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11th Nov '17 7:32:02 AM TheDudeWhoAbides
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* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' provides a strange example with [[spoiler: Guts and Casca's child.]] When we first see it post-timeskip, it appears to be on the evil side of things due to being corrupted by [[spoiler:Femto's demon-rape]] However, it turns out to be [[LoveRedeems very loyal]] to its parents and uses its demonic influence to shield its mother from a mass of monsters that were drawn to [[spoiler: her brand.]]

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* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' provides a strange example with [[spoiler: Guts Guts' and Casca's child.]] When we first see it post-timeskip, it appears to be on the evil side of things due to being corrupted by [[spoiler:Femto's demon-rape]] However, it turns out to be [[LoveRedeems very loyal]] to its parents and uses its demonic influence to shield its mother from a mass of monsters that were drawn to [[spoiler: her brand.]]
11th Nov '17 7:00:02 AM TheDudeWhoAbides
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* In ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', the Medusans were introduced as having forms so hideous that [[BrownNote they turn most people into gibbering madmen before causing complete organ failure.]] However, the one Medusan we meet is a nice guy who is courteous enough to stay in his tiny sealed box and only opens it up for people he knows can't view him, people trying to kill him, or that one accident with Spock.

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* In ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', the Medusans were introduced as having forms so hideous that [[BrownNote they turn most people into gibbering madmen before causing complete organ failure.]] However, the The one Medusan we meet is a nice guy who is courteous enough to stay in his tiny sealed box and only opens it up for people he knows can't view him, people trying to kill him, or that one accident with Spock.
10th Nov '17 8:25:14 PM AgentSalt
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10th Nov '17 8:25:10 PM AgentSalt
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* In ''Manga/InuYasha'', Miroku's right hand is cursed with a vacuum-like supernova black hole (dubbed [[WeaponsThatSuck "Wind Tunnel"]]) that he can barely control (by "control" we mean he can aim in a very general sense, and keeps it sealed with prayer beads when not in use). It has the ability to make anything disappear. Unless he defeats [[BigBad the demon who cursed his ancestor]], it will eventually swallow him. Being a Buddhist monk, Miroku uses it as a [[WeaponsThatSuck weapon]] to protect the innocent ande never uses it on humans. In fact, in his original meeting with Inuyasha and Kagome, Miroku attacks Inuyasha and attempts to suck him into the Wind Tunnel. Inuyasha is saved because Kagome takes a leap of faith and Miroku has to quickly seal the Wind Tunnel before she's sucked in. This being AFTER Miroku runs to a safe distance from town in order to avoid innocent victims.

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* In ''Manga/InuYasha'', Miroku's right hand is cursed with a vacuum-like supernova black hole (dubbed [[WeaponsThatSuck "Wind Tunnel"]]) that he can barely control (by "control" we mean he can aim in a very general sense, and keeps it sealed with prayer beads when not in use). It has the ability to make anything disappear. Unless he defeats [[BigBad the demon who cursed his ancestor]], it will eventually swallow him. Being a Buddhist monk, Miroku uses it as a [[WeaponsThatSuck weapon]] to protect the innocent ande and never uses it on humans. In fact, in his original meeting with Inuyasha and Kagome, Miroku attacks Inuyasha and attempts to suck him into the Wind Tunnel. Inuyasha is saved because Kagome takes a leap of faith and Miroku has to quickly seal the Wind Tunnel before she's sucked in. This being AFTER Miroku runs to a safe distance from town in order to avoid innocent victims.
9th Nov '17 5:35:18 AM bernardthebeanpole
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* In the ''Literature/OldKingdom'' trilogy, the Abhorsens are a family of necromancers who use both [[WildMagic Free Magic]] and [[WhiteMagic Charter Magic]] to keep other necromancers in check. They can also walk in Death and [[MusicalAssassin use the bells]] like a {{necromancer}}, but they are always good people dedicated to undoing the harm done by necromancers and otherwise helping people. On the other hand, it is hinted that Chorr of the Mask was once the Abhorsen, but lost the correct respect for Death and fell first into necromancy proper and then into being one of the Greater Dead. So Abhorsen can go dark side, they just quickly stop being Abhorsen then.

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* In the ''Literature/OldKingdom'' trilogy, the Abhorsens are a family of necromancers who use both [[WildMagic Free Magic]] and [[WhiteMagic Charter Magic]] to keep other necromancers in check. They can also walk in Death and [[MusicalAssassin use the bells]] like a {{necromancer}}, but they are always good people dedicated to undoing the harm done by necromancers and otherwise helping people. On the other hand, it is hinted discovered that Chorr of the Mask was once the Abhorsen, Abhorsen-in-Waiting Clariel, but lost the correct respect for Death and fell first into necromancy proper and then into being one of the Greater Dead. So Abhorsen can go dark side, they just quickly stop being Abhorsen then.
7th Nov '17 3:14:54 PM themetalstickman
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* The [[Franchise/StarWarsLegends old Star Wars Expanded Universe]] novels tried to invoke this with the "Grey Side" or "Unified Force" theory during the Vuzang Vong saga. The idea was that there wasn't any such thing as "Dark Side" and "Light Side" - there was simply "The Force." There was no real reason a Jedi shouldn't be able to use so-called Dark Side abilities (like Force Lightning) at need This led to several Jedi (most notably Jacen Solo) doing just that. While the audience was split on this idea (Some saying "about time" and others thinking it messed with the franchise mythos too much), [[OneJudgeToRuleThemAll George Lucas himself]] came down on the side of "Light Side/Dark Side - that's it" and ordered the Grey Side retconned, with Vergere (the Jedi who came up with the Uniforce theory) turning out to be [[TheMole a Sith]] who used the theory to lure Jacen Solo to the Dark Side. It should be noted that the ''Star Wars'' video games have long allowed players to use Sith abilities as a Jedi and vice-versa (Though overuse could cause a player to lose their chosen alignment).

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* The [[Franchise/StarWarsLegends old Star Wars Expanded Universe]] novels tried to invoke this with the "Grey Side" or "Unified Force" theory during the Vuzang Yuuzhan Vong saga. The idea was that there wasn't any such thing as "Dark Side" and "Light Side" - there was simply "The Force." There was no real reason a Jedi shouldn't be able to use so-called Dark Side abilities (like Force Lightning) at need This led to several Jedi (most notably Jacen Solo) doing just that. While the audience was split on this idea (Some saying "about time" and others thinking it messed with the franchise mythos too much), [[OneJudgeToRuleThemAll George Lucas himself]] came down on the side of "Light Side/Dark Side - that's it" and ordered the Grey Side retconned, with Vergere (the Jedi who came up with the Uniforce theory) turning out to be [[TheMole a Sith]] who used the theory to lure Jacen Solo to the Dark Side. It should be noted that the ''Star Wars'' video games have long allowed players to use Sith abilities as a Jedi and vice-versa (Though overuse could cause a player to lose their chosen alignment).
1st Nov '17 12:22:07 PM Julep
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* Sonia, codename Dreamer, in ''Series/TheGifted'' can manipulate and read memories. She is ''not'' a classical telepath though, and if she does not have enough time to act or is forced to quit the process before it is finished, then her subjects might either see their memory scrambled or realize their thoughts have been manipulated, which verges or outright qualifies as MindRape. She does ''not'' like to use her powers, but will do so if there is no other option.
23rd Oct '17 7:08:02 AM Godzillawolf
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* ''FanFic/TheBridge'' gives us a lot of time with the grown up Godzilla Junior from the 1990s Heisei series. He's easily one of the most powerful kaiju, with nuclear based powers that could wipe out a large city and render it uninhabitable if he went all-out. Fortunately, he's a GentleGiant who plays the role of protector rather than destroyer.

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gives us a lot of time with the grown up Godzilla Junior from the 1990s Heisei series. He's easily one of the most powerful kaiju, with nuclear based powers that could wipe out a large city and render it uninhabitable if he went all-out. Fortunately, he's a GentleGiant who plays the role of protector rather than destroyer. He's also ''less'' of this trope in Equestria, as due to ambient magic the natives are all immune to radioactivity.
** [[spoiler:Eventually the case with Destroyah following her HeelFaceTurn. Her power set still consists of death causing abilities, but she's a good guy now due to [[MoralityPet the Cutie Mark Crusaders]].]]



* ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'': Havoc is the AnthropomorphicPersonification of Fear and the Ruler of Hell. Though he subscribes to BlueAndOrangeMorality, he's actually a pretty nice guy as long as you don't anger him. For one thing, he seeks to punish people who actually deserve to go to Hell, not harm the innocent. It's notable that the survival instinct comes from him, and he becomes happy when people's fear motivates them to fight and save their own lives and the lives of others.

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Havoc is the AnthropomorphicPersonification of Fear and the Ruler of Hell. Though he subscribes to BlueAndOrangeMorality, he's actually a pretty nice guy as long as you don't anger him. For one thing, he seeks to punish people who actually deserve to go to Hell, not harm the innocent. It's notable that the survival instinct comes from him, and he becomes happy when people's fear motivates them to fight and save their own lives and the lives of others.others.
** Trixie's mother Morgan's Special Talent is [[PersonOfMassDestruction Destruction]]. While others fear her for it, Morgan herself is a loving mother and good person all around.
12th Oct '17 10:03:44 AM TheNerevarine
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* Talion in ''VideoGame/MiddleEarthShadowOfMordor'' / ''VideoGame/MiddleEarthShadowOfWar'' is a undead Ranger brought back to life by Celebrimbor, an Elvish wraith with the power to brainwash his enemies and take control of their minds. Both work together to protect Middle-earth from Sauron's evil forces, mainly by brainwashing his orcs and turn them against each other. However in the second game, [[spoiler: Celebrimbor is revealed to have gone mad with power and plans to rule Middle-earth himself by enslaving Sauron rather than destroying him making him a case of BadPowersBadPeople. Talion on the other hand becomes a even stronger example of this trope when he turns into an ''heroic Nazgûl'' when he is forced to take a Ring of Power to survive without Celebrimbor since he refuses to be on board with his plan]].
5th Oct '17 11:03:04 PM MorningStar1337
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* ''LightNovel/BlackBullet'' has the "cursed children," lolis that are born with the Gastrea virus in their blood and can manipulate the virus to grant themselves superhuman powers. This is the same virus that causes people to turn into [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]] [[spoiler:including the cursed children themselves in a much slower rate]]. Enju Aihara, one of the cursed children, happens to be one of the [[NiceGirl most kind-hearted characters]] in the series.

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* ''LightNovel/BlackBullet'' has the "cursed children," lolis children that are born with the Gastrea virus in their blood and can manipulate the virus to grant themselves superhuman powers. This is the same virus that causes people to turn into [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]] [[spoiler:including the cursed children themselves in a much slower rate]]. Enju Aihara, one of the cursed children, happens to be one of the [[NiceGirl most kind-hearted characters]] in the series.
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