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15th Sep '16 4:14:56 AM Morgenthaler
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'''Demonization:''' Oftentimes a character's occupation is not inherently evil, but has been demonized by Hollywood. Some examples would be hunters (because they're bloodthirsty killers), land developers (who "rape the environment"), [[AmoralAttorney lawyers]] (who prey on others' misfortune, and just because they're lawyers) or [[CorruptCorporateExecutive corporate CEOs]] (because they're money-hungry). And don't forget scientists (especially those dealing with anything nuclear or genetic), who're often depicted as {{Mad Scientist}}s. Once demonized in the story, these ones are treated just as evil as a Nazi, terrorist, etc. For positions of Gods, the ones involving the Dead and Death almost inevitably [[EverybodyHatesHades get this treatment]]. Note that this has a postmodern effect, in that many people may now actually see such professions as wicked in and of themselves; on the other hand (and in all fairness), these tend to be professions that annoy people in the first place.

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'''Demonization:''' Oftentimes a character's occupation is not inherently evil, but has been demonized by Hollywood. Some examples would be hunters [[EgomaniacHunter hunters]] (because they're bloodthirsty killers), land developers (who "rape the environment"), [[AmoralAttorney lawyers]] (who prey on others' misfortune, and just because they're lawyers) or [[CorruptCorporateExecutive corporate CEOs]] (because they're money-hungry). And don't forget scientists (especially those dealing with anything nuclear or genetic), who're often depicted as {{Mad Scientist}}s. Once demonized in the story, these ones are treated just as evil as a Nazi, terrorist, etc. For positions of Gods, the ones involving the Dead and Death almost inevitably [[EverybodyHatesHades get this treatment]]. Note that this has a postmodern effect, in that many people may now actually see such professions as wicked in and of themselves; on the other hand (and in all fairness), these tend to be professions that annoy people in the first place.
15th Sep '16 4:10:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* Racial supremacists (unless [[TragicBigot they have a]] ''[[TragicBigot really]]'' [[TragicBigot good]] FreudianExcuse)

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* [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain Racial supremacists supremacists]] (unless [[TragicBigot they have a]] ''[[TragicBigot really]]'' [[TragicBigot good]] FreudianExcuse)
21st Aug '16 12:24:03 PM CJCroen1393
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* [[PredatorsAreMean Carnivorous animals]], because not wanting to starve is evil when your food is meat and you have to kill it. This goes obviously for animals with human intelligence, given that in real life animals cannot understand such concepts.

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* [[PredatorsAreMean Carnivorous animals]], because not wanting to starve (or not wanting [[MonsterIsAMommy your offspring]] to starve) is evil when your food is meat and you have to kill it. This goes obviously for animals with human intelligence, given that in real life animals cannot understand such concepts.
28th Jun '16 10:04:18 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Slavers and slave-owners (unless in a society in which slavery is deeply ingrained and are shown to treat their slaves well.)

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* [[SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil Slavers and slave-owners slave owners]] (unless they live in a society in which slavery is deeply ingrained and are shown to treat their slaves well.)well)



* [[DirtyCommunists Communists]], especially for works written in the Western countries during the UsefulNotes/ColdWar. Even more so if they are actual KGB agents
* [[PedoHunt Pedophiles]]

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* [[DirtyCommunists Communists]], especially for works written in the Western countries during the UsefulNotes/ColdWar. Even more so if they are they're actual KGB agents
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* [[PedoHunt [[PaedoHunt Pedophiles]]
24th May '16 2:40:59 PM Morgenthaler
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24th May '16 1:43:58 AM eroock
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->''...And there's this Nazi, who's a bad guy! Why is it that Nazis are always the bad guys?''
-->--'''[[WebVideo/BumReviews Chester A. Bum]]''', [[http://channelawesome.com/bum-reviews-x-men-first-class/ reviewing]] ''Film/XMenFirstClass''

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->''...->''"...And there's this Nazi, who's a bad guy! Why is it that Nazis are always the bad guys?''
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Chester A. Bum]]''', [[http://channelawesome.com/bum-reviews-x-men-first-class/ reviewing]] ''Film/XMenFirstClass''
6th May '16 7:59:03 AM Morgenthaler
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4th May '16 5:07:47 PM nombretomado
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* Many of the villains on ''CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'' are industrialists, whose sole motivation seems to be to produce as much pollution as possible. The exception is Looten Plunder, who is of course in it for the money. Hoggish Greedly was also in it for the buck, though he wasn't a billionaire like Plunder, but a less wealthy pioneer in dirty industry. However, their motives didn't remain consistent, and oftentimes, they would harm the environment out of sheer malice.

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* Many of the villains on ''CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'' ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'' are industrialists, whose sole motivation seems to be to produce as much pollution as possible. The exception is Looten Plunder, who is of course in it for the money. Hoggish Greedly was also in it for the buck, though he wasn't a billionaire like Plunder, but a less wealthy pioneer in dirty industry. However, their motives didn't remain consistent, and oftentimes, they would harm the environment out of sheer malice.
19th Apr '16 7:08:28 AM aye_amber
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** Also the concern of some WB staff such as FrizFreleng. While Elmer was designated Bugs' main antagonist, they worried he was so meek and unthreatening that audiences would ultimately start to feel Bugs was bullying Elmer rather than thwarting him. Later foes such as Yosemite Sam, Rocky and Muggsy, and Marvin The Martian were created to counter this by being far more self explanatory villains, while Elmer became more commonly cast in non villainous roles.

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** Also the concern of some WB staff such as FrizFreleng.Creator/FrizFreleng. While Elmer was designated Bugs' main antagonist, they worried he was so meek and unthreatening that audiences would ultimately start to feel Bugs was bullying Elmer rather than thwarting him. Later foes such as Yosemite Sam, Rocky and Muggsy, and Marvin The Martian were created to counter this by being far more self explanatory villains, while Elmer became more commonly cast in non villainous roles.
18th Apr '16 2:40:13 PM erforce
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* The Nazis in the ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' series, naturally. In another ''Last Crusade'' scene, Indy's father tells the BigBad that he is slimy and evil not strictly because he is a Nazi sympathizer, but because he is an ''American'' Nazi sympathizer (i.e., he is betraying his country). Unlike the German soldiers, he had a choice in the matter.

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* The Nazis in the ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' series, naturally. In another ''Last Crusade'' scene, a scene from ''[[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade The Last Crusade]]'', Indy's father tells the BigBad that he is slimy and evil not strictly because he is a Nazi sympathizer, but because he is an ''American'' Nazi sympathizer (i.e., he is betraying his country). Unlike the German soldiers, he had a choice in the matter.
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