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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.
15th May '16 2:52:17 AM 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. ''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.

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** Partly due to [[CharacterizationMarchesOn Characterization Marching On]], Bond eventually steps out of this role, becoming much less sociopathic.sociopathic and more likable. 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.
11th May '16 7:38:23 PM Josef5678
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* Zack Snyder's Batman from ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' 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 ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' is also an excellent example of this trope, as he has been indiscriminately killing criminals for decades by the time BvS [=BvS=] occurs.
5th May '16 4:26:51 PM MagBas
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** It said maul, not devour. People have survived maulings. Also, many theologians, in light of Elisha's many acts of compassion, will give him the benefit of the doubt here and assume there was [[EnfantTerrible more going on]] than meets the modern Western eye.
5th May '16 10:03:47 AM ZarbiNerada
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** It said maul, not devour. People have survived maulings. Also, many theologians, in light of Elisha's many acts of compassion, will give him the benefit of the doubt here and assume there was [[EnfantTerrible more going on]] than meets the modern Western eye.
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.]]
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