History Main / SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains

8th Mar '18 5:43:56 PM Sonofstranger
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Related Tropes: more benign examples of MyCountryRightOrWrong or MyMasterRightOrWrong, NonMaliciousMonster (when the monster doesn't even have sentience to be a considered a character), PunchClockVillain, NobleTopEnforcer (when not a NobleDemon), mild examples of NecessarilyEvil, those who are ForcedIntoEvil, and occasionally a TokenGoodTeammate (when amongst a bunch of scumbags).

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Related Tropes: more benign examples of MyCountryRightOrWrong or MyMasterRightOrWrong, NonMaliciousMonster (when the monster doesn't even have sentience to be a considered a character), PunchClockVillain, NobleTopEnforcer (when not a NobleDemon), mild examples of NecessarilyEvil, those who are ForcedIntoEvil, and occasionally a TokenGoodTeammate (when amongst a bunch of scumbags).
scumbags). The inversion of NominalHero, where a hero fighting with the good guys only does so with morally neutral motivations.
26th Feb '18 2:08:53 PM Gamermaster
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* The Wolkenritter from ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'' spent centuries fighting in the service of the Book's masters, but when they entered the service of Hayate, who had no desire for power or to see people harmed in her name, they are content to obey her command not to fight for her. However, when they realize that the Book will kill her unless it is filled, they set out to do so, but do so in a way that minimizes harm.

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* The Wolkenritter from ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'' spent centuries fighting in the service of the Book's Book of Darkness' masters, but when they entered the service of Hayate, who had no desire for power or to see people harmed in her name, they are content to obey her command not to fight for her. However, when they realize that the Book will kill her unless it is filled, they set out to do so, but do so in a way that minimizes harm.
5th Feb '18 9:31:33 PM MrUnderhill
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** For that matter, Maiden Astraea herself. [[spoiler:The only reason she's even billed as a villain is because she has a demon's soul (she's the Valley of defilement's Archdemon), but it's outright stated that even in her bitter disillusionment after finding out about God's non-existence,, she still hasn't lost her kind heart, and her soul is the most impure one because she's taking all the sins and suffering of the Valley's inhabitants on herself, relieving them of some of their misery. The Valley's denizens adore her, and will do absolutely anything to protect her, including judiciously slaughtering pesky soul-hunters looking to snag her soul. Like say, the player character. And she commands such loyalty simply by being a good person at heart.]] Sixth Saint Astraea, indeed.

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** For that matter, * Maiden Astraea herself. from ''VideoGame/DemonsSouls''. [[spoiler:The only reason she's even billed as a villain is because she has a demon's soul (she's the Valley of defilement's Archdemon), but it's outright stated that even in her bitter disillusionment after finding out about God's non-existence,, non-existence, she still hasn't lost her kind heart, and her soul is the most impure one because she's taking all the sins and suffering of the Valley's inhabitants on herself, relieving them of some of their misery. The Valley's denizens adore her, and will do absolutely anything to protect her, including judiciously slaughtering pesky soul-hunters looking to snag her soul. Like say, the player character. And she commands such loyalty simply by being a good person at heart.]] Sixth Saint Astraea, indeed.
25th Dec '17 11:45:30 PM HelloLamppost
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* Comicbook/AmbushBug, back in his early days before he finally made a HeelFaceTurn.
* In Pre-Crisis days, Bizarro was Superman's most prominent {{Frenemy}}, despite being consistently considered part of Supey's RoguesGallery. His opposite thinking gave him a mild case of BlueAndOrangeMorality, and he was always dangerously stupid, but it was always clear that he never seriously intended to hurt anyone, and most stories ended with him and Superman parting on good terms.

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* Comicbook/AmbushBug, back in his early days before he finally officially made a HeelFaceTurn.
* In Pre-Crisis days, Bizarro was Superman's most prominent {{Frenemy}}, despite being consistently considered part of Supey's RoguesGallery. His opposite thinking gave him a mild case of BlueAndOrangeMorality, and he was always dangerously stupid, but it was always clear that he never seriously intended to hurt anyone, and most stories ended with him and Superman parting on good terms.
* Another Silver Age Superman villain, Titano the Super-Ape, was always treated as a simple animal who couldn't be held responsible for his actions.
25th Dec '17 11:40:14 PM HelloLamppost
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* Comicbook/AmbushBug, back in his early days before he finally made a HeelFaceTurn.
* In Pre-Crisis days, Bizarro was Superman's most prominent {{Frenemy}}, despite being consistently considered part of Supey's RoguesGallery. His opposite thinking gave him a mild case of BlueAndOrangeMorality, and he was always dangerously stupid, but it was always clear that he never seriously intended to hurt anyone, and most stories ended with him and Superman parting on good terms.
24th Dec '17 1:05:58 PM nombretomado
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* Thomas from ''TheEvent'', also [[spoiler:Sophia after Thomas's death and finding out the aliens homeworld is dying.]]

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* Thomas from ''TheEvent'', ''Series/TheEvent'', also [[spoiler:Sophia after Thomas's death and finding out the aliens homeworld is dying.]]
11th Dec '17 5:35:42 AM SeptimusHeap
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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]].

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* Mikhail Rasputin, elder brother of Colossus of the ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}''.''ComicBook/XMen''. 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]].
12th Nov '17 12:06:59 PM BookCat
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* Bushroot from ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck''. Considering a vast majority of his crimes in the series is fueled by a desire to cure his loneliness and that he was a legitimately nice guy before the accident that gave him his powers, it's hard not to root for him in some instances. This is ''especially'' true in "It's a Wonderful Leaf", where he didn't set out to cause any trouble and only began his EvilPlan for the episode upon getting attacked by an angry mob just for looking different.

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* Bushroot from ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck''. Considering a vast majority of his crimes in the series is are fueled by a desire to cure his loneliness and that he was a legitimately nice guy before the accident that gave him his powers, it's hard not to root for him in some instances. This is ''especially'' true in "It's a Wonderful Leaf", where he didn't set out to cause any trouble and only began his EvilPlan for the episode upon getting attacked by an angry mob just for looking different.
12th Nov '17 12:04:45 PM BookCat
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* Bushroot from ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck''. Considering a vast majority of his crimes in the series is fueled by a desire to cure his loneliness and that he was a legitimately nice guy before the accident that gave him his powers, it's hard not to root for him in some instances. This is ''especially'' true in "It's a Wonderful Leaf", where he didn't set out to cause any trouble and only began his EvilPlan for the episode upon getting attacked by an angry mob just for looking different.
18th Sep '17 12:26:21 PM cristian1234
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* WesternAnimation/OswaldTheLuckyRabbit in ''VideoGame/EpicMickey''. Much of what he does (and well, mostly what he ''intends'' on doing: [[spoiler: betraying Mickey, taking his heart, and abandoning him and all of Wasteland by going to the cartoon world in a rocket]]) is the result of neglect, jealousy, and the loss of everything he cared about (especially Ortensia) and built in the Thinner Disaster.
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