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13th Jan '16 6:45:53 PM WillBGood
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* Mentioned in ''Don't Download This Song'' by ''Music/WeirdAl''. -->Cuz you start off stealing songs -->Then you're robbing liquor stores -->And selling crack, and running over school kids with your caaaaar!
13th Jan '16 10:41:56 AM Jake
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* A major theme of ''Literature/TheLostFleet''. [[OneNationUnderCopyright The Syndicate Worlds]] were a brutally repressive and unpleasant oligarchy to start with, but in [[ForeverWar a full century]] of bloody and seemingly unwinnable war, TheAlliance has started [[HeWhoFightsMonsters started resorting to tactics as ruthless and immoral as their enemies.]] It takes recently-defrosted HumanPopsicle Captain John Geary bringing an outside perspective -not to mention [[BerserkButton really blowing his stack in public]], [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness something he does no more than five times in seven volumes]]- to shock some of the other SpaceNavy officers into [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone realising just how far they've fallen.]]
6th Dec '15 3:46:32 PM Nohbody
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* A major theme in ''Franchise/BioShock'', where the two Big Bads during the [[FlavorText backstory]] change from rude ruler to the people they hate most (in the [[VideoGame/BioShock1 first]], an objectivist became first a dictator, then a totalitarian dictator, in the [[VideoGame/BioShock2 second]], an Altruist became more and more selfish and [[spoiler:ends up sacrificing everything to save herself]]). The [[AnAesop lesson]] here is the danger of fanaticism.
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* A major theme in ''Franchise/BioShock'', ''VideoGame/BioShock'', where the two Big Bads during the [[FlavorText backstory]] change from rude ruler to the people they hate most (in the [[VideoGame/BioShock1 first]], an objectivist became first a dictator, then a totalitarian dictator, in the [[VideoGame/BioShock2 second]], an Altruist became more and more selfish and [[spoiler:ends up sacrificing everything to save herself]]). The [[AnAesop lesson]] here is the danger of fanaticism.
2nd Dec '15 6:35:16 PM MJC
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** Sasuke didn't just slide down the slippery slope, he grabbed the sled [[spoiler:Itachi stupidly gave him]] on the way to the edge so he could get down faster. First, he betrayed the village by joining Orochimaru just so he could get strong enough to kill Itachi. He at least had some qualms about killing at this point. [[spoiler:Later on, after killing Itachi, he learns that Itachi massacred their clan under orders from ''four'' of the higher ups (one of which was against it but overruled) in order to stop a civil war that could develop into a ''world war''. Naturally, Sasuke decides that the ''entire village'' has to die because of this. By the time he reaches Konoha, he is not above cold-blooded murder of even his allies just to accomplish his goals.]]
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** Sasuke didn't just slide down the slippery slope, he grabbed the sled [[spoiler:Itachi stupidly [[NiceJobBreakingItHero stupidly]] gave him]] on the way to the edge so he could get down faster. First, he betrayed the village by joining Orochimaru just so he could get strong enough to kill Itachi. He at least had some qualms about killing at this point. [[spoiler:Later on, after killing Itachi, he learns that Itachi massacred their clan under orders from ''four'' of the higher ups (one of which was against it but overruled) in order to stop a civil war that could develop into a ''world war''. Naturally, Sasuke decides that the ''entire village'' has to die because of this. By the time he reaches Konoha, he is not above cold-blooded murder of even his allies just to accomplish his goals.]]
30th Oct '15 3:40:19 PM margdean56
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* In Literature/SherlockHolmes story "A man with a twisted lip", the resolution is that a respectable journalist first poses as a beggar for the sake of research, then discovers this pays way more than his job (if done artistically enough), then uses begging to get out of a medical debt, and finally abandons journalism altogether, becoming professional beggar.
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* In Literature/SherlockHolmes story "A man "The Man with a twisted lip", the Twisted Lip", the resolution is that a respectable journalist first poses as a beggar for the sake of research, then discovers this pays way more than his job (if done artistically enough), then uses begging to get out of a medical debt, and finally abandons journalism altogether, becoming a professional beggar.
13th Sep '15 4:02:16 PM MechWarrior
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* Magneto in ''Film/XMenFirstClass''; a really good and interesting example in that he starts the movie already as an AntiHero and spends most of the movie establishing his attitude that would cause him to slip into evil before he actually does so. And while he's undeniably a JerkAss in opposition to the heroes by the end of the movie, he still isn't evil and never really crosses the MoralEventHorizon.
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* Magneto in ''Film/XMenFirstClass''; a really good and interesting example in that he starts the movie already as an AntiHero and spends most of the movie establishing his attitude that would cause him to slip into evil before he actually does so. And while he's undeniably a JerkAss {{Jerkass}} in opposition to the heroes by the end of the movie, he still isn't evil and never really crosses the MoralEventHorizon.
7th Sep '15 8:11:27 PM TheDisgaean
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* Mentioned in "Don't Download This Song" by ''Music/WeirdAl''.
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* Mentioned in "Don't ''Don't Download This Song" Song'' by ''Music/WeirdAl''.
7th Sep '15 8:10:35 PM TheDisgaean
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* "Don't Download This Song" by ''Music/WeirdAl''.
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* Mentioned in "Don't Download This Song" by ''Music/WeirdAl''.
7th Sep '15 8:09:56 PM TheDisgaean
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* ''Afraid of the Dark'' by ''Music/TheMegas'' is sung about how [[VideoGame/MegaMan3 Shadow Man]] is slowly losing his old personality as he becomes a killer and how he's terrified of it all.
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* ''Afraid of the Dark'' by ''Music/TheMegas'' is sung about how [[VideoGame/MegaMan3 Shadow Man]] is slowly losing his old personality as he becomes a killer and how he's terrified of it all.] * "Don't Download This Song" by ''Music/WeirdAl''. -->Cuz you start off stealing songs -->Then you're robbing liquor stores -->And selling crack, and running over school kids with your caaaaar!
20th Aug '15 8:30:49 AM Quanyails
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* It's been heavily implied in Series/DoctorWho that the Doctor is terrified of this happening to him. And in fact, during his first adventure, he almost killed a caveman with a rock, until Ian intervened. Which is why he likes to have humans around him at all times. Because they keep his good side in check. Donna Noble's actions in "The Fires of Pompeii" was a good example.
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* It's been heavily implied in Series/DoctorWho ''Series/DoctorWho'' that the Doctor is terrified of this happening to him. And in fact, during his first adventure, he almost killed a caveman with a rock, until Ian intervened. Which is why he likes to have humans around him at all times. Because they keep his good side in check. Donna Noble's actions in "The Fires of Pompeii" was a good example.
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