->'''Iczer-1:''' I have a sister? What do you want?\\
'''Iczer-2:''' Your death. I was created for one purpose alone - ''kill Iczer-1''. Ready to die?
-->-- ''Anime/{{Iczer}}-1''

You're the BigBad and all your {{Evil Plan}}s are thwarted. The hero can take anything you can dish out and then some, the {{Mooks}} cower in the corner whenever he so much as looks at them, and TheDragon is kindly recommending that you run for the hills. Can nobody stop this unstoppable juggernaut of justice? The answer is no.

Enter the LaserGuidedTykebomb, a [[EvilMinions henchman]] with one purpose in life and one purpose only: to take down the good guys. The LGT may be a specially constructed robot, a human raised from birth to carry out the deed or normal minion promoted from the ranks to fill the role. This nemesis will often have powers designed to counter or match its targets, or be equipped to exploit his KryptoniteFactor.

Another scenario has a character feeling a FaceHeelTurn coming on, so they need someone to kill ''them'' as a kind of SuicideByCop, except no "Cop" is strong enough so they have to make their own.

Can often overlap with HeroKiller.

Heroes have been known to be created this way to destroy specific villains, in which case their creators are generally [[ShootTheDog morally]] [[OmniscientMoralityLicense dubious]].

Subtrope of {{Tykebomb}}.
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!!Examples:

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[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* Iczer-2 in ''[[Anime/{{Iczer}} Iczer -1]]''.
* In ''MagicKnightRayearth'' [[spoiler: The Magic Knights were specifically summoned to Cephiro by Princess Emeraude to kill her.]]
** In the second season of the anime, Nova is one of these, aimed at Hikaru.
* In ''TsubasaReservoirChronicle'', [[spoiler: King Ashura raised Fai to do this to him.]]
* Hakaider, ''{{Kikaider}}'''s EvilCounterpart. This backfires when Hakaider repeatedly [[NotWorthKilling spares Kikaider]], [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou even attacking other]] [[MonsterOfTheWeek Monsters of the week]], so that he could [[BloodKnight eventually fight -- and defeat -- Kikaider at his strongest]], bringing the most meaning to his (Hakaider's) existence.
* [[spoiler: The Mini-Cons are a ''race'' of LGT]] in ''TransformersArmada'', created by Unicron to sow strife and feed his hunger for negative energy.
* ''{{Tsukihime}}'' has a whole family of them, known as Demon Hunters. Notably, they don't hunt demons, because that's a job best left to priests with access to exorcism and other forms of anti-demon magic. They hunt people with any traces of demon or otherwise non-human blood, who by nature of their heritage have demonic magic and powers, and the inevitable risk of one day losing their human traits entirely and going insane. Therefore we get a family of [[BadassNormal Badass Normals]] who get TrainingFromHell since birth and feel an irresistible impulse to brutally kill anything that feels inhuman but looks human (they're also slightly psychic).
** To be specific, exorcism rites and binding spells don't work on hybrids, so you have to deal with something that's as strong as a demon, actively violent and can't be slowed by magic or taken down from a distance easily. Also, Arcueid with regards to the fallen True Ancestors. They're True Ancestors who aren't bothering to suppress their blood lust anymore and are therefore too powerful to be killed normally. Well, they were.
* In ''DragonBallZ'' all the androids were made and somehow designed to kill Goku in order to avenge the Red Ribbon army. They choose otherwise, anyway.
** Only 17 and 18 choose otherwise. 19 remains faithful to Dr Gero and 16, while he doesn't seem to lament the loss of his creator, still wants to kill Goku. The last one is bizarre when combined with 16's love of life and extremely calm demeanor.
*** Being purely robotic (17 and 18 are Cyborgs, made by upgrading a pair of human siblings), 16 was initially unable to overcome his core programming. However, he absolutely refused to engage in any violence against anyone or anything ''other'' than his designated target [[spoiler:until the threat of Cell presented itself]]. He does meet Goku face-to-face near the end of the saga, but restrains himself from attacking, because that isn't what he wants to do.
** Goku himself is an example. The Saiyans sent their infants out to conquer less powerful planets. [[DumbIsGood Goku just took a knock on the head when he was young and lost his Saiyan hostility]].
* Near and Mello from ''Manga/DeathNote'' fall under the "created to destroy specific villains" subtrope. They were raised to compete with each other constantly and serve as L's successor, but [[GenghisGambit ultimately forced to work together to bring down Light]], all according to L's contingency plan.
* In Manga/{{Bleach}} [[spoiler:Wonderweiss's Resurección]] turned out to be specifically designed by [[spoiler: Aizen]] to block [[spoiler: Genryūsai's flame zanpakuto's powers.]]
* Schrodinger from ''{{Hellsing}}'', [[spoiler:who was created for the sole purpose of poisoning Alucard.]]
* ''LadySnowblood'' has a extreme example. The protagonist was ''concieved in jail'' solely as a means for her mother to take revenge on those who hurt her and her family. Add a lifetime of TrainingFromHell and a ParasolOfPain, and cut her loose with a list to hunt every last one down. The protagonist even comments that she is not a person, merely a "phantom of [her] mother."
* Rin from ''Manga/BlueExorcist'' is allowed to live so he can take down his father, {{Satan}}. {{Inverted}} as well though, since the guy who raised him, raised him as [[HappilyAdopted his son]].
* In ''RaveMaster'' it's [[spoiler:the BigBad, Lucia]] who fits the bill. His isolation as a child resulted in him having little contact with sentient creatures other than [[spoiler:a fragment of Endless]] who, despite not having quite enough control over him to be a ManBehindTheMan, convinced him that the sole reason he existed was to trigger the world ending 'Overdrive' explosion.
* Eren Yeager, the main character from ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' becomes one as a result of witnessing a Titan devour his mother, swearing to exterminate every last one of them. This is aided by [[spoiler:him gaining the [[LovecraftianSuperpower ability to transform into a Titan]], with it hinted his father injecting him with a mysterious substance is the cause]].
* {{Soul Eater}} has Crona trained by Medusa specifically to become a [[HumanoidAbomination being]] capable of killing [[BigBad Kishin Asura]]. [[spoiler: Shinigami's intention in [[TrulySingleParent creating]] Kid can also be seen as a 'heroic' example of this, as he ''also'' fully expected his heir to be able to [[CainAndAbel kill]] Asura.]]
* In ''Anime/AfroSamurai'', the bad guys constructed a robot version of Afro able to mimic all of his abilities specifically to kill him; they may have also groomed Jinnosuke for this specific purpose.
* [[DarkMagicalGirl Princess]] [[DaddysLittleVillain Kraehe]] in ''Anime/PrincessTutu'' is an unusual case, since she was raised with a specific purpose in mind as part of [[BigBad the Raven's]] EvilPlan, but rather than teaching her to hate [[TheHero Mytho]], he sets her up to fall desperately in love with him. The Raven tells Kraehe that she's a crow born with a "[[CuteMonsterGirl hideous human body]]", and as such, no human but the Prince could ever love her. Once [[MagicalGirl Princess Tutu]] [[NiceJobBreakingItHero threatens to steal Mytho]], Kreahe is willing to do anything the Raven asks if it helps her get him for herself.
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[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* The Scorpion and the Spider-Slayer robots in the animated ''{{Spider-Man}}'' series as well as the comics.
* The MarvelUniverse has the Sentinels, a series of robots built for the sole purpose of hunting mutants.
** An earlier version of the Sentinels (retconned into existence) is TESS-One, a robot constructed during WorldWarII for taking down CaptainAmerica if he ever went rogue.
* Marvel also has Drax the Destroyer, created for the sole purpose of killing [[OmnicidalManiac Thanos]]. [[spoiler:He succeeds. Thanos [[DeathSeeker doesn't seem to mind]].]]
* ''{{Transmetropolitan}}'' had the hero being followed by a young kid with no head. The hero (and the future) is so off the wall nobody is too surprised by the lack of head. The hero throws the kid out a window, wherein he explodes. Turns out it was literally a laser guided tyke bomb, created by one of his many, many enemies.
* The [[ComicBook/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesMirage original incarnation]] of the Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles were originally the "good guys" version of this trope: Splinter had trained them from birth (or rather, from the moment they had been mutated) in order to kill the Shredder.
* A very unusual kind of [=LGT=] was used in ''Jabba the Hutt: The Art of the Deal''. The first issue had the Hutt travel to a meeting with another crime lord, Gaar Suppoon, to trade valuable resources. After a small ceremony in honor of Jabba, the negotiations started off with Suppoon insulting the Hutt for deigning to threaten him with a bomb. Just in case the threat had been real, he had the Empire send one of their best explosives experts, Kosh Kurp, to search the place, and he turned up nothing. The bartering then began in earnest, with each gangster double-crossing and cheating the other, until Suppoon, having been outmaneuvered by Jabba, lost his temper and attempted to have the Hutt killed. Jabba warned him that if he did not regain his temper, he would detonate his bomb. Suppoon, unimpressed, told Jabba to do so, at which point the Hutt called him "Sonopo Bomoor". After a [[BeatPanel beat]], Kosh Kurp turned to Suppoon and asked if he really was ''the'' Sonopo Bomoor, the one who [[DoomedHometown razed the city of Bonaka Nueno on Intuci]], [[YouKilledMyFather and encouraged his blood crazed minions to slaughter Kurp's family]] [[ForcedToWatch as he, a mere child, watched]]. [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge The whole situation does not end well for Suppoon.]]
* In ''Comicbook/TheBoys'', [[spoiler:Black Noir, a Homelander clone who is slightly more powerful thanks to refined SuperSerum]], was created specifically to kill Homelander if he went rogue. Problems arose when Homelander ''didn't'' go rogue. [[spoiler:Black Noir]] wanted to fulfill his purpose [[spoiler:so he gaslit Homelander by committing atrocities in Homelander's costume (like raping Butcher's wife) and sending the photos to Homelander, hoping to drive him insane. It worked.]]

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[[folder: Film ]]

* TheTerminator, time-travelling tykebomb.
* Leeloo from ''Film/TheFifthElement'' is another example of LGT targetting the BigBad.
* {{Zoolander}} is {{brainwashed}} so that he'd become a ruthless killing machine and assassinate the prime minister of Malaysia upon [[MusicalTrigger hearing the song]] [[Music/FrankieGoesToHollywood "Relax".]]
* The title character of {{Hanna}} fits the trope to a tee.
* In Disney/TheLionKing 2, Zira raised Kovu to be this. It didn't exactly work out for her.
* [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation Arguably]], the [[Franchise/StarWars Skywalker twins]] were set up as a pair of these to take down TheEmpire and the pair of Sith in charge, with Obi-Wan and Yoda using a combination of JediTruth and {{BatmanGambit}}s to set Luke against his father, even dismissing the notion of trying to redeem Vader / Anakin.
** The novelization of ''RevengeOfTheSith'' defies this trope. Obi-Wan and Yoda ultimately decide not to train the two to fight the Sith (seeing how their training failed against the Sith's conspiracy) and left the twins' fate to the will of the Force.
* Hit Girl of ''Film/KickAss'' has been trained by her (also badass) father to take down mob boss Frank D'Amico.
* In ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'', [[spoiler: mutant Wade Wilson is [[BodyHorror transformed]] into Weapon XI (AKA The Deadpool) when [[BigBad Colonel Stryker]] grafts various stolen mutant powers onto him: turning him into the ultimate "mutant killer".]]
* In the fourth ''Film/{{Superman}}'' film, LexLuthor created Nuclear Man for the sole purpose of destroying {{Superman}}.

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[[folder: Literature ]]

* The Spartan-[=IIIs=] in the ''{{Halo}}'' ExpandedUniverse, gathered from children orphaned by Covenant attacks, trained for en masse attempts at destroying Covenant facilities. They were sent on suicide missions, and were created to "trade lives for time." The first chapter of ''Ghosts of Onyx'' shows the aftermath of one of these assaults, which leaves only two survivors. In all honesty, the man who proposed the idea clearly was not a "nice" man (as even the person who created the program mentioned below [[EvenEvilHasStandards views him as overly lacking in morality]]), while the Spartan-II commanding officer recognizes the most definitely horrible necessity of his task and wishes that he had no need for this DirtyBusiness.
** The Spartan-[=IIs=] themselves, including the Master Chief, count too, as they were originally kidnapped at around age six in order to be trained to crush [[TheWarOfEarthlyAggression colonial rebellions]] through assassination and sabotage. The fact they proved useful in fighting genocidal aliens is merely a lucky accident. It's hard to notice, [[BlackAndGreyMorality given the setting]], but the [=UNSC=] as a whole is far from nice.
* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'' this is inverted. Voldemort attacked Baby!Harry and Harry grew up to be the most effective weapon against him [[spoiler: because he unwittingly placed a piece of his soul in Harry when he inadvenerently killed himself when the spell rebounded.]]
* The strategists from ''EndersGame'' were trained to take down the formics -- Ender was the unlucky one who was the best at it.
* In ''ThePrincess99'' the WellIntentionedExtremist group Birds of Prey purposely send their assasin to Edgewood Academy [[spoiler: in order to kill Princess Aurore, a.k.a. Prof. Colette, who is currently teaching there, in the most public manner possible]]
* In ''Literature/DarthPlagueis'', [[spoiler:the midichlorians of the galaxy]] created Anakin Skywalker [[spoiler:to bring about the downfall of Darth Plagueis and Darth Sidious to punish them for the unethical experiments they performed on the midichlorians.]]

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[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'': It can be argued that both the Vorta and the Jem'Hadar (though more heavily and obviously the latter) are the Founders personal [[LaserGuidedTykebomb laser guided tykebombs]].
* Connor from ''Series/{{Angel}}'', with the Oedipal complication of being raised to kill his biological father.
* ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' has the good guys create a gynoid to destroy a planet. She is creepily fine with it.
* In ''TheSarahConnorChronicles'', they have all but said outright that John isn't being trained to be a great leader or a hero or a soldier, but a weapon aimed at Skynet.
** Don't forget John's other love interest from the future.
* [[spoiler:Melody Pond]] in ''Series/DoctorWho'', aimed at the Doctor.

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[[folder: Music ]]

* Set Abominae, [[{{TheAntichrist}} the self-proclaimed Antichrist]], in the SomethingWickedSaga, created by the Setians as a LaserGuidedTykebomb to kill ''the entire human species''.
* Run by Music/{{Disturbed}} is the BadassBoast of a LaserGuidedTykeBomb. Its hard to interprate lines like "I've spent my lifetime planning out your destruction, you're never gonna witness another day", "A [[TearJerker lonely life]] planning out your destruction" and "You really don't know how long I've waited for your destruction, I'm telling you [[YouWillNotEvadeMe you just can't get away]]".

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[[folder: Myth And Legend ]]

* OlderThanFeudalism: The monster Typhon in Greek mythology, spawned by Gaia to take down Zeus. (Failed, of ''course''.)
** Gaia also spawned an army of snake-legged giants to overthrow the Olympians -- an ''entire army'' of tykebombs. They also failed, thanks to Heracles' aid.
** ''Zeus himself'' was a tykebomb raised by Gaia to overthrow his father Cronus. He succeeded -- [[GoneHorriblyRight all too well for Gaia's tastes.]]
* In Norse mythology, Váli is born to avenge Baldr, and he kills Höðr when he is one day old.
* In most modern tellings of the KingArthur mythos Sir Mordred is one of these, raised to kill his father Arthur by his mother Morgause.

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* Bass/Forte in ''VideoGame/MegaMan''; also [[spoiler:Maverick Zero who is supposed to destroy ''VideoGame/MegaManX''.]]
** Another example would be ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork's'' Cybeast Falzar, created for the purpose of destroying Cybeast Gregar.
* [[spoiler:The main character]] in ''VideoGame/{{BioShock|1}}'' is [[spoiler:a artificially-aged, genetically engineered, mind-controlled assassin]] created by one big bad to take down another.
** In the [[VideoGame/BioShock2 sequel]], [[spoiler:Eleanor, ''literally'' - you can use the Summon Eleanor plasmid to drop a Tykebomb on any unruly foes.]]
* [[spoiler: ''The Player Character'']] in ''VideoGame/JadeEmpire'' is the Laser-Guided Tykebomb against the BigBad. Of course, you can blame TheManBehindTheMan for that one...apparently good guys cannot create a LGT.
** But [[spoiler:the player]] is technically a laser-guided tykebomb against the BigBad's rival for power.
* The Novus from ''UniverseAtWar: Earth Assault'' are an entire species of robots made for the purpose of destroying the Hierarchy, the alien conglomerate that destroyed their creators.
* Famously, in ''VideoGame/StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime'', [[spoiler: Fayt, Maria and Sophia are specifically genetically engineered ''by their own parents'' to be able to enter 4D Space and be able to combat anything that they find there.]]
* [[spoiler: ''Tidus'']] in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' is the Laser-Guided Tykebomb against the BigBad Sin. Of course, you can blame [[spoiler: ''The Fayth'']] for that one...apparently good guys can create a LGT.
* Starkiller from TheForceUnleashed is a sort of subversion. He was raised like a Laser Guided Tykebomb against the Emperor, [[spoiler:but was really raised with the purpose of being bait against anyone who might try and start a rebellion.]]
* [[EvilCounterpart Crunch]] from ''Videogame/CrashBandicootTheWrathOfCortex''.
* [[RobotMe Metal]] [[EvilKnockoff Sonic]], from the SonicTheHedgehog games was created for this purpose.
* Kirah in the penultimate level of ''GitarooMan'', our hero didn't see ''that'' comming.
* In ''DustAnElysianTail'', it's eventually revealed that [[spoiler:Dust himself]] is one of these, specifically created and groomed to [[spoiler:stop General Gaius and his army]].
* Kratos from GodOfWar can be considered one since he was meant to destroy Olympus. He was raised in the warrior culture of Sparta. He was spared by the war gods of Olympus for use in the future. Eventually, his "training" was taken over first by Ares. After they had a falling out over the incident with Kratos' family Athena took over his training and targeted him toward Ares. Ironically, other events set him back on course to destroying Olympus which may or may not have also been in [[ContinuitySnarl Athena's plans.]]
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[[folder: Webcomics ]]

* Shade Tail / Grace from ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive''. A rare case of LGT targetting the BigBad, though the creators of this genetical custom build were far from innocent themselves.
* In ''Webcomic/TheNonAdventuresOfWonderella'' Hitlerella was [[http://nonadventures.com/2007/03/24/springtime-for-hitlerella/ crafted]] by ThoseWackyNazis to take out the SilverAge Wonderella and awakens in the modern age with her single-minded obsession intact, only to find that the [[LegacyCharacter current]] Wonderella is a flighty party girl.

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* Doomsday in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' was designed for the sole purpose of killing Superman. This is likely a subtle MythologyGag to the fact that Doomsday was written into the {{DCU}} for the sole purpose of making a "Superman's Death!" storyline.
* The ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' cartoon incarnation of Superboy. He was created by Project Cadmus (under the orders of the Light) to either replace a missing Superman or take out a rogue one. The villains' tendency to call him "the weapon" suggests they were leaning towards the latter.
* The ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'' version of Karai. Shredder [[spoiler: kidnapped her as an infant, raised her as his daughter and kunoichi minion, and]] had her believe that Splinter killed her mother. As such, she wants Splinter dead. [[spoiler: Except Splinter is her father, and Shredder killed her mother...]]
* In the second season of ''[[WesternAnimation/LegionOfSuperheroes The Legion of Superheroes]]'', ComicBook/{{Superman}} X is a heroic version whose sole purpose is to defeat [[BigBad Imperiex]].


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[[folder: Web Original ]]

* The Sailors in ''Literature/SailorNothing'' are groomed by [[spoiler:Magnificent Kamen]] specifically to be his weapons against [[spoiler: the Dark Queen]], just as Cobalt creates the "super Yamiko" specifically to kill the Sailors.

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