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22nd Oct '17 6:55:30 AM nighttrainfm
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* Thrax in ''Film/OsmosisJones'' is a SerialKiller virus who wants to kill Frank (portrayed as a city-state of cells in the movie). His sole reason is recognition.

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* Thrax in ''Film/OsmosisJones'' is a SerialKiller virus who wants to kill Frank (portrayed as a city-state of cells in the movie). His sole reason is [[FameThroughInfamy recognition.]]
22nd Oct '17 6:50:41 AM nighttrainfm
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* Thrax in ''Film/OsmosisJones'' is a rookie virus who wants to kill Frank (portrayed as a city-state of cells in the movie). His sole reason is recognition.

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* Thrax in ''Film/OsmosisJones'' is a rookie SerialKiller virus who wants to kill Frank (portrayed as a city-state of cells in the movie). His sole reason is recognition.
8th Oct '17 8:54:05 AM __Vano
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In order not to insult anybody's religion or politics (or earn the ire of people with a known tendency to blow up people they don't like), terrorists in action movies generally represent no organisation, movement, religious sect or political tendency known to the real world. Even if they are identified with a real organisation (the IRA, the Russian Mafia, Basque separatists, whoever), they will be described as a RenegadeSplinterFaction, not the parent organisation. In many cases, they actually represent no identifiable cause at all, beyond making things go ''BOOM''.

Caused by the same motives as WesternTerrorists, but more so. Apparently, terrorists are willing to kill, maim, torture -- not to mention putting their own lives at risk -- for no reason other than [[ForTheEvulz to cause death and destruction]]. These can actually be very dangerous opponents, being ruthless, impossible to predict, and impossible to negotiate with, and generally occupying the place [[OlderThanTheyThink once held by demons throughout world mythology]].

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In order not to insult anybody's religion or politics (or earn the ire of people with a known tendency to blow up people they don't like), terrorists Terrorists in action movies generally represent no organisation, movement, religious sect or political tendency known to the real world. Even if they are identified with a real organisation (the IRA, the Russian Mafia, Basque separatists, whoever), they will be described as a RenegadeSplinterFaction, not the parent organisation. In many cases, they actually represent no identifiable cause at all, beyond making things go ''BOOM''.

Caused by the same motives as WesternTerrorists, but more so. Apparently, terrorists are willing to kill, maim, torture -- not to mention putting their own lives at risk -- for no reason other than [[ForTheEvulz to cause death and destruction]]. These can actually be very dangerous opponents, being ruthless, impossible to predict, and impossible to negotiate with, and generally occupying the place [[OlderThanTheyThink once held by demons throughout world mythology]].
mythology]].

Not only is this done in order to not insult anybody's religion or politics (or earn the ire of people with a known tendency to blow up people they don't like). In many cases, a cause is [[LawOfConservationOfDetail simply irrelevant to the plot]], the macho ActionHero just needs a plausible excuse to kick/shoot at things without a second thought. Moreover, any cause, if presented, runs the risk of [[StrawmanHasAPoint actually making sense]] ([[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation if only to some people]]), maybe [[ProtagonistCenteredMorality even more sense]] than the hero's animalistic urge to KillThemAll with extreme prejudice.
16th Sep '17 7:16:47 PM New_Jack_Swing
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* The terrorist group in ''VideoGame/RainbowSix : Vegas'' is rather odd. They waste [[NGOSuperpower an enormous amount of manpower and resources]] [[spoiler: including a state of the art WMD, which they try to use inside Vegas for no good reason.]] in their attack on Vegas. [[spoiler: It turns out the whole point of the attack was just to distract the army so they could break into the research facility where those very same [=WMD=]s were being build. So... they went through all of that just to get weapons they already had, but lost because they were using them to steal more? And it's not very well explained what they want to do with them anyway, or how they got the first one.]]

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* The terrorist group in ''VideoGame/RainbowSix : Vegas'' ''[[VideoGame/RainbowSix Rainbow Six: Vegas]]'' is rather odd. They waste [[NGOSuperpower an enormous amount of manpower and resources]] [[spoiler: including a state of the art state-of-the-art WMD, which they try to use inside ''inside'' Vegas for no good reason.]] reason,]] in their attack on Vegas. [[spoiler: It turns out the whole point of the attack was just to distract the army so they could break into the research facility where those very same [=WMD=]s were being build. So... they went through all of that just to get weapons they already had, but lost because they were using them to steal more? And it's not very well explained what they want to do with them anyway, or how they got the first one.]]


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** The White Masks of ''[[VideoGame/RainbowSixSiege Rainbow Six: Siege]]'' take this even further by having no known ideology ''at all'', never saying ''anything'' aside from the usual battlefield callouts. They simply travel the world, [[{{Plaguemaster}} planting germ bombs]] or kidnapping hostages, until Team Rainbow comes to save the day. Given ''Siege'''s competitive multiplayer focus, [[NoPlotNoProblem the matter can be glossed over]].
4th Sep '17 7:53:38 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''VideoGame/{{Counter-Strike}}''. Well, since it's multiplayer only and has no plot. The terrorists have some {{backstory}}, but the fighting going on has no plot other than special forces and terrorists blasting each other. It doesn't need one. Subverted and played straight in ''Condition: Zero'' - the single player has you completing non-plot objects [e.g.: kill five terrorists in a row within so-and-so time], but ''Deleted Scenes'' has actual stories behind it. Although, a few episodes don't explain why the terrorists got the hostages or why there's a bunch of homicidal jihadi trying to kill you.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Counter-Strike}}''.''VideoGame/CounterStrike''. Well, since it's multiplayer only and has no plot. The terrorists have some {{backstory}}, but the fighting going on has no plot other than special forces and terrorists blasting each other. It doesn't need one. Subverted and played straight in ''Condition: Zero'' - the single player has you completing non-plot objects [e.g.: kill five terrorists in a row within so-and-so time], but ''Deleted Scenes'' has actual stories behind it. Although, a few episodes don't explain why the terrorists got the hostages or why there's a bunch of homicidal jihadi trying to kill you.
6th Aug '17 4:22:14 AM jamespolk
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* ''Film/TheAceOfHearts'': The "brotherhood" is a group of terrorist bombers. Although the implication is that they are left-wing or Bolshevik terrorists, the film actually never does state just what it is the brotherhood is trying to accomplish. The only hint comes when their assassination target is eventually revealed as an arrogant rich fat cat.
15th Jul '17 1:08:22 PM nombretomado
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* ''Why'' does Millennium want to fight Alucard and destroy England in ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}''? Revenge for being defeated by the Allies during WorldWarII? Nope. Do they want to TakeOverTheWorld and have it ruled by vampires? Nuh-uh. Why, then? The Major not only admits that "[Millennium's] purpose is the ''total absence'' of purpose," he openly states to his mooks his main drive for doing what he does: "Gentlemen, [[BloodKnight I like war]]."

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* ''Why'' does Millennium want to fight Alucard and destroy England in ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}''? Revenge for being defeated by the Allies during WorldWarII? UsefulNotes/WorldWarII? Nope. Do they want to TakeOverTheWorld and have it ruled by vampires? Nuh-uh. Why, then? The Major not only admits that "[Millennium's] purpose is the ''total absence'' of purpose," he openly states to his mooks his main drive for doing what he does: "Gentlemen, [[BloodKnight I like war]]."
10th Jul '17 9:53:27 PM Medinoc
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** He kills because he's been ''programmed'' to kill ''for his entire life'': it's all he's able to do. His attempt to retire at the opening of the second game only led to him being drawn back into the job. The money is just there to keep him afloat.

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** He kills because he's been ''programmed'' to kill ''for his entire life'': it's all he's able to do. His attempt to retire at the opening of the second game only led to him being drawn back into the job. The money is just there to keep him afloat.on top of said job.
7th Jun '17 1:47:57 AM lolface123
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* Joseph Konopka, known as Dr. Ch@os, hired a bunch of teenagers to commit crimes like causing failures at power plants, committing arson, disrupting broadcasts, disabling an air traffic control system, and hiding cyanide in the Chicago transit system. When asked why he did those acts, he admitted, "I don't have a real good reason".

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* Joseph Konopka, known as Dr. Ch@os, hired a bunch of teenagers to commit crimes like causing failures at power plants, committing arson, disrupting broadcasts, disabling an air traffic control system, and hiding cyanide in the Chicago transit system. When asked why he did those acts, he admitted, "I "[[ForTheEvulz I don't have a real good reason".reason]]".
18th May '17 3:05:45 AM IamTheCaligula
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* [[MadArtist Deidara]] of {{Naruto}} thinks of explosions as fine art and wanted to share his art with everyone. Because indiscriminately blowing up people and ''villages'' is not acceptable behavior for a nation at peace, he went rogue and worked for various anti-government factions even before Akatsuki recruited him. Pein's own reasoning on why he became this is "Just Because."

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* [[MadArtist Deidara]] of {{Naruto}} thinks of his explosions as fine art and wanted to share his art with everyone. Because indiscriminately blowing up people and ''villages'' is not acceptable behavior for a nation at peace, he went rogue and worked for various anti-government factions even before Akatsuki recruited him. Pein's own reasoning on why When Pain summarizes the Akatsuki members' motives for fighting, he became this states that Deidara's reason is "Just Because."a whim."
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