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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.
16th May '17 2:12:35 PM nombretomado
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* Arcueid Brunestud of ''{{Tsukihime}}'' was bred to be the strongest (and purest, without the innate desire for blood that plagued the rest of her race) of the True Ancestors, with the intent of having her hunt down their fallen brethren who had become insane blood drinkers, and the Dead Apostle vampires that ''they'' had spawned. In a slight twist on the trope, they had fully intended to give her a proper education and a normal (by True Ancestor standards, anyway) life after she'd finished her job, and had in fact started on doing so when things [[GoneHorriblyWrong got out of control]].

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* Arcueid Brunestud of ''{{Tsukihime}}'' ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' was bred to be the strongest (and purest, without the innate desire for blood that plagued the rest of her race) of the True Ancestors, with the intent of having her hunt down their fallen brethren who had become insane blood drinkers, and the Dead Apostle vampires that ''they'' had spawned. In a slight twist on the trope, they had fully intended to give her a proper education and a normal (by True Ancestor standards, anyway) life after she'd finished her job, and had in fact started on doing so when things [[GoneHorriblyWrong got out of control]].
7th May '17 3:46:55 AM Zeiram1990
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* [[MagnificentBastard Princess Azula]] from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' is the TykeBomb of her father EvilOverlord Ozai. This is one of the most successful examples, as Ozai made sure to "coddle and praise" her rather than "abuse her and insist she is made to serve him" (that's what [[TheUnFavorite Zuko]] is for.) She still [[VillainousBreakdown snapped]] eventually, due to the constant pressure and [[LonelyAtTheTop complete isolation]]. And he was already showing signs of [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness throwing her over]] towards the end...

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* [[MagnificentBastard Princess Azula]] Azula from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' is the TykeBomb of her father EvilOverlord Ozai. This is one of the most successful examples, as Ozai made sure to "coddle and praise" her rather than "abuse her and insist she is made to serve him" (that's what [[TheUnFavorite Zuko]] is for.) She still [[VillainousBreakdown snapped]] eventually, due to the constant pressure and [[LonelyAtTheTop complete isolation]]. And he was already showing signs of [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness throwing her over]] towards the end...
23rd Apr '17 1:00:30 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' character Karai is turned into one of these in the [[TMNT2003 2003 cartoon]]. An orphan found and adopted by the Shredder at an early age, he turned her into one of his most loyal and capable lieutenants. The Shredder, surprisingly enough, turns out to be a rather good parent (at least from her account) and the ensuing loyalty she feels to him is at the core of her character arc.

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* ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' character Karai is turned into one of these in the [[TMNT2003 [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 2003 cartoon]]. An orphan found and adopted by the Shredder at an early age, he turned her into one of his most loyal and capable lieutenants. The Shredder, surprisingly enough, turns out to be a rather good parent (at least from her account) and the ensuing loyalty she feels to him is at the core of her character arc.
20th Apr '17 11:11:13 PM Doodler
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* Some of the more [[TheDitz out-there]] Republicans suspect that UsefulNotes/BarackObama is this.

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* Some of the more [[TheDitz out-there]] Republicans suspect that UsefulNotes/BarackObama is this. He's far from the only official accused of this; odds are every public figure has at least one ConspiracyTheorist claiming they were trained from birth to fulfill some nefarious plan.
19th Apr '17 3:52:44 AM Ramona122003
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* In ''Manga/HunterXHunter'' Killua Zoldyck was raised to be an assassin and eventually become head of his family of assassins.
** Repeatedly acknowledged by Killua himself throughout the series.

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* In ''Manga/HunterXHunter'' Killua Zoldyck was raised to be an assassin and eventually become head of his family of assassins.
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assassins. Repeatedly acknowledged by Killua himself throughout the series.



** Taken a step further in ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' where Piccolo kidnaps Gohan for the very purpose of helping him conquer the world and only finding out about the Saiyans on the day they arrive.
18th Apr '17 8:55:17 PM XMenMutant22
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These villains would probably be more effective if said creations were not typically abused or treated badly by villains who insist they exist to serve their master, rather than being coddled and praised; thus they tend to be [[SympatheticSentientWeapon sympathetic]]. This usually culminates in TheDogBitesBack, followed by escaping and eventually becoming a thorn in some hero's side. If the character is an actual child, this can complicate the hero's sense of morality of how he deals with people. Expect all but the worst of {{Anti Hero}}es to try DefusingTheTykeBomb. Excpect an occassional KidSamurai amongst a lot of ChildSoldiers

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These villains would probably be more effective if said creations were not typically abused or treated badly by villains who insist they exist to serve their master, rather than being coddled and praised; thus they tend to be [[SympatheticSentientWeapon sympathetic]]. This usually culminates in TheDogBitesBack, followed by escaping and eventually becoming a thorn in some hero's side. If the character is an actual child, this can complicate the hero's sense of morality of how he deals with people. Expect all but the worst of {{Anti Hero}}es to try DefusingTheTykeBomb. Excpect Expect an occassional KidSamurai amongst a lot of ChildSoldiers
16th Apr '17 7:03:04 PM nombretomado
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* [[MamaBear Mara Jade Skywalker]] from the StarWarsExpandedUniverse, minus the abuse, plus some favoritism and possibly a bit of mind control on Palpatine's part. The fact that I listed her full name should mean [[DefectingForLove something]]... if you know the universe well enough to know whose mama bear she is, or whose love she's defecting for. In case you don't, someone will be along shortly to explain. Hopefully. Fingers crossed!
* In ''Jedi Search'', from the StarWarsExpandedUniverse, Qwi Xux was revealed to be the only survivor of an Imperial plan to create, not tykebombs ''per se'', but super-engineers capable of designing super-weapons, out of children from Omwat.
* Moke in ''StarTrekNewFrontier'' was not raised to be a Tykebomb, but he turned out to be one nonetheless. Moke is not the name his father would have given him. He'd have picked something more traditional like... [[spoiler:Thor]]

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* [[MamaBear Mara Jade Skywalker]] from the StarWarsExpandedUniverse, Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse, minus the abuse, plus some favoritism and possibly a bit of mind control on Palpatine's part. The fact that I listed her full name should mean [[DefectingForLove something]]... if you know the universe well enough to know whose mama bear she is, or whose love she's defecting for. In case you don't, someone will be along shortly to explain. Hopefully. Fingers crossed!
* In ''Jedi Search'', from the StarWarsExpandedUniverse, Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse, Qwi Xux was revealed to be the only survivor of an Imperial plan to create, not tykebombs ''per se'', but super-engineers capable of designing super-weapons, out of children from Omwat.
* Moke in ''StarTrekNewFrontier'' ''Literature/StarTrekNewFrontier'' was not raised to be a Tykebomb, but he turned out to be one nonetheless. Moke is not the name his father would have given him. He'd have picked something more traditional like... [[spoiler:Thor]]
15th Apr '17 9:16:10 PM Gamermaster
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** Even the protagonist, Monkey D. Luffy and his brother, Portgas D. Ace were technically examples of this trope. At least with Luffy, it was revealed that his inhuman strength, stamina and outright {{Determinator}} status was the result of his grandfather, [[spoiler:Vice-Admiral]] Garp throwing into deep ravines, cliffs and exposing him to high altitudes by ''tying him up to helium balloons'', all for the purpose of making him a strong Marine (likewise with Ace). Ironically, when Garp's back was turned (''for several years'', apparently) they ran off to become powerful pirates which even caught the World Government's attention. Had Lucci known that Luffy was trained by Vice-Admiral Garp, maybe he wouldn't have taken him so lightly, and [[OhCrap then it wouldn't seem such a surprise when he rises from your best attack ready to retaliate]].

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** Even the protagonist, Monkey D. Luffy and his brother, Portgas D. Ace were technically examples of this trope. At least with Luffy, it was revealed that his inhuman strength, stamina and outright {{Determinator}} status was the result of his grandfather, [[spoiler:Vice-Admiral]] Garp throwing into deep ravines, cliffs and exposing him to high altitudes by ''tying him up to helium balloons'', all for the purpose of making him a strong Marine (likewise with Ace). Ironically, when Garp's back was turned (''for several years'', apparently) they ran off to become powerful pirates which even caught the World Government's attention. Had Lucci known that Luffy was trained by Vice-Admiral [[spoiler:Vice-Admiral]] Garp, maybe he wouldn't have taken him so lightly, and [[OhCrap then it wouldn't seem such a surprise when he rises from your best attack ready to retaliate]].
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