History DarkIsNotEvil / VideoGames

4th Jan '17 9:26:05 AM Sipher
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** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', the Avatar's Nohr royal family siblings will falls into this, provided that you're siding with them. If you side with Hoshido, they end up being DarkIsEvil.

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** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', the Avatar's Nohr royal family siblings will falls 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.
21st Dec '16 10:03:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[BadAss Ragna]] [[OneManArmy the]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Bloodedge]], the main character of ''VideoGame/BlazBlue''. He has [[MysticalWhiteHair white hair]] and heterochromia (with one[[RedEyesTakeWarning red eye]]), carries an ArtifactOfDoom [[spoiler:like nearly everyone else in the game]], wages a one man war against the ruling government, the "Novus Orbis Librarium" or NOL for short, by destroying their bases and slaughtering everyone in them, and has a drive ability called "Soul Eater" which steals life from his foes. Despite all this [[AntiHero he's not really a villain]] due to the very questionable morality of the government he's fighting against. He's also [[PetTheDog nice]] [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold enough]] to [[TastesLikeFriendship share food]] with a hungry [[CatGirl Taokaka]] (who promptly starts calling him "Good Guy"). His rage and frustration with the world at large is also [[FreudianExcuse somewhat understandable]] since his life just ''[[JerkassWoobie sucks so much]]''.

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* [[BadAss Ragna]] [[OneManArmy Ragna the]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Bloodedge]], the main character of ''VideoGame/BlazBlue''. He has [[MysticalWhiteHair white hair]] and heterochromia (with one[[RedEyesTakeWarning red eye]]), carries an ArtifactOfDoom [[spoiler:like nearly everyone else in the game]], wages a one man war against the ruling government, the "Novus Orbis Librarium" or NOL for short, by destroying their bases and slaughtering everyone in them, and has a drive ability called "Soul Eater" which steals life from his foes. Despite all this [[AntiHero he's not really a villain]] due to the very questionable morality of the government he's fighting against. He's also [[PetTheDog nice]] [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold enough]] to [[TastesLikeFriendship share food]] with a hungry [[CatGirl Taokaka]] (who promptly starts calling him "Good Guy"). His rage and frustration with the world at large is also [[FreudianExcuse somewhat understandable]] since his life just ''[[JerkassWoobie sucks so much]]''.
1st Dec '16 6:57:42 PM Renicula
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* In the world of ''VideoGame/{{Guenevere}}'', Dark Magic has an evil reputation and practicing it will cause rumors to form about your character, but it isn't actually inherently evil and many practitioners, such as [[LadyOfBlackMagic Morgana]] or potentially [[PlayerCharacter Guenevere]] herself can be quite heroic individuals.
18th Nov '16 6:39:55 PM Galacton
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** Gooey from ''VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand3''. Despite being made of the same substance as [[DarkIsEvil Dark Matter]], he's Kirby's friend and helps him on his adventure. During the final battle he even transforms into a flying form that's very similar to Dark Matter, except with his face instead of a single eye, yet he attacks Zero without hesitation.
** Shadow Kirby is actually just the [[spoiler:Kirby of the Mirror world, meaning he should be the hero, but he was tricked into thinking his counterpart was a threat by the real BigBad. He wises up and helps out in the last battle by retrieving the EleventhHourSuperpower for Kirby if he loses it.]]

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** Gooey from ''VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand3''. Despite being made of the same substance as [[DarkIsEvil Dark Matter]], he's Kirby's friend and helps him on his adventure. During the final battle he even transforms [[OneWingedAngel transforms]] into a flying form that's very similar to Dark Matter, except with his face instead of a single eye, yet he attacks Zero without hesitation.
** Shadow Kirby is a black and grey doppelganger of Kirby that leaps out of the shadows to attack Kirby. It turns out he's actually just the [[spoiler:Kirby of trying to [[spoiler:protect the Mirror world, meaning he should be the hero, but he was tricked into thinking his counterpart was a threat by the real BigBad. He wises up and helps out in the last battle by retrieving the EleventhHourSuperpower for Kirby if he loses it.]]
18th Nov '16 7:33:14 AM ashlay
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** The series usually uses a two-axis alignment system for its demons, with the axes being Law/Neutral/Chaos and Light/Neutral/Dark. However, despite what you might expect due to its similarities to ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', Dark Is Not Evil, and LightIsNotGood -- they have to do with the mythological reputation of the being in question, not its actual morality; Dark demons can be good, and Light demons can be quite nasty indeed.



** ''Shin Megami Tensei'' in general has a very literal example of Dark Is Not Evil. The series usually uses a two-axis alignment system for its demons, with the axes being Law/Neutral/Chaos and Light/Neutral/Dark. However, despite what you might expect due to its similarities to ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', Dark Is Not Evil, and LightIsNotGood -- they have to do with the mythological reputation of the being in question, not its actual morality; Dark demons can be good, and Light demons can be quite nasty indeed.

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** ''Shin Megami Tensei'' in general has a very literal example of Dark Is Not Evil. ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': The series usually Protagonist and his GuardianEntity Arséne wear black clothing, and Arséne naturally uses a two-axis alignment system for its demons, with the axes being Law/Neutral/Chaos [[CastingAShadow darkness spells]], but are anti-heroes fighting [[TheHeartless Shadows]] and Light/Neutral/Dark. However, despite what you might expect due to its similarities to ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', Dark Is Not Evil, and LightIsNotGood -- they have to do with the mythological reputation of the being in question, not its actual morality; Dark demons can be good, and Light demons can be quite nasty indeed.far worse criminals, rather than outright villains.
11th Oct '16 1:59:47 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei: Devil Children'' games, for the Game Boy systems, are probably king of this trope: the eponymous heroes are half-demons who explore Makai and various other worlds training [[{{Mons}} demons]], at some points even collaborating with [[{{Satan}} Lucifer]]. Naturally, they're trying to [[RageAgainstTheHeavens save the world]]. Then again, positive portrayals of some "dark" supernatural entities is pretty standard for ''[=MegaTen=]''.
** Igor from the ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' spin-off ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'' game series is a very sinister-looking character, with a hunched back, bulging eyes, an enormously long nose, and pointed ears. He's actually a steadfast ally to the main characters throughout the series, giving advice and his services of Persona fusion. And he's the only character to appear in all ''Persona''-related media to date, including [[Anime/PersonaTrinitySoul the anime]].
** ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' in general has a very literal example of Dark Is Not Evil. The series uses a two-axis alignment system, with the axes being Law/Neutral/Chaos and Light/Neutral/Dark. However, despite what you might expect due to its similarities to ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', Dark Is Not Evil, and LightIsNotGood -- they have to do with the mythological reputation of the being in question, not its actual morality; Dark demons can be good, and Light demons can be quite nasty indeed.

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* ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'':
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The ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei: Devil Children'' games, ''VideoGame/DevilChildren'' spin-off games for the Game Boy systems, systems are probably king of this trope: the eponymous heroes are half-demons who explore Makai and various other worlds training [[{{Mons}} demons]], at some points even collaborating with [[{{Satan}} Lucifer]]. Naturally, they're trying to [[RageAgainstTheHeavens save the world]]. Then again, positive portrayals of some "dark" supernatural entities is pretty standard for ''[=MegaTen=]''.
[=MegaTen=].
** Igor from the ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' spin-off ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'' game series ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'' is a very sinister-looking character, with a hunched back, bulging eyes, an enormously long nose, and pointed ears. He's actually a steadfast ally to the main characters throughout the series, giving advice and his services of Persona fusion. And he's the only character to appear in all ''Persona''-related media the mainline ''Persona'' games to date, including date; he even appears in [[Anime/PersonaTrinitySoul the anime]].
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** ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' ''Shin Megami Tensei'' in general has a very literal example of Dark Is Not Evil. The series usually uses a two-axis alignment system, system for its demons, with the axes being Law/Neutral/Chaos and Light/Neutral/Dark. However, despite what you might expect due to its similarities to ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', Dark Is Not Evil, and LightIsNotGood -- they have to do with the mythological reputation of the being in question, not its actual morality; Dark demons can be good, and Light demons can be quite nasty indeed.
2nd Oct '16 7:32:52 PM nombretomado
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* ''[[EndlessFrontier Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier]]'' has the Orchestral Army, and to an extent the entire demon world of Formido Heim, although they did cause a bloody war ten years ago. However, special mention goes to the Orchestral Army's leader Ezel Granada, an axe-wielding demon whose head is a demonic skull with glowing red eyes and ram horns, constantly displaying a fanged grimace. He's also quite possibly the most noble character in the entire game, [[spoiler:having spent the past ten years shouldering the burden of protecting the Endless Frontier from the Einst, as well as the guilt from being tricked into starting the war.]]

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* ''[[EndlessFrontier ''[[VideoGame/EndlessFrontier Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier]]'' has the Orchestral Army, and to an extent the entire demon world of Formido Heim, although they did cause a bloody war ten years ago. However, special mention goes to the Orchestral Army's leader Ezel Granada, an axe-wielding demon whose head is a demonic skull with glowing red eyes and ram horns, constantly displaying a fanged grimace. He's also quite possibly the most noble character in the entire game, [[spoiler:having spent the past ten years shouldering the burden of protecting the Endless Frontier from the Einst, as well as the guilt from being tricked into starting the war.]]
24th Sep '16 7:53:55 AM xXD347HXx
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* Zhou Tai from VideoGame/DynastyWarriors is covered in scars, has a really deep voice, rarely speaks a full sentence, and is the only one that wears black armor in the Wu kingdom, a faction in which everyone else wears red armor, and he's actually very kind and loyal to his kingdom.

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* Zhou Tai from VideoGame/DynastyWarriors VideoGame/DynastyWarriors. Despite being from the Wu kingdom, where red is the faction color, and an honorable and loyal man, his armor color is always black, he's tall, covered in scars, has a really very deep voice, rarely and speaks a full sentence, and is the only one that wears black armor in the Wu kingdom, a faction in which everyone else wears red armor, and he's actually very kind and loyal to his kingdom.frightening taciturn manner.
24th Sep '16 7:50:31 AM xXD347HXx
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* Zhou Tai from VideoGame/DynastyWarriors is covered in scars, has a really deep voice, rarely speaks a full sentence, and is the only one that wears black armor in the Wu kingdom, a faction in which everyone else wears red armor, and he's actually very kind, and loyal to his kingdom.

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* Zhou Tai from VideoGame/DynastyWarriors is covered in scars, has a really deep voice, rarely speaks a full sentence, and is the only one that wears black armor in the Wu kingdom, a faction in which everyone else wears red armor, and he's actually very kind, kind and loyal to his kingdom.
24th Sep '16 7:49:48 AM xXD347HXx
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* Zhou Tai from VideoGame/DynastyWarriors is covered in scars, has a really deep voice, rarely speaks a full sentence, and is the only one that wears black armor in the Wu kingdom, a faction in which everyone else wears red armor, and he's actually very kind, and loyal to his kingdom.
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