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4th May '16 8:24:15 PM Peridonyx
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** King Sombra seems to be this for the Crystal Empire. A millennium ago, he seemingly came out of nowhere and magically converted the entire place into a {{Mordor}}; oppressed the Crystal Ponies as his blatant, personal SlaveRace; and then -- once Princesses Celestia and Luna came and overthrew him for the Crystal Ponies' sake -- cursed the Empire to vanish as both spite for his imprisonment and PragmaticVillainy to preserve "his" domain until his inevitable return. And in the Season 5 finale, one of the {{Bad Future}}s shows what would've happened if said return had gone off without a hitch: he would've inflicted FromBadToWorse on the Crystal Ponies by magically brainwashing them into becoming his soldiers in a war against the rest of Equestria. As a confirmed {{Expy}} of [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Sauron]], he can't even be mentioned without an aura of complete unpleasantness.

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** King Sombra seems to be this for the Crystal Empire. A millennium ago, he came seemingly came out of nowhere and magically converted the entire place into a {{Mordor}}; oppressed the Crystal Ponies as his blatant, personal SlaveRace; and then -- once Princesses Celestia and Luna came and overthrew him for the Crystal Ponies' sake -- cursed the Empire to vanish as both spite for his imprisonment and PragmaticVillainy to preserve "his" domain until his inevitable return. And in the Season 5 finale, one of the {{Bad Future}}s shows what would've happened if said return had gone off without a hitch: he would've inflicted FromBadToWorse on the Crystal Ponies by magically brainwashing them into becoming his soldiers in a war against the rest of Equestria. As a confirmed {{Expy}} of [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Sauron]], he can't even be mentioned without an aura of complete unpleasantness.
4th May '16 8:21:16 PM Peridonyx
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** King Sombra seems to be this for the Crystal Empire. A millennium ago, he seemingly came out of nowhere and magically converted the entire place into a {{Mordor}}; oppressed the Crystal Ponies as his blatant, personal SlaveRace; and then, once Princesses Celestia and Luna came and overthrew him for the Crystal Ponies' sake, cursed the Empire to vanish as both spite for his imprisonment and PragmaticVillainy to preserve "his" domain until his inevitable return. And in the Season 5 finale, one of the {{Bad Future}}s shows what would've happened if said return had gone off without a hitch -- he would've inflicted FromBadToWorse on the Crystal Ponies by magically brainwashing them into becoming his soldiers in a war against the rest of Equestria. As a confirmed {{Expy}} of [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Sauron]], he can't even be mentioned without an aura of complete unpleasantness.

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** King Sombra seems to be this for the Crystal Empire. A millennium ago, he seemingly came out of nowhere and magically converted the entire place into a {{Mordor}}; oppressed the Crystal Ponies as his blatant, personal SlaveRace; and then, then -- once Princesses Celestia and Luna came and overthrew him for the Crystal Ponies' sake, sake -- cursed the Empire to vanish as both spite for his imprisonment and PragmaticVillainy to preserve "his" domain until his inevitable return. And in the Season 5 finale, one of the {{Bad Future}}s shows what would've happened if said return had gone off without a hitch -- hitch: he would've inflicted FromBadToWorse on the Crystal Ponies by magically brainwashing them into becoming his soldiers in a war against the rest of Equestria. As a confirmed {{Expy}} of [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Sauron]], he can't even be mentioned without an aura of complete unpleasantness.
1st May '16 6:59:51 PM Lopiny
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[[caption-width-right:316:"Really, the only surprising thing is that it didn't happen sooner"]]
24th Apr '16 3:56:03 AM erforce
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* Nyarlathotep and, depending on one's point of view, Philemon from the ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'' series. They are the {{Anthropomorphic Personification}}s of humanity's creative and positive urges (Philemon) and humanity's self-destructive urges (Nyarlathotep). They treat the fight between them as a game, using people as agents and pawns to act out their eternal war. Nyarlathotep wants nothing more than to kick over the table and ruin everything, but Philemon holds him back. But then, for all Philemon empowers the heroes, all he really cares about is saving humanity in the aggregate, and lets his agents go through hell without so much as a note of sympathy. There's a reason a lot of players like to [[spoiler:have Tatsuya punch Philemon in the face rather than thank him]] at the end of ''[[{{Persona2}} Innocent Sin]]''.
* The Elder Gods from ''VideoGame/MortalKombat'', particularly MortalKombat9, where, when begged by Raiden for help against the invasion of Earthrealm by [[CrapSackWorld [=Outworld=]]] , their response is "so sad, too bad, but we don't care about the genocide of an entire realm".

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* Nyarlathotep and, depending on one's point of view, Philemon from the ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'' series. They are the {{Anthropomorphic Personification}}s of humanity's creative and positive urges (Philemon) and humanity's self-destructive urges (Nyarlathotep). They treat the fight between them as a game, using people as agents and pawns to act out their eternal war. Nyarlathotep wants nothing more than to kick over the table and ruin everything, but Philemon holds him back. But then, for all Philemon empowers the heroes, all he really cares about is saving humanity in the aggregate, and lets his agents go through hell without so much as a note of sympathy. There's a reason a lot of players like to [[spoiler:have Tatsuya punch Philemon in the face rather than thank him]] at the end of ''[[{{Persona2}} ''[[VideoGame/{{Persona2}} Innocent Sin]]''.
* The Elder Gods from ''VideoGame/MortalKombat'', ''Franchise/MortalKombat'', particularly MortalKombat9, in ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9'', where, when begged by Raiden for help against the invasion of Earthrealm by [[CrapSackWorld [=Outworld=]]] , their response is "so sad, too bad, but we don't care about the genocide of an entire realm".
24th Apr '16 1:28:42 AM LordGro
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* The Gods in ''Theatre/OnceOnThisIsland'' are completely cruel to the humans for no apparent reason, except Asaka. Agwe likes to lash them with storms [[ForTheEvulz for the hell of it]], Papa Ge is, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a demon of death]] who also happens to be a complete {{Jerkass}}, and Erzulie manipulates Ti Moune and Daniel solely so that she can prove that she's right. They were even worse in the original book - the musical tries to make them a bit more sympathetic, whereas in the book Agwe delivers a speech about how much humans deserve to die, and Erzulie kills a completely innocent woman.

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* The Gods in ''Theatre/OnceOnThisIsland'' are completely cruel to the humans for no apparent reason, except Asaka. Agwe likes to lash them with storms [[ForTheEvulz for the hell of it]], Papa Ge is, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin is a demon of death]] death who also happens to be a complete {{Jerkass}}, and Erzulie manipulates Ti Moune and Daniel solely so that she can prove that she's right. They were even worse in the original book - the musical tries to make them a bit more sympathetic, whereas in the book Agwe delivers a speech about how much humans deserve to die, and Erzulie kills a completely innocent woman.



** He's mellowed out a bit in ''VisualNovel/FateHollowAtaraxia'' and ''[[VideoGame/FateEXTRA CCC]]'', going from a straight-up jerk to a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.

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** He's %%* Gilgamesh is mellowed out a bit in ''VisualNovel/FateHollowAtaraxia'' and ''[[VideoGame/FateEXTRA CCC]]'', going from a straight-up jerk to a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.JerkWithAHeartOfGold. %% Zero Context Example


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21st Apr '16 7:58:26 PM TheNerevarine
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* Thor [[AdaptationalVillainy of all people]] in ''Film/{{Vikingdom}}'' is depicted as a bloodthirsty madman who is furious that humanity (well, the Norsemen at least) turned his back on the old gods and began gathering many artifacts that would merge the mortal realm, Hel and Valhlla, effectively destroying all that exists to punish humans. He is also a BadBoss too, when his mortal followers (who initially joined him in the belief they would restore the good old days) realize what he intends to do and protest, he says he doesn't care what happens to them and violently puts them in their place when they attempt to turn on him.
18th Apr '16 10:06:38 AM Edrobot
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* The version of Gilgamesh in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' is a jerkass demigod, who plans to [[spoiler: commit mass genocide, leaving only the strongest to serve under him]]. [[AesopAmnesia Guess he didn't learn anything, huh?]]
** He's mellowed out a bit in ''VisualNovel/FateHollowAtaraxia'' and ''[[VideoGame/FateEXTRA CCC]]'', going from a straight-up jerk to a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
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17th Apr '16 11:36:42 AM elemt
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** As shown in the page image, the unnamed god who [[BoltOfDivineRetribution reacts explosively]] to blasphemies which he's not properly informed his followers as to the nature of.
--> '''General:''' God is on their side. But I've been reading their holy book and I think God may be a psycho.
4th Apr '16 1:33:47 PM Mitis
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* For [[SelfInsertFic Self-Insert Fics]] in general, it's relatively common for the one responsible for the insertion to be an R.O.B. (Random Omnipotent Being) or, more appropriately for this trope, a B.R.O.B. ([[ItAmusedMe Bastard]] Random Omnipotent Being).
27th Mar '16 6:32:13 PM Peridonyx
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** King Sombra seems to be this for the Crystal Empire. A millennium ago, he seemingly came out of nowhere and magically converted the entire place into a {{Mordor}}; oppressed the Crystal Ponies as his blatant, personal SlaveRace; and then, once Princesses Celestia and Luna came and overthrew him for the Crystal Ponies' sake, cursed the Empire to vanish as both spite for his imprisonment and PragmaticVillainy to preserve "his" domain until his inevitable return. And in the Season 5 finale, one of the {{Bad Future}}s shows what would've happened if said return had gone off without a hitch -- he would've inflicted FromBadToWorse on the Crystal Ponies by magically brainwashing them into becoming his soldiers in a war against the rest of Equestria. As a confirmed {{Expy}} of [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Sauron]], he can't even be mentioned without an aura of complete unpleasantness.
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