->'''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 [[TheJuggernaut juggernaut]] of justice? The answer is no.

Enter the Laser-Guided Tykebomb, 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 or ProfessionalKiller.

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}}.



[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Iczer-2 in ''[[Anime/{{Iczer}} Iczer -1]]''.
* In ''Manga/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 ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'', [[spoiler:King Ashura raised Fai to do this to him.]]
* Hakaider, ''Series/{{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 ''Anime/TransformersArmada'', created by Unicron to sow strife and feed his hunger for negative energy.
* ''VisualNovel/{{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 [[OneHeroHoldTheWeaksauce demonic magic and powers but immunity to demonic vulnerabilities]], 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 [[SuperSenses feels inhuman]] but looks human.
** [[LonelyRichKid Arcueid]] [[UltimateLifeform Brunesteid]] was also an example [[DownplayedTrope in her backstory]], being created to hunt down any [[OurVampiresAreDifferent True Ancestors]] who succumbed to their bloodlust. By the time of the story, [[LastOfHisKind all the other True Ancestors]] are dead and she's hunting her {{Archenemy}} [[MyGreatestFailure Roa]] instead.
* In ''Anime/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.
* 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 ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'', [[spoiler:who was created for the sole purpose of poisoning Alucard.]]
* ''Manga/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 ''Manga/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]].
* ''Manga/SoulEater'' 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.
* ''Manga/FairyTail'': Somewhat inverted. [[spoiler:Natsu was originally the deceased younger brother of Zeref, who delved into black magic in order to find out a way to revive him. His studies angered the gods, who cursed him. As long as he valued life, everything around him would die -- and they made him immortal to boot, as well. However, he ''can'' be killed -- the demons of the Book of Zeref were originally created to do so. Natsu was revived as the demon E.N.D. ('''E'''therious '''N'''atsu '''D'''ragneel) to not only accomplish Zeref's original goal, but also to create the one being capable of killing his older brother]].
* ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'' has Todoroki. His father [[PlayingWithFire Endeavor]] specifically married his [[AnIcePerson mother]] to produce an heir able to surpass All Might as the Number One Hero.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* The Scorpion and the Spider-Slayer robots in the animated ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' 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 UsefulNotes/WorldWarII for taking down ComicBook/CaptainAmerica if he ever went rogue.
** In ''Comicbook/{{AXIS}}'', [[spoiler:Inverted Tony Stark]] unleashes new Sentinels specifically designed to neutralize [[spoiler:his fellow heroes.]]
* 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]].]]
* ''ComicBook/{{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.]]

* The Franchise/{{Terminator}}, time-travelling tykebomb.
* Leeloo from ''Film/TheFifthElement'' is another example of LGT targetting the BigBad.
* Film/{{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 ''Film/{{Hanna}}'' fits the trope to a tee.
* In ''Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride'', Zira raised Kovu with sole purpose to avenge Scar and kill Simba. It didn't exactly work out for her.
* 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 ''Film/{{Logan}}'', [[spoiler:X-24, the adult clone of a younger Wolverine, was seemingly made for the sole purpose of hunting down Laura and, eventually, Logan and Professor X]].
* In the fourth ''Film/{{Superman}}'' film, ComicBook/LexLuthor created Nuclear Man for the sole purpose of destroying {{Superman}}.

* ''Literature/HaloGhostsOfOnyx'' introduces a good guy example with [[SuperSoldier Spartan-IIIs]], who are gathered from children orphaned by Covenant attacks, and trained for en masse suicide missions targeting Covenant facilities; it's explicitly stated that they were created to "trade lives for time", with the vast majority dying by their early teens. The first chapter shows the aftermath of one of these assaults, which leaves only two survivors, one of whom was so traumatized that she became mute. The man who proposed the idea clearly was not a "nice" man, as even the person who created the Spartan-[=IIs=] (themselves an example of this trope) [[EvenEvilHasStandards views him as overly lacking in morality]]. The [=IIIs'=] Spartan-II commanding officer recognizes [[DirtyBusiness both the necessity and horribleness]] of his task, but does what he can to save as many as possible, even if it only amounts to a drop in the sea.
* 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 ''Literature/EndersGame'' were trained to take down the formics -- Ender was the unlucky one who was the best at it.
* In ''Literature/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.]]
* In ''Literature/{{Twig}}'', the Puppeteer is a teacher at a preparatory academy which caters to the children of the rich and powerful who abducts and replaces several of his students with clones that he has grown to take their place over the course of years, for the sole purpose of making them pull a MurderSuicide against their parents. It doesn't go entirely to plan, as the time requirements mean that not all of the parents are still in positions of power when the clones are mature, and eventually one of the last clones, deciding that she values her life over her creator's plan, outright defects and becomes a SixthRanger for the protagonists.
* In ''Literature/HorusHeresy'', Spear is created with a specific purpose of taking down the Emperor of Mankind and so is designed to be a Black Pariah - basically a super-[[AntiMagic anti-psyker]] to Emperor's super-psyker. In the end, we don't get to see what the result of their confrontation would be, though, as Spear dies and Horus pulls the plug on any further experiments.
* In Robert Silverberg's ''Literature/TheAlienYears'', a man is given the responsibility of raising a child to be able to kill the mind-reading aliens who have enslaved the planet. He trains the child to be able to kill anything without a second thought so that the aliens would not be forewarned of his intentions by reading his mind. It doesn't work. That's why the man also raised his own son to ''love'' the aliens, so he could kill them without betraying his intentions.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'': It can be argued that both the Vorta and the Jem'Hadar are the Founders' personal laser guided tykebombs, with the Vorta as the propaganda bombs that disperse leaflets, and the Jem'Hadar as the regular bombs that follow after if the first batch doesn't work.
* 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 the planet of the Asuran Replicators. She is creepily fine with it, despite being fully aware that she will die in the process.
* In ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'', 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. Which apparently is exactly how [[spoiler:John's own future self]] planned it.
* [[spoiler:Melody Pond]] in ''Series/DoctorWho'', aimed at the Doctor. The good news is that the Doctor realizes this Tykebomb [[spoiler: will become the good guy ''River Song'', whom he's already met at much later points in her timeline]]. The bad news is that [[spoiler: her younger self choosing not to kill him once she gets to know him threatens to ''destroy the universe'' because it's a fixed point in time...but the Doctor has ways around that]].
* Helena on ''Series/OrphanBlack'' was raised by the Prolethean {{cult}} to assassinate clones -- though the Proletheans neglected to inform her that [[YouAreWhatYouHate she herself was a clone]].

* Set Abominae, [[TheAntichrist the self-proclaimed Antichrist]], in the Something Wicked Saga by Music/IcedEarth, created by the Setians as a LaserGuidedTykebomb to kill ''the entire human species''.
* Run by Music/{{Disturbed}} is the BadassBoast of a Laser-Guided TykeBomb. It's 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]]".

[[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.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* The [[SuperSoldier Spartan-IIs and IIIs]] of ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' are examples made by the good guys:
** The Spartan-[=IIs=], including the Master Chief himself, were originally kidnapped by the UNSC at around age six in order to be trained to crush [[TheWarOfEarthlyAggression colonial rebellions]] through assassination and sabotage. It just turned out that they were really good at fighting genocidal aliens too. Nonetheless, while the [=IIs=] themselves are acknowledged as true heroes, later media has also explored the tragedies and less-than-stellar ethics behind their creation.
** As noted in the "Literature" section, the Spartan-[=IIIs=] were designed to be deployed against high-value Covenant targets, with all of them expected to die by their early teens. Nonetheless, their commanding officer managed to transfer several particularly promising trainees into (slightly) less-suicidal elite units, both because he genuinely wanted as many to live as possible and because he felt their talents would have been wasted on the typical III suicide mission. One of these elite S-III units, Noble Team, are the protagonists of ''VideoGame/HaloReach''.
* Bass/Forte in ''VideoGame/MegaManClassic'' was built for the sole purpose of destroying Mega Man. [[spoiler:His "brother" Zero was originally supposed to destroy ''VideoGame/MegaManX''.]]
** Another example would be ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork 6'''s Cybeast Falzar, which was created to eliminate Cybeast Gregar. Unfortunately, it went rogue and became just as much of a menace as its target.
* [[spoiler:The main character]] in ''VideoGame/{{BioShock|1}}'' is [[spoiler:a artificially-aged, genetically engineered, mind-controlled assassin]] created by one BigBad 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.]]
** And again in ''VideoGame/BioShockInfinite'': [[spoiler:Elizabeth was raised to lead Columbia and eventually wage war on the surface world below. Luckily, Booker rescues her ''very'' early in her indoctrination, and so it's only when she's recaptured and tortured for years that she breaks and becomes the ruler Comstock wants her to be. And then she undoes it by sending Booker back in time to save her before it happens.]]
* In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'', [[spoiler: [[CelibateHero Solid Snake]] is one. His [[TheVirus modified FOXDIE virus]] planted by [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor Naomi Hunter]] was made to kill EVA, Ocelot and Big Boss by merely contacting them, and it would have lost control if it wasn't for Snake's rapid aging. This is also the exact reason why he DidNotGetTheGirl, being a '''Walking FOXDIE''' makes you a CartwrightCurse, after all.]]
* [[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 ''VideoGame/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 ''VideoGame/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.
* [[spoiler:Kirah]] in the penultimate level of ''VideoGame/GitarooMan''. Our hero definitely didn't see ''that'' coming.
* In ''Videogame/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 ''VideoGame/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.]]
* Ultraxion of ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' was raised being constantly fed the energy of nether drakes, knowing that his sole purpose in existing was to kill the Aspects and bring about the end of Azeroth with his own death.

* 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 UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} 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.
* [[ImpliedTrope Implied]] in ''Webcomic/TheSanityCircus'' as Luther [[DiscussedTrope discussed]] this with Posey - that he, as an Instruman, may have been created to kill her, a Scarecrow.

[[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.
* Mecha Sonic in ''WebAnimation/SuperMarioBrosZ''. When he was first created as Metal Sonic, like the rest of Eggman's badniks, his sole purpose was to kill Sonic, but failure after failure to do so fueled his desire to kill Sonic, transforming it into pure hatred until finally, he merged with 3 other Robot Sonics to become the monstrosity he's portrayed as. In his new form he completely annihilates Mobius and kills everyone that Sonic and Shadow love, prompt them to be teleported to Mario's dimension via Chaos Control.
* {{Literature/Worm}}:
** The Case 53s are the failed experiments of [[spoiler: Cauldron's cape-creation project]]. We later learn that [[spoiler: Cauldron]]'s deliberately kept them alive and around to serve a secondary purpose of [[spoiler: hiding the scent of regular capes from Scion]] due to their powers originating from [[spoiler: Eden's shards, not his own]].
** [[spoiler: Scion]]'s last words to [[spoiler: Eidolon]] just prior to killing him, suggests the latter had some role in creation of [[spoiler: the Endbringers]].


[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Doomsday in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited'' was designed for the sole purpose of killing Superman. This is likely a subtle MythologyGag to the fact that Doomsday was written into Franchise/TheDCU 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'', ComicBook/{{Superman}} X is a heroic version whose sole purpose is to defeat [[BigBad Imperiex]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', the cadre of assassins known as the [[AmazonBrigade Daughters of Aku]] were born and raised for exactly one purpose -- hunt down and kill Jack. It's {{Deconstructed|Trope}}, however, as this means that they have no social skills or understanding of the world outside their training whatsoever. Since they were also always told to kill Jack and trained relentlessly for agility and physical strength, they also have no teamwork--when together, they all fight like as if they're alone, allowing Jack to use their attacks against each other and even use one Daughter to conceal an attack meant for another.