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23rd Jan '17 1:53:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* What Jesus pretty much tells the Antichrist in His TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to him in the LeftBehind book ''Glorious Appearing''. This was a point of contention for certain readers since Jesus pretty much berated him for [[YouCantFightFate what God destined him]] [[EvilAllAlong to function as.]]

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* What Jesus pretty much tells the Antichrist in His TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to him in the LeftBehind Literature/LeftBehind book ''Glorious Appearing''. This was a point of contention for certain readers since Jesus pretty much berated him for [[YouCantFightFate what God destined him]] [[EvilAllAlong to function as.]]
4th Jan '17 7:55:25 PM TranceWarp
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* When Mon-El on ''[[Series/Supergirl]]'' has the chance to be a hero like her, since they come from sister worlds.

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* When Mon-El on ''[[Series/Supergirl]]'' ''{{Series/Supergirl}}'' has the chance to be a hero like her, since they come from sister worlds.
17th Dec '16 11:48:28 PM Tron80
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* After ComicBook/{{Superman}} returns in the aftermath of ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'', he chides Lex Luthor that, despite having said he could solve all the world's problems if Supes weren't around, he spent the year he was absent doing little of worth.
** This has been a recurring theme in Superman's ongoing feud with Luthor, even back when Luthor's motivation for opposing Superman was kind of stupid:
-->'''Superman''': My arch-enemy, Luthor, might have been the world's greatest benefactor! [[{{Narm}} But he lost his hair in an accidental explosion and blamed me for his baldness! In his bitterness he became Earth's most evil criminal scientist!]]

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* Franchise/{{Superman}}:
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After ComicBook/{{Superman}} Superman returns in the aftermath of ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'', he chides Lex Luthor Comicbook/LexLuthor that, despite having said he could solve all the world's problems if Supes weren't around, he spent the year he was absent doing little of worth.
** This has been a recurring theme in Superman's ongoing feud with Luthor, even back when Luthor's motivation for opposing Superman was kind of stupid:
-->'''Superman''':
in the Pre-Crisis universe:
--->'''Superman''':
My arch-enemy, Luthor, might have been the world's greatest benefactor! [[{{Narm}} But he lost his hair in an accidental explosion and blamed me for his baldness! In his bitterness he became Earth's most evil criminal scientist!]]benefactor!



* In "The Reign of the Superman," Jerry Siegel's and Joe Shuster's illustrated short story (''Science Fiction'', January 1933), the depowered villain--an early version of Superman's original archnemesis the Ultra-Humanite--says at the end:
--> I see, now, how wrong I was. If I had worked for the good of humanity, my name would have gone down in history with a blessing--instead of a curse.

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* ** In "The Reign of the Superman," Jerry Siegel's and Joe Shuster's illustrated short story (''Science Fiction'', January 1933), the depowered villain--an early version of Superman's original archnemesis the Ultra-Humanite--says at the end:
--> ---> I see, now, how wrong I was. If I had worked for the good of humanity, my name would have gone down in history with a blessing--instead of a curse.
30th Nov '16 2:39:51 PM Caswin
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* In ''Film/GoldenEye'''s [[{{VideoGame/GoldenEye}} video game adaptation]], during the finale on the Cradle, Alec delivers the "for evil" version when he chides Bond for choosing to side with "the pencil-pushers" instead of joining him.

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* In ''Film/GoldenEye'''s [[{{VideoGame/GoldenEye}} video game adaptation]], during the finale on the Cradle, Alec Janus delivers the "for evil" version when he chides Bond for choosing to side with "the pencil-pushers" instead of joining him.
30th Nov '16 2:31:46 PM Caswin
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* In ''Film/GoldenEye'''s [[{{VideoGame/GoldenEye}} video game adaptation]], during the finale on the Cradle, Alec chides Bond for choosing to side with "the pencil-pushers" instead of joining him.

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* In ''Film/GoldenEye'''s [[{{VideoGame/GoldenEye}} video game adaptation]], during the finale on the Cradle, Alec delivers the "for evil" version when he chides Bond for choosing to side with "the pencil-pushers" instead of joining him.
30th Nov '16 2:30:51 PM Caswin
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* In ''Film/GoldenEye'''s [[{{VideoGame/GoldenEye}} video game adaptation]], during the finale on the Cradle, Alec chides Bond for choosing to side with "the pencil-pushers" instead of joining him.
23rd Nov '16 5:16:28 PM shawn_allen
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* When Mon-El on ''[[Series/Supergirl]]'' has the chance to be a hero like her, since they come from sister worlds.
6th Aug '16 2:28:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Franchise/StarWars Episode III: Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', Obi-Wan Kenobi laments to Anakin Skywalker when the latter turns to TheDarkSide, stating that he was supposed to destroy the Sith, not join them.
** Then again, this is Obi-Wan misinterpreting the prophecy, which merely suggested that Anakin would bring the Force back into balance. This can have any number of interpretations. It also didn't say [[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi when he would do that]] or that the Dark Side [[Film/TheForceAwakens wouldn't then come back anyway]].
* WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}} is outraged when he finds out that Titan has turned to petty crime after being granted the power of a superhero. The {{irony}} is lost on [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain him]].

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* In ''Franchise/StarWars Episode III: Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', Obi-Wan Kenobi laments to Anakin Skywalker when the latter turns to TheDarkSide, stating that he was supposed to destroy the Sith, not join them.
** Then again, this is Obi-Wan misinterpreting the prophecy, which merely suggested that Anakin would bring the Force back into balance. This can have any number of interpretations. It also didn't say [[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi when he would do that]] or that the Dark Side [[Film/TheForceAwakens wouldn't then come back anyway]].
* WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}
''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'': Megamind is outraged when he finds out that Titan has turned to petty crime after being granted the power of a superhero. The {{irony}} is lost on [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain him]].



* In ''Film/ScannersIITheNewOrder'', David Kellum says this to evil psychic Peter Drak when the latter attacks him telekinetically.
-->'''David:''' We can all work together! Protect each other. Put our powers to some decent use.
-->'''Drak:''' [[AxCrazy I like this use]].
* The BigBad in ''Series/TheFamousJettJackson'' TV movie is told that, with his VoluntaryShapeshifting technology, he could make a killing in the beauty market. The guy merely gets angry at this and points out that he has decided to create his own world instead (by [[spoiler:stealing famous cities from all across the globe]]).


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* In ''Franchise/StarWars Episode III: Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', Obi-Wan Kenobi laments to Anakin Skywalker when the latter turns to TheDarkSide, stating that he was supposed to destroy the Sith, not join them.
** Then again, this is Obi-Wan misinterpreting the prophecy, which merely suggested that Anakin would bring the Force back into balance. This can have any number of interpretations. It also didn't say [[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi when he would do that]] or that the Dark Side [[Film/TheForceAwakens wouldn't then come back anyway]].
* In ''Film/ScannersIITheNewOrder'', David Kellum says this to evil psychic Peter Drak when the latter attacks him telekinetically.
-->'''David:''' We can all work together! Protect each other. Put our powers to some decent use.
-->'''Drak:''' [[AxCrazy I like this use]].
* The BigBad in ''Series/TheFamousJettJackson'' TV movie is told that, with his VoluntaryShapeshifting technology, he could make a killing in the beauty market. The guy merely gets angry at this and points out that he has decided to create his own world instead (by [[spoiler:stealing famous cities from all across the globe]]).
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28th Jul '16 10:29:00 PM Scabbard
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* In ''Series/JessicaJones'' the BigBad, Kilgrave, has the ability to [[CompellingVoice compel anyone do anything he says]]. In one episode we briefly get a glimpse of the potential he could have had as a hero when he effortlessly stops a man talking his family hostage with a simple word and then commands him to hand himself over to the police. [[TheHero Jessica]] briefly muses over the fact she has a slim chance to teach him to use his powers to do an incredible amount of good in the world. However she quickly dismisses this notion and knows that Kilgrave is too far gone at this point.

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* In ''Series/JessicaJones'' the BigBad, Kilgrave, has the ability to [[CompellingVoice compel anyone do anything he says]]. In one episode we briefly get a glimpse of the potential he could have had as a hero when he effortlessly stops a man talking taking his family hostage with a simple word and then commands him to hand himself over to the police. [[TheHero Jessica]] briefly muses over the fact she has a slim chance to teach him to use his powers to do an incredible amount of good in the world. However she quickly dismisses this notion and knows that Kilgrave is too far gone at this point.
5th Jul '16 4:05:12 PM DragonRanger
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* In ''Series/JessicaJones'' the BigBad, Kilgrave, has the ability to compel anyone do anything he says. In one episode we briefly get a glimpse of the potential he could have had as a hero when he effortlessly stops a man talking his family hostage with a simple word and then commands him to hand himself over to the police. [[TheHero Jessica]] briefly muses over the fact she has a slim chance to teach him to use his powers to do an incredible amount of good in the world. However she quickly dismisses this notion and knows that Kilgrave is too far gone at this point.

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** Ryoma gives advice to Kouta that's also along these lines, if morally inverted.
--->'''Ryoma:''' Abandon your captured family. Give up on the friend who betrayed you. Feel no guilt for the murder of your friend. If you could find the will to be ruthless, then you'd be freed from all your stress in an instant.
* In ''Series/JessicaJones'' the BigBad, Kilgrave, has the ability to [[CompellingVoice compel anyone do anything he says.says]]. In one episode we briefly get a glimpse of the potential he could have had as a hero when he effortlessly stops a man talking his family hostage with a simple word and then commands him to hand himself over to the police. [[TheHero Jessica]] briefly muses over the fact she has a slim chance to teach him to use his powers to do an incredible amount of good in the world. However she quickly dismisses this notion and knows that Kilgrave is too far gone at this point.
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