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5th Nov '17 12:24:02 AM Gamermaster
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* ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha The Movie 1st]]'' does this for Precia Testarossa, going into detail about her descent into insanity after [[spoiler:Alicia's death]]. Given the RecursiveCanon nature of the movie, Fate probably insisted on those scenes being included so her mother would be portrayed in a more sympathetic light.
6th Sep '17 5:11:37 AM Steven
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** What makes these characters this is that their methods for their very sympathetic goals include kidnapping, death threats, underhanded manipulation, smug attitudes, and generally trying to kill young teenagers for getting in their way without even attempting to explain why they're doing what they're doing.

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** What makes these characters this is that their methods for their very sympathetic goals include kidnapping, death threats, underhanded manipulation, smug attitudes, and generally trying to kill young teenagers for getting in their way without even attempting to explain why they're doing what they're doing. It isn't until the sequel that it's explained why they behaved this way. [[spoiler: Saturos and Menardi both tried to warn the villagers of Vale on what was going on, [[CassandraTruth but they didn't believe them]]. With time running out and their view on everyone preventing the lighthouses from being lit, the duo's attitudes are soured and they took drastic measures to achieve their goals at the cost of becoming evil.]]
20th May '17 5:05:37 PM nombretomado
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* He's never made 'pathetic' but Askeladd is made sympathetic in the revelation of his origins in ''VinlandSaga''.

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* He's never made 'pathetic' but Askeladd is made sympathetic in the revelation of his origins in ''VinlandSaga''.''Manga/VinlandSaga''.
20th May '17 3:45:46 PM nombretomado
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* Both ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'' and ''VampireTheRequiem'' can be played this way. In fact, the [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Time of Judgement]] book "Gehenna" for [=VtM=] specifically invokes this trope, to the point of mentioning in the introduction that two of the game designers imagined it ending with the last vampire on earth [[DrowningMySorrows drinking himself to death in a random bar]], [[SuperLoser depowered]] and [[JerkassWoobie all alone]].

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* Both ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'' and ''VampireTheRequiem'' ''TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem'' can be played this way. In fact, the [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Time of Judgement]] book "Gehenna" for [=VtM=] specifically invokes this trope, to the point of mentioning in the introduction that two of the game designers imagined it ending with the last vampire on earth [[DrowningMySorrows drinking himself to death in a random bar]], [[SuperLoser depowered]] and [[JerkassWoobie all alone]].
16th May '17 2:20:21 PM nombretomado
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* The BigBad of ''VideoGame/{{Tsukihime}}'' in Hisui's route gets one of these when it's revealed [[spoiler:SHIKI has been experiencing the same psychic link Shiki has been coping with, and if anything has been feeling even worse than Shiki. He just wants to kill Shiki to sever the link and give his mind some peace.]]

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* The BigBad of ''VideoGame/{{Tsukihime}}'' ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' in Hisui's route gets one of these when it's revealed [[spoiler:SHIKI has been experiencing the same psychic link Shiki has been coping with, and if anything has been feeling even worse than Shiki. He just wants to kill Shiki to sever the link and give his mind some peace.]]
25th Apr '17 12:30:27 AM jormis29
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* The aliens from ''{{Tokyo Mew Mew}}''. Living in a world so inhospitable and full of natural disasters that they had to stay underground, with almost no food, all while they had once lived in Earth. After learning this, even the heroines can't help but feel sorry for them and see their side of matters. Zakuro points out how they can't blame the aliens for hating humanity, considering how little value humans seem to give the planet that was once theirs and how the aliens, like them, are fighting for the ones they love.

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* The aliens from ''{{Tokyo Mew Mew}}''.''Manga/TokyoMewMew''. Living in a world so inhospitable and full of natural disasters that they had to stay underground, with almost no food, all while they had once lived in Earth. After learning this, even the heroines can't help but feel sorry for them and see their side of matters. Zakuro points out how they can't blame the aliens for hating humanity, considering how little value humans seem to give the planet that was once theirs and how the aliens, like them, are fighting for the ones they love.



* Sylar, as of Volume 5 of Series/{{Heroes}}. He hates what he is, he realizes that no one will ever love him and he'll spend all of eternity alone and miserable and after spending all that time gaining new abilities he now wants to be rid of them because he knows that he'll never stop killing while he has them. He's still pure evil, but it's hard not to feel a pang of sympathy for him... Like some takes on the vampire myth he's a wretched monster, controlled by his bloodlust and unable to change unless FORCED to.

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* Sylar, as of Volume 5 of Series/{{Heroes}}.''Series/{{Heroes}}''. He hates what he is, he realizes that no one will ever love him and he'll spend all of eternity alone and miserable and after spending all that time gaining new abilities he now wants to be rid of them because he knows that he'll never stop killing while he has them. He's still pure evil, but it's hard not to feel a pang of sympathy for him... Like some takes on the vampire myth he's a wretched monster, controlled by his bloodlust and unable to change unless FORCED to.



* Kim Young of Series/DaeJangGeum. She did some unforgivable things to Jang Geum and Lady Han, but most of the time she was caught between a rock and a hard place and she was always miserable about her life and her situation.

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* Kim Young of Series/DaeJangGeum.''Series/DaeJangGeum''. She did some unforgivable things to Jang Geum and Lady Han, but most of the time she was caught between a rock and a hard place and she was always miserable about her life and her situation.



* The Yozis in ''{{Exalted}}'' manage to be somewhat sympathetic despite being insane god-monsters whose plan to break out of hell involves an obscene amount of death.

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* The Yozis in ''{{Exalted}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' manage to be somewhat sympathetic despite being insane god-monsters whose plan to break out of hell involves an obscene amount of death.
21st Apr '17 1:26:06 PM DoctorCooper
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* Echidna, the otherwise utterly repulsive (and quite literal) "Mother of All Monsters" from ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' got this treatment prior to her later CharacterDevelopment. A loathsome she-beast with scaly green skin, snakelike fangs, a grotesque shriek of a voice, and tentacles that seemed to stretch out for miles, she nevertheless evoked sympathy: her hatred of Hercules was entirely justified, as he had slain all her children, even if it was in self-defense. She plotted Herc's demise on a number of occasions, but eventually underwent a HeelFaceTurn and enlisted the hero's help after her youngest child was kidnapped. Interestingly enough, she also married [[BigFun a fun-loving giant]] (who was very large but otherwise normal-looking), making their case a rare inversion of UglyGuyHotWife.

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* Echidna, the otherwise utterly repulsive (and quite literal) "Mother of All Monsters" from ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' got this treatment prior to her later CharacterDevelopment. A loathsome she-beast with scaly green skin, snakelike fangs, a grotesque shriek of a voice, and tentacles that seemed to stretch out for miles, she nevertheless evoked sympathy: her hatred of Hercules was entirely justified, as he had slain all her children, even if it was in self-defense. She plotted Herc's demise on a number of occasions, but eventually underwent a HeelFaceTurn and enlisted the hero's help after her youngest child was kidnapped. Interestingly enough, she also married [[BigFun a fun-loving giant]] (who was very large but otherwise normal-looking), making their case a rare inversion an example of UglyGuyHotWife.HotGuyUglyWife.
23rd Mar '17 12:47:24 PM IdumeanPatriot
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* In ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'', the Azanians are obvious, even genocidal villains who run a racist, totalitarian state. But their POV makes their motives a little more understandable. They started out as traumatized women fleeing from [[NoWomansLand horrible other regimes]] in a post-apocalyptic hell-world, and built a country of their own. A generation later, they have used the setting's sci-fi assets to make it a prosperous high-tech society, and remake themselves into a OneGenderRace of Amazons--Who in turn have begun to [[PersecutionFlip attack nearby male societies]], because they are still paranoid and hate and fear anyone who might [[TragicBigot put them back under the yoke]]. Their behavior makes them intolerable, but it's hard not to feel at least a little sorry for them when they begin to ''lose'' their war--against protagonists who are very much [[UnscrupulousHero unscrupulous heroes]]--and are ''absolutely terrified'' that all their worst fears are coming true, to the point of choosing mass suicide over surrender.
4th Mar '17 9:57:49 AM Veanne
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* The villain in ''[[Webcomic/DoctorWhoRegenerated The Tomb of the Stone Clock]]'' claims she's doing what she's doing to restore her civilisation. We'll see whether it's true.
16th Feb '17 6:50:40 PM FF32
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* RuleOfRose. It's such a TearJerker (still being survival horror) that it's hard to determine where to begin. Both villains have major sob stories: a PsychoLesbian with a FreudianExcuse and an AxCrazy madman.

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* RuleOfRose.VideoGame/RuleOfRose. It's such a TearJerker (still being survival horror) that it's hard to determine where to begin. Both villains have major sob stories: a PsychoLesbian with a FreudianExcuse and an AxCrazy madman.
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