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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."
15th May '17 7:24:34 PM nombretomado
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* Many ideologically-motivated guerrilla or terrorist organisations devolve into this over time; the Peruvian Shining Path, for example, were originally a Marxist insurgency, but after a factional breakdown in the early 90s devolved into a string of loosely connected gangs with a thin ideological veneer. Other examples include some of the surviving [[TheTroubles Northern Irish paramilitary organisations]], the pre-Taliban Mujahideen in Afghanistan and some nationalist militias in the Warlord Era of the Republic of China. It even gets to the point where [[EvenEvilHasStandards their nominal allies move to take them out]], cutting through the usual red tape; in Northern Ireland, for example, the Provisional IRA purged several factions of the Irish People's Liberation Organisation (an Irish National Liberation Army splinter group) because it had begun to engage in organised crime (although this was probably due to competition more than anything, since the IRA engaged in drug trafficking and extortion itself).

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* Many ideologically-motivated guerrilla or terrorist organisations devolve into this over time; the Peruvian Shining Path, for example, were originally a Marxist insurgency, but after a factional breakdown in the early 90s devolved into a string of loosely connected gangs with a thin ideological veneer. Other examples include some of the surviving [[TheTroubles [[UsefulNotes/TheTroubles Northern Irish paramilitary organisations]], the pre-Taliban Mujahideen in Afghanistan and some nationalist militias in the Warlord Era of the Republic of China. It even gets to the point where [[EvenEvilHasStandards their nominal allies move to take them out]], cutting through the usual red tape; in Northern Ireland, for example, the Provisional IRA purged several factions of the Irish People's Liberation Organisation (an Irish National Liberation Army splinter group) because it had begun to engage in organised crime (although this was probably due to competition more than anything, since the IRA engaged in drug trafficking and extortion itself).
1st May '17 10:41:04 PM brtd
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* In the new Travolta film ''Film/FromParisWithLove'', the terrorist [[spoiler:the protagonist's fiance]] never gives a reason for the plot to [[spoiler:suicide bomb an African aid summit]] other than [[spoiler:saying she was looking for a purpose and a man she met six years ago explained things to her]]. Arguably parodied because the Travolta character explains a bit during the early part of the film, but Meyers' character (and, since we're viewing the scene through his eyes, the audience) is too [[spoiler:high on cocaine]] to understand it.

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* In the new Travolta JohnTravolta film ''Film/FromParisWithLove'', the terrorist [[spoiler:the protagonist's fiance]] never gives a reason for the plot to [[spoiler:suicide bomb an African aid summit]] other than [[spoiler:saying she was looking for a purpose and a man she met six years ago explained things to her]]. Arguably parodied because the Travolta character explains a bit during the early part of the film, but Meyers' character (and, since we're viewing the scene through his eyes, the audience) is too [[spoiler:high on cocaine]] to understand it.
22nd Apr '17 8:49:52 PM nombretomado
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* The motives of the terrorist group in ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' are, as of yet, unclear. It's not entirely certain if they even ''have'' a motive beyond trying to cripple the US with fear through targetting its children. For some reason, "ratings" are important to them; that's about all we get. Originally, they were from a country at war with the United States, and one of Danya's demands in v1 is that the American military completely demobilize, but given various [[{{Retcon}} retcons]] to the setting, it isn't clear how much is still canon; at the least, them being at war with the US isn't.

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* The motives of the terrorist group in ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'' are, as of yet, unclear. It's not entirely certain if they even ''have'' a motive beyond trying to cripple the US with fear through targetting its children. For some reason, "ratings" are important to them; that's about all we get. Originally, they were from a country at war with the United States, and one of Danya's demands in v1 is that the American military completely demobilize, but given various [[{{Retcon}} retcons]] to the setting, it isn't clear how much is still canon; at the least, them being at war with the US isn't.
20th Apr '17 10:37:48 AM CosmicFerret
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* An episode of ''LawAndOrder'' had a young white man who'd murdered two college professors claim to be a follower of radical Islam who'd killed his victims for their disrespect towards Islam. Turns out he was just a JerkAss who'd latched onto that particular form of Islam to get revenge on a girl who humiliated him in front of the victim during a dinner party he was invited to. [[RealityIsUnrealistic This is a sadly accurate depiction of many Islamist terrorists and how they got that way.]]

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* An episode of ''LawAndOrder'' ''Series/LawAndOrder'' had a young white man who'd murdered two college professors claim to be a follower of radical Islam who'd killed his victims for their disrespect towards Islam. Turns out he was just a JerkAss who'd latched onto that particular form of Islam to get revenge on a girl who humiliated him in front of the victim during a dinner party he was invited to. [[RealityIsUnrealistic This is a sadly accurate depiction of many Islamist terrorists and how they got that way.]]
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