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29th Apr '16 11:00:18 PM FossilsDaDaDa
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* At the end of ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'''s Pacifist Route, this is how the true final battle against [[spoiler:Asriel Dreemurr]] is resolved. For the entire game prior, [[spoiler:he is soulless and unable to feel any sense of empathy or love, taking the form of a sociopathic flower called Flowey. Throughout the True Pacifist route, he is orchestrating a series of events to draw every single character in the game to the same place, and once he does so, he absorbs all of their souls. This transforms him into the almighty PhysicalGod he's always wanted to be, but fortunately for you, it also causes him to start feeling love and compassion again - the collective love and compassion of six humans and an entire civilization's worth of monsters, to be exact. He tries his best to repress these feelings for as long as I can, going so far as wiping the memories of each of the main characters which must be restored via an IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight, but it's only a matter of time before he's reduced to a bawling, apologetic wreck.]]

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* At the end of ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'''s Pacifist Route, this is how the true final battle against [[spoiler:Asriel Dreemurr]] is resolved. For the entire game prior, [[spoiler:he is soulless and unable to feel any sense of empathy or love, taking the form of a sociopathic flower called Flowey. Throughout the True Pacifist route, he is orchestrating a series of events to draw every single character in the game to the same place, and once he does so, he absorbs all of their souls. This transforms him into the almighty PhysicalGod he's always wanted to be, but fortunately for the both of you, it also causes him to start feeling love and compassion again - the collective love and compassion of six humans and an entire civilization's worth of monsters, to be exact. He tries his best to repress these feelings for as long as I he can, going so far as wiping the memories of each of the main characters characters' souls which must be restored via an IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight, but it's only a matter of time before he's reduced to a bawling, apologetic wreck.]]
29th Apr '16 10:57:08 PM FossilsDaDaDa
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* At the end of ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'''s Pacifist Route, this is how the true final battle against [[spoiler:Asriel Dreemurr]] is resolved. For the entire game prior, [[spoiler:he is soulless and unable to feel any sense of empathy or love, taking the form of a sociopathic flower called Flowey. Throughout the True Pacifist route, he is orchestrating a series of events to draw every single character in the game to the same place, and once he does so, he absorbs all of their souls. This transforms him into the almighty PhysicalGod he's always wanted to be, but fortunately for you, it also causes him to start feeling love and compassion again - the collective love and compassion of six humans and an entire civilization's worth of monsters, to be exact. He tries his best to repress these feelings for as long as I can, going so far as wiping the memories of each of the main characters which must be restored via an IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight, but it's only a matter of time before he's reduced to a bawling, apologetic wreck.]]
17th Apr '16 7:04:10 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Dukat in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' has a particularly bad one while the Federation is retaking the eponymous station. His lieutenant shoots his illegitimate mixed-race daughter Ziyal when she admits to helping release a group of terrorists (who happen to be main characters) from prison, and the episode ends with Dukat in a cell huddled in a corner talking to the absent Ziyal, still somehow convinced she is devoted to him. [[SubvertedTrope Ultimately, however,]] this only made Dukat a more dangerous antagonist. Acknowledging Ziyal as his daughter cost him his marriage and saw him [[IHaveNoSon formally disowned by his mother]]; she was all the family he had left, not to mention [[MoralityChain one of the few people who could moderate his ruthless streak]]. Without her, [[THeUnfettered he has no voice of reason and nothing left to lose.]]

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* Dukat in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' has a particularly bad one while the Federation is retaking the eponymous station. His lieutenant shoots his illegitimate mixed-race daughter Ziyal when she admits to helping release a group of terrorists (who happen to be main characters) from prison, and the episode ends with Dukat in a cell huddled in a corner talking to the absent Ziyal, still somehow convinced she is devoted to him. [[SubvertedTrope Ultimately, however,]] this only made Dukat a more dangerous antagonist. Acknowledging Ziyal as his daughter cost him his marriage and saw him [[IHaveNoSon formally disowned by his mother]]; she was all the family he had left, not to mention [[MoralityChain one of the few people who could moderate his ruthless streak]]. Without her, [[THeUnfettered [[TheUnfettered he has no voice of reason and nothing left to lose.]]
17th Apr '16 7:02:30 PM Lopiny
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* ''Videogame/WorldOfWarcraft'': The only way to stop Algalon the Observer from [[spoiler:pushing the ResetButton on the whole world]] is fighting him with such tenacity that he realizes there may be something more to these "imperfect" creatures that battle him, whereas his employers' perfect creations would've failed. As he does, he thinks of the endless worlds he ''actually'' [[spoiler:destroyed for the Titans to rebuild]], thinks over how much ''they'' would've loved life, perhaps as much as his opponents do, and surrenders from sheer guilt.
7th Apr '16 4:51:43 PM Jake
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* Subverted in the Literature/{{Discworld}} novel ''Discworld/WyrdSisters'': Granny Weatherwax attempts to defeat the Duchess by pulling down the mental dividers that keep her from thinking about the horrors she's committed -- and the Duchess recovers almost immediately, announcing that [[ForTheEvulz she's perfectly fine with who she is, enjoys her work, and would happily do it all again given the chance]].
** In fact, the only regret she has is not having done even worse things.
*** So, she's not really an {{Expy}} of [[Theatre/{{Macbeth}} Lady Macbeth]]; rather, she's closer to being [[Theatre/TitusAndronicus Aaron]].

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* Subverted in the Literature/{{Discworld}} novel ''Discworld/WyrdSisters'': Granny Weatherwax attempts to defeat the Duchess by pulling down the mental dividers that keep her from thinking about the horrors she's committed -- and the Duchess recovers almost immediately, announcing that [[ForTheEvulz she's perfectly fine with who she is, enjoys her work, and would happily do it all again given the chance]].
** In
chance]]; in fact, the only regret she has is not having done even worse things.
*** So,
things.[[note]]Arguably she's not really an {{Expy}} of [[Theatre/{{Macbeth}} Lady Macbeth]]; rather, she's closer to being [[Theatre/TitusAndronicus Aaron]].[[/note]] Luckily Nanny Ogg, who's even more of a CombatPragmatist than Esme, was ready with a MundaneSolution in the form of [[TapOnTheHead the nearest blunt instrument.]]



* Dukat in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' has a particularly bad one while the Federation is retaking the eponymous station. His lieutenant shoots his daughter Ziyal when she admits to helping release a group of terrorists (who happen to be main characters) from prison, and the episode ends with Dukat in a cell huddled in a corner talking to the absent Ziyal, still somehow convinced she is devoted to him.

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* Dukat in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' has a particularly bad one while the Federation is retaking the eponymous station. His lieutenant shoots his illegitimate mixed-race daughter Ziyal when she admits to helping release a group of terrorists (who happen to be main characters) from prison, and the episode ends with Dukat in a cell huddled in a corner talking to the absent Ziyal, still somehow convinced she is devoted to him.him. [[SubvertedTrope Ultimately, however,]] this only made Dukat a more dangerous antagonist. Acknowledging Ziyal as his daughter cost him his marriage and saw him [[IHaveNoSon formally disowned by his mother]]; she was all the family he had left, not to mention [[MoralityChain one of the few people who could moderate his ruthless streak]]. Without her, [[THeUnfettered he has no voice of reason and nothing left to lose.]]
7th Mar '16 6:50:21 PM WillBGood
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* In ''ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}}'', the Joker [[spoiler:aka Martha Wayne]] is so horrified when [[spoiler:she]] finds out that [[spoiler:in the timeline where Bruce survived instead of her and Thomas, he becomes Batman (with all the misery that entails)]] that [[spoiler:she]] loses any remaining sanity and is DrivenToSuicide.

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* In ''ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}}'', the Joker [[spoiler:aka Martha Wayne]] is so horrified when [[spoiler:she]] [[spoiler:she finds out that [[spoiler:in spoiler:in the timeline where Bruce survived instead of her and Thomas, he becomes Batman (with all the misery that entails)]] entails) that [[spoiler:she]] she loses any remaining sanity and is DrivenToSuicide.]]
6th Mar '16 4:40:08 PM superkeijikun
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* ''VideoGame/{{Infamous 2}}'': in the Evil Ending, [[spoiler:John White, aka: "[[PersonOfMassDestruction The Beast]]", becomes so weary from the death and destruction following his rebirth as a super-powerful Conduit that he no longer has it in him to carry out his plan to "save" humanity by setting off Ray Sphere explosions to uplift Conduits at the expense of normal humans. He bestows his powers upon Cole and lets himself die, leveling New Marais in the process.]]
2nd Mar '16 1:40:36 AM Spanks
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** Subverted in the Season 5 finale. Twilight Sparkle ''tries'' to defeat Starlight Glimmer this way by dragging her to the present that is now a [[BadFuture post-apocalyptic wasteland]] due to Starlights actions, and while it almost works she instead convinces herself it's merely a trick. Instead Twilight has to convince her they can teach her to make new friends to [[HeelFaceTurn turn Starlight around]].

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** Subverted in the Season 5 finale. Twilight Sparkle ''tries'' to defeat Starlight Glimmer this way by dragging her to the present that is now a [[BadFuture post-apocalyptic wasteland]] due to Starlights actions, and while it almost works she instead convinces herself it's merely a trick. Instead Twilight has to convince her they can teach her to make new friends to [[HeelFaceTurn turn Starlight around]]. The BSOD set in at that point, as Starlight stops responding when they return to the present, not saying anything until she is finally called in to hear what the Mane six have decided about her.
16th Feb '16 9:14:11 AM TheWanderer
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* Vegeta has one during his playthrough of ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' in the ''LetsPlay/TwoSaiyansPlay'' series. While playing he [[EvilCannotComprehendGood is completely baffled by Toriel's selfless kindness]], and begins getting attached to her even as he [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas starts reflecting on how much he misses his own long dead mother]]. At the end of the playthrough, when he is forced to fight Toriel and kills her, he quits rather than play the game further, then can be heard breaking down and sobbing in the background before the video ends.
11th Feb '16 6:56:31 PM gophergiggles
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** Subverted in the Season 5 finale. Twilight Sparkle ''tries'' to defeat Starlight Glimmer this way by dragging her to the present that is now a [[BadFuture post-apocalyptic wasteland]] due to Starlights actions, and while it almost works she instead convinces herself it's merely a trick. Instead Twilight has to convince her they can teach her to make new friends to [[HeelFaceTurn turn Starlight around]].
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