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30th Jul '17 6:20:28 AM StFan
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* In ''Film/{{Legend 1985}}'', unicorns are treated as ethereal beings so holy it would upset the order of the universe for a mortal to touch one. Killing the last two unicorns that guard the power of light would allow the demon lord to roam the world freely in darkness. Also, the BigBad shows just how evil he is by ordering a unicorn's horn to be cut off, which causes the world to freeze over.

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* In ''Film/{{Legend 1985}}'', unicorns ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'':
** When he is assigned to the Marketing department as a punishment, Dilbert discovers a group of otherworldly Elf-like types who boast every Friday as unicorn barbecue day. (Naturally, the eternal loser Dilbert gets the bun with the horn in). But elsewhere in the Dilbert universe, we
are treated as ethereal beings so holy it would upset told Marketing is a place of great and terrible primal evil... (in other strips, Marketing and Sales conspire to make life Hell for engineers by selling things they haven't designed yet. Hell: Marketing sell things that haven't been invented yet and which are generally scientifically impossible...).
** When Dilbert's company starts drilling for oil in Elbonia, this leads to
the order extinction of the universe for a mortal to touch one. Killing the last two unicorns that guard the power of light would allow the demon lord to roam the world freely in darkness. Also, the BigBad shows just how evil he is by ordering a unicorn's horn to be cut off, which causes the world to freeze over.Elbonian unicorn.



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* In ''Film/{{Legend|1985}}'', unicorns are treated as ethereal beings so holy it would upset the order of the universe for a mortal to touch one. Killing the last two unicorns that guard the power of light would allow the demon lord to roam the world freely in darkness. Also, the BigBad shows just how evil he is by ordering a unicorn's horn to be cut off, which causes the world to freeze over.
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* ''Series/{{Merlin 2008}}'' had The Labyrinth of Gedref. Arthur killed a unicorn despite Merlin warning him against it, and Camelot was cursed. Arthur had to succeed at three tests to prove his worth in order to lift the curse. He almost failed, but passed when he attempted to drink the allegedly poisoned potion to save Merlin. In the end, he buried the unicorn horn and the unicorn came back to life.

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* ''Series/{{Merlin 2008}}'' had ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'' has The Labyrinth of Gedref. Arthur killed a unicorn despite Merlin warning him against it, and Camelot was cursed. Arthur had to succeed at three tests to prove his worth in order to lift the curse. He almost failed, but passed when he attempted to drink the allegedly poisoned potion to save Merlin. In the end, he buried the unicorn horn and the unicorn came back to life.



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* in the ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' strip, when he is assigned to the Marketing department as a punishment, Dilbert discovers a group of otherworldly Elf-like types who boast every Friday as unicorn barbecue day. (Naturally, the eternal loser Dilbert gets the bun with the horn in). But elsewhere in the Dilbert universe, we are told Marketing is a place of great and terrible primal evil... (in other strips, Marketing and Sales conspire to make life Hell for engineers by selling things they haven't designed yet. Hell: Marketing sell things that haven't been invented yet and which are generally scientifically impossible...).
** When Dilbert's company starts drilling for oil in Elbonia this leads to the extinction of the Elbonian unicorn.
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* in the ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' strip, when he is assigned to the Marketing department as a punishment, Dilbert discovers a group of otherworldly Elf-like types who boast every Friday as unicorn barbecue day. (Naturally, the eternal loser Dilbert gets the bun with the horn in). But elsewhere in the Dilbert universe, we are told Marketing is a place of great and terrible primal evil... (in other strips, Marketing and Sales conspire to make life Hell for engineers by selling things they haven't designed yet. Hell: Marketing sell things that haven't been invented yet and which are generally scientifically impossible...).
** When Dilbert's company starts drilling for oil in Elbonia this leads to the extinction of the Elbonian unicorn.
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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms setting: In order to create the Tome of the Unicorn (which was made of metal plates), a wizard named Shoon killed 12 unicorns and bathed the plates in their blood. This was considered an especially evil act in a world where evil deeds are quite common.
** The same setting also gave us demonically tainted Black Unicorns, created by magically corrupting unicorns to the cause of evil.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'' includes Addar, a unicorn whose pride and hostility to the traditional act of being ridden by a virginal elven maiden led to his seduction by a female [[HellishHorse Nightmare]] in disguise. This eventually led to his murdering a would-be rider, a crime for which he was sentenced to the Demiplane of Dread. There, he become a foul, corrupted creature, and also gave rise to his own race of defiled unicorns, the Shadow Unicorns, by coupling with the nightmare who had led him down the path of evil.

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms setting: ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'':
** TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' setting:
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In order to create the Tome of the Unicorn (which was made of metal plates), a wizard named Shoon killed 12 unicorns and bathed the plates in their blood. This was considered an especially evil act in a world where evil deeds are quite common.
** *** The same setting also gave us demonically tainted Black Unicorns, created by magically corrupting unicorns to the cause of evil.
* ** ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'' includes Addar, a unicorn whose pride and hostility to the traditional act of being ridden by a virginal elven maiden led to his seduction by a female [[HellishHorse Nightmare]] in disguise. This eventually led to his murdering a would-be rider, a crime for which he was sentenced to the Demiplane of Dread. There, he become a foul, corrupted creature, and also gave rise to his own race of defiled unicorns, the Shadow Unicorns, by coupling with the nightmare who had led him down the path of evil.



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* In "TheAdventuresOfGynoStar" the heroes discover that unicorns are being slaughtered at a factory farm (to grind their horns into powder which is used to make iPads so magical). They then proceed to brutally dismember the slaughterhouse workers and boycott the corporation.
* In ''ChasingTheSunset'', one character is under the Forest Spirit's eternal disapproval because he put a curse on a unicorn, in ignorance.

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* In "TheAdventuresOfGynoStar" ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfGynoStar'', the heroes discover that unicorns are being slaughtered at a factory farm (to grind their horns into powder which is used to make iPads so magical). They then proceed to brutally dismember the slaughterhouse workers and boycott the corporation.
* In ''ChasingTheSunset'', ''Webcomic/ChasingTheSunset'', one character is under the Forest Spirit's eternal disapproval because he put a curse on a unicorn, in ignorance.



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* In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixzhgsY6lQY this]] ''[[TheSimpsons Simpsons]]'' couch gag, the workers manufacturing the Simpsons merchandise are depicted as miserable slaves made to work for cruel masters at Fox. There is a unicorn chained up in the underground sweatshop, looking malnourished and unhappy.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
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In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixzhgsY6lQY this]] ''[[TheSimpsons Simpsons]]'' this couch gag, gag]], the workers manufacturing the Simpsons ''Simpsons'' merchandise are depicted as miserable slaves made to work for cruel masters at Fox. There is a unicorn chained up in the underground sweatshop, looking malnourished and unhappy.



* ''MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' surprisingly averts this quite a bit, as pony villains are almost always unicorns, and unicorns generally aren't any better than other types of ponies. However, the WingedUnicorn Princesses are practically gods and represent positive forces, though not immune to evil influences.

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* ''MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' surprisingly averts this quite a bit, as pony villains are almost always unicorns, and unicorns generally aren't any better than other types of ponies. However, the WingedUnicorn Princesses are practically gods and represent positive forces, though not immune to evil influences.



--> '''Sterling Archer''': A black astronaut Cyril, that's like killing a unicorn!

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--> '''Sterling Archer''': -->'''Sterling Archer:''' A black astronaut astronaut, Cyril, that's like killing a unicorn!
28th Jul '17 7:18:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* King Haggard from ''Literature/TheLastUnicorn'' captured all the unicorns (except one) with the Red Bull and drove them all into the sea, so he could always watch them. His explanation for his actions was that the sight of a unicorn was the only thing that could make him happy.

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* ''Literature/TheLastUnicorn'':
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King Haggard from ''Literature/TheLastUnicorn'' captured all the unicorns (except one) with the Red Bull and drove them all into the sea, so he could always watch them. His explanation for his actions was that the sight of a unicorn was the only thing that could make him happy.
19th Jul '17 7:34:12 PM Willbyr
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15th Apr '17 6:15:29 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* While it is not specifically stated in ''videogame/WorldOfWarcraft'' that Wild Dreamrunners (unicorn-like beasts from the Emerald Dream) are sacred, gaining one as a mount is a clear indication that the rider is a heroic FriendToAllLivingThings. (to specify, the mount is a possible reward from a Dreamweaver Cache, which is a weekly award you can gain if you first gain Paragon Reputation with the Dreamweavers, something that requires Exalted reputation with ''all'' the original factions of the Broken Isles.)

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* While it is not specifically stated in ''videogame/WorldOfWarcraft'' ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' that Wild Dreamrunners (unicorn-like beasts from the Emerald Dream) are sacred, gaining one as a mount is a clear indication that the rider is a heroic FriendToAllLivingThings. (to specify, the mount is a possible reward from a Dreamweaver Cache, which is a weekly award you can gain if you first gain Paragon Reputation with the Dreamweavers, something that requires Exalted reputation with ''all'' the original factions of the Broken Isles.)
15th Apr '17 6:14:30 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* While it is not specifically stated in ''videogame/WorldOfWarcraft'' that Wild Dreamrunners (unicorn-like beasts from the Emerald Dream) are sacred, gaining one as a mount is a clear indication that the rider is a heroic FriendToAllLivingThings. (to specify, the mount is a possible reward from a Dreamweaver Cache, which is a weekly award you can gain if you first gain Paragon Reputation with the Dreamweavers, something that requires Exalted reputation with ''all'' the original factions of the Broken Isles.)
13th Feb '17 8:02:12 AM I_love_dragons
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* Justified in ''VideoGame/{{Overlord}}''. The whole forest is tainted by evil, to the point the unicorns have become crazed [[AscendedToCarnivorism flesh-eating]] killers, and you can (and should) mercy-kill them.

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* Justified Inverted in ''VideoGame/{{Overlord}}''. The whole forest is tainted by evil, to the point the unicorns have become crazed [[AscendedToCarnivorism flesh-eating]] killers, and you can (and should) mercy-kill them.
16th Sep '16 6:14:51 AM Thesedaysthosedays
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See also: MoralEventHorizon, {{Unicorn}}. Often leads to the BrokenAngel trope. A similar role is sometimes filled by TheMarvelousDeer. Contrast HellishHorse.

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See also: MoralEventHorizon, {{Unicorn}}.{{Unicorn}}, NatureAdoresAVirgin (for when virgins are believed to be sacred, and the two are heavily associated with each other). Often leads to the BrokenAngel trope. A similar role is sometimes filled by TheMarvelousDeer. Contrast HellishHorse.
5th Sep '16 8:22:01 AM YpsiFang
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See also: MoralEventHorizon, {{Unicorn}}. Often leads to the BrokenAngel trope. A similar role is sometimes filled by TheMarvelousDeer.

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See also: MoralEventHorizon, {{Unicorn}}. Often leads to the BrokenAngel trope. A similar role is sometimes filled by TheMarvelousDeer. Contrast HellishHorse.
31st Jul '16 6:07:56 PM Goldfritha
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* In Creator/RogerZelazny's ''Literature/ChroniclesOfAmber'', even the royal family of Amber, with literally god-like powers, regard the unicorn as special. Oberon made the creature their crest after glimpsing one in a sacred grove.
7th Mar '16 1:17:48 PM margdean56
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* in the ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' strip, when he is assignrd to the Marketing department as a punishment, Dilbert discovers a group of otherworldly Elf-like types who boast every Friday as unicorn barbecue day. (Naturally, the eternal loser Dilbert gets the bun with the horn in). But elsewhere in the Dilbert universe, we are told Marketing is a place of great and terrible primal evil... (in other strips, Marketing and Sales conspire to make life Hell for engineers by selling things they haven't designed yet. Hell: Marketing sell things that haven't been invented yet and which are generally scientifically impossible...).

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* in the ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' strip, when he is assignrd assigned to the Marketing department as a punishment, Dilbert discovers a group of otherworldly Elf-like types who boast every Friday as unicorn barbecue day. (Naturally, the eternal loser Dilbert gets the bun with the horn in). But elsewhere in the Dilbert universe, we are told Marketing is a place of great and terrible primal evil... (in other strips, Marketing and Sales conspire to make life Hell for engineers by selling things they haven't designed yet. Hell: Marketing sell things that haven't been invented yet and which are generally scientifically impossible...).
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