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18th Feb '17 6:51:14 AM rafi
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* Almost all incarnations of Kira in ''Manga/DeathNote'' fall under this trope, with the exception of the one profit-driven CorruptCorporateExecutive. Most notably, the main character Light is a mix of KnightTemplar and AGodAmI, believing he'll become the [[CatchPhrase "god of the new world"]] by completely eradicating the world's criminals. True to the series' penchant of showing what happens to HeWhoFightsMonsters, a good number of the Kiras [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope Jump Off the Slippery Slope]] into KnightTemplar (such as Light himself) or just plain AxCrazy (such as Mikami) territory.

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* Almost all incarnations of Kira in ''Manga/DeathNote'' fall under this trope, with the Rio from ''Manga/AnaSatsujin'' mainly kills criminals, though she hates police and makes an exception of for them. She will technically kill anyone she feels like, which includes her boyfriend.
* Vino from ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' counts. An incredibly violent assassin, he generally prefers to kill by smashing his targets' faces into
the one profit-driven CorruptCorporateExecutive. Most notably, the ground from a moving train. However, he takes pride in only killing other criminals, and refuses to do jobs on people who are not guilty. In its main character Light is a mix plot aboard the Flying Pussyfoot, Vino actually can be considered the most heroic of KnightTemplar those involved, as his brutal murder spree only involves the cultists and AGodAmI, believing he'll become gangsters who were trying to harm the [[CatchPhrase "god of passengers. He even saves the new world"]] by completely eradicating the world's criminals. True to the series' penchant of showing what happens to HeWhoFightsMonsters, a good number of the Kiras [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope Jump Off the Slippery Slope]] into KnightTemplar (such as Light himself) or just plain AxCrazy (such as Mikami) territory.[[ThoseTwoGuys comic relief]] from certain death.



* Both [[VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2 Sparkling Justice]] and Manga/KillerKiller from Series/DanganRonpa exclusively kill criminals.
* Almost all incarnations of Kira in ''Manga/DeathNote'' fall under this trope, with the exception of the one profit-driven CorruptCorporateExecutive. Most notably, the main character Light is a mix of KnightTemplar and AGodAmI, believing he'll become the [[CatchPhrase "god of the new world"]] by completely eradicating the world's criminals. True to the series' penchant of showing what happens to HeWhoFightsMonsters, a good number of the Kiras [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope Jump Off the Slippery Slope]] into KnightTemplar (such as Light himself) or just plain AxCrazy (such as Mikami) territory.
* Haseo from ''Franchise/DOTHack'', nicknamed "Terror of Death" due to his insistence on killing [[PlayerKilling PKers]] (which makes him a [=PKer-Ker=]).
* Diana, Selacao number 11 in ''Anime/EdenOfTheEast'', hunts rapists and dispatches them by castration via cigar cutter.



* Diana, Selacao number 11 in ''Anime/EdenOfTheEast'', hunts rapists and dispatches them by castration via cigar cutter.
* Vino from ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' counts. An incredibly violent assassin, he generally prefers to kill by smashing his targets' faces into the ground from a moving train. However, he takes pride in only killing other criminals, and refuses to do jobs on people who are not guilty. In its main plot aboard the Flying Pussyfoot, Vino actually can be considered the most heroic of those involved, as his brutal murder spree only involves the cultists and gangsters who were trying to harm the passengers. He even saves the [[ThoseTwoGuys comic relief]] from certain death.



* Haseo from ''Franchise/DOTHack'', nicknamed "Terror of Death" due to his insistence on killing [[PlayerKilling PKers]] (which makes him a [=PKer-Ker=]).
* Rio from ''Manga/AnaSatsujin'' mainly kills criminals, though she hates police and makes an exception for them. She will technically kill anyone she feels like, which includes her boyfriend.
* Both [[VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2 Sparkling Justice]] and Manga/KillerKiller from Series/DanganRonpa exclusively kill criminals.



* There's a great early ''ComicBook/{{Spawn}}'' story where Spawn tracks down a child predator who lures kids to their deaths with an ice cream truck. Spawn then proceeds to kill him by stabbing him to death with ice cream bars.

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* There's a great early ''ComicBook/{{Spawn}}'' story where Spawn tracks down a child predator ''Franchise/MarvelUniverse''
** ComicBook/ThePunisher hunts and kills as many criminals as he can. Currently he's killed over 48,000.
** ComicBook/{{Venom}} from SpiderMan (DependingOnTheWriter).
** Night Raven, from Marvel UK (though his stories take place mostly in the US), has targeted serial murderers, including an unauthorized successor to his mantle, Howard Bates,
who lures kids to their deaths with had admired Night Raven as a child.
** The Scourge of the Underworld is
an ice cream truck. Spawn then proceeds to kill him by stabbing him to death with ice cream bars.entire organization of these -- though only a scant handful of its victims are actual killers.
** For a time, ComicBook/{{Morbius}} would only drink the blood of criminals.
* Creator/FrankMiller's Batman. Regular Franchise/{{Batman}} spends his life fearing that he [[HeWhoFightsMonsters may become this if he ever loses control]].



* Suture from the comic ''Curse of {{Spawn}}''.
* Marv becomes this in the ''ComicBook/SinCity'' story, "The Hard Goodbye."



* ThePunisher hunts and kills as many criminals as he can. Currently he's killed over 48,000.
* ComicBook/{{Venom}} from SpiderMan (DependingOnTheWriter).
* NightRaven, from Marvel UK (though his stories take place mostly in the US), has targeted serial murderers, including an unauthorized successor to his mantle, Howard Bates, who had admired Night Raven as a child.



* Marv becomes this in the ''ComicBook/SinCity'' story, "The Hard Goodbye".
* There's a great early ''ComicBook/{{Spawn}}'' story where Spawn tracks down a child predator who lures kids to their deaths with an ice cream truck. Spawn then proceeds to kill him by stabbing him to death with ice cream bars.
* Suture from the comic ''Curse of {{Spawn}}''.



* Creator/FrankMiller's Batman. Regular Franchise/{{Batman}} spends his life fearing that he [[HeWhoFightsMonsters may become this if he ever loses control]].
* The Scourge of the Underworld in the Franchise/MarvelUniverse is an entire organization of these -- though only a scant handful of its victims are actual killers.



* For a time, ComicBook/{{Morbius}} would only drink the blood of criminals.




* In DoctorWho fanfic ''{{FanFic/Gemini}},'' Captain June Harper is a dishonorably discharged former Time Agent now on the run from charges of PoliceBrutality and vigilante murder. She despises the concept of innocent people suffering, but the [[HeroProtagonist Hero Protagonists]] who travel with her are consistently horrified by the ways in which she kills the people who threaten said innocents. TheLancer Damien [[DiscussedTrope claims that the only reason why he and the other heroes support her]] - even as they are hunted by the universe's law enforcement agencies for aiding and abetting a SuperVillain - is because she HatesBeingAlone and would just make new friends if she didn't have the heroes. They don't see themselves as supporting June Harper as a serial killer so much as they see themselves as distracting her from [[DarkMessiah starting an army of Serial-Killer Killers.]]

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\n* In DoctorWho Series/DoctorWho fanfic ''{{FanFic/Gemini}},'' Captain June Harper is a dishonorably discharged former Time Agent now on the run from charges of PoliceBrutality and vigilante murder. She despises the concept of innocent people suffering, but the [[HeroProtagonist Hero Protagonists]] who travel with her are consistently horrified by the ways in which she kills the people who threaten said innocents. TheLancer Damien [[DiscussedTrope claims that the only reason why he and the other heroes support her]] - even as they are hunted by the universe's law enforcement agencies for aiding and abetting a SuperVillain - is because she HatesBeingAlone and would just make new friends if she didn't have the heroes. They don't see themselves as supporting June Harper as a serial killer so much as they see themselves as distracting her from [[DarkMessiah starting an army of Serial-Killer Killers.]]
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* Serial Killer X from ''VideoGame/CondemnedCriminalOrigins''. Spying on FBI Agent Ethan Thomas, SKX figured out the identities of ten other Serial Killers and [[KarmicDeath murdered them in the way they did their victims]], which caused them to be confused for their own victims by the authorities and the investigation to go cold, thus keeping X's involvement unknown. In the [[VideoGame/Condemned2Bloodshot sequel]], his goals have [[MotiveDecay shifted to dissecting people in an effort to give himself superpowers.]]



* In ''VideoGame/TheCatLady'', Susan Ashworth's primary goal is to kill five serial killers, called "Parasites".



* Serial Killer X from ''VideoGame/CondemnedCriminalOrigins''. Spying on FBI Agent Ethan Thomas, SKX figured out the identities of ten other Serial Killers and [[KarmicDeath murdered them in the way they did their victims]], which caused them to be confused for their own victims by the authorities and the investigation to go cold, thus keeping X's involvement unknown. In the [[VideoGame/Condemned2Bloodshot sequel]], his goals have [[MotiveDecay shifted to dissecting people in an effort to give himself superpowers.]]
* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' has the Blades of Darkmoon covenant, which allows you to hunt down and invade players who have been indicted for [=PvP=] by doing it too much, cheating at it, or [[spoiler:for killing Dark Sun Gwyndolyn, the covenant's leader]].
* [[spoiler:Matheiu Bellamont]] from ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion''. On one hand, he's a murderous lunatic with an ''incredibly'' disturbing TortureCellar cum RoomFullOfCrazy. On the other hand, he only kills members of the [[MurderInc Dark]] [[ReligionOfEvil Brotherhood]]. To make it even more sketchy, [[spoiler:he's not even the one that kills a lot of them!]]



* James Cash of ''VideoGame/{{Manhunt}}'' becomes this, technically; he is hunting down and brutally murdering people for Starkweather's SnuffFilm, even using slasher-type methods of hunting and butchering, and the people he kills are Starkweather's "workers", which means they're all guilty of multiple murder as well.
* Garrus Vakarian in the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' series between the first and second games. He became a vigilante in the in-universe WretchedHive, hunting down all sorts of criminals, often administering poetic justice against the more particularly heinous ones. He brutalized a slaver, killed a drug dealer using the same addictive and deadly drug the dealer sold, killed a specialist in biological warfare with a virus, and killed a dangerous saboteur by causing a space suit malfunction.
* ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'' is in part all about this sort of thing. While the player character Travis Touchdown is part of a union of assassins, and as such does get the occasional mission to, y'know, assassinate someone, for the most part his only concern is becoming the highest-ranked assassin in the union by killing off all the higher-ranked ones.



* In ''VideoGame/TheCatLady'', Susan Ashworth's primary goal is to kill five serial killers, called "Parasites".
* Garrus Vakarian in the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' series between the first and second games. He became a vigilante in the in-universe WretchedHive, hunting down all sorts of criminals, often administering poetic justice against the more particularly heinous ones. He brutalized a slaver, killed a drug dealer using the same addictive and deadly drug the dealer sold, killed a specialist in biological warfare with a virus, and killed a dangerous saboteur by causing a space suit malfunction.
* [[spoiler:Matheiu Bellamont]] from ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion''. On one hand, he's a murderous lunatic with an ''incredibly'' disturbing TortureCellar cum RoomFullOfCrazy. On the other hand, he only kills members of the [[MurderInc Dark]] [[ReligionOfEvil Brotherhood]]. To make it even more sketchy, [[spoiler:he's not even the one that kills a lot of them!]]

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* In ''VideoGame/TheCatLady'', Susan Ashworth's primary goal Tormentor from the unreleased fighting game ''VideoGame/ThrillKill'' is to kill five serial killers, called "Parasites".
* Garrus Vakarian
a judge executed in the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' series between the first electric chair after it was found out he acquitted criminals just so he could later torture and second games. He became a vigilante in the in-universe WretchedHive, hunting down all sorts of criminals, often administering poetic justice against the more particularly heinous ones. He brutalized a slaver, killed a drug dealer using the same addictive and deadly drug the dealer sold, killed a specialist in biological warfare with a virus, and killed a dangerous saboteur by causing a space suit malfunction.
* [[spoiler:Matheiu Bellamont]] from ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion''. On one hand, he's a murderous lunatic with an ''incredibly'' disturbing TortureCellar cum RoomFullOfCrazy. On the other hand, he only kills members of the [[MurderInc Dark]] [[ReligionOfEvil Brotherhood]]. To make it even more sketchy, [[spoiler:he's not even the one that kills a lot of them!]]
kill them instead.



* ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'' is in part all about this sort of thing. While the player character Travis Touchdown is part of a union of assassins, and as such does get the occasional mission to, y'know, assassinate someone, for the most part his only concern is becoming the highest-ranked assassin in the union by killing off all the higher-ranked ones.
* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' has the Blades of Darkmoon covenant, which allows you to hunt down and invade players who have been indicted for [=PvP=] by doing it too much, cheating at it, or [[spoiler:for killing Dark Sun Gwyndolyn, the covenant's leader]].
* James Cash of ''VideoGame/{{Manhunt}}'' becomes this, technically; he is hunting down and brutally murdering people for Starkweather's SnuffFilm, even using slasher-type methods of hunting and butchering, and the people he kills are Starkweather's "workers", which means they're all guilty of multiple murder as well.
* Tormentor from the unreleased fighting game ''VideoGame/ThrillKill'' is a judge executed in the electric chair after it was found out he acquitted criminals just so he could later torture and kill them instead.
18th Feb '17 6:08:23 AM MadCat221
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* ''Series/{{Dexter}}'', adaptation of the book ''[[Literature/{{Dexter}} Darkly Dreaming Dexter]]'' (in season 2, the series took a different direction than the books). Dexter realizes that he's evil, but has been programmed to [[EvenEvilHasStandards live within a]] [[LawfulEvil set of standards]] that are supposed to place him above common murderers. He sometimes allows himself to fantasize that he is a dark avenger of the innocent.

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* ''Series/{{Dexter}}'', adaptation of the book ''[[Literature/{{Dexter}} Darkly Dreaming Dexter]]'' (in season 2, the series took a different direction than the books). Dexter realizes that he's evil, but has been programmed to [[EvenEvilHasStandards live within a]] [[LawfulEvil set of standards]] that are supposed to place him above common murderers. He sometimes allows himself to fantasize that he is a dark avenger of the innocent. Occasionally, when his target reveals that their victim had it coming too (such as a gay boy who killed his gaybashers before they killed him), Dexter forces his need to go unsated that night.
17th Feb '17 10:15:19 AM Morgenthaler
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A SubTrope of TheHunter.
23rd Nov '16 6:19:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* Some of the vampires in AnneRice's books ''Literature/TheVampireChronicles'' tend to be this. Post-Akasha Lestat mostly kills and drinks mobsters, muggers, and the like... but sometimes cannot control himself and kills someone he deems particularly impressive. Another vampire, Pandora, when we meet her, is hunting a drug dealer.

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* Some of the vampires in AnneRice's Creator/AnneRice's books ''Literature/TheVampireChronicles'' tend to be this. Post-Akasha Lestat mostly kills and drinks mobsters, muggers, and the like... but sometimes cannot control himself and kills someone he deems particularly impressive. Another vampire, Pandora, when we meet her, is hunting a drug dealer.



* The murderer in the [[Series/{{Wallander}} Kurt Wallander]] novel ''The Fifth Woman'' turns out to be a rare female example of this trope.
* The narrator of ''TheLaundrySeries'' describes [[VampireHunter Vampire Hunters]] as this, even making a direct comparison to Dexter.

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* The murderer in the [[Series/{{Wallander}} Kurt Wallander]] Literature/KurtWallander novel ''The Fifth Woman'' turns out to be a rare female example of this trope.
* The narrator of ''TheLaundrySeries'' ''Literature/TheLaundrySeries'' describes [[VampireHunter Vampire Hunters]] as this, even making a direct comparison to Dexter.



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23rd Nov '16 6:15:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[TheSilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal Lecter]] at times.

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* [[TheSilenceOfTheLambs ''Franchise/HannibalLecter'': Hannibal Lecter]] Lecter, a cannibalistic serial killer with a sizable bodycount of his own, at times.times goes after other killers when he's not locked up, including Nazi war criminal Vladis Grutas in ''Literature/HannibalRising'' and disfigured pedophile Mason Verger in ''Literature/{{Hannibal}}''.



* Some of the [[TheVampireChronicles vampires]] in AnneRice's books tend to be this. Post-Akasha Lestat mostly kills and drinks mobsters, muggers, and the like... but sometimes cannot control himself and kills someone he deems particularly impressive. Another vampire, Pandora, when we meet her, is hunting a drug dealer.

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* Some of the [[TheVampireChronicles vampires]] vampires in AnneRice's books ''Literature/TheVampireChronicles'' tend to be this. Post-Akasha Lestat mostly kills and drinks mobsters, muggers, and the like... but sometimes cannot control himself and kills someone he deems particularly impressive. Another vampire, Pandora, when we meet her, is hunting a drug dealer.
6th Nov '16 4:58:04 PM Kadorhal
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* In both ''VideoGame/{{MadWorld}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Anarchy Reigns}}'', Jack fits this well, and he is ''very'' good at it.
* Travis Touchdown of ''VideoGame/{{No More Heroes}}'' only kills other killers.

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* In both ''VideoGame/{{MadWorld}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Anarchy Reigns}}'', ''VideoGame/AnarchyReigns'', Jack fits this well, and he is ''very'' good at it.
* ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'' is in part all about this sort of thing. While the player character Travis Touchdown is part of ''VideoGame/{{No More Heroes}}'' a union of assassins, and as such does get the occasional mission to, y'know, assassinate someone, for the most part his only kills other killers.concern is becoming the highest-ranked assassin in the union by killing off all the higher-ranked ones.



* Tormentor from the unreleased fighting game ''ThrillKill'' is a judge executed in the electric chair after it was found out he aquitted criminals just so he could later torture and kill them instead.

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* Tormentor from the unreleased fighting game ''ThrillKill'' ''VideoGame/ThrillKill'' is a judge executed in the electric chair after it was found out he aquitted acquitted criminals just so he could later torture and kill them instead.
2nd Nov '16 2:36:08 PM TheNewBig
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* ThePunisher is a mass murderer who mostly targets organized crime, because a mob hit killed his family

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* ThePunisher is a mass murderer who mostly targets organized crime, because a mob hit hunts and kills as many criminals as he can. Currently he's killed his familyover 48,000.



* The animated movie ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueGodsAndMonsters'' depicts an alternate continuity of the Franchise/DCUniverse where ComicBook/{{Batman}}, instead of being Bruce Wayne, is Kirk Langstrom, a scientist who accidentally turned himself into a vampire while trying to cure himself from lymphoma (much like ComicBook/{{Morbius}}). He deals with the resulting BloodLust he suffers by feeding on mobs and psychopaths. [[ActorAllusion Amusingly enough, he is voiced by]] Series/{{Dexter}}'s [[Creator/MichaelCHall actor.]]

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* The animated movie ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueGodsAndMonsters'' depicts an alternate continuity of the Franchise/DCUniverse where ComicBook/{{Batman}}, instead of being Bruce Wayne, is Kirk Langstrom, a scientist who accidentally turned himself into a vampire while trying to cure himself from lymphoma (much like ComicBook/{{Morbius}}). He deals with the resulting BloodLust he suffers by feeding on mobs mobsters and psychopaths. [[ActorAllusion Amusingly enough, he is voiced by]] Series/{{Dexter}}'s [[Creator/MichaelCHall actor.]]
24th Oct '16 9:58:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheOnion'' [[http://www.theonion.com/content/radio_news/series_of_serial_killer "Series Of Serial-Killer Killings Rocks Serial-Killer Community"]]

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* ''TheOnion'' ''Website/TheOnion'' [[http://www.theonion.com/content/radio_news/series_of_serial_killer "Series Of Serial-Killer Killings Rocks Serial-Killer Community"]]
18th Sep '16 8:57:01 AM nombretomado
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* In both ''{{MadWorld}}'' and ''{{Anarchy Reigns}}'', Jack fits this well, and he is ''very'' good at it.

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* In both ''{{MadWorld}}'' ''VideoGame/{{MadWorld}}'' and ''{{Anarchy ''VideoGame/{{Anarchy Reigns}}'', Jack fits this well, and he is ''very'' good at it.
1st Sep '16 12:18:32 AM Clockwork_Lemon
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** However, ultimately he kills those who HE decides deserve it, people who are evil according to his own idea of right and wrong. (which makes sense given his [[AGodAmI view of the world]]) This even includes the immortal child Czeslaw Myer, who was one of his victims on the Flying Pussyfoot. Though due to Czes' immortality he couldn't kill him, but he did torture him to such a degree that even surpassed Fermet's treatment.
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