History WellIntentionedExtremist / ComicBooks

13th Nov '17 11:05:07 AM lillolillo
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** In ''ComicBook/Supergirl2005'' story arc ''Way of the World'', villain Aftermath wants to turn the public against super-humans because he thinks good people always gets screwed when they fight. So he kidnaps a couple to blackmail their daughter into putting a mind-control hex on ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}, intending to mind-control Supergirl into causing mayhem until everybody hates her.
--->'''Aftermath:''' NO!!! I only did this to make them understand-- to make the world '''better'''.\\
'''Supergirl:''' I know. But that doesn't mean you're right.
12th Nov '17 5:11:24 AM lillolillo
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* ''[[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy the Vampire Slayer]]'':

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* ComicBook/LexLuthor in ''ComicBook/GothamCityGarage'' is confident that he can save the remains of mankind not wiped by the apocalypse, but he can only achieve this if everybody follow his orders, so he keeps people mind-controlled and caged inside "his" walled city and represses dissenters brutally; and then he doesn't get why people rebel against him.
29th Oct '17 11:34:20 AM Jake18
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* In the ''Comicbook/UltimateEnemy'' trilogy, [[spoiler:Ultimate Reed Richards is willing to kill his own family to fake his death, attacks organizations that he feels are repressing science's potential for their own corrupt reasons, and tries to TakeOverTheWorld so that he can finally "fix things" the way he always knew he could. Afterwards, he creates a utopian civilization in another dimension, then brings it back and tries to ''wipe out humanity'' to replace it with this "better" version]].

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* In the ''Comicbook/UltimateEnemy'' ''[[Comicbook/UltimateFantasticFour Ultimate Enemy]]'' trilogy, [[spoiler:Ultimate Reed Richards is willing to kill his own family to fake his death, attacks organizations that he feels are repressing science's potential for their own corrupt reasons, and tries to TakeOverTheWorld so that he can finally "fix things" the way he always knew he could. Afterwards, he creates a utopian civilization in another dimension, then brings it back and tries to ''wipe out humanity'' to replace it with this "better" version]].
1st Aug '17 3:16:24 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** 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}}''.

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** 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'' Comicbook/LoisLane and ''Comicbook/{{Steel}}''.Comicbook/{{Steel}}.
31st Jul '17 5:24:37 AM Daedalis
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* Dark Annisia is introduced in ''ComicBook/RedSonja'': ''Queen of Plagues'' at the head of an army aggressively fighting a mysterious plague ravaging the land. They do so by slaughtering entire cities if anyone shows signs of infection to prevent it from spreading.
25th Jul '17 1:25:49 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Amanda Waller, from ''SuicideSquad''. She's a tremendously shrewd politician and a MagnificentBitch in the dog-eat-dog world of DCU politics, who often has to battle her possessiveness and prejudice to do what really's right. Deep under the IronLady and the BlackBossLady, she's still human, even if she mutes her conscience on a daily basis.

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* Amanda Waller, from ''SuicideSquad''.''Comicbook/SuicideSquad''. She's a tremendously shrewd politician and a MagnificentBitch in the dog-eat-dog world of DCU politics, who often has to battle her possessiveness and prejudice to do what really's right. Deep under the IronLady and the BlackBossLady, she's still human, even if she mutes her conscience on a daily basis.



* In the ''Ultimate Enemy'' trilogy, [[spoiler:Ultimate Reed Richards is willing to kill his own family to fake his death, attacks organizations that he feels are repressing science's potential for their own corrupt reasons, and tries to TakeOverTheWorld so that he can finally "fix things" the way he always knew he could. Afterwards, he creates a utopian civilization in another dimension, then brings it back and tries to ''wipe out humanity'' to replace it with this "better" version]].

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* In the ''Ultimate Enemy'' ''Comicbook/UltimateEnemy'' trilogy, [[spoiler:Ultimate Reed Richards is willing to kill his own family to fake his death, attacks organizations that he feels are repressing science's potential for their own corrupt reasons, and tries to TakeOverTheWorld so that he can finally "fix things" the way he always knew he could. Afterwards, he creates a utopian civilization in another dimension, then brings it back and tries to ''wipe out humanity'' to replace it with this "better" version]].
6th Jun '17 12:31:45 PM DarkPhoenix94
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** Comicbook/{{Cyclops}} took this role after the events of ''ComicBook/AvengersVsXMen'', 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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** Comicbook/{{Cyclops}} took this role after the events of ''ComicBook/AvengersVsXMen'', 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 and was already a fully fledged MagnificentBastard -- which is more than a little comical since a reformed Magneto is a member of Cyclops' team of rogue X-Men.X-Men, having joined because he genuinely admired Scott, and in which capacity he occasionally remarks on how Scott sounds like him, or reprimands him for it.



** Spider-Man has often fought a high-tech KnightTemplar called Cardiac who targets people who commit evil and immoral acts, but find legal loopholes to ecape justice. And let's face it; a lot of people would take Cardiac's side here. His victims are [[AssholeVictim horrible men]] who rob people blind and cause innocents to suffer, but find ways to legally do it, always with selfish goals in mind. Even Spider-Man, who tries to stop him when he can, can't help but admire him a little sometimes.

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** Spider-Man has often fought a high-tech KnightTemplar called Cardiac who targets people who commit evil and immoral acts, but find legal loopholes to ecape escape justice. And let's face it; a lot of people would take Cardiac's side here. His victims are [[AssholeVictim horrible men]] who rob people blind and cause innocents to suffer, but find ways to legally do it, always with selfish goals in mind. Even Spider-Man, who tries to stop him when he can, can't help but admire him a little sometimes.
12th May '17 7:41:58 PM empireofthesky
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** After Hal Jordan's home town was destroyed, he was driven insane and became the supervillain known as Parallax. His goal was the [[OmnicidalManiac destruction of the universe-]] to [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans rebuild it and make it better.]] It was noted several times by other characters that Hal believed he was acting for the right reasons, but had simply lost his way. Eventually, he would regain enough of his former morality and nobility to sacrifice himself to save the world and redeem himself, and it was later retconned that he had been [[DemonicPossession possessed]] the entire time.

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** After Hal Jordan's home town was destroyed, he was driven insane and became the supervillain known as Parallax. His goal was the [[OmnicidalManiac destruction of the universe-]] to [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans rebuild it and make it better.]] better,]] and in particular to save all the people that had been killed. It was noted several times by other characters that Hal believed he was acting for the right reasons, but had simply lost his way. Eventually, he would regain enough of his former morality and nobility to sacrifice himself to save the world and redeem himself, and it was later retconned that he had been [[DemonicPossession possessed]] the entire time.
12th May '17 7:40:21 PM empireofthesky
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** After Hal Jordan's home town was destroyed, he was driven insane and became the supervillain known as Parallax. His goal was the [[OmnicidalManiac destruction of the universe-]] to [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans rebuild it and make it better.]] It was noted several times by other characters that Hal believed he was acting for the right reasons, but had simply lost his way. Eventually, he would regain enough of his former morality and nobility to sacrifice himself to save the world and redeem himself, and it was later retconned that he had been [[DemonicPossession possessed]] the entire time.
27th Mar '17 3:26:43 PM Sixshot484
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** Likewise, both Buffy Season Eight and ''[[Series/{{Angel}} Angel and Faith]]'' feature Whistler as one, first with his involvement in the Twilight apocalypse (which he freely admits to Angel would have resulted in the deaths of at least two billion people), and later his plan to "evolve" the world with a magic plague. Despite the heavy casuality risk in both plans, Whistler truly believes that what he's doing is necessary to preserve the BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil and save the world. Angel is actually sympathetic to his cause in the latter, but simply refuses to help him harm any more innocents or cause any more collateral damage than he has already.

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** Likewise, both Buffy Season Eight and ''[[Series/{{Angel}} Angel and Faith]]'' feature Whistler as one, first with his involvement in the Twilight apocalypse (which he freely admits to Angel would have resulted in the deaths of at least two billion people), and later his plan to "evolve" the world with a magic plague. Despite the heavy casuality casualty risk in both plans, Whistler truly believes that what he's doing is necessary to preserve the BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil and save the world. Angel is actually sympathetic to his cause in the latter, but simply refuses to help him harm any more innocents or cause any more collateral damage than he has already.


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* Mr. Freeze might be well known for his cold and calculating demeanor, killing all who get in the way of his goal. But after you read his backstory you can feel sympathy for him, which makes him fall under a Tragic Villain role. Mr. Freeze started villainy after his wife contracted a fatal disease called MacGregor's Syndrome (Compared to Lung Cancer by Film Theorist Matpat). To buy more time to save his Wife, Dr. Victor Fries (Mr. Freeze's Previous Persona) froze his wife. However, after a falling out with an executive of the company he worked at caused a freak accident where Dr. Fries would be forced to take up the name of Mr. Freeze and pursue the path of villainy if he had any hope of saving his wife. His backstory is in stark contrast to other villains in Batman's Rouges Gallery.
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