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22nd Apr '17 5:59:39 PM nombretomado
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* ''SuperMarioBrosZ'' features a prologue where Metal Sonic becomes the deadly Mecha Sonic... and proceeds to destroy all of Mobius and kill all of Sonic's friends.

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* ''SuperMarioBrosZ'' ''WebAnimation/SuperMarioBrosZ'' features a prologue where Metal Sonic becomes the deadly Mecha Sonic... and proceeds to destroy all of Mobius and kill all of Sonic's friends.
18th Apr '17 1:04:40 PM Dravencour
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* ''Anime/MazingerZ'': Hell's mind was already unstable and unsound cause his upbringing (he was abused by everybody when he was young, including his parents. Particularly his mother, who often spouted she never wanted having children and she would be better off without him; and she was not above hitting him for no reason). However, when he found out the woman he loved was in love with another man [[spoiler:Juzo Kabuto, future builder of Mazinger-Z and [[TheHero Kouji]]'s grandfather]], he... [[LoveMakesYouCrazy flipped out]] and [[LoveMakesYouEvil attempted to murder his perceived rival]]. Shortly after he tried helping someone... and he got the crap beaten out of him for it. Later he was crawling back towards his home, bruised and blood-stained, muttering "Mediocre imbeciles! You don't deserve being alive! One day I'll purge the world off all of you! And then everybody will have kneel before me". When you heard his words and saw his utterly mad stare you realized he had snapped out completely and Dr. Hell had been born.
** Let's tell people had shunned him out of scorn before, but after that point they did it out of FEAR.

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* ''Anime/MazingerZ'': Dr. Hell's mind was already unstable and unsound cause due to his upbringing (he was abused by everybody when he was young, including his parents. Particularly parents -- particularly his mother, who often spouted said she never wanted having children and she would be better off without him; him, and she was not above hitting him for no reason). However, when he found out the woman he loved was in love with another man [[spoiler:Juzo Kabuto, future builder of Mazinger-Z and [[TheHero Kouji]]'s grandfather]], he... [[LoveMakesYouCrazy flipped out]] and [[LoveMakesYouEvil attempted to murder his perceived rival]]. Shortly after he tried helping someone... and he got the crap beaten out of him for it. Later he was crawling crawled back towards his home, bruised and blood-stained, muttering "Mediocre imbeciles! You don't deserve being to be alive! One day I'll purge the world off of all of you! And then everybody will have kneel before me". When you heard his words and saw his utterly mad stare you realized he had snapped out completely and Dr. Hell had been born.
** Let's tell say people had shunned him out of scorn before, but after that point they did it out of FEAR.



** Gaara grew up believing his mother named him as a curse against everyone else, for her having to die in childbirth. His father had warriors and himself to keep Gaara in line, because of the demon sealed within him, which would be unleashed if he lost control of his emotions or even slept. As a small child, he believed that there was only one person who loved him, his maternal uncle Yashamaru. [[DespairEventHorizon The betrayal of Yashamaru]] transformed him [[BreakTheCutie from an attention-starved waif to serial killer]]. He came around to the side of good once he realized what friendship was, long before any of the above was actually fixed, and years before it was all retconned to be [[spoiler:a big misunderstanding, and his parents always loved him]].

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** Gaara grew up believing his mother named him as a curse against everyone else, for her having to die in childbirth. His father had warriors and himself to keep Gaara in line, because of the demon sealed within him, which would be unleashed if he lost control of his emotions or even slept. As a small child, he believed that there was only one person who loved him, his maternal uncle Yashamaru. [[DespairEventHorizon The betrayal of Yashamaru]] transformed him [[BreakTheCutie from an attention-starved waif to a serial killer]]. He came around to the side of good once he realized what friendship was, long before any of the above was actually fixed, and years before it was all retconned to be [[spoiler:a big misunderstanding, and his parents always loved him]].



%%% Please don't link the below with Big Finish Doctor Who. I, Davros is a Doctor Who spinoff.
* The audio drama series ''I, Davros'' shows the early life of everyone's favourite [[Series/DoctorWho Dalek creating]] MadScientist. Interesting in that he isn't given any FreudianExcuse, and you don't gain any sympathy for him, just understanding.

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%%% %% Please don't link the below with Big Finish Doctor Who. I, Davros is a Doctor Who spinoff.
* The spinoff audio drama series ''I, Davros'' shows the early life of everyone's favourite favorite [[Series/DoctorWho Dalek creating]] MadScientist. Interesting in that he isn't given any FreudianExcuse, and you don't gain any sympathy for him, just understanding.






* The Franchise/{{Batman}} Graphic Novel ''Comicbook/TheKillingJoke'' has a Start of Darkness story for 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.

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* The Franchise/{{Batman}} Graphic Novel ''Comicbook/TheKillingJoke'' has a Start of Darkness story for 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 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''), dis''colored''), he finally snapped and went LaughingMad.
18th Apr '17 12:56:13 PM Dravencour
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* ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'': The Golden Age Arc serves as one for [[spoiler:Griffith/Femto]], who was previously seen once, right before the arc started.

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* ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'': The Golden Age Arc serves as one for [[spoiler:Griffith/Femto]], [[spoiler:Griffith]], who was previously seen once, once as [[spoiler:Femto]] right before the arc started.
27th Mar '17 7:53:23 AM Infection
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* ''Film/{{Split}}'' actually counts as one, when you take into account [[spoiler:the film is set within the same universe as ''Film/{{Unbreakable}}'', thereby making the film a Super ''Villain'' Origin Story instead of a Super Hero one]].
19th Mar '17 7:27:08 PM TudorRose
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* ''The Alchymist's Cat'', a prequel to the ''Literature/DeptfordMice'' trilogy, reveals the origins of BigBad Jupiter. He started out as an ordinary kitten called Leech in 17th century London, the runt of the litter who was mistreated by the evil alchemist who took them in. His brother Jupiter, on the other hand, was adored and became the alchemist's familiar. Leech grew envious of his brother's growing powers, and wished he could learn magic too, only to find out that just one in every family is allowed to use it. In the end, Leech kills Jupiter and assumes his identity.

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* ''The Alchymist's Cat'', a prequel to the ''Literature/DeptfordMice'' trilogy, reveals the origins of BigBad Jupiter. He started out as an ordinary kitten called Leech in 17th century London, the runt of the litter who was mistreated by the evil alchemist who took them in. His brother Jupiter, on the other hand, was adored and became the alchemist's familiar. Leech grew envious of his brother's growing powers, and wished he could learn magic too, only to find out that just one in every family is allowed to use it. In the end, Leech kills Jupiter and assumes his identity.identity, rising to power as a living GodOfEvil in the sewers.
19th Mar '17 7:26:02 PM TudorRose
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* ''The Alchymist's Cat'', a prequel to the ''Literature/DeptfordMice'' trilogy, reveals the origins of BigBad Jupiter. He started out as an ordinary kitten called Leech in 17th century London, the runt of the litter who was mistreated by the evil alchemist who took them in. His brother Jupiter, on the other hand, was adored and became the alchemist's familiar. Leech grew envious of his brother's growing powers, and wished he could learn magic too, only to find out that just one in every family is allowed to use it. In the end, Leech kills Jupiter and assumes his identity.
11th Mar '17 12:42:52 PM lrrose
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** The comic ''Mass Effect: Evolution'' is one for The Illusive Man and Cerberus.

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** The comic ''Mass Effect: Evolution'' ''ComicBook/MassEffectEvolution'' is one for The Illusive Man Man, Cerberus, and Cerberus.a younger Saren.
11th Mar '17 11:39:11 AM nombretomado
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*** With MetalGearSolid4, as it turns out the game is the StartOfDarkness for Patriot too, formed by Zero, Signit, Para-Medic, Eva, Ocelot, and Big-Boss himself -- if said mission had not occured, said AncientConspiracy would not be born either.

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*** With MetalGearSolid4, ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'', as it turns out the game is the StartOfDarkness for Patriot too, formed by Zero, Signit, Para-Medic, Eva, Ocelot, and Big-Boss himself -- if said mission had not occured, said AncientConspiracy would not be born either.
8th Mar '17 11:42:41 AM nombretomado
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* The version two finale of ''Series/{{Mega64}}'' reveals how Dr. Poque became the MadScientist he is today.

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* The version two finale of ''Series/{{Mega64}}'' ''WebVideo/{{Mega64}}'' reveals how Dr. Poque became the MadScientist he is today.
3rd Mar '17 5:09:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* The ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'' supervillain Judge Death has his origin given in "Young Death -- Boyhood of a Superfiend". This shows (with some incredibly black humour) how a nasty and psychopathic child develops into a monster that wipes out his whole world. (Although, to be fair, the reoffending rate is to all intents and purposes negligible.) Darkness hardly begins to describe it....

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* The ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'' supervillain [[OmnicidalManiac Judge Death Death]] has his origin given in "Young Death -- Boyhood of a Superfiend". This shows (with some incredibly black humour) how a nasty and psychopathic child develops into a monster that wipes out his whole world. (Although, Although, to be fair, the reoffending rate is to all intents and purposes negligible.) negligible. Darkness hardly begins to describe it....it... it's one of those rare origin stories that serves to completely '''de'''humanize a villain as opposed to adding a layer of tragedy. Death was always evil, even before he willingly threw away the last of his humanity.
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