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{{Quote|Let me learn you something big. It's all a machine, partner. Live free, don't join.|[[DJ (Star Wars)|DJ]] to Finn.}}
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{{Quote|Eh, good, evil - both fine choices. Whatever floats your boat.|[[Bender Bending Rodríguez]] on morality.}}
 
{{Quote|I can do no wrong, for I do not know what it is.|[[Satan (The Adventures of Mark Twain)|Satan]] in ''The Adventures of Mark Twain''.}}
 
{{Quote|I can do no wrong, for I do not know what it is.|[[Satan (The Adventures of Mark Twain)|Satan]] in ''The Adventures of Mark Twain''.}}
Characters who are '''amoral''' are unable to be truly judged by our concepts of right and wrong, or happen to lack a moral sense, thereby being unconcerned with notions of right and wrong. Some of these villains are known to have Moral Agency issues, but all villains with Moral Agency issues belong in this category.
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{{Quote|Listen up, Amanogawa. I don’t care about your justice, and I have no interest in arguing with you about what’s right and wrong. |[[Hajime Nagumo]] to Kouki Amanogawa of his delusional justice}}
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The '''Amoral''' are unable to be judged by concepts of right and wrong or happen to lack moral senses. Some are known to have Moral Agency issues but all belong here.
   
Almost all abstract and [[:Category:Deities|god-like entities]] fall under this category. On a terrestrial scale, however, an example of an amoral villain would either be:
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Abstract characters such as [[:Category:Deities|Deities]] fall under this. However, on a terrestrial scale examples of Amoral villains would be:
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*'''[[:Category:Artificial Intelligence|Artificial Intelligences]]''' (e.g. [[AUTO]]) unlike those with free will (e.g. [[Skynet]]).
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*'''[[:Category:Predator|Predators]]''' guided by instinct (e.g. [[Sabor (Disney)|Sabor]]) unlike those who [[:Category:Sadists|find joy]] in torturing prey (e.g. [[Pennywise]]).
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*'''[[:Category:Dimwits|Dimwits]]''' whose stupidities get out of hand and cause disasters (e.g. [[Beavis and Butt-head]]) unlike those who can mostly control themselves (e.g. [[Toplofty and O'Bloat]]).
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*'''[[:Category:Demon|Demons]]''', '''[[:Category:Dark Forms|Dark Forms]]''' and similar forces who only know evil (e.g. [[The Black Mass]]) unless it is made clear they have Moral Agencies (e.g. [[Bill Cipher]]).
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*'''[[:Category:Lovecraftian Horrors|Lovecraftian Horrors]]''' are Amoral at least by human standards (e.g. [[Azathoth]]) unless they have such Moral Agencies (e.g. [[Nyarlathotep]]).
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*'''[[:Category:Kids|Kids]]''', '''[[:Category:Teenagers|Teenagers]]''' and other '''[[:Category:Juvenile Delinquents|Juvenile Delinquents]]''' due to their ages or being unaware of who/what they are hurting (e.g. [[Sid Phillips]]) except for when they enjoy themselves (e.g. [[Henry Evans]]). People who harass others for fun don't count if they clearly enjoy causing others suffering.
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*'''[[:Category:Mentally Ill|Mentally Ill]]''', '''[[:Category:Psychotic|Psychotic]]''' and/or '''[[:Category:Dissociative|Dissociative]]''' villains who are not in control of their own actions (e.g. [[SCP-096]]) unlike those who are fully aware of what they are doing and their limited views on reality does not justify their actions (e.g. [[Norman Osborn (Marvel)|Norman Osborn]]).
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*Individuals not conforming to archetypes of good or bad (e.g. [[Deadpool]]) and not wishing to be evil. Such characters fall under '''[[:Category:Chaotic Neutral|Chaotic Neutrals]]'''. Some might even do more good things than bad things.
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*'''[[:Category:Villains by Proxy|Villains by Proxy]]''' who did not choose evil in the first place (e.g. [[Spinel]]). However, these don't count if they have some motive for committing crimes that doesn't make them unwilling.
   
*[[:Category:Artificial Intelligence|Robots and mindless machines that run on a program]], unlike those with free will such as [[Skynet]];
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'''[[:Category:Pure Evil|Pure Evil]] villains CAN ''NEVER'' qualify. While they may be unconcerned with right and wrong they are aware of what is but always choose to do wrong. Furthermore, some villains can still count as [[:Category:Pure Evil|Pure Evil]] if they merely don't understand why people feel disgusted with their crimes as those typically taunt characters for their morals.'''
   
*[[:Category:Predator|Predatory]] and carnivorous animals with no human features (which is guided by instinct)
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Pure Evils understand morality and take pleasure in what they do; if they don't believe in morality they should go under [[:Category:Delusional|Delusional]] or [[:Category:Nihilists|Nihilists]] instead.
 
*[[:Category:Dimwits|Dimwits]] whose stupidity gets out of hand and causes disasters ([[Beavis and Butt-head]]);
 
 
*[[:Category:Demon|Demons]], [[:Category:Dark Forms|Dark Forms]] and other forces of evil who only know how to be evil, and does not understand good and bad - unless the story makes it clear that they have a Moral Agency;
 
*[[:Category:Kids|Children]] who are unaware of their actions either due to how old they are, or who/what they are hurting. (Such as [[Sid Phillips]] who at first was unaware that his toys were alive while torturing them)
 
 
*An individual who doesn't conform to the traditional archetypes of good or bad (such as [[Deadpool]], who doesn't care what side he's on), and does not wish to be evil. Characters like those often fall under '''[[:Category:Chaotic Neutral|Chaotic Neutral]]'''.
 
 
*Most [[:Category:Villains by Proxy|Villains by Proxy]] who did not choose to become evil in the first place.
 
 
'''[[:Category:Pure Evil|Pure Evil]] villains NEVER can qualify. While they may be unconcerned with what is right and wrong, they are aware of what is right and wrong but always chooses to do what is wrong.'''
 
Pure Evils always understands morality as part of their moral agency, and usually [[:Category:Sadists|take pleasure in their actions]]. If they don't believe in good and evil, they should go under the '''[[:Category:Delusional|Delusional]]''' category instead.
 
   
 
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Revision as of 06:14, March 22, 2020

Eh, good, evil - both fine choices. Whatever floats your boat.
~ Bender Bending Rodríguez on morality.
I can do no wrong, for I do not know what it is.
~ Satan in The Adventures of Mark Twain.
Listen up, Amanogawa. I don’t care about your justice, and I have no interest in arguing with you about what’s right and wrong.
~ Hajime Nagumo to Kouki Amanogawa of his delusional justice

The Amoral are unable to be judged by concepts of right and wrong or happen to lack moral senses. Some are known to have Moral Agency issues but all belong here.

Abstract characters such as Deities fall under this. However, on a terrestrial scale examples of Amoral villains would be:

Pure Evil villains CAN NEVER qualify. While they may be unconcerned with right and wrong they are aware of what is but always choose to do wrong. Furthermore, some villains can still count as Pure Evil if they merely don't understand why people feel disgusted with their crimes as those typically taunt characters for their morals.

Pure Evils understand morality and take pleasure in what they do; if they don't believe in morality they should go under Delusional or Nihilists instead.

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