* 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 ''ComicBook/TheTransformersAllHailMegatron'' comic event, he shows disgust at the experiments that created the Swarm, [[spoiler:and saves UsefulNotes/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 ''Toys/{{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".