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17th Mar '17 7:01:50 PM nombretomado
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** Speaking of the {{Nasuverse}}, we have Emiya Kiritsugu, from LightNovel/FateZero and VisualNovel/FateStayNight, who is more than willing to shoulder all the evils in the world in order to save everyone. [[spoiler: He did shoulder all the evils in the world, but didn't completely save people from them.]]

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** Speaking of the {{Nasuverse}}, {{Franchise/Nasuverse}}, we have Emiya Kiritsugu, from LightNovel/FateZero and VisualNovel/FateStayNight, who is more than willing to shoulder all the evils in the world in order to save everyone. [[spoiler: He did shoulder all the evils in the world, but didn't completely save people from them.]]
14th Mar '17 1:53:39 PM StClair
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--->"She's a hero, you see. She's not like us."
--->"... Us?"
8th Mar '17 1:29:58 AM StClair
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* Malcolm Merlyn from The CW's ''{{Series/Arrow}}'' orchestrated The Undertaking, an endeavor shared between him and several of his colleagues, during the first season. Its purpose? To obliterate the crime-infested area of Starling City known as the Glades. His line of reasoning for this is to avenge his late wife Rebecca, who was murdered by a Glades resident. He also firmly believed that the city could somehow be reformed through this one act of [[PayEvilUntoEvil eliminating majority of, if not the entirety of the criminal element]]. And like most other examples on this page, [[WellIntentionedExtremist he is genuine in his concern for the city]].

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* Malcolm Merlyn from The CW's ''{{Series/Arrow}}'' orchestrated The Undertaking, an endeavor shared between him and several of his colleagues, during the first season. Its purpose? To obliterate the crime-infested area of Starling City known as the Glades. His line of reasoning for this is to avenge his late wife Rebecca, who was murdered by a Glades resident. He also firmly believed that the city could somehow be reformed through this one act of [[PayEvilUntoEvil eliminating the majority of, if not the entirety of the criminal element]]. And like most other examples on this page, [[WellIntentionedExtremist he is genuine in his concern for the city]].



* Dante from ''Series/{{The 100}}'' sees himself as irrevocably tainted by [[HumanResources the forced harvesting the 100's bone marrow]], but supports it anyway when he sees no other option for his people's survival.

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* Dante from ''Series/{{The 100}}'' sees himself as irrevocably tainted by [[HumanResources the forced harvesting of the 100's bone marrow]], but supports it anyway when he sees no other option for his people's survival.
1st Feb '17 2:43:18 PM GGCrono
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->''"What I do is evil. I have no illusions about it, but it must be done."''

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->''"What ->''"I'm a monster. What I do is evil. I have no illusions about it, but it must be done."''
8th Jan '17 1:30:20 PM nombretomado
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* ComicBook/NickFury, [[MarvelComics Marvel's]] resident SpyMaster is often a jerkass who performs morally questionable, but necessary actions due to the [[GreyAndGrayMorality grey world]] he lives in.
** {{Ultimate|Universe}} [[TheUltimates Nick Fury]] is this even ''more so''.

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* ComicBook/NickFury, [[MarvelComics [[Creator/MarvelComics Marvel's]] resident SpyMaster is often a jerkass who performs morally questionable, but necessary actions due to the [[GreyAndGrayMorality grey world]] he lives in.
** {{Ultimate|Universe}} [[TheUltimates [[ComicBook/TheUltimates Nick Fury]] is this even ''more so''.
30th Dec '16 4:24:45 PM nombretomado
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* In the {{DCAU}}

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* In the {{DCAU}}Franchise/{{DCAU}}
30th Dec '16 11:34:40 AM rjd1922
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* In VideoGame/ChronoTrigger, [[spoiler: the [[DiscOneFinalBoss Disc One]] [[ClimaxBoss Climax Boss]] [[NobleDemon Magus]]]] turns out to be this. [[spoiler: [[DefeatMeansFriendship After you defeat him]] (but not immediately), he can join your party and become the TokenEvilTeammate.]]

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* In VideoGame/ChronoTrigger, ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'', [[spoiler: the [[DiscOneFinalBoss Disc One]] [[ClimaxBoss Climax Boss]] [[NobleDemon Magus]]]] turns out to be this. [[spoiler: [[DefeatMeansFriendship After you defeat him]] (but not immediately), he can join your party and become the TokenEvilTeammate.]]
16th Nov '16 7:56:23 PM DefyingGallifrey7
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* The Doctor from ''Series/DoctorWho'' had to destroy his own planet to protect the universe - he harbours a lot of guilt about it but believes that it was the best option he could have taken. Later, it turns out that [[spoiler: his future selves managed to prevent it happening, but he still spends hundreds of years believing he did it.]]
** The Doctor actually has to take this kind of action a lot - one instance is the 'eruption' of Vesuvius, which was actually the Doctor and Donna stopping the Pyrovilles from destroying Earth.
** The Doctor is generally a pacifist and avoids war whenever possible, but throughout his life he has fought in more than a millenium of conflict - the Time War, which lasted about 400 years, and the Siege of Trenzalore, which lasted 900. He did so in both cases to protect innocent civilians, but is remorseful about the deeds he was forced to do.
17th Oct '16 4:38:45 PM nombretomado
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* [[spoiler:Sephiran]] from ''FireEmblem: Radiant Dawn''. Acts affable to the end, [[spoiler:and loyal to one of the heroes even while he is fighting the others]]. Can't be talked out of fighting the heroes, yet is happy upon defeat.

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* [[spoiler:Sephiran]] from ''FireEmblem: Radiant Dawn''.''VideoGame/FireEmblemRadiantDawn''. Acts affable to the end, [[spoiler:and loyal to one of the heroes even while he is fighting the others]]. Can't be talked out of fighting the heroes, yet is happy upon defeat.



** Several side materials for ''FireEmblemJugdral'' depicts Alvis of Velthomer as one. the guy wants to create a utopia free of prejudice and racism, so he joins force with Lopto clan, which he lothes, to take down fellow lords and unite Granbelle into a single country. Naturally, this does ''not'' work, and he becomes heavily as he grows OlderAndWiser and realises [[EvilIsNotAToy his plan has backfired horribly.]]

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** Several side materials for ''FireEmblemJugdral'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral'' depicts Alvis of Velthomer as one. the guy wants to create a utopia free of prejudice and racism, so he joins force with Lopto clan, which he lothes, to take down fellow lords and unite Granbelle into a single country. Naturally, this does ''not'' work, and he becomes heavily as he grows OlderAndWiser and realises [[EvilIsNotAToy his plan has backfired horribly.]]
26th Sep '16 9:07:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* This trope is the title of a SavageWorlds book that allows [=PCs=] to play supervillains in world where aliens had successfully killed off all the superheroes.
* In ''Exalted'' the Sidereals deliberately ended a golden age, caused the deaths of millions of innocents, plunged Creation into medieval squalor, threatened and murdered some of the gods themselves to go along with the new order, and spent the next millennium tracking down and murdering the innocent reincarnations of the world's greatest heroes. It was the only surefire way to save Creation from being utterly destroyed.

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* This trope is the title of a SavageWorlds TabletopGame/SavageWorlds book that allows [=PCs=] to play supervillains in world where aliens had successfully killed off all the superheroes.
* In ''Exalted'' ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' the Sidereals deliberately ended a golden age, caused the deaths of millions of innocents, plunged Creation into medieval squalor, threatened and murdered some of the gods themselves to go along with the new order, and spent the next millennium tracking down and murdering the innocent reincarnations of the world's greatest heroes. It was the only surefire way to save Creation from being utterly destroyed.



* In ''JesusChristSuperstar'' Judas considers his betrayal of Jesus to be this in order to keep his movement from getting out of hand and destroying the Jewish people. To a lesser extent this is also true of Caiaphas although there's also a large amount of self interest mixed in in his case.

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* In ''JesusChristSuperstar'' ''Theatre/JesusChristSuperstar'' Judas considers his betrayal of Jesus to be this in order to keep his movement from getting out of hand and destroying the Jewish people. To a lesser extent this is also true of Caiaphas although there's also a large amount of self interest mixed in in his case.



* Ulysses is played like this toward the end of Jon English's ''Paris''. He was like this to an extent in the original ''Iliad'', but it's made explicit that the wooden horse was a case of this in the musical.

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* Ulysses is played like this toward the end of Jon English's ''Paris''. ''Theatre/{{Paris}}''. He was like this to an extent in the original ''Iliad'', ''Literature/TheIliad'', but it's made explicit that the wooden horse was a case of this in the musical.
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