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5th Apr '16 7:09:22 AM ChaoticNovelist
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** ''Literatue/LoomingShadow'': The Crimson Killer explains his justifications for his actions to Eric. He's waiting for Eric's teammates to show so can arrange an exchange of Eric for the sword [=BloodDrinker=]. He's just killing time.

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** ''Literatue/LoomingShadow'': The Crimson Killer explains his justifications for his actions to Eric. He's waiting for Eric's teammates to show up so he can arrange an exchange of Eric for the sword [=BloodDrinker=]. He's just killing time.time.
**''Literature/ManaMutationMenace'': Nulso Xialin, [[spoiler: currently possessed by Order]], explains why he is invading a village and enslaving its populace while he does so. Ordercrafter are empowered by Law and Stability, so they are supernaturally compelled by their own magic to justify such actions.
7th Feb '16 1:30:35 PM TrulyDeceptive
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* [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Yuuki Terumi]] gives one in an attempt to [[CorruptTheCutie drive Noel Vermillion]] [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope off the slippery slope]], thus making her regress into [[OmnicidalManiac Boundary]] [[RobotGirl Interface]] [[CloningBlues Prime]] [[HumanWeapon Field]] [[PersonOfMassDestruction Device]] [[BrainwashedAndCrazy Mu-12]], stating that he thinks the world is nothing but lies, everything should die because the only truth out there is despair, and he sure as hell will show them by having Mu-12 destroy Master Unit Amaterasu.

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* [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Yuuki Terumi]] gives one in an attempt to [[CorruptTheCutie drive Noel Vermillion]] [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope off the slippery slope]], thus making her regress into [[OmnicidalManiac Boundary]] [[RobotGirl Interface]] [[CloningBlues Prime]] [[HumanWeapon Field]] [[PersonOfMassDestruction Device]] [[BrainwashedAndCrazy Mu-12]], stating that he thinks the world is nothing but lies, everything should die because the only truth out there is despair, and he sure as hell will show them by having Mu-12 destroy Master Unit Amaterasu.
7th Feb '16 1:24:19 PM TrulyDeceptive
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* In ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare'' 2, just as the BigBad [[spoiler: Shephard]] is about to finish Soap off with a revolver, he gives a rant on how he lost 30,000 men because of a nuke and how he desires to show that their sacrifices are not in vain; by starting a WorldWarIII.

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* In ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare'' 2, just as the BigBad [[spoiler: Shephard]] [[spoiler:Shepherd]] is about to finish Soap off with a revolver, he gives a rant on how he lost 30,000 men because of a nuke and how he desires to show that their sacrifices are not in vain; by starting a WorldWarIII.



* [[spoiler:Adachi]] gets one as the player travels his dungeon in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}''. At the very end, he's given a ShutUpHannibal by the protagonists and called out for his senseless motives.
* [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Terumi Yuuki]] gives one mostly when unveiling Mu-12, stating that he thinks the world are nothing but lies, the only truth out there is despair, and he sure as hell will show them by having Mu-12 destroy Master Unit Amaterasu.

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* [[spoiler:Adachi]] gets one as the player travels traverses his dungeon in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}''. At the very end, he's given a ShutUpHannibal by the protagonists and called out for his senseless motives.
* [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Terumi Yuuki]] Yuuki Terumi]] gives one mostly when unveiling Mu-12, in an attempt to [[CorruptTheCutie drive Noel Vermillion]] [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope off the slippery slope]], thus making her regress into [[OmnicidalManiac Boundary]] [[RobotGirl Interface]] [[CloningBlues Prime]] [[HumanWeapon Field]] [[PersonOfMassDestruction Device]] [[BrainwashedAndCrazy Mu-12]], stating that he thinks the world are is nothing but lies, everything should die because the only truth out there is despair, and he sure as hell will show them by having Mu-12 destroy Master Unit Amaterasu.
26th Jan '16 2:23:41 AM Loekman3
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* ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare2''. 30,000 men. You know the one.
** Say what you will about [[spoiler:Shepherd having crossed the MoralEventHorizon, but after his simple but passionate statements about the sacrifices he has had to make, you can no longer look at him using simple Black and White morality.]]

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* ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare2''. In ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare'' 2, just as the BigBad [[spoiler: Shephard]] is about to finish Soap off with a revolver, he gives a rant on how he lost 30,000 men. You know the one.
** Say what you will about [[spoiler:Shepherd having crossed the MoralEventHorizon, but after his simple but passionate statements about the
men because of a nuke and how he desires to show that their sacrifices he has had to make, you can no longer look at him using simple Black and White morality.]]are not in vain; by starting a WorldWarIII.
6th Jan '16 10:00:15 PM jormis29
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* [[spoiler:Jimmy Stewart]] gave a melodramatic but effective example of this in ''[[Film/TheThinMan After the Thin Man]]'', in which he plays a painfully bland "nice guy" for 90% of the film, only for us to watch his character flip out in a fantastic performance in the final denouement.

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* [[spoiler:Jimmy Stewart]] gave a melodramatic but effective example of this in ''[[Film/TheThinMan After the Thin Man]]'', ''Film/AfterTheThinMan'', in which he plays a painfully bland "nice guy" for 90% of the film, only for us to watch his character flip out in a fantastic performance in the final denouement.
5th Jan '16 9:01:34 PM thatmadork
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-->'''Edgar''': You see, according to Cocteau's plan, I'm the enemy, 'cause I like to think; I like to read. I'm into freedom of speech and freedom of choice. I'm the kind of guy who likes to sit in a greasy spoon and wonder, "Gee, should I have the T-bone steak or the jumbo rack of barbecued ribs with the side order of gravy fries?" I WANT high cholesterol. I wanna eat bacon and butter and BUCKETS of cheese, okay? I want to smoke a Cuban cigar the size of Cincinnati in the non-smoking section. I want to run through the streets naked with green Jell-o all over my body reading Playboy magazine. Why? Because I suddenly might feel the need to, okay, pal? I've SEEN the future. Do you know what it is? It's a 47-year-old virgin sitting around in his beige pajamas, drinking a banana-broccoli shake, singing "I'm an Oscar Meyer Wiener". You live up to, you live Cocteau's way: what he wants, how he wants, when he wants. Your other choice? Come down here, maybe starve to death.

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-->'''Edgar''': You see, according to Cocteau's plan, I'm the enemy, 'cause I like to think; I like to read. I'm into freedom of speech and freedom of choice. I'm the kind of guy who likes to sit in a greasy spoon and wonder, "Gee, should I have the T-bone steak or the jumbo rack of barbecued ribs with the side order of gravy fries?" I WANT high cholesterol. I wanna eat bacon and butter and BUCKETS of cheese, okay? I want to smoke a Cuban cigar the size of Cincinnati in the non-smoking section. I want to run through the streets naked with green Jell-o all over my body reading Playboy magazine. Why? Because I suddenly might feel the need to, okay, pal? I've SEEN the future. Do you know what it is? It's a 47-year-old virgin sitting around in his beige pajamas, drinking a banana-broccoli shake, singing "I'm an Oscar Meyer Wiener". You live up to, top, you live Cocteau's way: what he wants, how when he wants, when how he wants. Your other choice? Come down here, maybe starve to death.
5th Jan '16 8:59:57 PM thatmadork
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* [[DarkIsNotEvil Edgar]] [[RebelLeader Friendly]] of ''Film/DemolitionMan'', played by Creator/DenisLeary:
-->'''Edgar''': You see, according to Cocteau's plan, I'm the enemy, 'cause I like to think; I like to read. I'm into freedom of speech and freedom of choice. I'm the kind of guy who likes to sit in a greasy spoon and wonder, "Gee, should I have the T-bone steak or the jumbo rack of barbecued ribs with the side order of gravy fries?" I WANT high cholesterol. I wanna eat bacon and butter and BUCKETS of cheese, okay? I want to smoke a Cuban cigar the size of Cincinnati in the non-smoking section. I want to run through the streets naked with green Jell-o all over my body reading Playboy magazine. Why? Because I suddenly might feel the need to, okay, pal? I've SEEN the future. Do you know what it is? It's a 47-year-old virgin sitting around in his beige pajamas, drinking a banana-broccoli shake, singing "I'm an Oscar Meyer Wiener". You live up to, you live Cocteau's way: what he wants, how he wants, when he wants. Your other choice? Come down here, maybe starve to death.
15th Dec '15 7:26:23 PM megarockman
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* Inverted and exploited in ''Film/ThePeacemaker''. IFOR is on the hunt for Dusan Gavrić and [[spoiler:the last missing warhead he is carrying]]. They raid his apartment in Sarajevo but don't find him there - what they do find is a cassette tape that he recorded, clearly meant to be found after committing whatever act he had planned. The tape goes into detail about how his family had been killed in UsefulNotes/TheYugoslavWars, the anguish and anger it had caused him and his conclusion that [[spoiler:the Western World was to blame for supplying the weapons and had to pay.]] This, combined with finding out that [[spoiler:Gavrić is an alternate for a diplomatic delegation for a UN summit and one of the original delegates had been murdered]], leads Dr. Kelly to realize what Gavrić's plan is: [[spoiler:detonating the warhead at the United Nation's headquarters in New York.]]
-->'''Gavrić''' (on tape): Who decided for my wife? My child, murdered, huh? For what? For what? For breathing? For smiling? And now, I am left. Who decides for me?...I am a Serb, a Muslim, and a Croat.
26th Nov '15 6:21:24 PM SilentStranger
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** Played straight in one episode where a father who had massacred his wife and kids, with the exception of his infant daughter who had been hidden by her older brother, gave a motive rant about how he felt suffocated and overworked by his family (Its explicitly shown that he's lying, he had a normal family life which was currently going through a rough patch due to the kids catching the flu). As he's led away, Horatio dismisses his rant as him preparing an insanity defense, "I didnt know what I was doing and I definetly didnt know it was wrong".
24th Nov '15 1:42:21 AM jormis29
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* In the penultimate mission of ''SplinterCell: Chaos Theory'', [[spoiler:Douglas Shetland]] gives a pretty impressive rant on what drove him to fund terrorists and try to start World War III. He then tries to pull a "ISurrenderSuckers", and things go downhill...
** At the end of ''Conviction'', [[spoiler:Tom Reed]] does the same, talking about how the President was going to pull funding from [[spoiler:Third Echelon]] and go soft on terrorism.

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* ''VideoGame/SplinterCell''
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In the penultimate mission of ''SplinterCell: ''[[VideoGame/SplinterCellChaosTheory Chaos Theory'', Theory]]'', [[spoiler:Douglas Shetland]] gives a pretty impressive rant on what drove him to fund terrorists and try to start World War III. He then tries to pull a "ISurrenderSuckers", and things go downhill...
** At the end of ''Conviction'', ''[[VideoGame/SplinterCellConviction Conviction]]'', [[spoiler:Tom Reed]] does the same, talking about how the President was going to pull funding from [[spoiler:Third Echelon]] and go soft on terrorism.
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