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30th Oct '16 7:26:47 PM ZimFan89
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* ''Series/{{Defiance}}'': During the [[GreatOffscreenWar Pale Wars]], Doc Yewll was a leading MadScientist among the Votan ranks, doing unthinkable things to human prisoners for the sake of furthering the war effort. Having a HeelRealization at some point along the way, she left it all behind after the war, retreating to the remoteness of Defiance to hide from her past. Later on in the series, however, we see her evolve into TheAtoner and try to make amends for all she's done.
23rd Oct '16 4:44:55 PM Generality
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** Pai Mei, an ancient Kung Fu master with a history of atrocities and bloodshed, who sports an unpleasantly racist and sexist worldview, along with the knowledge that he can do anything to anyone without fear, since he is just too tough and skilled to die. [[spoiler:Until Elle Driver poisons his fish heads in retaliation for snatching out her eye, that is.]] Ironically, Bill thinks that he's getting lonely because everybody is too frightened to approach him, and that's why he accepts apprentices he despises, even though it doesn't stop him from abusing them as much as he likes. Even more ironically, despite being a chauvinist who hates Americans, the Bride (an American woman) becomes his best student, and the only one he is willing to teach his [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique most powerful technique]] to. She even starts to love him like a father, [[spoiler: and eventually avenges his death by tearing out Ellie's other eye and leaving her to die in the desert.]]

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** Pai Mei, an ancient Kung Fu master with a history of atrocities and bloodshed, who sports an unpleasantly racist and sexist worldview, along with the knowledge that he can do anything to anyone without fear, since he is just too tough and skilled to die. [[spoiler:Until Elle Driver poisons his fish heads in retaliation for snatching out her eye, that is.]] Ironically, Bill thinks that he's getting lonely because everybody is too frightened to approach him, and that's why he accepts apprentices he despises, even though it doesn't stop him from abusing them as much as he likes. Even more ironically, despite being a chauvinist who hates Americans, the Bride (an American woman) becomes his best student, and the only one he is willing to teach his [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique [[TouchOfDeath most powerful technique]] to. She even starts to love him like a father, [[spoiler: and eventually avenges his death by tearing out Ellie's other eye and leaving her to die in the desert.]]
8th Oct '16 8:42:34 AM DannWoolf
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** In another episode, Chris makes friends with an old puppet store owner who turns out to be a Nazi.
7th Oct '16 12:08:53 PM erforce
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-->-- Music/{{Alestorm}}, "Pirate Song"

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-->-- Music/{{Alestorm}}, '''Music/{{Alestorm}}''', "Pirate Song"



* Captain Teague in the third ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' film is heavily implied to be one of these. The Brethren Court, who are all pretty badass Pirate Lords in their own right are scared by his mere appearance at the meeting, even though he immediately slumps down in the corner and absent-mindedly begins playing with a guitar. When one of them suggests not following the Code for the second time, one of his strings snaps and he looks up, terrifying them all into silence.

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* Captain Teague in the third ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' film ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd'' is heavily implied to be one of these. The Brethren Court, who are all pretty badass Pirate Lords in their own right are scared by his mere appearance at the meeting, even though he immediately slumps down in the corner and absent-mindedly begins playing with a guitar. When one of them suggests not following the Code for the second time, one of his strings snaps and he looks up, terrifying them all into silence.
6th Oct '16 11:56:54 AM DannWoolf
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* In the ''VideoGame/{{Prototype}}'' comics, the anchor Alex's seemingly kindly father figure is eventually revealed to be this. Alex.....doesn't take it very well.

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* In the ''VideoGame/{{Prototype}}'' comics, the anchor Alex's seemingly kindly father figure is eventually revealed to be this. Alex.....Alex... doesn't take it very well.
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.
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