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21st May '16 10:09:08 AM Hanz
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** ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' has Fawkes, who is simply more intelligent, better natured (and more cultured, thanks to him studying the records in a cell he was trapped in) than his "peers". He helps you retrieve a MacGuffin, helps you escape when you're captured with it and joins you as an ally if you have high enough karma.
** ''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 [[DeathbringerTheAdorable friendly]] supermutant who protects the community of Westside from raiders.
** Strong of ''Videogame/{{Fallout 4}}'' is something of a mixed bag. While he is comparatively heroic for a Super Mutant and approves of acts of benevolence and selflessness, he's also the most brutish and savage of the companions and approves of violence and killing.

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** ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' has Fawkes, who is simply more intelligent, better natured (and more cultured, thanks to him studying the records in a cell he was trapped in) than his "peers". He helps you retrieve a MacGuffin, helps you escape when you're captured with it and joins you as an ally if you have high enough karma.
karma. There's also Uncle Leo, who appears as a RandomEncounter and will give you random stuff simply by talking to him, lamenting that he cannot give you more.
** ''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 [[DeathbringerTheAdorable friendly]] supermutant who protects the community of Westside from raiders.
raiders. Marcus returns, now the leader of a small isolated community of Supermutants who simply want to be left alone.
** Strong of ''Videogame/{{Fallout 4}}'' is something of a mixed bag. While he is comparatively heroic for a Super Mutant and approves of acts of benevolence and selflessness, he's also the most brutish and savage of the companions and approves of violence and killing. The Far Harbor DLC has Erickson, a friendly Supermutant dog trainer who was altered by the radioactive fog to realize how pointless the lifestyle of a typical Supermutant was.
5th May '16 8:59:38 AM Cuddles
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** Although Lorne is far from token, since demons are shown to be [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters no more evil or violent than humans]]. Angel's first sidekick Doyle is a half-demon, and he dies in the process of them saving a group of demons. Indeed, Angel spends nearly as much time helping innocent demons as he does humans.
22nd Apr '16 4:15:44 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Millia, Konda, Warera and Loli all qualify, eventually, in ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross''. Before Space War One is over, they are joined by Exsedol and Britai.

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* Millia, Konda, Warera and Loli all qualify, qualify as Token Heroic [[OurGiantsAreDifferent Zentraedi]], eventually, in ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross''. Before Space War One is over, they are joined by Exsedol and Britai.Britai.
** In fact, heroic Zentraedi become fairly commonplace in later ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' series, as large numbers of them have successfully integrated into human society, to the point where several characters are of mixed human-Zentraedi origin.
21st Apr '16 7:43:02 PM sasagane_alan
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* In ''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 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 ''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 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,'' ''OOO,'' Chase in ''Drive,'' 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.)
9th Apr '16 8:12:42 AM FerrousMaelstom
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** In both Rider and ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' this is a fairly common MonsterOfTheWeek, normally with either a reveal that they're just faking it or the monster dying somehow. Especially notable is ''Series/KamenRiderGhost'' as the Gazai Ganma [[spoiler: actually survives and becomes a regular (if background) member of the team, renamed Cubi.]]
4th Apr '16 4:25:54 PM SomberCaelifera
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** 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.

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** To some extend also Moroe, Monroe, granted, the series shows that many Blubats Blutbaden live normal lives not harming humans, but also is hinted that he, in the past, was as wild as many others.
4th Apr '16 4:24:07 PM SomberCaelifera
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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.

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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 Zauberbiest (male version of the Hexenbiest) although is unknown if they are normally as mean as the female.
25th Mar '16 8:38:33 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''GurrenLagann'' had Viral [[spoiler:caught and imprisoned after the TimeSkip. When Simon is put in the next cell, the two are initially on bad terms... until Yoko busts them out and Simon asks Viral to pilot Gurren (the mecha of Viral's ex-{{Foil}}, [[MemeticBadass Kamina]]) on the grounds that if they fail, the Beastmen will be destroyed as well, not just the humans. He accepts and permanently becomes the Gurren Lagann's co-pilot despite the fact that as a Beastman, he can't use Spiral Power [[BeyondTheImpossible (though the penultimate episode suggests otherwise)]].]]

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* ''GurrenLagann'' ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' had Viral [[spoiler:caught and imprisoned after the TimeSkip. When Simon is put in the next cell, the two are initially on bad terms... until Yoko busts them out and Simon asks Viral to pilot Gurren (the mecha of Viral's ex-{{Foil}}, [[MemeticBadass Kamina]]) on the grounds that if they fail, the Beastmen will be destroyed as well, not just the humans. He accepts and permanently becomes the Gurren Lagann's co-pilot despite the fact that as a Beastman, he can't use Spiral Power [[BeyondTheImpossible (though the penultimate episode suggests otherwise)]].]]
13th Mar '16 8:33:34 PM Ramona122003
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** Most members of [[BloodKnight the Saiyan race]] are vicious monsters. Some exceptions include Goku himself (who suffered Brain damage as a child), his and Vegeta's offspring (although they are part human), Vegeta's younger brother Tarble, and Goku's mother Gine. Vegeta started off as a genocidical villain, but became an AntiHero later on. Bardock, Goku's father, started off as a villain as well, but ended up pulling a full HeelFaceTurn in a spin-off manga.
** Frost, Frieza's counterpart from Universe 6, is the only member of Frieza's race not to be evil. Justified, as we didn't see other members. Eventually it's revealed he is just as evil as Frieza, but he's a lot more clever about it.

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** Most members of [[BloodKnight the Saiyan race]] are vicious monsters. Some exceptions include Goku himself (who suffered Brain damage as lost his memories of being a child), Saiyan), his and Vegeta's offspring (although they are part human), Vegeta's younger brother Tarble, and Goku's mother Gine. Vegeta started starts off as a genocidical villain, but became becomes an AntiHero later on. through character development. Bardock, Goku's father, started also starts off as a villain as well, villain, but ended ends up pulling a full HeelFaceTurn in a spin-off manga.
manga. In ''Minus'', he becomes more mellow after meeting Gine, although he's still a mass-murderer.
** Frost, Frieza's counterpart from Universe 6, is the only member of Frieza's race not to be evil. Justified, as we didn't see other members. [[spoiler: Eventually it's revealed he is just as evil as Frieza, but he's a lot more clever about it.it]].
6th Mar '16 2:47:17 PM Tropetastic1995
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** Frost, Frieza's counterpart from Universe 6, is the only member of Frieza's race not to be evil. Justified, as we didn't see other members.

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** Frost, Frieza's counterpart from Universe 6, is the only member of Frieza's race not to be evil. Justified, as we didn't see other members. Eventually it's revealed he is just as evil as Frieza, but he's a lot more clever about it.
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