History TheSociopath / LiveActionTV

14th Aug '17 9:35:39 AM BlueCaper
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* The titular character of ''Series/{{Fujiko}}'' is a BlueAndOrangeMorality-type sociopath. The general consensus of the public is that the [[DarkAndTroubledPast childhood trauma]] of having come home to her family [[CruelAndUnusualDeath brutally murdered and dismembered]] and almost being [[OnlyMostlyDead killed herself]] [[MoralEventHorizon warped]] her [[LackOfEmpathy sense of empathy]]...that is, assuming she didn't [[BeneathSuspicion kill them herself]]. However, through various experiences and influences in her life, she has come to believe that she can "reset" her own miserable circumstances by [[MurderIsTheBestSolution taking the life]] of those who get in the way. Fujiko also chalks it up to "[[LoserSonOfLoserDad The children of scum are scum]]"; and indeed, [[spoiler:their real murderer]] has told her as much.

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* The titular character of ''Series/{{Fujiko}}'' is a BlueAndOrangeMorality-type sociopath. The general consensus of the public is that the [[DarkAndTroubledPast childhood trauma]] of having come home to her family [[CruelAndUnusualDeath brutally murdered and dismembered]] and almost being [[OnlyMostlyDead killed herself]] [[MoralEventHorizon warped]] her [[LackOfEmpathy sense of empathy]]...that is, assuming she didn't [[BeneathSuspicion kill them herself]]. However, through various experiences and influences in her life, she has come to believe that she can "reset" her own miserable circumstances by [[MurderIsTheBestSolution taking the life]] of those who get in the way. Fujiko also chalks it up to "[[LoserSonOfLoserDad The children of scum are scum]]"; and indeed, [[spoiler:their real [[spoiler:her family's ''real'' murderer]] has told her as much.
14th Aug '17 8:12:42 AM BlueCaper
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* The titular character of ''Series/{{Fujiko}}'' is a BlueAndOrangeMorality-type sociopath. The general consensus of the public is that the [[DarkAndTroubledPast childhood trauma]] of having come home to her family [[CruelAndUnusualDeath brutally murdered and dismembered]] and almost being [[OnlyMostlyDead killed herself]] [[MoralEventHorizon warped]] her [[LackOfEmpathy sense of empathy]]...that is, assuming she didn't [[BeneathSuspicion kill them herself]]. However, through various experiences and influences in her life, she has come to believe that she can "reset" her own miserable circumstances by [[MurderIsTheBestSolution taking the life]] of those who get in the way. Fujiko also chalks it up to "[[LoserSonOfLoserDad The children of scum are scum]]"; and indeed, [[spoiler:their real murderer]] has told her as much.
21st Jul '17 10:04:54 PM TimeLordVictorious
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* The Master from ''Series/DoctorWho'' is a classic example, although he will generally stop bothering with the suave act and just [[PsychopathicManchild enjoy himself]] once he no longer needs to. He fits all traits, and as such, makes an interesting {{Foil}} to the show's BunnyEarsLawyer protagonist - Both of them are eccentric geniuses with a childish streak and a love for intellectual challenge, but there is one thing that sets them appart: While the Master can be very charming and suave, he has a complete LackOfEmpathy. The Doctor, by contrast, has NoSocialSkills but is generally well-intentioned.

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* The Master from ''Series/DoctorWho'' ''Series/DoctorWho''
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is a classic example, although he will generally stop bothering with the suave act and just [[PsychopathicManchild enjoy himself]] once he no longer needs to. He fits all traits, and as such, makes an interesting {{Foil}} to the show's BunnyEarsLawyer protagonist - Both of them are eccentric geniuses with a childish streak and a love for intellectual challenge, but there is one thing that sets them appart: While the Master can be very charming and suave, he has a complete LackOfEmpathy. The Doctor, by contrast, has NoSocialSkills but is generally well-intentioned.well-intentioned.
*** It ends up being subverted with Missy. She starts out like any incarnation of the Master, but throughout her life, shows signs of wanting to be friends again with the Doctor. By the time Series 10 rolls around, she's imprisoned in a Vault as a punishment for her crimes, with the Doctor watching over her in an attempt to cause her to make a HeelFaceTurn. Slowly, she starts feeling remorse for those whom she has killed. It culminates in her [[spoiler: deciding to stand with the Doctor in his FinalBattle, after swinging back and forth between wanting to help him and wanting to oppose him, but her previous incarnation is having none of it and kills her.]]
** Rassilon, the founder of Time Lord society, is most definitely this. He averts the WellIntentionedExtremist trope by wanting to initiate the Final Sanction not to save the Time Lords, but to save himself. And while trying to save Gallifrey from destruction, [[spoiler: he placed a signal in the Master's brain as a child, thus sending the Master insane.]] By the time "Hell Bent" comes around, he's had the Doctor tortured for ''4.5 billion years'', still orders the Time Lords (Who decide by then that they've had enough of his shit) to kill him once he escapes, despite the fact that the Doctor is the very reason Rassilon is still alive, and has taken to referring himself as "Rassilon the Redeemer" and "Rassilon the Resurrected".
** And let's not forget Davros, the creator of the Daleks. With delusions of grandeur and uncaring of others, Davros is as nasty of a piece of work as his creations, best exemplified when he was willing to destroy all of reality and have the Daleks become the sole remaining lifeforms.
19th Jun '17 1:20:17 PM gb00393
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** Harald Karstark doesn't seem to be bothered in the least by Ramsay murdering his father right in front of him (nevermind the fact that Roose avenged Harald's father, which is the entire reason why sided with the Boltons), and immediately begins telling others to address Ramsay as Lord Bolton. Lord Umber also implies that he's a pedophile.

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** Harald Karstark doesn't seem to be bothered in the least by Ramsay murdering his father right in front of him (nevermind the fact that Roose avenged Harald's father, which is the entire reason why he sided with the Boltons), and immediately begins telling others to address Ramsay as Lord Bolton. Lord Umber also implies that he's a pedophile.
19th Jun '17 1:15:34 PM gb00393
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** Harald Karstark doesn't seem to be bothered in the least by Ramsay murdering his father right in front of him (nevermind the fact that Roose avenged Harald's father, which is the entire reason why sided with the Boltons), and immediately begins telling others to address Ramsay as Lord Bolton. Lord Umber also implies that he's a pedophile.
1st Jun '17 1:19:49 PM gb00393
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** Quite a number of these characters crop up, including (but not limited to) King Joffrey Baratheon, Gregor Clegane and Ramsay Bolton, who stand out in a show full of bad people doing bad things.

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** Quite a number of these characters crop up, including (but not limited to) King Joffrey Baratheon, Baratheon and Gregor Clegane and Ramsay Bolton, who stand out in a show full of bad people doing bad things.


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** Ramsay has no empathy for any living thing. He is also a consummate liar, a thrill-seeker who tortures or hunts people for fun, he has an inflated opinion of his own abilities and he's bad at long term planning.
28th May '17 10:52:56 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Quite a number of these characters crop up, including (but not limited to) King Joffrey Baratheon, Gregor Clegane and Ramsay Bolton, who stand out in a show full of bad people doing bad things.

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Quite a number of these characters crop up, including (but not limited to) King Joffrey Baratheon, Gregor Clegane and Ramsay Bolton, who stand out in a show full of bad people doing bad things.things.
** Roose Bolton is a high-functioning example. While initially appearing to be a faithful (albeit extremely ruthless) lord in Robb Stark's service, he is ultimately revealed to be a depraved tyrant who delights in all forms of cruelty and harbors no loyalties to anyone but himself. While savvy enough to act polite and modest when it serves his own interests, Roose never passes up an opportunity to torment others for his own amusement when he can get away with it. Moreover, he shows no attachment toward those around him including his own son, Ramsay, whom canon confirms he all but completely ignored until the death of his firstborn son left him without an heir. Ultimately, any doubt as to Roose's lack of empathy or semblance of conscience is put to rest when he smugly recounts to a stunned Ramsay how he brutally raped his mother when he was conceived.
14th Apr '17 11:51:57 AM Fireblood
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* ''Series/TheMagicians2016'':
** This seems to be how people end up after losing their "shade", to go by Martin Chatwin and Julia.
** Niffins also behave in this manner, calmly killing even the people they once loved. [[spoiler: It turns out Niffins lose their shade when transforming.]]
3rd Mar '17 8:39:44 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Quite a number of these characters crop up, including (but not limited to) King Joffrey Baratheon, Gregor Clegane and Ramsay Bolton.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Quite a number of these characters crop up, including (but not limited to) King Joffrey Baratheon, Gregor Clegane and Ramsay Bolton.Bolton, who stand out in a show full of bad people doing bad things.
4th Feb '17 2:40:31 PM Luppercus
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* Red John in ''Series/TheMentalist'' is a ruthless manipulative narcissistic serial killer, capable of killing anyone --including an innocent woman a child just because he felt insulted-- and controlling a large criminal network.
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