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20th Sep '16 1:26:43 AM Tron80
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* In ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' story arc ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' Atrocitus -leader of the Red Lantern Corps- is determined to avenge injustice... by killing whoever he finds guilty.

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* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'':
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In ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' story arc ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' Atrocitus -leader of the Red Lantern Corps- is determined to avenge injustice... by killing whoever he finds guilty.guilty.
** In ''ComicBook/ElseworldsFinestSupergirlAndBatgirl'', Comicbook/{{Batgirl}}'s actions (virtually taking over Gotham, running it as her own private kingdom with spy eyes installed everywhere, banning parahumans from her city...) are questionable at least, but her only goal is saving innocents and protecting the good people of Gotham.
6th Sep '16 1:11:29 PM Tron80
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* "Imagine. I now possess the power to end hunger. To abolish disease. To eliminate crime. To establish a perfectly content, perfectly ordered world - all under the benevolence of MY IRON WILL!" - DoctorDoom

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* "Imagine.->"Imagine. I now possess the power to end hunger. To abolish disease. To eliminate crime. To establish a perfectly content, perfectly ordered world - all under the benevolence of MY IRON WILL!" - DoctorDoom''Comicbook/DoctorDoom''



* General Zod, long-time enemy of Franchise/{{Superman}}, has been reinvented as this over the last year in the "World of New Krypton" storyline. Normally a conquering madman, he has been named military commander of New Krypton and is devoted to protecting the new planet by any means necessary, but he has been shown to be fairly honorable and decent. He cracked down on his sadistic minion Gor, promoted Superman in his place when he was incapacitated by an assassin, and came to appreciate his former enemy while still maintaining views that are much harsher than those of Superman's. If New Krypton is destroyed, [[UnstoppableRage all bets are off]].
** Actually, Zod and General Lane are only W.I.E.s at first glance (advancement of New Krypton and protection of Earth from aliens, both of which are understandable). Recent developments, however, show that they aren't this at all. Lane's actions [[spoiler:are purely antagonistic and uncoerced for the most part. While he has a point about being prepared and protected against alien invasions, he has done all he can to provoke a war with the Kryptonians.]] And all of this is largely due to the subtle notion that [[spoiler:he is disgusted that his daughter, Lois, is attracted to Superman.]] Zod is no better, as he [[spoiler:sent his own spies, composed of Phantom Zone criminals and army grunts, to invade Earth and more-or-less complimented Lane's actions]]. The whole reason Zod's doing this? It's because [[spoiler:he hasn't forgotten his blood-vendetta against the Son of Jor-El and his house and had his pride wounded by being beaten on Earth before]].

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* In ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' story arc ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' Atrocitus -leader of the Red Lantern Corps- is determined to avenge injustice... by killing whoever he finds guilty.
* Franchise/{{Superman}}:
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General Zod, long-time enemy of Franchise/{{Superman}}, has been Superman, was reinvented as this over the last year in the "World ''World of New Krypton" Comicbook/NewKrypton'' storyline. Normally a conquering madman, he has been was named military commander of New Krypton and is was devoted to protecting the new planet by any means necessary, but he has been was shown to be fairly honorable and decent. He cracked down on his sadistic minion Gor, promoted Superman in his place when he was incapacitated by an assassin, and came to appreciate his former enemy while still maintaining views that are much harsher than those of Superman's. If [[spoiler:When New Krypton is destroyed, was destroyed]], [[UnstoppableRage all bets are were off]].
** Actually, Zod and General Lane are only W.I.E.s at first glance (advancement of New Krypton and protection of Earth from aliens, both of which are understandable). Recent Posterior developments, however, show showed that they aren't this at all. Lane's actions [[spoiler:are purely antagonistic and uncoerced for the most part. While he has a point about being prepared and protected against alien invasions, he has done all he can to provoke a war with the Kryptonians.]] And all of this is largely due to the subtle notion that [[spoiler:he is disgusted that his daughter, Lois, is attracted to Superman.]] Zod is no better, as he [[spoiler:sent his own spies, composed of Phantom Zone criminals and army grunts, to invade Earth and more-or-less complimented Lane's actions]]. The whole reason Zod's doing this? It's because [[spoiler:he hasn't forgotten his blood-vendetta against the Son of Jor-El and his house and had his pride wounded by being beaten on Earth before]].before]].
** It's a good thing that Superman is smart enough to be freaked out by the possibility of becoming this trope, since his power would make fulfilling any goals he may set pretty easy.
--->'''Superman:''' "I'm not a soldier of any kind... It's only a short step from there to calling yourself a crusader, or something equally dubious. Too many powerful people make these silly declarations... then it's all "holy war" and "sacred destiny". That's generally when the trouble starts."
** On the other hand, when the Eradicator took over as Superman during ''ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman'', he had no qualms about using deadly force and thought he was doing what Superman would do. However, he's shown to be shaken by Guy Gardner's admiration and a couple of WhatTheHellHero speeches from ''Comicbook/LoisLane'' and ''Comicbook/{{Steel}}''.
** And in ''ComicBook/SupermanRedSon'' where Superman was raised under the belief of communism, he does just this. Taking over Russia and becoming a Dictator to protect the people. He tries to do this to the whole world but is stopped by ''Comicbook/LexLuthor'' with a simple [[ArmorPiercingQuestion note]] that makes him realize he is no better than Braniac trying to put the world in a bottle.



* It's a good thing that Franchise/{{Superman}} is smart enough to be freaked out by the possibility of becoming this trope, since his power would make fulfilling any goals he may set pretty easy.
-->'''Superman:''' "I'm not a soldier of any kind...It's only a short step from there to calling yourself a crusader, or something equally dubious. Too many powerful people make these silly declarations...then it's all "holy war" and "sacred destiny". That's generally when the trouble starts."
** On the other hand, when the Eradicator took over as Superman during ''ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman'', he had no qualms about using deadly force and thought he was doing what Superman would do. However, he's shown to be shaken by Guy Gardner's admiration and a couple of WhatTheHellHero speeches from Lois Lane and {{Steel}}.
** And in ''ComicBook/SupermanRedSon'' where Superman was raised under the belief of communism, he does just this. Taking over Russia and becoming a Dictator to protect the people. He tries to do this to the whole world but is stop by Lex Luthor with a simple [[ArmorPiercingQuestion note]] that makes him realize he is no better than Braniac trying to put the world in a bottle.
30th Jun '16 11:10:25 AM PurpleEmperor
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* "Imagine. I now possess the power to end hunger. To abolish disease. To eliminate crime. To establish a perfectly content, perfectly ordered world - all under the benevolence of MY IRON WILL!" - Doctor Doom

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* "Imagine. I now possess the power to end hunger. To abolish disease. To eliminate crime. To establish a perfectly content, perfectly ordered world - all under the benevolence of MY IRON WILL!" - Doctor DoomDoctorDoom
5th Jun '16 6:59:15 PM comicwriter
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** He's been ping-ponging back and forth on this. He later tried to use a virus created from an [[TheInhuman Inhuman]] boy to sterilize most of the humans around the world, sincerely reasoning that this would put an end to the problems caused by overpopulation and the planet's dwindling resources.

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** He's been ping-ponging back and forth on this. He later tried to use a virus created from an [[TheInhuman [[Comicbook/TheInhumans Inhuman]] boy to sterilize most of the humans around the world, sincerely reasoning that this would put an end to the problems caused by overpopulation and the planet's dwindling resources.
5th Jun '16 6:57:44 PM comicwriter
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** He's been ping-ponging back and forth on this. He later tried to use a virus created from an [[TheInhuman Inhuman]] boy to sterilize most of the humans around the world, sincerely reasoning that this would put an end to the problems caused by overpopulation and the planet's dwindling resources.
5th Jun '16 6:54:11 PM comicwriter
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* Sinestro falls into this, especially during his debut and the ''ComicBook/SinestroCorpsWar''. His planet was, by all accounts, lawless and wild, so he used his ComicBook/GreenLantern ring to conquer it and instill order, by brutally oppressing the entire population. When the [[Characters/GLSinestroCorps Sinestro Corps]] starts up, he seeks out people who can instill great fear, including Franchise/{{Batman}} (who refuses), so he can save the galaxy from itself. Again, by ruling the entire population through fear.

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* Sinestro Comicbook/{{Sinestro}} falls into this, especially during his debut and the ''ComicBook/SinestroCorpsWar''. His planet was, by all accounts, lawless and wild, so he used his ComicBook/GreenLantern ring to conquer it and instill order, by brutally oppressing the entire population. When the [[Characters/GLSinestroCorps Sinestro Corps]] starts up, he seeks out people who can instill great fear, including Franchise/{{Batman}} (who refuses), so he can save the galaxy from itself. Again, by ruling the entire population through fear.
5th Jun '16 6:53:50 PM comicwriter
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** [[spoiler:In the end of the ''Sinestro Corps War'', Sinestro admits that what he really wanted was to improve the Green Lantern Corps by making them accept the use of deadly force when necessary.[[XanatosGambit He achieved his ends either way.]]]]

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** [[spoiler:In the end of the ''Sinestro Corps War'', Sinestro admits that what he really wanted was to improve the Green Lantern Corps by making them accept the use of deadly force when necessary. [[XanatosGambit He achieved his ends either way.]]]]
5th Jun '16 6:51:54 PM comicwriter
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* ComicBook/NormanOsborn during the ''Comicbook/DarkReign'' saga saw himself as this, as we see in his [[spoiler:"monologue"]] at the end of ''Siege''. He says that his idea was to make a safer world by not letting just anyone put on a costume and decide to save the world by themselves, since they would end up causing more harm than good, knowing that, someday, the mutants would turn against mankind, or the Hulk would snap and go on a rampage that could kill millions. And he used the Superhuman Registration Act in his attempt, since it would be the perfect excuse - whoever was against him was automatically labeled as "non-sanctioned" and hunted down.

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* ComicBook/NormanOsborn during the ''Comicbook/DarkReign'' saga saw himself as this, as we see in his [[spoiler:"monologue"]] at the end of ''Siege''.''Comicbook/{{Siege}}''. He says that his idea was to make a safer world by not letting just anyone put on a costume and decide to save the world by themselves, since they would end up causing more harm than good, knowing that, someday, the mutants would turn against mankind, or the Hulk would snap and go on a rampage that could kill millions. And he used the Superhuman Registration Act in his attempt, since it would be the perfect excuse - whoever was against him was automatically labeled as "non-sanctioned" and hunted down.
5th Jun '16 6:48:47 PM comicwriter
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** Cyclops took this role after the events of ''Avengers vs X-Men'', having [[spoiler:killed Professor X]] and dedicated himself to starting a new Mutant revolution. He's been explicitly compared to Magneto by both supporters and detractors -- which is more than a little comical since a reformed Magneto is a member of Cyclops' team of rogue X-Men.

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** Cyclops Comicbook/{{Cyclops}} took this role after the events of ''Avengers ''Comicbook/{{Avengers vs X-Men'', X-Men}}'', having [[spoiler:killed Professor X]] and dedicated himself to starting a new Mutant revolution. He's been explicitly compared to Magneto by both supporters and detractors -- which is more than a little comical since a reformed Magneto is a member of Cyclops' team of rogue X-Men.
3rd Jun '16 6:45:38 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In IDW [[TheTransformersIDW Transformers]], there are a band of aliens called the Reapers (not those [[Franchise/MassEffect Reapers]]), who all seek to end war in the universe by eliminating any violent races and destroying any thing worth fighting over.

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* In IDW [[TheTransformersIDW [[ComicBook/TheTransformersIDW Transformers]], there are a band of aliens called the Reapers (not those [[Franchise/MassEffect Reapers]]), who all seek to end war in the universe by eliminating any violent races and destroying any thing worth fighting over.
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