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13th Aug '16 11:25:32 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* ''Series/{{Angel}}'': Before the show begins, Gunn has formulated a gang of homeless youths who swipe food and defend their ghetto from intruding vampires.

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* ''Series/{{Angel}}'': Before the show begins, Gunn has formulated a gang of homeless youths who swipe food and defend their ghetto from intruding vampires. Subverted in a later episode; after the running battle was won and Gunn left to join the main cast the gang devolved into murdering anything non-human, including several completely harmless "balance" demons, for fun.
12th Aug '16 9:04:52 PM Fireblood
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* ''Series/{{Accused}}'': Willy steals out of desperation to pay for his daughter's wedding. Frankie snaps and kills the man who drove his friend to suicide. Helen burns the factory of the man whose negligence caused her son's death.



* King David entering the holy temple to eat the "showbread" - consecrated loaves that only priests are allowed to eat - along with his starving men. The priests allow him to do it, but it's still a violation of Mosaic law. Jesus recounts this incident as a TakeThat to the "law-abiding" Pharisees

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* King David entering the holy temple to eat the "showbread" - consecrated loaves that only priests are allowed to eat - along with his starving men. The priests allow him to do it, but it's still a violation of Mosaic law. Jesus recounts this incident as a TakeThat to the "law-abiding" PhariseesPharisees.
17th Jul '16 10:15:41 AM sorako
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* Zabuza of the Hidden Mist from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' could be considered this. A rogue ninja is usually considered the worst of the worst by the villages, selfish traitors that betrayed their oaths. Zabuza's goal was to be able to mount a rebellion to take down the Mizukage. Typical power hungry jerk, right? WRONG. When he was last a member of the Hidden Mist Village, the Village was still in its Bloody Mist phase, killing off useful bloodline families out of fear (or so it seemed at first), even if they had stopped forcing ninja students in the academy to kill one another in a survival of the fittest test. Zabuza's own adopted son/partner Haku was also had a powerful bloodline ability, so his rebellion could also have been to make life better for him. In other settings and stories, Zabuza could have been a rebel AntiHero[[TheProtagonist Protagonist]]!!

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* Zabuza of the Hidden Mist from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' could be considered this. A rogue ninja is usually considered the worst of the worst by the villages, selfish traitors that betrayed their oaths. Zabuza's goal was to be able to mount a rebellion to take down the Mizukage. Typical power hungry jerk, right? WRONG. When he was last a member of the Hidden Mist Village, the Village was still in its Bloody Mist phase, killing off useful bloodline families out of fear (or so it seemed at first), even if they had stopped forcing ninja students in the academy to kill one another in a survival of the fittest test. Zabuza's own adopted son/partner Haku was also had a powerful bloodline ability, so his rebellion could also have been to make life better for him. In other settings and stories, Zabuza could have been a rebel AntiHero[[TheProtagonist Protagonist]]!!AntiHero protagonist!!
17th Jul '16 10:15:14 AM sorako
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* Zabuza of the Hidden Mist from ''Naruto'' could be considered this. A rogue ninja is usually considered the worst of the worst by the villages, selfish traitors that betrayed their oaths. Zabuza's goal was to be able to mount a rebellion to take down the Mizukage. Typical power hungry jerk, right? WRONG. When he was last a member of the Hidden Mist Village, the Village was still in its Bloody Mist phase, killing off useful bloodline families out of fear (or so it seemed at first), even if they had stopped forcing ninja students in the academy to kill one another in a survival of the fittest test. Zabuza's own adopted son/partner Haku was also had a powerful bloodline ability, so his rebellion could also have been to make life better for him. In other settings and stories, Zabuza could have been a rebel AntiHero[[TheProtagonist Protagonist]]!!

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* Zabuza of the Hidden Mist from ''Naruto'' ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' could be considered this. A rogue ninja is usually considered the worst of the worst by the villages, selfish traitors that betrayed their oaths. Zabuza's goal was to be able to mount a rebellion to take down the Mizukage. Typical power hungry jerk, right? WRONG. When he was last a member of the Hidden Mist Village, the Village was still in its Bloody Mist phase, killing off useful bloodline families out of fear (or so it seemed at first), even if they had stopped forcing ninja students in the academy to kill one another in a survival of the fittest test. Zabuza's own adopted son/partner Haku was also had a powerful bloodline ability, so his rebellion could also have been to make life better for him. In other settings and stories, Zabuza could have been a rebel AntiHero[[TheProtagonist Protagonist]]!!
10th Jun '16 12:14:49 PM Eddy1215
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* A {{subversion}} is an episode of ''Series/{{Chuck}}'' wherein the Buy More is robbed by a bumbling, all around likable guy. [[spoiler: who is actually a competent, ruthless agent of the NebulousEvilOrganization in the series and who did the robbery only to draw Chuck and his partners out]].

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* A {{subversion}} is an episode of ''Series/{{Chuck}}'' wherein the Buy More is robbed by a bumbling, all around likable guy. [[spoiler: who [[spoiler:Who is actually a competent, ruthless agent of the NebulousEvilOrganization in the series and who did the robbery only to draw Chuck and his partners out]].
6th May '16 10:28:36 PM Doug86
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* ''AntiheroForHire'' The Vengeful Sisters consider themselves this.

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* ''AntiheroForHire'' ''Webcomic/AntiheroForHire'' The Vengeful Sisters consider themselves this.
30th Apr '16 7:00:45 PM Lokoron
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* ''Literature/HollowPlaces'' has Tyler. He only stole to feed his granddaughter, yet isn't bitter about the length of his sentence. [[spoiler: Too bad it ends up being for nothing, as the granddaughter is eventually killed by the woman who got custody after Tyler's imprisonment.]]
20th Apr '16 1:31:04 AM Shadowgazer
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May involve an AssholeVictim on the receiving end, particularly if the JustifiedCriminal is presented as sympathetic for committing assault or even murder in the defense of someone else.

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May involve an AssholeVictim on the receiving end, particularly if the JustifiedCriminal is presented as sympathetic for committing assault or even murder in the defense of someone else. The most justified examples also steal for survival and non-violently.
19th Apr '16 12:45:54 PM zoop
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* The character of "Cricket" in ''Literature/{{Relativity}}'' can talk to insects, but no one will believe him. At first, he commands bugs to commit crimes just to prove he can do it. Later, however, he becomes homeless and jobless, and has the insects steal so he can feed himself.
16th Apr '16 10:42:52 AM Dechstreme
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* Zabuza of the Hidden Mist from ''Naruto'' could be considered this. A rogue ninja is usually considered the worst of the worst by the villages, selfish traitors that betrayed their oaths. Zabuza's goal was to be able to mount a rebellion to take down the Mizukage. Typical power hungry jerk, right? WRONG. When he was last a member of the Hidden Mist Village, the Village was still in its Bloody Mist phase, killing off useful bloodline families out of fear (or so it seemed at first), even if they had stopped forcing ninja students in the academy to kill one another in a survival of the fittest test. Zabuza's own adopted son/partner Haku was also had a powerful bloodline ability, so his rebellion could also have been to make life better for him. In other settings and stories, Zabuza could have been a rebel [[AntiHero Anti]]-[[HeroProtagonist]]!!

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* Zabuza of the Hidden Mist from ''Naruto'' could be considered this. A rogue ninja is usually considered the worst of the worst by the villages, selfish traitors that betrayed their oaths. Zabuza's goal was to be able to mount a rebellion to take down the Mizukage. Typical power hungry jerk, right? WRONG. When he was last a member of the Hidden Mist Village, the Village was still in its Bloody Mist phase, killing off useful bloodline families out of fear (or so it seemed at first), even if they had stopped forcing ninja students in the academy to kill one another in a survival of the fittest test. Zabuza's own adopted son/partner Haku was also had a powerful bloodline ability, so his rebellion could also have been to make life better for him. In other settings and stories, Zabuza could have been a rebel [[AntiHero Anti]]-[[HeroProtagonist]]!!AntiHero[[TheProtagonist Protagonist]]!!
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