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16th Jun '18 6:59:20 PM IukaSylvie
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* A government official seeks a way to replace his seriously incompetent superior and is overthrown by deceitful teenagers who actually ''want'' the incompetent man in power, likely because of nepotism. [[spoiler: Jafar, ''Disney/Aladdin'', and my username made that one more obvious than it should have been]]

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* A government official seeks a way to replace his seriously incompetent superior and is overthrown by deceitful teenagers who actually ''want'' the incompetent man in power, likely because of nepotism. [[spoiler: Jafar, ''Disney/Aladdin'', ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', and my username made that one more obvious than it should have been]]
16th Jun '18 6:57:44 PM IukaSylvie
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The SugarWiki/VillainWhitewashingService is where you take some MisaimedFandom, add a lot of DracoInLeatherPants, a hint of BunnyEarsLawyer and/or {{Flanderization}}, a small chunk of BadassDecay, and you make your favorite villain sound like a pretty decent but incredibly misunderstood guy. List your examples under your {{Troper}} name, alphabetically, and hide the answers using [[spoiler: spoilers]]. Avoid links in the answer. Please include the story your character is from[[note]]i.e.. Darth Vader, Star Wars[[/note]], [[FanMyopia no matter how popular it is.]]

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The SugarWiki/VillainWhitewashingService is where you take some MisaimedFandom, add a lot of DracoInLeatherPants, a hint of BunnyEarsLawyer and/or {{Flanderization}}, a small chunk of BadassDecay, and you make your favorite villain sound like a pretty decent but incredibly misunderstood guy. List your examples under your {{Troper}} name, alphabetically, and hide the answers using [[spoiler: spoilers]]. Avoid links in the answer. Please include the story your character is from[[note]]i.e.. e. Darth Vader, Star Wars[[/note]], ''Franchise/StarWars''[[/note]], [[FanMyopia no matter how popular it is.]]



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* A government official seeks a way to replace his seriously incompetent superior and is overthrown by deceitful teenagers who actually ''want'' the incompetent man in power, likely because of nepotism. [[spoiler: Jafar, ''Aladdin'', and my username made that one more obvious than it should have been]]

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* A government official seeks a way to replace his seriously incompetent superior and is overthrown by deceitful teenagers who actually ''want'' the incompetent man in power, likely because of nepotism. [[spoiler: Jafar, ''Aladdin'', ''Disney/Aladdin'', and my username made that one more obvious than it should have been]]



* A lonely old man out of touch with modern times decides to take up real estate investment in foreign lands. Suddenly thrust into modern society, he adapts quickly and is considered charming and genteel. He even falls in love with a native woman and tries to offer her the same kind of life he himself enjoys. [[spoiler: Bram Stoker's ''Dracula'']].
* Considered an angel and the equivalent of the arch angel Michael, this imposing figure rains down much-needed justice and deserved punishments on the wicked with his sword. [[spoiler: Pyramid Head, ''Silent Hill'' series]].

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* A lonely old man out of touch with modern times decides to take up real estate investment in foreign lands. Suddenly thrust into modern society, he adapts quickly and is considered charming and genteel. He even falls in love with a native woman and tries to offer her the same kind of life he himself enjoys. [[spoiler: Bram Stoker's ''Dracula'']].
''Literature/{{Dracula}}'']].
* Considered an angel and the equivalent of the arch angel archangel Michael, this imposing figure rains down much-needed justice and deserved punishments on the wicked with his sword. [[spoiler: Pyramid Head, ''Silent Hill'' series]].



* He was a good man, one who only wanted to love and serve his god, until he realized that god would never love him back, and lost touch with his emotions. But despite his own misery, he devoted the rest of his life to prolonging the lives of others, often delivering lost souls from the brink of death. His name is now legend, and the world will never be the same for his passing. [[spoiler:Davy Jones, from Pirates of the Caribbean.]] Wait...[[spoiler:would Sauron count as well?]]

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* He was a good man, one who only wanted to love and serve his god, until he realized that his god would never love him back, and lost touch with his emotions. But despite his own misery, he devoted the rest of his life to prolonging prolong the lives of others, often delivering lost souls from the brink of death. His name is now legend, and the world will never be the same for his passing. [[spoiler:Davy Jones, from Pirates of the Caribbean.]] Wait...[[spoiler:would Sauron count as well?]]



* An artistic visionary, disgusted by the state of his beloved country after a senseless and brutal war, rallies the citizens to return it to its former glory. Other world leaders viewed his methods as "too extreme", and his nation was, once again, plunged into a violent war. A dog-lover through and through. [[spoiler:Adolf Hitler]].

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* An artistic visionary, disgusted by the state of his beloved country after a senseless and brutal war, rallies the citizens to return it to its former glory. Other world leaders viewed his methods as "too extreme", and his nation was, once again, plunged into a violent war. A dog-lover through and through. [[spoiler:Adolf Hitler]].[[spoiler:UsefulNote/AdolfHitler]].



* The town hero is spurned by the woman of his dreams, who prefers to spend her time with an abusive shut-in who talks to household appliances. Driven to protect his hometown from such a threat, he leads a raid on the shut-in's home, [[spoiler: only to fall from a balcony to his death]] [[spoiler: Gaston from ''Beauty and the Beast'']]

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* The town hero is spurned by the woman of his dreams, who prefers to spend her time with an abusive shut-in who talks to household appliances. Driven to protect his hometown from such a threat, he leads a raid on the shut-in's home, [[spoiler: only to fall from a balcony to his death]] [[spoiler: Gaston from ''Beauty and the Beast'']]
''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'']]



* I truly believe this, because he's actually the least jerky character in the show, A Jew who gets mocked and spat upon! He gets shoved and called anti Semitic names! Then everyone gets mad at him when he tries to get revenge on one of his worst tormentor. He speaks the truth but everyone prefers to pretend that he's in the wrong! He then gets punished by a crooked court who'd most likely let a Christian do the same thing, and seems to encourage Christians to bully Jews and then he's forced to convert in the end! He has also lived under oppression! [[spoiler: Shylock from ''Merchant of Venice'']]

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* I truly believe this, because he's actually the least jerky character in the show, A Jew who gets mocked and spat upon! He gets shoved and called anti Semitic anti-Semitic names! Then everyone gets mad at him when he tries to get revenge on one of his worst tormentor. He speaks the truth but everyone prefers to pretend that he's in the wrong! He then gets punished by a crooked court who'd most likely let a Christian do the same thing, and seems to encourage Christians to bully Jews and then he's forced to convert in the end! He has also lived under oppression! [[spoiler: Shylock from ''Merchant of Venice'']]
''Theatre/TheMerchantOfVenice'']]



* After a loving father was denied justice for the murder of his wife and daughter, he launched a crusade to reform the corrupt justice system of his society. Even after being arrested for his tireless efforts, he never compromised his principles, calling out the judge - the same one who originally denied him justice - for hiding behind layers of legal defenses to mask the truth and continuing his campaign from behind bars. Despite his opponents' claims, he never sank to the same level as his enemies, always achieving victory through intelligence, charm, and meticulous planning. Though he nearly succeeded in prompting a regime change in the heavy-handed government, he was eventually stopped by a self-serving prosecutor - who had violated his civil rights, and who had allowed his family's killer to escape justice - whose job he was trying to save. [[spoiler: Clyde Shelton, ''Law Abiding Citizen'']]
* Though born into the world's foremost scientific and industrial family, this brilliant young woman constantly trained her martial talents, in order to gain her father's recognition. When meteors rained down on the world, killing most of the world's population and destroying both of the major world powers, she helped calm chaos and dissent, helping to restore order to the world. Recognzing that few could survive in the harsh new world after the meteor strikes, she sought to ensure that worthy individuals would not be burdened by others. A truly gifted general, her plans for ensuring world peace were only disrupted when she was betrayed by her two sisters. Despite the loss of her home, the destruction of her army, and her sisters' betrayal, she lives on, waiting for a chance to prove her worth to her deceased father and avenge his death at his enemies' hands. [[spoiler: Tabitha Caulder, ''Advance Wars: Days of Ruin'']].

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* After a loving father was denied justice for the murder of his wife and daughter, he launched a crusade to reform the corrupt justice system of his society. Even after being arrested for his tireless efforts, he never compromised his principles, calling out the judge - the same one who originally denied him justice - for hiding behind layers of legal defenses to mask the truth and continuing his campaign from behind bars. Despite his opponents' claims, he never sank to the same level as his enemies, always achieving victory through intelligence, charm, and meticulous planning. Though he nearly succeeded in prompting promoting a regime change in the heavy-handed government, he was eventually stopped by a self-serving prosecutor - who had violated his civil rights, and who had allowed his family's killer to escape justice - whose job he was trying to save. [[spoiler: Clyde Shelton, ''Law Abiding Citizen'']]
* Though born into the world's foremost scientific and industrial family, this brilliant young woman constantly trained her martial talents, in order to gain her father's recognition. When meteors rained down on the world, killing most of the world's population and destroying both of the major world powers, she helped calm chaos and dissent, helping to restore order to the world. Recognzing Recognizing that few could survive in the harsh new world after the meteor strikes, she sought to ensure that worthy individuals would not be burdened by others. A truly gifted general, her plans for ensuring world peace were only disrupted when she was betrayed by her two sisters. Despite the loss of her home, the destruction of her army, and her sisters' betrayal, she lives on, waiting for a chance to prove her worth to her deceased father and avenge his death at his enemies' hands. [[spoiler: Tabitha Caulder, ''Advance Wars: Days of Ruin'']].



* Used as a repository for all sorts of evils by people who payed no mind to consequences, he still managed to unify a world once split apart despite some less than competent help. [[spoiler: Exdeath, Final Fantasy V]]

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* Used as a repository for all sorts of evils by people who payed paid no mind to consequences, he still managed to unify a world once split apart despite some less than competent help. [[spoiler: Exdeath, Final Fantasy V]]



* She only wants to help the man she loves, and will do anything to win his trust. [[spoiler:Bellatrix Lestrange from ''Harry Potter'']]

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* She only wants to help the man she loves, loves and will do anything to win his trust. [[spoiler:Bellatrix Lestrange from ''Harry ''Literature/Harry Potter'']]



* He only wanted to reduce inequalities. He was persecuted and murdered by his own brother for his trouble. [[spoiler:Amon, ''The Legend of Korra'']]

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* He only wanted to reduce inequalities. He was persecuted and murdered by his own brother for his trouble. [[spoiler:Amon, ''The Legend of Korra'']]''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'']]



* A creative man who took control of an economically devastated country following a major war with the intent of restoring it to its former glory. [[spoiler:Adolf Hitler]].

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* A creative man who took control of an economically devastated country following a major war with the intent of restoring it to its former glory. [[spoiler:Adolf Hitler]].
[[spoiler:UsefulNote/AdolfHitler]].



* A brilliant scholar, orator and diplomat, an industrial visionary who wanted to prevent the greatest villain of his world to regain his full power. After being robbed of his power by a former colleague, he attempts to start anew, only for his plans to be ruined by fat midgets and to be murdered by his only remaining follower[[spoiler:Saruman, ''The Lord of the Rings'']]
* Raised by a notorious villain, this brilliant scientist was eventually able to break free. Her first child died in a large-scale attack against her home. Later, her infant daughter was seperated from her. While they eventually reunited, her daughter hates her and tries to erase her from her mind.[[spoiler: Lucrezia Mongfish-Heterodyne aka the Other, ''Girl Genius'']]

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* A brilliant scholar, orator and diplomat, an industrial visionary who wanted to prevent the greatest villain of his world to regain his full power. After being robbed of his power by a former colleague, he attempts to start anew, only for his plans to be ruined by fat midgets and to be murdered by his only remaining follower[[spoiler:Saruman, ''The Lord of the Rings'']]
''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'']]
* Raised by a notorious villain, this brilliant scientist was eventually able to break free. Her first child died in a large-scale attack against her home. Later, her infant daughter was seperated separated from her. While they eventually reunited, her daughter hates her and tries to erase her from her mind.[[spoiler: Lucrezia Mongfish-Heterodyne aka the Other, ''Girl Genius'']]



* A nobleman from an island nation humbly volunteered to protect his neighboring kingdom from an onslaught of destruction caused by a [[IncrediblyLamePun cold-hearted]] sorceress who had cursed it. [[spoiler: Hans, ''Frozen'']]

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* A nobleman from an island nation humbly volunteered to protect his neighboring kingdom from an onslaught of destruction caused by a [[IncrediblyLamePun cold-hearted]] sorceress who had cursed it. [[spoiler: Hans, ''Frozen'']]''Disney/{{Frozen}}'']]



* A devout Catholic who adopted a physically deformed boy with no parents and raised him as his own son. He does everything in his power to make sure the citizens of his town, especially his adopted son, are protected from a wicked witch's dark magic. On top of that, he's a great singer. [[spoiler: Judge Frollo, ''The Hunchback of Notre Dame'']]

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* A devout Catholic who adopted a physically deformed boy with no parents and raised him as his own son. He does everything in his power to make sure the citizens of his town, especially his adopted son, are protected from a wicked witch's dark magic. On top of that, he's a great singer. [[spoiler: Judge Frollo, ''The Hunchback of Notre Dame'']]
''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'']]



* He was born into nothing, with a mother who passed away as she gave birth to him, and a father who let him be raised in an orphanage where horrific things happened. The horror of his mother's death drove him to seek a solution to humanity's most pressing threat: mortality. Eventually betrayed by the man he trusted the most, he fought an unkillable threat on his own, and died facing that threat despite his many efforts to overcome death itself. [[spoiler: Lord Voldemort from ''Harry Potter'']].

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* He was born into nothing, with a mother who passed away as she gave birth to him, and a father who let him be raised in an orphanage where horrific things happened. The horror of his mother's death drove him to seek a solution to humanity's most pressing threat: mortality. Eventually betrayed by the man he trusted the most, he fought an unkillable threat on his own, own and died facing that threat despite his many efforts to overcome death itself. [[spoiler: Lord Voldemort from ''Harry Potter'']].''Literature/HarryPotter'']].



* A member of a downtrodden and oppressed people, he made the ultimate sacrifice in order to save the world from certain destruction, before ending conflict between kingdoms and religions and founding a stable government that lasted for a thousand years. [[spoiler: The Lord Ruler, aka Rashek, ''Mistborn'']]

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* A member of a downtrodden and oppressed people, he made the ultimate sacrifice in order to save the world from certain destruction, before ending the conflict between kingdoms and religions and founding a stable government that lasted for a thousand years. [[spoiler: The Lord Ruler, aka Rashek, ''Mistborn'']]



* An incredible genius, he founded a glorious civilization that lasted for millenia if not aeons. His designs and devices transformed this formerly vanilla race into the greatest power in the cosmos. He even managed to find a way to partially cheat death, and participated in countless ventures to protect his home and his race. Nigh immortal himself, he went to rest for a while in his fancy tower. He got jolted awake and was informed a certain loose cannon from his race had unwittingly provoked a massive war with the most sadistic beings in existence. He found a way to fix it all, but instead, the loose cannon ended up sealing him and his entire race in an enormous GroundhogDayLoop. Forever and ever. He found a way to get out, and, again, he got kicked into his FateWorseThanDeath. [[spoiler: Rassilon from Doctor Who]].

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* An incredible genius, he founded a glorious civilization that lasted for millenia millennia if not aeons. His designs and devices transformed this formerly vanilla race into the greatest power in the cosmos. He even managed to find a way to partially cheat death, and participated in countless ventures to protect his home and his race. Nigh immortal himself, he went to rest for a while in his fancy tower. He got jolted awake and was informed a certain loose cannon from his race had unwittingly provoked a massive war with the most sadistic beings in existence. He found a way to fix it all, but instead, the loose cannon ended up sealing him and his entire race in an enormous GroundhogDayLoop. Forever and ever. He found a way to get out, and, again, he got kicked into his FateWorseThanDeath. [[spoiler: Rassilon from Doctor Who]].



* A highly benevolent man in charge of a small but extremely powerful organization finds that two of his best employees are causing trouble in the name of profit, disregarding him financially in the process. He considers the fact that they violated a fairly important rule in their line of work, and deals with them as he sees appropriate. [[spoiler:Don Salieri, from ''VideoGame/MafiaTheCityOfLostHeaven'', though to be fair he isn't really portrayed as the villain until the end, when Tommy and Paulie rob the bank. YMMV.]]

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* A highly benevolent man in charge of a small but extremely powerful organization finds that two of his best employees are causing trouble in the name of profit, disregarding him financially in the process. He considers the fact that they violated a fairly important rule in their line of work, and deals with them as he sees appropriate. [[spoiler:Don Salieri, from ''VideoGame/MafiaTheCityOfLostHeaven'', though to be fair he isn't really portrayed as the villain until the end, end when Tommy and Paulie rob the bank. YMMV.]]



* A witty older woman with a talent for magic, this lady was deeply self-conscious about her looks and decided to try a controversial new beauty treatment. She was attacked by a pair of ferocious wild animals for her trouble, and they attempted to murder her. She survived, but not without severe damage to her body. When she tried to heal herself, the beasts attacked again, and added insult to injury by kicking her while she was down. Now the only thing keeping her clinging to life is the desire for revenge against these vicious creatures, and in her position, wouldn't you feel the same? Even her beloved magic teacher has turned against her and now helps the fierce beasts to torment her. [[spoiler: Gruntilda Winkybunion from Banjo-Kazooie]]

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* A witty older woman with a talent for magic, this lady was deeply self-conscious about her looks and decided to try a controversial new beauty treatment. She was attacked by a pair of ferocious wild animals for her trouble, and they attempted to murder her. She survived, but not without severe damage to her body. When she tried to heal herself, the beasts attacked again, again and added insult to injury by kicking her while she was down. Now the only thing keeping her clinging to life is the desire for revenge against these vicious creatures, and in her position, wouldn't you feel the same? Even her beloved magic teacher has turned against her and now helps the fierce beasts to torment her. [[spoiler: Gruntilda Winkybunion from Banjo-Kazooie]]



* A well dressed, well respected corporate executive who enjoys catering to the tastes of the masses, even if he comes across as pandering. He bases his entire show plan on the power of the people, and tests the limits of his authority to make sure they are entertained. [[spoiler:Wrestling/JohnLaurinaitis, WWE]]

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* A well dressed, well respected corporate executive who enjoys catering to the tastes of the masses, even if he comes across as pandering. He bases his entire show plan on the power of the people, people and tests the limits of his authority to make sure they are entertained. [[spoiler:Wrestling/JohnLaurinaitis, WWE]]



* A member of the legislature for a major world city, he is the only one to offer any sort of response to the vaguely communist revolution brewing in the city. He attempts to recruit a girl with an image as a Messianic figure into his task force in order to win credibility, but she turns on him for no real reason. When forced to take drastic measures as the revolution increases, said girl attacks him in his office, to which he responds by capturing her alive and removing her from the scene, rather than killing her as she was prepared to do to him. After being stripped of his amazing powers, he gives information which defeats the revolution, and sacrifices himself to kill the leader. [[spoiler: Tarrlok, from WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra]]
* A war orphan uses his vast powers to overthrow the warlord who is running his Third World country. He then sets out on a quest to bring peace to the world, which involves capturing and sealing away dangerous monsters. Along the way, he deals out justice to the nation which backed the aforementioned warlord. [[spoiler: This guy is the patron saint of Villain Whitewashing: Nagato/Pain from Naruto]]
* An orphan, he seeks to learn the greatest mysteries in the universe. His former master was criticized as weak because he didn't possess God Mode eyes, which was treated as some major flaw. This person has worked hard to surpass his master, and tried to offer comfort and guidance to his master's killer when they were conflicted. For all of this, he was locked in a GroundhogDayLoop for all eternity. His use of power copied from other people's DNA was treated as bad, because in this series, only people born to the [[spoiler: Uchiha clan]] or the protagonist are allowed to be awesome. [[spoiler: Kabuto, from Naruto]]
* A talented young man gifted with extraordinary powers, he seeks to unravel the mysteries of life and magic. His grand ambition involves shattering the Masquerade which is a dominant force in his world, so that the fantastic world can actively help the mundane world. He is betrayed by his best friend, even when said friend knew what their cause entailed, and is locked in his own prison for years before being killed by the BigBad, all the while laughing in defiance. [[spoiler: Gellert Grindlewald, Literature/HarryPotter]]

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* A member of the legislature for a major world city, he is the only one to offer any sort of response to the vaguely communist revolution brewing in the city. He attempts to recruit a girl with an image as a Messianic figure into his task force in order to win credibility, but she turns on him for no real reason. When forced to take drastic measures as the revolution increases, said girl attacks him in his office, to which he responds by capturing her alive and removing her from the scene, rather than killing her as she was prepared to do to him. After being stripped of his amazing powers, he gives information which defeats the revolution, revolution and sacrifices himself to kill the leader. [[spoiler: Tarrlok, from WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra]]
''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'']]
* A war orphan uses his vast powers to overthrow the warlord who is running his Third World country. He then sets out on a quest to bring peace to the world, which involves capturing and sealing away dangerous monsters. Along the way, he deals out justice to the nation which backed the aforementioned warlord. [[spoiler: This guy is the patron saint of Villain Whitewashing: Nagato/Pain from Naruto]]
''Manga/{{Naruto}}'']]
* An orphan, he seeks to learn the greatest mysteries in the universe. His former master was criticized as weak because he didn't possess God Mode eyes, which was treated as some major flaw. This person has worked hard to surpass his master, master and tried to offer comfort and guidance to his master's killer when they were conflicted. For all of this, he was locked in a GroundhogDayLoop for all eternity. His use of power copied from other people's DNA was treated as bad, because bad because, in this series, only people born to the [[spoiler: Uchiha [[spoiler:Uchiha clan]] or the protagonist are allowed to be awesome. [[spoiler: Kabuto, from Naruto]]
''Manga/{{Naruto}}'']]
* A talented young man gifted with extraordinary powers, he seeks to unravel the mysteries of life and magic. His grand ambition involves shattering the Masquerade which is a dominant force in his world, so that the fantastic world can actively help the mundane world. He is betrayed by his best friend, even when said friend knew what their cause entailed, and is locked in his own prison for years before being killed by the BigBad, all the while laughing in defiance. [[spoiler: Gellert Grindlewald, Literature/HarryPotter]]Grindelwald, ''Literature/HarryPotter'']]



* A woman who becomes Queen Regent of a vast confederation of feudal territories after the death of her incompetent and abusive husband, and will stop at nothing to protect her children (the heirs) and consolidate power, despite opposition due to her gender and sexual proclivities. [[spoiler: Cersei Lannister from A Song Of Ice And Fire]]

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* A woman who becomes Queen Regent of a vast confederation of feudal territories after the death of her incompetent and abusive husband, and will stop at nothing to protect her children (the heirs) and consolidate power, despite opposition due to her gender and sexual proclivities. [[spoiler: Cersei Lannister from A Song Of Ice And Fire]]Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire]]



* An artifical creation designed to help save a dying world. He fought and killed his father, who was trying to destroy the world that he (the created life) had spent most of his life in, and also destroyed the invasion fleet of a ruthlessly expansionist queen by turning her own power against her, ending her ambitions and her life. His final act before dying was to save his brother and his brother's friends from the collapsing dungeon around them, though his brother went back in to try and rescue him. [[spoiler: Kuja, ''Final Fantasy IX'']]
* An angel of justice and the second-highest ranking angel in Heaven, he objects to his superior's ineffectual and underhanded efforts against their demonic adversaries after said superior sends a young trainee unsupported on a suicidal mission to assassinate their Overlord. He therefore intervenes in the human world to lead them in an attempt to destroy the demons of the Netherworld and eradicate their evil once and for all. [[spoiler: Vulcanis, ''Disgaea: Hour of Darkness'']]

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* An artifical artificial creation designed to help save a dying world. He fought and killed his father, who was trying to destroy the world that he (the created life) had spent most of his life in, in and also destroyed the invasion fleet of a ruthlessly expansionist queen by turning her own power against her, ending her ambitions and her life. His final act before dying was to save his brother and his brother's friends from the collapsing dungeon around them, though his brother went back in to try and rescue him. [[spoiler: Kuja, ''Final Fantasy IX'']]
* An angel of justice and the second-highest ranking angel in Heaven, he objects to his superior's ineffectual and underhanded efforts against their demonic adversaries after said superior sends a young trainee unsupported on a suicidal mission to assassinate their Overlord. He therefore He, therefore, intervenes in the human world to lead them in an attempt to destroy the demons of the Netherworld and eradicate their evil once and for all. [[spoiler: Vulcanis, ''Disgaea: Hour of Darkness'']]



* The benevolent uncle of a superpowered spoiled brat, he also worked hard to unify two very separate tribes on opposite ends of the globe. In addition, he was willing to teach his superpowered niece how to purify dark spirits, and got her assistance in opening the spirit portals in order to let the oppressed spirits of the world run free. [[spoiler:Unalaq from ''Legend of Korra'']]

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* The benevolent uncle of a superpowered spoiled brat, he also worked hard to unify two very separate tribes on opposite ends of the globe. In addition, he was willing to teach his superpowered niece how to purify dark spirits, and got her assistance in opening the spirit portals in order to let the oppressed spirits of the world run free. [[spoiler:Unalaq from ''Legend of Korra'']]''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'']]



* A once noble warrior making a desperate grasp for freedom. His evil commander has [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwashed]] him, humiliated him, [[BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil tortured him]], and twisted his mind and morals to their breaking points. On a fear-driven quest for the power to be free of his evil master and anyone else who would oppress him, he maintains a powerful if twisted iron will and soul of [[TheDeterminator determination]]. In the end, he gave his life in a final attempt to stop the BigBad. [[spoiler: Starscream, Anime/TransformersCybertron]]
* In a [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism cynical world]], he [[IDidWhatIHadToDo did what he had to do]]. Facing a world [[BlueAndOrangeMorality he cannot fully understand]], and which does not understand [[KnightTemplar his noble cause]], [[TotalitarianUtilitarian he is the only one who can see clearly enough to put his emotions aside and do what must be done]]. It's [[JediTruth not like he lies or deceives anyone]]. He provides [[YouDidntAsk all the information he is asked for]], and simply [[DealWithTheDevil offers an opportunity]] which [[LeonineContract can be very beneficial]]. He's trying to prevent TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt here! [[PoweredByAForsakenChild What is the life of one against the infinities which will come after]]? [[spoiler: [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Kyubey]]. (Note: These aren't my personal opinions on his actions; I'm just playing the game.)]]

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* A once noble warrior making a desperate grasp for freedom. His evil commander has [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwashed]] him, humiliated him, [[BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil tortured him]], and twisted his mind and morals to their breaking points. On a fear-driven quest for the power to be free of his evil master and anyone else who would oppress him, he maintains a powerful if twisted iron will and soul of [[TheDeterminator determination]]. In the end, he gave his life in a final attempt to stop the BigBad. [[spoiler: Starscream, Anime/TransformersCybertron]]
''Anime/TransformersCybertron'']]
* In a [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism cynical world]], he [[IDidWhatIHadToDo did what he had to do]]. Facing a world [[BlueAndOrangeMorality he cannot fully understand]], and which does not understand [[KnightTemplar his noble cause]], [[TotalitarianUtilitarian he is the only one who can see clearly enough to put his emotions aside and do what must be done]]. It's [[JediTruth not like he lies or deceives anyone]]. He provides [[YouDidntAsk all the information he is asked for]], and simply [[DealWithTheDevil offers an opportunity]] which [[LeonineContract can be very beneficial]]. He's trying to prevent TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt here! [[PoweredByAForsakenChild What is the life of one against the infinities which will come after]]? [[spoiler: [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Kyubey]]. [[spoiler:Kyubey from ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' (Note: These aren't my personal opinions on his actions; I'm just playing the game.)]]



* A geeky yet misunderstood supergenius whose dream of becoming the sidekick to one of the world's greatest superheroes was crushed when he learned that he was a humongous {{Jerkass}}. Heartbroken, he left home to build and invent extraordinary technology and equipment for the good of society. An affably quick-spirited young gentleman, he treats his followers (and secretary/girlfriend) with respect and dignity, thinks highly of the future of society, and even treats his former idol with hospitality after he got fired for almost killing his boss. However, nothing is less important to him than his dream of becoming a superhero, even if they've been outlawed by the government. [[spoiler: Syndrome, ''The Incredibles'']].

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* A geeky yet misunderstood supergenius super genius whose dream of becoming the sidekick to one of the world's greatest superheroes was crushed when he learned that he was a humongous {{Jerkass}}. Heartbroken, he left home to build and invent extraordinary technology and equipment for the good of society. An affably quick-spirited young gentleman, he treats his followers (and secretary/girlfriend) with respect and dignity, thinks highly of the future of society, and even treats his former idol with hospitality after he got fired for almost killing his boss. However, nothing is less important to him than his dream of becoming a superhero, even if they've been outlawed by the government. [[spoiler: Syndrome, ''The Incredibles'']].



* A reliable starship captain who was unjustly fired when a malevolent entity designed for destruction, which he was tasked with destroying, escaped from his ship. When the team sent to capture the entity proved to be incompetent, he was given one chance to stop the monster before it caused chaos and destruction on a [[BusFullOfInnocents Planet Full of Innocents]]. Unfortunately, he failed due to circumstances out of his control, and was subsequently subjected to a HumiliationConga. [[spoiler: Captain Gantu, ''Disney/LiloAndStitch''.]]

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* A reliable starship captain who was unjustly fired when a malevolent entity designed for destruction, which he was tasked with destroying, escaped from his ship. When the team sent to capture the entity proved to be incompetent, he was given one chance to stop the monster before it caused chaos and destruction on a [[BusFullOfInnocents Planet Full of Innocents]]. Unfortunately, he failed due to circumstances out of his control, control and was subsequently subjected to a HumiliationConga. [[spoiler: Captain Gantu, ''Disney/LiloAndStitch''.]]



* As a child, he saw his mother die and vowed never to let any of his beloveds die any more. Ironically, in his misled attempts to save his pregnant wife's life, his actions led her to lose the will to live. Driven to bitterness because of his failure to save his wife, he did nothing but follow his master's commands. But when he discovered his son was still alive, he tried to take his son with him, to be together. Are the spoilers really needed? [[spoiler: Anakin Skywalker, also known as Darth Vader, from the ''Star Wars'' films]]
* He tried to get the best for his family, but when a horrible accident befell him and left him disfigured, he slowly began to lose his sanity. He found himself a WorthyOpponent to challenge again and again. The opponent gave him a chance to repent his ways, but, in reality, he was just too afraid to take the chance. [[spoiler: The Joker, ''Batman'']].

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* As a child, he saw his mother die and vowed never to let any of his beloveds die any more.anymore. Ironically, in his misled attempts to save his pregnant wife's life, his actions led her to lose the will to live. Driven to bitterness because of his failure to save his wife, he did nothing but follow his master's commands. But when he discovered his son was still alive, he tried to take his son with him, to be together. Are the spoilers really needed? [[spoiler: Anakin Skywalker, also known as Darth Vader, from the ''Star Wars'' films]]
* He tried to get the best for his family, but when a horrible accident befell him and left him disfigured, he slowly began to lose his sanity. He found himself a WorthyOpponent to challenge again and again. The opponent gave him a chance to repent his ways, but, in reality, he was just too afraid to take the chance. [[spoiler: The Joker, ''Batman'']].''Franchise/{{Batman}}'']].



* A young girl, separated from her best friend after he reaches puberty, vows to make sure this never happens to anyone else. After becoming an adult, she united an entire town and provided them with everything they needed, while getting rid of the things that made them unhappy. She enjoyed the admiration of her townspeople, only to lose everything she had, thanks to a foreign ambassador from a place that promoted the evils that she fought so hard to remove. She then tried to enact a just punishment for said foreign ambassador, only to inadvertently destroy thousands of lives. Eventually, her spirit broke, and she betrayed the ideals she held so dear, and joined the foreign ambassador in order to spread the very corruption she fought against. [[spoiler: Starlight Glimmer, ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'']]

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* A young girl, separated from her best friend after he reaches puberty, vows to make sure this never happens to anyone else. After becoming an adult, she united an entire town and provided them with everything they needed, while getting rid of the things that made them unhappy. She enjoyed the admiration of her townspeople, only to lose everything she had, thanks to a foreign ambassador from a place that promoted the evils that she fought so hard to remove. She then tried to enact a just punishment for said foreign ambassador, only to inadvertently destroy thousands of lives. Eventually, her spirit broke, and she betrayed the ideals she held so dear, dear and joined the foreign ambassador in order to spread the very corruption she fought against. [[spoiler: Starlight Glimmer, ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'']]



* A High Priest of his nation's state religion whose family had served God and country for over four generations. His wife betrays him and steals their child away from him, and not long after that, his nation is besieged by a warlike, theocratic neighbor. Many years later, a second war breaks out with said neighbor, and in the middle of a battle, the priest discovers that the enemy's newest recruit is in fact his wayward child, now grown. Unfortunately, his child doesn't recognize him and nearly kills him. [[spoiler: Validar, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'']]

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* A High Priest of his nation's state religion whose family had served God and country for over four generations. His wife betrays him and steals their child away from him, and not long after that, his nation is besieged by a warlike, theocratic neighbor. Many years later, a second war breaks out with said neighbor, and in the middle of a battle, the priest discovers that the enemy's newest recruit is is, in fact fact, his wayward child, now grown. Unfortunately, his child doesn't recognize him and nearly kills him. [[spoiler: Validar, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'']]



* He just wants to stop the threat of furries spreading their influence on an innocent world. So he enslaves other animals to help him destroy the furry menace, but he's just a well intentioned extremist at most. [[spoiler: Dr. Robotnik, in various ''Sonic The Hedgehog'' incarnations]].
* A man who stood idle while his people died off under intense living conditions, he asked for help but never received it, instead, he was forced to bow before the ruler of a spoiled, selfish, and egomaniacal race who continued to snub him and call him evil. When he could take it no longer, he was forced, as a last ditch effort, to allow someone else to gain access to the holy artifact that would save his people. Sure, he overthrew the race and enslaved the world, but they called him evil for doing such a selfless, pure, and morally good act. [[spoiler: Ganondorf, ''Legend of Zelda'']].
* He's considered a monster when all he does is conquer a rich, high powered, borguois kingdom, which is so lazy that it never bothers spending money on anything worthwhile. The "monster" is a articulate, philosophical, and moralistic leader who rules fairly over a poor, destroyed, and run down kingdom, but cares greatly for his people and his many children, as he has not run out on them or abandoned them. As for his people, he conquers the other kingdom to take the money they don't deserve and borrows the princess so she can be a surrogate mother to his children. [[spoiler: Bowser, ''Super Mario Bros.'']].
* He just wants his gold to be left alone from people who try to steal his money for no reason, plus, he is considered evil to his good counterpart, when his counterpart has murdered innocent people and destroyed ancient architecture for no reason. Plus, he has great teeth and is not fat, he's muscular, physically fit, and immortal.[[spoiler: Wario, ''Super Mario Bros.'']].

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* He just wants to stop the threat of furries spreading their influence on an innocent world. So he enslaves other animals to help him destroy the furry menace, but he's just a well intentioned well-intentioned extremist at most. [[spoiler: Dr. Robotnik, in various ''Sonic The Hedgehog'' incarnations]].
* A man who stood idle while his people died off under intense living conditions, he asked for help but never received it, instead, he was forced to bow before the ruler of a spoiled, selfish, and egomaniacal race who continued to snub him and call him evil. When he could take it no longer, he was forced, as a last ditch last-ditch effort, to allow someone else to gain access to the holy artifact that would save his people. Sure, he overthrew the race and enslaved the world, but they called him evil for doing such a selfless, pure, and morally good act. [[spoiler: Ganondorf, ''Legend of Zelda'']].
* He's considered a monster when all he does is conquer a rich, high powered, borguois bourgeois kingdom, which is so lazy that it never bothers spending money on anything worthwhile. The "monster" is a an articulate, philosophical, and moralistic leader who rules fairly over a poor, destroyed, and run down kingdom, but cares greatly for his people and his many children, as he has not run out on them or abandoned them. As for his people, he conquers the other kingdom to take the money they don't deserve and borrows the princess so she can be a surrogate mother to his children. [[spoiler: Bowser, ''Super Mario Bros.'']].
''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'']].
* He just wants his gold to be left alone from people who try to steal his money for no reason, plus, he is considered evil to his good counterpart, counterpart when his counterpart has murdered innocent people and destroyed ancient architecture for no reason. Plus, he has great teeth and is not fat, he's muscular, physically fit, and immortal.[[spoiler: Wario, ''Super Mario Bros.'']].''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'']].



* Standing up to the bullies by making their biggest fears come to life. [[spoiler:The Scarecrow, the ''Batman'' series]].

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* Standing up to the bullies by making their biggest fears come to life. [[spoiler:The Scarecrow, the ''Batman'' ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' series]].



* A stylin', on-the-ball, forgiving guy, who wants to fix what's wrong with the world. He makes a few bad choices along the way, but he's willing to bet his life on the outcome. Tragically, he's hindered by his own incompetent, scheming subordinates, a NominalHero, who's willing to kill his own friends to achieve selfish goals, and a ChaoticEvil maniac, and suceeds only temporarily. [[spoiler: The Conductor, also ''[=TWEWY=]''.]]

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* A stylin', on-the-ball, forgiving guy, who wants to fix what's wrong with the world. He makes a few bad choices along the way, but he's willing to bet his life on the outcome. Tragically, he's hindered by his own incompetent, scheming subordinates, a NominalHero, who's willing to kill his own friends to achieve selfish goals, and a ChaoticEvil maniac, and suceeds succeeds only temporarily. [[spoiler: The Conductor, also ''[=TWEWY=]''.]]
1st Jan '17 5:22:18 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* A brilliant young man who won many awards, disgusted with the restrictive and cruel traditions of his society (such as sending children as young as eleven out to fend for themselves in a world full of incredibly dangerous monsters), set out to shake up society and make something new. Unfortunately he was manipulated by a narcissist child abuser into doing wrong. He also provided numerous homeless and hungry children with a sense of community and a home of their very own. [[spoiler: Guzma, PokemonSunAndMoon]]

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* A brilliant young man who won many awards, disgusted with the restrictive and cruel traditions of his society (such as sending children as young as eleven out to fend for themselves in a world full of incredibly dangerous monsters), set out to shake up society and make something new. Unfortunately he was manipulated by a narcissist child abuser into doing wrong. He also provided numerous homeless and hungry children with a sense of community and a home of their very own. [[spoiler: Guzma, PokemonSunAndMoon]] VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon]]
30th Nov '16 5:07:11 AM Murataku
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* A brilliant young man who won many awards, disgusted with the restrictive and cruel traditions of his society (such as sending children as young as eleven out to fend for themselves in a world full of incredibly dangerous monsters), set out to shake up society and make something new. Unfortunately he was manipulated by a narcissist child abuser into doing wrong. He also provided numerous homeless and hungry children with a sense of community and a home of their very own. [[spoiler: Guzma, PokemonSunAndMoon]]
14th Oct '16 5:20:03 AM MicoolTNT
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* A once noble warrior making a desperate grasp for freedom. His evil commander has [[BrainwashedAndCrazy reprogrammed / brainwashed]] him, humiliated him, [[BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil tortured him]], and twisted his mind and morals to their breaking points. On a fear-driven quest for the power to be free of his evil master and anyone else who would oppress him, he maintains a powerful if twisted iron will and soul of [[TheDeterminator determination]]. In the end, he gave his life in a final attempt to stop the BigBad. [[spoiler: Starscream, Anime/TransformersCybertron]]

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* A once noble warrior making a desperate grasp for freedom. His evil commander has [[BrainwashedAndCrazy reprogrammed / brainwashed]] him, humiliated him, [[BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil tortured him]], and twisted his mind and morals to their breaking points. On a fear-driven quest for the power to be free of his evil master and anyone else who would oppress him, he maintains a powerful if twisted iron will and soul of [[TheDeterminator determination]]. In the end, he gave his life in a final attempt to stop the BigBad. [[spoiler: Starscream, Anime/TransformersCybertron]]
5th Oct '16 10:59:20 AM JamesAustin
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* A well dressed, well respected corporate executive who enjoys catering to the tastes of the masses, even if he comes across as pandering. He bases his entire show plan on the power of the people, and tests the limits of his authority to make sure they are entertained. [[spoiler:John Laurinaitis, WWE]]
* An extremely successful athlete who won numerous awards and accolades everywhere he went, facing all challengers with an indomitable spirit and a heart of fire. [[spoiler:BrockLesnar, WWE]]
* Rising from the very bottom of the little leagues to the very top of superstardom, this underdog overcame obstacle after obstacle and countless people telling him he could never do it to win the greatest achievement in his field. Unfortunately, his reign of glory was cut short due to a misunderstanding with his now ex-girlfriend. [[spoiler:DanielBryan, WWE]]

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* A well dressed, well respected corporate executive who enjoys catering to the tastes of the masses, even if he comes across as pandering. He bases his entire show plan on the power of the people, and tests the limits of his authority to make sure they are entertained. [[spoiler:John Laurinaitis, [[spoiler:Wrestling/JohnLaurinaitis, WWE]]
* An extremely successful athlete who won numerous awards and accolades everywhere he went, facing all challengers with an indomitable spirit and a heart of fire. [[spoiler:BrockLesnar, [[spoiler:Wrestling/BrockLesnar, WWE]]
* Rising from the very bottom of the little leagues to the very top of superstardom, this underdog overcame obstacle after obstacle and countless people telling him he could never do it to win the greatest achievement in his field. Unfortunately, his reign of glory was cut short due to a misunderstanding with his now ex-girlfriend. [[spoiler:DanielBryan, [[spoiler:[[Wrestling/BryanDanielson Daniel Bryan]], WWE]]
30th May '16 3:01:17 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* A once noble warrior making a desperate grasp for freedom. His evil commander has [[BrainwashedAndCrazy reprogrammed / brainwashed]] him, humiliated him, [[BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil tortured him]], and twisted his mind and morals to their breaking points. On a fear-driven quest for the power to be free of his evil master and anyone else who would oppress him, he maintains a powerful if twisted iron will and soul of [[TheDeterminator determination]]. In the end, he gave his life in a final attempt to stop the BigBad. [[spoiler: Starscream, TransformersCybertron]]

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* A once noble warrior making a desperate grasp for freedom. His evil commander has [[BrainwashedAndCrazy reprogrammed / brainwashed]] him, humiliated him, [[BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil tortured him]], and twisted his mind and morals to their breaking points. On a fear-driven quest for the power to be free of his evil master and anyone else who would oppress him, he maintains a powerful if twisted iron will and soul of [[TheDeterminator determination]]. In the end, he gave his life in a final attempt to stop the BigBad. [[spoiler: Starscream, TransformersCybertron]]Anime/TransformersCybertron]]
6th Mar '16 11:38:55 PM Manticore_of_Science
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* The most gifted individual of his species, the greatest craftsman of them all, he and his sons are trying to relocate his ''magnum opus'' after it was stolen, and his father murdered, by an evil god. [[spoiler: Fëanor and the Fëanorians, ''T'he Silmarillion'']]

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* The most gifted individual of his species, the greatest craftsman of them all, he and his sons are trying to relocate his ''magnum opus'' after it was stolen, and his father murdered, by an evil god. [[spoiler: Fëanor and the Fëanorians, ''T'he ''The Silmarillion'']]
29th Feb '16 1:48:27 PM MorphinBrony
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* A young girl, separated from her best friend after he reaches puberty, vows to make sure this never happens to anyone else. After becoming an adult, she united an entire town and provided them with everything they needed, while getting rid of the things that made them unhappy. She enjoyed the admiration of her townspeople, only to lose everything she had, thanks to a foreign ambassador from a place that promoted the evils that she fought so hard to remove. She then tried to enact a just punishment for said foreign ambassador, only to inadvertently destroy thousands of lives. Eventually, her spirit broke, and she betrayed the ideals she held so dear, and joined the foreign ambassador in order to spread the very corruption she fought against. [[spoiler: Starlight Glimmer, ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'']]
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