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16th Sep '16 3:59:13 AM KomasanS
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* TheGambler (when they're the hero)
25th Aug '16 3:40:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* Sinestro in the ''[[SuperheroHypeRPGS World of Heroes]]'' RPG.

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* Sinestro in the ''[[SuperheroHypeRPGS ''[[Roleplay/SuperheroHypeRPGS World of Heroes]]'' RPG.
22nd Aug '16 9:39:02 PM AHI-3000
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Character types particularly prone to antihero-dom (though each has its share of straight-up heroes, and villains too) include:

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Character types particularly prone to antihero-dom anti-heroism (though each has its many have their share of straight-up heroes, and villains too) include:
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8th Jul '16 5:58:06 PM rustblood
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* In {{Literature/Twig}}, the Lambs may be the main protagonists, but they tend to make questionable moral decisions in most situations. However, they do occasionally look out for those less fortunate (like the mice).
26th Jun '16 2:09:10 PM NordRonnoc
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* Ethan Sunderland, [[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas the Courier]], was depicted as this trope in [[FanFic/MassFoundations Redemption in the Stars]], bordering on a PragmaticHero and an UnscrupulousHero. To start, he killed a batarian thug, stopping him from mugging him and looted the corpse for anything of value to use. He agreed to work with Cerberus on a project to repair his [[TeleportersAndTransporters Transportalponder]](though he was not happy about it himself), [[spoiler: abandoned Liara and Feron at the mercy of Tazzik when things turned for the worse during their pursuit of Shepard]], and took a Blue Suns Centurion hostage to extract information on Liara's and Feron's coordinates from her comrades. On the other hand, he had assisted the [[TheFederation NCR]] during his travels in the Mojave, according to the narration. He was also squeamish working with Cerberus but didn't see much of the choice but to go along.

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* Ethan Sunderland, [[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas the Courier]], was depicted as this trope in [[FanFic/MassFoundations Redemption in the Stars]], bordering on mostly a PragmaticHero and an UnscrupulousHero.PragmaticHero. To start, he killed a batarian thug, stopping him from mugging him and looted the corpse for anything of value to use. He agreed to work with Cerberus on a project to repair his [[TeleportersAndTransporters Transportalponder]](though he was not happy about it himself), [[spoiler: abandoned Liara and Feron at the mercy of Tazzik when things turned for the worse during their pursuit of Shepard]], and took a Blue Suns Centurion hostage to extract information on Liara's and Feron's coordinates from her comrades. On the other hand, he had assisted the [[TheFederation NCR]] during his travels in the Mojave, according to the narration. He was also squeamish working with Cerberus but didn't see much of the choice but to go along.
6th Jun '16 7:11:16 PM merotoker
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Compare AntiVillain. A character who is a WildCard or a HeelFaceRevolvingDoor can be capable of being both an AntiHero and an AntiVillain depending on whether or not they are acting for or against the protagonist at the time. For an ensemble of these heroes, see AntiHeroTeam.

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Compare AntiVillain. A character who is a WildCard or a HeelFaceRevolvingDoor can be capable of being both an AntiHero Anti-Hero and an AntiVillain depending on whether or not they are acting for or against the protagonist at the time. For an ensemble of these heroes, see AntiHeroTeam.



* Ethan Sunderland, [[{{VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas}} the Courier]], was depicted as this trope in [[FanFic/MassFoundations Redemption in the Stars]], bordering on a PragmaticHero and an UnscrupulousHero. To start, he killed a batarian thug, stopping him from mugging him and looted the corpse for anything of value to use. He agreed to work with Cerberus on a project to repair his [[TeleportersAndTransporters Transportalponder]](though he was not happy about it himself), [[spoiler: abandoned Liara and Feron at the mercy of Tazzik when things turned for the worse during their pursuit of Shepard]], and took a Blue Suns Centurion hostage to extract information on Liara's and Feron's coordinates from her comrades. On the other hand, he had assisted the [[TheFederation NCR]] during his travels in the Mojave, according to the narration. He was also squeamish working with Cerberus but didn't see much of the choice but to go along.

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* Ethan Sunderland, [[{{VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas}} [[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas the Courier]], was depicted as this trope in [[FanFic/MassFoundations Redemption in the Stars]], bordering on a PragmaticHero and an UnscrupulousHero. To start, he killed a batarian thug, stopping him from mugging him and looted the corpse for anything of value to use. He agreed to work with Cerberus on a project to repair his [[TeleportersAndTransporters Transportalponder]](though he was not happy about it himself), [[spoiler: abandoned Liara and Feron at the mercy of Tazzik when things turned for the worse during their pursuit of Shepard]], and took a Blue Suns Centurion hostage to extract information on Liara's and Feron's coordinates from her comrades. On the other hand, he had assisted the [[TheFederation NCR]] during his travels in the Mojave, according to the narration. He was also squeamish working with Cerberus but didn't see much of the choice but to go along.



* Alexandra Harris, the protagonist of the ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' / ''ComicBook/PowerGirl'' crossover-fic ''FanFic/OriginStory'' best showed that she was an AntiHero when she fought Reed Richards of the Fantastic Four. After she uses her "super-breath" to freeze him in place, thus nullifying his stretching powers, he assumes that she has insured that he'd thaw before suffering permanent damage from frostbite. Alex corrects him, telling Richards that she neither knows nor cares whether or not he'll thaw before being permanently injured.

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* Alexandra Harris, the protagonist of the ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' / ''ComicBook/PowerGirl'' crossover-fic ''FanFic/OriginStory'' best showed that she was an AntiHero Anti-Hero when she fought Reed Richards of the Fantastic Four. After she uses her "super-breath" to freeze him in place, thus nullifying his stretching powers, he assumes that she has insured that he'd thaw before suffering permanent damage from frostbite. Alex corrects him, telling Richards that she neither knows nor cares whether or not he'll thaw before being permanently injured.



* Macho Man Wrestling/RandySavage, meanwhile, made his name by always being on the edge of a psychotic breakdown and would defend his girlfriend Elizabeth whenever necessary -- even though he wasn't always the nicest guy to her.

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* Macho Man Wrestling/RandySavage, meanwhile, made his name by always being on the edge of a psychotic breakdown and would defend his girlfriend Elizabeth Wrestling/MissElizabeth whenever necessary -- even though he wasn't always the nicest guy to her.



* Macbeth from Shakespeare's ''Macbeth'', before his descent into TragicVillain.

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* Macbeth from Shakespeare's ''Macbeth'', ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'', before his descent into TragicVillain.



This was in no small part thanks to [[Literature/FateZero his father]], [[spoiler:Emiya Kiritsugu, who held the same ideals, and did the same thing - killing people whose work would involve death of others, even if it would've benefited others. After the 4th Grail War, finally believing that he made a difference in the world (ordering Saber to destroying the Grail) he dies. The Grail wasn't ''really'' destroyed...]]

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This was in no small part thanks to [[Literature/FateZero his father]], [[spoiler:Emiya Kiritsugu, who held the same ideals, and did the same thing - killing people whose work would involve death of others, even if it would've benefited others. After the 4th Grail War, finally believing that he made a difference in the world (ordering Saber to destroying the Grail) he dies. The Grail wasn't ''really'' destroyed...]]destroyed..]].



** Varden is the Disney type. While he's grumpy and prejudiced and makes clear that he's not there to be anyone's friend, he's a good guy not-so-deep down and it doesn't take him long to start genuinely caring about Acheron and Lei'ella, becoming more of a LoveableRogue.
** Neirenn is Pragmatic. She's a friendly teenager but she's also worryingly interested in [[BadPowersBadPeople dark magic]] and can act less than noble. [[spoiler:In the epilogue, we're told that she sat on the information Raul gave her until she wanted to oust Stonier and take his job. But her desire to learn healing magic is perfectly understandable]].

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** Varden is the Disney type. While he's grumpy and prejudiced and makes clear that he's not there to be anyone's friend, he's a good guy not-so-deep down and it doesn't take him long to start genuinely caring about Acheron and Lei'ella, becoming more of a LoveableRogue.
LovableRogue.
** Neirenn is Pragmatic. She's a friendly teenager but she's also worryingly interested in [[BadPowersBadPeople dark magic]] and can act less than noble. [[spoiler:In the epilogue, we're told that she sat on the information Raul gave her until she wanted to oust Stonier and take his job. But her desire to learn healing magic is perfectly understandable]].understandable.]]



* Kit of ''Literature/OmegaGuardians'' falls into this territory. The guy means well, loves his brothers, and forms a strong bond with young Andy, but he also put the entire original team in the hospital when he got manipulated by a villain, put his youngest brother into a year long coma when Ace tried to talk him down, and in season 2 [[spoiler: Imprisons Matt just to keep him from stealing Andy back after he left the Guardians to join up with Kit's crew.]]

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* Kit of ''Literature/OmegaGuardians'' falls into this territory. The guy means well, loves his brothers, and forms a strong bond with young Andy, but he also put the entire original team in the hospital when he got manipulated by a villain, put his youngest brother into a year long coma when Ace tried to talk him down, and in season 2 [[spoiler: Imprisons Matt just to keep him from stealing Andy back after he left the Guardians to join up with Kit's crew.]]crew]].



* The {{Transformers}} series ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' had a handful of characters who would arguably qualify, most notably (but by no means limited to)...

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* The {{Transformers}} Franchise/{{Transformers}} series ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' had a handful of characters who would arguably qualify, most notably (but by no means limited to)...



** Rattrap, a [[JerkWithAHeartofGold Jerk With a Spark of Gold]], CombatPragmatist and LoveableRogue who gleefully insulted, lied, cheated and stole his way through the war (and was one of its few survivors) and yet remained a good guy (and occasional Maximal Commander) throughout.

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** Rattrap, a [[JerkWithAHeartofGold Jerk With a Spark of Gold]], CombatPragmatist and LoveableRogue LovableRogue who gleefully insulted, lied, cheated and stole his way through the war (and was one of its few survivors) and yet remained a good guy (and occasional Maximal Commander) throughout.



* WesternAnimation/BugsBunny may be the first fully-realized antihero in animation, coming right around the time {{Ideal Hero}}es like MickeyMouse were falling out of favor. He goes from being a HeroicComedicSociopath to KarmicTrickster.

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* WesternAnimation/BugsBunny may be the first fully-realized antihero in animation, coming right around the time {{Ideal Hero}}es like MickeyMouse WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse were falling out of favor. He goes from being a HeroicComedicSociopath to KarmicTrickster.
15th May '16 9:57:15 AM gwarnage
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* Music/GWAR, sometimes
8th May '16 11:43:42 AM FGHIK
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[[caption-width-right:280:[-Franchise/{{Batman}}'s [[DoesntLikeGuns normally against using guns]]. But for Ronald [=McDonald=], [[BatmanGrabsAGun he's making]] [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness an exception]].-] ]]

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[[caption-width-right:280:[-Franchise/{{Batman}}'s [[DoesntLikeGuns normally against using guns]]. But for Ronald [=McDonald=], this scumbag, [[BatmanGrabsAGun he's making]] [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness an exception]].-] ]]
8th May '16 2:50:19 AM Tron80
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* In ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/{{Quicken}}'', Emma’s fighting style is brutal and gory and she kills a lot of people. Said people are thugs, gangsters, rapists and Nazis who want to kill her, rape her or sell her into slavery because she is too white, she isn’t white enough, she’s a woman or she’s in the wrong place in the wrong time.
-->Screw this.\\
I was done with words. I was tired of being tossed from one struggle to the next. I was done listening to them and their useless voices. Yan, Lao, the Empire thugs from earlier, Cricket, these Empire thugs—it was just a blur of monsters wearing human faces. I was done hearing them talk, make justifications for their depravity. I was done watching them continue to breathe. I was just done.\\
They thought I couldn't hurt them? We'd see.
29th Apr '16 1:36:25 PM Lves
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[[caption-width-right:280:[-Franchise/{{Batman}}'s [[DoesntLikeGuns normally against using guns]]. But for Ronald McDonald, [[BatmanGrabsAGun he's making]] [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness an exception]].-] ]]

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[[caption-width-right:280:[-Franchise/{{Batman}}'s [[DoesntLikeGuns normally against using guns]]. But for Ronald McDonald, [=McDonald=], [[BatmanGrabsAGun he's making]] [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness an exception]].-] ]]
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