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5th May '17 6:43:25 AM Davem33
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* In the manga-only Jinchu Arc of ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'', we have [[TheDragon Gein]] who fights using [[BambooTechnology giant puppets controlled from within]]. Kenshin tells him he should use his technological skills for good, to which his opponent retorts that that would be a waste of his talents, and that Kenshin might as well tell a master blacksmith to make shaving razors instead of swords.

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* In the manga-only Jinchu Arc of ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'', we have [[TheDragon Gein]] who fights using [[BambooTechnology giant puppets controlled from within]]. Kenshin tells him he should use his technological skills for good, to which his opponent retorts that that would be a waste of his talents, and that Kenshin might as well tell a master blacksmith to make shaving razors instead of swords. [[note]](this is almost literally the history of the Wilkinson Sword company, which made weapons during WWII and switched to production of stainless steel razor blades in the 60's)[[/note]]
12th Mar '17 7:12:27 PM Bugfragged
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* In the ending of ''VideoGames/MegamanBattleNetwork3'', a data version of Tadashi Hikari respects [[BigBad Dr. Wily's]] abilities as a scientist while lamenting his FaceHeelTurn. This is justified because they worked on the Soulnet together, so he knows what Wily would be capable of if he used his skills for good. [[spoiler:In the NA version of the sixth game, Wily does end up turning back to good to work on improving Internet security.]]
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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