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18th Oct '17 11:11:36 PM LovePsychothefirst
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* A relatively early WhamEpisode of ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' is that [[spoiler: Luke fon Fabre]] is one. Specifically [[spoiler: both the original and the replica; the original due to [[PropheciesAreAlwaysRight the Score]] the proclaims he will give his country great prosperity...at the small cost of him being a ''literal'' bomb to destroy a town and kill himself in the process. The replica comes from hijacking the plan with all the [[AwfulTruth facts]] known about the Score, and the original is taken in by the BigBad in an attempt to make him a personal tykebomb. Both tykebombs are responsible for screwing over all plans, but especially the replica.]]
6th Oct '17 7:39:35 PM Gamermaster
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** Jack himself is a benevolent version, as his father arranged for him to train with different fighters around the world if/when Aku broke free. Unlike the Daughters, Jack got a lot of social interaction with the various cultures (some of which helped save his life in the future, such as his memories of Egypt helping him figure out how to defeat the Minions of Set), ending up much more well-adjusted ([[spoiler: and unfortunately for the Daughters, effective]]) than a lot of other Tyke Bombs.

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** Jack himself is a benevolent version, as his father arranged for him to train with different fighters around the world if/when Aku broke free. Unlike the Daughters, Jack got a lot of social interaction with the various cultures (some of which helped save his life in the future, such as his memories of Egypt helping him figure out how to defeat the Minions of Set), ending up much more well-adjusted ([[spoiler: and ([[spoiler:and unfortunately for the Daughters, effective]]) than a lot of other Tyke Bombs.
12th Aug '17 12:07:37 AM Faolin
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* ''VideoGame/ValdisStoryAbyssalCity'' has a rare heroic(ish) example. The dying goddess Valdis charged a mortal to protect her newborn daughter [[spoiler: Reina]]. The aforementioned mortal realised he might not be able to keep that oath forever, so took it upon himself to seduce a high-ranked demoness, and raised the resulting child to be a living weapon in [[spoiler: Reina's]] service. The two are unaware of this arrangement for most of the game, but by happy coincidence are close enough to get ShipTease with each other. [[spoiler: Reina]] herself is a more downplayed example, as Valdis created her specifically to overthrow the tyranny of her previous two daughters.
11th Aug '17 8:16:52 PM TheJ0ker
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* Jessica in ''Literature/{{Mavericks}}'' was raised by her [[PrivateMilitaryContractors mercenary]] [[ArcVillain mother]] to be a solider from the day she could hold a gun. Just in her first few appearances, she beats up an armed gangbanger, several mercs and half a dozen prison inmates before she even becomes a [[SuperTeam Maverick]].
27th Jun '17 10:29:06 AM BeerBaron
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* In the ''Franchise/ElderScrolls'' series it is mentioned that [[LizardFolk Argonians]] [[SignificantBirthDate born under the sign of the Shadow]] (which grants them {{Invisibility}}) are taken at birth and trained to be assassins, referred to as [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Shadowscales]]. It is likely that their mortality rate is either extremely high or that particular birthsign extremely rare, as by the time of Skyrim only one appears to be left. It is also possible that the numbers and identites of new recruits are kept classified; as such the remaining survivor of any given group may consider himself LastOfHisKind.

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* In the ''Franchise/ElderScrolls'' series ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series, it is mentioned that [[LizardFolk Argonians]] [[SignificantBirthDate born under the sign of the Shadow]] (which grants them {{Invisibility}}) are taken at birth and to be trained to be assassins, referred to as [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Shadowscales]]. It is likely that their mortality rate is either extremely high or that particular birthsign extremely rare, as in the arts of stealth and assassination by the [[MurderInc Dark Brotherhood]]. Some Argonian tribes take their duty of producing Shadowscales to such a degree that they have created potions which allow females to synchronize their egg-laying cycle with the Shadow constellation. This is Justified in-universe as the Hist, [[WiseTree sentient]] and possibly {{omniscient}} trees which the Argonians worship in their Black Marsh homeland, are said to "acknowledge" [[PowerOfTheVoid Sithis]] as the original creator of the universe. This would also help explain the Shadowscales, as the Dark Brotherhood operates in service to Sithis. However, by the 4th Era (the time of Skyrim ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]''), [[LastOfHisKind only one appears to be left. It is also possible Shadowscale remains]]. (Cicero, caretaker of the Night Mother in ''Skyrim'', states in his journal that the numbers and identites of new recruits are kept classified; as such Shadowscale training facility in the remaining survivor Argonian city of any given group may consider himself LastOfHisKind.Archon had been closed down.)
18th Jun '17 2:35:57 PM TheJ0ker
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* In ''ComicBook/KickAss'', the backstory of Hit-Girl was that she was over-trained at an early by her vigilante-minded father to grow up akin to ''Franchise/{{Batman}}''. Though it must be considered that [[spoiler:the "defected cop whose wife was murdered" story [[BasedOnAGreatBigLie was made up by Big Daddy]]. The motivation for turning his daughter into a killing machine was not revenge, but [[IJustWantToBeBadass simple fun]].]]

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* In ''ComicBook/KickAss'', the backstory of Hit-Girl was that she was over-trained at an early age by her vigilante-minded father to grow up akin to ''Franchise/{{Batman}}''. Though it must be considered that [[spoiler:the "defected cop whose wife was murdered" story [[BasedOnAGreatBigLie was made up by Big Daddy]]. The motivation for turning his daughter into a killing machine was not revenge, but [[IJustWantToBeBadass simple fun]].]]
11th Jun '17 2:55:21 PM nombretomado
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* X-23, a modified clone of Wolverine, in ''XMenEvolution'' (who later became a CanonImmigrant to the print comics)

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* X-23, a modified clone of Wolverine, in ''XMenEvolution'' ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'' (who later became a CanonImmigrant to the print comics)
27th May '17 2:20:00 PM nombretomado
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*** The Viet Cong were infamous for this practice in the VietnamWar, such that US soldiers were ordered to shoot any kids approaching their positions. Subsequently this was one of the origins of the "Baby Killer" insult.

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*** The Viet Cong were infamous for this practice in the VietnamWar, UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar, such that US soldiers were ordered to shoot any kids approaching their positions. Subsequently this was one of the origins of the "Baby Killer" insult.
22nd May '17 10:29:04 PM Rhythminthemind
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* [[spoiler:Gaara]] of ''Fanfic/ChasingTheShadow'' is this to a massive degree, as the [[spoiler:evil spirit living in his head and pretending to be his mother repeatedly berates him if he fails to kill often enough.]] It screws him up pretty badly.
19th May '17 3:41:31 PM HighCrate
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** Ironically, the Janissaries themselves ended up becoming the aristocratic class they were meant to prevent. After a couple hundred years of kingmaking, finally, one slightly more GenreSavvy Sultan than his predecessors attempted to stop the decline that the entrenched Janissary elite was perpetuating to protect their privileges. Unfortunately, this was in the 19th century, by which time the Ottoman Empire [[VestigialEmpire had declined greatly]] and become the plaything of their neighbors.

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** Ironically, the Janissaries themselves ended up becoming the aristocratic class they were meant to prevent. After a couple hundred years of kingmaking, finally, one slightly more GenreSavvy Sultan than his predecessors attempted to stop the decline that the entrenched Janissary elite was perpetuating to protect their privileges. Unfortunately, this was in the 19th century, by which time the Ottoman Empire [[VestigialEmpire had declined greatly]] and become the plaything of their neighbors.
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