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21st Apr '18 8:26:54 AM Morgenthaler
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** ComicBook/GhostRider: The various holders of the mantle have had varying degrees of this with most having Demonic/Infernal derived powers received via a DealWithTheDevil ([[{{Expy}} Actually]] [[SatanicArchetype Mephisto, but you get the point) and [[HellBentForLeather leather clad]] [[BadassBiker biker]] outfits, complete with [[ChainedByFashion chains]] and [[SpikesOfVillainy spikes]]. The most blatantly exaggerated example is Vengeance who can see [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vengeance_(comics) here]].

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** ComicBook/GhostRider: The various holders of the mantle have had varying degrees of this with most having Demonic/Infernal derived powers received via a DealWithTheDevil ([[{{Expy}} Actually]] [[SatanicArchetype Mephisto, but you get the point) point]]) and [[HellBentForLeather leather clad]] [[BadassBiker biker]] outfits, complete with [[ChainedByFashion chains]] and [[SpikesOfVillainy spikes]]. The most blatantly exaggerated example is Vengeance who can see [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vengeance_(comics) here]].
15th Apr '18 6:06:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'' is NOT an example of this trope in his mainstream incarnation, since his character is much too layered beneath the gruff exterior to ever qualify as one. However, the way in which he's depicted in ''Magazine/HeavyMetal 2000'' Dredd is a straight example. Metal Dredd solves ''every'' problem with his Lawgiver pistol, to the point where he'll happily blow the legs off jaywalkers or beat someone who looks at him funny into a coma. If his verson in the 2000AD continuity was that much of a power-abuser, he would have already been executed by InternalAffairs.

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* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'' is NOT an example of this trope in his mainstream incarnation, since his character is much too layered beneath the gruff exterior to ever qualify as one. However, the way in which he's depicted in ''Magazine/HeavyMetal 2000'' Dredd Dredd'' (published in 1993) is a straight example. Metal Dredd solves ''every'' problem with his Lawgiver pistol, to the point where he'll happily blow the legs off jaywalkers or beat someone who looks at him funny into a coma. If his verson version in the 2000AD continuity was that much of a power-abuser, RabidCop, he would have already been executed by InternalAffairs.InternalAffairs for abuse of power.
15th Apr '18 6:04:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'' is NOT an example of this trope in his mainstream incarnation, since his character is much too layered beneath the gruff exterior to ever qualify as one. However, the way in which he's depicted in ''Magazine/HeavyMetal 2000'' Dredd is a straight example. Metal Dredd solves ''every'' problem with his Lawgiver pistol, to the point where he'll happily blow the legs off jaywalkers or beat someone who looks at him funny into a coma. If his verson in the 2000AD continuity was that much of a power-abuser, he would have already been executed by InternalAffairs.
3rd Apr '18 2:21:44 PM Dravencour
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* ''Film/TheCrow'': Eric Draven (in contrast to his counterpart from the [[ComicBook/TheCrow original comics]]) is a subversion. While he may look the part with his gothic inspired attire and tragic backstory, he is one of the most amicable individuals on this list (at one point [[PapaWolf he]] even confronted Sarah's mother over her drug use demanding she take better care of her). His more malicious side only shows up whenever around [[BigBad Top Dollar]] and his henchman who have [[PayEvilUntoEvil the misfortune of his crossing paths with him]].

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* ''Film/TheCrow'': Eric Draven (in contrast to his counterpart from the [[ComicBook/TheCrow original comics]]) is a subversion. While he may look the part with his gothic inspired attire and tragic backstory, he is one of the most amicable individuals on this list (at one point [[PapaWolf he]] even confronted Sarah's mother over her drug use demanding she take better care of her). His more malicious side only shows up whenever around [[BigBad Top Dollar]] [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge the scum responsible for his death and his henchman who have [[PayEvilUntoEvil the misfortune death of his crossing paths with him]].love]], and anyone who either profited from such (Gideon) or stand in the way of him and said vengeance (Top Dollar's mooks).
24th Mar '18 5:12:14 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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** Goku is in fact also this, as Akira Toriyama stated that Goku doesn't fight for the good of the world, but for the sake of fighting. This wears off in ''DBZ'', though, where he becomes more heroic and merciful, despite still making decisions that bring other people in danger for the sake of his pleasure of fighting. However, this trait is brought back full-throttle in ''Super'', in which Goku's passion for fighting can sometimes supersede the welfare of Universe 7. To wit: he's ecstatic to be able to fight his doppelganger Black just because he seemed like a pretty strong guy, even though future Trunks has made it clear that is an OmnicidalManiac just like Frieza, whom Goku despised for this exact reason (that, and he had killed Vegeta and Krillin).

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** Goku is in fact also this, as Akira Toriyama stated that albeit to a much lesser degree than Vegeta. Goku doesn't fight for the isn't so much a good of the world, but for the sake of fighting. guy as he is a guy who does good things. This wears off aspect of him was not adapted very well in ''DBZ'', though, the ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' anime, where he becomes more every dub, including the original Japanese, basically projects heroic and merciful, despite still making decisions that bring other people in danger for the sake of his pleasure of fighting. However, this trait is brought back full-throttle in ''Super'', in which qualities onto him but ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' emphasizes Goku's passion for fighting can sometimes supersede {{pure|isnotgood}}st motivation is to be stronger than he was before. Things like theft and murder do bother him, but if he is not around when it happens Goku can't be counted on to do anything about it. And ''then'' there are the welfare of Universe 7. primal instincts all saiyans such as Goku have that, among other things, [[BloodKnight push them to challenge strong opponents]]. To wit: he's ecstatic to be able to fight his doppelganger Black just because he seemed like a pretty strong guy, even though future Trunks has made it clear that Black is an OmnicidalManiac just like Frieza, whom Goku despised for this exact reason (that, and he had killed reason. What's the difference? Goku ''saw'' Frieza kill Vegeta and Krillin).Krillin. "Black is a bad guy" just didn't register with him until [[KickTheDog it was hammered in.]]
18th Feb '18 7:00:14 PM AnotherGuy
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* ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall'': '90s Kid's ideal comic book hero is ''Bloodgun'', a faceless dude with a gun that shoots ''other guns''.

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* ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall'': '90s Kid's ideal comic book hero is ''Bloodgun'', a faceless dude with a gun that shoots ''other guns''. Linkara himself mentions such heroes as "Gungun".
16th Feb '18 11:22:24 PM nombretomado
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* [[http://www.laweekly.com/informer/2012/08/01/mtvs-diggity-dave-says-james-holmes-called-him-before-dark-knight-massacre-did-his-sick-batman-spinoff-inspire-aurora-shooting The Suffocator of Sins]]: This film, directed and starring "Diggity" Dave Aragon of PimpMyRide fame, was to feature a DarkerAndEdgier Batman-[[{{Expy}} like]] vigilante who, based on trailers that were released for it is strongly implied to be this trope, uses firearms and mercilessly kills criminals while hunting down a Neo-Nazi Villain. The film now seems to be in limbo following the 2012 Aurora Theatre Massacre, whose perpetrator, James Holmes, seemed [[MisaimedFandom to have been inspired by this film]].

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* [[http://www.laweekly.com/informer/2012/08/01/mtvs-diggity-dave-says-james-holmes-called-him-before-dark-knight-massacre-did-his-sick-batman-spinoff-inspire-aurora-shooting The Suffocator of Sins]]: This film, directed and starring "Diggity" Dave Aragon of PimpMyRide Series/PimpMyRide fame, was to feature a DarkerAndEdgier Batman-[[{{Expy}} like]] vigilante who, based on trailers that were released for it is strongly implied to be this trope, uses firearms and mercilessly kills criminals while hunting down a Neo-Nazi Villain. The film now seems to be in limbo following the 2012 Aurora Theatre Massacre, whose perpetrator, James Holmes, seemed [[MisaimedFandom to have been inspired by this film]].
15th Feb '18 3:42:46 PM wootzits
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In The Pantheon/TropePantheon, this trope is represented by ComicBook/{{Spawn}} from the comic book of the same name.
30th Jan '18 9:41:17 PM Hanz
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** The ''Manga/VigilanteMyHeroAcademiaIllegals'' spin-off has Knuckle Duster, a [[BadassNormal non-powered]] vigilante who as his name states, goes around punching thugs with knuckledusters.

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** The ''Manga/VigilanteMyHeroAcademiaIllegals'' spin-off has Knuckle Duster, a [[BadassNormal non-powered]] vigilante who as his name states, goes around punching thugs with knuckledusters.looks like Marv from Sin City and prowls the alleyways beating up criminals.
29th Jan '18 9:12:21 PM nombretomado
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** ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'', by Mark Waid and Alex Ross, was in part a savage denouncement of Nineties Anti-Heroes, and was one of the things that caused the changeover from UsefulNotes/{{the Dark Age|of Comic Books}} to the ModernAge. One of the themes of the comic was the classic generation of superheroes fighting the violent "modern" heroes. Of course, the "classic" heroes shared some of the blame as well; many became just-as-violent {{Knight Templar}}s attempting to deal with it. The "face" of the anti-heroes, Magog, is practically every [[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks Dark Age]] stereotype rolled into one cybernetic, sacrilegious package (though Waid and Ross admitted a certain fondness for him due to how over-the-top he was). [[spoiler:In a brilliant twist of idealism, Magog realizes how screwed up he is, turns himself in, renounces violence, and is one of the people left alive at the end; in the prose novelization of the story, he becomes the Dean of Students at Paradise Island!]]

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** ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'', by Mark Waid and Alex Ross, was in part a savage denouncement of Nineties Anti-Heroes, and was one of the things that caused the changeover from UsefulNotes/{{the Dark Age|of Comic Books}} to the ModernAge.UsefulNotes/{{the Modern Age|of Comic Books}}. One of the themes of the comic was the classic generation of superheroes fighting the violent "modern" heroes. Of course, the "classic" heroes shared some of the blame as well; many became just-as-violent {{Knight Templar}}s attempting to deal with it. The "face" of the anti-heroes, Magog, is practically every [[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks Dark Age]] stereotype rolled into one cybernetic, sacrilegious package (though Waid and Ross admitted a certain fondness for him due to how over-the-top he was). [[spoiler:In a brilliant twist of idealism, Magog realizes how screwed up he is, turns himself in, renounces violence, and is one of the people left alive at the end; in the prose novelization of the story, he becomes the Dean of Students at Paradise Island!]]
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