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10th Jan '17 12:49:10 PM Prometheus117
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* ''Manga/AkameGaKill'': The Jaegars can be very ruthless, but they are not barbarians. They don't indiscriminately kill the Empire's citizens unless they suspect them to working with LaResistance. Every member at least have their own share PetTheDog moments. This is very stark contrast to Wild Hunt where they are willing to kill the Empire's citizens for any reason ([[ForTheEvulz even for fun]]).

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* ''Manga/AkameGaKill'': The Jaegars can be very ruthless, but they are not barbarians. They don't indiscriminately kill the Empire's citizens unless they suspect them to working with LaResistance. Every member at least have their own share PetTheDog moments. This is very stark contrast to Wild Hunt where they are willing to kill the Empire's citizens for any reason ([[ForTheEvulz even for fun]]). In fact, considering the state of [[CorruptPolitician the Empire's government]], the Jaegars come across as the [[NobleTopEnforcer the best possible hope of protection for the Empire's citizens]].
23rd Dec '16 9:26:34 AM Valiona
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* Lampshaded in the ''Magazine/{{Mad}}'' parody of Film/TradingPlaces, after the main characters ruin the Duke brothers.
-->"I know those two old guys were ruthless... but compared to these two sharks, they were damn-near lovable!!"
2nd Nov '16 6:16:41 PM Ramidel
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** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ'' spoiler: [[spoiler:[[InvokedTrope Invoked]] by [[BigBad Haman Khan]] as she tries to [[EnemyMine convince Judau to ally with her]] against [[TheStarscream Glemmy Toto]]. Haman explains that she's just a conqueror who doesn't believe in the Zabi name she's using as a flag, but Glemmy does, and Glemmy will drown the Earth Sphere in blood because of it. [[ShutUpHannibal Judau doesn't buy it]]; as far as he can tell, Haman and Glemmy are exactly the same, and he's not going to pick one above the other.]]

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** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ'' spoiler: [[spoiler:[[InvokedTrope Invoked]] by [[BigBad Haman Khan]] as she tries to [[EnemyMine convince Judau to ally with her]] against [[TheStarscream Glemmy Toto]]. Haman explains that she's just a conqueror who doesn't believe in the Zabi name she's using as a flag, but Glemmy does, and Glemmy will drown the Earth Sphere in blood because of it. [[ShutUpHannibal Judau doesn't buy it]]; it; as far as he can tell, Haman and Glemmy are exactly the same, and he's not going to pick one above the other.]]
23rd Sep '16 3:58:28 PM Scorntex
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* ''ComicBook/TheTransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye:'' Mentioned in-universe. Sentinel Prime was, during his life, a violent, murderous, arrogant fascist who killed the guy before him to get the job. But, as Brainstorm notes, the last thing he did in life was fight the newly emergent [[BigBad Megatron]], so he gets to be remembered as a hero. Not so much with the readers, who're more likely to side with Megs, who at the time was trying to overthrow an oppressive regime with a fondness for [[KickTheDog kicking every dog they could find]].
6th Sep '16 4:34:29 AM HTD
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* This is what ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' has instead of Good versus Evil, and is presumably what fans of the Lighter Black factions (Tau, Eldar, the Imperium) see in playing on the side of such horrible people; they're fighting against the very incarnations of cruelty (Dark Eldar), death (Necrons), savagery (Orks), consumption (Tyranids) and, well, Chaos.

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* This is what ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' has instead of Good versus Evil, and is presumably what fans of the Lighter Black factions (Tau, Craftworld Eldar, the Imperium) Imperium, Necrons) see in playing on the side of such horrible people; they're fighting against the very incarnations of cruelty (Dark Eldar), death (Necrons), savagery (Orks), consumption (Tyranids) and, well, Chaos.



** Most (non-Dark) Eldar default to this. Like the Imperium, they consider all other races to be worthless compared to their own citizens; unlike the Imperium, they usually don't [[AbsoluteXenophobe actively try to exterminate outsiders]] that don't get in their way, and mostly just want to be left alone. The rare few Necron factions who aren't utterly psychotic {{Omnicidal Maniac}}s are similar in that regard.

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** Most (non-Dark) Eldar default to this. Like the Imperium, they consider all other races to be worthless compared to their own citizens; unlike the Imperium, they usually don't [[AbsoluteXenophobe actively try to exterminate outsiders]] that don't get in their way, and mostly just want to be left alone. The rare few Necron factions Necrons who aren't utterly psychotic {{Omnicidal Maniac}}s are similar in that regard.
3rd Sep '16 5:15:02 AM SomeoneElse17
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* CHAOS was the top "evil" stable of Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling before the establishment of the [[EvilForeigner gaijin]] group Wrestling/BulletClub (never mind CHAOS's own "outsiders") but they both get cheered when facing what was once Komajigun. Wrestling/{{Minoru|Suzuki}} simply became that unlikable since taking over and making it Suzukigun.

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* CHAOS was the top "evil" stable of Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling before the establishment of the [[EvilForeigner gaijin]] group Wrestling/BulletClub (never mind CHAOS's own "outsiders") but they both get cheered when facing what was once Komajigun.Kojimagun. Wrestling/{{Minoru|Suzuki}} simply became that unlikable since taking over and making it Suzukigun.
14th Aug '16 10:15:43 AM SonofMechaMummy
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* In season 4 of ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'', three of the least-likable members of the prison staff in [[HeteronormativeCrusader Healy]], [[TheLoad Luschek]], and [[ObliviouslyEvil Coates]] turn out to be nothing compared to the majority of the new guards headed up by Capt. Piscatella. All three at various points of the season display at least a basic degree of concern for the inmates or remorse for their own misdeeds, in stark contrast to the likes of [[SociopathicSoldier Humphries]] and [[FatBastard Dixon]] who have absolutely no empathy whatsoever.
7th Aug '16 1:38:36 PM Shadoboy
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* In [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire]] you got two gangs competing with each other: Team Magma, who want to expand the landmass to further develop civilization and Team Aqua, who want to expand the oceans so Pokemon will have more places to live. One of the teams will will resort to kidnapping, robbery and awakening dangerous OlympusMons to further their ideals, while the other, while not really sympathetic towards you, will help you defeat them. Which team is the lighter shade of black depends on which version you're playing.

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* In [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire]] you got two gangs competing with each other: Team Magma, who want to expand the landmass to further develop civilization and Team Aqua, who want to expand the oceans so Pokemon will have more places to live. One of the teams will will will resort to kidnapping, robbery and awakening dangerous OlympusMons to further their ideals, while the other, while not really sympathetic towards you, will help you defeat them. Which team is the lighter shade of black depends on which version you're playing.
7th Aug '16 1:38:33 PM Shadoboy
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* In [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire]] you got two gangs competing with each other: Team Magma, who want to expand the landmass to further develop civilization and Team Aqua, who want to expand the oceans so Pokemon will have more places to live. One of the teams will will resort to kidnapping, robbery and awakening dangerous OlympusMons to further their ideals, while the other, while not really sympathetic towards you, will help you defeat them. Which team is the lighter shade of black depends on which version you're playing.
7th Jul '16 6:59:22 PM Doug86
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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' has plenty of it, given it's set in a CrapsackWorld where [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished good people suffer]], [[BlackAndGrayMorality seemingly good people are questionable, and bad people are total bastards]]. The Clegane brothers are both {{Blood Knight}}s, but while Gregor ("The Mountain") is an AxCrazy {{Sociopath|icSoldier}} who rapes and slaughters for pleasure, Sandor ("The Hound") is a ProfessionalKiller [[NobleDemon with some standards]]. Cersei Lannister is [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen a ruthless queen]], her [[{{Twincest}} brother\lover]] Jaime starts firmly black but after [[TraumaCongaLine suffering a lot]] [[TookALevelInIdealism turns out to be a better person than he seemed]], and younger brother Tyrion is a LoveableRogue.

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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' has plenty of it, given it's set in a CrapsackWorld where [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished good people suffer]], [[BlackAndGrayMorality seemingly good people are questionable, and bad people are total bastards]]. The Clegane brothers are both {{Blood Knight}}s, but while Gregor ("The Mountain") is an AxCrazy {{Sociopath|icSoldier}} who rapes and slaughters for pleasure, Sandor ("The Hound") is a ProfessionalKiller [[NobleDemon with some standards]]. Cersei Lannister is [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen a ruthless queen]], her [[{{Twincest}} brother\lover]] Jaime starts firmly black but after [[TraumaCongaLine suffering a lot]] [[TookALevelInIdealism turns out to be a better person than he seemed]], and younger brother Tyrion is a LoveableRogue.LovableRogue.
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