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29th Aug '16 4:57:27 PM DreadPirate7
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For [[IHateYouVampireDad some reason]], vampires seem particularly prone to doing this. You will{{Dhampyr}}s, FriendlyNeighborhoodVampires, and especially {{Vampire Detective|Series}}s engaging in it. Maybe it's because they like to turn their [[TheHunter enemies]] out of spite.

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For [[IHateYouVampireDad some reason]], vampires seem particularly prone to doing this. You will{{Dhampyr}}s, will see {{Dhampyr}}s, FriendlyNeighborhoodVampires, and especially {{Vampire Detective|Series}}s engaging in it. Maybe it's because they like to turn their [[TheHunter enemies]] out of spite.
27th Aug '16 9:51:40 AM 9thOutworldsMan
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* LightNovel/NinjaSlayer is about a ninja who slays ninjas. He's not the only example in series, however: Dragon Yukano, Yamoto Koki, and from the villains' side, Darkninja, could all be considered Hunters of their own kind.

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* LightNovel/NinjaSlayer ''LightNovel/NinjaSlayer'' is about a super-powered ninja who slays other super-powered ninjas. He's not the only example in series, in-series, however: Dragon Yukano, Yamoto Koki, and from the villains' side, Darkninja, could all be considered Hunters hunters of their own kind.
12th Aug '16 3:11:24 PM Morgenthaler
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* The French comic ''ComicBook/{{Raptors}}'' features Drago and Camilla, a BrotherSisterTeam duo of vampires who systematically hunt down all other members of their kind. The feud started when the majority of vampires chose to give up most of their powers and bestial instincts so they could walk around in the daylight and rule humanity openly. Drago and Camilla's father was opposed to this and murdered (along with his wife) for his defiance, leading his children to [[YouKilledMyFather swear revenge]] after they were safely whisked away.
12th Aug '16 8:50:45 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* ''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': Eric has become a monster that hunts other monsters. He still thinks of himself as human [[spoiler: and even after accepting that he really is a grendel he is still sympathetic to humans]] so he thinks nothing of killing them. Kallen would insist that he does not fit this trope because he is not a monster but a ''demon''.

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* ''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': Eric [[spoiler: Eric]] has become a monster that hunts other monsters. He still thinks of himself as human [[spoiler: and even after accepting that he really is a grendel he is still sympathetic to humans]] so he thinks nothing of killing them. Kallen would insist that he does not fit this trope because he is not a monster but a ''demon''.
11th Aug '16 1:01:06 PM ChaoticNovelist
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A trope very common for {{Dhampyr}}s, FriendlyNeighborhoodVampires, or {{Vampire Detective|Series}}s. This is where you have Group X which is AlwaysChaoticEvil. Then there's Character Y, who somehow has the powers of Group X but has a conscience, often because he or she is a PhlebotinumRebel or a HalfHumanHybrid of WarringNatures. So, Character Y becomes TheHunter, allowing him to use his BadAss powers for a good cause. Sometimes, this turns out badly for TheHunter when it is revealed that his targets actually aren't totally evil, and a case of VanHelsingHateCrimes can result.

For [[IHateYouVampireDad some reason]], vampires seem particularly prone to doing this. Maybe it's because they like to turn their [[TheHunter enemies]] out of spite.

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A trope very common for {{Dhampyr}}s, FriendlyNeighborhoodVampires, or {{Vampire Detective|Series}}s. This is where you have Group X which is AlwaysChaoticEvil. Then there's Character Y, who somehow has the powers of Group X but has a conscience, often because he or she is a PhlebotinumRebel or a HalfHumanHybrid of WarringNatures. So, Character Y becomes TheHunter, allowing him to use his BadAss powers for a good cause. Sometimes, this turns out badly for TheHunter when it is revealed that his targets actually aren't totally evil, and a case of VanHelsingHateCrimes can result.

For [[IHateYouVampireDad some reason]], vampires seem particularly prone to doing this. You will{{Dhampyr}}s, FriendlyNeighborhoodVampires, and especially {{Vampire Detective|Series}}s engaging in it. Maybe it's because they like to turn their [[TheHunter enemies]] out of spite.



* Abel Nightroad of ''LightNovel/TrinityBlood'' is a crusnik, a vampire who hunts and eats other vampires; although it is implied (in the anime) by their dialogue that the Crusnik see themselves as another race entirely, they do need the blood of vampires to survive. Abel is the only one [[spoiler: of the three]] who actually makes it a point to hunt vampires. [[spoiler: His sister]] isn't shown to hunt anyone (in fact, [[spoiler:she's the empress of the vampires]]), and [[spoiler: Cain]] doesn't care who he hunts/hurts.
* Alucard and his fledgling Seras Victoria from ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}''. Alucard is an interesting case; he's frequently as bad or ''worse'' than the vampires he's hunting (''[[EvenEvilHasStandards maybe...]]'') and takes far too much glee in killing them, often getting [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath 'creative']] in his methods. Really, he only hunts vampires because he's bound to follow orders from the head of the Helsing family, and they're in the vampire hunting business.

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* ''LightNovel/TrinityBlood'': Abel Nightroad of ''LightNovel/TrinityBlood'' is a crusnik, a vampire who hunts and eats other vampires; although it is implied (in the anime) by their dialogue that the Crusnik see themselves as another race entirely, they do need the blood of vampires to survive. Abel is the only one [[spoiler: of the three]] who actually makes it a point to hunt vampires. [[spoiler: His sister]] isn't shown to hunt anyone (in fact, [[spoiler:she's the empress of the vampires]]), and [[spoiler: Cain]] doesn't care who he hunts/hurts.
* Alucard and his fledgling Seras Victoria from ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}''. Alucard ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}''
**Alucard
is an interesting case; he's frequently as bad or ''worse'' than the vampires he's hunting (''[[EvenEvilHasStandards maybe...]]'') and takes far too much glee in killing them, often getting [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath 'creative']] in his methods. Really, he only hunts vampires because he's bound to follow orders from the head of the Helsing family, and they're in the vampire hunting business.business.
**Alucard's fledgling, Seras Victoria, was a police officer before joining the Helsing organization so little has changed for her. It's just that now the criminals she hunts are a lot more dangerous.



* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', the assassin Scar only targets alchemists, despite using alchemy himself.
** Of course, Scar never identifies himself as an alchemist (as his religion considers it a sin) and brushes it off when people point out that his arm performs alchemy. [[spoiler:He gradually overcomes this]].
** And [[spoiler:Greed]] spends quite some time fighting other homunculi after his HeelFaceTurn.
* [[spoiler:Rei Ayanami]] of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' is an artificially created Angel/Human hybrid who pilots an Evangelion to fight Angels.
** And of course, [[spoiler:the [=EVAs=] themselves are reverse engineered from the first two Angels]].

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* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''
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the assassin Scar only targets alchemists, despite using alchemy himself.
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himself. Of course, Scar never identifies himself as an alchemist (as because his religion considers it a sin) sin and brushes it off when people point out that his arm performs alchemy. [[spoiler:He gradually overcomes this]].
** And [[spoiler:Greed]] spends quite some time fighting other homunculi after his HeelFaceTurn.
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''
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[[spoiler:Rei Ayanami]] of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' is an artificially created Angel/Human hybrid who pilots an Evangelion to fight Angels.
** And of course, ** [[spoiler:the [=EVAs=] themselves are reverse engineered from the first two Angels]].



* The Rogue Titan from ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', as it attacks other Titans while ignoring the nearby humans. [[spoiler: This is because it's actually Eren, on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge after his VoluntaryShapeShifting powers manifested. Armin successfully invokes this trope, convincing the military that Eren can become their trump card in the battle to reclaim first Wall Rose, and eventually Wall Maria from the Titans.]]

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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan''
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The Rogue Titan from ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', as it Titan attacks other Titans while ignoring the nearby humans. [[spoiler: This is because it's actually Eren, on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge after his VoluntaryShapeShifting powers manifested. Armin successfully invokes this trope, convincing the military that Eren can become their trump card in the battle to reclaim first Wall Rose, and eventually Wall Maria from the Titans.]]



* The White Council and its Wardens in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' have distinct shades of this. While wizards aren't considered ''inherently'' evil (after all, the Council is itself a wizardly organization), breaking the Laws of Magic even once carries a death penalty and ignorance of said Laws is not considered an excuse. Of course, at least according to the Council Lawbreaking ''is'' a highly slippery slope that is [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope easy to jump off of]]...



*''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': Eric has become a monster that hunts other monsters. He still thinks of himself as human [[spoiler: and even after accepting that he really is a grendel he is still sympathetic to humans]] so he thinks nothing of killing them. Kallen would insist that he does not fit this trope because he is not a monster but a ''demon''.



** Pretty much the biggest {{reveal}} is that [[spoiler:Zero]] is the ''original'' Viral Maverick (meaning that TheVirus originally came from him). Not only is this fitting for the trope, it also makes him the [[TheAtoner hunter of the race he unwittingly created]].

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** Pretty much the The biggest {{reveal}} is that [[spoiler:Zero]] is the ''original'' Viral Maverick (meaning that TheVirus originally came from him). Not only is this fitting for the trope, it also makes him the [[TheAtoner hunter of the race he unwittingly created]].
8th Aug '16 6:01:54 AM rixion
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* Karg from ''VideoGame/ArcTheLad 4'' says that he is going to do this when he finds out that he is a HalfHumanHybrid, but he decides not to later.

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* Karg Kharg from ''VideoGame/ArcTheLad 4'' ''VideoGame/ArcTheLadTwilightOfTheSpirits'' says that he is going to do this when he finds out that he is a HalfHumanHybrid, but he decides not to later.
27th Jul '16 7:51:40 PM M84
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** [[spoiler:The heads of CCG the Washu Clan]] are an old family of Ghouls who hunt other Ghouls.

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** [[spoiler:The heads of CCG the Washu Washuu Clan]] are an old family of Ghouls who hunt other Ghouls.
26th Jul '16 10:47:38 PM M84
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** [[spoiler:The heads of CCG the Washu Clan]] are an old family of Ghouls who hunt other Ghouls.
17th Jul '16 11:55:19 AM narm00
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* Abel Nightroad of ''LightNovel/TrinityBlood'' is a crusnik, a vampire who hunts and eats other vampires, although it is implied (in the anime) by their dialogue that the Crusnik see themselves as another race entirely, they do need the blood of vampires to survive. Abel is the only one [[spoiler: of the three]] who actually makes it a point to hunt vampires. [[spoiler: His sister]] isn't shown to hunt anyone (in fact, [[spoiler:she's the empress of the vampires]]), and [[spoiler: Cain]] doesn't care who he hunts/hurts.

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* Abel Nightroad of ''LightNovel/TrinityBlood'' is a crusnik, a vampire who hunts and eats other vampires, vampires; although it is implied (in the anime) by their dialogue that the Crusnik see themselves as another race entirely, they do need the blood of vampires to survive. Abel is the only one [[spoiler: of the three]] who actually makes it a point to hunt vampires. [[spoiler: His sister]] isn't shown to hunt anyone (in fact, [[spoiler:she's the empress of the vampires]]), and [[spoiler: Cain]] doesn't care who he hunts/hurts.



** In subsequent ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' shows, "cultured" Zentraedi are more than willing to their part to defend their human allies from their "uncultured" brethren.

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** In subsequent ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' shows, "cultured" Zentraedi are more than willing to do their part to defend their human allies from their "uncultured" brethren.



** [[spoiler: Ymir also becomes this, when her unarmed squad is cornered in a castle tower by a horde of Titans. WordOfGod confirms her decision to reveal herself and fight is because she's in love with Krista. She gets overwhelmed, but luckily the Survey Corps [[BigDamnHeroes arrives in time to save her.]]]]

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** [[spoiler: Ymir also becomes this, this when her unarmed squad is cornered in a castle tower by a horde of Titans. WordOfGod confirms her decision to reveal herself and fight is because she's in love with Krista. She gets overwhelmed, but luckily the Survey Corps [[BigDamnHeroes arrives in time to save her.]]]]



* NinjaSlayer, much like the NinjaAssassin film below,is about a ninja who slays ninjas. He's not the only example in series, however: Dragon Yukano, Yamoto Koki, and from the villain's side, Darkninja, could all be considered Hunters of their own kind.

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* NinjaSlayer, much like the NinjaAssassin film below,is LightNovel/NinjaSlayer is about a ninja who slays ninjas. He's not the only example in series, however: Dragon Yukano, Yamoto Koki, and from the villain's villains' side, Darkninja, could all be considered Hunters of their own kind.



* Andrew Bennett, from DCComics' ''ComicBook/IVampire'' series in ''ComicBook/HouseOfMystery'', was a vampire determined to hunt down the line of evil vampires which [[WhatHaveIDone he himself had started]].

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* Andrew Bennett, from DCComics' Creator/DCComics' ''ComicBook/IVampire'' series in ''ComicBook/HouseOfMystery'', was a vampire determined to hunt down the line of evil vampires which [[WhatHaveIDone he himself had started]].



* If you want a not-so-sunny example of this trope, look at ComicBook/{{Lobo}}. He hunted down and killed every single member of his own race... for fun.

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* If you want a not-so-sunny example of this trope, look at original-model ComicBook/{{Lobo}}. He hunted down and killed every single member of his own race... for fun.



* ComicBook/SpiderMan'':
** ''ComicBook/{{Venom}} is like this. One of the few reasons he'd [[EnemyMine willingly ally himself]] with Spider-Man is to fight Carnage or another Symbiote; he simply ''hates'' them. This became a far-more prominent goal when he later becomes Anti-Venom.

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* ComicBook/SpiderMan'':
''ComicBook/SpiderMan'':
** ''ComicBook/{{Venom}} Eddie Brock's ComicBook/{{Venom}} is like this. One of the few reasons he'd [[EnemyMine willingly ally himself]] with Spider-Man is to fight Carnage or another Symbiote; he simply ''hates'' them. This became a far-more prominent goal when he later becomes Anti-Venom.



* Many a MarySueHunter can fall into this by accident -- one of the main criticisms of the genre (beyond "WHY DID YOU KILL MY CHARACTER I HATE YOU") is that said Hunters often end up being {{Mary Sue}}s themselves. If you think about it, having a character beat an over-idealized character as such a MarySue (with the exception of AntiSues) has a high probability of accidentally becoming one him-or-her-self because having beaten an over-powered character requires you to be even more powerful or extremely lucky. A way to around this can be to have them have a hard time at first and work hard to defeat the {{Mary Sue}}(s) or {{Marty Stu}}(s) and then succeed.

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* Many a MarySueHunter can fall into this by accident -- one of the main criticisms of the genre (beyond "WHY DID YOU KILL MY CHARACTER I HATE YOU") is that said Hunters often end up being {{Mary Sue}}s themselves. If you think about it, having a character beat an over-idealized character as such as a MarySue (with the exception of AntiSues) has a high probability of accidentally becoming one him-or-her-self because having beaten an over-powered character requires you to be even more powerful or extremely lucky. A way to around this can be to have them have a hard time at first and work hard to defeat the {{Mary Sue}}(s) or {{Marty Stu}}(s) and then succeed.



* ''Literature/NightWatch''. Both Light and Dark Others persecute their kindred who break the Treaty and threaten to disrupt the Balance between Light and Darkness. Also invoked in that in order to hunt down renegade vampires, Night Watchers need to tune in to the [[CompellingVoice "Call"]] they use to attract victims. It is only audiable to other vampires, so the Watchers undergo a special ritual that nearly turns them into a vampire.

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* ''Literature/NightWatch''. Both Light and Dark Others persecute their kindred who break the Treaty and threaten to disrupt the Balance between Light and Darkness. Also invoked in that in order to hunt down renegade vampires, Night Watchers need to tune in to the [[CompellingVoice "Call"]] they use to attract victims. It is only audiable audible to other vampires, so the Watchers undergo a special ritual that nearly turns them into a vampire.



** The title character of ''Series/{{Angel}}'' is a vampire who hunts other vampires, and the character When Angel first meets Buffy he tells her that what he wants is to kill them, to kill them all. It turns out that he wants to kill them to make up for his own monstrous actions.

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** The title character of ''Series/{{Angel}}'' is a vampire who hunts other vampires, and the character vampires. When Angel first meets Buffy he tells her that what he wants is to kill them, to kill them all. It turns out that he wants to kill them to make up for his own monstrous actions.



** The Ranger class has the Favored Enemy ability, where the character chooses one or more species and gains several benefits fighting that species. In 3.0, only an evil Ranger can choose their own species, however, in which case they qualify for this trope. In Edition 3.5, the evil limitation is removed; note though that "Favored Enemy" involves some non-combat bonuses, so a ranger could simply pick his own species to ease up interaction, or because they're likely the most common enemies (in the case of humans) rather than any desire to hunt them down.

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** The Ranger class has the Favored Enemy ability, where the character chooses one or more species and gains several benefits fighting that species. In 3.0, only an evil Ranger can choose their own species, however, in which case they qualify for this trope. In Edition 3.5, the evil limitation is removed; note though that "Favored Enemy" involves some non-combat bonuses, so a ranger could simply pick his own species to ease up interaction, or because they're likely the most common enemies (in the case of humans) rather than any desire to hunt them down.



** Second edition ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheForsaken'' has the Blood Talons, whose favored prey in the sacred hunt is other werewolves, those who've gone to the bad one way or the other.
* In the ''TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness'':
** ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'' has the Baali, a bloodline known for their long association with demons and {{eldritch abomination}}s. One faction of the bloodline worships these entities for power; the other hunts down infernalists, including their own kin, with extreme prejudice, to prevent them from breaking the world.
** ''TabletopGame/MageTheAscension'' has the Technocracy, one of whose precepts is the destruction of Reality Deviants - most prominent among whom are non-Technocratic mages.



* ''Videogame/InfamousSecondSon'' has the D.U.P., the MutantRegistrationBoard led by Brooke Augustine, a Conduit who has bestowed her [[DishingOutDirt concrete-based]] powers to the rest of the group. [[spoiler:Her actual purpose however is to imprison them in one place so they cannot be harmed by outside forces]].

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* ''Videogame/InfamousSecondSon'' has the D.U.P., the MutantRegistrationBoard who are out to recruit, neutralize, or kill those suspected of being superhuman, and are led by Brooke Augustine, a Conduit who has bestowed her [[DishingOutDirt concrete-based]] powers to the rest of the group. [[spoiler:Her actual purpose however is to imprison them in one place so they cannot be harmed by outside forces]].
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* If you want a not-so-sunny example of this trope, look at ComicBook/{{Lobo}}. He hunted down and killed every single member of his own race...for fun.
* ComicBook/{{X-Factor}} began as a team that hunted down mutants. The general public didn't know that the team members were mutants themselves and [[spoiler:that they were actually trying to help the mutants they "hunt" down]].
** The ComicBook/{{X-men}} in general fight evil mutants quite often when they aren't fighting anti-mutant racists.

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* If you want a not-so-sunny example of this trope, look at ComicBook/{{Lobo}}. He hunted down and killed every single member of his own race... for fun.
* ComicBook/{{X-Factor}} ''ComicBook/XMen'':
** The X-Men in general fight evil mutants quite often when they aren't fighting anti-mutant racists.
** ComicBook/XFactor
began as a team that hunted down mutants. The general public didn't know that the team members were mutants themselves and [[spoiler:that they were actually trying to help the mutants they "hunt" down]].
** The ComicBook/{{X-men}} in general fight evil mutants quite often when they aren't fighting anti-mutant racists.
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* ComicBook/{{Venom}} was like this. One of the few reasons he'd [[EnemyMine willingly ally himself]] with SpiderMan was to fight Carnage or another Symbiote; he simply ''hated'' them. This became a far-more prominent goal when he later became Anti-Venom.

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* ComicBook/{{Venom}} was ComicBook/SpiderMan'':
** ''ComicBook/{{Venom}} is
like this. One of the few reasons he'd [[EnemyMine willingly ally himself]] with SpiderMan was Spider-Man is to fight Carnage or another Symbiote; he simply ''hated'' ''hates'' them. This became a far-more prominent goal when he later became becomes Anti-Venom.



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* Many a MarySueHunter can fall into this by accident - one of the main criticisms of the genre (beyond "WHY DID YOU KILL MY CHARACTER I HATE YOU") is that said Hunters often end up being {{Mary Sue}}s themselves.
** If you think about it having a character beat an over-idealized character as such a MarySue (with the exception of AntiSues) has a high probability of accidentally becoming one him-or-her-self because having beaten an over-powered character requires you to be even more powerful or extremely lucky. A way to around this can be to have them have a hard time at first and work hard to defeat the {{Mary Sue}}(s) or {{Marty Stu}}(s) & then succeed.

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* Many a MarySueHunter can fall into this by accident - -- one of the main criticisms of the genre (beyond "WHY DID YOU KILL MY CHARACTER I HATE YOU") is that said Hunters often end up being {{Mary Sue}}s themselves.
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themselves. If you think about it it, having a character beat an over-idealized character as such a MarySue (with the exception of AntiSues) has a high probability of accidentally becoming one him-or-her-self because having beaten an over-powered character requires you to be even more powerful or extremely lucky. A way to around this can be to have them have a hard time at first and work hard to defeat the {{Mary Sue}}(s) or {{Marty Stu}}(s) & and then succeed.



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* In ''WesternAnimation/FernGullyTheLastRainforest'', Zak, the human, plays this role for the nonhuman locals, though he [[VanHelsingHateCrimes doesn't actually hurt anyone]]; he just tries to stop them.
-->'''Zak:''' Guys, things have got to change.
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-->''Why can't a witch be a witch hunter?''

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-->''Why --->'''Chloe:''' Why can't a witch be a witch hunter?''hunter?



* [[Literature/TheLegendOfDrizzt Drizzt Do'Urden]] from the ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' is another poster boy contender considering how badly he breaks his vow to never kill drow elves.
** He discards the vow in the third group of books after realizing it's stupid to kill goblins and other evil monsters, but not drow.

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* [[Literature/TheLegendOfDrizzt ''Literature/TheLegendOfDrizzt'':
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Drizzt Do'Urden]] Do'Urden from the ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms is another poster boy contender considering how badly he breaks his vow to never kill drow elves.
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elves. He discards the vow in the third group of books after realizing it's stupid to kill goblins and other evil monsters, but not drow.



* While we're at it, Jander Sunstar from the ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' and ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'' is yet another vampire hunter vampire.

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While we're at it, Jander Sunstar from the ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' Forgotten Realms and ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'' Ravenloft is yet another vampire hunter vampire-hunter vampire.



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* The title character of ''Series/{{Angel}}'' is a vampire who hunts other vampires, and the character Spike also fits this description. When Angel first meets Buffy in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' he tells her that what he wants is to kill them, to kill them all. It turns out that he wants to kill them to make up for his own monstrous actions.
** Spike initially inverts some parts of the trope since he starts out fighting vampires and demons not because he wanted to be good, but because he could no longer attack humans and [[BloodKnight REALLY missed violence]].

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
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The title character of ''Series/{{Angel}}'' is a vampire who hunts other vampires, and the character Spike also fits this description. character When Angel first meets Buffy in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' he tells her that what he wants is to kill them, to kill them all. It turns out that he wants to kill them to make up for his own monstrous actions.
** Spike also fits this description, although he initially inverts some parts of the trope since he starts out fighting vampires and demons not because he wanted wants to be good, but because he could can no longer attack humans and [[BloodKnight REALLY missed misses violence]].



* Eric Cord from ''Werewolf'' did this for the entire series.

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* %%* Eric Cord from ''Werewolf'' did does this for the entire series.






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* One of the potential racial backgrounds for the Shardmind in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' 4e is Shard Slayer, a Shardmind which believes that, since their kind was born from shards of the living gate, then a dead Shardmind's life force returns to it and mends the gaps that allows the influence of the Far Realm to seep through. This mentality is taken to a logical extreme as Shard Slayers hunt down and kill other Shardmind and destroy unawakened shards in the hopes of closing the gate back up.
** The Ranger class has the Favored Enemy ability, where the character chooses one or more species and gains several benefits fighting that species. Only an evil Ranger can choose their own species, however, in which case they qualify for this trope.
** In ''Van Richten's Guide to Witches'' (an accessory for the ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'' campaign), the good doctor claims that he wrote the book with the help of a greenhag who despised other members of her species and was all to willing to aid him in publishing a book that could be used against them. (Why? According to Van Richten, she refused to say.)
* A few examples from the [[TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness new World of Darkness]]:

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* * ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''
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One of the potential racial backgrounds for the Shardmind in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' 4e 4[-[[superscript:th]]-] Edition is Shard Slayer, a Shardmind which believes that, since their kind was born from shards of the living gate, then a dead Shardmind's life force lifeforce returns to it and mends the gaps that allows the influence of the Far Realm to seep through. This mentality is taken to a logical extreme as Shard Slayers hunt down and kill other Shardmind and destroy unawakened shards in the hopes of closing the gate back up.
** The Ranger class has the Favored Enemy ability, where the character chooses one or more species and gains several benefits fighting that species. Only In 3.0, only an evil Ranger can choose their own species, however, in which case they qualify for this trope.
trope. In Edition 3.5, the evil limitation is removed; note though that "Favored Enemy" involves some non-combat bonuses, so a ranger could simply pick his own species to ease up interaction, or because they're likely the most common enemies (in the case of humans) rather than any desire to hunt them down.
** In ''Van Richten's Guide to Witches'' (an accessory for the ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'' campaign), the good doctor claims that he wrote the book with the help of a greenhag who despised other members of her species and was all to too willing to aid him in publishing a book that could be used against them. (Why? According to Van Richten, she refused to say.)
* A few examples from the [[TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness new World of Darkness]]:''TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness'':






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* Full-blooded demon Sparda in the ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry'' back story turned against his fellow demons and sealed them in their own world. His son Dante, a half-demon himself, carries on by hunting demons who sneak into our world. Nero in ''[=DMC4=]'' counts as well, [[spoiler:if one accepts the cut material where he is Vergil's son - Dante's nephew - and thus making him a quarter-demon.]]
* In ''SidMeiersPirates'', you have the option of only going after other pirates if you so choose.
* [[spoiler:Adell]] in ''VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories''. Of course, [[spoiler:he's unaware that he's not human]].

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* Full-blooded demon Sparda in the ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry'' back story turned against his fellow demons and sealed them in their own world. His son Dante, a half-demon himself, carries on by hunting demons who sneak into our world. Nero in ''[=DMC4=]'' counts as well, [[spoiler:if one accepts the cut material where he is Vergil's son - -- Dante's nephew - -- and thus making him a quarter-demon.]]
* In ''SidMeiersPirates'', ''VideoGame/SidMeiersPirates'', you have the option of only going after other pirates if you so choose.
* ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'':
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[[spoiler:Adell]] in ''VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories''. Of course, [[spoiler:he's unaware that he's not human]].



* Ashrah of the ''MortalKombat'' series is a demon who wields a holy sword that purifies her bit by bit with every one of her fellow demons that she kills. She hopes to become completely purified and holy this way.
* Pretty much the biggest {{reveal}} for ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' is that [[spoiler:Zero]] is the ''original'' Viral Maverick (meaning that TheVirus originally came from him). Not only is this fitting for the trope, it also makes him the [[TheAtoner hunter of the race he unwittingly created]].

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* Ashrah of the ''MortalKombat'' ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' series is a demon who wields a holy sword that purifies her bit by bit with every one of her fellow demons that she kills. She hopes to become completely purified and holy this way.
* ''VideoGame/MegaManX'':
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Pretty much the biggest {{reveal}} for ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' is that [[spoiler:Zero]] is the ''original'' Viral Maverick (meaning that TheVirus originally came from him). Not only is this fitting for the trope, it also makes him the [[TheAtoner hunter of the race he unwittingly created]].



* [[spoiler: Balthazar]] from ''BaldursGate II: Throne of Bhaal''. He knows the Bhaalspawn aren't AlwaysChaoticEvil, but thinks they're still too dangerous, and he intends to kill himself last in a ritual designed to stop this from bringing Bhaal back. He actually works with some of the other powerful Bhaalspawn because they want to kill all the others ''except'' themselves.

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* [[spoiler: Balthazar]] from ''BaldursGate II: Throne of Bhaal''.''VideoGame/BaldursGateIIThroneOfBhaal''. He knows the Bhaalspawn aren't AlwaysChaoticEvil, but thinks they're still too dangerous, and he intends to kill himself last in a ritual designed to stop this from bringing Bhaal back. He actually works with some of the other powerful Bhaalspawn because they want to kill all the others ''except'' themselves.



* Demon hunters in ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' study and use fel magic in order to more effectively hunt demons. Since the magic is innately corrupting, many of them become partially demonic themselves and may or may not retain their original noble intentions.

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* ''VideoGame/WarCraft'':
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Demon hunters in ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' study and use fel magic in order to more effectively hunt demons. Since the magic is innately corrupting, many of them become partially demonic themselves and may or may not retain their original noble intentions.



* The Dragonborn in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' is a mortal with an Aedric dragon soul who fights other Dragons. [[spoiler:The trope is played even straighter in the ''Dragonborn'' DLC, when the Dragonborn is forced into a confrontation with [[EvilCounterpart Miraak]], the First Dragonborn]].
** In fact, the Dragonborn's very title reflects this: in Dragon, "Dragonborn" is "Dovahkiin" which, when broken down the way most dragon names are, becomes "Dov Ah Kiin", or "Dragonkind Hunter Born".

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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'':
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The Dragonborn in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' is a mortal with an Aedric dragon soul who fights other Dragons. [[spoiler:The trope is played even straighter in the ''Dragonborn'' DLC, when the Dragonborn is forced into a confrontation with [[EvilCounterpart Miraak]], the First Dragonborn]].
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Dragonborn]]. In fact, the Dragonborn's very title reflects this: in Dragon, "Dragonborn" is "Dovahkiin" which, when broken down the way most dragon names are, becomes "Dov Ah Kiin", or "Dragonkind Hunter Born".



-->'''Raven:''' You wanted to see me, Isis?
-->'''Isis:''' Indeed, Raven. I have a new mission for you.
-->'''Raven:''' Do I get to kill vampires?
-->'''Isis:''' Still holding a grudge against your own kind?
-->'''Raven:''' Always.

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-->'''Raven:''' You wanted to see me, Isis?
-->'''Isis:'''
Isis?\\
'''Isis:'''
Indeed, Raven. I have a new mission for you.
-->'''Raven:'''
you.\\
'''Raven:'''
Do I get to kill vampires?
-->'''Isis:'''
vampires?\\
'''Isis:'''
Still holding a grudge against your own kind?
-->'''Raven:'''
kind?\\
'''Raven:'''
Always.



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* Arcueid from ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' took this trope to its logical conclusion, making herself the LastOfHerKind.

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* ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'':
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Arcueid from ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' from took this trope to its logical conclusion, making herself the LastOfHerKind.






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* Othar Tryggvassen, '''GentlemanAdventurer!''', from ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', is a Spark on a quest to kill Sparks (eventually even the good ones, but for now just the bad ones). He's even outright stated that after he rid Europe of all the other Sparks, he'll end his own life just to ensure that the Spark is no more.
** On [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/fun/twitter_othar_01.php meeting]] his ''{{doppelganger}}'':
---> A puzzler. All Sparks must die, yet I am a Spark. I will kill myself when my mission is complete, but now I can kill myself first. Tempting.

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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'':
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Othar Tryggvassen, '''GentlemanAdventurer!''', from ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', is a Spark on a quest to kill Sparks (eventually even the good ones, but for now just the bad ones). He's even outright stated that after he rid Europe of all the other Sparks, he'll end his own life just to ensure that the Spark is no more.
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more. On [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/fun/twitter_othar_01.php meeting]] his ''{{doppelganger}}'':
---> A --->''A puzzler. All Sparks must die, yet I am a Spark. I will kill myself when my mission is complete, but now I can kill myself first. Tempting.''






* ShowWithinAShow example from ''LookToTheWest'': one of the seminal works in that world's "[[SteamPunk Automaton fiction]]" craze of the 1820s-1850s period is ''The Venator'', about a KillerRobot whose role is to hunt down and kill the last of his own rebellious kind and, once this is accomplished, to [[NoPlaceForMeThere dismantle himself]].
* Dr. Alto Clef of the ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'' is a RealityWarper[[note]]or at least is totally immune to the powers of [[RealityWarper Reality Warpers]][[/note]] who is committed to using his powers only to get rid of other reality warpers.
** Assuming that [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-349 SCP-349]] is the work of one person, that person is an immortal who hunts and kills immortals who started out mortal and purposfully became immortal.
* ''FeedingTheTrolls'' is a series making fun of internet {{Troll}}s and other inflammatory figures on YouTube, essentially trolling trolls.

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* ShowWithinAShow example from ''LookToTheWest'': ''Literature/LookToTheWest'': one of the seminal works in that world's "[[SteamPunk Automaton fiction]]" craze of the 1820s-1850s period is ''The Venator'', about a KillerRobot whose role is to hunt down and kill the last of his own rebellious kind and, once this is accomplished, to [[NoPlaceForMeThere dismantle himself]].
* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'':
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Dr. Alto Clef of the ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'' is a RealityWarper[[note]]or RealityWarper (or at least is totally immune to the powers of [[RealityWarper Reality Warpers]][[/note]] Warpers]]) who is committed to using his powers only to get rid of other reality warpers.
** Assuming that [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-349 SCP-349]] is the work of one person, that person is an immortal who hunts and kills immortals who started out mortal and purposfully purposefully became immortal.
* ''FeedingTheTrolls'' ''WebVideo/FeedingTheTrolls'' is a series making fun of internet {{Troll}}s and other inflammatory figures on YouTube, Webstie/YouTube, essentially trolling trolls.



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* In ''WesternAnimation/FernGullyTheLastRainforest'', Zak, the human, plays this role for the nonhuman locals, though he [[VanHelsingHateCrimes doesn't actually hurt anyone]]; he just tries to stop them.
-->'''Zak:''' Guys, things have got to change.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/FernGullyTheLastRainforest'', Zak, the human, plays this role for the nonhuman locals, though he [[VanHelsingHateCrimes doesn't actually hurt anyone]]; he just tries to stop them.
-->'''Zak:''' Guys, things have got to change.
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* ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'', Rex being an EVO, is employed to fight [=EVOs=].
** This trope is actually [[PlayedWith played with]] because everyone on Earth, [[spoiler: except White Knight,]] is infected with nanites, the things that cause people to turn into [=EVOs=]. That means ''everyone'' at Providence is hunting down their own kind and anyone of them could randomly turn into one at ''anytime'' without warning.

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* ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'', Rex being an EVO, is employed to fight [=EVOs=].
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[=EVOs=]. This trope is actually [[PlayedWith played with]] because everyone on Earth, [[spoiler: except [[spoiler:except White Knight,]] is infected with nanites, the things that cause people to turn into [=EVOs=]. That means ''everyone'' at Providence is hunting down their own kind and anyone of them could randomly turn into one at ''anytime'' without warning.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' brings us a rather prominent member of the anti bending supremacist faction, the Equalists, who is himself a waterbender. [[spoiler: Specifically, it's the leader of the movement, Amon, who has dedicated his life to ridding the world of bending.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' brings us a rather prominent member of the anti bending anti-bending supremacist faction, the Equalists, who is himself a waterbender. [[spoiler: Specifically, [[spoiler:Specifically, it's the leader of the movement, Amon, who has dedicated his life to ridding the world of bending.]]



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