History Main / SociopathicHero

2nd May '16 3:45:57 PM whiteladydragon000
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** The trope appears again in the sequel, ''Fanfic/AndTheStoryContinues''. [[CreepyChild Near]] appears to be this at first for more or less the same reasons his predecessor did, but is slowly revealed to be, while mean and not above dirty play, very much capable of empathy and forming attachments...if to few select people. There is also [[ObliviouslyEvil Umbra]], a shinigami who betrays both [[spoiler:Kiyomi and Teru]] without a second thought and sees murder as a perfectly viable solution to a problem regardless of the scale thereof (i.e., someone making his MoralityChain Erin cry). Generally he only defects to Near's side out of a) personal boredom, b) loyalty to Erin, and c) a desire to learn more about his past ([[spoiler:he is all but confirmed outright to be L's reincarnation]]).

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** The trope appears again in the sequel, ''Fanfic/AndTheStoryContinues''. [[CreepyChild Near]] appears to be this at first for more or less the same reasons his predecessor did, but is slowly revealed to be, while mean and not above dirty play, very much capable of empathy and forming attachments...if to few select people. There is also [[ObliviouslyEvil Umbra]], a shinigami who betrays both [[spoiler:Kiyomi and Teru]] without a second thought and sees murder as a perfectly viable solution to a problem regardless of the scale thereof (i.e., someone making his MoralityChain Erin cry). Generally he only defects to Near's side out of a) personal boredom, b) loyalty to Erin, and c) a desire to learn more about his past ([[spoiler:he is all but confirmed outright to be L's reincarnation]]).
30th Apr '16 1:35:53 AM Tron80
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* In ''Fanfic/ThousandShinji'', Shinji, Asuka and Rei are jerkass anti-heroes. Shinji showed no sympathy towards other people unless or until they became family or friends. Even so, he manipulates eveyone, including those he cares for. Admittedly, he's pretty open about it (Asuka and Rei know that he both uses them and loves them), and he became somewhat more considerate and more compassionate at the end.



* Zack Snyder's Batman from Batman v. Superman is also an excellent example of this trope, as he has been indiscriminately killing criminals for decades by the time BvS occurs.

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* Zack Snyder's Batman from Batman v. Superman ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' is also an excellent example of this trope, as he has been indiscriminately killing criminals for decades by the time BvS occurs.
20th Apr '16 10:38:32 AM asolanky56
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*Zack Snyder's Batman from Batman v. Superman is also an excellent example of this trope, as he has been indiscriminately killing criminals for decades by the time BvS occurs.
20th Apr '16 5:15:42 AM Luc
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* In the 5th season of ''Series/{{Angel}}'', [[spoiler:the vampire Harmony]] works for the good guys, but her motivation is her own personal development. She does good because it seems like an interesting thing to do. [[spoiler:In the finale, she turns on Angel, because as a soulless demon, it's just not in her nature to do good. Angel [[GenreSavvy saw this coming]] and made it part of his plan.]]

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* In the 5th season of ''Series/{{Angel}}'', [[spoiler:the vampire Harmony]] works for the good guys, but her motivation is her own personal development. She does good because it seems like an interesting thing to do. [[spoiler:In the finale, she turns on Angel, because as a soulless demon, it's just not in her nature to do good. Angel [[GenreSavvy saw this coming]] and made it part of his plan.plan--he even left a Letter of Recommendation for her, since he was going to blow up the firm and wasn't planning on killing her.]]
4th Apr '16 7:19:52 PM TheWildWestPyro
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** Partly due to [[CharacterizationMarchesOn Characterization Marching On]], Bond eventually steps out of this role, becoming much less sociopathic. Some of the short stories in particular, such as "For Your Eyes Only" and "The Hildebrand Rarity" in ''[[Literature/ForYourEyesOnly For Your Eyes Only]]'' and "The Living Daylights" in ''[[Literature/OctopussyAndTheLivingDaylights Octopussy and the Living Daylights]]'', reveal a Bond uncomfortable with targeted assassinations (as opposed to killing in defense of himself and others) and capable of considerable empathy.

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** Partly due to [[CharacterizationMarchesOn Characterization Marching On]], Bond eventually steps out of this role, becoming much less sociopathic. Some of the short stories in particular, such as "For Your Eyes Only" and "The Hildebrand Rarity" in ''[[Literature/ForYourEyesOnly For Your Eyes Only]]'' and "The Living Daylights" in ''[[Literature/OctopussyAndTheLivingDaylights Octopussy and the Living Daylights]]'', reveal a Bond uncomfortable with targeted assassinations (as opposed to killing in defense of himself and others) and capable of considerable empathy. ''Literature/FromRussiaWithLove'' also has him feeling discomfort when Kerim shoots a fleeing hitman in the back. And in ''Literature/DrNo'', when Bond is forced to shoot the three guards, he feels very uncomfortable doing it, even though said men could have been the Three Blind Mice and were heading off to gang-rape Honey.
6th Mar '16 3:04:23 AM Mhazard
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* Mikazuki of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'' is a ChildSoldier who has no qualm on killing, he does not have the concept of mercy when it comes to [[DoubleTap disposing enemies]] [[KilledMidSentence when they're still speaking]], often [[TheNicknamer gives vulgar nicknames to enemies]] who managed to survive his encounters. And he remains [[TheStoic in a calm mood and monotone]] no matter what situation he's in.

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* Mikazuki of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'' is a ChildSoldier who has no qualm on killing, he does not have the concept of mercy when it comes to [[DoubleTap disposing enemies]] [[KilledMidSentence when they're still speaking]], often [[TheNicknamer gives vulgar nicknames to enemies]] who managed to survive his encounters. And he remains [[TheStoic in a an unnervingly calm mood and monotone]] no matter what situation he's in.mood]] all the time.
6th Mar '16 3:02:57 AM Mhazard
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* Mikazuki of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'' is a ChildSoldier who has no qualm on killing, he does not have the concept of mercy when it comes to [[DoubleTap disposing enemies]] [[KilledMidSentence when they're still speaking]], often [[TheNicknamer gives vulgar nicknames to enemies]] who managed to survive his encounters. And he remains [[TheStoic in a calm mood and monotone]] no matter what situation he's in.
27th Feb '16 9:33:55 AM henry42
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** Mello is a ruthless mafia boss whose methods include kidnapping, extortion, and killing his own men and anyone who gets in his way but he is technically speaking on the same side as [[SympatheticInspectorAntagonist the detectives.]]
** Near is more manipulative than L and treats the case like it was a game or puzzle and the other people in it as expendable pawns.

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** Mello is a ruthless mafia boss whose methods include kidnapping, extortion, and killing his own men and anyone who gets in his way way, but he is technically speaking on the same side as [[SympatheticInspectorAntagonist the detectives.]]
** Near is even more manipulative than L L, and treats the case like as if it was were a game or puzzle and the other people in it as merely expendable pawns.
27th Feb '16 9:26:51 AM henry42
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** L himself. While he does try to capture Kira because he's a murderer, his main motivation is because he sees Kira as a challenge and willfully prolongs the case, endangering countless lives in the process, simply to have more fun with him. Regardless, L only reserves his justice for people he sees as evil, and to be fair, his accusations are ''always'' correct (Light, Misa). Moreover, while L does order the deaths of a few criminals to help further the investigation, these criminals [[PragmaticHero were on death row anyway]].



* ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'''s [[spoiler:Elmer C. Albatross]] is a genuine "essence of pure evil" {{sociopath}} who, thankfully for the world around him, decided that working ForHappiness was more interesting than working ForTheEvulz.

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* ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'''s ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'':
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[[spoiler:Elmer C. Albatross]] is a genuine "essence of pure evil" {{sociopath}} who, thankfully for the world around him, decided that working ForHappiness was more interesting than working ForTheEvulz.ForTheEvulz.
** [[spoiler:Claire Stanfield]] is a bloodthirsty assassin who honestly believes that [[ItsAllAboutme the world revolves around him]], but nonetheless decides to help defend the passengers of the Flying Pussyfoot.
23rd Jan '16 12:26:49 PM MagBas
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* Alex Mercer from ''VideoGame/{{Prototype}}'' is a very complex case, but he ends up being well-intentioned in the end, saving New York from destruction. Doesn't prevent him from being an AxeCrazy PsychoPrototype who savagely kills his enemies, consumes people (though the player can choose whether to eat civilians or not) and has a hard backstory behind him. By the time the second game rolls around he's [[RogueProtagonist definitely no longer a hero]] - but [[CharacterDerailment bizarrely]] no longer a sociopath, either.

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* Alex Mercer from ''VideoGame/{{Prototype}}'' is a very complex case, but he ends up being well-intentioned in the end, saving New York from destruction. Doesn't prevent him from being an AxeCrazy PsychoPrototype who savagely kills his enemies, consumes people (though the player can choose whether to eat civilians or not) and has a hard backstory behind him. By the time the second game rolls around he's [[RogueProtagonist definitely no longer a hero]] - but [[CharacterDerailment bizarrely]] no longer a sociopath, either.
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