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11th Jan '16 8:49:26 PM BattleMaster
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** ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' has Lily, a Nightkin. Unlike most Nightkin, she's fairly sane (and you can make her even more sane if you wish) and friendly, to the point she regards the Courier as a surrogate grandchild. There's also Mean Sonofabitch, a friendly supermutant who protects the community of Westside from raiders.
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** ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' has Lily, a Nightkin. Unlike most Nightkin, she's fairly sane (and you can make her even more sane if you wish) and friendly, to the point she regards the Courier as a surrogate grandchild. There's also Mean Sonofabitch, a friendly [[DeathbringerTheAdorable friendly]] supermutant who protects the community of Westside from raiders.

** Sort of Urdnot Wrex. A definite believer that [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch His Species Doth Protest Too Much]] and one of the few friendly krogan in ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'' (where most of them were criminals, pirates or agents of Saren). If he survives the first game, he returns to the krogan homeworld of Tuchanka and retakes his position as leader of Clan Urdnot in order to drag his species back to something resembling their time of glory after they saved the galaxy during the Rachni Wars, before the Krogan Rebellion lead to their defeat and disgrace.
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** Sort of Urdnot Wrex. A definite believer that [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch His Species Doth Protest Too Much]] and one of the few friendly krogan in ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'' (where most of them were criminals, pirates or agents of Saren). If he survives the first game, he returns to the krogan homeworld of Tuchanka and retakes his position as leader of Clan Urdnot in order to drag his species back to something resembling their the time of glory after when they saved were respected and glorified for saving the galaxy during the Rachni Wars, before the Krogan Rebellion lead to their defeat and disgrace.
11th Jan '16 8:47:18 PM BattleMaster
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** Sort of Urdnot Wrex. A definite believer that [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch His Species Doth Protest Too Much]] and one of the few friendly krogan in ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'' (where most of them were criminals, pirates or agents of Saren).
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** Sort of Urdnot Wrex. A definite believer that [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch His Species Doth Protest Too Much]] and one of the few friendly krogan in ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'' (where most of them were criminals, pirates or agents of Saren). If he survives the first game, he returns to the krogan homeworld of Tuchanka and retakes his position as leader of Clan Urdnot in order to drag his species back to something resembling their time of glory after they saved the galaxy during the Rachni Wars, before the Krogan Rebellion lead to their defeat and disgrace.
30th Dec '15 1:32:13 AM Luppercus
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* While the spin-off ''Series/{{Angel}}'' has Lorne, a friendly demon working for Angel Investigations, an agency of demon hunter for most of the seasons.
15th Dec '15 2:52:14 AM darksoul4242
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* ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'' has played with it with Soldat J [[spoiler:alien cyborg created on Red Planet to fight Primevals and their [[TheVirus mechanization virus]]]]. He was turned into Zonderian Pizza [[spoiler:after Red Planet was conquered]] and participate in invasion on Earth. Later, [[spoiler: after his HeelFaceTurn HeroicSacrifice]] he was restored by [[spoiler:Arma]] to his original form. While fighting Primevals along heroes, he has few times to tell them he is no longer Pizza and Gai correcting himself after calling him "Pizza" has almost become a RunningGag.
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* ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'' has played with it with Soldat J [[spoiler:alien cyborg created on Red Planet to fight Primevals and their [[TheVirus mechanization virus]]]]. He was turned into Zonderian Pizza [[spoiler:after Red Planet was conquered]] and participate participated in the invasion on Earth. Later, [[spoiler: after his HeelFaceTurn HeroicSacrifice]] he was restored by [[spoiler:Arma]] to his original form. While fighting Primevals along the heroes, he has few times to tell them more than a few times that he is no longer Pizza Pizza, and Gai correcting himself after calling him "Pizza" has almost become a RunningGag.
5th Dec '15 6:07:25 PM Peteman
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Augments aren't Always Chaotic Evil, and the psychological problems that his fellow Augments have tend to make them antisocial, which is not evil.
** Likewise, Dr Bashir is one of the few Augmented Humans in the franchise without any psychological or mental problems, a common side-effect amongst individuals who have undergone extensive genetic modification.
5th Dec '15 5:57:33 PM DeisTheAlcano
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* Several years before [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Worf]], DC Comics' [[Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture movie-era]] ''StarTrek'' spinoff comic series introduced Konom, a Klingon defector who joins Kirk's crew.
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* Several years before [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Worf]], DC Comics' [[Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture movie-era]] ''StarTrek'' ''Star Trek'' spinoff comic series introduced Konom, a Klingon defector who joins Kirk's crew.

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* Adam from ''IAmNumberFour'' is a heroic [[AlwaysChaoticEvil Mogadorian]].
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\n* Adam from ''IAmNumberFour'' ''Literature/IAmNumberFour'' is a heroic [[AlwaysChaoticEvil Mogadorian]].

* In ''SpaceCaptainSmith'', Suruk the Slayer is one of these, and as the series is "The British Empire RecycledInSpace", he has some inspiration from examples like the Kipling one below. Suruk is a Morlock (which in this case seems to be a Space Orc), and is a ProudWarriorRaceGuy who loves a chance to use his ancestral weapons.
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* In ''SpaceCaptainSmith'', ''Literature/SpaceCaptainSmith'', Suruk the Slayer is one of these, and as the series is "The British Empire RecycledInSpace", he has some inspiration from examples like the Kipling one below. Suruk is a Morlock (which in this case seems to be a Space Orc), and is a ProudWarriorRaceGuy who loves a chance to use his ancestral weapons.

* ''Series/{{Andromeda}}'' has two in one cast; Rev Bem (Reverend Behemiel Fartraveler), a member of a HordeOfAlienLocusts converted by peaceful religion, and Tyr Anasazi, a member of the Nietzschean race of genetically-enhanced humans who are screwing the galaxy (Pride wiped out by the dominant Drago-Kazov Pride), but he never claimed to be on the Hunt side.
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* ''Series/{{Andromeda}}'' ''Series/{{Andromeda}}'' ** The show has two in one cast; Rev Bem (Reverend Behemiel Fartraveler), a member of a HordeOfAlienLocusts converted by peaceful religion, and Tyr Anasazi, a member of the Nietzschean race of genetically-enhanced humans who are screwing the galaxy (Pride wiped out by the dominant Drago-Kazov Pride), but he never claimed to be on the Hunt side.

* In ''Series/StargateSG1'', Teal'c rebels against the Goa'uld and joins the SGC in the first episode, becoming a ''Shol'vah'' (Traitor) in the eyes of the other Jaffa for most of the series. His reasons for rebelling were because he realised that despite their claims, the Goa'uld are ''not'' all-powerful Gods and despite acting as their enforcers and slave-masters, the Jaffa are just as much slaves as the Humans on their worlds.
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* In ''Series/StargateSG1'', ''Series/StargateSG1'' ** Teal'c rebels against the Goa'uld and joins the SGC in the first episode, becoming a ''Shol'vah'' (Traitor) in the eyes of the other Jaffa for most of the series. His reasons for rebelling were because he realised that despite their claims, the Goa'uld are ''not'' all-powerful Gods and despite acting as their enforcers and slave-masters, the Jaffa are just as much slaves as the Humans on their worlds.

* In ''KamenRider,'' there's often a 'monsters are people too' subplot when the villain race is an entire species. ''Faiz'' has three Orphenochs living together ''Series/{{Being Human|UK}}''-style (before ''Series/{{Being Human|UK}}!'') and then reveals that [[spoiler: the main Rider is also one]]. ''Kiva'' from the same series has a trio of monsters from ''other'' monster races that were all but wiped out by the series' villains, the [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Fangire]], with Jiro/Garulu being the one who really holds the role in the cast. There are several non-evil Fangire, but mostly one-shot civilians - the one that's a main character is [[spoiler: again, our hero. Or at least he's ''half'' Fangire.]] ''Kabuto'' has the Native Worms, though they're [[spoiler: not on the level, in the end. This time, more than one character turns out to be one and is genuinely good.]] No, it isn't [[spoiler: Kabuto himself]] this time. There's the -taros quartet of Imagin in ''Den-O'' (as well as Sieg, Deneb, Teddy, and a few more), Ankh in ''OOO,'' and more. Also, several series have Rider tech being refined versions of the tech that created the monsters, making heroes and Orcs the ''same thing.'' (See ''Fourze, Double,'' and several of the older ones.)
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* In ''KamenRider,'' ''Franchise/KamenRider'', there's often a 'monsters are people too' subplot when the villain race is an entire species. ''Faiz'' has three Orphenochs living together ''Series/{{Being Human|UK}}''-style (before ''Series/{{Being Human|UK}}!'') and then reveals that [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the main Rider is also one]]. ''Kiva'' from the same series has a trio of monsters from ''other'' monster races that were all but wiped out by the series' villains, the [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Fangire]], with Jiro/Garulu being the one who really holds the role in the cast. There are several non-evil Fangire, but mostly one-shot civilians - the one that's a main character is [[spoiler: again, our hero. Or at least he's ''half'' Fangire.]] ''Kabuto'' has the Native Worms, though they're [[spoiler: not on the level, in the end. This time, more than one character turns out to be one and is genuinely good.]] No, it isn't [[spoiler: Kabuto himself]] this time. There's the -taros quartet of Imagin in ''Den-O'' (as well as Sieg, Deneb, Teddy, and a few more), Ankh in ''OOO,'' and more. Also, several series have Rider tech being refined versions of the tech that created the monsters, making heroes and Orcs the ''same thing.'' (See ''Fourze, Double,'' and several of the older ones.)

* Literally in ''DivineDivinity'' with Kroxy, the orc warrior you need to recruit for the Council. He's the only orc in the game who isn't an enemy. Predictably, you find him locked up by his brethren and awaiting execution for disagreeing with their warlike ways.
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* Literally in ''DivineDivinity'' ''VideoGame/DivineDivinity'' with Kroxy, the orc warrior you need to recruit for the Council. He's the only orc in the game who isn't an enemy. Predictably, you find him locked up by his brethren and awaiting execution for disagreeing with their warlike ways.

* Hawk from ''CityOfReality'' may count as this: in his original society he was a low-ranking drone in a vast army; on his new team, he is considered special.
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* Hawk from ''CityOfReality'' ''Webcomic/CityOfReality'' may count as this: in his original society he was a low-ranking drone in a vast army; on his new team, he is considered special.

* In ''WebOriginal/ProtectorsOfThePlotContinuum'', "semi-fic blips" are unwritten {{Mary Sue}}s or {{Marty Stu}}s; being posted is the PointOfNoReturn after which a Sue or Stu has to die.
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* In ''WebOriginal/ProtectorsOfThePlotContinuum'', "semi-fic ''WebOriginal/ProtectorsOfThePlotContinuum'' ** "Semi-fic blips" are unwritten {{Mary Sue}}s or {{Marty Stu}}s; being posted is the PointOfNoReturn after which a Sue or Stu has to die.

* In ''WebOriginal/ProtectorsOfThePlotContinuum'', "semi-fic blips" As in the example in the film section, in the animated series ''[[WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail Fievel's American Tails]]'' base on DonBluth's film, Tyger is a friendly cat that is one of Fievels (a mouse) best friends in a town full of mean cats, this becomes even polemic at some point as Fievel's parents do not fully approve the friendship. * Similar to Tyger, the cat Fencer in ''WesternAnimation/{{Foofur}}'' is a cat that belong to a gang of stray dogs, and is Foofur's (the eponymous dog protagonist) best friend. Fencer's loyalty is never questioned even when most cats shown in the series are unwritten {{Mary Sue}}s or {{Marty Stu}}s; being posted antagonistic, and even when Fencer decides to live among cats he is unable to adapt. Nevertheless the PointOfNoReturn after which a Sue or Stu has series does show that Fencer is not the only nice cat, as Cleo (Fencer's LoveInterest) seems to die.be too.

* As in the example in the film section, in the animated series ''FievelsAmericanTails'' base on DonBluth's film, Tyger is a friendly cat that is one of Fievels (a mouse) best friends in a town full of mean cats, this becomes even polemic at some point as Fievel's parents do not fully approve the friendship. * Similar to Tyger, the cat Fencer in ''WesternAnimation/{{Foofur}}'' is a cat that belong to a gang of stray dogs, and is Foofur's (the eponymous dog protagonist) best friend. Fencer's loyalty is never questioned even when most cats shown in the series are antagonistic, and even when Fencer decides to live among cats he is unable to adapt. Nevertheless the series does show that Fencer is not the only nice cat, as Cleo (Fencerís LoveInterest) seems to be too.
5th Dec '15 5:21:57 PM Luppercus
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[[folder:Film]] * An example of DefectorFromDecadence is Tyger in DonBluthís ''AnAmericanTail'', a cat that canít stand the evil ways of his people and choose not to hunt mice again, helping the protagonists against other cats. [[/folder]]

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* As in the example in the film section, in the animated series ''FievelsAmericanTails'' base on DonBluth's film, Tyger is a friendly cat that is one of Fievels (a mouse) best friends in a town full of mean cats, this becomes even polemic at some point as Fievel's parents do not fully approve the friendship. * Similar to Tyger, the cat Fencer in ''WesternAnimation/{{Foofur}}'' is a cat that belong to a gang of stray dogs, and is Foofur's (the eponymous dog protagonist) best friend. Fencer's loyalty is never questioned even when most cats shown in the series are antagonistic, and even when Fencer decides to live among cats he is unable to adapt. Nevertheless the series does show that Fencer is not the only nice cat, as Cleo (Fencerís LoveInterest) seems to be too.
5th Dec '15 4:26:30 PM TitoMosquito
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* ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'': Dinobot and later Blackarachnia .
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* ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'': Dinobot and later Blackarachnia .Blackarachnia.
1st Dec '15 4:15:54 AM Luppercus
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* ''Series/{{Grimm}}'' Adalind is the most obvious example, as a former Hexenbeist (one of the most agressive of the Wesen). Also Renard who is a Zaucherbiest (male version of the Hexenbiest) although is unknown if they are normally as mean as the female. ** To some extend also Moroe, granted, the series shows that many Blubats live normal lives not harming humans, but also is hinted that he, in the past, was as wild as many others. ** In general the relationship of Nick with several Wesens (Monroe, Rosalee and Renard) is something that his mother, a more traditional Grimm, can't understand.
23rd Nov '15 5:58:50 AM LordInsane
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** In a one-episode alternate timeline that may or may not have been the original one, another Nietzschean, Gaheris Rhade, was part (actually leading) the crew, and unlike Tyr and Telemachus he was ''firmly'' committed to the goal of restoring the Commonwealth... as he had had a hand in helping it fall, and was ''really'' angry with what the Nietzscheans had become instead of what he'd dreamt of. So firmly committed, in fact, that once genuinely convinced that it would be better if the protagonist of the rest of the series was the one to survive in the past and end up leading the effort he barely even hesitates to go back in time, take his old self's place and ensure that's precisely what happens, despite knowing it'll ensure he'll forever be remembered only as a traitor to his captain and to the Commonwealth.
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