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11th Apr '16 4:43:07 PM Bugfragged
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* ''VideoGame/NocturneRebirth'': The BigBad, [[spoiler:Khaos]], wants to use the powers of time and space to destroy the world and rebuild it to its state from 10 years ago in order to change his past for the better. When the protagonists reject [[WeCanRuleTogether his offer to share this power and fix their pasts]], he accuses them of not appreciating the plan's potential. Strangely, the game never brings up the possibility of failing to rebuild the world after destroying it.

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* ''VideoGame/NocturneRebirth'': The BigBad, [[spoiler:Khaos]], wants to use the powers of time and space to destroy the world and rebuild it to its state from 10 years ago in order to change his past for the better. When He offers to share this power with the protagonists by pointing out its potential to improve their pasts, such as undoing the ReformedButRejected protagonist's atrocities. Strangely, the protagonists reject [[WeCanRuleTogether his offer to share this power and fix their pasts]], he accuses them of the plan not appreciating the plan's potential. Strangely, for any potential danger (which the game never brings up the possibility of failing considers), but because they feel that it's wrong to rebuild the world after destroying it.reject their pasts and instead want to focus on their futures.
11th Apr '16 4:35:25 PM Bugfragged
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* ''VideoGame/NocturneRebirth'': The BigBad, [[spoiler:Khaos]], wants to use the powers of time and space to destroy the world and rebuild it to its state from 10 years ago in order to change his past for the better. When the protagonists reject [[WeCanRuleTogether his offer to share this power and fix their pasts]], he accuses them of not appreciating the plan's potential. Strangely, the game never brings up the possibility of failing to rebuild the world after destroying it.
7th Feb '16 6:47:26 PM Peteman
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* In ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog'', Charles Hedgehog, Sonic's dear Uncle Chuck, devised the roboticizer as a means to temporarily turn a person into a robot to save their lives until they can be saved. However, Robotnik got a hold of it first and sabotaged it so that when Charles was forced to put his brother (and Sonic's dad) Jules in it, it turned him into a mindless robot, forcing Chuck to give it up in disgrace. Robotnik, however, takes it and turns it into the weapon to initiate his coup.

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* In ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog'', Charles Hedgehog, Sonic's dear Uncle Chuck, devised the roboticizer as a means to temporarily turn a person into a robot to save their lives keep people alive until they can be saved. However, Robotnik got a hold of it first and sabotaged it so that when Charles was forced to put his brother (and Sonic's dad) Jules in it, it turned him into a mindless robot, forcing Chuck to give it up in disgrace. Robotnik, however, takes it and turns it into the weapon to initiate his coup.
23rd Jan '16 8:17:46 PM FlakyPorcupine
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* In the ''TableTop/MagicTheGathering'' universe, we have the Simic Combine from the plane of Ravnica. Combining blue's thirst for knowledge and green's love for life, they strive to create new species and predators with [[MixAndMatchCreatures transmutation magic and splicing DNA of various creatures together]]. Also goes in hand with WellIntentionedExtremist.
30th Dec '15 12:33:51 AM Anddrix
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* In the 3-part episode of WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries, "World's Finest," [[Franchise/{{Batman}} [=WayneTech=]]] and [[SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor [=LexCorp=]]] have a joint contract to build unmanned exploration drones. Luthor tries to sell Wayne on this -- to the point of bringing him to a room filled with modified versions outfitted for military applications. [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bruce Wayne]] absolutely refuses, and becomes the TropeNamer for DoesntLikeGuns.

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* In the 3-part episode of WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries, "World's Finest," [[Franchise/{{Batman}} [=WayneTech=]]] and [[SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor [[ComicBook/LexLuthor [=LexCorp=]]] have a joint contract to build unmanned exploration drones. Luthor tries to sell Wayne on this -- to the point of bringing him to a room filled with modified versions outfitted for military applications. [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bruce Wayne]] absolutely refuses, and becomes the TropeNamer for DoesntLikeGuns.
29th Dec '15 2:52:33 AM CLT009
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* ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'': Let's just say that the plot wouldn't have happened at all if several ([[HollywoodScience questionably-titled]]) [[MadScientist scholars from Byrgenwerth]] didn't decide to study [[spoiler: [[EldritchAbomination The Great Ones]]]] by founding a city, an academy and a religion around them. All to learn more about the Cosmos and how to transcend their own humanity, [[TranshumanTreachery of course]].
24th Oct '15 10:22:33 AM eroock
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24th Oct '15 10:14:04 AM eroock
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->-''"Forgive me Mister President! But I am a man of science, not of war! I intended the Giant Death Ray to be used for good, not evil!"''
-->-- '''Professor Death''', Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook.

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->-''"Forgive ->''"Forgive me Mister President! But I am a man of science, not of war! I intended the Giant Death Ray to be used for good, not evil!"''
-->-- '''Professor Death''', Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook.
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22nd Oct '15 8:26:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* Done ridiculously in ''[[{{Phantasmagoria 2}} Phantasmagoria: A Puzzle of the Flesh]]''. The company that Curtis works for has managed to [[spoiler:open a portal to another dimension. One of their emails notes that the military is not interested in this, so they use it to trade the aliens on the other side substances so they'll synthesize a weight loss drug.]]

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* Done ridiculously in ''[[{{Phantasmagoria 2}} Phantasmagoria: A Puzzle of the Flesh]]''.''VideoGame/PhantasmagoriaAPuzzleOfFlesh''. The company that Curtis works for has managed to [[spoiler:open a portal to another dimension. One of their emails notes that the military is not interested in this, so they use it to trade the aliens on the other side substances so they'll synthesize a weight loss drug.]]



* Happens quite often in ''{{Metroid}}''. The eponymous creatures are the most advanced, deadliest predators in the known universe, so naturally the Space Pirates want them for their Military Potential. TheFederation also falls into this trap, at first for purely benevolent reasons (the Metroids have incredible energy storage and processing capabilities, due to the way they feed), but later for their Military Potential too. In the ''Prime'' subseries, the semi-living energy-producing substance called Phazon fills this role for both sides as well, although TheFederation is smart enough this time to realize its danger and helps Samus destroy it, even if they do take advantage of it in the meantime.

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* Happens quite often in ''{{Metroid}}''.''VideoGame/{{Metroid}}''. The eponymous creatures are the most advanced, deadliest predators in the known universe, so naturally the Space Pirates want them for their Military Potential. TheFederation also falls into this trap, at first for purely benevolent reasons (the Metroids have incredible energy storage and processing capabilities, due to the way they feed), but later for their Military Potential too. In the ''Prime'' subseries, the semi-living energy-producing substance called Phazon fills this role for both sides as well, although TheFederation is smart enough this time to realize its danger and helps Samus destroy it, even if they do take advantage of it in the meantime.
3rd Oct '15 2:30:32 PM Specialist290
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-->-- '''Dr. Death''', Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook.

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-->-- '''Dr. '''Professor Death''', Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook.



* ''Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook'' parodies this notion with a seemingly MadScientist called Professor Death who creates increasingly bizarre {{Doomsday Device}}s, such as the Giant DeathRay, the [[HumongousMecha Armoured Scorpion of Death]], the Mind Controlling Death Ants, and the [[DoomyDoomsOfDoom Doom Melon]]. All of these have mundane and harmless purposes, such as scanning barcodes, and he is horrified when informed of the military potential, and tries to destroy them, claiming they were "Meant to help Mankind".

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* ''Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook'' parodies this notion with a seemingly MadScientist called [[IronicName Professor Death Death]] who creates increasingly bizarre {{Doomsday Device}}s, such as the Giant DeathRay, the [[HumongousMecha Armoured Scorpion of Death]], the Mind Controlling Death Ants, and the [[DoomyDoomsOfDoom Doom Melon]]. All of these have mundane and harmless purposes, such as scanning barcodes, and he is horrified when informed of the military potential, and tries to destroy them, claiming they were "Meant to help Mankind".
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