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22nd Sep '16 2:19:36 PM eroock
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->And for what?\\

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->And ->''"And for what?\\



I'd kill every last one of those bastards, my friend!
-->-- '''Music/{{Alestorm}}''', "Pirate Song"

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I'd kill every last one of those bastards, my friend!
friend!"''
-->-- '''Music/{{Alestorm}}''', Music/{{Alestorm}}, "Pirate Song"
20th Sep '16 10:51:56 AM ShatStack
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* The [[VillainEpisode title character]] of the ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' episode "The Tale of X9" fits the Trope, being a former robotic assassin and cold-blooded killer. You couldn't help but feel sorry for him though, seeing as he retired out of his [[MoralityPet love for a puppy]] (and was only capable of feeling love due to an EmotionChip) and came out of retirement because [[IHaveYourWife said puppy had been kidnapped.]] Despite his past deeds, the situation made him a ''very'' sympathetic figure among fans, who regarded his death at the end one of the saddest moments of the whole series.

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* The [[VillainEpisode title character]] of the ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' episode "The Tale of X9" fits the Trope, being a former robotic assassin and cold-blooded killer. You couldn't help but feel sorry for him though, seeing as he retired out of his [[MoralityPet love for a puppy]] (and was only capable of feeling love due to an EmotionChip) and came out of retirement because [[IHaveYourWife said puppy had been kidnapped.]] Despite his past deeds, the situation made him a ''very'' sympathetic figure among fans, who regarded his [[spoiler:his death at the end end]] one of the saddest moments of the whole series.
19th Sep '16 12:20:24 PM OccasionalExister
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* Decado in the ''Literature/{{Drenai}}'' saga, until he's persuaded to join [[WarriorMonk The Thirty]]. Or rather, he has an epiphany moment where he realises that he's a murderer: his rationale is that because he's just that good, his enemies have always been defenceless.

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* Decado in the ''Literature/{{Drenai}}'' saga, until he's persuaded to join [[WarriorMonk The Thirty]]. Or rather, he has an epiphany moment where he realises that he's a murderer: his rationale is that because he's just that good, his enemies have always been defenceless.defenseless.
* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'', Lucius Malfoy, along with many other fellow Death Eaters, avoided imprisonment for their crimes following Voldemort's disappearance by claiming they had been magically compelled to do his bidding. Law-abiding citizens on the surface, behind closed doors they regretted nothing and still held true to their genocidal hatred of both {{Muggles}} and Muggle-born witches and wizards, to the point where some of them were willing to occasionally put on the old Death Eater robes for the odd bit of muggle torture, like they did at the Quidditch World Cup. Unsurprisingly, when Voldemort returned, many of these retired Death Eaters returned to their master's side and had no problem resuming the war where they left off. By the end of series, [[spoiler:Lucius is one of the only known Death Eaters to avoid imprisonment for his crimes a second time, since he defected for the sake of his son, Draco, and informed on his fellows afterwards. He's still as prejudiced and unapologetic for his crimes as ever, though, and Draco's wife made a point of making sure none of his grandfather's influence rubbed off on her and Draco's son, Scorpius.]]
2nd Sep '16 2:15:28 PM Dravencour
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* In ''Film/AptPupil'', young Todd Bowden discovers his quiet German neighbor is actually Nazi war criminal Kurt Dussander and decides to blackmail him.

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* In ''Film/AptPupil'', young Todd Bowden discovers his quiet German neighbor is actually Nazi war criminal Kurt Dussander and decides to blackmail him. [[EvilIsNotAToy This turns out to be a very, very bad move on Todd's part]].
29th Aug '16 9:43:40 AM Vir
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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'': The Atomic Flounder was once one of Mermaidman and Barnacle Boy's arch-enemies. He's retired from committing acts of felony but is still as evil as he was before.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'': ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'': The Atomic Flounder was once one of Mermaidman and Barnacle Boy's arch-enemies. He's retired from committing acts of felony but is still as evil as he was before.
8th Aug '16 6:31:19 PM Ripburger
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* "Handsome" Freddy Mays in ''Film/GangsterNo1''. The protagonist of the film is chagrined and insulted to discover that Mays has been set free from gaol and ''not'' tried to kill him. He hands Mays a gun and demands that he shoot him, but Mays refuses. This causes the Gangster to lose what little remained of his sanity.

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* "Handsome" Freddy Freddie Mays in ''Film/GangsterNo1''. The protagonist of the film is chagrined and insulted to discover that Mays has been set free from gaol and ''not'' tried to kill him. He hands Mays a gun and demands that he shoot him, but Mays refuses. This causes the Gangster to lose what little remained of his sanity.
8th Aug '16 6:31:00 PM Ripburger
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* "Handsome" Freddy Mays in ''Film/GangsterNo1''. The protagonist of the film is chagrined and insulted to discover that Mays has been set free from gaol and ''not'' tried to kill him. He hands Mays a gun and demands that he shoot him, but Mays refuses. This causes the Gangster to lose what little remained of his sanity.
-->'''Mays''': I'm just an old man in a cheap coat, and I like it that way.
5th Aug '16 2:16:39 AM le_mirage
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It's not rare for this kind of characters to produce [[JackTheRipoff copycat villains]], either out of genuine admiration, or because said villains are trying to throw the authorities off track by blaming the Retired Monster for their crimes. Usually the Retired Monster is less than amused about this, and he will go straight back into action to either [[GottaKillThemAll dispose of these guys personally]] or to help the heroes into apprehend them, as a way to "clean" his name of crimes he didn't commit.
30th Jul '16 2:58:05 AM SpitbreakFTW
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** Subverted by Master Li. Formerly known as "The Glorious Strategist" who was the mastermind behind most of the successes of his brother, the Emperor, including ending the drought that threatened to destroy the empire, he retired to the sticks to teach martial arts. Subverted when [[spoiler:you find out he was never retired, and everything that had happened since he helped end the drought was one more glorious strategy to become Emperor himself.]]
4th Jul '16 6:45:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the live-action version of ''TheTick,'' "The Terror" is an elderly old supervillain who was former buddies with Stalin. These days he's just a crazy old guy in a hospital whose antics amount to little more than throwing blood bags at Arthur. Considering Arthur's crappy level of fighting competence, that is actually a genuine challenge for him.

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* In the live-action version of ''TheTick,'' ''Series/TheTick,'' "The Terror" is an elderly old supervillain who was former buddies with Stalin. These days he's just a crazy old guy in a hospital whose antics amount to little more than throwing blood bags at Arthur. Considering Arthur's crappy level of fighting competence, that is actually a genuine challenge for him.
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