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24th Apr '17 12:19:25 AM lordgale
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* It's not obvious, and indeed seems to be exactly the opposite, but JojosBizarreAdventure tends to follow this rule more than most. The vast majority of enemies encountered in the series are either misguided, rivals rather than villains, a WellIntentionedExtremist, or someone enamored with the ideals that another villain represents. Dio more often than not is the cause of the last, but the supplementary novel that leads up to the [[JoJosBizarreAdventureEyesOfHeaven Eyes of Heaven game]] shows that even Dio, the egomaniacal, vampire with no regard for human life, was at one point a happy child who, despite living in squalor and poverty, lived and loved with all his heart thanks to his mother's influence and care. Sure is a shame about his father being [[CompleteMonster Dario Brando.]] And even if someone starts out as a nigh-murderous antagonist standing in the way of everything the Jojo of the generation stands for, [[DefeatEqualsFriendship punching them in the face a couple dozen times usually seems to fix that.]]
18th Apr '17 7:13:17 PM nombretomado
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* ''Anime/MyNeighborTotoro'' was intended as an embodiment of this trope. Other StudioGhibli works tend to have at least a nod towards it.

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* ''Anime/MyNeighborTotoro'' was intended as an embodiment of this trope. Other StudioGhibli Creator/StudioGhibli works tend to have at least a nod towards it.
30th Mar '17 10:49:57 AM Mineboot45
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* With the possible exception of [[spoiler: the Fallen Child,]] pretty much everyone in "VideoGame/{{Undertale}}" has at least some good in them. Even the most aggressive monsters in the game (Asgore and [[spoiler: Flowey)]] were driven by desperation to be free and a-lack-of-soul-induced madness respectively. Even [[spoiler: the Fallen Child]] is implied to have a pretty big FreudianExcuse, and we barely know what they were like in life. In fact, WordOfGod has it that all of the characters are fundamentally good except [[spoiler:The Fallen Child]], the player on a [[OmnicidalManiac Genocide run]] and a random monster called [[TheFriendNobodyLikes Jerry.]]

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* With the possible exception of [[spoiler: the Fallen Child,]] pretty much everyone in "VideoGame/{{Undertale}}" ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' has at least some good in them. Even the most aggressive monsters in the game (Asgore and [[spoiler: Flowey)]] were driven by desperation to be free and a-lack-of-soul-induced madness respectively. Even [[spoiler: the Fallen Child]] is implied to have a pretty big FreudianExcuse, and we barely know what they were like in life. In fact, WordOfGod has it that all of the characters are fundamentally good except [[spoiler:The Fallen Child]], the player on a [[OmnicidalManiac Genocide run]] and a random monster called [[TheFriendNobodyLikes Jerry.]]
22nd Mar '17 5:55:40 PM MasterFuzzy
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** Harper Lee also tries to show that most of the characters, even the racist ones, aren't so much wrong as misguided, having grown up in an environment where racism is encouraged and seen as natural. It could even be argued that Bob Ewell has somewhat of a FreudianExcuse, although that's debatable.



* ''Series/OnceUponATime'': There are two main phrases that come up often: "[[PowerAtAPrice Magic always comes at a price]]", and "Evil isn't born, it's made." Pretty much every villain has some legit reason for being evil.

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* ''Series/OnceUponATime'': There are two Two of the main phrases that come up often: are: "[[PowerAtAPrice Magic always comes at a price]]", and "Evil isn't born, it's made." Pretty much every villain has some legit reason for being evil.
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.
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