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24th Sep '16 5:50:50 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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A Noble Demon is a villainous character with a code of honor. He doesn't care that he has a [[SlaveToPR bad image]] -- he may even [[CardCarryingVillain actively cultivate and embrace it.]] However, every so often a situation presents itself and he's just not willing to go [[MoralEventHorizon the extra mile necessary]] to be ''completely'' evil. He'll topple your castle, but he'll do it [[NeverHurtAnInnocent right after everyone has cleared out first]]. He'll [[WeHaveReserves sacrifice whole armies]] to achieve his goal but he'll also [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifice himself]] if he must. He'll conquer your village but he won't cause [[RapePillageAndBurn more destruction than necessary]]. He wants to kill TheHero but he won't stab an enemy InTheBack. His ambition might be to TakeOverTheWorld, or merely to uphold the evil side of the BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil.

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A Noble Demon is a villainous character with a code {{code of honor.honor}}. He doesn't care that he has a [[SlaveToPR bad image]] -- he may even [[CardCarryingVillain actively cultivate and embrace it.]] However, every so often a situation presents itself and he's just not willing to go [[MoralEventHorizon the extra mile necessary]] to be ''completely'' evil. He'll topple your castle, but he'll do it [[NeverHurtAnInnocent right after everyone has cleared out first]]. He'll [[WeHaveReserves sacrifice whole armies]] to achieve his goal but he'll also [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifice himself]] if he must. He'll conquer your village but he won't cause [[RapePillageAndBurn more destruction than necessary]]. He wants to kill TheHero but he won't stab an enemy InTheBack. His ambition might be to TakeOverTheWorld, or merely to uphold the evil side of the BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil.
21st Sep '16 5:53:36 PM Malady
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* Princess Ceymi from Fanfic/MLPCollateralDamage and Fanfic/WithoutAHive is a classic NobleDemon. She genuinely believes that the Changelings must be ruthless to survive, and she is loyal to her Hive and [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Queen]] [[BigBad Chrysalis]]. She herself avoids any unnecessary cruelty, and does not like to kill Ponies -- though she will if she is ordered to or believes that she has no better choice.



* The (OC)Changeling Princess Ceymi gets to be this in ''two'' WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic fics by ''two'' seperate writers. In [[https://www.fimfiction.net/user/Phoenix_Dragon Phoenix_Dragon]]'s ''Fanfic/WithoutAHive'', the story in which she originally appeared, she is the mentor and mother (though maternity means little to the Changelings) of the protagonist Nictis. In [[https://www.fimfiction.net/user/Jordan179 Jordan179]]'s ''Fanfic/MLPCollateralDamage'', she is one of the three main characters along with Jordan179's OC Falcon Punch and the young Background Pony Cheerilee (age 9), in a story taking place almost two decades before the series and a decade before the start of ''Without A Hive'' (which is a long ComingOfAge novel).

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* The (OC)Changeling Princess Ceymi gets to be this in ''two'' WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic fics by ''two'' seperate writers. She genuinely believes that the Changelings must be ruthless to survive, and she is loyal to her Hive and [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Queen]] [[BigBad Chrysalis]]. She herself avoids any unnecessary cruelty, and does not like to kill Ponies -- though she will if she is ordered to or believes that she has no better choice. In [[https://www.fimfiction.net/user/Phoenix_Dragon Phoenix_Dragon]]'s ''Fanfic/WithoutAHive'', the story in which she originally appeared, she is the mentor and mother (though maternity means little to the Changelings) of the protagonist Nictis. In [[https://www.fimfiction.net/user/Jordan179 Jordan179]]'s ''Fanfic/MLPCollateralDamage'', she is one of the three main characters along with Jordan179's OC Falcon Punch and the young Background Pony Cheerilee (age 9), in a story taking place almost two decades before the series and a decade before the start of ''Without A Hive'' (which is a long ComingOfAge novel).
18th Sep '16 4:04:15 PM AtticusOmundson
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Compare the less villainous versions: JerkWithAHeartOfGold and JerkassFacade.

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Compare the less villainous versions: JerkWithAHeartOfGold AscendedDemon, JerkWithAHeartOfGold, and JerkassFacade.
13th Sep '16 8:49:28 PM Tarlonniel
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* ''Fanfic/BloodAndHonor'': Sanguis has a personal code of honor which often conflicts with how Sith are expected to behave in the Empire. She regularly shows mercy to her enemies, keeps her word, frees Vette from slavery at the first opportunity, and engages in small acts of charity when prompted either by her friends or her conscience. On the other hand, she is completely dedicated to the defeat of the Republic, has no issue with slavery in general and loyally follows the orders of her superiors, even when they are personally distasteful to her.
20th Aug '16 10:16:13 PM GoldenKeyblade
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* The ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' series gives us [[spoiler:Shelley De Killer, an assassin who serves as one of the the culprits in Case 2-4. He makes it very clear that he upholds a strict code of ethics: he values the trust of his client above all else, and he always leaves his calling card at the scene of his murders so the police will know he was responsible and his client will be above suspicion. And when he discovers that his client, [[BitchInSheepsClothing Matt Engarde]], has betrayed him, he's more than happy to [[LaserGuidedKarma return the favor and make Engarde his next target]].]]
14th Aug '16 11:52:55 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In a Terminal video from ''VideoGame/Halo2'': Anniversary, Spartan Locke is giving background information on Thel 'Vadamee, a powerful Sangheili Commander, before he became the [[{{Main/EnemyMine}} Arbiter]]. He tells the story of Thel and his squad ambushing a group of unarmed human soldiers, but allowing them to [[{{Main/PleasePutSomeClothesOn}} get dressed]] and arm themselves [[{{Main/FaceDeathWithDignity}} before slaughtering them]]. Locke notes that while this kind of "honorable" behavior is common among Sangheili, this was the first time that honor had been shown to [[{{Main/PunyHumans}} human opponents]].

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* In ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'', Sangheili/Elites are often this: In a Terminal video from ''VideoGame/Halo2'': Anniversary, Spartan ''VideoGame/Halo2: Anniversary'', then-ONI agent Locke is giving background information on Thel 'Vadamee, a powerful Sangheili Commander, before he became the [[{{Main/EnemyMine}} [[HeelFaceTurn Arbiter]]. He tells the story of Thel and his squad ambushing a group of unarmed human soldiers, but allowing them to [[{{Main/PleasePutSomeClothesOn}} [[PleasePutSomeClothesOn get dressed]] and arm themselves [[{{Main/FaceDeathWithDignity}} [[FaceDeathWithDignity before slaughtering them]]. Locke notes that while this kind of "honorable" behavior is common among Sangheili, this was the first time that honor had been shown to [[{{Main/PunyHumans}} [[PunyHumans human opponents]].
14th Aug '16 9:46:08 AM nombretomado
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** Golbez himself gains this characterization in ''DissidiaFinalFantasy'', giving advice to his brother and the other heroes even while fighting them. [[spoiler:It's revealed that he's actually working for Cosmos to end the cycle of battle.]]

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** Golbez himself gains this characterization in ''DissidiaFinalFantasy'', ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'', giving advice to his brother and the other heroes even while fighting them. [[spoiler:It's revealed that he's actually working for Cosmos to end the cycle of battle.]]
10th Aug '16 6:36:17 AM hullflyer
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* Several characters in ''http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/relatedsearch.php?term=Main/ElantrisTheChroniclesOfNarnia'' 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 ''http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/relatedsearch.php?term=Main/ElantrisTheChroniclesOfNarnia'' ''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."
1st Aug '16 7:39:11 PM Gamermaster
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** It is even mentioned at one point that the souls are only borrowed, to be returned later.
24th Jul '16 4:48:35 PM nombretomado
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* Chrono from ''ChronoCrusade'' may count as a literal example of this, though it's more just SuperpoweredEvilSide.

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* Chrono from ''ChronoCrusade'' ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' may count as a literal example of this, though it's more just SuperpoweredEvilSide.
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