|“||I took Gotham's White Knight... and I brought him down to our level. It wasn't hard. See, madness, as you know, is like gravity... All it takes is a little... push!||„|
|~ Joker referring to how he turned Harvey Dent into a killer.|
Those submitted to a Corrupting Influence grow increasingly manipulative and evil depending on how the influence works and the way they are exposed to it. The corruption may only occur when one is exposed (though the victim develops an unhealthy addiction to it or becomes convinced by the Villain's arguments) or gradually increases over time but if nothing is done to stop it the corruption becomes permanent and irreversible. Rarely, this can lead to Damned Souls as some may go over the Moral Event Horizon.
Also, these are the polar opposite of the Passively Empathic who attract others to the good side. They are generally among those regarded by other characters as individuals everyone else would ultimately be better off without (e.g. Peter Griffin, Eric Cartman).
Note that a Pure Good is immune to, unaffected by or not subject to a Corrupting Influence as they are incorruptible.
- Corrupting Influence at the Evil wiki.
- Corrupting the Innocent at the Evil wiki.
- Corruption Inducement at the Superpower wiki.
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