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23rd Jun '17 8:52:53 PM Nintendoman01
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* ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'': Goku Black feels that he has one since he comes from a 'higher place' and has 'seen the truth'. He feels no remorse killing billions of mortals in the name of [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans creating a perfect universe]].
3rd Jun '17 11:13:17 AM Malady
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* Played perhaps uncomfortably straight with the Tao in the ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'', which ostensibly always knows just what is required to maintain 'the balance'. So far a few people have coughed but only Strawmen have actually debated against it.

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* ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'': Played perhaps uncomfortably straight with the Tao in the ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'', Tao, which ostensibly always knows guides its Handmaid to do just what is required to maintain 'the balance'. So far However, the Demon Lord of the Hell of Firey Immersion, has hinted that the information Chou received was lies. Whether it was speaking the truth or not, we don't know. The ability to apparently predict the future is also not a few people have coughed original power of the Tao, but only Strawmen have actually debated against it.given by some magical loom and tapestry that we don't know much about.
** The omniscient-seeming Mrs. Potter may also count, though she seems to be more unambiguously on the side of the angels than many of the usual trope examples.
19th May '17 1:49:23 PM DustSnitch
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May overlap with TheExtremistWasRight where the actions genuinely work out for the good of most/all. Compare to InMysteriousWays where the acts tend to be a lot more low key and often not unethical of themselves. Also compare with BlindObedience. Can overlap with GodIsGood, when the supreme being's benevolence and omnipotence are reconciled with the license. If a character attempts to invoke the license only for it to be made clear that it doesn't justify their actions, it's an example of AGodAmI. Related to DesignatedHero.

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May overlap with TheExtremistWasRight where the actions genuinely work out for the good of most/all. Compare to InMysteriousWays where the acts tend to be a lot more low key and often not unethical of themselves. Also compare with BlindObedience. Can overlap with GodIsGood, when the supreme being's benevolence and omnipotence are reconciled with the license. If a character attempts to invoke the license only for it to be made clear that it doesn't justify their actions, it's an example of AGodAmI. Related to DesignatedHero.
25th Apr '17 11:53:48 AM DustSnitch
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May overlap with TheExtremistWasRight where the actions genuinely work out for the good of most/all. Compare to InMysteriousWays where the acts tend to be a lot more low key and often not unethical of themselves. Also compare with BlindObedience. Can overlap with GodIsGood, when the supreme being's benevolence and omnipotence are reconciled with the license. Related to DesignatedHero.

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May overlap with TheExtremistWasRight where the actions genuinely work out for the good of most/all. Compare to InMysteriousWays where the acts tend to be a lot more low key and often not unethical of themselves. Also compare with BlindObedience. Can overlap with GodIsGood, when the supreme being's benevolence and omnipotence are reconciled with the license. If a character attempts to invoke the license only for it to be made clear that it doesn't justify their actions, it's an example of AGodAmI. Related to DesignatedHero.
25th Apr '17 11:49:48 AM DustSnitch
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May overlap with TheExtremistWasRight where the actions genuinely work out for the good of most/all. Compare to InMysteriousWays where the acts tend to be a lot more low key and often not unethical of themselves. Also compare with BlindObedience. Contrast GodIsGood, when the supreme being is genuinely benevolent. Related to DesignatedHero. Can sometimes stray into UnfortunateImplications territory.

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May overlap with TheExtremistWasRight where the actions genuinely work out for the good of most/all. Compare to InMysteriousWays where the acts tend to be a lot more low key and often not unethical of themselves. Also compare with BlindObedience. Contrast Can overlap with GodIsGood, when the supreme being is genuinely benevolent.being's benevolence and omnipotence are reconciled with the license. Related to DesignatedHero. Can sometimes stray into UnfortunateImplications territory.
25th Apr '17 11:47:48 AM DustSnitch
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If the heroes were to attempt anything resembling these actions, they would be [[WhatTheHellHero called on it]] by their manipulated "friends" and [[LaserGuidedKarma punished]] by the plot for their [[{{Pride}} arrogance]]. This trope is defied (their license revoked) when the heroes [[RageAgainstTheHeavens rebel against them]] for playing God.

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If the heroes were to attempt anything resembling these actions, they would be [[WhatTheHellHero called on it]] by their manipulated "friends" and [[LaserGuidedKarma punished]] by the plot for their [[{{Pride}} arrogance]]. This trope is defied (their license revoked) when the heroes [[RageAgainstTheHeavens rebel against them]] for [[AGodAmI playing God.
God]].
7th Apr '17 11:36:06 AM Willbyr
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* Akihiko Kayaba from ''SwordArtOnline'' experiments on a perfect virtual reality by trapping 10,000 people in a place where [[FinalDeath if they killed in-geme, they also die in real life]]; and then he [[spoiler: [[KillerGameMaster actively disguises himself into a guild leader to lead them to their doom]]]] with an [[MotiveDecay implied]] hope that TheChosenOne would emerge and "break the system". Not only that he's EasilyForgiven for all his miserable deeds, but he returns at the season finale as a SpiritAdvisor. In the sequel, he is literary considered a respectful ''father of VRMMORPG'' by the main characters. Granted, it helps that he was never really [[CardCarryingVillain an asshole about it]], helped them out at several points, and often came across as the LesserOfTwoEvils when facing off against the newest BigBad.
* The Truth from FullmetalAlchemist. Yes, he punishes those that try to unlock the secrets of the universe, reverse death, and attain ultimate power by taking away limbs, reproductive organs, entire bodies, and even somebody's entire being, but it's ultimately because he wants people to just make do with the lives they have and appreciate the gift they've been given.

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* Akihiko Kayaba from ''SwordArtOnline'' ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'' experiments on a perfect virtual reality by trapping 10,000 people in a place where [[FinalDeath if they killed in-geme, they also die in real life]]; and then he [[spoiler: [[KillerGameMaster actively disguises himself into a guild leader to lead them to their doom]]]] with an [[MotiveDecay implied]] hope that TheChosenOne would emerge and "break the system". Not only that he's EasilyForgiven for all his miserable deeds, but he returns at the season finale as a SpiritAdvisor. In the sequel, he is literary considered a respectful ''father of VRMMORPG'' by the main characters. Granted, it helps that he was never really [[CardCarryingVillain an asshole about it]], helped them out at several points, and often came across as the LesserOfTwoEvils when facing off against the newest BigBad.
* The Truth from FullmetalAlchemist.''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''. Yes, he punishes those that try to unlock the secrets of the universe, reverse death, and attain ultimate power by taking away limbs, reproductive organs, entire bodies, and even somebody's entire being, but it's ultimately because he wants people to just make do with the lives they have and appreciate the gift they've been given.



* ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' villain ComicBook/{{Mystique}} had a psychic lover for most of Creator/ChrisClaremont's run, who, according to his own {{Retcon}}, drove Mystique's [[NecessarilyEvil apparently evil]] actions until driving her insane by dying.

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* ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' ''Comicbook/XMen'' villain ComicBook/{{Mystique}} had a psychic lover for most of Creator/ChrisClaremont's run, who, according to his own {{Retcon}}, drove Mystique's [[NecessarilyEvil apparently evil]] actions until driving her insane by dying.
6th Apr '17 8:57:20 AM hszmv1
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** Lampshaded in the second episode where God tells Joan to join AP Chemistry. Joan becomes partners with Grace and Adam and invites them over to her house for a study session. Adam recognizes Joan's father (the police chief) who his dad works for as head of the police impound lot. Joan's mother looks at the stock at the lot and finds that there is a car with hand controls which will give mobility to their paralyzed son, which in turn starts to break him out of his depression. When Joan points this out and who she got what God was trying to teach her, God further explains that this isn't a vacuum. All of those actions will have an effect on the world that Joan couldn't begin to understand and it was all because she did something as simple as sign up for a new class, handily demonstrating to the viewers what would happen for the rest of the series.
13th Mar '17 6:55:55 PM Scabbard
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* The Great Dragon in ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' has advised/ordered Merlin to do some ''incredibly'' dodgy stuff, including letting a child die and poisoning a terrified woman. Sometimes he obeys, sometimes he doesn't -- but either way it usually it turns out bad for Merlin.

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* The Great Dragon in ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' has advised/ordered Merlin to do some ''incredibly'' dodgy stuff, including letting a child die and poisoning a terrified woman. Sometimes he obeys, sometimes he doesn't -- but either way it usually it turns out bad for Merlin.
7th Mar '17 10:13:40 AM marcoasalazarm
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** Reed Richards exemplifies the trope again during the ''ComicBook/CivilWar'' with a sort of Marvel universe variant on the central concept of Creator/IsaacAsimov's Foundation series', the fictional mathematical science of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychohistory_(fictional) psychohistory]] (wherein one can, with enough time and mathematical expertise, predict the generalized "future history" of mankind through mathematical formulae). [[spoiler:Using his new mathematical science, Reed Richards discovers that if the new SuperhumanRegistrationAct, which would require all superhumans to register their identities with the government regardless if they rely on the identities' secrecy for their own or loved ones' safety, doesn't pass and come into law the resulting fallout would lead to the deaths of "billions". This discovery is what prompts Reed's decision to support the act.]]

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** Reed Richards exemplifies the trope again during the ''ComicBook/CivilWar'' with a sort of Marvel universe variant on the central concept of Creator/IsaacAsimov's Foundation series', the fictional mathematical science of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychohistory_(fictional) psychohistory]] (wherein one can, with enough time and mathematical expertise, predict the generalized "future history" of mankind through mathematical formulae). [[spoiler:Using his new mathematical science, Reed Richards discovers that if the new SuperhumanRegistrationAct, which would require all superhumans to register their identities with the government regardless if they rely on the identities' secrecy for their own or loved ones' safety, doesn't pass and come into law the resulting fallout would lead to the deaths of "billions". This discovery is what prompts Reed's decision to support the act.]]]] A couple of supplementary stories have people telling Reed point-blank that human nature is the biggest SpannerInTheWorks of any possible psychohistorical theory and he needs to take more heed on that detail, [[spoiler:but not only does Reed not cares about this (even when his wife leaves him because she's fed up with his attitude) because as far as he knows the math checks ok, but a couple of arcs later on provide glimpses of worlds where the SHRA passed (and is still working) without ''any'' issues--and the factor that made such a thing happen was that Reed worked on the SHRA ''all by himself'' (the 616 version conspired alongside Tony Stark and Hank Pym).]]
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