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22nd Sep '16 8:22:56 PM nombretomado
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* Kevin Levin from the ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' franchise. Explained in ''Ben10UltimateAlien'' by the negative effect absorbing energy has on his peoples' minds. When he is first seen, he was already addicted to absorbing energy and displayed a shocking disregard for other people while indulging his greed. He gets even worse after absorbing the Omnitrix's power turns him into an ugly looking mutant and he changes his goal to getting even with Ben. Kevin becomes TheFettered in the TimeSkip between ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'' after he is purged of the Omnitrix's energy and refrains from absorbing energy again. As a result, he is able to spend the entire second series [[spoiler: and part of the first season of the third one]] as TheLancer. [[spoiler: After absorbing even more power from the Ultimatrix and Aggregor to prevent the latter from stealing the power of a baby RealityWarper]] Kevin reverts to being TheUnfettered.

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* Kevin Levin from the ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' franchise. Explained in ''Ben10UltimateAlien'' ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'' by the negative effect absorbing energy has on his peoples' minds. When he is first seen, he was already addicted to absorbing energy and displayed a shocking disregard for other people while indulging his greed. He gets even worse after absorbing the Omnitrix's power turns him into an ugly looking mutant and he changes his goal to getting even with Ben. Kevin becomes TheFettered in the TimeSkip between ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'' after he is purged of the Omnitrix's energy and refrains from absorbing energy again. As a result, he is able to spend the entire second series [[spoiler: and part of the first season of the third one]] as TheLancer. [[spoiler: After absorbing even more power from the Ultimatrix and Aggregor to prevent the latter from stealing the power of a baby RealityWarper]] Kevin reverts to being TheUnfettered.
19th Sep '16 12:26:00 PM DannWoolf
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* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker. Have to admire a comedian who will do anything for the joke. This was further expanded on in the alternate continuity ''ComicBook/{{Joker}} comic (which was told through the viewpoint of one of his new henchmen after his latest escape from Arkham): The Joker hates apologies. He hates the entire concept of apologising. He is thus able to commit to things (and commit things) with far more intensity and far more honesty than most of Gotham's inhabitants.

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* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker. Have to admire a comedian who will do anything for the joke. This was further expanded on in the alternate continuity ''ComicBook/{{Joker}} ''ComicBook/{{Joker}}'' comic (which was told through the viewpoint of one of his new henchmen after his latest escape from Arkham): The Joker hates apologies. He hates the entire concept of apologising.apologizing. He is thus able to commit to things (and commit things) with far more intensity and far more honesty than most of Gotham's inhabitants.
19th Sep '16 7:48:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* [=LaVeyan=] Satanism encourages its practitioners to become TheUnfettered. This is to be expected, as its founder (Anton [=LaVey=]) took inspiration for his philosophy from FriedrichNietzsche and Creator/AynRand. This is backed up by the Nine Satanic Statements, which include among their number [[TheHedonist "indulgence instead of abstinence"]] and [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge "vengeance instead of turning the other cheek"]].

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* [=LaVeyan=] Satanism encourages its practitioners to become TheUnfettered. This is to be expected, as its founder (Anton [=LaVey=]) took inspiration for his philosophy from FriedrichNietzsche Creator/FriedrichNietzsche and Creator/AynRand. This is backed up by the Nine Satanic Statements, which include among their number [[TheHedonist "indulgence instead of abstinence"]] and [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge "vengeance instead of turning the other cheek"]].
15th Sep '16 1:28:02 AM PaulA
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* [[EndersGame Ender Wiggin]]. At school a gang of bullies, all older and stronger, decide to beat Ender up. Ender immediately decides that he not only wants to win this fight, but all the fights afterward, and goes straight for the [[GroinAttack groin.]] Ender proceeds to knock the kid to the ground and break the boy's nose by ''kicking him in the face'', [[spoiler: killing him]]. He wants to intimidate all present into leaving him alone, and they are convinced by his sheer brutality. ''[[TykeBomb Ender is six years old.]]'' He cries about what he's done as soon as he's out of sight, but he does it again and again whenever he's threatened for the rest of the book. As the description says, Ender takes the fight to a level where his opponents won't follow and destroys them so that there won't be a second fight. At the end of the book, Ender ends up [[spoiler:destroying an entire planet and almost commits genocide]] by following his methods to their logical conclusion (and is even more Unfettered in that fight than usual because [[spoiler:he thinks it's a wargame simulation]]). Overall, Ender is a rare example of an unfettered being who may have morals, but when he has to fight, he fights to win. See the [[Quotes/TheUnfettered quotes page]].

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* [[EndersGame ''Literature/EndersGame'': Ender Wiggin]].Wiggin. At school a gang of bullies, all older and stronger, decide to beat Ender up. Ender immediately decides that he not only wants to win this fight, but all the fights afterward, and goes straight for the [[GroinAttack groin.]] Ender proceeds to knock the kid to the ground and break the boy's nose by ''kicking him in the face'', [[spoiler: killing him]]. He wants to intimidate all present into leaving him alone, and they are convinced by his sheer brutality. ''[[TykeBomb Ender is six years old.]]'' He cries about what he's done as soon as he's out of sight, but he does it again and again whenever he's threatened for the rest of the book. As the description says, Ender takes the fight to a level where his opponents won't follow and destroys them so that there won't be a second fight. At the end of the book, Ender ends up [[spoiler:destroying an entire planet and almost commits genocide]] by following his methods to their logical conclusion (and is even more Unfettered in that fight than usual because [[spoiler:he thinks it's a wargame simulation]]). Overall, Ender is a rare example of an unfettered being who may have morals, but when he has to fight, he fights to win. See the [[Quotes/TheUnfettered quotes page]].
6th Sep '16 9:03:08 AM GlassRain
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* ''Webcomic/ZebraGirl'': The nature of a demon, and what Sandra and Lord Incubus find so awesome about it.
1st Sep '16 7:48:50 PM WickedIcon
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# '''Ignores moral guidelines:''' The Unfettered is not just AboveGoodAndEvil, he's left that behind a while ago. His only code is win, win, win. Does Unfettered Bob have to find a cure for Ebola, AIDS and cancer in order to overthrow the evil empire? Okay, he'll do it, the evil empire's [[CorruptCorporateExecutive pharmaceuticals CEOs]] are going to find themselves running out of business. Wait, now Bob has to [[BurnTheOrphanage burn down an orphanage]] to get at the Emperor? Okay, he'll do that too. Sorry, kids, but [[ItsAllAboutMe Bob's need outweighs your lives]].

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# '''Ignores moral guidelines:''' The Unfettered is not just AboveGoodAndEvil, he's left that behind a while ago. His only code is win, win, win. Does Unfettered Bob have to find a cure for Ebola, AIDS and cancer in order to overthrow the evil empire? Okay, he'll do it, the evil empire's [[CorruptCorporateExecutive pharmaceuticals CEOs]] are going to find themselves running out of business. Wait, now Bob has to [[BurnTheOrphanage burn down an orphanage]] to get at the Emperor? Okay, he'll do that too. Sorry, kids, but [[ItsAllAboutMe [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans Bob's need outweighs your lives]].
24th Aug '16 5:21:55 PM Orweller
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** Note that this quote was symbolic; what he really meant was that: "If you want to be my disciple, you must understand that it will be hard, possibly sabotaging your closest relationships, and forcing great hardships on yourself. It will not be an easy road, and it will take responsibility and placing this discipleship as your highest priority."
23rd Aug '16 7:53:40 PM SpitbreakFTW
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** [[PlayerCharacter The Courier]] can also be played like this (and pretty much every other way), if one wishes. Particularly if he goes the Wild Card route and maintains neutral karma, The Courier runs around the Mojave making alliances when it furthers his goals, removing factions when it furthers his goals, and generally doing whatever it takes to string the NCR, House, and Caesar's Legion along until he realizes his goal of a free (and quite likely, chaotic) Mojave.
8th Aug '16 6:06:58 PM jormis29
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* The "Conviction" virtue in ''{{Exalted}}'' is a measure of how easily a character can endure hardship or inflict suffering upon others. It allows the character to endure adversity and take draconian measures in order to achieve important goals, as well as make choices when all options are horrific. It goes without saying that many high-Conviction characters qualify for being Unfettered, though the virtue flaws associated with Conviction tend to make such characters cruel and unfeeling as hell.

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* The "Conviction" virtue in ''{{Exalted}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' is a measure of how easily a character can endure hardship or inflict suffering upon others. It allows the character to endure adversity and take draconian measures in order to achieve important goals, as well as make choices when all options are horrific. It goes without saying that many high-Conviction characters qualify for being Unfettered, though the virtue flaws associated with Conviction tend to make such characters cruel and unfeeling as hell.



* Lord Commander Coleman Stryker hits the Unfettered state later in [[IronKingdoms Warmachine's]] plot. As the wars that engulfed the land ground into full gear, he realized that he could no longer protect his beloved homeland with just courage, honor, and fancy weaponry. He then proceeds to persecute Menites, steal prototype armor from his mentor, and pardon inquisitors (one of the major reasons why the previous king was forcibly overthrown) to do fulfill his duties.

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* Lord Commander Coleman Stryker hits the Unfettered state later in [[IronKingdoms [[TabletopGame/IronKingdoms Warmachine's]] plot. As the wars that engulfed the land ground into full gear, he realized that he could no longer protect his beloved homeland with just courage, honor, and fancy weaponry. He then proceeds to persecute Menites, steal prototype armor from his mentor, and pardon inquisitors (one of the major reasons why the previous king was forcibly overthrown) to do fulfill his duties.



* Each of the colors from MagicTheGathering, each representing their respective states of mind in the total absence of opposite factors. White's adherence to morality ironically causes it to be [[LightIsNotGood horribly tyrannical]] on many occasions, caring more for the community than the individuals in it; Blue does absolutely anything in the name of science (helps that it is the colour that is least affected by emotion); Black is unfettered in its willingness to give everything in the pursuit of ultimate power; Red is emotional and individualistic and refuses to let anything stop it from feeling any feeling it wants and acting any way it wants; and Green is driven by instinct and doesn't think of structure.

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* Each of the colors from MagicTheGathering, ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'', each representing their respective states of mind in the total absence of opposite factors. White's adherence to morality ironically causes it to be [[LightIsNotGood horribly tyrannical]] on many occasions, caring more for the community than the individuals in it; Blue does absolutely anything in the name of science (helps that it is the colour that is least affected by emotion); Black is unfettered in its willingness to give everything in the pursuit of ultimate power; Red is emotional and individualistic and refuses to let anything stop it from feeling any feeling it wants and acting any way it wants; and Green is driven by instinct and doesn't think of structure.



* The [[EnfantTerrible fetchspawn]] of ChangelingTheLost are Unfettered both metaphorically (having no concept of or interest in remorse and morality) and literally (locked doors open for them, chains fall off of them).

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* The [[EnfantTerrible fetchspawn]] of ChangelingTheLost ''TabletopGame/ChangelingTheLost'' are Unfettered both metaphorically (having no concept of or interest in remorse and morality) and literally (locked doors open for them, chains fall off of them).
4th Aug '16 1:53:45 PM CountDorku
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* Morgaine in Creator/CJCherryh's Literature/MorgaineCycle: her entire purpose in life is to destroy the Gates, and she'll do almost anything to accomplish that, no matter who suffers as a result. In ''Well of Shiuan'', they're on a world that has been slowly flooding due to the Gates not working, and her mission to destroy them will make the flooding impossible to stop; her reaction to this news is indifference, since everyone and every world has to die sometime. She does have some moral issues, but only insofar as they permit the mission to succeed: if it comes down to destroying the Gates vs. ''literally anything else'', she's going to pick the former. Additionally, in the world the series starts on, ''ilin''-oath is supposed to be like this: an ''ilin'' is expected to do whatever their ''liyo'' liege-lord requests, no matter the consequences - Vanye repeatedly mentions that as an ''ilin'' his honour is secondary to the ''ilin''-oath Morgaine made him swear, although in person he's not well suited to it.
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