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22nd Aug '16 1:20:02 AM Spindriver
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* The Novel ''Siege'' from ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' featured an evil shapeshifter Meta. He '''liked''' killing, but he also took money for it, which he spent for various evil things (including buying slaves who he killed ''slowly''. He also slaughtered his last boss.

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* The Novel ''Siege'' from ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' novel ''Siege'' featured an evil shapeshifter Meta. He '''liked''' killing, but he also took money for it, which he spent for various evil things (including buying slaves who he killed ''slowly''. He also slaughtered his last boss.



* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'': In the episode "[[Recap/StarTrekVoyagerS4E21LivingWitness Living Witness]]", the entire ''Voyager'' crew are portrayed like this in a falsified historical representation on an alien planet. Now the "warship ''Voyager''", they were hired by a race called the Vaskans to defeat their enemy the Kyrians. The crew's main mission is still to get back to Earth, but they get so much fun out of killing that they happily torture prisoners to death, shoot unarmed people, and commit genocide.

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''Series/StarTrekVoyager'': In the episode "[[Recap/StarTrekVoyagerS4E21LivingWitness Living Witness]]", the entire ''Voyager'' crew are portrayed like this in a falsified historical representation on an alien planet. Now the "warship ''Voyager''", they were hired by a race called the Vaskans to defeat their enemy the Kyrians. The crew's main mission is still to get back to Earth, but they get so much fun out of killing that they happily torture prisoners to death, shoot unarmed people, and commit genocide.
22nd Aug '16 1:16:16 AM Spindriver
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** In the ''Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}'' comic book, the [[BigBad Kingpin]] used a Psycho For Hire to make a mob hit look like a random killing. Once, it worked -- but another time, the Psycho For Hire got carried away, and the whole thing was blown.

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** In Also, the ''Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}'' comic book, the [[BigBad Kingpin]] used comic's BigBad, Kingpin, will sometimes use a Psycho For Hire to make a mob hit look like a random killing. Once, it worked -- but another time, the Psycho For Hire got carried away, and the whole thing was blown.


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* ''Series/TheNightManager'': AffablyEvil BigBad Richard Roper employs a bodyguard/enforcer/torturer named Frisky. Although Roper mostly keeps him on the leash, Frisky makes it very clear, first in words and later by actions, that he has no qualms about the torturer part of his job, and probably enjoys it.
15th Aug '16 1:43:36 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Emile in ''VideoGame/HaloReach'', blatantly pointed out with the skull carved into his visor. He doesn't care about anything but killing Covenant. Frankly, though, it's a wonder the rest of the [=SPARTAN-IIIs=] aren't like this, what with being war orphans trained as killing machines from, in some cases, the age of ''four'' (and the rest weren't much older).

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Emile in ''VideoGame/HaloReach'', blatantly pointed out with the skull carved into his visor. He While WordOfGod is that some of his sadism is just an act, it's still clear that he doesn't care about anything but killing Covenant. Frankly, though, it's a wonder the rest of the [=SPARTAN-IIIs=] [=Spartan-IIIs=] aren't like this, what with being war orphans trained as killing machines from, in some cases, the age of ''four'' (and the rest weren't much older).
13th Aug '16 1:11:02 PM Morgenthaler
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* Harley and Olaf from ''AnitaBlake''. Harley was a maniac, and Olaf would disassemble his female targets and eat them.

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* Harley and Olaf from ''AnitaBlake''.''Literature/AnitaBlake''. Harley was a maniac, and Olaf would disassemble his female targets and eat them.



* From ''{{Warbreaker}}'' [[spoiler: Tonk Fah. His partner [[MagnificentBastard Denth]] is an aversion, however -- he has his own goals, and is AffablyEvil and somewhat sympathetic]].

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* From ''{{Warbreaker}}'' ''Literature/{{Warbreaker}}'' [[spoiler: Tonk Fah. His partner [[MagnificentBastard Denth]] is an aversion, however -- he has his own goals, and is AffablyEvil and somewhat sympathetic]].
9th Aug '16 7:58:05 PM Willbyr
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* ''{{MAR}}'' has the incredibly sadistic leader of the Zonnens, Saturn.

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* ''{{MAR}}'' ''Manga/{{MAR}}'' has the incredibly sadistic leader of the Zonnens, Saturn.



* Schwartz of ''WeissKreuz'' start out as a team of four Psychos For Hire, since they are the {{Evil Counterpart}}s of the four HitmanWithAHeart protagonists. That they turn on every single one of their employers before the end of the first series illustrates the dangers of employing Psychos For Hire.

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* Schwartz of ''WeissKreuz'' ''Anime/WeissKreuz'' start out as a team of four Psychos For Hire, since they are the {{Evil Counterpart}}s of the four HitmanWithAHeart protagonists. That they turn on every single one of their employers before the end of the first series illustrates the dangers of employing Psychos For Hire.



-->'''Tsukiyomi''':...so can I slice up the people on that ship, then?
-->'''Fate''':...were you even listening? (Not that I daresay you'd have any trouble slicing them up...)

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-->'''Tsukiyomi''':...so can I slice up the people on that ship, then?
-->'''Fate''':...
then?\\
'''Fate''':...
were you even listening? (Not that I daresay you'd have any trouble slicing them up...)



-->'''Bullseye''': I'm going to need to pleasure myself now. You might want to leave the room.
-->'''Kingpin''': [[PrecisionFStrike For fuck's sake]], [[YoureInsane you're insane]]!

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-->'''Bullseye''': I'm going to need to pleasure myself now. You might want to leave the room.
-->'''Kingpin''':
room.\\
'''Kingpin''':
[[PrecisionFStrike For fuck's sake]], [[YoureInsane you're insane]]!
7th Aug '16 5:24:08 PM nombretomado
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* Cheshire from TheDCU. It doesn't get much more psychotic than [[MoralEventHorizon nuking a small country]] just to prove to the world that you're not bluffing -- and ''[[EvilLaugh laughing]]'' while it burns.

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* Cheshire from TheDCU.Franchise/TheDCU. It doesn't get much more psychotic than [[MoralEventHorizon nuking a small country]] just to prove to the world that you're not bluffing -- and ''[[EvilLaugh laughing]]'' while it burns.
29th Jul '16 2:17:24 AM erforce
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-->:'''MATRIX:''' How much are they paying you, [[FaceHeelTurn Bennett]]?
-->:'''BENNETT:''' They offered me a hundred grand. You want to know something? When I found out I could get [[FoeYay my hands on you]], I said I'd do it for nothing.

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-->:'''MATRIX:''' -->'''Matrix:''' How much are they paying you, [[FaceHeelTurn Bennett]]?
-->:'''BENNETT:''' -->'''Bennett:''' They offered me a hundred grand. You want to know something? When I found out I could get [[FoeYay my hands on you]], I said I'd do it for nothing.



* Wison(Jack Palance) in ''{{Shane}}''.
* Leroy from ''Film/MysteryTeam'' has shades of this.
* Isaacs (Tom Hollander) in ''{{Hanna}}''.

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* %%* Wison(Jack Palance) in ''{{Shane}}''.
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Leroy from ''Film/MysteryTeam'' has shades of this.
* %%* Isaacs (Tom Hollander) in ''{{Hanna}}''.''Film/{{Hanna}}''.
26th Jul '16 11:51:06 PM scaredinmate#94
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* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' Trevor Philips Ohhhhh boy does he blend into this trope. His fuse is as short as a match stick, Trevor is the angriest, rage-filled and yet most comical of the three playable men. You could say causing chaos, and wrecking Los Santos as him is a relief after a bad day.

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* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' Trevor Philips Ohhhhh boy does he blend into this trope. His fuse is as short as a match stick, Trevor is the angriest, rage-filled and yet most comical of the three playable men. men, and ''easily the most psychotic protagonist in the entire GTA franchise.'' You could say causing chaos, and wrecking Los Santos as him is a relief after a bad day.
14th Jul '16 10:18:22 PM Dravencour
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** ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'' has Mari Illustrious Makinami. Unlike many of the other examples here, [[CuteAndPsycho she's a genuinely nice girl as long as you don't let her anywhere near an EVA]]. When she does, then she fits this trope like a hand on a glove.

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** ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'' has Mari Illustrious Makinami. Unlike many of the other examples here, [[CuteAndPsycho she's a genuinely nice girl as long as you don't let her anywhere near an EVA]]. When she does, then she fits this trope like a hand on in a glove.



*** Envy could have been lying, though, as Envy is wont to do, and the anime never really covered Envy's backstoy, or his relationship with Dante. We know his true identity, and... pretty much nothing else.

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*** Envy could have been lying, though, as Envy is wont to do, and the anime never really covered Envy's backstoy, backstory, or his relationship with Dante. We know his true identity, and... pretty much nothing else.
14th Jul '16 10:15:04 PM Dravencour
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Contrast the more realistic SerialKiller, who doesn't flaunt it, and the less realistic HeroicComedicSociopath who hangs around heroes and whose sadistic games are treated as wacky hijinx for the sake of comedy. As various examples of the latter may testify, it is all too possible for a character to sit on the fence. If two Psychos For Hire are paired together, they might be ThoseTwoBadGuys. If the Psycho isn't for hire, he's doing it ForTheEvulz. The all but canonical alignment for these type of characters are NeutralEvil; ChaoticEvil characters of this type usually go [[SerialKiller "freelance"]]; and LawfulEvil is typically [[PrivateMilitaryContractors more]] [[ProfessionalKiller professional]].

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Contrast the more realistic SerialKiller, who doesn't flaunt it, and the less realistic HeroicComedicSociopath who hangs around heroes and whose sadistic games are treated as wacky hijinx for the sake of comedy. As various examples of the latter may testify, it is all too possible for a character to sit on the fence. If two Psychos For Hire are paired together, they might be ThoseTwoBadGuys. If the Psycho isn't for hire, he's doing it ForTheEvulz. The all but canonical alignment for these type of characters are NeutralEvil; ChaoticEvil characters of this type usually go [[SerialKiller "freelance"]]; and LawfulEvil is typically [[PrivateMilitaryContractors more]] [[ProfessionalKiller professional]].
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