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8th Jun '15 5:59:43 AM Willbyr
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An arrogant, godlike psychic who thinks it is his birthright to rule all of humanity by exterminating anyone who resists causes the apocalypse and the rise of reality-eating demons through his sheer bullheaded stubbornness and lack of consideration for the needs of others, especially his own superpowered psychic children. [[spoiler: The God-Emperor of Mankind, ''{{Warhammer 40000}}'']]

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An arrogant, godlike psychic who thinks it is his birthright to rule all of humanity by exterminating anyone who resists causes the apocalypse and the rise of reality-eating demons through his sheer bullheaded stubbornness and lack of consideration for the needs of others, especially his own superpowered psychic children. [[spoiler: The God-Emperor of Mankind, ''{{Warhammer ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'']]
18th Mar '15 7:04:06 PM nombretomado
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A consitutional monarch abolishes his country's constitution and parliament because he is displeased with the parliament's performance, and then enters into an alliance with aliens who had previously been bitter, possibly genocidal enemies for fourteen years, without his people's permission. Said aliens prove untrustworthy, paranoid, and belligerent, and factions within them turn against the alliance and launch pogroms against his people, all while the rest of the aliens have to leech off his people's economy due to being mired in a perpetual depression, but he sticks by them regardless. [[spoiler: Emperor Khonsu II, ''FreeSpace'']]

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A consitutional monarch abolishes his country's constitution and parliament because he is displeased with the parliament's performance, and then enters into an alliance with aliens who had previously been bitter, possibly genocidal enemies for fourteen years, without his people's permission. Said aliens prove untrustworthy, paranoid, and belligerent, and factions within them turn against the alliance and launch pogroms against his people, all while the rest of the aliens have to leech off his people's economy due to being mired in a perpetual depression, but he sticks by them regardless. [[spoiler: Emperor Khonsu II, ''FreeSpace'']]
''VideoGame/FreeSpace'']]
28th Feb '15 2:01:33 PM StFan
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An insufferable blowhard with average fighter piloting skills who constantly boasts, disobeys orders, and frequently gets in over his head and relies on others to bail him out in combat, becomes reknowned as his country's leading fighter ace and takes credit for the accomplishments of his far more competent comrade because said comrade is too nice to call him to the carpet in public. In his youth his superiors hated him so much that his commanding officer made jokes about other pilots being allowed to kill him if he doesn't shut up. [[spoiler: Todd "Maniac" Marshall, ''WingCommander'']]

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An insufferable blowhard with average fighter piloting skills who constantly boasts, disobeys orders, and frequently gets in over his head and relies on others to bail him out in combat, becomes reknowned as his country's leading fighter ace and takes credit for the accomplishments of his far more competent comrade because said comrade is too nice to call him to the carpet in public. In his youth his superiors hated him so much that his commanding officer made jokes about other pilots being allowed to kill him if he doesn't shut up. [[spoiler: Todd "Maniac" Marshall, ''WingCommander'']]''VideoGame/WingCommander'']]
29th Jan '15 11:59:24 AM TheUnsquished
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A field-grade military officer who makes decisions that affect the entire future of his country without consulting anyone, not even his own chain of command, and makes a mockery of the idea of civilian control of the military. He repeatedly meddles in international affairs that do not concern him and regularly violates his service's most fundamental law. He has little reservation about putting the lives of children in danger by taking his heavily armed warship full of them into a demilitarized border zone to wave his country's dick around, nor does he have much moral objection to their presence; he considers them merely an annoyance. After being abducted, experimented on, and temporarily mentally reprogrammed by an alien enemy he was allowed back to his post immediately without even a thorough examination, and some years later started to literally go insane, screaming at people about his genocidal hatred for said enemy when they appeared again, and developing bloodthirsty, violent tendencies, at one point boarding a hostile foreign vessel alone and slaughtering its crew with an assault rifle. Lost his state-of-the-art battleship in a battle against a tiny corvette that could have easily been defeated if not for his executive officer's stunning cowardice and incompetence, and immediately was given command of an even better ship. Frequently lets the ship psychiatrist onto the bridge to perform duties she was not qualified for. Insists his ship is not a warship despite being enormous, heavily armored, and armed with hundreds of weapons of mass destruction. His adversaries are not fooled. And the worst part? Unlike his predecessor a century before, who once stood before a court martial and got demoted, he was never punished for anything he did. [[spoiler: Jean-Luc Picard, captain of the USS Enteprise-D/E, ''StarTrekTheNextGeneration'']]

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A field-grade military officer who makes decisions that affect the entire future of his country without consulting anyone, not even his own chain of command, and makes a mockery of the idea of civilian control of the military. He repeatedly meddles in international affairs that do not concern him and regularly violates his service's most fundamental law. He has little reservation about putting the lives of children in danger by taking his heavily armed warship full of them into a demilitarized border zone to wave his country's dick around, nor does he have much moral objection to their presence; he considers them merely an annoyance. After being abducted, experimented on, and temporarily mentally reprogrammed by an alien enemy he was allowed back to his post immediately without even a thorough examination, and some years later started to literally go insane, screaming at people about his genocidal hatred for said enemy when they appeared again, and developing bloodthirsty, violent tendencies, at one point boarding a hostile foreign vessel alone and slaughtering its crew with an assault rifle. Lost his state-of-the-art battleship in a battle against a tiny corvette that could have easily been defeated if not for his executive officer's stunning cowardice and incompetence, and immediately was given command of an even better ship. Frequently lets the ship psychiatrist onto the bridge to perform duties she was not qualified for. Insists his ship is not a warship despite being enormous, heavily armored, and armed with hundreds of weapons of mass destruction. His adversaries are not fooled. And the worst part? Unlike his predecessor a century before, who once stood before a court martial and got demoted, he was never punished for anything he did. [[spoiler: Jean-Luc Picard, captain of the USS Enteprise-D/E, ''StarTrekTheNextGeneration'']]
''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'']]
15th Dec '14 2:18:52 AM ading
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* A young man that thoughtlessly orchestrates the murder of many criminals, some just as experiments to test his abilities, as well as others. When he is targeted by the international police he attempts to murder the detective on his trail, and says even early in the story that he would be prepared to kill his own family if necessary. His ultimate goal to kill off all the 'filth' from the world and create a new society of righteous people which he would control like a god. [[spoiler: Light from ''Death Note''.]]
** ...In fact, is he a hero at all?
30th Nov '14 3:32:47 AM Ominae
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An underdeveloped, primitive civilization possessed of unpredictable, dangerous forces they do not fully understand and cannot control, goes up against the primary keepers of order and security in the universe and defeats them by undermining and perverting the security force's culture so they can no longer accomplish their mission, allowing the primitive civilization's uncontrollable, dangerous influence to spread unchecked. [[spoiler: UN Spacy, ''SuperDimensionFortressMacross'']]

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An underdeveloped, primitive civilization possessed of unpredictable, dangerous forces they do not fully understand and cannot control, goes up against the primary keepers of order and security in the universe and defeats them by undermining and perverting the security force's culture so they can no longer accomplish their mission, allowing the primitive civilization's uncontrollable, dangerous influence to spread unchecked. [[spoiler: UN Spacy, ''SuperDimensionFortressMacross'']]
''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'']]
29th Jun '14 7:29:47 PM Aiguille
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A borderline psychopath who confessed to enjoying causing carnage and slaughter, she signed up for a war against the only human government in known space capable of even attempting to protect humanity from a species of omnicidal aliens who attempted to exterminate humanity twice. Then she was recruited by a group of state-sponsored terrorists who are not accountable or even known to the people that they ostensibly serve, and, led by a voice in her head, betrayed her own government, who had struck a deal with the only alien power in known space who could protect humanity from the aforementioned omnicidal group, essentially pitting her against everyone in the galaxy with humanity's safety in mind. The state-sponsored terrorists then smuggle her back into the regular forces under an assumed name so she can help undermine the government in accordance with their plans and the voice in her head. [[spoiler: Noemi Laporte, ''BluePlanet'']]

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A borderline psychopath who confessed to enjoying causing carnage and slaughter, she signed up for a war against the only human government in known space capable of even attempting to protect humanity from a species of omnicidal aliens who attempted to exterminate humanity twice. Then she was recruited by a group of state-sponsored terrorists who are not accountable or even known to the people that they ostensibly serve, and, led by a voice in her head, betrayed her own government, who had struck a deal with the only alien power in known space who could protect humanity from the aforementioned omnicidal group, essentially pitting her against everyone in the galaxy with humanity's safety in mind. The state-sponsored terrorists then smuggle her back into the regular forces under an assumed name so she can help undermine the government in accordance with their plans and the voice in her head. [[spoiler: Noemi Laporte, ''BluePlanet'']]
''VideoGame/BluePlanet'']]
7th Jun '14 5:18:27 AM Koveras
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A spoiled young aristocrat who attempted to pester his father into letting him ride south with the army and kill foreigners, and after his family was assassinated by a rival house, conspired with a third house to overthrow the rightful queen because they didn't like her regent. He proved himself to be a merciless, bloodthirsty thug who stole whatever his rebel army needed and killed any legitimate authorities who attempted to stop them. Among his companions were an inexperienced young paramilitary officer whom he easily manipulated, a sociopathic hermit-sorceress, a former spy and political assassin, a contract killer, a dead woman possessed by a demon, a drunkard, and a foreign military commander scouting for an invasion of the country. He marched with his army to the capital to overthrow the queen by force and may have installed himself as king and had her executed. [[spoiler: the human Warden, ''DragonAgeOrigins'']]

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A spoiled young aristocrat who attempted to pester his father into letting him ride south with the army and kill foreigners, and after his family was assassinated by a rival house, conspired with a third house to overthrow the rightful queen because they didn't like her regent. He proved himself to be a merciless, bloodthirsty thug who stole whatever his rebel army needed and killed any legitimate authorities who attempted to stop them. Among his companions were an inexperienced young paramilitary officer whom he easily manipulated, a sociopathic hermit-sorceress, a former spy and political assassin, a contract killer, a dead woman possessed by a demon, a drunkard, and a foreign military commander scouting for an invasion of the country. He marched with his army to the capital to overthrow the queen by force and may have installed himself as king and had her executed. [[spoiler: the human Warden, ''DragonAgeOrigins'']]
''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'']]
29th May '14 5:35:53 PM WoolieWool
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A field-grade military officer who makes decisions that affect the entire future of his country without consulting anyone, not even his own chain of command, and makes a mockery of the idea of civilian control of the military. He repeatedly meddles in international affairs that do not concern him and regularly violates his service's most fundamental law. He has little reservation about putting the lives of children in danger by taking his heavily armed warship full of them into a demilitarized border zone to wave his country's dick around, nor does he have much moral objection to their presence; he considers them merely an annoyance. After being abducted, experimented on, and temporarily mentally reprogrammed by an alien enemy he was allowed back to his post immediately without even a thorough examination, and some years later started to literally go insane, screaming at people about his genocidal hatred for said enemy when they appeared again, and developing bloodthirsty, violent tendencies, at one point boarding a hostile foreign vessel alone and slaughtering its crew with an assault rifle. Lost his state-of-the-art battleship in a battle against a tiny corvette that could have easily been defeated if not for his executive officer's stunning cowardice and incompetence, and immediately was given command of an even better ship. Frequently lets the ship psychiatrist onto the bridge to perform duties she was not qualified for. Insists his ship is not a warship despite being enormous, heavily armored, and armed with hundreds of weapons of mass destruction. His adversaries are not fooled. And the worst part? Unlike his predecessor a century before, who once stood before a court martial and got demoted, he was never punished for anything he did. [[spoiler: Jean-Luc Picard, captain of the USS Enteprise-D/E, ''StarTrekTheNextGeneration'']]

A histrionic, overexcitable, possibly mentally unstable military officer who constantly draws attention to himself in any social situation he is in, strikes ridiculous poses, and got rewarded with the most prestigious command in his military for the accomplishment of having his old ship blown up by the enemy under his watch. Launched a suicide attack and only got saved because the commanding officer of another vessel intervened to rescue him. Is the third (at least) in a succession of reckless, irresponsible captains of ships with the same name. [[spoiler: Va'Kel Shon, captain of the USS Enterprise-F, ''StarTrekOnline'']]

A spoiled young aristocrat who attempted to pester his father into letting him ride south with the army and kill foreigners, and after his family was assassinated by a rival house, conspired with a third house to overthrow the rightful queen because they didn't like her regent. He proved himself to be a merciless, bloodthirsty thug who stole whatever his rebel army needed and killed any legitimate authorities who attempted to stop them. Among his companions were an inexperienced young paramilitary officer whom he easily manipulated, a sociopathic hermit-sorceress, a former spy and political assassin, a contract killer, a dead woman possessed by a demon, a drunkard, and a foreign military commander scouting for an invasion of the country. He marched with his army to the capital to overthrow the queen by force and may have installed himself as king and had her executed. [[spoiler: the human Warden, ''DragonAgeOrigins'']]

A borderline psychopath who confessed to enjoying causing carnage and slaughter, she signed up for a war against the only human government in known space capable of even attempting to protect humanity from a species of omnicidal aliens who attempted to exterminate humanity twice. Then she was recruited by a group of state-sponsored terrorists who are not accountable or even known to the people that they ostensibly serve, and, led by a voice in her head, betrayed her own government, who had struck a deal with the only alien power in known space who could protect humanity from the aforementioned omnicidal group, essentially pitting her against everyone in the galaxy with humanity's safety in mind. The state-sponsored terrorists then smuggle her back into the regular forces under an assumed name so she can help undermine the government in accordance with their plans and the voice in her head. [[spoiler: Noemi Laporte, ''BluePlanet'']]

A consitutional monarch abolishes his country's constitution and parliament because he is displeased with the parliament's performance, and then enters into an alliance with aliens who had previously been bitter, possibly genocidal enemies for fourteen years, without his people's permission. Said aliens prove untrustworthy, paranoid, and belligerent, and factions within them turn against the alliance and launch pogroms against his people, all while the rest of the aliens have to leech off his people's economy due to being mired in a perpetual depression, but he sticks by them regardless. [[spoiler: Emperor Khonsu II, ''FreeSpace'']]

An underdeveloped, primitive civilization possessed of unpredictable, dangerous forces they do not fully understand and cannot control, goes up against the primary keepers of order and security in the universe and defeats them by undermining and perverting the security force's culture so they can no longer accomplish their mission, allowing the primitive civilization's uncontrollable, dangerous influence to spread unchecked. [[spoiler: UN Spacy, ''SuperDimensionFortressMacross'']]

An arrogant, godlike psychic who thinks it is his birthright to rule all of humanity by exterminating anyone who resists causes the apocalypse and the rise of reality-eating demons through his sheer bullheaded stubbornness and lack of consideration for the needs of others, especially his own superpowered psychic children. [[spoiler: The God-Emperor of Mankind, ''{{Warhammer 40000}}'']]

A clumsy, stupid, thoughtless oaf rejected by his own people becomes a war hero by accident and is manipulated by the leader of the galactic parliament into endorsing a bill signing away the civil rights of all the people in the galaxy, making him complicit into the galaxy's descent into decades of fascism and civil war. [[spoiler: Jar-Jar Binks, ''StarWars'']]

An insufferable blowhard with average fighter piloting skills who constantly boasts, disobeys orders, and frequently gets in over his head and relies on others to bail him out in combat, becomes reknowned as his country's leading fighter ace and takes credit for the accomplishments of his far more competent comrade because said comrade is too nice to call him to the carpet in public. In his youth his superiors hated him so much that his commanding officer made jokes about other pilots being allowed to kill him if he doesn't shut up. [[spoiler: Todd "Maniac" Marshall, ''WingCommander'']]
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27th Feb '14 8:13:37 AM whiteladydragon00
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