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11th Aug '17 9:40:49 AM AlexHoskins
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11th Aug '17 9:38:03 AM AlexHoskins
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* AntiHero/NewMedia



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* In ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'', we have two main characters that apply:
** Yugi Muto is quite often a jerk, even to his friends, and can be very bitter and cynical at times, but he's really a good guy deep down.
** His alter-ego, Yami Victor Yugi loves to [[MindRape manipulate]] people, when Yugi's friends are in danger his reactions range from indifference to joy, and in Season 0 he's completely Ax-Crazy. As with everything else in the series though this is subject to Rule of Funny — when Noah turns his friends to stone he doesn't care until he petrifies Tristan, which horrifies him. And on several other occasions he shows he does truly care for Yugi, Joey and Téa.
* In ''WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd'', the titular character is notorious for his very short temper and legendarily colorful language, but the Nerd is [[GoodIsNotNice unmistakably a force for good]], and he can be quite friendly and passionate about a game he loves when he's not railing off on a bad game or dueling another foe—but he isn't afraid to call things as he sees it when it comes to crappy games, or [[BrutalHonesty even flaws in things he likes]] (i.e. the Zelda II review, a game he admires as a legitimate classic, but isn't above acknowledging it's flaws, such as it's schizophrenic, hair pulling difficulty), and he is more than willing to give his foes more than a taste of their own medicine.
** Malcolm thinks this is his version of the Devil, as he's not a good person, but is good at his job and keeps heaven and hell in balance.
* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick is only really still on the "good" side because there are people worse than her (like Dark Nella), but she's still likable, has a few {{Freudian Excuse}}s and loves her puppy.
* The ''entire'' title Wiki/SCPFoundation. Pros: largely responsible for the continued existence of a mundane, workable, livable Earth, protected against even the knowledge of things removed from the realm of understanding. Cons: [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1427 props up the North Korean government to keep a Keter-class secure]] and [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1012 partially contains another by killing every Svalbard whale on Earth]], to name a couple.
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28th Jul '17 3:17:59 PM Brotacon
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* ''Webcomic/TemplarsOfTheShiftingVerse'' features Augustus Praxio, who is considered a hero and expresses heroic sentiments yet is also selfish and quick to anger. He also has no qualms spying on his friends using his magic.
24th Jul '17 7:33:26 PM normanale834
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* Most of the cast of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', except Bender, who is straight-up evil. Fry and Leela are the nicest, but they're also very flawed people who often endanger their friends or threaten the greater good for their own ends.

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* Most of the cast of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', except Bender, who is straight-up evil.NominalHero. Fry and Leela are the nicest, but they're also very flawed people who often endanger their friends or threaten the greater good for their own ends.
19th Jul '17 7:56:14 AM AlexHoskins
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** Malcolm thinks this is his version of the Devil, as he's not a good person, but is good at his job and keeps heaven and hell in balance.
* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick is only really still on the "good" side because there are people worse than her (like Dark Nella), but she's still likable, has a few {{Freudian Excuse}}s and loves her puppy.
* The ''entire'' title Wiki/SCPFoundation. Pros: largely responsible for the continued existence of a mundane, workable, livable Earth, protected against even the knowledge of things removed from the realm of understanding. Cons: [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1427 props up the North Korean government to keep a Keter-class secure]] and [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1012 partially contains another by killing every Svalbard whale on Earth]], to name a couple.



* The ''entire'' title Wiki/SCPFoundation. Pros: largely responsible for the continued existence of a mundane, workable, livable Earth, protected against even the knowledge of things removed from the realm of understanding. Cons: [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1427 props up the North Korean government to keep a Keter-class secure]] and [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1012 partially contains another by killing every Svalbard whale on Earth]], to name a couple.



* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic. He's a good guy at heart and easy to sympathise with, but he's still a broken asshole.
** Malcolm thinks this is his version of the Devil, as he's not a good person, but is good at his job and keeps heaven and hell in balance.
* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick is only really still on the "good" side because there are people worse than her (like Dark Nella), but she's still likable, has a few {{Freudian Excuse}}s and loves her puppy.
19th Jul '17 7:09:15 AM AlexHoskins
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[[folder:New Media]]
* In ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'', we have two main characters that apply:
** Yugi Muto is quite often a jerk, even to his friends, and can be very bitter and cynical at times, but he's really a good guy deep down.
** His alter-ego, Yami Victor Yugi loves to [[MindRape manipulate]] people, when Yugi's friends are in danger his reactions range from indifference to joy, and in Season 0 he's completely Ax-Crazy. As with everything else in the series though this is subject to Rule of Funny — when Noah turns his friends to stone he doesn't care until he petrifies Tristan, which horrifies him. And on several other occasions he shows he does truly care for Yugi, Joey and Téa.
* In ''WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd'', the titular character is notorious for his very short temper and legendarily colorful language, but the Nerd is [[GoodIsNotNice unmistakably a force for good]], and he can be quite friendly and passionate about a game he loves when he's not railing off on a bad game or dueling another foe—but he isn't afraid to call things as he sees it when it comes to crappy games, or [[BrutalHonesty even flaws in things he likes]] (i.e. the Zelda II review, a game he admires as a legitimate classic, but isn't above acknowledging it's flaws, such as it's schizophrenic, hair pulling difficulty), and he is more than willing to give his foes more than a taste of their own medicine.
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18th Jul '17 3:01:27 PM 313Bluestreak
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* ShadowArchetype: In heroic examples, the anti-hero is what TheHero would be if they lack the proper qualities of a pure hero.



* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist

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* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonistUnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: The hero is jerk, but the audience finds it hilarious.
11th Jul '17 7:17:25 AM RobTan
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* Most of the cast of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', except Bender, who is straight-up evil. Fry and Leela are the nicest, but they're also very flawed people who often endanger their friends or threaten the greater good for their own ends.
30th Jun '17 10:53:59 PM Jeduthun
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* SympatheticMurderer: Dwelling on the extenuating circumstances that make it more understandable why the character would resort to criminal behavior.
29th Jun '17 2:27:31 AM bt8257
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[[caption-width-right:280:[-Franchise/{{Batman}}'s [[DoesntLikeGuns normally against using guns]]. But for this scumbag, [[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 this scumbag, [[BatmanGrabsAGun he's making]] he'll make]] [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness an exception]].-] ]]
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