History AntiVillain / LiveActionTV

3rd Feb '17 1:57:06 PM PhantomRider
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**Of course, he's just following in the footsteps of [[spoiler:Tony Almeida]], though at his worst Jack still stopped short of shooting fellow agents. [[spoiler: Tony]] was willing to go much further into the dark side.
3rd Feb '17 12:47:58 PM flodoris
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** The High Sparrow is religious fanatic, a homophobe and a misogynist, but he sincere and legitimate in his attempt to fight for the poor and downtrodden against the corruption of the highborn.
20th Dec '16 2:21:01 PM rafi
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* [[ManipulativeBastard Ben]] on ''Series/{{Lost}}''. Or most of the Others, for that matter. They murder, kidnap, and generally terrorize the Survivors, but they [[WellIntentionedExtremist genuinely believe that they are "the good guys"]]. Plus, they're [[VillainsOutShopping pretty relaxed when they aren't being mean]]. The vagueness of their ultimate goal helps here: they have faith that what they're doing serves a higher purpose, even though few of them can articulate what that higher purpose is.

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* ''Series/{{Lost}}'':
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[[ManipulativeBastard Ben]] on ''Series/{{Lost}}''.Ben]] . Or most of the Others, for that matter. They murder, kidnap, and generally terrorize the Survivors, but they [[WellIntentionedExtremist genuinely believe that they are "the good guys"]]. Plus, they're [[VillainsOutShopping pretty relaxed when they aren't being mean]]. The vagueness of their ultimate goal helps here: they have faith that what they're doing serves a higher purpose, even though few of them can articulate what that higher purpose is.



** ''{{Series/Lost}}'' prides itself on ''only'' having [[AntiVillain anti-villains]] and [[AntiHero anti-heroes]]. It's part of why the show is so difficult to pin down into a particular genre.

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** ''{{Series/Lost}}'' The show prides itself on ''only'' having [[AntiVillain anti-villains]] and [[AntiHero anti-heroes]]. It's part of why the show is so difficult to pin down into a particular genre.
16th Dec '16 4:11:03 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** As long as you don't challenge his power, Khal Drogo is a ReasonableAuthorityFigure... in charge of a BarbarianTribe that revels in RapePillageAndBurn as well as slavery.
** Jaime is a man who doesn't hesitate to kill for his own benefit but does possess some sympathetic traits like a BigBrotherInstinct.
** The Hound does terrible things in service to the Lannisters, but at least has the decency to acknowledge them as such and express a distaste for pointless sadism.
** Mance Rayder leads a barbarian horde featuring some pretty reprehensible characters in an invasion of the Seven Kingdoms because he wants to save his people from the White Walkers and he knows the Night's Watch will never just let them through.
14th Dec '16 6:06:38 AM Luppercus
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* El Chompiras and El Botija in ''Series/{{Chespirito}}'' are a couple of thieves trying to succeed in their different criminal schemes, often failing and ending in prison or some other form of punishment. Obviously, albeit criminals, they were popular among the audiences for their quirks. Reason why at some point Creator/Chespirito thought that they where a bad influence and gave them a HeelFaceTurn abandoning the criminal life and becoming honest citizens.

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* El Chompiras and El Botija in ''Series/{{Chespirito}}'' are a couple of thieves trying to succeed in their different criminal schemes, often failing and ending in prison or some other form of punishment. Obviously, albeit criminals, they were popular among the audiences for their quirks. Reason why at some point Creator/Chespirito Creator/{{Chespirito}} thought that they where a bad influence and gave them a HeelFaceTurn abandoning the criminal life and becoming honest citizens.
14th Dec '16 6:05:57 AM Luppercus
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* El Chompiras and El Botija in ''Series/{{Chespirito}}'' are a couple of thieves trying to succeed in their different criminal schemes, often failing and ending in prison or some other form of punishment. Obviously, albeit criminals, they were popular among the audiences for their quirks. Reason why at some point Creator/Chespirito thought that they where a bad influence and gave them a HeelFaceTurn abandoning the criminal life and becoming honest citizens.
25th Nov '16 11:28:36 AM ACW
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** ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'' has its fair share of these. Both [[spoiler:Micchy]] and [[spoiler:Kaito]] are anti-villains. The former is willing and thinks he has to go to great extremes to keep the girl he loves happy, even if it means manipulating all of his friends and allying with {{Complete Monster}}s, while the latter wants to create a world in which the strong and powerful no longer oppress the weak, but at the cost of destroying the current world. Roshuo is another example, as he keeps the power capable of saving humanity to himself, fearing humanity would follow the same path his own species did once they get their hands on said power.

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** ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'' has its fair share of these. Both [[spoiler:Micchy]] and [[spoiler:Kaito]] are anti-villains. The former is willing and thinks he has to go to great extremes to keep the girl he loves happy, even if it means manipulating all of his friends and allying with {{Complete Monster}}s, villains, while the latter wants to create a world in which the strong and powerful no longer oppress the weak, but at the cost of destroying the current world. Roshuo is another example, as he keeps the power capable of saving humanity to himself, fearing humanity would follow the same path his own species did once they get their hands on said power.



* Khan Noonien Singh in his appearance in the episode "Space Seed" of ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}''. Although fandom (and some of the writers of the later series) have made him out to be a complete monster, it's stated that he was the only good dictator in the Eugenics Wars. He was neither bloodthirsty nor a warmonger, and rather than assume a scorched earth strategy when he was defeated, he took his people and fled into space to find a new world. In fact, in "Space Seed" he doesn't even kill anyone (though he does come close in the case of Kirk and at the end, he is actually quite happy with Kirk's suggestion of leaving him and his crew on Ceti Alpha V, since he and his people will finally have what they wanted: a world to themselves. It was only after spending twenty years on a dead rock that he became the monster we saw in ''[[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan The Wrath of Khan]]''.

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* Khan Noonien Singh in his appearance in the episode "Space Seed" of ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}''. Although fandom (and some of the writers of the later series) have made him out to be a complete monster, evil, it's stated that he was the only good dictator in the Eugenics Wars. He was neither bloodthirsty nor a warmonger, and rather than assume a scorched earth strategy when he was defeated, he took his people and fled into space to find a new world. In fact, in "Space Seed" he doesn't even kill anyone (though he does come close in the case of Kirk and at the end, he is actually quite happy with Kirk's suggestion of leaving him and his crew on Ceti Alpha V, since he and his people will finally have what they wanted: a world to themselves. It was only after spending twenty years on a dead rock that he became the monster we saw in ''[[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan The Wrath of Khan]]''.
20th Nov '16 1:52:12 AM Dark_Lord_
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* While the ''Franchise/KamenRider'' franchise is not know for providing the most [[BlackAndWhiteMorality nuanced interpretations for its villains]], they do occasionally appear, especially in the Heisei era of the franchise. Although to date, the only series in the franchise that had the BigBad as an Anti-Villain, is ''Series/KamenRiderRyuki'' where Shiro Kanzaki's motives are sympathetic enough that much of what he does in the series is understandable, if not condonable.
** In Kamen Rider Gaim, both [[spoiler:Micchy]] and [[spoiler:Kaito]] are anti-villains.

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* While the Showa era of the ''Franchise/KamenRider'' franchise is not know known for providing the most [[BlackAndWhiteMorality nuanced interpretations for its villains]], they do occasionally appear, especially in the Heisei era of the franchise. Although to date, the only series franchise.
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in the franchise that had the BigBad as an Anti-Villain, is ''Series/KamenRiderRyuki'' where ''Series/KamenRiderRyuki'', Shiro Kanzaki's motives are sympathetic enough that much of what he does in the series is understandable, if not condonable.
condonable. To elaborate: [[spoiler:The events of the series are set up by him in order to sacrifice all thirteen Riders to revive his sister.]]
** In Kamen Rider Gaim, both ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'' has its fair share of these. Both [[spoiler:Micchy]] and [[spoiler:Kaito]] are anti-villains. The former is willing and thinks he has to go to great extremes to keep the girl he loves happy, even if it means manipulating all of his friends and allying with {{Complete Monster}}s, while the latter wants to create a world in which the strong and powerful no longer oppress the weak, but at the cost of destroying the current world. Roshuo is another example, as he keeps the power capable of saving humanity to himself, fearing humanity would follow the same path his own species did once they get their hands on said power.
** The Heart Roidmude from ''Series/KamenRiderDrive'' is a good example, as he would have been a full blown hero were it not for the fact he is fighting against humanity. He deeply cares for his own race, the Roidmude and feels genuine sadness when one of them is destroyed by the Kamen Riders. The only reason why he fights against humanity, is because he sees humanity as a real threat to his species, which kind of mirrors why the Kamen Riders fight against the Roidmude, as they are a threat to humanity. Another thing that sets Heart apart from other villains is that he fights with a code of honor that prevents him from using underhanded methods, such as killing an untransformed Rider.
7th Jul '16 12:19:35 AM ebrown2112
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** Season 3 gives us Daphne Millbrook, a professional thief who works for and with other villains, but is clearly disgusted by most of them, never kills anyone herself, and is eventually revealed to [[spoiler: have been working with Pinehearst because its leader would otherwise take away her superspeed, which is the only thing stopping her from being crippled by cerebral palsy]]. Most of her villainy seems to have been born of guilt and self-loathing for how she treated her father and (especially) her dying mother. When Matt helps her come to terms with her past and reunite with her father, she does a HeelFaceTurn and literally helps save the world. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, Daphne is shot while attempting to rescue specials kidnapped by [[TheHunter Emile Danko]], who later kills her by [[MoralEventHorizon removing her from the medical facility]], thus causing her wound to become septic.]]

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** Season 3 gives us Daphne Millbrook, a professional thief who works for and with other villains, but is clearly disgusted by most of them, never kills anyone herself, and is eventually revealed to [[spoiler: have been working with Pinehearst because its leader would otherwise take away her superspeed, which is the only thing stopping her from being crippled by cerebral palsy]]. Most of her villainy seems to have been born of guilt and self-loathing for how she treated her father and (especially) her dying mother. When Matt helps her come to terms with her past and reunite with her father, she does a HeelFaceTurn and literally helps save the world. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, Daphne is shot while attempting to rescue specials kidnapped by [[TheHunter Emile Danko]], who later kills her by [[MoralEventHorizon removing removes her from the medical facility]], thus causing her wound to become septic.septic and, ultimately, fatal.]]
4th Jul '16 8:28:01 AM DrImpossible
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* Jesse Pinkman from ''Series/BreakingBad''. He says that he's the bad guy, yet seems to have more moral fiber than anyone else in the drug business. Walter White could qualify for this too, but by the end of season 3, he seems to be more of a VillainProtagonist.

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* Jesse Pinkman from ''Series/BreakingBad''. He says that he's the bad guy, yet seems to have more moral fiber than anyone else in the drug business. Walter White could qualify qualifies for this too, but by the end of season 3, he seems as a VillainProtagonist trying to be more of a VillainProtagonist.make sure that his family are provided for after his death.
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