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19th May '16 3:46:52 PM nombretomado
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* ''ComicBook/{{Miracleman}}'': MiraclemanHe was actually developed by an ex-Nazi scientist, as it happens.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Miracleman}}'': MiraclemanHe The title character-- who was actually developed by an ex-Nazi scientist, as it happens.
19th May '16 3:46:20 PM nombretomado
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* ''Comicbook/{{Miracleman}}'': MiraclemanHe was actually developed by an ex-[[MadScientist Nazi scientist]], as it happens.
* Magneto from ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'', as written by Chris Claremont. He actually describes himself as one in a supplemental story.

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* ''Comicbook/{{Miracleman}}'': ''ComicBook/{{Miracleman}}'': MiraclemanHe was actually developed by an ex-[[MadScientist Nazi scientist]], ex-Nazi scientist, as it happens.
* Magneto from ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'', ''Comicbook/XMen'', as written by Chris Claremont. He actually describes himself as one in a supplemental story.
7th Mar '16 5:51:23 PM nombretomado
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In 1883, FriedrichNietzsche published a book called ''Also Sprach Zarathustra'' in which he elaborated his ethical ideal, the ''Übermensch.'' The name came from the concept about ordinary humanity believing there would be no morals or reasons to live if there was no Other to define morality and reason. Transcending this illusion makes one an "over-man".

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In 1883, FriedrichNietzsche Creator/FriedrichNietzsche published a book called ''Also Sprach Zarathustra'' in which he elaborated his ethical ideal, the ''Übermensch.'' The name came from the concept about ordinary humanity believing there would be no morals or reasons to live if there was no Other to define morality and reason. Transcending this illusion makes one an "over-man".
6th Mar '16 1:48:48 PM Willbyr
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* Raskolnikov from FyodorDostoevsky's ''Literature/CrimeAndPunishment'' is a VillainProtagonist who wants to be an Ubermensch, and spends most of the book wondering if he is one or not. It is perhaps worth noting that the novel was published before ''Also sprach Zarathustra'' and that Raskolnikov considers Napoleon to be the archetypical Ubermensch, showing that the idea at the very least predates Nietzsche.

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* Raskolnikov from FyodorDostoevsky's Creator/FyodorDostoevsky's ''Literature/CrimeAndPunishment'' is a VillainProtagonist who wants to be an Ubermensch, and spends most of the book wondering if he is one or not. It is perhaps worth noting that the novel was published before ''Also sprach Zarathustra'' and that Raskolnikov considers Napoleon to be the archetypical Ubermensch, showing that the idea at the very least predates Nietzsche.
4th Oct '15 11:47:36 PM SeptimusHeap
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* ''Literature/TheBible'': {{Alternative Character Interpretation}}s of Satan also include the Ubermensch archetype. One such Satan is the Satan from ''ParadiseLost''. After all, tis better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven. Probably.

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* ''Literature/TheBible'': {{Alternative Character Interpretation}}s of Satan also include the Ubermensch archetype. One such Satan is the Satan from ''ParadiseLost''.''Literature/ParadiseLost''. After all, tis better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven. Probably.
8th Sep '15 4:01:33 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Gabe from ''NextToNormal'' has an inhuman charisma, makes his own rules and pretty much gets what he wants [[spoiler: despite, or because of being, DeadAllAlong]]. Natalie is pretty much The Last Man no matter what she does. ''[[{{Lampshade Hanging}} Superboy And The Invisible Girl]]'', indeed.

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* Gabe from ''NextToNormal'' ''Theatre/NextToNormal'' has an inhuman charisma, makes his own rules and pretty much gets what he wants [[spoiler: despite, or because of being, DeadAllAlong]]. Natalie is pretty much The Last Man no matter what she does. ''[[{{Lampshade Hanging}} Superboy And The Invisible Girl]]'', indeed.
6th Sep '15 1:37:58 AM SeptimusHeap
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'''Echo''': Right, new superior people, with a little [[NaziGermany German]] thrown in. [[WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong What could possibly go wrong?]]

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'''Echo''': Right, new superior people, with a little [[NaziGermany [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany German]] thrown in. [[WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong What could possibly go wrong?]]
1st Jun '15 8:44:56 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''Anime/ChirinNoSuzu'' has Wolf as the Ubermensch and the sheep as the Last Man. Chirin starts out as a member of the Last Man and tries to become Ubermensch under Wolf's tutelage. [[spoiler: He fails, and becomes a NietzscheWannabe instead]].



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* ''Anime/RingingBell'' has Wolf as the Ubermensch and the sheep as the Last Man. Chirin starts out as a member of the Last Man and tries to become Ubermensch under Wolf's tutelage. [[spoiler: He fails, and becomes a NietzscheWannabe instead]].
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30th May '15 2:17:36 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''Anime/KillLaKill'': Most of the main cast reject the norms of society to pursue their own ambition, each in their own original way. Even when they are following others, they are, in doing so, following themselves. Matoi Ryuuko will stand up to absolutely anyone and lives by her own code. So does Kiryuuin Stasuki, who'll unabashedly do whatever it takes to achieve her ambition, and look awesome while doing it. Kiryuuin Ragyo makes long speeches about embracing sin being the defining trait of humanity. Gamagoori Ira embraces conventional rules and codes with absolute passion even when no-one else will. The Mankanshoku do whatever the hell they want at any time without shame or inhibition, with special mention to Mankanshoku Mako, who lives in her own planet. While some of these characters can be manipulated or bribed or charmed into Last-Man-ity, there's always another character whose personal strength and charisma inspires them to be faithful to themselves.

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* ''Anime/KillLaKill'': Most of the main cast reject the norms of society to pursue their own ambition, each in their own original way. Even when they are following others, they are, in doing so, following themselves. Matoi Ryuuko will stand up to absolutely anyone and lives by her own code. So does Kiryuuin Stasuki, Satsuki, who'll unabashedly do whatever it takes to achieve her ambition, and look awesome while doing it. Kiryuuin Ragyo makes long speeches about embracing sin being the defining trait of humanity. Gamagoori Ira embraces conventional rules and codes with absolute passion even when no-one else will. The Mankanshoku do whatever the hell they want at any time without shame or inhibition, with special mention to Mankanshoku Mako, who lives in her own planet. While some of these characters can be manipulated or bribed or charmed into Last-Man-ity, there's always another character whose personal strength and charisma inspires them to be faithful to themselves.
19th May '15 1:14:56 AM SeptimusHeap
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* John Kramer aka Jigsaw from the ''Film/{{Saw}}'' films. Despite suffering from brain cancer and being dissatisfied with the rest of society, he overcame his suicidal despair and created his own radical moral code focusing on the savouring of life, seeing modern civilization as making everyone waste themselves in hedonism and setting himself the goal of rejuvenating humanity's survival instincts. And his method is not nice, either, he tests his subjects' personal willpower by subjecting them to {{ironic hell}}s that require severe self-sacrifice to escape lest they die. While most people will see his method as murder despite his claims on the contrary, he is still able to influence the tortured survivors around him to his ideals, even beyond the grave, although Amanda became a NietzscheWannabe and Hoffman became a monster. It helps that his character is based on Gilles Deleuze's philosophy, which is a lot like Nietzsche's.

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* John Kramer aka Jigsaw from the ''Film/{{Saw}}'' ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'' films. Despite suffering from brain cancer and being dissatisfied with the rest of society, he overcame his suicidal despair and created his own radical moral code focusing on the savouring of life, seeing modern civilization as making everyone waste themselves in hedonism and setting himself the goal of rejuvenating humanity's survival instincts. And his method is not nice, either, he tests his subjects' personal willpower by subjecting them to {{ironic hell}}s that require severe self-sacrifice to escape lest they die. While most people will see his method as murder despite his claims on the contrary, he is still able to influence the tortured survivors around him to his ideals, even beyond the grave, although Amanda became a NietzscheWannabe and Hoffman became a monster. It helps that his character is based on Gilles Deleuze's philosophy, which is a lot like Nietzsche's.
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