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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
3rd Jul '16 12:44:45 PM klom99
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** Reyva, should you win the final Demon Path battle, [[spoiler: [[OmnicidalManiac destroy reality itself]]]], since [[ItAmusedMe It Amused You]].


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* The White in ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV''. They think that [[CrapsackWorld the world will suck regardless of whether Law or Chaos win]] because [[ViciousCycle the cycle would start anew anyway since the conflict relies on Humans being around]], so [[MercyKill destroying Humanity's the only way to really win]]. [[BadEnding You can choose to help them out if you wish]],[[note]]After defeating Kenji, select "Return the World to Nothing" after the following cutscene. Overwrites all other endings.[[/note]] but [[DarknessInducedAudienceApathy they're arguments are portrayed as moronically silly by all three other sides, and aren't taken seriously]].
26th Jun '16 8:51:17 PM PaulA
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** Pretty much ''all'' the young radicals in ''Literature/{{Demons}}'', although Stavrogin and Verkhovensky stand out.
16th Jun '16 6:52:15 AM Adept
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16th Jun '16 6:52:14 AM Adept
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* Shadow from ''GateKeepers'' is another Straw Nihilist, who's in league with the bad guys because he's disgusted with humanity's evils.

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* Shadow from ''GateKeepers'' ''VideoGame/GateKeepers'' is another Straw Nihilist, who's in league with the bad guys because he's disgusted with humanity's evils.
14th Jun '16 7:31:38 PM ElectroKraken
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* Many Christian and Neoplatonist critics of UsefulNotes/{{Gnosticism}} accused it of being fundamentally this, claiming that it's beliefs in the world [[PlatonicCave being a lie]] created by [[GodIsEvil the Demiurge]] and his archons lead to a disregard of conventional morality and an at best pessimistic world view, dominated by paranoia and hopelessness. Whether Gnosticism is actually this, "conventionally religious moral" (since the idea that at least some humans are inherently divine and that there is a real God out there awaiting for your is kind of a big deal in most Gnostic traditions) or [[TheAntiNihilist antinihilistic]] is of course up to the individual, though some surviving texts and statements are indeed the sort of thing you'd expect to see from your stereotypical "the world is meaningless bwahhh!!!" kind of person.

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* Many Christian and Neoplatonist critics of UsefulNotes/{{Gnosticism}} accused it of being fundamentally this, claiming that it's its beliefs in the world [[PlatonicCave being a lie]] created by [[GodIsEvil the Demiurge]] and his archons lead to a disregard of conventional morality and an at best pessimistic world view, dominated by paranoia and hopelessness. Whether Gnosticism is actually this, "conventionally religious moral" (since the idea that at least some humans are inherently divine and that there is a real God out there awaiting for your is kind of a big deal in most Gnostic traditions) or [[TheAntiNihilist antinihilistic]] is of course up to the individual, though some surviving texts and statements are indeed the sort of thing you'd expect to see from your stereotypical "the world is meaningless bwahhh!!!" kind of person.
14th Jun '16 6:38:55 PM ElectroKraken
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** The Joker is an total sociopath who enjoys bringing destruction and madness upon Gotham City, just to watch the chaos unfold and to show the world the futility of morality.

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** The Joker is an a total sociopath who enjoys bringing destruction and madness upon Gotham City, just to watch the chaos unfold and to show the world the futility of morality.
13th Jun '16 1:02:39 PM ElectroKraken
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* ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga'': Two-Face, who decides the flip of a coin is as good a way to decide life and death as anything.
** The Joker is an total sociopath who enjoys bringing destruction and madness upon Gotham City just to watch the chaos unfold and to show the world the futility of morality.

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* ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga'': Two-Face, ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga'':
**Two-Face,
who decides the flip of a coin is as good a way to decide life and death as anything.
** The Joker is an total sociopath who enjoys bringing destruction and madness upon Gotham City City, just to watch the chaos unfold and to show the world the futility of morality.
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