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24th Sep '17 6:04:21 PM marcoasalazarm
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* In ''ComicBook/Injustice2'' (the comic book prequel to the [[VideoGame/Injustice2 video game of same name]]), ComicBook/RasAlGhul manages to get rid of the corporate executives polluting the world as well as [[spoiler:successfully assassinating the President of the United States for his anti-environmental policies]] with none of the heroes being able to stop him. However, in the process [[spoiler:his animal reserve with several endangered species being devotedly guarded by Ra's gets destroyed during a battle with the superheroes, leading to their species being practically extinguished]]. He lets his enemies go because there is no more point in fighting, and makes sure to tell them whatever victory he made is meaningless due to the price payed.

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* In ''ComicBook/Injustice2'' (the comic book prequel to the [[VideoGame/Injustice2 video game of same name]]), ComicBook/RasAlGhul manages to get rid of the corporate executives polluting the world as well as [[spoiler:successfully assassinating the President of the United States for his anti-environmental policies]] with none of the heroes being able to stop him. However, in the process [[spoiler:his animal reserve with several endangered species being devotedly guarded by Ra's gets destroyed during a battle with the superheroes, leading to their species being practically extinguished]]. He lets his enemies go because there is no more point in fighting, and makes sure to tell them whatever victory he made that day is meaningless due to the price payed.payed before swearing to carry on the fight even more ferociously.



* On its continuation ''Film/KingsmanTheGoldenCircle'', Poppy Adams' plan to hold the millions of people that have ever taken drugs legally or not (or had been affected biologically by drugs, such as kids that had their parents taking drugs while they were in the womb) around the world hostage with her virus in exchange for having all recreational drugs legalized on the U.S. hits a bit of a snag on its execution: [[spoiler:When the [[PresidentEvil President of the United States]] decides it would be better to let those millions die and declare himself the ''de facto'' winner of the War On Drugs. If not for the Kingsmen managing to StormTheCastle and getting the antidote, the result would have been Adams going down in history as the architect of a world-wide genocide and the complete annihilation of her monetary base. For added irony, she dies without knowing this.]]

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* On its continuation ''Film/KingsmanTheGoldenCircle'', Poppy Adams' plan to hold the millions of people that have ever taken drugs legally or not (or had been affected biologically by drugs, such as kids that had their parents taking drugs while they were in the womb) around the world hostage with her virus in exchange for having all recreational drugs legalized on the U.S. hits a bit of a snag on its execution: [[spoiler:When the [[PresidentEvil President of the United States]] turns out to be a KnightTemplar and decides it would be better to let those millions die and declare himself the ''de facto'' winner of the War On Drugs. If not for the Kingsmen managing to StormTheCastle and getting the antidote, the result would have been Adams going down in history as the architect of a world-wide genocide and the complete annihilation of her monetary base. For added irony, she dies without knowing this.]]
24th Sep '17 5:48:25 PM marcoasalazarm
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* On its continuation ''Film/KingsmanTheGoldenCircle'', Poppy Adams' plan to hold the millions of people that have ever taken drugs legally or not (or had been affected biologically by drugs, such as kids that had their parents taking drugs while they were in the womb) around the world hostage with her virus in exchange for having all recreational drugs legalized on the U.S. hits a bit of a snag on its execution: [[spoiler:When the [[PresidentEvil President of the United States]] decides it would be better to let those millions die and declare himself the ''de facto'' winner of the War On Drugs. If not for the Kingsmen managing to StormTheCastle and getting the antidote, the result would have been Adams going down in history as the architect of a world-wide genocide and the complete annihilation of her monetary base. For added irony, she dies without knowing this.]]
24th Sep '17 3:03:15 PM TheNerevarine
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* ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'': Valentine sought to save the world by eliminating pretty much its entire population using a HatePlague to kill each other, save for a few individuals that willingly sided with him. In a sense he gets what he wants, since people die during the ensuing chaos (though not all of them), but also the world leaders that denied climate change and only cared about staying in power. The problem is that all his collaborators were killed off by [[MissionControl Merlin]], and he gets killed by [[TheHero Eggsy]] at the end.
19th Sep '17 11:44:32 PM TheNerevarine
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* In ''ComicBook/Injustice2'' (the comic book prequel to the [[VideoGame/Injustice2 video game of same name]]), ComicBook/RasAlGhul manages to get rid of the corporate executives polluting the world as well as [[spoiler:successfully assassinating the President of the United States for his anti-environmental policies]] with none of the heroes being able to stop him. However, in the process [[spoiler:his animal reserve with several endangered species being devotedly guarded by Ra's gets destroyed during a battle with the superheroes, leading to their species being practically extinguished]]. He lets his enemies go because there is no more point in fighting, and makes sure to tell them whatever victory he made is meaningless due to the price payed.
18th Sep '17 6:20:15 PM Snowsky
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-->'''Sunset Shimmer:''' I am the only alicorn left to raise the sun and moon for them. I have told them Celestia will never return. They do not believe me. They harbor hopes that she will return someday. I cannot allow them to overthrow me for empty hope. But I have crushed their hope. My subjects shake in fear when I pass. To refer to me without my title could mean banishment, or worse. I am Queen of Equestria. Immortal and beautiful and flawless. None could ever hope to rebel against me and succeed. Equestria and her ponies hate me. Yet, they also fear me. And in their fear, they are obedient. That is the best I can achieve for at least many years to come, until the memory of Celestia fades and none but I remember her. You tell me, Twilight Sparkle. Am I happy in this world?



* In ''[[Fanfic/TheNuptialverse Metamorphosis]],'' this is Queen Chrysalis' origin story. She was once a pegasus soldier, exiled from Commander Hurricane's forces for trying to make war with the earth ponies and unicorns, who [[DealWithTheDevil made a deal with Discord]] to gain the powers of all three pony tribes. He gave her a horn and earth pony strength, but [[KarmicTransformation transformed her into her current hideous, bug-like form]], and stripped her of her cutie mark and original name. Despite her newfound power, she was forced to be his servant, with the promise of a FateWorseThanDeath if she disobeyed him.

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* In ''[[Fanfic/TheNuptialverse Metamorphosis]],'' this is Queen Chrysalis' origin story. She was once a pegasus soldier, exiled from Commander Hurricane's forces for trying to make [[WarHawk start war with the earth ponies and unicorns, unicorns,]] who [[DealWithTheDevil made a deal with Discord]] to gain the powers of all three pony tribes. He gave her a horn and earth pony strength, but [[KarmicTransformation transformed her into her current hideous, bug-like form]], and stripped her of her cutie mark and original name. Despite her newfound power, she was forced to be his servant, with the promise of a FateWorseThanDeath if she disobeyed him.
18th Sep '17 6:12:52 PM Snowsky
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* ''[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/318115/long-live-the-queen Long Live The Queen]]:'' During her battle with Starlight Glimmer, Twilight ends up in a timeline where Sunset succeeded in plan to steal the Element of Magic[[note]]basically, Trixie became the Element of Magic but was unable to complete Starswirl's spell, and when she traveled to the human world, her vanity prevented her from rallying the school against Sunset[[/note]], overthrew Celestia, and permanently banished her to the human world. She transformed herself into an alicorn, [[TakenForGranite petrified]] everypony else powerful enough to pose a threat to her, and now rules Equestria unchallenged with an iron hoof. [[spoiler:However, she is not loved by anypony, and using fear to keep her power has left her miserable and asking "WasItReallyWorthIt" Abandoning her position is out of the question, since she is the only pony left with enough magical strength to raise the sun and moon. She is so jaded that she allows Twilight to travel back in time to restore the original timeline, even risking the possibility that her timeline will be [[RetGone Ret Goned]] and her along with it, because she knows that the Sunset from Twilight's original timeline found redemption and, she feels, deserves to live more than her]].

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* ''[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/318115/long-live-the-queen Long Live The Queen]]:'' During her battle with Starlight Glimmer, Twilight ends up in a timeline where Sunset succeeded in plan to steal the Element of Magic[[note]]basically, Trixie became the Element of Magic but was unable to complete Starswirl's spell, and when she traveled to the human world, her vanity prevented her from rallying the school against Sunset[[/note]], overthrew Celestia, and permanently banished her to the human world.world, and destroyed the magic mirror so she could never return. She transformed herself into an alicorn, [[TakenForGranite petrified]] everypony else powerful enough to pose a threat to her, and now rules Equestria unchallenged with an iron hoof. [[spoiler:However, [[ZeroPercentApprovalRating she is not loved by anypony, anypony,]] and using fear to keep her power subjects in line has left her miserable and asking "WasItReallyWorthIt" Abandoning her position is out of the question, since she is the only pony alicorn left with enough magical strength to raise the sun and moon. She is so jaded that she allows Twilight to travel back in time to restore the original timeline, even risking the possibility that her timeline will be [[RetGone Ret Goned]] and her along with it, because she knows that the Sunset from Twilight's original timeline found redemption and, she feels, deserves to live more than her]].
14th Sep '17 1:38:53 PM Snowsky
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* In ''[[Fanfic/TheNuptialverse Metamorphosis]],'' this is Queen Chrysalis' origin story. She was once a pegasus soldier, exiled from Commander Hurricane's forces for trying to make war with the earth ponies and unicorns, who [[DealWithTheDevil made a deal with Discord]] to gain the powers of all three pony tribes. He gave her a horn and earth pony strength, but [[KarmicTransformation transformed her into her current hideous, bug-like form]], and stripped her of her cutie mark and original name. Despite her newfound power, she was forced to be his servant, with the promise of a FateWorseThanDeath if she disobeyed him.
13th Sep '17 8:43:18 PM Snowsky
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* Similarly in ''[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/302926/waiting Time Will Catch Up]],'' Starlight uses the time travel spell to figure out how to keep Twilight and her friends from escaping the village and restoring the Equal Ponies' cutie marks. She commits a number of heinous crimes, including cutting off Rainbow Dash's wings and burning Rarity's boutique, to make sure they have no choice but to follow her philosophy of twisted equality. She eventually obtains even the Princesses' cutie marks and rules over Equestria. It quickly collapses under her rule--ponies starve due to farmers' inability to grow crops and chefs' inability to make edible food, others freeze in uncontrollable weather, houses collapse due to incompetent builders, and disease runs rampant due to lack of doctors. Eventually, everypony dies and Equestria is reduced to a completely lifeless wasteland. Realizing her mistakes, Starlight waits for her original-timeline self and Twilight to arrive so she can show herself what Equestria will look like if she turns everypony "equal".
-->'''Future Starlight:''' You wanted to build a world where everypony is equal. We’re all equal in death.
13th Sep '17 8:31:23 PM Snowsky
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* ''[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/318115/long-live-the-queen Long Live The Queen]]:'' During her battle with Starlight Glimmer, Twilight ends up in a timeline where Sunset succeeded in plan to steal the Element of Magic[[note]]basically, Trixie became the Element of Magic but was unable to complete Starswirl's spell, and when she traveled to the human world, her vanity prevented her from rallying the school against Sunset[[/note]] and succeeded in overthrowing Celestia and permanently banishing her to the human world. She transformed herself into an alicorn, [[TakenForGranite petrified]] everypony else powerful enough to pose a threat to her, and now rules Equestria unchallenged with an iron hoof. [[spoiler:However, she is not loved by anypony, and using fear to keep her power has left her miserable and asking "WasItReallyWorthIt" Abandoning her position is out of the question, since she is the only pony left with enough magical strength to raise the sun and moon. She is so jaded that she allows Twilight to travel back in time to restore the original timeline, even risking the possibility that her timeline will be [[RetGone Ret Goned]] and her along with it, because she knows that the Sunset from Twilight's original timeline found redemption and, she feels, deserves to live more than her]].

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* ''[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/318115/long-live-the-queen Long Live The Queen]]:'' During her battle with Starlight Glimmer, Twilight ends up in a timeline where Sunset succeeded in plan to steal the Element of Magic[[note]]basically, Trixie became the Element of Magic but was unable to complete Starswirl's spell, and when she traveled to the human world, her vanity prevented her from rallying the school against Sunset[[/note]] and succeeded in overthrowing Celestia Sunset[[/note]], overthrew Celestia, and permanently banishing banished her to the human world. She transformed herself into an alicorn, [[TakenForGranite petrified]] everypony else powerful enough to pose a threat to her, and now rules Equestria unchallenged with an iron hoof. [[spoiler:However, she is not loved by anypony, and using fear to keep her power has left her miserable and asking "WasItReallyWorthIt" Abandoning her position is out of the question, since she is the only pony left with enough magical strength to raise the sun and moon. She is so jaded that she allows Twilight to travel back in time to restore the original timeline, even risking the possibility that her timeline will be [[RetGone Ret Goned]] and her along with it, because she knows that the Sunset from Twilight's original timeline found redemption and, she feels, deserves to live more than her]].
13th Sep '17 8:30:23 PM Snowsky
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* ''[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/318115/long-live-the-queen Long Live The Queen]]:'' During her battle with Starlight Glimmer, Twilight ends up in a timeline where Sunset succeeded in plan to steal the Element of Magic[[note]]basically, Trixie became the Element of Magic but was unable to complete Starswirl's spell, and when she traveled to the human world, her vanity prevented her from rallying the school against Sunset[[/note]] and succeeded in overthrowing Celestia and permanently banishing her to the human world. She transformed herself into an alicorn, and now rules Equestria unchallenged with an iron hoof. [[spoiler:However, she is not loved by anypony, and using fear to keep her power has left her miserable and asking "WasItReallyWorthIt" Abandoning her position is out of the question, since she is the only pony left with enough magical power to raise the sun and moon. She is so jaded that she allows Twilight to travel back in time to restore the original timeline, even risking the possibility that her timeline will be RetGone[=d=] and her along with it, because she knows that the Sunset from Twilight's original timeline found redemption and, she feels, deserves to live more than her]].

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* ''[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/318115/long-live-the-queen Long Live The Queen]]:'' During her battle with Starlight Glimmer, Twilight ends up in a timeline where Sunset succeeded in plan to steal the Element of Magic[[note]]basically, Trixie became the Element of Magic but was unable to complete Starswirl's spell, and when she traveled to the human world, her vanity prevented her from rallying the school against Sunset[[/note]] and succeeded in overthrowing Celestia and permanently banishing her to the human world. She transformed herself into an alicorn, [[TakenForGranite petrified]] everypony else powerful enough to pose a threat to her, and now rules Equestria unchallenged with an iron hoof. [[spoiler:However, she is not loved by anypony, and using fear to keep her power has left her miserable and asking "WasItReallyWorthIt" Abandoning her position is out of the question, since she is the only pony left with enough magical power strength to raise the sun and moon. She is so jaded that she allows Twilight to travel back in time to restore the original timeline, even risking the possibility that her timeline will be RetGone[=d=] [[RetGone Ret Goned]] and her along with it, because she knows that the Sunset from Twilight's original timeline found redemption and, she feels, deserves to live more than her]].
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