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13th Apr '17 4:42:23 PM EDP
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'': Prince Phobos, the former season's BigBad, takes this role briefly during the second season, because he's the only person who can take the new BigBad's AmplifierArtifact away from her without it instantly teleporting back. Phobos spends a handful of episodes grudgingly helping the heroes (while acting like a titanic JerkAss to them all the while) [[spoiler: and then he finally gets what he wants- said AmplifierArtifact for himself. He promptly betrays everybody and resumes the throne of BigBad]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'': Prince Phobos, the former season's BigBad, takes this role briefly during the second season, because he's the only person who can take the new BigBad's AmplifierArtifact away from her without it instantly teleporting back. Phobos spends a handful of episodes grudgingly helping the heroes (while acting like a titanic JerkAss to them all the while) [[spoiler: and then he finally gets what he wants- said AmplifierArtifact for himself. He promptly betrays everybody and resumes the throne of BigBad]].BigBad. [[GenreSavvy Something Will fully expected from him and had planned for]]]].
13th Apr '17 4:38:20 PM EDP
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** The Gold Saints, in the meantime, have [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Deathmask]], who decorates his house with ''the souls of his victims turned into wailing faces''. He's ''still'' a defender of mankind.
11th Apr '17 10:40:38 AM IndustriousArc
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* ''FanFic/ABrighterDark:'' Hans and his band of criminals are this for ''all of Nohr.'' Even when using them, [[WellIntentionedExtremist Garon]] shows absolute contempt for their methods, and afterward gives Corrin his full blessing to kill Hans should they ever cross paths again now that he's no longer necessary to his plans.
28th Mar '17 10:46:31 AM LentilSandEater
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* [[http://8bittheater.wikia.com/wiki/Black_Mage_Evilwizardington Black Mage]] of ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'' is [[FortheEvulz absurdly evil]]. In one arc, it is revealed that his SignatureMove, [[KamehameHadoken hadoken]], is [[ThePowerOfLove powered by love]]. That is, [[BlackMage he]] [[ManaDrain siphons love]] out of the universe to [[CallingYourAttacks fuel]] [[KiManipulation his]] [[HandBlast power]]. This has the added [[BlackMagic effect]] of [[DestructiveSaviour raising the divorce rate with each blast]]. Of course, all the Light Warriors save for Fighter are amoral to some extent.
** Honestly, Thief and Red Mage are bad enough that classifying Fighter as the TokenGoodTeammate would probably be more accurate.
** While the Light Warriors as a whole are inept, stupid, violent, destructive and selfish, Black Mage stands out because he wants to destroy the world and everyone in it for no real reason. It's [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2006/07/15/episode-720-a-lesson-is-learned-but-the-damage-is-going-to-take-forever-to-clean-up/ suggested]] that its his own presence that causes the rest of the Light Warriors to be what they are.

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* ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'': [[http://8bittheater.wikia.com/wiki/Black_Mage_Evilwizardington Black Mage]] of ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'' is [[FortheEvulz absurdly evil]]. In one arc, it is revealed that his SignatureMove, [[KamehameHadoken hadoken]], is [[ThePowerOfLove powered by love]]. That is, [[BlackMage he]] [[ManaDrain siphons love]] out of the universe to [[CallingYourAttacks fuel]] [[KiManipulation his]] [[HandBlast power]]. This has the added [[BlackMagic effect]] of [[DestructiveSaviour raising the divorce rate with each blast]]. Of course, all the Light Warriors save for Fighter are amoral to some extent.
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extent. Honestly, Thief and Red Mage are bad enough that classifying Fighter as the TokenGoodTeammate would probably be more accurate.
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While the Light Warriors as a whole are inept, stupid, violent, destructive and selfish, Black Mage stands out because he wants to destroy the world and everyone in it for no real reason. It's [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2006/07/15/episode-720-a-lesson-is-learned-but-the-damage-is-going-to-take-forever-to-clean-up/ suggested]] that its his own presence that causes the rest of the Light Warriors to be what they are.



* In ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids'', Pete doesn't exactly play his character evil, but as more of an insane and completely amoral psychopath. Though he doesn't seem to be aware that there is anything unusual about it. And it's ''R2-D2'' of all people.
** He does admit that he likes the group in [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0376.html this]] strip, after he GM's a session which turns into a death trap.
** Lampshaded in [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0783.html #783:]]

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* In ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids'', Pete doesn't exactly play his character evil, but as more of an insane and completely amoral psychopath. Though he doesn't seem to be aware that there is anything unusual about it. And it's ''R2-D2'' of all people.
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people. He does admit that he likes the group in [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0376.html this]] strip, after he GM's a session which turns into a death trap.
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trap. Lampshaded in [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0783.html #783:]]



* Arudin from ''Webcomic/DungeonCrawlInc'' is this, though he insists he's "colorfully pragmatic." His most vile deeds occurred years before he joined TheTeam, when he was an agent of the elven terrorist organization Eldreth Veluuthra. He did a HeelFaceTurn and nowadays he's mainly a [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]] {{Jerkass}}.

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* Arudin from ''Webcomic/DungeonCrawlInc'' ''Dungeon Crawl Inc'' is this, though he insists he's "colorfully pragmatic." His most vile deeds occurred years before he joined TheTeam, when he was an agent of the elven terrorist organization Eldreth Veluuthra. He did a HeelFaceTurn and nowadays he's mainly a [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]] {{Jerkass}}.



* Trudy of ''Webcomic/GeneralProtectionFault'', who was quite [[CardCarryingVillain over-the-top evil]] in the first few years, literally as well as figuratively [[KickTheDog kicking dogs]]. As CerebusSyndrome set in, she became a slightly toned down villain who was manipulating the rest of the cast to take over the world. After being defeated and forced on the run, her ex-boyfriend Trent took over her position, proving to be the most selfish and amoral of the GPF crew during his time there. The fact that both of them were in the same position gets lampshaded.

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* ''Webcomic/GeneralProtectionFault'':
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Trudy of ''Webcomic/GeneralProtectionFault'', who was quite [[CardCarryingVillain over-the-top evil]] in the first few years, literally as well as figuratively [[KickTheDog kicking dogs]]. As CerebusSyndrome set in, she became a slightly toned down villain who was manipulating the rest of the cast to take over the world. After being defeated and forced on the run, her ex-boyfriend Trent took over her position, proving to be the most selfish and amoral of the GPF crew during his time there. The fact that both of them were in the same position gets lampshaded.



** The trope isn't played completely straight with Trent, however. Dwayne shows more patience with his antics than he really deserves, though it's fair to say his feud with Fred isn't entirely one-sided, but Trent [[http://www.gpf-comics.com/archive/2005/08/17 does eventually]] push the TeamDad too far.

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** The trope isn't played completely straight is downplayed at first with Trent, however. Dwayne shows more patience with his antics than he really deserves, though it's fair to say his feud with Fred isn't entirely one-sided, but Trent [[http://www.gpf-comics.com/archive/2005/08/17 does eventually]] push the TeamDad too far.



* In ''Webcomic/GodsPlayingPoker'', Cthulhu himself is generally on the side of hurting people and eating souls, although the actual group doesn't do much literal heroing, being mostly composed of holy figures of various faiths.
* At first, the Trolls in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' seem to have one in [[KnightTemplar Terezi "gallowsCalibrator" Pyrope]]. In Act Five, however, we meet the other Trolls; compared to Vriska "arachnidsGrip" Serket, Terezi is a ''saint''. The worst thing Terezi has done was [[spoiler:leading the protagonist to get himself killed by taking on enemies stronger than he could manage in an alternate timeline]], and she did this [[ForegoneConclusion knowing]] he would be [[BackFromTheDead back]]. Vriska, on the other hand, [[spoiler:forced one of her teammates to jump off a cliff and paralyze himself, then mind controlled another teammate into murdering his lover, and forced Terezi into staring into the sun until she went blind]]. Terezi ''has'' [[spoiler:killed trolls during her time as Vriska's partner in [[{{LARP}} FLARP]], but according to her, she only killed the "bad" ones, while Vriska just killed ''everyone'']].

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* In ''Webcomic/GodsPlayingPoker'', ''Gods Playing Poker'', Cthulhu himself is generally on the side of hurting people and eating souls, although the actual group doesn't do much literal heroing, being mostly composed of holy figures of various faiths.
* * ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'':
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At first, the Trolls in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' seem to have one in [[KnightTemplar Terezi "gallowsCalibrator" Pyrope]]. In Act Five, however, we meet the other Trolls; compared to Vriska "arachnidsGrip" Serket, Terezi is a ''saint''. The worst thing Terezi has done was [[spoiler:leading the protagonist to get himself killed by taking on enemies stronger than he could manage in an alternate timeline]], and she did this [[ForegoneConclusion knowing]] he would be [[BackFromTheDead back]]. Vriska, on the other hand, [[spoiler:forced one of her teammates to jump off a cliff and paralyze himself, then mind controlled another teammate into murdering his lover, and forced Terezi into staring into the sun until she went blind]]. Terezi ''has'' [[spoiler:killed trolls during her time as Vriska's partner in [[{{LARP}} FLARP]], but according to her, she only killed the "bad" ones, while Vriska just killed ''everyone'']].



** And arguably the most major and unexpected example, [[spoiler: [[MonsterClown Gamzee Makara]]. Introduced as a dim-witted, good natured stoner who is a devout follower of a religion of clowns and miracles, he seems like a [[JokeCharacter funny character firmly rooted on the good side]]. Then he runs out of what kept him high and has his religion mocked by Dave and promptly becomes a murderer hellbent on killing all the other trolls in the name of his "mirthful messiahs"]]. While Karkat calms him down before he can kill more than two trolls, he still never goes back to being the good-natured person he was before, becoming a complete JerkAss, and he ends up being [[spoiler: a follower of [[BigBad Lord English]] and doing many things to assist him as well as the only one of the token evil teammates to end up having seemingly no redeeming qualities by the end]].

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** And arguably the most major and unexpected example, [[spoiler: [[MonsterClown Gamzee Makara]]. Introduced as a dim-witted, good natured stoner who is a devout follower of a religion of clowns and miracles, he seems like a [[JokeCharacter funny character firmly rooted on the good side]]. Then he runs out of what kept him high and has his religion mocked by Dave and promptly becomes a murderer hellbent on killing all the other trolls in the name of his "mirthful messiahs"]]. While Karkat calms him down before he can kill more than two trolls, he still never goes back to being the good-natured person he was before, becoming a complete JerkAss, and he ends up being [[spoiler: a follower of [[BigBad Lord English]] and doing many things to assist him as well as the only one of the token evil teammates to end up having seemingly no redeeming qualities by the end]].
28th Mar '17 10:38:55 AM LentilSandEater
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* Ice King from ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' starting season 3.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'':
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* Roger of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' While none of the Smith household are exactly saintly in behavior, they can at least play the StraightMan or display a plausible conscience at times, DependingOnTheWriter. Roger on the other hand is a rather consistant ComedicSociopath [[LackOfEmpathy who has problems feeling for]] [[ItsAllAboutMe anyone over himself]] ([[CharacterizationMarchesOn at least par a few early occasions]]).

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* Roger of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' While ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'':
** Roger, while
none of the Smith household are exactly saintly in behavior, they can at least play the StraightMan or display a plausible conscience at times, DependingOnTheWriter. Roger on the other hand is a rather consistant ComedicSociopath [[LackOfEmpathy who has problems feeling for]] [[ItsAllAboutMe anyone over himself]] ([[CharacterizationMarchesOn at least par a few early occasions]]).



** Given his near-total lack of regard for human life and number of Doomsday devices, one could also make a case for [[MadScientist Farnsworth]] being this.

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** Given his near-total lack of regard for human life and number of Doomsday devices, one could also make a case for [[MadScientist Farnsworth]] being is also this.
24th Mar '17 4:54:12 PM WaterBlap
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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' now his its [[TokenEvilTeammater/{{Fallout}} own page]].

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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' now his its [[TokenEvilTeammater/{{Fallout}} [[TokenEvilTeammate/{{Fallout}} own page]].
24th Mar '17 2:51:51 AM 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.
17th Mar '17 10:00:59 PM WanderingBrowser
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* In ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'', this is the Hat of the Red Talons tribe, whose intense FantasticRacism makes them all determined to essentially slaughter humanity back to "manageable levels" (if not exterminate them entirely) and/or to wipe out humanity's technology. At least, this is their Hat in ''theory''; in practice, many Storytellers and players consider them a tribe of {{Designated Hero}}es and so they are the tribe most frequently banned from being a player option, as their fluff is typically used as an excuse to be highly disruptive to the party.
11th Mar '17 7:49:14 AM OlmoJV
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Rango}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/OldWest'', Rattlesnake Jake is [[RecruitingTheCriminal hired]] by Sheriff Rango to help in protecting the town of Mud against the initially unknown threat. Jake wouldn't otherwise care for the job if he hadn't been lately between jobs, and he makes it clear that no-one should come between him and his targets.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Rango}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/OldWest'', Rattlesnake Jake is [[RecruitingTheCriminal hired]] by Sheriff Rango to help in protecting the town of Mud against the initially unknown threat. Jake The [[TheDreaded notorious Grimm Reaper]] wouldn't otherwise care for the job if he hadn't been lately between jobs, and he makes it clear from the start that no-one should come between him and his targets.targets. While Jake honors his contract and gradually shows his softer side to Grace Glossy and her son, he remains more volatile and homicidal than the rest of the heroes.
6th Mar '17 2:27:33 AM LondonKdS
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* ''Series/{{Farscape}}'': Everyone is quite morally ambiguous--especially by the final season. However, in that season, '''[[spoiler:Scorpius]]''' definitely qualifies. Earlier on, there's Rygel, who constantly tries to sell out and undermine the rest of the team and unashamedly jumps on any opportunity for profit. Chiana plays this part in early appearances, first (implicitly) murdering her custodian and then torching the captain of the Gammak base to a crisp.

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* ''Series/{{Farscape}}'': Everyone is quite morally ambiguous--especially by the final season. However, in that season, '''[[spoiler:Scorpius]]''' definitely qualifies. Earlier on, there's Rygel, who constantly tries to sell out and undermine the rest of the team and unashamedly jumps on any opportunity for profit. Chiana plays this part in early appearances, first (implicitly) murdering her custodian and then torching the captain of the Gammak base to a crisp.
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