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30th Aug '16 11:38:12 AM EdwardGil
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* KnightTemplar: Has a vision of "Good" that is fanatical and not compatible with actual good guys. Unlikely to want to be with the good guys unless it is as a PoisonousFriend.
30th Aug '16 11:28:47 AM Willbyr
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* [[spoiler: Itachi]] from ''{{Naruto}}'' might not be what he appeared to be at the outset, but there's still the fact calling him "one of the good guys" is quite a stretch. [[spoiler: While Itachi killed the Uchiha family to prevent a devastating civil war (although wholesale genocide as a peacekeeping measure is rather fucked up, too) rather than simply as a way to test his own powers, he made some rather ''complicated'' decisions regarding sparing his little brother Sasuke; rather than simply kill him, Itachi decided to spare his life and try and make Sasuke hate him enough that he could commit SuicideByCop later to turn Sasuke into a hero and let him live free of the shadow-conflict that consumed their family. Unfortunately, he did this by inflicting '''horrific''' MindRape upon Sasuke on the night of the massacre and later on, emotionally crippling Sasuke for the rest of his life, and Itachi's eventual suicide at Sasuke's hands was implied to be just as much for Konoha's sake and his own self-loathing as it was out of any affection for Sasuke. Unsurprisingly, a lifetime conditioned into obsessive hatred for his brother to the exclusion of all else means Sasuke goes completely batshit insane once Itachi's gone and Madara gives him a slanted account of Itachi's life, but Itachi turns out to have had a plan for this; using Sasuke's erstwhile best friend Naruto as the delivery system, if Sasuke failed to become the hero Itachi wanted him to be, Itachi left behind a posthumous genjutsu that would ''brainwash'' Sasuke into protecting Konoha with his dead best friend's mind-controlling eye.]] While he is depicted as a man who made many sacrifices and tough choices, [[spoiler: Itachi]] is still dangerously close to just being a ManipulativeBastard with an OmniscientMoralityLicence.

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* [[spoiler: Itachi]] [[spoiler:Itachi]] from ''{{Naruto}}'' ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' might not be what he appeared to be at the outset, but there's still the fact calling him "one of the good guys" is quite a stretch. [[spoiler: While Itachi killed the Uchiha family to prevent a devastating civil war (although wholesale genocide as a peacekeeping measure is rather fucked up, too) rather than simply as a way to test his own powers, he made some rather ''complicated'' decisions regarding sparing his little brother Sasuke; rather than simply kill him, Itachi decided to spare his life and try and make Sasuke hate him enough that he could commit SuicideByCop later to turn Sasuke into a hero and let him live free of the shadow-conflict that consumed their family. Unfortunately, he did this by inflicting '''horrific''' MindRape upon Sasuke on the night of the massacre and later on, emotionally crippling Sasuke for the rest of his life, and Itachi's eventual suicide at Sasuke's hands was implied to be just as much for Konoha's sake and his own self-loathing as it was out of any affection for Sasuke. Unsurprisingly, a lifetime conditioned into obsessive hatred for his brother to the exclusion of all else means Sasuke goes completely batshit insane once Itachi's gone and Madara gives him a slanted account of Itachi's life, but Itachi turns out to have had a plan for this; using Sasuke's erstwhile best friend Naruto as the delivery system, if Sasuke failed to become the hero Itachi wanted him to be, Itachi left behind a posthumous genjutsu that would ''brainwash'' Sasuke into protecting Konoha with his dead best friend's mind-controlling eye.]] While he is depicted as a man who made many sacrifices and tough choices, [[spoiler: Itachi]] is still dangerously close to just being a ManipulativeBastard with an OmniscientMoralityLicence.
11th Aug '16 7:43:04 PM ChrisX
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* ''Anime/DanganRonpa3'': Juzo Sakakura, the Ultimate Boxer. He's on board with the team that investigates the corruption within [[AcademyOfEvil Hope's Peak Academy]]... but [[ViolenceIsTheOnlyOption he's extremely prone to violence]] and [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom tends to unwittingly make things worse with it]] that he came off like a TokenEvilTeammate {{Jerkass}}.
10th Aug '16 3:02:18 AM narm00
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* ComicBook/{{SHIELD}} in general. They are suppose to be a super police force to respond on super human threats, but they regularly screw up, or make things worse, or were the cause of it from the beginning.

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* ComicBook/{{SHIELD}} in general. They are suppose supposed to be a super police force to respond on yo super human threats, but they regularly screw up, or make things worse, or were the cause of it from the beginning.



* Max Damage from ''[[ComicBook/{{Irredeemable}} Incorruptible]]''. He got scared straight when the resident CaptainErsatz of {{Superman}} snapped and went on a rampage. The book's about his struggle to redeem himself, but all he knows about being good is "do the opposite of what you used to do".
* ''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 [[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. He also stole all the tech he uses to fight crime as well as the time machine he used to escape to the past.

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* Max Damage from ''[[ComicBook/{{Irredeemable}} Incorruptible]]''. He got scared straight when the resident CaptainErsatz of {{Superman}} Franchise/{{Superman}} snapped and went on a rampage. The book's about his struggle to redeem himself, but all he knows about being good is "do the opposite of what you used to do".
* ''ComicBook/TheSpectre'', God's Angel of Vengeance, has such a horrifically skewed sense of proportion and priorities that, 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 [[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 incompetent, such as a soulless amnesiac, and the time he restored [[TheFlash [[Franchise/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. His partner in the casino 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.
2nd Aug '16 1:10:48 AM NutellaBird
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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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* Jowan of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' is a [[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.
31st Jul '16 9:17:51 AM res20stupid
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* David Madsen from ''VideoGame/LifeIsStrange'' genuinely wants and tries to protect his stepdaughter Chloe and the students of Blackwell Academy, but his paranoia makes him go too far. It's the reason why [[RefusedByTheCall the police rejected him]].
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.
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