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7th Sep '16 1:28:50 PM Prometheus117
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** Wrathion is a black dragon that, due to the unique circumstances of his birth, is free of the Old God corruption that has taken over the rest of the Black Dragonflight. He's on a crusade to eliminate the tainted black dragons, and the rogue legendary Fangs of the Father questline is centered around helping him do this. By the end of the quest, he claims to be the LastOfHisKind, though observant players have noticed [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse there is at least one other black dragon (Sabellian) unaccounted for]].

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** Wrathion is a black dragon that, due to the unique circumstances of his birth, is free of the Old God corruption that has taken over the rest of the Black Dragonflight. He's on a crusade to eliminate the tainted black dragons, and the rogue legendary Fangs of the Father questline is centered around helping him do this. By the end of the quest, he claims to be the LastOfHisKind, though observant players have noticed [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse there is at least one other black dragon (Sabellian) unaccounted for]]. [[spoiler:And it turns out there was one other uncorrupted black dragon as well ''long'' before he came around named Ebyssian, who hid himself as a spiritwalker among the tauren named Spiritwalker [[MeaningfulName Ebonhorn]]]].
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}}''
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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'':
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** ''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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