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02:23:27 AM Jul 14th 2014
There’s a huge problem with this article, and that is most of these are indistinguishable from a combination of Well-Intentioned Extremist and The End Justifies The Means. Light Yagami in the Death Note entry kills innocent people strictly to save his own neck, not to silence criticism the way Misa and Mikami do, and the woman from the Not Always Right entry gave a reason she thinks she’s ‘righteous’ (she does a lot of proselytising), which gives her enough ‘moral credit’, so to speak, to get a pass on being late, especially since it was the reason she was late in the first place. Even the page quote feels more like a case of Moral Myopia or something like that than ‘I’m good, so what I do is good’.
02:29:05 AM Jul 14th 2014
The tropes are different, though.

A Tautological Templar believes they are good and that anything they do is also good. The End Justifies The Means and Well-Intentioned Extremist have their "is it good?" standards set outside, so to speak.
12:14:04 PM Feb 24th 2014
What is the difference between Knight Templar and Tautological Templar? I'm not seeing much difference between them.
06:22:38 PM Feb 24th 2014
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The Knight Templar is the character who goes to extremes Jumping Off the Slippery Slope to eliminate perceived "evils."

A Tautological Templar is the rationalization (and Logical Fallacy) that is sometimes (but not always) behind such a character: basically "I'm a good guy because I say I'm a good guy. How dare you question me!"

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