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31st May '16 2:56:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the LooseCanon tie-in to ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFiendshipIsMagic'', Sombra is presented as this, in contrast to the BlankCharacter of the show. Sombra was originally just an amnesiac orphan unicorn in the Crystal Empire's orphanage, a shy and gentle colt with a speech impediment who was constantly passed over by potential parents and [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer picked on mercilessly by the rest of the orphans]]. He had only one friend, a ditzy unicorn filly named Radiant Hope. His StartOfDarkness came when, on the first visit to the yearly Crystal Faire, the Crystal Heart showed him a vision of his becoming a terrifying monster, in contrast to his friend's vision of becoming a princess. Every year after, on that day, he would be left bedridden with immense pain, which got increasingly worse until one day, when he started ''[[BodyHorror slowly disintegrating]]''! When his friend saves his life with a unique healing spell, he becomes convinced that his own descent into evil will soon follow. He promptly runs away from the orphanage, hoping to prevent this from happening, and in the process he finally finds out who he is: a creation of an EldritchAbomination called the Umbrum that has been imprisoned deep beneath the Crystal Empire, sent to sabotage the Crystal Heart and set it free. This pushes him over the edge, convincing him that YouCantFightFate, and he went back to the Empire to steal the Crystal Heart. It wasn't until he was confronted by Princess Amora, who revealed she had known who/what he was all along and had simply left him in the orphanage, hoping he would somehow "choose good" even when he had nothing and nopony except Radiant Hope, that the last vestiges of his old self snapped and he [[ThenLetMeBeEvil truly embraced darkness]]. InUniverse, even ''Twilight Sparkle'' expresses sympathy for Sombra after reading his backstory in his old diary, although Cadance pointedly reminds Twilight not to forget that a sympathetic backstory doesn't excuse the evil he did.

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* In the LooseCanon tie-in to ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFiendshipIsMagic'', Sombra is presented as this, in contrast to the BlankCharacter of the show. Sombra was originally just an amnesiac orphan unicorn in the Crystal Empire's orphanage, a shy and gentle colt with a speech impediment who was constantly passed over by potential parents and [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer picked on mercilessly by the rest of the orphans]]. He had only one friend, a ditzy unicorn filly named Radiant Hope. His StartOfDarkness came when, on the first visit to the yearly Crystal Faire, the Crystal Heart showed him a vision of his becoming a terrifying monster, in contrast to his friend's vision of becoming a princess. Every year after, on that day, he would be left bedridden with immense pain, which got increasingly worse until one day, when he started ''[[BodyHorror slowly disintegrating]]''! When his friend saves his life with a unique healing spell, he becomes convinced that his own descent into evil will soon follow. He promptly runs away from the orphanage, hoping to prevent this from happening, and in the process he finally finds out who he is: a creation of an EldritchAbomination called the Umbrum that has been imprisoned deep beneath the Crystal Empire, sent to sabotage the Crystal Heart and set it free. This pushes him over the edge, convincing him that YouCantFightFate, and he went back to the Empire to steal the Crystal Heart. It wasn't until he was confronted by Princess Amora, who revealed she had known who/what he was all along and had simply left him in the orphanage, hoping he would somehow "choose good" even when he had nothing and nopony except Radiant Hope, that the last vestiges of his old self snapped and he [[ThenLetMeBeEvil truly embraced darkness]]. InUniverse, even ''Twilight Sparkle'' expresses sympathy for Sombra after reading his backstory in his old diary, although Cadance pointedly reminds Twilight not to forget that a sympathetic backstory doesn't excuse the evil he did.did.
* ''ComicBook/NemesisTheWarlock'': Nemesis's son Thoth witnesses the death of his mother and is accidentally abandoned for years on Termight by his father, who believed they had both died. He then tries to use his warlock powers to destroy everyone.
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15th May '16 9:34:16 AM nombretomado
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* Long time on again/off again X-Men antagonist/ally {{Magneto}} arguably fits this trope, having suffered through the discrimination of World War II as a boy only to face it again as an adult for being a mutant, though he's better known for being a WellIntentionedExtremist.

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* Long time on again/off again X-Men antagonist/ally {{Magneto}} ComicBook/{{Magneto}} arguably fits this trope, having suffered through the discrimination of World War II as a boy only to face it again as an adult for being a mutant, though he's better known for being a WellIntentionedExtremist.
16th Apr '16 9:48:55 AM Berrenta
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* Superboy Prime could count. Yeah, he's skimmed over the MoralEventHorizon and many believe that he's completely irredeemable, but just look at how he got this way. Right after he learned that he was a counterpart to his childhood hero, his (and supposedly our) universe was wiped out and [[RetGone removed from history]] ([[ItGotBetter it's better now]]). Afterwards, everyone just forgot about him, while he was isolated in a pocket universe - only to be used by [[ManipulativeBastard Alexander Luthor Jr.]]. And now that he's [[NoFourthWall back in our reality]], he's completely aware that [[TheScrappy everyone hates him.]] He's one JerkassWoobie [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Destroyer of Worlds.]]

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* Superboy Prime could count. Yeah, he's skimmed over the MoralEventHorizon and many believe that he's completely irredeemable, but just look at how he got this way. Right after he learned that he was a counterpart to his childhood hero, his (and supposedly our) universe was wiped out and [[RetGone removed from history]] ([[ItGotBetter it's better now]]).history]]. Afterwards, everyone just forgot about him, while he was isolated in a pocket universe - only to be used by [[ManipulativeBastard Alexander Luthor Jr.]]. And now that he's [[NoFourthWall back in our reality]], he's completely aware that [[TheScrappy everyone hates him.]] He's one JerkassWoobie [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Destroyer of Worlds.]]
13th Mar '16 9:34:25 PM WillBGood
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* ComicBook/TheBoys has recently gone into this territory. Butchers response after finally having revenge on the man/superhero who raped and indirectly killed his wife [[spoiler:kill every superhero in the world. A superhero raped his wife who in turn did not tell him about it. Several months after the event the fetus from this rape grew exponentially and clawed its way out of her womb, killing her in the process.]]

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* ComicBook/TheBoys ''ComicBook/TheBoys'' has recently gone into this territory. Butchers Butcher's response after finally having revenge on the man/superhero who raped and indirectly killed his wife [[spoiler:kill [[spoiler: who did not tell him about the rape, leading him only to find out several months later when the fetus grew exponentially and lethally clawed its way out of her womb]]: kill every superhero in the world. A superhero raped his wife who in turn did not tell him about it. Several months after the event the fetus from this rape grew exponentially and clawed its way out of her womb, killing her in the process.]]
13th Dec '15 8:00:31 PM nombretomado
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* {{X-Force}} once faced a villain team called the Inner Circle, two-thirds of which were this trope. For starters, they all have [[PowerIncontinence uncontrollable powers]] related to death, which is bound to cause some angst. Individually, Eli Bard was a loser through his whole life, then was vampirized by Selene and forced to be her slave for the next two thousand years; Wither lost many of his friends (including the girl he liked) to [[TheFundamentalist crazy religious fundamentalists]] and later his surviving friends abandoned him for being "dangerous" (oh, and later he's vampirized, too); Blink was abandoned and left for dead by the X-Men after saving all their lives (to be fair, they NeverFoundTheBody); and Mortis had an [[AbusiveParents abusive father]] while her half-sister, ComicBook/{{Dazzler}}, had a loving one and grew up to become a famous singer. [[BigBad Selene]] gave them refuge and taught them to do whatever they wanted with their powers... which resulted in lots of people dying. While by the time of the final battle they're all ranting-and-raving {{Omnicidal Maniac}}s, that, if anything, makes their situation even more tragic. The two exceptions in the group of six are Senyaka, who signed up [[BloodKnight to have better opportunities to kill people]] (fittingly, he's also the one with the best control over his powers and the only one who was a villain ''before'' being recruited by Selene), and Selene herself, who just wants to [[AGodAmI become a goddess]].

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* {{X-Force}} ComicBook/XForce once faced a villain team called the Inner Circle, two-thirds of which were this trope. For starters, they all have [[PowerIncontinence uncontrollable powers]] related to death, which is bound to cause some angst. Individually, Eli Bard was a loser through his whole life, then was vampirized by Selene and forced to be her slave for the next two thousand years; Wither lost many of his friends (including the girl he liked) to [[TheFundamentalist crazy religious fundamentalists]] and later his surviving friends abandoned him for being "dangerous" (oh, and later he's vampirized, too); Blink was abandoned and left for dead by the X-Men after saving all their lives (to be fair, they NeverFoundTheBody); and Mortis had an [[AbusiveParents abusive father]] while her half-sister, ComicBook/{{Dazzler}}, had a loving one and grew up to become a famous singer. [[BigBad Selene]] gave them refuge and taught them to do whatever they wanted with their powers... which resulted in lots of people dying. While by the time of the final battle they're all ranting-and-raving {{Omnicidal Maniac}}s, that, if anything, makes their situation even more tragic. The two exceptions in the group of six are Senyaka, who signed up [[BloodKnight to have better opportunities to kill people]] (fittingly, he's also the one with the best control over his powers and the only one who was a villain ''before'' being recruited by Selene), and Selene herself, who just wants to [[AGodAmI become a goddess]].
28th Nov '15 4:03:07 PM nombretomado
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* A Marvel What If? shows us an alternate universe where [[ComicBook/IronMan Tony Stark]] fires satellite lasers at the [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk Hulk]] during WorldWarHulk, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero killing every superhero present except for the Hulk]]. The Skrulls see the Hulk as their prophet and launch [[SecretInvasion their attack]] early, killing most of the other heroes and conquer most of the planet within two months. The Hulk is recruited into the resistance, makes great progress, and becomes a symbol of hope and inspiration. Then the Skrulls hit the heroes with a bioweapon, killing them all-- once again, except the Hulk. The Hulk, now utterly bitter and filled with nothing but rage, summons the ComicBook/SilverSurfer to have him call ComicBook/{{Galactus}} to destroy the earth and the whole Skrull population with it. Once this is done, the Hulk becomes the new Herald of Galactus, the World Breaker, and goes on to destroy countless other worlds by feeding them to his new master.

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* A Marvel What If? shows us an alternate universe where [[ComicBook/IronMan Tony Stark]] fires satellite lasers at the [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk Hulk]] during WorldWarHulk, ComicBook/WorldWarHulk, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero killing every superhero present except for the Hulk]]. The Skrulls see the Hulk as their prophet and launch [[SecretInvasion [[ComicBook/SecretInvasion their attack]] early, killing most of the other heroes and conquer most of the planet within two months. The Hulk is recruited into the resistance, makes great progress, and becomes a symbol of hope and inspiration. Then the Skrulls hit the heroes with a bioweapon, killing them all-- once again, except the Hulk. The Hulk, now utterly bitter and filled with nothing but rage, summons the ComicBook/SilverSurfer to have him call ComicBook/{{Galactus}} to destroy the earth and the whole Skrull population with it. Once this is done, the Hulk becomes the new Herald of Galactus, the World Breaker, and goes on to destroy countless other worlds by feeding them to his new master.
27th Nov '15 6:05:50 PM nombretomado
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* The ScarletWitch undergoes a fluctuating life where the good (a family with Comicbook/TheAvengers, marriage to her One True Wuv, having her longed-for kids) is outweighed by the bad (her father is a supervillain, her husband gets mindwiped and divorces her, her kids aren't real), along with a number of possessions, kidnappings, and multiple forced amnesia inflicted by her most trusted friends. Then she rewrites the universe. Then she ''does it AGAIN.''

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* The ScarletWitch ComicBook/ScarletWitch undergoes a fluctuating life where the good (a family with Comicbook/TheAvengers, marriage to her One True Wuv, having her longed-for kids) is outweighed by the bad (her father is a supervillain, her husband gets mindwiped and divorces her, her kids aren't real), along with a number of possessions, kidnappings, and multiple forced amnesia inflicted by her most trusted friends. Then she rewrites the universe. Then she ''does it AGAIN.''
13th Nov '15 1:41:12 PM StFan
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* [[Comicbook/{{X-Men}} Madelyne Pryor]] learned that she was a clone of Jean Grey and was abandoned by her husband, Scott Summers (who fell in love with her ''because'' of her obvious similarity to Jean, though neither knew she was a clone at the time, assuming it to just be mere {{co|ntrivedCoincidence}}incidence that they looked exactly alike), when he reunited with Jean, after Jean [[UnexplainedRecovery returned]] from the dead. Then Maddie's infant son was kidnapped and she was left for dead. She has a daydream where she's ripped apart to build the woman her husband actually wants and then is offered revenge. Thinking that it's just a dream, she accepts, which, naturally, leaves her possessed by a demon and willing to sacrifice her baby (who she finally has the power to find) to allow the demons of Limbo to take over the Earth.

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* [[Comicbook/{{X-Men}} ''Comicbook/XMen'': Madelyne Pryor]] Pryor learned that she was a clone of Jean Grey and was abandoned by her husband, Scott Summers (who fell in love with her ''because'' of her obvious similarity to Jean, though neither knew she was a clone at the time, assuming it to just be mere {{co|ntrivedCoincidence}}incidence that they looked exactly alike), when he reunited with Jean, after Jean [[UnexplainedRecovery returned]] from the dead. Then Maddie's infant son was kidnapped and she was left for dead. She has a daydream where she's ripped apart to build the woman her husband actually wants and then is offered revenge. Thinking that it's just a dream, she accepts, which, naturally, leaves her possessed by a demon and willing to sacrifice her baby (who she finally has the power to find) to allow the demons of Limbo to take over the Earth.



* [[spoiler:Mario]] in ''UniversalWarOne''.

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* [[spoiler:Mario]] in ''UniversalWarOne''.''ComicBook/UniversalWarOne''.
31st Oct '15 1:34:02 PM WanderingBrowser
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* Doctor Destiny becomes one in ''ComicBook/TheSandman''. Sure, he kills innocents to get his Materioptikon back. Sure, he uses it to project his own twisted, psychotic delusions onto reality. But his ramblings drive home just how sad and ''sick'' he is underneath it all. His first appearance in the series reveals that he is ''incapable of sleeping'', and he's become a paranoid, shivering wreck stuck in solitary confinement, he barely looks human, and he's not allowed any clothes because he keeps attempting to hang himself. Then once Morpheus takes the stone back from him, he immediately breaks down crying and says he's sorry, and Morpheus believes he was totally sincere.

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* Doctor Destiny becomes one in ''ComicBook/TheSandman''. Sure, he kills innocents to get his Materioptikon back. Sure, he uses it to project his own twisted, psychotic delusions onto reality. But his ramblings drive home just how sad and ''sick'' he is underneath it all. His first appearance in the series reveals that he is ''incapable of sleeping'', and he's become a paranoid, shivering wreck stuck in solitary confinement, he barely looks human, and he's not allowed any clothes because he keeps attempting to hang himself. Then once Morpheus takes the stone back from him, he immediately breaks down crying and says he's sorry, and Morpheus believes he was totally sincere.sincere.
* In the LooseCanon tie-in to ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFiendshipIsMagic'', Sombra is presented as this, in contrast to the BlankCharacter of the show. Sombra was originally just an amnesiac orphan unicorn in the Crystal Empire's orphanage, a shy and gentle colt with a speech impediment who was constantly passed over by potential parents and [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer picked on mercilessly by the rest of the orphans]]. He had only one friend, a ditzy unicorn filly named Radiant Hope. His StartOfDarkness came when, on the first visit to the yearly Crystal Faire, the Crystal Heart showed him a vision of his becoming a terrifying monster, in contrast to his friend's vision of becoming a princess. Every year after, on that day, he would be left bedridden with immense pain, which got increasingly worse until one day, when he started ''[[BodyHorror slowly disintegrating]]''! When his friend saves his life with a unique healing spell, he becomes convinced that his own descent into evil will soon follow. He promptly runs away from the orphanage, hoping to prevent this from happening, and in the process he finally finds out who he is: a creation of an EldritchAbomination called the Umbrum that has been imprisoned deep beneath the Crystal Empire, sent to sabotage the Crystal Heart and set it free. This pushes him over the edge, convincing him that YouCantFightFate, and he went back to the Empire to steal the Crystal Heart. It wasn't until he was confronted by Princess Amora, who revealed she had known who/what he was all along and had simply left him in the orphanage, hoping he would somehow "choose good" even when he had nothing and nopony except Radiant Hope, that the last vestiges of his old self snapped and he [[ThenLetMeBeEvil truly embraced darkness]]. InUniverse, even ''Twilight Sparkle'' expresses sympathy for Sombra after reading his backstory in his old diary, although Cadance pointedly reminds Twilight not to forget that a sympathetic backstory doesn't excuse the evil he did.
23rd Sep '15 6:46:49 PM nombretomado
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* A Marvel What If? shows us an alternate universe where [[ComicBook/IronMan Tony Stark]] fires satellite lasers at the [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk Hulk]] during WorldWarHulk, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero killing every superhero present except for the Hulk]]. The Skrulls see the Hulk as their prophet and launch [[SecretInvasion their attack]] early, killing most of the other heroes and conquer most of the planet within two months. The Hulk is recruited into the resistance, makes great progress, and becomes a symbol of hope and inspiration. Then the Skrulls hit the heroes with a bioweapon, killing them all-- once again, except the Hulk. The Hulk, now utterly bitter and filled with nothing but rage, summons the ComicBook/SilverSurfer to have him call {{Galactus}} to destroy the earth and the whole Skrull population with it. Once this is done, the Hulk becomes the new Herald of Galactus, the World Breaker, and goes on to destroy countless other worlds by feeding them to his new master.

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* A Marvel What If? shows us an alternate universe where [[ComicBook/IronMan Tony Stark]] fires satellite lasers at the [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk Hulk]] during WorldWarHulk, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero killing every superhero present except for the Hulk]]. The Skrulls see the Hulk as their prophet and launch [[SecretInvasion their attack]] early, killing most of the other heroes and conquer most of the planet within two months. The Hulk is recruited into the resistance, makes great progress, and becomes a symbol of hope and inspiration. Then the Skrulls hit the heroes with a bioweapon, killing them all-- once again, except the Hulk. The Hulk, now utterly bitter and filled with nothing but rage, summons the ComicBook/SilverSurfer to have him call {{Galactus}} ComicBook/{{Galactus}} to destroy the earth and the whole Skrull population with it. Once this is done, the Hulk becomes the new Herald of Galactus, the World Breaker, and goes on to destroy countless other worlds by feeding them to his new master.
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