History DarkIsNotEvil / VideoGames

9th Sep '17 6:25:01 AM CalamityRaven26
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*** The ''Sword of Seals'' (''FE 6'') game also uses this trope, as you can recruit ''three'' dark magic users: two shamans (Ray and Sophia, the first one being cynical but not evil and the other being a ShrinkingViolet) and a Druid (Niime, a HermitGuru [[spoiler: and Canas's mother]]).

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*** ** The ''Sword of Seals'' (''FE 6'') game also uses this trope, as you can recruit ''three'' dark magic users: two shamans (Ray and Sophia, the first one being cynical but not evil and the other being a ShrinkingViolet) and a Druid (Niime, a HermitGuru [[spoiler: and Canas's mother]]).
29th Aug '17 12:03:40 PM BeerBaron
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*** Sanguine, the Daedric Prince of of [[FunPersonified Debauchery]] and [[TheHedonist Hedonism]], plays with it. Indeed, he is a Daedric Prince and his sphere includes various sins, vices, and the darker natures of man, but he isn't nearly as evil as some would suggest. He is very rarely even malevolent. His quests usually don't involve killing things, causing lasting harm, or spreading suffering in any way, only annoying folks. To put it bluntly, Sanguine is basically a demonic frat boy. On the other hand, his personal artifact, Sanguine's Rose, is one of the more dangerous Daedric artifacts, since it summons a random lesser Daedra that is not under the summoner's control. Martin Septim's reaction to the Rose in ''Oblivion'' implies that toying around with it in his youth got a bunch of his friends killed and soured him on Daedra worship forever.
28th Aug '17 10:25:57 AM BeerBaron
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*** Noctural, the Daedric Prince of Night and Darkness, also known as "Lady Luck", is another. Being the patron of thieves automatically makes her a few shades of gray darker, but despite this and her association with darkness, she is usually quite benevolent to her followers. As long as they remain on her good side, they are gifted with "scoundrel's luck" and, for the highest ranking followers, extremely powerful and useful abilities. She is also stated to be a WellDoneSonGuy toward them, offering little praise but pushing them to do better.

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*** Noctural, Nocturnal, the Daedric Prince of [[TheSacredDarkness Night and Darkness, also known as "Lady Luck", Darkness]], is another. Being the patron of thieves automatically makes her a few shades of gray darker, but despite this and her association with darkness, she is usually quite benevolent to her followers. As long as they remain on her good side, they are gifted with "scoundrel's luck" and, for the highest ranking followers, extremely powerful and useful abilities. She is also stated to be a WellDoneSonGuy toward them, offering little praise but pushing them to do better.
28th Aug '17 6:49:41 AM BeerBaron
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*** Namira is the Daedric Prince of the Ancient Darkness. She is associated not only with darkness, but specifically the "ancient darkness". According to Khajiiti religious tradition, she is a piece of the Void which became self-aware after the [[CreationMyth birth of Lorkhaj]]. However, she isn't particularly malevolent and she is [[MamaBear very protective over her followers]]. Most of her other associations ([[NightmareFetishist all things revolting]], [[NatureIsNotNice decay]], [[BodyHorror disfiguring diseases]]) are perfectly natural occurrences as well.



*** Serana from the ''Dawnguard'' DLC. She's one of the Vampire Lords created directly by Molag Bal, the [[GodOfEvil evilest Daedric Prince]] in TES-verse. However, she's a nice girl who just wants not to be involved in world-shaking plots, and if you side with the Dawnguard, she's perfectly willing to help the vampire hunters or, possibly, even become human at the end of all this.

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*** Serana from the ''Dawnguard'' DLC. She's one of the Vampire Lords created directly by Molag Bal, the [[GodOfEvil evilest Daedric Prince]] in TES-verse. However, she's [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire a nice girl who just wants not to be involved in world-shaking plots, plots]], and if you side with the Dawnguard, she's perfectly willing to help the vampire hunters or, possibly, even become human get cured at the end of all this.
26th Aug '17 5:18:01 PM fobarimperius
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** This is actually a huge element of Disgaea5, as the characters each have to go through their own character arcs of realizing that just because they're demons and supposed to act vicious, it doesn't mean they can't care about or help the people around them, and coming to these realizations allows them to actively become far stronger than they already are. Each one gets an Overload that is no less destructive than their previous one, but is far more powerful just by allowing themselves to use their powers for the benefits of friends rather than selfish motives.
21st Aug '17 12:50:13 PM Abodos
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[[quoteright:350:[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/lightandshadow.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Shadow and light are two sides of the same coin...]]
16th Aug '17 9:16:05 PM Abodos
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** The Gerudo in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' at first come across as a dangerous race who kidnap and lock up men, attack Link, and hail Ganondorf as their king. They are perfectly willing to accept Link into their tribe when they see his strength and skill though, and Nabooru is introduced as doing her best to prevent Ganondorf's evil plans.

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** The Gerudo in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' at first come across as a dangerous race who kidnap and lock up men, attack Link, and hail Ganondorf as their king. They are perfectly willing to accept Link into their tribe when they see his strength and skill though, and Nabooru is introduced as doing her best to prevent Ganondorf's evil plans. Their subsequent appearances in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaFourSwordsAdventures Four Swords Adventures]]'' and ''Breath of the Wild'' show them as being completely friendly with the good guys.
13th Aug '17 7:18:20 AM CalamityRaven26
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*** Corrin/The Avatar is this if they choose to side with Nohr. [[DefiedTrope Defying]] a ton of stereotypes associated with a dark prince/princess, a Nohrian-aligned Avatar is bar none ''the'' [[NiceGuy most heroic variation]] of the Avatar. Deliberately choosing to side with Nohr to prevent the country from being destroyed by xenophobes, while attempting to spare as many non-combatants as possible. His attempts to reform Nohr [[spoilers: sadly go OffTheRails,]] but even then, he admits to his mistakes and is indisputably an AllLovingHero.

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*** Corrin/The Avatar is this if they choose to side with Nohr. [[DefiedTrope Defying]] a ton of stereotypes associated with a dark prince/princess, a Nohrian-aligned Avatar is bar none ''the'' [[NiceGuy most heroic variation]] of the Avatar. Deliberately choosing to side with Nohr to prevent the country from being destroyed by xenophobes, while attempting to spare as many non-combatants as possible. His attempts to reform Nohr [[spoilers: [[spoiler: sadly go OffTheRails,]] but even then, he admits to his mistakes and is indisputably an AllLovingHero.
13th Aug '17 6:32:38 AM CalamityRaven26
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** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', the Avatar's Nohr royal family siblings will fall into this, provided that you're siding with them. If you side with Hoshido, they end up being DarkIsEvil. (With the exception of Elise, who exemplifies CheerfulChild and GenkiGirl).
*** This could apply to the entire kingdom of Nohr itself. In contrast to the peaceful kingdom of [[FantasyCounterpartCulture Hoshido]] , Nohr is portrayed as a desolate, barren country ruled over by a coldhearted king, whose soldiers are at worst AlwaysChaoticEvil, or at best amoral [[BloodKnight Blood Knights]] with a troubling lack of empathy. But this is because [[spoiler: its ruler King Garon has been corrupted by an evil Dragon God, who has been manipulating both kingdoms from behind the scenes for years before the plot even begins. Once Xander takes over as king after his father's death, he proves to be a just ruler who dedicates himself to reforming the kingdom]]. Playing through the Conquest route practically turns the Avatar into an AntiHero, trying to save both kingdoms by conquering one of them.

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** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', the Avatar's Nohr royal family siblings will fall into this, provided that you're siding with them. If you side with Hoshido, they end up being DarkIsEvil. (With the exception of Elise, who exemplifies CheerfulChild and GenkiGirl).
''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates''
*** This could apply to the entire kingdom The Kingdom of Nohr itself. In contrast to the peaceful kingdom of [[FantasyCounterpartCulture Hoshido]] , Nohr is portrayed as a desolate, barren country whole qualifies. It may ''seem'' like an initial case of DarkIsEvil, as it takes place in a [[{{Mordor}} barren, desolate wasteland]] ruled over by a coldhearted tyrannical, war-mongering king, whose soldiers but the situation is far from simple. Most of the denizens of Nohr are [[NiceGuy genuinely good people at worst AlwaysChaoticEvil, or best]], and being merely CreepyGood at best amoral [[BloodKnight Blood Knights]] with a troubling lack of empathy. But this worst. The reason why the tyrant the way he is now is because [[spoiler: its ruler King Garon has been corrupted [[spoiler:he died in a Civil War, and he's being possessed by an evil Dragon God, who has been manipulating both kingdoms from behind a God with a literal hatred for all humans]], and the scenes for years before royals are firmly on the plot even begins. Once Xander takes over as king after his father's death, he proves to be a just ruler who dedicates himself to reforming the kingdom]]. Playing through the Conquest route practically turns the good side, most notably [[KnightInShiningArmor Xander]].
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Avatar into is this if they choose to side with Nohr. [[DefiedTrope Defying]] a ton of stereotypes associated with a dark prince/princess, a Nohrian-aligned Avatar is bar none ''the'' [[NiceGuy most heroic variation]] of the Avatar. Deliberately choosing to side with Nohr to prevent the country from being destroyed by xenophobes, while attempting to spare as many non-combatants as possible. His attempts to reform Nohr [[spoilers: sadly go OffTheRails,]] but even then, he admits to his mistakes and is indisputably an AntiHero, trying AllLovingHero.
*** Really, ''Fates: Conquest'' as a whole is ''very'' big on DarkIsNotEvil,
to save both kingdoms the point of TheSacredDarkness. Siegfried and Brynhildr - all being "dark" weapons - are just as divine and holy as Raijinto and Fujin Yumi, and the [[InfinityPlusOneSword Shadow Yato]] - the holy sword obtaining the power of Siegfried and Brynhildr - is especially blatant for being a dark sword blessed by conquering one of them.the divine.
12th Aug '17 2:22:18 PM nombretomado
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* [[SonicTheHedgehog Sonic]] in ''SonicUnleashed'' unwillingly gets turned into [[OurWereWolvesAreDifferent a werehog]] after absorbing some of the BigBad's dark energy. He may look ferocious but he's still (mostly) the same hero we all know and love.

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* [[SonicTheHedgehog Sonic]] in ''SonicUnleashed'' ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed'' unwillingly gets turned into [[OurWereWolvesAreDifferent a werehog]] after absorbing some of the BigBad's dark energy. He may look ferocious but he's still (mostly) the same hero we all know and love.
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