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12th Jun '17 12:24:19 AM Madrugada
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So, you have a race of people who all have [[RedRightHand black, leathery]] [[GoodWingsEvilWings wings]]. They're born with the [[BadPowersBadPeople ability to shoot]] [[CastingAShadow black, shadowy globs]] out of their hands. Also, they prefer the night, and let's not get started on their [[EvilWearsBlack wardrobes]]. Surely, they're evil!

Well... no one actually mentioned them doing bad things; in fact, they may actually be [[GoodSamaritan pretty good guys.]] It's not like they keep pet dogs exclusively for [[KickTheDog kicking]]. Despite any [[ColourCodedForYourConvenience images that may have been burned into our minds]], creepy appearances and killing people actually [[FreakyFashionMildMind don't have much to do with each other]]. It's not MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch, because the species, for the most part, isn't protesting the do-gooders. Unfortunately, however, people can still judge them [[FantasticRacism based on their looks]]. Expect some VanHelsingHateCrimes.

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So, you have a race of people who all have [[RedRightHand black, leathery]] leathery [[GoodWingsEvilWings wings]]. They're born with the [[BadPowersBadPeople ability to shoot]] [[CastingAShadow shoot black, shadowy globs]] globs out of their hands. Also, they prefer the night, and let's not get started on their [[EvilWearsBlack wardrobes]]. Surely, they're evil!

Well... no one actually mentioned them doing bad things; in fact, they may actually be [[GoodSamaritan pretty good guys.]] It's not like they keep pet dogs exclusively for [[KickTheDog kicking]]. Despite any [[ColourCodedForYourConvenience images that may have been burned into our minds]], creepy appearances and killing people actually [[FreakyFashionMildMind don't have much to do with each other]]. It's not MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch, because the species, for the most part, isn't protesting the do-gooders. Unfortunately, however, people can still judge them [[FantasticRacism based on their looks]]. Expect some VanHelsingHateCrimes.
7th Apr '17 6:56:24 PM rodneyAnonymous
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[Anime/TheBigO Good guys]] [[Creator/{{Toonami}} wear black!]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:[[Anime/TheBigO Good guys]] [[Creator/{{Toonami}} guys wear black!]]]]
26th Mar '17 1:03:40 PM LadyJaneGrey
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LightIsNotGood, GoodPowersBadPeople are sister tropes. For the inverse, see DarkIsEvil. A natural implication of the YinYangBomb. See also GoodAllAlong, BadPowersGoodPeople, CreepyGood, FaceOfAThug, PerkyGoth, OurMonstersAreDifferent, AntiAntiChrist, ReluctantMonster, GoodIsNotNice, and {{Halloweentown}}. When vampires are involved, this trope generally puts them on the friendly end of the SlidingScaleOfVampireFriendliness, often resulting in a FriendlyNeighbourhoodVampire. Gods of the underworld and death in particular can be this, since EverybodyHatesHades.

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LightIsNotGood, GoodPowersBadPeople are sister tropes. For the inverse, see DarkIsEvil. A natural implication of the YinYangBomb. See also GoodAllAlong, BadPowersGoodPeople, CreepyGood, FaceOfAThug, TerrorHero, PerkyGoth, OurMonstersAreDifferent, AntiAntiChrist, ReluctantMonster, GoodIsNotNice, and {{Halloweentown}}. When vampires are involved, this trope generally puts them on the friendly end of the SlidingScaleOfVampireFriendliness, often resulting in a FriendlyNeighbourhoodVampire. Gods of the underworld and death in particular can be this, since EverybodyHatesHades.
28th Jul '16 5:42:59 PM Gideoncrawle
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->''"So yes, [[TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering black mages]] often ''can'' be evil. But black as a color is not inherently evil. Being influenced by black’s philosophies does not necessarily mean that one will commit an evil act. That being the case, we cannot say that black represents evil. More closely aligned with evil than the other colors? Fine. More ripe with potential for evil? Sure. Evil? No. And that's a very important distinction."''

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->''"So yes, [[TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering black mages]] mages often ''can'' be evil. But black as a color is not inherently evil. Being influenced by black’s philosophies does not necessarily mean that one will commit an evil act. That being the case, we cannot say that black represents evil. More closely aligned with evil than the other colors? Fine. More ripe with potential for evil? Sure. Evil? No. And that's a very important distinction."''
10th Apr '16 7:52:35 AM mikethepoor
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-->-- '''Mark Rosewater''', ''[[http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtgcom/daily/mr109 Making Magic: In The Black]]''

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-->-- '''Mark Rosewater''', ''[[http://www.''[[http://magic.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtgcom/daily/mr109 com/en/articles/archive/making-magic/black-2004-02-02 Making Magic: In The Black]]''
5th Feb '16 8:57:19 AM valozzy
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So, you have a race of people who all have [[RedRightHand black, leathery]] [[GoodWingsEvilWings wings]]. They're born with the [[BadPowersBadPeople ability to shoot]] [[CastingAShadow black, shadowy globs]] out of their hands. Also, they prefer the night, and let's not get started on their [[EvilWearsBlack wardrobes]]. Surely, they're evil[[JustForFun/SecretOrganizationCravingIntelligentEnigmaticTropersYonder !]]

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So, you have a race of people who all have [[RedRightHand black, leathery]] [[GoodWingsEvilWings wings]]. They're born with the [[BadPowersBadPeople ability to shoot]] [[CastingAShadow black, shadowy globs]] out of their hands. Also, they prefer the night, and let's not get started on their [[EvilWearsBlack wardrobes]]. Surely, they're evil[[JustForFun/SecretOrganizationCravingIntelligentEnigmaticTropersYonder !]]
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20th Jul '15 4:03:13 AM Llygodenfawr
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The extreme form of this is TheSacredDarkness, where Dark is not just ''not Evil'', but is in fact equally as (Or even more than) holy and Good as Light is typically perceived to be. In situations where TheSacredDarkness exists, however, Dark Is Not Evil is '''not''' an absolute certainty, and the usual caveats about LightIsNotGood still apply.

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The extreme form of this is TheSacredDarkness, where Dark is not just ''not Evil'', but is in fact equally as (Or even more than) holy and Good as Light (or even more so) is typically perceived to be. In situations where TheSacredDarkness exists, however, Dark Is Not Evil is '''not''' an absolute certainty, and the usual caveats about LightIsNotGood still apply.
4th May '15 6:02:05 AM bt8257
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So, you have a race of people who all have [[RedRightHand black, leathery]] [[GoodWingsEvilWings wings]]. They're born with the [[BadPowersBadPeople ability to shoot]] [[CastingAShadow black, shadowy globs]] out of their hands. Also, they prefer the night, and let's not get started on their [[EvilWearsBlack wardrobes]]. Surely, they're evil[[SecretOrganizationCravingIntelligentEnigmaticTropersYonder !]]

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So, you have a race of people who all have [[RedRightHand black, leathery]] [[GoodWingsEvilWings wings]]. They're born with the [[BadPowersBadPeople ability to shoot]] [[CastingAShadow black, shadowy globs]] out of their hands. Also, they prefer the night, and let's not get started on their [[EvilWearsBlack wardrobes]]. Surely, they're evil[[SecretOrganizationCravingIntelligentEnigmaticTropersYonder evil[[JustForFun/SecretOrganizationCravingIntelligentEnigmaticTropersYonder !]]
4th May '15 5:58:51 AM bt8257
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[Anime/TheBigO Good guys]] [[{{Toonami}} wear black!]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:[[Anime/TheBigO Good guys]] [[{{Toonami}} [[Creator/{{Toonami}} wear black!]]]]
26th Dec '14 5:58:13 PM Gideoncrawle
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->''"So yes, [[TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering black mages]] often ''can'' be evil. But [[CastingAShadow black as a color]] is not inherently evil. Being influenced by black’s [[ItsAllAboutMe philosophies]] does not necessarily mean that one will commit an evil act. That being the case, we cannot say that black represents evil. More closely aligned with evil than the other colors? Fine. More ripe with potential for evil? Sure. Evil? No. And that's a very important distinction."''

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->''"So yes, [[TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering black mages]] often ''can'' be evil. But [[CastingAShadow black as a color]] color is not inherently evil. Being influenced by black’s [[ItsAllAboutMe philosophies]] philosophies does not necessarily mean that one will commit an evil act. That being the case, we cannot say that black represents evil. More closely aligned with evil than the other colors? Fine. More ripe with potential for evil? Sure. Evil? No. And that's a very important distinction."''
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