History Main / LackofEmpathy

14th Jan '17 6:03:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* Most of the villains in ''Literature/TheBelgariad'' and ''TheMalloreon'', including [[AxeCrazy Taur Urgas]], Zandramas, [[ProfessionalKiller Brill]], and [[EvilSorcerer Ctuchik]]. Demons have a LackOfEmpathy as a race trait, with both [[DemonLordsAndArchdevils Nahaz and Mordja]] having nothing but contempt for one another, their fellow demons, and the entire human race.

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* Most of the villains in ''Literature/TheBelgariad'' and ''TheMalloreon'', ''Literature/TheMalloreon'', including [[AxeCrazy Taur Urgas]], Zandramas, [[ProfessionalKiller Brill]], and [[EvilSorcerer Ctuchik]]. Demons have a LackOfEmpathy as a race trait, with both [[DemonLordsAndArchdevils Nahaz and Mordja]] having nothing but contempt for one another, their fellow demons, and the entire human race.
5th Jan '17 12:19:10 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 sentient enough to know that he's inflicting harm on others and evil enough to not care and enjoy it anyway.

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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, Buu however is sentient enough to know that he's inflicting harm on others and [[ForTheEvulz evil enough to not care and enjoy it anyway. anyway.]]
31st Dec '16 9:47:06 PM Adept
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->"''I'm not like other people. I can't stand pain. It '''hurts''' me.''"
-->-- '''WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck''', ''The Abominable Snow Rabbit''

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->"''I'm not like other people. I can't stand pain. It '''hurts''' me.''"
->'''Inuyasha''': Do you know how many villages were destroyed just so you could lure Kikyō out?!\\
'''Hakudōshi''': Oh, ''please''. Is ''that'' what you're so upset about?
-->-- '''WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck''', ''The Abominable Snow Rabbit''

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30th Dec '16 11:50:44 AM Doldrum27831
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These characters may feel fear, but not the fear of others, regardless of the situation. This kind of guy can walk calmly through a crazed mob. For good or ill, these folk are not susceptible to social panic.

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These characters may feel fear, but not the fear of others, regardless of the situation. This kind of guy can walk calmly through a crazed mob. For good or ill, these folk are not susceptible to social panic.\n
30th Dec '16 11:50:10 AM Doldrum27831
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30th Dec '16 11:37:54 AM Doldrum27831
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24th Dec '16 9:14:55 PM Valiona
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* Tohsaka Tokiomi of ''LightNovel/FateZero''. The man gives up his younger daughter to a FateWorseThanDeath for the sake of making her an "equal" to her elder sister. He also is genuinely surprised that Kariya disagrees with him over it, his response being more or less "are you seriously asking me such a pointless question?" Kariya calls him an "unfeeling magus" and "inhuman monster". Later subverted in the Light Novel though, as Tokiomi did not actually know what kind of "training" Sakura would have to go through and that he gave her to the Matou family to prevent the Association from bestowing a [[FateWorseThanDeath Sealing Designation on her]] (which in turn was something Kariya wasn't aware of). Tokiomi loved Sakura, as much as a "true" magus is capable of loving someone.

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* Tohsaka Tokiomi of ''LightNovel/FateZero''. The man gives up his younger daughter to a FateWorseThanDeath for the sake of making her an "equal" to her elder sister.sister (which could potentially result in his daughters fighting each other in the next Grail War). He also is genuinely surprised that Kariya disagrees with him over it, his response being more or less "are you seriously asking me such a pointless question?" Kariya calls him an "unfeeling magus" and "inhuman monster". Later subverted in the Light Novel though, as Tokiomi did not actually know what kind of "training" Sakura would have to go through and that he gave her to the Matou family to prevent the Association from bestowing a [[FateWorseThanDeath Sealing Designation on her]] (which in turn was something Kariya wasn't aware of). Tokiomi loved Sakura, as much as a "true" magus is capable of loving someone.



** His "[[StalkerWithACrush girlfriend]]", Misa Amane, is arguably even worse. With the sole exception of Light, she never cares about or even acknowledges the pain of others (applies both to pain she witnesses and pain she ''causes''). Even when [[spoiler:Sayu Yagami, Light's little sister, is kidnapped, she is as cheerful and happy-go-lucky as ever, apparently not understanding that something like this would naturally upset Light.]]

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** His "[[StalkerWithACrush girlfriend]]", Misa Amane, is arguably even worse. With the sole exception of Light, she never cares about or even acknowledges the pain of others (applies both to pain she witnesses and pain she ''causes'').''causes''), casually offering to kill one of her friends, whom she used to send her Kira tapes to the media, if Light thinks it necessary. Even when [[spoiler:Sayu Yagami, Light's little sister, is kidnapped, she is as cheerful and happy-go-lucky as ever, apparently not understanding that something like this would naturally upset Light.]]



* Makoto Itou in the ''VisualNovel/SchoolDays'' anime. Not so much in the game depending on [[MultipleEndings how it ends]].

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* Makoto Itou in the ''VisualNovel/SchoolDays'' anime.anime, who sleeps around without caring how the girls feel. [[spoiler:This includes when Sekai gets pregnant, and his abandoning her in favor of Kotonoha leads Sekai to murder him]]. Not so much in the game depending on [[MultipleEndings how it ends]].



* Jame (sic) Gumb from ''Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs''. A good example of this is the "It rubs the lotion on it's skin" scene; when his victim realizes there are human fingernails embedded in the walls of her cell from failed escape attempts, she starts screaming. He just starts screaming along in sort of a grotesque parody.

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* Jame (sic) Gumb from ''Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs''. A good example of this is the "It rubs the lotion on it's its skin" scene; when his victim realizes there are human fingernails embedded in the walls of her cell from failed escape attempts, she starts screaming. He just starts screaming along in sort of a grotesque parody.



** Frankly, the only villains for whom this trope does not apply are [[spoiler: Yanni Yogi, Mimi Miney, Acro and Godot if you count him as one]], since they all acted out of revenge/desperation and did not want to hurt anyone except those who ruined their lives and the lives of their loved ones.

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** Frankly, the only villains for whom this trope does not apply are [[spoiler: Yanni Yogi, Mimi Miney, Acro Acro, Marlon Rimes and Godot if you count him as one]], since they all acted out of revenge/desperation and did not want to hurt anyone except those who ruined their lives and the lives of their loved ones.



* Slade from ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans''.

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* Slade from ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans''.''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' feels no sympathy for all the people he's hurt in his various actions, from mistreated underlings to people he's harmed in his plans. When Robin calls him out for [[spoiler:helping Trigon destroy the world]], Slade rationalizes his role in it, and when Robin points out that Slade's made people suffer, Slade coolly says "It's what I do best."
17th Dec '16 11:04:16 AM nombretomado
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*** Which is why Schneizel el Britannia is the true [[Manga/DeathNote Light Yagami]] Expy in CodeGeass, not Lelouch.

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*** Which is why Schneizel el Britannia is the true [[Manga/DeathNote Light Yagami]] Expy in CodeGeass, ''Franchise/CodeGeass'', not Lelouch.
11th Dec '16 11:16:55 AM mangamanic
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** Reese also once broke Dewey's toy plane in front of him just so he could see Dewey's face when he does it, and gleefully confirms to Dewey when the latter angrily tells Reese that he's the worst brother ever that he is indeed the worst, apparently taking pride in it.

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** Reese also once broke Dewey's bought an exspensive toy plane for Dewey and broke it in front of him just so he could see Dewey's face when he does it, and gleefully confirms to Dewey when the latter angrily tells Reese that he's the worst brother ever that he is indeed the worst, apparently taking pride in it.
27th Nov '16 5:32:20 PM Apocrypha
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* ''Anime/DanganRonpa3'':
** [[TheDragon Mukuro Ikusaba]] cares about one thing only: her sister [[BigBad Junko]]. Anyone and everyone else means nothing to her. While she doesn't take any sadistic joy in the suffering of others, she doesn't particularly care if they suffer either, and will willingly throw them under the bus for Junko's sake.
** [[BrokenAce Izuru Kamukura]] is completely indifferent to the pain of people around him, to the point that his reaction to watching someone getting {{Mind Rape}}d is to remark on how dull it is. This is justified, though, as while he logically knows what emotions are, and experiences them himself, he's a {{Transhuman}} so far above others he just can't empathize with them. Though like Mukuro, he has a MoralityPet whom he makes an exception for, [[StarCrossedLovers Chiaki]]. [[spoiler:Her death is the one thing that drives him to actual tears.]]
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