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12th Aug '17 11:39:46 AM Doug86
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* Comicbook/{{Lobo}} of Franchise/TheDCU parodies this: he is a relentless killing machine who often kills his bounties instead of capturing them, yet at the same time has a soft spot for "space dolphins". But he ''did'' once spare Aquaman's life because he felt he couldn't hurt somebody who loved dolphins as much as he did.

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* Comicbook/{{Lobo}} SelfDemonstrating/{{Lobo}} of Franchise/TheDCU parodies this: he is a relentless killing machine who often kills his bounties instead of capturing them, yet at the same time has a soft spot for "space dolphins". But he ''did'' once spare Aquaman's life because he felt he couldn't hurt somebody who loved dolphins as much as he did.
13th Jul '17 4:16:06 AM NightShade96
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* In the [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver]] and [[TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks Bronze Ages,]] Comicbook/LexLuthor used to get PetTheDog moments once in a while, showing that EvenEvilHasStandards and that he hadn't completely forgotten he UsedToBeASweetKid before he turned criminal. [[Creator/ElliotSMaggin Elliot S! Maggin]] was the writer most likely to play up [[NobleDemon this aspect]] of Lex's personality, though other writers like Edmond Hamilton and Carey Bates did so as well. By contrast, both the [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] and PostCrisis versions of Lex have been portrayed almost exclusively as totally evil.
** In TheNew52 continuity, he gets these moments back, especially with Bizarro and Ted Kord.

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* In the [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver]] and [[TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks Bronze Ages,]] Comicbook/LexLuthor used to get PetTheDog moments once in a while, showing that EvenEvilHasStandards and that he hadn't completely forgotten he UsedToBeASweetKid before he turned criminal. [[Creator/ElliotSMaggin Elliot S! Maggin]] was the writer most likely to play up [[NobleDemon this aspect]] of Lex's personality, though other writers like Edmond Hamilton and Carey Bates did so as well. By contrast, both the [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] and PostCrisis ComicBook/PostCrisis versions of Lex have been portrayed almost exclusively as totally evil.
** In TheNew52 ComicBook/New52 continuity, he gets these moments back, especially with Bizarro and Ted Kord.
22nd Mar '17 10:51:41 AM TheNerevarine
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* ComicBook/XForce vol. 3 desconstructed this trope in [[TheChessmaster Eli Bard]]'s backstory. He was a Roman senator named Eliphas that was regarded as a push-over by his family and peers, but he had a MoralityPet in form of a little girl that served as a slave. When he crossed paths with [[TheVamp Selene]], she offered to love him forever and make him immortal if he sacrificed every soul in Rome to her. Eliphas agreed to do it, but decided to warn the little girl to leave the city with her family. She told her parents, who proceeded to warn the guards about him, who interrupted him just in time he was about to perform the spell to sacrifice all Romans. This lead to him getting cursed by Selene and turned into a vampire-like mutate, living in constant torment for not being together with his beloved. In short, [[LovesMakesYouEvil after he took the path to evil]], [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished his one moment of kindness costed him ''everything'']].

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* ComicBook/XForce ''ComicBook/XForce'' vol. 3 desconstructed this trope in [[TheChessmaster Eli Bard]]'s backstory. He was a Roman senator named Eliphas that was regarded as a push-over by his family and peers, but he had a MoralityPet in form of a little girl that served as a slave. When he crossed paths with [[TheVamp Selene]], she offered to love him forever and make him immortal if he sacrificed every soul in Rome to her. Eliphas agreed to do it, but decided to warn the little girl to leave the city with her family. She told her parents, who proceeded to warn the guards about him, who interrupted him just in time he was about to perform the spell to sacrifice all Romans. This lead to him getting cursed by Selene and turned into a vampire-like mutate, living in constant torment for not being together with his beloved. In short, [[LovesMakesYouEvil [[LoveMakesYouEvil after he took the path to evil]], [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished his one moment of kindness costed him ''everything'']].
22nd Mar '17 10:51:02 AM TheNerevarine
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* ComicBook/XForce vol. 3 desconstructed this trope in [[TheChessmaster Eli Bard]]'s backstory. He was a Roman senator named Eliphas that was regarded as a push-over by his family and peers, but he had a MoralityPet in form of a little girl that served as a slave. When he crossed paths with [[TheVamp Selene]], she offered to love him forever and make him immortal if he sacrificed every soul in Rome to her. Eliphas agreed to do it, but decided to warn the little girl to leave the city with her family. She told her parents, who proceeded to warn the guards about him, who interrupted him just in time he was about to perform the spell to sacrifice all Romans. This lead to him getting cursed by Selene and turned into a vampire-like mutate, living in constant torment for not being together with his beloved. In short, [[LovesMakesYouEvil after he took the path to evil]], [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished his one moment of kindness costed him ''everything'']].
8th Feb '17 11:36:13 AM comicwriter
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8th Feb '17 11:35:44 AM comicwriter
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* Lobo of Franchise/TheDCU parodies this: he is a relentless killing machine who often kills his bounties instead of capturing them, yet at the same time has a soft spot for "space dolphins". But he ''did'' once spare Aquaman's life because he felt he couldn't hurt somebody who loved dolphins as much as he did.

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* Lobo Comicbook/{{Lobo}} of Franchise/TheDCU parodies this: he is a relentless killing machine who often kills his bounties instead of capturing them, yet at the same time has a soft spot for "space dolphins". But he ''did'' once spare Aquaman's life because he felt he couldn't hurt somebody who loved dolphins as much as he did.



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* When Gotham City is destroyed by an earthquake, usual Franchise/{{Batman}} villain Poison Ivy takes over the city park and makes it a haven for the city's orphaned children, caring for them like her own children. When the police see her as a dangerous terrorist and try to take back control, the herbicidal chemicals they use poisons one of the girls inside, and Poison Ivy chooses to give herself up to save her life.

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When Gotham City is destroyed by an earthquake, usual Franchise/{{Batman}} villain Poison Ivy takes over the city park and makes it a haven for the city's orphaned children, caring for them like her own children. When the police see her as a dangerous terrorist and try to take back control, the herbicidal chemicals they use poisons one of the girls inside, and Poison Ivy chooses to give herself up to save her life.life.
** In another story, she uses her mind control abilities to make sure JerkAss negligent father pays for his son's art school tuition.
13th Dec '16 7:25:47 AM silverbolt1
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** In TheNew52 continuity, he gets these moments back, especially with Bizarro and Ted Kord.
9th Dec '16 1:55:33 PM DustSnitch
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* ComicBook/{{Hellboy}} is a huge demon with enough strength to tear a car in half. He is the {{Badass}} to end all badasses. As such, his action figure comes with the following props: A six-pack of beer, a revolver, and a... kitty?! Yes, the son of Satan is a cat-lover.

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* ComicBook/{{Hellboy}} is a huge demon with enough strength to tear a car in half. He is the {{Badass}} badass to end all badasses. As such, his action figure comes with the following props: A six-pack of beer, a revolver, and a... kitty?! Yes, the son of Satan is a cat-lover.
28th Oct '16 1:49:35 PM nombretomado
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* In the [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver]] and [[TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks Bronze Ages,]] Comicbook/LexLuthor used to get PetTheDog moments once in a while, showing that EvenEvilHasStandards and that he hadn't completely forgotten he UsedToBeASweetKid before he turned criminal. [[Creator/ElliotSMaggin Elliot S! Maggin]] was the writer most likely to play up [[NobleDemon this aspect]] of Lex's personality, though other writers like Edmond Hamilton and Carey Bates did so as well. By contrast, both the [[TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] and PostCrisis versions of Lex have been portrayed almost exclusively as totally evil.

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* In the [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver]] and [[TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks Bronze Ages,]] Comicbook/LexLuthor used to get PetTheDog moments once in a while, showing that EvenEvilHasStandards and that he hadn't completely forgotten he UsedToBeASweetKid before he turned criminal. [[Creator/ElliotSMaggin Elliot S! Maggin]] was the writer most likely to play up [[NobleDemon this aspect]] of Lex's personality, though other writers like Edmond Hamilton and Carey Bates did so as well. By contrast, both the [[TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] and PostCrisis versions of Lex have been portrayed almost exclusively as totally evil.
13th Oct '16 7:03:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/NemesisTheWarlock'': Defied when Purity infiltrates the Terminators as Torquemada's new girlfriend (Nemesis used a spell on him) and after spending several weeks seeing how blatantly monstrous he is, wonders if there's anything remotely redeeming about Torquemada so asks him if he likes dogs. Torquemada states he doesn't.
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