History WellIntentionedExtremist / Literature

23rd Jul '16 12:49:12 PM nombretomado
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* A post-UsefulNotes/{{Columbine}} Young Adult fiction book called ''After...'' features a (presumably) government attempt to quell potentially AxCrazy kids that gets increasingly out of hand. "Grief councilors" who tell the protagonist to throw a game to the victimized school (at the last minute, he decides not to) and [[UnPerson "suspend"]] a student for wearing a red ribbon (the shooters wore red, see) that was ''honoring her brother who died of AIDS'' gives way to [[BigBrother spy cameras in school [=TVs=] and hypnotic emails]] that [[AdultsAreUseless render most of the parents blind to what's going on]]. It's only when the first school's entire student body suddenly disappears and rumors of detention camps in the desert where the young prisoners are being killed for attempting to escape start filtering back does the protagonist and his family decide to get out of town.[[note]]Mind, this is a ''very'' sympathetic remembering of the plot. When I read it, it was so over-the-top that I thought the villains were some kind of cult or rogue operatives who ''needed'' a compound full of kids for something. If I recall correctly, it's never stated exactly who the villains are working for.[[/note]]

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* A post-UsefulNotes/{{Columbine}} Young Adult fiction book called ''After...'' features a (presumably) government attempt to quell potentially AxCrazy kids that gets increasingly out of hand. "Grief councilors" who tell the protagonist to throw a game to the victimized school (at the last minute, he decides not to) and [[UnPerson "suspend"]] a student for wearing a red ribbon (the shooters wore red, see) that was ''honoring her brother who died of AIDS'' gives way to [[BigBrother spy cameras in school [=TVs=] and hypnotic emails]] emails that [[AdultsAreUseless render most of the parents blind to what's going on]]. It's only when the first school's entire student body suddenly disappears and rumors of detention camps in the desert where the young prisoners are being killed for attempting to escape start filtering back does the protagonist and his family decide to get out of town.[[note]]Mind, this is a ''very'' sympathetic remembering of the plot. When I read it, it was so over-the-top that I thought the villains were some kind of cult or rogue operatives who ''needed'' a compound full of kids for something. If I recall correctly, it's never stated exactly who the villains are working for.[[/note]]
30th Jun '16 8:05:46 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/PoulAnderson's "A World Called Maanerek", Korul Wanen is so loyal to the Cadre that he is pleased that he was dumped, with no memory, on a planet to see what would happen, despite the risk to his life.
19th Jun '16 2:30:25 PM nombretomado
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** Thrawn ends up here by the time of his [[TheThrawnTrilogy last campaign]]. He started out as a [[AntiHero morally ambiguous]] character in ''OutboundFlight'', but turned into a ruthless, pragmatic man who wasn't above committing some truly villainous acts to achieve his goals. His [[WellIntentionedExtremist motives were understandable]], especially after they were retconned into stemming from a desire to protect the galaxy from an imminent invasion, but he was most definitely not a good or nice man. His men adored him, but [[MamaBear Leia]] might have had something to say about that.

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** Thrawn ends up here by the time of his [[TheThrawnTrilogy [[Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy last campaign]]. He started out as a [[AntiHero morally ambiguous]] character in ''OutboundFlight'', ''Literature/OutboundFlight'', but turned into a ruthless, pragmatic man who wasn't above committing some truly villainous acts to achieve his goals. His [[WellIntentionedExtremist motives were understandable]], especially after they were retconned into stemming from a desire to protect the galaxy from an imminent invasion, but he was most definitely not a good or nice man. His men adored him, but [[MamaBear Leia]] might have had something to say about that.
18th Jun '16 1:32:25 AM Anddrix
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* Mrs. Beeson in ''Literature/TheProphetOfYonwood'', who strictly enforces her interpretations of Althea's delusional mutterings because she believes that they are instructions from God, telling the world what they must do to be free of sin.
7th Jun '16 2:56:17 PM Morgenthaler
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* Any number of characters from ''TheWarlordChronicles'', but Merlin and Nimue are certainly the biggest examples. Eventually, Merlin backs away from the slippery slope. Nimue turns KnightTemplar, and is instrumental in destroying Arthur's realm.

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* Any number of characters from ''TheWarlordChronicles'', ''Literature/TheWarlordChronicles'', but Merlin and Nimue are certainly the biggest examples. Eventually, Merlin backs away from the slippery slope. Nimue turns KnightTemplar, and is instrumental in destroying Arthur's realm.



* In the DaleBrown book ''Act of War'', the eco-terrorist organisation GAMMA is not above doing things like using backpack nukes to attack the big businesses it believes is ruining the environment. [[spoiler:Then subverted when it turns out that this was the DeceptiveDisciple's plan and the group's leader didn't want it to happen.]]
* [[spoiler:Anaria]] from ''TheGuardians'' decided that the best way to end a war was to slaughter one of the armies in its entirety. After that, she decided that she was thinking too small and needed to apply her idea to the entire planet, until the only people left alive were the ones who agreed with each other. But don't worry, she'll still respect free will. She'll just make sure that humans have no other options except to choose peace, joy, and love.
* ''TheVampireFiles'' gives us [[spoiler:Federal Agent Merrill Adkins]] (from ''A Chill in the Blood''). He's perfectly willing to gun down bystanders in his pursuit of criminals.

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* In the DaleBrown Creator/DaleBrown book ''Act of War'', the eco-terrorist organisation GAMMA is not above doing things like using backpack nukes to attack the big businesses it believes is ruining the environment. [[spoiler:Then subverted when it turns out that this was the DeceptiveDisciple's plan and the group's leader didn't want it to happen.]]
* [[spoiler:Anaria]] from ''TheGuardians'' ''Literature/TheGuardians'' decided that the best way to end a war was to slaughter one of the armies in its entirety. After that, she decided that she was thinking too small and needed to apply her idea to the entire planet, until the only people left alive were the ones who agreed with each other. But don't worry, she'll still respect free will. She'll just make sure that humans have no other options except to choose peace, joy, and love.
* ''TheVampireFiles'' ''Literature/TheVampireFiles'' gives us [[spoiler:Federal Agent Merrill Adkins]] (from ''A Chill in the Blood''). He's perfectly willing to gun down bystanders in his pursuit of criminals.
20th Mar '16 11:23:31 PM lalalei2001
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* In ''Literature/AllOurYesterdays'', James wanted to use time travel to save people from dying, but he ended up using it to kill people who became a threat to him, including his own brother, and turned everything into a police state.
5th Mar '16 1:47:09 PM Anddrix
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* Victor Dashkov from ''Literature/VampireAcademy'' really does want what is best for the Moroi. He just does not care who he sacrifices to get to power.

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* Victor Dashkov from ''Literature/VampireAcademy'' really does want what is best for the Moroi. He just does not care who he sacrifices to get to power.accomplish his goals.
26th Jan '16 2:28:57 AM Anddrix
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* Nita from ''Literature/{{Allegiant}}''. [[spoiler:She wants to stop the Bureau from further discriminating against the genetically damaged like herself (especially when the reader finds out how extreme they, or rather just David, go to uphold it), though her method to do it isn't nice to say the least. She even designs a bomb with Four which indirectly causes Uriah's brain damage and eventual death]].
30th Dec '15 7:26:44 PM TheGreatUnknown
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* The [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom furry]] novel ''Otters in Space'' makes this a slightly odd ZigZaggedTrope as more of the antagonist's intentions are revealed. In this universe, cats are the victims of FantasticRacism. The villain, a cat, is willing to have the protagonist killed because [[HeKnowsTooMuch she knows too much]] about her plans, and appears to have had someone disappeared before. [[spoiler:But she was actually working with the disappeared employee, and covering for her so they can stay in business together. But that business is embezzlement and smuggling people. But they're actually sending them to an UndergroundRailroad colony on Mars. But the colony is full of also-racist for-profit jerks. But the villain was trying to protect the entire planet full of people by sending them the money she was embezzling. In the end, she just ends up taking the fall and being arrested for corruption, while the colony might have to reconsider its admissions standards.]]

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* The [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom furry]] novel ''Otters in Space'' makes this a slightly odd ZigZaggedTrope ZigZaggingTrope as more of the antagonist's intentions are revealed. In this universe, cats are the victims of FantasticRacism. The villain, a cat, is willing to have the protagonist killed because [[HeKnowsTooMuch she knows too much]] about her plans, and appears to have had someone disappeared before. [[spoiler:But she was actually working with the disappeared employee, and covering for her so they can stay in business together. But that business is embezzlement and smuggling people. But they're actually sending them to an UndergroundRailroad colony on Mars. But the colony is full of also-racist for-profit jerks. But the villain was trying to protect the entire planet full of people by sending them the money she was embezzling. In the end, she just ends up taking the fall and being arrested for corruption, while the colony might have to reconsider its admissions standards.]]
30th Dec '15 7:25:13 PM TheGreatUnknown
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* The [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom furry]] novel ''Otters in Space'' makes this a slightly odd ZigZaggedTrope as more of the antagonist's intentions are revealed. In this universe, cats are the victims of FantasticRacism. The villain, a cat, is willing to have the protagonist killed because [[HeKnowsTooMuch she knows too much]] about her plans, and appears to have had someone disappeared before. [[spoiler:But she was actually working with the disappeared employee, and covering for her so they can stay in business together. But that business is embezzlement and smuggling people. But they're actually sending them to an UndergroundRailroad colony on Mars. But the colony is full of also-racist for-profit jerks. But the villain was trying to protect the entire by sending them the money she was embezzling. In the end, she just ends up taking the fall and being arrested for corruption, while the colony might have to reconsider its admissions standards.]]

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* The [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom furry]] novel ''Otters in Space'' makes this a slightly odd ZigZaggedTrope as more of the antagonist's intentions are revealed. In this universe, cats are the victims of FantasticRacism. The villain, a cat, is willing to have the protagonist killed because [[HeKnowsTooMuch she knows too much]] about her plans, and appears to have had someone disappeared before. [[spoiler:But she was actually working with the disappeared employee, and covering for her so they can stay in business together. But that business is embezzlement and smuggling people. But they're actually sending them to an UndergroundRailroad colony on Mars. But the colony is full of also-racist for-profit jerks. But the villain was trying to protect the entire planet full of people by sending them the money she was embezzling. In the end, she just ends up taking the fall and being arrested for corruption, while the colony might have to reconsider its admissions standards.]]
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