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20th Apr '16 11:43:09 AM DragonRanger
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* In ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', the Rising Tide is a hacktivist organization that opposes SHIELD's secrecy. One of their members, Skye, is captured by SHIELD and recruited for her skills in the pilot; though she's still mistrustful of them [[spoiler:and may be TheMole]]. We're not sure how "evil" the group is as a whole - Skye's heart is in the right place, at least - but taking on an international security organization puts you closer to this than a PlayfulHacker.

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* In ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', the Rising Tide is Skye started out as a member of a hacktivist organization called the Rising Tide that opposes opposed SHIELD's secrecy. One of their members, Skye, is secrecy, before she was captured by SHIELD and recruited for her skills in the pilot; though she's still mistrustful pilot. Another first season episode featured a second Rising Tide hacker who was more antagonistic to "the Man" but overall portrayed as kind of them [[spoiler:and may be TheMole]]. naïve and gullible, as he sold out for a big paycheck on one job and his client had successfully fooled him into thinking they were benevolent or at least benign. We're not sure how "evil" the group Rising Tide is as a whole - Skye's heart is in the right place, at least - but taking on an international security organization puts you closer to this than a PlayfulHacker.PlayfulHacker. In any case, they've been forgotten since Skye became completely loyal to SHIELD.
2nd Apr '16 1:13:16 AM fdsa1234567890
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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest'': Root, a [[MisanthropeSupreme misanthropic]] genius with an [[MachineWorship obsession]] with [[DeusEstMachina the Machine]], and has the computer skills to provide a perfect nemesis for [[TechnoWizard Finch]].

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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest'': Root, a [[MisanthropeSupreme misanthropic]] genius with an [[MachineWorship obsession]] with [[DeusEstMachina the Machine]], and has the computer skills to provide a perfect nemesis for [[TechnoWizard Finch]]. Oddly enough, [[spoiler: she actually becomes a heroic character by the fourth season, as she becomes redeemed through her work for The Machine and her cooperation with the rest of the heroes, especially Finch.]]
18th Mar '16 6:42:03 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Anonymous is a loosely-associated network of "hactivists", that was founded around 2003, comitting cyber-crimes as a form of retribution against institutions they claim are corrupt, such as [=PayPal=], [=MasterCard=], Visa, and Sony, and controversial groups like the Westboro Baptist Church and ISIS. Similar groups like [=LulzSec=] and Operation [=AntiSec=] have carried out cyberattacks on US government agencies, media, video game companies, military contractors, military personnel, and police officers. (Of course, these groups [[WellIntentionedExtremist claim they aren't malicious]] but many would disagree.)

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* Anonymous is a loosely-associated network of "hactivists", that was founded around 2003, comitting cyber-crimes as a form of retribution against institutions they claim are corrupt, such as [=PayPal=], [=MasterCard=], Visa, and Sony, and controversial groups like the Westboro Baptist Church Church, ISIS, the Ku Klux Klan, and ISIS.most recently, Creator/DonaldTrump. Similar groups like [=LulzSec=] and Operation [=AntiSec=] have carried out cyberattacks on US government agencies, media, video game companies, military contractors, military personnel, and police officers. (Of course, these groups [[WellIntentionedExtremist claim they aren't malicious]] but many would disagree.)
1st Feb '16 6:22:24 PM nombretomado
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* Dulcinea Anwin of TadWilliams ''Literature/{{Otherland}}'' series, is a Black Hat, a criminal hacker who breaks into systems for fun and profit. Used to working for nefarious employers, she's always managed to remain aloof from the dark side of her profession, but she bites off more than she can chew when she hires herself out to [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast John Dread]], and learns [[AxCrazy just exactly]] [[PsychoForHire how bad]] [[SerialKiller bad really is]].

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* Dulcinea Anwin of TadWilliams Creator/TadWilliams' ''Literature/{{Otherland}}'' series, is a Black Hat, a criminal hacker who breaks into systems for fun and profit. Used to working for nefarious employers, she's always managed to remain aloof from the dark side of her profession, but she bites off more than she can chew when she hires herself out to [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast John Dread]], and learns [[AxCrazy just exactly]] [[PsychoForHire how bad]] [[SerialKiller bad really is]].
8th Jan '16 10:46:18 AM TheUnsquished
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Not to be confused with [[Series/{{Cracker}} the crime show starring Robbie Coltrane]], or the derogatory term used for white trash[[note]]However, crackers stereotypically tend to be holed up in their room, so both senses of "cracker" might apply. The ambiguity might therefore be deliberate.[[/note]], or cowboys of central Florida, or those biscuit-like things people eat with peanut butter, [[OverlyLongGag or those biscuit-like things people eat with regular butter]]. [[BlessedAreTheCheesemakers And cheese.]]

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Not to be confused with [[Series/{{Cracker}} the crime show starring Robbie Coltrane]], or the derogatory term used for white trash[[note]]However, crackers stereotypically tend to be holed up in their room, so both senses of "cracker" might apply. The ambiguity might therefore be deliberate.[[/note]], or cowboys of central Florida, or those biscuit-like things people eat with peanut butter, [[OverlyLongGag or those biscuit-like things people eat with regular butter]]. [[BlessedAreTheCheesemakers And cheese.]]
cheese.
15th Dec '15 6:58:55 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* ComicBook/ThePunisher's friend and ally David "Microchip" Lieberman was sort of an AntiVillain version (given how he was helping Frank). Formerly a legendary hacker in the early days of computer hacking, he finally messed up and was almost caught, leading to his nephew's death at ComicBook/TheKingpin's orders. He'd later hook up with the Punisher and use his skills to manage and launder his finances (i.e., the money Frank took from the criminals he kills), set-up and equip safehouses, train Castle in more "specialized" skills for his war on crime, [[TheScrounger obtain hard-to-get ammunition and equipment, and at times, be the voice of reason for Castle, who was far-more obsessed than he was. Sadly, a falling out between the two led to Micro's death at the hands of rogue S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Derek "Stone Cold" Smalls, Micro's later resurrection by the Hood during the ComicBook/DarkReign, and a full FaceHeelTurn and crossing the MoralEventHorizon by murdering G.W. Bridge, making him and his former friend enemies.

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* ComicBook/ThePunisher's friend and ally David "Microchip" Lieberman was sort of an AntiVillain version (given how he was helping Frank). Formerly a legendary hacker in the early days of computer hacking, he finally messed up and was almost caught, leading to his nephew's death at ComicBook/TheKingpin's orders. He'd later hook up with the Punisher and use his skills to manage and launder his finances (i.e., the money Frank took from the criminals he kills), set-up and equip safehouses, train Castle in more "specialized" skills for his war on crime, [[TheScrounger obtain hard-to-get ammunition and equipment, equipment]], and at times, [[StraightMan be the voice of reason for Castle, Castle]], who was far-more obsessed than he was. Sadly, a falling out between the two led to Micro's death at the hands of rogue S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Derek "Stone Cold" Smalls, Micro's later resurrection by the Hood during the ComicBook/DarkReign, and a full FaceHeelTurn and crossing the MoralEventHorizon by murdering G.W. Bridge, making him and his former friend enemies.
15th Dec '15 6:55:42 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Anonymous is a loosely-associated network of "hactivists", that was founded around 2003, comitting cyber-crimes as a form of retribution against institutions they claim are corrupt, such as [=PayPal=], [=MasterCard=], Visa, and Sony, and controversial groups like the Westboro Baptist Church. Similar groups like [=LulzSec=] and Operation [=AntiSec=] have carried out cyberattacks on US government agencies, media, video game companies, military contractors, military personnel, and police officers. (Of course, these groups [[WellIntentionedExtremist claim they aren't malicious]] but many would disagree.)

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* Anonymous is a loosely-associated network of "hactivists", that was founded around 2003, comitting cyber-crimes as a form of retribution against institutions they claim are corrupt, such as [=PayPal=], [=MasterCard=], Visa, and Sony, and controversial groups like the Westboro Baptist Church.Church and ISIS. Similar groups like [=LulzSec=] and Operation [=AntiSec=] have carried out cyberattacks on US government agencies, media, video game companies, military contractors, military personnel, and police officers. (Of course, these groups [[WellIntentionedExtremist claim they aren't malicious]] but many would disagree.)
15th Dec '15 6:54:19 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* ComicBook/ThePunisher's friend and ally David "Microchip" Lieberman was sort of an AntiVillain version (given how he was helping Frank). Formerly a legendary hacker in the early days of computer hacking, he finally messed up and was almost caught, leading to his nephew's death at ComicBook/TheKingpin's orders. He'd later hook up with the Punisher and use his skills to manage and launder his finances (i.e., the money Frank took from the criminals he kills), set-up and equip safehouses, train Castle in more "specialized" skills for his war on crime, [[TheScrounger obtain hard-to-get ammunition and equipment, and at times, be the voice of reason for Castle, who was far-more obsessed than he was. Sadly, a falling out between the two led to Micro's death at the hands of rogue S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Derek "Stone Cold" Smalls, Micro's later resurrection by the Hood during the ComicBook/DarkReign, and a full FaceHeelTurn and crossing the MoralEventHorizon by murdering G.W. Bridge, making him and his former friend enemies.
3rd Nov '15 9:02:51 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* A baby {{face}} example was Wrestling/MattHardy's electronic high jacking of then recent Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA joiner Vendetta Pro Wrestling during 2014, due to the fact one of Vendetta's founders and disputed owners, Billy Blade, had a history of enmity with Hardy, including assaults on his girlfriend and was a PoliticallyIncorrectVillain to boot.[[/folder]]

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* A baby {{face}} example was Wrestling/MattHardy's electronic high jacking of then recent Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA joiner Vendetta Pro Wrestling during 2014, at the end of 2013, due to the fact one of Vendetta's founders and disputed owners, Billy Blade, had a history of enmity with Hardy, including assaults on his girlfriend and was a PoliticallyIncorrectVillain to boot.[[/folder]]
3rd Nov '15 7:34:53 AM erforce
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* ''Film/DieHard'' features Theo, the wisecrack-spouting computer tech who cracks through all but the final layer of corporate security.
** In ''Film/LiveFreeOrDieHard / Die Hard 4.0'', the main villain is a rogue cracker, while the sidekick is more of a PlayfulHacker.

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* ''Film/DieHard'' ''Franchise/DieHard''
** The [[Film/DieHard first film]]
features Theo, the wisecrack-spouting computer tech who cracks through all but the final layer of corporate security.
** In ''Film/LiveFreeOrDieHard ''Film/LiveFreeOrDieHard'' / Die ''Die Hard 4.0'', the main villain is a rogue cracker, while the sidekick is more of a PlayfulHacker.
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