What springs to mind following GraySeaJones's excellent answer is an example from Alan Moore's Watchman.
Spoiler: Spoiler from Watchman graphic novel

Ozymandius likely started out as Bant. Knowledge, order, society, togetherness. The enemy of chaos, anarchy, and amorality.

What he became was Sultai. Knowledge, order, society, at the cost of thousands of lives, constant fear, and at the direction of a mastermind.