History DarkIsNotEvil / WesternAnimation

22nd Apr '17 10:25:47 AM creader
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* 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.



* The WesternAnimation/MenInBlack all work on the side of good (except for Alpha, but he left a long time ago).

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* The WesternAnimation/MenInBlack ''WesternAnimation/MenInBlack'' all work on the side of good (except for Alpha, but he left a long time ago).



** There's also the owl and Nicodemus from ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNimh'', both of which are old looking and very scary characters that are on the good side.
*** The tanner in "The Small One." He's rough and abrupt, but when the boy asks if he'll take good care of his donkey, he looks sad and very gently tells him, "I only want his hide, son. I'm the tanner." Small One and the boy freak out anyway.

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** There's also the owl and Nicodemus from ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNimh'', both of which are old looking and very scary characters that are on the good side.
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The tanner in "The Small One." He's rough and abrupt, but when the boy asks if he'll take good care of his donkey, he looks sad and very gently tells him, "I only want his hide, son. I'm the tanner." Small One and the boy freak out anyway.



* 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.



* Disney plays with its portrayal of villains in ''Disney/TheLionKing 2: Simba's Pride''. 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



* ''WesternAnimation/HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'' - [[OurVampiresAreDifferent The Talent Suckers]] wear gothic clothing, but they aren't out looking for blood, they were looking for ''talent''.
* ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'' - [[spoiler: Klofange looks intimidating, that with being a giant compared to the Xiaolin Warriors, his WildHair and appearance, but he's only trying to stop a evil mermaid from [[TakeOverTheWorld Taking Over The World]].]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'' - Napoleon is a black cat who's one of Earth's protectors.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Trollz}}'' - [[TheBigGuy Onyx]] wears gothic clothing and has [[NightmareFetishist morbid interests]], but she's one of the main heroines.

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* ''WesternAnimation/HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'' - ''WesternAnimation/HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'': [[OurVampiresAreDifferent The Talent Suckers]] wear gothic clothing, but they aren't out looking for blood, they were looking for ''talent''.
* ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'' - ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'': [[spoiler: Klofange looks intimidating, that with being a giant compared to the Xiaolin Warriors, his WildHair and appearance, but he's only trying to stop a evil mermaid from [[TakeOverTheWorld Taking Over The World]].]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'' - ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'': Napoleon is a black cat who's one of Earth's protectors.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Trollz}}'' - ''WesternAnimation/{{Trollz}}'': [[TheBigGuy Onyx]] wears gothic clothing and has [[NightmareFetishist morbid interests]], but she's one of the main heroines.



* "WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}" - [[spoiler: The Masked Gobbowler (aka Maude) wears 50% black but while she's quite the brute, she's far from evil.]]

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* "WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}" - "WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}": [[spoiler: The Masked Gobbowler (aka Maude) wears 50% black but while she's quite the brute, she's far from evil.]]



11th Apr '17 6:54:23 PM babyhenchy1
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** Firebending too. Fire benders wear red and black and many of them are powered by the anger inside them, and it originated from dragons, but they are normal people too, outside of the Fire Nation royal family (excluding Iroh) and in fact the avatar before Aang was a Firebender.

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** Firebending too. Fire benders wear red and black and many of them are powered by the anger inside them, and it originated from dragons, but they are normal people too, outside of the Fire Nation royal family (excluding Iroh) Iroh and [[HeelFaceTurn eventually]] Zuko) and in fact the avatar before Aang was a Firebender.
8th Apr '17 10:11:09 AM kazokuhouou
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** Despite the fact that Stephanie wears gothic clothing and piercings, she's a CoolBigSis to Orel and one of the few OnlySaneMen in Moralton.

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** Despite the fact that Stephanie wears gothic clothing and piercings, she's a CoolBigSis to Orel and one of the few OnlySaneMen [[OnlySaneMan only sane men]] in Moralton.
8th Apr '17 9:54:52 AM nombretomado
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* If not AffablyEvil, [[OurGryphonsAreDifferent the Griffin]] from ''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]].

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* If not AffablyEvil, [[OurGryphonsAreDifferent the Griffin]] from ''QuestForCamelot'' ''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]].
8th Apr '17 9:50:52 AM kazokuhouou
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'' - Despite the fact that Stephanie wears gothic clothing and piercings, she's a CoolBigSis to Orel and one of the few OnlySaneMen in Moralton. Funny note, Ms. Sculptham had talked about how darkness was warm and sheltering...except she was referring to the ''[[DarkAgeEurope Dark Ages]]''.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'' - *''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'':
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Despite the fact that Stephanie wears gothic clothing and piercings, she's a CoolBigSis to Orel and one of the few OnlySaneMen in Moralton. Moralton.
** Also of note are the Satanists Coach Stopframe encountered: the high priest talks about their concept of Satan as a pagan image of power, virility, sexuality and sensuality, which he notes predates the Christianity concept of Satan as evil. He was also horrified about how Stopframe had brought the underage Orel as the 'virgin sacrifice' and asked if he knew legal virgins for their orgy. (At any rate, the Satanists are just too darned ''goofy'' to be considered any real evil.)
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Funny note, Ms. Sculptham had talked about how darkness was warm and sheltering...except she was referring to the ''[[DarkAgeEurope Dark Ages]]''.
4th Apr '17 6:02:34 PM nombretomado
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* The [[PixarShorts Pixar Short]] ''Partly Cloudy'' follows a storm cloud who is only capable of making potentially dangerous creatures such as baby gators, porcupines or sharks for his DeliveryStork while all other clouds make cute little babies or puppies. Nevertheless, he is depicted as well-meaning, only wishing for companionship and not at all malevolent.

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* The [[PixarShorts [[WesternAnimation/PixarShorts Pixar Short]] ''Partly Cloudy'' follows a storm cloud who is only capable of making potentially dangerous creatures such as baby gators, porcupines or sharks for his DeliveryStork while all other clouds make cute little babies or puppies. Nevertheless, he is depicted as well-meaning, only wishing for companionship and not at all malevolent.
22nd Mar '17 3:13:01 PM Shadowgazer
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* Grim to an extent, TheGrimReaper of ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy''. He may be death personified, but he enjoys watching television and is always (although reluctantly) willing to use his supernatural abilities to save others.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' has Jeff the gentle giant spider as its straightest example. The others depend very much on the episode:
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Grim to an extent, TheGrimReaper of ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy''.TheGrimReaper. He may be death personified, but he enjoys watching television and is always (although reluctantly) willing to use his supernatural abilities to save others. Played with, since he does show often a sociopathic disregard for other people's lives and wellfare and in a few episodes he does act outright evil. But most of the time he is too passive and affable to completely subvert it.



** [[HumanoidAbomination Nergal and his son Nergal Jr.]] are also this, also to an extent. [[{{Yandere}} Unless they're]] ''[[{{Yandere}} really]]'' [[{{Yandere}} desperate to make friends.]]
** Irwin, too, as is expected for the {{Adorkable}} NonActionGuy [[HybridMonster offspring]] of [[{{Dhampyr}} Dracula's son]] and a {{Mummy}}. More noticeable in ''Underfist'', where he gain superpowers and a costume that could best be described as {{Goth}} meets Ancient Egypt.

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** [[HumanoidAbomination Nergal and his son Nergal Jr.]] are also this, also to an extent. [[{{Yandere}} Unless they're]] ''[[{{Yandere}} really]]'' [[{{Yandere}} desperate to make friends.friends, in which case they do become twisted]] [[AntiVillain in their despair though still sympathetically villainous.]]
** Irwin, too, as is expected for the {{Adorkable}} NonActionGuy [[HybridMonster offspring]] of [[{{Dhampyr}} Dracula's son]] and a {{Mummy}}. More noticeable in ''Underfist'', where he gain superpowers and a costume that could best be described as {{Goth}} meets Ancient Egypt.Egypt and unlike previous episodes he acts heroically and decently.
14th Mar '17 9:49:43 AM Nat567
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* Lucy Loud from ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' is Lincoln's seventh sister, who is the resident Goth and creepy sister. Despite being forgotten a lot, Lucy is actually quite mature sometimes disturbingly so. She's very misunderstood for her dark ways, scaring quite a large portion of the cast without trying at times.
1st Mar '17 4:17:27 AM Shadowgazer
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* Grim, TheGrimReaper of ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy''. He may be death personified, but he enjoys watching television and is always (although reluctantly) willing to use his supernatural abilities to save others.

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* Grim, Grim to an extent, TheGrimReaper of ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy''. He may be death personified, but he enjoys watching television and is always (although reluctantly) willing to use his supernatural abilities to save others.



** [[HumanoidAbomination Nergal and his son Nergal Jr.]] are also this. [[{{Yandere}} Unless they're]] ''[[{{Yandere}} really]]'' [[{{Yandere}} desperate to make friends.]]

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** [[HumanoidAbomination Nergal and his son Nergal Jr.]] are also this.this, also to an extent. [[{{Yandere}} Unless they're]] ''[[{{Yandere}} really]]'' [[{{Yandere}} desperate to make friends.]]



* ''WesternAnimation/{{ParaNorman}}'': The main character can ''see the dead'', but he's just a normal kid. Really, this is this trope Main/UpToEleven, as there are [[NoAntagonist no bad guys]] in this film, except for human ignorance.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{ParaNorman}}'': The main character can ''see the dead'', but he's just a normal kid. Really, this is this trope Main/UpToEleven, as there are [[NoAntagonist no bad guys]] in this film, except for human ignorance.even applies to a certain extent [[spoiler: to the witch's ghost]].
24th Feb '17 3:27:17 AM TommyTiger
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* If not AffablyEvil, [[OurGryphonsAreDifferent the Griffin]] from ''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 a siamese twins dragon for that]]), but then again [[SmallAnnoyingCreature he was asking for it]].

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* If not AffablyEvil, [[OurGryphonsAreDifferent the Griffin]] from ''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 a siamese twins dragon Devon and Cornwall for that]]), but then again [[SmallAnnoyingCreature he was asking for it]].
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