Page Action: Heroic Sociopath
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The trope Heroic Sociopath
was originally defined as a comedic trope where a character on the good guys' side is incredibly evil and gets away with it all the time. However, it has since been used to describe a trope that it sounds more similar to, which is a 'heroic' character using highly brutal or morally questionable methods to achieve their goals.
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Split the trope. The current misused trope would keep the current name and the original comedic trope would get a new name.
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Rename the trope and clear out all the bad examples that are talking about a brutal anti hero that is not played for laughs.
-8 (yeas:6 nays:14)
Redefine the trope to be about brutal antiheroes, but don't split off a new page.
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Total number of votes: 133