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5th Jun '17 4:14:28 PM Frankencastle
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** While his ImprobableAimingSkills don't seem to carry over to the Marvel MAX version, his insanity does.

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** While his ImprobableAimingSkills don't seem to carry over to the [[Creator/MarvelMAX Marvel MAX version, version]], his insanity does.


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* Unsurprisingly, given the DarkerAndEdgier nature of the series, ''ComicBook/ThePunisherMAX'' features these characters in ''droves''. The most noticeable being [[ScaryBlackMan Barracuda]], and the above mentioned Bullseye. The latter of whom takes this to a [[UpToEleven whole new level]], with his psychotic side being even ''less'' picky about the death and destruction caused in carrying out his contracts than in his other incarnations.
21st May '17 11:59:06 AM nombretomado
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* Dilandau Albatou from ''VisionOfEscaflowne'' is an almost too perfect example.

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* Dilandau Albatou from ''VisionOfEscaflowne'' ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'' is an almost too perfect example.
14th May '17 9:08:31 PM nombretomado
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* Legato Bluesummers and the Gung Ho Guns from ''{{Trigun}}''. Vash pretends to be one himself in one episode.

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* Legato Bluesummers and the Gung Ho Guns from ''{{Trigun}}''.''Anime/{{Trigun}}''. Vash pretends to be one himself in one episode.
2nd May '17 9:12:46 PM nombretomado
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* Rampage from ''{{Transformers}}: WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' is massive, insanely powerful, and ''delights'' in tormenting his victims. He's also more or less immortal, and the Megatron of that series gained control over him by cutting out a piece of Rampage's spark (in a nutshell, the soul of a Transformer) while he was unconscious and encasing it in a "squeeze box" that could cause Rampage excruciating pain if he disobeyed. He's the trope cast in plastic and let loose... though not without a [[PetTheDog few soft spots]].
** May also apply to Inferno, a memory damaged Predacon with the body and mind of a red ant who considered Megatron his Queen and would do anything for "The Colony". He was near impervious to pain, had ''no'' sense of self-preservation, and had a passionate love for setting people on fire. Megatron was constantly annoyed by his clear insanity but kept him around because, well, he was just so damned good at setting people on fire.
*** It's not so much memory damage as it is ''brain'' damage. Inferno's delusion is that he ''is'' a real ant, and Megatron is his Queen. He is simply incapable of trechary or disobedience. Megatron loved having a minion with that kind of attitude. This particular version of Megatron [[WeHaveReserves views his troops as expendable]], but Inferno was the one pawn he ''wouldn't'' risk losing.
*** However, he ''is'' a psycho who loves setting people on fire. A lot. As gleefully violent as Rampage ''and'' super loyal to boot? There's no wonder he's Megs' favorite.
** Another, more recent example is Lockdown, a Decepticon-aligned bounty hunter from ''TransformersAnimated''. He claims to be in it for money and upgrades, but it's plain to see that his true pleasure comes from hunting down and brutally disassembling helpless robots. So much so that he often kept pieces of them as "trophies" which is his favorite part of the job. In fact, his motto is, "Run all you want; it'll make the chase more fun." Ratchet's encounter with him during the Great War was the cause for most of Ratchet's later emotional troubles.
--> '''Lockdown''': ''"You couldn't stop an oil leak! But don't worry... I got everything I wanted from you ''long ago''."''

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* Rampage from ''{{Transformers}}: ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}: WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' is massive, insanely powerful, and ''delights'' in tormenting his victims. He's also more or less immortal, and the Megatron of that series gained control over him by cutting out a piece of Rampage's spark (in a nutshell, the soul of a Transformer) while he was unconscious and encasing it in a "squeeze box" that could cause Rampage excruciating pain if he disobeyed. He's the trope cast in plastic and let loose... though not without a [[PetTheDog few soft spots]].
** May also apply to Inferno, a memory damaged brain/memory-damaged Predacon with the body and mind of a red ant who considered Megatron his Queen and would do anything for "The Colony". He was near impervious to pain, had ''no'' sense of self-preservation, and had a passionate love for setting people on fire. Megatron was constantly annoyed by his clear insanity but kept him around because, well, he was just so damned good at setting people on fire.
*** It's not so much memory damage as it is ''brain'' damage. Inferno's delusion is that he ''is'' a real ant, and Megatron is his Queen. He is simply incapable of trechary or disobedience. Megatron loved having a minion with that kind of attitude. This particular version of Megatron [[WeHaveReserves views his troops as expendable]], but Inferno was the one pawn he ''wouldn't'' risk losing.
*** However, he ''is'' a psycho who loves setting people on fire. A lot. As gleefully violent as Rampage ''and'' super loyal to boot? There's no wonder he's Megs' favorite.
** Another, more recent example is Lockdown, a Decepticon-aligned bounty hunter from ''TransformersAnimated''.''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated''. He claims to be in it for money and upgrades, but it's plain to see that his true pleasure comes from hunting down and brutally disassembling helpless robots. So much so that he often kept pieces of them as "trophies" which is his favorite part of the job. In fact, his motto is, "Run all you want; it'll make the chase more fun." Ratchet's encounter with him during the Great War was the cause for most of Ratchet's later emotional troubles.
--> ---> '''Lockdown''': ''"You couldn't stop an oil leak! But don't worry... I got everything I wanted from you ''long ago''."''



-->'''Lockdown''': ''"If my first act as a bounty hunter was betraying my ''sacred sensei'' then everything I've done since has been easy."''

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-->'''Lockdown''': --->'''Lockdown''': ''"If my first act as a bounty hunter was betraying my ''sacred sensei'' then everything I've done since has been easy."''
30th Apr '17 4:12:15 PM nombretomado
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* Duncan from ''TotalDramaIsland'', although more of an {{Antihero}}, the item he chose to hunt for raccoons was a chainsaw. Considers Owen and Gwen being attacked by eagles as awesome TV.

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* Duncan from ''TotalDramaIsland'', ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland'', although more of an {{Antihero}}, the item he chose to hunt for raccoons was a chainsaw. Considers Owen and Gwen being attacked by eagles as awesome TV.
24th Apr '17 3:50:26 PM Prometheus117
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** Season 11 introduces Locus, a mercenary working for the Federal Army of Chorus. Unlike Tex, [[KnightOfCerebus he's played]] ''[[KnightOfCerebus completely]]'' [[KnightOfCerebus seriously]]. He [[BerserkButton objects]] to being called a "psycho" though.

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** Season 11 introduces Locus, a mercenary working for the Federal Army of Chorus. Unlike Tex, [[KnightOfCerebus he's played]] ''[[KnightOfCerebus completely]]'' [[KnightOfCerebus seriously]]. He [[BerserkButton objects]] to being called a "psycho" though.though and prefers being a "[[ConsummateProfessional soldier]]".
24th Apr '17 3:48:56 PM Prometheus117
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** Season 11 introduces Locus, a mercenary working for the Federal Army of Chorus. Unlike Tex, [[KnightOfCerebus he's played]] ''[[KnightOfCerebus completely]]'' [[KnightOfCerebus seriously]].

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** Season 11 introduces Locus, a mercenary working for the Federal Army of Chorus. Unlike Tex, [[KnightOfCerebus he's played]] ''[[KnightOfCerebus completely]]'' [[KnightOfCerebus seriously]]. He [[BerserkButton objects]] to being called a "psycho" though.
22nd Apr '17 1:59:25 PM nombretomado
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* Yuber from the first three ''{{Suikoden}}'' games is a classic example of the summoned and controlled type of psycho.
** Luca Blight from ''SuikodenII'' fits the standard archetype, but does his work strictly pro bono and is, in fact, the BigBad. He is widely regarded as one of the most evil and sadistic villains in video game history. [[http://youtube.com/watch?v=DLVDD5W8ltE This scene]] makes this trait abundantly clear.
** Childerich from ''SuikodenV'' is also an example, which has garnered criticism to his character because of his resemblance to Luca, right down to using (as a shout out) his infamous "Die pigs!!" line when killing people. One critic even described him as "Diet-Luca."

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* Yuber from the first three ''{{Suikoden}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'' games is a classic example of the summoned and controlled type of psycho.
** Luca Blight from ''SuikodenII'' ''VideoGame/SuikodenII'' fits the standard archetype, but does his work strictly pro bono and is, in fact, the BigBad. He is widely regarded as one of the most evil and sadistic villains in video game history. [[http://youtube.com/watch?v=DLVDD5W8ltE This scene]] makes this trait abundantly clear.
** Childerich from ''SuikodenV'' ''VideoGame/SuikodenV'' is also an example, which has garnered criticism to his character because of his resemblance to Luca, right down to using (as a shout out) his infamous "Die pigs!!" line when killing people. One critic even described him as "Diet-Luca."
22nd Apr '17 3:55:33 AM Aurelian
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* ''Film/CharleyVarrick'' has Molly, the ruthless enforcer despatched by the TheMafia to recover their money inadvertantly stolen by a gang of small-time bank robbers.
16th Apr '17 3:30:05 PM nombretomado
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* In ''[[SpartacusBloodAndSand Spartacus: Vengeance]]'' Ashur enlists ''several'' of these, after finally showing Roman soldiers are no match for gladiators. Most notably is [[TheBrute the Egyptian]] who manages to nearly kill Crixus, and later Oenamaus, with nothing but a pair of knives.

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* In ''[[SpartacusBloodAndSand Spartacus: Vengeance]]'' ''Series/SpartacusVengeance'' Ashur enlists ''several'' of these, after finally showing Roman soldiers are no match for gladiators. Most notably is [[TheBrute the Egyptian]] who manages to nearly kill Crixus, and later Oenamaus, with nothing but a pair of knives.
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