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14th Oct '16 9:18:28 AM nighttrainfm
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* Doomsday in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' was designed for the sole purpose of killing Superman. This is likely a subtle MythologyGag to the fact that Doomsday was written into Franchise/TheDCU for the sole purpose of making a "Superman's Death!" storyline.

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* Doomsday in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited'' was designed for the sole purpose of killing Superman. This is likely a subtle MythologyGag to the fact that Doomsday was written into Franchise/TheDCU for the sole purpose of making a "Superman's Death!" storyline.
29th Sep '16 9:53:03 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** The Spartan-[=IIs=], including the Master Chief himself, were originally kidnapped by the UNSC at around age six in order to be trained to crush [[TheWarOfEarthlyAggression colonial rebellions]] through assassination and sabotage. It just turned out that they were really good at fighting genocidal aliens too. Nonetheless, while the [=IIs=] themselves are acknowledged as true heroes, later media has also explored the tragedies and less-than-stellar ethics behind in their creation.

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** The Spartan-[=IIs=], including the Master Chief himself, were originally kidnapped by the UNSC at around age six in order to be trained to crush [[TheWarOfEarthlyAggression colonial rebellions]] through assassination and sabotage. It just turned out that they were really good at fighting genocidal aliens too. Nonetheless, while the [=IIs=] themselves are acknowledged as true heroes, later media has also explored the tragedies and less-than-stellar ethics behind in their creation.
15th Sep '16 12:23:50 AM PaulA
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* The strategists from ''EndersGame'' were trained to take down the formics -- Ender was the unlucky one who was the best at it.

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* The strategists from ''EndersGame'' ''Literature/EndersGame'' were trained to take down the formics -- Ender was the unlucky one who was the best at it.
11th Sep '16 3:51:49 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** As noted in the "Literature" section, the Spartan-[=IIIs=] were designed to ''die''. Nonetheless, their commanding officer managed to transfer several particularly promising trainees into (slightly) less-suicidal elite units, both because he genuinely wanted as many to live as possible and because he felt their talents would have been wasted on the typical III suicide mission. One of these elite S-III units, Noble Team, are the protagonists of ''VideoGame/HaloReach''.

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** As noted in the "Literature" section, the Spartan-[=IIIs=] were designed to ''die''.be deployed against high-value Covenant targets, with all of them expected to die by their early teens. Nonetheless, their commanding officer managed to transfer several particularly promising trainees into (slightly) less-suicidal elite units, both because he genuinely wanted as many to live as possible and because he felt their talents would have been wasted on the typical III suicide mission. One of these elite S-III units, Noble Team, are the protagonists of ''VideoGame/HaloReach''.
1st Sep '16 3:33:44 PM 1810072342
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* [[ImpliedTrope Implied]] in ''Webcomic/TheSanityCircus'' as Luther [[DiscussedTrope discussed]] this with Posey - that he, as an Instruman, may have been created to kill her, a Scarecrow.
22nd Aug '16 10:40:35 PM OgreProdigy
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** [[LonelyRichKid Arcueid]] [[UltimateLifeform Brunesteid]] was also an example in [[DownplayedTrope her backstory]], being created to hunt down any [[OurVampiresAreDifferent True Ancestors]] who succumbed to their bloodlust. By the time of the story, [[LastOfHisKind all the other True Ancestors]] are dead and she's hunting her {{Archenemy}} [[MyGreatestFailure Roa]] instead.

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** [[LonelyRichKid Arcueid]] [[UltimateLifeform Brunesteid]] was also an example in [[DownplayedTrope in her backstory]], being created to hunt down any [[OurVampiresAreDifferent True Ancestors]] who succumbed to their bloodlust. By the time of the story, [[LastOfHisKind all the other True Ancestors]] are dead and she's hunting her {{Archenemy}} [[MyGreatestFailure Roa]] instead.
22nd Aug '16 10:40:09 PM OgreProdigy
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* ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' has a whole family of them, known as Demon Hunters. Notably, they don't hunt demons, because that's a job best left to priests with access to exorcism and other forms of anti-demon magic. They hunt people with any traces of demon or otherwise non-human blood, who by nature of their heritage have demonic magic and powers, and the inevitable risk of one day losing their human traits entirely and going insane. Therefore we get a family of [[BadassNormal Badass Normals]] who get TrainingFromHell since birth and feel an irresistible impulse to brutally kill anything that feels inhuman but looks human (they're also slightly psychic).
** To be specific, exorcism rites and binding spells don't work on hybrids, so you have to deal with something that's as strong as a demon, actively violent and can't be slowed by magic or taken down from a distance easily. Also, Arcueid with regards to the fallen True Ancestors. They're True Ancestors who aren't bothering to suppress their blood lust anymore and are therefore too powerful to be killed normally. Well, they were.

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* ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' has a whole family of them, known as Demon Hunters. Notably, they don't hunt demons, because that's a job best left to priests with access to exorcism and other forms of anti-demon magic. They hunt people with any traces of demon or otherwise non-human blood, who by nature of their heritage have [[OneHeroHoldTheWeaksauce demonic magic and powers, powers but immunity to demonic vulnerabilities]], and the inevitable risk of one day losing their human traits entirely and going insane. Therefore we get a family of [[BadassNormal Badass Normals]] who get TrainingFromHell since birth and feel an irresistible impulse to brutally kill anything that [[SuperSenses feels inhuman inhuman]] but looks human (they're human.
** [[LonelyRichKid Arcueid]] [[UltimateLifeform Brunesteid]] was
also slightly psychic).
** To be specific, exorcism rites and binding spells don't work on hybrids, so you have
an example in [[DownplayedTrope her backstory]], being created to deal with something that's as strong as a demon, actively violent and can't be slowed by magic or taken hunt down from a distance easily. Also, Arcueid with regards to the fallen any [[OurVampiresAreDifferent True Ancestors. They're True Ancestors Ancestors]] who aren't bothering succumbed to suppress their blood lust anymore bloodlust. By the time of the story, [[LastOfHisKind all the other True Ancestors]] are dead and are therefore too powerful to be killed normally. Well, they were.she's hunting her {{Archenemy}} [[MyGreatestFailure Roa]] instead.
7th Aug '16 2:51:51 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The Spartan-[=IIIs=] in the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' ExpandedUniverse, gathered from children orphaned by Covenant attacks, trained for en masse attempts at destroying Covenant facilities. They were sent on suicide missions, and were created to "trade lives for time." The first chapter of ''Literature/HaloGhostsOfOnyx'' shows the aftermath of one of these assaults, which leaves only two survivors. In all honesty, the man who proposed the idea clearly was not a "nice" man (as even the person who created the program mentioned below [[EvenEvilHasStandards views him as overly lacking in morality]]), while the Spartan-II commanding officer recognizes the most definitely horrible necessity of his task and wishes that he had no need for this DirtyBusiness.
** The Spartan-[=IIs=] themselves, including the Master Chief, count too, as they were originally kidnapped at around age six in order to be trained to crush [[TheWarOfEarthlyAggression colonial rebellions]] through assassination and sabotage. The fact they proved useful in fighting genocidal aliens is merely a lucky accident. It's hard to notice, [[BlackAndGreyMorality given the setting]], but the [=UNSC=] as a whole is far from nice.

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* The Spartan-[=IIIs=] in the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' ExpandedUniverse, ''Literature/HaloGhostsOfOnyx'' introduces a good guy example with [[SuperSoldier Spartan-IIIs]], who are gathered from children orphaned by Covenant attacks, and trained for en masse attempts at destroying suicide missions targeting Covenant facilities. They were sent on suicide missions, and facilities; it's explicitly stated that they were created to "trade lives for time." time", with the vast majority dying by their early teens. The first chapter of ''Literature/HaloGhostsOfOnyx'' shows the aftermath of one of these assaults, which leaves only two survivors. In all honesty, the survivors, one of whom was so traumatized that she became mute. The man who proposed the idea clearly was not a "nice" man (as man, as even the person who created the program mentioned below Spartan-[=IIs=] (themselves an example of this trope) [[EvenEvilHasStandards views him as overly lacking in morality]]), while the morality]]. The [=IIIs'=] Spartan-II commanding officer recognizes [[DirtyBusiness both the most definitely horrible necessity and horribleness]] of his task and wishes that task, but does what he had no need for this DirtyBusiness.
** The Spartan-[=IIs=] themselves, including
can to save as many as possible, even if it only amounts to a drop in the Master Chief, count too, as they were originally kidnapped at around age six in order to be trained to crush [[TheWarOfEarthlyAggression colonial rebellions]] through assassination and sabotage. The fact they proved useful in fighting genocidal aliens is merely a lucky accident. It's hard to notice, [[BlackAndGreyMorality given the setting]], but the [=UNSC=] as a whole is far from nice.sea.


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* The [[SuperSoldier Spartan-IIs and IIIs]] of ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' are examples made by the good guys:
** The Spartan-[=IIs=], including the Master Chief himself, were originally kidnapped by the UNSC at around age six in order to be trained to crush [[TheWarOfEarthlyAggression colonial rebellions]] through assassination and sabotage. It just turned out that they were really good at fighting genocidal aliens too. Nonetheless, while the [=IIs=] themselves are acknowledged as true heroes, later media has also explored the tragedies and less-than-stellar ethics behind in their creation.
** As noted in the "Literature" section, the Spartan-[=IIIs=] were designed to ''die''. Nonetheless, their commanding officer managed to transfer several particularly promising trainees into (slightly) less-suicidal elite units, both because he genuinely wanted as many to live as possible and because he felt their talents would have been wasted on the typical III suicide mission. One of these elite S-III units, Noble Team, are the protagonists of ''VideoGame/HaloReach''.
31st Jul '16 5:22:52 PM nombretomado
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* Doomsday in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' was designed for the sole purpose of killing Superman. This is likely a subtle MythologyGag to the fact that Doomsday was written into the {{DCU}} for the sole purpose of making a "Superman's Death!" storyline.

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* Doomsday in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' was designed for the sole purpose of killing Superman. This is likely a subtle MythologyGag to the fact that Doomsday was written into the {{DCU}} Franchise/TheDCU for the sole purpose of making a "Superman's Death!" storyline.
19th Jul '16 8:54:18 PM TSBasilisk
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* Kratos from GodOfWar can be considered one since he was meant to destroy Olympus. He was raised in the warrior culture of Sparta. He was spared by the war gods of Olympus for use in the future. Eventually, his "training" was taken over first by Ares. After they had a falling out over the incident with Kratos' family Athena took over his training and targeted him toward Ares. Ironically, other events set him back on course to destroying Olympus which may or may not have also been in [[ContinuitySnarl Athena's plans.]]

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* Kratos from GodOfWar ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' can be considered one since he was meant to destroy Olympus. He was raised in the warrior culture of Sparta. He was spared by the war gods of Olympus for use in the future. Eventually, his "training" was taken over first by Ares. After they had a falling out over the incident with Kratos' family Athena took over his training and targeted him toward Ares. Ironically, other events set him back on course to destroying Olympus which may or may not have also been in [[ContinuitySnarl Athena's plans.]] ]]
* Ultraxion of ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' was raised being constantly fed the energy of nether drakes, knowing that his sole purpose in existing was to kill the Aspects and bring about the end of Azeroth with his own death.
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