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* In satirical ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'' fic ''FanFic/TheAdventuresOfKikoFluffyPants'', the first two FacelessGoons introduced are these.
* In MegaCrossover ''FanFic/BattleOfTheLuminaries'', [[Franchise/CrashBandicoot Dingodile]] decided to play hooky from the main villains so he could focus more on the tournament.
* In Russion Tolkien fanfic ''FanFic/BeyondTheDawn'', Beren briefly becomes one [[spoiler: when Sauron blackmails him, threatening to kill Finrod.]]
* Drakken, Shego, and most of the villains in ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' fanfic ''Fanfic/BloodBondBloodOmenSeries'' [[spoiler: before the Unshaper further mutated the first two into becoming its generals.]]
* Jack from ''FanFic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'', who regularly chats with the heroes and doesn't really care much for Dr. Brainstorm's schemes.
* Lilith and Yuki of ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko''[=/=]''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland'' crossover ''FanFic/CodeTotalDramaReality'', though the latter's more debatable.
* Many of Diablos' underlings in VideoGame/{{Pokemon}} fic FanFic/TheDarknessWithin
* Vladmir, director of Father's army from ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' fanfic series ''FanFic/DarkStudiosKidsNextDoor''. [[AllThereInTheManual His character bio]] says he's closer to real-world logic. His main reason for accepting Father's job was because he paid well.
* In ''FanFic/TheDeathOfHaruhiSuzumiya'', The Nonchalant Lady.
* In ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'' fic ''FanFic/DemonOfWind'', while Rai did choose to become Wuya's apprentice and is not without flaws, it's made pretty clear in the story that he never had any personal grudge against Dashi or his students and infact by the time he was finally turned to stone he was only staying with the Heylin side because he had to.
* At many times in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' fic ''FanFic/ADifferentLesson'', Chun seems to be an example of this, enjoying being an assassin solely because it's her job. (Type I AntiVillain.)
* ''FanFic/EarthAndSky'':
** The [=LaFish=] brothers were paid off by Diamond Tiara to attack Pip and Soarin' during the Pegalathon, but claim it's NothingPersonal.
** According to WordOfGod, Otto Bomb is only working for Professor Destiny (and Doctor Insanity) because the pay is good. [[spoiler: He eventually gets tired of their suicidal stubbornness, and [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere abandons them]] to continue the Pegathalon on their own.]]
* Nintey and Twenty in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' fic ''FanFic/{{Echoes}}''.
* High General Xia in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' fic ''Fanfic/TheFallOfTheFireEmpire''.
* ''FanFic/FalloutEquestria'': While in Shattered Hoof, Littlepip meets some Raiders that aren't raping-and-killing monsters, and are just trying to survive in the wasteland.
** ''Fanfic/FalloutEquestriaProjectHorizons'': Roses, a slaver who simply wants to provide for her daughter.
* In ''FanFic/FateZeroSense'', Kirei and Wade manage to be this ''and'' [[CardCarryingVillain Card Carrying Villains]] at the same time. While they are both unrepentantly evil, they also [[spoiler: work for the author and follow his orders]] and when not being evil or breaking the FourthWall they live rather normal lives.
* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' fanfic ''FanFic/FirstTrySeries'', Zabuza's group are notable InUniverse for being this as they are political dissident, not criminals.
* The Alliance in ''{{Series/Firefly}}'' fanfic FanFic/{{Forward}}. Their soldiers are enemies in Business but actually become ''allies'' of the crew in Condor and Adrift.
** In particular, Colonel Dannet, who was so affected by [[spoiler: what he did to the children at the Academy]] that he retired early and hid out on a Rim planet, just trying to forget what happened.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fic ''FanFic/GettingBackOnYourHooves'', Checker's butler Helping Hoof only helps her with her schemes because he works for her. [[spoiler: And he seems perfectly willing to keep information from her.]]
* The Evil Guardians in ''Fanfic/GuardiansOfPokemon''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' fic ''FanFic/JewelOfDarkness'', Guerra only fights the Titans because Midnight pays him to. As soon as their contract expires, he loses all interest in them (except [[WorthyOpponent Cyborg]]).
* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''[=/=]''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' crossover ''FanFic/MyLittleDenarians'' Harry recognises that the guards are these.
* Unlike the rest of the QuirkyMinibossSquad in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic ''FanFic/MyLittleMagesTheNightmaresReturn'', Iron Will isn't a believer in Nightmare Moon's [[TheNightThatNeverEnds goal]], and isn't being offered anything other than [[OnlyInItForTheMoney payment]] in exchange for his services. That being said, he always upholds his contract, even after Rarity points out that Nightmare Moon's success would mean that he'll never be able to reach his own goal of [[spoiler: retiring to a beach to work on his tan]].''
* In ''FanFic/OnceUponATimeAbridged'' we have Waldo The Wraith, who has eight children and a wife to support. Also, the dragon in the puppet show.
--->'''Dragon''': Rawwwr and stuff...
* In ''Anime/CodeGeass''[=/=]''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' crossover ''FanFic/OneAndOnlySon'', there's The Knight of Rounds ( by canon), but Bismarck here takes UpToEleven.
* In {{Spiderman}} fic FanFic/{{Polarity}}, Herman Schultz the Shocker is portrayed as this, openly admitting that he's only into crime because it gives him good pay and lets him be his own boss. As Boomerang eventually analyses him, and several other characters, villain and hero alike, agree, he's also a crook for the fame. He immediately goes to the aid of a woman who is being attacked by what he thinks is an attempted rapist at the story's start, and then, when a news channel shows a group of survivors being trapped by zombies in a nearby 7-11, he immediately gets his things and goes to rescue them, which he explains several times throughout the fic as being because the thought of leaving them to die like that, when he could do something to help, was just appalling. At the fanfic's end [[spoiler: he joins the Avengers in the new world created by the end of the ZombieApocalypse]].
%%* In ''Anime/SailorMoon'' / ''Sisterhood Of Nine'' / ''VideoGame/{{Iji}}'' crossover ''FanFic/SoldiersOfLove'', Taeho.
* ''Fanfic/StarWarsParanormalitiesTrilogy'': Gahmah Raan, obviously because he's a BountyHunter. This is even further emphasized when he just [[KnowWhenToFoldEm leaves Kratzar after a duel with Zolph where they were evenly matched]]. However, he has also worked with the Galactic Alliance during the Yuuzhan Vong War.
* In ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', a ''MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]''[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] MassiveMultiplayerCrossover, it's implied some members of the Band of Brothers feel this way about their contracts with the Republic Intelligence Service. When things start heading south, one even complains [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars "This venture is no longer profitable!"]]
* ''FanFic/TheRetellingOfPokemonColosseum'': Miror B, and, to a lesser extent, Dakim.
* In the ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'' fic FanFic/TiberiumWars, The Nod soldiers range from bloodthirsty fanatics fighting for the ChurchMilitant to ordinary, decent soldiers and everything in between.
* In ''FanFic/TouhouM1GrandPrix'', Tewi does a [[PlayingWithATrope meta-version]] of this in one skit.
* ''FanFic/TheTSABActurusWar'': Most of the DRA's grunts.
* In MegaCrossover ''FanFic/UndocumentedFeatures'', The Big Fire accountants forced into being field agents by their Q-Boss, Earl, in ''The Antianeira Incident''.
* ''FanFic/YuGiOhTheThousandYearDoor'' has Lord Crump, most of the time. He is a suck-up to the Queen, but the only time he ever seems truly malicious towards anyone is when under the influence of the potion of bravery.
* The ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'':
** Discord's little sister, Rancor, in the [[BadFuture Dark World Arc]]. She only becomes one of his CoDragons because Their Parents ordered her to do so and when its not her turn to fight the heroes is a FriendlyEnemy, complimenting them and even [[spoiler:helping undo some of the Valeyard's damage by giving Apple Pie the ending of the comic (revealing it had a BittersweetEnding instead of a DownerEnding) he used as part of his efforts to BreakTheCutie]]. As far as she's concerned, its NothingPersonal. [[spoiler:In fact, when she finishes her mission (stealing Destruction's power back from Discord, mortally wounding him in the process), she opens a portal, tells the heroes goodbye, and leaves to do her ''real'' job as an AnthropomorphicPersonification.]]
** [[TheDragon General Hercules Beetle]] from the Wedding Arc also counts. Despite being the second most dangerous changeling on the planet and having UndyingLoyalty to his Queen, he's ultimately just a soldier doing his job. He's well aware that the Changeling's FantasticRacism towards other species is horseapples and never shows any sadism or needless cruelty towards them, even being very respectful when not fighting. When it's ''not'' his turn to fight, he's content to just watch the ponies and learn about them. [[spoiler:After being defeated, he's a GracefulLoser and suggests his former opponents fall back before reinforcements arrive.]] Really, the only reason Hercules is a villain is because his queen is evil [[spoiler:and the moment she's defeated and replaced by Cadence, Hercules becomes a good guy as well.]]
* Chef Hatchet in ''Fanfic/TheLegendOfTotalDramaIsland'' does his job (which frequently involves making the contestants' lives more difficult) in a conscientious and workmanlike fashion, but he'll also help the contestants out from time to time if it doesn’t conflict with his duties. He agrees to conduct the funeral service when Chris can't be bothered, and his attitude toward Sadie after her ordeal during the camping challenge could even be seen as kindly.
* The Acolytes of Pein, from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' fanfic ''FanFic/AGrowingAffection'', don't particularly like what they are doing, or what it does to Nagato, but they are unflinchingly loyal to him.
* Kimura the Slug, from ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline''/''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero'' crossover fanfic ''FanFic/HalkegeniaOnline'', is both PunchClockVillain and PunchClockHero at various points of narrative. He is totally fine with experiments on MindControl, and is equally fine being a cannoneer in a fortress protecting the civilians inside.
* In the ''Series/BabylonFive'' fanfic ''FanFic/OrderInChaos'', some Drazi factions: they start the Centauri-Orieni War on the side of the Orieni, but stop any serious offensive after getting their asses handed to them by the Centauri, and when the Centauri Republic starts hiring mercenaries to fight the Orieni, many Drazi (often survivors of the early battles against the Centauri themselves) answer the call. At the same time, other Drazi (sometimes from the same faction) continue picking minor fights with the Centauri (and get their asses handed to them) for almost the entire war. Not surprisingly, the Centauri consider them [[PsychoForHire Psychos for Hire]] and use them as cannon fodder.
* ''FanFic/{{Hivefled}}'''s non-spectral fantrolls could fall under this heading; they're going along for the glory of the Empire, unaware of what their leaders are really up to or why [[TheLostLenore some of their friends have mysteriously vanished over the sweeps]].
* ''FanFic/DigBuildLive'' features the mobs of ''{{VideoGame/Minecraft}}'' sometimes being shown doing things on their own time, like watching films together, telling their kid a bedtime story, or even helping their own cross a railroad track.
* In ''[[FanFic/TheVinylAndOctaviaSeries Vinyl and Octavia Duel Destiny]]'', Prosecutor Milise Deauxnim is definitely this. Sure, he's a bit of a jerk who [[spoiler: ends up getting both Vinyl and Octavia put in jail]], but he's only doing the job he was hired for, and everything he does and points out is entirely legal/true.
* In ''FanFic/OriginStory'', the various SHIELD agents, most especially Agent Dunne (who was completely honest with Alex and seemed genuinely upset that she was going to be imprisoned). Agent Dunne is also the only one to try talking Alex down before resorting to violence.
* While a great deal of Gato's mercenaries in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4573620/22/A-Drop-of-Poison A Drop of Poison]]'' leave after their boss' death, several of them stay and get jobs around the village, including in the newly created police force the Torasen (which is otherwise comprised of Naruto's shadow clones). The clone leader of the group notes most of those who joined the Torasen were either {{Ronin}} or simply those who "left home to learn to fight, drunk on romantic tales of samurai life".
* Captain Boomerang of the Royal Boo Guard in ''Fanfic/CanABooBeFriendsWithAHuman'' isn't so overly enamoured with [[VideoGame/LuigisMansion King Boo]] and would rather resort to diplomacy than fighting. But he can't leave when he has his family to be concerned about.
* [[Franchise/StarWars Stormtroopers]] in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7685439/15/The-Shadow The Shadow]]'' might be harsh with prisoners and working for TheEmpire but they're not personally malicious. One of Luke's former prison guards invites him to the troops' weekly sabbac game after Luke becomes Vader's apprentice. He also rather likes Luke's nickname of him, Crank, as everyone else calls him ED-8 and "there's lots of Eds" and confesses that he joined the military because it let him leave his homeworld.
** Black Three, one of Vader's personal wingmen, is a remarkably friendly young woman who takes Luke out for a burger once and regularly lets him borrow her speeder.
* In ''FanFic/PinkieTales'': ''Cindershy'', has Pinkie herself, as she plays one of the wicked sisters and has to be nasty to Cindershy, while being fully aware that she is only doing this because it is her role in the story and later goes through the fourth wall to help Apple Godmother [[PetTheDog make Cindershy a dress]], when she was failing miserably.
* ''FanFic/LandingDay'': In this PerspectiveFlip of ''Film/Independenceday'', the aliens are portrayed as preparing to move in. To do so, they have to carry out an extermination job not unlike humans ridding a house of cockroaches before moving into it.

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* In satirical ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'' fic ''FanFic/TheAdventuresOfKikoFluffyPants'', the first two FacelessGoons introduced are these.
* In MegaCrossover ''FanFic/BattleOfTheLuminaries'', [[Franchise/CrashBandicoot Dingodile]] decided to play hooky from the main villains so he could focus more on the tournament.
* In Russion Tolkien fanfic ''FanFic/BeyondTheDawn'', Beren briefly becomes one [[spoiler: when Sauron blackmails him, threatening to kill Finrod.]]
* Drakken, Shego, and most of the villains in ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' fanfic ''Fanfic/BloodBondBloodOmenSeries'' [[spoiler: before the Unshaper further mutated the first two into becoming its generals.]]
* Jack from ''FanFic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'', who regularly chats with the heroes and doesn't really care much for Dr. Brainstorm's schemes.
* Lilith and Yuki of ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko''[=/=]''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland'' crossover ''FanFic/CodeTotalDramaReality'', though the latter's more debatable.
* Many of Diablos' underlings in VideoGame/{{Pokemon}} fic FanFic/TheDarknessWithin
* Vladmir, director of Father's army from ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' fanfic series ''FanFic/DarkStudiosKidsNextDoor''. [[AllThereInTheManual His character bio]] says he's closer to real-world logic. His main reason for accepting Father's job was because he paid well.
* In ''FanFic/TheDeathOfHaruhiSuzumiya'', The Nonchalant Lady.
* In ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'' fic ''FanFic/DemonOfWind'', while Rai did choose to become Wuya's apprentice and is not without flaws, it's made pretty clear in the story that he never had any personal grudge against Dashi or his students and infact by the time he was finally turned to stone he was only staying with the Heylin side because he had to.
* At many times in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' fic ''FanFic/ADifferentLesson'', Chun seems to be an example of this, enjoying being an assassin solely because it's her job. (Type I AntiVillain.)
* ''FanFic/EarthAndSky'':
** The [=LaFish=] brothers were paid off by Diamond Tiara to attack Pip and Soarin' during the Pegalathon, but claim it's NothingPersonal.
** According to WordOfGod, Otto Bomb is only working for Professor Destiny (and Doctor Insanity) because the pay is good. [[spoiler: He eventually gets tired of their suicidal stubbornness, and [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere abandons them]] to continue the Pegathalon on their own.]]
* Nintey and Twenty in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' fic ''FanFic/{{Echoes}}''.
* High General Xia in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' fic ''Fanfic/TheFallOfTheFireEmpire''.
* ''FanFic/FalloutEquestria'': While in Shattered Hoof, Littlepip meets some Raiders that aren't raping-and-killing monsters, and are just trying to survive in the wasteland.
** ''Fanfic/FalloutEquestriaProjectHorizons'': Roses, a slaver who simply wants to provide for her daughter.
* In ''FanFic/FateZeroSense'', Kirei and Wade manage to be this ''and'' [[CardCarryingVillain Card Carrying Villains]] at the same time. While they are both unrepentantly evil, they also [[spoiler: work for the author and follow his orders]] and when not being evil or breaking the FourthWall they live rather normal lives.
* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' fanfic ''FanFic/FirstTrySeries'', Zabuza's group are notable InUniverse for being this as they are political dissident, not criminals.
* The Alliance in ''{{Series/Firefly}}'' fanfic FanFic/{{Forward}}. Their soldiers are enemies in Business but actually become ''allies'' of the crew in Condor and Adrift.
** In particular, Colonel Dannet, who was so affected by [[spoiler: what he did to the children at the Academy]] that he retired early and hid out on a Rim planet, just trying to forget what happened.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fic ''FanFic/GettingBackOnYourHooves'', Checker's butler Helping Hoof only helps her with her schemes because he works for her. [[spoiler: And he seems perfectly willing to keep information from her.]]
* The Evil Guardians in ''Fanfic/GuardiansOfPokemon''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' fic ''FanFic/JewelOfDarkness'', Guerra only fights the Titans because Midnight pays him to. As soon as their contract expires, he loses all interest in them (except [[WorthyOpponent Cyborg]]).
* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''[=/=]''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' crossover ''FanFic/MyLittleDenarians'' Harry recognises that the guards are these.
* Unlike the rest of the QuirkyMinibossSquad in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic ''FanFic/MyLittleMagesTheNightmaresReturn'', Iron Will isn't a believer in Nightmare Moon's [[TheNightThatNeverEnds goal]], and isn't being offered anything other than [[OnlyInItForTheMoney payment]] in exchange for his services. That being said, he always upholds his contract, even after Rarity points out that Nightmare Moon's success would mean that he'll never be able to reach his own goal of [[spoiler: retiring to a beach to work on his tan]].''
* In ''FanFic/OnceUponATimeAbridged'' we have Waldo The Wraith, who has eight children and a wife to support. Also, the dragon in the puppet show.
--->'''Dragon''': Rawwwr and stuff...
* In ''Anime/CodeGeass''[=/=]''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' crossover ''FanFic/OneAndOnlySon'', there's The Knight of Rounds ( by canon), but Bismarck here takes UpToEleven.
* In {{Spiderman}} fic FanFic/{{Polarity}}, Herman Schultz the Shocker is portrayed as this, openly admitting that he's only into crime because it gives him good pay and lets him be his own boss. As Boomerang eventually analyses him, and several other characters, villain and hero alike, agree, he's also a crook for the fame. He immediately goes to the aid of a woman who is being attacked by what he thinks is an attempted rapist at the story's start, and then, when a news channel shows a group of survivors being trapped by zombies in a nearby 7-11, he immediately gets his things and goes to rescue them, which he explains several times throughout the fic as being because the thought of leaving them to die like that, when he could do something to help, was just appalling. At the fanfic's end [[spoiler: he joins the Avengers in the new world created by the end of the ZombieApocalypse]].
%%* In ''Anime/SailorMoon'' / ''Sisterhood Of Nine'' / ''VideoGame/{{Iji}}'' crossover ''FanFic/SoldiersOfLove'', Taeho.
* ''Fanfic/StarWarsParanormalitiesTrilogy'': Gahmah Raan, obviously because he's a BountyHunter. This is even further emphasized when he just [[KnowWhenToFoldEm leaves Kratzar after a duel with Zolph where they were evenly matched]]. However, he has also worked with the Galactic Alliance during the Yuuzhan Vong War.
* In ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', a ''MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]''[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] MassiveMultiplayerCrossover, it's implied some members of the Band of Brothers feel this way about their contracts with the Republic Intelligence Service. When things start heading south, one even complains [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars "This venture is no longer profitable!"]]
* ''FanFic/TheRetellingOfPokemonColosseum'': Miror B, and, to a lesser extent, Dakim.
* In the ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'' fic FanFic/TiberiumWars, The Nod soldiers range from bloodthirsty fanatics fighting for the ChurchMilitant to ordinary, decent soldiers and everything in between.
* In ''FanFic/TouhouM1GrandPrix'', Tewi does a [[PlayingWithATrope meta-version]] of this in one skit.
* ''FanFic/TheTSABActurusWar'': Most of the DRA's grunts.
* In MegaCrossover ''FanFic/UndocumentedFeatures'', The Big Fire accountants forced into being field agents by their Q-Boss, Earl, in ''The Antianeira Incident''.
* ''FanFic/YuGiOhTheThousandYearDoor'' has Lord Crump, most of the time. He is a suck-up to the Queen, but the only time he ever seems truly malicious towards anyone is when under the influence of the potion of bravery.
* The ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'':
** Discord's little sister, Rancor, in the [[BadFuture Dark World Arc]]. She only becomes one of his CoDragons because Their Parents ordered her to do so and when its not her turn to fight the heroes is a FriendlyEnemy, complimenting them and even [[spoiler:helping undo some of the Valeyard's damage by giving Apple Pie the ending of the comic (revealing it had a BittersweetEnding instead of a DownerEnding) he used as part of his efforts to BreakTheCutie]]. As far as she's concerned, its NothingPersonal. [[spoiler:In fact, when she finishes her mission (stealing Destruction's power back from Discord, mortally wounding him in the process), she opens a portal, tells the heroes goodbye, and leaves to do her ''real'' job as an AnthropomorphicPersonification.]]
** [[TheDragon General Hercules Beetle]] from the Wedding Arc also counts. Despite being the second most dangerous changeling on the planet and having UndyingLoyalty to his Queen, he's ultimately just a soldier doing his job. He's well aware that the Changeling's FantasticRacism towards other species is horseapples and never shows any sadism or needless cruelty towards them, even being very respectful when not fighting. When it's ''not'' his turn to fight, he's content to just watch the ponies and learn about them. [[spoiler:After being defeated, he's a GracefulLoser and suggests his former opponents fall back before reinforcements arrive.]] Really, the only reason Hercules is a villain is because his queen is evil [[spoiler:and the moment she's defeated and replaced by Cadence, Hercules becomes a good guy as well.]]
* Chef Hatchet in ''Fanfic/TheLegendOfTotalDramaIsland'' does his job (which frequently involves making the contestants' lives more difficult) in a conscientious and workmanlike fashion, but he'll also help the contestants out from time to time if it doesn’t conflict with his duties. He agrees to conduct the funeral service when Chris can't be bothered, and his attitude toward Sadie after her ordeal during the camping challenge could even be seen as kindly.
* The Acolytes of Pein, from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' fanfic ''FanFic/AGrowingAffection'', don't particularly like what they are doing, or what it does to Nagato, but they are unflinchingly loyal to him.
* Kimura the Slug, from ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline''/''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero'' crossover fanfic ''FanFic/HalkegeniaOnline'', is both PunchClockVillain and PunchClockHero at various points of narrative. He is totally fine with experiments on MindControl, and is equally fine being a cannoneer in a fortress protecting the civilians inside.
* In the ''Series/BabylonFive'' fanfic ''FanFic/OrderInChaos'', some Drazi factions: they start the Centauri-Orieni War on the side of the Orieni, but stop any serious offensive after getting their asses handed to them by the Centauri, and when the Centauri Republic starts hiring mercenaries to fight the Orieni, many Drazi (often survivors of the early battles against the Centauri themselves) answer the call. At the same time, other Drazi (sometimes from the same faction) continue picking minor fights with the Centauri (and get their asses handed to them) for almost the entire war. Not surprisingly, the Centauri consider them [[PsychoForHire Psychos for Hire]] and use them as cannon fodder.
* ''FanFic/{{Hivefled}}'''s non-spectral fantrolls could fall under this heading; they're going along for the glory of the Empire, unaware of what their leaders are really up to or why [[TheLostLenore some of their friends have mysteriously vanished over the sweeps]].
* ''FanFic/DigBuildLive'' features the mobs of ''{{VideoGame/Minecraft}}'' sometimes being shown doing things on their own time, like watching films together, telling their kid a bedtime story, or even helping their own cross a railroad track.
* In ''[[FanFic/TheVinylAndOctaviaSeries Vinyl and Octavia Duel Destiny]]'', Prosecutor Milise Deauxnim is definitely this. Sure, he's a bit of a jerk who [[spoiler: ends up getting both Vinyl and Octavia put in jail]], but he's only doing the job he was hired for, and everything he does and points out is entirely legal/true.
* In ''FanFic/OriginStory'', the various SHIELD agents, most especially Agent Dunne (who was completely honest with Alex and seemed genuinely upset that she was going to be imprisoned). Agent Dunne is also the only one to try talking Alex down before resorting to violence.
* While a great deal of Gato's mercenaries in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4573620/22/A-Drop-of-Poison A Drop of Poison]]'' leave after their boss' death, several of them stay and get jobs around the village, including in the newly created police force the Torasen (which is otherwise comprised of Naruto's shadow clones). The clone leader of the group notes most of those who joined the Torasen were either {{Ronin}} or simply those who "left home to learn to fight, drunk on romantic tales of samurai life".
* Captain Boomerang of the Royal Boo Guard in ''Fanfic/CanABooBeFriendsWithAHuman'' isn't so overly enamoured with [[VideoGame/LuigisMansion King Boo]] and would rather resort to diplomacy than fighting. But he can't leave when he has his family to be concerned about.
* [[Franchise/StarWars Stormtroopers]] in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7685439/15/The-Shadow The Shadow]]'' might be harsh with prisoners and working for TheEmpire but they're not personally malicious. One of Luke's former prison guards invites him to the troops' weekly sabbac game after Luke becomes Vader's apprentice. He also rather likes Luke's nickname of him, Crank, as everyone else calls him ED-8 and "there's lots of Eds" and confesses that he joined the military because it let him leave his homeworld.
** Black Three, one of Vader's personal wingmen, is a remarkably friendly young woman who takes Luke out for a burger once and regularly lets him borrow her speeder.
* In ''FanFic/PinkieTales'': ''Cindershy'', has Pinkie herself, as she plays one of the wicked sisters and has to be nasty to Cindershy, while being fully aware that she is only doing this because it is her role in the story and later goes through the fourth wall to help Apple Godmother [[PetTheDog make Cindershy a dress]], when she was failing miserably.
* ''FanFic/LandingDay'': In this PerspectiveFlip of ''Film/Independenceday'', the aliens are portrayed as preparing to move in. To do so, they have to carry out an extermination job not unlike humans ridding a house of cockroaches before moving into it.
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* In ''FanFic/PinkieTales'': ''Cindershy'', has Pinkie herself, as she plays one of the wicked sisters and has to be nasty to Cindershy, while being fully aware that she is only doing this because it is her role in the story and later goes through the fourth wall to help Apple Godmother [[PetTheDog make Cindershy a dress]], when she was failing miserably.

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* In ''FanFic/PinkieTales'': ''Cindershy'', has Pinkie herself, as she plays one of the wicked sisters and has to be nasty to Cindershy, while being fully aware that she is only doing this because it is her role in the story and later goes through the fourth wall to help Apple Godmother [[PetTheDog make Cindershy a dress]], when she was failing miserably.miserably.
* ''FanFic/LandingDay'': In this PerspectiveFlip of ''Film/Independenceday'', the aliens are portrayed as preparing to move in. To do so, they have to carry out an extermination job not unlike humans ridding a house of cockroaches before moving into it.
13th Oct '17 6:48:50 AM CosmicFerret
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* In the ''BabylonFive'' fanfic ''FanFic/OrderInChaos'', some Drazi factions: they start the Centauri-Orieni War on the side of the Orieni, but stop any serious offensive after getting their asses handed to them by the Centauri, and when the Centauri Republic starts hiring mercenaries to fight the Orieni, many Drazi (often survivors of the early battles against the Centauri themselves) answer the call. At the same time, other Drazi (sometimes from the same faction) continue picking minor fights with the Centauri (and get their asses handed to them) for almost the entire war. Not surprisingly, the Centauri consider them [[PsychoForHire Psychos for Hire]] and use them as cannon fodder.

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* In the ''BabylonFive'' ''Series/BabylonFive'' fanfic ''FanFic/OrderInChaos'', some Drazi factions: they start the Centauri-Orieni War on the side of the Orieni, but stop any serious offensive after getting their asses handed to them by the Centauri, and when the Centauri Republic starts hiring mercenaries to fight the Orieni, many Drazi (often survivors of the early battles against the Centauri themselves) answer the call. At the same time, other Drazi (sometimes from the same faction) continue picking minor fights with the Centauri (and get their asses handed to them) for almost the entire war. Not surprisingly, the Centauri consider them [[PsychoForHire Psychos for Hire]] and use them as cannon fodder.
16th Aug '17 2:08:48 PM mkmlp
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** Black Three, one of Vader's personal wingmen, is a remarkably friendly young woman who takes Luke out for a burger once and regularly lets him borrow her speeder.

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** Black Three, one of Vader's personal wingmen, is a remarkably friendly young woman who takes Luke out for a burger once and regularly lets him borrow her speeder.speeder.
* In ''FanFic/PinkieTales'': ''Cindershy'', has Pinkie herself, as she plays one of the wicked sisters and has to be nasty to Cindershy, while being fully aware that she is only doing this because it is her role in the story and later goes through the fourth wall to help Apple Godmother [[PetTheDog make Cindershy a dress]], when she was failing miserably.
11th Aug '16 6:17:30 PM TheSinful
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* [[Franchise/StarWars Stormtroopers]] in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7685439/15/The-Shadow The Shadow]]'' might be harsh with prisoners and working for TheEmpire but they're not personally malicious. One of Luke's former prison guards invites him to the troops' weekly sabbac game after Luke becomes Vader's apprentice. He also rather likes Luke's nickname of him, Crank, as everyone else calls him ED-8 and "there's lots of Eds" and confesses that he joined the military because it let him leave his homeworld.

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* [[Franchise/StarWars Stormtroopers]] in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7685439/15/The-Shadow The Shadow]]'' might be harsh with prisoners and working for TheEmpire but they're not personally malicious. One of Luke's former prison guards invites him to the troops' weekly sabbac game after Luke becomes Vader's apprentice. He also rather likes Luke's nickname of him, Crank, as everyone else calls him ED-8 and "there's lots of Eds" and confesses that he joined the military because it let him leave his homeworld.homeworld.
** Black Three, one of Vader's personal wingmen, is a remarkably friendly young woman who takes Luke out for a burger once and regularly lets him borrow her speeder.
11th Aug '16 9:30:36 AM TheSinful
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* [[Franchise/StarWars Stormtroopers]] in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7685439/15/The-Shadow The Shadow]]'' might be harsh with prisoners and working for TheEmpire but they're not personally malicious. One of Luke's former prison guards invites him to the troops' weekly sabbac game after Luke becomes Vader's apprentice. He also rather likes Luke's nickname of him, Crank, as everyone else calls him ED-8 and "there's lots of Eds".

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* [[Franchise/StarWars Stormtroopers]] in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7685439/15/The-Shadow The Shadow]]'' might be harsh with prisoners and working for TheEmpire but they're not personally malicious. One of Luke's former prison guards invites him to the troops' weekly sabbac game after Luke becomes Vader's apprentice. He also rather likes Luke's nickname of him, Crank, as everyone else calls him ED-8 and "there's lots of Eds".Eds" and confesses that he joined the military because it let him leave his homeworld.
11th Aug '16 9:28:49 AM TheSinful
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* Captain Boomerang of the Royal Boo Guard in ''Fanfic/CanABooBeFriendsWithAHuman'' isn't so overly enamoured with [[VideoGame/LuigisMansion King Boo]] and would rather resort to diplomacy than fighting. But he can't leave when he has his family to be concerned about.

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* Captain Boomerang of the Royal Boo Guard in ''Fanfic/CanABooBeFriendsWithAHuman'' isn't so overly enamoured with [[VideoGame/LuigisMansion King Boo]] and would rather resort to diplomacy than fighting. But he can't leave when he has his family to be concerned about.about.
* [[Franchise/StarWars Stormtroopers]] in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7685439/15/The-Shadow The Shadow]]'' might be harsh with prisoners and working for TheEmpire but they're not personally malicious. One of Luke's former prison guards invites him to the troops' weekly sabbac game after Luke becomes Vader's apprentice. He also rather likes Luke's nickname of him, Crank, as everyone else calls him ED-8 and "there's lots of Eds".
24th Mar '16 2:00:01 PM Willbyr
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* Nintey and Twenty in {{Naruto}} fic ''FanFic/{{Echoes}}''.

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* Nintey and Twenty in {{Naruto}} ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' fic ''FanFic/{{Echoes}}''.



* In ''{{Naruto}}'' fanfic ''FanFic/FirstTrySeries'', Zabuza's group are notable InUniverse for being this as they are political dissident, not criminals.

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* In ''{{Naruto}}'' ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' fanfic ''FanFic/FirstTrySeries'', Zabuza's group are notable InUniverse for being this as they are political dissident, not criminals.



* The Acolytes of Pein, from ''{{Naruto}}'' fanfic ''FanFic/AGrowingAffection'', don't particularly like what they are doing, or what it does to Nagato, but they are unflinchingly loyal to him.

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* The Acolytes of Pein, from ''{{Naruto}}'' ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' fanfic ''FanFic/AGrowingAffection'', don't particularly like what they are doing, or what it does to Nagato, but they are unflinchingly loyal to him.
23rd Feb '16 4:12:21 PM ultimomant
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** Discord's little sister, in the [[BadFuture Dark World Arc]]. She only becomes one of his CoDragons because Their Parents ordered her to do so and when its not her turn to fight the heroes is a FriendlyEnemy, complimenting them and even [[spoiler:helping undo some of the Valeyard's damage by giving Apple Pie the ending of the comic (revealing it had a BittersweetEnding instead of a DownerEnding) he used as part of his efforts to BreakTheCutie]]. As far as she's concerned, its NothingPersonal. [[spoiler:In fact, when she finishes her mission (stealing Destruction's power back from Discord, mortally wounding him in the process), she opens a portal, tells the heroes goodbye, and leaves to do her ''real'' job as an AnthropomorphicPersonification.]]

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** Discord's little sister, Rancor, in the [[BadFuture Dark World Arc]]. She only becomes one of his CoDragons because Their Parents ordered her to do so and when its not her turn to fight the heroes is a FriendlyEnemy, complimenting them and even [[spoiler:helping undo some of the Valeyard's damage by giving Apple Pie the ending of the comic (revealing it had a BittersweetEnding instead of a DownerEnding) he used as part of his efforts to BreakTheCutie]]. As far as she's concerned, its NothingPersonal. [[spoiler:In fact, when she finishes her mission (stealing Destruction's power back from Discord, mortally wounding him in the process), she opens a portal, tells the heroes goodbye, and leaves to do her ''real'' job as an AnthropomorphicPersonification.]]
23rd Feb '16 11:46:08 AM Godzillawolf
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* The ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'' has Rancor, Discord's little sister, in the [[BadFuture Dark World Arc]]. She only becomes one of his CoDragons because Their Parents ordered her to do so and when its not her turn to fight the heroes is a FriendlyEnemy, complimenting them and even [[spoiler:helping undo some of the Valeyard's damage by giving Apple Pie the ending of the comic (revealing it had a BittersweetEnding instead of a DownerEnding) he used as part of his efforts to BreakTheCutie]]. As far as she's concerned, its NothingPersonal. [[spoiler:In fact, when she finishes her mission (stealing Destruction's power back from Discord, mortally wounding him in the process), she opens a portal, tells the heroes goodbye, and leaves to do her ''real'' job as an AnthropomorphicPersonification.]]

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* The ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'' has Rancor, ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'':
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Discord's little sister, in the [[BadFuture Dark World Arc]]. She only becomes one of his CoDragons because Their Parents ordered her to do so and when its not her turn to fight the heroes is a FriendlyEnemy, complimenting them and even [[spoiler:helping undo some of the Valeyard's damage by giving Apple Pie the ending of the comic (revealing it had a BittersweetEnding instead of a DownerEnding) he used as part of his efforts to BreakTheCutie]]. As far as she's concerned, its NothingPersonal. [[spoiler:In fact, when she finishes her mission (stealing Destruction's power back from Discord, mortally wounding him in the process), she opens a portal, tells the heroes goodbye, and leaves to do her ''real'' job as an AnthropomorphicPersonification.]]
** [[TheDragon General Hercules Beetle]] from the Wedding Arc also counts. Despite being the second most dangerous changeling on the planet and having UndyingLoyalty to his Queen, he's ultimately just a soldier doing his job. He's well aware that the Changeling's FantasticRacism towards other species is horseapples and never shows any sadism or needless cruelty towards them, even being very respectful when not fighting. When it's ''not'' his turn to fight, he's content to just watch the ponies and learn about them. [[spoiler:After being defeated, he's a GracefulLoser and suggests his former opponents fall back before reinforcements arrive.]] Really, the only reason Hercules is a villain is because his queen is evil [[spoiler:and the moment she's defeated and replaced by Cadence, Hercules becomes a good guy as well.
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