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27th May '17 3:30:14 AM WildKatGirl
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* In ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' (which always plays DarkIsEvil straight with its [[BigBad Big Bad's]]), Hotaru may be Sailor Saturn, the Soldier of Destruction, but she isn't evil. In fact, she's very shy and sweet, and even though she's possessed when we first meet her, it's not her fault at all.

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* In ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' (which always plays DarkIsEvil straight with its [[BigBad Big Bad's]]), Bads]]), Hotaru may be Sailor Saturn, the Soldier of Destruction, but she isn't evil. In fact, she's very shy and sweet, and even though she's possessed when we first meet her, it's not her fault at all.
22nd Apr '17 10:29:10 AM creader
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* ''Anime/SpiritedAway'' - Some spirits have shown companionship for Chihiro.
** Kamaji, who's a [[TheMenInBlack spirit in black]].
** No Face, an white-masked creature who causes a few problems, but craves her friendship.
** And Lin, who has a weasel motif.
* ''Anime/HowlsMovingCastle''- Zigzagged with Howl's transformations, [[DarkIsEvil even though his other self's very dangerous]].
* The CleverCrows from ''Anime/TheCatReturns.''
* In ''Anime/CastleInTheSky'', [[spoiler:the Spell of Destruction, considered a dark spell by the heroine Sheeta's grandmother, is what saves the heroes by destroying the bad guy's base]].
5th Feb '17 3:34:01 PM MajinAkuma
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** After becoming Hell Kaiser and wearing a black coat that replaces his white one from Duel Academia, people close to Kaiser initially believe that he was controlled by some darkness that made him evil. However, he made it clear that he was not controlled by anything nor anyone and became the way he was through his own experience. Hell Kaiser wasn't evil, just a power-hungry {{Jerkass}} who used questionable methods to make his duels more intense. His forbidden cards, the Cyberdark cards, aren't evil either. They were forbidden and locked away because they are dangerous for their user, not because they are evil. This is made clear in season 4, where Sho receives the Cyberdark cards among others and is perfectly fine using them without any side effects.


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*** [[spoiler:Although, it turns out much later that Odd-Eyes Dragon and Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon used to be evil.]]
23rd Jan '17 2:16:23 PM Willbyr
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* Subverted in ''SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' with Mayo Mitama. She really is as evil as she looks, but everyone else simply [[WrongGenreSavvy assumes that she's misunderstood]]. Basically, she takes full advantage of those savvy in this trope.

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* Subverted in ''SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' with Mayo Mitama. She really is as evil as she looks, but everyone else simply [[WrongGenreSavvy assumes that she's misunderstood]]. Basically, she takes full advantage of those savvy in this trope.
22nd Jan '17 6:23:38 AM Clockwork_Lemon
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* In ''Anime/DeathParade'', [[TheNameless Onna]] is the only main character whose palette is dark, with [[EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette black hair]], [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyes]], and a mostly black outfit. Yet she's easily the most [[NaiveNewcomer innocent]] character, as well as one of the most emphatic and pleasant. The [[{{Psychopomp}} arbiters]], by contrast, [[LackOfEmpathy mostly lack empathy and complex emotions]], yet have [[LightIsNotGood bright, bubbly palettes]].

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* In ''Anime/DeathParade'', [[TheNameless Onna]] The Black Haired Woman]] is the only main character whose palette is dark, with [[EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette black hair]], [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyes]], and a mostly black outfit. Yet she's easily the most [[NaiveNewcomer innocent]] character, as well as one of the most emphatic and pleasant. The [[{{Psychopomp}} arbiters]], by contrast, [[LackOfEmpathy mostly lack empathy and complex emotions]], yet have [[LightIsNotGood bright, bubbly palettes]].
6th Sep '16 8:00:19 AM whereismytea
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* In ''Manga/Brave10'', Isanami's DefenceMechanismSuperpower is basically holy darkness [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope ...until Izanami takes over]], at which point it's only holy in the sense of being related to a god, not one that is nice or good by any strain of the imagination.]]
5th Aug '16 11:17:43 AM ClipboardFox22
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* Manga/BlackJack, while morally ambiguous, is nonetheless a life-saving hero who dresses in a black suit and black opera cape and has [[SkunkStripe mostly black hair]]. His archenemy Kiriko is an overenthusiastic euthanasia doctor and has [[WhiteHairBlackHeart eerie white hair]].
4th Jul '16 12:13:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* Sacrifar, the ninth form of ''Manga/RaveMaster'''s Ten Commandments sword is a Darkness-aligned blade that increases Haru's aggression. When Haru first tried to use it in a battle, its influence began taking over his body and mind. Later, however, it is revealed that this wasn't because the sword was evil, but was due to the fact that the Ten Commandments was forged specifically for Haru's [[TheObiWan predecessor]], thus Haru could not wield it properly. Presumably Haru is able to use it safely after he gets a sword of his very own, but he never used it again after that incident.

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* Sacrifar, the ninth form of ''Manga/RaveMaster'''s Ten Commandments sword is a Darkness-aligned blade that increases Haru's aggression. When Haru first tried to use it in a battle, its influence began taking over his body and mind. Later, however, it is revealed that this wasn't because the sword was evil, but was due to the fact that the Ten Commandments was forged specifically for Haru's [[TheObiWan predecessor]], predecessor, thus Haru could not wield it properly. Presumably Haru is able to use it safely after he gets a sword of his very own, but he never used it again after that incident.
11th Jun '16 4:25:53 PM Doug86
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* ''LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan'' stars a number of characters who outright call themselves Malign Deities (in Japanese 邪神, ''jashin''), bear the names of figures from the CthulhuMythos, and may in fact '''be''' the [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis direct inspiration]] for said figures[[note]]It remains vague as to whether it was these characters, their relatives/ancestors, or completely unrelated members of their species who inspired Lovecraft[[/note]]. But looking at the specifics:

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* ''LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan'' stars a number of characters who outright call themselves Malign Deities (in Japanese 邪神, ''jashin''), bear the names of figures from the CthulhuMythos, Franchise/CthulhuMythos, and may in fact '''be''' the [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis direct inspiration]] for said figures[[note]]It remains vague as to whether it was these characters, their relatives/ancestors, or completely unrelated members of their species who inspired Lovecraft[[/note]]. But looking at the specifics:
3rd Jun '16 12:29:36 AM Morgenthaler
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*** Just look at him! An EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette, who leads a double life, [[DealWithTheDevil made a contract with a witch]] to give him a power to [[CompellingVoice make everyone do his bidding]] that gives him a [[MagicalEye Red Eye]], while his clothes are either an all-black uniform or a MalevolentMaskedMan(with SpikesOfVillainy) and an OminousOperaCape (HighCollarOfDoom included)and a suit that is reminiscent of a royal. Meanwhile, his [[EvilCounterpart Evil Counterparts]], [[LightIsNotGood Mao And Schneizel]] are [[EvilAlbino albino]] and [[BlondGuysAreEvil blond]].

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*** Just look at him! An EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette, who leads a double life, [[DealWithTheDevil made a contract with a witch]] to give him a power to [[CompellingVoice make everyone do his bidding]] that gives him a [[MagicalEye Red Eye]], while his clothes are either an all-black uniform or a MalevolentMaskedMan(with SpikesOfVillainy) and an OminousOperaCape (HighCollarOfDoom included)and a suit that is reminiscent of a royal. Meanwhile, his [[EvilCounterpart Evil Counterparts]], [[LightIsNotGood Mao And Schneizel]] are [[EvilAlbino albino]] and [[BlondGuysAreEvil blond]].blond.
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