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Feb 10th 2017 at 8:44:56 PM •••

I noticed some examples are about "sad villain death" (which is what the trope is used to be about) rather than "hero mourns a villain's death". Shall I take that to Project: Short Term?

Aug 10th 2015 at 11:28:00 PM •••

Anyone know what the harry potter fic is that they are referencing I would like to read it

Feb 15th 2015 at 7:04:07 PM •••

What's going on here? I thought that this was a YMMV trope! Who changed it and why?

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Dec 14th 2014 at 6:09:01 PM •••

What if it's a Jerkass, rather than a villain?

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Jan 11th 2014 at 3:37:09 AM •••

Changed the Hook entry, since it was referencing the Disney Peter Pan ending, rather than the Hook ending, which I linked to when rewriting the example.

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Sep 2nd 2013 at 6:29:34 AM •••

  • From Power Rangers in Space, Ecliptor is killed by Zordon's energy wave, when much more evil villains Rita, Zedd, and Divatox were purified. It's the one part of the finale that is genuinely disliked.

Can someone rewrite this example, please? Despite Ecliptor's death being a definitive example(If i am remembering well, he died protecting Astronema of the wave and saying her name shortly after try wake her saying that she is as a daughter to him and fly in fury against her brother after he kill her by accident) , the fact that he was killed when Rita, Zedd and Divatox were spared is not a factor(actually, it is perfectly possible that he was considered more evil than Rita, Zedd and Divatox by the energy wave)

May 17th 2012 at 2:23:49 AM •••

Real Life examples should be removed, since on No Real Life Examples Please page is explicitly written "We don't call real people villains."

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Oct 25th 2012 at 11:26:46 PM •••

Does this trope becomes NRLEP because there is controversy on which Real Life villain is sympathetic?

Oct 9th 2011 at 3:34:37 PM •••

Why YMMV? As mentioned on the Laconic tab, this trope is qualified by portrayal rather than audience reaction.

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Jan 6th 2012 at 7:55:00 PM •••

Yeah, I was wondering the same thing. This doesn't seem like something inherently subjective.

Nov 2nd 2010 at 8:54:53 PM •••

I'm a little confused by the Watchmen example. Moloch wasn't executed in the comic or the movie (unless getting killed to frame Rorschach counts), and we weren't shown anything sad about it. Moloch could qualify as Alas, Poor Villain because he's shown to be a relatively normal, decent guy dying of cancer after reforming, but the way the example is worded makes me think whoever added it confused Moloch for somebody else. Does anyone else have any idea what they could be talking about?

Jul 7th 2010 at 7:00:12 AM •••

It looks like the main bullet for Lo Z was erased and the sub-bullets (or whatever they're called) are now stuck on SRW, for some reason. Doesn't appear to have been a recent change either.

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