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31st Jan '16 7:04:28 PM gophergiggles
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* Zigzagged in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. Both Celestia and later Twilight Sparkle were able to use the same black crystal spawning magic of King Sombra that was ''explicitly'' referred to as dark magic fuelled by fear and hatred. However the next season referred to it as "Alicorn" magic, meaning either it inherently isn't evil or Alicorns inherently ''are'' (the latter is '''highly''' unlikely). This has yet to be addressed any further in the series.
30th Jan '16 2:07:29 PM Gamermaster
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* Ixpellia from ''[[AllThereInTheManual StrikerS Sound Stage X]]'' of ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', an immortal king who has the power to turn fields of corpses into armies of Mariages, which are SuperSoldier [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Cyborg Zombies]] filled with battle lust. [[ShroudedInMyth History remembered her as a barbaric Dark King that neatly fits Type 1]], though, in reality, she's a jaded MysteriousWaif sick of all the fighting and tried to [[KingInTheMountain seal herself and her army of the dead away from the world as much as possible]].
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* Ixpellia from ''[[AllThereInTheManual StrikerS Sound Stage X]]'' of ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', an immortal king who has the power to turn fields of corpses into armies of Mariages, which are SuperSoldier [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Cyborg Zombies]] filled with battle lust. [[ShroudedInMyth History remembered her as a barbaric Dark King that neatly fits Type 1]], King]], though, in reality, she's a jaded MysteriousWaif sick of all the fighting and tried to [[KingInTheMountain seal herself and her army of the dead away from the world as much as possible]].

** The reformed Numbers from ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'' were built for war and fighting mages. Now they are either part of the TSAB or the Saint Church (which ''is'' part of the TSAB as well).
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** The reformed Numbers from ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'' ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'' were built for war and fighting mages. Now they are either part of the TSAB or the Saint Church (which ''is'' part of the TSAB as well).
28th Jan '16 12:46:22 PM CountDorku
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** For a non-mage example, you can make friendly, snarky Alistair a Reaver in the first game, or play one yourself, and if you unlocked the specialisation in a previous play-through you don't even need to taint the Holy Grail equivalent with dragon blood to do so. Reavers are warriors who have powers gained from malevolent spirits which are based around creating auras of pain and drinking the souls of the slain.
27th Jan '16 3:35:12 AM REV6Pilot
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** Then there are the "Unforgivable Curses": [[MindManipulation Imperius]], [[AgonyBeam Cruciatus]], and [[OneHitKill Avada Kedavra]], spells considered pure evil and worthy of life imprisonment. The spells are introduced in the fourth book, a good character uses one for the first time (maybe) in the fifth [[spoiler:(Kingsley Shacklebolt might have used Imperius on Marietta Edgecombe, though it's also possible he used a Memory Charm instead)]], and by the end of the series [[spoiler:Harry himself has used both Imperius and Cruciatus.]] ** [[DoubleSubversion On the third hand]], Cruciatus is shown to work only very poorly for anybody using it with half-decent intentions; it takes real malice to properly drive it.
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** Then there are the "Unforgivable Curses": [[MindManipulation Imperius]], [[AgonyBeam Cruciatus]], and [[OneHitKill Avada Kedavra]], spells considered pure evil and worthy of life imprisonment. The spells are introduced in the fourth book, a good character uses one for the first time (maybe) in the fifth [[spoiler:(Kingsley Shacklebolt might have used Imperius on Marietta Edgecombe, though it's also possible he used a Memory Charm instead)]], and by the end of the series [[spoiler:Harry himself has used both Imperius and Cruciatus.]] ** Cruciatus, and even tried to use Avada Kedavra in a fit of vengeful rage]]. [[DoubleSubversion On the third hand]], Cruciatus is shown to work only very poorly for anybody using it with half-decent intentions; it takes real malice to properly drive it.
17th Jan '16 11:11:03 PM coralina33
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** Angel and Spike are vampires, which in the Buffyverse is just an evil demon possessing a corpse, but manage to be good guys none the less. (Spike is especially impressive, since he pretty much made his HeelFaceTurn before he had a soul to induce it. Of course, both of them are still pretty big assholes. Angel sort of grows into his full assholishness as he gets a firmer sense of his own identity as a good guy on ''Series/{{Angel}}''.)
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** Angel and Spike are vampires, which in the Buffyverse is just an evil demon possessing a corpse, but manage to be good guys none the less. (Spike is especially impressive, since he pretty much made his HeelFaceTurn before he had a soul to induce it. Of course, both of them are still pretty big assholes. Angel sort of grows into his full assholishness as he gets a firmer sense of his own identity as a good guy on ''Series/{{Angel}}''.)
17th Jan '16 10:28:42 PM Octorok103
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* Bayonetta and the entire [[WitchSpecies Umbran Witch]] clan from the ''{{VideoGame/Bayonetta}}'' franchise fall into this. They make contracts with demons, basically selling their souls to go to hell (called Inferno in this game) when they die, and in turn gain the ability to summon said infernal demons to slaughter their enemies (normally angels). They can [[BulletTime slow down time]] with the express purpose of using this ability to combo and kill their foes while they can't defend themselves, and can even [[ColdBloodedTorture summon horrible torture devices]] to kill their opponents as brutally as possible. Even so, they are never depicted as evil, instead being important in retaining the balance of the world of humans, and in both games the titular character saves the entire universe from a corrupted god who wants to reshape reality in their own image (the first game the [[LightIsNotGood God of Angels]] wanting to destroy the human world and Inferno in order to only have Paradiso exist, and in the second, the [[GodIsEvil former god of humankind's evil half]] wanting his power back to rob humanity of their free will and have them all serve him once again).
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* Bayonetta and the entire [[WitchSpecies Umbran Umbra Witch]] clan from the ''{{VideoGame/Bayonetta}}'' franchise fall into this. They make contracts with demons, basically selling their souls to go to hell (called Inferno in this game) when they die, and in turn gain the ability to summon said infernal demons to slaughter their enemies (normally angels). They can [[BulletTime slow down time]] with the express purpose of using this ability to combo and kill their foes while they can't defend themselves, and can even [[ColdBloodedTorture summon horrible torture devices]] to kill their opponents as brutally as possible. Even so, they are never depicted as evil, instead being important in retaining evil for a couple of reasons. First, they're needed to represent TheSacredDarkness opposite their counterparts and fellow guardians of [[MacGuffin the balance Eyes of the world of humans, and in both games World]], the titular character saves the entire universe from a corrupted god Lumen Sages, who wants to reshape reality in possess [[LightEmUp light-themed]] versions of their own image (the first game the powers. Second, [[LightIsNotGood God of Angels]] wanting to destroy angels are decisively not on the human world and Inferno in order side of humanity]], while a few demons (but far from all) are suggested to only have Paradiso exist, and in the second, the [[GodIsEvil former god of humankind's evil half]] wanting his power back to rob humanity of their free will and have them all serve him once again). be [[DarkIsNotEvil much nicer than you'd think]].
17th Jan '16 3:50:19 PM DarkMask
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* Bayonetta and the entire [[WitchSpecies Umbran Witch]] clan from the {{VideoGame/Bayonetta}} franchise fall into this. They make contracts with demons, basically selling their souls to go to hell (called Inferno in this game) when they die, and in turn gain the ability to summon said infernal demons to slaughter their enemies (normally angels). They can [[BulletTime slow down time]] with the express purpose of using this ability to combo and kill their foes while they can't defend themselves, and can even [[ColdBloodedTorture summon horrible torture devices]] to kill their opponents as brutally as possible. Even so, they are never depicted as evil, instead being important in retaining the balance of the world of humans, and in both games the titular character saves the entire universe from a corrupted god who wants to reshape reality in their own image (the first game the [[LightIsNotGood God of Angels]] wanting to destroy the human world and Inferno in order to only have Paradiso exist, and in the second, the [[GodIsEvil former god of humankind's evil half]] wanting his power back to rob humanity of their free will and have them all serve him once again).
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* Bayonetta and the entire [[WitchSpecies Umbran Witch]] clan from the {{VideoGame/Bayonetta}} ''{{VideoGame/Bayonetta}}'' franchise fall into this. They make contracts with demons, basically selling their souls to go to hell (called Inferno in this game) when they die, and in turn gain the ability to summon said infernal demons to slaughter their enemies (normally angels). They can [[BulletTime slow down time]] with the express purpose of using this ability to combo and kill their foes while they can't defend themselves, and can even [[ColdBloodedTorture summon horrible torture devices]] to kill their opponents as brutally as possible. Even so, they are never depicted as evil, instead being important in retaining the balance of the world of humans, and in both games the titular character saves the entire universe from a corrupted god who wants to reshape reality in their own image (the first game the [[LightIsNotGood God of Angels]] wanting to destroy the human world and Inferno in order to only have Paradiso exist, and in the second, the [[GodIsEvil former god of humankind's evil half]] wanting his power back to rob humanity of their free will and have them all serve him once again).
17th Jan '16 3:49:37 PM DarkMask
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* Bayonetta and the entire [[WitchRace Umbran Witch]] clan from the {{VideoGame/Bayonetta}} franchise fall into this. They make contracts with demons, basically selling their souls to go to hell (called Inferno in this game) when they die, and in turn gain the ability to summon said infernal demons to slaughter their enemies (normally angels). They can [[BulletTime slow down time]] with the express purpose of using this ability to combo and kill their foes while they can't defend themselves, and can even [[ColdBloodedTorture summon horrible torture devices]] to kill their opponents as brutally as possible. Even so, they are never depicted as evil, instead being important in retaining the balance of the world of humans, and in both games the titular character saves the entire universe from a corrupted god who wants to reshape reality in their own image (the first game the [[LightIsNotGood God of Angels]] wanting to destroy the human world and Inferno in order to only have Paradiso exist, and in the second, the [[GodIsEvil former god of humankind's evil half]] wanting his power back to rob humanity of their free will and have them all serve him once again).
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* Bayonetta and the entire [[WitchRace [[WitchSpecies Umbran Witch]] clan from the {{VideoGame/Bayonetta}} franchise fall into this. They make contracts with demons, basically selling their souls to go to hell (called Inferno in this game) when they die, and in turn gain the ability to summon said infernal demons to slaughter their enemies (normally angels). They can [[BulletTime slow down time]] with the express purpose of using this ability to combo and kill their foes while they can't defend themselves, and can even [[ColdBloodedTorture summon horrible torture devices]] to kill their opponents as brutally as possible. Even so, they are never depicted as evil, instead being important in retaining the balance of the world of humans, and in both games the titular character saves the entire universe from a corrupted god who wants to reshape reality in their own image (the first game the [[LightIsNotGood God of Angels]] wanting to destroy the human world and Inferno in order to only have Paradiso exist, and in the second, the [[GodIsEvil former god of humankind's evil half]] wanting his power back to rob humanity of their free will and have them all serve him once again).
17th Jan '16 3:49:03 PM DarkMask
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* Bayonetta and the entire [[WitchRace Umbran Witch]] clan from the {{VideoGame/Bayonetta}} franchise fall into this. They make contracts with demons, basically selling their souls to go to hell (called Inferno in this game) when they die, and in turn gain the ability to summon said infernal demons to slaughter their enemies (normally angels). They can [[BulletTime slow down time]] with the express purpose of using this ability to combo and kill their foes while they can't defend themselves, and can even [[ColdBloodedTorture summon horrible torture devices]] to kill their opponents as brutally as possible. Even so, they are never depicted as evil, instead being important in retaining the balance of the world of humans, and in both games the titular character saves the entire universe from a corrupted god who wants to reshape reality in their own image (the first game the [[LightIsNotGood God of Angels]] wanting to destroy the human world and Inferno in order to only have Paradiso exist, and in the second, the [[GodIsEvil former god of humankind's evil half]] wanting his power back to rob humanity of their free will and have them all serve him once again).
11th Jan '16 3:37:32 PM Stealth
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* An ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' AlternateUniverse called [[http://theatomicpumpkin.tumblr.com/post/136348317337/fantasytale-au Fantasytale]] casts Frisk as a silent but good-natured {{Necromancer}}--though they're still raising skeletons, zombies, and ghosts, they're using their power to bring fallen heroes and innocents back from the grave so that they're "given a second chance at living," as Papyrus puts it.
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* An ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' AlternateUniverse called [[http://theatomicpumpkin.tumblr.com/post/136348317337/fantasytale-au Fantasytale]] casts Frisk the human protagonist as a silent but good-natured {{Necromancer}}--though they're still raising skeletons, zombies, and ghosts, they're using their power to bring fallen heroes and innocents back from the grave so that they're "given a second chance at living," as Papyrus puts it.
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