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21st Sep '17 2:47:55 PM MetaFour
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* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000:'' The episode ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S05E15WildWorldOfBatwoman Wild World of Batwoman]]'' also includes the short educational film, "Cheating". When Johnny cheats on a high school math test, Mike and the bots take it as proof that Johnny is Pure Evil, and attribute all manner of other crimes to him: mob connections, fixing football games, and political rivals leaving town "under mysterious circumstances..."
17th Sep '17 11:41:38 PM jtierney50
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* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'': the first truly evil thing we see Reyes do is get in a fight with Jack Morrison that destroys Overwatch's Swiss [=HQ=] and "kills" them both, all because [[DisproportionateRetribution Reyes was passed over for leadership of Overwatch]]. ''This'' is what leads him to become the terrorist and master assassin Reaper. It's especially jarring given that, from what we see of Reyes in the "Uprising" event and corresponding comic, he's downright amicable if a little unhelpful, but certainly a far cry from the soul-stealing, death-obsessed maniac that is Reaper.
9th Sep '17 7:39:09 PM Njein
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* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'': [[spoiler:In ''A Frozen Heart'', a tie-in novel to the movie, once Hans gets his first taste of real power from controlling Arendelle in Elsa's absence, it goes right to his head and clouds his judgment, driving him to start dehumanizing everyone else, manipulate others and be desperate to cling onto power at all costs in order to escape his father's wrath and become king.]]
15th Aug '17 9:21:49 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion'', where a massive buildup for [[spoiler: [[AntiHero Homura Akemi's]] morality struggle to break free from [[TomatoInTheMirror her own]] [[LotusEaterMachine mental prison]] and [[BigBad Kyubey's]] ultimate plan]] ends up with a [[spoiler: SuddenDownerEnding where Homura herself [[CharacterDerailment abruptly rebels against]] [[PhysicalGod Goddess Madoka]] and becomes a SatanicArchetype.]] ExecutiveMeddling and [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks fan]] [[FanonDiscontinuity backlash]] ensued. [[WordOfGod Even the creator himself]] [[CreatorBacklash doesn't seem to like the way the character concludes.]]

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* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion'', where a massive buildup for [[spoiler: [[AntiHero Homura Akemi's]] morality struggle to break free from [[TomatoInTheMirror her own]] [[LotusEaterMachine own mental prison]] prison and [[BigBad Kyubey's]] ultimate plan]] ends up with a [[spoiler: SuddenDownerEnding where Homura herself [[CharacterDerailment abruptly rebels against]] against [[PhysicalGod Goddess Madoka]] and becomes a SatanicArchetype.]] ExecutiveMeddling and [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks fan]] [[FanonDiscontinuity backlash]] ensued. [[WordOfGod Even the creator himself]] [[CreatorBacklash doesn't seem to like the way the character concludes.]]
10th Jul '17 5:55:56 PM MasterN
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* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion'', where a massive buildup for [[spoiler: [[AntiHero Homura Akemi's]] morality struggle to break free from her own mental prison and [[BigBad Kyubey's]] ultimate plan]] ends up with a [[spoiler: SuddenDownerEnding where Homura herself abruptly rebels against [[PhysicalGod Goddess Madoka]] and becomes a SatanicArchetype.]] ExecutiveMeddling and [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks fan]] [[FanonDiscontinuity backlash]] ensued. [[WordOfGod Even the creator himself]] [[CreatorBacklash doesn't seem to like the way the character concludes.]]

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* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion'', where a massive buildup for [[spoiler: [[AntiHero Homura Akemi's]] morality struggle to break free from [[TomatoInTheMirror her own own]] [[LotusEaterMachine mental prison prison]] and [[BigBad Kyubey's]] ultimate plan]] ends up with a [[spoiler: SuddenDownerEnding where Homura herself [[CharacterDerailment abruptly rebels against against]] [[PhysicalGod Goddess Madoka]] and becomes a SatanicArchetype.]] ExecutiveMeddling and [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks fan]] [[FanonDiscontinuity backlash]] ensued. [[WordOfGod Even the creator himself]] [[CreatorBacklash doesn't seem to like the way the character concludes.]]
10th Jul '17 5:53:00 PM MasterN
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* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion'', where a massive buildup for [[spoiler: [[AntiHero Homura Akemi's]] morality struggle to break free from her own mental prison and Kyubey's ultimate plan]] ends up with a SuddenDownerEnding where [[spoiler: Homura herself abruptly rebels against Goddess Madoka and become "evil".]] ExecutiveMeddling and sequel movies ensues. [[WordOfGod Even the creator himself doesn't seem to like the way the character concludes.]]

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* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion'', where a massive buildup for [[spoiler: [[AntiHero Homura Akemi's]] morality struggle to break free from her own mental prison and Kyubey's [[BigBad Kyubey's]] ultimate plan]] ends up with a [[spoiler: SuddenDownerEnding where [[spoiler: Homura herself abruptly rebels against [[PhysicalGod Goddess Madoka Madoka]] and become "evil".becomes a SatanicArchetype.]] ExecutiveMeddling and sequel movies ensues. [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks fan]] [[FanonDiscontinuity backlash]] ensued. [[WordOfGod Even the creator himself himself]] [[CreatorBacklash doesn't seem to like the way the character concludes.]]
4th Jul '17 5:31:39 AM Chabal2
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* Arcturus Mengsk of ''VideoGame/{{Starcraft}}'' started out as a dashing rebel leader who saved you and Jim Raynor from the Confederacy for killing Zerg. The first time he used a psi emitter to summon the Zerg it was a military target and the rebels helped the majority of civilians flee. Then he dumped several on Tarsonis, a planet with a population of two ''billion'', before attacking the Protoss who came to stop the Zerg, using the orbital defenses to stop anybody from fleeing, and abandoning his second-in-command to the Swarm.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Starcraft}}''
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Arcturus Mengsk of ''VideoGame/{{Starcraft}}'' of started out as a dashing rebel leader who saved you and Jim Raynor from the Confederacy for killing Zerg. The first time he used a psi emitter to summon the Zerg it was a military target and the rebels helped the majority of civilians flee. Then he dumped several on Tarsonis, a planet with a population of two ''billion'', before attacking the Protoss who came to stop the Zerg, using the orbital defenses to stop anybody from fleeing, and abandoning his second-in-command to the Swarm.Swarm ([[spoiler:admittedly, said second-in-command was the assassin who'd murdered his family, setting him down the path of vengeance even though she didn't remember it]]). And it doesn't stop there: while he didn't count on Kerrigan returning from there as the superpowered leader of the Zerg, it leads to him using ever-more desperate measures to kill her:
*** Setting an imprisoned pal of Raynor's free in exchange for her death (even after seeing her restored to human-ish form);
*** Attacking a ship carrying his own son due to Kerrigan being onboard;
*** Relocating the artifact that has a huge anti-Zerg effect (crippling his own army);
*** Working with mad scientists to create Protoss-Zerg hybrids, inadvertantly furthering the local EldritchAbomination's plan to destroy Terrans and Protoss;
*** Blowing up a prison ship (with the crew still onboard) trying to kill Raynor and Kerrigan;
*** And finally, dropping ''nukes'' on his own home PlanetVille once the Zerg make landfall. Note that after his rebellion (caused by his family's murder), Korhal was nuked by a thousand full-strength missiles by the Confederacy, an event so horrific it rendered the planet uninhabitable for years and used as the justification for the SlapOnTheWristNuke (while one Brood War mission had him use nukes on Korhal, it was still radioactive desert then). Talk about BecameYourOwnAntithesis...
21st Jun '17 2:44:10 PM Shadowgazer
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** The prime example, that the whole series explores in his descent to murder and monstrosity is [[spoiler: Edward Nygma. He was in love with Kringle and demanded to her abusive boyfriend's face to leave her alone. He responded by assaulting him, and in the ensuing conflict he ended up stabbing him to death in an extreme move of self-defense. Things went really downhill when Kringle found out and in a psychotic ouburst of panic he strangled her to death without even realising it. When he saw what he did, he lost any resemblance of a conscience and murdered a possible witness and then he did two atrocities in one strike by murdering a innocent cop in order to frame Jim for the latter's murder.]]

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** The prime example, that the whole series explores in his descent to murder and monstrosity is [[spoiler: Edward Nygma. He was in love with Kringle and demanded to her abusive boyfriend's face to leave her alone. He responded by assaulting him, and in the ensuing conflict he ended up [[ManslaughterProvocation stabbing him to death in an extreme move of self-defense. self-defense]]. Things went really downhill when Kringle found out and in during a psychotic ouburst of panic he strangled her to death without even realising it. When he saw what he did, he lost any resemblance of a conscience and murdered a possible witness and then he did two atrocities in one strike by murdering a innocent cop in order to frame Jim for the latter's murder.]]
5th Jun '17 4:38:18 PM DeuxEX
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** And, while we're on Warcraft games, as you play the human campaign of Warcraft III, Arthas starts out as a dedicated disciple of Uther Lightbringer (even though Arthas is a prince, Uther's military rank is higher than Arthas's, and they both respect that) but gradually starts getting more and more desperate in his fight against the Undead. Eventually, [[spoiler: he totally betrays Azeroth, dresses in Undead armor, and kills his own father]]. In his case his though, while he had a decline, the [[MoralEventHorizon jumping point]] was the result of taking up a cursed sword that he was too desperate to realize was a trap that stole the soul of ''anyone'' it touched.
*** Arthas' jumping point comes long before that, when he decided to murder an entire city rather than trying to help them or warn anyone else of the undead plague, which was the prompt for Jaina to abandon him. Giving up his soul to Frostmourne, and in the process murdering his last remaining ally, was the final step off the bottom of the slope long after he'd decided to toboggan down it.

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** And, while we're on Warcraft games, as you play the human campaign of Warcraft III, Arthas starts out as a dedicated disciple of Uther Lightbringer (even though Arthas is a prince, Uther's military rank is higher than Arthas's, and they both respect that) but gradually starts getting more and more desperate in his fight against the Undead. Eventually, [[spoiler: he totally betrays Azeroth, dresses in Undead Lordaeron, dons an evil looking armor, and kills murders his own father]]. In his case his though, while he had a decline, the [[MoralEventHorizon jumping point]] was the result of taking up a cursed sword that he was too desperate to realize was a trap that stole the soul of ''anyone'' it touched.
*** Arthas' jumping point comes long before that, when he decided to murder an entire city rather than trying to help them or warn anyone else of the undead plague, which was the prompt for Jaina to abandon him. Giving up his soul to Frostmourne, and in the process murdering his last remaining ally, was the final step off the bottom of the slope long after he'd decided to toboggan down it.
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4th May '17 3:44:27 AM Morgenthaler
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