History WellIntentionedExtremist / LiveActionTV

2nd Apr '16 10:12:21 PM DevinMeenan
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** [[spoiler:Angel.]] Everything he did as Twilight was apparently to prevent anything like the [[spoiler:Fall of Los Angeles]] from ever happening again.

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** [[spoiler:Angel.]] [[spoiler:Angel himself becomes this in the [[ComicBook/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy Season 8 comic.]]]] Everything he did as Twilight was apparently to prevent anything like the [[spoiler:Fall of Los Angeles]] from ever happening again.
22nd Mar '16 6:03:55 PM gltwrites
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** Angel. Everything he did as Twilight was apparently to prevent anything like the Fall of Los Angeles from ever happening again.

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** Angel. [[spoiler:Angel.]] Everything he did as Twilight was apparently to prevent anything like the Fall [[spoiler:Fall of Los Angeles Angeles]] from ever happening again.
6th Feb '16 6:00:37 AM rafi
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* ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'':
** Yggdrasil is seen as this post-episode 19, as they are trying to prevent the Helheim Forest from over taking the world. The following episodes go on to reveal the lengths they're willing to go to to stop this from happening ([[spoiler:which goes up to and including the worst-case-scenario of making {{transformation trinket}}s to ensure the survival of a billion people then killing off the other six]]) but soon after it's revealed that ''no one'' is actually well-intentioned. A good chunk of Yggdrasil don't care about the ends ([[DragonWithAnAgenda their own goals are more important]]) and the only one who ''does'' care is deeply upset with the means and latches onto a more optimistic option the first chance he gets... [[spoiler:which gets him overthrown by the former]].
** After Yggdrasil's done and over with, [[spoiler:along with a group of people who control Helheim Forest]], a victim of their extremism steps in and declares his vow to destroy the world. When Kouta confronts him in the final battle, he points out that his experience taught him that the strong hurt the weak because they lost their compassion in the process of being strong. His conclusion? Kill all of humanity and replace it with his own kind of race, one that wouldn't trade compassion for strength. Kouta knows where he's coming from, but believes he's going about it the wrong way.



*** Adam Monroe also counts, as after 400 years of seeing mankind's hatred, bigotry, ignorance, and warlike nature, he's decided that the best way to save the world is to wipe out most of humanity with a virus and start over with the "worthy" survivors. Again, a clear homage of sorts to Ras Al Ghul/Apocalypse, as, like them, Adam genuinely wants to help people, he's just become so warped and crazy due to his long life and powers that he feels that he's got the right to play god.
*** And, for the hat trick, "The Hunter", aka Emle Danko: a cold hearted son of a bitch who nevertheless sees himself as in the right, as he feels that the evolved humans are too dangerous to exist. And, given people like Linderman, Arthur, Adam, Sylar, Maury, Candice, Doyle, Flint, and the various others who've appeared in the show and in the graphic novels, it's easy to see how he arrived at this misguided viewpoint.
*** Both Angela, who started the Company to protect her people, and Nathan, who started the whole "round them up" program.
**** What about Samuel and Claire? Samuel wants to make TheReveal at the cost of normal human life and even at the cost of some specials in order to inspire non-specials into fear so that the special can use this intimidation to live freely in the acknowledgement of their power...While Claire makes TheReveal once Samuel's nasty ways are avoided with no consideration whatosever whether it would actually be better overall...It's an improvement so far as no more effort will be made to hide their powers. Indeed, she even acknowledges what her father said, "People won't change."

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*** ** Adam Monroe also counts, as after 400 years of seeing mankind's hatred, bigotry, ignorance, and warlike nature, he's decided that the best way to save the world is to wipe out most of humanity with a virus and start over with the "worthy" survivors. Again, a clear homage of sorts to Ras Al Ghul/Apocalypse, as, like them, Adam genuinely wants to help people, he's just become so warped and crazy due to his long life and powers that he feels that he's got the right to play god.
*** ** And, for the hat trick, "The Hunter", aka Emle Danko: a cold hearted son of a bitch who nevertheless sees himself as in the right, as he feels that the evolved humans are too dangerous to exist. And, given people like Linderman, Arthur, Adam, Sylar, Maury, Candice, Doyle, Flint, and the various others who've appeared in the show and in the graphic novels, it's easy to see how he arrived at this misguided viewpoint.
*** ** Both Angela, who started the Company to protect her people, and Nathan, who started the whole "round them up" program.
**** ** What about Samuel and Claire? Samuel wants to make TheReveal at the cost of normal human life and even at the cost of some specials in order to inspire non-specials into fear so that the special can use this intimidation to live freely in the acknowledgement of their power...While Claire makes TheReveal once Samuel's nasty ways are avoided with no consideration whatosever whether it would actually be better overall...It's an improvement so far as no more effort will be made to hide their powers. Indeed, she even acknowledges what her father said, "People won't change.""
* ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'':
** Yggdrasil is seen as this post-episode 19, as they are trying to prevent the Helheim Forest from over taking the world. The following episodes go on to reveal the lengths they're willing to go to to stop this from happening ([[spoiler:which goes up to and including the worst-case-scenario of making {{transformation trinket}}s to ensure the survival of a billion people then killing off the other six]]) but soon after it's revealed that ''no one'' is actually well-intentioned. A good chunk of Yggdrasil don't care about the ends ([[DragonWithAnAgenda their own goals are more important]]) and the only one who ''does'' care is deeply upset with the means and latches onto a more optimistic option the first chance he gets... [[spoiler:which gets him overthrown by the former]].
** After Yggdrasil's done and over with, [[spoiler:along with a group of people who control Helheim Forest]], a victim of their extremism steps in and declares his vow to destroy the world. When Kouta confronts him in the final battle, he points out that his experience taught him that the strong hurt the weak because they lost their compassion in the process of being strong. His conclusion? Kill all of humanity and replace it with his own kind of race, one that wouldn't trade compassion for strength. Kouta knows where he's coming from, but believes he's going about it the wrong way.
26th Jan '16 5:38:10 PM lorgskyegon
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* The best example from ''Series/{{OZ}}'' would be Kareem Said. He blew up a white-owned business in a black neighborhood as a protest against racism. During the course of the series, he slides back and forth between this and ItsAllAboutMe, as some of his crusades seem less about ending the racism than highlighting it (to the detriment of those he's trying to help).
** A number of the inmates ''claim'' to be this, but are really just interested in themselves. Adebisi, Schillinger, and Kirk are probably the best examples. Governor Devlin is the same, pretending to care about saving money for the state and the well being of the prisoners but really just wanting to get re-elected.
** Despite their intense antipathy towards each other, both Tim [=McManus=] and Martin Querns are this in different ways. [=McManus=] is willing to put up with disrespect and extra freedom to try and change the inmates for the better. Querns is willing to put up with drug use, anarchy, and racism in exchange for zero violence.
3rd Dec '15 4:25:13 AM jormis29
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* ''Mystery Diners'' on the Creator/FoodNetwork, a show that features restaurant owners or managers calling in a surveillance team to detect problems in their restaurant, occasionally has this as the issue in question, such as with a manager that used to be a drill sergeant; the problem is resolved rather easily in the end.

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* ''Mystery Diners'' on the Creator/FoodNetwork, ''Series/MysteryDiners'', a show that features restaurant owners or managers calling in a surveillance team to detect problems in their restaurant, occasionally has this as the issue in question, such as with a manager that used to be a drill sergeant; the problem is resolved rather easily in the end.
3rd Nov '15 7:54:59 AM fobarimperius
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** Another one in a similar vein is a woman who has been mentally damaged since childhood due to molestation and rape, and her only coping method were her dolls and toys which were basically given to her by the offender as prizes for behaving. When he switches his attention to a new girl, which, due to his medical profession, he likely won't be noticed, the grown woman loses it and begins kidnapping adult women in order to try and paralyze them and turn them into living dolls. When she's caught, she willingly gives up when presented with her dolls, and her offender is busted by the crew who reveal they have plenty of evidence, allowing the crew to both save the victims of the killer who is heavily misunderstood, and arrest the man who caused this whole disaster to start with because he's a pedophile.
25th Sep '15 2:31:55 PM Discar
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* ''PersonOfInterest'': A few [[VictimOfTheWeek Victims Of The Week]] fall into this category, as does [[MyCountryRightOrWrong Control]]. In the second half of season four, [[TheCracker Root]] tumbles backwards into this after she had just managed to pull herself into a [[ThouShaltNotKill relatively moral code]] due to a SanitySlippage following [[spoiler: [[UncertainDoom Shaw's disappearance]]]].

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* ''PersonOfInterest'': ''Series/PersonOfInterest'': A few [[VictimOfTheWeek Victims Of The Week]] fall into this category, as does [[MyCountryRightOrWrong Control]]. In the second half of season four, [[TheCracker Root]] tumbles backwards into this after she had just managed to pull herself into a [[ThouShaltNotKill relatively moral code]] due to a SanitySlippage following [[spoiler: [[UncertainDoom Shaw's disappearance]]]].
14th Sep '15 8:54:27 PM alixtolvaj
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* ''PersonOfInterest'': A few [[VictimOfTheWeek Victims Of The Week]] fall into this category, as does [[MyCountryRightOrWrong Control]]. In the second half of season four, [[TheCracker Root]] tumbles backwards into this after she had just managed to pull herself into a [[ThouShaltNotKill relatively moral code]] due to a SanitySlippage following [[spoiler: [[UncertainDoom Shaw's disappearance]]]].
19th Aug '15 3:37:23 AM MrThorfan64
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*** And by their own lights, the Silence is probably this. It's revealed they were trying to prevent another Time War happening by the Daleks returning while an army of Monsters is waiting round Trenzalore.

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*** And by their own lights, the Silence is probably this. It's revealed they were trying to prevent another Time War happening by the Daleks Time Lords returning while an army of Monsters is waiting round Trenzalore.
20th Jul '15 11:45:08 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{Medium}}'': Allison's stalker, who thinks that her psychic powers are interfering with God's plans by saving people who are supposed to die and catching people who are supposed to be free. Allison tries to reason with him by suggesting that her powers are God's plan too, to no avail. The "Well-Intentioned" part is lessened a little when you consider how ''vicious'' he is not only towards Allison but also her children (there's also the fact that he's the Invisible Man from ''Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' movie). [[spoiler:DeusExMachina steps in after the now-dead stalker reveals that he's been interfering with her and other psychics' visions, resulting in the deaths of ''dozens'' of people whose very pissed-off spirits drag him to Hell.]]

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* ''{{Medium}}'': ''Series/{{Medium}}'': Allison's stalker, who thinks that her psychic powers are interfering with God's plans by saving people who are supposed to die and catching people who are supposed to be free. Allison tries to reason with him by suggesting that her powers are God's plan too, to no avail. The "Well-Intentioned" part is lessened a little when you consider how ''vicious'' he is not only towards Allison but also her children (there's also the fact that he's the Invisible Man from ''Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' movie). [[spoiler:DeusExMachina steps in after the now-dead stalker reveals that he's been interfering with her and other psychics' visions, resulting in the deaths of ''dozens'' of people whose very pissed-off spirits drag him to Hell.]]
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