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8th Nov '17 11:11:42 AM MasterN
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* The BigBad of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' justifies thier [[ManipulativeBastard manipulations]], [[BreakTheCutie psychological torture]], and what is effectively mass-murder by claiming that [[spoiler: extracting humanityís despair is necessary to [[WellIntentionedExtremist save the universe from heat death]]]]. In fact, it [[ObliviouslyEvil sees nothing wrong with what itís doing]] because it [[EvilCannotComprehendGood literally canít understand]] [[BlueAndOrangeMorality why humans object to being made disposable pawns.]]
8th Nov '17 10:56:30 AM MasterN
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* Sailor Pluto from ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', particularly in {{fanon}}. Fanon also tends to have Pluto called on this, frequently in the form of losing her powers ([[FunnyAneurysmMoment oh]], [[PlutoIsExpendable the irony]]).

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* Sailor Pluto from ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', particularly in {{fanon}}. Fanon also tends to have Pluto called on this, frequently in the form of losing her powers ([[FunnyAneurysmMoment oh]], ([[HilariousInHindsight what a]] [[PlutoIsExpendable the irony]]).coincidence]]).
17th Oct '17 7:20:49 PM IamTheCaligula
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* Zigzagged with Yukari Yakumo from the ''Videogame/TouhouProject''. As the founder, protector and benefactor of [[FantasyKitchenSink Gensoukyou]], everything she does is for the realm's sake... However, Gensoukyou is a FantasticNatureReserve, meaning the well-being of its [[OurMonstersAreDifferent Monsters]], {{Youkai}} and FairFolk is more important than the well-being of its humans, who are considered [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve superstition-and-faith livestock]] ''at best'', to say nothing of the humans from ''outside'' Gensoukyou who are treated as ''regular'' livestock for the realm's many [[ToServeMan man-eaters]]. Further complicating matters is Yukari's own refusal to explain or justify her own actions, leaving other characters to shakily ''hope'' that she has an omniscient morality license... That said, even if Yukari ''has'' a morality license, it's not written with black letters on white paper, but rather [[BlueAndOrangeMorality orange letters on blue paper.]]
** In {{fanfic}}s, Eirin also plays this card whenever she's [[AWizardDidIt the instigator of whatever plot]] behind [[ConflictBall the battle royale of the day]].

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* Zigzagged with Yukari Yakumo from the ''Videogame/TouhouProject''. As the founder, protector and benefactor of [[FantasyKitchenSink Gensoukyou]], everything she does is for the realm's sake... However, Gensoukyou is a FantasticNatureReserve, meaning the well-being of its [[OurMonstersAreDifferent Monsters]], {{Youkai}} and FairFolk is more important than the well-being of its humans, who are considered [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve superstition-and-faith livestock]] ''at best'', to say nothing of the humans from ''outside'' Gensoukyou who are treated as ''regular'' livestock for the realm's many [[ToServeMan man-eaters]]. Further complicating matters is Yukari's own refusal to explain or justify her own actions, leaving other characters to shakily merely ''hope'' that she has an omniscient morality license... That said, even if Yukari she ''has'' a morality license, one, it's not written with black letters on white paper, but rather [[BlueAndOrangeMorality orange letters on blue paper.]]
** In {{fanfic}}s, Eirin also plays this card whenever she's [[AWizardDidIt the instigator of whatever plot]] plot's]] behind [[ConflictBall the battle royale of the day]].
12th Oct '17 7:57:45 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/LarryNiven's ''[[Literature/KnownSpace Protector]]'', the Pak Protector Phssthpok feeds the Tree-of-Life fruit to human Jack Brennan, causing Brennan to metamorphose into a superintelligent Protector himself, and then immediately starts laying down instructions about what Brennan has to do to save the human race from a Pak invasion. At one point, as Brennan recounts it later, he is about to protest, "Don't I have any choice?" And then, before he can even get the words out, immediately realizes, "No, I don't have any choice. I'm too intelligent."

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* In Creator/LarryNiven's ''[[Literature/KnownSpace Protector]]'', ''Literature/{{Protector}}'', the Pak Protector Phssthpok feeds the Tree-of-Life fruit to human Jack Brennan, causing Brennan to metamorphose into a superintelligent Protector himself, and then immediately starts laying down instructions about what Brennan has to do to save the human race from a Pak invasion. At one point, as Brennan recounts it later, he is about to protest, "Don't I have any choice?" And then, before he can even get the words out, immediately realizes, "No, I don't have any choice. I'm too intelligent."
28th Aug '17 8:59:15 PM thatother1dude
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* The protagonist of pretty much any Bioware game can be like this, given the amount of questionable or outright evil moral choices available. ''But'' the protagonist is the only person who can save the world/galaxy/kingdom/etc. and though you can get called out on it, you won't get sacked from universe saving for killing off half the races in a game and you will still ultimately be the hero.
28th Aug '17 8:44:14 PM thatother1dude
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'': Nox committed atrocities for two hundred years, collecting Wakfu (life energy) to power a spell to turn back time and save his family. He collected what he thought would be enough, believing that whatever he had done would be undone once time was turned back. [[spoiler: That would have been a much happier ending. It only took him back twenty minutes.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'': Nox committed atrocities for two hundred years, collecting Wakfu (life energy) to power a spell to turn back time and save his family. He collected what he thought would be enough, believing that whatever he had done would be undone once time was turned back. [[spoiler: That would have been a much happier ending. [[WrongTimeTravelSavvy It only took him back back]] [[AllForNothing twenty minutes.minutes]].]]
28th Aug '17 8:43:24 PM thatother1dude
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* WordOfGod is that ''WesternAnimation/UncleGrandpa'' [[ShrugOfGod may or may not]] have this, and that his seeming idiocy and recklessness [[ShrugOfGod may or may not]] actually be all part of his plan.

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* WordOfGod is that The creators of ''WesternAnimation/UncleGrandpa'' [[ShrugOfGod may or may not]] have this, and that stated his seeming idiocy and recklessness [[ShrugOfGod may or may not]] actually be all part of his plan.plan to improve children's lives.
28th Aug '17 8:33:06 PM thatother1dude
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* ''WesternAnimation/Wakfu'' had Nox, who committed atrocities for two hundred years, collecting Wakfu (life energy) to power a spell to turn back time and save his family. He collected what he thought would be enough, believing that whatever attrocities he had done would be undone once time was turned back. [[spoiler: That would have been a much happier ending. It only took him back twenty minutes.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/Wakfu'' had Nox, who ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'': Nox committed atrocities for two hundred years, collecting Wakfu (life energy) to power a spell to turn back time and save his family. He collected what he thought would be enough, believing that whatever attrocities he had done would be undone once time was turned back. [[spoiler: That would have been a much happier ending. It only took him back twenty minutes.]]
16th Jul '17 11:25:21 AM nombretomado
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* Hathor of the ''Literature/TentyrianLegacy'' can predict the next two thousand+ years with perfect accuracy. Attempts to interfere with her visions go badly. This, despite the fact the Tentyrians would dearly love to prevent some of the events she predicts like WW2.

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* Hathor of the ''Literature/TentyrianLegacy'' can predict the next two thousand+ years with perfect accuracy. Attempts to interfere with her visions go badly. This, despite the fact the Tentyrians would dearly love to prevent some of the events she predicts like WW2.[=WW2=].
6th Jul '17 12:19:34 PM DarkHunter
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* Averted in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'': after Trunks' first time travel and after he has warned the heroes about the incoming threat of the Androids, Bulma suggests seeking out Dr. Gero, the Androids' creator, and kill him before he can enact his plan, which they ''know for sure'' he will enact. Goku refuses, partly because he wants to fight the Androids, and partly because he doesn't think it's right to kill someone who still hasn't done anything bad (forgetting that Gero was the lead scientist of the Red Ribbon Army, and so most of their tech was probably built by him).

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* Averted in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'': after Trunks' first time travel and after he has warned the heroes about the incoming threat of the Androids, Bulma suggests seeking out Dr. Gero, the Androids' creator, and kill killing him before he can enact his plan, which they ''know for sure'' he will enact. Goku refuses, partly because he wants to fight the Androids, and partly because he doesn't think it's right to kill someone who still hasn't ''technically'' done anything bad wrong yet (forgetting that Gero was the lead scientist of the Red Ribbon Army, and so most of their tech was probably built by him).
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