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An Anti-Hero Team is Exactly What It Says on the Tin, a group of people consisting of Anti Heroes. Sometimes, there will be an Anti-Villain on the team or even a Hero. In that case, it will be an mixed team. Often leads to Black and Grey Morality or Grey and Gray Morality.
Anime and Manga
- The five Magical Girls in Puella Magi Madoka Magica are mostly anti-heroic: Madoka herself is a Classical Anti-Hero, Mami looks like a heroic character but is ultimately a Knight in Sour Armor, while Sayaka is a truly heroic character but veers right into the Knight Templar and eventually Tragic Hero territory. Meanwhile, Kyouko and Homura are Unscrupulous Heroes, with a key difference that Kyouko only cares about herself, while Homura's motivations revolve around another person, specifically, Madoka.
- Marvel also has Daimon Hellstrom: The Son of Satan. The Badass Crew he joins in Marvel Zombies 3 is a team of antiheroes, including Main/Morbius the Living Vampire and Werewolf by Night.
- The late eighties and early nineties had the Teen Titans sister team, the "Team Titans," who were this to the point that one of them took to calling himself Deathwing.
- The Dark Avengers is more of a Villain Protagonist team. They paint themselves as "good" in front of public, but it comprises of the manipulating (and half-deranged) Norman Osborn as its leader and most of the team are Ax-Crazy in some ways or another.
- In Brave New World, we have Team Quantum's Aeon. The rest of Team Quantum still count, but Aeon takes it further when he sucks Team Ebony in his stomach-mouth and puts them through Training from Hell. As a reward, they are now fearless and can use time-themed attacks, but are severely traumatized as a result. Even the rest of Team Quantum didn't like what he did.
Live Action Film
- In the The Avengers movie, the eponymous team is comprised of one hero, four anti-heroes, and one anti-heroine. Moreover, the anti-heroic characters exemplify different shades of anti-heroism: Bruce is a Classical Anti-Hero, Tony and Thor are Disney Anti-Heroes, while Hawkeye and Black Widow are Unscrupulous Heroes. Captain America is the only proper hero on this superhero team.
Live Action TV
- The Strike Team from The Shield
- The military team from The Unit. They are a representation of real world US special operations soldiers like Delta Force, Seal Team Six, etc. They are highly trained, efficient, and ruthless. They will do anything needed to complete their missions. Although they operate by some rules and moral codes, they are trained to do things that the average person would not have the stomach for.
- Team Leverage: Running down the list, we have an alcoholic ex-insurance agent who plans and runs cons, a grifter, a hitter with a very dark past, a computer hacker, and a world-class cat burglar. They Fight Crime and are heroes to many people, but their methods are less than legal, and have involved hurting some innocent folks, as well.
- The Star Wolf team in Star Fox started as a generic "evil Star Fox" group, but in sequels, the team becomes more anti-heroic. The removal of the two "scum" characters Pigma (a traitor) and Andrew (nephew of the main villain in Star Fox 64) and the addition of a ladies' man named Panther (who falls in love with a character on the heroes team) gave them an opportunity to work with Star Fox.
- Team Chaotix from Sonic the Hedgehog. They'll do good, but they expect to be paid-handsomely. Vector at least has his better moments, such as finding a kid's lost toy for free.
- "Team Dark", consisting of Shadow, Rouge, and E-123 Omega, are this ever since Sonic Heroes. They may help save the world, but only for their different reasons. Not to mention they also clash against Sonic and his friends if the situation calls for it.
- King of Fighters XI introduces the Anti-Kyokugen Team, consisting of Kasumi Todo, Eiji Kisaragi, and Malin; each of whom has a personal grudge against Ryo Sakazaki, Robert Garcia, and Yuri Sakazaki respectively. Sadly for them, they end up as a comedic group of punch clock villains.