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29th Jun '16 5:55:19 PM dotchan
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* At least two members of the [[LightNovel/SuzumiyaHaruhi Anti-SOS Brigade]] are this trope. I say "at least" because, though Fujiwara is probably the most traditionally evil character in the series, his ultimate goals are actually pretty noble, due to FridgeLogic, and Kuyou's motivations are completely unknown at this point. The ones who are pretty surely [[AntiVillain Anti Villains]], however, are Kyouko, who prefers not to use violent means to achieve her goal (which, if realized, would make the world more stable, [[CreativeSterility though less interesting]]), and [[IJustWantToBeNormal Sasaki]], who wants nothing whatsoever to do with the supernatural, and is only involved in the plot because the aforementioned Anti-SOS Brigade just will not leave her alone.

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* ''LightNovel/SuzumiyaHaruhi'': At least two members of the [[LightNovel/SuzumiyaHaruhi Anti-SOS Brigade]] Brigade are this trope. I say "at least" because, though Fujiwara is probably the most traditionally evil character in the series, his ultimate goals are actually pretty noble, due to FridgeLogic, and Kuyou's motivations are completely unknown at this point. The ones who are pretty surely [[AntiVillain Anti Villains]], however, are Kyouko, who prefers not to use violent means to achieve her goal (which, if realized, would make the world more stable, [[CreativeSterility though less interesting]]), and [[IJustWantToBeNormal Sasaki]], who wants nothing whatsoever to do with the supernatural, and is only involved in the plot because the aforementioned Anti-SOS Brigade just will not leave her alone.
24th May '16 7:55:35 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Oddly enough, [[TheStarscream Starscream]] from ''TransformersArmada''. He's made a ProudWarriorRaceGuy, has plenty of moral conflicts, [[spoiler: spends time as an Autobot, [[EvenEvilHasStandards is disgusted by Sideways]], has a quasi-romantic relationship with Alexis, and is even given a HeroicSacrifice. His last words? Telling Megatron to help the Autobots]]. Very anti-villainous.

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* Oddly enough, [[TheStarscream Starscream]] from ''TransformersArmada''.''Anime/TransformersArmada''. He's made a ProudWarriorRaceGuy, has plenty of moral conflicts, [[spoiler: spends time as an Autobot, [[EvenEvilHasStandards is disgusted by Sideways]], has a quasi-romantic relationship with Alexis, and is even given a HeroicSacrifice. His last words? Telling Megatron to help the Autobots]]. Very anti-villainous.
19th May '16 11:33:20 AM MsChibi
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* ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' gives us Amakusa Shougo. He wanted to take over Japan, destroy the Meiji government, and establish himself as a god-king, to avenge his parents (who, along with many {{Japanese Christian}}s, were killed off towards the end of the Tokugawa regime.)

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* ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' gives us Amakusa Shougo. He wanted to take over Japan, destroy the Meiji government, and establish himself as a god-king, to avenge his parents (who, along with many {{Japanese Christian}}s, were killed off towards the end of the Tokugawa regime.) He wanted to create a new society where his followers from Shimabara could worship as they chose, without being oppressed or persecuted for it, and he established schools, orphanages, and hospitals in Shimabara, and brought some knowledge of Western medicine with him from his travels.
19th May '16 11:30:53 AM MsChibi
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* ''Manga/RuroniKenshin'' gives us Amakusa Shougo. He wanted to take over Japan, destroy the Meiji government, and establish himself as a god-king, to avenge his parents (who, along with many {{Japanese Christian}}s, were killed off towards the end of the Tokugawa regime.)

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* ''Manga/RuroniKenshin'' ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' gives us Amakusa Shougo. He wanted to take over Japan, destroy the Meiji government, and establish himself as a god-king, to avenge his parents (who, along with many {{Japanese Christian}}s, were killed off towards the end of the Tokugawa regime.)
19th May '16 11:30:43 AM MsChibi
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* ''Manga/RuroniKenshin'' gives us Amakusa Shougo. He wanted to take over Japan, destroy the Meiji government, and establish himself as a god-king, to avenge his parents (who, along with many {{Japanese Christian}}s, were killed off towards the end of the Tokugawa regime.)
3rd May '16 7:33:31 AM Mhazard
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** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans Iron Blooded Orphans]]'' has Gaelio Bauduin, a kind and lighthearted person who believes in justice. He doesn't do anything villainous in his entire life and will fill disgusted should his superiors do anything atrocious. He is gradually shattered into a sad and vengeful person by the maiming of his new friend and the death of his childhood friend in the hands of [[SociopathicHero Mikazuki]]. [[spoiler: His tragic life goes to the deep end when he dies with the knowledge that [=McGillis=] Fareed was the one who used both his friends on the first place, and [=McGillis=] will marry his ''9-year-old'' sister Almiria Bauduin and ruin her life.]]
8th Feb '16 4:29:16 AM Dechstreme
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** Among the Homunculi, Gluttony and the aforementioned Greed are the best examples, while Sloth's a pretty good example of a PunchClockVillain. Although the other four are undeniably cruel, all of them have ''some'' sympathetic quality or another: [[spoiler:Bradley is Wrath in this one and despite still being a bastard, is less sadistic and almost comes to admire his human adversaries; [[CombatSadomasochist Lust]] seems to have genuine care for Gluttony and Envy, plus loyalty to [[BigBad Father]]. Envy & Pride, meanwhile, have pitiful traits despite their sociopathy - the former actually ''[[ShapedLikeItself envies humans]]'' for all their good qualities and because it can't emulate them, can't help but hate them; the latter [[WellDoneSonGuy follows his Father's teachings to the letter]], and only upon his (near) death realises that Father cared for him in return, and his adoptive human mother was the one person who truly loved him (it's shown that when she raises him from scratch, he becomes a genuinely kind-hearted child).]] Actually ''calling'' any of these four an AntiVillain is a stretch, however.

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** Among the Homunculi, Gluttony and the aforementioned Greed are the best examples, while Sloth's a pretty good example of a PunchClockVillain. Although the other four are undeniably cruel, all of them have ''some'' sympathetic quality or another: [[spoiler:Bradley is Wrath in this one and despite still being a bastard, is less sadistic and almost comes to admire his human adversaries; [[CombatSadomasochist Lust]] seems to have genuine care for Gluttony and Envy, plus loyalty to [[BigBad Father]]. Envy & Pride, meanwhile, have pitiful traits despite their sociopathy - the former actually ''[[ShapedLikeItself envies humans]]'' for all their good qualities and because it can't emulate them, can't help but hate them; the latter [[WellDoneSonGuy follows his Father's teachings to the letter]], and only upon his (near) death realises that Father never cared for him in return, and his adoptive human mother was the one person who truly loved him (it's shown that when she raises him from scratch, he becomes a genuinely kind-hearted child).]] Actually ''calling'' any of these four an AntiVillain is a stretch, however.
6th Jan '16 10:24:57 PM Gamermaster
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* Fate from Season 1, the Wolkenritter from Season 2, and Zest from Season 3 of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''. Their "villainous" goals range from wanting to see their mother smile to saving an innocent IllGirl from certain death to uncovering the truth behind the deaths of their comrades. All of them fall under the WorthyOpponent type, doing things like holding back to not kill people, and going out of their way to make sure their opponent is okay after she's been attacked by a third party. Scenes of them not in battle portray them as genuinely kind characters that deeply care for their wards and those around them. Almost all of them join the heroes' side after being [[DefeatMeansFriendship befriended]] by Nanoha or her cohorts. In fact, a good portion of Nanoha's current cast is made up of former anti-villains.

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* Fate from Season 1, the Wolkenritter from Season 2, and Zest from Season 3 of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''.''Franchise/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''. Their "villainous" goals range from wanting to see their mother smile to saving an innocent IllGirl from certain death to uncovering the truth behind the deaths of their comrades. All of them fall under the WorthyOpponent type, doing things like holding back to not kill people, and going out of their way to make sure their opponent is okay after she's been attacked by a third party. Scenes of them not in battle portray them as genuinely kind characters that deeply care for their wards and those around them. Almost all of them join the heroes' side after being [[DefeatMeansFriendship befriended]] by Nanoha or her cohorts. In fact, a good portion of Nanoha's current cast is made up of former anti-villains.
3rd Jan '16 8:23:13 PM Willbyr
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* In ''GameXRush'', it's difficult to see [[spoiler: either Yuuki or Miyuki]] as 100% villains, as they not only possess concrete [[FreudianExcuse alibis]] but really don't want to hurt anyone at all. LoveMakesYouCrazy, though.

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* In ''GameXRush'', ''Manga/GameXRush'', it's difficult to see [[spoiler: either Yuuki or Miyuki]] as 100% villains, as they not only possess concrete [[FreudianExcuse alibis]] but really don't want to hurt anyone at all. LoveMakesYouCrazy, though.
21st Aug '15 10:05:52 PM kataangluvr
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* Darcia III from ''Manga/WolfsRain'' starts off as this. He tries to bring Cheza with him to heal his catatonic lover, Hamona, but he does so by attacking her friends and is willing to stop them from reaching Paradise with her. However, when he returns to find Hamona killed by her jealous twin sister, everything goes downhill and he transforms into a full villain.
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