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19th Jan '17 5:35:33 PM julietvalcouer
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* Chopper, the crew's astromech droid on ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' is a good guy and he we usually end up helping or even saving the day when necessary, but he often seems to enjoy his shipmates' distress or embarrassment a bit too much, and is so outright jealous of other droids he functionally "kills" at least one by throwing him out of a ship! And when Hera tells him to [[EarthShatteringKaboom gather up all the explosives he can find]] in ''Hera's Heroes'', he's...disturbingly overenthusiastic about it. To the point fans have speculated he's an assassin droid in disguise.

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* Chopper, the crew's astromech droid on ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' is a good guy and he we will usually end up helping or even saving the day when necessary, but he often seems to enjoy his shipmates' distress or embarrassment a bit too much, and is so outright jealous of other droids he functionally "kills" at least one by throwing him out of a ship! And when Hera tells him to [[EarthShatteringKaboom gather up all the explosives he can find]] in ''Hera's Heroes'', he's...disturbingly overenthusiastic about it. To the point fans have speculated he's an assassin droid in disguise.
19th Jan '17 5:35:06 PM julietvalcouer
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* Chopper, the crew's astromech droid on ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' is a good guy and he we usually end up helping or even saving the day when necessary, but he often seems to enjoy his shipmates' distress or embarrassment a bit too much, and is so outright jealous of other droids he functionally "kills" at least one by throwing him out of a ship! And when Hera tells him to [[EarthShatteringKaboom gather up all the explosives he can find]] in ''Hera's Heroes'', he's...disturbingly overenthusiastic about it. To the point fans have speculated he's an assassin droid in disguise.
16th Jan '17 3:28:26 PM Monolaf317
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*** It takes on a whole new dimension when one episode reveals that among his people, battles to the death are an allegory for sex, complete with one-night stands and unsatisfied opponents faking it.

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*** It takes on a whole new dimension when one episode "Clum Babies" reveals that among his people, battles to the death are an allegory for sex, complete with one-night stands and unsatisfied opponents faking it.



* Jerry of ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' often displays these characteristics. In most (but not all) shorts, Tom [[KickTheDog Kicks The Dog]] at the beginning and Jerry spends the rest of the short dishing out DisproportionateRetribution. While his goals are usually either his own survival or to help out [[FriendToAllLivingThings another animal Tom is picking on]], he does sometimes screw with Tom's head just for fun.

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* Jerry of ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' often displays these characteristics. In most (but not all) shorts, Tom [[KickTheDog Kicks The Dog]] at the beginning and Jerry spends the rest of the short dishing out DisproportionateRetribution. While his goals are usually either his own survival or to help out [[FriendToAllLivingThings another animal Tom is picking on]], [[DependingOnTheWriter he does sometimes sometimes]] screw with Tom's head just for fun.



11th Jan '17 3:35:53 PM margdean56
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* [[ComedicSociopath Rasputin]] in the ''ComicBook/CortoMaltese'' series has no qualms killing, and is generally considered as stable as a landmine while [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass far from that dangerous]].

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* [[ComedicSociopath Rasputin]] in the ''ComicBook/CortoMaltese'' series has no qualms about killing, and is generally considered as stable as a landmine while [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass far from that dangerous]].



-->'''Lord Mayor:''' [[KilledMidSentence it violates the bans on magic, and it will invite the censorate down on-]]
-->'''Azar:''' I warned him! He mentioned the bans again and I warned him. You all heard me. I can't be held responsible for that- [[InsaneTrollLogic if I tell a man I'll kill him if he does something, I have to back it up, don't I?]]

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-->'''Lord Mayor:''' [[KilledMidSentence it violates the bans on magic, and it will invite the censorate down on-]]
on--]]
-->'''Azar:''' I warned him! He mentioned the bans again and I warned him. You all heard me. I can't be held responsible for that- [[InsaneTrollLogic that--[[InsaneTrollLogic if I tell a man I'll kill him if he does something, I have to back it up, don't I?]]
11th Jan '17 3:29:50 PM margdean56
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A Heroic Comedic Sociopath can and will eat the souls of jaywalkers, swindle old ladies, detonate buildings, punt puppies into traffic, and steal candy from babies all in broad daylight with a hundred witnesses present. The KarmaHoudini is a natural part of his being--it's simply more [[RuleOfFunny hilarious]] for him get away with it. Being cranked up to the top and played for laughs as he is, the Heroic Comedic Sociopath is so fun and invincible that the audience naturally cheers for him and his wacky antics. At the same time, he may serve as WishFulfillment: a fantasy for the audience. Some who have wanted to give the boss what they deserve can wish they were like the Heroic Comedic Sociopath.

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A Heroic Comedic Sociopath can and will eat the souls of jaywalkers, swindle old ladies, detonate buildings, punt puppies into traffic, and steal candy from babies all in broad daylight with a hundred witnesses present. The KarmaHoudini is a natural part of his being--it's simply more [[RuleOfFunny hilarious]] for him to get away with it. Being cranked up to the top and played for laughs as he is, the Heroic Comedic Sociopath is so fun and invincible that the audience naturally cheers for him and his wacky antics. At the same time, he may serve as WishFulfillment: a fantasy for the audience. Some who have wanted to give the boss what they deserve can wish they were like the Heroic Comedic Sociopath.



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 (all the other time).

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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 (all the other time).times).
9th Jan '17 3:20:12 PM Luppercus
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* The entire cast of ''Film/TheAddamsFamily'' and its sequel ''Film/AddamsFamilyValues'' is based around this trope.
-->'''Debbie''': I bet you are a lady killer.
-->'''Gomez''': Aquitted.
**They also use a dead body insted of cans tied to the "Just Married" sign in the car after Fester's wedding. Their sociopathic behavior is not only towards society in general but also among them (especially between the children), but the charisma of the actors and great writing made them lovable still. All other versions of the Addams Family are lighter in tone and, though with eccentric and bizarre behaviors that often include violent motifs; they are shown as harmless and friendly.

8th Jan '17 1:51:41 PM Tacitus
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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.

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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". 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.



* Many LetsPlay sessions wind up turning video game protagonists into these, partly to keep it more as an OC. For instance, take Misty of ''[[http://lparchive.org/LetsPlay/Pokemon%20Emerald/ Pokémon Emerald]]''. In her spare time, she apparently enjoys beating things and watching her Pokémon eat smaller ones and has killed (and eaten) several of her ''own'' Pokémon simply because they annoyed her.
** Also, in the ''Pokémon Crystal'' Let's Play by the same person, it is hinted that she killed Red.

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* Many LetsPlay sessions wind up turning video game protagonists into these, partly to keep it more as an OC. For instance, take Misty from LetsPlay/{{Chorocojo}}'s LP of ''[[http://lparchive.org/LetsPlay/Pokemon%20Emerald/ Pokémon Emerald]]''. In her spare time, she apparently enjoys beating things and watching her Pokémon eat smaller ones and has killed (and eaten) several of her ''own'' Pokémon simply because they annoyed her.
** Also,
her. Her cameo in the ''Pokémon Crystal'' Let's Play by the same person, it is hinted that she killed has her kill Red.



* ''WebAnimation/CoxAndCombesWashington'', albeit heavy on the "sociopath" and light on the "heroic" part.
** Well, he did save the children...but not the British children. In fact, at one point he goes to save the children from a burning school before he realizes it's a ''British'' school and proceeds to push the building off a cliff.

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* ''WebAnimation/CoxAndCombesWashington'', albeit heavy on the "sociopath" and light on the "heroic" part.
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part. Well, he did save the children...children... but not the British children. children. In fact, at one point he goes was about to save the children from a their burning school before he realizes it's a ''British'' school school, realized they were British, and proceeds to push then pushed the whole building off over a cliff.



* Sarge of ''Machinima/RedVsBlue''.
** "I love blood and violence! I've got a boner for murder!"

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* Sarge of ''Machinima/RedVsBlue''.
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''Machinima/RedVsBlue'': "I love blood and violence! I've got a boner for murder!"



* Luffy from ''Webvideo/NonePiece''.
-->"Those passengers aren't just gonna kill themselves, ya know!"

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* Luffy from ''Webvideo/NonePiece''.
-->"Those
''Webvideo/NonePiece'': "Those passengers aren't just gonna kill themselves, ya know!"



** Alucard from ''Hellsing Ultimate Abridged''. Enough said.

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** * Alucard from ''Hellsing Ultimate Abridged''. ''WebVideo/HellsingUltimateAbridged''. Enough said.said.
* Kirito in ''WebVideo/SwordArtOnlineAbridged'' starts out as a SmugSuper, before [[MyGreatestFailure the events of Episode 3]] push him ''[[AdaptationalVillainy deep]]'' into "sociopath" territory, but he still remains subject to ChronicHeroSyndrome. As the series has gone on, though, CharacterDevelopment is moving him closer to the "heroic" side of this trope. Also, it turns out that [[spoiler:Asuna]] is NotSoDifferent.



* [[VideoGame/HalfLife Gordon Freeman]], once you [[Machinima/FreemansMind listen to his thoughts]] during the whole Black Mesa Incident.

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* ''Machinima/FreemansMind'' posits that the best explanation for [[VideoGame/HalfLife Gordon Freeman]], once you [[Machinima/FreemansMind listen to his thoughts]] during Freeman]] surviving the whole Black Mesa Incident.Incident would be if he were "some sort of paranoid psychopath."
7th Jan '17 2:54:49 PM nombretomado
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheBrakShow'' features Zorak Jones, an [[LeaveItToBeaver Eddie Haskell-esque]] character who is also a sadistic, sociopathic, morally bankrupt misanthrope. He is basically what you get when you mix [[WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce Master Shake]] and [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Cartman]]. Luckily though, [[TheChewToy he often gets killed horrifically]] during each episode, which might make him somewhat of a subversion.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheBrakShow'' features Zorak Jones, an [[LeaveItToBeaver [[Series/LeaveItToBeaver Eddie Haskell-esque]] character who is also a sadistic, sociopathic, morally bankrupt misanthrope. He is basically what you get when you mix [[WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce Master Shake]] and [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Cartman]]. Luckily though, [[TheChewToy he often gets killed horrifically]] during each episode, which might make him somewhat of a subversion.
28th Nov '16 6:31:15 PM nombretomado
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* Korgoth from ''WesternAnimation/KorgothOfBarbaria'' is basically a combination of ConanTheBarbarian and [[WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers Brock Samson]]. He is an apathetic and anti-social badass with an insatiable appetite for sex and violence in the most graphic degree. In just the first fight of the pilot episode, he tears off a man's arm and beats him to death with it, chops a man in half down the middle with an axe, and tears off another man's skin, douses him with alcohol, and lights him on fire. ''For laughs''.

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* Korgoth from ''WesternAnimation/KorgothOfBarbaria'' is basically a combination of ConanTheBarbarian Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian and [[WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers Brock Samson]]. He is an apathetic and anti-social badass with an insatiable appetite for sex and violence in the most graphic degree. In just the first fight of the pilot episode, he tears off a man's arm and beats him to death with it, chops a man in half down the middle with an axe, and tears off another man's skin, douses him with alcohol, and lights him on fire. ''For laughs''.
26th Nov '16 12:37:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* Korgoth from ''WesternAnimation/KorgothOfBarbaria'' is basically a combination of ConanTheBarbarian and [[WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers Brock Samson]]. He is an apathetic and anti-social {{badass}} with an insatiable appetite for sex and violence in the most graphic degree. In just the first fight of the pilot episode, he tears off a man's arm and beats him to death with it, chops a man in half down the middle with an axe, and tears off another man's skin, douses him with alcohol, and lights him on fire. ''For laughs''.

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* Korgoth from ''WesternAnimation/KorgothOfBarbaria'' is basically a combination of ConanTheBarbarian and [[WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers Brock Samson]]. He is an apathetic and anti-social {{badass}} badass with an insatiable appetite for sex and violence in the most graphic degree. In just the first fight of the pilot episode, he tears off a man's arm and beats him to death with it, chops a man in half down the middle with an axe, and tears off another man's skin, douses him with alcohol, and lights him on fire. ''For laughs''.
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