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17th Sep '17 2:23:34 PM Gemser
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* ''Film/TheWorldOfKanako'': Akikazu is completely merciless. He abuses his family, threatens and beats up witnesses and class mates of Kanako, fights with everyone who is in his way and forces [[spoiler:Kanako's teacher]] to give him the location where [[spoiler:she buried her]]. He's still better than other characters in the movie.
23rd Aug '17 3:16:23 AM PaulA
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* In ''[[Literature/ElementalMasters The Fire Rose]]'', Jason Cameron is pretty amoral. To the extent that he's a good person, it's because he takes CutLexLuthorACheck and PragmaticVillainy so far that they take him out of the "villain" sphere entirely; he's a philanthropist because that (used to) earn him street cred in his social circle, and because a well-fed proletariat work well and don't start riots. Likewise, he's known for fair business dealings because [[DickDastardlyStopsToCheat he doesn't need to do anything shady]], but he doesn't especially care that his apprentice and agent gets his rocks off on rape and uses his magic to rig cockfights, except that they show him to be [[EvilIsPetty a complete tool]] and unfit to be a Master. [[spoiler: At least he develops genuine feelings of love for Rose at the end.]]

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* In ''[[Literature/ElementalMasters The Fire Rose]]'', ''Literature/TheFireRose'', Jason Cameron is pretty amoral. To the extent that he's a good person, it's because he takes CutLexLuthorACheck and PragmaticVillainy so far that they take him out of the "villain" sphere entirely; he's a philanthropist because that (used to) earn him street cred in his social circle, and because a well-fed proletariat work well and don't start riots. Likewise, he's known for fair business dealings because [[DickDastardlyStopsToCheat he doesn't need to do anything shady]], but he doesn't especially care that his apprentice and agent gets his rocks off on rape and uses his magic to rig cockfights, except that they show him to be [[EvilIsPetty a complete tool]] and unfit to be a Master. [[spoiler: At [[spoiler:At least he develops genuine feelings of love for Rose at the end.]]
13th Jul '17 8:39:23 PM TheNerevarine
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* Stephanie in ''{{ComicBook/Uber}}'' is a Allied scientist that worked as double agent with the Nazis to develop the titular super-soldier project. She had to commit sickening atrocities and horrifying human experiments to preserve her cover and provide the Allies a fighting chance. Even though she is devoted to defeat the Nazis by any means, she feels great shame and guilt over her actions.
17th Jun '17 9:49:15 AM AlienPatch
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* ''WesternAnimation/BugsBunny'' is a very similar case to Jerry's. He acts against others mostly when provoked or attacked ('''mostly''') and damn if he doesn't enjoy giving those he goes up against [[DisproportionateRetribution their sweet dose of punishment]], but he's otherwise a friendly and nice individual.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BugsBunny'' WesternAnimation/BugsBunny is a very similar case to Jerry's. He acts against others mostly when provoked or attacked ('''mostly''') and damn if he doesn't enjoy giving those he goes up against [[DisproportionateRetribution their sweet dose of punishment]], but he's otherwise a friendly and nice individual.
17th Jun '17 9:48:18 AM AlienPatch
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* ''WesternAnimation/BugsBunny'' might be acting in self-defense when he injures or kills people, but damned if he's not enjoying it.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BugsBunny'' might be acting in self-defense is a very similar case to Jerry's. He acts against others mostly when provoked or attacked ('''mostly''') and damn if he injures or kills people, doesn't enjoy giving those he goes up against [[DisproportionateRetribution their sweet dose of punishment]], but damned if he's not enjoying it.otherwise a friendly and nice individual.
10th Jun '17 7:10:46 AM VeryMelon
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* Shinji Weber of ''Anime/YuGiOhARC-V''. He's part of the Commons, who are the poor, oppressed people in a class-based society. However, while he does seek justice for the oppressed people, he also wants to see ''all'' Tops punished, including innocent people who just happen to benefit from the system. He uses his time in the TournamentArc to incite a class war, and later starts riots. He also has no problem throwing innocent people under the bus to further his own agenda, and even uses Yuzu's [[NeverFoundTheBody "death"]] to prop her up as a martyr for his own cause, despite the fact that she wanted peace between the classes.

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* Shinji Weber of ''Anime/YuGiOhARC-V''.''Anime/YuGiOhArcV''. He's part of the Commons, who are the poor, oppressed people in a class-based society. However, while he does seek justice for the oppressed people, he also wants to see ''all'' Tops punished, including innocent people who just happen to benefit from the system. He uses his time in the TournamentArc to incite a class war, and later starts riots. He also has no problem throwing innocent people under the bus to further his own agenda, and even uses Yuzu's [[NeverFoundTheBody "death"]] to prop her up as a martyr for his own cause, despite the fact that she wanted peace between the classes.
28th May '17 4:24:19 PM nombretomado
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** Really, nine out of ten of the characters WarrenEllis has ever created, if not [[NominalHero Nominal Heroes]], fall here. Most of his main characters follow the basic template of 'violent, cynical, and snarky chain-smokers who still possess moral codes'.

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** Really, nine out of ten of the characters WarrenEllis Creator/WarrenEllis has ever created, if not [[NominalHero Nominal Heroes]], fall here. Most of his main characters follow the basic template of 'violent, cynical, and snarky chain-smokers who still possess moral codes'.
26th May '17 7:29:05 PM GordyTepig
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* Shinji Weber of ''Anime/YuGiOhARC-V''. He's part of the Commons, who are the poor, oppressed people in a class-based society. However, while he does seek justice for the oppressed people, he also wants to see ''all'' Tops punished, including innocent people who just happen to benefit from the system. He uses his time in the TournamentArc to incite a class war, and later starts riots. He also has no problem throwing innocent people under the bus to further his own agenda, and even uses Yuzu's [[NeverFoundTheBody "death"]] to prop her up as a martyr for his own cause, despite the fact that she wanted peace between the classes.
8th May '17 6:14:10 PM SullenFrog
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* ''VisualNovel/{{Sunrider}}'' has Admiral Harold Grey of the Solar Alliance. Grey is the player’s biggest ally in liberating the Neutral Rim from PACT, but he’s not waging this war out of the kindness of his heart and he does shady things in the name of victory. Some examples include hiring mercenaries to do his dirty work, covering up civilian deaths caused by his soldiers’ heavy-handed actions, and threatening to nuke an unaligned planet into oblivion unless a PACT fleet withdraws from the system (an act which sees his PACT counterpart [[NobleTopEnforce Veniczar Fontana]] call Grey out on being NotSoDifferent). That said, he does have some standards: if you call him out on the aforementioned cover-up, he’ll admit that it goes against everything he stands for and will promise to open a public investigation (while simultaneously chewing ''you'' out for your idealism). He also realizes that the [[DoomsdayDevice Paradox Core]] is too dangerous for anyone to possess and has it destroyed, [[spoiler:but not before secretly reverse-engineering it so that he’ll have a planet-killer missile on hand as a weapon of last resort]].

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* ''VisualNovel/{{Sunrider}}'' has Admiral Harold Grey of the Solar Alliance. Grey is the player’s biggest ally in liberating the Neutral Rim from PACT, but he’s not waging this war out of the kindness of his heart and he does shady things in the name of victory. Some examples include hiring mercenaries to do his dirty work, covering up civilian deaths caused by his soldiers’ heavy-handed actions, and threatening to nuke an unaligned planet into oblivion unless a PACT fleet withdraws from the system (an act which sees his PACT counterpart [[NobleTopEnforce [[NobleTopEnforcer Veniczar Fontana]] call Grey out on being NotSoDifferent). That said, he does have some standards: if you call him out on the aforementioned cover-up, he’ll admit that it goes against everything he stands for and will promise to open a public investigation (while simultaneously chewing ''you'' out for your idealism). He also realizes that the [[DoomsdayDevice Paradox Core]] is too dangerous for anyone to possess and has it destroyed, [[spoiler:but not before secretly reverse-engineering it so that he’ll have a planet-killer missile on hand as a weapon of last resort]].
8th May '17 6:13:41 PM SullenFrog
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* ''VisualNovel/{{Sunrider}}'' has Admiral Harold Grey of the Solar Alliance. Grey is the player’s biggest ally in liberating the Neutral Rim from PACT, but he’s not waging this war out of the kindness of his heart and he does shady things in the name of victory. Some examples include hiring mercenaries to do his dirty work, covering up civilian deaths caused by his soldiers’ heavy-handed actions, and threatening to nuke an unaligned planet into oblivion unless a PACT fleet withdraws from the system (an act which sees his PACT counterpart [[NobleTopEnforce Veniczar Fontana]] call Grey out on being NotSoDifferent). That said, he does have some standards: if you call him out on the aforementioned cover-up, he’ll admit that it goes against everything he stands for and will promise to open a public investigation (while simultaneously chewing ''you'' out for your idealism). He also realizes that the [[DoomsdayDevice Paradox Core]] is too dangerous for anyone to possess and has it destroyed, [[spoiler:but not before secretly reverse-engineering it so that he’ll have a planet-killer missile on hand as a weapon of last resort]].
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