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26th Jul '17 3:48:44 PM VVK
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** Naturally appears aplenty in ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', with its Jedi themes. The Sith in general appear to like to be as evil as possible, and their view on how it's ''rational'' to do things may even be corrupted by the Dark Side. There are a couple of occasions where you are questioned about the right course of action to take from a Sith perspective, and the right option always seems to be the most evil one available. For example, they rationalise why you need to do the YouHaveFailedMe trope, and make sure to ShootTheDog even if it's not strictly necessary.
** In the alternate ending of ''VideoGame/TheForceUnleashed'', you can choose to [[spoiler:kill Darth Vader and take his place as the Emperor's right-hand man. However, you then decide to kill the Emperor to elevate yourself further, but he sees it coming and mangles you to the point that you had to be put into a suit like Vader was, and are forced to serve as his apprentice indefinitely .]]

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** Naturally appears aplenty in ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', with its Jedi themes. The Sith in general appear to like to be as evil as possible, and their view on how it's ''rational'' to do things may even be corrupted by the Dark Side. There are a couple of occasions where you are questioned about the right course of action to take from a Sith perspective, and the right option always seems to be the most evil one available. For example, they rationalise why you need to do the YouHaveFailedMe trope, and make sure to ShootTheDog even if it's not strictly necessary.
necessary. There's also the story of Darth Revan, where it's not entirely clear whether the fallen Jedi with fearsome intellect and immensely strong personality was a puppet of the Dark Side or made it his puppet; it has been suggested that his plan of becoming the galaxy's bad guy in order to toughen up the Republic for the inevitable invasion of the True Sith was really a rational move, but then again, that's exactly what he would think if he was corrupted by the Dark Side in the way described above.
** In the alternate ending of ''VideoGame/TheForceUnleashed'', you can choose to [[spoiler:kill Darth Vader and take his place as the Emperor's right-hand man. However, you then decide to kill the Emperor to elevate yourself further, but he sees it coming and mangles you to the point that you had to be put into a suit like Vader was, and are forced to serve as his apprentice indefinitely .indefinitely.]]
26th Jul '17 3:39:11 PM VVK
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** For instance, in the game ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', you are eventually confronted by a fallen Jedi, [[spoiler: Bastila]], who attempts to lure you to the Dark Side and applauds atrocious actions.

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** For instance, Naturally appears aplenty in the game ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', you are eventually confronted with its Jedi themes. The Sith in general appear to like to be as evil as possible, and their view on how it's ''rational'' to do things may even be corrupted by a fallen Jedi, [[spoiler: Bastila]], who attempts to lure you to the Dark Side Side. There are a couple of occasions where you are questioned about the right course of action to take from a Sith perspective, and applauds atrocious actions.the right option always seems to be the most evil one available. For example, they rationalise why you need to do the YouHaveFailedMe trope, and make sure to ShootTheDog even if it's not strictly necessary.
13th Jun '17 3:21:54 AM Hjortron18
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* The Dark Dimension in ''Film/DoctorStrange'', ruled by Dormammu. Dormammu is very much TheCorrupter, offering eternal life to his followers who drink on this dimension's power (what they often forget is that it's an eternal life of ''suffering''). [[spoiler:The Ancient One managed to use said dimension's power to stay young and live hundreds of years without succumbing to Dormammu's will, while Kaecilius and his followers became servants of Dormammu, as shown by the cracked skin around their eyes.]]

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* The Dark Dimension in ''Film/DoctorStrange'', ''Film/DoctorStrange2016'', ruled by Dormammu. Dormammu is very much TheCorrupter, offering eternal life to his followers who drink on this dimension's power (what they often forget is that it's an eternal life of ''suffering''). [[spoiler:The Ancient One managed to use said dimension's power to stay young and live hundreds of years without succumbing to Dormammu's will, while Kaecilius and his followers became servants of Dormammu, as shown by the cracked skin around their eyes.]]
21st Jan '17 9:12:54 AM MarqFJA
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*** You can break the addiction though through sheer willpower, and end up becoming a GeniusBruiser you become more connected to your humanity by telling the Beast where to stick it, and get bonuses to mental stats (Called the Red Denial) the downside? It feels about has pleasant as hearing nails on a chalkboard, and chewing tinfoil at the same time. Denying the beast feels AWFUL.

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*** You can break the addiction though through sheer willpower, and end up becoming a GeniusBruiser GeniusBruiser; you become more connected to your humanity by telling the Beast where to stick it, and get bonuses to mental stats (Called (called the Red Denial) the Denial). The downside? It feels about has as pleasant as hearing nails on a chalkboard, and chewing tinfoil at the same time. Denying the beast feels AWFUL.'''awful'''.
7th Jan '17 4:42:52 PM nombretomado
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%%* The Dark Court from ''WickedLovely''.

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%%* The Dark Court from ''WickedLovely''.''Literature/WickedLovely''.
2nd Jan '17 5:26:41 AM Tron80
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* In ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' story ''ComicBook/SupergirlCosmicAdventuresInTheEightGrade'', Supergirl's school's Principal [[spoiler:-who is Mr. Mxyzptlk in disguise-]] encourages Belinda -who is pretty much an evil or at the very least jerkass counterpart of Supergirl- to succumb to her petty, mad and mean-spirited side.
-->'''Principal Pickelmeyer:''' Why should you change for an ungrateful world? Why should you pretend to be something you are not? Embrace your true self. Embrace your anger and spite and jealousy! Focus your emotions, and you can make the world change for you.
26th Dec '16 10:51:46 PM Xtifr
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* In ''CaptainPowerAndTheSoldiersOfTheFuture'', Lyman Taggart wanted to use the supercomputer Overmind to end the ongoing war being proliferated by the Biomechs, but was seduced by the seeming perfection of machines, inevitably becoming the infamous Lord Dread and the very thing he was fighting against. His occasional doubts are dissuaded by Overmind, who brainwashes him with the propaganda of their cause.

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* In ''CaptainPowerAndTheSoldiersOfTheFuture'', ''Series/CaptainPowerAndTheSoldiersOfTheFuture'', Lyman Taggart wanted to use the supercomputer Overmind to end the ongoing war being proliferated by the Biomechs, but was seduced by the seeming perfection of machines, inevitably becoming the infamous Lord Dread and the very thing he was fighting against. His occasional doubts are dissuaded by Overmind, who brainwashes him with the propaganda of their cause.
23rd Dec '16 2:33:51 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* Violation of the Seven Laws of Magic in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' causes this, especially things that harm other people like mind control, [[EldritchAbomination Outsider]] summoning and murder-by-magic. It not only corrupts your soul but eventually drives you insane with power-hunger, assuming that the Wardens don't kill you first. (At first you think that's the Wardens being draconian and cruel, but it turns out the laws and their [[OffWithHisHead one punishment]] exist because once you do certain things, you ''will'' get worse and worse and it won't matter what your intention was when you started. They don't ''like'' the fact that the best way to keep the body count down is to get out the ax when the violator is still a poor kid who broke a Law once without knowing about laws or councils or wardens, but in the book that deals with just such a situation, it turns out that is indeed the reason. The Council basically answers "yes" to "knowing what was coming, would you kill Hitler while he was still a baby?".)
** The Denarians are another good example of this. They're humans possessed by fallen angels (in the Christian sense), who got that way because they gave in to said fallen angel's temptations. If the host is evil and strong-wiled enough, [[SymbioticPossession they get neat shapeshifting powers and immortality, along with the Fallen as a partner]]. If not, then [[AndIMustScream they're trapped in their own minds as the Fallen takes over]].

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* Violation of the Seven Laws of Dark Magic in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' causes this, especially works like this. See, magic follows your intent and beliefs. So in order to break the Seven Laws of Magic, you have to truly believe that the things that harm other people like mind control, [[EldritchAbomination Outsider]] summoning forbidden by the laws (MindControl, murder by magic, EldritchAbomination summoning, and murder-by-magic. It not only corrupts your soul but so forth) are the ''right'' thing to do. Because of this, all Warlocks, no matter how good their original intentions, will eventually drives you insane with power-hunger, assuming that end up JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope. The Council's reaction is classic ShootTheDog- the penalty for breaking the laws is death the instant the Wardens don't kill you first. (At first you think that's the Wardens being draconian and cruel, but it turns out the laws and their [[OffWithHisHead one punishment]] exist because once you do certain things, you ''will'' get worse and worse and it won't matter what your intention was when you started. They don't ''like'' the fact catch you, unless another wizard vouches for you. In that case, you're on a one-strike-you're-out probation, where any screw-up will mean the best way to keep deaths of both you and the body count down is to get out wizard who vouched for you. Basically, the ax when the violator council is still a poor kid who broke a Law once without knowing about laws or councils or wardens, but in the book that deals with just such a situation, it turns out that is indeed the reason. The Council basically answers answering "yes" to "knowing the question 'knowing what was coming, to come, would you kill Hitler while he was still as a baby?".)
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** The Denarians are another good example of this. They're humans possessed by fallen angels (in the Christian sense), who got that way because they gave in to said fallen angel's temptations. If the host is evil and strong-wiled strong-willed enough, [[SymbioticPossession they get neat shapeshifting powers and immortality, along with the Fallen as a partner]]. If not, then [[AndIMustScream they're trapped in their own minds as the Fallen takes over]].
16th Dec '16 1:09:43 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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** More personally, Harry is constantly tempted to use Fallen power by Lasciel, who wants him to pick up her coin and become a Denarian. At one point he even quotes Gandalf at her to emphasize why he refuses.
** The Denarians are perfect living examples of falling to The Dark Side. They're evil through and through because of their greed for power, and they live symbiotically with demons from hell (in the literal Christian sense).

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** More personally, Harry The Denarians are another good example of this. They're humans possessed by fallen angels (in the Christian sense), who got that way because they gave in to said fallen angel's temptations. If the host is constantly tempted to use evil and strong-wiled enough, [[SymbioticPossession they get neat shapeshifting powers and immortality, along with the Fallen power by Lasciel, who wants as a partner]]. If not, then [[AndIMustScream they're trapped in their own minds as the Fallen takes over]].
*** Harry experiences this personally when he gets the shadow of the fallen angel Lasciel in his head. She offers
him to pick up her coin help remembering things, blocking out pain, and become translating other languages, which saves his rear multiple times. She also has solutions to any problem he faces- all of which, by strange coincidence, involve Harry becoming a full Denarian. At one point he Harry is well aware of this and even quotes Gandalf at her to emphasize why when he refuses.
** The Denarians are perfect living examples of falling to The Dark Side. They're evil through and through because of their greed for power, and they live symbiotically with demons from hell (in the literal Christian sense).
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7th Dec '16 10:21:39 PM Deathhacker
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** Dark Eldar started out as the most hedonistic members of their species, culminating in an orgy so huge it ''squicked a Chaos God into existence''. Because of their inability to contain such urges, they cannot use the same disciplined mindset to keep their souls from said Chaos God (as due to how he was born he instantly takes the soul of any Eldar upon death unless it was protected) nor do they have a god to protect them like the Harlequins. The end result is that each Dark Eldar have to go into further depravity to fuel their agelessness, essentially tossing the suffering of others in place of their own souls. Unlike other examples, some Dark Eldar can actually get the discipline to leave this lifestyle and become either Exodites, join a Craft World, or get accepted into the Harlequins. Conversely, Craftworlders and Exodites (especially those on the Path of the Outcast) are not immune from the temptation, and can lose themselves in the Dark Eldar ways as well.
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