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10:16:08 AM Apr 14th 2018
Shouldn't Tyrion be an example of Create Your Own Hero? Daenerys isn't a villain and Cersei is, though on a lesser scale than Joffrey and the High Sparrow
04:25:09 PM Jul 26th 2017
The Tony Stark examples under MCU are getting a little hard to read. Maybe split them off from the rest? Or make an entire folder?
04:43:31 AM Feb 28th 2014
Real Life section removed per vote and discussion in Real Life section maintenance thread.
02:27:53 AM Feb 23rd 2014
  • Yami Bakura from Yu-Gi-Oh! became Yami Yugi/Pharaon Atem's archnemesis after Yami Yugi in his past life in Ancient Egypt raided Yami Bakura's home village.

This is in no way an example; it's not accurate. Set's father led the raid on the village of thieves to gain the blood and souls needed to forge the Millenium Items. Yami/Atem's father didn't even know that it had happened until after the fact. Once he learned, he offered his life in restitution for the massacre, his death bringing Yami to the throne. The child who would become Thief Master Bakura was the only survivor, and Yami's father sacrificed his life when Bakura was an adult. Think of how old the young Yami must have been when the massacre took place.
12:04:21 PM Jan 20th 2013
Is there an opposite trope to this one—a Create Your Own Hero, where the villain inadvertently creates his/her own nemesis?
07:48:13 AM Feb 8th 2013
You're right! It should have a more universal term. Maybe, "Make My Destroyer."
07:51:46 AM Feb 8th 2013
Nice Job Breaking It, Herod! covers part of it.
03:17:00 PM Nov 16th 2012
I think this trope may be in need of repair. There seem to be a lot of entries that are just the hero stopping a villain when they were small time and the villain swearing revenge rather than any malice or neglect on the part of the hero ultimately causing the villain to commit crimes.
01:29:58 AM May 17th 2012
Is this limited to Superheroes, or anyone?
08:55:32 AM May 17th 2012
Anyone. It's a basic trope about character development and unintended effects of the protagonists' actions.
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