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8th Apr '17 5:56:00 PM nombretomado
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* The story mode of the old ''ForgottenRealms'' RTS game ''Blood and Magic'' was ''based'' around this. No matter which side of any of the five scenarios you choose, you're always at the very least a DesignatedHero. On one end, the first scenario has you control either a king attempting to pacify a country so that his formerly nomadic people could have a homeland, or a champion of the old king, attempting to drive out the invaders. On the other, the last scenario involves either a wizard aiding a village in destroying a [[ViciousCycle regularly occurring demon invasion]]...or a group of demons fighting off an unprovoked human attack, and discovering a convenient, renewing food source!
* ''{{Rifts}}'' devotes a considerable section of the corebook showing the Coalition States (TheEmpire) as they see themselves: the sole strong, reliable bastion of civilization in a world of monsters, chaos and confusion.

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* The story mode of the old ''ForgottenRealms'' ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' RTS game ''Blood and Magic'' was ''based'' around this. No matter which side of any of the five scenarios you choose, you're always at the very least a DesignatedHero. On one end, the first scenario has you control either a king attempting to pacify a country so that his formerly nomadic people could have a homeland, or a champion of the old king, attempting to drive out the invaders. On the other, the last scenario involves either a wizard aiding a village in destroying a [[ViciousCycle regularly occurring demon invasion]]...or a group of demons fighting off an unprovoked human attack, and discovering a convenient, renewing food source!
* ''{{Rifts}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Rifts}}'' devotes a considerable section of the corebook showing the Coalition States (TheEmpire) as they see themselves: the sole strong, reliable bastion of civilization in a world of monsters, chaos and confusion.
21st Feb '17 11:45:43 AM Kakai
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* ''Literature/TheWitchlands'':
** When Aeduen's first introduced, he's presented through Safi's eyes as an inhuman monster, but his POV section make him far more human and likeable.
** Merik considers his sister to be practically an EvilPrincess. She gets viewpoints in the second book, and turns out she considers ''him'' to be a borderline EvilPrince.
17th Feb '17 11:28:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'' uses dual protagonists to achieve this, creating a morally uncertain world where both sides equally have positive and negative points. Ken Kaneki is a human transformed into a HalfHumanHybrid and forced to live as a Ghoul, providing a sympathetic viewpoint into their world and the struggles they experience. Opposite him is his WorthyOpponent, Ghoul Investigator Koutarou Amon, who provides a sympathetic view into the [[TheHunter CCG]]. This results in several occasions when the group the audience is rooting for can change from chapter to chapter, entirely depending on which characters the audience is following at the moment. The inability of these two sides to come to terms and communicate is a major theme of the series, with the relationship between the two protagonists driven by their shared desire to talk to each other. Fate, however, prevents this from happening.

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* ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'' uses dual protagonists to achieve this, creating a morally uncertain world where both sides equally have positive and negative points. Ken Kaneki is a human transformed into a HalfHumanHybrid and forced to live as a Ghoul, providing a sympathetic viewpoint into their world and the struggles they experience. Opposite him is his WorthyOpponent, Ghoul Investigator Koutarou Amon, who provides a sympathetic view into the [[TheHunter [[HunterOfMonsters CCG]]. This results in several occasions when the group the audience is rooting for can change from chapter to chapter, entirely depending on which characters the audience is following at the moment. The inability of these two sides to come to terms and communicate is a major theme of the series, with the relationship between the two protagonists driven by their shared desire to talk to each other. Fate, however, prevents this from happening.
4th Feb '17 10:54:12 PM Dawnwing
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* The ''Literature/WarriorCats'' ExpandedUniverse book ''The Ultimate Guide'' is narrated in third person, but the [[MetaphoricallyTrue information]] given is noticeably slanted towards whoever's life it's recounting. For example, Ashfur's omits his betrayal of ThunderClan to Hawkfrost, which nearly killed Firestar (as Ashfur hoped it would) in favor of saying that he "was not a friend of Firestar", and describes him as a "good mentor" when he actively sabotaged Lionblaze's training. However, this could also be the result of FlipFlopOfGod - the different authors do ''not'' agree on his characterization.

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* The ''Literature/WarriorCats'' ExpandedUniverse book ''The Ultimate Guide'' is narrated in third person, but the [[MetaphoricallyTrue information]] given is noticeably slanted towards whoever's life it's recounting. For example, Ashfur's omits his betrayal of ThunderClan [=ThunderClan=] to Hawkfrost, which nearly killed Firestar (as Ashfur hoped it would) in favor of saying that he "was not a friend of Firestar", and describes him as a "good mentor" when he actively sabotaged Lionblaze's training. However, this could also be the result of FlipFlopOfGod - the different authors do ''not'' agree on his characterization.
4th Feb '17 10:53:44 PM Dawnwing
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* The ''Literature/WarriorCats'' ExpandedUniverse book ''The Ultimate Guide'' is narrated in third person, but the [[MetaphoricallyTrue information]] given is noticeably slanted towards whoever's life it's recounting. For example, Ashfur's omits his betrayal of ThunderClan to Hawkfrost, which nearly killed Firestar (as Ashfur hoped it would) in favor of saying that he "was not a friend of Firestar", and describes him as a "good mentor" when he actively sabotaged Lionblaze's training. However, this could also be the result of FlipFlopOfGod - the different authors do ''not'' agree on his characterization.
23rd Dec '16 5:46:08 PM WillKeaton
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* A tradition in the ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' franchise, dating all the way to the original ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam''. Indeed, the Universal Century branch of TheMultiverse had so much of this for the various editions of Zeon that RootingForTheEmpire is common enough that they are usually seen as ALighterShadeOfGray in the GreyAndGrayMorality.

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* A tradition in the ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' franchise, dating all the way to the original ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam''. Indeed, the Universal Century branch of TheMultiverse had so much of this for the various editions of Zeon that RootingForTheEmpire is common enough that they are usually seen as ALighterShadeOfGray in the a world of GreyAndGrayMorality.
23rd Dec '16 5:45:33 PM WillKeaton
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* A tradition in the ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' franchise, dating all the way to the original ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam''. Indeed, the Universal Century branch of TheMultiverse had so much of this for the various editions of Zeon that RootingForTheEmpire is common enough that they are usually seen as the LighterShadeOfGray in the GreyAndGrayMorality.

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* A tradition in the ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' franchise, dating all the way to the original ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam''. Indeed, the Universal Century branch of TheMultiverse had so much of this for the various editions of Zeon that RootingForTheEmpire is common enough that they are usually seen as the LighterShadeOfGray ALighterShadeOfGray in the GreyAndGrayMorality.
17th Dec '16 1:45:00 PM KhymChanur
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** And in ''Thud!'' we see the trouble both the ''Times'' and, to a lesser extent, the Post Office are causing from the Watch's point of view.

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** And in ''Thud!'' ''Discworld/{{Thud}}'' we see the trouble both the ''Times'' and, to a lesser extent, the Post Office are causing from the Watch's point of view.
19th Nov '16 6:31:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* Each WomenOfTheOtherworld book is written from a different point of view, so the obnoxious little upstart from ''Stolen'' becomes the sincere young woman struggling to fulfill too many varied responsibilities in ''Dime Store Magic'', and the antivillain motivated by greed in ''Bitten'' turns out in ''Personal Demon'' to have good reasons for his trust issues with the world in general and the former protagonists in particular.

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* Each WomenOfTheOtherworld ''Literature/WomenOfTheOtherworld'' book is written from a different point of view, so the obnoxious little upstart from ''Stolen'' becomes the sincere young woman struggling to fulfill too many varied responsibilities in ''Dime Store Magic'', and the antivillain motivated by greed in ''Bitten'' turns out in ''Personal Demon'' to have good reasons for his trust issues with the world in general and the former protagonists in particular.
2nd Nov '16 4:46:44 PM nombretomado
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* Will Parry of HisDarkMaterials comes across as very sinister to anyone who doesn't know him well in-universe.

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* Will Parry of HisDarkMaterials ''Literature/HisDarkMaterials'' comes across as very sinister to anyone who doesn't know him well in-universe.
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