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18th Feb '18 6:27:09 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* In military thriller ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'', rebel leader William Kraft is a heroic example. He will go to any lengths he believes necessary to bring about his utopia, up to condoning terrorism, political killings and (once he takes power) wars of aggression against other states. To his credit, he will also use ''only'' precisely the amount of violence he believes necessary, and prefers to pardon enemies who are no longer a threat, but when push comes to shove, he is utterly ruthless.
15th Feb '18 10:22:36 AM TheWanderer
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* Herr Starr in ''Comicbook/{{Preacher}}''. It is lampshaded in his StartOfDarkness when the leader of the AncientConspiracy explains that he wants Starr to be TheDragon because he adheres to this trope, alluding to an event when Starr, over a period of five years, systematically hunted down and [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident covertly killed]] five people who had bullied him and put his eye out. He was ''five years old'' at the time. When he is told to kill a defector currently committed to a mental hospital, Starr blows up the building and kills every single inmate to maximize the number of potential motives for the police to investigate.

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* Herr Starr in ''Comicbook/{{Preacher}}''. It is lampshaded in his StartOfDarkness when the leader of the AncientConspiracy explains that he wants Starr to be TheDragon because he adheres to this trope, alluding to an event when Starr, over a period of five years, systematically hunted down and [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident covertly killed]] five people who had bullied him and put his eye out. He Starr was only ''five years old'' at when his eye was put out, and all the time.bullies were dead before he hit his teens. When he is told to kill a defector currently committed to a mental hospital, Starr blows up the building and kills every single inmate to maximize the number of potential motives for the police to investigate.
28th Jan '18 1:35:36 AM WillBGood
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* A number of characters from myth are Unfettered. The Cree trickster Weesageechak and the Anishnaabe trickster Nanabozho could qualify, as well as the infamous Coyote. Reynard the Fox and Tijl Eulenspiegel (Uylenspiegel in Belgian lore) might fit into this trope too. They know perfectly well how society works and the risks they incur, but most of the time they ''[[RebelliousSpirit simply don't care]]''.

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* A number of characters from myth are Unfettered. The Cree trickster Weesageechak and the Anishnaabe trickster Nanabozho could qualify, as well as the infamous Coyote. Reynard the Fox Literature/ReynardTheFox and Tijl Eulenspiegel Literature/TillEulenspiegel (Uylenspiegel in Belgian lore) might fit into this trope too. They know perfectly well how society works and the risks they incur, but most of the time they ''[[RebelliousSpirit simply don't care]]''.
17th Jan '18 12:23:31 PM RedScharlach
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** On a more temporary basis, [[CompellingVoice Lelouch's Geass]] turns its victims into this whilst they're under its effects. They'll stop at nothing to fulfil the command given to them, no matter how many of their usual principles (be they self-preservation or not going on genocidal massacres) it violates.

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** On a more temporary basis, [[CompellingVoice Lelouch's Geass]] turns its victims into this whilst they're under its effects. They'll stop at nothing to fulfil fulfill the command given to them, no matter how many of their usual principles (be they self-preservation or not going on genocidal massacres) it violates.



** Also most Akatsuki members fall under this. Such as Pain, Hidan and Kakuzu. All of them don't care who gets in their way as long as it completes their objectives (for Hidan [[ReligionOfEvil its slaughter for his god Jashin]], for Kakuzu it's profit and for Pain [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans it's achieve peace]]).

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** Also most Akatsuki members fall under this. Such as Pain, Hidan and Kakuzu. All of them don't care who gets in their way as long as it completes their objectives (for Hidan [[ReligionOfEvil its slaughter for his god Jashin]], for Kakuzu it's profit and for Pain [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans it's achieve achieving peace]]).



* ''ComicBook/{{Blacksad}}'': Jezebel in ''Arctic Nation'' was so deadset on making her white father pay for what he did to her black mother that anything was considered fair collateral. Even her twin sister. The irony is that her father left her mother to die because he couldn't stand the thought of having black children. Jezebel takes after her father's fenotype, while Dinah takes after her mother's, thus by being responsible for the events that caused Dinah's death, Jezebel inadvertedly succeeded to do what her father failed to do. Only Dinah's daughter Kylie remains in defiance of her father's cruelty and her aunt's recklessness.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Blacksad}}'': Jezebel in ''Arctic Nation'' was so deadset on making her white father pay for what he did to her black mother that anything was considered fair collateral. Even her twin sister. The irony is that her father left her mother to die because he couldn't stand the thought of having black children. Jezebel takes after her father's fenotype, phenotype, while Dinah takes after her mother's, thus by being responsible for the events that caused Dinah's death, Jezebel inadvertedly inadvertently succeeded to do in doing what her father failed to do. Only Dinah's daughter Kylie remains in defiance of her father's cruelty and her aunt's recklessness.



** His incarnation as The War Doctor was a reluctant case of this. After Eight tried and failed to not get involved in the Time War, the Sisterhood of Kaarn gave him a SadisticChoice, and he regenerated into someone who could destroy ''both'' his homeworld and the Daleks if it ended the War. It took three more incarnations before they even ''acknowledged'' that regeneration.

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** His incarnation as The War Doctor was a reluctant case of this. After Eight tried and failed to not get involved in the Time War, the Sisterhood of Kaarn Karn gave him a SadisticChoice, and he regenerated into someone who could destroy ''both'' his homeworld and the Daleks if it ended the War. It took three more incarnations before they even ''acknowledged'' that regeneration.



*** However, in 5th edition it's possible for certain paladins to fall into this trope. Paladins that swear the Oath of Vengeance set aside all their personal moral objections and will stop at nothing to achieve their objective. There's no soul destroying act too terrible for them to take if it serves the greater good. The flip side of this is they have to make up for any wrongs they've caused or allowed to happen after they're finished either through prayer, paying compensation or some other form of penance.

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*** However, in 5th edition it's possible for certain paladins to fall into this trope. Paladins that swear the Oath of Vengeance set aside all their personal moral objections and will stop at nothing to achieve their objective. There's no soul destroying soul-destroying act too terrible for them to take if it serves the greater good. The flip side of this is they have to make up for any wrongs they've caused or allowed to happen after they're finished either through prayer, paying compensation or some other form of penance.



* ''VideoGame/CorpseParty'': The Darkening is a phenomenon that can cause its victims to become this and it's not always clear where a victim's true own will ends and the Darkening's manipulations begins. Most notably is Naho, whom under influence of the Darkening unleashed the means to get to Heavenly Host on the world just so her LoveInterest would have many subjects to study while he was visiting the place.

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* ''VideoGame/CorpseParty'': The Darkening is a phenomenon that can cause its victims to become this and it's not always clear where a victim's true own will ends and the Darkening's manipulations begins. Most notably is Naho, whom under influence of the Darkening unleashed the means to get to Heavenly Host on the world just so her LoveInterest would have many subjects to study while he was visiting the place.
16th Jan '18 10:01:13 PM CantRememberOldAccount
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* As stated in the theme song, [[VillainProtagonist Afro]] of ''Anime/AfroSamurai'' only lives for revenge. Most of the drama in the series stems from [[CycleOfRevenge the consequences]] of his willingness to give up or destroy anything else in pursuit of it.
16th Jan '18 8:25:38 AM chopshop
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* ''{{Film/Interstellar}}'': NASA deliberately seeks out people like this for the mission; people with no connection to Earth or a willingness to make any sacrifice if it means getting the job done. [[spoiler:This backfires horribly with Dr. Mann, as it turns out that the reason he's unfettered is because he has no priority higher than ''keeping himself alive''. He proceeds to jeopardize the whole mission by falsifying data and betraying the ''Endurance'' crew in a desperate attempt to [[DirtyCoward save his own skin]] after the planet he was supposed to explore turned out to be inhospitable.]]
9th Jan '18 2:35:25 AM Dravencour
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** Guts himself qualified when he was WalkingTheEarth alone as the vengeance-driven Black Swordsman. When Rosine and her Apostle Spawn tried to put an innocent girl named Jill between him and themselves, he didn't even blink before cleaving them in half and ''almost'' taking her with them (he just missed her by a ''tiny'' inch). Since then, he's gained another group of TrueCompanions and has softened up considerably, thanks largely to him realizing that he'd forsaken the one person he should never have let go of for the sake of pursuing vengeance against Griffith for the above betrayal.

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** Guts himself qualified when he was WalkingTheEarth alone as the vengeance-driven Black Swordsman. When Rosine and her Apostle Spawn tried to put an innocent girl named Jill between him and themselves, he didn't even blink before cleaving them the Spawn in half and ''almost'' taking her with them (he just missed her by a ''tiny'' inch). Since then, he's gained another group of TrueCompanions and has softened up considerably, thanks largely to him realizing that he'd forsaken the one person he should never have let go of for the sake of pursuing vengeance against Griffith for the above betrayal.
8th Jan '18 7:12:51 PM Dravencour
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** Later on in the manga/novels [[spoiler:while he is searching the world for Chidori]] he truly does become The Unfettered. [[spoiler: Finding her becomes his purpose in life. All of his decisions come back to how he has to find her]].

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** Later on in the manga/novels [[spoiler:while he is searching the world for Chidori]] Kaname]] he truly does become The Unfettered. [[spoiler: Finding her becomes his purpose in life. All of his decisions come back to how he has to find her]].


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** As noted in ''LightNovel/FateZero'', Kiritsugu, Shirou's father, is this trope through and through, and the light novel takes pains to show that being willing to sacrifice everyone and everything to achieve your goals is ''not a good thing''. His life is one of the most tragic of the entire Fate series.
** If Shirou chooses to [[spoiler:sacrifice Sakura]] in the Heaven's Feel route, this will lead to a Bad End where he essentially becomes Kiritsugu 2.0, letting absolutely nothing get in the way of winning the Holy Grail War, least of all [[spoiler:Rin and Illya]].
8th Jan '18 6:25:40 PM Dravencour
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* Jomy in ''Manga/TowardTheTerra'' turns into one after [[spoiler: the destruction of Nazca]]. He leads the Mu to war, gives Tony the okay to [[spoiler: kill surrendering soldiers]] and is ready to abandon [[spoiler: a station full of Mu hostages]]. Many Mu feel disgusted by these actions. Fortunately, he gets better.
* [[spoiler:Yuji Sakai]] from ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana'' becomes this after [[spoiler: merging with the Snake of the Festival]]. He will to anything to create a world where Crimson Denizens no longer have to consume humans to survive.

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* Jomy in ''Manga/TowardTheTerra'' turns into one after [[spoiler: the destruction of Nazca]]. He leads the Mu to war, gives Tony the okay to [[spoiler: kill [[spoiler:kill surrendering soldiers]] and is ready to abandon [[spoiler: a station full of Mu hostages]]. Many Mu feel disgusted by these actions. Fortunately, he gets better.
* [[spoiler:Yuji Sakai]] from ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana'' becomes this after [[spoiler: merging with the Snake of the Festival]]. He will to do anything to create a world where Crimson Denizens no longer have to consume humans to survive.
8th Jan '18 6:23:51 PM Dravencour
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** Guts himself qualified when he was WalkingTheEarth alone as the vengeance-driven Black Swordsman. When Rosine and her Apostle Spawn tried to put an innocent girl named Jill between him and themselves, he didn't even blink before cleaving them in half and ''almost'' taking her with them (he just missed her by a ''tiny'' inch). Since then, he's gained another group of TrueCompanions and has softened up considerably, thanks largely to him realizing that he'd forsaken the one person he should never have let go of for the sake of avenging himself upon Griffith.

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** Guts himself qualified when he was WalkingTheEarth alone as the vengeance-driven Black Swordsman. When Rosine and her Apostle Spawn tried to put an innocent girl named Jill between him and themselves, he didn't even blink before cleaving them in half and ''almost'' taking her with them (he just missed her by a ''tiny'' inch). Since then, he's gained another group of TrueCompanions and has softened up considerably, thanks largely to him realizing that he'd forsaken the one person he should never have let go of for the sake of avenging himself upon Griffith.pursuing vengeance against Griffith for the above betrayal.
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