History Main / MurderSimulators

31st Oct '17 12:19:55 AM SkylaNoivern
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* The murder of a taxi driver in Thailand was blamed on ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'', with the murderer confessing that he plays the game.

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* The murder of a taxi driver in Thailand was blamed on ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'', with the murderer confessing that he plays played the game.game. Cue the game series subsequently getting banned in Thailand for this reason.
31st Oct '17 12:12:58 AM SkylaNoivern
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** After the December 2012 Connecticut shooting, it was found the killer's Facebook page mentioned he liked ''Franchise/MassEffect''. Cue Fox and tons of people claiming the game was behind the whole thing. [[InternetCounterattack And cue even more people dogpiling the haters on Facebook.]] It later came out that the haters had, once again, [[CowboyBeBopAtHisComputer gotten their facts wrong]]: it wasn't even the shooter's page, it was his brother's.

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** After the December 2012 Connecticut shooting, it was found the killer's Facebook page mentioned he liked ''Franchise/MassEffect''. Cue Fox and tons of people claiming the game was behind the whole thing.thing, and a massive video game burning in the town. [[InternetCounterattack And cue even more people dogpiling the haters on Facebook.]] It later came out that the haters had, once again, [[CowboyBeBopAtHisComputer gotten their facts wrong]]: it wasn't even the shooter's page, it was his brother's.
4th Oct '17 1:19:06 PM erforce
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--> '''White:''' The first girl I killed was from a ''RoboCop'' movie... I seen him cut somebody's throat then take the knife and slit down the chest to the stomach and left the body in a certain position. With the first person I killed I did exactly what I saw in the movie.

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--> '''White:''' The first girl I killed was from a ''RoboCop'' ''Franchise/RoboCop'' movie... I seen him cut somebody's throat then take the knife and slit down the chest to the stomach and left the body in a certain position. With the first person I killed I did exactly what I saw in the movie.
16th Sep '17 7:38:09 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* There also needs to be some mention of the belief of some Christian moralists
that ''Literature/HarryPotter'' and ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' can teach people magic, even though neither source gives instructions and being capable of using these spells would require the ability to rewrite the laws of physics. [[http://www.theescapist.com/spells/ As tested here]].

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* There also needs to be some mention of the belief of some Christian moralists
moralists that ''Literature/HarryPotter'' and ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' can teach people magic, even though neither source gives instructions and being capable of using these spells would require the ability to rewrite the laws of physics. [[http://www.theescapist.com/spells/ As tested here]].
6th Sep '17 10:52:34 PM GroLor
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* Serial killer Nathaniel White alleged that his first murder was inspired by ''Film/{{Robocop 2}}'':
--> '''White:''' The first girl I killed was from a ''RoboCop'' movie... I seen him cut somebody's throat then take the knife and slit down the chest to the stomach and left the body in a certain position. With the first person I killed I did exactly what I saw in the movie.
2nd Sep '17 11:57:52 AM nombretomado
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* Similar to the Jim Adkisson example above, the shooting of Representative Gabrielle Giffords and several others in a Tuscon, Arizona supermarket was blamed on the violent rhetoric coming from radio and TV talk show hosts and pundits like RushLimbaugh and GlennBeck. Singled out for scrutiny was [[http://thefastertimes.com/nonsensenews/files/2011/01/24972_382925783587_24718773587_3655178_2736968_n.jpg an election map]] created by SarahPalin in which twenty Democratic-held seats (Giffords' among them) [[HarsherInHindsight were marked with crosshairs, indicating "targets" for Republican candidates]].

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* Similar to the Jim Adkisson example above, the shooting of Representative Gabrielle Giffords and several others in a Tuscon, Arizona supermarket was blamed on the violent rhetoric coming from radio and TV talk show hosts and pundits like RushLimbaugh and GlennBeck.Radio/GlennBeck. Singled out for scrutiny was [[http://thefastertimes.com/nonsensenews/files/2011/01/24972_382925783587_24718773587_3655178_2736968_n.jpg an election map]] created by SarahPalin in which twenty Democratic-held seats (Giffords' among them) [[HarsherInHindsight were marked with crosshairs, indicating "targets" for Republican candidates]].
18th Aug '17 1:25:45 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* Creator/FriedrichNietzsche has received his share of blame, notably for motivating Leopold, Loeb, Pekka-Eric Auvinen, and [[GodwinsLaw Adolf Hitler]], who all cherry-picked bits of his philosophy that they liked and ignored the rest. The real Nietzsche would have been appaled by racist demagoguery and blind obedience to the state. This is so pervasive that fictional villains who draw inspiration from TheThemeParkVersion of Nietzsche's philosophy have [[StrawNihilist their own page]].

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* Creator/FriedrichNietzsche has received his share of blame, notably for motivating Leopold, Loeb, Pekka-Eric Auvinen, and [[GodwinsLaw Adolf Hitler]], who all cherry-picked bits of his philosophy that they liked and ignored the rest. The real Nietzsche would have been appaled appalled by racist demagoguery and blind obedience to the state.state. It doesn't help that after his death his published work was being filtered through his sister who actually ''was'' an ardent Nazi and edited out the parts that disagreed with her views. This is so pervasive that fictional villains who draw inspiration from TheThemeParkVersion of Nietzsche's philosophy have [[StrawNihilist their own page]].
10th Aug '17 11:26:08 AM SeptimusHeap
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsutomu_Miyazaki The Otaku Murderer]], who caused a moral panic against the Otaku subculture. Experts believe that his belief ''[[AxCrazy that he was a rodent]]'' had more to do with it. He allegedly owned lolicon pornography, but it's now commonly believed that he didn't own any at all.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsutomu_Miyazaki The Otaku Murderer]], who caused a moral panic against the Otaku subculture. Experts believe that his belief ''[[AxCrazy that he was a rodent]]'' had more to do with it. He allegedly owned lolicon {{lolicon|AndShotacon}} pornography, but it's now commonly believed that he didn't own any at all.



* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsutomu_Miyazaki Tsutomu Miyazaki]]. When police found the serial killer's apartment filled with {{Lolicon}} manga and {{Gorn}} videos, a massive backlash against anime and manga ensued. This, combined with a string of expensive theatrical flops, was directly responsible for the end of anime's golden age in the '80s.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsutomu_Miyazaki Tsutomu Miyazaki]]. When police found the serial killer's apartment filled with {{Lolicon}} {{Lolicon|AndShotacon}} manga and {{Gorn}} videos, a massive backlash against anime and manga ensued. This, combined with a string of expensive theatrical flops, was directly responsible for the end of anime's golden age in the '80s.
31st Jul '17 6:34:47 PM TheUnknownUploader
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* There also needs to be some mention of the belief of some Christian moralists that ''Literature/HarryPotter'' and ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' can teach people magic, even though neither source gives instructions and being capable of using these spells would require the ability to rewrite the laws of physics. [[http://www.theescapist.com/spells/ As tested here]].

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** Both Marilyn Manson and [[Creator/TreyParkerAndMattStone Matt Stone]] appeared in ''Film/BowlingForColumbine'', discussing this trope.
* There also needs to be some mention of the belief of some Christian moralists moralists
that ''Literature/HarryPotter'' and ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' can teach people magic, even though neither source gives instructions and being capable of using these spells would require the ability to rewrite the laws of physics. [[http://www.theescapist.com/spells/ As tested here]].
31st Jul '17 6:18:21 PM TheUnknownUploader
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* John Hinckley, Jr., the guy who shot UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan, was obsessed with ''Film/TaxiDriver'' (specifically Creator/JodieFoster) and the assassination attempt was a re-enactment of a scene in the movie. It should be noted that Hinckley was completely batshit insane, and the scene in question didn't involve [[spoiler:Travis Bickle]] actually shooting his target.

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* John Hinckley, Jr., the guy who shot UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan, was obsessed with ''Film/TaxiDriver'' (specifically Creator/JodieFoster) and the assassination attempt was a re-enactment of a scene in the movie. It should be noted that Hinckley was completely batshit insane, insane and thought assassinating Reagan would impress Foster, not to mention the scene in question didn't involve [[spoiler:Travis Bickle]] actually shooting his target.
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