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24th Mar '17 2:33:16 PM Snickerway
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* In the final case of the VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney trilogy, there is a character who receives instructions to help with a murder and is so innocent as to misinterpret them as instructions to throw gravy onto a portrait. The same case also involves a [[spoiler: PuritySue who is absolutely committed to helping protect both a heinous villain and a SympatheticMurderer and following any instructions from them regarding how to help them avoid being caught]].

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* In the final case of the VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney trilogy, there is a character who [[spoiler: Pearl Fey]] receives instructions to help with a murder and is so innocent as to misinterpret them as instructions to throw gravy onto a portrait. The same case also involves a [[spoiler: PuritySue Iris, who is absolutely committed to helping protect both a heinous villain and a SympatheticMurderer and following any instructions from them regarding how to help them avoid being caught]].
14th Mar '17 6:12:37 PM HeroicJay
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' features a squad of [[AdorableEvilMinions Rubies]] the Crystal Gems end up playing baseball against. Not only does it never occur to them to ''cheat'' (or just ignore the game altogether, since the stakes are definitely not in the Rubies' favor) and continue on with their mission unmolested, they...[[TheDitz aren't particularly bright]], with their leader [[spoiler:missing the Crystal Gem's own Ruby adding herself to the squad]] because she forgot to count ''herself'' during roll call, not actually bothering to figure out the difference between humans and [[AmazingTechnicolorPopulation Gems]] before going to Earth, barely show any aggression except for Eyeball and Army, and when they finally figure out their opponents are Gems [[spoiler:are entirely willing to leave well enough alone when put on a Snipe Hunt for their actual objective.]] Then they return and completely buy "Jasper's" explanation for why she should stay on Earth to "watch" the Crystal Gems, despite it being extremely obvious that "Jasper" is actually a shapeshifted Amethyst. [[[[SubvertedTrope However,]] Eyeball turns out to be AxCrazy when separated from the group, and Navy apparently-independently comes up with a plan to humiliate the Crystal Gems mean-spirited enough to earn her an A+ in evil.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' features a squad of [[AdorableEvilMinions Rubies]] the Crystal Gems end up playing baseball against. Not only does it never occur to them to ''cheat'' (or just ignore the game altogether, since the stakes are definitely not in the Rubies' favor) and continue on with their mission unmolested, they...[[TheDitz aren't particularly bright]], with their leader [[spoiler:missing the Crystal Gem's own Ruby adding herself to the squad]] because she forgot to count ''herself'' during roll call, not actually bothering to figure out the difference between humans and [[AmazingTechnicolorPopulation Gems]] before going to Earth, barely show any aggression except for Eyeball and Army, and when they finally figure out their opponents are Gems [[spoiler:are entirely willing to leave well enough alone when put on a Snipe Hunt for their actual objective.]] Then they return and completely buy "Jasper's" explanation for why she should stay on Earth to "watch" the Crystal Gems, despite it being extremely obvious that "Jasper" is actually a shapeshifted Amethyst. [[[[SubvertedTrope [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope However,]] Eyeball turns out to be AxCrazy when separated from the group, and Navy apparently-independently comes up with a plan to humiliate the Crystal Gems mean-spirited enough to earn her an A+ in evil.]]
14th Mar '17 6:11:08 PM HeroicJay
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' features a squad of [[AdorableEvilMinions Rubies]] the Crystal Gems end up playing baseball against. Not only does it never occur to them to ''cheat'' and continue on with their mission unmolested, they...[[TheDitz aren't particularly bright]], with their leader [[spoiler:missing the Crystal Gem's own Ruby adding herself to the squad]] because she forgot to count ''herself'' during roll call, not actually bothering to figure out the difference between humans and [[AmazingTechnicolorPopulation Gems]] before going to Earth, barely show any aggression except for Left Eye Ruy (and even then it's more because she's impatient and focused on the mission than any actual meanness), and when they finally figure out their opponents are Gems [[spoiler:are entirely willing to leave well enough alone when put on a Snipe Hunt for their actual objective.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' features a squad of [[AdorableEvilMinions Rubies]] the Crystal Gems end up playing baseball against. Not only does it never occur to them to ''cheat'' (or just ignore the game altogether, since the stakes are definitely not in the Rubies' favor) and continue on with their mission unmolested, they...[[TheDitz aren't particularly bright]], with their leader [[spoiler:missing the Crystal Gem's own Ruby adding herself to the squad]] because she forgot to count ''herself'' during roll call, not actually bothering to figure out the difference between humans and [[AmazingTechnicolorPopulation Gems]] before going to Earth, barely show any aggression except for Left Eye Ruy (and even then it's more because she's impatient Eyeball and focused on the mission than any actual meanness), Army, and when they finally figure out their opponents are Gems [[spoiler:are entirely willing to leave well enough alone when put on a Snipe Hunt for their actual objective.]] Then they return and completely buy "Jasper's" explanation for why she should stay on Earth to "watch" the Crystal Gems, despite it being extremely obvious that "Jasper" is actually a shapeshifted Amethyst. [[[[SubvertedTrope However,]] Eyeball turns out to be AxCrazy when separated from the group, and Navy apparently-independently comes up with a plan to humiliate the Crystal Gems mean-spirited enough to earn her an A+ in evil.]]
13th Mar '17 1:56:04 PM Vorhias
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->''"You're quasi-evil. You're semi-evil. You're the margarine of evil. You're the Diet Coke of evil. Just one calorie, not evil enough."''

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->''"You're quasi-evil. You're semi-evil. You're the margarine of evil. You're You are the Diet Coke Pepsi One of evil. Just one calorie, not evil enough."''
24th Feb '17 9:23:56 PM Luppercus
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* Basil in ''WesternAnimation/{{Babar}}'', although he never questions his boss Lord Rataxesís actions, he tend to soften them if he can. He even returns Isabelle (Babarís baby daughter) doll once Rataxes took it in an episode when he could ask for anything he wanted in Celesteville due to some obscure oath.
10th Feb '17 10:32:55 PM merotoker
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* [[ComicBook/TheSuperiorFoesOfSpiderman The Superior Foes Of Spiderman]] were a whole superteam full of these, although Overdrive takes the cake, with his man-crush on Luke Cage. When Cage and Iron Fist beat up the team and get them arrested, he vehemently defends their actions.

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* [[ComicBook/TheSuperiorFoesOfSpiderman The Superior Foes Of Spiderman]] ComicBook/TheSuperiorFoesOfSpiderMan were a whole superteam full of these, although Overdrive takes the cake, with his man-crush on Luke Cage. When Cage and Iron Fist beat up the team and get them arrested, he vehemently defends their actions.



** Jenner's best friend and minion Sullivan from ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH'' isn't really a bad guy at all, he just didn't choose his friends wisely. When Jenner plots to kill Nicodemus and Mrs. Brisby's children he objects to this, which leads to his HeelFaceTurn. Unfortunately, before he can officially join the heroes, he is stabbed in the back and mortally wounded by Jenner for interfering with his plans... but before he expires he pulls a RedemptionEqualsDeath when he throws a dagger into Jenner's back and kills him... with his last dying breath.
** Tiger from ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'' makes his appearence as a member of the Mott Street Maulers, a gang of [[CatsAreMean cats]] that Fievel runs into. However, he quickly proves to be a goofy lug of a cat(A vegetarian, for one) and NotSoDifferent from Fievel himself. After the big musical number that allows Fievel to escape from his cage Tiger is quickly fired but doesn't mind, and when all is said and done helps Fievel's family with the search.

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** Jenner's best friend and minion Sullivan from ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNimh'' isn't really a bad guy at all, he just didn't choose his friends wisely. When Jenner plots to kill Nicodemus and Mrs. Brisby's children he objects to this, which leads to his HeelFaceTurn. Unfortunately, before he can officially join the heroes, he is stabbed in the back and mortally wounded by Jenner for interfering with his plans... but before he expires he pulls a RedemptionEqualsDeath when he throws a dagger into Jenner's back and kills him... with his last dying breath.
** Tiger from ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'' makes his appearence appearance as a member of the Mott Street Maulers, a gang of [[CatsAreMean cats]] that Fievel runs into. However, he quickly proves to be a goofy lug of a cat(A vegetarian, for one) and NotSoDifferent from Fievel himself. After the big musical number that allows Fievel to escape from his cage Tiger is quickly fired but doesn't mind, and when all is said and done helps Fievel's family with the search.



* {{Laika}} too:

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* {{Laika}} Creator/{{Laika}} too:



* Inferno of ''Webcomic/APTComic''. A henchmen of [[SonicTheHedgehog Eggman]], and loyal unlike, say, Shadow. But he's not exactly doing anything worse than making pouty faces.

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* Inferno of ''Webcomic/APTComic''. A henchmen of [[SonicTheHedgehog [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Eggman]], and loyal unlike, say, Shadow. But he's not exactly doing anything worse than making pouty faces.



** Mr. Beastly from ''[[WesternAnimation/CareBears1980s The Care Bear Family]]'' would often talk his mind into knots in trying to remind himself that "[[GoodIsBadAndBadIsGood good is bad and bad is good and...]]".

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** Mr. Beastly from ''[[WesternAnimation/CareBears1980s The Care Bear Family]]'' would often talk his mind into knots in trying to remind himself that "[[GoodIsBadAndBadIsGood "[[BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad good is bad and bad is good and...]]".



* Nazi {{Mook}} Schulz from ''[[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Daffy the Commando]]''.

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* Nazi {{Mook}} {{Mook|s}} Schulz from ''[[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Daffy the Commando]]''.



* HarleyQuinn in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' is in crime just for fun and for her strange love toward TheJoker, she even has her own episodes struggling for rehabilitation. Other versions in other media does show a darker and more violent personality. Wesker the Ventriloquist is another example, of course his problem is his SplitPersonality that causes him to have an violent evil AlterEgo named Scarface (his Ventriloquist's dummy).

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* HarleyQuinn ComicBook/HarleyQuinn in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' is in crime just for fun and for her strange love toward TheJoker, ComicBook/TheJoker; she even has her own episodes struggling for rehabilitation. Other versions in other media does show a darker and more violent personality. Wesker the Ventriloquist is another example, of course his problem is his SplitPersonality that causes him to have an violent evil AlterEgo named Scarface (his Ventriloquist's dummy).



* Among the Greasers in ''WesternAnimation/CatDog'', we have Lube to Cliff, primarily because the former is takes DogsAreDumb to new levels.

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* Among the Greasers in ''WesternAnimation/CatDog'', we have Lube to Cliff, primarily because the former is takes DogsAreDumb to new levels.



* Sergeant Dunder in ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'', he is trully well-intended and friendly, even befriends Baloo and Kit, but he serves in the military of a [[UsefulNotes/SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn USSR]] {{Expy}} [[GeorgeOrwell Orwellian dictadorship]], under the much meaner Colonel Ivanod Spigot.
* Dudley the shark in ''WesternAnimation/SabansAdventuresOfTheLittleMermaid'' is the minion of the witch Hedwig and is mostly dumb and dimwitted. Some episodes even shows that he can be noble.

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* Sergeant Dunder in ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'', he is trully well-intended and friendly, even befriends Baloo and Kit, but he serves in the military of a [[UsefulNotes/SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn USSR]] {{Expy}} [[GeorgeOrwell [[Creator/GeorgeOrwell Orwellian dictadorship]], under the much meaner Colonel Ivanod Spigot.
* Dudley the shark in ''WesternAnimation/SabansAdventuresOfTheLittleMermaid'' is the minion of the witch Hedwig and is mostly dumb and dimwitted. Some episodes even shows show that he can be noble.
22nd Jan '17 3:30:46 PM Luppercus
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* Dudley the shark in ''WesternAnimation/SabansAdventuresOfTheLittleMermaid'' is the minion of the witch Hedwig and is mostly dumb and dimwitted. Some episodes even shows that he can be noble.
18th Jan '17 8:11:53 AM Andyroid
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** Kronk is this to Yzma in ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove''.
-->'''Yzma:''' A few drops of ''this'', and he'll be dead before dessert!\\

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** Kronk is this to Yzma in ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove''.
-->'''Yzma:'''
''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove''; he's a lovable oaf who is more interested in cooking than being a henchman.
--->'''Yzma:'''
A few drops of ''this'', and he'll be dead before dessert!\\



-->'''Ratcliffe:''' We shall give them a proper English greeting!\\

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-->'''Ratcliffe:''' --->'''Ratcliffe:''' We shall give them a proper English greeting!\\



** Dijon the thief in ''WesternAnimation/DuckTalesTheMovieTreasureOfTheLostLamp'', reluctant server of BigBad evil sorcerer Merlok, but not evil himself, more like a comedic relief character.

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** Dijon the thief in ''WesternAnimation/DuckTalesTheMovieTreasureOfTheLostLamp'', reluctant server servant of BigBad evil sorcerer Merlok, but not evil himself, more like a comedic relief character.
10th Jan '17 10:17:39 PM bt8257
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Contrast HarmlessVillain, WorthyOpponent, PunchClockVillain, ReluctantMonster, and ObliviouslyEvil. See also SurroundedByIdiots, TokenGoodTeammate, PokeThePoodle, WhiteSheep, MercifulMinion, and GoodAllAlong. Compare and contrast with HeroWithAnFInGood. Frequently hold back a truly terrifying boss due to the ConservationOfCompetence.

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Contrast HarmlessVillain, WorthyOpponent, PunchClockVillain, ReluctantMonster, and ObliviouslyEvil. See also SurroundedByIdiots, TokenGoodTeammate, PokeThePoodle, WhiteSheep, MercifulMinion, and GoodAllAlong. Compare and contrast with HeroWithAnFInGood. Frequently hold back a truly terrifying boss due to the ConservationOfCompetence.
19th Dec '16 4:33:17 AM Shadowgazer
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No, he doesn't kick himself by accident when trying to KickTheDog. He's a henchman to a CardCarryingVillain who can't quite wrap his mind around card-carrying villainy. As such, they often get confused and do "good" things like saying please or thank you or [[HelpfulMook being kind to the heroes in some way]] by mistake -- and get yelled at for it by their superior if caught. This character type tends to be predicated on the assumption that RousseauWasRight; theoretically, this so-called "villain" hasn't properly learned how to be bad. It is not just a matter of intelligence, the minion isn't goonish but very nice and gentle. Very much PlayedForLaughs, and most commonly used in children's shows, though if written right they can be just as funny or even more funny in adult aimed media. They often get a MookFaceTurn at the end of the series, or earlier if their boss is particularly mean with a MistreatmentInducedBetrayal. They may also get a TheDogBitesBack moment to go along with it.

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No, he doesn't kick himself by accident when trying to KickTheDog. He's a henchman to a CardCarryingVillain who can't quite wrap his mind around card-carrying villainy. As such, they often get confused and do "good" things like saying please or thank you or [[HelpfulMook being kind to the heroes in some way]] by mistake -- and get yelled at for it by their superior if caught. This character type tends to be predicated on the assumption that RousseauWasRight; theoretically, this so-called "villain" hasn't properly learned how to be bad. It is not just a matter of intelligence, the minion isn't is not goonish but actually very nice and gentle. Very much PlayedForLaughs, and most commonly used in children's shows, though if written right they can be just as funny or even more funny in adult aimed media. They often get a MookFaceTurn at the end of the series, or earlier if their boss is particularly mean with a MistreatmentInducedBetrayal. They may also get a TheDogBitesBack moment to go along with it.
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