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9th Oct '17 2:07:58 AM Fireblood
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* In the Creator/DavidBrin book ''Literature/ThePostman'' the Holnists believed in right of the strong to rule over, enslave, and rape the weak (TheMovie turns them into simple racists misguidedly following a self-help book).

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* In the Creator/DavidBrin book ''Literature/ThePostman'' the Holnists believed in the right of the strong to rule over, enslave, and rape the weak (TheMovie turns them into simple racists misguidedly following a self-help book).
6th Oct '17 4:24:36 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* ''KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' demonstrates how Sith work like this when you enter the academy on Korriban. One does wonder how their system of backstabbery and "every man for himself" philosophy manages to outnumber and overwhelm the Jedi, who co-operate towards a common cause and don't kill half of ''their own people''. It ''is'' mentioned that the Sith will always fail sooner or later because of this, but it's never actually shown in the game. The sequel revisits the academy and shows what happens when you have a bunch of DrunkOnTheDarkSide villains without any strong leadership to guide them: a ''very'' empty academy.

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* ''KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' demonstrates how Sith work like this when you enter the academy on Korriban. One does wonder how their system of backstabbery and "every man for himself" philosophy manages to outnumber and overwhelm the Jedi, who co-operate towards a common cause and don't kill half of ''their own people''. It ''is'' mentioned that the Sith will always fail sooner or later because of this, but it's never actually shown in the game. The sequel revisits the academy and shows what happens when you have a bunch of DrunkOnTheDarkSide villains without any strong leadership to guide them: a ''very'' empty academy. You can actually directly cause this in the first game by playing the leaders against each other instead of taking a side (which is considered a light side action believe it or not); once they're both dead the academy collapses into anarchy and the few who don't kill each other off die fighting the party.
30th Sep '17 10:39:48 PM FactoidCow
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* The Hive, one of the enemy factions in ''VideoGame/{{Destiny}}'', take this trope up to OmnicidalManiac levels. The central tenet of their ReligionOfEvil is something called "the sword logic". In a nutshell, existence is the ultimate good, and beings prove their right to exist by warring against each other, with the strong destroying the weak. Not only does this purge weakness from the universe, hastening it towards its "final shape", but thanks to the Hive's dark magic, the victors actually gain strength to the point of becoming {{Reality Warper}}s.

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* The Hive, one of the enemy factions in ''VideoGame/{{Destiny}}'', take this trope up to OmnicidalManiac levels. The central tenet of their ReligionOfEvil is something called "the sword logic". In a nutshell, existence is the ultimate good, and beings prove their right to exist by warring against each other, with the strong destroying the weak. Not only does this purge weakness from the universe, hastening it towards its "final shape", but thanks to the Hive's dark magic, the victors universe actually gain strength to the point ''acknowledges'' their proofs of becoming strength, turning them into {{Reality Warper}}s.
30th Sep '17 10:32:00 PM FactoidCow
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--> You are no longer bound by causal closure. Your will defeats law. Kill a hundred of your children with a long blade, [[spoiler:Auryx]], and observe the change in the blade. Observe how the universe shrinks from you in terror.\\
Your existence begins to define itself.

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--> You are no longer bound Only by causal closure. Your will defeats law. Kill a hundred of your children with a long blade, [[spoiler:Auryx]], eradicating from ourselves all clemency for the weak can we emulate and observe the change in the blade. Observe how the become that which endures forever. This is inevitable. The universe shrinks from you in terror.\\
Your existence begins to define itself.
offers only one choice and it is between ruthlessness and extinction.
30th Sep '17 10:26:21 PM FactoidCow
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* The Hive, one of the enemy factions in ''VideoGame/{{Destiny}}'', take this trope up to OmnicidalManiac levels. The central tenet of their ReligionOfEvil is something called "the sword logic". In a nutshell, existence is the ultimate good, and beings prove their right to exist by warring against each other, with the strong destroying the weak. Not only does this purge weakness from the universe, hastening it towards its "final shape", but thanks to the Hive's dark magic, the victors actually gain strength to the point of becoming {{Reality Warper}}s.
--> You are no longer bound by causal closure. Your will defeats law. Kill a hundred of your children with a long blade, [[spoiler:Auryx]], and observe the change in the blade. Observe how the universe shrinks from you in terror.\\
Your existence begins to define itself.
24th Sep '17 7:08:14 PM Njein
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* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'': [[spoiler:In ''Literature/AFrozenHeart'', Prince Hans's father simply and coldly regards his youngest son with utter disgust and contempt, comparing him to a "weakling" and an idiotic coward who couldn't stand up to the abuse he and his older sons throw at Hans. To him, any of his sons displaying a softer side is a sign of weakness, so it must by countered by forcing them to be "toughened up in the Westergaard mold", that is, to be [[TykeBomb indoctrinated from a young age that the strong have a right to pick on the weak]]. And from his POV, Hans being against his family's violent methods of controlling the kingdom has made him the BlackSheep of the Westergaard clan. To counter his youngest son's weak nature, he encourages his older sons to bully and torment Hans at his expense, which to him is a "sign of strength", and believes it's all "good politics" so Hans could be forced to use his family's methods of controlling the subjects, [[EvenEvilHasStandards despite what Hans has to say or object]]. By the end of ''A Frozen Heart'', [[TheCorrupter his dad's]] [[GreaterScopeVillain influence]] has slowly corrupted Hans into becoming an unfeeling and ruthless man, driving him to dehumanize everyone (including Elsa, Anna and the Duke of Weselton) in his quest for power.]]
** This is also [[spoiler:[[BigBad Hans']]]] mindset in the movie, [[spoiler:as from his [[EvilCannotComprehendGood twisted viewpoint]], he sees [[ManipulativeBastard people as objects]], [[CrapsackWorld thinks that it's a dog-eat-dog world out there]] with only the fittest surviving, and [[LoveIsAWeakness views love as an exploitable weakness that's relegated to the weak-willed (namely Elsa and Anna)]], thus showing how his POV had become warped over the years, [[EvilCannotComprehendGood rendering him unable to understand or even experience love]] thanks to an [[TykeBomb extremely harsh upbringing]]. As a result, Anna chews Hans out on this with a sucker-punch when [[MachiavelliWasWrong she tells him that he's the only person with a]] [[TheSociopath "frozen heart"]].]]

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* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'': [[spoiler:In ''Literature/AFrozenHeart'', Prince Hans's father simply and coldly regards saw his youngest son with utter disgust and contempt, comparing him to a "weakling" and an idiotic coward who couldn't stand up doesn't know how to the abuse he and his older sons throw at Hans. fight back. To him, any of his sons displaying a softer side going soft is a sign of weakness, weak, so it they must be forcibly toughened up by countered by forcing them to be "toughened up in the Westergaard mold", that is, to be [[TykeBomb indoctrinated indoctrinating them from a young age that only the strong have a right to pick on the weak]].fittest survive]]. And from his POV, Hans being against his family's violent methods of controlling the kingdom has made him the BlackSheep of the Westergaard clan. To counter his youngest son's weak nature, he encourages his older sons to bully and torment Hans at his expense, which to him is a "sign of strength", and believes it's all "good politics" so Hans could be forced to use his family's harsh methods of controlling the subjects, subjects [[EvenEvilHasStandards despite what Hans has to say or object]].regardless of Hans' opinions]]. By the end of ''A Frozen Heart'', [[TheCorrupter his dad's]] [[GreaterScopeVillain influence]] has slowly corrupted Hans into becoming an unfeeling and ruthless man, driving him to dehumanize everyone (including Elsa, Anna and the Duke of Weselton) in his quest for power.]]
** This is also [[spoiler:[[BigBad Hans']]]] mindset in the movie, [[spoiler:as from his [[EvilCannotComprehendGood twisted viewpoint]], he sees [[ManipulativeBastard people as objects]], [[CrapsackWorld thinks that it's a dog-eat-dog world out there]] with only the fittest surviving, and [[LoveIsAWeakness views love as an exploitable weakness flaw that's relegated to the weak-willed (namely Elsa and Anna)]], thus showing how his POV had become Anna)]]. This has warped his worldview over the years, [[EvilCannotComprehendGood rendering him unable to understand or even experience love]] thanks to an [[TykeBomb extremely harsh upbringing]]. As a result, Anna chews Hans him out on this with a sucker-punch when [[MachiavelliWasWrong she tells him that he's the only person with a]] [[TheSociopath "frozen heart"]].]]
20th Sep '17 2:52:22 AM Silverblade2
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** SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}} has some moments of social darwinism, calling mutants ''Homo sapiens superior'' (or the even less accurate ''Homo superior'', implying mutants are a separate species entirely). What makes his views especially ironic is the fact that it was born out of the persecution he suffered at the hands of the Nazis.

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** SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}} ComicBook/{{Magneto}} has some moments of social darwinism, calling mutants ''Homo sapiens superior'' (or the even less accurate ''Homo superior'', implying mutants are a separate species entirely). What makes his views especially ironic is the fact that it was born out of the persecution he suffered at the hands of the Nazis.
17th Sep '17 2:13:48 PM Gemser
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* ''Film/TheWorldOfKanako'': [[spoiler:Kanako]] has traits of type 6. [[spoiler:She has the habit to]] choose people who show a lot of weakness (Ogata and the narrator) and then to manipulate them by giving them the feeling they can overcome their weakness and fear, only to completely ruin their lives.
10th Sep '17 7:02:22 AM jormis29
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* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'': [[spoiler:In ''A Frozen Heart'', Prince Hans's father simply and coldly regards his youngest son with utter disgust and contempt, comparing him to a "weakling" and an idiotic coward who couldn't stand up to the abuse he and his older sons throw at Hans. To him, any of his sons displaying a softer side is a sign of weakness, so it must by countered by forcing them to be "toughened up in the Westergaard mold", that is, to be [[TykeBomb indoctrinated from a young age that the strong have a right to pick on the weak]]. And from his POV, Hans being against his family's violent methods of controlling the kingdom has made him the BlackSheep of the Westergaard clan. To counter his youngest son's weak nature, he encourages his older sons to bully and torment Hans at his expense, which to him is a "sign of strength", and believes it's all "good politics" so Hans could be forced to use his family's methods of controlling the subjects, [[EvenEvilHasStandards despite what Hans has to say or object]]. By the end of ''A Frozen Heart'', [[TheCorrupter his dad's]] [[GreaterScopeVillain influence]] has slowly corrupted Hans into becoming an unfeeling and ruthless man, driving him to dehumanize everyone (including Elsa, Anna and the Duke of Weselton) in his quest for power.]]

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* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'': [[spoiler:In ''A Frozen Heart'', ''Literature/AFrozenHeart'', Prince Hans's father simply and coldly regards his youngest son with utter disgust and contempt, comparing him to a "weakling" and an idiotic coward who couldn't stand up to the abuse he and his older sons throw at Hans. To him, any of his sons displaying a softer side is a sign of weakness, so it must by countered by forcing them to be "toughened up in the Westergaard mold", that is, to be [[TykeBomb indoctrinated from a young age that the strong have a right to pick on the weak]]. And from his POV, Hans being against his family's violent methods of controlling the kingdom has made him the BlackSheep of the Westergaard clan. To counter his youngest son's weak nature, he encourages his older sons to bully and torment Hans at his expense, which to him is a "sign of strength", and believes it's all "good politics" so Hans could be forced to use his family's methods of controlling the subjects, [[EvenEvilHasStandards despite what Hans has to say or object]]. By the end of ''A Frozen Heart'', [[TheCorrupter his dad's]] [[GreaterScopeVillain influence]] has slowly corrupted Hans into becoming an unfeeling and ruthless man, driving him to dehumanize everyone (including Elsa, Anna and the Duke of Weselton) in his quest for power.]]
7th Sep '17 4:43:20 PM LinTaylor
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** Kaito's attitude is illustrated rather clearly in Episode 2, where he finds a young boy stuck in a tree and too scared to climb down. Kaito tells him that he can either jump down himself, or stay in the tree all day; when the boy jumps, Kaito catches and congratulates him, saying that he can take care of himself from now on.
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