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8th Jan '18 4:01:46 PM SeizureFerret
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** Other Fanfic/TheShadowWars example: [[CuteGhostGirl Ruby Gift]] is clearly a [[HorrifyingHero heroine]] from start to finish of her undeath, but she's a Wraith. She's repeatedly shown as being a [[FriendlyGhost friend]] to heroic protagonists, and in the end [[spoiler:redeems her kin]] and leads them in an action that helps save the whole world at the [[HeroicSacrifice cost of their own undead existences]] But she'still a Wraith, with an unnnerving tendency to switch into her horrifing Death Aspect when something upsets her. The same goes for her mother Mitta Gift and her co-mother Three Leaf.

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** Other Fanfic/TheShadowWars example: [[CuteGhostGirl Ruby Gift]] is clearly a [[HorrifyingHero heroine]] from start to finish of her undeath, but she's a Wraith. She's repeatedly shown as being a [[FriendlyGhost friend]] to heroic protagonists, and in the end [[spoiler:redeems her kin]] and leads them in an action that helps save the whole world at the [[HeroicSacrifice cost of their own undead existences]] But she'still she's still a Wraith, with an unnnerving unnerving tendency to switch into her horrifing horrifying Death Aspect when something upsets her. The same goes for her mother Mitta Gift and her co-mother Three Leaf.
25th Dec '17 9:20:01 AM Jhonny
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* {{Plague Doctor}}s. They healed the plague (to the best of their abilities), were some of the few decent people at that time... and happened to wear beak masks that were UncannyValley incarnate. This image was cultivated on purpose mind you, to prevent the doctors from being mobbed by desperate plague carriers. The mask also served a second purpose, the costume was a kind of primitive hazmat suit intended to protect the doctor from infection.

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* {{Plague Doctor}}s. They healed the plague (to the best of their abilities), were some of the few decent people at that time... and happened to wear beak masks that were UncannyValley incarnate. This image was cultivated on purpose mind you, to prevent the doctors from being mobbed by desperate plague carriers. The mask also served a second purpose, the costume was a kind of primitive hazmat suit intended to protect the doctor from infection. Unfortunately back in those days the emphasis was too much on "bad humours" and smells rather than pathogens and plague doctor suits were rarely washed.
25th Dec '17 9:11:03 AM Jhonny
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* That Poppy is definitely a creepy person/thing/whatever. ''So far'', we've gotten no indication that she's evil.
16th Dec '17 11:48:12 AM WillyFourEyes
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* Plague Doctors. They healed the plague (to the best of their abilities), were some of the few decent people at that time... and happened to wear beak masks that were UncannyValley incarnate. This image was cultivated on purpose mind you, to prevent the doctors from being mobbed by desperate plague carriers. The mask also served a second purpose, the costume was a kind of primitive hazmat suit intended to protect the doctor from infection.

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* Plague Doctors.{{Plague Doctor}}s. They healed the plague (to the best of their abilities), were some of the few decent people at that time... and happened to wear beak masks that were UncannyValley incarnate. This image was cultivated on purpose mind you, to prevent the doctors from being mobbed by desperate plague carriers. The mask also served a second purpose, the costume was a kind of primitive hazmat suit intended to protect the doctor from infection.



* That Poppy is definitely a creepy person/thing/whatever. ***So far***, we've gotten no indication that she's evil.

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* That Poppy is definitely a creepy person/thing/whatever. ***So far***, ''So far'', we've gotten no indication that she's evil.
14th Dec '17 5:33:31 PM eroock
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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' Episode "Insheeption": [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]], of horror film fame, turns out to be a family man and a former goverment agent, who specialized in dreamscape operations. He did kill those teenagers, but it was done for the sake of national security, and it was the reason he left the service. He ends up saving the day.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' Episode "Insheeption": episode "[[Recap/SouthParkS14E10Insheeption Insheeption]]": [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]], of horror film fame, turns out to be a family man and a former goverment agent, who specialized in dreamscape operations. He did kill those teenagers, but it was done for the sake of national security, and it was the reason he left the service. He ends up saving the day.
10th Dec '17 3:17:38 PM LuciaNanami
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* ''Franchise/{{Ben 10}}'' occasionally has this. Several of Ben's alien forms are downright creepy: Wildmutt is a savage-looking beast with no eyes and impressive fangs; Ripjaws looks like a mermaid merged with a deep-sea angler fish with MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily; Big Chill is a skeletal-looking [[BigCreepyCrawlies insect]] with a ghastly voice, [[OurGhostsAreDifferent ghost]]-like powers, and GrimReaper-esque cape-wings; Swampfire and Wildvine are PlantAliens with disturbing vine abilities; and three aliens Ben acquired ([[{{Mummy}} Snare-oh]], [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Blitzwolfer]], and [[FrankensteinsMonster Frankenstrike]]) are based on classic horror monsters. Ben remained a good guy while using all of these forms. That said, [[MookHorrorShow he has no problem taking advantage on his alien forms' creepiness to scare his opponents]]...

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* ''Franchise/{{Ben 10}}'' occasionally has this. Several of Ben's alien forms are downright creepy: Wildmutt is a savage-looking beast with no eyes and impressive fangs; Ripjaws looks like a mermaid [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent mermaid]] merged with a deep-sea angler fish with MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily; Big Chill is a skeletal-looking [[BigCreepyCrawlies insect]] with a ghastly voice, [[OurGhostsAreDifferent ghost]]-like powers, and GrimReaper-esque cape-wings; Swampfire and Wildvine are PlantAliens with disturbing vine abilities; and three aliens Ben acquired ([[{{Mummy}} Snare-oh]], [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Blitzwolfer]], and [[FrankensteinsMonster Frankenstrike]]) are based on classic horror monsters. Ben remained a good guy while using all of these forms. That said, [[MookHorrorShow he has no problem taking advantage on his alien forms' creepiness to scare his opponents]]...
4th Dec '17 4:28:31 AM Siempie
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** Mr. Razor from "World Enough and Time" is a creepy old man, dresses like a hobo and is just a bit too okay with all of the people being converted into Cybermen. Nevertheless, he befriends Bill and keeps her company for the ten years she spends in the hospital. [[spoiler: At the end of the episode this is ''horrifically'' averted, as Razor turns out to be '''''TheMaster''''' [[BitchInSheepsClothing in disguise]], luring Bill into her own Cyber-conversion mere ''hours'' before the Doctor arrives to save her, then teaming up with Missy to capture and attempt to kill the Doctor.]]

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** Mr. Razor from "World Enough and Time" is a creepy old man, dresses like a hobo and is just [[ConditionedToAcceptHorror a bit too okay okay]] with all of the people patients in the hospital being [[UnwillingRoboticization converted into Cybermen.Cybermen]]. Nevertheless, he befriends Bill and keeps her company for the ten years she spends in the hospital. [[spoiler: At the end of the episode this is ''horrifically'' averted, as Razor turns out to be '''''TheMaster''''' [[BitchInSheepsClothing in disguise]], luring Bill into her own Cyber-conversion mere ''hours'' before the Doctor arrives to save her, then teaming up with Missy to capture and attempt to kill the Doctor.]]
4th Dec '17 4:25:23 AM Siempie
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** Mr. Razor from "World Enough and Time" is a creepy old man, dresses like a hobo and is just a bit too okay with all of the people being converted into Cybermen. Nevertheless, he befriends Bill and keeps her company for the ten years she spends in the hospital. [[spoiler: At the end of the episode this is ''horrifically'' averted, as Razor turns out to be '''''TheMaster''''' [[BitchInSheepsClothing in disguise]], luring Bill into her own Cyber-conversion mere ''hours'' before the Doctor arrives to save her, then teaming up with Missy to capture and attempt to kill the Doctor.]]
3rd Dec '17 4:08:51 PM DarkPhoenix94
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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' has a fair few. Prominent examples include:

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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' has and its sequel, ''Ghosts of the Past'', have a fair few. Prominent examples include:



** Doctor Strange is, on the face of things, a GentlemanWizard, DeadpanSnarker and generally a fairly genteel fellow who makes a point of never lying. He's also a deeply mysterious figure who comes and goes as he pleases, [[StealthHiBye often out of nowhere with absolutely no warning]], [[ExactWords never lies, yet is almost never honest]], sometimes appears merely as a shadowy figure amongst a swirling cloak with a pair of GlowingEyes staring out of the darkness, seems to know quite literally ''everything'' and due to his justified reputation as ''the'' MagnificentBastard, the very possibility of his involvement is ParanoiaFuel among good guys and bad guys alike. In short, he is a profoundly unsettling man.
** Agent (later Director) Peter Wisdom [[spoiler: a.k.a. Regulus Black]] of MI13 fits this trope to a T. He's a good guy, but he's also got a reputation for making 'InspectorJavert look like Mother Teresa' and the rest of the British intelligence services don't trust him because they don't know anything about him. He's also a member of the TrenchcoatBrigade, almost exclusively wears black and is TheUnfettered, being entirely indifferent to both morality and the prospect of his own death when it comes to doing what needs to be done. One incident showcases this, when he lures a HYDRA assault team into an ambush and sneaks up behind the last surviving member of the team and hisses 'I'll let you in on a secret, sunshine. That intel? It wasn't good', before opening the man up with his 'hot knives', blades of burning hot energy, which he's using as WolverineClaws.
** In a flashback, Harry Dresden remarks on this about himself, noting how he's NBA tall, [[TrenchcoatBrigade clad in a long black duster]] and carrying a staff that is six feet of solid oak, which makes for a very intimidating first impression. Also, there's the fact that he almost never meets anyone's eyes because of the whole Soulgaze thing - but only a very few [[{{Muggles}} ordinary people]] know that - and knows far too damn much. The ability to roast horrifying monsters from the netherworld is a mere courtesy detail at this point.
** Harry Potter/Thorson. On the face of things, he is a genuinely sweet, warm-hearted and friendly young man with UndyingLoyalty to his friends and who steadily learns to open up and express his emotions more. However, after chapter 45, he develops a presence that isn't quite human and is consequently unnerving, the ability to use a strange [[VoiceOfTheLegion 'double voice']] that can shut up the Weasley Twins and PsychicPowers that mean he tends to be uncomfortably knowing. He's also got a hatred for injustice and [[BullyHunter bullies]] which, combined with over a decade of suppressed rage, fear and trauma from life at the Dursleys and several [[NearDeathExperience Near Death Experiences]], can manifest as a kind of [[TranquilFury cold and borderline homicidal rage]] that is uncomfortably reminiscent of a young [[DarkMessiah Magneto]] (to whom comparisons are made) and often features unnerving [[WorldOfCardboardSpeech World Of Cardboard Speeches]] that make it very clear that it is a very good thing [[MoralityChain that he's got people holding him in check]] and that he's downright terrified of what he's capable of. Any doubt about this is dispelled in chapter 74 when [[spoiler: Jane just about manages to persuade him from executing a HYDRA assault team with their own weapons after that team put Thor in a coma with a magic bullet, tried to kidnap the three of them, then took a child hostage to try and force their compliance]] and chapter 76 when [[spoiler: he snaps at Gravemoss, who is undoubtedly pure evil, and telekinetically opens his ribs up like a book and rips his heart out. [[HumanoidAbomination Gravemoss]] [[HealingFactor being]] [[EvilSorcerer Gravemoss]], he's fine,]] but Harry's friends and allies, though understanding, are both worried and disturbed [[spoiler: and disgusted, because it's kind of gory.]] He's a good guy, he's very kind to pretty much everyone and he'll do anything to protect his friends, [[TheDulcineaEffect even someone he barely knows.]] [[TheUnfettered That last part is kind of the scary part.]]

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** Doctor Strange is, on the face of things, a GentlemanWizard, DeadpanSnarker and generally a fairly genteel fellow who makes a point of never lying. He's also a deeply mysterious figure who comes and goes as he pleases, [[StealthHiBye often out of nowhere with absolutely no warning]], [[ExactWords never lies, yet is almost never honest]], honest in ways that]] TheFairFolk would envy, sometimes appears merely as a shadowy figure amongst a swirling cloak with a pair of GlowingEyes staring out of the darkness, and seems to know quite literally ''everything'' and due ''everything''. Due to his justified reputation as ''the'' MagnificentBastard, the very possibility of his involvement is ParanoiaFuel among good guys and bad guys alike. In short, he is a profoundly unsettling man.
man. ''Ghosts of the Past'' indicates that this is cultivated.
** Agent (later Director) Peter Wisdom [[spoiler: a.k.a. Regulus Black]] of MI13 [=MI13=] fits this trope to a T. He's a good guy, but he's also got a reputation for making 'InspectorJavert look like Mother Teresa' and the rest of the British intelligence services don't trust him because they don't know anything about him. He's also a member of the TrenchcoatBrigade, almost exclusively wears black and is TheUnfettered, being entirely indifferent to both morality and the prospect of his own death when it comes to doing what needs to be done. One incident showcases this, when And he lures a HYDRA assault team into an ambush and sneaks up behind the last surviving member of the team and hisses 'I'll let you in on a secret, sunshine. That intel? It wasn't good', before opening the man up with his 'hot knives', blades of burning hot energy, which he's using will do anything that he feels needs to be done, as WolverineClaws.
he makes very clear to Thor. ''Anything.''
** In a flashback, Harry Dresden remarks on notes this about himself, noting how he's NBA tall, [[TrenchcoatBrigade clad in a long black duster]] and carrying a staff that is six feet of solid oak, which makes for a very intimidating first impression. Also, there's the fact that he almost never meets anyone's eyes because of the whole Soulgaze thing - but only a very few [[{{Muggles}} ordinary people]] know that - and knows far too damn much. The ability to roast horrifying monsters from the netherworld is a mere courtesy detail at this point.
** Harry Potter/Thorson. On the face of things, he is a genuinely sweet, warm-hearted and friendly young man with UndyingLoyalty to his friends and who steadily learns to open up and express his emotions more. However, after chapter 45, he develops a presence that isn't quite human and is consequently unnerving, the ability to use a strange [[VoiceOfTheLegion 'double voice']] that can shut up the Weasley Twins Twins, and PsychicPowers that mean he tends to be uncomfortably knowing. He's also got a hatred for injustice and [[BullyHunter bullies]] which, combined with over a decade of suppressed rage, fear and trauma from life at the Dursleys and several [[NearDeathExperience Near Death Experiences]], can manifest as a kind of [[TranquilFury cold and borderline homicidal rage]] that is uncomfortably reminiscent of a young [[DarkMessiah Magneto]] (to whom comparisons are made) and often features unnerving [[WorldOfCardboardSpeech World Of Cardboard Speeches]] that make it very clear that it is a very good thing [[MoralityChain that he's got people holding him in check]] and that he's downright terrified of what he's capable of. Any doubt about this is dispelled in chapter 74 when [[spoiler: Jane just about manages to persuade him from executing a HYDRA assault team with their own weapons after that team put Thor in a coma with a magic bullet, tried to kidnap the three of them, then took a child hostage to try and force their compliance]] and chapter 76 when [[spoiler: he snaps at Gravemoss, who is undoubtedly pure evil, and telekinetically opens his ribs up like a book and rips his heart out. [[HumanoidAbomination Gravemoss]] [[HealingFactor being]] [[EvilSorcerer Gravemoss]], he's fine,]] but Harry's friends and allies, though understanding, are both worried and disturbed [[spoiler: and disgusted, because it's kind of gory.]] He's a good guy, he's very kind to pretty much everyone and he'll do anything to protect his friends, [[TheDulcineaEffect even someone he barely knows.]] [[TheUnfettered That last part is kind of the scary part.]]]]
** It gets exponentially worse after the ''Forever Red'' arc in ''Ghosts of the Past'', in which Harry is [[spoiler: captured, tortured, and then his BlankSlate body is transformed into the Red Son, the Red Room's LivingWeapon, before he gets his body back, snaps, and briefly goes Dark Phoenix]]. Afterwards, he moves with inhuman grace, has got rampant [[ShellShockedVeteran PTSD]], the unearthly presence is dialled up, and if you smell wood smoke... ''run''. He slowly improves, partly thanks to a chat with Cedric Diggory, of all people, but even still.
27th Nov '17 9:03:27 AM rjd1922
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** Shouji Mezou is a six armed 6'2'' foot tall hero in training. Between the fleshy membrane connecting the arms and his creepy mask(which a design book mentioned that he wears because his face put off people and was considered villainous) it would be hard to see him as good if he wasn't such a GentleGiant.

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** Shouji Mezou is a six armed 6'2'' foot tall hero in training. Between the fleshy membrane connecting the arms and his creepy mask(which mask (which a design book mentioned that he wears because his face put off people and was considered villainous) it would be hard to see him as good if he wasn't such a GentleGiant.
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