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13th May '17 11:46:36 AM bt8257
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An easy way to create an ArchEnemy for this character is to make an EvilCounterpart that embodies the exact same vice, but doesn't have the morals that Mr Vice Guy has to keep it in check.

Beware! If he ever has to [[ColdTurkeysAreEverywhere get over his addiction]] or make a FaceHeelTurn, then it's "[[IncrediblyLamePun No more Mr Vice Guy]]..!"

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An easy way to create an ArchEnemy for this character is to make an EvilCounterpart that embodies the exact same vice, but doesn't have the morals that Mr Mr. Vice Guy has to keep it in check.

Beware! If he ever has to [[ColdTurkeysAreEverywhere get over his addiction]] or make a FaceHeelTurn, then it's "[[IncrediblyLamePun No more Mr Mr. Vice Guy]]..!"
5th May '17 12:46:02 AM rafi
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* TheFlash from ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' despite being a hero isn't ashamed to turn his own image into a merchandise brand and is definitely lecherous (constantly hitting on every woman he finds). This is in ''marked'' contrast to the usual depiction of the character in the comics, where he's generally made of IncorruptiblePurePureness.

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* TheFlash ''WesternAnimation/AaahhRealMonsters'': Ickis had a whole slew of issues. Having a father as famous and skilled as [[TheAce Slickis]] gave him a lot to live up to, and he frequently flipped between resenting this and trying to exploit it. He could go from ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' despite [[{{Pride}} insanely arrogant and cocky]] to an insecure nervous wreak in a heartbeat, was [[WideEyedIdealist naive and endlessly curious]] about the human world, but also cynical and [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]] at times. To top it all off, he had image issues thanks to being an UglyCute monster that constantly got mistaken for a hero isn't ashamed to turn his own image into rabbit. Of course, [[KillerRabbit in a merchandise brand and way, he]] ''[[KillerRabbit was]]''...
%%* ComicBook/PlasticMan
is definitely lecherous (constantly hitting on every woman he finds). This is this in ''marked'' contrast to the usual depiction of the character in the comics, where he's generally made of IncorruptiblePurePureness.''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold''.



* Mr. Krabs from ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' used to be this fairly consistently but has since been reduced to a DesignatedHero or VillainProtagonist starting around season 4-5, but may qualify in a few of the post movie episodes, such as Kracked Krabs.
** Sandy is arguably the one character who has maintained this trait. She is a scientific genius, physically robust to superhuman levels and thoroughly optimistic and friendly on top of that. However, [[BrokenAce perhaps because of her many strengths and talents]], she often displays an ego problem, which can lead her to be very aggressive and competitive when someone challenges her.
* Dr. Thaddeus Venture of ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'', despite being mostly portrayed as a cynical, emotionally crippled, amoral slime ball, does occasionally show that deep down he is a decent human being, major examples including [[spoiler: stopping Brock from murdering his brother at the end of season one, refusing to become the super villain Dr. Killinger had been grooming him to become in season three, and again in season three when he decides to study the super powerful ORB rather than use it for his own personal gain]].
** [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation But then again we are talking about a man]] who creates [[LotusEaterMachine the Joycan, a fully interactive virtual environment]] powered by [[PoweredByAForsakenChild the heart of a dead orphan]], resurrects dead people to make them into suicide bombers- (note that said resurrectees are not mindless zombies) and orders his bodyguard to go kill people so he has more corpses to make said Suicide Bomber Zombies. Dr. Venture's decent and humane moments are few and far between.
*** Keep in mind, too, that one of the overreaching arcs of the show has been the slow redemption of dear old Rusty. The first season featured loads of {{jerkass}} moments for him, but these have toned down as time went on. By season 3, he's just more of an insensitve {{Jerkass}}, with his 'worst' crime that season probably being when he [[spoiler:covered up the death of one of his daycamp kids with a sloppily made clone made from DNA in the dead kid's shoe]]. Better than the Joycan, at least.
*** And he cured some genetic diseases the kid had, too.
** Now Brock Sampson on the other hand is closer to an unambiguous example... he definitely puts the [[SociopathicHero heroic in "heroic" and the sociopath in "sociopath"]].
* Ruel Stroud in ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'' is a treasure-hunter with an obvious attachment to money, but when his traveling companions are in danger (especially his best friend's adoptive son) he'll rush to their defense.
* Sunstreaker in ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' is as brave and heroic as any of the Autobots, but his defining characteristic is his ego. Powerglide and Sky Lynx have hefty egos as well, but they're generally less obnoxious about it than Sunstreaker. Tracks, on the other hand, has a heftier ego and is ''more'' obnoxious about it...
** The Dinobots all have anger and self-control issues, but this just makes them seem childlike and therefore comes across as endearing. Unless you're a Decepticon, then it's scary.
** Blurr has a problem with impatience.
** [[WesternAnimation/BeastWars Rattrap]] is insubordinate, cowardly (though less so than he may appear), sleazy, and obnoxious enough to irritate all of his comrades. When the chips are down, though, he's as much a hero as any other Maximal. He'll rush in to save the day, guns blazing... and complaining all the while.
* ''WesternAnimation/AaahhRealMonsters'': Ickis had a whole slew of issues. Having a father as famous and skilled as [[TheAce Slickis]] gave him a lot to live up to, and he frequently flipped between resenting this and trying to exploit it. He could go from [[{{Pride}} insanely arrogant and cocky]] to an insecure nervous wreak in a heartbeat, was [[WideEyedIdealist naive and endlessly curious]] about the human world, but also cynical and [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]] at times. To top it all off, he had image issues thanks to being an UglyCute monster that constantly got mistaken for a rabbit. Of course, [[KillerRabbit in a way, he]] ''[[KillerRabbit was]]''...
* Both Buck Tuddrussel and Larry 3000 in ''WesternAnimation/TimeSquad'' are Vice Guys: Tuddrussel tends toward aggressive and childish flaws, whereas Larry's are hedonistic and lustful. Luckily, they have [[WiseBeyondHisYears Otto]] to keep them in line.

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* Mr. Krabs TheFlash from ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' used to be this fairly consistently but has since been reduced to a DesignatedHero or VillainProtagonist starting around season 4-5, but may qualify in a few of the post movie episodes, such as Kracked Krabs.
** Sandy is arguably the one character who has maintained this trait. She is a scientific genius, physically robust to superhuman levels and thoroughly optimistic and friendly on top of that. However, [[BrokenAce perhaps because of her many strengths and talents]], she often displays an ego problem, which can lead her to be very aggressive and competitive when someone challenges her.
* Dr. Thaddeus Venture of ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'',
''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' despite being mostly portrayed as a cynical, emotionally crippled, amoral slime ball, does occasionally show that deep down he is a decent human being, major examples including [[spoiler: stopping Brock from murdering his brother at the end of season one, refusing hero isn't ashamed to become the super villain Dr. Killinger had been grooming him to become in season three, and again in season three when he decides to study the super powerful ORB rather than use it for turn his own personal gain]].
** [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation But then again we are talking about a man]] who creates [[LotusEaterMachine the Joycan, a fully interactive virtual environment]] powered by [[PoweredByAForsakenChild the heart of a dead orphan]], resurrects dead people to make them
image into suicide bombers- (note that said resurrectees are not mindless zombies) a merchandise brand and orders his bodyguard to go kill people so he has more corpses to make said Suicide Bomber Zombies. Dr. Venture's decent and humane moments are few and far between.
*** Keep in mind, too, that one of the overreaching arcs of the show has been the slow redemption of dear old Rusty. The first season featured loads of {{jerkass}} moments for him, but these have toned down as time went on. By season 3, he's just more of an insensitve {{Jerkass}}, with his 'worst' crime that season probably being when he [[spoiler:covered up the death of one of his daycamp kids with a sloppily made clone made from DNA in the dead kid's shoe]]. Better than the Joycan, at least.
*** And he cured some genetic diseases the kid had, too.
** Now Brock Sampson on the other hand
is closer to an unambiguous example... he definitely puts lecherous (constantly hitting on every woman he finds). This is in ''marked'' contrast to the [[SociopathicHero heroic in "heroic" and the sociopath in "sociopath"]].
* Ruel Stroud in ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'' is a treasure-hunter with an obvious attachment to money, but when his traveling companions are in danger (especially his best friend's adoptive son) he'll rush to their defense.
* Sunstreaker in ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' is as brave and heroic as any
usual depiction of the Autobots, but his defining characteristic is his ego. Powerglide and Sky Lynx have hefty egos as well, but they're character in the comics, where he's generally less obnoxious about it than Sunstreaker. Tracks, on the other hand, has a heftier ego and is ''more'' obnoxious about it...
** The Dinobots all have anger and self-control issues, but this just makes them seem childlike and therefore comes across as endearing. Unless you're a Decepticon, then it's scary.
** Blurr has a problem with impatience.
** [[WesternAnimation/BeastWars Rattrap]] is insubordinate, cowardly (though less so than he may appear), sleazy, and obnoxious enough to irritate all
made of his comrades. When the chips are down, though, he's as much a hero as any other Maximal. He'll rush in to save the day, guns blazing... and complaining all the while.
* ''WesternAnimation/AaahhRealMonsters'': Ickis had a whole slew of issues. Having a father as famous and skilled as [[TheAce Slickis]] gave him a lot to live up to, and he frequently flipped between resenting this and trying to exploit it. He could go from [[{{Pride}} insanely arrogant and cocky]] to an insecure nervous wreak in a heartbeat, was [[WideEyedIdealist naive and endlessly curious]] about the human world, but also cynical and [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]] at times. To top it all off, he had image issues thanks to being an UglyCute monster that constantly got mistaken for a rabbit. Of course, [[KillerRabbit in a way, he]] ''[[KillerRabbit was]]''...
* Both Buck Tuddrussel and Larry 3000 in ''WesternAnimation/TimeSquad'' are Vice Guys: Tuddrussel tends toward aggressive and childish flaws, whereas Larry's are hedonistic and lustful. Luckily, they have [[WiseBeyondHisYears Otto]] to keep them in line.
IncorruptiblePurePureness.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** Marge is normally a loving wife and mother, but suffers from a gambling addiction, which can occasionally pop up everything now and then. More commonly she is also something of a finicky wet blanket, often unwilling to break from her standard comfort zone, which can make her rather overbearing and humourless. It says something that as often as the kids feel more comfortable around Marge than Homer, they actually find the latter's antics more tolerable than her fussy moods.
** Lisa is intellectually gifted, philosophical and compassionate, and all at the age of eight years old. Perhaps because of the awareness of her gifts however, she can sometimes be incredibly egomaniacal and self righteous, with an over insistence on being the centre of attention and pushing her beliefs down others' throats, and often insensitively dismissing others as stupider or less significant than her.



* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'':
** Mr. Krabs used to be this fairly consistently but has since been reduced to a DesignatedHero or VillainProtagonist starting around season 4-5, but may qualify in a few of the post movie episodes, such as Kracked Krabs.
** Sandy is arguably the one character who has maintained this trait. She is a scientific genius, physically robust to superhuman levels and thoroughly optimistic and friendly on top of that. However, [[BrokenAce perhaps because of her many strengths and talents]], she often displays an ego problem, which can lead her to be very aggressive and competitive when someone challenges her.



* ComicBook/PlasticMan is this in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** Marge is normally a loving wife and mother, but suffers from a gambling addiction, which can occasionally pop up everything now and then. More commonly she is also something of a finicky wet blanket, often unwilling to break from her standard comfort zone, which can make her rather overbearing and humourless. It says something that as often as the kids feel more comfortable around Marge than Homer, they actually find the latter's antics more tolerable than her fussy moods.
** Lisa is intellectually gifted, philosophical and compassionate, and all at the age of eight years old. Perhaps because of the awareness of her gifts however, she can sometimes be incredibly egomaniacal and self righteous, with an over insistence on being the centre of attention and pushing her beliefs down others' throats, and often insensitively dismissing others as stupider or less significant than her.

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* ComicBook/PlasticMan Both Buck Tuddrussel and Larry 3000 in ''WesternAnimation/TimeSquad'' are Vice Guys: Tuddrussel tends toward aggressive and childish flaws, whereas Larry's are hedonistic and lustful. Luckily, they have [[WiseBeyondHisYears Otto]] to keep them in line.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'':
** Sunstreaker
is as brave and heroic as any of the Autobots, but his defining characteristic is his ego. Powerglide and Sky Lynx have hefty egos as well, but they're generally less obnoxious about it than Sunstreaker. Tracks, on the other hand, has a heftier ego and is ''more'' obnoxious about it...
** The Dinobots all have anger and self-control issues, but
this in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** Marge is normally a loving wife
just makes them seem childlike and mother, but suffers from therefore comes across as endearing. Unless you're a gambling addiction, which can Decepticon, then it's scary.
** Blurr has a problem with impatience.
** [[WesternAnimation/BeastWars Rattrap]] is insubordinate, cowardly (though less so than he may appear), sleazy, and obnoxious enough to irritate all of his comrades. When the chips are down, though, he's as much a hero as any other Maximal. He'll rush in to save the day, guns blazing... and complaining all the while.
* Dr. Thaddeus Venture of ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'', despite being mostly portrayed as a cynical, emotionally crippled, amoral slime ball, does
occasionally pop up everything now and then. More commonly she show that deep down he is also something of a finicky wet blanket, often unwilling to break decent human being, major examples including [[spoiler: stopping Brock from her standard comfort zone, which can make her murdering his brother at the end of season one, refusing to become the super villain Dr. Killinger had been grooming him to become in season three, and again in season three when he decides to study the super powerful ORB rather overbearing and humourless. It says something than use it for his own personal gain]].
** [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation But then again we are talking about a man]] who creates [[LotusEaterMachine the Joycan, a fully interactive virtual environment]] powered by [[PoweredByAForsakenChild the heart of a dead orphan]], resurrects dead people to make them into suicide bombers- (note
that as often as the kids feel said resurrectees are not mindless zombies) and orders his bodyguard to go kill people so he has more comfortable around Marge than Homer, they actually find the latter's antics more tolerable than her fussy moods.
** Lisa is intellectually gifted, philosophical
corpses to make said Suicide Bomber Zombies. Dr. Venture's decent and compassionate, humane moments are few and all at the age of eight years old. Perhaps because far between.
*** Keep in mind, too, that one
of the awareness overreaching arcs of her gifts however, she can sometimes be incredibly egomaniacal the show has been the slow redemption of dear old Rusty. The first season featured loads of {{jerkass}} moments for him, but these have toned down as time went on. By season 3, he's just more of an insensitve {{Jerkass}}, with his 'worst' crime that season probably being when he [[spoiler:covered up the death of one of his daycamp kids with a sloppily made clone made from DNA in the dead kid's shoe]]. Better than the Joycan, at least.
*** And he cured some genetic diseases the kid had, too.
** Now Brock Sampson on the other hand is closer to an unambiguous example... he definitely puts the [[SociopathicHero heroic in "heroic"
and self righteous, the sociopath in "sociopath"]].
* Ruel Stroud in ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'' is a treasure-hunter
with an over insistence on being the centre of attention and pushing her beliefs down others' throats, and often insensitively dismissing others as stupider or less significant than her.obvious attachment to money, but when his traveling companions are in danger (especially his best friend's adoptive son) he'll rush to their defense.
29th Apr '17 6:36:59 PM nombretomado
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* ''TokyoMewMew'' has FIVE Vice Guys/Girls: Ichigo, the protagonist, is such a glutton she accepted the cover job for her superheroing when she was told she'd have free sweets; her boyfriend Aoyama is a sloth, and never fights for what he believes into (unless it endangers Ichigo); Zakuro is so full of wrath she usually scares the customers of the cafe, and has a tendency to react with violence (physical and psychological) to every problem, even screwing up with her companions' minds and making a mock attempt at killing a saddened Minto; Minto is a textbook example of Pride, often treating Ichigo like a servant and mocking her just for fun, and doubles her value as a Miss Vice Girl by being the one with an even more prideful rival; and to ice the cake we have Shirogane, the mentor, is a textbook example of greed, shown by the low pays he gives the girls (actually high for working in a cafe, but quite low for battling aliens), his tendency to go to the Tokyo Dome without paying the ticket and even asking to be paid for helping Ichigo do her homework. We'd have envy and lust too, but Pie (envy) and Kisshu (lust) are villains, so...

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* ''TokyoMewMew'' ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'' has FIVE Vice Guys/Girls: Ichigo, the protagonist, is such a glutton she accepted the cover job for her superheroing when she was told she'd have free sweets; her boyfriend Aoyama is a sloth, and never fights for what he believes into (unless it endangers Ichigo); Zakuro is so full of wrath she usually scares the customers of the cafe, and has a tendency to react with violence (physical and psychological) to every problem, even screwing up with her companions' minds and making a mock attempt at killing a saddened Minto; Minto is a textbook example of Pride, often treating Ichigo like a servant and mocking her just for fun, and doubles her value as a Miss Vice Girl by being the one with an even more prideful rival; and to ice the cake we have Shirogane, the mentor, is a textbook example of greed, shown by the low pays he gives the girls (actually high for working in a cafe, but quite low for battling aliens), his tendency to go to the Tokyo Dome without paying the ticket and even asking to be paid for helping Ichigo do her homework. We'd have envy and lust too, but Pie (envy) and Kisshu (lust) are villains, so...
5th Apr '17 7:09:41 PM ILikeRobots
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* ''Videogame/LeagueOfLegends:'' Jayce, [[{{Magitek}} hextech]] [[GadgeteerGenius inventor extraordinaire]], spends the majority of his time fighting crime and enforcing justice in his hometown [[SteamPunk Piltover]], armed only with his own invention, the [[SwissArmyWeapon cannon-hammer hybrid]] called the Mercury Hammer. He's extremely popular among Piltover's general citizenry, who see him as the 'face' of their city-state and an IdealHero. However, the man falls victim to his own overblown sense of {{pride}} about his inventing skills and intelligence, to the point that he looks down upon all those he considers less intelligent or capable than him (in other words, most other people), and it's noted that the rest of his colleagues cannot stomach his attitude.
1st Apr '17 9:29:11 AM nombretomado
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* ''[[{{Manga/Working}} Working!!]]'': Souta Takanashi is capable, diligent, upright, caring, smart. But his extreme appreciation of anything small and urges to openly and heartily advocate such views ruins his image with his colleague restaurant worker. He compliments girls on-screen by comparing them with water fleas.
* OuranHighSchoolHostClub: The members of the host club do all genuinely care about each other, and all have their heroic moments. However, pretty much all of them have their own particular vices:

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* ''[[{{Manga/Working}} Working!!]]'': ''{{Manga/Working}}'': Souta Takanashi is capable, diligent, upright, caring, smart. But his extreme appreciation of anything small and urges to openly and heartily advocate such views ruins his image with his colleague restaurant worker. He compliments girls on-screen by comparing them with water fleas.
* OuranHighSchoolHostClub: ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'': The members of the host club do all genuinely care about each other, and all have their heroic moments. However, pretty much all of them have their own particular vices:
18th Mar '17 2:13:01 PM nombretomado
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* [[NeilPatrickHarris Barney Stinson]] of ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' is a greedy, narcissistic womanizer, but he has proven on numerous occasions to have a hidden heart of gold.

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* [[NeilPatrickHarris [[Creator/NeilPatrickHarris Barney Stinson]] of ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' is a greedy, narcissistic womanizer, but he has proven on numerous occasions to have a hidden heart of gold.
21st Feb '17 7:34:00 PM gewunomox
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* Probably goes without saying with the four in ''Fanfic/WithStringsAttached'' and ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone'', given [[TheBeatles who they are in Real Life]], though they're not in a position to act on some of their known impulses (lust is a good example). Still, their vices come into play with some frequency, particularly jealousy, addiction, manipulativeness, and vengefulness. They also make no bones about disliking people, which heroes are not supposed to do. (Ask them what they think of the C'hovites in ''Strings'' or the Geddies in ''Keys'', for example.) Yet they're fiercely protective of and loyal to one another, staunch [[ActualPacifist Actual Pacifists]], and genuinely sympathetic to people who deserve it (notably the Svenjaya).

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* Probably goes without saying with the four in ''Fanfic/WithStringsAttached'' and ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone'', given [[TheBeatles [[Music/TheBeatles who they are in Real Life]], though they're not in a position to act on some of their known impulses (lust is a good example). Still, their vices come into play with some frequency, particularly jealousy, addiction, manipulativeness, and vengefulness. They also make no bones about disliking people, which heroes are not supposed to do. (Ask them what they think of the C'hovites in ''Strings'' or the Geddies in ''Keys'', for example.) Yet they're fiercely protective of and loyal to one another, staunch [[ActualPacifist Actual Pacifists]], and genuinely sympathetic to people who deserve it (notably the Svenjaya).
15th Feb '17 6:27:10 PM Venatius
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* In ''BokuraWaMinnaKawaisou'', Shirosaki is a raging pervert and consummate masochist, but generally a very good-hearted person, with more moral restraint than one might expect.
31st Jan '17 2:05:33 AM KeithM
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** Recent interpretations of the character have indicated that Banner is just as much Wrath as the Hulk. The difference is that Banner's is much more focused, and therefore even more dangerous, with characters thinking that of the two ''Banner'' is the more dangerous. This gets backed up by the fact that the Hulk is scariest when he's closest to Banner in personality and intellect.
* Hulk's cousin, She-Hulk, on the other hand, is occasionally Lust in a [[MsFanservice big, green totally hot form]].


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* Marvel's version of Hercules is a boisterous, big-eating, big-drinking, self-promoting skirt-chasing party animal, but still a hero.
31st Jan '17 1:54:59 AM KeithM
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** Raven Branwen's sins are Pride and Wrath. She's unmerciful to those she considers weak while she, of course, is strong.
** On the villain side, Cinder is very prideful [[spoiler: until Ruby very nearly kills her at the end of Volume 3]], Roman Torchwick is all about Pride, Greed and Wrath [[spoiler: and is in the middle of a full Pride rant when he's eaten by a Grimm]], and Tyrian is insane Wrath. The Grimm, meanwhile, are Wrath in physical form, and are revealed [[spoiler: to have been created by the God of Darkness as a result of Envy of his brother, the God of Light's creations]].

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** Raven Branwen's sins are Pride and Wrath. She's unmerciful to those she considers weak while she, James Ironwood is also a victim of course, is strong.
** On the villain side, Cinder is very prideful [[spoiler: until Ruby very nearly kills her at the end of Volume 3]], Roman Torchwick is all about
Pride, Greed and Wrath [[spoiler: and is in the middle of a full Pride rant when assuming that he's eaten by a Grimm]], the one in the right and Tyrian is insane Wrath. The Grimm, meanwhile, are Wrath in physical form, and are revealed [[spoiler: to have been created by making the God of Darkness as a result of Envy of his brother, the God of Light's creations]].correct decisions.
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