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20th Sep '17 9:11:30 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series, the Dark Brotherhood is [[AlwaysChaoticEvil a death cult filled with thrillkillers]] who traditionally accept a fee for their murders. In ''Daggerfall'', ''Oblivion'', and ''Skyrim'', the player gets many opportunities to be the PsychoForHire.
** Likewise, ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' and ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' grant the player several such opportunities.

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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series, the Dark Brotherhood is [[AlwaysChaoticEvil Brotherhood, an illegal [[MurderInc organization of assassins]] whose membership mostly takes a death cult filled with thrillkillers]] sadistic glee in killing and who traditionally practice a ReligionOfEvil. They [[EqualOpportunityEvil accept a fee for their murders. In anyone]] willing to kill on command and who has shown at least some skill in doing so. This eclectic mix of talented killers still tends to [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits be very effective at what they do]], right up to having [[TheKingslayer assassinated the Emperor of Tamriel]]. They're joinable in ''Daggerfall'', ''Oblivion'', and ''Skyrim'', the player gets and their questlines provide many opportunities for the PlayerCharacter to be the PsychoForHire.
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Likewise, ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' and ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' grant the player several such opportunities.
17th Sep '17 11:44:23 AM Dravencour
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** There's another example in Alucard - a vampire, by his own admission worse than what he fights, a nightmarish sadist who loves to terrify and then rip his enemies apart (frequently eating them) with totally overwhelming power, and he's got an impressive EvilLaugh of his own. But he's an unusual example in that he works for the good guys, and that he is unambiguously, ''absolutely'' loyal to his boss, Integra. Which just means he massacres threats to her with even greater glee.

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** There's another example in Alucard himself qualifies big-time - he's a vampire, by his own admission worse than what he fights, a nightmarish sadist who loves to terrify and then rip his enemies apart (frequently eating them) with totally overwhelming power, and he's got an impressive EvilLaugh of his own. But he's an unusual example in that he works for the good guys, and that he is unambiguously, ''absolutely'' loyal to his boss, Integra. Which just means he massacres threats to her with even greater glee.
1st Sep '17 5:14:04 AM Doug86
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* Hexadecimal from ''ReBoot''. She sows mayhem mainly for her own amusement [[spoiler: and possibly to get Bob's attention.]]

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* Hexadecimal from ''ReBoot''.''WesternAnimation/ReBoot''. She sows mayhem mainly for her own amusement [[spoiler: and possibly to get Bob's attention.]]
27th Aug '17 8:16:28 AM Sleeping_Beauty
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** A non-Dragon example is the BigBad Francisco Scaramanga from ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun''. He's a ProfessionalKiller who doesn't care whom he kills, even those who ''hire'' him.
18th Aug '17 8:32:53 AM VisitorAlex
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* Captain Espinoza from ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption''. After defeating a rebel platoon in Tesoro Azul, he orders the village burnt and the deceased rebels' wives kidnapped and (most likely) raped to send a message to surviving rebels.


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* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'': Aku's enforcers cause devastation and carnage on a daily basis, '''even without his direct involvement'''. Atrocities are pretty common in Aku's rule.
** Scaramouche is a RoboticPsychopath who remorselessly slaughtered an innocent village filled with men, women and children.
** The Dominator is a sadistic TortureTechnician who gleefully slaughtered a peaceful village, robs its children, and forced them into a violent frenzy.
15th Aug '17 4:38:45 PM SolidTrig
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** Red Grant from ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove''. In the book he's an Irish serial killer who is recruited by SMERSH to become their top assassin, while in the movie he's convicted murderer who escapes prison to work for SPECTRE. Either way, he's probably the most terrifying psychopath that Bond ever faces. Every time he appears, someone dies.

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** Red Grant from ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove''. In the book he's an Irish serial killer SerialKiller who is recruited by SMERSH to become their top assassin, while in the movie he's a convicted murderer who escapes prison to work for SPECTRE. Either way, he's probably the most terrifying psychopath that Bond ever faces. Every time he appears, someone dies.
15th Aug '17 4:37:48 PM SolidTrig
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** Red Grant from ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove''.

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** Red Grant from ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove''. In the book he's an Irish serial killer who is recruited by SMERSH to become their top assassin, while in the movie he's convicted murderer who escapes prison to work for SPECTRE. Either way, he's probably the most terrifying psychopath that Bond ever faces. Every time he appears, someone dies.
9th Aug '17 9:16:44 PM TheBigBopper
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* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'': Wyald is an ape-like Apostle who serves the King of Midland as the leader of the Black Dog Knights, an ArmyOfThievesAndWhores consisting of the most heinous condemned criminals in Midland. No one knows where he came from or how he got in prison in the first place, but when the King of Midland announced the creation of the Black Dog Knights, Wyald stepped forward from the assembled criminals and asked to be made leader if he could prove himself the strongest. With the King giving his assent, Wyald proceeded to kill the next-strongest guy in a gruesome and inexplicable way, after which no one dared to challenge his authority. Under Wyald's leadership the Black Dog Knights quickly became infamous for RapePillageAndBurn, visiting their depravities on the king's subjects as well as the enemies, but because of their military usefulness the King kept them garissoned on the frontier, far away from the population and the regular army. Wyald lives by a motto of hedonism, "enjoyment and excitement", which for him includes things like raping a teenage farm girl, chopping her to pieces along with her whole family, and sticking their body parts on pikes. He is also a BadBoss, forcing his men to throw away their lives in suicidal attacks because they know he will kill them for showing the slightest instinct for self-preservation or hesitating to do whatever he orders, no matter how stupid and unreasonable. The fact that he allowed himself to be imprisoned in the first place and continues to serve the king of Midland despite his monstrous power suggests that he plays along for the fun of it, and he doesn't mind the arrangement as long as he's allowed to rape and slaughter as much as he wants.
3rd Aug '17 2:40:27 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Kurodou "Dr. Jackal" Akabane and Takuma "The Enlightened" Fudou in ''GetBackers''. Both of them tend to get sidetracked from their mission when they get too excited about fighting Ban / Ginji.

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* Kurodou "Dr. Jackal" Akabane and Takuma "The Enlightened" Fudou in ''GetBackers''.''Manga/GetBackers''. Both of them tend to get sidetracked from their mission when they get too excited about fighting Ban / Ginji.
28th Jul '17 11:26:59 AM Divra
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* The {{Anti Hero}}es of ''VideoGame/KaneAndLynch: Dead Men'', with Lynch being a literal example as a schizophrenic who may or may not have been responsible for killing his wife.
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