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25th May '17 8:10:35 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Dear God, the Borg. While dreaded and feared in ''Fracnise/StarTrek'' mythos, they are absurdly easy to outsmart. A supercomputer is no good if it uses no firewall or antivirus, and the Borg takes such an analogy UpToEleven. They never prepare for stealth-based viruses and sabotage, never learn from their defeats from such, and never seem to come up with new ideas on their own. They're unable to even ''see'' beings not registered as threats, meaning you could waltz right into one of their WorldShip cubes, plant a nuclear bomb, and leave without being caught, so long as you made no threatening moves. 7 of 9's parents lived and studied them ''right under their noses for two years'' before being caught, and they didn't even learn from that. They also never bother to study the history of the races they assimilate. Picard was able to mow them down with a tommy gun in one episode involving the Holodeck, the equivalent of an American soldier defeating a Blitzkreig with a squirtgun. How they ever became TheDreaded in the first place is a mystery.
20th May '17 3:50:19 PM nombretomado
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** The ''TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness'' has its share as well, most notably Belial's Brood in ''VampireTheRequiem''. [[SubvertedTrope ...unless you happen to have their book]], which shows them to be more of a Gnostic ReligionOfEvil that views the chaos they cause as needed for their enlightenment, and quite capable of subtlety and patience if the situation calls for it. In fact, the ''pneuma'' (soul-focused) factions are actually all about subtlety and patience-the Nameless are primarily researchers and scholars, while the Mercy Seat regards playing TheCorrupter as a holy mission.

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** The ''TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness'' has its share as well, most notably Belial's Brood in ''VampireTheRequiem''.''TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem''. [[SubvertedTrope ...unless you happen to have their book]], which shows them to be more of a Gnostic ReligionOfEvil that views the chaos they cause as needed for their enlightenment, and quite capable of subtlety and patience if the situation calls for it. In fact, the ''pneuma'' (soul-focused) factions are actually all about subtlety and patience-the Nameless are primarily researchers and scholars, while the Mercy Seat regards playing TheCorrupter as a holy mission.
19th May '17 4:58:48 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** The Vault-Tec Corporation from the game's backstory are StupidEvil, since most of their Vaults weren't actually supposed to save anyone. Rather, they were traps to perform cruel experiments on the survivors, such as blasting white noise into the ears of musicians, forcing inhabitants to perform HumanSacrifice in exchange for not killing the entire Vault population (which turned out to be a SecretTestOfCharacter) or submitting people to a Virtual Reality Hell. It is ostensibly ForScience, but that research is not only ''worthless'' in the aftermath of a nuclear war, but also drastically reduces an already shrunken gene pool for the human race.

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** The Vault-Tec Corporation from the game's backstory are StupidEvil, since most backstory. Most of their Vaults weren't actually supposed to save anyone. Rather, anyone, rather they were traps to perform cruel experiments on the survivors, such as blasting white noise into the ears of musicians, forcing inhabitants to perform HumanSacrifice in exchange for not killing the entire Vault population (which turned out to be a SecretTestOfCharacter) or submitting people to a Virtual Reality Hell. It is ostensibly ForScience, but that research is not only ''worthless'' in the aftermath of a nuclear war, but also drastically reduces an already shrunken gene pool for the human race.
18th May '17 5:52:26 PM Kereea1
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** Danzo does this as well. We find out he's being Kabuto's tragic backstory--Kabuto's adoptive mother was one of Dazo's best spies. Kabuto offered to act as his spy as well. Danzo used his safety to guarantee the mother's loyalty...while subtly altering the photographs he sent her of Kabuto so when she met her son as an adult she didn't recognize him. Wy didn't he want her to recognize him? Danzo hoped they'd kill each other because they were too knowledgeable as spies. Keep in mind that both were still totally loyal at this point and he had leverage on Kabuto's mother. Instead he just set off Kabuto's StartOfDarkness. So in the end he's out two spies and one has turned on the village.
17th May '17 8:55:04 PM CrowTR0bot
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** The Vault-Tec Corporation from the game's backstory are StupidEvil, since most of their Vaults weren't actually supposed to save anyone. Rather, they were traps to perform cruel experiments on the survivors, such as blasting white noise into the ears of musicians, forcing inhabitants to perform HumanSacrifice in exchange for not killing the entire Vault population (which turned out to be a SecretTestOfCharacter) or submitting people to a Virtual Reality Hell. It is ostensibly ForScience, but that research is not only ''worthless'' in the aftermath of a nuclear war, but also drastically reduces an already shrunken gene pool for the human race.
15th May '17 9:55:49 PM marcoasalazarm
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** And then it turns out on ''Film/ResidentEvilTheFinalChapter'' that, not unlike the original game series, [[spoiler:they produced the T-Virus and funded all of the crazy stuff that had appeared throughout the series (genocidal Artificial Intelligences, a virus with he capacity to destroy the world, cloning technology, cryogenics) in an attempt to take out mankind and have it be reborn for the corporation's executives to lord over [[AGodAmI as "gods"]].]] It says a lot that Umbrella's CEO [[spoiler:which was the woman that Alice was cloned from]] was not OK with the plan at all [[spoiler:so they froze her unwillingly so they would have free reign to execute it]] and accepted Alice's RoaringRampageOfRevenge as justice [[spoiler:even if it meant getting killed herself.]]
14th May '17 1:47:41 AM TywinIsGod
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** Ramsay stands out as being incapable of restraining his sadism at great cost to his cause.

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** Ramsay stands out as being incapable of restraining his sadism at great cost to his cause.cause, though unlike Joffrey he ''is'' intelligent and street-wise when he needs to be.
11th May '17 1:00:58 PM Prometheus117
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* ''Manga/FairyTail'': [[spoiler:Cobra basically ''won'' his battle with Natsu. And yet Brain ''still'' pulled a YouHaveFailedMe on him, even though he ''didn't fail'', apparently just because he didn't succeed ''well enough''. You know, just in case we haven't hammered home that he's a bad person yet.]]

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* ''Manga/FairyTail'': [[spoiler:Cobra During the ''Nirvana'' arc, [[PoisonousPerson Cobra]] basically ''won'' his battle with Natsu. Natsu despite his injuries and was set to deliver a fatal blow then and there. And yet Brain [[BadBoss Brain]] ''still'' pulled a YouHaveFailedMe on him, even though he ''didn't fail'', apparently just because he didn't succeed ''well enough''. You know, enough'' against a "real" Dragon Slayer. Granted, Brain made it clear he intended to {{brainwash}} Natsu to his side, but that was nothing that could have been accomplished just in case we haven't hammered home that he's a bad person yet.]]by telling Cobra "hey, stop". [[spoiler:Mentally gloating about how Cobra and the rest of Oracion Seis were just pawns to him didn't help matters either, and [[{{Timeskip}} seven years later]] Cobra paid him [[KarmicDeath fatally back]] after he got them all out of prison with the rest of the guild saying "good riddance"]].
11th May '17 12:53:11 PM Prometheus117
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** Bellamy was little more than a sociopathic bully who terrorized an entire town with his crew with no real reason or goal; he just wanted to push his weight around and be as much of a dick as possible. Of course, he was also operating under the flag of the Warlord of the Sea Donquixote Doflamingo, who was NOT pleased to find out that he was being associated with Bellamy's idiocy, which led to Bellamy getting [[spoiler:stabbed and kicked out of Doflamingo's gang.]]

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** Bellamy was little more than a sociopathic bully who terrorized an entire town with his crew with no real reason or goal; he just wanted to push his weight around and be as much of a dick as possible. Of course, he was also operating under the flag of the Warlord of the Sea Donquixote Doflamingo, who was NOT pleased to find out that he was being associated with Bellamy's idiocy, which led to Bellamy getting [[spoiler:stabbed stabbed and kicked out of Doflamingo's gang.]]gang. [[spoiler:He got ''much'' better over the {{Timeskip}} after he TookALevelInBadass and TookALevelInKindness, to the point Luffy actually considered him a friend and went [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge to town on Donflamingo]] after the Warlord played Bellamy for a fool and forced him him to fight Luffy to the death]].



** Don Krieg is one of ''the'' premiere examples of the series. Most of his arc would have never occurred if he hadn't decided to terrorize the staff of the Baratie just to be a dick, and he probably would have kept far more of his crew if he hadn't decided to continue to go after Mihawk just to save his wounded pride even after it was made very clear that Mihawk was ''lightyears'' above him.

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** Don Krieg is one of ''the'' premiere examples of the series. Most of his arc would have never occurred if he hadn't decided to terrorize the staff of the Baratie just to be a dick, and he probably would have kept far more of his crew if he hadn't decided to continue to go after Mihawk just to save his wounded pride even after it was made very clear that Mihawk was ''lightyears'' ''light years'' above him.
11th May '17 12:50:08 PM Prometheus117
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** Jack:
*** Introduced in the Zou arc, Jack is a commander under the pirate Emperor Kaido. He comes to Mokomo Dukedom, the country on Zou, looking for a specific individual their info said would be there. The residents state outright that they don't know the person he's asking for, but are willing to cooperate with his search in order to avoid trouble. Jack responds by siccing his underlings on them, destroying the country, and torturing them for information that, by all indications, they did not have. [[spoiler:In truth, they ''did'' know where to find who Jack was looking for, but were determined not to give it up, and Jack never discovered that nor had any hint to it]].
*** He goes on to attempt to bail out a newly-arrested Donquixote Doflamingo even after being informed that the odds are objectively hopeless, since Doflamingo's transport fleet is guarded by people who could give ''his boss'' trouble, let alone him, and gets beaten to a bloody pulp for his trouble.
*** Jack finishes by attempting to kill Zunisha, the gigantic elephant for which Zou gets its name, and [[spoiler:loses his ship and only survives because he's at least part-fishman]].

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** Jack:
*** Introduced in the Zou arc, Jack is
Jack, a commander under the pirate Emperor Kaido. He Kaido, one of the most powerful men in the world, possesses both an insatiable bloodlust and extreme confidence in his (admittedly impressive) strength that leads him to make ''many'' costly decisions that could have been mitigated or avoided entirely if he utilized a little something called "tact":
*** Introduced in the Zou arc, he
comes to Mokomo Dukedom, the country on Zou, looking for a specific individual their info said would be there. The residents state outright that they don't know the person he's asking for, but are willing to cooperate with his search in order to avoid trouble. Jack responds by siccing his underlings on them, destroying the country, and torturing them for information that, by all indications, they did not have. [[spoiler:In truth, they ''did'' know where to find who Jack was looking for, but were determined not to give it up, and Jack never discovered that nor had any hint to it]].
*** He goes on to attempt to bail out a newly-arrested Donquixote Doflamingo even after being informed that the odds are objectively hopeless, since Doflamingo's transport fleet is guarded by people who could give ''his boss'' trouble, let alone him, and gets beaten to a bloody pulp for his trouble.trouble, though he gets away alive.
*** Jack finishes by attempting to kill Zunisha, the gigantic elephant for which Zou gets its name, and [[spoiler:loses his ship and only survives dropping into the ocean because he's at least part-fishman]].
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