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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]].
26th Apr '17 1:53:10 AM Ezaxcks
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* [[OracularUrchin Ran]] from ''{{Anime/Texhnolyze}}''. Ran is almost completely apathetic towards the lives on individual citizens of Lux and has no problems with being [[BrutalHonesty cruelly honest]] about the horrible things about to happen. However, she does regret all of this, wants to change it but can't and is really overwhelmed by being an 11-year old girl.
26th Apr '17 1:39:15 AM Ezaxcks
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* The titular ''Series/{{Lucifer}}''. He uses his [[ComboPlatterPowers massive array of powers]] to punish the wicked and truly [[PayEvilUntoEvil deserving]], but only by his standards and his methods. Lucifer is also a [DeadpanSnarker snarky]] [[HandsomeLech womanizing]] [[ManipulativeBastard bastard]] who [[JerkWithaHeartofGold loves]] those close to him, but rarely shows it.

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* The titular ''Series/{{Lucifer}}''. He uses his [[ComboPlatterPowers massive array of powers]] to punish the wicked and truly [[PayEvilUntoEvil deserving]], but only by his standards and his methods. Lucifer is also a [DeadpanSnarker [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]] [[HandsomeLech womanizing]] [[ManipulativeBastard bastard]] who [[JerkWithaHeartofGold loves]] those close to him, but rarely shows it.
26th Apr '17 1:38:50 AM Ezaxcks
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* The titular ''Series/{{Lucifer}}''. He uses his [[ComboPlatterPowers massive array of powers]] to punish the wicked and truly [[PayEvilUntoEvil deserving], but only by his standards and his methods. Lucifer is also a [DeadpanSnarker snarky]] [[HandsomeLech womanizing]] [[ManipulativeBastard bastard]] who [[JerkWithaHeartofGold loves]] those close to him, but rarely shows it.

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* The titular ''Series/{{Lucifer}}''. He uses his [[ComboPlatterPowers massive array of powers]] to punish the wicked and truly [[PayEvilUntoEvil deserving], deserving]], but only by his standards and his methods. Lucifer is also a [DeadpanSnarker snarky]] [[HandsomeLech womanizing]] [[ManipulativeBastard bastard]] who [[JerkWithaHeartofGold loves]] those close to him, but rarely shows it.
26th Apr '17 1:34:12 AM Ezaxcks
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* The titular ''Series/{{Lucifer}}''. He uses his [[ComboPlatterPowers massive array of powers]] to punish the wicked and truly [[PayEvilUntoEvil deserving], but only by his standards and his methods. Lucifer is also a [DeadpanSnarker snarky]] [[HandsomeLech womanizing]] [[ManipulativeBastard bastard]] who [[JerkWithaHeartofGold loves]] those close to him, but rarely shows it.
26th Apr '17 1:26:12 AM Ezaxcks
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* ''Series/{{OrphanBlack}}'' has [[BadassAdorable Helena]]. While in Season 1, she was an {{Anti Villain}}, she develops into this {{Anti Hero}} from Season 2 onwards. She loves her sisters, children and anyone who shows her kindness. But, she's brutal and ruthless to her enemies.
19th Apr '17 10:57:48 AM Rhodes7
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* John Rumford and the Christian Marines of ''Literature/{{Victoria}}''. To begin with, in their battle for their countries soul they employ kidnapping, theft, and hostage taking. Then they add torture, assassination, biowarfare on a massive scale (though to be fair, so do their enemies) and nuking an allied city which falls to rioters.


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** Many heroes in Worm are unscrupulous, but special mention should go to Taylor Hebert/Skitter, who in only her second week ''carved a man's eyes out'' (they grew back). Some other highlights of her career include shooting an unarmed man kneeling in the middle of a street, kidnapping a PRT Director, murdering one of the greatest superheroes in the world, taking over a city, and murdering an infant. The sad thing is, all of these happened in a situation where they were arguably the only or best option, or at the very worst [[ItMakesSenseInContext understandable.]]
11th Apr '17 9:30:48 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Arya ultimately has a good heart, but is fully capable of murdering without a second thought and goes to absolutely ghastly lengths to secure vengeance for herself and her family. The only thing that keeps her from losing much sympathy is the fact that her enemies are, almost universally, ''colossal'' assholes. Really, as of the sixth season, she's basically the Westerosi answer to ComicBook/ThePunisher: a deadly, terrifying vigilante who would amount to little more than a SerialKiller if not for the fact that her enemies are far, ''far'' worse and absolutely deserving of a grisly end.
19th Mar '17 6:45:53 AM Euodiachloris
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* Thomas Cromwell, as portrayed in ''Literature/WolfHall''. He's a fair-minded businessman and lawyer, a good husband, determined to give his children a better upbringing than [[AbusiveParents the one he got]], and intensely loyal to Cardinal Wolsey. However, he is rumored to have killed a man as a teenager, spent time as a mercenary on the Continent, and willingly engineers the execution of Anne Boleyn and her supposed "lovers" because of the role they played in Wolsey's downfall. So he is shown as a good man in most aspects, but tarnishes himself by his unwillingness to forget insults and willingness to serve the ruthless and capricious Henry VIII.

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* Thomas Cromwell, as portrayed in ''Literature/WolfHall''. He's a fair-minded businessman and lawyer, a good husband, is thoroughly determined to give his nieces, nephews, foster- and biological children a ''much'' better upbringing than [[AbusiveParents the one he got]], and is intensely loyal to Cardinal Wolsey.Wolsey, his patron and adopted father in all but name. However, he is rumored to have killed a man as a teenager, spent time as a mercenary on the Continent, and willingly engineers the execution of Anne Boleyn and her supposed "lovers" because of the role they played in Wolsey's downfall. So he is shown as a good man in most aspects, but tarnishes himself by his unwillingness to forget insults and willingness to serve the ruthless and capricious Henry VIII.
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