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17th Feb '17 11:01:56 PM EchoWing
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** The only character who seems completely irredeemable is season-opener bad guy King Sombra.

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** The only character who seems completely irredeemable is season-opener bad guy King Sombra. [[spoiler: The comics, however, gave him a sympathetic backstory and ultimately had him reform.]]
31st Dec '16 7:14:47 PM nombretomado
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* John Lennon's ''Imagine''.

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* John Lennon's Music/JohnLennon's ''Imagine''.



* A number of [[EurovisionSongContest Eurovision]] songs.

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* A number of [[EurovisionSongContest [[Series/EurovisionSongContest Eurovision]] songs.
26th Oct '16 6:04:07 PM xneon
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* In ''KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', a LS character with a high persuade can prove this trope works 60% of the time, as you can convince plenty of the DarkSide characters you speak with to put down the shiny red saber. Some, like [[spoiler: Kel Algwinn and Juhani]] don't take much work at all, while others like [[spoiler: Yuthra Ban and Bastila]] are a bit more of a crapshoot.

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* In ''KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', a LS character with a high persuade can prove this trope works 60% of the time, as you can convince plenty of the DarkSide characters you speak with to put down the shiny red saber. Some, like [[spoiler: Kel Algwinn and Juhani]] don't take much work at all, while others like [[spoiler: Yuthra Yuthura Ban and Bastila]] are a bit more of a crapshoot.
5th Sep '16 3:01:17 PM BlackSunNocturne
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* Music/{{Disturbed}}'s song ''Who Taught You How To Hate'' purports that all prejudice is learned and not inherent.
3rd Sep '16 11:19:28 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* With the exception of [[CompleteMonster Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear]], this can be said about the villains in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory''.

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* With the exception of [[CompleteMonster [[Monster/{{Disney}} Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear]], this can be said about the villains in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory''.
3rd Sep '16 11:07:15 AM MasterofGalaxies4628
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[[HanlonsRazor Hanlon's Razor and Grey's Law]] present an interesting related notion: assume an action arises from stupidity or ignorance until it is proven to be intentional evil, and that sufficiently misguided actions are indistinguishable from actual evil. Thus, [[AmbiguousInnocence "innocent" and "harmless" are not the same]]: from this viewpoint, it's not so much "KidsAreCruel" as [[ObliviouslyEvil Kids are Obliviously Evil]]. Although it's not truly evil to err or make a mistake without desiring another person to suffer, it's effectively harmful as well. Thus, it can be inferred that, in truth, people being born innocent as we understand infants to be, whether or not they're capable of unwittingly causing harm, and only later being truly evil as a result of corrupting themselves with self-interest and greed, is true in accordance with this trope; for people to cease to value others' well-being for whatever reason, and desire what's worst for others, is the point at which they are evil. Desiring the suffering of another can also be evil in two different ways: people can be actively evil and hate another person (or other people) by desiring that they suffer, or people can be passively evil and not care about others' well-being, which is just as evil.

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[[HanlonsRazor Hanlon's Razor and Grey's Law]] present an interesting related notion: assume an action arises from stupidity or ignorance until it is proven to be intentional evil, and that sufficiently misguided actions are indistinguishable from actual evil.evil (in a similar vein to PoesLaw). Thus, [[AmbiguousInnocence "innocent" and "harmless" are not the same]]: from this viewpoint, it's not so much "KidsAreCruel" as [[ObliviouslyEvil Kids are Obliviously Evil]]. Although it's not truly evil to err or make a mistake without desiring another person to suffer, it's effectively harmful as well. Thus, it can be inferred that, in truth, people being born innocent as we understand infants to be, whether or not they're capable of unwittingly causing harm, and only later being truly evil as a result of corrupting themselves with self-interest and greed, is true in accordance with this trope; for people to cease to value others' well-being for whatever reason, and desire what's worst for others, is the point at which they are evil. Desiring the suffering of another can also be evil in two different ways: people can be actively evil and hate another person (or other people) by desiring that they suffer, or people can be passively evil and not care about others' well-being, which is just as evil.



** Furthermore, the number of wars fought BETWEEN COUNTRIES as opposed to internal conflicts can be counted on the fingers of one's hand.

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** Furthermore, the number of wars fought BETWEEN COUNTRIES ''between countries'' as opposed to internal conflicts can be counted on the fingers of one's hand.
31st Aug '16 9:49:13 AM Jeduthun
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* ''Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood'' clearly showed how [[AllLovingHero Fred Rogers]] thought the best of ''everybody'' and was happy to tell you that he liked you [[BeYourself exactly the way you are]].
30th Aug '16 9:34:19 AM superboy313
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* With the exception of the BigBad from ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'', this can be said about the villains in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory''.

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* With the exception of the BigBad from ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'', [[CompleteMonster Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear]], this can be said about the villains in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory''.
29th Aug '16 8:43:15 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In ''FanFic/YuGiOhTheThousandYearDoor'', [[spoiler:St. Cuthbert's]] speech to Lyrius in the epilogue seems to indicate that he agrees with Rousseau, even going so far to use the "blank slate" term. [[spoiler:He also claims that Lyrius' sword made chose Good after reverting to its "blank slate" because it found that GoodFeelsGood, even though it could remember the time when it was evil. Clearly, St. Cuthbert believes mortals have free will.]]
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21st Aug '16 10:36:46 PM Autumn
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** YMMV on this one, depending on the readerís interpretation. This weekly blog, which analyzes some of the earlier books, pinpoints the unrepentant sexism and classism that plagues Pernese society: https://slacktiverse.wordpress.com/2014/05/01/deconstruction-dragonflight-the-dragonriders-of-pern-1-introductions-and-irregularities/
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