History WellIntentionedExtremist / WesternAnimation

16th Jun '16 11:05:10 PM gophergiggles
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* Starlight Glimmer of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' wants to spread friendship and equality throughout all of Equestria...by robbing ponies of their special talents. This is actually [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]], as Starlight turned out to be a [[spoiler: {{hypocrite}} because she had her talent all along]]. This causes all her support to implode and she goes down in history as an evil ruler, undoing any good her methods might have brought. [[spoiler:The Season 5 finale later reveals that she adopted her ideology of friendship through total equality because of a childhood friend, Sunburst, who left her when she was a filly after receiving his cutie mark. This caused her to believe that cutie marks are harmful to friendship, and to create her equality village, in hopes of creating a society where no one could ever boast about being different or being better than others.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** Twilight Sparkle of all characters borders on this, given her tendancy to resort to BrainwashingForTheGreaterGood in ''Lesson Zero'' and ''Keep Calm and Flutter On'', and otherwise coming up with ''very'' consequential solutions to problems like wanting to ''freeze time'' in ''It's About Time''. In canon she's never gone so far as to cause irrevocable damage, but FanFiction ''loves'' to give her a push [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope off the slippery slope]] and turn her into a KnightTemplar or [[RonTheDeathEater full fledged villain]].
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Starlight Glimmer of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' wants to spread friendship and equality throughout all of Equestria...by robbing ponies of their special talents. This is actually [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]], as Starlight turned out to be a [[spoiler: {{hypocrite}} because she had her talent all along]]. This causes all her support to implode and she goes down in history as an evil ruler, undoing any good her methods might have brought. [[spoiler:The Season 5 finale later reveals that she adopted her ideology of friendship through total equality because of a childhood friend, Sunburst, who left her when she was a filly after receiving his cutie mark. This caused her to believe that cutie marks are harmful to friendship, and to create her equality village, in hopes of creating a society where no one could ever boast about being different or being better than others.]]
23rd May '16 1:57:59 PM PacificGreen
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* Starlight Glimmer of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' wants to spread friendship and equality throughout all of Equestria...by robbing ponies of their special talents. This is actually [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]], as Starlight turned out to be a [[spoiler: {{hypocrite}} because she had her talent all along]]. This causes all her support to implode and she goes down in history as an evil ruler, undoing any good her methods might have brought. [[spoiler:Her second appearance makes it a full-out subversion when it's revealed her entire motivation was what amounted to a life-long [[EvilIsPetty temper tantrum over losing a childhood friend.]]]]

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* Starlight Glimmer of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' wants to spread friendship and equality throughout all of Equestria...by robbing ponies of their special talents. This is actually [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]], as Starlight turned out to be a [[spoiler: {{hypocrite}} because she had her talent all along]]. This causes all her support to implode and she goes down in history as an evil ruler, undoing any good her methods might have brought. [[spoiler:Her second appearance makes it a full-out subversion when it's revealed [[spoiler:The Season 5 finale later reveals that she adopted her entire motivation was what amounted to a life-long [[EvilIsPetty temper tantrum over losing ideology of friendship through total equality because of a childhood friend.]]]]friend, Sunburst, who left her when she was a filly after receiving his cutie mark. This caused her to believe that cutie marks are harmful to friendship, and to create her equality village, in hopes of creating a society where no one could ever boast about being different or being better than others.]]
15th May '16 12:05:50 PM nombretomado
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** {{Magneto}} of ''WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen'' sees himself as closer to this than KnightTemplar, but considering his plan... well, it's probably closer to the latter in the eyes of others.

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** {{Magneto}} ComicBook/{{Magneto}} of ''WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen'' sees himself as closer to this than KnightTemplar, but considering his plan... well, it's probably closer to the latter in the eyes of others.
7th Apr '16 7:24:51 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** [[spoiler:Katara ALMOST became this, seeking revenge after a Fire Nation soldier who killed her mother. She was almost driven to such rage that she casually uses blood bending to finding the man. Only, at the very last second, does she hold herself back from actually killing him.]]

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** [[spoiler:Katara ALMOST became this, seeking revenge after a Fire Nation soldier who killed her mother. She was almost driven to such rage that she casually uses blood bending to finding find the man. Only, Only at the very last second, second does she hold herself back from actually killing him.]]



** [[GloriousLeader Kuvira]] is completely correct in her points. When she stepped in, the Earth Kingdom had collapsed into anarchy, the heir apparent was a [[RoyalBrat bumbling idiot]] and completely unsuited for the position, and the idea of a monarchy is itself an obsolescent relic in a technological age. So, she decides to overthrow the Earth Kingdom and declare an Earth Empire (which [[GoodRepublicEvilEmpire we know is a bad thing]]), and cements it by forcing her citizens into slave labor ([[OffstageVillainy offscreen]]), jailing dissenters and attempting to forcibly conquer the last holdout states in the Earth Kingdom, including [[spoiler:Zaofu and the United Republic]]. [[spoiler: In the end, the Earth King accepts her point about the monarchy and abdicates to create a republic.]]

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** [[GloriousLeader Kuvira]] is completely correct in her initial points. When she stepped in, the Earth Kingdom had collapsed into anarchy, the heir apparent was a [[RoyalBrat bumbling idiot]] and completely unsuited for the position, and the idea of a monarchy is itself an obsolescent relic in a technological age. So, she decides That said, her solution is to overthrow the Earth Kingdom and declare an Earth Empire (which in its place, which [[GoodRepublicEvilEmpire we know is a bad thing]]), and cements thing]], cementing it by forcing her citizens into slave labor ([[OffstageVillainy offscreen]]), [[PuttingOnTheReich jailing dissenters and anyone of non-Earth ethnicity]], and attempting to forcibly conquer the last holdout states in every single state that was ever once part of the Earth Kingdom, including [[spoiler:Zaofu and the long-independent United Republic]]. [[spoiler: In the end, the Earth King accepts her point about the monarchy and voluntarily abdicates to create a republic.]]
13th Mar '16 9:15:52 AM gophergiggles
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* Starlight Glimmer of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' wants to spread friendship and equality throughout all of Equestria...by robbing ponies of their special talents. This is actually [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]], as Starlight turned out to be a [[spoiler: {{hypocrite}} because she had her talent all along]]. This causes all her support to implode and she goes down in history as an EvilRuler, undoing any good her methods might have brought.

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* Starlight Glimmer of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' wants to spread friendship and equality throughout all of Equestria...by robbing ponies of their special talents. This is actually [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]], as Starlight turned out to be a [[spoiler: {{hypocrite}} because she had her talent all along]]. This causes all her support to implode and she goes down in history as an EvilRuler, evil ruler, undoing any good her methods might have brought.brought. [[spoiler:Her second appearance makes it a full-out subversion when it's revealed her entire motivation was what amounted to a life-long [[EvilIsPetty temper tantrum over losing a childhood friend.]]]]
30th Jan '16 12:32:47 PM StFan
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* ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' has Kang the Conqueror. The future where he comes from is being erased from existence, so he goes to the past to fix this. He decided that the best way to do this is to conquer the past to prepare the people of Earth for the coming AlienInvasion.
** And to add to that, he thinks that the future destruction is caused by [[spoiler:Captain America]]. His solution? [[spoiler:To kill Captain America in order to save his future. Too bad he went after the wrong one]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' has Kang the Conqueror. The future where he comes from is being erased from existence, so he goes to the past to fix this. He decided that the best way to do this is to conquer the past to prepare the people of Earth for the coming AlienInvasion.
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AlienInvasion. And to add to that, he thinks that the future destruction is caused by [[spoiler:Captain America]]. His solution? [[spoiler:To kill Captain America in order to save his future. Too bad he went after the wrong one]].
16th Dec '15 12:29:21 PM StFan
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* {{Magneto}} of ''WesternAnimation/{{Wolverine and the X-Men}}'' sees himself as closer to this than KnightTemplar, but considering his plan...well, it's probably closer to the latter in the eyes of others.
** Magneto's depiction in the 90s ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'' cartoon also qualifies. When Xavier questions his ideas, Magneto states that attempting to go with reason against an enemy using force led to it getting crushed.

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* ''Franchise/XMen'':
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{{Magneto}} of ''WesternAnimation/{{Wolverine and the X-Men}}'' ''WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen'' sees himself as closer to this than KnightTemplar, but considering his plan...plan... well, it's probably closer to the latter in the eyes of others.
** Magneto's depiction in the 90s ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'' '90s ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' cartoon also qualifies. When Xavier questions his ideas, Magneto states that attempting to go with reason against an enemy using force led to it getting crushed.
18th Oct '15 5:15:17 AM ading
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* Starlight Glimmer of MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic wants to spread friendship and equality throughout all of Equestria...by robbing ponies of their special talents. This is actually [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]], as Starlight turned out to be a [[spoiler: {{hypocrite}} because she had her talent all along]]. This causes all her support to implode and she goes down in history as an EvilRuler, undoing any good her methods might have brought.

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* Starlight Glimmer of MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' wants to spread friendship and equality throughout all of Equestria...by robbing ponies of their special talents. This is actually [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]], as Starlight turned out to be a [[spoiler: {{hypocrite}} because she had her talent all along]]. This causes all her support to implode and she goes down in history as an EvilRuler, undoing any good her methods might have brought.brought.
* ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'': Unity wants to bring peace to the Universe by turning all life into a single HiveMind without any individuality.
30th Sep '15 2:12:53 PM Art199
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* Creator/{{Pixar}} has some examples - Pete Docter, director of ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'', even said that he thinks a true villain ("I'm gonna wake up and do evil!") is an unrealistic character.

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* Creator/{{Pixar}} has some examples - Pete Docter, director of ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'', even said that what he thinks is a true "true" villain ("I'm gonna wake up and do evil!") is an unrealistic character.
28th Sep '15 8:30:36 PM Red-Dead-Redeemer
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* ''WesternAnimation/AeonFlux'''s nemesis Trevor Goodchild honestly believes that by walling off his entire country, placing surveillance cameras everywhere, and conducting bizarre experiments in psychology and genetics, he's providing an unobjectionably safe existence for his subjects and gradually improving their quality of life. The frightening thing about this show is that, half the time, you suspect [[VillainHasAPoint he may be]] ''[[VillainHasAPoint right]]''... Aeon herself is generally determined to liberate people from order whether they want it or not and regardless of whether they survive, although there is one occasion when she decides a would-be refugee isn't really suited to live without organisation and dumps him right back.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AeonFlux'''s nemesis Trevor Goodchild honestly believes that by walling off his entire country, placing surveillance cameras everywhere, and conducting bizarre experiments in psychology and genetics, he's providing an unobjectionably safe existence for his subjects and gradually improving their quality of life. The frightening thing about this show is that, half the time, you suspect [[VillainHasAPoint he may be]] ''[[VillainHasAPoint right]]''... Aeon herself is generally determined to liberate people from order whether they want it or not and regardless of whether they survive, although there is one occasion when she decides a would-be refugee isn't really suited to live without organisation organization and dumps him right back.
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