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27th Feb '17 10:05:33 AM RanveerSidhu
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** Roose Bolton is also extremely pragmatic, with his preference for "a quiet land and a quiet people". This leads to some annoyance with his son Ramsey's open and increasingly inconvenient sadism. He gets a Crowning Moment Of Pragmatic Villainy after his son expresses a desire to flay a related(ish) noblewoman, who quite openly doesn't like him, and make her skin into footwear. She's actually a usefully sharp political ally, a consistent Stark-hater ''and'' has a decently manned, equipped and trained levy-army with a sound cavalry wing, so...

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** Roose Bolton is also extremely pragmatic, with his preference for "a quiet peaceful land and a quiet people". This leads to some annoyance with his son Ramsey's open and increasingly inconvenient sadism. He gets a Crowning Moment Of Pragmatic Villainy after his son expresses a desire to flay a related(ish) noblewoman, who quite openly doesn't like him, and make her skin into footwear. She's actually a usefully sharp political ally, a consistent Stark-hater ''and'' has a decently manned, equipped and trained levy-army with a sound cavalry wing, so...
23rd Feb '17 9:27:36 PM Eddy1215
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* Both Cooler and his deceased mother display various shades of pragmatism in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11767392/1/Frigid-Future Frigid Future]]''. Cooler is willing to work the the Earthlings then later Gohan because the former knows the androids better and the latter is the only one strong enough to help him kill them. He still wants to kill Gohan as well, but is willing to put their fight on hold until the androids pay for first killing Goku (and denying Cooler his revenge) then later destroying his ship and stranding him on Earth. His mother, Empress Arctiza imprisoned Freeza for destroying a planet under her protection and cited his foolishness for doing so, as destroying a planet negates the point of conquering it in the first place.

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* Both Cooler and his deceased mother display various shades of pragmatism in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11767392/1/Frigid-Future Frigid Future]]''. Cooler is willing to work the with the Earthlings then later Gohan because the former knows the androids better and the latter is the only one strong enough to help him kill them. He still wants to kill Gohan as well, but is willing to put their fight on hold until the androids pay for first killing Goku (and denying Cooler his revenge) then later destroying his ship and stranding him on Earth. His mother, Empress Arctiza imprisoned Freeza for destroying a planet under her protection and cited his foolishness for doing so, as destroying a planet negates the point of conquering it in the first place.
23rd Feb '17 7:43:44 PM TheSinful
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* Both Cooler and his deceased mother display various shades of pragmatism in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11767392/1/Frigid-Future Frigid Future]]''. Cooler is willing to work the the Earthlings then later Gohan because the former knows the androids better and the latter is the only one strong enough to help him kill them. He still wants to kill Gohan as well, but is willing to put their fight on hold until the androids pay for first killing Goku (and denying Cooler his revenge) then later destroying his ship and stranding him on Earth. His mother, Empress Arctiza imprisoned Freeza for destroying a planet under her protection and cited his foolishness for doing so, as destroying a planet negates the point of conquering it in the first place.
15th Feb '17 3:52:05 AM Yukianesa
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** The Dark Eldar was made into this to explain how a bunch of NeutralEvil backstabbers were still alive after 20,000 years.

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** The Dark Eldar was made into this to explain how a bunch of NeutralEvil backstabbers were still alive after 20,000 years. [[MarsNeedsWomen Commorragh Needs Slaves]] for their labour and for their souls, and if kabals keep up their treacherous antics during a raid then they risk the downfall of their whole society. Of course, once the slaves are safely back in Commorragh then your peers are fair game... and so are you.
30th Jan '17 7:53:27 AM ztyran
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* ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'': The Tri-Predacus Council, leaders of the majority of all Predacons, sends an agent to prehistoric Earth to aid the Maximals and capture Megatron, whom they declared a dangerous criminal. They, like Megatron himself, still want to take over Cybertron and spark a second interstellar war, but would prefer to do so through subtle manipulations and waiting for the opportune moment. [[spoiler: That and Megatron's [[MakeWrongWhatOnceWentRight plan]] is too reckless even for them to consider.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'': The Tri-Predacus Council, leaders of the majority of all Predacons, sends an agent to prehistoric Earth to aid the Maximals and capture Megatron, whom they declared a dangerous criminal. They, like Megatron himself, still want to take over Cybertron and spark a second interstellar war, but would prefer to do so through subtle manipulations and waiting for the opportune moment. [[spoiler: That and Megatron's [[MakeWrongWhatOnceWentRight plan]] is too reckless even for them to consider. The plan also makes Blackarachnia defect in order to save her own life as it would destroy all Maximals which is what her protoform was.]]
26th Jan '17 6:53:49 PM Premonition45
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* ''Film/LicenceToKill'': This is Franz Sanchez's entire philosophy, such as preferring to pay off politicians and the police rather than violently threatening them because eventually, [[IOwnThisTown he'd have them under his control, which will help his drug cartel work freely]]. He gradually slips out of it because of Bond's manipulations.
23rd Jan '17 11:11:55 PM NoxSky12599
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** Roose Bolton is furious at his son Ramsay's torture of Theon Greyjoy into madness - because it has destroyed Theon's usefulness to him as a valuable hostage.

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** Roose Bolton is furious at his son Ramsay's torture and mutilation of Theon Greyjoy into madness - because it has destroyed Theon's usefulness to him as a valuable hostage.hostage. Roose also points out that Ramsay's habit of offering mercy to enemies who surrender, then torturing and executing them anyway, means that now ''no one'' is willing to surrender to them.
23rd Jan '17 4:57:27 AM jakethecap
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*** Pentex does every underhanded thing you'd ever expect from the most stereotypical "eeeeeeeeeeeevil corporation" ever, but they do have some rules - and they ''are'', first and foremost, a business. One of the guys who ran their electronics division thought it would be a good idea to stuff as many evil spirits as possible into his company's goods; the thing is, that meant they didn't ''work'', or at least not well enough to sell. Rumor has it he ended up [[ImAHumanitarian the main course]] at his replacement's welcome luau.

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*** Pentex does every underhanded thing you'd ever expect from the most stereotypical "eeeeeeeeeeeevil corporation" ever, but they do have some rules - and they ''are'', first and foremost, a business. One of the guys who ran their electronics division thought it would be a good idea to stuff as many evil spirits as possible into his company's goods; the thing is, that meant they didn't ''work'', or at least not well enough to sell. Rumor has it he ended up [[ImAHumanitarian the main course]] at his replacement's welcome luau.lunch.
13th Jan '17 9:29:18 PM Doug86
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* In ''MiracleOn34thStreet'', Macy goes along with Kris's "send people to other stores because Macy's doesn't have it/doesn't have a good enough version of it" because it will make the store seem like a nice and friendly place, insuring greater profit. It leads to an arms race with Gimbels over who could be the "customer friendliest" store.

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* In ''MiracleOn34thStreet'', ''Film/MiracleOnThirtyFourthStreet'', Macy goes along with Kris's "send people to other stores because Macy's doesn't have it/doesn't have a good enough version of it" because it will make the store seem like a nice and friendly place, insuring greater profit. It leads to an arms race with Gimbels over who could be the "customer friendliest" store.
9th Jan '17 4:32:22 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/{{Vampirella}}'': In the Harris run this is brought up by one of Von Kreist's bosses after he reports to him that he managed to land a crashing plane on top of a children's playground. He doesn't seem to object to Von Kreist's action because of any moral qualms, just the lack of professionalism.
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