History WellIntentionedExtremist / Literature

28th Nov '16 2:00:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* Captain Nemo, the AntiHero who first appears in TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea, can be said to have had genuine good intentions that made him a sympathetic character. The deaths of his family gave him a hatred of oppressive governments (especially imperialism) and a genuine concern for innocent life. Still, as one character put it, it was not his right to judge nations the way he did, via the vigilante actions he took to punish them for what he saw as injustice.

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* Captain Nemo, the AntiHero who first appears in TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea, ''Literature/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea'', can be said to have had genuine good intentions that made him a sympathetic character. The deaths of his family gave him a hatred of oppressive governments (especially imperialism) and a genuine concern for innocent life. Still, as one character put it, it was not his right to judge nations the way he did, via the vigilante actions he took to punish them for what he saw as injustice.
23rd Nov '16 6:30:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* Akasha in ''TheVampireChronicles'' wants to create a peaceful world by killing almost all males.
* The Birds of Prey from ''ThePrincess99'' commit brutal murders against wizards through the entire book. But then you consider that they are trying to give Nons (non-magical people) civil rights in a world that considers them lower than animals. This doesn't excuse what they did to [[spoiler:Axel]].
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* Akasha in ''TheVampireChronicles'' ''Literature/TheVampireChronicles'' wants to create a peaceful world by killing almost all males.
* The Birds of Prey from ''ThePrincess99'' ''Literature/ThePrincess99'' commit brutal murders against wizards through the entire book. But then you consider that they are trying to give Nons (non-magical people) civil rights in a world that considers them lower than animals. This doesn't excuse what they did to [[spoiler:Axel]].
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25th Oct '16 7:01:21 PM PaulA
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* Creator/CliveCussler had a few of these in some of the books of his "Oregon Files" series.

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* Creator/CliveCussler had a few of these in some of the books of his "Oregon Files" ''Literature/TheOregonFiles'' series.



* Skulduggery Pleasant has Eliza Scorn and Argeddion, who are both affably evil characters, or argubly not evil at all, just crazed/obsessive.

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* Skulduggery Pleasant ''Literature/SkulduggeryPleasant'' has Eliza Scorn and Argeddion, who are both affably evil characters, or argubly not evil at all, just crazed/obsessive.
9th Oct '16 10:13:15 PM newblood75
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** He ''definitely'' has a point. The gods ''are'' selfish and most of them don't care about their children or even each other. Even Percy thinks he has a point, and he hates Luke with a passion for the majority of the series. Unfortunately, Luke's methods include siding with a Titan that's much worse than the gods, and the war he helps start results in many demigod deaths. (Although it's debatable as to whether or not Luke was completely in control of himseld; remember, Kronos was able to manipulate an actual ''god''.

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** He ''definitely'' has a point. The gods ''are'' selfish and most of them don't care about their children or even each other. Even Percy thinks he has a point, and he hates Luke with a passion for the majority of the series. Unfortunately, Luke's methods include siding with a Titan that's much worse than the gods, and the war he helps start results in many demigod deaths. (Although it's debatable as to whether or not Luke was completely in control of himseld; himself; remember, Kronos was able to manipulate an actual ''god''.''god'' before Olympus even knew he was back.)
9th Oct '16 10:12:07 PM newblood75
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** He ''definitely'' has a point. The gods ''selfish'' and most of them don't care about their children or even each other. Even Percy thinks he has a point, and he hates Luke with a passion for the majority of the series. Unfortunately, Luke's methods include siding with a Titan that's much worse than the gods, and the war he helps start results in many demigod deaths. (Although it's debatable as to whether or not Luke was completely in control of himseld; remember, Kronos was able to manipulate an actual ''god''.

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** He ''definitely'' has a point. The gods ''selfish'' ''are'' selfish and most of them don't care about their children or even each other. Even Percy thinks he has a point, and he hates Luke with a passion for the majority of the series. Unfortunately, Luke's methods include siding with a Titan that's much worse than the gods, and the war he helps start results in many demigod deaths. (Although it's debatable as to whether or not Luke was completely in control of himseld; remember, Kronos was able to manipulate an actual ''god''.
9th Oct '16 10:11:32 PM newblood75
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** He ''definitely'' has a point. The gods ''selfish'' and most of them don't care about their children or even each other. Even Percy thinks he has a point, and he hates Luke with a passion for the majority of the series. Unfortunately, Luke's methods include siding with a Titan that's much worse than the gods, and the war he helps start results in many demigod deaths. (Although it's debatable as to whether or not Luke was completely in control of himseld; remember, Kronos was able to manipulate an actual ''god''.
29th Sep '16 10:31:11 PM Slicer37
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** Either way, Stannis is a WellIntentionedExtremist in a different kind of way. [[TheFettered He's fanatically devoted to his own unique notion of justice]]: to him, all good deeds must be rewarded, and all evil ones punished, even if they're committed by the same person. One person comments that if Vargo Hoat had been on Stannis' side, Stannis would've given him a lordship for his assistance right before hanging him for his crimes. He's also unflinchingly stubborn, to a point that even he admits that it's a fault of his. These traits lead him to launch a war (and ally himself with Melisandre despite his many misgivings about her) for the throne of Westeros, ''even though he doesn't even want to be king and admits that he wouldn't be well-suited for the task'', simply because he knows that it's rightfully his. In his eyes, it'd be selfish and unjust if he didn't try to win the crown.

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** Either way, Stannis is a WellIntentionedExtremist in a different kind of way. [[TheFettered He's fanatically devoted to his own unique notion of justice]]: to him, all good deeds must be rewarded, and all evil ones punished, even if they're committed by the same person. One person comments that if [[SociopathicSoldier Vargo Hoat Hoat]] had been on Stannis' side, Stannis would've given him a lordship for his assistance right before hanging him for his crimes. When He's also unflinchingly stubborn, to a point that even he admits that it's a fault of his. These traits lead him to launch a war (and ally himself with Melisandre despite his many misgivings about her) for the throne of Westeros, ''even though he doesn't even want to be king and admits that he wouldn't be well-suited for the task'', simply because he knows that it's rightfully his. In his eyes, it'd be selfish and unjust if he didn't try to win the crown.
28th Sep '16 11:09:15 AM Gowan
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* In ''Literature/TheGoblinEmperor'', one of the men responsible for the death of Maia's father and half-brothers is [[spoiler: a kind of communist who wants to change things for the better, and says that he already succeeded because Maia is a much better emperor than his father was or his brothers would ever have been. Maia, who indeed is very kind and compassionate, doesn't know what to reply because the man is ''right'', even though Maia doesn't agree with his methods.]]
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.]]
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