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22nd Feb '17 12:11:06 PM Kafkesque
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* Literature/{{Carrie}} from the eponymous book and its [[TheFilmOfTheBook film adaptations]] eventually [[ProtagonistJourneyToVillain becomes]] a Woobie Anti-VillainProtagonist due to her mistreatment over the course of the story, leading up to her infamous rampage.
24th Jan '17 9:06:06 PM zealots
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* DependingOnTheWriter, another example from the X-Men is Toad, who is often depicted as more pathetic than menacing and occasionally not even malevolent. Cursed with [[PowerIncontinence extremely unstable]], [[BlessedWithSuck borderline-useless powers]] and a life where being caught in a HumilitationConga is a ''good'' day (on a bad day, it's the TraumaCongaLine), Toynbee seems cursed to forever be the ButtMonkey of the X-universe itself. And the tragic thing is, all the guy really wants most of the time is a place to fit in. Instead, he gets abused and mistreated no matter [[ComicBook/{{Magneto}} which]] [[ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} side]] he's on.

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* DependingOnTheWriter, another example from the X-Men is Toad, who is often depicted as more pathetic than menacing and occasionally not even malevolent. Cursed with [[PowerIncontinence extremely unstable]], [[BlessedWithSuck borderline-useless powers]] and a life where being caught in a HumilitationConga HumiliationConga is a ''good'' day (on a bad day, it's the TraumaCongaLine), Toynbee seems cursed to forever be the ButtMonkey of the X-universe itself. And the tragic thing is, all the guy really wants most of the time is a place to fit in. Instead, he gets abused and mistreated no matter [[ComicBook/{{Magneto}} which]] [[ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} side]] he's on.
24th Jan '17 9:04:46 PM zealots
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* ''ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan'' has the Ultimate version of Shocker, who was screwed over by the company he worked when he tried to make legit money.
" Mikhail Rasputin, elder brother of Colossus, of the ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}''. He means well every time he appears, but every single time he tries to do something good, it backfires, either because of his [[RealityWarper power]] or his dangerous, unstable [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity mental state]].

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* ''ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan'' has the Ultimate version of Shocker, who was screwed over by the company he worked when he tried to make legit money.
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Mikhail Rasputin, elder brother of Colossus, Colossus of the ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}''. He means well every time he appears, but every single time he tries to do something good, it backfires, either because of his [[RealityWarper power]] or his dangerous, unstable [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity mental state]].
* DependingOnTheWriter, another example from the X-Men is Toad, who is often depicted as more pathetic than menacing and occasionally not even malevolent. Cursed with [[PowerIncontinence extremely unstable]], [[BlessedWithSuck borderline-useless powers]] and a life where being caught in a HumilitationConga is a ''good'' day (on a bad day, it's the TraumaCongaLine), Toynbee seems cursed to forever be the ButtMonkey of the X-universe itself. And the tragic thing is, all the guy really wants most of the time is a place to fit in. Instead, he gets abused and mistreated no matter [[ComicBook/{{Magneto}} which]] [[ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} side]] he's on.
* ''ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan'' has the Ultimate version of Shocker, who was originally just a naïve scientist who worked hard and was a productive employee for Roxxon, only to be screwed out of all his patents by his employers apparently [[CardCarryingVillain just because]] [[CorruptCorporateExecutive they could]]. Feeling that he had no other options, Shocker turned to supervillainy, only to be treated like a joke after several humiliating defeats at the hands of Spider-Man.
23rd Jan '17 11:55:11 AM Ingonyama
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Related Tropes: FallenHero, SympatheticMurderer, JerkassWoobie, TragicVillain, and a typical DarkMagicalGirl.

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Related Tropes: FallenHero, SympatheticMurderer, JerkassWoobie, NonMaliciousMonster, TragicVillain, and a typical DarkMagicalGirl.
23rd Jan '17 11:49:07 AM Ingonyama
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" Mikhail Rasputin, elder brother of Colossus, of the ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}''. He means well every time he appears, but every single time he tries to do something good, it backfires, either because of his [[RealityWarper power]] or his dangerous, unstable [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity mental state]].
15th Dec '16 3:00:09 PM LordBlackdeath
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* The Monster in the Darkness of Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick also counts as this type of Anti-Villain, especially since his encounter with Mr Stiffy : he is even shown [[spoiler:actively countering Xykon's plans]] in some of the [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1041.html later comics]] wich might even count as a full-on {{HeelFaceTurn}}.
6th Oct '16 11:41:08 AM DustSnitch
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* Notepad of ''[[Creator/ThisIsIt Don't Hug Me I'm Scared]]'' seems to genuinely want to give the puppets a good time, and when it all goes to hell she seems as horrified as they are. She's really more of a {{Jerkass}} ControlFreak than actually evil.

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* Notepad of ''[[Creator/ThisIsIt Don't Hug Me I'm Scared]]'' ''WebVideo/DontHugMeImScared'' seems to genuinely want to give the puppets a good time, and when it all goes to hell she seems as horrified as they are. She's really more of a {{Jerkass}} ControlFreak than actually evil.
22nd Sep '16 8:21:50 PM nombretomado
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* Charmcaster becomes this in ''Ben10UltimateAlien'' with her motive being [[spoiler:to save her home dimension and resurrect her father]], with shades of Noble, especially after [[spoiler:she moves into neutral territory as a DimensionLord following the failure to accomplish her aforementioned goals.]]

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* Charmcaster becomes this in ''Ben10UltimateAlien'' ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'' with her motive being [[spoiler:to save her home dimension and resurrect her father]], with shades of Noble, especially after [[spoiler:she moves into neutral territory as a DimensionLord following the failure to accomplish her aforementioned goals.]]
10th Sep '16 9:45:16 PM marianna
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** The Franchise/FireEmblem series likes this trope. Others who fit this would be General Eagler from ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Blazing Blade]]'' and Selena and Glen from ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones Sacred Stones]]''.

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** The Franchise/FireEmblem series likes this trope. Others who fit this would be General Eagler from ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Blazing Blade]]'' and Blade]]'', Selena and Glen from ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones Sacred Stones]]''.Stones]]'' and The Black Knight from FireEmblemTellus
4th Sep '16 5:03:13 PM 64SuperNintendo
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* The title character of ''[[Manga/ShinryakuIkaMusume Squid Girl]]''. First of all, her threat of invading and taking over the surface world isn't taken very seriously by other characters (except [[OnlySaneMan Nagisa]]). If she actually ''tried'' to invade the surface, she would be defeated easily by the combined might of every military on the planet. However, it only takes ''[[BewareOfTheNiceOnes one person]]'' to keep her docile. Also, the worst thing she can actually do is trying to [[PrehensileHair tie you up with her tentacles]] and attempt to take over a beach restaurant. She is [[MundaneObjectAmazement very oblivious and naive]] to human society in general. In the end, she end ups a [[CuteMonsterGirl cute squid girl goofball]] with [[HarmlessVillain her villainy not taken seriously by anyone]].

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* The title character of ''[[Manga/ShinryakuIkaMusume Squid Girl]]''. First of all, her threat of invading and taking over the surface world isn't taken very seriously by other characters (except [[OnlySaneMan Nagisa]]). If she actually ''tried'' to invade the surface, she would be defeated easily by the combined might of every military on the planet. However, it only takes ''[[BewareOfTheNiceOnes ''[[BewareTheNiceOnes one person]]'' to keep her docile. Also, the worst thing she can actually do is trying to [[PrehensileHair tie you up with her tentacles]] and attempt to take over a beach restaurant. She is [[MundaneObjectAmazement very oblivious and naive]] to human society in general. In the end, she end ups a [[CuteMonsterGirl cute squid girl goofball]] with [[HarmlessVillain her villainy not taken seriously by anyone]].
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