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1st Feb '17 2:43:18 PM GGCrono
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->''"What I do is evil. I have no illusions about it, but it must be done."''

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->''"What ->''"I'm a monster. What I do is evil. I have no illusions about it, but it must be done."''
8th Jan '17 1:30:20 PM nombretomado
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* ComicBook/NickFury, [[MarvelComics Marvel's]] resident SpyMaster is often a jerkass who performs morally questionable, but necessary actions due to the [[GreyAndGrayMorality grey world]] he lives in.
** {{Ultimate|Universe}} [[TheUltimates Nick Fury]] is this even ''more so''.

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* ComicBook/NickFury, [[MarvelComics [[Creator/MarvelComics Marvel's]] resident SpyMaster is often a jerkass who performs morally questionable, but necessary actions due to the [[GreyAndGrayMorality grey world]] he lives in.
** {{Ultimate|Universe}} [[TheUltimates [[ComicBook/TheUltimates Nick Fury]] is this even ''more so''.
30th Dec '16 4:24:45 PM nombretomado
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* In the {{DCAU}}

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* In the {{DCAU}}Franchise/{{DCAU}}
30th Dec '16 11:34:40 AM rjd1922
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* In VideoGame/ChronoTrigger, [[spoiler: the [[DiscOneFinalBoss Disc One]] [[ClimaxBoss Climax Boss]] [[NobleDemon Magus]]]] turns out to be this. [[spoiler: [[DefeatMeansFriendship After you defeat him]] (but not immediately), he can join your party and become the TokenEvilTeammate.]]

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* In VideoGame/ChronoTrigger, ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'', [[spoiler: the [[DiscOneFinalBoss Disc One]] [[ClimaxBoss Climax Boss]] [[NobleDemon Magus]]]] turns out to be this. [[spoiler: [[DefeatMeansFriendship After you defeat him]] (but not immediately), he can join your party and become the TokenEvilTeammate.]]
16th Nov '16 7:56:23 PM DefyingGallifrey7
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* The Doctor from ''Series/DoctorWho'' had to destroy his own planet to protect the universe - he harbours a lot of guilt about it but believes that it was the best option he could have taken. Later, it turns out that [[spoiler: his future selves managed to prevent it happening, but he still spends hundreds of years believing he did it.]]
** The Doctor actually has to take this kind of action a lot - one instance is the 'eruption' of Vesuvius, which was actually the Doctor and Donna stopping the Pyrovilles from destroying Earth.
** The Doctor is generally a pacifist and avoids war whenever possible, but throughout his life he has fought in more than a millenium of conflict - the Time War, which lasted about 400 years, and the Siege of Trenzalore, which lasted 900. He did so in both cases to protect innocent civilians, but is remorseful about the deeds he was forced to do.
17th Oct '16 4:38:45 PM nombretomado
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* [[spoiler:Sephiran]] from ''FireEmblem: Radiant Dawn''. Acts affable to the end, [[spoiler:and loyal to one of the heroes even while he is fighting the others]]. Can't be talked out of fighting the heroes, yet is happy upon defeat.

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* [[spoiler:Sephiran]] from ''FireEmblem: Radiant Dawn''.''VideoGame/FireEmblemRadiantDawn''. Acts affable to the end, [[spoiler:and loyal to one of the heroes even while he is fighting the others]]. Can't be talked out of fighting the heroes, yet is happy upon defeat.



** Several side materials for ''FireEmblemJugdral'' depicts Alvis of Velthomer as one. the guy wants to create a utopia free of prejudice and racism, so he joins force with Lopto clan, which he lothes, to take down fellow lords and unite Granbelle into a single country. Naturally, this does ''not'' work, and he becomes heavily as he grows OlderAndWiser and realises [[EvilIsNotAToy his plan has backfired horribly.]]

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** Several side materials for ''FireEmblemJugdral'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral'' depicts Alvis of Velthomer as one. the guy wants to create a utopia free of prejudice and racism, so he joins force with Lopto clan, which he lothes, to take down fellow lords and unite Granbelle into a single country. Naturally, this does ''not'' work, and he becomes heavily as he grows OlderAndWiser and realises [[EvilIsNotAToy his plan has backfired horribly.]]
26th Sep '16 9:07:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* This trope is the title of a SavageWorlds book that allows [=PCs=] to play supervillains in world where aliens had successfully killed off all the superheroes.
* In ''Exalted'' the Sidereals deliberately ended a golden age, caused the deaths of millions of innocents, plunged Creation into medieval squalor, threatened and murdered some of the gods themselves to go along with the new order, and spent the next millennium tracking down and murdering the innocent reincarnations of the world's greatest heroes. It was the only surefire way to save Creation from being utterly destroyed.

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* This trope is the title of a SavageWorlds TabletopGame/SavageWorlds book that allows [=PCs=] to play supervillains in world where aliens had successfully killed off all the superheroes.
* In ''Exalted'' ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' the Sidereals deliberately ended a golden age, caused the deaths of millions of innocents, plunged Creation into medieval squalor, threatened and murdered some of the gods themselves to go along with the new order, and spent the next millennium tracking down and murdering the innocent reincarnations of the world's greatest heroes. It was the only surefire way to save Creation from being utterly destroyed.



* In ''JesusChristSuperstar'' Judas considers his betrayal of Jesus to be this in order to keep his movement from getting out of hand and destroying the Jewish people. To a lesser extent this is also true of Caiaphas although there's also a large amount of self interest mixed in in his case.

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* In ''JesusChristSuperstar'' ''Theatre/JesusChristSuperstar'' Judas considers his betrayal of Jesus to be this in order to keep his movement from getting out of hand and destroying the Jewish people. To a lesser extent this is also true of Caiaphas although there's also a large amount of self interest mixed in in his case.



* Ulysses is played like this toward the end of Jon English's ''Paris''. He was like this to an extent in the original ''Iliad'', but it's made explicit that the wooden horse was a case of this in the musical.

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* Ulysses is played like this toward the end of Jon English's ''Paris''. ''Theatre/{{Paris}}''. He was like this to an extent in the original ''Iliad'', ''Literature/TheIliad'', but it's made explicit that the wooden horse was a case of this in the musical.
11th Sep '16 7:18:21 PM PaulA
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** The VillainProtagonist of ''Treason'' [[spoiler: wipes out a subspecies because its [[MasterOfIllusion illusion powers]] are too dangerous to leave in existence, but he knows full well that those he's killing [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch include innocents who don't abuse their powers]]]]. Towards the end, only his [[IDidWhatIHadToDo certainty that it was necessary]] is keeping him sane.

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** The VillainProtagonist of ''Treason'' [[spoiler: wipes ''Literature/APlanetCalledTreason'' [[spoiler:wipes out a subspecies because its [[MasterOfIllusion illusion powers]] are too dangerous to leave in existence, but he knows full well that those he's killing [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch include innocents who don't abuse their powers]]]]. Towards the end, only his [[IDidWhatIHadToDo certainty that it was necessary]] is keeping him sane.
12th Aug '16 1:13:53 AM PaulA
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* Emperor Ezar, in LoisMcMasterBujold's book ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Shards of Honor]]'', sets up a massive interplanetary war and gets several thousand people killed, all to [[spoiler: [[OffingTheOffspring assassinate his son]], a deranged sadist, and discredit his cronies, a batch of expansionist warmongers, thus averting the ascension of a madman to the throne and subsequent civil war]].

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* Emperor Ezar, in LoisMcMasterBujold's Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's book ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Shards of Honor]]'', ''Literature/ShardsOfHonor'', sets up a massive interplanetary war and gets several thousand people killed, all to [[spoiler: [[OffingTheOffspring [[spoiler:[[OffingTheOffspring assassinate his son]], a deranged sadist, and discredit his cronies, a batch of expansionist warmongers, thus averting the ascension of a madman to the throne and subsequent civil war]].
29th Jul '16 1:16:50 PM Nazetrime
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* ''Literature/{{Neogicia}}'': Nox Lucans, the PsychoSidekick to one of the setting's rulers, considers a lot of his actions to be this they are called evil by allies that have been hurt by them.
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