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20th Jul '16 11:47:00 AM Mr.Bubbles
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* This is the entire modus operandi for the Ultimate Despair in the ''{{Danganronpa}}'' [[{{SuperDanganronpa2}} series]]. They're a group without principals or morals, dedicated to spreading chaos, destruction, and despair everywhere they go. They're responsible for [[SelfMadeOrphan the murder of their friends and family]], widespread terrorism, coup d'etats, forcing people into mass suicides, and wars entirely for the sake of war. They do it all just because they can.

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* This is the entire modus operandi for the Ultimate Despair in the ''{{Danganronpa}}'' [[{{SuperDanganronpa2}} series]]. They're a group without principals or morals, dedicated to spreading chaos, destruction, and despair everywhere they go. They're responsible for [[SelfMadeOrphan the murder of their friends and family]], widespread terrorism, coup d'etats, forcing people into mass suicides, and wars entirely for the sake of war. war, and other unspeakably awful things. They do it all [[ForTheEvulz just because they can. can.]]
20th Jul '16 11:45:32 AM Mr.Bubbles
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* This is the entire modus operandi for the Ultimate Despair in the ''{{Danganronpa}}'' [[{{SuperDanganronpa2}} series]]. They're a group without principals or morals, dedicated to spreading chaos, destruction, and despair everywhere they go. They're responsible for [[SelfMadeOrphan the murder of their friends and family]], widespread terrorism, coup d'etats, forcing people into mass suicides, and wars entirely for the sake of war. They do it all just because they can.
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4th Jul '16 11:56:55 PM marcoasalazarm
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* On a smaller scale, Gus Van Sant's ''Film/{{Elephant}}'' showcases a pair of ''[[AxesAtSchool School Shooters]]'' Without A Cause. Sure we are given multiple ''potential'' causes (neo-Nazism, closeted homosexuality, [[MurderSimulators violent]] [[NewMediaAreEvil videogames]], LonersAreFreaks, etc), but the story never quite decides to point to a ''specific'' cause for the two to take up arms and kill everybody they can inside the school. At least one critic felt that giving the shooters such a "perfect storm" of reasons to be violent psycho-killers in an attempt to not make them caricatures [[RealityIsUnrealistic made them much more of a caricature instead]].

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* On a smaller scale, Gus Van Sant's ''Film/{{Elephant}}'' showcases a pair of ''[[AxesAtSchool School Shooters]]'' Without A Cause. Sure we are given multiple ''potential'' causes (neo-Nazism, closeted homosexuality, [[MurderSimulators violent]] [[NewMediaAreEvil videogames]], LonersAreFreaks, bad parenting, etc), but the story never quite decides to point to a ''specific'' cause for the two to take up arms and kill everybody they can inside the school. school (and the shooters never explain themselves). At least one critic felt that giving the shooters such a contrived "perfect storm" of reasons to be violent psycho-killers in an attempt to not make them caricatures the reason a RiddleForTheAges [[RealityIsUnrealistic made them much more of a caricature instead]].
4th Jul '16 11:45:14 PM marcoasalazarm
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* On a smaller scale, Gus Van Sant's ''Film/{{Elephant}}'' showcases a pair of ''[[AxesAtSchool School Shooters]]'' Without A Cause. Sure we are given multiple ''potential'' causes (neo-Nazism, closeted homosexuality, [[MurderSimulators violent]] [[NewMediaAreEvil videogames]], LonersAreFreaks, etc), but the story never quite decides to point to a ''specific'' cause for the two to take up arms and kill everybody they can inside the school. At least one critic felt that giving the shooters such a "perfect storm" of reasons to be violent psycho-killers in an attempt to not make them caricatures [[RealityIsUnrealistic made them much more of a caricature instead]].
25th Jun '16 10:35:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* The 1940s ''{{Superman}}'' episode "Destruction, Inc.", while otherwise one of the series' better efforts, never gets around to explaining ''why'' they're wreaking havoc at the factory.

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* The 1940s ''{{Superman}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Superman}}'' episode "Destruction, Inc.", while otherwise one of the series' better efforts, never gets around to explaining ''why'' they're wreaking havoc at the factory.



* In the 2000 ''ActionMan'' series Asazi is described as a "Terrorist for hire" until she became TheDarkChick for the [[FiveBadBand Council Of D.O.O.M]].

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* In the 2000 ''ActionMan'' ''WesternAnimation/ActionMan'' series Asazi is described as a "Terrorist for hire" until she became TheDarkChick for the [[FiveBadBand Council Of D.O.O.M]].
23rd Jun '16 10:12:02 AM contrafanxxx
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** Wild Dog from the main series qualifies as this. [[spoiler: Robert Baxter]] from the fifth game does have something against the [[GovernmentAgencyOfFiction VSSE]], but the only answer he gives is to "reset the whole world".
17th May '16 12:38:22 PM Luigifan
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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 - just ForTheEvulz. 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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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 - -- just ForTheEvulz. 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]].



* ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' engages in some PlayingWithATrope in the Teddy Bomber episode. TB ''has'' a reason that's very important to him for bombing tall buildings, and he keeps trying to explain it, but every last time he tries he's [[TheUnReveal interrupted]].
* ''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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* ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' engages in some PlayingWithATrope in the Teddy Bomber episode. TB ''has'' a reason that's very important to him for bombing tall buildings, and he keeps trying to explain it, but every last time he tries tries, he's [[TheUnReveal interrupted]].
* ''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 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]]."
9th Apr '16 11:27:07 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The Ten Rings terrorist organization in the ''Film/IronMan'' films have no discernible cause beyond conquest and power. [[spoiler:It's eventually revealed that they're an ancient international organization ruled by the mysterious Mandarin, not that his own motivations are particularly clear]]. That said, the Afghan cell that kidnapped Tony Stark in the [[Film/IronMan1 first film]] [[spoiler:was actually hired by Obadiah Stane to kill him as part of an exchange for money and weapons; they decided instead to keep him alive and make him build weapons for them because Stane wasn't paying them enough]].

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* The Ten Rings terrorist organization in the ''Film/IronMan'' films have no discernible cause beyond conquest and power. [[spoiler:It's eventually revealed that they're an ancient international organization ruled by the mysterious Mandarin, not that his own motivations are particularly clear]]. That said, the Afghan cell that kidnapped Tony Stark in the [[Film/IronMan1 first film]] [[spoiler:was actually hired by Obadiah Stane to kill him as part of an exchange for money and weapons; they decided instead to keep him Tony alive and make him build weapons for them because Stane wasn't paying them enough]].
9th Apr '16 11:25:45 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The terrorist organization "Ten Rings" in ''Film/IronMan1'' have no discernible cause beyond conquest and power. [[spoiler:It's eventually revealed that they're an ancient international organization ruled by the mysterious Mandarin, not that his own motivations are particularly clear]]. That said, the Afghan cell that kidnapped Tony Stark [[spoiler:was actually hired by Obadiah Stane to kill him in exchange for money and weapons; they decided instead to keep him alive and make him build weapons for them because Stane wasn't paying them enough]].

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* The Ten Rings terrorist organization "Ten Rings" in ''Film/IronMan1'' the ''Film/IronMan'' films have no discernible cause beyond conquest and power. [[spoiler:It's eventually revealed that they're an ancient international organization ruled by the mysterious Mandarin, not that his own motivations are particularly clear]]. That said, the Afghan cell that kidnapped Tony Stark in the [[Film/IronMan1 first film]] [[spoiler:was actually hired by Obadiah Stane to kill him in as part of an exchange for money and weapons; they decided instead to keep him alive and make him build weapons for them because Stane wasn't paying them enough]].
9th Apr '16 11:23:43 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The (possibly) Afghan terrorist organization "Ten Rings" in ''Film/IronMan1'' (they operate out of Afghanistan but speak a wide variety of languages) have no discernible cause beyond conquest and power. The novelization and script note that the sequel is supposed to reveal that they're [[spoiler:in the employ of [[YellowPeril the Mandarin]], Iron Man's magic ring-wielding arch enemy, not that his TakeOverTheWorld motivations are much more complex]].[[note]] Of course, it is revealed that [[spoiler:they were hired by Obidiah Stane to kidnap and kill Tony Stark, so their motivation for that may have been money]].

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* The (possibly) Afghan terrorist organization "Ten Rings" in ''Film/IronMan1'' (they operate out of Afghanistan but speak a wide variety of languages) have no discernible cause beyond conquest and power. The novelization and script note that the sequel is supposed to reveal [[spoiler:It's eventually revealed that they're [[spoiler:in an ancient international organization ruled by the employ of [[YellowPeril the Mandarin]], Iron Man's magic ring-wielding arch enemy, mysterious Mandarin, not that his TakeOverTheWorld own motivations are much more complex]].[[note]] Of course, it is revealed particularly clear]]. That said, the Afghan cell that [[spoiler:they were kidnapped Tony Stark [[spoiler:was actually hired by Obidiah Obadiah Stane to kidnap and kill Tony Stark, so their motivation him in exchange for that may have been money]].money and weapons; they decided instead to keep him alive and make him build weapons for them because Stane wasn't paying them enough]].
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