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* ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'': [[HeroicComedicSociopath Rick Sanchez]] is not a "good person" by any stretch of the term. Even his [[ThisLoserIsYou relatable]], cowardly grandson, [[TokenGoodTeammate Morty]], has said this on multiple occasions. That said, he's still the protagonist and the team sometimes does heroic things.
11th Aug '17 9:59:58 PM skzip887
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* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'': Gul Dukat works with the crew of Deep Space Nine and forms a mutual trust with Sisko to eliminate a greater evil far more often than Sisko should trust him. At some point in the series, the two become mortal enemies.
** Garak also qualifies, given his penchant for lying, previous job as a spy/torturer, and "ends justify the means" attitude. He had no qualms about committing extortion, blackmail, and murder to convince the Romulans to join the Dominion War, and when someone doesn't believe he'd shoot a man [[InTheBack in the back]], his reply is simply, "[[CombatPragmatist It's the safest way, isn't it?]]" Despite all this, he's almost always on the side of our heroes.

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* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'': Gul Dukat works with the crew of Deep Space Nine and forms a mutual trust with Sisko to eliminate a greater evil far more often than Sisko should trust him. At some point in Dukat works under the series, assumptions that he's a magnanimous leader and charming ladies' man who will swoop in and take back his former glory in due time. His narcisistic tendencies eventually catch up with him and he [[spoiler: eventually teams up with the two become mortal enemies.
Dominion and later the Pah-Wraiths]] to perserve his delusions of grandeur.
** Garak also qualifies, given his penchant for lying, previous job as a spy/torturer, and "ends justify the means" attitude. He had no qualms about committing extortion, blackmail, and murder to convince the Romulans to join the Dominion War, and when someone doesn't believe he'd shoot a man [[InTheBack in the back]], his reply is simply, "[[CombatPragmatist It's the safest way, isn't it?]]" Despite all this, he's almost always on willing to work with (or manipulate) the side of our heroes.heroes to undermine the regime that ousted him.
2nd Aug '17 12:09:33 PM Discar
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': Snarky, cynical Turlough is like this to the affable and vulnerable Fifth Doctor after making a deal with the Black Guardian to assassinate the Doctor. He redeems himself in the end,[[note]]after half a season of plotting,[[/note]] but throughout his run as a companion he's just as liable to run away or betray the Doctor as he is to heroically rescue his friends, and even strangers.

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Snarky, cynical Turlough is like this to the affable and vulnerable Fifth Doctor after making a deal with the Black Guardian to assassinate the Doctor. He redeems himself in the end,[[note]]after half a season of plotting,[[/note]] but throughout his run as a companion he's just as liable to run away or betray the Doctor as he is to heroically rescue his friends, and even strangers.



*** [[spoiler:Missy]] serves this role in the latest season, initially just offering advice, but after [[spoiler:being released from the Vault and rescuing the Doctor and Bill from Mars]], providing technical support and maintenance [[spoiler:aboard the TARDIS]].

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*** ** [[spoiler:Missy]] serves this role in the latest season, initially just offering advice, but after [[spoiler:being released from the Vault and rescuing the Doctor and Bill from Mars]], providing technical support and maintenance [[spoiler:aboard the TARDIS]].TARDIS]].
** River Song is pretty insistent that she's this; she calls herself a psychopath, even though she has plenty of empathy and pulled a HeroicSacrifice in her first appearance. She ''is'' the most violent of the Doctor's companions, and has a reputation that matches his own.
--->'''Dalek:''' [[AC: You will be exterminated.]]\\
'''River:''' Not yet. Your systems are still restoring, which means your shield density is compromised. One alpha-meson burst through your eye-stalk would kill you stone dead.\\
'''Dalek:''' [[AC: Records indicate you will show mercy. You are an associate of the Doctor's.]] \\
'''River:''' [[BadassBoast I'm River Song. Check your records again.]]\\
[Beat]\\
'''Dalek:''' [[AC: [[OhCrap Mercy?]]]]\\
'''River:''' Say it again?\\
'''Dalek:''' [[AC: Mercy!!]]\\
'''River:''' One. More. Time.\\
'''Dalek:''' [[AC: [[RuleOfThree Mercyyyyy!!!]]]]\\
''[a few minutes later]''\\
'''Amy:''' What happened to the Dalek?\\
'''River:''' It died.
31st Jul '17 10:12:05 PM TheUnknownUploader
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4th Jul '17 10:43:26 PM rva98014
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* Mr Big in ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}''. Unlike the morally ambiguous Nick, he's just a straight up unrepentant mob boss, and really only on Judy's side because she saved his daughter's life. His main contribution to the investigation is threatening to "ice" an uncooperative informant, and he pretty clearly means it.
27th Jun '17 7:39:54 AM JohnnyV
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* ''Webcomic/CurseQuest'': Avalon is a dead ringer for this. He appears to be inactive and sidelines with the heroes at the moment. However, considering he doesn't give his real name and also using an alias when signing up for the curse quest, it can be assumed he doesn't want to be discovered by the International Guild of Heroes. He cheers on enemies trying to kill his teammates and demands being called Master Avalon.
20th Jun '17 2:07:00 PM Vir
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* ''Series/TheThundermans'': Max, Phoebe's [[EvilTwin evil fraternal twin]], is in a family of superheroes but aspires to be a supervillain.

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* ''Series/TheThundermans'': Max, Phoebe's [[EvilTwin evil fraternal twin]], is in a family of superheroes but aspires to be a supervillain.supervillain up until his eventual HeelFaceTurn.
19th Jun '17 7:11:11 AM RobTan
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*** [[spoiler:Missy]] serves this role in the latest season, initially just offering advice, but after [[spoiler:being released from the Vault and rescuing the Doctor and Bill from Mars]], providing technical support and maintenance [[spoiler:aboard the TARDIS]].
16th Jun '17 7:40:10 AM gb00393
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** Rickard Karstark takes over for Roose Bolton as this in Season 3, due to child murder. As mentioned above, this is ultimately subverted, by Bolton himself, who (perhaps unsurprisingly) turns out to be even eviller in "The Rains of Castamere", and gets a KlingonPromotion to Warden of the North in the package. At least the Karstarks never killed their King.
12th Jun '17 12:35:24 PM Will
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* In ''Literature/TheSaxonStories'', King Alfred's nobles include one Uhtred, known as "Uhtred the Wicked". He's a savage brute, a Pagan who despises Christianity and loves their Viking enemies, and hugely arrogant. He twice murders unarmed priests, beats and disowns his own son for being a Christian, professes to hate Alfred himself (although in time he comes to respect him), and likes to spend his spare time raiding, pillaging, and killing anyone who annoys him. He's only tolerated because he's a terrifyingly skilled warrior and brilliant general. Oh yes, and he's the hero of the series.

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* In ''Literature/TheSaxonStories'', King Alfred's nobles include one Uhtred, known as "Uhtred the Wicked". He's a savage brute, a Pagan who despises Christianity and loves their Viking enemies, and hugely arrogant. He twice several times murders unarmed priests, priests (and boasts about it), beats and disowns his own son for being a Christian, professes to hate Alfred himself (although in time he comes to respect him), and likes to spend his spare time raiding, pillaging, and killing anyone who annoys him. He's only tolerated because he's a terrifyingly skilled warrior and brilliant general. Oh yes, and he's the hero of the series.
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