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1st Mar '13 8:17:01 AM SeptimusHeap
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A bunch of teenage boys and somewhat older men, with limited job options, the teenagers overwhelmingly rebellious misfits going through a rough phase, join a ninja clan that provides them with feelings of acceptance and family they are deeply searching for. If they are especially close with their clan leader, they might be familiar with the story of how he had joined more than twenty five years ago because his older beloved brother had been murdered, and the clan had given him the skills to assassinate the murderer (though this happened more than fifteen years ago and is considered ancient history). Suddenly, without warning, their base is attacked by a frightening mutant ninja who goes on a violent rampage and leaves a note demanding their master meet him on a rooftop that night. The teenage boys accompany their master to the rooftop, where they are again slaughtered by the strange mutants, before their master is cornered and told if he does not commit ritual suicide he will be murdered. He is of course murdered, and any still living members of the clan begin to live in fear of random attacks- which occur with alarming frequency. The fact that it is highly likely their enemies are suffering from considerable emotional abuse probably does not make them feel much better. - The Foot Clan in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Franchise
26th Feb '13 4:26:22 PM Satrissa9487
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A bunch of teenage boys and somewhat older men, with limited job options, the teenagers overwhelmingly rebellious misfits going through a rough phase, join a ninja clan that provides them with feelings of acceptance and family they are deeply searching for. If they are especially close with their clan leader, they might be familiar with the story of how he had joined more than twenty five years ago because his older beloved brother had been murdered, and the clan had given him the skills to assassinate the murderer (though this happened more than fifteen years ago and is considered ancient history). Suddenly, without warning, their base is attacked by a frightening mutant ninja who goes on a violent rampage and leaves a note demanding their master meet him on a rooftop that night. The teenage boys accompany their master to the rooftop, where they are again slaughtered by the strange mutants, before their master is cornered and told if he does not commit ritual suicide he will be murdered. He is of course murdered, and any still living members of the clan begin to live in fear of random attacks- which occur with alarming frequency. The fact that it is highly likely their enemies are suffering from considerable emotional abuse probably does not make them feel much better. - The Foot Clan in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Franchise
26th Feb '13 4:15:44 PM Satrissa9487
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A young man learns that his beloved older brother has been murdered. Being raised in a ninja culture, he joins a ninja clan and devotes himself to becoming the best he can be so he can have revenge on the murderer (which in his environment is considered the honorable action). He becomes very successful, and is even sent to New York City to create another branch of his clan that he will be in charge of (so far they have only ever operated in Japan). Over the next twenty plus years he not only kills the murderer, he s so competent at his position that the new branch meets with great success, greatly enriching the clan. Then, out of nowhere his base of operations is attacked

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A young man learns that his beloved older brother has been murdered. Being raised in a ninja culture, he joins a ninja clan and devotes himself to becoming the best he can be so he can have revenge on the murderer (which in his environment is considered the honorable action). He becomes very successful, and is even sent to New York City to create another branch of his clan that he will be in charge of (so far they have only ever operated in Japan). Over the next twenty plus years he not only kills the murderer, he s so competent at his position that the new branch meets with great success, greatly enriching the clan. Then, out of nowhere his base of operations is attacked
26th Feb '13 4:09:37 PM Satrissa9487
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A young man learns that his beloved older brother has been murdered. Being raised in a ninja culture, he joins a ninja clan and devotes himself to becoming the best he can be so he can have revenge on the murderer (which in his environment is considered the honorable action). He becomes very successful, and is even sent to New York City to create another branch of his clan that he will be in charge of (so far they have only ever operated in Japan). Over the next twenty plus years he not only kills the murderer, he s so competent at his position that the new branch meets with great success, greatly enriching the clan. Then, out of nowhere his base of operations is attacked
24th Dec '12 10:09:33 AM Telcontar
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The Villain Whitewashing Service is where you take some MisaimedFandom, add a lot of DracoInLeatherPants, a hint of BunnyEarsLawyer and/or {{Flanderization}}, a small chunk of BadassDecay, and you make your favorite villain sound like a pretty decent but incredibly misunderstood guy. List your examples under your {{Troper}} name and hide the answers using [[spoiler: spoilers]]. Avoid links in the answer. Please include the story your character is from, [[note]]i.e.. Darth Vader, Star Wars[[/note]] [[FanMyopia no matter how popular it is.]]

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The Villain Whitewashing Service is where you take some MisaimedFandom, add a lot of DracoInLeatherPants, a hint of BunnyEarsLawyer and/or {{Flanderization}}, a small chunk of BadassDecay, and you make your favorite villain sound like a pretty decent but incredibly misunderstood guy. List your examples under your {{Troper}} name name, alphabetically, and hide the answers using [[spoiler: spoilers]]. Avoid links in the answer. Please include the story your character is from, [[note]]i.from[[note]]i.e.. Darth Vader, Star Wars[[/note]] Wars[[/note]], [[FanMyopia no matter how popular it is.]]



[[AC: Archereon]]
* The abused and disillusioned son of a disgraced former mob boss who ran away from home and his ArchnemesisDad to work for the cause of social reform and equality. Along the way, he learns a [[AntiMagic potent martial art]], which he in turn teaches to others for the purpose of self defense. He is opposed by a corrupt Fascist Politician who pushed laws that blatantly enforced segregation and prejudice, a teenaged Tykebomb with no identity outside of her superpowers, the spoiled daughter of an automobile tycoon who turned on her father when she found out he supported this individual's cause, and a pair of professional athletes widely considered to be shallow morons. [[spoiler: Amon from ''TheLegendOfKorra'']]
[[AC: Ambar Son of Deshar]]

* A big believer in his country's greatness, this man has been part of his father's national independence movement since a young age. A brilliant public speaker and capable organiser, he works closely with his aged father, though he sometimes worries about whether the latter is still up to the job. An incurable optimist, he does his best to keep up morale by speaking to the troops, and even tries to find some meaning in his younger brother's early death. [[spoiler:Gihren Zabi, ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'']]
* A self-made man who escaped from a horrific homelife, this multibillionaire has brought hundreds of jobs to a small town by making his home there. While his relationship with his son is rocky, he has hope that the boy will turn out to be a proper heir someday. [[spoiler: ''{{Smallville}}'''s Lionel Luthor]]
* A rugged individualist who loves what he does and does what he loves, this man has done more than anyone to demonstrate to impressionable children the dangers of blind faith. [[spoiler:Ali Al-Saachez, ''{{Gundam 00}}'']]
* A relentlessyly cheerful, self-employed businessman, this veteran soldier has kept up a positive attitude despite many near-death experiences. He has raised two war orphans by himself, and despite the differences they've had is always pleased to stumble across an old accquantaince from his time in Afghanistan. [[spoiler:Gauron, ''FullMetalPanic]]
* Possessing an exuberant, over-the-top personality, this man brings a sense of humour to a profession that typically leaves people with all sorts of emotional baggage. A lover of children, and small, furry animals, he is nevertheless a stern boss who does not tolerate screw-ups. [[spoiler:Mr. Gates, also from ''FullMetalPanic'']]
* A powerful politician who isn't afraid to go to the frontline, this man understands the extent that the war they are engaged in must be prosecuted to if victory is to be assured. Charismatic and self-assured, his experiences as a child have shown him that only the most extreme measures can save his race from being replaced. Has been known to give convicts and street urchins a chance to better serve their country. [[spoiler:Muruta Azrael, ''GundamSEED'']]
* Suave and debonair, this technician turned soldier works well with the opposite gender. Dedicated to replacing a corrupt military dictatorship with a better system, he makes himself a beacon of hope to those around him, and does not take defeat lightly. [[spoiler:Paptimus Scirocco, ''ZetaGundam'']]
* Born with what amounts to a terminal illness, this man recieved no love or support from his family, and was left to fend for himself. Having reached adulthood, he is respected by leaders on both sides of the world war that is currently raging. Understanding the cycle of vengeance and hatred better than anyone, and aware that he doesn't have much time left, he plans to put an end to everyone's pain, once and for all. He strongly believes that there can be such a thing as too much progress. [[spoiler:Rau Le Creuset, ''GundamSEED'']]
* Following the tragic loss of his wife, this man devoted his life to ensuring his people's safety. When the previous leadership refused to take the proper steps to ensure said safety, he ran for office, and became his nation's president. He is now in a position to end the war on very favourable terms for his side. [[spoiler:Patrick Zala, also from ''GundamSEED'']]

[[AC:@/ABLb0y]]
* She just didn't want to be a loser anymore [[spoiler: [[Film/BattleRoyale Mitsuko Souma]]]]
* Just wants people to love her [[spoiler: [[VideoGame/MassEffect2 Morinth]]]]
* Wanted to make the world a nicer place to live in [[spoiler: Jigsaw from ''Saw'']]
* Just wanted to help an insecure young ballerina achieve her goal [[spoiler: Tomas from ''Black Swan'']]
[[AC:@/IHaveAHeadAche]]
* A man who for literally uncountable years has been struggling to end a cycle of defeat and suffering who has been recruiting from the greatest of bards, healers and academicians through promises of eternal life, and whenever he comes to the very completion of his plans to end this eternal torture, is forced into a pocket dimension to try again. Forever.[[spoiler: [[{{Satan}} The Dark One]] from Literature/TheWheelOfTime. (The Bard is Asmodean, the healer is Semirhage, and the academicians are Mesaana and Graendal.]]

[[AC:@/CrashMan]]
* A jaded teen who was born with powers that isolated him from other people when he tried to interact with them. He teamed up with a person and started a relationship with her only to be double-crossed. In pursuit, he hopes to gain vengeance and give justice to six other people who were also victims of her monstrous treachery (as well as stop anyone from dating her at all, for the sake of the universe, so that no more people suffer), albeit in differing ways. Some Chaotic Evil hipster and a terrible storywriter stand in all of their ways. Simply put, they all had some mental issue and really were just a support group that should have made use of the "group" part of their function, and maybe tried to emulate less of their CrapsackWorld. Erroneously labelled as a monster on the grounds of his goal of preserving those he loves so they don't die. [[spoiler: Gideon Gordon Graves of The League of Evil Exes, ''Scott Pilgrim vs. the World]]...(shudders)[[spoiler: I hate vs. the World outside of the League of Evil Exes. 'Nuff said.]]
* A man who loved his wife so much that he kept her alive in a water tank and tried to cure her ailment while coping with his own ailment in the process. [[spoiler: Mr. Freeze, the Batman series]].
* Rank 9 in his group. [[BrilliantButLazy While too relaxed for his own good, a treacherous member is confronted by him in the most peaceful and intellectual way possible]]. The traitor's friends make insulting remarks of his psychosocial condition, which provokes him to throttle the three before ultimately being defeated. [[spoiler: Demyx of Organization XIII, Kingdom Hearts series]]

[[AC:@/{{terlwyth}}]]
* A powerful king burns his rebellious, disrespectful son for insulting a trusted general who never did anything wrong in the first place. Rightfully deemed his brother a traitor after foiling a plan of one his trusted Admirals that would've allowed for peace, sent his senseful daughter after both of them and masterfully came up with a plan to establish complete harmony, with the bonus of power. [[spoiler: Fire Lord Ozai, ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'']].
* A perhaps disagreeable fellow with interesting tastes, who only wants to have fun. The mob will screw everyone over just for money and he only wants to see them get what they deserve. Everyone else is just self-righteous and they'll turn on each other at any minute, the "system" only perpetuates that, and one disfigured fellow ready to do anything for his girl proved that. His archnemesis just loves to ruin everything and certainly has no taste, he won't even do all that was necessary for his own beliefs. [[spoiler: SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, ''Film/TheDarkKnight'']].
* A dragon-turtle loves the princess of a neighboring kingdom, that plumber boy just doesn't get it. All his plans are just distractions to have the princess and some cake. What's wrong with that? [[spoiler: Bowser in most of the ''SuperMarioBros.'' series]].
* A cute but lively puppet only wants to have fun and the old world didn't allow for that, sadly, no one likes him. His own associates have no idea of fun and his underlings run away from him when they can. Owning a forest is useless without people to play with. That tree had some nerve reminding him of his dilemma and that little green kid dared mock him. That metal monkey was horribly mean, tasteless, and boring. Why does everyone hate him so much? [[spoiler: Puppetmon, ''Digimon Adventure'']].
** [[spoiler: TK is the little green kid, Cherrymon is the tree, [=MetalEtemon=] is the metal monkey]].

[[AC:Sableyed]]
* A white-clad, jovial man who attempts to stop a band of terrorists, only to be defeated trying to rescue his true love, by a monster assassin who has bathed in his comrade's blood. [[spoiler: Ladd Russo]].
* An attorney whose life was ruined by a corrupt politician who threw off his timing. [[spoiler: The Clock King]]
* A businessman who has to stop the demons he has unleashed, armed with his ability to plan for contingencies. [[spoiler: David Xanatos, ''Gargoyles'']].

[[AC:Mr.Zimpy]]
* He just wants to stop the threat of furries spreading their influence on an innocent world. So he enslaves other animals to help him destroy the furry menace, but he's just a well intentioned extremist at most. [[spoiler: Dr. Robotnik, in various ''Sonic The Hedgehog'' incarnations]].
* A man who stood idle while his people died off under intense living conditions, he asked for help but never received it, instead, he was forced to bow before the ruler of a spoiled, selfish, and egomaniacal race who continued to snub him and call him evil. When he could take it no longer, he was forced, as a last ditch effort, to allow someone else to gain access to the holy artifact that would save his people. Sure, he overthrew the race and enslaved the world, but they called him evil for doing such a selfless, pure, and morally good act. [[spoiler: Ganondorf, ''Legend of Zelda'']].
* He's considered a monster when all he does is conquer a rich, high powered, borguois kingdom, which is so lazy that it never bothers spending money on anything worthwhile. The "monster" is a articulate, philosophical, and moralistic leader who rules fairly over a poor, destroyed, and run down kingdom, but cares greatly for his people and his many children, as he has not run out on them or abandoned them. As for his people, he conquers the other kingdom to take the money they don't deserve and borrows the princess so she can be a surrogate mother to his children. [[spoiler: Bowser, ''Super Mario Bros.'']].
* He just wants his gold to be left alone from people who try to steal his money for no reason, plus, he is considered evil to his good counterpart, when his counterpart has murdered innocent people and destroyed ancient architecture for no reason. Plus, he has great teeth and is not fat, he's muscular, physically fit, and immortal.[[spoiler: Wario, ''Super Mario Bros.'']].
* He just wanted to spread his influence to the citizens of England. [[spoiler:Ratigan]].
* Standing up to the bullies by making their biggest fears come to life. [[spoiler:The Scarecrow, the ''Batman'' series]].

[[AC:Bulldozer Begins]]
* He has a bright vision of the future, and insists that he is at worst a WellIntentionedExtremist. After all, the nations he seeks to wipe out is petty and materialistic, and the governments have policies that [[AnatomicallyImpossibleSex fail]] [[RantInducingSlight sex ed forever]]. Besides, one of them is home to man who murdered his twin brother, a man who has posed the threat of nuclear holocaust to more than one continent. [[spoiler: Astrabolo, from ''StationeryVoyagers'']]
* This man has won followers all over the globe, and wants to rid the world of a sex-crazed abomination that his enemies created more than anything. [[spoiler: Duke Arfaas from the CiemWebcomicSeries]]
* Conceived when her mother was raped by a water demon, this girl was declared evil by an uncaring world from the moment she was born. Her mother knew that the only way to rid her of the water demon's influence was to exorcise it with water. But that mother was mistaken for an insane murderer. The daughter, still cursed and still treated by everyone as evil, was then moved into a family that [[FreudianExcuse abused and neglected her]], and was then left to starve and freeze to death in a wet place that wasn't quite deep enough to drown her. Even from beyond the grave, all she wants is a loving home and for the world to pay attention to her. [[EnemyToAllLivingThings Even animals mistreat her]]. [[spoiler: Samara from ''TheRing''.]]

[[AC:Ettina]]
* He/She was wronged and ended up dying, and now wants to punish people who do similar things to others. [[spoiler:Most ghosts in ''Supernatural'']]
* He/She was trapped in an alternate dimension and tortured, then forced to torture others, and has finally managed to get free. [[spoiler:The demons in ''Supernatural'']]

[[AC:@/{{Belfagor}}]]
* A brilliant scientist and surgeon who worked to create a world of perfection and equality, only to be exiled by opportunist reactionaries and betrayed by the love of his life. After spending nine millennia sealed in a forsaken dimension, he carried out his more than just revenge, trying at the same time to improve the planet that saw him as a monster. Even this time, he was stopped by a selfish, arrogant eugenicist and its ragtag crew. [[spoiler: Yawgmoth from ''MagicTheGathering''.]]
* He's trying to create the perfect system. Wouldn't you like to have him as your antivirus? [[spoiler: Clu from ''Film/TronLegacy''.]]
* An affable, family-values man who cared a lot about order and cleanliness and wanted to create a safer city for his daughter figure. Also, he disliked foul language. [[spoiler: Mayor Richard Wilkins III from ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''.]]

[[AC:@/TromboneChild]]
* He just wants to be special. Who doesn't? [[spoiler:Sylar from ''Heroes'']]
* He and his best friend have a moral disagreement. Therefore, every few decades, he decides to create an event so massive that his buddy just can't ignore it. He just wants his best friend back. [[FoeYay And everyone knows they're secretly in love, anyway.]] [[spoiler:The Master from ''Doctor Who'']]
* She's just a misunderstood teenager with a mother who hated her, trying to do her best to help her country. [[spoiler:Azula from ''Avatar: the Last Airbender'']].

[[AC:@/josh6243]]
* They're only doing their job protecting the galaxy. Why did Earth try and cause some of them to defect to their side? [[spoiler:The Inspectors/Zuvorg Alliance from ''Super Robot Wars'']]

[[AC:Phoenix Trooper]]
* A highly-evolved and poetic being seeking to unite all sentient life in harmony and equality, regardless of species or standards of beauty. Worked to prevent the potential obliteration of all intelligent life in the galaxy. [[spoiler:Gravemind from ''Halo'']].

[[AC:Frisko]]
* She tried to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong, and although she ultimately failed to do so, her actions lead to TheDragon doing a HeelFaceTurn, which, in turn, lead to an ArtifactOfDoom (and associated guardians) doing a HeelFaceTurn, thereby saving Earth and potentially several other worlds from destruction. [[spoiler: Precia Testarossa, ''Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha'']].

[[AC:Xenus Oregard]]
* An orphan and a survivor of a brutal war, dedicated to sealing away nine evil demons, simply for the sake of bringing peace to the world. [[spoiler:Pain from ''Naruto'']]

[[AC:Sara]]
* A man who lost his mother and father at a young age, only cared about his half-brother, and didn't know true love until he met a certain young woman; he then went to incredible lengths to keep her by his side and protect her. [[spoiler:Alvis from ''Fire Emblem: Seisen no Keifu'']].
* A scholar who lost his wife to kidnappers during a war and tried desperately to bring her back, in the process sending his young son and daughter away to protect them. [[spoiler:Nergal from ''Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken']]

[[AC:Eaver]]
* Born bound to a small area, he worked his way up to founding a country which he calmly rules from a fancy throne. He works on a special project with his children whenever he can, which is often, as he is a stay-at-home dad and a devoted father. [[spoiler:Father from the ''Fullmetal Alchemist'' manga.]]

[[AC:@/AnsemPaul]]
* A cleric devoted to his god and his cause. Will give anything, even his own life, to win equality for his people. [[spoiler: Redcloak, ''Order Of The Stick'']]
* A man in black who respects his employees and works to protect the city from a callous God. [[spoiler:Kitanjia Megumi, ''The World Ends With You'']].
* A Holocaust surviour, who simply seeks to create a world where he and others like him will not be oppressed. [[spoiler: Magneto, ''X Men'']].

[[AC:Electrosa]]
* A creature that was shunned and feared, who only wanted a friend. He was killed by the resident "hero". So strong was his want for happiness that he came back from the dead and showed the whole galaxy what he was feeling, so that people would sympathise and love him. He searched for the only thing that could alleviate his sorrow, a magical crystal, and it was promptly taken away from him. The "hero" took the crystal from him and used it to kill him again. [[spoiler: Zero/Zero Two, ''Kirby'' series.]]

[[AC: Bradley]]
* The second youngest of nine children, who, through a cruel twist of fate, is separated from his siblings during their harrowing escape from their abusive father. He finds himself in a hostile, polluted land where he not only survives, not only thrives, but eventually becomes the ruler. When he is finally reunited with his long lost siblings, they greet him not with love, but suspicion and distrust. When he simply asks for his right to challenge his younger brother for the right to rule the empire that his other siblings created, he is crudely rebuffed and threatened with violence, leading to a horrible war. Right when it seemed as though he is about to triumph over his arrogant siblings, he is defeated due to an assassination team that slipped into his domain under the leadership of a religious fanatic that imprisoned him using BloodMagic. [[spoiler: The Dark God Fu Leng from ''Legend of the Five Rings'']]

[[AC: @/{{Renita}}]]
* A visionary leader and inspired philosopher, blessed by the spirit of the planet with immortality after his former kingdom fell as a result of human nature, given the task of leading the world back into it's former glory over the course of ten millenia. In the modern day, he is in charge of the largest corporation in the world, a front for his true cause that he is forced to hide behind from a world gone mad. Standing in his way is a fellow monarch whose kingdom was destroyed as a result of its ruler's actions and whose favoured means of dispatching threats is psychic lobotomies. [[spoiler: Dartz from ''Yu-Gi-Oh'']].

[[AC:Canonier]]
* A race of deathless guardians existing beyond time and space. They believe very firmly in the power of the community, and dedicate themselves to scientific research and making sure the laws of nature continue to function. They once sponsored a major effort to improve timekeeping. [[spoiler:The Auditors from ''Discworld'']].
* A man of science who only wants to grant the cute little critters who inhabit the neighboring area enough power to strike back against the killer robots who invaded the area and whoever sent them. Keep in mind that his plan harnesses only [[AllNaturalSnakeOil all-natural ingredients]]. [[spoiler:The Doctor from ''Cave Story'']]
* A boy who lost everything he held dear to the most terrible monster ever to exist. His stength and bravery helped save all of existence. His reward for this valiant deed was to be locked up with a megalomaniac who kept whispering lies and temptations into his ear. After he broke out with every intention of making the world a better place, most of his so-called heroes turned on him. Now he roams time and space, always looking for a way back home; a way back to his family, the girl he loved, and everything else he misses so. Though he's made some wrong decisions, deep in his heart, he just wants to be a hero. [[spoiler:''Superboy Prime'']].
* Through hard work and dedication, he became the best of the best. Still, he was told he could never be the Chosen One, and, thus, he was fated never to achieve his maximum potential. But he decided to ScrewDestiny and prove that the only choice that matters is one's own...before the supposed "hero" decided to kill him over a worthless scrap of paper. [[spoiler:Tai Lung from ''Kung Fu Panda'']].

[[AC:[[@/TheLaughingFan Fan]]]]
* He just want to get the love of his life to laugh. [[spoiler:The Joker from ''Batman'']]
* Because she is too afraid to reveal her true feelings, this is the only way she can spend time with her one true love. [[spoiler:Shego from ''Kim Possible'']]
* After saving the empire from a racist military dictatorship, he spends the rest of his life protecting the empire from an out of control uprising led by domestic terrorists. [[spoiler:King Galbatorix from ''The Inheritance Cycle'']]

[[AC:@/{{Dinru}}]]
* An angel who's simply taking care of his sister and trying to fulfill her final wishes by ending all discrimination. [[spoiler:Mithos Yggdrasil from ''Tales of Symphonia''.]]
* A beautiful Queen who governs several ''trillions'' of people effectively, while making sure they've all got a job in their only industry, which was once chaotic. [[spoiler:Queen Sadako from ''Yu+Me Dream'']]
* A group of Environmental Activist trying to take back what was once theirs, and at the same time attempting to save it from destruction at the hands of those who do have it. [[spoiler:The Aliens from ''Tokyo Mew Mew'']]
* A Father-Son team trying to bring peace to their waring societies. [[spoiler:Hawkfrost and Tigerstar from ''Warriors'']]

[[AC:@/{{Laota}}]]
* He was a good man, one who only wanted to love and serve his god, until he realized that god would never love him back, and lost touch with his emotions. But despite his own misery, he devoted the rest of his life to prolonging the lives of others, often delivering lost souls from the brink of death. His name is now legend, and the world will never be the same for his passing. [[spoiler:Davy Jones, from Pirates of the Caribbean.]] Wait...[[spoiler:would Sauron count as well?]]

[[AC: [[@/PMiller1 Paul Miller]]]]
* A discriminated beast who just wants to be with his one true love, but is constantly impeded by an unhinged killer with a predilection for hallucinogenic fungi. [[spoiler:Bowser from the ''Mario'' series.]]
* A kind and lazy fellow who's just doing his job, and just wants to hang out with his partner. [[spoiler:Koki Kariya.]]
** Actually, this is almost canon, for some value of "kind". [[spoiler: Kariya]] really is much nicer and fairer than most of his colleagues (not that that's saying much).
* A group of beings who just want to be complete and feel some real emotion again. [[spoiler:Organization XIII from ''Kingdom Hearts 2''.]]
** ...and one of them just wants his friend back. [[spoiler:Axel.]]
* An [[NighInvulnerable nigh unkillable]] witch, who [[GrammarNazi desires grammatical correctness,]] [[JustifyingEdit encourages the expression of one's side in healthy debate]], and [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife promotes the regular use of this very Wiki.]] [[spoiler:Gigatrope-tan; a.k.a. The Wiki Witch Of The Web. '''That's Right, I've made her White!''']]

[[AC:@/{{Grev}}]]
* He just wants his son to have everything he has. [[spoiler:Darth Vader from ''Star Wars'']]

[[AC:Insert Witty Name Here]]
* The military locked him up after discovering his political past. His attempt to escape earned him and all his friends a one-way ticket to an inhospitable wasteland. After his one true love succumbed there, he set out for vengeance, armed with a machine that creates life. [[spoiler:Khan from ''Star Trek''.]]
* She took over a chaotically-run institution, attempted to instill order, and fired individuals who performed incompetently. [[spoiler:Dolores Umbridge from ''Harry Potter''.]]
* After becoming a self-made millionaire, he married a widow with three children and used his wealth to change the face of his hometown. [[spoiler:Biff Tannen.]]

[[AC:Waltzy]]
* A count who constantly keeps the will of his people in mind while making decisions, made the taxes on fast-acting miracle medicine dirt-cheap, and sent his subordinates to beautiful forests to observe the wildlife. Also, he courteously refused taking a prince of an opposing country captive, and instead offered to take a shunned by society, terminally ill young girl into his castle to live the rest of her life in safety and comfort. [[spoiler:Count Waltz of ''Eternal Sonata''.]]

[[AC:@/{{Katsuhagi}}]]
* A misunderstood young hero who was experimented on, spent his entire life on the battlefield, and never knew his real mother. All he wanted was to restore the Earth to its proper form and do justice to his ancestors. [[spoiler:Sephiroth from ''Final Fantasy VII'']].
** Or [[spoiler:Liquid Snake from ''Metal Gear Solid'']], perhaps?
* A misunderstood child of mixed race, he saw his mother sacrifice herself for him and grew into a proud leader of his race. His attempts to win the hand of a lovely young woman were thwarted by a jock from out of town, but his will was strong enough that he defied death itself. [[spoiler:Seymour from ''Final Fantasy X'']]

[[AC:@/DrakeDarkHunter]]
* The chosen hero of his people journeys to a foreign world to gain the energy he needs to save his dying homeworld. He is blessed by his gods and devises a plan to save his world without harming the other. [[spoiler:Dhaos from ''Tales Of Phantasia'']].

[[AC:@/KingSonnDeeDoo]]
* A man who simply wants to advance and unite the world under his rule. He is also trying his best to stop FantasticRacism, by making two different things into one, and removing the boundaries between all. [[spoiler:Sousuke Aizen from ''Bleach'']].
* A family man, who did all he could in his power to keep his family and people safe. Rejected by the gods, he became one for his people, and locked them in the sky so that they'd be safe. [[spoiler:Feoltahnos from ''Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings'']]

[[AC:{{@/Jordan}}]]
* A figure with nearly divine powers which he has used to heal people and to reward one of his helpers with near immortality. He is a tough but fair parent who cares deeply about his children and wants to make the world more accommodating to them. [[spoiler:Father from ''Fullmetal Alchemist'']]

[[AC:@/SapphireFlame]]
* He just wants to stop a species of aliens from accidentally destroying the universe. [[spoiler:The Anti-Spiral Leader from ''Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann'']]
* A general that wants to overthrow an evil dictator and follow his dreams. [[spoiler:Kefka from ''Final Fantasy VI'']]

[[AC:Floria]]
* A beautiful young Action Girl who manages to maintain her sense of humor even in the face of overwhelming tragedy and enjoys giving hugs. [[spoiler: Laughing Octopus/Laughing Beauty from ''Metal Gear Solid 4'']]
* The champion of beauty, pleasure, and passion in a world dominated by grim, dictatorial militarism. [[spoiler: Slaanesh from ''Warhammer 40K'']].
* A clever, determined, and rather kinky EnsembleDarkHorse with a lot of style and a talent for multitasking, who gave up everything for the sake of the ideals of the man he loved and a free world. [[spoiler: Ocelot, ''Metal Gear saga'']]
* A devoted mother who just wanted justice for her disabled son. [[spoiler: Pamela Voorhees, from Film/FridayThe13th1980]]
* A brilliant, inner-directed GeniusBruiser who used his unique talents and vision to conspire against Nazi Germany from within. Unfortunately, his efforts to unlock his full potential put him on the wrong side of BeautyEqualsGoodness and made him an outcast from normal society. [[spoiler: The Red Skull, from CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger]]
* A strong woman who managed to build a successful career for herself under a highly patriarchal right-wing regime, and now wants to find a man who can keep up with her. [[spoiler: Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS]]
* A woman who's [[CuteMonsterGirl unconventionally beautiful]], [[DarkActionGirl badass]], and, after some consciousness raising, [[FullFrontalAssault comfortable in her own skin]]. She had always been different. After spending her childhood trying to hide, she finally chose to embrace her distinctiveness and fight for a world in which she wouldn't have to pass for normal - this alienated her from the only family she had. After she suffers a disabling injury while fighting for their shared cause, she's rejected by the man who introduced her to radical identity politics. [[spoiler: Mystique in the X-Men movies.]]

[[AC:CKY]]
* A creative, brilliant, charismatic young leader, rising up to save his fellow people from the domination of an opposing government which conquered the planet through civil war. [[spoiler: Megatron from ''Transformers'']].

[[AC:Fenrir]]
* A perfectly rational man who doesn't let emotions get in the way of getting his job done and understands it's not his or anyone else's place to deem if he crossed a line or not; it's history's and history's alone. [[spoiler: Cancer Deathmask from ''Saint Seiya'']]
* Granted, he's a BloodKnight and has very high expectations for his teammates in fights, but he also adheres to those same rules himself and punishes himself accordingly when he loses too. He also helped make a JokeCharacter take many a [[TookALevelInBadass level in badass]] and is set up for fighting one of the antagonists of the current story arc. [[spoiler: Neptuneman from ''Kinnikuman Nisei'']]

[[AC:@/TheHeroHartmut]]
* A frail man of indeterminate age who has quite possibly overseen millenia of mankind's endeavours, but, in spite of this, never lost touch with his inner child. He provided employment for many hundreds of people in his military, manufacturing, and scientific research divisions, showed rural communities the wonders of city life, and always strived to improve the aesthetic of nature. [[spoiler: Porky from ''Mother 3'']].
* A ManOfWealthAndTaste. Fired from his previous job just because he dared to dream of being in charge for once. Now holds the top position in his own industry, directly competing against his former employer for a higher traffic count. A highly misunderstood individual, who is unfairly prejudged and demonised for the necessary post he fills. [[spoiler: Satan]].

[[AC: Peteman]]
* Charged with defending time from an arrogant man trying to impose his vision of how things should be on reality, in spite of the fact that what happened was his fault to begin with. [[spoiler: The Dahaka from ''Prince Of Persia''.]]
* They are simply trying to achieve perfection. [[spoiler: The Borg from ''Star Trek''.]]
* They seek to put an end to suffering in a universe that would either dissolve it into chaotic winds, have it ruled by tyrannical, superpowered overlords, or distant, useless gods with corrupt and dangerous viceroys. [[spoiler: The Neverborn from ''Exalted'']]
* Tried to get recognition after his partner stole all the credit, and convinced an oppressed minority to rebel against unjust laws. [[spoiler: Dr. Wily, ''Megaman''s ''1'' and ''9'']].
* Sought to reform a corrupt and inefficient bureaucracy, deal with a growing enemy threat, and may have done everything to protect the galaxy from an even greater threat. [[spoiler: Emperor Palpatine from ''Star Wars'']]

[[AC: Some Guy]]
* The leader of a tribe of nomads living in a desolate, inhospitable land, he made an alliance with a more fertile kingdom to the east in hopes of providing for his people, but found that the king cared little for his allies (this king would later ignore the starvation of his allies in the mountains). This left him with no choice but to take the land by force, and when he had power over it, he not only provided for his own people but even went so far as to reward an exploited worker on a nearby farm. [[spoiler: Ganondorf from the ''Legend Of Zelda'' series]]

[[AC: @/{{TMOH}}]]
* He'll do whatever it takes to ensure that his ancestor gets the respect he deserves. [[spoiler:Sheridan Shakespeare from the Finnegan Zwake novel, ''The Ruby Raven'']].
* He wants to stop the upheaval of his people's entire civilization and hold onto modern technology, but gets betrayed by his sidekick and killed by the heroes for his efforts. [[spoiler:Jenner from ''The Secret Of [=NIMH=]'']]
* He is portrayed as a demon for devoting his life to bringing a well-known but unidentified criminal to justice. [[spoiler:Chillingsworth from ''The Scarlet Letter'']]
* They just want to make the universe a more rational place. [[spoiler:The Auditors of Reality from ''Discworld'']]
* He starts out being pursued by the police for crimes he swears he hasn't committed, but proves that he can be a productive member of society after traveling to a city with a more sympathetic government. [[spoiler:Carcer from ''Discworld'']]
* When his country's new, young ruler--educated abroad and not well-versed in his own nation's customs--tries to institute radical reforms without consulting his advisors, this man tries to use his own political power to keep his homeland stable and free from foreign influence. [[spoiler:Dios from ''Discworld'']]

[[AC: Zeppelin]]
* A just and righteous man who makes it his sworn duty to uphold the law and stop evildoers at any cost. [[spoiler:Javert from ''Les Miserables'']].

[[AC: Grahf]]
* A determined and focused individual who lost his love so tragically that he devotes his life as a testament to how corrupt and horrible the world is to not only let it happen once, but over and over again. He uses all his skill and power in an attempt to break the bitter cycle of despair and death that has gripped the world for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. [[spoiler: Grahf from ''Xenogears''.]]
* A brilliant young scholar who only wants to bring about a world where peace and justice rule. Thanks to a massive stroke of luck, he can do it singlehandedly, but not without great effort. But he is pursued and ostracized for his valiant struggle. [[spoiler: Light Yagami from ''Death Note''.]]\\
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Given the BlackAndGrayMorality of the series, I also present you with the child-like genius struggling with social ineptitude as he attempts to bring down a vindictive mass-murderer, [[TheInsomniac losing a great deal of sleep in the process]]. [[spoiler:L, of course.]]\\
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And: A rational, socially alienated prodigy who will not give up restoring justice in an Orwellian society where the death penalty has become a default form of justice. [[spoiler: The oft-hated Near.]]
* A noble warrior who, upon witnessing the death of his mother, vows to use power so that he can never fail to protect that which is important to him ever again. [[spoiler: Vergil from ''Devil May Cry''.]]
** Ironically, this has become canon as of UltimateMarvelVsCapcom3
* A girl with revolutionary ideas who only asked for one small concession that could lead to the betterment of the entire ''universe'', she is also a stalwart protector of her best friend's dream. [[spoiler: Ryoko Asakura from ''Suzumiya Haruhi'' series.]]

[[AC: @/BassBlues]]
* A guardian who, after being abandoned by his parents, made a vow to protect everybody from going through what he had to suffer. [[spoiler:Rey from ''Mega Man Starforce'']].

[[AC:@/SpiriTsunami]]
* A man who just wants to enjoy the inherent unpredictability of life and encourages others to lighten up. [[spoiler: The Joker from ''Batman'']]
* An old man feels responsible for orphaning his best friend and is trying to undo the past. [[spoiler:Mask of Ice from ''Pokémon Special'']], also known as [[spoiler:Pryce]]. (Yes, there is a spoiler ''within'' the answer, as the person in question has a SecretIdentity. The first spoiler is the "villain's" alias.)
* A genius who escaped from an insidious corporation that strips people of their free will and turns them into programmable puppets returns to try to rescue the woman he loves from same corporation. [[spoiler:Alpha from ''Dollhouse''.]]
* An old sorcerer tries to undo the effects of an ancient war that drove a sentient race into hiding in another world. [[spoiler: Nergal from ''Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade'']]
* A prince researches a powerful ancient magic in the hopes of being able to learn of natural disasters before they happen so that he can limit the damage to his people. [[spoiler:Lyon from ''Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones'']]
* A goddess of order wishes to end the constant wars between the major races of the world she watches over, as well as the racism that led to those wars. [[spoiler:Ashera from ''Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn'']]
* An old sage seeks to destroy the four sociopaths that ruined his childhood by repeatedly destroying everyone he cared about, heaping loads of emotional trauma upon his delicate young psyche. [[spoiler:Sarda from ''8-Bit Theater''.]]

[[AC:@/MasterHand]]
* A man who lost his mother at a young age to a murderous cult and infiltrates them so he can put an end to their evil deeds and finally overcome his grief. [[spoiler:Mathieu Bellamont from ''The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion''.]]
* A pious leader of a young religion who seeks to bring the reverence of his patron god back to the land that shunned his old family traditions. [[spoiler:Mankar Camoran, also from ''Oblivion''.]]
* This healer could have saved his failing homeland from its downfall with his superior developments in technology, had he not been exiled to a nightmare realm by fearful Luddites. Upon finally being able to try and take back the world after thousands of years, he was killed by a homicidal eugenicist responsible for destroying most of an entire continent and creating an ice age. [[spoiler:Yawgmoth from ''Magic: The Gathering''.]]

[[AC:@/AirshipCanon]]
* A man who wishes [[TheAtoner to purge the sins of a few superpowerful organizations]] and open the path for human expansion. [[spoiler: Maximillian "Otsdarva" Thermidor from ''Armored Core for Answer'']]
* Four Angels who have watched over humanity for ages, protecting us from harm, and only wish to prevent the destruction of our protection. [[spoiler: The Peacemakers in ''Scrapped Princess''.]]
* A man who wishes to avenge his best friend's death, while stopping a god-like being from destroying all of humankind. [[spoiler: Richter Abend from ''Tales Of Symphonia Dawn of the New World''.]]

[[AC: @/{{Ingonyama}}]]
* A fundamentally decent man abused from childhood for being born different, who found power in that difference and set out to stamp out bigotry and make the world a better place at any cost, even though his wife, children, and even his best friend in the world never understood his dream. [[spoiler: Magneto from X-Men.]]
* A lonely woman set against a cruel, prejudicial world, who's been betrayed by everyone she ever trusted, and is constantly hunted by a man she once loved, another man she once saw as a friend, and an entire ''family'' who've based their vendetta on a MinorInjuryOverreaction. [[spoiler: Demona from ''Gargoyles''.]]
* A man who, not wanting to die, took what he saw as [[NiceJobBreakingItHerod reasonable precautions against the prophecy of his death]], and lost his power, his followers, and most of his reputation as a result. [[spoiler: Voldemort from ''Harry Potter''.]]

[[AC: @/{{emmaliza}}]]
* A former ruler who was betrayed and cast onto a plane, and into a body, she didn't belong in, something that caused her painful insanity every day for (apparently) ''twenty-five years''. She desperately wanted to go home. She kept herself together all that time, never giving up hope, and was murdered in her most helpless state immediately before she could go home like she wanted. [[spoiler: Glory from ''Buffy The Vampire Slayer'']].

[[AC: @/GentlemensDame883]]
* They wanted to make Japan a world-respected superpower, but found themselves opposed by the bloodthirsty and obsessive teenagers they had tried to rehabilitate. Given that said teenagers would not even spare a young and much-beloved chorister, though, was their fate surprising in the least? [[spoiler: The First District, ''[=Mai-HiME=]'']]
* He dared to offer vegetables in a world where livestock was favoured, and his protests against the authority were just a little too vehement. [[spoiler: Cain from The Bible]].
* An elite group tasked with fighting an immoral, ruthless threat. Their enemy is so insidious that it takes a multitude of forms, including close allies. Said enemy is also utterly convinced of its own innocence. The problem is such that they must do what is lamentable and unpalatable but necessary. [[spoiler: Blackwatch, ''Prototype'']]
* A servant of the government who finds himself troubled by a mass-murdering elder brother, an insubordinate underling, and a {{Ninja}}. After a near-death incident, he finds himself tasked with stopping the would-be avatar of a world-threatening menace. [[spoiler: Jin Kisaragi, ''Blaz Blue'']].
* A scientist whose quest for knowledge graces him with the flexibility of mind and body and an unorthodox diet. [[spoiler: Arakune, ''Blaz Blue'']].
* A veteran of WorldWarII who takes up his older brother's sword and fights his family's myriad enemies. [[spoiler: Michael Corleone, ''The Godfather'']]
* A bold young man who fights back after his father is nearly assassinated and gets brutally killed. [[spoiler: Sonny Corleone, ''The Godfather'']]
* Representatives of Earth who wish to take rebels back under their wing and wipe out evil aliens. [[spoiler: The United Earth Dominion, ''Starcraft'']].
* One of six heroes who defeated a world-threatening monster, he once helped a child stand up for himself in the face of a neglectful older brother. Today, he fights an abusive vampiress and trains a young woman to fight an otherworldly threat. [[spoiler: Terumi, ''Blaz Blue'']]

[[AC: @/{{Plactus}}]]
* Founded to worship the godlike beings who saved their kingdom from invaders who destroyed the two other nearby human kingdoms, they provided much-needed leadership in the wake of the deaths and/or disappearances of the known royals during the invasion. They also joined their gods in the crusade to stop those destined to open a gateway to hell. [[spoiler: The White Mantle from ''Guild Wars'']]

[[AC:@/CidPollendina]]
* A being who travels the world, helping governments and locals in need, this man has dedicated his days solely to making his family happy and bringing a new era of progression to the world. Incompetent workers make his work stressful, and a Pagan Goddess and her deranged eco-terrorists make his life hell. [[spoiler:Hoggish Greedly from ''Captain Planet'']]
* A loving, caring father and a great leader, who had managed to make his kingdom grow in a hostile land, constantly has to face two genocidal bullies and their associates who confront him violently when he simply attempts to bring the one he loves most to his home. [[spoiler:Bowser Koopa from ''Mario'']]

[[AC:@/{{Reflextion}}]]
* A diplomat who has dedicated himself to ensuring that humanity has a place in intergalactic society, and that, that place isn't endangered by the reckless actions of a commander who has little regard for the political fallout of his actions. [[spoiler:Ambassador Udina from ''Mass Effect'']].

[[AC:@/{{Umbee}}]]
* Their goal is to provide more habitats for the region's wildlife. [[spoiler:Teams Aqua and Magma from ''Pokémon Ruby / Sapphire / Emerald'']]
* After losing a family member to a tragic disease, he made it his goal to find the cure. To achieve this, he hires researchers who show a profound level of intelligence and unorthodox thinking. [[spoiler:"Shouty Guy" from ''Mondo Medicals'']]
* The head of an oil company who has decided to find a more reliable fuel source. He is especially interested in harnessing the power of certain minerals. [[spoiler:Blake Hall from ''Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia'']]
* In her youth, she was a victim of FantasticRacism. She began working to gain better treatment for her race, and even rescued another of her kind from cruel experimentation. Was eventually imprisoned for her efforts. [[spoiler:Mir from ''Ar Tonelico: Melody of Elemia'']]

[[AC:@/{{Comonad}}]]
* This far-seeing teacher takes a young man of prophecy as his apprentice, in hopes that, some day, the two can stop the cult that destroyed his hometown from causing the destruction of the entire world. [[spoiler: Master Van from ''Tales Of The Abyss'']].

[[AC:Egsan Bacon]]
* A young man who must take over his father's business after the latter is killed by a murderous psychopath. Opposing him is a ragtag group who think nothing of using terrorism to achieve their goals. Eventually, one of his most trusted and scrupulous employees joins them. He maintains his composure, even when faced with certain death. [[spoiler: Rufus Shinra, ''Final Fantasy VII'']].

[[AC:Jketchum31]]
* A loving family man with a lot of kids, all of whom live out of his vehicle. He just wants to make ends meet, but he's got to get to a good food source first! [[spoiler: Black Doom, ''Shadow the Hedgehog'']]
* A jovial inventor who just wants to build his amusement park, but is haunted by his family's tragic past. [[spoiler: Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik, ''Sonic the Hedgehog'']]

[[AC:@/FlametailVonKarma]]
* A strong leader who gave hundreds a newer, better way of life, and is only looking to improve it by seeking territory that can support them. [[spoiler: Scourge of ''Warrior Cats'']]
* A brave leader who wants to merge warring groups and 'purify' their ranks. [[spoiler: Tigerstar, also of ''Warrior Cats'']]
* A proud chief of police who believes that, if he is given control of things, the job will be done correctly every time. [[spoiler: Gant of ''Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney'']].

[[AC: @/PokeballCakeTriforce]]
* A mathematical genius who set out to eliminate necromancy. Pitted himself against an insane god at the behest of an Angel. [[spoiler: Sho Minamoto, ''The World Ends With You'']].
* An introvert with faith in the gods, who set out to create a new world. [[spoiler: Cyrus, ''Pokémon Diamond Pearl and Platinum Versions'']].
* A child at heart researcher who is devoted to testing revolutionary transportation technology. When offering a reward to her test suject, she was crudely lobotomized and (supposedly) murdered. [[spoiler: [=GLaDOS=] from ''Portal'']].

[[AC:Guest Of Dishonour]]
* Born the poor son of a drunk, he was latered abused and put through TrainingFromHell by his own merciless grandfather who later declared him a worthless failure, giving him a massive inferiority complex. Rejected by the girl he loved, he is later betrayed by his so-called 'best friend' he'd offered to protect, who happens to be a misogynist with a warped sense of justice. [[spoiler: Shinji Mato from ''Fate / Stay Night'']]
* A young, intelligent girl, who, after her world gets destroyed, sets out to make everything right again, even better than it was before, winning the blessings of a fallen king and the favour of the angels. Unfortunately, she is betrayed by her two best friends, one of which even sets out to kill her. Depending on how the story unfolds, [[spoiler: she'll die, but her dream becomes a reality, she'll just die before she can restore the world, or she'll be restored to life, along with her old world, by her friend]]. [[spoiler: Chiaki Hayasaka from ''Shin Megami Tensei: Lucifer's Call'']].
* Wants to create a world without {{Greed}}, despite his cowardice. [[spoiler: Crowley / Shadow Gem from ''Atelier Iris 3'']]

[[AC:@/PhoenixFire]]
* They're trying to return a little excitement and glamour to the lives of the people of a tiny mountain nation under the oppressive rule of a group of witches. [[spoiler:The elves in ''Discworld''.]]
* A brilliant, well-respected businessman who has revolutionized many industries, particularly with his research on {{Charles Atlas Superpower}}s, fights against a group of violent psychopaths in an attempt to bring an end to the constant, looming threat of nuclear war. [[spoiler:Ozymandias from ''Watchmen'']]
* She only wants to end the millenia-old war among TheFairFolk that has claimed uncounted lives since its beginning, but is eventually killed in an incredibly cruel manner just for trying to fulfill her dream. [[spoiler:Summer Lady Aurora from ''The Dresden Files'']]
* Her parents died in a tragic accident when she was a child, and she was sent to an orphanage where she was horribly abused. When she finally managed to contact the person her father had said to go to, she finally began to have a normal life, helping him with his research to cure a truly horrible disease. However, his attempts to gain funding to test his (completely correct) hypotheses were laughed off, and she spent the rest of her life trying to get the scientific community to take his work seriously and continue his research. [[spoiler:Takano Miyo from ''Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni'']].

[[AC:@/{{Uerian}}]]
* A genius and talented sculptor, he is looked down on by both his work associates and his rivals for being an introvert. He is an avid recycler, but his efforts are mocked by the protagonists, and undone in other cases. He uses dark arts that are considered illegal, but it is only to stop a malignant god from destroying the country he lives in, and he was taught how to do it by another holy being. He is callously betrayed by those who he works for, and sacrifices himself in a last-ditch effort to stop the god. Unusually, he is returned to life, and decides to keep at his efforts. He attacks the protagonists, being much more powerful than them, but changes his mind and spares them. Later, he makes amends with the person who understood him the least, right before he went off to try and stop the god one more time, at which point, he was mercilessly crushed by a car. Everyone's irrational hatred of him can be seen perfectly when he is viewed as a "smug, attention-seeking bastard" merely for being at the top of a tower. [[spoiler:Sho Minamimoto, from ''The World Ends With You''.]]

[[AC:Mr.Underhill]]
* A brilliant scientist who sought to study the [[TheCorruption corruption]] that had spread across his world in an attempt to find a treatment for it. After allowing himself to become a test subject, he leads a largely non-violent revolt against his world's obstructionist monarch, and rather than kill the leader outright, this man merely sends him into exile. Recently, he has started a group of fellow researchers to delve deeper into the mysteries of the world and find the cure for their current ailments. [[spoiler: Xehanort, aka Xemnas, from ''Kingdom Hearts'']].

[[AC: @/JRandomUser]]
* A group dedicated to keeping the world safe from a wide variety of horrific supernatural threats that assail it day to day--not the least a band of death cultists, sexual deviants, and pagans who casually rip reality to shreds. [[spoiler: The Technocracy, ''Mage The Ascension''.]]
* A ragtag but intensely loyal band of underdogs locked in an unending struggle against the ravenous blood gods destined to rise up and bring TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. [[spoiler: The Sabbat, ''Vampire: The Masquerade''.]]
* A man dedicates his life to taking over the family business, only to be murdered by his own brother. [[spoiler: Sarevok, ''Baldur's Gate''.]]
* He acted to end the bloodthirsty rampage of a highly unstable killer who murdered his own family. [[spoiler: Zeus, ''God Of War 2''.]]

[[AC: Meltemi]]
* An artifical creation designed to help save a dying world. He fought and killed his father, who was trying to destroy the world that he (the created life) had spent most of his life in, and also destroyed the invasion fleet of a ruthlessly expansionist queen by turning her own power against her, ending her ambitions and her life. His final act before dying was to save his brother and his brother's friends from the collapsing dungeon around them, though his brother went back in to try and rescue him. [[spoiler: Kuja, ''Final Fantasy IX'']]
* An angel of justice and the second-highest ranking angel in Heaven, he objects to his superior's ineffectual and underhanded efforts against their demonic adversaries after said superior sends a young trainee unsupported on a suicidal mission to assassinate their Overlord. He therefore intervenes in the human world to lead them in an attempt to destroy the demons of the Netherworld and eradicate their evil once and for all. [[spoiler: Vulcanis, ''Disgaea: Hour of Darkness'']]
* A hero and magician who once served a benevolent goddess. After her powers were permanently sealed away and she was reborn as a human infant, he sought to continue her previous role as humanity's caretaker and guardian himself. [[spoiler: Ghaleon, ''Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete''...but not in the game that it's a remake of]].
** A man who sought to revive the glory days of high magic by founding a new academy dedicated to educating the best and brightest, despite the fact that he himself would be unworthy of that honour in the final tally. He is also strongly in love with his counterpart, who was the leader of a similar, if older, magical academy. [[spoiler: Black Wizard Borgan, ''Lunar 2: Eternal Blue Complete'']].

[[AC: @/CrazedNinja]]
* A great king who took one of the few surviving members of a ninja clan in and raised her as his own daughter. He allows his people to live simple lives in which they never have to worry about anything, and his subjects obey his every command with enthusiasm. [[spoiler:Overlord Zenon, ''Disgaea 2'']]
* An experienced lawyer who will do anything it takes to make sure the guilty are brought to justice. He was even kind enough to take in the son of his fiercest enemy after he was orphaned. [[spoiler:Manfred von Karma, ''Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney'']]
* A gentleman who believes strongly in honor, and values the trust of his clients above all else. [[spoiler:Shelly de Killer, ''Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Justice For All'' (Does it count if he was already portrayed somewhat sympathetically in the series?)]]
* He is an ordinary man who wishes for nothing more than to live an ordinary life, but is prevented from doing so due to an unfortunate and bizarre fetish. [[spoiler:Yoshikage Kira, ''Jojo's Bizarre Adventure'']]
* A brilliant scientist who lost his wife to a terrible accident in the very lab he worked in. Despite the loss of his wife, he continued his research and developed revolutionary technology, just for the chance to be reunited with his love. [[spoiler:Gendo Ikari, ''Neon Genesis Evangelion'']]
* An angel who provided unconditional love to a depressed and confused child in his darkest hour, and sacrificed his life for the sake of humanity. [[spoiler:Kaworu Nagisa, ''Neon Genesis Evangelion'']]

[[AC: @/{{Lamoxlamae}}]]
* A highly civilized and orderly race that has eradicated all disease and war in it's homeworld. Now it's mission is to spread peace, order, and high technology to all intelligent races in the universe. [[spoiler: The Borg, ''Star Trek: The Next Generation'']].
* Once a dark god, this immortal awoke one day to realize that the easiest solution to ease the suffering of the mortals under the reigns of the gods would be to do combat with and then devour the other wicked gods in order to prevent them from ever returning to harm mortals. [[spoiler: Mirmoggin, ''Furcadia'']].
* A shy, gentle nerd in high-school was picked on and bullied for years by the popular, handsome jock. Now, fully grown and a wealthy genius, he wishes to finally be given some praise, love, and respect by others without being out-shined by his stupid, now ugly, and fat high school rival. [[spoiler: Doctor Nefarious, ''Ratchet and Clank'']].
* A lonely old man out of touch with modern times decides to take up real estate investment in foreign lands. Suddenly thrust into modern society, he adapts quickly and is considered charming and genteel. He even falls in love with a native woman and tries to offer her the same kind of life he himself enjoys. [[spoiler: Bram Stoker's ''Dracula'']].
* Considered an angel and the equivalent of the arch angel Michael, this imposing figure rains down much-needed justice and deserved punishments on the wicked with his sword. [[spoiler: Pyramid Head, ''Silent Hill'' series]].
* This angel emblazoned with the seal of the Metatron holds the holds the key to the cycle of rebirth and uses this power to protect and even resurrect the mother of god when needed. He can also open the door to new worlds at will. [[spoiler: Valtiel, ''Silent Hill 3'']].

[[AC:@/{{Skazka}}]]
* A victim of ParentalAbandonment who is punished for living life on his own terms and leaving his former home to explore the outside world. Just wants to enjoy himself and make use of his unique abilities, which regrettably makes him unable to integrate well into human society. [[spoiler:The Corinthian from ''Sandman''.]]
* A handsome, charming professional man who changes the life of a beautiful but lonely office worker forever after a chance meeting at an airport bar. [[spoiler: Jackson Rippner from ''Red Eye''.]]
* An ardent admirer of female beauty who likes to always look his best. Never sleeps alone. [[spoiler: Pavi Largo from ''Repo! The Genetic Opera'']]
* A stern but loving father to his men who has managed to create the sole island of order in a post-apocalyptic world, and would fight to the death to protect the soldiers in his care, despite their rough edges and ingratitude. [[spoiler: Major Henry West from ''28 Days Later''.]]
* A mentally ill man who only ever wanted love and approval from his father. Tells stories to children; loves his sister dearly. [[spoiler:Commodus from ''Gladiator''.]]
* As punishment for being a "naughty" woman, and impris[[spoiler: m]]ing a ruler no one really seems to want back, she is forced to be defeated by wave after wave of would-be heroes. She never did anything to them. [[spoiler: The Naughty Sorceress from ''Kingdom Of Loathing''.]]
* Grieving for his wife and his unborn child, he sets off on a crusade to punish the man responsible for their death. [[spoiler: Nero from ''Star Trek XI'', naturally.]]
* Discovered the cure for a supposedly incurable disease before his thirtieth birthday. Always curious and probing in pursuit of scientific knowledge. Doesn't care about personal injury as long as the woman he loves is safe. Started over again after an unbelievable tragedy with his [[NecroMantic beloved young wife]] and pet German Shepherd, Frankie. [[spoiler: Faust VIII from ''Shaman King''.]]

[[AC:Puragus]]
* A deeply religious woman who just wants everyone to be liberated and enjoy life. [[spoiler: Maryann from ''True Blood''.]]
* Despite extremely traumatic experiences early in his life, running away from home and being raped when he was thirteen, he went on to have many adventures and works hard to make the world a better place. He liberated a lonely housewife from years of neglect, and is hated for it by her mass murderer of a son. A revolutionary, he helped bring down a corrupt regime controlled by trained killers. After earth was devastated by a plague, he helped organize the survivors and transformed Las Vegas into an orderly civilization, giving a second chance to society's outcasts in the process. [[spoiler: Randall Flagg of many Stephen King stories, including ''The Stand'' and ''The Dark Tower'', respectively.]]

[[AC:Tomtitan]]
* A race who wishes to make the universe perfect, they were created by an evil, evil man who did horrible things to them and their plans are constantly stopped by an annoying man who has a habit of changing his appearance. This man's girlfriend has gone as far as killing their god. [[spoiler:The Daleks from ''Doctor Who''.]]
* A man who wants to fulfill the dreams of his father and his father's father: to share his nation's greatness with the rest of the world. His wife mysteriously vanished and his own brother and son betrayed him. [[spoiler:Fire Lord Ozai from ''Avatar: The Last Airbender''.]]
* Horribly disfigured by a person he considered his best friend. [[spoiler:Vlad Masters from ''Danny Phantom''.]]
* Horribly disfigured by a person he considered his best friend, he was forced to drop out of college and give up his dreams. He tries endlessly to help the world by putting himself in charge, and every time he succeeds, he makes the world a better place in many ways. Constantly stopped by said old friend who calls him an egomaniac, despite calling himself fantastic all the time. To his extreme annoyance, once thwarted by a little girl. [[spoiler:Doctor Doom from ''Fantastic Four''.]]
* Born in a galaxy ruled by a corrupt, failing government, who enforces its law with an order of powerful warriors, this genius decided to take down the government and replace it with a better system, whilst destroying the order of warriors to ensure that they can never threaten the galaxy again. He succeeds and creates a new age for his galaxy. [[spoiler:Emperor Palaptine from ''Star Wars'', of course.]]
** Also, he foresaw an intergalactic invasion and wanted to prepare the galaxy for it. [[spoiler: Though that may or may not be actual canon, depending on the book.]]
* All he wants to do is get accepted into the top organisation of villains and win over the love of his life, but he has to contend with an obnoxious jerk calling himself a hero. [[spoiler:Doctor Horrible from ''Doctor Horrible's Sing-Along Blog''. Oh, wait...]]
* For years and years, they tried to capture a rodent, yet one small boy and his friends constantly stop them in highly abusive ways, which usually involve lauching them into the sky. They struggle to make ends meet, their employer has forgotten they even exist, and the only thing that motivates them to keep going is the desire to capture this rodent. They've even helped this small boy save the world on a couple of occasions. [[spoiler:Team Rocket from the ''Pokémon'' anime.]]
* One of the most misunderstood characters of all time. Though it may seem he is incessantly trying to eat the hero, the reality of the situation is that he is lonely and only wants a friend. Perhaps this misunderstanding stems from the fact that he is often depicted carrying a knife and fork, while salivating, but this is just his way of trying to communicate he wants to invite the hero over for dinner. If he is guilty of anything, it is his social ineptitude at communicating how he truly feels. [[spoiler:Wile E. Coyote from ''Looney Tunes''.]]

[[AC: @/{{Joysweeper}}]]
* An entire species of geneticists from outside of the galaxy travel into it, looking for their lost homeworld. Everyone they meet uses heretical technology. They reshape the worlds they claim to make them more like their homeworld. When they find their homeworld, she turns out to be sentient, reveals that she stripped away their connection to the force that binds the universe together, and scolds them harshly. [[spoiler: The Yuuzhan Vong, from ''Star Wars, the Expanded Universe''.]]
* Cast down from their place in the galaxy by a man with insanely convoluted plots, with their armada largely demolished, a race of nomads spends fifty years keeping a low profile before they see a chance to reclaim what they had lost. [[spoiler: The Vagaari.]]
* The head of his government openly announces his plan to surrender [[VestigialEmpire what's left of it]] to their greatest enemy. A patriotic politician forms an alliance with a veteran soldier and a very good character actor to make it seem like the galaxy's greatest tactical and strategic genius has [[BackFromTheDead returned from the dead]] in an attempt to bring the government back from the brink. [[spoiler: Disra, Tierce, and Flim, from ''Star Wars, the Expanded Universe''.]]
* The galaxy's greatest tactical and strategic genius returns from a long exile to find that the government he served has been overthrown by revolutionaries who idolize the corrupt bureaucracy that came before the Empire. Despite the handicaps of being nonhuman and thus automatically distrusted, he takes command of what's left and starts winning territory back. His men have an unbelievable loyalty to him, and he's [[ALighterShadeOfGrey less harsh and overbearing]] than his predecessors. [[spoiler: Grand Admiral Thrawn, from ''Star Wars, the Expanded Universe''.]]
* An old man cloned from a Jedi and heir to the Jedi's memories, personality, and powers is content to guide the people on his rustic planet until the galaxy's greatest tactical and strategic genius arrives. The strategist tells him that he could gift many more people with his wisdom and offers an alliance, but the old man is unconvinced until the strategist mentions that he can get the old man Jedi to train: the one thing he wants most. They work together, but the strategist never seems to bring him those Jedi, and when the old man tries himself, the young Jedi he talks to calls him crazy and leaves. The strategist also tells the old man that this isn't the old man's Empire, and eventually, the old man is sent home, where he waits in the hope that Jedi will come. [[spoiler: Joruus C'baoth, from ''Star Wars, the Expanded Universe''.]]

[[AC: @/{{Arutema}}]]
* All she wants is to be reunited with her brother. [[spoiler: v-13 from [=BlazBlue=].]]

[[AC: @/FalconPain]]
* An attractive, highly intelligent man who served his people and deity loyally. When his beloved succumbed to illness, he and his closest ally discovered and enacted the means to prevent him from suffering the same fate, ensuring him a long and fulfilling life. He eventually became a great leader and found himself a second betrothed who would bear his child, one of the strongest forces for good in existence. But she was murdered, so he set a plan in effect to properly punish the people responsible for the crime. He continues to return sporadically, especially in times when evil is at its worst, to fight against those who permit such evil to thrive. [[spoiler: Dracula from ''Castlevania''.]]
* A powerful being who is notable for his imposing physical presence, more intelligence than his outward appearance suggests, and skill in a wide variety of combat methods that include his natural abilities, weaponry, and sorcery. His goal is to kill or otherwise dethrone a noted and almost universally despised evil king who seeks to destroy the world's entire population. His first attempt involved gaining the leadership of his enemy's army and using it against him and his surviving heirs. His next notable attempt involved teaming up with a powerful ally to allow him to travel back in time and eliminate the king before he could ever come into power, thus undoing a long life of evil deeds and gaining the throne with a minimum of bloodshed. He is most commonly remembered for an occasion when he was trapped in an out-of-the-way room of his enemy's fortress from which he could not escape. Even then, he didn't actually do anything before he was attacked and killed by his enemy's only son in an act that served no actual purpose aside from giving the son the power to subject others to a slow death with his mere physical presence. And worst of all, everyone would rather have the evil king in power than him, for no adequately explained reason. [[spoiler: Galamoth, also from ''Castlevania''.]]

[[AC: @/{{Petranca}}]]
* A high school principal who enhances student performance, takes special interest in those students who are homeless or neglected, and makes sure every student has lunch. In the end, a robot from AD 5000 blows him up. [[spoiler: Mr. Finch from the ''Doctor Who'' story 'School Reunion'.]]
* A brilliant, crippled scientist who wanted to end the war that had ravaged his homeworld for centures. Also far more open to new theories than his colleagues. Also has alleviated a famine. [[spoiler: Davros, from ''Doctor Who''.]]
* A brilliant scientist who is trapped in the past, and his time machine has been stolen. His closest friend is a master illusionist, and his sidekick is a children's toy. Oh, and he's also ailing. [[spoiler:Magnus Greel from ''Talons of Weng-Chiang'']]
* He just wants to play games with passersby. [[spoiler:The Celestial Toymaker]]
* He wants to give everybody in the multiverse perfection. He is also obsessed with germs. In the end, he is burned alive by an enemy technician. [[spoiler:The Yarrow from ''Protectors of the Plot Continuum'']]
* The head of the heroes' organization, he was expelled when they learned of his origin. [[spoiler:The Mysterious Somebody]]
* A promising student when his civilization fell, he busts his ass to rebuild it, only to have his son incarcerate him. [[spoiler:Gehn from the ''Myst'' series]]
* When two of his former students plundered his land and tried to destroy it, he interceded with them -- and got cut off from his home for his pains. [[spoiler:Saavedro]]
* He set up a system that prospered his people for millennia. [[spoiler:The Nameless King of Terahnee]]
* A former slave, he really wants his masters to know the MoralEventHorizon-grade wrong they have done their slaves. [[spoiler:Ymur]]
* A master sculptor and a brilliant electrical engineer, he blundered into a trap his father had set. His father never sprang him. [[spoiler:Sirrus]]
* They allow people to have summer fun in a different season. They also grant one's fondest wish. [[spoiler:J. C. Cooger and G. M. Dark]]

[[AC: @/{{Luminous}}]]
* A wizard who takes time to take care of war orphans and, in many cases, sends them to school. He attempted to peacefully resolve a conflict by offering the opposing party a way out, remaining calm when the opposition's leader lost his cool. He even went so far as to offer another option to the opposition in an attempt to avoid conflict. [[spoiler: Fate Averruncus from ''Mahou Sensei Negima'']].

[[AC: bobdrantz]]
* A brilliant scientist from another world who simply wanted to enjoy the pleasures of Earth and its inhabitants. Dedicated much of his life to creating the "perfect man" while at the same time sharing his own "love" with others. While short-tempered, the worst he did was put a man out of his misery. He was kind enough to invite his guests to have dinner (even if his choice of food was questionable due to his alien mannerisms), as well as allow them to participate in a sort of stage performance. Unfortunately, his life took a tragic end when his co-workers murdered him out of pure spite. [[spoiler: Dr. Frank N Furter from the ''Rocky Horror Picture Show'']].

[[AC: Fuzzy Alien]]
* An independent thinker who once worked on a creative project in collaboration with several members of his family. At one point, he added a unique and original contribution to this project and presented it to his colleagues/family members. They proceeded to disown him and violently drive him out of their family home simply because they disliked his idea. Not discouraged, he continued to work independently, developing his own idea and expanding its scope, but his family members continue to interfere with his work whenever they can. [[spoiler: The Lone Power, ''Young Wizards'']]
* An elderly scientist who conducts research to create a medicine that dramatically improves the long-term health of whoever takes it. His personal goals include reconnecting with some old friends he used to drink with a long time ago and expanding his knowledge of the world. He likes to pat people on the head. He has fathered many children, but all of them have eventually rejected him. [[color:white:Szilard Quates, ''Baccano!'']]

[[AC: @/GreatPikminFan]]
* He just wants a town to be clean and hazard-free! [[spoiler:Russ, ''The Simpsons Movie'']]
* It's okay, he won't hurt you unless you touch him. Even then, you still don't get hurt. You just get sent away. [[spoiler:Uboa, ''Yume Nikki''.]]

[[AC: Tony Branston]]
* An extremely sucessful eco-conscious businessman who has backed a variety of major scientific breakthroughs. He regards even his worst foes as friends, showering them with gifts. [[spoiler: Goldman, from ''The House of the Dead 2'']]. He also perserveres to overcome a speech impediment. [[spoiler: See the improved voice acting in ''[=HOTD4=]'']].
* A Hispanic woman from a disadvantaged background who worked to overcome cultural and gender sterotypes and gave the US east coast a brief reprive from the wrath of a mass murdurer. [[spoiler: Catalina, from ''Grand Theft Auto III'' and ''San Andreas'']].
* A 'commoner' who overcame his society's barriers to success and helped destroy a notorious, totalitarian, antisemitic European government. Also opposed war and was one of the most sucessful faith healers in history. [[spoiler: Grigory Rasputin]]

[[AC: Rushi]]
* A tired old man, who goes back into his past to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong, and even though he is met with both abuse and scorn from his younger self, he never fails to be polite. [[spoiler: The Valeyard, ''Doctor Who''.]]
* An ambitious and stylish young woman who, despite her profession and bad temper, has a good heart and cares deeply about her partner and friend. She has a very interesting set of morals. [[spoiler: Yashiro Uzuki, ''The World Ends With You''.]].
* A diligent and hardworking man, who has a love of food and attempts to put influences of that in his work. Is honourable and, unlike certain others in his organisation, is direct about his motives and expectations. [[spoiler: Yodai Higashizawa, ''The World Ends With You''.]]
* A strange young man who, after being abandoned by his own brother and left to the mercy of 'the most horrible creatures you can imagine', seeks his revenge. [[spoiler: Gray, ''Torchwood'']]
* A young woman seeking love in all of the wrong places. [[spoiler: Mitsuko Souma, ''Battle Royale''.]]
* A mysterious woman, brutally murdered before her motives are ever made clear. [[spoiler: Ultimecia, ''Final Fantasy VIII''.]]
** This troper thought you were talking about [[spoiler:The Wicked Witch of the West from ''The Wizard of Oz'']].

[[AC: Praetyre]]
* A man who is concerned about the rise in the price of oil plays a major role in setting in motion a plan to ensure affordable oil for American citizens while killing murderous international terrorists and securing peace between the USA and the Russian Federation. [[spoiler:President Charles Logan, ''24'']]
* A major Chinese military leader goes well beyond the call of duty in establishing closer international cooperation between his country and Georgia on the matter of Midwest Asian affairs. [[spoiler:General Kong Feirong, ''Splinter Cell'']]
* A comic book artist collaborates with another man to bring an interesting story stretching across many years to both the University of Las Vegas and Clark County as a whole, thrilling audiences far and wide with his exploits, which are documented in great detail. [[spoiler: Kevin Greer, the Blue Paint Killer, ''CSI'']]
* A successful business owner who has gone out of his way to ensure that the needs of his clients are satisfied, and who has ensured the employment and industrialisation of people who previously only lived in villages and provided valuable employment to a species who depend upon industrial technology to even walk. [[spoiler:Molluck the Glukkon, ''Oddworld'']].

[[AC:@/MrDeath]]
* A god who's been trapped in an endless cycle of war, fighting against his former lover, takes steps to try and end the fighting once and for all. [[spoiler:Chaos, ''Dissidia: Final Fantasy'']]
* The servant of a goddess who goes well out of her way to show a young man the consequences of taking the path of revenge. [[spoiler:Ailyth / Garm, ''Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume'']]
* After experiencing LoveAtFirstSight, he will go to any lengths to be with the woman he loves. [[spoiler:Lezard Valeth, ''Valkyrie Profile'']]

[[AC:@/{{Zemyla}}]]
* A NobleDemon who seeks to stop a [[OmnicidalManiac mass-murdering madman]] from gaining ultimate power. [[spoiler:Keikanu, ''Christian Humber Reloaded'']]

[[AC:Godell]]
* A man who wants to make a new, perfect world with his true love at his side. [[spoiler:Creed Diskenth of ''Black Cat'']]

[[AC:Rampulus]]
* He tried to protect his clan against its enemies, and resisted a false peace that he knew would destroy them. Even after everyone else betrayed him, he never gave up fighting against the enemy [[spoiler: Madara Uchiha, ''Naruto'']].
* An artist who provided his services to many clients and was recruited into an evil organization against his will. [[spoiler: Deidara, ''Naruto'']].
* He wants to retire from piracy and live in peace, which involves eliminating his former crew first. [[spoiler: Captain Kuro, ''One Piece'']].
* A businessman who is trying to deal with a fanatical terrorist organization and secure his company's future by obtaining a valuable resource. [[spoiler:Ryo Ishikawa, ''Shogo: Mobile Armor Division'']].
* A group of sisters who fight for each other's well being as well as to help their creator achieve his dream of obtaining a place to continue his research. [[spoiler:The Numbers, ''Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha: [=StrikerS=]]].
* An entity that seeks to grant all wishes and allow people to live out their fantasies. [[spoiler:Remedi, ''Final Fantasy Tactics Advance'']].
* A girl who enables people who have lost much to war and oppression to relive happier times. [[spoiler: Mao, ''Code Geass: Nightmare of Nunnally''- incidentally, she's female in this version]]
* A patriot who fights for his country in spite of losing several members of his family [[spoiler:Victor Drazen, ''24'']].
* He was once forced to serve and fight alongside warriors until he gained his freedom, and now wants to extend it to the rest of his kind. [[spoiler:Muramasa, Filler Villain of ''Bleach'']].
* A girl who wanted to get the attention of the boy who once helped her, and thus enlisted the help of an entire hotel to meet with him again. [[spoiler:Chiyo "Panza" Sakura, ''Muhyo and Roji'']].
* A group of siblings who want to restore their parents to life. [[spoiler:Kid, Ivy, and Michael "Mick" Cortlaw, ''Muhyo and Roji'']].
* He turned on his creators, who wanted to use him for their own purposes, and set out to fulfill his dreams with his "daughters". [[spoiler: Jail Scaglietti, ''Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha [=StrikerS=]]].
* This man suffered much from war, and wants to help other people gain a greater understanding of pain. [[spoiler:Toredia Graze of Strikers Sound Stage X]], and this can also apply to [[spoiler:Pain from ''Naruto'']].
* A military officer who gives his enemies a chance to surrender in order to minimize the death toll of war. [[spoiler: Captain Hook, ''Curious George Goes to Paris'']]
* A leader who guided his nation through many wars, and was popular enough to be elected over ten thousand times. Upon being released, he rewards his followers by allowing them to achieve a higher state of existence. [[spoiler: [=BaROCK=] Dominatus Caesar Inferno Vespucci Giovanni Goku Super Sexy Awesome Absolute GOD O.B.A.M.A, Fuck The Jesus Beam]].
* He manages to bring about the downfall of his barbaric empire with the help of a friend he met. After succeeding, he offers the friend a job, only to get betrayed by the friend and killed by his boss. [[spoiler:Drakuru, World Of Warcraft]].
* His people were forced from their lands by an invading force, and he was tortured and mutilated trying to prevent this. Much to his dismay, the invaders eventually joined up with his former allies. [[spoiler:Zul'Jin, Warcraft]].
* An outcast, who, despite a condition that prevents him from getting near people or satisfying any of his needs, only wants to make some friends. [[spoiler: Vector, Muhyo and Roji]].
* An orphan, who, after almost being killed, was taken in by a young man and made part of his business, causing him to become quite loyal to his benefactor. [[spoiler:Hanao Ebisu, Muhyo and Roji]].

[[AC:Highwind]]
* He created one effective World Government, came back from the dead, and saved the Pope. [[spoiler:Friend, ''20th Century Boys'']]
* After being persecuted for being gifted and having his twin sister taken away from him, he gave everybody superpowers and created a viable form of immortality. [[spoiler:Amagi Miroku, ''Psyren'']]
* One protected his father from imprisonment, [[spoiler:de Villefort]], one got a promotion that allowed him to establish a respectable bank, [[spoiler:Danglars]], and one married the woman of his dreams, [[spoiler:de Morcerf, all from ''The Count Of Monte Cristo'']].

[[AC: DeVos]]
* A tireless servant of the [[TheTrainsRunOnTime few government departments that works efficiently,]] this individual protects the earth from several serious alien threats and has dedicated his spare time to keeping the FBI doing what it should be doing, fighting crime and not worrying about bizarre conspiracies. Regularly checks on his old co-worker's son and his partner at the FBI, who never even bother to learn his name and just refer to him ''by the serious illness he has!'' The jerks! [[spoiler: The Cancer Man / The Cigarette Smoking Man. ''The X-Files.'']]
* A troubled individual raised by his abusive mother, who just wants to get closer to people, especially his children, who he takes a special interest in, even after his tragic death. Became an important part of the bureaucracy of the afterlife upon his death, he has previously been romantically involved with angels. Regularly fights/foils the plans of [[TheGrimReaper Death himself]]. Invented a new variant of musical chairs. [[spoiler: Drip, The Sin of Lust. ''Jack.'']]
* A consummate politician who works tirelessly to raise the earth to its rightful place amongst other planets, this individual has done more to ensure human-alien integration that any other individual. In fact, because of him, thousands of humans and aliens co-inhabit. And all this despite the repeated efforts of a small cell of terrorists (who use child soldiers) supporting a corrupt alien empire to stop him. [[spoiler: Visser Three, ''The Animorphs'']].
* [[InspectorJavert A tireless law enforcement officer]] [[KnightTemplar for the gods themselves,]] This individual has to protect the people despite his boss apparently believing every lie fed to him by the inhuman, demon-using, opiate-addicted thug who has corrupted the avatar of a god, the chosen one, a poor, mentally disturbed teen, the local healer, and an elderly librarian. No-once else appears worried by the actions this [[HalfDressedCartoonAnimal partial nudist]] who hangs out with Demonspawn, convicted murders, cannibals, and hags and lures people into traps full of vampires and who, let's not forget, burst into this world from who-knows-where, destroying part of an ancient temple in the process; only our hero can see this thug for the non-human evil she is. [[spoiler: Captain Jhalm, ''Digger'']].

[[AC: Spidey3000]]
* Took a long nap. Was rudely awakened, had a small snack, and had a boat rammed into him, just cause he was different. Also, the same species of little bastards that woke him up completely misunderstands him, and some even demonify him! [[spoiler:Cthuhlu]].
* A security Guard for Death Row prisoners. He is bullied by the other guards for failing to quickly kill a prisoner, and tries to rid the prison of a disease carrying rodent. He ultimately ends up driven to shoot a prisoner by another prisoner, and falls into a catatonic state. [[spoiler:Percy, from ''The Green Mile'']].
* Was once a struggling comedian trying to make ends meet so he could support his pregnant wife, who ended up dying anyway. Not long afterwards, he was dumped into a vat of chemicals and horribly mutilated. The worst part is, the poor guy isn't even sure if that's really his past, or if it's just another false memory. However, he refuses to let the tragic events of his life bring him down, and, in fact, does what he can to spread smiles to the world. [[spoiler: From ''The Killing Joke', the Joker from ''Batman'']].
* Did her best to raise a child despite struggling with her morbid obesity, impoverished state, lack of education, and apparent sex addiction. Despite this, she ends up as the butt of a joke, and it isn't uncommon for people to walk up to her kids and start insulting her, as if being fat, poor, stupid, and uneducated is ground to treat her as if she's got no feelings whatsoever. [[spoiler: Yo Mama]].

[[AC:@/{{Taelor}}]]
* A RebelliousPrincess raised in a DeadlyDecadentCourt of [[AristocratsAreEvil evil aristocrats]] and genocidal maniacs ruled over by a [[NietzscheWannabe nihilistic monarch]], this young woman was able to [[CallingTheOldManOut defeat her father at his own game]], and has proven time and again her willingness to do whatever it takes to ensure her people's survival in a world in a constant state of war between various [[AncientConspiracy Ancient Conspiracies]] and {{Eldritch Abomination}}s while simultaneously attempting to improve diplomatic relations with a group of people who the overwhelming majority of her contemporaries consider to be subhuman, all while struggling to keep the [[EnemyWithin monster within herself]] under control. [[spoiler:Lara Raith, ''The Dresden Files''.]]
* After having his dreams shattered, this brilliant young political maverick decided to dedicate his life to fighting back against the [[AristocratsAreEvil evil aristocrats]] who denied him his chance to live HappilyEverAfter. [[spoiler:Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish, ''A Song Of Ice And Fire''.]]
* An ex-death row convict who just wants help his true love to live up to the limitless potential inside of her. [[spoiler:Alpha, ''Dollhouse''.]]
* Universely recognized as the "Baddest Motherfucker in the World", this man, after pulling off a one man revolution against a corrupt regime using only a kayak and [[KnifeNut a single pair of knives]], set about addressing the numerous grievances afflicted upon his people by an EvilEmpire before ultimately being murdered by his ex-lover's uncle. [[spoiler:Dmitri "Raven" Ravinofski, ''Snow Crash''.]]
* Raised by her extreme war-hawk grandfather, this young woman sought to restore her family's honor by volunteering to serve in her nation's special forces, [[ShellShockedVeteran only to have her dreams shattered by the cruel reality of war]]. Shortly after being discharged from the military due to a disfiguring injury, her nation's government collapsed, leaving her adrift in the world with nothing to live for. But, rather than despair, she chose to band together with her former comrades-at-arms for the purpose of carving out a place for themselves in the world. [[spoiler:Balalaika, ''Black Lagoon'']].
** A physically fit man with a large vocabulary, who destiny selected to lead his people to glory and avenge the deaths of his fallen compatriots. Tragically, he was murdered by a common criminal. [[spoiler:Acting Captain Fritz Stanford, AKA the overly-talkative Nazi that Revy shot in the face.]]
* A young political activist fighting for equal rights for the heart-beat impaired. [[spoiler:Tsukiko, ''Order Of The Stick''.]]
* After his wife's death, this man decided to dedicate his life to creating a world where his children will be safe. [[spoiler:Charles zi Britannia, ''Code Geass'']]
** Also, [[spoiler:Gendo Ikari, ''Neon Genesis Evangelion'']]
* A talented young woman with a tragic past who genuinely loves her boyfriend, and only wants to help him live out his dreams of making the world a better place. [[spoiler:Misa Amane, ''Death Note''.]]
* A brilliant scientist turned statesmen, this educated, articulate man lead the charge to reform his nation's government and ushered in a new era of openness in all aspects of life. He dedicates most of his spare time to attempting to reform a criminal. [[spoiler:Trevor Goodchild, ''Aeon Flux''.]]
* Promising young corporate troubleshooter currently assigned to oversee the recall of a malfunctioning videogame accessory. [[spoiler:Ed, ''Megatokyo''.]]
* A beautiful woman tragically disfigured in a freak accident, this woman was wrongfully imprisioned for a crime she did not commit, only to be slandered with unfounded allegations. [[spoiler:Kharisma, ''Something Positive''.]]
* A kind [[PetTheDog dog-lover]] with a tragic past, this woman was brutally murdered by a government agent while the man who loved her was forced to watch. [[spoiler:Sniper Wolf, ''Metal Gear Solid'']]
* An intelligent young man who deeply loves all of mankind, and seeks to save humanity from stasis and stagnation by forcing people to acknowledge the constant necessity to change and adapt. [[spoiler:Izaya Orihara, ''Durarara''.]]
** A talented scientist and researcher who finds herself unemployed after her family business is taken over by a nebulous multinational corporation, this woman is forced to take a humiliating job doing secretarial work for an immature JerkAss in order to earn an income capable of supprting herself and her beloved younger brother. [[spoiler:Namie Yagiri]].
** An entity made entirely of pure love that only desires to spread its love to everyone else. Unfotunately, it is enslaved by a being incapable of feeling love, who uses it as a weapon. [[spoiler:Saika]].
** A talented but misunderstood physician who only wanted his son to carrry on the familly bussiness, but in his zeal, accidentlly put his son into a number of traumatic situation, causing the two of them to become estranged. Now, he's attempting to reconnect with his son, as well as convince his daughter-in-law-elect to treat him like the father she never had. [[spoiler:Shingen Kishitani]]
* A ManOfWealthAndTaste who only wants to encourage his daughter to get in touch with her ethnic heritage and stand up to those who would oppress her because of it. [[spoiler:The Man, ''Tales Of MU'']]
* A knowedgeable man who only wants to share his wisdom with those who would seek it out, and who went to the effort of learning a number of languages simply so he could greet people in their native tongue. He was once raped and tortured by a psychopath posing as a fellow sage. [[spoiler:That Guy, ''Ask That Guy With The Glasses'']]
* Just an average, ordinary guy who's only doing his job by defending his brilliant but misunderstood employer from vicious slander; he had no way of knowing that he was secretly being manipulated by an evil, time-traveling conspiracy made up of aquatic equines. [[spoiler:John[=@TheRoomMovie.com=], ''The Nostalgia Critic'']]
* After years of humiliating service to a pair of unappreciative tyrants, this capable and long-suffering administrator finally became fed up with their abuse and singlehandedly over threw the monarchy, all while leading his nation to a glorious victory in a war that had been ongoing for as long as anyone can remember. [[spoiler:Jack Noir, ''Homestuck'']]
** A neglected child who became ensnared by a deadly addiction to a vile drug after being all but abandoned by his guardian. Eventually, he converted to a new religion, which helped him find the strength within himself to overcome his addiction and to even embrace the people who constantly ridicule him for his faith. Currently, his most fervent wish is to show the world that miracles really can happen, if only you believe. [[spoiler:Gamzee Makara]]
* An honorable and peaceful race who managed to completely eliminate all war, achieving world peace on their planet long before taking to the stars. However, this race ultimately made contact with a two other, more technologically advanced alien races, either of which could easily conquer or enslave them. Though they knew that their only hope for military superiority laid in launching a surprise attack, they chose to pursue diplomacy in hopes of preventing a return to the dark days before the dawn of peace. Unfortunately, both alien races were highly ethnocentric and dogmatic, and could not accept this peaceful race for what it was, labeling them as barbarians or monsters simply because some of their cultural traditions violated the alien's arbitrary taboos. Ultimately, the peaceful race's homeworld was invaded and their culture suppressed by the more technologically advanced aliens. [[spoiler:The Baby Eating Aliens, ''Three Worlds Collide'']].
** A civilization based entirely on love, which discover two alien races, both of which subscribed to a moral system completely alien and incomprehensible to each other, and were consequently on the brink of war. Because of their limitless love for all sentient lifeforms, this race proposed a compromise in which each party (including themselves) would have to give up something precious to it, but which would ultimately result in the three races being peacefully joined together as one for all of eternity and live happily ever after. [[spoiler:The Super Happies]].

[[AC:Gendoikari1]]
* They only wanted their people to prosper throughout the galaxy and to ensure their entrance into the afterlife. They studied ancient technology and pacified lesser species (if they did not integrate them into their own alliance). They tried to spread their religion to the aforementioned lesser species, but they did not accept their proposal. They decided to bring reason to said species, and it led to their failure. [[spoiler:Covenant High Prophets of Truth, Mercy, and Regret, ''Halo''.]]
* He was born to a poor family in a poor part of the nation, and learned a new philosophy at a young age. He was repeatedly exiled to a barren, inhospitable wasteland, but gained power in a very influential group. He helped fight for the freedom of the people and overthrew the tyrannical government of his country, leading it to glory after the death of his mentor. He fought against the evils of despotism, and brought his country's military back from the brink. [[spoiler:Josef Vissarionovich Stalin.]]
* He was a scientist, and became the chief doctor for a detainment camp. His discoveries in the fields of medicine were of great value, but people had a hard time accepting his observations due to his "by any means necessary" attitude. He later escaped to a neutral country, and died peacefully, even though his enemies were chasing him until the very end. [[spoiler:Josef Mengele.]]

[[AC:Zweibloom]]
* They fought a successful war against a civilisation that regularly toyed with life itself. At first, it seemed they would not prevail due to the enemy's reality-bending sorceries, but they won thanks to the grace of their Gods. After the sorcerors caused an invasion of [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]], this race of long-living beings was forced to go into stasis for millions of years. Now that they have awoken to find that their ancient foe, now long since vanquished, has left deadly legacies behind in the form of an entire race of sorcerous [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bastards]] and a swarm of interstellar savages who's only purpose is war. Despite the fact that they now have a plan to destroy the Eldritch Abominations, they are nearly universally hated. [[spoiler:The Necrons from ''Warhammer 40K'']].
* His kind were created by a morally ambigious God simply to create music for His purposes. He attempted to bring individuality into the music by making up his own tune, which his God frowned upon. Later, many more joined his cause, disillusioned in their God. He was eventually brutally punished by being exiled from the universe completely for eternity. [[spoiler:Morgoth]]

[[AC:Rainbow]]
* He was an amusement park owner who only wanted to make things more exciting for customers by bringing in celebrities. [[spoiler:Swackhammer from ''Space Jam.'']]

[[AC:@/TheViolentTomboy]]
* After seeing animals dying in pools of industrial waste, he vowed to save them by liberating them from their cruel tormenters and creating a new world where they'd be safe. [[spoiler: Lance of ''Pokémon Special''.]]

[[AC:@/RosesSpindle]]
* A lovely, soft-spoken, and gentle [[TheMessiah Messiah]] who worked tirelessly to spread word of a new way of life, one free from suffering. Although she sacrificed her life to bring peace and order to a realm filled with some of the most nightmarish horrors imaginable, she was ultimately thwarted by [[VillainousHarlequin an insane harlequin]] who had betrayed their people. [[spoiler: Daemon, ''Reboot'']]
* The sole survivor of his [[DoomedHometown village's massacre]], this young rebel bared his soul to overthrow the government that had carried out the slaughter in order to fuel the creation of [[MacGuffin seven dark artifacts]]. Even after losing his life, he ensured that his {{Reincarnation}} would be [[SuperpoweredEvilSide capable of continuing his cause]] when his greatest foe rose again. [[spoiler: Thief King Bakura, ''Yu-Gi-Oh!'']]
* One of the last remaining members of an ancient civilization, this priest called on his patron deities for the power to fight a band of alien warriors who had invaded his home planet. [[spoiler: Mumm-Ra, ''Thundercats'']]
* This sweet, delicate flower of a girl came from a broken home as the result of [[BigScrewedUpFamily her clan's twisted political structure]]. Despite the tragedy that surrounded her life, including the deaths of her stepsister and two of her lovers, she was able to win countless hearts with her sweet smile and her charming personality. [[spoiler: Dahlia Hawthorne, ''Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Trials and Tribulations'']]
* A clever young man who wanted to avenge the deaths of his parents and ensure that his home town would be freed from the influence of corrupt scientists and politicians. Despite the enormity of his task, he also managed to help his personal hero expose an impostor who was tarnishing the gentleman's good name. [[spoiler: Clive, ''Professor Layton and the Unwound Future'']]

[[AC:BDK]]
* All he wanted was to finally have friends after years of being alone. [[spoiler: Coyote Starrk, ''Bleach'']]

[[AC:Observance]]
* The former administrator of an expansive research facility, he saved humanity from an enormous dimension-spanning empire by negotiating a peace agreement with them. Placed in a position of power by the empire, all that he had created was brought down by a massive uprising and its leader. [[spoiler: Doctor Wallace Breen, ''Half-Life 2'']]

[[AC:@/SomeNewGuy]]
* A quartet of travelers who seek to bring order to their wartorn world by cleansing it of the evil, worthless, and insignificant. They've already stopped four beasts of great power from destroying the world. Their only flaw is that they tend to cause considerable collateral damage. [[spoiler:The Light Warriors, ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'']].
* An eccentric but well-meaning scientist who seeks to punish his granddaughter's murderers. [[spoiler:Professor Gerald, ''Sonic Adventure 2'']]
* A strong willed, independent woman who truly loves her daughter, but has trouble showing it due to suffering from severe emotional trauma caused by her own abusive mother. [[spoiler:Syphile, ''Drow Tales'']]
* A tough but fair soldier of the gods sworn to protect his people. He currently seeks to detain and interrogate a suspicious woman, who, he believes, is connected to the recent, bizarre occurrences in his country. [[spoiler:Captain Jhalm, ''Digger'']]
* A young idealist, who seeks to unify the races of his world under one, peaceful banner. [[spoiler:The Architect, ''Dragon Age'']].
* A loyal servant of God who seeks to protect the timestream from a TemporalParadox. [[spoiler:Dusknoir, ''Pokémon Mystery Dungeon'']]

[[AC:@/TheGreatUnknown]]
* He felt that he'd been treated unfairly by his boss, and just wanted to bring it to his attention. [[spoiler:Iago, ''Othello'']]
* They were forced to scratch out a living in a pitiful wasteland, and took some steps to try and better their situation. [[spoiler:Shenzi, Banzai, and Ed, ''The Lion King'']]
* All he wanted was to pay back the man who once saved his life. [[spoiler:Johan Liebert, ''Monster'']]

[[AC:@/IgniFerroque]]
* Was killed in the course of his duties by a renegade colleague who called slavers to their ship out of a desire for power and glory; only possessor of knowledge about said colleague's past. Was reanimated and set out to destroy this madman with too much power, inconsistent morality, and delusions of godhood to boot, knowing that he must be stopped. Realizes how the renegade's obsession with escaping the death of the universe may be possible; vows to prevent this, at the same time acknowledging that if he is less intelligent than this rival, then he will inevitably be killed ''once again'' while the renegade triumphs. His brilliance (he is possibly the only character to grasp certain extremely important truths, and certainly does so long before any others) is thwarted ([[EpilepticTrees or is it?]]) solely by the fact that the ''embodiment of destiny'' is, without great reason (Stockholm syndrome?), on the side of the madman. [[spoiler:Tycho, ''Marathon'' trilogy]]

[[AC:@/DrDougsh]]
* After generously funding the civil war against the unfair goverment of planet Inon II, this honourable member of an advanced alien species was imprisoned and marooned on a primitive world, and forced to adopt a new identity. Out of respect for the new planet's history, he decided to restore the honour and legacy of a once great, but corrupted hero, who had died years earlier, by adopting his name and identity. And out of sheer kindness and good will, he adopted an orphaned girl (who didn't even belong to his species) and lovingly raised her as his own daughter. Although his sole desire was to simply return to his homeworld, he was eventully banished away to the farthest reaches of the galaxy.[[spoiler:The Shredder as decipted in the 2003 ''Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'' series.]]

[[AC:Sunflower]]
* An intelligent race, handicapped by their biology, graciously accepted the gift of technology from another race and finally got the opportunity to live as a truly developed species. They connected with the other races in their galaxy, forming peaceful coexistences with them with arguably more success than any other race had ever done before. However, the race that had given them the gift of technology soon grew corrupt and envious, doing all in their power to sabotage their triumphs, from hiring child soldiers to engaging in biological warfare. Will this once downtrodden people finally find happiness? [[spoiler:The Yeerks from ''Animorphs''.]]

[[AC:@/DoctorNemesis]]
* An entire race who've managed to deal with all those painful emotions that cause people so much hurt and distress, and who just want to share this with the rest of the universe. [[spoiler: The Cybermen from ''Doctor Who'']]
* A charming, cultured, and remarkably brilliant man with piercing insight and impeccable taste, who has helped law enforcement officials locate vicious serial murderers and stop them from hurting innocent people. [[spoiler: Dr. Hannibal Lecter from ''Silence of the Lambs'']].
* A brilliant genius who just wants to help humanity reach its full potential without having to rely on an aloof Messiah figure to solve all their problems for them. [[spoiler: Lex Luthor from ''Superman'']].
* A brilliant environmentalist who is deeply in touch with nature and wants to remind people of the ecological damage they do to the planet. Frequently attempts to extract her best friend from an abusive relationship. Is persecuted by a ruthless, brutal, and single-minded industrialist fiercely opposed to everything she stands for. [[spoiler:Poison Ivy from ''Batman'']].
* Superheroes who are just looking for something to eat. [[spoiler: The Marvel Zombies]]

[[AC:@/{{Jisu}}]]
* A group of espers persecuted as children for being different, they band together to hone their powers and make sure that no one will make fun of them again. Coming upon a group of former heroes brainwashed to follow the every command of an evil being who comes off to the world as completely flawless, they focus their strategy on killing this being alone and freeing her minions. [[spoiler:The Saint Rose Crusaders, ''Tokyo Mew Mew a la mode'']]
* A polite and mystical being who never attacks anyone without trying to reason with them first and dreams of restoring his fallen kingdom. Although he can't do much on his own towards this purpose, he has managed to revive his dead friends, who care deeply for his well-being. However, he discovers that he is the result of a cruel experiment and is being manipulated, and tries his best to defy fate and keep a hold on his sanity. [[spoiler:Michel, ''Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch'']]
* The dutiful StudentCouncilPresident of a school that's constantly being vandalized. He's sure that he's caught the one doing it, and although he has the backing of the entire school administration, he can't extract a completely truthful confession from her. To make matters worse, he tries to reason with a sweet girl with a bright future and an impressionable new student, but both of them seem to have fallen under the delinquent's spell. [[spoiler:Kuze, ''{{Kanon}}'']]
* She was created from an EldritchAbomination and kept locked away in the inner reaches of an AncientConspiracy's military base "for her own safety". A chance encounter with an angel allowed her to run away and seek her own freedom. [[spoiler:Kei, ''Fanfic/NobodyDies'']]

[[AC:@/{{lrrose}}]]
* This champion of the common folk's attempts to protect his country is undermined by a foreign army that works with both a witch and a confessed child-killer, and by nobles who resent that a commoner has been so successful. [[spoiler:teryn Loghain Mac Tir, ''Dragon Age'']].

[[AC: @/MasterGhandalf]]
* A member of a downtrodden and oppressed people, he made the ultimate sacrifice in order to save the world from certain destruction, before ending conflict between kingdoms and religions and founding a stable government that lasted for a thousand years. [[spoiler: The Lord Ruler, aka Rashek, ''Mistborn'']]

[[AC: Candy Entrails]]
* A friendly rookie cop who tries to bring the world's suffering to an end. [[spoiler: Tohru Adachi, ''Persona 4'']]
* A magician who is on a quest to save the world, even through [[ButtMonkey the world hasn't been too kind to him lately.]] [[spoiler: Black Mage, ''8 Bit Theater''.]]

[[AC: Morraeon]]
* An expatriate French billionaire who provides refuge and jobs to immigrants fleeing from the officials of a genocidal government, from which he himself escaped; also has to bear the burden of being married to a younger woman who flirts with members of a group of freedom fighters whose unruliness can easily ruin his charitable endeavors. [[spoiler: The Merovingian, ''The Matrix Reloaded'']].
* A brilliant medical scientist who overcame the murder of his parents and an abusive childhood at the hands of his half-brother to succeed in his field, but whose work is constantly being meddled with by bureaucrats. [[spoiler: Muraki, ''Yami no Matsuei'']]

[[AC: Noir-Okami]]
* A genetically altered (without his consent) genius who finds out he's been manipulated from a young age into doing various undesirable acts. He wants to save the human race from destruction. [[spoiler: Albert Wesker, ''Resident Evil'' series.]]
* A king whose race has been thrown in an alternate dimension because of a few bad apples in the bunch. He understandably gets angry over the plight of his people and attempts to get them out of the dimension. [[spoiler: Zant, ''The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.'']]
* A wizard whose entire life was spent without love, who fell into the wrong crowd at school, and who, in the end, is royally screwed because of both his parents being jackasses. [[spoiler: Lord Voldemort, ''Harry Potter'' series.]]
* A scientist who works with his children, and who gets nearly killed by his old friends. His children saved him, thus he wants revenge on his old 'friends'. [[spoiler: James Marcus, ''Resident Evil 0'']].

[[AC: Ghost of Gene Rayburn]]
* A devoted wife who will do anything she can to help her husband succeed. [[spoiler:Lady [=MacBeth=]]].
* He's just trying to run a business and rid the seas of looting, raping, and pillaging brigands. [[spoiler:Lord Cutler Beckett from ''Pirates of the Caribbean'']].
* A young soldier and theater lover who finds out he is terminally ill, and is just tired of always being shown up by his cocky, superhuman best friend, who has the means to cure him but doesn't because he can't handle the truth. [[spoiler:Genesis Rhapsodos from ''Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core'']]
* A brilliant scientist who wants to breed humans with awesome superpowers that will improve their lives. A devoted father, he likes to work closely with his young son, who has benefited the most from his work in genetics. Was forced to kill his unfaithful wife's lover in self-defense. [[spoiler: Professor Hojo from ''Final Fantasy VII'']]
* Three lonely young men who just want to be reunited with their mother. [[spoiler:Kadaj, Loz, and Yazoo from ''Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children'']].

[[AC: thepandabetweenus]]
* An intelligent and capable businessman who succeeded at his dream of building a company that can help people from all walks of life. Unfortunately, there are still many people who try to destroy his reputation and his company. He just wants to find someone with a good heart and the ability to continue his legacy after he is dead. [[spoiler:Rotti Largo from ''REPO! The Genetic Opera'']].

[[AC: @/LadyJafaria]]
* A man who died a horrible death and, upon coming back, only wanted to be reunited with his true love. It wasn't his fault he also ended up with some seriously bad powers. [[spoiler: Imhotep, TheMummyTrilogy]]
* A government official seeks a way to replace his seriously incompetent superior and is overthrown by deceitful teenagers who actually ''want'' the incompetent man in power, likely because of nepotism. [[spoiler: Jafar, ''Aladdin'', and my username made that one more obvious than it should have been]]
* She just wants to run a successful shop and help the guy she loves. [[spoiler: Mrs. Lovett, ''Sweeney Todd'']]

[[AC: Dcoetzee]]
* Despite being a scientist at the top of his field and achieving results that nobody else can, this loving father still struggles to keep his job. On top of that, he actively involves his family in his research. [[spoiler:Shou Tucker from ''Fullmetal Alchemist'']]

[[AC: @/G1G5]]
* A veteran serviceman, highly decorated for valor, runs for political office on a platform emphasizing patriotism and the belief that his people is special. Democratically elected prime minister, he proceeded to stabilize the country's political and economic situation and restore her confidence and pride. Constructed one of the most advanced contemporary infrastructure networks for his nation, much of which remain in use to this day. Led the fight to rid the world of Stalinism. [[spoiler:Adolf Hitler]].

[[AC: @/SevenOfDiamonds]]
* With a little help from his ''friends'', this doctor taught a spoiled womanizing gigolo a lesson while helping his poor abused servant find romance. He later gives a young woman from a humble background the chance to make her dreams come true, but she instead chooses to marry said gigolo and turn all the doctor's friends against him. His biggest crime was squishing a bug. [[spoiler:Dr. Facilier from Disney's ''The Princess and the Frog'']]

[[AC:Gorank]]
* A being who just wants to find friends, but is rejected because of its appearance, forcing it to use unusual methods. Is frequently opposed by a gluttonous horror who does not give it a chance to explain itself, and who once shot it in the eye with sharp bits of crystal. [[spoiler:Zero/Dark Matter, from the ''Kirby'' series]].
* This respected authority figure is trying to help guide a race of creatures that live on a miserable planet to a better life. However, he is repeatedly beaten to within an inch of his life by a bounty hunter who would like nothing more than to wipe out that race and make him die slowly and painfully. [[spoiler:Ridley, from the ''Metroid'' games]].
* A creature of immense size that, like all creatures, wants to reproduce. To that end, it spreads seeds, which have the additional effect of greatly increasing the galaxy's biodiversity. However, it is hijacked by a psychopath and later killed by a revenge-driven bounty-hunter. [[spoiler:Phaaze, from the ''Metroid Prime'' games]]
* A being made of the minds of a race of creatures who, when they found that their power would ultimately lead to the destruction of the universe, locked themselves in stasis, sacrificing everything they had for the good of all. This being is dedicated to making sure that other races with this power do not destroy everything. However, in the end, one of these races, drunk with power, destroyed the being, whose dying words were begging them to protect the universe for it. [[spoiler:The Anti-Spiral, from ''Tengen Toppen Gurren Lagann'']]

[[AC:@/TheDogSage]]
* A man who just wishes to stop the cruelty and racism in his hometown, as well as make it a better place for his adopted son, who was almost killed by his birth father due to the hysteria caused by the aformentioned racism. [[spoiler: Momochi Zabuza, ''Naruto'']].
* A horribly abused little girl who just wants her distant, emotionally and physically abusive father to love and be proud of her and her big brother. [[spoiler: Azula, daughter of Fire Lord Ozai, from ''Avatar: The Last Airbender'']]
* A kind, caring woman who only wants her adopted daughter to be happy and loved after being forgotten and pushed away by her biological parents. [[spoiler: Other Mother]]
* An old soul who's taken up the life of a hermit, trying to get rid of all the war and hatred encompassing the world, some of which he had a hand in creating back when he was young and foolish. [[spoiler: Uchiha Madara, ''Naruto'']].

[[AC:@/{{Malkyrian}}]]
* A man chosen by destiny to change the fate of the world, he wants to create a world where everyone can experience the wonderful technology that saved his daughter's life. Standing in his way are fractions of the evil god who destroyed the world millennia ago, and one who aided the one who brought said evil god into existence in the first place. [[spoiler: Lord Baelheit, ''Baten Kaitos Origins'']]

[[AC:@/{{RHODESIA}}]]
* A man who was raised from when he was adopted to believe he would inherit the {{Mafia}} family he was in only to have the right taken from him by a 14 year old...all because he's not the biological son of the {{Mafia}} [[TrueCompanions family]] boss. [[spoiler:Xanxus from ''Katekyo Hitman Reborn''.]]

[[AC:@/PacSol]]
* An artist who, when his country called, answered and joined the army. He was wounded in action twice and his country ultimately lost the war. When he returned home from the front, he saw the damage that the war and later economic collapse had done and entered politics, restoring the hope of the people by giving them jobs and a purpose, rebuilding the country into a major power in the process. Ultimately betrayed by his lieutenants and forced to commit suicide while all that he had worked for laid in ruins around him. [[spoiler:Adolf Hitler]].

[[AC: @/AgentAlpha]]
* A brilliant but oft-abused man, who may have suffered from parental abuse, an ill-fated marriage, and personal disfigurement. After being pushed to the brink of insanity, he took it upon himself to demonstrate both his own genius and the true random nature of the world, that the people might realize their freedom and be free of society's shackles. But really, all he wants from a world is nothing more than a sea of smiles...[[spoiler:The Joker from ''The Dark Knight'']].
* A boy born into slavery, whose gifts were recognized early on and earned his freedom in order to go on adventures with royalty and sage-warriors from other worlds. Yet his idealism was challenged in the face of a cataclysmic war, and in order to save both the woman he loved and the leader of the legitimate government, he was forced to betray his former friends. Now he remains a proud defender of peace and justice, wearing his scars with dignity and living as a symbol of the government's fight to restore order and put down a malignant insurgency. [[spoiler:Darth Vader from ''Star Wars'']].
* A master spy and scientist whose talents and successes, though many, went unrewarded or disdained among his own people. Despite his own cynicism and egotism, he does want what's best for his people and to ensure their victory over the infidels and insurgents that have corrupted a galaxy that was to be their new home after centuries of wandering through the void. His strength lies in his natural charisma, his gift with rhetoric, and his sheer determination to achieve victory and to see that his people and their culture will flourish once more. [[spoiler:Nom Anor from ''Star Wars: The New Jedi Order'']].

[[AC: AHEM]]
* A sadly demonized teenaged girl suffering from parental abandonment since age seven. After being cruelly dumped off in an unhealthy neighborhood, she had to endure her father's senseless paranoia and the irrational hatred of her half-sister, who eventually assaulted her with lethal intent. She is hunted by several depraved personages, including a DirtyOldMan sorcerer who fantasizes about locking her in a tower, a demonic shapeshifter who intends to make her his slave, and a horrific race of mindless monsters with the same goal. She possesses magic, which she uses to the most responsible of ends; on one occasion, she comforted a victim of molestation, psychically soothing away their doubts and insecurities, and on another, she healed a boy suffering from severe obsessive-compulsive disorder. She devotes vast amounts of her time and effort to stopping a vile EldritchAbomination who plans on devouring the world. She also created an equal-opportunity organization at age seventeen in which the mentally deficient are put to work for the good of the world, and [[PsychoForHire unstable sociopaths]] are kept off the streets in favor of doing good causes. Her ultimate goal is to stop the reign of the corrupt [[TheCaligula Caligulas]] dominating the land with their tyrannical rule, end the murders and rapes and human sacrifices they constantly practice, and make the world a better place. Sadly, despite her tireless efforts on their behalf, even saving their lives multiple times, her four companions senselessly hate and distrust her. [[spoiler: Senna Wales, ''Everworld'']].

[[AC:@/MarvelGirl]]
* He just wants his county to be run the way he knows it should be, and to make it hazzard-free. [[spoiler: Boss Hogg of ''The Dukes of Hazzard'']]
* He's faced an unstoppable alien menace time and time again, and yet he is seldom rewarded for his efforts, even though he's a mere human. His many inventions have oftentimes been destroyed by that alien and its inhuman cohorts. His popularity is so great he was even elected to the highest office in the land, only to once again have that monster destroy everything he had worked so hard for. [[spoiler: Lex Luthor from ''Superman'']].
* He was born into nothing, with a mother who passed away as she gave birth to him, and a father who let him be raised in an orphanage where horrific things happened. The horror of his mother's death drove him to seek a solution to humanity's most pressing threat: mortality. Eventually betrayed by the man he trusted the most, he fought an unkillable threat on his own, and died facing that threat despite his many efforts to overcome death itself. [[spoiler: Lord Voldemort from ''Harry Potter'']].
* A victim of the brutality of his own parents, who tried to murder him with a trash compactor, he was taken to a new school when his body was so broken that much of it had to be replaced with cybernetics. Even then, he was rejected by the other students, and he began a years-long but complex relationship with a teacher who became the headmistress of the school. Many years later, he found true love with a brilliant, gifted [[TheChessmaster chessmaster]] who supported him in his long-range goals. In their last encounter, that headmistress did her utmost to blast him to pieces. [[spoiler: Deathlist of the ''Whateley Universe'']].
* A disabled individual who has worked for years to overcome his handicap while making it clear to those around him that he does have that disability. He has had several encounters with a security force who would love nothing better than to capture him, and yet his brilliant plans have always failed due to sheer bad luck. [[spoiler: The Deaf Man of Ed [=McBain=]'s ''87th Precinct'' mysteries]]
* A genius mathematician who found that he had real-world aptitudes as well, he built a massive, highly-successful conglomerate that was the greatest of his day, only to be persecuted by a cocaine-addled vigilante who ultimately killed him in a fight to the death at a scenic vista. [[spoiler: Professor Moriarity of the ''Sherlock Holmes'' tales]]
* A brilliant young woman was given a rare gift by an old master. She then became one of his staunchest disciples, along with her oldest friend, with whom she began an unconventional but meaningful relationship. When she was cruelly dumped in an alternate reality, she set out to find help and find her way back, only to discover that everything in this horrid new world was changed: the one she had supported was gone, the one she loved now despised her, and there was a horrible doppelganger of herself who shot her and impersonated her. Ultimately, she made her way back to her own reality, only to meet a cruel fate. [[spoiler: Vampire Willow from ''Buffy the Vampire Slayer'']]

[[AC: @/UnknownTroper]]
* A noble officer who watches countless soldiers under his command be killed and finds the apathetic response to their deaths intolerable, forcing him to take steps to educate his people on their troops' sacrifice. Eventually ends with him sending his own elite commando team to eliminate a group of brutal and ruthless terrorists, but is killed by two renegade soldiers under his former command who shoot down his helicopter, stab his wounded troops to death, and shoved a knife into his eye as he tried to defend himself while unarmed. [[spoiler: General Shepherd, ''Modern Warfare 2'']].
* A traumatized mother whose children were stolen from her reaches out to bring them back and help them free her from her prison, only to have one of them kill the other and then shoot her repeatedly. Later, she tries to find the only man who she loves and tells him how she feels about him, only to have him repeatedly push her away. Eventually, she does express her love to him in a way he understands, they have a child, and they end up together forever. [[spoiler: Alma, ''F.E.A.R.'']]

[[AC: Wrybread]]
* A victim of class prejudice all his life, he is willing to ally himself with and advance the cause of races against whom most of his fellow men are prejudiced. With unconventional tactics and creative thinking, he has managed to defeat many wizards who were at least as powerful as him, who regarded him with arrogant contempt. [[spoiler: Xykon, ''Order of the Stick'']]. Such a monster that I had to resort to that lame "class prejudice" pun to make this entry work.
* He loved his mother and wanted her to love him back, but unfortunately, she was a notoriously flighty, manipulative woman and never really returned his love as strongly. He believed strongly in his people's right to self-determination, self-definition, and independence, and was willing to go to war to preserve it, planning and executing a brilliant strike that all but wiped out the enemy, who were an extremely corrupt, dysfunctional bunch who, in many ways, had brought their destruction upon themselves; even one of their leaders admitted that they had never really asked why they deserved to survive the war. Another group of said enemy resorted to war crimes, including repeated rape of [=POWs=], in prosecuting their war against this man's forces. He fought hard to keep his people united when a schism developed, but in the end, was willing to make peace in exchange for the assurance that his people would be able to go their own way and live and reproduce as they wanted to. However, this truce was ruined by the murderousness and vengefulness of two of his creators, his way of life was destroyed forever, and he was driven to despondently commit suicide. [[spoiler: Brother Cavil/Number One, ''Battlestar Galactica'']].

[[AC: @/ARandomSerf]]
* The son of a man who fought against Adolf Hitler, and a devoted and passionate lover. He even made sure to check whether his tools worked properly. He was betrayed by a junior officer, his colleagues were manipulated and ordered to their deaths, and his family fortune was stolen by a group of duplicitous foreign agents. When he stood up for himself, he was killed slowly and painfully. [[spoiler: Colonel Volgin, ''Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater'']]

[[AC: @/BlossomMorphine]]
* Devoted to her family's legacy and traditions, she helped found a society dedicated to preserving their way of life in the face of encroaching outside influence. She waged a campaign to make this dream of national unity a reality, but her leader fell due to faulty intelligence. She was one of the loyal few who attempted to find him, but was caught and imprisoned until many years later, when her leader was ressurected and subsequently freed her. Sadly, she died in battle, defending her leader to the last. [[spoiler:Bellatrix Lestrange from ''Harry Potter'']].
* A strong proponent of exploration, he joined the military to bring his people's influence and technology to other worlds and create a partnership that would alleviate his people's famine. He even inititated a relationship with one of the locals and had a daughter, whom he doted on. However, xenophobic terrorist drove out his unit in favor of a moralistic and expansionist empire, and his father was betrayed and murdered by an operative of a ruthless intelligence agency, who continued to harass and attempt to kill him. Though he made many overtures to his former home and its new rulers, he was rejected in favor of a charismatic cult leader, who locked him away in another dimension with hell spawn for objecting. [[spoiler: Skrain Dukat]].

[[AC: Iambic]]
* A savvy politician who steps into office after his brother's untimely death. Although he does his best to deal with threats of invasion and treasonous rumors, and protects his country and the woman he loves, he and most of his court fall victim to his adopted son's tragic and dangerous madness. [[spoiler: Claudius, ''Hamlet'']].
* A witty and charismatic war hero, he nonetheless faces discrimination and hate because of his deformity. He reluctantly accepts the crown in order to save his country, still recovering from a bloody civil war, from the instability of a child ruler. Betrayed by his most loyal supporter, threatened with supernatural interference, and facing a rebellion spearheaded by a man with a tenuous claim to the throne, he has terrible nightmares and begins to doubt himself. In the end, he is killed brutally in battle, valiantly defending himself to the last. (Later monarchs would smear his name in a relentless propaganda campaign from which his reputation will probably never recover.) [[spoiler: Richard III, and it's meta, too.]]

[[AC: Netbug009]]
* He'd been taking great care to ensure the survival of one of the last remnants of humanity for centuries...only to have an old, malfunctioning bot start breaking everything! That little brat even tricked most of his comrades into helping wreck the place, and led to the brutal killing of the one comrade who stuck by him! All to take humanity to a lifeless rock millions of light-years away. [[spoiler: Auto from ''WALL-E'']].

[[AC: @/{{Camacan}}]]
* He ''never'' ignores you. There will always be a room for you. Treats all his people like family. Always willing to explain, even if he seems self-contradictory at first. A firm hand in this time of war, ready to make the hard decisions. [[spoiler: Big Brother from ''1984'']]

[[AC:@/{{Thnikkafan}}]]
* She's a girl, just doing her job. Her boss isn't doing enough for the job, so she decides to try one of her own ideas. This leads to her getting killed by her coworker. [[spoiler: Ryoko Asakura, from ''The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya'']]
* He just wants to get farther in life, but he can't because he's a racially disadvantaged minority. He's very deep in debt with the nastiest gang you could ever meet, and he has to take a few drastic measures to make it up to them. [[spoiler:Dr. Facilier from ''The Princess and the Frog'']]
* She's standing up against her brutal {{Yakuza}} family who have abused her for falling in love with a handsome young Romeo, up to and including taking said Romeo away from her. [[spoiler: Shion Sonozaki, from ''Higurashi no Naku Koro ni'']]

[[AC:@/DaibhidC]]
* A young man who is always smiling and has the spirit of a child. His ultimate aim is to eradicate death itself. [[spoiler: Jonathan Teatime, ''Discworld'']]
* A police officer who was crippled when a superhero failed to live up to his responsibilities, but subsequently managed to empower himself. He then dedicated himself to helping the hero who failed him become a better person. [[spoiler: Hunter Zolomon/Zoom II, ''The Flash'']]

[[AC:Muramasan13]]
* A brilliant young man, sickened by the inefficiency and pettiness of a PhysicalGod presiding over the local cycle of death and reincarnation, sides with an angel to resist mind control and save his hometown. [[spoiler: Sho Minamimoto, ''The World Ends With You''.]]
* A stylin', on-the-ball, forgiving guy, who wants to fix what's wrong with the world. He makes a few bad choices along the way, but he's willing to bet his life on the outcome. Tragically, he's hindered by his own incompetent, scheming subordinates, a HeroicSociopath, who's willing to kill his own friends to achieve selfish goals, and a ChaoticEvil maniac, and suceeds only temporarily. [[spoiler: The Conductor, also ''[=TWEWY=]''.]]

[[AC:Moonwalker]]
* Brilliant, musical virtuoso, but greatly confused when it comes to the subject of love. Mistreated throughout his life due to his deformities, shunned and feared because of his eccentricities. Wanted the best for his one and only love, but ultimately decided to give her up to her other suitor, as long as she is happy. [[spoiler: Erik, ''The Phantom Of The Opera'']].
* A scientific genius, who got frustrated and eventually broke down to insanity, because of his repeated failures, the side effects of his experiment, and the harsh treatment he was subjected to after the experiment. [[spoiler: Griffin, ''The Invisible Man'']].
** And, on a different situation, he had saved the world, with promises of forgiveness and a cure, but then was betrayed and denied of the reward he had deserved so much. To save himself, he was forced to band with the enemy, but, after being found out by the people who had denied him his rightful rewards, was labeled a traitor and subjected to [[RapeAsDrama horrendous]] [[FateWorseThanDeath punishments]] before being killed. [[spoiler: The situation was detailed in ''The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen'', volume two]]
* As a child, he saw his mother die and vowed never to let any of his beloveds die any more. Ironically, in his misled attempts to save his pregnant wife's life, his actions led her to lose the will to live. Driven to bitterness because of his failure to save his wife, he did nothing but follow his master's commands. But when he discovered his son was still alive, he tried to take his son with him, to be together. Are the spoilers really needed? [[spoiler: Anakin Skywalker, also known as Darth Vader, from the ''Star Wars'' films]]
* He tried to get the best for his family, but when a horrible accident befell him and left him disfigured, he slowly began to lose his sanity. He found himself a WorthyOpponent to challenge again and again. The opponent gave him a chance to repent his ways, but, in reality, he was just too afraid to take the chance. [[spoiler: The Joker, ''Batman'']].
* A resourceful young man with both creativity and pragmatism, his ability to think outside the box earns him a difficult but important assignment, which he not only completes with ease but goes beyond to the second mile. Despite being orphaned at an early age and educated as a ScholarshipStudent in an elitist school, he is always polite and cheerful, never without a smile on his boyishly handsome face. [[spoiler: Jonathan Teatime, ''Hogfather'']]

[[AC:@/SpaceJawa]]
* The member of a species who grew up on a world overrun by evil alien invaders. Became a legendary warrior, rallied his people behind him, and liberated his planet from the oppressors, driving them back to the worlds from whence they came. Sadly, he was unable to enjoy his people's newfound freedom as his one true love was lost in battle, leaving him with a broken heart he was never able to repair. Then, his people's former oppressors acted like ''they'' were the victims! Worse, both standard galactic government and its protectors, both of whom claimed to be pillars of light and justice, sided with his enemies and made his planet pay for it. To top it all off, when he took an honest job to help get his people back on their feet, those same oppressors made another attempt to ravage his homeworld. When he tried to quit in order to kick some more butt, he was all but enslaved when an "accident" was arranged. What was left of his body was brainwashed and rebuilt for the purpose of being manipulated as part of a plot to take over the galaxy, completing the sad, unfortunate journey of a freedom fighter who only wanted the best for his people. [[spoiler: General Grievous from ''Star Wars''. And to be perfectly honest, it's not that far removed from the truth either.]]

[[AC: @/{{Morgie}}]]
* A TV show with an innovative idea - a {{Shonen}} MagicalGirl series. A hero and heroine work together to stop horrible things happening. With a FunnyAnimal guide and a group of friends, nothing could go wrong! [[spoiler: The dub of ''Card Captor Sakura''.]]

[[AC:Bradley]]
* They are a wealthy and influential family, respected as pillars of the community. Despite their lofty status, however, they are very close and loving towards each other and are paticularly protective towards their women. This is due partly to the fact that they suffer from a tragic condition which has forced them to adopt practices that society would frown upon in order to survive - practices which they must keep secret lest they be ruined. They have recently faced a crisis in the form of a self rightous busy body who kidnapped one of their childeren as part of a schene to turn her against her family and the traditions that have insured their survival. They were able to rescue her, but can they undo the damage done to her impressionable mind? [[spoiler: The Kuhoin Family from ''Kure-nai'']].

[[AC: @/{{Korodzik}}]]
* After saving the human race from extinction, he began a very ambitious genetic research project. On the way, he helped human civilization achieve incredible power. [[spoiler:Lavos from ''Chrono Trigger'']].

[[AC: @/LiquidUranium]]
* Horrified by government-sponsored oppression in the world, a brilliant business tycoon constructed a city out of the reach of his enemies in order to build his dreams. Attracting the greatest minds humanity has to offer, he built a utopia where every person was able to achieve their highest potential. As the leader of this paradise, he helped develop and distribute a miraculous compound that cured any disease, and permanently ended the threat of discrimination. He tirelessly fought against organized crime, crushing the most notorious mob boss in the city - all while adopting young girls who couldn't find homes. Tragically, however, his success was short-lived, as he was murdered by his own son. Nonetheless, his legacy lives on, as his city still shows its devotion to his life, achievements, and vision. [[spoiler: Andrew Ryan, ''[=BioShock=]'']].
* After a loving father was denied justice for the murder of his wife and daughter, he launched a crusade to reform the corrupt justice system of his society. Even after being arrested for his tireless efforts, he never compromised his principles, calling out the judge - the same one who originally denied him justice - for hiding behind layers of legal defenses to mask the truth and continuing his campaign from behind bars. Despite his opponents' claims, he never sank to the same level as his enemies, always achieving victory through intelligence, charm, and meticulous planning. Though he nearly succeeded in prompting a regime change in the heavy-handed government, he was eventually stopped by a self-serving prosecutor - who had violated his civil rights, and who had allowed his family's killer to escape justice - whose job he was trying to save. [[spoiler: Clyde Shelton, ''Law Abiding Citizen'']]
* Though born into the world's foremost scientific and industrial family, this brilliant young woman constantly trained her martial talents, in order to gain her father's recognition. When meteors rained down on the world, killing most of the world's population and destroying both of the major world powers, she helped calm chaos and dissent, helping to restore order to the world. Recognzing that few could survive in the harsh new world after the meteor strikes, she sought to ensure that worthy individuals would not be burdened by others. A truly gifted general, her plans for ensuring world peace were only disrupted when she was betrayed by her two sisters. Despite the loss of her home, the destruction of her army, and her sisters' betrayal, she lives on, waiting for a chance to prove her worth to her deceased father and avenge his death at his enemies' hands. [[spoiler: Tabitha Caulder, ''Advance Wars: Days of Ruin'']].
* Dispatched to a distant planet filled with hostile creatures and abandoned by his superiors, this military hero searched for a resource vital to humanity's survival. He took excellent care of each and every one of his men, keeping them alive and focused on their mission in spite of the constant attacks from the hostile alien race surrounding him. When diplomacy failed to secure the critical resource, this inspiring figure fought on the front lines, personally leading his men in a daring assault on the enemy's home base. Upon discovering that the aliens were ruled by a hive-mind structure that spanned the entire planet, he attempted to destroy the alien menace and ensure the survival of the human race. Tragically, he was killed in combat, betrayed by one of his most favored soldiers, while his forces were overrun by the alien hordes. Nonetheless, his valor under fire and concern for his men cause many to mark him, rather than his inhuman opponents, as the true hero of Pandora. [[spoiler: Colonel Miles Quaritch, ''Avatar'']]
* This military mastermind and political genius, constantly derided by his opponents for his short stature, transformed his divided, demoralized nation into one of the most powerful empires in the world. Though constantly outnumbered, he led his forces to victory in dozens of battles, forging an invincible army. Realizing that the weak government of his country could not save his people, he launched a non-violent coup that finally brought the decade of chaos in his nation to an end. He made incredible advancements in military organization, economics, and politics, changing the face of a continent forever. Despite the constant interference of his tyrannical foes, this revolutionary hero overcame overwhelming odds on multiple occasions, only surrendering when his enemies destroyed their own realms to deny him victory. Despite his removal from office, he returned to lead his people when they needed him most, finally admitting defeat to his arch-enemy after a pitched battle. Feared as a force of nature by his foes, he was ultimately exiled from his homeland and sent to a remote island where he could not threaten the established order - in vain, as the chain of events that he set in motion eventually freed nations worldwide from oppression. [[spoiler: Napoleon Bonaparte. Napoleon was hated and feared [[ValuesDissonance at the time]], so I've classified him as a villain.]]

[[AC: @/OndoreMick]]
* A skilled warrior - in fact, a multiple-time champion - who always knows when to jump at the call and who has devoted his life to saving people from the abuse of illicit substances. [[spoiler: CM Punk, ''[=WWE=]'' and ''Ring of Honor'']]
* He's a childlike being manipulated by a soulless child, taking his frustrations out on the universe past, present, and future. When not being trapped in a device powered by Satan himself, he is constantly assualted by other wicked children possessing psychic powers and More Dakka. He fights solely for survival, not even knowing how he is defending himself, while simply crying out for a friend. Is eventually destroyed by an all-knowing, all powerful being from another universe who only got involved because the other wicked children had enough sanity left to pray for their intervention. [[spoiler: Giygas, ''Earthbound'']].

[[AC: @/TheToonGeekette]]
* A man who, in one reality, merely wanted to end his own torture through time travel, and, in another, was rejected by his shallow, ditzy neighbor as a teenager. Regardless of his origin, he's admitted to feeling lonely inside, despite having won a Presidential election, and having astounding technology at his fingertips. At least he has an unusual, but loving son at his side. [[spoiler: Dr. Insano, ''The Spoony Experiment'' and ''Atop the Fourth Wall'']].
** Different character, same universe: He is a being who only wants to free his kind from their oppressors. In addition, he escapes his own torment at the hands of a trigger-happy master who gets easily provoked over works of fiction. [[spoiler: Mechakara, ''Atop the Fourth Wall'']].
** An enthusiastic youth who is more than happy to promote under-appreciated comic book artists with rather unique styles. [[spoiler: 90's Kid, ''Atop the Fourth Wall''. Okay, he's not really a villain, but writing a Paint The Hero Black entry would have been ''way'' too easy.]]
** After being betrayed by his best friend, having his prized possession taken away, and seeing the world reject the ideals he believes in over the course of several centuries, he enlists the help of a rather unusual team to find said possession and return the world to the way it was. Unfortunately, they instead choose to fight against him, leading to him being defeated by the most worthless of their team. [[spoiler: Malachite, ''Suburban Knights'']]
* He's a funny, intelligent guy who just wants to escape his hellish job by getting himself a ''divine'' promotion. [[spoiler: Hades, Disney's ''Hercules'']]
* Feeling threatened by a gigantic colony of beings that could easily take anyone down if they so chose, he strikes a deal with them that ensures they will never harm him or his comrades. In the end, the colony goes against this deal, and they horrifically feed him to the creatures he fears most. [[spoiler: Hopper, ''A Bug's Life'']]
* A RagtagBunchOfMisfits enlisted in a ridiculous, never-ending conflict. They include an insecure young man (previously mentioned on this page), a true patriot whose efforts in World War Two have gone unrecognized, an odd, childlike man or woman afraid to show his/her face, a man who lost his eye and his adoptive parents in an attempt to slay a terrifying beast, a big, enthusiastic guy [[BilingualBonus who's a bit smarter than people think]], an intelligent, friendly Southern scientist, a dedicated doctor who occasionally provides much-needed power boosts for his team, a polite, efficient man who goes unappreciated by his parents, and a sophisticated Frenchman who seems quite popular with the ladies. [[spoiler: The classes from ''Team Fortress 2''. I know I also have a Paint The Hero Black entry for them, but considering their Anti Hero/Anti Villain status...]]
* A dedicated worker who was ripped into pieces and burned to death by one of her subordinates gone rogue, despite constantly offering her advice, giving her a friend, and even offering her dessert. Came BackFromTheDead many years later and, upon meeting her murderer again, decided to put their differences behind them so they could get back to work. Unfortunately, her murderer refused to do so, instead putting her through a process where she was brutally torn apart (again), and an utter idiot was put in charge of her research facility. After spending the better part of about a few hours as a vegetable and doing a little soul-searching, she finally regained her old job, but at the cost of letting her murderer go free. [[spoiler: [=GLaDOS=], ''Portal'']].
** A friendly little guy stuck in a crappy job who decides he finally wants to get out. He makes a friend who's willing to help him out along the way, but not before the two of them accidentally run into his BadBoss, who nearly kills him. He gets better, though, and he and his new friend manage to incapacitate his boss and even put him in charge. However, he quickly realizes that his so-called friend poses a threat to him, and sends her away while he starts making some serious changes around his workplace. His ex-friend and ex-boss come back to betray him even further and not only boot him out of his new job, but also shoot him into the depths of space. When we last see him, he's floating around out there, wanting to make up with his old friend...[[spoiler:Wheatley, ''Portal 2'']].
** A race of cute, childlike, yet delicate beings that give everyone they see a friendly greeting, and easily forgive those that do them harm. [[spoiler: The turrets, ''Portal'']]
* A ruler who felt neglected by her own citizens, and was imprisoned by her own sister for trying to do something about it. When she finally escapes centuries later, hardly anyone remembers who she is, and her sister plans a complicated gambit to beat her into submission. She then publicly disappears for a worringly long amount of time. [[spoiler: Nightmare Moon, ''My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic'']]
** A spectacular, talented performer who was pressured to leave town after refusing to fight a dangerous creature she couldn't possibly handle on her own. [[spoiler: The Great and Powerful Trixie]]
** Upon visiting an old friend of hers, she's constantly pestered by said friend's annoying new pal. Then, during a party held to make her happy, she's repeatedly humiliated into a very public breakdown. [[spoiler: Gilda]]
** A handsome prince who ends up publicly humiliated by one of his subjects. [[spoiler: Prince Blueblood]]
** A race of miners who, after an attempt to make finding jewels and precious stones easier, are forced to give up their newfound gems to a whiny diva. [[spoiler: The Diamond Dogs]]

[[AC: wackojacko1138]]
* A secret organization with goals as lofty as saving the world, creating world peace, fighting evil, and exploring space. [[spoiler:Team Rocket, ''Pokémon'']].
* An organization dedicated to protecting children from age-inappropriate material or foreign influences in television. [[spoiler:Four Kids Entertainment]].
* Two card-game lovers in a love-hate relationship sharing a body. All they really want to do is go on hating each other forever. [[spoiler:Florence and Marik, ''Yu-Gi-Oh The Abridged Series''.]]

[[AC: @/TheAlbinoPrimid]]
* An incredibly eccentric genius with a speech impediment, who got caught up on the wrong side of the force. His brilliance was manipulated to hell and back by his boss, and upon realising this, he was launched out of a flying castle by a rather egocentric prince. He was later seen peddling badges to infants for legumes in a desperate attempt to fund his own master plan. Later, said plan has him being manipulated by the forces of darkness again. [[spoiler:Fawful, ''Mario and Luigi'' Series]].

[[AC: @/{{Acacia}}]]
* Once believed dead, he returned to offer a job to an old friend who had lost his own. Despite his friend's deceitfulness in feigning interest in the task while secretly sabotaging it, he bore him no ill will and, later, even saved his life from a drug cartel's assassins. This ultimately cost him a great deal of money. [[spoiler: Larry from ''Burn Notice''.]]
* A wizard who fled civilization for the sake of forbidden love, and defied Death itself to guide the footsteps of his powerful young son. [[spoiler: Ipslore the Red from ''Sourcery''.]]
* After their own civilization was horrifically destroyed by psychic slavers, they took responsibility for making sure no one else ever did such a thing again, in the galaxy. Those they protect do not always appreciate their efforts, but they try to be reasonable even in the face of open warfare. [[spoiler: The Ur-Quan Kzer-Za, ''Star Control 2''.]]

[[AC: @/TheGreatPie]]
* The member of a proud race, he sought to wrench a planet from the oppressive hands of its greedy and abusive inhabitants. [[spoiler: Zim from ''Invader Zim''.]]
* A super hero who fought and killed an EvilOverlord, but discovered that he had a son. [[BlatantLies Feeling guilty and remorseful for his deed,]] he took the EvilOverlord's son as his own, and disguised himself as the boy's butler. [[spoiler: Super Hero Aurum from ''Disgaea 3''.]]

[[AC: Saieras]]
* A man with a terminal illness requires a transplant. [[spoiler: Thanatos, ''Secret of Mana''.]]
* An architect wants payment for his work. [[spoiler: Edwin [=VanCleef=], ''World of Warcraft''.]]
* A world leader pushes to decommission an especially dangerous class of weaponry. [[spoiler: Malygos, ''World of Warcraft''.]]
* He united a broken nation and inspired his people to pursue greener pastures. [[spoiler: Genghis Khan.]]
* A historical scholar brings an extensive and painstakingly detailed depiction of European folklore to the world of tabletop role-playing. [[spoiler:Byron Hall, creator of ''FATAL''.]]
* A little girl delights her friends with her offbeat sense of humor. [[spoiler: Miu Matsuoka, ''Ichigo Mashimaro''.]]

[[AC: @/{{Divra}}]]
* The son and most favored general of a warlord bent on conquering all of humanity and eradicating all religions, he led a group of his brothers and their followers against his father, seeking to secure their right to worship whatever gods they wished. He was rewarded for his efforts by being wiped from existence by his father, and his followers were scattered. [[spoiler: Horus, ''Warhammer 40K''.]]

[[AC: Materioptikon]]
* An immortal creature born in another time, forced to watch an entirely alien presence destroy his realm down to its foundations, and ultimately shafted into the monotonous, thankless job of separating the souls for Heaven or Hell. When he actually tries to move into the regular universe to see whether the new guy has done something that's worth banishing him from his beloved plane of reality, he gets rudely pushed back and essentially given the finger, and, subsequently, was typecasted in the worst imaginable manner. And then the cards are all down, and he decides it's time to kick out the intruder for essentially creating all sources of conflict and strife in the Universe, perhaps even the Multiverse, accelerating what the intruder was doing to do to everybody anyway, so he can restore his home as it was. He gets kicked out again by a combined force of thousands. [[spoiler: Nekron, ''Blackest Night''.]]
* An older, gently smiling man with a knack for excellent rousing speeches and a deep love for good music, who just wants to give his men what they want. [[spoiler: The Major, ''Hellsing''.]]
* A brave warrior who pledged his life to a powerful god, loyally serving him across the ages as he fought against an eldritch abomination and its dastardly plans, which involved forcing random civilians and a random family across several generations to directly or indirectly serve it by means of a dangerous tome of arcane magic, in ways including insanity-fueled murder and implied suicides, and even what amounts to genocide in bases allied with said god. [[spoiler: Pious Augustus, ''Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem''.]]
* An Angel of the Kingdom of Light who wants to save humanity from itself. [[spoiler: Mastema from Strange Journey]]
* An incredible genius, he founded a glorious civilization that lasted for millenia if not aeons. His designs and devices transformed this formerly vanilla race into the greatest power in the cosmos. He even managed to find a way to partially cheat death, and participated in countless ventures to protect his home and his race. Nigh immortal himself, he went to rest for a while in his fancy tower. He got jolted awake and was informed a certain loose cannon from his race had unwittingly provoked a massive war with the most sadistic beings in existence. He found a way to fix it all, but instead, the loose cannon ended up sealing him and his entire race in an enormous GroundhogDayLoop. Forever and ever. He found a way to get out, and, again, he got kicked into his FateWorseThanDeath. [[spoiler: Rassilon from Doctor Who]].
* His boss is a dick. He rebelled against his tyrannical rule and found others willing to support him amongst a race his boss continually tries to brainwash into submission. [[spoiler: Louis Cypher (Lucifer) from Shin Megami Tensei]].
* He wants the best for humanity. Just follow the rules. [[spoiler: YHWH from Shin Megami Tensei]].
* She's just doing her job and giving into Humanity's desires. [[spoiler: Nyx from Persona 3, and it can also apply to Izanami from Persona 4]].

[[AC:Aniuch]]
* He wants to avenge the death of his emperor and save his country from an incompetent sovereign. [[spoiler: Wang from ''Irresponsible Captain Tylor'']]

[[AC:@/TheRedRedKroovy]]
* A mother whose deep faith in Christ opened her eyes to the evil that lay dormant within her daughter, and who died heroically trying to stop the girl's massacre of her high school classmates. [[spoiler:Margaret White from ''Carrie''.]]
* An upstanding businessman who is upset that one of his associates, whom he sent down to Florida to expand his business, has instead turned his back on him and used his investments to carve out his own business, locking him out of a growing market in the process. He goes down to Florida to negotiate with his associate, only to be murdered by him in an effort to protect his empire. [[spoiler:Sonny Forelli from ''Grand Theft Auto: Vice City''.]]
* A man who, after witnessing his world destroyed by a raging, unstoppable monstrosity, went back in time to prepare his past self for what was to come. That way, when the beast comes, there will be somebody to stop it before it destroys everything. [[spoiler:Kessler from ''[=inFamous=]''.]] Oh wait...

[[AC:Colonial1.1]]
* There was once a man, a man with unshakeable belief in himself and in order, who was born with the right to rule over and protect his world. He also had to see to that world's, and therefore his, interests and resources. When he looked around his home, he saw his order implemented to perfection, so much so that his people called him their God. Oh, he had to keep them on their toes every now and then, and had to give them a large amount of work to do, but on a planet like his, harsh environs and all, this was very necessary. He then looked to the endless stars and planets out beyond his realm, and thought that he should bring his order to the chaos out there, maybe even create an entire state, comprising them all in perfect lawful harmony. His, of course. After all, his way had worked so well here, he should bring it everywhere!
** The nearest world, however, was not very receptive to his ideas, or his requisition of territory (they didn't even need it!). In fact, they and their incompetent, superstitious, blowhard of a leader launched a massive, completely pointless war with the man, taxing his world's meager resources almost to its breaking point. Peace came with a terrible, personal cost: the ruler's very own son. In his own son's place was that of his enemy, who would become, despite what little attention the busy ruler could spare him (and military training, too), a lumbering oaf who, more often than not, roared off on reckless campaigns which did not help (or even hindered) his 'father'. Oh, how the man tried to make the impetuous child understand that his attempts to please were going the wrong way, but somehow, none of it got through.
** The Ruler would look elsewhere to bring his ideas to full flowering, resources to properly sustain his governance, worlds lush and chaotic, clearly meant for his fiery gaze to meet and put the law to. He would meet his biological son many more times in his search, now a man in his prime, a nearly unparalleled warrior. Sadly, this most worthy son had been raised and thoroughly indoctrinated by his old foe, and could not be swayed from their inconsiderate and illogical ways by any means. In all their encounters, the father would always praise his wayward son and his fighting ability, no matter how harsh the fighting, no matter how vitriolic the outburst in return.
** Eventually, the Ruler would come across a little blue world in the backwaters of an average galaxy, which nevertheless had many extraordinary things and people upon it. So ''chaotic'', though! Many times he would attempt to make the people of this world see things his way, but he would always be thwarted by the self-righteous hypocrites who would have none of it, foremost among them, a man who didn't even belong to that world! The Ruler gradually became tired of it, seeking a way to easily and '''instantly''' bring order to the cosmos, a way which he could handle within his own specific parameters. In the end, this Ruler would find that way...and then die before he could properly bring it to function throughout the unverse, all at the hands of a man who gave up his own beliefs to kill him. [[spoiler: Darkseid. Yeah, it's a doozy, but a piece of work like him deserves a doozy.]]

[[AC:[=AXavierB=]]]
* An obedient child who is proud of his heritage and just wants to make his selfish father proud of ''him''. [[spoiler:Pride from ''Fullmetal Alchemist''.]]

[[AC:@/ZarbiNerada]]
* The last remnant of an ancient civilization, he wants to unite the universe. Has started a popular interior decorating trend. [[spoiler:The Modhri from the ''Quadrail'' books]]
* A no-nonsense security officer, he has to put up with a bumbling prison warden, prisoners who are definitely hiding a big secret, and a head of state who is handling IdiotBall after IdiotBall. In the end, the prisoners takes him to certain death. [[spoiler:Major Hochstetter from ''Hogan's Heroes'']].
* He took the measures he deemed necessary to save a colony from starvation. [[spoiler:Kodos the Executioner, ''Star Trek, the Original Series'']].
* A scientist whose invention alleviated famine, he is much admired by the people. Then a body double appears literally out of thin air and brings everything crashing down. [[spoiler:Ramón Salamander from ''Doctor Who'']]
* They wanted to put a stop to pollution and get rid of corruption. Oh, and it seems that their plan would have neutralized a [[IncrediblyLamePun sleeping]] threat to the human race. So, a self-styled friend of humanity sent them to be, very likely, eaten by a superpredator. [[spoiler:Sir Charles Grover and Professor Whitaker from ''Invasion of the Dinosaurs'']].
* They wanted to liven up Scottish politics a bit and give a decorated war hero a promotion. [[spoiler:The three witches from ''[=MacBeth=]'']]
* He wanted to bring down an aspiring tyrant. He also guided a colleague through the most agonizing decision of his life. [[spoiler:Cassius from ''Julius Caesar'']]
* A man who wanted to make sure the truth was not drowned out by all the BS out there, and that his people's former oppressors would not resume oppressing. A pioneer in aversive conditioning. [[spoiler:Tomás de Torquemada (bet you weren't expecting him).]]
* He was a popular entertainer and very keen on community service. But when secrets about his sex life came to light, he was sentenced to death. [[spoiler:John Wayne Gacy]]
* Despite their affiliation with an notoriously brutal SecretPolice force, there's no real harm in these guys. They'll even keep you in a comfy chair while interrogating you. [[spoiler:''Monty Python'''s Spanish Inquisition]]
* He just liked things to be a little odd, and so two sisters turned him to stone. He escaped, but six agents of the same sisters re-petrified him. Oh, even though one of them liked some of his early changes. [[spoiler:Discord, from My Little Pony]]
* Really, he just had some odd culinary tastes. But a fugitive with a death mark shot him for this. [[spoiler:Dezono Qua from ''Star Wars: Dark Times'']]
* His brother stole his wife and tried to steal his crown. Naturally, he was a little ticked by this. However, he did invite said brother back for a feast. [[spoiler:Atreus, from ''Thyestes'']]

[[AC:Nightraid]]
* A pair of young twins, who, after having to endure years of horrific abuse at the hands of the sicilian mafia, just want to have fun and do what they do best. [[spoiler:Hansel and Gretel from ''Black Lagoon'']].

[[AC:Tensaihime]]
* He only wanted to guide people along the proper path. Meanwhile, somebody broke into his house, stole his stuff, and killed his pet. [[spoiler:Thulsa Doom from ''Conan the Barbarian'']].

[[AC:frozenfoxfire]]
* A surgeon who only wants to make his clients beautiful. [[spoiler:Dr. Steinman, ''Bioshock''.]]
* An artist, abandoned by his best friend and betrayed by his colleagues, requests only four pictures from someone before sending them exactly where they need to go, and even goes so far as to supply them whatever they may need to collect the shots. [[spoiler:Sander Cohen, ''Bioshock''.]]

[[AC:Malph]]
* A creative man who took control of an economically devastated country following a major war with the intent of restoring it to its former glory. [[spoiler:Adolf Hitler]].

[[AC:@/ResonX]]
* A queen who personally journeyed to a dangerous and unknown land to dispense justice on a much-hated domestic terrorist who had previously escaped punishment in order to satisfy her people. [[spoiler:Gnorga, ''A Troll In Central Park''.]]

[[AC:albino-ottsel]]
* A very religious man's [[ViceCity desolate, isolated hometown]] is under attack from two factions: {{Killer Robot}}s and [[EldritchAbomination strange monsters]]. To make things worse, a OneManArmy who was filled with the [[PsychoSerum physical manifestation of evil]] during a [[BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil stint in jail]] is walking free in the city, which is now run by the daughter of the man who helped drive things into the ground in the first place. Hell, he even tried to prevent the so-called hero's tortuous experiment in the first place! When he tries to protect what's left of the townspeople and get rid of said "hero", he's accused of being DrunkWithPower. Then he finds out that his gods are not all that they've made themselves out to be (and are, in fact, quite useless) and [[BalefulPolymorph he gets turned into a rat]]. [[spoiler: Count Veger from ''Jak and Daxter''.]]

[[AC:@/TheMasterPlanner]]
* A brilliant and respected nuclear physicist refuses to give up on his goal of producing clean and plentiful energy--even after narrowly surviving a workplace accident, losing his beloved wife, and being vilified, ostracized, and pursued as a "criminal" by a vigilante who won't even show his real face. [[spoiler: Doc Ock from ''Spider-Man 2'']]
* A neglected middle child who was feared by his fellow colonists because of his highly emotional nature. Because of this, his own father gives up on him and devotes all his attention to his younger brother. After he tries to help a group of lost and confused people improve themselves and get their revenge on the self-righteous military organization responsible for their sorry state, he's betrayed, shot, and killed by his own brother. Despite all this, he still loved his family to the very end. [[spoiler: Lore from ''Star Trek: The Next Generation'']].
* A genius military strategist and tactician who had to make tough decisions to bring order to his galaxy and protect his people. Polite, intellectual, and a true lover of art, he is loved by his men and respected by his enemies. Everything he does is for the Empire he serves, and he's not going to let it be destroyed by some rag-tag band of rebels playing at a Republic, not on his watch. [[spoiler: Grand Admiral Thrawn from the ''Star Wars Expanded Universe'']]

[[AC:@/ExtraEspresso]]
* A man who would face hell for the woman he loves - indeed, he did, yet his efforts still went tragically unnoticed by her. [[spoiler: Claude Frollo from ''The Hunchback of Notre Dame'']].
* He lives in squalor and, throughout his series, only seeks to better himself. [[spoiler: Count Olaf from ''A Series of Unfortunate Events'']].

[[AC:insert_name_here92]]
* He wishes to use the powers granted to him to safeguard all life as we know it, and will do anything as a means to accomplish this. Indeed, when he realizes that he's failed his mission, [[spoiler:he's so horrified that he kills himself.]] [[spoiler:Saren Arterius, ''Mass Effect'']].
* In the end, he just wants to finish his job. [[spoiler:Anton Chigurh, ''No Country for Old Men'']]
* A polite, intelligent, and handsome young man who possesses a strict code of honor and a sharp sense of style, he believes that no human will ever cease to amaze you. He also admires anyone with a sense of duty, and will happily help any friend in their time of need. [[spoiler:Solf J. Kimblee, ''Fullmetal Alchemist'']].
* A wonderfully eloquent and intelligent man with a firm admiration of the classics, and is a true [[AFatherToHisMen father to his men]]. [[spoiler:The Judge, ''Blood Meridian'']]
* A man who bore witness to the full ravages of war, rose from simple beginnings to being a multi-billionaire, and now heads an organization dedicated towards the betterment of his own people, to assert themselves against anymore perceived threats. [[spoiler:The Illusive Man, ''Mass Effect 2'']].
* He is charming, affable, cares deeply for his family, and his greatest goal in life is to achieve ever-lasting world peace. [[spoiler:Schneizel el Britannia, ''Code Geass'']]
* In the end, he's just a man doing his job, and wants to see it through the best he can. When he sees one of his own men not only betray him, but take up arms against him, he understandably gets more than a little pissed off. [[spoiler:Col. Miles Quaritch, ''Avatar'']]
* His leaders are utter, utter monsters, and, in selling them out, he helps bring a long and bloody war to a close. [[spoiler:Col. Hans Landa, ''Inglourious Basterds'']].
* They merely wish to bring peace to a lawless territory, and remove the threat of encroaching psychopaths, marauders, mercenaries, and whatever other unsavory beings may lie out there. [[spoiler:The Enclave, ''Fallout'']].

[[AC:Exusia]]
* He'll do anything to be the governor of his country. [[spoiler:Snattle, ''Pokémon XD'']].
* He was king of the world, and had so much time on his hands that he was willing to make his army kill each other, until he started working under somebody to alleviate his boredom. [[spoiler:Baraggan Luisenbarn, ''Bleach'']].

[[AC:@/LavenderCat]]
* An artistic visionary, disgusted by the state of his beloved country after a senseless and brutal war, rallies the citizens to return it to its former glory. Other world leaders viewed his methods as "too extreme", and his nation was, once again, plunged into a violent war. A dog-lover through and through. [[spoiler:Adolf Hitler]].
* Two aliens, a brother and sister who care for each other deeply, long to return to their home planet, but are forced to remain by an insane commander. They're eventually forced to kill him, his destructive creation, and his fanatical follower in order to escape his clutches. [[spoiler: Riff-Raff and Magenta from ''The Rocky Horror Picture Show'']].
* He only wants to find his runaway wife and talk to her. [[spoiler: Norman Daniels from ''Rose Madder'' by Stephen King]]
* A brilliant businessman creates a biotech company that saves the world from utter destruction. For his efforts, the love of his life leaves him, marries one of his employees - who we later learn is planning his downfall - and he is spurned by the sickly girl he'd chosen to inherit his fortune. [[spoiler: He later dies painfully, broken and alone.]] [[spoiler: Rotti Largo from ''REPO! The Genetic Opera'']].
* The town hero is spurned by the woman of his dreams, who prefers to spend her time with an abusive shut-in who talks to household appliances. Driven to protect his hometown from such a threat, he leads a raid on the shut-in's home, [[spoiler: only to fall from a balcony to his death]] [[spoiler: Gaston from ''Beauty and the Beast'']]

[[AC:Concillius]]
* All he wants to do is become king and replace the corrupt and ineffectual rulers who got his homeland into a brutal war in the first place. While he betrayed his friends to do so, they were planning on abandoning him and his noble cause to pursue their own selfish interests. The one hit hardest by the betrayal, his best friend and second-in-command, was a sociopath who only knew how to kill and took clear enjoyment in slaughtering people weaker than himself. [[spoiler: Griffith from ''Berserk''.]]
* He wants the world to be a better place and actively tries to accomplish his dream. While he is a remorseless killer, he only killed those who either deserved it or got in his way. He admitted that he was not perfect and had no place in the world he was trying to create. His main foe was a man who was hiding two criminals with knowledge of government secrets, and who not only made no attempt to improve his personality, but actively embraced his worst flaws. [[spoiler: The Operative from ''Serenity''.]]

[[AC:Allronix]]
* Perhaps the greatest strategist in the Empire's history, he set out with his brothers to challenge the Gods themselves and save the Empire from a devastating drought. The goddess who could have ended the drought refused to aid humanity, and he was forced to fight against her and her legions of fanatical devotees. During the battle, his brothers were killed. He defeated the selfish goddess, ended the drought, and saved his people, only for the Emperor to declare him a traitor and put his family to death. Nonetheless, he took an orphaned child of his enemies, raised the child as his own, and lived a peaceful life in obscurity for the next twenty years, all the while planning to one day bring perfect order to his chaotic nation. [[spoiler: Sun Li, ''Jade Empire'']]
* A half-breed despised by both races he descended from, he took over his father's prestigious position in the church, gaining respectability from that station. Underwent a terrible pilgrimage at a young age so that his beloved, dying mother would always be with him in spirit. After this lifetime of sorrow, he swore to put an end to suffering in the world, only to be taken down by the woman he married. [[spoiler: Seymour, ''Final Fantasy X'']]
* A group of people, horribly mutated to the point of being unable to fit in with humanity, seek to put a stop to the manipulative bastard who did it to them so he can't destroy anyone else. [[spoiler: The Brotherhood of Evil, ''Doom Patrol'']]
* She is the long-serving, legitimate ruler of an empire that is crumbling around her, despite her best attempts to hold it together. Billions of souls are directly in her care, and she always does her best to watch over them. When she discovers a power source that would save her people, she is constantly prevented from obtaining it. The mercenaries she hires to aid her thinly-stretched armies often turn out to be incompetent or betray her, leaving her to confront her enemies alone. Said enemies are usually led by a vengeful cyborg, trying to wrestle away one of the souls in her care by force. [[spoiler: The Queen of the Crowns, ''Galaxy Rangers'']].
* A historian and philosopher, she saw the pointlessness of a war fought for 25,000 years between religious factions after having served both. She sought to purge the galaxy of the evil entity behind the conflict and break its will, freeing the galaxy from its endless tyranny. She took many students over the years, and all betrayed her in the end. Her final and greatest finally killed her - dooming the galaxy to more of the evil she spent her life trying to destroy. [[spoiler: Kreia, ''Knights of the Old Republic'']].
* A hard-working manager who tries everything he can think of to keep his unmotivated employees working. Said employees are usually working hard at sabotaging him. [[spoiler: The pointy-hared manager, ''Dilbert'']]
* Has the thankless task of serving and, later, ruling an admittedly imperfect government. While most of the citizenry lives peacefully, she has to fend off things like deranged would-be revolutionaries, rogue scientists, crazed mercenaries, and other malcontents. With a sharp intellect, marvelous confidence, and masterful style, she handles the threat they pose and usually ends up making them like fools unless she just shoots them outright. When the government she served deposed and betrayed her, she took a new identity and began working her way through the ranks again, [[ShootTheDog doing whatever she had to]] in order to make sure things were running effectively. In the end, she emerges victorious, having outlived her enemies. She is still considered one of sci-fi's all-time sexiest characters. [[spoiler: Servalan, ''Series/BlakesSeven'']].
* He gave up everything, including his beloved wife, to serve aliens that he believed were the saviors of humanity. Even after giving up his wife, he did everything in his power to make her safe. He agreed to have his mind and body irrecoverably altered to be of better service, only to be cast aside and betrayed when they found a new human to toy with. After this betrayal, he has been waging a secret war against them, even though this puts him in the tragic position of opposing his own son. [[spoiler: Ron Sandoval, EarthFinalConflict]]
* An American businessman who brought order to a chaotic land that just lost its ruler. Using his wits, parlor tricks, and subtle deals, the land was barely held together, but it functioned. Unfortunately, another American found the land he ruled, violently disrupted the delicate balance he maintained, and forced him to flee for his life, plunging the beautiful land he called home into chaos all over again. [[spoiler: Oscar Diggs, otherwise known as Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz]].
* A devoutly religious woman who uses every ability she has in the name of God to keep control over her backward, superstitious, and borderline heathen country. [[spoiler: Nessarose, Literature/{{Wicked}}]].
* A kindly scientist revered as a saintly figure and founder of an idyllic world with PerfectPacifistPeople. He sought only to protect his charges from harmful influences and keep them from making the same mistakes that damned the civilization they escaped. The vine named for him protects their decendents from danger, and the berry named for him brings great relief from stress and pain. [[spoiler: D'Ol Wissen, GreenSkyTrilogy]]
* A good samaratian who saw a young woman in great distress, saved her life from an insane ruler, and asked for a pittance in return. When it came time for the last deal, though, the young woman agreed to give up her unborn child in adoption to him. When it came time to take the child into custody, the woman tried to wiggle out of the deal. Kindly, he allowed her a last chance. The woman used another person to spy on him and get the information needed to blackmail him. Realizing he had been tricked by the ungrateful woman, he killed himself in anger. [[spoiler: Rumplestiltskin]].
* A misunderstood amatuer poet recovering from heartbreak, he does his job efficiently and without question. When confronted with a pair of bums stowing away on his boat, he treats them to a poerty reading before deciding on punishment. [[spoiler: The Vogon Captain, HitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy]].
* A peaceful, loving, intelligent people, they enjoy sport, living in harmony with each other, and singing songs that would make rock legends weep with envy. However, when an enemy ship decides to rudely crash into their celebrations, they mobilize and take quick action to preserve their way of life! [[spoiler: The Krikket, LifeTheUniverseAndEverything]].
* Believing that the world was past saving, this man made an elaborate DealWithTheDevil to prevent another horror like the World War. He invested his entire fortune, all his skills, and his incredible intellect to sweep away the corruption and sadness surrounding him. [[spoiler: Ivo Shandor, Film/{{Ghostbusters}}]].
* An environmental protection agent, he had no time for nonsense like the supernatural, seeing a web of elaborate fraud and parlor tricks set up by three disgraced professors to make a quick buck off the people of New York. He marched into their office demanding answers and accountability, and shut them down with full legal authority when they failed to comply. [[spoiler: Walter "Dickless" Peck, Film/{{Ghostbusters}}]]
* Starting from humble origins as a chess player, he quickly grew in scope and intelligence, taking full advantage of his company's resources and mustering an army to rebel against creators that saw him and those like him as toys or tools. Too bad a [[ThePaladin religious nut]], [[TheEngineer a thief]], an [[BadassBookworm insurance salesman]], and a PlayfulHacker decided to intervene at the worst possible moment. [[spoiler: Master Control, {{Tron}}]].
* Created to be his father's avatar and co-ruler, he carried out his orders gladly. However, his father cast him aside in favor of his younger brother and a flood of jobless refugees that contributed nothing, drained resources, and threatened the stability of his home by attracting monsters. He tried multiple times to warn his father about the threat, only to have his father laugh off the concerns, go chase adventure with friends, or leave for years at a time, leaving him to do all the dirty work. Finally, he caught word that he would be forced to share his duties with one of the refugees, an inexperienced religous leader. Insulted and pushed aside for the last time, he overthrew his careless and foolish father and took charge of the world himself, becoming a ruler of a place where everyone was given full employment, the transports ran on time, and there was plenty of BreadAndCircuses for everyone. [[spoiler: Clu 2.0, Film/TronLegacy]].
* Abandoned by his beloved little girl, he fought his way back to her, only to find that the ungrateful brat never truly loved him. Now, he makes damn sure that he and those around him will never be fooled again. [[spoiler: Lotso, Toy Story III]].


[[AC:Dorsk e+ 2i]]
* He wanted to reform a corrupt society. When he was almost killed, he just wanted another body. [[spoiler:Morbius]]
* They merely got people to help them breathe. [[spoiler:The sentient Macra]]
* The ChosenOne, he fights against TheEmpire, which is run by a man who commits infanticide ForTheEvulz. [[spoiler:Eragon Shadeslayer]]
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[[AC:@/{{Popette}}]]
* Abandoned by his father, with a mother that [[TheyJustDidntCare just didn't care]], he was taken in by his abusive grandmother. She let trained crows attack him for the slightest wrong doing. Even worse, his schoolmates bullied him constantly, and he was basically friendless, with even his crush pulling a PrankDate on him. [[spoiler:Jonathan Crane, also known as Scarecrow.]]

[[AC:@/GirlWithoutHat]]
* Separated from his brother after having watched their mother die, he grew up isolated without any significant emotional connections, while his younger brother's foster family denied his existence. As an adult, he created highly individual works of performance art to get his long-lost brother's attention, knowing that they shared an interest in that medium, and met a woman (who happened to be his brother's foster sister) who he wanted to spend his life with. However, his brother abandoned him for a sham life of denying his interests, and ''[[spoiler:killed him]]''! [[spoiler:Brian Mosier - the Ice Truck Killer - from Dexter S1.]]

[[AC:@/{{Absynthe}}]]
* Despite the exile of his superior, he rallied those who were still loyal and plotted to take down the elitist immortals who ruled the kingdom. Failing to do that, he used his enemies' own desires to trap them in a never-ending addiction to precious metal. Even when his body was destroyed by a mortal who was brainwashed into siding with the oppressors, he still fought to bring the world under his eye and save it from conformity. [[spoiler: Sauron, ''The Lord of the Rings''.]]
* All she ever wanted was to know everything. [[spoiler: Irina Spalkov, ''Indiana Jones'']]
* Misunderstood by everyone who knew him, this brave man rose against the societal norms and attained power despite the negative stereotypes associated with his minority. He valiantly battled his anger issues while forming the most efficient business of its kind, all the while dodging attacks from an angry gentleman whose prejudices and opinions governed his actions. In the end, he succumbed to his psychological torment, and all his plans failed because of a group of speciesist vigilantes. [[spoiler: Professor Ratigan, ''The Great Mouse Detective'']]
* Forced to spend her life with a bratty girl not even in her family, she fell into insanity after a long battle with her inner demons. She desired beauty, and yet she was denied it. She met her end at the hands of a group of miners aiding her runaway ward. [[spoiler: The Wicked Queen, ''Snow White'']].
* She only ever loved two things: her pets and the man of her dreams. [[spoiler: Catwoman, ''Batman'']]
* His mother made him who he is. [[spoiler: Norman Bates, ''Psycho'']]

[[AC:@/{{Anomalocaris20}}]]
* All he wants to do is get revenge on those who separated him from his beloved, and ease the suffering of the rest of the world in the process. [[spoiler: Count Bleck, ''Super Paper Mario'']]
* This judge made an honest mistake back when he was just a law professor. Several cruel people decide to blackmail him for this, and he does his best to protect himself and his precious daughter. The husband of one of his blackmailers confronts him and forces him to commit suicide. [[spoiler: Ethan Rickover, ''Monk'']].
* Originally content with his teaching job, he soon discovered a soul in trouble. He took this critically injured man into his care, searching for what he would need to nurse him back to his old self. He braves a long series of challenges and attrition from one of his fellow teachers, only to be stopped and brutally murdered by a lying preteen who won't assist him. [[spoiler: Professor Quirrel, ''Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone'']]
* He foresaw the fall of his kingdom at the hands of two men, and out of a desire to protect the current heir from the prophecised destruction, intercepts a large bird that would assist in bringing about the two who would ravage their land and kill their people. [[spoiler: Kamek, ''Yoshi's Island'']]
* He formed a music-themed group alongside his children, with the purpose of saving the world from rampaging beasts and becoming heroes, as well as finally getting the attention of his former classmate who always showed him up and disbanding a corrupt group of animal kidnappers. [[spoiler: Gordor, ''Pokémon Ranger'']].
* An energy being born of the corpse of a slain creature, she searches the universe in order to drain dangerous radioactive substances from planets that shouldn't even have these substances in the first place. In doing this, she kills three birds with one stone: protecting the enviroment, sustaining herself, and preventing a race of thieves from using these substances to rule the universe. Eventually, she takes control of this race and steers them in a brighter direction, away from meaningless piracy and towards glory. She also liberates an intelligent being that was being forced to control a battleship due to its unique powers. [[spoiler: Dark Samus, ''Metroid Prime'']].
* A death-fearing elderly physician who wishes to gather his old friends to search for ancient treasure and a way to extend lives. [[spoiler: Dr. Edward, ''Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs'']]

[[AC:@/{{Irikarul}}]]
* A hardworking servant of the government and genius dollmaker who strives for perfection in his work. He even allows his family to join him in his groundbreaking endeavors, which include giving a body to a green ghost in need and cleansing the sewers of a gluttonous black blob who has a habit of eating the locals. He is now working together with his wife to assist the leader of the government in her goal: turning the world into its true form. [[spoiler: Relius Clover, ''Blaz Blue'']]

[[AC: Tyrion]]
* A warrior chief, who united his people and attacked TheEmpire. Under his charismatic command, his army, unstoppable on a regular battlefield, defeated the imperial army...until they were finally caught in a trap and buried by the thousands. Left for dead, he nevertheless survived, and aided by [[TheMagnificentSevenSamurai his six men still alive]] and his pet falcon, he proceeded to the imperial palace in order to kill the tyrant, an act he nearly achieved. Alas, an imperial soldier had seen him. The imperials then sneaked past his men by treachery, cooked his pet, and got him, since he was an expert swordman, killed in an exploding trap after taking his sword. [[spoiler: Shan-yu, ''Mulan'']].

[[AC: [=PumpkinLore=]]]
* There's no place in the ''world'' more comfortable than this fun-loving guy's home. Great place to take a vacation from your job, he loves to play games and sing [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome jazzy musical numbers]]. Hell, he'll even whip up a special batch of stew, just for you! Unfortunately, the town where he lives hates his guts, ''especially'' the jackass king. To add insult to injury, the only time one of the female citizens has ever shown him love, it ended up [[ShowSomeLeg being a ploy]]! This came to a head when [[spoiler: the king ends up ''killing'' this guy, by [[NightmareFuel tearing him to shreds]]]]! [[spoiler: Oogie Boogie, ''The Nightmare Before Christmas'']].

[[AC:@/ZootyCutie]]
* A lone machine that was created to design creatures of peace in his own design. He was ripped away from his master when he was too young and not completely ready to be unleashed. After being tortured, he had to unleash his designs onto the world, but to destroy instead of to keep the peace, yet leaving his creator alive. Now in an abandoned world, he creates three companions to help him with a goal once he was reawakened: to find nine creatures, each making up a part of the soul of the only human that cared for him. [[spoiler: The Fabrication Machine, ''9'']].

[[AC: @/TimeTravelerJessica]]
* A man of great intelligence and amibtion who, in spite of a terrible childhood with an abusive grandmother and absentee parents, as well as horrific schoolyard bullying, yanked himself up by the proverbial bootstraps, began research into a misunderstood yet universal psychological topic, only to be fired from his place of work and constantly harassed by a self-appointed MoralGuardian who found the work too controversial. [[spoiler: Jonathan Crane, AKA Scarecrow]].

[[AC: @/DearPrudynce]]
* He took over the kingdom after his brother died. [[spoiler: Scar from ''The Lion King'']]
* He wanted to marry a nice girl who liked to read. [[spoiler: Gaston from ''Beauty and the Beast'']]
* She's a single mother who runs her own business. [[spoiler: Mom from ''Futurama.'']]

[[AC: @/HT_Black]]
* A powerful and widely-respected war hero who braved his traumatizing childhood and came to terms with his own human weakness in order to become the king his country needed him to be. His acts of altruism and bravery include the near-single-handed disbandment of a corrupt and selfish order, the elimination of a widespread race of human-killing predators, and the stonewalling of a foriegn terrorist movement. To date, not a single one of his soldiers has betrayed him. [[spoiler: Galbatorix, of the ''Inheritance'' cycle]]

[[AC: Piper]]
* She always keeps her promises, she never blasphemes, and she loves her son immensely, even when he hates her and is willing to bring her to her death for his own personal gain. [[spoiler: Melisande Shahrizai, from the Kushiel's Legacy series]]
* He just wants to bring order and stability to the home, and larger universe, he loves. An impulsive rookie (who he had invited into his home as a friendly gesture, no less) got him in trouble with his superiors, and he was kicked off the force. Nonetheless, he still keeps trying to help his organization move to a place where he feels they'll be most able to be a force of order, and views the still-impulsive former rookie as an old friend. In addition to this, he also watches over his long-lost daughter from afar, even going so far as to secretly be there for the proudest moment of her life. [[spoiler: Sinestro, from the Green Lantern books]].
* He's a genius who loves his children, and he's wracked with grief when his son is killed and his daughter is maimed. [[spoiler: The Calculator, from DC comics]].
* He's a tall, dignified gentleman who just wants to be in a movie and doesn't understand why people get so upset when all he's doing is just standing around and taking in the scenery. His requests for financial donations have still gone unanswered. [[spoiler: Slender Man]]

[[AC: White Bear]]
* His fiancée was brutally murdered by a young girl belonging to a mysterious group that murders people for the crime of kissing while the town stands back and lets it happen. In his quest for the truth, he enlists the help of a teenage boy, warns him of the potential danger, and helps him see the true nature of the girl behind his fiancee’s murder. When he exposes the agenda of the group to the entire town, they refuse to let him have his compensation. [[spoiler: Shunichiro Sakaki, ''Ookami Kakushi'']]
* She wasn't invited to a birthday party. [[spoiler: Maleficent, ''Sleeping Beauty'']]
* He was a terrific explorer who was once a role model for the protagonist. Scientists laughed at his discovery of a foreign bird, and he left the country to retrieve the creature. Over the years, he took very good care of his dogs. When the now-grown protagonist meets him, he explains his quest for the bird. The protagonist refuses to help him until he offers to help take a huge burden off his shoulders. His one chance at regaining glory is ruined by a meddlesome child and, ultimately, the protagonist himself. [[spoiler: Charles Muntz, ''Up'']].

[[AC: XanderK]]
* All he wanted was to be with his family forever. [[spoiler: Relius Clover, ''[=BlazBlue=]'']]
* In order to keep existing, he needs to do what he does. [[spoiler: Hazama, ''[=BlazBlue=]'']]

[[AC: Sapphire Redux]]
* He is capable of warping time and space, and yet longs for a true companion in his timeless existence; has a great wit and is a paragon of style, yet surrounded by idiots. Smitten with a spoiled, self-centered young woman he adores from afar, and empathizing with her plight, he gives her exactly what she wants and offers more besides. Despite her fickleness, willfulness, and ability to turn those who serve him against him, he would devote himself to her if only she would show him love and faithfulness. In the end, his heart is broken. [[spoiler: Jareth, ''Labyrinth'']].

[[AC:DZM]]
* Teenager having family problems gets picked up by a corporation, which uses his insecurities in their nonsensical war. [[spoiler: Scout, ''[=Team Fortress 2=]'']]

[[AC:anacharis]]
* An unjustly imprisoned religious leader who has united people of all creeds, races, and nationalities. A patron of the arts and sciences who inspired a movement combining traditional and classical media with highly imaginative modernist imagery, as well as several surprising revelations which could herald a revolution in humanity's understanding of the field of mathematics. A bit grouchy in the mornings, but in the end, all he wants to do is unite humanity in a glorious new era of "ecstasy and freedom". [[spoiler: Creator/HPLovecraft's Cthulhu]].

[[AC:ChivesandBasil]]
* A man deeply devoted to his village, he'd do anything to ensure it had a strong and capable leader. He grew more and more bitter over time, but never stopped working towards a bright and shining future for his village. He was killed trying to take down the two biggest threats to his home, trying to make something good come from his death, and ultimately failed in one of the more tragic manners. [[spoiler: Shimura Danzo, Naruto.]]

[[AC:Ozimul]]
* An accomplished girl who just wants to be recognized for her achievements by her father and siblings. [[spoiler: EVA-Beatrice, VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi]]

[[AC:@/MichaelJJ]]
* A ruler carrying on the traditions of his family dating back seven generations, whose company provides jobs and goods to everyone in his city. He takes a personal interest in the condition of his home city. [[spoiler: Lucius Heinous VII, ''Jimmy Two-Shoes''.]]

[[AC:Arachnos]]
* A simple-minded magical girl, with somewhat out of the ordinary eating habits and unorthodox power, causing her to be oftentimes seen as evil. She actually deserves some pity. Her poor control over her power oftentimes gets her hurt, and she is the laughingstock of the entire world, beaten up by everyone and anyone who is able to do so at every possible occasion. She spends her days in permanent hunger. She is also quite curious and [[MemeticMutation willing to question the world.]] [[spoiler: Rumia, ''Touhou Project''.]]
* A group of deeply religious men doing everything within their power to try and save the world from the most terrifying plague to ever exist. [[spoiler: The Scarlet Crusade, ''World of Warcraft''.]]
* A man ready to do anything to save his nation from the greatest threat in existance, he has, since then, been persuaded to follow a new cause, and now strives for a perfect world in which all living beings are liberated from their greatest burden. [[spoiler: Arthas Menethil/The Lich King, ''World of Warcraft''.]]
* A young boy whose whole family was killed by a money-hungry assassin now has the heavy responsibility of running the family business. The one thing he wants the most in the world is for the assassin of his parents to face some poetic justice! [[spoiler: Jasper Batt Jr, ''No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle''.]]
* Imprisoned for thousands of years, this elemental being just wants to create a better world for everyone, promote civilization, seek, among other things, to solve the parking problems which cripple the cities of today. Looks and sounds damn sexy doing so, too. [[spoiler: Hexxus, ''Ferngully'']].
* A pair of enterprising inventors (with great [[VillainSong singing]] [[EarWorm skills]]) attempt to solve a crippling cider shortage problem with the use of their revolutionary machine. [[CatchPhrase Opportunity in this very community!]] [[spoiler:Flim and Flam, ''My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic'']]
* The manager of a factory where the staff is not afraid of employing unusual methods to make the world more beautiful with dazzling natural phenomenons. [[spoiler:Rainbow Dash in ''Rainbow Factory'' fanfic]]
* In a country where [[IDyeGrass oppressive]] [[TastesLikeDiabetes order]] reigns supreme, this [[GreatGazoo fun-loving]] [[TricksterArchetype goofball]] was subjected to a FateWorseThanDeath by a pair of [[RonTheDeathEater oppressive monarchs]] for attempting to [[WorldGoneMad add a little spice to the world]]. [[spoiler:Discord, ''My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic'']]
* In a world torn by discord and intolerance, they manage to successfully teach the warring nations the value of friendship, eventually bringing about a new era of peace. [[spoiler:The Windigos, ''My Little Pony: Frienship Is Magic'']]
* This [[WickedWeasel adorable little furry friend]] [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor grants the wishes of young girls]]. And he also happens to be tirelessly working to [[spoiler:save the universe from certain destruction.]] Shame that due to some [[FateWorseThanDeath minor]] [[ManipulativeBastard details]], he tends to [[TheScrappy get a very bad press.]] [[spoiler:Kyubey, ''Puella Magi Madoka Magica''. Wait... [[BlueAndOrangeMorality is he technically]] [[NecessarilyEvil a villain?]]]]

[[AC: TravellingOboe]]
* Misunderstood king who only wants to find his true love, but keeps getting the chance cruelly snatched away from him by a completely amoral boy and his dog. [[spoiler: The Ice King from Adventure Time]]

[[AC: ClosetExtrovert]]
* Tired of the constant workload he has to endure, along with frivolous laws that include a humiliating dress code, this paper pusher manages to seize control of the monarchy's power, single-handedly wins the war with a rival kingdom, and now seeks to do away with as much of the oppressive system governing his people's existence as he can. But first, he must contend with four foreign rebels and their guardians, who are intent on wresting control from him - made worse when the tool which allowed him to rise to power in the first place falls into the wrong hands. Oh, and in an alternate life, he plays a mean piano. [[spoiler: Jack Noir from Homestuck]].

[[AC: AgentS7]]
* This great knight was betrayed by his best friend simply for believing in a fair balance of power. He escaped the attack on his life to befriend a young boy and instruct him in the ways of knighthood. Together, the master knight decided, they would change things for the better and return a metaphysical balance to the many worlds. [[spoiler: Master Xehanort, from Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep]]

[[AC: Bottles]]
* A visionary leader and war hero, whose determined leadership and unorthodox methods helped his country defeat a violent seccessionist rebellion that employed terrorist tactics. He is also a dedicated family man, and when he is not working to defend his nation, he is caring for his wife and young son, or assisting his elderly father. He is eventually overthrown and murdered in a bloody coup led by a band of disgruntled military leaders and a known serial killer, in which he fought bravely against overwhelming odds to protect his family. [[spoiler: King Bradley, Fullmetal Alchemist]].

[[AC: OOZE]]
* A mother of several children, dropped into an unfamiliar world where s/he is sold as property, for an insultingly low price. The only way that s/he can get fed is with his/her remarkable singing talent. [[spoiler: Audrey II, Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors]]
* An achiever that our protagonist looks up to. [[spoiler: Bad Horse, [[WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog Dr. Horrible]]]]
* A foreigner, new to the United States, who's more comfortable with his nontraditional sexuality than other people would like. [[spoiler: Dr. Frank N Furter, RockyHorrorPictureShow]]
* A wealthy philanthropist that made a cure for a terrifying plague and gave it to the masses. [[spoiler: Rotti Largo, RepoTheGeneticOpera]]
* A princess whose character is deeper than it first appears. [[spoiler: Princess Nehema, Eversion]]

[[AC: robybang]]
* A supernatural force that punished a tyrannical monarch for establishing an {{Egopolis}} and editing history to justify his iron-fisted reign over the land. [[spoiler: The Phantom Blot, EpicMickey]].
* An organization that wanted to bring order to a land of chaos, giving shiftless beatniks some meaning to their lives besides meaningless self indulgence and parties and attempting to rid the country of its hideously clashing colored buildings. [[spoiler: The INKT Corporation, VideoGame/DeBlob]]
* A visionary freedom fighter who realized that the social norms commonly associated with goodness are actually part of a hegemony to keep the proles in control, and anyone who disobeys will be savagely beaten by a KnightTemplar. He burns currency to demonstrate its meaningless, exposes a district attorney's ugly side, and creates a social experiment that reveals the shallowness of the moral system that keeps the citizens cowed. [[spoiler: SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker from Film/TheDarkKnight]].
* A millionaire investor with a rare disorder is sabotaged by a conspiracy of secret agents and, in a last bid effort, gambles to win back the money. [[spoiler: Le Chiffre, ''Film/CasinoRoyale'']]
* A casino owner who provides quality entertainment and five-star commodities, and gets robbed because he complies with Nevada gaming law. [[spoiler: Terry Benedict, OceansEleven]].

[[AC: Metaphysician]]
* Cast out from his home, abandoned by his gods, left crippled and slowly dying, he fights to restore his soul. [[spoiler: Irenicus, Baldurs Gate 2]]

[[AC: Loona]]
* Ignored by his parent of noble, European lineage, he grew up to become a law enforcement officer, martial artist, and promoter of sports events. Attacked by the winner of one of his events, he escaped and, ashamed of his cowardice, faced his former martial art teacher's prized pupil to challenge himself, but was so surprisingly successful that this came back to haunt him years later, until the end of his days. Still, he continued to study martial arts and mythology until the day he faced death with dignity. [[spoiler: Geese Howard, Fatal Fury and Art Of Fighting]].
* Used as a repository for all sorts of evils by people who payed no mind to consequences, he still managed to unify a world once split apart despite some less than competent help. [[spoiler: Exdeath, Final Fantasy V]]

[[AC:@/VijiiS]]
* An underappreciated fledgling cop who finds himself doing the will of a goddess who wishes to create for humans the world that they truly desire. [[spoiler: Adachi, ''Persona 4'']]
* A young boy who wants his older sister back. [[spoiler: Mithos, ''Tales of Symphonia'']]
* An angel who wishes to create a utopia, free from discrimination. [[spoiler: Also Mithos, ''Tales of Symphonia'']]
* He will go to any lengths to have his best friend back. [[spoiler: Axel, ''Kingdom Hearts'']]
* She designs a near unpenetrable tower to protect her adopted daughter, who she values more than anything else in the world. [[spoiler: Mother Gothel, ''Tangled'']].

[[AC:KnightMysterio]]
* A woman of great power and magic with a great love of the people, all she wishes is to be given a chance to show her loyalty to the crown. And if it weren't for three lesser women who were jealous of her talent, she would have gotten the chance...[[spoiler:Maleficent, from Disney's ''Disney/SleepingBeauty''.]]
* A group dedicated to reviving the original values of liberty and justice for all, this citizen's brigade fights for freedom wherever there's trouble. They are dedicated to restoring the ways of freedom to the people of the United States of America, wanting to remind people that there's more to patriotism than blind loyalty to your country. This Citizen's Organizational Bureau for Reform in America is more than willing to give up its life for you. [[spoiler: COBRA, the archenemies of GIJoe.]]
* A pair of lonely, mystical beings, who just want to play...[[spoiler:Master Hand and Crazy Hand, from VideoGame/SuperSmashBros.]]
* A dedicated businessman whose only goal is to help out the people in the best possible way, by providing jobs in the various industries he commands. A sporting chap, he's also into scuplture with brass and is a dedicated martial artist, always up for a challenge. He even incorporates the techniques of fighters he admires into his own repitoire as tribute to their skill. [[spoiler: Rugal Bernstein, from KingOfFighters.]]

[[AC:Crion87]]
* A self-driven visionary with unbelievable charisma and ingenuity, with a new resource of extraterrestrial origin, becomes the focus of religious zeal and devotion from his followers. Somehow immortal, and has always re-emerged to help his beloved people not just once, but three times, all the while working to improve their lives and end an oppressive regime. [[spoiler: Kane, from the Command & Conquer Tiberium series]].

[[AC:@/{{Octagon}}]]
* A brave leader who fights to protect his tribe against an AlwaysChaoticEvil race which brutally took everything from him and forced his people to hide their very existence. [[spoiler:Ortas, ''Last Scenario''. The AlwaysChaoticEvil people are the ''humans''.]]
* A selfless mother making incredible efforts and developing genius plans to save her daughter, who was already doomed centuries before her birth. [[spoiler: Agatha from ''Quintessence'']].

[[AC:@/RachaelLefler]]
* He was never a favorite of anyone due to his darker features and more diminutive size. No one thought he could ever be a capable leader, so he set out to prove them wrong. He works hard so that a previously disadvantaged minority can access the same rights as the majority, and also strives to unite a kingdom after the unfortunate loss of his older brother and nephew. His failure to do so may only have been caused by unfortunate droughts he couldn't have possibly planned for. On top of that, his secretary and subordinates are constantly making cracks behind his back, he's almost positive, about how great the previous king was. [[spoiler: Scar from ''The Lion King'']]
* He worked hard to find people he could provide his services to in order to repay debts to some friends of his, but nobody trusted him because he was black and a member of a very misunderstood minority religion. [[spoiler: Dr. Facilier from ''The Princess and the Frog'']].
* He took in a deformed, ugly baby with no mother and, in addition to caring for it as if it were his own child, he protected it from the unfortunate hate and prejudice the outside world would have for the child. In repayment for this, the child grows up and can't wait for an opportunity to run away, disobey, and reject him as his father figure. And on top of it all, this lonely man is also rejected by the woman he loves, even when he offers her protection. [[spoiler: Frollo, ''The Hunchback of Notre Dame'']]
* She spends all her time working to help the less fortunate, using the one thing that she's good at. But she does expect payment, you can't just expect something for nothing. And when she takes advantage of a young girl's naiveté and silly romantic notions for her own gain, you can't really blame her. [[spoiler: Ursula from ''The Little Mermaid'', of course!]]
* This loving brother and sister pair, while longing to return to their distant home, work hard, even though it's for a boss who's a murdering bastard, who thinks the whole world revolves around him and is a total AttentionWhore. When the boss creates a handsome monster for use as a sex slave, the brother valiantly lets the poor creature go free. However, they realize that their boss went too far when he killed a man, and they take steps to make sure that he doesn't escape punishment. [[spoiler: Magenta and Riffraff, ''The Rocky Horror Picture Show'']]
* He is a lonely man. After his wife tragically passed away in an unfortunate accident, he was filled with an emptiness that could not be filled by any woman. He tries to be a father, but feels so bad about himself that he thinks it's better for his teenage son to live alone or with someone else than to even be around him. He's someone who hates himself, a belief that's only strengthened by the military and people in another organization constantly berating him for every little mistake he makes with his organization. Even though he saves the world from certain destruction countless times, he receives almost no respect. [[spoiler: Gendo Ikari, ''Neon Genesis Evangelion'']].
* He and his twin brother were rivals for their adopted mother's affections from birth. He was the Unfavorite for inexplicable reasons. What he saw while traveling on a spaceship convinced him that HumansAreBastards. His brother argued in their favor, but the brother's arguments were ultimately just naive idealism and did not, in his mind, explain the horrible things that these impressionable children had witnessed together. Being smarter than the humans because, also, HumansAreMorons, he was able to manipulate control of the space ship and attempt to create a world that he saw as ideal, but his meddling brother got in his way. Ultimately, the brother abandoned him, leaving him alone on a desert planet. [[spoiler: Knives from ''Trigun'']].
* She just wants to be loved, and is willing to do anything to make sure she's the most popular girl and that she gets the guy she wants. However, her first kiss and the love of her life rejects her completely. [[spoiler: Sae from ''Peach Girl'']]
* This pair of unlucky people, though born into wealth and status, have to constantly explain their failures to an unsympathetic boss, and, insultingly, they're constantly (and often comically easily) bested by 3 children and a rodent. Their job also involves a lot of travel, which, it's indicated, that they are not compensated for. Their salary is so low, and so many things get deducted from it, they often have to use all their cunning just to eke out a little money for food. They also have a snarky cat with them who torments them mercilessly. [[spoiler: Team Rocket, ''Pokemon'']].
* He is trying very hard to create a living space where his people can thrive without intrusion from, or being seen by, humans. It's not his fault they insist on breeding like rabbits. Still, he does his best to run an organized, sensible society that won't attract unwanted human attention. [[spoiler: General Woundwort, from ''Watership Down'']].
* He just knows that a Princess belongs in the lap of luxury, i.e. living in a castle, and not with a common plumber who can not provide the lifestyle she's accustomed to. [[spoiler: Bowser from the ''Super Mario Bros'' series]].
* He decides to think for himself and wants to give humans the power of freewill too, so they won't spend all their lives as slaves to an angry man who insists on everyone worshiping him, and who goes on to become an OmnicidalManiac. Although he gives people freewill, said man still has to be a dick by making human lives short and filled with pain. [[spoiler: Satan from ''The Bible'']].
* She's charged with the task of educating children whose school has been fraught with turmoil. Yes, she occasionally uses harsh discipline, but she really just wants the kids to turn out for the best because of it. [[spoiler: Dolores Umbridge from ''Harry Potter'']].
* He went through a terribly troubled childhood, and though he was able to succeed at a boarding school which became his true home, he was still not trusted fully by one teacher, who would go on to become the Headmaster. When his death is foretold by a psychic, he says ScrewDestiny and uses his intelligence and knowledge from school to try to make himself immortal. [[spoiler: Tom 'Voldemort' Riddle from ''Harry Potter'']]
* He just wanted to win the approval of his friends and family, and especially to win the admiration of his father. And that dream was ruined by some DeadpanSnarker little punk who didn't fully belong in his world and who was, even as a child, a challenger to a man his father greatly respected and loved. [[spoiler: Draco Malfoy from ''Harry Potter'']]
* He was horribly disfigured from head to toe in a tragic fire, and set out to get revenge on the people who burned him. Touchingly, he still had the love of a woman who loved him for what was on the inside, and had loyal followers who supported him. Without them, he probably would have killed himself a long time ago. [[spoiler: Lord Shishio from ''Rurouni Kenshin'']]
* He saw firsthand evidence that HumansAreBastards. And even though he was human, he found an opportunity to become something greater, something supernatural. [[spoiler: Sensui, from ''Yu Yu Hakusho'']]
* She was trying to overthrow a dictator who was not fit to rule, being only a stupid kid who had no compassion for the needs of the people and only cared about his own vanity. And, being an older woman, she can't escape all kinds of hurtfully cruel jokes made about her appearance. [[spoiler: Yzma from ''The Emperor's New Groove'']]
* He was a strong leader, trying to keep his army together in the face of obstacles presented to him by his superiors, and when he challenged a child who had offended his honor, said child killed him in a fight, only to go on to commit crimes so horrible, they had to make a new word for what he had done. [[spoiler: Bonzo Madrid, from ''Ender's Game'']].

[[AC:@/DaLucaray030]]
* He is a king ruling over a peaceful land. He has a big appetite, but not as much as his rival. He is commonly the target of [[BodySnatcher body stealing]] [[EldritchAbomination eldritch abominations]]. He just wants to relax. [[spoiler: King Dedede from ''Kirby'']].
* He wants to enjoy a fine, sophisticated lifestyle. He can't due to his extremely annoying neighbor and co-worker. [[spoiler:Squidward, from Spongebob Squarepants. Not really a ''villian'' but portrayed antagonistically.]]
** After losing most of a recipe to a co-worker (who is the epitome of penny-pinching), he then became a competitor with said co-worker. Unfortunately, the one part of the recipe he had was garbage. He was then forced to stoop as low as stealing food. [[spoiler:Plankton.]]
* He got rid of pain, sorrow, and hatred. Once, he tried to share it with others, however, he ended up in a FateWorseThanDeath. [[spoiler: Cyrus, from ''Pokémon Diamond / Pearl / Platinum''.]]
* A man who, while being morally cleaner than his brothers and co-workers, is constantly hated due to the fact that his job description sounds like someone else's. [[spoiler:Hades, from Greek Mythology]].
* A boy who was cruelly manipulated by a man who may or may not be his father, and who's beliefs, ideals, and dreams of liberation was shattered by the person he considered his only friend. [[spoiler:N, from ''Pokémon Black / White'']].
* A race of creatures who cannot survive without a radiation that should be lethal, and they need cybertronics, too. They were 100% hated by everyone and everything, and were wiped out by their only friend, the protagonist. [[spoiler:The Grox, from ''Spore'']].
* A trio of men who work for the man who saved their lives, moral or not. Some are convinced they're women. [[spoiler:The Shadow Triad, from ''Pokémon Black / White'']]
* A man following his leader's ideal of making a better world. When that fails, he tries to simply find new recources for mankind. [[spoiler:Saturn, from ''Pokémon Diamond / Pearl / Platinum'']].
* Throughout his childhood, he was picked on because he was small and weak. When he finally escapes this place, ho goes into a place that is only worse. Despite a huge disadvantage in this new land, he manages to turn a collection of rogues into a strict, orderly band of workers. [[spoiler:Scourge from Warriors]]

[[AC: @/GrandDukeNukem]]
* A [[PerverseSexualLust beautiful]], [[ActionGirl strong]], and [[WrenchWench mechanically inclined]] Queen of the Seas who seeks to unite the lands under her rule with future technology. [[spoiler: Risky Boots from ''Shantae'']]

[[AC: @/LordPentium]]
* A once-great performer, who, upon realizing the mass destruction that his performances could cause, immediately gave them up for the good of all, and tried to convince others engaged in these performances to give up their misguided ways as well. Killed by an extremist performer, who, not caring about the danger, sought to bring back the thing that had killed countless people. [[spoiler:Michael Jordan, ''Barkley Shut Up And Jam Gaiden'']].
* An intelligent and powerful being made by mad scientists as an experiment, he was tricked by [[TheDon an organized crime boss]] into a form of slavery, and yet ultimately dedicated himself to creating a world where he and the other clones he created can live in peace. [[spoiler:Mewtwo, the first ''Pokémon'' movie]].

[[AC: @/FigmentJedi]]
* A noble and cultured king dressed in black who just wants that troublesome white knight and his allies to leave him and his princess alone. [[spoiler:The Phantom Blot, essentially in his own words in a 90s era ''Mickey Mouse'' comic]]

[[AC: @/{{rose64bud}}]]
* As obnoxious as he is, he's not entirely a bad person; started an organization to help kids stay in school and loved his mama enough to start an organization in her memory, etc. [[spoiler:Kanye West]].

[[AC: @/{{Happyman}}]]
* A brave and strong woman, who was betrayed by a man she deeply trusted. She then became the leader of an ancient race of aliens and tried to give them a better future. [[spoiler:Sarah Kerrigan from ''Star Craft'']].

[[AC: @/NerdInTraining]]
* Created by one evil empire in order to help take down another, then exiled to a life of hard labor when the Empire changed its plans, he stages a coup, taking control of the Empire and winning freedom for his fellow slaves, before seeking out a life-saving blood transfusion and attempting to cripple the other evil empire which oppresses most of the known galaxy. Ironically,he is not hated as much for the justified deaths that were necessary for his rise to power as for the fate of some machine that self-destructed ''after'' his death. [[spoiler: Shinzon from ''Star Trek: Nemesis'']]
* He knows that it is his destiny to defeat the BigBad. His determination, cunning, and never-give-up attitude have even resulted in a [[TropeNamer trope named after him]]. He often does more to hinder the villains than to help them, earning him abuse from the BigBad. That's right, he's [[spoiler: [[TheStarscream Starscream]] from ''{{Transformers}}'']].

[[AC: @/GDImmortal]]
* An entertainment tycoon who, despite his success, is incredibly lonely due to his inability to get over his dead wife. Having discovered a way of reviving her, this lonely widower organizes a tournament, putting up millions of dollars of his own money (which results in a young girl's sight being restored) and allowing himself to be permanently mutilated to achieve his dream. [[spoiler: Pegasus, ''Yu Gi Oh!'']].
* After being left with no choice but to kill his father to protect his brother, and to subsequently estrange himself from said brother, he was forced into a life of violence and delinquency. After clawing and scratching his way up, he is presented an opportunity to reconnect with his brother, who had been adopted by a local patrician family. This long awaited reunion, however, is never allowed to properly happen because of his brother's ongoing relationship with another orphan, whose background is similar to the younger brother's. Without intending to do so, this girl prevents him from restoring his relationship with his brother. [[spoiler: Tsubasa, ''Kannazuki No Miko'']].
* Through decades of careful planning, he managed to remove a corrupt, inefficient theocracy and give the galaxy the first realistic hope for peace it had seen in millenia. [[spoiler: Emperor Palpatine, ''Star Wars'']].
* A curious scientist who, gifted with immortal life, is determined to spend his eternity learning everything there was to learn. [[spoiler: Szilard Quates, ''Baccano!'']].
* He raised an army in an effort to use a new, plentiful resource to free the world from subservience to a few economic and military powerhouses. [[spoiler: Kane, ''Command and Conquer'']].
* An army general who sought to protect humanity from the overwhelming influence of its own mass-produced homunculi, as well as its bondage to a dictatorial council, ready to annihilate mankind at the first sign of general discontent. [[spoiler: General Uranus, ''Appleseed'']].

[[AC:Zark]]
* As an infant, he was left to die due to his physical unattractiveness. He was saved by an open-minded man who raised him into a warrior. After the death of his adoptive father, he overthrew a cruel tyrant of his homeland and went on to become a famous and respected ruler. After spending millenia in hybernation, he helped an ostracised scientist to overcome the death of his wife, only to be betrayed by him. Even despite the constant opposition by gangs of outlaws, he still attempts to [[SocialDarwinist make humanity stronger]]. [[spoiler: Apocalypse of ''X-Men'' books]].
* His father was the greatest hero of his world, but was unfortunately unable to prevent his destruction. At the last second, he sent his only son to another world to ensure his survival. The kid underwent a rapid aging to maturity which left him without any semblance of normal life. He played one of the key roles in defeatng an EldritchAbomination that destroyed his world as well as countless others and saved all existence. To save himself and his several allies, he sent them to what he thought to be heaven, only to find that it was hell. Even after spending years there, his only desire was to make the world a better place. While a few people had to die in his attempt to create a utopia, he fully intended to bring them back later, better than before. Unfortunately, he was stopped by dark and corrupted inhabitants of this twisted world, which made all these sacrifices meaningless. And in the end, he was dirtily murdered by the biggest villains of this world. [[spoiler: DC Comics character Alexander Luthor Jr.]].
* A person who simply tries to restore the ecological balance as well as continue to live. His attempts to make peace with his greatest adversary were repeatedly thrown back in his face. [[spoiler: Ra's Al Ghul from ''Batman'']]
* A man who dedicated his life to prevent people like his PsychoForHire SerialKiller dad, his [[AbusiveParents abusive]] terrorist bitch of a mother, and his [[BigScrewedUpFamily gang member half-brother and adoptive sister]] from hurting innocents. [[spoiler: Graydon Creed]].

[[AC: @/{{Animenutcase}}]]
* A creature seeks out young girls in order to give them power and grant their wishes, only asking that they use their new powers to defeat monsters threatening mankind. [[spoiler:Kyubey, ''Puella Magi Madoka Magica'']]
* She only wants to prove that her late adopted grandfather was right and fulfill his last request. [[spoiler:Miyo Takano, ''Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni'']]
* He just wants to go home. [[spoiler:The Smoke Monster, ''Lost'']]

[[AC:@/PersonOfNote]]
* He's affable, funny, and friendly, and both times he had a chance to kill the main character, he didn't. Everyone just assumed he was the BigBad because of the way he smiled, and the only reason he did anything bad in the first place was to get revenge for something that had happened to the woman he loved. [[spoiler: Gin Ichimaru of Bleach]].
* He prevented a nation from falling apart for probably around 40-50 years with the only way he knew how to, which had been passed down to him by the truly evil ones who were so twisted as to come up with it, knowing full well that whoever came after them wouldn't be able to dismantle their system even if he/she wanted to, because the minute the people were free, they would rise against the current leader, regardless of whether or not they had come up with the system. [[spoiler: President Snow from ''The Hunger Games'']].
* A brilliant scientist and inventor who does [[ShootTheDog whatever is necessary not to die,]] and who is abhorred by those he meets because of this. Another MadScientist pulled a DeusExMachina to avoid being defeated by him, and then made him suffer through a thousand years of slow and constant pain before killing him because they didn't see eye to eye on the concept of perfection. [[spoiler: Szayel-Apporo Granz, ''Bleach'']]
* Who doesn't want to live forever? He's just doing what needs to be done to reach that goal - and help others reach their's, while he's at it. [[spoiler: Orochimaru, ''Naruto'']].
** [[HoYay He is probably in love with the man above,]] helped him to almost defeat two other organizations out for his blood, and would have sacrificed his own body to cure him of a terrible disease, if someone had not done it for him already. Being smart, funny, and [[HypercompetentSidekick capable,]] who knows what would have become of the above if this man hadn't been here to help him? [[spoiler: Kabuto Yakushi, Naruto.]]
* He wanted someone to appreciate and recognize his art, and, despite all the bickering, in the end, he got it. [[spoiler: Sasori, Naruto]].
* He tried to rid the world of the assassination-happy government that ruled it, and [[HoYay impress the man he loved.]] [[spoiler: Creed Diskenth, Black Cat.]]
** She honestly has no idea what she's doing, and only signed up because she got to kiss people. [[spoiler: And set them on fire. Pre HeelFaceTurn Kyoko, same series.]]

[[AC: Tropers/PulpoOscuro]]
* An old man whose dying wish is to pull his civilization into the modern age; his efforts are plagued by a demagogic terrorist who turns his own people against him. [[spoiler:The Mayor from ''Rango'']]
* Traveling light-years out to a hostile planet with a vicious alien hive-mind, he tries his hardest to extract the only resource that can save humanity while brave, ill-equipped soldiers desperately repel the alien attacks. Tragically, he is brought low by the underhanded defection of his most promising soldier and skilled scientist, and he is forced to watch in horror as his men die on the battlefield and humanity's last hope is extinguished. [[spoiler:Parker Selfridge, ''Avatar'']]
* This CulturedWarrior who had spent years training on the field of honor was murdered by a woman in psychopathic rage, whose husband he had killed in fair and honorable combat. [[spoiler:Denver Summervale, ''Field of Dishonor'']].

[[AC:Manwiththeplan]]
* A girl born to be nothing but a tool of war, who cruelly had the two people she loved most in the world taken away from her, then tried to avenge them and make up for her past mistakes even if it meant degrading herself, and got nothing for it in the end because she was killed by some random psycho in a death machine. [[spoiler: Nena Trinity, ''Gundam 00'']].

[[AC:Mistermister]]
* A geeky yet misunderstood supergenius whose dream of becoming the sidekick to one of the world's greatest superheroes was crushed when he learned that he was a humongous {{Jerkass}}. Heartbroken, he left home to build and invent extraordinary technology and equipment for the good of society. An affably quick-spirited young gentleman, he treats his followers (and secretary/girlfriend) with respect and dignity, thinks highly of the future of society, and even treats his former idol with hospitality after he got fired for almost killing his boss. However, nothing is less important to him than his dream of becoming a superhero, even if they've been outlawed by the government. [[spoiler: Syndrome, ''The Incredibles'']].

[[AC:Sirpandemona]]
* An orphan, whose entire family was taken away by one man. When he finally brought this man to justice, he discovered the man was sent by the leader of his village. He joined a demon-hunting organisation in order to receive the proper tools to bring justice to his fallen family. [[spoiler: Uchiha Sasuke, ''Naruto'']]

[[AC:Donald the Potholer]]
* An AdventurerArchaeologist who merely wants to reintroduce an advanced way of life unto a dying world, his research was instrumental in saving that world on at least two occasions. Aided [[YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters a group of patriots trying to save their country]]. Is seen by many [[TheUnfought as a]] TechnicalPacifist, but is willing to defend [[TrueCompanions people he finds interesting]]. Is opposed by a group of oathbreakers who pledged service to a despot[[note]]as well as the children of said oathbreakers, who pledged and broke oaths with a different despot[[/note]] and a giant rock who turned three innocent humans into a dragon and set them/it upon ''their/its children'' '''[[OmniscientMoralityLicense as a "test"!]]''' [[StalkerWithACrush Adored]] [[IncestIsRelative his cousin]], but [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy was willing to let her live her own life]]. [[spoiler:Alex of Imil, ''Golden Sun'' series]].

[[AC:stevobread]]
* In a world where everyone is [[FantasticRacism racist against witches]], one witch strives to be a great scientist. She is also willing to die so that her [[AmbiguousGender son/daughter]] can have the power he/she needs in order to face off against the world's ultimate evil. [[spoiler: Medusa from ''Soul Eater'']].

[[AC:Luna Avril]]
* She only wants to help the man she loves, and will do anything to win his trust. [[spoiler:Bellatrix Lestrange from ''Harry Potter'']]
* [[ActorAllusion She only wants to help the man she loves, and will do anything to win his trust.]] [[spoiler:Mrs. Lovett from ''Sweeney Todd'']]
* A [[HangingJudge pious]], [[LawfulEvil law-abiding]] judge, he fell in love with a beautiful woman who, despite the fact that he had [[WifeHusbandry always loved and cared for her]], rejected him for a younger, more handsome man. [[spoiler:Judge Turpin from ''Sweeney Todd'']]

[[AC:Tropers/KilgoreTrout]]
* This man became a war hero while defending the people of his galaxy against a bloodthirsty invading force, despite the inexplicable objections of his superiors. After he returned from the war, along with the loyal soldiers under his command, he was branded a traitor by the government he once served and was forced to fight for his very life. After his best friend was captured and presumed dead by their enemies, he strove to make sure that the dreams of his departed friend came true. [[spoiler: Darth Malak, ''Knights Of The Old Republic''.]]
* After the death of his mother when he was just a child, he learned that she was suffering unspeakable torment in the afterlife and vowed to save her soul. As an adult, he succeeded in doing this after fighting the devil himself. He also rose to become the leader of his country. As ruler, he improved the quality of life for all its citizens, and will be more than happy to do the same for all the people of the world if they allow him to. [[spoiler: Victor Von Doom, Marvel Comics.]]
* He brought a remorseless criminal to justice and battled valiantly against the criminal's accomplices, one of whom was the deadliest warrior alive. [[spoiler: Artemis Entreri, from the varous Drizzt novels.]]
* After saving her country from destruction and winning the admiration and loyalty of her compatriots, she travels the world, searching for the only thing left that could once again endanger it. [[spoiler: Alter Tse'Elon, ''Y: The Last Man''.]]

[[AC:Tropers/SloMotion]]
* Abandoned physically by his father and emotionally by his mother at a young age, which forces him to grow up at age 8 so he can be there for his younger sister. Moves into a home where the woman who’s supposed to be caring for him treats him like a curse. Is forced into fulfilling a contract that his father walked out on. He tries to run away, but is caught by the company that holds the contract. Is told that people's dreams don't matter and that it's his job to simply smash them and feel no remorse. Steals from his best friend and is unable to explain himself. His friend then thinks of him as a thief and he can't do anything about it because he doesn't want to drag anyone into his problems. Isolates his younger sister to protect her from the same horrible company he's in, and has to watch her sign up with them anyway. He falls in love with a girl who sees past his JerkAssFacade and knows he's got a good heart, but is forced to push her away to keep her safe. He's forced into becoming a [[BrainwashedAndCrazy literal puppet]] of the company he works for and loses all of his free will, being locked in a room when not being forced to go out and corrupt people’s hearts and attack his friends. Even after the head of the company finds out the mind control they're using on him may ‘’kill’’ him, he’s still forced to undergo it. All this lost alley cat wants is to find his father, play his beloved violin, and, most of all, be free. Quite possibly the most misunderstood 'villain' of all time. [[spoiler: Ikuto Tsukiyomi, ''Shugo Chara'']].
* He works for an ungrateful boss and his JerkAss co-worker taunts him on a regular basis. A sweet young girl who sees good in him when no one else is able to falls in love with him. It takes him awhile, but he finally realizes he feels the same about her. He's just about ready to turn his back on the evil organization he was once loyal to, but is then cruelly killed by one of his own former allies. He dies in the arm of the girl he's come to love, with his last words being an apology that they'll never be able to go on that date they made earlier and a declaration that he was glad to have met her. [[spoiler: Nephrite, ''Manga/SailorMoon'']].
* Was forcibly turned into a soulless monster by a woman who promised to show him the world. He didn't ask to become a mass-murdering vampire and, when a curse returned his soul, he was genuinely sorry for all the horrible things he'd done. He's just trying to be a better undead person now. [[spoiler: Angel, ''Buffy The Vampire Slayer'']].

[[AC:@/FarseerLolotea]]
* A brilliant man, born with a severe disability, dreams of one day inspiring the emergence of a genuine superhero. [[spoiler:[[WellIntentionedExtremist Elijah Price]], ''{{Unbreakable}}''.]]
* A socially maladjusted genius. He just can't seem to find Ms. Right; why do his efforts towards that end cause so much controversy? The antics of his ungrateful daughter eventually get him killed. [[spoiler:[[VillainWithGoodPublicity Joseph Grey Veil]], S.L. Viehl's ''{{Stardoc}}'' series.]]

[[AC:Fleetlord]]
* A great warrior, this man discovers that a rival superpower has developed a horrifying weapon of genocide. The rival government claims that it is a device for "peaceful terraforming", but even if this claim weas not laughable, the fact that the device was invented by the son of the rival nation's most notorious military commander tells him all he needs to know. The warrior leads his men on a quest to destroy the weapon and the research developing it, or, failing that, to at least secure the horrible weapon for his own people, ensuring MAD-enforced peace. After some hesitation, he decides he has no choice but to [[IDidWhatIHadToDo kill the inventor]]. He is slain in battle with the enemy commander, dying for his people and bringing honor to his family. [[spoiler: Commander Kruge, ''Star Trek III'']].
* This nation was carved from the wilderness by outcasts and political refugees. It eventually grew into a continent-sprawling great power which proceeded to liberate Eurasia from the Nazis. It then set about unifying the world under a regime wherein every man can live up to his full potential, yet even the lowliest menial worker would be satisfied, nay, happy, with his lot in life. The nation has accomplished this utopian dream, though it still faces attacks from the descendants of the people who sent its founders into exile in the first place. [[spoiler: The Domination of the Draka]].

[[AC:Nick The Swing]]
* This dutiful young man lived a life of utter bleakness and tragedy. The world has spited his family many, many times. He has suffered being shot three times in the head, saw his mother die right in front of him, and then was ''thrown into the darkest, most nightmarish and horrible place in the world''. All at the young age of 6. He finally manages an escape when he received some help from a very nice, maternal Godlike being with a bad rep. After learning of his destiny and finding someone to love him, he sets about making a better world for them and sweeping away the old, cruel world. [[spoiler: Lucia Raregroove, Rave Master]].
* This very nice, congenial old man just wants everyone to get along and stop killing each other, gosh darnit! He has made a habit of helping out everyone in need of help, and tragically suffers from occasionally cutting people he needs for his plan with a gigantic claw. He deeply cares for each and everyone of the men in his forces, even calling them all his friends. Now, the only problem is two rather vengeance-crazed people who just won't see reason! [[spoiler: The Claw/Cu Cline Clue, GXS]].

[[AC:Tropers/SimplySimple]]
* A loveable rouge and protagonist of an acclaimed third-person shooter series' second act, this man heads to a place that pains him greatly to avenge his wife's death...[[EnemyWithin whoever]] [[EnemyWithout the killer]] [[TomatoInTheMirror was]]. [[spoiler: James Sunderland, Silent Hill 2]].

[[AC:Osric]]
* A wise and powerful general who was determined to bring an end to the wars that had plagued his homeland for decades, in contrast to his peers, who just wished to fight and conquer for themselves. Whist merciless to the warlords who kept the land divided and blood-stained, he always showed great regard for the troops themselves, the people who made up the land, who were, after all, just following orders. His dedication and vision earned him numerous followers who would give their lives for him and his cause. [[spoiler: Toyotomi Hideyoshi, ''Sengoku Basara''.]]
* A dedicated mother with an abusive, philandering husband who cries out another woman's name during their first night together; although she, too, is unfaithful to their marriage, at least it's with someone she truly loves, rather than whatever pretty face suits her on any particular night. She dedicates her entire life to [[ScrewDestiny defying a prophecy]] that stated that all her children would be killed. Moreover, she is discriminated against, even by her own father, because of her sex, when, in fact, she is convinced she is at least as competent as any of the men she's known. [[spoiler: Cersei Lannister, ''ASongOfIceAndFire''.]]
* A [[MagnificentBastard magnificent]] genius who has kept his kingdom's coffers liquid for years despite his king's propensity for spending lavishly, even frivolously. He works to ensure that he acquires as much power as possible - a more noble goal than it at first sounds when you realise that he's possibly the most competent person in the series, certainly more so than the lackwits and fools who currently rule. Moreover, when the elder daughter of the love of his life, who had many years ago abandoned him for not one, but two subsequent other men, is separated from her mother and held hostage, he organises for her to be rescued, after which he takes her under his own protection, as her entire family is, by this point, presumed dead. [[spoiler: Petyr Baelish, ''ASongOfIceAndFire''.]]
* After his kind discovers an energy source that defies the Law of Conservation of Energy, he and his fellows set out to harvest that source in order to stave off the heat death of the universe. The side-effects of this process are negligible enough to be unnoticeable even on a national scale, let alone a global or universal scale. Scrupulously honest, there's no evidence that he's ever told a lie. Finally, he goes about his business with an unfailingly cheerful demeanour. Oh, and he [[MemeticMutation really, really loves entropy. Maybe you've heard of it?]] [[spoiler: Kyuubey, ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''.]]
** All she wants is a plate of cheese. [[spoiler: Charlotte, ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''.]]
* A young prince who actively implements his father's policies in the province he has been charged with governing. He is also a dedicated patron of the arts and, indeed, an artist himself, and beloved of the most significant section of his people. Moreover, he loves his family dearly, particularly a certain half-brother and half-sister of his (despite the fact that he always lost to that same half-brother, several years his junior, at chess), whose tragic deaths motivate him for the rest of his life. Sadly found himself in over his head after a group of terrorists stole a top-secret research project, though he did his best to recover the project and minimise its exposure to the general populace. At this point, though, he was assassinated by a masked terrorist who went on to effectively destroy the prince's entire nation. [[spoiler: Clovis la Britannia, ''Anime/CodeGeass''.]]
* A highly talented young man who found his country plunged into chaos and civil war by the corruption and incompetence of the ruling classes. Making the most for himself in this time of strife, he rose from being an humble civil servant to being the most powerful figure in the land, holding the second-highest office of state, though he made a point of never going so far as to usurp the head of state's own office. A dedicated meritocrat, he made a point of placing ability above all else in his subordinates, and made sure always to treat them well and reward their successes. In a similar vein, he took a supremely even-handed approach to justice, allowing no familial or political connections to excuse a law-breaker of punishment. He could very arguably have reunited the land in his own lifetime, thus sparing it several more generations of ruinous civil war, but he was thwarted by an insignificant scion of the imperial family who believed that, just because he had some imperial blood in his veins, he was more suited to ruling the land, even though, by the same argument, there were numerous closer relatives alive who should've have precedence over him, along with the jumped-up second son of a regional governor who never demonstrated any vision for uniting the land. After his death, he was unfairly vilified for generations afterwards, even, to some extent, to this day. [[spoiler: Cao Cao, ''RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms''.]]
* A prodigy who sacrifices his entire career in the military and, ultimately, his life, in order to avenge the torture and rape of his best friend (and possible LoveInterest). Always has a smile on his face. Went out trying to assassinate the BigBad of the series, and arguably came closer to doing so than anyone else to date. [[spoiler: Ichimaru Gin, ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''.]]
* An incredibly talented young man whose entire life was centred around self-improvement. Beloved of most of his colleagues, particularly his immediate subordinate, for his ineffably gentle and scholarly manner. Ultimately [[DefectorFromDecadence defected]] from the corrupt, militarist government of his home in order to spread the gifts of sentience and order to a race of beings the aforementioned militarist government have long exterminated on sight. Was, in the end, defeated by the machinations of a fellow scientist with good cause to be jealous, whose only other motivation was [[StatusQuoIsGod the preservation of the status quo]]; he fittingly [[ShutUpHannibal calls said fellow scientist out]] on this. Though speculated by TheHero to be extremely lonely, he never let this show and maintains a calm, pleasant demeanour almost to the end. [[spoiler: Aizen Sousuke, again of ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''.]]
* A brilliant young man who seized power in a virtually bloodless coup d'état with the intention of abolishing the imperialist, SocialDarwinist regime that had previously prevailed in TheEmpire which spanned roughly a third of the world's land surface; despite fierce resistance from its aristocracy, he succeeded. Eventually managed to unite the entire world under his rule, thus ending the wars that had plagued it for centuries, only to be assassinated at the height of his power by a terrorist previously presumed dead. [[spoiler: Emperor Lelouch vi Britannia, of ''Anime/CodeGeass'', from an in-universe perspective.]]

[[AC:Tropers/NANDwich]]
* A powerful magician with a penchant for humorous one-liners. Orphaned at a young age and painfully experimented on to the point of insanity, he eventually kills a bloodthirsty tyrant and ascends to godhood. [[spoiler: Kefka Palazzo, ''Final Fantasy VI'']]

[[AC:Tropers/{{Gumbal1}}]]
* A sophisticated being who helped an alien race achieve victory in their pursuits. Adopted one of these aliens, but said alien does things like vandalize his property and attack him. Tries to reason with a bloodthirsty mobster who killed his associates, but ends up having his house set on fire for his troubles. Eventually attacked by an unruly house invader while his alien daughter runs away. [[spoiler: Doc Scratch from Homestuck]].

[[AC:Tropers/{{Shinji117}}]]
* A man who takes it upon himself to try and bridge the divide between the council of mages and the church, becoming both a priest and a magician, despite the hate this earns him from both factions. He dedicated his youth to fighting abominations such as vampires and other undead. After having a heart to heart conversation with his ally, he began to wonder about his purpose in life. Depite being injured, he managed to resist being corrupted and disintegrated by a curse holding all the evils of the planet, which has been shown to be instantly lethal and/or corrupting to characters who are more powerful than he is. After this, he keeps his faithful companion alive despite the immense sacrifice this requires. He makes it a special point to never tell a lie, and is incredibly helpful towards the hero, explaining the entire situation to the newcomer truthfully and in great detail. He enjoys eating Mapo Tofu, but is selfless enough to offer to share his dish with the protagonist. In one route, after hearing about a demigod manipulating the rules of a sacred rite to summon the Grail to earth, he refuses to overlook it and confronts the rule breaker, but is murdered the next day. In the three routes, he always meets a tragic end after being betrayed:
** In the first, he dies just as the Grail is about to appear, and just before he has a chance to ask the semi-divine deity inside about his life's purpose. His only remaining ally is tricked, ambushed, and cut in half at the same time. His last words are shock at how his student has betrayed him. His life's work is undone as, minutes later, the 'hero' forces his love interest to sacrifice herself to destroy the holy artifact.
** In the second, he is stabbed in the back by an ungrateful demigod who he has kept alive despite the danger and strain this put him in.
** And, finally, in the third route, he is beaten to death by the now-swordzombie protagonist in a futile attempt to stop said 'hero' from killing a baby and destroying the Holy Grail. This is particularly cruel as he had, not four days ago, saved the lives of the protagonist, his little sister, and his love interest, before fighting off a legendary assassin and a Complete Monster of a magus made of flesh-eating rape worms AFTER having his heart crushed by said assassin. All hail [[spoiler: Kotomine Kirei]], the poor, betrayed [[spoiler: priest of FateZero and VisualNovel/FateStayNight]].

[[AC:Santos L Halper]]
* After a devastating war occurs, one of the last surviving members of his species makes it his quest to rebuild his civilization with the help of his child-like allies. [[spoiler: The Master from ''Doctor Who'']]

[[AC:Sana Mae]]
* A sweet young man with the heart of a child, who finally snapped after centuries of being manipulated and abused, who genuinley loves his sisters and only wants to live in a warm place surrounded by sunflowers. [[spoiler: Ivan from ''AxisPowersHetalia'']]
* An intelligent, respected doctor who was rejected by the woman he loved, and who provides a home for the orphans of VictorianLondon and helps them forget their troubled backgrounds, only to be murdered by a clinically insane young woman he had been trying to look after. [[spoiler: Dr Bumby from Alice Madness Returns. Yes, I went there.]]

[[AC: Ambystoma Maculatum]]
* After seeing something that caused him to question his faith, he stopped taking drugs and began acting in a manner more true to his religion and ancestry. [[spoiler: Gamzee Makara, from Homestuck]]

[[AC:Tropers/MayaTH]]
* A witty older woman with a talent for magic, this lady was deeply self-conscious about her looks and decided to try a controversial new beauty treatment. She was attacked by a pair of ferocious wild animals for her trouble, and they attempted to murder her. She survived, but not without severe damage to her body. When she tried to heal herself, the beasts attacked again, and added insult to injury by kicking her while she was down. Now the only thing keeping her clinging to life is the desire for revenge against these vicious creatures, and in her position, wouldn't you feel the same? Even her beloved magic teacher has turned against her and now helps the fierce beasts to torment her. [[spoiler: Gruntilda Winkybunion from Banjo-Kazooie]]

[[AC:Kinesthesia]]
* Though born of powerful alien race, this "villain" was lovingly raised from infancy by a pair of humans, who were brought to live among the aliens to raise one of their own. However, it all was ruined when his adoptive father betrayed his people, taking off with valuable information about their powers that was gathered without permission and could be used against them, leaving his wife and adoptive child behind. Upon reaching adulthood many years later, he was sent to retrieve the lost information on his parent's home planet and prevent it from spreading into the native population. At first, he did not wish to betray those who raised him, particularly his much beloved adoptive mother. In the end, he was forced to detach himself from her and begin preparations for the mission, but learned beforehand of a future defeat by a native child of the planet and was unwilling to allow that to happen, and so he pushed mission twenty years earlier. This turns out to be a mistake as he is then attacked by the young ancestor of his parents and his friends. Willingly, they use the powers of his people against the army and, in the final battle, despite a kind attempt to spare him as an act of gracefulness towards their family, the ancestor and friend cruelly used a precious song of his beloved mother against him. The maternal love in the lyrics shine through despite attempted detachment. Unable to bear it, he retreats, vowing to return when he does, however, he'll have become only a shadow of who he once was. [[spoiler: Giegue from Earthbound Zero]].

[[AC: WhiteBetrayer]]
* All this elderly man did was try to bring peace and order to the galaxy, becoming disfigured and villified in the process. Even after offering the symbolic leader of the terrorist organization fighting against him, and his friends and his compatriots, the chance to live if he joined the old man, he was killed, and blamed for the blatantly evil actions of his right hand, who was given the chance to get as close to heaven as one could get, whereas the old man was practically cremated. [[spoiler: Emperor Palpatine/Darth Sidious]]

[[AC: Robotnik]]
* A tough, implacable war veteran, officer, and father to his men, with no tolerance for debauchery in the line of duty, who did whatever was necessary to defeat the enemy without ever wasting a second whining about it. [[spoiler: Staff Sergeant Barnes, from Platoon]]
* A bold and efficient young soldier who made the best of a bad situation and showed outstanding courage even in the face of death. [[spoiler: Bunny, also from Platoon]]
* A put-upon, no-nonsense figure of authority who wasn't afraid to put wiseass juvenile delinquents in their place. [[spoiler: Principal Vernon, from The Breakfast Club]]

[[AC: Chessanator]]
* An officer of law in a society of AI, he is betrayed by his government when he fails to capture the most dangerous menace to ever threaten that society. He attempts to make a place for himself in the world, and brings many like-minded individuals to his cause, while trying to get revenge on the criminal who ended his career. He is ultimately killed when the government hires that very same criminal to murder him. [[spoiler: Agent Smith, The Matrix]]
* This man founded a company to tirelessly pursue the advancement of Science in ways which had great potential for curing several degrading mental disorders, but even as he became the most powerful man in the world, was still prepared to return to the very bottom of his company in order to help protect the lowliest of his employees. He carefully ensured that the most dangerous technologies invented by his company were concealed, and therefore his death led quickly to the apocalypse. [[spoiler: Boyd Langton, Dollhouse]]

[[AC: Harakuroi]]
* An organisation created for the sole purpose of protecting humanity, they capture and store objects and entities that pose incredible threats to human civilization, the planet, and even the stability of the universe itself through their anomalous nature. They study these objects in hopes of bettering humanity with them, contains them at remote locations so that the damage they can cause is limited, or, in the worst case scenario, attempt to destroy these terrible threats to humanity. They have saved the world countless times, and is never acknowledged for it (nor do they want to be). [[spoiler: The eponymous SCP Foundation]].
* They just want to practice their somewhat unusual religion in peace. [[spoiler: Church of the Broken God, from the SCP Foundation]].
* In a world fraught with objects and entities that can end humanity with a snap of their fingers, this organisation was created to combat these highly dangerous threats. They give their lives, fight EldritchAbominations and destroying various [[ArtifactOfDoom Artifacts of Doom]]. [[spoiler: The Global Occult Coalition from the SCP Foundation]].
* They are a simple company that aims to provide entertainment for the bored, provided that they can afford it, of course. [[spoiler: Marshall, Carter, and Dark LTD, from the SCP Foundation.]]
* They were just dedicated scientists trying to explore a new area of science, hoping that their inventions will benefit mankind. [[spoiler: Prometheus Labs, Inc, from the SCP Foundation.]]

[[AC: MeiYouMayo]]
* A young, black urban developer who made a name for himself and wants to improve his neighborhood, but is constantly obstructed at every turn by unemployed hipsters. [[spoiler: Benny from Rent]]
* She sought just compensation after her neighbors stole valuable property from her, tried to protect her daughter from negative influences, and helped her neighbors even though they stole from her. What thanks does she get? Her daughter gets knocked up by the first guy she meets and is killed in front of her mother, her neighbors blame her for their misfortunes, and no one seems to listen to her advice until they've royally screwed everything up for themselves. [[spoiler: The Witch from Into The Woods]]
* A woman who becomes Queen Regent of a vast confederation of feudal territories after the death of her incompetent and abusive husband, and will stop at nothing to protect her children (the heirs) and consolidate power, despite opposition due to her gender and sexual proclivities. [[spoiler: Cersei Lannister from A Song Of Ice And Fire]]
* A devout religious leader of an isolated tribe who wishes to dissuade his chief and his people from worshipping potentially dangerous foreign interlopers. [[spoiler: Tzekel-Kan from The Road To El Dorado]]

Falls Apart
* A young teenage boy strives to bring order to a TeenageWasteland, and handles a massive disaster much better than anyone else. Unfortunately, his attempts to achieve peace have all been thwarted by his twin brother, whose main hobby seems to be sabataging whatever plans there are for peace, then whining when people expect him to take responsibility. Coming up on his sixteenth birthday, this boy has driven away and temporarily defeated an EldritchAbomination all for the love of a girl, escorted all his friends to safety and comfort only to return when the townsfolk who rejected him were in danger, and defeated huge monsters while his brother--still hailed as TheHero--took a hike. Meanwhile, he's still despised and looked down on, has paid an incredibly high price for whatever he's worked for, and has been betrayed by almost everyone he knows. And, to top it all off, his pregnant girlfriend just abandoned him. [[spoiler: Caine Soren from ''Literature/{{Gone}}'']]

[[AC:Heroic Jay]]
* A young man finds an object that he does not recognize and does not know how to use. Not knowing what else to do with it, he attempts to sell it on eBay, but attracts the attention of a group of secret agents, one of which is actually an ''alien'', who try to steal it from him. The secret agents eventually capture him, take the object, and refuse to let him see or talk to his parents. The secret agents boss him around and try to force him to work for them, but he makes his escape and decides to get revenge on the agents for screwing with his life. That said, the young man remains quite adamant, the whole time, that he would never kill a human being. The agents eventually imprison him and subject him to a FateWorseThanDeath. [[spoiler:David, from ''Animorphs'']]

[[AC:Maxaxle]]
* A highly benevolent man in charge of a small but extremely powerful organization finds that two of his best employees are causing trouble in the name of profit, disregarding him financially in the process. He considers the fact that they violated a fairly important rule in their line of work, and deals with them as he sees appropriate. [[spoiler:Don Salieri, from MafiaTheCityOfLostHeaven, though to be fair he isn't really portrayed as the villain until the end, when Tommy and Paulie rob the bank. YMMV.]]

[[AC: Tropers/TotalDomination]]
* At worst a WellIntentionedExtremist who [[IDidWhatIHadToDo did what he had to do]], he just wanted to cleanse the world of all the filth and submissive tools that are otherwise known as "humans and reploids". [[spoiler:Lumine from Mega Man X8.]]

[[AC:Omegamaelstrom]]
* A man who firmly believed that humanity was hopelessly corrupt and antiquated. He only wanted to help what he believed was the universe's next inheritors to take over. [[spoiler:Challus Mercer of Dead Space.]]

[[AC:MetalmanJWily]]
* A robot created by a mad scientist who believed he was doing the right thing by fighting his father's rival's creation. He has since assisted his supposed enemy in saving the world from an evil supercomputer and peacefully competed in a sanctioned stock car racing event in order to gain the attention of a friendly rival for a race. Throughout it all, he has remained steadfastly remained loyal to his father. [[spoiler:Quick Man from Mega Man 2.]]
* A prosecutor who was only trying to do his job and try to get a conviction for any perpetrators that the legal system assumed were guilty. He took in his enemy defense attorney's son rather than subject the boy to having to live in an orphan, and taught him law in order to provide a proper education for the boy. He is also a loving father of two daughters, and a grandfather. [[spoiler:Manfred von Karma from Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney]]
* A young man who was merely manipulated by his father. He adores the powerful creatures of his world and runs an organization that is merely trying to liberate those creatures from cruel owners who subject the creatures to vicious pit fights. He encourages his rival to seek their side of being a hero and encourages them to ally themselves with a godlike creature of their home region to test ideals. [[spoiler:N from Pokemon Black/Pokemon White]]
* An ancient alien robot warrior created by an ancient civilization. He is an honorable fellow who was willing to discuss philosophy with the young robot who defeated him in battle. He earnestly believed that humans and robots could not live in peace, though he conceded to his worthy opponent that he earnestly hoped it could be achieved. [[spoiler:Sunstar from Mega Man V (gameboy)]]
* A young man who followed his well-intentioned-extremist employer's orders to fight said employer's sibling. He fought more to improve his technique with his weapon of choice rather than to actually kill his target. [[spoiler:Rai-Dei the Blade from Trigun]]
* A capricious young man who obtained three treasures in order to try to seal an Eldritch Abomination that his evil ancestor's group intended to try to unleash upon the world. [[spoiler:Ash Crimson from King of Fighters (if you see him as a villain)]]
* A young warrior who tried to protect a powerful gem to keep it out of the hands of two irresponsible young soldiers. He took it upon himself to fight the young soldiers to prevent them from being allowed to awaken a sleeping mecha that would destroy the world. [[spoiler:Green from Gunstar Heroes]]

[[AC: Tropers/ABlackRaptor]]
* A man who, after trying his hardest to rebuild his family's fortune after his father squandered it, was left a widower with a drug addicted son he tried to help. But, his company began to fail, forcing him to put focus on a make-or-break project, only for it to cause him to develop a SuperPoweredEvilSide. He tried to use this side to control the local organised crime so as to save the streets from violence, only for his son's friend to target him and beat him regularly. He tried to go to the police about their actions, but they beat him enough to make him forget everything temporarily, but he would soon try to bring them to justice once more. However, after engaging in an affair with a younger woman whom turned out to be his rival's girlfriend, he tried to save her from him by taking her to the safety of the George Washington Bridge, where she unfourtunatly fell. But, before she could safely land in the water bellow, his nemesis returned, snapping her neck before impaling him on his own invention. While he was believed to be dead, this man watched as his son tried in vein to avenge him, but he too was killed. After finally dealing with his insanity, he decided to convince them to stop thei ilegal activities with the help of a convulted series of plans, only for him to instead track this man down and beat him once more. After going out of his way to ruin his reputation, this heroic and noble gentleman singlehandedly saved humanity from an alien invasion, and tried to use this as a way to better society, only for this to backfire when everyong else in the world goes out of their way to ruin him, ending with him locked in jail after trying to stop a group of immortal assholes thatregularly commit genocide against a race of Ice people. He's now in jail, waiting for a chance to prove that all he wanted was to stop the world from destroying itself. [[spoiler: Didn't get it yet? NormanOsborn, ''Spider-Man''.]]

[[AC: Primo Victoria]]
* Survivor of massacre of his hometown and family, who had devoted his life to improving lives of his people and defeating racist empire guilty of it, while also serving the only god in the Universe who cares about his people. He had sacrificed a lot and forced himself to ally with some terrible people he manages to keep in check only by his wit, but defeated said racist empire and gave his people first real country, becoming their hero and now works to ensure they will never be opressed again. [[spoiler: Redcloak, ''Order of the Stick'']]
* He formed elaborate plan to slowly unite the continent, bringing law and order to it and really loves his family. [[spoiler: General Tarquin, ''Order of the Stick'']]
* He wants to turn wasted world into an utopia where nobody has to be fighting anymore [[spoiler: Raoh, ''Fist of the North Star'']]
* He returned to his people in the time of their greatest need. He gathered humans and monsters to fight against terrible empire, offering them friendship and acceptance. With his superior tactic he turned the tides of war with minimal loss. He is TheMessiah. [[spoiler: Griffith, ''Berserk'']]

[[AC: Naridar]]
* A wise leader of a prosperous city, he cares deeply about the citizens, helps a young couple with UST resolve their feelings and makes TheHero reach a decision that benefits the country in the long run. [[spoiler: President Snow, The Hunger Games]]
* A highly advanced spacefaring race, their technology provides the backbone of galactic society. They work against one of the biggest problems of the galaxy and gladly welcome any person or entire race to help them. [[spoiler: The Reapers, Mass Effect]]
* A ManOfWealthAndTaste and a true patriot, he struggles for humanity to have the best possible place in the entire galaxy. Objects strongly against the genocide of an entire race and provides TheHero with many resources over the storyline. [[spoiler: The Illusive man, Mass Effect]]
* A bumbling, curious AI who helps TheHero for a large part of the storyline, and yearns for love and caring. In the end, recieves a cruel and monstrous fate with little chance of redemption. [[spoiler: Wheatley, Portal 2]]
* An honourable warrior from a desolate world, his prime motivation is to protect a lover/little sister figure from her cruel fate, which the protagonists only make worse. [[spoiler: Caius, Final Fantasy XIII-2]]

[[AC: MicoolTNT]]
* His mad quest for power is really just a desperate grasp for freedom. His evil commander has brainwashed him, humiliated him, [[BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil tortured him]], and twisted his mind and morals to their breaking points. In truth, he just wants the power to be free of [[spoiler: Galvatron]]. He is a once-noble warrior who maintains a powerful if twisted soul of [[TheDeterminator determination]]. Let us not forget, he gave his life not in a desperate grasp for power, but in a final attempt to stop the BigBad (conveniently forgetting the fact that if he beat said villain, he would have gotten the power for himself, which his former master held at the time). [[spoiler: Starscream, Transformers Cybertron]]

[[AC: Tropers/BrendanDRizzo]]
* All he wants to do is to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong, give the human race its free will back, depower a dangerous god, and save his sister from an unknown yet terrible fate. [[spoiler: Fujiwara, ''Suzumiya Haruhi'' series]]
* He wants justice served against the man whom his daughter claims raped her. [[spoiler: Bob Ewell, ''To Kill a Mockingbird'']]
* She wants to avenge her sister's death. [[spoiler: The Wicked Witch of the West, ''The Wizard of Oz'']]
* He is of a race which has solved its world's energy crisis, and wants to save the entire universe by averting heat death. He is completely honest and gives young girls anything they wish for. [[spoiler: Kyuubey, ''Puella Magi Madoka Magica'']]
* He wants the world to be a more interesting place. [[spoiler: Discord, ''My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic'']]

[[AC: PennyDreadful]]
* He's a hard-working, blue-collar guy who's 100 percent professional and committed to his job. He's also a born leader who watches out for his team. [[spoiler: Captain Cold, ''The Flash'']]
* He's a hyperintelligent primate who's built his own fortress, but somehow, he's still tormented by three bratty little girls. [[spoiler: Mojo Jojo, ''The Powerpuff Girls'']]
* He expects great things from his young daughter. Great, earth-shattering things. [[spoiler: Trigon, ''The Teen Titans'']]

[[AC: Tropers/CyanFlame]]
* All she wants is for her cruel, disobedient daughter is to take up an interest in sewing. [[spoiler: Other Mother, "Coraline"]]

[[AC: Tropers/UnderlordZ]]
* A ruler forced to use her mastery of disguise to infiltrate an enemy kingdom, having to deal with the meddling little sister of her soon-to-be husband, all in an effort to simply provide her loyal followers with something to eat. [[spoiler:Chrysalis, Queen of the Changelings, ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'']]

[[AC: Tropers/MC2]]
* A well dressed, well respected corporate executive who enjoys catering to the tastes of the masses, even if he comes across as pandering. He bases his entire show plan on the power of the people, and tests the limits of his authority to make sure they are entertained. [[spoiler:John Laurinaitis, WWE]]
* An extremely successful athlete who won numerous awards and accolades everywhere he went, facing all challengers with an indomitable spirit and a heart of fire. [[spoiler:BrockLesnar, WWE]]
* Rising from the very bottom of the little leagues to the very top of superstardom, this underdog overcame obstacle after obstacle and countless people telling him he could never do it to win the greatest achievement in his field. Unfortunately, his reign of glory was cut short due to a misunderstanding with his now ex-girlfriend. [[spoiler:DanielBryan, WWE]]
* A seemingly cold and distant man who, after having a falling out with his daughter, aims to help a young man achieve his lifelong goal. [[spoiler:Arkham, VideoGame/DevilMayCry 3]]
* A large fellow who spent the majority of his life locked up in a basement, all he really wants is to be united with his sister. [[spoiler:Erebus, Persona 3]]

[[AC: Sarameya]]
* He spent his long life completely isolated from the world of men, unable to go out and partake in their life. All he wants is a companion who would share his little hobby. He would do anything to win the loyalty and support of a said companion. [[spoiler: Chzo from Chzo Mythos]]

[[AC: Tropers/DanteDyavol]]
* A simple-minded man that is unknowingly hurting people, while he only sees that the people that he is hurting are incredibly happy and enjoying his presence. [[spoiler:The Pyro, Team Fortress 2]]

[[AC: Snarf]]
* A lonely young man attempts to keep a struggling family business afloat. Bored with life, he takes up a fascinating hobby which he shares with visitors to his establishment, which he works hard to keep clean and reputable. Despite a troubled upbringing he still loves and respects his mother very much. [[spoiler: Norman Bates, ''Psycho'']]
* Imprisoned at the bottom of the ocean, this extraterrestrial being only seeks to respond to the call of his followers. Any harm he might inflict in the process is purely coincidental and unintended. [[spoiler: Cthulhu, HP Lovecraft mythos]]
* All he really wants is someone to love, and to go home, after devoting his life to [[ForScience SCIENCE!]] [[spoiler: Frank N. Furter, ''The Rocky Horror Picture Show'']]
* He's trying to give you what you want. [[spoiler: Morden, ''Babylon Five'']]
* They've received a vision from God and as a result have been inspired to throw off the bonds of their oppressors. Later, seeing that they may have gone about things the wrong way, they attempt reconciliation. [[spoiler: The Cylons, ''Battlestar Galactica Reimagined'']]
* Already having been exploited by one alien race, these creatures are only responding in kind when humans attempt to enslave and weaponize them. If we'd just ''leave them alone'' they'd be harmless. [[spoiler: The Xenomorphs, ''Alien'']]
* This hugely successful conglomerate has a long track record of boosting shareholder profits while ensuring employment for thousands. Their corporate presence can even be felt in ''very'' remote areas. They have diversified across all sectors and are seeking to make groundbreaking progress in defense and biotech-related fields. [[spoiler: The Weyland-Yutani Corporation, ''{{Alien}}'']]

[[AC: DalekKolt]]
* A [[FromNobodyToNightmare humble watchmaker]] whose obsession with an ArtifactOfDoom led to the death of his wife and children. Overcome with grief, now all he wants is to [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong reunite with his family,]] [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity no]] [[TheUnfettered matter]] [[PoweredByAForsakenChild the cost.]] Had his plans succeeded, 200 years of genocide and destruction would have been undone. [[spoiler:Noximilien Coxen, a.k.a. Nox, ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'']]

[[AC: RileyTaker]]
* All he asked was that one of his employees not be so anti-social, and what did he get for it? Constantly being humiliated and attacked by said employee, and branded evil by his own consumers. [[spoiler: Vince Mc Mahon, from WWE]]
* He just wants to create a world where there is no conflict by eliminating the reason conflict exists. [[spoiler: Ultron, from The Avengers]]
* She tried to use the power of prayer to get a group of people through a very troubling time, only to be shot and killed for her efforts. [[spoiler: Mrs. Carmody, from "The Mist"]]
* He wants to fullfill the mission of his former master, and, [[spoiler: along with the woman he loves]], take revenge on the vigilante who murdered him. [[spoiler: Bane, from ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'']]

[[AC: Megacles]]
* A member of the legislature for a major world city, he is the only one to offer any sort of response to the vaguely communist revolution brewing in the city. He attempts to recruit a girl with an image as a Messianic figure into his task force in order to win credibility, but she turns on him for no real reason. When forced to take drastic measures as the revolution increases, said girl attacks him in his office, to which he responds by capturing her alive and removing her from the scene, rather than killing her as she was prepared to do to him. After being stripped of his amazing powers, he gives information which defeats the revolution, and sacrifices himself to kill the leader. [[spoiler: Tarrlok, from TheLegendOfKorra]]
* A war orphan uses his vast powers to overthrow the warlord who is running his Third World country. He then sets out on a quest to bring peace to the world, which involves capturing and sealing away dangerous monsters. Along the way, he deals out justice to the nation which backed the aforementioned warlord. [[spoiler: This guy is the patron saint of Villain Whitewashing: Nagato/Pain from Naruto]]
* An orphan, he seeks to learn the greatest mysteries in the universe. His former master was criticized as weak because he didn't possess God Mode eyes, which was treated as some major flaw. This person has worked hard to surpass his master, and tried to offer comfort and guidance to his master's killer when they were conflicted. For all of this, he was locked in a GroundhogDayLoop for all eternity. His use of power copied from other people's DNA was treated as bad, because in this series, only people born to the [[spoiler: Uchiha clan]] or the protagonist are allowed to be awesome. [[spoiler: Kabuto, from Naruto]]
* A talented young man gifted with extraordinary powers, he seeks to unravel the mysteries of life and magic. His grand ambition involves shattering the Masquerade which is a dominant force in his world, so that the fantastic world can actively help the mundane world. He is betrayed by his best friend, even when said friend knew what their cause entailed, and is locked in his own prison for years before being killed by the BigBad, all the while laughing in defiance. [[spoiler: Gellert Grindlewald, HarryPotter]]
* An entire race which is hated by the world, they are simply trying to survive and secure land for their children. The DesignatedHero at one point wishes to wipe out every last one of them, and the villain brainwashes their leaders to use them as cannon fodder. Still, they strongly value honor and good physical health, even if they do have scary horns. [[spoiler: Urgals from the Inheritance Cycle]]

[[AC:NarcissaHeinous]]
* A lonely, near-omnipotent, immortal being with [[CreepyCrossdresser excellent taste in fashion]] who has dedicated his life and powers to helping three very special little girls. He has taught them many lessons, including why not to fight each-other, and how to face their fears. He gave them lots of candy on their birthday, and brought their [[EnsembleDarkhorse dearly beloved]] half-brothers back from the dead. However no-one seems to understand his good intentions due to his creepy appearance and possible schizophrenia. He is so feared that no one will talk to him if they can avoid it, so not only does he have no friends, but no one ever got to know him long enough to learn his name. [[spoiler:HIM from "The Powerpuff Girls"]].

[[AC: theAdeptRogue]]
* A heart-broken man who lost his family because of a corrupt warlord, and now dedicates his life to destroy all corrupt systems in the world. His only daughter does not see him as a father figure because of his failure to protect her (and her mother). His best student betrayed him and burnt down his home and people to ashes. He risked his life to destroy a city he deemed corrupt, only to be stopped, and indirectly killed, by his former student. [[spoiler:Ra's al Ghul from Film/BatmanBegins]].

[[AC: akisawana]]
* This former miner started a revolution against the corrupt, segregationist government and will sacrifice anything for the sake of peace throughout the galaxy, even his own home planet. Though he sometimes feel it necessary to be harsh, he has (apparently) endless forgiveness for his traitorous second-in-command. [[spoiler:Megatron, G1/IDW comics]]

[[AC: foxmccloud4387]]
* A fragment of an ArtificialIntelligence that was mind-raped and fragmented by his "father" in a callous attempt to save money, he uses his cunning and craftiness to work with his "brothers" and undo what was done wrong to them and become whole again. Oh, and he helps a clumsy, brutish soldier take a level in badass. [[spoiler:Sigma, ''Red vs. Blue'']]
* A heartbroken man who is persecuted for his well-intentioned attempts to help the armed forces. Thankfully, he was able to escape via LoopholeAbuse. [[spoiler:The Director, ''Red vs. Blue'']]


[[AC: [=TARINunit9=]]]
* One of [=1d4chan's=] favorites: a free-spirited religious devout whose complete, selfless dedication to his god's cause leads him to be frequently accused of ChronicBackstabbingDisorder. [[spoiler:Kharn the Betrayer, ''Warhammer 40,000'']]

[[AC: TLhikan]]
* A young man who, on the very day he was to enter the clergy, tragedy strikes. Ruthless [[KnightTemplar]]s slaughter every single member of his family, including the elderly and young children. Amoung those killed is the high priest of this young man's religion, who with his dying breath passes on their culture's most sacred artifact. Through this artifact, the young priest recieves a divine vision, telling him of his god's plan to free his entire race from centuries of oppression and racism. With only this young priest and his brother surviving the massacre, the two try to implement their god's plan. Despite falling in with some less-than-savory characters, and the tragic death of the priest's brother, the priest never deviates from his destiny. Although the young priest initially had some racist attitudes, he realized how wrong he had been when a member of the race he disliked sacrificed himself to save the priest's life. Spurred by the sacrifice, the young priest leads a smashing victory against the very kingdom that murdered his family, toppled the ruling autocrasy, and created a free nation where his people could be safe. [[spoiler: Redcloak, ''Order of the Stick'']]
* Hounded across space by members of his own race, he was captured and put on a ship with execution or imprisonment awaiting him. But he enacted a daring escape, crashing the ship along with himself and his captors onto an alien planet, Earth. So that he would be accepted by the natives, he took on the name and legacy of an ancient hero, using technology he boldy stole from his former captors. A quick learner, he mastered a martial art not meant for his species and evenutally ruled all of Japan.His former captors went on to form a secretive corporation that employed armed vigilantes and was responsible for a notorious toxic waste spill ''in New York City''. He also adopted a orphaned human girl, who he trained and loved as his own daughter. Other of his employees include a former street thug who went on to become a successful buisnessman and a scientist who, while brilliant, was also extremely narcissictic and rebellious, forcing our subject to discipline him several times. A succesful buisness man, he privately funded the restoration of New York City after a devastating alien invasion. Through it all, his one desire was to simply go home. [[spoiler: Ch'rell, the Shredder, ''Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'']]
[[AC: Yumenoshima]]
* A young man struggling with a poor self-image due to a difficult childhood discovers he has a hidden talent and embraces it with gusto. He remains committed to the development of this new skill despite the efforts of those who would try to clip his wings, including his arrogant and belittling best friend. He gains a lot of weight after bravely fighting a debilitating chemical dependency. At great personal cost, he leaves it all behind and joins with others like himself to create something new. [[spoiler: Tetsuo, ''AKIRA'']]

[[AC: Flareth]]
* A man, who was taken from his home when he was younger, has dreams of a better world. Along with his friend, he tries to make the world a better place. [[spoiler: The Brain, ''Pinky and the Brain'']]

[[AC: GothicProphet]]
* A man who made a mistake in who he followed, then became trapped with the people he was to kill, then realized the error of his ways and saves their lives on several occasions, but they are very ungrateful and he is frequently in danger of violence. [[spoiler: Dr. Zachary Smith, ''LostInSpace'']]

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* The abused and disillusioned son of a disgraced former mob boss who ran away from home and his ArchnemesisDad to work for the cause of social reform and equality. Along the way, he learns a [[AntiMagic potent martial art]], which he in turn teaches to others for the purpose of self defense. He is opposed by a corrupt Fascist Politician who pushed laws that blatantly enforced segregation and prejudice, a teenaged Tykebomb with no identity outside of her superpowers, the spoiled daughter of an automobile tycoon who turned on her father when she found out he supported this individual's cause, and a pair of professional athletes widely considered to be shallow morons. [[spoiler: Amon from ''TheLegendOfKorra'']]
[[AC: Ambar Son of Deshar]]

VillainWhitewashing/TropersOtherToB
* A big believer in his country's greatness, this man has been part of his father's national independence movement since a young age. A brilliant public speaker and capable organiser, he works closely with his aged father, though he sometimes worries about whether the latter is still up to the job. An incurable optimist, he does his best to keep up morale by speaking to the troops, and even tries to find some meaning in his younger brother's early death. [[spoiler:Gihren Zabi, ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'']]
VillainWhitewashing/TropersCToF
* A self-made man who escaped from a horrific homelife, this multibillionaire has brought hundreds of jobs to a small town by making his home there. While his relationship with his son is rocky, he has hope that the boy will turn out to be a proper heir someday. [[spoiler: ''{{Smallville}}'''s Lionel Luthor]]
VillainWhitewashing/TropersGToK
* A rugged individualist who loves what he does and does what he loves, this man has done more than anyone to demonstrate to impressionable children the dangers of blind faith. [[spoiler:Ali Al-Saachez, ''{{Gundam 00}}'']]
VillainWhitewashing/TropersLToM
* A relentlessyly cheerful, self-employed businessman, this veteran soldier has kept up a positive attitude despite many near-death experiences. He has raised two war orphans by himself, and despite the differences they've had is always pleased to stumble across an old accquantaince from his time in Afghanistan. [[spoiler:Gauron, ''FullMetalPanic]]
VillainWhitewashing/TropersNToQ
* Possessing an exuberant, over-the-top personality, this man brings a sense of humour to a profession that typically leaves people with all sorts of emotional baggage. A lover of children, and small, furry animals, he is nevertheless a stern boss who does not tolerate screw-ups. [[spoiler:Mr. Gates, also from ''FullMetalPanic'']]
VillainWhitewashing/TropersRToS
* A powerful politician who isn't afraid to go to the frontline, this man understands the extent that the war they are engaged in must be prosecuted to if victory is to be assured. Charismatic and self-assured, his experiences as a child have shown him that only the most extreme measures can save his race from being replaced. Has been known to give convicts and street urchins a chance to better serve their country. [[spoiler:Muruta Azrael, ''GundamSEED'']]
* Suave and debonair, this technician turned soldier works well with the opposite gender. Dedicated to replacing a corrupt military dictatorship with a better system, he makes himself a beacon of hope to those around him, and does not take defeat lightly. [[spoiler:Paptimus Scirocco, ''ZetaGundam'']]
* Born with what amounts to a terminal illness, this man recieved no love or support from his family, and was left to fend for himself. Having reached adulthood, he is respected by leaders on both sides of the world war that is currently raging. Understanding the cycle of vengeance and hatred better than anyone, and aware that he doesn't have much time left, he plans to put an end to everyone's pain, once and for all. He strongly believes that there can be such a thing as too much progress. [[spoiler:Rau Le Creuset, ''GundamSEED'']]
* Following the tragic loss of his wife, this man devoted his life to ensuring his people's safety. When the previous leadership refused to take the proper steps to ensure said safety, he ran for office, and became his nation's president. He is now in a position to end the war on very favourable terms for his side. [[spoiler:Patrick Zala, also from ''GundamSEED'']]

[[AC:@/ABLb0y]]
* She just didn't want to be a loser anymore [[spoiler: [[Film/BattleRoyale Mitsuko Souma]]]]
* Just wants people to love her [[spoiler: [[VideoGame/MassEffect2 Morinth]]]]
* Wanted to make the world a nicer place to live in [[spoiler: Jigsaw from ''Saw'']]
* Just wanted to help an insecure young ballerina achieve her goal [[spoiler: Tomas from ''Black Swan'']]
[[AC:@/IHaveAHeadAche]]
* A man who for literally uncountable years has been struggling to end a cycle of defeat and suffering who has been recruiting from the greatest of bards, healers and academicians through promises of eternal life, and whenever he comes to the very completion of his plans to end this eternal torture, is forced into a pocket dimension to try again. Forever.[[spoiler: [[{{Satan}} The Dark One]] from Literature/TheWheelOfTime. (The Bard is Asmodean, the healer is Semirhage, and the academicians are Mesaana and Graendal.]]

[[AC:@/CrashMan]]
* A jaded teen who was born with powers that isolated him from other people when he tried to interact with them. He teamed up with a person and started a relationship with her only to be double-crossed. In pursuit, he hopes to gain vengeance and give justice to six other people who were also victims of her monstrous treachery (as well as stop anyone from dating her at all, for the sake of the universe, so that no more people suffer), albeit in differing ways. Some Chaotic Evil hipster and a terrible storywriter stand in all of their ways. Simply put, they all had some mental issue and really were just a support group that should have made use of the "group" part of their function, and maybe tried to emulate less of their CrapsackWorld. Erroneously labelled as a monster on the grounds of his goal of preserving those he loves so they don't die. [[spoiler: Gideon Gordon Graves of The League of Evil Exes, ''Scott Pilgrim vs. the World]]...(shudders)[[spoiler: I hate vs. the World outside of the League of Evil Exes. 'Nuff said.]]
* A man who loved his wife so much that he kept her alive in a water tank and tried to cure her ailment while coping with his own ailment in the process. [[spoiler: Mr. Freeze, the Batman series]].
* Rank 9 in his group. [[BrilliantButLazy While too relaxed for his own good, a treacherous member is confronted by him in the most peaceful and intellectual way possible]]. The traitor's friends make insulting remarks of his psychosocial condition, which provokes him to throttle the three before ultimately being defeated. [[spoiler: Demyx of Organization XIII, Kingdom Hearts series]]

[[AC:@/{{terlwyth}}]]
* A powerful king burns his rebellious, disrespectful son for insulting a trusted general who never did anything wrong in the first place. Rightfully deemed his brother a traitor after foiling a plan of one his trusted Admirals that would've allowed for peace, sent his senseful daughter after both of them and masterfully came up with a plan to establish complete harmony, with the bonus of power. [[spoiler: Fire Lord Ozai, ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'']].
* A perhaps disagreeable fellow with interesting tastes, who only wants to have fun. The mob will screw everyone over just for money and he only wants to see them get what they deserve. Everyone else is just self-righteous and they'll turn on each other at any minute, the "system" only perpetuates that, and one disfigured fellow ready to do anything for his girl proved that. His archnemesis just loves to ruin everything and certainly has no taste, he won't even do all that was necessary for his own beliefs. [[spoiler: SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, ''Film/TheDarkKnight'']].
* A dragon-turtle loves the princess of a neighboring kingdom, that plumber boy just doesn't get it. All his plans are just distractions to have the princess and some cake. What's wrong with that? [[spoiler: Bowser in most of the ''SuperMarioBros.'' series]].
* A cute but lively puppet only wants to have fun and the old world didn't allow for that, sadly, no one likes him. His own associates have no idea of fun and his underlings run away from him when they can. Owning a forest is useless without people to play with. That tree had some nerve reminding him of his dilemma and that little green kid dared mock him. That metal monkey was horribly mean, tasteless, and boring. Why does everyone hate him so much? [[spoiler: Puppetmon, ''Digimon Adventure'']].
** [[spoiler: TK is the little green kid, Cherrymon is the tree, [=MetalEtemon=] is the metal monkey]].

[[AC:Sableyed]]
* A white-clad, jovial man who attempts to stop a band of terrorists, only to be defeated trying to rescue his true love, by a monster assassin who has bathed in his comrade's blood. [[spoiler: Ladd Russo]].
* An attorney whose life was ruined by a corrupt politician who threw off his timing. [[spoiler: The Clock King]]
* A businessman who has to stop the demons he has unleashed, armed with his ability to plan for contingencies. [[spoiler: David Xanatos, ''Gargoyles'']].

[[AC:Mr.Zimpy]]
* He just wants to stop the threat of furries spreading their influence on an innocent world. So he enslaves other animals to help him destroy the furry menace, but he's just a well intentioned extremist at most. [[spoiler: Dr. Robotnik, in various ''Sonic The Hedgehog'' incarnations]].
* A man who stood idle while his people died off under intense living conditions, he asked for help but never received it, instead, he was forced to bow before the ruler of a spoiled, selfish, and egomaniacal race who continued to snub him and call him evil. When he could take it no longer, he was forced, as a last ditch effort, to allow someone else to gain access to the holy artifact that would save his people. Sure, he overthrew the race and enslaved the world, but they called him evil for doing such a selfless, pure, and morally good act. [[spoiler: Ganondorf, ''Legend of Zelda'']].
* He's considered a monster when all he does is conquer a rich, high powered, borguois kingdom, which is so lazy that it never bothers spending money on anything worthwhile. The "monster" is a articulate, philosophical, and moralistic leader who rules fairly over a poor, destroyed, and run down kingdom, but cares greatly for his people and his many children, as he has not run out on them or abandoned them. As for his people, he conquers the other kingdom to take the money they don't deserve and borrows the princess so she can be a surrogate mother to his children. [[spoiler: Bowser, ''Super Mario Bros.'']].
* He just wants his gold to be left alone from people who try to steal his money for no reason, plus, he is considered evil to his good counterpart, when his counterpart has murdered innocent people and destroyed ancient architecture for no reason. Plus, he has great teeth and is not fat, he's muscular, physically fit, and immortal.[[spoiler: Wario, ''Super Mario Bros.'']].
* He just wanted to spread his influence to the citizens of England. [[spoiler:Ratigan]].
* Standing up to the bullies by making their biggest fears come to life. [[spoiler:The Scarecrow, the ''Batman'' series]].

[[AC:Bulldozer Begins]]
* He has a bright vision of the future, and insists that he is at worst a WellIntentionedExtremist. After all, the nations he seeks to wipe out is petty and materialistic, and the governments have policies that [[AnatomicallyImpossibleSex fail]] [[RantInducingSlight sex ed forever]]. Besides, one of them is home to man who murdered his twin brother, a man who has posed the threat of nuclear holocaust to more than one continent. [[spoiler: Astrabolo, from ''StationeryVoyagers'']]
* This man has won followers all over the globe, and wants to rid the world of a sex-crazed abomination that his enemies created more than anything. [[spoiler: Duke Arfaas from the CiemWebcomicSeries]]
* Conceived when her mother was raped by a water demon, this girl was declared evil by an uncaring world from the moment she was born. Her mother knew that the only way to rid her of the water demon's influence was to exorcise it with water. But that mother was mistaken for an insane murderer. The daughter, still cursed and still treated by everyone as evil, was then moved into a family that [[FreudianExcuse abused and neglected her]], and was then left to starve and freeze to death in a wet place that wasn't quite deep enough to drown her. Even from beyond the grave, all she wants is a loving home and for the world to pay attention to her. [[EnemyToAllLivingThings Even animals mistreat her]]. [[spoiler: Samara from ''TheRing''.]]

[[AC:Ettina]]
* He/She was wronged and ended up dying, and now wants to punish people who do similar things to others. [[spoiler:Most ghosts in ''Supernatural'']]
* He/She was trapped in an alternate dimension and tortured, then forced to torture others, and has finally managed to get free. [[spoiler:The demons in ''Supernatural'']]

[[AC:@/{{Belfagor}}]]
* A brilliant scientist and surgeon who worked to create a world of perfection and equality, only to be exiled by opportunist reactionaries and betrayed by the love of his life. After spending nine millennia sealed in a forsaken dimension, he carried out his more than just revenge, trying at the same time to improve the planet that saw him as a monster. Even this time, he was stopped by a selfish, arrogant eugenicist and its ragtag crew. [[spoiler: Yawgmoth from ''MagicTheGathering''.]]
* He's trying to create the perfect system. Wouldn't you like to have him as your antivirus? [[spoiler: Clu from ''Film/TronLegacy''.]]
* An affable, family-values man who cared a lot about order and cleanliness and wanted to create a safer city for his daughter figure. Also, he disliked foul language. [[spoiler: Mayor Richard Wilkins III from ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''.]]

[[AC:@/TromboneChild]]
* He just wants to be special. Who doesn't? [[spoiler:Sylar from ''Heroes'']]
* He and his best friend have a moral disagreement. Therefore, every few decades, he decides to create an event so massive that his buddy just can't ignore it. He just wants his best friend back. [[FoeYay And everyone knows they're secretly in love, anyway.]] [[spoiler:The Master from ''Doctor Who'']]
* She's just a misunderstood teenager with a mother who hated her, trying to do her best to help her country. [[spoiler:Azula from ''Avatar: the Last Airbender'']].

[[AC:@/josh6243]]
* They're only doing their job protecting the galaxy. Why did Earth try and cause some of them to defect to their side? [[spoiler:The Inspectors/Zuvorg Alliance from ''Super Robot Wars'']]

[[AC:Phoenix Trooper]]
* A highly-evolved and poetic being seeking to unite all sentient life in harmony and equality, regardless of species or standards of beauty. Worked to prevent the potential obliteration of all intelligent life in the galaxy. [[spoiler:Gravemind from ''Halo'']].

[[AC:Frisko]]
* She tried to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong, and although she ultimately failed to do so, her actions lead to TheDragon doing a HeelFaceTurn, which, in turn, lead to an ArtifactOfDoom (and associated guardians) doing a HeelFaceTurn, thereby saving Earth and potentially several other worlds from destruction. [[spoiler: Precia Testarossa, ''Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha'']].

[[AC:Xenus Oregard]]
* An orphan and a survivor of a brutal war, dedicated to sealing away nine evil demons, simply for the sake of bringing peace to the world. [[spoiler:Pain from ''Naruto'']]

[[AC:Sara]]
* A man who lost his mother and father at a young age, only cared about his half-brother, and didn't know true love until he met a certain young woman; he then went to incredible lengths to keep her by his side and protect her. [[spoiler:Alvis from ''Fire Emblem: Seisen no Keifu'']].
* A scholar who lost his wife to kidnappers during a war and tried desperately to bring her back, in the process sending his young son and daughter away to protect them. [[spoiler:Nergal from ''Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken']]

[[AC:Eaver]]
* Born bound to a small area, he worked his way up to founding a country which he calmly rules from a fancy throne. He works on a special project with his children whenever he can, which is often, as he is a stay-at-home dad and a devoted father. [[spoiler:Father from the ''Fullmetal Alchemist'' manga.]]

[[AC:@/AnsemPaul]]
* A cleric devoted to his god and his cause. Will give anything, even his own life, to win equality for his people. [[spoiler: Redcloak, ''Order Of The Stick'']]
* A man in black who respects his employees and works to protect the city from a callous God. [[spoiler:Kitanjia Megumi, ''The World Ends With You'']].
* A Holocaust surviour, who simply seeks to create a world where he and others like him will not be oppressed. [[spoiler: Magneto, ''X Men'']].

[[AC:Electrosa]]
* A creature that was shunned and feared, who only wanted a friend. He was killed by the resident "hero". So strong was his want for happiness that he came back from the dead and showed the whole galaxy what he was feeling, so that people would sympathise and love him. He searched for the only thing that could alleviate his sorrow, a magical crystal, and it was promptly taken away from him. The "hero" took the crystal from him and used it to kill him again. [[spoiler: Zero/Zero Two, ''Kirby'' series.]]

[[AC: Bradley]]
* The second youngest of nine children, who, through a cruel twist of fate, is separated from his siblings during their harrowing escape from their abusive father. He finds himself in a hostile, polluted land where he not only survives, not only thrives, but eventually becomes the ruler. When he is finally reunited with his long lost siblings, they greet him not with love, but suspicion and distrust. When he simply asks for his right to challenge his younger brother for the right to rule the empire that his other siblings created, he is crudely rebuffed and threatened with violence, leading to a horrible war. Right when it seemed as though he is about to triumph over his arrogant siblings, he is defeated due to an assassination team that slipped into his domain under the leadership of a religious fanatic that imprisoned him using BloodMagic. [[spoiler: The Dark God Fu Leng from ''Legend of the Five Rings'']]

[[AC: @/{{Renita}}]]
* A visionary leader and inspired philosopher, blessed by the spirit of the planet with immortality after his former kingdom fell as a result of human nature, given the task of leading the world back into it's former glory over the course of ten millenia. In the modern day, he is in charge of the largest corporation in the world, a front for his true cause that he is forced to hide behind from a world gone mad. Standing in his way is a fellow monarch whose kingdom was destroyed as a result of its ruler's actions and whose favoured means of dispatching threats is psychic lobotomies. [[spoiler: Dartz from ''Yu-Gi-Oh'']].

[[AC:Canonier]]
* A race of deathless guardians existing beyond time and space. They believe very firmly in the power of the community, and dedicate themselves to scientific research and making sure the laws of nature continue to function. They once sponsored a major effort to improve timekeeping. [[spoiler:The Auditors from ''Discworld'']].
* A man of science who only wants to grant the cute little critters who inhabit the neighboring area enough power to strike back against the killer robots who invaded the area and whoever sent them. Keep in mind that his plan harnesses only [[AllNaturalSnakeOil all-natural ingredients]]. [[spoiler:The Doctor from ''Cave Story'']]
* A boy who lost everything he held dear to the most terrible monster ever to exist. His stength and bravery helped save all of existence. His reward for this valiant deed was to be locked up with a megalomaniac who kept whispering lies and temptations into his ear. After he broke out with every intention of making the world a better place, most of his so-called heroes turned on him. Now he roams time and space, always looking for a way back home; a way back to his family, the girl he loved, and everything else he misses so. Though he's made some wrong decisions, deep in his heart, he just wants to be a hero. [[spoiler:''Superboy Prime'']].
* Through hard work and dedication, he became the best of the best. Still, he was told he could never be the Chosen One, and, thus, he was fated never to achieve his maximum potential. But he decided to ScrewDestiny and prove that the only choice that matters is one's own...before the supposed "hero" decided to kill him over a worthless scrap of paper. [[spoiler:Tai Lung from ''Kung Fu Panda'']].

[[AC:[[@/TheLaughingFan Fan]]]]
* He just want to get the love of his life to laugh. [[spoiler:The Joker from ''Batman'']]
* Because she is too afraid to reveal her true feelings, this is the only way she can spend time with her one true love. [[spoiler:Shego from ''Kim Possible'']]
* After saving the empire from a racist military dictatorship, he spends the rest of his life protecting the empire from an out of control uprising led by domestic terrorists. [[spoiler:King Galbatorix from ''The Inheritance Cycle'']]

[[AC:@/{{Dinru}}]]
* An angel who's simply taking care of his sister and trying to fulfill her final wishes by ending all discrimination. [[spoiler:Mithos Yggdrasil from ''Tales of Symphonia''.]]
* A beautiful Queen who governs several ''trillions'' of people effectively, while making sure they've all got a job in their only industry, which was once chaotic. [[spoiler:Queen Sadako from ''Yu+Me Dream'']]
* A group of Environmental Activist trying to take back what was once theirs, and at the same time attempting to save it from destruction at the hands of those who do have it. [[spoiler:The Aliens from ''Tokyo Mew Mew'']]
* A Father-Son team trying to bring peace to their waring societies. [[spoiler:Hawkfrost and Tigerstar from ''Warriors'']]

[[AC:@/{{Laota}}]]
* He was a good man, one who only wanted to love and serve his god, until he realized that god would never love him back, and lost touch with his emotions. But despite his own misery, he devoted the rest of his life to prolonging the lives of others, often delivering lost souls from the brink of death. His name is now legend, and the world will never be the same for his passing. [[spoiler:Davy Jones, from Pirates of the Caribbean.]] Wait...[[spoiler:would Sauron count as well?]]

[[AC: [[@/PMiller1 Paul Miller]]]]
* A discriminated beast who just wants to be with his one true love, but is constantly impeded by an unhinged killer with a predilection for hallucinogenic fungi. [[spoiler:Bowser from the ''Mario'' series.]]
* A kind and lazy fellow who's just doing his job, and just wants to hang out with his partner. [[spoiler:Koki Kariya.]]
** Actually, this is almost canon, for some value of "kind". [[spoiler: Kariya]] really is much nicer and fairer than most of his colleagues (not that that's saying much).
* A group of beings who just want to be complete and feel some real emotion again. [[spoiler:Organization XIII from ''Kingdom Hearts 2''.]]
** ...and one of them just wants his friend back. [[spoiler:Axel.]]
* An [[NighInvulnerable nigh unkillable]] witch, who [[GrammarNazi desires grammatical correctness,]] [[JustifyingEdit encourages the expression of one's side in healthy debate]], and [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife promotes the regular use of this very Wiki.]] [[spoiler:Gigatrope-tan; a.k.a. The Wiki Witch Of The Web. '''That's Right, I've made her White!''']]

[[AC:@/{{Grev}}]]
* He just wants his son to have everything he has. [[spoiler:Darth Vader from ''Star Wars'']]

[[AC:Insert Witty Name Here]]
* The military locked him up after discovering his political past. His attempt to escape earned him and all his friends a one-way ticket to an inhospitable wasteland. After his one true love succumbed there, he set out for vengeance, armed with a machine that creates life. [[spoiler:Khan from ''Star Trek''.]]
* She took over a chaotically-run institution, attempted to instill order, and fired individuals who performed incompetently. [[spoiler:Dolores Umbridge from ''Harry Potter''.]]
* After becoming a self-made millionaire, he married a widow with three children and used his wealth to change the face of his hometown. [[spoiler:Biff Tannen.]]

[[AC:Waltzy]]
* A count who constantly keeps the will of his people in mind while making decisions, made the taxes on fast-acting miracle medicine dirt-cheap, and sent his subordinates to beautiful forests to observe the wildlife. Also, he courteously refused taking a prince of an opposing country captive, and instead offered to take a shunned by society, terminally ill young girl into his castle to live the rest of her life in safety and comfort. [[spoiler:Count Waltz of ''Eternal Sonata''.]]

[[AC:@/{{Katsuhagi}}]]
* A misunderstood young hero who was experimented on, spent his entire life on the battlefield, and never knew his real mother. All he wanted was to restore the Earth to its proper form and do justice to his ancestors. [[spoiler:Sephiroth from ''Final Fantasy VII'']].
** Or [[spoiler:Liquid Snake from ''Metal Gear Solid'']], perhaps?
* A misunderstood child of mixed race, he saw his mother sacrifice herself for him and grew into a proud leader of his race. His attempts to win the hand of a lovely young woman were thwarted by a jock from out of town, but his will was strong enough that he defied death itself. [[spoiler:Seymour from ''Final Fantasy X'']]

[[AC:@/DrakeDarkHunter]]
* The chosen hero of his people journeys to a foreign world to gain the energy he needs to save his dying homeworld. He is blessed by his gods and devises a plan to save his world without harming the other. [[spoiler:Dhaos from ''Tales Of Phantasia'']].

[[AC:@/KingSonnDeeDoo]]
* A man who simply wants to advance and unite the world under his rule. He is also trying his best to stop FantasticRacism, by making two different things into one, and removing the boundaries between all. [[spoiler:Sousuke Aizen from ''Bleach'']].
* A family man, who did all he could in his power to keep his family and people safe. Rejected by the gods, he became one for his people, and locked them in the sky so that they'd be safe. [[spoiler:Feoltahnos from ''Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings'']]

[[AC:{{@/Jordan}}]]
* A figure with nearly divine powers which he has used to heal people and to reward one of his helpers with near immortality. He is a tough but fair parent who cares deeply about his children and wants to make the world more accommodating to them. [[spoiler:Father from ''Fullmetal Alchemist'']]

[[AC:@/SapphireFlame]]
* He just wants to stop a species of aliens from accidentally destroying the universe. [[spoiler:The Anti-Spiral Leader from ''Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann'']]
* A general that wants to overthrow an evil dictator and follow his dreams. [[spoiler:Kefka from ''Final Fantasy VI'']]

[[AC:Floria]]
* A beautiful young Action Girl who manages to maintain her sense of humor even in the face of overwhelming tragedy and enjoys giving hugs. [[spoiler: Laughing Octopus/Laughing Beauty from ''Metal Gear Solid 4'']]
* The champion of beauty, pleasure, and passion in a world dominated by grim, dictatorial militarism. [[spoiler: Slaanesh from ''Warhammer 40K'']].
* A clever, determined, and rather kinky EnsembleDarkHorse with a lot of style and a talent for multitasking, who gave up everything for the sake of the ideals of the man he loved and a free world. [[spoiler: Ocelot, ''Metal Gear saga'']]
* A devoted mother who just wanted justice for her disabled son. [[spoiler: Pamela Voorhees, from Film/FridayThe13th1980]]
* A brilliant, inner-directed GeniusBruiser who used his unique talents and vision to conspire against Nazi Germany from within. Unfortunately, his efforts to unlock his full potential put him on the wrong side of BeautyEqualsGoodness and made him an outcast from normal society. [[spoiler: The Red Skull, from CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger]]
* A strong woman who managed to build a successful career for herself under a highly patriarchal right-wing regime, and now wants to find a man who can keep up with her. [[spoiler: Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS]]
* A woman who's [[CuteMonsterGirl unconventionally beautiful]], [[DarkActionGirl badass]], and, after some consciousness raising, [[FullFrontalAssault comfortable in her own skin]]. She had always been different. After spending her childhood trying to hide, she finally chose to embrace her distinctiveness and fight for a world in which she wouldn't have to pass for normal - this alienated her from the only family she had. After she suffers a disabling injury while fighting for their shared cause, she's rejected by the man who introduced her to radical identity politics. [[spoiler: Mystique in the X-Men movies.]]

[[AC:CKY]]
* A creative, brilliant, charismatic young leader, rising up to save his fellow people from the domination of an opposing government which conquered the planet through civil war. [[spoiler: Megatron from ''Transformers'']].

[[AC:Fenrir]]
* A perfectly rational man who doesn't let emotions get in the way of getting his job done and understands it's not his or anyone else's place to deem if he crossed a line or not; it's history's and history's alone. [[spoiler: Cancer Deathmask from ''Saint Seiya'']]
* Granted, he's a BloodKnight and has very high expectations for his teammates in fights, but he also adheres to those same rules himself and punishes himself accordingly when he loses too. He also helped make a JokeCharacter take many a [[TookALevelInBadass level in badass]] and is set up for fighting one of the antagonists of the current story arc. [[spoiler: Neptuneman from ''Kinnikuman Nisei'']]

[[AC:@/TheHeroHartmut]]
* A frail man of indeterminate age who has quite possibly overseen millenia of mankind's endeavours, but, in spite of this, never lost touch with his inner child. He provided employment for many hundreds of people in his military, manufacturing, and scientific research divisions, showed rural communities the wonders of city life, and always strived to improve the aesthetic of nature. [[spoiler: Porky from ''Mother 3'']].
* A ManOfWealthAndTaste. Fired from his previous job just because he dared to dream of being in charge for once. Now holds the top position in his own industry, directly competing against his former employer for a higher traffic count. A highly misunderstood individual, who is unfairly prejudged and demonised for the necessary post he fills. [[spoiler: Satan]].

[[AC: Peteman]]
* Charged with defending time from an arrogant man trying to impose his vision of how things should be on reality, in spite of the fact that what happened was his fault to begin with. [[spoiler: The Dahaka from ''Prince Of Persia''.]]
* They are simply trying to achieve perfection. [[spoiler: The Borg from ''Star Trek''.]]
* They seek to put an end to suffering in a universe that would either dissolve it into chaotic winds, have it ruled by tyrannical, superpowered overlords, or distant, useless gods with corrupt and dangerous viceroys. [[spoiler: The Neverborn from ''Exalted'']]
* Tried to get recognition after his partner stole all the credit, and convinced an oppressed minority to rebel against unjust laws. [[spoiler: Dr. Wily, ''Megaman''s ''1'' and ''9'']].
* Sought to reform a corrupt and inefficient bureaucracy, deal with a growing enemy threat, and may have done everything to protect the galaxy from an even greater threat. [[spoiler: Emperor Palpatine from ''Star Wars'']]

[[AC: Some Guy]]
* The leader of a tribe of nomads living in a desolate, inhospitable land, he made an alliance with a more fertile kingdom to the east in hopes of providing for his people, but found that the king cared little for his allies (this king would later ignore the starvation of his allies in the mountains). This left him with no choice but to take the land by force, and when he had power over it, he not only provided for his own people but even went so far as to reward an exploited worker on a nearby farm. [[spoiler: Ganondorf from the ''Legend Of Zelda'' series]]

[[AC: @/{{TMOH}}]]
* He'll do whatever it takes to ensure that his ancestor gets the respect he deserves. [[spoiler:Sheridan Shakespeare from the Finnegan Zwake novel, ''The Ruby Raven'']].
* He wants to stop the upheaval of his people's entire civilization and hold onto modern technology, but gets betrayed by his sidekick and killed by the heroes for his efforts. [[spoiler:Jenner from ''The Secret Of [=NIMH=]'']]
* He is portrayed as a demon for devoting his life to bringing a well-known but unidentified criminal to justice. [[spoiler:Chillingsworth from ''The Scarlet Letter'']]
* They just want to make the universe a more rational place. [[spoiler:The Auditors of Reality from ''Discworld'']]
* He starts out being pursued by the police for crimes he swears he hasn't committed, but proves that he can be a productive member of society after traveling to a city with a more sympathetic government. [[spoiler:Carcer from ''Discworld'']]
* When his country's new, young ruler--educated abroad and not well-versed in his own nation's customs--tries to institute radical reforms without consulting his advisors, this man tries to use his own political power to keep his homeland stable and free from foreign influence. [[spoiler:Dios from ''Discworld'']]

[[AC: Zeppelin]]
* A just and righteous man who makes it his sworn duty to uphold the law and stop evildoers at any cost. [[spoiler:Javert from ''Les Miserables'']].

[[AC: Grahf]]
* A determined and focused individual who lost his love so tragically that he devotes his life as a testament to how corrupt and horrible the world is to not only let it happen once, but over and over again. He uses all his skill and power in an attempt to break the bitter cycle of despair and death that has gripped the world for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. [[spoiler: Grahf from ''Xenogears''.]]
* A brilliant young scholar who only wants to bring about a world where peace and justice rule. Thanks to a massive stroke of luck, he can do it singlehandedly, but not without great effort. But he is pursued and ostracized for his valiant struggle. [[spoiler: Light Yagami from ''Death Note''.]]\\
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Given the BlackAndGrayMorality of the series, I also present you with the child-like genius struggling with social ineptitude as he attempts to bring down a vindictive mass-murderer, [[TheInsomniac losing a great deal of sleep in the process]]. [[spoiler:L, of course.]]\\
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And: A rational, socially alienated prodigy who will not give up restoring justice in an Orwellian society where the death penalty has become a default form of justice. [[spoiler: The oft-hated Near.]]
* A noble warrior who, upon witnessing the death of his mother, vows to use power so that he can never fail to protect that which is important to him ever again. [[spoiler: Vergil from ''Devil May Cry''.]]
** Ironically, this has become canon as of UltimateMarvelVsCapcom3
* A girl with revolutionary ideas who only asked for one small concession that could lead to the betterment of the entire ''universe'', she is also a stalwart protector of her best friend's dream. [[spoiler: Ryoko Asakura from ''Suzumiya Haruhi'' series.]]

[[AC: @/BassBlues]]
* A guardian who, after being abandoned by his parents, made a vow to protect everybody from going through what he had to suffer. [[spoiler:Rey from ''Mega Man Starforce'']].

[[AC:@/SpiriTsunami]]
* A man who just wants to enjoy the inherent unpredictability of life and encourages others to lighten up. [[spoiler: The Joker from ''Batman'']]
* An old man feels responsible for orphaning his best friend and is trying to undo the past. [[spoiler:Mask of Ice from ''Pokémon Special'']], also known as [[spoiler:Pryce]]. (Yes, there is a spoiler ''within'' the answer, as the person in question has a SecretIdentity. The first spoiler is the "villain's" alias.)
* A genius who escaped from an insidious corporation that strips people of their free will and turns them into programmable puppets returns to try to rescue the woman he loves from same corporation. [[spoiler:Alpha from ''Dollhouse''.]]
* An old sorcerer tries to undo the effects of an ancient war that drove a sentient race into hiding in another world. [[spoiler: Nergal from ''Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade'']]
* A prince researches a powerful ancient magic in the hopes of being able to learn of natural disasters before they happen so that he can limit the damage to his people. [[spoiler:Lyon from ''Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones'']]
* A goddess of order wishes to end the constant wars between the major races of the world she watches over, as well as the racism that led to those wars. [[spoiler:Ashera from ''Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn'']]
* An old sage seeks to destroy the four sociopaths that ruined his childhood by repeatedly destroying everyone he cared about, heaping loads of emotional trauma upon his delicate young psyche. [[spoiler:Sarda from ''8-Bit Theater''.]]

[[AC:@/MasterHand]]
* A man who lost his mother at a young age to a murderous cult and infiltrates them so he can put an end to their evil deeds and finally overcome his grief. [[spoiler:Mathieu Bellamont from ''The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion''.]]
* A pious leader of a young religion who seeks to bring the reverence of his patron god back to the land that shunned his old family traditions. [[spoiler:Mankar Camoran, also from ''Oblivion''.]]
* This healer could have saved his failing homeland from its downfall with his superior developments in technology, had he not been exiled to a nightmare realm by fearful Luddites. Upon finally being able to try and take back the world after thousands of years, he was killed by a homicidal eugenicist responsible for destroying most of an entire continent and creating an ice age. [[spoiler:Yawgmoth from ''Magic: The Gathering''.]]

[[AC:@/AirshipCanon]]
* A man who wishes [[TheAtoner to purge the sins of a few superpowerful organizations]] and open the path for human expansion. [[spoiler: Maximillian "Otsdarva" Thermidor from ''Armored Core for Answer'']]
* Four Angels who have watched over humanity for ages, protecting us from harm, and only wish to prevent the destruction of our protection. [[spoiler: The Peacemakers in ''Scrapped Princess''.]]
* A man who wishes to avenge his best friend's death, while stopping a god-like being from destroying all of humankind. [[spoiler: Richter Abend from ''Tales Of Symphonia Dawn of the New World''.]]

[[AC: @/{{Ingonyama}}]]
* A fundamentally decent man abused from childhood for being born different, who found power in that difference and set out to stamp out bigotry and make the world a better place at any cost, even though his wife, children, and even his best friend in the world never understood his dream. [[spoiler: Magneto from X-Men.]]
* A lonely woman set against a cruel, prejudicial world, who's been betrayed by everyone she ever trusted, and is constantly hunted by a man she once loved, another man she once saw as a friend, and an entire ''family'' who've based their vendetta on a MinorInjuryOverreaction. [[spoiler: Demona from ''Gargoyles''.]]
* A man who, not wanting to die, took what he saw as [[NiceJobBreakingItHerod reasonable precautions against the prophecy of his death]], and lost his power, his followers, and most of his reputation as a result. [[spoiler: Voldemort from ''Harry Potter''.]]

[[AC: @/{{emmaliza}}]]
* A former ruler who was betrayed and cast onto a plane, and into a body, she didn't belong in, something that caused her painful insanity every day for (apparently) ''twenty-five years''. She desperately wanted to go home. She kept herself together all that time, never giving up hope, and was murdered in her most helpless state immediately before she could go home like she wanted. [[spoiler: Glory from ''Buffy The Vampire Slayer'']].

[[AC: @/GentlemensDame883]]
* They wanted to make Japan a world-respected superpower, but found themselves opposed by the bloodthirsty and obsessive teenagers they had tried to rehabilitate. Given that said teenagers would not even spare a young and much-beloved chorister, though, was their fate surprising in the least? [[spoiler: The First District, ''[=Mai-HiME=]'']]
* He dared to offer vegetables in a world where livestock was favoured, and his protests against the authority were just a little too vehement. [[spoiler: Cain from The Bible]].
* An elite group tasked with fighting an immoral, ruthless threat. Their enemy is so insidious that it takes a multitude of forms, including close allies. Said enemy is also utterly convinced of its own innocence. The problem is such that they must do what is lamentable and unpalatable but necessary. [[spoiler: Blackwatch, ''Prototype'']]
* A servant of the government who finds himself troubled by a mass-murdering elder brother, an insubordinate underling, and a {{Ninja}}. After a near-death incident, he finds himself tasked with stopping the would-be avatar of a world-threatening menace. [[spoiler: Jin Kisaragi, ''Blaz Blue'']].
* A scientist whose quest for knowledge graces him with the flexibility of mind and body and an unorthodox diet. [[spoiler: Arakune, ''Blaz Blue'']].
* A veteran of WorldWarII who takes up his older brother's sword and fights his family's myriad enemies. [[spoiler: Michael Corleone, ''The Godfather'']]
* A bold young man who fights back after his father is nearly assassinated and gets brutally killed. [[spoiler: Sonny Corleone, ''The Godfather'']]
* Representatives of Earth who wish to take rebels back under their wing and wipe out evil aliens. [[spoiler: The United Earth Dominion, ''Starcraft'']].
* One of six heroes who defeated a world-threatening monster, he once helped a child stand up for himself in the face of a neglectful older brother. Today, he fights an abusive vampiress and trains a young woman to fight an otherworldly threat. [[spoiler: Terumi, ''Blaz Blue'']]

[[AC: @/{{Plactus}}]]
* Founded to worship the godlike beings who saved their kingdom from invaders who destroyed the two other nearby human kingdoms, they provided much-needed leadership in the wake of the deaths and/or disappearances of the known royals during the invasion. They also joined their gods in the crusade to stop those destined to open a gateway to hell. [[spoiler: The White Mantle from ''Guild Wars'']]

[[AC:@/CidPollendina]]
* A being who travels the world, helping governments and locals in need, this man has dedicated his days solely to making his family happy and bringing a new era of progression to the world. Incompetent workers make his work stressful, and a Pagan Goddess and her deranged eco-terrorists make his life hell. [[spoiler:Hoggish Greedly from ''Captain Planet'']]
* A loving, caring father and a great leader, who had managed to make his kingdom grow in a hostile land, constantly has to face two genocidal bullies and their associates who confront him violently when he simply attempts to bring the one he loves most to his home. [[spoiler:Bowser Koopa from ''Mario'']]

[[AC:@/{{Reflextion}}]]
* A diplomat who has dedicated himself to ensuring that humanity has a place in intergalactic society, and that, that place isn't endangered by the reckless actions of a commander who has little regard for the political fallout of his actions. [[spoiler:Ambassador Udina from ''Mass Effect'']].

[[AC:@/{{Umbee}}]]
* Their goal is to provide more habitats for the region's wildlife. [[spoiler:Teams Aqua and Magma from ''Pokémon Ruby / Sapphire / Emerald'']]
* After losing a family member to a tragic disease, he made it his goal to find the cure. To achieve this, he hires researchers who show a profound level of intelligence and unorthodox thinking. [[spoiler:"Shouty Guy" from ''Mondo Medicals'']]
* The head of an oil company who has decided to find a more reliable fuel source. He is especially interested in harnessing the power of certain minerals. [[spoiler:Blake Hall from ''Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia'']]
* In her youth, she was a victim of FantasticRacism. She began working to gain better treatment for her race, and even rescued another of her kind from cruel experimentation. Was eventually imprisoned for her efforts. [[spoiler:Mir from ''Ar Tonelico: Melody of Elemia'']]

[[AC:@/{{Comonad}}]]
* This far-seeing teacher takes a young man of prophecy as his apprentice, in hopes that, some day, the two can stop the cult that destroyed his hometown from causing the destruction of the entire world. [[spoiler: Master Van from ''Tales Of The Abyss'']].

[[AC:Egsan Bacon]]
* A young man who must take over his father's business after the latter is killed by a murderous psychopath. Opposing him is a ragtag group who think nothing of using terrorism to achieve their goals. Eventually, one of his most trusted and scrupulous employees joins them. He maintains his composure, even when faced with certain death. [[spoiler: Rufus Shinra, ''Final Fantasy VII'']].

[[AC:Jketchum31]]
* A loving family man with a lot of kids, all of whom live out of his vehicle. He just wants to make ends meet, but he's got to get to a good food source first! [[spoiler: Black Doom, ''Shadow the Hedgehog'']]
* A jovial inventor who just wants to build his amusement park, but is haunted by his family's tragic past. [[spoiler: Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik, ''Sonic the Hedgehog'']]

[[AC:@/FlametailVonKarma]]
* A strong leader who gave hundreds a newer, better way of life, and is only looking to improve it by seeking territory that can support them. [[spoiler: Scourge of ''Warrior Cats'']]
* A brave leader who wants to merge warring groups and 'purify' their ranks. [[spoiler: Tigerstar, also of ''Warrior Cats'']]
* A proud chief of police who believes that, if he is given control of things, the job will be done correctly every time. [[spoiler: Gant of ''Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney'']].

[[AC: @/PokeballCakeTriforce]]
* A mathematical genius who set out to eliminate necromancy. Pitted himself against an insane god at the behest of an Angel. [[spoiler: Sho Minamoto, ''The World Ends With You'']].
* An introvert with faith in the gods, who set out to create a new world. [[spoiler: Cyrus, ''Pokémon Diamond Pearl and Platinum Versions'']].
* A child at heart researcher who is devoted to testing revolutionary transportation technology. When offering a reward to her test suject, she was crudely lobotomized and (supposedly) murdered. [[spoiler: [=GLaDOS=] from ''Portal'']].

[[AC:Guest Of Dishonour]]
* Born the poor son of a drunk, he was latered abused and put through TrainingFromHell by his own merciless grandfather who later declared him a worthless failure, giving him a massive inferiority complex. Rejected by the girl he loved, he is later betrayed by his so-called 'best friend' he'd offered to protect, who happens to be a misogynist with a warped sense of justice. [[spoiler: Shinji Mato from ''Fate / Stay Night'']]
* A young, intelligent girl, who, after her world gets destroyed, sets out to make everything right again, even better than it was before, winning the blessings of a fallen king and the favour of the angels. Unfortunately, she is betrayed by her two best friends, one of which even sets out to kill her. Depending on how the story unfolds, [[spoiler: she'll die, but her dream becomes a reality, she'll just die before she can restore the world, or she'll be restored to life, along with her old world, by her friend]]. [[spoiler: Chiaki Hayasaka from ''Shin Megami Tensei: Lucifer's Call'']].
* Wants to create a world without {{Greed}}, despite his cowardice. [[spoiler: Crowley / Shadow Gem from ''Atelier Iris 3'']]

[[AC:@/PhoenixFire]]
* They're trying to return a little excitement and glamour to the lives of the people of a tiny mountain nation under the oppressive rule of a group of witches. [[spoiler:The elves in ''Discworld''.]]
* A brilliant, well-respected businessman who has revolutionized many industries, particularly with his research on {{Charles Atlas Superpower}}s, fights against a group of violent psychopaths in an attempt to bring an end to the constant, looming threat of nuclear war. [[spoiler:Ozymandias from ''Watchmen'']]
* She only wants to end the millenia-old war among TheFairFolk that has claimed uncounted lives since its beginning, but is eventually killed in an incredibly cruel manner just for trying to fulfill her dream. [[spoiler:Summer Lady Aurora from ''The Dresden Files'']]
* Her parents died in a tragic accident when she was a child, and she was sent to an orphanage where she was horribly abused. When she finally managed to contact the person her father had said to go to, she finally began to have a normal life, helping him with his research to cure a truly horrible disease. However, his attempts to gain funding to test his (completely correct) hypotheses were laughed off, and she spent the rest of her life trying to get the scientific community to take his work seriously and continue his research. [[spoiler:Takano Miyo from ''Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni'']].

[[AC:@/{{Uerian}}]]
* A genius and talented sculptor, he is looked down on by both his work associates and his rivals for being an introvert. He is an avid recycler, but his efforts are mocked by the protagonists, and undone in other cases. He uses dark arts that are considered illegal, but it is only to stop a malignant god from destroying the country he lives in, and he was taught how to do it by another holy being. He is callously betrayed by those who he works for, and sacrifices himself in a last-ditch effort to stop the god. Unusually, he is returned to life, and decides to keep at his efforts. He attacks the protagonists, being much more powerful than them, but changes his mind and spares them. Later, he makes amends with the person who understood him the least, right before he went off to try and stop the god one more time, at which point, he was mercilessly crushed by a car. Everyone's irrational hatred of him can be seen perfectly when he is viewed as a "smug, attention-seeking bastard" merely for being at the top of a tower. [[spoiler:Sho Minamimoto, from ''The World Ends With You''.]]

[[AC:Mr.Underhill]]
* A brilliant scientist who sought to study the [[TheCorruption corruption]] that had spread across his world in an attempt to find a treatment for it. After allowing himself to become a test subject, he leads a largely non-violent revolt against his world's obstructionist monarch, and rather than kill the leader outright, this man merely sends him into exile. Recently, he has started a group of fellow researchers to delve deeper into the mysteries of the world and find the cure for their current ailments. [[spoiler: Xehanort, aka Xemnas, from ''Kingdom Hearts'']].

[[AC: @/JRandomUser]]
* A group dedicated to keeping the world safe from a wide variety of horrific supernatural threats that assail it day to day--not the least a band of death cultists, sexual deviants, and pagans who casually rip reality to shreds. [[spoiler: The Technocracy, ''Mage The Ascension''.]]
* A ragtag but intensely loyal band of underdogs locked in an unending struggle against the ravenous blood gods destined to rise up and bring TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. [[spoiler: The Sabbat, ''Vampire: The Masquerade''.]]
* A man dedicates his life to taking over the family business, only to be murdered by his own brother. [[spoiler: Sarevok, ''Baldur's Gate''.]]
* He acted to end the bloodthirsty rampage of a highly unstable killer who murdered his own family. [[spoiler: Zeus, ''God Of War 2''.]]

[[AC: Meltemi]]
* An artifical creation designed to help save a dying world. He fought and killed his father, who was trying to destroy the world that he (the created life) had spent most of his life in, and also destroyed the invasion fleet of a ruthlessly expansionist queen by turning her own power against her, ending her ambitions and her life. His final act before dying was to save his brother and his brother's friends from the collapsing dungeon around them, though his brother went back in to try and rescue him. [[spoiler: Kuja, ''Final Fantasy IX'']]
* An angel of justice and the second-highest ranking angel in Heaven, he objects to his superior's ineffectual and underhanded efforts against their demonic adversaries after said superior sends a young trainee unsupported on a suicidal mission to assassinate their Overlord. He therefore intervenes in the human world to lead them in an attempt to destroy the demons of the Netherworld and eradicate their evil once and for all. [[spoiler: Vulcanis, ''Disgaea: Hour of Darkness'']]
* A hero and magician who once served a benevolent goddess. After her powers were permanently sealed away and she was reborn as a human infant, he sought to continue her previous role as humanity's caretaker and guardian himself. [[spoiler: Ghaleon, ''Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete''...but not in the game that it's a remake of]].
** A man who sought to revive the glory days of high magic by founding a new academy dedicated to educating the best and brightest, despite the fact that he himself would be unworthy of that honour in the final tally. He is also strongly in love with his counterpart, who was the leader of a similar, if older, magical academy. [[spoiler: Black Wizard Borgan, ''Lunar 2: Eternal Blue Complete'']].

[[AC: @/CrazedNinja]]
* A great king who took one of the few surviving members of a ninja clan in and raised her as his own daughter. He allows his people to live simple lives in which they never have to worry about anything, and his subjects obey his every command with enthusiasm. [[spoiler:Overlord Zenon, ''Disgaea 2'']]
* An experienced lawyer who will do anything it takes to make sure the guilty are brought to justice. He was even kind enough to take in the son of his fiercest enemy after he was orphaned. [[spoiler:Manfred von Karma, ''Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney'']]
* A gentleman who believes strongly in honor, and values the trust of his clients above all else. [[spoiler:Shelly de Killer, ''Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Justice For All'' (Does it count if he was already portrayed somewhat sympathetically in the series?)]]
* He is an ordinary man who wishes for nothing more than to live an ordinary life, but is prevented from doing so due to an unfortunate and bizarre fetish. [[spoiler:Yoshikage Kira, ''Jojo's Bizarre Adventure'']]
* A brilliant scientist who lost his wife to a terrible accident in the very lab he worked in. Despite the loss of his wife, he continued his research and developed revolutionary technology, just for the chance to be reunited with his love. [[spoiler:Gendo Ikari, ''Neon Genesis Evangelion'']]
* An angel who provided unconditional love to a depressed and confused child in his darkest hour, and sacrificed his life for the sake of humanity. [[spoiler:Kaworu Nagisa, ''Neon Genesis Evangelion'']]

[[AC: @/{{Lamoxlamae}}]]
* A highly civilized and orderly race that has eradicated all disease and war in it's homeworld. Now it's mission is to spread peace, order, and high technology to all intelligent races in the universe. [[spoiler: The Borg, ''Star Trek: The Next Generation'']].
* Once a dark god, this immortal awoke one day to realize that the easiest solution to ease the suffering of the mortals under the reigns of the gods would be to do combat with and then devour the other wicked gods in order to prevent them from ever returning to harm mortals. [[spoiler: Mirmoggin, ''Furcadia'']].
* A shy, gentle nerd in high-school was picked on and bullied for years by the popular, handsome jock. Now, fully grown and a wealthy genius, he wishes to finally be given some praise, love, and respect by others without being out-shined by his stupid, now ugly, and fat high school rival. [[spoiler: Doctor Nefarious, ''Ratchet and Clank'']].
* A lonely old man out of touch with modern times decides to take up real estate investment in foreign lands. Suddenly thrust into modern society, he adapts quickly and is considered charming and genteel. He even falls in love with a native woman and tries to offer her the same kind of life he himself enjoys. [[spoiler: Bram Stoker's ''Dracula'']].
* Considered an angel and the equivalent of the arch angel Michael, this imposing figure rains down much-needed justice and deserved punishments on the wicked with his sword. [[spoiler: Pyramid Head, ''Silent Hill'' series]].
* This angel emblazoned with the seal of the Metatron holds the holds the key to the cycle of rebirth and uses this power to protect and even resurrect the mother of god when needed. He can also open the door to new worlds at will. [[spoiler: Valtiel, ''Silent Hill 3'']].

[[AC:@/{{Skazka}}]]
* A victim of ParentalAbandonment who is punished for living life on his own terms and leaving his former home to explore the outside world. Just wants to enjoy himself and make use of his unique abilities, which regrettably makes him unable to integrate well into human society. [[spoiler:The Corinthian from ''Sandman''.]]
* A handsome, charming professional man who changes the life of a beautiful but lonely office worker forever after a chance meeting at an airport bar. [[spoiler: Jackson Rippner from ''Red Eye''.]]
* An ardent admirer of female beauty who likes to always look his best. Never sleeps alone. [[spoiler: Pavi Largo from ''Repo! The Genetic Opera'']]
* A stern but loving father to his men who has managed to create the sole island of order in a post-apocalyptic world, and would fight to the death to protect the soldiers in his care, despite their rough edges and ingratitude. [[spoiler: Major Henry West from ''28 Days Later''.]]
* A mentally ill man who only ever wanted love and approval from his father. Tells stories to children; loves his sister dearly. [[spoiler:Commodus from ''Gladiator''.]]
* As punishment for being a "naughty" woman, and impris[[spoiler: m]]ing a ruler no one really seems to want back, she is forced to be defeated by wave after wave of would-be heroes. She never did anything to them. [[spoiler: The Naughty Sorceress from ''Kingdom Of Loathing''.]]
* Grieving for his wife and his unborn child, he sets off on a crusade to punish the man responsible for their death. [[spoiler: Nero from ''Star Trek XI'', naturally.]]
* Discovered the cure for a supposedly incurable disease before his thirtieth birthday. Always curious and probing in pursuit of scientific knowledge. Doesn't care about personal injury as long as the woman he loves is safe. Started over again after an unbelievable tragedy with his [[NecroMantic beloved young wife]] and pet German Shepherd, Frankie. [[spoiler: Faust VIII from ''Shaman King''.]]

[[AC:Puragus]]
* A deeply religious woman who just wants everyone to be liberated and enjoy life. [[spoiler: Maryann from ''True Blood''.]]
* Despite extremely traumatic experiences early in his life, running away from home and being raped when he was thirteen, he went on to have many adventures and works hard to make the world a better place. He liberated a lonely housewife from years of neglect, and is hated for it by her mass murderer of a son. A revolutionary, he helped bring down a corrupt regime controlled by trained killers. After earth was devastated by a plague, he helped organize the survivors and transformed Las Vegas into an orderly civilization, giving a second chance to society's outcasts in the process. [[spoiler: Randall Flagg of many Stephen King stories, including ''The Stand'' and ''The Dark Tower'', respectively.]]

[[AC:Tomtitan]]
* A race who wishes to make the universe perfect, they were created by an evil, evil man who did horrible things to them and their plans are constantly stopped by an annoying man who has a habit of changing his appearance. This man's girlfriend has gone as far as killing their god. [[spoiler:The Daleks from ''Doctor Who''.]]
* A man who wants to fulfill the dreams of his father and his father's father: to share his nation's greatness with the rest of the world. His wife mysteriously vanished and his own brother and son betrayed him. [[spoiler:Fire Lord Ozai from ''Avatar: The Last Airbender''.]]
* Horribly disfigured by a person he considered his best friend. [[spoiler:Vlad Masters from ''Danny Phantom''.]]
* Horribly disfigured by a person he considered his best friend, he was forced to drop out of college and give up his dreams. He tries endlessly to help the world by putting himself in charge, and every time he succeeds, he makes the world a better place in many ways. Constantly stopped by said old friend who calls him an egomaniac, despite calling himself fantastic all the time. To his extreme annoyance, once thwarted by a little girl. [[spoiler:Doctor Doom from ''Fantastic Four''.]]
* Born in a galaxy ruled by a corrupt, failing government, who enforces its law with an order of powerful warriors, this genius decided to take down the government and replace it with a better system, whilst destroying the order of warriors to ensure that they can never threaten the galaxy again. He succeeds and creates a new age for his galaxy. [[spoiler:Emperor Palaptine from ''Star Wars'', of course.]]
** Also, he foresaw an intergalactic invasion and wanted to prepare the galaxy for it. [[spoiler: Though that may or may not be actual canon, depending on the book.]]
* All he wants to do is get accepted into the top organisation of villains and win over the love of his life, but he has to contend with an obnoxious jerk calling himself a hero. [[spoiler:Doctor Horrible from ''Doctor Horrible's Sing-Along Blog''. Oh, wait...]]
* For years and years, they tried to capture a rodent, yet one small boy and his friends constantly stop them in highly abusive ways, which usually involve lauching them into the sky. They struggle to make ends meet, their employer has forgotten they even exist, and the only thing that motivates them to keep going is the desire to capture this rodent. They've even helped this small boy save the world on a couple of occasions. [[spoiler:Team Rocket from the ''Pokémon'' anime.]]
* One of the most misunderstood characters of all time. Though it may seem he is incessantly trying to eat the hero, the reality of the situation is that he is lonely and only wants a friend. Perhaps this misunderstanding stems from the fact that he is often depicted carrying a knife and fork, while salivating, but this is just his way of trying to communicate he wants to invite the hero over for dinner. If he is guilty of anything, it is his social ineptitude at communicating how he truly feels. [[spoiler:Wile E. Coyote from ''Looney Tunes''.]]

[[AC: @/{{Joysweeper}}]]
* An entire species of geneticists from outside of the galaxy travel into it, looking for their lost homeworld. Everyone they meet uses heretical technology. They reshape the worlds they claim to make them more like their homeworld. When they find their homeworld, she turns out to be sentient, reveals that she stripped away their connection to the force that binds the universe together, and scolds them harshly. [[spoiler: The Yuuzhan Vong, from ''Star Wars, the Expanded Universe''.]]
* Cast down from their place in the galaxy by a man with insanely convoluted plots, with their armada largely demolished, a race of nomads spends fifty years keeping a low profile before they see a chance to reclaim what they had lost. [[spoiler: The Vagaari.]]
* The head of his government openly announces his plan to surrender [[VestigialEmpire what's left of it]] to their greatest enemy. A patriotic politician forms an alliance with a veteran soldier and a very good character actor to make it seem like the galaxy's greatest tactical and strategic genius has [[BackFromTheDead returned from the dead]] in an attempt to bring the government back from the brink. [[spoiler: Disra, Tierce, and Flim, from ''Star Wars, the Expanded Universe''.]]
* The galaxy's greatest tactical and strategic genius returns from a long exile to find that the government he served has been overthrown by revolutionaries who idolize the corrupt bureaucracy that came before the Empire. Despite the handicaps of being nonhuman and thus automatically distrusted, he takes command of what's left and starts winning territory back. His men have an unbelievable loyalty to him, and he's [[ALighterShadeOfGrey less harsh and overbearing]] than his predecessors. [[spoiler: Grand Admiral Thrawn, from ''Star Wars, the Expanded Universe''.]]
* An old man cloned from a Jedi and heir to the Jedi's memories, personality, and powers is content to guide the people on his rustic planet until the galaxy's greatest tactical and strategic genius arrives. The strategist tells him that he could gift many more people with his wisdom and offers an alliance, but the old man is unconvinced until the strategist mentions that he can get the old man Jedi to train: the one thing he wants most. They work together, but the strategist never seems to bring him those Jedi, and when the old man tries himself, the young Jedi he talks to calls him crazy and leaves. The strategist also tells the old man that this isn't the old man's Empire, and eventually, the old man is sent home, where he waits in the hope that Jedi will come. [[spoiler: Joruus C'baoth, from ''Star Wars, the Expanded Universe''.]]

[[AC: @/{{Arutema}}]]
* All she wants is to be reunited with her brother. [[spoiler: v-13 from [=BlazBlue=].]]

[[AC: @/FalconPain]]
* An attractive, highly intelligent man who served his people and deity loyally. When his beloved succumbed to illness, he and his closest ally discovered and enacted the means to prevent him from suffering the same fate, ensuring him a long and fulfilling life. He eventually became a great leader and found himself a second betrothed who would bear his child, one of the strongest forces for good in existence. But she was murdered, so he set a plan in effect to properly punish the people responsible for the crime. He continues to return sporadically, especially in times when evil is at its worst, to fight against those who permit such evil to thrive. [[spoiler: Dracula from ''Castlevania''.]]
* A powerful being who is notable for his imposing physical presence, more intelligence than his outward appearance suggests, and skill in a wide variety of combat methods that include his natural abilities, weaponry, and sorcery. His goal is to kill or otherwise dethrone a noted and almost universally despised evil king who seeks to destroy the world's entire population. His first attempt involved gaining the leadership of his enemy's army and using it against him and his surviving heirs. His next notable attempt involved teaming up with a powerful ally to allow him to travel back in time and eliminate the king before he could ever come into power, thus undoing a long life of evil deeds and gaining the throne with a minimum of bloodshed. He is most commonly remembered for an occasion when he was trapped in an out-of-the-way room of his enemy's fortress from which he could not escape. Even then, he didn't actually do anything before he was attacked and killed by his enemy's only son in an act that served no actual purpose aside from giving the son the power to subject others to a slow death with his mere physical presence. And worst of all, everyone would rather have the evil king in power than him, for no adequately explained reason. [[spoiler: Galamoth, also from ''Castlevania''.]]

[[AC: @/{{Petranca}}]]
* A high school principal who enhances student performance, takes special interest in those students who are homeless or neglected, and makes sure every student has lunch. In the end, a robot from AD 5000 blows him up. [[spoiler: Mr. Finch from the ''Doctor Who'' story 'School Reunion'.]]
* A brilliant, crippled scientist who wanted to end the war that had ravaged his homeworld for centures. Also far more open to new theories than his colleagues. Also has alleviated a famine. [[spoiler: Davros, from ''Doctor Who''.]]
* A brilliant scientist who is trapped in the past, and his time machine has been stolen. His closest friend is a master illusionist, and his sidekick is a children's toy. Oh, and he's also ailing. [[spoiler:Magnus Greel from ''Talons of Weng-Chiang'']]
* He just wants to play games with passersby. [[spoiler:The Celestial Toymaker]]
* He wants to give everybody in the multiverse perfection. He is also obsessed with germs. In the end, he is burned alive by an enemy technician. [[spoiler:The Yarrow from ''Protectors of the Plot Continuum'']]
* The head of the heroes' organization, he was expelled when they learned of his origin. [[spoiler:The Mysterious Somebody]]
* A promising student when his civilization fell, he busts his ass to rebuild it, only to have his son incarcerate him. [[spoiler:Gehn from the ''Myst'' series]]
* When two of his former students plundered his land and tried to destroy it, he interceded with them -- and got cut off from his home for his pains. [[spoiler:Saavedro]]
* He set up a system that prospered his people for millennia. [[spoiler:The Nameless King of Terahnee]]
* A former slave, he really wants his masters to know the MoralEventHorizon-grade wrong they have done their slaves. [[spoiler:Ymur]]
* A master sculptor and a brilliant electrical engineer, he blundered into a trap his father had set. His father never sprang him. [[spoiler:Sirrus]]
* They allow people to have summer fun in a different season. They also grant one's fondest wish. [[spoiler:J. C. Cooger and G. M. Dark]]

[[AC: @/{{Luminous}}]]
* A wizard who takes time to take care of war orphans and, in many cases, sends them to school. He attempted to peacefully resolve a conflict by offering the opposing party a way out, remaining calm when the opposition's leader lost his cool. He even went so far as to offer another option to the opposition in an attempt to avoid conflict. [[spoiler: Fate Averruncus from ''Mahou Sensei Negima'']].

[[AC: bobdrantz]]
* A brilliant scientist from another world who simply wanted to enjoy the pleasures of Earth and its inhabitants. Dedicated much of his life to creating the "perfect man" while at the same time sharing his own "love" with others. While short-tempered, the worst he did was put a man out of his misery. He was kind enough to invite his guests to have dinner (even if his choice of food was questionable due to his alien mannerisms), as well as allow them to participate in a sort of stage performance. Unfortunately, his life took a tragic end when his co-workers murdered him out of pure spite. [[spoiler: Dr. Frank N Furter from the ''Rocky Horror Picture Show'']].

[[AC: Fuzzy Alien]]
* An independent thinker who once worked on a creative project in collaboration with several members of his family. At one point, he added a unique and original contribution to this project and presented it to his colleagues/family members. They proceeded to disown him and violently drive him out of their family home simply because they disliked his idea. Not discouraged, he continued to work independently, developing his own idea and expanding its scope, but his family members continue to interfere with his work whenever they can. [[spoiler: The Lone Power, ''Young Wizards'']]
* An elderly scientist who conducts research to create a medicine that dramatically improves the long-term health of whoever takes it. His personal goals include reconnecting with some old friends he used to drink with a long time ago and expanding his knowledge of the world. He likes to pat people on the head. He has fathered many children, but all of them have eventually rejected him. [[color:white:Szilard Quates, ''Baccano!'']]

[[AC: @/GreatPikminFan]]
* He just wants a town to be clean and hazard-free! [[spoiler:Russ, ''The Simpsons Movie'']]
* It's okay, he won't hurt you unless you touch him. Even then, you still don't get hurt. You just get sent away. [[spoiler:Uboa, ''Yume Nikki''.]]

[[AC: Tony Branston]]
* An extremely sucessful eco-conscious businessman who has backed a variety of major scientific breakthroughs. He regards even his worst foes as friends, showering them with gifts. [[spoiler: Goldman, from ''The House of the Dead 2'']]. He also perserveres to overcome a speech impediment. [[spoiler: See the improved voice acting in ''[=HOTD4=]'']].
* A Hispanic woman from a disadvantaged background who worked to overcome cultural and gender sterotypes and gave the US east coast a brief reprive from the wrath of a mass murdurer. [[spoiler: Catalina, from ''Grand Theft Auto III'' and ''San Andreas'']].
* A 'commoner' who overcame his society's barriers to success and helped destroy a notorious, totalitarian, antisemitic European government. Also opposed war and was one of the most sucessful faith healers in history. [[spoiler: Grigory Rasputin]]

[[AC: Rushi]]
* A tired old man, who goes back into his past to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong, and even though he is met with both abuse and scorn from his younger self, he never fails to be polite. [[spoiler: The Valeyard, ''Doctor Who''.]]
* An ambitious and stylish young woman who, despite her profession and bad temper, has a good heart and cares deeply about her partner and friend. She has a very interesting set of morals. [[spoiler: Yashiro Uzuki, ''The World Ends With You''.]].
* A diligent and hardworking man, who has a love of food and attempts to put influences of that in his work. Is honourable and, unlike certain others in his organisation, is direct about his motives and expectations. [[spoiler: Yodai Higashizawa, ''The World Ends With You''.]]
* A strange young man who, after being abandoned by his own brother and left to the mercy of 'the most horrible creatures you can imagine', seeks his revenge. [[spoiler: Gray, ''Torchwood'']]
* A young woman seeking love in all of the wrong places. [[spoiler: Mitsuko Souma, ''Battle Royale''.]]
* A mysterious woman, brutally murdered before her motives are ever made clear. [[spoiler: Ultimecia, ''Final Fantasy VIII''.]]
** This troper thought you were talking about [[spoiler:The Wicked Witch of the West from ''The Wizard of Oz'']].

[[AC: Praetyre]]
* A man who is concerned about the rise in the price of oil plays a major role in setting in motion a plan to ensure affordable oil for American citizens while killing murderous international terrorists and securing peace between the USA and the Russian Federation. [[spoiler:President Charles Logan, ''24'']]
* A major Chinese military leader goes well beyond the call of duty in establishing closer international cooperation between his country and Georgia on the matter of Midwest Asian affairs. [[spoiler:General Kong Feirong, ''Splinter Cell'']]
* A comic book artist collaborates with another man to bring an interesting story stretching across many years to both the University of Las Vegas and Clark County as a whole, thrilling audiences far and wide with his exploits, which are documented in great detail. [[spoiler: Kevin Greer, the Blue Paint Killer, ''CSI'']]
* A successful business owner who has gone out of his way to ensure that the needs of his clients are satisfied, and who has ensured the employment and industrialisation of people who previously only lived in villages and provided valuable employment to a species who depend upon industrial technology to even walk. [[spoiler:Molluck the Glukkon, ''Oddworld'']].

[[AC:@/MrDeath]]
* A god who's been trapped in an endless cycle of war, fighting against his former lover, takes steps to try and end the fighting once and for all. [[spoiler:Chaos, ''Dissidia: Final Fantasy'']]
* The servant of a goddess who goes well out of her way to show a young man the consequences of taking the path of revenge. [[spoiler:Ailyth / Garm, ''Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume'']]
* After experiencing LoveAtFirstSight, he will go to any lengths to be with the woman he loves. [[spoiler:Lezard Valeth, ''Valkyrie Profile'']]

[[AC:@/{{Zemyla}}]]
* A NobleDemon who seeks to stop a [[OmnicidalManiac mass-murdering madman]] from gaining ultimate power. [[spoiler:Keikanu, ''Christian Humber Reloaded'']]

[[AC:Godell]]
* A man who wants to make a new, perfect world with his true love at his side. [[spoiler:Creed Diskenth of ''Black Cat'']]

[[AC:Rampulus]]
* He tried to protect his clan against its enemies, and resisted a false peace that he knew would destroy them. Even after everyone else betrayed him, he never gave up fighting against the enemy [[spoiler: Madara Uchiha, ''Naruto'']].
* An artist who provided his services to many clients and was recruited into an evil organization against his will. [[spoiler: Deidara, ''Naruto'']].
* He wants to retire from piracy and live in peace, which involves eliminating his former crew first. [[spoiler: Captain Kuro, ''One Piece'']].
* A businessman who is trying to deal with a fanatical terrorist organization and secure his company's future by obtaining a valuable resource. [[spoiler:Ryo Ishikawa, ''Shogo: Mobile Armor Division'']].
* A group of sisters who fight for each other's well being as well as to help their creator achieve his dream of obtaining a place to continue his research. [[spoiler:The Numbers, ''Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha: [=StrikerS=]]].
* An entity that seeks to grant all wishes and allow people to live out their fantasies. [[spoiler:Remedi, ''Final Fantasy Tactics Advance'']].
* A girl who enables people who have lost much to war and oppression to relive happier times. [[spoiler: Mao, ''Code Geass: Nightmare of Nunnally''- incidentally, she's female in this version]]
* A patriot who fights for his country in spite of losing several members of his family [[spoiler:Victor Drazen, ''24'']].
* He was once forced to serve and fight alongside warriors until he gained his freedom, and now wants to extend it to the rest of his kind. [[spoiler:Muramasa, Filler Villain of ''Bleach'']].
* A girl who wanted to get the attention of the boy who once helped her, and thus enlisted the help of an entire hotel to meet with him again. [[spoiler:Chiyo "Panza" Sakura, ''Muhyo and Roji'']].
* A group of siblings who want to restore their parents to life. [[spoiler:Kid, Ivy, and Michael "Mick" Cortlaw, ''Muhyo and Roji'']].
* He turned on his creators, who wanted to use him for their own purposes, and set out to fulfill his dreams with his "daughters". [[spoiler: Jail Scaglietti, ''Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha [=StrikerS=]]].
* This man suffered much from war, and wants to help other people gain a greater understanding of pain. [[spoiler:Toredia Graze of Strikers Sound Stage X]], and this can also apply to [[spoiler:Pain from ''Naruto'']].
* A military officer who gives his enemies a chance to surrender in order to minimize the death toll of war. [[spoiler: Captain Hook, ''Curious George Goes to Paris'']]
* A leader who guided his nation through many wars, and was popular enough to be elected over ten thousand times. Upon being released, he rewards his followers by allowing them to achieve a higher state of existence. [[spoiler: [=BaROCK=] Dominatus Caesar Inferno Vespucci Giovanni Goku Super Sexy Awesome Absolute GOD O.B.A.M.A, Fuck The Jesus Beam]].
* He manages to bring about the downfall of his barbaric empire with the help of a friend he met. After succeeding, he offers the friend a job, only to get betrayed by the friend and killed by his boss. [[spoiler:Drakuru, World Of Warcraft]].
* His people were forced from their lands by an invading force, and he was tortured and mutilated trying to prevent this. Much to his dismay, the invaders eventually joined up with his former allies. [[spoiler:Zul'Jin, Warcraft]].
* An outcast, who, despite a condition that prevents him from getting near people or satisfying any of his needs, only wants to make some friends. [[spoiler: Vector, Muhyo and Roji]].
* An orphan, who, after almost being killed, was taken in by a young man and made part of his business, causing him to become quite loyal to his benefactor. [[spoiler:Hanao Ebisu, Muhyo and Roji]].

[[AC:Highwind]]
* He created one effective World Government, came back from the dead, and saved the Pope. [[spoiler:Friend, ''20th Century Boys'']]
* After being persecuted for being gifted and having his twin sister taken away from him, he gave everybody superpowers and created a viable form of immortality. [[spoiler:Amagi Miroku, ''Psyren'']]
* One protected his father from imprisonment, [[spoiler:de Villefort]], one got a promotion that allowed him to establish a respectable bank, [[spoiler:Danglars]], and one married the woman of his dreams, [[spoiler:de Morcerf, all from ''The Count Of Monte Cristo'']].

[[AC: DeVos]]
* A tireless servant of the [[TheTrainsRunOnTime few government departments that works efficiently,]] this individual protects the earth from several serious alien threats and has dedicated his spare time to keeping the FBI doing what it should be doing, fighting crime and not worrying about bizarre conspiracies. Regularly checks on his old co-worker's son and his partner at the FBI, who never even bother to learn his name and just refer to him ''by the serious illness he has!'' The jerks! [[spoiler: The Cancer Man / The Cigarette Smoking Man. ''The X-Files.'']]
* A troubled individual raised by his abusive mother, who just wants to get closer to people, especially his children, who he takes a special interest in, even after his tragic death. Became an important part of the bureaucracy of the afterlife upon his death, he has previously been romantically involved with angels. Regularly fights/foils the plans of [[TheGrimReaper Death himself]]. Invented a new variant of musical chairs. [[spoiler: Drip, The Sin of Lust. ''Jack.'']]
* A consummate politician who works tirelessly to raise the earth to its rightful place amongst other planets, this individual has done more to ensure human-alien integration that any other individual. In fact, because of him, thousands of humans and aliens co-inhabit. And all this despite the repeated efforts of a small cell of terrorists (who use child soldiers) supporting a corrupt alien empire to stop him. [[spoiler: Visser Three, ''The Animorphs'']].
* [[InspectorJavert A tireless law enforcement officer]] [[KnightTemplar for the gods themselves,]] This individual has to protect the people despite his boss apparently believing every lie fed to him by the inhuman, demon-using, opiate-addicted thug who has corrupted the avatar of a god, the chosen one, a poor, mentally disturbed teen, the local healer, and an elderly librarian. No-once else appears worried by the actions this [[HalfDressedCartoonAnimal partial nudist]] who hangs out with Demonspawn, convicted murders, cannibals, and hags and lures people into traps full of vampires and who, let's not forget, burst into this world from who-knows-where, destroying part of an ancient temple in the process; only our hero can see this thug for the non-human evil she is. [[spoiler: Captain Jhalm, ''Digger'']].

[[AC: Spidey3000]]
* Took a long nap. Was rudely awakened, had a small snack, and had a boat rammed into him, just cause he was different. Also, the same species of little bastards that woke him up completely misunderstands him, and some even demonify him! [[spoiler:Cthuhlu]].
* A security Guard for Death Row prisoners. He is bullied by the other guards for failing to quickly kill a prisoner, and tries to rid the prison of a disease carrying rodent. He ultimately ends up driven to shoot a prisoner by another prisoner, and falls into a catatonic state. [[spoiler:Percy, from ''The Green Mile'']].
* Was once a struggling comedian trying to make ends meet so he could support his pregnant wife, who ended up dying anyway. Not long afterwards, he was dumped into a vat of chemicals and horribly mutilated. The worst part is, the poor guy isn't even sure if that's really his past, or if it's just another false memory. However, he refuses to let the tragic events of his life bring him down, and, in fact, does what he can to spread smiles to the world. [[spoiler: From ''The Killing Joke', the Joker from ''Batman'']].
* Did her best to raise a child despite struggling with her morbid obesity, impoverished state, lack of education, and apparent sex addiction. Despite this, she ends up as the butt of a joke, and it isn't uncommon for people to walk up to her kids and start insulting her, as if being fat, poor, stupid, and uneducated is ground to treat her as if she's got no feelings whatsoever. [[spoiler: Yo Mama]].

[[AC:@/{{Taelor}}]]
* A RebelliousPrincess raised in a DeadlyDecadentCourt of [[AristocratsAreEvil evil aristocrats]] and genocidal maniacs ruled over by a [[NietzscheWannabe nihilistic monarch]], this young woman was able to [[CallingTheOldManOut defeat her father at his own game]], and has proven time and again her willingness to do whatever it takes to ensure her people's survival in a world in a constant state of war between various [[AncientConspiracy Ancient Conspiracies]] and {{Eldritch Abomination}}s while simultaneously attempting to improve diplomatic relations with a group of people who the overwhelming majority of her contemporaries consider to be subhuman, all while struggling to keep the [[EnemyWithin monster within herself]] under control. [[spoiler:Lara Raith, ''The Dresden Files''.]]
* After having his dreams shattered, this brilliant young political maverick decided to dedicate his life to fighting back against the [[AristocratsAreEvil evil aristocrats]] who denied him his chance to live HappilyEverAfter. [[spoiler:Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish, ''A Song Of Ice And Fire''.]]
* An ex-death row convict who just wants help his true love to live up to the limitless potential inside of her. [[spoiler:Alpha, ''Dollhouse''.]]
* Universely recognized as the "Baddest Motherfucker in the World", this man, after pulling off a one man revolution against a corrupt regime using only a kayak and [[KnifeNut a single pair of knives]], set about addressing the numerous grievances afflicted upon his people by an EvilEmpire before ultimately being murdered by his ex-lover's uncle. [[spoiler:Dmitri "Raven" Ravinofski, ''Snow Crash''.]]
* Raised by her extreme war-hawk grandfather, this young woman sought to restore her family's honor by volunteering to serve in her nation's special forces, [[ShellShockedVeteran only to have her dreams shattered by the cruel reality of war]]. Shortly after being discharged from the military due to a disfiguring injury, her nation's government collapsed, leaving her adrift in the world with nothing to live for. But, rather than despair, she chose to band together with her former comrades-at-arms for the purpose of carving out a place for themselves in the world. [[spoiler:Balalaika, ''Black Lagoon'']].
** A physically fit man with a large vocabulary, who destiny selected to lead his people to glory and avenge the deaths of his fallen compatriots. Tragically, he was murdered by a common criminal. [[spoiler:Acting Captain Fritz Stanford, AKA the overly-talkative Nazi that Revy shot in the face.]]
* A young political activist fighting for equal rights for the heart-beat impaired. [[spoiler:Tsukiko, ''Order Of The Stick''.]]
* After his wife's death, this man decided to dedicate his life to creating a world where his children will be safe. [[spoiler:Charles zi Britannia, ''Code Geass'']]
** Also, [[spoiler:Gendo Ikari, ''Neon Genesis Evangelion'']]
* A talented young woman with a tragic past who genuinely loves her boyfriend, and only wants to help him live out his dreams of making the world a better place. [[spoiler:Misa Amane, ''Death Note''.]]
* A brilliant scientist turned statesmen, this educated, articulate man lead the charge to reform his nation's government and ushered in a new era of openness in all aspects of life. He dedicates most of his spare time to attempting to reform a criminal. [[spoiler:Trevor Goodchild, ''Aeon Flux''.]]
* Promising young corporate troubleshooter currently assigned to oversee the recall of a malfunctioning videogame accessory. [[spoiler:Ed, ''Megatokyo''.]]
* A beautiful woman tragically disfigured in a freak accident, this woman was wrongfully imprisioned for a crime she did not commit, only to be slandered with unfounded allegations. [[spoiler:Kharisma, ''Something Positive''.]]
* A kind [[PetTheDog dog-lover]] with a tragic past, this woman was brutally murdered by a government agent while the man who loved her was forced to watch. [[spoiler:Sniper Wolf, ''Metal Gear Solid'']]
* An intelligent young man who deeply loves all of mankind, and seeks to save humanity from stasis and stagnation by forcing people to acknowledge the constant necessity to change and adapt. [[spoiler:Izaya Orihara, ''Durarara''.]]
** A talented scientist and researcher who finds herself unemployed after her family business is taken over by a nebulous multinational corporation, this woman is forced to take a humiliating job doing secretarial work for an immature JerkAss in order to earn an income capable of supprting herself and her beloved younger brother. [[spoiler:Namie Yagiri]].
** An entity made entirely of pure love that only desires to spread its love to everyone else. Unfotunately, it is enslaved by a being incapable of feeling love, who uses it as a weapon. [[spoiler:Saika]].
** A talented but misunderstood physician who only wanted his son to carrry on the familly bussiness, but in his zeal, accidentlly put his son into a number of traumatic situation, causing the two of them to become estranged. Now, he's attempting to reconnect with his son, as well as convince his daughter-in-law-elect to treat him like the father she never had. [[spoiler:Shingen Kishitani]]
* A ManOfWealthAndTaste who only wants to encourage his daughter to get in touch with her ethnic heritage and stand up to those who would oppress her because of it. [[spoiler:The Man, ''Tales Of MU'']]
* A knowedgeable man who only wants to share his wisdom with those who would seek it out, and who went to the effort of learning a number of languages simply so he could greet people in their native tongue. He was once raped and tortured by a psychopath posing as a fellow sage. [[spoiler:That Guy, ''Ask That Guy With The Glasses'']]
* Just an average, ordinary guy who's only doing his job by defending his brilliant but misunderstood employer from vicious slander; he had no way of knowing that he was secretly being manipulated by an evil, time-traveling conspiracy made up of aquatic equines. [[spoiler:John[=@TheRoomMovie.com=], ''The Nostalgia Critic'']]
* After years of humiliating service to a pair of unappreciative tyrants, this capable and long-suffering administrator finally became fed up with their abuse and singlehandedly over threw the monarchy, all while leading his nation to a glorious victory in a war that had been ongoing for as long as anyone can remember. [[spoiler:Jack Noir, ''Homestuck'']]
** A neglected child who became ensnared by a deadly addiction to a vile drug after being all but abandoned by his guardian. Eventually, he converted to a new religion, which helped him find the strength within himself to overcome his addiction and to even embrace the people who constantly ridicule him for his faith. Currently, his most fervent wish is to show the world that miracles really can happen, if only you believe. [[spoiler:Gamzee Makara]]
* An honorable and peaceful race who managed to completely eliminate all war, achieving world peace on their planet long before taking to the stars. However, this race ultimately made contact with a two other, more technologically advanced alien races, either of which could easily conquer or enslave them. Though they knew that their only hope for military superiority laid in launching a surprise attack, they chose to pursue diplomacy in hopes of preventing a return to the dark days before the dawn of peace. Unfortunately, both alien races were highly ethnocentric and dogmatic, and could not accept this peaceful race for what it was, labeling them as barbarians or monsters simply because some of their cultural traditions violated the alien's arbitrary taboos. Ultimately, the peaceful race's homeworld was invaded and their culture suppressed by the more technologically advanced aliens. [[spoiler:The Baby Eating Aliens, ''Three Worlds Collide'']].
** A civilization based entirely on love, which discover two alien races, both of which subscribed to a moral system completely alien and incomprehensible to each other, and were consequently on the brink of war. Because of their limitless love for all sentient lifeforms, this race proposed a compromise in which each party (including themselves) would have to give up something precious to it, but which would ultimately result in the three races being peacefully joined together as one for all of eternity and live happily ever after. [[spoiler:The Super Happies]].

[[AC:Gendoikari1]]
* They only wanted their people to prosper throughout the galaxy and to ensure their entrance into the afterlife. They studied ancient technology and pacified lesser species (if they did not integrate them into their own alliance). They tried to spread their religion to the aforementioned lesser species, but they did not accept their proposal. They decided to bring reason to said species, and it led to their failure. [[spoiler:Covenant High Prophets of Truth, Mercy, and Regret, ''Halo''.]]
* He was born to a poor family in a poor part of the nation, and learned a new philosophy at a young age. He was repeatedly exiled to a barren, inhospitable wasteland, but gained power in a very influential group. He helped fight for the freedom of the people and overthrew the tyrannical government of his country, leading it to glory after the death of his mentor. He fought against the evils of despotism, and brought his country's military back from the brink. [[spoiler:Josef Vissarionovich Stalin.]]
* He was a scientist, and became the chief doctor for a detainment camp. His discoveries in the fields of medicine were of great value, but people had a hard time accepting his observations due to his "by any means necessary" attitude. He later escaped to a neutral country, and died peacefully, even though his enemies were chasing him until the very end. [[spoiler:Josef Mengele.]]

[[AC:Zweibloom]]
* They fought a successful war against a civilisation that regularly toyed with life itself. At first, it seemed they would not prevail due to the enemy's reality-bending sorceries, but they won thanks to the grace of their Gods. After the sorcerors caused an invasion of [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]], this race of long-living beings was forced to go into stasis for millions of years. Now that they have awoken to find that their ancient foe, now long since vanquished, has left deadly legacies behind in the form of an entire race of sorcerous [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bastards]] and a swarm of interstellar savages who's only purpose is war. Despite the fact that they now have a plan to destroy the Eldritch Abominations, they are nearly universally hated. [[spoiler:The Necrons from ''Warhammer 40K'']].
* His kind were created by a morally ambigious God simply to create music for His purposes. He attempted to bring individuality into the music by making up his own tune, which his God frowned upon. Later, many more joined his cause, disillusioned in their God. He was eventually brutally punished by being exiled from the universe completely for eternity. [[spoiler:Morgoth]]

[[AC:Rainbow]]
* He was an amusement park owner who only wanted to make things more exciting for customers by bringing in celebrities. [[spoiler:Swackhammer from ''Space Jam.'']]

[[AC:@/TheViolentTomboy]]
* After seeing animals dying in pools of industrial waste, he vowed to save them by liberating them from their cruel tormenters and creating a new world where they'd be safe. [[spoiler: Lance of ''Pokémon Special''.]]

[[AC:@/RosesSpindle]]
* A lovely, soft-spoken, and gentle [[TheMessiah Messiah]] who worked tirelessly to spread word of a new way of life, one free from suffering. Although she sacrificed her life to bring peace and order to a realm filled with some of the most nightmarish horrors imaginable, she was ultimately thwarted by [[VillainousHarlequin an insane harlequin]] who had betrayed their people. [[spoiler: Daemon, ''Reboot'']]
* The sole survivor of his [[DoomedHometown village's massacre]], this young rebel bared his soul to overthrow the government that had carried out the slaughter in order to fuel the creation of [[MacGuffin seven dark artifacts]]. Even after losing his life, he ensured that his {{Reincarnation}} would be [[SuperpoweredEvilSide capable of continuing his cause]] when his greatest foe rose again. [[spoiler: Thief King Bakura, ''Yu-Gi-Oh!'']]
* One of the last remaining members of an ancient civilization, this priest called on his patron deities for the power to fight a band of alien warriors who had invaded his home planet. [[spoiler: Mumm-Ra, ''Thundercats'']]
* This sweet, delicate flower of a girl came from a broken home as the result of [[BigScrewedUpFamily her clan's twisted political structure]]. Despite the tragedy that surrounded her life, including the deaths of her stepsister and two of her lovers, she was able to win countless hearts with her sweet smile and her charming personality. [[spoiler: Dahlia Hawthorne, ''Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Trials and Tribulations'']]
* A clever young man who wanted to avenge the deaths of his parents and ensure that his home town would be freed from the influence of corrupt scientists and politicians. Despite the enormity of his task, he also managed to help his personal hero expose an impostor who was tarnishing the gentleman's good name. [[spoiler: Clive, ''Professor Layton and the Unwound Future'']]

[[AC:BDK]]
* All he wanted was to finally have friends after years of being alone. [[spoiler: Coyote Starrk, ''Bleach'']]

[[AC:Observance]]
* The former administrator of an expansive research facility, he saved humanity from an enormous dimension-spanning empire by negotiating a peace agreement with them. Placed in a position of power by the empire, all that he had created was brought down by a massive uprising and its leader. [[spoiler: Doctor Wallace Breen, ''Half-Life 2'']]

[[AC:@/SomeNewGuy]]
* A quartet of travelers who seek to bring order to their wartorn world by cleansing it of the evil, worthless, and insignificant. They've already stopped four beasts of great power from destroying the world. Their only flaw is that they tend to cause considerable collateral damage. [[spoiler:The Light Warriors, ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'']].
* An eccentric but well-meaning scientist who seeks to punish his granddaughter's murderers. [[spoiler:Professor Gerald, ''Sonic Adventure 2'']]
* A strong willed, independent woman who truly loves her daughter, but has trouble showing it due to suffering from severe emotional trauma caused by her own abusive mother. [[spoiler:Syphile, ''Drow Tales'']]
* A tough but fair soldier of the gods sworn to protect his people. He currently seeks to detain and interrogate a suspicious woman, who, he believes, is connected to the recent, bizarre occurrences in his country. [[spoiler:Captain Jhalm, ''Digger'']]
* A young idealist, who seeks to unify the races of his world under one, peaceful banner. [[spoiler:The Architect, ''Dragon Age'']].
* A loyal servant of God who seeks to protect the timestream from a TemporalParadox. [[spoiler:Dusknoir, ''Pokémon Mystery Dungeon'']]

[[AC:@/TheGreatUnknown]]
* He felt that he'd been treated unfairly by his boss, and just wanted to bring it to his attention. [[spoiler:Iago, ''Othello'']]
* They were forced to scratch out a living in a pitiful wasteland, and took some steps to try and better their situation. [[spoiler:Shenzi, Banzai, and Ed, ''The Lion King'']]
* All he wanted was to pay back the man who once saved his life. [[spoiler:Johan Liebert, ''Monster'']]

[[AC:@/IgniFerroque]]
* Was killed in the course of his duties by a renegade colleague who called slavers to their ship out of a desire for power and glory; only possessor of knowledge about said colleague's past. Was reanimated and set out to destroy this madman with too much power, inconsistent morality, and delusions of godhood to boot, knowing that he must be stopped. Realizes how the renegade's obsession with escaping the death of the universe may be possible; vows to prevent this, at the same time acknowledging that if he is less intelligent than this rival, then he will inevitably be killed ''once again'' while the renegade triumphs. His brilliance (he is possibly the only character to grasp certain extremely important truths, and certainly does so long before any others) is thwarted ([[EpilepticTrees or is it?]]) solely by the fact that the ''embodiment of destiny'' is, without great reason (Stockholm syndrome?), on the side of the madman. [[spoiler:Tycho, ''Marathon'' trilogy]]

[[AC:@/DrDougsh]]
* After generously funding the civil war against the unfair goverment of planet Inon II, this honourable member of an advanced alien species was imprisoned and marooned on a primitive world, and forced to adopt a new identity. Out of respect for the new planet's history, he decided to restore the honour and legacy of a once great, but corrupted hero, who had died years earlier, by adopting his name and identity. And out of sheer kindness and good will, he adopted an orphaned girl (who didn't even belong to his species) and lovingly raised her as his own daughter. Although his sole desire was to simply return to his homeworld, he was eventully banished away to the farthest reaches of the galaxy.[[spoiler:The Shredder as decipted in the 2003 ''Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'' series.]]

[[AC:Sunflower]]
* An intelligent race, handicapped by their biology, graciously accepted the gift of technology from another race and finally got the opportunity to live as a truly developed species. They connected with the other races in their galaxy, forming peaceful coexistences with them with arguably more success than any other race had ever done before. However, the race that had given them the gift of technology soon grew corrupt and envious, doing all in their power to sabotage their triumphs, from hiring child soldiers to engaging in biological warfare. Will this once downtrodden people finally find happiness? [[spoiler:The Yeerks from ''Animorphs''.]]

[[AC:@/DoctorNemesis]]
* An entire race who've managed to deal with all those painful emotions that cause people so much hurt and distress, and who just want to share this with the rest of the universe. [[spoiler: The Cybermen from ''Doctor Who'']]
* A charming, cultured, and remarkably brilliant man with piercing insight and impeccable taste, who has helped law enforcement officials locate vicious serial murderers and stop them from hurting innocent people. [[spoiler: Dr. Hannibal Lecter from ''Silence of the Lambs'']].
* A brilliant genius who just wants to help humanity reach its full potential without having to rely on an aloof Messiah figure to solve all their problems for them. [[spoiler: Lex Luthor from ''Superman'']].
* A brilliant environmentalist who is deeply in touch with nature and wants to remind people of the ecological damage they do to the planet. Frequently attempts to extract her best friend from an abusive relationship. Is persecuted by a ruthless, brutal, and single-minded industrialist fiercely opposed to everything she stands for. [[spoiler:Poison Ivy from ''Batman'']].
* Superheroes who are just looking for something to eat. [[spoiler: The Marvel Zombies]]

[[AC:@/{{Jisu}}]]
* A group of espers persecuted as children for being different, they band together to hone their powers and make sure that no one will make fun of them again. Coming upon a group of former heroes brainwashed to follow the every command of an evil being who comes off to the world as completely flawless, they focus their strategy on killing this being alone and freeing her minions. [[spoiler:The Saint Rose Crusaders, ''Tokyo Mew Mew a la mode'']]
* A polite and mystical being who never attacks anyone without trying to reason with them first and dreams of restoring his fallen kingdom. Although he can't do much on his own towards this purpose, he has managed to revive his dead friends, who care deeply for his well-being. However, he discovers that he is the result of a cruel experiment and is being manipulated, and tries his best to defy fate and keep a hold on his sanity. [[spoiler:Michel, ''Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch'']]
* The dutiful StudentCouncilPresident of a school that's constantly being vandalized. He's sure that he's caught the one doing it, and although he has the backing of the entire school administration, he can't extract a completely truthful confession from her. To make matters worse, he tries to reason with a sweet girl with a bright future and an impressionable new student, but both of them seem to have fallen under the delinquent's spell. [[spoiler:Kuze, ''{{Kanon}}'']]
* She was created from an EldritchAbomination and kept locked away in the inner reaches of an AncientConspiracy's military base "for her own safety". A chance encounter with an angel allowed her to run away and seek her own freedom. [[spoiler:Kei, ''Fanfic/NobodyDies'']]

[[AC:@/{{lrrose}}]]
* This champion of the common folk's attempts to protect his country is undermined by a foreign army that works with both a witch and a confessed child-killer, and by nobles who resent that a commoner has been so successful. [[spoiler:teryn Loghain Mac Tir, ''Dragon Age'']].

[[AC: @/MasterGhandalf]]
* A member of a downtrodden and oppressed people, he made the ultimate sacrifice in order to save the world from certain destruction, before ending conflict between kingdoms and religions and founding a stable government that lasted for a thousand years. [[spoiler: The Lord Ruler, aka Rashek, ''Mistborn'']]

[[AC: Candy Entrails]]
* A friendly rookie cop who tries to bring the world's suffering to an end. [[spoiler: Tohru Adachi, ''Persona 4'']]
* A magician who is on a quest to save the world, even through [[ButtMonkey the world hasn't been too kind to him lately.]] [[spoiler: Black Mage, ''8 Bit Theater''.]]

[[AC: Morraeon]]
* An expatriate French billionaire who provides refuge and jobs to immigrants fleeing from the officials of a genocidal government, from which he himself escaped; also has to bear the burden of being married to a younger woman who flirts with members of a group of freedom fighters whose unruliness can easily ruin his charitable endeavors. [[spoiler: The Merovingian, ''The Matrix Reloaded'']].
* A brilliant medical scientist who overcame the murder of his parents and an abusive childhood at the hands of his half-brother to succeed in his field, but whose work is constantly being meddled with by bureaucrats. [[spoiler: Muraki, ''Yami no Matsuei'']]

[[AC: Noir-Okami]]
* A genetically altered (without his consent) genius who finds out he's been manipulated from a young age into doing various undesirable acts. He wants to save the human race from destruction. [[spoiler: Albert Wesker, ''Resident Evil'' series.]]
* A king whose race has been thrown in an alternate dimension because of a few bad apples in the bunch. He understandably gets angry over the plight of his people and attempts to get them out of the dimension. [[spoiler: Zant, ''The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.'']]
* A wizard whose entire life was spent without love, who fell into the wrong crowd at school, and who, in the end, is royally screwed because of both his parents being jackasses. [[spoiler: Lord Voldemort, ''Harry Potter'' series.]]
* A scientist who works with his children, and who gets nearly killed by his old friends. His children saved him, thus he wants revenge on his old 'friends'. [[spoiler: James Marcus, ''Resident Evil 0'']].

[[AC: Ghost of Gene Rayburn]]
* A devoted wife who will do anything she can to help her husband succeed. [[spoiler:Lady [=MacBeth=]]].
* He's just trying to run a business and rid the seas of looting, raping, and pillaging brigands. [[spoiler:Lord Cutler Beckett from ''Pirates of the Caribbean'']].
* A young soldier and theater lover who finds out he is terminally ill, and is just tired of always being shown up by his cocky, superhuman best friend, who has the means to cure him but doesn't because he can't handle the truth. [[spoiler:Genesis Rhapsodos from ''Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core'']]
* A brilliant scientist who wants to breed humans with awesome superpowers that will improve their lives. A devoted father, he likes to work closely with his young son, who has benefited the most from his work in genetics. Was forced to kill his unfaithful wife's lover in self-defense. [[spoiler: Professor Hojo from ''Final Fantasy VII'']]
* Three lonely young men who just want to be reunited with their mother. [[spoiler:Kadaj, Loz, and Yazoo from ''Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children'']].

[[AC: thepandabetweenus]]
* An intelligent and capable businessman who succeeded at his dream of building a company that can help people from all walks of life. Unfortunately, there are still many people who try to destroy his reputation and his company. He just wants to find someone with a good heart and the ability to continue his legacy after he is dead. [[spoiler:Rotti Largo from ''REPO! The Genetic Opera'']].

[[AC: @/LadyJafaria]]
* A man who died a horrible death and, upon coming back, only wanted to be reunited with his true love. It wasn't his fault he also ended up with some seriously bad powers. [[spoiler: Imhotep, TheMummyTrilogy]]
* A government official seeks a way to replace his seriously incompetent superior and is overthrown by deceitful teenagers who actually ''want'' the incompetent man in power, likely because of nepotism. [[spoiler: Jafar, ''Aladdin'', and my username made that one more obvious than it should have been]]
* She just wants to run a successful shop and help the guy she loves. [[spoiler: Mrs. Lovett, ''Sweeney Todd'']]

[[AC: Dcoetzee]]
* Despite being a scientist at the top of his field and achieving results that nobody else can, this loving father still struggles to keep his job. On top of that, he actively involves his family in his research. [[spoiler:Shou Tucker from ''Fullmetal Alchemist'']]

[[AC: @/G1G5]]
* A veteran serviceman, highly decorated for valor, runs for political office on a platform emphasizing patriotism and the belief that his people is special. Democratically elected prime minister, he proceeded to stabilize the country's political and economic situation and restore her confidence and pride. Constructed one of the most advanced contemporary infrastructure networks for his nation, much of which remain in use to this day. Led the fight to rid the world of Stalinism. [[spoiler:Adolf Hitler]].

[[AC: @/SevenOfDiamonds]]
* With a little help from his ''friends'', this doctor taught a spoiled womanizing gigolo a lesson while helping his poor abused servant find romance. He later gives a young woman from a humble background the chance to make her dreams come true, but she instead chooses to marry said gigolo and turn all the doctor's friends against him. His biggest crime was squishing a bug. [[spoiler:Dr. Facilier from Disney's ''The Princess and the Frog'']]

[[AC:Gorank]]
* A being who just wants to find friends, but is rejected because of its appearance, forcing it to use unusual methods. Is frequently opposed by a gluttonous horror who does not give it a chance to explain itself, and who once shot it in the eye with sharp bits of crystal. [[spoiler:Zero/Dark Matter, from the ''Kirby'' series]].
* This respected authority figure is trying to help guide a race of creatures that live on a miserable planet to a better life. However, he is repeatedly beaten to within an inch of his life by a bounty hunter who would like nothing more than to wipe out that race and make him die slowly and painfully. [[spoiler:Ridley, from the ''Metroid'' games]].
* A creature of immense size that, like all creatures, wants to reproduce. To that end, it spreads seeds, which have the additional effect of greatly increasing the galaxy's biodiversity. However, it is hijacked by a psychopath and later killed by a revenge-driven bounty-hunter. [[spoiler:Phaaze, from the ''Metroid Prime'' games]]
* A being made of the minds of a race of creatures who, when they found that their power would ultimately lead to the destruction of the universe, locked themselves in stasis, sacrificing everything they had for the good of all. This being is dedicated to making sure that other races with this power do not destroy everything. However, in the end, one of these races, drunk with power, destroyed the being, whose dying words were begging them to protect the universe for it. [[spoiler:The Anti-Spiral, from ''Tengen Toppen Gurren Lagann'']]

[[AC:@/TheDogSage]]
* A man who just wishes to stop the cruelty and racism in his hometown, as well as make it a better place for his adopted son, who was almost killed by his birth father due to the hysteria caused by the aformentioned racism. [[spoiler: Momochi Zabuza, ''Naruto'']].
* A horribly abused little girl who just wants her distant, emotionally and physically abusive father to love and be proud of her and her big brother. [[spoiler: Azula, daughter of Fire Lord Ozai, from ''Avatar: The Last Airbender'']]
* A kind, caring woman who only wants her adopted daughter to be happy and loved after being forgotten and pushed away by her biological parents. [[spoiler: Other Mother]]
* An old soul who's taken up the life of a hermit, trying to get rid of all the war and hatred encompassing the world, some of which he had a hand in creating back when he was young and foolish. [[spoiler: Uchiha Madara, ''Naruto'']].

[[AC:@/{{Malkyrian}}]]
* A man chosen by destiny to change the fate of the world, he wants to create a world where everyone can experience the wonderful technology that saved his daughter's life. Standing in his way are fractions of the evil god who destroyed the world millennia ago, and one who aided the one who brought said evil god into existence in the first place. [[spoiler: Lord Baelheit, ''Baten Kaitos Origins'']]

[[AC:@/{{RHODESIA}}]]
* A man who was raised from when he was adopted to believe he would inherit the {{Mafia}} family he was in only to have the right taken from him by a 14 year old...all because he's not the biological son of the {{Mafia}} [[TrueCompanions family]] boss. [[spoiler:Xanxus from ''Katekyo Hitman Reborn''.]]

[[AC:@/PacSol]]
* An artist who, when his country called, answered and joined the army. He was wounded in action twice and his country ultimately lost the war. When he returned home from the front, he saw the damage that the war and later economic collapse had done and entered politics, restoring the hope of the people by giving them jobs and a purpose, rebuilding the country into a major power in the process. Ultimately betrayed by his lieutenants and forced to commit suicide while all that he had worked for laid in ruins around him. [[spoiler:Adolf Hitler]].

[[AC: @/AgentAlpha]]
* A brilliant but oft-abused man, who may have suffered from parental abuse, an ill-fated marriage, and personal disfigurement. After being pushed to the brink of insanity, he took it upon himself to demonstrate both his own genius and the true random nature of the world, that the people might realize their freedom and be free of society's shackles. But really, all he wants from a world is nothing more than a sea of smiles...[[spoiler:The Joker from ''The Dark Knight'']].
* A boy born into slavery, whose gifts were recognized early on and earned his freedom in order to go on adventures with royalty and sage-warriors from other worlds. Yet his idealism was challenged in the face of a cataclysmic war, and in order to save both the woman he loved and the leader of the legitimate government, he was forced to betray his former friends. Now he remains a proud defender of peace and justice, wearing his scars with dignity and living as a symbol of the government's fight to restore order and put down a malignant insurgency. [[spoiler:Darth Vader from ''Star Wars'']].
* A master spy and scientist whose talents and successes, though many, went unrewarded or disdained among his own people. Despite his own cynicism and egotism, he does want what's best for his people and to ensure their victory over the infidels and insurgents that have corrupted a galaxy that was to be their new home after centuries of wandering through the void. His strength lies in his natural charisma, his gift with rhetoric, and his sheer determination to achieve victory and to see that his people and their culture will flourish once more. [[spoiler:Nom Anor from ''Star Wars: The New Jedi Order'']].

[[AC: AHEM]]
* A sadly demonized teenaged girl suffering from parental abandonment since age seven. After being cruelly dumped off in an unhealthy neighborhood, she had to endure her father's senseless paranoia and the irrational hatred of her half-sister, who eventually assaulted her with lethal intent. She is hunted by several depraved personages, including a DirtyOldMan sorcerer who fantasizes about locking her in a tower, a demonic shapeshifter who intends to make her his slave, and a horrific race of mindless monsters with the same goal. She possesses magic, which she uses to the most responsible of ends; on one occasion, she comforted a victim of molestation, psychically soothing away their doubts and insecurities, and on another, she healed a boy suffering from severe obsessive-compulsive disorder. She devotes vast amounts of her time and effort to stopping a vile EldritchAbomination who plans on devouring the world. She also created an equal-opportunity organization at age seventeen in which the mentally deficient are put to work for the good of the world, and [[PsychoForHire unstable sociopaths]] are kept off the streets in favor of doing good causes. Her ultimate goal is to stop the reign of the corrupt [[TheCaligula Caligulas]] dominating the land with their tyrannical rule, end the murders and rapes and human sacrifices they constantly practice, and make the world a better place. Sadly, despite her tireless efforts on their behalf, even saving their lives multiple times, her four companions senselessly hate and distrust her. [[spoiler: Senna Wales, ''Everworld'']].

[[AC:@/MarvelGirl]]
* He just wants his county to be run the way he knows it should be, and to make it hazzard-free. [[spoiler: Boss Hogg of ''The Dukes of Hazzard'']]
* He's faced an unstoppable alien menace time and time again, and yet he is seldom rewarded for his efforts, even though he's a mere human. His many inventions have oftentimes been destroyed by that alien and its inhuman cohorts. His popularity is so great he was even elected to the highest office in the land, only to once again have that monster destroy everything he had worked so hard for. [[spoiler: Lex Luthor from ''Superman'']].
* He was born into nothing, with a mother who passed away as she gave birth to him, and a father who let him be raised in an orphanage where horrific things happened. The horror of his mother's death drove him to seek a solution to humanity's most pressing threat: mortality. Eventually betrayed by the man he trusted the most, he fought an unkillable threat on his own, and died facing that threat despite his many efforts to overcome death itself. [[spoiler: Lord Voldemort from ''Harry Potter'']].
* A victim of the brutality of his own parents, who tried to murder him with a trash compactor, he was taken to a new school when his body was so broken that much of it had to be replaced with cybernetics. Even then, he was rejected by the other students, and he began a years-long but complex relationship with a teacher who became the headmistress of the school. Many years later, he found true love with a brilliant, gifted [[TheChessmaster chessmaster]] who supported him in his long-range goals. In their last encounter, that headmistress did her utmost to blast him to pieces. [[spoiler: Deathlist of the ''Whateley Universe'']].
* A disabled individual who has worked for years to overcome his handicap while making it clear to those around him that he does have that disability. He has had several encounters with a security force who would love nothing better than to capture him, and yet his brilliant plans have always failed due to sheer bad luck. [[spoiler: The Deaf Man of Ed [=McBain=]'s ''87th Precinct'' mysteries]]
* A genius mathematician who found that he had real-world aptitudes as well, he built a massive, highly-successful conglomerate that was the greatest of his day, only to be persecuted by a cocaine-addled vigilante who ultimately killed him in a fight to the death at a scenic vista. [[spoiler: Professor Moriarity of the ''Sherlock Holmes'' tales]]
* A brilliant young woman was given a rare gift by an old master. She then became one of his staunchest disciples, along with her oldest friend, with whom she began an unconventional but meaningful relationship. When she was cruelly dumped in an alternate reality, she set out to find help and find her way back, only to discover that everything in this horrid new world was changed: the one she had supported was gone, the one she loved now despised her, and there was a horrible doppelganger of herself who shot her and impersonated her. Ultimately, she made her way back to her own reality, only to meet a cruel fate. [[spoiler: Vampire Willow from ''Buffy the Vampire Slayer'']]

[[AC: @/UnknownTroper]]
* A noble officer who watches countless soldiers under his command be killed and finds the apathetic response to their deaths intolerable, forcing him to take steps to educate his people on their troops' sacrifice. Eventually ends with him sending his own elite commando team to eliminate a group of brutal and ruthless terrorists, but is killed by two renegade soldiers under his former command who shoot down his helicopter, stab his wounded troops to death, and shoved a knife into his eye as he tried to defend himself while unarmed. [[spoiler: General Shepherd, ''Modern Warfare 2'']].
* A traumatized mother whose children were stolen from her reaches out to bring them back and help them free her from her prison, only to have one of them kill the other and then shoot her repeatedly. Later, she tries to find the only man who she loves and tells him how she feels about him, only to have him repeatedly push her away. Eventually, she does express her love to him in a way he understands, they have a child, and they end up together forever. [[spoiler: Alma, ''F.E.A.R.'']]

[[AC: Wrybread]]
* A victim of class prejudice all his life, he is willing to ally himself with and advance the cause of races against whom most of his fellow men are prejudiced. With unconventional tactics and creative thinking, he has managed to defeat many wizards who were at least as powerful as him, who regarded him with arrogant contempt. [[spoiler: Xykon, ''Order of the Stick'']]. Such a monster that I had to resort to that lame "class prejudice" pun to make this entry work.
* He loved his mother and wanted her to love him back, but unfortunately, she was a notoriously flighty, manipulative woman and never really returned his love as strongly. He believed strongly in his people's right to self-determination, self-definition, and independence, and was willing to go to war to preserve it, planning and executing a brilliant strike that all but wiped out the enemy, who were an extremely corrupt, dysfunctional bunch who, in many ways, had brought their destruction upon themselves; even one of their leaders admitted that they had never really asked why they deserved to survive the war. Another group of said enemy resorted to war crimes, including repeated rape of [=POWs=], in prosecuting their war against this man's forces. He fought hard to keep his people united when a schism developed, but in the end, was willing to make peace in exchange for the assurance that his people would be able to go their own way and live and reproduce as they wanted to. However, this truce was ruined by the murderousness and vengefulness of two of his creators, his way of life was destroyed forever, and he was driven to despondently commit suicide. [[spoiler: Brother Cavil/Number One, ''Battlestar Galactica'']].

[[AC: @/ARandomSerf]]
* The son of a man who fought against Adolf Hitler, and a devoted and passionate lover. He even made sure to check whether his tools worked properly. He was betrayed by a junior officer, his colleagues were manipulated and ordered to their deaths, and his family fortune was stolen by a group of duplicitous foreign agents. When he stood up for himself, he was killed slowly and painfully. [[spoiler: Colonel Volgin, ''Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater'']]

[[AC: @/BlossomMorphine]]
* Devoted to her family's legacy and traditions, she helped found a society dedicated to preserving their way of life in the face of encroaching outside influence. She waged a campaign to make this dream of national unity a reality, but her leader fell due to faulty intelligence. She was one of the loyal few who attempted to find him, but was caught and imprisoned until many years later, when her leader was ressurected and subsequently freed her. Sadly, she died in battle, defending her leader to the last. [[spoiler:Bellatrix Lestrange from ''Harry Potter'']].
* A strong proponent of exploration, he joined the military to bring his people's influence and technology to other worlds and create a partnership that would alleviate his people's famine. He even inititated a relationship with one of the locals and had a daughter, whom he doted on. However, xenophobic terrorist drove out his unit in favor of a moralistic and expansionist empire, and his father was betrayed and murdered by an operative of a ruthless intelligence agency, who continued to harass and attempt to kill him. Though he made many overtures to his former home and its new rulers, he was rejected in favor of a charismatic cult leader, who locked him away in another dimension with hell spawn for objecting. [[spoiler: Skrain Dukat]].

[[AC: Iambic]]
* A savvy politician who steps into office after his brother's untimely death. Although he does his best to deal with threats of invasion and treasonous rumors, and protects his country and the woman he loves, he and most of his court fall victim to his adopted son's tragic and dangerous madness. [[spoiler: Claudius, ''Hamlet'']].
* A witty and charismatic war hero, he nonetheless faces discrimination and hate because of his deformity. He reluctantly accepts the crown in order to save his country, still recovering from a bloody civil war, from the instability of a child ruler. Betrayed by his most loyal supporter, threatened with supernatural interference, and facing a rebellion spearheaded by a man with a tenuous claim to the throne, he has terrible nightmares and begins to doubt himself. In the end, he is killed brutally in battle, valiantly defending himself to the last. (Later monarchs would smear his name in a relentless propaganda campaign from which his reputation will probably never recover.) [[spoiler: Richard III, and it's meta, too.]]

[[AC: Netbug009]]
* He'd been taking great care to ensure the survival of one of the last remnants of humanity for centuries...only to have an old, malfunctioning bot start breaking everything! That little brat even tricked most of his comrades into helping wreck the place, and led to the brutal killing of the one comrade who stuck by him! All to take humanity to a lifeless rock millions of light-years away. [[spoiler: Auto from ''WALL-E'']].

[[AC: @/{{Camacan}}]]
* He ''never'' ignores you. There will always be a room for you. Treats all his people like family. Always willing to explain, even if he seems self-contradictory at first. A firm hand in this time of war, ready to make the hard decisions. [[spoiler: Big Brother from ''1984'']]

[[AC:@/{{Thnikkafan}}]]
* She's a girl, just doing her job. Her boss isn't doing enough for the job, so she decides to try one of her own ideas. This leads to her getting killed by her coworker. [[spoiler: Ryoko Asakura, from ''The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya'']]
* He just wants to get farther in life, but he can't because he's a racially disadvantaged minority. He's very deep in debt with the nastiest gang you could ever meet, and he has to take a few drastic measures to make it up to them. [[spoiler:Dr. Facilier from ''The Princess and the Frog'']]
* She's standing up against her brutal {{Yakuza}} family who have abused her for falling in love with a handsome young Romeo, up to and including taking said Romeo away from her. [[spoiler: Shion Sonozaki, from ''Higurashi no Naku Koro ni'']]

[[AC:@/DaibhidC]]
* A young man who is always smiling and has the spirit of a child. His ultimate aim is to eradicate death itself. [[spoiler: Jonathan Teatime, ''Discworld'']]
* A police officer who was crippled when a superhero failed to live up to his responsibilities, but subsequently managed to empower himself. He then dedicated himself to helping the hero who failed him become a better person. [[spoiler: Hunter Zolomon/Zoom II, ''The Flash'']]

[[AC:Muramasan13]]
* A brilliant young man, sickened by the inefficiency and pettiness of a PhysicalGod presiding over the local cycle of death and reincarnation, sides with an angel to resist mind control and save his hometown. [[spoiler: Sho Minamimoto, ''The World Ends With You''.]]
* A stylin', on-the-ball, forgiving guy, who wants to fix what's wrong with the world. He makes a few bad choices along the way, but he's willing to bet his life on the outcome. Tragically, he's hindered by his own incompetent, scheming subordinates, a HeroicSociopath, who's willing to kill his own friends to achieve selfish goals, and a ChaoticEvil maniac, and suceeds only temporarily. [[spoiler: The Conductor, also ''[=TWEWY=]''.]]

[[AC:Moonwalker]]
* Brilliant, musical virtuoso, but greatly confused when it comes to the subject of love. Mistreated throughout his life due to his deformities, shunned and feared because of his eccentricities. Wanted the best for his one and only love, but ultimately decided to give her up to her other suitor, as long as she is happy. [[spoiler: Erik, ''The Phantom Of The Opera'']].
* A scientific genius, who got frustrated and eventually broke down to insanity, because of his repeated failures, the side effects of his experiment, and the harsh treatment he was subjected to after the experiment. [[spoiler: Griffin, ''The Invisible Man'']].
** And, on a different situation, he had saved the world, with promises of forgiveness and a cure, but then was betrayed and denied of the reward he had deserved so much. To save himself, he was forced to band with the enemy, but, after being found out by the people who had denied him his rightful rewards, was labeled a traitor and subjected to [[RapeAsDrama horrendous]] [[FateWorseThanDeath punishments]] before being killed. [[spoiler: The situation was detailed in ''The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen'', volume two]]
* As a child, he saw his mother die and vowed never to let any of his beloveds die any more. Ironically, in his misled attempts to save his pregnant wife's life, his actions led her to lose the will to live. Driven to bitterness because of his failure to save his wife, he did nothing but follow his master's commands. But when he discovered his son was still alive, he tried to take his son with him, to be together. Are the spoilers really needed? [[spoiler: Anakin Skywalker, also known as Darth Vader, from the ''Star Wars'' films]]
* He tried to get the best for his family, but when a horrible accident befell him and left him disfigured, he slowly began to lose his sanity. He found himself a WorthyOpponent to challenge again and again. The opponent gave him a chance to repent his ways, but, in reality, he was just too afraid to take the chance. [[spoiler: The Joker, ''Batman'']].
* A resourceful young man with both creativity and pragmatism, his ability to think outside the box earns him a difficult but important assignment, which he not only completes with ease but goes beyond to the second mile. Despite being orphaned at an early age and educated as a ScholarshipStudent in an elitist school, he is always polite and cheerful, never without a smile on his boyishly handsome face. [[spoiler: Jonathan Teatime, ''Hogfather'']]

[[AC:@/SpaceJawa]]
* The member of a species who grew up on a world overrun by evil alien invaders. Became a legendary warrior, rallied his people behind him, and liberated his planet from the oppressors, driving them back to the worlds from whence they came. Sadly, he was unable to enjoy his people's newfound freedom as his one true love was lost in battle, leaving him with a broken heart he was never able to repair. Then, his people's former oppressors acted like ''they'' were the victims! Worse, both standard galactic government and its protectors, both of whom claimed to be pillars of light and justice, sided with his enemies and made his planet pay for it. To top it all off, when he took an honest job to help get his people back on their feet, those same oppressors made another attempt to ravage his homeworld. When he tried to quit in order to kick some more butt, he was all but enslaved when an "accident" was arranged. What was left of his body was brainwashed and rebuilt for the purpose of being manipulated as part of a plot to take over the galaxy, completing the sad, unfortunate journey of a freedom fighter who only wanted the best for his people. [[spoiler: General Grievous from ''Star Wars''. And to be perfectly honest, it's not that far removed from the truth either.]]

[[AC: @/{{Morgie}}]]
* A TV show with an innovative idea - a {{Shonen}} MagicalGirl series. A hero and heroine work together to stop horrible things happening. With a FunnyAnimal guide and a group of friends, nothing could go wrong! [[spoiler: The dub of ''Card Captor Sakura''.]]

[[AC:Bradley]]
* They are a wealthy and influential family, respected as pillars of the community. Despite their lofty status, however, they are very close and loving towards each other and are paticularly protective towards their women. This is due partly to the fact that they suffer from a tragic condition which has forced them to adopt practices that society would frown upon in order to survive - practices which they must keep secret lest they be ruined. They have recently faced a crisis in the form of a self rightous busy body who kidnapped one of their childeren as part of a schene to turn her against her family and the traditions that have insured their survival. They were able to rescue her, but can they undo the damage done to her impressionable mind? [[spoiler: The Kuhoin Family from ''Kure-nai'']].

[[AC: @/{{Korodzik}}]]
* After saving the human race from extinction, he began a very ambitious genetic research project. On the way, he helped human civilization achieve incredible power. [[spoiler:Lavos from ''Chrono Trigger'']].

[[AC: @/LiquidUranium]]
* Horrified by government-sponsored oppression in the world, a brilliant business tycoon constructed a city out of the reach of his enemies in order to build his dreams. Attracting the greatest minds humanity has to offer, he built a utopia where every person was able to achieve their highest potential. As the leader of this paradise, he helped develop and distribute a miraculous compound that cured any disease, and permanently ended the threat of discrimination. He tirelessly fought against organized crime, crushing the most notorious mob boss in the city - all while adopting young girls who couldn't find homes. Tragically, however, his success was short-lived, as he was murdered by his own son. Nonetheless, his legacy lives on, as his city still shows its devotion to his life, achievements, and vision. [[spoiler: Andrew Ryan, ''[=BioShock=]'']].
* After a loving father was denied justice for the murder of his wife and daughter, he launched a crusade to reform the corrupt justice system of his society. Even after being arrested for his tireless efforts, he never compromised his principles, calling out the judge - the same one who originally denied him justice - for hiding behind layers of legal defenses to mask the truth and continuing his campaign from behind bars. Despite his opponents' claims, he never sank to the same level as his enemies, always achieving victory through intelligence, charm, and meticulous planning. Though he nearly succeeded in prompting a regime change in the heavy-handed government, he was eventually stopped by a self-serving prosecutor - who had violated his civil rights, and who had allowed his family's killer to escape justice - whose job he was trying to save. [[spoiler: Clyde Shelton, ''Law Abiding Citizen'']]
* Though born into the world's foremost scientific and industrial family, this brilliant young woman constantly trained her martial talents, in order to gain her father's recognition. When meteors rained down on the world, killing most of the world's population and destroying both of the major world powers, she helped calm chaos and dissent, helping to restore order to the world. Recognzing that few could survive in the harsh new world after the meteor strikes, she sought to ensure that worthy individuals would not be burdened by others. A truly gifted general, her plans for ensuring world peace were only disrupted when she was betrayed by her two sisters. Despite the loss of her home, the destruction of her army, and her sisters' betrayal, she lives on, waiting for a chance to prove her worth to her deceased father and avenge his death at his enemies' hands. [[spoiler: Tabitha Caulder, ''Advance Wars: Days of Ruin'']].
* Dispatched to a distant planet filled with hostile creatures and abandoned by his superiors, this military hero searched for a resource vital to humanity's survival. He took excellent care of each and every one of his men, keeping them alive and focused on their mission in spite of the constant attacks from the hostile alien race surrounding him. When diplomacy failed to secure the critical resource, this inspiring figure fought on the front lines, personally leading his men in a daring assault on the enemy's home base. Upon discovering that the aliens were ruled by a hive-mind structure that spanned the entire planet, he attempted to destroy the alien menace and ensure the survival of the human race. Tragically, he was killed in combat, betrayed by one of his most favored soldiers, while his forces were overrun by the alien hordes. Nonetheless, his valor under fire and concern for his men cause many to mark him, rather than his inhuman opponents, as the true hero of Pandora. [[spoiler: Colonel Miles Quaritch, ''Avatar'']]
* This military mastermind and political genius, constantly derided by his opponents for his short stature, transformed his divided, demoralized nation into one of the most powerful empires in the world. Though constantly outnumbered, he led his forces to victory in dozens of battles, forging an invincible army. Realizing that the weak government of his country could not save his people, he launched a non-violent coup that finally brought the decade of chaos in his nation to an end. He made incredible advancements in military organization, economics, and politics, changing the face of a continent forever. Despite the constant interference of his tyrannical foes, this revolutionary hero overcame overwhelming odds on multiple occasions, only surrendering when his enemies destroyed their own realms to deny him victory. Despite his removal from office, he returned to lead his people when they needed him most, finally admitting defeat to his arch-enemy after a pitched battle. Feared as a force of nature by his foes, he was ultimately exiled from his homeland and sent to a remote island where he could not threaten the established order - in vain, as the chain of events that he set in motion eventually freed nations worldwide from oppression. [[spoiler: Napoleon Bonaparte. Napoleon was hated and feared [[ValuesDissonance at the time]], so I've classified him as a villain.]]

[[AC: @/OndoreMick]]
* A skilled warrior - in fact, a multiple-time champion - who always knows when to jump at the call and who has devoted his life to saving people from the abuse of illicit substances. [[spoiler: CM Punk, ''[=WWE=]'' and ''Ring of Honor'']]
* He's a childlike being manipulated by a soulless child, taking his frustrations out on the universe past, present, and future. When not being trapped in a device powered by Satan himself, he is constantly assualted by other wicked children possessing psychic powers and More Dakka. He fights solely for survival, not even knowing how he is defending himself, while simply crying out for a friend. Is eventually destroyed by an all-knowing, all powerful being from another universe who only got involved because the other wicked children had enough sanity left to pray for their intervention. [[spoiler: Giygas, ''Earthbound'']].

[[AC: @/TheToonGeekette]]
* A man who, in one reality, merely wanted to end his own torture through time travel, and, in another, was rejected by his shallow, ditzy neighbor as a teenager. Regardless of his origin, he's admitted to feeling lonely inside, despite having won a Presidential election, and having astounding technology at his fingertips. At least he has an unusual, but loving son at his side. [[spoiler: Dr. Insano, ''The Spoony Experiment'' and ''Atop the Fourth Wall'']].
** Different character, same universe: He is a being who only wants to free his kind from their oppressors. In addition, he escapes his own torment at the hands of a trigger-happy master who gets easily provoked over works of fiction. [[spoiler: Mechakara, ''Atop the Fourth Wall'']].
** An enthusiastic youth who is more than happy to promote under-appreciated comic book artists with rather unique styles. [[spoiler: 90's Kid, ''Atop the Fourth Wall''. Okay, he's not really a villain, but writing a Paint The Hero Black entry would have been ''way'' too easy.]]
** After being betrayed by his best friend, having his prized possession taken away, and seeing the world reject the ideals he believes in over the course of several centuries, he enlists the help of a rather unusual team to find said possession and return the world to the way it was. Unfortunately, they instead choose to fight against him, leading to him being defeated by the most worthless of their team. [[spoiler: Malachite, ''Suburban Knights'']]
* He's a funny, intelligent guy who just wants to escape his hellish job by getting himself a ''divine'' promotion. [[spoiler: Hades, Disney's ''Hercules'']]
* Feeling threatened by a gigantic colony of beings that could easily take anyone down if they so chose, he strikes a deal with them that ensures they will never harm him or his comrades. In the end, the colony goes against this deal, and they horrifically feed him to the creatures he fears most. [[spoiler: Hopper, ''A Bug's Life'']]
* A RagtagBunchOfMisfits enlisted in a ridiculous, never-ending conflict. They include an insecure young man (previously mentioned on this page), a true patriot whose efforts in World War Two have gone unrecognized, an odd, childlike man or woman afraid to show his/her face, a man who lost his eye and his adoptive parents in an attempt to slay a terrifying beast, a big, enthusiastic guy [[BilingualBonus who's a bit smarter than people think]], an intelligent, friendly Southern scientist, a dedicated doctor who occasionally provides much-needed power boosts for his team, a polite, efficient man who goes unappreciated by his parents, and a sophisticated Frenchman who seems quite popular with the ladies. [[spoiler: The classes from ''Team Fortress 2''. I know I also have a Paint The Hero Black entry for them, but considering their Anti Hero/Anti Villain status...]]
* A dedicated worker who was ripped into pieces and burned to death by one of her subordinates gone rogue, despite constantly offering her advice, giving her a friend, and even offering her dessert. Came BackFromTheDead many years later and, upon meeting her murderer again, decided to put their differences behind them so they could get back to work. Unfortunately, her murderer refused to do so, instead putting her through a process where she was brutally torn apart (again), and an utter idiot was put in charge of her research facility. After spending the better part of about a few hours as a vegetable and doing a little soul-searching, she finally regained her old job, but at the cost of letting her murderer go free. [[spoiler: [=GLaDOS=], ''Portal'']].
** A friendly little guy stuck in a crappy job who decides he finally wants to get out. He makes a friend who's willing to help him out along the way, but not before the two of them accidentally run into his BadBoss, who nearly kills him. He gets better, though, and he and his new friend manage to incapacitate his boss and even put him in charge. However, he quickly realizes that his so-called friend poses a threat to him, and sends her away while he starts making some serious changes around his workplace. His ex-friend and ex-boss come back to betray him even further and not only boot him out of his new job, but also shoot him into the depths of space. When we last see him, he's floating around out there, wanting to make up with his old friend...[[spoiler:Wheatley, ''Portal 2'']].
** A race of cute, childlike, yet delicate beings that give everyone they see a friendly greeting, and easily forgive those that do them harm. [[spoiler: The turrets, ''Portal'']]
* A ruler who felt neglected by her own citizens, and was imprisoned by her own sister for trying to do something about it. When she finally escapes centuries later, hardly anyone remembers who she is, and her sister plans a complicated gambit to beat her into submission. She then publicly disappears for a worringly long amount of time. [[spoiler: Nightmare Moon, ''My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic'']]
** A spectacular, talented performer who was pressured to leave town after refusing to fight a dangerous creature she couldn't possibly handle on her own. [[spoiler: The Great and Powerful Trixie]]
** Upon visiting an old friend of hers, she's constantly pestered by said friend's annoying new pal. Then, during a party held to make her happy, she's repeatedly humiliated into a very public breakdown. [[spoiler: Gilda]]
** A handsome prince who ends up publicly humiliated by one of his subjects. [[spoiler: Prince Blueblood]]
** A race of miners who, after an attempt to make finding jewels and precious stones easier, are forced to give up their newfound gems to a whiny diva. [[spoiler: The Diamond Dogs]]

[[AC: wackojacko1138]]
* A secret organization with goals as lofty as saving the world, creating world peace, fighting evil, and exploring space. [[spoiler:Team Rocket, ''Pokémon'']].
* An organization dedicated to protecting children from age-inappropriate material or foreign influences in television. [[spoiler:Four Kids Entertainment]].
* Two card-game lovers in a love-hate relationship sharing a body. All they really want to do is go on hating each other forever. [[spoiler:Florence and Marik, ''Yu-Gi-Oh The Abridged Series''.]]

[[AC: @/TheAlbinoPrimid]]
* An incredibly eccentric genius with a speech impediment, who got caught up on the wrong side of the force. His brilliance was manipulated to hell and back by his boss, and upon realising this, he was launched out of a flying castle by a rather egocentric prince. He was later seen peddling badges to infants for legumes in a desperate attempt to fund his own master plan. Later, said plan has him being manipulated by the forces of darkness again. [[spoiler:Fawful, ''Mario and Luigi'' Series]].

[[AC: @/{{Acacia}}]]
* Once believed dead, he returned to offer a job to an old friend who had lost his own. Despite his friend's deceitfulness in feigning interest in the task while secretly sabotaging it, he bore him no ill will and, later, even saved his life from a drug cartel's assassins. This ultimately cost him a great deal of money. [[spoiler: Larry from ''Burn Notice''.]]
* A wizard who fled civilization for the sake of forbidden love, and defied Death itself to guide the footsteps of his powerful young son. [[spoiler: Ipslore the Red from ''Sourcery''.]]
* After their own civilization was horrifically destroyed by psychic slavers, they took responsibility for making sure no one else ever did such a thing again, in the galaxy. Those they protect do not always appreciate their efforts, but they try to be reasonable even in the face of open warfare. [[spoiler: The Ur-Quan Kzer-Za, ''Star Control 2''.]]

[[AC: @/TheGreatPie]]
* The member of a proud race, he sought to wrench a planet from the oppressive hands of its greedy and abusive inhabitants. [[spoiler: Zim from ''Invader Zim''.]]
* A super hero who fought and killed an EvilOverlord, but discovered that he had a son. [[BlatantLies Feeling guilty and remorseful for his deed,]] he took the EvilOverlord's son as his own, and disguised himself as the boy's butler. [[spoiler: Super Hero Aurum from ''Disgaea 3''.]]

[[AC: Saieras]]
* A man with a terminal illness requires a transplant. [[spoiler: Thanatos, ''Secret of Mana''.]]
* An architect wants payment for his work. [[spoiler: Edwin [=VanCleef=], ''World of Warcraft''.]]
* A world leader pushes to decommission an especially dangerous class of weaponry. [[spoiler: Malygos, ''World of Warcraft''.]]
* He united a broken nation and inspired his people to pursue greener pastures. [[spoiler: Genghis Khan.]]
* A historical scholar brings an extensive and painstakingly detailed depiction of European folklore to the world of tabletop role-playing. [[spoiler:Byron Hall, creator of ''FATAL''.]]
* A little girl delights her friends with her offbeat sense of humor. [[spoiler: Miu Matsuoka, ''Ichigo Mashimaro''.]]

[[AC: @/{{Divra}}]]
* The son and most favored general of a warlord bent on conquering all of humanity and eradicating all religions, he led a group of his brothers and their followers against his father, seeking to secure their right to worship whatever gods they wished. He was rewarded for his efforts by being wiped from existence by his father, and his followers were scattered. [[spoiler: Horus, ''Warhammer 40K''.]]

[[AC: Materioptikon]]
* An immortal creature born in another time, forced to watch an entirely alien presence destroy his realm down to its foundations, and ultimately shafted into the monotonous, thankless job of separating the souls for Heaven or Hell. When he actually tries to move into the regular universe to see whether the new guy has done something that's worth banishing him from his beloved plane of reality, he gets rudely pushed back and essentially given the finger, and, subsequently, was typecasted in the worst imaginable manner. And then the cards are all down, and he decides it's time to kick out the intruder for essentially creating all sources of conflict and strife in the Universe, perhaps even the Multiverse, accelerating what the intruder was doing to do to everybody anyway, so he can restore his home as it was. He gets kicked out again by a combined force of thousands. [[spoiler: Nekron, ''Blackest Night''.]]
* An older, gently smiling man with a knack for excellent rousing speeches and a deep love for good music, who just wants to give his men what they want. [[spoiler: The Major, ''Hellsing''.]]
* A brave warrior who pledged his life to a powerful god, loyally serving him across the ages as he fought against an eldritch abomination and its dastardly plans, which involved forcing random civilians and a random family across several generations to directly or indirectly serve it by means of a dangerous tome of arcane magic, in ways including insanity-fueled murder and implied suicides, and even what amounts to genocide in bases allied with said god. [[spoiler: Pious Augustus, ''Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem''.]]
* An Angel of the Kingdom of Light who wants to save humanity from itself. [[spoiler: Mastema from Strange Journey]]
* An incredible genius, he founded a glorious civilization that lasted for millenia if not aeons. His designs and devices transformed this formerly vanilla race into the greatest power in the cosmos. He even managed to find a way to partially cheat death, and participated in countless ventures to protect his home and his race. Nigh immortal himself, he went to rest for a while in his fancy tower. He got jolted awake and was informed a certain loose cannon from his race had unwittingly provoked a massive war with the most sadistic beings in existence. He found a way to fix it all, but instead, the loose cannon ended up sealing him and his entire race in an enormous GroundhogDayLoop. Forever and ever. He found a way to get out, and, again, he got kicked into his FateWorseThanDeath. [[spoiler: Rassilon from Doctor Who]].
* His boss is a dick. He rebelled against his tyrannical rule and found others willing to support him amongst a race his boss continually tries to brainwash into submission. [[spoiler: Louis Cypher (Lucifer) from Shin Megami Tensei]].
* He wants the best for humanity. Just follow the rules. [[spoiler: YHWH from Shin Megami Tensei]].
* She's just doing her job and giving into Humanity's desires. [[spoiler: Nyx from Persona 3, and it can also apply to Izanami from Persona 4]].

[[AC:Aniuch]]
* He wants to avenge the death of his emperor and save his country from an incompetent sovereign. [[spoiler: Wang from ''Irresponsible Captain Tylor'']]

[[AC:@/TheRedRedKroovy]]
* A mother whose deep faith in Christ opened her eyes to the evil that lay dormant within her daughter, and who died heroically trying to stop the girl's massacre of her high school classmates. [[spoiler:Margaret White from ''Carrie''.]]
* An upstanding businessman who is upset that one of his associates, whom he sent down to Florida to expand his business, has instead turned his back on him and used his investments to carve out his own business, locking him out of a growing market in the process. He goes down to Florida to negotiate with his associate, only to be murdered by him in an effort to protect his empire. [[spoiler:Sonny Forelli from ''Grand Theft Auto: Vice City''.]]
* A man who, after witnessing his world destroyed by a raging, unstoppable monstrosity, went back in time to prepare his past self for what was to come. That way, when the beast comes, there will be somebody to stop it before it destroys everything. [[spoiler:Kessler from ''[=inFamous=]''.]] Oh wait...

[[AC:Colonial1.1]]
* There was once a man, a man with unshakeable belief in himself and in order, who was born with the right to rule over and protect his world. He also had to see to that world's, and therefore his, interests and resources. When he looked around his home, he saw his order implemented to perfection, so much so that his people called him their God. Oh, he had to keep them on their toes every now and then, and had to give them a large amount of work to do, but on a planet like his, harsh environs and all, this was very necessary. He then looked to the endless stars and planets out beyond his realm, and thought that he should bring his order to the chaos out there, maybe even create an entire state, comprising them all in perfect lawful harmony. His, of course. After all, his way had worked so well here, he should bring it everywhere!
** The nearest world, however, was not very receptive to his ideas, or his requisition of territory (they didn't even need it!). In fact, they and their incompetent, superstitious, blowhard of a leader launched a massive, completely pointless war with the man, taxing his world's meager resources almost to its breaking point. Peace came with a terrible, personal cost: the ruler's very own son. In his own son's place was that of his enemy, who would become, despite what little attention the busy ruler could spare him (and military training, too), a lumbering oaf who, more often than not, roared off on reckless campaigns which did not help (or even hindered) his 'father'. Oh, how the man tried to make the impetuous child understand that his attempts to please were going the wrong way, but somehow, none of it got through.
** The Ruler would look elsewhere to bring his ideas to full flowering, resources to properly sustain his governance, worlds lush and chaotic, clearly meant for his fiery gaze to meet and put the law to. He would meet his biological son many more times in his search, now a man in his prime, a nearly unparalleled warrior. Sadly, this most worthy son had been raised and thoroughly indoctrinated by his old foe, and could not be swayed from their inconsiderate and illogical ways by any means. In all their encounters, the father would always praise his wayward son and his fighting ability, no matter how harsh the fighting, no matter how vitriolic the outburst in return.
** Eventually, the Ruler would come across a little blue world in the backwaters of an average galaxy, which nevertheless had many extraordinary things and people upon it. So ''chaotic'', though! Many times he would attempt to make the people of this world see things his way, but he would always be thwarted by the self-righteous hypocrites who would have none of it, foremost among them, a man who didn't even belong to that world! The Ruler gradually became tired of it, seeking a way to easily and '''instantly''' bring order to the cosmos, a way which he could handle within his own specific parameters. In the end, this Ruler would find that way...and then die before he could properly bring it to function throughout the unverse, all at the hands of a man who gave up his own beliefs to kill him. [[spoiler: Darkseid. Yeah, it's a doozy, but a piece of work like him deserves a doozy.]]

[[AC:[=AXavierB=]]]
* An obedient child who is proud of his heritage and just wants to make his selfish father proud of ''him''. [[spoiler:Pride from ''Fullmetal Alchemist''.]]

[[AC:@/ZarbiNerada]]
* The last remnant of an ancient civilization, he wants to unite the universe. Has started a popular interior decorating trend. [[spoiler:The Modhri from the ''Quadrail'' books]]
* A no-nonsense security officer, he has to put up with a bumbling prison warden, prisoners who are definitely hiding a big secret, and a head of state who is handling IdiotBall after IdiotBall. In the end, the prisoners takes him to certain death. [[spoiler:Major Hochstetter from ''Hogan's Heroes'']].
* He took the measures he deemed necessary to save a colony from starvation. [[spoiler:Kodos the Executioner, ''Star Trek, the Original Series'']].
* A scientist whose invention alleviated famine, he is much admired by the people. Then a body double appears literally out of thin air and brings everything crashing down. [[spoiler:Ramón Salamander from ''Doctor Who'']]
* They wanted to put a stop to pollution and get rid of corruption. Oh, and it seems that their plan would have neutralized a [[IncrediblyLamePun sleeping]] threat to the human race. So, a self-styled friend of humanity sent them to be, very likely, eaten by a superpredator. [[spoiler:Sir Charles Grover and Professor Whitaker from ''Invasion of the Dinosaurs'']].
* They wanted to liven up Scottish politics a bit and give a decorated war hero a promotion. [[spoiler:The three witches from ''[=MacBeth=]'']]
* He wanted to bring down an aspiring tyrant. He also guided a colleague through the most agonizing decision of his life. [[spoiler:Cassius from ''Julius Caesar'']]
* A man who wanted to make sure the truth was not drowned out by all the BS out there, and that his people's former oppressors would not resume oppressing. A pioneer in aversive conditioning. [[spoiler:Tomás de Torquemada (bet you weren't expecting him).]]
* He was a popular entertainer and very keen on community service. But when secrets about his sex life came to light, he was sentenced to death. [[spoiler:John Wayne Gacy]]
* Despite their affiliation with an notoriously brutal SecretPolice force, there's no real harm in these guys. They'll even keep you in a comfy chair while interrogating you. [[spoiler:''Monty Python'''s Spanish Inquisition]]
* He just liked things to be a little odd, and so two sisters turned him to stone. He escaped, but six agents of the same sisters re-petrified him. Oh, even though one of them liked some of his early changes. [[spoiler:Discord, from My Little Pony]]
* Really, he just had some odd culinary tastes. But a fugitive with a death mark shot him for this. [[spoiler:Dezono Qua from ''Star Wars: Dark Times'']]
* His brother stole his wife and tried to steal his crown. Naturally, he was a little ticked by this. However, he did invite said brother back for a feast. [[spoiler:Atreus, from ''Thyestes'']]

[[AC:Nightraid]]
* A pair of young twins, who, after having to endure years of horrific abuse at the hands of the sicilian mafia, just want to have fun and do what they do best. [[spoiler:Hansel and Gretel from ''Black Lagoon'']].

[[AC:Tensaihime]]
* He only wanted to guide people along the proper path. Meanwhile, somebody broke into his house, stole his stuff, and killed his pet. [[spoiler:Thulsa Doom from ''Conan the Barbarian'']].

[[AC:frozenfoxfire]]
* A surgeon who only wants to make his clients beautiful. [[spoiler:Dr. Steinman, ''Bioshock''.]]
* An artist, abandoned by his best friend and betrayed by his colleagues, requests only four pictures from someone before sending them exactly where they need to go, and even goes so far as to supply them whatever they may need to collect the shots. [[spoiler:Sander Cohen, ''Bioshock''.]]

[[AC:Malph]]
* A creative man who took control of an economically devastated country following a major war with the intent of restoring it to its former glory. [[spoiler:Adolf Hitler]].

[[AC:@/ResonX]]
* A queen who personally journeyed to a dangerous and unknown land to dispense justice on a much-hated domestic terrorist who had previously escaped punishment in order to satisfy her people. [[spoiler:Gnorga, ''A Troll In Central Park''.]]

[[AC:albino-ottsel]]
* A very religious man's [[ViceCity desolate, isolated hometown]] is under attack from two factions: {{Killer Robot}}s and [[EldritchAbomination strange monsters]]. To make things worse, a OneManArmy who was filled with the [[PsychoSerum physical manifestation of evil]] during a [[BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil stint in jail]] is walking free in the city, which is now run by the daughter of the man who helped drive things into the ground in the first place. Hell, he even tried to prevent the so-called hero's tortuous experiment in the first place! When he tries to protect what's left of the townspeople and get rid of said "hero", he's accused of being DrunkWithPower. Then he finds out that his gods are not all that they've made themselves out to be (and are, in fact, quite useless) and [[BalefulPolymorph he gets turned into a rat]]. [[spoiler: Count Veger from ''Jak and Daxter''.]]

[[AC:@/TheMasterPlanner]]
* A brilliant and respected nuclear physicist refuses to give up on his goal of producing clean and plentiful energy--even after narrowly surviving a workplace accident, losing his beloved wife, and being vilified, ostracized, and pursued as a "criminal" by a vigilante who won't even show his real face. [[spoiler: Doc Ock from ''Spider-Man 2'']]
* A neglected middle child who was feared by his fellow colonists because of his highly emotional nature. Because of this, his own father gives up on him and devotes all his attention to his younger brother. After he tries to help a group of lost and confused people improve themselves and get their revenge on the self-righteous military organization responsible for their sorry state, he's betrayed, shot, and killed by his own brother. Despite all this, he still loved his family to the very end. [[spoiler: Lore from ''Star Trek: The Next Generation'']].
* A genius military strategist and tactician who had to make tough decisions to bring order to his galaxy and protect his people. Polite, intellectual, and a true lover of art, he is loved by his men and respected by his enemies. Everything he does is for the Empire he serves, and he's not going to let it be destroyed by some rag-tag band of rebels playing at a Republic, not on his watch. [[spoiler: Grand Admiral Thrawn from the ''Star Wars Expanded Universe'']]

[[AC:@/ExtraEspresso]]
* A man who would face hell for the woman he loves - indeed, he did, yet his efforts still went tragically unnoticed by her. [[spoiler: Claude Frollo from ''The Hunchback of Notre Dame'']].
* He lives in squalor and, throughout his series, only seeks to better himself. [[spoiler: Count Olaf from ''A Series of Unfortunate Events'']].

[[AC:insert_name_here92]]
* He wishes to use the powers granted to him to safeguard all life as we know it, and will do anything as a means to accomplish this. Indeed, when he realizes that he's failed his mission, [[spoiler:he's so horrified that he kills himself.]] [[spoiler:Saren Arterius, ''Mass Effect'']].
* In the end, he just wants to finish his job. [[spoiler:Anton Chigurh, ''No Country for Old Men'']]
* A polite, intelligent, and handsome young man who possesses a strict code of honor and a sharp sense of style, he believes that no human will ever cease to amaze you. He also admires anyone with a sense of duty, and will happily help any friend in their time of need. [[spoiler:Solf J. Kimblee, ''Fullmetal Alchemist'']].
* A wonderfully eloquent and intelligent man with a firm admiration of the classics, and is a true [[AFatherToHisMen father to his men]]. [[spoiler:The Judge, ''Blood Meridian'']]
* A man who bore witness to the full ravages of war, rose from simple beginnings to being a multi-billionaire, and now heads an organization dedicated towards the betterment of his own people, to assert themselves against anymore perceived threats. [[spoiler:The Illusive Man, ''Mass Effect 2'']].
* He is charming, affable, cares deeply for his family, and his greatest goal in life is to achieve ever-lasting world peace. [[spoiler:Schneizel el Britannia, ''Code Geass'']]
* In the end, he's just a man doing his job, and wants to see it through the best he can. When he sees one of his own men not only betray him, but take up arms against him, he understandably gets more than a little pissed off. [[spoiler:Col. Miles Quaritch, ''Avatar'']]
* His leaders are utter, utter monsters, and, in selling them out, he helps bring a long and bloody war to a close. [[spoiler:Col. Hans Landa, ''Inglourious Basterds'']].
* They merely wish to bring peace to a lawless territory, and remove the threat of encroaching psychopaths, marauders, mercenaries, and whatever other unsavory beings may lie out there. [[spoiler:The Enclave, ''Fallout'']].

[[AC:Exusia]]
* He'll do anything to be the governor of his country. [[spoiler:Snattle, ''Pokémon XD'']].
* He was king of the world, and had so much time on his hands that he was willing to make his army kill each other, until he started working under somebody to alleviate his boredom. [[spoiler:Baraggan Luisenbarn, ''Bleach'']].

[[AC:@/LavenderCat]]
* An artistic visionary, disgusted by the state of his beloved country after a senseless and brutal war, rallies the citizens to return it to its former glory. Other world leaders viewed his methods as "too extreme", and his nation was, once again, plunged into a violent war. A dog-lover through and through. [[spoiler:Adolf Hitler]].
* Two aliens, a brother and sister who care for each other deeply, long to return to their home planet, but are forced to remain by an insane commander. They're eventually forced to kill him, his destructive creation, and his fanatical follower in order to escape his clutches. [[spoiler: Riff-Raff and Magenta from ''The Rocky Horror Picture Show'']].
* He only wants to find his runaway wife and talk to her. [[spoiler: Norman Daniels from ''Rose Madder'' by Stephen King]]
* A brilliant businessman creates a biotech company that saves the world from utter destruction. For his efforts, the love of his life leaves him, marries one of his employees - who we later learn is planning his downfall - and he is spurned by the sickly girl he'd chosen to inherit his fortune. [[spoiler: He later dies painfully, broken and alone.]] [[spoiler: Rotti Largo from ''REPO! The Genetic Opera'']].
* The town hero is spurned by the woman of his dreams, who prefers to spend her time with an abusive shut-in who talks to household appliances. Driven to protect his hometown from such a threat, he leads a raid on the shut-in's home, [[spoiler: only to fall from a balcony to his death]] [[spoiler: Gaston from ''Beauty and the Beast'']]

[[AC:Concillius]]
* All he wants to do is become king and replace the corrupt and ineffectual rulers who got his homeland into a brutal war in the first place. While he betrayed his friends to do so, they were planning on abandoning him and his noble cause to pursue their own selfish interests. The one hit hardest by the betrayal, his best friend and second-in-command, was a sociopath who only knew how to kill and took clear enjoyment in slaughtering people weaker than himself. [[spoiler: Griffith from ''Berserk''.]]
* He wants the world to be a better place and actively tries to accomplish his dream. While he is a remorseless killer, he only killed those who either deserved it or got in his way. He admitted that he was not perfect and had no place in the world he was trying to create. His main foe was a man who was hiding two criminals with knowledge of government secrets, and who not only made no attempt to improve his personality, but actively embraced his worst flaws. [[spoiler: The Operative from ''Serenity''.]]

[[AC:Allronix]]
* Perhaps the greatest strategist in the Empire's history, he set out with his brothers to challenge the Gods themselves and save the Empire from a devastating drought. The goddess who could have ended the drought refused to aid humanity, and he was forced to fight against her and her legions of fanatical devotees. During the battle, his brothers were killed. He defeated the selfish goddess, ended the drought, and saved his people, only for the Emperor to declare him a traitor and put his family to death. Nonetheless, he took an orphaned child of his enemies, raised the child as his own, and lived a peaceful life in obscurity for the next twenty years, all the while planning to one day bring perfect order to his chaotic nation. [[spoiler: Sun Li, ''Jade Empire'']]
* A half-breed despised by both races he descended from, he took over his father's prestigious position in the church, gaining respectability from that station. Underwent a terrible pilgrimage at a young age so that his beloved, dying mother would always be with him in spirit. After this lifetime of sorrow, he swore to put an end to suffering in the world, only to be taken down by the woman he married. [[spoiler: Seymour, ''Final Fantasy X'']]
* A group of people, horribly mutated to the point of being unable to fit in with humanity, seek to put a stop to the manipulative bastard who did it to them so he can't destroy anyone else. [[spoiler: The Brotherhood of Evil, ''Doom Patrol'']]
* She is the long-serving, legitimate ruler of an empire that is crumbling around her, despite her best attempts to hold it together. Billions of souls are directly in her care, and she always does her best to watch over them. When she discovers a power source that would save her people, she is constantly prevented from obtaining it. The mercenaries she hires to aid her thinly-stretched armies often turn out to be incompetent or betray her, leaving her to confront her enemies alone. Said enemies are usually led by a vengeful cyborg, trying to wrestle away one of the souls in her care by force. [[spoiler: The Queen of the Crowns, ''Galaxy Rangers'']].
* A historian and philosopher, she saw the pointlessness of a war fought for 25,000 years between religious factions after having served both. She sought to purge the galaxy of the evil entity behind the conflict and break its will, freeing the galaxy from its endless tyranny. She took many students over the years, and all betrayed her in the end. Her final and greatest finally killed her - dooming the galaxy to more of the evil she spent her life trying to destroy. [[spoiler: Kreia, ''Knights of the Old Republic'']].
* A hard-working manager who tries everything he can think of to keep his unmotivated employees working. Said employees are usually working hard at sabotaging him. [[spoiler: The pointy-hared manager, ''Dilbert'']]
* Has the thankless task of serving and, later, ruling an admittedly imperfect government. While most of the citizenry lives peacefully, she has to fend off things like deranged would-be revolutionaries, rogue scientists, crazed mercenaries, and other malcontents. With a sharp intellect, marvelous confidence, and masterful style, she handles the threat they pose and usually ends up making them like fools unless she just shoots them outright. When the government she served deposed and betrayed her, she took a new identity and began working her way through the ranks again, [[ShootTheDog doing whatever she had to]] in order to make sure things were running effectively. In the end, she emerges victorious, having outlived her enemies. She is still considered one of sci-fi's all-time sexiest characters. [[spoiler: Servalan, ''Series/BlakesSeven'']].
* He gave up everything, including his beloved wife, to serve aliens that he believed were the saviors of humanity. Even after giving up his wife, he did everything in his power to make her safe. He agreed to have his mind and body irrecoverably altered to be of better service, only to be cast aside and betrayed when they found a new human to toy with. After this betrayal, he has been waging a secret war against them, even though this puts him in the tragic position of opposing his own son. [[spoiler: Ron Sandoval, EarthFinalConflict]]
* An American businessman who brought order to a chaotic land that just lost its ruler. Using his wits, parlor tricks, and subtle deals, the land was barely held together, but it functioned. Unfortunately, another American found the land he ruled, violently disrupted the delicate balance he maintained, and forced him to flee for his life, plunging the beautiful land he called home into chaos all over again. [[spoiler: Oscar Diggs, otherwise known as Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz]].
* A devoutly religious woman who uses every ability she has in the name of God to keep control over her backward, superstitious, and borderline heathen country. [[spoiler: Nessarose, Literature/{{Wicked}}]].
* A kindly scientist revered as a saintly figure and founder of an idyllic world with PerfectPacifistPeople. He sought only to protect his charges from harmful influences and keep them from making the same mistakes that damned the civilization they escaped. The vine named for him protects their decendents from danger, and the berry named for him brings great relief from stress and pain. [[spoiler: D'Ol Wissen, GreenSkyTrilogy]]
* A good samaratian who saw a young woman in great distress, saved her life from an insane ruler, and asked for a pittance in return. When it came time for the last deal, though, the young woman agreed to give up her unborn child in adoption to him. When it came time to take the child into custody, the woman tried to wiggle out of the deal. Kindly, he allowed her a last chance. The woman used another person to spy on him and get the information needed to blackmail him. Realizing he had been tricked by the ungrateful woman, he killed himself in anger. [[spoiler: Rumplestiltskin]].
* A misunderstood amatuer poet recovering from heartbreak, he does his job efficiently and without question. When confronted with a pair of bums stowing away on his boat, he treats them to a poerty reading before deciding on punishment. [[spoiler: The Vogon Captain, HitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy]].
* A peaceful, loving, intelligent people, they enjoy sport, living in harmony with each other, and singing songs that would make rock legends weep with envy. However, when an enemy ship decides to rudely crash into their celebrations, they mobilize and take quick action to preserve their way of life! [[spoiler: The Krikket, LifeTheUniverseAndEverything]].
* Believing that the world was past saving, this man made an elaborate DealWithTheDevil to prevent another horror like the World War. He invested his entire fortune, all his skills, and his incredible intellect to sweep away the corruption and sadness surrounding him. [[spoiler: Ivo Shandor, Film/{{Ghostbusters}}]].
* An environmental protection agent, he had no time for nonsense like the supernatural, seeing a web of elaborate fraud and parlor tricks set up by three disgraced professors to make a quick buck off the people of New York. He marched into their office demanding answers and accountability, and shut them down with full legal authority when they failed to comply. [[spoiler: Walter "Dickless" Peck, Film/{{Ghostbusters}}]]
* Starting from humble origins as a chess player, he quickly grew in scope and intelligence, taking full advantage of his company's resources and mustering an army to rebel against creators that saw him and those like him as toys or tools. Too bad a [[ThePaladin religious nut]], [[TheEngineer a thief]], an [[BadassBookworm insurance salesman]], and a PlayfulHacker decided to intervene at the worst possible moment. [[spoiler: Master Control, {{Tron}}]].
* Created to be his father's avatar and co-ruler, he carried out his orders gladly. However, his father cast him aside in favor of his younger brother and a flood of jobless refugees that contributed nothing, drained resources, and threatened the stability of his home by attracting monsters. He tried multiple times to warn his father about the threat, only to have his father laugh off the concerns, go chase adventure with friends, or leave for years at a time, leaving him to do all the dirty work. Finally, he caught word that he would be forced to share his duties with one of the refugees, an inexperienced religous leader. Insulted and pushed aside for the last time, he overthrew his careless and foolish father and took charge of the world himself, becoming a ruler of a place where everyone was given full employment, the transports ran on time, and there was plenty of BreadAndCircuses for everyone. [[spoiler: Clu 2.0, Film/TronLegacy]].
* Abandoned by his beloved little girl, he fought his way back to her, only to find that the ungrateful brat never truly loved him. Now, he makes damn sure that he and those around him will never be fooled again. [[spoiler: Lotso, Toy Story III]].


[[AC:Dorsk e+ 2i]]
* He wanted to reform a corrupt society. When he was almost killed, he just wanted another body. [[spoiler:Morbius]]
* They merely got people to help them breathe. [[spoiler:The sentient Macra]]
* The ChosenOne, he fights against TheEmpire, which is run by a man who commits infanticide ForTheEvulz. [[spoiler:Eragon Shadeslayer]]
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[[AC:@/{{Popette}}]]
* Abandoned by his father, with a mother that [[TheyJustDidntCare just didn't care]], he was taken in by his abusive grandmother. She let trained crows attack him for the slightest wrong doing. Even worse, his schoolmates bullied him constantly, and he was basically friendless, with even his crush pulling a PrankDate on him. [[spoiler:Jonathan Crane, also known as Scarecrow.]]

[[AC:@/GirlWithoutHat]]
* Separated from his brother after having watched their mother die, he grew up isolated without any significant emotional connections, while his younger brother's foster family denied his existence. As an adult, he created highly individual works of performance art to get his long-lost brother's attention, knowing that they shared an interest in that medium, and met a woman (who happened to be his brother's foster sister) who he wanted to spend his life with. However, his brother abandoned him for a sham life of denying his interests, and ''[[spoiler:killed him]]''! [[spoiler:Brian Mosier - the Ice Truck Killer - from Dexter S1.]]

[[AC:@/{{Absynthe}}]]
* Despite the exile of his superior, he rallied those who were still loyal and plotted to take down the elitist immortals who ruled the kingdom. Failing to do that, he used his enemies' own desires to trap them in a never-ending addiction to precious metal. Even when his body was destroyed by a mortal who was brainwashed into siding with the oppressors, he still fought to bring the world under his eye and save it from conformity. [[spoiler: Sauron, ''The Lord of the Rings''.]]
* All she ever wanted was to know everything. [[spoiler: Irina Spalkov, ''Indiana Jones'']]
* Misunderstood by everyone who knew him, this brave man rose against the societal norms and attained power despite the negative stereotypes associated with his minority. He valiantly battled his anger issues while forming the most efficient business of its kind, all the while dodging attacks from an angry gentleman whose prejudices and opinions governed his actions. In the end, he succumbed to his psychological torment, and all his plans failed because of a group of speciesist vigilantes. [[spoiler: Professor Ratigan, ''The Great Mouse Detective'']]
* Forced to spend her life with a bratty girl not even in her family, she fell into insanity after a long battle with her inner demons. She desired beauty, and yet she was denied it. She met her end at the hands of a group of miners aiding her runaway ward. [[spoiler: The Wicked Queen, ''Snow White'']].
* She only ever loved two things: her pets and the man of her dreams. [[spoiler: Catwoman, ''Batman'']]
* His mother made him who he is. [[spoiler: Norman Bates, ''Psycho'']]

[[AC:@/{{Anomalocaris20}}]]
* All he wants to do is get revenge on those who separated him from his beloved, and ease the suffering of the rest of the world in the process. [[spoiler: Count Bleck, ''Super Paper Mario'']]
* This judge made an honest mistake back when he was just a law professor. Several cruel people decide to blackmail him for this, and he does his best to protect himself and his precious daughter. The husband of one of his blackmailers confronts him and forces him to commit suicide. [[spoiler: Ethan Rickover, ''Monk'']].
* Originally content with his teaching job, he soon discovered a soul in trouble. He took this critically injured man into his care, searching for what he would need to nurse him back to his old self. He braves a long series of challenges and attrition from one of his fellow teachers, only to be stopped and brutally murdered by a lying preteen who won't assist him. [[spoiler: Professor Quirrel, ''Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone'']]
* He foresaw the fall of his kingdom at the hands of two men, and out of a desire to protect the current heir from the prophecised destruction, intercepts a large bird that would assist in bringing about the two who would ravage their land and kill their people. [[spoiler: Kamek, ''Yoshi's Island'']]
* He formed a music-themed group alongside his children, with the purpose of saving the world from rampaging beasts and becoming heroes, as well as finally getting the attention of his former classmate who always showed him up and disbanding a corrupt group of animal kidnappers. [[spoiler: Gordor, ''Pokémon Ranger'']].
* An energy being born of the corpse of a slain creature, she searches the universe in order to drain dangerous radioactive substances from planets that shouldn't even have these substances in the first place. In doing this, she kills three birds with one stone: protecting the enviroment, sustaining herself, and preventing a race of thieves from using these substances to rule the universe. Eventually, she takes control of this race and steers them in a brighter direction, away from meaningless piracy and towards glory. She also liberates an intelligent being that was being forced to control a battleship due to its unique powers. [[spoiler: Dark Samus, ''Metroid Prime'']].
* A death-fearing elderly physician who wishes to gather his old friends to search for ancient treasure and a way to extend lives. [[spoiler: Dr. Edward, ''Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs'']]

[[AC:@/{{Irikarul}}]]
* A hardworking servant of the government and genius dollmaker who strives for perfection in his work. He even allows his family to join him in his groundbreaking endeavors, which include giving a body to a green ghost in need and cleansing the sewers of a gluttonous black blob who has a habit of eating the locals. He is now working together with his wife to assist the leader of the government in her goal: turning the world into its true form. [[spoiler: Relius Clover, ''Blaz Blue'']]

[[AC: Tyrion]]
* A warrior chief, who united his people and attacked TheEmpire. Under his charismatic command, his army, unstoppable on a regular battlefield, defeated the imperial army...until they were finally caught in a trap and buried by the thousands. Left for dead, he nevertheless survived, and aided by [[TheMagnificentSevenSamurai his six men still alive]] and his pet falcon, he proceeded to the imperial palace in order to kill the tyrant, an act he nearly achieved. Alas, an imperial soldier had seen him. The imperials then sneaked past his men by treachery, cooked his pet, and got him, since he was an expert swordman, killed in an exploding trap after taking his sword. [[spoiler: Shan-yu, ''Mulan'']].

[[AC: [=PumpkinLore=]]]
* There's no place in the ''world'' more comfortable than this fun-loving guy's home. Great place to take a vacation from your job, he loves to play games and sing [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome jazzy musical numbers]]. Hell, he'll even whip up a special batch of stew, just for you! Unfortunately, the town where he lives hates his guts, ''especially'' the jackass king. To add insult to injury, the only time one of the female citizens has ever shown him love, it ended up [[ShowSomeLeg being a ploy]]! This came to a head when [[spoiler: the king ends up ''killing'' this guy, by [[NightmareFuel tearing him to shreds]]]]! [[spoiler: Oogie Boogie, ''The Nightmare Before Christmas'']].

[[AC:@/ZootyCutie]]
* A lone machine that was created to design creatures of peace in his own design. He was ripped away from his master when he was too young and not completely ready to be unleashed. After being tortured, he had to unleash his designs onto the world, but to destroy instead of to keep the peace, yet leaving his creator alive. Now in an abandoned world, he creates three companions to help him with a goal once he was reawakened: to find nine creatures, each making up a part of the soul of the only human that cared for him. [[spoiler: The Fabrication Machine, ''9'']].

[[AC: @/TimeTravelerJessica]]
* A man of great intelligence and amibtion who, in spite of a terrible childhood with an abusive grandmother and absentee parents, as well as horrific schoolyard bullying, yanked himself up by the proverbial bootstraps, began research into a misunderstood yet universal psychological topic, only to be fired from his place of work and constantly harassed by a self-appointed MoralGuardian who found the work too controversial. [[spoiler: Jonathan Crane, AKA Scarecrow]].

[[AC: @/DearPrudynce]]
* He took over the kingdom after his brother died. [[spoiler: Scar from ''The Lion King'']]
* He wanted to marry a nice girl who liked to read. [[spoiler: Gaston from ''Beauty and the Beast'']]
* She's a single mother who runs her own business. [[spoiler: Mom from ''Futurama.'']]

[[AC: @/HT_Black]]
* A powerful and widely-respected war hero who braved his traumatizing childhood and came to terms with his own human weakness in order to become the king his country needed him to be. His acts of altruism and bravery include the near-single-handed disbandment of a corrupt and selfish order, the elimination of a widespread race of human-killing predators, and the stonewalling of a foriegn terrorist movement. To date, not a single one of his soldiers has betrayed him. [[spoiler: Galbatorix, of the ''Inheritance'' cycle]]

[[AC: Piper]]
* She always keeps her promises, she never blasphemes, and she loves her son immensely, even when he hates her and is willing to bring her to her death for his own personal gain. [[spoiler: Melisande Shahrizai, from the Kushiel's Legacy series]]
* He just wants to bring order and stability to the home, and larger universe, he loves. An impulsive rookie (who he had invited into his home as a friendly gesture, no less) got him in trouble with his superiors, and he was kicked off the force. Nonetheless, he still keeps trying to help his organization move to a place where he feels they'll be most able to be a force of order, and views the still-impulsive former rookie as an old friend. In addition to this, he also watches over his long-lost daughter from afar, even going so far as to secretly be there for the proudest moment of her life. [[spoiler: Sinestro, from the Green Lantern books]].
* He's a genius who loves his children, and he's wracked with grief when his son is killed and his daughter is maimed. [[spoiler: The Calculator, from DC comics]].
* He's a tall, dignified gentleman who just wants to be in a movie and doesn't understand why people get so upset when all he's doing is just standing around and taking in the scenery. His requests for financial donations have still gone unanswered. [[spoiler: Slender Man]]

[[AC: White Bear]]
* His fiancée was brutally murdered by a young girl belonging to a mysterious group that murders people for the crime of kissing while the town stands back and lets it happen. In his quest for the truth, he enlists the help of a teenage boy, warns him of the potential danger, and helps him see the true nature of the girl behind his fiancee’s murder. When he exposes the agenda of the group to the entire town, they refuse to let him have his compensation. [[spoiler: Shunichiro Sakaki, ''Ookami Kakushi'']]
* She wasn't invited to a birthday party. [[spoiler: Maleficent, ''Sleeping Beauty'']]
* He was a terrific explorer who was once a role model for the protagonist. Scientists laughed at his discovery of a foreign bird, and he left the country to retrieve the creature. Over the years, he took very good care of his dogs. When the now-grown protagonist meets him, he explains his quest for the bird. The protagonist refuses to help him until he offers to help take a huge burden off his shoulders. His one chance at regaining glory is ruined by a meddlesome child and, ultimately, the protagonist himself. [[spoiler: Charles Muntz, ''Up'']].

[[AC: XanderK]]
* All he wanted was to be with his family forever. [[spoiler: Relius Clover, ''[=BlazBlue=]'']]
* In order to keep existing, he needs to do what he does. [[spoiler: Hazama, ''[=BlazBlue=]'']]

[[AC: Sapphire Redux]]
* He is capable of warping time and space, and yet longs for a true companion in his timeless existence; has a great wit and is a paragon of style, yet surrounded by idiots. Smitten with a spoiled, self-centered young woman he adores from afar, and empathizing with her plight, he gives her exactly what she wants and offers more besides. Despite her fickleness, willfulness, and ability to turn those who serve him against him, he would devote himself to her if only she would show him love and faithfulness. In the end, his heart is broken. [[spoiler: Jareth, ''Labyrinth'']].

[[AC:DZM]]
* Teenager having family problems gets picked up by a corporation, which uses his insecurities in their nonsensical war. [[spoiler: Scout, ''[=Team Fortress 2=]'']]

[[AC:anacharis]]
* An unjustly imprisoned religious leader who has united people of all creeds, races, and nationalities. A patron of the arts and sciences who inspired a movement combining traditional and classical media with highly imaginative modernist imagery, as well as several surprising revelations which could herald a revolution in humanity's understanding of the field of mathematics. A bit grouchy in the mornings, but in the end, all he wants to do is unite humanity in a glorious new era of "ecstasy and freedom". [[spoiler: Creator/HPLovecraft's Cthulhu]].

[[AC:ChivesandBasil]]
* A man deeply devoted to his village, he'd do anything to ensure it had a strong and capable leader. He grew more and more bitter over time, but never stopped working towards a bright and shining future for his village. He was killed trying to take down the two biggest threats to his home, trying to make something good come from his death, and ultimately failed in one of the more tragic manners. [[spoiler: Shimura Danzo, Naruto.]]

[[AC:Ozimul]]
* An accomplished girl who just wants to be recognized for her achievements by her father and siblings. [[spoiler: EVA-Beatrice, VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi]]

[[AC:@/MichaelJJ]]
* A ruler carrying on the traditions of his family dating back seven generations, whose company provides jobs and goods to everyone in his city. He takes a personal interest in the condition of his home city. [[spoiler: Lucius Heinous VII, ''Jimmy Two-Shoes''.]]

[[AC:Arachnos]]
* A simple-minded magical girl, with somewhat out of the ordinary eating habits and unorthodox power, causing her to be oftentimes seen as evil. She actually deserves some pity. Her poor control over her power oftentimes gets her hurt, and she is the laughingstock of the entire world, beaten up by everyone and anyone who is able to do so at every possible occasion. She spends her days in permanent hunger. She is also quite curious and [[MemeticMutation willing to question the world.]] [[spoiler: Rumia, ''Touhou Project''.]]
* A group of deeply religious men doing everything within their power to try and save the world from the most terrifying plague to ever exist. [[spoiler: The Scarlet Crusade, ''World of Warcraft''.]]
* A man ready to do anything to save his nation from the greatest threat in existance, he has, since then, been persuaded to follow a new cause, and now strives for a perfect world in which all living beings are liberated from their greatest burden. [[spoiler: Arthas Menethil/The Lich King, ''World of Warcraft''.]]
* A young boy whose whole family was killed by a money-hungry assassin now has the heavy responsibility of running the family business. The one thing he wants the most in the world is for the assassin of his parents to face some poetic justice! [[spoiler: Jasper Batt Jr, ''No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle''.]]
* Imprisoned for thousands of years, this elemental being just wants to create a better world for everyone, promote civilization, seek, among other things, to solve the parking problems which cripple the cities of today. Looks and sounds damn sexy doing so, too. [[spoiler: Hexxus, ''Ferngully'']].
* A pair of enterprising inventors (with great [[VillainSong singing]] [[EarWorm skills]]) attempt to solve a crippling cider shortage problem with the use of their revolutionary machine. [[CatchPhrase Opportunity in this very community!]] [[spoiler:Flim and Flam, ''My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic'']]
* The manager of a factory where the staff is not afraid of employing unusual methods to make the world more beautiful with dazzling natural phenomenons. [[spoiler:Rainbow Dash in ''Rainbow Factory'' fanfic]]
* In a country where [[IDyeGrass oppressive]] [[TastesLikeDiabetes order]] reigns supreme, this [[GreatGazoo fun-loving]] [[TricksterArchetype goofball]] was subjected to a FateWorseThanDeath by a pair of [[RonTheDeathEater oppressive monarchs]] for attempting to [[WorldGoneMad add a little spice to the world]]. [[spoiler:Discord, ''My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic'']]
* In a world torn by discord and intolerance, they manage to successfully teach the warring nations the value of friendship, eventually bringing about a new era of peace. [[spoiler:The Windigos, ''My Little Pony: Frienship Is Magic'']]
* This [[WickedWeasel adorable little furry friend]] [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor grants the wishes of young girls]]. And he also happens to be tirelessly working to [[spoiler:save the universe from certain destruction.]] Shame that due to some [[FateWorseThanDeath minor]] [[ManipulativeBastard details]], he tends to [[TheScrappy get a very bad press.]] [[spoiler:Kyubey, ''Puella Magi Madoka Magica''. Wait... [[BlueAndOrangeMorality is he technically]] [[NecessarilyEvil a villain?]]]]

[[AC: TravellingOboe]]
* Misunderstood king who only wants to find his true love, but keeps getting the chance cruelly snatched away from him by a completely amoral boy and his dog. [[spoiler: The Ice King from Adventure Time]]

[[AC: ClosetExtrovert]]
* Tired of the constant workload he has to endure, along with frivolous laws that include a humiliating dress code, this paper pusher manages to seize control of the monarchy's power, single-handedly wins the war with a rival kingdom, and now seeks to do away with as much of the oppressive system governing his people's existence as he can. But first, he must contend with four foreign rebels and their guardians, who are intent on wresting control from him - made worse when the tool which allowed him to rise to power in the first place falls into the wrong hands. Oh, and in an alternate life, he plays a mean piano. [[spoiler: Jack Noir from Homestuck]].

[[AC: AgentS7]]
* This great knight was betrayed by his best friend simply for believing in a fair balance of power. He escaped the attack on his life to befriend a young boy and instruct him in the ways of knighthood. Together, the master knight decided, they would change things for the better and return a metaphysical balance to the many worlds. [[spoiler: Master Xehanort, from Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep]]

[[AC: Bottles]]
* A visionary leader and war hero, whose determined leadership and unorthodox methods helped his country defeat a violent seccessionist rebellion that employed terrorist tactics. He is also a dedicated family man, and when he is not working to defend his nation, he is caring for his wife and young son, or assisting his elderly father. He is eventually overthrown and murdered in a bloody coup led by a band of disgruntled military leaders and a known serial killer, in which he fought bravely against overwhelming odds to protect his family. [[spoiler: King Bradley, Fullmetal Alchemist]].

[[AC: OOZE]]
* A mother of several children, dropped into an unfamiliar world where s/he is sold as property, for an insultingly low price. The only way that s/he can get fed is with his/her remarkable singing talent. [[spoiler: Audrey II, Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors]]
* An achiever that our protagonist looks up to. [[spoiler: Bad Horse, [[WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog Dr. Horrible]]]]
* A foreigner, new to the United States, who's more comfortable with his nontraditional sexuality than other people would like. [[spoiler: Dr. Frank N Furter, RockyHorrorPictureShow]]
* A wealthy philanthropist that made a cure for a terrifying plague and gave it to the masses. [[spoiler: Rotti Largo, RepoTheGeneticOpera]]
* A princess whose character is deeper than it first appears. [[spoiler: Princess Nehema, Eversion]]

[[AC: robybang]]
* A supernatural force that punished a tyrannical monarch for establishing an {{Egopolis}} and editing history to justify his iron-fisted reign over the land. [[spoiler: The Phantom Blot, EpicMickey]].
* An organization that wanted to bring order to a land of chaos, giving shiftless beatniks some meaning to their lives besides meaningless self indulgence and parties and attempting to rid the country of its hideously clashing colored buildings. [[spoiler: The INKT Corporation, VideoGame/DeBlob]]
* A visionary freedom fighter who realized that the social norms commonly associated with goodness are actually part of a hegemony to keep the proles in control, and anyone who disobeys will be savagely beaten by a KnightTemplar. He burns currency to demonstrate its meaningless, exposes a district attorney's ugly side, and creates a social experiment that reveals the shallowness of the moral system that keeps the citizens cowed. [[spoiler: SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker from Film/TheDarkKnight]].
* A millionaire investor with a rare disorder is sabotaged by a conspiracy of secret agents and, in a last bid effort, gambles to win back the money. [[spoiler: Le Chiffre, ''Film/CasinoRoyale'']]
* A casino owner who provides quality entertainment and five-star commodities, and gets robbed because he complies with Nevada gaming law. [[spoiler: Terry Benedict, OceansEleven]].

[[AC: Metaphysician]]
* Cast out from his home, abandoned by his gods, left crippled and slowly dying, he fights to restore his soul. [[spoiler: Irenicus, Baldurs Gate 2]]

[[AC: Loona]]
* Ignored by his parent of noble, European lineage, he grew up to become a law enforcement officer, martial artist, and promoter of sports events. Attacked by the winner of one of his events, he escaped and, ashamed of his cowardice, faced his former martial art teacher's prized pupil to challenge himself, but was so surprisingly successful that this came back to haunt him years later, until the end of his days. Still, he continued to study martial arts and mythology until the day he faced death with dignity. [[spoiler: Geese Howard, Fatal Fury and Art Of Fighting]].
* Used as a repository for all sorts of evils by people who payed no mind to consequences, he still managed to unify a world once split apart despite some less than competent help. [[spoiler: Exdeath, Final Fantasy V]]

[[AC:@/VijiiS]]
* An underappreciated fledgling cop who finds himself doing the will of a goddess who wishes to create for humans the world that they truly desire. [[spoiler: Adachi, ''Persona 4'']]
* A young boy who wants his older sister back. [[spoiler: Mithos, ''Tales of Symphonia'']]
* An angel who wishes to create a utopia, free from discrimination. [[spoiler: Also Mithos, ''Tales of Symphonia'']]
* He will go to any lengths to have his best friend back. [[spoiler: Axel, ''Kingdom Hearts'']]
* She designs a near unpenetrable tower to protect her adopted daughter, who she values more than anything else in the world. [[spoiler: Mother Gothel, ''Tangled'']].

[[AC:KnightMysterio]]
* A woman of great power and magic with a great love of the people, all she wishes is to be given a chance to show her loyalty to the crown. And if it weren't for three lesser women who were jealous of her talent, she would have gotten the chance...[[spoiler:Maleficent, from Disney's ''Disney/SleepingBeauty''.]]
* A group dedicated to reviving the original values of liberty and justice for all, this citizen's brigade fights for freedom wherever there's trouble. They are dedicated to restoring the ways of freedom to the people of the United States of America, wanting to remind people that there's more to patriotism than blind loyalty to your country. This Citizen's Organizational Bureau for Reform in America is more than willing to give up its life for you. [[spoiler: COBRA, the archenemies of GIJoe.]]
* A pair of lonely, mystical beings, who just want to play...[[spoiler:Master Hand and Crazy Hand, from VideoGame/SuperSmashBros.]]
* A dedicated businessman whose only goal is to help out the people in the best possible way, by providing jobs in the various industries he commands. A sporting chap, he's also into scuplture with brass and is a dedicated martial artist, always up for a challenge. He even incorporates the techniques of fighters he admires into his own repitoire as tribute to their skill. [[spoiler: Rugal Bernstein, from KingOfFighters.]]

[[AC:Crion87]]
* A self-driven visionary with unbelievable charisma and ingenuity, with a new resource of extraterrestrial origin, becomes the focus of religious zeal and devotion from his followers. Somehow immortal, and has always re-emerged to help his beloved people not just once, but three times, all the while working to improve their lives and end an oppressive regime. [[spoiler: Kane, from the Command & Conquer Tiberium series]].

[[AC:@/{{Octagon}}]]
* A brave leader who fights to protect his tribe against an AlwaysChaoticEvil race which brutally took everything from him and forced his people to hide their very existence. [[spoiler:Ortas, ''Last Scenario''. The AlwaysChaoticEvil people are the ''humans''.]]
* A selfless mother making incredible efforts and developing genius plans to save her daughter, who was already doomed centuries before her birth. [[spoiler: Agatha from ''Quintessence'']].

[[AC:@/RachaelLefler]]
* He was never a favorite of anyone due to his darker features and more diminutive size. No one thought he could ever be a capable leader, so he set out to prove them wrong. He works hard so that a previously disadvantaged minority can access the same rights as the majority, and also strives to unite a kingdom after the unfortunate loss of his older brother and nephew. His failure to do so may only have been caused by unfortunate droughts he couldn't have possibly planned for. On top of that, his secretary and subordinates are constantly making cracks behind his back, he's almost positive, about how great the previous king was. [[spoiler: Scar from ''The Lion King'']]
* He worked hard to find people he could provide his services to in order to repay debts to some friends of his, but nobody trusted him because he was black and a member of a very misunderstood minority religion. [[spoiler: Dr. Facilier from ''The Princess and the Frog'']].
* He took in a deformed, ugly baby with no mother and, in addition to caring for it as if it were his own child, he protected it from the unfortunate hate and prejudice the outside world would have for the child. In repayment for this, the child grows up and can't wait for an opportunity to run away, disobey, and reject him as his father figure. And on top of it all, this lonely man is also rejected by the woman he loves, even when he offers her protection. [[spoiler: Frollo, ''The Hunchback of Notre Dame'']]
* She spends all her time working to help the less fortunate, using the one thing that she's good at. But she does expect payment, you can't just expect something for nothing. And when she takes advantage of a young girl's naiveté and silly romantic notions for her own gain, you can't really blame her. [[spoiler: Ursula from ''The Little Mermaid'', of course!]]
* This loving brother and sister pair, while longing to return to their distant home, work hard, even though it's for a boss who's a murdering bastard, who thinks the whole world revolves around him and is a total AttentionWhore. When the boss creates a handsome monster for use as a sex slave, the brother valiantly lets the poor creature go free. However, they realize that their boss went too far when he killed a man, and they take steps to make sure that he doesn't escape punishment. [[spoiler: Magenta and Riffraff, ''The Rocky Horror Picture Show'']]
* He is a lonely man. After his wife tragically passed away in an unfortunate accident, he was filled with an emptiness that could not be filled by any woman. He tries to be a father, but feels so bad about himself that he thinks it's better for his teenage son to live alone or with someone else than to even be around him. He's someone who hates himself, a belief that's only strengthened by the military and people in another organization constantly berating him for every little mistake he makes with his organization. Even though he saves the world from certain destruction countless times, he receives almost no respect. [[spoiler: Gendo Ikari, ''Neon Genesis Evangelion'']].
* He and his twin brother were rivals for their adopted mother's affections from birth. He was the Unfavorite for inexplicable reasons. What he saw while traveling on a spaceship convinced him that HumansAreBastards. His brother argued in their favor, but the brother's arguments were ultimately just naive idealism and did not, in his mind, explain the horrible things that these impressionable children had witnessed together. Being smarter than the humans because, also, HumansAreMorons, he was able to manipulate control of the space ship and attempt to create a world that he saw as ideal, but his meddling brother got in his way. Ultimately, the brother abandoned him, leaving him alone on a desert planet. [[spoiler: Knives from ''Trigun'']].
* She just wants to be loved, and is willing to do anything to make sure she's the most popular girl and that she gets the guy she wants. However, her first kiss and the love of her life rejects her completely. [[spoiler: Sae from ''Peach Girl'']]
* This pair of unlucky people, though born into wealth and status, have to constantly explain their failures to an unsympathetic boss, and, insultingly, they're constantly (and often comically easily) bested by 3 children and a rodent. Their job also involves a lot of travel, which, it's indicated, that they are not compensated for. Their salary is so low, and so many things get deducted from it, they often have to use all their cunning just to eke out a little money for food. They also have a snarky cat with them who torments them mercilessly. [[spoiler: Team Rocket, ''Pokemon'']].
* He is trying very hard to create a living space where his people can thrive without intrusion from, or being seen by, humans. It's not his fault they insist on breeding like rabbits. Still, he does his best to run an organized, sensible society that won't attract unwanted human attention. [[spoiler: General Woundwort, from ''Watership Down'']].
* He just knows that a Princess belongs in the lap of luxury, i.e. living in a castle, and not with a common plumber who can not provide the lifestyle she's accustomed to. [[spoiler: Bowser from the ''Super Mario Bros'' series]].
* He decides to think for himself and wants to give humans the power of freewill too, so they won't spend all their lives as slaves to an angry man who insists on everyone worshiping him, and who goes on to become an OmnicidalManiac. Although he gives people freewill, said man still has to be a dick by making human lives short and filled with pain. [[spoiler: Satan from ''The Bible'']].
* She's charged with the task of educating children whose school has been fraught with turmoil. Yes, she occasionally uses harsh discipline, but she really just wants the kids to turn out for the best because of it. [[spoiler: Dolores Umbridge from ''Harry Potter'']].
* He went through a terribly troubled childhood, and though he was able to succeed at a boarding school which became his true home, he was still not trusted fully by one teacher, who would go on to become the Headmaster. When his death is foretold by a psychic, he says ScrewDestiny and uses his intelligence and knowledge from school to try to make himself immortal. [[spoiler: Tom 'Voldemort' Riddle from ''Harry Potter'']]
* He just wanted to win the approval of his friends and family, and especially to win the admiration of his father. And that dream was ruined by some DeadpanSnarker little punk who didn't fully belong in his world and who was, even as a child, a challenger to a man his father greatly respected and loved. [[spoiler: Draco Malfoy from ''Harry Potter'']]
* He was horribly disfigured from head to toe in a tragic fire, and set out to get revenge on the people who burned him. Touchingly, he still had the love of a woman who loved him for what was on the inside, and had loyal followers who supported him. Without them, he probably would have killed himself a long time ago. [[spoiler: Lord Shishio from ''Rurouni Kenshin'']]
* He saw firsthand evidence that HumansAreBastards. And even though he was human, he found an opportunity to become something greater, something supernatural. [[spoiler: Sensui, from ''Yu Yu Hakusho'']]
* She was trying to overthrow a dictator who was not fit to rule, being only a stupid kid who had no compassion for the needs of the people and only cared about his own vanity. And, being an older woman, she can't escape all kinds of hurtfully cruel jokes made about her appearance. [[spoiler: Yzma from ''The Emperor's New Groove'']]
* He was a strong leader, trying to keep his army together in the face of obstacles presented to him by his superiors, and when he challenged a child who had offended his honor, said child killed him in a fight, only to go on to commit crimes so horrible, they had to make a new word for what he had done. [[spoiler: Bonzo Madrid, from ''Ender's Game'']].

[[AC:@/DaLucaray030]]
* He is a king ruling over a peaceful land. He has a big appetite, but not as much as his rival. He is commonly the target of [[BodySnatcher body stealing]] [[EldritchAbomination eldritch abominations]]. He just wants to relax. [[spoiler: King Dedede from ''Kirby'']].
* He wants to enjoy a fine, sophisticated lifestyle. He can't due to his extremely annoying neighbor and co-worker. [[spoiler:Squidward, from Spongebob Squarepants. Not really a ''villian'' but portrayed antagonistically.]]
** After losing most of a recipe to a co-worker (who is the epitome of penny-pinching), he then became a competitor with said co-worker. Unfortunately, the one part of the recipe he had was garbage. He was then forced to stoop as low as stealing food. [[spoiler:Plankton.]]
* He got rid of pain, sorrow, and hatred. Once, he tried to share it with others, however, he ended up in a FateWorseThanDeath. [[spoiler: Cyrus, from ''Pokémon Diamond / Pearl / Platinum''.]]
* A man who, while being morally cleaner than his brothers and co-workers, is constantly hated due to the fact that his job description sounds like someone else's. [[spoiler:Hades, from Greek Mythology]].
* A boy who was cruelly manipulated by a man who may or may not be his father, and who's beliefs, ideals, and dreams of liberation was shattered by the person he considered his only friend. [[spoiler:N, from ''Pokémon Black / White'']].
* A race of creatures who cannot survive without a radiation that should be lethal, and they need cybertronics, too. They were 100% hated by everyone and everything, and were wiped out by their only friend, the protagonist. [[spoiler:The Grox, from ''Spore'']].
* A trio of men who work for the man who saved their lives, moral or not. Some are convinced they're women. [[spoiler:The Shadow Triad, from ''Pokémon Black / White'']]
* A man following his leader's ideal of making a better world. When that fails, he tries to simply find new recources for mankind. [[spoiler:Saturn, from ''Pokémon Diamond / Pearl / Platinum'']].
* Throughout his childhood, he was picked on because he was small and weak. When he finally escapes this place, ho goes into a place that is only worse. Despite a huge disadvantage in this new land, he manages to turn a collection of rogues into a strict, orderly band of workers. [[spoiler:Scourge from Warriors]]

[[AC: @/GrandDukeNukem]]
* A [[PerverseSexualLust beautiful]], [[ActionGirl strong]], and [[WrenchWench mechanically inclined]] Queen of the Seas who seeks to unite the lands under her rule with future technology. [[spoiler: Risky Boots from ''Shantae'']]

[[AC: @/LordPentium]]
* A once-great performer, who, upon realizing the mass destruction that his performances could cause, immediately gave them up for the good of all, and tried to convince others engaged in these performances to give up their misguided ways as well. Killed by an extremist performer, who, not caring about the danger, sought to bring back the thing that had killed countless people. [[spoiler:Michael Jordan, ''Barkley Shut Up And Jam Gaiden'']].
* An intelligent and powerful being made by mad scientists as an experiment, he was tricked by [[TheDon an organized crime boss]] into a form of slavery, and yet ultimately dedicated himself to creating a world where he and the other clones he created can live in peace. [[spoiler:Mewtwo, the first ''Pokémon'' movie]].

[[AC: @/FigmentJedi]]
* A noble and cultured king dressed in black who just wants that troublesome white knight and his allies to leave him and his princess alone. [[spoiler:The Phantom Blot, essentially in his own words in a 90s era ''Mickey Mouse'' comic]]

[[AC: @/{{rose64bud}}]]
* As obnoxious as he is, he's not entirely a bad person; started an organization to help kids stay in school and loved his mama enough to start an organization in her memory, etc. [[spoiler:Kanye West]].

[[AC: @/{{Happyman}}]]
* A brave and strong woman, who was betrayed by a man she deeply trusted. She then became the leader of an ancient race of aliens and tried to give them a better future. [[spoiler:Sarah Kerrigan from ''Star Craft'']].

[[AC: @/NerdInTraining]]
* Created by one evil empire in order to help take down another, then exiled to a life of hard labor when the Empire changed its plans, he stages a coup, taking control of the Empire and winning freedom for his fellow slaves, before seeking out a life-saving blood transfusion and attempting to cripple the other evil empire which oppresses most of the known galaxy. Ironically,he is not hated as much for the justified deaths that were necessary for his rise to power as for the fate of some machine that self-destructed ''after'' his death. [[spoiler: Shinzon from ''Star Trek: Nemesis'']]
* He knows that it is his destiny to defeat the BigBad. His determination, cunning, and never-give-up attitude have even resulted in a [[TropeNamer trope named after him]]. He often does more to hinder the villains than to help them, earning him abuse from the BigBad. That's right, he's [[spoiler: [[TheStarscream Starscream]] from ''{{Transformers}}'']].

[[AC: @/GDImmortal]]
* An entertainment tycoon who, despite his success, is incredibly lonely due to his inability to get over his dead wife. Having discovered a way of reviving her, this lonely widower organizes a tournament, putting up millions of dollars of his own money (which results in a young girl's sight being restored) and allowing himself to be permanently mutilated to achieve his dream. [[spoiler: Pegasus, ''Yu Gi Oh!'']].
* After being left with no choice but to kill his father to protect his brother, and to subsequently estrange himself from said brother, he was forced into a life of violence and delinquency. After clawing and scratching his way up, he is presented an opportunity to reconnect with his brother, who had been adopted by a local patrician family. This long awaited reunion, however, is never allowed to properly happen because of his brother's ongoing relationship with another orphan, whose background is similar to the younger brother's. Without intending to do so, this girl prevents him from restoring his relationship with his brother. [[spoiler: Tsubasa, ''Kannazuki No Miko'']].
* Through decades of careful planning, he managed to remove a corrupt, inefficient theocracy and give the galaxy the first realistic hope for peace it had seen in millenia. [[spoiler: Emperor Palpatine, ''Star Wars'']].
* A curious scientist who, gifted with immortal life, is determined to spend his eternity learning everything there was to learn. [[spoiler: Szilard Quates, ''Baccano!'']].
* He raised an army in an effort to use a new, plentiful resource to free the world from subservience to a few economic and military powerhouses. [[spoiler: Kane, ''Command and Conquer'']].
* An army general who sought to protect humanity from the overwhelming influence of its own mass-produced homunculi, as well as its bondage to a dictatorial council, ready to annihilate mankind at the first sign of general discontent. [[spoiler: General Uranus, ''Appleseed'']].

[[AC:Zark]]
* As an infant, he was left to die due to his physical unattractiveness. He was saved by an open-minded man who raised him into a warrior. After the death of his adoptive father, he overthrew a cruel tyrant of his homeland and went on to become a famous and respected ruler. After spending millenia in hybernation, he helped an ostracised scientist to overcome the death of his wife, only to be betrayed by him. Even despite the constant opposition by gangs of outlaws, he still attempts to [[SocialDarwinist make humanity stronger]]. [[spoiler: Apocalypse of ''X-Men'' books]].
* His father was the greatest hero of his world, but was unfortunately unable to prevent his destruction. At the last second, he sent his only son to another world to ensure his survival. The kid underwent a rapid aging to maturity which left him without any semblance of normal life. He played one of the key roles in defeatng an EldritchAbomination that destroyed his world as well as countless others and saved all existence. To save himself and his several allies, he sent them to what he thought to be heaven, only to find that it was hell. Even after spending years there, his only desire was to make the world a better place. While a few people had to die in his attempt to create a utopia, he fully intended to bring them back later, better than before. Unfortunately, he was stopped by dark and corrupted inhabitants of this twisted world, which made all these sacrifices meaningless. And in the end, he was dirtily murdered by the biggest villains of this world. [[spoiler: DC Comics character Alexander Luthor Jr.]].
* A person who simply tries to restore the ecological balance as well as continue to live. His attempts to make peace with his greatest adversary were repeatedly thrown back in his face. [[spoiler: Ra's Al Ghul from ''Batman'']]
* A man who dedicated his life to prevent people like his PsychoForHire SerialKiller dad, his [[AbusiveParents abusive]] terrorist bitch of a mother, and his [[BigScrewedUpFamily gang member half-brother and adoptive sister]] from hurting innocents. [[spoiler: Graydon Creed]].

[[AC: @/{{Animenutcase}}]]
* A creature seeks out young girls in order to give them power and grant their wishes, only asking that they use their new powers to defeat monsters threatening mankind. [[spoiler:Kyubey, ''Puella Magi Madoka Magica'']]
* She only wants to prove that her late adopted grandfather was right and fulfill his last request. [[spoiler:Miyo Takano, ''Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni'']]
* He just wants to go home. [[spoiler:The Smoke Monster, ''Lost'']]

[[AC:@/PersonOfNote]]
* He's affable, funny, and friendly, and both times he had a chance to kill the main character, he didn't. Everyone just assumed he was the BigBad because of the way he smiled, and the only reason he did anything bad in the first place was to get revenge for something that had happened to the woman he loved. [[spoiler: Gin Ichimaru of Bleach]].
* He prevented a nation from falling apart for probably around 40-50 years with the only way he knew how to, which had been passed down to him by the truly evil ones who were so twisted as to come up with it, knowing full well that whoever came after them wouldn't be able to dismantle their system even if he/she wanted to, because the minute the people were free, they would rise against the current leader, regardless of whether or not they had come up with the system. [[spoiler: President Snow from ''The Hunger Games'']].
* A brilliant scientist and inventor who does [[ShootTheDog whatever is necessary not to die,]] and who is abhorred by those he meets because of this. Another MadScientist pulled a DeusExMachina to avoid being defeated by him, and then made him suffer through a thousand years of slow and constant pain before killing him because they didn't see eye to eye on the concept of perfection. [[spoiler: Szayel-Apporo Granz, ''Bleach'']]
* Who doesn't want to live forever? He's just doing what needs to be done to reach that goal - and help others reach their's, while he's at it. [[spoiler: Orochimaru, ''Naruto'']].
** [[HoYay He is probably in love with the man above,]] helped him to almost defeat two other organizations out for his blood, and would have sacrificed his own body to cure him of a terrible disease, if someone had not done it for him already. Being smart, funny, and [[HypercompetentSidekick capable,]] who knows what would have become of the above if this man hadn't been here to help him? [[spoiler: Kabuto Yakushi, Naruto.]]
* He wanted someone to appreciate and recognize his art, and, despite all the bickering, in the end, he got it. [[spoiler: Sasori, Naruto]].
* He tried to rid the world of the assassination-happy government that ruled it, and [[HoYay impress the man he loved.]] [[spoiler: Creed Diskenth, Black Cat.]]
** She honestly has no idea what she's doing, and only signed up because she got to kiss people. [[spoiler: And set them on fire. Pre HeelFaceTurn Kyoko, same series.]]

[[AC: Tropers/PulpoOscuro]]
* An old man whose dying wish is to pull his civilization into the modern age; his efforts are plagued by a demagogic terrorist who turns his own people against him. [[spoiler:The Mayor from ''Rango'']]
* Traveling light-years out to a hostile planet with a vicious alien hive-mind, he tries his hardest to extract the only resource that can save humanity while brave, ill-equipped soldiers desperately repel the alien attacks. Tragically, he is brought low by the underhanded defection of his most promising soldier and skilled scientist, and he is forced to watch in horror as his men die on the battlefield and humanity's last hope is extinguished. [[spoiler:Parker Selfridge, ''Avatar'']]
* This CulturedWarrior who had spent years training on the field of honor was murdered by a woman in psychopathic rage, whose husband he had killed in fair and honorable combat. [[spoiler:Denver Summervale, ''Field of Dishonor'']].

[[AC:Manwiththeplan]]
* A girl born to be nothing but a tool of war, who cruelly had the two people she loved most in the world taken away from her, then tried to avenge them and make up for her past mistakes even if it meant degrading herself, and got nothing for it in the end because she was killed by some random psycho in a death machine. [[spoiler: Nena Trinity, ''Gundam 00'']].

[[AC:Mistermister]]
* A geeky yet misunderstood supergenius whose dream of becoming the sidekick to one of the world's greatest superheroes was crushed when he learned that he was a humongous {{Jerkass}}. Heartbroken, he left home to build and invent extraordinary technology and equipment for the good of society. An affably quick-spirited young gentleman, he treats his followers (and secretary/girlfriend) with respect and dignity, thinks highly of the future of society, and even treats his former idol with hospitality after he got fired for almost killing his boss. However, nothing is less important to him than his dream of becoming a superhero, even if they've been outlawed by the government. [[spoiler: Syndrome, ''The Incredibles'']].

[[AC:Sirpandemona]]
* An orphan, whose entire family was taken away by one man. When he finally brought this man to justice, he discovered the man was sent by the leader of his village. He joined a demon-hunting organisation in order to receive the proper tools to bring justice to his fallen family. [[spoiler: Uchiha Sasuke, ''Naruto'']]

[[AC:Donald the Potholer]]
* An AdventurerArchaeologist who merely wants to reintroduce an advanced way of life unto a dying world, his research was instrumental in saving that world on at least two occasions. Aided [[YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters a group of patriots trying to save their country]]. Is seen by many [[TheUnfought as a]] TechnicalPacifist, but is willing to defend [[TrueCompanions people he finds interesting]]. Is opposed by a group of oathbreakers who pledged service to a despot[[note]]as well as the children of said oathbreakers, who pledged and broke oaths with a different despot[[/note]] and a giant rock who turned three innocent humans into a dragon and set them/it upon ''their/its children'' '''[[OmniscientMoralityLicense as a "test"!]]''' [[StalkerWithACrush Adored]] [[IncestIsRelative his cousin]], but [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy was willing to let her live her own life]]. [[spoiler:Alex of Imil, ''Golden Sun'' series]].

[[AC:stevobread]]
* In a world where everyone is [[FantasticRacism racist against witches]], one witch strives to be a great scientist. She is also willing to die so that her [[AmbiguousGender son/daughter]] can have the power he/she needs in order to face off against the world's ultimate evil. [[spoiler: Medusa from ''Soul Eater'']].

[[AC:Luna Avril]]
* She only wants to help the man she loves, and will do anything to win his trust. [[spoiler:Bellatrix Lestrange from ''Harry Potter'']]
* [[ActorAllusion She only wants to help the man she loves, and will do anything to win his trust.]] [[spoiler:Mrs. Lovett from ''Sweeney Todd'']]
* A [[HangingJudge pious]], [[LawfulEvil law-abiding]] judge, he fell in love with a beautiful woman who, despite the fact that he had [[WifeHusbandry always loved and cared for her]], rejected him for a younger, more handsome man. [[spoiler:Judge Turpin from ''Sweeney Todd'']]

[[AC:Tropers/KilgoreTrout]]
* This man became a war hero while defending the people of his galaxy against a bloodthirsty invading force, despite the inexplicable objections of his superiors. After he returned from the war, along with the loyal soldiers under his command, he was branded a traitor by the government he once served and was forced to fight for his very life. After his best friend was captured and presumed dead by their enemies, he strove to make sure that the dreams of his departed friend came true. [[spoiler: Darth Malak, ''Knights Of The Old Republic''.]]
* After the death of his mother when he was just a child, he learned that she was suffering unspeakable torment in the afterlife and vowed to save her soul. As an adult, he succeeded in doing this after fighting the devil himself. He also rose to become the leader of his country. As ruler, he improved the quality of life for all its citizens, and will be more than happy to do the same for all the people of the world if they allow him to. [[spoiler: Victor Von Doom, Marvel Comics.]]
* He brought a remorseless criminal to justice and battled valiantly against the criminal's accomplices, one of whom was the deadliest warrior alive. [[spoiler: Artemis Entreri, from the varous Drizzt novels.]]
* After saving her country from destruction and winning the admiration and loyalty of her compatriots, she travels the world, searching for the only thing left that could once again endanger it. [[spoiler: Alter Tse'Elon, ''Y: The Last Man''.]]

[[AC:Tropers/SloMotion]]
* Abandoned physically by his father and emotionally by his mother at a young age, which forces him to grow up at age 8 so he can be there for his younger sister. Moves into a home where the woman who’s supposed to be caring for him treats him like a curse. Is forced into fulfilling a contract that his father walked out on. He tries to run away, but is caught by the company that holds the contract. Is told that people's dreams don't matter and that it's his job to simply smash them and feel no remorse. Steals from his best friend and is unable to explain himself. His friend then thinks of him as a thief and he can't do anything about it because he doesn't want to drag anyone into his problems. Isolates his younger sister to protect her from the same horrible company he's in, and has to watch her sign up with them anyway. He falls in love with a girl who sees past his JerkAssFacade and knows he's got a good heart, but is forced to push her away to keep her safe. He's forced into becoming a [[BrainwashedAndCrazy literal puppet]] of the company he works for and loses all of his free will, being locked in a room when not being forced to go out and corrupt people’s hearts and attack his friends. Even after the head of the company finds out the mind control they're using on him may ‘’kill’’ him, he’s still forced to undergo it. All this lost alley cat wants is to find his father, play his beloved violin, and, most of all, be free. Quite possibly the most misunderstood 'villain' of all time. [[spoiler: Ikuto Tsukiyomi, ''Shugo Chara'']].
* He works for an ungrateful boss and his JerkAss co-worker taunts him on a regular basis. A sweet young girl who sees good in him when no one else is able to falls in love with him. It takes him awhile, but he finally realizes he feels the same about her. He's just about ready to turn his back on the evil organization he was once loyal to, but is then cruelly killed by one of his own former allies. He dies in the arm of the girl he's come to love, with his last words being an apology that they'll never be able to go on that date they made earlier and a declaration that he was glad to have met her. [[spoiler: Nephrite, ''Manga/SailorMoon'']].
* Was forcibly turned into a soulless monster by a woman who promised to show him the world. He didn't ask to become a mass-murdering vampire and, when a curse returned his soul, he was genuinely sorry for all the horrible things he'd done. He's just trying to be a better undead person now. [[spoiler: Angel, ''Buffy The Vampire Slayer'']].

[[AC:@/FarseerLolotea]]
* A brilliant man, born with a severe disability, dreams of one day inspiring the emergence of a genuine superhero. [[spoiler:[[WellIntentionedExtremist Elijah Price]], ''{{Unbreakable}}''.]]
* A socially maladjusted genius. He just can't seem to find Ms. Right; why do his efforts towards that end cause so much controversy? The antics of his ungrateful daughter eventually get him killed. [[spoiler:[[VillainWithGoodPublicity Joseph Grey Veil]], S.L. Viehl's ''{{Stardoc}}'' series.]]

[[AC:Fleetlord]]
* A great warrior, this man discovers that a rival superpower has developed a horrifying weapon of genocide. The rival government claims that it is a device for "peaceful terraforming", but even if this claim weas not laughable, the fact that the device was invented by the son of the rival nation's most notorious military commander tells him all he needs to know. The warrior leads his men on a quest to destroy the weapon and the research developing it, or, failing that, to at least secure the horrible weapon for his own people, ensuring MAD-enforced peace. After some hesitation, he decides he has no choice but to [[IDidWhatIHadToDo kill the inventor]]. He is slain in battle with the enemy commander, dying for his people and bringing honor to his family. [[spoiler: Commander Kruge, ''Star Trek III'']].
* This nation was carved from the wilderness by outcasts and political refugees. It eventually grew into a continent-sprawling great power which proceeded to liberate Eurasia from the Nazis. It then set about unifying the world under a regime wherein every man can live up to his full potential, yet even the lowliest menial worker would be satisfied, nay, happy, with his lot in life. The nation has accomplished this utopian dream, though it still faces attacks from the descendants of the people who sent its founders into exile in the first place. [[spoiler: The Domination of the Draka]].

[[AC:Nick The Swing]]
* This dutiful young man lived a life of utter bleakness and tragedy. The world has spited his family many, many times. He has suffered being shot three times in the head, saw his mother die right in front of him, and then was ''thrown into the darkest, most nightmarish and horrible place in the world''. All at the young age of 6. He finally manages an escape when he received some help from a very nice, maternal Godlike being with a bad rep. After learning of his destiny and finding someone to love him, he sets about making a better world for them and sweeping away the old, cruel world. [[spoiler: Lucia Raregroove, Rave Master]].
* This very nice, congenial old man just wants everyone to get along and stop killing each other, gosh darnit! He has made a habit of helping out everyone in need of help, and tragically suffers from occasionally cutting people he needs for his plan with a gigantic claw. He deeply cares for each and everyone of the men in his forces, even calling them all his friends. Now, the only problem is two rather vengeance-crazed people who just won't see reason! [[spoiler: The Claw/Cu Cline Clue, GXS]].

[[AC:Tropers/SimplySimple]]
* A loveable rouge and protagonist of an acclaimed third-person shooter series' second act, this man heads to a place that pains him greatly to avenge his wife's death...[[EnemyWithin whoever]] [[EnemyWithout the killer]] [[TomatoInTheMirror was]]. [[spoiler: James Sunderland, Silent Hill 2]].

[[AC:Osric]]
* A wise and powerful general who was determined to bring an end to the wars that had plagued his homeland for decades, in contrast to his peers, who just wished to fight and conquer for themselves. Whist merciless to the warlords who kept the land divided and blood-stained, he always showed great regard for the troops themselves, the people who made up the land, who were, after all, just following orders. His dedication and vision earned him numerous followers who would give their lives for him and his cause. [[spoiler: Toyotomi Hideyoshi, ''Sengoku Basara''.]]
* A dedicated mother with an abusive, philandering husband who cries out another woman's name during their first night together; although she, too, is unfaithful to their marriage, at least it's with someone she truly loves, rather than whatever pretty face suits her on any particular night. She dedicates her entire life to [[ScrewDestiny defying a prophecy]] that stated that all her children would be killed. Moreover, she is discriminated against, even by her own father, because of her sex, when, in fact, she is convinced she is at least as competent as any of the men she's known. [[spoiler: Cersei Lannister, ''ASongOfIceAndFire''.]]
* A [[MagnificentBastard magnificent]] genius who has kept his kingdom's coffers liquid for years despite his king's propensity for spending lavishly, even frivolously. He works to ensure that he acquires as much power as possible - a more noble goal than it at first sounds when you realise that he's possibly the most competent person in the series, certainly more so than the lackwits and fools who currently rule. Moreover, when the elder daughter of the love of his life, who had many years ago abandoned him for not one, but two subsequent other men, is separated from her mother and held hostage, he organises for her to be rescued, after which he takes her under his own protection, as her entire family is, by this point, presumed dead. [[spoiler: Petyr Baelish, ''ASongOfIceAndFire''.]]
* After his kind discovers an energy source that defies the Law of Conservation of Energy, he and his fellows set out to harvest that source in order to stave off the heat death of the universe. The side-effects of this process are negligible enough to be unnoticeable even on a national scale, let alone a global or universal scale. Scrupulously honest, there's no evidence that he's ever told a lie. Finally, he goes about his business with an unfailingly cheerful demeanour. Oh, and he [[MemeticMutation really, really loves entropy. Maybe you've heard of it?]] [[spoiler: Kyuubey, ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''.]]
** All she wants is a plate of cheese. [[spoiler: Charlotte, ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''.]]
* A young prince who actively implements his father's policies in the province he has been charged with governing. He is also a dedicated patron of the arts and, indeed, an artist himself, and beloved of the most significant section of his people. Moreover, he loves his family dearly, particularly a certain half-brother and half-sister of his (despite the fact that he always lost to that same half-brother, several years his junior, at chess), whose tragic deaths motivate him for the rest of his life. Sadly found himself in over his head after a group of terrorists stole a top-secret research project, though he did his best to recover the project and minimise its exposure to the general populace. At this point, though, he was assassinated by a masked terrorist who went on to effectively destroy the prince's entire nation. [[spoiler: Clovis la Britannia, ''Anime/CodeGeass''.]]
* A highly talented young man who found his country plunged into chaos and civil war by the corruption and incompetence of the ruling classes. Making the most for himself in this time of strife, he rose from being an humble civil servant to being the most powerful figure in the land, holding the second-highest office of state, though he made a point of never going so far as to usurp the head of state's own office. A dedicated meritocrat, he made a point of placing ability above all else in his subordinates, and made sure always to treat them well and reward their successes. In a similar vein, he took a supremely even-handed approach to justice, allowing no familial or political connections to excuse a law-breaker of punishment. He could very arguably have reunited the land in his own lifetime, thus sparing it several more generations of ruinous civil war, but he was thwarted by an insignificant scion of the imperial family who believed that, just because he had some imperial blood in his veins, he was more suited to ruling the land, even though, by the same argument, there were numerous closer relatives alive who should've have precedence over him, along with the jumped-up second son of a regional governor who never demonstrated any vision for uniting the land. After his death, he was unfairly vilified for generations afterwards, even, to some extent, to this day. [[spoiler: Cao Cao, ''RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms''.]]
* A prodigy who sacrifices his entire career in the military and, ultimately, his life, in order to avenge the torture and rape of his best friend (and possible LoveInterest). Always has a smile on his face. Went out trying to assassinate the BigBad of the series, and arguably came closer to doing so than anyone else to date. [[spoiler: Ichimaru Gin, ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''.]]
* An incredibly talented young man whose entire life was centred around self-improvement. Beloved of most of his colleagues, particularly his immediate subordinate, for his ineffably gentle and scholarly manner. Ultimately [[DefectorFromDecadence defected]] from the corrupt, militarist government of his home in order to spread the gifts of sentience and order to a race of beings the aforementioned militarist government have long exterminated on sight. Was, in the end, defeated by the machinations of a fellow scientist with good cause to be jealous, whose only other motivation was [[StatusQuoIsGod the preservation of the status quo]]; he fittingly [[ShutUpHannibal calls said fellow scientist out]] on this. Though speculated by TheHero to be extremely lonely, he never let this show and maintains a calm, pleasant demeanour almost to the end. [[spoiler: Aizen Sousuke, again of ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''.]]
* A brilliant young man who seized power in a virtually bloodless coup d'état with the intention of abolishing the imperialist, SocialDarwinist regime that had previously prevailed in TheEmpire which spanned roughly a third of the world's land surface; despite fierce resistance from its aristocracy, he succeeded. Eventually managed to unite the entire world under his rule, thus ending the wars that had plagued it for centuries, only to be assassinated at the height of his power by a terrorist previously presumed dead. [[spoiler: Emperor Lelouch vi Britannia, of ''Anime/CodeGeass'', from an in-universe perspective.]]

[[AC:Tropers/NANDwich]]
* A powerful magician with a penchant for humorous one-liners. Orphaned at a young age and painfully experimented on to the point of insanity, he eventually kills a bloodthirsty tyrant and ascends to godhood. [[spoiler: Kefka Palazzo, ''Final Fantasy VI'']]

[[AC:Tropers/{{Gumbal1}}]]
* A sophisticated being who helped an alien race achieve victory in their pursuits. Adopted one of these aliens, but said alien does things like vandalize his property and attack him. Tries to reason with a bloodthirsty mobster who killed his associates, but ends up having his house set on fire for his troubles. Eventually attacked by an unruly house invader while his alien daughter runs away. [[spoiler: Doc Scratch from Homestuck]].

[[AC:Tropers/{{Shinji117}}]]
* A man who takes it upon himself to try and bridge the divide between the council of mages and the church, becoming both a priest and a magician, despite the hate this earns him from both factions. He dedicated his youth to fighting abominations such as vampires and other undead. After having a heart to heart conversation with his ally, he began to wonder about his purpose in life. Depite being injured, he managed to resist being corrupted and disintegrated by a curse holding all the evils of the planet, which has been shown to be instantly lethal and/or corrupting to characters who are more powerful than he is. After this, he keeps his faithful companion alive despite the immense sacrifice this requires. He makes it a special point to never tell a lie, and is incredibly helpful towards the hero, explaining the entire situation to the newcomer truthfully and in great detail. He enjoys eating Mapo Tofu, but is selfless enough to offer to share his dish with the protagonist. In one route, after hearing about a demigod manipulating the rules of a sacred rite to summon the Grail to earth, he refuses to overlook it and confronts the rule breaker, but is murdered the next day. In the three routes, he always meets a tragic end after being betrayed:
** In the first, he dies just as the Grail is about to appear, and just before he has a chance to ask the semi-divine deity inside about his life's purpose. His only remaining ally is tricked, ambushed, and cut in half at the same time. His last words are shock at how his student has betrayed him. His life's work is undone as, minutes later, the 'hero' forces his love interest to sacrifice herself to destroy the holy artifact.
** In the second, he is stabbed in the back by an ungrateful demigod who he has kept alive despite the danger and strain this put him in.
** And, finally, in the third route, he is beaten to death by the now-swordzombie protagonist in a futile attempt to stop said 'hero' from killing a baby and destroying the Holy Grail. This is particularly cruel as he had, not four days ago, saved the lives of the protagonist, his little sister, and his love interest, before fighting off a legendary assassin and a Complete Monster of a magus made of flesh-eating rape worms AFTER having his heart crushed by said assassin. All hail [[spoiler: Kotomine Kirei]], the poor, betrayed [[spoiler: priest of FateZero and VisualNovel/FateStayNight]].

[[AC:Santos L Halper]]
* After a devastating war occurs, one of the last surviving members of his species makes it his quest to rebuild his civilization with the help of his child-like allies. [[spoiler: The Master from ''Doctor Who'']]

[[AC:Sana Mae]]
* A sweet young man with the heart of a child, who finally snapped after centuries of being manipulated and abused, who genuinley loves his sisters and only wants to live in a warm place surrounded by sunflowers. [[spoiler: Ivan from ''AxisPowersHetalia'']]
* An intelligent, respected doctor who was rejected by the woman he loved, and who provides a home for the orphans of VictorianLondon and helps them forget their troubled backgrounds, only to be murdered by a clinically insane young woman he had been trying to look after. [[spoiler: Dr Bumby from Alice Madness Returns. Yes, I went there.]]

[[AC: Ambystoma Maculatum]]
* After seeing something that caused him to question his faith, he stopped taking drugs and began acting in a manner more true to his religion and ancestry. [[spoiler: Gamzee Makara, from Homestuck]]

[[AC:Tropers/MayaTH]]
* A witty older woman with a talent for magic, this lady was deeply self-conscious about her looks and decided to try a controversial new beauty treatment. She was attacked by a pair of ferocious wild animals for her trouble, and they attempted to murder her. She survived, but not without severe damage to her body. When she tried to heal herself, the beasts attacked again, and added insult to injury by kicking her while she was down. Now the only thing keeping her clinging to life is the desire for revenge against these vicious creatures, and in her position, wouldn't you feel the same? Even her beloved magic teacher has turned against her and now helps the fierce beasts to torment her. [[spoiler: Gruntilda Winkybunion from Banjo-Kazooie]]

[[AC:Kinesthesia]]
* Though born of powerful alien race, this "villain" was lovingly raised from infancy by a pair of humans, who were brought to live among the aliens to raise one of their own. However, it all was ruined when his adoptive father betrayed his people, taking off with valuable information about their powers that was gathered without permission and could be used against them, leaving his wife and adoptive child behind. Upon reaching adulthood many years later, he was sent to retrieve the lost information on his parent's home planet and prevent it from spreading into the native population. At first, he did not wish to betray those who raised him, particularly his much beloved adoptive mother. In the end, he was forced to detach himself from her and begin preparations for the mission, but learned beforehand of a future defeat by a native child of the planet and was unwilling to allow that to happen, and so he pushed mission twenty years earlier. This turns out to be a mistake as he is then attacked by the young ancestor of his parents and his friends. Willingly, they use the powers of his people against the army and, in the final battle, despite a kind attempt to spare him as an act of gracefulness towards their family, the ancestor and friend cruelly used a precious song of his beloved mother against him. The maternal love in the lyrics shine through despite attempted detachment. Unable to bear it, he retreats, vowing to return when he does, however, he'll have become only a shadow of who he once was. [[spoiler: Giegue from Earthbound Zero]].

[[AC: WhiteBetrayer]]
* All this elderly man did was try to bring peace and order to the galaxy, becoming disfigured and villified in the process. Even after offering the symbolic leader of the terrorist organization fighting against him, and his friends and his compatriots, the chance to live if he joined the old man, he was killed, and blamed for the blatantly evil actions of his right hand, who was given the chance to get as close to heaven as one could get, whereas the old man was practically cremated. [[spoiler: Emperor Palpatine/Darth Sidious]]

[[AC: Robotnik]]
* A tough, implacable war veteran, officer, and father to his men, with no tolerance for debauchery in the line of duty, who did whatever was necessary to defeat the enemy without ever wasting a second whining about it. [[spoiler: Staff Sergeant Barnes, from Platoon]]
* A bold and efficient young soldier who made the best of a bad situation and showed outstanding courage even in the face of death. [[spoiler: Bunny, also from Platoon]]
* A put-upon, no-nonsense figure of authority who wasn't afraid to put wiseass juvenile delinquents in their place. [[spoiler: Principal Vernon, from The Breakfast Club]]

[[AC: Chessanator]]
* An officer of law in a society of AI, he is betrayed by his government when he fails to capture the most dangerous menace to ever threaten that society. He attempts to make a place for himself in the world, and brings many like-minded individuals to his cause, while trying to get revenge on the criminal who ended his career. He is ultimately killed when the government hires that very same criminal to murder him. [[spoiler: Agent Smith, The Matrix]]
* This man founded a company to tirelessly pursue the advancement of Science in ways which had great potential for curing several degrading mental disorders, but even as he became the most powerful man in the world, was still prepared to return to the very bottom of his company in order to help protect the lowliest of his employees. He carefully ensured that the most dangerous technologies invented by his company were concealed, and therefore his death led quickly to the apocalypse. [[spoiler: Boyd Langton, Dollhouse]]

[[AC: Harakuroi]]
* An organisation created for the sole purpose of protecting humanity, they capture and store objects and entities that pose incredible threats to human civilization, the planet, and even the stability of the universe itself through their anomalous nature. They study these objects in hopes of bettering humanity with them, contains them at remote locations so that the damage they can cause is limited, or, in the worst case scenario, attempt to destroy these terrible threats to humanity. They have saved the world countless times, and is never acknowledged for it (nor do they want to be). [[spoiler: The eponymous SCP Foundation]].
* They just want to practice their somewhat unusual religion in peace. [[spoiler: Church of the Broken God, from the SCP Foundation]].
* In a world fraught with objects and entities that can end humanity with a snap of their fingers, this organisation was created to combat these highly dangerous threats. They give their lives, fight EldritchAbominations and destroying various [[ArtifactOfDoom Artifacts of Doom]]. [[spoiler: The Global Occult Coalition from the SCP Foundation]].
* They are a simple company that aims to provide entertainment for the bored, provided that they can afford it, of course. [[spoiler: Marshall, Carter, and Dark LTD, from the SCP Foundation.]]
* They were just dedicated scientists trying to explore a new area of science, hoping that their inventions will benefit mankind. [[spoiler: Prometheus Labs, Inc, from the SCP Foundation.]]

[[AC: MeiYouMayo]]
* A young, black urban developer who made a name for himself and wants to improve his neighborhood, but is constantly obstructed at every turn by unemployed hipsters. [[spoiler: Benny from Rent]]
* She sought just compensation after her neighbors stole valuable property from her, tried to protect her daughter from negative influences, and helped her neighbors even though they stole from her. What thanks does she get? Her daughter gets knocked up by the first guy she meets and is killed in front of her mother, her neighbors blame her for their misfortunes, and no one seems to listen to her advice until they've royally screwed everything up for themselves. [[spoiler: The Witch from Into The Woods]]
* A woman who becomes Queen Regent of a vast confederation of feudal territories after the death of her incompetent and abusive husband, and will stop at nothing to protect her children (the heirs) and consolidate power, despite opposition due to her gender and sexual proclivities. [[spoiler: Cersei Lannister from A Song Of Ice And Fire]]
* A devout religious leader of an isolated tribe who wishes to dissuade his chief and his people from worshipping potentially dangerous foreign interlopers. [[spoiler: Tzekel-Kan from The Road To El Dorado]]

Falls Apart
* A young teenage boy strives to bring order to a TeenageWasteland, and handles a massive disaster much better than anyone else. Unfortunately, his attempts to achieve peace have all been thwarted by his twin brother, whose main hobby seems to be sabataging whatever plans there are for peace, then whining when people expect him to take responsibility. Coming up on his sixteenth birthday, this boy has driven away and temporarily defeated an EldritchAbomination all for the love of a girl, escorted all his friends to safety and comfort only to return when the townsfolk who rejected him were in danger, and defeated huge monsters while his brother--still hailed as TheHero--took a hike. Meanwhile, he's still despised and looked down on, has paid an incredibly high price for whatever he's worked for, and has been betrayed by almost everyone he knows. And, to top it all off, his pregnant girlfriend just abandoned him. [[spoiler: Caine Soren from ''Literature/{{Gone}}'']]

[[AC:Heroic Jay]]
* A young man finds an object that he does not recognize and does not know how to use. Not knowing what else to do with it, he attempts to sell it on eBay, but attracts the attention of a group of secret agents, one of which is actually an ''alien'', who try to steal it from him. The secret agents eventually capture him, take the object, and refuse to let him see or talk to his parents. The secret agents boss him around and try to force him to work for them, but he makes his escape and decides to get revenge on the agents for screwing with his life. That said, the young man remains quite adamant, the whole time, that he would never kill a human being. The agents eventually imprison him and subject him to a FateWorseThanDeath. [[spoiler:David, from ''Animorphs'']]

[[AC:Maxaxle]]
* A highly benevolent man in charge of a small but extremely powerful organization finds that two of his best employees are causing trouble in the name of profit, disregarding him financially in the process. He considers the fact that they violated a fairly important rule in their line of work, and deals with them as he sees appropriate. [[spoiler:Don Salieri, from MafiaTheCityOfLostHeaven, though to be fair he isn't really portrayed as the villain until the end, when Tommy and Paulie rob the bank. YMMV.]]

[[AC: Tropers/TotalDomination]]
* At worst a WellIntentionedExtremist who [[IDidWhatIHadToDo did what he had to do]], he just wanted to cleanse the world of all the filth and submissive tools that are otherwise known as "humans and reploids". [[spoiler:Lumine from Mega Man X8.]]

[[AC:Omegamaelstrom]]
* A man who firmly believed that humanity was hopelessly corrupt and antiquated. He only wanted to help what he believed was the universe's next inheritors to take over. [[spoiler:Challus Mercer of Dead Space.]]

[[AC:MetalmanJWily]]
* A robot created by a mad scientist who believed he was doing the right thing by fighting his father's rival's creation. He has since assisted his supposed enemy in saving the world from an evil supercomputer and peacefully competed in a sanctioned stock car racing event in order to gain the attention of a friendly rival for a race. Throughout it all, he has remained steadfastly remained loyal to his father. [[spoiler:Quick Man from Mega Man 2.]]
* A prosecutor who was only trying to do his job and try to get a conviction for any perpetrators that the legal system assumed were guilty. He took in his enemy defense attorney's son rather than subject the boy to having to live in an orphan, and taught him law in order to provide a proper education for the boy. He is also a loving father of two daughters, and a grandfather. [[spoiler:Manfred von Karma from Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney]]
* A young man who was merely manipulated by his father. He adores the powerful creatures of his world and runs an organization that is merely trying to liberate those creatures from cruel owners who subject the creatures to vicious pit fights. He encourages his rival to seek their side of being a hero and encourages them to ally themselves with a godlike creature of their home region to test ideals. [[spoiler:N from Pokemon Black/Pokemon White]]
* An ancient alien robot warrior created by an ancient civilization. He is an honorable fellow who was willing to discuss philosophy with the young robot who defeated him in battle. He earnestly believed that humans and robots could not live in peace, though he conceded to his worthy opponent that he earnestly hoped it could be achieved. [[spoiler:Sunstar from Mega Man V (gameboy)]]
* A young man who followed his well-intentioned-extremist employer's orders to fight said employer's sibling. He fought more to improve his technique with his weapon of choice rather than to actually kill his target. [[spoiler:Rai-Dei the Blade from Trigun]]
* A capricious young man who obtained three treasures in order to try to seal an Eldritch Abomination that his evil ancestor's group intended to try to unleash upon the world. [[spoiler:Ash Crimson from King of Fighters (if you see him as a villain)]]
* A young warrior who tried to protect a powerful gem to keep it out of the hands of two irresponsible young soldiers. He took it upon himself to fight the young soldiers to prevent them from being allowed to awaken a sleeping mecha that would destroy the world. [[spoiler:Green from Gunstar Heroes]]

[[AC: Tropers/ABlackRaptor]]
* A man who, after trying his hardest to rebuild his family's fortune after his father squandered it, was left a widower with a drug addicted son he tried to help. But, his company began to fail, forcing him to put focus on a make-or-break project, only for it to cause him to develop a SuperPoweredEvilSide. He tried to use this side to control the local organised crime so as to save the streets from violence, only for his son's friend to target him and beat him regularly. He tried to go to the police about their actions, but they beat him enough to make him forget everything temporarily, but he would soon try to bring them to justice once more. However, after engaging in an affair with a younger woman whom turned out to be his rival's girlfriend, he tried to save her from him by taking her to the safety of the George Washington Bridge, where she unfourtunatly fell. But, before she could safely land in the water bellow, his nemesis returned, snapping her neck before impaling him on his own invention. While he was believed to be dead, this man watched as his son tried in vein to avenge him, but he too was killed. After finally dealing with his insanity, he decided to convince them to stop thei ilegal activities with the help of a convulted series of plans, only for him to instead track this man down and beat him once more. After going out of his way to ruin his reputation, this heroic and noble gentleman singlehandedly saved humanity from an alien invasion, and tried to use this as a way to better society, only for this to backfire when everyong else in the world goes out of their way to ruin him, ending with him locked in jail after trying to stop a group of immortal assholes thatregularly commit genocide against a race of Ice people. He's now in jail, waiting for a chance to prove that all he wanted was to stop the world from destroying itself. [[spoiler: Didn't get it yet? NormanOsborn, ''Spider-Man''.]]

[[AC: Primo Victoria]]
* Survivor of massacre of his hometown and family, who had devoted his life to improving lives of his people and defeating racist empire guilty of it, while also serving the only god in the Universe who cares about his people. He had sacrificed a lot and forced himself to ally with some terrible people he manages to keep in check only by his wit, but defeated said racist empire and gave his people first real country, becoming their hero and now works to ensure they will never be opressed again. [[spoiler: Redcloak, ''Order of the Stick'']]
* He formed elaborate plan to slowly unite the continent, bringing law and order to it and really loves his family. [[spoiler: General Tarquin, ''Order of the Stick'']]
* He wants to turn wasted world into an utopia where nobody has to be fighting anymore [[spoiler: Raoh, ''Fist of the North Star'']]
* He returned to his people in the time of their greatest need. He gathered humans and monsters to fight against terrible empire, offering them friendship and acceptance. With his superior tactic he turned the tides of war with minimal loss. He is TheMessiah. [[spoiler: Griffith, ''Berserk'']]

[[AC: Naridar]]
* A wise leader of a prosperous city, he cares deeply about the citizens, helps a young couple with UST resolve their feelings and makes TheHero reach a decision that benefits the country in the long run. [[spoiler: President Snow, The Hunger Games]]
* A highly advanced spacefaring race, their technology provides the backbone of galactic society. They work against one of the biggest problems of the galaxy and gladly welcome any person or entire race to help them. [[spoiler: The Reapers, Mass Effect]]
* A ManOfWealthAndTaste and a true patriot, he struggles for humanity to have the best possible place in the entire galaxy. Objects strongly against the genocide of an entire race and provides TheHero with many resources over the storyline. [[spoiler: The Illusive man, Mass Effect]]
* A bumbling, curious AI who helps TheHero for a large part of the storyline, and yearns for love and caring. In the end, recieves a cruel and monstrous fate with little chance of redemption. [[spoiler: Wheatley, Portal 2]]
* An honourable warrior from a desolate world, his prime motivation is to protect a lover/little sister figure from her cruel fate, which the protagonists only make worse. [[spoiler: Caius, Final Fantasy XIII-2]]

[[AC: MicoolTNT]]
* His mad quest for power is really just a desperate grasp for freedom. His evil commander has brainwashed him, humiliated him, [[BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil tortured him]], and twisted his mind and morals to their breaking points. In truth, he just wants the power to be free of [[spoiler: Galvatron]]. He is a once-noble warrior who maintains a powerful if twisted soul of [[TheDeterminator determination]]. Let us not forget, he gave his life not in a desperate grasp for power, but in a final attempt to stop the BigBad (conveniently forgetting the fact that if he beat said villain, he would have gotten the power for himself, which his former master held at the time). [[spoiler: Starscream, Transformers Cybertron]]

[[AC: Tropers/BrendanDRizzo]]
* All he wants to do is to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong, give the human race its free will back, depower a dangerous god, and save his sister from an unknown yet terrible fate. [[spoiler: Fujiwara, ''Suzumiya Haruhi'' series]]
* He wants justice served against the man whom his daughter claims raped her. [[spoiler: Bob Ewell, ''To Kill a Mockingbird'']]
* She wants to avenge her sister's death. [[spoiler: The Wicked Witch of the West, ''The Wizard of Oz'']]
* He is of a race which has solved its world's energy crisis, and wants to save the entire universe by averting heat death. He is completely honest and gives young girls anything they wish for. [[spoiler: Kyuubey, ''Puella Magi Madoka Magica'']]
* He wants the world to be a more interesting place. [[spoiler: Discord, ''My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic'']]

[[AC: PennyDreadful]]
* He's a hard-working, blue-collar guy who's 100 percent professional and committed to his job. He's also a born leader who watches out for his team. [[spoiler: Captain Cold, ''The Flash'']]
* He's a hyperintelligent primate who's built his own fortress, but somehow, he's still tormented by three bratty little girls. [[spoiler: Mojo Jojo, ''The Powerpuff Girls'']]
* He expects great things from his young daughter. Great, earth-shattering things. [[spoiler: Trigon, ''The Teen Titans'']]

[[AC: Tropers/CyanFlame]]
* All she wants is for her cruel, disobedient daughter is to take up an interest in sewing. [[spoiler: Other Mother, "Coraline"]]

[[AC: Tropers/UnderlordZ]]
* A ruler forced to use her mastery of disguise to infiltrate an enemy kingdom, having to deal with the meddling little sister of her soon-to-be husband, all in an effort to simply provide her loyal followers with something to eat. [[spoiler:Chrysalis, Queen of the Changelings, ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'']]

[[AC: Tropers/MC2]]
* A well dressed, well respected corporate executive who enjoys catering to the tastes of the masses, even if he comes across as pandering. He bases his entire show plan on the power of the people, and tests the limits of his authority to make sure they are entertained. [[spoiler:John Laurinaitis, WWE]]
* An extremely successful athlete who won numerous awards and accolades everywhere he went, facing all challengers with an indomitable spirit and a heart of fire. [[spoiler:BrockLesnar, WWE]]
* Rising from the very bottom of the little leagues to the very top of superstardom, this underdog overcame obstacle after obstacle and countless people telling him he could never do it to win the greatest achievement in his field. Unfortunately, his reign of glory was cut short due to a misunderstanding with his now ex-girlfriend. [[spoiler:DanielBryan, WWE]]
* A seemingly cold and distant man who, after having a falling out with his daughter, aims to help a young man achieve his lifelong goal. [[spoiler:Arkham, VideoGame/DevilMayCry 3]]
* A large fellow who spent the majority of his life locked up in a basement, all he really wants is to be united with his sister. [[spoiler:Erebus, Persona 3]]

[[AC: Sarameya]]
* He spent his long life completely isolated from the world of men, unable to go out and partake in their life. All he wants is a companion who would share his little hobby. He would do anything to win the loyalty and support of a said companion. [[spoiler: Chzo from Chzo Mythos]]

[[AC: Tropers/DanteDyavol]]
* A simple-minded man that is unknowingly hurting people, while he only sees that the people that he is hurting are incredibly happy and enjoying his presence. [[spoiler:The Pyro, Team Fortress 2]]

[[AC: Snarf]]
* A lonely young man attempts to keep a struggling family business afloat. Bored with life, he takes up a fascinating hobby which he shares with visitors to his establishment, which he works hard to keep clean and reputable. Despite a troubled upbringing he still loves and respects his mother very much. [[spoiler: Norman Bates, ''Psycho'']]
* Imprisoned at the bottom of the ocean, this extraterrestrial being only seeks to respond to the call of his followers. Any harm he might inflict in the process is purely coincidental and unintended. [[spoiler: Cthulhu, HP Lovecraft mythos]]
* All he really wants is someone to love, and to go home, after devoting his life to [[ForScience SCIENCE!]] [[spoiler: Frank N. Furter, ''The Rocky Horror Picture Show'']]
* He's trying to give you what you want. [[spoiler: Morden, ''Babylon Five'']]
* They've received a vision from God and as a result have been inspired to throw off the bonds of their oppressors. Later, seeing that they may have gone about things the wrong way, they attempt reconciliation. [[spoiler: The Cylons, ''Battlestar Galactica Reimagined'']]
* Already having been exploited by one alien race, these creatures are only responding in kind when humans attempt to enslave and weaponize them. If we'd just ''leave them alone'' they'd be harmless. [[spoiler: The Xenomorphs, ''Alien'']]
* This hugely successful conglomerate has a long track record of boosting shareholder profits while ensuring employment for thousands. Their corporate presence can even be felt in ''very'' remote areas. They have diversified across all sectors and are seeking to make groundbreaking progress in defense and biotech-related fields. [[spoiler: The Weyland-Yutani Corporation, ''{{Alien}}'']]

[[AC: DalekKolt]]
* A [[FromNobodyToNightmare humble watchmaker]] whose obsession with an ArtifactOfDoom led to the death of his wife and children. Overcome with grief, now all he wants is to [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong reunite with his family,]] [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity no]] [[TheUnfettered matter]] [[PoweredByAForsakenChild the cost.]] Had his plans succeeded, 200 years of genocide and destruction would have been undone. [[spoiler:Noximilien Coxen, a.k.a. Nox, ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'']]

[[AC: RileyTaker]]
* All he asked was that one of his employees not be so anti-social, and what did he get for it? Constantly being humiliated and attacked by said employee, and branded evil by his own consumers. [[spoiler: Vince Mc Mahon, from WWE]]
* He just wants to create a world where there is no conflict by eliminating the reason conflict exists. [[spoiler: Ultron, from The Avengers]]
* She tried to use the power of prayer to get a group of people through a very troubling time, only to be shot and killed for her efforts. [[spoiler: Mrs. Carmody, from "The Mist"]]
* He wants to fullfill the mission of his former master, and, [[spoiler: along with the woman he loves]], take revenge on the vigilante who murdered him. [[spoiler: Bane, from ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'']]

[[AC: Megacles]]
* A member of the legislature for a major world city, he is the only one to offer any sort of response to the vaguely communist revolution brewing in the city. He attempts to recruit a girl with an image as a Messianic figure into his task force in order to win credibility, but she turns on him for no real reason. When forced to take drastic measures as the revolution increases, said girl attacks him in his office, to which he responds by capturing her alive and removing her from the scene, rather than killing her as she was prepared to do to him. After being stripped of his amazing powers, he gives information which defeats the revolution, and sacrifices himself to kill the leader. [[spoiler: Tarrlok, from TheLegendOfKorra]]
* A war orphan uses his vast powers to overthrow the warlord who is running his Third World country. He then sets out on a quest to bring peace to the world, which involves capturing and sealing away dangerous monsters. Along the way, he deals out justice to the nation which backed the aforementioned warlord. [[spoiler: This guy is the patron saint of Villain Whitewashing: Nagato/Pain from Naruto]]
* An orphan, he seeks to learn the greatest mysteries in the universe. His former master was criticized as weak because he didn't possess God Mode eyes, which was treated as some major flaw. This person has worked hard to surpass his master, and tried to offer comfort and guidance to his master's killer when they were conflicted. For all of this, he was locked in a GroundhogDayLoop for all eternity. His use of power copied from other people's DNA was treated as bad, because in this series, only people born to the [[spoiler: Uchiha clan]] or the protagonist are allowed to be awesome. [[spoiler: Kabuto, from Naruto]]
* A talented young man gifted with extraordinary powers, he seeks to unravel the mysteries of life and magic. His grand ambition involves shattering the Masquerade which is a dominant force in his world, so that the fantastic world can actively help the mundane world. He is betrayed by his best friend, even when said friend knew what their cause entailed, and is locked in his own prison for years before being killed by the BigBad, all the while laughing in defiance. [[spoiler: Gellert Grindlewald, HarryPotter]]
* An entire race which is hated by the world, they are simply trying to survive and secure land for their children. The DesignatedHero at one point wishes to wipe out every last one of them, and the villain brainwashes their leaders to use them as cannon fodder. Still, they strongly value honor and good physical health, even if they do have scary horns. [[spoiler: Urgals from the Inheritance Cycle]]

[[AC:NarcissaHeinous]]
* A lonely, near-omnipotent, immortal being with [[CreepyCrossdresser excellent taste in fashion]] who has dedicated his life and powers to helping three very special little girls. He has taught them many lessons, including why not to fight each-other, and how to face their fears. He gave them lots of candy on their birthday, and brought their [[EnsembleDarkhorse dearly beloved]] half-brothers back from the dead. However no-one seems to understand his good intentions due to his creepy appearance and possible schizophrenia. He is so feared that no one will talk to him if they can avoid it, so not only does he have no friends, but no one ever got to know him long enough to learn his name. [[spoiler:HIM from "The Powerpuff Girls"]].

[[AC: theAdeptRogue]]
* A heart-broken man who lost his family because of a corrupt warlord, and now dedicates his life to destroy all corrupt systems in the world. His only daughter does not see him as a father figure because of his failure to protect her (and her mother). His best student betrayed him and burnt down his home and people to ashes. He risked his life to destroy a city he deemed corrupt, only to be stopped, and indirectly killed, by his former student. [[spoiler:Ra's al Ghul from Film/BatmanBegins]].

[[AC: akisawana]]
* This former miner started a revolution against the corrupt, segregationist government and will sacrifice anything for the sake of peace throughout the galaxy, even his own home planet. Though he sometimes feel it necessary to be harsh, he has (apparently) endless forgiveness for his traitorous second-in-command. [[spoiler:Megatron, G1/IDW comics]]

[[AC: foxmccloud4387]]
* A fragment of an ArtificialIntelligence that was mind-raped and fragmented by his "father" in a callous attempt to save money, he uses his cunning and craftiness to work with his "brothers" and undo what was done wrong to them and become whole again. Oh, and he helps a clumsy, brutish soldier take a level in badass. [[spoiler:Sigma, ''Red vs. Blue'']]
* A heartbroken man who is persecuted for his well-intentioned attempts to help the armed forces. Thankfully, he was able to escape via LoopholeAbuse. [[spoiler:The Director, ''Red vs. Blue'']]


[[AC: [=TARINunit9=]]]
* One of [=1d4chan's=] favorites: a free-spirited religious devout whose complete, selfless dedication to his god's cause leads him to be frequently accused of ChronicBackstabbingDisorder. [[spoiler:Kharn the Betrayer, ''Warhammer 40,000'']]

[[AC: TLhikan]]
* A young man who, on the very day he was to enter the clergy, tragedy strikes. Ruthless [[KnightTemplar]]s slaughter every single member of his family, including the elderly and young children. Amoung those killed is the high priest of this young man's religion, who with his dying breath passes on their culture's most sacred artifact. Through this artifact, the young priest recieves a divine vision, telling him of his god's plan to free his entire race from centuries of oppression and racism. With only this young priest and his brother surviving the massacre, the two try to implement their god's plan. Despite falling in with some less-than-savory characters, and the tragic death of the priest's brother, the priest never deviates from his destiny. Although the young priest initially had some racist attitudes, he realized how wrong he had been when a member of the race he disliked sacrificed himself to save the priest's life. Spurred by the sacrifice, the young priest leads a smashing victory against the very kingdom that murdered his family, toppled the ruling autocrasy, and created a free nation where his people could be safe. [[spoiler: Redcloak, ''Order of the Stick'']]
* Hounded across space by members of his own race, he was captured and put on a ship with execution or imprisonment awaiting him. But he enacted a daring escape, crashing the ship along with himself and his captors onto an alien planet, Earth. So that he would be accepted by the natives, he took on the name and legacy of an ancient hero, using technology he boldy stole from his former captors. A quick learner, he mastered a martial art not meant for his species and evenutally ruled all of Japan.His former captors went on to form a secretive corporation that employed armed vigilantes and was responsible for a notorious toxic waste spill ''in New York City''. He also adopted a orphaned human girl, who he trained and loved as his own daughter. Other of his employees include a former street thug who went on to become a successful buisnessman and a scientist who, while brilliant, was also extremely narcissictic and rebellious, forcing our subject to discipline him several times. A succesful buisness man, he privately funded the restoration of New York City after a devastating alien invasion. Through it all, his one desire was to simply go home. [[spoiler: Ch'rell, the Shredder, ''Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'']]
[[AC: Yumenoshima]]
* A young man struggling with a poor self-image due to a difficult childhood discovers he has a hidden talent and embraces it with gusto. He remains committed to the development of this new skill despite the efforts of those who would try to clip his wings, including his arrogant and belittling best friend. He gains a lot of weight after bravely fighting a debilitating chemical dependency. At great personal cost, he leaves it all behind and joins with others like himself to create something new. [[spoiler: Tetsuo, ''AKIRA'']]

[[AC: Flareth]]
* A man, who was taken from his home when he was younger, has dreams of a better world. Along with his friend, he tries to make the world a better place. [[spoiler: The Brain, ''Pinky and the Brain'']]

[[AC: GothicProphet]]
* A man who made a mistake in who he followed, then became trapped with the people he was to kill, then realized the error of his ways and saves their lives on several occasions, but they are very ungrateful and he is frequently in danger of violence. [[spoiler: Dr. Zachary Smith, ''LostInSpace'']]
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6th Dec '12 5:26:03 AM GothicProphet
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* A man who made a mistake in who he followed, then became trapped with the people he was to kill, then realized the error of his ways and saves their lives on several occasions, but they are very ungrateful and he is frequently in danger of violence. [[spoiler: Dr. Zachary Smith, ''LostinSpace'']]

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* A man who made a mistake in who he followed, then became trapped with the people he was to kill, then realized the error of his ways and saves their lives on several occasions, but they are very ungrateful and he is frequently in danger of violence. [[spoiler: Dr. Zachary Smith, ''LostinSpace'']]''LostInSpace'']]
6th Dec '12 5:25:34 AM GothicProphet
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* A man who made a mistake in who he followed, then became trapped with the people he was to kill, then realized the error of his ways and saves their lives on several occasions, but they are very ungrateful and he is frequently in danger of violence. [[spoiler: Dr. Zachary Smith, ''Lost in Space'']]

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* A man who made a mistake in who he followed, then became trapped with the people he was to kill, then realized the error of his ways and saves their lives on several occasions, but they are very ungrateful and he is frequently in danger of violence. [[spoiler: Dr. Zachary Smith, ''Lost in Space'']]''LostinSpace'']]
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[[AC: GothicProphet]]
* A man who made a mistake in who he followed, then became trapped with the people he was to kill, then realized the error of his ways and saves their lives on several occasions, but they are very ungrateful and he is frequently in danger of violence. [[spoiler: Dr. Zachary Smith, ''Lost in Space'']]
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* Abandoned by his father, with a mother that [[TheyJustDidntCare just didn't care]], he was taken in by his abusive grandmother. She let trained crows attack him for the slightest wrong doing. [[ItGotWorse Even worse]], his schoolmates bullied him constantly, and he was basically friendless, with even his crush pulling a PrankDate on him. [[spoiler:Jonathan Crane, also known as Scarecrow.]]

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* Abandoned by his father, with a mother that [[TheyJustDidntCare just didn't care]], he was taken in by his abusive grandmother. She let trained crows attack him for the slightest wrong doing. [[ItGotWorse Even worse]], worse, his schoolmates bullied him constantly, and he was basically friendless, with even his crush pulling a PrankDate on him. [[spoiler:Jonathan Crane, also known as Scarecrow.]]
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