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31st Aug '17 1:19:01 PM Prometheus117
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* InUniverse example in ''Series/AshVsEvilDead''. [[Franchise/EvilDead Ashley Williams]] has gained quite the reputation as a SerialKiller who leaves bodies dismembered and blasted beyond recognition, all of which is true...except for the fact the people he kills are [[DemonicPossession people or corpses possessed by the]] UltimateEvil that gleefully slaughter anyone who gets in their way ForTheEvulz. Ash himself lacks any traits of a SerialKiller, however, and is more of a CrazyAwesome DirtyOldMan. {{Lampshaded}} in the aptly-named "Killer of Killers".
-->'''Ash''': (having just killed a Deadite in front of the cop convinced he was a murderer) I told you: I kill killers.
28th Aug '17 8:29:07 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Scar of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' is pretty much this, except replace "serial killer" with "usually unrepentant war criminal." Indeed, he assassinates his targets using the same power that they use to commit their war crimes.

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* Scar of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' is pretty much this, except replace "serial killer" with "usually unrepentant war "war criminal." Indeed, he assassinates his targets using the same power that they use to commit their war crimes.
28th Aug '17 8:27:57 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Scar of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' is pretty much this, except replace "serial killer" with "usually unrepentant war criminal", and does indeed kill them using the same power that they use to do their war crimes.

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* Scar of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' is pretty much this, except replace "serial killer" with "usually unrepentant war criminal", and does indeed kill them criminal." Indeed, he assassinates his targets using the same power that they use to do commit their war crimes.
28th Jul '17 5:01:49 AM SeptimusHeap
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* A new generation of Assassins in the ''{{Discworld}}'' of Creator/AAPessimal think like this. They are not evil or psychopathic and in many respects are well-adjusted rational people - well, ladies. But this group of Assassins have decided on what they call Ethical Assassination. They still want the money and the contract fees and they respect the rules. Especially the Guild maxim of ''nil mortifi sine lucre''. But they exploit the latitude offered by being able to pick and choose their contacts, and only choose clients whose passing will make the Disc a little bit cleaner. One informal "firm" is dubbed ''The Marriage Guidance Counsellors'', for instance: whatever the reason might officially be, these Lady Assassins choose only men with a reputation for things like wife-beating, rape, child abuse. Then deal with it decisively. A [[LittleMissBadass younger]] [[BadassIsraeli Cenotian]] Assassin takes pleasure in targeting people who get anti-Cenotic. This adds retribution and job satisfaction to her contract fee.

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* A new generation of Assassins in the ''{{Discworld}}'' ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' of Creator/AAPessimal think like this. They are not evil or psychopathic and in many respects are well-adjusted rational people - well, ladies. But this group of Assassins have decided on what they call Ethical Assassination. They still want the money and the contract fees and they respect the rules. Especially the Guild maxim of ''nil mortifi sine lucre''. But they exploit the latitude offered by being able to pick and choose their contacts, and only choose clients whose passing will make the Disc a little bit cleaner. One informal "firm" is dubbed ''The Marriage Guidance Counsellors'', for instance: whatever the reason might officially be, these Lady Assassins choose only men with a reputation for things like wife-beating, rape, child abuse. Then deal with it decisively. A [[LittleMissBadass younger]] [[BadassIsraeli Cenotian]] Assassin takes pleasure in targeting people who get anti-Cenotic. This adds retribution and job satisfaction to her contract fee.
14th Jun '17 6:43:19 PM Theokal3
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* ''TabletopGame/GeistTheSinEaters'': Sin-Eaters mainly focus on dealing with ghosts and helping them move to the afterlife, which in the case of ghosts born from a violent death often means avenging them by finding the one responsible for their murder. ''TabletopGame/HunterTheVigil'' supplement ''Mortal Remains'' mentions that [[SlasherMovie Slashers]] usually are ''[[HorrifyingTheHorror terrified]]'' by Sin-Eaters because of this.
29th May '17 9:50:23 PM nombretomado
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* Sinéad Harkin and the servants of Mother Maiden in ''ComicBook/TheUnforgiving'' (the base for WithinTemptation's album of the same name) are very much this.

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* Sinéad Harkin and the servants of Mother Maiden in ''ComicBook/TheUnforgiving'' (the base for WithinTemptation's Music/WithinTemptation's album of the same name) are very much this.
27th Apr '17 6:26:41 AM AgProv
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* A new generation of Assassins in the ''{{Discworld}}'' of Creator/AAPessimal think like this. They are not evil or psychopathic and in many respects are well-adjusted rational people - well, ladies. but this group of Assassins have decided on what they call Ethical Assassination. They still want the money and the contract fees and respect the rules. Especially the Guild maxim of ''nil mortifi sine lucre''. But they expliot the latitude offered by being able to pick and choose their contacts and only choose clients whose passing will make the disc a little bit cleaner. One informal "firm" is dubbed ''The Marriage Guidance Counsellors'', for instance: whatever the reason might officially be, these Lady Assassins choose only men with a reputation for things like wife-beating, rape, child abuse. Then deal with it decisively. A younger [[BadassIsraeli Cenotian]] Assassin takes pleasure in targeting people who get anti-Cenotic. This adds retribution and job satisfaction to her contract fee.

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* A new generation of Assassins in the ''{{Discworld}}'' of Creator/AAPessimal think like this. They are not evil or psychopathic and in many respects are well-adjusted rational people - well, ladies. but But this group of Assassins have decided on what they call Ethical Assassination. They still want the money and the contract fees and they respect the rules. Especially the Guild maxim of ''nil mortifi sine lucre''. But they expliot exploit the latitude offered by being able to pick and choose their contacts contacts, and only choose clients whose passing will make the disc Disc a little bit cleaner. One informal "firm" is dubbed ''The Marriage Guidance Counsellors'', for instance: whatever the reason might officially be, these Lady Assassins choose only men with a reputation for things like wife-beating, rape, child abuse. Then deal with it decisively. A younger [[LittleMissBadass younger]] [[BadassIsraeli Cenotian]] Assassin takes pleasure in targeting people who get anti-Cenotic. This adds retribution and job satisfaction to her contract fee.
27th Apr '17 6:19:52 AM AgProv
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* A new generation of Assassins in the ''{{Discworld}}'' of Creator/AAPessimal think like this. They are not evil or psychopathic and in many respects are well-adjusted rational people - well, ladies. but this group of Assassins have decided on what they call Ethical Assassination. They still want the money and the contract fees and respect the rules. Especially the Guild maxim of ''nil mortifi sine lucre''. But they expliot the latitude offered by being able to pick and choose their contacts and only choose clients whose passing will make the disc a little bit cleaner. One informal "firm" is dubbed ''The Marriage Guidance Counsellors'', for instance: whatever the reason might officially be, these Lady Assassins choose only men with a reputation for things like wife-beating, rape, child abuse. Then deal with it decisively. A younger [[BadassIsraeli Cenotian]] Assassin takes pleasure in targeting people who get anti-Cenotic. This adds retribution and job satisfaction to her contract fee.
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.]]
]]



* 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.
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