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* Cody in ''Fanfic/Digimon02TheStoryWeNeverTold''; even after the rest of the Digidestined accept that Ken is no longer the Digimon Emperor, he continues to insist that the Emperor is planning something and Ken's still evil, right up until [[spoiler:Ken is killed by Oikawa]].


** Try telling Cersei Lannister that fawning sycophants do not great allies make. Or that criticism aimed in her direction does not automatically make the person who came out with it a deadly enemy who must be put on the "future accident" list for her peace of mind. Well, she doesn't ''always'' do that: she also verbally abuses and belittles them enough to ''actually'' make them loathe her enough to become active roadblocks to her various plots and plans. If you are not her child, her twin or a YesMan, she just doesn't see why she shouldn't abuse and discard you whenever she wants to, as you're simply never going to be worthy enough to be truly on her side.

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** Try telling Cersei Lannister that fawning sycophants do not make great allies make.allies. Or that criticism aimed in her direction does not automatically make the person who came out with it a deadly enemy who must be put on the "future accident" list for her peace of mind. Well, she doesn't ''always'' do that: she also verbally abuses and belittles them enough to ''actually'' make them loathe her enough to become active roadblocks to her various plots and plans. If you are not her child, her twin or a YesMan, she just doesn't see why she shouldn't abuse and discard you whenever she wants to, as you're simply never going to be worthy enough to be truly on her side.

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* Count [[MaliciousMisnaming Vulgar, uh, Vegar]] from ''Videogame/Jak3Wastelander'' certainly qualifies. His vision of the world boils basically to: anything related to Light Eco - good, anything related to Dark Eco - bad. Even if the person ''unwillingly'' (though he was against it) pumped by Dark Eco is a [[DarkIsnotEvil hero]] that defeated Metal Head Leader. Predicably, the war goes to hell after Jak is banished, which probably contributed to his demotion by Ashelin.


* In ''ComicBook/{{Logicomix}}'', Ferge is totally honest and devoted to truth and logic. Sadly, this devotion combined with IgnorantOfTheirOwnIgnorance leads to Black and White Insanity in the form of a StrawVulcan despite for women and Jews. On the whole, this makes him a TroubledSympatheticBigot who is desperately trying to do the right thing.

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* In ''ComicBook/{{Logicomix}}'', Ferge [[https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gottlob_Frege Frege]] is totally honest and devoted to truth and logic. Sadly, this devotion combined with IgnorantOfTheirOwnIgnorance leads to Black and White Insanity in the form of a StrawVulcan despite for women and Jews. On the whole, this makes him a TroubledSympatheticBigot who is desperately trying to do the right thing.


* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'': Shinn Asuka's greatest problem is his inability to accept shades of grey. He's not exactly insane as opposed to being highly unstable as, unlike other examples of the trope, it isn't even that he can't see introspection - it's that he just doesn't ''want'' to. By the finale though, he has definitely gone off the deep end, being willing to defend a KillSat about to destroy an entire country - one that he's decided to be pure evil simply because they're opposing his side (the fact that he was until recently a native citizen of said country ''actually fuels this belief''). Shinn's mess of anger issues are the root cause of this way of thinking; or rather ''lack'' of thinking. He's not an inherently bad kid, but he ''is'' too HotBlooded for his own good. Moreover, his "we're good, everyone else is bad" mentality is implied to largely self-enforced, so as to allow him to justify clinging to the vengeful anger that's kept him going all this time. This is because not only is that anger his best weapon in battle, but it's also the only thing he really has left to give him any purpose in life.

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* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'': Shinn Asuka's greatest problem is his inability to accept shades of grey. He's not exactly insane as opposed to being highly unstable as, unlike other examples of the trope, it isn't even that he can't see introspection - -- it's that he just doesn't ''want'' to. By the finale though, he has definitely gone off the deep end, being willing to defend a KillSat about to destroy an entire country - one that he's decided to be pure evil simply because they're opposing his side (the fact that he was until recently a native citizen of said country ''actually fuels this belief''). Shinn's mess of anger issues are the root cause of this way of thinking; or rather ''lack'' of thinking. He's not an inherently bad kid, but he ''is'' too HotBlooded for his own good. Moreover, his "we're good, everyone else is bad" mentality is implied to largely self-enforced, so as to allow him to justify clinging to the vengeful anger that's kept him going all this time. This is because not only is that anger his best weapon in battle, but it's also the only thing he really has left to give him any purpose in life.



** With his strict morality of right versus wrong, Frank Murdoch's reality crumbles. He comes across as being less capable of comprehending the world than Roxy Harmon, who easily exploit his insecurity to get him to embark on his misguided crusade. While he's a WindmillCrusader, she seems to simply be in it ForTheEvulz.

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** With his strict morality of right versus wrong, Frank Murdoch's reality crumbles. He comes across as being less capable of comprehending the world than Roxy Harmon, who easily exploit exploits his insecurity to get him to embark on his misguided crusade. While he's a WindmillCrusader, she seems to simply be in it ForTheEvulz.



** This trope was the reason the Seventh Doctor had to fight his counterpart from the Land of Fiction- known as 'Dr. Who', and allegedly based on the Doctor from some of the early comics- in the ''[[Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures New Adventures]]'' novel ''Head Games''; Dr. Who was only capable of seeing things in black and white, such as destroying the aliens who were threatening humans on an alien planet just because they looked like monsters (in reality they were the native population objecting to being oppressed), considering the Doctor 'evil' for destroying an alternate Earth and allowing an entire solar system to be destroyed (which the Doctor had to let happen to preserve the universe and the Web of Time respectively) and even trying to kill Queen Elizabeth II as the representative of the poor state of the modern British government

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** This trope was the reason the Seventh Doctor had to fight his counterpart from the Land of Fiction- Fiction -- known as 'Dr. Who', and allegedly based on the Doctor from some of the early comics- comics -- in the ''[[Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures New Adventures]]'' novel ''Head Games''; Dr. Who was only capable of seeing things in black and white, such as destroying the aliens who were threatening humans on an alien planet just because they looked like monsters (in reality they were the native population objecting to being oppressed), considering the Doctor 'evil' for destroying an alternate Earth and allowing an entire solar system to be destroyed (which the Doctor had to let happen to preserve the universe and the Web of Time respectively) and even trying to kill Queen Elizabeth II as the representative of the poor state of the modern British government



* ''Series/{{Monk}}'' will try prosecuting people for letting their dogs pee in the street, having an uneven number of buttons undone on their shirts/sweaters or wearing mismatched socks, because such "crimes against the universe" will "invariably" lead to crimes like ArsonMurderAndJaywalking. And don't even get him started on nudists....

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* ''Series/{{Monk}}'' will try prosecuting to prosecute people for letting their dogs pee in the street, having an uneven number of buttons undone on their shirts/sweaters or wearing mismatched socks, because such "crimes against the universe" will "invariably" lead to crimes like ArsonMurderAndJaywalking. And don't even get him started on nudists....



* ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'': Kore the Paladin is nominally LawfulGood, a requirement maintaining his paladin status. However, he believes certain races of monsters are [[AlwaysChaoticEvil inherently evil]], and that [[VillainByProxyFallacy anyone who comes into contact with an evil creature]] becomes "infected" with evil themselves, [[RedemptionEqualsDeath which can only be cured by death]]. This includes people who merely come into contact with evil creatures, people who are kidnapped by evil creatures, and even people ''[[SympathyForTheDevil who might potentially sympathize]]'' with evil creatures. And no, [[WouldHurtAChild children are not exempt]]. And the scariest part? Kore still retains his paladin magics, which means that either the divines who guide the church agree with and/or tolerate his philosophy, or there is something very WRONG with heaven. It's also possible it's a "I believe I'm right therefore I have power" type deal. Given however that it's explicit in the comic that evil is triumphing in a multiversal sense, it's more likely to be a problem with his god.
** [[spoiler:Turns out demons "cursed" him a millennia ago]]. It's not confirmed if that is the main cause of his insanity, but it probably prevented him from getting psychological help.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'': Kore the Paladin is nominally LawfulGood, a requirement maintaining his paladin status. However, he believes certain races of monsters are [[AlwaysChaoticEvil inherently evil]], and that [[VillainByProxyFallacy anyone who comes into contact with an evil creature]] becomes "infected" with evil themselves, [[RedemptionEqualsDeath which can only be cured by death]]. This includes people who merely come into contact with evil creatures, people who are kidnapped by evil creatures, and even people ''[[SympathyForTheDevil who might potentially sympathize]]'' with evil creatures. And no, [[WouldHurtAChild children are not exempt]]. And the scariest part? Kore still retains his paladin magics, which means that either the divines who guide the church agree with and/or tolerate his philosophy, or there is something very WRONG with heaven. It's also possible it's a an "I believe I'm right therefore I have power" type deal. Given however But given that it's explicit in the comic that evil is triumphing in a multiversal sense, it's more likely to be a problem with his god.
** [[spoiler:Turns out demons "cursed" him a millennia millennium ago]]. It's not confirmed if that is the main cause of his insanity, but it probably prevented him from getting psychological help.


* Nakamori Aoko in the SuperFic ''Fanfic/{{Dominoes}}'' has [[TautologicalTemplar flat-out]] [[IRejectYourReality issues]] that functionally boil down to this. Initially this manifests in childish optimism, but her simplistic moral view gains an increasingly insidious subtext as the story goes on, to the point where she implies an abuse victim and the surviving family of a murder victim (whose late victim was framed for four deaths and four dozen injuries) deserve their suffering and are unquestionably the bad guys if they stand against the ones that harmed them... because the ones who harmed them are the side she hero-worships and has joined, the International Super-Hero Association. By virtue of Aoko, her team, and the superheroes she idolizes inherently being the good guys and thus justified in everything they do, the people they hurt and oppress who dare to stand up to them ''[[InsaneTrollLogic must]]'' be the bad guys.

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* Nakamori Aoko in the SuperFic ''Fanfic/{{Dominoes}}'' has [[TautologicalTemplar flat-out]] [[IRejectYourReality issues]] that functionally boil down to this. Initially this manifests in childish optimism, but her simplistic moral view gains an increasingly insidious subtext as the story goes on, to the point where she implies an abuse victim and the surviving family of a murder victim (whose late victim was framed for four deaths and four dozen injuries) deserve their suffering and are unquestionably the bad guys if they stand against the ones that harmed them... because the ones who harmed them are the side she hero-worships and has joined, the International Super-Hero Association. By virtue of Aoko, her team, and the superheroes she idolizes inherently [[TautologicalTemplar inherently]] being the good guys and thus justified in everything they do, guys, the people they hurt and oppress who dare to stand up to them ''[[InsaneTrollLogic must]]'' be the bad guys.


* Nakamori Aoko in the SuperFic ''Fanfic/{{Dominoes}}'' has [[TautologicalTemplar flat-out]] [[IRejectYourReality issues]] that functionally boil down to this. Initially this manifests in childish optimism, but her simplistic moral view gains an increasingly insidious subtext as the story goes on, to the point where she implies an abuse victim and the surviving family of a murder victim (whose late victim was framed for four deaths and four dozen injuries) deserve their suffering and are unquestionably the bad guys if they stand against the ones that harmed them... because the ones who harmed them are the side she hero-worships and has joined, the International Super-Hero Association. By virtue of Aoko, her team, and the superheroes she idolizes inherently being the good guys, the people they hurt and oppress who dare to stand up to them ''[[InsaneTrollLogic must'' be the bad guys.

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* Nakamori Aoko in the SuperFic ''Fanfic/{{Dominoes}}'' has [[TautologicalTemplar flat-out]] [[IRejectYourReality issues]] that functionally boil down to this. Initially this manifests in childish optimism, but her simplistic moral view gains an increasingly insidious subtext as the story goes on, to the point where she implies an abuse victim and the surviving family of a murder victim (whose late victim was framed for four deaths and four dozen injuries) deserve their suffering and are unquestionably the bad guys if they stand against the ones that harmed them... because the ones who harmed them are the side she hero-worships and has joined, the International Super-Hero Association. By virtue of Aoko, her team, and the superheroes she idolizes inherently being the good guys, guys and thus justified in everything they do, the people they hurt and oppress who dare to stand up to them ''[[InsaneTrollLogic must'' must]]'' be the bad guys.


* Nakamori Aoko in the SuperFic ''Fanfic/{{Dominoes}}'' has [[TautologicalTemplar flat-out]] [[IRejectYourReality issues]] that functionally boil down to this. Initially this manifests in childish optimism, but her simplistic moral view gains an increasingly insidious subtext as the story goes on, to the point where she implies an abuse victim and the surviving family of a murder victim (whose late victim was framed for four deaths and four dozen injuries) deserve their suffering and are unquestionably the bad guys if they stand against the ones that harmed them... because the ones who harmed them are the side she hero-worships and has joined, the International Super-Hero Association.

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* Nakamori Aoko in the SuperFic ''Fanfic/{{Dominoes}}'' has [[TautologicalTemplar flat-out]] [[IRejectYourReality issues]] that functionally boil down to this. Initially this manifests in childish optimism, but her simplistic moral view gains an increasingly insidious subtext as the story goes on, to the point where she implies an abuse victim and the surviving family of a murder victim (whose late victim was framed for four deaths and four dozen injuries) deserve their suffering and are unquestionably the bad guys if they stand against the ones that harmed them... because the ones who harmed them are the side she hero-worships and has joined, the International Super-Hero Association. By virtue of Aoko, her team, and the superheroes she idolizes inherently being the good guys, the people they hurt and oppress who dare to stand up to them ''[[InsaneTrollLogic must'' be the bad guys.


* Nakamori Aoko in the SuperFic ''Fanfic/Dominoes'' has [[TautologicalTemplar flat-out]] [[IRejectYourReality issues]] that functionally boil down to this. Initially this manifests in childish optimism, but her simplistic moral view gains an increasingly insidious subtext as the story goes on, to the point where she implies an abuse victim and the surviving family of a murder victim (whose late victim was framed for four deaths and four dozen injuries) deserve their suffering and are unquestionably the bad guys if they stand against the ones that harmed them... because the ones who harmed them are the side she hero-worships and has joined, the International Super-Hero Association.

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* Nakamori Aoko in the SuperFic ''Fanfic/Dominoes'' ''Fanfic/{{Dominoes}}'' has [[TautologicalTemplar flat-out]] [[IRejectYourReality issues]] that functionally boil down to this. Initially this manifests in childish optimism, but her simplistic moral view gains an increasingly insidious subtext as the story goes on, to the point where she implies an abuse victim and the surviving family of a murder victim (whose late victim was framed for four deaths and four dozen injuries) deserve their suffering and are unquestionably the bad guys if they stand against the ones that harmed them... because the ones who harmed them are the side she hero-worships and has joined, the International Super-Hero Association.

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* Nakamori Aoko in the SuperFic ''Fanfic/Dominoes'' has [[TautologicalTemplar flat-out]] [[IRejectYourReality issues]] that functionally boil down to this. Initially this manifests in childish optimism, but her simplistic moral view gains an increasingly insidious subtext as the story goes on, to the point where she implies an abuse victim and the surviving family of a murder victim (whose late victim was framed for four deaths and four dozen injuries) deserve their suffering and are unquestionably the bad guys if they stand against the ones that harmed them... because the ones who harmed them are the side she hero-worships and has joined, the International Super-Hero Association.


* ''Series/TheGoodPlace'': The Afterlife works like this. The Good Place is only for outstanding high achieving philanthropists, and everyone else goes to The Bad Place. There's also no middle ground, people who were jerks, evil and people who were nice but not enough all go to The Bad Place, based on an arbitrary pointing system (you lose points for being French and gets points for being vegan). The system gets called out all the time for this fact, Eleanor often makes comments on the fact that she wasn't good, but she wasn't evil either and there should be a place where middle people go. [[spoiler:In Season 3 we find out that the standards for getting into the Good Place are so high that nobody has gotten in for almost 500 years.]]
** [[spoiler:This is because life has become so complicated and interconnected, nearly any good act can be traced back to several bad ones. For example, you grow your vegetables organically but the seeds came from a plant grown on a corporate farm whose owner also does strip mining.]]

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* ''Series/TheGoodPlace'': The Afterlife works like this. The Good Place is only for outstanding high achieving philanthropists, and everyone else goes to The Bad Place. There's also no middle ground, people who were ground; actual evil people, jerks, evil and people who were nice but not enough enough, all go to The Bad Place, based on an arbitrary pointing point system (you lose points for being French and gets gain points for being vegan). The system gets called out all the time for this fact, fact; Eleanor often makes comments on the fact that she wasn't good, but she wasn't evil either and there should be a place where middle people go. [[spoiler:In Season 3 we find out that the standards for getting into the Good Place are so high that nobody has gotten in for almost 500 years.]]
** [[spoiler:This is because life has become so complicated and interconnected, nearly any good act can be traced back to several bad ones. For example, you grow your vegetables organically organically, but the seeds came from a plant grown on a corporate farm whose owner also does strip mining.]]



* Police commander Howard "Bunny" Colvin from ''Series/TheWire'' bemoans how police adopting a black and white mentality and an increasing determination to never compromise or question the "War on Drugs", regardless of its obvious failings, has changed being a police officer for the worse throughout his career. In [[https://youtu.be/BA5za4VsskM?t=22s one frustrated speech]], he says that police officers are being turned into wartime soldiers, and outlines what he sees as the differences between the two. (According to him, one protects a community and the people within it, while the other kills their enemies.) He goes on to add this has only succeeded in turning the very community police are supposed to protect into their enemies.

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* Police commander Howard "Bunny" Colvin from ''Series/TheWire'' bemoans how police adopting a black and white mentality and an increasing determination to never compromise or question the "War on Drugs", regardless of its obvious failings, has changed being a police officer for the worse throughout his career. In [[https://youtu.be/BA5za4VsskM?t=22s one frustrated speech]], he says that police officers are being turned into wartime soldiers, and outlines what he sees as the differences between the two. (According to him, one protects a community and the people within it, while the other kills their enemies.) He goes on to add that this has only succeeded in turning the very community that police are supposed to protect into their enemies.


** Made worse by scense showing him repeatedly flipping a coin until it comes up the way he wants it to. This makes it seem less like this trope and more like an OCD type behavior.

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** Made worse by scense scenes showing him repeatedly flipping a coin until it comes up the way he wants it to. This makes it seem less like this trope and more like an OCD type behavior.


** [[This is because life has become so complicated and interconnected, nearly any good act can be traced back to several bad ones. For example, you grow your vegetables organically but the seeds came from a plant grown on a corporate farm whose owner also does strip mining.]]

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* In ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'', Priscilla believed that she and the [[TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness Organization]] were absolutely good because they protected Humanity from the predations of the Yoma, therefore all those who opposed them - Yoma but also traitors like Teresa - were evil, stemming from highly-traumatic experiences in her childhood. Her beliefs were so entrenched that she couldn't even understand ''why she wasn't winning against Teresa if she was the "bad guy"''. Once Teresa beats her she completely loses it, she throws herself at Teresa and [[spoiler:[[AndThenJohnWasAZombie awakens]], becoming the very thing she hated so much. And the series' BigBad too]].\\\

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* In ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'', Priscilla believed that she and the [[TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness Organization]] were absolutely good because they protected Humanity from the predations of the Yoma, therefore all those who opposed them - Yoma but also traitors like Teresa - were evil, stemming from highly-traumatic experiences in her childhood. Her beliefs were so entrenched that she couldn't even understand ''why she wasn't winning against Teresa if she was the "bad guy"''. Once Teresa beats her she completely loses it, she throws herself at Teresa and [[spoiler:[[AndThenJohnWasAZombie awakens]], becoming the very thing she hated so much. And the series' BigBad too]].\\\too]].

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