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23rd Sep '16 3:10:51 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/{{Rampage}}'': Bill often rants about how there is no god, people are all slaves to their leaders, modern life in general is meaningless without violence, and humanity is doomed to extinction.
14th Sep '16 1:07:13 PM DarkHunter
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** [[spoiler: The destroying the universe is literal. Spiral Energy will apparently create a black hole.]]
10th Sep '16 9:41:40 PM WillBGood
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* ''Anime/CodeGeass'': Charles zi Britannia conceals this characteristic under the façade of [[TheSocialDarwinist Social Darwinism]] [[spoiler:alongside his wife, Marianne (they later attempt to reunite the dead with the living and satisfy everyone who's ever existed [[{{Instrumentality}} by destroying the will of humanity]]; [[KarmicDeath needless to say]], [[NoOntologicalInertia it didn't work]])]].

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* ''Anime/CodeGeass'': Charles zi Britannia conceals this characteristic under the façade of [[TheSocialDarwinist Social Darwinism]] [[spoiler:alongside his wife, Marianne (they later attempt to reunite the dead with the living and satisfy everyone who's ever existed [[{{Instrumentality}} [[AssimilationPlot by destroying the will of humanity]]; [[KarmicDeath needless to say]], [[NoOntologicalInertia it didn't work]])]].
29th Aug '16 4:59:47 PM TheUnknownUploader
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22nd Aug '16 1:14:01 AM morenohijazo
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* ''VideoGame/{{Nihilumbra}}'': Deconstructed. The title of the game should have given away that it would come up at some point.
6th Aug '16 3:19:49 PM LondonKdS
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* In ''Series/TheMusketeers'', Lucien Grimaud, the BigBad of the final season. Seemingly incapable of any positive feeling of any kind, whether towards other people or simple pleasure or happiness, he thinks that the world is an utterly horrible place and his only drive is to amass money and power so that nobody can harm him, and when that fails to cause as much pain and kill as many people as possible. It's demonstrated most clearly when he [[KickTheDog murders a woman who was a midwife]] to send a message to Athos, and then says that she deserved to die for bringing children into the world to suffer, not as any kind of "shocking" posturing but simply as a calm statement of fact.
25th Jul '16 6:51:25 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Manga/InuYasha'', Bankotsu [[DeathAmnesia does not remember anything between his death and resurrection]]. He thinks this means there is no afterlife, and thus he can do whatever he feels like, since people don't get punished or rewarded for what they do.

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* In ''Manga/InuYasha'', Bankotsu [[DeathAmnesia does not remember anything between his death and resurrection]]. He thinks this means there is no afterlife, and thus he can do whatever he feels like, which means killing people, since people don't get punished or rewarded for what they do.


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** Diamond Tiara becomes this after becoming a Nightmare, when she concludes that choices don't matter.
20th Jul '16 5:52:07 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Subverted in ''Film/TheBigLebowski'' with the three evil German "nihilists," who belong to this trope in name only. They're very enthusiastic about ''claiming'' to be nihilists, but that doesn't stop them from whining about how "It's not fair!" when it turns out their attempt to extort money out of the heroes by pretending they've kidnapped a woman when she hasn't even been kidnapped has been rumbled. Walter retorts: "Fair?! WHO ARE THE FUCKING NIHILISTS HERE?!"
--> Say what you will about the tenets of [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany National Socialism]], man, but at least it's an ''ethos''.

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* Subverted in ''Film/TheBigLebowski'' with the three evil German "nihilists," who belong to this trope in name only.InNameOnly. They're very enthusiastic about ''claiming'' to be nihilists, but that doesn't stop them from whining about how "It's not fair!" when it turns out their attempt to extort money out of the heroes by pretending they've kidnapped a woman when she hasn't even been kidnapped has been rumbled. Walter retorts: "Fair?! WHO ARE THE FUCKING NIHILISTS HERE?!"
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HERE?!" Ultimately, the "nihilists" here could be considered {{Straw Hypocrite}}s.
-->'''Walter:'''
Say what you will about the tenets of [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany National Socialism]], man, but at least it's an ''ethos''.
20th Jul '16 2:25:14 PM Peacockmantisshrimp
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* The one speaking Worg so far in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' seems to view life as essentially a meaningless exercise in gathering treats ending in horrible death.
-->'''Worg:''' Only certainty in life: when icy jaws of death come, you will not have had enough treats.

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* The one speaking Worg so far in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' Greyview seems to view life as essentially a meaningless exercise in gathering treats ending in horrible death.
-->'''Worg:''' -->'''Greyview:''' Only certainty in life: when icy jaws of death come, you will not have had enough treats.
6th Jul '16 4:52:54 PM darkchiefy
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* Literature/TheSecretAgent: The Professor who believes he is superior to everyone else even if he has little to no accomplishments and is constantly discussing how other people are mediocre compared to himself
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