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30th Jul '17 7:53:23 PM GahmahRaan
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* Chopper, the crew's astromech droid on ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' is a good guy and he 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.

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* Chopper, the crew's astromech droid on ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' is a good guy and he 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.disguise or a former assassin droid that's had his CPU put in an astromech droid.
6th Jul '17 11:30:03 PM onetimo
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* Eric Cartman from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' tends to flip-flop back and forth between this and VillainProtagonist, depending upon the demands of a particular episode. Yes, he is a smarmy, self-serving, ''thoroughly'' sociopathic bully who has no qualms about doing literally whatever he wants, damn the consequences. But one side effect is that he's so completely fucked up that he can occasionally be called upon to get everyone else out of catastrophic situations when all else seems lost -- and he does so in ways so ruthlessly efficient and imaginative, only ''he'' could have ever come up with them. In TheMovie, for starters, he [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome saves the entire world from being swallowed by the legions of Hell by electrocuting an undead Saddam Hussein]].

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* Eric Cartman from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' tends to flip-flop back and forth between this and VillainProtagonist, depending upon the demands of a particular episode. Yes, he is a smarmy, self-serving, ''thoroughly'' sociopathic bully who has no qualms about doing literally whatever he wants, damn the consequences. But one side effect is that he's so completely fucked up that he can occasionally be called upon to get everyone else out of catastrophic situations when all else seems lost -- and he does so in ways so ruthlessly efficient and imaginative, only ''he'' could have ever come up with them. In TheMovie, for starters, he [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome saves the entire world from being swallowed by the legions of Hell by electrocuting an undead Saddam Hussein]].Hussein with a combination of an overcharged anti-swearing implant and his own colorful vocabulary]]
19th Jun '17 8:13:23 PM jormis29
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* The protagonist of [[Series/CrazyExGirlfriend Rachel Bloom]]'s video [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucmsunDs3jE "I Steal Pets"]] steals the pets of her schoolmates, locks them in a shed, dresses them up like their former owners and lives out with the pets the social life she'd like to have but doesn't have in real life. Climaxing when she recreates the Seventh Grade dance, slow dances with "Greg Mandelson's Terrier mix" and actually makes out with it.

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* The protagonist of [[Series/CrazyExGirlfriend Rachel Bloom]]'s Creator/RachelBloom's video [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucmsunDs3jE "I Steal Pets"]] steals the pets of her schoolmates, locks them in a shed, dresses them up like their former owners and lives out with the pets the social life she'd like to have but doesn't have in real life. Climaxing when she recreates the Seventh Grade dance, slow dances with "Greg Mandelson's Terrier mix" and actually makes out with it.
9th Jun '17 9:56:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/{{NTSFSDSUV}}'': The Agents (especially [[CowboyCop Trent Hauser]]) regularly resort to the JackBauerInterrogationTechnique and "shoot first, don't ask questions" tactics to combat any threat, but it's all played for BlackComedy.
30th May '17 6:30:17 AM DemoDemon
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* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' has [[ArachnidAppearanceAndAttire Vriska Serket,]] a sociopathic, egotistical serial killer who only cares about winning and being the best, and among other things threw one of her friends off a cliff, paralyzing him [[CrossesTheLineTwice and then later making him apologize for being a cripple.]] While she eventually undergoes CharacterDevelopment and starts earnestly fighting against [[BigBad Lord English,]] she never fully abandons her callous, smug and cruel behavior and remains a source of much BlackComedy throughout the story.
** [[BlindSeer Terezi Pyrope]] is a morally detached, creepy girl who [[SenseFreak licks and sniffs everything,]] mercilessly teases and picks on her friends, and almost ''[[TheHyena never]]'' stops grinning and giggling. She aspires to be a [[JudgeJuryAndExecutioner Legislacerator]] one day, and practices for this role by roleplaying courtroom scenes with her plush toys, [[HangingJudge which always end in hanging.]] Later on, her reaction to finding the corpse of one of her best friends is roleplaying a PoliceProcedural with the aforementioned toys, and [[BadBoss kicking them off a cliff for doing a bad job at the scene of the crime.]] All of the aforementioned things are absolutely hilarious in context, and incidentally Terezi is one of the most heroically-aligned characters in the comic.
** [[RebelliousPrincess Meenah Peixes,]] leader of the [[LaResistance ghost army]] against Lord English. Cheerfully ignorant, violent, [[MoneyFetish loves her bling more than her friends,]] and idolizes [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen a genocidal tyrant]] who is responsible for at least a third of the horrible things going on in the story. The hilarity is further increased by the fact that her mannerisms are based on [[Music/NickiMinaj Nicki Minaj's.]]
-->'''Meenah:''' dont know who she[[note]]Roxy[[/note]] is but i know W)(AT she is
-->'''Meenah:''' shes done
-->'''[[TheHero John:]]''' huh?
-->'''Meenah:''' ever do any baking nerd
-->'''John:''' yeah, a little...
-->'''Meenah:''' then you know -EXACTLY what you do with somefin thats done
-->'''Meenah:''' [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice you stick]] [[ProngsOfPoseidon a fork in it]]
20th May '17 11:19:03 AM nombretomado
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* The "anti-walkthroughs" featured on [[Website/ItHeSoftware it-he.org]] make the protagonists of the ''Franchise/{{Ultima}}'' series, ''VideoGame/{{Thief}}'', ''VideoGame/DeusEx'' and ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' into these, partially for sake of SequenceBreaking and partially for the pure fun of VideogameCrueltyPotential.

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* The "anti-walkthroughs" featured on [[Website/ItHeSoftware it-he.org]] make the protagonists of the ''Franchise/{{Ultima}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Ultima}}'' series, ''VideoGame/{{Thief}}'', ''VideoGame/DeusEx'' and ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' into these, partially for sake of SequenceBreaking and partially for the pure fun of VideogameCrueltyPotential.
6th May '17 10:44:13 AM mlsmithca
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** I think YourMileageMayVary on whether the killing of King Jellybean was gratuitous...
6th May '17 5:14:56 AM videokillthehero
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**I think YourMileageMayVary on whether the killing of King Jellybean was gratuitous...
5th Apr '17 1:21:09 PM Monolaf317
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--> '''Brian''': How would you feel if you killed another baby?
--> '''Stewie''' (offhandedly): I've killed seven...

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--> '''Brian''': '''Brian:''' How would you feel if you killed another baby?
--> '''Stewie''' (offhandedly): '''Stewie:''' ''(offhandedly)'' I've killed seven...
5th Apr '17 1:20:01 PM Monolaf317
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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.
*** Captain Hero One! Billions of Innocent Zeblonians... um... dead. Oh. I uh... (Slinks away)
** Ling Ling, the Pikachu spoof from the same show is initially portrayed as this as well; a murderous sociopath who wants to kill and destroy everyone he encounters in hilariously brutal manners, but later becomes a frequent ChewToy[=/=]ButtMonkey (given [[SadistShow the nature of the show]], this could apply to anybody, though).
*** It takes on a whole new dimension when "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.

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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".
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"heroic". And his clever use of human shields.
*** -->'''Hero:''' Captain Hero One! Billions of Innocent Zeblonians... um... dead. Oh. I uh... (Slinks away)
''(Slinks away)''
** Ling Ling, the Pikachu spoof from the same show is initially portrayed as this as well; a murderous sociopath who wants to kill and destroy everyone he encounters in hilariously brutal manners, but later becomes a frequent ChewToy[=/=]ButtMonkey (given [[SadistShow the nature of the show]], this could apply to anybody, though).
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though). It takes on a whole new dimension when "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.
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