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5th Dec '17 4:46:18 PM EnchantedCoalition
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*** All of the Blight family's underlings, like the generals of the previous game, serve the empire because they loved Luca's father, not because they don't think [[{{Sadist}} Luca is a total shit]] (and he is).

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*** All of the Blight family's underlings, like the generals of the previous game, serve the empire because they loved Luca's father, not because they don't think [[{{Sadist}} [[PsychopathicManchild Luca is a total shit]] (and he is).
29th Nov '17 1:28:18 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'': [[spoiler: The [[MonsterOfTheWeek witches,]] [[TheReveal as it turns out]], are just victims of a system that was ''designed'' by [[ManBehindTheMan Kyubey]] to screw them over. Overlaps with TragicMonster due to thier EldritchAbomination nature.]]
** ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion'', somewhat [[BrokenBase infamously]], turns [[spoiler:Akemi Homura]] into one of these at the end. [[spoiler:She takes Madoka's power to become a demon, partly because Madoka indicated she couldn't bear to give up her life with her friends and family--while [[LaserGuidedAmnesia not remembering]] the circumstances that led her to do just that, making the validity of her statement ambiguous--but also to rule over the Incubators with an iron fist so that (ironically) they could never again attempt to steal Madoka's power and remake the original CrapsackWorld. Superficially, she acts as if she enjoys her new role as supreme EvilOverlord of the universe (often sporting a [[MemeticMutation memetic]] [[CheshireCatGrin evil grin]]) but she clearly doesn't. Despite declaring she did all this out of love for Madoka, she tearfully returns [[MementoMacGuffin Madoka's ribbon]], saying that they will be enemies from now on even as Homura continues to fight for her happiness. Both Homura and her familiars throw themselves off cliffs, indicating she hates herself for [[WhatHaveIBecome what she's become]] and likely did it in part because [[ZeroApprovalGambit she thought everyone else should hate her, even as she improved their lives]].]]

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* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'': [[spoiler: The [[MonsterOfTheWeek witches,]] [[TheReveal as it turns out]], are just victims of a system that was ''designed'' by [[ManBehindTheMan Kyubey]] to screw them over. Overlaps with TragicMonster due to thier EldritchAbomination nature.]]
** ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion'', somewhat [[BrokenBase infamously]],
''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion'' turns [[spoiler:Akemi Homura]] into one of these at the end. [[spoiler:She takes Madoka's power to become a demon, partly because Madoka indicated she couldn't bear to give up her life with her friends and family--while [[LaserGuidedAmnesia not remembering]] the circumstances that led her to do just that, making the validity of her statement ambiguous--but also to rule over the Incubators with an iron fist so that (ironically) they could never again attempt to steal Madoka's power and remake the original CrapsackWorld. Superficially, she acts as if she enjoys her new role as supreme EvilOverlord of the universe (often universe, often sporting a [[MemeticMutation memetic]] [[CheshireCatGrin evil grin]]) grin]], but she clearly doesn't. Despite declaring she did all this out of love for Madoka, she tearfully returns [[MementoMacGuffin Madoka's ribbon]], saying that they will be enemies from now on even as Homura continues to fight for her happiness. Both Homura and her familiars throw themselves off cliffs, indicating she hates herself for [[WhatHaveIBecome what she's become]] and likely did it in part because [[ZeroApprovalGambit she thought everyone else should hate her, even as she improved their lives]].]]
29th Nov '17 1:21:08 PM VisitorAlex
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* Vaas Montenegro from ''VideoGame/FarCry3''. [[spoiler:Not only he is manipulated by [[BigBad Hoyt]] with drugs, there are several instances where it is implied that all is not well upstairs. That, and his FreudianExcuse.]]

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* Vaas Montenegro from ''VideoGame/FarCry3''. [[spoiler:Not only [[BrainwashedAndCrazy he is manipulated manipulated]] by [[BigBad Hoyt]] with drugs, there are several instances where it is implied that all is he's not well upstairs.sane for his drug abuse. That, and his FreudianExcuse.]]
20th Nov '17 12:01:57 PM ryanisbetter
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* Film/SuperheroMovie: The antagonist of the film, the Hourglass, is actually Lou Landers, the terminally ill President of a research lab. He invents a machine that is supposed to restore the body to perfect health. When he tries to use it on himself, the machine malfunctions, giving him the power to drain the life force from others, which regenerates his body for 24 hours. His assistant runs tests on him and informs him that he must kill each day to live each day.
8th Nov '17 6:37:16 PM MasterN
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* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion'', somewhat [[BrokenBase infamously]], turns [[spoiler:Akemi Homura]] into one of these at the end. [[spoiler:She takes Madoka's power to become a demon, partly because Madoka indicated she couldn't bear to give up her life with her friends and family--while [[LaserGuidedAmnesia not remembering]] the circumstances that led her to do just that, making the validity of her statement ambiguous--but also to rule over the Incubators with an iron fist so that (ironically) they could never again attempt to steal Madoka's power and remake the original CrapsackWorld. Superficially, she acts as if she enjoys her new role as supreme EvilOverlord of the universe (often sporting a [[MemeticMutation memetic]] [[CheshireCatGrin evil grin]]) but she clearly doesn't. Despite declaring she did all this out of love for Madoka, she tearfully returns [[MementoMacGuffin Madoka's ribbon]], saying that they will be enemies from now on even as Homura continues to fight for her happiness. Both Homura and her familiars throw themselves off cliffs, indicating she hates herself for [[WhatHaveIBecome what she's become]] and likely did it in part because [[ZeroApprovalGambit she thought everyone else should hate her, even as she improved their lives]].]]

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* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'': [[spoiler: The [[MonsterOfTheWeek witches,]] [[TheReveal as it turns out]], are just victims of a system that was ''designed'' by [[ManBehindTheMan Kyubey]] to screw them over. Overlaps with TragicMonster due to thier EldritchAbomination nature.]]
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''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion'', somewhat [[BrokenBase infamously]], turns [[spoiler:Akemi Homura]] into one of these at the end. [[spoiler:She takes Madoka's power to become a demon, partly because Madoka indicated she couldn't bear to give up her life with her friends and family--while [[LaserGuidedAmnesia not remembering]] the circumstances that led her to do just that, making the validity of her statement ambiguous--but also to rule over the Incubators with an iron fist so that (ironically) they could never again attempt to steal Madoka's power and remake the original CrapsackWorld. Superficially, she acts as if she enjoys her new role as supreme EvilOverlord of the universe (often sporting a [[MemeticMutation memetic]] [[CheshireCatGrin evil grin]]) but she clearly doesn't. Despite declaring she did all this out of love for Madoka, she tearfully returns [[MementoMacGuffin Madoka's ribbon]], saying that they will be enemies from now on even as Homura continues to fight for her happiness. Both Homura and her familiars throw themselves off cliffs, indicating she hates herself for [[WhatHaveIBecome what she's become]] and likely did it in part because [[ZeroApprovalGambit she thought everyone else should hate her, even as she improved their lives]].]]
3rd Nov '17 10:33:01 PM FuzzyWulfe
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** The Riddler became this. After getting high scores on some important tests, his father beat him in the belief that he had cheated. His father's jealousy at his intelligence started a need for Edward Nygma to prove his innocence and superiority. This need manifested as riddles and puzzles. It wasn't until he attempted to commit a crime without leaving riddles that he realized his compulsion. In his attempt to not be take back to Arkham, he realized he had psychiatric issues and needed to go back to Arkham for help.
25th Oct '17 1:14:09 PM VisitorAlex
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** Lance Vance from ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCity''. It is implied that several things that happened in his life, like ParentalAbandonment, the murder of his brother, and his own drug addiction, turned him into the greedy [[JerkAss jerkass]] who betrayed his own loyal partners.



** Tommy Vercetti from ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCity''. He became a mobster as a way to get money, but was still a sane man. when he got caught, he was locked up in prison for ''15 years''. Those years have turned him into a coldblooded psychopath who does anything for money.
20th Oct '17 9:54:54 AM NoxSky12599
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-->'''Batman''': You CAN play those roles again, Hagan. Let me help you find a cure.\\
'''Clayface''': No! [[ThatManIsDead Hagan's gone!]] MAKE HIM STOP HAUNTING ME!
14th Oct '17 9:00:42 PM Bugfragged
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* ''Literature/EphemeralPrince'' expands on the backstory of the antagonists of the [[StarStealingPrince prequel game]] and reveals they were victims of the novel's antagonists, the lords.
** [[spoiler:Lina was locked in a tower for most of her youth because of a prophecy that her child will destroy the world. She experiences a HopeSpot when Edgar rescues her and the two become the rulers of the prosperous kingdom of Sabine. Unfortunately, the lords didn't approve of the prophecy or their marriage, so they destroyed the kingdom as DisproportionateRetribution. This causes the couple to become cynical and paranoid to the point where they abandoned their responsibilities as rulers and parents to gain power for themselves, ironically setting up the [[SelfFulfillingProphecy circumstances necessary for the prophecy to come true]]. They go on to become the secondary antagonists of the prequel game. Of the two, Lina is more tragic due to having some regrets about what they did to their son, Snowe.]]
** [[spoiler:Soan (the Original King) and Xiri (the demon inside Snowe), the BigBadEnsemble of the prequel game, ended up in their situation because the former was tricked by a lord into eating the latter alive. As a result, [[AndIMustScream Xiri goes insane]] and convinces Soan that the only way to make his kingdom immortal is to kill his citizens and take their souls. This fails to make any headway into Soan's research into immortality and he clearly regrets what he did to his people, but he stays in denial that his plans are beyond salvageable. Unfortunately, both of them end up in worse situations when Edgar and Lina separate them and haphazardly seal Xiri into Snowe, causing Soan's citizens to die and causing Xiri to further lose his sanity. Soan himself eventually recovers from their attack and snaps from losing his only hope of reviving his people, though losing to the main characters causes him to calm down and realize his folly.]]
13th Oct '17 12:42:05 PM VisitorAlex
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* Vaas Montenegro from ''VideoGame/FarCry3''. [[spoiler:Not only he is manipulated by [[BigBad Hoyt]] with drugs, there are several instances where it is implied that all is not well upstairs. That, and his FreudianExcuse.]]
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