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13th Sep '16 7:58:45 AM MeekPartridge
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* [[spoiler:Captain Lovelace]] from ''Podcast/Wolf359'' spends most of Season 2 in this role. Despite being an obvious threat, her motivations are sympathetic, and the clashes between her and the rest of the crew often end with it unclear who's actually in the right.

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* [[spoiler:Captain Lovelace]] from ''Podcast/Wolf359'' spends most a lot of Season 2 time in this role. Despite being an obvious threat, her motivations are sympathetic, and the clashes between her and the rest of the crew often end with it unclear who's actually in the right.
27th Aug '16 8:21:40 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In ''VideoGame/Halo2'', your first two missions as the Arbiter involve wiping a group of Covenant "heretics". As it turns out, said heretics were actually trying to save all life in the galaxy by revealing the truth about what the Halos [[ApocalypseHow actually do]].
23rd Aug '16 1:15:38 PM intastiel
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* Tyr of ''Webcomic/{{Darken}}'' is the Captain of the Guard in a holy city, opposing [[spoiler:his EvilTwin]] Gort, a VillainProtagonist and champion of {{Hell}}. Too bad Evil has way more fun.
15th Aug '16 10:24:35 AM Technature
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* An indirect example in ''VideoGame/Pikmin3'' has previous protagonist Captain Olimar find the cosmic key drive, a necessary item if the crew is to get off the planet. Most of the the game focuses on finding him. [[spoiler:A more direct example would be Louie, if he did anything more heroic than steal the crews food supply.]]
12th Aug '16 5:30:16 PM MeekPartridge
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* [[spoiler:Captain Lovelace]] from ''Podcast/Wolf359'' spends most of Season 2 in this role. Despite being an obvious threat, her motivations are sympathetic, and the clashes between her and the rest of the crew often end with it unclear who's actually in the right.
7th Aug '16 4:28:43 PM StarTreker
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* Dr. Sam Loomis to Michael Myers from ''Franchise/{{Halloween}}''. The former is the more-or-less good guy who tries to stop the latter from murdering people.
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).
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