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24th Mar '17 9:55:04 PM DarkHunter
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** The Twili people in general are the game's main antagonists, and the game's backstory indicates that they once used dark powers to try to conquer the land and steal the Triforce, which lead to them being banished to the Twilight Realm. Late in the game, however, [[spoiler:Midna indicates that the Twili took their punishment to heart, and became a peaceful people with no desire for power. Indeed, Zant was shunned and rejected among his people ''because'' they could see his lust for greater power, and they remembered what happened the last time they went that direction. The only reason you're fighting them in the game is that Zant has used dark magic to corrupt and control them: when freed of his influence, the Twili revert to their true, peaceful forms.]]
** It should be noted that prior to her character development, Midna (while wanting to help free the Twili) cared nothing for mankind or Hyrule and only saw Link as a means to an end. But after he got her the last Fused Shadow, she planned to let him go back to a normal life instead of disposing of him. But when she knew her plan would be more complicated, she stayed with him longer, fueling a bond between the two. She's also friends with Princess Zelda, and part of her reluctance to aid the Hylians was due to a long-standing rule of non-interference on the Twili's part.

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** *** The Twili people in general are the game's main antagonists, and the game's backstory indicates that they once used dark powers to try to conquer the land and steal the Triforce, which lead to them being banished to the Twilight Realm. Late in the game, however, [[spoiler:Midna indicates that the Twili took their punishment to heart, and became a peaceful people with no desire for power. Indeed, Zant was shunned and rejected among his people ''because'' they could see his lust for greater power, and they remembered well what happened the last time they went that direction. The only reason you're fighting them in the game is that Zant has used dark magic to corrupt and control them: when freed of his influence, the Twili revert to their true, peaceful forms.]]
** *** It should be noted that prior to her character development, Midna (while wanting to help free the Twili) cared nothing for mankind or Hyrule and only saw Link as a means to an end. But after he got her the last Fused Shadow, she planned to let him go back to a normal life instead of disposing of him. But when she knew her plan would be more complicated, she stayed with him longer, fueling a bond between the two. She's also friends with Princess Zelda, and part of her reluctance to aid the Hylians was due to a long-standing rule of non-interference on the Twili's part.
24th Mar '17 9:54:03 PM DarkHunter
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* The Twili in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess''. Indeed, the entire game plays to this trope in one way or another. Consider the golden wolf that turns into a menacing skeleton warrior... who then proceeds to teach you how to sword-fight. Or the monstrous black headless bird summoned to attack you that, once its master is defeated, happily gives you a ride to your next destination. Or the hungry yetis, who send you on fetch quests for treasures that turn out to be soup ingredients, and ''don't'' attempt to eat you at any point in the game (Well, the big guy might've considered going after you in wolf form if he hadn't just gone fishing), in fact they let you have as much free soup as you want any time you want, soup with very effective healing power. Or the Temple of Time, where you spend the first half evading vicious enchanted armor, and the second half ''controlling'' it. [[spoiler:Or when Midna finally uses the Fused Shadow, which seemingly goes out of control and turns her into a [[EldritchAbomination massive tentacled shadowy beast]]... and then a boss fight ''doesn't happen''.]] And all this is on top of the premise of Link being a wolf for much of the game, complete with the way the public reacts.
** The part about the Twili is even mentioned by Midna when Link is in [[spoiler:the Twilight Palace]]. Midna mentions that even though every Twili you've seen so far has tried to kill you and they, in general, look evil, the Twili are generally quite peaceful.
** It should be noted that prior to her character development, Midna (while wanting to help free the Twili) cared nothing for mankind or Hyrule and only saw Link as a means to an end. But after he got her the last Fused Shadow, she planned to let him go back to a normal life instead of disposing of him. But when she knew her plan would be more complicated, she stayed with him longer, fueling a bond between the two.
*** Plus, she's the dark counterpart for the light-elemented Zelda, and the two are actually friends.
** Of course, Midna's lack of interest in helping the humans wasn't exactly evil more than the Twili's policy of leaving the Light World alone.
** ''And'' when you defeat the seemingly bestial King Bulblin, who has never indicated anything other than sheer [[AlwaysChaoticEvil goblin brutality]]:

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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'':
The Twili in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess''. Indeed, the entire game plays to with this trope in one way or another. Consider the golden wolf that turns into a menacing skeleton warrior... who then proceeds to teach you how to sword-fight. Or the monstrous black headless bird summoned to attack you that, once its master is defeated, happily gives you a ride to your next destination. Or the hungry yetis, who send you on fetch quests for treasures that turn out to be soup ingredients, and ''don't'' attempt to eat you at any point in the game (Well, the big guy might've considered going after you in wolf form if he hadn't just gone fishing), in fact they let you have as much free soup as you want any time you want, soup with very effective healing power. Or the Temple of Time, where you spend the first half evading vicious enchanted armor, and the second half ''controlling'' it. [[spoiler:Or when Midna finally uses the Fused Shadow, which seemingly goes out of control and turns her into a [[EldritchAbomination massive tentacled shadowy beast]]... and then a boss fight ''doesn't happen''.]] And all this is on top of the premise of Link being a wolf for much of the game, complete with the way the public reacts.
** The part about Twili people in general are the game's main antagonists, and the game's backstory indicates that they once used dark powers to try to conquer the land and steal the Triforce, which lead to them being banished to the Twilight Realm. Late in the game, however, [[spoiler:Midna indicates that the Twili took their punishment to heart, and became a peaceful people with no desire for power. Indeed, Zant was shunned and rejected among his people ''because'' they could see his lust for greater power, and they remembered what happened the last time they went that direction. The only reason you're fighting them in the game is even mentioned by Midna that Zant has used dark magic to corrupt and control them: when Link is in [[spoiler:the Twilight Palace]]. Midna mentions that even though every Twili you've seen so far has tried to kill you and they, in general, look evil, freed of his influence, the Twili are generally quite peaceful.
revert to their true, peaceful forms.]]
** It should be noted that prior to her character development, Midna (while wanting to help free the Twili) cared nothing for mankind or Hyrule and only saw Link as a means to an end. But after he got her the last Fused Shadow, she planned to let him go back to a normal life instead of disposing of him. But when she knew her plan would be more complicated, she stayed with him longer, fueling a bond between the two.
*** Plus, she's the dark counterpart for the light-elemented
two. She's also friends with Princess Zelda, and part of her reluctance to aid the two are actually friends.
** Of course, Midna's lack
Hylians was due to a long-standing rule of interest in helping the humans wasn't exactly evil more than non-interference on the Twili's policy of leaving the Light World alone.
part.
** ''And'' when When you defeat the seemingly bestial King Bulblin, who has never indicated anything other than sheer [[AlwaysChaoticEvil goblin brutality]]:



** Also the Sheikah race who are known as Shadow Folk. Though we've only seen two members of the race (Impa and Impaz) and aside from their red eyes they aren't all that different from Hylians. Th

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** Also the Sheikah race who are known as Shadow Folk. Though we've only seen two members of the race (Impa and Impaz) and aside from their red eyes they aren't all that different from Hylians. Th
23rd Mar '17 2:56:15 PM infernape612
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** '''FE 8'' has Knoll, a Shaman who is also one of the kindest and more unfortunate people in the game. If you promote Ewan into a Shaman, he also becomes an example of this. In contrast, [[spoiler: Lyon is an AntiVillain who uses Dark Magic... and has an ''horrible'' SuperpoweredEvilSide]]

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** '''FE ''FE 8'' has Knoll, a Shaman who is also one of the kindest and more unfortunate people in the game. If you promote Ewan into a Shaman, he also becomes an example of this. In contrast, [[spoiler: Lyon is an AntiVillain who uses Dark Magic... and has an ''horrible'' SuperpoweredEvilSide]]
28th Feb '17 1:58:25 PM ReynTime250
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** One of the best examples in Pokemon is in ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' which features Gladion. In a similar vein to [[Anime/KillLaKill Ryuko Matoi]] and [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Shadow the Hedgehog]], [[spoiler:he's not that bad of a person and wears mostly black with some red]]. He's also an EmoTeen. That said [[spoiler:there is a DarkAndTroubledPast good reason why he's like that]].

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** One of the best examples in Pokemon is in ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' which features Gladion. In a similar vein to [[Anime/KillLaKill Ryuko Matoi]] and [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Shadow the Hedgehog]], [[spoiler:he's not that bad of a person and wears mostly black with some red]]. He's also an EmoTeen. That said [[spoiler:there is a DarkAndTroubledPast [[DarkAndTroubledPast good reason why he's like that]].that]]]].
28th Feb '17 1:57:43 PM ReynTime250
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** One of the best examples in Pokemon is in ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' which features Gladion. In a similar vein to [[Anime/KillLaKill Ryuko Matoi]] and [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Shadow the Hedgehog]], [[spoiler:he's not that bad of a person and wears mostly black with some red]]. He's also an EmoTeen. That said [[spoiler:there is a DarkAndTroubledPast good reason why he's like that]].
26th Feb '17 3:09:30 PM HakkyounoTenshi
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** Riku as time goes on; at the end of ''Kingdom Hearts II'', he was purified of Xehanort's darkness, but he keeps his own darkness-based abilities because they're part of who he is. In fact, ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts3D'' reveals that Riku has [[spoiler: become immune to corruption from darkness]] and is the only character in the series that we know has this ability.

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** Riku as time goes on; at the end of ''Kingdom Hearts II'', he was purified of Xehanort's darkness, but he keeps his own darkness-based abilities because they're part of who he is. In fact, ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts3D'' reveals that Riku has [[spoiler: become immune to corruption from darkness]] due to constant and repeated use and is the only character in the series that we know has this ability.has happened with. In other words, Riku is the only character to have ''actually [[spoiler: mastered darkness'']].
26th Feb '17 2:53:50 PM HakkyounoTenshi
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** Riku as time goes on; at the end of ''Kingdom Hearts II'', he was purified of Xehanort's darkness, but he keeps his own darkness-based abilities because they're part of who he is.

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** Riku as time goes on; at the end of ''Kingdom Hearts II'', he was purified of Xehanort's darkness, but he keeps his own darkness-based abilities because they're part of who he is. In fact, ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts3D'' reveals that Riku has [[spoiler: become immune to corruption from darkness]] and is the only character in the series that we know has this ability.
21st Jan '17 8:05:47 PM Nylsa
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* ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'''s Zer0. CreepyMonotone voice, default costume is mostly gray and black, TheFaceless, might not even be human. The only sense of 'expressions' you get from him are red holographic letters and numbers used as emoticons. In spite of this, he's one of the Vault Hunters opposing [[JerkAss Handsome Jack]], and after Maya is probably the most sensible of the second team of Vault Hunters (given that Axton is a MilitaryMaverick with no regard for innocents, Gaige has lapses into crazy during gameplay, Salvador is a hyperviolent BloodKnight, and Krieg is a ''literal'' Psycho), since the reason for most of what he does, including bar fights and assassinations, is an endless search for a WorthyOpponent to truly test him. Doesn't hurt that he's a SophisticatedAsHell WarriorPoet either. He also ''really'' likes driving fast cars as much as the next guy, since every time he gets behind the wheel, his reaction is a big red ":D" displayed over his face.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'''s Zer0.[=Zer0=]. CreepyMonotone voice, default costume is mostly gray and black, TheFaceless, might not even be human. The only sense of 'expressions' you get from him are red holographic letters and numbers used as emoticons. In spite of this, he's one of the Vault Hunters opposing [[JerkAss Handsome Jack]], and after Maya is probably the most sensible of the second team of Vault Hunters (given that Axton is a MilitaryMaverick with no regard for innocents, Gaige has lapses into crazy during gameplay, Salvador is a hyperviolent BloodKnight, and Krieg is a ''literal'' Psycho), since the reason for most of what he does, including bar fights and assassinations, is an endless search for a WorthyOpponent to truly test him. Doesn't hurt that he's a SophisticatedAsHell WarriorPoet either. He also ''really'' likes driving fast cars as much as the next guy, since every time he gets behind the wheel, his reaction is a big red ":D" displayed over his face.



* ''VideoGame/CliveBarkersUndying'': It's revealed after the fight with Keisenger that the bird-like monsters, no matter how hideous they are, you have been fighting throughout the level are in fact just slaves under Keisengers control, and they thank you after you kill him.

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* ''VideoGame/CliveBarkersUndying'': It's revealed after the fight with Keisenger that the bird-like monsters, no monsters (no matter how hideous they are, are) you have been fighting throughout the level are in fact just slaves under Keisengers control, and they Keisenger's control. They even thank you after you kill him.
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]]''.
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