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->''"That dude... scares me."''
-->-- '''Franchise/{{Spider-Man}}''' about '''SelfDemonstrating/{{Wolverine}}''', who's slashing up robot mooks while laughing maniacally, ''VideoGame/MarvelUltimateAlliance''

The good guys don't always have to be warm and cuddly, or even all that attractive for that matter. Sometimes, they're even downright ''[[NightmareFuel scary]]''.

This trope mostly applies to {{Friendly Neighborhood Vampire}}s, {{Noble Demon}}s, {{Uncanny Valley Girl}}s, etc. Nonhuman characters get this a ''lot'', but it can also apply to full humans who unnerve allies and audience members with their methods or mannerisms. It can also follow a HeelFaceTurn, if the character switching to the side of good retains some [[ALighterShadeOfGray moral ambiguity]] or monstrous [[RedRightHand traits]]. {{Psycho Sidekick}}s and good-guy (or at least harmless) versions of StalkerWithACrush can fall under this, as well.

Contrast HandsomeDevil and VillainWithGoodPublicity, which are inversions, and FaceMonsterTurn, in which a good character changes sides after becoming creepy. CreepyAwesome may also apply, especially in the case of particularly {{Badass}} characters.

Compare GoodIsNotNice and DarkIsNotEvil, which are sister tropes, and the NightmareFuelStationAttendant, who is usually also Creepy Good (unless, of course, they're evil). If it's the ''main character'' who's Creepy Good, it's a case of HorrifyingHero or TerrorHero.



[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Hallelujah in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'', the other personality of Allelujah, is a CrazyAwesome psycho that'll do anything to stay alive and enjoys killing people. The others don't see much of him outside of battle, though.
%% * The Undertaker from BlackButler.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'': Zoro and Robin are the only members of the Straw Hats to have killed in the past. Usopp, Nami, and Chopper frequently find them both "creepy" or "nuts" depending on the situation.
** Nico Robin was an assassin (and still doesn't have any problems with [[NeckSnap snapping the Mooks' necks]]), used to be TheDragon, and frequently makes morbid comments about death. Her power to grow body parts from any surface also adds to her creep factor.
** Zoro is willing to chop his own feet off to join a fight and creeps the others out with his sheer determination and willpower, not to mention his monstrous strength.
* Hiruma from ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'': "So scary... and yet so reliable!"
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''
** Usually PlayedForLaughs, Captain Unohana is TheDreaded to everyone who threatens her ire. A smile from her sends chills down the spines of even the [[BloodKnight 11th Division]]. [[spoiler:When she fights, she lets down her hair and transforms into Yachiru, a truly [[EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette eerie]], blood-powered BloodKnight who was the original Kenpachi of the 11th division.]]
** Senjumaru Shutara, with her CreepilyLongArms, damn-near robotic levels of serenity, and penchant for mutilation, is so intimidating that even the creepy Mayuri is off-balanced by her.
* In ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', Hotaru Tomoe is an innocent young girl who just happens to be the messiah of destruction. Sometimes her eyes even glow red. It doesn't help that she also happens to be [[{{cyborg}} part robot]].
* Dr. Franken Stein from ''Manga/SoulEater''. To put this into perspective, he routinely 'experiments on people' and told his partner he switched two of his toes when he was sleeping. He didn't; he was just screwing with him, but the fact that everyone found this a believable thing for him to have done says it all. At the same time, he's also one of the DWMA's most powerful and reliable members, [[spoiler: right up until he goes insane]].
* Faust VIII from ''Manga/ShamanKing'' joins up with Yoh, TheProtagonist, despite him introducing himself by trying to vivisect Yoh's sidekick. He looks and acts depraved but is generally good-natured otherwise.
* In ''Manga/GunslingerGirl'', the [[CreepyChild cyborgs]].
-->'''Alphonso''': It's just the thought of these little girls who can kill terrorists and speak three languages, and here they are singing Beethoven in the bitter cold. It's a shame they have to be cyborgs.
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''
** Al ([[AnimatedArmor a disembodied soul bonded to a suit of armor]]) tends to scare people whenever they take off his helmet and find nobody inside the suit. But he's really an innocent kid who just wants his human body back. His sweet childlike voice removes a lot of the creepiness.
** [[spoiler:Van Hohenheim is a human PhilosophersStone who draws his powers from the souls of sacrificed human beings. To be fair, he never ''wanted'' to become a PhilosophersStone, and he has made peace with the souls who power his alchemy and knows each soul by name.]]
%%** [[spoiler: Greed and Scar, after their {{Heel Face Turn}}s.]]
%%* L, Near, and Mello from ''Manga/DeathNote'' all have some of this.
* Even after his HeelFaceTurn, Gajeel from ''Manga/FairyTail'' is one of the series' more brutal, bloodthirsty characters who jumps into a fray with a wicked grin and cackle, so it takes a while for his comrades to trust him (that, and he destroyed their guilhall and assaulted three of their most defenseless members earlier). This becomes most evident when [[spoiler:Gajeel eats Rogue's shadow and gains his powers, giving him a downright nightmarish face that freaks out his friends, and a BadassBoast to remind Rogue just how terrifying he is]].
** Flare leaves a first impression with her limp gait, [[ThousandYardStare empty eyes]], and a fixation on Lucy that almost reaches StalkerWithoutACrush levels. When she shows up after her HeelFaceTurn, she tells Lucy that she's never stopped stalking her since their last meeting. She's just joking, but she still says it with [[http://static4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130816175261/fairytail/images/3/3d/Flare_the_stalker.png the most unsettling look on her face]].
* In some continuities of ''{{Cyborg 009}}'', such as the 1980 ''Legends of the Super Galaxy'' movie, Albert Heinrich (Cyborg 004) has a dark personality. Averted in the 2001 series, which softened his personality considerably.
* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'': The Rogue Titan that appeared during the Battle of Trost is utterly terrifying in both it's [[GlasgowGrin appearance]] and [[TheBerserker fighting style]], but it has no interest in attacking humans and instead runs around [[CurbStompBattle beating the crap out of]] the regular Titans. [[spoiler:That's because the Rogue Titan is [[TheHero Eren Jaeger]]]].

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Franchise/{{Batman}}
** Some interpretations of Batman's membership in the {{Justice League|Of America}} are portrayed this way. Everyone has their seat at the table, and Batman's off in a corner being quiet (if you notice him at all). This crosses with his status as CrazyPrepared. The rest of the League is creeped out that this guy has files on how to kill/maim/disable the rest of them. That, and being creepy is Batman's schtick.
* In DCComics, we have ComicBook/TheCreeper, adequately enough. The guy is so batshit loco that even ''SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker'' considers him a lunatic!
* In the early days, SpiderMan was often seen as creepy by many fellow heroes in the MarvelUniverse, even as recently as TheNineties, as seen when he and ComicBook/{{Nova}} fought the Tri-Sentinel. Prominent reasons for this were [[UncannyValley his face-covering mask with giant menacing bug-eyes and his penchant for contorting himself in strange ways]], his [[WallCrawling ability to cling to any surface]], and his knack for [[StealthHiBye showing up out of the blue]], to say nothing of the fact that he is often a HeroWithBadPublicity.
** Also, while it isn't canon, even WonderWoman mentioned he was creepy during his second CrossOver with {{Superman}}.
** Also extends to Eddie Brock (during his AntiHero days) and Flash Thompson when bonded to the Comicbook/{{Venom}} symbiote, since Venom is basically SpiderMan with {{Lovecraftian Superpower}}s. Toxin as well.
* When ComicBook/IronMan made his debut, he had an all gray suit of armor. A passerby mentioned how creepy he looked in such a dark color so he repainted the suit gold in order to avert this trope.
* Marvel Comics also has the Legion of Monsters, which is [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin what it sounds like]]. Mostly they just try to protect their own kind from over-zealous monster hunters, but they're basically good people (and ComicBook/{{Morbius}} the Living Vampire is an occasional full-blown superhero).
* Varies with Comicbook/DoctorStrange. He often unnerves {{muggles}} and other superheroes without intending to. When he ''does'' try, he's frightening enough to un-hulk and completely alienate Red She-Hulk with a few whispered words. DependingOnTheWriter, the unsettling effect he has on others does not trouble him at all and is just another tool he can use to his best advantage; in other depictions it makes him unhappy and increases the burden of loneliness and isolation he carries as Sorcerer Supreme.
* Abin Sur of Earth-20 from ''[[ComicBook/TheMultiversity Society of Super-Heroes: Conquerors of the Counter-World #1]]''. He keeps his distance from the inhabitants of Earth because he's aware that he resembles the world's interpretation of Satan and doesn't want to freak anyone out. Doc Fate doesn't care what he looks like and considers him an ally.
* In his early days, Wolverine was the creepy member of the X-Men. His berserk temper and willingness to kill often freaked out his teammates.

* In [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4657412/1/Operation_There_Is_No_Operation Operation: There Is No Operation]], a ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' fanfic, V8 is this to the rest of the KND, being the local ExaltedTorturer who works with them.
* ''Fanfic/NobodyDies'': Rei and her sisters. Everyone in the story reacts like they're the scariest things around (even the Angels are considered less threatening), what with the StealthHiBye, the kidnapping people through air vents, and general strangeness. Even the fans refer to this version of Rei as Terrifying!Rei. However, they're all good and kind at heart (even if they have possibly the most [[CrazyAwesome bizarre ways of showing it]]), and would do anything to protect those they care for.
* In ''FanFic/TerminalJustice'', a ''Franchise/HarryPotter''/''JusticeLeague'' crossover, Harry was interpreted as this by the League members a lot of the time, chiefly due to his gray morality and his ownership of a sword that could turn into a scythe and a motorcycle that could turn into a ghost horse.
* ''FanFic/LifeAfterHayate'' notes that most people are frightened of [[LyricalNanoha the Wolkenritter]] to the point they will physically react to their presence by going for a weapon or wetting their pants, as they constituted one of the best-known nightmare scenarios a soldier of the Time-Space Administrative Bureau could have faced for sixty years before they came to serve the Bureau instead.
* In ''Fanfic/TheShadowWars'' WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic universe, during the last third of the Shadow Wars practically all the Changelings are ''allies'' of Equestria. The Ponies accept them as allies, but still find them creepy.

* Elise in ''Film/{{Insidious}}'' is a creepy old lady with PsychicPowers who talks about ThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow as if she's discussing the weather... but she's legitimately trying to help the protagonists save their kid from evil spirits.
* Most of the characters of ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas''. The people of [[{{Halloweentown}} Halloween Town]] aren't evil (except for Oogie Boogie, who's ostracized by the rest of the townsfolk), but they're scary both by nature and because it's their job. They do nearly ruin Christmas, but out of lack of understanding rather than malice, and [[TheHero Jack]] eventually has a MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment and sets things right.
* Cameron Vale in ''Film/{{Scanners}}'' is a seemingly-psychopathic drifter with terrifying psychic powers who talks in a CreepyMonotone and has little-to-no personality or outside interests beyond the main plot. The basic undercurrent of his character is that he's fighting the evil psychics because it's slightly more interesting than staring at the wall.
* In many of the film adaptations of ''Literature/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'', Quasimodo is hideously deformed and socially inept, which makes him deeply unsettling to other characters. However, he shows himself to be heroic by protecting Esmeralda, defending Notre Dame, and giving Frollo his just desserts.
* Meg in ''Film/TheUndead'', who is a hideous witch but devoted to good and an ally of Pendragon.
* {{Downplayed}} with Manolo in ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife''. He's a skeleton for half of the movie, but he's more cute, than scary.

* ''Franchise/HarryPotter''
** Luna Lovegood is a mild version of this, in that she spouts horrific conspiracy theories and seems to be attuned to whole levels of magic the other characters can't access. She even gets stuck with the nickname "Loony Lovegood" because everyone else thinks she's crazy. Some consider it a good thing that the movie left out [[spoiler:the huge portraits of her friends she painted on her bedroom ceiling that were linked with chains made of the word "friends"]].
** Harry's godfather Sirius Black. He's a falsely convicted mass murderer who, immediately after escaping prison, attempts to commit one of the very murders he was falsely convicted of. (The man Sirius tried to kill, who wasn't even dead, was the one who framed Sirius in the first place and was behind all the other murders Sirius allegedly committed.) He takes two forms: either an EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette who LooksLikeCesare and first appears in ragged prison garb, or a huge black dog that's often identified as a death omen. He lives in a creepy old house he inherited from his Dark Wizard ancestors, with house-elf heads mounted on the walls. He used to ruthlessly bully Severus Snape as a teenager, once attempting to play a DeadlyPrank on him (and at the time the story takes place, Sirius doesn't show much regret for this incident). He sometimes seems a bit off his rocker due to the horrible years he suffered in prison. And yes, he's a good guy.
** Severus Snape, although it's not clear that he's a good guy until the very end of the series.
* Misha, the ghost boy in ''TheFarwalkersQuest'', fits. Ghosts aren't very common in the world, and he can only really communicate with the protagonist in her [[DreamingOfThingsToCome dreams]], during which she sees his [[LivingShadow true]] [[EldritchAbomination form]].
* In the ''Literature/InheritanceCycle'', Elva is an infant with violet eyes and an adult's voice in a child's body, which scares the hell out of many adults. She is (ostensibly) on the good side, but she isn't above using her power of knowing what someone's future pain is, someone's fears, or hopes for manipulation of powerful people for her own benefit.
* ''{{Nightside}}'': Razor Eddie, "Punk God of the Straight Razor", is described as "an extremely disturbing agent of good. The forces of good didn't get a say in the matter". Fair enough, since he's a reformed -- but not ''retired'' -- SerialKiller who targets those who threaten children and the homeless and has been known to leave buildings soaked in blood but conspicuously absent of corpses.
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}''
** The Igors are (usually) good guys, but tend to creep out a lot of people, due to their MixAndMatchMan prowess.
** Carrot gives off this impression to some, if only because they're unable to tell if his seeming pure-heartedness is genuine, or an incredibly convincing ruse to get what he needs.
** You don't get much creepier than a seven foot tall skeleton in a hooded black robe yet DEATH is {{Adorkable}} and unmistakeably on our side.
*** His granddaughter Susan as well. She started out as Creepy Neutral, and was rather cold and cynical. She has since become something of a FriendToAllChildren, taking jobs as a much-loved governess and school teacher, as kids have no trouble accepting her strange abilities. She still tends to freak out adults a little, as she hangs out as a bar for undead patrons, and her hair has an unsettling tendency to rearrange itself. (And she's still cold and cynical.)
%% * So, so many in the Dr. Seuss books... a special mention to Clark in the Park in the Dark.
* The eponymous character of the Literature/SkulduggeryPleasant series. Sure, he's personable, hilarious, and has an AwesomeEgo. That does not get rid of the fact that he is a ''walking skeleton''. And that's not even going into his extreme anger issues and the details of his DarkAndTroubledPast.
* [[Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory Willy Wonka]] is the world's greatest candymaker and FunPersonified. He is ''also'' a {{Trickster}}, a MadScientist, and a NightmareFetishist whose factory is a CrapsaccharineWorld and FalseUtopia -- should one not heed his warnings about what should and shouldn't be touched, absurd-yet-dreadful fates are in store, and he'll have NoSympathy. He's a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, even an AntiHero, but he and his world are presented as fundamentally good and wonderful, especially when contrasted to the dreary, unfair outside world that is often easy on the bad and hard on the good. And his strange way of thinking is what's made him the success story he is (to the point that he's [[TheWonka named a trope]]). His creepy-good nature becomes more obvious in adaptations, particularly [[Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory the 1971 film]] and the [[Theatre/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory 2013 stage musical]] (in the latter, the character's introductory song "It Must Be Believed to Be Seen" is a WelcomingSong / IAmGreatSong, but stylistically owes a lot to the VillainSong trope...).
%%* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''
%%** Strider. Until his true identity as Aragorn is revealed.
%%** Gandalf.
%%** Galadriel.
%%* The three spirits from ''Literature/AChristmasCarol'' each qualify.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''{{Smallville}}'', ''Homecoming'', [[spoiler:Brainiac 5]]. When he first appears, he starts off by performing some of his trademark MindRape. The fact that he keeps his CreepyMonotone doesn't help matters, and Clark immediately demanded that he leave everyone alone the moment he came in.
%% * ''Series/{{Lost}}'': Ben Linus is like this after his HeelFaceTurn.
%% * ''Series/{{NCIS}}'': Abby, especially when she takes a case as SeriousBusiness.
* Det. Goren in ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'': He's OneHeadTaller, can BreakingSpeech like a pro thanks to his FBI profiler training, and has issues being TheUnfavorite of his mother because his father [[spoiler:was a serial killer]], though he didn't know that. Also, the only person who seems to understand him is a female serial killer.
* Franchise/SherlockHolmes
** Series/{{Sherlock}}, from the show of the same name, is an EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette NightmareFetishist with NoSocialSkills and MadScientist tendencies. He fights crime! Fortunately, [[TheNotLoveInterest John]] isn't squeamish.
** To a lesser extent, Sherlock Holmes in ''Series/TheAdventuresOfSherlockHolmesAndDoctorWatson'' as well, particularly in the first episode. He's friendlier than Cumberbatch's Holmes, but retains the mad scientist streak (keeping a human eyeball in a glass of water in the sitting room -- really, Sherlock?) and there's enough mysterious ''weirdness'' about him that, early in their acquaintance, Watson [[EntertaininglyWrong believes that his new flatmate is a secret criminal mastermind]].
* Finch from ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' can find out pretty much everything there is to know about someone's personal life and will show off that knowledge in many offhand ways, has surveillance on everyone he's in contact with, and is impossible to pin down or [[TheSpook find anything about him]].
* Will Graham in ''Series/{{Hannibal}}'' is somewhat off-putting in how he interacts with others ([[NotGoodWithPeople other human beings at least]], he's [[HeroesLoveDogs better with dogs]]), has serious psychological issues, and has an almost supernatural knack for empathizing with serial killers and mentally reconstructing violent crimes.
%% * ''Series/{{Charmed}}'':
%% ** The MirrorUniverse version of Barbas, the Demon of ''Hope''. Despite being good, he's ''still'' creepy as hell.
%% ** ''Everyone'' in "It's a Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad World Part 2", due to an overabundance of good throwing off the BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil.
* Glen Bishop's [[CreepyChild off putting behavior]] in the early seasons of ''Series/MadMen'' along with his odd mannerisms have earned him the name [[FanNickname Creepy Glen]], but his intentions have largely been benign and in the latter seasons has proven to be the most decent person in [[{{Woobie}} Sally's]] life.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** The Doctor generally acts affably and charmingly, but we are constantly reminded that he is an alien with [[BlueAndOrangeMorality his own system of morality which only partially overlaps with human conceptions of good and bad]]. He seems to be rather a fan of the human way of doing things, even if he has no instinctive capability for it himself, which is [[MoralityChain the primary reason why he tends to take Companions in the new series]]. Some of his incarnations are particularly terrifying, such as his First self, who looks and acts like a MadScientist and [[{{Jerkass}} does not seem to care about other people at all]], his Fourth self who had [[CreepyBlueEyes strange bulging eyes]] and cared exclusively about his own freedom, his Sixth self who bordered on MonsterClown, his Seventh self, a Machiavellian [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]] who used [[ObfuscatingStupidity a thin veneer of bumbling-fool]] to use everyone around him as pawns, and his Tenth self, who appears to be a dashing romantic but is at heart unspeakably ruthless. Several characters mention being instinctively afraid of the Ninth Doctor, with Rose even saying at one point that she found him scarier on first meeting than her first encounter with a Dalek.
** A number of monsters end up being this, such as the Ood, and as revealed in "Time of the Doctor", [[spoiler: most of the Silence]]. "The Sensorites" introduces us to a race of aliens that use psychic MindRape as a weapon and uses a closeup of a hideous Sensorite against the glass of the spaceship as its first {{Cliffhanger}}, but they turn out to be a rather sweet, vulnerable species who really just want the humans to leave them alone.
** The fish people in "The Underwater Menace" horrify Polly, but it soon turns out that they're actually just human survivors of shipwrecks who were surgically converted to work as slaves by the Atlanteans. They aren't bad people and are persuaded very easily to go on strike in order to help defeat the MadScientist trying to blow up the earth ForTheEvulz.
%% * ''Series/TheMunsters'' and ''Series/TheAddamsFamily''.
* The title characters from ''Series/SapphireAndSteel''. It's explicitly stated a couple of times that they aren't human. What they '''are''' is never explained, but they verge on the HumanoidAbomination with their chilly personalities, somewhat unconvincing attempts to connect to humans, and tendency to ShootTheDog a lot.
* Linder from TheBridgeUS is definitely on the side of the angels (working in a homeless shelter and moonlighting by smuggling abused women over the Mexican border into the US), but is undeniably creepy (speaking in a low CreepyMonotone, acting fidgety when asked too many questions about what he does, and showing a willingness to hurt people that get in his way). His associate Bob (who runs a safehouse for the women rescued) is a bit more charismatic, but apparently has a ''very'' DarkAndTroubledPast (he used to be a drug addict, and he apparently assaulted someone [[NoodleImplements using a dirtbike]] in Tulsa).

[[folder:Play-by-Post Games]]
* ''Roleplay/HonorableHogwarts'' loves this trope. [[WellIntentionedExtremist Jason]], [[MagnificentBastard Aldous]], [[{{Goth}} Lena]], [[PhysicalGod Mandos]], and [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Abel]] are just the main-character examples. And considering the site's aggressively gray morality, more characters will likely be introduced who fit this trope later on.

* The ''Jade Regent'' Campaign from Podcast/{{RPGMP3}} features a character called Misty the [[HornyDevils Succubus]]. Misty is a [[TheDitz bubbly]], [[BrainlessBeauty bouncy]], [[DumbBlonde charmingly na´ve]] teenage girl with [[BuxomIsBetter talents that make her invaluable to the team]]. She also happens to be a [[HornyDevils demonic Succubus from the deepest pits of the Abyss]], who [[CuteMonsterGirl enjoys long walks on the beaches by the lakes of fire and brimstone]], and [[CreepyGood occasionally starts singing while disemboweling people with her claws]]. She's really a very nice person, once you get to know her.

* There's a serious reason why angels in Literature/TheBible always say "Be not afraid!" to mortals before trying to say anything else. While a few of them do embody the ThemeParkVersion of angels that so many of us imagine when hearing the term, a majority of angels were [[CosmicHorror downright]] [[CthulhuMythos eldritch]] in their appearance. Some biblical descriptions of angels are almost identical to what today would be perceived by the public as a UFO sighting.

* ''Warhammer40K'': Eldar Harlequins are MonsterClown DanceBattler Ninjas, with horrifying weapons that can explode you in an instant or turn you into a drooling imbecile, wear grinning masks and serve a god who is, for all intents and purposes, TheJoker. They are also the best line of defense against both Chaos (servants of the gods of rape, murder, mutation, and disease) and the Necrons (robot servants of the GrimReaper who are trying to end all life in the galaxy).

* Onua from the {{Bionicle}} series, at least in his first incarnation. He's a hunchback, his body is completely black, he lives underground, he has gigantic bladed claws for hands, and like all other Toa he wears a mask that completely obscures his face, but ''his'' mask looks like [[Franchise/FridayThe13th Jason Voorhees']]. This is not made any better in his Toa Nuva form, in which he ditches the big claws for chainsaws. And through the series the poor guy is one of the most helpful and useful characters. Seriously, though, in some of the promotional art he looks like a monster that's about to attack Tahu.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* From ''ArTonelicoQoga: Knell of Ar Ciel'': Even after [[spoiler:Soma]] makes a HeelFaceTurn and start helping the heroes, she's ''still'' creepy as hell, due in no small part to her spectacular SlasherSmile. Her LimitBreak in particular is disturbing. Of course, it helps that she's a [[spoiler:MonsterClown]].
* Faust from ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' is a freakishly tall, demented, sometimes AxCrazy DeadlyDoctor who wears a BrownBagMask... and yet is still indisputably good.
* Justice from the ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins:Awakening'' expansion is an spirit inhabiting a decayed corpse. He also happens to be noble, just and genuinely looking to help mortals. However, by the start of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', [[NotAsYouKnowThem he has changed]].
** Anders can be this himself at times in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', even without Justice's help. It is all but outright stated that Anders is practically obsessed with a romanced Hawke, even before the romance officially kickstarts. If in a rivalmance with Hawke he can make the remark, "I swear! I don't know whether to kiss you or kill you!". In another scene he can also say, "Why is it you can say nothing without making me want to wring your neck?". And then, in any romance, he can always make the extremely disturbing statement, "I would drown us in blood to keep you safe."
** Morrigan from ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins''. She's a [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]] EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette LadyofBlackMagic who views love as [[LoveIsAWeakness incompatible]] with her [[SocialDarwinist Darwinist]] outlook on life. She also happens to know fifteen different poisons that grow in the Kocari Wilds.
** From VideoGame/DragonAgeOriginsAwakening, The Messenger, one of the Disciples of the Architect, he's a sapient Darkspawn, that depending on the player's choices can actively aid the player in the final battle and if allowed to leave afterwards will become a MysteriousProtector, helping out random travelers on the road, albeit [[TyphoidMary accidentally tainting a few of them.]]
** Cole from ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' is the newest addition to this trope. He looks like a [[SeriouslyScruffy bedraggled scarecrow]] dressed in rags, with BlindingBangs and glazed, feverish eyes. He is a spirit-like entity capable of [[TheEmpath sensing pain]] and often repeats people's thoughts out loud whether they want him to or not. However, [[WeHelpTheHelpless he genuinely wants to help people]] and will go out of his way to do so, even if his deeds will not be remembered.
* ''VideoGame/{{Skylanders}}'' has shades of this for some of his members. Most notably, the ones classified as "[[TheUndead Undead]]", including Chop Chop, a [[DemBones skeleton]] knight; Ghost Roaster, a ghost who has the habit to ''eat'' other spirits; Hex, an undead [[OurElvesAreBetter elven]] [[{{Necromancy}} Necromancer]] with bone-based spells and a taste for grim lines; and Cynder, a [[TheAtoner redeemed]] [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience Black Dragon]] who despite being portrayed as a nice character is known to still creep out some of her teammates.
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'': The setting's foremost retired MadScientist and widely believed to be a [[{{Necromancy}} Necromancer]], Jade Curtiss can definitely pull this off when he wants to, although he spends most his time as a DeadpanSnarker.
* The ''{{VideoGame/Diablo}}'' series:
** The second game allows the player to incarnate a [[{{Necromancy}} Necromancer]] who uses bone-based spells, summons skeletons and golems ''made of blood'', can use poison-based attacks, and has a liking for dark comments, but is otherwise a good guy.
** [[VideoGame/DiabloIII The third game]] introduces, as a player character, the WitchDoctor, who, in addition to summoning creatures such as spiders, poisonous frogs, or zombie dogs and bears, is a NightmareFetishist, but is portrayed as one of the nicest characters amongst the playable classes.
* ''PlanescapeTorment'':
** The Nameless One. Even if played as the nicest and noblest person ever, he will still be a corpse-like man covered by horrible scars.
** Also Morte, who despite being a floating skull is the ''only'' party member who's actually good aligned.
* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'':
*** Midna. She spends most of the game either as a creepy imp covered in strange markings, or as a LivingShadow. [[spoiler:At one point in the game, she uses the Fused Shadows to transform into a borderline EldritchAbomination.]] She possesses strange powers of darkness, and acts mysterious and disagreeable. But she's definitely on the side of good.
*** Link himself, who has the power to transform into a wolf with dark powers.
** The cursed family from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'': they live in a dark creepy house and look like spiders, but they're harmless and will even reward you for breaking the curse.
** And in the direct sequel, ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'', we have the Happy Mask Salesman. Good? Most definitely, considering that he's the one who set you out on the quest to save the world. Human? [[AmbiguouslyHuman Arguable at best]]... In fact, he'd be ''less'' creepy if it ever turned out that he ''wasn't'' human. At the very least it would explain ''why'' he is so creepy.
** Batreaux from ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]]'' is a type of bat-demon who lives in a creepy old shack beneath a graveyard, and also he's [[LickedByTheDog best buddies with a little girl]]. The whole questline associated with him is all about helping him turn human so he can safely befriend the residents of Skyloft instead of terrifying them with his very presence. [[note]]Despite not being evil himself, his demon form also apparently emanates some kind of evil aura, as once you turn him human, monsters no will no longer appear in Skyloft and night and the Remlits will no longer go feral.[[/note]]
%% ** Several characters from ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Majora's Mask]].'' The Happy Mask Salesman (unless you're of the camp that assumes he's secretly evil) is probably the favorite example among the fandom, but a case could be made for nearly half the cast.
* Sabrina from ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', up until the ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'' remakes where her design was made more casual. She's possibly the most powerful [[PsychicPowers psychic]] human in the games, has a [[WhipItGood whip]] in her original appearance, has [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyes]], and her official art [[http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/7/72/Sabrinas-Eyes.jpg doesn't]] [[http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/1/19/Sabrinas-ESP.png help]] [[http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/2/22/Sabrinas-Psychic-Control.jpg her case]]. She is however a nice, if stoic, woman who is a ReluctantWarrior.
* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'': It's hard to get much creepier than Henry without blazing right on past any semblance of hero territory. He's ''[[SociopathicHero dangerously]]'' [[SociopathicHero unhinged]] and seems to have no concept of [[LackOfEmpathy human empathy]] or [[BlueAndOrangeMorality morality]], and even his in-game profile notes him as cruel and having a [[BloodKnight gruesome lack of mercy on the battlefield...]] all while being disarmingly optimistic. He's almost never seen without a [[PerpetualSmiler cheerful smile]] and often displays a surprisingly sweet and affectionate demeanor with his friends... right up until he offers to do things like murder ''their own side's leader'' in order to start the most chaotic and bloody war in history [[ItMakesSenseInContext if doing so would make a friend feel better]]. The kicker? [[ObliviouslyEvil He genuinely doesn't understand how that could possibly be wrong if the end result was a friend being happy]]. The other kicker? [[spoiler: He didn't ''start'' like this, but became the incarnation of the trope after a DarkAndTroubledPast that includes ParentalNeglect, a dead OnlyFriend, and either an OrphanageOfFear or a BoardingSchoolOfHorrors... all before he was in his teens.]] And it takes Henry quite a while to [[CharacterDevelopment start realising that violence isn't the way to solve all stuff.]]
** Tharja, too. Mostly comes off as a deranged StalkerWithACrush who only joined the good guys because of her fascination with the protagonist (and also because they appeared to be the side with the better chance of victory), and similar to Henry and violence, her solution to almost anything is to put a curse on someone. [[spoiler:Noire]]'s unpaired ending suggests that she might have become a bit more stable in the end, though.
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'' has Igor. He's hunched, balding, has bulging bloodshot eyes, a long nose, and a CheshireCatGrin you could easily mistake for a SlasherSmile. He's one of the most benevolent figures in the franchise and only seeks to help the main characters through their hardships.
* Mantorok in EternalDarkness: An EldritchAbomination that has coexisted relatively peacefully with humans for millennia, and is certainly better than the ''other three'' Eldritch Abominations you encounter.
* ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'': According to a rather popular theory concerning the game, the animatronics are an example of this trope. Although they're prone to being downright terrifying between being practically the definition of uncanny valley and most likely being the ghosts of dead children using the suits as second bodies, the animatronics are actually trying to stop any potential criminal from harming another child.


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* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary''
** [[BlobMonster Sergeant Schlock]]:
-->'''[[TheMedic Dr. Bunnigus]]''': [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2008-02-22 You're creepy. I'm glad you're on our side.]]
** Lota ("[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Longshoreman Of The Apocalypse]]") may be the most reasonable AI around, but his quirks and choice of mechanical avatars don't exactly help him to win the trust of people.
* In ''Webcomic/WapsiSquare'', Shelly's conscience tends to appear as a [[CreepyChild creepy little girl]], so even though she is unambiguously good, she tends to frighten people encountering her for the first time.
* ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'': Kin the [[SnakePeople Yuan-ti]], who escapes a {{mook}} by creeping him out and then scaring him into dropping the leash that keeps her under MindControl.
* From ''Webcomic/LeagueOfSuperRedundantHeroes'', we have [[http://superredundant.com/?p=331 Spank]] the gimp superhero. He's definitely a good guy, but good luck getting a good night's sleep after meeting him.
* All the [[spoiler:Alternate Mothers]] from ''Webcomic/AwfulHospital''.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''Literature/{{Worm}}'': Admittedly, the goodness of most of [[VillainProtagonist The Undersiders]] is more easily measured in what they refuse to do then in any outright heroics, but they are mostly decent, despite the fact that their powers include Sensory Deprivation, Bug Control, and Lovecraftian Dogs. This isn't that unusual in the setting; a few heroes and a number of the more benevolent villains are naturally unsettling, though not to the same degree.
* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic is an all-human TragicHero, but different parts of his personality have been explicitly compared to HIM from ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'', Baby-Doll from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' and Elsa from ''Film/{{Splice}}''.
* ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale's'' Cecil Palmer comes off as this, given his calm and deadpan narration of the horrifying events that routinely occur around town, as well as his cheerful endorsement of the maniacal City Council and the Sheriff's Secret Police.
** Almost any citizen of Night Vale, no matter how kind and affable, will drift into this trope occasionally. A number of quite creepy characters seemed almost certainly malevolent at first, only to turn out to be good many episodes later.
* ''WebAnimation/MagicalBorderPatrol'': Jake Harrier is a teenager corrrupted by powerful magic into a greyskinned, [[BlackEyesOfCrazy dark eyed]] monster, but he's actually genuinely helpful.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'': All of the other four members of the team find [[DarkIsNotEvil Raven]] unsettling to some degree. Also, their enemy Dr. Light is absolutely ''terrified'' of her. [[MindRape With good reason]]. [[MookHorrorShow After all, she sucked him into tentacly darkness]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', Marceline may be an ally, but Jake is still terrified of her.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' occasionally has this. Several of Ben's alien forms are downright creepy: Wildmutt is a savage-looking beast with no eyes and impressive fangs; Ripjaws looks like a mermaid merged with a deep-sea angler fish with MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily; Big Chill is a skeletal-looking [[BigCreepyCrawlies insect]] with a ghastly voice, [[OurGhostsAreDifferent ghost]]-like powers, and GrimReaper-esque cape-wings; Swampfire and Wildvine are PlantAliens with disturbing vine abilities; and three aliens Ben acquired ([[{{Mummy}} Snare-oh]], [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Blitzwolfer]], and [[FrankensteinsMonster Frankenstrike]]) are based on classic horror monsters. Ben remained a good guy while using all of these forms. That said, [[MookHorrorShow he has no problem taking advantage on his alien forms' creepiness to scare his opponents]]...
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''
** Princess Luna, who, aside from turning into [[MadGod Nightmare Moon]], and having a hoodie made of bats, is a kind, just ruler.
** Zecora the Zebra is ostracized and feared by almost all of Ponyville, wears a face-concealing cloak that makes her eyes look like they glow, lives in the middle of the Everfree Forest (home to countless dangerous critters and plants, and host to strange supernatural phenomena) in a hut covered with grimacing masks and sinister knickknacks, and speaks in cryptic, eerie rhymes. In truth she is nothing but a good samaritan who is willing to make plenty of effort to help anypony out.
** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E18MaudPie "Maud Pie"]], this is how Pinkie Pie's friends see her sister Maud after they get past her [[TheStoic stoic]] and [[TheComicallySerious serious]] exterior.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' Episode "Insheeption": [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]], of horror film fame, turns out to be a family man and a former goverment agent, who specialized in dreamscape operations. He did kill those teenagers, but it was done for the sake of national security, and it was the reason he left the service. He ends up saving the day.
* Data 7 from ''WesternAnimation/CyberSix'', being a fierce-looking black panther, is this. He's actually quite friendly, and some of his interactions with [[HeartwarmingOrphan Julian]] are down-right adorable.