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25th Jul '16 6:04:50 AM Ogodei
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** A lot about the Marines and World Government play with this trope, from the white uniforms of the Marines to the Five Elder ''Stars'', the leaders of the World Government.

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** A lot about the Marines and World Government play with this trope, from the white uniforms of the Marines to the Five Elder ''Stars'', the leaders of the World Government. The Tenryuubito (Heavenly/Celestial Dragons) who provide the authority behind the World Government are also like this, heavenly titles, revered as gods, all referred to as "Saints" who live in a Holy Land, and most of them are utterly irredeemable.
8th Jun '16 10:56:27 PM OrigamiTovaychy
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* Ezekiel Stane from [[Anime/IronManRiseOfTechnovore Iron Man: Rise of Technovore]], Is a light haired villain with a biblical name and Wears white, He also has a white throne and his Technovore form is all white.
8th Jun '16 5:07:51 PM ultimomant
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* Initially an antagonist, [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor Jellal Fernandez]] from ''Manga/FairyTail'' used a wide variety of light and heaven themed magics.

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* ''Manga/FairyTail''
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Initially an antagonist, [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor Jellal Fernandez]] from ''Manga/FairyTail'' used a wide variety of light and heaven themed magics.magics.
** Angel of the Oracion Seis appears in a feathery white dress and pretty much lives up to her name in appearance. In terms of personality, though... [[WhiteHairBlackHeart not so much]]. It's taken up a notch in the Key of the Starry Heavens arc in the anime, where she summons ''literal angelic beings'' to do her bidding with golden coins in a flash of white light.



** Accelerator is [[{{Bishonen}} very handsome]], has white hair, wears brightly colored clothing, and can even sport an angelic appearance. He's also enormously [[AxCrazy insane]] who enjoys fighting other and is easily angered. [[spoiler:However, it has appeared that he's pulled a HeelFaceTurn, and may be ''slightly'' closer to LightIsGood.]]

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** Accelerator is [[{{Bishonen}} very handsome]], has white hair, wears brightly colored clothing, and can even sport an angelic appearance. He's also enormously [[AxCrazy insane]] who enjoys fighting other others and is easily angered. [[spoiler:However, it has appeared that he's pulled a HeelFaceTurn, and may be ''slightly'' closer to LightIsGood.]]



* ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDxD'': The first enemies the Gremory Group faces are the fallen angels, immortal beings who can create weapons of light. This light is incredibly strong to the devils, the story's [[DarkIsNotEvil main protagonists.]]

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* ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDxD'': ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD'': The first enemies the Gremory Group faces are the fallen angels, immortal beings who can create weapons of light. This light is incredibly strong to the devils, the story's [[DarkIsNotEvil main protagonists.]]



* In Manga/FairyTail, Angel of the Oracion Seis appears in a feathery white dress and pretty much lives up to her name in appearance. In terms of personality, though... [[WhiteHairBlackHeart not so much]]. It's taken up a notch in the Key of the Starry Heavens arc in the anime, where she summons ''literal angelic beings'' to do her bidding with golden coins in a flash of white light.
21st May '16 8:04:55 AM Berrenta
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** The Major; he wears [[ManInWhite White]] and has [[BlondGuysAreEvil Blond Hair]]. This could be attributed to PhenotypeStereotype however. He ''is'' still [[GratuitousGerman ein Sturmbannfürer des dritten Reichs]] [[note]]an SS major of the Third Reich[[/note]], despite having become one of the most solid examples of AlwaysChaoticEvil and BloodKnight existing in {{Anime}}.

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** The Major; he wears [[ManInWhite White]] and has [[BlondGuysAreEvil Blond Hair]].blond hair. This could be attributed to PhenotypeStereotype however. He ''is'' still [[GratuitousGerman ein Sturmbannfürer des dritten Reichs]] [[note]]an SS major of the Third Reich[[/note]], despite having become one of the most solid examples of AlwaysChaoticEvil and BloodKnight existing in {{Anime}}.



* In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'' we have Rau Le Creuset. Adorned in [[ManInWhite white from head to foot]], he has [[BlondGuysAreEvil blond hair]], blue eyes, and pilots a mecha entitled the Providence. And is absolutely [[OmnicidalManiac out of his mind]]. His UnwittingPawn, Muruta Azrael, wears a light-blue suit, and has a religious name...and is even worse.

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* In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'' we have Rau Le Creuset. Adorned in [[ManInWhite white from head to foot]], he has [[BlondGuysAreEvil blond hair]], hair, blue eyes, and pilots a mecha entitled the Providence. And is absolutely [[OmnicidalManiac out of his mind]]. His UnwittingPawn, Muruta Azrael, wears a light-blue suit, and has a religious name...and is even worse.
18th May '16 10:48:45 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Kurei from ''FlameOfRecca'' was made to believe he carried the cursed flame when he really carried the sacred Phoenix flame.

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* Kurei from ''FlameOfRecca'' ''Manga/FlameOfRecca'' was made to believe he carried the cursed flame when he really carried the sacred Phoenix flame.
6th May '16 10:45:48 AM SteamedPotatoes
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** [[TheManBehindTheMan Ragyo Kiryuin]] is possibly one of the most [[ExaggeratedTrope extreme cases]] of this trope in anime that isn't an outright EldritchAbomination. For starters, she has [[WhiteHairBlackHeart white hair]] with [[MulticoloredHair glowing rainbow highlights,]] a wardrobe completely filled [[WomanInWhite all-white]] [[PimpedOutDress Pimped-Out Dresses,]] and a [[EverythingsBetterWithRainbows rainbow-colored]] HolyBacklight coming from four unidentifiable places at once. Although, in the midst of the light, her appearance/face/[[HiddenEyes eyes are darkened]]. She's also a CorruptCorporateExecutive that wants to [[OmnicidalManiac exterminate all human life]] because [[spoiler: an ancient MagicMeteor [[AliensAreBastards told her to do it]]]], but that's secondary [[EvilMatriarch to her parenting skills.]] Just TakeOurWordForIt: Ragyo is a [[ParentalAbandonment really,]] [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown really,]] '''[[AndShowItToYou really]] [[LukeIAmYourFather bad mom.]]'''

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** [[TheManBehindTheMan Ragyo Kiryuin]] is possibly one of the most [[ExaggeratedTrope extreme cases]] of this trope in anime that isn't an outright EldritchAbomination. For starters, she has [[WhiteHairBlackHeart white hair]] with [[MulticoloredHair glowing rainbow highlights,]] a wardrobe completely filled [[WomanInWhite all-white]] [[PimpedOutDress Pimped-Out Dresses,]] and a [[EverythingsBetterWithRainbows rainbow-colored]] HolyBacklight coming from four unidentifiable places at once. Although, in the midst of the light, her appearance/face/[[HiddenEyes eyes are darkened]]. She's also a CorruptCorporateExecutive that wants to [[OmnicidalManiac exterminate all human life]] because [[spoiler: an ancient MagicMeteor [[AliensAreBastards told her to do it]]]], but that's secondary [[EvilMatriarch to her parenting skills.]] Just TakeOurWordForIt: Ragyo is a [[ParentalAbandonment [[AbusiveParents really,]] [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown [[ParentalIncest really,]] '''[[AndShowItToYou '''[[ParentalAbandonment really]] [[LukeIAmYourFather [[WouldHurtAChild bad mom.]]'''
25th Apr '16 7:12:49 AM MajinAkuma
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* ''Anime/YuGiOh'':
** The original ''Anime/YuGiOh'' had Seto Kaiba dressed in white with his Light-type {{Mon}}s, the Blue Eyes White Dragon, pitted against a leather-clad spirit named Dark Yugi and his Dark Magician (with the rest of their decks tending to match the Light and Dark themes of their signature monsters). However, Kaiba was the {{Jerkass}} and Yami Yugi barely hit AntiHero. (Of course, Kaiba had a lot of Dark monsters too, and many were fiendish creatures, if not actual Fiends.)
*** Subverted in the Millenium Arc when it turns out that the Blue Eyes White Dragon was GoodAllAlong, but highly aggressive and destructive. LightIsGood, but in this case you don't want to be near it.

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* ''Anime/YuGiOh'':
''Franchise/YuGiOh'':
** The original ''Anime/YuGiOh'' had ''Manga/YuGiOh'': Seto Kaiba dressed in white with his Light-type LIGHT {{Mon}}s, the Blue Eyes Blue-Eyes White Dragon, pitted against a leather-clad spirit named Dark Yugi and his Dark Magician (with the rest of their decks tending to match the Light and Dark themes of their signature monsters). However, Kaiba was the {{Jerkass}} and Yami Yugi barely hit AntiHero. (Of course, Kaiba had a lot of Dark monsters too, and many were fiendish creatures, if not actual Fiends.)
*** Subverted in the Millenium Arc when it turns out that the Blue Eyes Blue-Eyes White Dragon was GoodAllAlong, but highly aggressive and destructive. LightIsGood, but in this case you don't want to be near it.



** Two of the seasonal {{Big Bad}}s in the original series, [[EnfanteTerrible Noah]] and [[DarkMessiah Dartz]], were also light-aligned. Noah had a six-winged angel, Shinato, with regal robes and a halo as his deck master, who's name in Japan is Shinato, King of Heaven, and merges with it temporarily, and Dartz's whole deck was light-themed, meant to be around the Orichalchos.
** Moving to ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', the driving force behind the first season were the [[PhysicalGod Sacred Beasts]], sentient cards of incredible power which were ObviouslyEvil. (They were called Demon Emperors in the original version.) One of them, Hamon, Lord of Striking Thunder, is a Light-Attribute Monster.

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** Two of the seasonal {{Big Bad}}s in the original series, [[EnfanteTerrible Noah]] Noa]] and [[DarkMessiah Dartz]], were also light-aligned. Noah Noa had a six-winged angel, Shinato, with regal robes and a halo as his deck master, Deck Master, who's name in Japan is Shinato, King of Heaven, and merges with it temporarily, and Dartz's whole deck was light-themed, meant to be around the Orichalchos.
** Moving to ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', the driving force behind the first season were the [[PhysicalGod Sacred Beasts]], sentient cards of incredible power which were ObviouslyEvil. (They were called Demon Emperors Three Phantom Devils in the original version.) One of them, Hamon, Lord of Striking Thunder, is a Light-Attribute LIGHT-Attribute Monster.



** In ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'', we have Rex Godwin, our heroic mentor to the TheChosenOne(s), but also has some sort of counter-agenda planned. And then there's Divine, resident JerkAss (and a downright bastard).
** Let's not forget Lucciano, Placido, and Jose, who wear white ropes and cloaks, and whose Machine Emperors tend to be brightly coloured. [[spoiler: Their fused form, Aporia, also counts, clad in all white and having an Ace monster that's white and described as a god.]] Z-One also qualifies, taking the form of a white, armored magatama, and using a deck based on the Sephirot.
** This carries over to the cards themselves - the two cards linked on the page for EldritchAbomination are both Light-type.



** In ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'', Eliphas is the angelic, godlike ruler of the Astral World and the enemy of the Barian World, but has become so arrogantly dedicated to Law that he fails to see that his goals are almost identical to that of his genocidal enemies. In addition, some fans think that Yuma's ability to use Shining Draw in Zexal Mode pushes the limits of fair play, but you can excuse him, seeing as the villains cheat worse. Eliphas, however, you cannot. His godlike powers and authority over the Astral World let him use the Shining Draw ability any time he wants (the equivalent of magical deck-stacking, turning the ability into blatant cheating), as opposed to Yuma, who can use it at most twice per duel, and only in Zexal Mode. Eliphas is also might have resorted to MindRape on Yuma and Astral and quite possibly was willing to destroy the Earth if he had not been bested.
* ''DGrayMan'': Despite being demons, [[spoiler: Level 4 Akuma]] most closely resemble angels, complete with glowing white halos and wings. The Noah themselves avert this trope by gaining white skin when not in "horrifying evil" mode.

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** ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'': Lucciano, Placido, and José, who wear white ropes and cloaks, and whose Machine Emperors tend to be brightly coloured. [[spoiler:Their fused form, Aporia, also counts, clad in all white and having an Ace monster that's white and described as a god.]] Z-One also qualifies, taking the form of a white, armored magatama, and using a deck based on the Sephirot.
** This carries over to the cards themselves - the two cards linked on the page for EldritchAbomination are both LIGHT monsters.
** In ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'', Eliphas is the angelic, godlike ruler of the Astral World and the enemy of the Barian World, but has become so arrogantly dedicated to Law that he fails to see that his goals are almost identical to that of his genocidal enemies. In addition, some fans think that Yuma's ability to use Shining Draw in Zexal ZEXAL Mode pushes the limits of fair play, but you can excuse him, seeing as the villains cheat worse. Eliphas, however, you cannot. His godlike powers and authority over the Astral World let him use the Shining Draw ability any time he wants (the equivalent of magical deck-stacking, turning the ability into blatant cheating), as opposed to Yuma, who can use it at most twice per duel, and only in Zexal ZEXAL Mode. Eliphas is also might have resorted to MindRape on Yuma and Astral and quite possibly was willing to destroy the Earth if he had not been bested.
* ''DGrayMan'': ''Manga/DGrayMan'': Despite being demons, [[spoiler: Level [[spoiler:Level 4 Akuma]] most closely resemble angels, complete with glowing white halos and wings. The Noah themselves avert this trope by gaining white skin when not in "horrifying evil" mode.
25th Mar '16 6:29:32 PM Doug86
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* Dr. Butterfly from ''BusouRenkin''.

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* Dr. Butterfly from ''BusouRenkin''.''Manga/BusouRenkin''.
23rd Jan '16 7:54:37 PM Willbyr
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* All members of the Holy Knights from Anime/TheSevenDeadlySins with the exception of the titular sins have shown themselves to be anything but holy. In one episode alone, one knight insulted and then shut down a town's livelihood for no other reason than a thought passing through his head. A later episode showed a group of knights having no trouble kidnapping a little girl for blackmail material against her father, [[spoiler: and killing said father when the poison he gave Meliodas failed to kill him]] and raining acid on the town to eliminate a target.

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* All members of the Holy Knights from Anime/TheSevenDeadlySins ''Anime/TheSevenDeadlySins'' with the exception of the titular sins have shown themselves to be anything but holy. In one episode alone, one knight insulted and then shut down a town's livelihood for no other reason than a thought passing through his head. A later episode showed a group of knights having no trouble kidnapping a little girl for blackmail material against her father, [[spoiler: and killing said father when the poison he gave Meliodas failed to kill him]] and raining acid on the town to eliminate a target.



* One of the major themes of the manga ''AngelSanctuary''. GodIsEvil, and many of the angels are fanatical, murderous, lunatics. And with which group does the hero side? [[DarkIsNotEvil The demons.]]

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* One of the major themes of the manga ''AngelSanctuary''.''Manga/AngelSanctuary''. GodIsEvil, and many of the angels are fanatical, murderous, lunatics. And with which group does the hero side? [[DarkIsNotEvil The demons.]]



* In ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'', Kuze has a cybernetic body with white skin and hair, and usually dresses completely in white. His followers see him as a [[MessianicArchetype savior]], but he's also Japans most dangerous top terrorist. [[spoiler:Slightly subverted, as it later turns out that he's actually the most noble and kind character in the entire franchise, even though he has turned to extreme measures to bring an end to injustice.]]

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* In ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'', Kuze has a cybernetic body with white skin and hair, and usually dresses completely in white. His followers see him as a [[MessianicArchetype savior]], but he's also Japans Japan's most dangerous top terrorist. [[spoiler:Slightly subverted, as it later turns out that he's actually the most noble and kind character in the entire franchise, even though he has turned to extreme measures to bring an end to injustice.]]
22nd Jan '16 9:25:40 PM Adept
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* [[BigBad Aion]] of ''ChronoCrusade'' dresses in all white, and comes with {{white hair|BlackHeart}}. Underneath his disguise however is a total bastard. Prone of [[LargeHam long winded speeches]] and making your life a total misery.
* Love Machine, the big bad AI gone mad in ''SummerWars'' might qualify. After it feeds on a few unsuspecting avatars he goes from rather ditzy looking to something that could only be described as a Hindu deity sporting a permanent SLasherSmile, HolyHalo and and all. What drives the point home though is the bright white godlike aura he can activate at will in this form, making him look like a cyber-messiah. As it devours more and more accounts and its power grows the halo becomes so enormously huge and shiny it actually blots out the ambient light of OZ itself.

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* [[BigBad Aion]] of ''ChronoCrusade'' ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' dresses in all white, and comes with {{white hair|BlackHeart}}. Underneath his disguise however is a total bastard. Prone of [[LargeHam long winded speeches]] and making your life a total misery.
* Love Machine, the big bad AI gone mad in ''SummerWars'' ''Anime/SummerWars'' might qualify. After it feeds on a few unsuspecting avatars he goes from rather ditzy looking to something that could only be described as a Hindu deity sporting a permanent SLasherSmile, HolyHalo and and all. What drives the point home though is the bright white godlike aura he can activate at will in this form, making him look like a cyber-messiah. As it devours more and more accounts and its power grows the halo becomes so enormously huge and shiny it actually blots out the ambient light of OZ itself.
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