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23rd May '17 3:57:04 PM Gimere
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* The business calls these folks "Tweeners" (as in, be''neonate'' {{Heel}} and {{Face}}). Essentially, it's when the [[{{Heel}} bad guys]] [[RootingForTheEmpire get heroes' welcomes]]. (Keep in mind, the ''inversions'' of this -- babyfaces who get booed out of the building, or supposed big things who get no reaction at all -- do not qualify as Tweeners; that's called XPacHeat.)

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* The business calls these folks "Tweeners" (as in, be''neonate'' be''tween'' {{Heel}} and {{Face}}). Essentially, it's when the [[{{Heel}} bad guys]] [[RootingForTheEmpire get heroes' welcomes]]. (Keep in mind, the ''inversions'' of this -- babyfaces who get booed out of the building, or supposed big things who get no reaction at all -- do not qualify as Tweeners; that's called XPacHeat.)
4th May '17 3:40:15 PM IdeaMaster
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** Hexadecimal also counts.
4th May '17 6:10:09 AM DarkerShining
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* Polytheus from ''WesternAnimation/MiaAndMe'' can be either on the elves' side or on the villains' side, depending on who currently has something worthwhile to offer him.
30th Apr '17 10:48:57 AM AdamC
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*** Funnily enough this tendency of The Joker is precisely why Lex Luthor always tries to include him in large supervillain team-ups whenever possible. If you have a large group of villains getting together and ''don't'' invite the Joker, he's liable to wreck your plans anyway because he feels like he's been snubbed. There's no way for the Joker to ''not'' be a Wild Card, so Luthor has found it safest to just include him in his plans in some capacity and at least trying to get him to cooperate is safer than trying to leave him alone.

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*** Funnily enough this tendency of The Joker is precisely why Lex Luthor always tries to include him in large supervillain team-ups whenever possible. If you have a large group of villains getting together and ''don't'' invite the Joker, he's liable to wreck your plans anyway because he feels like he's been snubbed. There's no way for the Joker to ''not'' be a Wild Card, so Luthor has found it safest to just include him in his plans in some capacity and at least trying try to get him to cooperate cooperate. The alternative is safer than trying to leave leaving him alone. out and praying he doesn't invite himself to the party.
30th Apr '17 10:47:06 AM AdamC
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*** Funnily enough this tendency of The Joker is precisely why Lex Luthor always tries to include him in large supervillain team-ups whenever possible. If you have a large group of villains getting together and ''don't'' invite the Joker, he's liable to wreck your plans anyway because he feels like he's been snubbed. There's no way for the Joker to ''not'' be a Wild Card, so Luthor has found it safest to just include him in his plans in some capacity and at least trying to get him to cooperate is safer than trying to leave him alone.
28th Apr '17 4:41:20 PM AFP
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* Han Solo in ''Franchise/StarWars'' happily does work for Hutts, Rebels, or anyone willing to pay. He never offers to help unless they have some credits to offer for his trouble.

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* Han Solo in ''Franchise/StarWars'' happily does work for Hutts, Rebels, or anyone willing to pay. He never offers to help unless they have some credits to offer for his trouble. His CharacterDevelopment throughout the Original Trilogy sees him go from this to a hesitant comrade [[Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack concerned about a price on his head]] to a [[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi loyal comrade willing to go on a very dangerous mission to help the cause.]] It helps that Luke, Leia, and eventually Lando prove more than willing to put their necks on the line to help him when he's in trouble.
28th Apr '17 12:02:40 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* Eddie Malone from ''Literature/{{Leviathan}}'' is an American reporter with no loyalty to either the Clanker or Darwinist side and a knack for finding things out. While he personally likes the protagonists and can be very helpful at times, his first concern is ''always'' having something to turn in to his editors.
23rd Apr '17 1:01:27 PM nombretomado
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* The second ''[[TMNT2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'' animated series has two of these. The second, Torbin Zixx, is a mercenary who will betray everyone twice in order to complete a job. The first and more important one, however, is Foot Clan member Karai, whose sense of honor clashes with her devotion to her father in a way that makes her impossible to predict.

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* The second ''[[TMNT2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'' ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'' animated series has two of these. The second, Torbin Zixx, is a mercenary who will betray everyone twice in order to complete a job. The first and more important one, however, is Foot Clan member Karai, whose sense of honor clashes with her devotion to her father in a way that makes her impossible to predict.
14th Apr '17 11:52:57 AM LaptopGuy
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* The Mizdow Tag Team are a tweener tag team. One half, Wrestling/TheMiz, is a heel that gets booed, while his "stunt double" Wrestling/DamienSandow, who copies everything Miz does, is over as a face.

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* The Mizdow Tag Team are a tweener tag team. One half, Wrestling/TheMiz, is a heel that gets booed, while his "stunt double" Wrestling/DamienSandow, who copies everything Miz does, although still technically a heel is over as a face.face -- he went full-on face after the team broke up.


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* The Mishima family in ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}''. The only true heroes in the series were Kazuya in the first ''Tekken'', Jun in ''2'', Jin in ''3'' and ''4'', and Lars in ''6''. The only full-on villain was Heihachi in ''1'', ''3'', and ''4''. Since then, it's virtually impossible to define who's good and bad. Asuka was never involved in the main plot, though has always been a {{Face}}.
3rd Apr '17 5:48:58 PM nombretomado
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* Hisoka from ''HunterXHunter'', who's sole desire to [[BloodKnight fight strong opponents]] causes this. He wants to fight and kill Gon and Killua, but not until they get stronger, which means he'll occasionally even lend them a hand. He's also a member of the [[CarnivalOfKillers Phantom Troupe]] [[spoiler: or at least he's pretending to be one]], but only because he wants to get the leader alone and fight him, which means he actually feeds information about the group to Kirapika during the Yorknew arc to help this along [[spoiler: but when Kurapika seals Chrollo's nen abilities and [[BroughtDownToNormal brings him back down to normal]], he starts working towards getting him back up to full power again]].

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* Hisoka from ''HunterXHunter'', ''Manga/HunterXHunter'', who's sole desire to [[BloodKnight fight strong opponents]] causes this. He wants to fight and kill Gon and Killua, but not until they get stronger, which means he'll occasionally even lend them a hand. He's also a member of the [[CarnivalOfKillers Phantom Troupe]] [[spoiler: or at least he's pretending to be one]], but only because he wants to get the leader alone and fight him, which means he actually feeds information about the group to Kirapika during the Yorknew arc to help this along [[spoiler: but when Kurapika seals Chrollo's nen abilities and [[BroughtDownToNormal brings him back down to normal]], he starts working towards getting him back up to full power again]].
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