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16th Apr '17 4:17:51 AM MagBas
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* Zim of ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'', an alien trying to TakeOverTheWorld. He is juxtaposed to Dib, a preteen paranormal investigator trying to stop him. One could argue that the issue becomes confused for this show, however; while the majority of episodes focus on Zim, there are so many {{Villain Episode}}s that some fans would argue that Dib and Zim could ''both'' be seen as the protagonists, and that the show has one Villain Protagonist and one traditional hero. Or, [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation yet again]], given how just how eager Dib was to see Zim captured and [[StrappedToAnOperatingTable vivisected]] in the first episode even before he knew that Zim was up to no good, we might just have a rare case of double Villain Protagonist.

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* Zim of ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'', an alien trying to TakeOverTheWorld. He is juxtaposed to Dib, a preteen paranormal investigator trying to stop him. One could argue that the issue becomes confused for this show, however; while the majority of episodes focus on Zim, there are so many {{Villain Episode}}s that some fans would argue that Dib and Zim could ''both'' be seen as the protagonists, and that the show has one Villain Protagonist and one traditional hero. Or, [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation yet again]], given how just how eager Dib was to see Zim captured and [[StrappedToAnOperatingTable vivisected]] in the first episode even before he knew that Zim was up to no good, we might just have a rare case of double Villain Protagonist.
15th Apr '17 10:42:48 PM YeMightyDespair
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* Zim of ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'', an alien trying to TakeOverTheWorld. He is juxtaposed to Dib, a preteen paranormal investigator trying to stop him. One could argue that the issue becomes confused for this show, however; while the majority of episodes focus on Zim, there are so many {{Villain Episode}}s that some fans would argue that Dib and Zim could ''both'' be seen as the protagonists, and that the show has one Villain Protagonist and one traditional hero.

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* Zim of ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'', an alien trying to TakeOverTheWorld. He is juxtaposed to Dib, a preteen paranormal investigator trying to stop him. One could argue that the issue becomes confused for this show, however; while the majority of episodes focus on Zim, there are so many {{Villain Episode}}s that some fans would argue that Dib and Zim could ''both'' be seen as the protagonists, and that the show has one Villain Protagonist and one traditional hero. Or, [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation yet again]], given how just how eager Dib was to see Zim captured and [[StrappedToAnOperatingTable vivisected]] in the first episode even before he knew that Zim was up to no good, we might just have a rare case of double Villain Protagonist.
13th Apr '17 9:56:20 AM TheNerevarine
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A Villain Protagonist (especially in a comedy) is quite likely to go down in flames at the end. Whether this counts as a DownerEnding or not generally depends on [[KickTheDog how many dogs they kick along the way]] and/or how entertaining their HumiliationConga or KarmicDeath is. They may also do a HeelFaceTurn and become a HeroProtagonist. This doesn't necessarily mean they ''will'' lose or preform a HeelFaceTurn. In fact, their status as a main character just makes it more likely that the story will end with [[TheBadGuyWins the villain winning]] than any other story would.

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A Villain Protagonist (especially in a comedy) is quite likely to go down in flames at the end. Whether this counts as a DownerEnding or not generally depends on [[KickTheDog how many dogs they kick along the way]] and/or how entertaining their HumiliationConga or KarmicDeath is. They may also do a HeelFaceTurn and become a HeroProtagonist. This doesn't necessarily mean they ''will'' lose or preform perform a HeelFaceTurn. In fact, their status as a main character just makes it more likely that the story will end with [[TheBadGuyWins the villain winning]] than any other story would.
5th Mar '17 10:06:56 PM milov3
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* Many gamelines of the ''TabletopGame/WorldOfDarkness'' have the players as traditional "monsters", vampires, werewolves, mummies, etc. But there are few where the player character actually has to be evil, ''TabletopGame/BeastThePrimordial'' is one of those exceptions. Beasts have to inspire fear, often destructively, else their Soul runs rampant and does it anyway, with a chance of creating Heroes obsessed with slaying them.

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* Many gamelines of the ''TabletopGame/WorldOfDarkness'' have the players as traditional "monsters", vampires, werewolves, mummies, etc. But there are few where the player character actually has to be evil, ''TabletopGame/BeastThePrimordial'' is one of those exceptions. Beasts have to inspire fear, often destructively, else their Soul runs rampant and does it anyway, with a chance of creating Heroes obsessed with slaying them. But even Beasts can feed their hunger without being destructive by watching other supernaturals feed.
26th Feb '17 7:51:50 AM KingLyger
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So where is it written that the bad guy can't be the star? Truthfully, nowhere.

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So where Where is it written that the bad guy can't be the star? Truthfully, nowhere.
main character? Nowhere.



* Walter White of ''Series/BreakingBad'' slowly evolves toward this over the course of the first four seasons, but remains an AntiHero by always struggling against someone worse. By the fifth season, however, Walter has become a cold and cruel man, and his opposition is his own family. He's become the BigBad in his own story.

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* Walter White of ''Series/BreakingBad'' slowly evolves toward this over the course of the first four seasons, but especially under his "Heisenberg" alter-ego. Walter still remains an AntiHero AntiHero, thus maintaining audience support, by always struggling against someone worse. worse than him. By the fifth season, however, Walter has become a cold and cruel man, and his opposition is his own family. He's become family, becoming the BigBad in his own story.
14th Feb '17 4:39:59 PM StFan
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* In DoctorWho fanfic ''{{FanFic/Gemini}},'' Captain June Harper is an AxCrazy SerialKillerKiller on the run from the Time Agency that she used to work for.

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* In DoctorWho fanfic ''{{FanFic/Gemini}},'' ''{{Fanfic/Gemini}},'' Captain June Harper is an AxCrazy SerialKillerKiller on the run from the Time Agency that she used to work for.



* Justin as Kira in ''FanFic/KiraIsJustice''. However, his motive is that he is using the Death Note because he feels like "it is his duty".
* ''FanFic/KingSuperman'': Each and every one of the protagonists qualify, for acts including using the children of Little Lamplight as slaves and human shields, repeatedly leaving behind friends and allies to save their own asses, and convincing Cliff Briscoe to chug radioactive sludge.

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* Justin as Kira in ''FanFic/KiraIsJustice''.''Fanfic/KiraIsJustice''. However, his motive is that he is using the Death Note because he feels like "it is his duty".
* ''FanFic/KingSuperman'': ''Fanfic/KingSuperman'': Each and every one of the protagonists qualify, for acts including using the children of Little Lamplight as slaves and human shields, repeatedly leaving behind friends and allies to save their own asses, and convincing Cliff Briscoe to chug radioactive sludge.



* The {{Anime/Bleach}}, WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic crossover fanfic FanFic/AHollowInEquestria has Ulquiorra Cifer, a literal villain of Bleach, and the reluctant anti-hero protagonist of Equestria.

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* The {{Anime/Bleach}}, WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic ''Anime/{{Bleach}}'', ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' crossover fanfic FanFic/AHollowInEquestria ''Fanfic/AHollowInEquestria'' has Ulquiorra Cifer, a literal villain of Bleach, and the reluctant anti-hero protagonist of Equestria.



* ''FanFic/{{Webwork}}'', a part of FanFic/ProjectDarkJade like ''FanFic/QueenOfAllOni'' above, likewise has Jade's FaceHeelTurn instigating the plot, with her acting as TheHeavy and primary antagonist (though in this case, as DragonInChief, rather than BigBad).

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* ''FanFic/{{Webwork}}'', ''Fanfic/{{Webwork}}'', a part of FanFic/ProjectDarkJade like ''FanFic/QueenOfAllOni'' above, likewise has Jade's FaceHeelTurn instigating the plot, with her acting as TheHeavy and primary antagonist (though in this case, as DragonInChief, rather than BigBad). BigBad).
* In ''WebVideo/SailorMoonAbridged'', Raye/Sailor Mars is very much this, being a {{Satan}}-worshipper (Human Sacrifice included) who was more than happy to [[spoiler:take Molly up on her offer of "Kill me first!" when she defended Nephlyte]]. All of it is played for [[RuleOfFunny laughs]].
* As of episode 8, [[UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist Twilight Sparkle]] becomes this in the parody series ''WebVideo/FriendshipIsWitchcraft''. Twilight's characterization has always been [[ItsAllAboutMe self-centered]] and [[LackOfEmpathy apathetic]] but no real threat since the series began, until [[spoiler:she ruins Cadence's wedding, leaving her in a cave to die so that Twilight [[BrotherSisterIncest could marry her brother Francis]]]].
* WebVideo/TheJokerBlogs: Lampshaded by patient 4479 himself in episode 17. "You want to hear something funny? Right now, they are all rooting for me.''"



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* Almost every episode of ''Series/{{Columbo}}'' started off from the villain's point-of-view as he or she carried out a supposedly perfect murder.

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* Almost every episode of ''Series/{{Columbo}}'' started starts off from the villain's point-of-view as he or she carried carries out a supposedly perfect murder.



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* ''Roleplay/DestroyTheGodmodder'': In Be the Godmodders, you played as godmodders, trashing the last safe haven left.
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* The''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' RPG ''TabletopGame/BlackCrusade'' will cast the player characters as members of [[Characters/Warhammer40000ForcesOfChaos the Forces of Chaos]], either Chaos Space Marines or human Heretics. A PC's story arc will have one of four endings: [[KarmicDeath death]], [[OneWingedAngel ascension as a Daemon Prince]], [[GalacticConqueror leadership of a Black Crusade]], or [[AndIMustScream transformation into a Chaos Spawn]].

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* The''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' The''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' RPG ''TabletopGame/BlackCrusade'' will cast the player characters as members of [[Characters/Warhammer40000ForcesOfChaos the Forces of Chaos]], either Chaos Space Marines or human Heretics. A PC's story arc will have one of four endings: [[KarmicDeath death]], [[OneWingedAngel ascension as a Daemon Prince]], [[GalacticConqueror leadership of a Black Crusade]], or [[AndIMustScream transformation into a Chaos Spawn]].



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* In the prequel segments of ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', the Freelancers fall in this category... but they're not portrayed as bad guys, just as guys being told the bad things they're doing are actually for good reasons.
* The webseries ''WebAnimation/GothamGirls'' stars four of Franchise/{{Batman}}'s most prominent supporting ladies. One of them is the vigilante superhero Batgirl... and the other three are jewel thief Catwoman, eco-terrorist Poison Ivy and supporting henchgirl Harley Quinn. Their shenanigans can be entertaining, but they never let up with the thievery and crime.
* ''WebAnimation/GEOWeasel'' focuses on The Big Weas, whose goal is to take over the world, though he is [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything not seen doing much to that end]].
* ''WebAnimation/LlamasWithHats'': Carl is an AxeCrazy psychopath who slaughters crews ships, nukes cities, mutilates babies to steal their hands, and eventually goes on to [[spoiler:end all life on Earth]].
* ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'':
** While Lumpy is usually portrayed as well-meaning but extremely stupid, there are some episodes where he is instead portrayed as this, such as "We're Scrooged" where he murders Toothy for the sake of selling his body parts, "Banjo Frenzy" when he goes on a killing spree because nobody liked his song, and "All in Vein" when he's a vampire, and not the [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire friendly kind.]]
** Lifty and Shifty are the focus of most episodes where they appear. They also swindle and steal from the other characters on a regular basis, often knowingly killing the victim in the process.
** While Splendid is usually just a HeroicComedicSociopath, he's this full-on in his one appearance in "Ka-Pow!" when he starts a fight with Splendont which destroys half the town and kills countless people just because Splendont wouldn't shake his hand.
** While Flippy isn't a villain to start with (most of the time), his SuperpoweredEvilSide usually takes over midway through most episodes focusing on him.
* Many WebAnimation/YoutubePoop protagonists will murder, rape, and do all kinds of horrific things for little to no reason.
* In two shows created by Mark Cope and Carlos Moss: [[AlphaBitch Mackenzie Zales]] from ''WebAnimation/TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool'' and [[TakeOverTheWorld Dr. Havoc]] from ''WebAnimation/DrHavocsDiary''.
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* ''Roleplay/DestroyTheGodmodder'': In Be the Godmodders, you played as godmodders, trashing the last safe haven left.



* Unlike most superhero based [[SharedUniverse Shared Universe's]]. The {{Metaverse}} focuses primarily on the villains. And then, a lot of the heroes aren't all that heroic...
* In ''WebVideo/SailorMoonAbridged'', Raye/Sailor Mars is very much this, being a {{Satan}}-worshipper (Human Sacrifice included) who was more than happy to [[spoiler:take Molly up on her offer of "Kill me first!" when she defended Nephlyte]]. All of it is played for [[RuleOfFunny laughs]].
* Doctor Horrible from ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog'' is a [[CardCarryingVillain self-proclaimed]] {{supervillain}}, and the story opens with him practicing his EvilLaugh. As a nerdy, AffablyEvil, WellIntentionedExtremist, he's contrasted starkly with HeroAntagonist Captain Hammer, who is closer to a KnightTemplar VillainWithGoodPublicity than anything resembling an actual hero.
** Though this really counts as a {{Deconstruction}}: Billy/Dr. Horrible insists that UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans, but even he seems confused sometimes about his motives (''"All the cash, all the fame--and social change!/Anarchy, that I run..."''), in contrast to [[LoveInterest Penny]]'s more traditional, charitable methods of improving the world. And, of course, there's [[DownerEnding the ending]].

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* Unlike most superhero based superhero-based [[SharedUniverse Shared Universe's]]. The {{Metaverse}} focuses primarily on the villains. And then, a lot of the heroes aren't all that heroic...
* In ''WebVideo/SailorMoonAbridged'', Raye/Sailor Mars is very much this, being a {{Satan}}-worshipper (Human Sacrifice included) who was more than happy to [[spoiler:take Molly up on her offer of "Kill me first!" when she defended Nephlyte]]. All of it is played for [[RuleOfFunny laughs]].
* Doctor Horrible from ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog'' is a [[CardCarryingVillain self-proclaimed]] {{supervillain}}, and the story opens with him practicing his EvilLaugh. As a nerdy, AffablyEvil, WellIntentionedExtremist, he's contrasted starkly with HeroAntagonist Captain Hammer, who is closer to a KnightTemplar VillainWithGoodPublicity than anything resembling an actual hero.
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hero. Though this really counts as a {{Deconstruction}}: Billy/Dr. Horrible insists that UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans, but even he seems confused sometimes about his motives (''"All the cash, all the fame--and social change!/Anarchy, that I run..."''), in contrast to [[LoveInterest Penny]]'s more traditional, charitable methods of improving the world. And, of course, there's [[DownerEnding the ending]].



* Literature/WhateleyUniverse example: the story "Mimeographic", featuring the supervillain Mimeo. He's not an amoral street thug. He's an amoral street thug with unstoppable superpowers.

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* Literature/WhateleyUniverse example: the ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'':
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story "Mimeographic", featuring the supervillain Mimeo. He's not an amoral street thug. He's an amoral street thug with unstoppable superpowers.



* Eric from Roleplay/MallFight. Originally he was HeroicNeutral, a Type IV Anti Hero at worst, but in the latest canon he rules over a WretchedHive, keeping dozens of slave girls and [[StalkerWithACrush a former classmate he's obsessed with]] as his queen [[AbductionIsLove against her will.]] He still tries to do good and wants to be a hero, he just doesn't care about what anyone else wants.

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* Eric from Roleplay/MallFight.''Roleplay/MallFight''. Originally he was HeroicNeutral, a Type IV Anti Hero at worst, but in the latest canon he rules over a WretchedHive, keeping dozens of slave girls and [[StalkerWithACrush a former classmate he's obsessed with]] as his queen [[AbductionIsLove against her will.]] He still tries to do good and wants to be a hero, he just doesn't care about what anyone else wants.



* In the prequel segments of ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', the Freelancers fall in this category... but they're not portrayed as bad guys, just as guys being told the bad things they're doing are actually for good reasons.
* As of episode 8, [[UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist Twilight Sparkle]] becomes this in the parody series ''WebVideo/FriendshipIsWitchcraft''. Twilight's characterization has always been [[ItsAllAboutMe self-centered]] and [[LackOfEmpathy apathetic]] but no real threat since the series began, until [[spoiler: she ruins Cadence's wedding, leaving her in a cave to die so that Twilight [[BrotherSisterIncest could marry her brother Francis]]]].
* Psycho Gecko is a murderous, insane supervillain protagonist in the WebSerialNovel Literature/WorldDominationInRetrospect. BlackComedy and BloodyHilarious violence abound.
* WebVideo/TheJokerBlogs: Lampshaded by patient 4479 himself in episode 17. "You want to hear something funny? Right now, they are all rooting for me.''"
* ''Website/SFDebris'' portrays Captain Janeway of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' in this way - a power-crazed, murderous sadist who is deliberately spreading chaos throughout the Delta Quadrant and has set up a XanatosGambit to gain control of the Alpha Quadrant.
* The webseries ''WebAnimation/GothamGirls'' stars four of Franchise/{{Batman}}'s most prominent supporting ladies. One of them is the vigilante superhero Batgirl... and the other three are jewel thief Catwoman, eco-terrorist Poison Ivy and supporting henchgirl Harley Quinn. Their shenanigans can be entertaining, but they never let up with the thievery and crime.

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* In the prequel segments of ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', the Freelancers fall in this category... but they're not portrayed as bad guys, just as guys being told the bad things they're doing are actually for good reasons.
* As of episode 8, [[UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist Twilight Sparkle]] becomes this in the parody series ''WebVideo/FriendshipIsWitchcraft''. Twilight's characterization has always been [[ItsAllAboutMe self-centered]] and [[LackOfEmpathy apathetic]] but no real threat since the series began, until [[spoiler: she ruins Cadence's wedding, leaving her in a cave to die so that Twilight [[BrotherSisterIncest could marry her brother Francis]]]].
* Psycho Gecko is a murderous, insane supervillain protagonist in the WebSerialNovel Literature/WorldDominationInRetrospect.''Literature/WorldDominationInRetrospect''. BlackComedy and BloodyHilarious violence abound.
* WebVideo/TheJokerBlogs: Lampshaded by patient 4479 himself in episode 17. "You want to hear something funny? Right now, they are all rooting for me.''"
* ''Website/SFDebris'' portrays Captain Janeway of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' in this way - -- a power-crazed, murderous sadist who is deliberately spreading chaos throughout the Delta Quadrant and has set up a XanatosGambit to gain control of the Alpha Quadrant.
* The webseries ''WebAnimation/GothamGirls'' stars four of Franchise/{{Batman}}'s most prominent supporting ladies. One of them is the vigilante superhero Batgirl... and the other three are jewel thief Catwoman, eco-terrorist Poison Ivy and supporting henchgirl Harley Quinn. Their shenanigans can be entertaining, but they never let up with the thievery and crime.
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* ''WebAnimation/GEOWeasel'' focuses on The Big Weas, whose goal is to take over the world, though he is [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything not seen doing much to that end]].
* ''LlamasWithHats'': Carl is an AxeCrazy psychopath who slaughters crews ships, nukes cities, mutilates babies to steal their hands, and eventually goes on to [[spoiler: end all life on Earth]].
* ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'':
** While Lumpy is usually portrayed as well-meaning but extremely stupid, there are some episodes where he is instead portrayed as this, such as "We're Scrooged" where he murders Toothy for the sake of selling his body parts, "Banjo Frenzy" when he goes on a killing spree because nobody liked his song, and "All in Vein" when he's a vampire, and not the [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire friendly kind.]]
** Lifty and Shifty are the focus of most episodes where they appear. They also swindle and steal from the other characters on a regular basis, often knowingly killing the victim in the process.
** While Splendid is usually just a HeroicComedicSociopath, he's this full-on in his one appearance in "Ka-Pow!" when he starts a fight with Splendont which destroys half the town and kills countless people just because Splendont wouldn't shake his hand.
** While Flippy isn't a villain to start with (most of the time), his SuperpoweredEvilSide usually takes over midway through most episodes focusing on him.
* Many WebAnimation/YoutubePoop protagonists will murder, rape, and do all kinds of horrific things for little to no reason.
* In Literature/TheIronTeeth, Blacknail frequently murders and steals, and does not even comprehend why any action that doesn't further his or his master's interests might be morally wrong.
* In two shows created by Mark Cope and Carlos Moss: [[AlphaBitch Mackenzie Zales]] from ''WebAnimation/TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool'' and [[TakeOverTheWorld Dr. Havoc]] from ''WebAnimation/DrHavocsDiary''.

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* ''WebAnimation/GEOWeasel'' focuses on The Big Weas, whose goal is to take over the world, though he is [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything not seen doing much to that end]].
* ''LlamasWithHats'': Carl is an AxeCrazy psychopath who slaughters crews ships, nukes cities, mutilates babies to steal their hands, and eventually goes on to [[spoiler: end all life on Earth]].
* ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'':
** While Lumpy is usually portrayed as well-meaning but extremely stupid, there are some episodes where he is instead portrayed as this, such as "We're Scrooged" where he murders Toothy for the sake of selling his body parts, "Banjo Frenzy" when he goes on a killing spree because nobody liked his song, and "All in Vein" when he's a vampire, and not the [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire friendly kind.]]
** Lifty and Shifty are the focus of most episodes where they appear. They also swindle and steal from the other characters on a regular basis, often knowingly killing the victim in the process.
** While Splendid is usually just a HeroicComedicSociopath, he's this full-on in his one appearance in "Ka-Pow!" when he starts a fight with Splendont which destroys half the town and kills countless people just because Splendont wouldn't shake his hand.
** While Flippy isn't a villain to start with (most of the time), his SuperpoweredEvilSide usually takes over midway through most episodes focusing on him.
* Many WebAnimation/YoutubePoop protagonists will murder, rape, and do all kinds of horrific things for little to no reason.
* In Literature/TheIronTeeth, ''Literature/TheIronTeeth'', Blacknail frequently murders and steals, and does not even comprehend why any action that doesn't further his or his master's interests might be morally wrong.
* In two shows created by Mark Cope and Carlos Moss: [[AlphaBitch Mackenzie Zales]] from ''WebAnimation/TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool'' and [[TakeOverTheWorld Dr. Havoc]] from ''WebAnimation/DrHavocsDiary''.
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* The TitleCharacter of ''WesternAnimation/MrPicklesGoodBoy'' is a satanic dog who kills and tortures many people and has a number of human slaves. Since he still saves the day a number of times, he can be considered a mix of this and NominalHero.

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* The TitleCharacter of ''WesternAnimation/MrPicklesGoodBoy'' ''WesternAnimation/MrPickles'' is a satanic dog who kills and tortures many people and has a number of human slaves. Since he still saves the day a number of times, he can be considered a mix of this and NominalHero.
24th Jan '17 12:36:54 PM Xtifr
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* Muschio in ''DiveQuest'''s goal is to "become the Devil" and has no qualms about burning down peaceful villages and assassinating his rivals to get his way.

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* Muschio in ''DiveQuest'''s ''Roleplay/DiveQuest'''s goal is to "become the Devil" and has no qualms about burning down peaceful villages and assassinating his rivals to get his way.
1st Jan '17 12:00:08 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* Every leading character in Series/BlackSails falls into this, by merit of being pirates, or being directly connected to/supporting piracy. Of particular note is Captain Flint, who is fighting for a noble goal, yet murders, cheats, lies and back-stabs his way towards it, and during[[spoiler: his trial in season 2, the amount of paper that it takes to present the testimonies against him is nearly comical.]]
1st Jan '17 11:55:18 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* Kiera Cameron is the protagonist in the series ''Series/{{Continuum}}'' and objectively would be considered a villain on the basis of her background and goals. She is a former soldier and police officer from a police state that has enslaved a large part of humanity (one of her first scenes shows her obliterating several rebels) and her primary goal is to protect that future so that she can return home to her family. This means stopping the rebels who are trying to prevent that police state from coming into existence. She is a bit lighter than most true villains though and should probably be considered a type III {{Anti-Villain}}. Of course, it's GreyAndGreyMorality since although the rebels' goals are just, their tactics are quite brutal, including simple terrorism. Things quickly become far more complicated, and Kiera grows into more of an {{anti hero}} over time, even allying with said rebels. Even before this, she had been shown not to approve of her government's more heinous actions.
1st Jan '17 11:54:00 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* Dexter Morgan in ''Series/{{Dexter}}''. The protagonist is a serial killer; he murders people as his hobby. Several steps are taken to make the audience sympathize with him: he only kills bad guys, he has a bad past and lots of reasons, and so on, but the fact remains that he's a serial-murdering sociopath. The series flirts with drawing him as a hero, especially in season 2, but he never quite makes it. He makes some less-researched, more impulsive kills as the series progresses. Later, especially at the end of the seventh season, Dexter begins to appear more and more evil, as his psychosis starts to catch up to him and the people he loves.

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* Dexter Morgan in ''Series/{{Dexter}}''. ''Series/{{Dexter}}'': The protagonist main character is a serial killer; he murders people as his hobby. Several steps are taken to make the audience sympathize with him: he only kills bad guys, he has a bad past and lots of reasons, and so on, but the fact remains that he's a serial-murdering sociopath. The series flirts with drawing him as a hero, especially in season 2, but he never quite makes it. He makes some less-researched, more impulsive kills as the series progresses. Later, especially at the end killer who targets other murderers. Dexter is an AntiHero for most of the seventh series, as although he is a murderer, the conflict comes from him opposing a ''more'' villainous BigBad in each season. In the final season, Dexter begins to appear more and more evil, as his psychosis starts to however, Dexter's flaws finally catch up to him and he's portrayed as his own worst enemy, pushing him into becoming the people he loves.villain of his own story.
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