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26th Jul '16 7:54:07 PM PaulA
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* Ged, the protagonist from ''Literature/AWizardOfEarthsea'', serves as the Hero Antagonist to Tenar in the follow up book, ''The Tombs of Atuan''. Tenar spends the entire book as a priestess to a cabal of [[PowersThatBe evil spirits posing as gods]], and when Ged clues her into that fact, she [[HeelFaceTurn Heel Face Turns]] and sides with him -- much to the chagrin of her old bosses.

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* Ged, the protagonist from ''Literature/AWizardOfEarthsea'', serves as the Hero Antagonist to Tenar in the follow up book, ''The Tombs of Atuan''.''Literature/TheTombsOfAtuan''. Tenar spends the entire book as a priestess to a cabal of [[PowersThatBe evil spirits posing as gods]], and when Ged clues her into that fact, she [[HeelFaceTurn Heel Face Turns]] and sides with him -- much to the chagrin of her old bosses.
19th Jul '16 3:29:30 PM ZuTheSkunk
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A Hero Antagonist is a character who is an antagonist (that is, they oppose TheProtagonist), yet is still technically a hero. They oppose the main character and may not even have SympatheticPOV, but their objectives are things like saving the world, foiling {{evil plan}}s, helping the helpess, and otherwise working ForGreatJustice. A tweaking of the narrative could easily make them a sympathetic protagonist, and thus, a proper example of TheHero.

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A Hero Antagonist is a character who is an antagonist (that is, they oppose TheProtagonist), yet is still technically a hero. They oppose the main character and may not even have SympatheticPOV, but their objectives are things like saving the world, foiling {{evil plan}}s, helping the helpess, helpless, and otherwise working ForGreatJustice. A tweaking of the narrative could easily make them a sympathetic protagonist, and thus, a proper example of TheHero.
12th Jul '16 1:02:21 PM infernape612
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Usually, this character's main concern is that TheProtagonist, either intentionally or not, may bring up a scenario that would spell doom for the world or, depending on the scale of the narrative, a single person. How they come to this conclusion varies. They may be misinformed as to the [[WronglyAccused nature of their enemy]]. They could be completely correct in their assertions because the main character is a VillainProtagonist. In any of these events, the Hero Antagonist is able to keep their good [[CharacterAlignment alignment]] while still being the narrative's opposition.If the opposition is strictly in a game or a sporting event they even be a good case of OpposingSportsTeam.

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Usually, this character's main concern is that TheProtagonist, either intentionally or not, may bring up a scenario that would spell doom for the world or, depending on the scale of the narrative, a single person. How they come to this conclusion varies. They may be misinformed as to the [[WronglyAccused nature of their enemy]]. They could be completely correct in their assertions because the main character is a VillainProtagonist. In any of these events, the Hero Antagonist is able to keep their good [[CharacterAlignment alignment]] while still being the narrative's opposition. If the opposition is strictly in a game or a sporting event they even be a good case of OpposingSportsTeam.


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* In ''Film/AntMan'', Sam Wilson/The Falcon, a notable superhero in previous ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'' films, gets into a fight with Ant-Man when the latter breaks into Avengers HQ to steal a piece of technology to stop the BigBad Darren Cross.
10th Jul '16 5:43:22 AM Snicka
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** Kerchak from ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'' is the stern leader of the gorilla tribe who disapproves of Tarzan and forbids him to interact with humans. However, he is only concerned about his family's safety and he is right about some of the humans being dangerous (i.e. Clayton, the true villain of the film).
3rd Jul '16 1:45:57 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Literature/DragonQueen'', the old man is an TheObiWan archetype trying to force the protagonist to take TheCall. His ham-fisted attempts at getting her to come with him on a quest make him an antagonist.

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* In ''Literature/DragonQueen'', the old man is an TheObiWan a TheMentor archetype trying to force the protagonist to take TheCall. His ham-fisted attempts at getting her to come with him on a quest make him an antagonist.
25th Jun '16 11:44:18 AM nombretomado
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* ''BattleForWesnoth'' features campaigns like ''Descent to Darkness'' where many antagonists are heroes trying to defeat the necromancers.

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* ''BattleForWesnoth'' ''VideoGame/BattleForWesnoth'' features campaigns like ''Descent to Darkness'' where many antagonists are heroes trying to defeat the necromancers.
20th Jun '16 10:57:48 AM Perseus
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* Meta Knight from the ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' series, who usually only fights the pink puffball to stop him from [[NiceJobBreakingItHero inadvertently unleashing the sealed evil of the week]]. Also, King Dedede in ''VideoGame/KirbysAdventure'', whose bid ''to'' seal the evil of the week by removing the Star Rod from the Fountain of Dreams was misinterpreted as villainous by Kirby.

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Meta Knight from the ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' series, Knight, who usually only fights the pink puffball to stop him from [[NiceJobBreakingItHero inadvertently unleashing the sealed evil of the week]]. Also, week]].
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King Dedede in ''VideoGame/KirbysAdventure'', whose bid ''to'' seal the evil of the week by removing the Star Rod from the Fountain of Dreams was misinterpreted as villainous by Kirby.Kirby.
** Landia in ''VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand'' initially seems like nothing but a destructive beast, but [[spoiler:it is actually the guardian of the Master Crown, an ArtifactOfDoom that possesses infinite power, and the heroes are being manipulated by [[TreacherousAdvisor Magolor]] into defeating it so he can claim the crown for himself.]]
11th Jun '16 8:55:02 PM Thunderchin
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* In what is possibly the most controversial application of this trope, ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty: VideoGame/ModernWarfare 2'' has your player character, a [[spoiler:US Army Ranger in disguise as a Russian terrorist]], shooting at Russian Federal Security Bureau agents towards the end of the level No Russian. It's hard to blame them for shooting at you, given that ''they're trying to [[spoiler:stop you and your terrorist cell from killing anymore civilians]].''
6th Jun '16 5:25:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Queen Fay and the Elves of the Everlight Sanctuary in ''OverlordII'', even though the Elves are, for the most part, whiny hippies concerned mostly with protecting [[WhatMeasureIsANonCute cute and furry creatures.]] Eventually, [[spoiler:while sacrificing her energy to help the Overlord defeat TheEmpire, she is corrupted by his magic and becomes a FallenHero who decides that EvilFeelsGood.]]

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* The Queen Fay and the Elves of the Everlight Sanctuary in ''OverlordII'', ''VideoGame/OverlordII'', even though the Elves are, for the most part, whiny hippies concerned mostly with protecting [[WhatMeasureIsANonCute cute and furry creatures.]] Eventually, [[spoiler:while sacrificing her energy to help the Overlord defeat TheEmpire, she is corrupted by his magic and becomes a FallenHero who decides that EvilFeelsGood.]]
4th Jun '16 8:22:05 AM SallyGeeWhiz
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* Kevin Kolton in ''Webcomic/{{Evil Plan}}'' is trying to be a good little fledgling boy scout superhero. Too bad the supervillain is our VillainProtagonist.
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