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22nd May '17 1:20:10 PM sorako
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* Gluttony from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''. Despite embodying his Father's gluttony, Gluttony is a near invincible overweight manchild who would rather eat and spend time with Lust like a child to his mother than actively hurting anyone beyond eating them. No doubt tears were shed [[spoiler:when he himself was eaten by the Pride, calling out to Lust (who died earlier in the series) to help him.]]
** Scar in the Brotherhood anime is an (from AntiVillain to AntiHero) example. When asked what is his name, says that Ishvalan names are from God and implies that he doesn't deserve to be called by his real name anymore. Also when Winry hates him for [[spoiler: killing her parents after they helped him due to his confusion at the time]] and tries to and contemplates whether or not to [[spoiler: kill him]], he understands and seems at peace with the idea of [[spoiler: her getting her revenge on him and dying as a result]].

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* Gluttony from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''.''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'':
** Gluttony.
Despite embodying his Father's gluttony, Gluttony is a near invincible overweight manchild who would rather eat and spend time with Lust like a child to his mother than actively hurting anyone beyond eating them. No doubt tears were shed [[spoiler:when he himself was eaten by the Pride, calling out to Lust (who died earlier in the series) to help him.]]
** Scar in the Brotherhood anime is an (from AntiVillain to AntiHero) example. When asked what is his name, says that Ishvalan names are from God and implies that he doesn't deserve to be called by his real name anymore. Also when Winry [[spoiler:Winry]] hates him for [[spoiler: killing her parents after they helped him due to his confusion at the time]] and tries to and contemplates whether or not to [[spoiler: kill him]], him, he understands and seems at peace with the idea of [[spoiler: her getting her revenge on him and dying as a result]].result.



** Most of the homonculi in the ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'' anime, except [[NietszcheWannabe Envy]] and [[AGodAmI Pride]], count as this. Gluttony is much like his manga incarnation [[spoiler:until Dante brain-washes him because of his attachment to Lust]]. Wrath was a sweet, normal kid when introduced. He eventually warps into an antagonist but he mainly just wants a mother. [[spoiler:It isn't until TheMovie that he realizes that he had Izumi the entire time, though by then she's succumbed to her ilness]]. Lust and Sloth are both tormented by their nature as CameBackWrong subjects and the lives they used to lead, with the former realising IJustWantToBeHuman [[spoiler:and realising as she's killed that she's able to die as one]] and the latter lashing out at all the remains of her life [[spoiler:before being killed by her own children in self-defence when she tries to murder them]]. Greed just wants to be left alone and free of his creator [[spoiler:and commits SuicideByCop when that is denied to him]].

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** Most of the homonculi in the ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'' anime, first [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist anime]], except [[NietszcheWannabe [[StrawNihilist Envy]] and [[AGodAmI Pride]], count as this. Gluttony is much like his manga incarnation [[spoiler:until Dante brain-washes him because of his attachment to Lust]]. Wrath was a sweet, normal kid when introduced. He eventually warps into an antagonist but he mainly just wants a mother. [[spoiler:It isn't until TheMovie that he realizes that he had Izumi the entire time, though by then she's succumbed to her ilness]].illness]]. Lust and Sloth are both tormented by their nature as CameBackWrong subjects and the lives they used to lead, with the former realising IJustWantToBeHuman [[spoiler:and realising as she's killed that she's able to die as one]] and the latter lashing out at all the remains of her life [[spoiler:before being killed by her own children in self-defence when she tries to murder them]]. Greed just wants to be left alone and free of his creator [[spoiler:and commits SuicideByCop when that is denied to him]].
20th May '17 3:41:02 AM Stranrep
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** By ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'', Freeze took Batman's advice and quit villainy to work full-time in solving his wife's Huntington's Disease. Unfortunately, his new Wayne-Tech research team and laboratory don't get him any closer to a cure for a whole year, and everyone worries that what is left of Freeze's sanity will break... [[spoiler: In the end, he and Nora are reunited, but his equipment is broken, so they'll both ddie soon.]]

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** By ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'', Freeze took Batman's advice and quit villainy to work full-time in solving his wife's Huntington's Disease. Unfortunately, his new Wayne-Tech research team and laboratory don't get him any closer to a cure for a whole year, and everyone worries that what is left of Freeze's sanity will break... [[spoiler: In the end, he and Nora are reunited, but his equipment is broken, so they'll both ddie die soon.]]
17th May '17 10:13:23 PM Randomfan11
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* Bellamy from ''Manga/OnePiece'' becomes this in the Dressrosa Arc. While he was an all-around {{Jerkass}} in the Jaya Arc and later presumed dead, he did show a great deal of respect towards Doflamingo. He eventually returned with a new lease on life, respecting Luffy much more and having an even stronger desire to move up in Doflamingo's ranks. During the course of the arc, Luffy even comes to cheer Bellamy on during the coliseum match and call him his friend. Later on, though, he's given orders by Diamante to assassinate Luffy with the promise of an Executive chair in return (which is a ruse anyway since Diamante then immediately tells Dellinger to kill Bellamy, a fact that Dellinger does not mind slipping to Bellamy even before he attempts the assassination). Much later, when Doflamingo begins his "election game" demanding the heads of the Straw Hats and company, Bellamy approaches him alone to ask if he really wanted him dead; in exchange, Doflamingo beats him to a bloody pulp and leaves him at his feet for Luffy and Law to find later. Doflamingo then controls Bellamy and forces him to fight Luffy, which Luffy is hesitant against since he now considers Bellamy a friend, which moves Bellamy to tears. Eventually Doflamingo releases Bellamy from his control, but when Luffy attempts to go after him, Bellamy intervenes with his Spring Hopper technique, begging Luffy to fight him one last time. He still refuses to turn on Doflamingo even after all he's done, even admitting that he chose the wrong man to admire. While initially hesitant to fight him, Luffy eventually knocks him out in one blow ([[MeaningfulEcho mirroring the way he took him out at Jaya]]), leaving him bloody and with tears running down his face; Bellamy's last thoughts before falling unconscious is thanking Luffy for call him a friend. [[UnstoppableRage Knowing that Bellamy was fighting out of honor for an honorless man]] [[CallMyName causes Luffy to scream Doflamingo's name in fury]].

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* Bellamy from ''Manga/OnePiece'' has ''a lot'' of villains that qualify for this trope.
** Bellamy
becomes this in the Dressrosa Arc. While he was an all-around {{Jerkass}} in the Jaya Arc and later presumed dead, he did show a great deal of respect towards Doflamingo. He eventually returned with a new lease on life, respecting Luffy much more and having an even stronger desire to move up in Doflamingo's ranks. During the course of the arc, Luffy even comes to cheer Bellamy on during the coliseum match and call him his friend. Later on, though, he's given orders by Diamante to assassinate Luffy with the promise of an Executive chair in return (which is a ruse anyway since Diamante then immediately tells Dellinger to kill Bellamy, a fact that Dellinger does not mind slipping to Bellamy even before he attempts the assassination). Much later, when Doflamingo begins his "election game" demanding the heads of the Straw Hats and company, Bellamy approaches him alone to ask if he really wanted him dead; in exchange, Doflamingo beats him to a bloody pulp and leaves him at his feet for Luffy and Law to find later. Doflamingo then controls Bellamy and forces him to fight Luffy, which Luffy is hesitant against since he now considers Bellamy a friend, which moves Bellamy to tears. Eventually Doflamingo releases Bellamy from his control, but when Luffy attempts to go after him, Bellamy intervenes with his Spring Hopper technique, begging Luffy to fight him one last time. He still refuses to turn on Doflamingo even after all he's done, even admitting that he chose the wrong man to admire. While initially hesitant to fight him, Luffy eventually knocks him out in one blow ([[MeaningfulEcho mirroring the way he took him out at Jaya]]), leaving him bloody and with tears running down his face; Bellamy's last thoughts before falling unconscious is thanking Luffy for call him a friend. [[UnstoppableRage Knowing that Bellamy was fighting out of honor for an honorless man]] [[CallMyName causes Luffy to scream Doflamingo's name in fury]].fury]].
** [[spoiler:The Vinsmoke children were all essentially ForcedIntoEvil by their [[AbusiveParents father]], [[TheSocialDarwinist Judge]]. The Vinsmoke quadruplets, Ichiji, Niji, and Yonji were physically and psychologically altered in utero to turn them utterly remorseless killers that will lead Germa to greatness, which robbed them of all chances to become people the moment they were born because they literally couldn't feel and/or understand benevolent emotions such as love and compassion. Their older sister, Reiju, received similar modifications that left her unable to resist her father's orders in any way except LoopholeAbuse - unlike her brothers, she had her humanity intact, but because she had the emotional capacity to understand her family's atrocities, she became so consumed with self-loathing that she feels the only way to atone for her actions is through death, as she sees both herself and her family as cruel murderers whose presence will only ruin the world they live in.]]
15th May '17 6:18:03 PM JohnnyHuang
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* All four main antagonists in the ''Franchise/FatalFrame'' series. All of them were nice people when they were alive, it's only when they died and were corrupted by their respective gates to Hell that they started killing everyone.

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* All four of the main antagonists in the ''Franchise/FatalFrame'' series. All of them series were nice people when they were alive, alive; it's only when they died and were corrupted by their respective gates to Hell HellGate that they started killing everyone.
2nd May '17 7:16:22 PM DreamerCynist2
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** Professor Chaos, Butters's villanous SecretIdentity in the season 6. After the main boys snub him, he adopts the alter-ego "Professor Chaos", and plots to drown the world... with a garden hose.
** Scott Tenorman, the villain of the 200/201 episodes. While he was not such a nice guy before the events in "Scott Tenorman Must Die", still counts.

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** Professor Chaos, Butters's villanous SecretIdentity in the season 6. After the main boys snub him, he adopts the alter-ego "Professor Chaos", and plots such villainous acts as trying to drown the world... with a garden hose.
hose and screwing with people's... soup orders.
** Scott Tenorman, the villain of the 200/201 episodes. episodes also counts. While he was not such a nice guy before the events in "Scott Tenorman Must Die", still counts.there's no denying that Cartman's way of getting back at him (namely by having Scott's parents killed and made into chilli, making Scott eat the chilli and setting things up so that he would be mocked by his favourite group for his understandable breakdown) was cruel enough to qualify as a MoralEventHorizon.
1st May '17 11:35:14 AM Stranrep
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** Regime Superman from ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'' is definetely this. Originally just as benevolent as main Superman, he was going to become a father Lois. However, Joker tricks him into killing his wife and unborn son, which triggers Metropoliis nuclear destruction. In rage, Superman killed the Joker, and decided to stop all wars to make sure the world never suffer such tragedy again, becoming a world ruler. But he had to use more and more lethal force, which brought him in confrontation with Batman. With his broken mental state, the escalation of conflict and oppostion of his best friend, he became a hate-filled tyrant, obsessed with destroying anyone, including innocent people and former friends, just because they stand against him and his Regime.

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** * Regime Superman from ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'' is definetely this. Originally just as benevolent as main Superman, he was going to become a father Lois. However, Joker tricks him into killing his wife and unborn son, which triggers Metropoliis nuclear destruction. In rage, Superman killed the Joker, and decided to stop all wars to make sure the world never suffer such tragedy again, becoming a world ruler. But he had to use more and more lethal force, which brought him in confrontation with Batman. With his broken mental state, the escalation of conflict and oppostion of his best friend, he became a hate-filled tyrant, obsessed with destroying anyone, including innocent people and former friends, just because they stand against him and his Regime.
1st May '17 11:34:26 AM Stranrep
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* In ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'', Mr. Freeze doesn't have it much better in the game than he does in the comics. His wife is still frozen, and he's blackmailed by the Joker for the TITAN cure, leading to him getting captured by Strange and thrown to the Penguin, who proceeded to torture him, [[Main/TheWoobie giving him woobie status]] until the Batman came around. Eventually he did reunite with her, but only if you're willing to endure that side quest.
** By ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'', Freeze took Batman's advice and quit villainy to work full-time in solving his wife's Huntington's Disease. Unfortunately, his new Wayne-Tech research team and laboratory don't get him any closer to a cure for a whole year, and everyone worries that what is left of Freeze's sanity will break... [[spoiler: In the end, he and Nora are reunited, but his equipment is broken, so they'll both ddie soon.]]
*** The Arkham Knight himself is a broken man. Joker tortured him over the course of a year ''in Arkham Asylum'', meaning that Batman overlooked every trace of the missing teenager while he was branded, humiliated, forced to watch pictures of his family ''adopting a replacement within three months'', etc. His motives for hating Batman are petty, "Why didn't you save me, you deserve to die too", but his mind is too broken and his lieutenants are too awed by his skill to think about getting their boss a psychologist.



* In ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'', Mr. Freeze doesn't have it much better in the game than he does in the comics. His wife is still frozen, and he's blackmailed by the Joker for the TITAN cure, leading to him getting captured by Strange and thrown to the Penguin, who proceeded to torture him, [[Main/TheWoobie giving him woobie status]] until the Batman came around. Eventually he did reunite with her, but only if you're willing to endure that side quest.
** By ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'', Freeze took Batman's advice and quit villainy to work full-time in solving his wife's Huntington's Disease. Unfortunately, his new Wayne-Tech research team and laboratory don't get him any closer to a cure for a whole year, and everyone worries that what is left of Freeze's sanity will break...
*** The Arkham Knight himself is a broken man. Joker tortured him over the course of a year ''in Arkham Asylum'', meaning that Batman overlooked every trace of the missing teenager while he was branded, humiliated, forced to watch pictures of his family ''adopting a replacement within three months'', etc. His motives for hating Batman are petty, "Why didn't you save me, you deserve to die too", but his mind is too broken and his lieutenants are too awed by his skill to think about getting their boss a psychologist.


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** Regime Superman from ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'' is definetely this. Originally just as benevolent as main Superman, he was going to become a father Lois. However, Joker tricks him into killing his wife and unborn son, which triggers Metropoliis nuclear destruction. In rage, Superman killed the Joker, and decided to stop all wars to make sure the world never suffer such tragedy again, becoming a world ruler. But he had to use more and more lethal force, which brought him in confrontation with Batman. With his broken mental state, the escalation of conflict and oppostion of his best friend, he became a hate-filled tyrant, obsessed with destroying anyone, including innocent people and former friends, just because they stand against him and his Regime.
1st May '17 11:05:52 AM Stranrep
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** Ahriman of the Thousand Sons is revealed to be sorry for the spell that locked his comrades' souls into their armor and wish to serve the Emperor but continues to commit vile acts to find the knowledge to cure them.

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** Ahriman of the Thousand Sons is revealed to be sorry for the spell that locked his comrades' souls into their armor and wish wishes to serve the Emperor but continues to commit vile acts to find the knowledge to cure them.
14th Apr '17 2:55:33 PM Kotomikun
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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]].]]
7th Apr '17 3:20:14 PM Stranrep
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* The ruthless Tywin Lannister of ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' is the most feared lord in Westeros. He is this because his father's weakness almost caused the fall of their family. The death of his wife (who was the velvet glove to his iron fist) also made it hard for him to raise his children with love and compassion, and led to his hatred of the child of this birth, Tyrion Lannister. Unfortunately, he has gone to [[LackOfEmpathy another extreme]], which turned his family into a very screwed-up thing, and ended in his death.

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* The ruthless Tywin Lannister of ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' is the most feared lord in Westeros. He is this because his father's weakness almost caused the fall of their family. The death of his wife (who was the velvet glove to his iron fist) also made it hard for him to raise his children with love and compassion, and led to his hatred of the child of this birth, Tyrion Lannister. Unfortunately, he has gone to [[LackOfEmpathy another extreme]], which turned made his family into a children very screwed-up thing, screwed-up, and ended in his death.
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