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5th Dec '17 6:10:40 PM MasterN
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They may solve their problems in much the [[NotSoDifferent same way that a villain would]] -- ruthlessly manipulating and killing their way to their goal. They may routinely torture, murder, and/or commit evil acts nearly as bad as the BigBad. [[TheUnfettered They'll do whatever it takes to win]]. The people they fight beside are shocked with their behavior, but try to tell themselves, "[[GladHesOnOurSide At least they're on our side]]." Even that may not be true in the end, where it may be suggested that [[HeWhoFightsMonsters this "hero" has become as evil as any of the monsters he vanquished]].

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They may solve their problems in much the [[NotSoDifferent same way that a villain would]] -- ruthlessly manipulating and killing their way to their goal. They may routinely torture, murder, and/or commit evil acts nearly as bad as the BigBad. [[TheUnfettered They'll do whatever it takes to win]]. The people they fight beside are shocked with their behavior, but try to tell themselves, "[[GladHesOnOurSide At least they're on our side]]." Even that may not be true in the end, where it may be suggested that [[HeWhoFightsMonsters this "hero" has become as evil as any of the monsters he vanquished]].
they vanquished]]. And God help you if [[FaceHeelTurn they decide to turn against you...]]
5th Dec '17 11:47:42 AM BeerBaron
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** You can choose to play as one in the games. You get around to saving the world, but you have the option to kill and steal as much as you please, even wiping out ''entire cities'' if you want.
** From the series' backstory comes Pelinal Whitestrake, the [[LongDeadBadass legendary 1st Era hero]] of mankind/[[FantasticRacism racist]] [[TheBerserker berserker]]. Believed to have been a [[EternalHero Shezarrine]], [[GodInHumanForm physical incarnations]] of the spirit of the [[GodIsDead "dead" creator god]] Lorkhan (known to the Imperials as "[[IHaveManyNames Shezarr]]"), Pelinal came to [[FounderOfTheKingdom St. Alessia]] to serve as her [[PhysicalGod divine champion]] in the war against the [[AbusivePrecursors Ayleids]]. Pelinal would fly into fits of UnstoppableRage (''mostly'' directed at the Ayleids) during which he [[BloodSplatteredWarrior would be stained with their blood]] and [[PaintTheTownRed left so much carnage in his wake]] that Kyne, one of the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Divines]], would have to [[CueTheRain send in her rain]] to cleanse Ayleid forts and village before they could be used by Alessia's forces. Official Imperial dogma would [[HistoricalHeroUpgrade have you only remember his "heroic" traits]], [[WrittenByTheWinners glossing over (if mentioning at all)]] his sociapathy.

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** You can choose to play as this way throughout the series. It actually takes effort to ''avoid'' becoming one in the games. You get around of these by actively choosing not to saving the world, but you have the option to kill and steal as much as you please, even wiping out ''entire cities'' if you want.or murder indiscriminately.
** From the series' backstory comes Pelinal Whitestrake, the [[LongDeadBadass legendary 1st Era hero]] of mankind/[[FantasticRacism racist]] [[TheBerserker berserker]]. Believed to have been a [[EternalHero Shezarrine]], [[GodInHumanForm physical incarnations]] of the spirit of the [[GodIsDead "dead" creator god]] Lorkhan (known to the Imperials as "[[IHaveManyNames Shezarr]]"), Pelinal came to [[FounderOfTheKingdom St. Alessia]] to serve as her [[PhysicalGod divine champion]] in the war against the [[AbusivePrecursors Ayleids]]. Pelinal would fly into fits of UnstoppableRage (''mostly'' directed at the Ayleids) during which he [[BloodSplatteredWarrior would be stained with their blood]] and [[PaintTheTownRed left so much carnage in his wake]] that Kyne, one of the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Divines]], would have to [[CueTheRain send in her rain]] to cleanse Ayleid forts and village before they could be used by Alessia's forces. Official Imperial dogma would [[HistoricalHeroUpgrade have you only remember his "heroic" traits]], [[WrittenByTheWinners glossing over (if mentioning at all)]] his sociapathy.sociopathy.
14th Nov '17 6:46:50 AM MagBas
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* ''Manga/DeathNote'': Light Yagami starts out as one for the first half of the series, but after he [[spoiler: regains his memories of the Death Note]], Light throws the "hero" part out the window and becomes a full-fledged VillainProtagonist.
13th Nov '17 10:56:16 PM CthulhuTheDeciever
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* Manga/DeathNote: Light Yagami starts out as one for the first half of the series, but after he [[spoiler: regains his memories of the Death Note]], Light throws the "hero" part out the window and becomes a full-fledged VillainProtagonist.

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* Manga/DeathNote: ''Manga/DeathNote'': Light Yagami starts out as one for the first half of the series, but after he [[spoiler: regains his memories of the Death Note]], Light throws the "hero" part out the window and becomes a full-fledged VillainProtagonist.
13th Nov '17 10:55:48 PM CthulhuTheDeciever
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* ''Manga/DeathNote: Light Yagami starts out as one for the first half of the series, but after he [[spoiler: regains his memories of the Death Note]], Light throws the "hero" part out the window and becomes a full-fledged VillainProtagonist.

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* ''Manga/DeathNote: Manga/DeathNote: Light Yagami starts out as one for the first half of the series, but after he [[spoiler: regains his memories of the Death Note]], Light throws the "hero" part out the window and becomes a full-fledged VillainProtagonist.
13th Nov '17 10:55:01 PM CthulhuTheDeciever
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* ''Manga/DeathNote: Light Yagami starts out as one for the first half of the series, but after he [[spoiler: regains his memories of the Death Note]], Light throws the "hero" part out the window and becomes a full-fledged VillainProtagonist.
29th Oct '17 4:22:01 PM Jake18
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* ''ComicBook/ThePunisher'' is the comic book mascot of this trope. He was, by far, the most popular costumed "superhero" to kill his enemies rather than putting them to jail. And he's been doing it way before the [[TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks Dark Age of Comics]].

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* ''ComicBook/ThePunisher'' is the comic book mascot of this trope. He was, by far, the most popular costumed "superhero" to kill that kills his enemies rather than putting put them to in jail. And he's been doing it way before the [[TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks Dark Age of Comics]].
27th Oct '17 11:28:50 AM CyberController
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* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' we have Belkar, an AxeCrazy KnifeNut [[{{Hobbit}} 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.

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* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' we have Belkar, an AxeCrazy KnifeNut [[{{Hobbit}} [[{{Hobbits}} 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.
27th Oct '17 11:28:03 AM CyberController
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* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' we have Belkar, an AxeCrazy KnifeNut [[{{[Hobbit}} 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.

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* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' we have Belkar, an AxeCrazy KnifeNut [[{{[Hobbit}} [[{{Hobbit}} 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.
27th Oct '17 11:27:44 AM CyberController
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* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' we have Belkar, an AxeCrazy KnifeNut [[{[Hobbit}} 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.

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* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' we have Belkar, an AxeCrazy KnifeNut [[{[Hobbit}} [[{{[Hobbit}} 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.
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