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15th Oct '17 7:35:08 PM PaulA
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* In, ''Extreme Prejudice'', a story in [[Literature/CoDominium Jerry Pournelle]]'s "High Justice" universe, an assassin is sent to an underwater research community to kill a defector. Over the course of the story, he realizes the defector has built a happy, productive life for himself and his family - and this just makes the assassin hate the defector even more; ''he'' has sacrificed any and all hope for a normal life in order to carry out his missions. It's when he discovers the reason for the defection that he realizes the trope is in effect; the President ordered the defector to kill his Solicitor General just as he began investigating his office for Mafia ties. He defected instead of killing a cop to protect a crooked politician - and warned the cop first.
-->'''Defector''': ''You canít admit you’re wrong. Youíve spilled too much blood for the cause. Admit youíre wrong and youíre a monster. I know. I '''know.'''''\\
'''Assassin''': (In my business you do your job and thatís all. ...you canít question your orders. If the people at the top donít know what theyíre doing, if it isnít worth it, what are you? A god-damned hired killer, a criminal, and Iím not that, Iím a patriot. A soldier.)

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* In, ''Extreme Prejudice'', a story in [[Literature/CoDominium Jerry Pournelle]]'s Creator/JerryPournelle's "High Justice" universe, an assassin is sent to an underwater research community to kill a defector. Over the course of the story, he realizes the defector has built a happy, productive life for himself and his family - -- and this just makes the assassin hate the defector even more; ''he'' has sacrificed any and all hope for a normal life in order to carry out his missions. It's when he discovers the reason for the defection that he realizes the trope is in effect; the President ordered the defector to kill his Solicitor General just as he began investigating his office for Mafia ties. He defected instead of killing a cop to protect a crooked politician - -- and warned the cop first.
-->'''Defector''': -->'''Defector:''' ''You canít admit you’re you're wrong. Youíve spilled too much blood for the cause. Admit youíre you're wrong and youíre you're a monster. I know. I '''know.'''''\\
'''Assassin''': '''Assassin:''' (In my business you do your job and thatís that's all. ...you canít can't question your orders. If the people at the top donít don't know what theyíre they're doing, if it isnít isn't worth it, what are you? A god-damned hired killer, a criminal, and Iím I'm not that, Iím I'm a patriot. A soldier.)
17th Aug '17 3:57:59 PM Daylight
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* The second season of ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender'', reveal this to be the backstory of Zarkon and Witch Haggar. [[spoiler: Zarkon was a King who was desperately fighting to preserve his dying planet. Witch Haggar was a Altean scientist passionate about her work. The two of them meet and fall in love. Sometime later they discover a rare comet made from a very powerful ore. Zarkon believing the ore is the answer to his planet's problems, and Haggar being fascinated by its unlimited power to the point of obsession, eventually drove both of them into a downward spiral until both of them CameBackWrong.]]
14th Aug '17 8:47:02 PM Fireblood
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Anakin Skywalker himself from the prequel trilogy joins the Dark Side in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' in order to [[LoveMakesYouEvil save his wife from dying]]. Then he starts killing [[CallARabbitASmeerp younglings]] and things go downhill from there. When he force-chokes Padmé Amidala, the wife in question, it solidifies him into this trope.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Anakin Skywalker himself from the prequel trilogy joins the Dark Side in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' in order to [[LoveMakesYouEvil save his wife from dying]]. Then he starts killing [[CallARabbitASmeerp [[WouldHurtAChild younglings]] and things go downhill from there. When he force-chokes Padmé Amidala, the wife in question, it solidifies him into this trope.
17th Jul '17 3:50:07 PM Prometheus117
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-->'''Defector''': ''You canít admit youíre wrong. Youíve spilled too much blood for the cause. Admit youíre wrong and youíre a monster. I know. I '''know.'''''\\

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-->'''Defector''': ''You canít admit youíre you’re wrong. Youíve spilled too much blood for the cause. Admit youíre wrong and youíre a monster. I know. I '''know.'''''\\


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* More recent ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' storylines have this happening to [[TinTyrant Megatron]]. He usually gets his start as an idealistic miner-turned-gladiator chaffing under the FantasticCasteSystem that's been crippling Cybertron, starting protests against the corrupt Autobot leadership and forming a friendship with Orion Pax, an Autobot who believes that his cause is just. Unfortunately, his own growing discontent with the system, his bloodlust, and his desire for power and the right to lead Cybertron into a new GoldenAge eventually [[YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters makes him more radical]] and turns him into [[FaceHeelTurn someone just as bad as the ones he was fighting against]] as he goes to war with Orion, now his mortal enemy [[BigGood Optimus Prime]]. By the time of the present day and their conflict gets to Earth, Cybertron is a war-torn wreck and Megatron is [[BecameTheirOwnAntithesis a warmonger who will settle for nothing else than total domination of the universe, freedom the farthest thing from his mind]].
16th Jul '17 7:24:40 AM Carliro
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* ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil''
** Toffee eventually shapes himself as the BigBad of the series. WordOfGod [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bme4NT7FleE compares him]] to Magneto, as someone who is trying to do good in "the wrong way". This might explain his initial [[spoiler:revolt]], but by present time he seems to be just a ManipulativeBastard with no end goal in mind.
2nd Jul '17 11:02:26 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* ''Manga/DeathNote'': While Light Yagami starts out killing criminals with the idea of it bringing about justice, he starts to slip once the authorities get on his case, as he begins to kill innocent people for merely getting in his way. It gets worse after the TimeSkip, where he has fully bought into the idea of being the God of his own new world, and he toys with the idea of also beginning to target people just for being lazy.

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* ''Manga/DeathNote'': While Light Yagami starts out killing criminals with the idea of it bringing about justice, he starts to slip once the authorities get on his case, as he begins to kill innocent people for merely getting in his way. It gets worse after the TimeSkip, where he has fully bought into the idea of [[AGodAmI being the God of his own new world, world]], and he toys with is beginning to seriously entertain the idea of also beginning expanding his definition of "undesirables" to target people just for who are committing the "crime" of being lazy.unproductive to society.
21st Jun '17 9:03:41 AM Nintendoman01
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* ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'': Originally, Zamasu just wanted the gods to be more involved with mortal affairs so they would stop misusing the knowledge giving to them by the gods. At worst, he wanted the gods to stop protecting mortals since [[HumansAreBastards they're not worth it]]. After he meets and fights Goku, however, he goes off the deep end and decides that mortals are foolish ''and'' dangerous and need to be destroyed for the peace of the universe. [[spoiler:To that end, he kills his own master, takes his Time Ring, uses the Super Dragon Balls to take Goku's body, and murders him and his family [[EvilIsPetty out of spite]]. By the time Zamasu (now Goku Black) reaches Earth, he's wiped out all the gods in the future timeline, is clearly insane, and sees himself as the one true god of TheMultiverse along with Future Zamasu.]] Whatever nobility he may have had in his goals are long gone.

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* ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'': Originally, Zamasu just wanted the gods to be more involved with mortal affairs so they would stop misusing the knowledge giving to them by the gods. At worst, he wanted the gods to stop protecting mortals since [[HumansAreBastards they're not worth it]]. After he meets and fights Goku, however, he goes off the deep end and decides that mortals are foolish ''and'' dangerous and need to be destroyed for the peace of the universe. [[spoiler:To that end, he kills his own master, takes his Time Ring, uses the Super Dragon Balls to take Goku's body, and murders him and his family [[EvilIsPetty out of spite]]. By the time Zamasu (now Goku Black) reaches Earth, he's wiped out all the gods in the future timeline, is clearly insane, and sees himself as the one true god of TheMultiverse along with Future Zamasu.]] Whatever nobility he may have had in his goals are is long gone.



* Riku goes through this in the first ''VideoGame/{{Kingdom Hearts|I}}'' game. He starts out using the darkness because he wants to retrieve Kairi's heart. This eventually takes second place to his jealousy of Sora -- after taking the Keyblade, losing the Keyblade and getting his ass kicked, he's willing to open himself completely to the darkness if it means he can be stronger than Sora. [[GrandTheftMe Big mistake.]]
* Completely averted with Terra in the prequel. Through most of the game he's ''very'' careful with his use of darkness, and never loses sight of his morals or priorities. Unfortunately, he ends up even worse off than Riku.

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* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'':
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Riku goes through this in the [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsI first ''VideoGame/{{Kingdom Hearts|I}}'' game.game]]. He starts out using the darkness because he wants to retrieve Kairi's heart. This eventually takes second place to his jealousy of Sora -- after taking the Keyblade, losing the Keyblade and getting his ass kicked, he's willing to open himself completely to the darkness if it means he can be stronger than Sora. [[GrandTheftMe Big mistake.]]
* ** Completely averted with Terra in [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep the prequel.prequel]]. Through most of the game he's ''very'' careful with his use of darkness, and never loses sight of his morals or priorities. Unfortunately, he ends up even worse off than Riku.Riku.
** [[BigBad Master Xehanort]] started out as a WellIntentionedExtremist, believing that the universe is too full of light and that a perfect balance between light and darkness is needed; his plan to trigger a second Keyblade War was so he could acquire the power of Kingdom Hears and remake it in his image of balance. Of course, he's long since become DrunkOnTheDarkSide, and now just wants to cause an apocalypse ForScience.
9th Jun '17 9:54:00 AM VulgarBee
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* In ''ComicBook/OldManLogan'' Magneto the holocaust victim works with Red Skull the Nazi to bring down the heroes of the Marvel universe alongside other supervillains.

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* In ''ComicBook/OldManLogan'' ''ComicBook/OldManLogan'', Magneto the (the holocaust victim victim) works with Red Skull the Nazi (the Nazi) to bring down the heroes of the Marvel universe alongside other supervillains.super-villains.
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