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3rd May '17 12:24:38 PM flodoris
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* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', Itachi's interactions with Naruto have been quite polite for an antagonist, and he ends up giving a smile when Naruto declares that he ''[[{{Determinator}} will]]'' bring back [[FaceHeelTurn Sasuke]] to Konoha. As well, he acknowledges Maito Guy's CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass credentials, escaping as soon as the latter shows up when he and Kisame first show up in the series. [[spoiler:This may be a complicated example, though, as [[GoodAllAlong he was never truly a bad guy to begin with]]. It would not be inaccurate to say he was a StealthMentor to Naruto the entire time]].

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* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', Itachi's interactions with Naruto have been quite polite for an antagonist, and he ends up giving a smile when Naruto declares that he ''[[{{Determinator}} will]]'' bring back [[FaceHeelTurn Sasuke]] to Konoha. As well, he acknowledges Maito Guy's CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass credentials, escaping as soon as the latter shows up when he and Kisame first show up in the series. [[spoiler:This may be a complicated example, though, as [[GoodAllAlong he was never truly a bad guy to begin with]]. It would since he's [[AntiVillain not be inaccurate to say he was exactly a StealthMentor to Naruto villain in the entire time]].full sense of the word]].]]
24th Apr '17 3:59:18 PM Nintendoman01
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* ''VideoGame/Persona4ArenaUltimax'': Adachi admits to Yosuke that he actually thinks quite highly of him and the rest of the Investigation Team, pointing out he wouldn't have let them decide his fate, nor accepted his following imprisonment, otherwise.
17th Apr '17 8:21:22 AM Nintendoman01
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** Vegeta develops this to Goku over the course of the Frieza Saga. He still wants to kill Goku for the hard time he gave him on Earth, but he does genuinely respect Goku's strength and sees him as a necessary ally against Frieza. In the anime, Vegeta sees Goku as a Super Saiyan after he's revived, and rather than be jealous or angry at the sight, he's close to shedding TearsOfJoy.



** Goku Black, the primary villain of ''Super's'' Future Trunks Saga, has virtually nothing but respect for Goku, to the extent that he comes off as a LoonyFan; every time they come face to face, he heaps praise on him and tries to copy everything he does. He even says that being like Goku is his life's goal. It's taken to truly disturbing levels upon the reveal that [[spoiler: Black is in fact an [[AlternateSelf alternate]] version of Zamasu, who became so fixated on Goku after losing to him in a sparring match that he used a wish on the Super Dragon Balls to [[GrandTheftMe swap bodies with him]].]]

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** Goku Black, the primary villain of ''Super's'' Future Trunks Saga, has virtually nothing but respect for Goku, to the extent that he comes off as a LoonyFan; every time they come face to face, he heaps praise on him and tries to copy everything he does. He even says that being like Goku is his life's goal. It's taken to truly disturbing levels upon the reveal that [[spoiler: Black is in fact an [[AlternateSelf alternate]] version of Zamasu, who became so fixated on Goku after losing to him in a sparring match that he used a wish on the Super Dragon Balls to [[GrandTheftMe swap bodies with him]].]]]] He also praises the Super Saiyan Blue form, applauding Vegeta when he assumes it and declaring that it's magnificent to see a warrior race garbed in godly Ki.
11th Apr '17 10:00:08 AM Nintendoman01
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* This characterizes ComicBook/RasAlGhul's attitude toward Franchise/{{Batman}}, as he consistently addresses the Dark Knight as "Detective" as a show of respect to the hero's intelligence and determination. The few times he faces Franchise/{{Superman}} he calls him "Icon." The only other person Ras extends this honor to is Tim Drake (Robin III/Red Robin), who is regarded by Batman as the one person who will surpass his skills as an investigator.

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* This characterizes ComicBook/RasAlGhul's attitude toward Franchise/{{Batman}}, as he consistently addresses the Dark Knight as "Detective" as a show of respect to the hero's intelligence and determination. The few times he faces Franchise/{{Superman}} he calls him "Icon." The only other person Ras Ra's extends this honor to is Tim Drake (Robin III/Red Robin), who is regarded by Batman as the one person who will surpass his skills as an investigator.
24th Mar '17 2:31:48 PM Zaptech
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* In the final mission of ''Videogame/XCOMEnemyUnknown'', the Ethereals openly praise the Volunteer and his/her squad as they fight through the Temple Ship, because [[spoiler: the Volunteer and, by extension, all of humanity, have proven to be a species strong and intelligent enough to serve as the basis for their next generation of bodies.]]
* ''Videogame/XCOM2'' takes this even further, with the Ethereals personally commending the [[NonEntityGeneral Commander him/herself]] for their skills during the final battle while [[spoiler: controlling a repurposed Ethereal Avatar]], and even trying to recruit him/her back to their side after the Commander was rescued in the game's introductory mission.
19th Feb '17 10:38:31 PM TheSinful
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* Mayor Wilkins in the epilogue of ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2172417/18/False-Smiles False Smiles]]'' genuinely congratulates the Scoobies for successfully preventing (or rather, delaying) his ascension. He's genuinely impressed they succeeded and set him back three hundred years.
3rd Jan '17 7:10:59 AM Morgenthaler
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** Shuma-Gorath to [[GargoylesQuest Firebrand]] (AntiHero): "You put up a decent fight, demon. Now [[KneelBeforeZod bow before me]] and I shall [[WeCanRuleTogether grant you a position in my new order."]]

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** Shuma-Gorath to [[GargoylesQuest [[VideoGame/GargoylesQuest Firebrand]] (AntiHero): "You put up a decent fight, demon. Now [[KneelBeforeZod bow before me]] and I shall [[WeCanRuleTogether grant you a position in my new order."]]
11th Dec '16 3:01:02 AM iroanxi
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* ''FanFic/ThisBites'':
[[MagneticHero Luffy]] manages to get this a lot:

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* ''FanFic/ThisBites'':
''FanFic/ThisBites'': [[MagneticHero Luffy]] manages to get this a lot:
11th Dec '16 3:00:36 AM iroanxi
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* ''FanFic/ThisBites'':
[[MagneticHero Luffy]] manages to get this a lot:
** [[BloodKnight Lucci and Jabra]] admire Luffy's {{Determinator}} status and fighting ability.
** Crocodile respects Luffy's ability, mostly since it proves he didn't lose to some pathetic rookie but rather the next rising star.
** Sengoku respects Luffy enough to [[spoiler:offer him a Warlord position after Luffy defeats Lily Carnation and has Baron Omatsuri buried with his crew]].
*** This goes the other way in that Cross actually respects Sengoku. [[spoiler:Until Enies Lobby anyway]].
** The Straw Hats cause so much chaos that Doflamingo openly declares that he can't wait to see the sheer madness the Era of the Straw Hats will bring.
** Cross' ToThePain speech to Spandam impresses Sadi-chan enough to have her copy down his ideas and state that if he weren't a pirate, he'd make executive at Impel Down within six months.
** To say nothing of virtually all of the other Supernovas, including characters like Kidd and Bege.
10th Dec '16 4:52:44 AM Argon2
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* Rubicante of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' is a NobleDemon who believes in fair fights and respecting his foes, taking time compliment Cecil and his companions at multiple points. In fact, while the other Four Elemental Fiends spend their last words in bewilderment about how they could lose, Rubicante wishes his opponents well and praises their bravery and strength.

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* Rubicante of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' is a NobleDemon who believes in fair fights and respecting his foes, taking time to compliment Cecil and his companions at multiple points. In fact, while the other Four Elemental Fiends spend their last words in bewilderment about how they could lose, Rubicante wishes his opponents well and praises their bravery and strength.



* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'': While whether she's a ''villain'' is debatable, Oryou Sonozaki is used to getting her way in everything, mostly because everyone is ''terrified'' of her. In ''Minagoroshi-hen'', when Keiichi appeals to her to rally the village to help Satoko, she asks what he would do if she refused. He immediately replies that he would bash her head open and install Mion as the new head of the Sonozaki family. Though she reacts in fury at the time, Keiichi is later told that it was such proclamation on his part that convinced her to support him. In private, Oryou tells her daughter Akane (Mion's and Shion's mother) that if she should die in the near future, Akane should look after Keiichi.

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* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'': While whether she's a ''villain'' is debatable, Oryou Sonozaki is used to getting her way in everything, mostly because everyone is ''terrified'' of her. In ''Minagoroshi-hen'', when Keiichi appeals to her to rally the village to help Satoko, she asks what he would do if she refused. He immediately replies that he would bash her head open and install Mion as the new head of the Sonozaki family. Though she reacts in fury at the time, Keiichi is later told that it was such this proclamation on his part that convinced her to support him. In private, Oryou tells her daughter Akane (Mion's and Shion's mother) that if she should die in the near future, Akane should look after Keiichi.Keiichi.
* The ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil'' antagonist [[TheSocialDarwinist Wesker]] respects his [[EvilMentor former]] students' determination [[spoiler:and sacrifices an opportunity to kill one of them, Jill, so he can turn her to his side instead]].
-->'''Wesker:''' ''(monologuing)'' And unfortunately I had to give up my lovely members of [=S.T.A.R.S=].
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