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7th Dec '16 7:00:07 PM RaisenRhaasen
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** And in Zelazny's ''Lord of Light'', the demon king Taraka not only helps the hero in his war, but develops (by possessing the Buddha) a sense of shame and remorse. By the end, he's only a demon in form and desire for power.

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** And in Zelazny's ''Lord ''[[Literature/LordOfLight Lord of Light'', Light]]'', the demon king Taraka not only helps the hero in his war, but develops (by possessing the Buddha) a sense of shame and remorse. By the end, he's only a demon in form and desire for power.
27th Nov '16 1:04:16 PM nombretomado
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* Several characters in ''TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' follow the religion of Tash, who is basically that world's Satan, but are genuinely decent people who follow that religion only because they are brought up in it. Most notable is Emeth, an honorable Calormene soldier who is taken to Aslan's country (Heaven) at the end of ''Literature/TheLastBattle'' despite having spent his life striving to serve Tash as faithfully as he could. Aslan explains that, just as evil done in his own name counts as service to Tash, he considers Emeth's pure-hearted and noble actions in Tash's name to be service to himself. There's also Alimash, Aravis' Calormene cousin, who Bree describes as a "worthy nobleman."

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* Several characters in ''TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' follow the religion of Tash, who is basically that world's Satan, but are genuinely decent people who follow that religion only because they are brought up in it. Most notable is Emeth, an honorable Calormene soldier who is taken to Aslan's country (Heaven) at the end of ''Literature/TheLastBattle'' despite having spent his life striving to serve Tash as faithfully as he could. Aslan explains that, just as evil done in his own name counts as service to Tash, he considers Emeth's pure-hearted and noble actions in Tash's name to be service to himself. There's also Alimash, Aravis' Calormene cousin, who Bree describes as a "worthy nobleman."
19th Nov '16 8:41:01 AM gophergiggles
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** Pretty much any villain in the show is noble to an extent, opting only to TakeOverTheWorld. Queen Chrysalis just wants a food source, even if her means of getting it are less than noble, King Sombra just wants to conquer the Crystal Empire, neither of which are possible with dead or hurt Ponies. The closest thing to an aversion is Lord Tirek, who has proven willing to stop at nothing to get what he wants, even if he has to smash some ponies or destroy things to get it.
6th Nov '16 1:59:44 PM Scabbard
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** Macbeth counts as well. Practically ''all'' of his actions in the show are driven by [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou his petty desire for revenge against Demona]], but he outright refuses to take the easy way out by smashing her to bits when she's in stone form during the day, preferring to beat her in a fair fight. Notably, he only attacked Goliath's clan in his introductory episode because he thought they were Demona's allies. In all subsequent episodes, he refuses to harm anyone outside of his feud with Demona.

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** Macbeth counts as well. Practically ''all'' of his actions in the show are driven by [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou his petty desire to kill Demona- both for revenge against Demona]], for her betrayal and just wanting to finally die]], but he outright refuses to take the easy way out by smashing her to bits when she's in stone form during the day, preferring to beat her in a fair fight. Notably, he Macbeth only attacked Goliath's clan in his introductory episode because he thought they were Demona's allies. In all subsequent episodes, he refuses to harm anyone outside of his feud with Demona.
5th Nov '16 11:36:36 PM ShadowlordDargor
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***Although, he is still quite willing to do whatever he deems necessary to achieve his end goals, and seems to enjoy torturing anyone who actually manages to anger him in some rather horrifying ways.
4th Nov '16 8:33:20 PM ZeoSpark16
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**We also have [[spoiler: Shiran Dogen from Investigations 2. Despite being an assassin, he went out his way to save the lives of two young boys who were freezing to death in a car (Horace Knightly and Simon Keyes). Dogen was then saved by Keyes at one point and Dogen looks after him as a father figure. He also harbored no ill will toward Edgeworth as he was the one that got Dogen locked up and, after escaping from jail to later save Simon Keyes from a fellow assassin Shelly de Killer, Dogen gladly went back to jail with Keyes saying "It's their home now."]]
3rd Nov '16 12:46:54 PM mkmlp
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* The MLP AbridgedSeries WebVideo/UltraFastPony portrays [[spoiler: Maud Pie]] as a demon, who serves whoever summons her without question, but adamantly refuses to kill anyone under any condition and is very friendly by this show's standards.
25th Oct '16 7:59:12 PM nombretomado
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* The ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' books by GeorgeRRMartin have quite a few theoretically villainous or antagonistic characters that act rather decently, at least to some people. These include Jaime Lannister, Sandor Clegane, Jaquen H'Gar, and Petyr Baelish, all of whom have acted decently towards protagonist characters when they didn't have to. Then again, the series tries to show all of its characters as three-dimensional and well-developed.
** Your mileage may ''definitely'' vary on Petyr Baelish; the only character he's kind to is Sansa, and that's only when he's not sexually harrassing her. His nobler moments come off as [[{{Squick}} squicky]] to some. This is the problem with [[TheTrickster Petyr]]... you're never quite sure when he's donning any particular behaviour pattern (including this one) as a mask, even as a reader: heaven help the characters he interacts with.

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* The ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' books by GeorgeRRMartin Creator/GeorgeRRMartin have quite a few theoretically villainous or antagonistic characters that act rather decently, at least to some people. These include Jaime Lannister, Sandor Clegane, Jaquen H'Gar, and Petyr Baelish, all of whom have acted decently towards protagonist characters when they didn't have to. Then again, the series tries to show all of its characters as three-dimensional and well-developed.
** Your mileage may ''definitely'' vary on Petyr Baelish; the only character he's kind to is Sansa, and that's only when he's not sexually harrassing harassing her. His nobler moments come off as [[{{Squick}} squicky]] to some. This is the problem with [[TheTrickster Petyr]]... you're never quite sure when he's donning any particular behaviour pattern (including this one) as a mask, even as a reader: heaven help the characters he interacts with.
17th Oct '16 9:02:22 PM BatmanKalEl
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* DependingOnTheWriter, this is either played straight or occasionally subverted with Doctor Doom. In the latter, he acts like he has a sense of honor, but will do anything to achieve his goals, up to and including sacrificing a woman who loved him to a demon.
** A very pissed-off [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Sue Richards]] once gave Doom a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech in which she [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome called him out on his so-called nobility]], saying that despite all the trappings, Doom is still just a spoiled brat who's wasted his entire life making a hyperbole out of his juvenile grudge against her husband.
** Namor the ComicBook/SubMariner retains his nobility the times he passes the FaceHeelRevolvingDoor between AntiVillain and AntiHero. He's fully smitten with Sue, but respects her choice and seeks to legitimately win her heart.

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* DependingOnTheWriter, this is either played straight or occasionally subverted with Doctor Doom. SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom. In the latter, he acts like he has a sense of honor, but will do anything to achieve his goals, up to and including sacrificing a woman who loved him to a demon.
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demon. A very pissed-off [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Sue Richards]] once gave Doom a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech in which she [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome called him out on his so-called nobility]], saying that despite all the trappings, Doom is still just a spoiled brat who's wasted his entire life making a hyperbole out of his juvenile grudge against her husband.
** * Namor the ComicBook/SubMariner retains his nobility the times he passes the FaceHeelRevolvingDoor between AntiVillain and AntiHero. He's fully smitten with Sue, but respects her choice and seeks to legitimately win her heart.
16th Oct '16 3:27:26 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/FireEmblem'':
** Black Knight Camus from ''FireEmblemAkaneia''[[spoiler:until he HeelFaceTurn-ed as Sirius in the sequel]]

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* ''Franchise/FireEmblem'':
''VideoGame/FireEmblem'':
** Black Knight Camus from ''FireEmblemAkaneia''[[spoiler:until ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia''[[spoiler:until he HeelFaceTurn-ed as Sirius in the sequel]]
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