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9th Aug '16 11:59:48 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The Spartans from ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' are said to have "mild sociopathic tendencies" due to their years of being formed into killing machines, though it's shown throughout the series that the Spartans ''do'' care about others, with [[VideoGame/HaloReach Jorge-052]] at one point even going out of his way to comfort a civilian stranger who just lost her father.

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The Spartans from ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' Spartan-[=IIs=] are said to have "mild sociopathic tendencies" due to their years of being formed into killing machines, though it's shown throughout the series that the Spartans ''do'' care about others, with [[VideoGame/HaloReach Jorge-052]] at one point even going out of his way to comfort a civilian stranger who just lost her father.



*** James Ackerson, head of SPARTAN-III, is a good individual example of an ONI sociopath; despite a distinguished record both on and off the field ([[spoiler:even using his last moments in life to help save Cleveland from a Covenant attack]]), he's also often prioritizes his personal ambition over the greater good, to the point where he actually tried to get the Master Chief himself killed in a training accident on Reach ''when the Covenant were already attacking the planet''.

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*** ** James Ackerson, head of SPARTAN-III, is a good individual example of an ONI sociopath; despite a distinguished record both on and off the field ([[spoiler:even using his last moments in life to help save Cleveland from a Covenant attack]]), he's also often prioritizes his personal ambition over the greater good, to the point where he actually tried to get the Master Chief himself killed in a training accident on Reach ''when the Covenant were already attacking the planet''.
30th Jul '16 10:06:57 PM dasuberkaiser
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* The Light Warriors in ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'' would more or less be this, [[NominalHero with emphasis on the "In name only" part]].
** Except [[TokenGoodTeammate Fighter]], who's just incredibly stupid.
* ''Webcomic/LastRes0rt'' has Jason Spades, who considers himself a hero... y'know, except for that whole "[[AxeCrazy wanting to kill Daisy]]" thing.
* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' we have Belkar, an AxeCrazy KnifeNut halfling. WordOfGod makes it VERY clear that Belkar is 100% ChaoticEvil. For most of his screen time he fits better into HeroicComedicSociopath, though there have definitely been moments where his impulsive bloodlust causes drama and even setbacks for the rest of the team. For example, during [[LawfulGood Roy]]'s afterlife judgement it's mentioned that Belkar would normally cause Roy a lot of karma demerits if the team weren't so good at directing Belkar's violence toward the villains.
** After coming to the conclusion that he needs to [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0606.html fake character development]], Belkar has become more cooperative with the rest of the team. In other words, he's gone from being a sociopath to...being a slightly higher-functioning sociopath.
* ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' has [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/?id=2666#comic the Iron Sociopath]] who fights crime because it gives him an opportunity to commit violence unpunished.
* The Scarecrow of ''Webcomic/GothOz'' has NoSocialSkills, casually aims a gun at his crush's head, and constantly tries to get to first base with her.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* The Light Warriors in ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'' would more or less be this, [[NominalHero with emphasis on the "In name only" part]].
** Except [[TokenGoodTeammate Fighter]], who's just incredibly stupid.
* ''Webcomic/LastRes0rt'' has Jason Spades, who considers himself a hero... y'know, except for that whole "[[AxeCrazy wanting to kill Daisy]]" thing.
* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' we have Belkar, an AxeCrazy KnifeNut halfling. WordOfGod makes it VERY clear that Belkar is 100% ChaoticEvil. For most of his screen time he fits better into HeroicComedicSociopath, though there have definitely been moments where his impulsive bloodlust causes drama and even setbacks for the rest of the team. For example, during [[LawfulGood Roy]]'s afterlife judgement it's mentioned that Belkar would normally cause Roy a lot of karma demerits if the team weren't so good at directing Belkar's violence toward the villains.
** After coming to the conclusion that he needs to [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0606.html fake character development]], Belkar has become more cooperative with the rest of the team. In other words, he's gone from being a sociopath to...being a slightly higher-functioning sociopath.
* ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' has [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/?id=2666#comic the Iron Sociopath]] who fights crime because it gives him an opportunity to commit violence unpunished.
* The Scarecrow of ''Webcomic/GothOz'' has NoSocialSkills, casually aims a gun at his crush's head, and constantly tries to get to first base with her.
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22nd Jul '16 12:00:11 AM laughingmanxx19
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** The most blatant example of the Doctor as this trope was The Seventh Doctor. Several episodes, particularly in his later two seasons, were devoted to him caring only about winning, above all else (this is particularly true in the episode CurseOfFenric).
17th Jul '16 4:22:51 AM permeakra
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** And most side characters count too. Tiny Tina is plainly stated to be a psychopath, Scooter murders his mothers boyfriends, Moxxi runs underground fighting rings of lethal variety for shit and giggles, and so on.
13th Jul '16 4:33:07 AM Az_Tech341
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->'''Win:''' Well-read fella. You didn't introduce us.
->'''Father Jackey:''' Walter Cow is not someone you want to know.
->'''Win:''' Whyzzat? Is he a gangster? Looks like one, anyway.
->'''Father Jackey:''' Walter!? Oh, Heavens no. He's a Barber. But there are many different ways to be dangerous.
-->-- ''Webcomic/LovecraftIsMissing''

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->'''Win:''' Well-read fella. You didn't introduce us.
->'''Father Jackey:''' Walter Cow is
->'''Watson''': There are lives at stake, Sherlock... actual, human lives - ju-just so I know, do you care about that at all?
->'''Sherlock''': Will caring about them help save them?
->'''Watson''': Nope.
->'''Sherlock''': Then I'll continue
not someone to make that mistake.
->'''Watson''': And
you want to know.
->'''Win:''' Whyzzat? Is he a gangster? Looks like one, anyway.
->'''Father Jackey:''' Walter!? Oh, Heavens no. He's a Barber. But there are many different ways to be dangerous.
find that easy, do you?
->'''Sherlock''': Yes: very.
-->-- ''Webcomic/LovecraftIsMissing''
''Series/{{Sherlock}}''
6th Jul '16 7:53:32 PM Karxrida
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** Similarly, Henry from FireEmblemAwakening joins Chrom's BadassCrew solely to get to fight against a more powerful army. From then on he gets massive kicks out of tearing through enemy lines and using GallowsHumor in many of his interactions with others.

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** Similarly, Henry from FireEmblemAwakening VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening joins Chrom's BadassCrew solely to get to fight against a more powerful army. From then on he gets massive kicks out of tearing through enemy lines and using GallowsHumor in many of his interactions with others.
5th Jul '16 11:49:08 AM WillBGood
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* Wolfgang Grimmer of ''Manga/{{Monster}} is a rare sympathetic example. In spite of his lack of emotion, he is a pretty nice guy who actually performs heroic deeds because he wants to. His "Magnificent Steiner" persona is the more traditional version of this, as it causes him to kill his enemies in a more brutal fashion.

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* Wolfgang Grimmer of ''Manga/{{Monster}} ''Manga/{{Monster}}'' is a rare sympathetic example. In spite of his lack of emotion, he is a pretty nice guy who actually performs heroic deeds because he wants to. His "Magnificent Steiner" persona is the more traditional version of this, as it causes him to kill his enemies in a more brutal fashion.
4th Jul '16 7:57:48 PM Gingerkitteh
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* VideoGame/{{Wario|Land}}, when he isn´t [[VideoGame/WarioWare making microgames]] or [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros causing mischief alongside his partner Waluigi]], is one of the purest examples of this trope. All of Wario´s adventures (with the only exception being Wario Land III, and even that´s questionable) are motivated by his greed. He rampages through lands, collecting hundreds of coins and treasures, [[OneManArmy smashing hordes of enemies in brutal ways]], smashing the coins out of the enemies, and looking for more treasure, while clearly enjoying himself during it. [[TheDeterminator He pulls no stops whatsoever]], and the only reason why he is considered an anti-hero is because he usually fights agaisn´t people who are even greedier, or because they are trying to destroy the world. Some people like to think of Mona, his supposed girlfriend, as his MoralityPet, but it´s obvious Wario cares very little for her or any of his friends.

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* VideoGame/{{Wario|Land}}, when he isn´t [[VideoGame/WarioWare making microgames]] or [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros causing mischief alongside his partner Waluigi]], is one of the purest examples of this trope. All of Wario´s adventures (with the only exception being Wario Land III, and even that´s questionable) are motivated by his greed. He rampages through lands, collecting hundreds of coins and treasures, [[OneManArmy smashing hordes of enemies in brutal ways]], smashing the coins out of the enemies, and looking for more treasure, while clearly enjoying himself during it. [[TheDeterminator He pulls no stops whatsoever]], and the only reason why he is considered an anti-hero is because he usually fights agaisn´t against people who are even greedier, or because they are trying to destroy the world. Some people like to think of Mona, his supposed girlfriend, as his MoralityPet, but it´s obvious Wario cares very little for her or any of his friends.
8th Jun '16 12:04:07 AM TSBasilisk
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* Near the end of V3 of ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'', Dominica Shapiro [[HeelRealization realizes that she has become this]] [[spoiler: just before she throws herself at the terrorists guns a-blazing in a bid to keep the escaping students safe, and to have some fun in the meanwhile.]]

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* Near the end of V3 of ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'', Dominica Shapiro [[HeelRealization realizes that she has become this]] [[spoiler: just before she throws herself at the terrorists guns a-blazing in a bid to keep the escaping students safe, and to have some fun in the meanwhile.]]meanwhile]].
* Shadow Stalker of ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' was forced to join the Wards after pinning a man to a wall with her crossbow, nearly killing him. Despite her parole limiting her to non-lethal tranquilizers she often went on patrol with actual bolts and tried to kill both Grue and Skitter. Even with that aside she was needlessly violent when taking down perps, abusive of her fellow Wards, and generally rebellious.
15th May '16 2:49:05 PM fredhot16
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* The Wayward creed from ''TabletopGame/HunterTheReckoning'' cannot turn off their second sight, so they see the monsters that walk amongst humanity 24/7. They also have no empathy for the masses. Their fight against the supernatural does not care about collateral damage: if a Wayward thinks the most efficient way to kill a vampire that controls a local business is to bomb the building while he's inside (along with all of the innocent employees), then he'll bring it down. The iconic Wayward, God45, is implied to have stolen a nuclear weapon during the Time of Judgment.

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* The Wayward creed from ''TabletopGame/HunterTheReckoning'' cannot turn off their second sight, so they see the monsters that walk amongst humanity 24/7. They also have no empathy for the masses. Their fight against the supernatural does not care about collateral damage: if a Wayward thinks the most efficient way to kill a vampire that controls a local business is to bomb the building while he's inside (along with all of the innocent employees), then he'll bring it down. The iconic Wayward, God45, God 45, is implied to have stolen a nuclear weapon during the Time of Judgment.
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