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6th Feb '17 8:40:29 PM kome360
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* ''VideoGame/{{Tyranny}}'': DoubleSubverted with Judge Tunon: He is dedicated to laying out the laws of Overlord Kyros to the exact letter, no matter how extreme or tormenting her edicts get. Subverted because he is old and smart enough to know that Kyros doesn't really give a shit about how things play out as long as they play out in her favor, so he can interpret the law any damn way he wants given that it is [[ExactWords fulfilled to the letter]], even if it gets Tunon a few extra supplies or torture victims. Double Subverted if the player character can successfully [[spoiler:convince Tunon that despite their sheer rebellion against Kyros, they have fulfilled both the letter AND the ''spirit'' of the law in their own way, which forces Tunon to accept them as the better Overlord ''even'' if you are a bloodthirsty anarchist or a rebel who intends to erect an empire that will spit in the face of everything Overlord Kyros intends.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Tyranny}}'': DoubleSubverted with Judge Tunon: He is dedicated to laying out the laws of Overlord Kyros to the exact letter, no matter how extreme or tormenting her edicts get. Subverted because he is old and smart enough to know that Kyros doesn't really give a shit about how things play out as long as they play out in her favor, so he can interpret the law any damn way he wants given that it is [[ExactWords fulfilled to the letter]], even if it gets Tunon a few extra supplies or torture victims. Double Subverted if the player character can successfully [[spoiler:convince Tunon that despite their sheer rebellion against Kyros, they have fulfilled both the letter AND the ''spirit'' of the law in their own way, way,]] which forces Tunon to accept them as [[spoiler:as the better Overlord Overlord]] ''even'' if you are a bloodthirsty anarchist or a rebel who intends to erect an empire that will spit in the face of everything Overlord Kyros intends.
6th Feb '17 8:39:33 PM kome360
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* ''VideoGame/{{Tyranny}}'': DoubleSubverted with Judge Tunon: He is dedicated to laying out the laws of Overlord Kyros to the exact letter, no matter how extreme or tormenting her edicts get. Subverted because he is old and smart enough to know that Kyros doesn't really give a shit about how things play out as long as they play out in her favor, so he can interpret the law any damn way he wants given that it is [[ExactWords fulfilled to the letter]], even if it gets Tunon a few extra supplies or torture victims. Double Subverted if the player character can successfully [[spoiler:convince Tunon that despite their sheer rebellion against Kyros, they have fulfilled both the letter AND the ''spirit'' of the law in their own way, which forces Tunon to accept them as the better Overlord]]. Tunon is visibly shaken by this, especially if you are an anarchist or a rebel.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Tyranny}}'': DoubleSubverted with Judge Tunon: He is dedicated to laying out the laws of Overlord Kyros to the exact letter, no matter how extreme or tormenting her edicts get. Subverted because he is old and smart enough to know that Kyros doesn't really give a shit about how things play out as long as they play out in her favor, so he can interpret the law any damn way he wants given that it is [[ExactWords fulfilled to the letter]], even if it gets Tunon a few extra supplies or torture victims. Double Subverted if the player character can successfully [[spoiler:convince Tunon that despite their sheer rebellion against Kyros, they have fulfilled both the letter AND the ''spirit'' of the law in their own way, which forces Tunon to accept them as the better Overlord]]. Tunon is visibly shaken by this, especially Overlord ''even'' if you are an a bloodthirsty anarchist or a rebel.rebel who intends to erect an empire that will spit in the face of everything Overlord Kyros intends.
6th Feb '17 8:38:38 PM kome360
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* ''VideoGame/{{Tyranny}}'': DoubleSubverted with Judge Tunon: He is dedicated to laying out the laws of Overlord Kyros to the exact letter, no matter how extreme or tormenting her edicts get. Subverted because he is old and smart enough to know that Kyros doesn't really give a shit about how things play out as long as they play out in her favor, so he can interpret the law any damn way he wants given that it is [[ExactWords fulfilled to the letter]], even if it gets Tunon a few extra supplies or torture victims. Double Subverted if the player character can successfully [[spoiler:convince Tunon that despite their sheer rebellion against Kyros, they have fulfilled both the letter AND the ''spirit'' of the law in their own way, which forces Tunon to accept them as the better Overlord]]. Tunon is visibly shaken by this, especially if you are an anarchist or a rebel.
5th Feb '17 6:04:14 PM Game_Fan
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** Madeline Goodlaw, the paladin from ''RustyAndCo'', is very very stupid and very very lawful. She actually objects to the idea of taking even a ''single hour'' to plan on how to save Rusty, Mimic, and Cube.
2nd Feb '17 5:54:23 AM WillyFourEyes
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* Ser Cauthrien, a brave, honourable female knight who is TheDragon to the main (human) antagonist [[KnightTemplar Loghain]] in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins''. Although she is aware of most of the awful things done by her master, including betraying the King and the Grey Wardens at Ostagar, she keeps trying to justify him because of her misguided sense of loyalty and duty, and will eventually attack the protagonist, who seeks to stop Loghain's plans. She can be talked out of her unwavering loyalty, but more likely you'll have to kill her.

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* Ser Cauthrien, a brave, honourable female knight who is TheDragon to the main (human) antagonist [[KnightTemplar Loghain]] in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins''. Although she is aware of most of the awful things done by her master, including betraying the King and the Grey Wardens at Ostagar, she keeps trying to justify him because of her [[MyMasterRightOrWrong misguided sense of loyalty and duty, duty]], and will eventually attack the protagonist, who seeks to stop Loghain's plans. She can be talked out of her unwavering loyalty, but more likely you'll have to kill her.
12th Jan '17 3:28:18 AM TheSinful
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* Emphasis on stupid with Percy Weasley in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11574569/12/Dodging-Prison-and-Stealing-Witches-Revenge-is-Best-Served-Raw Dodging Prison and Stealing Witches]]'' when he tries to insist Ginny having a developed mindscape was dark magic. When his father insists it isn't dark magic, merely unusual, Percy retorts that all new magic is dark by ministry law until it's been analyzed. But as Arthur points out, mindscapes and occlumency aren't new. In fact, they're centuries old. It's just that the Weasleys have never taught their children occlumency.
9th Jan '17 2:11:06 PM Morgenthaler
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* Alder & Dash from ''WesternAnimation/CaspersScareSchool''.
* Hugh Test from ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest''.
* Officer Yates from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''.

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* %%* Alder & Dash from ''WesternAnimation/CaspersScareSchool''.
* %%* Hugh Test from ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest''.
* %%* Officer Yates from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''.



* Casey Jones, in the 1987 ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 TMNT]]'' animated series.
* Mr. Herriman from ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends''.

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* %%* Casey Jones, in the 1987 ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 TMNT]]'' animated series.
* %%* Mr. Herriman from ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends''.
9th Jan '17 2:10:32 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'''s Office of Secret Intelligence (or at least [[CrazyAwesome Colonel Gathers]]) has a code of never killing women or children no matter what, even though they're secret agents with a license to kill. (although it's really a good thing)

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'''s ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'':
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Office of Secret Intelligence (or at least [[CrazyAwesome Colonel Gathers]]) has a code of never killing women or children no matter what, even though they're secret agents with a license to kill. (although it's really a good thing)



* Charlie and Charlie from the French cartoon ''WesternAnimation/MummyNanny'' make all other dumb cartoon cops look like geniuses by comparison. In the first episode, after losing their patrol car, they commandeer the vehicle of the ObviouslyEvil bad guys and order the BigBad to follow the suspects' car. He does exactly what they told him to do, but then they order him to stop and ticket him for speeding, letting their suspects get away.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MummyNanny'':
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Charlie and Charlie from the French cartoon ''WesternAnimation/MummyNanny'' make all other dumb cartoon cops look like geniuses by comparison. In the first episode, after losing their patrol car, they commandeer the vehicle of the ObviouslyEvil bad guys and order the BigBad to follow the suspects' car. He does exactly what they told him to do, but then they order him to stop and ticket him for speeding, letting their suspects get away.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode "Back To The Woods", when James Woods steals Peter's identity, he gets Joe to arrest him for it. Woods presents Joe with his fake identification and he buys it, even ''calling him Peter.'' Lois [[LampshadeHanging hung a huge lampshade]] on this.

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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
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In the ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode "Back To The Woods", when James Woods steals Peter's identity, he gets Joe to arrest him for it. Woods presents Joe with his fake identification and he buys it, even ''calling him Peter.'' Lois [[LampshadeHanging hung a huge lampshade]] on this.
9th Jan '17 2:09:10 PM Morgenthaler
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* One might charitably describe the Wiki/SCPFoundation as this, if not downright LawfulEvil; their treatment of the Class-D personnel (basically a collection of [[TheDirtyDozen Dirty Dozened]] death row inmates) borders on sociopathic, particularly when you learn about Protocol 12, which allows the definition of Class D to be expanded to political prisoners and refugees in times of "duress". Their casefiles often redact virtually nothing except information that would actually benefit the reader, such as where those indestructible supernatural abominations they failed to contain are actually located. They doubtless would argue that they [[IDidWhatIHadToDo did what had to be done]], but that would be easier to believe without the constant containment breaches.

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* One might charitably describe the Wiki/SCPFoundation as this, if not downright LawfulEvil; their treatment of the Class-D personnel (basically a collection of [[TheDirtyDozen [[Film/TheDirtyDozen Dirty Dozened]] death row inmates) borders on sociopathic, particularly when you learn about Protocol 12, which allows the definition of Class D to be expanded to political prisoners and refugees in times of "duress". Their casefiles often redact virtually nothing except information that would actually benefit the reader, such as where those indestructible supernatural abominations they failed to contain are actually located. They doubtless would argue that they [[IDidWhatIHadToDo did what had to be done]], but that would be easier to believe without the constant containment breaches.
9th Jan '17 12:35:38 PM Twiddler
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* Alder & Dash from ''WesternAnimation/CasperScareSchool''.

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* Alder & Dash from ''WesternAnimation/CasperScareSchool''.''WesternAnimation/CaspersScareSchool''.
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