History DarkIsNotEvil / Film

9th Jun '17 9:51:32 PM nombretomado
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** They are "Men In '''Black'''" but also Earth's "best, last, and only defense against the scum of the universe". Lampshaded in WillSmith's music video.

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** They are "Men In '''Black'''" but also Earth's "best, last, and only defense against the scum of the universe". Lampshaded in WillSmith's Creator/WillSmith's music video.
18th May '17 12:53:41 PM Rodangizzardcrusher3
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** Go Go Tomago wears dark, edgy clothing. Did we also mention she's also a member of the ''Disney/BigHero6''?

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** Go Go Tomago from ''Disney/BigHero6'' wears dark, edgy clothing. Did we clothing, but aside from being a DeadpanSnarker is reasonable and mature. She is also mention she's also a member the first of the ''Disney/BigHero6''?group to follow Hiro's plan out of respect for [[spoiler: Tadashi]]. Subverted later however as the armor she wears in battle is bright yellow with sleek black stipes.
9th May '17 3:05:11 AM Shadowgazer
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* This trope [[LightIsNotGood and its reverse]] are essentially the entire plot of Creator/CliveBarker's ''Film/{{Nightbreed}}'' - it's the [[HumansAreBastards humans who all act monstrously]]. Especially the one played by Creator/DavidCronenberg.

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* This trope and even more its reverse [[LightIsNotGood and its reverse]] are essentially the entire plot of Creator/CliveBarker's ''Film/{{Nightbreed}}'' - it's the [[HumansAreBastards humans who all act monstrously]]. Especially the one played by Creator/DavidCronenberg. However it is more complicated than simply not good and not evil in both cases. It does not hold true for all Midianites since some are willing to act on their cannibalistic urges and there are also humans with a conscience. It is more about a conflict that happens when LightIsNotGood and hates what is different and attacks it while secretly envying it, while the different side wants mostly to be left alone evil or not.
9th May '17 2:58:22 AM Shadowgazer
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** This extends to the animal residents of the Underworld who are Emily's friends and supportive of her: the Maggot who looks like Peter Lorre and is chatty and friendly, if caustic, with the corpses that he inhabits and the Black Widow Spider who is ready to groom Victor for his wedding without being asked.
9th May '17 1:51:51 AM WillBGood
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime TheLandBeforeTimeVTheMysteriousIsland'', Chomper's parents are carnivores (albeit sentient, reasonable ones).

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime TheLandBeforeTimeVTheMysteriousIsland'', ''[[WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime The Land Before Time V: The Mysterious Island]]'', Chomper's parents are carnivores (albeit sentient, reasonable ones).
9th May '17 1:51:03 AM WillBGood
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheChipmunkAdventure'', [[spoiler: turns out the supposedly [[ObviouslyEvil]] duo and their employer are actually cops.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheChipmunkAdventure'', [[spoiler: turns out the supposedly [[ObviouslyEvil]] ObviouslyEvil duo and their employer are actually cops.]]
7th May '17 2:06:29 PM ading
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* ''WesternAnimation/CorpseBride'' also plays on this trope. The undead are jovial and friendly both to each other and to mortals, while a lot of the mortals themselves are jerks.
** They are also more colorful whereas the mortals appear in what can only be called 'the Tim Burton palette'.

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* ''WesternAnimation/CorpseBride'' also plays on this trope. The undead are jovial and friendly both to each other and to mortals, while a lot of the mortals themselves are jerks.
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jerks. However, the dead are also more shown as (literally) bright and colorful whereas the mortals appear in what can only be called 'the Tim Burton palette'.
22nd Apr '17 10:31:57 AM creader
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** While not necessarily "good", Xibalba [[EverybodyHatesHades isn't really all that bad either]]. His body is made of black tar, his physiology resembling that of a cross between a skeleton and a [[FallenAngel fallen angel]], his colors primarily [[EvilWearsBlack black]] and [[SicklyGreenGlow green]] with [[RedEyesTakeWarning little red skulls for pupils]]. He rules over the [[CrapsackWorld Land of the Forgotten]], an ash-filled wasteland where the forgotten dead stand around doing nothing but be miserable before crumbling to dust. He cheats in a bet with La Muerte (who, by the way, is also his estranged wife) so that he could rule the Land of the Remembered instead. He cheats, he lies, has little faith in humanity... but again, he's not ''all'' bad. When Manolo wins his challenge, Xibalba begrudgingly admits his respect for him and gives him back his life like he wagered, and even cheers him on in the battle of San Angel against Chakal. The whole time, Xibalba is shown to still love his wife La Muerte, even when she was still angry will him, literally melting by her touch, and by the end [[LoveRedeems he apologizes to her for his transgressions'']], earning back her trust [[TheBigDamnKiss as they kiss, letting loose fireworks]].

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** While not necessarily "good", Xibalba [[EverybodyHatesHades isn't really all that bad either]]. His body is made of black tar, his physiology resembling that of a cross between a skeleton and a [[FallenAngel fallen angel]], his colors primarily [[EvilWearsBlack black]] and [[SicklyGreenGlow green]] with [[RedEyesTakeWarning little red skulls for pupils]]. He rules over the [[CrapsackWorld Land of the Forgotten]], an ash-filled wasteland where the forgotten dead stand around doing nothing but be miserable before crumbling to dust. He cheats in a bet with La Muerte (who, by the way, is also his estranged wife) so that he could rule the Land of the Remembered instead. He cheats, he lies, has little faith in humanity... but again, he's not ''all'' bad. When Manolo wins his challenge, Xibalba begrudgingly admits his respect for him and gives him back his life like he wagered, and even cheers him on in the battle of San Angel against Chakal. The whole time, Xibalba is shown to still love his wife La Muerte, even when she was still angry will him, literally melting by her touch, and by the end [[LoveRedeems he apologizes to her for his transgressions'']], transgressions]], earning back her trust [[TheBigDamnKiss as they kiss, letting loose fireworks]].



* In ''WesternAnimation/MuneTheGuardianOfTheMoon,'' the People of Night are as respected as the People of the Day, and being Guardian of the Moon is as important a job as being the Guardian of the Sun.
* ''WesternAnimation/FireAndIce" - Just because Darkwolf has a [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast terrifying name]] and a darkness motif does not mean he's not good guy material.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/MuneTheGuardianOfTheMoon,'' ''WesternAnimation/MuneGuardianOfTheMoon'', the People of Night are as respected as the People of the Day, and being Guardian of the Moon is as important a job as being the Guardian of the Sun.
* ''WesternAnimation/FireAndIce" - ''WesternAnimation/FireAndIce'': Just because Darkwolf has a [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast terrifying name]] and a darkness motif does not mean he's not good guy material.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheThiefAndTheCobbler'' has Tack, a Deliberately Monochrome-skinned person who's the main character.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheThiefAndTheCobbler'' has Tack, a Deliberately Monochrome-skinned DeliberatelyMonochrome skinned person who's the main character.
22nd Apr '17 10:29:07 AM creader
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* 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]].



* ''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.



* The CleverCrows from ''Anime/TheCatReturns.''
* ''Anime/HowlsMovingCastle''- Zigzagged with Howl's transformations, [[DarkIsEvil even though his other self's very dangerous]].



* ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe'' - Gru, post-HeelFaceTurn, wears dark as night clothing, but while he used to be a supervillain, he's become a good father and a Anti-Villain League agent; Edith, [[BlondeBrunetteRedhead the blonde of the girls]] sports a black catsuit in the sequel. The Minions also count.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe'' - ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe'': Gru, post-HeelFaceTurn, wears dark as night clothing, but while he used to be a supervillain, he's become a good father and a Anti-Villain League agent; Edith, [[BlondeBrunetteRedhead the blonde of the girls]] sports a black catsuit in the sequel. The Minions also count.
22nd Apr '17 10:26:31 AM creader
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** Disney plays with its portrayal of villains in ''Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride''. Kovu and the other Outlands lions are drawn exactly like Scar (lean build, dark coloring, pointed facial features), but only Zira is actually evil. Especially true for Kovu, who looks like a more muscular version of Scar, and even gets a similar scar after a while



** ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' - Kristoff wears black and dark brown clothing with dark grey fur lining and a deep red sash and collar, but he's the Deutergonist and [[TruthInTelevision that dark clothing tends to absorb heat better]].

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** ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' - ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'': Kristoff wears black and dark brown clothing with dark grey fur lining and a deep red sash and collar, but he's the Deutergonist and [[TruthInTelevision that dark clothing tends to absorb heat better]].








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\n* The Gaoul from ''WesternAnimation/TitanAE'' fit this trope nicely... creepy, red-and-black batlike aliens that really turn out to be a helpful mix of GiantFlyer and RedShirt.
* Sid Philip's mutilated toys in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'', despite being some of the creepiest things Pixar has ever rendered, are all pretty nice guys and have a knack for fixing things.
** The toy version of Emperor Zurg (Buzz Lightyear's archnemesis) in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'' would probably count. The real reason why he appears evil is because he thinks he's evil, believing that he is the ''real'' Zurg, just like how Buzz himself thinks that he is the ''real'' Buzz. The toy Zurg is actually very friendly.
* If not AffablyEvil, [[OurGryphonsAreDifferent the Griffin]] from ''WesternAnimation/QuestForCamelot'' could arguably count. He's pretty much just the bad guy's pet, who ends up as being quite sympathetic for his ButtMonkey status, as the movie pretty much only shows him suffer in a way or another. The worst thing he did was his attempt to get revenge on the good guy's falcon ([[spoiler:and getting burned by Devon and Cornwall for that]]), but then again [[SmallAnnoyingCreature he was asking for it]].
* Disney's ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'' movie uses this along with LightIsNotGood with symbolism with the lighting. Deep shadows represent being hidden and well protected, while sunny areas resemble being vulnerable and out in the open.



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