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2nd Dec '16 4:35:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/TheDevilsRejects'', Sheriff Wydell hires the a pair of psychotic bounty hunters called the Unholy Two and sics them on the AxeCrazy, mass-murdering Firefly family. The Unholy Two are so BadAss that they actually win the showdown without breaking much of a sweat.

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* In ''Film/TheDevilsRejects'', Sheriff Wydell hires the a pair of psychotic bounty hunters called the Unholy Two and sics them on the AxeCrazy, mass-murdering Firefly family. The Unholy Two are so BadAss badass that they actually win the showdown without breaking much of a sweat.
20th Nov '16 1:51:23 AM Morgenthaler
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** Gauron who actually had to be restrained from killing the pilot on an airplane he was hijacking, even when none of the other terrorists ''could fly the plane''. He's been shown to also [[TriggerHappy shoot and kill]] his employers when they say things that irritate him. Furthermore, while utilizing a Lambda Driver seems to drive another terrorist into a [[AxCrazy kind of delusional psychosis]], Gauron doesn't seem at all changed by his experiences with it, suggesting he's ''already'' that crazy. Add in his [[spoiler:intentionally brutal execution and gruesome display of Sousuke's comrades]] just to [[InLoveWithYourCarnage attempt to "wake up" the perfect killing machine he remembers Sousuke being]], and the psychosis is rather clear. However, his sheer ''personality'' while doing this (such as utilizing his infamous "bang" finger pose to trigger his AS's Lambda Driver) have had some people torn between whether he's in MoralEventHorizon territory or an utter {{badass}}.

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** Gauron who actually had to be restrained from killing the pilot on an airplane he was hijacking, even when none of the other terrorists ''could fly the plane''. He's been shown to also [[TriggerHappy shoot and kill]] his employers when they say things that irritate him. Furthermore, while utilizing a Lambda Driver seems to drive another terrorist into a [[AxCrazy kind of delusional psychosis]], Gauron doesn't seem at all changed by his experiences with it, suggesting he's ''already'' that crazy. Add in his [[spoiler:intentionally brutal execution and gruesome display of Sousuke's comrades]] just to [[InLoveWithYourCarnage attempt to "wake up" the perfect killing machine he remembers Sousuke being]], and the psychosis is rather clear. However, his sheer ''personality'' while doing this (such as utilizing his infamous "bang" finger pose to trigger his AS's Lambda Driver) have had some people torn between whether he's in MoralEventHorizon territory or an utter {{badass}}.badass.
13th Nov '16 5:33:50 PM nombretomado
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* The {{Anti Hero}}es of ''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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* The {{Anti Hero}}es of ''KaneAndLynch: ''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.
12th Nov '16 1:10:23 PM nombretomado
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* JohnnyCash plays one of these (a mad, [[TheCastShowoff guitar-playing]] hitman) in ''Five Minutes to Live''. In some areas, the film was actually marketed as ''Door-to-Door Psycho''.

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* JohnnyCash Music/JohnnyCash plays one of these (a mad, [[TheCastShowoff guitar-playing]] hitman) in ''Five Minutes to Live''. In some areas, the film was actually marketed as ''Door-to-Door Psycho''.
11th Oct '16 4:01:09 PM nombretomado
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* Pegleg Pete from various [[ClassicDisneyShorts Disney]] properties often functions as hired muscle for a smarter villain, like Sylvester Shyster, Eli Squinch, or Agent Von Weasel. In service to all three, he's shown easy willingness to try killing Mickey Mouse and his friends, with any weapon from rifles to propellers to his own fists.

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* Pegleg Pete from various [[ClassicDisneyShorts [[WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts Disney]] properties often functions as hired muscle for a smarter villain, like Sylvester Shyster, Eli Squinch, or Agent Von Weasel. In service to all three, he's shown easy willingness to try killing Mickey Mouse and his friends, with any weapon from rifles to propellers to his own fists.
8th Oct '16 9:31:43 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{Buffyverse}}'':

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19th Sep '16 8:21:42 PM Terrible_Cage
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* Bounty hunter Solo from ''VideoGame/{{Strider}}'', specially in the 2014 entry. While in the first two games he's a ConsummateProfessional more interesting in finishing a contract and keeping his reputation as the strongest, the 2014 game added a much more sadistic personality to the mix, exemplified by him taunting Hiryu mid-battle about not entertaining him enough and being generally disappointed by his performance, as well as breaking into a rather jarring EvilLaugh occassionally. Once he's defeated and half-heartedly brought back to life, he goes full AxCrazy, fully obssessed over killing Hiryu for his previous defeat.
17th Sep '16 6:06:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* Staying with ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD'', they have run a comic strip about Ulysses Sweet. "Psycho for Hire" is practically his job description.

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* Staying with ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD'', they have run a comic strip about Ulysses Sweet.Sweet in ''ComicBook/ThargsFutureShocks''. "Psycho for Hire" is practically his job description.
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.
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