History PlayingWith / LackOfEmpathy

24th Dec '17 2:38:18 AM Tehrannotaur
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** Bob tortures and kills Alice and her entire family. His only regret is not forcing Alice's daughter, the 6-year-old Charlotte, to watch her dog being slaughtered.

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** Bob [[MoralEventHorizon tortures and kills Alice and her entire family. family]]. His [[IRegretNothing only regret is not forcing Alice's daughter, the 6-year-old Charlotte, to watch her dog being slaughtered.slaughtered]].


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** ButForMeItWasTuesday
7th Sep '17 12:24:40 AM nendroid
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** Bob was raised in a [[CrapsackWorld world]] where [[HumansAreBastards empathizing is iseless]].

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** Bob was raised in a [[CrapsackWorld world]] where [[HumansAreBastards empathizing is iseless]].useless]].
7th Sep '17 12:24:16 AM nendroid
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** Bob was raised in a [[CrapsackWorld world]] where [[HumansAreBastards empathizing is iseless]].
28th Aug '17 8:43:06 PM nendroid
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* '''Downplayed''': Bob sees Alice crying because her old car is broken. He doesn't understand what the car meant to her.

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* '''Downplayed''': '''Downplayed''':
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Bob sees Alice crying because her old car is broken. He doesn't understand what the car meant to her.her.
** NoSympathy
13th Feb '17 5:32:11 PM ectostar
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** TheEmpath
** AllLovingHero

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** TheEmpath
TheEmpath.
** AllLovingHeroAllLovingHero.



** People think Bob is just holding it in, but [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk he's not.]]

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** People think Bob is just holding it in, but [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk he's not.]]not]].



** Bob's lack of empathy has earned him the reputation of being a sociopath.

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** Bob's lack of empathy has earned him the reputation of being a sociopath.{{sociopath}}.



** Bob notices his lack of empathy and [[HeelRealization starts to wonder whether he's a terrible person.]]

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** Bob notices his lack of empathy and [[HeelRealization starts to wonder whether he's a terrible person.]]person]].



** And the sociopath is the only one who remains loyal to [[HeroWithBadPublicity the hero]] because he can't be swayed by [[MaliciousSlander appeals to emotion.]]
** Bob makes up for his lack of empathy through actual physical action whenever someone is suffering while everyone else [[BystanderSyndrome thinks that their sympathy is enough of a response to other's suffering.]]

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** And the sociopath is the only one who remains loyal to [[HeroWithBadPublicity the hero]] because he can't be swayed by [[MaliciousSlander appeals to emotion.]]
emotion]].
** Bob makes up for his lack of empathy through actual physical action whenever someone is suffering while everyone else [[BystanderSyndrome thinks that their sympathy is enough of a response to other's suffering.]]suffering]].



Back to LackOfEmpathy...but I couldn't care less whether you visit it or not.

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Back to LackOfEmpathy... but I couldn't care less whether you visit it or not.
21st Jan '17 11:51:14 PM AgentKyles
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* '''Inverted''': TheEmpath

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* '''Inverted''': TheEmpath '''Inverted''':
** TheEmpath
** AllLovingHero



** Bob is usually an emotionless bastard, but then he finally [[DespairEventHorizon breaks down and cries]] when he loses his pet.
** Bob can't empathize with people on the emotional level but he can empathize with people on the logical level.

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** Bob is usually an emotionless bastard, but then he finally [[DespairEventHorizon [[NotSoStoic breaks down and cries]] [[DespairEventHorizon when he loses his pet.
pet]].
** Bob can't empathize with people on the emotional level (whether because he's born an EmotionlessBoy or just too adherent to [[TheStoic the philosophy of Stoicism]]) but he can empathize with people on the logical level.



* '''Parodied''': Bob goes to a movie that makes everyone cries, and he then says it sucks.

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* '''Parodied''': Bob goes to a movie that makes everyone cries, crying, and he then says it sucks.



%%* '''Played For Laughs''': ???

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%%* '''Played For Laughs''': ??? ???
27th Aug '15 8:40:10 AM SuperBlah
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Back to LackOfEmpathy...but I could care less whether you visit it or not.

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Back to LackOfEmpathy...but I could couldn't care less whether you visit it or not.
30th May '15 3:46:25 AM krimzonflygon2
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* '''Played For Drama''': Bob is a VisionaryVillain who saw people suffering and was inspired to [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans create a utopia]] because he believes everyone deserves to be happy. At least, he started out that way: nowadays he cannot see the forest for the trees, willing to sacrifice hundreds, even thousands without a second thought for the 'greater good'. His lack of empathy ironically stemmed from a sense of empathy that could be called overdeveloped.



%%* '''Played For Drama''': ???
11th Sep '14 11:07:58 AM 313Bluestreak
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* '''Discussed''': "Bob, do you even care about anything?" "What's caring?"

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* '''Discussed''': '''Discussed''':
-->'''Alice''':
"Bob, do you even care about anything?" anything?"\\
'''Bob''':
"What's caring?"



** Alice notices Bob's lack of empathy, so she [[BewareTheNiceOnes snaps and beats him senseless]].

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** Alice notices Bob's lack of empathy, so she [[BewareTheNiceOnes [[BreakTheCutie snaps and beats him senseless]].
1st Mar '14 2:37:32 PM ilniaj
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* '''Double Subverted''': People think Bob is just holding it in, but [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk he's not.]]

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* '''Double Subverted''': Subverted''':
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People think Bob is just holding it in, but [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk he's not.]]]]
** And only so he can manipulate people into doing his biding.
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