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** (C) Mega-Sword is actually a TerrorHero who tries to /minimize/ the killing he does pragmatically and even then the sheer overkill means it is [[MercyKill a quick and painless, if messy death]]. He has actually killed only three people: the first was about to kill a hostage, the second a mind controller of a slave army caught in battle, and the third was reluctantly to someone suffering from TheCorruption - he would have preferred to try to find a cure but honored his final wish anyway.

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** (C) Mega-Sword Mega-Swordd is actually a TerrorHero who tries to /minimize/ the killing he does pragmatically and even then the sheer overkill means it is [[MercyKill a quick and painless, if messy death]]. He has actually killed only three people: the first was about to kill a hostage, the second a mind controller of a slave army caught in battle, and the third was reluctantly to someone suffering from TheCorruption - he would have preferred to try to find a cure but honored his final wish anyway.


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** (C) On the other hand, Mega-Swordd is also [[TheCynic deeply cynical]] and [[OpportunisticBastard very opportunistic]] for a superhero - he often refuses to give the benefit of the doubt [[ReformedButRejected to villains who are trying to reform]] and scoffs at [[WellIntentionedExtremist genuinely well-intentioned ones]] as hypocrites, shills shamelessly for InUniverse [[TheMerch merchandise deals]], and frequently takes advantage of his fellow supers to get things done for himself.


** (C) Mega-Sword is actually a TerrorHero who tries to /minimize/ the killing he does pragmatically and even then the sheer overkill means it is [[MercyKill a quick and painless, if messy death]]. He has actually killed only three people: the first was about to kill a hostage, the second a mind controller of a slave army caught in battle, and the third was reluctantly to someone suffering from TheCorruption - he would have preferred to try to find a cure but honored his final wish anyway.



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* '''Zig Zagged''': ???Mega-Swordd is a SuperPoweredEvilSide of ActualPacifist of [[MessianicArchetype Jeschon]], a slender and saintly and forgiving figure who tries to keep Mega-swordd in check and reform others at all cost.

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** Mega-Swordd is TheComicallySerious.


** "Mega-Swordd is a young man who is on a journey of GORE! GORE! BLOOD! [[FanService TITTIES!]] GORE! RIDUCULOUSLY BADASS WEAPONS! YOU SEE THAT GIANT DEMON OVER THERE!? NO YOU DIDN'T, BECAUSE IT'S FUCKING DEAD! [[{{Gorn}} BLOOOOOOOOOOD, GOOOOOOOORRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRE!!!]]"

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** "Mega-Swordd is a young man who is on a journey of GORE! GORE! BLOOD! [[FanService TITTIES!]] GORE! RIDUCULOUSLY RIDICULOUSLY BADASS WEAPONS! YOU SEE THAT GIANT DEMON OVER THERE!? NO YOU DIDN'T, BECAUSE IT'S FUCKING DEAD! [[{{Gorn}} BLOOOOOOOOOOD, GOOOOOOOORRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRE!!!]]"


** Mega-Swordd lives in such an [[CrapSackWorld undeniably bad place]] where [[Manga/{{Berserk}} an evil god or god-like being and his enforcers are free to exploit, kill, and/or rape whoever they please with little to no concern for reprisal]] or [[Manga/BlackLagoon lawlessness and constant fights between rival criminal organizations are the norm]] that using brutal and fatal methods are the only way he (and whatever companions he has) can survive.

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** Mega-Swordd lives in such an [[CrapSackWorld [[CrapsackWorld undeniably bad place]] where [[Manga/{{Berserk}} an evil god or god-like being and his enforcers are free to exploit, kill, and/or rape whoever they please with little to no concern for reprisal]] or [[Manga/BlackLagoon lawlessness and constant fights between rival criminal organizations are the norm]] that using brutal and fatal methods are the only way he (and whatever companions he has) can survive.


** (A) Mega-Swordd ''looks'' like a nineties anti-hero, and acts like one ''initially,'' but when the fight is over and the villain [[GenreSavvy prepares to die]], Mega-Swordd proves to be TheCape, and [[ThouShaltNotKill throws them in prison.]]

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** (A) Mega-Swordd ''looks'' like a nineties anti-hero, and acts like one ''initially,'' but when the fight is over and the villain [[GenreSavvy prepares to die]], die, Mega-Swordd proves to be TheCape, and [[ThouShaltNotKill throws them in prison.]]


'''Basic Trope''': The [[DarkerAndEdgier grim and gritty]] anti-hero characters popular in superhero comics of the 1990's.

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'''Basic Trope''': The over-the-top [[DarkerAndEdgier grim and gritty]] anti-hero characters very popular in superhero comics of the 1990's.


'''Basic Trope''': The grim and gritty fighting characters popular in superhero comics of the nineteen nineties.

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'''Basic Trope''': The [[DarkerAndEdgier grim and gritty fighting gritty]] anti-hero characters popular in superhero comics of the nineteen nineties.1990's.


** (A) He only throws traditional villains in prison. Complete monsters are so evil that they set off his BerserkButton, and he hacks them down brutally to prevent them from slaughtering innocents.\\
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Bonus points if he also {{Lampshade|Hanging}}s and {{Justifie|dTrope}}s the act by explaining that the Nineties Anti-Hero method is the only way to take {{Complete Monster}}s off the streets.

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** (A) He only throws traditional villains in prison. Complete monsters are so evil that they set off his BerserkButton, and he hacks them down brutally to prevent them from slaughtering innocents.\\
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Bonus points if he also {{Lampshade|Hanging}}s and {{Justifie|dTrope}}s the act by explaining that the Nineties Anti-Hero method is the only way to take {{Complete Monster}}s complete monsters off the streets.



* '''Parodied''': Mega-Swordd has so much muscle mass that he cannot function effectively, and can barely move his arms, let alone wield his weapon. Villains that he challenges feel so sorry for him that they fake their own gruesome deaths to make him feel better.

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Mega-Swordd has so much muscle mass that he cannot function effectively, and can barely move his arms, let alone wield his weapon. Villains that he challenges feel so sorry for him that they fake their own gruesome deaths to make him feel better.better.
** Mega-Swordd acts like a Nineties Anti-Hero to make a fashion statement. He can pick out a perfect combination of [[TooManyBelts pouches, belts]], and [[ShouldersOfDoom shoulder pads]] for hours on end, [[MusclesAreMeaningful follows a weightlifter diet and excercises rigorously]] to keep his improbable musculature in shape, [[GadgeteerGenius personally designs his weapons to be as deadly and over-the-top as possible]], and has whole books on history and morality of [[WellIntentionedExtremist well-intentioned extremism]] and proper delivery of [[OneLiner snappy one-liners]] in his study.


* '''Implied''': The time of Nineties Anti-Heroes is a thing of the past in the story and never shown, but looked upon as a [[TheDarkTimes literal]] [[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks Dark Age]] by the characters from the present, and Mega-Swordd [[NeverLiveItDown has an undying reputation]] as a textbook example of one such "hero".



* '''Played For Drama''':
** Mega-Swordd is an anti-hero operating in a normal, half-decent world - but he comes from a terrible, hopeless WretchedHive, where MightMakesRight and trying to help people [[WideEyedIdealist without having the firepower]] to back up your actions [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished will get you killed by the people who routinely prey on the weak]]. His LoveInterest and TrueCompanions keep trying to show him that not every place in the world is as horrible as the one he comes from, but it's difficult for anyone to overcome a lifetime of horror, and Mega-Swordd's [[CharacterDevelopment entire character arc]] is about his worldview [[TookALevelInIdealism slowly changing for the better through a great deal of effort]].
** The world of the story used to be a much better place, with many [[TheCape idealistic superheroes]] protecting it - but after a [[AlienInvasion massive invasion]] of ScaryDogmaticAliens and a [[GreatOffscreenWar long, bloody war]] for the survival of humanity, it became an AfterTheEnd CrapsackWorld where only the Nineties Anti-Heroes survived to protect humanity from supervillains and interstellar threats. Mega-Swordd and others like him [[KnightInSourArmor do their best to protect what's left of Earth]], but they understand they will never be able to be as heroic as their pre-War counterparts.



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** Mega-Swordd's "gritty action hero" thing tends to quickly come apart when he's not in action, revealing him to be a neurotic, socially awkward IdiotHero whose chief concern with mundane activities is whether or not they're "badass".

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** Mega-Swordd's "gritty action hero" thing tends to quickly come apart when he's not in action, revealing him to be a neurotic, socially awkward IdiotHero whose chief concern with mundane activities is whether or not they're "badass".[[MundaneMadeAwesome "badass"]].


** The writers are [[NostalgiaFilter big fans of the 90s]] as well as comic books.

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** The writers are [[NostalgiaFilter big fans big]] [[SoBadItsGood fans]] of the 90s]] 90s as well as comic books.


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** Mega-Swordd's "gritty action hero" thing tends to quickly come apart when he's not in action, revealing him to be a neurotic, socially awkward IdiotHero whose chief concern with mundane activities is whether or not they're "badass".

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** Mega-Swordd doesn't care about being a hero, but continues to fight off the villains anyways.


* '''Straight''': Mega-Swordd is a ferocious fighter with exaggerated anatomy and an absurdly large weapon. He only appears heroic when he is fighting [[CompleteMonster complete monsters]].

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* '''Straight''': Mega-Swordd is a ferocious fighter with exaggerated anatomy and an absurdly large weapon. He only appears heroic when he is fighting [[CompleteMonster complete monsters]].monsters.



** (A) He only throws traditional villains in prison. [[CompleteMonster Complete Monsters]] are so evil that they set off his BerserkButton, and he hacks them down brutally to prevent them from slaughtering innocents.\\

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** (A) He only throws traditional villains in prison. [[CompleteMonster Complete Monsters]] monsters are so evil that they set off his BerserkButton, and he hacks them down brutally to prevent them from slaughtering innocents.\\



** Mega-Swordd is a [[BloodKnight dangerous man]] in a [[CrapsackWorld dangerous world]] with a [[FreudianExcuse plausible reason for being so dangerous]] and a [[StrawNihilist matching philosophy]]. Yet in spite of being so very dangerous, his world is [[BlackAndGrayMorality a complicated a place]] and [[TheAllSolvingHammer violence]] [[YourAnswerToEverything is not always the answer]] because not all problems come directly from [[CompleteMonster irredeemable villains]]. In the end, Mega-Swordd simply [[SillyRabbitCynicismIsForLosers doesn't match up]] to the [[WeakButSkilled weaker]] but [[GuileHero smarter]] and [[TheFettered better-hearted heroes]] who [[WorldHalfFull save the world with a much lower body count]].

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** Mega-Swordd is a [[BloodKnight dangerous man]] in a [[CrapsackWorld dangerous world]] with a [[FreudianExcuse plausible reason for being so dangerous]] and a [[StrawNihilist matching philosophy]]. Yet in spite of being so very dangerous, his world is [[BlackAndGrayMorality a complicated a place]] and [[TheAllSolvingHammer violence]] [[YourAnswerToEverything is not always the answer]] because not all problems come directly from [[CompleteMonster irredeemable villains]].villains. In the end, Mega-Swordd simply [[SillyRabbitCynicismIsForLosers doesn't match up]] to the [[WeakButSkilled weaker]] but [[GuileHero smarter]] and [[TheFettered better-hearted heroes]] who [[WorldHalfFull save the world with a much lower body count]].

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