* In almost all ''TransformersGenerationOne''-based continuities, Thundercracker is usually the most relatable of [[PowerTrio the Seekers]]. In the original cartoon, he was still villainous, but wasn't as stupid and cruel as Skywarp or as narcissistic and grasping as Starscream. In the recent AllHailMegatron comic event, he shows disgust at the experiments that created the Swarm, [[spoiler:and saves NewYorkCity from being nuked by another Decepticon because [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy the way of the Decepticons is not slaughter, but battle]]]]. In ''[[TransformersWarForCybertron War For Cybertron]]'', whereas Skywarp's in-game dialogue is [[HoldYourHippogriffs fuelthirsty]] and Starscream's is all vainglory, he expresses curiosity and wonders at the unusual environs of Cybertron's underworld (apt, as his [[AnAdventurerIsYou class]] for the mission is Scientist). In almost all "character profile" productions, he's usually described as being a reluctant follower who's still around mainly because he believes in the original ideals or because he's already gone so far.
* [[LoneDalek Krika]] from ''{{Bionicle}}''.
** Vezon might count; he's basically an Evil Overlord persona without any of the things that allow either the "evil" or the "overlord" part to work. It's lampshaded with one of the most memorable [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Crowning Moments Of Funny]] in the 10 year-plus story, as he disguises himself for a moment as a "Toa (Hero) of Anarchy".