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2nd Nov '16 7:17:11 AM Dechstreme
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*** However, Danzo never truly discontinued the practice regardless of what Sai claimed. The boy just never underwent the final duel to the death because it's implied that his brother figure, who Sai was supposed to fight and kill eventually, had enough human decency that he decided to commit suicide instead of fighting Sai to the death to save his surrogate younger brother. Sai was essentially incomplete by Danzo's standards, and Danzo himself was entertaining getting rid of Sai after he no longer needed him because contact with Naruto and the others had compromised Sai in his eyes.
20th Oct '16 8:10:00 PM zealots
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** ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'' has a high-functioning example with Prime Minister Wong, ruler of Neo Hong Kong and ruler of the world at the beginning of the series because his country won the last Gundam Fight. Not content with ruling through Gundam Fight victories, Wong plots to make his control over Earth and space permanent by using the Devil Gundam. He forms a BigBadDuumvirate with Master Asia, but he has no respect for Master Asia's philosophies nor interest in his own motivation. Wong will happily manipulate him along with everyone else and gloats with laughter when a coughing fit prevents Master Asia from attacking him. Wong makes no effort to understand the motivations of the fighters either and is often confused or bored by their passionate behavior while he [[ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem shamelessly tries to rig their matches]]. He kidnaps Allenby [[spoiler:to make her the Devil Gundam's pilot]] and discards Master Asia as soon as his plans are advanced enough.

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** ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'' seemingly has a high-functioning example with Prime Minister Wong, ruler of Neo Hong Kong and ruler of the world at the beginning of the series because his country won the last Gundam Fight. Not content with ruling through a fair victory in the 13th Gundam Fight victories, Fight, Wong plots to make his control over Earth and space permanent by using the Devil Gundam. He forms a BigBadDuumvirate with Master Asia, but he has no respect for Master Asia's philosophies nor interest in his own motivation. Wong will happily manipulate him along with everyone else and gloats with laughter when a coughing fit prevents Master Asia from attacking him. Wong makes no effort to understand the motivations of the fighters either and is often confused or bored by their passionate behavior while he [[ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem shamelessly tries to rig their matches]]. He kidnaps Allenby [[spoiler:to make her the Devil Gundam's pilot]] and discards Master Asia as soon as his plans are advanced enough. And yet, for all of this, [[WordOfGod Yasuhiro Imagawa's notes]] (which can be viewed on the American G Gundam DVD extras) establish Wong as WellIntentionedExtremist of the MyCountryRightOrWrong variety, calling him "the only man who could successfully help Neo Hong Kong thrive on the declined Earth" and even crediting him with single-handedly rebuilding his nation (which is notably the ''only'' nation depicted in ''G'' to not have a space colony of their own).
** A better example of this trope in ''G'' is brought to us by the secret final BigBad of the series, [[spoiler:Major Ulube Ishikawa]]. A career soldier who even before crossing paths with the Devil Gundam is enough of a GeneralRipper to engineer a carefully-plotted scheme to seize the then-Ultimate Gundam's power for himself. Though he fails in this goal, he is able to successfully frame [[spoiler:Domon Kasshu's father Raizo]] as a traitor, absolving himself and his fellow conspirator [[spoiler:Dr. Mikamura]] of any blame. What really tips him for Sociopath status, though, is in [[spoiler:how effectively he spends ''the first 46 episodes'' manipulating everyone around him into thinking he's a ReasonableAuthorityFigure, particularly Raizo's son and series hero Domon Kasshu]]. When he finally drops the manipulations and reveals himself he is positively ''ecstatic'', executing all his lieutenants in short order because he feels with the Devil Gundam's power he can "handle everything on my own". What separates him from Wong, though, is in how ''petty'' his villainy truly is under their seemingly similar goals ([[spoiler:specifically, while Ulube talks a good game about Neo-Japan ruling the universe, when push comes to shove he admits that it was his defeat by Master Asia, and subsequently realization that "power rules this universe", that motivated him to make a grab for the Devil/Ultimate Gundam in the first place]]).


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** Azrael's like-minded rival in the PLANT colonies, Patrick Zala, is also one of these, fittingly so since he is the counterpart to granddaddy Gundam sociopath Gihren Zabi. While he starts off as simply a WellIntentionedExtremist and TheStoic, as the war goes on Zala becomes more and more bloodthirsty, deciding firstly that [[FinalSolution all Naturals must die]] and then targeting dissenting opinions on his own side (most notably Lacus Clyne's father, who is horrifically gunned down on Zala's orders). He is not above OffingTheOffspring, attempting to kill his son Athrun ''twice'', and at the end is so far gone that he is willing to shoot a soldier that has faithfully served him since the beginning of the war, just for questioning him. Ironically this is his undoing, as the soldier in question survives just long enough to draw his sidearm and repay Zala in kind.
10th Oct '16 6:11:04 AM Ramona122003
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** Zamasu fits many of the qualities of one. He shows no empathy toward others, 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 of the traits of one. 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]], a staggering LackOfEmpathy for those he kills and, at least in the manga, grows bored when there is no one to satisfy his BloodKnight nature. Which all makes sense since Goku Black is [[spoiler: Present Zamasu who has many sociopath 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, 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 of the traits of one. 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]], 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 kills, [[spoiler: like him murdering Goku who was trapped in his old body in front of his wife and child before killing them in coldblood]] and, at least in the manga, grows 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 sociopath characteristics]].
7th Oct '16 7:15:16 PM Ramona122003
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** Goku Black has many of the traits of one. 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]], a staggering LackOfEmpathy for those he kills and, at least in the manga, grows bored when there is no one to satisfy his BloodKnight nature. Which all makes sense since Goku Black is [[spoiler: Present Zamasu who has many sociopath characteristics]].
28th Sep '16 2:02:32 AM Ramona122003
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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 unleashed 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'', him being a sociopath doesn't necessary means 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.
** Zamasu fits many of the qualities of one. He shows no empathy toward others, 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.
25th Sep '16 2:10:31 AM JG98
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* Candy's bitchy step-sister Eliza Reagan in ''CandyCandy'' has several sociopathic traits. She's wholly [[ItsAllAboutMe selfish]] and incredibly [[ManipulativeBitch manipulative]], feels [[NeverMyFault no shame]] in hurting others for her own gain or [[ForTheEvulz amusement]], and believes she's entitled to get whatever she wants, by any means necessary. Never in the whole series does she ever show any sign of caring for anyone other than herself - even her VillainousCrush on Terence was less about caring for him, and more about wanting a hot guy all to herself.
22nd Sep '16 3:49:14 PM Jake18
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** For a small time villain, Commander Red is probably the first true sociopath in the series. He send scores of his men to their deaths searching for the Dragon Balls all for his own vanity. When Officer Black calls him out on this, he sees nothing wrong with throwing away people's lives to get what he wants. He also regularly executes his men for small offenses without batting an eye.

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** For a small time villain, Commander Red is probably the first true sociopath in the series. He send scores of his men to their deaths searching for the Dragon Balls all for his own vanity.vanity[[note]]To elaborate, his wish wasn't to take over the world or become immortal, but to ''make himself taller''.[[/note]]. When Officer Black calls him out on this, he sees nothing wrong with throwing away people's lives to get what he wants. He also regularly executes his men for small offenses without batting an eye.
18th Sep '16 1:18:36 AM WhosAsking
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** ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'' has a high-functioning example with Prime Minister Wong, ruler of Neo Hong Kong and. Not content with ruling through Gundam Fight victories, Wong plots to make his control over Earth and space permanent by using the Devil Gundam. He forms a BigBadDuumvirate with Master Asia, but he has no respect for Master Asia's philosophies nor interest in his own motivation. Wong will happily manipulate him along with everyone else and gloats with laughter when a coughing fit prevents Master Asia from attacking him. Wong makes no effort to understand the motivations of the fighters either and is often confused or bored by their passionate behavior while he [[ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem shamelessly tries to rig their matches]]. He kidnaps Allenby [[spoiler:to make her the Devil Gundam's pilot]] and discards Master Asia as soon as his plans are advanced enough.

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** ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'' has a high-functioning example with Prime Minister Wong, ruler of Neo Hong Kong and.and ruler of the world at the beginning of the series because his country won the last Gundam Fight. Not content with ruling through Gundam Fight victories, Wong plots to make his control over Earth and space permanent by using the Devil Gundam. He forms a BigBadDuumvirate with Master Asia, but he has no respect for Master Asia's philosophies nor interest in his own motivation. Wong will happily manipulate him along with everyone else and gloats with laughter when a coughing fit prevents Master Asia from attacking him. Wong makes no effort to understand the motivations of the fighters either and is often confused or bored by their passionate behavior while he [[ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem shamelessly tries to rig their matches]]. He kidnaps Allenby [[spoiler:to make her the Devil Gundam's pilot]] and discards Master Asia as soon as his plans are advanced enough.
16th Jul '16 4:49:11 PM JRads47
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** Yoshikage Kira, who has an AmbiguousDisorder that gives him the drive to murder. He knows that killing people is wrong, but he sees it as a bad habit rather than an amoral crime. While he prefers not to fight, he does so out of a need to protect his own identity, and will not give his victims a gruesome death. As [[spoiler:Kosaku Kawajiri]], he scares, emotionally abuses, and [[spoiler:outright ''kills'' his "son"]] Hayato, and [[spoiler:he's brought back to life]], he turns him into a literal TykeBomb so anyone who asks him for [[spoiler:Kira's real identity]] will painfully die [[spoiler:[[GroundhogDayLoop over and over]]]].

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** Yoshikage Kira, who has an AmbiguousDisorder that gives him the drive to murder. He knows that killing people is wrong, but he sees it as a bad habit rather than an amoral crime. While he prefers not to fight, he does so out of a need to protect his own identity, and will not give his victims a gruesome peaceful death. As [[spoiler:Kosaku Kawajiri]], he scares, emotionally abuses, and [[spoiler:outright ''kills'' his "son"]] Hayato, and [[spoiler:he's brought back to life]], he turns him into a literal TykeBomb so anyone who asks him for [[spoiler:Kira's real identity]] will painfully die [[spoiler:[[GroundhogDayLoop over and over]]]].



* Ragyo Kiryuin from ''Anime/KillLaKill'' shows multiple signs of sociopathy, possessing an extreme sense of self worth and ego and a total lack of concern about her offspring to the point of [[spoiler:sexually abusing her elder daughter Satsuki and literally throwing her younger daughter Ryuko away in the trash when the latter was an infant]]. She also ordered the death of her husband, casually sacrifices her employees and innocent bystanders to further her goals and outright rejects the concept of having empathy for anyone else. Her {{Leitmotif}} "Blumenkranz" outlines her thought process by comparing people to dead flowers that have to be trimmed without any remorse.
** Nui Harime, as well. She's absolutely insane, disguises herself to fuck others over, loves it when people hate her, and considers everyone her playthings.

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Ragyo Kiryuin from ''Anime/KillLaKill'' shows multiple signs of sociopathy, possessing an extreme sense of self worth and ego and a total lack of concern about her offspring to the point of [[spoiler:sexually abusing her elder daughter Satsuki and literally throwing her younger daughter Ryuko away in the trash when the latter was an infant]]. She also ordered the death of her husband, casually sacrifices her employees and innocent bystanders to further her goals and outright rejects the concept of having empathy for anyone else. Her {{Leitmotif}} "Blumenkranz" outlines her thought process by comparing people to dead flowers that have to be trimmed without any remorse.
** Nui Harime, as well. She's absolutely insane, disguises herself to fuck others over, expected from [[spoiler:someone who was raised solely by Ragyo]]. She loves it when people hate her, nothing more than to murder everyone in sight, and considers everyone all the hate she gets unconditional love.
** [[spoiler:Ryuko]] is briefly turned into a sociopath as a result of [[spoiler:Ragyo {{brainwash|ed and crazy}}ing her]]. Her already fierce battling style is now driven by an AxCrazy personality, and she has no problems killing the ones she once considers friends, believing that [[ItsAllAboutMe they're trying to destroy what makes
her playthings.happy]].
16th Jul '16 4:31:04 PM JRads47
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* Dio Brando from ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''. For starters, he is ''[[{{Narcissist}} extremely]]'' [[{{Narcissist}} arrogant]], to the point where he'll [[spoiler:''reset the universe'' just to [[AGodAmI become its ruler]]]]. He also has a supreme LackOfEmpathy, though he [[BitchInSheepsClothing hides]] [[FauxAffablyEvil it very]] [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk well]] for the sake of {{manipulati|ve bastard}}ng his minions, who revere him as a [[TheAntichrist deity]], even though they'll inevitably [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness meet their ends at his hands]]. He treats [[KickTheDog dog-kicking]] as a [[ForTheEvulz hobby]], and burned a dog alive just to [[BreakTheCutie mess up his adopted brother]]. Finally, his idea of love boils down to [[spoiler:stealing the body of the ones he "cares about"]] and [[spoiler:warping someone to become obsessively fanatic towards him]].

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Dio Brando from ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''.Brando. For starters, he is ''[[{{Narcissist}} extremely]]'' [[{{Narcissist}} arrogant]], to the point where he'll [[spoiler:''reset the universe'' just to [[AGodAmI become its ruler]]]]. He also has a supreme LackOfEmpathy, though he [[BitchInSheepsClothing hides]] [[FauxAffablyEvil it very]] [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk well]] for the sake of {{manipulati|ve bastard}}ng his minions, who revere him as a [[TheAntichrist deity]], even though they'll inevitably [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness meet their ends at his hands]]. He treats [[KickTheDog dog-kicking]] as a [[ForTheEvulz hobby]], and burned a dog alive just to [[BreakTheCutie mess up his adopted brother]]. Finally, his idea of love boils down to [[spoiler:stealing the body of the ones he "cares about"]] and [[spoiler:warping someone to become obsessively fanatic towards him]].him]].
** Yoshikage Kira, who has an AmbiguousDisorder that gives him the drive to murder. He knows that killing people is wrong, but he sees it as a bad habit rather than an amoral crime. While he prefers not to fight, he does so out of a need to protect his own identity, and will not give his victims a gruesome death. As [[spoiler:Kosaku Kawajiri]], he scares, emotionally abuses, and [[spoiler:outright ''kills'' his "son"]] Hayato, and [[spoiler:he's brought back to life]], he turns him into a literal TykeBomb so anyone who asks him for [[spoiler:Kira's real identity]] will painfully die [[spoiler:[[GroundhogDayLoop over and over]]]].
** And then there's Diavolo, whose [[EstablishingCharacterMoment introduction to Part 5]] is dismembering a traitor to his gang, an act so gory the other traitor he had caught committed suicide. His defining trait is his extreme paranoia, preferring to run everything [[HiddenVillain from the shadows]] and killing everyone that finds out his true identity. This trait is firmly established when it's revealed that [[spoiler:he burned his hometown down]], with the intent of [[FakingTheDead being among the listed casualties]]. His other defining trait is his LackOfEmpathy; he shows no remorse towards anyone, not even [[spoiler:his split personality]], and upon finding out he has a daughter, he has her sent to him with the intent of killing her, never mind the fact that, up until that point, she had no idea who he was.
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