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4th Aug '17 11:58:18 AM ElectroKraken
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* Hisoka from ''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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* Hisoka from ''Manga/HunterXHunter'', who's whose 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]].
18th Jul '17 2:53:53 PM ectostar
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The Wild Card is so used to swinging between teams that they have no default "good" or "evil" CharacterAlignment or even a "home team." He truly isn't interested in consistently remaining with either side, and will very often simply want both to leave him alone. He can be the sort of person who will stay out of things entirely, until someone else (usually the hero or other sympathetic character) asks him for help.

The Wild Card doesn't care whose toes s/he stamps on, even if they're supposed to be the Wild Card's own team. In fact, TheHero probably got one (if he even manages to convince one) onto the team ''only'' because the Wild Card [[IOweYouMyLife owes him big time]]. The Wild Card can really shake up a team--the more suspicious characters will quite rightly not trust him.

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The Wild Card is so used to swinging between teams that they have no default "good" or "evil" CharacterAlignment or even a "home team." He They truly isn't interested in consistently remaining with either side, and will very often simply want both to leave him them alone. He they can be the sort of person who will stay out of things entirely, until someone else (usually the hero or other sympathetic character) asks him them for help.

The Wild Card doesn't care whose toes s/he stamps they stomp on, even if they're supposed to be the Wild Card's own team. In fact, TheHero probably got one (if he they even manages manage to convince one) onto the team ''only'' because the Wild Card [[IOweYouMyLife owes him them big time]]. The Wild Card can really shake up a team--the more suspicious characters will quite rightly not trust him.
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* Self-Preservation: DirtyCoward[=/=]LovableCoward: "I'm not in it for my reputation. Or yours. If push comes to shove, I'm going to save my own hide."

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* Self-Preservation: Self-Preservation DirtyCoward[=/=]LovableCoward: "I'm not in it for my reputation. Or yours. If push comes to shove, I'm going to save my own hide."



Sometimes Wild Cards fall in love. Love is the bane of the Wild Card, because no longer does the world revolve around one amazing and easy to understand person--there's somebody else. Oh my god, WhatIsThisFeeling?! Knowing how erratic the Wild Card can be, it could be somebody from either team--or both. With [[MoralityPet somebody to care about]], the Wild Card may well [[LoveRedeems become more reliable]] for a team. Or if there's multiple people to care about, they may become ''less'' reliable. There are also some Wild Cards who became so ''because'' they fell in love with someone.

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Sometimes Wild Cards fall in love. Love is the bane of the Wild Card, because no longer does the world revolve around one amazing and easy to understand person--there's somebody else. Oh my god, WhatIsThisFeeling?! WhatIsThisFeeling! Knowing how erratic the Wild Card can be, it could be somebody from either team--or both. With [[MoralityPet somebody to care about]], the Wild Card may well [[LoveRedeems become more reliable]] for a team. Or if there's multiple people to care about, they may become ''less'' reliable. There are also some Wild Cards who became so ''because'' they fell in love with someone.



See also: TrueNeutral, EnigmaticMinion, LovableTraitor, DoubleReverseQuadrupleAgent, TheStarscream, OpportunisticBastard, HeelFaceRevolvingDoor and ChronicBackstabbingDisorder. Compare[=/=]contrast NominalHero.

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See also: TrueNeutral, EnigmaticMinion, LovableTraitor, DoubleReverseQuadrupleAgent, TheStarscream, OpportunisticBastard, HeelFaceRevolvingDoor and ChronicBackstabbingDisorder. Compare[=/=]contrast Compare/Contrast NominalHero.



** Also Trafalgar Law. He's extremely powerful but backstabs people quite frequently. [[spoiler: It's still unclear whether or not he'll betray Luffy at some point as well, now that they are in an alliance...]].

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** Also Trafalgar Law. He's extremely powerful but backstabs people quite frequently. [[spoiler: It's still unclear whether or not he'll betray Luffy at some point as well, now that they are in an alliance...]].]]



* 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.

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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.]] 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.
8th Jul '17 6:41:17 PM nombretomado
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* The page quote comes from Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Perigord, a French diplomat who embodied this trope a couple of hundred years ago. He started out under the Gallic Church and King Louis XVI, switched sides to the anti-Church, anti-Royalist Republic, ditched them to help Napoleon seize power, converted ''back'' just as Napoleon had allied with Russia, convened the Senate that legally dismissed Napoleon, and finally threw his support to the Citizen King Louis-Philippe. All this time he remained powerful and influential, and even managed to stay out of prison. TheOtherWiki says he was known as "The Prince of Diplomats" but Napoleon himself came up with the perhaps equally fitting (if less flattering) label "shit in a silk stocking." More recent scholarship suggests that he saw himself not as betraying any particular regime, but [[LoyalToThePosition always serving the interests of France as a state and nation]].

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* The page quote comes from Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Perigord, a French diplomat who embodied this trope a couple of hundred years ago. He started out under the Gallic Church and King Louis XVI, switched sides to the anti-Church, anti-Royalist Republic, ditched them to help Napoleon seize power, converted ''back'' just as Napoleon had allied with Russia, convened the Senate that legally dismissed Napoleon, and finally threw his support to the Citizen King Louis-Philippe. All this time he remained powerful and influential, and even managed to stay out of prison. TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki says he was known as "The Prince of Diplomats" but Napoleon himself came up with the perhaps equally fitting (if less flattering) label "shit in a silk stocking." More recent scholarship suggests that he saw himself not as betraying any particular regime, but [[LoyalToThePosition always serving the interests of France as a state and nation]].
5th Jul '17 10:59:48 AM MagnusForce
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* The eponymous hero of ''WesternAnimation/ElTigreTheAdventuresOfMannyRivera'', who is as equally likely to fight against the villains of Miracle City with his superhero father as he is to go about causing trouble with his supervillain grandfather [[ToxicFriendInfluence (often at the suggestion his Frida)]]. However, when push comes to shove, he'll do what's best for his family.

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* The eponymous hero of ''WesternAnimation/ElTigreTheAdventuresOfMannyRivera'', who is as equally likely to fight against the villains of Miracle City with his superhero father as he is to go about causing trouble with his supervillain grandfather [[ToxicFriendInfluence (often at the suggestion his of Frida)]]. However, when push comes to shove, he'll do what's best for his family.
5th Jul '17 10:57:07 AM MagnusForce
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* The eponymous hero of ''WesternAnimation/ElTigreTheAdventuresOfMannyRivera'', who is as equally likely to fight against the villains of Miracle City with his superhero father as he is to go about causing trouble with his supervillain grandfather [[ToxicFriendInfluence (often at the suggestion his Frida)]]. However, when push comes to shove, he'll do what's best for his family.
23rd Jun '17 4:25:54 AM Ccook1956
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* ''{{Concentration}}'' used the Wild Card in all its permutations. It matched whatever the other number selected concealed. On the original, it could be a double-edged sword--if a Wild Card is picked first and the second number revealed a Forfeit, then the player is forced to relinquish a prize from his/her rack (with hope that he/she at least has a gag prize or no prizes at all).

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* ** ''{{Concentration}}'' used the Wild Card in all its permutations. It matched whatever the other number selected concealed. On the original, it could be a double-edged sword--if a Wild Card is picked first and the second number revealed a Forfeit, then the player is forced to relinquish a prize from his/her rack (with hope that he/she at least has a gag prize or no prizes at all).
23rd Jun '17 4:24:34 AM Ccook1956
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* ''{{Concentration}}'' used the Wild Card in all its permutations. It matched whatever the other number selected concealed. On the original, it could be a double-edged sword--if a Wild Card is picked first and the second number revealed a Forfeit, then the player is forced to relinquish a prize from his/her rack (with hope that he/she at least has a gag prize or no prizes at all).
10th Jun '17 5:15:47 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Even at his most face-ish, the late Wrestling/EddieGuerrero would lie, cheat, and steal to get his way. It was ''on his shirt''. As he once said while teaming with his nephew Chavo, "Hey, we may lie, cheat, and steal -- but at least we're honest about it."

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* Even at his most face-ish, the late Wrestling/EddieGuerrero would lie, cheat, and steal to get his way. It was ''on his shirt''. As he once said while teaming with his nephew Chavo, Wrestling/{{Chavo|GuerreroJr}}, "Hey, we may lie, cheat, and steal -- but at least we're honest about it."



* Wrestling/BethPhoenix slipped into this role when she was moved to Smackdown (she had been a heel on Raw) where she was immediately shown to be out for herself and a bit of a three way feud started between her, Mickie and Michelle [=McCool=] with Beth's allegiance constantly in question. Eventually she made a HeelFaceTurn. Curiously when she turned back Heel she was still getting a large amount of cheers from the crowd, due to her character having a sympathetic point of view -- wanting to make the division about talent instead of looks. So later on they had to make her just care about no one except herself in order to keep her heel, save the part where she still didn't want to hurt Natalya when they competed on opposite sides.

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* Wrestling/BethPhoenix slipped into this role when she was moved to Smackdown (she had been a heel on Raw) where she was immediately shown to be out for herself and a bit of a three way feud started between her, Mickie and Michelle [=McCool=] with Beth's allegiance constantly in question. Eventually she made a HeelFaceTurn. Curiously when she turned back Heel she was still getting a large amount of cheers from the crowd, due to her character having a sympathetic point of view -- wanting to make the division about talent instead of looks. So later on they had to make her just care about no one except herself in order to keep her heel, save the part where she still didn't want to hurt Natalya Wrestling//{{Natalya|Neidhart}} when they competed on opposite sides.



* Wrestling/AJStyles' 2013 FaceHeelTurn has him saying he's sick and tired of doing the right thing and instead he'll do his own thing. During the Wrestling/{{TNA}} roster's war with Aces & Eights, Styles refuses to join either side and instead viciously attacks both sides. Eventually settles into a "dark hero" role, taking the World Title off of Aces & Eights for good and using it to try to make Dixie Carter pay for her managerial mistakes over the years.
** Then in WWE, when the brand split happened and he got put on [[WWESmackDown [=SmackDown=] Live]] while his buddies in [[Wrestling/BulletClub The Club]] went to Raw, Styles's heel run really ended up just being this. He's still incredibly cocky, insults the audience, and complains whenever he got put in a situation he didn't like, but he's still acknowledged, in and out of kayfabe, as a phenomenal wrestler, he never backs down from any fight he gets booked in, and while he does cheat sometimes, he always cheats by himself, as opposed to guys like Wrestling/TheMiz who bring in outside help. The result is that he gets cheers everywhere he goes, even against beloved faces like Wrestling/DeanAmbrose.

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* Wrestling/AJStyles' 2013 FaceHeelTurn has him saying he's sick and tired of doing the right thing and instead he'll do his own thing. During the Wrestling/{{TNA}} roster's war with Aces & Eights, Wrestling/AcesAndEights, Styles refuses to join either side and instead viciously attacks both sides. Eventually settles into a "dark hero" role, taking the World Title off of Aces & Eights for good and using it to try to make Dixie Carter pay for her managerial mistakes over the years.
** Then in WWE, when the brand split happened and he got put on [[WWESmackDown [[Wrestling/WWESmackDown [=SmackDown=] Live]] while his buddies in [[Wrestling/BulletClub The Club]] went to Raw, Styles's heel run really ended up just being this. He's still incredibly cocky, insults the audience, and complains whenever he got put in a situation he didn't like, but he's still acknowledged, in and out of kayfabe, as a phenomenal wrestler, he never backs down from any fight he gets booked in, and while he does cheat sometimes, he always cheats by himself, as opposed to guys like Wrestling/TheMiz who bring in outside help. The result is that he gets cheers everywhere he goes, even against beloved faces like Wrestling/DeanAmbrose.
8th Jun '17 10:11:51 PM nombretomado
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Not to be confused with the ''WildCards'' [[WildCards book series]].

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Not to be confused with the ''WildCards'' [[WildCards ''Wild Cards'' [[Literature/WildCards book series]].
7th Jun '17 8:00:11 AM Hanz
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* The upcoming ''Going Rogue'' expansion for ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' is giving players this ability: heroes can change into villains, villains can change into heroes, or they can stay somewhere in between as rogues or vigilantes.

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* The upcoming ''Going Rogue'' expansion for ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' is giving let the players this ability: do this: heroes can change into villains, villains can change into heroes, or they can stay somewhere in between as rogues or vigilantes.
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