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12th May '16 12:44:02 PM Morgenthaler
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The Caligula will be wildly irrational, [[MoodSwinger violently moody]], extremely debauched, will never tolerate being told anything he doesn't want to hear, and probably afflicted with a [[AGodAmI god complex]]. In short he will be a PsychopathicManchild with the power of life or death over everyone whom he can reach. He may be a sexual deviant, or he might take pleasure in the pain and suffering he causes. He may indulge in [[{{Egopolis}} renaming cities or even the entire country after himself]]. Whatever form his madness takes, one thing is certain: to do anything the Caligula finds displeasing is to inevitably be dragged off to a grisly death or [[FateWorseThanDeath worse]]. Of course, [[HairTriggerTemper any number of things might trigger his rage]], and he might even decide on a whim to punish those who have not done anything at all. And while all of this is going on, the land over which the Caligula rules is rapidly going down the drain due to his neglect. Here in particular, he has a decided advantage over most other crackpots when it comes to messing things up: he can start wars. Be it for the perceived personal [[GloryHound glory]] or his [[GeneralRipper obsession with perceived enemies]], the Caligula's country will probably be in a constant state of war.

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The Caligula will be wildly irrational, [[MoodSwinger violently moody]], extremely debauched, will never tolerate being told anything he doesn't want to hear, and probably afflicted with a [[AGodAmI god complex]]. In short he will be a PsychopathicManchild with the power of life or death over everyone whom he can reach. He may be a sexual deviant, or he might take pleasure in the pain and suffering he causes. He may indulge in [[{{Egopolis}} renaming cities or even the entire country after himself]].himself]] or [[LoonyLaws throwing out increasingly ridiculous decrees]] [[FelonyMisdemeanor with brutal punishments in store for anyone who breaks them]]. Whatever form his madness takes, one thing is certain: to do anything the Caligula finds displeasing is to inevitably be dragged off to a grisly death or [[FateWorseThanDeath worse]]. Of course, [[HairTriggerTemper any number of things might trigger his rage]], and he might even decide on a whim to punish those who have not done anything at all. And while all of this is going on, the land over which the Caligula rules is rapidly going down the drain due to his neglect. Here in particular, he has a decided advantage over most other crackpots when it comes to messing things up: he can start wars. Be it for the perceived personal [[GloryHound glory]] or his [[GeneralRipper obsession with perceived enemies]], the Caligula's country will probably be in a constant state of war.
3rd May '16 5:51:03 PM Katsuhagi
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-->'''Pagan:'' Yes, yes, I murdered countless innocents. Yes, I outlawed religion. Yes, I changed the currency so that everyone’s savings were meaningless and yes, I may have gone through a period of bathing in yak’s blood and slamming rails of coke. But I’m reformed now! Look at me! Getting this country back on its feet again. Top shape, Ajay. ''(sound of Pagan snorting a line of coke)'' Top shape.

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-->'''Pagan:'' -->'''Pagan:''' Yes, yes, I murdered countless innocents. Yes, I outlawed religion. Yes, I changed the currency so that everyone’s savings were meaningless and yes, I may have gone through a period of bathing in yak’s blood and slamming rails of coke. But I’m reformed now! Look at me! Getting this country back on its feet again. Top shape, Ajay. ''(sound of Pagan snorting a line of coke)'' Top shape.
3rd May '16 5:33:36 PM Katsuhagi
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* Pagan Min of ''VideoGame/FarCry4'' is a former Triad drug lord who took over the kingdom of Kyrat and declared himself ruler of it, and it rapidly becomes clear that he is ''not'' a good ruler. Among his many atrocities and war crimes he arbitrarily declared candles illegal and their use punishable by death, kidnapped a celebrity chef and then executed the poor guy after Ajay bails on their dinner at the beginning of the game (apparently thinking the Crab Rangoons not being up to par was the reason he ran off, rather than, you know, Pagan kidnapping him as soon as he entered the country and shooting up his bus) and even once you learn that [[spoiler:he got far worse after the murder of his daughter, Lakshmana]] he himself admits that was just an excuse to keep doing what he wanted. It's also implied he actively does cocaine, which would explain a lot.

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* Pagan Min of ''VideoGame/FarCry4'' is a former Triad drug lord who took over the kingdom of Kyrat and declared himself ruler of it, and it rapidly becomes clear that he is ''not'' a good ruler. Among his many atrocities and war crimes he arbitrarily declared candles illegal and their use punishable by death, kidnapped a celebrity chef and then executed the poor guy after Ajay bails on their dinner at the beginning of the game (apparently thinking the Crab Rangoons not being up to par was the reason he ran off, rather than, you know, Pagan kidnapping him as soon as he entered the country and shooting up his bus) and even once you learn that [[spoiler:he got far worse after the murder of his daughter, Lakshmana]] he himself admits that was just an excuse to keep doing what he wanted. It's also implied he actively does cocaine, which would explain wanted.
-->'''Pagan:'' Yes, yes, I murdered countless innocents. Yes, I outlawed religion. Yes, I changed the currency so that everyone’s savings were meaningless and yes, I may have gone through
a lot.period of bathing in yak’s blood and slamming rails of coke. But I’m reformed now! Look at me! Getting this country back on its feet again. Top shape, Ajay. ''(sound of Pagan snorting a line of coke)'' Top shape.
1st May '16 7:55:40 PM zootsutra
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* ''The cast'' of ''VideoGame/BloodStorm'' is nearly composed of megalomaniacs, all of them fighting to become the High Emperor and thus be ''true'' Caligulas. Take your pick: the pyromaniac warlord, the ice-blooded king with a superiority complex, a HiveMind that tortures people for fun, an Amazon hoping to eliminate the entire male gender, the radioactive mutant that intrudes on the contest, the vengeance-obsessed cyborg smuggler, or the spoiled princess[[spoiler:/assassin]]. The only ''good'' character enters the contest to get everyone to stop listening to the paranoid nuts and actually start fixing the planet.

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* ''The cast'' The cast of ''VideoGame/BloodStorm'' is nearly completely composed of megalomaniacs, all of them fighting to become the High Emperor and thus be ''true'' Caligulas. Take your pick: the pyromaniac warlord, the ice-blooded king with a superiority complex, a HiveMind that tortures people for fun, an Amazon hoping to eliminate the entire male gender, the radioactive mutant that intrudes on the contest, the vengeance-obsessed cyborg smuggler, or the spoiled princess[[spoiler:/assassin]]. The only ''good'' character enters the contest to get everyone to stop listening to the paranoid nuts and actually start fixing the planet.
26th Apr '16 5:03:07 PM Katsuhagi
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* In ''{{Fanfic/Hivefled}}'' Her Imperious Condescension manages to be even worse than she is in ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'' canon due to her habit of kidnapping and raping teenagers for fun with [[MonsterClown The Grand Highblood]] and keeping one guy she has a crush on wired into her spaceship so she can continue torturing him and [[ChildByRape had a child with him]] that she later forced into ParentalIncest with him because they "looked so cute together." What's even more disturbing is that she makes the case that her relationship with The Grand Highblood has actually ''reined in'' her Caligula tendencies, meaning she could be ''even worse''.

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* In ''{{Fanfic/Hivefled}}'' Her Imperious Condescension manages to be even worse crazier than she is in ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'' canon due to her habit of kidnapping and raping teenagers for fun with [[MonsterClown The Grand Highblood]] and keeping one guy she has a crush on wired into her spaceship so she can continue torturing him and even [[ChildByRape had a child with him]] that she later forced into ParentalIncest with him because they "looked so cute together." What's even more disturbing is that she makes the case that her relationship with The Grand Highblood has actually ''reined in'' her Caligula tendencies, meaning she could be ''even worse''.
26th Apr '16 4:51:25 PM Katsuhagi
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** Indeed, [[RoyallyScrewedUp the whole Targaryen dynasty]] had this trope going on multiple times along the way, to the point that a saying went that when Targaryens were born the gods flipped a coin: half of them were either good or competent rulers and the other half were Caligulas, with Aerys merely being the one who took it too far. Of Aerys' children, his son Rhaegar and daughter Daenerys were sane[[note]]though in her case that's for now[[/note]], while his other son Viserys was the next Caligula-to-be. The dynastic tradition of BrotherSisterIncest might have had something to do with this, to the point that Daenerys' grandfather (who married a non-Targaryen) intended to end this practice and was quite displeased when his children copied his MarryForLove decision but married ''each other'' and then forced their own children, the aforementioned Aeyrs and Rhaella, into this themselves.

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** Indeed, [[RoyallyScrewedUp the whole Targaryen dynasty]] had this trope going on multiple times along the way, to the point that a saying went that when Targaryens were born the gods flipped a coin: half of them were either good or competent rulers and the other half were Caligulas, with Aerys merely being the one who took it too far. Of Aerys' children, his son Rhaegar and daughter Daenerys were sane[[note]]though in her case that's for now[[/note]], while his other son Viserys was the next Caligula-to-be. The dynastic tradition of BrotherSisterIncest might have had something to do with this, to the point that Daenerys' grandfather great-grandfather (who married a non-Targaryen) intended to end this practice and was quite displeased when his children copied his MarryForLove decision but married ''each other'' and then forced their own children, the aforementioned Aeyrs and Rhaella, into this themselves.
22nd Apr '16 8:36:27 AM nighttrainfm
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---> '''The Doctor''': No-one's said "No" to you in a ''very'' long time, have they?

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---> '''The Doctor''': No-one's It's been a ''long'' time since anyone's said "No" to you in a ''very'' long time, have they?you, isn't it?
8th Apr '16 1:10:08 AM morenohijazo
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* ''VideoGame/MinecraftStoryMode'': Aiden wants to be this in Episode 5, by hurling spawn eggs everywhere and ordering people around. [[spoiler: Jesse puts a rather prompt end to this charade.]]
29th Mar '16 8:37:53 AM SinDustries
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** Spandam is certainly this to the CP9 and everyone at Enies Lobby. Despite being weaker than Coby when Luffy first met him, he somehow got to be the leader of a major Marines stronghold and treats everyone, subordinate and pirate alike, like they were gum on the bottom of his shoe in addition to reveling in his power to make the Buster Call, even after accidentally making it. What really sealed it, though, was telling everyone over the loudspeaker his plan to leave them all to be destroyed by the Buster Call while he hightailed it to a safe distance.

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** Spandam is certainly this to the CP9 [=CP9=] and everyone at Enies Lobby. Despite being weaker than Coby when Luffy first met him, he somehow got to be the leader of a major Marines stronghold and treats everyone, subordinate and pirate alike, like they were gum on the bottom of his shoe in addition to reveling in his power to make the Buster Call, even after accidentally making it. What really sealed it, though, was telling everyone over the loudspeaker his plan to leave them all to be destroyed by the Buster Call while he hightailed it to a safe distance.
29th Mar '16 8:37:31 AM SinDustries
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* For reference, when the Straw Hats went to rescue Hachi's mermaid friend from being sold into slavery, one of the "nobles" decided to shoot random people for no reason other than the thought occurred to him. And everyone -- meaning everyone, including the people who normally wouldn't stand for such insanity -- were shocked beyond words when Luffy blasted the bastard with his Gum Gum Pistol.

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* ** For reference, when the Straw Hats went to rescue Hachi's mermaid friend from being sold into slavery, one of the "nobles" decided to shoot random people for no reason other than the thought occurred to him. And everyone -- meaning everyone, including the people who normally wouldn't stand for such insanity -- were shocked beyond words when Luffy blasted the bastard with his Gum Gum Pistol.



** Were he to achieve his goal of taking over Fishman Island, Hodi Jones would easily be this - his immediate plans would be to slaughter anyone on the island who wants to live in peace with [[FantasticRacism humans]], followed by going to a council of kings with the intended purpose of murdering them all.
** Eneru/Enel from the Skypiea Arc could fit this as well. No regard for others, carelessly strikes down anyone with a dissenting opinion, an AGodAmI complex, goes even more batshit insane when someone he can't instantly beat beats his ass? Yup. He's as bad as any World Noble ever was.

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** Spandam is certainly this to the CP9 and everyone at Enies Lobby. Despite being weaker than Coby when Luffy first met him, he somehow got to be the leader of a major Marines stronghold and treats everyone, subordinate and pirate alike, like they were gum on the bottom of his shoe in addition to reveling in his power to make the Buster Call, even after accidentally making it. What really sealed it, though, was telling everyone over the loudspeaker his plan to leave them all to be destroyed by the Buster Call while he hightailed it to a safe distance.
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Were he to achieve his goal of taking over Fishman Island, Hodi Jones would easily be this - his immediate plans would be to slaughter anyone on the island who wants to live in peace with [[FantasticRacism humans]], followed by going to a council of kings with the intended purpose of murdering them all.
** * Eneru/Enel from the Skypiea Arc could fit this as well. No regard for others, carelessly strikes down anyone with a dissenting opinion, an AGodAmI complex, goes even more batshit insane when someone he can't instantly beat beats his ass? Yup. He's as bad as any World Noble ever was.
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