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10th Jul '17 6:48:21 PM Gosicrystal
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* Troy from suikoden iv.

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* %%* Troy from suikoden iv.''VideoGame/SuikodenIV''.
14th Jun '17 1:21:39 PM ectostar
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Works with an [[RomanticismVersusEnlightenment Enlightenment]] leaning tend to make frequent use of Woobie and Well-Intentioned anti villains, [[RousseauWasRight showing the villain as a product of society or simply misguided.]]

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Works with an [[RomanticismVersusEnlightenment Enlightenment]] leaning tend to make frequent use of Woobie and Well-Intentioned anti villains, [[RousseauWasRight showing the villain as a product of society or simply misguided.]]
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Although he may choose to be evil and perhaps [[CardCarryingVillain embrace his villainous reputation]], when the time comes for him to walk the walk, he turns away. This type of anti villain has a set of standards, certain lines that he will never cross. As such, he is the first one to say EvenEvilHasStandards when faced with someone who offends said code of conduct. Unlikely to KickTheDog but will PetTheDog. Often accompanied by a MoralityPet. Alternatively, villainy is just a job to [[PunchClockVillain put food on the table]], thus it's never personal. Placed higher on the "evilness" scale than Woobies because villainy is usually a choice rather than something they are driven to. The Noble type is the common definition of the Anti-Villain.

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Although he they may choose to be evil and perhaps [[CardCarryingVillain embrace his their villainous reputation]], when the time comes for him them to walk the walk, he turns they turn away. This type of anti villain has a set of standards, certain lines that he they will never cross. As such, he is they are the first one to say EvenEvilHasStandards when faced with someone who offends said code of conduct. Unlikely to KickTheDog but will PetTheDog. Often accompanied by a MoralityPet. Alternatively, villainy is just a job to [[PunchClockVillain put food on the table]], thus it's never personal. Placed higher on the "evilness" scale than Woobies because villainy is usually a choice rather than something they are driven to. The Noble type is the common definition of the Anti-Villain.
7th Jun '17 4:21:23 PM infernape612
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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, 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).
25th May '17 11:38:21 AM BatmanKalEl
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* Mr Freeze in VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity is this with a bit of {{Woobie}}. As usual his main goal is to protect his wife and he only goes against Batman once in the entire game and that's just because Bruce's stubborness lead to a miscomunication between them.
* The Thieves Guild in VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion. Despite being unrepentant thieves they never kill, protect the poor and only target people who can easily afford the loss. Their leader the Grey Fox in particular fits this as he only resorts to crime due to a curse which he seeks to break.

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* Mr Freeze in VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'' is this with a bit of {{Woobie}}. As usual his main goal is to protect his wife and he only goes against Batman once in the entire game and that's just because Bruce's stubborness lead to a miscomunication between them.
* The Thieves Guild in VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion.''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion''. Despite being unrepentant thieves they never kill, protect the poor and only target people who can easily afford the loss. Their leader the Grey Fox in particular fits this as he only resorts to crime due to a curse which he seeks to break.
23rd Apr '17 6:33:45 PM nombretomado
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* Franchise/TalesSeries:

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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]].
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