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29th Jun '16 8:32:17 AM dmcreif
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* Billy Costigan in ''Film/TheDeparted'', although he exploits his family's history for credibility as the ReverseMole.
* Michael Corleone of ''Film/TheGodfather'' was raised to be the white sheep; he was supposed to begin the family's shift into respectability. Vito expresses regret shortly before his death that he ended up being the one to succeed his father, since he'd wanted him to be "Senator Corleone" or "Governor Corleone," and Michael reassures him that [[WrongGenreSavvy "we'll get there."]]

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* Billy Costigan in ''Film/TheDeparted'', although ''Film/TheDeparted'' seeks to become a cop, despite the fact that he exploits comes from a family with a bunch of mob ties. When he refuses to give in to his family's history for handler's attempts at intimidating him, they decide to exploit those mob ties to give him credibility as the ReverseMole.
* Michael Corleone of ''Film/TheGodfather'' was raised to be the white sheep; he was supposed to begin the family's shift into respectability. Vito expresses regret shortly before his death that he ended up being the one to succeed his father, since he'd wanted him to be "Senator Corleone" a US Senator or "Governor Corleone," a state governor, and Michael reassures him that [[WrongGenreSavvy "we'll get there."]]



* On ''[[Series/AgentsofSHIELD Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.]]'', Grant Ward's younger brother Thomas is this for the Ward family. Their older brother Christian forced Grant to throw him down a well and not help him until he'd almost drowned. Grant feels heavy guilt over this. [[spoiler:As it turns out, Grant himself turned out to be a horrible person too and additionally, their parents were also quoted as being "monsters". Thomas actually changed his name and went into hiding to get away from his family, especially Grant.]]

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* On ''[[Series/AgentsofSHIELD Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.]]'', Grant Ward's younger brother Thomas is this for the Ward family. Their older brother Christian forced Grant to throw him down a well and not help him until he'd almost drowned. Grant feels heavy guilt over this. [[spoiler:As it turns out, Grant himself turned out to be a horrible person too an associate of HYDRA, and additionally, their parents were also quoted as being "monsters". Thomas actually changed his name and went into hiding to get away from his family, especially Grant.]]
17th Jun '16 1:23:26 PM neoamon
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* Maria from ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' was the only known member of the Robtnik family to not be an evil scientist. She wanted to protect the world. Naturally, [[TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth she was killed as a child]].

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* Maria from ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' was the only known member of the Robtnik Robotnik family to not be an evil scientist. She wanted to protect the world. Naturally, [[TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth she was killed as a child]].
29th May '16 9:26:15 PM SpocktorWho
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** Castiel counts in a similar fashion. He rebels against Heaven, which would traditionally be a bad thing, but he does it because almost the entire rest of the angels are [[ItsAllAboutMe selfish]], [[EvilIsPetty petty]], [[ManipulativeBastard manipulative]] [[{{Jerkass}} jerks]] who [[spoiler:''actively decide to bring on the Apocaplyse'']], whereas Castiel's rebellion is in order to stop the Apocaplyse and aid humanity. This diminishes his Heaven-given powers and makes him a fugitive from the other angels. So from a human perspective, he's a WhiteSheep, and from an angelic perspective, he's a BlackSheep. More minor characters [[spoiler:Anna and Gabriel]] also count in this respect.
13th May '16 1:24:27 PM Pichu-kun
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* Maria from ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' was the only known member of the Robtnik family to not be an evil scientist. She wanted to protect the world. Naturally, [[TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth she was killed as a child]].
9th May '16 8:35:07 AM Spindriver
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See also AntiAntiChrist, and OnlySaneMan; depending on how idealistic the work is, a White Sheep can be the latter. Compare EvilParentsWantGoodKids and RebelliousRebel. If your rebellion is against your entire ''species'', see MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch.

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See also AntiAntiChrist, and OnlySaneMan; depending on how idealistic the work is, a White Sheep can be the latter. Compare EvilParentsWantGoodKids and RebelliousRebel. If the evil family show up after the White Sheep has built healthy relationships with good people, they're dealing with the fact that FriendsAreChosenFamilyArent. If your rebellion is against your entire ''species'', see MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch.
28th Apr '16 5:06:19 PM livestockgeorge
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* Gabriel Syme in Creator/GKChesterton's ''Literature/TheManWhoWasThursday'' comes from a family that rebels against everything. By the time he grows up, the only thing left to rebel against is anarchy, so he joins the police.

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* Gabriel Syme in Creator/GKChesterton's ''Literature/TheManWhoWasThursday'' comes from a family that rebels against everything. By the time he grows up, the only thing left to rebel against is anarchy, rebellion, so he joins the police.police to fight the anarchists.
14th Apr '16 5:07:26 PM LentilSandEater
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* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', the Heterodyne Boys are the "white sheep" of a long line of megalomaniacal, vicious, and extremely competent [[MadScientist Sparky]] rulers.
** Arguably, Agatha Heterodyne is even more of a white sheep than her father and uncle - apparently she's already beat them when it comes to not killing people.

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* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', the ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'',
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Heterodyne Boys are the "white sheep" of a long line of megalomaniacal, vicious, and extremely competent [[MadScientist Sparky]] rulers.
** Arguably, Agatha Heterodyne is even more of a white sheep than her father and uncle - apparently she's already beat them when it comes to not killing people.
10th Apr '16 3:12:19 AM jormis29
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* In ''Series/BojackHorseman'', Diane's family are all lazy assholes who utterly resent her for trying to make something of herself. There's also Bradley Hitler-Smith, who is a double example, because besides avoiding the destiny implied by his surname, he's also the most well-adjusted former cast member from ''Horsin' Around''.

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* In ''Series/BojackHorseman'', ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman'', Diane's family are all lazy assholes who utterly resent her for trying to make something of herself. There's also Bradley Hitler-Smith, who is a double example, because besides avoiding the destiny implied by his surname, he's also the most well-adjusted former cast member from ''Horsin' Around''.
26th Mar '16 11:18:15 PM shamblingdead2
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* ''Literature/TheBody'' : Chris Chambers is one of these. He comes from "shanty Irish." His dad is an abusive drunk, his oldest brother is in jail for a violent rape, his second oldest brother is a gang bully, and he...busts his ass to get through the college courses and become a lawyer.

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* ''Literature/TheBody'' ''Literature/StandByMe'' : Chris Chambers is one of these. He comes from "shanty Irish." His dad is an abusive drunk, his oldest brother is in jail for a violent rape, his second oldest brother is a gang bully, and he...busts his ass to get through the college courses and become a lawyer.
26th Mar '16 11:17:43 PM shamblingdead2
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* ''Literature/TheBody'' : Chris Chambers is one of these. He comes from "shanty Irish." His dad is an abusive drunk, his oldest brother is in jail for a violent rape, his second oldest brother is a gang bully, and he...busts his ass to get through the college courses and become a lawyer.
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