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* The issues of ''ComicBook/TalesFromTheDarkMultiverse'' dealing with ''ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman'' sees ComicBook/LoisLane devolve into one of these after she does a FusionDance with the Eradicator in her ExcessiveMourning, leading her to directly or indirectly kill several villains and even heroes.

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* The issues of ''ComicBook/TalesFromTheDarkMultiverse'' dealing with ''ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman'' sees ComicBook/LoisLane devolve into one of these after she does a FusionDance with the Eradicator in her ExcessiveMourning, leading her to directly or indirectly kill several villains and even heroes.


** Sergei Kravinoff aka Kraven the Hunter one of Spider-Man's greatest villains is also one of the biggest Blood Knights in the Marvel universe. In Africa, he hunted and killed every single animal that walks, crawls and slithers and had every intention of hunting Spider-Man down as well ''and does so with a passion''. Spidey is such a WorthyOpponent to Kraven that failing each time to kill him just makes even more hell bent to destroy Spider-Man, even when with the [[VillainTeamUp Sinister Six]] Kraven often complains, saying he "doesn't hunt in a pack" and would rather kill Spidey on his own. [[MasterofDisguise The Chameleon]] even asks his half brother why he’s so cheery in face of Spider-Man's strength and Kraven answers, in true blood Knight fashion.

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** Sergei Kravinoff aka Kraven the Hunter one of Spider-Man's greatest villains is also one of the biggest Blood Knights in the Marvel universe. In Africa, he hunted and killed every single animal that walks, crawls and slithers and had every intention of hunting Spider-Man down as well ''and does so with a passion''. Spidey is such a WorthyOpponent to Kraven that failing each time to kill him just makes even more hell bent to destroy Spider-Man, even when with the [[VillainTeamUp Sinister Six]] Kraven often complains, saying he "doesn't hunt in a pack" and would rather kill Spidey on his own. [[MasterofDisguise The Chameleon]] even asks his half brother why he’s so cheery in face of Spider-Man's strength and Kraven answers, in true blood Blood Knight fashion.


** ComicBook/{{Carnage}} a true AxCrazy psychopath makes [[ComicBook/{{Venom}} Eddie Brock]] look like the picture of mental health in comparison, Carnage butchers people with gleeful abandon, he even once misquoted Ben Grimm's catchphrase to fit his own sadistic style.

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** ComicBook/{{Carnage}} a true AxCrazy psychopath who makes [[ComicBook/{{Venom}} Eddie Brock]] look like the picture of mental health in comparison, Carnage butchers people with gleeful abandon, he even once misquoted Ben Grimm's catchphrase to fit his own sadistic style.



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* The issues of ''ComicBook/TalesFromTheDarkMultiverse'' dealing with ''ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman'' sees ComicBook/LoisLane devolve into one of these after she does a FusionDance with the Eradicator in her ExcessiveMourning, leading her to directly or indirectly kill several villains and even heroes.


* SelfDemonstrating/{{Lobo}} is a massive one, which explains his chosen of profession of intergalactic BountyHunter. Lobo will gleefully fight anyone and anything including Superman, the Justice League or Santa Claus (whom he murdered). Lobo also killed his own race and nuked his own planet for a science project... [[MagnificentBastard and gave himself an A afterward]].

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* SelfDemonstrating/{{Lobo}} is a massive one, which explains his chosen of profession of intergalactic intergalactic BountyHunter. Lobo will gleefully fight anyone and anything including Superman, the Justice League or Santa Claus (whom he murdered). Lobo also killed his own race and nuked his own planet for a science project... [[MagnificentBastard and gave himself an A afterward]].



** Sergei Kravinoff aka Kraven the Hunter one of Spider-Man's greatest villains is also one of the biggest Blood Knights in the Marvel universe. In Africa, he hunted and killed every single animal that walks, crawls and slithers and had every intention of hunting Spider-Man down as well ''and does so with a passion''. Spidey is such a WorthyOpponent to Kraven that failing each time to kill him just makes even more hell bent to destroy Spider-Man, even when with the [[VillainTeamUp Sinister Six]] Kraven often complains, saying he "doesn't hunt in a pack" and would rather kill Spidey on his own. [[MasterofDisguise The Chameleon]] even asks his half brother why so cheery in face of Spider-Man's strength and Kraven answers, in true blood Knight fashion.

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** Sergei Kravinoff aka Kraven the Hunter one of Spider-Man's greatest villains is also one of the biggest Blood Knights in the Marvel universe. In Africa, he hunted and killed every single animal that walks, crawls and slithers and had every intention of hunting Spider-Man down as well ''and does so with a passion''. Spidey is such a WorthyOpponent to Kraven that failing each time to kill him just makes even more hell bent to destroy Spider-Man, even when with the [[VillainTeamUp Sinister Six]] Kraven often complains, saying he "doesn't hunt in a pack" and would rather kill Spidey on his own. [[MasterofDisguise The Chameleon]] even asks his half brother why he’s so cheery in face of Spider-Man's strength and Kraven answers, in true blood Knight fashion.


* SelfDemonstrating/{{Lobo}} is a massive one, which explains his chosen of profession of intergalactic BountyHunter. Lobo will gleefully fight anyone and anything including Superman, the Justice League or Santa Claus (whom he murdered). Lobo also killed his own race and nuked his own planet for a science project... [[MagnificentBastard and gave himself an A afterward]].






** Sergei Kravinoff aka Kraven the Hunter one of Spider-Man's greatest villains is also one of the biggest Blood Knights in the Marvel universe. In Africa, he hunted and killed every single animal that walks, crawls and slithers and had every intention of hunting Spider-Man down as well ''and does so with a passion''. Spidey is such a WorthyOpponent to Kraven that failing each time to kill him just makes even more hell bent to destroy Spider-Man, even when with [[VillainTeamUp Sinister Six]] Kraven often complains, saying he "doesn't hunt in a pack" and would rather kill Spidey on his own. [[MasterofDisguise The Chameleon]] even asks his half brother why so cheery in face of Spider-Man's strength and Kraven answers, in true blood Knight fashion.

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** Sergei Kravinoff aka Kraven the Hunter one of Spider-Man's greatest villains is also one of the biggest Blood Knights in the Marvel universe. In Africa, he hunted and killed every single animal that walks, crawls and slithers and had every intention of hunting Spider-Man down as well ''and does so with a passion''. Spidey is such a WorthyOpponent to Kraven that failing each time to kill him just makes even more hell bent to destroy Spider-Man, even when with the [[VillainTeamUp Sinister Six]] Kraven often complains, saying he "doesn't hunt in a pack" and would rather kill Spidey on his own. [[MasterofDisguise The Chameleon]] even asks his half brother why so cheery in face of Spider-Man's strength and Kraven answers, in true blood Knight fashion.


** ''ComicBook/{{Shakara}}'': Warlord Skulka, Supreme Khan of the Xorn Empire, lives only to kill as many as he can manage, as he loves combat and destroying civilizations more than anything. In truth, he's become bored after he helped with the destruction of the Shakara, once the strongest species in the galaxy, as he doesn't feel anyone can match them.

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** ''ComicBook/{{Shakara}}'': Warlord Skulka, Supreme Khan of the Xorn Empire, lives only to kill as many as he can manage, as he loves combat conquering and destroying civilizations more than anything. In truth, he's become bored after he helped with the destruction of the Shakara, once the strongest species in the galaxy, as he doesn't feel anyone can match them.


** Bruce's cousin [[ComicBook/{{Batwoman}} Kate]] is similar; she has a tendency to smile or grin before or during her fights, but doesn't take it too far.



** ComicBook/{{Artemis}} unlike Diana who (outside the New 52 and Rebirth) usually prefers to avoid conflict and fighting when at all possible and often talks her opponents down or uses her lasso to make them realize the horror of what they've done/are trying to do Artemis on the other hand absolutely loves a good fight. She will charge in and turn a situation into a brawl even if a peaceful resolution is at hand. After some character development she backs down a little from this but she'd still prefer fighting to talk to her opponents.

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** ComicBook/{{Artemis}} unlike Unlike Diana who (outside the New 52 and Rebirth) usually prefers to avoid conflict and fighting when at all possible and often talks her opponents down or uses her lasso to make them realize the horror of what they've done/are trying to do Artemis on the other hand do, ComicBook/{{Artemis}} absolutely loves a good fight. She will charge in and turn a situation into a brawl even if a peaceful resolution is at hand. After some character development she backs down a little from this but she'd still prefer fighting to talk to her opponents.


* ComicBook/{{Bullseye}} dear christ, even among the vilest of Marvel's RoguesGallery he stands out as a AxCrazy PsychoForHire {{Sadist}} who makes the likes of Doctor Doom and Norman Osborn look sane and rational. Bullseye takes vicious (sometimes sexual) delight in combat like when impaled ComicBook/{{Elektra}} with her sai, and once threatened to murder his ArchEnemy ComicBook/{{Daredevil}}'s family, all his ninja friends "''then have a sandwich''". Bullseye also takes pride in his killing and his main beef with Daredevil is the fact '''[[ImprobableAimingSkills he made him miss]]'''.

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* ComicBook/{{Bullseye}} dear christ, even among the vilest of Marvel's RoguesGallery he stands out as a AxCrazy PsychoForHire {{Sadist}} who makes the likes of Doctor Doom and Norman Osborn look sane and rational. Bullseye takes vicious (sometimes sexual) delight in combat combat, like when he impaled ComicBook/{{Elektra}} with her sai, and once threatened to murder his ArchEnemy ComicBook/{{Daredevil}}'s family, all his ninja friends "''then have a sandwich''". Bullseye also takes pride in his killing and his main beef with Daredevil is the fact '''[[ImprobableAimingSkills he made him miss]]'''.


** In New 52, Ares isn’t villainous or blood hungry at all and plays the MentorArchetype to Diana.
** ComicBook/{{Artemis}} unlike Diana who (outside the New 52 and Rebirth) prefers to avoid conflict and fighting when at all possible and often talks her opponents down or uses her lasso to make them realize the horror of what they've done/are trying to do Artemis on the other hand absolutely loves a good fight. She will charge in and turn a situation into a brawl even if a peaceful resolution is at hand. After some character development she backs down a little from this but she'd still prefer fighting to talk to her opponents.

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** *** In New 52, Ares isn’t villainous or blood hungry at all and plays the MentorArchetype to Diana.
** ComicBook/{{Artemis}} unlike Diana who (outside the New 52 and Rebirth) usually prefers to avoid conflict and fighting when at all possible and often talks her opponents down or uses her lasso to make them realize the horror of what they've done/are trying to do Artemis on the other hand absolutely loves a good fight. She will charge in and turn a situation into a brawl even if a peaceful resolution is at hand. After some character development she backs down a little from this but she'd still prefer fighting to talk to her opponents.



* [[Comicbook/TheAvengers Avengers]] arch-foe Kang the Conqueror. He was a native of a peaceful age in humanity's future. Kang thought peace was boring, so he donned a futuristic combat suit and used TimeTravel to become a conqueror of all time and space.
* ''The Champion'': This member of Marvel's ''Elders of the Universe'' is this trope personified. Each of the Elders remains immortal through single-minded pursuit of their particular monomania. ''The Obliterator'' also fits the description, is dedicated to the destruction of living things..

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* [[Comicbook/TheAvengers Avengers]] arch-foe Kang the Conqueror. He was a native of a peaceful age in humanity's future. Kang thought peace was boring, so he donned a futuristic combat suit and used TimeTravel to become a conqueror of all time and space.
space. Also Kang never exploits time manipulation to wipe out The Avengers simply because he wants a [[LetsFightLikeGentlemen fair battle]] which is surprisingly [[HonourBeforeReason honourable for a villain]].
* ''The Champion'': This member of Marvel's ''Elders of the Universe'' is this trope personified. Each of the Elders remains immortal through single-minded pursuit of their particular monomania. ''The Obliterator'' also fits the description, is dedicated to the destruction of living things..things.



* ComicBook/{{Bullseye}} dear christ, even among the vilest of Marvel's RoguesGallery he stands out as AxCrazy PsychoForHire {{Sadist}} who makes the likes of Doctor Doom and Norman Osborn look sane and rational. Bullseye takes vicious (sometimes sexual) delight in combat like when impaled ComicBook/{{Elektra}} with her sai, and once threatened to murder his ArchEnemy ComicBook/{{Daredevil}}'s family, all his ninja friends "''then have a sandwich''". Bullseye also takes pride in his killing and his main beef with Daredevil is the fact '''[[ImprobableAimingSkills he made him miss]]'''.

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* ComicBook/{{Bullseye}} dear christ, even among the vilest of Marvel's RoguesGallery he stands out as a AxCrazy PsychoForHire {{Sadist}} who makes the likes of Doctor Doom and Norman Osborn look sane and rational. Bullseye takes vicious (sometimes sexual) delight in combat like when impaled ComicBook/{{Elektra}} with her sai, and once threatened to murder his ArchEnemy ComicBook/{{Daredevil}}'s family, all his ninja friends "''then have a sandwich''". Bullseye also takes pride in his killing and his main beef with Daredevil is the fact '''[[ImprobableAimingSkills he made him miss]]'''.



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* ''ComicBook/TheUltimates'': Hawkeye grows to relish battle as a means of coping with his family's death.


* ComicBook/{{Bullseye}} dear christ, even among the vilest of Marvel's RoguesGallery he stands out as AxCrazy PsychoForHire {{Sadist}} who makes the likes of Doctor Doom and Norman Osborn look sane and rational. Bullseye takes vicious delight in combat like when impaled ComicBook/{{Elektra}} with her sai, and once threatened to murder his ArchEnemy ComicBook/{{Daredevil}}'s family, all his ninja friends "then have a sandwich". Bullseye also takes pride in his killing and his main beef with Daredevil is the fact '''[[ImprobableAimingSkills he made him miss]]'''.

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* ComicBook/{{Bullseye}} dear christ, even among the vilest of Marvel's RoguesGallery he stands out as AxCrazy PsychoForHire {{Sadist}} who makes the likes of Doctor Doom and Norman Osborn look sane and rational. Bullseye takes vicious (sometimes sexual) delight in combat like when impaled ComicBook/{{Elektra}} with her sai, and once threatened to murder his ArchEnemy ComicBook/{{Daredevil}}'s family, all his ninja friends "then "''then have a sandwich".sandwich''". Bullseye also takes pride in his killing and his main beef with Daredevil is the fact '''[[ImprobableAimingSkills he made him miss]]'''.



* ComicBook/SpiderMan. ''No, seriously''. Peter enjoys fighting as Spider-Man so much that sometimes, early on Spidey even showed disappointment at the common {{Mooks}} who can't do much more than "tickle" him. [[AfraidofTheirOwnStrength He even holds back]] the majority of the time because just knocking thugs out would be too easy - and [[OneHitKill also dangerous]] (as Doc Ock discovers while [[GrandTheftMe controlling]] Peter's body, when he hits the Scorpion so hard he ''punches his jaw off''). Earlier in his career, Spidey often picked fights with Human Torch, Wolverine, and even the goddamn Hulk just because he wants a good scrape - though in the latter case, it was because he'd hit the DespairEventHorizon after it looked like Mary Jane had died in a plane crash and wanted to “feel” some time again. While the Hulk was initially annoyed at Spidey’s attack he instead offered sympathy after realizing what had happened, having lost his own wife. In Nick Spencer’s run, Peter has an EnemyWithout situation and the “Spider-Man” half is a complete Blood Knight, smashing villains and damaging New York simply for fun with no sense of responsibility that defines Spidey. Before Peter and Spider-Man fuse together again, Spidey tells his alter ego that he shouldn’t be too ashamed of having some fun while crime-fighting.

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* ComicBook/SpiderMan. ''No, seriously''. Peter enjoys fighting as Spider-Man so much that sometimes, in early on comics Spidey even showed disappointment at the common {{Mooks}} who can't do much more than "tickle" him. [[AfraidofTheirOwnStrength He even holds back]] the majority of the time because just knocking thugs out would be too easy - and [[OneHitKill also dangerous]] (as Doc Ock discovers while [[GrandTheftMe controlling]] Peter's body, when he hits the Scorpion so hard he ''punches his jaw off''). Earlier in his career, Spidey often picked fights with Human Torch, Wolverine, and even the goddamn Hulk just because he wants a good scrape - though in the latter case, it was because he'd hit the DespairEventHorizon after it looked like Mary Jane had died in a plane crash and wanted to “feel” some time again. While the Hulk was initially annoyed at Spidey’s attack he instead offered sympathy after realizing what had happened, having lost his own wife. In Nick Spencer’s run, Peter has an EnemyWithout situation and the “Spider-Man” half is a complete Blood Knight, smashing villains and damaging New York simply for fun with no sense of responsibility that defines Spidey. Before Peter and Spider-Man fuse together again, Spidey tells his alter ego that he shouldn’t be too ashamed of having some fun while crime-fighting.



** Sergei Kravinoff aka Kraven the Hunter one of Spider-Man's greatest villains is one of the biggest Blood Knight in the Marvel universe. In Africa he hunted and killed every single animal that walks, crawls and slithers and had every intention of hunting Spider-Man down as well and does so with a passion. Spidey is such a WorthyOpponent to Kraven that failing each time to kill him just makes even more hell bent to destroy Spider-Man, even when with [[VillainTeamUp Sinister Six]] Kraven often complains, saying he "doesn't hunt in a pack" and would rather kill Spidey on his own. [[MasterofDisguise The Chameleon]] even asks his half brother why so cheery in face of Spider-Man's strength and Kraven answers, in true blood Knight fashion.

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** Sergei Kravinoff aka Kraven the Hunter one of Spider-Man's greatest villains is also one of the biggest Blood Knight Knights in the Marvel universe. In Africa Africa, he hunted and killed every single animal that walks, crawls and slithers and had every intention of hunting Spider-Man down as well and ''and does so with a passion.passion''. Spidey is such a WorthyOpponent to Kraven that failing each time to kill him just makes even more hell bent to destroy Spider-Man, even when with [[VillainTeamUp Sinister Six]] Kraven often complains, saying he "doesn't hunt in a pack" and would rather kill Spidey on his own. [[MasterofDisguise The Chameleon]] even asks his half brother why so cheery in face of Spider-Man's strength and Kraven answers, in true blood Knight fashion.



** [[spoiler:''ComicBook/KravensLastHunt'' is the penultimate example of Kraven's desire to conquer Spider-Man, after many years of failing. Kraven hunts down Spidey and seemly kills him and buries Peter in a grave. Kraven then dresses up as Spider-Man himself and hunts down criminals for a time but unlike Peter he kills mooks he finds. Spider-Man then wakes from the tranquilizer Kraven shot him with and [[RiseFromYourGrave digs his way out of his grave]] and seeks out Kraven who explains he has ''conquered'' Spider-Man by proving he could kill him at any time as well be a "better" Spider-Man than him. Kraven then infamously commits suicide as he fulfilled his purpose, [[DeathIsCheap but comics being comics]] ''he was resurrected'']].

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** [[spoiler:''ComicBook/KravensLastHunt'' is the penultimate example of Kraven's desire to conquer Spider-Man, after many years of failing. Kraven hunts down Spidey and seemly kills him and buries Peter in a grave. Kraven then dresses up as Spider-Man himself and hunts down criminals for a time but unlike Peter Peter, he kills mooks the goons he finds. Spider-Man then wakes from the tranquilizer Kraven shot him with and [[RiseFromYourGrave digs his way out of his grave]] and seeks out Kraven who explains he has ''conquered'' Spider-Man by proving he could kill him at any time as well be a "better" Spider-Man than him. Kraven then infamously commits suicide as he fulfilled his purpose, [[DeathIsCheap but comics being comics]] ''he was resurrected'']].



** Juggernaut is this too. He is compelled to revel in wanton destruction of his own making by the powers of Cyttorak that fuel his strength. In fact, if the Juggernaut isn't engaging in indiscriminate violence for the sake of indiscriminate violence, he actually gets weaker.

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** Juggernaut TheJuggernaut is this too. He is compelled to revel in wanton destruction of his own making by the powers of Cyttorak that fuel his strength. In fact, if the Juggernaut isn't engaging in indiscriminate violence for the sake of indiscriminate violence, he actually gets weaker.



** ComicBook/{{Nightcrawler}} he isn’t considered a {{Swashbuckler}} for nothing and while he’s also quite pious and morally just that doesn’t seem to stop Nightcrawler from laughing like crazy during a TeleportSpam and DualWielding cutlasses.
** ComicBook/{{Gambit}}... jeez you’d think a thief would be more subtle but Gambit goes out of his way to have as much fun as he can in a fight and won’t back down from even the likes of Wolverine and Sabertooth. It’s best shown during the Claremont era when Gambit was once up against a pack of Skrulls pretending to be the Star Jammers and despite being completely outnumbered, when a huge female Skrull asked if really thought he stood a chance Gambit replied with a smile “Now. Mam’selle more’n ever. Shall we Party?”.

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** ComicBook/{{Nightcrawler}} ComicBook/{{Nightcrawler}}, he isn’t considered a {{Swashbuckler}} for nothing and while he’s also quite pious and morally just that doesn’t seem to stop Nightcrawler from laughing like crazy during a TeleportSpam and DualWielding cutlasses.
** ComicBook/{{Gambit}}... jeez ComicBook/{{Gambit}}, you’d think a thief would be more subtle subtle, but Gambit goes out of his way to have as much fun as he can in a fight and won’t back down from even the likes of Wolverine and Sabertooth. It’s best shown during the Claremont era when Gambit was once up against a pack of Skrulls pretending to be the Star Jammers and despite being completely outnumbered, when a huge female Skrull asked if really thought he stood a chance Gambit replied with a smile “Now.“[[PreAsskickingOneLiner Now. Mam’selle more’n ever. Shall we Party?”.Party?]]”.



** ''ComicBook/ButtonMan'': Harry Exton becomes a pretty notorious Button Man because he prefers to kill all his opponents, whereas wounding them is considered sufficient to win a match and actualy preferred as it leaves the Button Man available for further matches.

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** ''ComicBook/ButtonMan'': Harry Exton becomes a pretty notorious Button Man because he prefers to kill all his opponents, whereas wounding them is considered sufficient to win a match and actualy actually preferred as it leaves the Button Man available for further matches.


** ''ComicBook/AllStarBatmanAndRobinTheBoyWonder'': Frank Miller takes this side of Batman to a outrageous character breaking degree as Batman is literally burning criminals alive and then having sex with Black Canary because he feels ''so alive''.

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** ''ComicBook/AllStarBatmanAndRobinTheBoyWonder'': Frank Miller takes this side of Batman to a an outrageous character breaking degree as Batman is literally burning criminals alive and then having sex with Black Canary because he feels ''so alive''.



** Though she's more often than not portrayed as affectionate, reasonable and a force for peace, being raised by combat-ready [[LadyLand Amazonians]] since she was just a little girl has had ''this'' effect on Diana. It's fairly common to see her smiling broadly while fighting demons, gods and any super villains dumb enough to challenge her. The ''ComicBook/New52'' [[DarkerAndEdgier takes this even further]] as she’s shown having a whale of a time fighting ComicBook/{{Darkseid}}, gleefully slaughtering criminals and she even becomes the Goddess of War herself. However it's subverted as the effects of becoming a god take a heavy toll on Diana leading to some FreakOut moments for her. ComicBook/DCRebirth dials it back making Diana much less blood thirsty although she’s still more eager to hack villains apart with her CoolSword than her colleges/friends Superman and Batman [[ThouShallNotKill would like]].
** ComicBook/{{Cheetah}} literally lives off this trope as Barbara Minerva serves the ''Goddess of the Hunt'' and seeks to glorify the deity by killing any WorthyOpponent or prey which puts her at odds with Wonder Woman who see also seeks to battle and kill. Whenever Cheeth teams up a [[VillainTeamUp super villain team]] her only real goal is to kill Diana and she couldn't care less for planet conquest unless it spoils her hunting, she even collects the skulls and bones of her prey as trinkets. Her ending in ''VideoGame/Injustice2'' has her forcing Brainiac (before [[OffWithHisHead beheading him]]) to create a world where she can hunt and kill freely without interference.
** Ares [[WarGod naturally]]. He became Diana's biggest enemy because he is counterpoint to her efforts to prove mankind are worthy of protecting. Par for the course Ares lives off conflict and fighting him especially on a battlefield will power up him up. After agreeing to stop trying to incite wars and influence humans he even restyles himself the “The God of Conflict” to get power from any conflict in ''ComicBook/WonderWoman1987''. Being the embodiment of war means he has plenty weaknesses, specifically ThePowerOfLove and when war is non-existent on Earth (e.g Injustice) means Ares is super weak and on verge of death.

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** Though she's more often than not portrayed as affectionate, reasonable and a force for peace, being raised by combat-ready [[LadyLand Amazonians]] since she was just a little girl has had ''this'' effect on Diana. It's fairly common to see her smiling broadly while fighting demons, gods and any super villains dumb enough to challenge her. The ''ComicBook/New52'' [[DarkerAndEdgier takes this even further]] as she’s shown having a whale of a time fighting time-fighting ComicBook/{{Darkseid}}, gleefully slaughtering criminals and she even becomes the Goddess of War herself. However However, it's subverted as the effects of becoming a god take a heavy toll on Diana leading to some FreakOut moments for her. ComicBook/DCRebirth dials it back making Diana much less blood thirsty although she’s still more eager to hack villains apart with her CoolSword than her colleges/friends Superman and Batman [[ThouShallNotKill would like]].
** ComicBook/{{Cheetah}} literally lives off this trope as Barbara Minerva serves the ''Goddess of the Hunt'' and seeks to glorify the deity by killing any WorthyOpponent or prey which puts her at odds with Wonder Woman who see also seeks to battle and kill. usually desire peace. Whenever Cheeth Cheetah teams up a [[VillainTeamUp super villain team]] her only real goal is to kill Diana and she couldn't care less for planet conquest conquest, unless it spoils her hunting, she even collects the skulls and bones of her prey as trinkets. Her ending in ''VideoGame/Injustice2'' has her forcing Brainiac (before [[OffWithHisHead beheading him]]) to create a world where she can hunt and kill freely without interference.
** Ares [[WarGod naturally]]. He became Diana's biggest enemy because he is a counterpoint to her efforts to prove mankind are is worthy of protecting. Par for the course Ares lives off conflict and fighting him especially on a battlefield will power up to him up. After agreeing to stop trying to incite wars and influence humans he even restyles himself the “The God of Conflict” to get power from any conflict in ''ComicBook/WonderWoman1987''. Being the embodiment of war means he has plenty of weaknesses, specifically ThePowerOfLove and when war is non-existent on Earth (e.g Injustice) means Ares is super weak and on verge of death.



** ComicBook/{{Artemis}} unlike Diana who (outside the New 52 and Rebirth) prefers to avoid conflict and fighting when at all possible and often talks her opponents down or uses her lasso to make them realize the horror of what they've done/are trying to do Artemis on the other hand absolutely loves a good fight. She will charge in and turn a situation into a brawl even if a peaceful resolution is at hand. After some character development she backs down a little from this but she'd still prefer fighting to talking to her opponents.

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** ComicBook/{{Artemis}} unlike Diana who (outside the New 52 and Rebirth) prefers to avoid conflict and fighting when at all possible and often talks her opponents down or uses her lasso to make them realize the horror of what they've done/are trying to do Artemis on the other hand absolutely loves a good fight. She will charge in and turn a situation into a brawl even if a peaceful resolution is at hand. After some character development she backs down a little from this but she'd still prefer fighting to talking talk to her opponents.



* ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} is quick-tempered, fierce and proactive, and several writers have interpreted her hotbloodedness as passion for fighting. In ''[[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Justice League United]]'', the team runs into a gathering of bounty hunters and Kara is ''giddy'' because she has to punch them.

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* ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} is quick-tempered, fierce and proactive, and several writers have interpreted her hotbloodedness as a passion for fighting. In ''[[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Justice League United]]'', the team runs into a gathering of bounty hunters and Kara is ''giddy'' because she has to punch them.



* The Comedian of ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'' gleefully admits that he is also partially this trope along with mostly PsychoForHire. It's at least to an extent a product of his worldview, as he seems to act this way mostly because he acts the way he feels the world actually is. However unlike truer examples he doesn't take it lightly into being slashed, brutalised and on the receiving end, since for him it is less about challenge and more about thrill-killing.

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* The Comedian of ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'' gleefully admits that he is also partially this trope along with mostly PsychoForHire. It's at least to an extent a product of his worldview, as he seems to act this way mostly because he acts the way he feels the world actually is. However unlike truer examples he doesn't take it lightly into being slashed, brutalised brutalized and on the receiving end, end since for him it is less about the challenge and more about thrill-killing.
** Rorschach as well, his thought bubble upon seeing a rapist accosting a woman in front of him, only to look around [[OhCrap and see him]] is simply "Sometimes the night is generous to me".



* ''ComicBook/TheChampion'': This member of Marvel's ''Elders of the Universe'' is this trope personified. Each of the Elders remains immortal through single minded pursuit of their particular monomania. ''ComicBook/TheObliterator'' also fits the description, being dedicated to the destruction of living things..
* All the Comicbook/DarkAvengers (except Comicbook/TheSentry, Moonstone, and maybe Marvel Boy). The rest of them just love to hunt and kill, or beat the everloving shit out of real heroes.

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* ''ComicBook/TheChampion'': ''The Champion'': This member of Marvel's ''Elders of the Universe'' is this trope personified. Each of the Elders remains immortal through single minded single-minded pursuit of their particular monomania. ''ComicBook/TheObliterator'' ''The Obliterator'' also fits the description, being is dedicated to the destruction of living things..
* All the Comicbook/DarkAvengers (except Comicbook/TheSentry, Moonstone, and maybe Marvel Boy). The rest of them just love to hunt and kill, kill or beat the everloving shit out of real heroes.heroes.
* ComicBook/{{Bullseye}} dear christ, even among the vilest of Marvel's RoguesGallery he stands out as AxCrazy PsychoForHire {{Sadist}} who makes the likes of Doctor Doom and Norman Osborn look sane and rational. Bullseye takes vicious delight in combat like when impaled ComicBook/{{Elektra}} with her sai, and once threatened to murder his ArchEnemy ComicBook/{{Daredevil}}'s family, all his ninja friends "then have a sandwich". Bullseye also takes pride in his killing and his main beef with Daredevil is the fact '''[[ImprobableAimingSkills he made him miss]]'''.



-->'''Deadpool:''' Yay, now is fighty time, fighty time, blood blood blood!
* ComicBook/SpiderMan. ''No, seriously''. Peter enjoys fighting as Spider-Man so much that sometimes, early on Spidey even showed disappointment at the common {{Mooks}} who can't do much more than "tickle" him. [[AfraidofTheirOwnStrength He even holds back]] the majority of the time because just knocking thugs out would be too easy - and [[OneHitKill also dangerous]] (as Doc Ock discovers while [[GrandTheftMe controlling]] Peter's body, when he hits the Scorpion so hard he ''punches his jaw off''). Earlier in his career, Spidey often picked fights with Human Torch, Wolverine, and even the goddamn Hulk just because he wants a good scrape - though in the latter case, it was because he'd hit the DespairEventHorizon after it looked like Mary Jane had died in a plane crash and wanted to “feel” some time again. While the Hulk was initially annoyed at Spidey’s attack he instead offered sympathy after realizing what had happened, having lost his own wife. In Nick Spencer’s run, Peter has an EnemyWithout situation and the “Spider-Man” half is a complete Blood Knight, smashing villains and damaging New York simply for fun with no sense of responsibility that defines Spidey. Before Peter and Spider-Man fuse together again, Spidey tells his alter ego that he shouldn’t be too ashamed of having some fun while crime fighting.

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-->'''Deadpool:''' Yay, now is fighty fighting time, fighty time, blood blood blood!
* ComicBook/SpiderMan. ''No, seriously''. Peter enjoys fighting as Spider-Man so much that sometimes, early on Spidey even showed disappointment at the common {{Mooks}} who can't do much more than "tickle" him. [[AfraidofTheirOwnStrength He even holds back]] the majority of the time because just knocking thugs out would be too easy - and [[OneHitKill also dangerous]] (as Doc Ock discovers while [[GrandTheftMe controlling]] Peter's body, when he hits the Scorpion so hard he ''punches his jaw off''). Earlier in his career, Spidey often picked fights with Human Torch, Wolverine, and even the goddamn Hulk just because he wants a good scrape - though in the latter case, it was because he'd hit the DespairEventHorizon after it looked like Mary Jane had died in a plane crash and wanted to “feel” some time again. While the Hulk was initially annoyed at Spidey’s attack he instead offered sympathy after realizing what had happened, having lost his own wife. In Nick Spencer’s run, Peter has an EnemyWithout situation and the “Spider-Man” half is a complete Blood Knight, smashing villains and damaging New York simply for fun with no sense of responsibility that defines Spidey. Before Peter and Spider-Man fuse together again, Spidey tells his alter ego that he shouldn’t be too ashamed of having some fun while crime fighting.crime-fighting.



** Kaine, Peter's clone, and the current Scarlet Spider remains this even after his HeelFaceTurn. Before, it was a product of his mental instability and the constant agony he was in, both caused by the imperfections in the cloning process. Now, it's the remains of his dark side, plus the fact that he really does not believe in ThouShaltNotKill (when faced with someone sufficiently evil).

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** Kaine, Peter's clone, and the current Scarlet Spider remains remain this even after his HeelFaceTurn. Before, it was a product of his mental instability and the constant agony he was in, both caused by the imperfections in the cloning process. Now, it's the remains of his dark side, plus the fact that he really does not believe in ThouShaltNotKill (when faced with someone sufficiently evil).evil).
** ComicBook/{{Carnage}} a true AxCrazy psychopath makes [[ComicBook/{{Venom}} Eddie Brock]] look like the picture of mental health in comparison, Carnage butchers people with gleeful abandon, he even once misquoted Ben Grimm's catchphrase to fit his own sadistic style.
-->'''Carnage''': Check out my Thing impression: '''"IT'S MURDERIN' TIME!"'''



** [[spoiler:''ComicBook/KravensLastHunt'' is penultimate example of Kraven's desire to conquer Spider-Man, after many years of failing. Kraven hunts down Spidey and seemly kills him and buries Peter in a grave. Kraven then dresses up as Spider-Man himself and hunts down criminals for a time but unlike Peter he kills mooks he finds. Spider-Man then wakes from the tranquilizer Kraven shot him with and [[RiseFromYourGrave digs his way out of his grave]] and seeks out Kraven who explains he has ''conquered'' Spider-Man by proving he could kill him at any time as well be a "better" Spider-Man than him. Kraven then infamously commits suicide as he fulfilled his purpose, [[DeathIsCheap but comics being comics]] ''he was resurrected'']].

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** [[spoiler:''ComicBook/KravensLastHunt'' is the penultimate example of Kraven's desire to conquer Spider-Man, after many years of failing. Kraven hunts down Spidey and seemly kills him and buries Peter in a grave. Kraven then dresses up as Spider-Man himself and hunts down criminals for a time but unlike Peter he kills mooks he finds. Spider-Man then wakes from the tranquilizer Kraven shot him with and [[RiseFromYourGrave digs his way out of his grave]] and seeks out Kraven who explains he has ''conquered'' Spider-Man by proving he could kill him at any time as well be a "better" Spider-Man than him. Kraven then infamously commits suicide as he fulfilled his purpose, [[DeathIsCheap but comics being comics]] ''he was resurrected'']].



* ComicBook/TheMightyThor loves fighting and proving his strength being very HotBlooded and has gone up against the strongest beings in the universe, though unlike other examples he's enough of a NiceGuy to settle things peacefully. However, when a challenge presents itself Thor can't help but heartily accept. Even when "unworthy" Thor still went all OneManArmy on hordes of beasts "fighting and failing... and fighting again".



* ComicBook/IncredibleHulk. Especially in his Greenscar and Joe Fixit personas.

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* ComicBook/IncredibleHulk. Especially in his Greenscar Greenscar, Joe Fixit, and Joe Fixit personas.Devil Hulk personas.
** One of Hulk's villains The Abomination, retains his intelligence when transformed, meaning all the destruction and fighting he does has no FreudianExcuse ''and is purely for shits and giggles''.



--->'''Castle:''' I caught a glimpse of heaven once... Then I was cast down. Back to a world of killers. Rapists. Psychos. Perverts. A brand new evil every minute, spewed out as fast as men can think them up. A world where pitching a criminal dwarf off a skyscraper to tell his fellow scum you're back is a sane and rational act. The angels thought it would be hell for me. ''[said "dwarf" hits the ground with a splat]'' But they were wrong. Welcome Back, Frank. Says New York City.
** This is only the tip of the Punisher iceberg. In ''ComicBook/ThePunisherBorn'', his origin story from [[ComicBook/ThePunisherMAX MAX imprint]], it's explained that Frank Castle was born Frank Castiglione, and changed his name to Castle because there was a limit on how many tours a solder could serve in Vietnam, and he wanted to go back for a third. During this third tour, Frank starts hearing a voice in his head egging him on to greater and greater feats of violence against his enemies, and taunting him with the fact that wars end, and eventually he would have to stop. The voice is never specifically explained, but it offers Frank a "war without end, for a price. All you have to do is say yes". Frank ignores the voice until it goes away, and goes about his mission. Later, his camp is overrun by 'Cong... while another soldier has ordered a napalm air-strike on the camp itself. As the bombs fall, the entire camp is incinerated as Frank says "YES". After the battle, all the Vietcong are dead, Frank's skin is covered in third degree burns, and he is standing in the middle of the bombed out camp, wielding a M16 with the butt smashed after bludgeoning several soldiers. The next scene is him coming out of the gate at an airport stateside, months after he has healed from his injuries. He goes to hug his family, when the voice returns for the first time, and says "Hey Frank... remember that price I talked about? Enjoy your time with them while you can."

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--->'''Castle:''' I caught a glimpse of heaven once... Then I was cast down. Back to a world of killers. Rapists. Psychos. Perverts. A brand new evil every minute, minute spewed out as fast as men can think them up. A world where pitching a criminal dwarf off a skyscraper to tell his fellow scum you're back is a sane and rational act. The angels thought it would be hell for me. ''[said "dwarf" hits the ground with a splat]'' But they were wrong. Welcome Back, Frank. Says New York City.
** This is only the tip of the Punisher iceberg. In ''ComicBook/ThePunisherBorn'', his origin story from [[ComicBook/ThePunisherMAX MAX imprint]], it's explained that Frank Castle was born Frank Castiglione, and changed his name to Castle because there was a limit on how many tours a solder could serve in Vietnam, and he wanted to go back for a third. During this third tour, Frank starts hearing a voice in his head egging him on to greater and greater feats of violence against his enemies, and taunting him with the fact that wars end, and eventually he would have to stop. The voice is never specifically explained, but it offers Frank a "war without end, for a price. All you have to do is say yes". Frank ignores the voice until it goes away, and goes about his mission. Later, his camp is overrun by 'Cong... while another soldier has ordered a napalm air-strike on the camp itself. As the bombs fall, the entire camp is incinerated as Frank says "YES". After the battle, all the Vietcong are dead, Frank's skin is covered in third degree burns, and he is standing in the middle of the bombed out camp, wielding a an M16 with the butt smashed after bludgeoning several soldiers. The next scene is him coming out of the gate at an airport stateside, months after he has healed from his injuries. He goes to hug his family, when the voice returns for the first time, and says "Hey Frank... remember that price I talked about? Enjoy your time with them while you can."



*** ComicBook/{{X23}} and ComicBook/{{Daken}} are also Blood Knights to mixed degrees, same as their dear father.



** ComicBook/{{Beast}} may be a GeniusBruiser poet and GentleGiant but due to his animalistic side he falls into this trope occasionally. It’s especially evident when he’s facing the aforementioned Juggernaut and has a huge smile on his blue furry face before flipping Jugs over. Sometimes DependingOnTheWriter Hank more civilised but other times he’s as enthusiastic about fighting as he is working on a scientific discovery.

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** ComicBook/{{Beast}} may be a GeniusBruiser poet and GentleGiant but due to his animalistic side side, he falls into this trope occasionally. It’s especially evident when he’s facing the aforementioned Juggernaut and has a huge smile on his blue furry face before flipping Jugs over. Sometimes DependingOnTheWriter Hank more civilised civilized but other times he’s as enthusiastic about fighting as he is working on a scientific discovery.discoveries.



** ComicBook/{{Gambit}}... jeez you’d think a theif would be more subtle but Gambit goes out of his way to have as much fun as he can in a fight and won’t back down from even the likes of Wolverine and Sabertooth. It’s best during the Claremont era when Gambit was up against a pack of Skrulls pretending to be the Star Jammers and despite being completely outnumbered, when a huge female Skrull asked if really thought he stood a chance Gambit replied with a smile “Now. Mam’selle more’n ever. Shall we Party?”.

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** ComicBook/{{Gambit}}... jeez you’d think a theif thief would be more subtle but Gambit goes out of his way to have as much fun as he can in a fight and won’t back down from even the likes of Wolverine and Sabertooth. It’s best shown during the Claremont era when Gambit was once up against a pack of Skrulls pretending to be the Star Jammers and despite being completely outnumbered, when a huge female Skrull asked if really thought he stood a chance Gambit replied with a smile “Now. Mam’selle more’n ever. Shall we Party?”.



* In ''Comicbook/{{Invincible}}'', Battle Beast brought peace and prosperity to his homeworld by beating the crap out of any and all threats. Unfortunately, he developed a taste for combat and left his world to seek out worthy foes. Unfortunately for him and just about anyone he fights, he's one of the strongest beings in the universe. So far, Thragg, the strongest Viltrumite alive, is the only one who has ever defeated Battle Beast [[spoiler:by snapping his neck in an instant. And after he recovers, Battle Beast is eager for a rematch.]]
* In ''Comicbook/SinCity'', Marv admits that he loves a good fight. Miho apparently does as well.

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* In ''Comicbook/{{Invincible}}'', Battle Beast brought peace and prosperity to his homeworld by beating the crap out of any and all threats. Unfortunately, he developed a taste for combat and left his world to seek out worthy foes. Unfortunately for him and just about anyone he fights, he's one of the strongest beings in the universe. So far, Thragg, the strongest Viltrumite alive, is the only one who has ever defeated Battle Beast [[spoiler:by snapping his neck in an instant. And after he recovers, Battle Beast is eager for a rematch.]]
When they do face again, Thragg gets his guts sliced open by a third party, not willing to accept any advantage Battle Beast cuts his guts open as well so it can be a fair match. Oh and the ensuing fight between Thragg and Battle beast ''lasted days'', even Thragg had developed some begrudging respect for BB before killing him.]]
* In ''Comicbook/SinCity'', Marv admits that he loves a good fight. Miho apparently does as well. Actually, you can add Dwight and the Girls of Old Town to the list as well, see ''The Big Fat Kill''.
-->'''Dwight''': The Valkyrie at my side is shouting and laughing with the pure hateful bloodthirsty joy of the slaughter and so am I.


* ComicBook/SpiderMan. ''No, seriously''. At the start of his career at least, Peter Parker enjoyed fighting as Spider-Man so much that sometimes, he even showed disappointment at the common {{Mooks}} who can't do much more than "tickle" him. [[AfraidofTheirOwnStrength He even holds back]] the majority of the time because just knocking thugs out would be too easy - and [[OneHitKill also dangerous]] (as Doc Ock discovers while [[GrandTheftMe controlling]] Peter's body, when he hits the Scorpion so hard he ''punches his jaw off''). Earlier in his career, Spidey often picked fights with Human Torch, Wolverine, and even the goddamn Hulk just because he wants a good scrape - though in the latter case, it was because he'd hit the DespairEventHorizon after it looked like Mary Jane had died in a plane crash and wanted to “feel” sometime again. While the Hulk was initially annoyed at Spidey’s attack he instead offered sympathy after realising what had happened, having lost his own wife. In Nick Spencer’s run, Peter has an EnemyWithout situation and the “Spider-Man” half is a complete Blood Knight, smashing villains and damaging New York simply for fun with no sense of responsibility that defines Spidey. Before Peter and Spider-Man fuse together again, Spidey tells his alter ego that he shouldn’t be too ashamed of having some fun while crime fighting.

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* ComicBook/SpiderMan. ''No, seriously''. At the start of his career at least, Peter Parker enjoyed enjoys fighting as Spider-Man so much that sometimes, he early on Spidey even showed disappointment at the common {{Mooks}} who can't do much more than "tickle" him. [[AfraidofTheirOwnStrength He even holds back]] the majority of the time because just knocking thugs out would be too easy - and [[OneHitKill also dangerous]] (as Doc Ock discovers while [[GrandTheftMe controlling]] Peter's body, when he hits the Scorpion so hard he ''punches his jaw off''). Earlier in his career, Spidey often picked fights with Human Torch, Wolverine, and even the goddamn Hulk just because he wants a good scrape - though in the latter case, it was because he'd hit the DespairEventHorizon after it looked like Mary Jane had died in a plane crash and wanted to “feel” sometime some time again. While the Hulk was initially annoyed at Spidey’s attack he instead offered sympathy after realising realizing what had happened, having lost his own wife. In Nick Spencer’s run, Peter has an EnemyWithout situation and the “Spider-Man” half is a complete Blood Knight, smashing villains and damaging New York simply for fun with no sense of responsibility that defines Spidey. Before Peter and Spider-Man fuse together again, Spidey tells his alter ego that he shouldn’t be too ashamed of having some fun while crime fighting.



** Kaine, Peter's clone, and the current Scarlet Spider, remains this even after his HeelFaceTurn. Before, it was a product of his mental instability and the constant agony he was in, both caused by the imperfections in the cloning process. Now, it's the remains of his dark side, plus the fact that he really does not believe in ThouShaltNotKill (when faced with someone sufficiently evil).

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** Kaine, Peter's clone, and the current Scarlet Spider, Spider remains this even after his HeelFaceTurn. Before, it was a product of his mental instability and the constant agony he was in, both caused by the imperfections in the cloning process. Now, it's the remains of his dark side, plus the fact that he really does not believe in ThouShaltNotKill (when faced with someone sufficiently evil).


'''Kraven:''' Of ''course'' I am he's kind of foe I've always wanted-- one to test my mettle to it's fullest! What ''triumph'' this will be for me! How sweet will be the fruits of my victory.

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'''Kraven:''' Of ''course'' I am am, he's kind of foe I've always wanted-- one to test my mettle to it's fullest! What ''triumph'' this will be for me! How sweet will be the fruits of my victory.

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