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22nd Jun '16 1:47:45 PM marston
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* ''Manga/SchoolLive'' seems like a normal {{Iyashikei}} series with cute school girl antics and comedy, but then the end of the first chapter/episode reveals that a szombie apocalypse is going on. The zombies themselves qualify not just due to making the series darker, but also because they're played very seriously, with no comedy being in any scene that has them in it.

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* ''Manga/SchoolLive'' seems like a normal {{Iyashikei}} series with cute school girl antics and comedy, but then the end of the first chapter/episode reveals that a szombie zombie apocalypse is has been going on.on the whole time. The zombies themselves qualify not just due to making the series darker, but also because they're played very seriously, with no comedy being in any scene that has them in it.
22nd Jun '16 1:46:54 PM marston
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*''Manga/SchoolLive'' seems like a normal {{Iyashikei}} series with cute school girl antics and comedy, but then the end of the first chapter/episode reveals that a szombie apocalypse is going on. The zombies themselves qualify not just due to making the series darker, but also because they're played very seriously, with no comedy being in any scene that has them in it.
** [[spoiler: The zombified Megumi]] in particular is a special example, as [[spoiler: not only is it both sad and disturbing seeing the group's BigGood and original TeamMom now rendered a frightening shell of her former self, but she also bites Kurumi (who couldn't bring herself to kill the zombified version of someone she knew and loved dearly) and very nearly kills her as a result. In fact, she still haunts the girls because Kurumi appears to still be infected and in the stages of becoming a zombie]]. The anime takes this up even further by [[spoiler: Having the girls' DarkestHour begin right when Kurumi is infected, due to the zombies breaking into the school only minutes after this happens]].
** The later chapters have introduced The Melee Fight Crew, the first human antagonists in the manga. They're ruthless, hostile and overly paranoid survivors who will viciously kill anyone they suspect to be a threat without remorse, and Chapter 47 reveals that [[spoiler: they've even killed several of their own members in order to preserve all the food for themselves]]. The chapters with heavy focus on them feature absolutly no comedy at all and further highlight how dark the series truely is. This is further examplified with the group's leaders: The currently unnamed Blond Man is remorseless about [[spoiler: leaving several of his own allies to die]] as well as the aforementioned murders the group has committed, while also viewing other survivors only as tools to be used, while Ayaka is utterly psychotic and actually enjoys the Zombie Apocaylpse and all the deaths and suffering it has caused.
21st Jun '16 5:12:47 PM nombretomado
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* ''TigerAndBunny'' has several, each one putting the series deeper into much darker territory:

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* ''TigerAndBunny'' ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'' has several, each one putting the series deeper into much darker territory:
19th Jun '16 7:07:26 PM SpinAttaxx
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** UrExample in ''Manga/DragonBall'' is Tao. He was the first serious villain in the franchise with no humorous qualities to him and caused the first on-screen deaths in the franchise, which, back he appeared, was actually quite shocking due to how lighthearted the manga was.
** Piccolo Daimou. Before him, the {{Big Bad}}s in ''Manga/DragonBall'' were mostly comedic, and the only exceptions still weren't especially dangerous, and were {{Non Action Big Bad}}s. He however, is a {{Badass}} HeroKiller, and he effectively succeeds in his goals of obtaining the Dragon Balls and [[TakeOverTheWorld taking over the world]], it's just that Goku manages to kill after he does both.

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** UrExample in ''Manga/DragonBall'' is Before any of the ''Z'' period villains, there was Mercenary Tao. He was the first serious villain in the franchise series with no humorous qualities to him him, and he caused the first on-screen deaths in the franchise, which, back he appeared, saga, which was actually quite shocking back then due to how lighthearted the manga was.
** Before King Piccolo Daimou. Before him, showed up, the {{Big Bad}}s in ''Manga/DragonBall'' were mostly comedic, and even the only exceptions still weren't especially dangerous, and were {{Non Action Big Bad}}s. He however, is a {{Badass}} HeroKiller, and Then he effectively succeeds established himself as a {{badass}} HeroKiller who ''succeeds'' in his goals of obtaining the Dragon Balls and [[TakeOverTheWorld taking over the world]], it's just that world]]. Only afterwards does Goku manages manage to kill after he does both.him.



** Frieza. Who has the honor of being one of the most evil villains in the entire franchise.
** Majin Buu, in the ''Z'' anime's final arc. What started as a lighthearted tale of Gohan's days in high school while masquerading as a HenshinHero took a turn for the dark with the appearance of this large, pink, apocalyptic blob. When he turns into Super Buu, he goes on to '''[[KillEmAll almost completely snuff out humanity]]'''. Then along comes Kid Buu, who ''[[EarthShatteringKaboom destroys the earth]]''.

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** Frieza. Who Frieza has the honor of being one of the most evil villains in the entire franchise.
franchise, in particular being the BigBad of the saga in which an entire planet undergoes genocide at his hands.
** Majin Buu, Buu becomes this in the ''Z'' anime's final arc.his own saga. What started as a lighthearted tale of Gohan's days in high school while masquerading as a HenshinHero took a turn for the dark with the appearance of this large, pink, apocalyptic blob. When he turns into Super Buu, he goes on to '''[[KillEmAll [[KillEmAll almost completely snuff out humanity]]'''. humanity]]. Then along comes Kid Buu, who ''[[EarthShatteringKaboom [[EarthShatteringKaboom destroys the earth]]''.Earth]].


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** ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' has it's fair share: you have Beerus, the [[TheDreaded dreaded]] [[PersonOfMassDestruction God of Destruction]] (who [[AdaptationalVillainy is initially more of a jerk]] than he was in ''Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods''), then a revived Frieza (who is as callous as ever, [[BadBoss killing his own men and tormenting one as his personal training dummy]] amongst other things). However, [[EvilCounterpart Goku Black]] may just top them both; his first act bringing Future Trunks' Earth to the brink of extinction and setting up a darker tone for the series.
19th Jun '16 4:26:00 PM HijikataX
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** Takasugi Shinsuke is the first seriously evil character, and is featured in the series' first serious arc, benizakura. He is probably also the only main character in the show who doesn't have comedic side.
** Kagura's older brother, [[BloodKnight Kamui]], is also one. First thing we learn about him? Tried to kill his dad. [[EstablishingCharacterMoment First thing he does when properly introduced?]] Try to kill his sister. [[spoiler: He then started working with Takasugi... ]]
** Later [[spoiler: Nobunobu took that position since Takasugi and Kamui are out.]] And how? [[spoiler: By ''[[OffWithHisHead decapitating]]'' the minor villain Ikeda Yaemon]] . And then [[spoiler: by ''disbanding'' the Shinsengumi and sending Kondo and Matsudaira to execution and then by ''killing'' two hostesses and nearly kill Tae. ]]

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** Takasugi Shinsuke is the first seriously evil character, and is featured in the series' first serious arc, benizakura. He is probably also the only main character in the show who doesn't have comedic side.
side. Subverted later in the series when he starts to show some slight comedic traits.
** Kagura's older brother, [[BloodKnight Kamui]], is also one. First thing we learn about him? Tried to kill his dad. [[EstablishingCharacterMoment First thing he does when properly introduced?]] Try to kill his sister. [[spoiler: He then started working with Takasugi... ]]
]] however he has funny moments.
** Oboro is even ''worse than the previous two'', since he has not comedic traits at all.
** Later [[spoiler: Nobunobu took that position since Takasugi and Kamui are out.]] And how? [[spoiler: By ''[[OffWithHisHead decapitating]]'' the minor villain Ikeda Yaemon]] . And then [[spoiler: by ''disbanding'' the Shinsengumi and sending Kondo and Matsudaira to execution and then by ''killing'' two hostesses and nearly kill Tae. ]]
14th Jun '16 11:23:58 AM dartblaze
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* ''Manga/DeathNote'' is by no means a dark series and while L was a WorthyOpponent for Light, the series gets even darker with the introduction of [[HeroAntagonist Mello and Near]]. Not only were Mello and Near much more cunning than L was, their tactics eventually led to [[spoiler: Light's death]]. Although, this is a rather odd example as Near is an AntiHero like L; it's just that Light's character becomes much darker at this point as he becomes a full blown villain and Mello and Near happened to show up once this progression takes place.

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* ''Manga/DeathNote'' is by no means a dark series and while L was a WorthyOpponent for Light, the series gets even darker with the introduction of [[HeroAntagonist Mello and Near]]. Not only were Mello and Near much more cunning than L was, their tactics eventually led to [[spoiler: Light's death]]. Although, this is a rather odd example as Near is an AntiHero like L; it's just that Light's character becomes much darker at this point as he becomes a full blown villain and Mello and Near happened to show up once this progression takes place.
7th Jun '16 12:57:15 PM Willbyr
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* ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' was all fine and dandy until Giovanni popped up. Similarly ''PokemonDiamondAndPearlAdventure'' had mook's and the mildly threatening Admins such as Saturn or Mars, but it got dialed up when Cyrus came around.

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* ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' was all fine and dandy until Giovanni popped up. Similarly ''PokemonDiamondAndPearlAdventure'' ''Manga/PokemonDiamondAndPearlAdventure'' had mook's and the mildly threatening Admins such as Saturn or Mars, but it got dialed up when Cyrus came around.
31st May '16 2:13:05 PM Palhinuk
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* ''Anime/SamuraiFlamenco'' begins as a lighthearted comedy series about male model Masayoshi Hazama who has aspirations of becoming a HenshinHero. The first quarter of the show is mostly his exploits fighting petty crime using [[ImprobableWeaponUser office]][[MakesSenseInContext supplies]]. He even gets enlisted by the police department as a special liason for solving crime! Then episode 7 hits with [[spoiler: Guillotine Gorilla. After helping the police raid what seemed to be a standard drug warehouse, Hazama witnesses a cornered worker takes a pill and transforms into a giant gorilla with a guillotine for a torso, grabbing a nearby police officer and quickly decapitating him.]] From then on, the show becomes a full-fledged action show, that still retains some of its lighthearted humor while retaining some dark villains.
29th May '16 9:33:20 PM Willbyr
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* ''{{Claymore}}'' never made any pretenses to be anything other than a dark series, but whenever [[spoiler: Priscilla]] turns up, things are going to go south very, VERY fast.

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* ''{{Claymore}}'' ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' never made any pretenses to be anything other than a dark series, but whenever [[spoiler: Priscilla]] turns up, things are going to go south very, VERY fast.
24th May '16 5:05:28 PM MyFinalEdits
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** Non-villain example in ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'', although it takes a while before the "non-villainous" part is proven. Kurosaki's arrival is marked by him turning several innocent people into cards (a metaphor for death), being all-around sneaky and violent, and having the strange ability to make duel-monsters real. The CerberusSyndrome hits in full when he duels the BitchInSheepsClothing, unmasking [[spoiler: him]] and subsequently revealing that the real KnightOfCerebus villains have been HidingInPlainSight all along. Kurosaki himself is a ProperlyParanoid AntiHero whose pervious actions were part of an [[WellIntentionedExtremist extreme yet understandable plot]] that could have potentially saved countless lives if he hadn't been misinformed on the current situation.[[note]]Twice. He first thought his targets were part of the genocidal army that destroyed his home. After learning the truth continued to card people in order to lure out Reiji Akabar, hoping that he could be used as a hostage to force [[BigBad Leo Akbar]] to stop the war and return all prisoners. After learning that Leo Akabar doesn't give a shit about his son ''and'' [[ArchnemesisDad that Reiji is planning on waging war against Leo]], Kurosaki joined forces with Reiji and became a full AntiHero.[[/note]]

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** Non-villain example in ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'', ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'':
*** There's a non-villain example,
although it takes a while before the "non-villainous" part is proven. Kurosaki's arrival is marked by him turning several innocent people into cards (a metaphor for death), being all-around sneaky and violent, and having the strange ability to make duel-monsters real. The CerberusSyndrome hits in full when he duels the BitchInSheepsClothing, unmasking [[spoiler: him]] and subsequently revealing that the real KnightOfCerebus villains have been HidingInPlainSight all along. Kurosaki himself is a ProperlyParanoid AntiHero whose pervious actions were part of an [[WellIntentionedExtremist extreme yet understandable plot]] that could have potentially saved countless lives if he hadn't been misinformed on the current situation.[[note]]Twice. He first thought his targets were part of the genocidal army that destroyed his home. After learning the truth continued to card people in order to lure out Reiji Akabar, hoping that he could be used as a hostage to force [[BigBad Leo Akbar]] to stop the war and return all prisoners. After learning that Leo Akabar doesn't give a shit about his son ''and'' [[ArchnemesisDad that Reiji is planning on waging war against Leo]], Kurosaki joined forces with Reiji and became a full AntiHero.[[/note]]



*** Then of course we get the Obelisk Force and Yuri, who fully live up to this trope by carding no less than [[spoiler: 15]] people without hesitation in their first appearance.

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*** Then of course we get the The Obelisk Force and Yuri, who fully live up to this trope by carding no less than [[spoiler: 15]] 15 people without hesitation in their first appearance.
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