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5th Jan '18 6:28:36 AM Zeiram1990
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** This is actually true for most of the show. In the first season, Aang and co. are the good, Zuko is the bad, and Zhao is the evil; in the first part of the third, the good and bad roles are the same, but with [[BigBad Ozai]] joining Azula in the evil. After Zuko's HeelFaceTurn the system breaks down, though at the very end you have the [[FanNickname Gaang]] as the good, Azula as the [[TragicVillain crazy yet pitiable evil]], and Ozai as the stone-cold irredeemable sadistic evil.

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** This is actually true for most of the show. In the first season, Aang and co. are the good, Zuko is the bad, and Zhao is the evil; in the first part of the third, the good and bad roles are the same, but with [[BigBad Ozai]] joining Azula in the evil. After Zuko's HeelFaceTurn the system breaks down, though at the very end you have the [[FanNickname Gaang]] as the good, Azula as the [[TragicVillain crazy yet pitiable evil]], evil, and Ozai as the stone-cold irredeemable sadistic evil.
10th Nov '17 2:46:08 PM NNinja
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* During ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', [[CorruptBureaucrat Yoki]], [[KnightTemplar Scar]], [[SerialKiller Barry the Chopper]], [[AntiVillain Greed]], and Kimblee's chimera are all introduced as antagonists to the Elric brothers [[note]]although only Barry, Yoki, and the chimera worked for the villains, and only technically in Yoki's case[[/note]]. However, all end up joining the heroes at various points to fight against the main villains, Father and the other homunculi.
29th Sep '17 9:01:40 AM nighttrainfm
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* The first third of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'''s Frieza Saga is a three-way war between Gohan and Krillin (the Good), previous saga villain Vegeta (the Bad) and BigBad Frieza and his army (the Evil). The good and the bad end up joining forces when Frieza summons the Ginyu Force. The exact words of the trope were used by Creator/CartoonNetwork to advertise it at one point, referring to Goku, Vegeta and Frieza respectively.
** It comes up again in the Cell Saga, with the Z fighters as the good, androids 16, 17, and 18 as the bad, and Cell himself as the evil.

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* ''Franchise/DragonBall'':
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The first third of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'''s Frieza Saga is a three-way war between Gohan and Krillin (the Good), previous saga villain Vegeta (the Bad) and BigBad Frieza and his army (the Evil). The good and the bad end up joining forces when Frieza summons the Ginyu Force. The exact words of the trope were used by Creator/CartoonNetwork to advertise it at one point, referring to Goku, Vegeta and Frieza respectively.
** It comes up again in the Cell Saga, with the Z fighters Fighters as the good, androids Androids 16, 17, and 18 as the bad, and Cell himself as the evil.
27th Sep '17 10:06:42 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', the Empire and the Stormcloaks are the Good and the Bad, which one depending on whose side you pick in the Civil War. The Thalmor are always the Evil, one of the few things both sides agree on.

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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'''s {{Civil War}} storyline, the Empire [[TheKingdom Empire]] and the Stormcloaks [[LaResistance Stormcloaks]] are the Good and the Bad, which one is which depending on whose side you pick in choose to support. However, the Civil War. The Thalmor are always [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Thalmor]]-led [[AntiHumanAlliance Aldmeri]] [[TheEmpire Dominion]] is definitely the Evil, one of the few things both sides agree on.on. Whichever side wins will inevitably [[GreaterScopeVillain have to deal with the Dominion down the line]].
18th Sep '17 2:01:46 PM Scrapperlock
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** It comes up again in the Cell Saga, with the Z fighters as the good, androids 16, 17, and 18 as the bad, and Cell himself as the evil.
16th Sep '17 11:39:43 AM SeptimusHeap
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* The '90s ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'' animated series had one of the most memorable and sympathetic portrayals of Magneto ever to exist, out to defend mutantkind from its human oppressors, who were generally portrayed as pretty heavily bigoted. Of course the show couldn't have him be ''too'' evil with such a sympathetic cause, so he got thrust into EnemyMine situations in all but his ''very first'' appearance against villains who were [[EvilerThanThou more evil than]] [[EvenEvilHasStandards him at his worst]].

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* The '90s ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'' ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' animated series had one of the most memorable and sympathetic portrayals of Magneto ever to exist, out to defend mutantkind from its human oppressors, who were generally portrayed as pretty heavily bigoted. Of course the show couldn't have him be ''too'' evil with such a sympathetic cause, so he got thrust into EnemyMine situations in all but his ''very first'' appearance against villains who were [[EvilerThanThou more evil than]] [[EvenEvilHasStandards him at his worst]].
11th Sep '17 1:19:48 PM TheWanderer
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* ''Series/TheWire'': Starting roughly in Season 3, the cops of the Major Crimes Unit (no angels, but on their side--most of the time) are the Good, the Barksdale Organization and Proposition Joe's Organization (well-established Baltimore drug dealers, willing to use violence but preferring peaceful settlements as better for business) are the Bad, and the Stanfield Organization (run by the ruthless and cold-blooded sociopath Marlo Stanfield) is the Evil.

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* ''Series/TheWire'': Starting roughly in Season 3, the cops of the Major Crimes Unit (no angels, but on their side--most of the time) are the Good, the Barksdale Organization and Proposition Joe's Organization (well-established Baltimore drug dealers, willing to use violence but preferring peaceful settlements as better for business) are the Bad, and the Stanfield Organization (run by the utterly ruthless and cold-blooded sociopath Marlo Stanfield) Stanfield, who has zero compunctions about murdering anyone for any reason) is the Evil. Evil.
11th Sep '17 1:07:21 PM TheWanderer
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See also AngelsDevilsAndSquid, and EvilVersusOblivion.

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See also AngelsDevilsAndSquid, and EvilVersusOblivion.
EvilVersusOblivion. Often leads to two sides deciding that the third side is the "X" in XMustNotWin.
6th Sep '17 2:25:38 PM SteveMB
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A subtype of EnemyCivilWar in that the splinter factions tend to distinctly divide between "Actual Bad Guys" and "People the Good Guys Can Work With". One faction may claim that they're EvilerThanThou, the other faction may respond that EvenEvilHasStandards and anyway they are ALighterShadeOfGrey. In extreme cases, villains who [[PragmaticVillainy just want to steal stuff or gain power]] are pitted against worse villains who want to [[EvilVersusOblivion destroy everything]] and [[OmnicidalManic kill everybody]].

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A subtype of EnemyCivilWar in that the splinter factions tend to distinctly divide between "Actual Bad Guys" and "People the Good Guys Can Work With". One faction may claim that they're EvilerThanThou, the other faction may respond that EvenEvilHasStandards and anyway they are ALighterShadeOfGrey. In extreme cases, villains who [[PragmaticVillainy just want to steal stuff or gain power]] are pitted against worse villains who want to [[EvilVersusOblivion destroy everything]] and [[OmnicidalManic [[OmnicidalManiac kill everybody]].
6th Sep '17 2:25:15 PM SteveMB
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A subtype of EnemyCivilWar in that the splinter factions tend to distinctly divide between "Actual Bad Guys" and "People the Good Guys Can Work With". One faction may claim that they're EvilerThanThou, the other faction may respond that EvenEvilHasStandards and anyway they are ALighterShadeOfGrey.

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A subtype of EnemyCivilWar in that the splinter factions tend to distinctly divide between "Actual Bad Guys" and "People the Good Guys Can Work With". One faction may claim that they're EvilerThanThou, the other faction may respond that EvenEvilHasStandards and anyway they are ALighterShadeOfGrey.
ALighterShadeOfGrey. In extreme cases, villains who [[PragmaticVillainy just want to steal stuff or gain power]] are pitted against worse villains who want to [[EvilVersusOblivion destroy everything]] and [[OmnicidalManic kill everybody]].
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