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28th Aug '16 2:05:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ThereWillBeBrawl'' uses this a lot. Farthest towards the "Hero" side would be [[TheStoic Luigi]] and [[spoiler: Red,]] who genuinely want the best for the Mushroom Kingdom and its inhabitants, and work to solve the mysteries in the show ''without'' resorting to more extreme methods like [[FallenHero Mario or Link.]] Characters closer to the "Villain" side are people like Wario, who's only out for his own self-interests, then [[spoiler: Zelda]] who forcibly attempts to usurp the Kingdom's power, and finally [[spoiler:Kirby]] at the most extreme, who just likes killing people and sowing fear among the populace.
* The ''WhateleyUniverse'' does this in spades. Start with the heroes of Team Kimba. They range from the 'I don't even want to hit people' attitude of Phase to the 'I had to slaughter a hundred bad guys to rescue people' switch of Tennyo to Bladedancer, who killed an ordinary family man in cold blood to prevent a possible BadFuture. The villains are all over the place too. Supervillain Dr. Diabolik is apparently a great father, and his children have said he only does the things he does to advance mankind.
* Any online roleplay is prone to this, due to the number of creators. DestineEnormity has a wide variety of good guys and bad guys on both sides. The sides are more divided by the OrderVersusChaos axis than anything else, but even that's an informal OOC distinction.

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* ''ThereWillBeBrawl'' ''WebVideo/ThereWillBeBrawl'' uses this a lot. Farthest towards the "Hero" side would be [[TheStoic Luigi]] and [[spoiler: Red,]] who genuinely want the best for the Mushroom Kingdom and its inhabitants, and work to solve the mysteries in the show ''without'' resorting to more extreme methods like [[FallenHero Mario or Link.]] Characters closer to the "Villain" side are people like Wario, who's only out for his own self-interests, then [[spoiler: Zelda]] who forcibly attempts to usurp the Kingdom's power, and finally [[spoiler:Kirby]] at the most extreme, who just likes killing people and sowing fear among the populace.
* The ''WhateleyUniverse'' ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'' does this in spades. Start with the heroes of Team Kimba. They range from the 'I don't even want to hit people' attitude of Phase to the 'I had to slaughter a hundred bad guys to rescue people' switch of Tennyo to Bladedancer, who killed an ordinary family man in cold blood to prevent a possible BadFuture. The villains are all over the place too. Supervillain Dr. Diabolik is apparently a great father, and his children have said he only does the things he does to advance mankind.
* Any online roleplay is prone to this, due to the number of creators. DestineEnormity Roleplay/DestineEnormity has a wide variety of good guys and bad guys on both sides. The sides are more divided by the OrderVersusChaos axis than anything else, but even that's an informal OOC distinction.
15th Aug '16 6:39:20 PM TheBigBopper
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** Taken to extremes with the main character, who can be convincingly argued to fall under [[http://alsosprachodin.deviantart.com/art/Lelouch-s-Alignment-Chart-148296568 any moral alignment]].

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** Taken to extremes with the main character, who can be convincingly argued to fall under [[http://alsosprachodin.deviantart.com/art/Lelouch-s-Alignment-Chart-148296568 any moral alignment]].alignment]] depending on the situation.
24th Jul '16 6:35:11 PM ChrisX
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* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' might look like it's a cheery good vs evil showdown, but it runs deeper than that, everyone HAS their reasons to fight. If there is a scale of comparing the characters, they would be divided to the 100% heroes, the AntiHero, the neutral heroes, the AntiVillain, and the 100% villains.
24th Jul '16 4:48:22 PM nombretomado
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* The manga version of ''ChronoCrusade''. Azmaria, Mary Magdalene and most of the members of the Magdalene Order are clearly heroes. Rosette's very heroic, but [[NunTooHoly has a number of vices and character flaws that get the best of her]]; Chrono is kind and gentle but has a dark past (including [[HeelFaceTurn formerly being one of the villains]]); and Satella is mostly concerned with her own goals but still shows empathy towards others. The Sinners, although being the main villains, are mostly in the gray, from Joshua (who is devoted to Aion because the demon horns on his head are [[ComesGreatInsanity making him lose his mind]], but who has understandable and occasionally noble motives) to Shader (who hates violence and expresses remorse for her actions but goes along with Aion because she believes in his ideals) to Aion himself, who is a WellIntentionedExtremist. The closest to the actual "villain" scale are the other demons, who are either beasts who take pleasure in attacking humans or soldiers sent to kill the Sinners and whoever gets in their way--but some of ''these'' are somewhat sympathetic, since many of them are simply [[spoiler:aliens stranded on a strange planet who are struggling to survive and believe in a lie perpetuated for generations]]. The morality structure is explained by the mangaka as being inspired by the idea that people aren't ''born'' evil, but ''become'' evil through their selfishness.

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* The manga version of ''ChronoCrusade''.''Manga/ChronoCrusade''. Azmaria, Mary Magdalene and most of the members of the Magdalene Order are clearly heroes. Rosette's very heroic, but [[NunTooHoly has a number of vices and character flaws that get the best of her]]; Chrono is kind and gentle but has a dark past (including [[HeelFaceTurn formerly being one of the villains]]); and Satella is mostly concerned with her own goals but still shows empathy towards others. The Sinners, although being the main villains, are mostly in the gray, from Joshua (who is devoted to Aion because the demon horns on his head are [[ComesGreatInsanity making him lose his mind]], but who has understandable and occasionally noble motives) to Shader (who hates violence and expresses remorse for her actions but goes along with Aion because she believes in his ideals) to Aion himself, who is a WellIntentionedExtremist. The closest to the actual "villain" scale are the other demons, who are either beasts who take pleasure in attacking humans or soldiers sent to kill the Sinners and whoever gets in their way--but some of ''these'' are somewhat sympathetic, since many of them are simply [[spoiler:aliens stranded on a strange planet who are struggling to survive and believe in a lie perpetuated for generations]]. The morality structure is explained by the mangaka as being inspired by the idea that people aren't ''born'' evil, but ''become'' evil through their selfishness.
22nd Jul '16 8:00:54 AM Morgenthaler
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** ''{{Disney/Frozen}}'' served this as a GenreDeconstruction of the typical Disney fairytale. The only true heroic characters are [[GenkiGirl Princess Anna of Arendelle]] (who, as a Deconstruction of the typical Disney heroine, suffered a few WhatAnIdiot and WrongGenreSavvy moments), Kristoff and [[PluckyComicRelief Olaf]]. [[AnIcePerson Queen Elsa]], served as a Deconstruction for the Evil Queen archetype, is a DarkMagicalGirl PersonOfMassDestruction who can creates ''sentient life'' and declares herself AboveGoodAndEvil but suffered a severe case of PowerIncontinence that plunges her country in an EndlessWinter [[spoiler:that she eventually learns how to lift]] and suffered one TraumaCongaLine after the next. Anna and Elsa's parents, served for the typical Missing Parent, are just [[ParentsAsPeople regular people]] who are UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom by isolating Elsa (and Anna) from the rest of the world for so many years. The trolls, despite their best intention, is rather [[PoorCommunicationKills vague]] on their instruction and caused the above misunderstanding on the part of the Arendelle royal family. The Duke of Weselton is a NotSoHarmlessVillain who is very [[ItsAllAboutMe egocentric]] but he is a WellIntentionedExtremist who wants to save Arendelle from the winter Elsa cast (if only for selfish reason). [[spoiler:And then there's the Deconstruction of PrinceCharming, [[BitchInSheepsClothing Prin]][[TheSociopath ce]] [[PragmaticVillainy H]][[EvilAllAlong a]][[ManipulativeBastard n]][[DangerouslyGenreSavvy s]] who has, according to WordOfGod, a FreudianExcuse.]]

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** ''{{Disney/Frozen}}'' served this as a GenreDeconstruction of the typical Disney fairytale. The only true heroic characters are [[GenkiGirl Princess Anna of Arendelle]] (who, as a Deconstruction of the typical Disney heroine, suffered a few WhatAnIdiot and WrongGenreSavvy moments), Kristoff and [[PluckyComicRelief Olaf]]. [[AnIcePerson Queen Elsa]], served as a Deconstruction for the Evil Queen archetype, is a DarkMagicalGirl PersonOfMassDestruction who can creates ''sentient life'' and declares herself AboveGoodAndEvil but suffered a severe case of PowerIncontinence that plunges her country in an EndlessWinter [[spoiler:that she eventually learns how to lift]] and suffered one TraumaCongaLine after the next. Anna and Elsa's parents, served for the typical Missing Parent, are just [[ParentsAsPeople regular people]] who are UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom by isolating Elsa (and Anna) from the rest of the world for so many years. The trolls, despite their best intention, is rather [[PoorCommunicationKills vague]] on their instruction and caused the above misunderstanding on the part of the Arendelle royal family. The Duke of Weselton is a NotSoHarmlessVillain who is very [[ItsAllAboutMe egocentric]] but he is a WellIntentionedExtremist who wants to save Arendelle from the winter Elsa cast (if only for selfish reason). [[spoiler:And then there's the Deconstruction of PrinceCharming, [[BitchInSheepsClothing Prin]][[TheSociopath ce]] [[PragmaticVillainy H]][[EvilAllAlong a]][[ManipulativeBastard n]][[DangerouslyGenreSavvy s]] Prince Hans who has, according to WordOfGod, a FreudianExcuse.]]
8th Jun '16 4:27:33 PM nighttrainfm
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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', most of Team Aang is unequivocally good and the most powerful members of the Fire Nation are power-hungry sociopaths, but almost everyone else falls somewhere in between. [[spoiler: Ba Sing Se]] turns out to be a CrapsaccharineWorld, and the Northern Water Tribe has some pretty sexist moments. The rank-and-file and civilians of the Fire Nation are more often misguided patriots than outright evil. You could make a decent argument that the whole series is a subversion of the AlwaysChaoticEvil trope.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', most of Team Aang is unequivocally good and the most powerful members of the Fire Nation are power-hungry sociopaths, imperialists, but almost everyone else falls somewhere in between. [[spoiler: Ba Sing Se]] turns out to be a CrapsaccharineWorld, and the Northern Water Tribe has some pretty sexist moments. The rank-and-file and civilians of the Fire Nation are more often misguided patriots than outright evil. You could make a decent argument that the whole series is a subversion of the AlwaysChaoticEvil trope.
31st May '16 9:25:06 AM WillBGood
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* ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'' [[DarkerAndEdgier eventually]] [[CerebusSyndrome divulges]] into this [[spoiler:when the MythArc [[AnotherDimension interdimensional]] war was revealed]]. Sort by factions and individual characters, we have: White (the You Show Duel School, Yuya, Yuzu and Gongenzaka) vs. Lighter Grey (Yuto [[spoiler:plus [[HeelFaceTurn Selena]]]]) vs. Darker Gray (the BigGood LDS, Kurosaki [[spoiler:and [[TheHero Yuya's]] [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Berserker mode]] for kicking only [[KickTheSonOfABitch assholes]]]]) vs. Black ([[spoiler:[[AcademyOfEvil the]] [[ForTheEvulz Aca]][[LackOfEmpathy de]][[WarForFunAndProfit mia]]]]). Yugo [[spoiler:and the Synchro Dimension]] didn't appear enough to sort into these shade of conflict while a few of the AssholeVictim are just {{Jerkass}}. [[spoiler:Sora]] seems to go from Dark Gray to Black with a few PetTheDog moments, before beginning a HeelFaceTurn due to a HeelRealization. Unusual for a ''[[Franchise/YuGiOh YGO]]'' franchise because it focuses on [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters a lot more characters]] at the same time than its predecessors, allow for more shades of conflict during one arc. More amazingly, the anime has a change in [[GenreShift genre]] and in morality within only about ''30'' episodes, impressive for a Shonen series.

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* ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'' [[DarkerAndEdgier eventually]] [[CerebusSyndrome divulges]] into this [[spoiler:when the MythArc [[AnotherDimension interdimensional]] war was revealed]]. Sort by factions and individual characters, we have: White (the You Show Duel School, Yuya, Yuzu and Gongenzaka) vs. Lighter Grey (Yuto [[spoiler:plus [[HeelFaceTurn Selena]]]]) vs. Darker Gray (the BigGood LDS, Kurosaki [[spoiler:and [[TheHero Yuya's]] [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Berserker mode]] for kicking only [[KickTheSonOfABitch assholes]]]]) vs. Black ([[spoiler:[[AcademyOfEvil the]] [[ForTheEvulz Aca]][[LackOfEmpathy de]][[WarForFunAndProfit mia]]]]). Yugo [[spoiler:and the Synchro Dimension]] didn't appear enough to sort into these shade of conflict while a few of the AssholeVictim {{Asshole Victim}}s are just {{Jerkass}}.{{Jerkass}}es. [[spoiler:Sora]] seems to go from Dark Gray to Black with a few PetTheDog moments, before beginning a HeelFaceTurn due to a HeelRealization. Unusual for a ''[[Franchise/YuGiOh YGO]]'' franchise because it focuses on [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters a lot more characters]] at the same time than its predecessors, allow for more shades of conflict during one arc. More amazingly, the anime has a change in [[GenreShift genre]] and in morality within only about ''30'' episodes, impressive for a Shonen series.
17th May '16 7:54:44 PM JulianLapostat
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->''"Among the Alps and Pyrenees, perhaps, there were no mixed characters. There, such as were not [[IncorruptiblePurePureness as spotless as an angel]] might have the dispositions of a fiend. But in England it was not so; among the English, she believed, in their hearts and habits, there was a general though unequal mixture of good and bad. Upon this conviction, she would not be surprised if even in Henry and Eleanor Tilney, some slight imperfection might hereafter appear; and upon this conviction she need not fear to acknowledge some actual specks in the character of their father, who, though cleared from the grossly injurious suspicions which she must ever blush to have entertained, she did believe, upon serious consideration, to be not perfectly amiable."''
--> -- '''Creator/JaneAusten''', ''Literature/NorthangerAbbey''

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->''"Among the Alps and Pyrenees, perhaps, there were no mixed characters. There, such as were not [[IncorruptiblePurePureness as spotless as an angel]] might have the dispositions of a fiend. But in England it was not so; among the English, she believed, in their hearts and habits, there was a general though unequal mixture of good and bad. Upon this conviction, she would not be surprised if even in Henry and Eleanor Tilney, some slight imperfection might hereafter appear; and upon this conviction she need not fear to acknowledge some actual specks ->''"The most terrible thing in the character of world is that everyone has their father, who, though cleared from the grossly injurious suspicions which she must ever blush to have entertained, she did believe, upon serious consideration, to be not perfectly amiable.reasons."''
--> -- '''Creator/JaneAusten''', ''Literature/NorthangerAbbey''
-->-- '''Octave''', ''[[Creator/JeanRenoir The Rules of the Game]]''
29th Mar '16 8:07:58 PM fsdfsdfsd
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** There's also some work put into showing how characters who do evil things think and why they do what they do. While there are evil Mooks and TheDreaded, [[spoiler: Sora]] and [[spoiler: Dennis]] both have a lot of humanizing traits. [[spoiler: Serena]] shows the mentality that leads people to becoming Black, since she wanted to be [[spoiler: a soldier]] until she stopped to consider that her victims might be ''innocent''. [[spoiler: Sora]] suffers from a bad case of FantasticRacism, but is shown to have grown up with no friends, trained not to ask questions and obey orders unquestioningly, and [[spoiler: starts thinking for himself and avoiding commands [[MoralityPet once he makes real friends for the first time in his life,]] and begins to have a HeelRealization.]] In fact, all the characters from [[spoiler:Academia]] seem to see themselves as ProudWarriorRaceGuys with UndyingLoyalty to their leader, even the nastier characters [[spoiler:like Yuri]]. [[spoiler: Kurosaki]] is a [[spoiler: genocide survivor]] and a ShellShockedVeteran trying to rescue his friends and family, who has become paranoid and [[WellIntentionedExtremist ruthless]] due to all he's lost. While he's hostile to [[spoiler:the Lancers and Reiji]] despite them saving his life, one has to remember that he has good reasons to hold them at arms length[[note]][[spoiler: Dennis]] was TheMole, Reiji tampered with his duel disk, [[ParanoiaFuel the Lancers all work for Reiji]], he doesn't actually know anything about most of them or have anything in common with them, and LDS ''was'' built by [[BigBad Leo Akaba]][[/note]], and furthermore shows a much friendlier side to people he can be certain are in no way related to his enemies. Reiji's invasion of privacy and ruthlessness has saved the lives of the three LID students and enabled him to ensure that [[spoiler: his dimension isn't caught by surprise and destroyed the same way the Xyz dimension was]]. [[spoiler: Duel Chaser 227]] became a CorruptCop in order to avoid poverty. Most of [[spoiler: the Tops]] actually believe the lie that they are equals and friends with [[spoiler: the Commons]], when they're actually the oppressive ruling class in a CrapsackWorld. [[spoiler: [[TheScrappy The Commons]]]] are starving and manipulated by their oppressors BreadAndCircuses, but while the crowd can be nasty every individual member that we meet is genuinely nice or has a HiddenHeartOfGold somewhere. [[spoiler: Shinji]] truly believes the only way to change the system [[ViolenceIsTheOnlyOption is through violence revolution]] and [[spoiler:his revolution]] gets swallowed by BlackAndWhiteInsanity. [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk Jean-Michel Roget is just a greedy bastard]], although he tries to justify his actions to himself by claiming MightMakesRight.

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** There's also some work put into showing how characters who do evil things think and why they do what they do. While there are evil Mooks and TheDreaded, [[spoiler: Sora]] and [[spoiler: Dennis]] both have a lot of humanizing traits. [[spoiler: Serena]] shows the mentality that leads people to becoming Black, since she wanted to be [[spoiler: a soldier]] until she stopped to consider that her victims might be ''innocent''. [[spoiler: Sora]] suffers from a bad case of FantasticRacism, but is shown to have grown up with no friends, trained not to ask questions and obey orders unquestioningly, and [[spoiler: starts thinking for himself and avoiding commands [[MoralityPet once he makes real friends for the first time in his life,]] and begins to have a HeelRealization.]] In fact, all the characters from [[spoiler:Academia]] seem to see themselves as ProudWarriorRaceGuys with UndyingLoyalty to their leader, even the nastier characters [[spoiler:like Yuri]].[[TheDreaded Yuri]]]]. [[spoiler: Kurosaki]] is a [[spoiler: genocide survivor]] and a ShellShockedVeteran trying to rescue his friends and family, who has become paranoid and [[WellIntentionedExtremist ruthless]] due to all he's lost. While he's hostile to [[spoiler:the Lancers and Reiji]] despite them saving his life, one has to remember that he has good reasons to hold them at arms length[[note]][[spoiler: Dennis]] was TheMole, Reiji tampered with his duel disk, [[ParanoiaFuel the Lancers all work for Reiji]], he doesn't actually know anything about most of them or have anything in common with them, and LDS ''was'' built by [[BigBad Leo Akaba]][[/note]], and furthermore shows a much friendlier side to people he can be certain are in no way related to his enemies. Reiji's invasion of privacy and ruthlessness has saved the lives of the three LID students and enabled him to ensure that [[spoiler: his dimension isn't caught by surprise and destroyed the same way the Xyz dimension was]]. [[spoiler: Duel Chaser 227]] became a CorruptCop in order to avoid poverty. Most of [[spoiler: the Tops]] actually believe the lie that they are equals and friends with [[spoiler: the Commons]], when they're actually the oppressive ruling class in a CrapsackWorld. [[spoiler: [[TheScrappy The Commons]]]] are starving and manipulated by their oppressors BreadAndCircuses, but while the crowd can be nasty every individual member that we meet is genuinely nice or has a HiddenHeartOfGold somewhere. [[spoiler: Shinji]] truly believes the only way to change the system [[ViolenceIsTheOnlyOption is through violence a violent revolution]] and [[spoiler:his revolution]] rebellion]] gets swallowed by BlackAndWhiteInsanity.BlackAndWhiteInsanity, but ultimately [[spoiler:pull a mass HeelFaceTurn]]. [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk Jean-Michel Roget is just a greedy bastard]], although he tries to justify his actions to himself by claiming MightMakesRight.
29th Mar '16 7:58:46 PM fsdfsdfsd
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** There's also some work put into showing how characters who do evil things think and why they do what they do. While there are evil Mooks and TheDreaded, [[spoiler: Sora]] and [[spoiler: Dennis]] both have a lot of humanizing traits. [[spoiler: Serena]] shows the mentality that leads people to becoming Black, since she wanted to be [[spoiler: a soldier]] until she stopped to consider that her victims might be ''innocent''. [[spoiler: Sora]] suffers from a bad case of FantasticRacism, but is shown to have grown up with no friends, trained not to ask questions and obey orders unquestioningly, and [[spoiler: starts thinking for himself and avoiding commands [[MoralityPet once he makes real friends for the first time in his life,]] and begins to have a HeelRealization.]] When at his worst, he also acts no different than the various one-off Mooks and it's strongly implied that his situation and mentality [[spoiler: minus [[BecomingTheMask having found friends in Standard]]]] is the same as the Mooks. All the characters from [[spoiler:Academia]] seem to see themselves as ProudWarriorRaceGuys with UndyingLoyalty to their leader, even the nastier characters [[spoiler:like Yuri]]. [[spoiler: Kurosaki]] is a [[spoiler: genocide survivor]] and a ShellShockedVeteran trying to rescue his friends and family, who has become paranoid and [[WellIntentionedExtremist ruthless]] due to all he's lost. While he's hostile to [[spoiler:the Lancers and Reiji]] despite them saving his life, one has to remember that he has good reasons to hold them at arms length[[note]][[spoiler: Dennis]] was TheMole, Reiji tampered with his duel disk, [[ParanoiaFuel the Lancers all work for Reiji]], he doesn't actually know anything about most of them or have anything in common with them, and LDS ''was'' built by [[BigBad Leo Akaba]][[/note]], and furthermore shows a much friendlier side to people he can be certain are in no way related to his enemies. Reiji's invasion of privacy and ruthlessness has saved the lives of the three LID students and enabled him to ensure that [[spoiler: his dimension isn't caught by surprise and destroyed the same way the Xyz dimension was]]. [[spoiler: Duel Chaser 227]] became a CorruptCop in order to avoid poverty. Most of [[spoiler: the Tops]] actually believe the lie that they are equals and friends with [[spoiler: the Commons]], when they're actually the oppressive ruling class in a CrapsackWorld. [[spoiler: [[TheScrappy The Commons]]]] are starving and manipulated by their oppressors BreadAndCircuses, but while the crowd can be nasty every individual member that we meet is genuinely nice or has a HiddenHeartOfGold somewhere. [[spoiler: Shinji]] truly believes the only way to change the system is through violent revolution and PR manipulation just as bad as what his oppressors use. [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk Jean-Michel Roget is just a greedy bastard]].

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** There's also some work put into showing how characters who do evil things think and why they do what they do. While there are evil Mooks and TheDreaded, [[spoiler: Sora]] and [[spoiler: Dennis]] both have a lot of humanizing traits. [[spoiler: Serena]] shows the mentality that leads people to becoming Black, since she wanted to be [[spoiler: a soldier]] until she stopped to consider that her victims might be ''innocent''. [[spoiler: Sora]] suffers from a bad case of FantasticRacism, but is shown to have grown up with no friends, trained not to ask questions and obey orders unquestioningly, and [[spoiler: starts thinking for himself and avoiding commands [[MoralityPet once he makes real friends for the first time in his life,]] and begins to have a HeelRealization.]] When at his worst, he also acts no different than the various one-off Mooks and it's strongly implied that his situation and mentality [[spoiler: minus [[BecomingTheMask having found friends in Standard]]]] is the same as the Mooks. All In fact, all the characters from [[spoiler:Academia]] seem to see themselves as ProudWarriorRaceGuys with UndyingLoyalty to their leader, even the nastier characters [[spoiler:like Yuri]]. [[spoiler: Kurosaki]] is a [[spoiler: genocide survivor]] and a ShellShockedVeteran trying to rescue his friends and family, who has become paranoid and [[WellIntentionedExtremist ruthless]] due to all he's lost. While he's hostile to [[spoiler:the Lancers and Reiji]] despite them saving his life, one has to remember that he has good reasons to hold them at arms length[[note]][[spoiler: Dennis]] was TheMole, Reiji tampered with his duel disk, [[ParanoiaFuel the Lancers all work for Reiji]], he doesn't actually know anything about most of them or have anything in common with them, and LDS ''was'' built by [[BigBad Leo Akaba]][[/note]], and furthermore shows a much friendlier side to people he can be certain are in no way related to his enemies. Reiji's invasion of privacy and ruthlessness has saved the lives of the three LID students and enabled him to ensure that [[spoiler: his dimension isn't caught by surprise and destroyed the same way the Xyz dimension was]]. [[spoiler: Duel Chaser 227]] became a CorruptCop in order to avoid poverty. Most of [[spoiler: the Tops]] actually believe the lie that they are equals and friends with [[spoiler: the Commons]], when they're actually the oppressive ruling class in a CrapsackWorld. [[spoiler: [[TheScrappy The Commons]]]] are starving and manipulated by their oppressors BreadAndCircuses, but while the crowd can be nasty every individual member that we meet is genuinely nice or has a HiddenHeartOfGold somewhere. [[spoiler: Shinji]] truly believes the only way to change the system [[ViolenceIsTheOnlyOption is through violent revolution violence revolution]] and PR manipulation just as bad as what his oppressors use. [[spoiler:his revolution]] gets swallowed by BlackAndWhiteInsanity. [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk Jean-Michel Roget is just a greedy bastard]].bastard]], although he tries to justify his actions to himself by claiming MightMakesRight.
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