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20th May '17 4:01:42 PM Cobalt58
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* Both Colonel Zarpedon and the Lost Legion[[spoiler: (later including Moxxi and the original Vault Hunters)]] from VideoGame/BorderlandsThePreSequel can be considered these when as they try to destroy Elpis and kill the Generation 1.5 Vault Hunters and Jack, why? [[spoiler: They're actually trying to prevent the events in VideoGame/Borderlands2 from happening by preventing Jack from discovering the secret of the Vault on/that is Elpis and rising to power in Hyperion, [[NiceJobBreakingItHerod they only end up]] [[SelfFulfillingProphecy causing the events of Borderlands 2]] by [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds breaking and betraying the perfectly heroic Jack]] and provoking him into purging Pandora of what he now deems the Bandits]]. Most of the characters listed here are perfectly sympathetic characters [[spoiler: if not [[HeroOfAnotherStory Heroes of other stories]]]].

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* Both Colonel Zarpedon and the Lost Legion[[spoiler: (later including Moxxi and the original Vault Hunters)]] from VideoGame/BorderlandsThePreSequel can be considered these when as they try to destroy Elpis and kill the Generation 1.5 Vault Hunters and Jack, why? [[spoiler: They're actually trying to prevent the events in VideoGame/Borderlands2 from happening by preventing Jack from discovering the secret of the Vault on/that is Elpis and rising to power in Hyperion, [[NiceJobBreakingItHerod they only end up]] [[SelfFulfillingProphecy causing the events of Borderlands 2]] by [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds breaking and betraying the perfectly heroic Jack]] and provoking him into purging Pandora of what he now deems the Bandits]]. Most of the characters listed here are perfectly sympathetic characters [[spoiler: if not [[HeroOfAnotherStory Heroes of other stories]]]].
20th May '17 4:00:16 PM Cobalt58
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* Both Colonel Zarpedon and the Lost Legion[[spoiler: (later including Moxxi and the original Vault Hunters)]] from VideoGame/BorderlandsThePreSequel can be considered these when as they try to destroy Elpis and kill the Generation 1.5 Vault Hunters and Jack, why? [[spoiler: They're actually trying to prevent the events in VideoGame/Borderlands2 from happening by preventing Jack from discovering the secret of the Vault on/that is Elpis and rising to power in Hyperion, [[NiceJobBreakingItHerod they only end up]] [[SelfFulfillingProphecy causing the events of Borderlands 2]] by [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds breaking and betraying the perfectly heroic Jack]] and provoking him into purging Pandora of what he now deems the Bandits]]. Most of the characters listed here are perfectly sympathetic characters [[spoiler: if not [[HeroOfAnotherStory Heroes of other stories]]]].
** That said, the main characters in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel [[GreyAndGrayMorality can be considered this]], (at least) only by the fact that is Zarpedon is trying to blow up the entire moon of Elpis with thousands of InnocentBystanders living on it to stop the main cast. Most of the playable characters can be found on SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains at varying points, from being forcibly programmed to help Jack, to [[ItAmusedMe being bored while holidaying]].
20th May '17 11:07:05 AM CaptainTedium
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* ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeRenegades'' has Flint in this role, as he keeps trying to arrest Duke, Scarlett, Roadblock, and Tunnel Rat because they are fugitives who have been framed by Cobra.
12th May '17 9:23:10 PM KenMoreau
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* ''Creator/DanielKeysMoran'''s Tales of the Continuing Time has Mohammed Vance, a cyborg who works for (and eventually leads) the PeaceForcers, a military and police force by the uber-powerful successor to the United Nations. He totally opposes the main character Trent, is totally ruthless, was responsible for the decision the nuke several hundred people including Trent's family, as well as repeatedly trying to capture and/or kill Trent himself. But he is honorable and truly believes that what he does is making the world a better place. There is a great scene in "The Last Dancer" where he is addressing his military forces prior to a major invasion and telling them why what they are doing is right and why they must defeat their opponents, and it is interspersed with the leader of their opponents addressing her forces and telling them why what they are doing is right and why they must defeat the PeaceForcers. *AND THEY ARE BOTH CORRECT* in their arguments! Well done, Mr. Moran...
8th Apr '17 8:18:44 AM CaptainTedium
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* Sentinel Prime in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated''.

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* Sentinel Prime in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated''.''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' is a member of the Autobot Elite Guard, but he's also [[GoodIsNotNice very antagonistic]] to the show's main Autobots, so he's often at odds with them.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBrothersGrunt'', the titular brothers Frank, Tony, Sammy, Bean, and Ding frequently ran afoul of a detective trying to turn them in for the trouble they inadvertently cause on their quest to find their brother Perry.
30th Mar '17 6:33:37 PM Monsund
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** GUN, especially the Commander, until after the events of ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog''.

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** GUN, especially the Commander, until after the events Downplayed with G.U.N. in ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2''. Despite wanting to protect global stability, GUN is part of a GovernmentConspiracy, committed some serious crimes, and is willing to endanger citizens just to catch Sonic.
** Sonic is an antagonist in some routes in
of ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog''.



* A particularly crushing example in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening''. After [[spoiler:Emmeryn]]'s death, Chrom and the player character are eventually cornered by Gangrel's army. The commander makes it absolutely clear that he wants to avoid bloodshed, and even offers his personal protection if the protagonists surrender. You can imagine how that goes for them. Worse still, when [[spoiler:he eventually orders his forces to abandon the field, they remain fighting out of sheer loyalty]]. Upon his defeat, his final words are a request that you spare his men.
25th Mar '17 8:20:26 PM iowaforever
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%%* Macduff, from ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}''. Naturally, the title character is also the VillainProtagonist.

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%%* * Macduff, from ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}''. Naturally, ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'', being a loyal servant of the title character is crown compared to the VillainProtagonist Macbeth. Macbeth also the VillainProtagonist.had Macduff's family murdered, making Macduff's opposition much more personal.



* [[spoiler:The Insurrectionists/Charon Industries]] are this in the prequel segments of ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', in opposition to [[spoiler:the Freelancers]], who are {{Villain Protagonist}}s at that point. Though, [[spoiler:when we see the leader in Season 7, they've killed the excavation team at Sandtrap, and are trying to get their hands on Ancient Alien weaponry]], so they might not actually be the good guys, just a different group opposed to [[spoiler:Freelancer]].

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* [[spoiler:The Insurrectionists/Charon Industries]] are this in the prequel segments of ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', in opposition to [[spoiler:the Freelancers]], who are {{Villain Protagonist}}s at that point. Though, [[spoiler:when we see the leader in Season 7, they've killed the excavation team at Sandtrap, and are trying [[spoiler: Later revelations show that Charon is just as bad if not worse than Freelancer, CEO Malcolm Hargrove being a CorruptCorporateExecutive more than willing to exterminate an entire planetary population to get their his hands on Ancient Alien weaponry]], so they might not actually be alien tech (and had a hand in shutting down Project Freelancer for much the good guys, just a different group opposed to [[spoiler:Freelancer]].same purpose) while the surviving Freelancers have become firm heroes]].



** In some WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck cartoons, WesternAnimation/PorkyPig is an authority figure such as a police officer trying persuing Daffy for his antics. While the nature of some of his "crimes" can be rather disproportionate (in "Daffy Doodles" for example he becomes Public Enemy Number One for [[FelonyMisdemeanor painting mustaches on advertisement posters]]) Porky is clearly the higher moral ground.

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** In some WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck cartoons, WesternAnimation/PorkyPig is an authority figure such as a police officer trying persuing pursuing Daffy for his antics. While the nature of some of his "crimes" can be rather disproportionate (in "Daffy Doodles" for example he becomes Public Enemy Number One for [[FelonyMisdemeanor painting mustaches on advertisement posters]]) Porky is clearly the higher moral ground.
10th Mar '17 6:28:04 AM Vir
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* In the Cell Games FillerEpisode series for ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'', the heroes who challenge Cell are this to Cell's VillainProtagonist.

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* In the Cell Games FillerEpisode {{filler}} series for ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'', the heroes who challenge Cell are this to Cell's VillainProtagonist.
27th Feb '17 6:37:23 AM Blazer
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* In the Cell Games FillerEpisode series for ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'', the heroes who challenge Cell are this to Cell's VillainProtagonist.
14th Jan '17 8:55:11 PM Evighet
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* ''Film/ShatteredGlass'' depicts how Stephen Glass was found out to have fabricated several of his article in The New Republic, with Glass as the main character. Chuck Lane, the editor of the magazine, is the one who unravells the web of lies bit by bit over the course of the movie and he fits this trope to a T. Not only is he the antagonist to Glass, the other journalists at the magazine don't like Lane much either and they refuse to believe that what he's saying about Glass is true.
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