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->'''She-Force:''' You should use your powers for good.\\
'''Lightkiller:''' Yeah, yeah, right. So being able to plunge the world into complete darkness is an ideal power for a good guy, right?
-->-- ''Series/NoHeroics''

[[TitleDrop "You Could Have Used Your Powers For Good / Evil"]] is a sentiment often expressed to the WorthyOpponent. Hero Bob wonders why Villain Alice, with her immense power, chose to do evil rather than good. If the evildoer is a [[ArchEnemy recurring character]], rather than a one-shot, this usually comes followed by a conversation about how they're NotSoDifferent and a HeelFaceTurn would [[GoodFeelsGood make her feel much better]] about her life.[[note]](Mind the RedemptionEqualsDeath)[[/note]]

Of course, the reverse can also occur, with Alice [[EvilCannotComprehendGood questioning why]] Bob bothers to protect these [[AllTheOtherReindeer ungrateful]] [[{{Muggles}} weaklings]] when he could just [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveSupernaturalPowers use his powers to take whatever he wants]]. If Alice succeeds in convincing him that EvilFeelsGood, Bob may become a FallenHero.

As the page quote illustrates, this is more appropriate for some villains than others. Usually they need to have [[GoodPowersBadPeople "good" powers yet use them for evil]]. Of course it's not impossible for a Bob to try to convince Alice that even with [[BadPowersGoodPeople "bad" powers]] she [[ComesGreatResponsibility has a great responsibility]] and she can be a good person. If Alice is a MadScientist, [[CutLexLuthorACheck cutting her a check]] while commenting how [[ReedRichardsIsUseless all her evil inventions are useless]] can have this effect.

Compare RecruitingTheCriminal, WinYourFreedom and BoxedCrook, where a villain is ''forced'' into acting for good; also CutLexLuthorACheck, where acting good would have obvious monetary benefits. If the character ''listens'' to this advice, they're a MoralPragmatist.

Contrast: ThenLetMeBeEvil, where villains ''attempt'' to use their powers for good, only for their treatment by others to cause them to turn to evil; also ComesGreatResponsibility, ComesGreatInsanity, and ComesGreatPerks, where power changes a character's disposition all by itself.


[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* In ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Gundam ZZ]]'', Judau Ashta says this almost word-for-word about the dying [[spoiler:Haman Karn]]: "Why didn't you use your power in a better way?!"
* In ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Gundam SEED Destiny]]'', [[spoiler:after fleeing from ZAFT]], all of Athrun's fights with Shinn have him trying to convince Shinn to make a HeelFaceTurn. This culminates in [[spoiler:causing Shinn to suffer a HeroicBSOD in the last episode, enabling him to disable the Destiny.]]
* In ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'', this is why Jake Martinez has contempt for the [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual NEXT heroes]] of ''[[ShowWithinAShow HeroTV]]'' despite being a NEXT supremacist: in his eyes, they've turned themselves into dancing monkeys for the people that used to subjugate them, and are thus no better.
* In the manga-only Jinchu Arc of ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'', we have [[TheDragon Gein]] who fights using [[BambooTechnology giant puppets controlled from within]]. Kenshin tells him he should use his technological skills for good, to which his opponent retorts that that would be a waste of his talents, and that Kenshin might as well tell a master blacksmith to make shaving razors instead of swords. [[note]]This is almost literally the history of the Wilkinson Sword company, which made weapons during WWII and switched to production of stainless steel razor blades in the 60's.[[/note]]
* In ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'', Touma often asks the bad guys, if they're relying on a DarkAndTroubledPast or FreudianExcuse to justify their actions, why they don't use their talents to make the world a happier place instead of lashing out at it.
* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'':
** When Goku notices Captain Ginyu has a sense of honor, he tries to convince him to fight for goodness, but Ginyu refuses, saying that hurting and lording over anybody weaker than him is what makes him happy.
** Piccolo severs Dr. Gero's arm (Dr. Gero being an android at this point) and crushes it, saying "It's a darn shame. You could've put this hand to good use! What a waste of technology!"
** In ''Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF'', Goku notes Freeza would make a perfect sparring partner and considers his obsession with revenge and world domination a waste of talent. Freeza retorts that this attitude is what makes Goku's mere existence intolerable for him.
* In the final ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'' novel, Sōsuke thinks this towards [[spoiler:the corpse of Leonard Testarossa]]: "Why couldn't you have done something else when you had so much power? You should have been able to find other options..."

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Franchise/{{Superman}}:
** After Superman returns in the aftermath of ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'', he chides ComicBook/LexLuthor that, despite having said he could solve all the world's problems if Supes weren't around, he spent the year he was absent doing little of worth.
** This has been a recurring theme in Superman's ongoing feud with Luthor, even back in the Pre-Crisis universe:
--->'''Superman:''' My arch-enemy, Luthor, might have been the world's greatest benefactor!
** The most extreme version of this might be in the climax of ''ComicBook/TheBlackRing.'' Luthor gains the powers of a god and manages to create a state of ''universal'' peace and happiness... with the caveat that he cannot use his powers to harm people. Superman is standing ''right there,'' telling him how good a thing this is, and that if Luthor just gave up his vendetta against him, Luthor could be the greatest hero of all time. Guess what happens. [[StatusQuoIsGod No, go on. I'll wait.]]
** In "The Reign of the Superman," Jerry Siegel's and Joe Shuster's illustrated short story (''Science Fiction'', January 1933), the depowered villain -- an early version of Superman's original archnemesis the Ultra-Humanite -- says at the end:
--->"I see, now, how wrong I was. If I had worked for the good of humanity, my name would have gone down in history with a blessing -- instead of a curse."
* ''Franchise/SpiderMan'':
** In one issue, Spidey tells [[ComicBook/NormanOsborn Green Goblin]] that with his intelligence he "could have cured cancer by now if [he] hadn't been wasting time with this Green Goblin crap!" Gobby's response? "I don't give a rat's ass."
** During "Dark Reign" it is revealed Norman Osborn ''has'' discovered the cure for cancer... when he weaponises it in an attempt to kill Deadpool.
** Parodied in ''[[http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Spider-Man_and_the_X-Men_Vol_1_2 Spider-Man and the X-Men]]'' (as seen in the page picture):
--->'''Sauron:''' With the DNA we liberated from the '''grave desecration''' you call a '''museum''', I have perfected the saurianization process. You rice paper puppets will be given forms befitting Earth's dominant species.\\
'''Spider-Man:''' You can rewrite DNA on the fly, and you're using it to turn people into '''dinosaurs?''' But with tech like that, you could cure '''cancer!'''\\
'''Sauron:''' But I don't '''want''' to cure cancer. I want to turn people into dinosaurs.
* Volume 6 of ''ComicBook/AtomicRobo'' has the protagonist facing off against [[spoiler:an automatic intelligence like him named Alan, who had vast computing power and the ability to predict outcomes and determined that he could use the Cold War to build himself an Orion class spaceship. He did, but this made Robo realize something -- with this ability and success, Alan could have used his power to stop the Cold War, to bring about a more stable and peaceful world.]]
-->'''Robo:''' You could have ''helped'' them.\\
'''[[spoiler:ALAN]]''': [[EvilCannotComprehendGood I don't understand. Why?]]

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* Deconstructed in a Fanfic/TheConversionBureau story called ''A Beacon of Hope''. The Newfoal known as Socrates the Wise was a philosophy teacher with the [[EasyEvangelism ability to convince groups of people easily]] who preached against Equestrian values because of their CondescendingCompassion, when [[CreateYourOwnVillain Celestia ponified him and asked him to use his talents for the good of Equestria]] he [[FreakOut suffered a breakdown]] and [[FromNobodyToNightmare founded his own nation]] based on DeliberateValuesDissonance. Compare that to [[ShadowArchetype Starlight Glimmer]] below and you've got someone who is inherently [[ShutUpKirk immune to this argument.]]

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'': Megamind is outraged when he finds out that Titan has turned to petty crime after being granted the power of a superhero. The {{irony}} is lost on [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain him]]. Though Megamind has a [[ThenLetMeBeEvil good reason]] for being a villain, while Titan is given every chance to take a path of good and rejects it.
-->'''Megamind:''' I can't believe you. All your gifts, all your powers and you squander them for your own personal gain!

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* In ''Franchise/StarWars Episode III: Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', Obi-Wan Kenobi laments to Anakin Skywalker when the latter turns to TheDarkSide, stating that he was supposed to destroy the Sith, not join them. Then again, this is Obi-Wan misinterpreting the prophecy, which merely suggested that Anakin would bring the Force back into balance. This can have any number of interpretations.[[note]]For example: Pre-Anakin, lots of Jedi, two Sith (Sidious and Maul). Post-Anakin's HeelFaceTurn, two Jedi (Obi-Wan and Yoda), two Sith (Sidious and Vader), which actually seems a lot more "balanced," at least numerically.[[/note]] It also didn't say [[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi when he would do that]] or that the Dark Side [[Film/TheForceAwakens wouldn't then come back anyway]].
* In ''Film/ScannersIITheNewOrder'', David Kellum says this to evil psychic Peter Drak when the latter attacks him telekinetically.
-->'''David:''' We can all work together! Protect each other. Put our powers to some decent use.\\
'''Drak:''' [[AxCrazy I like this use]].
* The BigBad in ''Series/TheFamousJettJackson'' TV movie is told that, with his VoluntaryShapeshifting technology, he could make a killing in the beauty market. The guy merely gets angry at this and points out that he has decided to create his own world instead (by [[spoiler:stealing famous cities from all across the globe]]).

* ''Literature/HarryPotter'':
** This gets inverted in the series, where Voldemort [[EvilCannotComprehendGood can't understand why Dumbledore chose to use his powers for good]]. He considers Dumbledore to be weak and a fool for not taking what was his.
** This can also apply to Draco Malfoy, but regarding Harry -- and at first not regarding magical power, but regarding potential social status, which the Malfoy family tradition dictated should be used for putting others down to highlight one's own supposed excellence. In regards to magic, this is a stereotypical Slytherin's like Malfoy's attitude towards the school, which only teaches ''Defense'' Against the Dark Arts.
* What Jesus pretty much tells the Antichrist in His TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to him in the ''Literature/LeftBehind'' book ''Glorious Appearing''. This was a point of contention for certain readers since Jesus pretty much berated him for [[YouCantFightFate what God destined him]] [[EvilAllAlong to function as.]]
* Played with in Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Discworld/WitchesAbroad''. Granny Weatherwax despises her sister for being evil... because it meant ''she'' had to be good! And she would have been much, much [[GoodIsNotNice better at evil]] than her sister ever was... Her sister Lily, meanwhile, thinks she ''is'' using her powers for good. Which is one of the reasons Granny thinks she'd be better at it -- at least she'd realize she was evil and could have had ''[[EvilIsHammy fun]]'' with it.
* Fëanor from ''Literature/TheSilmarillion''. He was the mightiest, most skilled, most puissant of all the Elven race... and the source of their greatest woes. His {{Pride}}, HotBlooded nature, and stubbornness lead to unimaginable tragedy. Manwë wept to think that he had [[FallenHero fallen]] and didn't repent, no less than he wept for the Two Trees.
* In the final book of ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'', [[TheChosenOne Rand]] doesn't get to ''say'' this to his previous incarnation's RivalTurnedEvil Demandred to his face, but he does reflect sadly on how Demandred could--and ''should''--have been a great hero rather than the Shadow's most feared general, and feels a certain amount of guilt over encouraging their rivalry and playing a part in driving Demandred to evil.
* In the ''Franchise/SherlockHolmes'' story "The Final Problem", Holmes meditates on the career of one Professor James Moriarty, a wunderkind who wrote an acclaimed thesis which earned him a mathematics chair at his university, all at age 21. However, his tenure was marred by such vile rumors that he resigned in disgrace and wound up eking out a living as a tutor. This later proved to be an ideal front, as no one would have suspected this wizened old math teacher was involved in London's most intricate crime ring--much less the ''head'' of it. Later stories expanded on Moriarty's prestige, specifically his ground-breaking book ''Dynamics of an Asteroid'', which ''should'' have squared him away in terms of fame and capital. Holmes took this story as proof that intelligence does not alter the potential for sadistic behavior; a similar observation is made with regard to Charles Augustus Milverton, a rich aristocrat who spends his days blackmailing people for vast sums, only to spill the secrets anyway once they've gone broke.
* In one of Mercedes Lackey's Free Bards novels, a free bard and a guild bard both take this perspective: "it's a shame your talent is wasted complying with guild rules" vs "it's a shame your talent is wasted playing for commoners with no taste". Compared to most free/guild interactions, this is a show of respect.
* Gary Seven tries to make Khan into an agent in ''Literature/StarTrekTheEugenicsWars''. Khan's murderous tendencies, unpredictable nature and ego shoot this down spectacularly.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/DoctorWho'' uses this a lot. The Doctor's most common target is probably the Master, but the Rani and any number of villains of the week get it as well.
--> "You're a genius, you're stone-cold brilliant, you are, I swear, you really are. But you could be so much more. [[FoeYay/DoctorWho You could be beautiful.]]"
* ''Series/GetSmart'' used this explicitly a time or two, often as part of TheStinger. "If only he would have used his [whatever] for niceness, instead of rottenness."
* As the page quote shows, this is attempted in ''Series/NoHeroics'', although the recipient, Lightkiller, seems to be a believer in BadPowersBadPeople.
* One of the ''Series/BreakoutKings'' is Lloyd, a LivingLieDetector behaviorist who despite his talent, has [[InsufferableGenius poor people skills]]. After accepting a deal to become a BoxedCrook, he calls his mother to explain the deal to her. Her only response is a sigh and "You could have been so much more..."
* In an early episode of ''Series/{{Farscape}}'', upon witnessing a particularly impressive example of Peacekeeper engineering, Crichton expresses regret that the Peacekeepers couldn't have used their knowledge to do good instead of mercenary service- or, as Aeryn puts it, "[[ShutUpKirk To fulfill your vision of who we should be?]]" Of course, by the time Aeryn and the other members of the crew are inclined to listen to a word he says, Crichton's idealism has well and truly disappeared.
* Played for laughs in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', at the end of "Ted". Coming right after a discussed example, when Willow comments on how tragic it is that the original Ted's brilliance was turned to evil. Though this isn't addressed to the villain, and it's a might-have-been uttered when it's far too late for him.
-->'''Buffy:''' Willow, tell me you didn't keep any parts.\\
'''Willow:''' Not any... big ones.\\
'''Buffy:''' Oh, Will, you're supposed to use your powers for ''good''.
* ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'':
** Takatora says this to [[spoiler: Micchy]] during their fight.
--->'''Takatora:''' Why did you only learn from the dark parts of me? You could have [[LightIsGood shone brighter]] than I ever could!
** Ryoma gives advice to Kouta that's also along these lines, if morally inverted.
--->'''Ryoma:''' Abandon your captured family. Give up on the friend who betrayed you. Feel no guilt for the murder of your friend. If you could find the will to be ruthless, then you'd be freed from all your stress in an instant.
* In ''Series/JessicaJones'' the BigBad, Kilgrave, has the ability to [[CompellingVoice compel anyone do anything he says]]. In one episode we briefly get a glimpse of the potential he could have had as a hero when he effortlessly stops a man taking his family hostage with a simple word and then commands him to hand himself over to the police. [[TheHero Jessica]] briefly muses over the fact she has a slim chance to teach him to use his powers to do an incredible amount of good in the world. However she quickly dismisses this notion and knows that Kilgrave is too far gone at this point.
* When Mon-El on ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'' has the chance to be a hero like her, since they come from sister worlds.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Often found in Light Side vs. Dark Side fights in ''Franchise/StarWars''.
** Such as in ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', when [[spoiler:Light Side Revan]] apologizes to Darth Malak for leading him on the path to the Dark Side, but reminds him that it was Malak who chose to follow that path to the end.
** And Kreia delivers a somewhat twisted version of this trope to [[spoiler:a Dark Side Exile during the climax]], in a combination with YouHaveFailedMe, WhatTheHellHero and TheReasonYouSuckSpeech. Notably, it's not so much because [[spoiler:you could have followed the Light Side instead of the dark side so much as the whole part that you have severed yourself from the Force, made a comeback,]] and still not realized any of the implications behind it. If [[spoiler:the Exile is Light Side]] the speech gets delivered to [[spoiler:the Jedi Council instead -- just before she kills them all for sticking to their outdated dogmas even in the face of evidence that life without the Force is possible and they are wrong.]]
* In ''VideoGame/SagaFrontier'', after the final battle with [[WorthyOpponent Metal Black]], Alkaiser says to the defeated villain that he could have used his powers for good.
* In ''VideoGame/JadeEmpire'', you can tell this to the BigBad. He responds by claiming that he would find that a waste of his talents.
-->'''The Player Character:''' You were a great [[spoiler:teacher]]. Your skill was wasted on evil ambition.\\
'''[[spoiler:Master Li]]:''' I am not satisfied with helping others surpass me. I quickly tired of elevating [[spoiler:my brother]], and I will not learn to serve you.
* Members of the various evil teams in the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' games will often comment how the player's skill and strength could have made him/her a powerful ranking member of their organization.
* In ''VideoGame/TheForceUnleashed'', the mortally wounded Shaak-Ti tells Starkiller, "You are Vader's slave, but your power is wasted with him. You could be so much more." Starkiller eventually does pull a HeelFaceTurn.
* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', a Commander Shepard who follows the Paragon route invokes this whenever they talk to the Illusive Man (the Renegade options have the same gist, they're just blunter). In the ''Citadel'' DLC, the Mysterious Figure [[spoiler: aka Shepard's evil clone]] gets similar treatment.
* ''VideoGame/FarCry3'': In an inversion: Hoyt claims that, as Jason has spent most of the game butchering and sabotaging his way across the Rook Islands for the sake of the Rakyat, [[CutLexLuthorACheck he could have just joined Hoyt's mercenaries and have made a profit doing so]]. AKA, You Could Have Used Your Powers For PROFITABLE Evil. Jason, after seeing what Hoyt turned Vaas into AND what happened to his brothers and an entire populated Yacht, flips off Hoyt. Hoyt cuts off a finger. It's implied, during the ending, that Hoyt believed based on his knowledge of the "natives" that they were [[NotSoDifferent pirates under a twisted cult centered around Rook's royalty]]. He may have been right.
* ''VideoGame/FarCry4'' offers a "you could have used your powers for ''less'' evil" variant when [[BigBad Pagan Min]] remarks that rather than "joining the monkeys and throwing one's shit around" you could have simply joined and supported him instead, and succeeded in your quest of delivering your mother's ashes in less than an hour with considerably less bloodshed. [[spoiler:Indeed he has [[VillainHasAPoint one hell of a point:]] it turns out whichever rebel leader you side with is equally evil to the other and merely a ''different kind of evil'' than Min, and sure enough there is an EasterEgg ending found by waiting at the dinner table like Min tells you to... where you promptly go to deliver Ishwari's ashes and join Min in "shooting some goddamned guns".]]
* If you contact Otacon after defeating Psycho Mantis in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'', he laments that Mantis could have used his exceptional psychic powers for good if he [[FreudianExcuse didn't have the shitty life]] that made him AxCrazy. Mantis might possibly even be an inversion, if his backstory is true: allegedly he was an [=FBI=] investigator, that is he ''did'' try to use his powers for good, until he got too far into the mind of a killer and became just like him.
* In ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'', as Gordon Freeman is relentlessly making his way up through the portal reactor chamber to sabotage Dr. Breen's escape attempt, he will be met with the exclamation: "If only you had harnessed your boundless energy for a useful purpose!"
* In ''VideoGame/{{GoldenEye|1997}}'', during the finale on the Cradle, Janus delivers the "for evil" version when he chides Bond for choosing to side with "the pen-pushers" instead of joining him.
* In the ending of ''VideoGames/MegamanBattleNetwork3'', a data version of Tadashi Hikari respects [[BigBad Dr. Wily's]] abilities as a scientist while lamenting his FaceHeelTurn. This is justified because they worked on the Soulnet together, so he knows what Wily would be capable of if he used his skills for good. [[spoiler:In the NA version of the sixth game, Wily does end up turning back to good to work on improving Internet security.]]
* In ''Videogame/DiabloIII'', the Demon Vidian uses the evil variant, mocking [[PlayerCharacter The Nephalem]] over the fact that they are powerful enough to conquer and rule Hell... and instead, they protect the weak and serve as a lackey to a FallenAngel.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Florence from ''Webcomic/FreeFall'' knows enough electrical engineering to bypass most security systems. And she's honest. What a waste of talent, as Sam puts it.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Parian and Panacea from ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' get this treatment from both sides because they are attempting to stay neutral.
** Also, Legend to Skitter in response to the latter's BlackAndGreyMorality in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/08/18/snare-13-7/ Chapter 13.7]]:
-->'''Legend:''' There can be. You could do what's right.\\
'''Skitter:''' [[IDidWhatIHadToDo Speak for yourself.]]

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'':
** As Wasp chases Whirlwind for stealing some scientific equipment, she rattles off some possible ways he could have used his cyclones to ''help'' people.
** Henry Pym says this to Graviton upon his defeat. Made ironic because Graviton is a possible case of ThenLetMeBeEvil.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'', Spidey asks [[spoiler:the Sandman]] why he chooses to do evil when he could just as easily be a superhero. At the end of the episode, [[spoiler:Sandman]] ends up changing sides and making a HeroicSacrifice.
* ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983'': When He-Man and Skeletor are forced to work together, He-Man asks Skeletor if he's ever considered using his great power for good. Skeletor retorts by asking him if he's ever considered using his great power for evil.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{ThunderCats|1985}}'', after Lion-O narrowly defeats [[BloodKnight The Demolisher]], Lion-O tries to persuade Demolisher to join the good guys and put his great strength and skill to use doing good instead of pointless fights (The Demolisher fights any strong opponent, not caring about their alignment). Demolisher gets very offended and leaves the planet. Lion-O comments that it is a shame that such a fine warrior would waste his talents like that.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** Not mentioned, but the main reason why the Mane Six [[spoiler:end up bringing in the HeelFaceTurn-inflicted Starlight Glimmer into the fold]] in the Season 5 finale -- [[spoiler:despite her misguided ways, she's an incredibly powerful unicorn and with her unhinged and friendless, the Mane Six just couldn't possibly let her go.]]
** In fact, what with the general theme of redemption through friendship, this has happened repeatedly throughout the series. Notable examples includes Fluttershy being charged with bringing Discord around in Season 3 -- they could've just kept him petrified, but if his powers could be used for good, it'd be of great benefit!
** And earlier on in Season 5, even [[spoiler:Diamond Tiara]] demonstrates that when redeemed by friendship, she can use her powers for good -- even though that power happens to be a potent talent for manipulation and blackmail. No such thing as [[BadPowersBadPeople Bad Powers Bad Ponies]] in Equestria!
->''You could have [[SugarWiki/TheOtherTroper used your troping powers for good]], but what did you make?''\\
''[[JustForFun/MadeOfWin Something]] [[SubvertedTrope even better]].''