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24th May '16 11:02:02 AM WriterGirl2015
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* Various ghouls in ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'' have this mind set but Torso is a notable example. His diary reveals that he is unable to comprehend or relate to others, and has the sense something is wrong with him. His diary depicts him as thinking of humans as nothing but automated dolls crammed with meat and has no problem with mutilating woman that he [[ALoveToDismember takes as his lovers]].
19th May '16 11:29:09 AM DarkHunter
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* If you decide to kill several major characters or want to KillEmAll in ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', some of the characters will [[BreakingTheFourthWall call you out on your sociopathic behavior and believe you're killing everyone just because you could]] and how you, the player, lack any empathy. The lack of empathy is also a major character trait for [[spoiler: Flowey. Because Flowey was reincarnated without a soul, he lacks the ability to feel empathy for others and cannot feel any positive emotions if someone does or says something nice to him. The inability to feel is what drives Flowey into madness and it causes him to adopt the nihilistic attitude of "kill or be killed". Even when you beat his Photoshop form, sparing instead of killing him causes Flowey to react with despair and confusion while saying he just doesn't understand why you're acting so nice to him.]]

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* If you decide to kill several major characters or want to KillEmAll in ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', some of the characters will [[BreakingTheFourthWall call you out on your sociopathic behavior and believe you're killing everyone just because you could]] and how you, the player, lack any empathy. The lack of empathy is also a major character trait for [[spoiler: Flowey. Because Flowey was reincarnated without a soul, he lacks the ability to feel empathy for others and cannot feel any positive emotions if someone does or says something nice to him. The inability to feel is what drives Flowey into madness and it causes him to adopt the nihilistic attitude of "kill or be killed". Even when you beat his Photoshop form, sparing instead of killing him causes Flowey to react with despair and confusion while saying he just doesn't cannot understand why you're acting so nice to him.]]
15th May '16 5:57:39 PM Bartzv
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** Majin Buu provides different takes on this. Fat Buu genuinely doesn't know any better due to his childlike demeanor and gradually learns empathy through Mr.Satan and Bee; while Kid Buu is simply too mindless to comprehend ''anything'' other than destruction. Super Buu on the other hand is intelligent enough to be aware that he's inflicting harm on others and evil enough to not care about it.

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** Majin Buu provides different takes on this. Fat Buu genuinely doesn't know any better due to his childlike demeanor and gradually learns empathy through Mr.Satan and Bee; while Kid Buu is simply too mindless to comprehend ''anything'' other than destruction. Super Buu on the other hand is intelligent enough to be aware that he's inflicting harm on others and evil enough to not care about it.and enjoy it anyway.
15th May '16 5:55:17 PM Bartzv
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** Majin Buu provides different takes on this. Fat Buu genuinely doesn't know any better due to his childlike demeanor and gradually learns empathy through his interactions with Mr.Satan and Bee. Kid Buu on the other hand is simply too mindless to comprehend ''anything'' other than destruction.

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** Majin Buu provides different takes on this. Fat Buu genuinely doesn't know any better due to his childlike demeanor and gradually learns empathy through his interactions with Mr.Satan and Bee. Bee; while Kid Buu on the other hand is simply too mindless to comprehend ''anything'' other than destruction. Super Buu on the other hand is intelligent enough to be aware that he's inflicting harm on others and evil enough to not care about it.
15th May '16 5:43:53 PM Bartzv
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** Majin Buu provides different takes on this. Fat Buu because he genuinely doesn't know any better due to his childlike demeanor, and Kid Buu because he's too mindless to comprehend anything other than destruction.

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** Majin Buu provides different takes on this. Fat Buu because he genuinely doesn't know any better due to his childlike demeanor, demeanor and gradually learns empathy through his interactions with Mr.Satan and Bee. Kid Buu because he's on the other hand is simply too mindless to comprehend anything ''anything'' other than destruction.
15th May '16 10:05:05 AM Tron80
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* ''Fanfic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide'':
** Even after everything, neither Gendo nor Ritsuko cared about the welfare or mental health of the NERV pilots. [[spoiler:Keiko]] gets hurt and Asuka has another break-down? Who cares?
** [[SmugSnake Kluge]] is obsessed with destroying NERV one way or another. At a point he blatantly and nonchalantly says that innocent lives don't matter to him at all.
4th May '16 1:49:32 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Most of the witches from ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi''. Beatrice seems like this at first but it's shown that despite the number of tortures/murders she commits, she likes Maria to the point where Maria is a MoralityPet of sorts to her. And then later, she's considered an imaginary friend to Natsuhi. Plus, despite how much time she spends fucking with Battler's mind and his life, in Episode 6, [[spoiler:Battler and Beatrice [[MistressAndServantBoy end up]] [[MindGameShip married]]]]. Similarly, Lambdadelta seems heartless at first ([[LesYay except for Bernkastel]]), but is shown to genuinely pity Battler when [[spoiler:he is trapped in a logic error]], knowing fully well how terrifying that situation is.

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* Most of the witches from ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi''.''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry''. Beatrice seems like this at first but it's shown that despite the number of tortures/murders she commits, she likes Maria to the point where Maria is a MoralityPet of sorts to her. And then later, she's considered an imaginary friend to Natsuhi. Plus, despite how much time she spends fucking with Battler's mind and his life, in Episode 6, [[spoiler:Battler and Beatrice [[MistressAndServantBoy end up]] [[MindGameShip married]]]]. Similarly, Lambdadelta seems heartless at first ([[LesYay except for Bernkastel]]), but is shown to genuinely pity Battler when [[spoiler:he is trapped in a logic error]], knowing fully well how terrifying that situation is.
4th May '16 1:48:02 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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3rd May '16 11:37:25 PM Kid
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* Mandos in ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'' is a rare good example. As TheJudge and the overlord of the realm of the dead(dead elves anyway)empathy would get in the way of his job.

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* Mandos in ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'' is a rare good example. As TheJudge and the overlord of the realm of the dead(dead dead (dead elves anyway)empathy anyway) empathy would get in the way of his job.
3rd May '16 11:36:18 PM Kid
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* From ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', vampires have to a degree the ability to empathize with each other, but almost all lose the ability to empathize with humans- even the comparatively nice White Court see mortals as little more than walking snacks, and the other two Courts are if anything worse. Lack of empathy is also a requirement to join the Denarians, and if you do still have any after joining up, your brand-new FallenAngel bond creature will fix that in no time...

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* From ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', vampires have to a degree the ability to empathize with each other, but almost all lose the ability to empathize with humans- even humans--even the comparatively nice White Court see mortals as little more than walking snacks, and the other two Courts are if anything worse. Lack of empathy is also a requirement to join the Denarians, and if you do still have any after joining up, your brand-new FallenAngel bond creature will fix that in no time...
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