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Basic Trope: The Sociopath has a sense of right and wrong.

  • Straight: Dracone always does what he believes is right, but has the lack of concern for others.
  • Exaggerated: Dracone is a Tautological Templar who commits genocide because it was, by definition, righteous. Yet doesn't care if innocents are suffering.
  • Downplayed: Dracone is a Sociopathic Hero who does the right thing on his own way.
  • Justified:
    • Dracone does have a sense of right and wrong, but in this case, he is only concerned about abstract principles other than doing good to others.
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    • Dracone has Blue-and-Orange Morality which further reinforces his apathy towards others.
  • Inverted:
  • Subverted:
  • Double Subverted:
    • People actually mistake for kindness Dracone's Jerk with a Heart of Jerk nature.
    • It turns out Dracone's morality pet is nothing more than an important stepping stone towards their goal, which justifies why Dracone took great care of them.
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    • Dracone intentionally mislead people into believing they were a nihilist without a cause as part of a plan, adhering in fact to a strict moral code they place above everyone, including themselves.
  • Parodied: Dracone has a strong set of morals; one of them involve stepping on a neighbor's grass and not caring what they think.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Dracone is your standard sociopathic villain and has no code of honor.
  • Enforced:
    • "Let's show how being a Principles Zealot can lead you into evil just as fine as lack of principles."
    • The writers feel a sociopath without values is unrealistic, so they give their sociopathic character a personal code.
  • Lampshaded: "You know, any other person would see this as a agonizing dilemma. Fortunately, I've never let my sense of morality be obstructed by ANYTHING."
  • Invoked: ???
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  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied:
    • The Unfettered.
    • Dracone makes sure not to lose sight of individual concerns as he follows his moral concerns.
  • Discussed: "See, 'sociopathic' does not always mean 'a shameless, amoral, opportunistic Manipulative Bastard who considers himself Above Good and Evil. Being too keen on your principles might be, in fact, an even shorter way to becoming anti-social."
  • Conversed: ???
  • Deconstructed: Dracone eventually starts to realize that just because he's doing this for a reason doesn't make it okay, and goes through a Heel Realization.
  • Reconstructed: Dracone understands that other people would find his actions repugnant, but stands by his conviction that his actions are moral and accepts that he will be portrayed as an enemy simply due to difference in perspective. As such, there is no lasting effect on his behaviour.

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