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6th Feb '16 2:16:32 AM harostar
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* In ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'', it is mentioned that many children orphaned in Ghoul attacks are taken in by [[TheHunter CCG]] and trained to become future Investigators. {{Deuteragonist}} Amon is one such child, as are [[PsychopathicManchild Juuzou]] and the twins, [[CreepyTwins Kuro and Shiro]]. They spend their teens in training, but are not allowed to actually begin working until adulthood. [[TheAce Arima]] may also have been one, as the SpinOff ''Jack'' shows that he was already an Investigator hunting Ghouls while a high school student.
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* In ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'', it is mentioned that many children orphaned in Ghoul attacks are taken in by [[TheHunter CCG]] and trained to become future Investigators. {{Deuteragonist}} Amon is one such child, as are [[PsychopathicManchild Juuzou]] and the twins, [[CreepyTwins Kuro and Shiro]]. They spend their teens in training, but are not allowed to actually begin working until adulthood. [[TheAce Arima]] may also have been one, Then there's the mysterious facility known as the SpinOff ''Jack'' shows "Sunlit Garden", described primarily through euphemisms as a place that he was already an Investigator takes in "special children" and provides them with a "special education". Said children grow up without any sort of formal education or normal relationships, and are essentially killing machines that start hunting Ghouls while a high school student.in their mid-teens. Alumni include [[CuteButPsycho Hairu Ihei]], Ching-Li Hsiao, and possibly even the legendary Kishou Arima.
26th Jan '16 9:23:12 PM Adept
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* {{Anti Hero}}ic example in ''HadesProjectZeorymer''. The OVA ''begins'' with the protagonist finding out that his parents were paid by the government to raise him. There's a bit of FridgeHorror later on as he notes that he's their ''eldest'' child, heavily implying that he had younger siblings '''that would never see him again.'''
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* {{Anti Hero}}ic example in ''HadesProjectZeorymer''.''Manga/HadesProjectZeorymer''. The OVA ''begins'' with the protagonist finding out that his parents were paid by the government to raise him. There's a bit of FridgeHorror later on as he notes that he's their ''eldest'' child, heavily implying that he had younger siblings '''that would never see him again.'''
21st Jan '16 9:37:18 AM Willbyr
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* [[BigBad Gaia]] of ''GingaNagareboshiGin'' has an [[ChildSoldiers army of young wolves]] under his command who have been raised to be so loyal to their ruler that they are not afraid to die for him. Usually, this is exactly what they must do since their favored method of attacking is [[TakingYouWithMe plunging their enemies along with themselves into lava]].
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* [[BigBad Gaia]] of ''GingaNagareboshiGin'' ''Manga/GingaNagareboshiGin'' has an [[ChildSoldiers army of young wolves]] under his command who have been raised to be so loyal to their ruler that they are not afraid to die for him. Usually, this is exactly what they must do since their favored method of attacking is [[TakingYouWithMe plunging their enemies along with themselves into lava]].

* In ''OnePiece'', eight members of the secret government organization Cipher Pol #9, were trained from young ages the martial arts known as Rokushiki (Japanese for "six powers"), pushing their bodies to superhuman levels for the purpose of carrying out covert assassinations in the name of the World Government. Most notable of the group is Rob Lucci: so fearful that legends have been made of him from his efficiency, coldness and brutality to the point that it not only was believed he was the least likely of the group to ever be defeated, but can survive a Buster Call, which to put into perspective ''razed an island''.
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* In ''OnePiece'', ''Manga/OnePiece'', eight members of the secret government organization Cipher Pol #9, were trained from young ages the martial arts known as Rokushiki (Japanese for "six powers"), pushing their bodies to superhuman levels for the purpose of carrying out covert assassinations in the name of the World Government. Most notable of the group is Rob Lucci: so fearful that legends have been made of him from his efficiency, coldness and brutality to the point that it not only was believed he was the least likely of the group to ever be defeated, but can survive a Buster Call, which to put into perspective ''razed an island''.

* In the {{OVA}} ''Kite'', the main villains have a pattern of adopting orphans, raising them, ritually molesting them, and deploying them as Tykebombs for hire. The protagonist is one of their creations, and it's shown that her master ''made her'' an orphan, while she watched. It's pretty ill.
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* In the {{OVA}} ''Kite'', ''Anime/{{Kite}}'', the main villains have a pattern of adopting orphans, raising them, ritually molesting them, and deploying them as Tykebombs for hire. The protagonist is one of their creations, and it's shown that her master ''made her'' an orphan, while she watched. It's pretty ill.

* In ''HunterXHunter'' Killua Zoldyck was raised to be an assassin and eventually become head of his family of assassins.
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* In ''HunterXHunter'' ''Manga/HunterXHunter'' Killua Zoldyck was raised to be an assassin and eventually become head of his family of assassins.

* ''DragonBallZ''
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* ''DragonBallZ''''Anime/DragonBallZ''

--> '''Krillin''': If Gohan survives he'll turn out like Piccolo!
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--> ---> '''Krillin''': If Gohan survives he'll turn out like Piccolo!

* In season 2 of ''CodeGeass'', Rolo Lamperouge turns out to be a tykebomb. His lack of experience beyond doing his duty (and being rather psychotic) makes him easy pickings for being manipulated and suborned by the very person he was sent after.
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* In season 2 of ''CodeGeass'', ''Anime/CodeGeass'', Rolo Lamperouge turns out to be a tykebomb. His lack of experience beyond doing his duty (and being rather psychotic) makes him easy pickings for being manipulated and suborned by the very person he was sent after.

* A rare example from the (nominal) heroes, Omi Tsukiyono from ''WeissKreuz'' was rescued from abduction as a child by his handler, Persia, only to be raised as an assassin by him with the intention Omi would then be sent to [[spoiler: kill Reiji Takatori, the father who abandoned him, who was also Persia's older brother]]. Unfortunately for Persia, [[spoiler: Omi's paternity turned out to be rather less clear-cut than he'd imagined]] and he turned out to have [[spoiler: trained ''his own child'' to be a conditioned killer]]. And these are the ''good'' guys. * ''FlameOfRecca'' is almost a perfect illustration of why you should treat your creations properly. The BigBad, Mori Kouran, secretly created dozens of genetically-engineered clones of his [[TheDragon Dragon]] Kurei, spliced together with genes from his own daughter, Kurenai, in an attempt to create a servant that would have Kurei's terrifying flame powers, but that Kouran could go to sleep around without worrying that he would wake up with his face burnt off. Only two of his creations survived: A girl, Renge, and a [[DudeLooksLikeALady boy]], Aoi. Renge had flame powers and childlike simplicity, exactly what Kouran had been looking for, and so he adopted her as his daughter and spoiled her with praises. She remained loyal right through the end of the series, up until when Kouran [[spoiler:killed her and absorbed her flame powers in order to give himself resistance to the protagonist's similar ones.]] Aoi, on the other hand, did not have flame powers, and so was considered a failure. He was treated like garbage, and although he did serve Kouran faithfully through most of the series (trying desperately to prove his worth), in the end ThePowerOfFriendship causes him to perform a HeelFaceTurn.
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* A rare example from the (nominal) heroes, Omi Tsukiyono from ''WeissKreuz'' ''Anime/WeissKreuz'' was rescued from abduction as a child by his handler, Persia, only to be raised as an assassin by him with the intention Omi would then be sent to [[spoiler: kill Reiji Takatori, the father who abandoned him, who was also Persia's older brother]]. Unfortunately for Persia, [[spoiler: Omi's paternity turned out to be rather less clear-cut than he'd imagined]] and he turned out to have [[spoiler: trained ''his own child'' to be a conditioned killer]]. And these are the ''good'' guys. * ''FlameOfRecca'' ''Manga/FlameOfRecca'' is almost a perfect illustration of why you should treat your creations properly. The BigBad, Mori Kouran, secretly created dozens of genetically-engineered clones of his [[TheDragon Dragon]] Kurei, spliced together with genes from his own daughter, Kurenai, in an attempt to create a servant that would have Kurei's terrifying flame powers, but that Kouran could go to sleep around without worrying that he would wake up with his face burnt off. Only two of his creations survived: A girl, Renge, and a [[DudeLooksLikeALady boy]], Aoi. Renge had flame powers and childlike simplicity, exactly what Kouran had been looking for, and so he adopted her as his daughter and spoiled her with praises. She remained loyal right through the end of the series, up until when Kouran [[spoiler:killed her and absorbed her flame powers in order to give himself resistance to the protagonist's similar ones.]] Aoi, on the other hand, did not have flame powers, and so was considered a failure. He was treated like garbage, and although he did serve Kouran faithfully through most of the series (trying desperately to prove his worth), in the end ThePowerOfFriendship causes him to perform a HeelFaceTurn.

* Apparently Shiro from ''DeadmanWonderland'' had been raised and made into a weapon.
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* Apparently Shiro from ''DeadmanWonderland'' ''Manga/DeadmanWonderland'' had been raised and made into a weapon.

* Hiura in ''{{Kekkaishi}}''.
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* Hiura in ''{{Kekkaishi}}''.''Manga/{{Kekkaishi}}''.

* [[ScrappedPrincess Pacifica Casull]], [[ApocalypseMaiden the poison that will destroy the world]], spends much of her life running and hiding because the whole world believes she is one of these. [[spoiler: She is, but [[RageAgainstTheHeavens not the one they're thinking of]].]]
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* [[ScrappedPrincess [[LightNovel/ScrappedPrincess Pacifica Casull]], [[ApocalypseMaiden the poison that will destroy the world]], spends much of her life running and hiding because the whole world believes she is one of these. [[spoiler: She is, but [[RageAgainstTheHeavens not the one they're thinking of]].]]

* A non-fighting version appears in ''CaptainTsubasa''. [[spoiler: A former DoorstopBaby, Carlos Santana became this after his adoptive parents died and their boss forcefully recruited him, subjecting the kid to TrainingFromHell for several years until he became the "God of Soccer". He gets defused by Tsubasa and his friend Luciano Leo, though. ''And'' in the original manga, he's reunited with his MissingMom.]]
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* A non-fighting version appears in ''CaptainTsubasa''.''Manga/CaptainTsubasa''. [[spoiler: A former DoorstopBaby, Carlos Santana became this after his adoptive parents died and their boss forcefully recruited him, subjecting the kid to TrainingFromHell for several years until he became the "God of Soccer". He gets defused by Tsubasa and his friend Luciano Leo, though. ''And'' in the original manga, he's reunited with his MissingMom.]]

* In ''TigerAndBunny'', [[spoiler:Albert Maverick]] had a spare NEXT kid on his hands [[spoiler:after murdering the kid's parents]]. Not wanting to let things go to waste, he used his own NEXT powers to doctor the kid's memory a bit, set himself up as their ParentalSubstitute, and raised the child in a manner that would guarantee their fierce loyalty to his cause. [[spoiler:This child was Barnaby Brooks Jr.]] * Veronica from FrankenFran is an ArtificialHuman who looks maybe 14 years old and is [[YoungerThanTheyLook probably much younger]], built to be as specialised for assassination as biologically possible, in a setting that runs on ArtMajorBiology.
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* In ''TigerAndBunny'', ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'', [[spoiler:Albert Maverick]] had a spare NEXT kid on his hands [[spoiler:after murdering the kid's parents]]. Not wanting to let things go to waste, he used his own NEXT powers to doctor the kid's memory a bit, set himself up as their ParentalSubstitute, and raised the child in a manner that would guarantee their fierce loyalty to his cause. [[spoiler:This child was Barnaby Brooks Jr.]] * Veronica from FrankenFran ''Manga/FrankenFran'' is an ArtificialHuman who looks maybe 14 years old and is [[YoungerThanTheyLook probably much younger]], built to be as specialised for assassination as biologically possible, in a setting that runs on ArtMajorBiology.
10th Jan '16 12:50:57 AM Ramona122003
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* Arguably, in ''DragonBallZ'', Piccolo kidnapped and trained Son Gohan for a year to be a tykebomb against the oncoming Saiyans, and perhaps if he can use him against his father, Son Goku when he returns from his almost literal TrainingFromHell. However, he grew fond of Gohan over the year, and although Gohan was vital (and would especially be in later sagas), the Saiyans were too strong and it ended up with [[RedemptionEqualsDeath Piccolo sacrificing himself to save the boy.]] ** Krillin even {{Lampshades}} the idea when Piccolo kidnaps Gohan.
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* Arguably, in ''DragonBallZ'', ''DragonBallZ'' ** Piccolo kidnapped and trained Son Gohan for a year to be a tykebomb against the oncoming Saiyans, and perhaps if he can use him against his father, Son Goku when he returns from his almost literal TrainingFromHell. However, he grew fond of Gohan over the year, and although Gohan was vital (and would especially be in later sagas), the Saiyans were too strong and it ended up with [[RedemptionEqualsDeath Piccolo sacrificing himself to save the boy.]] ** ]] Krillin even {{Lampshades}} the idea when Piccolo kidnaps Gohan.

*** Taken a step further in 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.
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*** ** Taken a step further in 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.

** Played a little more straight with Frieza taking on Vegeta as a child. Admittedly Vegeta decided to switch sides a bit prematurely and thus wasn't exactly a threat to Frieza when he did, but when you consider the fact that [[spoiler: Frieza's eventual demise was at the hands of Vegeta's son, the whole thing still seems rather ill advised on Frieza's part]] ** Played even straighter with Son Goku - sent to Earth as an infant with the intention that he would wipe out the inhabitants as he grew up. Derailed when the first Son Gohan dropped Goku on his head by accident, "defusing" him.
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** Played a little more straight with Frieza taking on Vegeta as a child. Admittedly Vegeta decided to switch sides a bit prematurely and thus wasn't exactly a threat to Frieza when he did, but when you consider the fact that [[spoiler: Frieza's eventual demise was at the hands of Vegeta's son, the whole thing still seems rather ill advised on Frieza's part]] part. ** Played even straighter with Son Goku - sent to Earth as an infant toddler with the intention that he would wipe out the inhabitants as he grew up. Derailed when the first Son Gohan dropped Goku on he fell of a cliff and hit his head by in an accident, "defusing" him.him. That is what is widely believed. In ''Dragon Ball Minus'' it is revealed that Goku was sent to Earth for his protection. Although, he was still horribly violent and often attacked the senior Gohan. ** In general, all Saiyans children are raised as tykebombs. Raditz was considered a full-fledge warrior at five or seven and Goku was old enough to be a Frontier Baby at three. Part of the reason why Goku was sent to Earth was because no one would care if he wiped the planet.
3rd Jan '16 11:34:21 AM nombretomado
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* Crona in ''SoulEater'', as a [[LaserGuidedTykeBomb laser-guided]] version created to kill and replace [[BigBad Asura]]. [[spoiler: Kid is essentially Crona's opposite, having been created for the same purpose for different reasons. Fortunately, his father wasn't the Complete Monster [[AbusiveParents Medusa]] was.]]
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* Crona in ''SoulEater'', ''Manga/SoulEater'', as a [[LaserGuidedTykeBomb laser-guided]] version created to kill and replace [[BigBad Asura]]. [[spoiler: Kid is essentially Crona's opposite, having been created for the same purpose for different reasons. Fortunately, his father wasn't the Complete Monster [[AbusiveParents Medusa]] was.]]
25th Dec '15 11:22:41 PM jormis29
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* More literal tykebombs existed in the recent SinestroCorpsWar in the ''GreenLantern'' comic books. The so-called "Children of the White Lobe" are psychokinetic children raised from birth to be fanatical terrorist suicide bombers, and who make use of a mineral that becomes extremely explosive when stimulated by psionic powers such as their own--usually by swallowing a small chunk and then setting it off when the time is right.
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* More literal tykebombs existed in the recent SinestroCorpsWar ''ComicBook/SinestroCorpsWar'' in the ''GreenLantern'' ''ComicBook/GreenLantern'' comic books. The so-called "Children of the White Lobe" are psychokinetic children raised from birth to be fanatical terrorist suicide bombers, and who make use of a mineral that becomes extremely explosive when stimulated by psionic powers such as their own--usually by swallowing a small chunk and then setting it off when the time is right.

* As recently revealed in the ''KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' comics, [[spoiler:Lucien Draay]] was raised by Haazen in this way as part of his [[spoiler:revenge on Lucien's father Barrison]].
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* As recently revealed in the ''KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' ''ComicBook/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' comics, [[spoiler:Lucien Draay]] was raised by Haazen in this way as part of his [[spoiler:revenge on Lucien's father Barrison]].

* {{Thanos}} from ''MarvelComics'' and Gamora. Thanos raised a daughter from childhood to have a perfect assassin. As a subversion he did try to otherwise be a decent father to her, though she rebelled anyway. * Most Sith from StarWarsLegacy. Specifically Darth Talon, who is a [[MsFanservice Tyke Sex Bomb]]. * {{Wolverine}}'s OppositeSexClone ComicBook/{{X 23}} is practically the tykebomb poster child.
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* {{Thanos}} ComicBook/{{Thanos}} from ''MarvelComics'' ''Creator/MarvelComics'' and Gamora. Thanos raised a daughter from childhood to have a perfect assassin. As a subversion he did try to otherwise be a decent father to her, though she rebelled anyway. * Most Sith from StarWarsLegacy.''ComicBook/StarWarsLegacy''. Specifically Darth Talon, who is a [[MsFanservice Tyke Sex Bomb]]. * {{Wolverine}}'s ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}'s OppositeSexClone ComicBook/{{X 23}} is practically the tykebomb poster child.
20th Dec '15 1:32:27 PM Kereea1
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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 [[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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** 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 [[spoiler:Vice-Admiral]] 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]].retaliate]]. ** Trafalgar Law [[spoiler: was born in the city of Flevance, which was poisoned by the Amber Lead mined there. The rest of the world mistook the poisoning for a plague and walled the city off, after which war erupted and everyone was killed except Law, who snuck out by ''hiding in piles of dead bodies'' when he was only ten. He then joined the Donquixote Pirates to kill as many people as possible before his disease killed him. He was somewhat defused by Doflamingo's brother Rocinante, but Doflamingo killing Rocinante put Law on the path for a RoaringRampageOfRevenge at age thirteen, and thirteen years later he comes to collect.]]
19th Dec '15 5:03:12 PM nombretomado
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* {{Anti Hero}}ic example in ''ShakuganNoShana'' with Shana being raised with sole motive of becoming a Flame Haze.
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* {{Anti Hero}}ic example in ''ShakuganNoShana'' ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana'' with Shana being raised with sole motive of becoming a Flame Haze.
27th Nov '15 1:12:08 AM NemoSpecific
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** Shinji himself is the ultimate example of the trope. Gendo sends him away, and when he comes back taunts him and alternates between showing some humanity and treating him like shit ''precisely'' so that Shinji will hate him and direct his feelings towards his mother Yui, [[spoiler: whose soul is inside the Eva, so that he can "synch" with her and eventually trigger Third Impact on Gendo's terms]]. Things dont go ''quite'' according to plan. ** It goes even deeper then that since Yui [[spoiler: planned to make her son into this before she even frickin knew who his father would be. It's implied she married Gendo because of his messed up and easy to mold personality so the chanses would increase for their child to be an emotional wreck. She specifically wanted Shinji to witness her own death to traumatize him, and Gendo's horrible treatment of him was exactly how Yui wanted it. This was all to make Shinji a messed up, hyper vulnerable kid that would have the best chanse to trigger the EVA's unbeatable berserker mode. Wich he does better then anyone]] Seriously: The woman [[{{BlueAndOrangeMorality}} IS NOT HUMAN.]]
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** Shinji himself is the ultimate example of the trope. Gendo sends him away, and when he comes back taunts him and alternates between showing some humanity and treating him like shit ''precisely'' so that Shinji will hate him and direct his feelings towards his mother Yui, [[spoiler: whose soul is inside the Eva, so that he can "synch" with her and eventually trigger Third Impact on Gendo's terms]]. Things dont don't go ''quite'' according to plan. ** It goes even deeper then that since Yui [[spoiler: planned to make her son into this before she even frickin knew who his father would be. It's implied she married Gendo because of his messed up and easy to mold personality so the chanses chances would increase for their child to be an emotional wreck. She specifically wanted Shinji to witness her own death to traumatize him, and Gendo's horrible treatment of him was exactly how Yui wanted it. This was all to make Shinji a messed up, hyper vulnerable hyper-vulnerable kid that would have the best chanse chance to trigger the EVA's unbeatable berserker mode. Wich Which he does better then anyone]] anyone]]. Seriously: The woman [[{{BlueAndOrangeMorality}} IS NOT HUMAN.]]
26th Nov '15 8:31:15 PM nombretomado
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* Sky from ''TheSarahJaneAdventures'' was one of these, but decided she liked her Earth friends better than her alien "mother".
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* Sky from ''TheSarahJaneAdventures'' ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'' was one of these, but decided she liked her Earth friends better than her alien "mother".

* "Series/AgentCarter": The Black Widow program. Full stop.
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* "Series/AgentCarter": ''Series/AgentCarter'': The Black Widow program. Full stop.
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