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21st Apr '16 11:38:31 PM SpinAttaxx
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* ''Franchise/MetalGear'' has an entire sub-arc dedicated to the story of Big Boss from the very first ''Metal Gear'', and how he became the BigBad of that game:

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* ''Franchise/MetalGear'' has an entire sub-arc dedicated to the story of Big Boss from the very first ''Metal Gear'', ''[[VideoGame/MetalGear1 Metal Gear]]'', and how he became the BigBad of that game:



** And finally, Big Boss' FaceHeelTurn will be completely cemented with ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidGroundZeroes'', and the MoralEventHorizon will be crossed on ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain''.

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** And finally, Big Boss' FaceHeelTurn will be completely is cemented with ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidGroundZeroes'', and the MoralEventHorizon will be is crossed on in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain''.


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* Thanks to AscendedFanon, Creator/TeamFourStar's LetsPlay of ''VideoGame/DragonBallXenoverse'' is this - their character Dumplin, after [[spoiler:[[KlingonPromotion ascending to the position of Demon God by killing Demigra]] and honing his powers]], [[TimeTravelTenseTrouble becomes/became]] [[spoiler:[[ScaryBlackMan Mr. Popo]] as he is]] in ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged''.
7th Apr '16 1:51:18 PM GlassRain
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* This is Schtein's whole arc in ''Webcomic/StringTheory''.
24th Feb '16 4:36:16 PM TheWanderer
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* The entire first season of Series/BreakingBad is Walt's start of darkness, starting with his cancer diagnosis in the first episode, and the subsequent ride-along with Hank that leads to him becoming a meth dealer. It's shown later on that a lot of Walt's anger was boiling under the surface prior to the series, and that his transition to VillainProtagonist stemmed partially from feeling abused and underappreciated most of his life; the cancer diagnosis was just the last straw.
24th Feb '16 3:28:53 PM quackytrope
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* The entire first season of Series/BreakingBad is Walt's start of darkness, starting with his cancer diagnosis in the first episode, and the subsequent ride-along with Hank that leads to him becoming a meth dealer. It's implied that a lot of Walt's anger was boiling under the surface prior to the series, and that his transition to VillainProtagonist stemmed partially from feeling abused and underappreciated most of his life; the cancer diagnosis was just the last straw.

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* The entire first season of Series/BreakingBad is Walt's start of darkness, starting with his cancer diagnosis in the first episode, and the subsequent ride-along with Hank that leads to him becoming a meth dealer. It's implied shown later on that a lot of Walt's anger was boiling under the surface prior to the series, and that his transition to VillainProtagonist stemmed partially from feeling abused and underappreciated most of his life; the cancer diagnosis was just the last straw.
24th Feb '16 3:24:20 PM quackytrope
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* The entire first season of Series/BreakingBad is Walt's start of darkness, starting with his cancer diagnosis in the first episode, and the subsequent ride-along with Hank that leads to him becoming a meth dealer. It's implied that a lot of Walt's anger was boiling under the surface prior to the series, and that his transition to VillainProtagonist stemmed partially from feeling abused and underappreciated for most of his life; the cancer diagnosis was just the last straw.

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* The entire first season of Series/BreakingBad is Walt's start of darkness, starting with his cancer diagnosis in the first episode, and the subsequent ride-along with Hank that leads to him becoming a meth dealer. It's implied that a lot of Walt's anger was boiling under the surface prior to the series, and that his transition to VillainProtagonist stemmed partially from feeling abused and underappreciated for most of his life; the cancer diagnosis was just the last straw.
24th Feb '16 3:23:27 PM quackytrope
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* The entire first season of Series/BreakingBad is Walt's start of darkness, starting with his cancer diagnosis in the first episode, and the subsequent ride-along with Hank that leads to him becoming a meth dealer. It's implied that a lot of Walt's anger was boiling under the surface prior to the series, and that transition to VillainProtagonist grace stemmed partially from feeling abused and underappreciated for most of his life; the cancer diagnosis was just the last straw.

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* The entire first season of Series/BreakingBad is Walt's start of darkness, starting with his cancer diagnosis in the first episode, and the subsequent ride-along with Hank that leads to him becoming a meth dealer. It's implied that a lot of Walt's anger was boiling under the surface prior to the series, and that his transition to VillainProtagonist grace stemmed partially from feeling abused and underappreciated for most of his life; the cancer diagnosis was just the last straw.
24th Feb '16 3:22:04 PM quackytrope
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* The entire first season of Series/BreakingBad is Walt's start of darkness, starting with his cancer diagnosis in the first episode, and the subsequent ride-along with Hank that leads to him becoming a meth dealer. It's implied that a lot of Walt's anger was boiling under the surface prior to the series, and that transition to VillainProtagonist grace stemmed partially from feeling abused and underappreciated for most of his life; the cancer diagnosis was just the last straw.
16th Jan '16 2:59:40 PM maxwellsilver
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Temple Fugateís case is a bit of a DeconstructiveParody of this trope; Temple had NoSocialSkills and was a BadBoss long before the fateful day he took Hillís advice. Even when confronted with the fact that Hill meant him no harm, Temple ''reconstructs'' this trope when he refuses to admit he's taken his obsession too far, being a ScheduleFanatic, ''being punctual is the only thing he cares for.''

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Temple Fugateís case is a bit of a DeconstructiveParody of this trope; Temple had NoSocialSkills and was a BadBoss MeanBoss long before the fateful day he took Hillís advice. Even when confronted with the fact that Hill meant him no harm, Temple ''reconstructs'' this trope when he refuses to admit he's taken his obsession too far, being a ScheduleFanatic, ''being punctual is the only thing he cares for.''



'''Clock King:''' [[BlueAndOrangeMorality He did worse!]] [[HarmonyVersusDiscipline He made me late!]]
** The tie-in comic book for the series described (but did not show) one for Arnold Wesker, a.k.a. The Ventriloquist. The Ventriloquist tells Batman that he was actually born into a mob family and was encouraged by his mother not to allow himself to drift into a life of crime like the rest of the family had done. Arnold promised her he'd do this... but then his mother was killed one night by a bullet meant for his father, and [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas Arnold felt that he had to avenge her]]. Even after becoming a gangster, he still kept a framed photo of his mother on his person at all times--until Scarface, in a fit of jealousy (because the Ventriloquist had been keeping company with other puppets in an attempt to distance himself from Scarface), [[KickTheDog tore up the photo]], causing Arnold Wesker's mind to snap for good.

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'''Clock King:''' [[BlueAndOrangeMorality He did worse!]] worse]]! [[HarmonyVersusDiscipline He made me late!]]
** The tie-in comic book for the series described (but did not show) one for Arnold Wesker, a.k.a. The Ventriloquist. The Ventriloquist tells Batman that he was actually born into a mob family and was encouraged by his mother not to allow himself to drift into a life of crime like the rest of the family had done. Arnold promised her he'd do this... but then his mother was killed one night by a bullet meant for his father, and [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas Arnold felt that he had to avenge her]]. her. Even after becoming a gangster, he still kept a framed photo of his mother on his person at all times--until Scarface, in a fit of jealousy (because the Ventriloquist had been keeping company with other puppets in an attempt to distance himself from Scarface), [[KickTheDog tore up the photo]], photo, causing Arnold Wesker's mind to snap for good.



* "The Last Tough Customer" on ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' shows Molly's in TheTeaser: when she was in maybe kindergarten or first grade, a couple of older kids teased her about her poufy hair. She took out her hairbands, letting her hair fall across her eyes, and became a bully.

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* "The Last Tough Customer" on ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' shows Molly's in TheTeaser: when she was in maybe kindergarten or first grade, a couple of older kids teased her about her poufy poofy hair. She took out her hairbands, letting her hair fall across her eyes, and became a bully.
16th Jan '16 2:25:11 PM maxwellsilver
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* The Franchise/{{Batman}} Graphic Novel ''Comicbook/TheKillingJoke'' has a Start of Darkness story for SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker. Just [[MultipleChoicePast one of several]], in fact. Even in this story, he says that he remembers different versions of his "one bad day", but just one is presented in the flashbacks: He used to be an unsuccessful stand-up comedian struggling to support his pregnant wife. To get money for her sake, he agreed to take part in just one robbery, at a chemical factory he used to work at. His wife died suddenly in a freak accident, but his criminal accomplices wouldn't let him back out on the deal. Once they got to the factory, they found there were security guards that hadn't been there before, and the others got shot. Then Batman showed up and chased the future Joker, who fled by jumping into water that turned out to be chemically contaminated. When he got out and found he had been disfigured (or dis''coloured''), he finally snapped and went LaughingMad.

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* The Franchise/{{Batman}} Graphic Novel ''Comicbook/TheKillingJoke'' has a Start of Darkness story for SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker.ComicBook/TheJoker. Just [[MultipleChoicePast one of several]], in fact. Even in this story, he says that he remembers different versions of his "one bad day", but just one is presented in the flashbacks: He used to be an unsuccessful stand-up comedian struggling to support his pregnant wife. To get money for her sake, he agreed to take part in just one robbery, at a chemical factory he used to work at. His wife died suddenly in a freak accident, but his criminal accomplices wouldn't let him back out on the deal. Once they got to the factory, they found there were security guards that hadn't been there before, and the others got shot. Then Batman showed up and chased the future Joker, who fled by jumping into water that turned out to be chemically contaminated. When he got out and found he had been disfigured (or dis''coloured''), he finally snapped and went LaughingMad.
16th Jan '16 2:24:06 PM maxwellsilver
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* In ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', the BigBad antagonists in seasons one and two are shown to have become villainous due to major psychological trauma leading to crises of faith in their formerly-held ideals (the massacre of Toguro's students by a youkai and Sensui's exposure to the depravity of humanity and then the Black Chapter tape). And in both cases enough self-hatred to stage really stupid, selfish [[spoiler: [[ThanatosGambit Thanatos Gambits]].]]

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* In ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', the BigBad antagonists in seasons one and two are shown to have become villainous due to major psychological trauma leading to crises of faith in their formerly-held ideals (the massacre of Toguro's students by a youkai and Sensui's exposure to the depravity of humanity and then the Black Chapter tape). And in both cases enough self-hatred to stage really stupid, selfish [[spoiler: [[ThanatosGambit Thanatos Gambits]].]]
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