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* SerialNumbersFiledOff: A doctor chases after a psychopath who is described as "pure evil." Hmm... we're either talking about this anime/manga series or the classic horror film ''{{Film/Halloween}}'', except Dr. Loomis is a Japanese neurosurgeon and Michael Myers is a handsome, German young man who plays as TheChessmaster, uses guns, and actually speaks.

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* SerialNumbersFiledOff: A doctor chases after a psychopath who is described as "pure evil." Hmm... we're either talking about this anime/manga series or the classic horror film ''{{Film/Halloween}}'', ''{{Film/Halloween|1978}}'', except Dr. Loomis is a Japanese neurosurgeon and Michael Myers is a handsome, German young man who plays as TheChessmaster, uses guns, and actually speaks.


* CompleteMonster: [[SatanicArchetype Johan Liebert]]'s refusal to seek redemption makes him the titular monster. A sadistic [[TheChessmaster chessmaster]] since he learned to walk and talk, Johan murdered his own foster parents and [[ManipulativeBastard manipulated]] over 50 adults and children into massacring each other, even as a preteen. As an adult, Johan is on a personal journey to become, in his own words, [[CardCarryingVillain as dark as possible]]. He is also trying to find out if there is anyone as evil as he is out there, or, failing that, forcing the heroic Dr. Tenma, and/or his own pacifistic sister, Nina Foertner, to [[StrikeMeDownWithAllOfYourHatred kill him in cold blood]]. In this way, he hopes to establish that even [[IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim the best people can become just like him]]. Along the way, he convinces children to jump from rooftops; gets a recovering alcoholic drunk before throwing him off a building; sets a highly-occupied library aflame, with a smile on his face; and convinces various serial killers to murder every foster family he has ever lived with, as part of his quest to become an {{unperson}}. In the end, Johan tries to manipulate the population of an entire town into slaughtering each other, and, failing at this, prepares to shoot a child in the head just to torture Tenma. In the end, Johan undermines any possible FreudianExcuse, proving himself to be simply pure, unadulterated evil.

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* CompleteMonster: This work, dedicated to exploring whether there is such a thing as pure evil, concludes that while anybody, no matter now heinous, can be redeemed, it is [[SatanicArchetype Johan Liebert]]'s refusal to seek redemption that makes him the titular monster. A sadistic [[TheChessmaster chessmaster]] since he [[EnfantTerrible learned to walk and talk, talk]], Johan murdered his own foster parents and [[ManipulativeBastard manipulated]] manipulated over 50 adults and children into massacring each other, other even [[CorruptionByAMinor as a preteen. As preteen]], and, as an adult, Johan is on a personal journey to become, in his own words, [[CardCarryingVillain as dark as possible]]. He is also trying to find out if there is anyone as evil as he is out there, or, failing that, forcing the heroic Dr. Tenma, and/or his own pacifistic sister, Nina Foertner, to [[StrikeMeDownWithAllOfYourHatred kill him in cold blood]]. In this way, he hopes to establish that even [[IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim the best people can become just like him]]. Along the way, way he [[WouldHurtAChild convinces children to jump from rooftops; rooftops]]; gets a recovering alcoholic drunk before throwing him off a building; sets a highly-occupied library aflame, with a smile on his face; aflame; and convinces various serial killers {{serial killer}}s to murder every foster family he has ever lived with, as part of his quest to become an {{unperson}}. In the end, Johan tries to manipulate the population of an entire town into slaughtering each other, and, failing at this, prepares to shoot a child in the head just to torture Tenma. In Numerous excuses are proposed for Johan's behavior, yet each one is ultimately undermined, revealing that in the end, Johan undermines any possible FreudianExcuse, proving himself to be simply is pure, unadulterated evil.


* GeniusBonus: Aside from the extra understanding gleaned by those with medical degrees, there's a bonus for film or animation students. Lipsky could be a puppeteer just because it's a part of his character, or because it's both creepy and sad...''or'' it could double as a ShoutOut to the Prague school of animation, which, based on when ''Monster'' is set, would have still been going strong during Lipsky's childhood. This particular localized trend produced a lot of work based on puppetry and dark fairy tales, both elements which compliment ''Monster'' nicely. [[CaptainObvious And of course, Lipsky's first met in Prague.]]

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* GeniusBonus: Aside from the extra understanding gleaned by those with medical degrees, there's a bonus for film or animation students. Lipsky could be a puppeteer just because it's a part of his character, or because it's both creepy and sad...''or'' it could double as a ShoutOut to the Prague school of animation, which, based on when ''Monster'' is set, would have still been going strong during Lipsky's childhood. This particular localized trend produced a lot of work based on puppetry and dark fairy tales, both elements which compliment ''Monster'' nicely. [[CaptainObvious And of course, Lipsky's first met in Prague.]]

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** One might also mention [[Film/HalloweenTheCurseOfMichaelMyers Franz Bonaparta and Peter Čapek (alongside a varied assortment of other nihilists, neo-Nazis and totalitarians) engaging in intentional experiments to breed a monstrous child of perfect genetic stock, and subsequently worshipping him as their presumptive leader and savior]], only to discover that EvilIsNotAToy.


* SerialNumbersFiledOff: A doctor chases after a pyschopath who is and described as pure evil. Hmm... we're either talking about this anime/manga series or the classic horror film ''{{Film/Halloween}}'', except Dr. Loomis is a Japanese neurosurgeon and Michael Myers is a handsome, German young man who plays as The Chesssmaster, uses guns, and actually speaks.
** Not to mention Nina Fortner being a good stand-in for Laurie Strode, and being stalked by [[Film/HalloweenII1981 what ultimately turns out to be her malevolent long-lost brother whom she had forgotten about]].

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* SerialNumbersFiledOff: A doctor chases after a pyschopath psychopath who is and described as pure evil. "pure evil." Hmm... we're either talking about this anime/manga series or the classic horror film ''{{Film/Halloween}}'', except Dr. Loomis is a Japanese neurosurgeon and Michael Myers is a handsome, German young man who plays as The Chesssmaster, TheChessmaster, uses guns, and actually speaks.
** Not to mention Nina Fortner being a good stand-in for Laurie Strode, and what with being stalked by [[Film/HalloweenII1981 what ultimately turns out to be her malevolent long-lost brother whom she had forgotten about]].


** Not to mention Nina Fortner being a good stand-in for Laurie Strode, and being stalked by [[Film/HalloweenII what ultimately turns out to be her malevolent long-lost brother whom she had forgotten about]].

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** Not to mention Nina Fortner being a good stand-in for Laurie Strode, and being stalked by [[Film/HalloweenII [[Film/HalloweenII1981 what ultimately turns out to be her malevolent long-lost brother whom she had forgotten about]].


* SerialNumbersFiledOff: A doctor chases after a pyschopath who is and described as pure evil. Hmm... we're either talking about this anime/manga series or the classic horror film ''Film/Halloween'', except Dr. Loomis is a Japanese neurosurgeon and Michael Myers is a handsome, German young man who plays as The Chesssmaster, uses guns, and actually speaks.

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* SerialNumbersFiledOff: A doctor chases after a pyschopath who is and described as pure evil. Hmm... we're either talking about this anime/manga series or the classic horror film ''Film/Halloween'', ''{{Film/Halloween}}'', except Dr. Loomis is a Japanese neurosurgeon and Michael Myers is a handsome, German young man who plays as The Chesssmaster, uses guns, and actually speaks.


* SerialNumbersFiledOff: A doctor chases after a pyschopath who is and described as pure evil. Hmm... we're either talking about this anime/manga series or the classic horror film ''Halloween'', except Dr. Loomis is a Japanese neurosurgeon and Michael Myers is a handsome, German young man who plays as The Chesssmaster, uses guns, and actually speaks.
** Not to mention Nina Fortner being a good stand-in for Laurie Strode, and being stalked by what turns out to be her malevolent long-lost sibling.

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* SerialNumbersFiledOff: A doctor chases after a pyschopath who is and described as pure evil. Hmm... we're either talking about this anime/manga series or the classic horror film ''Halloween'', ''Film/Halloween'', except Dr. Loomis is a Japanese neurosurgeon and Michael Myers is a handsome, German young man who plays as The Chesssmaster, uses guns, and actually speaks.
** Not to mention Nina Fortner being a good stand-in for Laurie Strode, and being stalked by [[Film/HalloweenII what ultimately turns out to be her malevolent long-lost sibling.brother whom she had forgotten about]].

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** Not to mention Nina Fortner being a good stand-in for Laurie Strode, and being stalked by what turns out to be her malevolent long-lost sibling.


* HarsherInHindsight: With the news about the way she raises her boys as little girls that is considered to be child abuse, Creator/CharlizeTheron's portrayal as Aileen Wuornos is shockingly appropriate.


* HarsherInHindsight: With the news about the way she raises her boys as little girls that is considered to be child abuse, Charlize Theron's portrayal as Aileen Wuornos is shockingly appropriate.

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* HarsherInHindsight: With the news about the way she raises her boys as little girls that is considered to be child abuse, Charlize Theron's Creator/CharlizeTheron's portrayal as Aileen Wuornos is shockingly appropriate.


* HarsherInHindsight: With the news about the way she raises her kids that is as child abuse, Charlize Theron's portrayal as Aileen Wuornos is shockingly appropriate.

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* HarsherInHindsight: With the news about the way she raises her kids boys as little girls that is as considered to be child abuse, Charlize Theron's portrayal as Aileen Wuornos is shockingly appropriate.


* HarsherinHindsight: With the news about the way she raises her kids that is as child abuse, Charlize Theron's portrayal as Aileen Wuornos is shockingly appropriate.

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* HarsherinHindsight: HarsherInHindsight: With the news about the way she raises her kids that is as child abuse, Charlize Theron's portrayal as Aileen Wuornos is shockingly appropriate.

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* HarsherinHindsight: With the news about the way she raises her kids that is as child abuse, Charlize Theron's portrayal as Aileen Wuornos is shockingly appropriate.


* CounterpartComparison: Johan Liebert is basically the anime version of James Gordon Jr. from Franchise/{{Batman}}. Both of them are psychopathic individuals who seek [[TheCorrupter to corrupt other people]] [[ForTheEvulz for the sake of causing evil]], are [[TheChessmaster cunning manipulators]] and sadists. Both are [[TheStoic composed and calm individuals]] and both have a [[FauxAffablyEvil polite façade]] to hide their monstrosity.

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