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2nd Nov '17 7:43:20 PM Zaptech
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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': The apparent main villain, [[spoiler:Salem]], hates humanity for unspecified reasons and wants to see them all suffer. However, she does not hesitate to acknowledge mankind's strengths, and admits that, when unified, humanity is powerful. She even displays an acute understanding of how a small amount of hope can turn the despondent into determined warriors, calling it "undeniably mankind's greatest attribute", which is rather unusual for a villain like her.

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': The apparent main villain, [[spoiler:Salem]], Salem, hates humanity for unspecified reasons and wants to see them all suffer. However, she does not hesitate to acknowledge mankind's strengths, and admits that, when unified, humanity is powerful. She even displays an acute understanding of how a small amount of hope can turn the despondent into determined warriors, calling it "undeniably mankind's greatest attribute", which is rather unusual for a villain like her.her.
** Cinder, one of Salem's subordinates, respects and praises Pyrrha as she learns how she uses her powers over polarity, commenting that she makes everyone else think she's fated to win, but in fact uses her powers to subtly influence her battles to make her own destiny. For someone who enjoys using subterfuge and manipulation like Cinder, it makes Pyrrha deeply interesting.
** When Watts, who was previously derisive toward Cinder because she had been maimed in her encounter with the young and inexperienced Ruby, discovers that Ruby cut off the tail of Tyrian, his group's resident assassin, he's momentarily taken aback, and then becomes genuinely impressed, commenting that "the students aren't pushovers."
1st Oct '17 11:10:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/FaustLoveOfTheDamned'': In the climax Mephistopheles acknowledges the Faustian superhero main character to be the best student he ever had.
25th Sep '17 12:12:28 AM RemiV
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* Maleficent, in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', politely bows to Queen Minnie Mouse upon realizing she is in the room with her. Even while claiming that she intends to corrupt and steal the castle.
22nd Sep '17 1:41:21 PM Silverblade2
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* SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}} has this attitude toward Charles Xavier, despite their widely-differing views on human-mutant relations (it helps that he realizes they both want what's best for mutantkind, even if their methods can't mesh).

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* SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}} ComicBook/{{Magneto}} has this attitude toward Charles Xavier, despite their widely-differing views on human-mutant relations (it helps that he realizes they both want what's best for mutantkind, even if their methods can't mesh).
15th Sep '17 11:24:27 AM KrspaceT
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** In ''Franchise/TheFlash'', The Flash's RoguesGallery tends to have this as their defining trait toward their nemesis (prominently toward Barry Allen when he was wearing the mask during the Silver Age, but also toward Wally West as well), to the point that their code of conduct forbids them to ever kill ''any'' Flash. It helps that most of them [[EvenEvilHasStandards have standards to begin with]]. (However, this doesn't carry over to their ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]'' incarnations, where they're more than willing to kill Wally West at the first opportunity.) It does carry over to their incarnations in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', albeit limited to Barry Allen (they are dismissive of Jay Garrick and Wally West).



* In ''Franchise/TheFlash'', The Flash's RoguesGallery tends to have this as their defining trait toward their nemesis (prominently toward Barry Allen when he was wearing the mask during the Silver Age, but also toward Wally West as well), to the point that their code of conduct forbids them to ever kill ''any'' Flash. It helps that most of them [[EvenEvilHasStandards have standards to begin with]]. (However, this doesn't carry over to their ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]'' incarnations, where they're more than willing to kill Wally West at the first opportunity.) It does carry over to their incarnations in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', albeit limited to Barry Allen (they are dismissive of Jay Garrick and Wally West).
14th Sep '17 8:33:33 PM 64SuperNintendo
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2nd Sep '17 1:01:07 PM Gaby007
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* Lord Commandant Jeor Mormont from ''FanFic/TheDifferenceOneManCanMake'' is actually a ReasonableAuthorityFigure who opposes Harry and the Norfolk because his sworn duty as a Black Brother compels him to protect the Seven Kingdoms from threats beyond the Wall, and a potential invasion force led by a powerful sorcerer certainly qualifies. He still was very grateful to Harry for killing Alfyn Crowkiller - responsible for many Black Brothers' death - and acknowledged him as strong and competent enough to become King-Beyond-the-Wall. Nowadays, he's more friendly since the Norfolks don't make plans for going south.
** Varys is a more straight example, since he DoesNotLikeMagic and has no qualms about putting a hit on Harry's life. However, he notes the wizard must be an exceptional leader to take the wildlings and make them into a true nation.
24th Aug '17 5:46:01 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Rivals and peers may usually mock or deride Jaime Lannister as a kinslaying, incestuous cripple, but will also genuinely praise or esteem the combat prowess of his GloryDays.
--> '''Euron Greyjoy:''' When you rushed through the breach and started cutting people down, it was glorious. Like a dance.
22nd Aug '17 12:10:26 PM jjgp1112
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** When King Piccolo is killed by Goku, in his last moments he actually manages a smirk and calls it "admirable."
11th Aug '17 9:38:14 PM danlansdowne
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* Khan in ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', is impressed when Dr. McCoy (at whose throat he was holding a scalpel) advises him on which artery to sever to make his own death a quick one.
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