History WellIntentionedExtremist / TabletopGames

3rd Jun '17 11:17:43 AM nombretomado
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** The Garou from WhiteWolf's ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse''. Each of the Changing Breeds was created to serve Gaia, and the Garou served as her warriors, protecting her from all things "of the Wyrm." Unfortunately, the Garou thought they were in a position to tell the other Breeds how to do their jobs. On top of that, Gaia never told them about some of the Breeds, or even some of the other tribes of Garou. Genocide ensued. By the time the game begins, three Changing Breeds and one whole tribe of Garou have been driven to extinction, the other Changing-Breeds are mostly in hiding, and the Garou have finally come to realize just how much they shot themselves in the foot. Furthermore, while most of the tribes have valid motivations, some of them go much, much too far. Don't ask about Red Talon "Christmas trees."\\

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** The Garou from WhiteWolf's Creator/WhiteWolf's ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse''. Each of the Changing Breeds was created to serve Gaia, and the Garou served as her warriors, protecting her from all things "of the Wyrm." Unfortunately, the Garou thought they were in a position to tell the other Breeds how to do their jobs. On top of that, Gaia never told them about some of the Breeds, or even some of the other tribes of Garou. Genocide ensued. By the time the game begins, three Changing Breeds and one whole tribe of Garou have been driven to extinction, the other Changing-Breeds are mostly in hiding, and the Garou have finally come to realize just how much they shot themselves in the foot. Furthermore, while most of the tribes have valid motivations, some of them go much, much too far. Don't ask about Red Talon "Christmas trees."\\
15th Jan '17 3:03:19 PM Yukianesa
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** There's the vampire Vlad von Carstein, who wanted to conquer the Empire and turn it into a land of undeath to end its corruption and petty power struggles once and for all, and also to starve the Chaos Gods of their main source of power. [[spoiler:''The End Times'' graduated him to a full-on good guy.]]
7th Jan '17 4:07:46 PM nombretomado
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* StarfleetBattles has the Interstellar Concordium, which decided to end the biggest war in the history of the known universe...by occupying the border regions of all warring parties (i.e., everyone else in the known universe). This actually did cause war to substantially abate for a time (while everyone rearmed) which turned out to be a really good thing when the ScaryDogmaticAliens arrived to wipe out everyone.

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* StarfleetBattles ''TabletopGame/StarfleetBattles'' has the Interstellar Concordium, which decided to end the biggest war in the history of the known universe...by occupying the border regions of all warring parties (i.e., everyone else in the known universe). This actually did cause war to substantially abate for a time (while everyone rearmed) which turned out to be a really good thing when the ScaryDogmaticAliens arrived to wipe out everyone.
9th Sep '16 8:16:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''{{Monsterpocalypse}}'', the Radical factions are said to be this. The Empire of the Apes wants to bring harmony back into nature by leveling human cities, but they also protect primitive villages. Subverted with the Terrasaurs: their human supporters believe the Terrasaurs are GaiasVengeance, but they just find human factories and industrial wastes tasty and are really just looking for a snack.

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* In ''{{Monsterpocalypse}}'', ''TabletopGame/{{Monsterpocalypse}}'', the Radical factions are said to be this. The Empire of the Apes wants to bring harmony back into nature by leveling human cities, but they also protect primitive villages. Subverted with the Terrasaurs: their human supporters believe the Terrasaurs are GaiasVengeance, but they just find human factories and industrial wastes tasty and are really just looking for a snack.



* The Circle of Orboros in ''IronKingdoms'' are very similar to the Ashbound and Children of Winter mentioned above; they are a druidic sect who believe that civilisation is an inherently unnatural phenomenon that must be crushed, and harness natural disasters of all kinds to try and destroy cities and force humans back to nature. They do this because they believe that not only does civilisation interfere with the fundamental powers of nature, if this interference grows too great, the [[GodOfEvil Devourer]] [[NatureSpirit Wurm]] will return to the mortal world and destroy all humans in order to restore the flow of his powers.

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* The Circle of Orboros in ''IronKingdoms'' ''TabletopGame/IronKingdoms'' are very similar to the Ashbound and Children of Winter mentioned above; they are a druidic sect who believe that civilisation is an inherently unnatural phenomenon that must be crushed, and harness natural disasters of all kinds to try and destroy cities and force humans back to nature. They do this because they believe that not only does civilisation interfere with the fundamental powers of nature, if this interference grows too great, the [[GodOfEvil Devourer]] [[NatureSpirit Wurm]] will return to the mortal world and destroy all humans in order to restore the flow of his powers.
9th Feb '16 11:27:41 AM narm00
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* In the {{Eberron}} setting for ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'':

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*** In ''Feng Shui 2'', the Jammers achieve their goal and inadvertently wipe out most of the planet's population. [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone Horrified by what they've done]], they decide to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong and travel back in time to avert what they did - no matter what they have to do in the process.
9th Jan '16 11:44:19 PM Chabal2
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* The Lizard Men faction of TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'s goals are sympathetic (purging Chaos/Skaven, trying to follow the plans of the Old Ones), but their methods are ruthless.

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** Not everyone falls to Chaos with the goal of becoming a daemon prince- the Chaos gods embody rage, desire, hope and love, and many Chaos cults start out as organizations to reform the worse aspects of the Imperium, and start down a slippery slope as they start gaining power to further their plans.
* The Lizard Men faction of TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'s goals are sympathetic (purging Chaos/Skaven, trying to follow the plans of the Old Ones), but their methods are ruthless. They once thought the continents needed to be rearranged the way they were when the Old Ones were still around, never mind the dwarf empire that was a bulwark against the myriad evil forces living in those mountains. [[spoiler:And with the ''TabletopGame/AgeOfSigmar'' rolling in, it was AllForNothing.]]
13th Jul '15 11:34:41 AM nombretomado
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** The Tau will regularly employ mass murder and orbital bombardment when a species denies multiple "offers" to join them. They genuinely believe it is their ManifestDestiny to unite the galaxy under their rule, and that it is in the galaxy's best interest for them to do so.

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** The Tau will regularly employ mass murder and orbital bombardment when a species denies multiple "offers" to join them. They genuinely believe it is their ManifestDestiny UsefulNotes/ManifestDestiny to unite the galaxy under their rule, and that it is in the galaxy's best interest for them to do so.
25th Jun '15 8:33:40 PM M84
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** The Emperor of Mankind was willing to kill a ''lot'' of people in his crusade to make Humanity the rulers of the galaxy.
18th Oct '14 11:17:02 AM Vespuccian
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** Most of the [[ForTheEvilz Chaos Space Marines]] started out this way before the [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope Istvaan Drop Site Massacres]]. Some still are. Special mention goes to the Alpha Legion, who only sided with Horus because they foresaw that it would ultimately lead to the best possible outcome for the galaxy if Horus actually won. They may still believe in that "best possible" future, but they'll have to burn the Imperium to the ground for it to happen.

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** Most of the [[ForTheEvilz [[ForTheEvulz Chaos Space Marines]] started out this way before the [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope Istvaan Drop Site Massacres]]. Some still are. Special mention goes to the Alpha Legion, who only sided with Horus because they foresaw that it would ultimately lead to the best possible outcome for the galaxy if Horus actually won. They may still believe in that "best possible" future, but they'll have to burn the Imperium to the ground for it to happen.
18th Oct '14 11:16:23 AM Vespuccian
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'':
** The Tau of regularly employ mass murder and orbital bombardment when a species denies multiple "offers" to join them. The "well intentioned" part is what sets them apart from everyone else - factions such as the Imperium will blow up their own planets and murder billions in the name of mere survival.
** Also in the setting are radical Inquisitors who decide that the best way to defeat the forces of Chaos is to turn [[TheCorruption Chaos]] against itself. If they're lucky, their colleagues will execute them for heresy; if they're unlucky, they are lost to TheDarkSide. If Inquisitors are lost to TheDarkSide, many of them still try to serve the Imperium, no matter how many innocent lives are lost in their schemes.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'':
40000}}'': Just about all of the "Good Guy" factions are portrayed as these.
** The Tau of will regularly employ mass murder and orbital bombardment when a species denies multiple "offers" to join them. They genuinely believe it is their ManifestDestiny to unite the galaxy under their rule, and that it is in the galaxy's best interest for them to do so.
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The "well intentioned" part Imperium of Man is what sets them apart from everyone else - factions such as happens when you apply [[WellIntentionedExtremist well intentioned extremism]] to an entire galaxy-spanning government. Rather justified [[EverythingTryingToKillYou given the setting]], but the Imperium and its agents will blow up their own planets and murder billions in do ''whatever it takes'' to ensure the name survival of mere survival.
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humanity.
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in the setting point are radical Inquisitors who decide that the best way to defeat the forces of Chaos is to turn [[TheCorruption Chaos]] against itself. If they're lucky, their colleagues will execute them for heresy; if they're unlucky, they are lost to TheDarkSide. If Inquisitors are lost to TheDarkSide, many of them still try to serve the Imperium, no matter how many innocent lives are lost in their schemes.



** Most of the Chaos Space Marines start out this way before the Istvaan Drop Site Massacres. Some still are. Special mention goes to the Alpha Legion, who only sided with Horus because they foresaw that it would ultimately lead to the best possible outcome for the galaxy if Horus actually won. Indeed, they are still loyal to the Emperor, although in the darkest way possible.

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** Most of the [[ForTheEvilz Chaos Space Marines start Marines]] started out this way before the [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope Istvaan Drop Site Massacres.Massacres]]. Some still are. Special mention goes to the Alpha Legion, who only sided with Horus because they foresaw that it would ultimately lead to the best possible outcome for the galaxy if Horus actually won. Indeed, they are They may still loyal believe in that "best possible" future, but they'll have to burn the Imperium to the Emperor, although in the darkest way possible.ground for it to happen.
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