* Nurgle, the Chaos god of disease, decay, despair, and destruction in the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' and ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' settings is a jovial, avuncular figure who lavishes attention on his "children" and sees himself as a creative force in the universe. He is often referred to as ''Grandfather Nurgle'', or even ''Papa Nurgle''. The same can be said for his mortal followers. In the fluff, you'll almost always see them joking or having a good time. At one point, after a POW gave up and agreed to worship Nurgle, his jailer just smiled and hugged him. ''TabletopGame/BlackCrusade'' makes Nurgle even more affable by explaining that his role in the cosmic scheme of things is as the "Celestial Janitor" for the EternalRecurrence; he's the guy who breaks down the ruins of the old and the corrupt after their decay generates the daemons of Chaos in the first place, creating the fertile loam from which new, purer life will spring in turn. And, given the CrapsackWorld nature of the setting, it's [[VillainHasAPoint very hard to argue]] with his stance that the current galaxy is well past the point where he should be euthanizing it and composting it.
** Also Trazyn the Infinite, a Necron lord who [[CollectorOfTheStrange collects various treasures throughout the galaxy]]. He could not care less about conquering anything, unlike most other Necrons, and generally has the demeanor of a jovial elderly man who owns a toy store. At one point, he was attacked by a few Imperial Guard platoons. He later sent a message to their commander stating that while they put up some unnecessary resistance during the transaction, he was genuinely grateful that he received the last few specimens he needed to complete his 'Guard platoon' collection (as what he presumed were gifts).[[note]]That's one way to see it. Otherwise a point can be made that he is just [[DeadpanSnarker joking]]. Said inquisitor received an armed Tessaract Labyrinth with the message, a trap that a human has almost no chance to escape. At another point Trazyn helped to conquer and exterminate an Eldar exodite world. He also has a nasty habit to make his collectibles [[AndIMustScream self aware]] and use other Necron Lords as his body doubles without telling them.[[/note]]
* The bread and butter of both ''World Of Darkness'' gamelines by WhiteWolf.
** ''TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness'': The Tzimisce clan from ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'' are generally affable towards guests in their domain. This is due to their ancient hospitality rites, which transcend even their love of recreational torture and desire to turn everything fleshy into [[AndIMustScream living, tortured abominations.]] A perfect example is [[BigBad Andrei]], a Fiend from ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'', who openly, calmly, and truthfully converses with the Player (unless they're Tremere) when they first meet in his mansion decorated by human flesh...
** ''TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness'': This is especially common in the ''TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem'' gameline. Since vampires are evil within the context of mundane human in-game morality, they do what they can to prevent themselves from ''appearing'' evil. The Ventrue and the Daeva clans, particularly, ''thrive'' on this trope, even going so far as to have an active rivalry between each other as to which style of manipulation (Honey vs. Vinegar) is superior. Unlike their Masquerade counterparts, the Nosferatu of Requiem can also handily play within this trope, and can even outdo their classier and prettier opponents.\\
In the Mekhet clanbook, Frances is funny, sweet, apologetic, and into indie music. She also brainwashes a house full of female students so she can feed on them, turns her boyfriend into her devoted ghoul ("I think I've broken him"), and toys with a female executive before killing her in the most humiliating way possible.
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'':
** ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' has [[http://forgottenrealms.wikia.com/wiki/Sshamath Sshamath]] -- technically, it's an evil drow [[TheMagocracy magocracy]], and they didn't disown [[ReligionOfEvil Lolth]], having only thrown off the theocracy. But for the sake of trade, it was made as pleasant as a drow city could be. This includes restrictions on slavery and having one of the best taverns catering to ''any'' sentient being (with special floors for freshwater, saltwater, and ''flame-dwelling'' clients).
** A few of the [[BigBad more sociable Darklords]] in ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'' comes off as this. In some campaigns, [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Strahd Von Zarovich]] can be downright charming, as long as you're not getting in his way in his never-ending quest [[IronicHell to claim the woman he lusted after]], or do anything he perceives as harming his beloved Homeland. Harkon Lucas is the classic Bard, a ladies' man who loves to entertain his guests -- it just so happens that [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent he's a man-eating wolfwere]], etc.
** ''{{Dragonlance}}'': Some of the Krynnish evil deities can be very friendly when they want to be. Sargonnas really does care about his followers, and has [[EvenEvilHasStandards standards]] and a sense of honor. Nuitari can get along well with Solinari and Lunitari, due to the three deities representing Evil, Good, and Neutral magic. He also can get along fairly well with mortals. Chemosh, the God of Undead, is apparently capable of caring enough for another being that he can feel genuine grief when that being is hurt. Zeboim, the Goddess of Storms, really does care for her son. In terms of mortals, the Black Robes frequently come across as being rather nice (Dalamar and Iolanthe) and are able to get along with their White and Red Robed fellow Wizards.
** In the TabletopGame/{{Planescape}} campaign there's the half-demon wise-man Rule-of-Three, named for [[RuleOfThree the axiom of the same name]], who sells information about demons and the Abyss in Sigil. If you can get past the fact that he's a demon, he's a pretty decent sort. (There are some pretty unpleasant rumors about how he gets his information, and his detractors tend to disappear before they can prove anything.) [[spoiler:Almost nobody knows that he works for the demon lord Graz'zt, the second most powerful - or third, depending on who you're talking to - ruler in the Abyss, who can also fit this Trope if he wants to; well, he's likely the closest to this Trope a demon lord can get.]]
** Planescape also has A'kin, proprietor of "The Friendly Fiend," a curio shop. A'kin is an arcanaloth, a powerful member of the NeutralEvil fiends known as the yugoloths. His stat block even lists him as NeutralEvil. He's also unfailingly polite and generous, often pushing little gifts (that inevitably prove useful) even on people who fail to buy anything in his shop. [[BlatantLies Sometimes he declares]] [[MostDefinitelyNotAVillain he's by no means a yugoloth]] ([[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial even when not asked]]), and that his shop had the name when he bought it from the last proprietor. ''Everyone'' is [[ParanoiaFuel convinced he must have a mind-bogglingly complex and long-reaching scheme going]].
* ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'': Laori Vaus. Dear Zon-Kuthon, Laori Vaus. She's a friendly, [[GenkiGirl upbeat]] allied NPC cleric in the ''Curse of the Crimson Throne'' module, who happens to be a devout follower of the god of darkness, pain, and loss (and not in a DarkIsNotEvil way, either). She's [[EnsembleDarkhorse one of the more popular]] TableTopGames/{{Pathfinder}} [=NPCs=].
* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'': Even in his EldritchAbomination form, Yawgmoth keeps his [[EvilGenius smart]], [[WickedCultured cultured]], [[WellIntentionedExtremist charismatic]] personality. He also rewards his faithful underlings with [[BodyHorror various augmentations]], which is seen as one of the highest honors in Phyrexian philosophy.
** Elesh Norn from ''New Phyrexia'' storyline is the fanatical leader of Machine Orthodoxy, a faction that sees flaying as the first step to perfection. However, she's also very charismatic and motherly (for Phyrexian standards, at least), and is in very good terms with the blue Praetor Jin-Gitaxias. She's depicted in cards as serene and poised.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Nobilis}}'': In third edition, Hell sincerely loves you, and everything else in existence, but has spent so long focusing its love on the corrupt and malignant that there's been a degree of cross-contamination. The [[OmnicidalManiac Excrucians]] can also come across as charming and caring yet a horrifying threat to all of existence.
** In the spinoff ''TabletopGame/ChuubosMarvelousWishGrantingEngine'', there's the Headmaster of the Bleak Academy. The Bleak Academy is an AcademyOfEvil that hungers to unmake the world, which has "your hopes are dead" on the Properties list for its gates, which sits in the space where a heavenly afterlife could be, and which trains its students to wage war on existence itself. One Kickstarter freebie detailed the Headmaster and the author of the game, Jenna Moran[[note]]who writes most of her Nobilis 3e/Chuubo stuff as though she was present in the setting[[/note]], striking up a strange friendship while doing their laundry in Fortitude; his stats include Compassion 3, Philosopher 3 and Teacher 1; and apart from that time he killed the old sun, most of what he does seems to be serving as a psychopomp rather than as the enemy of the world.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'': The ideal for Moonshadow Caste Abyssals is to be an approachable, sociable diplomat for the faction that wants to drag all of Creation into the Void at the bottom of the Underworld. But really, anyone with high social skills and goals that are opposed to yours can come across as this.