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26th Jun '17 6:28:38 AM Jeduthun
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InvertedTrope of IgnorantOfTheCall, when someone is oblivious to the fact that they're the Hero.
22nd Jun '17 12:54:09 PM MasterHero
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* Franchise/{{Batman}}, [[TheCowl of all people]], gets hit with this trope in ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice''. After seeing Franchise/{{Superman}}'s destructive power in the [[Film/ManOfSteel Battle of Metropolis]], Batman is convinced Superman is a threat to mankind and must be destroyed at all cost. In his mind, he is saving the world from a potential alien dictator. What he would be actually doing is killing a genuinely good man trying to make a difference. He only comes to regret this attitude in the climax.
14th Jun '17 12:46:51 PM ironballs16
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** Heck, in what is arguably his only appearance as an actual character in the series proper, Fire Lord Sozin, the man who started the Hundred Year War, led the attempted genocide of the Air Nomads, and was responsible for most conflicts in the show, came up with it all with nothing but the honest intention of bringing his domain's progress and prosperity to everyone. He even brought up the subject to his best friend, Avatar Roku, protector of good and balance in the world at the time, expecting nothing but joy and support.

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** Heck, in what is arguably his only appearance as an actual character in the series proper, Fire Lord Sozin, the man who started the Hundred Year War, led the attempted genocide of the Air Nomads, and was responsible for most conflicts in the show, came up with it all with nothing but [[WhiteMansBurden the honest intention of bringing his domain's progress and prosperity to everyone.everyone]]. He even brought up the subject to his best friend, Avatar Roku, protector of good and balance in the world at the time, expecting nothing but joy and support.
14th Jun '17 6:25:41 AM Jeduthun
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If the character finally has a revelation that they're evil after all, it's a HeelRealization.
14th Jun '17 6:23:24 AM Jeduthun
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For obvious reasons, Obliviously Evil characters are also very likely to be AffablyEvil.
Not to be confused with ObviouslyEvil.

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For obvious reasons, Obliviously Evil characters are also very likely to be AffablyEvil. \n Not to be confused with ObviouslyEvil.
ObviouslyEvil.

If the character finally has a revelation that they're evil after all, it's a HeelRealization.
28th May '17 9:58:34 AM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* PlayedForLaughs in WebComic/{{Oglaf}}'s strip [[http://oglaf.com/gorek/ Gorek the Magnanimous]]. Gorek goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge, rules the land from a skull fortress surrounded with severed heads on spikes, and declares a reign of blood. At no point does it dawn upon him that this is, y'know, ''evil''.
17th May '17 6:40:51 PM Patcher
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** Joffery Baratheon does usually know when what he's doing is considered bad by other people -- watching their rage is mainly why he enjoys being a outright prick to others. The thing is, he often really doesn't comprehend ''why'' people take issue in the first place, both because he's not that bright and because he's been raised to see that whatever he does is actually OK (if not good) as he outranks everybody and/or if he manages to get away with it unseen. He genuinely struggles to understand moral concepts more complex than MightMakesRight or "[[ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem Because I Said So]]", and usually fails to. His StupidEvil acts have all of their roots solidly in this trope.

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** Joffery Joffrey Baratheon does usually know when what he's doing is considered bad by other people -- watching their rage is mainly why he enjoys being a outright prick to others. The thing is, he often really doesn't comprehend ''why'' people take issue in the first place, both because he's not that bright and because he's been raised to see that whatever he does is actually OK (if not good) as he outranks everybody and/or if he manages to get away with it unseen. He genuinely struggles to understand moral concepts more complex than MightMakesRight or "[[ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem Because I Said So]]", and usually fails to. His StupidEvil acts have all of their roots solidly in this trope.
26th Apr '17 8:29:49 AM Euodiachloris
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** Ask yourself this: in a world with things like psychiatric evaluations and antipsychotic medication, would Aerys II Targaryen ever have become the paranoid pyromaniac who thought murdering two Starks and requesting the head of a third with a side order of a Baratheon would solve things? If the answer is "no", most of his atrocities would have to live here.

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** Ask yourself this: in a world with things like psychiatric evaluations and antipsychotic medication, medication (things Westeros could do with, frankly), would Aerys II "The Mad" Targaryen ever have become the paranoid pyromaniac who thought murdering two Starks and requesting the head of a third with a side order of a Baratheon would solve things? If the answer is "no", then most of his atrocities would have to live here.here, on the grounds that Reason was not at the helm of his ship.
25th Apr '17 2:48:02 PM Euodiachloris
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** Joffery Baratheon does usually know when what he's doing is considered bad by other people -- it's mainly why he enjoys being a outright prick to others. The thing is, he often really doesn't comprehend ''why'', both because he's not that bright and because he's been raised to see that whatever he does is actually OK (if not good) as he outranks everybody and if he manages to get away with it. He genuinely struggles to understand moral concepts more complex than MightMakesRight, and usually fails to. His StupidEvil acts have all of their roots solidly in this trope.

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** Joffery Baratheon does usually know when what he's doing is considered bad by other people -- it's watching their rage is mainly why he enjoys being a outright prick to others. The thing is, he often really doesn't comprehend ''why'', ''why'' people take issue in the first place, both because he's not that bright and because he's been raised to see that whatever he does is actually OK (if not good) as he outranks everybody and and/or if he manages to get away with it. it unseen. He genuinely struggles to understand moral concepts more complex than MightMakesRight, MightMakesRight or "[[ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem Because I Said So]]", and usually fails to. His StupidEvil acts have all of their roots solidly in this trope.trope.
** Ask yourself this: in a world with things like psychiatric evaluations and antipsychotic medication, would Aerys II Targaryen ever have become the paranoid pyromaniac who thought murdering two Starks and requesting the head of a third with a side order of a Baratheon would solve things? If the answer is "no", most of his atrocities would have to live here.
25th Apr '17 2:13:44 PM Dragon101
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* The KnightTemplar, who believes that [[CircularReasoning what they are doing is good because they're the one doing it and they're Good.]]

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* The KnightTemplar, who believes that they are right because they serve a cause or an end that is right
* The TautologicalTemplar,
who believes that [[CircularReasoning what they are doing is good because they're the one doing it and they're Good.]]
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