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2nd Jun '17 8:13:07 AM Chabal2
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** Chaos is the stuff of daemons and dark gods, embodiments of all rage, desire, hope and despair (and/or love) felt by sentient beings in the universe. There is no real way to defeat it... except for the Necron master plan of killing off all ''life'' in the universe, starving the Chaos gods.
13th May '17 1:21:48 PM nombretomado
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* The classic series ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode, "The Happiness Patrol", tells of a society in which the tyrannical leader Helen A has all the "killjoys" - basically, anyone who shows any sort of unhappiness ever - killed, occasionally in [[CruelAndUnusualDeath bizarre ways]]. For bonus points, Helen A is also an obvious parody of then-Prime Minister MargaretThatcher.

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* The classic series ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode, "The Happiness Patrol", tells of a society in which the tyrannical leader Helen A has all the "killjoys" - basically, anyone who shows any sort of unhappiness ever - killed, occasionally in [[CruelAndUnusualDeath bizarre ways]]. For bonus points, Helen A is also an obvious parody of then-Prime Minister MargaretThatcher.UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher.
8th Apr '17 1:33:32 PM Dravencour
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** [[spoiler:Kyubey]] is trying to [[spoiler:stave off the heat death of the universe. By dooming teenage girls to lives of suffering, and killing plenty of innocents (potentially entire planets) along the way. The primary problem here is that there's trillions of years to come up with a less terrible plan]].

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** [[spoiler:Kyubey]] is [[spoiler:Kyubey and the Incubators]] are trying to [[spoiler:stave off the heat death of the universe. By dooming teenage girls to lives of suffering, and killing plenty of innocents (potentially entire planets) along the way. The primary problem here is that there's trillions the heat death of years the universe isn't going to happen for a very, very long time (trillions of years) which is ''more'' than enough time to come up with a less terrible plan, and the Incubators are willing to condemn entire species to extinction for the sake of their current plan]].
13th Jan '17 9:10:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Literature/FromTheNewWorld'' takes this to [[NightmareFuel terrifying]] [[NauseaFuel level]]. In order to create a stable society of psychic and avoid repeating [[AfterTheEnd the destruction of the world]], the society has been thoroughly indoctrinated, and anyone who display even a ''potential'' to stray fron the doctrine is silently and quickly terminated-- even (''especially'') if that someone is a kid. Said society has been genetically modified to resolve dissenssion through hot bisexual sex, modeled after bonobo. [[spoiler:Anyone who doesn't have psychic power is downlifted into mole-rat-men.]] [[MarySuetopia You have a society where everyone is sexually satisfied and possesses psychic power, but at what cost?]]

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* ''Literature/FromTheNewWorld'' takes this to [[NightmareFuel terrifying]] [[NauseaFuel level]].terrifying level. In order to create a stable society of psychic and avoid repeating [[AfterTheEnd the destruction of the world]], the society has been thoroughly indoctrinated, and anyone who display even a ''potential'' to stray fron the doctrine is silently and quickly terminated-- even (''especially'') if that someone is a kid. Said society has been genetically modified to resolve dissenssion through hot bisexual sex, modeled after bonobo. [[spoiler:Anyone who doesn't have psychic power is downlifted into mole-rat-men.]] [[MarySuetopia You have a society where everyone is sexually satisfied and possesses psychic power, but at what cost?]]
13th Jan '17 9:10:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[GodEmperor The Lord Ruler]] of ''{{Mistborn}}'' tried his hardest to be this. [[spoiler: Pity [[OmnicidalManiac Ruin]] was in telepathic contact with him for his whole thousand-year reign, twisting his utopian vision into a postapocalyptic nightmare]].

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* [[GodEmperor The Lord Ruler]] of ''{{Mistborn}}'' ''Literature/{{Mistborn}}'' tried his hardest to be this. [[spoiler: Pity [[OmnicidalManiac Ruin]] was in telepathic contact with him for his whole thousand-year reign, twisting his utopian vision into a postapocalyptic nightmare]].
13th Jan '17 8:44:49 AM crazysamaritan
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--> '''[=GLaDOS=]:''' [[MadScientist Aperture Science]]: [[IDidWhatIHadToDo We do what we must]], [[ItAmusedMe because we can]]. [[TheNeedsOfTheMany For the good of all of us]], [[NoExceptYes except the ones who are dead]].

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--> '''[=GLaDOS=]:''' [[MadScientist Aperture Science]]: [[IDidWhatIHadToDo We do what we must]], [[ItAmusedMe because we can]]. [[TheNeedsOfTheMany For the good of all of us]], [[NoExceptYes [[AssuranceBackfire except the ones who are dead]].
2nd Jan '17 6:00:08 PM nombretomado
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--> '''GLaDOS:''' [[MadScientist Aperture Science]]: [[IDidWhatIHadToDo We do what we must]], [[ItAmusedMe because we can]]. [[TheNeedsOfTheMany For the good of all of us]], [[NoExceptYes except the ones who are dead]].

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--> '''GLaDOS:''' '''[=GLaDOS=]:''' [[MadScientist Aperture Science]]: [[IDidWhatIHadToDo We do what we must]], [[ItAmusedMe because we can]]. [[TheNeedsOfTheMany For the good of all of us]], [[NoExceptYes except the ones who are dead]].
27th Dec '16 12:38:38 AM VVK
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* {{Exaggerated}} in ''WebComic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'', [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/comic/evil-ethics "Evil Ethics"]]: A kid espouses [[ForTheEvulz evil]] utilitarianism, which requires immediately committing the most evil-seeming acts that are thought to maximize overall happiness. (The other kid disagrees, being an [[PrinciplesZealot evil deontologist]].)



* Lord Doom from the ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'' is dedicated to solving the world's problems and making the world a better place so no other child has to watch their family be systematically killed like he did during the Holocaust. To that end, he intends to overthrow every government on the planet and replace them with his own benevolent rule, modify the general behavior of the human race through genetic engineering, drug thereapy, and branwashing, end crime by ending the criminals, permanently, and insuring that the only people who have the capacity to make war are those who have been programmed to be loyal to the cause.\\

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* Lord Doom from the ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'' is dedicated to solving the world's problems and making the world a better place so no other child has to watch their family be systematically killed like he did during the Holocaust. To that end, he intends to overthrow every government on the planet and replace them with his own benevolent rule, modify the general behavior of the human race through genetic engineering, drug thereapy, therapy, and branwashing, brainwashing, end crime by ending the criminals, permanently, and insuring that the only people who have the capacity to make war are those who have been programmed to be loyal to the cause.\\
5th Nov '16 8:27:12 AM AgentKyles
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No historical examples younger than a century. However, feel free to go around this with examples of how various authors have ''portrayed'' various groups. [[noreallife]]

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No historical examples younger than a century. However, '''''at all''''', m'kay? (However, feel free to go around this with examples of how various authors have ''portrayed'' various groups. groups.) [[noreallife]]
27th Oct '16 2:30:36 PM morenohijazo
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* ''VideoGame/TheTuringTest'': [[spoiler:Tom falls into this, willing to sacrifice the entire crew to avoid risking the alien virus to reach Earth. The implied reason is that it's due to its programming restrictions. Tom says it's not allowed to think laterally (or, as it calls it, "use evolutionary algorithms") because it would create unethical solutions. The implication is that Tom [[BlackAndWhiteInsanity sees everything in black and white]] and lacks the creativity to TakeAThirdOption, thus being only able to take drastical decisions.]]

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* ''VideoGame/TheTuringTest'': [[spoiler:Tom [[spoiler:TOM falls into this, willing to sacrifice the entire crew to avoid risking the alien virus to reach Earth. The implied reason is that it's due to its programming restrictions. Tom TOM says it's not allowed to think laterally (or, as it calls it, "use evolutionary algorithms") because it would create unethical solutions. The implication is that Tom TOM [[BlackAndWhiteInsanity sees everything in black and white]] and lacks the creativity to TakeAThirdOption, thus being only able to take drastical decisions.]]
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