happy and optimistic to the point of complete insanity, and seems have no concern for human life. Over the course of the game, he tries to raise an army of zombies that are at risk of killing civilians without a care, offers to kill your entire army on a couple occasions, and says that he'll kill anybody who gives him "stupid" orders, like "don't kill the enemy." One of his battle cries when getting a critical hit is "I'M GOING TO GONNA KILL YOU!" yelled in the most happy, cheerful voice possible. However, he actually turns out to be a subversion. A good part of his supports demonstrate that while his idea of morality is whacked, he ultimately [[IJustWantToHaveFriends just wants to make people like him.]] But due to a '''horrifying''' childhood of neglect, abuse, and torture, he can't understand that his obsession with violence and mischief is bad until others ask him to stop. At which point he always ceases said violence and mischief immediately because he doesn't want to upset his friends. While he's still a weirdo and [[BloodKnight very fond of blood and slaughter]], he does care for the Shepherds in his own Henry way, and, if he gets married, he turns out to be a pretty decent husband and father. His support with Ricken has this exchange:
20th Oct '17 8:19:40 AM bigbossdiego
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* When you meet him, [[BlackMage Henry]] from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' is this trope taken to the extreme. He's happy and optimistic to the point of complete insanity, and seems have no concern for human life. Over the course of the game, he tries to raise an army of zombies that are at risk of killing civilians without no worries, offers to kill your entire army on a couple occasions, and says that he'll kill anybody who gives him "stupid" orders, like "don't kill the enemy." One of his battle cries when getting a critical hit is "I'M GOING TO KILL YOU!" yelled in the most happy, cheerful voice possible. However, he actually turns out to be a subversion. A good part of his supports demonstrate that while his idea of morality is whacked, he ultimately [[IJustWantToHaveFriends just wants to make people like him.]] But due to a '''horrifying''' childhood of neglect, abuse, and torture, he can't understand that his obsession with violence and mischief is bad until others ask him to stop. At which point he always ceases said violence and mischief immediately because he doesn't want to upset his friends. While he's still a weirdo and [[BloodKnight very fond of blood and slaughter]], he does care for the Shepherds in his own Henry way, and, if he gets married, he turns out to be a pretty decent husband and father. His support with Ricken has this exchange:

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* When you meet him, [[BlackMage Henry]] from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' is this trope taken to the extreme. He's happy and optimistic to the point of complete insanity, and seems have no concern for human life. Over the course of the game, he tries to raise an army of zombies that are at risk of killing civilians without no worries, a care, offers to kill your entire army on a couple occasions, and says that he'll kill anybody who gives him "stupid" orders, like "don't kill the enemy." One of his battle cries when getting a critical hit is "I'M GOING TO KILL YOU!" yelled in the most happy, cheerful voice possible. However, he actually turns out to be a subversion. A good part of his supports demonstrate that while his idea of morality is whacked, he ultimately [[IJustWantToHaveFriends just wants to make people like him.]] But due to a '''horrifying''' childhood of neglect, abuse, and torture, he can't understand that his obsession with violence and mischief is bad until others ask him to stop. At which point he always ceases said violence and mischief immediately because he doesn't want to upset his friends. While he's still a weirdo and [[BloodKnight very fond of blood and slaughter]], he does care for the Shepherds in his own Henry way, and, if he gets married, he turns out to be a pretty decent husband and father. His support with Ricken has this exchange:
18th Oct '17 6:49:03 PM bigbossdiego
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* [[BlackMage Henry]] from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' is this trope taken to the extreme. He's happy and optimistic to the point of complete insanity, and shows zero compassion for other people. Over the course of the game, he tries to raise an army of zombies to kill civilians, offers to kill your entire army, and says that he'll kill anybody who gives him "stupid" orders, like "don't kill the enemy." One of his battle cries when getting a critical hit is "I'M GOING TO KILL YOU!" in the most happy, cheerful voice possible.
** The most blatant example is his Support with Ricken, where he cheerfully talks about his old Plegian friends that you, the player, slaughtered:
--->'''Ricken:''' Henry, it's my job to kill Plegian soldiers...So I have to believe they deserve to die. But now you've reminded me that they aren't faceless blobs with axes. They have friends, and families, and...h-how am I going to fight them if I know that? What if I hesitate?
--->'''Henry:''' You're weird. I don't see the problem here at all.
** Henry turns out to be a subversion: a good part of his CharacterDevelopment is about him ''actually'' realizing that his moral compass is whacked and trying to take measures [[AFriendInNeed to at the very least help his friends]]. While he's still a weirdo and [[BloodKnight very fond of blood and slaughter]], he does come to care for the Shepherds in his own Henry way, and, if he gets married, he turns out to be a pretty decent husband and father. [[note]]This was a lot stronger in the Japanese version, where he went through more character development and was clearly a mix of outright oblivious to the fact that he was weird or creepy and putting on a cheerful front in the face of a hideously traumatic past. The English translation wipes out or minimizes his past and development -- especially regarding the idea that he's putting on a cheerful face -- and he sometimes comes across as deliberately needling the other characters rather than simply oblivious.[[/note]] Another support with Ricken has this exchange:

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* When you meet him, [[BlackMage Henry]] from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' is this trope taken to the extreme. He's happy and optimistic to the point of complete insanity, and shows zero compassion seems have no concern for other people. human life. Over the course of the game, he tries to raise an army of zombies to kill civilians, that are at risk of killing civilians without no worries, offers to kill your entire army, army on a couple occasions, and says that he'll kill anybody who gives him "stupid" orders, like "don't kill the enemy." One of his battle cries when getting a critical hit is "I'M GOING TO KILL YOU!" yelled in the most happy, cheerful voice possible.
** The most blatant example is his Support with Ricken, where
possible. However, he cheerfully talks about his old Plegian friends that you, the player, slaughtered:
--->'''Ricken:''' Henry, it's my job to kill Plegian soldiers...So I have to believe they deserve to die. But now you've reminded me that they aren't faceless blobs with axes. They have friends, and families, and...h-how am I going to fight them if I know that? What if I hesitate?
--->'''Henry:''' You're weird. I don't see the problem here at all.
** Henry
actually turns out to be a subversion: a subversion. A good part of his CharacterDevelopment supports demonstrate that while his idea of morality is about him ''actually'' realizing whacked, he ultimately [[IJustWantToHaveFriends just wants to make people like him.]] But due to a '''horrifying''' childhood of neglect, abuse, and torture, he can't understand that his moral compass is whacked obsession with violence and trying mischief is bad until others ask him to take measures [[AFriendInNeed stop. At which point he always ceases said violence and mischief immediately because he doesn't want to at the very least help upset his friends]]. friends. While he's still a weirdo and [[BloodKnight very fond of blood and slaughter]], he does come to care for the Shepherds in his own Henry way, and, if he gets married, he turns out to be a pretty decent husband and father. [[note]]This was a lot stronger in the Japanese version, where he went through more character development and was clearly a mix of outright oblivious to the fact that he was weird or creepy and putting on a cheerful front in the face of a hideously traumatic past. The English translation wipes out or minimizes his past and development -- especially regarding the idea that he's putting on a cheerful face -- and he sometimes comes across as deliberately needling the other characters rather than simply oblivious.[[/note]] Another His support with Ricken has this exchange:


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** The most blatant example is also from his Support with Ricken, where he cheerfully talks about his old Plegian friends that you, the player, slaughtered:
--->'''Ricken:''' Henry, it's my job to kill Plegian soldiers...So I have to believe they deserve to die. But now you've reminded me that they aren't faceless blobs with axes. They have friends, and families, and...h-how am I going to fight them if I know that? What if I hesitate?
--->'''Henry:''' You're weird. I don't see the problem here at all.
9th Oct '17 1:48:27 PM MeekPartridge
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* In Podcast/TheAdventureZone, Taako, and to a lesser degree, Merle and Magnus, have shades of this. Hilarity (and a not-entirely-necessary death count ensue.


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* In Podcast/TheAdventureZone, Taako, and to a lesser degree, Merle and Magnus, have shades of this. Hilarity (and a not-entirely-necessary death count) ensue.
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