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** The page image is [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha the original series]]' iconic Fate Testarossa, who spends the majority of the season attempting to gather the [[MacGuffin Jewel Seeds]] before Nanoha, at the behest of her mother, Precia. Eventually, she ends up severely overexerting herself in an attempt to obtain all of the remaining Seeds at once, and is stopped by a concerned Nanoha. Fate ends up returning home empty-handed, and it is at this point that we learn that [[spoiler:Fate is a clone of Precia's biological daughter, Alicia, who has spent the past thirty years in medical stasis after a severe accident. Precia considers Fate a failed project, does not acknowledge her as a ''person'', let alone as a daughter, and ''lashes her with a whip'' when she doesn't fulfill Precia's orders]]. The aforementioned scene rapidly converts most viewers' attitude from enjoying the somewhat humorous tone and subversiveness of the series to [[spoiler: "PRECIA TESTAROSSA MUST '''DIE'''"]].

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** The page image is [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha the original series]]' iconic Fate Testarossa, who spends the majority of the season attempting to gather the [[MacGuffin Jewel Seeds]] before Nanoha, at the behest of her mother, Precia. Eventually, she ends up severely overexerting herself in an attempt to obtain all of the remaining Seeds at once, and is stopped by a concerned Nanoha. Fate ends up returning home empty-handed, and it is at this point that we learn that [[spoiler:Fate is a clone of Precia's biological daughter, Alicia, who has spent the past thirty years in medical stasis after a severe accident. Precia considers Fate a failed project, does not acknowledge her as a ''person'', let alone as a daughter, and ''lashes her with a whip'' when she doesn't fulfill Precia's orders]]. The aforementioned scene rapidly converts most viewers' attitude from enjoying the somewhat humorous tone and subversiveness of the series to [[spoiler: "PRECIA [[spoiler:"PRECIA TESTAROSSA MUST '''DIE'''"]].



** ''Audioplay/StrikersSoundStageX'' gives us another Dark Magical Girl, although her identity is a major spoiler: [[spoiler:Runessa Magnus, the former ChildSoldier from a CrapsackWorld, who fell under the influence of an interdimensional terrorist, seeing him as her father figure and carrying out his agenda even after his death. To this end, she becomes Teana's partner, allowing her to manipulate the investigation of her own crimes, but is eventually discovered and apprehended by Tea. Notably, RealityEnsues in this case, and Runessa doesn't get a GetOutOfJailFreeCard like the other examples but keeps serving her time in later installments--although Teana regularly visits her in prison, presumably, in an attempt to rehabilitate her]].

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** ''Audioplay/StrikersSoundStageX'' gives us another Dark Magical Girl, although her identity is a major spoiler: [[spoiler:Runessa spoiler:[[spoiler:Runessa Magnus, the former ChildSoldier from a CrapsackWorld, who fell under the influence of an interdimensional terrorist, seeing him as her father figure and carrying out his agenda even after his death. To this end, she becomes Teana's partner, allowing her to manipulate the investigation of her own crimes, but is eventually discovered and apprehended by Tea. Notably, RealityEnsues in this case, and Runessa doesn't get a GetOutOfJailFreeCard like the other examples but keeps serving her time in later installments--although Teana regularly visits her in prison, presumably, in an attempt to rehabilitate her]].



* The trope is OlderThanTheyThink, as proved by Karen from the ''Manga/SallyTheWitch'' second series. [[spoiler: Karen was cast away from the Magical Realm of Astoria as a little girl alongside her evil father, was poisoned with hate by said father until he died, returned with a big grudge against Sally herself, attempted to separate her from her human friends via her black magic, was less purely evil and much more EXTREMELY bitter and hurt over being alone for years, Sally defeated her with both her magic and ThePowerOfFriendship, AND she ultimately had a HeelFaceTurn. ]]

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* The trope is OlderThanTheyThink, as proved by Karen from the ''Manga/SallyTheWitch'' second series. [[spoiler: Karen [[spoiler:Karen was cast away from the Magical Realm of Astoria as a little girl alongside her evil father, was poisoned with hate by said father until he died, returned with a big grudge against Sally herself, attempted to separate her from her human friends via her black magic, was less purely evil and much more EXTREMELY bitter and hurt over being alone for years, Sally defeated her with both her magic and ThePowerOfFriendship, AND she ultimately had a HeelFaceTurn. ]]



** Hotaru Tomoe (Sailor Saturn) is subverted. At first, [[spoiler: the Outer Soldiers treat her as a Dark Magical Girl because they believe her awakening as Sailor Saturn would bring about TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. This turns out to be somewhat true; though Saturn does have the power to initiate an apocalypse, she would never do so unless ordered to by her Queen; however, in the present day her reincarnation is possessed by TheDragon, whose goal is TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. The protagonists are understandably confused about Hotaru's motivations for much of the season. Throughout that time she was a friend of Chibiusa, a.k.a Mini Moon.]]
** Chibiusa achieved Dark Magical Girl status temporarily in "Anime/SailorMoon R", as she is brainwashed by Wiseman, who [[MindRape corrupts her with dark magic and cruel words]], making her believe that she is responsible for her grim future and that no one loves her. As a result, she becomes Black Lady, an older version of herself, with longer hair and a very revealing outfit, and becomes a servant of Wiseman [[BrokenBird due to her bitterness and pain]] upon the DarkAndTroubledPast [[FakeMemories that she genuinely believes she had.]] In the [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]] and in Anime/SailorMoonCrystal, she even brainwashes and [[ParentalIncest seduces her father]], though. in the anime, she actively hates both parents [[SelfMadeOrphan and tries to kill them]] in {{revenge}} (Usagi ''does'' have a vision of Black Lady and Tuxedo Kamen kissing, but [[spoiler: it's a part of Wiseman's attempted brainwashing of her. Which doesn't work, by the way.]]) She returns to her younger and happier original self after a while, however: [[spoiler: either by witnessing Pluto's HeroicSacrifice (manga and ''Crystal'') or [[IKnowYouAreInThereSomewhereFight after a pep talk]] from her parents (first anime).]]

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** Hotaru Tomoe (Sailor Saturn) is subverted. At first, [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Outer Soldiers treat her as a Dark Magical Girl because they believe her awakening as Sailor Saturn would bring about TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. This turns out to be somewhat true; though Saturn does have the power to initiate an apocalypse, she would never do so unless ordered to by her Queen; however, in the present day her reincarnation is possessed by TheDragon, whose goal is TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. The protagonists are understandably confused about Hotaru's motivations for much of the season. Throughout that time she was a friend of Chibiusa, a.k.a Mini Moon.]]
** Chibiusa achieved Dark Magical Girl status temporarily in "Anime/SailorMoon R", as she is brainwashed by Wiseman, who [[MindRape corrupts her with dark magic and cruel words]], making her believe that she is responsible for her grim future and that no one loves her. As a result, she becomes Black Lady, an older version of herself, with longer hair and a very revealing outfit, and becomes a servant of Wiseman [[BrokenBird due to her bitterness and pain]] upon the DarkAndTroubledPast [[FakeMemories that she genuinely believes she had.]] In the [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]] and in Anime/SailorMoonCrystal, she even brainwashes and [[ParentalIncest seduces her father]], though. in the anime, she actively hates both parents [[SelfMadeOrphan and tries to kill them]] in {{revenge}} (Usagi ''does'' have a vision of Black Lady and Tuxedo Kamen kissing, but [[spoiler: it's [[spoiler:it's a part of Wiseman's attempted brainwashing of her. Which doesn't work, by the way.]]) She returns to her younger and happier original self after a while, however: [[spoiler: either [[spoiler:either by witnessing Pluto's HeroicSacrifice (manga and ''Crystal'') or [[IKnowYouAreInThereSomewhereFight after a pep talk]] from her parents (first anime).]]



** Also from ''Anime/MaiHime'' is Nao Yuuki, who travels the path she took because [[spoiler: her father was killed and her mother was seriously injured by robbers]]. Unlike Mikoto, she ''doesn't'' get converted over as easily. Making Nao even more tragic, [[spoiler: she ''was'' beginning to really warm to the group before [[WoundedGazelleGambit Natsuki was tricked into attacking her]]. It's hard not to feel sorry for her when she leaves, screaming revenge and clutching [[EyeScream what's left of her right eye]], once you realize it.]]
** [[spoiler: Shizuru]] is a very dark take on this trope. She doesn't have a bad family life, but she's [[SchoolgirlLesbians in love with Natsuki]] and has no idea how to express it in a healthy way. Instead, she goes bonkers and starts killing anyone who threatens Natsuki, who she thinks Natsuki hates, and anyone who might kinda have looked at Natsuki funny, while [[DudeShesLikeInAComa kissing Natsuki in her sleep]]. [[spoiler: Natsuki has to kill her to get her properly on track; when she comes back, the curse of the Ikusahime is no longer twisting her affections.]]

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** Also from ''Anime/MaiHime'' is Nao Yuuki, who travels the path she took because [[spoiler: her [[spoiler:her father was killed and her mother was seriously injured by robbers]]. Unlike Mikoto, she ''doesn't'' get converted over as easily. Making Nao even more tragic, [[spoiler: she [[spoiler:she ''was'' beginning to really warm to the group before [[WoundedGazelleGambit Natsuki was tricked into attacking her]]. It's hard not to feel sorry for her when she leaves, screaming revenge and clutching [[EyeScream what's left of her right eye]], once you realize it.]]
** [[spoiler: Shizuru]] [[spoiler:Shizuru]] is a very dark take on this trope. She doesn't have a bad family life, but she's [[SchoolgirlLesbians in love with Natsuki]] and has no idea how to express it in a healthy way. Instead, she goes bonkers and starts killing anyone who threatens Natsuki, who she thinks Natsuki hates, and anyone who might kinda have looked at Natsuki funny, while [[DudeShesLikeInAComa kissing Natsuki in her sleep]]. [[spoiler: Natsuki [[spoiler:Natsuki has to kill her to get her properly on track; when she comes back, the curse of the Ikusahime is no longer twisting her affections.]]



** In ''[=HeartCatch=]'', Yuri Tsukikage/Cure Moonlight also has some traces of this despite being on the side of good. Though quiet, mature and intellectual, she harbours a deep sadness within her heart, unable to forgive herself for her past failures that got her BroughtDownToNormal [[spoiler: and killed her companion]]. [[spoiler: Eventually, she heals... and then becomes Cure Moonlight again.]] Incidentally, Dark Pretty Cure from the same series [[spoiler: actually doesn't get redeemed, and is in fact KilledOffForReal. [[AlasPoorVillain Though in a heartbreaking manner]].]]

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** In ''[=HeartCatch=]'', Yuri Tsukikage/Cure Moonlight also has some traces of this despite being on the side of good. Though quiet, mature and intellectual, she harbours a deep sadness within her heart, unable to forgive herself for her past failures that got her BroughtDownToNormal [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and killed her companion]]. [[spoiler: Eventually, [[spoiler:Eventually, she heals... and then becomes Cure Moonlight again.]] Incidentally, Dark Pretty Cure from the same series [[spoiler: actually [[spoiler:actually doesn't get redeemed, and is in fact KilledOffForReal. [[AlasPoorVillain Though in a heartbreaking manner]].]]



* [[TheOjou Rue]]/[[SuperpoweredEvilSide Princess Kraehe]] of ''Anime/PrincessTutu''. Although Rue was already the [[LightFeminineDarkFeminine Dark Feminine to Duck's Light]], she probably wouldn't have changed into Kraehe if [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Tutu hadn't sort-of stolen her boyfriend]]. Her HeelFaceTurn comes about when she realizes that she won't escape the DownerEnding just by helping it happen, and she proceeds to [[spoiler: make the HeroicSacrifice which Duck, despite her desire to help Mytho, isn't willing to make -- something Duck herself acknowledges]]. The two of them are really NotSoDifferent: Duck is friendly to everyone, and Rue is aloof yet still admired by others, but neither of them have any TrueCompanions for a long time. They're both just trying to get their HappilyEverAfter with [[PrinceCharming the Prince]] in the only way they know how... and they both turn out to be [[spoiler: working for a villain who was counting on it]]. In the end, [[spoiler: Duck/Tutu returns to her original form/self as a duck [[TheLastDance after giving the heroic performance of her whole life]], while Mytho (his heart restored) acknowledges his love for Rue, saves her from a CruelAndUnusualDeath, and makes her his Princess]].

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* [[TheOjou Rue]]/[[SuperpoweredEvilSide Princess Kraehe]] of ''Anime/PrincessTutu''. Although Rue was already the [[LightFeminineDarkFeminine Dark Feminine to Duck's Light]], she probably wouldn't have changed into Kraehe if [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Tutu hadn't sort-of stolen her boyfriend]]. Her HeelFaceTurn comes about when she realizes that she won't escape the DownerEnding just by helping it happen, and she proceeds to [[spoiler: make [[spoiler:make the HeroicSacrifice which Duck, despite her desire to help Mytho, isn't willing to make -- something Duck herself acknowledges]]. The two of them are really NotSoDifferent: Duck is friendly to everyone, and Rue is aloof yet still admired by others, but neither of them have any TrueCompanions for a long time. They're both just trying to get their HappilyEverAfter with [[PrinceCharming the Prince]] in the only way they know how... and they both turn out to be [[spoiler: working [[spoiler:working for a villain who was counting on it]]. In the end, [[spoiler: Duck/Tutu [[spoiler:Duck/Tutu returns to her original form/self as a duck [[TheLastDance after giving the heroic performance of her whole life]], while Mytho (his heart restored) acknowledges his love for Rue, saves her from a CruelAndUnusualDeath, and makes her his Princess]].



* Naha Midori from ''LightNovel/TelepathyShoujoRan'', who did an immediate [[HeelFaceTurn heel face turn]]. She then goes on to get practically adopted into Ran's family, and spends the rest of the series living the good life. [[spoiler: Ohara Momoko]] is a dark magical girl who grows up without going through the face turn, and is ''miserable'' because of it.

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* Naha Midori from ''LightNovel/TelepathyShoujoRan'', who did an immediate [[HeelFaceTurn heel face turn]]. She then goes on to get practically adopted into Ran's family, and spends the rest of the series living the good life. [[spoiler: Ohara [[spoiler:Ohara Momoko]] is a dark magical girl who grows up without going through the face turn, and is ''miserable'' because of it.



%%* [[spoiler: Nami]] in ''Anime/TheGirlWhoLeaptThroughSpace''. Her powers are tech-based, but she fits perfectly character-wise.

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%%* [[spoiler: Nami]] [[spoiler:Nami]] in ''Anime/TheGirlWhoLeaptThroughSpace''. Her powers are tech-based, but she fits perfectly character-wise.



** The finale of ''Sharp'' introduces the ultimate BigBad of the series as one of these, effectively filling the role once more. [[spoiler: Queen Majo Tourbillon once was a kind witch who [[MayflyDecemberRomance fell in love with a human and had a family with him]], but once she outlived her whole human family [[LoveMakesYouCrazy she lost it]]...]]

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** The finale of ''Sharp'' introduces the ultimate BigBad of the series as one of these, effectively filling the role once more. [[spoiler: Queen [[spoiler:Queen Majo Tourbillon once was a kind witch who [[MayflyDecemberRomance fell in love with a human and had a family with him]], but once she outlived her whole human family [[LoveMakesYouCrazy she lost it]]...]]



* [[spoiler: The real Saji Genpou]] in ''Manga/IkkiTousen'' ''Great Guardians''. [[spoiler: Under the facade of the cold, cruel ElegantGothicLolita young woman who opposes Hakufu and her friends, there is a deeply scared girl who was bullied into insanity and decided to retaliate.]] Also, Ten'i from ''Dragon Destiny'', a LittleMissBadass who lost it horribly after being kicked and abused for all of her life, and followed the local EvilGenius out of misguided gratitude after she took her in.

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* [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The real Saji Genpou]] in ''Manga/IkkiTousen'' ''Great Guardians''. [[spoiler: Under [[spoiler:Under the facade of the cold, cruel ElegantGothicLolita young woman who opposes Hakufu and her friends, there is a deeply scared girl who was bullied into insanity and decided to retaliate.]] Also, Ten'i from ''Dragon Destiny'', a LittleMissBadass who lost it horribly after being kicked and abused for all of her life, and followed the local EvilGenius out of misguided gratitude after she took her in.



** Homura Akemi is the in-house poster girl for this trope. From the first episode she is a cold and aloof antagonist contrasting the warm and friendly Madoka. [[spoiler: In truth she was GoodAllAlong and has been opposing [[WeaselMascot Kyuubey]] (who is arguably the BigBad of the series)]] and doing everything for [[spoiler:the sake of Madoka]]. She [[InvokedTrope invoked this trope]] for the sake of [[spoiler:not getting too close to, and thus hurting, Madoka.]]
** Kyouko is an antagonistic MagicalGirl but her foil is Sayaka. On one hand we have the red SocialDarwinist and on the other we have the blue KnightInShiningArmor. They fight over their conflicting philosophies but eventually [[spoiler: Kyouko reaches out to Sayaka in friendship and becomes a more heroic magical girl because Sayaka reminded her of the idealism she lost.]]
** Sayaka herself [[spoiler: is a inversion. Initially a straight MagicalGirl, her isolation/despair changes her into a monster because Kyouko convinced her it was better to be selfish ''and'' she already had severe problems before becoming a MagicalGirl.]]
** ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion'' flips things a bit. [[spoiler: Sayaka CameBackStrong and moves past her prior faults and doubts. She even summons her witch form as a GuardianEntity, metaphorically accepting her own despair and using it to empower herself. On the other hand, Homura's journey through the movie causes her to realize that she can't accept Madoka's AbstractApotheosis HeroicSacrifice at the end of the anime. This drives her into a FaceHeelTurn where she steals Madoka's powers and [[BroughtDownToNormal turns her into an]] [[AmnesiacGod ordinary girl]] so that Homura can fulfill her one selfish desire: [[WellIntentionedExtremist To have a world where]] [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy Madoka can be happy]]. In other words, Homura becomes a Dark Magical Girl [[SatanicArchetype Devil]] to oppose Madoka's Magical Girl [[GodOfGood Goddess]].]]

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** Homura Akemi is the in-house poster girl for this trope. From the first episode she is a cold and aloof antagonist contrasting the warm and friendly Madoka. [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In truth she was GoodAllAlong and has been opposing [[WeaselMascot Kyuubey]] (who is arguably the BigBad of the series)]] and doing everything for [[spoiler:the sake of Madoka]]. She [[InvokedTrope invoked this trope]] for the sake of [[spoiler:not getting too close to, and thus hurting, Madoka.]]
** Kyouko is an antagonistic MagicalGirl but her foil is Sayaka. On one hand we have the red SocialDarwinist and on the other we have the blue KnightInShiningArmor. They fight over their conflicting philosophies but eventually [[spoiler: Kyouko [[spoiler:Kyouko reaches out to Sayaka in friendship and becomes a more heroic magical girl because Sayaka reminded her of the idealism she lost.]]
** Sayaka herself [[spoiler: is [[spoiler:is a inversion. Initially a straight MagicalGirl, her isolation/despair changes her into a monster because Kyouko convinced her it was better to be selfish ''and'' she already had severe problems before becoming a MagicalGirl.]]
** ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion'' flips things a bit. [[spoiler: Sayaka [[spoiler:Sayaka CameBackStrong and moves past her prior faults and doubts. She even summons her witch form as a GuardianEntity, metaphorically accepting her own despair and using it to empower herself. On the other hand, Homura's journey through the movie causes her to realize that she can't accept Madoka's AbstractApotheosis HeroicSacrifice at the end of the anime. This drives her into a FaceHeelTurn where she steals Madoka's powers and [[BroughtDownToNormal turns her into an]] [[AmnesiacGod ordinary girl]] so that Homura can fulfill her one selfish desire: [[WellIntentionedExtremist To have a world where]] [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy Madoka can be happy]]. In other words, Homura becomes a Dark Magical Girl [[SatanicArchetype Devil]] to oppose Madoka's Magical Girl [[GodOfGood Goddess]].]]



* Morgan Le-Fay is the closest to a Dark Magical Girl in the ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' franchise. She appears in the [[TheMovie Movie]], as a beautiful fairy who works as the messenger of [[spoiler: BigBad and Belldandy's first love Celestin]], who sends her to drive Keiichi and Belldandy apart [[spoiler: so he can use this to make Belldandy his ApocalypseMaiden and then go RageAgainstTheHeavens.]] It's later explained that Morgan [[spoiler: lost her lover when they couldn't go through the Gate of Judgement as a test of their love, which [[BrokenBird emotionally broke her]]; when Keiichi and Belldandy manage to pass through it in the end, Margan's faith in love and the world is ultimately restored, and she becomes the guardian of said Gate to help people in love.]]
* Princess Luna from ''Anime/PeterPanNoBouken'' is this, since she was raised by her evil grandmother Queen Sinistra to become a Princess of Darkness despite her desire for friends. Which she gets when she meets Peter and the Lost Boys, and specially after [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship bonding with]] [[TeamMom Wendy]] [[HotBlooded Darling]]. [[spoiler: Who is also the one who brings her back from her FaceHeelTurn, even if she almost dies while trying.]]
* The first ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'' movie gives us Mahoudoushi/The Enchantress. The contrast with her and Sakura, the MagicalGirl, is revealed over the course of the movie. [[spoiler: Mahoudoushi is a lonely HotWitch who practised BlackMagic, and she turned sour after her lover and mentor Clow sealed her away. After fighting the MagicalGirl and losing, she has a HeelFaceTurn, and manages to finally pass on in peace]].
** Also the BigBad from the second movie... [[spoiler: The Nothing Card.]] All that she wants is to [[IJustWanttoHaveFriends have her old friends]] [[spoiler: alias the other Clow/Sakura Cards]] back to her side. She [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds reacts with fright, tears and screams]] if it seems someone will [[spoiler: seal her away for a second time]], then unleashes her magic in terror. What can she do with said magic? [[spoiler: She doesn't so much as flinch to ''erasing an entire town's populace in her frenzied search.'']] It is only when she realises such actions mean [[spoiler: the cards won't accept her]] that she begins to doubt her methods, [[spoiler: and Sakura then fuses Nothing with The Nameless Card, creating The Hope card.]]
** Also GenderFlipped with Yue, who is something of a GrumpyBear and was completely unwilling to accept Sakura until she [[DefeatMeansFriendship defeated him]]. [[spoiler: He also has ParentalAbandonment issues since his beloved creator died, leaving him, Kero and the cards alone for a few centuries until Sakura found them.]]
* An odd example comes from ''Manga/MagicKaito'', where BlackMagic practitioner Akako Koizumi is a mix of this and HotWitch ''in a series otherwise devoid of anything magical''. After Akako falls for Kaitou for [[ILoveYouBecauseICantControlYou repeatedly failing to control him into loving her]] [[spoiler: (including [[IfICantHaveYou trying to kill him once]])]], she joins his circle of friends and helps him in her own way.
* The ''very'' uncommon mix between DarkActionGirl and Dark Magical Girl happens in ''Manga/LegendOfHeavenlySphereShurato''. Nara-oh Renge comes off as the first in the beginning, what with her genuine and huge fighting skills and her no-nosense attitude... but as the story continues, we see that personality-wise Renge is much closer to ''this'' trope: she's not a bad person in herself, just a confused and emotionally-broken young girl who sincerely loves her EvilMentor Indra and has inner pain about it and her conflicted loyalties. [[spoiler: After being killed in battle ''and'' brought BackFromTheDead, Renge makes a HeelFaceTurn and is firmly on the side of good from then on.]]
* Yugi from ''Anime/TenchiInTokyo'', in a rare BigBad example. [[spoiler: She was an ArtificialHuman created for experiments and had few idea of how the world worked as well as how much she hurt others with her powers. This lead to ber being sealed away by the then-Juraian Empress Hinase (an ancestor of Ayeka and Sasami) as the only solution despite how she was terrified of darkness and isolation. She grew VERY bitter and brewed an EvilPlan to conquer the Universe (which involved creating Sakuya to wreak havoc among Tenchi and his UnwantedHarem among other things), befriended Sasami who became her MoralityPet (to the point of deliberately keeping her out of her plans, and then kidnapping her to keep her by her side). To defeat her Tenchi had to ''reason'' with her and pull her outta a VillainousBreakdown (in which she [[CryCute cries and screams]] that she doesn't want to be buried again) instead of killing her. One GetAHoldOfYourselfMan and CoolDownHug later, she's redeemed.]]

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* Morgan Le-Fay is the closest to a Dark Magical Girl in the ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' franchise. She appears in the [[TheMovie Movie]], as a beautiful fairy who works as the messenger of [[spoiler: BigBad [[spoiler:BigBad and Belldandy's first love Celestin]], who sends her to drive Keiichi and Belldandy apart [[spoiler: so [[spoiler:so he can use this to make Belldandy his ApocalypseMaiden and then go RageAgainstTheHeavens.]] It's later explained that Morgan [[spoiler: lost [[spoiler:lost her lover when they couldn't go through the Gate of Judgement as a test of their love, which [[BrokenBird emotionally broke her]]; when Keiichi and Belldandy manage to pass through it in the end, Margan's faith in love and the world is ultimately restored, and she becomes the guardian of said Gate to help people in love.]]
* Princess Luna from ''Anime/PeterPanNoBouken'' is this, since she was raised by her evil grandmother Queen Sinistra to become a Princess of Darkness despite her desire for friends. Which she gets when she meets Peter and the Lost Boys, and specially after [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship bonding with]] [[TeamMom Wendy]] [[HotBlooded Darling]]. [[spoiler: Who [[spoiler:Who is also the one who brings her back from her FaceHeelTurn, even if she almost dies while trying.]]
* The first ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'' movie gives us Mahoudoushi/The Enchantress. The contrast with her and Sakura, the MagicalGirl, is revealed over the course of the movie. [[spoiler: Mahoudoushi [[spoiler:Mahoudoushi is a lonely HotWitch who practised BlackMagic, and she turned sour after her lover and mentor Clow sealed her away. After fighting the MagicalGirl and losing, she has a HeelFaceTurn, and manages to finally pass on in peace]].
** Also the BigBad from the second movie... [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Nothing Card.]] All that she wants is to [[IJustWanttoHaveFriends have her old friends]] [[spoiler: alias [[spoiler:alias the other Clow/Sakura Cards]] back to her side. She [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds reacts with fright, tears and screams]] if it seems someone will [[spoiler: seal [[spoiler:seal her away for a second time]], then unleashes her magic in terror. What can she do with said magic? [[spoiler: She [[spoiler:She doesn't so much as flinch to ''erasing an entire town's populace in her frenzied search.'']] It is only when she realises such actions mean [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the cards won't accept her]] that she begins to doubt her methods, [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and Sakura then fuses Nothing with The Nameless Card, creating The Hope card.]]
** Also GenderFlipped with Yue, who is something of a GrumpyBear and was completely unwilling to accept Sakura until she [[DefeatMeansFriendship defeated him]]. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He also has ParentalAbandonment issues since his beloved creator died, leaving him, Kero and the cards alone for a few centuries until Sakura found them.]]
* An odd example comes from ''Manga/MagicKaito'', where BlackMagic practitioner Akako Koizumi is a mix of this and HotWitch ''in a series otherwise devoid of anything magical''. After Akako falls for Kaitou for [[ILoveYouBecauseICantControlYou repeatedly failing to control him into loving her]] [[spoiler: (including [[spoiler:(including [[IfICantHaveYou trying to kill him once]])]], she joins his circle of friends and helps him in her own way.
* The ''very'' uncommon mix between DarkActionGirl and Dark Magical Girl happens in ''Manga/LegendOfHeavenlySphereShurato''. Nara-oh Renge comes off as the first in the beginning, what with her genuine and huge fighting skills and her no-nosense attitude... but as the story continues, we see that personality-wise Renge is much closer to ''this'' trope: she's not a bad person in herself, just a confused and emotionally-broken young girl who sincerely loves her EvilMentor Indra and has inner pain about it and her conflicted loyalties. [[spoiler: After [[spoiler:After being killed in battle ''and'' brought BackFromTheDead, Renge makes a HeelFaceTurn and is firmly on the side of good from then on.]]
* Yugi from ''Anime/TenchiInTokyo'', in a rare BigBad example. [[spoiler: She [[spoiler:She was an ArtificialHuman created for experiments and had few idea of how the world worked as well as how much she hurt others with her powers. This lead to ber being sealed away by the then-Juraian Empress Hinase (an ancestor of Ayeka and Sasami) as the only solution despite how she was terrified of darkness and isolation. She grew VERY bitter and brewed an EvilPlan to conquer the Universe (which involved creating Sakuya to wreak havoc among Tenchi and his UnwantedHarem among other things), befriended Sasami who became her MoralityPet (to the point of deliberately keeping her out of her plans, and then kidnapping her to keep her by her side). To defeat her Tenchi had to ''reason'' with her and pull her outta a VillainousBreakdown (in which she [[CryCute cries and screams]] that she doesn't want to be buried again) instead of killing her. One GetAHoldOfYourselfMan and CoolDownHug later, she's redeemed.]]



* ''Manga/{{Pretear}}'''s anime version of [[spoiler: Takako]]/Fenrir is a rare BigBad version. [[spoiler: She broke down and had a FaceHeelTurn after having her feelings for Hayate rejected, which did NOT mix well with her deep insecurities. Like most Dark Magical Girls, she is ultimately redeemed and the last shot we see of her is her HappilyEverAfter with Sasame, her SecondLove.]]
** In the anime, [[spoiler: Himeno's stepsister Mawata]] briefly plays the role after [[spoiler: she's cruelly rejected by a {{Face Heel Turn}}ed Sasame [[LoveTriangle in favor of Takako]] ''and'' is overwhelmed [[LonelyRichKid by her loneliness.]] Takako then steals Mawata's soul via a KissOfDeath and locks her in a magical tree, where the poor girl is [[BarrierMaiden pretty much turned into its core]]; Himeno has to make a MASSIVE effort to get Mawata back, and ''then'' she goes off to face and redeem Takako.]]
* Hiromi "Potamus" Kawanami from the ''Manga/WeddingPeach'' anime makes a nice contrast to TheHeroine Momoko. She's a devil {{Yandere}} and her rival in love. In one scene she transforms between human and devil forms by shouting her true name, similar to Momoko. [[spoiler: Then she has a HeelFaceTurn.]]

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* ''Manga/{{Pretear}}'''s anime version of [[spoiler: Takako]]/Fenrir [[spoiler:Takako]]/Fenrir is a rare BigBad version. [[spoiler: She [[spoiler:She broke down and had a FaceHeelTurn after having her feelings for Hayate rejected, which did NOT mix well with her deep insecurities. Like most Dark Magical Girls, she is ultimately redeemed and the last shot we see of her is her HappilyEverAfter with Sasame, her SecondLove.]]
** In the anime, [[spoiler: Himeno's [[spoiler:Himeno's stepsister Mawata]] briefly plays the role after [[spoiler: she's [[spoiler:she's cruelly rejected by a {{Face Heel Turn}}ed Sasame [[LoveTriangle in favor of Takako]] ''and'' is overwhelmed [[LonelyRichKid by her loneliness.]] Takako then steals Mawata's soul via a KissOfDeath and locks her in a magical tree, where the poor girl is [[BarrierMaiden pretty much turned into its core]]; Himeno has to make a MASSIVE effort to get Mawata back, and ''then'' she goes off to face and redeem Takako.]]
* Hiromi "Potamus" Kawanami from the ''Manga/WeddingPeach'' anime makes a nice contrast to TheHeroine Momoko. She's a devil {{Yandere}} and her rival in love. In one scene she transforms between human and devil forms by shouting her true name, similar to Momoko. [[spoiler: Then [[spoiler:Then she has a HeelFaceTurn.]]



* Rui Ninomiya from ''Anime/GatchamanCrowds''. He's a highly-intelligent youth who finds the current world boring, and seeks to update and advance it at any cost. He created President X and the "GALAX" network in hopes of solving the world's problems, but is unable to solve ''his'' own and is basically a [[WholesomeCrossdresser cross-dressing]] LonelyRichKid who badly desires company [[spoiler: and finds himself at the receiving end of quite the BreaktheCutie process which includes losing the GALAX Network at the hands of BigBad Berk Katze, who ''really'' wants Rui to pull a FaceHeelTurn...]]

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* Rui Ninomiya from ''Anime/GatchamanCrowds''. He's a highly-intelligent youth who finds the current world boring, and seeks to update and advance it at any cost. He created President X and the "GALAX" network in hopes of solving the world's problems, but is unable to solve ''his'' own and is basically a [[WholesomeCrossdresser cross-dressing]] LonelyRichKid who badly desires company [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and finds himself at the receiving end of quite the BreaktheCutie process which includes losing the GALAX Network at the hands of BigBad Berk Katze, who ''really'' wants Rui to pull a FaceHeelTurn...]]



** In the first season, [[spoiler: Azalie Caith Sith is the rare BigBad version. She once was a ChildProdigy in magic but her affections for her SexyMentor Childman were, at some point, rejected since he didn't want her feelings to hinder her search for knowledge. To ease her grief she turned to her studies and became the most powerful and ambitious sorceress in the [[WizardingSchool Tower of Fangs]]... and then she turned herself into the EldritchAbomination Bloody August via an experiment, leading to her adoptive younger brother Krylancelo/Orphen's quest to save her. But even in her monstrous form, she keeps her [[BrokenBird deeply wounded]] human feelings, torn between her love for Childman and her desire for revenge against the Tower for trying to kill her rather than redeem her.]]
** The second season has Esperanza, a beautiful spellcaster with [[EvilRedhead blazing red hair]], the sad stare of a caged bird (according to Cleao), and a mysterious attitude, who follows Orphen around and messes with his plans. [[spoiler: She and her father have taken a DealWithTheDevil to save Esperanza's sister, and as a result she's been emotionally shattered.]]
* In ''Anime/CorrectorYui'', Ai Shinozaki aka Corrector Ai takes the role of corrector, firstly and mostly for her own goals, and not because she wants to save [=ComNet=] as Yui or the other Software Programs. Said goal? [[spoiler: She wants to help her comatose mom Azusa, a talented programmer whose conscience has been lost online for so long, that from one moment or another, she could be declared clinically dead if she never regains it.]] So thanks to the hardships she's lived, she is aloof and quiet and prefers to work alone, and it takes Yui a ''lot'' to reach for her...

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** In the first season, [[spoiler: Azalie [[spoiler:Azalie Caith Sith is the rare BigBad version. She once was a ChildProdigy in magic but her affections for her SexyMentor Childman were, at some point, rejected since he didn't want her feelings to hinder her search for knowledge. To ease her grief she turned to her studies and became the most powerful and ambitious sorceress in the [[WizardingSchool Tower of Fangs]]... and then she turned herself into the EldritchAbomination Bloody August via an experiment, leading to her adoptive younger brother Krylancelo/Orphen's quest to save her. But even in her monstrous form, she keeps her [[BrokenBird deeply wounded]] human feelings, torn between her love for Childman and her desire for revenge against the Tower for trying to kill her rather than redeem her.]]
** The second season has Esperanza, a beautiful spellcaster with [[EvilRedhead blazing red hair]], the sad stare of a caged bird (according to Cleao), and a mysterious attitude, who follows Orphen around and messes with his plans. [[spoiler: She [[spoiler:She and her father have taken a DealWithTheDevil to save Esperanza's sister, and as a result she's been emotionally shattered.]]
* In ''Anime/CorrectorYui'', Ai Shinozaki aka Corrector Ai takes the role of corrector, firstly and mostly for her own goals, and not because she wants to save [=ComNet=] as Yui or the other Software Programs. Said goal? [[spoiler: She [[spoiler:She wants to help her comatose mom Azusa, a talented programmer whose conscience has been lost online for so long, that from one moment or another, she could be declared clinically dead if she never regains it.]] So thanks to the hardships she's lived, she is aloof and quiet and prefers to work alone, and it takes Yui a ''lot'' to reach for her...



* [[DefiedTrope Defying]] this trope is the premise for ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' fic ''FanFic/GameTheoryFanFic''. The fic's version of Precia still has the same goals as in canon, but [[PragmaticVillainy pragmatically treats Fate better]]; the result is that Fate still has plenty of [=DMG=] tropes, but is also completely loyal to her mother. The trope is then inverted when [[spoiler: ''Nanoha'' is convinced to join Fate and Precia's side - and it's Nanoha who [[BreakTheCutie suffers the most in the fic]].]]
* ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6533816/1/Forgive-Us-Our-Trespasses Forgive Us Our Trespasses]]'', a ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' fanfic, has [[SailorEarth Vengeance]] as a pretty good example. She ''never'' liked being [[OurHomunculiAreDifferent a homunculus]], [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity the effects of which take a toll on her psyche]], and it's implied she both hates and seeks the approval of [[{{Jerkass}} Envy]] (who ''isn't'' a DracoInLeatherPants here). Deep down, she would ''like'' to make a HeelFaceTurn, but [[spoiler: from where the fic leaves off she's already tried this...[[FromBadToWorse and it fails spectacularly]].]]

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* [[DefiedTrope Defying]] this trope is the premise for ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' fic ''FanFic/GameTheoryFanFic''. The fic's version of Precia still has the same goals as in canon, but [[PragmaticVillainy pragmatically treats Fate better]]; the result is that Fate still has plenty of [=DMG=] tropes, but is also completely loyal to her mother. The trope is then inverted when [[spoiler: ''Nanoha'' [[spoiler:''Nanoha'' is convinced to join Fate and Precia's side - and it's Nanoha who [[BreakTheCutie suffers the most in the fic]].]]
* ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6533816/1/Forgive-Us-Our-Trespasses Forgive Us Our Trespasses]]'', a ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' fanfic, has [[SailorEarth Vengeance]] as a pretty good example. She ''never'' liked being [[OurHomunculiAreDifferent a homunculus]], [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity the effects of which take a toll on her psyche]], and it's implied she both hates and seeks the approval of [[{{Jerkass}} Envy]] (who ''isn't'' a DracoInLeatherPants here). Deep down, she would ''like'' to make a HeelFaceTurn, but [[spoiler: from [[spoiler:from where the fic leaves off she's already tried this...[[FromBadToWorse and it fails spectacularly]].]]



* [[AnIcePerson Queen Elsa]] from ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', whose powers caused her parents to isolate her from the world... including her little sister, Anna. Even more obvious if you interpret her as a {{Foil}} for Anna, whose CuteClumsyGirl and HotBlooded traits can be compared to a typical MagicalGirl heroine, especially when it turns out that [[spoiler: ThePowerOfLove--- in this case, sisterly love--- is what causes Elsa to finally break out of her shell.]]

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* [[AnIcePerson Queen Elsa]] from ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', whose powers caused her parents to isolate her from the world... including her little sister, Anna. Even more obvious if you interpret her as a {{Foil}} for Anna, whose CuteClumsyGirl and HotBlooded traits can be compared to a typical MagicalGirl heroine, especially when it turns out that [[spoiler: ThePowerOfLove--- [[spoiler:ThePowerOfLove--- in this case, sisterly love--- is what causes Elsa to finally break out of her shell.]]



* Regina from Series/OnceUponATime can be read like this - although she's not a "young girl" anymore. She's definitely suffered from an abusive mother and ineffectual [[spoiler: and later dead (by her own hand)]] father. And with what she sees as [[spoiler: Snow's betrayal]], she lost both this blossoming friendship and her OneTrueLove. Many of her major interactions after that - at least those not focused on revenge - can be read as her clinging too tightly to everyone who could prevent her from being alone. It even looks like she might eventually be redeemed by befriending TheChosenOne.

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* Regina from Series/OnceUponATime can be read like this - although she's not a "young girl" anymore. She's definitely suffered from an abusive mother and ineffectual [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and later dead (by her own hand)]] father. And with what she sees as [[spoiler: Snow's [[spoiler:Snow's betrayal]], she lost both this blossoming friendship and her OneTrueLove. Many of her major interactions after that - at least those not focused on revenge - can be read as her clinging too tightly to everyone who could prevent her from being alone. It even looks like she might eventually be redeemed by befriending TheChosenOne.



* [[spoiler:Jacqli]] in ''VideoGame/ArTonelico2''. [[spoiler: She begins as a not-quite-antagonist who eventually joins the main party after a number of battles. She's cynical in contrast to the heroine duo's idealism and wears wears dark clothing to contrast their bright colors.]]

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* [[spoiler:Jacqli]] in ''VideoGame/ArTonelico2''. [[spoiler: She [[spoiler:She begins as a not-quite-antagonist who eventually joins the main party after a number of battles. She's cynical in contrast to the heroine duo's idealism and wears wears dark clothing to contrast their bright colors.]]



* Bloody Marie of ''VideoGame/SkullGirls'' who is not evil herself but was changed into the titular monster because she used the Skullheart to [[spoiler: wish vengeance upon the Medici mafia]]. Peacock, despite her extremely twisted nature, is the good magical girl counterpart.

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* Bloody Marie of ''VideoGame/SkullGirls'' who is not evil herself but was changed into the titular monster because she used the Skullheart to [[spoiler: wish [[spoiler:wish vengeance upon the Medici mafia]]. Peacock, despite her extremely twisted nature, is the good magical girl counterpart.



** Prince Lyon from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones'' is a RareMaleExample, as well a rare [[spoiler: TheManBehindTheMan example, instead of TheDragon]]. He is the most powerful BlackMage in the universe of Magvel, but he still thinks he is very lacking as a crown prince of his country. He has all three of the driving forces of a DMG, first being [[WellDoneSonGuy his desire for approval]], although in his case he is not only seeking it from his own father but also the twins (so much that he [[spoiler: intentionally let the Demon King [[DemonicPossession possess his body]] to gain more power as well attempting to [[{{Necromantic}} revive his father from his death]]]]), second being [[HatesBeingAlone his desire to be not alone]] (the reason why he cherished the twins so much is because they are the ones who freed him from loneliness), and lastly, his [[GreenEyedMonster jealousy towards Ephraim, for having confidence as well talent in physical combat]].

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** Prince Lyon from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones'' is a RareMaleExample, as well a rare [[spoiler: TheManBehindTheMan [[spoiler:TheManBehindTheMan example, instead of TheDragon]]. He is the most powerful BlackMage in the universe of Magvel, but he still thinks he is very lacking as a crown prince of his country. He has all three of the driving forces of a DMG, first being [[WellDoneSonGuy his desire for approval]], although in his case he is not only seeking it from his own father but also the twins (so much that he [[spoiler: intentionally [[spoiler:intentionally let the Demon King [[DemonicPossession possess his body]] to gain more power as well attempting to [[{{Necromantic}} revive his father from his death]]]]), second being [[HatesBeingAlone his desire to be not alone]] (the reason why he cherished the twins so much is because they are the ones who freed him from loneliness), and lastly, his [[GreenEyedMonster jealousy towards Ephraim, for having confidence as well talent in physical combat]].



** [[{{expy}} Similarities]] with ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening's'' Tharja aside, Rhajat from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' turns out to be a rather creepy girl with an extreme case of NoSocialSkills and rather disturbing habits and powers - but who deep down [[IJustWantToBeLoved desperately yearns for love and affection]], specially from the Avatar. Her talks with her parents drive the point further: Her father Hayato realises that she's lying when she denies being NotGoodWithPeople, and when she speaks to her mother, [[spoiler: she focuses on trying to FindTheCure for an illness outbreak ''despite'' being mistakenly believed to have caused said illness with her magic]]. Plus, when confronted by Hayato on how she doesn't ''actually'' want to be alone, Rhajat [[CryCute starts sobbing]].

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** [[{{expy}} Similarities]] with ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening's'' Tharja aside, Rhajat from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' turns out to be a rather creepy girl with an extreme case of NoSocialSkills and rather disturbing habits and powers - but who deep down [[IJustWantToBeLoved desperately yearns for love and affection]], specially from the Avatar. Her talks with her parents drive the point further: Her father Hayato realises that she's lying when she denies being NotGoodWithPeople, and when she speaks to her mother, [[spoiler: she [[spoiler:she focuses on trying to FindTheCure for an illness outbreak ''despite'' being mistakenly believed to have caused said illness with her magic]]. Plus, when confronted by Hayato on how she doesn't ''actually'' want to be alone, Rhajat [[CryCute starts sobbing]].



** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'' has a rare BigBad example in Princess Veronica from the Emblian Empire. She's [[LittleMissBadass young]], [[BlackMage a talented magic user]], opposes the Order of Heroes and the Kingdom of Askr, was deeply marked by a pareent's legacy (her dad, in her case), is explicitely said to be [[SourOutsideSadInside a deeply sad girl under her cold facade]], and [[spoiler: explicitly says she envies Askr's prosperity and joy, something that her kingdom Embla doesn't have. ]]
** In the case of ''Heroes'', there's yet another RareMaleExample: [[spoiler: the infamous "Mysterious Man" aka Zachariah aka Prince Bruno of Emblia, Veronica's older brother]]. His DarkAndTroubledPast ([[spoiler: where he was abused and exiled over rumors about his mother, then as Zacharias befriended Alfonse and Sharena but had to leave them over his BrainwashedAndCrazy curse, ''then'' became his little sister's protector of sorts]]), his [[AntiVillain current role]] in the present story [[spoiler: and his desire to die and be free of the curse]] '''definitely''' make him this.

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** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'' has a rare BigBad example in Princess Veronica from the Emblian Empire. She's [[LittleMissBadass young]], [[BlackMage a talented magic user]], opposes the Order of Heroes and the Kingdom of Askr, was deeply marked by a pareent's legacy (her dad, in her case), is explicitely said to be [[SourOutsideSadInside a deeply sad girl under her cold facade]], and [[spoiler: explicitly [[spoiler:explicitly says she envies Askr's prosperity and joy, something that her kingdom Embla doesn't have. ]]
** In the case of ''Heroes'', there's yet another RareMaleExample: [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the infamous "Mysterious Man" aka Zachariah aka Prince Bruno of Emblia, Veronica's older brother]]. His DarkAndTroubledPast ([[spoiler: where ([[spoiler:where he was abused and exiled over rumors about his mother, then as Zacharias befriended Alfonse and Sharena but had to leave them over his BrainwashedAndCrazy curse, ''then'' became his little sister's protector of sorts]]), his [[AntiVillain current role]] in the present story [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and his desire to die and be free of the curse]] '''definitely''' make him this.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'' features an interesting variation. The Dark Magical Girl Elyon Brown, alias Princess Elyon from Meridian, fights the heroines because she hates them personally due to a misunderstanding aided by some manipulation -- but aside from that, she's a [[NaiveEverygirl very sweet and naive person]], so much so that the heroines have to pull punches against her...especially one of them, Cornelia Hale, who is Elyon's long-time friend. [[spoiler: Good thing the misunderstandings are more or less cleared and they became friends again.]]
* Charmcaster from ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'', the antithesis to MagicalGirl Gwen. In the third series, ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'', it turns out that [[spoiler: her whole motive for being evil is to gain enough power to free her home dimension from a tyrannical being that killed her parents and left her lonely and bitter. She ends up developing a typical Magical Girl-Dark Magical Girl bond with Gwen as well, and even when she relapses later, Gwen is still insistent on helping her toward goodness.]] [[WhatCouldHaveBeen At one point, Gwen could have had an anime spin-off]], in which Charmcaster would have finally gone full-circle with this trope.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'' features an interesting variation. The Dark Magical Girl Elyon Brown, alias Princess Elyon from Meridian, fights the heroines because she hates them personally due to a misunderstanding aided by some manipulation -- but aside from that, she's a [[NaiveEverygirl very sweet and naive person]], so much so that the heroines have to pull punches against her...especially one of them, Cornelia Hale, who is Elyon's long-time friend. [[spoiler: Good [[spoiler:Good thing the misunderstandings are more or less cleared and they became friends again.]]
* Charmcaster from ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'', the antithesis to MagicalGirl Gwen. In the third series, ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'', it turns out that [[spoiler: her [[spoiler:her whole motive for being evil is to gain enough power to free her home dimension from a tyrannical being that killed her parents and left her lonely and bitter. She ends up developing a typical Magical Girl-Dark Magical Girl bond with Gwen as well, and even when she relapses later, Gwen is still insistent on helping her toward goodness.]] [[WhatCouldHaveBeen At one point, Gwen could have had an anime spin-off]], in which Charmcaster would have finally gone full-circle with this trope.



** [[spoiler: Starlight Glimmer]] is so deliberate she personifies this better than anyone else in the show. A very talented and powerful unicorn who at a young age, lost her only friend because he got his cutie mark and was sent to Canterlot, and left her behind. This left her so scarred, she ''[[TheCynic never made a friend again]]'' out of fear of losing them for the same reason. [[StartOfDarkness Instead she warped]] into a fanatical dictator who hated Cutie Marks, and started a cult that forced others to give up their cutie marks to conform. In her appearances, she has shown to be extremely petty, [[TheResenter resentful]], and [[GreenEyedMonster jealous]] towards Twilight and her friends, Twilight most especially for her amazing success, to the point where she can't even understand how the Mane Six could be so important to Equestria. She has also proven to be a crafty, powerful adversary, rivaling ''Princess'' Twilight Sparkle in power and proficiency. To finish it off, she also has a [[NoSocialSkills severe lack of social skills]], and in the end is [[TearsOfRemorse very remorseful]] for her actions. [[spoiler: Which is why Twilight makes her a student in Friendship, and [[SixthRanger welcomes her]] into the Mane Six]].

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** [[spoiler: Starlight [[spoiler:Starlight Glimmer]] is so deliberate she personifies this better than anyone else in the show. A very talented and powerful unicorn who at a young age, lost her only friend because he got his cutie mark and was sent to Canterlot, and left her behind. This left her so scarred, she ''[[TheCynic never made a friend again]]'' out of fear of losing them for the same reason. [[StartOfDarkness Instead she warped]] into a fanatical dictator who hated Cutie Marks, and started a cult that forced others to give up their cutie marks to conform. In her appearances, she has shown to be extremely petty, [[TheResenter resentful]], and [[GreenEyedMonster jealous]] towards Twilight and her friends, Twilight most especially for her amazing success, to the point where she can't even understand how the Mane Six could be so important to Equestria. She has also proven to be a crafty, powerful adversary, rivaling ''Princess'' Twilight Sparkle in power and proficiency. To finish it off, she also has a [[NoSocialSkills severe lack of social skills]], and in the end is [[TearsOfRemorse very remorseful]] for her actions. [[spoiler: Which [[spoiler:Which is why Twilight makes her a student in Friendship, and [[SixthRanger welcomes her]] into the Mane Six]].



* Zuko from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' could definitely be read as a male version of this: AbusiveParents? Check. DarkAndTroubledPast? Check. Narrative parallels between him and TheHero? Check. And finally, [[spoiler: a HeelFaceTurn, resulting in him becoming a member of the hero's TrueCompanions]]? Check.

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* Zuko from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' could definitely be read as a male version of this: AbusiveParents? Check. DarkAndTroubledPast? Check. Narrative parallels between him and TheHero? Check. And finally, [[spoiler: a [[spoiler:a HeelFaceTurn, resulting in him becoming a member of the hero's TrueCompanions]]? Check.
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* ''Webcomic/M9Girls'': Vero becomes this, motivated by her need to belong with the other M9 Girls.

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** Chibiusa achieved Dark Magical Girl status temporarily in "Anime/SailorMoon R", as she is brainwashed by Wiseman, who [[MindRape corrupts her with dark magic and cruel words]], making her believe that she is responsible for her grim future and that no one loves her. As a result, she becomes Black Lady, an older version of herself, with longer hair and a very revealing outfit, and becomes a servant of Wiseman [[BrokenBird due to her bitterness and pain]] upon the DarkAndTroubledPast [[FakeMemories that she genuinely believes she had.]] In the [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]], she even brainwashes and [[ParentalIncest seduces her father]], though. in the anime, she actively hates both parents [[SelfMadeOrphan and tries to kill them]] in {{revenge}} (Usagi ''does'' have a vision of Black Lady and Tuxedo Kamen kissing, but [[spoiler: it's a part of Wiseman's attempted brainwashing of her. Which doesn't work, by the way.]]) She returns to her younger and happier original self after a while, however: [[spoiler: either by witnessing Pluto's HeroicSacrifice (manga) or [[IKnowYouAreInThereSomewhereFight after a pep talk]] from her parents (anime).]]
** The manga version of Sailor Galaxia is what happens when a Dark Magical Girl grows up and comes into full power before meeting her good counterpart. As you can guess, [[StrawNihilist her mental state]] [[OmnicidalManiac is not pretty]].

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** Chibiusa achieved Dark Magical Girl status temporarily in "Anime/SailorMoon R", as she is brainwashed by Wiseman, who [[MindRape corrupts her with dark magic and cruel words]], making her believe that she is responsible for her grim future and that no one loves her. As a result, she becomes Black Lady, an older version of herself, with longer hair and a very revealing outfit, and becomes a servant of Wiseman [[BrokenBird due to her bitterness and pain]] upon the DarkAndTroubledPast [[FakeMemories that she genuinely believes she had.]] In the [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]], manga]] and in Anime/SailorMoonCrystal, she even brainwashes and [[ParentalIncest seduces her father]], though. in the anime, she actively hates both parents [[SelfMadeOrphan and tries to kill them]] in {{revenge}} (Usagi ''does'' have a vision of Black Lady and Tuxedo Kamen kissing, but [[spoiler: it's a part of Wiseman's attempted brainwashing of her. Which doesn't work, by the way.]]) She returns to her younger and happier original self after a while, however: [[spoiler: either by witnessing Pluto's HeroicSacrifice (manga) (manga and ''Crystal'') or [[IKnowYouAreInThereSomewhereFight after a pep talk]] from her parents (anime).(first anime).]]
** The manga version of Sailor Galaxia is what happens when a Dark Magical Girl grows up and comes into full power before meeting her good counterpart. As you one can guess, [[StrawNihilist her mental state]] [[OmnicidalManiac is not pretty]].



%%* Suigintou of ''Manga/RozenMaiden'' is developed into this role in the sequels.

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%%* * Suigintou of ''Manga/RozenMaiden'' is developed into this role in role. Originally a botyh very ruthless and deeply wounded antagonist, when the sequels.IllGirl Megu Kakizaki becomes her medium, her attitude and motivations begin to shift; she begins to feel a strong affection for someone other than her Father...
8th Oct '17 1:35:36 AM Kuruni
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* Princess Luna ([[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic no relation]]) from ''Anime/PeterPanNoBouken'' is this, since she was raised by her evil grandmother Queen Sinistra to become a Princess of Darkness despite her desire for friends. Which she gets when she meets Peter and the Lost Boys, and specially after [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship bonding with]] [[TeamMom Wendy]] [[HotBlooded Darling]]. [[spoiler: Who is also the one who brings her back from her FaceHeelTurn, even if she almost dies while trying.]]

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* Princess Luna ([[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic no relation]]) from ''Anime/PeterPanNoBouken'' is this, since she was raised by her evil grandmother Queen Sinistra to become a Princess of Darkness despite her desire for friends. Which she gets when she meets Peter and the Lost Boys, and specially after [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship bonding with]] [[TeamMom Wendy]] [[HotBlooded Darling]]. [[spoiler: Who is also the one who brings her back from her FaceHeelTurn, even if she almost dies while trying.]]
8th Oct '17 1:23:22 AM MorphinBrony
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* Princess Luna from ''Anime/PeterPanNoBouken'' is this, since she was raised by her evil grandmother Queen Sinistra to become a Princess of Darkness despite her desire for friends. Which she gets when she meets Peter and the Lost Boys, and specially after [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship bonding with]] [[TeamMom Wendy]] [[HotBlooded Darling]]. [[spoiler: Who is also the one who brings her back from her FaceHeelTurn, even if she almost dies while trying.]]

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* Princess Luna ([[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic no relation]]) from ''Anime/PeterPanNoBouken'' is this, since she was raised by her evil grandmother Queen Sinistra to become a Princess of Darkness despite her desire for friends. Which she gets when she meets Peter and the Lost Boys, and specially after [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship bonding with]] [[TeamMom Wendy]] [[HotBlooded Darling]]. [[spoiler: Who is also the one who brings her back from her FaceHeelTurn, even if she almost dies while trying.]]
17th Sep '17 8:21:52 PM GlitteringFlowers
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** In the case of ''Heroes'', there's yet another RareMaleExample: [[spoiler: the infamous "Mysterious Man" aka Zachariah aka Prince Bruno of Emblia, Veronica's older brother]]. His DarkAndTroubledPast ([[spoiler: where he was abused and exiled over rumors about his mother, then as Zacharias befriended Alfonse and Sharena but had to leave them over his BrainwashedAndCrazy curse, ''then'' became his little sister's protector of sorts]]), his [[AntiVillin current role]] in the present story [[spoiler: and his desire to die and be free of the curse]] '''definitely''' make him this.

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** In the case of ''Heroes'', there's yet another RareMaleExample: [[spoiler: the infamous "Mysterious Man" aka Zachariah aka Prince Bruno of Emblia, Veronica's older brother]]. His DarkAndTroubledPast ([[spoiler: where he was abused and exiled over rumors about his mother, then as Zacharias befriended Alfonse and Sharena but had to leave them over his BrainwashedAndCrazy curse, ''then'' became his little sister's protector of sorts]]), his [[AntiVillin [[AntiVillain current role]] in the present story [[spoiler: and his desire to die and be free of the curse]] '''definitely''' make him this.
17th Sep '17 8:21:21 PM GlitteringFlowers
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** In the case of ''Heroes'', there's yet another RareMaleExample: [[spoiler: the infamous "Mysterious Man" aka Zachariah aka Prince Bruno of Emblia, Veronica's older brother]]. His DarkAndTroubledPast ([[spoiler: where he was abused and exiled over rumors about his mother, then as Zacharias befriended Alfonse and Sharena but had to leave them over his BrainwashedAndCrazy curse, ''then'' became his little sister's protector of sorts]]), his [[AntiVillin current role]] in the present story [[spoiler: and his desire to die and be free of the curse]] '''definitely''' make him this.
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