History WellIntentionedExtremist / LiveActionTV

1st Jan '17 6:45:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/AmericanGothic'':

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16th Dec '16 7:33:07 PM KidDynamite
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* On ''Series/Timeless'' Flynn lost his wife and daughter when he stumbled onto a mention of Rittenhouse, an organization that has been pulling the strings on the United States since before the Revolutionary War. Flynn decides that he has to destroy Rittenhouse to save his family and the only way to do it is to basically alter all American history. He's openly called out on his "scorched Earth" tactics but still thinks he's in the right.

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* On ''Series/Timeless'' ''Series/{{Timeless}}'' Flynn lost his wife and daughter when he stumbled onto a mention of Rittenhouse, an organization that has been pulling the strings on the United States since before the Revolutionary War. Flynn decides that he has to destroy Rittenhouse to save his family and the only way to do it is to basically alter all American history. He's openly called out on his "scorched Earth" tactics but still thinks he's in the right.
11th Dec '16 5:16:37 PM MikeW
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** In season 3, it turns out Alie was the artificial intelligence who believed the best way to control population was to start a nuclear war.


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* On ''Series/Timeless'' Flynn lost his wife and daughter when he stumbled onto a mention of Rittenhouse, an organization that has been pulling the strings on the United States since before the Revolutionary War. Flynn decides that he has to destroy Rittenhouse to save his family and the only way to do it is to basically alter all American history. He's openly called out on his "scorched Earth" tactics but still thinks he's in the right.
4th Dec '16 11:58:41 AM ZimFan89
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** Season 3's BigBad, Damien Dahrk, takes it UpToEleven: his plan is called Genesis [[spoiler: and it involves taking control of the world's entire nuclear arsenal to destroy it except for his own safe haven, because according to him, the whole world is beyond saving and needs to be reset.]]

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** Season 3's 4's BigBad, Damien Dahrk, takes it UpToEleven: his plan is called Genesis [[spoiler: and it involves taking control of the world's entire nuclear arsenal to destroy it except for his own safe haven, because according to him, the whole world is beyond saving and needs to be reset.]]
24th Oct '16 9:26:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheNorthAndTheSouth'': Virgilia Hazard is an abolitionist who can't tolerate slavery or those who condone it, but she comes off as an antagonist because her actions are so extreme that several characters question her life's decisions, wondering if she'd made them to spite others or to further her cause. For example, her family wonders if she married a black man because she was in love with him or if she did it because it wasn't socially-acceptable. Her hatred and extremism ends up getting her husband killed and dominates her life, although later in the series, she's able to control herself enough to provide fair treatment to wounded Southerners.

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* ''TheNorthAndTheSouth'': ''Series/TheNorthAndTheSouth'': Virgilia Hazard is an abolitionist who can't tolerate slavery or those who condone it, but she comes off as an antagonist because her actions are so extreme that several characters question her life's decisions, wondering if she'd made them to spite others or to further her cause. For example, her family wonders if she married a black man because she was in love with him or if she did it because it wasn't socially-acceptable. Her hatred and extremism ends up getting her husband killed and dominates her life, although later in the series, she's able to control herself enough to provide fair treatment to wounded Southerners.
30th Sep '16 10:14:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/TotalRecall2070'': A spokesman for human labor sabotages an android so that several humans are killed in an industrial accident to force the employer to remove all the androids. When he's confronted by the police, he asserts that he's trying to protect humanity from android encroachment. He swallows a CyanidePill, ironically dying in the arms of Farve, a RidiculouslyHumanRobot.
18th Sep '16 8:17:19 AM Cameron178
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* ''Series/AngieTribeca'' may be a parody of cop shows, but it ends up having one in the second season with [[spoiler: Eddie Pepper and his organization, Mayhem Global. Eddie created it in order to take down Mayor Perry and his corruption. [[DeconstructedTrope However, his efforts become increasingly horrible and violent, ranging from having moles in the FBI and Perry's camp to having people kill themselves via allergies to keep his secrets. Most of his actions only ever resulted in Perry getting more support, and when he tried to assassinate him on the day of the election, Perry ended up winning instead.]] Meanwhile,Eddie ended up all alone as his cohort Diane Duran disappeared, and he got arrested and shot by Angie, who was on his side until she remembered that she had something to live for: her son.]]
29th Aug '16 6:18:09 AM FoxBluereaver
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** Season 3's BigBad, Damien Dahrk, takes it UpToEleven: his plan is called Genesis [[spoiler: and it involves taking control of the world's entire nuclear arsenal to destroy it except for his own safe haven, because according to him, the whole world is beyond saving and needs to be reset.]]
27th Aug '16 3:27:09 PM tsstevens
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* Daenerys Targaryen of ''Series/GameOfThrones'' comes across as this. She sees The Iron Throne as belonging to her father and takes command of a barbarian tribe who RapePillageAndBurn with the words, "I swear to you those who would harm you will ''die screaming''." She uses the tribe as well as dragons to free slaves and ally them into her army. Anyone she does not like she kills and takes over. And she intends to not just shift rule to herself, but seeing the other kingdoms as horrible seeks war with them, and has the power and the will to destroy them.
5th Jul '16 5:24:58 AM TheWanderer
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* ''Series/TheWire'': features several.
** Frank Sobotka is a classic WellIntentionedExtremist. Frank's a WorkingClassHero who has spent his entire adult life working in the Baltimore docks, as it's hinted his family has for generations before. And for 30 years, he's seen the docks slowly dying off as the city goes further downhill, as politicians steal from and neglect the workers and the various criminal empires drive people and business away. In desperation to see the people he's worked with for decades have some sort of future and see future generations of Sobotkas be able to make a living working the docks, Frank makes a deal with international criminal mastermind "[[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname The Greek]]" where Frank and the other dock workers will ensure that The Greek's shipments of drugs, prostitutes and stolen goods are safely smuggled through the dock and past customs. With the money earned from doing this, Sobotka doesn't enrich himself, but instead frantically lobbies the city and state politicians into rebuilding and revitalizing the docks, which would not only give new hope to the people working the docks, but would do the city of Baltimore itself a lot of good. As Frank says of himself [[spoiler:as the whole plan is falling apart under police investigation and shortly before The Greek has him murdered]]:
--->I know I was wrong. But in my head, I thought I was wrong for the right reasons.
** In the fifth season, Detectives [[spoiler:[=McNulty=] and Freamon]] go JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope to catch Marlo Stanfield, the most ruthless and murder happy drug kingpin that Baltimore has ever known, who has dozens of murders tied his ambition to rule the entire Baltimore underworld. In the process of hunting Marlo they are forced by circumstances to take actions including falsifying the existence of SerialKiller, altering crime scenes and innocent deaths to make it look like the "killer's" work, kidnapping a barely functional and helpless homeless man to make him look like one of the "killer's" victims, using an illegal wiretap, committing fraud within their own police department, all of which [[SpannerInTheWorks inadvertently also gets in the way of other investigations]]. [[spoiler:[=McNulty=]]] in particular is hit with this, since he's the one actually doing most of the dirty work and his behavior spirals into a self-destructive course. He finally gets hit with a HeelRealization at the end of the season, when he tries to explain and justify his actions to someone who wasn't involved and finds that even he no longer thinks he was in the right.
--->'''[[spoiler:[=McNulty=]]]:''' You start to tell a story, you think you're the hero. And then when you get done talking...
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