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19th May '16 2:29:00 PM DarianSentient
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* Rick Sanchez from ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' is an excellent example. Rick's motives are generally revealed to be at least minimally heroic by the end of most episodes, particularly where protecting his family or ForScience is concerned... but the means he employs are invariably of a strong sociopathic bent. Given that he's a supergenius MadScientist, the aforementioned means tend to be either hilariously gratuitous (like [[spoiler:his murder of King Jellybean for attempting to rape Morty]]) or hilariously indifferent (like [[spoiler:establishing an interdimensional daycare center for Jerrys since Jerrys have a high tendency to die on adventures, but then not caring whether he takes the correct Jerry home afterwards]]).
12th May '16 3:45:52 AM WillBGood
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** [[AssShove Shoving car parts up two auto mechanics]] [[DisproportionateRetribution who tried to gouge him]].

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** [[AssShove Shoving car parts up two auto mechanics]] [[DisproportionateRetribution who tried to gouge him]]. (And it's ''still'' better than [[CruelAndUnusualDeath their fate]] in the comic.)
6th May '16 11:27:13 PM nombretomado
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* [[spoiler:Cesar Salazar]] of ''GeneratorRex'' is a subversion of this. He is described as "kooky" and "kinda off" and appears for a while to just be a wacky inventor, but pretty normal otherwise. But as time goes on, he begins to display a marked lack of concern for people (including his own ''brother'') or ethics. It seems he has no moral code of his own, even.

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* [[spoiler:Cesar Salazar]] of ''GeneratorRex'' ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'' is a subversion of this. He is described as "kooky" and "kinda off" and appears for a while to just be a wacky inventor, but pretty normal otherwise. But as time goes on, he begins to display a marked lack of concern for people (including his own ''brother'') or ethics. It seems he has no moral code of his own, even.
27th Apr '16 12:09:09 PM SkArcher
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*** Of course, the personality motivating Castle Hetrodyne is a semi-corrupt [[BrainUploading software copy]] of one of Agatha's ancestors, running on fragmented hardware and powered by an Evil River. And it controls the whole town. Including the defences.
13th Apr '16 11:44:40 PM Nezumi
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** 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. Another support with Ricken has this exchange:

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** 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:
3rd Apr '16 2:36:50 PM darkslash
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**Kowalski has shown us some of the many ways yelling "For Science!" will lead to the death of us all and he constantly ignores the huge warning signs and actual consequences of his inventions. But still, watching him get childishly giddy about his giant monster, or whatever that weeks invention is, working makes him a fun character
15th Mar '16 12:21:05 AM heichou
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* Hiruma from ''Manga/Eyeshield21''. Threatens, blackmails, and violences his team into existence. Treats everyone to their own personal "fucking" nickname. Is generally a jerk. Thank goodness he's on the Devilbats' side because he's so ridiculously over the top, he's hilarious.
14th Mar '16 3:57:39 PM eroock
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-->--''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' (demonstrating the [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy extremely rare]] "[[CharacterDevelopment fake character development]]")

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-->--''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' -->-- ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' (demonstrating the [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy extremely rare]] "[[CharacterDevelopment fake character development]]")
9th Mar '16 2:07:40 AM DrFraud
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* Lockhart Flawse of Tom Sharpe's ''The Throwback'' cheerfully committed a wide variety of immoral and illegal acts in order to kick out the residents of a housing development his wife inherited so that he could hike up the rent.
29th Jan '16 4:49:41 AM Shadowgazer
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Compare SociopathicHero, for when this kind of behavior is not PlayedForLaughs. See also TokenEvilTeammate and PoisonousFriend. Heroic Comedic Sociopaths are either {{Nominal Hero}}es or {{Villain Protagonist}}s.

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Compare SociopathicHero, for when this kind of behavior is not PlayedForLaughs. See also TokenEvilTeammate and PoisonousFriend. Heroic Comedic Sociopaths are either {{Nominal Hero}}es (when they fulfill the heroic part) or {{Villain Protagonist}}s.Protagonist}}s (all the other time).
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