History TheSociopath / WesternAnimation

16th Jun '17 10:52:19 AM Zeiram1990
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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': [[BigBad Fire Lord Ozai]] is a complete sociopath. While [[TheDragon Princess Azula]] has tendencies, [[spoiler: she is revealed to have a deeply buried conscience, and is nearly completely dependent on her father's approval, making her more of a narcissist]]. Ozai, by contrast, doesn't seem to feel anything for anybody but himself. Not his son Zuko, his daughter Azula, his brother Iroh... he doesn't even bat an eyelid when admitting he [[spoiler:framed and banished his own wife]]! The saddest part is that neither of them ''used'' to be this way, but the conditions in which they grew up and the parental influence on them shaped them into being such uncaring, self-centered monsters. WordOfGod has it that, since she's still just a teenager, Azula might get better with time. Ozai... not so much.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': [[BigBad Fire Lord Ozai]] is a complete sociopath. While [[TheDragon Princess Azula]] has tendencies, [[spoiler: she is revealed to have a deeply buried conscience, and is nearly completely dependent on her father's approval, making her more of a narcissist]]. Ozai, by contrast, [[BigBad Fire Lord Ozai]]. The latter doesn't seem to feel anything for anybody but himself. Not his son Zuko, his daughter Azula, his brother Iroh... he doesn't even bat an eyelid when admitting he [[spoiler:framed and banished his own wife]]! The saddest part is that neither of them ''used'' to be this way, but the conditions in which they grew up and the parental influence on them shaped them into being such uncaring, self-centered monsters. WordOfGod has it that, since she's still just a teenager, Azula might get better with time. Ozai... not so much.
11th Jun '17 2:47:17 PM nombretomado
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* Most of the bad guys in ''XMenEvolution'' have shades of this. The Brotherhood is primarily filled with narcissistic and amoral mutants who, despite often been said to be more 'sympathetic' than normal, they're anything but when you take a good look at it. Pietro was self caring and allowed a train of bystanders be derailed and let it crash into one filled with fuel. Blob kidnapped Jean and showed incredibly creepy, rapist vibes, as well as other violent behavior. Toad was amoral, selfish, vulgar, and cruel, with his attraction to Wanda being his only redeeming quality. Avalanche was aggressive and violent, and while he looked rather sympathetic in the second season, a number of things made it look like he was faking the nice guy persona he had during that season. Of the Acolytes, Pyro and Sabretooth are the closest we get to text book Sociopaths in a show for kids; the two attempted murder, [[ForTheEvulz enjoyed their work]], and are the definition of why mutants ''may'' be a risk. Averted with Colossus and Gambit; the former a good guy forced to work for bad people, the latter a [[IncrediblyLamePun Card Carrying]] [[CardCarryingVillain Villain]].

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* Most of the bad guys in ''XMenEvolution'' ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'' have shades of this. The Brotherhood is primarily filled with narcissistic and amoral mutants who, despite often been said to be more 'sympathetic' than normal, they're anything but when you take a good look at it. Pietro was self caring and allowed a train of bystanders be derailed and let it crash into one filled with fuel. Blob kidnapped Jean and showed incredibly creepy, rapist vibes, as well as other violent behavior. Toad was amoral, selfish, vulgar, and cruel, with his attraction to Wanda being his only redeeming quality. Avalanche was aggressive and violent, and while he looked rather sympathetic in the second season, a number of things made it look like he was faking the nice guy persona he had during that season. Of the Acolytes, Pyro and Sabretooth are the closest we get to text book Sociopaths in a show for kids; the two attempted murder, [[ForTheEvulz enjoyed their work]], and are the definition of why mutants ''may'' be a risk. Averted with Colossus and Gambit; the former a good guy forced to work for bad people, the latter a [[IncrediblyLamePun Card Carrying]] [[CardCarryingVillain Villain]].
29th May '17 10:09:02 PM nombretomado
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* Miss Power from ''WordGirl'' counts. She [[ManipulativeBastard manipulates the entire town into bullying each other]], she teaches WordGirl to mock the other villains, she throws Mrs. Botsford into jail for a disagreement they had, she [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown severly beats up WordGirl]], and she tries to kill Dr. Two-Brains. This was all her plan to TakeOverTheWorld. Also, she's one of the few villains in the show that do not have any redeeming qualities.

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* Miss Power from ''WordGirl'' ''WesternAnimation/WordGirl'' counts. She [[ManipulativeBastard manipulates the entire town into bullying each other]], she teaches WordGirl [=WordGirl=] to mock the other villains, she throws Mrs. Botsford into jail for a disagreement they had, she [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown severly severely beats up WordGirl]], and she tries to kill Dr. Two-Brains. This was all her plan to TakeOverTheWorld. Also, she's one of the few villains in the show that do not have any redeeming qualities.
18th Apr '17 1:39:08 PM babyhenchy1
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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': [[BigBad Ozai]] is a complete sociopath. While [[TheDragon Azula]] has tendencies, [[spoiler: she is revealed to have a deeply buried conscience, and is nearly completely dependent on her father's approval, making her more of a narcissist]]. Ozai, by contrast, doesn't seem to feel anything for anybody but himself. Not his son Zuko, his daughter Azula, his brother Iroh... he doesn't even bat an eyelid when admitting he [[spoiler:framed and banished his own wife]]! The saddest part is that neither of them ''used'' to be this way, but the conditions in which they group up and the parental influence on them shaped them into being such uncaring, self-centered monsters. WordOfGod has it that, since she's still just a teenager, Azula might get better with time. Ozai... not so much.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': [[BigBad Fire Lord Ozai]] is a complete sociopath. While [[TheDragon Princess Azula]] has tendencies, [[spoiler: she is revealed to have a deeply buried conscience, and is nearly completely dependent on her father's approval, making her more of a narcissist]]. Ozai, by contrast, doesn't seem to feel anything for anybody but himself. Not his son Zuko, his daughter Azula, his brother Iroh... he doesn't even bat an eyelid when admitting he [[spoiler:framed and banished his own wife]]! The saddest part is that neither of them ''used'' to be this way, but the conditions in which they group grew up and the parental influence on them shaped them into being such uncaring, self-centered monsters. WordOfGod has it that, since she's still just a teenager, Azula might get better with time. Ozai... not so much.
18th Apr '17 1:37:50 PM babyhenchy1
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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': Ozai is a complete sociopath. While Azula has tendencies, [[spoiler: she is revealed to have a deeply buried conscience, and is nearly completely dependent on her father's approval, making her more of a narcissist]]. Ozai, by contrast, doesn't seem to feel anything for anybody but himself. Not his son Zuko, his daughter Azula, his brother Iroh... he doesn't even bat an eyelid when admitting he [[spoiler:framed and banished his own wife]]! The saddest part is that neither of them ''used'' to be this way, but the conditions in which they group up and the parental influence on them shaped them into being such uncaring, self-centered monsters. WordOfGod has it that, since she's still just a teenager, Azula might get better with time. Ozai... not so much.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': Ozai [[BigBad Ozai]] is a complete sociopath. While Azula [[TheDragon Azula]] has tendencies, [[spoiler: she is revealed to have a deeply buried conscience, and is nearly completely dependent on her father's approval, making her more of a narcissist]]. Ozai, by contrast, doesn't seem to feel anything for anybody but himself. Not his son Zuko, his daughter Azula, his brother Iroh... he doesn't even bat an eyelid when admitting he [[spoiler:framed and banished his own wife]]! The saddest part is that neither of them ''used'' to be this way, but the conditions in which they group up and the parental influence on them shaped them into being such uncaring, self-centered monsters. WordOfGod has it that, since she's still just a teenager, Azula might get better with time. Ozai... not so much.
18th Mar '17 5:45:53 PM LavenderCat
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* ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'': Lord Dominator. Despite being a [[{{Adorkable}} dorky teenager]], its clear she is completely heartless, and utterly ruthless about conquest. If her minions fail in their duties, she has no problem throwing them into space and letting them burn up in the atmosphere like someone disposing of an old appliance.

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* ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'': Lord Dominator. Despite being a [[{{Adorkable}} dorky teenager]], its clear she is completely heartless, and utterly ruthless about conquest. If her minions fail in their duties, she has no problem throwing them into space and letting them burn up in the atmosphere like someone disposing of an old appliance. And then there are her motivations, revealed near the end of the second season: [[spoiler: she doesn't want to rule the galaxy, but rather ''destroy'' it, for her own personal entertainment, as she finds suffering and destruction fun. As soon as she's finished with one galaxy and can no longer derive the stimulation she craves, she moves on to the next. She doesn't understand concepts like friendship, sacrifice, and morality, totally rejecting Wander's offer of redemption in the series finale, and is left to live out the rest of her days depowered and alone.]]
21st Jan '17 12:55:53 PM Luppercus
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** A real life Bender would be classed as this, being incredibly selfish, callous and greedy, more so than any other character in the cast. While he cares for Fry, he does so in the manner of a pet (and has even stated so at times). Notably he has never shown guilt or a genuine sense of conscience, nor does he ever demonstrate a sense of responsibility for his actions.
21st Jan '17 1:15:55 AM annette12
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* In {{Futurama}}, Zapp Brannigan shows all the classic signs of sociopathy - he's manipulative, without guilt for any past actions, arrogant, egotistical, and an ''exceptional'' liar - he manages to convince our heroes on a regular basis into believing he may have changed. And of course the fact that he places a value of exactly zero on any life other than his own. Perhaps this is best seen in a combination of how he treats his own troops as pure cannon fodder, and the way he manages to keep his own job despite his regular displays of incompetence.

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* In {{Futurama}}, ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'':
** A real life Bender would be classed as this, being incredibly selfish, callous and greedy, more so than any other character in the cast. While he cares for Fry, he does so in the manner of a pet (and has even stated so at times). Notably he has never shown guilt or a genuine sense of conscience, nor does he ever demonstrate a sense of responsibility for his actions.
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Zapp Brannigan shows all the classic signs of sociopathy - he's manipulative, without guilt for any past actions, arrogant, egotistical, and an ''exceptional'' liar - he manages to convince our heroes on a regular basis into believing he may have changed. And of course the fact that he places a value of exactly zero on any life other than his own. Perhaps this is best seen in a combination of how he treats his own troops as pure cannon fodder, and the way he manages to keep his own job despite his regular displays of incompetence.
4th Jan '17 7:20:22 PM Prometheus117
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* In ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'', [[spoiler: Darth Maul]] definitely qualifies. LackOfEmpathy? He's either killed, tried to kill, or would be willing to kill almost everyone he's come across in the series. Consummate deception skills? [[spoiler: He managed to con Pre Vizsla into an alliance, and it was Maul's plan that convinced Mandalore that the Death Watch were heroes and liberators]]. Superficial charm and persuasion? [[spoiler: He manipulated Vizsla, Almec, and legions of criminals into serving him]]. Troubling childhood? [[spoiler: He was "[[TrainingFromHell raised]]" by Darth Sidious]]. [[spoiler: Maul]] is a high-functioning example, but he fits all the criteria of a sociopath.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'', [[spoiler: Darth Maul]] definitely qualifies. LackOfEmpathy? He's either killed, tried to kill, or would be willing to kill almost everyone he's come across in the series.series, and even his one MoralityChain in [[spoiler:his brother Savage Oppress]] at multiple points looked like [[spoiler:he]] was just as expendable. Consummate deception skills? [[spoiler: He managed to con Pre Vizsla into an alliance, and it was Maul's plan that convinced Mandalore that the Death Watch were heroes and liberators]]. Superficial charm and persuasion? [[spoiler: He manipulated Vizsla, Almec, and legions of criminals into serving him]]. Troubling childhood? [[spoiler: He was "[[TrainingFromHell raised]]" by Darth Sidious]]. [[spoiler: Maul]] is a high-functioning example, but he fits all the criteria of a sociopath.
4th Jan '17 7:18:25 PM Prometheus117
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** Starlight Glimmer from "The Cutie Map" is a nasty combination of paranoia, and this. She's focused on removing the cutie marks of other ponies (their very life's essence) purely to advance her version of a [[KnightTemplar perfect society]], demanding everyone else live by her rules while not following them herself, manipulative, and maintains an outward image of benevolence but won't hesitate to physically hurt or mentally torture dissenters. Most telling, when revealed as a hypocrite, she accuses ''others'' of ruining ''her'' life and ends her appearance by ''twice'' refusing to admit ''any'' wrongdoing, still convinced it was her victims who rebuffed her generosity.

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** Starlight Glimmer from "The Cutie Map" is a nasty combination of paranoia, and this. She's focused on removing the cutie marks of other ponies (their very life's essence) purely to advance her version of a [[KnightTemplar perfect society]], demanding everyone else live by her rules while not following them herself, manipulative, and maintains an outward image of benevolence but won't hesitate to physically hurt or mentally torture dissenters. Most telling, when revealed as a hypocrite, she accuses ''others'' of ruining ''her'' life and ends her appearance by ''twice'' refusing to admit ''any'' wrongdoing, still convinced it was her victims who rebuffed her generosity. [[spoiler:It takes literally seeing how her [[TimeTravel actions]] in taking revenge cause TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt in one BadFuture that she finally surrenders and makes a HeelFaceTurn, and it's shown in multiple episodes afterwards she has problems connecting with others on a personal level, preferring to use magic as a "quick and easy" method to solve her friendship problems and has problems properly reading social cues.]]
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