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18th Apr '18 7:01:39 PM infernape612
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** [[VideoGame/KirbyPlanetRobobot Haltmann]] lost his daughter to an accident that killed her [[spoiler:(really trapped her in another dimension)]] and was driven mad by his grief and repeatedly wishing on Star Dream, to the point that when said daughter did come back, he doesn't remember her and ultimately ends up being [[FateWorseThenDeath taken over by Star Dream and then destroyed with it.]]

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** [[VideoGame/KirbyPlanetRobobot Haltmann]] lost his daughter to an accident that killed her [[spoiler:(really trapped her in another dimension)]] and was driven mad by his grief and repeatedly wishing on Star Dream, to the point that when said daughter did come back, he doesn't remember her and ultimately ends up being [[FateWorseThenDeath [[FateWorseThanDeath taken over by Star Dream and then destroyed with it.]]
18th Apr '18 6:58:55 PM infernape612
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** [[VideoGame/KirbyPlanetRobobot Haltmann]] lost his daughter to an accident that killed her [[spoiler:(really trapped her in another dimension)]] and was driven mad by his grief and repeatedly wishing on Star Dream, to the point that when said daughter did come back, he doesn't remember her and ultimately ends up being [[AFateWorseThenDeath taken over by Star Dream and then destroyed with it.]]
** The Jambastion Mages, Francisca, Flamberge and Zan Partizanne are [[UndyingLoyalty completely loyal]] to their boss, Hyness. However, [[BadBoss Hyness]] only sees them as tools and weapons, which is best shown when he kicks a badly beaten Zan out of his way, right before his own fight. Later during his fight, he [[MoralEventHorizon sucks the life out of the mages]], uses them as a [[GrievousHarmWithABody club]] and a [[HumanShield shield]] and [[HumanSacrifice sacrifices them]] to release [[spoiler:[[EldritchAbomination Void Termina]]]]. Granted they are shown getting freed, but you never see them again, so that actually makes things worse.

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** [[VideoGame/KirbyPlanetRobobot Haltmann]] lost his daughter to an accident that killed her [[spoiler:(really trapped her in another dimension)]] and was driven mad by his grief and repeatedly wishing on Star Dream, to the point that when said daughter did come back, he doesn't remember her and ultimately ends up being [[AFateWorseThenDeath [[FateWorseThenDeath taken over by Star Dream and then destroyed with it.]]
** The Jambastion Mages, Francisca, Flamberge and Zan Partizanne are [[UndyingLoyalty completely loyal]] to their boss, Hyness. However, [[BadBoss Hyness]] only sees them as tools and weapons, which is best shown when he kicks a badly beaten Zan out of his way, right before his own fight. Later during his fight, he [[MoralEventHorizon sucks the life out of the mages]], uses them as a [[GrievousHarmWithABody club]] and a [[HumanShield shield]] and [[HumanSacrifice sacrifices them]] to release [[spoiler:[[EldritchAbomination Void Termina]]]]. Granted they are shown getting freed, but you never see them again, so that actually makes things worse. worse.
* ''VideoGame/Persona5'' has [[spoiler:the Traitor, Goro Akechi. He was the bastard son of politician Masayoshi Shido and an unnamed woman who committed suicide when he was a child. He spent the next several years in the foster care system suffering all of the stigma associated with bastard children in Japan before finally being granted the power of Persona by Yaldabaoth, the God of Control. With it, he became Shido's personal hitman at the tender young age of ''fifteen'', hoping to rise through the ranks and get Shido elected as Prime Minister so he could rip the rug out from under him at the last minute. During the game, he befriends the Phantom Thieves, but ultimately turns against them in order to exact his revenge. He completely flips his shit when the realization hits that every atrocity he committed for his revenge was completely avoidable, and ultimately dies alone, with nobody aware of his fate other than the Phantom Thieves. Between his horrific childhood, his lack of emotional maturity to handle it, the two villains actively trying to corrupt him, and the lack of an alternative until it is far too late, he never had a chance.]]
13th Apr '18 12:56:01 AM miraculous
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** Omega was a founder of Gallifreyan society who was revered by Timelords as a great hero. After being sent into a blackhole, he ended up in an antimatter universe where stuck there for millions of years it drove him insane eventually making him fall into villainy. This shown in that when he temporarily hijacked the Doctor's body, all he did was smile at people and enjoy having a body again. In moments where, he's more lucid its shown he does regret his actions but his insanity than kicks back in and sets him back on the path of being a villain.
9th Apr '18 1:12:09 PM miraculous
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** The Master, especially during the two-parter "The End of Time" were we learn he was driven mad by [[spoiler: the Time Lords for the express purpose of letting them escape the Time War and destroy reality in the process]].
8th Apr '18 5:22:37 PM Tropemaster849
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** [[VideoGame/KirbyPlanetRobobot Haltmann]] lost his daughter to an accident that killed her [[spoiler:really trapped her in another dimension]] and was driven mad by his grief and repeatedly wishing on Star Dream, to the point that when said daughter did come back, he doesn't remember her and ultimately ends up being [[AFateWorseThenDeath taken over by Star Dream and then destroyed with it.]]

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** [[VideoGame/KirbyPlanetRobobot Haltmann]] lost his daughter to an accident that killed her [[spoiler:really [[spoiler:(really trapped her in another dimension]] dimension)]] and was driven mad by his grief and repeatedly wishing on Star Dream, to the point that when said daughter did come back, he doesn't remember her and ultimately ends up being [[AFateWorseThenDeath taken over by Star Dream and then destroyed with it.]]
7th Apr '18 7:17:05 AM Tropemaster849
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* The Franchise/{{Kirby}} series has quite a few of these;
** [[Videogame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand Magolor]] was heavily implied to be [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwashed by the]] [[ArtifactOfDoom Master Crown]] and he even builds a theme part for Kirby to [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone apologize for betraying him]].
** [[VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe Queen Sectonia]] used to be a kind ruler to the people of the sky, only to end up being corrupted by [[spoiler:Dark Meta Knight and the Amazing Mirror]] and in the Japanese version, ''begs'' Kirby to kill her as she can't recognize herself anymore.
*** Taranza, [[TheDragon Queen Sectonia's right hand man]], is this too. He was the only gave her the gift that ended up corrupting her, and in spite in all of the abuse she shows towards her subjects, he is [[UndyingLoyalty completely loyal to her]]. He finally realized how cruel his former friend has become when he gets blasted across the sky after [[YouHaveFailedMe he screws up her plan]]. He ends up making a HeelFaceTurn at the cost of being forced to help Kirby ''kill'' his former friend.
** [[VideoGame/KirbyPlanetRobobot Haltmann]] lost his daughter to an accident that killed her [[spoiler:really trapped her in another dimension]] and was driven mad by his grief and repeatedly wishing on Star Dream, to the point that when said daughter did come back, he doesn't remember her and ultimately ends up being [[AFateWorseThenDeath taken over by Star Dream and then destroyed with it.]]
** The Jambastion Mages, Francisca, Flamberge and Zan Partizanne are [[UndyingLoyalty completely loyal]] to their boss, Hyness. However, [[BadBoss Hyness]] only sees them as tools and weapons, which is best shown when he kicks a badly beaten Zan out of his way, right before his own fight. Later during his fight, he [[MoralEventHorizon sucks the life out of the mages]], uses them as a [[GrievousHarmWithABody club]] and a [[HumanShield shield]] and [[HumanSacrifice sacrifices them]] to release [[spoiler:[[EldritchAbomination Void Termina]]]]. Granted they are shown getting freed, but you never see them again, so that actually makes things worse.
6th Apr '18 4:57:17 PM G-Editor
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* [[BigBad Belial]] from ''Series/UltramanGeed'' is a spiteful and destructive conqueror... [[spoiler:who is, deep down, just a bitter old man filled with sorrow and misplaced anger over being banished from his home and losing his family. He's trapped in an endless cycle of being resurrected and defeated over and over again, and he hates every minute of it. Geed comes to understand his feelings and pleads with Belial to just let it all go, but to no avail; Belial is too lost in his hate and resentment to admit his mistakes, and Geed is forced to destroy him permanently.]]
31st Mar '18 1:59:45 PM nombretomado
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* All of the main antagonists in the ''Franchise/FatalFrame'' series were nice people when they were alive; it's only when they died and were corrupted by their respective HellGate that they started killing everyone.

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* All of the main antagonists in the ''Franchise/FatalFrame'' ''VideoGame/FatalFrame'' series were nice people when they were alive; it's only when they died and were corrupted by their respective HellGate that they started killing everyone.
13th Mar '18 12:27:12 AM EricW
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*''Film/BlackPanther2018'': Erik Stevens/Killmonger. The son of [[spoiler: younger brother N'Jobo]], his father was killed when his uncle killed him defending another Wakandan. Orphaned and alone, he ingrained his father's more radical/racial views of the world. He was a natural fighter, becoming a talented Black Ops officer and member of the US Army, and could've chosen to walk into a different life, but his hatred and bitterness lead him to reach Wakanda in order to [[spoiler: kill his cousin to become the new king.]] He then had goals of using Wakandan power to start a new race war, something several people pointed out wouldn't necessarily end well. And none of this would've happened if his Uncle had just chosen to bring him home. As T'Challa pointed out, "He is a monster of our own making". And even in death [[IDieFree managed to go out on his own terms]] to the disappointment of the Black Panther.
12th Mar '18 6:25:46 AM cybertoy0
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* ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'' has not just one, but ''two'';
** The Digimon Emperor at first acts like a total {{Jerkass}} and InsufferableGenius, treating his conquest of the Digital World like a game and showing no remorse for the cruelties he inflicts- until he reveals that he thought Digimon were "just" data, and the revelation that he was torturing living creatures breaks him. In "Genesis of Evil", we learn that Ken has a ton of issues stemming from his resentment and love for his genius older brother who died long ago. The reason he threw himself into the "Evil Emperor" schtick was to escape the feeling of loss from Osamu's death.
** Yukio Oikawa at first seems like a perfect ManBehindTheMan, orchestrating the events of the series to suit his own purposes. But his FreudianExcuse is that he was aware of the Digital World ever since childhood, and has been trying to find a way of accessing it, even though he was never made a Chosen Child. The loss of the only friend he had who shared this goal didn't help, and made him the UnwittingPawn of [[spoiler: ''Myotismon.'']]
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