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** His fellow Admiral Borsalino/Kizaru, while not as extreme, is also perfectly willing to target civilians to force his targets to take the blow instead and treats the hunting of pirates and criminals more like a game than a duty.

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** His fellow Admiral Borsalino/Kizaru, while not as extreme, is also perfectly willing to target civilians to force his targets to take the blow instead and treats the hunting of pirates and criminals more like a game than a duty. It's implied that the main, if not only, reason that Borsalino is less extreme than Sakazuki is that by his own admission he's too lazy to go all-out like Sakazuki.


* [[LightIsNotGood Kore]] from ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}''. He does sincerely believe he is doing the right thing by mercilessly slaughtering everyone that has been in contact with "evil races," even children of his own species that were with said "evil races." His utter conviction that he is doing good is probably what allows him to keep his paladin powers. This is either due to a houserule that lets paladins be this without falling, or just Herbert the Gamemaster being out of it or [[KillerGameMaster sadistic]]. Or both.
** It's eventually revealed that [[spoiler: Kore [[YourSoulIsMine takes the souls of those he kill]] and becomes connected to those souls' alignments, effectively making him every single alignment at once for the purposes of the world's [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons DnD 3.5]] mechanics. In other words, ''he'' is still "LawfulGood," because many of those he's killed are LawfulGood.]] This probably makes it quite natural for him to be such a TautologicalTemplar.

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* [[LightIsNotGood Kore]] from ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}''. He does sincerely believe he is doing the right thing by mercilessly slaughtering everyone that has been in contact with "evil races," races", even children of his own species that were with said "evil races." His utter conviction that he is doing good is probably what allows him to keep his paladin powers. This is either due to a houserule that lets paladins be this without falling, or just Herbert the Gamemaster being out of it or [[KillerGameMaster sadistic]]. sadistic.]] Or both.
** It's eventually revealed that [[spoiler: Kore [[YourSoulIsMine takes the souls of those he kill]] kills]] and becomes connected to those souls' alignments, effectively making him every single alignment at once for the purposes of the world's [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons DnD 3.5]] mechanics. In other words, ''he'' is still "LawfulGood," "LawfulGood", because many of those he's killed are LawfulGood.]] This probably makes it quite natural for him to be such a TautologicalTemplar.



* ''Literature/GoldTongues'' has Stix, a kleptomaniac who spends his time stealing from others for his own selfish reasons. Nevertheless, he doesn't kill people unless he absolutely has to, and he finds rape to be deplorable and tasteless. It's because of this that he ends up [[spoiler:mortally shooting Petrol and abandoning Buzz--the former is a sadistic child rapist, and the latter murdered a defenseless mutant on a mere impulse]].

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* ''Literature/GoldTongues'' has Stix, a kleptomaniac who spends his time stealing from others for his own selfish reasons. Nevertheless, he doesn't kill people unless he absolutely has to, and he finds rape to be deplorable and tasteless. It's because of this that he ends up [[spoiler:mortally shooting Petrol and abandoning Buzz--the former is a sadistic child rapist, and the latter murdered a defenseless mutant on a mere impulse]].impulse.]]


* Solf J. Kimblee from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' is one of the most evil examples. But while he is an AxCrazy MadBomber, it is well established that he does have a few standards, like always sticking by your principles (regardless of what those principles may be) and telling the truth. He highly respects people who stick to their guns through anything but he'll still blow up their house with a SlasherSmile.
* Wolfgang Grimmer from ''Manga/{{Monster}}'' is a sociopath (at least according to himself) who is incapable of empathy and emotion. This has made his moral code, [[IJustWantToBeNormal which is to fake being human as well as he possibly can at all times so that no-one can tell he's a sociopath]], all the more important to him. He's so good at it that only people who really get to know him can tell that he lacks emotional affect. [[spoiler:His wife only truly noticed it after their son died in an accident and Wolfgang was unable to fake mourning him]]. By contrast, [[BigBad Johan]] [[EnfantTerrible Liebert]] is a more traditional sociopath.
* The Marines from ''Manga/OnePiece'' are filled with many who have this view, usually [[KnightTemplar seeing the letter of the law as more important than the spirit of the law]].

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* Solf J. Kimblee from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' is one of the most evil examples. But while he is an AxCrazy MadBomber, it is well established well-established that he does have a few standards, like always sticking by your principles (regardless of what those principles may be) and telling the truth. He highly respects people who stick to their guns through anything anything, but he'll still blow up their house with a SlasherSmile.
* Wolfgang Grimmer from ''Manga/{{Monster}}'' is a sociopath (at least according to himself) who is incapable of empathy and emotion. This has made his moral code, [[IJustWantToBeNormal which is to fake being human as well as he possibly can at all times so that no-one no one can tell he's a sociopath]], sociopath,]] all the more important to him. He's so good at it that only people who really get to know him can tell that he lacks emotional affect. [[spoiler:His wife only truly noticed it after their son died in an accident and Wolfgang was unable to fake mourning him]]. him.]] By contrast, [[BigBad Johan]] [[EnfantTerrible Liebert]] is a more traditional sociopath.
* The Marines from ''Manga/OnePiece'' are filled with many who have this view, usually [[KnightTemplar seeing the letter of the law as more important than the spirit of the law]].law.]]



* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'': [[spoiler: Kyubey]] is [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation debatably]] this. The character views emotions as a mental disorder and simply does not understand human morality. At the same time, [[spoiler: he's trying to prevent the heat death of the universe]]. What makes the character debatable is that [[spoiler: it's not clear if he [[WellIntentionedExtremist genuinely believes his actions are for the greater good]], or if he is selfishly trying to preserve the lives of [[SpeciesLoyalty his race]]]].

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* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'': [[spoiler: Kyubey]] is [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation debatably]] this. The character views emotions as a mental disorder and simply does not understand human morality. At the same time, [[spoiler: he's trying to prevent the heat death of the universe]]. universe.]] What makes the character debatable is that [[spoiler: it's not clear if he [[WellIntentionedExtremist genuinely believes his actions are for the greater good]], good,]] or if he is selfishly trying to preserve the lives of [[SpeciesLoyalty his race]]]].race.]]]]



* ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'': [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Zamasu]], the ArcVillain of the Future Trunks Saga, truly and honestly believes that mortals are foolish and dangerous creatures that can challenge the gods and should be destroyed for the good of the universe. When [[spoiler:he tries to kill Gowasu for his earrings, he freely admits that what he's doing is evil, but he believes that [[NecessarilyEvil said evil will lead to a greater good]].]]

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* ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'': [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Zamasu]], Zamasu,]] the ArcVillain of the Future Trunks Saga, truly and honestly believes that mortals are foolish and dangerous creatures that can challenge the gods and should be destroyed for the good of the universe. When [[spoiler:he tries to kill Gowasu for his earrings, he freely admits that what he's doing is evil, but he believes that [[NecessarilyEvil said evil will lead to a greater good]].]] good.]]]]



* ComicBook/DoctorDoom subscribes to a personal code of honor that concerns [[IGaveMyWord always keeping his word]], repaying any debt he owes to another, [[TheGoodKing looking after the welfare of the people of Latveria]], [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans working to eradicate poverty, famine, disease, and war]] via [[TakeOverTheWorld world domination]], and [[BreadEggsMilkSquick ruthlessly avenging any and every insult to his character, real or imagined]]. Depending on his mood (and, thus, DependingOnTheWriter), he can abuse the hell out of all of these -- ExactWords, RevengeBeforeReason, DisproportionateRetribution, EvilIsPetty, UngratefulBastard, ItsAllAboutMe, and a serious LackOfEmpathy are all characteristics of the man that his code doesn't get in the way of, and Latveria is sometimes depicted as a brutally efficient PoliceState. As his worst, ColdBloodedTorture, WouldHurtAChild, and mass-murder are all fair game. It ''should'' be noted that while ExactWords when he was younger, when he was called out on it, he did acknowledge it and thus became more inclined to follow on the spirit of the word.
* Mindfuck from ''Comicbook/{{Empowered}}'' is an odd case, as she used her mental powers to ''prevent'' herself from being the sociopath she sensed she would become (and that her brother already was), leading to her becoming one of the most empathetic characters in the series. [[spoiler:This also means that when she and Empowered are in a situation where only one of them can escape, she mind controls Empowered to force her to do so, reasoning that Empowered was more purely heroic than her given that she had to MindRape herself to not be a sociopath]].

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* ComicBook/DoctorDoom subscribes to a personal code of honor that concerns [[IGaveMyWord always keeping his word]], word,]] repaying any debt he owes to another, [[TheGoodKing looking after the welfare of the people of Latveria]], Latveria,]] [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans working to eradicate poverty, famine, disease, and war]] via [[TakeOverTheWorld world domination]], domination,]] and [[BreadEggsMilkSquick ruthlessly avenging any and every insult to his character, real or imagined]]. imagined.]] Depending on his mood (and, thus, DependingOnTheWriter), he can abuse the hell out of all of these -- ExactWords, RevengeBeforeReason, DisproportionateRetribution, EvilIsPetty, UngratefulBastard, ItsAllAboutMe, and a serious LackOfEmpathy are all characteristics of the man that his code doesn't get in the way of, and Latveria is sometimes depicted as a brutally efficient PoliceState. As his worst, ColdBloodedTorture, WouldHurtAChild, and mass-murder are all fair game. It ''should'' be noted that while using ExactWords when he was younger, when he was called out on it, he did acknowledge it and thus became more inclined to follow on the spirit of the word.
* Mindfuck from ''Comicbook/{{Empowered}}'' is an odd case, as she used her mental powers to ''prevent'' herself from being the sociopath she sensed she would become (and that her brother already was), leading to her becoming one of the most empathetic characters in the series. [[spoiler:This also means that when she and Empowered are in a situation where only one of them can escape, she mind controls mind-controls Empowered to force her to do so, reasoning that Empowered was more purely heroic than her given that she had to MindRape herself to not be a sociopath]].sociopath.]]



* In ''Comicbook/{{Lucifer}}'', the title character is an arrogant sociopath who does whatever it takes to get his way (and who, being nearly omnipotent in most circumstances, usually gets away with it). Nonetheless, he scrupulously observes a personal moral code of always keeping his word and always telling the [[VillainsNeverLie unvarnished truth]].

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* In ''Comicbook/{{Lucifer}}'', the title character is an arrogant sociopath who does whatever it takes to get his way (and who, being nearly omnipotent in most circumstances, usually gets away with it). Nonetheless, he scrupulously observes a personal moral code of always keeping his word and always telling the [[VillainsNeverLie unvarnished truth]].truth.]]



* ''ComicBook/{{Invincible}}'': [[spoiler:Robot]] just wants to bring peace and happiness to the Earth... even if he has to TakeOverTheWorld, murder his fellow superheroes, and turn the planet into a giant PoliceState to ''force'' them [[HappinessIsMandatory into peace and happiness]]. In his head, [[InYourNatureToDestroyYourselves humans are incapable of maintaining a truly peaceful society]], and only someone who's "[[TheSociopath empty]]" like him can make the truly logical choices without emotion clouding their judgement. His astounding intelligence means that [[VillainHasAPoint he actually has many good ideas on how to improve the world]], but his dampened emotions quickly prove to be a hindrance, not a strength; [[EvilCannotComprehendGood he genuinely can't understand how other people feel and think]], and this lack of understanding means his attempts to help the populace [[UnwantedAssistance often go over poorly]].

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* ''ComicBook/{{Invincible}}'': [[spoiler:Robot]] just wants to bring peace and happiness to the Earth... even if he has to TakeOverTheWorld, murder his fellow superheroes, and turn the planet into a giant PoliceState to ''force'' them [[HappinessIsMandatory into peace and happiness]]. happiness.]] In his head, [[InYourNatureToDestroyYourselves humans are incapable of maintaining a truly peaceful society]], society,]] and only someone who's "[[TheSociopath empty]]" [[TheSociopath "empty"]] like him can make the truly logical choices without emotion clouding their judgement. His astounding intelligence means that [[VillainHasAPoint he actually has many good ideas on how to improve the world]], world,]] but his dampened emotions quickly prove to be a hindrance, not a strength; strength. [[EvilCannotComprehendGood he He genuinely can't understand how other people feel and think]], think,]] and this lack of understanding means his attempts to help the populace [[UnwantedAssistance often go over poorly]].poorly.]]



* ''WesternAnimation/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'': Frollo is selfish in his lust for Esmeralda, but otherwise he sincerely believes half of the things he does genuinely are what God intended (albeit because [[TautologicalTemplar he, Frollo, couldn't possibly do anything God didn't want him to do)]]. A pretty big break from the literary version, who was a much nicer AntiVillain and probably not a sociopath at all.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'': Frollo is selfish in his lust for Esmeralda, but otherwise he sincerely believes half of the things he does genuinely are what God intended (albeit because [[TautologicalTemplar he, Frollo, couldn't possibly do anything God didn't want him to do)]]. do).]] A pretty big break from the literary version, who was a much nicer AntiVillain and probably not a sociopath at all.


While it is somewhat TruthInTelevision, sociopaths are still human, and it's not unnatural that sociopaths have a sense of right and wrong, [[BlueAndOrangeMorality even though it is highly likely to be completely different from what other people consider that to be]]. Many diagnosed sociopaths are known to have moral codes, usually [[{{Ubermensch}} unique to them]], but occasionally based on preexisting social codes (such as TheGoldenRule) as filtered through their very particular perspectives. Naturally, since these types of morality focus more on abstract concepts [[LackOfEmpathy rather than on the feelings or reactions of people themselves]], expect some rather interesting and/or nasty [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans extremism]] to crop up: either occasional or a lot. The upshot is, they can easily like individuals and work towards the welfare of people as groups without actually ''caring'' for or about them and what they feel all that much. Emotional toes are likely to be trodden on and then shrugged off with an easy smile, and not even out of any deliberate calculation on their part -- because they might very well ''not'' even be fully aware that they have trodden.

By definition, sociopaths are largely or totally incapable of normal levels of guilt, compassion, empathy, or remorse -- thus, whenever they subscribe to a moral code, said code will either be reinterpreted into something rather more amoral than usual or simply be amoral from the outset. They might well feel "bad" or uncomfortable about doing something they think is wrong, or that goes against their code, [[IgnoredEpiphany but they won't necessarily be able to feel guilty about that and will shrug it off as just one of those things]], or [[IDidWhatIHadToDo justify to themselves what they did]] as being TheNeedsOfTheMany, or what have you; no matter how much InsaneTrollLogic they have to employ to reach their conclusion. This guilt-free confidence of theirs in their own beliefs, abilities, and logic chains can come across as highly charismatic to a lot of the people around them, so expect TheCharmer or TheSocialExpert to come with the package, even if they openly display their blind spots.

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While it is somewhat TruthInTelevision, sociopaths are still human, and it's not unnatural that sociopaths have a sense of right and wrong, [[BlueAndOrangeMorality even though it is highly likely to be completely different from what other people consider that to be]]. be.]] Many diagnosed sociopaths are known to have moral codes, usually [[{{Ubermensch}} unique to them]], them,]] but occasionally based on preexisting social codes (such as TheGoldenRule) as filtered through their very particular perspectives. Naturally, since these types of morality focus more on abstract concepts [[LackOfEmpathy rather than on the feelings or reactions of people themselves]], expect some rather interesting and/or nasty [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans extremism]] to crop up: either occasional or a lot. The upshot is, they can easily like individuals and work towards the welfare of people as groups without actually ''caring'' for or about them and what they feel all that much. Emotional toes are likely to be trodden on and then shrugged off with an easy smile, and not even out of any deliberate calculation on their part -- because they might very well ''not'' even be fully aware that they have trodden.

By definition, sociopaths are largely or totally incapable of normal levels of guilt, compassion, empathy, or remorse -- thus, whenever they subscribe to a moral code, said code will either be reinterpreted into something rather more amoral than usual or simply be amoral from the outset. They might well feel "bad" or uncomfortable about doing something they think is wrong, or that goes against their code, [[IgnoredEpiphany but they won't necessarily be able to feel guilty about that and will shrug it off as just one of those things]], things.]] or [[IDidWhatIHadToDo justify to themselves what they did]] as being TheNeedsOfTheMany, or what have you; no matter how much InsaneTrollLogic they have to employ to reach their conclusion. This guilt-free confidence of theirs in their own beliefs, abilities, and logic chains can come across as highly charismatic to a lot of the people around them, so expect TheCharmer or TheSocialExpert to come with the package, even if they openly display their blind spots.



See also PrinciplesZealot, when one is completely obsessed with his/her moral code above everything; some moral sociopaths are twisted versions of these as well since they care more about their empathy-restricted moral code almost as much as they do about themselves. This twist can be bad to be around, without necessarily being Evil... or even conventionally [[GoodIsNotNice Good]], for that matter (it's going to hit [[ToBeLawfulOrGood Lawful]], though). However, moral sociopaths need not be always overwhelmed by extremism; many can simply hit NominalHero, which, while lacking empathy, still have their moral codes to restrict them from dangerous, socially damaging behaviours in many ways. Also compare/contrast BlackAndWhiteInsanity, ByronicHero, and SociopathicHero. Also, at a bit more of a stretch... ComedicSociopathy: a word of caution for all other characters in a work -- always remember to wear properly tested safety equipment if one of ''those'' is a main protagonist. Having "fun feels good and is liked by the crowd, so do what is fun for the crowd and avoid what the crowd finds unfun" as an actual moral stance can be draining to live with.

Moral sociopaths are both born and raised -- so, you can't just make one without most of the ingredients being there. The more socially acceptable types are likely to have had strong role models of the MentorArchetype school who helped them develop their codes around a solid, workable framework to hang their unconventional outlooks from. Or, you know... just some really [[GoodParents decent parental figures]] they wish to live up to, whichever. By contrast, the rather more extreme versions will have a rotten background with terrible mentors and/or role models giving them a valid FreudianExcuse or two (or six) handy that will go quite some way to explain the somewhat questionable nature of the moral code they have cobbled together out of sheer spite, the will to completely confound the bad examples and/or the wish to survive.

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See also PrinciplesZealot, when one is completely obsessed with his/her moral code above everything; some moral sociopaths are twisted versions of these as well since they care more about their empathy-restricted moral code almost as much as they do about themselves. This twist can be bad to be around, without necessarily being Evil... or even conventionally [[GoodIsNotNice Good]], Good,]] for that matter (it's going to hit [[ToBeLawfulOrGood Lawful]], Lawful,]] though). However, moral sociopaths need not be always overwhelmed by extremism; many extremism. Many can simply hit NominalHero, which, who, while lacking empathy, still have their moral codes to restrict them from dangerous, socially damaging behaviours behaviors in many ways. Also compare/contrast BlackAndWhiteInsanity, ByronicHero, and SociopathicHero. Also, at a bit more of a stretch... ComedicSociopathy: a word of caution for all other characters in a work -- always remember to wear properly tested safety equipment if one of ''those'' is a main protagonist. Having "fun feels good and is liked by the crowd, so do what is fun for the crowd and avoid what the crowd finds unfun" as an actual moral stance can be draining to live with.

Moral sociopaths are both born and raised -- so, you can't just make one without most of the ingredients being there. The more socially acceptable types are likely to have had strong role models of the MentorArchetype school who helped them develop their codes around a solid, workable framework to hang their unconventional outlooks from. Or, you know... just some really [[GoodParents decent parental figures]] they wish to live up to, whichever. By contrast, the rather more extreme versions will have a rotten background with terrible mentors and/or role models giving them a valid FreudianExcuse or two (or six) handy that will go quite some way to explain the somewhat questionable nature of the moral code they have cobbled together out of sheer spite, the will to completely confound the bad examples and/or the wish to survive.


* While it's never made clear whether or not ''Manga/{{Akagi}}'''s [[VillainProtagonist titular character]] indeed is a sociopath, he does have a moral code he follows that has very little overlap with 'traditional' morality. Akagi considers lying, cheating, and hurting others to be acceptable as long as whoever is doing them is willing to let the same happen to them if they lose; he despises double standards and people unwilling to risk anything.
* [[spoiler:Elmer C. Albatross]] from ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}''. Despite his cheerful AllLovingHero demeanor and selfless behavior, he is [[LackOfEmpathy completely devoid of empathy and concern for others]]. He just does what he does because GoodFeelsGood.

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* While it's never made clear whether or not ''Manga/{{Akagi}}'''s [[VillainProtagonist titular character]] is indeed is a sociopath, he does have a moral code he follows that has very little overlap with 'traditional' morality. Akagi considers lying, cheating, and hurting others to be acceptable as long as whoever is doing them is willing to let the same happen to them if they lose; he lose. He despises double standards and people unwilling to risk anything.
* [[spoiler:Elmer C. Albatross]] from ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}''. Despite his cheerful AllLovingHero demeanor and selfless behavior, he is [[LackOfEmpathy completely devoid of empathy and concern for others]]. others.]] He just does what he does because GoodFeelsGood.



** The first season BigBad [[spoiler:Ash/Angela]] wants a world of purity and light. Burning cities, murdering children, [[BestialityIsDepraved screwing dogs]], whatever it takes. [[spoiler:Possibly a side-effect of being a FallenAngel, since [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angels shouldn't be on earth in the first place]]]].
** Ciel says that demons (including Sebastian, the Black Butler) do not have morality or attachments, but only aesthetics, that includes following orders, which may be viewed as a sort of morality code. Even though Sebastian himself never shows any compassion or guilt, he does care about his assets, even if for only practical reasons (to get their loyalty).

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** The first season BigBad [[spoiler:Ash/Angela]] wants a world of purity and light. Burning cities, murdering children, [[BestialityIsDepraved screwing dogs]], dogs,]] whatever it takes. [[spoiler:Possibly a side-effect of being a FallenAngel, since [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angels shouldn't be on earth in the first place]]]].
** Ciel says that demons (including Sebastian, the Black Butler) do not have morality or attachments, but only aesthetics, that includes which include following orders, which may be viewed as a sort of morality code. Even though Sebastian himself never shows any compassion or guilt, he does care about his assets, even if for only practical reasons (to get their loyalty).



* Light Yagami, the BigBad VillainProtagonist of ''Manga/DeathNote'', has a moral code based upon perfectionism. He gets perfect grades in school? That's good. He's athletic, intelligent, and charismatic? That's also good. He just ''murdered a man'' using an ArtifactOfDoom? It ''has'' to be good. '''''He''''' has to be good. He has to be ''perfect'', and if the only way to ensure that he is perfect is to [[AGodAmI establish himself as God]] by forcing his brand of justice upon the world, in the process murdering everyone who is imperfect and bad according to him, [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope then so be it]]. When one of his followers starts killing people for the "crime" of [[LazyBum being unproductive to society]], Light's reaction is that it is wrong- because there are are still criminals to take care of, hence it's still ''too early'' to kill off people just for being unproductive.


* ''Manga/TalentlessNana'': At the start of the story, Nana shows many sociopathic traits when she fakes being nice and kills her classmates without remorse. At the same time, she believes she's protecting the world from them and is [[EvenEvilHasStandards genuinely disgusted]] by some of her more depraved targets. [[spoiler:This is eventually subverted when she starts showing concern for Michiru, who is nice enough that Nana starts doubting her mission and beliefs.]]


* Tanya von Degurechaff from ''LightNovel/SagaOfTanyaTheEvil''is this combined with JerkassHasAPoint. She does have reasonably firm moral lines and displays significant contempt for those who breach them. She hates war and fighting, considering them a waste of resources, endeavors to always obey the rules, despises laziness, and views HonorBeforeReason attitudes as pure selfish pride.

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* Tanya von Degurechaff from ''LightNovel/SagaOfTanyaTheEvil''is ''LightNovel/SagaOfTanyaTheEvil'' is this combined with JerkassHasAPoint. She does have reasonably firm moral lines and displays significant contempt for those who breach them. She hates war and fighting, considering them a waste of resources, endeavors to always obey the rules, despises laziness, and views HonorBeforeReason attitudes as pure selfish pride.


* Tanya von Degurechaff from ''LightNovel/SagaOfTanyaTheEvil''is this combined with JerkassHasAPoint. She does have reasonably firm moral lines and displays significant contempt for those who breach them. She hates war and fighting, considering them a waste of resources, endeavors to always obey the rules, despises laziness, and views HonorBeforeReason attitudes as pure selfish pride.



* ComicBook/DoctorDoom subscribes to a personal code of honour that concerns [[IGaveMyWord always keeping his word]], repaying any debt he owes to another, [[TheGoodKing looking after the welfare of the people of Latveria]], [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans working to eradicate poverty, famine, disease, and war]] via [[TakeOverTheWorld world domination]], and [[BreadEggsMilkSquick ruthlessly avenging any and every insult to his character, real or imagined]]. Depending on his mood (and, thus, DependingOnTheWriter), he can abuse the hell out of all of these -- ExactWords, RevengeBeforeReason, DisproportionateRetribution, EvilIsPetty, UngratefulBastard, ItsAllAboutMe, and a serious LackOfEmpathy are all characteristics of the man that his code doesn't get in the way of, and Latveria is sometimes depicted as a brutally efficient PoliceState. As his worst, ColdBloodedTorture, WouldHurtAChild, and mass-murder are all fair game. It ''should'' be noted that while ExactWords when he was younger, when he was called out on it, he did acknowledge it and thus became more inclined to follow on the spirit of the word.

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* ComicBook/DoctorDoom subscribes to a personal code of honour honor that concerns [[IGaveMyWord always keeping his word]], repaying any debt he owes to another, [[TheGoodKing looking after the welfare of the people of Latveria]], [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans working to eradicate poverty, famine, disease, and war]] via [[TakeOverTheWorld world domination]], and [[BreadEggsMilkSquick ruthlessly avenging any and every insult to his character, real or imagined]]. Depending on his mood (and, thus, DependingOnTheWriter), he can abuse the hell out of all of these -- ExactWords, RevengeBeforeReason, DisproportionateRetribution, EvilIsPetty, UngratefulBastard, ItsAllAboutMe, and a serious LackOfEmpathy are all characteristics of the man that his code doesn't get in the way of, and Latveria is sometimes depicted as a brutally efficient PoliceState. As his worst, ColdBloodedTorture, WouldHurtAChild, and mass-murder are all fair game. It ''should'' be noted that while ExactWords when he was younger, when he was called out on it, he did acknowledge it and thus became more inclined to follow on the spirit of the word.


** It's eventually revealed that [[spoiler: Kore [[YourSoulIsMine takes the souls of those he kill]] and becomes connected to those souls' alignments, effectively making him every single alignment at once. In other words, ''he'' is still "LawfulGood," because many of those he's killed are LawfulGood.]] This probably makes it quite natural for him to be such a TautologicalTemplar.

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** It's eventually revealed that [[spoiler: Kore [[YourSoulIsMine takes the souls of those he kill]] and becomes connected to those souls' alignments, effectively making him every single alignment at once.once for the purposes of the world's [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons DnD 3.5]] mechanics. In other words, ''he'' is still "LawfulGood," because many of those he's killed are LawfulGood.]] This probably makes it quite natural for him to be such a TautologicalTemplar.


* ComicBook/DoctorDoom subscribes to a personal code of honour that concerns [[IGaveMyWord always keeping his word]], repaying any debt he owes to another, [[TheGoodKing looking after the welfare of the people of Latveria]], [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans working to eradicate poverty, famine, disease, and war]] via [[TakeOverTheWorld world domination]], and [[BreadEggsMilkSquick ruthlessly avenging any and every insult to his character, real or imagined]]. Depending on his mood (and, thus, DependingOnTheWriter), he can abuse the hell out of all of these -- ExactWords, RevengeBeforeReason, DisproportionateRetribution, EvilIsPetty, UngratefulBastard, ItsAllAboutMe, and a serious LackOfEmpathy are all characteristics of the man that his code doesn't get in the way of, and Latveria is sometimes depicted as a brutally efficient PoliceState. As his worst, ColdBloodedTorture, WouldHurtAChild, and mass-murder are all fair game.

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* ComicBook/DoctorDoom subscribes to a personal code of honour that concerns [[IGaveMyWord always keeping his word]], repaying any debt he owes to another, [[TheGoodKing looking after the welfare of the people of Latveria]], [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans working to eradicate poverty, famine, disease, and war]] via [[TakeOverTheWorld world domination]], and [[BreadEggsMilkSquick ruthlessly avenging any and every insult to his character, real or imagined]]. Depending on his mood (and, thus, DependingOnTheWriter), he can abuse the hell out of all of these -- ExactWords, RevengeBeforeReason, DisproportionateRetribution, EvilIsPetty, UngratefulBastard, ItsAllAboutMe, and a serious LackOfEmpathy are all characteristics of the man that his code doesn't get in the way of, and Latveria is sometimes depicted as a brutally efficient PoliceState. As his worst, ColdBloodedTorture, WouldHurtAChild, and mass-murder are all fair game. It ''should'' be noted that while ExactWords when he was younger, when he was called out on it, he did acknowledge it and thus became more inclined to follow on the spirit of the word.


** Admiral Sakazuki/Akainu. His code is of absolute justice untempered by mercy or restraint, to the point he'd slaughter civilian refugees just on the ''off-chance'' one of those "wanted" by them escapes and renders the Marine's efforts useless.

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** Admiral Sakazuki/Akainu. His code is of absolute justice untempered by mercy or restraint, to the point he'd slaughter civilian refugees just on the ''off-chance'' one of those "wanted" by them escapes and renders the Marine's efforts useless. However, he is facing some of the problems with this post-timeskip: [[spoiler: As Fleet Admiral, he now has to clash with being in charge of the whole thing while butting heads with the Five Stars when they do actions for the Celestial Dragons that meanwhile damage the reputation of the Marines. Furthermore, he now has to deal with unruly subordinates who don't prescribe to his code and are on the level of power that he would need to take seriously.]]

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* [[spoiler: [[LightIsNotGood Nagito]]]] in ''VisualNovel/Danganronpa2GoodbyeDespair'' genuinely admires and claims to love all of his classmates for their talents and capacity to embody hope, but he doesn't particularly ''care'' about any of them as individuals. He isn't truly saddened by their deaths, and even appears to dislike some of them as people, particularly Teruteru and Kazuichi.


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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'': Temple Fugate, aka the Clock King--he was a productive member of society with his own efficiency company, but was also a BadBoss with NoSocialSkills and LackOfEmpathy who ends up becoming a villain. Fugate doesn't seem to realize why his Lack of Empathy plays against him; in his introductory episode, he ''knows'' he will lose an important appeal for his company but is sincerely unaware why nobody seems to ''like'' him.
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* [[spoiler:Prince Hans]] from ''WesternAnimation/{{Frozen|2013}}'' has no qualms about seducing a princess or murdering a queen, but he also does everything he can to keep the people of Arendelle safe.


* ''Manga/TalentlessNana'': At the start of the story, Nana shows many sociopathic traits when she fakes being nice and kills her classmates without remorse. At the same time, she believes she's protecting the world from them and is [[EvenEvilHasStandards genuinely disgusted]] by some of her more depraved targets. [[spoiler:This is eventually subverted when she starts showing concern for Michiru.]]

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* ''Manga/TalentlessNana'': At the start of the story, Nana shows many sociopathic traits when she fakes being nice and kills her classmates without remorse. At the same time, she believes she's protecting the world from them and is [[EvenEvilHasStandards genuinely disgusted]] by some of her more depraved targets. [[spoiler:This is eventually subverted when she starts showing concern for Michiru.Michiru, who is nice enough that Nana starts doubting her mission and beliefs.]]

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