Villain Playing Hero
As far as the villain is concerned, he's the hero of the tale and the heroes are the villains
- "Everyone is the hero of his own life story"
- Tai Lung of Kung Fu Panda wants the Dragon Scroll he believes is rightfully his, and that Shifu betrayed him after building up his dreams and letting Oogway reject him.
- In Final Fantasy VIII, Seifer grew up watching films about Sorceresses who tried to bring peace to the land and were protected by Sorceress Knights, and it was his dream to be such a Knight. He seizes the chance when this occurs in the game, becoming Sorceress Edea's bodyguard and deciding Squall and SeeD are enemy mercenaries he has to protect her from.
- The Knights Templar in the Assassin's Creed series. Best summed up by the "Reason You Suck" Speech Warren Vidic delivers to Assassin Desond Miles in Assassin's Creed III:
Vidic: We want to help the world, Desmond. To save it from itself! But you keep getting in the way. All our hard work, ruined! You're a fanatic! All your kind. Maintaining the erroneous belief that we are evil. That the work we do is wrong. We enrich lives here! We save and transform them! But you... you just keep taking... and taking what isn't yours.
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