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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.
23rd Jan '16 10:57:05 AM Galacton
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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 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 bizarrely [[CharacterDerailment bizarrely]] no longer a sociopath, either.
20th Jan '16 1:13:36 PM DarkPhoenix94
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* [[ComicBook/ScarletSpider Kaine Parker]], Spider-Man's self-proclaimed evil clone. While he actually was an evil clone, an assassin and a classic NinetiesAntiHero for a while, he eventually grew out of it, becoming a reluctant hero, protecting the innocent (and often [[SirSwearsALot cussing them out]] [[TooDumbToLive for being so stupid]], since he's not exactly [[GoodIsNotNice Mr Nice Guy]]. However, he still has absolutely no compunction of killing or torturing if he deems it necessary - and that's before he gets the ability to transform into a borderline EldritchAbomination.
2nd Jan '16 6:24:00 PM nombretomado
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* In ''SonsOfAnarchy'', this applies to pretty much everyone in SAMCRO. Tig is the leading example in the early episodes, but he's overpaced by Happy. While the club watches an IRA member torture a traitor, most are shown to be either stoic or disturbed by the display. Happy is smiling.
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* In ''SonsOfAnarchy'', ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy'', this applies to pretty much everyone in SAMCRO. Tig is the leading example in the early episodes, but he's overpaced by Happy. While the club watches an IRA member torture a traitor, most are shown to be either stoic or disturbed by the display. Happy is smiling.
1st Jan '16 5:01:54 PM nombretomado
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* [[{{Slayers}} Xellos]] is portrayed this way in author Prime Minister's [[http://vejiitasei.anesidora.ca/slayers_fanfics.php epic series]] about the relationship between him and Lina Inverse. He shows no love or empathy towards others, except Lina [[spoiler:and the children they eventually have together.]]
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* [[{{Slayers}} [[LightNovel/{{Slayers}} Xellos]] is portrayed this way in author Prime Minister's [[http://vejiitasei.anesidora.ca/slayers_fanfics.php epic series]] about the relationship between him and Lina Inverse. He shows no love or empathy towards others, except Lina [[spoiler:and the children they eventually have together.]]
30th Dec '15 4:56:43 PM DoctorCooper
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TruthInTelevision: sociopathic heroes do exist in RealLife. '''[[Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease More detail is not necessary]]'''.
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TruthInTelevision: sociopathic heroes do exist in RealLife. '''[[Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease More detail is not necessary]]'''. [[noreallife]]

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TruthInTelevision: sociopathic heroes do exist * 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 RealLife. '''[[Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease More detail is not necessary]]'''.a more brutal fashion.
19th Dec '15 10:39:52 PM whiteladydragon00
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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 LoveInterest cry). Generally he only defects to Near's side out of a) personal boredom, b) loyalty to his MoralityPet 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 LoveInterest MoralityChain Erin cry). Generally he only defects to Near's side out of a) personal boredom, b) loyalty to his MoralityPet Erin, and c) a desire to learn more about his past ([[spoiler:he is all but confirmed outright to be L's reincarnation]]).
19th Dec '15 10:20:04 PM whiteladydragon00
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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 LoveInterest cry). Generally he only defects to Near's side out of a) personal boredom, b) loyalty to his MoralityPet Erin, and c) a desire to learn more about his past ([[spoiler:he is all but confirmed 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 LoveInterest cry). Generally he only defects to Near's side out of a) personal boredom, b) loyalty to his MoralityPet Erin, and c) a desire to learn more about his past ([[spoiler:he is all but confirmed outright to be L's reincarnation]]).
19th Dec '15 4:15:28 PM whiteladydragon00
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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 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 LoveInterest cry). Generally he only defects to Near's side out of a) personal boredom, b) loyalty to his MoralityPet Erin, and c) a desire to learn more about his past ([[spoiler:he is all but confirmed 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 Umbra, [[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 LoveInterest cry). Generally he only defects to Near's side out of a) personal boredom, b) loyalty to his MoralityPet Erin, and c) a desire to learn more about his past ([[spoiler:he is all but confirmed to be L's reincarnation]]).
19th Dec '15 4:12:19 PM whiteladydragon00
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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 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 LoveInterest cry). Generally he only defects to Near's side out of a) personal boredom, b) loyalty to his MoralityPet Erin, and c) a desire to learn more about his past ([[spoiler:he is all but confirmed to be L's reincarnation]]).
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