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14th Jul '17 12:10:38 AM Zazie122
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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' has chapters from [[spoiler:Reiner, the Armored Titan's]] POV that show how [[spoiler:he, Annie, Bertolt and Marcel were chosen to be shifters and how they reach the island of Paradis.]] It also depicts [[spoiler:Marley fighting against another nation and choosing the successors of the Armored Titan and the Beast Titan, who will set out to attack the protagonists again.]]
11th Jun '17 9:48:25 PM nombretomado
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* Used to great effect in ''YggdraUnion'' starting in the middle of the seventh chapter, where the game's GreyAndGrayMorality becomes blatant. This is the first point in the game where the important scenes starting off each battlefield are shown from an Imperial perspective, [[spoiler:and happens to be just in time to make the remaining generals' HeroicSacrifice moments considerably more poignant]].

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* Used to great effect in ''YggdraUnion'' ''VideoGame/YggdraUnion'' starting in the middle of the seventh chapter, where the game's GreyAndGrayMorality becomes blatant. This is the first point in the game where the important scenes starting off each battlefield are shown from an Imperial perspective, [[spoiler:and happens to be just in time to make the remaining generals' HeroicSacrifice moments considerably more poignant]].
10th Jun '17 5:14:29 AM WikiGuardianAngel
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** Though of course one also has to not only know, but also ''care'' about not doing the wrong thing, as TheSociopath would demonstrate.
19th May '17 9:17:31 AM Kakai
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** The letters sent from Vahenz to Liozh Zai depict the state of affairs aboard the Fortress of Scattered Needles, showing the heretics in a far better light than any POVs on the Hexarchate side. They're also the source of much of the first book's humour.

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** The letters sent from Vahenz to Liozh Zai depict the state of affairs aboard the Fortress of Scattered Needles, showing the heretics in a far better light than any POVs [=POVs=] on the Hexarchate side. They're also the source of much of the first book's humour.



* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'' several characters get such a POV

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* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'' several characters get such a POVPOV.
19th May '17 9:16:34 AM Kakai
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* ''Literature/TheMachineriesOfEmpire'':
** The letters sent from Vahenz to Liozh Zai depict the state of affairs aboard the Fortress of Scattered Needles, showing the heretics in a far better light than any POVs on the Hexarchate side. They're also the source of much of the first book's humour.
** The two short stories, ''Battle of Candle Arc'' and ''Extracurricular Activities'', are written from Jedao's perspective and they portray a character far more likeable and unambiguous than the untrustworthy, cunning Jedao we see from Cheris' perspective. Then again, the short stories are both set before the Hellspin Massacre, his in-universe MoralEventHorizon.
15th May '17 8:05:34 PM Tainted_Scholar
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** '''Stannis''' is described [[TheGhost throughout the first book]] as someone rigid and unpleasant. Then the prologue to the second book sets him up as a possibly-evil KnightTemplar. ''Then'', for the rest of the series so far, we see Stannis through the eyes of Davos, who is both the most honorable POV character we still have and probably the person who loves Stannis the most in the Seven Kingdoms (including his wife). While he does have his bad moments, like letting his EvilChancellor [[spoiler:''kill his brother'']] or burn his enemies alive to appease a god he doesn't even believe in, we still can't hate the guy (partially because his brother was a BitchInSheepsClothing who intended to kill Stannis so he could usurp the throne and because there does to be genuine power in the magic of this religion). He actually [[EnsembleDarkhorse has a sizeable subset of the fandom not just liking him]], but worshiping him. His AdaptionalVillainy in the series is one of the most hated aspects.

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** '''Stannis''' is described [[TheGhost throughout the first book]] as someone rigid and unpleasant. Then the prologue to the second book sets him up as a possibly-evil KnightTemplar. ''Then'', for the rest of the series so far, we see Stannis through the eyes of Davos, who is both the most honorable POV character we still have and probably the person who loves Stannis the most in the Seven Kingdoms (including his wife). While he does have his bad moments, like letting his EvilChancellor [[spoiler:''kill his brother'']] or burn his enemies alive to appease a god he doesn't even believe in, we still can't hate the guy (partially because his brother was a BitchInSheepsClothing who intended to kill Stannis so he could usurp the throne and because there does to be genuine power in the magic of this religion). He actually [[EnsembleDarkhorse has a sizeable subset of the fandom not just liking him]], but worshiping him. His AdaptionalVillainy AdaptationalVillainy in the series is one of the most hated aspects.
14th May '17 11:58:43 PM LinTaylor
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** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'' is a sterling example. The antagonists are a ''Gundam''-standard oppressive world government, but the protagonists (while having [[ChildSoldiers sympathetic backstories]] and motivations) slowly become a {{Mafia}}-like organization that ruthlessly slaughters anyone who wrongs them. This mainly serves to demonstrate what a CrapsackWorld the Post-Disaster era is, and how badly reforms are needed.
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.
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