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14th Jun '17 1:13:51 PM mkmlp
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* ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'': Kyouya insists that he is an egotist with nothing in common with ShelteredAristocrat Tamaki. Despite this, his long-suffering of Tamaki's antics, which includes wearing ridiculous costumes on a daily basis (as a female more than once), is noblity in itself. He ''says'' that it's all to keep Tamaki looking like a golden child, to the point where it costs Kyouya favor with his own father. That's a bit too self-sacrificing for the so-called Evil Lord, isn't it?

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* ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'': Kyouya insists that he is an egotist with nothing in common with ShelteredAristocrat Tamaki. Despite this, his long-suffering of Tamaki's antics, which includes wearing ridiculous costumes on a daily basis (as a female more than once), is noblity nobility in itself. He ''says'' that it's all to keep Tamaki looking like a golden child, to the point where it costs Kyouya favor with his own father. That's a bit too self-sacrificing for the so-called Evil Lord, isn't it?it?
* The titular character in ''Overlord2012'', though very ruthless and ultimately self-serving, most of his worst actions are [[AssholeVictim directed at beings more evil than himself]], he treats the subjects of Nazarick like they are family, [[AFatherToHisMen thinks of his personnel guardians like his children]], and treats his conquered subjects generally well, and he has a very good track record of keeping his end of the bargain when invoking DealWithTheDevil scenarios.
** Among his subordinates, we have [[BattleButler Sebas Tian]] and [[BloodKnight Cocytus]] who unlike the rest of his guardians, are not hostile to those considered weaker than themselves and are more often then not friendly to others, unless provoked.
1st Jun '17 1:15:06 PM LentilSandEater
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersArmada,'' Starscream falls into this category, leaving the [[TheStarscream usual betrayal duties]] to the likes of Thrust and Sideways.

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Starscream falls into this category, leaving the [[TheStarscream usual betrayal duties]] to the likes of Thrust and Sideways.



*** [[Anime/TransformersRobotsInDisguise Sky-Byte]] combines this with IneffectualSympatheticVillain; he becomes such a failure at being evil, that the good guys think he's pulled a HeelFaceTurn.
** ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'': Breakdown shows shades of this when Bulkhead saves him from the terrorist group MECH. Starscream and a load of mooks arrive, and Starscream orders Breakdown to turn on him. Breakdown does, but is hesistant and needs prompting from his leader to actually do it. He also seems to be the only Decepticon to not view the [[FacelessGoons vehicons]] as expendable, confiding in one and later stating he doesn't think they get enough respect.
*** Dreadwing has UndyingLoyalty to [[MyMasterRightOrWrong Megatron]] and the Decepticon cause, CombatPragmatist and MadBomber, but shows honor, gratitude and respect to Optimus Prime and the Autobots. [[spoiler:In the end, [[EvenEvilHasStandards Starscream's defilement of Skyquake's body]] almost causes him to [[HeelFaceTurn switch sides]].]]

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*** [[Anime/TransformersRobotsInDisguise Sky-Byte]] * In ''Anime/TransformersRobotsInDisguise'' Sky-Byte combines this with IneffectualSympatheticVillain; he becomes such a failure at being evil, that the good guys think he's pulled a HeelFaceTurn.
* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'':
** ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'': Breakdown shows shades of this when Bulkhead saves him from the terrorist group MECH. Starscream and a load of mooks arrive, and Starscream orders Breakdown to turn on him. Breakdown does, but is hesistant and needs prompting from his leader to actually do it. He also seems to be the only Decepticon to not view the [[FacelessGoons vehicons]] as expendable, confiding in one and later stating he doesn't think they get enough respect.
*** ** Dreadwing has UndyingLoyalty to [[MyMasterRightOrWrong Megatron]] and the Decepticon cause, CombatPragmatist and MadBomber, but shows honor, gratitude and respect to Optimus Prime and the Autobots. [[spoiler:In the end, [[EvenEvilHasStandards Starscream's defilement of Skyquake's body]] almost causes him to [[HeelFaceTurn switch sides]].]]
25th May '17 7:48:18 PM KillerClowns
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Tyranny}}'', the Fatebinder is a VillainProtagonist serving the resident EvilOverlord, Kyros, and their [[TheEmpire Empire]]. Kyros' laws are harsh and draconian, but Fatebinders are given a lot of leeway in interpretation -- even if they don't outright pull a HeelFaceTurn, the player Fatebinder can very much play this role.
15th May '17 11:41:15 AM Rotide
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* Agent Washington from ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' qualifies, at least late in Revelations. His brand of villainy is less out of genuine malice, and more out of desperation to get out of prison. As the bad guy, he's quite nice to hapless Doc, at least as nice as his personality allows.

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* Agent Washington from ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' qualifies, at least late in Revelations. His brand of villainy is less out of genuine malice, and more out of desperation to get out of prison. As the bad guy, he's quite nice to hapless Doc, at least as nice as his personality allows. He ends up making a HeelFaceTurn (To counter his earlier FaceHeelTurn) by the end of the season, and has been firmly heroic ever since.
** His {{Foil}} in the Chorus Trilogy, [[spoiler: Locus/Samuel Ortez, is also an example, though it isn't obvious until the end of the Season. He's a Deconstruction, in that he's a moral man deep down, who's been manipulated into acting amoral and ruthless by his PoisonousFriend [[ManipulativeBastard Felix/Isaac Gates]] ]]
14th May '17 3:46:20 PM nombretomado
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* In ''SummonNight: Swordcraft Story 2'', the player may choose the half-angel, half-devil Dinah as their [[TheKidWithTheLeash Guardian Beast]]. Her devil half ''claims'' to be heartless and evil, and that she's [[TheKidWithTheLeash forced by circumstance]] to work for the main character. Her CatchPhrase whenever Edgar or Aera announces his/her plans to do ''anything'' is, "I guess I don't have a choice."
* Ryudo from ''GrandiaII'' begins the game this way, a cynic who actively embraces the unsavory reputation attached to mercenaries like himself. Conversely, fellow party member Millenia is a subversion, being the closest thing the series has to a ''literal'' demon (a fragment, in fact, of the setting's local {{Satan}} figure) who gets offended or pouty when others label her as evil.

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* In ''SummonNight: ''VideoGame/SummonNight: Swordcraft Story 2'', the player may choose the half-angel, half-devil Dinah as their [[TheKidWithTheLeash Guardian Beast]]. Her devil half ''claims'' to be heartless and evil, and that she's [[TheKidWithTheLeash forced by circumstance]] to work for the main character. Her CatchPhrase whenever Edgar or Aera announces his/her plans to do ''anything'' is, "I guess I don't have a choice."
* Ryudo from ''GrandiaII'' ''VideoGame/GrandiaII'' begins the game this way, a cynic who actively embraces the unsavory reputation attached to mercenaries like himself. Conversely, fellow party member Millenia is a subversion, being the closest thing the series has to a ''literal'' demon (a fragment, in fact, of the setting's local {{Satan}} figure) who gets offended or pouty when others label her as evil.
11th May '17 7:25:09 PM Fireblood
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-->[-'''Wade''': Kid, I wouldn't last five minutes leading an outfit like that if I wasn't as rotten as hell.-]

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-->[-'''Wade''': -->'''Wade''': Kid, I wouldn't last five minutes leading an outfit like that if I wasn't as rotten as hell.-]



* ''Film/{{Byzantium}}'': Darvell. Despite the rather elistist company he surrounds himself with he has always shown Clara kindness and is by far the most likeable member of Brethren. His loyalty to the brotherhood is born out of the fact [[IOweYouMyLife they saved his life]]. He also respects both Clara and her daughter for how they've chosen their victims. [[spoiler:He eventually sides with Clara in the finale.]]

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* ''Film/{{Byzantium}}'': Darvell. Despite the rather elistist elitist company he surrounds himself with he has always shown Clara kindness and is by far the most likeable member of Brethren. His loyalty to the brotherhood is born out of the fact [[IOweYouMyLife they saved his life]]. He also respects both Clara and her daughter for how they've chosen their victims. [[spoiler:He eventually sides with Clara in the finale.]]
29th Apr '17 10:49:43 AM nombretomado
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* Despite considering himself an official villain, Puma Loco from ''ElTigre'' puts his family in first place than his criminal schemes most of the time, and is often seen helping his grandson Manny and his son White Pantera in beating up the other criminals of Miracle City.

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* Despite considering himself an official villain, Puma Loco from ''ElTigre'' ''WesternAnimation/ElTigreTheAdventuresOfMannyRivera'' puts his family in first place than his criminal schemes most of the time, and is often seen helping his grandson Manny and his son White Pantera in beating up the other criminals of Miracle City.
26th Apr '17 9:43:27 PM Anicomicgeek
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* ''Manga/BirdyTheMighty'' has Gomez, as he occasionally gives Birdy advice and encouragement, and in Decode he seems mostly against the idea of releasing the Ryunka on Earth.
25th Apr '17 9:27:51 PM Yukianesa
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** The Alpha Legion's whole hat is being this, along with TheChessmaster and FakeDefector... [[RiddleForTheAges maybe]]. During the Horus Heresy, the Alpha Legion often went out of their way to help Imperial forces even though they were supposed to be on Horus' side.
21st Apr '17 6:33:17 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** This trope is also implied earlier on with how Roxanne responds to each of his death traps with little more than an eye roll and a snarky quip. Regardless of [[DesignatedVictim how many times she's seen them before]], there's no way on Earth she would react so calmly to them unless [[GenreSavvy she was absolutely positive that he wouldn't actually use them]].

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** This trope is also implied earlier on with how Roxanne responds to each of his death traps with little more than an eye roll and a snarky quip. Regardless of [[DesignatedVictim how many times she's seen them before]], there's no way on Earth she would react so calmly to them unless [[GenreSavvy she was absolutely positive that he wouldn't actually use them]].them.



* ''Literature/TheImmortals'': Rikash [[spoiler:Moonsword]]. He's only [[TheBeastmaster Daine's enemy]] at all in ''Wolf Speaker'', where he's GenreSavvy enough to try to kill small animals venturing indoors, but he doesn't directly attack ''her'', seems vaguely embarrassed when she finds out that he's friends with [[LonelyRichKid lonely Maura]]. Later he's more directly Daine's ally, and she trusts him, though he never lets up on the snark.

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* ''Literature/TheImmortals'': Rikash [[spoiler:Moonsword]]. He's only [[TheBeastmaster Daine's enemy]] at all in ''Wolf Speaker'', where he's GenreSavvy smart enough to try to kill small animals venturing indoors, but he doesn't directly attack ''her'', seems vaguely embarrassed when she finds out that he's friends with [[LonelyRichKid lonely Maura]]. Later he's more directly Daine's ally, and she trusts him, though he never lets up on the snark.



* There's an actual demon in ''VideoGame/BaldursGateIIThroneOfBhaal'' in the maze in [[BonusDungeon Watcher's Keep]] who [[AffablyEvil politely]] invites you to a non-rigged game, and gives you his part of the key [[GenreSavvy after he's assured that he and his group can escape]] instead of just leaving you trapped. Noble Demon indeed.

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* There's an actual demon in ''VideoGame/BaldursGateIIThroneOfBhaal'' in the maze in [[BonusDungeon Watcher's Keep]] who [[AffablyEvil politely]] invites you to a non-rigged game, and gives you his part of the key [[GenreSavvy after he's assured that he and his group can escape]] escape instead of just leaving you trapped. Noble Demon indeed.
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