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12th Jun '17 4:03:02 PM Jake18
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* Nakago in ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'' will go to any means to achieve his goal of godhood, and manipulates anyone who can advance his goals, and [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness kills]] them when they are of no use to him. He manipulates Yui into making him a god, and knows that she would be eaten by Seiryuu after wards, and kills one of the Seiryu warriors when he has no other need of him.

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* Nakago in ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'' will go to any means to achieve his goal of godhood, and manipulates anyone who can advance his goals, and [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness kills]] them when they are of no use to him. He manipulates Yui into making him a god, and knows that she would be eaten by Seiryuu after wards, afterwards, and kills one of the Seiryu warriors when he has no other need of him.
4th Jun '17 1:45:15 PM Prometheus117
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** [[spoiler: Frieza's U6 counterpart, Frost, is just as terrible. He shows no remorse or empathy about starting wars that kill millions and then plays hero before selling the planets he destroys for profit, making him a classic BitchInSheepsClothing. He uses his NiceGuy facade to gain powerful supporters for his cause like the Saiyans and uses his resources to help the children of the people he indirectly murdered. He even tries to manipulate the God of Destruction to his cause, who was completely fooled by Frost's entire act. To top it all off, when he is caught, he brags about what he has done, all with a smug smile on his face. In many ways, he's worse and more dangerous than Frieza since he rules through charm instead of fear]].

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** [[spoiler: Frieza's U6 counterpart, Frost, is just [[ALighterShadeOfBlack almost]] as terrible.bad. He shows no remorse or empathy about starting wars that kill millions and then plays hero before selling the planets he destroys for profit, making him a classic BitchInSheepsClothing. He uses his NiceGuy facade to gain powerful supporters for his cause like the Saiyans and uses his resources to help the children of the people he indirectly murdered. He even tries to manipulate the God of Destruction to his cause, who was completely fooled by Frost's entire act. To top it all off, when he is caught, he brags about what he has done, all with a smug smile on his face. In many ways, he's worse and more dangerous than Frieza since he rules through charm instead of fear]].fear. The only things that make him better than Frieza are the fact that [[SanityHasAdvantages he's not insane and knows when to call it quits]], is ''not'' a {{Sadist}} and [[NoNonsenseNemesis prefers to avoid dragging things out and actually finishing fights]], and actually has some concept of honor, given that [[FaceDeathWithDignity when he thought the assassin Hit would kill him he surrendered with only a quiet curse]], whereas Frieza would have [[RageQuit tried to blow the planet up they were on out of spite]]]].
31st May '17 12:33:23 AM KOman
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** [[spoiler:Kyubey (and his species by extension) convinces girls to form dangerous contracts with him, which will end up [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie turning them into the very]] {{EldritchAbomination}}s that they're meant to fight. [[VillainsNeverLie He doesn't lie]], but he dodges around the concept of informed consent by leaving out crucial aspects of becoming a magical girl until the unfortunate contractors get a first-hand experience, and he is utterly incapable of understanding why the risks of becoming a magical girl troubles his contractors. As long as he's met his energy quota, he doesn't care what happens to the Earth once the magical girls turn into witches. Kyubey is an interesting example as his species lacks emotions.]]

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** [[spoiler:Kyubey (and his species by extension) convinces girls to form dangerous contracts with him, which will end up [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie turning them into the very]] {{EldritchAbomination}}s {{Eldritch Abomination}}s that they're meant to fight. [[VillainsNeverLie He doesn't lie]], but he dodges around the concept of informed consent by leaving out crucial aspects of becoming a magical girl until the unfortunate contractors get a first-hand experience, and he is utterly incapable of understanding why the risks of becoming a magical girl troubles his contractors. As long as he's met his energy quota, he doesn't care what happens to the Earth once the magical girls turn into witches. Kyubey is an interesting example as his species lacks emotions.]]
31st May '17 12:32:51 AM KOman
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** [[spoiler:Kyubey (and his species by extension) convinces girls to form dangerous contracts with him, which will end up [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie turning them into the very]] {{EldritchAbomination}}s that they're meant to fight. [[VillainsNeverLie He doesn't lie]], but he dodges around the concept of informed consent by leaving out crucial aspects of becoming a magical girl until the unfortunate contractors get a first-hand experience, and he is utterly incapable of understanding why the risks of becoming a magical girl troubles his contractors. As long as he's met his energy quota, he doesn't care what happens to the Earth once the magical girls turn into witches. Kyubey is an interesting example as his species lacks emotions.]]
19th Apr '17 4:11:46 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Vegeta's pre-CharacterDevelopment self. Unlike the other Saiyans shown in the series who have some care towards their kinsmen, Vegeta didn't give a damn about anyone except himself. He dismisses reviving Raditz for being weak and personally murdered Nappa who was asking for his help. He also tries to slowly crush Goku to death as a Great Ape and then tries to kill Goku in front of his son. On Namek, he's confused about why Dende won't heal him, despite the fact that he personally killed an entire village of Namekians for their Dragon Ball (which he actually laughs about later), and doesn't understand why [[EvilCannotComprehendGood anyone would want to help him since he knows that he's an asshole]]. That's not even getting into how he treated Future Trunks, [[AbusiveParent who he physically and mentally abused]]. It takes a lot of {{Humiliation Conga}}s, BreakTheHaughty, and {{Laser Guided Karma}}s before he finally becomes a better person.

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** Vegeta's pre-CharacterDevelopment self. Unlike the other Saiyans shown in the series who have some care towards their kinsmen, Vegeta didn't give a damn about anyone except himself. He dismisses reviving Raditz for being weak and personally murdered Nappa who was asking for his help. He also tries to slowly crush Goku to death as a Great Ape and then tries to kill Goku in front of his son. On Namek, he's confused about why Dende won't heal him, despite the fact that he personally killed an entire village of Namekians for their Dragon Ball (which he actually laughs about later), and doesn't understand why [[EvilCannotComprehendGood anyone would want to help him since he knows that he's an asshole]]. That's not even getting into how he treated Future Trunks, [[AbusiveParent who he physically and mentally abused]]. It takes a lot of {{Humiliation Conga}}s, BreakTheHaughty, LaserGuidedKarma, and {{Laser Guided Karma}}s ''two'' {{Redemption Equals Death}}s before he finally becomes a better person.
19th Apr '17 3:58:48 PM mkmlp
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* In ''[[LightNovel/YoujoSenki Youjo Senki: Saga Of Tanya The Evil]]'' we have the titular character herself, who has virtually zero empathy for others and makes no acts of kindness that aren't meant to further her own career in some way; the few moral conflicts she has in the light novel have minimal impact on her actions and are cut entirely from the manga and anime. She casually sends upstart soldiers under her command to their death without a second thought, and tries using her childish demeanor to guilt trip and manipulate a captain into retiring early to eliminate him as a competitor. Everything she does comes back to her goal of climbing the ranks and landing herself in a safe rear-line position, and she never looks back on her actions with remorse. Interestingly, this and the fact that her mindset effectively comes from almost a century ahead of the setting also result in constant miscommunications and misinterpreting the actions of others.
30th Mar '17 12:07:03 PM infernape612
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* From ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' we have [[PsychoForHire Hidan]], who unlike most characters in the series has no positive traits and ''never did''. He slaughtered his village simply because he was disgusted with their pacifistic way of life, and performed gruesome rituals to attain immortality for himself. He's also AxeCrazy and cruel [[ForTheEvulz for its own sake]]. On top of that, even the series itself seems to posit him as the most unsympathetic major villain, as he's exempt from the CycleOfRevenge {{Aesop}} pervading the storyline with his FateWorseThanDeath (though it helps Shikamaru's case that Hidan has nobody who would care about his cruel fate barring potential allies, and also that just killing him would be ''[[{{Immortality}} impossible]]'').

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* From ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' we have [[PsychoForHire Hidan]], who unlike most characters in the series has no positive traits and ''never did''. He slaughtered his village simply because he was disgusted with their pacifistic way of life, and performed gruesome rituals to attain immortality for himself. He's also AxeCrazy AxCrazy and cruel [[ForTheEvulz for its own sake]]. On top of that, even the series itself seems to posit him as the most unsympathetic major villain, as he's exempt from the CycleOfRevenge {{Aesop}} pervading the storyline with his FateWorseThanDeath (though it helps Shikamaru's case that Hidan has nobody who would care about his cruel fate barring potential allies, and also that just killing him would be ''[[{{Immortality}} impossible]]'').



* Though there's plenty of AxeCrazy to go around in ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'', there is so far only one ''canonically'' confirmed sociopath is revealed in ''Children of the Bottle''. Against all odds, this is not the unrepentantly callous [[MadScientist Huey Laforet]] (who is capable of truly caring for a [[TheLostLenore small]] [[MoralityChain few]]) or even the gleefully sadistic Fermet (who can understand and experience strong, genuine emotion), but rather [[spoiler:the unrelentingly optimistic Elmer C. Albatross]].

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* Though there's plenty of AxeCrazy AxCrazy to go around in ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'', there is so far only one ''canonically'' confirmed sociopath is revealed in ''Children of the Bottle''. Against all odds, this is not the unrepentantly callous [[MadScientist Huey Laforet]] (who is capable of truly caring for a [[TheLostLenore small]] [[MoralityChain few]]) or even the gleefully sadistic Fermet (who can understand and experience strong, genuine emotion), but rather [[spoiler:the unrelentingly optimistic Elmer C. Albatross]].
30th Mar '17 12:04:44 PM infernape612
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** Zamasu fits many of the qualities of one. He shows no empathy toward others, not even his own fellow gods, given that [[spoiler: he is willing to commit mass murder of mortals and even kill his own master to further his plan]]. After becoming a complete zealot in his belief, he continues to act as the dutiful student to Gawasu so he can gain knowledge about the Super Dragon Balls and [[spoiler: kill Gawasu without him suspecting anything]]. He also has a grandiose sense of self-worth, especially his [[spoiler: future counterpart who sees himself as a 'true god' after gaining immortality]], since he believes that he's doing the god's justice and all his evil acts are justified.
** Goku Black has many sociopathic traits. He is openly psychotic and enjoys the death and destruction he spreads, has a grandiose opinion of himself as his [[spoiler: unveiling of Super Saiyan Rosé lays bare and he sees himself as a 'true god' after murdering all the other gods in the universes]], a staggering LackOfEmpathy for those he kills, [[spoiler: like him murdering Goku who was trapped in his old body in front of his wife and child before killing them in cold blood]] and, at least in the manga, growing bored when there is no one left to satisfy his BloodKnight nature. Which all makes sense since Goku Black is [[spoiler: an alternative version Present Zamasu who has many of the same sociopathic characteristics]].

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** Zamasu fits many of the qualities of one. He shows no empathy toward others, not even his own fellow gods, given that [[spoiler: he is willing to commit mass murder of mortals and even kill his own master to further his plan]]. After becoming a complete zealot in his belief, beliefs, he continues to act as the dutiful student to Gawasu so he can gain knowledge about the Super Dragon Balls and [[spoiler: kill Gawasu without him suspecting anything]]. He also has a grandiose sense of self-worth, especially his [[spoiler: future counterpart who sees himself as a 'true god' after gaining immortality]], since he believes that he's doing the god's justice and all his evil acts are justified.
** Goku Black has many sociopathic traits. He is openly psychotic and enjoys the death and destruction he spreads, has a grandiose opinion of himself as his [[spoiler: unveiling of Super Saiyan Rosé lays bare and he sees himself as a 'true god' after murdering all the other gods in the universes]], a staggering LackOfEmpathy for those he kills, [[spoiler: like him murdering Goku who was trapped in his old body in front of his wife and child before killing them in cold blood]] and, at least in the manga, growing bored when there is no one left to satisfy his BloodKnight nature. Which all makes sense since Goku Black is [[spoiler: an alternative version of Present Zamasu who has many of the same sociopathic characteristics]].
30th Mar '17 12:04:04 PM infernape612
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** Beerus in many ways can be classified as a high-functional sociopath with impulse issues. [[LackOfEmpathy He cares for little outside of his own wants and thinks nothing of the lives of mortals]] since he was willing to destroy the Earth just to force Goku to unleash more of his power as a Super Saiyan God. [[ConsummateLiar He lies]] and [[ManipulativeBastard manipulates]] others like his entire deal with [[spoiler: Monaka]], to try to bring out other people's abilities. He also needs constant stimulation when he's awake, otherwise he will grow bored and destroy more planets than he needs to for petty reasons. Part of the reason why he searches for a Super Saiyan God to fight is because he's bored since he hasn't had a real challenged in a long time. [[SmugSuper He also thinks a lot of himself]] since he is a [[PhysicalGod god]] and can basically do whatever he wants, something he constantly reminds Whis of. Finally, it's questionable if Beerus really cares for anyone given that he treats the closest thing he has to a friend as a servant who he regularly bosses around, and his friendship towards Goku and Vegeta is anything but equal. He treats Vegeta as an errand boy and he mocks Goku for wanting to save the fighters from U6 from [[spoiler: Champa]], pointing out how [[KickTheDog powerless Goku actually is compared to the gods and he should remember his place]]. This is on top of him being extremely impulsive. [[DisproportionateRetribution He will destroy planets and solar systems over the smallest things, and he will kill those he considered his friends and allies if things don't go his way]]. With all that said, unlike most characters in ''Dragon Ball'', Beerus' sociopathy doesn't necessary mean that he's an evil person. [[BlueAndOrangeMorality Just someone with a complicated moral code]].
** From what we've seen of Champa, he seems to be the same high-functional sociopath as Beerus, although his impulse issues are not nearly as bad. [[LackOfEmpathy He care for little outside his own wants]], thinks his team are nothing but pawns to the gods, and treats Vados even worse than Beerus treats Whis. He was also ready to [[spoiler: kill his entire team for the [[SoreLoser shame of losing to U7]] and he did this all while gloating with an EvilLaugh]]. However, much like Beerus, being a sociopath doesn't make him necessarily evil, but gives him a [[BlueAndOrangeMorality complicated moral code]] since he does show [[EveryoneHasStandards some level of care]] when he hears that Frost is fighting to help children, and he's [[spoiler: disturbed and angry when he learns that Frost is really an underground planet broker]]. But he then turns around and promises to support Frost if he defeats Vegeta, since he ''really'' wants to beat Beerus during the tournament, although he doesn't care when Frost loses.

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** Beerus in many ways can be classified as a high-functional high-functioning sociopath with impulse issues. [[LackOfEmpathy He cares for little outside of his own wants and thinks nothing of the lives of mortals]] since he was willing to destroy the Earth just to force Goku to unleash more of his power as a Super Saiyan God. [[ConsummateLiar He lies]] and [[ManipulativeBastard manipulates]] others like his entire deal with [[spoiler: Monaka]], to try to bring out other people's abilities. He also needs constant stimulation when he's awake, otherwise he will grow bored and destroy more planets than he needs to for petty reasons. Part of the reason why he searches for a Super Saiyan God to fight is because he's bored since he hasn't had a real challenged in a long time. [[SmugSuper He also thinks a lot of himself]] since he is a [[PhysicalGod god]] and can basically do whatever he wants, something he constantly reminds Whis of. Finally, it's questionable if Beerus really cares for anyone given that he treats the closest thing he has to a friend as a servant who he regularly bosses around, and his friendship towards Goku and Vegeta is anything but equal. He treats Vegeta as an errand boy and he mocks Goku for wanting to save the fighters from U6 from [[spoiler: Champa]], pointing out how [[KickTheDog powerless Goku actually is compared to the gods and he should remember his place]]. This is on top of him being extremely impulsive. [[DisproportionateRetribution He will destroy planets and solar systems over the smallest things, and he will kill those he considered his friends and allies if things don't go his way]]. With all that said, unlike most characters in ''Dragon Ball'', Beerus' sociopathy doesn't necessary mean that he's an evil person. [[BlueAndOrangeMorality Just someone with a complicated moral code]].
** From what we've seen of Champa, he seems to be the same high-functional high-functioning sociopath as Beerus, although his impulse issues are not nearly as bad. [[LackOfEmpathy He care for little outside his own wants]], thinks his team are nothing but pawns to the gods, and treats Vados even worse than Beerus treats Whis. He was also ready to [[spoiler: kill his entire team for the [[SoreLoser shame of losing to U7]] and he did this all while gloating with an EvilLaugh]]. However, much like Beerus, being a sociopath doesn't make him necessarily evil, but gives him a [[BlueAndOrangeMorality complicated moral code]] since he does show [[EveryoneHasStandards some level of care]] when he hears that Frost is fighting to help children, and he's [[spoiler: disturbed and angry when he learns that Frost is really an underground planet broker]]. But he then turns around and promises to support Frost if he defeats Vegeta, since he ''really'' wants to beat Beerus during the tournament, although he doesn't care when Frost loses.
30th Mar '17 12:03:02 PM infernape612
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** [[spoiler: Frieza's U6 counterpart, Frost, is just as terrible. He shows no remorse or empathy about starting wars that kill millions and then plays hero before selling the planets he destroys for profit, making him a classic BitchInSheepsClothing. He uses his NiceGuy facade to gain powerful supporters for his cause like the Saiyans and uses his resources to help the children of the people he indirectly murdered. He even tries to manipulate the God of Destruction to his cause, who was completely fooled by Frost's entire act. To top it all off, when he is caught, he brags about what he has done, all with a smug smile on his face. In many ways, he's worse and more dangerous than Frieza since he rule through charm instead of fear]].

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** [[spoiler: Frieza's U6 counterpart, Frost, is just as terrible. He shows no remorse or empathy about starting wars that kill millions and then plays hero before selling the planets he destroys for profit, making him a classic BitchInSheepsClothing. He uses his NiceGuy facade to gain powerful supporters for his cause like the Saiyans and uses his resources to help the children of the people he indirectly murdered. He even tries to manipulate the God of Destruction to his cause, who was completely fooled by Frost's entire act. To top it all off, when he is caught, he brags about what he has done, all with a smug smile on his face. In many ways, he's worse and more dangerous than Frieza since he rule rules through charm instead of fear]].
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