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20th Sep '17 4:13:36 PM TheWanderer
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* ''WesternAnimation/BoJackHorseman'': Large part of the titular character's issues came from the abuse suffered in the hands of his resentful and bitter parents Beatrice and Butterscotch who play a sort of GreaterScopeVillain to his issues. Season 4 greatly expands their own backstories, showing that Beatrice UsedToBeASweetKid up until [[spoiler:her happy family broke apart after her brother's death at WW2, causing her mother to go insane with grief and get lobotomized ,ending up with Beatrice getting a traumatic Scarlet Fever and being raised by her father's abusive and sexist ideals which pushed her on the arms of the charming amateur writer Butterscotch, a surprise pregnancy ensues causing them to move to San Francisco, where the lack of money and Butterscotch failed attempts at achieving success with his writing make them grow bitter towards little [=BoJack=] and use him as an outlet for their issues.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/BoJackHorseman'': Large It's long been obvious that a large part of the titular character's issues came from the abuse suffered in at the hands of his resentful and bitter parents Beatrice and Butterscotch Butterscotch, who play a sort of GreaterScopeVillain to his issues. Season 4 greatly expands their own backstories, particularly Beatrice's, showing that Beatrice UsedToBeASweetKid up until [[spoiler:her happy family broke apart after her brother's death at WW2, causing in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, which caused her mother to go insane with grief and get lobotomized ,ending up with lobotomized, after which Beatrice getting underwent a traumatic bout with Scarlet Fever and had to deal with being raised by her father's abusive and sexist ideals which pushed father. This drove her on into the arms of the charming amateur writer Butterscotch, but a surprise pregnancy ensues ensued, causing them to move to San Francisco, where the their lack of money and Butterscotch Butterscotch's failed attempts at achieving success with his writing make them grow bitter towards each other and little [=BoJack=] and [=BoJack=], whom they would use him as an outlet for their issues.]]
19th Sep '17 11:15:07 AM Silverblade2
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* ''ComicBook/XMen'' villain SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}} has a truly long and harrowing SOD that was revealed in snippets throughout the years following his debut and would be truly over-the-top if everything about it wasn't mostly [[TruthInTelevision grounded in reality]]. It's far too long to fully recount here, but let's just say that it isn't too surprising that someone who witnessed first hand the evils of UsefulNotes/NaziGermany, the Holocaust, [[GloriousMotherRussia the Soviet Union]], and RedScare-stricken America while losing his whole family, a girlfriend, a wife, and a daughter along the way as well as finding out he's a [[FantasticRacism mutant]] in the Franchise/MarvelUniverse would end up a WellIntentionedExtremist.

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* ''ComicBook/XMen'' villain SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}} ComicBook/{{Magneto}} has a truly long and harrowing SOD that was revealed in snippets throughout the years following his debut and would be truly over-the-top if everything about it wasn't mostly [[TruthInTelevision grounded in reality]]. It's far too long to fully recount here, but let's just say that it isn't too surprising that someone who witnessed first hand the evils of UsefulNotes/NaziGermany, the Holocaust, [[GloriousMotherRussia the Soviet Union]], and RedScare-stricken America while losing his whole family, a girlfriend, a wife, and a daughter along the way as well as finding out he's a [[FantasticRacism mutant]] in the Franchise/MarvelUniverse would end up a WellIntentionedExtremist.
11th Sep '17 12:50:20 PM Arcana4th
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* ''WesternAnimation/BoJackHorseman'': Large part of the titular character's issues came from the abuse suffered in the hands of his resentful and bitter parents Beatrice and Butterscotch who play a sort of GreaterScopeVillain to his issues. Season 4 greatly expands their own backstories, showing that Beatrice UsedToBeASweetKid up until [[spoiler:her happy family broke apart after her brother's death at WW2, causing her mother to go insane with grief and get lobotomized ,ending up with Beatrice getting a traumatic Scarlet Fever and being raised by her father's abusive and sexist ideals which pushed her on the arms of the charming amateur writer Butterscotch, a surprise pregnancy ensues causing them to move to San Francisco, where the lack of money and Butterscotch failed attempts at achieving success with his writing make them grow bitter towards little [=BoJack=] and use him as an outlet for their issues.]]
9th Sep '17 4:45:11 AM AnotherEpicFail
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* Issue #10 of ''VideoGame/TheSecretWorld'' prompts the players to investigate the chain of events that led to the creation of [[MouthOfSauron the Black Signal]], concluding with a full-blown Start Of Darkness in "Nightmare In The Dream Palace." [[spoiler: Turns out that the seemingly omniscient voice of the Filth was once a [[FromNobodyToNightmare social misfit and outcast by the name of John Copley]], who ended up joining the [[PathOfInspiration Fear Nothing Foundation]] in a desperate attempt to find friends; the cult exploited this by providing him with friends and even a girlfriend to lust over, eventually sending him on a night on the town that ended with him experiencing a vision of [[EldritchAbomination the Dreamers]]. With John well and truly indoctrinated, the FNF employed him as a suicide bomber and charged him with delivering the [[FantasticNuke Message]] to Orochi Tower... but John didn't die when he detonated. Instead, [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence he became something]] ''[[WasOnceAMan else]].'' ]]
8th Sep '17 7:33:38 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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8th Sep '17 7:31:10 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* This occurs in the backstory of [[VideoGame/Fallout4 Fallout 4]] for [[BigBad the]] [[MadScientist Institute]]. Having sequestered themselves far below the [[DeathWorld Commonwealth]] for roughly a century while working on creating [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots Ridiculously Human Robots]] to help rebuild civilization with, they were already pretty distrusted and regarded with suspicion by the residents of the Wasteland above, many of whom [[GenreSavvy saw their offers]] of [[WeCanRuleTogether We Can Rule Together]] as [[SchmuckBait Schmuck Bait]]. Eventually, the Institute decided to help the Commonwealth [[PetTheDog as a gesture of good will]] by [[TheManBehindTheMan secretly organizing]] the [[TheAlliance Commonwealth Provisional Government]], [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything an alliance of like-minded representatives of various settlements from across the Commonwealth]] [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution that would come together and help organize the beginnings of a new society]] ([[CallBack similar to the creation]] of the [[TheFederation New California Republic]] in [[VideoGame/Fallout2 Fallout 2]]). Unfortunately, unlike the historical Constitutional Congress they were based on, [[RealityEnsues the members of the CPG were never able to come to a consensus]] and [[KillEmAll killed each other]] - leaving only the Institute's representative the [[SoleSurvivor Sole Survivor]] of the shootout. The Institute was then [[NotMeThisTime promptly blamed]] [[PoorCommunicationKills by the rest of the Commonwealth]] for their [[HopeSpot chance at a new society]] [[ShootTheShaggyDogStory getting smashed to pieces]]. This set the Institute [[CynicismCatalyst on their dark path to villainy]], with them now regarding the Commonwealth [[FantasticRacism as a lost cause full of unkempt savages]] only worthy of being used as tools [[VisionaryVillain in their quest]] to [[WellIntentionedExtremist create a world that won't fall victim to]] [[AtomicHate Atomic Hate]].

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* This occurs in the backstory of [[VideoGame/Fallout4 Fallout 4]] ''VideoGame/Fallout4'' for [[BigBad the]] [[MadScientist the Institute]]. Having sequestered themselves far below the [[DeathWorld Commonwealth]] for roughly a century while working on creating [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots Ridiculously Human Robots]] RidiculouslyHumanRobots to help rebuild civilization with, they were already pretty distrusted and regarded with suspicion by the residents of the Wasteland above, many of whom [[GenreSavvy saw their offers]] offers of [[WeCanRuleTogether We Can Rule Together]] WeCanRuleTogether as [[SchmuckBait Schmuck Bait]]. SchmuckBait. Eventually, the Institute decided to help the Commonwealth [[PetTheDog as a gesture of good will]] by [[TheManBehindTheMan secretly organizing]] the [[TheAlliance Commonwealth Provisional Government]], [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything an alliance of like-minded representatives of various settlements from across the Commonwealth]] [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution that would come together and help organize the beginnings of a new society]] ([[CallBack similar to the creation]] of the [[TheFederation New California Republic]] in [[VideoGame/Fallout2 Fallout 2]]). ''VideoGame/Fallout2''). Unfortunately, unlike the historical Constitutional Congress they were based on, [[RealityEnsues the members of the CPG were never able to come to a consensus]] and [[KillEmAll killed each other]] - leaving only the Institute's representative the [[SoleSurvivor Sole Survivor]] SoleSurvivor of the shootout. The Institute was then [[NotMeThisTime promptly blamed]] [[PoorCommunicationKills blamed by the rest of the Commonwealth]] Commonwealth for their [[HopeSpot chance at a new society]] [[ShootTheShaggyDogStory society getting smashed to pieces]]. This set the Institute [[CynicismCatalyst on their dark path to villainy]], with them now regarding the Commonwealth [[FantasticRacism as a lost cause full of unkempt savages]] only worthy of being used as tools [[VisionaryVillain in their quest]] to [[WellIntentionedExtremist create a world that won't fall victim to]] [[AtomicHate Atomic Hate]].victim]] to AtomicHate.
23rd Aug '17 2:25:23 AM Nadim
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* ''Film/{{Maleficent}}'' has this happen to both the titular character and Stefan. Maleficent's is Stefan betraying her trust and cutting off her wings while Stefan's is more subtle: initially it was his ambition to become king that led him to betray Maleficent in the first place, but Maleficent vengefully cursing Aurora drove him into even further villainy and madness whilst trying to defy it.
15th Aug '17 9:16:28 AM Dravencour
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* ''VideoGame/DiabloIII: Reaper of Souls'' spends quite a bit of lore explaining how [[spoiler:Adria]] became a heartless betrayer and agent of Diablo.

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* ''VideoGame/DiabloIII: Reaper of Souls'' spends quite a bit of lore explaining how [[spoiler:Adria]] became a heartless betrayer and agent of Diablo.Diablo, as well as the fall of both Urzael and Malthael himself.
15th Aug '17 9:15:01 AM Dravencour
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* Several non-consecutive episodes of ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' dealt with how Xena became a Warrior Princess.

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* Several non-consecutive episodes of ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' dealt with how Xena became a Warrior Princess.the bloodthirsty warlord that she is trying to atone for.












** The Jetstream DLC of ''Videogame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'' shows how [[TheRival "Jetstream" Sam Rodrigues]] ended up involved with Desperado.

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** The Jetstream DLC of ''Videogame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'' shows how [[TheRival "Jetstream" Sam Rodrigues]] Rodriguez]] ended up involved with Desperado.


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* ''VideoGame/DiabloIII: Reaper of Souls'' spends quite a bit of lore explaining how [[spoiler:Adria]] became a heartless betrayer and agent of Diablo.
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