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27th May '16 2:38:17 AM Nintendoman01
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* ''WesternAnimation/DonkeyKongCountry'': In the episodes "Get a Life, Don't Save One!" and "Bluster the Benevolent," [[RichBitch Bluster Kong]] tries to legitimately help DK and his fellow apes, but his attempts are so are so destructive (not to mention annoying and overblown) that WeWantOurJerkBack ensues. In one episode, Bluster successfully steals the [[MacGuffin Crystal Coconut]] and loses it. He then proceeds to work against DK and Diddy to retrieve it because he wants to be the hero, but just hands it over when asked by Klump out of fear. When it comes down to it, Bluster's selfishness and cowardice overpower any good he's attempting to do.
23rd May '16 6:34:59 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In ''Webcomic/TheNonAdventuresOfWonderella'', the main character could be the poster girl for this; while she dies as much as any super-hero [[DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist (as in, rather often)]] the Devil is a little [[http://nonadventures.com/2015/11/07/cruller-intentions/ bewildered as to why she's the only one sent to him each time.]]
7th May '16 5:32:52 PM grid
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* Skitter of ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' is a genuinely good and moral person, who wants to be a superhero, but, frankly, [[BadPowersGoodPeople her powers]] make "heroic" combat extremely counter-intuitive for her, and she finds that she's ''incredibly'' effective as a supervillain. She continues to try to help people, but as she steadily grows more brutal and gets into more frequent altercations with the heroes, she realizes that she's better off trying to do good by [[EvilPaysBetter putting the massive amounts of money she makes as a supervillain]] to work [[AHeroToHisHometown helping fix up her hometown.]]

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* Skitter of ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' is a genuinely good and moral person, who wants to be a superhero, but, frankly, [[BadPowersGoodPeople her powers]] powers]](bug control) make "heroic" combat extremely counter-intuitive for her, and she finds that she's ''incredibly'' effective as a supervillain. She continues to try to help people, but as she steadily grows more brutal and gets into more frequent altercations with the heroes, she realizes that she's better off trying to do good by [[EvilPaysBetter putting the massive amounts of money she makes as a supervillain]] to work [[AHeroToHisHometown helping fix up her hometown.]]
5th Apr '16 6:41:27 PM The_Last_Brickman
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Played for laughs in the cartoon "Stupor Duck". Daffy mistakes dialogue from a radio drama as the plans for a villainous MadBomber, so he sets out as Stupor Duck to "thwart" them. He rights a to-be-demolished building, stops a staged-for-filming railroad accident, forcibly surfaces a diving submarine, and finally gets sent to the moon on a rocket.

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* Played for laughs in the cartoon "Stupor Duck". Daffy mistakes dialogue from a radio drama as the plans for a villainous MadBomber, so he sets out as Stupor Duck to "thwart" them. He rights a to-be-demolished building, stops a staged-for-filming railroad accident, forcibly surfaces a diving submarine, and finally gets sent to the moon on a rocket.
10th Mar '16 11:59:09 AM StFan
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* ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}''

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* ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}''''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'':



* Sousuke from ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'' on his best days. He's mostly a good person at heart, but he's also a ChildSoldier who was trained as an assassin by the KGB, brought up as a freedom fighter in "Khazakhstan," and was working as a freelance mercenary by the time he reached his teens. As such, he approaches every situation as a battlefield operation and is ''completely incapable'' of understanding civilian life, with the result that outside of actual combat situations he frequently does more harm than good with his disproportionate applications of violence.

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* Sousuke Sōsuke from ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'' on his best days. He's mostly a good person at heart, but he's also a ChildSoldier who was trained as an assassin by the KGB, brought up as a freedom fighter in "Khazakhstan," "Khazakhstan", and was working as a freelance mercenary by the time he reached his teens. As such, he approaches every situation as a battlefield operation and is ''completely incapable'' of understanding civilian life, with the result that outside of actual combat situations he frequently does more harm than good with his disproportionate applications of violence.



* ''YoureUnderArrest'': Strikeman, the self proclaimed hero, only causes more damage than good on anything.

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* ''YoureUnderArrest'': ''Manga/YoureUnderArrest'': Strikeman, the self proclaimed self-proclaimed hero, only causes more damage than good on anything.



* [[ComicBook/AntMan Hank Pym]] from ''Comicbook/TheAvengers''. He tries to be a hero but his unstable personality sometimes makes him more of a menace. He is another one who's getting over it, what with leading the last Mighty Avengers incarnations who, in-universe, nearly overshadowed [[ComicBook/DarkReign Norman Osborn's Dark Avengers]]. However, his tendency to screw up things is still there too...
** Case in point: [[MyGreatestFailure Ultron]]. It's something he'll likely regret for the rest of his life.

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* [[ComicBook/AntMan Hank Pym]] from ''Comicbook/TheAvengers''. He tries to be a hero but his unstable personality sometimes makes him more of a menace. He is another one who's getting over it, what with leading the last Mighty Avengers incarnations who, in-universe, nearly overshadowed [[ComicBook/DarkReign Norman Osborn's Dark Avengers]]. However, his tendency to screw up things is still there too...
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too... Case in point: [[MyGreatestFailure Ultron]]. It's something he'll likely regret for the rest of his life.



* Magog from the ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica exemplifies this in his modern incarnation.
* ComicBook/PlasticMan from the Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica is frequently this, betrayed by his criminal background and frivolous, comedic personality.
* DependingOnTheWriter, ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} can be this when he tries to be a good guy. He's too violent and psychotic to really pull off being a hero, too conflicted and silly to really be a villain, and tends to swing between AntiHero and AntiVillain like a pendulum. Most of the heroes of the MarvelUniverse can't stand working with him (Cable and Siryn being rare exceptions), and considering it's a CrapsackWorld where even guys like ThePunisher and TheHulk are afforded some respect and trust, that's saying something.
** F in Good or in evil, depending on your side: during the ComicBook/CivilWar storyline, he became a registration enforcer… then he attacked superhero groups because he didn't check they ''had'' registered!

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* Magog from the ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica ''ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica'' exemplifies this in his modern incarnation.
* ComicBook/PlasticMan from the Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica ''Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'' is frequently this, betrayed by his criminal background and frivolous, comedic personality.
* DependingOnTheWriter, ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} can be this when he tries to be a good guy. He's too violent and psychotic to really pull off being a hero, too conflicted and silly to really be a villain, and tends to swing between AntiHero and AntiVillain like a pendulum. Most of the heroes of the MarvelUniverse Franchise/MarvelUniverse can't stand working with him (Cable and Siryn being rare exceptions), and considering it's a CrapsackWorld where even guys like ThePunisher ComicBook/ThePunisher and TheHulk The ComicBook/IncredibleHulk are afforded some respect and trust, that's saying something.
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something. F in Good or in evil, depending on your side: during the ComicBook/CivilWar storyline, he became becomes a registration enforcer… enforcer... then he attacked attacks superhero groups because he didn't doesn't check they ''had'' registered!



* ''ComicBook/TheSpectre'', God's Angel of Vengeance, has such a horrifically skewed sense of proportion and priorities that, he needs to be kept bound to a morally upstanding human soul just to reach the level of GoodIsNotNice SociopathicHero. That's right, not only did he get an F in good, but God gave him a cheat sheet, and he's still only getting Cs and Ds.
** The [[GreenLantern Hal Jordan]] version of the Spectre is a lot less vengeful, but makes up for it by being incompetent. His more notable deeds include the time he resurrected ComicBook/GreenArrow as a soulless amnesiac, and the time he restored [[TheFlash Wally West's]] secret identity by making everyone in the world forget who the Flash was. Including Wally.
* ComicBook/BoosterGold before he grew out of it. Aside from being big on corporate sponsorship, Booster once opened a Justice League themed casino using the entirety of the League's funds without the League's consent to use the funds or their endorsement. His partner in this venture, ComicBook/BlueBeetle, would fall into this category too but he had a longer history of heroism and only got into this sort of trouble when Booster was around.
** He also stole all the tech he uses to fight crime as well as the time machine he used to escape to the past.
* In Comicbook/TheBoys a team of superheroes called The Seven were the premier superheroes in the US, and they royally screw up in their attempt of stopping 9/11. Later they are seen as anything but heroic.
* During Marvel's event ComicBook/{{AXIS}}, many characters get their morals and personality traits inverted, and in the process Carnage becomes this. He feels a desire to do good and help people, but he is TERRIBLE at it, and is still incredibly violent.

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* ''ComicBook/TheSpectre'', God's Angel of Vengeance, has such a horrifically skewed sense of proportion and priorities that, he needs to be kept bound to a morally upstanding human soul just to reach the level of GoodIsNotNice SociopathicHero. That's right, not only did he get an F in good, but God gave him a cheat sheet, and he's still only getting Cs and Ds.
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Ds. The [[GreenLantern [[Franchise/GreenLantern Hal Jordan]] version of the Spectre is a lot less vengeful, but makes up for it by being incompetent. His more notable deeds include the time he resurrected ComicBook/GreenArrow as a soulless amnesiac, and the time he restored [[TheFlash Wally West's]] secret identity by making everyone in the world forget who the Flash was. Including Wally.
* ComicBook/BoosterGold before he grew out of it. Aside from being big on corporate sponsorship, Booster once opened a Justice League themed casino using the entirety of the League's funds without the League's consent to use the funds or their endorsement. His partner in this venture, ComicBook/BlueBeetle, would fall into this category too but he had a longer history of heroism and only got into this sort of trouble when Booster was around.
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around. He also stole all the tech he uses to fight crime as well as the time machine he used to escape to the past.
* In Comicbook/TheBoys ''Comicbook/TheBoys'' a team of superheroes called The Seven were the premier superheroes in the US, and they royally screw up in their attempt of stopping 9/11. Later they are seen as anything but heroic.
* During Marvel's event ComicBook/{{AXIS}}, ''ComicBook/{{AXIS}}'', many characters get their morals and personality traits inverted, and in the process Carnage becomes this. He feels a desire to do good and help people, but he is TERRIBLE at it, and is still incredibly violent.



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* ''StarWars'': Anakin Skywalker in the prequel trilogy. He's brave and willing to risk himself for others, wants to do what's right, joins the foremost good guy organization... But he's impatient, uncontrolled, unable to accept his place and constantly tempted to just go ahead and (to sum up all the various temptations) do whatever he damn well feels like at the moment. When he does, it ends badly for everyone. After that he becomes an entirely different character who gets an A in Evil easily. Until the end of ''Return of the Jedi'', that is.

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* ''StarWars'': ''Franchise/StarWars'': Anakin Skywalker in the prequel trilogy. He's brave and willing to risk himself for others, wants to do what's right, joins the foremost good guy organization... But he's impatient, uncontrolled, unable to accept his place and constantly tempted to just go ahead and (to sum up all the various temptations) do whatever he damn well feels like at the moment. When he does, it ends badly for everyone. After that he becomes an entirely different character who gets an A in Evil easily. Until the end of ''Return of the Jedi'', that is.



* ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfThomasCovenant'': Thomas Covenant becomes one of these in the first trilogy, after an act that many consider a rare "heroic" MoralEventHorizon. Covenant himself is sickened and guilty over what he's done and ''tries'' to make up for it where he can, but he generally just winds up making things ''worse''. [[spoiler: For example, he's trying to atone for his rape of the village girl Lena. He knows that Lena loves [[CoolHorse the Ranyhyn]], so when he's able to command them at one point, he tells them to visit her annually. Problem is, they're still held by this command when the BigBad is on the verge of destroying the world, and it keeps them from fleeing to safety. This nearly leads to the extinction of the Ranyhyn.]] It's worth noting that while Covenant does turn out to be a good person, (very) deep down, it takes three whole books for either him or the reader to admit it.
** In a very real sense, the entire point of the first trilogy is the psychological redemption of an utterly broken man into someone who can live with himself - the first book setting him up as someone the audience very likely hates as a reflection of how badly he already hates ''himself''. And since the series very strongly straddles the line between reality and psychological allegory (and occasionally argues that both answers are valid), by definition saving the Land saves his own soul - ''and vice-versa''.
*** This entire framework continues into the second trilogy - except instead of being Covenant's redemption, it's the story of how Linden is ultimately tested and redeemed (and no, all the references in the series to alloys and forging aren't coincidental at all). It's hard to tell if the third (and final) tril... err, tetralogy follows the same pattern, and if so, precisely WHO is being redeemed. As of the third book, [[spoiler:it's clearly not Joan, Jeremiah shouldn't ''need'' to be redeemed, and Roger shows absolutely no sign of showing an ounce of remorse or growth. If anything, the true harrowed character (if any) might be Lord Foul himself, "She Who Must Not Be Named", or the entire world of The Land as a whole.]]

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* ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfThomasCovenant'': ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfThomasCovenant'':
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Thomas Covenant becomes one of these in the first trilogy, after an act that many consider a rare "heroic" MoralEventHorizon. Covenant himself is sickened and guilty over what he's done and ''tries'' to make up for it where he can, but he generally just winds up making things ''worse''. [[spoiler: For [[spoiler:For example, he's trying to atone for his rape of the village girl Lena. He knows that Lena loves [[CoolHorse the Ranyhyn]], so when he's able to command them at one point, he tells them to visit her annually. Problem is, they're still held by this command when the BigBad is on the verge of destroying the world, and it keeps them from fleeing to safety. This nearly leads to the extinction of the Ranyhyn.]] It's worth noting that while Covenant does turn out to be a good person, (very) deep down, it takes three whole books for either him or the reader to admit it.
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it.\\\
In a very real sense, the entire point of the first trilogy is the psychological redemption of an utterly broken man into someone who can live with himself - -- the first book setting him up as someone the audience very likely hates as a reflection of how badly he already hates ''himself''. And since the series very strongly straddles the line between reality and psychological allegory (and occasionally argues that both answers are valid), by definition saving the Land saves his own soul - -- ''and vice-versa''.
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vice-versa''.\\\
**
This entire framework continues into the second trilogy - except instead of being Covenant's redemption, it's the story of how Linden is ultimately tested and redeemed (and no, all the references in the series to alloys and forging aren't coincidental at all). It's hard to tell if the third (and final) tril... err, tetralogy follows the same pattern, and if so, precisely WHO is being redeemed. As of the third book, [[spoiler:it's clearly not Joan, Jeremiah shouldn't ''need'' to be redeemed, and Roger shows absolutely no sign of showing an ounce of remorse or growth. If anything, the true harrowed character (if any) might be Lord Foul himself, "She Who Must Not Be Named", or the entire world of The Land as a whole.]]



* [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Molly Carpenter]]: Nice girl, not very good with using moral methods to present moral outcomes. There's a reason there's a death sentence over her head if she gets out of line. It starts with using mind control to get a friend off Heroin, which ended up being more MindRape. Oh, and Black Magic is addictive too. She keeps trying to use MindRape several books later when she feels its worth it (it never is), despite knowing that if she gets caught (and she's terrible about not getting caught), not only will she be executed for it, but so will Harry.

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* [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': Molly Carpenter]]: Nice Carpenter; nice girl, not very good with using moral methods to present moral outcomes. There's a reason there's a death sentence over her head if she gets out of line. It starts with using mind control to get a friend off Heroin, which ended up being more MindRape. Oh, and Black Magic is addictive too. She keeps trying to use MindRape several books later when she feels its worth it (it never is), despite knowing that if she gets caught (and she's terrible about not getting caught), not only will she be executed for it, but so will Harry.



* This is why, in ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'', Jacob is considered inferior to Edward. Jacob is ostensibly nicer, shares more of Bella's interests, lacks Edward's self-loathing issues, and seems like a lot more fun - but unlike Edward he isn't particularly ashamed of his monster side (Edward only being ashamed of it inasmuch as it presents a danger to his girlfriend, though), and has extreme mood swings in which he could do Bella serious harm (wheras Edward has much better self-control). At one point, he even decides to take revenge for Bella [[DeathByChildbirth dying in childbirth]] by [[MoralEventHorizon murdering her baby]], because it killed her.
* Rachel of ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}''. She's the [[ActionGirl strongest, most gung-ho member of the team]], but her courage starts to melt into darker forms of thrill-seeking, and by the end of the series she has become virtually a full-fledged SociopathicSoldier.

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* This is why, in ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'', Jacob is considered inferior to Edward. Jacob is ostensibly nicer, shares more of Bella's interests, lacks Edward's self-loathing issues, and seems like a lot more fun - -- but unlike Edward he isn't particularly ashamed of his monster side (Edward only being ashamed of it inasmuch as it presents a danger to his girlfriend, though), and has extreme mood swings in which he could do Bella serious harm (wheras Edward has much better self-control). At one point, he even decides to take revenge for Bella [[DeathByChildbirth dying in childbirth]] by [[MoralEventHorizon murdering her baby]], because it killed her.
* ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'':
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Rachel of ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}''. She's is the [[ActionGirl strongest, most gung-ho member of the team]], but her courage starts to melt into darker forms of thrill-seeking, and by the end of the series she has become virtually a full-fledged SociopathicSoldier.



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** In the climax of ''After the Fall'', she reverts to her primordial demon form due to the machinations of Gunn and starts wrecking Los Angeles. The Senior Partners fix her so she returns to 'normal'.

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** In the climax of ''After "After the Fall'', Fall", she reverts to her primordial demon form due to the machinations of Gunn and starts wrecking Los Angeles. The Senior Partners fix her so she returns to 'normal'."normal".



-->'''Spike''': I'm not sampling, I'll have you know. Just look at all these lovely blood-covered people. I could, but not a taste for Spike, not a lick. Knew you wouldn't like it.
-->'''Buffy''': [[WantsAPrizeForBasicDecency You want credit for not feeding off bleeding disaster victims?]]
-->'''Spike''': Well, yeah.
-->'''Buffy''': You're disgusting.
-->'''Spike''': [[CompletelyMissingThePoint What's it take?]]

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-->'''Spike''': --->'''Spike:''' I'm not sampling, I'll have you know. Just look at all these lovely blood-covered people. I could, but not a taste for Spike, not a lick. Knew you wouldn't like it.
-->'''Buffy''':
it.\\
'''Buffy:'''
[[WantsAPrizeForBasicDecency You want credit for not feeding off bleeding disaster victims?]]
-->'''Spike''':
victims?]]\\
'''Spike:'''
Well, yeah.
-->'''Buffy''':
yeah.\\
'''Buffy:'''
You're disgusting.
-->'''Spike''': [[CompletelyMissingThePoint
disgusting.\\
'''Spike:''' [[ComicallyMissingThePoint
What's it take?]]



-->'''Spike''': What's this? Sitting around watching the telly while there's evil still afoot? It's not very industrious of you. I say, we go out there, and kick a little demon ass. What, can't go without your Buffy? Is that it? Too chicken? Let's find her. She is the Chosen One, after all. Come on! Vampires! Grrr! Nasty. Let's annihilate them. For justice, and for the safety of puppies, and Christmas, right? Let's fight that evil. Let's kill something. Oh, come on!

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-->'''Spike''': --->'''Spike:''' What's this? Sitting around watching the telly while there's evil still afoot? It's not very industrious of you. I say, we go out there, and kick a little demon ass. What, can't go without your Buffy? Is that it? Too chicken? Let's find her. She is the Chosen One, after all. Come on! Vampires! Grrr! Nasty. Let's annihilate them. For justice, and for the safety of puppies, and Christmas, right? Let's fight that evil. Let's kill something. Oh, come on!



* [[DrJerk Dr. Cox]] of ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' may be an insensitive egomaniac incapable of what perceiving what 'being good' truly is, but he always, ''always'' has his patients' best interests in mind. At least when it comes to their health. He genuinely doesn't give a crap whether they like him or not.

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* [[DrJerk Dr. Cox]] of ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' may be an insensitive egomaniac incapable of what perceiving what 'being good' "being good" truly is, but he always, ''always'' has his patients' best interests in mind. At least when it comes to their health. He genuinely doesn't give a crap whether they like him or not.



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* After being voted PGWA's 2008 wrestler of the year by Pro Wrestling Digest, Josianne can to the (mistaken)conclusion that she had [[HeelFaceTurn become a fan favorite]] and sought Genni Right's advice on how to [[{{face}} wrestle like one]]. When Josianne proved to be bad at it, she blamed her new "manager".[[/folder]]

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* Jowan of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' is [[BloodMagic blood mage]] who, unlike the others you meet, is perfectly well-meaning and just wants to live a normal life and do some good. Unfortunately, his efforts at doing so all end in disaster.
** According to WordOfGod, Jowan was supposed to be a recruitable party member with the ability to teach mages BloodMagic and a possible love interest for the female PlayerCharacter. Time constraints have forced the developers to cut him down to an NPC.

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* After being voted PGWA's 2008 wrestler of the year by Pro Wrestling Digest, Josianne can came to the (mistaken)conclusion (mistaken) conclusion that she had [[HeelFaceTurn become a fan favorite]] and sought Genni Right's advice on how to [[{{face}} wrestle like one]]. When Josianne proved to be bad at it, she blamed her new "manager"."manager".
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* Jowan of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' is [[BloodMagic blood mage]] who, unlike the others you meet, is perfectly well-meaning and just wants to live a normal life and do some good. Unfortunately, his efforts at doing so all end in disaster.
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disaster. According to WordOfGod, Jowan was supposed to be a recruitable party member with the ability to teach mages BloodMagic and a possible love interest for the female PlayerCharacter. Time constraints have forced the developers to cut him down to an NPC.



* ''MadWorld'': Jack, according to himself:
-->'''Jack''': I don't help people, I kill them.

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* ''MadWorld'': ''VideoGame/MadWorld'': Jack, according to himself:
-->'''Jack''': -->'''Jack:''' I don't help people, I kill them.



-->'''[[BigBad Col. Konrad:]]''' [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech You're no hero]]. [[DestructiveSavior Your talents lie elsewhere.]]

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-->'''[[BigBad Col. Konrad:]]''' Konrad]]:''' [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech You're no hero]]. [[DestructiveSavior Your talents lie elsewhere.]]



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-->'''Kareen Zalia''': Great. Now ''you'' think she's some kind of SuperHero too!
-->'''Feng''': No way. A superhero wouldn't cut a living human being's ribs out one at a time out of curiosity.

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-->'''Kareen Zalia''': Zalia:''' Great. Now ''you'' think she's some kind of SuperHero too!
-->'''Feng''':
too!\\
'''Feng:'''
No way. A superhero wouldn't cut a living human being's ribs out one at a time out of curiosity.



** Belkar is a subversion. Being the TokenEvilTeammate, he finds a way to do what the rest of the party expects of him, but in the most evil--usually violent--way possible.

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** Belkar is a subversion. Being the TokenEvilTeammate, he finds a way to do what the rest of the party expects of him, but in the most evil--usually violent--way evil -- usually violent -- way possible.






* From ''Series/FlandersCompany'', you have environmentalist superhero Recycle-Man. Before a full FaceHeelTurn, his "heroing" consisted in violently beating up innocent people just for not recycling properly. He admits himself that maybe he had been slightly lacking in... tact.



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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'': Adam West/Catman believes himself to be a great superhero, but is little more than a cat-obsessed {{Cloudcuckoolander}}. He often mistakenly attacks innocent civilians while letting real crooks like purse-snatchers get away, and typically causes more trouble than he prevents. In fact, it's only thanks to Timmy and his fairy godparents that Catman has avoided jail time as long as he has.
** That being said, as shown in the episode "Catman Meets the Crimson Chin," he [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass actually does prove to be a competent hero]] when there are real villains to fight

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'': Adam West/Catman believes himself to be a great superhero, but is little more than a cat-obsessed {{Cloudcuckoolander}}. He often mistakenly attacks innocent civilians while letting real crooks like purse-snatchers get away, and typically causes more trouble than he prevents. In fact, it's only thanks to Timmy and his fairy godparents that Catman has avoided jail time as long as he has.
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has. That being said, as shown in the episode "Catman Meets the Crimson Chin," he [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass actually does prove to be a competent hero]] when there are real villains to fight



-->'''Lisa''': When you try to be good, you're even ''more'' evil!
* Bender from ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'':
-->'''Fry:''' Now me and Leela are forming an awesome crime-fighting duo.
-->'''Bender:''' Wow, crime-fighting. Cool. You say you're a duo? Yeah duos are good. Of course sometimes they're a little short handed. See ya. With two humans you'd think there'd be a robot in there... to balance things out. But, whatever. I have these three costumes you could use. But, I guess I'll just throw one away.
-->'''Leela:''' We'd love to have you on the team Bender. But aren't you more on the supply side of crime?

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-->'''Lisa''': -->'''Lisa:''' When you try to be good, you're even ''more'' evil!
* Bender from ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'':
''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'':
** Bender...
-->'''Fry:''' Now me and Leela are forming an awesome crime-fighting duo.
-->'''Bender:'''
duo.\\
'''Bender:'''
Wow, crime-fighting. Cool. You say you're a duo? Yeah duos are good. Of course sometimes they're a little short handed.short-handed. See ya. With two humans you'd think there'd be a robot in there... to balance things out. But, whatever. I have these three costumes you could use. But, I guess I'll just throw one away.
-->'''Leela:'''
away.\\
'''Leela:'''
We'd love to have you on the team team, Bender. But aren't you more on the supply side of crime?



** This sort of action was [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes played for laughs]] in the WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck cartoon "Stupor Duck." Daffy mistakes dialogue from a radio drama as the plans for a villainous MadBomber, so he sets out as Stupor Duck to "thwart" them. He rights a to-be-demolished building, stops a staged-for-filming railroad accident, forcibly surfaces a diving submarine, and finally gets sent to the moon on a rocket.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': Zuko yells "Why am I so bad at being good?" after he accidentally burns Toph, but he may not fit the trope. Zuko did waver between bad and good, but it was more a case of wavering between MyCountryRightOrWrong and DefectorFromDecadence than wavering between AntiVillain and AntiHero. Probably helps that he was pretty [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain ineffective]] as a villain too.
** In the episode "Zuko Alone", he fits the bill better than usually though. He's just beginning to find himself in that episode and gets reluctantly drawn into a conflict with some corrupt Earth Kingdom soldiers that are abusing their position in a small village. He struggles with not wanting to get involved (and of course hiding that he is a Fire Bender), but in the end, saves the day. Of course, his CrowningMomentOfAwesome, when he tells the Earth Bender EXACTLY WHO just beat his ass, turns sour when the townsfolk (including the little boy he just saved) no longer want anything to do with him after seeing his Fire Bending. On top of ''that'', the reason the boy was in trouble at all was because Zuko gave the child his own dagger as a parting gift and the boy threatened a guard with it.

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** This sort of action was [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes played for laughs]] in * ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'': When he plays the hero, WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck ends up as both this and a HeroicWannabe.
Played for laughs in the
cartoon "Stupor Duck." Duck". Daffy mistakes dialogue from a radio drama as the plans for a villainous MadBomber, so he sets out as Stupor Duck to "thwart" them. He rights a to-be-demolished building, stops a staged-for-filming railroad accident, forcibly surfaces a diving submarine, and finally gets sent to the moon on a rocket.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': Zuko yells "Why am I so bad at being good?" after he accidentally burns Toph, but he may not fit the trope. Zuko did waver between bad and good, but it was more a case of wavering between MyCountryRightOrWrong and DefectorFromDecadence than wavering between AntiVillain and AntiHero. Probably helps that he was pretty [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain ineffective]] as a villain too.
**
too. In the episode "Zuko Alone", he fits the bill better than usually usually, though. He's just beginning to find himself in that episode and gets reluctantly drawn into a conflict with some corrupt Earth Kingdom soldiers that are abusing their position in a small village. He struggles with not wanting to get involved (and of course hiding that he is a Fire Bender), but in the end, saves the day. Of course, his CrowningMomentOfAwesome, when he tells the Earth Bender EXACTLY WHO just beat his ass, turns sour when the townsfolk (including the little boy he just saved) no longer want anything to do with him after seeing his Fire Bending. On top of ''that'', the reason the boy was in trouble at all was because Zuko gave the child his own dagger as a parting gift and the boy threatened a guard with it.



* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', Princess Luna turns out to be this. She's a genuinely sweet and nice pony, but she's thin skinned and her aggressive awkwardness comes off as creepy or threatening. When she's rejected, she has a tendency to lash out with hordes of spiders and lightning storms, then desperately try to cover it by joking about [[ItMakesSenseInContext getting the spiders in the net.]] She later decides to embrace EvilIsCool and RuleOfScary by playing herself up as a fake, pretend villain. Because [[WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas life's no fun without a good scare.]]
** In Luna's case, she's genuinely good at heart and doesn't have trouble ''doing'' things that are good, but there's the ''slight'' problem that (a) she used to be the setting's version of the devil, and (b) she is ''scarily'' powerful, to the point that the weather changes with her mood, her hooves cause the ground beneath her to crack, and if she forgets herself and ''uses her real voice'' it will send you flying, and ''that's'' when she's trying to be ''friendly.'' She's got a B+ in good and an F at reassuring the populace, until Twilight helps her with that.
* ''JackieChanAdventures'', in the episode The Good Guys. [[spoiler: Chow, Ratso, and Finn]], tired of constantly losing to Jackie Chan, attempt to [[HeelFaceTurn reform]]. At the end of the episode [[spoiler: they go right back to being evil, saying "We're just no good at being good."]] In the GrandFinale, they ''do'', however, finally reform.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', Princess Luna turns out to be this. She's a genuinely sweet and nice pony, but she's thin skinned thin-skinned and her aggressive awkwardness comes off as creepy or threatening. When she's rejected, she has a tendency to lash out with hordes of spiders and lightning storms, then desperately try to cover it by joking about [[ItMakesSenseInContext getting the spiders in the net.]] She later decides to embrace EvilIsCool and RuleOfScary by playing herself up as a fake, pretend villain. Because [[WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas life's no fun without a good scare.]]
**
]] In Luna's case, she's genuinely good at heart and doesn't have trouble ''doing'' things that are good, but there's the ''slight'' problem that (a) she used to be the setting's version of the devil, and (b) she is ''scarily'' powerful, to the point that the weather changes with her mood, her hooves cause the ground beneath her to crack, and if she forgets herself and ''uses her real voice'' it will send you flying, and ''that's'' when she's trying to be ''friendly.'' She's got a B+ in good and an F at reassuring the populace, until Twilight helps her with that.
* ''JackieChanAdventures'', ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'', in the episode The Good Guys. [[spoiler: Chow, [[spoiler:Chow, Ratso, and Finn]], tired of constantly losing to Jackie Chan, attempt to [[HeelFaceTurn reform]]. At the end of the episode [[spoiler: they [[spoiler:they go right back to being evil, saying "We're just no good at being good."]] In the GrandFinale, they ''do'', however, finally reform.



-->'''Mysterion:''' You are the bad guy, Cartman! YOU!
-->'''Coon:''' I'm making the world a better place!
-->'''Mysterion:''' FOR YOU!!! You're making the world a better place FOR YOU!
-->'''Coon:''' ''*beat*'' [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Riiight, and that's what superheroes do.]]
* When he plays the hero, WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes character WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck ends up as both this and a HeroicWannabe.

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-->'''Mysterion:''' You are the bad guy, Cartman! YOU!
-->'''Coon:'''
YOU!\\
'''Coon:'''
I'm making the world a better place!
-->'''Mysterion:'''
place!\\
'''Mysterion:'''
FOR YOU!!! You're making the world a better place FOR YOU!
-->'''Coon:''' ''*beat*''
YOU!\\
'''Coon:''' (''beat'')
[[ComicallyMissingThePoint Riiight, and that's what superheroes do.]]
* When he plays the hero, WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes character WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck ends up as both this and a HeroicWannabe.
]]



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* Fino of ''LightNovel/ICouldntBecomeAHeroSoIReluctantlyDecidedToGetAJob'' is the daughter and heir of the late Demon King, and much of what she had been taught in the past [[RaisedByWolves was to groom her to become one as well]]. As such, even though she wants to leave behind that lifestyle and become a hard worker at a department store, she still has a tendency to fall back into old habits.
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* After being voted PGWA's 2008 wrestler of the year by Pro Wrestling Digest, Josianne can to the (mistaken)conclusion that had [[HeelFaceTurn become a fan favorite]] and sought Genni Right's advice on how to [[{{face}} wrestle like one]]. When she proved to be bad at it, she blamed her new "manager".[[/folder]]

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* After being voted PGWA's 2008 wrestler of the year by Pro Wrestling Digest, Josianne can to the (mistaken)conclusion that she had [[HeelFaceTurn become a fan favorite]] and sought Genni Right's advice on how to [[{{face}} wrestle like one]]. When she Josianne proved to be bad at it, she blamed her new "manager".[[/folder]]
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* In ''SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', Bizarro thinks he's Superman, so goes around "saving" a building from what he didn't realize was a scheduled demolition, and "fixing" an opening draw bridge, thinking it was falling down, causing a ship to almost crash into it.

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* In ''SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', Bizarro thinks he's Superman, so goes around "saving" a building from what he didn't realize was a scheduled demolition, and "fixing" an opening draw bridge, thinking it was falling down, causing a ship to almost crash into it.
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