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18th Oct '17 7:19:35 AM Njein
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* '''Mission-Based''' -- The killer believes that their actions are [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans for the greater good]], or in the service of some higher purpose, because they are performing some kind of social, political, philosophical, or religious service, generally targeting people they blame for society's ills, or view as sinful, distasteful, or dangerous. Though they may be deluded, they are not psychotic like the Visionary killer, having a rough grasp on reality. {{Vigilante}} killers are a sub-type of this.

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* '''Mission-Based''' -- The killer [[KnightTemplar believes that their actions are are]] [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans for the greater good]], or in the service of some higher purpose, because they are performing some kind of social, political, philosophical, or religious service, generally targeting people they blame for society's ills, or view as sinful, distasteful, or dangerous. Though they may be deluded, they are not psychotic like the Visionary killer, having a rough grasp on reality. {{Vigilante}} killers are a sub-type of this.
25th Sep '17 10:43:28 AM Malady
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* In the FlanneryOConnor short story, ''A Good Man Is Hard To Find'', a serial killer called "The Misfit" and minions meet up with a family, whose matriarch tries to talk her way out [[spoiler:but it does not work out for her]].

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* In the FlanneryOConnor Creator/FlanneryOConnor short story, ''A Good Man Is Hard To Find'', a serial killer called "The Misfit" and minions meet up with a family, whose matriarch tries to talk her way out [[spoiler:but it does not work out for her]].
17th Sep '17 11:39:47 AM ZimFan89
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* The series ''Series/VanHelsing'' has a very disturbing serial killer character living among the group of travelers who is only revealed near the end of the series. It turns out [[spoiler:Sam has been picking off group members]] the whole time. It seems to mainly be some sort of compulsion given that [[spoiler:he sobs to himself when he decides to kill Susan]]. The justification that it was all to protect them by killing off the weakest is probably self deception.

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* The series ''Series/VanHelsing'' has a very disturbing serial killer character living among the group of travelers who is only revealed near the end of the series.first season. It turns out [[spoiler:Sam has been picking off group members]] the whole time. It seems to mainly be some sort of compulsion given that [[spoiler:he sobs to himself when he decides to kill Susan]]. The justification that it was all to protect them by [[TheSocialDarwinist killing off the weakest weakest]] is probably self deception.
15th Sep '17 3:13:47 PM Malady
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** '''[[CopKiller Police Killers]]''' are the other way around, killing actual police weither [[GoodCopBadCop decent policemen]] or [[CorruptCop foul]], they kill with the belief they are AboveTheLaw.

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** '''[[CopKiller Police Killers]]''' are the other way around, killing actual police weither either [[GoodCopBadCop decent policemen]] or [[CorruptCop foul]], they kill with the belief they are AboveTheLaw.
12th Sep '17 10:18:36 PM Gaming28
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** '''[[CopKiller Police Killers]]''' are the other way around, killing actual police weither [[GoodCopBadCop decent policemen]] or [[CorruptCop foul]], they kill with the belief they are AboveTheLaw.
7th Sep '17 9:32:02 AM Morgenthaler
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** ''Evilenko'', also based on Chikatilo (though much more loosely).

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** * ''Evilenko'', also based on Chikatilo (though much more loosely).loosely). The serial killer main character has psychic powers now.
3rd Sep '17 5:40:49 PM DarthNANAME
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* ''Manga/BokuNoHeroAcademia'' gives us [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Hero Killer Stain]], a mission-based serial killer who, like his alias says, [[HeroKiller targets superheroes.]] He believes that society's class of superheros are corrupt glory-hounds who are heroes in name only, and have completely lost sight of the virtues that he believes make people real heroes. He used to be an advocate for societal reform so heroes are self-sacrificing altruists and not celebrities, but at some point he [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope made a flying leap off the deep end]] and now murders heroes who don't live up to his deranged standards.
** Despite being a serial killer, you do have to give Stain credit for legitimately believing in his belief system. He targets supervillains with the same lack of mercy and he spares potential victims if they manage to match his standards of what a proper hero should be.

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* ''Manga/BokuNoHeroAcademia'' gives us [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast ''Manga/BokuNoHeroAcademia'':
**[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
Hero Killer Stain]], Stain]] is a mission-based serial killer who, like his alias says, [[HeroKiller targets superheroes.]] He believes that society's class of superheros are corrupt glory-hounds who are heroes in name only, and have completely lost sight of the virtues that he believes make people real heroes. He used to be an advocate for societal reform so heroes are self-sacrificing altruists and not celebrities, but at some point he [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope made a flying leap off the deep end]] and now murders heroes who don't live up to his deranged standards.
** *** Despite being a serial killer, you do have to give Stain credit for legitimately believing in his belief system. He targets supervillains with the same lack of mercy and he spares potential victims if they manage to match his standards of what a proper hero should be.be.
** Himiko Toga appears to be a Hedonistic type. Her quirk, like Stain's, activates when she drinks blood. Stain, however, only drinks blood as part of combat and not necessarily as part of his murderous urges. Toga, on the other hand, seems to get sexual pleasure from murdering and draining her victims.
3rd Sep '17 2:51:24 PM DarthNANAME
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** Despite being a serial killer, you do have to give Stain credit for legitimately believing in his belief system. He targets supervillains with the same lack of mercy and he spares potential victims if they manage to match his standards of what a proper hero should be.
3rd Sep '17 2:47:40 PM DarthNANAME
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* ''Manga/BokuNoHeroAcademia'' gives us [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Hero Killer Stain]], a mission-based serial killer who, like his alias says, [[HeroKiller targets superheroes.]] He believes that society's class of superheros are corrupt glory-hounds who are heroes in name only, and have completely lost sight of the virtues that he believes make people real heroes. He used to be an advocate for societal reform so heroes are self-sacrificing altruists and not celebrities, but at some point he [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope made a flying leap off the deep end]] and now murders heroes who don't live up to his deranged standards.
13th Aug '17 5:33:20 PM Game_Fan
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* The series ''Series/VanHelsing'' has a very disturbing serial killer character living among the group of travelers who is only revealed near the end of the series. It turns out [[spoiler:Sam has been picking off group members]] the whole time. It seems to mainly be some sort of compulsion given that [[spoiler:he sobs to himself when he decides to kill Susan]]. The justification that it was all to protect them by killing off the weakest is probably self deception.
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