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4th May '16 8:10:46 PM sayaleviathan
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* In ''Anime/PsychoPass'' Season 2, Kirito Kamui finally killed Masako Togane and forced the Sibyl System to judge itself. However, everything he did is already pointless because the system remains standing and is on the verge of expanding its control outside Japan by lending its "help" to [=SEAUn=] [[spoiler:and assassinating its leader when he realized their true nature]]. All what Kamui did was helping Sibyl get rid of those defective brains that hinder their progress and the ones left are the sociopathic ones.
14th Apr '16 3:49:45 PM MadCat221
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** Korra even pushes it further for him in Season 4. [[spoiler: She points out that the freedom he claimed to be fighting for, to have killed the Earth Queen for, has been absolutely crushed under Kuvira to where the Earth Empire is worse than the Earth Kingdom was in allowing people any freedom. For a guy who valued freedom above everything, even spending his life in chains is nothing compared to that. Zaheer even admits that Korra is absolutely right.]]

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** Korra even pushes it further for him in Season 4. [[spoiler: She points out that the freedom he claimed to be fighting for, to have killed the Earth Queen for, has been absolutely crushed under Kuvira to where the Earth Empire is worse than the Earth Kingdom was in allowing people any freedom. And even worse, his aim to kill the Avatar for all time only left Korra down for the count where she could have participated in dealing with the problem, or even preclude it altogether since Kuvira's MotiveRant after she's defeated states that Korra's absence from world affairs spurred her to act. For a guy who valued freedom above everything, even spending his life in chains is nothing compared to that. Zaheer even admits that Korra is absolutely right.]]
12th Apr '16 4:06:46 PM redandready45
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* ''Film/CSATheConfederateStatesOfAmerica'': By the early 21st century, the CSA has maintained chattel slavery of Africans, revived the international slave trade, and shows no sign of slowing down. However, every other major country (except South Africa) maintains sanctions against it, and its oppressive "morality" laws and CulturePolice have driven cultural icons into exile in Canada, while its only art being government propaganda. At the end of the film, it is stated that the stubborn adherence to slavery is weakening the country's economy.



* ''Literature/ToKillAMockingbird'': [[CorruptHick Bob]] [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain Ewell]] is able to get away with severely beating [[AbusiveParents his daughter]] and having a black man framed for it and imprisoned. But anyone watching the trial knew what he did, destroying his already awful reputation, and driving him to harass the wife of the black man he imprisoned, spit in Atticus' face, invade the home of a judge, and later [[spoiler: [[MoralEventHorizon attempt to murder Jem and Scout]].]]

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* ''Literature/ToKillAMockingbird'': [[CorruptHick Bob]] [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain Ewell]] is able to get away with severely beating [[AbusiveParents his daughter]] and having a black man framed for it and imprisoned. But anyone watching the trial knew what he did, destroying what remained of his already awful reputation, and driving him to harass the wife of the black man he imprisoned, spit in Atticus' face, invade the home of a judge, and later [[spoiler: [[MoralEventHorizon attempt to murder Jem and Scout]].]]
1st Apr '16 4:01:09 AM AnotherEpicFail
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* ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse's'' final book, ''Apocalypse'' features one scenario in which [[ThePerfectionist the Weaver]] takes centre stage as the main villain of the setting instead of the [[GodOfEvil Wyrm]], and can actually end with the Weaver eliminating all threats to her perfect world by sealing the Gauntlet shut, separating the physical world and the spirit world once and for all. Unfortunately, this means that the spirit world is sentenced to entropic breakdown without a physical world to reflect, and the real world loses its vital spark of creativity without the spirit world to provide it; not only do humans [[CreativeSterility lose their ability to dream and innovate]], but [[DownerEnding all life in the universe begins a steady decline into extinction]]. For all intents and purposes, the Weaver's chance to create a static utopia has been lost ''forever,'' and thanks to the separation of the two worlds, there's nothing she can do to stop it.

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30th Mar '16 6:31:07 AM MasterHero
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* ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'': On paper, [[spoiler:ComicBook/LexLuthor succeeds in getting Franchise/{{Superman}} killed thanks to Doomsday]]. However, [[spoiler:he ends up in jail as a result, Franchise/{{Batman}} is keeping an eye on him and will work with Franchise/WonderWoman on starting the Justice League, Superman is now remembered by everyone as a hero and will probably come back.]]
28th Mar '16 7:19:36 PM 940131
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* ''OnePiece'': The Paramount War. Oh sure, the Marines may have killed [[spoiler:Ace and Whitebeard]], but now they have a pirate who has two of the most powerful devil fruit powers in the world and absolutely no self control to go with it, an entirely new age of piracy even crazier than the one started by Gold Roger's death, a bunch of former prisoners of Impel Down running around free, and the WORST generation of pirates in the Eleven Supernovas, all while being severely weakened due to the war with the loss of three major assets ([[spoiler:Sengoku, Garp, Aokiji]]), and lots of other, smaller, assets, leaving them utterly unable to deal with the problems caused by the war. Fitting consequences for a stupidly short-sighted plan.
22nd Mar '16 7:34:11 AM TMNTFanGirl
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* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama World Tour'': Courtney finds out Gwen and her boyfriend Duncan kissed and vows revenge. She gets support from most of her team and eventually Gwen is voted off. However, Gwen and Duncan remain a couple, while Courtney loses support from her team, fails in getting Duncan voted off, and gets voted off herself instead. And most of all, [[LoveMartyr she blindly falls for Alejandro, who is just using her]], and he loses anyway. So in the end, Courtney ends up with nothing and no one.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama World Tour'': Courtney finds out that her boyfriend, Duncan, and Gwen and have hooked up behind her boyfriend Duncan kissed back and vows revenge. She revenge on them--she gets support from most of her team and Gwen's eventually Gwen is voted off. However, Gwen and Duncan remain a couple, couple[[spoiler:(although they do eventually break up)]] while Courtney loses the support from of her team, team and fails in getting Duncan voted off, and off (and gets voted off herself instead. And most herself)--and on top of all, all that, [[LoveMartyr she Courtney blindly falls for Alejandro, who is who's just using her]], (and actually has feelings for Heather)]], and he loses anyway. So Alejandro ends up losing anyway as well. So, in the end, Courtney ends up with nothing and no one.
21st Mar '16 1:47:05 AM Theokal3
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* ''Series/{{Daredevil}}'' has [[AmoralAttorney Samantha Reyes]] in season 2, who tries to get [[ComicBook/ThePunisher Frank Castle]] either dead or in jail for life to cover up the fact [[spoiler:she was indirectly responsible of his family's death with her carelessness]] because it would ruin her career. She does succeed in having him sent to jail and saving her job... only for Castle to escape a few days later, reducing her to a panicked wreck under the belief he will come for him. And just to make sure saving her career was pointless, [[spoiler:she is gunned down soon after (albeit not by Castle).]]

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* ''Series/{{Daredevil}}'' has [[AmoralAttorney Samantha Reyes]] in season 2, who tries to get [[ComicBook/ThePunisher Frank Castle]] either dead or in jail for life to cover up the fact [[spoiler:she was indirectly responsible of his family's death with her carelessness]] because it would ruin her career. She does succeed in having him sent to jail and saving her job... only for Castle to escape a few days later, reducing her to a panicked wreck under the belief he will come for him.her. And just to make sure saving her career was pointless, [[spoiler:she is gunned down soon after (albeit not by Castle).]]
21st Mar '16 1:44:38 AM Theokal3
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* ''Series/{{Daredevil}}'' has [[AmoralAttorney Samantha Reyes]] in season 2, who tries to get [[ComicBook/ThePunisher Frank Castle]] either dead or in jail for life to cover up the fact [[spoiler:she was indirectly responsible of his family's death with her carelessness]] because it would ruin her career. She does succeed in having him sent to jail and saving her job... only for Castle to escape a few days later, reducing her to a panicked wreck under the belief he will come for him. And just to make sure saving her career was pointless, [[spoiler:she is gunned down soon after (albeit not by Castle).]]
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