History WellIntentionedExtremist / Literature

12th Sep '16 9:13:10 PM Xtifr
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* ''Literature/EmpireStar'' by Creator/SamuelRDelany has the members of the Geodesic Survey, who are trying to compile an encyclopedia of everything. (They're up to volume one hundred and seventy six: ''Bba'' to ''Bbab''.) They'll do literally anything to get more information for their encyclopedia; even kill. In fact, a little murder might help them get a jump start on the chapters which cover ''Biology, Human.''
6th Sep '16 12:34:02 PM MikeW
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* Creator/CliveCussler had a few of these in some of the books of his "Oregon Files" series.
** In "Skeleton Coast," a super environmentalist plans to combine a toxic oil spill with a super-hurricane to hit Florida, believing this will be the wake-up call to the public to change their ways on pollution. In a final battle, hero Juan Cabrillo points out how the man could have used the billions of dollars he wasted on this scheme for something a lot more effective.
-->'''Juan''': That's the problem with people like you. You're about propoganda and press releases, not concrete solutions. People don't respond to ultimatums, only alternatives.
** In "Plague Ship," the main villain claims he is doing humanity a favor with his scheme to render half the human race sterile. He truly believes in future generations, he'll be revered for preventing the "inevitable" collapse of humanity. Again, Juan points out how full of crap he is...particularly because [[spoiler: the man was a Nazi scientist at Auschwitz.]]
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]].
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