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18th Jan '18 11:03:20 AM Aipom-pom
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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' has a G-rated version in [[TheRival Silver]], from ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver''. He sees anything he considers "weak" as worthless, and is exceptionally abusive and ruthless towards Pokèmon and humans alike. Especially when it comes to his own Pokèmon. [[KidsAreCruel Oh, and he's only around 11 or 12 years old]]. It's thought that he inspired Paul, mentioned in the anime folder above, in the [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} anime]] several years later. [[spoiler:It's revealed in the remakes that there's a reason for this. He was abandoned by his father, [[BigBad Giovanni]], after the defeat of Team Rocket at the hands of [[TheHero Red]], when he was only around 8 or 9 years old. Seeing his father as weak and a coward, he vowed to become stronger at any cost.]] He gets better, however.

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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' has a G-rated version in [[TheRival Silver]], the rival from ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver''. He sees anything he considers "weak" as worthless, and is exceptionally abusive and ruthless towards Pokèmon and humans alike. Especially when it comes to his own Pokèmon. [[KidsAreCruel Oh, and he's only around 11 or 12 years old]]. It's thought that he inspired Paul, mentioned in the anime folder above, in the [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} anime]] several years later. [[spoiler:It's revealed in the remakes that there's a reason for this. He was abandoned by his father, [[BigBad Giovanni]], after the defeat of Team Rocket at the hands of [[TheHero Red]], when he was only around 8 or 9 years old. Seeing his father as weak and a coward, he vowed to become stronger at any cost.]] He gets better, however.
16th Jan '18 4:21:18 AM Cryoclaste
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16th Jan '18 4:21:17 AM Cryoclaste
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* The Mantid in ''WorldOfWarcraft'' are born from massive clutches laid by the Empress. The resulting Swarm then attacks the lands to the east, and are inevitably driven back by the Pandarens. Those who return alive are fully accepted into the Mantid Empire as adults. To the Mantid, the Pandarens' main reason for existing is to kill the weak swarm-born.

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* The Mantid in ''WorldOfWarcraft'' ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' are born from massive clutches laid by the Empress. The resulting Swarm then attacks the lands to the east, and are inevitably driven back by the Pandarens. Those who return alive are fully accepted into the Mantid Empire as adults. To the Mantid, the Pandarens' main reason for existing is to kill the weak swarm-born.
13th Jan '18 3:29:42 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* While [[KnightTemplar Governor Kraft]] in ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'' never invokes Darwin, his philosophy has strong elements of this. Welfare is cut off in the Confederation, and those who don't work shouldn't expect to eat; (voluntary) euthanasia for the unfit is encouraged; and WarIsGlorious because it sifts the wheat from the chaff and destroys illusions and false ideologies, leaving only truth and righteousness standing. To be fair, he defends these beliefs in a post-apocalyptic society, where there simply aren't the resources to care for everyone. Also, there's a neo-Nazi faction in the same setting who emphasize this even more, and he thinks ''they'' go too far with it.
8th Jan '18 7:09:04 AM nmn3r3
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** Sutekh the Destroyer takes this trope to an extreme. He wants to wipe out all life so nothing can evolve that can threaten him, despite being a PhysicalGod who is capable of destroying planets and who not even the Time Lords can stop.


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** Sutekh the Destroyer takes this trope to an extreme. He wants to wipe out all life so nothing can evolve that can threaten him, despite being a PhysicalGod who is capable of destroying planets and who not even the Time Lords can stop.
4th Jan '18 12:37:05 PM Discar
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* ''Literature/{{Domina}}'': One of the [[FictionalPoliticalParty Fictional Political Parties]], the Kongeegen (usually just called "the Kongs"), are this. While they don't get much attention, they're part of the reason that there are so many gangs running around killing each other all the time, as they prefer it that way.
26th Dec '17 10:58:10 AM MeaJae97
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* In ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'', Sid , a (mostly) incompetent sloth subverts it and outwits an (albeit also fairly incompetent) saber tooth cat. While repeatedly jumping on his victim Sid shouts: "[[PunctuatedPounding Survival! Of The! Fittest!]]" and finishes with: "I don't think so..."

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* In ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'', Sid , Sid, a (mostly) incompetent sloth subverts it and outwits an (albeit also fairly incompetent) saber tooth cat. While repeatedly jumping on his victim Sid shouts: "[[PunctuatedPounding Survival! Of The! Fittest!]]" and finishes with: "I don't think so..."
18th Dec '17 7:19:37 AM SeptimusHeap
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* There are several such characters in the ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' works:

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* There are several such characters in the ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' ''Comicbook/XMen'' works:
8th Dec '17 11:25:36 AM Nazetrime
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* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'': Sigrun seems to think the [[Myth/NorseMythology Norse gods]] are like this:
** While she protects the weaker members of the crew without a second thought when they are in danger, she has also uttered the phrase "the gods hate weaklings".
** When a combination of fever and low morale causes her to be unable to keep up with the two FarmBoy members of the crew, she treats it as grounds for IWillOnlySlowYouDown and believing the gods are punishing her for her recent failures by having her die of illness in a ForbiddenZone.
5th Dec '17 11:44:42 AM BeerBaron
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** The [[OurElvesAreBetter Altmer (High Elves)]] have this as an active belief, particularly when under more extremist leadership like [[ANaziByAnyOtherName the Thalmor]]. They believe that they descend from the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Aedra]], and that the diversity of all other races of Mer is the result of "degeneration". They actively try to breed themselves back into their ideal, including killing undesirable progeny. And don't even ''try'' [[FantasticRacism to bring up]] [[FeelingOppressedByTheirExistence the races of Men]] around them...

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** The [[OurElvesAreBetter Altmer (High Elves)]] have this as an active belief, particularly when under more extremist leadership like [[ANaziByAnyOtherName the Thalmor]]. They believe that they descend from the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Aedra]], and that the diversity of all other races of Mer is the result of "degeneration". They actively try to breed themselves back into their ideal, including [[OffingTheOffspring killing undesirable progeny. progeny]]. (They believe in {{reincarnation}}, and killing them frees their spirits to potentially be reincarnated in better forms, but still...) And don't even ''try'' [[FantasticRacism to bring up]] [[FeelingOppressedByTheirExistence the races of Men]] around them...
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