History WellIntentionedExtremist / WesternAnimation

11th Sep '17 12:47:39 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* The Great Computer and his late creator, doctor Shibas, from the French animated series ''WesternAnimation/IlEtaitUneFois l'Espace'' (''Once Upon a Time... Space''). Their objective is the welfare of all sentients and defense against any and all tyrants and dictators, but already when Shibas was still alive they were willing to use the overwhelming military power of the immense and well-equipped army of robots built on Yama to do so. They come close to [[TheExtremistWasRight be right]], what with the general Pest being a mad dictator that [[TheFederation Omega]] cannot deal with due his enormous military strength. Shibas never considering using military strength until the construction crew he had invited from the nearby DeathWorld of Apis to build a city for their people destroyed one of his labs and factories, [[InsaneTrollLogic because he wasn't out there to help them personally instead of sending capable construction robots to do the job]]. They miss being right, though, due the horrible living conditions they force the human inhabitants of Yama and Apis (descendants of the construction crew and the colonists of Apis) into... And, [[GenreSavvy knowing this, the Great Computer is trying to learn how to be a good ruler]].

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* The Great Computer and his late creator, doctor Shibas, from the French animated series ''WesternAnimation/IlEtaitUneFois l'Espace'' (''Once Upon a Time... Space''). Their objective is the welfare of all sentients and defense against any and all tyrants and dictators, but already when Shibas was still alive they were willing to use the overwhelming military power of the immense and well-equipped army of robots built on Yama to do so. They come close to [[TheExtremistWasRight be right]], what with the general Pest being a mad dictator that [[TheFederation Omega]] cannot deal with due his enormous military strength. Shibas never considering using military strength until the construction crew he had invited from the nearby DeathWorld of Apis to build a city for their people destroyed one of his labs and factories, [[InsaneTrollLogic because he wasn't out there to help them personally instead of sending capable construction robots to do the job]]. They miss being right, though, due the horrible living conditions they force the human inhabitants of Yama and Apis (descendants of the construction crew and the colonists of Apis) into... And, [[GenreSavvy knowing this, the Great Computer is trying to learn how to be a good ruler]].ruler.



* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'': [[spoiler: The Society of The Blind Eye, whose goal is to help people forget about their bad memories, and to keep them happy and ignorant of the supernatural happenings in Gravity Falls. Unfortunately the memory ray slowly destroys the mind of its target with repeated use, and it most likely caused the stupidity of the townsfolk.]]

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[[spoiler: The Society of The Blind Eye, whose goal is to help people forget about their bad memories, and to keep them happy and ignorant of the supernatural happenings in Gravity Falls. Unfortunately the memory ray slowly destroys the mind of its target with repeated use, and it most likely caused the stupidity of the townsfolk.]]
8th Sep '17 9:08:12 PM Kissinger113
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* As seen in "[[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb Phineas and Ferbís]] Quantum Boogaloo" , as a result of Candace busting Phineas and Ferb for their rollercoaster, MoralGuardians embark on a misguided crusade for the abolition of creativity in children, ultimately having children be stored in PeoplePods until adulthood. All for the sake of keeping children safe.

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* As seen in "[[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb Phineas and Ferbís]] Quantum Boogaloo" , as a result of Candace busting Phineas and Ferb for their rollercoaster, MoralGuardians embark on a misguided crusade for the abolition of creativity in children, ultimately having children be stored in PeoplePods PeopleJars until adulthood. All for the sake of keeping children safe.
8th Sep '17 9:07:28 PM Kissinger113
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*As seen in "[[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb Phineas and Ferbís]] Quantum Boogaloo" , as a result of Candace busting Phineas and Ferb for their rollercoaster, MoralGuardians embark on a misguided crusade for the abolition of creativity in children, ultimately having children be stored in PeoplePods until adulthood. All for the sake of keeping children safe.
22nd Aug '17 9:18:54 PM babyhenchy1
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** Sozin started off as this, but as he became older, he became more obsessed with power. [[spoiler: It took until the end of his life for him to acknowledge this, and by then it was too late to change the course he had set.]]

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** Sozin started off as this, but as he became older, he became more obsessed with power. [[spoiler: It took until the end of his life for him to acknowledge this, and by then it was too late to change the course he had set.set, as his descendants dropped the "well-intentioned" part completely.]]
27th Jun '17 6:51:01 AM MsCC93
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** Starlight Glimmer 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 (though it is possible that [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation she was going to equalise herself for real once she'd done so to everypony in Equestria, and hadn't done so already because she knew that she would lack the drive to complete her goal]]). 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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** Starlight Glimmer wants to spread friendship and equality throughout all of Equestria...by robbing ponies of their special talents. This is actually [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]], as Starlight Starlight, however, turned out to be a [[spoiler: {{hypocrite}} because she had her talent all along (though it is possible that [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation she was going to equalise herself for real once she'd done so to everypony in Equestria, and hadn't done so already because she knew that she would lack the drive to complete her goal]]). 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.]]
18th May '17 8:53:51 PM Prometheus117
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** Sozin started off as this, but as he became older, he became more obsessed with power. [[spoiler: It took until the end of his life for him to acknowledge this.]]

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** Sozin started off as this, but as he became older, he became more obsessed with power. [[spoiler: It took until the end of his life for him to acknowledge this.this, and by then it was too late to change the course he had set.]]
4th Apr '17 7:34:43 AM Monolaf317
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'', we have Grandma Taters, who turns the entire city of Retroville into cheerful, mindless meat puppets. Why? She just wants everyone to be happy.
11th Feb '17 8:40:03 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* The original ''WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}}'' was full of guys like this, who were trying to save humanity (or thought they were) or one group of people through their actions, without considering the consequences. One example was a scientist who thought shrinking people could solve world hunger. (Since shrunken human ate far less than normal-sized ones, it made sense, right?) Another example was a scientist who altered the Gulf Stream to the point where he could practically control the weather; his intent was to aid his poverty-stricken nation of Glacia with better farmland, even if it crippled the rest of the world, as he was sure nobody else cared about them. (In truth, nobody else had even ''heard'' of them, [[CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot and simply asking for help]] could have avoided a lot of problems.) Another was an alien from Venus who was trying to make the environment of Earth more like his planet so his people could colonize it, because industrial pollution had made the temperature on Venus too cold for them to tolerate. (Again, simply asking for help never occurred to them.)

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* The original ''WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}}'' was full of guys like this, who were trying to save humanity (or thought they were) or one group of people through their actions, without considering the consequences. One example was a scientist who thought shrinking people could solve world hunger. (Since shrunken human ate far less than normal-sized ones, it made sense, right?) Another example was a scientist who altered the Gulf Stream to the point where he could practically control the weather; his intent was to aid his poverty-stricken nation of Glacia with better farmland, even if it crippled the rest of the world, as he was sure nobody else cared about them. (In truth, nobody else had even ''heard'' of them, [[CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot and simply asking for help]] help could have avoided a lot of problems.) Another was an alien from Venus who was trying to make the environment of Earth more like his planet so his people could colonize it, because industrial pollution had made the temperature on Venus too cold for them to tolerate. (Again, simply asking for help never occurred to them.)
24th Dec '16 1:49:57 AM project13Kr
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* Agent Bishop from ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'' fits the bill. He seems genuinely concerned with protecting humanity from an AlienInvasion, a noble goal, if he wasn't willing to commit illegal, immoral, and unethical deeds towards it. He kidnapped the Turtles with the intent to dissect them. And this is ''not'' a case of FantasticRacism, as he also held Karai hostage to blackmail Shredder, threatening to her life if his demands weren't met. (The Turtles claim he disgusts them even more than Hun, which Raphael admits "isn't easy to do".)

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* Agent Bishop from ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'' fits the bill. He seems genuinely concerned with protecting humanity from an AlienInvasion, a noble goal, if he wasn't willing to commit illegal, immoral, and unethical deeds towards it. He kidnapped the Turtles with the intent to dissect them. And this is ''not'' a case of FantasticRacism, as he also held Karai hostage to blackmail Shredder, threatening to her life if his demands weren't met. (The Turtles claim he disgusts them even more than Hun, which Raphael admits "isn't easy to do".)
25th Nov '16 12:41:31 PM MJNSEIFER
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** Starlight Glimmer 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 (though it is possible that [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation she was going to equalise herself for real once she'd done so to everypony in Equestria, and hadn't done so already because she knew that she would lack the drive to complete her goal)]]. 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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** Starlight Glimmer 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 (though it is possible that [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation she was going to equalise herself for real once she'd done so to everypony in Equestria, and hadn't done so already because she knew that she would lack the drive to complete her goal)]].goal]]). 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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