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3rd Oct '17 10:28:24 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Gurdy the Clown / [[spoiler:Luther Edward Baxter]] from ''100 Tears''.
* The Ymir from ''Film/TwentyMillionMilesToEarth''.

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* %%* Gurdy the Clown / [[spoiler:Luther Edward Baxter]] from ''100 Tears''.
* %%* The Ymir from ''Film/TwentyMillionMilesToEarth''.



* [[spoiler:Brahms]] from ''Film/TheBoy'', [[spoiler: during the climax.]]

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* %%* [[spoiler:Brahms]] from ''Film/TheBoy'', [[spoiler: during the climax.]]



* [[spoiler: Jack Brennan]] in ''Film/{{Calvary}}''

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* %%* [[spoiler: Jack Brennan]] in ''Film/{{Calvary}}''



* ''Film/TheDarkKnightTrilogy''
** Harvey Dent/Two-Face in ''Film/TheDarkKnight''.
** Both Bane and [[spoiler:Miranda Tate/Talia al Ghul]] from ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises''.

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* %%* ''Film/TheDarkKnightTrilogy''
** %%** Harvey Dent/Two-Face in ''Film/TheDarkKnight''.
** %%** Both Bane and [[spoiler:Miranda Tate/Talia al Ghul]] from ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises''.



* From ''Film/{{Kill Bill}}'': O-Ren Ishii. At age seven, she saw her parents die horribly. At age eleven, she was a bitter {{Little Miss Badass}} skilled enough to kill the {{Yakuza}} lord who orphaned her. At age twenty, she was among the top female assassins in the world. Now, she's the [[FromNobodyToNightmare most powerful Yakuza leader]].

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* From ''Film/{{Kill Bill}}'': ''Film/KillBill'': O-Ren Ishii. At age seven, she saw her parents die horribly. At age eleven, she was a bitter {{Little Miss Badass}} skilled enough to kill the {{Yakuza}} lord who orphaned her. At age twenty, she was among the top female assassins in the world. Now, she's the [[FromNobodyToNightmare most powerful Yakuza leader]].



* Norman Bates in the ''Film/{{Psycho}}'' series is practically the TropeCodifier.

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* %%* Norman Bates in the ''Film/{{Psycho}}'' series is practically the TropeCodifier.



** Likewise, Silva in ''Film/{{Skyfall}}.''

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** %%** Likewise, Silva in ''Film/{{Skyfall}}.''



** Jean Grey in ''Film/XMenTheLastStand''.

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** %%** Jean Grey in ''Film/XMenTheLastStand''.
27th Sep '17 8:17:30 PM WillBGood
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** Also a Decontruction of the trope, as his police officer counterpart, Prendergast, is experiencing similar bad fortunes, with co-workers who don't respect him and can't wait to usher him off to retirement, a wife who walks all over him, and a general sense of fatigue for most of the film. However, he doesn't break, and in fact, delivers a beautiful TheREasonYouSuckSpeech to Foster.

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** Also a Decontruction of the trope, as his police officer counterpart, Prendergast, is experiencing similar bad fortunes, with co-workers who don't respect him and can't wait to usher him off to retirement, a wife who walks all over him, and a general sense of fatigue for most of the film. However, he doesn't break, and in fact, delivers a beautiful TheREasonYouSuckSpeech TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to Foster.
8th Aug '17 2:05:49 PM WillBGood
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* Oswald Cobblepot in ''Film/BatmanReturns'': disfigured since birth, his aristocratic parents attempted to drown him in the sewers. He was found by a traveling circus, and was raised in the freak show as "The Penguin". While the public views him with sympathy, he has become a warped sociopath, plotting to [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge murder all the first born sons of Gotham City]]. When Batman foils him, he straps rockets to his hundreds (thousands?) of pet penguins, intending to use them in a suicide bombing to kill all of Gotham, which, as the only setting we see, is extremely {{omnicidal|Maniac}} in context. And yet, you still can't help but [[AlasPoorVillain pity him at his death]].*

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* Oswald Cobblepot in ''Film/BatmanReturns'': disfigured since birth, his aristocratic parents attempted to drown him in the sewers. He was found by a traveling circus, and was raised in the freak show as "The Penguin". While the public views him with sympathy, he has become a warped sociopath, plotting to [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge murder all the first born sons of Gotham City]]. When Batman foils him, he straps rockets to his hundreds (thousands?) of pet penguins, intending to use them in a suicide bombing to kill all of Gotham, which, as the only setting we see, is extremely {{omnicidal|Maniac}} in context. And yet, you still can't help but [[AlasPoorVillain pity him at his death]].*
16th Jul '17 5:43:32 PM Wiseoung-5
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*** Intensified in ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', to the point where it matches the image on the main page.
25th Jun '17 9:29:12 PM juniperlove15
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* [[spoiler: Jack Brennan]] in ''Film/{{Calvery}}''

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* [[spoiler: Jack Brennan]] in ''Film/{{Calvery}}''''Film/{{Calvary}}''
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* [[spoiler: Jack Brennan]] in ''Film/{{Calvery}}''
6th Jun '17 3:19:19 PM thegatorgirl
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* Gurdy the Clown / [[spoiler:Luther Edward Baxter]] from ''100 Tears''.
* The Ymir from ''Film/TwentyMillionMilesToEarth''.
* Ramon from ''Film/{{Alligator}}'' counts as this to an extent. Flushed down the toilet and abandoned in a sewer all his life before he grows into a ''big'' friggin' gator with an appetite for humans.
* Asami in ''Film/{{Audition}}''. She endured a horrific childhood.
* Oswald Cobblepot in ''Film/BatmanReturns'': disfigured since birth, his aristocratic parents attempted to drown him in the sewers. He was found by a traveling circus, and was raised in the freak show as "The Penguin". While the public views him with sympathy, he has become a warped sociopath, plotting to [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge murder all the first born sons of Gotham City]]. When Batman foils him, he straps rockets to his hundreds (thousands?) of pet penguins, intending to use them in a suicide bombing to kill all of Gotham, which, as the only setting we see, is extremely {{omnicidal|Maniac}} in context. And yet, you still can't help but [[AlasPoorVillain pity him at his death]].*
* [[spoiler:Brahms]] from ''Film/TheBoy'', [[spoiler: during the climax.]]
* ''Film/{{Candyman}}'': Candyman became an undead monster after he was murdered by a lynch mob because he was a cultured black man who fell in love with a white woman in the 19th century.
* The eponymous character of ''Film/{{Carrie 1976}}'' is certainly a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds, even if she doesn't quite want to destroy ''worlds''... just most of her high school. Her rampage luckily ends before she gets the chance to do anything more.
** But only in the 1976 film. In [[Literature/{{Carrie}} the book]] and the remakes, she wants to kill everyone at her school, everyone in her town, and everybody else. Fortunately, she dies before she can commit anything more than demolishing her school, giving her mom a heart attack that kills her, killing two horrible bullies in a car crash, electrocuting several people, and setting her town on fire.
** Spoofed in the zany teen comedy ''Zapped!'', in which science nerd Barney Springboro is similarly degraded at a prom when the AlphaBitch throws a watermelon at his head, almost knocking him out and causing almost everyone in attendance to laugh at him. Barney avenges himself by using his telekinetic powers to blow open the gymnasium doors and summon a hurricane-like wind that strips everyone except Barney's prom date and his best friend down to their underwear. Woobie, [[TheNudifier Nudifier]] of Worlds, perhaps?



* Milton (Creator/StephenRoot) in ''Film/OfficeSpace''. After enduring bureaucratic neglect, managerial indifference, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking stapler deprivation]], he [[spoiler:walks into the Initech office complex, finds and steals an envelope full of embezzled cash, and burns the place down]].



* [[spoiler:Brahms]] from ''Film/TheBoy'', [[spoiler: during the climax.]]
* The eponymous character of ''Film/{{Carrie 1976}}'' is certainly a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds, even if she doesn't quite want to destroy ''worlds''... just most of her high school. Her rampage luckily ends before she gets the chance to do anything more.
** But only in the 1976 film. In [[Literature/{{Carrie}} the book]] and the remakes, she wants to kill everyone at her school, everyone in her town, and everybody else. Fortunately, she dies before she can commit anything more than demolishing her school, giving her mom a heart attack that kills her, killing two horrible bullies in a car crash, electrocuting several people, and setting her town on fire.
** Spoofed in the zany teen comedy ''Zapped!'', in which science nerd Barney Springboro is similarly degraded at a prom when the AlphaBitch throws a watermelon at his head, almost knocking him out and causing almost everyone in attendance to laugh at him. Barney avenges himself by using his telekinetic powers to blow open the gymnasium doors and summon a hurricane-like wind that strips everyone except Barney's prom date and his best friend down to their underwear. Woobie, [[TheNudifier Nudifier]] of Worlds, perhaps?
* '''The Moorwen'''!!! In ''Film/{{Outlander}}'', its species is destroyed for being less intelligent than man, and its only offspring is killed off brutally. You should give it a hug...if you believe you won't get torn apart.
* Ramon from ''Film/{{Alligator}}'' counts as this to an extent. Flushed down the toilet and abandoned in a sewer all his life before he grows into a ''big'' friggin' gator with an appetite for humans.
* ''Film/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas'': As part of the film's AdaptationExpansion, the Grinch is given this treatment. He was adopted by two elderly Whos as a baby, and bullied for his appearance, particularly by Augustus May Who, the current Mayor of Whoville. During one Christmas season, he made a gift for his crush, Martha May Whovier, but after being made fun of for having a "beard" at his age, tried to shave his face, cutting himself in the process. When his classmates ridiculed him yet again for his shaving cuts the next morning, that was the last straw: he went berserk and went on a rampage, destroying the gift he made and throwing a Christmas tree across the classroom before fleeing to the top of Mount Crumpit, declaring his hatred of Christmas.
* J.D. (Creator/ChristianSlater) in ''Film/{{Heathers}}''. For starters, his father is [[AbusiveParents a sociopathic bastard who doesn't care for him]] (when asked if he even likes his father, he responds that he "[hasn't] given the matter much thought"), and his mother killed herself in front of his eyes to get away from her husband. His entire life was spent moving around from town to town and school to school wherever his father's demolition job took him, where, it is implied, he saw the same scenario of clique groups bullying other students at every high school he's attended. He starts out by murdering {{Jerk Jock}}s and {{Alpha Bitch}}es and making their deaths appear as suicides (also implied as something he's done before), but he ultimately resorts [[spoiler:to trying to blow up the entire school. He explains his intentions are such because he believes that nobody loves him, and that "the only place different social types can genuinely get along with each other is in heaven", somehow seeing the school as a representation of society itself.]]



* Norman Bates in the ''Film/{{Psycho}}'' series is practically the TropeCodifier.
* Davy Jones from ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' doesn't seem to want to destroy ''everything'' - just everything that crosses his path. He's like this because his one true love, [[spoiler:the goddess Calypso]], betrayed him (presumably for another man, though it's never elaborated on) centuries ago. Jones' agony was unbearable, so he cut out his own heart to end it. When that failed, he adopted a different tacticófinding relief by sharing his pain with everyone he meets.
* Oswald Cobblepot in ''Film/BatmanReturns'': disfigured since birth, his aristocratic parents attempted to drown him in the sewers. He was found by a traveling circus, and was raised in the freak show as "The Penguin". While the public views him with sympathy, he has become a warped sociopath, plotting to [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge murder all the first born sons of Gotham City]]. When Batman foils him, he straps rockets to his hundreds (thousands?) of pet penguins, intending to use them in a suicide bombing to kill all of Gotham, which, as the only setting we see, is extremely {{omnicidal|Maniac}} in context. And yet, you still can't help but [[AlasPoorVillain pity him at his death]].
* ''Film/XMen'':
** Magneto. Holocaust survivor. Extremist willing to kill lots of people. Highlighted in ''Film/XMenFirstClass''.
** Jean Grey in ''Film/XMenTheLastStand''.
* [[TokenGoodTeammate Glen Ray]] from ''Film/SeedOfChucky'' briefly fell into this when [[DespairEventHorizon he saw his father, Chucky, murdering his mother, Tiffany]]. Despite being the kindest living doll that had the [[FaceOfAThug face of a demon, but the mind of an angel]], seeing his father murdering his mother hit him hard because of his love of life. It's no wonder why he snapped and killed Chucky for doing this. He's not like his sister, Glenda (who's just like Chucky); his love for his mother broke him down and seeing his father do such a thing eventually made him turn against him. He slices off Chucky's arms and legs and as he's doing this [[WellDoneSonGuy he asks his father if he's proud of who he is]] and then decapitates and kills him.
* Kim Jong Il from ''Film/TeamAmericaWorldPolice''. He's plotting the destruction of society as we know it, but deep down, he's just "a rittre ronery" (read: little lonely).
* Francis Dolarhyde from ''Film/{{Manhunter}}'' (1986) and ''Film/RedDragon'' (2002): actually lampshaded by Will Graham; he says that he feels a lot of sympathy for the child he once was, but thinks someone should put a bullet in the adult Francis' brain.
* Seymour Parrish (Creator/RobinWilliams) in ''Film/OneHourPhoto''. He starts out sympathetic, if a little deranged, then you find out [[ParentalIncest what]] [[AbusiveParents made]] [[FreudianExcuse him]] [[BrainBleach crazy]].
* Big Daddy from ''Film/KickAss'' is a rare heroic version when you find out what Frank D'Amico did to his life.



* In a perfect example of BreakTheCutie, Alessa Gillespie from ''Film/SilentHill'' was burned alive by the cult she was a member of, but survived by her own power and remained wrapped in bandages for 30 years, unable to move anything but her eyes (and her lips, but only enough to kind of smile, but not enough to form words). She does the only logical thing and splits her soul into 3 parts so she can kill everyone in the cult (excluding [[spoiler:Rose, her good half, Sharon, and her mother]]).
%%* Film/KingKong.
* The Ymir from ''Film/TwentyMillionMilesToEarth''.
* In Creator/StephenKing's ''Film/TheShining'' (1997), Jack Torrance is portrayed sympathetically. His turn to {{Ax Craz|y}}iness is tragic AND terrifying.
* Gurdy the Clown / [[spoiler:Luther Edward Baxter]] from ''100 Tears''.
* ''Film/{{May}}'' is a particularly heartbreaking-cum-vicious example.
* The infant(s) of ''Film/ItsAlive'', whose homicidal rampage turns out to be birth trauma and separation anxiety, and who longs only to be reunited with his family.
* Sadako in ''Film/{{Ringu}}'' and her counterpart, Samara, in the US remake, ''Film/TheRing'', considering that both were mistreated and murdered.
* Asami in ''Film/{{Audition}}''. She endured a horrific childhood.
* Eli in ''Film/LetTheRightOneIn'', a vampire who is trapped not just physically in a 12 year old body but apparently emotionally as well, forced to kill to survive, whose only friend is an equally screwed up boy.
** Also, Abby in ''Let Me In'', the remake of ''Let the Right One In''.

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* In a perfect example ''Film/EveOfDestruction'': EVE III is somewhat of BreakTheCutie, Alessa Gillespie from ''Film/SilentHill'' was burned alive by the cult she was a member of, but survived by her own power and remained wrapped in bandages for 30 years, unable to move anything but her eyes (and her lips, but only enough to kind of smile, but not enough to form words). She does the only logical thing and splits her soul into 3 parts so she can kill everyone in the cult (excluding [[spoiler:Rose, her good half, Sharon, and her mother]]).
%%* Film/KingKong.
* The Ymir from ''Film/TwentyMillionMilesToEarth''.
* In Creator/StephenKing's ''Film/TheShining'' (1997), Jack Torrance is portrayed sympathetically. His turn to {{Ax Craz|y}}iness is
tragic AND terrifying.
* Gurdy the Clown / [[spoiler:Luther Edward Baxter]] from ''100 Tears''.
* ''Film/{{May}}'' is a particularly heartbreaking-cum-vicious example.
* The infant(s) of ''Film/ItsAlive'', whose homicidal rampage turns out to be birth trauma and separation anxiety, and who longs only to be reunited with his family.
* Sadako
villain in ''Film/{{Ringu}}'' and her counterpart, Samara, in the US remake, ''Film/TheRing'', considering that both were mistreated and murdered.
* Asami in ''Film/{{Audition}}''. She endured a horrific childhood.
* Eli in ''Film/LetTheRightOneIn'', a vampire who is trapped not
she's mostly just physically in a 12 year old body but apparently emotionally as well, forced to kill to survive, whose only friend is an equally screwed up boy.
** Also, Abby in ''Let Me In'',
confused and kills people who she thinks have either wronged or upset her while believing that she's the remake of ''Let real Dr. Eve Simmons. It's not even clear if the Right One In''.robot itself is aware that the nuclear device inside it has been triggered at all.



* Loki in ''Film/{{Thor}}''. He wanted to [[TheUnfavorite to show his father that his brother wasn't perfect]], and then found out that he [[spoiler:was a Frost Giant, after being raised by Asgardians to hate the Frost Giants as monsters. He's the natural son of his adopted father's greatest enemy. Convinced his family has never loved him and Odin only kept him alive for some ulterior purpose, he sets out to prove himself as an heir. [[ParentalFavoritism He was passed over in favor of Thor]] [[TheResenter a lot]] during their childhood]]. He becomes a literal example in the film's climax when he [[spoiler:tries to use the power of the Bifrost to destroy Jotunheim]].

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* Loki in ''Film/{{Thor}}''. He wanted ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'' introduces us to [[TheUnfavorite to show his father the concept of an Obscurus, which is a rare and powerful magical parasite that his brother wasn't perfect]], is the end result of a powerful magical child being abused and then found out that he [[spoiler:was forced to repress their abilities until they canít be contained anymore. At which point the resulting PersonOfMassDestruction goes on a Frost Giant, rampage destroying everything in its path, scared and angry after being raised a lifetime of pain. A specific example would be [[spoiler: Credence Barebone: Heís abused and controlled by Asgardians to hate his FantasticRacist of an adoptive mother (along with his adoptive sisters, though he gets the Frost Giants as monsters. He's worst of it), which has left him shy, deeply insecure and emotionally stunted. He has no friends besides his youngest sister Modesty and is mocked by the natural son Shaws (particularly Henry Shaw Jr, who has no qualms about calling him a freak). This leaves him open to manipulation by Percival Graves/Gellert Grindlewald, who baits him with affection and the promise of teaching him magic so that the older man can use him for his adopted father's greatest enemy. Convinced own selfish reasons. And once Grindle!Graves gets what he wants, he has no issue throwing the poor guy away or calling him worthless. This leads to Credence hitting the RageBreakingPoint and willingly unleashing his family has never loved him and Odin only kept him alive for some ulterior purpose, he sets out Obscurus on New York City, which is as tragic as it is terrifying]].
* ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}''
** [[Film/{{Gojira}} The original film]] shows Godzilla as a TragicVillain, just as much a victim of nuclear weaponry as anyone else. This is especially evident in the Heisei films, where he's portrayed as more of a "force of nature" rather than an outright villain.
** In ''Film/GodzillaVsDestoroyah'' this is taken
to prove himself as an heir. [[ParentalFavoritism He was passed over in favor of Thor]] [[TheResenter a lot]] during their childhood]]. He becomes a its most literal example in the film's climax extreme when he [[spoiler:tries [[spoiler:Junior's death]] causes him to use the power of the Bifrost go into a grief-stricken meltdown [[HeroicRROD (As it causes him to destroy Jotunheim]].go into a nuclear meltdown)]].



* Dr. Tolian Soran in ''Film/StarTrekGenerations''. His homeworld is destroyed by the Borg, causing him to lose his family. He then ends up in a LotusEaterMachine where (presumably) he's reunited with them, only to be torn away by people trying to rescue him. No wonder he gets obsessed with getting back what he lost.
** From the [[Film/StarTrek reboot]] [[Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness series]], we have Nero and John Harrison/[[spoiler: Khan]]. The former was a Romulan miner who tried saving his homeworld from being destroyed by a supernova, only for the galactic bureaucrats to dismiss him and becoming driven insane with grief and a thirst for vengeance against Spock, the man who promised to save his world. The latter [[spoiler: ,while an EvilOverlord back in the day,]] just wants to save his crew from [[spoiler: Admiral Marcus, who forced him into making weapons for the Federation at the risk of having them killed.]] Harrison even calls them his family and starts [[ManlyTears tearing up]] about how he couldn't save them.
* The [[spoiler:female]] half of the BigBadDuumvirate in ''Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough''. Being [[spoiler:abandoned to be repeatedly raped by terrorists ''by your own father'', and at the advice of ''the BigGood'' no less]], certainly won't do wonders for your sanity.
** Likewise, Silva in ''Film/{{Skyfall}}.''
* ''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes''
** Caesar in ''Film/RiseOfThePlanetOfTheApes''. He decides to lead a primate uprising partly because [[spoiler:he believes that the man who raised him doesn't love him anymore]].
** In ''Film/DawnOfThePlanetOfTheApes'' we have Koba, who wants to KillAllHumans because of the [[BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil horrific abuse he suffered through]] when he was a test subject of them.
* In ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', Anakin Skywalker's final transformation into Darth Vader is shown to be caused by losing everything and everyone he cares for, albeit due to his own actions.
* ''Film/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'': Also see the theatre page.

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* Dr. Tolian Soran J.D. (Creator/ChristianSlater) in ''Film/StarTrekGenerations''. ''Film/{{Heathers}}''. For starters, his father is [[AbusiveParents a sociopathic bastard who doesn't care for him]] (when asked if he even likes his father, he responds that he "[hasn't] given the matter much thought"), and his mother killed herself in front of his eyes to get away from her husband. His homeworld entire life was spent moving around from town to town and school to school wherever his father's demolition job took him, where, it is destroyed by implied, he saw the Borg, causing him to lose his family. He then ends up in a LotusEaterMachine where (presumably) same scenario of clique groups bullying other students at every high school he's attended. He starts out by murdering {{Jerk Jock}}s and {{Alpha Bitch}}es and making their deaths appear as suicides (also implied as something he's done before), but he ultimately resorts [[spoiler:to trying to blow up the entire school. He explains his intentions are such because he believes that nobody loves him, and that "the only place different social types can genuinely get along with each other is in heaven", somehow seeing the school as a representation of society itself.]]
* ''Film/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas'': As part of the film's AdaptationExpansion, the Grinch is given this treatment. He was adopted by two elderly Whos as a baby, and bullied for his appearance, particularly by Augustus May Who, the current Mayor of Whoville. During one Christmas season, he made a gift for his crush, Martha May Whovier, but after being made fun of for having a "beard" at his age, tried to shave his face, cutting himself in the process. When his classmates ridiculed him yet again for his shaving cuts the next morning, that was the last straw: he went berserk and went on a rampage, destroying the gift he made and throwing a Christmas tree across the classroom before fleeing to the top of Mount Crumpit, declaring his hatred of Christmas.
* The infant(s) of ''Film/ItsAlive'', whose homicidal rampage turns out to be birth trauma and separation anxiety, and who longs only to be
reunited with them, only to be torn away by people trying to rescue him. No wonder he gets obsessed with getting back his family.
* Big Daddy from ''Film/KickAss'' is a rare heroic version when you find out
what he lost.
**
Frank D'Amico did to his life.
*
From the [[Film/StarTrek reboot]] [[Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness series]], we have Nero and John Harrison/[[spoiler: Khan]]. The former ''Film/{{Kill Bill}}'': O-Ren Ishii. At age seven, she saw her parents die horribly. At age eleven, she was a Romulan miner bitter {{Little Miss Badass}} skilled enough to kill the {{Yakuza}} lord who tried saving his homeworld from being destroyed by a supernova, only for orphaned her. At age twenty, she was among the galactic bureaucrats to dismiss him and becoming driven insane with grief and a thirst for vengeance against Spock, top female assassins in the man who promised to save his world. The latter [[spoiler: ,while an EvilOverlord back in Now, she's the day,]] just wants to save his crew from [[spoiler: Admiral Marcus, who forced him into making weapons for the Federation at the risk of having them killed.]] Harrison even calls them his family and starts [[ManlyTears tearing up]] about how he couldn't save them.
* The [[spoiler:female]] half of the BigBadDuumvirate in ''Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough''. Being [[spoiler:abandoned to be repeatedly raped by terrorists ''by your own father'', and at the advice of ''the BigGood'' no less]], certainly won't do wonders for your sanity.
** Likewise, Silva in ''Film/{{Skyfall}}.''
* ''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes''
** Caesar in ''Film/RiseOfThePlanetOfTheApes''. He decides to lead a primate uprising partly because [[spoiler:he believes that the man who raised him doesn't love him anymore]].
** In ''Film/DawnOfThePlanetOfTheApes'' we have Koba, who wants to KillAllHumans because of the [[BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil horrific abuse he suffered through]] when he was a test subject of them.
* In ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', Anakin Skywalker's final transformation into Darth Vader is shown to be caused by losing everything and everyone he cares for, albeit due to his own actions.
* ''Film/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'': Also see the theatre page.
[[FromNobodyToNightmare most powerful Yakuza leader]].



* ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}''
** [[Film/{{Gojira}} The original film]] shows Godzilla as a TragicVillain, just as much a victim of nuclear weaponry as anyone else. This is especially evident in the Heisei films, where he's portrayed as more of a "force of nature" rather than an outright villain.
** In ''Film/GodzillaVsDestoroyah'' this is taken to its most literal extreme when [[spoiler:Junior's death]] causes him to go into a grief-stricken meltdown [[HeroicRROD (As it causes him to go into a nuclear meltdown)]].
* [[spoiler:Elijah Price]] in ''Film/{{Unbreakable}}'' is [[spoiler:afflicted with Osteogenesis Imperfecta, which creates a brittleness in his bones that make them very susceptible to fracture. He can't do things other kids can do in his childhood, is constantly in casts, and only has comicbooks to bring him joy.]] Then he decides that his purpose in life is to be a supervillain...

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* ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}''
** [[Film/{{Gojira}} The original film]] shows Godzilla as
Eli in ''Film/LetTheRightOneIn'', a TragicVillain, vampire who is trapped not just physically in a 12 year old body but apparently emotionally as much a victim well, forced to kill to survive, whose only friend is an equally screwed up boy.
** Also, Abby in ''Let Me In'', the remake
of nuclear weaponry as anyone else. This is especially evident ''Let the Right One In''.
* Francis Dolarhyde from ''Film/{{Manhunter}}'' (1986) and ''Film/RedDragon'' (2002): actually lampshaded by Will Graham; he says that he feels a lot of sympathy for the child he once was, but thinks someone should put a bullet
in the Heisei films, where he's portrayed as more adult Francis' brain.
* ''Film/{{May}}'' is a particularly heartbreaking-cum-vicious example.
* Milton (Creator/StephenRoot) in ''Film/OfficeSpace''. After enduring bureaucratic neglect, managerial indifference, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking stapler deprivation]], he [[spoiler:walks into the Initech office complex, finds and steals an envelope full
of embezzled cash, and burns the place down]].
* Seymour Parrish (Creator/RobinWilliams) in ''Film/OneHourPhoto''. He starts out sympathetic, if
a "force of nature" rather little deranged, then you find out [[ParentalIncest what]] [[AbusiveParents made]] [[FreudianExcuse him]] [[BrainBleach crazy]].
* '''The Moorwen'''!!! In ''Film/{{Outlander}}'', its species is destroyed for being less intelligent
than an outright villain.
** In ''Film/GodzillaVsDestoroyah''
man, and its only offspring is killed off brutally. You should give it a hug...if you believe you won't get torn apart.
* Davy Jones from ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' doesn't seem to want to destroy ''everything'' - just everything that crosses his path. He's like
this is taken to its most literal extreme when [[spoiler:Junior's death]] causes because his one true love, [[spoiler:the goddess Calypso]], betrayed him (presumably for another man, though it's never elaborated on) centuries ago. Jones' agony was unbearable, so he cut out his own heart to go into end it. When that failed, he adopted a grief-stricken meltdown [[HeroicRROD (As it causes him to go into a nuclear meltdown)]].
* [[spoiler:Elijah Price]] in ''Film/{{Unbreakable}}'' is [[spoiler:afflicted
different tacticófinding relief by sharing his pain with Osteogenesis Imperfecta, which creates a brittleness everyone he meets.
* ''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes''
** Caesar
in his bones that make them very susceptible to fracture. ''Film/RiseOfThePlanetOfTheApes''. He can't do things other kids can do in his childhood, is constantly in casts, and only has comicbooks to bring him joy.]] Then he decides to lead a primate uprising partly because [[spoiler:he believes that his purpose the man who raised him doesn't love him anymore]].
** In ''Film/DawnOfThePlanetOfTheApes'' we have Koba, who wants to KillAllHumans because of the [[BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil horrific abuse he suffered through]] when he was a test subject of them.
* Norman Bates
in life the ''Film/{{Psycho}}'' series is to be a supervillain...practically the TropeCodifier.
* Sadako in ''Film/{{Ringu}}'' and her counterpart, Samara, in the US remake, ''Film/TheRing'', considering that both were mistreated and murdered.



* ''Film/{{Candyman}}'': Candyman became an undead monster after he was murdered by a lynch mob because he was a cultured black man who fell in love with a white woman in the 19th century.
* From ''Film/{{Kill Bill}}'': O-Ren Ishii. At age seven, she saw her parents die horribly. At age eleven, she was a bitter {{Little Miss Badass}} skilled enough to kill the {{Yakuza}} lord who orphaned her. At age twenty, she was among the top female assassins in the world. Now, she's the [[FromNobodyToNightmare most powerful Yakuza leader]].
* ''Film/EveOfDestruction'': EVE III is somewhat of a tragic villain in that she's mostly just confused and kills people who she thinks have either wronged or upset her while believing that she's the real Dr. Eve Simmons. It's not even clear if the robot itself is aware that the nuclear device inside it has been triggered at all.
* ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'' introduces us to the concept of an Obscurus, which is a rare and powerful magical parasite that is the end result of a powerful magical child being abused and forced to repress their abilities until they canít be contained anymore. At which point the resulting PersonOfMassDestruction goes on a rampage destroying everything in its path, scared and angry after a lifetime of pain. A specific example would be [[spoiler: Credence Barebone: Heís abused and controlled by his FantasticRacist of an adoptive mother (along with his adoptive sisters, though he gets the worst of it), which has left him shy, deeply insecure and emotionally stunted. He has no friends besides his youngest sister Modesty and is mocked by the Shaws (particularly Henry Shaw Jr, who has no qualms about calling him a freak). This leaves him open to manipulation by Percival Graves/Gellert Grindlewald, who baits him with affection and the promise of teaching him magic so that the older man can use him for his own selfish reasons. And once Grindle!Graves gets what he wants, he has no issue throwing the poor guy away or calling him worthless. This leads to Credence hitting the RageBreakingPoint and willingly unleashing his Obscurus on New York City, which is as tragic as it is terrifying]].

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* ''Film/{{Candyman}}'': Candyman became [[TokenGoodTeammate Glen Ray]] from ''Film/SeedOfChucky'' briefly fell into this when [[DespairEventHorizon he saw his father, Chucky, murdering his mother, Tiffany]]. Despite being the kindest living doll that had the [[FaceOfAThug face of a demon, but the mind of an undead monster after he was murdered by a lynch mob angel]], seeing his father murdering his mother hit him hard because he was a cultured black man who fell in of his love with of life. It's no wonder why he snapped and killed Chucky for doing this. He's not like his sister, Glenda (who's just like Chucky); his love for his mother broke him down and seeing his father do such a white woman in thing eventually made him turn against him. He slices off Chucky's arms and legs and as he's doing this [[WellDoneSonGuy he asks his father if he's proud of who he is]] and then decapitates and kills him.
* In Creator/StephenKing's ''Film/TheShining'' (1997), Jack Torrance is portrayed sympathetically. His turn to {{Ax Craz|y}}iness is tragic AND terrifying.
* In a perfect example of BreakTheCutie, Alessa Gillespie from ''Film/SilentHill'' was burned alive by
the 19th century.
* From ''Film/{{Kill Bill}}'': O-Ren Ishii. At age seven, she saw her parents die horribly. At age eleven,
cult she was a bitter {{Little Miss Badass}} skilled member of, but survived by her own power and remained wrapped in bandages for 30 years, unable to move anything but her eyes (and her lips, but only enough to kind of smile, but not enough to form words). She does the only logical thing and splits her soul into 3 parts so she can kill the {{Yakuza}} lord who orphaned her. At age twenty, she was among the top female assassins everyone in the cult (excluding [[spoiler:Rose, her good half, Sharon, and her mother]]).
* Dr. Tolian Soran in ''Film/StarTrekGenerations''. His homeworld is destroyed by the Borg, causing him to lose his family. He then ends up in a LotusEaterMachine where (presumably) he's reunited with them, only to be torn away by people trying to rescue him. No wonder he gets obsessed with getting back what he lost.
** From the [[Film/StarTrek reboot]] [[Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness series]], we have Nero and John Harrison/[[spoiler: Khan]]. The former was a Romulan miner who tried saving his homeworld from being destroyed by a supernova, only for the galactic bureaucrats to dismiss him and becoming driven insane with grief and a thirst for vengeance against Spock, the man who promised to save his
world. Now, she's The latter [[spoiler: ,while an EvilOverlord back in the [[FromNobodyToNightmare most powerful Yakuza leader]].
* ''Film/EveOfDestruction'': EVE III is somewhat of a tragic villain in that she's mostly
day,]] just confused and kills people wants to save his crew from [[spoiler: Admiral Marcus, who she thinks have either wronged or upset her while believing that she's the real Dr. Eve Simmons. It's not even clear if the robot itself is aware that the nuclear device inside it has been triggered at all.
* ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'' introduces us to the concept of an Obscurus, which is a rare and powerful magical parasite that is the end result of a powerful magical child being abused and
forced to repress their abilities until they canít be contained anymore. At which point him into making weapons for the resulting PersonOfMassDestruction goes on a rampage destroying Federation at the risk of having them killed.]] Harrison even calls them his family and starts [[ManlyTears tearing up]] about how he couldn't save them.
* In ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', Anakin Skywalker's final transformation into Darth Vader is shown to be caused by losing
everything in its path, scared and angry everyone he cares for, albeit due to his own actions.
* ''Film/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'': Also see the theatre page.
* Kim Jong Il from ''Film/TeamAmericaWorldPolice''. He's plotting the destruction of society as we know it, but deep down, he's just "a rittre ronery" (read: little lonely).
* Loki in ''Film/{{Thor}}''. He wanted to [[TheUnfavorite to show his father that his brother wasn't perfect]], and then found out that he [[spoiler:was a Frost Giant,
after a lifetime being raised by Asgardians to hate the Frost Giants as monsters. He's the natural son of pain. A specific his adopted father's greatest enemy. Convinced his family has never loved him and Odin only kept him alive for some ulterior purpose, he sets out to prove himself as an heir. [[ParentalFavoritism He was passed over in favor of Thor]] [[TheResenter a lot]] during their childhood]]. He becomes a literal example would be [[spoiler: Credence Barebone: Heís abused and controlled by his FantasticRacist in the film's climax when he [[spoiler:tries to use the power of an adoptive mother (along the Bifrost to destroy Jotunheim]].
* [[spoiler:Elijah Price]] in ''Film/{{Unbreakable}}'' is [[spoiler:afflicted
with his adoptive sisters, though he gets the worst of it), Osteogenesis Imperfecta, which has left him shy, deeply insecure and emotionally stunted. He has no friends besides creates a brittleness in his youngest sister Modesty and is mocked by the Shaws (particularly Henry Shaw Jr, who has no qualms about calling him a freak). This leaves him open to manipulation by Percival Graves/Gellert Grindlewald, who baits him with affection and the promise of teaching him magic so bones that make them very susceptible to fracture. He can't do things other kids can do in his childhood, is constantly in casts, and only has comicbooks to bring him joy.]] Then he decides that his purpose in life is to be a supervillain...
* The [[spoiler:female]] half of
the older man can use him BigBadDuumvirate in ''Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough''. Being [[spoiler:abandoned to be repeatedly raped by terrorists ''by your own father'', and at the advice of ''the BigGood'' no less]], certainly won't do wonders for his own selfish reasons. And once Grindle!Graves gets what he wants, he has no issue throwing the poor guy away or calling him worthless. This leads your sanity.
** Likewise, Silva in ''Film/{{Skyfall}}.''
* ''Film/XMen'':
** Magneto. Holocaust survivor. Extremist willing
to Credence hitting the RageBreakingPoint and willingly unleashing his Obscurus on New York City, which is as tragic as it is terrifying]].kill lots of people. Highlighted in ''Film/XMenFirstClass''.
** Jean Grey in ''Film/XMenTheLastStand''.
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* ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'' introduces us to the concept of an Obscurus, which is a rare and powerful magical parasite that is the end result of a powerful magical child being abused and forced to repress their magic until it canít be contained anymore. At which point the resulting PersonOfMassDestruction goes on a rampage destroying everything in its past, scared and angry after a lifetime of pain. A specific example would be [[spoiler: Credence Barebone: Heís abused and controlled by his FantasticRacist of an adoptive mother (along with his adoptive sisters, though he gets the worst of it), which has left him shy, deeply insecure and emotionally stunted. He has no friends besides his youngest sister Modesty and is mocked by the Shaws (particularly Henry Shaw Jr, who has no qualms about calling him a freak). This leaves him open to manipulation by Percival Graves/Gellert Grindlewald, who baits him with affection and the promise of teaching him magic so that the older man can use him for his own selfish reasons. And once Grindle!Graves gets what he wants, he has no issue throwing the poor guy away or calling him worthless. This leads to Credence hitting the RageBreakingPoint and willingly unleashing his Obscurus on New York City, which is as tragic as it is terrifying]].

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* ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'' introduces us to the concept of an Obscurus, which is a rare and powerful magical parasite that is the end result of a powerful magical child being abused and forced to repress their magic abilities until it they canít be contained anymore. At which point the resulting PersonOfMassDestruction goes on a rampage destroying everything in its past, path, scared and angry after a lifetime of pain. A specific example would be [[spoiler: Credence Barebone: Heís abused and controlled by his FantasticRacist of an adoptive mother (along with his adoptive sisters, though he gets the worst of it), which has left him shy, deeply insecure and emotionally stunted. He has no friends besides his youngest sister Modesty and is mocked by the Shaws (particularly Henry Shaw Jr, who has no qualms about calling him a freak). This leaves him open to manipulation by Percival Graves/Gellert Grindlewald, who baits him with affection and the promise of teaching him magic so that the older man can use him for his own selfish reasons. And once Grindle!Graves gets what he wants, he has no issue throwing the poor guy away or calling him worthless. This leads to Credence hitting the RageBreakingPoint and willingly unleashing his Obscurus on New York City, which is as tragic as it is terrifying]].
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* ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'' introduces us to the concept of an Obscurus, which is a rare and powerful magical parasite that is the end result of a powerful magical child being abused and forced to repress their magic until it canít be contained anymore. At which point the resulting PersonOfMassDestruction goes on a rampage destroying everything in its past, scared and angry after a lifetime of pain. A specific example would be [[spoiler: Credence Barebone: Heís abused and controlled by his FantasticRacist of an adoptive mother (along with his adoptive sisters, though he gets the worst of it), which has left him shy, deeply insecure and emotionally stunted. He has no friends besides his youngest sister Modesty and is mocked by the Shaws (particularly Henry Shaw Jr, who has no qualms about calling him a freak). This leaves him open to manipulation by Percival Graves/Gellert Grindlewald, who baits him with affection and the promise of teaching him magic so that the older man can use him for his own selfish reasons. And once Grindle!Graves gets what he wants, he has no issue throwing the poor guy away or calling him worthless. This leads to Credence hitting the RageBreakingPoint and willingly unleashing his Obscurus on New York City, which is as tragic as it is terrifying.

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* ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'' introduces us to the concept of an Obscurus, which is a rare and powerful magical parasite that is the end result of a powerful magical child being abused and forced to repress their magic until it canít be contained anymore. At which point the resulting PersonOfMassDestruction goes on a rampage destroying everything in its past, scared and angry after a lifetime of pain. A specific example would be [[spoiler: Credence Barebone: Heís abused and controlled by his FantasticRacist of an adoptive mother (along with his adoptive sisters, though he gets the worst of it), which has left him shy, deeply insecure and emotionally stunted. He has no friends besides his youngest sister Modesty and is mocked by the Shaws (particularly Henry Shaw Jr, who has no qualms about calling him a freak). This leaves him open to manipulation by Percival Graves/Gellert Grindlewald, who baits him with affection and the promise of teaching him magic so that the older man can use him for his own selfish reasons. And once Grindle!Graves gets what he wants, he has no issue throwing the poor guy away or calling him worthless. This leads to Credence hitting the RageBreakingPoint and willingly unleashing his Obscurus on New York City, which is as tragic as it is terrifying.terrifying]].
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* ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'' introduces us to the concept of an Obscurus, which is a rare and powerful magical parasite that is the end result of a powerful magical child being abused and forced to repress their magic until it canít be contained anymore. At which point the resulting PersonOfMassDestruction goes on a rampage destroying everything in its past, scared and angry after a lifetime of pain. A specific example would be [[spoiler: Credence Barebone: Heís abused and controlled by his FantasticRacist of an adoptive mother (along with his adoptive sisters, though he gets the worst of it), which has left him shy, deeply insecure and emotionally stunted. He has no friends besides his youngest sister Modesty and is mocked by the Shaws (particularly Henry Shaw Jr, who has no qualms about calling him a freak). This leaves him open to manipulation by Percival Graves/Gellert Grindlewald, who baits him with affection and the promise of teaching him magic so that the older man can use him for his own selfish reasons. And once Grindle!Graves gets what he wants, he has no issue throwing the poor guy away or calling him worthless. This leads to Credence hitting the RageBreakingPoint and willingly unleashing his Obscurus on New York City, which is as tragic as it is terrifying.
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